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Pm's Press Secretary At Bis 'Shot Dead'

Latore Mackey, the prime minister's press secretary at Bahamas Information Services (BIS), was shot dead at around 5am in the White Road area off Market Street.

Mr Mackey was deputy director at BIS. He was found shot in the neck in his government vehicle. It is believed he crashed into a utility pole after being shot.

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Cobalt 2 years, 10 months ago

What???

Wat kinda ting dis is now???

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TalRussell 2 years, 10 months ago

Comrades the ammunition manufacturers don't offer bullets with an GPS option.

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ThisIsOurs 2 years, 10 months ago

Could be a domestic incident ...still horrible though

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Honestman 2 years, 10 months ago

So that's five dead in 36 hours? If crime is under control, according to the Government, I wouldn't like to think what would happen if the police loses its grip! On this matter, when was the last time the Prime Minister addressed the nation on the issue of crime and what government intends to do about it? Instead of applying all its resources and energy into fighting this scourge, the PLP would rather waste all our time sacking Andre Rollins from the Gaming Board (big deal!), sending PGC to a freebie trip to Las Vegas, dodging important questions the people have put to it in relation to Stellar Waste and the Nolle Prosequi. This is an administration that is completely rudderless and devoid of ideas to address this countries woes. Shame on all of them.

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SP 2 years, 10 months ago

"devoid of ideas to address this countries woes".....Biggest understatement so far for the decade!

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mangogirl01 2 years, 10 months ago

RIP Mr. Mackey and my condolences to his family; he was a friendly and ambitious young man. The PLP MPs too busy complaining but who embarrassed the Prime Minister, no one, the PM is quite good at embarrassing himself. Who remembers when the PM was all up in the police headquarters showing on tv, the hot crime spot areas, the majority of which were in the Farm Road and Bain and Grant towns, areas represented by him and the MONS. I believe he probably thought at that time that he had the answer to crime but lo and behold it has only gotten worse! This government is the worse of the worst yet according to them, during the campaign period they had the answers to all the country's problems. Suckers we were to believe them, at least some of us!

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B_I_D___ 2 years, 10 months ago

There are only a small handful of disruptive young men causing all this harm and ruckus in our peaceful little country...nothing to worry about, it's all under control.

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TalRussell 2 years, 10 months ago

Comrade Mangogirl01 creating family sustaining paychecks and even working at controling the now beyond the Hubert regime's crime statistics, has been placed on the PLP's back-burner.. Bahamaland is falling apart but to hear former minister George Smith talk on the radio this morning - the only thing important for the woman's is to change the citizenship requirement. Food on ya table, which all them PLP big shots got's lots of - it's rest who's pushing empty shopping buggies up and down the isles of Super Value. How in the hell can you be expected to chew on some piece constitution paper? you can't even sell it cash buy sardines and grits.Please Georgie, stay off talk radio OK - cause your time long done pass but to hear him it thinking all fresh-up, he says he is being encouraged to run in 2017 and seriously considering running?

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ThisIsOurs 2 years, 10 months ago

George Smith??? Why do these people feel like only they and their children are qualified enough to run for office? Time is past is correct,let Joshua and Caleb lead the people.

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TalRussell 2 years, 10 months ago

Force has not and will never be the answer to crime. Comrade Tommy T was mistaken in his thinking that by spending millions on weapons for policeman's, it would somehow be the way of dealing with criminals. Unfortunately, the PLP have taken the same pages directly from the former security minister's manual. Like Tommy's time - this security minster's time has also now expired.

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tourist1001 2 years, 10 months ago

I was going to take my daughters to Andros for Christmas vacation. I think it is too dangerous now, even on the out islands. I love you Bahamas, please purge these Satanic criminals, so the world can enjoy your beautiful people and islands.

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John 2 years, 10 months ago

M u r d e r has become so commonplace in this country, New Providence especially, that multiple murders in a matter of hours,no longer send shock waves or cause enough concern such that those in charge (of the country) would pause for a moment to determine when is enough enough! Some families have grown weary of mourning for loved ones who were victims of murder.

