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Canon Father Curtis Robinson Final Message and Back to School

Freeport, Grand Bahama - Sunday August 29th, 2010 Canon Father Curtis
Robinson gave his final messages at St. Jude's Anglican Church in the
Church Parish Hall.

Presentation was made to him from various families and the different
auxillary, following the service there was a luncheon back packs and
school supplies were given to all the students that attended the

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Poll announced for Our Lucaya Resort

Freeport, Bahamas - The Minister of Labour Hon. Dion Foulkes

the first ever union poll for line staff in Grand Bahama which will be held
on January 20, 2011 for the Our Lucaya Resort. This announcement was
made during a press conference held at the Prime Minister Office on The
Mall Drive in Freeport on Thursday January 13, 2011.

The Minister said that poll will be held at Christ The King Anglican Church from 9 am of 5 pm...

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Sharon Louise Trotman, 51

Funeral Service for Sharon Louise Trotman, 51, of Lion Road of Shirley Street will be held on Saturday 4th February 4th, 2012 at 2:00pm at St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, Kemp Road. Officiating will be Rev’d. Fr. Oswald Pinder assisted by Rev’d Dr. Roland Hamilton and other ministers of the gospel. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
Left to cherish her fond memories is her sons: Omar Fawkes, O’Neil and Othelle Duncanson; mother: Euna Gilbert; sisters: Joann Gilbert, Gail and Crystal Trotman and Billy Albury of Freeport, Grand Bahama; brothers: Terrance Gilbert, Gregory Trotman, Shawn Adderley, Dudley, Michael, Kenneth of Brown Deer Wisconsi ...

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Winifred Conyers Grant, 100

Funeral Service for Winifred Conyers Grant age 100 years a resident of  Fritz Lane and formerly of Nicholls Town Andros  will be held on Saturday 28th January 2012,  11:00a.m. at Christ The King Anglican Church, Ridgeland Park West. Officiating will be Archdeacon Keith N Cartwright, Rev'd Canon Curtis E Robinson.  Interment will be made in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, John F Kennedy Drive.She is survived by her faithful daughter Clara Gibson and her children: Ricardo (Beverley), Derek, Renee (Edcil) Ferguson of Freeport, Cassandra (Perry) Thompson, Lisa Gibson-Woodside, Hon Kenyatta (Timna) Gibson M.P. and Kwame Gibson. And great-grandchildren: Terina, Shawnette and Tanya Gibson, Renio and Revorn Ferguson, Tamaz and Zhivago Thompson, Blair and Byran II Woodside, Charles, Joshua, Savannah and Alex Gibson. And great-great grandchild Isaiah,One son, Philip Saunders and his children: Christina (Anthony) Porter, Mark, Gary, Van, Chef Ellie, Antwon, Kirk, Barry and Nicklaus Saunders, Deidre Sands, Sherrel Robinson, Phillipa (and family)And great-grandchildren, Antoin and Anthony Porter, T'orda and Daniel Robinson A predeceased (1986) son Locksley Saunders and his children: Ian, Kendrick, Norman and Cecil Saunders, Sharon Anderson, Ernestine Miller, Dianne and Kathleen Saunders. And great-grandchildren Tiffany, Kimberley, Diaquis, Narissa, Abbigail, Anayah, Jamal, Leann, Shaneka, Daniah, Quinthon, Alliyah,  Drexwell, Kendra, Sisley, Lashawn, Sharicka, Venteria, Nicola, Alessin, Corey, Shevar, Kenny Jr., William, Patick, K.C., Jermaine, Giovanie, Dwayne, Cody, Chara and Rashad. And great-great-grandchildren: Kipehage, Reean, Hakim, Devaughn, Tiare, Dashan, Skylah, Halique, Jamal Jr., Empress, Usher, Aleisha.One sister: Nurse Katherine Wilson. Nieces: Lenora, Jacklyn, Nicola and Thalia Conyers, Valencia Conyers-Cash, Cassandra Conyer-Adderley, Starlette Johnson, Lissette McKenzie, Nikera Munroe, Betty Humes, Patsy Russell, Vernita Gardiner, Loretta Simmons, Rosemary Gomez, Brendalee Key, Veronica Owens, Pamela and Kathy Wilson, Janet, Melba and Winifred Pratt.Nephews: Ivan (Cynthia), Neville "Copie", Douglas and Vaughn Conyers, Herbert, Milton and Charlie Grant, Clyde, Kirk, Brian and Julian Wilson, Glenroy Oliver, Hansel and George Pratt.Family and Friends, including:Daniel, Shonel and Bernard Ferguson, Pratt Family, Roselie Minus and Family, Brenda Ingraham and Family, Eleanor Steele and Family, Shirley Walker and Karen Thompson and Family, Doris Taylor and Family, Herbert Glinton and Family, Wilbur and Brenda Major and Family, Lorine Carey and Family, Colin Edgecombe and Family, Hon. Byran Woodside, M.P., The Venerable Archdeacon Keith Cartwright, The Reverend Canon Curtis Robinson and others too numerous to mention
Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Cedar Crest Funeral Home, Robinson Road & First Street on Friday from 12:00 noon to 6:00p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 11:30 a.m. until to service time.

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The heart of the Christian faith

Whether it is called it the Last Supper, Communion, Mass, breaking of the bread or the meal, the Holy Eucharist is still considered one of the most highly regarded of the seven sacred sacraments which also include baptism, confirmation, penance, anointing of the sick, holy orders and matrimony. As a symbolic reenactment of the last act Jesus performed with His disciples before His crucifixion, this sacrament holds great significance for the modern Christian.
The Eucharist is the very heart of the Christian faith and without it there is little point in the Christian beliefs says Father Reginald Demeritte, priest-in-charge of St. Theresa Catholic Parish in George Town, Exuma.
"We believe as Catholics that it is the greatest prayer we can say in our faith," says Fr. Demeritte. "Many people may not take it as seriously as they should, but the Eucharist is not something to take lightly. As a professing Christian you should know what it is and why it's so important. This is why before believers in the Catholic Church partake of the communion they go through years of training and teachings so they understand what they are doing and why they are doing it."
The Holy Eucharist is more than just about communion or fellowship. It is also about reflecting on God and His sacrifice of body and blood that was given to save all mankind. When Christians partake in the Eucharist it should be in a heart of thanksgiving and with a mind of understanding.
The Holy Eucharist is made special because in spite of all the disagreements that different denominations have, it is one of the two sacraments universally acknowledged says Rev. Emmette Weir, interim pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Freeport, Grand Bahama
"The Eucharist is one of the two major sacraments recognized by all Christians. The other is Holy Baptism. It is extremely important for the spiritual growth of Christians because it was the central act of our worship from the early church over 2,000 years ago," says the Lutheran minister. "It is a sacrament because it was established by Christ and it has a symbolic meaning behind its physical actions or representation. The bread is the body of Christ and the wine is the blood of Christ. The act of sharing and partaking in the bread and wine is symbolic of receiving spiritual nourishment from Christ. Just like the body is nourished by the wine and bread physically, what they represent also nourishes the soul."
Rev. Weir says partaking in the sacrament as often as you can is a proclamation of the Gospel because on Calvary the blood of Christ is shed for all mankind.
"St. Paul said to us that as often as you take this bread and drink the blood you are proclaiming Christ and remembering what He did for the world. This sacrament was established by Jesus Christ himself. Versions of this act can be found in First Corinthians 11: 23-34 and in Luke 22: 14-23. This first Eucharist took place in the Upper Room the night before Jesus was crucified. He met the disciples the night of the Jewish passover for the sacramental meal. He took bread and gave it to them and said, 'This is my body broken for you' and having done this He gave them a cup of wine and said, 'This is my blood of the new covenant...' This was the last act He did with His disciples before He died on Good Friday and all people who claim Jesus as Savior and Messiah should perform this act reverently."
Although you should be very serious when it comes to partaking in the Eucharist, Rev. Weir says people should not feel that it is about being worthy. He says many people decide not to take part in this section of the service because they do feel they aren't "worthy" but he says in all honesty, no one is worthy.
"You should come into the sacrament with special feeling and a sense of fellowship. I think there needs to be more teaching on this sacrament so people can understand how you should approach the Eucharist. You don't come because you are worthy -- but because you feel forgiven and want to be a part of the body."
The Holy Eucharist is a time of thanksgiving and praise says Reverend Letha Strachan from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in Marsh Harbor, Abaco. She says it is not just about receiving the body and blood of Christ symbolically but also about remembering the foundation of the church and being grateful for what Christ sacrificed for all people.
"The word Eucharist was derived from the Greek word eukharistia which means thanksgiving. It is a central part of the mass itself. When we do Eucharist we are thanking God for all he has done," says the Anglican priest. "We remember His birth, life, passion,  crucifixion, death, resurrection and ascension. There is a part in the Eucharist that even reminds us to do this. In remembering Christ we as Christians are performing an anamnesis, which means a memorial or remembering the past and making it present. We give God thanks for all He has done from birth to ascension and remember what it means to us. Had he not come and be resurrected our faith has no meaning."
To ensure that people are in the right mindset when they participate in the Holy Eucharist the Anglican church ensures all believers go through lessons in Sunday school and in special sessions before they are confirmed and allowed to partake in this sacrament.
In the Eucharist the priest says the Eucharistic Prayer as he prepares the elements of bread and wine which are the outward signs of the sacrament. They represent Jesus' body and blood which will nourish and purify the spiritual bodies of the believers. As parishioners partake of the body and blood in fellowship with one another the Anglican priest says they should approach the sacrament filled with solemnity and understanding. They should come with a heart of thanksgiving, penance and be ready to be forgiven.
"The Holy Eucharist is a serious and solemn thing, but it is a happy and joyful occasion as well. All Christians should look at the Eucharist with a humility that embraces God's grace but also they should be filled with joy and gladness for what Christ did and will continue to do for his people," says Reverend Strachan.
Over the next five weeks, The Nassau Guardian will engage a number of ministers of religion on the topic of the Seven Sacraments. They will dissect each one and talk about the relevance of the sacraments to twenty-first century society.

