Husband Chops Wife to Death in South Beach this Morning

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Nassau, Bah — Bahamas Press is live on the scene of another gruesome murder in Southern New Providence.

BP is now standing in the area of Bougainvillea Drive in the South Beach community where we are told an overnight murder has left a wife dead.

Sources tell us the husband allegedly chopped his wife to death early this morning, and later attempted suicide. We are told the crime scene is gruesome as the details as to what lead to the slaughter has not been revealed.

At the hour the husband is being transported via ambulance to the A&E section of the PMH. A large gathering of onlookers has swelled the crime scene. We are also told number of family members and friends have gathered at the hospital.

The domestic incident has left detectives concern, as it records the 227th murder since 2009.

54 COMMENTS

  1. I am so tired of everyone making the crime crisis is political thing. From time began bahamians have been covering up for each other whether they were stealing, fornicating, simple dishonesty, drug dealing etc every single day. It is not the governments fault whether it is the PLP, FNM or whom ever is in power at the time. All over the world countries are dealing with crime issues. We as Bahamians need to get back to our roots where discipline ruled. I remembered when I was a child I got disciplined by my neighbours, teachers and if my parents found out them too. Now that is not the case. The government has no control over children having children and not being able to raise them in a manner that would uplift this society. Governments can not be held accountable for social issues that are beyond their reach. Isn’t this the CHURCH’S responsibility? Remember now, the bahamas is a christian nation lol as many ppl seem to believe.

    • Don’t get tired, GO and register to vote out the WUTLESS BUNCH who cannot manage the crisis!

      BP

      • Exactly! Rather than Bahamians reviewing this incident as a call to action, they are displaying anger that their favorite political party and those being paid by them to make society safe (yes, your money) is being singled out to do a better job. This is so typically Bahamian. The only way we can have a better Bahamas, is if we express our disdain when the people responsible have neglected to do what they have promised they would.

        Wendell is at least partially right, crime happens across the nations and in different parts of the globe. However, I am a Bahamian living in the US and I can tell you that whenever a capital and gruesome crime of this nature happens, you can bet your last dime that Americans take to the news stations and get their officials involved. Americans take their vote very seriously. Votes are earned in America. It should be that way in The Bahamas, as well. I am shocked that people here do not feel their officals are to be blamed. Maybe not directly, but your officials are responsible for oversight. This may mean that they have to implement tougher laws, or that they have to hire more police, erect more sub-stations, offer more training to citizens about how to protect themselves in potentially violent situations, who knows? The point is, that everything needs to be done to curb the incidences of crime in the beautiful, yet small, Bahamian nation. There is a problem when a nation as small as the Bahamas has already racked up so many murders and the taste of Christmas is still in the air. How does that happen? You bet it is the officals are to blame. No matter what Party is in power, the Minister responsible needs to come out with some type of plan to suspend the rise of murders in The Bahamas.

  2. what kind of hose **** these people talking about. yall think tommy getting pay to sit on his blind ***. take yall head out yall *** man!! this the the man who set the past as it relate to crime. don’t be a jackass any other country tommy would be gone long time for poor performance. his duty is to enforce the lay. it’s no wonder so much crime in this town. the truth is tommy waiting on ing-rum to tell him what to do the blind waiting on mr. no vision.

  3. @ Fire

    PERHAPS ONE DAY WHEN SOMEONE HAS THE TIME THEY SHOULD POST AN ARTICLE ON THIS SITE IN WHICH THE TOPIC ABOUT “HOW SOCIETIES EVOLVED” IS EXHAUSTIVELY COVERED. MAYBE THEN YOU WILL APPRECIATE “WHY” GOVERNMENTS EXIST AND “WHAT” THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DOING. PERHAPS ARMED WITH THAT INFORMATION YOU WILL FIND CAUSE TO REVIST YOUR ABSURD SUGGESTION THAT WE SHOULD NOT BLAME THE GOVERNMENT FOR MATTERS OF “RESPONSIBILITY” THAT WE, JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER MODERN SOCIETY IN THE WESTERN WORLD, ENTRUSTED INTO THEIR HANDS (ALONG WITH THE CORRESPONDING AMOUNT OF AUTHORITY SO THAT THEY “CAN DO” WHAT IS REQUIRED TO EFFECT RESULTS).

