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Alexandria Chubby Janice Farrington, 24

Funeral service for the late Alexandria “Chubby” Janice Farrington, 24, of Joe Farrington Road, who died on February 12th, 2012, will be held on Saturday, February 25th, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., at Zion Yamacraw Baptist Church, Yamacraw Road, Nassau, Bahamas. Officiating will be Rev. Archelaus Burrows, assisted by Bishop Rhodrick Brown and Rev. Bjorn Burrows. Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery, Soldier Road.

The radiance of this “Amethyst” of a gem will always glow in the hearts of her daughter: D’Vandria Lindsay; parents: Deacon Alex and Janet Farrington; sisters: Monica Farrington-Taylor, Alexis Farrington and Shanador Farrington-Joseph; br ...

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New date set for qualifiers

The men's national softball team will have an extra week to prepare for the regional softball qualifiers, set to take place in Mexico.

The November 18-27 tournament, which is being used as a qualifier for the World Softball Championships, will now be held November 24-December 4. It was said, by the men's national head coach Godfrey Burnside, that the new date was confirmed last week, by the Pan American Softball Confederation (CONPASA) at the Pan American Games that is currently going on in Guadalajara, Mexico. The venue and number of teams competing remains, the only change was in the date.

Even though Burnside said the date will not affect the team, which continues to train three times a week, there are still some challenges faced.

"We are having some challenges because of the weather and the NPSA (New Providence Softball Association) play-offs,"said Burnside."We will probably be in a better state after the round-robin tournament. That will give us about two or three weeks before we leave to prepare.

"We have a lot of players who are still in a competitive mode. As a matter of fact, several of the players on the national team are vying for the championship's title. There are about five or six different players, playing in the NPSA championships. Most of the guys will be in from the Family Islands, by the start of the round-robin. We expect to have a full team practice a day or two before the round-robin ends. We will have an opportunity to play in the round-robin, but not everyone will participate in it. The national team will play an all-star team during this time.

"We will play about two or three games. So for the most part everything is going well."

The national team was named about two months ago. The well-rounded team includes five pitchers, and an aggressive field of players that can adjust based on the game situation faced. Veteran Edney 'The Heat' Bethel will lead the way from the pitcher's mound. Alcott Forbes, Eugene Pratt, Fred Cornish and Thomas Davis will all have an opportunity to 'bring the heat'. Jamal Johnson and Angelo Dillette will rotate as catchers.

Playing in the infield are Greg Gardiner, Desmond Bannister, Marvin Wood, Ken Wood and Larry Russell Jr. The roster will also include Martin Burrows Jr., Lance Watkins, Sherman Ferguson, Van Johnson and Godfrey Burnside Jr.

The Bahamas will open up the tournament against Guatemala, on November 26. Other countries participating are Canada, Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico and Columbia.

The Bahamas Softball Federation (BSF) ^will host their annual National Round-Robin November 3-6, at the Baillou Hills Sporting Field. This year's championships will be held in honor of Sonny Have and Ernestine Butler-Stubbs. Some six male teams will compete for the overall crown and seven on the women's side.

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Colin Campbell Deane, 79

Funeral Service for Colin Campbell Deane, 79, of Beatrice Avenue, Seabreeze Estates, will be held on Friday February 17th, 11:00 a.m. at Christ the King Anglican Church, Ridgeland Park, West. Rev’d. Canon Curtis Robinson assisted by The Venerable Archdeacon I. Ranfurly Brown, Rev’d. Fr. Bradley Miller, Rev’d. Fr. Rodney Burrows and Rev’d. Fr. Ivan Eldon will officiate. Interment will follow in the Garden of Remembrance, Christ Church Cathedral, George Street.

He is survived by his daughters, Michele Thompson and Siobhan Deane, and son Perry Deane, six grand children, Phillip II and Michael Thompson, Litsa, V’Alonee, Alistair Jr. and Apriel Deane, one ...