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BAIC Deputy Chairman Funeral Remarks - Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham

Nassau, Bahamas -

Enclosed are remarks at the funeral service for Mr. Ronald
Darville, delivered in Freeport at the Pro-Catherdal of Christ the King
Anglican Church  by Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham.

We have gathered to
bid a final farewell to a much loved husband, father and dear friend
who life has been cut short by a terrible tragedy.  Our hearts reach
out to all the bereaved family whom we shall keep in our prayers.

Ron was a proud Bahamian and a
faithful supporter of the Free National Movement.  I am therefore
doubly honoured to have been invited to bring remarks on this occasion.

Ron Darville Sr. or "Yankee" as those
closest to him called him was born in Sandy Point, Abaco, but spent
most of his adult life here in Grand Bahama...

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Laura Everlena Delancy Ferguson, 60

Funeral Service for Laura Everlena Delancy Ferguson age 60 affectionately called "Lena" of Oasis Drive off Adelaide Road and formerly of Wemyss Bight Eleuthera, who died May 17th at the Princess Margaret Hospital, will be held on Saturday 10:30 p.m. at Holy Spirit Anglican Church Howard Street Chippingham. Rev. Father Peter A. G. Scott assisted by Father Enrique McCartney will officiate and interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens Soldier Road. 
Laura Delancy Ferguson is survived and cherished by: 
Her two children: Quentin and Vanessa Ferguson 
One grand-daughter: Jada Ferguson
Five brothers:  William(Judy)Delancy, Alkin(Donna)Delancy and Willard Williams of New Providence, Walter Delancy of Wemyss Bight Eleuthera and Christopher(Carmen) Delancy of Florida
Five Sisters: Veronica (Nita) and Judy Delancy of New Providence, Clarice Delancy of Wemyss'  Bight Eleuthera, Kim Wendy Delancy-Gibson of Freeport, Grand Bahama, and Keron (Jacinth) Clarke.
Nieces and Nephews: Janice Young, Cleveland and Carla Delancy, Yvette Charlie, Anastasia Jones, Demettrius, Al-marie, Al-leecia, and Alkin Jr. Delancy, Jacintha, Jayden and Jayda Clarke, Rosetta, Christopher Jr. and Byshon Delancy .
Eight ( 8): Grandnieces and Nephews.
Aunts (2): Mable and Minerva Delancy.
Cousins: Patrona Kemp and family, Judith Williams and family, Kelsey Williams and family, Patrica E. Sands and family, Rudolph William and family, Roosevelt Williams and family, Doris Gibson and family, Philip Wallace and family, Gertrude and Ernie Hooker and family, Charmiane Davis and family, Margaret Thompson, Wilfred Delancy and family, Agatha Brown and family, Eleanor, Henry, Joe, Philip, Alfred, Kevin, Dwight,  Wayde Delancy, Ona Davis and family, Loretta Minnis and family, Margaret Thurston and family, Cyntha Rolle and family, Iona Williams and family, Anna Duverson, Leonie Williams and family, Abigail, Anastasia and Wilkie Delancy, Lewis Williams and Family, Wilson Delancy and family and the children of the late Helen Culmer, Merlese Hall and Samuel Williams.
Other Relatives and friends:  Catherine Rolle and family, Leonie Cartwright, Lezena Butler, Joe Butler, Elaine Thompson, Delores Bethel, Louise Coleby, Emily Knowles, Magdaline Thompson, Patrick Brown, Dianne Johnson, Dianne Bowe-Pindling and family, Andrew Gibson and family, McArthur and Llewelyn Thompson and family, Joe Major and family, Annamae Pinder and family, Erlin Munroe and family, Una Williams, Millie Young and Siblings and the Community of Wemyss' Bight Eleuthera, Father Scott and The Holy Spirit Anglican Church family, Doctors and Nurses of the Princess Margaret Hospital.
Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at THE CHAPEL OF MEMORIES COMMONWEALTH FUNERAL HOME INDEPENDENCE DRIVE on Friday from 10:00-1:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to service time

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Patricia Cecilia Smith-Balfour, 59

Funeral Service for the late Patricia Cecilia Smith-Balfour age 59 years of Adelaide Village will be held on Saturday 25th February, 2012 at 2:00pm at St. James Anglican Church, Adelaide Village. Officiating will be Canon Samuel Sturrup and Canon John Clarke assisted by other ministers of the gospel. Interment will follow in Adelaide Cemetery, Adelaide Village.
Left to cherish her memories are her two daughters: Monique Balfour and Annastacia Johnson; four grandsons: Dimaggio Balfour, Hector Keno Balfour, Terry Lockhart and Alex Cox; one brother: Tyrone Bill Rigby; four sisters: Louise Taylor, Margarette Smith-Demeritte, Gloria Smith-Minnis and Roxanna Cartwright; one sister-in-law: Rose Marie  Rigby; three uncles: Wilfred Taylor, Richard Taylor(deceased), Solomon Taylor; aunts: Hilda Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor Deleveaux, Vera Taylor Deal, Loretta Taylor-Jones of Grand Bahama, and Mary Simmie, Prenell Taylor, Lucele Evans of Andros and Arebella Brown, Brenda Taylor, Lydia Taylor and Edith Taylor; uncles-in-law: Ruben Deleveaux, Nelson Jones and Peter Simmie; brothers-in-law: Harold Demeritte, Austin Minnis, Victor Cartwright; other-in-laws including: Cynthia Cartwright, Terrance Cartwright, Lee Carl Sands, Dwight Sands, Badia Balfour, and Hopeful Williams; nieces: Neka Rigby, Symone Rigby, Princess, Neely, Keva Johnson, Roschan Butler, Tillia, Cleo Hanna, Patricia Moxey, Latasha Jones, Kyshna Miller, Sonia Demeritte, Melissa, Tessa, Rynell, Austinique, Parker, Laketra Adderley, Benecka, Nekie Carey; nephews: Willie, William, Edward, Preston, Ricardo Spence, Donald, Lill Reggie Smith of Grand Bahama, Freeport, Donald, John, Tommy and Trevor Smith and Austin Minnis Jr.; grand nephews-in-law: Frank Neely, Michael Jones, Michael Johnson, Sammie Moxey, Warren Butler, Holston Hanna, Dwayne Miller, Larry Adderley and Kenyon Parker; nephew-in-law: Oneil and Darren Minnis; niece-in-law: Shavone Romer; seventeen grand nieces; twenty two grand nephews; cousins including: Raymond Taylor, Dellarese Whilly, Jennie, Eletha, Wilfred and Junior, Diania, Jillien, Earnest and others too numerous to mention; special friend: Everette Duncombe; other relatives and friends including: Marge Bullard, Bishop Prophet Lawrence Rolle and Reverend Marcalla Rolle, Rev. Clemease Cox, Honourable Frank Watson, The I-D-P-M Family, Catherene Smith and Family, Priscilla Johnson, Margaret Johnson, The Smith Family from Smith's Hill, The Taylor Family from Long Island, The Rolle Family from Exuma and Cat Island, The Morrison Family, Shamrock Cox, Dolly Cox and Family, Mrs. Allmae Higgs and Family, Austin Curtis, Oscar Woodside, Sean Taylor, Junior, Larry, Tyrone, Paul, Jacky, and Joseph Williams,  Eleanor Darville, Bishop Rudolph Balfour and Family, Paula and Family, The Williams Family from Abaco, Francis Smith- Rolle and Family, The Jones Family out of Grand Bahama, Keith McSweeney and the entire Staff at Restview Memorial Mortuary and Crematorium Limited; we apologize for anymore names we cannot remember, please bear with us at this time.