    YES, A CIVICS LESSON IS IN ORDER TOO AS THERE IS NO APPRECIATION OF WHAT OUR PARLIAMENTARY LEADERS ARE SUPPOSE TO BE DOING. MANY BAHAMIANS THINK THAT PARLIAMENT IS A DEBATING CLUB AND THE OBJECTIVE IS FOR ONE SIDE TO “SHOW UP” THE OTHER, GOING AS FAR AS DREDGING OLD NEWS AND TALES DESIGNED TO EMBARRASS. I KEEP COMING BACK TO THE POINT THAT WE (BAHAMIANS) DON’T SEEM TO GRASP (IN LARGE NUMBERS WE OBVIOUSLY DON’T – AND OUR COMMENTS BEAR THIS OUT) HOW MODERN DEMOCRATIC SOCIETIES FUNCTION AND WHAT POLITICAL LEADERS ARE TO DO AND NOT TO DO WITHIN THEM. IT IS EQUALLY CLEAR THAT WE DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE SCRIPTURES AND THE DISTYORTIONS AND GROSS MISREPRESENTATIONS BEING CONDUCTED OUT THERE IN THE NAME OF DOING THE LORD’S WORK WOULD NOT BE TOLERATED IN SUCH A SAME COUNTRY IF WE DID. READING THE BIBLE DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY PRODUCE UNDERSTANDING OF IT. HERE AGAIN THE PLATFORM OF AN UNSOUND EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM IS PAYING HUGE DIVIDENDS TO CON ARTIST WHO DECIDE TO GO INTO “THE BUSINESS” OF PREACHING THE GOSPEL. REMEMBER IN THE BOOK OF ACTS (NO, I WILL NOT GIVE CHAPTER AND VERSE, GO LOOK IT UP YOURSELF – EARLY PART IN THE BOOK OF “THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES”) PHILIP (THE EVANGELIST) APPROACHED A EUNUCH WHO WAS AN OFFICER FOR HIS QUEEN, WHILE HE WAS SEATED IN HIS CHARIOT READING FROM THE WRITINGS OF ISAIAH THE PROPHET, YET HE COULD NOT COMPREHEND WHAT WAS RECORDED. PHILIP ASKED HIM “UNDERSTANDEST THOU WHAT THOU READEST …..” THAT IS MY POINT AND QUESTION TO SO MANY “BELEIVERS” BASED ON WHAT THEY POST (SUPPOSEDLY ACTING ON BEHALF OF GOD).

  4. @ Solo

    I ANTICIPATED ONE OF YOU “SPIRITUALS” WOULD SOON SHOW UP WITH THIS RECOMMENDATION.

    I REPEAT THIS FOR THE LAST TIME. PRAYER HAS TWO (2) DISTINCT PURPOSES:

    (1) AT TIMES THE MIRACLE WORKING HAND OF GOD IS NEEDED TO INTERVENE DIRECTLY INTO MATTERS (E.G. CANCER, HIV POSITIVE, INOPERABLE MALFUNCTIONS WITHIN THE BODY, ETC.) AND UNLESS GOD “HIMSELF” HEALS DEATH IS CERTAIN. IN SUCH CASES WE SHOULD PRAY AND WAIT IN FAITH FOR GOD TO WORK. AMEN.

    (2) THE OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES REQUIRE PRAYERS AS A MEANS TO GET AN INSTREUCTION ABOUT WHAT ONE SHOULD DO. IN THIS CASE PRAYER IS NOT A FINAL ANSWER, IT IS A MEANS BY WHICH A FINAL ANSWER OR SOLUTION IS “ANNOUNCED” BY GOD. THIS APPLIES TO WHAT WE ARE FACING IN THE BAHAMAS TODAY.

    THIS SAID, NO, WE DON’T NEED TO CONTINUE PRAYING, BECAUSE WE HAVE THE ANSWER ALREADY. IT IS “GO ENFORCE THE LAWS THAT EXIST.” SO IT IS NOW UP TO US (BAHAMIANS) TO DO PRECISELY THAT. WHAT ELSE DO YOU WANT GOD TO TELL US?????? THEREFORE WHAT IS THE POINT BEHIND THE PERPETUAL PRAYING FOR INSTRUCTIONS (KEEP IN MIND WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A NATIONAL PROBLEM NOT AN INDIVIDUAL ONE). ZEAL WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE MAKES ONE CONFUSED, KNOW WHAT I MEAN, “SOLO”.

  5. We are all adults here and to here u people go blaming the government sounding so foolish and immature ……No government is to blame if u people have a have personal problem with Tommy Turnquest and the Government…I mean i am sick to my stomach of hearing the government the government we as bahamians just love blaming others for our problems or problems that surround us. Grow up man!!!

  6. You’ll worrying about the wrong things!
    The Government
    The Murderer
    And All of you’ll who under here need to turn to GOD for guidance and protection!
    Blame no Government and Do NOT blame Tommy Turnquest..
    Even if he was present in the house WHAT COULD HE HAVE DONE?
    You can’t blame another man for one man’s SINS
    For at the end of the day each of us will be judged on Judgement DAY!
    We just need to Pray, a Life is Lost..R.I.P Nellie the Zion Family will miss you dearly..
    But its up to us to now Prepare ourselves to meet our maker no politician no police no murderer is greater than MY GOD! Leave it all in his hands! and stop tying POLITICS with every situation that occurs! THE PEOPLE ARE THE GOVERNMENT go blame yourselves!

    • No wonder why Hubert selling the Bahamas from right beneath you. Asanine and imbicilic comments like this saying that when a tiny nation like the Bahamas mourns yet another of the many murders in a year so new, that the people responsible for law and order are not to be held accountable. WOW, just WOW!

