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Defence Force extends condolences to family of murdered marine

By LYNAIRE MUNNINGS

lmunnings@tribunemedia.net

THE Royal Bahamas Defence Force has extended condolences to the family of Marine Seaman Joevonte Miller, who was murdered on Thursday night.

According to police, at around 8pm, officers were called to Pineyard Road as a result of the shooting incident.

The officer was ambushed by three armed men as he approached the door of his home at Pineyard Road. The victim, according to police, attempted to escape the assailants, but was pursued and collapsed.

Marine Seaman Miller grew up on the island of Exuma in the settlement of Black Point, where he was “loved and cherished” by family and friends.

“He attended the Black Point All Age School in 2001 and graduated with honours in 2012; he later relocated to New Providence where he attended Doris Johnson High School in 2012 and successfully completed his secondary education in 2014,” a statement on the RBDF Facebook page said.

According to the statement, Miller enlisted in the RBDF as a marine recruit and proud member of new entry 55 on January 8, 2018.

The statement said: “He and 119 recruits set out on a grueling and challenging mission to become full-fledged marines and service men to country after a 17 weeks programme.”

“After successfully completing his New Entry training, Marine Seaman Miller was drafted to the seagoing area of the force known as the Squadron Department where he became a member of HMBS P-45.”

The officer was described as a “versatile marine” as he diligently executed his duties as a deckhand, radio operator, and quartermaster.

“The Commander of the Defence Force, Commodore Dr Raymond King, extends sincerest condolences on behalf of the members of his Executive Command, Officers, Senior Enlisted, and Union Enlisted the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, to the family members, loved ones, and friends of the late Marine Seaman Joevonte Miller.

“May God’s grace and richest blessings help the family find comfort and peace during their time of bereavement,” the statement said.

Comments

sheeprunner12 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Was this marine involved in criminal activities that Joe Public was not aware of? Who targeted him??

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John 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Maybe it’s time to get Caucasian Bahamians, those of Chinese and Greek origins and other Ethnicities to serve on the police and defense forces and other public duties so as to come under the same scrutiny about being involved in crime. Too many young men and now even not so old men are being slaughtered in this country and it’s being brushed aside as ‘he mussy was involved in crime or he mussy do someone something.’ Murder is murder. When all those young children were slaughtered in the US did you go and enquirer as to if they did anyone anything? Or even their teachers for that matter. Or the victims of the church shooting or the food store even. Well they claim that one was racially motivated. They were killed for being black. And the victims of mass murders before and even after the school shootings. The point is bring the perpetrators of the murder to justice then let them justify their actions.

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sheeprunner12 1 month, 3 weeks ago

We already had one marine kill another marine at GG house. And it gone just like that. This is another marine. Trends tend to cause concerns.

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John 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Yea it was one marine killing another one, but they wasn’t wearing the same military uniform. Blackhawk in the sand kick up a lot of dust jred! Judgment soon come.

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GodSpeed 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I don't see any other reason why three gangsters would ambush you at your home, not to rob you but to murder you, something personal or involved in crime most likely.

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themessenger 1 month, 2 weeks ago

@john, the fact is that whether or not they are members of the police or defense force is irrelevant. How many Bahamians of Caucasian, Chinese or Greek descent do you see teifing or killing up each other on a daily basis? The cracks and leaks in the dam that started during Pindlings time have over time under successive visionless governments become the raging torrent of crime that now engulfs the nation. And now we find ourselves up shit creek in a leaking boat, no paddles, no life jackets, no moral compass and wonder how we got here. SMH!!

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John 1 month, 2 weeks ago

When you deny a man an opportunity to earn an honest living, freedom of movement, lack of security. When he knows those who stand in a sacred place are nothing more than dirty dogs then what more do you expect. You know that I know more than you know and more than they know that’s why you trying to find out what I know. That man of perdition shall be revealed. Eagle riding on the back of a lion (of the tribe of Judah). America (eagle) riding on the backs of Israel ( lions) aka black people. Your rule is coming to an end.

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themessenger 1 month, 2 weeks ago

@john, the one thing I do know is that you should stop eating Tals edibles and start taking your medications again, you need to ease da tension ma brudda 😂.

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John 1 month, 2 weeks ago

The only medication I is on is the truth aka reality. And as I will say again ‘I am NOT your brother, regardless of which beau you spell the word, we have nothing in common, least of all brothers.

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sheeprunner12 1 month, 2 weeks ago

John, we can't blame USA for our 242 demise. We have just lost our way since the late 1970s when Pindling decided to allow the drug barons to do as they please in our country. Since then, our politicians have all been compromised.

The genie is out the bottle, and it's only been downhill since the 1984 COI. Let's just call a spade a spade.

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John 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Yes let’s just call a spade a spade. No pun intended. But the judgment of America draws neigh. Her sins are many. And many are unforgivable. Bahamas may be going down hill but most Bahamians have not lost their faith .I don’t have to do battle with you because you know who you are are what you are. And you know your judgment and your destiny. Say yes!

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John 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Why is the eagle riding on the back of the lion?

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