Viewing will be held in the Serenity Suite at Restview Memorial Mortuary and Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Roads on Friday from 10:00am to 6:00pm and at the church on Saturday from 12:30pm until service time.

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Teams gear up for Anglican Schools Festival!

Five full days of activities are planned for the 19th staging of the Anglican Schools Festival in Freeport, Grand Bahama.
The all-out battle between the four Anglican high schools in the country, which was previously just a track and field meet, has branched off to include elocution, spelling, music, cheerleading and other sporting disciplines such as swimming, basketball, softball and soccer. Bishop Michael Eldon School will host the highly anticipated showdown set for February 8-12 in Freeport. The host Warriors will be joined by the St. John's College Giants and the St. Anne's Blue Waves out of New Providence, and the newest Anglican school in the country, St. Andrew's, in Exuma.
"We're delighted to be putting on the festival because it is a means of fellowship for the students, staff and parents of all of the schools," said Bishop of the Anglican Diocese in The Bahamas Laish Boyd. "It's a massive undertaking and we are very grateful to our Anglican educational department for putting it together. Interaction of this caliber fosters family togetherness. It challenges our young people to be at their best in a number of disciplines, and we are looking forward to a wonderful time together in Grand Bahama as an Anglican school family."
The opening ceremony of the five-day meet is set for Wednesday February 8, at 9 a.m., inside the Bishop Michael Eldon Auditorium. At that time, the Venerable Harry Bain, archdeacon of the Northern Bahamas and rector of the Pro-Cathedral of Christ The King, in Freeport, will be recognized for his contribution to the Bishop Michael Eldon School (formerly Freeport Anglican High) where he served as principal, from 1989-1998. The swimming competition will get underway at 12 noon that day, and the spelling competition will wrap up the day's activities, at 6 p.m. that evening.
On Thursday February 9, the elocution contest will get things started at 9 a.m., the junior boys and senior girls will engage in preliminary softball competition, at 11 a.m., at the Grand Bahama (GB) Sports Complex, the basketball championships will get underway, at 3 p.m., at the St. George's gymnasium, and the cheerleading competition will close out day two of the meet.
As for that Friday, the soccer competition will get the ball rolling with a scheduled 9 a.m. start at the Bishop Michael Eldon soccer field, the finals of the junior boys and senior girls softball competition is set to begin at 11 a.m., and the track and field portion of the meet - 3,000 meters (m), 5,000m, 4x400m, high jump, triple jump and discus - will occur at the GB Sports Complex, starting at 3 p.m. Later that evening, a student social will be held inside the auditorium.
On Saturday, track and field will continue at the GB Sports Complex, starting at 10 a.m., and a staff social is planned for later that night, at 7 p.m. inside the auditorium.
The meet will close out on Sunday with a church service at the Christ The King Anglican Church, in Freeport, Grand Bahama, starting at 10 a.m., and a 'Festival of Fine Arts' competition, getting underway, at 3 p.m. inside the school auditorium.
All of the Anglican schools will be closed on Friday, February 10, and organizers are encouraging alumni and parents to attend this year's event.
"We are really looking forward to this event," said Dr. Judith Tynes-Jones, director of the Anglican Central Education Authority (ACEA). "We are encouraging all of the old scholars to come out and support this event. We're just looking for a wonderful time where we could work on children spiritually, academically, physically, emotionally and socially. We are looking at developing the whole child," she added.
Dr. Tynes-Jones said that what the event does, is foster school spirit, and brings students and staff together as an Anglican community. The objective is to get the respective parties working together on the whole child. The Anglican social gathering rotates on an annual basis between New Providence, Grand Bahama and Exuma. The principal of the oldest school in the diocese, St. John's College (SJC), Antoinette Storr said that her SJC Giants will be coming with a full team, ready to bring the overall title back to the 'Land of the Giants'.
"As the lead school, we expect to come back with the championship. We expect to annihilate the competition," said Storr. "I think that we have a very balanced team. For the first time, we will be allowing our choir to compete. We have a very powerful choir, and that is going to be launched this time. We also plan to do a very good job in elocution, and of course, we are always strong in spelling and sports.
"What we are intending to accomplish is camaraderie among the students - the rapport. We want the children to really get together and have a good time - interact with each other through sports, elocution and the other areas. We are going to promote what Anglican schools always do - promote wholeness in the development of all of our children."
St. John's College has been in existence since 1947. The school will have its annual 'Mardi Gras' under the theme, 'Celebrating 65 years of Excellence', the following weekend at the school's Bethel Avenue campus.
As for the other Anglican school in New Providence, St. Anne's School Principal Cynthia Wells said that her entire school is motivated to re-capture the championship it last held in 2006.
"All of the students are being encouraged to play their roles to the best of their abilities, and cheer for their team," said Wells. "We're normally very strong in elocution, cheerleading and softball. We have a strong basketball team as well, and this year, we expect our track team to make a very good showing. The camaraderie is what is important though. You are supposed to come away from the festival having made a new friend in each of the schools and that is our intention," she added.
The St. Andrew's team is expected to charter a Bahamasair flight to the nation's second city for the event, while the Giants and St. Anne's Blue Waves are planning separate boat excursions. Parents and old scholars are asked to contact the respective schools to organize their travel arrangements.

