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Man Shot Dead At Home Off Tonique Williams-Darling Highway

The body of the dead man is removed from the scene in Knowles Drive on Saturday night. Photo: Terrel W Carey/The Tribune

The body of the dead man is removed from the scene in Knowles Drive on Saturday night. Photo: Terrel W Carey/The Tribune

POLICE in New Providence report that a man has been shot at a home off Tonique Williams-Darling Highway on Saturday night, the fourth murder in the capital since Thursday morning.

Police are seeking the public’s help in solving the crime, which occurred shortly after 10pm, when officers received a report that a man was shot in front of a home on Knowles Drive, off Tonique Williams-Darling Highway. When they arrived on the scene they found the lifeless body of an adult male who had been shot. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

It was the third murder in the capital in 30 hours and takes the murder total for 2017 to 48 according to The Tribune's records.

Police are also searching for two men responsible for a shooting incident that has left a man dead on Friday night. According to reports, shortly after 10pm, a man was driving his vehicle in the area of Bola Alley and Augusta Street, when two men with handguns approached and fired several shots at him before fleeing on foot.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene near Kirkie Bar.

Three suspects were also taken into custody on Friday afternoon after a shooting incident on Market Street left one man dead and another seriously injured.

According to reports, shortly after 4pm, a group of men were standing in front of a car wash near Palm Tree Avenue, when the occupants of a dark coloured vehicle pulled up and fired several shots at them before speeding off.

Two of the men were shot and transported to hospital, where one of them succumbed to his injuries. The other is said to be in a serious condition.

Mobile Division officers spotted the getaway vehicle fleeing the area. After a search ending in Ridgeland Park, three suspects fled the area on foot before being captured. A Tech 9 automatic firearm and a .40 pistol, along with several rounds of ammunition, were recovered from the men.

On Thursday a minibus driver was shot in the downtown area of Nassau after being chased by his killers, police said. The man, identified by friends as Hans Neely, was a transportation supervisor at Stuart Cove’s and was driving a bus while being chased.

When he reached the downtown area around 7am, the suspects pulled in front of him and fired shots at him, police said. The shooting occurred at East Street north, near Prince George Wharf, an area that is usually populated by tourists, cruise ship passengers and downtown shoppers.

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steplight 1 year, 6 months ago

A Crime of Aggression is a specific type of crime where a person plans, initiates, or executes an act of aggression using state military force that violates the Charter of the United Nations. The act is judged as a violation on based on its character, gravity, and scale.Acts of aggression include invasion, military occupation, annexation by the use of force, bombardment, and military blockade of ports.The Crime of Aggression is a crime under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. The definitions and the conditions for the exercise of jurisdiction over this crime were adopted by consensus at the 2010 Kampala Review Conference by the States Parties to the Court.Under the Statute, the definition of "crime of aggression" is stated as follows:Article 8.1. For the purpose of this Statute, “crime of aggression” means the planning, preparation, initiation or execution, by a person in a position effectively to exercise control over or to direct the political or military action of a State, of an act of aggression which, by its character, gravity and scale, constitutes a manifest violation of the Charter of the United Nations.2. For the purpose of paragraph 1, “act of aggression” means the use of armed force by a State against the sovereignty, territorial integrity or political independence of another State, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Charter of the United Nations. Any of the following acts, regardless of a declaration of war, shall, in accordance with United Nations General Assembly resolution 3314 (XXIX) of 14 December 1974, qualify as an act of aggression: (a) The invasion or attack by the armed forces of a State of the territory of another State, or any military occupation, however temporary, resulting from such invasion or attack, or any annexation by the use of force of the territory of another State or part thereof;(b) Bombardment by the armed forces of a State against the territory of another State or the use of any weapons by a State against the territory of another State;(c) The blockade of the ports or coasts of a State by the armed forces of another State;(d) An attack by the armed forces of a State on the land, sea or air forces, or marine and air fleets of another State;(e) The use of armed forces of one State which are within the territory of another State with the agreement of the receiving State, in contravention of the conditions provided for in the agreement or any extension of their presence in such territory beyond the termination of the agreement;(f) The action of a State in allowing its territory, which it has placed at the disposal of another State, to be used by that other State for perpetrating an act of aggression against a third State;(g) The sending by or on behalf of a State of armed bands, groups, irregulars or mercenaries, which carry out acts of armed force against another State of such gravity as to amount to the acts listed above, or its substantial involvement therein.

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alfalfa 1 year, 6 months ago

So now we know the definition of a crime of aggression, as defined in the Charter of the United Nations, but how is that relative to this article, or to the Bahamas in general?

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DDK 1 year, 6 months ago

That is exactly what I was wondering.

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