      • Well at least you acknowledge he is “SELLING THE BAHAMAS” many FNMs would disagree with that point; a point we agree with absolutely!

        Bp

        PS: WE report YINNER DECIDE!

        • I’m not FNM, are you kidding? I do not support their platform. I have consistently voted PLP because I like their philosophies. I’m a South Andros gal, need I say more? I don’t know which intelligent Bahamian would vote FNM knowing what that group is about.

    • Solo you are so silly. Quick story from a European priest I knew. Man stranded in the ocean. Holding onto a nearby tree branch for life. Lord save me! My Lord save me! He shouted. A boat came. No, no! My Lord will save me! he shouted to the outstretched hand. The boat left. A helicopter came. A ladder lowered. Climb up, we’re going to get you out, said the voice of the pilot. The man turned away from the ladder. No, no my Lord will save me. I do not need your help. You are a mere human! Helicopter left. Hours passed as the man bellowed for his Lord. Then a bright light appeared almost blinding him. A voice boomed, I am your Lord. Jesus, Jesus you are here to save me! he screamed with delight. But I already tried to help thee, Said the Lord. I sent thee the boat, the helicopter. The man was dumbfounded. The light disappeared and the boat came back. The man this time accepted the outreached hand. From then on he learned his lesson. That God is trying to help us in unseen ways.

  7. @ media

    At first glance it appears not connected, but if you accept what our local politicians and “revs” are putting out to the public, then you too would have to conclude that it is connected. They say that at the “root” of our crime problem is an unemployment problem, an under-employment problem and an unemployable persons problem (thereby dividing the classes of persons who contribute significantly to the crime problem). Further, they implement programs and become advocates for better social conditions within the areas commonly described as “the inner city” which is suppose to result in a better civility (which should lead to lower incidents of criminal behavior).

    I am pointing-out how utterly futile all such efforts will ALWAYS BE UNTIL the major consideration that there are two (2) BAHAMAS’ is factored in. We have a large uneducated population amongst us that is putting such downwards pressure on the wage base that it is impossible for businesses to continuously justify hiring unskilled Bahamians to do the same jobs. MEDIA, don’t you see the adult migrants working as packing boys at food stores, pump attendants at gas stations, etc., etc!!! They are mopping up the unskilled jobs base in this country, so any Bahamian who is not academically inclined AND has the secondary benefit of a college level education will soon find himself unable to earn enough to live (with dignity) in this country. Its all about the supply and demand formula and the “rich” will not concern themselves about the social outcome when they can hire 2 illegals migrants at the same cost of 1 Bahamian. Now against this backdrop do you EVER SEE THE CRIME SPREE ABATING? What did you say about “run on BULL”? LOOK AT THE CONNECTION!!!

  8. @ Kim Sands

    YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY CORRECT ABOUT THE ILLEGAL MIGRATION PROBLEM AND ITS ECONOMIC/SOCIAL IMPACT.

    IT COST “ILLEGALS” FROM HAITI MUCH LESS TO LIVE IN THIS COUNTRY (SADLY WHILE MAINTAINING THE SAME SUB-STANDARD OF LIVING THAT THEY ARE ACCCUSTOMED TO) THAN THE TYPICAL BAHAMIAN FAMILY HAS TO PAYOUT, BASED ON COMMONLY ACCEPTED STANDARDS FOR BAHAMIANS IN THIS COUNTRY. THIS IS PUTTING “PRESSURE” ON BAHAMIANS WHO ARE BEING FORCED TO COMPETE FOR LOWER AND LOWER PAYING JOBS. EMPLOYERS ARE FINDING THAT THEY CAN CONDUCT WAGE FREEZES AND STILL ATTRACT LABOR IF THEY TURN TO THE ILLEGAL MIGRANT POPULATION. THIS IS WHAT MAKES OUR TAXING SYSTEM SO OUT OF TOUCH WITH REALITY. ON THE GROUND THE WAGES ARE BEING LOWERED BASED ON COMPETITIVE PRESSURES FOR THE FEW JOBS WHILE THE GOVERNMENT IS PAYING ATTENTION TO CUSTOMS IMPORTS (NOT BUSINESS SALES, NOT INVENTORY SHELF TIME BEFORE SALES, NOT TRENDS SHOWING DECREASES IN ORDERS SIZE AND LESS FREQUENT ORDERS) AS A MEASURE FOR HOW GOOD OR BAD THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT IS IN THE COUNTRY. THESE JOKERS DO NOT EVEN TAKE ACCOUNT OF BUSINESS CLOSURES BETWEEN LICENCE PERIODS (SO BUSINESSES CLOSING DOWN, LIKE QUIZNOS, MADEIRA STREET LAST WEEK, SUBWAY, MARATHON MALL A FEW WEEKS AGO) ARE NOT ACCOUNTED FOR UNTIL THEY FAIL TO RE-LICENCE THE NEXT YEAR. TALK ABOUT BACKWARD LOOKING INDICATORS. SO, WHILE REALITY IS PLAYING ITSELF OUT THEY ASSUME THAT THESE ESTABLISHMENTS ARE AROUND AND DOING FINE, THEN COMES THE NEW TAXES OR INCREASES IN CURRENT TAXES (BASED ON THAT ASSUMPTION).

