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The Bahamas Governor General, Sir Arthur Foulkes and his wife were welcomed at Pelican Bay Hotel on July 5th during his Excellency's visit to attend the "One God, One People, One Bahamas" concert in Grand Bahama.
He was greeted by summer intern and graduate of St. Paul's Methodist College, Aljeron Roker who presented Mrs. Foulkes with flowers. Also on hand to welcome them was general manager, Magnus Alnebeck, and Yvette Evans, Senior Security Supervisor.
Freeport, Bahamas -
Pelican Bay at Lucaya has announced the appointments of Della
Bridgewater as Operations Manager and Yvette Evans as Security
Manager. Also announced was the appointment of Chic Weddings Bahamas,
under the direction of Marva Munroe, to plan and design weddings at the
Formerly a part of the Sales team, Marva Munroe has moved
to another role and, under the banner of her company, Chic Weddings
Bahamas, which will plan and design weddings for Pelican Bay. Through
this new joint venture Pelican Bay will continue to showcase itself as a
premiere location for destination weddings in Grand Bahama...
Pelican Bay at Lucaya has announced the appointments of Della Bridgewater as Operations Manager and Yvette Evans as Security Manager. Also announced was the appointment of Chic Weddings Bahamas, under the direction of Marva Munroe, to plan and design weddings at the hotel.
Funeral service for Percival George Brown, 69 yrs., a resident of Elizabeth Estates & formerly of Mangrove Cay, Andros, who died on 23rd August, 2011, will be held at Antioch Native Baptist Church, McKinney Avenue, Stapledon Gardens, on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Anthony J. Carroll, assisted by Rev. Eric r. Lightbourne. Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
Cherished memories will forever be in the hearts of his loving and devoted Wife of 45 years, Shirley; Children and their spouses: Tyrone (Zannadette) Dean, Christine (Rev. Eric) Lightbourne, Deacon Kevin (Sheila) Brown, Denece (Keith) Mackey, Kim and Patrice Brown, Allison (Nigel Sr.) Bethel, Zhivago (Jackie) Brown. Grandchildren: Deidre, Taivanni and Jada Dean and Tavarri Stuart; Trevor (Kendra) Bethel, Crystal Ingraham, Zephaniah and Demerro Lightbourne; Acadia and Yasmin Brown; Keianise and Deneia Mackey; Arcturia Lewis; Nigel Jr, Nikeitra and Shelly Bethel; Ashley and Cordero Sturrup; Zhivago and Zhivante Brown; Aaron, Jermaine, Aisha; Great grand children: Tyrique and Adrianna Ingraham, and Karrington Bethel, Mickell & Mickale. Brothers: Rev. Alfred Brown and Bernard Brosn; Sisters: Venice King, Rosa Evans, Florence (Tiny)Wallace, Iris and Marie Brown. Brothers-in-law: Oral Gibson, Etienne King, Wellington, Abraham and Harold Johnson. Sisters-In-Law: Madlyn Taylor, Rose Gibson, Marion Brown, Francita, Sybil, Naomi, Maria Johnson.God-Daughter: Leonora Gray-Brennen. Nieces and Nephews, Prince Miller, Sylvia Burrows, Trudymae, Ruth, Princess Clarke, Majorie, Gracie, Ellen, Jelita, Vernita, Prince, Percy, Alexander; Whitney, Rodney, Samuel, Patricia, Rosemarie, Louise, Saramae, Majorie, Janetta; Andrew, Dennis, Loretta, Florence, Eddie, Whitlene; Margaret, Betty, Yvonne, Patrice, Monique, Simeon, Hiram, Desirene, Cindy; Janet, Everette, Michelle, Antoinette, Stephanie, Evangeline, Donnalee, Shanika; Sherry and Permal Saunders; Fern, Rosetta, Robertha, Tamita, Margareta, Marva; Margarita, Utta, Othnell; Axwell, Minerva, Minera. Other relatives and friends including Rev. Dr. Anthony and Cheryl Carroll and Antioch Baptist Church family, St. Margaret Road Baptist Church family, Salem Union Baptist Church family, Bishop Patrick Pinder and family, Don Brice, Vanessa Saunders, Doris Burrows and family, Lindianna Rahming and family, Jason Farrington, Shirley Pinder and family, Olliemae Davis and family, Dorothy Major and family, Mr. & Harold Mrs. Davis, Yorick Evans & family the Pickstock family, Glena Percentie and family, Beverly Smith and family, Perline Johnson and family, Lawrence Rolle and family, Dwight and Dwayne Gibson, Lynden Knowles, Sheila and Joe Clarke and family, Peter and Yvette Turnquest & family, Betty Duncombe, Norman Duncombe and family, Hesterlina Miller, Evangeline, Ernestina, Ernest, Sharon Johnson and family, Derek Burrows, Garth Duncombe, Henry White, Lillis Bowe, Brenda Robinson, Ocean Club Resort, The Dune Restaurant, The College of The Bahamas, Nathaniel Rolle and so many others too numerous to mention, but holds a special place in our hearts.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday from 9-12:00 noon & at the church from 1:00 p.m. until wervice time.
