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The Bahamas started strong at CARIFTA

HAMILTON, Bermuda - It didn't take long for The Bahamas to make a statement at these 41st CARIFTA Games here in Hamilton, Bermuda.
In the first session of the games Saturday morning, The Bahamas picked up three medals - a silver and two bronze. Two of those medals came in the same event as Androsian Tamara Myers, and Antonique Butler finished second and third in the Under-20 Girls Triple Jump. The other bronze medal, which was The Bahamas' first medal of these regional championships, came from Drexel Maycock in the Under-17 Boys Shot Put.
Maycock had a best throw of 15.67 meters (m) - 51' 5" - for the bronze medal. It was a personal best throw for him and more than half of a meter better than what he did at the Colina CARIFTA Trials.
"I feel real good about it," said Maycock. "The weather over here is cool and it was very windy, and that might have thrown me off a bit but I did the best that I can so I'm happy with it. I'm not disappointed at all because it was a personal best for me. There is always room for improvement so I just have to keep working at it and continue to get better," he added.
In that event, Demar Gayle from Jamaica won the gold medal with a best throw of 17.31m (56' 9-1/2"), and Trinidadian Kenejah Williams secured the silver with a best effort of 16.75m (54' 11-1/2"). Bahamian D'Varj Smith also competed in that event, and finished eighth with a distance of 13.62m (44' 8-1/4").
"I felt bad because I wasn't able to do a personal best but it's a learning process," said Smith who was competing in his first CARIFTA Games. "I was able to gain a lot of experience so that was good. I'm coming back next time to win it. I'm used to this breezy weather so I don't think that was a factor. I just wasn't at my best today."
In the Under-20 Girls Triple Jump, Myers had a best jump of 11.62 meters (m) - 38' 1-1/2" - for the silver, while Butler brought home the bronze medal with a best distance of 11.43m (37' 6"). Jamaican Sabina Allen won the gold medal with a jump of 12.18m (39' 11-1/2"). For Myers, it was her second consecutive CARIFTA silver medal in the event, while Butler improved from a sixth place finish a year ago, to the bronze medal position this time.
"I'm a little disappointed because I really wanted to go out as the gold medalist," said Myers Saturday morning. "I had some problems with my technique today, but I'll just continue to work at it and hopefully, I'll continue to get better."
Butler said that she satisfied with the bronze. It was her first ever CARIFTA medal.
"It's an awesome feeling," she said. "We did as well as we could have and to come out with two medals in the same event feels good. I was a little disappointed for Tamara because I know she really wanted the gold but that is how it goes sometimes," she added.
Also here at the National Sports Centre in Hamilton on Saturday morning, Miquel Roach cleared 1.55m (5' 1") to finish fourth in the Under-17 Girls High Jump. Jamaican Jehvania Whyte won the gold medal in that event with a height of 1.60m (5' 3"), Nargaclis Statie of Curacao settled for the silver medal with an identical height as Whyte but suffering more knockdowns, and Samara Spencer, of Jamaica, won the bronze medal with the same height as Roach but having fewer knockdowns.
"It was tough because I had just ran the hurdles and still had the shot put to go, but I'm satisfied with the effort I gave," said Roach. "My legs were a little weak so I probably didn't do as good as I could have done but I tried my best so I'm satisfied," she added.
As she mentioned, Roach had just ran the 100m hurdles, competing in the Girls Pentathlon. She finished fifth in that event in 17.99 seconds, and tossed the shot put 6.74m (22' 1-1/2"), for a total of 807 points after two events in the Girls Pentahlon. She is the only Bahamian in that event.
Also competing in the Under-17 Girls High Jump was Vinisa Beneby. Young Beneby finished sixth with a best clearance of 1.50m (4' 11").
Disappointing results came for The Bahamas in the Under-20 Boys Discus, as DeAngelo Nottage had a best throw of 41.58m (136' 5") which was only good enough for seventh place, and Gerrard Burrows struggled with his technique for the duration of the tournament. He brought up the rear in ninth place, as he failed to get in a good throw.
"I think that anxiety got the best of me today and then after that, the wind picked up but overall," said Burrows who was competing on his first CARIFTA team. "I'm disappointed because a personal best would have gotten me a silver medal in this event. I think that the weather was definitely a factor today. That threw me off," he added.
Heading into the evening session on the first day of competition, The Bahamas was still looking for its first gold medal of these CARIFTA Championships. Meanwhile, Jamaica had already won four gold medals.

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New thrust in food processing

Food
processing has taken on added impetus thanks to a new unit established
by Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC).

Headed by Senior Food Processing Officer Tonjia Burrows, it recently
completed a series of workshops on how to add value to locally grown
produce.

"We throw away far too much food that could be preserved in various
forms and used when needed," said BAIC executive chairman Edison M Key...

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Paul Anthony Knowles, 64

Funeral Service for the Late Paul Anthony Knowles, 64 years of Virginia Street, will be held on Saturday March 31st, 10:00 a.m. at Christ Church Cathedral, George Street. Rev. Fr. Colin Saunders assisted by the Very Rev'd. Patrick Adderley and Rev. Colin Humes will officiate. Interment will follow in the Western Cemetery, Augusta Street.

He is survived by 1 Son: Paul Knowles II; 1 Daughter: Chauntell Knowles-Williams,
1 Adopted Brother: Frank Gallagher; 4 Sisters: Alma Albury-Thompson, Maud Antoinette Outten, Berthlyn Culmer and Rose Gibson; 1 Son-in-law: Anthony Williams Sr.; 1 Brother-in-law: Naaman Culmer; 1 Sister-in-law: Pamela Knowles
Grandchildren: Anthony Jr., Julia, Shaniah & Antoine Williams, Perez Hepburn, Janine "Angel" McKenzie, Pedrareka Morley, Quindesha, Rahae, Rashean, Paul III, Saffron, Devonique, Elzorien, Elzoriea and Collier Knowles Jr.; Great grandson: John Knowles Jr.; Nieces & Nephews: Janet Thompson, S. Dianne Miller, Alfred and Alma "Kiki" Albury, Raymond & Althemese Darling, Weston & Andrea Saunders, John & Peggy Knowles, Caroline Abdulle of Florida, Anthony & Simone Outten, Andrew & Gayle Moncur, Andrew Knowles of New York, Andrea & Rochelle Knowles, Leisa Knowles, Philip Morris -Knowles, Derek Knowles, Ricardo , Dewitt & Stephanie Culmer, Ruthie, Brenda, Berthlyn, Diane, Elroy & Lynden Knowles, Don Brice, Talva & Barry Flowers; Grand Nieces & Nephews including: Anika Wright, Darlene Thompson, D'Ondré, Devonnia & Danielle Miller, Paul R. Thompson III, Shanto & Rolanda Albury, Amiel, Tomico, & Adriel Albury, Kendra & Rolando Thomas, Rayneth, Jamon, Raemiesh, Ajna, Jamaal, Rashad & Rashan Darling, Asher Johnson, Tinika & Vernard Pinder, Tikeisha, Tikira & Weston Saunders Jr. , Terria Strachan, Jaynae and Zane Knowles, Chadae & Durrell Peterson, Andrew Jr. & Adriann Moncur, Alexandra, Michelle & Rachel Outten, Phyleece, Adrian, Antoine, Brittany, Dominic, Deranique, De'antez & Deantonique Knowles, Rickea & Ricardo Culmer Jr., Toni & Stephan Griffin; Great Grand Nieces & Nephews too numerous to mention.

