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Brett Hawke to coach Bahamas at Olympics!

What could be The Bahamas' biggest Olympic swimming contingent ever, is set to benefit from the coaching expertise of Brett Hawke, and for Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace, she couldn't be happier.
Hawke, the head coach of Auburn University's swimming and diving program, has been named by the Bahamas Swimming Federation (BSF) as the head Coach for The Bahamas' swim team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England. Bahamian speedster Vanderpool-Wallace, who has been training under Hawke for the past three and a half years, said having her college coach by her side will assist greatly in her push toward a historic performance in London.
Vanderpool-Wallace became the first Bahamian to ever win a medal at a world level swimming meet, when she accomplished the feat at the 10th FINA Short Course World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in 2010. The following year, she became the first Bahamian to advance to a final of the long course swimming world championships when she finished seventh in the 50 free in Shanghai, China, and now she has aspirations of gracing the medal podium in London. She is confident that she could achieve that under Hawke's guidance.
"He really has been there for me since the beginning of my collegiate career here at Auburn, and has been instrumental in my progression," said Vanderpool-Wallace. "I'm very excited. It's good to know that someone who knows me as well as he does will be a part of the national team. I have changed a lot in the last four years and I owe a lot of that to coach Hawke. He's been coaching me over the past four years and has been a huge part of my progress. I'm ecstatic that he will be there at the Olympics because he knows exactly what to do when it comes to me."
Vanderpool-Wallace is the only Bahamian to meet the Olympic qualifying time thus far, but her former Auburn team mate Alana Dillette has met the Olympic selection time in the 100 meters (m) Back, and in the event that she doesn't meet the qualifying time, she could still be chosen by FINA to compete in the summer games based on her meeting the selection time. Be that as it may, BSF President Algernon Cargill said that given the potential of Dillette, and the aspirations of others, this could very well be the biggest swimming team that The Bahamas has ever sent to the Olympics.
"Dillette is very close to meeting the qualifying time. She doesn't have a guaranteed spot but there is a chance that she could be invited to participate based on her ranking. She certainly has the potential," said Cargill yesterday.
In addition, national record holder in the men's 50 and 100m free, Vereance Burrows, is close to qualifying, and for the first time in the history of the games, a relay could very well make the cut. Cargill said that there is a strong chance that the women's 4x100m free and medley squads could qualify for this summer's Olympics.
"Well, the qualifying times are much tougher than they were for the Worlds last year, but we remain optimistic that we will be able to get more qualifiers," said Cargill. "We are very excited about this team we are seeking to qualify. We are sending swimmers to the Canadian Olympic Trials so that they can have a realistic shot of qualifying. At the end of the day, the coaches will decide the order of the relay team, but we are sending Arianna, Alana, Ariel (Weech), Alicia (Lightbourne) and McKayla (Lightbourn) on the girls side, and Vereance on the boys side. We believe that these swimmers certainly have the potential to qualify. We are trying to make history. We want to have the biggest swimming team ever assembled by The Bahamas at the Olympic level to make it to the Olympics this year," he added.
As far as Hawke coaching the national team is concerned, Cargill said that they wanted to maximize the chances of Team Bahamas at the Olympics, and with Vanderpool-Wallace and Dillette benefitting from his tutelage at Auburn, they will be able to have a coach who they are most comfortable with, by their side.
"We believe this will work out perfectly for Arianna and our swimmers," said Cargill. "Arianna will now be able to show the world how fast she can really go. The whole world is swimming faster, and by July, we believe that Arianna will be near her peak," he added.
Hawke is a retired sprint swimmer who represented Australia at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics. In 2009 after becoming an American citizen, he was named Head Coach of the Auburn swimming and diving program after former coach Richard Quick passed away from an inoperable brain tumor. Quick and Hawke were named 2009 NCAA Coaches of the Year after the men's swimming and diving program won the national title.

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Cat Island is where the party's at

Cat Island will be bringing the fun! The island known for its rake and scrape influences will be rocking this weekend with something for everyone going on at the New Bight Regatta Site.  Because nothing quite says there's going to be a "party in the backyard" than when Bahamian entertainers like Terez, K.B., Lassie Doh Boys, Ancient Man and Veronica Bishop come together on one stage, at one venue.
This Emancipation holiday weekend is the perfect weekend to experience a real Bahamian down home fest at the Cat Island Regatta with parties all around the island through Monday, August 1.  You can get your groove on to good old Bahamian music and experience the real island charm and festivities in the rake 'n' scrape capital.
"It's an island hopping kind of weekend and the next big stop is Cat Island" says organizer Maxwell Burrows.  "The island known for its rake and scrape influences will be rocking this weekend.
"There will be something for everyone going on," says Burrows, organizer of the Cat Island Regatta.  "Kids, adults -- everyone will have a grand old time.  If you aren't there for the main event, the sloop racing, then what's happening on the ground will have you excited just as much.  We have so many activities, great entertainers and of course food to keep you going all weekend long."
From beer drinking contests, to crab catching, conch cracking, climbing the greasy pole, watermelon eating, bingo and hoopla, to the egg and spoon race, there's a competition for everyone to participate in.
With native delicacies in abundance to be had, you can eat your fill of crab 'n' rice, peas 'n' rice, mutton, fried chicken, baked chicken, fried fish, macaroni, potato salad and even salads made from native ingredients.  The must-have weekend dessert will be Cat Island's famous flour cake -- a small sweet biscuit-like cake that anyone visiting Cat Island must have.  If you are just looking for a traditional sweet tooth fix other pastries like guava duff, bennie cake, coconut cakes, pineapple or coconut tarts and of course pound cake will be on the menu.
"When you get tired and want to just relax you can entertain yourself by watching the main attraction, the sloop sailing, at 2 p.m. on Saturday," says Burrows.  "This will be an amazing race and we have top notch boats like "Who Dat," "Red Stripe," "Southern Cross," "Cobra," "Lady Margaret," and "Sweet Island Gal" among many other boats going head to head for the coveted regatta trophy.
"It's just going to be a great and amazing weekend and you will not want to miss it," said the organizer.
The Cat Island Regatta has attracted thousands of people returning home as well as visitors over the years.  People who have experienced it says it is one of the best homecomings out there -- fun as well as relaxing.
"Fun!  That's what I think of when I imagine going to the Cat Island festival," says 24-year-old Victorine Campbell.  "I haven't been in ages but when I was younger it was the 'hotness'.  I still remember all the games and the good food.  I remember sitting on the bay watching the boats sail by.  It was truly amazing.  I am hoping to go this weekend since my family is going down too.  I am excited especially since there are so many great entertainers performing who will make the event even greater. This is going to be awesome."
Kevyn Sanderson, 29, a self-confessed Regatta junkie who has regatta-hopped around the country won't be missing the Cat Island affair which he says is one of his favorites.
"It's a quiet place usually that just springs to life at times like these.  It's really amazing and I just love how I feel when I go there.  I don't know what it is about it that keeps me going back, but I will absolutely be there this weekend."
 