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Leonard White, 63

Memorial Service for Leonard White, age 63 years, of St. James Road, will be held on Saturday, February 25th, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Matthew's Anglican Church, Church and Shirley Streets. Officiating will be Dean Patrick Adderley assisted by other ministers.
Left to cherish his memories are: his three daughters: Inger and Janna White and Lelani Burrows; one son-in-law: Swithun Burrows II; two granddaughters: Hannah Achaia and Bethany Rebekah Burrows; friend : Hazel Carroll; mother: Delaine Carter; one sister: Delaine Bois; one brother: Johnalee White; three nieces: Tanya Johnson, Johnette Ramsey, and Vanessa Bois; one uncle: Lewis White; one aunt: Michelle White; one granduncle: P. Anthony White, cousins: Angela, Rudolph, and Lorraine White; Andre White, Gregg (Deborah) White, Carla ( Robert) Whittingham, Monique (Dr. Yusef) Morant-Wade, Dr. Austin(Vylana)Davis, Kay (Teshonn) Lockhart; Carolyn Davis,  Gary Davis, Adrian White, Grace and Denise Wallace,  Yvonne (Evan) Lewis, Neil Lasister, Felix, and James Bowe;                                                                                                                other  relatives and friends including: Alice, Sharon, Carol and David Martinborough, Gail (Walter) Saunders, Albena (Steve) Harding, Llewellyn (Jackie)Carroll, Charles (Marsha) Carroll,  Ricardo (Catherine) Carroll, Andrea Carroll, Kate Carroll-Outten; Jabari Carroll and Jamila Carroll-Thompson, Alyssa Knowles, Julius and Alana Cox, Althea Butler;  Lloyd Turnquest and Family; Anthony "Dino" Dean; Donzel Huyler and Family, Godfrey Burnside and Family, Ezzard and Julie Reckley;  Angela Brown and Family, Swithun and Lorraine Burrows and family, Sylvester George and Family, Joann Whylly and Family, Anya and Valarie Smith, Wenzel Gray, Derek Roberts, Cheryl Fernander,  Joe Adderley, and The Community of St. James Road.
Special thanks to: Drs. Austin Davis Sr., Adrian Sawyer and Colin Bullard, The Medical Team, Nurses and Staff of Male Medical II (PMH), Sis. Crystal Murray, and Dellarese Carroll,  Jamila Carroll-Thompson, Staff of Delta Airlines Ltd. (Nassau)  Fr. Dwight Rolle and The St. Ambrose Anglican Church Family, Dean Patrick Adderley, Fr. Colin Saunders;  Fr. Colin Humes,  Christ Church Cathedral Family, The Management and Staff of Crowley Bahamas Services, Director and Deputy Directors of the Anglican Central Education Authority, Mrs. Antoinette Storr, Mrs. Suzette Hanna, Administration, Faculty and Staff of St. John's College, students and parents of Grade 5H and The Management and Staff of Cable Bahamas Ltd.
There will be no viewing. Arrangements are being handled by Butlers' Funeral Homes and Crematorium.

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Sterling Wayne Martin, 40

Sterling Wayne Martin, 40, of Martin Close, Cowpen Road died at the Princess Margaret Hospital on Friday, February 3, 2012. He is survived by 4 Sons; Wayne Jr., Don, Dwayne and Dwight Martin, 3 Daughters; Latina Russell, Vanderia Capron and Shiann Martin, 2 Grandchildren; Bernaria Rodgers and Ashton Russell, His Fiance’; Neferia Capron, 4 Sisters; Rose, Melvina, Daisy and Emma Martin, 7 Brothers; Vernal, Dean, Michael, Reserve Police 518 Clifford, Sargent 390 George Martin of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, Sean Lewis and Errol Burrows, 2 Uncles; Elisha and Michael Gardiner .Numerous Nieces and Nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements will be announ ...

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Golden Girl Eldece Clarke and Doyle Burrows to be Inducted into CAC Hall of Fame

 



Nassau, Bahamas -

On Sunday, March 4th at
the Sheraton Nassau Beach on Cable Beach, Golden Girl Eldece Clarke
and Doyle Burrows will be inducted into the Central American and Caribbean
Athletic Confederation Hall of Fame by President Victor Lopez.

Inductions were first done in Jamaica
and Cuba in 2003.

At that time athletes like Herb Mckenley,
George Rhoden, Don Quarrie, and Grace Jackson were some of the Jamaican
athletes inducted and Alberto Juantorena was one of the Cuban athletes
inducted.

The inductions are held in the country
of the inductees...

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Police Crime Report: Arrest of man with handgun - Murder victim identified - Shooting victim succumbs

Nassau, Bahamas -
(14/04/12) A 23 year old male of All Saints Way off East Street south is
in police custody after being found in possession of a handgun...

On Thursday 12th
April, 2012 around 7:15 am the body of female was found at a vacant
property at Perpall Tract with injuries to the upper body. Police have
identified ...

Shooting victim

AKIO FRANCIS BURROWS of SUMMER SET STREET succumbed to his injuries...

Police are
investigating a traffic accident that has left a 34 year old male of
Sunshine Park dead. The incident reportedly occurred around 3:30 am on
Saturday...

Police are investigating a stabbing incident that has left a 17 year old male of Pineyard Road in hospital....

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J.S. Johnson wins Banker's Bowling League Championship

J.S. Johnson Insurance Company emerged as the overall winner of the Banker's Bowling League for 2012-2013, as they took out The Central Bank of The Bahamas in the final game last Thursday. They finished off the championship series at Mario's Bowling and Family Entertainment Palace, four games to three.
On the final night of competition, J.S. Johnson got off to a slow start but came back strong to win the title. It was an exciting night for the Banker's Bowling League as the championship series concluded, and the league also handed out its trophies and awards for the 2012-2013 season. The league also staged a Banker's Bowling Fun Night.
J.S. Johnson Insurance Company received great bowling in the final game from David Slater, with a total of 258, Barry Johnson with a total of 183, Kofe Dames with a score of 179, Lyrone Burrows with a score of 159, and Camille Rolle with a total of 153.
Central Bank was led by William Stubbs with a total of 193; Keith Jones had a score of 184; Marina McClain had a total of 184; Anthony Thompson had a score of 168, and Fredrick Cargill tallied 129. The league extends congratulation to the 2012-2013 champions, J.S. Johnson Insurance Company.

