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Published: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 00:00:37 -0700

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Bahamas: Editorial: Haiti - The Caribbean's Hot Spot For Drug Traffickers

Thu, 24 Mar 2011 07:00:00 GMT

The Bahama Journal, 24 Mar 2011 - If drug control is fundamental in maintaining a healthy society and in preventing the suffering and harm caused to individuals and society by drug abuse and drug trafficking, then its threat to the security and stability of Haiti presents a frightening picture. While the International Narcotics Control Board continues to uphold its mandate of strengthening international action against drug production, trafficking and drug related crime and providing information, analysis and expertise on drug issues; critics on the other hand point to its failure in effectively policing both licit and illicit drugs in Haiti.

Bahamas: Drug War Has Escalated In Inner City, Say Police

Mon, 05 Jul 2010 07:00:00 GMT

The Nassau Guardian, 05 Jul 2010 - A drug turf war has escalated within the inner city following the death of a notorious drug dealer, according to police sources. Police have witnessed an upsurge in murders following the drug dealer's death in 2007, as members of his gang have carried out retaliatory killings and the battle for control of the murdered man's turf has waged on in communities off East Street. A significant number of the 87 murders recorded last year were attributed to this turf war, police said, adding that murders outside of the east Street community are also linked to the war.

Bahamas: PUB LTE: Drug Prohibition and Violence in Jamaica

Wed, 23 Jun 2010 07:00:00 GMT

The Tribune, 23 Jun 2010 - The violence in Jamaica is because of drug prohibition, not in spite of it. The US drug war has done little other than to give the land of the free the highest incarceration rate in the world. Zero tolerance hasn't deterred use, in fact the US has higher rates of drug use than European Union countries that have decriminalised. Drug prohibition finances organised crime at home and terrorism abroad, which is then used to justify increased drug war spending. It's time to end this madness and instead treat all substance abuse, legal or otherwise, as the public health problem it is.

Bahamas: Editorial: Lessons To Be Learned From Jamaica

Wed, 26 May 2010 07:00:00 GMT

The Tribune, 26 May 2010 - THERE ARE many lessons that Bahamians, including politicians, can learn from the alarming situation in Jamaica. It was reported late yesterday that at least 30 persons were killed by that country's well armed criminal element, now challenging the state's attempt to arrest their drug lord "president." For too long the Jamaican police and the government have turned a blind eye to Jamaica's slums. Known as garrisons they have been taken over by criminal dons, who have turned them into their personal kingdoms.

Bahamas: Student Drug Use Triggers Concerns

Tue, 09 Feb 2010 08:00:00 GMT

The Bahama Journal, 09 Feb 2010 - Education officials have expressed serious concerns about drug use among high school students and recently urged the government to make the implementation of drug programmes and facilities for students a top priority. The Ministry of National Security recently released findings of the 2008 National Prevalence of Drug Use in High Schools Survey, which revealed that peer pressure is a major factor contributing to drug use by students. Ministry of Education officials noted that there is a lack of treatment programmes and facilities for students, particularly in Grand Bahama and the Family Islands.

Bahamas: Claim That Decriminalising Marijuana Could Help Economy

Thu, 26 Nov 2009 08:00:00 GMT

The Tribune, 26 Nov 2009 - A LOCAL social activist claims decriminalising a controversial psycho-active drug will positively affect the country's crime level and stimulate the economy. In an interview with The Tribune, Sasha Dunn challenged Bahamians to educate themselves about marijuana and the burgeoning hemp industry, which he believes is the answer to the country's socio-economic woes.

Bahamas: Surveillance Being Done On Youth Using Illegal Drugs

Mon, 16 Feb 2009 08:00:00 GMT

The Nassau Guardian, 16 Feb 2009 - With the high number of school-age boys landing before the courts for drug possession, police in Grand Bahama say there are individuals preying on the youth in the community, but a concentrated surveillance is about to change all of that. "Drugs and other things are not manufactured in the schools. We're looking at how they are getting there, what avenues are being used, where are the sources and who are the persons actually responsible for that," Superintendent Alexander Roberts assured yesterday.

Bahamas: Marijuana Use And Cultivation On The Rise
The Bahama Journal, 28 Jul 2008 - A noted rise in the cultivation and teen usage of marijuana in the Bahamas is prompting government officials to begin surveys once again in schools to find out how many youth are involved in the soliciting of illegal drugs and drug abuse. According to Deputy Director Designate of the Anti-Drug Secretariat Terrance Fountain, studies in The Bahamas have shown that marijuana is the drug of choice by far, for teenage senior high school youth