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Thursday, February 9, 2023

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What to Know About Bahamian Woman Killed in Florida Roll Over Crash

A Bahamian woman was reportedly killed in a Florida car crash when the vehicle in which she was a passenger, flipped over a median and sat mangled next to Interstate-95, Northwest Miami-Dade.

The young woman identified as Tiaja Springer from Freeport, GrandBahama was travelling with a man who was driving the vehicle when their black Alfa Romeo sedan, heading south, lost control, meandered off the road, hitting a traffic box before it came to a stop.

 

Images show the car on its roof in the grass median.

Springer was killed in the 4 am rollover crash and the man was last listed in critical condition at Florida Aventura Hospital.

The tragic accident forced road closure as investigators scoured the scene to investigate the accident.

Friends and family took to social media to remember the Sunland Baptist graduate, killed in the tragedy. Many described her as “so full of life.”

      

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It is not known what led to the vehicle losing control.

Family and Friends in Shock: Eleuthera Car Crash Victim Had an Infectious Smile

Family and friends are grieving the sudden loss of a guidance counselor killed in a car crash off Queen’s Highway, Eleuthera on Friday.

“I am in complete disbelief and feel completely broken. I don’t know what else to say,” best friend D’Licia Taylor said.

Chara Major, a resident of Tarpum Bay, was killed after 5 pm in Salt Bluff when her grey Nissan Note hit a Casuarina tree. Images circulating social media show extensive damage to the vehicle from which she had to be extricated.

Taylor who was also her makeup artist remembers her infectious smile. “It’s hard to say goodbye. It’s really bad and I’m trying. I have so many questions…How am I supposed to do your brows, which lipstick you want…No more nothing? That smile and that grin…I just don’t know.”

The 27-year-old guidance counselor was recently posted at three primary schools in Eleuthera last year September–Emily G. Petty Primary, Emma Cooper Primary and James Cistern Primary Schools–where teachers said she “truly loved what she did and cherished her students and colleagues.”

Minister of Education Glenys Hanna-Martin expressed her sympathies on social media, describing Major’s death as “tremendous loss to the nation.”

After her tragic death, family members were trying to locate one of her beloved pet dogs named Tavari which she often took with her to makeup appointments. Her aunt Anthea Karagiannis said the dog was apparently removed from an apartment where she lived on the island.

“Tafari is a member of our family and we are further distraught to learn that we can not locate [him].”

Major graduated from St John’s College in Nassau, studied psychology at Winston Salem State University and soon returned home to begin her career, which was short-lived.

‘Humble, Respectful and Kindhearted’: Retired Teacher Mourns Man Killed by BB Gun

A former teacher of a man who was killed in an alleged accidental shooting over the weekend expressed fond memories of the victim.

Cleveland Ramsey who served as a principal and teacher in the Ministry of Education said Lavardo Fernander “was one of them in whom I was well pleased.”

“During my 19 years in education and 13 of my last years as principal, I have been afforded the opportunity to teach and help mold many outstanding men who are now making their contributions in their own unique ways in the Bahamas. Lavardo Ferguson was one of them.”

Ferguson, 37 was killed while enjoying a day with friends shooting canisters. A coworker’s BB-gun reportedly discharged while he was clearing the weapon and Ferguson was struck to his upper body and died on the scene.

“He was a hardworking young man who was destined for greatness,” Ramsey said of the married father of five children.

Another teacher Denise Hope said Ferguson was a “very respectful young man.”

Ferguson was expected to move to Eleuthera to begin a new job before the tragedy struck and cousin Valentino Williams remains shocked at his death since the two were just planning their birthdays in the Berry Island where they grew up and schooled.

After schooling, Ferguson worked as a boat captain, carpenter and cook.

Police said they are investigating the circumstances of his death and are questioning the 27-year-old coworker in regard to the alleged accident. But Ferguson’s mother Michelle Aranha told the Nassau Guardian that someone should be held accountable.

“They are saying it is an accident, but how can an accident cost me a child that I had for 37 years, leaving behind five children?… What is an accident going to do for them to be taken care of?

“But you can’t accidentally kill my son and just expect nothing to come out of it. That’s not fair to nobody.”

Deaths by BB guns are unusual in the Bahamas but Ferguson’s death proved fatal even though the rifle does not have the power of an automatic weapon.

What Is Known and Still UnKnown About a Man From the Bahamas Killed in Florida

A man was tragically killed in Miami, Florida on Sunday in a hit-and-run crash which has left loved ones grieving the ambition and selflessness he often displayed.

On Monday evening, family and friends gathered near the spot where Jeff Jean was killed, to remember the young father who became known for the loyalty he showed in his friendships.

“Jeff had your back,” his friend said. He was different. Someone you can call on.”

Friends gathered in Pembroke Pines near the site where Jena was struck and killed by a vehicle.

His cousin, still in disbelief, took to social media to pay tribute to him.

“Never in a million years, I thought I’d have to write ‘Rest in peace’…It’s hard to stop crying but I can’t stop. It’s emotions running through my body [as] it has never before.”

Another wrote, “You came from so far. You show everyone to never give up [and] chase your dreams.”

What is known

Jean, identified by family and friends, was killed around 2:15 in the early morning on Pembroke Road when he attempted to cross the street. A vehicle, traveling east, struck the young man and continued driving.

Miramar Fire and Rescue responded and found Jean’s body with his shoes strewn a few feet from his body.

A $5000 reward is offered for the suspect inJean’s death.

Jeff Jean and his three children are seen in a drawing.

What is unknown

  • Police do not know the make and model of the vehicle that struck Jean.
  • Authorities still do not know the person who is responsible for hitting Jean. Neither did they reveal his age.