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Independence celebrations in high gear

The celebrations are now in full gear. Bahamians are transitioning to the celebratory mood.
New Providence residents might still are asking, "Where?" I am glad you asked, remember the American song we reinvented, "This land is my land, this land is your land, from Grand Bahama to Inagua ..."? Yes, indeed this country is an archipelago where there is action somewhere every day as it pertains to the independence celebrations.
Ambitiously we set out for one full year to celebrate our 40th anniversary, however, the major and more direct events were all squeezed within the 40-day countdown.
Within this time span is the flag raising ceremony to be done; hopefully, on all inhabited landmass within the chain. This is overly ambitious but remember, nothing beats a try but a failure.
The flag raising ceremony is to me the epitome of all celebrations for this milestone anniversary. I was privileged to have been the commissioner, representing the secretariat, as the flag was taken to Inagua, Acklins and Crooked Island on Monday, June 10 and Wednesday, June 12 respectively. Commissioner Linda Moxey-Brown led the delegation to Long Island on Tuesday, June 11. On June 14, it was Rock Sound and Governor's Harbour with Member of Parliament Damien Gomez leading the delegation.
In most respects, the flag raising ceremony will be the red letter day of celebration in our islands and a most fitting symbolic gesture to unite the hearts and spirits of our people in our ongoing quest to truly become one Bahamas.
This flag was the very one raised on July 10, 1973 at Clifford Park proclaiming The Bahamas a sovereign, free and independent country. Awesome, isn't it just to imagine the power of such a symbolism?
Having failed to have San Salvador as the first in the series, due to the airline's late departure, Inagua was the recipient of first place honor.
The official party was met at the aircraft by the official receiving party led by Senior Deputy Administrator Whelma Colebrooke. The ceremony was brief, yet profound. The 40th anniversary of independence prayer was led by Audrey Burrows.
Information on the symbolism was given by the administrator followed by the actual flag raising by Reverend Godfrey Bain. Representing the bridge to the future was student Humphrey Miller.
The choir of the Inagua All Age School kept the tempo flowing with national renditions which included the national anthem. Acklins was fewer in number, only natural, but the spirits were higher and there was a greater evidence of jubilation. Well, for us too, of the official party, it was my job as the only commissioner there.
I gave the official independence anniversary address. The Acklins islanders generously took pictures with all variety of cameras. It was a moment in time and they captured it.
Then it was on to Crooked Island. I agree with Elcott Coleby of Bahamas Information Services, a delegate on the voyage who in describing Crooked Island's celebrations said, "Crooked Island's flag raising ceremony was the best organized and most enthusiastic thus far. The huge crowd braved inclement weather to attend. We were all very impressed."
Yes, they came out in their Sunday best, all ages in eager anticipation of their moment of heightened celebrations. They stood in the rain with umbrellas for shelter. I was impressed with officer Bain of the Royal Bahamas Police Force who has raised up a youth band. They stood at attention even in the rain. They entertained along with the school choir.
Administrator Samuel Miller (my primary school teacher) did an excellent job along with the local leaders in organization and execution.
The flag raising was done by Eleazar Scavella and a student of the high school. When the ceremony was over, it was party time - much food and drinks went into the celebrations. I was most impressed.
Then there was Deadman's Cay, Long Island and South and Central Eleuthera already done. Then there is Mayaguana, San Salvador and Exuma, done on Monday, June 17; Cat Island, Ragged Island and Rum Cay on Tuesday, June 18 and much more. By now we should have the picture.
Yes indeed, much is happening in celebrations of our 40th anniversary. It's not all about Nassau/New Providence, but all over the archipelago, celebrations are in high gear. It's all being done at tremendous cost for those directly involved.
For those who care about The Bahamas with passion as a true native should, I invite you to get out the spectator stands and hear Dr. Off say to you, "Get involved, get involved." We need community leaders to summon their neighborhoods to decorate by draping in the national colors.
Many are now coming on board, thank God. Vehicles are now flying the flags. Some churches, albeit few, are being decorated. I see a precious few observing Fridays as special celebratory days by dressing in independence T-shirts, etc. Congratulations! We've started, but let's turn the heat up. More is expected.
Let every church dress up. Take the lead. You will be contagious to your parishioners. Government, your buildings are not draped; take the lead, man. Business places at the malls, downtown, etc. come on board; let's get set and go. Drum up the spirit for this land is my land; this land is your land.
Now schools are closed. Next time we must discuss ideas to indoctrinate our children with the message of nationalism. Any ideas though? Please forward them to me so as to share with the wider Bahamian community. Before the year-long celebration is over I urge us to find an event for children.
Let us match the old-time Empire Day marches and celebrations. Only now our message will be tailored to the endless process of indoctrinating children in what it means to be a proud Bahamian.
For the remainder of our celebrations, I invite us all to pray daily our national prayer for these celebrations.
Leader: O come let us sing out to the Lord:
All: Let us shout in triumph to the rock of our salvation.
Leader: For the lord is a great God!
All: And a great King above all gods. (Ps. 95:1-3)
Let us pray: Almighty God, you created us in your own image and likeness. We thank you for all warriors in our history who have contended against evil and fought fearlessly for our freedom.
Help us to reverently use our freedom responsibly that justice, equality and fair play might be manifested and maintained in our Bahamas and within and among all nations.
We confess our failure, throughout these 40 years of nationhood, to fully reveal your image and likeness. Drugs, crime, violence and broken homes still lurk on every hand.
We confess our hatred and failure to show kindness, our injury of one another in thought, word and deed, our uncharitable thoughts, prejudice and contempt toward those who differ from us. We beg you accept our repentance, Lord.
We thank you for abundant blessings of families, for our children and youth - the bridge to the future and all those who guide and nurture them, for daily food, for sun, sea and sand. Thank you for minds to think, for health and strength to work and play.
Guide, now, our leaders that they may protect our treasures well; create full and fulfilling employment and so direct our affairs in righteousness and peace.
Let us glorify the lord: Father Son, and Holy Spirit. Praise Him and highly exalt him forever for his wonderful gift of this archipelago of islands, The Bahamas, home to us. May we treasure one another, our independence and democracy for all times to come.
All: Accept our prayers and thanksgiving Lord we offer you, as one people united in love and service.
This prayer is recommended for personal, family and church use by all Bahamians during this independence season.o Fr. Sebastian Campbell is rector at St. Gregory's Anglican Church.

