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2011 List of emergency shelters

WESTERN DISTRICT (NEW PROVIDENCE)

Bahamas Association for the Physically Disabled
Dolphin Drive  (242)322-2393/328-1020
 
Church of God of Prophecy Gambier
Gambier Village  (242) 322-3097/322-3241
 
Hillview Seventh day Adventist Church
Tonique Williams-Darling Drive  (242) 361-8683
 
Mount Moriah Baptist Church
Farrington Road (242) 323-1747
 
New Providence Community Centre
Blake Road (242) 327-1660
 
Workers House
Tonique Williams-Darling Drive
  
CENTRAL DISTRICT (NEW PROVIDENCE)
 
Calvary Bible Church
Collins Avenue (242) 326-0800
 
Church of God of Prophecy
East & Lifebouy Streets  (242) 322-8376
 
Church of God of Prophecy Augusta & Patton Streets
 
Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church
St Charles Vincent Street (242) 322-8161
 
Salvation Army
Meadow and West Streets (242) 323-5608
 
St. Barnabas Anglican Church
Blue Hill and Wulff Roads  (242) 323-5995
 
St. John's Baptist Cathedral Educational Building
Augusta & South Streets
 
 
EASTERN DISTRICT (NEW PROVIDENCE)

Church of God Auditorium
Joe Farrington Road
 
Epworth Hall at Shirley Street
St. James Road (242) 393-7398
 
Epiphany Anglican Church
Prince Charles Drive  242-364-2884 / 242-324-7639
 
Holy Cross Anglican Church
Soldier Road  (242) 393-2428
 
Kemp Road Union Baptist Church
Kemp Road (242) 393-5932
 
Pilgrim Baptist Church
St. James Road  (242) 393-3644
 
Salvation Army
Mackey Street
(242) 393-2340
(242) 393-2745
(242) 393-2100
 
St. Mary's Hall, St. Augustine
Bernard Road, Fox Hill  (242) 324-1511
 
 
SOUTHERN DISTRICT (NEW PROVIDENCE)

Agape Full Gospel Baptist Church
Kennedy Subdivision (242) 328-6937
 
Golden Gates Assembly
Carmichael Road  (242) 361-3347
 
Goodnews Seventh-day Adventist Church
Flamingo Gardens
 
New Bethlehem Baptist Church
Independence Drive  (242) 341-8432
 
Southwest Cathedral Church of God
Carmichael Road  (242) 341-2601

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Pregnant woman murdered

A pregnant woman was gunned down a few feet away from the intersection of Prince Charles Drive and Beatrice Drive, in front of a little boy, around 10:30 last night.
Two ambulances showed up at the scene but quickly left after EMS personnel pronounced the woman dead.
The woman was reportedly visiting a man at a building under construction where her car was parked. She became the 91st murder victim in The Bahamas for the year so far.
On July 30, a pregnant woman was one of three people murdered in the Carmichael area.
The identity of last night's murder victim was not immediately known. Police Superintendent Stephen Dean said the motive for the murder was also not known and no one was in custody.
This latest murder comes as police face a decreasing murder detection rate. As the murder count climbs, so is the number of cases that remain under investigation.
Police have closed 38 of the murder cases this year, according to Assistant Commissioner Anthony Ferguson. That's 42 percent of the murder cases for the year so far. But Ferguson said in the next several weeks he expects the detection rate to improve as police get closer to closing a number of the recent murders.
Four months ago when the murder count stood at 40, the police's detection rate was 56 percent, with 23 of those cases closed. But police have faced increased levels of crime since then.
Since April 18, 49 murders have been recorded.
In July alone, there were 20 murders -- the most in any one month in recorded history. So far this month there have been six murders. Last weekend, three people were killed in separate incidents.
On August 12, high school graduate Courtney McKenzie, 17, of Exuma, was stabbed to death allegedly during an argument with a man while at a home in Moss Town.
The following day in New Providence, Stepheno Fowler, 27, of Bain Town, was shot while walking on a track road between West Street and Hospital Lane.
Onieka Johnson, 21, of San Salvador, was stabbed on that island on Sunday.  Her body was found at the exclusive Club Med Resort, where she worked as a security guard.
Last year this same time, the murder count stood at 58.  The 90th murder of 2010 didn't take place until December 6.
Months ago the Central Detective Unit (CDU) homicide division received additional manpower in response to the increase in murders.
CDU chief, Superintendent Paul Rolle said the number of investigative teams increased from four to six.
Officers from CDU are appealing to anyone with information on any murders that occurred this year or in previous years to contact the police at 911, 919, CDU at 502-9991 or Crime Stoppers at 328-TIPS.

