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The Bahamas – Unsafe To Visit?

Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said the attack on his police aide earlier this week send the message that no one in The Bahamas is safe.

Sergeants Andrew Sweeting was shot in the abdomen and hand during a botched armed robbery in Gleniston Gardens just before 10:00am.

Davis said it speaks to the high level of criminal activity.

“[Crime] is still un acceptably high and what it tells us is that none of us are safe from what is going on in our country today and it means that all of us must come together again to make a concerted effort to stop this scourge of crime,” said Davis as he headed into a Cabinet meeting.

Davis said he recently visited his injured police aide.

“I have spoken and seen him,” said Davis, referring to Sweeting. “He’s in good spirits. He is going to be well. His injuries are not life threatening. I thank God he is still with us today.”

Sweeting was not with Davis at the time of the attack.

Police say they have found three suspects in connection with the shooting.

The suspects – ages 36, 23, and 18; all of Nassau Village – were arrested on the afternoon of Monday, June 24, 2013.

By Krystel Rolle
Guardian Staff Reporter

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