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National Committee of Volunteer Bahamas call on Governor General

Nassau, Bahamas -

Governor-General
Sir Arthur Foulkes (seated centre) is pictured with Minister of Youth,
Sports and Culture the Hon. Charles Maynard (left of Sir Arthur);

Minister of Labour and Social
Development the Hon. Dion Foulkes (right of Sir Arthur) and representative
members of the National Committee of Volunteer Bahamas, during a recent
courtesy call at Government House.  Also pictured seated are Permanent
Secretary at the Ministry of Labour and Social Development Ms. Barbara
Burrows and Co-Chairperson of the National Committee of Volunteer Bahamas
and Director of Youth in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Darron
Turnquest...

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Rev. Roland Swain J.P., 85

Funeral Service for the late Rev. Roland Swain J.P., 85, Age 85, a resident of Murphy Town, Abaco & formerly of Bluff Point, Abaco who died on 4th September, 2011, will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at the Friendship Tabernacle, Dundas Town, Abaco Bahamas, at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Wilbur Outten, General Superintendent of Bahamas Evangelical Church Association, assisted by Rev. Dr. Silbert Mills, Senior Pastor of Friendship Tabernacle. Interment will follow at the Murphy Town Public Cemetery, Murphy Town, Abaco.
 
Left to mourn his passing are his wife: Mary Swain
His children: Rev. Pastor Audley Swain (son) & Mrs. Epsy Swain (daughter-in-law): Edley Swain (grandson), Audley Swain, II (grandson--deceased), Shana Ruff (granddaughter), Bryant Swain (grandson), Joy Swain, Subusolah Swain Lasalle (granddaughters-in-law), Minister Dwayne Ruff (grandson-in-law), Latoya Swain (granddaughter-in-law), Anthony Lasalle (grandson-in-law):  (Great-grand children) Edley Swain Jr., Jayden Swain, Kenazz Swain, Audley Swain III, Folakemi Swain, Ashley Ruff, Amber Ruff, Dwayne Ruff II, Brittni Swain, Breanna Swain, and Brandace Swain.
 
Rev. Floyd Swain (son) & Mrs. Ginger Swain (daughter-in-law): Hadassah Swain, Tanya Carey, Honora Swain (granddaughters), Clifton Carey (grandson-in-law):  (Great-grand children) Christian Carey and Taylor Carey.
 
Mr. Jason Swain (son): Erica Sawyer (granddaughter).
 
Ms. Meltina Swain (daughter): Marco Swaby (grandson-deceased), Sasha Swain (granddaughter).
 
Mrs. Nathalie Knowles (daughter) & Rev. Kenneth Knowles (son-in-law): Nancy Seymour (granddaughter), Kareem Knowles (grandson), Pastor Henry Seymour (grandson-in-law), and Aquilla Knowles (granddaughter-in-law):  (Great-grandchildren) Bryce Knowles, Donovan Knowles, Troy Seymour, Isaiah Seymour, and Destiny Seymour.
 
Rev. Rustin Swain (son) & Mrs. Dora Swain (daughter-in-law): Lakenya Swain and Janelle Swain (granddaughters).
 
Mrs. Marsha (Zambrey) Whittam (daughter) & Mr. Martin Whittam (son-in-law): Schvern Allen, Katherine Whittam, and Kimberly Whittam (granddaughters),  Moon Taz Allen (grandson-in-law).
 
Mrs. Margaret Meeres (daughter--deceased) & Mr. Kendal Meeres (son-in-law): Terrinique Pennerman (granddaughter).
 