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Dengue fears driving insect repellant sales

The outbreak of dengue fever in New Providence is driving the sale of the popular insect repellant OFF!.
One consumer said in an interview that she went to two stores before being able to get the item.
"I went to the smaller stores in the Carmichael area - the Chinese stores," Margaret Beneby said.
"They were both out.  Their stocks were not probably major to begin with, but I was told that OFF! was their biggest seller."
Justina Adderley had a similar experience.
"I went to Supervalue in Cable Beach last week looking for OFF! because my mom is going to Harbour Island and we asked the worker and he said they were out," she said.
That store has since replenished it's stock, according to a representative.
Nikki Simmons, marketing manager at City Market, told The Nassau Guardian that OFF! is also moving off their shelves quickly.
Simmons said sales picked up over the last three weeks.  Sales increased further, she added, following a press conference held at the Ministry of Health last week when Dr. Hubert Minnis revealed a growth in the number of reported dengue fever cases.
Simmons said City Market is in the process of ordering additional shipments of OFF!.
"We're being as proactive as we can," she said.
Additionally, the chain has been giving out informational flyers to its customers, Simmons said.
Last week, health officials reported that there were more than 1,500 recorded cases of dengue fever in New Providence.
However, that number likely has grown significantly, as scores of people continue to flock to public and private health care facilties with symptoms of the virus.  Symptoms include fever, headache, eye pain and joint pain.
The large number of cases this year has burdened the public health care system.
The government has urged citizens to ensure there is no standing water in their yards in order to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds. The Aedes aegypti mosquito is responsible for spreading the virus.
Over the past week there have been an average of 100 reported cases per day of dengue fever, according to estimates from the Ministry of Health.

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Murders up eight percent

Murders increased by eight percent between January 1 and May 23, 2014, compared to the same period in 2013, according to The Nassau Guardian's records.
There were 46 murders recorded during this period compared to the 50 murders recorded this year so far.
In the last week, five people have been murdered in the country.
All of those murders took place on New Providence.
The most recent victim was shot dead outside a business on Lightbourn Avenue, off Farrington Road, around 5:45 a.m. Friday.
On Wednesday morning, a man was found dead inside a public restroom near Mermaid Boulevard, off Carmichael Road.
There have been 10 murders this month so far.
There were 12 murders in April.
Seven deaths have not been classified to date, including the four bodies found on April 3 on Anguilla Cay.
The bodies had tires placed on top of them and were burnt beyond recognition, according to authorities.
While Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade has provided indications of the murder trend in recent months, he has not released crime statistics for 2014.
In April, Greenslade said violent crimes with the exception of murder were trending downward.
Authorities have recently expressed concerns that crime could negatively impact tourism.
Minister of National Security Dr. Bernard Nottage said on May 6 he was "personally satisfied" that the government is on the right track in the fight against crime, adding that the crime problem will not be fixed overnight.

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Clarence Earl Smith, 69

Clarence Earl Smith, 69, of Dolphin Drive, The Grove West, will be held on Saturday at 11am at St Gregory's Anglican Church, Carmichael Road. Officiting will be Father Atma Budah assisted by other ministers of Religion. Cremation will follow.