Other Family Members & Friends include: Karen Clarke, Retired Asst. Commission of Police Paul Thompson Sr., Dr. Colin Bullard & Family, Dr. Herbert Orlander, Virginia Bullard & Family, Elmor Archer & Family, Sybil Miller & Family, Philip Evans & Family, Howard Russell & Family, Sonia Reece & Family, Alfred & Deann Marshall & Family, The Curry-Rahming Family, Vangie Zervous & Family, Marita Roberts, The Moss Family, The Adderley Family, The Todd Family, Jackie Christophilis, Naomi Adderley and Family; Euryale McKenzie & Family, the Richie Family, Mary Davis & Family, Idris Reid & Family, The Simon Family, Dean Patrick Adderley, Father Colin Saunders, Father Colin Humes, Anthony & Marjorie Knowles, Marva Mackey, Billy Brown, Val of Virginia Street, Stephen "Oggie" Pinder, Troy Richie & Family, Shirley Morris; Willittee Burrows , Nathalie & Marcia Dorsette, Lloydia Dorsette, Kaymora Dorsette; Lady Edith Johnson and Marco Johnson; Raymond Ferguson; Straw Market Family and Taxi 244 Richdardo.

Pre-Cremation. There will be no viewing.

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RBC Junior Championships

The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association (BLTA) completed a successful RBC Junior Championships over the Easter holiday weekend at the BLTA's National Tennis Centre, in Oakes Field. The tournament's director Jackson Bain said that the kids were well behaved and the competition was fierce.

Results:
Boys 8s Division
A. Burrows over D. Clui

Boys 10s Division
O. Taylor over G. Sastre, 4-0 and 4-0.

Boys 12s Division
J. Bain over K. Bowe, 6-0 and 6-3.

Boys 14s Division
O. Mortimer over J. Turnquest, 7-6 and 6-4.

Boys 16s Division
R. Carey over P.J. Major, 2-6, retired.

Boys 18s Division
PJ Major over R. Carey, 6-2 and 6-1.

Girls 10s Division
Donesha Gibson over Emma Weech

Girls 12s Division
Sydney Clarke over Africa Smith

Girls 14s Division
S. Missick over I. Shepherd

Girls 16s Division
S. Missick over I. Shepherd

Girls 18s Division
A. D'Alwyn over G. Bowe

Girls Doubles 14s
S. Clarke/Mackey over the team of Donaldson/Smith

Girls Doubles 18s
Strachan/Bowe over Donaldson/Shepherd

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Rolando Andrew Smith

Funeral Service for the late Rolando Andrew Smith affectionately called "Mentos"of Ridgeland Park West will be held on Saturday April 14th, 2012 at 11:00am at First Baptist Church, Market Street. Officiating will be Rev. Diane Francis assisted by other ministers of the religion. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
 Left to cherish his memories is his Son:  Rolando Andrew Smith, Jr., Mother:  Janet Princess Russell; Father:  Capt. Roland Smith; Step Father:  Benjamin Russell; Sister:  Benetra Russell; Brothers:  Renardo & Reanzo Smith & Janeko Russell; Grandparents:  Burke & Eloise Smith; Special Friend:  Candice Gardiner; Aunts:  Florence Gibson, Esther Moncur, Cycelyn Micklewhyte, Hestine & Ann Kemp, Sillamae Willliams, Ruth, Eva, Annismae, Aretha, Kandies, Patricia & Marcia Smith, Ivy Ferguson, Ansala Lee, Charlene                                    & Michelle Lockhart; Uncles: Thomas Lockhart, Philip, Efford, Jenease, Ralph, Roosevelt Kemp, Joel, Lester, Warren & Andrew Smith, Samuel Williams, Philip Micklewhyte, Robert Gibson, Reginald Ferguson & Donald Lee; Grand Aunts: Marjorie Saunders, Florine, Rowena & Viola Smith of Miami, Florida; Grand Uncles:  Herschal Smith of Miami, Florida & Robert Saunders; Great Grand Aunts: Mildred "Millie" Robinson, Bernice "Missy" Robinson, Edith Stirrup of New York; Godparents:  Veronica Rolle, Minera Cooper, Frederick Gray and Franklyn Sears; Numerous Cousins, Relatives & Friends: Nadia, Shontavia, Karen, Andre, Thomarie, Thomas Jr., Renardo, Leonardo, Demarcia, Demarco, Philip, Whitney, Nikita Lockhart, Franklyn & Franchesca Sears, Nathan Cash, Samenika Williams, Tamiko King Jr., Sophie, Senera, Ethan & Walston Gibson, Sgt.   Kelley Kemp, Sgt. Edga Kemp, Craven, Ezra, Kay, Kathy, Kassie, Nikita, Donnie, Jentry, Kyle, Keshila, Felishea, Racquel, Deangelo, Elisha and Ann Kemp; Edward, Jakero, Renaldo, Jamaal, Danielle, Shawn, Branden and Miquel Smith, Kesia, Sanchez and Ivanna Ferguson, Bridgette & Patrick Archer Gareth Brice, Quincy Munroe, Randy, Delwood & Dekeithra Gray, Samantha & Nick Bastian, Cynette, Phillippa, Tyrsen and Cohen Mycklewhyte, Tiffany Saunders, Michelle Seymour, Amado, Ava & Andrea Moncur, Racquel & Insp. Mareno Hinds, Marco, Cadero, Terrell, Orabessa & Hari Rolle, Deidre, Ashley, Alissa & Donald Lee, Pearl Williams & Family,  Chiquita Dames, Arnold Bain & Family, Ethrol Burrows & Family, Loretta Miller & Family, The Communities of Black Point and Staniel Cay, Exuma, The Ridgeland Park Family, The Russell Family, Grand Bahama Youth Leaders' Association and The Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture in Nassau and Grand Bahama.
As the family is a very large one, we apologize if we may have left out any names; it is certainly not intentional.

