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Bahamas society "paralysed in crime fight"

Posted on: June 24, 2013 4:13 PM
Archdeacon Keith Cartwright speaking at Christ Church Cathedral
Photo Credit: TNG/Torrell Glinton
Related Categories: Nassau & The Bahamas, West Indies

From the Nassau Guardian

Anglican Archdeacon Keith Cartwright said last night the government, law enforcement agencies, the judiciary and the Church are "hopelessly paralysed" in the fight against crime as Bahamians are being "mercilessly gunned down like dogs".

"We all seem to be aimlessly floating and meandering in this river of blood," said Cartwright in his sermon for the Anglican Church's Patronal Festival at Christ Church Cathedral.

"We seem to be drowning in this well of violence and crime."

Cartwright said there is a complete disregard for the sanctity of human life in the Bahamas.

"Human beings, God's sacred creation, are being mercilessly gunned down like dogs, as our streets and neighbourhoods have become rivers of blood." 

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