September 21, 2017
Minister of National Security Marvin Dames in the House of Assembly. Photo: Shawn Hanna/Tribune Staff
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NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday contended that law enforcement agencies were “cleaning up” their ranks in the wake of the recent arrests, arraignments and convictions of several prison officers for various offences in recent weeks.S
DESPITE a bloody weekend with three homicides recorded, National Security Minister Marvin Dames insisted murders continue to trend downward, adding Bahamians have absolutely no reason to feel unsafe in the country.
RESEARCHERS who conducted a manpower audit of the Royal Bahamas Police Force flayed last year’s promotional exercise in their report while revealing the top-heavy Force needs 791 more constables to be more effective.
NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday pledged the government will establish a sex offender registry before the year’s end.
NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames forecast the Minnis administration has a “hell of a lot of work ahead” as the government marks its first year.“We have a lot of work to do,” he said, “we have a lot of work ahead of us. We may have accomplished
THE Minnis administration is not in the business of “moving away from fully capable officers” within the prison system, according to National Security Minister Marvin Dames who yesterday pushed back against social media claims that dozens of contracted officers were facing terminations in the coming weeks.
NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames said he hopes Progressive Liberal Party Deputy Leader Chester Cooper is not wasting the police’s time with his pledge to contact them about comments made by Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis this week.
MINISTER of National Security Marvin Dames announced the government will establish a multi-agency law enforcement coastal security programme to mitigate threats against the country’s borders and national security. His announcement came at the Royal
NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday blamed extensive delays in the $232m Sandy Bottom Project on the complacent and poor governance of the former Christie administration.Mr Dames, in his mid-year budget communication in Parliament, indi
LAWMAKERS united yesterday to support the Proceeds of Crime Bill and the Financial Transactions Reporting Bill, laws meant to clamp down on corruption and crime, although Progressive Liberal Party leaders warned against overreach.The Proceeds of Crim
DESPITE several recent murders, homicides are still “down more than 50 percent” compared to last year, Minister of National Security Marvin Dames said yesterday.
MINISTER of National Security Marvin Dames recently said that over the past decade, escalating crime and violence numbers have presented challenges to the economic and social development of The Bahamas.“Much of the violence and crime that we are seei
National Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday declined to address the latest fatal shooting by police, insisting such matters are “thoroughly investigated” and put before the coroner.
NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday denied he has attempted to influence aspects of the commissioner of police’s 2018 policing plan, calling such concerns misguided.
TWO Cabinet ministers yesterday conceded that marijuana use has had a “devastating” impact on communities in the country, but agreed the Bahamas has reached a point where discussions must take place focusing on whether decriminalising the drug should be a consideration for the government.
ROYAL Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) recruitment numbers are down, according to Minister of National Security Marvin Dames, who said he is concerned the “numbers in the organisation have been declining as opposed to remaining constant or increasing.”
THE Ministry of National Security is still unaware of how much it will cost to outfit Royal Bahamas Police Force officers with body cams, National Security Minister Marvin Dames said yesterday.
NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames stuck to his guns yesterday as he rebuffed lingering concerns over revelations the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) sourced weapons and military items from a home-based business.Mr Dames said while he underst
MINISTER of National Security Marvin Dames yesterday expressed confidence in operations at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) as he moved to clarify several discrepancies in Auditor General Terrence Bastian’s report into the law enforcement agency.
MINISTER of National Security Marvin Dames said the Minnis administration is “not sleeping behind the wheel” as he outlined how the government intends to ramp up crime fighting initiatives by implementing gun detection technology in addition to CCTV in inner city communities.
IN a bid to shield the director of public prosecutions from undue political interference, the Minnis administration will amend the Constitution to require that all instructions from an attorney general to the director of public prosecutions be gazett
A 15-year-old boy is the country’s latest murder victim after a shooting off Prison Lane last night.
AN audit of manpower in the Royal Bahamas Police Force reveals the institution is top-heavy with recent promotional exercises placing a burden on the performance of the force, National Security Minister Marvin Dames (pictured) said in the House of Assembly yesterday.
MINISTER of National Security Marvin Dames yesterday outlined the chronic challenges the country faces in its fight against crime, while noting murders are up 41 per cent compared to this time last year, but overall crime is down by 19 per cent.