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Three Dead, Two Injured In Shootings

Five shootings in less than 24 hours have left three men dead and two in hospital.

In the first incident, around 10:00am on Tuesday, police received a report that a man was found dead through a track road behind Yellow Elder Primary School off Baillou Hill Road. Police on arrival at the scene found the lifeless body of a male with multiple gunshot wounds to the body. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.

In the second incident, around 6:15pm on Tuesday, police received a report that a man had been shot in the area of 8th Street off Robinson Road. Police arrived at scene to find a male with multiple gunshot wounds to the body. The victim was transported to hospital where he is detained in serious condition.

In the third incident, around 10:30pm on Tuesday, the victim was walking on Ida Street south of Balfour Avenue, when a man armed with a handgun approached him and shot him several times before fleeing on foot. The victim was taken to hospital via ambulance where he later succumbed to his injuries.

In the fourth incident, around 2:00am on Wednesday, the victim was sitting on a vehicle on Hospital Lane, when a man armed with a handgun approached him and shot him several times before fleeing on foot. The victim was taken to hospital via private vehicle where he later succumbed to his injuries.

In the fifth incident, around 4:35am, the victim was walking behind a building located off East Bay Street, when a male in a white Honda vehicle fired several shots at him, hitting him in the leg and abdomen before fleeing on foot. The victim was taken to hospital where he is detained in a serious condition.

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B_I_D___ 6 years, 2 months ago

Bring on the New Year!! We've got records to break!! Everyone off to a good start. Police dem mussy be too busy partying New Years Eve to be out on patrols.

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John 6 years, 2 months ago

If the time is not now for hanging, when will it be?

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crabman 6 years, 2 months ago

break out the chips and beer and hang em high

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bnewbold 6 years, 2 months ago

Hanging is not going to solve the problem because those who are in jail on death row are not committing the crime of murder. They are in their for life and they have been convicted and are not on bail. Let us deeply think about a solution. We need to deal with our ports of entries and figure out how we are going to stop these guns and bullets from getting in. We have to much corrupt Police, Customs and Immigration officers and need to get ride of them out of the uniform branches and stop the covering up. Once we stop the guns and bullets from getting into the country illegally we can control the gun problem that is the first step. The second step is controlling our young men and women and teaching them to being adults. If we can save 9 out of 10 we save a lot. Although there are young parents where the mother is 30 and the son is 16-18, they need help raising their kid. We have to return to a community of caring about our people and country. If we don't act now, we are on the trend of self destruction. We must return discipline back into the classrooms starting from the primary school level and bring it into junior and senior as time progresses. We need parents to stop acting the fool when their child is discipline by a teacher. It is so many things that we need to return to, that will correct these problems. Our young men believe when they are failing in high school, it is the end so what to do? We need people to return to believing in our young men, that there are thousands of opportunities and they are not failures. Bahamians, stop, think, listen, hanging is not the solution because it takes 10-15 years to hang someone and in 10-15 years many crimes can be committed but not by those on death row.

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JohnDoes 6 years, 2 months ago

The shameful part about the typical 'Bahamian' is that all of them do not have this common sense to bring about change in the country. The people themselves are stressed and border line giving up because of unemployment, lies and broken promises from the government etc. and are retaliating in the sense that 'If we do it the way they say do it, we get nothing in return' So 'we might as well take and get what we want however we do it' The governments focus on foreigners blinded them from the problems of their own people and now that it is out of hand, they want to try and cap it. Its too late the level of crime in the types of crime committed is already appalling. How can we advertise a country that is basically in turmoil in the key areas of keeping a country safe, especially opportunity for the people. The people gave up on the government a long time ago. They only vote because it is their right. We only have two options anyway and they both seem to be up the same creek.

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bnewbold 6 years, 2 months ago

That is the problem right there, Bahamian people to laid back and want government job rather than taking themselves to advance. You mentioned foreigners that the government call on, 80% of our people are not qualified on paper to do the jobs that require employees. If the foreigners can advance themselves so can we. That attitude is what is killing our country slowly because we believe we our slaves, work in the hotel or work for government. Lets us, the grown adults who can help make the change start the process of change. We need to be positive about our country. The police can deal with crime in the worst way imaginable but do we want that?

