Mitchell On Passing of Alrae Ramsey

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Statement From Senator Fred Mitchell
Opposition Spokesmen on Foreign Affairs
For Immediate Release

4 June 2019

I am devastated and I have a deep sense of sadness and loss at the news that Italian authorities have identified the Bahamian diplomat Alrae Ramsey as dead, found in waters in Turin, Italy.

The report is that another young Bahamian is missing.

I am lost for words that a young man with such promise has left us. I worked closely with him throughout his career as a diplomat. He was a brilliant young man, full of hope and promise. A fine example of the most promising young people of his generation.

We have an obligation to find out what happened.

I remember Mr Ramsey’s great work in the first campaign for The Bahamas to be elected to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations.

I have reached out to the Foreign Minister and my former colleagues to express my shock and sadness.

My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the two young men.

On behalf of the Progressive Liberal Party, I offer our prayerful support.