He is survived by his wife Minister Sheila Smith, children Clarence Jr. (CJ), Cutell Miller, Pacino, Rev. Reno Smith, Pamela Bowe, Linda Smith, Adopted daughters Sharon Bullock, Pamala Crispo, Sisters Brenda Johnson, Charlene Smith, Elizabeth Taylor, and Cheryl Smith; brothers William and Ricardo Smith. Grand Children Dwjuan and Dwayne Miller, Shavar Rahming, Michael and Danard Yasmin, Britney, Revanno Bronique, Michael Mariam, Aunts, Mizie Hanna of ...

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Two charged with Long Island drug bust

One of the suspects charged in relation to a $1.3 million marijuana seizure appeared before a magistrate on his birthday.
Amal Pratt, of Step Street, Fox Hill, who turned 25 yesterday, and 20-year-old Balls Alley resident Randy Munnings, made their initial appearance before Magistrate Andrew Forbes in connection with the seizure of 1,304 pounds of marijuana at Long Island on April 23.
The men, who were both represented by attorney Shaka Serville, pleaded not guilty to charges of drug possession with intent to supply, conspiracy to possess drugs with intent to supply, drug importation and conspiracy to import drugs.
Forbes remanded the men to Her Majesty's Prisons because he does not have the jurisdiction to grant bail.
However, Forbes advised them of their right to seek bail in the Supreme Court.
They return to court for the start of their trial on September 9.
Also appearing in the same court was Ricardo Morgan, a Jamaican man who is married to a Bahamian.
Morgan, 36, pleaded guilty to marijuana possession after police arrested him with a joint on April 24.
Despite Morgan's marital status, he does not have Bahamian citizenship.
His lawyer Michael Kemp asked the magistrate to grant Morgan an absolute discharge and remand him to the Carmichael Road Detention Centre.
Kemp said Morgan deserved the right to be with his wife and four sons. Forbes said that Morgan's work permit had expired in 2010 and he had technically overstayed his time in the country.
Forbes convicted Morgan and gave him the option of paying a $500 fine or spending three months in prison.
He ordered Morgan deported.

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Lorenzo Smiley Gilbert, 71

Funeral Service for the late Lorenzo “Smiley” Gilbert, 71, of Sunshine Park, New Providence will be held on Saturday February 25th, 2012 at Golden Gates Assembly Outreach Ministries, Carmichael Road at 2:00p.m. Officiating will be Bishop Ross Davis, assisted by other ministers of the gospel. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery.

He is survived by his Wife: Merrilyn Patricia Nottage – Gilbert, Sons: Tyrone Lorenzo Pinder-Gilbert, Anthony (of Grand Bahama), Perry Sr. (of Grand Bahama), Tyrone David Sr., Steven and Neil Gilbert, Daughters: Linda J. Hield (Of Grand Bahama), Julie Roberts, Latisha Carey, and Michelle Gilbert, Sisters: Helen Hall, Marie Saund ...

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DNA North Andros candidate supports push for clean register

Democratic National Alliance (DNA) candidate for North Andros and the Berry Islands Randy Butler said he will be in North Andros today attending the hearing into allegations of voter fraud in the constituency, and fully supports there being a clean register.
"If there are mistakes I think [this] would be a good opportunity to fix them," said Butler.
"If there are people that are intentionally doing something, I think they should feel the brunt of the law."
Butler, the CEO of SkyBahamas, spoke to The Nassau Guardian yesterday via telephone while he was campaigning in the Berry Islands.
Claims of voter fraud emerged two weeks ago when Free National Movement (FNM) MP for Carmichael and candidate for North Andros and the Berry Islands, Desmond Bannister, said he had a list of 36 names of registered voters in the constituency who were flown in by Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) operatives.
"These persons have taken an oath and have been registered to vote in the North Andros and the Berry Islands constituency," said Bannister at a press conference recently.
"This is an act of deception that can lead to prosecution, and it is an act that we will expose in the interest of protecting our vibrant Bahamian democracy."
Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Perry Christie has strongly rejected the assertion that PLP operatives are facilitating illegal registration of voters.
Butler said as a newcomer to politics he can only advocate for a clean register.
"I believe it's the parliamentary commissioner's job to make sure of that," said Butler.
"If there is any concern that the candidate or the people have, I think they have the right to report it.
"We'll see how it goes and that's what I like about this democratic society."
Parliamentary Commissioner Errol Bethel revealed on Wednesday that 30 people will have their eligibility to vote in the constituency challenged today at a public hearing.
PLP Deputy Leader Philip Brave Davis said his party will be representing three of the registered voters in question.
Davis speculated to The Nassau Guardian on Wednesday that if some people who registered in the area are not eligible, they may have been confused by recent amendments to the Parliamentary Elections Act -- specifically the changes to the definition of what it means to be ordinarily resident -- and did not deliberately try to defraud the election process.
Bannister claimed, however, that once the initial hearings have taken place, he will present another list of names to the parliamentary commissioner.

