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Minister of National Security Marvin Dames.

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Child rescue system still in testing stage

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames confirmed yesterday the Mandatory Action Rescuing Children Operation (MARCO) Alert system re-launched seven months ago is still in the testing phase.

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Corruption in Smith case? ‘Nonsense’

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday called accusations of corruption a “disgrace” as he rejected calls for a Commission of Inquiry into police conduct in the bribery and extortion trial of former PLP Senator Frank Smith.

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UPDATED: Frank Smith acquitted of all charges

FORMER PLP Senator Frank Smith was acquitted of all charges in his bribery and extortion trial on Friday, after the chief magistrate found that a case had not been made against him sufficiently to require her to compel him to answer to the allegations.

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ZNS cyber attack was predicted

POLICE have sought assistance from “international partners” after radio servers at ZNS were hacked for ransom on Monday.

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Dames aiming to transform BDCS from a penal facility to a correctional one

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames said yesterday the substantial role of commissioner of the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services will be filled at some point in 2019, this as several “transformative” moves are being finalised as the facility moves towards its proposed parole scheme.

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Dames hits out at ‘off base’ AG

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames slammed criticisms levelled by Attorney General Carl Bethel over the Defence Force’s handling of a recent plane crash as “absolutely off-base”.

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FBI briefing over 'visa fraud' sting

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames told reporters yesterday the Federal Bureau of Investigation is expected to fully brief Police Commissioner Anthony Ferguson this week on the findings of its two-year undercover investigation into an alleged visa fraud at its Nassau Embassy.

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Another fatal shooting but crime figures down

A man was killed last night and another injured in a double shooting at Parker Street, off Meadows Street.

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Bahamas will defend itself against poachers

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday said foreigners poaching in Bahamian waters are “totally unacceptable” and underscored that law enforcement agencies have a “vested responsibility” to protect the country from any acts of terrorism an

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Crime stats down - and it’s ‘not by accident’

MAJOR crime categories continue to trend downward and it’s not by “happenstance”, National Security Minister Marvin Dames said yesterday.

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Guards foil Fox Hill jailbreakers

PRISON officers thwarted an escape plot by two inmates at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services on Friday.

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9/11 attackers were refused Bahamas entry

FOUR months before terrorists orchestrated the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, two men involved in the deadly events landed at the Grand Bahama airport but were quickly sent back because they lacked the appropriate visas.

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Dames wants police to pass fitness tests

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames is calling for a physical fitness standard to be implemented for law enforcement agencies in the country, and particularly within the Royal Bahamas Police Force.

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Crackdown: More police and new cars after wave of violence

IN the face of a spate of murders, National Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday announced a series of new crime fighting strategies geared towards the blanket coverage of specific hotspot areas in New Providence.


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