Obituaries

MP's Husband Found Hanged
MP's Husband Found Hanged

January 07, 2013

Authorities have launched an investigation into the death of a man who was found hanging from an abandoned building at eastern New Providence over the weekend.

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(Funeral photos) Remembering John Martin

January 06, 2013

The Freeport News: A community man. A business man. A kind hearted man and would-be politician. These are some of the words used to describe John Martin, 61, who recently passed away.

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Body Of Politician John Martin Flown To Freeport
Body Of Politician John Martin Flown To Freeport

January 03, 2013

The body of politician John Martin, who died last week, arrived in Freeport yesterday afternoon.

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Family Mourns Loss Of Daughter Who Died In Traffic Accident
Family Mourns Loss Of Daughter Who Died In Traffic Accident

December 18, 2012

Rishawn Smith, 23, who was killed in an early morning accident at Spikenard and Carmichael Roads on Sunday, visited her grandmother's house on Bellot Road almost every day before she died, said grief-stricken relatives who gathered at that same house after identifying her body at the Rand Morgue yesterday.

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Woman, 23, Killed In Car Crash

December 17, 2012

A 23-year-old woman died and two men were injured in an early morning car accident at Spikenard and Carmichael Roads yesterday, police said.
Police said the two-car collision occurred at 3:25 a.m.

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Teachers, Students Mourn Girl Killed In Traffic Accident

December 11, 2012

H.O. Nash Junior High School Principal Cheryl Samuels said she had a strange sense of foreboding on Friday afternoon, but didn't understand why she felt so troubled, until she got the news that one of her students had been killed in a traffic accident.

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Family Anger At Detention Death

December 07, 2012

A distraught family from Atlanta, Georgia is threatening to sue the government for the death of a beloved relative, who was denied his prescription drugs at the detention centre.

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Prime Minister Christie Remembers Thomas A 'Tommy' Robinson

December 07, 2012

Nassau, Bahamas -- Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie addressed the capacity crowd in Christ Church Cathedral December 5, about the life and death of sports icon, Thomas Augustus Robinson, M.B.E. Mr. Robinson died November 25 at the age of 74.†† The†State Recognised Funeral was held at Christ Church Cathedral with Archbishop Laish Boyd as the Chief Celebrant in the home going mass. Interment was in the Robinson Family Plot in the Eastern Cemetery.††

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Stately Burial For Thomas A. Robinson
Stately Burial For Thomas A. Robinson

December 06, 2012

Quite a number of sporting enthusiasts, including past and present athletes, coaches and administrators, showed up yesterday to pay their respects to legendary Bahamian Thomas A. Robinson.

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PM Pays Tribute To Sporting Legend Thomas A Robinson
PM Pays Tribute To Sporting Legend Thomas A Robinson

December 06, 2012

Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday remembered the late Thomas A Robinson as a world renowned track star whose "larger than life" legacy is expected to linger on throughout Bahamian history.

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The Great Thomas A. Robinson To Be Buried Today
The Great Thomas A. Robinson To Be Buried Today

December 05, 2012

Arguably the greatest sporting icon in the history of Bahamian athletics will be laid to rest today, following a state recognized funeral at Christ Church Cathedral. Thomas Augustus Robinson, who passed away last week Sunday at the age of 74 after a lengthy battle with stomach cancer, certainly paved the way for thousands of young Bahamian athletes to excel on the road to success.

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A Review, The Untold Story Of Two Toms, pt. 1

December 05, 2012

Noted sports figure Martin Lundy recently forwarded me a document entitled "The Untold Story of the Two Toms", and I felt compelled, for the purpose of history, to do a detailed review. Let it be emphasized that Lundy is well qualified to present a view of the two legends who departed this life recently.

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Government Members View Body Of Late Thomas A Robinson

December 04, 2012

Nassau, Bahamas -- His Excellency Sir Arthur Foulkes, Governor General, Prime Minister Perry Christie, and Cabinet Ministers came out to view the body and photos† of the late Tommy Robinson at the Tommy Robinson Stadium, Monday, December 3.

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Tributes Paid To Tommy Robinson
Tributes Paid To Tommy Robinson

December 04, 2012

Prime Minister Perry Christie was among the officials, dignitaries, friends and family who paid tribute to Thomas A Robinson yesterday.

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Funeral Tribuntes For 'The Bird'

December 03, 2012

Final respects were paid to one of the Bahamas' greatest sporting legends over the weekend as scores turned out to honor the memory of "The Bird."

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Dame Marguerite In Hospital

November 29, 2012

Dame Marguerite Pindling, the wife of the late Prime Minister Sir Lynden Pindling, is in hospital, Dr Duane Sands confirmed last night.

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Mother 'Has Had Enough' Of Scandal Surrounding 'Emperor's' Death

November 28, 2012

The mother of murder accused Kenton Dion "Emperor" Knowles, whose son Dario was also recently murdered, said last night she hopes her son and grandson will rest in peace. Beverley Knowles said she has had enough of the scandal surrounding her son's life and death.

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'Emperor' Knowles' Son Murdered

November 27, 2012

Nearly a year-and-a-half after Kenton Dion 'Emperor' Knowles was gunned down on the streets of New Providence, his 25-year-old son met the same fate Sunday night.

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Tommy A. Robinson - Legendary Athlete And Sportsman
Tommy A. Robinson - Legendary Athlete And Sportsman

November 27, 2012

Bahamian national hero Thomas Augustus Robinson was one of the premier Bahamian athletes of the 20th century. On Sunday morning, November 25, 2012, the great Bahamian died after an illness of stomach cancer.

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Robinson Was A 'Sporting Hero Of Truly Legendary Status'
Robinson Was A 'Sporting Hero Of Truly Legendary Status'

November 26, 2012

National sporting icon Thomas Augustus Robinson left so many fond memories of his exploits as an international sprinter before he died Sunday after a long illness at the age of 74.

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