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December 22, 2010
Holidays are Better When Shared! Christmas activities at the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort

Nassau, Bahamas-

Holidays are Better when Shared at the

Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort!  Ask about our Holiday Room Rates, now in affect until January 3rd, 2011. 

Our Christmas Holiday Activities include: Dec 21st Love your family fun night;

Christmas Carol Challenge: Dec 22nd 

Santa's Workshop and Family Movie feature; Dec 23rd  The

3rd annual Christmas Carol Sing-along;  Dec 24th  The

Magic of Christmas Show; and Dec 25th 

Christmas Day Church Service.   Enjoy Sunday Brunch from 12 Noon to 4pm...

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December 21, 2010
Edna LaGloria Sands, 81

Funeral Service for Edna LaGloria Sands, 81, of Malcolm Road West and formerly of The Bight, Long Island, will be held on Thursday, December 23, at 11am.
Church:

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
Address:

Joan’s Heights West
Officiating:

Pastor Edmond Rodney King
Assisted by:

Other Ministers of the Gospel
Interment:

Southern Cemetery, Cowpen & Spikenard Roads
She is survived by two daughters: Vernitha Rolle and Una Spriggs of Pennsylvania, USA; one adoptive daughter: Patrice Glinton; 15 grandchildren including Paul Rolle, Sr., Jabbar, Andrew, Corey, Marva, Stacia, Makeba, Mark, Monique and Ga ...

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February 07, 2011
Persons needed to be a part of the National Parenting Programme

Nassau, Bahamas -
Individuals interested in becoming National Parenting Programme
facilitators are asked to contact Cheryl Carroll, Senior Probation
Officer and the programme's coordinator at the Rehabilitative and
Welfare Services Office located at the Abaco Markets Building on
Thompson Boulevard before Friday, February 11.

During an interview at her office, Friday, February 4, Mrs Carroll
explained that the programme needs people who have experience working
with families or are used to working with groups in churches and
communities to sign up for the training, which starts on February 16...

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December 31, 2010
The Bahama Brass Band presents The Sound Of Harmony, January 15th

Freeport, Grand Bahama -
The Bahama Brass Band presents

The Sound Of Harmony" A Night of
Musical Excellence. on 

Saturday January 15th, 2011 at 7:30am at Church of God of Prophecy Coral
Road.

Special Guest: The Royal Bahamas Police Force Band
. Concert is in aid The Grand Bahama Children's Home....

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December 28, 2010
(Photos) Battle of the Bands 2010

Nassau, Bahamas - The second annual Battle of the Bands took place at

  Rawson Square on December 23rd with the
best youth marching bands in the Bahamas.

 

 

 

Participating bands included the Church of God
of Prophecy Junior Band, the Police Youth Band, the Golden Gates Assembly Youth
Band, St. Barnabas Concert and Marching Band, and the Church of God
of Prophecy Youth Band...

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February 14, 2011
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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Rosemorn 'Rose' Wood, 70
January 07, 2011
Rosemorn 'Rose' Wood, 70

Last rites for Rosemorn ‘Rose’ Wood, 70, of Hatchet Bay Eleuthera will be held at 10.30am on Saturday at Harvest Time Tabernacle Church in Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera. Officiating will be Bishop Albert Hepburn, Rev. Eric Johnson, Rev. Leon Johnson and Rev. Lambert Farrington. Interment the Public Cemetery, Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera.
Left to bear witness and continue her legacy include her husband of 52 years, Henry Wood
Children: Corporal 1392 Kimble, Sergeant 1194 Lennis Wood, Podesta Johnson, Densie Prescod, Sonya, Tralinda and Zhryvette Wood, Robert Pinder Jr; Brothers: Robert Pinder Sr., Bernis Pinder, Charles “Mac” Pinder, George “Winkie ...

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February 14, 2011
Bay Street burns

THE massive fire that consumed an entire block of Bay Street yesterday has left in its wake millions of dollars in damage and set back plans for the Downtown Redevelopment project.

Officials believe the fire began on the second floor of the Betty K Building, which was gutted by flames early Monday morning.

As fire workers laboured for hours to bring the wind swept blaze under control, initial police reports indicated that the block of buildings from the Bacardi Building on the corner of East and Bay Streets, to the Kelly's Dock Yard would be unsalvageable.