THE CAT ISLAND PARTY
When: Friday, July 29 - Monday, August 1
Where: New Bight Regatta Site, Cat Island
Time: 8 a.m. - until
Entrance: Free, Concert Tickets $5

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Bahamian baseball history dotted with pro players

Jeff Williams laments the decline of the Bahamas Baseball Association (BBA) for over three decades. He has a strong appreciation for the Bahamas Baseball Federation (BBF) which has been a breeding ground for younger players.
"We lost a lot when our senior program died," he said.
The BBA was in turmoil and not producing quality players as it once did, years before the Andre Rodgers Diamond was torn down in 2006. That act though was like the nail in the coffin. The BBA never caught itself and now appears to be an organization in name only. Despite it all though, even a sports hard-liner like Williams readily admits there is much richness to the baseball history in this country to be proud of. Of course, the coming on stream of the BBF at the same time the BBA was slipping badly, helped greatly to cement the baseball legacy in the nation.
Williams proudly points to the many professionals developed, nurtured and refined by the BBA. There was in fact that storied period of the BBA. There was much to celebrate about during the 1950s, the 1960s and the 1970s. That was a period when The Bahamas was churning out professional baseball players faster than the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Venezuela.
Andre Rodgers started it all in 1954 when he signed a contract with the New York Giants organization. He would go up to the major leagues to stay in 1957, until 1967. Behind him came some 47 more professionals. Five of them followed him into the majors -- Tony Curry, Wenty Ford, Ed Armbrister, Will Culmer, and just last season, Antoan Richardson reached the elite circle.
The others that got into the professional mix include the following: Vincent Ferguson, Edmondo Moxey, Lionel Rodgers, George Weech, Randy Rolle, Adrian Rodgers, Vince Albury, Hugh Bethel, Eddie Ford, Henry Williams, Simeon Humes, Eugene Thompson, Frankie Sands, Jayson Moxey, Fred Smith, Roy Bethel, Randy Rodgers, Roosevelt Turner, Fred Taylor, Colin Thompson, Sidney McKinney, Sidney Outten, Kendal Munroe, Pat Ingraham, Shad Rolle, Douggie Smith, Randy Thompson, David "Billy" Mycklewhite, Louis McQuay, Creswell Pratt, Andre Wood, Jackie Wright, Ken Adderley, Jervis Stuart, Winston Seymour, Angelo Burrows, Jammal Johnson, Albert Cartwright, Geron Sands, Greg Burrows, Neil Forsythe and Sean Albury.
That's a nice list, but many of us who have followed the game here, some from the very beginning and the others, are convinced the number would have been larger had the BBA not gone into a funk. Nevertheless, there is the BBF. Presently the BBF provides these numbers:
Professional rank - Richardson, Cartwright, Albury, and including American-born Trayce Thompson, the son of Bahamian basketball great Mychal Thompson.
Present high school/college players in United States - Desmond Russell, Ali Knowles, Dale Davis, Steve Curtis, Lynden Pindling, Byron Ferguson Jr., Byron Murray, Anfernee Seymour, Stephen Russell Jr., Alex Roberts, Ramon Grant, Geren Albury, Tameko Williamson, Anthony Russell, Chad Burrows, Daniel Johnson Jr., Marvin McQueen, Harkeem Cooper, Perez Knowles, D'Juan Seymour, Trae Sweeting, Morgan Souder, Travis Strachan, Ian Fox, Alex Martinborough, Arien Seymour, Lance Edwards, Leighton Gibson, Rodney Forbes, Lyndale Morley, Javon Davis, Keanu Thompson, Todd Isaacs, Ashton Pratt, Dino Sweeting, Jerome Jones, Chachard Laing, Rio Russell, Devin Simmons, Gerrio Rahming, Tevin Symonette, Lucius Fox, A.J. Romer, Henry Thompson, Andrew Pindling, Zach Thurman, Ashton Butler, Arthur Rolle, Seberon Morley, Nick Ferguson, Tramaine Roker, Giles Chisholm, D'wight Rahming, Shannon Johnson, Brandon Taylor, Justin Sweeting, Myron Johnson, Pedro Dean, Kyle Parks, Michael Treco, Cameron Richardson, George Ratliffe and Yokito Pinder.
That's a nice group of young diamond performers. Two years ago, the Freedom Farm 12-and-under squad won the Cal Ripken World Series crown. Williams admits that the country's baseball future is looking bright. The BBF environment certainly is a healthy one.
To respond to this column, kindly contact Fred Sturrup at fredericksturrup@gmail.com.

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Lillian Adelaide Delores Knowles, 80

Funeral Service for the late Retired Principal Prison Officer Lillian Adelaide Delores Knowles, B.E.M. age 80 years of #53 Big Pond Subdivision will be held on Saturday March 31st , 2012 at 10:00am at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Baillou Hill and Wulff Road. Officiating will be The Reverend Canon Basil Tynes, assisted by The Reverend Fr. Roderick Bain. . Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens & Mausoleums, John F Kennedy and Gladstone Road.

She is predeceased by her mother: Alice Grant, father: Constantine Grant, niece: Joan Higgs and grandson: Ricardo Knowles Jr.

