Jadia Jn-Pierre speaks on Bahamas press secretary’s murder

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Jadia Jn-Pierre speaks on Bahamas press secretary’s murder
Jn. Pierre-Emmanuel
Jn. Pierre-Emmanuel

Press Secretary to Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony, Jadia Jn. Pierre-Emmanuel, has raised concerns over her own safety after hearing the news about the murder of her colleague, Bahamian Press Secretary Latore Mackey, who was found dead in a vehicle on Monday, August 25.

Speaking on a radio programme today, Jn. Pierre-Emmanuel said while the circumstances surrounding Mackey’s death are still sketchy, there is still a need for persons like herself (in political office) to look out for their own safety.

Jn. Pierre-Emmanuel’s comment was pointed directly to concerns made by Mackey before his death, as it relates to his safety and not specifically what may have led to his murder, given the fact that there is no evidence that links his murder to the political office he held.

However, she claims she was attacked most recently by a female in the parking lot at the Office of the Prime Minister. The press secretary said while she is aware that she must be on her guard, she claims that she is not afraid to discharge her duties as press secretary. Jn. Pierre-Emmanuel said she will continue to do so fearlessly.

Mackey, 37, was found in a black Hyundai Tucson sports utility vehicle in the middle of the road at around 4:30 a.m. The vehicle had collided with a lamp pole near an intersection. He was discovered lying in the vehicle with a gunshot wound to his neck.

Mackey

It is unclear whether Mackey was shot from inside or outside of the car he was travelling in. Robbery may be ruled out, as Mackey was reportedly found with several thousand dollars in cash on him when police arrived at the scene.

Mackey was the Bahamas Information Services (BIS) deputy director and the Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie’s press secretary.

Yesterday Jn. Pierre-Emmanuel paid tribute to her fallen colleague via her Facebook profile. See below:

THE PAIN THAT NEVER HEALS

When you serve in the position of Press Secretary, you automatically belong to a network and family with others who serve in the same position in the islands. I have formed great friendships and I have gotten sound and priceless advice from my colleagues.

I am the baby of them all and they usually worry about me. They worry about the pressure, about my safety and about my sanity. We share our experiences. We update each other on what is happening in our respective islands. We copy each other’s styles and programmes. We are one.

Earlier today, I was informed that the Press Secretary to the Prime Minister of the Bahamas was shot and passed away as a result. Mackey was reportedly shot in his government vehicle multiple times last night. I have been reflecting and I cannot really express what I feel.

I know many of my colleagues are in shock and are in a state of deep reflection. I can hear and sense the pain and worry. There is not much I can say and I too am wondering about the circumstances and recent experiences. This loss is sudden and deep and the wound is beyond the shores of the Bahamian islands.

I wish to express my deepest condolences to Mackey’s family, the Government and people of the Bahamas and our network of dedicated Press Secretaries.

Rest In Peace Latore Mackey.

On Friday, August 22, 2014 you wrote, ” When the enemy is at ease, be able to weary him; when well fed, to starve him; when at rest, to make him move. Appear at places to which he must hasten; move swiftly where he does not expect you.

Be Swift as the wind. Quiet as the forest. Conquer like the fire and Steady as the mountain.”

Today, there is no more I can say…your faith will carry you to your mother’s arms.

 

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  1. JADIA MADE THAT STATEMENT BECAUSE SHE PROBABLY WAS AWARE THAT, TODAY, THE POLICE WILL BE ARRESTING THE PERSON WHO WROTE WHAT APPEAR TO BE A THREAT AGAINST DEBRA TOBIERRE, ON UNITEDPAC.

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  2. jadia get facts before you open your mouth... we dont know why he is died. so why are you concerned about your life again. oh well then i should be concerned about mine. Mr. Prime Minister can i have 2 bodyguards please. not asking for many only 2. Chupz jadia please do what you are being paid to do.

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  3. DO WE KNOW THE TRUTH TO HIS DEATH? NO. NOW IF JADA IS SO CONCERN AND HAVE ALL THAT TO SAY NOW MY QUESTION IS WHAT HAVE U DONE TO BE AFRAID. IF U HAVE NOT DONE ANYTHING THEN U SHOULD HAVE NO WORRIES. IF U LIVE CLEAN THE U WILL DIE CLEAN, IF U MESS WITH PLP LIFE THEM EXPECT IT IN RETURN OK.

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  4. All these infidels deserve to change their lives and worship god, All of you, the ministers, the police, the lawyers, the doctors, the pastors, the priests, the christians, the jews,. you all need to worship your god, because without him there is no peace, without him there is only chaos. you need to abandon the western ways, you need to follow your god. There is a no god...but Allah.