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Man dies in hospital following head-on collision

Police yesterday said a head-on collision on Monday night involving a motorcycle and a sedan left a man in his mid-30s dead.
According to police reports, the driver of a white 2000 Nissan Sentra traveling south along Iguana Way, collided with a motorcyclist traveling in the opposite direction shortly before 5 p.m.
The operator of the motorbike received severe injuries and was take to hospital via a private vehicle.  However, he succumbed to his injuries shortly after arriving at the hospital, police said.
The victim was identified by police last night as Delsworth James-Curry, 31, a resident of Wingate Drive off Carmichael Road.
Police press liaison officer Sergeant Chrislyn Skippings told The Nassau Guardian it was not yet clear who was at fault for the accident.
 
 
 

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WANTED: Prison Escapee - Frederick Neely

Nassau, Bahamas - 

Police are requesting your assistance in locating 29 year old FREDERICK GREEN aka FREDERICK NEELY of CARMICHAEL ROAD.

Fredrick is described as having dark brown complexion, medium build and stands at 5'11" tall.

Police want to question this suspect reference to ESCAPING LAWFUL CUSTODY.

According to police reports around...

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Harold Herbert King, 85

Funeral service for Harold Herbert King, 85, a resident of Donahue Terrace, Carmichael Road, & formerly of Knowles, Cat Island, who died on 20th February, 2012, will be held at Transfiguration Baptist Church, Market & Vesey Streets, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Stephen E. Thompson, assisted by Rev. Basil Johnson, Rev. Sherma Bowe & Rev. Brazil McDonald. Interment follows in The Western Cemetery, Nassau Street.

Harold’s life and legacy lives on in the lives of his children: Terrence sr. & [Sherry-Ann], Cardinal & [Fiona], Deaconess Julieann King- Ferguson Alfred [great Britton] Denroyd Kelly Sr., Suzette Minns, Flore ...

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Minister alleges voter fraud

