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Marvin Dames, Minister of National Security.

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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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