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Minister of National Security Marvin Dames.

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Task force to look into government house security

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames announced yesterday the appointment of a “review committee” tasked with investigating the security issues related to the shooting death of Petty Officer Percival Philip Perpall at Government House on April 28.

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We have the skills to operate radar

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames has dismissed claims that Royal Bahamas Defence Force officers tasked with operating a newly installed long-range radar do not have the necessary skills for the job.

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Commissioner to be revealed this month - Dames

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames expects to announce the new commissioner of the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services this month.

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MPs in row on House stairs

A VERBAL altercation erupted on the interior stairway of the House of Assembly yesterday between National Security Minister Marvin Dames and Pineridge MP Fredrick McAlpine.

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I'll discuss Dames and Sands on Friday, says PM

Dr Hubert Minnis said he will address public calls for the removal of two Cabinet ministers involvedin the Frank Smith bribery and extortion trial tomorrow.

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Govt to appeal Smith acquittal

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday defended his role in the bribery and extortion trial against former PLP Senator Frank Smith, telling The Tribune he did not play political games.

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CCTV, drone and bodycam initiatives rolling out

AFTER months of discussion and review, the government will today enter into an agreement for a ShotSpotter system, the first of four technology-based crime fighting tools scheduled for a 2019 roll out.

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Prison contraband – we have to stop it

AFTER correctional officers complained about being subjected to strip searches at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services, National Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday contended that all efforts must be made to “stop the flow of illegal contraband” into the facility.

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Dames: We have ‘fair idea’ who shot couple

POLICE have a “fair idea” who was responsible for Monday’s brazen double homicide at the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre in Fox Hill and will “bring them to justice,” according to National Security Minister Marvin Dames.

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Missing pilot: Search to be abandoned?

A SEARCH and recovery effort is still ongoing for missing pilot Byron Ferguson and his aircraft however nothing new has been found, National Security Minister Marvin Dames and Royal Bahamas Defence Force Commodore Tellis Bethel said yesterday.

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Dames: Law Enforcement agencies working together to fight crime

WITH a sharp decline in homicides compared to last year, National Security Minister Marvin Dames said all law enforcement agencies are working collectively to keep the crime rate down.


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