Viewing will be held in the Celestial 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 9:30am until service time.

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Dwayne Sinclair successfully defends title

Temple Christian School's Dwayne Sinclair knows he can throw down in the kitchen. That fact was cemented when he won the New Providence Senior Finals and the National All-Island Senior Young Chef competition last year, sweeping all categories, winning best rice and best flour dish en route to the overall senior title. This year was no different. The graduating senior put his titles on the line and mounted a successful defense. He bows out of high school as a two-time champion of the competition sponsored by Mahatma Rice and Robin Hood Flour.
"It felt like all the hard work paid off," said Sinclair whose Island Pina Colada Upside Down Cake and Island Crack Conch Cannelloni with Julienne Vegetables wowed the judges who voted them the best flour and rice dishes once again.
"[Sinclair's] food compared to the others really stood out," said One&Only Ocean Club Executive Chef Emmanuel Gibson. "His food showed his passion and creativity."
Sinclair, 17, walked away with $1,500 and a $10,000 scholarship to Lincoln College of Technology in West Palm Beach, Florida. By virtue of his win, Sinclair will travel as a junior chef with the Bahamian national squad to the Taste of the Caribbean competition, June 20-24 in Miami, Florida.
Looking back at his win, Sinclair who decided to challenge himself fully in his final showing at the competition, opted not to do any prep work prior to the competition. Nothing was prepared. He did all of his cooking and garnishes during the competition. While he said it proved to be hectic, he found he was calmer and found everything easier - that is until time for the awards ceremony. It was at that point that he doubted himself.
"You hope you win, but you really don't know until they call your name," he said.
"He was outstanding and it shows great potential," said Chef Gibson who Sinclair does work study under at the Courtyard Terrace Restaurant at the resort.
The chef said Sinclair shows great potential and that the young chef competition is a needed event which provides an avenue for high school students who aspire to the culinary arts to learn.
"They get to see so many other people's work, plus working under pressure makes a person stronger and allows them to think on your feet, so in real life situations, they can use the experience to be poised, calm and focused, and let it come out in their daily work," said Gibson.
Placing second was Sherika Gibson of S.C. Bootle High School, Abaco, with her Abaco Express and Blackwood Delight.
Third place went to Deja Burrows of Queen's College. She prepared Deja's Creamy Mango Rice Pudding with Tropical Fruit Salsa and Island Conch and Crawfish Tart with a Mango-Curry Sauce.
Stevette Murphy of North Long Island High placed fourth with her Poached Curry Grouper and Rice with Tangy Carrot and Onion Rings and Steamed Cassava Delight and Pineapple Guava Sauce.
Gibson, a graduating senior, took home $750 and a $5,000 scholarship to Lincoln College of Technology. Burrows left with $300. Murphy picked up $200 for her fourth place finish.
Judging the competition with Chef Gibson were Chef Edwin Johnson, Sapodillas Restaurant; Atlantis; Debbie Wheeler, manager of Test Kitchens for Mahatma Rice; and Chefs David Pantone and Manfred Schmidte of Lincoln College of Technology.
Chef Edwin Johnson who's been with the competition since it's inception 20 years ago, noted that organizational skills by the students have developed and improved tremendously. He also said that overall presentation including balance, color, knife skills, sanitation, nutritional value and the incorporation and utilization of indigenous products had also improved. He also mentioned that the students that now compete seem more relaxed and confident overall.
The sponsors' products, Mahatma Rice and Robin Hood Flour, are distributed in The Bahamas by Asa H. Pritchard Ltd. In addition to providing almost $4,000 in prizes each year, the sponsors also provide transportation to New Providence for competitors with their coach, and cash stipends for teachers and contestants to assist with the purchase of supplies.

Island Conch and Rice Cannelloni with Vegetable Julienne
Recipe: Dwayne Sinclair

2 tbsps butter
3/4 cup mirepoix
3 tbsps conch, diced
1 medium garlic clove, chopped
4 large sprigs of thyme
1/2 cup Mahatma Valencia rice
1 1/2 cups conch consomme, homemade
3 oz coconut milk
2 oz milk
3 oz mascarpone cheese
Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste
Conch wrapper/skin
1 (16 x 4) sheet of ground conch meat pressed out to 1/8-inch thickness
Coating
2 large eggs
1/2 large lime, juiced
1/4 small goat pepper, ground
1 small finger pepper, ground
1 oz onion, ground
1/2 cup flour plus 1/2 cup cornstarch
5 oz seasoned Panko breadcrumbs
1 liter vegetable oil
For the vegetable julienne
2 tsps butter
1 small garlic clove
1 large thyme sprig
1 each large red, green, yellow and orange bell pepper (julienned)
1/2 medium red onion, julienned
Salt and pepper
For the creamy corn jalapeno and bacon ragout
1 strip thick-cut bacon
1 large thyme sprig
1 small garlic clove
1/2 cup fresh corn kernels (1 ear of corn)
1 tbsp flour
1/2 cup half and half
1 small jalapeno pepper, diced
4 tbsps half and half
Salt and pepper
For the plantain chips
1 small green plantain, peeled
Sea salt

