#Nassau, July 18, 2018 – Bahamas – The Ministry of Transport and Local Government wishes to provide details into the stabbing incident that involved jet ski operators off Rose Island on 10th July, 2018. Video footage from this incident was widely circulated on social media.
The Acting Port Controller hereby advises the public that Rose Island is not an area that is regulated by the Port Department for commercial activities under the Commercial Recreational Watercraft Act. Additionally, the persons reportedly involved in the incident have not yet been positively identified to the Port Department, nor have they been charged before the Courts by the police.
As such, the Port Department is not in a position to take any action against any individual holding a port licence, and who is allegedly involved in this incident.
The prosecution of any individual by the Royal Bahamas Police Force, who is licenced by the Port Department as a jet ski operator, will result in the immediate suspension of that operator’s licence by the Acting Port Controller, and thereafter by the revocation of that individual’s licence by the New Providence Port Authority Board.
Release: Ministry of Transport & Local Government