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Pintard: Crime Conclave Just a Briefing

Prime Minister Philip Davis holding an urgent conclave to address the recent increase in crime. FNM Leader Michael Pintard weighs in.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Philip Davis holding an urgent conclave to address the recent increase in crime.

Free National Movement Leader Michael Pintard says while he’s happy the government is moving, it didn’t meet his expectation.

Berthony McDermott has that.



Pintard doesn’t seem too impressed with the prime minister’s conclave to address heightened criminal activity.

While admitting it was a step in the right direction, Pintard says it was nothing more than a briefing, adding it wasn’t what he expected.

On Sunday, the prime minister convened an urgent conclave with high-level stakeholders to address the sharp increase in murders.

In a statement the prime minister said while much of it is clearly gang-related, it also includes a range of other factors are contributing to the spike.

The statement added, immediate measures were identified to help reduce levels of crime.

Pintard is hoping subsequent meetings will provide insight into what the plan is moving forward.

He along with deputy leader Shanendon Cartwright carried a document with a list of recommendations.

He said there should be increased police presence in hot spot areas, the formation of a crime

So far this year, there have been 34 murders recorded in The Bahamas.

The latest murder took place Sunday night on Palm Tree Avenue and Blue Hill Road, just hours after the crime conclave convened by the prime minister.

Local pastor and community activist Dr. Carlos Reid praised, calling it a new way to address the crime issue.

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