It looks like some radical Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) followers are upset with Prime Minister Perry Christie for not cleansing the public service of some Free National Movement (FNM) supporters.
Perry Christie more interested in being prime minister than the member of Parliament for Centreville
When asked by the press on Nomination Day if he would debate the Democratic National Alliance's (DNA) candidate for Centreville, Celi Moss, Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Perry G. Christie said the following: "'I was prepared to debate Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham and even DNA Leader Branville McCartney. Those days are gone. This is now about preparing to govern the country. Mr. Moss, I'm going to call his name. This is going to be the first and the last time I call his name. Mr. Moss is not in this, quite frankly."
I find it interesting that Christie would be willing to debate Ingraham and McCartney but not the candidate who is running in his area. The opposition leader's response to the press gives me the impression that he is really only interested in being prime minister of The Bahamas, and not the member of Parliament for Centreville. The rabid supporters of the PLP are so partisan and so against Ingraham that they have missed the implications of Christie's words.
As a man who has been in Parliament for nearly 40 years, Christie should know by now that most Bahamian voters are really only into parochial politics. Bahamians don't normally go to the polls with the mindset that they are going to vote for a candidate so that he/she can become prime minister or a Cabinet minister. They want a representative who will look out for their constituency. Christie dismissed Moss as if he was an irrelevant footnote. Christie was right, though, Moss is a non-factor in that contest. I would be surprised if he manages to get back his election deposit. Still, Christie should have taken up Moss on his Centreville debate challenge. His refusal to do so is likely an indication that he really has no plans at all for that constituency. Sometimes I wonder if the opposition leader even knows what is going on in Centreville. Furthermore, I wonder if Christie has even held a rally in his area. If not, then this is further proof that the PLP takes the grassroot constituencies for granted. The PLP doesn't even feel the need to campaign in some of the inner city communities of Nassau. They just assume that the people in those areas will support the opposition party. This is likely an indication that the PLP takes these people for granted.
In his keynote address at the PLP's mass rally that was held on April 30 at the Wyndham Nassau Resort, Christie made an appeal to the voters of Centreville who had voted in the advanced poll on May 1 for their support. He pledged to the voters of his area good, honest and productive representation. Productive representation? If the opposition leader considers his representation of Centreville to be productive, why do so many of his critics continue to accuse him of neglecting that area? Despite the naysayers, though, Christie is undoubtedly one of the strongest incumbents in this year's general election. His main challenger, the Free National Movement's (FNM) standard bearer Ella Lewis, ran against him in 2007 and was clobbered at the polls by more than a staggering 900 votes. It wasn't close at all. Oftentimes I wonder if it even makes sense for the FNM to field a candidate in that area, or any of the other so-called grassroots constituencies of Nassau for that matter.
Ingraham and the FNM's campaign machinery have made some noise in Centreville in recent times, but Christie is still the clear favorite to win that race. Interestingly, the prime minister had toured Centreville, Bains Town and Grants Town and Englerston in April.
These three constituencies are among the most impoverished, crime riddled areas in New Providence and indeed the entire Bahamas. Many of the residents of these areas live in substandard houses without indoor plumbing. As in the case of Centreville, the constituencies of Englerston, Bains Town and Grants Town are also represented by PLPs. In fact the representatives of the three areas have served for a collective 50 years in Parliament. However, one would be hard-pressed to put a finger on anything substantial that the three PLP members of Parliament have accomplished in those badly neglected areas.
