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Hundreds pay respects to Bishop Michael Eldon

Hundreds gathered yesterday to pay tribute and bid farewell to the first Bahamian Anglican Bishop of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos.

The funeral service for Bishop Michael Hartley Eldon was held at Christ Church Cathedral on George Street yesterday morning.

Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, Cabinet ministers, MPs, senators and members of the opposition were in attendance for the service, as were nine Anglican Bishops from around the region.

Bishop of the local Diocese Rev Laish Boyd delivered the sermon to the large congregation, describing Bishop Eldon as a "special individual, who had many gifts and an endearing personal ...

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Officers visit with Minister of National Security

Nassau, Bahamas - The
Hon.Tommy Turnquest, Minister of National Security, welcomes in a
Courtesy Call on Monday, February 7 at the Churchill Building,
participating team members from the Caribbean and Canada for the Law
Enforcement Basketball Tournament. Minister Turnquest  was also a
speaker at the Opening Ceremony for the tournament Monday night at the
Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium...

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Officials: Bay St. fire under control

Firefighters have started to douse the Churchhill Building with water in an attempt to save the building that houses the Cabinet Office from burning.
The roof of the Rawson Square building had caught fire earlier but there was no structural damage.
Firefighters are also dousing the building that houses the Barcardi store, on the corner of East St. North and Bay St.
Firefighters had managed to put out the blaze at the Betty K Agency Ltd. earlier but the building set afire again.
Officials said the fire has been brought under control.
Firefighters and defence force battled the raging fire for hours. The blaze started at the Betty K shortly before 8 a.m. today, and had spread to surrounding buildings, i ...

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A church divided must seek common ground

Dear Editor,

Having family and friends in The Bahamas, I read the article in The Freeport News – A church divided (December 28 issue). The letter points out his premonition of brother-against-brother and bishop-against-bishop in the church due to various hot-button issues on which people, including Catholics and nearly all Christian denominations have differing views.
The human mind is finite and limited. The will of Almighty God is all-powerful, all-seeing, and infinite. We must place our trust in God. If we govern ourselves according to praying to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit – our guidance will come.
We must pray for further light to enable us to see our own walk in ...

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Govt's 8.5m to fight crime

By MEGAN REYNOLDS

Tribune Staff Reporter

mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

POLICE launched investigations into the first three murders of the year this weekend as Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette unveiled government plans to invest $8.5 million in the fight against crime over the next six months.

Mr Symonette told hundreds of officers gathered for the annual police church service at Christ Church Cathedral in George Street yesterday that crime had reached unacceptable levels in 2010, with the record murder count of 96 and an increase in gun and violent crime being the worst.

The $8.5 million will fund three new police squads, of around 30 officers each, to be established by February, as w ...

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World famous Bishop John Shelby Spong to speak in The Bahamas

Nassau, Bahamas - The Carl Jung Society of Nassau presents author and lecturer,

Bishop John Shelby Spong who will speak on "The Christ Call to a New Vision of Oneness" at the New Providence Community Centre (NPCC), on Blake Rd. on

Tuesday, February 22 · 6:30pm - 9:30pm.

John
Shelby Spong, whose books have sold more than a million copies, was
bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark for 24 years before his
retirement in 2001. His admirers acclaim him as a teaching bishop who
makes contemporary theology accessible to the ordinary layperson -- he's
considered the champion of an inclusive faith by many, both inside and
outside the Christian church...

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Bay St. fire wreaks havoc

Around seven buildings were destroyed or damaged today when fire engulfed the Betty K Agency building on Bay Street and spread to nearby structures, shutting down the island's city center.
According to officials, the fire is now under control but is still smoldering.
About 25 firefighters battled the raging fire for hours.
The blaze
started at the Betty K building on East and Bay Streets shortly before 8
a.m. today, and had spread to surrounding buildings, including The Pub,
a sports bar located south of Betty K and a number of buildings near
the shipping company.
Firefighters were forced to douse the historic Churchhill Building with water in an attempt to prevent the building that houses the Ca ...

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The recent alleged police related shooting that took place in Eight Mile Rock, where at least two people were injured, was just another police public relations nightmare. The particulars surrounding the incident are not the issues up for grabs. It is the

Dear Editor,
Having family and friends in The Bahamas, I read the article in The Freeport News – A church divided (December 28 issue). The letter points out his premonition of brother-against-brother and bishop-against-bishop in the church due to various hot-button issues on which people, including Catholics and nearly all Christian denominations have differing views.
The human mind is finite and limited. The will of Almighty God is all-powerful, all-seeing, and infinite. We must place our trust in God. If we govern ourselves according to praying to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit – our guidance will come.
We must pray for further light to enable us to see our own walk in ...

read more »


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The recent alleged police related shooting that took place in Eight Mile Rock, where at least two people were injured, was just another police public relations nightmare. The particulars surrounding the incident are not the issues up for grabs. It is the