    YOU CAN ADD TO THIS LIST BUT THIS IS JUST A FEW “COSTS” THAT YOU OR I WOULDN’T HAVE TO PAY IF WE DECIDED TO GO LIVE “IN THE BUSH” SOMEWHERE IN THE BACK OF CARMICHAEL ROAD:

    RENT $700 / OR MORTGAGE $1,200.00 PER MONTH
    LIFE INSURANCE – $150.00 PER MONTH
    HEALTH INSURANCE – $200.00 PER MONTH
    HOUSE INSURANCE – $125.00 PER MONTH PRO-RATED
    HOUSE SECURITY ALARM COST – $30.00 MONTH
    AUTO INSURANCE – $75.00 MONTH PRO-RATED
    CHILD SCHOOL FEE / TODDLER DAY CARE – $200 MONTH PRO-RATED
    ELECTRICITY COST- $250.00 PER MONTH
    WATER BILL – $75.00 MONTH PRO-RATED
    PHONE/CABLE TV -$60.00 PER MONTH

    THE UNWELCOMED “GUESTS” IN OUR COUNTRY DO NOT PAY THESE COST, SO THEY CAN WORK FOR LESS THAN HALF THE AMOUNT THAT A BAHAMIAN NEEDS TO EARN TO LIVE WITH DIGNITY IN HIS OWN COUNTRY. THE GRAVITY OF THIS PROBLEM IS ONLY JUST BEGINNING TO REVEAL ITSELF. KEEP AT IT BECAUSE READERS ARE NOW DIGESTING “WHAT THE REAL ISSUES” ARE AND WILL BE FOR YEARS AHEAD, KIM.

    • Now this run on BULL has no significance to the topic at hand. We would not have posted this, but we warn you storm TRY IT AGAIN and we guarantee you it will not see the press.

      BP

    • Lol!! Storm, there are just so many things that needs fixing in this country of ours that can be connected directly or indirectly to our crime problems, until one can easily go on from one topic to another without even realizing it. Nothing seems to be working the way it should, I don’t know whether its intentional, but I do know our leaders should be setting better examples. There are those of us who are willing to do what’s right regardless of what our leaders are doing. Then there are persons among us who believe if our leaders are not setting proper examples and are getting away with murder, then they should be allowed to do whatever they want to do and get away with murder as well. We elected these people to office to look out for our best interest and to protect us and when they get there they don’t even check for us, they act as if we don’t even exist to them and you wonder why we have all these murders going in the country. People already feeling used and unappreciated, so any little thing you say or do could push them right over the edge.

  9. Firstly, i don’t think that it is fair of anyone to blame the governement or Tommy T for this tragic incident. The government did not kill this lady. It is unforunate, howevere instead of having something productive to say or words of encourgement we are lashing out. We as a people need to stop blaming others for our actions and palce blame where it is supposed to be; on the person that commited the crime.

    • Ya cannot blame Tommy as minister with responsibility for the management of crime for not coming up with ONE solution, but you can blame a coming which never bought or owned BTC? Sometimes I think yinner FNM are drinking HORSE ### for latte.

      BP

    • When will you ppl get it?! Yes we all know Tommy or fnm was not in the house, did not tell the man to kill the woman. Yada, yada, yada. Ppl like you are completely missing the point of what we are saying!!! Msphd2010 really me enlightened more to something I was already saying. She said in her comment that in the U.S. when something gets out of control, A LAW or LAWS are enacted. The crime here is beyond out of control. We are beating the US per 100,000 ppl in murder. This is the 38th, repeat 38th murder in 4 months. Sadly I do think we will reach 100 this year. Who is supposed to do somethiing to deter the criminals? Not you, not me. Why? Because whatever little you or me can do only covers a miniscule area of the island. But what the government can do, the government that was elected and is being PAID to guide us and protect us, is firstly enforce the already-laws. And if it has to be done, create a new law to protect us from this crime wave. Many of the criminals do whatver the hell they want because they KNOW, not believe, they know that this lacksadasial country with a lacksadasial government will not do anything serious to them. The thugs actually say that couple yrs in prison will give them “street cred”, they’ll look like a real G. But I’m sure they don’t want their neck popped. Now do you get it?? I agree with Media on the latte. Because some of ya”ll ain’t operating with a full deck.

  10. @ Brian Cambridge

    Nice try. First you tell us not to blame anyone but the criminals, but then you put a protective wall of defense with Tommy T and the entire FNM on one side and the general population on the other side (saying not to blame the government). Then you introduce the need for Jesus Christ, but finally end up blaming parents for the criminal conduct of adults. Talk about circular reasoning, wow!

    Homes, the solution to the problem begins with an amendment to the laws which will mandatorily impose a prison sentence for the possession of fire arms and for all bullets found in one’s possession (something like 10 years for the gun and an additional 2 years per bullet not fired/4 years for expended bullets sound just about right to me).