On page three of the May 1 edition of The Nassau Guardian, an interesting article appeared entitled: "PM challenges Christie to find outdoor toilets in North Abaco". In the article, Ingraham challenges the media to compare Centreville with North Abaco. Ingraham also challenged Christie to see if there were any outdoor toilets in his area (North Abaco) as there are in Centreville. Christie has admitted in the past that there are persons living in Farm Road who use outdoor toilets. According to The Nassau Guardian report, he said that when he was first elected there in 1977, the residents did not even have outdoor toilets. During the Christie administration, over 60 outdoor toilets were dismantled in the inner city communities of Nassau by government officials.
The fact that there are still Bahamians in Farm Road using outdoor toilets and slop buckets in 2012 tells me that area has seen very little improvement during the past three decades that Christie has been there. Conversely, the once backward undeveloped constituency of North Abaco has experienced an economic transformation over the past 30 years that Ingraham has been there.
My brother was there in late 2009, and to this day he continues to marvel at how robust the economy of Abaco is. In light of Centreville's depressed economic condition, I often wonder how Christie has been able to pull off seven consecutive victories in that constituency. With so many residents living in absolute squalor, how does he get the overwhelming majority of them to support him at the polls every Election Day? What I find astonishing is that Christie does not just defeat his opponents, he pulverizes them.
In a recent editorial that appeared in The Tribune, the writer gave a true story about a diehard Christie loyalist who told an FNM that she does not want Papa touring in her constituency (Centreville). She pointed out that she is a PLP. After hearing her enthusiasm for the PLP and Christie, the FNM then asked her where she lives. The young lady pointed to a rickety shack. He further asked her if she has running water. She said no. She then pointed to an outdoor water pump that she along with many of her dirt-poor neighbors use. The FNM asked her why she was willing to fight for an MP who isn't fighting for her. She couldn't even answer the question. Like so many thousands of Bahamians in the dilapidated ghetto communities of Nassau, she is a rabid supporter of the PLP because her parents are staunch supporters of the PLP.
In closing, Ingraham's tour of the communities of Centreville will make very little difference on May 7. Christie, despite allegations that he has badly neglected that area, should win his contest by at least 700 votes. Apparently, the people in that area like bad treatment. In light of Christie's performance as that area's representative over the past 35 years, the issue of whether he was a better prime minister than Ingraham should not even be up for discussion. Christie's primary goal should not be becoming the next prime minister of The Bahamas, but being a better representative for the people of Centreville.
- Kevin Evans
Members of the public are often outraged when judges free persons accused of serious offenses on bail. However, those persons are often unaware of the reasoning behind the judges' decision to grant bail and misunderstand the courts' duty to uphold the Constitution, according to lawyers.
Take for instance the recent grant of bail to Valentino Dorsette, accused of the August 2009 murder of Tagia Soles-Armony.
Prosecutors fast-tracked the case to the Supreme Court to ensure a speedy trial. However, Dorsette has yet to be arraigned in the Supreme Court.
His lawyer, Ian Cargill, said the judge approved bail because Dorsette's constitutional right to trial within a reasonable time had been breached.
According to Cargill, the judge decided to approve his release because of the delay in bringing the case to trial.
In a letter to the online site, Bahamas Press, where readers ranted vitriol over the decision, the dead woman's father, Gordon Soles, wrote, "This was something I expected as although the accused young man was charged, he has not received a trial within a reasonable time and it would be unjust that he should remain on remand."
Soles also commended Senior Justice Jon Isaacs' "steadfast commitment to the 'rule of law' and his courage to uphold the Constitution of The Bahamas."
In the midst of the crime crisis, the government has proposed to amend the Bail Act to restrict the release of alleged violent offenders.
Defense lawyer Michael Hanna describes this as a "knee jerk" response to public hysteria over crime.
In 2008, the Court of Appeal determined that an attempt to remove judges' jurisdiction to grant bail for murder was unconstitutional as the legislature could not interfere with their inherent discretion to grant bail.
