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Minister of National Security Marvin Dames.

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'Police did what they had to do'

ROYAL Bahamas Police Force officers “did what they had to do” when they killed three men at a Blair home on Friday, National Security Minister Marvin Dames has said, while insisting that, regardless of what allegations are made, the facts will eventually be made known.

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Govt drones firm decision 'at the end of February'

THE public will learn which drone company the government plans to engage at the end of February, according to National Security minister Marvin Dames.

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‘Facts don’t merit crime alerts’

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames rejected Royal Caribbean’s warning to its passengers calling Arawak Cay’s Fish Fry a concerning crime area, insisting yesterday there is no statistical evidence to support the assertion.

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Police to be briefed on FBI’s visa probe

A TEAM of investigators from the Royal Bahamas Police Force and an attorney from the Department of Public Prosecutions are headed to Washington to meet with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation this week, according to National Security Minister Marvin Dames.

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Ministry set for gun-detection technology to tackle crime

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames has said his ministry will soon sign a contract for a new gun-detection technology called Sun Spotter, which will “revolutionise” crime fighting, according to officials.

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Dames: We don't want an 'us against them' society

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames said yesterday law enforcement was open to considering a policy to place officers involved in shooting deaths on administrative leave or “desk duty” until matters are investigated.

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Training programme to reach at-risk youths

RECOGNISING the correlation between unemployment and crime, the Ministry of National Security yesterday signed a contract with the National Training Agency that will provide job training for 260 at-risk youth.The 12-week long programme will begin on

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Footage of police assault ‘appalling’

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames conceded yesterday the Royal Bahamas Police Force must be more transparent with the public about its investigations into use-of-force incidents involving police officers.

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Policing stepped up for pupils’ new term

NATIONAL Security minister Marvin Dames yesterday said the public can expect to see police stationed at schools and an increased police presence in and around school zones.

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Cyber criminals posing as public figures net thousands

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday warned the public not to give money to people posing as politicians online as police revealed Bahamians have lost more than $100,000 to cyber criminals this year.Mr Dames said an individual was recent

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Training stepped up to minimise police shootings

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday confirmed police were working to establish intermediate use of force standards that would regulate police response when facing perceived threats.Use of force standards dictate how much force can be us

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Dames: Corrupt prison officers will be exposed, prosecuted and removed

National Security Minister Marvin Dames said corrupt prison officers will be exposed, prosecuted, and removed from the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services.


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