U.S. Human Rights report points to prison, immigration deficiencies

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The United States has highlighted a series of shortcomings in The Bahamas’ immigration and detention process as well as its legal framework, and said while there have been efforts to improve procedure as it relates to migrants, gaps remain as it relates to the treatment, conditions and imprisonment of people in this […]

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Komolafe: Many afraid to support DNA because they fear change

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Arinthia Komolafe, the newly-elected leader of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA), said many are afraid to support the young party because they fear change in what has remained a ‘biased’ political system. “They are fighting to keep us out because their contract will not be automatic, but under a DNA government, every […]

Dames dismisses security concerns at prison following escape

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A prisoner escaped the Department of Correctional Services over the weekend, Minister of National Security Marvin Dames confirmed outside of Cabinet yesterday. Although the minister said the inmate was captured and returned to the facility “almost immediately” after the incident on Saturday, it remains unclear how the prisoner was able to escape […]

BDOC investigating alleged escape of prisoner for several hours on Saturday

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Officers at The Bahamas Department of Corrections are presently investigating the alleged escape of an inmate which reportedly took place on Saturday, January 12. On Monday, sources told Eyewitness News Online that the inmate who was serving time in the Medium Security Unit had allegedly escaped for several hours. It was further […]