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.
A socially prominent woman could not hold back tears yesterday when recalling how she pleaded with God to save her from a gunman who raped her the night of an island-wide power outage.
With the “horrendous” escalation of sexual assaults against women, the country is fast on its way to developing into a rape culture, Bahamas Crisis Centre director Dr Sandra Dean-Patterson warned.
There have been at least two reported gang rapes in eastern New Providence recently, but police are denying any knowledge of the incidents.
A federal judge ruled that a Florida woman cannot pursue claims in the United States that several Americans raped her after a Bahamian hotel bar served her alcohol when she was underage.
While tourists may enjoy the beauty that the Bahamas has to offer, beneath the surface is a country deteriorating from a lack of basic human rights, violence, and blatant discrimination.