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  5. Expressing her condolences is quite understandable. Use wisdom, don't give idle people ideas! Don't voluntarily put yourself on a hit list!

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  6. "A B" You are absolutely wrong!! The notion that Government doesn't owe the public anything is another vicious lie perpetuated by Press Secretaries and others like you.

    Government for the huge salaries that WE pay to them and their culsultants (friends), and all the perks & privileges that we allow them.

    They OWE us peace of mind, a stable economy which can facilitate employment and ensure properity in our businesses, the protection of our rights and privileges, education and health, general well being of citizens, protection and nuture of our children and disadvantaged and to deliver without fear and favoritism to any.

    Jadia is a PUBLIC SERVANT and is paid by the us, the taxpaying public for articulating to us the Governments policy. As such she should decist from playing and active role in party politics, and not blurr the lines between government and party policies. As a public officer she should not bring any public office into disrepute since she is paid by the public whose members com from all parties.

    The question is would you pay someone to promote a party that you do not support? Most people would want their money back or as in Shylock's case in THE Merchant of Venice, their "pound of flesh." The public is also faced with unprovoked violence form the state in the police's unlawful killing of citizens. So it is a reflection of the society that politicians have created and others like Jadia continue to promote as "the best that government can provide." So if today she finds herself a victim of a brutal society, what can we say, in a society where all of us are also victims?

    Do Whats Right or you will suffer consequences as "meme baton uh qui bat chien blanc uh quai toujour bat chien nwear ah.

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  7. So prior to the last elections Claudius alleged that he had been threatened via text message by Freddo. Now Jadia is concerned about her life as she "discharges her duties" Ive never heard such from any previous press secretary. Maybe you need to be less antagonistic and arrogant in discharging your duties. At any rate, a simple "Statement of Condolence" would have sufficed but Nooo just had to gain some political mileage out of the demise of another. Just had to make the death of someone about YOU huh Jaids. You're not a politician yet MISS. Stop acting like them.

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  8. In as much as I am not impress with you Mrs. Emmanuel, I understand your concern, but all I can say is That all of us St. Lucian have reasons to be concern, due to the high crime rate in our country and nothing substantial is being done by the authorities to remedy the situation. But the bible tells us be not afraid I go before you always. Trust in god and not Kenny or body guards, they can turn on you too.

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  9. I witness Sir John getting a punch from an irate man on the gronud floor of the Parliament building and when an officer came to arrest this man, Mr Compton ask for him to be released. Guiltiness rest on their conscience I say, to anybody who feel threaten by circumstances that occur thousands of miles away from our shores. I offer my condolences to the family of the young man killed in the Bahamas, but I doubt the St Lucia Press Secretary knows everything about this young man. This incident may be unfortunate but she cannot put her hand in hot water and call him a saint. 4.30am and thousads of dollars on his person can mean many things, but one thing I know it does not mean is that St Lucia's Press Secretary is facing the same predicament.

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  10. Many of you on this posting here have absolutely no concept or the ability to understand anything.

    Many of you believe that someone owes you something, that "A" Government owes you something, instead of getting off your lazy backsides and do for yourself.

    Many of you Hate anyone who appears to be doing well or better than you in the St. Lucian society and will attack them for no reason, just because he/she has has been blessed and given "A" job. Then you look at yourself with Hatred and then wants to destroy another. But in the same token, if it were you bestowed same blessings in life, you would be "Too BIG" for life, less the "Lowly"

    So, many of you need to STFU, get off your lazy backsides and do something for yourselves.
    The days of mooching off Governments and this Country are over.

    Many of you have sucked this country DRY.
    You have destroyed it and you aren't stopping until you totally ensure it's demise is imminent.

    It's with shame to read many of your uneducated and FOOLISH comments, just because a young woman has excelled over your stupid selves.

    I don't know Jadia.
    However, she is one of our brightest STARS.
    A gem who is Articulate, an Orator, vivacious, does her research, knows what she is talking about and keeps on Point.

    And this you cannot take away from her.

    YOU LOWLY ANGRY AND BITTER PEASANTS!

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    • -Many of you on this posting here have absolutely no concept or the ability to understand anything.
      • Projecting your own characteristics on others, CHECK!

      -Many of you believe that someone owes you something, that “A” Government owes you something, instead of getting off your lazy backsides and do for yourself.
      • Anyone who understands that the sole purpose of a democratically elected is to act as a faithful steward in projecting the will and collective resources of the people towards the benefit of all citizens, has a right to believe that the government owes us something.