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nassauboy 6 years, 2 months ago

Actually, you had more than 2 options. Bahamians only believe in one of the two options. Others never given a chance. Bahamians seem to like to just keep putting in the same ingredients and expecting something different to come out of the oven. Oh and they like to talk too.

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JohnDoes 6 years, 2 months ago

I heard something about the mud in Abaco being burnt down? At least 50 homes destroyed? Any information on that ?

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GQ 6 years, 2 months ago

Talking with a fellow from one of the family islands where there is a huge Haitian community and he told me he was offered any kind of gun he wanted from sawed off shotguns to automatic assault rifles. He said they come in through the port where customs officers examine and do the clearing all for a price. Mr. Police Commissioner and Mr. Head of customs you need to check these ports and your employees.

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B_I_D___ 6 years, 2 months ago

The problem there is that you are assuming all illegal minded people do t he right thing and clear their boats through customs. There are no safeguards in place to stop any boat from entering this country and just pulling up at a random dock somewhere...offloading, then going to formally clear customs with te illegal cargo done gone out of sight.

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John 6 years, 2 months ago

If guns were not available and persons wanted to commit murder they would find a way to do it. Cain did not have a gun when he committed the first murder and killed his brother Able. Sir Harry Oakes was one of the most famous persons murdered in the Bahamas and a gun was not used to end his life. Then you have Hal Taylor and Deserie Darville , who were brutally murdered and, again, no gun as used. The bottom line is that we must make life sacred in this country again and one of the surest and most swiftest way to do that is to make persons who kill other people intentionally, pay with their own lives. We can argue until the cows come home as to whether or not hanging or capital punishment is a deterrant. The fact is what is being done now is not working. We have just closed probably the most bloodiest year is the history of the modern Bahamas, and the new year is starting out already stained with blood; human blood. So it doesn't hurt to bring capital punishment back into effect if only for a short while. The fact too is that most of the people who have killed in the past 10 years are not in jail. Many are still walking the streets. Many are still killing. Over 1,000 (ONE THOUSAND MURDERS) in 10 years, only EIGHTY persons in jail for murder. What is wrong with that picture? I say put the noose around their necks and let them pay for desecrating the soil of our Bahamas with human blood.

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JohnDoes 6 years, 2 months ago

The thing is John, My ostrich has layed only 1 egg for the year of 2013. Is it strange that this happened? Im not sure, but ive found out that ostrich's can lay up to 20 eggs, laying one egg every two to three days. I bought my ostrich from a fellow down in inagua. He said he rarely let the ostrich feed on its own, so he just gave it raw wild hog scraps. My ostrich is yellowing in the face, I think it has jaundice or something however Ive never known ostrich's to get jaundice. Any hoo, I think my ostrich is African traded through the once unknown Bermuda Square. Maybe thats why my ostrich hates to look at the beautiful ocean. Perhaps 2014 will be a better year for my ostrich, so that my ostrich can have a race with the unicorns in Europe.. Something to think about.

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John 6 years, 2 months ago

My goose has laid a golden egg. Now everyone is after my goose. Trying to poison it with wrong information. Giving bad advice at every opportunity. Changing up its diet and leading it down a path of destruction. Ever wonder why? long live the Bahamas and indigenous Bahamians!

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JohnDoes 6 years, 2 months ago

Exactly, may your Goose live on to lay many more golden eggs. However, my ostrich has laid a mighty big egg unfortunately it has no value as a precious metal. Ostrich egg's are yummy though, but I have to wait so long before it lays another. Also if you eat too many ostrich eggs, especially mine, you might turn into one yourself. People think my Ostrich is a Emu but time and time again I have to reiterate that my Ostrich is a ratite relative of the Emu and is much larger than my Ostrich. Anyway, time to take my ostrich out to ride across the Serengeti like a Stallion in the shadows.