She will be forever remembered by her Five (5) children: Ricardo Knowles Sr., Stanford Knowles, Charlayne Knowles-Rolle, Joel Knowles and Shavonne Rolle-Davis; Grandchildren: Shonel, Jacoby, Shantik, Stannarj, Staniko and Paige Knowles, Cara Burrows-Brooks, Shakera & John Clarke and Standeria & Kyeshon Bain; Great Grand Children: Iiesha & Gabrielle Taylor, Rayne Rolle and Shacody Knowles; Daughters-in-law: Melanie and Muriel Knowles; Sons-in-law: Fredrick Davis and Police Constable 19 Julius Rolle; Sisters: Hilda Rolle, Princes Ruth Grant-Butler and Erma Sweeting; Brother-in-law: Rayford Rolle; Nieces: Sophia Archer, Dr. Faith Butler, Suzanne Sweeting, Jennifer, Stephanie & Fiona Sweeting, Patricia Sweeting-Rahming, Melanie Sweeting-Adderley, Judy Sweeting-Johnson and Angela Sweeting-Lockhart; Nephews: Geoffrey, Alonzo, Keith & Derek Rolle, Jerome & Jonathan Butler and Preston, Jentry & Mark Sweeting; and Numerous other relatives and friends: Richard Rolle, Debra Williams, Chris Brooks, Robert & Sarah Jennings & family, Claramae Joseph & family, Idamae & Simon Mullings & family, Ruth Knowles & family, Roselyn Ritchie & family, Brian & Anishka Wilson & family, Desmond Burrows & family, King David & family, Sharon, Janice & Kirkwood Adderley & family, Dianne Major & family, the Stubbs family, Wendell Bowe, Her Majesty's Prison family, Alonzo Rolle of Port St. Lucie Florida, Patrona Major & family, Shirley Dunn & family, Natalie Fynes & family, Vanetta Walkes & family, Birdie Hanna & family, Philomese Burrows & family, Corrie Higgs & family, Vernalee Miller & family, Rev. Christine Bonaby & family, Michael Barry & family, Thomas Evans & family, the Holy Cross Church family, St. Barnabas Anglican Church family, St. Margaret's Anglican Church family, St. Matthew's Anglican Church family, the Big Pond Subdivision and the White Road communities.

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 8:30am until service time.

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A tribute to the late Stanley Moir

Dear Editor,
In the early and mid-1950s, the British began shedding a number of their colonial territories as they were becoming a financial burden. Palestine, Honduras, Cyprus, Singapore, Jamaica, Guyana, to name a few. Displaced British personnel from such areas were posted to other British colonies not yet targeted for independent status like Bermuda and The Bahamas. The first two such persons to be sent to the Bahamas police force were from Palestine where they held the rank of sergeant and corporal, respectively. But on arrival to the Bahamas police force, they were given the ranks of superintendent and assistant superintendent, respectively. On the arrival of E. J. H. Colchester-Wemyss in 1955 as commissioner, there followed a goodly number of these persons. In the summer of 1956 the force was the recipient of a young assistant superintendent accompanied by his young wife and their son Ricky on a transfer from the Bermuda police force.
The name of that young ASP was Stanley R. Moir, a man of sterling character, a man who said what he meant and meant what he said; one who was loyal to the brand; one who took his duties seriously and carried them out without fear or favor; one who would give advice and comfort to a constable or sub-officer who was abused or the victim of racial slurs by one of his own ilk. In other words, he was a people's person extraordinaire. On his arrival to the force, I was given the task of showing him around and giving him assistance in finding his way around the island. His first assignment was supervising the construction of Southern Police Station, which was already underway. On its completion, he sent for me and wanted to know where he could obtain shrubs and palms to landscape the area. I took him to the Department of Public Works at Nassau and South Streets where he was given all the plants that he needed for completion of the project. He later commanded the Southern Division.
When he was the officer commanding the Criminal Investigation Department and I was the head of one of four special investigation teams, I worked with him on a number of murder investigations and learned a lot from him. One bit of advice given me by him in the art of interrogation was, "You catch flies with honey, not vinegar". I am not ashamed to say that I have never forgotten that one. In 1961, another officer of quality, who like Stan Moir was kept out of the inner circle of expats by their countrymen for their modus operandi with local officers, was found dead under suspicious circumstances like a former royal governor who died under similar conditions. He too was buried in haste.

Stan Moir was given the task of performing a semi-military funeral for his departed comrade.
I was the sergeant in charge of Central Division of which the deceased was the officer in charge. Stan sent for me and said to me, "Sergeant, you are the expert on military parades. I am not. And will you do this parade for me?" No problem, said I.
He was an officer. I was a sergeant. He need not ask me. He could have given me an order like some others of his rank, but he chose to ask instead of ordering. That was the type of officer Stanly Riddell Moir was, an officer and a gentleman.
Stanley Moir gave of his best to The Bahamas, in general, and to the Royal Bahamas Police Force, in particular, in the building of this nation and the transformation of our police force with his dedicated and committed service in training and assisting young Bahamian officers to become masters of their own destinies and the sole administrators of their police force.
On Thursday, I attended a symbolic viewing and book signing ceremony where condolences were offered his bereaved family by hundreds, or should I say thousands, of his former colleagues and comrades. For me it was a sad occasion indeed. On Friday I attended a memorial service along with hundreds of his comrades, family and friends. The eulogy was delivered by one of his proteges, the Rev. Fr. Rodney Burrows, who was a recipient of Stan Moir's advice and tutoring. Rodney's sermon was typical of Stan's philosophy. He often said that humor is a salve to a man's being. I am sure that Stan would have been proud to hear his little Rodney in action on Friday. He was great. Thank you reverend for a task well-performed in honor of your mentor's legacy.
This year would have been his 56th year in this country that he chose to call home and one to which he contributed so generously of his time and energy in teaching and training so many to not only be receivers, but teachers and givers as well. The commissioner of police and his staff must be congratulated for the splendid and magnificent display of professionalism in the symbolic and memorial events provided for a fallen comrade.
Stanley R. Moir was a man of stature who stood head and shoulders above them all. May his soul rest in peace and his legacy live on in our police force for generations to come.
- Errington W. I. Watkins

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Gloria Marie Miller, 56

Funeral Service for the Late Gloria Marie Miller, 56 years of St. Ann Crescent, off Culberts Hill, Winton Heights, will be held on Saturday March 31st, 11:00 a.m. at New Covenant Baptist Church, East-West Highway. Bishop Simeon Hall assisted by Associate Pastors of New Covenant Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Soldier Road.
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, #34 Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF
Gloria Miller
A TIME TO BE BORN
Gloria Marie was born to the parentage of Joslyn
and Priscilla Jarrett on the sixth day of May, 1955.
She was the first child from this union. "Glo", as
she was affectionately called, "glowed" in every
sense of the word. She had an excellent spirit.
She was soft-spoken, loving, humble and although
strong-willed, she always had a sweet smile and a
pleasant disposition.

