The Bahamian newspapers report that 4 men were murdered in Nassau on Friday and Saturday.
The Tribune reports that the police engaged in a shoot four with armed men early yesterday. One man had an AK-47 assault rifle. The police killed one man and arrested two others. The fourth suspect is being sought.
The Tribune says that another man was shot and killed outside of a nightclub early this morning.
The murder list has reached 54 so far this year. if this rate continues, Bahamas’ murder rate will elevate it to one of the most murderous countries in the greater Caribbean, Central and South America, behind only Honduras, Venezuela, Jamaica and the USVI.
Other murders include a well known designer and a security guard at the Atlantis Resort. They were both beaten to death.
The United Kingdom recently announced a travel advisory warning U.K. citizens of the danger of armed robbery and murder in the Bahamas. This was the eighth crime warning for the Bahamas since January 2014, totaling the warnings from the U.S., Canada and the U.K.
Canada advised its citizens to “exercise a high degree of caution, especially in Nassau, due to high rates of crime.”
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