In a foolishly vain attempt to keep tourists coming to the Out Islands, a police commissioner is telling people it’s safe to visit the Family Islands, despite EIGHT murders in the last twelve months.
Around $24 million is lost each year at the Bahamas Electricity Corporation, to technical and non-technical bleeding that includes everything from inadequate systems to power theft by customers.
Police say they have solved 70 percent of the 94 murders that occurred last year but are they including cases that were dropped due to insufficient evidence as “solved”?
The Bahamas has lost as much as $1.2 billion in illicit outflows over an eight-year period to one particular form of tax evasion, according to a Global Financial Integrity (GFI) analysis.
Concerns that top cops skew cases, hide files and pervert justice may be justified as junior officer files damning report on senior police officer.
In a special front page report, The Nassau Guardian has revealed that only four people were convicted of murder in The Bahamas last year, while 16 were acquitted.
In what many consider another slap in the face to the police, Senior Justice Jon Isaacs yesterday allowed a man accused of three murders to be released on bail.
Chief Justice Sir Michael Barnett promised to place greater focus on the work of the criminal court which has been fraught with problems and incompetence for years.
President of the Bahamas Bar Association, Ruth Bowe-Darville, admits that the legal profession in the Bahamas has suffered irreparable harm and disrepute.