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Healthy Weight Gadget That Works
August 12, 2010
Healthy Weight Gadget That Works

If the pounds you dropped in time for summer are working their way back on, there’s a time-tested gadget that might halt the creep. It’s your bathroom scale. Research shows that people who weigh themselves regularly after reaching a goal weight do a much better job of keeping the lost pounds off.

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June 14, 2011
The Gift of Health

We've celebrated the mothers, now it's time for father's to be paid their due.  With less than a week to Father's Day, you're probably pondering what to get the special man in your life especially as you got him soap-on-rope last year, a tie the year before that and crabs the year before that, so you're mulling between maybe a bottle of cologne or the latest gadget.  But this year, why not opt to give the special dad in your life the gift of health?  This Father's Day what better way to say you love your dad than to take him for an annual physical which will not only be good for his health but ensure that he will be in your life strong and vibrant for years to come.
Ensuring your dad is on top of his health is a timely gift to undertake as men tend to shy away from the doctor's office if they have a choice in the matter, says Dr. Patrick Whitfield, a family medicine practitioner who operates out of Oxford Medical Center.
"It is important to encourage all persons, but men in particular, to get a regular check-up so that a medical professional can assess risks for common conditions that develop among the population," says the doctor. "Although many men may feel that there is nothing wrong with them and delay visiting a physician for as long as possible, in the medical field we practice preventative health which means we like to examine patients before they get sick so that early signs of conditions are picked up. This will in turn ensure that illnesses aren't prolonged or progress too far before treatment is sought.  It is very important to get men more aware of their health and well-being because not only in The Bahamas, but universally men live seven to eight years less than their female counterparts and this does not have to be".
The family medicine specialist says that as a loving family member urging your father, no matter his age, to see the family doctor is one of the best ways to show him that you love him.  As you will want to see your dad around for many years to come, Dr. Whitfield says helping him take care of his health now is a good gesture to give your dad for Father's Day.  But he says when your father makes his doctor visit there are certain things that he should be checked for depending on his age.  The doctor said men are screened for illnesses based on their age.  He says there are illnesses that are more prevalent in certain decades of life, and that the doctor assesses what he considers are your dad's needs and risk levels, and screens for them.
Men in their 20s and 30s
"This age group is low on the scale for most illnesses so their screening tends to be more so to assess their risk factors due to lifestyle habits and guide them on ways to avoid problems due to lifestyle choices.  Men in their 20s don't commonly suffer from things like cancers, heart attacks and strokes, so looking for early signs for these things aren't usually prioritized much in screenings.  What you can expect in a screening at this age is a basic full body physical to ensure nothing obvious is wrong physically.  Other things like blood pressure, cholesterol and body mass index [BMI] are also checked.  It is also important at every age on an annual basis that blood tests for sexually transmitted illnesses are also taken.  Your doctor should also take his time to sit and talk about family health history and the normal practices of the patient to further assess risk factors for common illnesses developing in the future so preventative measures can be taken while [your father] is still young."
As long as there are no ongoing health issues or high risk for certain illnesses due to genetics and family history, men, he says, are likely to only have to undergo simple physicals and blood screenings until their 40s when the likelihood of developing certain conditions greatly increases.
Men in their 40s
"While more intense physicals that are undergone more often tend to occur after you are 40 [years of age], it is important not to believe that this means while men are young that they shouldn't be taking care of their health.  What happens later in life is greatly determined on how you take care of yourself while young.  So simple things like wearing seatbelts to avoid harm in case of a car crash, amount of alcohol consumption, choices of coping mechanisms for dealing with stress, amount of sleep you get at night, and eating and exercising habits are important factors to determine how healthy you are in the years when the likelihood of common lifestyle illnesses developing increases.  So even if your father has lived a good life in his youth and is relatively healthy by the age of 40, in addition to the annual physical and blood testing he should still start his screening for cancers of the prostate and colon.  If he starts screening at this age any early signs of cancers developing can be caught and treated to avoid greater problems later in life."
Men in their 50s and 60s
In his 50s and into his 60s, your father will continue to have heightened physical examines by his physician, especially as it relates to weight management, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. It is during these years when things like heart attacks, strokes and other ailments are more likely to occur says the doctor.
He also says most people tend to overlook updating their immunizations.  Dr. Whitfield says it is becoming more common to see older persons suffering from common childhood ailments like chicken pox.  To avoid contracting any of those childhood diseases, he said to let your family physician readminister all immunization shots every few years as required.
Men in their 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond
When your dad is in his 70s, in addition to regular check-ups and screenings it is important to have your father checked for ailments such as glaucoma and cataracts if he is diabetic or complains about visual problems.  A hearing exam among other tests may also be recommended depending on the growing needs of the patient.
"At the end of the day, screenings are personal due to the needs of the patient and we as physicians can only determine what is needed once the patient comes to us," says the family medicine practitioner.  "It is important to get patients to come to see the doctor before they feel ill so that if anything can be done to prevent conditions from developing they are done in time.  It is better to prevent than to cure and men need good health just as much as anyone else.  So help the men in your life to take care of themselves now so they won't have to worry about it later," says Dr. Whitfield.

