Police stop vehicles on Paradise Island just after the 27th murder on Whit Monday. Inset is a photo of stabbed victim Khodee Davis.
Nassau Bahamas – Tourist stood in shock just aside the RIU Resorts in front of the public beach access as knife wielding youths ganged another, coldly stabbing him about the body to his death on Paradise Island during the Whit Monday holiday. The young boy attempted to path a fight that had began around hundreds of tourist enjoying the public holiday.
The latest murder victim, 16 year old Khodee Davis, was by all accounts, a good student at Temple Christian School and an active member of the Fox Hill community. His MP and close family friend, Fred Mitchell released the following statement in wake of the tragedy while away in Rochester, Minnesota.
“I am deeply concerned and shocked at the death of young Khodee Davis on Paradise Island yesterday.
“This is yet another example of the needless tragedies that befall our young people today. Two parents, both friends of mine, are left struggling and seeking to cope with grief. What are they to do?
“The tragedy is made worse by the fact that by all accounts this was no fault of the young man but he ends up dead trying to stop others from fighting. Our society must seek to come to terms with this violence and develop sensible public policy to help solve this problem. That is why as the Member of Parliament for Fox Hill, I brought Urban Renewal to Fox Hill. Unfortunately, the level of social intervention that the Urban Renewal programme once presented does not now exist. However, it is clear that there must be vigorous social intervention to stop the violence before it starts.
“I express my condolences to Khodee’s mother Sonia Dill, to his father Derek Davis and to the wider Fox Hill community on this very sad occasion.” Fred Mitchell said.