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July 22, 2013
Imports rise by seven percent

The Bahamas imported seven percent more goods in 2012 than in the previous year, with imports of $3.6 billion amounting to 45 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), according to the Department of Statistics. This nation's exports also rose, with exporters selling $828.7 million worth of items abroad - an increase of over $100 million, or 14 percent.

As is usually the case, three commodities, ...

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July 18, 2013
Rate of minor crimes 'continues to rise'

COMMISSIONER of Police Ellison Greenslade admitted yesterday that the rate of minor crimes continues to escalate despite a decrease in major crime across the Bahamas.

According to the latest statistics released by the Mr Greenslade, major crime in the Bahamas is down three per cent compared to the same period last year January 1 to July 16...

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December 20, 2011
Report: Rising Crime 'End Result' Of Poor Economy

The sharp rise in crime is the end product of a vicious cycle as consumer confidence falls along with the country's GDP, according to a leading professor of Economics & Finance at the College of The Bahamas (COB).

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Crack down on hiring illegal immigrants
July 30, 2008
Crack down on hiring illegal immigrants

Employers hiring illegal immigrants could soon face more public penalties as the government works to reign in the number of illegal immigrants that flock to Bahamian shores every year.

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Number of 'minor' crimes 'staggering'
July 19, 2013
Number of 'minor' crimes 'staggering'

Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade said yesterday statistics on "minor" crimes such as aggravated assault and causing harm are "staggering".

Greenslade acknowledged that all crimes that are committed in The Bahamas are not included in the crime statistics that are provided from time to time...

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June 27, 2013
Turnquest 'amazed' on crime admission

Former Minister of National Security Tommy Turnquest said yesterday he found it "amazing" that Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis would say that no one in the country is safe from crime after his aide was shot on Monday.

Turnquest said this is the same Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) that blamed him every time a crime happened.
"This is the same person who put up all those billboards," T...

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June 24, 2013
Statistics needed on court cases

Dear Editor,

In recent weeks, government and police officials have made what may well be unjustified criticisms of the court system in The Bahamas. The question that arises in my mind is: Which end of the court system are they talking about?

I had the privilege to serve as a magistrate from January 2005 to November 2006 principally working the Family Island circuit in 17 districts, hearing...

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Defence force officers to assist in crime fight
June 19, 2013
Defence force officers to assist in crime fight

Minister of National Security Dr. Bernard Nottage announced yesterday that he has directed the commodore of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) to deploy up to 150 officers to assist the police force in fighting crime.
"Mr. Speaker, we are not going to take it any more," said Nottage, while contributing to debate on the 2013/2014 budget.
Nottage said the Defence Force officers can assist with...

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The rise of the Haitian population
June 17, 2013
The rise of the Haitian population

The issue of Haitians in The Bahamas has long been a contentious one. On one side of the divide are those who believe The Bahamas should be welcoming toward Haitians. The other side is filled with those who believe our national identity is being threatened and normally blame Haitians for a host of social ills.
It wasn't always this way.
While there were many years in the middle of the 20th Centu...

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Argentina pulls away late to beat The Bahamas
June 12, 2013
Argentina pulls away late to beat The Bahamas

The country's junior men's national basketball program has certainly come a long way since a 40-point massacre to the Argentines seven years ago in San Antonio.
This time, The Bahamas was right in the game, until faltering late to drop their first game of the FIBA Americas Under-16 Championships, 74-53, to Argentina. The tournament, also known as the Tournament of the Americas, is being contested...

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