Rev. Mark (Anthony) Swain (son) & Mrs. Vernelle Swain (daughter-in-law): Mark Anthony Swain, Jr. (A.J) and David (Jeremiah) Swain (grandsons), Amaya Swain (granddaughter).
 
Mr. Shelrey Swain (son)

Mr. Paul Swain (son) & Mrs. Franceta Swain (daughter-in-law): Paul Swain, Jr. (grandson).
 
Rev. John Swain (son) & Mrs. Norma Swain (daughter-in-law): Jayna Swain (granddaughter).
 
Mrs. Ruth Mcintosh (daughter) & Rev. Pastor Clayton Mcintosh (son-in-law): Crystal McIntosh (granddaughter), Clayton McIntosh Jr., and Anton McIntosh (grandsons).
 
Mr. Hartley Swain (son) & Mrs. Tiffany Swain (daughter-in-law): Hartley Swain Jr. (grandson), Takedra Swain (granddaughter), and Joshua Swain (grandson).
 
Ms. Nicole Swain (daughter): Candace Scott, Ikara Scott (granddaughters), and Lynwood Scott (grandson).
 
Mrs. Pamela Munroe (daughter) & Mr. Wayne Munroe (son-in-law).

Step children: Virginia Albury, Minerva Reckley, Tasha Mckenzie, Daniel Minns, Simeon Minns, Cedric Minns, Leonard Minns, and Bertram Minns, sister; Lois Cornish. step-sisters, Celia Davis & Williamae Dawkins. step brother-in-law, Mr. Benjamin Dawkins, nieces: Mary Mitchell, Martha Storr, Genevive Simms, Barbara Thurston, Portia Rolle, Priscilla Richardson, Patricia Baker, and Tina Police; nephews: Wenzel McBride, Oswald McBride, Junior Norttage, Roy Woodside, and Charles Police; a multitude of other relatives and friends including Elder William & Mrs. Louise Swain, Mr. Salathiel and Mrs. Eloise Swain, Mr. Milton and Mrs. Ivy Swain, Mrs. Emaline Butler, Mrs. Ismay Dawkins, Ms. Joycelyn Bootle, Mrs. Marjorie Johnson, Mrs. Vernelle Davis, Mr. Fritz Bootle, Mrs. Alice Morley, Rev. Copeland & Mrs. Louise Morley, Rev. Ed & Mrs. Mary Godet, Mrs. Kathleen Mcintosh, Mr. Mervin & Mrs. Edna Burrows, Pastor David Cartwright, Bishop Lernis & Mrs. Rowena Cornish, Mr. Rupert Roberts, Dr. Charite and staff, Marsh Harbour Government Clinic, The Rand Memorial Hospital, especially Nurse Jan Lightbourne, Nurse Johnson, Nurse Brown, Nurse Gloria Mills, Mr. & Mrs. Forrester Carroll, Attorney Norris Carroll, Abaco Road Traffic Department, Marsh Harbour Airport and Taxi Staff, all BECA churches and their pastors, especially Friendship Tabernacle, Barak Baptist Church, Friendship Baptist Church, Friendship Mission, and Grace Bible Fellowship,  Rev. Christopher Dean and Zion Baptist Cathedral, Church of God Dundas Town, St. Andrews Methodist Church, Bethany Gospel Chapel, Church of God Marsh Harbour, and many more wonderful people too numerous to list.

 
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, on Thursday from 3-6:00 p.m. & on Friday at the church in Abaco from 2:00 p.m. until service time on Saturday.

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Gladys Hilda Seymour, 98

Funeral Service for Gladys Hilda Seymour, 98, affectionately called: " Ma" Of John Road, and formerly of Old Bight Cat IsIand, who died February 4th at the Princess Margaret Hospital, will be held on Saturday 2:00 p.m. at St. Barnabas Anglican Church Baillou Hill and Wulff Roads. Canon Basil Tynes will officiate and cremation will follow.

Her memory will forever linger in the hearts of:
Her children: Louise Nada Sands, Eugene Davis, Caroline Cooper and Judy Hepburn
Grand-children: Dwayne Pratt, Steve Wilson, Lana Duncombe, Donovan Sands, Shakira Burrows, Monique Allen, Elaine Thompson, Glenroy Beneby, Robin Smith, Tamika Hepburn, Rodney Kelly, Julian Dean, Kelina Kelly and Peter E ...