Heat a medium saute pan. Cook the bacon until crispy. Saute the garlic, thyme and corn for about two minutes until tender, add the flour and cook another minute or so. Turn the heat to high and add the first addition of half and half. Bring to a boil. Season and let cool, then add the remaining ingredients and toss until well combined. Cover until ready to reheat for plating.
For the filling: Simmer consomme in a sauce pan. In another saucepan over medium heat, saute the mirepoix, garlic, thyme and conch in butter for two minutes until translucent. Add rice and cook for three minutes. Add half of the hot consomme to the rice and stir vigorously. Cook until the consomme is absorbed and the rice mixture looks almost dry. Add the remaining consomme and repeat the process all over again. While waiting for the second batch of consomme to be absorbed, heat the milk and coconut milk. When the rice mixture is almost dry again, add the hot milk and coconut milk. Check the seasoning. Turn the heat down to low and let the rice cook covered. When the rice is completely done, stir in the mascarpone cheese. Remove the rice from the pan and place on a plate and chill in the freezer until cold.
Assemble: Place the conch skin/wrapper on your work area with the longest sides going left to right. Make a few logs of the rice filling, and place in the center of the conch wrapper. Roll it up, shape into a proper log and freeze until cold.
Coating: Set up your station with four bowls, one each for flour, egg mixture, Panko breadcrumbs and empty plate for the finished cannellonis.
Assembly: Remove the chilled conch and rice logs from the freezer and place on cutting board. Using a serrated knife, but off the ends of the roll, then cut approximately five mini cannellonis from the log. Shape the cannellonis so that they are perfectly cylindrical
Final cooking: Place the cannellonis in the hot oil and fry for about one minute, just to lightly brown the breadcrumbs. Place the fried cannellonis in a dish lined with tissue and place in a 350 degree oven to warm through. Turn off oven, cover the dish and leave in the oven to keep warm until ready to plate.
For the vegetable julienne: In a medium saute pan, saute all ingredients until slightly softened about half-way cooked. They will finish cooking when it is time to reheat to plate.
For the creamy corn jalapeno and bacon ragout: Heat a medium saute pan. Cook the bacon until crispy. Saute the garlic, thyme and corn for about two minutes until tender, add the flour and cook another minute or so. Turn the heat to high and add the first addition of half and half. Bring to a boil. Season and let cool, then add the remaining ingredients and toss until well combined. Cover until ready to reheat for plating. (If the bechamel sauce is too stiff when ready to plate, just add a little more half and half and heat under a low flame, stirring constantly).
For the plantain chips: Using a mandolin, slice the green plantain lengthwise about 1/8 inch thick. Fry the chips in hot oil until golden brown and crisp. Immediately after the chips come out of the oil, season the chips with sea salt.

Island Pina Colada Upside Down Cake
Recipe: Dwayne Sinclair

3.7 oz dark brown sugar
2 oz white sugar
3 oz butter
4 large all spice berries, crushed
4 large cloves, crushed
3/4 tsp powdered ginger
6 grams ginger root, grated
1/2 large vanilla bean, split
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
1 medium star anise, crushed
20 fresh thyme leaves
Fruit
12 tbsps fresh pineapple, diced
8 large maraschino cherries, diced
1 tbsp coconut, shredded
Cake
2 oz butter
2 oz mascarpone cheese
3 oz sugar
1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
4 oz Robin Hood all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp rock salt, ground
1 tsp baking powder
2 oz coconut milk
1/4 tsp vanilla bean paste
10 grams grated fresh coconut
5 grams grated fresh coconut, roasted
It is very important that all ingredients be at room temperature

Caramel: Mix all ingredients together and place approximately one tablespoon of the caramel mixture into each of the 12 cavities of the silicone pan.
Fruits: Mix the pineapple and cherries together with some vanilla bean paste and place about one tablespoon of the mixture on top of the caramel in the silicone pan.
Cake: Cream the butter, sugar and mascarpone cheese together for about one minute on medium high speed until fluffy and smooth. Incorporate the eggs. Add the dry and wet mixtures, alternating between the wet and dry. Remember to always begin and end with dry. Stop mixer and give the bowl a scrape down, then place back on the mixer whip at high speed for about 10 seconds to incorporate some air. Place the batter into a pastry bag and pipe the batter into the silicone molds on top of the caramel and fruits. Remember to fill the molds only 3/4 of the way full. Place the silicone pan on a sheet tray lined with a Silpat baking sheet and place in a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes or until golden brown and the center springs back when pressed.

Salted Coconut Benne Crumble
Recipe: Dwayne Sinclair

25 grams sugar
44 grams flour
13 grams fresh grated coconut
1 pinch sea salt
29 grams butter
1/2 tbsp benne seeds

Place all ingredients in the bowl of a mixer and mix for one minute. Spread the mixture on a Silpat-lined baking sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven until golden brown, about six to seven minutes. Remove from oven and let cool, then place in a container until ready to plate up.

Coconut Lime Sorbet
2 oz. coconut milk
2 oz heavy cream
41 grams simple syrup
17 grams Malibu rum
1/2 large lime, zested

Mix all the chilled ingredients together and place in an ice cream machine to churn until almost frozen, about 20 minutes. Place the sorbet into a container and freeze until solid, or ready to plate.

Pistachio Tuile
13 grams sugar
13 grams butter
13 grams egg whites
13 grams flour
1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
3 tbsps crushed pistachios (to decorate tuile before baking)

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until the mixture is smooth and well incorporated. Place the mixture into a pastry bag with a medium round piping tip and pipe about eight (three-inch lines) onto a silpat-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle the tuile batter with the crushed pistachios. Place in a 350-degree oven and bake until golden brown about one to two minutes. Remove from oven, cool and store until ready to use.

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Mary Higgs, 43
Mary Higgs, 43

A funeral service for Mary Higgs, 43, of Major Road, Yellow Elder, will be held at 10am on Saturday January 15 at the Chapel on the Hill in Tonique Williams Darling Highway. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Genius Wells J.P. assisted by other ministers of the gospel. Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, John F. Kennedy Drive and Gladstone Roads.
Left to cherish her memories are: 6 daughters: Keora Taylor, Antonique Burrows, Anishka Higgs, Bruchan Sands, Cowie Sands, Covette Sands; 2 grandchildren: Alexander Ferguson Jr., Rrihanna Ferguson; parents: Olga V. Saunders-Higgs, Oliver Higgs; 2 sons-in-law: Samuel Taylor, Alexander Ferguson; 4 brothers: Glenn Higgs, Wayde Higgs, Daniel Higgs, Char ...

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FNM chairman should relax

Dear Editor,

The election is over. Criticizing just to criticize or to make headlines seems to be the order of the day for the chairman of the Free National Movement (FNM). During the campaign he labeled himself the lie detector. Now he has become the official analysis negatively on everything the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) does. I'm no defender of the PLP. I'm just tired of the unnecessary daily, uncalled for condemnation when there are so many more pressing issues that can be dealt with.
Mr. Chairman, accept the fact that the FNM was kicked out of office by a landslide, by a margin of 29 seats to nine, and the PLP was given a clear mandate by the Bahamian people to govern, albeit not the popular vote. And perhaps the party is on its way to picking up another seat in North Abaco.
The energy that you are using in your continued denigration, you should channel some of that energy in retaining the North Abaco seat.
The people have spoken (the voice of the people is the voice of God). Get over it and move on. Give the new government a chance. The people have spoken, you are wearing yourself out Mr. Chairman. Are you prepared to criticize on everything for five years?