Education Minister Desmond Bannister yesterday promised to reveal the full details today on what he says is widespread voter fraud in North Andros, a constituency he will run in for the Free National Movement in the upcoming election.
Bannister told The Nassau Guardian he has already turned over some of the names of people involved to Parliamentary Commissioner Errol Bethel.
"North Andros has been the bedrock of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP)," Bannister said.
"They are desperate. They will do anything inside or outside the law to retain North Andros."
Bannister, the current member of Parliament for Carmichael, insisted, "I have the facts."
Bethel told The Nassau Guardian yesterday he was checking into the claims raised by the minister and did not want to go into any details because he had only recently started his probe.
The parliamentary commissioner faced scathing criticisms from Election Court judges after the last general election and after the 2010 Elizabeth by-election.
The justices pointed to egregious failures in the parliamentary registration system.
This approaching election will be the first major test of the Parliamentary Registration Department since those criticisms.
While Bannister wished not to say yesterday how many names he turned over to the parliamentary commissioner, Bethel said one list included 30 names and another included 12 names.
"I have to check to find out what the situation is," Bethel said.
On Friday night, PLP Leader Perry Christie challenged the parliamentary commissioner to verify the accuracy of the voter's register and determine whether any fraud has taken place.
Christie said Bannister has talked "nonsense about registering dead people right here in North Andros".
"It's pathetic and it's untrue," said Christie, who spoke at the opening of the PLP's North Andros constituency office.
"I want to call upon the parliamentary commissioner to verify the accuracy of the voter's list and say to him any evidence of fraud -- and believe me the fraud won't be PLP fraud -- he should turn over to the police immediately.
"That's what I say tonight. That's what I say here. Do your job. Look for fraud. If you find it, turn it [over] to the police."
Bannister told The Nassau Guardian yesterday he will make a public statement today "which will deal with a number of things".
"One of them has to do with the manner in which PLP operatives have been flying persons into North Andros to register to vote and they're not entitled to do it," he said.
"And members of the media, I will be able to provide them with the names so that they can follow up and do their own investigation."
Bannister will go head to head with Dr. Perry Gomez, the PLP's North Andros candidate, and Captain Randy Butler, who is the Democratic National Alliance's candidate for the constituency.
On Friday night, Gomez was endorsed by several prominent individuals, including his brother Archbishop Drexel Gomez, who highlighted to PLP supporters his brother's accomplishments and values.
Bannister yesterday suggested that the archbishop's presence on a political stage was inappropriate.
"How ethical is it for an archbishop to be talking at a political rally?" he asked.
He called Archbishop Gomez, Dame Marguerite Pindling and former Governor General A. D. Hanna (who all attended the event) "a geriatric group" brought out by the PLP to campaign for Gomez.
"If you look at the last election campaign and you look at a report the PLP did, the PLP cannot attract the young people of this country," said Bannister, who was referring to the Greenberg Quinlan Rosner report commissioned by the PLP after the last election.

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Dwight George Poitier, 50

Funeral Service for Dwight George Poitier, 50, a resident of Grosham Drive off Carmichael Road formerly of Bamboo Town and the Bluff, Cat Island will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 10am at Southland Church of God Soldier Road. Officiating will be Bishop Tueton Stubbs assisted by Rev. Dr. Joseph Smith. Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, JFK Drive.

Left to cherish his loving memories are: his wife: Registered Nurse Eldora Poitier; two children : Eldoran Miller and Tramaine Poitier; his mother: Bettymae Poitier; his grandparents: Emmanuel and Bernice Poitier of the New Bight Cat Island; his grandaunt: Brandhilda Dawkins; his fathers-in-law: James Munroe Sr. and Arnold Ferg ...

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Christie says FNM hiding over economy

By DANA SMITH

dsmith@tribunemedia.net

THE FNM is hiding behind the global recession, hoping Bahamians will not notice how they've bungled the economy, PLP leader Perry Christie said.

He pointed to tax hikes, high unemployment, the increasing national debt, record crime rates and cost overruns on the ongoing road works, as issues that have been "mismanaged" by the government.

Speaking at the party's Carmichael constituency launch on Monday night in support of PLP candidate Dr Daniel Johnson, Mr Christie told constituents he sees himself as the "bridge" between the late Sir Lynden Pindling and "the new generation of PLP leaders."

He said: "We all share a ...

