The Bahamas: Pot Shots

Flap over a drug inquiry

Twice a day, the line forms outside a small white building in downtown Nassau. Holding umbrellas to shade themselves from the warm January sun, citizens chat about the proceedings they have been following. "You keep hearing rumors, so there must be something to it," says a middle-aged man. Volunteers a woman who sells straw hats at the open-air market: "Everything is true; the Prime Minister is through."

The focus of this interest is a Royal Commission investigating charges that top government officials in the Bahamas have been involved...

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