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Old 04-05-2015, 12:12   #1
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British sailor shot to death on New Providence ...

... last Friday:

The Nassau Guardian

Really sad, no more information yet.

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Re: British sailor shot to death on New Providence ...

This is quite disturbing. I know several Brits cruising the Bahamas at the moment. All the more reason that cruisers should avoid Nassau.
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Re: British sailor shot to death on New Providence ...

Says western New Providence Island. Is that Nassau?
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Re: British sailor shot to death on New Providence ...

... no. Nassau would be considered Eastern ...

Old Forte Bay, Lyford Cay would be considered Western (on the North shore).

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Re: British sailor shot to death on New Providence ...

If they came aboard my boat armed, they would not have stepped off alive if they were carrying. I rest my case about carrying guns. We just left there, I hope it wasn't someone we met...

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Re: British sailor shot to death on New Providence ...

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Says western New Providence Island. Is that Nassau?
Yeah, western New Providence Island is pretty vague. Lyford (pretty far from Nassau) would offer some protection with cold front approaching. If there, maybe the British gentleman was the only one anchored? An easier target than a more populated anchorage.

The same *might* apply to Vasco's boarding? Quote from Vasco -

"A few hundred feet from the shore at the Cloisters on Paradise Island. The guy paddled from the east end of Nassau. A very bad area. He paddled all across the Harbour to get to me. There were lots of boats anchored close to shore where he came from. Don't know why he came all the way over here."

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Re: British sailor shot to death on New Providence ...

Very sad news. I am convinced things are becoming worse as the world economy thrives in this global recovery. /sarc off As has been mentioned many times in other forum comments, a cruiser's boat to someone with nothing represents more than they'll ever own or make in their lifetime and it has to become a target to a desperate person.
Nassau is sounding like it will be the next Detoilet.
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... more info: British man killed at dive centre | The Tribune

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Re: British sailor shot to death on New Providence ...

Very sorry to read about this. We have been to Stuart Cove's place a few times. It did not seem to be crime infested. The story says the victim was an instructor at Stuart Cove's dive shop. This sounds like something other than random crime against a hapless cruiser. The victim was living and working there.
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Very sorry to read about this. We have been to Stuart Cove's place a few times. It did not seem to be crime infested. The story says the victim was an instructor at Stuart Cove's dive shop. This sounds like something other than random crime against a hapless cruiser. The victim was living and working there.

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From what evidence do you base your conjecture?
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Re: British sailor shot to death on New Providence ...

Sad !!!.... I'm an Engineer and busily processing this to find a solution to this so we can feel safe and avoid this again..... first thought is an automated targeting firearm with voice activation and facial recognition. I say "boom" you no longer exist. I say "stand down", your facial recognition is registered automatically as safe and would be protected by my system.
Extreme, I know that, just a thinker outside of the box naturally.... could shoot paint balls at high velocity as well 😊.


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Sad !!!.... I'm an Engineer and busily processing this to find a solution to this so we can feel safe and avoid this again..... first thought is an automated targeting firearm with voice activation and facial recognition. I say "boom" you no longer exist. I say "stand down", your facial recognition is registered automatically as safe and would be protected by my system.
Extreme, I know that, just a thinker outside of the box naturally.... could shoot paint balls at high velocity as well 😊.


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I say "boom" you no longer exist.
Darling, please do not hang towels to dry on the boom... uh-oh......
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