A TIME TO SOW
Glo's early education began at St. Mary's pre-school and continued at Oakes Field Primary which at that time was called the Base Road School. She then matriculated to J. F. K. Secondary School which was located at the site of the present H. O. Nash Junior High School. Glo always wanted to be a teacher and from early childhood she would sit her siblings, the cat and the dog down and then proceeds to "teach" them. Her love for teaching pushed her to enroll at the Teachers' Training College (now the second campus for C. C. Sweeting Secondary School). She was determined to achieve excellence in her chosen field.

Glo met Mr. Wellington Edison Miller, her "Androsian stallion", and a beautiful courtship ensued. "Welly" was indeed her soul mate. He was quiet, loving, faithful, reliable and very much in love with her. Welly strummed his box guitar and sang his way into Glo's heart. They were joined in matrimony on July 30, 1977. God blessed this union with three sons: Terru, Wellington Jr. (deceased), and Tristan Miller.

In 1978, Glo was transferred to Marsh Harbour, Abaco along with her husband, who was now an Immigration Officer. She was posted to Spring City Central High School where she taught until 1980. In 1980, she was redeployed to New Providence where she taught at S. C. McPherson Junior High school for a short time before being transferred with her husband to Inagua where she taught at the Inagua All Age School from 1980 - 1982. She was once again transferred to New Providence and in late 1982 she was redeployed to the Columbus Primary School.

At Columbus Primary, Glo headed the Remediation Program. It was here that she helped to organize the "Garden Club" which she used as a tool to effectively teach her students who were mainly kinesthetic learners. Her hard work resulted in her being blessed with the title Teacher of the Year for the Northwestern District while at Columbus Primary School.

The need to perfect the gift with which God had blessed her resulted in Glo enrolling in the College of Saint Benedict. She attended classes at the campus here in Nassau and then made the sacrifice of leaving her young family in order to complete required studies at the Minnesota Campus. In May of 1990, she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education and proudly returned home to her family.

Glo was a teacher "par excellence" and never missed an opportunity to hone her skills. In the final stage of her career, she developed a special interest in children who had long stays in the hospital; their education became very important to her. As a result, in December 2007, she accepted the post of Principal of the Hospital School and went on to excel in that field.

Glo's desire to use all the talents that God gave her was not limited to the classroom - it was exhibited in her role as a loving, dedicated, caring and faithful wife and mother and more importantly in her love for God and faithful stewardship to her church. Glo loved the Lord. On September 12, 1982, she and Welly joined New Covenant Baptist Church one week after the church's doors opened. At that time it was located in the Chicken Unlimited building on Mackey Street. She was faithful to her church. A teacher by profession, Glo was immediately drawn to the Sunday school where she would work her way up to become the second person to be elected Sunday school superintendent. She also had a beautiful and melodious voice and loved to sing. As a result she immediately joined the choir and would later be elected President of the Senior Choir. Later, Glo would coordinate the New Covenant Early Learning Centre, join the Executive Council of the church and along with her husband, serve as co-chairman of the Marriage Ministry for four years. She was faithful to all of her assignments!

Some people have green thumbs but Glo had green fingers and toes! She could take a sprig and make it bloom. She was always in her garden - planting and singing to her flowers, the grass and the trees. Her garden is beautiful because of the songs, sun, rain and fertilizer. Her yard won the Yard of the Year Award in 2007 as a result of her gardening skills and creativity. She was a member of the Horticulture Club and the Perky Garden Club.

A TIME TO REAP
Years of dedicated service in the field of Education and faithful stewardship to her church landed Glo many awards. Some of them include:

1991 - Honored for Outstanding and Dedicated Service to the Sunday School of New Covenant Baptist Church.
2000 - honored by the Young Adults Ministry for her dedication and faithfulness.
2001 - Awarded for faithful and dedicated service to the Senior Choir of New Covenant Baptist Church.
2003 - Awarded by the Ministry of Education Primary Principal's Association for long and dedicated service.
2003 - Awarded by The Ministry of Education for special contributions as a writer of indigenous textbooks for the Bahamas.
2004 - Honored by Sunday School of New Covenant for dedication.
March 2010 - Awarded Ministry of Education's Special School Administrators Award for Principals of Hospital Schools
2004 - Along with her husband, she was awarded by Marriage Ministry of New Covenant for being most unselfish couple.
2011 - Honored by Youth Department of New Covenant for outstanding work.
2011 - Honored by The National Baptist Association for longstanding and dedicated service.
1997 - She was named Mother of The Year by her church.

A TIME FOR WAR
There will come a time in all our lives when we have to go to battle for what we hold dear. Glo strongly believed that faith that was not tested could not be trusted. She was therefore ready for the battle of her life. She began to feel peculiarities in her body that told her that something was wrong. She attended physicians locally and abroad and in February 1999, she was diagnosed with lupus. This predator began to nip away at Glo's health. Year after year her body deteriorated. Her struggle to enjoy more well days was great as she was in and out of the hospital. Yet, her faith in God remained steadfast and her spirit grew stronger. Her valiant struggle became a living testimony of unwavering faith. As the years passed, the lupus took its toll and she could no longer do many of the things that she enjoyed. She was no longer able to sing or work in her garden. Her husband and sons formed a triangle of love, support and comfort around her through the painful and sleepless nights. When asked how she was doing, Glo would always declared, "It is well." This was a testimony not to her physical health but to the condition of her immortal soul. Through all the changing seasons of her life, Glo never failed to give God praise.

