Dion ‘Emperor’ Knowles, one of the most wanted men in the Bahamas, was shot to death, becoming the 81st murder victim in the country for the year.
As law enforcement step up their presence elsewhere, one United States Drug Enforcement Agency official suggested that there may be an increase in the transport of drugs through The Bahamas.
PLP Deputy Leader and drug lawyer, Philip Brave Davis, says proposed election reform amendments do not go far enough. Agreed! Maybe they should ban drug lawyers from being politicians.
The United States government has allocated $77 million in the 2011 fiscal year for its Caribbean Basin Security Initiative, primarily for the fight against drug trafficking.
A massive four-point march and rally against drugs and crime has been planned for Sunday, June 26, by officials of the National Anti-Drug Secretariat of the Ministry of National Security.
CARICOM Member States are “particularly vulnerable and susceptible to the risks and threats posed by weapons of mass destruction and terrorism” by virtue of their small size, geographical configuration and limited technical and financial resources.
Ian Strachan wisely argues that the War on Drugs is not working, has possibly contriibuted to greater drug use, created too many “criminals” and and that a new approach is needed.
Only forty-four per cent of the murders committed in The Bahamas as of June 8 are as a result of narcotics and criminal enterprise, Minister of National Security the Hon. O.A.T. “Tommy” Turnquest told Parliament Wednesday.
Meaningful solutions and successes against the onslaught of drugs and crime will only come through a unified and focused effort involving every strata of our society.