Dear Editor,
Having family and friends in The Bahamas, I read the article in The Freeport News – A church divided (December 28 issue). The letter points out his premonition of brother-against-brother and bishop-against-bishop in the church due to various hot-button issues on which people, including Catholics and nearly all Christian denominations have differing views.
The human mind is finite and limited. The will of Almighty God is all-powerful, all-seeing, and infinite. We must place our trust in God. If we govern ourselves according to praying to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit – our guidance will come.
We must pray for further light to enable us to see our own walk in ...

read more »


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The recent alleged police related shooting that took place in Eight Mile Rock, where at least two people were injured, was just another police public relations nightmare. The particulars surrounding the incident are not the issues up for grabs. It is the

Dear Editor,
Having family and friends in The Bahamas, I read the article in The Freeport News – A church divided (December 28 issue). The letter points out his premonition of brother-against-brother and bishop-against-bishop in the church due to various hot-button issues on which people, including Catholics and nearly all Christian denominations have differing views.
The human mind is finite and limited. The will of Almighty God is all-powerful, all-seeing, and infinite. We must place our trust in God. If we govern ourselves according to praying to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit – our guidance will come.
We must pray for further light to enable us to see our own walk in ...

read more »


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Grand Bahama District of the Royal Bahamas Police Force holds church service and parade

SERVICE: The Grand Bahama District of the R oyal Bahamas Police Force held its annual Church Service and Parade on Sunday at the Central Church of God on Coral Road. The event began with a march from Christ the King Pro-Cathedral. Senior Pastor Rev Dr Fred Newchurch delivered the sermon. Also in attendance were Minister of National Security Tommy Turnquest, Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade, parliamentary representatives for Grand Bahama and high ranking officers from the Customs Department, Immigration Departments, the Road Traffic Department and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.

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Basil Munroe, 76
Basil Munroe, 76

A funeral service for Basil Munroe, 76, of Dunkirk Road, will be held on Saturday January 15, at 11am at St Paulís Baptist Church in Bernard Road, Fox Hill. Officiating will be Rev J Carl Rahming assisted by other ministers of the gospel. Interment will follow in The Western Cemetery, Nassau Street.
He was Predeceased only six months ago was his beloved wife Rosalie; Left to cherish his memory are: six sons: Burton, Floyd, Dedrick, Derek, Michael and Mitchell; six daughters: Sheryl, Agatha, Ertha, Anthea, Vanda and Carolyn; four sisters: Shirley, Olive Ethel, Dorothy, Karen; brothers-in-law: Bernard; sister-in-law: Paula; sons-in-laws: Wayne, Henry, Paul Jr.; daughters-in-law: Vonita, ...

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The Sounds of Sunday: A Grand Gospel Concert, January 30th

Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas - The Interdenominational Mass Choir (IMC) presents

The Sounds of Sunday. A Grand Gospel Concert. to be held, Sunday January 30Th at The Church of God in Hawksbill at 7pm.
Admission  is Free.

Also appearing will be The Church of God Praise Team,
Grace Bible Praise Team, IMC Dancers,  along with others singing groups
and Choirs.

The Host Pastor is Bishop Oliver Kennedy...

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The concentration by the Bahamas Baseball Federation (BBF) on senior league play is good news. Heralding this important item was the sports lead in The Nassau Guardian on Friday past. Quality senior league baseball in this country has been long overdue.

The concentration by the Bahamas Baseball Federation (BBF) on senior league play is good news. Heralding this important item was the sports lead in The Nassau Guardian on Friday past. Quality senior league baseball in this country has been long overdue.
On the day of the National Stadium ground-breaking ceremony at the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre, July 10, 2006, operators of heavy equipment were directed to begin breaking down the Churchill Tener-Knowles Softball Stadium and also the Andre Rodgers Diamond.
The baseball facility was named in honor of our first legitimate star and pioneer in the Major Leagues. Indeed, Rodgers will always be considered the dean of senior league baseball play in the cou ...

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Samuel Anthony Allen, 47
Samuel Anthony Allen, 47

A funeral service for Samuel Anthony Allen, 47, of Carmichael Road, will be held at 11am on Saturday, January 22 at the Church of God of Prophecy in Baillou Hill Road. Officiating will be Minister Arthur Maycock assisted by other Ministers of the Gospel. Interment will be held at Southern Cemetery in Cowpen and Spikenard Roads
Left to mourn are his loving mother: Shirley Allen; grandmother: Annie Allen of Ft. Pierce, Fl.; wife: Grace Allen; six brothers: Barry (Clarice), Billy (Bianca), Donnie, Basil, Perry of New York and Jeffrey (Tamika) Allen; four sisters: Jessica (Anthony) Sanders of Hallandale Beach, Fl., Sharon (Ricardo) Lunn, and Bridgette (Jevon) Stuart; two adopted sisters: Kathy and Barbara ...

