Tommy Tunquest’s Family Business Robbed by Gun Toting Thugs…Wooodlawn Robbed!!!

23
1997

Nassau, Bahamas — The Turnquest family is now branded victims of the spiraling crime wave gripping the country as another daring daylight robbery has left staff shaken at the Woodlawn grave site.

Sources in the position to know tell us Sir Orville Turnquest’s investment at Woodlawn became a crime scene of Thursday afternoon, when huge sums of cash about to be transferred to the bank was stolen by gun toting thugs. [WE DON’T KNOW HOW THE PUNCH MISSED THIS STORY]

We are told within minutes following the departure of the manager of Woodlawn, gunmen brandishing high-powered weapons entered the graveyard’s office and held up three women inside.

As the women panicked in fear as one of the bandits holding the weapon begin to beat the women as he demanded the cash. All three were then gun butted and ordered to hit the floor as the robbers made good their escape; taking with them the entire bank deposit.

One of the shaken women following the criminal episode made a call for the manager to return immediately back to the property, but their efforts proved fruitless and a 919 call followed.

One source close to the investigation told us, “It is incredible to see the level of crime in the country. Armed bandits would come into a graveyard, the place of rest, in an establishment owned by the former Governor General of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and attack women paints a sad state of affairs in the area of National Security.

Tommy Turnquest cannot protect his own damn businesses these days, imagine mines? This is madness in the highest degree.”

Former Police Superintendent, Keith Bell, charged over the weekend Turnquest himself has interfered in a Police investigation as he attempted to charge two police officers for carrying out the law on one of his family members member.  Now that his own family business has been robbed, and workers gun butted, we wonder what was Turnquest’s response to this and the massive crime wave engulfing the country.

Up to press time not one statement has come from Turnquest office on the matter, and not a word of the incident has been published in the WUTLESS MEDIA!
WE NEED CHANGE

  • RUMOR HAS IT THAT THE TURNQUEST SISTER IN CHARGE AT WOODLAWN GARDENS WHO IS INDEED SERVICED BY THE NASTY DIRTY SCUM BAG LAWRENCE LIGHTBOURNE HASN’T EVEN CALLED THE LADIES TO SEE HOW THEY HAVE BEEN, SHE IS NOW OUT OF COUNTRY AND ONLY THE FRIDAY AFTER THE ROBBERY THEY WERE ABLE TO STAY HOME, BUT THEY HAD TO REPORT BACK TO WORK THE SATURDAY. THE TURNQUEST KIDS NOT SO MUCH THE FORMER GG, BUT THE KIDS ARE HEARTLESS SUCKERS AND THEIR JUDGMENTS ARE UNFOLDING ONE BY ONE. LIKE KIM SANDS SAID IF IT WAS ME I WOULD HAVE PLAYED ON THAT ROBBERY FOR MONTHS & SOMETIMES EVEN PRETEND TO COME TO WORK AND AS SOON AS I TRY WALK ACROSS THE THRESH HOLD AT THE DOOR I FALL OUT OR START SCREAMING BECAUSE I SO TRAUMATIZED THEY WAS GONNA PAY ME BUDDY & AFTER I GET WHAT I FEEL IS DUE TO ME $#@! THEM

  • Tommy being on the Sawyer Report last night and I wasn’t impressed. I think Jerome was on top of his game though, he asked some very vital questions, but this turned out to be a total waste of airtime!! Tommy, hardly had any solutions to our crime problems and look like he didn‘t know what was going on with ZNS either. He rambled on with some crap about parents being parents and he saw some children in the road the other night coming from the beach. I don’t know why he even brought it up, he didn’t say, if they will start arresting these parents or what they intend to do about it. I feel he spent the whole time telling us things, he knew we already knew. Anyway, I was happy to see they finally fixed the air-condition for Jerome, because when he first started everybody he invited used to sweating on that show.