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Cable Bahamas: Living Up To Promises
Cable Bahamas: Living Up To Promises

"When I got my first television set, I stopped caring so much about having close relationships." - Andy Warhol

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Joycelyn Minerva Gibson, 73

Funeral Service for the Late Joycelyn Minerva Gibson, 73 years of #19 Eighth Terrace East, Centreville, will be held on Saturday March 31st, 11:00 a.m. at Epiphany Anglican Church, Prince Charles Drive. Rev. Fr. Atma Budhu will officiate. Interment will follow in the Western Cemetery, Nassau Street.
Joycelyn is survived her Children: Inspector Kent A. Butler, Marvin D. Butler and Rosamond Butler-Knowles; Son-in-law - Christian Knowles; Grand Children: Marvin Butler Jr. , Moneko Butler, Kendra Butler, Raechel Knowles, Cameron Knowles, Kieanna Butler, Maia Bethel and Myan Butler; Sisters: Pamela Newbold, Judy Fields, Willamae Cunningham, Bloomfield Ferguson, Patricia Bethel, Raven Pindling (Gwendolyn Bethel), Minister Sherry Bethel, Sheila Moss and Janet Bethel; Brothers: George Tucker, Kenneth Tucker, Ulan (Wendel) Bethel of Fort Lauderdale, Charles Bethel Jr. of Chicago, Clifton Bowe, Luke Bethel, Howard Bethel, William Bethel, Ricardo Bethel, Trevor Bethel, Bruce Bethel, Leroy Bethel, Godfrey Bethel and Marvin Bethel; Sisters-in-law: Catherine Tucker, Audrey Tucker and Nerva Bowe; Brothers-in-law: Clifton Fields, Rudolph Cunningham, Anthony Moss MP for Exuma; Nieces and Grandnieces: Janet & Jasma Munnings, Gaye Dean, Patrona, Vashti & Paige Cartwright, Pamela & Aleisha Williams of Jacksonville Florida, Kayla & T'nique Brown, Tonette Kemp and Julie Campbell of Atlanta, Georgia, Kayla Cartwright, Renee Tucker, Judy Tucker of Washington D.C., Bloneva Bethel, Shavannah Bridgewater of Freeport, Allison Fields of Staffordshire, England, Carol, Kieanna and Traci Atwell of Miami Florida, Ria & Mia Newbold, Cierra Cunningham, Marissah, Machara, Makira, Marchelle and Miranda Tucker, Patsy Armbrister, Susan & Shirley Bethel, Lashonda Bowe, Judy & Suna Winder and numerous other nieces; Nephews and Grandnephews: Frederick Tucker, Keith Tucker, Ken Tucker of Washington D.C., Christopher Tucker of Orlando Florida, Edward & Lydein Williams of Jacksonville Florida, Lawerance Atwell of Denver Colorado, Craig & Sean Atwell of Miami Florida, Inspector Ricardo and Joseph Fields of Staffordshire, England, Oral and O.J Newbold, Audley & Jaismal Munnings, Pastor Ricardo, R'chard & Rico Dean, Clement Cartwright, Christopher Sr. & Christopher Jr. Cunningham, Michael, Marcian and Marcel Tucker,Clifton Bowe Jr., Lathario Bowe, Garland & Patrick and numerous other nephews; Cousins: Rosetta Johnson and Family, Marjorie Johnson and Family, Warren and Gwen Gibson of Miami, Florida, Winifred Williamson and Family, Zala Johnson and Family, Rosie Gibson, Dorothy Dames and Family, Kathleen Demeritte and Family, Dr. Walter and Sandra Gibson, Hartcourt Gibson and Family,Wainwright and Vera Gibson and Family and Una Clarke and Family. Other Relatives and Friends: Samuel Brown, The Gibson Family of Eleuthera, Gregory Butler and Family, Hilda Knowles and Family, Gregg and Debra White and Family, Reverend Angela Palacious, Esther Armbrister and Family, Margaret Ramsingh and Family, Tammy Clarke, Ella Curtis, Lavendra Minus and Family, Arlene Barry, Peachette Morley, Elaine Scavella, Cleo Frazier, Lavanda McPhee, The Family of Faith Ministries International, The Church of God of Prophecy and numerous others.
The Family of Joycelyn Bethel-Gibson extends a heartfelt thank you to everyone for the outpouring of love, support, thoughts, prayers and visits, they were greatly appreciated. We wish to thank The Anglican Church of The Epiphany and Rev'd. Fr. Atma Budhu, Rev'd. Angela Palacious and the Doctors, Nurses and staff of Female Medical II Ward of The Princess Margaret Hospital.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, #34 Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

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Winifred Conyers Grant, 100

Funeral Service for Winifred Conyers Grant, 100, of Fritz Lane and formerly of Nicholls Town Andros will be held on Saturday 28th January 2012, 11:00a.m. at Christ The King Anglican Church, Ridgeland Park West. Officiating will be Archdeacon Keith N Cartwright, Rev’d Canon Curtis E Robinson. Interment will be made in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, John F Kennedy Drive.

She is survived by her faithful daughter Clara Gibson and her children: Ricardo (Beverley), Derek, Renee (Edcil) Ferguson of Freeport, Cassandra (Perry) Thompson, Lisa Gibson-Woodside, Hon Kenyatta (Timna) Gibson M.P. and Kwame Gibson. And great-grandchildren: Terina, Shawnette and Tanya Gibson, Ren ...

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Cornelius Benjamin Bowleg, 85

Funeral service for Cornelius Benjamin "Tola" Bowleg, 85 yrs., a resident of Mastic Point, Andros, who died on 26th March, 2012, will be held at Mary Madgeline Anglican Church, North Mastic Point, Andros, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be The Rev'd Fr. Jude Edomwonyi, asisted by Canon John Clarke. Interment follows in the Church's Cemetery.
Left to cherish his memories are: His devoted wife: Elizabeth Bowleg; Four Daughters: Gertrude Flowers, Janemea Woodside, Cetta and Coral Bowleg; Four Sons: Herman Thompson, Jimmy, Vincent, and Brian Bowleg; Thirteen Granddaughters: Maria Colebrooke, Andrea, Marilyn, Shannell, Brianique and Vincenette Bowleg, Rosanell and Jenette Forbes, Crystal and Yvonne Rolle, Marvalina, Isadora and Oralee Woodside; Eleven Grandsons: Neville Sands, Christopher and David Flowers Jr., Prince, Albert and Ivan Forbes, Oneil Bowleg, Oral Jr. and Ulrick Woodside, Virmeano, Linkwood and Alonzo Bowleg; Numerous Great Grandchildren: Especially Dedrick, Jonathon, David, Kevin, T.J., Dante', David J, Marco, Tyron, Ashley, Livingchia, Dejanae, Stephanie, Jala, Erica, Nikava and Temetria; Two Sons in Law: David Flowers Sr. and Oral Woodside Sr.; Two Daughters in Law: Winifred Thompson, and Carmelia Pinder-Bowleg; One Uncle in Law: Samuel Martin of Freeport, G.B.; One Sister in Law: Margaret Pinder; Two Brothers in Law: Aaron Russell of Exuma, and Jonathan Russell of Nassau; Numerous Nieces and Nephews: Including Gayle and Michael Knowles, Hilton and June Bowleg of Freeport, G.B., Jennie Hyler and Family, Iris, Alice, Hilton and Insalette Bowleg and their families, Beatrice Gould, Vernita Mackey, Deborah Burnside, Lenora and Freda Smith and their families, Margaret Woodside and family, Henry, Alburne, Terrance, and Ronald Oliver and their families, Murline and Rachel Rolle and family, Sislyn Bowleg and family, Edison Colebrooke and family, Kirklyn Bowleg Rolle and family, Naomi Bowleg Woodside and family, Bertram, Clarence and Ellen Bowleg and family; A Host of Other family and friends including: Vincent, Philip and Alberta Simms and family, Patricia Woodside, Mr. Carlton Bowleg President of the Northern Star Burial Society, Erma Colebrooke and family, Joseph and Esther Rolle and family, Francetta Johnson, Sunkin and Sylvia Mackey and their family, Paulette Ingraham, Maurice and Antoinette Williams and family, Frank and Karen Smith and family, Hiram and Esther Larrimore and family, the Pickstocks, Martins, Olivers, Fowlers, Storrs, Rolle, Woodside, Munnings families of Mastic Point, the Community of North and South Mastic Point, the Lowe Sound and Red Bays North Andros, and all doctors and nurses of Male Surgical 2 P.M.H.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from 1-6:00 p.m. on Thursday & on Friday at the church in Andros from 3:00 p.m. until service time.