- Kelly D. Burrows

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Margaret Caroline Ferguson, 79

Funeral Service for Margaret Caroline Ferguson, age 79 of Dignity Gardens who died on March 28th 2012 will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Church of God of Prophecy, East Street, Tabernacle, East Street North.  Officiating will be Bishop Franklin M. Ferguson, assisted by Minister Kendal Simmons.  Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
She is survived by her HUSBAND: Minister Elkin Alfred Ferguson; CHILDREN: Anthony Reuben Theodore, Oramae Loretta and Kim Derek Ferguson, Andrea Vernice Parker and Gary Raphael Ferguson;  DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW:  Sherry and Shirley Ferguson;  SON-IN-LAW, Elton Parker;  GRANDCHILDREN:  Dericka, D'Andrea, D'Antae,and Gary Ferguson, and Marco Parker;  BROTHER: Vanderson Ferguson;  SISTERS-IN-LAW: Rennie Ferguson and Olga Iva Ford and Family;  BROTHERS-IN-LAW: Cleveland, Hayward, Vernal and Benjamin Ferguson; and their Families;  NIECES AND NEPHEWS: Jeffrey and Sandra, Trevor and Holly, Stanley (Jerry) and Cara, Loren, Darrel and Deborah and Emile (Rocky) Ferguson; Elizabeth Johnson, Antoinette and Andrew Sawyer, Kenneth Ferguson, Frances Stewart, Dorothea Ferguson-Outten, Arnold and Lydia Ferguson, Deborah Smith and Dr. Theodore Ferguson;  Bernard and Sheila, Carolyn, Deidre, Bethsheba (Binky) and Keith Munroe;  Jeanette and Albert (Mackey) McKenzie, Maria and Errol Simmons, Pauline Norris, Winston and Linda Williams, Ceola Charles, Carmen and Victor, Dawn and Leon Francis;  Michelle Ferguson;  and their families;  COUSINS: Bishop Romeo Ferguson, Valentine Farquharson, Lelah Cunningham, Verdiemae Farquharson- Kriz, Joanna Miller, Glenville Farquharson, John Deleveaux, Rodney, Philip and Eloise Farquharson, John (J.D.), Patricia Miller and Rose Denton; OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS INCLUDE: Enamae Cox and Family, Dr. Albert Ferguson and Family, Deacon Herman McClain and Family, Ellen Ferguson and Elizabeth Ferguson; Families of the late:  Bishop Phalmon Collie, Bishop Nathaniel Beneby, Bishop Herbert Ferguson, Bishop Errol Simmons, Deacon Whittington Deleveaux, Joanna Miller, Era McFall and Olive Hanna.; A HOST OF OTHER RELATIVES AND FRIENDS INCLUDING: Bishop Franklin and Rovena Ferguson, Bishop Brice and Advira Thompson, Bishop Elgarnet and Minister Jacqueline Rahming, Bishop Rudolph and Veronica Bowe, Bishop Eliakim and Dorcas Ferguson, Bishop Woodley and Vernique Thompson, Pastor Kendal and Lorna (Joy) Simmons, Bishop Hulan and Valerie Hanna, Deacon Hurai and Cynthia Ferguson, Minister Salathiel Simmons and Family, Doreen Campbell, Minister Donna Delancy, Mary Moss, Betty Cox, Pastor John Wesley Ferguson, Craig Forbes, Anamae Delva, Vera Newbold and Family, Ronald Newbold and family, Dwayne Butler, Magistrate Derence Rolle and Family, Nivian Hall and Family, L. Roye and Family, Rubyann Burrows, Enadel Lundy, Bernice Cox-Munroe, Leslie and Lehenza Curtis, Cynthia, Amanda and Cyndera Parker, Brenda Knowles, the entire family of the Church of God of Prophecy, especially East Street Tabernacle, Englerston Mighty Prayer Warriors, East St. Soup Kitchen, Wulff Rd., Englerston and Minnie St. COGOP Churches, Nassau Fellowship Centre, Miami St. Community, Neighbours of Dignity Gardens, Oncology Dept. and Female Medical 1 Ward of the Princess Margaret Hospital, Physiotherapy Dept.- Geriatric Hospital, Nurses Cooper and Davis of Flamingo Gardens Clinic, Dr. Theodore Ferguson, Dr. Acheabea Ferguson-Dyer, Dr. Keith Rivers, Dr. Budha, Dr. Quentin Richmond, and her home care givers: Oramae Ferguson, Andrea Parker, Deidre and Bethsheba Munroe and Nurse Nicole Hanna.

Friends may pay their last respects at East Sunrise Mortuary, Rosetta Street, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and again at the Tabernacle from 9 a.m. on Saturday 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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Bahamians finish third at Charleston Race Week

Brent Burrows and Chris Sands made history for The Bahamas as they represented the country at Charleston Race Week 2014. The duo was accompanied by teammate Stefan Kuehn over the course of the three-day event. The team managed to come away with a third place finish in the J/22 Class; all three of the young men are members of the nationally ranked College of Charleston Sailing Team.
Charleston Race Week is North America's largest keelboat regatta, featuring hundreds of boats and thousands of sailors from all over the world. The J/22 fleet included top-notch sailors such as Aden King and Arthur Libby, and played host to extremely competitive sailing with four of the eight boats in the fleet claiming a bullet in at least one of the races.
"We were all very pleased with how we sailed as a team. It was a good feeling being able to keep with the veterans at the top of the fleet, and even finish first in a couple of races. We were a bit worried headed into the event that our lack of boat time and minimal time together as a team would hurt us - but we managed to sail a consistent series and work together well on the boat," said Burrows.
"It was a tough first day, but we posted some low numbers in days two and three to keep us at the top of the fleet. We're really looking forward to continuing to sail the J/22s and represent The Bahamas."
The Bahamian team got off to a rough first day indeed, but managed to rebound on the second day and managed to hold onto its position on the third day. They claimed two first and two second place finishes over the course of the 10 race series.
The Bahamians finished as the top charter boat, and top College of Charleston boat; they had two other boats competing.
"I couldn't be more proud of Chris Sands, Brent Burrows and their teammate, Stefan Kuehn, with their tremendous performance at Charleston Race Week. For them to jump in a boat they hadn't sailed a week before, sail in a wide range of challenging conditions against a tough & proven group of J/22 sailors, and finish a solid third is tremendous," said Director of Sailing at the College of Charleston Greg Fisher.
"They worked hard in their practice sessions before the event, and were diligent in their pre-race preparation. It had to be special for Chris, a top starter on our varsity dinghy team, and Brent, one of our best on our varsity offshore team to be able to sail together again and finish so well."
The trio said it would like to thank Mr. John Lawrence with Windermere Corporate Management for his generous support, the Bahamas Sailing Association, and Greg Fisher for his support in providing a boat.