    • The biggest problem the Bahamas face with is our history need to be rewritten.it have a lot to do with piracy,when you teach kids junk they turn out to be junkanoos.thefts and robbers.So we only reaping what we sow.

      • This is neither here nor there, the fact is history can’t be re-written and you should know that. All we could do is try to correct our past mistakes. Let’s start by putting the right people in place who are capable of enforcing our laws and who are willing to hold these parents accountable when they have neglected their parental responsibilities to their children. Yes, parents has a role to play, but I think we realize by now not all are prepared or willing to do what their part, so we as a society as a very serious problem on hands. Instead of just saying parents are not doing their part and leaving it as that, we need to find ways to get them to do what they are suppose to be doing. If the government would start hand cuffing and locking them up some of them up, watch how quick some of them will come to their senses. Y’all need to stop playing with these people, that’s why things the way it is now.

      • BP, please replace this with previous comment, in my haste to respond, I didn’t read it through. Thanks.

        This is neither here nor there, the fact is history can’t be re-written and you should know that. All we could do is try to correct our past mistakes. Let’s start by putting the right people in place who are capable of enforcing our laws and who are willing to hold these parents accountable when they have neglected their parental responsibilities to their children. Yes, parents has a role to play, but I think we realize by now not all are prepared or willing to do their part, so we as a society has a very serious problem on our hands. Instead of just saying parents are not doing their parts and leaving it as that, we need to find ways to get them to do what they are suppose to be doing. If the government would start hand cuffing and locking up some of them, watch how quickly some of them will come to their senses. We need to stop playing with these people and tolerating foolishness, that’s why things are the way it is now.

  • Sounds like Neko has the answer for the Police

  • NOW THAT IT IS FINALLY HITTING HOME,I WONDER WHAT TOMMY IS GOING TO SAY OR DO ABOUT THIS MATTER.IF YOU LEAVE THIS SITUATION TO TOMMY,HE WILL FIND NO MURDERER(FNM) TO BRING TO JUSTICE.

  • Crime pays! And it pays well!

  • dese politicians need to start feelin the heat, let them know what it feels like. maybe it will inspire them them to actually do something.

  • Please save the ink and paper! They don’t need to look very far the manager is a crook and his brother is also awaiting trail for 20 counts of stealing!Those Lightbourn brothers (Haggie and Lawance)are partners in crime, they are as close as two peas in a pot. The manager, has beed stealing from the Turnquests for a long time. It’s even alledged that he even “services” one of the Turnquest sisters!Isn’t it conincidental that he could not be reached when they were trying to reach him! The married manager, Lawrance, often leaves during the day to meet up with his numerious sweethearts, his brother is a serious gambler and owes alot of people money including me! The brothers looks out for each other, Haggie Lighbourne also works for the graveyard, supposely rent the backhoe for digging the holes. He could be found at many of the gambling house, as a matter of fact, he got all of his front teeth knock out of his mouth when he tried to cheat at a poker game. He now has a mouth full of dentures! They would both do anything, and I mean anything for money!!

    • Neko this is some serious info lol, man you dont mess around.But at the end of the day I really dont care what happens to Tommy and his family money.

  • if yall think this will make them do better think again they waiting tell papa ring the bell then they will come up with a so called plan to fight crime just watch and see this fnm govr. get we like a jackass screaming for help. they will do and say something when papa ring the bell while people shaking and pissing up they self wondering if the next one will be them. blind ass tommy can’t see what’s going on!! i told yal this fnm will bring this country down to it’s knees . a handful of tugs get the country pissing up they self. fnm came in power shuffle the police force from then things get worst where there in no vision the people will perish .