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Andrew Locksley Knowles, 48

Funeral service for Andrew Locksley Knowles, 48 yrs., a resident of Ragged Island Street who died on 3rd April, 2012, will be held at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Wulff & Baillou Hill Road, on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Canon Basil Tynes. Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.Left to cherish his memories are his 2 sons: Adrian Fernander and Andrew Knowles Jr.; 1 daughter: Andrewnique Knowles; very special friend: Monique Rolle; 2 grand daughters: Janiah Knowles & Makayla Fernander; 1 brother: Trevor Turnquest; 2 sisters: Andrea Michelle Knowles-Missick & Zoraida Higginbotham of Atlanta Georgia; 3 step brothers: Phillip Turnquest, Herman Smith Jr., & Sean Gaitor; 1 brother-in-law: Joseph Missick; stepfather: Roscoe Turnquest; 10 aunts: Ruth Cash, Violet Kelly, Rosmal Fowler, Doral Larrimore, Dorothy Knowles, Ruth Knowles, Ivy Burrows, Lottie Rahming, Anne Knowles & Eloise Ritchie; 4 uncles: Stafford Larrimore, Wilfred Knowles, Phillip Knowles & Rudolph Knowles; 1 grand aunt: Matriarch Maria Carey; 2 nephews: Ramont Knowles & Tayshawn Turnquest; 1 step nephew: Christie Hart; 3 nieces: Alexis Missick, Serenity & Symphony Turnquest; 2 grand nieces: Tiana & Gabriella Knowles; 1 god daughter: Robin Sealey; 29 cousins: Diana, Joy, Janet, Almarie, Lowaine, Vaginel, Lisa, Peachie, Margo, Denise, Genette, Deborah, Joann, Edith, Craven, Danny, Raymond, Richard, Norman, Desmond, Hulbert, Kim, Dr. Rev. Lewis Cash, Rev. Ortnell Cash of California, Ronald, Adolphus, Andrew & Priest Michael Maragh including Elizabeth, Demetra, Charmaine, Donna, Sharon & Linden; 6 best friends: Robert Sealey, Patrick Whylly, Terrance Taylor, Stanley North, Alfred Taylor & Kevin Jones; other loving family & friends including: Karen Fernander, Monique Knowles, Demetra Sweeting, Denise Fowler, Brittany Hinkle, Edlyn Philippe, Faye Rolle & family, Thelma Knowles & family, Alicia Gibson, Denise Sands & family, Fabian Rolle & family, Allan Butler & family, Senekah Basden & family, Deandra Sands, Tia Ferguson, Ashton Knowles, Cranstonique Johnson, Debbie McPhee, Rashawn & Rashad Clarke, Ingrid & Tia Suazo & family, Gloria & John Morris & Tammie Thompson of Miami, Florida, the Grier family - Alfreda Brown, Patricia Grier, Jeanette Pinder of Miami, Florida, Carolyn Smith & family, Betty Adderley & family, Althea Adderley & family, June Archer & family, the Bullards, the Archers, the Halls & the Gaitor families, Stephen Wilson, Dr. Eugene Gray, Francis Chong, Carlton Russell, Tanya Dames, Siatra Knowles, the Millers, Davis & Neilly families, the entire Atlantis Resort staff, especially Uniform Services, entire Coral Towers staff, entire Cove staff, Casino Credit staff, RIU family, Paradise Utilities, A.F. Adderley class of 1980, Queens College class of 2009, the Bahamas Taxi Cab Union, Mr. Phillip "Brave" Davis, Hon. Perry Christie & the Office of the Opposition, Hon. Cynthia "Mother" Pratt, Former Senator Paulette Zonicle, Commodore Roderick Bowe & family, Mr. Gersham Pratt & family, Rev. Cleveland Wells, Mr. Jemeson Hanna, St. Barnabas Church family, including Archdeacon Gilbert "Father" Thompson, Father Basil Tynes, Captain Curry & the Boys Brigade family, Fred Bowleg, Jeff Ambrose, Rodelle Bethel, and famly, Mrs. Katrina Soutsas, the Gardiners, the Careys, Mr. McKenzie of DMW Holdings, Freeport Ltd., the Atlanta Georgia family - Monique Perdue & family, Ms. Debra, Mr. Thomas Dixon & the Echelon 3000, Pearl Bistro & Taboo 2 families, Mrs. Agatha Williams, Barbara Duncombe, Mrs. Whyms & family, Denise Carey & family, Helen, Colleen Scavella of R & J Quick Printing, Chippingham & a host of other relatives & friends too numerous to mention.Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from 1-6:00 p.m. on Thursday & on Friday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

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Empty Bowls Bahamas hosts 1st annual service of thanksgiving

Members, volunteers, benefactors of Empty Bowls Bahamas (EBB) and representatives of various non-governmental organizations (NGOs) were welcomed by Rev. Richard A. Wood on Friday, August 15 at the Holy Cross Anglican Church on Soldier Road, as EBB participated in its first annual thanksgiving service.
Under the theme "Fighting Hunger Together", the service was held in gratitude to God for his many blessings upon the organization.
Joann Behagg, EBB's president, and Andrea Miller Curling, assisted by EBB members, presented checks to several charitable organizations, including Great Commission Ministries International; the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church; the Methodist Church of the Caribbean and the Americas; St. Paul's Church of Freeport, Grand Bahama; Trinity Methodist Church; Holy Cross Anglican Church; The Salvation Army; the Persis Rodgers Home for the Aged; Unity House; PACE; the Ambassador Chorale; Eljhays Hilltop Cottage Ministries; Abilities Unlimited; Stapledon School; the Bilney Lane Children's Home; the Children's Emergency Hostel and the Ranfurly Homes for Children.
EBB's 2014 event
Empty Bowls Bahamas (EBB) continues to make a significant difference in the lives of many Bahamians through its many civic-minded and fundraising initiatives. Since its inception six years ago, it has become intricately involved in the community by supporting organizations that feed the hungry. It seeks to raise awareness of the importance of meeting the needs of the less fortunate within the community. As a not-for-profit organization, EBB has harnessed the spirit of volunteerism from all sectors of society through its annual artistic, culinary and performing arts event.
The 2014 EBB event, which was held on Sunday, February 23 at the Queen's College Auditorium, Village Road, featured the sale of Bahamian soups, which are served in colorful, beautifully-crafted, unique-shaped bowls.
The staff of Commonwealth Bank, one of EBB's main corporate sponsors, assisted in the collection and securing of the funds raised at the event.
Overall a very productive affair, the EBB 2014 event was enjoyed by all.
The next EBB event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the Queen's College Auditorium, Village Road, between 12 noon and 5:00 p.m. All are cordially invited to attend.

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Chermar Hots or JJ Fox, 31

Chermar "Hots" or "JJ" Fox, 31 yrs., a resident of Carrot Road, Winton Meadows & formerly of John Road, died at his residence on 25 April, 2012.
He is survived by his mother: Nenia Fox; father: Charles Fox; 2 sisters: Cherez Fox-McKenzie & Cherdaria Fox & a host of other relatives & friends.Funeral Services for the late Chermar Denaldo Eric "Hotz" "J.J." Fox, age 31 of Carrot Road, Winton Meadows will be held at St. Agnes Anglican Church, Baillou Hill Road on Saturday May, 12th at 11 a.m. Officiating will be Archdeacon I. Ranfurly Brown assisted by Fr. Neil Nairn. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Nassau, Street.

He is survived by his :

PARENTS: Charles and Nenia Fox.

SISTERS: Cherez Fox-McKenzie and Cherdaria Fox.

NIECES: Cherdae Fox, Tyiesha and Andrea McKenzie.

BROTHER-IN-LAW: Tyrone McKenzie

GREAT-GRAND AUNTS: Lillymae Ray and Annabell Taylor of Miami, Florida, Lorna Sweeting, Carnetta Lee, Blanche and Ethlyn Morley.

GRAND-UNCLES: Harris and Samuel Morley.

AUNTS: Blanche Butler, Shirley Fowler,Erica Fox-Lightbourne, Fredericka Fox-Wallace and L. Michelle Fox.

UNCLES: Wellington, McFarlin and Clement Fowler and Lewis Colebrooke,Oswald "Haggie" Lightbourne.

ADOPTED AUNTS: Brenda Ferguson, Cynthia Rolle, Kayla Smith, Florinda Lowe, Michelle Dykens, Sandra Smith, Dorinda Hanna, Edris Roberts, Dorothy Brennen and Rose Cartwright.

