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Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham's Statement on Passing of Bishop Michael Eldon

Nassau, Bahamas - On
behalf of the Government and people of The Bahamas I extend condolences
to Dr. Keva Bethel, to the extended Eldon Family and to the whole Anglican
Community on the passing of the Rt. Rev. Michael Hartley Eldon, retired
Lord Bishop of the Anglican Church in The Bahamas and the Turks &
Cacios Islands
 

Bishop
Eldon leaves a significant legacy not only in the Anglican Community
but in the annals of a young nation in which he was the first local
priest to become prelate, having assumed that high church position fully
a year before we gained Independence in July of 1973...

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Breaking news: Fight to control downtown fire

• 9:51 am - Reports are the fire has spread west to the Churchill Building and Cabinet Office and east to the Tempo Paris store in the new Elizabeth on Bay shopping centre.

A FIRE in downtown Nassau has spread from Kelly's dockyard to a cluster of buildings near the Cabinet Office.

The blaze started in Kelly's dockyard at around 7.45am and has spread to nearby buildings west of the Bacardi Store on Bay Street and East Street.

Firefighters are working with three fire engines to control the blaze before it spreads to the Churchill Building on the eastern side of Rawson Square where the Cabinet Office is located.

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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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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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Leo LeBlanc Remembered, funeral service announcement

Freeport, The Bahamas
- The sudden passing on Christmas evening of Leo LeBlanc, owner of
Island Projects Ltd., has shocked and saddened many in our Grand
Bahama community.

A
service in his memory will be held on Saturday, 8 January 2011, at 11
a.m. at Mary Star of the Sea Church in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

Leo leaves his wife, Ina, and daughters,
Nicole and Lian, many relatives (both here and in Nassau), and a long
list of dear lifelong friends...

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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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Govt to invest 8.5m in crime fight

With 2010 recorded as the bloodiest year in the country’s history with some 96 murders committed, the government yesterday assured that the criminals would be defeated.
While addressing the annual law enforcement service held at Christ Church Cathedral, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Brent Symonette said the government will pump some $8.5 million in the Royal Bahamas Police Force over the next six months to provide for additional manpower, the purchase of additional police vehicles, and will invest in crime scene investigation and communications equipment.
“The year 2010 has been one of challenge, when violent crime affected the very foundations of our commun ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Prayer sessions organized to cut crime

Twenty-one businesses and churches in the Fort Charlotte community have joined up with police to form a social group in an effort to push for peace in their neighborhood.
Together they will hold a campaign called “40 Days of Prayer for Peace”.
The signature feature of the campaign will be public prayer sessions each of the 40 days of the campaign at scheduled placed in the Fort Charlotte/Boyd Road area.
“The escalation of violent crime, with 100 persons being murdered in 13 months in The Bahamas, has caused alarm throughout our Commonwealth,” said Pastor of St. Michael’s Methodist Church Reverend Philip Stubbs at a news conference yesterday to announce ...

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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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Haitians in Bahamas remember earthquake

As Haitians in Port-au-Prince continue to put the pieces of their lives back together one year after a 7.0 earthquake struck, their families and friends in The Bahamas yesterday commemorated the tragic day with several church services.
Pastor Nelson Pierre, who leads the mostly Haitian congregation at the Metropolitan Church of the Nazarene, said Haitians in The Bahamas are praying for their fellow citizens.
“We are getting together to pray especially for the victims who are still unable to help themselves in Haiti,” he said at his church on East Street.
“I also send a message to the Haitian people to live a life of obedience to God. God has great things to do with the Ha ...

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(PHOTOS) Grand Bahama Police Annual Church Service

Freeport, Grand Bahama - The Grand Bahamas District of the Royal Bahamas Police
Force held its Annual Church Service and Parade Sunday at the Central Church of
God, Coral Road beginning with a march from Christ the King Pro-Cathedral. Senior Pastor, of Central Church of God
Rev. Dr. Fred Newchurch preached the sermon. Also in attendance were Minister
of National Security OA "Tommy" Turnquest, Commissioner of Police
Ellison Greenslade, Parliamentary representatives for Grand Bahama and high ranking officers from Custom Department,
Immigration Department, Road Traffic, and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force...

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Vandell Esther Bethel, 33
Vandell Esther Bethel, 33

A funeral service for Vandell Esther Bethel, 33, of Peter Street, will be held at 2pm on Saturday, January 22. At Mt Carmel Native Baptist Church in Masonís Addition. Officiating will be Pastor Wellington Collie, assisted by other Ministers of the Gospel. Interment will be held at Old Trail Cemetery in Abundant Life Road.
Left to cherish her memories are her five children: Danielle, Shanton, Johndell, Vandesha and Walternique Bethel; mother: Sharon Bain Rolle; grandmother: Geraldine Symonette; one sister: Chaneaka Bain; seven brothers: Wendell Jr., Charles and Vantany Bethel, Patrick Barry and Jammie, Michael and Randy Bain; two nieces: Wenrika and Wendonique Bethel; two nephews: Renaldo Bet ...

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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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Trio con Brio concert, January 22nd at Church of Ascension

Freeport, Grand Bahama - The Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society (GBPAS) proudly presents

Trio con Brio on Saturday,

January 22nd at the Church of Ascension at 8pm.

Enjoy piano, cello and flute with pianist

Dr. Christy Lee, cellist Ken Law, and flutist

Christine Gangelhoff. Tickets on sale at Seventeen Shop, Antoni's Pizza, and Island Java.

In addition to the concert, all 3 musicians will conduct a master class
on Sunday the 23rd, also at the church...

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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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