The Tourism Minister is concerned over reported prostitution of boys, drug dealing and solicitation in the tourist hub Festival Place. Such reports coupled with the recent tourist murder could damage the country’s reputation.
The Royal Bahamas Police Force, investigating the shooting death of 34-year-old American tourist Kyle Bruner, are reportedly questioning two suspects in connection with the murder, and seeking a third.
A 71-year-old man was shot outside of his home during an attempted armed robbery over the weekend, police reported.
Kyle Bruner, a sailor from Chicago, Illinois, was murdered on East Bay Street over the weekend when he was shot dead trying to thwart a woman from being robbed.
Three people were tied up in their Millennium Gardens home early Tuesday morning when two men robbed them of thousands of dollars worth of electronics and other goods.
Ulester Douglas, internationally recognized activist, addressed the Rotary Club of West Nassau on the topic “Men Stopping Violence.”
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.
The report said that other problems included poor detention conditions; corruption; violence and discrimination against women; sexual abuse of children and discrimination based on ethnic descent, sexual orientation, or HIV status.
Two young men accused of the recent robbery and shooting of a senior police officer were recently charged in Magistrate’s Court.