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Custom computers A's for excellence
September 04, 2012
Custom computers A's for excellence

Several talented students will start their new academic year off right thanks to Custom Computers Ltd.

After randomly drawing 25 student names from the entries in the “As for Excellence” campaign, the winners of the top three prizes were recognized for their outstanding academic achievements with the latest technological gadgets sure to make project research and writing for school a little sweeter.

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November 02, 2010
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April 29, 2014
High heels change the way you walk permanently

The high-heeled shoe -- no other shoe has been recognized as a symbol of leisure, sexuality, style and sophistication. The formal invention of high heels as fashion is attributed to the short-statured French queen, Catherine de Medici (1519-1589). She donned heels two inches high that made her taller and gave her an alluring sway when she walked. By 1580, fashionable heels were popular and worn by both sexes, and a person who had authority or wealth was often referred to as being "well-heeled". Nowadays, it's common to see young women wearing extremely high heels, stilettos or platforms.
Researchers recently studied how walking in high heels over time affects the muscles and tendons of the legs and feet. The researchers recruited young women in their late teens, 20s and 30s who had worn high heels for at least 40 hours a week and those who rarely, if ever, wore high heels. They were fitted with gadgets that monitored them as they walked in high heels or barefoot on a 26-foot-long walkway, 10 times.

How high heels affect your walk
The women who usually walked in high heels walked differently from those who usually wore flats, even when they walked barefoot. High heel wearers made shorter, more forceful steps than bare foot walkers. Their feet were flexed and their toes were pointed while walking in high heels and bare foot. When wearing high heels, the calf muscles shortened and were put under much greater strain. Normally, like in the women who rarely wore heels, walking stretches the tendons rather than the muscles, especially the Achilles tendon. It is the most efficient way to walk because the tendons are more effective springs than muscles. The high heel wearers walked less efficiently with or without heels, requiring more energy to walk the same distance as people in flats or bare feet because of muscle tiredness.
The muscle strain that occurs when walking in high heels may increase the risk of injuries, not only in high heels but also when heel wearers switch to sneakers or other flat shoes. After wearing high heels for years, the foot and leg eventually adapt to the position in high heels, making it more difficult to wear flats and to go bare foot leading to heel pain and Achilles tendonitis.

Dangers of wearing high heels
In addition to changes in the shape and functioning of the muscles and tendons of the feet, high heels can cause significant foot pain and other problems. These can range from developing bunions, corns, and calluses to hammertoes, ingrown toenails, neuroma, or excruciating pain in the ball of the foot due to the loss of the fat pad. Not only does this cause pain, but it may also increase the risk of stress fractures and arthritis in the feet. High heels don't cause bunions, but can increase the likelihood of developing one and can exacerbate them if they are present. High heels are often more comfortable in the 20s and 30s than they are as we get older because the feet change with age.
Even with the challenges, many women refuse to give up their high heels. A survey conducted by the American Podiatric Medical Association showed that 42 percent of women admitted they would wear a shoe they liked, even if it hurt their feet. It is documented that almost 10 percent of women wear the wrong size shoes.

