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February 07, 2011
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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February 11, 2011
The late Bishop Rahming hailed as 'statesman'

BAPTIST Bishop William Rahming was hailed yesterday as a "statesman" and "fiery preacher."

Bishop Rahming, 77, founder of Messiah Baptist Church, Palm Beach Street, died in hospital last week. Rev Carl Rahming, pastor of St Paul's Baptist Church, Fox Hill said "he was a fiery preacher who knew his subject matter and stuck to it. We had a great relationship although we never saw each other every day. I would preach at Messiah Baptist during special services. He preached at my ordination."

Bishop Rahming was also a former member of the Bahamas Christian Council. In a statement yesterday the Council said, "The passing of this statesman has left a void in the Christia ...

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February 14, 2011
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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February 15, 2011
Rt. Rev'd Bishop Michael Eldon hailed as an outstanding Bahamian

Nassau, The Bahamas
- Bahamians gathered at Christ Church Cathedral Tuesday, February
15 to honour the life of the late Right Reverend Michael Hartley Eldon.
During a service of thanksgiving he was recognised as a loyal, forgiving,
outstanding educator, teacher and family man, and one who believed in
Bahamians.

 

Bishop Eldon, 79, served
the Anglican Diocese for some 50 years as a priest, of which 25 was
as a bishop. He was the first Bahamian Bishop of the Diocese, then known
as Nassau and The Bahamas including the Turks and Caicos Islands. He
also served as a teacher and assistant master at St. John's College.
He died on February 7 after a long illness...

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January 03, 2011
Patrick Brice off to Providence College on athletic scholarship

THERE'S no greater feeling for a coach when he can see one of his protégés excel to the next level.

For Stanford Davis, that was the case over the Christmas holiday weekend when the star player of his D'Stanford Sporting Ministries, Patrick Brice, was able to complete the necessary paperwork to head off to Canada to continue his education.

Brice, who helped Davis' New Breed basketball team win the first St Paul's Baptist Church sponsored Deacon Eddie 'Marker' Rahming basketball championships at Freedom Park in Fox Hill, headed off to Providence College on an athletic scholarship.

Davis said the Providence College coach was following the progress of ...

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January 10, 2011
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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January 06, 2011
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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January 06, 2011
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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January 06, 2011
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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January 06, 2011
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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January 18, 2011
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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January 27, 2011
Trio con Brio performs for a sold-out audience

Freeport, Bahamas - The Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society (GBPAS) presented

Trio con Brio on 

January 22nd at the Church of Ascension.

Over
180 people, including 45 students enjoyed the the intimate concert with
the sounds of Christy Lee (piano), Christine Gangelhoff (flute), both
from Nassau, and Ken Law (cello) from

South

Carolina.

Trio con Brio performed piano and cello duets, as well as trios with flute and violin featuring local musician to Grand Bahama,

Afrika Karamo-Miller.

Dalia Feldman, President of the GBPAS said this about the concert, "

We
were so thrilled with the audience turn-out on Saturday, and equally
thrilled..."

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January 13, 2011
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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January 18, 2011
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
January 20, 2011
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
January 20, 2011
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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January 21, 2011
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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January 23, 2011
Claim that some Customs officers 'are resisting changes to department'

STATE Minister for Finance Zhivargo Laing yesterday expressed concern that some officers in the Customs Department are not accepting the modernisation of the government office and are in fact openly resisting changes that aim to improve operations and enhance integrity.

Speaking at a church service for the International Day of Customs at St Matthew's Anglican Church, Mr Laing said his administration has sought to ensure that the Department is able to do its job with greater effectiveness, efficiency and integrity.

"We are making strides in that direction," he said.

"Adjustments in the leadership, recruitment of new officers, training of officers as well as improvements being ...

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January 27, 2011
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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January 27, 2011
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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