 

‘Her Life Touched So Many. She Would Have Made One Hell of a Doctor.’ Friends Grieve Bahamian Woman in USA

Since the tragic death of Ebony Miller, the young Bahamian woman killed in a car crash in Minnesota last week,  lots of friends have come together, hoping to raise $30,000 to pay for funeral expenses.

“She was the kindest, most intelligent, most creative, thoughtful, driven, hardworking and loving person. In all aspects of her life, she gave everything,” Courtney McNeil said on GoFundMe.

As of Wednesday, 485 donors gave $27,590.

Ebony, a health professional, was killed on Friday morning while on her way home from her part-time job at Fairview Health Services where she worked since September. She died at the scene of the accident.

Her father believed she was killed by an impaired driver.

The alumni of St Andrews in the Bahamas, Ebony was awarded the Moore Family Scholarship in 2016.

Ebony Miller

Past recipient, Hillary Wallace reminisces on her friendship with the young woman aspiring to become a doctor. “Ebony was a brilliant mind with a kind heart…she was extremely intelligent and disciplined. I always admired that. Though quiet, her smile lit up every room she entered.”

Ebony also attended Beliot College in Wisconsin where she met Jenna Nordin. The two formed a bond.

“Ebony Miller was one of my best friends during my time at Beliot and our friendship continued to flourish after we had graduated….Her life touched so many others and she would have made one hell of a doctor,” Nordin said.

Neil said Ebony who also worked as a researcher at the Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Lab, “was the standard that her classmates could only hope to reach one day.”

“It is impossible to list all of the positive things that can be said about a person of such high character who had a heart that shined so brightly. She was a light to so many in her life and lit up every room she entered.”

Kimberly Cartwright, a friend, remains in utter shock.

“I still can’t believe it.”

And, friend Bimmy Akintayo prays her “beautiful soul will never be forgotten.”

 

Sister is Grief Stricken Over the Loss of Woman Who Overturned in a Canal at Golf Course

The sister of the woman who died when the golf cart she was driving, overturned in a canal at a golf course, is in disbelief and never imagined her life would end this way.

“Nick, my baby. I never dream in a million years that I would be here saying, ‘I can’t believe you’re gone so soon,” Juteria Munroe said in a social media post.

Thirty-eight-year-old Eunique ‘Nickey’ Munroe died on Monday when the golf cart became submerged in a canal at the golf course at Baha Mar Resort.

“We made plans girl. How in the world [did] this happened?

“I’m trying my best to be strong but you don’t understand that this pain and hurt will not go away,” she said.

Eunique was an employee of the mega-resort and was in a cart belonging to the course when she rode the pathway of the golf course before ending up in the canal.

She was discovered and was taken to the hospital but later died. Police confirmed that she drowned. Reports are that she was carrying items to a hotel guest. It is not known how long Eunique was submerged in the water before she was found.

Juteria, the eldest sister moved to Canada and had been away from her family since 2019. Though miles apart, she remained in contact with Eunique.

“Even though we were miles away, our daily conversation made us feel so close by,” she said.

“Who am I going to message late hours of the night? I am still waiting for someone to wake me up from this horrible nightmare.”

Juteria said she is praying for strength and comfort to get through this difficult time. “Lord I need all the strength you can give right now because this is not easy on me.

“I’m still in disbelief and I can’t stop crying. I will always love you. Your heartbroken best sister is still waiting on you to call.”

 

 

Woman Dies After Golf Cart Overturns in Canal at a Mega Resort

A woman is dead after the golf cart she was driving, overturned in a canal at the golf course at Baha Mar Resort on Monday.

Thirty-eight-year-old Eunique ‘Nickey’ Munroe was an employee of the mega-resort and was in a cart belonging to the course. She was riding on the pathway of the golf course before ending up in the canal around 4:20 pm.

Police indicated that she operated the golf course at the time of the incident. When she was discovered, she was taken to the hospital but succumbed to her injuries.

It is not known how long Munroe was submerged in the water before she was found.  But reports are that she was carrying items to a hotel guest before the freak accident occurred.

Police are continuing their investigations.

 

Traffic Accident Kills Baby Boy

A baby boy died in a traffic accident on Wednesday morning in a three-car collision on Prince Charles Drive and Soldier Road.

Police say after the accident, one of the drivers left the scene before responding police arrived.

In a video circulating social media, bystanders are seen cuddling a baby as a woman with blood on her face, is seen screaming nearby. She appears to be the mother of the child.

A stroller is also seen on the road in the middle of the accident.

One vehicle is seen overturned on the medium.

The woman, the baby, and a man were transported to the hospital for medical attention. The baby died thereafter.

The accident involved a silver Honda Civic, a burgundy 2011 Suzuki Solio Van, and a white Suzuki Swift.

The police are still looking for the driver who fled the scene.

One Man Dead, 2 Marines Injured in Boat Crash Off Andros

One man was killed and two marines of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force were injured in a boating accident in Andros on Monday night. One of the officers is in a comatose state.

What we know

  • The officers were in a private boat.
  • The 16 feet vessel hit a reef of Moxey Town, Andros around 8 pm.
  • The three men were ejected from the vessel, all men sustained injuries
  • The vessel was badly damaged, and two Marines were rescued by local fishermen, who transported them to the clinic in Mangrove Cay for medical treatment.
  • The other man who is a resident of Andros succumbed to his injuries.
  • The marines were airlifted to New Providence for treatment. One of them is alert but the other marine is unconscious.

What we don’t know

  • The identity of the men are not known

Police said they were notified of the incident after 12 midnight. They are investigating the matter further.