Tips for wearing high heels safely
If you plan to wear high heels here are simple tips that can help to make the experience pain free and safe. Pay attention to proper fit of the shoe. If the fit is good and the heels aren't too high, that would be a better type of high heel to wear and it allows more ankle movement as you walk.
Comfort and safety also depends on the height and the fit of the shoe -- the higher you go with stilettos, the more force you put on the ball of the foot, the more unstable you will be and shorter the time you can wear the shoe. Try not to wear high heels every day, instead wear them maybe once or twice a week.
Integrate lower heels into your wardrobe by alternating between high heels and flats or sneakers to maintain functioning of muscles and tendons in the legs and feet.
When wearing high heels for long periods for example at work, try to remove the heels whenever possible, such as when you're sitting at your desk. If you have bunions or hammertoes, consider having them surgically corrected.
High heels with thicker, chunky, heels, like a platform type, are more stable than a thin high heel. Platforms are a good choice, especially if they have the rocker sole on the bottom. It is safer to walk on stable ground and to walk slower when you are wearing very high heel shoes. By following these tips, you can wear your high heels safely and virtually pain free. If, however, you do develop some pain or any challenges with your foot or footwear see a podiatrist as soon as possible.
o For more information email or visit or To see a podiatrist visit the Bahamas Foot Centre on Rosetta Street, telephone 325-2996 or Bahamas Surgical Associates on Albury Lane, telephone 394-5820.

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April 03, 2011
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June 15, 2013
Reported cases of child abuse rise

Reported cases of child abuse have risen in the past two years, according to Minister of Social Services Melanie Griffin.
Griffin told The Nassau Guardian yesterday that there have been 288 reported cases of abuse in New Providence and Grand Bahama between January and the end of May 2013.
She said there were 181 reported cases in New Providence and 107 reported cases in Grand Bahama. The statistics for the Family Islands were not complete.
While she did not have the exact figure for 2012, the minister said that in 2011, there were 254 reported cases of abuse during the same period.
Of the 181 reported cases in New Providence for the first five months of 2013, there were 98 cases of neglect; 36 cases of physical abuse; 36 cases of sexual abuse; four cases of incest; five cases of emotional abuse and two cases of verbal abuse.
Of the reported cases in Grand Bahama, there were 32 cases of neglect; 32 cases of physical abuse; 31 cases of sexual abuse and 12 cases of abandonment.
Griffin said the reported cases usually only represent one third of the actual number of child abuse cases in the country.
Over the last few years the number of reported cases of child abuse has fluctuated.
There were 636 reported cases of child abuse in the country in 2011.
In 2010, there were 615 reported cases of child abuse. The Department of Social Services said 499 were reported in New Providence and 116 in the Family Islands.
Griffin told the House of Assembly on Wednesday that it is important that the ministry raise the level of public awarenesss surrounding child abuse.
She said there are new threats emerging that can bring harm to all people, but especially children.
They include the Internet and other high tech gadgets and equipment, which she acknowledged can be helpful when put to good use, but harmful when used the wrong way.
"Technology has opened the door to new ways for sexual predators to reach our children," she said. "We have all seen how viral the videos and photos can go on the Internet."
Griffin admonished parents to keep a close watch on their children's internet access.
"Please remember, there is no substitution for parental guidance," she said. "These instruments are not meant to be babysitters."
To report child abuse cases, members of the public are asked to call 322-2763 or 422-2763.

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December 06, 2013
The Hook Up

New Providence
HIGHGROVE SINGERS: A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols with The Highgrove Singers under the conduction of Adrian Archer and the Golden Gates Hand Bell Choir under the conduction of Navarro Gibson will take place on Sunday, December 22 at 6 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral, George Street. Music to be played will be by Bob Chilcott, Steve Pilkington, Benjamin Britten, Sean Ivory, Jan Sandstrom, Neil Harmon, Eleanor Daley, Dan Forrest, Craig Courtney, Laura Paige, Andrew Carter, Daniel Elder, David Danner, Paul Caldwell and congregational carol singing with musical arrangements by Sir David Willcocks. Admission is free.

CHANGING OF THE GUARD: The changing of the guard, a display of Bahamian music and military exercise, takes place each month on the last Thursday and Saturday at 10 a.m. at Government House. The changing of the guard has been a tradition since 1958. The ceremony features the world-renowned Royal Bahamas Police Force Marching Band and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force guards.
JAZZ AT THE HILTON: Jazz group Vice Versa, featuring vocalist Naomi Taylor, performs every Tuesday and Thursday at British Colonial Hilton at 6:30 p.m.