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Conviction stats wrong again

Attorney General John Delaney has once again provided inaccurate statistics on the number of people convicted of murder during the Free National Movement's (FNM) term in office, The Nassau Guardian can reveal.
Last year, The Guardian exposed Delaney's claim that 12 people were convicted for murder in the first half of 2011 as untrue.
Following this paper's expose, Delaney admitted that the numbers he provided to the Senate were "not completely accurate".
In February, Delaney tabled the names of people convicted during the Progressive Liberal Party's (PLP) term of 2002 to 2007 and compared them to convictions recorded during the FNM's term from June 2007 up to February 21, 2012.
According to the numbers provided by Delaney, nine people were convicted of murder under the PLP compared to 26 under the FNM.
However, a check of those names revealed five people tried during the FNM's term should not have been included. Of the 26 names provided by Delaney, one of those people had his conviction quashed on appeal. Jamal Bastian was convicted of the murder of Theotis Johnson on July 16, 2007.
The appellate court overturned the conviction on September 22, 2010 after the Crown conceded it could not be supported by the evidence.
Delaney also included serial killer Cordell Farrington as one of the people convicted of murder during the FNM's term. In fact, Farrington pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the deaths of Deangelo McKenzie, Desmond Rolle, Mackinson Colas and Junior Reme in 2003.
Farrington was convicted of murder in the death of his live-in lover Jamal Robins in August 2006, but the Court of Appeal changed the conviction to manslaughter in 2008 because he suffers from a "severe personality disorder".
Delaney claimed that Mario Flowers and Sylvester Aritis were convicted of murder in the death of PC Ramos Williams in 2010. However, Aritis was cleared of Williams' death by a majority verdict of 8-4. He was, however, convicted of the attempted murder of Williams' partner, Antoine Curry.
Another man, Andy Francis, had his murder conviction for the stabbing death of Khodee Davis reduced to manslaughter on appeal in June 2011. However, Delaney still included Francis in his list of murder convicts.
Delaney also included the name of a man who was tried for murder, but convicted of the lesser charge of manslaughter in his list.
Leroy Rolle was convicted of manslaughter in the death of his girlfriend's son, Levano Brown, in 2010.
Delaney did not include Makisha Brown, the little boy's mother on his list, although she was also convicted of manslaughter in her child's death. The Court of Appeal quashed Brown's conviction in October 2011. Rolle's appeal is scheduled for this week.
And The Guardian found that Delaney excluded a name off his list. Edney Burrows and Andre Dieejuste were both convicted of murder in September 2011 for the death of Jason Smith. However, Delaney omitted Dieujuste's name. Both men were sentenced to 30 years imprisonment.
All of the convictions under the PLP's term were for murder and have been upheld on appeal.
Veteran defense lawyer Michael Hanna said there is clearly a need for a statistician in the Office of the Attorney General. He told The Guardian yesterday, "If you were to take the statistics for what it means and examine it to its core, clearly they need a statistician in the AG's Office, someone who could be relied upon to inform the public as to what the facts are.
"The Bahamian public expects better of an attorney of the caliber of John Delaney and his high-powered director of public prosecutions, who we are told is the creme de la creme of the English-speaking Caribbean.
"She ought to work in tandem with him to give him the facts. It appears she is asleep at the wheel. She has been here long enough to know the facts and get it right with no politicizing the real issue of crime in the country."
The issue of murder convictions and the state of the judicial system in general are featuring prominently during this election season.
At a recent political event, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham provided the same figures on murder convictions made public by the attorney general.
Ingraham was responding to repeated criticisms from Deputy Leader of the Progressive Liberal Party Philip Brave Davis that under the FNM government, the murder rate has increased sharply, but there has been a low level of convictions.

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William H. Miller, Jr

The family of Elder William H. Miller, Jr. wishes to express our profound gratitude and appreciation for your prayerful support during our time of bereavement.

The family is extremely grateful for your prayers, visits, donations, telephone calls, cards,
floral arrangements and many other acts of kindness will always be remembered.

We are especially grateful to Elders: Eldon Heastie, Frienderick Dean, Ellison Delva and James Miller. Evangelists: David Casey, Andrew Major, Keith & Kevin Beneby, Christopher Curry, Clyde Symonette, Stephen McQueen, Jason Quashie, Lincoln Young, and McDonald Burrows.

A special “thank you” to Honorable Arthur D. Hanna, former Gov ...

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Verdell Helen Johnson, 81

Funeral Service for the late Deaconess Verdell Helen Johnson age 81 years of Ridgeland Park West and formerly of Old Bight, Cat Island will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 10:00am at Transfiguration Baptist Church, Market and Vesey Streets. Officiating will be Reverend Dr. Stephen E. Thompson, assisted by Reverend Dr. Garnet King, Pastor Emeritus, and Reverend Basil Johnson.  Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery, Soldier Road.
 
