Condolences poured in after a son of Environment Minister Romauld Ferreira was found unresponsive at his home.
Police say shortly after 2 pm on Thursday, they received reports of the incident and upon arrival, they were directed to a room where the teenager was found laying on the floor of the room. EMS was unsuccessful in resuscitating him.
What Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said
“No words seem appropriate in these circumstances and so we send our love and prayers to and for them as they try to come to terms with this tragic loss.
“We encourage persons who may be feeling pressured to take a second look, take a second step back and consider their options,” he said.
“Whether it be financial pressure, emotional pressure or pressure from relatives, there’s always someone they can find to talk to.
What Opposition Leader Philip Davis said
“I join thousands of Bahamians in expressing shock and sadness at the tragic death of the son of a parliamentary colleague, Romauld Ferreira, Minister of Housing and the Environment at the family’s home today.
“As a parent, l imagine that the grief and sadness at the loss of a beloved child must be unspeakable.
“I pray for the Ferreira family that they may find strength, solace and comfort in the midst of this unsettling tragedy. I ask that the nation also pray for them and respect their privacy, allowing them to grieve in private.
What DNA Leader Arinthia Komolafe said
“As a mother, I am heartbroken and saddened by news of the loss of a child. It is a pain that no parent should ever have to bear.
“Tonight, I join the nation as we mourn with our brother, Mr. Romauld Ferreira – Minister of Housing and the Environment.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this dark and difficult time. We extend our deepest condolences and pray for comfort that only God can provide.
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