Left to celebrate her wonderful legacy and exemplary life are Husband: Mr. Wellington Edison Miller; Sons: Terru and Tristan Miller; Adopted Sons: Andre Seymour, Matthew Rolle, Rekeno Johnson, Rashad Thompson, Avard Cargill, Avery Cargill, Keith Thompson and Dwayne Lowers; Adopted Daughter: Jessica Hanna; Daughter-in-Law: Michelle Seymour; Mother: Mrs. Priscilla Jarrett; Sisters: Joy Rahming, June Penn, Christine and Eleanor Jarrett; Brothers: Dennis Jarrett, Joslyn Jarrett Jr., Carl Jarrett; God Children: Lanna Rolle, Alexia Nottage, Aaron Francis, Tiffany Francis, Kayliesha St. Cyr and Ellesha Daniels; Aunts: Leah Rolle and Leona Hepburn; Grandaunt: Lean Stubbs; Uncles: Kemuel Hepburn, Ezra and Wellington Hepburn
Granduncle: J. J. Stubbs; Sisters-in-Law: Grace Jarrett, Panchita, Rosa, Doretha and Erma Miller, Gertrude Pedican and Isadora McQuay; Brothers-in-Law: Vince and Charles Miller, Ernie Pedican, Ralph Adderley, Rudyard Penn and Patrick Rahming.
Nieces: Kimarrah Rahming, Raquel Penn,Leotha Debbie, Charlene. Linda. Paula, Jennifer, Necree, Donna,Jan, Goldie,Cheryl, Danise, Dominic, Demara,Nyoshie, Lynn, Dale, Tanisha and Shenequa; Grandnieces: Merchante Rahming, Trevette, Treva.
Niece-in-Law: Monteria Rahming; Nephews: Udahrae Rahming, Dennis Jr., Jerome, Tyrone, Kirk, Wayde, Ronnie, Edward, Shayne, Oscar, Troy, Brent, Travis, Darren, Theo, Waden, Liston, Alfred Jr., Zendall, Jerry and Allan; Grandnephews: Trevor Jr.
Cousins: Carolyn Hanna ,Malita, Jennifer, Ingrid, Claudia, Denise, Laontyna, Franz and Father Dwight Rolle. Other Relatives: Phipatoya, Lasheca, D'Adron, Garkeno, Indalisha, Dolly, Icelyn, Alphonso, Pastor Kirklyn Smith and the Smith Family; Maudline, Aranah, Iklyn, Mr. Harvey and Mrs. Roselda Woodside and all of the Woodside family; Mr. Carlton and Mary Bowleg; Mr. Zack and Mrs. Sharon Francis and Family; And friends of the family: Mrs. Maedawn Munroe and family; Mrs. Valencia Nottage and Family; Mr. and Mrs. Berkley and Partice Chisolm and family; Mr. and Mrs. Val and Marie Coley, and family, Pastor Willamae Braynen, Mrs. Evangeline Penn and family, Dr. Dionne Dames-Rahming,Mrs. Maltese Davis, Mrs. Nellie Walkes, Mr. and Mrs. Errol Bethel, Mr. and Mrs. Haldor Russell, Mr. John Ford and Family of Inagua, The Adderley Family of Inagua,, Mr. Elon and Shirley Arnette and family, Mr. Peuchler Jean, Mrs. Elicia Richards, Mr. Ronald and Cleomi Sutherland and family, Mr. Harold and Mrs. Carol Dorsette and Family, Lester and Shirley Farrington and Family and Mrs. Katherine Brown and Family. All the Farrington Road Family including: the Dean, Smith, Woodside, Eneas, and Sands Families, Maxine Daxon, Kim Hanna, Mr. Roy and Mrs. Arementhia Hanna, Delores Ferguson, Eloise Mackey, Lucianne Sturrup, Marsha Deveaux, Karen St. Cyr, Patrick and Debbie Johnson, Sherman and Royanna Swann (from Abaco), Clover Pratt, Yvonne Heath, Mary Moxey, Veronica Micklewhite, Sylvia Bethel, Martha Dean, Jacqueline Burrows, Barbara Burrows, Mavis Miller, Dorothy Darville, Tommy and Mizpah Smith and family, Barbara Johnson and Family, Cheryl Minnis and all the other teachers and friends. Church Family: Bishop Simeon and Minister Linda Hall and the entire membership of New Covenant Baptist Church especially the Senior Choir and Sunday School; Mrs. Beverly Beneby and Family, Mrs. Helen Thompson, Ethel Farrington, Sybil Taylor, Tyrone Miller, Whitlen Dorsette, Herbert Cash II, Chris Mullings, and The Sunday School Department.

The Bahamas Olympic Committee, The Amateur Boxing Federation of the Bahamas and all other Sporting Federations and Associations of the Bahamas, all the doctors and nurses on the third and fourth floors of Doctors Hospital, Dr. Vincent Nwosa, Dr. Kevin Moss, The Perky Garden Club, the Horticulture Garden Club; and others too numerous to mention.

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'THE RUFFNECK PASTOR' HOLDS WORKSHOP TO HELP PARENTS DEAL WITH THEIR TEENAGERS

By JEFFARAH GIBSON

Tribune Features Writer

AS much as parents think they know about parenting there is much more knowledge to be acquired and Pastor Dave Burrows hopes he can provide them with an opportunity to expand their existing knowledge of parenthood.

Dr Burrows - whose methods and down-to-earth approach have earned him the nickname "The Ruffneck Pastor" - is hosting a workshop this Saturday to help parents raising teenagers.

Speaking with Tribune Religion, he explained that at the workshop parents can expect to gain information on how to better understand their teenagers, discipline methods that work, ways to motivate and inspire their kids, and how to deal with teenagers ...

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Alfred Jarrett, 69

Funeral Service for the Late Alfred Jarrett, 69 years of Seaview Drive and West Bay Street, will be held on Tuesday May 29th, 11:00 a.m. at Ebenezer Methodist Church, East Shirley Street.  Rev'd. Carla Culmer assisted by other Ministers of the Gospel will officiate. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Soldier Road.
Wife: Linda Jarrett