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nassauboy 6 years, 2 months ago

I no longer live in Bahamas but born there.

There are several issues. Here are a few comments I have to make in no particular order.

  1. Children born with no daddy, and its perfectly fine and acceptable. Guess what, for the first couple generations it might work out, but eventually you end up with young males that now see this as a way of life. In the end, no one is there to teach the young makes any standards, or provide stability. Long run this is not good, and this is where you are now.

  2. Jobs. Without jobs there will never be any hope. Stop relying on government to create jobs. They do not. Governments spend your money or money they borrow to pay their workers. It does not contribute to the overall prosperity of the country. Yes you need roads, infrastructure, hospitals and the government should (if can afford) provide some basics to the people and security and a framework for business ... they however are not business just business enablers.

  3. Education of the country. I checked the papers and see where people celebrating 'D"'s in school now. Terrible. I do talk to several business owners in Bahamas, and guess what. You can't even find reliable people to show up each day and answer a telephone properly. No skills. Not academically, not socially and no sense of desire to work. Many are going to disagree with me, but .. look around -- what you see reflects what Im saying.

  4. Tourism. Until Bahamas can educate itself, and retain the people like me that left then you are stuck with just a few basic industries that actually bring money into the country. No money coming into the country and no money for people or governments ... so real prosperity will be based on new money into the country. I see some saying that they feel like salves working in the hotels and the tourism industry ... well you can feel however you wish ... I don't like working either, but it beats the alternatives. So in the end when the attitude filters through to the vacationers ... then they stop coming. Bahamas is not a cheap destination, and there are many alternatives for far less.

  5. Crime. Its having a huge impact on your tourism, the one thing thats still keeping Bahamas afloat. Crime is just the symptom because people have no jobs. Some want them but not educated enough, some just don't have the ethics, some just do not want them. Yes thee are the exceptions ... but a country can not be prosperous on the few good. I have been watching the crime rates and they not improving.

Anyway, the truth is until the greater proportion of Bahamians decide that family stability, values, education, work ethic are important (will take generations to undo whats already done) then nothing will really change. Change will have to come from within, and I don't really think the people are ready yet as they still blaming everybody but themselves.

Nassauboy.

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nassauboy 6 years, 2 months ago

Thanks for your comment. I do not often come back to check what I write about or the responses.

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isldnrudeboy 6 years, 2 months ago

Amen...you hit the nail right on the head. One thing a lot of people, not persons but people, dont like to hear is the truth. Change starts from with in and the longer it takes for change to happen, the worst things will get for the Bahamian people, not for the Bahamas but for the Bahamian people.

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Bahamianpride 6 years, 2 months ago

Had enough of reading about violence, my plans of retiring home are officially cancelled.. I love my Country but there is just too much crime.

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B_I_D___ 6 years, 2 months ago

I'm stuck here for now, but IF I survive and am able to get out...I'm gone, this place is going to the crapper faster than we can blink. Step out and let this place implode upon itself.

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concernedcitizen 6 years, 2 months ago

WE CANNOT BE AN IRRESPONSIBLE PEOPLE , SINGLE MOMS, ABSENTEE DADS ,SWEETHEARTS,, AND EXPECT RESPONSIBLE RESULTS ,,,,,,,,IT REALLY IS THAT SIMPLE

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isldnrudeboy 6 years, 2 months ago

The cause is not always because of, "IRRESPONSIBLE PEOPLE , SINGLE MOMS, ABSENTEE DADS ,SWEETHEARTS", it is because of lack of structure. We all are cut from a different piece of fabric, and with in that fabric if the most ingrediant, which is structure, is missing all hope is lost. Bahamian people needs to get back to basic and beat, not physically, structure in the youth of Bahamas.

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SP 6 years, 2 months ago

Too many geniuses here for me today.

Christie can blah blah blah until he runs out of hair dye.

This bloodbath in our country will continue unabated unless government removes murderers out on bail and serious crimes along with illegal immigrants’ from the streets.

Simple!

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