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Wilfred R Rolle, 76

Funeral Service for Wilfred R Rolle  age 76 years a resident of  Nicholls Court, Yellow Elder Gardens and formerly of Rolleville Exuma,  will be held Thursday May 10th 2012,  11:00 a.m. at Carmichael Baptist Holiness Church, Carmichael Road. Officiating will be  Rev Paul J McPhee, Pastor Gertrude Miller, Minister Wilfred Rose, assisted by other Ministers.  Interment will be made in Old Trail Cemetery, Abundant Life Road.
LEFT TO CHERISH HIS MEMORIES ARE: (Predeceased by his mate of over 40 years Mary Johnson)  One step granddaughter  Andrea Rahmning, NINETEEN NIECES: Shirleymae Lightbourne, Eloise Johnson , Phyllis Knowles, Lovely Johnson, Doramae Cartwright, Nola Rolle, Paula Rolle, Betty Gibson, Judy Munroe, Lisa Storr, Shantell, Tanya, Bridgette, Michelle, Norma, Kishna, Katrina, Shakera and Theodosia Rolle. TWENTY-ONE NEPHEWS: Leroy Rolle Sr. & Edney Rolle, Elijah Wright, Johnny & Anthony Moxey,  Ramont Gibson, Philip Lightbourne , Glenn Rahming, Roscoe Knowles Sir,  Herbert Johnson, Henry, Jason, Gerard, Bruno & Leroy Rolle Jr., Perry, Marvin, Lamont, Kareem & Roscoe Knowles Jr, Edsil Cartwright. GRANDNIECES: Amanda Rahming, Tiffany Ferguson-Davis, Nysheena Cartwright, Shavonna Culmer. GRANDNEPHEWS: Gabriel Rahming, Nycoda, Cord & Cordaro Cartwright, , Lenny Johnson and Steven Ferguson. NUMEROUS OTHER RELATIVES & FRIENDS INCLUDING:  Ivan Deveaux and family, Elder Ruth Flowers & family, Ethlyn Rolle & family, Mrs. Lela Clarke & family, Sonia Thompson & family, Patrica Rolle & Family, Myra Sturrup, Rayangelo Seymour, Ms. Betty, Ms. Marionette Strachan and family, Ms. Eugie Hepburn,Jestina Neely, Sister Gibson, Geofrey Curry, Rosita McKenzie, Cedric Williams, Ezekiel and Rocker Williams, Cleveland & Clarence Rolle, Freeman, Zinc, Rev. Charlie Rolle & family, Rev. Salate Rolle & family, Rev. Stafford Munnings & family, Tanel Clarke, Mae, Alice & Viola Rolle, Adam Rolle & family, Irene Boston, Idell  Gibson & Family, The  Yellow Elder family, The Rolleville Community, Emeretta & Christina Munnings, The Good Samaritan Home for the Aged (Including Olive) and all of the helpful staff there, Doctors and Nurses at Princess Margaret Hospital Male Medical two and one, Pastor Paul Mcphee & family and many more too numerous to mention.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Cedar Crest Funeral Home, Robinson Road & First Street on  Wednesday from 12:00 noon to 6:00p.m. and  at  the church on Thursday from 9:00a.m.. until to service time.

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PM condemns violence

Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham last night condemned violence and anti-social behavior on the campaign trail.
"The PLP (Progressive Liberal Party) are acting more and more unruly as they get more and more desperate," said Ingraham, who spoke at the official opening of the Free National Movement's (FNM) constituency office in Carmichael.
"Don't forget that during the BTC (Bahamas Telecommunications Company privatization) debate, senior PLPs demonstrated alongside known criminal elements. If it wasn't for the police the House of Assembly could have been overrun."
The prime minister pointed out that police are now investigating an alleged incident in Grand Bahama on Saturday, concerning people in a vehicle in an FNM motorcade being sprayed with a fire extinguisher from another vehicle not a part of the FNM's motorcade.
Ingraham revealed last night, "As many as six people were affected in ways requiring medical attention.
"One such person was the young daughter of our candidate for East Grand Bahama, Peter Turnquest, and another was a lady whose asthma was badly affected and who continues to experience respiratory problems.
"Several others also are experiencing headaches, fatigue and eye and throat discomfort, requiring them to take antibiotics and in some instances to remain away from their jobs."
Ingraham told the crowd in Carmichael that there is no fire extinguisher big enough to put out the FNM's torch.
The torch is the long-time symbol of the FNM. The crab is the Progressive Liberal Party's (PLP) symbol.
"Keep the fire burning," Ingraham said. "Crab season or not, if any crabs were involved in that incident, we hope the police catch them."
As PLP Leader Perry Christie did the night before, Ingraham urged supporters not to be provoked.
"Furthermore, unlike that half-hearted statement by Christie, I want to be clear. We will tolerate absolutely no violence of any sort by our people," the prime minister said.
"We will conduct ourselves in a non-violent and peaceful manner. Just remember, there's more than one way to catch a crab."
On Saturday night, Ingraham said two rallies should not take place in Grand Bahama on the same night, as they were stretching the resources of police.
He noted that the FNM announced its rally in advance of the PLP.