Sons: Dr. Marco, Lamont and Mario Jarrett (deceased)
Daughter in Law:  Marcie Jarrett
Grandchildren: Jedidiah, Justus and Jahmai Jarrett
Sisters: Lorelda Burrows and Sandra Baird (England)
Brothers: Frederick Laing and Basil Neymour
Sisters-in-Law: Karen Laing, Paula Neymour, Faye Smith, Crystal Carey
Brothers-In-Law: Eric Burrows, Grant Baird (England), Dr. Baldwin Carey (Annette), Philip Carey (Ingrid) and Terrance Carey (Gayle) Allan Carey -deceased (Cora)
Nieces: Renee Burrows, Dr. Kimberley Richardson, Erica Laing, Carla and Lisa Baird, Dr. Sarah Pajaro (Giovani), Charlotte Smith, Racquel Carey-Bowe (Francis), Sonja Gibson (Raymond), Nicole Carey, Krysta Wilson (Kirk) and Martine Carey
Nephews: Tyrone Burrows, Dr. Osmond Richardson, Marvin, Dominic, Andree, Simon Smith (Marsha), Dr. Gregory Carey (Karen), Vaughn Carey, Garrett Carey, William and Keith Carey-deceased (Michelle) and Chanarve McBride
Grand Nephews:  Adriel Burrows, Travis Burrows, Matthew and Jonathan Richardson, Wayne Munnings, Andrew Smith, Michael and Marco Carey, Penton, Donovan, Bradley and Brian Neymour, Erin Laing
Grand Nieces: Makhaila Richardson, Guilia and Alys Pajero, Gabrielle Carey, Simone Smith, Keishel, Keira and Keva Carey, Phillipa Carey
Other Relatives & friends: The Rt. Hon Prime Minister Perry G. Christie & Family, Christie Family , Mabel Stubbs & Family, Terry, Kevin, Trevor Kemp, Mary Smith & Family (U.S.A) Kingsley Williams &Family (U.S.A) Joan Williams (U.S.A) Wesley Neymour (U.S. A)Donna Paulding & Family (U.S.A) Daphne Taylor & Family (U.S.A) Violet Cannonila (Switzerland) Vangy Penn & Family, Cynthia Conyers & Family, Dwain, Sidney, Vernon and Danny Wilkerson & Family, Oswald and Coral Sawyer & Family, Ted, Fred, Rose and Marie Charlton, Monsignor Preston A. Moss, Bobby Glinton & Family, , McCartney Family, Marie Collie & Family, Juanita Carey, Dave Allen & Family, Carey Family,  Bank of the Bahamas , BEC, Finco and Royal Bank Family, Bernard Miller & Family, Luder Petit Frere, Merbarine Bascoe, Fred Murray & Family, Wesley Bastian & & Family, Rawson McDonald, Calvin Knowles, Wendell Jones, Algernon Allen, Bradley Roberts, Frankie Wilson, Lester Turnquest, Godfrey Eneas, Jeffrey Lloyd, George Bethell, Olga Culmer and the PLP Family.
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, Nassau Street on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Tuesday at the Church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

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NVEA crowns its 2013 pool champions

The Nassau Valley Eight-ball Association (NVEA), which consists of 19 pool teams under the leadership of its president Roger Major, held its season's closing ceremony and presentation of awards at Hollywood Billiards Pool Room last month. The afternoon started with four females shooting to be called The Bahamas' top female player for the year. In the first match, Karlene Evans defeated Kia Adderley. Also, Laurie Lightfoot defeated Kendanique Williams. The winners moved on to the final. In the final, Evans defeated Lightfoot 5-1 to win the ladies pool title of The Bahamas. Lightfoot placed second and Williams finished third. On the men's side, Eugene Wallace defeated Kevin 'K Bear' Rahming, 7-0, to win The Bahamas' men's title. Last year's champion, Everette Newry, placed third after defeating Jared Major.
In the team competition, the Chesapeake Bad Boys, led by captain Julian Seymour, defeated the Eliminators, led by Dario Woodside, 4-3. The match came down to the wire, with Desmond Burrows from the Bad Boys stunning Woodside in the last game of the series. Club 30, captained by Alfredo Rolle, defeated Arnette's Big Sticks, led by Michael Demeritte, for third place. In the B Division, the Sneaky Hustlers, captained by Felton Capron, defeated the Mega Hit Boys, captained Martin Burrows, 4-3, to win that division. Dario Sturrup won the Rookie of the Year award in the league.
The 2013/14 season has already started.
Wednesday's results
Arnette's Big Sticks 124, Chesapeake Bad Boys 91
Hollywood Destroyers 114, The Eliminators 111 (Renaldo Dean scored 1 ERO)
Club 30 Predators 132, Captain Vinney Cruisers 101
The Fantastics 122, Broken Arrow Spartans 99
Arnette's Stingers 116, The Ballers 103
Q-Club Shockers 121, New Hideout Prowlers 99 (Tario Kemp scored 1 ERO)
Weekend results
Hollywood Destroyers 141, Chesapeake Ballers 82
Q-Club Shockers 119, Chesapeake Unknowns 93
Captain Vinney Cruisers 121, Broken Arrow Sneaky Hustlers 108
Chesapeake Bad Boys 130, Club 30 Assassins 91 (Jared Major scored 1 ERO)
Eliminators 104, New Hideout Prowlers 95 (Dario Woodside scored 1 ERO)
The Fantastics 128, Arnette's Big Sticks 86
Monday's results
Over 40 & Sporty 111, The Underdogs 108
Captain Vinney Cruisers 121, Broken Arrow Sneaky Hustlers 108
Q-Club Shockers 119, Chesapeake Unknowns 93
The Fantastics 128, Arnette's Big Sticks 86
Chesapeake Bad Boys 130, Club 30 Assassins 91 (Jarette Major scored 1 ERO)
Hollywood Destroyers 141, Chesapeake Ballers 82
The Eliminators 104, New Hideout Prowlers 95 (Dario Woodside scored 1 ERO)

ERO - Player sinks all of his balls, not allowing the other player to shoot.

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Olympic schedule for Bahamas swimmers
Olympic schedule for Bahamas swimmers

The Bahamas contingent of swimmers at the 2008 Olympic Games being held August 9-24 in Beijing, China consists of four athletes: Elvis Vereance Burrows, Alana Dillette, Jeremy Knowles, and Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace. The group is under the coaching direction of former Olympian and head coach of the Bahamas Swimming Federation.

