The Bahamas, formerly one of the few countries close to the United States where persons required to register as sex offenders could still travel to, may soon become closed off as the country moves to create its own registry.

National Security Minister Marvin Dames told a reporter yesterday that “officials are also making progress toward the creation of a sexual offenders registry,”

What that means for Bahamians and those traveling to the island is still unclear, but the article indicates that the registry would be made public.

The same article stated that the minister called “BS” on a US State Department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) report stated incidents involving US citizens in the Bahamas increased by 32 percent. In fact, he said, crime decreased.

In case anyone wants to write to the reporter to present an opposing point of view on registries: KHRISNA RUSSELL [email protected]

 

 

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