The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), the U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Section (INL), and the U.S. Department of State’s Antiterrorism and Assistance (ATA) Program teamed up to provide twenty-seven Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) officers advanced training in Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) August 24-29 in Nassau.
The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) and the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) are launching a multi-year initiative that seeks to enhance anti-violence and crime prevention efforts in The Bahamas and the Caribbean at large.
Officers from abroad, working side by side with the country’s local policemen, and on exchange or for some indefinite period, most likely than not, could start swift relief and control of the crime situation in The Bahamas.
It has been almost three months since the brutal killing of British citizen Edgar George Dart in Grand Bahama and no arrests have been made, despite a $25,000 reward which was offered for information leading to the arrests of those responsible.
If the justice system can be faulted for creating setbacks to the crime fight due to back logs, what sort of effect does similarly slow system of police tribunals have on the crime fight?
Four men accused of rape allegedly intimidated the complainant and others to the extent that witnesses would show up for court and the rapists walked free… to rape again.
Police are still looking for the person who drove into three men as they walked along a Grand Bahama street early Saturday morning… then fled the scene.
Incompetent police and lame prosecutors allowed two armed robbers who were responsible for a bank heist in Exuma four years ago to walk free, proving once again that crime pays in The Bahamas..
The fear of crime in New Providence is seemingly deepening as a result of the recent carnage recorded over the past few weeks.