HavingI lived in the Bahama Islands and traveled there many times over the last 40 years I have observed 2 incidents in December 2013 worthy of note within 500 yards of Cable Beach which occurred within 5 minutes of each other only yards apart!!
The first, a passenger hopped off the #12 Jitney and casually walked away without paying totally ignoring the drivers and passengers calls to pay his $1.25 fare. Not bad you say...well he calmly showed his knife as he walked away ( Understandably,no one went after him) No sooner had he sauntered boldly off 15 feet and new pickup trick slammed into a palm tree next to the jitney, the drive hopped out and took off faster than a champion racehorse...he had stolen the van...stopping only to pick up the pistol which fell out of his pocket as he jogged by with a smile and a wave!!
In the past I have observed a greater police presences ....not so this trip!!! I hope this is not a sign of things to come...Cable Beach area is next to the new Bahia Mar under construction and considered quite safe!!
I would not consider being in the area of Arawak Cay after dark either......it appears to be getting rough!!
Last edited by billybuzzy; 12-12-2013 at 08:18 PM.
The U.S. Embassy in Nassau has posted warnings about the crime rates in the Bahamas. Tourists are increasingly becoming targets for armed robbery. Of late, a tourist has been shot in the leg while riding a motorcycle, there has been an attempted carjacking and an attempted Armored Car Robbery near Cable Beach. There is an increased police presence but visitors need be alerted and more cautious in both Nassau and on Grand Bahama!!