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April 01, 2011
UWI Scholarship Recipients to Benefit from 300,000 Raised

TORONTO, Canada -- The University of the West Indies (UWI)
raised approximately $300,000 at its second annual benefit gala in
Toronto on March 26th. The gala honoured notable individuals who have
made significant contributions to UWI and the Caribbean and Canadian
communities.  Outstanding individuals who were honoured include: Donovan
Bailey; Michael Lee-Chin; The Right Honourable Micha...

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April 01, 2011
A killer's question: do you wanna ride

By AVA TURNQUEST

Tribune Staff Reporter

aturnquest@tribunemedia.net

THE women victims of Wednesday's drive by shooting were asked one question before gunmen opened fire: "Do you need a ride?"

Now in stable condition at hospital, the surviving woman told close friends yesterday that she and 31-year-old mother, Carol Jean-Jacques, were not robbed.

The close friend said: "She told me they ask th...

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April 01, 2011
Drive-by killing: Two in custody

By NATARIO McKENZIE

Tribune Staff Reporter

nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net

TWO men are expected to be charged in connection with a drive by shooting on Wednesday that left one woman dead and another critically injured.

Police say that two men ages 18 and 37 are presently in custody and are assisting them in their investigations into the murder of 31-year-old Carol Jean-Jacques. The men were arreste...

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Martha Dalmont, 37
April 07, 2011
Martha Dalmont, 37

Funeral Service for Martha Dalmont, 37 of Apple Street, will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 11:00a.m.

Church:

Annex Baptist Church
Address:

Wulff Road & Pinedale
Officiating:

Apostle Mitchell E. Jones
Assisted by:

Other Ministers of the Gospel
Interment:

Southern Cemetery, Cowpen & Spikenard Roads

Left to celebrate her home going are her mother: Cherfilise Jean; th...

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April 06, 2011
Two charged with woman's murder

By NATARIO McKENZIE

Tribune Staff Reporter

nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net

TWO men appeared in court yesterday in connection with a drive-by shooting that left one woman dead and another seriously injured.

Police have charged Charles Pandy, 37, of Winders Terrace, and Winston Whylly, 27 of Deliverance Way, with the murder of 31-year-old Carol Jean-Jacques.

The men have also been charged with the a...

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April 16, 2011
Regional Organizations Hold Dialogue on their Role in Consolidating Democracy

The

role of regional organizations in the consolidation of democracy and

the challenges to overcome in the American and African countries

were the central axes of a discussion held today in the headquarters

of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, DC, with

the participation of OAS Assistant Secretary General Albert R.

Ramdin, and the Chairperson of the African Union Commis...

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April 19, 2011
No.8 seeds Knowles, Mertinak in 2nd round of Barcelona Open

By BRENT STUBBS

Senior Sports Reporter

bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

AFTER taking about a month off to welcome their first daughter into the world, Mark Knowles said he is realizing that there's more to life than playing as he makes his return to action on the ATP Tour this week.

Knowles and Michal Mertinak, the No.8 seeds, have been awarded a bye in the first round and are now preparing to play th...

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April 25, 2011
Knowles,Mertinak ousted

THE team of Mark Knowles and Michal Mertinak got ousted in the quarterfinal of the Barcelona Open in Spain last week.

Knowles and Mertinak, seeded at No. 8, got a bye in the first round. They won their second round with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Eric Butorac and Jean-Julien Rojer.

They went on to the quarters when they ran into the top seeded team of American identical twin brothers Bob and Mike Bryan...

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Estime Gedeus, 58
May 19, 2011
Estime Gedeus, 58

Funeral services for Estime Gedeus, 58 of Eden Street, Chippingham and formerly of Anse-A-Foleur, Haiti will be held on Saturday 14th May 2011 at 1pm at United Alliance Church #38 Watling Street, North Off Cordeaux Avenue.

Officiating will be Pastor Aleonce Bazile assisted by other ministers of the gospel. Interment will follow Lake View Memorial Gardens & Mausoleum, John F. Kennedy Drive.

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May 22, 2011
POET'S 14TH BOOK OF POETRY EXAMINES THE SHATTERED AND SCATTERED CARIBBEAN IDENTITY

It’s no secret that local Bahamian poet Obediah Michael Smith is prolific. Last month saw the debut of his 14th book of poetry, a bilingual collection spanning 184 pages, titled “Wide Sargasso Sea and 62 Other Poems”.
Readers may notice that the title is the same as a Jean Rhys novel, which follows the story of the descent into madness by a Creole heiress of a rundown plantation...

