Thursday, August 18, 2022


Suicide Victim Leaves Behind a Trail of Depressing Social Media Posts Before His Death

The man found dead in a suspected suicide has not been officially identified but he was recognized among friends and social media users as Traevonn.

He was found at Miller’s Creek Close, Carmichael and was discovered on Tuesday afternoon. Police have not given his age but he appears to be in his 20s.

Two days before his death, Traevonn took to social media, posting what seems a trail of depressing posts, demonstrating his feelings of sadness.

On Sunday he posted, “Another problem with having a good heart is that people think you’re stupid.”

He later posted, “…at the end of the day, nobody knows how hard you work/hustle…how lonely you feel sometimes, or how much sleep you lose, or your daily pressures.”

On Saturday, his post appeared to further show a degree of helplessness and isolation. “All you need is one real supporter in your life.”

He then posted, “Depression isn’t always, ‘I’m going to kill myself.’ Sometimes it’s, ‘I’ve been in bed all day and I haven’t showered, I skipped work to sleep, What’s the point of finishing? I’m not hungry or I can’t stop eating.’”

Then he says, “Never expect to get what you give. Not everyone has a heart like you.”

In a moment of gratitude, he expressed, “I survived a lot privately this year. For that, God, I’m grateful.”

It appears the thoughts of suicide haunted Traevonn before his demise on Tuesday when his friend, Jacqueline Davilmar who expressed sorrow and disbelief at his death said, “No man Trae. You gave up like that. I thought the suicidal thoughts were gone…”

Another friend said, “…wish I had it (resources) when you were asking for help. You were on the right course, started your business and everything… It’s bugging how little situations get to our minds sometimes…”

Experts say many young people use social media to express suicidal feelings and they commit the act after sharing their thoughts on social platforms. But they might be reluctant to express their feelings with close family members or a physician.

Patron Rolle took note of Traevonn’s gloomy posts, questioning the little help he received. “How haven’t you as his friend, his homie, noticed? Yall failed him.”

She warned other users to check on the welfare of family members who use their social media walls to express their feelings, “From I see a post like this on a friend’s wall, I’m jumping in the direct message quickly.”

Oral Neely encouraged others to “learn to see people in need of love and give love.”

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, reach out to a trusted family member, or friend, or call a doctor for help.

You can also contact the Community Counselling and Assessment Centre at (242) 323-3293/5.

Everything You Need to Know About the Woman Who Allegedly Killed Herself

Police reported the death of a 25-year-old woman on Thursday where she was found after 8 pm in a room, at the Landshark  Hotel on West Bay Street.

Police are still investigating her death, though the initial investigation indicated a possible suicide. She was found hanging with a rope around her neck.

Carissa Culmer in happier times.

Who was she?

Though police are still waiting to notify the next of kin before publicly revealing her name, she has been unofficially identified as Carissa Culmer.

Carissa was adopted as a baby from the Ranfurly Home and was reared by Christian adopted parents, the father being a pastor and fisherman, and her mother, an ordained missionary.

The Culmer family has one son and she joined the family as the only girl.

As a baby, she was adopted from the Ranfurly Home.

As she advanced in age, Carissa faced tension with her adopted mother and was eventually taken from the home by Social Services, while maintaining a close relationship with her adopted father.

Carissa is believed to have three biological siblings, with whom she had no relationship.

Carissa Culmer graduated from Nurse’s Edge Training Institute last year.

In a social media post, she lamented, “Lord you heard my cry night after night just feeling so alone in this cold world. Even as a child, I would cry my eyes out to know that I have a mother that I never met and three siblings I never met.

“I felt so lost growing up because I didn’t know anything about my background. It really made it hard to stay focused,” she said.

Despite the hardship, Carissa graduated last year from Nurse’s Edge Training Institute as a patient care technician.

What was Carissa’s history with abuse?

When Carissa was released from the hostel, she was left to fend for herself and wound up in abusive relationships.

“After leaving the institution, things didn’t get any better believe it or not. I stayed with over fourteen or more people. I even found myself homeless from time to time I would stay in the club until 5 am because I had nowhere else to go,” she said.

Carissa Culmer sat in the Senate as senators addressed domestic violence in the country.

Last year November, she pleaded for assistance in a social media post, claiming her boyfriend and father of her baby boy, often abused her and she was in fear for her life.

“I so tired. I so tired. I done lose my mind twice. Yes. Yes, I strong. I’m strong yes, but I tired. I tired. I ain’ saying I’m perfect. I’m not perfect,” she wept.

She was featured as a guest on Beyond the Headlines to tell her story of domestic abuse which led to Social Services offering help.

Carissa was invited to the Senate and sat in the gallery as senators addressed domestic violence in the country. Senate President Lashell Adderley said, “The continuous courage and fortitude demonstrated by vulnerable women like Carissa Culmer, who stand and say a resounding no to traumatic stress and pain of domestic violence, must be stopped by the enforcement of legislation, policies and procedures to eradicate gender-based violence.”

Cause of death

Authorities are still investigating the cause of death. They do not know as yet, whether or not foul play is suspected.

Audley Peters said it appeared she could have been dead for around two hours before she was discovered.

The toddler was discovered in the room where her body was found.

The boyfriend and father of the boy arrived later and was seen holding the son as he spoke with the police.

Where to get help if you face domestic abuse or contemplating suicide

Bahamas Crisis Center: (242) 328-0922

Royal Bahamas Police Force: 911, 919, (242) 322-4444


Embattled Software Developer Found Dead in Cell. McAfee Made Bribery Claims Against RBPF

Antivirus software developer John McAfee who once accused Bahamian officials of corruption was found dead in his Barcelona prison cell on Wednesday after Spanish courts agreed to extradite him to the USA to face tax evasion charges.

Spanish officials said McAfee committed suicide and attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.

The big story

The US accused McAfee of failing to file tax returns for four years, despite earning millions of dollars from consulting work, speaking engagements and crypto-currencies.

The US Justice Department alleged that McAfee had his income paid into bank accounts and cryptocurrency exchange accounts in the names of nominees. He was also accused of hiding assets like a yacht and real estate property in other people’s names.

His arrest was made in October 2020, when he landed in Spain to board a flight to Turkey.

McAfee’s run-in with Bahamian officials

Last year, McAfee tweeted that he bribed Bahamian police officers to bring firearms into the country.

He posted a video of himself speaking with officers as he attempts to bring 31 military firearms on board his yacht into the country.

When cautioned by Bahamian officers, McAfee says he paid a police sergeant  $1,000 “to take care” of his guns.

Police Commissioner Paul Rolle denied the claims made by McAfee and maintained that the confiscated weapons remain in police custody.

Rolle also threatened to file a lawsuit against McAfee for allegations made against him.

Patient’s Suicide Plays Out at Sandilands Rehabilitation Center

Sandilands Rehabilitation Center confirms a woman took her life at the health facility.  The suicide remains under investigation.

What is known

  • The woman is 52-years old.
  • She was a patient at SRC.
  • She attempted suicide on Sunday 8th.
  • She was transported to the Princess Margaret Hospital by ambulance.
  • The woman was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.

What is unknown

  • The identity of the woman has not been released.
  • A motive is unknown
  • Authorities have not revealed how she was discovered, neither the means by which she ended her life.