ADOPTED UNCLES: Cleophas Johnson, Peter Eneas, Wendal Smith, Mervin Smith and Willis Bain.

A HOST OF OTHER RELATIVES AND FRIENDS INCLUDING: Special friend Wensilie Huyler, Stephanie Cargil and family, Anishka Lewis and family, Tamicka and Nadia Fowler and family, Dion Bullard, Terhern, Atwell, Deanza and Demetrius, Anwar and Terico McKinney and Brett Gibson. Anton and Marvin Mitchell, Clara King, Anitra, Tanico, Ternia, Julian, Tanishka and Lewis Colebrooke, Mia Rolle and family,Whitfield Bain and Family, Mario, Christopher, Doral, Bruce, George, Micheal Butler of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Jermaine and Kevin Smith, Jeffrey Knowles and family, Joyce Moncur and family,Selwin Estwick and family, Rosalie Davis, the Gittens, Rolle, Reckley and Ferguson families and the entire Bain Town community, the Winton Meadows and Carrot Road family, Samuel Strachan and family, Victor Bain and family, Cyril Gibson, Suzzette Pinder, Cheryl Watkins and family, Percy 'Vola' Francis and the Shell Saxon SuperStars' family, Ruthmae Hanna and family of High Rock, Grand Bahama Pinder family of High Rock Grand Bahama, Candricka Ferguson, Crystal Brooks, Treasurer and Staff, Public Treasury Department, Permanent Secretary and staff, Ministry of Foriegn Affairs, Financial Secretary and Staff, Ministry of Finance and Management and Staff of the Water and Sewerage Corporation, Goldie Ranger and Staff of Variety Disposable Goods, Ernest McKenzie and family. Jonathan Rolle and family, Stephen, Arianne and Pinka Rolle and family and many others too numerous to mention. 
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. untl service time.

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Jack Lambert Russell, 54
Jack Lambert Russell, 54

A funeral service for Jack Lambert Russell, 54, of Bamboo Cay in Freeport, Grand Bahama, will be held at 11am on Saturday, January 15, at St Christopher’s Anglican Church, Lyford Cay. Officiating will be Archdeacon Keith Cartwright. Cremation will follow.
Left to cherish his memories are: his wife: Kim Russell; one son: Daniel Russell; one daughter: Laura Russell; two brothers: Donald “Donnie” and Tony Russell. two sisters: Anna Higgs and Joan Highley; two brothers-in-law: Eugene Higgs and Ernie Highley; four sisters-in-laws: Regina and Julie Russell, Donna Cartwright and Lisa Knowles; five nieces: Elizabeth Davis, Erica, Deborah and Donna Highley, and Valerie Russell, te ...

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Mikerlene Verna Munroe-Rolle, 54

Final Rites and Burial for Mikerlene Verna Munroe-Rolle, 54, a resident of Seafire Road, Stapledon Gardens, will be held at St. Agnes Anglican Church Bailliou Road on Sunday 4h March, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Officiating will be The Venerable Archdeacon I. Ranfurly Brown assisted by Rev’d Fr. Neil Nairn and Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens & Mausoleums, John F. Kennedy Drive.

Left to cherish her memories is her Husband: Alfred Rolle, Two Daughters: Italia Monroe and Detective 1727 Linda Rolle, Grandchildren: Shemar Monroe and Patrel Hutcheson, Three Sisters: Maria Taylor of Freeport G.B., Jacqualine McMinnis and Betty Munroe, Brother: Winston Toney Munroe, Two Aunts: Rosalie ...

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47th Anniversary of the Anglican Church Women (ACW)

Freeport, Grand Bahama - The 47th Anniversary &
Thanksgiving Service and 39th Annual Conference of the Anglican Church
Women (ACW) Service held Sunday, May 15, 2011 at the Church of the Good
Shepherd Pinder's Point, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.

Established November 1963 by the Late Bishop Bernard Markham.

Mission and vision: We envision the women of our organization to be vibrant,
committed and faithful women of God, united in love, empowered by God's Holy
Spirit to impact lives by exemplifying Christ..

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Randy Walter Dwayne Petty, 48

Funeral Service for MR. RANDY WALTER DWAYNE PETTY, 48, of #1615 Iverness Lane, Freeport, Grand Bahama will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Bartlett Hill, Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama. Officiating will be Rev. Father Rudolph Cooper. Cremation will follow.

Fond memories will forever be cherished by his wife: Patrice Jones-Petty; parents: Randy Sr. and Constance “Connie” Petty; daughters: Silia and Randii; son: Marco; surrogate children: Devano, Dericka and Deunca Ferguson; brother: Troy Sr. (Paula), Raymond and Zazzario; sisters: Randeia, Malute and Jessica; aunts: Pepper Johnson, Betty (Glen) Griffin, Sheila (Godfrey) ...

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Prime Minister Ingraham Attends Funeral of Brother of Minister Zhivargo Laing

Freeport, Grand Bahama - Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham is pictured with members of
Cabinet and Parliament who attended the funeral service of the late
Stephen Seymour, eldest brother of State Minister for Finance the Hon.
Zhivargo Laing. The funeral service was held at Christ the King Anglican
Church in Freeport on Friday, January 14, 2010...

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Jameca S. Taylor, 29

Funeral Service for the Late Jameca S. Taylor, 29 years of #32 Hamster Road, will be held on Saturday September 17th, 10:00 a.m. at St. Gregory's Anglican Church, Carmichael Road. Fr. Sebastian Campbell will officiate. Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, John F. Kennedy Drive.
She is survived by Her Father: James W. Taylor; Grandmother: Leona Moree ; Aunts: Laura Taylor, Edna Taylor of Marylyn, New York, Pauline and Anne Taylor of Orlando, Florida, Catherine Roxborough, Judy Moree, Portia Moree, Latoya Gibson, Vestra Adderley, Carolyn Moree and Wanda Ferguson; Uncles: Leon Taylor of Orlando, Florida and Richard Taylor of Andros, Samuel, Christopher and Quincy Moree, Leon Roxborough and Rudolph Stuart of Riviera Beach, Florida; Cousins:Solomon Bowleg of Albany, New York, Ann Taylor, Mary Rolle, Linda Olds of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Valentino Adderley, Patrick, Deon and Quincy Stuart of Florida, Sherial Pierre of Freeport, Tabitha Culmer and Yvette Montot of Florida; Ricardo, Sharan, Monique, Jon of Boca Raton, Florida, Robert and Roger Taylor of Orlando, Florida, Leonette and Clinton Roxborough, Jurich Taylor and Dawndrea Johnson of Freeport; Rose, Wendell and Allaynia Beneby; Ayana Brown of Norfolk, Virginia, Laura and David Spence of New York.  Ferron Moree, Davina Strachan, Dominic Moree, Jermaine Bowe, Sameika, Dacoya, Sameiko and Sabria Moree. Ashley Moree, Ashton McDowells and Kelvin McDowell's Jr.; Special Friend: Samuel Rodgers; Godparents: Rory Saunders, Delma Chisholm, Cyprianna Sands-Major and Lois Lee; Other Relatives and Friends including Logan & Irene Decosta and Family, Blanch Johnson of Acklins, Eliza Decosta of New York, Marlene Decosta & Family, Stella Decosta & Family, Maggie Cartwright & Family, Lily McKenzie & Family, Bernice Robinson and Family, Philip Newton and Family, The Fritz Family, The Newbold Family (neighbors), The Faculty and Staff of the College of the Bahamas Admissions Department, The Water & Sewerage Family, Stalia Altamese and Family, Sheena Nabbie & Family, Krishan Oliver & Family, St. Augustine's College Class of 99.
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, # 44 Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.

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Pelican Bay at Lucaya's Canal House Now Open

Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas  - The Canal House, a five-story multi-purpose
building of 30,680 sq ft (2,850 sq m) and meeting space (including balconies)
of 15,600 sq ft (1,450 sq m) was recently completed and is now open.

at a cost of $9-million, the Canal House is the newest meeting and conference
space on Grand Bahama Island.

