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Man Wanted in Two Countries

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By Deandrea Hamilton

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He is both a Grand Bahama (Bahamas) man and a Providenciales (Turks and Caicos) man; 32 year old Brandon Leonardo Rahming is wanted by two Police departments in two different countries for a string of very serious crimes.

Rahming has become evidence and a type of vindication for the Royal Bahamas Police and Minister of National security in The Bahamas who came under fire for the deployment of 24 members of the Force.  It is now clear, the two countries which share strong family ties are often dealing with the same suspects and this one is linked to several cold-blooded killings.

“Both law enforcement agencies want to question him reference to murder, drugs and firearm.”

The wanted posters went live in The Bahamas around 1:30pm on Thursday October 27, minutes later the Turks and Caicos Police published its wanted poster; both containing likenesses of the same man.

“Initial reports state around 6:05pm today (October 26, 2022) multiple calls were placed to the Police Control Room, that gunshots were being heard in the vicinity of the James Stubbs building along Leeward Highway.  Additional calls to the Police Control Room reported that the body of a male was lying near Monica Bar bleeding.

Upon arrival, the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force officers saw the bleeding bodies of two males at the scene,” informed the police report issued on the night of the shooting which shattered three weeks of peace in Provo.

The now regional manhunt follows that double shooting in the Bight, Providenciales just before sundown on Wednesday.

One man, Paul Missick, was killed on the spot while the other, Louis Francis survived and was taken to hospital.  Now, once again, due to the previous violent threat at the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre, when a target survived the shooting meant to kill him, the facility has suspended visitations to the general public.

“If he is seen, members of the public are advised not to approach the subject as he is considered armed and dangerous,” explained the Royal Bahamas Police in a statement.

On October 7, 2022 two dozen members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force were sworn in to support the Turks and Caicos Islands and are led by ACP Kendall Strachan in what is dubbed, Operation Anaconda.

Brandon Rahming, originally from Freeport, remains at large.

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Bahamas as Caribbean top 2024 Spring Destination

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Rashaed Esson

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#Bahamas#Tourism, February 23rd, 2024 – The Bahamas has been categorized as the most popular Caribbean destination for travel in the upcoming spring season by travel insurance company Squaremouth, in a new report. It was the only Caribbean nation to make the list for the top 10 destinations. The report is derived from travel insurance purchases made through Squaremouth.

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Regional Soldiers head to Jamaica to train for pending Haiti mission

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Rashaed Esson

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#Haiti#KenyaMultinationalForce#CARICOM, February 22nd, 2024 – About 150 Bahamian soldiers are heading to Jamaica within the next one or two weeks for a joint training with Jamaican soldiers, in preparation for the pending Kenya led multinational force mission to Haiti according to Bahamian Defense Chief Commodore, Raymond King, in reports. Soldiers and security forces from Chile and Argentina will also travel to Jamaica for the training.

King informs that Kenya and Haiti are in the process of signing off on an agreement to allow Kenya to lead the force into Haiti, following advice from Kenya’s High Court which recently deemed Kenya’s decision to deploy police officers to the gang run nation as unconstitutional. This agreement includes a formal request for assistance from Haiti, allowing Kenya to legally intervene on the ground.

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Major plans for The Bahamas announced Davis

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Rashaed Esson

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#Bahamas#Development,February 22nd, 2024 – “Things are changing in The Bahamas,” were the words of Prime Minister Philip Davis as he outlined some of the Government’s plans to improve the nation through a decrease in the cost of living, enhanced security for Bahamians and the expansion of access to opportunities. Davis, who was presenting on February 21st, the Bahamas Mid-Year Review of the fiscal performance for the fiscal year 2023/2024, highlighted a long list of plans for the archipelago.

Here’s the full list stated in Davis’ address :

  • A new energy policy and an expansion of renewable energy, including microgrids, and an emphasis on engaging local Bahamian firms and building local professional capacity; 
  • An expansion of Bahamian ownership in our economy, including support for entrepreneurs, small and medium sized enterprises, and an expansion of affordable housing –with hundreds of families moving into new homes by this summer; 
  • A modern and award-winning specialized tourism product, with new investments across our archipelago, and major visibility and branding campaigns in New York, Florida, and the UK;
  • Progress on redeveloping downtown Nassau, long overdue;
  • New commitments to education, including a Parental Engagement Unit; more teacher training, modernizing the curriculum, classroom enhancements, improving school attendance, and using the Renaissance testing results to design individualized support for students; 
  • An expansion of technical and vocational training, including certification at the high school level;
  • An Empower Grand Bahama micro-grant programme for entrepreneurs; $1.5 billion in investments for Grand Bahama in the pipeline; the Beautiful Grand Bahama programme, in which collaboration has led to safer communities; and Collab Grand Bahama, which fosters partnerships between the government and the private sector to bring change and progress to Grand Bahama;
  • Major upgrades to our health infrastructure;
  • More support for our athletes and sports programmes;
  • We’re on track to pave 65 miles of road in New Providence alone this year;
  • Investments in NIB to improve fairness and efficiency;
  • A National School Breakfast pilot programme, which is already giving thousands of our children breakfast in their primary schools, and is ready to expand;
  • New classes, camps, lessons, and programmes at our Urban Renewal Centres;
  • A Youth Guard to strengthen our capacity during national emergencies, and give more young Bahamians a path forward;
  • A Task Force addressing unregulated shantytowns in New Providence and Abaco, with other islands to follow;
  • The selection and training of new immigration officers;
  • Saturation patrols and new investments and collaboration in crime prevention; 
  • A juvenile detention facility;
  • A cadre of officers trained to recognize and manage psychiatric issues;
  • Stronger partnerships and new patrol vessels to secure our nation’s borders; 
  • Major new investments across our Family Islands, including new airports, and road paving in Andros, Bimini, Cat Island, Abaco, Long Island; Great Harbour Cay, and Crooked Island;
  • The development of our nation’s blue carbon credits strategy; and
  • A major investment in agriculture and national food security.

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