    Homes, how about imposing a Cash Only bail system for those accused of using fire arms in the commital of crimes – starting at $25,000.00 for the gun and $3,000.00 per bullet (not fired) and $4,500.00 per expended bullet.

    I sat here and came up with these suggestions, so shouldn’t Tommy T whose job it is to preoccupy himself with finding solutions to our crime problems have formulated something other than what exist by now. The blame stops with Tommy T. and the entire FNM government for allowing him to continue in that office.

    Amen.

    • So true so true, Storm i nominate you as Minister of National Security, you are so correct in most instances. But whose listening to our concerns it hasn’t reach home as yet. But have no fear its gonna get there soon and then they gonna try to patch the gapping hole with bandaids.

  11. when the crime starts affecting TOMMY T’S FAMILY OR ANY OTHER PERSONEL WHOS IN CHARGE OF NATIONAL SECURITY THEN MY FRIENDS WE’LL SEE AND HEAR KNECKS POPPING. UNTIL AIN NOTHIN HAPPEN IT AIN DEY FAMILY SO DEY’N CHECKIN

  12. blame, blame, blame, thats all I’m hearing in here, we are blaming everyone for a crime that happen, except the person that did the crime, he/she didn’t have to do what they did, but they did, If i jump of the bridge and kill myself would you come and jump of the bridge also, we all have a mine, that were not using, we all have common sense that we are not using, gone are the days when we as human beings can go to our neighbors and ask if everything is alrite, but in this day and age, we are not our brothers keeper, the bible says an eye for an eye, so we do it, but is it right???? We have the prison system loaded with criminals, that are on death row, but what do we do, we give them life in prison after a few years, and then call it inhumain, we are a nation needs to start using our brains and common sense bout life in general, please stop blaming and start thinking…..Thinking of ways to better our country, and ourself and teaching our children to love another……

  13. like i say. a will rather see a man eat s***. than to talk s***. the government is to be blame. but jack ass like yall make them believe they don’t have to do nothing what a moron. there are millions of things four eye tommy can do. like get up off his blind ass put a zero tolerance for guns and serious crime like this. if he can’t do it then get ya blind ass out and let someone els do it. THE FNM DON’T GIVE A S*** ABOUT BAHAMIANS.

    • I could hear you drop out of school in Grade 1. How could the any Government be blamed for the amount of crime? Come on and grow a brain and stop talking to hear yourself. The problem starts with babies having babies and not bringing their kids up in the right way because they are kids themselves. Children are left to bring themselves up without any guidance thus doing what they watch on TV and not stopping to think dead is dead for good and the is a consequence for their actions. Then look in the mirror and blame yourself.

      • My friend the reason why Government is responsible is that they provide the atmostphere for these negative things to happen, mainly poverty. THere are other small black nations like the Cayman Islands where you don’t see these things happening. but when you have leaders who dont care for its people crime escalates. You might not accept this arguement but its true, it take our leaders to change the what goes on in the country and some of our major problems stems from the archaic form of taxation which puts the brunt of taxes on the poor. And the fact that we encourage poor people to migrate to our country and pull it down is a bad thing also. How can you feel that its right to make someone who is illegal legal, do this your sending the wrong message to illegal immigrants. So if the government don’t fix these issues and others crime will continue to escalate. Most people would like to believe in the justice system but it doesn’t work well. Is it not the government job to fix this so that the family of a victim doesn’t take matters into his own hands. Is it not the Government’s job not to allow illegal venders from operating shops without license, which is a common offense committed by immigrants. Is it not the Government’s job to pass legislation to deal with the illegal gambling rather than saying there is nothing we could do. Is it not their job to put bahamians first so i dont have to rob my fellow bahamians. So my friend whenever our government begin to do the right thing, you will see the change. And if they start now within ten years this will be a diffrent place. gettin on your knees and prayin hasn’t worked so lets try something else plz like demmaning that the government do their **** jobs as oppose to looking out for themselves. what the the citizens of this country need to do when they suspect wrong doing on the part of these politacians is to prosecute them as a citizen has the right to do on their own i dont believe think you have to wait on the police you can write up your charge sheet and summons them to court to answer the charges you bring forth. and if the AG dont get on board thats just to bad. So instead of picking up a gun, prosecute the politician when you feel that you have the evidence to convict them. lets change the culture.

  14. Fear has to be placed back into the people! The FNM has done nothing in reguards to crime. We need change, FNM has to go!!!

  15. this is very sad indeed, but surely this cannot be classified with other crimes. How are the police able to stop a criminal act between husband and wife? it is nearly impossible to prevent and unfair of us to blame the police force. The best police force in the world could never stop this kind of crime

  16. @ Kim Sands

    Bulls Eye!!! You hit the nail right on the head.

    Yes, Tommy T. is to be blamed and repeatedly verbally chastised, and “yes” all efforts by him to act as an apologist for his own ineptitude in the face of this crime avalache should be dismissed and the solutions which he claimed to possess while Mother Pratt was National Security Minister should be required of him, daily.