Management and staff
gathered Wednesday, September 15th for a blessing of the building by
Father DeAngelo Bowe of St. Nicolas Anglican Church, High Rock.

The facility comprises
Captain's Galley, a breakfast/special function restaurant ...

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George Nathaniel Levarity, 77

Funeral Service for the Late George Nathaniel Levarity, 77 years of Thompson Court, Oakes Field, and Formerly of Abaco, will be held on Saturday April 21st, 2:30 p.m. at St. Agnes Anglican Church, Baillou Hill Road. Rev'd. Fr. Neil G. Nairn assisted by Canon Warren Rolle will officiate. Interment will follow in the Western Cemetery, Nassau Street.
Wife: Irma Levarity; Daughter: Tanya Mackey; Grandsons: Taran and Travis Mackey; Brother: Michael Levarity of Green Turtle Cay, Abaco; Sisters: Iris Miller and Adelaide Levarity - Pinder of Freeport, Grand Bahama; Adopted Brother: Livingston and Leonard Stuart; Adopted Sisters: Iteah  Ritchie and Ruby Davis of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Carnetta Rahming , Jocelyn Hanna and Minerva Benson; Nephews: Richard "Mackey" Bain, Eugene "Benjamin", Abraham, Apostle Paul and Apostle David , Nathaniel, Michael, Rev. Dr. Ivan F. Jr., Wrensworth , Johnathan, Supt. Samuel , Nathan and Rev. Emmanuel "Kevin"Butler, Earl Miller, Arthur, Rudolph, Rev. Patrick and Malcolm Levarity, Ademian and Alexian "AP" Pinder, Lester Bernardo, Dennis, Willis and Rontonio Levarity, Kirk Pedican; Nieces: Louise Butler-Simmons, Elizabeth "Mary" McMinns, Marie Lyvonne Thorpe of  Michigan, Christine Neely, Joan, Ingrid and Virginia Levarity, Una Delancy, Alelia Adderley, Caron Green, LaTrese Torres, Breanne Williams and Cynthia "Cindy" Levarity; Children of the late Myrtle Hanna - Paul, Marie & Andrew. Children of the late Sybil Blyden - Veta, Calliope, Persis, Gershwin, Louise and John; Children of the late Leroy Nicolls -Eugene, Melvern, Sharon, Anthony; Children of Maria Turner- George, Charles, Philip, Andrea, Cleomie, Jesse & Karen; Children of the late Kenneth Nicolls - Everett, Roman, Sheila & Marco. Children of the late Eric Nicolls - Rose, Philip, Perry, Percy, Pam, Patricia, Prescola, Eric, Erica, Zelma, and Janet; Children of the Late Lorraine Saunders, Terrance, Sharon, Joanne, Antoinette, Laverne, Vansharee & Anthony; Brothers-in-laws:

Arlington Miller, Rev. Ivan Butler Sr., Adolphus Pinder , Wallace Nicolls; Sisters-in-law: Melrita Levarity of Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, and Victoria Levarity of Freeport, Grand Bahama , Maria Turner, Eloise Saunders, Ruth Nottage; Other relatives and friends include: Joan Beckford (caregiver), Nelson and Malvese Sands, Audrey Tucker and Family, Constance Mackey and Family, Joyce Bain and Family, Louise Adderley and Family, Vern Hutchinson and Family, Ellen Grant and Family, Chris Francis and Family, James Butler and Family, Annette Cartwright and Family, Antoinette Weech, Willa-Mae Sawyer, Prescola Lockhart, Warren and Vera Levarity, Lillis Ramsey & Family, Janet Levarity, Cyprinna Deveaux, Claudette Bees, Edna Levarity and  Family, Carl and  Madeline Levarity and Family, Marteen Levarity and Family, The Francis Family, Michael Levarity, The Levarity Family, Bimini and Florida, The Weech Family, Family of the Late Leanor Franklin, New York,  The Family of the late Christopher  Johnson, Miami Florida,  Melony Hanna and Family, Gertrude Neely and Family, Paula Cunningham, Linda Fitzgerald and Family, Denise McPhee and Family,  Ezra and Ezrika Pratt, Wyome Hulyer, Dr. Joseph Evans and the Bahamas Urology Centre Staff,  The Old Timers Softball League, The Parcel Post Department and the entire St. Agnes Church Family.
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and at the church from 1:00 p.m. until service time.

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Josephine Margurita Rahming, 74

Funeral Service for Josephine Margurita Rahming age 74 years a resident of  #244 Teach Place, Freeport and formerly of  Bullocks Harbour, Berry Islands  will be held on Saturday 8th ,  October,  2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Spirit Anglican Church, Howaed Street, Chippingham.   Officiating will be Rev'd Fr Peter Scott.  Interment will be made in the Western Cemetery, Nassau Street.
Left to cherish her memories are her husband Edward Rahming children Nichola Eve, Basheva Eve-Bowe,  Llewellyn A.W. Parker Jr. stepdaughters Elanor Rahming Scott, Greta Pintard and Necie Rahming grandchildren Arthur and Deva Bowe, Monteza Hepburn, Logan and Lucas Parker great grand Mattaeo Bowe brothers Arthur, Charles, Andrew, Elgin and Kevin Albury sisters Fredricka and Audrey Albury aunt Ella Jane Adderley nieces Michele, Tamika, Kisha, Dominique Albury, Vernessa Ferguson and Tanya Johnson nephews Ronald, Elgin Jr., and DemetrusAlbury, Parrish Price, Dereck Rolle, Otto Moss and Matthew Ferguson grand nieces Felecia, Adiah, Crystal, Yantalay and Celeste grand nephews Craig Jr., Jonathan, Otto Jr. bosom buddy Allan Lightbourn cousins and adopted sisters Sybalean Rhodriquez, Basheva Bryant and Lula Colebrook, Shirley Capron adopted daughters Lorna and Clarice Aranha, Sharon  (Josette) Wood, Renee Darville Clare, Michelle mosley and Franclyn  Johnsonm Gizelle Basden and Elizabeth Whitehall adopted sons Derek and Tyrone Aranha, Brent and Michael Darville, Earl, Kevin and Troy Basden, Javano Munnings sisters-in-law Edna Albury, Patronella Neely and Dovella Aranha brothers-in-law Artis Neely and Bernard Aranha daughter-in-law Roikel Parker goddaughters Audrey Armbrister Bailey and Brenda Darville Roberts adopted goddaughter Rosalyn Pinder and a host of other relatives and friends to numerous to mention.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Cedar Crest Funeral Home, Robinson Road and First Street on Friday from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until service time.

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Roy Pedican, 56

Funeral Service for Roy Pedican, 56, of Fox Dale and formerly of Green Turtle Cay, Abaco who died on Sunday September 18, 2011 will be held on Saturday October 1, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anne’s Anglican Church, Fox Hill. Officiating will be Fr. Barlett

assisted by other Ministers of the Gospel. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

Cherished memories will forever linger in the hearts of his Daughter: Royann Pedican; One Grand Daughter: Five Sisters: Viola Curry, Inez Peidcan of Freeport, Winifred Bodie, Deborah McIntosh and Eleanor Pedican of Abaco; Three Brothers: Earnel Pedican, Bruce Pedican of Freeport and Clarke Pedican of Canada; Two Brothers-in ...

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Youth groups to celebrate 'Christian Education Week' with motorcade


Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT - Youth organisations in the Anglican Churches in the Northern Bahamas Archdeaconry will celebrate "Christian Education Week" with a grand motorcade today.

Cecil Thompson, Rector's Warden, said youngsters in all aspects of the church, including Sunday Schools, Altar Servers, Christian Youth Movements, Brownies, Guides, Boys Brigades and Joshua Generations will participate in the mass motorcade.

The procession will start at the Pro-Cathedral of Christ the King at 10am and travel to Port Lucaya. It will proceed to the Ranfurly Circus and make its way to the St Stephen's Anglican Church playing f ...

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Livingston Austin Smith, 74

Funeral Service for Retired Administrator Livingston Austin Smith, 74, a resident of #49 B Nelson Road, Freeport and formerly of Deals Long Island will be held on Saturday, 18th September, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at The Pro-Cathedral of Christ The King, East Atlantic Drive and Pioneer's Way, Freeport.

