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Police Concerned At High-powered Rifles Seized in Bahamas

15 March 2016

Tribune (Bahamas)

Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade said police are "very concerned" by the amount of cocaine and high-powered rifles that have been seized on the streets of New Providence and Grand Bahama this year. Mr Greenslade said it is disgraceful that more than 200 weapons have been confiscated so far for the year. He "begged" members of the public to assist police in their investigations and said the Bahamas is only "one person with a little dope in their head" and a... (

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Major Haul of Smuggled Guns Seized in Bahamas

16 April 2014

Tribune (Bahamas)

FREEPORT – Following a major firearm seizure in Exuma, a Bahamas Customs official expressed concerns about the new smuggling techniques that are being employed by gun smugglers in the Bahamas. The illegal importation of firearms is a major challenge for Bahamian law enforcement authorities. Guns are used in about 60 per cent of violent crimes in the country. In the Bahamas, the annual rate of firearm homicide per 100,000 population was 22.2 in 2010, according to an... (

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Bahamas Govt Considers Removing Bail for Gun Crimes

31 December 2013

Jamaica Observer

NASSAU, Bahamas – The Bahamas government says it is considering legislation that would impose additional restrictions on the ability of judges to grant bail in offences involving crimes of violence and the use of firearms. Prime Minister Perry Christie said Cabinet had discussed the crime situation in the country, particularly in light of the weekend drive-by killings of four people in the Fox Hill area. Christie said the police would escalation "saturation patrols"... (

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Questions Asked Over Germany's Arms Exports

16 December 2013

Deutsche Welle

For a long time, arms exports to regions in conflict were taboo for the German government. However, the growing number of arms deals with Middle Eastern countries like Saudi Arabia or Qatar, or with Asian countries like India and Indonesia suggests that these could soon become a pillar of German foreign and security policy. This, at least, is the warning expressed in this year's weapons exports report published in Berlin on Monday (16.12.2013) by the Joint Church and... (

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Crime, Deadly Violence in Bahamas at Near 'Epidemic' Levels

11 December 2013

Tribune (Bahamas)

The current level of deadly violence means the Bahamas almost qualifies as an armed conflict zone, a new report reveals. Measured per 100,000 inhabitants, the murder rate over the last several years was about three times the level constituting an epidemic, roughly equivalent to a conflict zone, and continues to be one of the highest in the region. The statistics, included in the Inter-American Development Bank country strategy for the Bahamas, also reveal that in... (

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Bahamas Police Seize Over 100 Guns in New Tracing Operation

6 December 2013

Bahamas Weekly

NASSAU, Bahamas - An enhanced effort by the RBPF Firearms Tracing and Investigations Unit, aimed at ridding the streets of illegal firearms is paying off. Officers assigned to the Unit have removed more than 100 illegal weapons off streets across New Providence since its implementation in September 2013. The recovery of five (5) illegal weapons off the streets of New Providence on Thursday 5th December 2013, was yet another example of the excellent work of the... (

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Officials say US Gun Checks Would Stop Illegal Guns Getting to Bahamas

18 April 2013

Tribune (Bahamas)

Officials in the Bahamas had hoped that the now failed proposed measure to expand gun background checks in the United States would have assisted law enforcement here to stem the tide of illegal firearms into the country. Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson, speaking to reporters yesterday, said any legislation that would have made it more difficult to traffic in firearms would have had a significant impact in the Bahamas. "Very early on in our administration, the... (

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Germany Doubles Arms Supplies to Persian Gulf Nations

25 February 2013

RT-TV Novosti (Russia)

German military exports to Persian Gulf nations doubled in 2012 amid repeatedly-voiced international concerns over gross human rights violations in the region. The German government has been fiercely accused of unscrupulousness in arms sales. The latest report published by Munich-based Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper suggests that German arms export to the six nations belonging to the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf has grown two-fold, from 570... (

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US Man Arrested in Bahamas for Failing to Declare Guns on Boat

11 January 2013

Tribune (Bahamas)

A 60-year-old American has been arrested for failing to declare the firearms on his boat to Royal Bahamas Defence Force officers. Acting on a tip, Harbour Patrol searched the man's vessel, which was moored in Nassau Harbour on Wednesday at around 11:30pm. Once aboard, authorities found two handguns, two shot guns, one rifle and a large quantity of ammunition for the weapons. The RBDF officers arrested the man and turned him over to police shortly after. Police said... (

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Overall Crime Rate Drops, But Armed Violence Rate Rises in Bahamas

30 November 2012

Tribune (Bahamas)

Crime in the Bahamas is down 6 per cent overall for the first three quarters of 2012 compared to the same period last year, Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade said yesterday. Speaking to the press, the Commissioner said there have been significant decreases in all crimes against property and in all categories of crime against the person, with the exception of armed robberies. According to statistics 
released by the Royal Bahamas Police Force there has been a... (

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Caribbean Asks for Global Help to Address Drug, Gun Trafficking