Left to mourn her passing are her Children: Delores E. Johnson-Farrington, Judith R. Johnson-Hepburn, Locksley H. Johnson, W. Kirklin Johnson, Pauline H. Johnson-Bowe, Ruby E. Johnson-Thompson, Sheryl Y. Johnson-Simmons, Uriel Dion Johnson; One Brother: Bishop John T. Archer; One Sister: Evangelist Maude L. Rolle; One Brother-in Law: Rev. Dr. Garnet King; One Sister in-Law: Inell Archer; Four Son-in-Laws: Robert A. Farrington, Anthony  C. Hepburn, Eugene M. Thompson and Father Charles W. Simmons; Eighteen Grandchildren: Anton Burnside, Kristen and Krizia Farrington, E. D'Andra Thompson, Michael Hepburn, D'Angelo and D'Andre Thompson, Kenton Bowe, Ka'Desh Hepburn, Charles William Simmons, Givenchy, Lashan, Kiara, Dion'dre, Jada, and Nyah Johnson; One Great Grandchild: Kriston Rolle; Nephews: Charles, Christopher, Elvis, Hamrick and Paul Rolle, Ted Strachan, Dr. Kendis Archer, Derrick and Kendal King; Nieces: Betty Williams, Eleanor Burrows, Theresa Strachan,  Margaret Sweeting, Velma Brown, Glendora Hart, Manette Smith, Marie Russell, Karen Strachan-Rolle, Maureen Archer and Marie Armbrister; Adopted Children: Lilymae and Elsiemae Johnson, Pearlene Johnson, Lueanna Dawkins, Rev. Benjamin Gibson, Leroy Mackey, Alphonso Harris, Palace Robinson, Yvette Barker, Colleen Jones, Kim Deveaux and Samantha Forbes; Other Relatives and Friends includes: Deaconess Ethel-Bowe, Sharon Cash, Marguerite Bethel, Ruth Strachan, Deacon Maxwell H. Stubbs and Family, Agnes Edgecombe,  Rev. Dr. Marina Sands, Robert Johnson & Family,  Rev. Basil Johnson, Rev. A. Shelton Higgs, Patricia Newry, Garret Neely, Remelda Johnson, Bishop Anthony and Sharon Nairn, Joyce King, Helen Demeritte, Rosemary Archer, Brenda Bowe, Winifred Brown, Philip Lightbourne, Merril Butler, Rev. Dr. & Mrs. Stephen E. Thompson, Evangelist Leathica King, Eulean Johnson and Family, Transfiguration Baptist Church Family, The Transfiguration Prayer Band, The Transfiguration Missionary Circle, The Transfiguration Deacon Board, Atlantic Medical Family, Kendal Wright & Company, Hope Strachan & Co, The Bahamas Telecommunication Company Ltd Family and The United Nations Family, Valley Boys Junkanoo Group, One Love Solider Junkanoo Group, Sigma Crusaders Softball Team, Balfour Ave Community ,The Prince Hall Family, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc, The Social Shack, The Cancer Society Ball Committee, The Bridge Authority and The Mortgage Corporation; Special Thanks to Nursing Sister Janet Hepburn, Nurse Williams, and The Female Medical Ward I Staff, Princess Margaret Hospital.
 
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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Kevin Burrows, 44

Funeral Service for the late Kevin Burrows, 44, years of South Beach, New Providence will be held on Saturday February 25th, 2012 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Cathedral Church, West Street at 9:45a.m. Officiating will be Father Glen C. Nixon, assisted by Father Thomas P. Brislin, C.P. and other ministers of the gospel. Interment will follow in the Catholic Cemetery, Tyler Street.

He is survived by his Daughters: Kevann and Kenisha Burrows, Father: Raymond McDonald, Brothers: David and Brent Burrows, Sisters: Jennifer Johnson, Donna McKenzie and Karen Burrows, Nephews: Rodney Johnson Jr. and Jonathan Burrows, Neices: Rhodnia Johnson, Samantha McKenzie, Esterleta, Lashanda and Dana Burrows, G ...

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Help to Save a Life as Heart Month Closes: Baby Rah'Nae Burrows Needs Heart Surgery

Nassau, Bahamas -

In 2010 Antoine and Jessica Burrows

conceived and prepared to have

a baby

.

They were

very

anxious

and happy

to have another child added to their family. On October 21, 2012 they welcomed their darling baby

Rah'nae De'ajah Burrows

into the world.

Tests were carried out to ensure t

hat she was

healthy. Sadly, it was discovered that she had characteristics of

Down

S

yndrome.

This news

is

not often readily

accepted by

many

new parents; but this couple loved their baby

nonetheless

and saw her as a special gift from God. B

ecause of the existence of such

characteristics

,
concerns arose about the possibility that she may also have heart
disease. After a week in the hospital it was discovered by an
echocardiogram that she had

a large

Primum Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)

, which is a hole in the heart

. She was then referred to Dr

.

Jerome Lightbourne at the

Pediatric Heart Clinic, at Princess Margaret Hospital...

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Red Dress Soiree is a 'hot ticket' for fashion enthusiasts

Ten of the country's "leading ladies" will strut their stuff at the inaugural Red Dress Soiree in just a few weeks, for which a selection of local fashion designers have created one-of-a-kind red gowns that will be showcased at the runway show, cocktail reception and silent auction that directly supports the Bahamas AIDS Foundation's work with adolescents affected by and infected with HIV/AIDS.

"This event is one of the most innovative fundraising schemes I have heard about and it promises to be refreshingly entertaining," said Janet Bostwick, a Red Dress Soiree leading lady. "Women of varying ages of maturity, at least one of whom [I speak of myself] will find modeling most challenging, and most of whom do not see themselves as stereotype models, coming out of their comfort zones, and taking to the catwalk, displaying beautiful creations of some of our most talented designers! I encourage everyone to support this fundraising event," she said.

