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PM confident in Italian investigators

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday expressed confidence in the Italian authorities’ ability to investigate the deaths of two Bahamians who were visiting the country.

Speaking to reporters at Government House, Minnis said, “They’ve been investigating deaths and people for umpteenth years before I was on this Earth, so why should I not have confidence in them today? The Italian people have confidence in them.”

He continued, “It’s something they’ve always done. They’re a sovereign nation and we must respect their laws and their procedures.”

The body of Bahamian diplomat Alrae Ramsey, 29, was pulled from the Po River, in Turin, on June 4.

One day later, Ramsey’s friend, Blair John, 28, was found in the same body of water.

On Monday, High Commissioner of The Bahamas to the UK and Northern Ireland Ellison Greenslade said the autopsies had been completed.

The Nassau Guardian understands that the Bahamian government is expected to receive the results of the autopsy sometime today.

However, according to Italian media reports, the first findings of the autopsy, which were performed by Paola Rapetti, revealed that the men died from drowning.

Toxicology examinations are also being conducted to determine whether the two had ingested alcohol or drugs.


Staff Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Jasper Ward started at The Nassau Guardian in September 2018. Ward covers a wide range of national and social issues.
Education: Goldsmith, University of London, MA in Race, Media and Social Justice
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