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Cable Bahamas invests 3 million in major REVOICE phone network upgrade

Upgrade takes place this weekend, with brief interruption in REVOICE service expected on Sunday
NASSAU, Bahamas --- Cable Bahamas has invested more than $3 million over the last year in a new Metaswitch phone switch and software that will enable new features for the more than 26,000 REVOICE subscribers and pave the way for cellular services.
"We've seen tremendous success with REVOICE," said Cable Bahamas Head of Marketing David Burrows. "And although we are nowhere near capacity, we know that we must continue our core strategy of exceeding the increasing expectations of our subscribers."
Mr Burrows said that the upgrade supports the integration of multiple voice services, and will enable the company to combine landline and future mobile services. "We are putting in place the key infrastructure that will lay the foundation for the future, so that we will be ready to deliver a unified solution for home, business and mobile phone customers," Mr Burrows said.
REVOICE home and business phone subscribers can look forward to enhancements and expanded capabilities to their existing REVOICE services in the near future, as a planned upgrade to the service takes place this Sunday, August 17.
Cable Bahamas' REVOICE subscribers will see short periods of interruption in their service between the hours of 12 midnight and 6:00 a.m. Sunday as the new switch comes online and they are transferred over.

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John T. McCartney, 73

Funeral service for Dr. John T. McCartney, 73 yrs., a resident of Easton, Pennsylvania & formerly of Nassau, Bahamas, who died on 28th March, 2012, will be held at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Baillou Hill & Wulff Roads, on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Officiating will be Canon Basil Tynes, assisted by Fr. Enrique McCartney. Interment follows in Western Cemetery, Nassau Street.

Left to cherish his memories and celebrate his life of passion and purpose are: Wife: Leona Janet McCartney; Son: Dr. John N. McCartney; Adopted Daughter: Anja MossSon in Law: Dwayne Moss; Sisters: Ellen Rosemary McCartney, Patricia Goz of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Pauline Wallace- Saunders of Miramar, Florida; Brothers: Dr. James McCartney, Reginald McCartney of Brooklyn, New York, Wilfred McCartney; Lifelong Friends and Brothers: Mr. Lindop McPhee, Attorney Anthony Thompson and Mr. Nathanial Arthur; Nieces and Nephews: Tanya McCartney, Dr. Lisa Bazin (Hans), Dr. Christin Peterson (Keith), Bridgette and Jahan Johnson, Fr. Enrique McCartney (Brenda), Juan McCartney, Erica Murphy (Milton) of Dallas Texas, Khadeja Goz, Arkangelo and Essengo Goz of Tulsa Oklahoma, James Jr., Matthew and Dr. Francinia McCartney, Jereme Wallace ( Latasha) of Kentucky USA, Tiffany and Jenece Wallace, Melvin Jefferson and JoNell Saunders of Miramar Florida, Kwame McCartney (Kay) of Brooklyn New York, Patricia Farrington, Cindy Thompson, Cassandra Gordon, Marjorie Johnson, Gina Darville, Kim & Patrice Greene, Joan Delancey, Eugenie Ellis, Andronike Greene, Deborah Greene DeGourney, Angela Greene Sawyer, Shirley Greene, Hazel Chea, Helen Newbold, Patricia Burrows and Tera Rahming, John Neely, Raymond Rolle, Glen, Cleveland, John, Sterling, Wayde, Spencer, Ian, Al, Shawn, Ernest and Gregory Greene, Joseph Moxey, Rudy, Mark and Raymond Greene, Jere Bowe, Jeffrey, Jason, Eugene and Jomar Greene, Dr. Melvin Rahming and John "Money" Greene.Sisters in Law: Norma McCartney, Sheralyn McCartney, and Joan Bowe. Brothers in Law: Dr. John A. Johnson, Arkangelo Goz of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Peter Saunders of Miramar, Florida. Cousins: Ena and Constance McCartney, Beulah Dean, Mrs. Brenda Carey of Tarpum Bay Eleuthera, Percilla King, Ronald, Kenneth, Kirk Freddie and Henry Jean McCartney, Norma - Lee Johnson and family, Bessie Mae Grant and family, Bryl Moss and family, Marilyn Munroe and family, Godfrey Major and Wilfred Major and James Major of Tarpum Bay Eleuthera, Burton Smith and Family, Gloria Smith and Family, James Edwin Smith and Family, Mrs. Gweneth Munnings, Mrs. Helen Smith, Mr. James, Archie and Lorenza Carey, Ms. Clementine Carey-Butler, Dr. Timothy McCartney, William and Clinton McCartney , Ann Cancino, Mavis Bowe, Cora Mae Major and Joan Adderley , Mr. Marcus Cooper, Deputy Commissioner of Police Quinn McCartney, Charles and Maud McCartney, The children of the late Vivian Moss and The entire McCartney Family Association. Other Relatives and Friends: Sir. Arlington Butler, Mr. Charles Fawkes, Lionel and Wallis Carey, The Faculty and Staff of Lafayette College in particular the Government and Law Department, Dr. Rex Ahene, Dr. Gladstone Hutchinson, Mr. Paul Panto, The Faculty and Staff of the College of the Bahamas including Mr. Michael Stevenson, Dr. Ian Strachan, Jessica Minnis, Dr. Olivia Saunders. Fr. James Moultrie and the St. Matthews Anglican Parish staff, Shirley and Leo Woods, Miss. Nicey Brown, Mr. Malcolm Adderley, Mr. Arthur Hamilton, Mr. Peter Sturrup, Mrs. Esmerelda Rutherford, Mrs. Mary Johnson, The residents of Hepburn's Alley and Andros Avenue and a host of other relatives and friends.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday from 9-12:00 noon & at the church from 1:00 p.m. until service time.

