Murder count reaches 100

Murder count reaches 100
The scene of the murder at Theodore Lane off JFK yesterday.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The country’s murder count reached 100 last night after a man was shot and killed on Theodore Lane off of John F Kennedy Drive.

According to police, officers responded to what was initally reported as a traffic accident but discovered the lifeless body of a man with gunshot wounds about the body. The victim was described by police as a dark man believed to be in his mid-twenties.

This latest shooting incident is the third murder recorded this week. On Tuesday, an expat was found dead with multiple stab wounds inside his condo in western New Providence.

He was identifed as Cable Bahamas manager, Marcus Hinsbey. On Wednesday night, another man was shot and killed on the island of Abaco.

Press liaison officer Chief Superintendent Chrislyn Skippings said more men have been mobilized for saturation patrols in the various communities.

“We are on the ground doing the work but we also need the community’s help in combatting the criminal element,” she said.

“For many of us we know who these criminals are and we must all do our part.”

During his one-year review in office in Parliament on Wednesday, Prime Minister Philip Davis acknowledged the crime problem in the country and said his administration is exploring legislative options to save young men and boys involved in criminal activity.

About Genea Noel

Genea Noel is the news director and weeknight TV news anchor at Eyewitness News. She began working at Eyewitness News in 2018 as the newsroom editor and was subsequently promoted during her tenure. As a household name who graces the screens of thousands of Bahamian homes each night, Genea has racked up an impressive five Bahamas Press Club awards, including “The Cyril Stevenson Award for Outstanding Political Journalism” (2020), “Best Studio Live Producer” (2020) and “Best Newscast” (2018).


Where I live, Charlotte, NC, USA, a city with population of 875,000, Charlotte, NC, USA has had about 90 murders and counting for the year. Anyways, a country with about 400,000, 100 murders should make the locals take action before the gangs do take over. As tourists, my wife and I love going to the Bahamas as often as we can because we love the people and culture. Don’t let it be taken over by cartels.

(English is my second language, so pardon any grammar).

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