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More Needs To Be Done To Protect Against Violence

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The uptick in violent incidents involving women and children has not gone unnoticed by Attorney General Ryan Pinder K.C. and Police Commissioner Clayton Fernander.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The uptick in violent incidents involving women and children has not gone unnoticed by Attorney General Ryan Pinder K.C. and Police Commissioner Clayton Fernander.

Both men agree the passage of the Protection Against Violence Bill 2023 will help address it.

The bill was passed in parliament last fall. The AG said in the Senate in late august that the bill should be seen as “an investment in the safety, dignity, and well being of Bahamian citizens.”

Today he told reporters that while it encompasses a lot, he believes there is still more work to do.

 This year, women and children have been the victims of violence. Just this past weekend a 16-year-old girl was fatally shot in Nassau Village and today a shooting killed a woman and injured a toddler.

Still, the commissioner says while he is concerned, police maintain a tight grip on crime.

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