6 November 2012


ROME, Italy – The Bahamas has called on the international law enforcement community to help the Caribbean deal with the illegal drugs trade, warning that despite regional efforts to curb the shipment of illegal drugs the trade has left behind a culture of dishonesty, disrespect, and urban violence in the country. National Security Minister Dr. Bernard Nottage, addressing the International Police (INTERPOL) General assembly here, said that The Bahamas, for example,... (

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Over 400 Guns Confiscated in Bahamas, Crime Rate Falling

15 October 2012

Bahama Journal

Statistics obtained by the Bahama Journal have revealed that to date, police have confiscated 403 firearms from throughout The Bahamas. In August, that number stood at 325. At this same point last year, police took 200 guns into their possession. Ammunition confiscation is also up this year as police have confiscated 6,025 live rounds when compared to 3,000 at this same point last year. Just this past weekend, police arrested a 19-year-old man in the Balfour Avenue... (

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With Ministers Carrying Guns Could Bahamas Become a 'Gun-toting' Society?

10 June 2012

Tribune (Bahamas)

Government ministers carrying weapons could open the door to the Bahamas becoming a "gun-toting" society. The warning came from the FNM's deputy leader after it was revealed two ministers were personally armed. Loretta Butler-Turner, who said she had received two death threats herself, branded the government "reckless" and said it was sending the wrong message by allowing ministers to carry guns. "I would ask this government to reflect on the gravity of what is... (

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Bahamas Minister's Decision to Carry a Handgun Raises Debate

7 June 2012

Nassau Guardian (Bahamas)

Minister of State for National Security Keith Bell said yesterday he does not understand why anyone would criticize his decision and that of National Security Minister Dr. Bernard Nottage to carry guns. Bell confirmed to The Nassau Guardian on Tuesday that both he and Nottage are personally armed. He also pointed out that both he and Nottage have been trained to use firearms. Former Minister of National Security Tommy Turnquest said at a press conference on... (

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UN Provides Small Arms Destruction Equipment to the Bahamas

21 May 2012

UN Dispatch (New York)

NEW YORK - In May, the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, through its Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, provided a set of small arms destruction equipment to the Bahamas and trained national officers on the use of the equipment. These activities aim to strengthen the capacity of the Bahamas to combat the illicit trafficking in small arms and light weapons nationally, as well as in the Caribbean region.... (

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Stricter Gun Control Strategy in Bahamas to Counter Rise in Gun Trafficking

14 May 2012

Eleutheran (Bahamas)

NASSAU -- The Government of The Bahamas will introduce a National Firearms Control Strategy to counter the proliferation of illegal firearms within the country, Minister of National Security Dr. the Hon. Bernard B.J. Nottage said Monday. Dr. Nottage said violence associated with the use of those firearms will be reduced as a result of the Strategy. Dr. Nottage said the National Strategy, along with an improved gun registry, the marking and tracing of weapons, improved... (

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1/3 of Femicides Committed With Gun in Latin America and Caribbean [ES]

2 March 2012

RT-TV Novosti (Russia)

[Translated summary: Nearly a third of crimes against women are committed with a firearm and in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras this indicator is 60% - Small Arms Survey.] El mayor nivel de feminicidios se registra en Latinoamérica y el Caribe. Catorce países latinoamericanos aparecen entre los 25 del mundo con la tasa más elevada de crímenes contra la mujer. El informe de la organización de investigaciones independientes Small Arms Survey,... (

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80% of Guns in Bahamas Unlicensed or Possessed Illegally - New Study

4 November 2011

Nassau Guardian (Bahamas)

More than 80 percent of the guns in The Bahamas that should be licensed are kept illegally, a study on guns in the country has estimated. "It appears that the majority of firearms are kept in breach of licenses. Even if the firearm is licensed, if its primary purpose is not for hunting, as in the case of shotguns and rifles, then the firearm is being kept in breach of its permit," said the study, which is the second of a three-part study on guns in the country. The... (

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Final Appeal as Bahamas Gun Amnesty Nears End

1 November 2011

Nassau Guardian (Bahamas)

With just two days before the gun amnesty comes to an end, National Security Minister Tommy Turnquest made a final appeal for people to turn in their illegal weapons. Midway through the amnesty period, 18 firearms and 3,386 live rounds of ammunition had been delivered to police. Yesterday, Turnquest confirmed that a few more guns have been turned in since then. "We're asking people to turn in their guns. The new amendments to the Firearms Act will come into force next... (

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Bahamas Police Seized and Marked 361 Illegal Guns So Far

24 October 2011

Nassau Guardian (Bahamas)

National Security Minister Tommy Turnquest said last week that 361 illegal guns have been marked and taken off the streets with the police force's new firearms marking machine. This figure does not include the 18 guns turned in so far under the 30-day gun amnesty, set to expire on November 3. In 2010 police confiscated 261 weapons. In his contribution to the debate on the package of anti-crime bills last week Wednesday, Turnquest said that "firearms marking is an... (

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