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PM Expresses Confidence In Italian Probe

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis has expressed  confidence in Italian authorities to conduct investigations into the deaths of the two Bahamian males whose bodies were found in a lake in Turin,  Italy.

His comments came after the families of the young men asserted otherwise, saying that they  have no  confidence  in Italian officials.

Speaking on the sidelines of the swearing in ceremony of the new Chief Justice yesterday,  the  Prime Minister  said there is no reason for him not to have confidence   in Italian officials.

“They’ve been investigating deaths and people for umpteen years; from before I was on this earth, so why should I not have confidence in them today?”  Dr. Minnis asked. 

“The Italian people have confidence in them, this something they have always done. They are  a sovereign nation and we must respect their laws and their procedures,” he said.   

In a statement yesterday Dr. Minnis expressed his deepest sympathy to the families of the two young men.

It is understood that the autopsy reports of the two men were completed.

In a statement Sunday night, high commissioner to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland Ellison Greenslade noted that a report detailing a toxicology examination would be released at a later date. 

Twenty-nine year old Alrae Ramsey, was on academic leave, and was employed with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since December 9, 2013.

He was posted at The Bahamas Embassy in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, as third Secretary/Vice-Consul in 2016-2017. 

Last year, he was granted an in-service award to pursue a one-year postgraduate diploma program in diplomacy/international relations and languages at the diplomatic academy of Vienna in Austria for the period September 2018 to June 2019.

Twenty-eight year old Blair John was completing his doctoral degree in psychology at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Canada.

He  traveled to Turin to make a presentation at a psychology conference on behalf of the University.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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