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Carmichael Primary School Book Club Launched

Nassau, Bahamas - At the
Carmichael Primary School Book Club March 24, 2012, Royal Bahamas Defence Force
Petty Officer and well known writer of poetry, Matthew Rolle, brings closing
remarks. The RBDF Marching Band brought activities to a close.

Photos enclosed...

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Sports Blast 4 karate tournament kicks off today

Martial arts fans are in for a treat this weekend when the Sports Blast 4, Open Karate tournament kicks off today.The event which caters to the youth and adult martial artists will be held today at Bahamas Faith Ministries, on Carmichael Road. The tournament starts at 9 a.m. If you are into Karta hard and soft, point sparring, continuos fighting, extreme Karta and grappling then you don't want to miss this event.

Some five schools from around New Providence have signed up for the tournament. Among the schools are Bison Institute, SSSâEUR^and Smokies Karate school. Today's event is all about bragging rights and tournament facilitator Sensei Jason Basden said all the instructors are ready.

"This tournament should be a spectacular event," said Basden. "I am looking forward to seeing some good fights. It is going to be good competition especially in the fighting division. We have all age categories that will be represented. I'am sure that every school will come and bring their best students and competitors. Everyone will play a role in this championship tournament."

All winners will receive trophies. The fun-filled, family-orientated event, according to Elnathan Rolle is being used as a fundraiser. A team will be selected to compete in the upcoming Pan American Games. Plans are also in the making to attend the Circuit Fall tournament in Florida.

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112 in the running for Primary School Student of the Year title

After a three-month nationwide search, 112 of the country's best and brightest primary school students have been nominated to represent their respective schools at the 16th annual Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Awards Program. The students are vying for the top title of National Primary School Student of the Year, which will be announced on Saturday, May 19. But the finalists and nominees will share in $100,000 in scholarships and prizes.
Primary schools throughout the country nominated one student from their institution they felt would be deserving of national recognition, and of being among the who's who in primary schools in The Bahamas.
The program recognizes those students who have demonstrated excellent academic achievement, leadership ability, campus and community involvement and good citizenship, according to Ricardo P. Deveaux, president and chief executive officer of the Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation.
The competition, which was established in 1997, is sponsored by the Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation, in partnership with the Bahamas Pan-Hellenic Council. The program was founded to fill a void to salute younger achievers, because it was felt that major emphasis was being placed on the achievements of high school students.
The judges will have a difficult task to identify the 2012 winner, because each nominee goes into the program qualified to be selected. The judges are Jacqueline Bethel, chair; Autherine Turnquest-Hanna, deputy chair; Philip Stubbs, chief tally judge; Beryl Armbrister, Deborah Bartlett, Rubyann Darling, Zelma Dean, Lionel Elliott, Tyrone Fitzgerald, Sister Mary Benedict Pratt and Stuart Howell.
To date, 1,302 students have been recognized in the awards program and $700,000 has been presented in scholarships and prizes.

oThe award ceremony will be held at Golden Gates World Outreach Ministries on Carmichael Road. Additional information on the 2012 awards ceremony can be found on the foundation's website www.bahamaspstoy.org, or by contacting the foundation's office at (242) 364-4889. You can also assist by sponsoring a student as a trophy, travel or scholarship sponsor.

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Malvese Laverne Marley Neely, 46

