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Marvin Dames, Minister of National Security.

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Dames: Technology upgrade for vote ‘daunting’

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames says that to introduce technological upgrades to the voting process one year before the general election could be a “daunting” task that confuses and complicates how ballots are cast.

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‘Unfortunate’ that curfew convictions on records

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames said it is “unfortunate” that convictions for breaching COVID-19 rules is showing up on some people’s police records.

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Suspects face new controls in Bail Act

THE Minnis administration is seeking to make changes to the Bail Act by introducing a bail management system that ensures accountability while eliminating loopholes that allow impropriety.

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Dames tells RBDF to make safe decisions

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames reminded Royal Bahamas Defence Force officers of their responsibility to ensure the safety of their vessels and crew members, urging them to make wise and well thought-out decisions while at sea.

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Dames hints at changes to voting process - but no details

THE government will be making changes to the voting process for the upcoming 2022 election, according to National Security Minister Marvin Dames.

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More than 200 cases of COVID-19 in Police and Defence Force

THERE have been more than 200 COVID-19 cases collectively in the Royal Bahamas Police Force and Royal Bahamas Defence Force, National Security Minister Marvin Dames said yesterday.He said of the 102 confirmed cases in the police force, six of those a

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Police delay on killing ‘concerning’

ENGLERSTON MP Glenys Hanna-Martin wants National Security Minister Marvin Dames to explain why it took three days for authorities to confirm that a police involved killing happened last Friday.

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100 officers quarantined as case count rises by 40

MORE than 100 police officers are in quarantine because of COVID-19 as the number of overall cases in the country jumped by 40 yesterday, including 21 in Grand Bahama, 16 in New Providence, two in Exuma and one in Cat Island.

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Bahamas keeps its Tier 1 status on human trafficking

FOR the sixth year in a row, The Bahamas has maintained its Tier 1 ranking from the US State Department for its compliance in helping to eliminate human trafficking.Announcing the news during a press conference yesterday, Minister of National Securit

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'Crime down, despite three murders in week'

DESPITE three murders happening so far this week, National Security Minister Marvin Dames said crime is down in the country. He said there is still a concern of someone being murdered or getting injured, adding he has been hearing from the police co

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Dames: No special treatment for Ash

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames said yesterday that any suggestion Jonathan Ash was given special treatment when he went to court Monday without handcuffs or shackles is “ludicrous”. He also refused to specifically address the involvement of

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Dames: Don't confront police in these difficult times

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames is urging Bahamians to not confront police when approached by officers during the country’s lockdown.

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Police will be there to help, says Dames

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames said police will not enforce Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ emergency COVID-19 orders in an intimidating way, emphasising the point is to save lives, not punish people.

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Dames: DNA identification of storm victims 'well underway'

DNA identification for storm victims who died during Hurricane Dorian is well underway, according to National Security Minister Marvin Dames.Mr Dames confirmed that officials are “moving ahead” with victim identification yesterday during a press conf

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Dames: We have obligation to investigate Nygard claims

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames said police will investigate claims that Peter Nygard concealed his alleged sexual crimes by bribing local law enforcement officials, saying the country’s reputation is at risk.

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Dames: No let up on marijuana arrests

POLICE officers will not stop arresting marijuana users despite the recommendations made by the Bahamas National Commission on Marijuana concerning the drug, according to National Security Minister Marvin Dames.

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Dames urges students to 'say no to violence'

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames urged Bahamian students on Friday to "say no to violence” after a recent survey revealed that 17 percent of the students surveyed say they were in a fight at school within the last 30 days.

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ShotSpotter credited with detecting 1,000 gunshots

THE ShotSpotter gunshot detection system has detected over 1,000 gunshots to date, thus improving police response time, National Security Minister Marvin Dames said yesterday. Mr Dames said over 1,200 gunshots have been detected as a result of the g


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