SPEED WEEK: Bahamas Speed Week takes place December 4-8. This event, which started in the mid-1950s and took place for 13 years, was the dream of a man named Captain Sherman 'Red' Cruise, who created a series of automobile races held in Nassau. Internationally acclaimed drivers from around the globe attended to compete and to soak in the backdrop of sun, sea and scorching hot cars.
Schedule: Saturday, December 7 (6 p.m. - 8:3- p.m.) - Hill climb at Arawak Cay, Fort Charlotte. General viewing is free; Bleachers A, B, C $25; Race car paddock $50; VIP driver's lounger $175 (located in the center of the circuit, inclusive of food and beverage by Van Breugels, Young's Champagne, Sands Beer, assorted wine and liquor and soft drinks, exclusive bleacher seating, meet the drivers, browse the race car paddock, souvenir program and VIP parking) and Paddock club piazza $75 (located in the center of the circuit, a la carte food and beverage from vendors, exclusive bleacher seating, browse the car paddock, souvenir program and VIP parking). Sunday, December 8 - Race car sprint (9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) at Arawak Cay Sprint Circuit. General viewing is free; Bleachers A, B, C $25; Race car paddock $50; VIP driver's lounge $275 and Paddock club piazza $85.

CELEBRITY TENNIS: The Mark Knowles Celebrity Tennis Invitational takes place December 5-8. Established in 2001, the annual event is a fundraising event to support local charities throughout The Bahamas. For more information, telephone 357-9679.

GYMNASTICS: Teams from the United States, Trinidad and Tobago and The Bahamas converge on the Atlantis Crown Convention Center for the Atlantis Crown International Gymnastics Tournament, the largest competitive meet in the Caribbean, December 12-14. For more information, telephone 327-2154.

JUNKANOO: Boxing Day Junkanoo takes place Thursday, December 26. For more information, telephone 302-2000.

Grand Bahama
HAIR SHOW: Pizazz Beauty Shop presents Imagine Hair Show & Competition, dubbed The Ultimate Hair Show to be held on Sunday, December 15 at the Grand Lucayan Convention Center. Making an appearance will be Seven Adrin Washington, Karlie Redd and Derek J. Tickets are $40 general admission, $65 VIP and can be purchased at Gizmos & Gadgets.

FESTIVAL NOEL: Restaurants and students from around Grand Bahama are getting ready to deck the park with delicious cuisine at the 19th Annual Festival Noel on Friday, December 6 at the Rand Nature Centre. This year's committee has resurrected the Chef Noel competition in which local restaurants, Flying Fish, Sweet Affairs, Red Beard's and Agave will compete.

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL: The Annual Abaco Christmas Festival takes place on Saturday, December 7. This year will mark the 10th anniversary of the popular Christmas festival that is known to attract family and friends. The event usually kicks off the holiday season in the Abacos with general holiday activities that include early Christmas shopping in the Arts & Crafts Bazaar, a food court filled with Bahamian dishes, performances from choirs, quartets, soloists, marching and Calypso bands, a Junkanoo parade, a Christmas float parade, a dog show and other activities. For more information, telephone 367-3067,

JUNKANOO: The Annual Christmas Junkanoo Competition takes place on Saturday, December 28 at Sea Spray Resort & Marina in Elbow Cay, featuring a number of local groups who compete for top honor and bragging rights. Residents of the cay are joined by locals and visitors who travel from the mainland to enjoy the elaborate costumes, music and lively performances that are paraded during the night-time event. For more information, telephone 366-0065.

BOXING DAY JUNKANOO: Boxing Day Junkanoo celebrations, the spectacular Bahamian street festival with the sounds of goat skin drums, horns, whistles, cow bells, dancers and bright dazzling costumes, will take place in Acklins & Crooked Island on Thursday, December 26. Food will be on sale. For more information, telephone 344-3250-1.

Berry Islands
CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL: The Berry Islands' Christmas Festival, which celebrates the yuletide season and features a Christmas tree lighting, visit by Santa and caroling, music, pantomime and liturgical dance expressions in concert, local cuisine reception, arts and craft and a Junkanoo parade, will take place on Friday, December 6. It is also a celebration of achievements within the community and a homecoming for residents and visitors to the Berry Islands. For more information, telephone 367-8291.