  • “We must turn these criminals who are among us, who are our family members and friends and the police need our help.” That was the cry from the Minister of National Security for months. You, see him calling the police for any of his own or trying to help the police? According to police he is doing rather the contrary, they are complaining about him interfering with them in carrying out their duties. The man is not to be trusted, he saying one thing and doing the next and this is why the country is in the predicament it‘s in. I am not surprised though, I suspected he was hindering them longtime. The police must be had enough of his meddling and couldn’t take it no more, that’s why they went public with this. I can’t say, I blame them. It making them look stupid and like they don’t know what they are doing, when it is Tommy who is not allowing them to do their work. The police can’t do their work and the media can’t report what is happening in the country, two very crucial areas which Tommy is in charged of. I feel for those ladies at Woodlawn Garden though, it’s good thing those criminals were in a good mood, because they could have lost their lives on the job that day. Then, what is so hurtful about all of this, this Tommy’s those business and those women were beaten their workplace and not a word from ZNS about this or about Tommy meddling in a police investigation.

    • DAT ***** tommy LET dem get they *** rob they been robbin da bahamas and its peps to long.GOD HAPPY SO ITS ALL GOOD

      • No, no Jay, if they did just robbed the place, and left, it wouldn’t have been so bad. Believe me, when I tell you, Tommy those are not concerned about the monies, more than likely they had it in insured and they know they will get it back from the insurers. Those ladies didn’t deserved to be gun butted for trying to carry out their duties to Turnquest’s family. Sometimes, it’s not like you want work for certain people or places you know, but it’s the only thing you could find at the time and you have bills to pay, so what could you do? Two to one those ladies gone right back to work with their bruises like nothing happened. If it was me, you could be certain, I was milking the cow. I would have had the rest of this year off and maybe some part of next year, with pay or we was taking the matter to court. I was telling them, I can’t make it to work, because what happened still have me traumatized, plus I am experiencing some blurriness in one of my eye and I can’t see nothing through the next eye and I still having these outrageous headaches from the gun butt. The court better don’t make this a long process either, because I would be in the press every week, especially how this election season and you know he aint ga be for that. Why should I get busted up trying to protect your money and nothing in the deal for me? Now, if this was one little local business, who didn’t have nothing to begin with, I would never consider doing that, but Tommy them good for it. I know they told those ladies they were sorry about what happened to them and they might have even thrown a little extra something onto their pay cheques and take care of the doctor bills for them. Other than that, the most impact this might be having on them, is the fact, Tommy is the Minister in charge of National Security and he couldn’t put the necessary security measure in place to protect those employees and his own family’s business. That’s probably why, ZNS didn’t reported this. He has every right to feel ashamed, people keep telling him longtime to do something with these criminals.

  • JPJ

    Hmmmm… perhaps we should ( or even better the police ) look at this in a different light. You dont suppose the two policeman whom Tommy tried to have arrested have turned their guns around on him? Makes ya wonder about dat….

  • Happy no one was harmed but I wonder how the Prince of the Silver Spoon dynasty feels now…pretty darn embarrasing when the nation’s minister of security can’t even protect his daddy’s own business from the thugs.
    We have many family members resting up at Woodland’s and I have family members who for years now will not visit our family graves out of fear of the thugs roaming free all over Nassau.

  • BN

    big wussbag probably at this very hour curled up in his bed with his security blankie while sucking on his thumb.

  • r well some poor officer gon have to be post up in da cemetery round da clock now…jus because of who own da place….take dat take dat, now they will feel wat other business owners be feeling every night…TOMMY SHOULD WAKE UP NOW PEOPLE!!!
    DATS WAT I CALL A LICK &
    A SMOOTH GET AWAY…

  • I wonder how many policemen will now guard the dead

  • Yes, we need change indeed. The police can’t do their jobs and the media can’t do their jobs.

    • K4C

      Kim Sands

      Are you saying, thieves, murders and crooks will respect the rule of law under a PLP government ? If you are , well you’d best clean those rose co loured glassed you have on.

    • letthechipsfall

      It now hits home lets see how many officers Tommy will have keeping watch over his family business.
      probably it happen to open up the eyes of the so call Minister of National Security he been sleeping for far to long.