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Lauretta Maude Rolle, 86

Funeral service for Evangelist Prophetess Lauretta Maude Rolle, 86 yrs., a resident of Tarus Court & formerly of Old Bight, Cat Island, who died on 30th March, 2012, will be held at St. James Native Baptist Church, St. James Road, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Bishop Dr. Michael Symonette, assisted by Pastor Pandora Ingraham. Interment follows in St. James Cemetery.Left to cherish her memories are her Daughters: Evangelist Eleanor Burrows, Deaconess Theresa Strachan, Margaret Sweeting, Barbara Rolle, Glendora Hart, Archerlean Brown and Clara Rolle, sons: Charles, Prophet Christopher, Hamrick, Elvis and Paul Rolle, grandchildren: Rommell and Zhirvago Burrows, Samantha Forbes, Keshie Roach, Anishka Hart, Mario Elliot, Errol Clarke, Natasha Duncombe, Sonia, Kendra, Dennis Benson Kevin, Stephen Strachan, Reeshemah, Clement, Shelton, Shevette Rolle, Levardo,Tamara , Jermaine, Jamaal, Kovic Brown, Roshanda Rolle-Knowles, Shanner Hilton Rolle, Judith Rolle, Paul Jr., Nicole Fanny, Catherine Rolle, Tina Ferguson, Christina, Jeffrey and Christopher Sweeting, Rosell Hart-Joseph, Melissa and Ressa Hart, Christopher Duncombe, 100 Great great grands, 1 great grand aunt, Adline Ambrister, sisters-in-law, Clara Lindsey, Beatrice Seymour, Rochelle Rolle, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Inell Archer, Ft. Pierce, Fla, 1 brother-in-law James Pratt, sons-in-law: Prince Burrows, Solomon Strachan, Godfrey Sweeting, James Brown, Deacon Rudolph Hart and Ruben Rolle, 3 daughter-in-laws, Beverley, Edna and Denise Rolle, nieces: Betty Williams, Delores Farrington, Judith Hepburn, Pauline Bowe, Ruby Thompson, Sheryl Simmons, Mannetta Smith, Marie Russell, Karen Rolle, Maureen Archer, nephews: Locksley, Kirklin and Uriel Johnson, Kendis Archer and Ted Strachan.
Adopted children: Leroy Mackey, Jonathon Dorsette, Dwight Knowles, Brian Rolle, Wendy Rolle, Christopher Brown, Erica Brown and Adline Burrows. Other Relative and Friends including: Sister Olive Dawkins Rolle, Winifred Rolle, Julia Armbrister, Eleazer Rolle, Monica Hart, Eleanora Rolle, Lily Armbrister, Princess Styles, Rosebell Rolle, Carlton Rolle, Getta Rolle, Eugie Godet- Seymour, Emerald Brown, Delore Poitier Sister Brice, Brave Davis, Isabella Burrows, Geleta Burrows, Ralda Williams and the entire community of Old Bight, Cat Island.
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 9:00 a.m. until service time.

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Edgar Clarence Johnson, 78

Funeral service for Edgar Clarence Johnson, 78 yrs., a resident of Polhemus Street off Nassau Street, who died on 23rd March, 2012 will be held at Worldwide Church of God, Lumumba Lane, on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Pastor Robert W. T. McKinney. Interment follows in Southern Cemetery, Cowpen & Spikenard Roads.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years Florence Elizabeth Johnson. Son: Edmond Johnson. Daughters: Deborah Johnson, Joann Johnson and Jan McKinney. Brothers: Bertram and Dr. John Johnson. Sister: Rona Floyd. Son in law: Samuel McKinney. Daughter in law: Sharlene Johnson. Sisters in law: Shirley and Mary Johnson. Brothers in law: Paul and John Nesbitt. Grandchildren: Collie, Delphenia, Michael, Latoya, Jasmin, Jarcel, Edmond Jr. Jessica and Ashton Johnson; Jonece Burrows, David, Daphne and Nathan McKinney; Lewann and Johnathan Wildgoose and Anaiah Johnson. Great grandchildren: Donavon and Kiarah Johnson; David Jr. and Abi McKinney and Jeniah Burrows. Numerous Nieces & Nephews including: Patrick, Crystal, Valderine, Dencil, Natasha, Shatntell, Jacquette, Tera, Francis, Bertram Jr. Sheldon, Tavaris, Ednal, Berkley, Annastacia, Cyrese, Jamor, Hans, Fred, Ricky, Garnel, Vivian, Donna, Tommy, Wendy, and Derick. Other Family Friends and relatives Including: The Nesbitt Family, The Children of the late Harriett Whyms, Andrea Wood and Family, The McKinney Family, Remelda Johnson and Family, Rose Green and Family, Jarett Dean and Family, Frank Clarke and family, Kingsley Mather and Family, Sidney Thompson and the Thompson Family, Latoya Gordon, Charlie Watson, Basil Butler and family, Akeem Burrows, Mia Mckinney, Lawrence McPhee and family and the Polhemus and Parker Street residents.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from 1-6:00 p.m. on Wednesday & on Thursday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

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Akio Shavazz Francis, 20

Akio Shavazz Francis affectionately called "Ninja" age 20 years of Cumberbatch Alley died at Princess Margaret Hospital on Sunday April 1st, 2012.
 
He is survived by his mother: Ginette Horton; father: Anthony Horton; sister: Aneshia, Antonia and Keshia Horton, Thadia Burrows; grandparents: Antonise Francis and Thomas Petiti-Homme; special friend: Charlese Laroda; aunts and uncles: Melon Simon, Grace Stubbs, Attorney Carmen Brown, Kevin Simon and Anthony Simon; nephews: Anthony and Latario; and a host of relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
 
Funeral Announcements will be announced at a later date.