Officiating will be Father Rudolph Cooper, assisted by Canon Delano Archer.

Interment will follow in the St. Stephens Anglican Church Cemetery, Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama.

Left to keep his memories alive are his wife Lena Smith; four daughters Janice Brown, Michelle Butler, Chanelle Smith and Karen Fernande;r one brother Berkley Smith; three sisters ...

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Bernice Sturrup, 80

Funeral service for Bernice Sturrup, 80 yrs., a resident of Arundel Street East & formerly of Mangrove Cay, Andros, who died on 3rd October, 2011, will be held at St. George's Anglican Church, Montrose Avenue, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Archdeacon Kingsley Knowles, asisted by Father Andrew Toppin & Deacon Whitfield Hutchinson. Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
Left to cherish her memories are her Daughters: Mrs. Delores Sturrup-Carter, Willamae Sturrup, Mrs. Shirley Sturrup- Travis, Edith Sturrup. Sons: Charles B. Sturrup Jr., Edwin C. Sturrup, George P. Sturrup, Tyrone A. Sturrup, Pedro D. Sturrup. Adopted Son: Harry Gardiner. Grand-daughters: Mrs. Suna C. Sturrup-Adderley, Melinda Carter, Duranda Carter, D'Addra C. Sturrup, Georgia Sturrup, Mrs. D'Xtira Sturrup-Brown, Prescola Rolle, Tyrese Sturrup, Kaneisha Sturrup, Krishna Wright, Kadavi Nicolas, Veronica Bowe. Grand-sons: Delrick Carter, Edwin N. Sturrup, Bruno Carter, Ludvick Sturrup, Erwin Sturrup, Tyron Sturrup. Great-Grand Daughters: Durante Steino, Khashja Adderley, Ronnaisa & Ronnisha Johns on, Cordia Nixon, Faith & Lavette Sturrup, Edwinette & Edwinique Sturrup, Bruneisha & Elgadra Carter, Sky Beer-Carter. Great-Grand Sons: Lamont Sturrup, Rondino Dean Jr, Rajah C. Brown. Nieces: Cherry Seymour-Deveaux, Delisa Forbes-Clarke (Freeport, GB), Bianca & Ruthmae Walkes. Nephews: Norman Thompson, Ronald Storr (Coco, FL). GrandNieces: Barbara Glinton-Morris, Patricia & Monique Glinton. Grand-Nephew: Navardo Glinton. Daughter-in-law: Sandra Johnson-Sturrup. Grand-Son-in-law: Kevin Dana Adderley, Raymond Brownof Charlotte, NC. Sister-in-law: Mrs. Daisy Sturrup-Evans (Opalocka, Florida). Other family members including: Carlon Bethel, Donna Williams, Charlie & Edgardo Evans, Ralphaletta Evans-Hall, Louise "Gomese" Evans & Annamae Newbold; A host of friends including: Isadora and Dwayne, Lamn, Addington Godet, Mr. Sham Moss, the Armbrister family, the Seymour family, Ms. Jan Thompson & family, Mr.& Mrs. Steven Green, the Major family, the Brennen family, staff Female Medical Wards PMH, the Munroe family, the Reid family, the Gardiner Family, members of St George's Church family, the entire Centreville Community, the Valley Boys Junkanoo group, the Cash family, the Puckerin family, the Honourable Perry G. Christie, St. George's Church Guild to Help the Sick & Needy and many others too numerous to mention.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demerite's Funeral Home, Market Street, on Friday from 12-3:00 p.m. & at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.

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Lynn Patricia Hanna-Demeritte, 55

Funeral Service for the Late Lynn Patricia Hanna-Demeritte, 55 years of Citrus Meadows, will be held on Saturday April 14th, 4:00 p.m. at St. Agnes Anglican Church, Baillou Hill Road. The Venerable I. Ranfurly Brown and Rev. Edward J. Sykes assisted by Rev. Fr. Neil Nairn, Rev. Fr. Dwight M. Bowe, Canon Warren Rolle and Rev. Emily Demeritte will officiate.  Interment will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery, Nassau Street.
Lynn is survived by her Parents: Allan and Marinetta Hanna; Husband: Greylin Demeritte; Sisters: Garnell (Audley) Kemp and Constance (Carl) Gibson; Brother: Allan Hanna; Nieces: Anya Kemp, Carla and Chelsi Gibson and Kache Hanna; Nephews: Audley Kemp III, Tamal Hanna, Joshua Hanna, Cameron Gibson and Lynden Rahming Jr.; Grandniece: Sanaeya Robinson; Grandnephew: Audley Kemp IV; Uncles: James Hanna (Pittsburg) and Paul Hanna; Aunts: Rosemary, Dr. Andree, Deloris ( Pittsburg), Doloris and  Lee Hanna, Florence Scott, Tina Rolle (Freeport) and Luzera Rolle;  Brothers-in-Law: Godfrey, Mark (Stephanie), Bradley, Charles, Ian, and Kendal (Emily) Demeritte; Sisters-in-Law: Evita Butler, Marsha, Cecilia, Maria-Ann (Raymond) Culmer, Karen (Garth)Woodside, Katie Hilton and Keva Demeritte; Cousins: Eric, Everette and Althelda Hanna(Pittsburg), Ivan Hanna Jr., Gina Dean, Gail Stuart(New York), Terri Bellot, Kevin Hanna,  Dr.  Alys Hanna- Morris and Alexander Hanna (London, England), Clarice Cooper, Tracy and Gina Stubbs, Philip Coakley, Arthur (Helen) Rolle, Donna McPhee, Marionette Rolle, Hazel Bevans, Yvonne McPhee, Elsa Miller, Randolph and Alexander Scott, Tyrone, Van, Dwayne & Tanya Rolle, Hubert,  Michael, Anthon & Darnell Rolle (Freeport), Yvonne Wilson, Joan Roach, Judith Cumberbatch, Alcot Wilson, Eric Butler, Maria Taylor,  Clarissa Honett, Teresa, Carlos, Margaret & Carmen Butler, Cassandra Davenport, Cheryl Stubbs, Marilyn Cambridge, Linda Bullard, Mavis Burrows, Marsh Bullard, Karen Cargill, Eleanor Butler, Dorothea Godet, James Butler, Betty & Vernal Butler. Godchildren: Shakera Johnson, Desmin Bullard - Collie, Khrisna Virgil, Lareisha Johnson, Shantique Virgil, Tramaine Virgil and Lauren Nwankwo. Many Friends including: Margaret Thompson-Nwankwo & family, Eleanor Delancy & Family, Jestina Virgil & family, Geneva Mortimer & Family, Margaret Johnson & family, Debbie Brown & Family, Brian Wright, Elsa Munnings, Marcia Bain, NIB Accounts Department,  Micheal Ellis, Alice Rolle, Althea Clifford, Bishop Laish & Joan Boyd, Edna Simmons, Louise & Christine Adderley & Family, Charmaine Miller & family, Vanria Williams, Yontaley Bowe & Family, Gloria Bethel, Margurite Jackson, Andrea Jackson-Coakley, Sharon Jackson-Waterman, Zerifeh Eiley, Glenda Thompson, Cleomie Harris, Janet Bunch-Lightbourne & family, Bernard Bostwick, The Kemp Family, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Gibson Sr. & Family, Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Whitfield , Mrs. Angela Tynes & Family, Mrs. Lillian Gibson & Family, Mrs. Carmen McCarthy & Family, Mrs. Beryl Huyler & Family, Mrs. Dorothy Nairn & Family, Mrs. Maxine Taylor & Family, Mrs. Eloise Colebrook, Mrs. Carmie Ramsey & Family, Rev. Edward Sykes & Rhodes Memorial Methodist Church Family, St. Agnes Anglican Church Family, ACW & Usher Board, St. Mary's Church Family & ACW, many more too numerous to mention.
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, #34 Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and at the church from 2:30 p.m. until service time.

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