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Potter’S Cay Security To Rise After Sex Attack

Transport Minister Renward Wells.

Transport Minister Renward Wells.

By RASHAD ROLLE

Tribune Staff Reporter

rrolle@tribunemedia.net

TRANSPORT Minister Renward Wells says officials are looking to boost security at Potter’s Cay after a woman was assaulted there.

Last week a woman was beaten, sexually assaulted and thrown into water at the dock by two men around 1am on November 11, police said. Her attackers left the area and the woman was rescued by a passing vessel hours later, shortly after 6am.

Police subsequently arrested a 41-year-old man and were said to be searching for a second suspect. The status of their investigation into the matter is unclear. 

Mr Wells told reporters yesterday: “There is security out at Potter’s Cay. We’re looking at how we can increase that to 24-hour security because that is the issue. We are looking into it but again, those kinds of matters are for the police, there is a police station there. There was a development process going on at Potter’s Cay for lighting, security, new buildings. We have gone to phase two of that development. Phase three, I believe a part of that was CCTV cameras and others and the government is still moving forward to it. We also said about a year and a half ago about how we could move a public private partnership to complete operations at Potter’s Cay.”

There have been several notable crimes at Potter’s Cay dock in the last year.

In May, two men were shot and killed at the dock.

About three months earlier, in February, another man was shot dead at the dock.

The killings prompted a boost in security that attracted the ire of vendors who accused police of being too heavy handed with patrons.

Comments

proudloudandfnm 3 months ago

If you don't clean up that garbage dump of a dock all the security in the world aint gonna help. Last time I was in Nassau it was still a jumbled mess. And I seriously doubt anyone in the Bahamian government has the skill set necessary to sort out the logistics of that dock. Get help, hire local professionals, look in Freeport, logistics is our thing.

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professionalbahamian 3 months ago

How about a way for people to get out of the water -Ladders permanently installed at proper intervals?

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Sickened 3 months ago

They'd be stolen after the first nightfall!

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mandela 3 months ago

We Bahamians do it to ourselves, we have a good thing start-up or ongoing, Arawak cay, Potters cay, etc, places, where you should be able to have clean fun, but low and behold along comes the stupid D average A$$h$$$, man liking man, low life, cowardly fools and they ruin everything and make it hard for everyone, the poor vendor and the potential visitors

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John 3 months ago

So why didn’t any news media post a photo of the alleged gang rapist who was charged? And how comes in these type matters one suspect always seems to get away and cannot be found. He gone back undercover ay?

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TalRussell 3 months ago

What 91,409 Constituents did after news reached them amid a scandal involving reality television star Comrade "Sister" Anna Nicole was to turn their backs to the governing PLP's, governing majority, yes, no .... But little could've constituents have known how messed up the Potters Cay would become after giving Imperials red shirts a massive majority 35 House seats, compared PLP's lone 4 seats. .And now the 91,409 Constituents, must adjust their brains to none other than comrade Renward, being the crown's minister being placed in-charge for Potters Cay's security. Just can't make this up ....

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sheeprunner12 3 months ago

When will Hubert Minnis wake up and see that Renward Wells is a wutless Minister????

He has done NOTHING in every portfolio that he has been assigned since 2017.

It is Ministers like Wells (and Laneisha) who will cost the FNM the next General Election in 2022.

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BONEFISH 3 months ago

There is already a small police station on Potter's Cay Dock.Do the officers stationed there do foot patrols?

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joeblow 3 months ago

It is sad that people seem to miss the fact that the focus should be on how deranged our society is. Laws and police presence don't matter when you have a society of sensible decent people who understand boundaries! We have to focus on building such a society again, we had it once!

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