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May 24, 2011
Two more murders

Police reported two more murders late yesterday.
In the first incident, a 26-year-old man was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head outside an apartment building on Coral Road in Sunshine Park, off Carmichael Road, police said.
The man, who was identified by family members as Cyril Strachan Jr., was found wearing blue jeans and a black shirt, lying in the street around 5:30 p.m. in front o...

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May 23, 2011
Double donations for the GB Children's Home

Carnival Fascination donates toys and clothes to the GB Children's Home:

Calling into Freeport on Friday, May 20, 2011, Carnival Fascination not only brought hundreds of cruise passengers to the island but also brought boxes of toys and clothes for the Grand Bahama Children's Home.  "We visit here every two weeks and we thought it would be great to donate these goods to the Home in Freeport,...

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June 09, 2011
Ron Sylvestre, 22

Rony Sylvestre age 22 years of Bacardi Road died on June 4 2011.
He is survived by his mother: Rosena Sylvestre; Father: MarcJean Baptiste; Five Brothers: Fritzner and Ronald Sylvestre, Kesner, Maxwell and Jeanmarc Baptiste; Sisters: Islene Charles, Guerda McPhee, Carlene Sylvestre, Cindie Jean Baptiste and Chantel Jean Baptist; Numerous other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
Funer...

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June 09, 2011
Corine Lucille Mitchell, 95

Funeral Service for the Late Corine Lucille Mitchell, 95 years of #51 East Street, North, and formerly of Fresh Creek, Andros will be held on Saturday June 11th, 11:00 a.m. at Central Gospel Chapel, Christie and Dowdswell Streets. Elder Brentford Isaacs and Elder Emeritus Sidney Burrows will officiate.
Interment will follow in the Western Cemetery, Nassau Street.
She is survived by her six (6) chi...

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June 09, 2011
Metajo Dames, 48

Last rites for Metajo Dames aged 48 of # 46 Fifth Street Coconut Grove will be held on Sunday at 2:00 P.M. at The Mission Baptist Church, Hay and East Street.
Officiating will be Rev. Dr. R. E. Cooper-Pastor of The Mission Baptist Church, Rev. Ivan D. Rolle Sr.-Pastor Comfort House Ministries International assisted by Other Missions of the Gospel.  Interment in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road
...

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June 03, 2011
Andrich 'AK' Charles, 26

Funeral Service for the late Andrich Charles affectionately called AK, 26, of Nassau Village will be held on Saturday 4th June 2011 at 11:00am at Metropolitan Church of the Nazarene, East Street. Officiating will be Pastor Nelson Pierre. Assisted by Other Ministers of the Gospel. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens.
Left to cherish his memories are his: mother: Philora Charles; father:...

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June 02, 2011
The relevance of God's laws

Bell bottom pants, desk top computers, brick cellphones, 8-track cassette tapes and VHS tapes all relevant in their day have become obsolete in today's technologically advanced society where most people are willing to shell out top dollar on skinny jeans, lap tops and tablets, Blackberry phones, compact discs and DVDs, but some religious leaders say one thing that should never be lost to the passa...

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June 02, 2011
Miss Gospel Bahamas contestants gear up

Win or lose, Reverend Ranford Patterson, the new Bahamas Christian Council president, encouraged the contestants in the 16th Annual Miss Gospel Bahamas to make a difference in their own way.
"Don't settle," he told the nine contestants who visited him at his church, Cousin McPhee Cathedral on Carmichael Road.  "Don't worry about what people are doing now, just worry about what you will do lat...

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June 16, 2011
Rony Sylvestre, 22

Funeral Service for Rony Sylvestre, 22 of Bacardi Road, will be held on Saturday June 18 2011 at 12:00 noon. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Ranford Patterson, assisted by other ministers of the gospel. Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial, J. F. Kennedy Drive.

He is survived by his parents: Marc Jean Baptiste and Rosena Sylvestre. Five Brothers: Jean Mark Baptiste, Markson Baptiste, Ronald ...