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Valderine Romer-Gibson, 51
Valderine Romer-Gibson, 51

A funeral service for Valderine Romer-Gibson, 51, of Boil Fish Drive, off Carmichael Road, will be held at 11am on Saturday, January 22, at St Gregory's Anglican Church in Carmichael Road. Officiating will be Rev Fr Atman Budhu, assisted by other ministers. Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens in John F Kennedy Drive.
Left to cherish her memories are: her mother: Deaconess Mavis Johnson; her brothers: Larry and Keith Johnson; her sisters: Gail Romer, Cecelia Johnson and Ebony Bonamy ; eight nephews: Franklyn, Giovanni, Larry Jr., Tameko, Takeitho and Latadje Johnson, Akem Johnson-Greene and Akeil LE-Val Bonamy-Neely ; three nieces: Sonovia, Ieshia and DeKeithra Johnson; t ...

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First ever three-way win for top national award

By LAMECH JOHNSON

A TRIO of young men made history when they produced the first three-way tie for the coveted top spot in the Ministry of Education's Annual National Exam Awards.

Miguel Cartwright of Queen's College, Abhishek Jacob of St Augustine's College and Dante Delaney of the Bahamas Home Schooling Association each earned eight As in their BGCSEs. This has never happened before in the 16-year history of the exam.

These young men also shared top spot for best overall performance in independent schools.

The young men were honoured at a presentation ceremony at the Church of God Auditorium on Joe Farrington Road yesterday.

Special presentations were also made to five othe ...

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Teenager accused of murder

A 19 YEAR OLD accused of murder, housebreaking and stealing was arraigned in Magistrates Court yesterday.

George Fox Jr, of Glendale Subdivision, was charged in the murder of Kendrick Smith.

A 16-year-old boy of Ludlow Street and 18-year-old Kirk Romeo McPhee of Buttonwood Avenue have already been charged in connection with the murder. Smith was killed on September 22 last year. He was stabbed outside his home in the Churchill Subdivision off Soldier Road.

Fox, who was represented by attorney Roberto Reckley, was not required to enter a plea to the charge when he appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita Bethell in Court Eight, Bank Lane.

Fox is also accused of breaking into two homes at F ...

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Chapel on the Hill to host 'The Power of Worship: I'm Still Alive'With violence among young people becoming more prevalent in the last year, many church leaders are looking for ways to address this issue. Restoration KingdomMinistries will be hosting ldqu

With violence among young people becoming more prevalent in the last year, many church leaders are looking for ways to address this issue. Restoration Kingdom?Ministries will be hosting “The Power of Worship,?I’m?Still?Alive,” a youth conference to be held at the Chapel on the Hill church geared toward changing the violent and godless mindset that many youths have today.
The three-day conference will be action-packed. Johnathan Farrington, a member on the organizing committee, said that it will be something you will not want to miss.
The conference begins tonight and runs until Saturday, January 29.
“This is something that the youth and older folks will want to ...With violence among young people becoming more prevalent in the last year, many church leaders are looking for ways to address this issue. Restoration Kingdom?Ministries will be hosting “The Power of Worship,?I’m?Still?Alive,” a youth conference to be held at the Chapel on the Hill church geared toward changing the violent and godless mindset that many youths have today.
The three-day conference will be action-packed. Johnathan Farrington, a member on the organizing committee, said that it will be something you will not want to miss.
The conference begins tonight and runs until Saturday, January 29.
“This is something that the youth and older folks will want to ...

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Chapel on the Hill to host 'The Power of Worship: I'm Still Alive'With violence among young people becoming more prevalent in the last year, many church leaders are looking for ways to address this issue. Restoration KingdomMinistries will be hosting ldqu

With violence among young people becoming more prevalent in the last year, many church leaders are looking for ways to address this issue. Restoration Kingdom?Ministries will be hosting “The Power of Worship,?I’m?Still?Alive,” a youth conference to be held at the Chapel on the Hill church geared toward changing the violent and godless mindset that many youths have today.
The three-day conference will be action-packed. Johnathan Farrington, a member on the organizing committee, said that it will be something you will not want to miss.
The conference begins tonight and runs until Saturday, January 29.
“This is something that the youth and older folks will want to ...With violence among young people becoming more prevalent in the last year, many church leaders are looking for ways to address this issue. Restoration Kingdom?Ministries will be hosting “The Power of Worship,?I’m?Still?Alive,” a youth conference to be held at the Chapel on the Hill church geared toward changing the violent and godless mindset that many youths have today.
The three-day conference will be action-packed. Johnathan Farrington, a member on the organizing committee, said that it will be something you will not want to miss.
The conference begins tonight and runs until Saturday, January 29.
“This is something that the youth and older folks will want to ...

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