    This man is an exasperating incompetent, a basket case if we have ever seen one in cabinet in our lifetime. He is better at being Neko Grant, the clueless, hopeless one, than Neko is himself. Remember, Tommy T., was the most brutal critic of Mother Pratt, he was relentless and extreme at it. His criticisms of her job performance made its way into every debate, regardless of the subject. He told the Bahamian people “the FNM has the solution to crime, just vote the PLP out and watch”. We have been watching and waiting and we are finally concluding that WE HAVE BEEN HAD.

    • Yeah Storm, I don’t know what we are going to do. While I feel as if you could never eradicate crimes completely and its going to be here until judgment day , I strongly believe that our government can be doing more to put fear in these criminals. They need to get the justice system to do what it ought to be doing. The justice system need to get more serious about enforcing the laws on the books and stop playing around. Next, we have a serious problem where illegal immigrants are concerned. They are taking away far too many jobs from our people, that there is creating a serious problem where crime is concerned, because people are going to do what they regard as necessary to feed themselves and their families. Most importantly ,we need to stop playing politics and do what is right, if urban renewal was working bring it back. The police needs to be more visible in these communities and they should be focusing most of their attention on getting illegal fire arms and narcotics off our streets. We just need to prioritize, The government spending a whole heap of monies on road works and trying to make the country look more attractive to visitors and investors, but if they don’t deal with protecting the safety of their citizens and visitors, all there efforts are going to prove to be fruitless. Who are going to want to risk their lives to come here?

  17. I wouldn’t even waste my time blaming Tommy, it is a waste of time, plus he is not going do anything no how. That’s why people doing what they want in this country without even sweating it. Like someone said he was home with his wife. While he home with her, the hell with the rest of us who may be unsuspectingly around person(s) who are willing to take a life in a heartbeat and know that there will be little or no consequence for their actions. While in opposition Tommy said he had the solution to our crime problems, I would hate to believe he has the solution and all these people dying in vain like this. Wow! How sad. Right now, this lackadaisical attitude displayed by the Minister in charge of National Security is almost like an encouragement to the criminals. Where they are not doing nothing with these murderers, it seems as if these murderers believe they are doing the public a favor, they feel if they don’t kill at least one or two person per week they may disappoint us. They need to know that they don’t have to feel compel to do this. It’s ok, if you don’t kill someone. Honestly, it really isn’t necessary.

  18. BP ,I don’t want to make a prophet or anything like that but I do remember that not to long ago you pointed to the fact that our leader was hanging out with people who deal with evil spirits in Haiti and then Jamaica. Could this be the results of a deal made with the devil ?Ever since you pointed that out ,things seem to get worst and it appears that the devil wants his due. Do you think ?

  19. Yes, the devil, that is the only logical explanation. It couldn’t be societal influences, or poor stress management, or a chemical imbalance. It must be some mythical superstition.

    What the hell? Do you believe in sea monsters too?

  20. No seriously this **** is not cool, im not entirely sure wtf is going on in this country in the last couple of years but something has to be done. and don’t go all biblical on me screaming its the end of days or some stupid **** like that. these ppl just need to put adult heads on there **** shoulders and think b4 they leap off there burning bridges.

  21. this type a scene is not just in the Bahamas. it’s here in Virginia. two or three of the same type of murders, happened in less than a month here. so these are the last days. days that are evil. Satan is working overtime. it’s truly time for fasting and praying.my heart goes out to their families.

      • I can’t believe you said not to blame Tommy and the FNM because Tommy was at home with his wife. What an imbecilic comment! You have to be kidding! The crime rate in that little tropical country is off the doggone chain and has been rising at a considerable rate since the FNM returned to power. The crime rate in the Bahamas is on par with the crime rate in the cities of Miami and in Orlando, per capita. When the crime rate escalates at such an alarming rate in Orlando, the officials made to explain, even though when the crimes were committed they too were at home with their significant others [one might assume]. The Bahamas is supposed to be known for its pristine beaches and pink sand. With attitude like yours, things would never be any better in the Bahamas.

        Bahamians need to hold Tommy accountable because he has to power to beef up police support, hire more police officers, provide tougher sentences for murderers, develop zero tolerance victimization laws, set up Crime Watch in communities, and other crime fighting deterrents. If he felt he didn’t have the wherewithal to make a different, quite simply, he should not have accepted the post. Bahamians, regardless of what political position they support, ought not to support anyone who is not doing what he or she is mandated to do. Bahamians ought to send a message, that these positions the Parliamentarians have been pegged to fill are serious positions.

        Look at the health crisis going on in the Bahamas. Bahamians are dropping dead from epidemics such as cancer, heart disease and HIV at alarming rates, yet not much is happening to teach people about the dangers of these diseases. Seminars and other information clearinghouses need to be set-up at schools and other community areas giving people access to information that can potentially save their lives. On a similar note, the hospitals and those who work in them also need better oversight. Doctors can provide incorrect treatment and the patient has no recourse than to accept whatever the doctor says.