Funeral Service for the Late Malvese Laverne "Marley" Neely, 46 years of Curtis Street, Bain Town, will be held on Saturday April 21st, 11:00 a.m. at Bahamas Christian Fellowship Centre, Carmichael Road. Apostle Kelson Miller assisted by Pastor Harry Dean will officiate. Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, John F. Kennedy Drive.
She is survived by Her Father: Pedro Neely; 4 Children: Drayson Neely, Gregory Rolle, Marcandy Gibson and Ashley Johnson; 1 Grandchild: Patience Williams; 3 Brothers: Peter, Keith and Alexander Neely; 9 Sisters: Rosemary Higgs, Sharon Gibson, Jennifer Grant, Carolyn Gordon, Ethlyn Davis. Sylvia Grant, Jacqueline Hall, Pamela Moss and Denise Colebrooke; 3 Sister In-Laws: Denise, Cynthia and Taffica Neely; 8 Brother In-Laws: Kenneth Higgs, Michael Gibson, Ira Grant, Harold Gordon, Ricardo Davis, Dwight Grant, Don Hall and Andrew Moss; Nieces and Nephews: Rosemary Higgs and Family, Kenya Moss, Kendra Bowe, Kenria Kelly, Kennetha McCartney, Kenise Higgs, Kenneth Higgs Jr., Kenrick Higgs. Bethany and Ricardo Moss, Alexander and Marcus Bowe, Rachel Kelly, Troy Kelly Sr. and Jr., Brandon Bowe, Terry McCartney, Sharon Gibson and Family: Michaella, Michael Daniel Gibson, Courtney Caulibily, Jennifer Grant and Family, Ira Grant Jr., Shaquielle and Ebony Grant, Carolyn Gordon And Family, Karon And Takia Gordon, Ethlyn Davis and Family, Riccardo Davis Jr., Sylvia Grant and Family: Dwight Jr., Travis, Justin and Letisha Grant, Jacqueline Hall and Family, Vashtai Hall, Peter Neely and Family, Andenesia, Peter Jr., Miguel And Andi Neely, Keith Neely and Family, Wendira, Genese, Keith Jr., Kevaughn, Kemar and Andre, Alexander Neely and Family, Alexandria and Alexander Neely Jr., Denise Colebrooke: Tanya, Antonio, Shakira and Anthony Butler, Christine Cooper (Deceased), Tanya and Shivargo; 1 Uncle: Elisha Forbes; 3 Aunts: Pearlene Lawrence, Leona Neely and Miriam Forbes; Cousins: Gloria and Herbert Curtis and Family Blooming Mackey, Elizabeth and Isreal Bain and Family, The Whyms Family, Esther Brown and Family, Shirley Rolle, Sheila Rolle,Sandra Lightbourne, Beverly Neely, Leroy, Fredrick, Roscoe Neely, Debbie, Deborah, Elizabeth, Lillian, Lisa, Monique, Denise, Ursula, Elisha, Phillip, Raymond, Mark, Caleb, Anthony, Hillman, Angnes, Mabel And Family, Elizabeth, Ella, Esther, Alfred, Donna, Eddie, Lawrence, Sterling, Eunice Woods, Ella Lewis, Maydene, Ordell Wendalneely, Pastor Jeremiah Duncombe And Family,Floce1ta Nottage and Family and Dominique. Other Relatives and Friends: Arthur Johnson and Family, John and Veronica Forbes and Family, Deborah Fawkes Family, Tenille Nixon and Family, Delores McKenzie and Family, Cheryl Knowles and Family, Christine Cummings and Family Nicholas Braynen And Family, Rodger Duvalier and Family, The Farrington Family, Claudette Davilmar and Family, Sophie & Trevor Taylor and Family, Derek Goodman and Family, Amos Saunders and Family, The Bain Town Community, Mr C.B, Moss and Family, Trevor Hanna, Patrick Taylor, Dr. Norman Gay, Dr Bernard Nottage, Taria Saunders and Family, Marinette Rolle and Family, Enid Clarke and Family, Iris, Marco, Carldelores, Joanne Johnson and Family, Management and Staff Of Airport Authority, Apostle Kelson Miller & Born Again Deliverance Ministries, Bishop George Duncombe & Little Jerusalem Apostolic Church, Apostle Christopher Russell & Christian Tabernacle Church Family, Apostle Paul & Elder Maxine Butler, Jerome Moss And Family, Apostle Paul And Elder Maxine Butler, Jerome Moss And Family, The Belizair Family, Darnell Dorsett And Family, Doctors And Nurses At The Accident and Emergency at P.M.H., Private Medical Records And Maternity Ward Of The Princess Margaret Hospital.
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 at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

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