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U.S. Crime Advisory And Armed Robberies Concerning

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Commissioner of Police Clayton Fernander expressing concern over the impact violent crime is having on the country’s number one industry, following a recent robbery of a group of tourists.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Commissioner of Police Clayton Fernander expressing concern over the impact violent crime is having on the country’s number one industry, following a recent robbery of a group of tourists.

Jasmin Brown reports on the increase in armed robberies across the island.



The Acting Commissioner made the comments during a virtual Meet The Press event that was held to highlight the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s efforts to fight crime.

When asked about a recent advisory from the U.S. Embassy in Nassau, which cautioned U.S. residents about crime levels on New Providence.

Fernander cited a recent incident at a golf course during which several tourists were robbed.

In an alert sent out on April 20, the U.S. Embassy in Nassau raised concern over recent armed robberies and an increase in homicides on New Providence.

The embassy advised U.S. citizens to exercise vigilance and noted that tourists have reported four armed robberies to the embassy.

It’s no secret that homicide numbers have been notably higher than those seen in recent years. When it comes to armed robberies, Fernander says they’re also on the rise.

Fernander says police are working diligently to crack down on violent crime, noting that a major operation has led to nearly 200 arrests in recent weeks.

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