        Those occupying positions of authority in the Bahamas must be held accountable. If you vote them in and they have neglected to do as they have promised, vote them out. Bahamians tend to vote, not on the issues or the platform, but on who their parents voted for in the past, or who is the better speaker. It’s time to stop that and get yourselves educated on the issues. Support the leader that shares your perspective for community building. I am willing to bet most of you do not know what your Representative’s platform is. If Tommy and the FNM are not to be blamed, who should be blamed?

        That murderer as well as Tommy and the FNM are to be blamed. Representatives do not improve the standards of their community because usually Bahamians do not seem to care. With all the selling and firing Hubert has been responsible for lately, more and more people are going to act out in ways that are detrimental to others. Stop selling Bahamian businesses, and put Bahamians back to work. It is insulting and people will not be motivated to build a better Bahamas when what they own is given away to other people. Furthermore, being bored and broke are dangerous combinations.

        Bahamian in the USA.

        • I understand everything you are saying and I agree with you 100 percent, but you are wasting your time, Tommy and this FNM government are not checking for us. As far as they are concerned this is nothing they have never heard before. They view it as the same old rhetoric and they just are prepared not to do anything. In fact, I believe they have taken a vow in secret not to do anything about this crime problem. They just don’t care, if they did wouldn’t be sitting idly by watching and waiting for the murder count to go up. So, instead of wasting any further time on blaming them, we need to start taking more actions and show them we are not for their she** no more and one way we could do that is when we head to the polls.

          • Let me tell you, it’s the squeaky wheel that gets the oil. Why? Everyone wants the sound to go away so they do whatever they must to get the wheel to shut up. How to get them to listen? Develop a zero tolerance for what is happening. Complain to everyone and any one who will listen, even if that requires exposing them to entities outside the USA. I bet someone will listen then.

            Bahamas is a valuable tool. Besides, with the internet in almost every home in The Bahamas now, it makes it all the more easier to get the word out. Leaders do not take Bahamians seriously because traditionally Bahamians lay down and accept what is shoved at them. And the problem is perpetuated when the term rolls around again and what do we do? We vote them in yet again.

            Sir Lynden is rolling over in his grave. What an insult to all that has been accomplished over the years. How could you people, who are obviously very intelligent, allow Hubert to sell a Bahamian Icon; BATELCO????? Well mudda sick! We are not talking about selling a doggone boat, we are talking about selling BATELCO!!!!

            It is time to be called to action. Create enough stink, things will change!

        • Crime is seen as a direct result of many factors.Too many persons want to blame politicians but it all stems from the cornerstone which is the family.This was not your typical crime but rather one entrenched in love, turned obsession,turned deadly!Clearly a situation that no one could have seen coming.An emotional one that probably only could have been avoided by divine intervention.To see your loved one in the arms of another person expressing themselves in the act of lovemaking can set off any sane being…Do I condone massacring our young women,definitely no!We need a serious case of anger management and a clear understanding from early childhood that we do not own each other,but instead our just blessed for the privileged to be in a relationship with someone and we should treat it as such.Let us cherish life and each other.
          R-E-S-P-E-C-T IT IS A TWO WAY STREET!

        • Ok bahamian in the usa, let say we hire a police for every person, also build a 20,000 person jail, we cannot stop every murder or robbery, like i said before we are a criminal country, full of dis-honest fake christain people, who will cover for families and friends., but when it happens to us we screaming for the govt, the police, and oh LORD. we too faking.
          Ms. Brown is a close cousin of mine, i feel her pain. her abuse was out there, her church could have helped. but then again the churches are now like the banks, MONEY< MONEY< MONEY.
          Our men need to become more gentlemen and move on when its not working.

          • Michelle:

            You have a good point and you have raised an excellent argument. This is all about taking a proactive approach as opposed to a reactive approach to crime. The crime rate in the Bahamas has been rising at an alarming rate since the FNM took office; this realism has been quantified time and time again. With the crime rate rising, even before this particular murder took place, what has Tommy done? Let’s take this back to a few months ago when another murder took place in ‘little’ Nassau. After the last murder, has Tommy done anything or has things remained virtually the same? It must have because the murder rate has not abated any at all.
            The day Tommy and his cohorts took office, a plan to keep Bahamian safe at home and on the streets should have been enacted. That, my friend, is called strategic planning. You plan to reduce the incidences of crime, just as you plan the budget. Efforts should have been in place to keep Bahamians safe and not to sell Bahamian owned companies from right under them. Answer me this, what do you do as soon as the hurricane season rolls around? You purchase items and essentially prepare for it, correct? When the FNM offered Tommy the post, his duty was to also prepare for what it would take to assume his role. His task was and still is, to reduce the incidences of crime in a nation already struggling from a world-wide recession.
            Tommy’s first day in office was to call upon the individual who vacated the position and be briefed on what efforts were underway to reach the objective of the position he occupies. At such time, he should have either elected to continue the efforts or form a type of community action group whose duty would have been to find out from citizens what they think it would take to reduce the incidences of crime. Better yet, he would have held a community forum. Essentially, he should have gone after crime, with the same fervor he adopted during his campaign for office. Tommy’s responsibility was to review the validity of the suggestions or brainstorming sessions, and those that were attainable, saw that they were implemented.
            To my knowledge Tommy has not done any of the foregoing suggestions. What’s more, any idiot could see that young men (and women) are bored and broke, while items needed for basic survival are being sold at exorbitant prices. Let me tell you, when you back a cat in the corner, he will scratch you! When the economy is as bad as it is now, any idiot knows you do not fire police, you hire police. I don’t care where you get the money. You are already charging Bahamian an arm and a leg to bring cars into The Bahamas, take it from that. What you must do? You double or triple your police force, and you provide them incentives (money or whatever you need to motivate them to want to work). You create jobs for Bahamians, keep them busy and provide them a means to replenish their financial resources once depleted. Additionally, you set up programs in the school, you do anything except make going to prison seem like a better option.