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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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'What's past is prologue'

Last night, "Shakespeare in Paradise Celebrates five years of Poster Art: 2009-2013" opened at Popopstudios International Center for the Visual Arts.
The exhibition features T-shirts and photographs from the productions over the years, including memorabilia such as posters, program booklets and show tickets.
The show is curated by Popopstudios resident artist and ceramicist Katrina Cartwright and features the work of Bahamian and Canadian artists who have designed poster images for Shakespeare in Paradise -- Julia P. Ames, Lindsay Braynen, Stephen Catalano, June Collie, Rashad Ferguson, Zyandric Jones, Kachelle Knowles, Jace Mckinney, Jeffrey Meris, Jon Murray, Trevaughn Neely, Bernard Petit, Khia Poitier, Reuno Pratt, Amy Salter, Charlthorn Strachan and Matthew Wildgoose. Petit and Knowles also assisted with the organization of the exhibition.
"There has been a long tradition of poster art as a medium of promoting ideas, political or peaceful," said Festival Director Nicolette Bethel. "In the 19th century, posters became a medium for promoting not only ideas but also theater and cabaret - by such artists as Jules Cheret and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
"Twentieth century advertising grew out of this tradition. Fine artists such as Picasso and later other artists such as Andy Warhol uplifted poster art once more to an art form. Shakespeare in Paradise is happy to present this exhibition and hopes to carry on that tradition of promoting theater through art."
On Wednesday, October 13, a day after the festival closes, Shakespeare in Paradise will auction off all of the art in the exhibition.
The exhibition is a first-time highlight of this year's festival, which features an adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Taming of The Shrew" as its signature Shakespeare production.
"'Taming of the Shrew' is one of Shakespeare's best known comedies yet it is one of his most misunderstood," said "Shrew" Director Gordon Mills. "To most, it is the story of bad tempered, miserable young Katharina who is beaten into submission by her arrogant, abusive husband, Petruchio. However, 'Shrew' is actually two stories and the second, concerning Katharina's apparently sweet and submissive younger sister, is just as compelling."
This version of "Shrew" will focus sharply on the comical and farcical elements of the play, including disguise, slapstick and trickery, without losing sight of the pivotal social issues of arranged marriages, women's place in marriage, children's duty to their parents and the importance of appearances, said Mills.
This year's signature Bahamian production, directed by Philip A. Burrows, is "The Legend of Sammie Swain", which has not been performed since the 1980s.
"The time is long overdue for the production to be revived and shared with new generations of Bahamians, most of whom have never heard of, much less, seen, 'The Legend of Sammie Swain', although many Bahamians are familiar with its most famous song, 'When the Road Seems Rough'," said Bethel, the daughter of the production's writer, E. Clement Bethel.
Bethel originally wrote "Sammie Swain" as a ballet, but it was later adapted into a musical and later a folk opera, with narration and the story being danced out. It was last performed in 1985 for the Queen's visit to The Bahamas.
Festival organizers also plan to extend last year's "Speak the Speech" in their staging of "Speak the Speech 2: 1973-2013", directed by Nicolette Bethel. This show will comprise speeches and correspondences that talk about the Bahamian nation from the 40 years of independence.
Finally, this year's festival is rounded out by a one-woman show of drama and dub poetry, originating from Canada, entitled "d'bi.young anitafrika: The Sankofa Trilogy".
Other highlights of the festival include a dub poetry/drama workshop and the annual play reading series, hosted at Chapter One bookstore.
Organizers are hoping the exhibition's opening one week before the festival will promote more awareness of the festival and its significance in promoting young Bahamian actors/actresses, directors, playwrights, costume and stage designers and poster illustrators.

o The fifth annual Shakespeare in Paradise runs October 4-12. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/ShakespeareInParadise or twitter.com/shakesparadise; email festassist@shakespeareinparadise.org or call 677-8900 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.).

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Henry Rolle to co-ordinate relay coaching staff

By BRENT STUBBS

Senior Sports Reporter

bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

WHEN Team Bahamas heads to this year's Olympics, coach Henry Rolle said they are going to make every effort to ensure that all four relay teams are present at the Games in London, England.

Rolle, an assistant coach at Auburn University, has been given the responsibility of co-ordinating the relay coaching staff that will include Dianne Woodside, David Charlton and Tyrone Burrows.

Yesterday, Rolle said he included University of Georgia's assistant coach George Cleare to the coaching squad, which he feels will certainly enhance their quest to select the best teams possible.

"The priority is to try to qualify as m ...

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Wendell Wellington Miller Gilbert, 59

DEATH NOTICE

Wendell Wellington Miller Gilbert, 59, affectionately called “Schemer” of Marsh Harbour Abaco and formerly of Acklins Street, died March 27th in Marsh Harbour Abaco.

Precious memories are held by: Children: Letichia Burrows, Ellington “Ching” Gilbert, Devaugh, Shantell and Wory Gilbert

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Tennis tournaments provides more opportunities for junior players

With a team just returning from one of the highest ranking youth tournaments in the region, and the FOCOL tennis tournament taking place in Freeport, Grand Bahama, it's no wonder why Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association (BLTA) President Derron Donaldson is smiling from ear-to-ear.
According to the league's president, the more tournaments available for Bahamians youth and junior players to compete in, betters their chances of playing in the International Tennis Federation (ITF). Even though the four-member team of Elana Mackey, Sydney Clarke, Kofi Bowe and Donte Armbrister weren't able to win any matches at the ITF/GSDF 12 and Under Wilson COTECC Team Masters, in Centro Teneistico, Monterrey Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Donaldson said they picked up a lot of experience and gained exposure.
For the more than 50 junior tennis players competing at the FOCOL tournament, Donaldson said they are all working towards earning local points, which will assist in their bid to compete on the regional and international levels.
"They did their best considering the competition that they were up against," said Donaldson. "We realize our downfalls or shortcomings and are working hard to fixing them, as we want to give all of our players an opportunity to compete at a higher level. A structured training program is needed, along with more cohesiveness. I think that that particular team should be commended for their efforts. This is the first time the ITF is having this event and small federations like ours thank them for creating a tournament for younger players.
"Our team was really young. Kofe Bowe who replaced Jacobi Bain is only 10-years old. He played 12-year olds and held his own. That was good. He, along with the other players got the exposure and experience needed. This tournament will motivate them to train harder."
The FOCOL tennis tournament, which concluded late yesterday, is just one of many scheduled for this month. Due to several delays, a number of the finals were pushed back, said tournament director Bradley Bain. Only two results were available up to press time, the under 8 boys' championship, which was won by Michael Major 10-6 and 11-9 over Anthony Burrows Jr. and the girls' 16 final. In that match, Iesha Shepard defeated Gabriel Donaldson 6-2 and 6-1. Both Shepard and Donaldson are into the final of the under 18 division. Playing for the 18 final title in boys were Freeport native Julio Valdes and Joshua Turnquest, a native of Eleuthera. Playing in the girls under 12 final were Emma Weech and Abigail Simms.
Weech is the number one seed and Simms played her way through the draw, despite getting a top ranking. Number one seed in the girls 14 Laurn Daxon played Hanna-Joy Simmons and Sydney Kerr teamed up with Weech to take on Doneisha Gibson and Dontae Turnquest in doubles action. Junior tennis players competed over three days in four divisions, for both boys and girls at the tournament.