JUNKANOO: The Boxing Day Junkanoo Parade will take place on Thursday, December 26. It is a spectacular street festival with the sounds of goatskin drums, horns, whistles, cowbells and costumes featuring the competitive beats of Bimini Tum Tums and Bimini Stompers. The venue is Alice Town in North Bimini. For more information, telephone 347-3529.

Eleuthera & Harbour Island
JUNKANOO: Eleuthera and Harbour Island will take to the streets for the Boxing Day Junkanoo Parade on Thursday, December 26. The venue is Tarpum Bay, South Eleuthera. For more information, telephone 332-2142.

TREE LIGHTING: Locals and visitors gather in Regatta Park to sing carols and see performances by local talent on Thursday, December 12. For the grand finale, Regatta Park is transformed with thousands of lights. For more information, contact Felicia Saunders at 336-2390.

JUNKANOO: The Christmas holidays culminate with a Junkanoo parade on Thursday, December 26. For more information, contact 336-2370.

Long Island
BAZAAR: St. Peter's & Paul's Catholic Church's Annual Bazaar take place on Thursday, December 26. The fair raises funds to assist with the maintenance and building projects of the seven Catholic churches on the island. Native dishes, music and games will be the order of the day. The venue is The Big Yard Grounds in Clarence Town. For more information, telephone 333-8868.

FORMAL DINNER PARTY: Stella Maris Resort New Year's Eve Formal Dinner Party takes place December 31-January 1 and is the party of the year on Long Island. It is a great way to ring in the new year. Reservations are required due to limited seating. Dress is formal. For more information, telephone 338-8668.

Rum Cay
TREE LIGHTING: The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place Sunday, December 15. For more information, telephone 428-4943 or 331-1870.

MINI-JUNKANOO: A mini-Junkanoo parade takes place on Rum Cay on Thursday, December 26. For more information, telephone 331-2816 or 331-2806.

San Salvador
MINI-JUNKANOO: A mini-Junkanoo parade takes place on Thursday, December 26. For more information, telephone 452-0161.

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January 06, 2015
Wendy's and Coca-Cola customer wins 10K for Xmas

Narkieska Darling experienced the joy of her 10K Christmas dream coming true. This lucky lady beat out thousands of contenders and won her family $10,000 for Christmas, courtesy of the Wendy's and Coca-Cola 10K For Xmas Cash Upgrade Promotion.
The young mother of two entered only one "receipt entry" at the Wendy's domestic airport location during her routine lunch visit. After purchasing her favorite Homestyle Chicken Go Wrap combo, Narkieska was urged by a friendly cashier to take a chance and try her hand at winning.
The rest of the story unfolds like a true Christmas fantasy, with Narkieska becoming the fifth lucky Wendy's customer to win the $10,000 jackpot. Once the promotion wrapped up and Narkieska's name was drawn, the Wendy's, Coca-Cola, Bahamas Local and Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) teams sprung into action to plan a surprise presentation that would delight the new winner and make the big news of her win official.
An unsuspecting Narkeiska was invited to Wendy's in the domestic departures terminal expecting to learn the details and next steps in the grand finale. But instead, she was greeted upon her arrival by local host and comedian Chigozie Ijeoma. Dressed in a black tuxedo, with a microphone in hand, Chigozie playfully challenged Narkieska, announcing that he was the rightful winner of the promotion. The comedian went a step further, revealing an oversized check for $10,000 bearing his name.
With a growing crowd of onlookers assembling, Chigozie launched into a hilarious session of song and dance for the winner, performing his own rendition of favorites like, "Just Got Paid" and "Dollar". Next, he invited the nervous, but extremely curious Narkieska to rip the printed panel with his name off the oversized check. In disbelief, Narkieska gasped and did a double take when she realized that beneath Chigozie's name, her name was written on the check.
The event culminated with one last element of surprise, when a popular, local "Sing-a-gram" artist stepped forward. He presented a bouquet of tropical flowers and serenaded the tearful, but ecstatic winner with the American Idol hit, "A Moment Like This". Video highlights of the presentation can be viewed on the Wendy's Bahamas Facebook page.
"I can't thank Wendy's and Coca-Cola enough," repeated Narkieska, "this is going to make such a big difference this Christmas for my girls and me. I really thought the whole thing was a prank up until I saw my name written on that check."
The Wendy's & Coca-Cola 10K For Xmas Cash Upgrade Promotion started Oct. 31, 2014 and concluded just before the holidays. An additional thirty-eight customers were drawn to win the $100 daily cash prize. Darling became the fifth customer to win the Wendy's and Coca-Cola 10K prize. Since 2009, Wendy's and Coca-Cola have rewarded one male and four female customers with the mega cash prize.
Over the years, leading brands Wendy's and Coca-Cola have partnered to put on exciting promotions to reward customers with exceptional prizes for their patronage. The promotions are held twice a year and prizes have included a brand new Hyundai Veloster, A VIP trip for four to New York City, a seven-day Carnival Cruise Lines vacation for four, a Disney family vacation and thousands in tech savvy electronics and gadgets.