            I am not suggesting that there is any reason why a person should take the life of another. I am saying that you cannot, with the simplest of reflection, disregard Tommy’s contribution to the overall ‘mess’ we are stewing in. PLP or FNM, crime could hit anyone of us at anytime. The crime rate in the Bahamas is higher than Miami. Do you understand what that implies? I am actually in a state of disbelief that you can cosign an official who has done nothing to police the streets. Call Tommy and tell him tomorrow (Monday) that you want to set up CrimeWatch in your community. Tell him you demand that police hold community meetings informing people of what to do when faced with potentially serious situations.
            Tell Tommy you want domestic violence programs available in your community. Inform him that you demand to see a police cruiser in your community every other hour on the hour or you are not voting for him ever again. Have him hold public forums on crime; develop a taskforce to get the guns of the streets. Put street lights in the many, many, many dark areas on the streets of Nassau. Better yet, have BEC (if they haven’t already sold that) repair the lights that don’t work because on my last trip to Nassau I discovered that too many of them were not working. Do we have street lights in Nassau yet? Are any cameras installed in public places yet?
            Go ahead and insist that crimes of passion be treated in the same manner, legally, as if some stranger had walked off the street and committed the murder. You could do so many things other than concede defeat. Information is a powerhouse! These simple changes would not end crime, but I’ll bet a king’s ransom that it will reduce the incidences of crime. Get real! My devotion to myself and my community trumps my devotion to any rich public official. Rest assured, while the light on the corner of your street is blinking, Tommy’s light shines so bright Stevie Wonder could see someone coming towards him from a mile away with a toothpick.

            “Where there is no wisdom, the people perish…” Author Unknown.

        • PLEASE STOP BLAMING THE GOVERNMENT. ITS THE SICK MIND OF HUMANS. WE NEED JESUS AS SIMPLE AS THAT. TOMMY AND THE FNM CANNOT CONTROL THE MINDS OF PEOPLE. IF YOU DECIDE TO GO OUT THERE AND KILL SOME ONE I GUESS ITS TOMMY FAULT.YALL PLEASE STOP THAT S***. BLAME THE PARENTS FOR CREATING THESE MONSTERS.

          • @ Mr Cambridge.

            You are so right, but what does it matter.Tommy T, the police and everyone else is responsible for the domestic murders and the drug related killings that happens.That is everyone except for the ones that hear the screams but do not call the police or comes to the rescue of the victim.Everyone except for the ones who know their children, other families members and friends are stealing and selling dope as away of life but say nothing.

      • HAS ANYONE EVER NOTICE HOW THE CRIME RATE ALWAYS INCREASES WHEN THE F.M GOVERNNMENT IS IN POWER. IS IT BECAUSE OF THE TYPE OF ATMOSPHERE THE FNM GOVERMENT BRINGS THE COUNTRY. THE ‘HAUGHTY, BIGGITY DONT CARE ATTITUDE’ THERE IS SIMPLY NO LOVE SHOWN IN OUR GOVERNMENT. I THINK THE WORSE THING THAT EVEN HAPPENED TO THE BAHAMAS WAS WHEN WE ALLOW YOUNG PEOPLE TO SEE HOW OUR LEADERS CARRY ON IN THE HIGHEST SEAT IN OUR COUNTRY. WHAT THEN DO YOU EXPECT FROM OUR CHILDREN.

        • Breaking news 1/3 of the residents of Andros have registered for the upcoming elections. CUT HIP COMING!

          BP

      • Stup…How do you know he was @ home? Do u live in that house too? He belives in hanging, but his dictatorship party would not allow him to be the man and run his office. PM needs to let his officers (who were given positions)run their offices. I noticed DICTATORSHIP RAISING ITS HEAD IN OUR COUNTRY NOW (another is in the Bahamas Union of Teachers) Ha, ha.Beware

        • Then he is a weak and ineffective leader and needs to be voted out! Who wants someone without a backbone to protect them from the dregs of society? Excuse my expression but Tommy must be weaker than my three day old niece if he does not have the balls (bearings) to move that hedgehog smut out of the way and do what needs to be done. Get real!

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