December 6, 2018
Marvin Dames, Minister of National Security. Photo: Terrel W. Carey Sr/Tribune Staff
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Minister of National Security Marvin Dames said improvements are on the way for the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services. No timeline has been shared, but the prison is in desperate need of upgrade.
ON May 17 the gunshots that rang out in the wee hours of the morning in Blair Estates sent a tremor throughout the community, fracturing the perception of the police force. So often in police-involved killings, competing accounts on what took place began to spread. Three lives were taken - of men known to the police for a multitude of drug offences and allegations of violent crimes - but there is still discomfort and uncertainty with questions over what actually took place.
NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday accused Official Opposition leader Philip “Brave” Davis of mounting an “all-out attack” on the Royal Bahamas Police Force in the wake of Mr Davis’ comments that the time has come for police to stop investigating police-involved killings.
HEADS of respective law enforcement agencies raised concerns that the former government never communicated to them how the National Intelligence Agency was to function in the collective fight against crime.
NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames said the government has followed the law when applying vacation leave policies in law enforcement agencies, though he did not elaborate.
THE Minnis administration has been accused in an extraordinary lawsuit of exploiting vacation leave policies to unfairly sideline senior law enforcement officers.
NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday touted his ministry’s multi-agency “succession planning model,” declaring the scheme will guarantee “young and ambitious and capable” officers a chance to lead.
NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday confirmed that some Royal Bahamas Defence Force officers have been sent on leave - however he declined the specify the exact number.
THE government remains committed to the decentralisation of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, National Security Minister Marvin Dames has suggested.
NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday defended the government’s failure to appoint the Police Complaints Inspectorate despite its legal mandate to do so.
THE government has launched a 24-hour human trafficking hotline to help victims or those who aware of the crime to anonymously report it.
IN the wake of the US Department of State releasing a travel advisory on Monday, National Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday highlighted the decline of crime in The Bahamas.
SHOTSPOTTER technology should be in use throughout New Providence by the end of March, National Security Minister Marvin Dames said on Thursday.
A CRACKDOWN is coming for those strip club owners who employ undocumented foreign women, National Security Minister Marvin Dames warned yesterday, as he regretted the ruin of the country’s “moral fibre” to human trafficking.
AFTER three men were killed within less than 24 hours over the weekend, National Security Minister Marvin Dames said while police cannot stop every murder, law enforcement is on track to continue lowering murder statistics.
TO solve the issue of overcrowding at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services, National Security Minister Marvin Dames said his ministry is primarily focused on reducing the number of inmates, rather than building additional cells.
NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames has lauded current school policing strategies, telling reporters yesterday that law enforcement officers on campuses are positively impacting crime trends.
NEW hires for the Ministry of National Security are on the horizon, according to Minister Marvin Dames, who forecast a ministerial revamp to accommodate new specialist areas.
THE Minnis administration is down to a short-list of candidates for the role of commissioner at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDCS), National Security Minister Marvin Dames said yesterday.
A PRISONER escaped the Department of Correctional Services on Saturday, but was quickly captured and returned, National Security Minister Marvin Dames said yesterday.
FIGHTING crime is perhaps the most relevant national issue we face as a country, next to, of course, a much-desired economic rebound. Although marginal, the eight percent decrease in crime has been noteworthy and much credit is owed to the hardworking men and women of the Royal Bahamas Police Force. Certainly, there is room for improvement, which we should be confident will take place with the introduction of the technology Minister of National Security Marvin Dames and Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson have been promising.
NATONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday credited “quality intelligence” for the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s recent swift apprehensions of illegal migrants in areas across the country.
WITH the country on pace to record fewer than 100 murders in a year for the first time in nearly a decade, National Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday declared his goal for the year ahead: fewer than 90 murders.
Thirty-four recruits completed fire training at the Police College in Freeport, making them the first Fire Squad to pass out in over a decade at the Royal Bahamas Police Force.
NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames said yesterday law enforcement will “go vigorously” after those responsible for the two double homicides that occurred in the capital this week. As Monday’s shooting occurred at Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre, Mr Dames also said he is working with a team to create a “robust policy” to improve security at “all government properties”.