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May 03, 2012
Hugh Edison Minnis, Sr., 44


"To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven."
Ecclesiastes 3:1

It is said every life has its own pathway and Journey to follow and thus was the life of Hugh Edison Minnis. Affectionately called "Edison or Minnis".

A Time to Be Born
On March 31st, 1968 a bouncing, bright eyed baby boy was born to the parentage of William Minnis and Ethral Higgs both deceased.  He was given the names Hugh Edison, which means "Bright in Mind and Spirit" and was the second of two sons born to this couple.  As he grew he lived up to his name, playing and pulling tricks on his friends and siblings which led them to say he was mischievous. Being an energetic and enthusiastic child he was often inquisitive, always asking questions and wanting to know "who and what was happening". He also liked acquiring the latest gadgets and toys so he could play with and dismantle them to see how they worked.  We just had to mention that he was a mama's boy! He was her baby boy and would tattle on all the other children to "Mammy" as he affectionately called her. Even though his siblings would be mad, he didn't care he received hugs and treats from Mammy for being the watchman. His childhood was an adventurous and happy one.
A Time For Education and Career
He was educated through the government school system, where he attended the Claridge Primary School, C. I. Gibson Jr. and then moved onto the R. M. Bailey High School, where he excelled in track and field and received other academic accolades.  Edison was an industrious young man and found early employment at the Lyford Cay Club where he served as a Waiter for a number of years.  He then moved to Super Value Ltd, where he was employed as the Produce Manager until he was called by the Royal Bahamas Police Force in 1991, and was a part of the B and C Squad 1991-1992.  As an upright Officer he worked tirelessly and respectfully in a career that he held very dear for twenty-one years.  Even after being diagnosed with his illness, he never shirked his duties because he knew what he was working towards.  Being recently promoted to the rank of Sargent, he was very proud and appreciative, and felt that his labor was not in vain.