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June 16, 2011
Prince Albert Storr, 60

A funeral service for Prince Albert Storr, 60 yrs., a resident of Bethel Avenue and formerly of San Salvador, who passed away on 7th June, 2011, will be held at Evangelistic Temple, Collins Avenue and Fourth Terrace, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Gary Curry, assisted by Pastor Vaughn Cash.  Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
Left to mourn his passing are...

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June 17, 2011
Leading cause of death needs to be addressed

Health officials, practitioners and researchers recently gathered in Washington, D.C. for the 38th annual meeting of the Global Health Council. They focused, in part, on the rise of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and lung diseases -- a growing global challenge that requires the world's attention.
So serious is the global threat from NCDs that in Sept...

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June 22, 2011
The Bahamas embracing the concept of hospitality for all

My empirical observation has indicated that some of the most successful Haitian women in the Diaspora have either a Bahamian or a Turks and Caicos connection. Is it their excellent command of the English language, the high level of the education system in The Bahamas or the leadership skills and the assertiveness traits acquired through resilience that make possible the self assurance conducive to...

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June 22, 2011
New president of Haiti to make first official visit to Miami

Miami Beach, FLORIDA - The Honorable Ralph Latortue Consulate General of Haiti in Miami and Mr. Michael Jean Francois Capponi cordially invite you to a Private Reception In honor of His Excellency Michel Martelly President of the Republic of Haiti on Saturday. June 25, 2011 starting at 7:00pm at Soho
Beach House, 4385 Collins Avenue, This is the President's first official visit to Miami, celebra...

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June 24, 2011
Woman shot outside workplace

A gunman shot a woman in the lower body as she exited a vehicle in the parking lot of the Fourth Terrace Diagnostic Center early yesterday, police said.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson told The Nassau Guardian the woman was in stable condition in hospital.

The woman, who is said to be an employee of the diagnostic center, was preparing to open the establishment at about 8 a.m...

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June 23, 2011
New president of Haiti to make first official visit to Miami

Miami Beach, FLORIDA -
The Honorable Ralph Latortue Consulate General of Haiti in Miami and
Mr. Michael Jean Francois Capponi cordially invite you to a Private

Reception In honor of

His Excellency

Michel Martelly President of the
Republic of Haiti on Saturday. June 25, 2011 starting at 7:00pm at Soho
Beach House, 4385 Collins Avenue,

This is the President's first
official visit to Miami, ...

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June 23, 2011
New president of Haiti to make first official visit to Miami

Miami Beach, FLORIDA -
The Honorable Ralph Latortue Consulate General of Haiti in Miami and
Mr. Michael Jean Francois Capponi cordially invite you to a Private

Reception In honor of

His Excellency

Michel Martelly President of the
Republic of Haiti on Saturday. June 25, 2011 starting at 7:00pm at Soho
Beach House, 4385 Collins Avenue,

This is the President's first
official visit to Miami, ...

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Soccer squad set to take on Turks and Caicos
June 30, 2011
Soccer squad set to take on Turks and Caicos

The mission for The Bahamas' senior men's national soccer team is quite clear. For the players chosen to represent the country in the first game of a home-and-away series, this weekend in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, the goal is to come back with a win.

The 18-member squad knows that a win, on their opponent's home turf, will increase their chances of qualifying for the Confederation of No...

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Hat parade turns heads
June 30, 2011
Hat parade turns heads

The 10 women vying for the Miss Gospel Bahamas crown were encouraged to identify their purpose and take full advantage of it, by reigning queen Shenique Gray at their recent High Tea and Hat Show Gala held in the gardens of the Bahamas National Trust.

"Give it your all, no matter how hard or how tough it gets.  Remember that you have a goal.  Remember that at the end of the day you want to be c...

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July 04, 2011
Bahamas Defeats Turks and Caicos in CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos - Nesly Jean scored two goals and the Bahamas defeated host Turks and Caicos Islands 4-0 in the first leg of their World Cup qualifying series on Saturday.

The visitors maintained firm control from the opening whistle, with
Jean netting his first in the 32nd minute and Cameron Hepple converting a penalty three minutes later.

Jean completed his brace at the h...

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July 04, 2011
Trial dates set for six murder cases

Senior Supreme Court Justice Jon Isaacs on Friday set trial dates for six murder cases, which were committed to the Supreme Court through the voluntary bill of indictment (VBI) process, during an arraignment exercise.

Five of those cases received 2012 trial dates and one will be tried this year.
Attorney General John Delaney recently touted the voluntary bill of indictment process as a way to ...

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