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            [post_content] => Relatives of visiting Englishman Edgar Dart say that the police authority must act with more awareness in order to stem the rising crime rate. In recent months, Grand Bahama has experience an increase in crime with tourists and wealthy citizens seemingly the main target according to reports.

The latest victim - Edgar Dart was a British born, Canadian resident whom was shot dead whilst trying to provide protection for his recently widowed mother and other family members after three masked men broke into his mother's home armed with a gun and a machete.

Mr. Dart, age 56 challenged the intruders to a tussle at his mom's home in Emerald Bay near Freeport.  29 year old Philip Poole, son-in-law of the deceased suffered machete wounds during the onslaught and was adamant that the Bahamian authorities must begin to take control.

“This is the sixth murder they have had there this year and something has got to be done about it,” Poole was quoted as saying in Britain’s Telegraph newspaper. “We’ve got to put pressure on the authorities to stop what’s happening because it’s an absolute tragedy.

“It used to be an island paradise, really idyllic, but it’s not like that anymore I’m afraid and the authorities have to share in the blame. For our family, it’s a dream that’s turned into a nightmare.

“Crime is on the increase on the island but they try to hush it up because it’s bad for business. But if they want a healthy tourist trade the best thing they can do is not have it happen in the first place.

“If they want to keep the Bahamas as a haven for holidaymakers and retirees and the banking industry, then they’ve got to get themselves sorted out,” he stressed.

According to reports provided by  Assistant Commissioner of the Royal Bahamas Police Force - Emrick Seymour, the three robbers restrained members of the household with duct tape before shooting Mr. Dart during the struggle.

“We are right in the middle of our investigation into this situation and we are following some leads,” said Seymour.

Police have confirmed that the recent killing marks the sixth murder on Grand Bahama since the turn of the year, bringing the total to 30 in all of Bahamas.

The US embassy recently warned that “a number of US citizens had fallen victim to armed robbery and two had been murdered in the last eight months.”

Meanwhile, the late Edgar Dart’s cousin Michael was quoted in Britain’s Mirror newspaper as describing the deadly home invasion at Emerald Bay as “barbaric, horrific and just really shocking.”
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"Bahamas Must Curb Crimes" Says Family of British Victim

April 17, 2014
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Relatives of visiting Englishman Edgar Dart say that the police authority must act with more awareness in order to stem the rising crime rate. In recent months, Grand Bahama has ex...Continue reading

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Barbados captured the WICB Regional Four Day Cricket Title ahead of Trinidad & Tobago on Monday, making it the 22nd time they are being crowned first-class champions. The players have certainly brought pride to the nation; having already won the 50 over regional tournament and now the four day version of the game. It is certainly an indication of the hard work and dedication that each and every player has made.

Captain, Kraigg Brathwaite led the Bajans to four victories, one draw and a loss. The recent stellar play of the Bajan cricketers could be a sign of great things to come for the future of Barbados cricket which is know for its rich legacy. Head Coach, Hendy Springer also had high praises for his players and was proud in the way they carried themselves as professionals.

Much more can be expected of Barbados as they cruise on the path to regional super power but they will have the likes of Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica to contend with as they make their way to the summit.

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Barbados Deserving of Regional Four Day Title

April 16, 2014
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Barbados captured the WICB Regional Four Day Cricket Title ahead of Trinidad & Tobago on Monday, making it the 22nd time they are being crowned first-class champions. The playe...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => Jamaican Citizen Karen Reid will receive compensation for the misdiagnosis of being declared HIV positive. According to reports, the government has agreed to compensate the 28 year old with approximately 9 million dollars.

She however, suspects that the the medication that she had taken after been falsely diagnosed may have affected her child during her pregnancy.

“Well, I think I am satisfied with the outcome of the case, but there are things that are still bothering me because my son was born blind in the left eye as there is no pupil in that eye,”  said Reid.

“I still remember the incident from time to time, and I am not 100 per cent satisfied in certain ways because I can’t get a doctor to say whether the treatment I got because of the false test results caused the blindness in my son’s eye. No one will tell me the truth,” said Reid, adding that her son “is a slow learner and this has been linked to the problem with his sight”

According to Ms. Reid, it was two years of agony after a government medical staff declared that she was HIV positive in 2005.  In 2007, after posing the question to a medical doctor, stating that she could not be HIV Positive as there were no symptoms stemming from the virus. A second test in that year proved that Ms. Reid was HIV Free.

Reid sued the government in 2009 and last week acting Supreme Court Judge Audrey Lindo awarded her $8.5 million in damages for negligence, $285,000 for abdominal corrective surgery after she had done a caesarian section to decrease her child's risk and $200,000 for future psychiatric expenses.

She was also awarded $44,000.00 for special damages. It did not stop there, as interest was awarded at 3% per annum from 2009 to the date of payment.

The government has accepted liability and the case gone  for assessment of damages, which will determine the level of interests to be paid.
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Jamaican Government Pays For 9 Million Dollar HIV Mistake

April 16, 2014
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Jamaican Citizen Karen Reid will receive compensation for the misdiagnosis of being declared HIV positive. According to reports, the government has agreed to compensate the 28 year...Continue reading