A Time For Family Life
Edison loved people and loved life.  In the year 1991 Inez Minnis (nee Nottage) caught his eye.  They dated for many years before jumping the broom in 1994 and making a commitment to love and cherish until death did they part.
Time For Challenges
Edison became ill and was diagnosed with kidney failure. He bravely fought and ran his race, and on Monday 23rd, April 2012 he passed away and was called home in the late evening hours.
He called his sister just a few days before and said "Nicky this place is like heaven, you'll should come and see, my body feels so good and it's so peaceful here." His pain is no more and he is resting. "To God Be The Glory."
Left to celebrate his life and hold cherished memories are his loving and dedicated Wife: Inez Minnis; (1) Son: Edison Minnis Jr.; (3) Daughters: Azaria & Sanaa Minnis and Tanisha Newbold; (2) Grandchildren: Anija Minnis and Theodore Roberts Jr.; (4) Brothers: Chadwick Kemp, Sargent 1661 William Minnis, Roscoe and Ronald Minnis of Fort Pierce Fla.; (7) Sisters: Donna Dean of Fort Pierce Fla., Valerie Barr, KevaMae  Kemp, Andreanette, Jennifer & Sheryl Gaitor & Eleanor Smith; Step Mother: Montrella Minnis of Fort Pierce Fla.; (11) Sisters-in-law: Shirley Kemp, Stacey Minnis, Millestine Smith, Norine Moxey, Ruth, Murriel, Prudence, Christine, Aneka, Vanessa and Winifred Nottage; (9) Brothers-in-law: Herbert Barr, Benjamin Newbold, Anthony, Donnie, Dave, Fenrick & Jemerson Nottage, Rexville Smith and Prince Moxey; Aunts and Uncles: Othman and Carl Higgs of Rochester New York and family, Simeon Rolle of Fort Pierce Fla., Zilla Higgs of Rochester New York, Lighty Adderley, Gloria & Uriah Sturrup, Melrose Burrows, Prolene Smith and Family, Patsy, Mary Conchita, Jenkin, Ezekiel & Eugene Nottage and their Families; Numerous Nieces and Nephews including: Doris Munroe & Sequetor Hooper of Fort Pierce Fla., Ricardo and Roseann Christie, Kevin and Raquel Edgecombe, Herbert Jr. and Jasmine Barr,  P/C 3042 Ovando and Krystal Kemp, P/C Lavardo and Charmaine Kemp, Tomiko, Terry, Precious and Dylan Kemp, R/C 3663 Ferrice Kemp, Pedrica, Pedra, Pedro Jr., Kareem, Shakoby, Roscoe, Janell and Jeremiah Minnis, Valerie Barr, Lorenzo Darling, Kennedy Reid, Clint and Lakeisha Lockhart, Janice and Travis Forbes, Alexis Gibson, Ashley Knowles, Kaeley Rolle, Shelton Miller, Tamal Curry, Ebony Gerenus, Rex Smith Jr., Aledeon Miller, Jada and Prince Moxey Jr., Shantique Coakley, Ramon, Davia, Danekam Aliyah, Zaia, Shadae, Tyrek, Fenrick Jr., Matthew, Fenron, Antoinette, Tyran, Lena and Anthony Nottage & Justin Spence; A host of other Relatives and Friends: Joyce Roberts & family, Harrison Wilson & family, Roy Smith, Cardinal & Mella Rolle & family, Dwayne Harris & family, Audley & Marjorie Rahming & family, Drs. Leon & Elvira Higgs & family, Dotlean & Annalee Rolle, Lloyd, Jamerson, Albert & Lieutenant Leslie Rolle, Sgt.1601 Alfred & Cheryl Kemp, WRC.555 Idamae and Byron Russell, Retired CPL. Virgil McPhee & family, Brenda McPhee, Isamae Seymour & family, Paulette Taylor & family, Gary & Enamae Pinder & family, George & Teresita Jones & family, Keith Forbes & family, Catherine Roker & family, Theodore Roberts & family, Carl & Eleanor Higgs &  family, Lenamae Munroe & family, Hestine Clarke & family, Alvin Hepburn & family, Ovando Collie, Trevor Munnings & the East Street Boys, Nadine & Brad Frazier, Shirley Farrington & family, Marilyn Hepburn &  family, Lavern Kelly & Family, Sylvia, Martha, Linda & Verlene Duvalier & family, Deborah Nabbie & family, Sharmaine Sturrup & family, Rachel Joseph & family, Marva Cornish & family, Benjamin Dames & family, Teniel Kelly & family, Julian & Cherry Butler, Cydlaura Rolle & family, Paula Hamilton & family, Michelle Laing & family, Bernice Wilson & family, Joanne Johnson & family, Fred Rolle & family, Harry Brown & family, Simeon Munroe & family, Gaynell Gilbert & family, Thelma Storr & family, Sheena Johnson & family, George & Cynthia Morris & family, Monalee Etienne & family, Hilda & Harry Johnson & family, Daphne Knowles & family, Judy Cox & the Burrows family, Linda Davis & family, Roxanne, David & Maxine Gibson & family, Debra & Dwayne Josey, Vernalee Miller & family, Natasha Sweeting & family, Francis & Clinton Whylly & family, Darnell Miller & family, Hasting & Clyde Charlton & family, Superintendent Ismella Davis, ASP Dennis Dames, ASP Kevin Mortimer and the entire staff of the Airport Police Station especially P/C 3122 Sterling Seymour, The Hon. Tommy Turnquest, Minister for National Security, Commissioner of Police, Ellison Greenslade and the entire Royal Bahamas Police Force, the Dialysis Center, Nurses and Staff of Uchee Pines Medical Institute, The Fox Hill community, the entire Commonwealth Blvd, Elizabeth Estates family and  many other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
May His Soul Find Great Rest!

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