<<< Minister of National Security Tommy Turnquest.
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Nassau, Bahamas — On Monday The Punch reported Ingraham has one week to get it right on crime. We believe it was a nice way they were telling Ingraham – come this Sunday, when it is expected he shuffles his Cabinet – Tommy Turnquest should be removed as minister of national security.
Sometime around Tuesday night and Wednesday morning reasons for this statement by the Punch became clearer. The Mount Moriah Constituency office of the Free National Movement was broken into.
Reports are vandals entered Turnquest’s branch offices and raided all electronic equipment therein. Chairman of the branch confirmed the incident did indeed take place with the culprits taking off with all three computers at the branch.
Calls for the minister Turnquest to resign are mounting with the leaders of the BDM joined the chorus in saying “GO TOMMY GO!”
You say “…things look like it got worse on his watch.” I say that it certainly has gotten worse! People weren’t as scared as they are now, to be out after dark !!! People, weren’t protesting as much about those out on bail! Citizens are really, really scared to death to be on the streets or at home as a matter of fact! It’s amazing just how things change – under the PLP, there were NO, I mean NO cry, for us to come together to solve crime! Now, everyday on the talk shows, govt officials,church leaders and even the police ALL are now crying to come together, ’cause it’s now ALL our problem to solve! I agree it is and always was, but our people couldn’t see it then – But THEY ALL see recognize it NOW!!! Almost kinda late, eh !!!
Today he is singing a different tune. He is saying everybody is the blame and the blame shouldn’t be placed squarely on his sholuders. He just wanted to get in office he didn’t have a clue on how to combat crime, in fact things look like it got much worse on his watch.
If Mr. Turnquest, had not brought politics onto the political stage, then maybe he would have gotten some symphaty from me, but he gets none!
I can remember him, just as it was yesterday: GET RID OF THE PLP, GET RID OF CRIME.
The Prime Minister, in parliament, Called the Former Prime Minister “Wutless, after he found out how many persons were on bail for murder. Today alledged murderers are still getting bail, but, no one, no one, challenges Mr. Ingraham, for his puerile comments
We are all trying to keep our faith in God and not in men, so I believe we will be ok. Thanks for asking and I hope everything is well with you and your family.
NO VACATION JUST WATCHING THE COMMENTS, BUT ALL IS WELL HOW ABOUT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY?
Hi Lizard, what you saying? you was on vacation aye? Tommy might have his ways and a don’t care attitude, but plenty of these parents could do better for true.
YOU KNOW WHAT IS SAD KIM, THAT MANY PARENTS THESE DAYS CAN’T FIND MONIES TO BUY THEIR CHILD/CHILDREN A BOOK, BUT OOH THEY CAN FIND ALL KINDS OF MONIES FOR LAWYERS FEES, SOME PEOPLE EVEN PUT UP THEIR HOMES, BUT BY THIS TIME IT’S ALREADY TOO LATE BAD SEED ALREADY SOWN AND TOOK ROOT
You don’t feel safe, I don’t feel safe, but Tommy says he know the whereabouts of all his children that is what’s important.
Let me be clear with you Altec, I hear you, but Tommy say he could give account for the whereabouts of all his offsprings, even the grown ones and that is all he sound like he care anything about. The Min. of National Security aint interested in nothing else, so what you want from me? I can’t make him be interested in anything else if this is all he cares about. Even though I may feel he should be doing more, the man has a legitimate point, these people need to stop having children just because they can and don‘t care where they go afterwards. Now say what you want about Tommy, at least the man know the whereabouts of all his children, which is more than I can say for plenty people in this country.
Kim let me be clear, i dont blame Tommy for the high rate of crime. As the Min of National Security, i blame him for his lack of response to the crime.
That is what Tommy doenst get. No one blames him for the criminals actions. The country is upset at his efforts or lack thereof. Right or wrong the perception is that he hasnt done anything significant to respond to the high level of Crime.
When Rudy guiliani took over as mayor of NY, the rate of crime and murder was way out of control. As mayor, he cleaned up the NY police department and implemented policies and procedures that were effective in dealing with crime. At one point the people of NY thought he was too aggressive. By the time he left office, the crime rate in every major category was sharply down.
The point is, there are solutions, things can be done and its this perception of a lack of ideas that the Bahamian people are criticizing Tommy for.
Tommy is the Min of national Security. He along with the AG is responsible for keeping the people safe and implementing policies and procedures to keep the peace.
Kim, can you honestly say that Tommy has implemented policies and procedures to make this country safer? Do you feel safe? do you feel confident in Tommy as Min of National Security? I sure dont!
The plot thickens. Sounds like another Brutus, Marcus Junius to me. LOL!
You can’t be blaming Tommy for the crime situation being out of control. Tommy already told you all he know where his children are. If you want somebody to blame, start by blaming these slack parents who don’t check for they children until something happens to them.
Carl did a poor job as Min of Education and HAI fired him.
Neko Grant did a poor job as Min of Tourism and HAI fired him.
Mr Collie resigned as Min of Local Government and HAI accepted his resignation.
Crime is out of control so you must ask, why is Tommy so untouchable?
BP, i done tell you and others on this site that Tommy isnt going no where. Tommy’s position is one of the most secured in HAI cabinet. Like i have repeatedly said, Tommy’s position was secured in the deal for HAI to return.
Tommy gets fired or resigns, his political dream of being PM will be over.
HAI would love nothing more than to fire Tommy, but he cant. He is stuck with him.
There are thieves of electronic equipment rampaging throughout New Providence and I see no Police cars.
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