Bostwick, along with JoAnn Callender, Dr. Sandra Dean-Patterson, Karin Goodfellow, Maria Govan, Janet Johnson, Tanya McCartney, Elaine Pinder, Tonique Williams-Darling and Sharon Wilson make up the group of 10 "leading ladies".

Creating one-of-a-kind gowns for each leading lady will be designers Javotte Bethel, Apryl Burrows, Phylicia Ellis, Sabrina Francis, Brynda Knowles, Patrice Lockhart, duo Cardell McClam and Christopher John, Indira Moss, David Rolle and Theodore Elyette.

Community-minded corporate sponsors of the event include Coca-Cola, Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of The Bahamas, The Bahamas Weekly, Mendoza Wine Imports, Primadona, Sage Eden and Media Ink.

"We immediately jumped on board with this program", said Donnisha Armbrister, marketing manager, Caribbean Bottling Co.(Bahamas)Ltd."What better components to drive fundraising efforts than a worthy cause and fashion?"

The Bahamas AIDS Foundation has recently started to work with adolescents infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Five days a week after school these adolescents are provided with educational tutoring, psychosocial intervention, peer support, job training and placement, a snack and a hot meal, referral services, and individual and group counseling, all of which are directed to enable the adolescents to lead long, productive, healthy lives. The Red Dress Soiree directly supports these efforts.

Tickets go on sale on Saturday, February 4 for a donation o f$100 and can be purchased at La Rose Boutique, West Bay Street and Goodfellow Farms, Mt. Pleasant. The event will be held on Saturday, March 3 at the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort&Casino.

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Strong showing by The Bahamas at Florida's West Coast Challenge

The Bahamas has done it again. Last week, the Nassau Valley Eight-ball (Pool) Association (NVEA) was invited to attend the 9th Annual West Coast Challenge, in Clearwater, Florida, from April 17-21, 2013.
A contingent of about 35 players responded to this invitation. The pool invitational had about 200-plus male players in the singles in two divisions, 'A' and 'B'. In the 'A' Division, Pat Carey, Robert Rahming, Roosevelt Albury and Willard Johnson all placed in the top 20, while Hailand Nottage, Martin 'Pork' Burrows and Michael Demeritte, placed third, fourth and fifth respectively in the 'B' Division.
The Ladies Division had about 31 players of which Laurie Lightfoot, eight-time ladies national champion, placed ninth overall.
In the Scotch Double, Martin Burrows and Laurie Lightfoot paired up to place sixth. According to reports, team play was very competitive with The Bahamas fielding teams in all three brackets. The Gold Division saw the Arnette's Big Sticks, captained by Willard Johnson, placed third. In the Silver Division, the Mega Hits Web Café Boys, captained by Martin Burrows, placed fourth, and in the Bronze Division, the Over Forty & Sporty Strokers, captained by Laurie Lightfoot, placed first. Her team consisted of Kevin Wood, Calvin Thompson, Martin Burrows Jr., Kendanique Williams and Tony Moss.
"This was indeed a great feat for The Bahamas where competition was gruesome for the entire four days, where teams battled into the early morning hours until that Sunday at 2 p.m.," said Lightfoot through an e-mail.

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EBO offers eclectic speakers

The Exuma Business Outlook (EBO) has announced its list of speakers for the Oct 26 event, ranging from conservation specialists, oil explorers, politicians and resort owners.
The theme of the EBO, now in its sixth year, is "Vision beyond sight: How ready is Exuma to do 21st century business?"
Joan Albury, the president of The Counsellors Ltd., said this latest installment of the event will examine how small islands, such as Exuma, have fragile economies and precious ecosystems that must be protected.

"We have assembled a group who understand that true vision for the future goes beyond what we can see or experience on the ground today," Albury said.
"It's this kind of visioning and 21st century business savvy that brought the renowned Sandals resorts to [the] Exumas when Four Seasons departed."
She pointed out that the Family Islands have been "hit hard" by the global financial crisis.
When the Four Seasons Resort went into receivership and then closed in May 2009, "it seemed that the Exuma economy would collapse".
Jeremy Mutton, the general manger at Sandals at Emerald Bay, will be one of the key speakers at the EBO.
Sandals has invested millions in the resort, recently announcing a further expansion to the property after purchasing an adjacent building.
Also in attendance will be Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, the Minister of Tourism and Aviation, Algernon Cargill, Director of the National Insurance Board, and Paul Gucwa, the chief operating officer at the Bahamas Petroleum Company.
The latter is a planned speaker at the event.
Albury explained Gucwa will discuss how The Bahamas is a "giant oil province in the making".
He will be balanced by Felicity Burrows, the Marine Conversation Specialist.
Other speakers include entrepreneurs Reginald Smith and Tracey Bowe.
In a preview to his talk, Smith said there are depleted resources on the island, which caused people to leave and find work elsewhere. He pointed out the Moss Town and Hermitage Project seeks to rebuild communities and plays into the idea of sustainable tourism that offers culture.
"We look at the two communities as a model for future development of the Central and Southern Bahamas," he said.

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