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Minnis: “20 per cent More Murders under PLP”

Leader of the Free National Movement (FNM) Dr. Hubert Minnis has highlighted that under the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) there were 20 per cent more murders than under any previous government.

With the murder count already near 50, Dr. Minnis is blaming the government for ignoring the issue of crime which he said leads to it increasing.

He also pointed out that the government has failed to produce a proper crime plan for 2015.

“Our country is yet again on track to see the deadliest year in the history of The Bahamas,” he said.

“It seems like each day more innocent lives are being taken   In just four years this government has seen more murders than the previous five years combined. What’s disappointing – but not surprising to Bahamians – is that the government failed to produce their crime plan in 2015 and once they finally did in February of this year, it was a series of recycled programs that have failed to stem this growing problem.”

He called for the government to step forward and take responsibility for the issue of crime to get a hold on the country.

“This Government should know that you cannot fix a problem, when you keep ignoring it,” he said.

“Our families and communities deserve better. Their job is to protect our people and communities. If we are going to meet the challenges our country faces, we need leadership up to the challenge. No more failed solutions and broken promises while our young men and women continue to die on our streets.”


Written by Jones Bahamas

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