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Grand Bahama advances student Ministers of Tourism

Freeport, Grand Bahama -

As Grand Bahama's new Junior Minister of Tourism,

Vashti

-Eve Burrows, began

her term of service, outgoing Junior Minister, Trevor Johnson Jr., looked back at a year of

invaluable

education and growth.

The
Ministry of Tourism's Junior Minister of Tourism program enlists high
school students each year to be trained in the tourism sector. Students
learn about the various disciplines within tourism, and after a series
of competitive events, an eleventh grade student

is chosen on each major island

as the Junior Minister of Tourism for

that

island. Finally, a national speech competition decides the national Junior Minister...

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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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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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Percy Nathaniel Basden, 74

Funeral service for Deacon Percy Nathaniel Basden, 74 yrs., a resident of Garden Hills #1 & formerly of Bottle Creek, Turks Island, who died on 29th March, 2012, will be held at Greater Bethel Cathedral, Faith Way, Baillou Hill Road, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Sufferant Bishop Christopher Minnis. Interment follows in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, JFK Drive.Left to cherish his memories are his wife: Brenhilda Basden; 9 children: Percy Basden Jr, Princess Pinnock, Kenneth Basden, Darren Basden, Millie Basden Reid, Yvonne Basden Delgado, Montgomery Lewis Basden, Shirley McPhee & Raymond Basden; 6 adopted children: Samuel Burrows, Mario Johnson, Edvardo Johnson, Judith Rolle, Shelton Curtis & Ingrid Johnson; 32 grandchildren: Jason Greene, Hillary Cox, Janeen, Katiann, Ebony Basden, Terez Forbes, Shavanda Basden, Shakera Greene, Precious Basden, Tomeko Price, Dominique, Shanell, Winesha Pinnock, Darren Jr. & Daria Basden, Rudesha & Kenneth Basden Jr., Leslie Greene Jr., Brejon Saunders, Shavonia, Shanique & Montgomery Jr. Lewis, Kendrick Johnson, Lavar, Aisa, Ashton & Ania Burrows, Dawn Dorsette & Shaval Rolle, S.J., Deonte & Pappy's special boy: Drequan Smith; 4 sons-in-law: Winston Pinnock, Kevin Reid, Constantino Delgado & Jarval Rolle; 3 daughters-in-law: Michell & Caroline Basden & Shamara Johnson; 5 brothers-in-law: Thomas Basden, Elik Forbes, Hilgrove & Granville Basden & Daniel Lightbourne; 10 brothers-in-law: Dr. Neil Sawyer, Alfred Smith, Ruben Smith, Junior, Deacon Maxwell, Cleophus, Elkin Johnson, Philip Minnis, Oral Burrows & Joseph Sands; 2 sisters: Helena Sawyer & Ronica Basden; 14 sisters-in-law: Mary, Mavis & Beverley Basden, Christine Taylor, Patsy Francis, Berylean Burrows, Esthermae Smith, Felicia Altima, Angela, & Agnes Smith, Terecita Minnis, Nikitra Sands, Esther, Mary & Laverne Johnson; father & mother-in-law: George & Theresa Johnson; 21 nephews: Lawrence Sawyer, Jason, Gregory, Lorne, Sean, Kevin Basden, Clifton Forbes, Wilfred Dean, Ji,,y Dean, Michael Gardiner Sr., Keita, Novin, Andy, Rocklyn, Ashwood & Mackey Forbes, Crispin & Hilgrove Basden, Livingston Forbes & Corporal & Michael Gardiner Jr.; 17 nieces: Catherine Gardiner, Marion Rolle, Louise Forbes, Vernell Dean, Dianna Rolle, Michelle Poitier, Shandia McGrew, Pernia Forbes, Rosalie Forbes, Bloomie Kuris, Silvary Forbes, Deidre Gardiner, Leza Basden, Christina Barr, Yolanda Basden, Larise Fraser, Merenique Francis; numerous other relatives & friends including: Suff. Bishop Christopher Minnis, Officers & members of the Greater Bethel Cathedral, Pastor Daniel Braynen & Christ Temple family, Bishop George Duncombe & Little Jerusalem family, Pstor Winston Redwood & Faith Apostolic family, Pastor Eziekel Munnings & God's Temple of Praise family, Suff. Bishop Mackey & The Apostolic family of Andros, Evangelist Gloria Dawkins, Sister Shirley Rolle & family, Deacon Vitzel & Evangelist Mary Whymms & family, Minister Gilbert Smith & family, Rev. Lloyd Smith & family, Max Hamilton & family, Prince Philips & family, Amanda Colebrooke & family, Maude Duncombe & family, David Pratt & family, Edna Knowles & family, Theophilius Knowles & family, Mr. Joel Mackey & family, Betty Bain & family, Mr. Woods & family, Brenda Richardson & family, Wesley Forbes & family, Llewellyn Forbes & family, Maryjane Hepburn & family, Simeon Williams & family, Calvert Williams & family, Patrina Oemler & family, Mr. Swan & family, Amos Hanna & family, Diane Rolle & family, the Garden Hills Community, Bottle Creek & Que families of Turks Island, the staff of Male Surgical II of the Princess Margaret Hospital, Pastor Samuel McIntosh & church family & a host of others relatives & friends.
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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Government worker accused of soliciting cash from passport applicant

A government worker accused of soliciting cash from a passport applicant was arraigned in Magistrates Court yesterday.

George Leon Barr, 28, of Pinewood Gardens, was arraigned before Magistrate Carolita Bethel in Court 8, Bank Lane.

He was charged with soliciting an advantage as well as accepting an advantage.

According to court dockets, it is alleged that between Wednesday, July 14 and Tuesday, August 17, Barr solicited an advantage of cash in the amount of $100 from Kimberly Burrows, without lawful authority, as an inducement to expedite the issuance of two e-passports.

It is further alleged that on Thursday, August 19, Barr accepted an advantage of cash in the amount of $40 from Kimberly ...

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