Back in 1989, Thomas Evans, QC, who was then an acting Supreme Court justice, said when there is a high level of crime one has to be careful that hysteria does not influence a judge's decision on whether to grant a person bail.
Hanna noted that the fact that Bahamians live in a "country bridled with crime has nothing to do" with whether a suspect should be given bail as delay in bringing cases to trial is directly related to the grant of bail.
Hanna recited an observation by then Supreme Court Chief Justice Dame Joan Sawyer in R v Carlton Ferguson, where she said, "It is not disputed that the general practice of the court is to refuse bail in cases of murder and treason unless there are exceptional circumstances.
"In recent years, the most unusual grounds relied on in applications for bail where the charge is murder is the inordinate delay between arrest and trial of the accused person."
Hanna described Sawyer's words as "an insightful summary of a dire situation."
Police researcher Chaswell Hanna's book " Reducing Murders in The Bahamas" says 32 percent of persons on bail for murder reoffended during the study period of 2005 to 2009.
According to the book, of the 349 murders recorded during the study period, 19 suspects were charged with two different murders while four suspects were charged with three different murders. The research revealed that 32 percent of the persons charged with murder over the five-year period re-offended after being granted bail or otherwise discharged by the courts. Seven persons murdered during the study period had also been charged with murder themselves.
In 1994, Supreme Court Justice A C Thorne acknowledged that "many crimes are committed by persons on bail awaiting trial."
He said, "It should be borne in mind that apart from the individual rights guaranteed by the Constitution there is a societal interest in ensuring that accused persons who transgresss the law are brought to trial and dealt with according to law.
"But it is also in the public interest that cases be tried as speedily as possible. Not only would this have the positive effect of reducing the number of crimes committed but it would increase the respect of the public for the administration of justice."
According to defense lawyer Hanna, the late chief Justice Sir Joaquim Gonsalves-Sabola attempted to quantify the acceptable period of delay between arrest and trial as 22 months.
Four Supreme Court justices are now tackling the court's backlog. Justice Thorne made the following timeless observation in his 1994 ruling, "While an increase in the number of courts is desirable for reducing the backlog of cases it will not solve the problem if the standard of [prosecutorial] efficiency is not improved."
Funeral service for Philip Whyley, 82 yrs., a resident of Singapore Ct., Flamingo Gardens, who died on 2nd October, 2011, will be held at Berea Seventh-day Adventist Church, Blue Hill Road South, on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Pastor Edward St. Fleur, assistd by Elder Audley Mitchell & Elder Osmond Lacroix. Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
Left to cherish his memories are his sons: Albert, Tyrone, Terrence & Patrick Whyley; daughters: Beverley Armbrister-Lopez, Sarahlee Miller & Pamela Ferguson; sons-in-law: Alipio Lopez, Harold Miller & Kenneth Ferguson; daughter-in-law: Christine Whyley; sister-in-law: Irene Whyley; grandchildren: Jonathon, Teranice, Jasmine & Tia, Sheniqua, & Desmond Armbrister, Alchrista Carey, Albert, Aaron, Chicquanie, Taniesha, Tyrell & Tyrone Whyley, Casinoveia Justin, Kizzie Mitchell & Keyshawn Ferguson; 17 great grandchildren; grandsons-in-law: Gary Carey, Evans Justin & Shane Mitchell; nieces: Eulease, Sandra & Linda Taylor, Sharon Ferguson, Judy Williams, Cora Beneby, Louis Whyley, Mary Whyms, Christain Scott, Leona Dean; nephews: David & Colin Dawkins, Arthur, Wellington, John, Carl, Sidney, Samuel & Frederick Whyley; other relatives & friends: Merlin Johnson & family, Neville Arthur, Andrew & Robert Sawyer, Dame Joan Sawyer, Joshua Rolle & family, Felix Rolle & family, Mrs. Penn & family, Thomas Rolle & family & Flamingo Garden family.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Saturday & on Sunday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.
Hurricane Sandy has now brushed by New Providence and has left debris, flood damages, falling trees and stranded civilians and vehicles. Too many, it came as a surprise the other of damage the storm actually managed to create. Still some folks in New Providence and around the various islands managed to get some pictures of what Hurricane Sandy has been up too.