      -Many of you Hate anyone who appears to be doing well or better than you in the St. Lucian society and will attack them for no reason, just because he/she has has been blessed and given “A” job. Then you look at yourself with Hatred and then wants to destroy another. But in the same token, if it were you bestowed same blessings in life, you would be “Too BIG” for life, less the “Lowly”
      • How quickly it is labeled hate, whenever anyone is critical of the job performance by those whose only purpose is to serve the will of the people!

      -So, many of you need to STFU, get off your lazy backsides and do something for yourselves.
      The days of mooching off Governments and this Country are over.
      • When will the days for the mooching of the people by political parties be over?

      -Many of you have sucked this country DRY.
      You have destroyed it and you aren’t stopping until you totally ensure it’s demise is imminent.
      • So far, only the slave-owners, colonists and current neo-colonial parasites parading as government have sucked this country dry. I am assuming that this rant is directed at them.

      -It’s with shame to read many of your uneducated and FOOLISH comments, just because a young woman has excelled over your stupid selves.
      • Without understanding the basis of what you consider "uneducated", "foolish", and "stupid", your sentence is meaningless.

      -I don’t know Jadia.
      • How can you claim not knowing Jadia, yet can praise her in such glowing terms, below? Irrationality?

      -However, she is one of our brightest STARS.
      A gem who is Articulate, an Orator, vivacious, does her research, knows what she is talking about and keeps on Point.

      And this you cannot take away from her.

      -YOU LOWLY ANGRY AND BITTER PEASANTS!
      • Your vitriol towards peasants shows your complete disconnection from the real world, where everything is connected; and where peasants are the very underpinning for your own existence. You do eat, don’t you?

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      • AS AN UNEMPLOYED, A GOVERNMENT TELLS YOU THAT THEY WILL CREATE JOBS FOR YOU, WOULDN'T YOU HOLD THEM TO IT? THIS GOVERNMENT PROMISED EVERYTHING FOR YOUR VOTE. THEY CONVINCED YOU AND YOU VOTED THEM INTO GOVERNMENTS. NOW THE WORKING AND THE BENEFITING HACKS WILL TELL YOU THE UNEMPLOYED WHO VOTED THEM, TO GO GET A JOB. IS THAT RIGHT ESPECIALLY FOR THE POOR AND UNEDUCATED WHO ARE USUALLY BEING FOOLED/PROSTITUTED.

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        • @ Anonymous...so if the Government says that "They" will take water from the Moon for you, is evidence enough to sit and wait, when you know very well that it cannot happen.

          You know very well that the country was downhill during the reign of the UWP.
          Because you saw no evidence of New Investment, businesses were folding and going away.
          So how on earth did you actually believe that this Government would provide "Jobs Jobs Jobs?"
          Were you not able to see the obvious signs that they just couldn't have done it?
          The signs were there.

          Once again, do not wait for politicians to hand you "A" bread.
          Help yourselves, be creative.

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    • Also, if it was possible for you to show even the faintest concern for your fellow citizens, you would seek to discover and redress the very reasons why peasants are angry and bitter.

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  11. My condolences to the individual (assuming he wasn't engaged in nefarious activities). I sincerely hope he wasn't gunned down as a result of his work.

    Jadia on the other hand, is one of the most irritating individuals to infect public life. An unelected, political appointment who uses her platform to spout off on things she knows little about. She is incapable of the simple task of transmitting the government's message, without adding her own unique gloss of BS. She has an air of deference which follows her like a bad fart; even the GG is more humble. Check out the article she did with the Voice a few months back, full of self- importance and back slapping - she got savaged in the comments.

    Jadia says others worry about her sanity. They are right to do so.

    Oh, and please pay back your overseas medical bills when you can. Maybe that's what the lady in the car park wanted to know.

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    • What has Jadia done to you?

      Are you hating someone that you don't even know, just because your are ignorantly and foolishly letting party colours dictate your thought of Mind?

      Are you seriously listening to yourselves?

      Seriously, one has to be scared of individuals like you who walk with a "chip" on your back and ready to destroy anyone who is not like, speak and walk like you.

      This is a free country and there are laws.

      And it's odd that many of you have so much "Tough" words to spew out but in reality when the Laws acts your scream like little Jamets.

      Leave the woman alone.
      She has not done any of you, any Harm.

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  12. RIP Young man, my condolences to your families. To my two friends in the Bahamas sorry for your loss. Be very careful out there. Love you guys.

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