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Christopher Taylor, 51

Funeral Service for Christopher Taylor, age 51 years a resident of Oxford Avenue, Nassau East will be held Saturday 21st April  2012,  11:00a.m. at Christ Community  Church, Bellott Road. Officiating will be Pastor Elvin Taylor assisted by other Ministers.  Cremation will follow.
He will forever be remembered and cherished in the hearts of his parents Rev. Dr. Clayton & Carmeta Taylor; estranged wife, Stella Taylor and family; his son Duran Taylor Jr.;  2 Grandsons, Isaaic & Duran Taylor,  3 sisters, Mrs Brenda Cargill, Max and Marcel Taylor; 1 brother-in-law Adrian Cargill Sr. 1 Niece Miquisha Cargill (Houston), 2 Nephews Dr. Adrian Cargill,Jr. & Christie Cargill & Ayden Cargill. Aunts/Uncles: Prophetess Thelma Helen Duncanson &Family ;  Alvine & James Gay  & Family, Elra & Errol Ward & Family; Velna Burrows & Family; Janet Taylor & Family; Elton Carlis Taylor & Family; Eddins Taylor & Family; Limus &Augusta Taylor & Family; Elvin & Donell  Taylor & Family; Flexie & Ronald Jones & Family; Great Grand Aunt Mrs. Dorothy Johnson,( Brooklyn, N.Y).;  Fletcher Miller & Glenda Ammon (Brooklyn N.Y); Donna/Everette Taneale.  Baltimore & Andrea & Family, Georgia; Purchasing Dept.,B.E.C.; Whitney Stubbs; Michael & Bernadette Saunders; Warren & Audry; Mrs Gloria Reid & Phylicia; Glenda Hepburn; Daron Hepburn; Jennie & Leon Edwards & family; Francis Clarke; Cynthia Dean & Family; Karen Higgs ,Peter, Alexander, Robert & Miriam Merritt ( Hollywood, Fla); Shirley Rolle of Atlanta, Georgia;  Drs. Blake & Ancela Blakely of Baltimore;  Joseph Harris & Family;  Mr & Mrs Alton Cargill & Family;  Ms Peggy Pinder Portia & Family; Maude Cartwright & family;Rev Joseph Thompson & family,Johnilee & Prophetess,Carnetta Fergurson, Rev Fredrick & Pamela Stubbs & family, Rev Carla Culmer & Wesley Methodist Church family: Pastor Rudolph Cooper & the Emmanuel  Baptist Church, & the Balmn in Gilead  Ministry & family; Cynthia Brown & Family; Marilyn Munroe & Family; Bernie, Travis Edwards, Megan Clarke; Geneva Pinder & Family and others too numerous to mention.

Instead of floral contributions, donations may be sent to the Educational fund for Duran and Isaac Taylor c/o Royal Bank of Canada, main Branch Account # 701-7056

In Celebration of Christopher's spirit in life the family has suggested that bright colors be worn to the service.
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  at  the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until to service time.

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Disregarding artists

Dear Editor,

Following a discussion recently, with my friend, Philip Burrows, about the fact that the arts and we Bahamian artists do not seem at all to be on the minds of politicians of any party - or to factor into the goings on leading to elections - the thought that has just occurred to me is that in no one's mind are we a body within the larger body politic. We are not a community.
It has always been my desire that Bahamian artists - in fact, artists the world over - should love and support each other. Instead of a family, the bonds among us are often, dishearteningly, so very weak. It is easy therefore for us to be ignored, treated as if we did not even exist.

- Obediah Micheal Smith

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Kendrick Livingstone Williams, 81

Funeral Service for the late Kendrick Livingstone Williams 81 years of #34 Sea Breeze Lane who died at his residence on Tuesday April 24th, 2012 will be held on Saturday April 28th, 2012 at 2:30pm at Holy Cross Anglican Church, Highbury off Solider Road. Officiating will be Father Norman Lightbourn, assisted by other ministers of the religion. Interment will follow inWoodlawn Gardens, Solider Road.
He is survived by his Loving Wife: Daisy Williams; Daughter: Penelope Nottage; Son: Darius Williams; Adopted Daughter:Lydia Rahming; Grandchildren: Zina and Trent Williams, Deangelo and Lily Nottage; Brothers: Carleton, Edward, Rodney;Sisters: Gloria Hanna, Shirley Francis, Jackie Smith; Brothers in Law: Swinbourne, Randolph, Wellington "Buster" (Mary), Rodney, Edward (Althea), and Louis Burrows, Ivan Francis, Roland McCardy, Roderick Wells; Sisters in Law: Iris Farquharson, Theresa Higgs, Joan Burrows, Katrina Williams, Frances Williams; Neices and their families: Debbie Hancock, Cindy Rahming, Celeste Williams, Karen Williams-Bartlett, Yasmin Robinson, Tina Hanna, Prisca Hanna, Cheryl Welles, Charmaine Stone, Jewel Julien, Angela Coleby, Flora Smith, Betsy Cenatus, Debra & Andrea Burrows, Charlotte and Stephanie Burrows, Rema Martin, Nekeria Burrows, Rochelle McKenzie, Nina Adderley, Melanie Dean, Michelle Simmons, Celeste Mullings, Tonya Ferguson, Venessa Burrows, Tara Rolle, Judy Rigby, Kayla & Tanya Farqhuarson, Alexandria Brown, Rachel Culmer; Nephews and their families: Mickey, Patrick & Neil Williams; Colin, Oswald, Adrian and Andrew Hanna; Stephen & Michael Wells, Clifford, Joseph, Benjamin, Makarios & David Smith, Stephen, Ronald, Talmon & Bruce Burrows; Andrew, Dario & Jamil Higgs; Casper & Gian Burrows; Norris Turnquest, Matthew Rolle, Jamie Gardiner; Other Family Members including: the families of Albertha Bethel, Orman Heastie, Jenathan Heastie, Otean Rahming, Albertha Whylly, Aramintha Hanna, Mary Moss, Kathleen Hanna, Hilton, Wilbert & Theophilus Williams; Neighbours: The Clarke family, Rosemary Hanna, The Pinder Family, The Moss Family, Major Family, Mr Thompson, Mr Saunders, The Davis family and many others. Numerous Friends including: Mr Saunders the mechanic, The Powells, Coopers, Higgs, families; Berchanal Moss Agency, CAP Smith, The Holy Cross family, Patrick and Eula Edwards, Patricia and Ken Murray, The Holy Cross Senior Choir family, Fr Roland Hamilton, Fr Norman Lightbourn, Fr. Alvardo Adderley, Bishop Gilbert Thompson and family Bishop Laish Boyd, The ACW and ACM, Table tennis group at St Annes Church, the Hanna, Heastie, Tynes Family, Mary Davis, Thomas Williams.
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 1:00pm until service time.

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FIRST-TIME CANDIDATES ARE NAMED BY PLP

THE PLP has officially ratified three first-time candidates in what it said is the fulfillment of a promise to present "a new generation of leaders" to the public.

At last night's meeting of its National General Council, the PLP introduced former Chamber of Commerce president Khaalis Rolle, candidate for Pinewood; petroleum retailer Gregory Burrows, candidate for Montagu; and former sports star Renward Wells, candidate for Bamboo Town.

The announcement brings the opposition's slate of confirmed candidates to 31.

Khaalis Rolle holds a bachelor of science degree from Grambling State University, an MBA from the University of Miami, a certificate in management studies from the Unive ...

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