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Violence in The Bahamas is a Tragedy, Prime Minister Davis Says

NASSAU, The Bahamas – As he addressed the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s (RBPF) annual Service of Thanksgiving, on January 8, 2023, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis expressed his “profound gratitude” to RBPF members, who worked to maintain public order and safety, and to enforce the law, in difficult and often dangerous circumstances. He also noted that the violence in The Bahamas was “a tragedy, one that tears at our soul”.   “Crime has been a very serious and chronic problem for too long – and then a succession of national crises poured gasoline on the fire,” Prime Minister Davis said, at the Service held at Zion Baptist Church, on Shirley Street.  “Years of trauma, dislocation, lockdowns, despair have led to the tragedies we see unfolding ar...