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TalRussell 2 years, 10 months ago

Hubert's regime could still be in power when it comes to the crime being unleashed upon a scared as hell nation. Comrades with the killing of someone so close to the PM, just you watch the grandstanding by the politicians (from both sides of the House of Assembly) over the coming days, how they will shout about the need to put a handle on the nation's scary as hell levels of crime. Nothing they will grandstand with, will make a serious dent to reduce the fear of becoming the next crime victim in our society. They will stand on the floor of the House, issue press releases and perform on the talk shows circuit, with their usual answers to crime, that only by our policeman's and judges having the damn guts to get tougher with the criminals can we begin straightening out the thugs and wanna be thugs. That we need to jail even more of our young citizens. How we need hang all who dare to cross the murderous line. Let me ask the politicians. How many more citizens do we need to jail to sleep on cold floors, before society can begin to feel safe? What's next, put three prisoners to sleep on one bunk? And, for you politicians - who think Her Majesty's Fox Hill Prison is some kind of luxury hotel, try sending your own young children to be imprisoned - for a just a single week. If locking up our youth behind guarded prison walls can prevent crime, why in the hell are there so many prisoners being raped behind those guarded gates?

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killemwitdakno 2 years, 10 months ago

"shot in the neck in his government vehicle"

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SP 2 years, 10 months ago

Stop whining people...Christie and BJ Nottage are in total control....Reminiscing and lying about athletic days long gone. Discussing Geritol and depends strategies.

No wonder EVERYTHING'S so jack-up in our country.

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carmichaelrdgal 2 years, 10 months ago

Time to remove this government and be careful who is going there. we need a serious minded leader who do take foolishness, who aint soft, who aint sleeping on the job, who aint afraid of people, who aint gonna worry about that the people say about him

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John 2 years, 10 months ago

THE MISERY LEVEL in this country has increased so much since 2008 and especially in the past three years, many people would tell you they no longer have a life or at least not a happy one. THE CRIME ,especially murder, has caused many to give up whatever social life they had. Many residents in New Providence go home by sunset and lock down before nightfall. Many persons are still unemployed or underemployed and behind on their mortgages and live with the constant fear of losing their homes. BEC cannot seem to be able to keep the lights on and many have to go to bed many nights in the dark and hot. The phone service is as bad as it was in the 90's, poor and unreliable, and Bahamians must now live with the reality that their phones are being tapped, possibly by more than one agency. Despite the 'NO' vote on gambling the activity still continues unabated and untaxed, and the foreign operators of casinos are being given more rights and privilidges, some that blatantly discriminate only against Bahamians. Many persons live in the fear of VAT and how it will impact their already difficult lives by creating even more economic hardship and many see the referendum for giving equal rights to women as a hidden agenda that will allow same sex marriage in this country or will allow the further frittering away of the rights of the indigenous Bahamian. The government seems at odds with itself with most of the issues that affect Bahamians, that many voters cannot wait for 2017 to come. Yet many are not anxious to go to the polls because the opposition seems to be as equally divided..Welcome to Paradise!

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banker 2 years, 10 months ago

What you said just about sums it up. The worst part is the lockdown at night because of fearing for your life.

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SP 2 years, 10 months ago

This murder looks like it could have been a "hit". Why would someone want the P.M. press secretary silenced? Did he hear or know something detrimental to someone? Where was Christie, in or out of the country?

If Christie was "conveniently" out of the country, he becomes a suspect of interest.

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banker 2 years, 10 months ago

To answer your question, I think that you have to examine the term "special relationship".

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Clamshell 2 years, 10 months ago

Does anybody actually work at this newspaper? Are they all too busy on their cellphones and their iPods and their iPads and their Facebook pages and their Twitter accounts to actually update this story? A major story like this and no update in 24 hours? Just two cryptic sentences?

Believe me, murder is not the only problem the Bahamas faces.

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TalRussell 2 years, 10 months ago

Yea Comrade seems like the reporter took their turn at the story's oars, then immediately falls they backsides asleep upstairs at Shirley and Deveaux.

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themessenger 2 years, 10 months ago

Why haven't we heard anything from our big mout junior minister for National Security Keith Bell???? Probably to busy campaigning for Rollins seat. Urban Repression at it best!!

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