The fire also damaged the Adderley Building, the condemned complex adjourning the Churchill Building which houses the Cabinet Office.
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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 ...

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January 14, 2011
The Bahama Brass Band presents The Sound of Harmony, January 15th

Freeport, Grand Bahama -
The Bahama Brass Band presents

The Sound Of Harmony" A Night of
Musical Excellence. on 

Saturday January 15th, 2011 at 7:30am at Church of God of Prophecy Coral
Road.

Special Guest: The Royal Bahamas Police Force Band

. Concert is in aid The Grand Bahama Children's Home....

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January 22, 2011
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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Leroy Emerson Orlander, 88
January 13, 2011
Leroy Emerson Orlander, 88

The funeral service for Leroy Emerson Orlander, 88, of Hospital Lane, will be held at 2.30pm on Sunday January 16, at St Agnes Anglican Church, Baillou Hill Road. Officiating will be Archdeacon I Ranfurly Brown assisted by Rev Fr Neil Nairn. Interment will follow in the Lakeview Memorial Gardens in John F Kennedy Drive.
Left to cherish his memories are his children: Emerson and Dr. Herbert Orlander and Trudy Orlander-Sands, two grandsons: Lamar and Quintin Sands, one brother: Arthur Olander of Fort Pierce, one son-in-law: Eron Sands, nephews and nieces: Everette Olander (Chicago) Attorney Wellington(Sandra) and Tyrone Olander, James and Alfred (Gloria) Harris (Texas), Andrea Harris, Margaret Dil ...

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January 13, 2011
South Carolina Cellist to Participate in GBPAS Trio con Brio Concert

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.

"Brio" is Italian for "full of energy, life, enthusiasm", and the show promises to deliver that and more with the three visiting musicians.

Participating cellist, Kenneth Law who is the Chair of the Performance
Department, and Associate Professor of Violoncello at the Petrie School
of Music of Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina gives these remarks, "I
am excited to perform for the Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society and
this will be my first trip to the Bahamas. As a community-minded
musician,
it is my privilege to help with such a dedicated non-profit
organization..."

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January 18, 2011
(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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Eunice Branhilda Collie, 78
January 20, 2011
Eunice Branhilda Collie, 78

A funeral service for Eunice Branhilda Collie, 78, of Victoria Boulevard, Bamboo Town and formerly of Rolle Town, Exuma, will be held at 11am on Saturday, January 22, at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Joan’s Heights West. Officiating will be Reverend Elmond King, assisted by other Ministers of the Gospel. Interment will be held at Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery in Soldier Road.
Those who remain to celebrate her life are her son: Leroy Collie, Jr.; two stepsons: Christopher and Clayton Collie; three brothers: Cleveland Rolle of South Carolina, and Donald and Lawrence Rolle; seven sisters: Dora Anderson and Nora Little of Florida, Delores and Eloise Rolle, Dollymae Smith, Sandra Brown an ...

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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
Grand Bahama violinist, Afrika Karamo-Miller to participate in Trio con Brio concert

Freeport, Bahamas - Violinist and National Teacher of the Year 2010-2012,

Afrika Karamo-Miller of Sister Mary Patricia Russell Junior High School, Grand Bahama will join

Trio con Brio visiting artists this weekend in an intimate concert at the Church of Ascension on Saturday night,

January 22nd at 8pm.

Joining Mrs. Karamo-Miller will be

cellist, Kenneth Law of South Carolina,

pianist Dr. Christy Lee

and flutist,

Christine Gangelhoff both of Nassau. All have arrived on island and have been busy with rehearsals for Saturday's concert.

"Brio" is Italian for "full of energy, life, enthusiasm", and the show promises to deliver that and more with the collaboration of the four talented musicians...

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January 27, 2011
The Mount of Blessings Fun Run / Walk, on March 5th

 

Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama - Let's get physical

The mount of blessings is kicking it with a

fun, run/walk  on March 5,

2011 at 6:00am. Starting gate: Holmes Rock welcome sign

finish: church grounds, Hepburn Town (seaside)

Refreshments: fruits, juices, water and chicken souse. Awards presentation: church grounds.

Proceeds to benefit the garbage dumpster project for the Hepburn Town Community
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January 27, 2011
Stepping Stones Quilters Guild Show now underway until February 5th

Nassau, Bahamas -

The

Stepping Stones Quilters Guild Show, a FREE exhibit is now underway at the Trinity Methodist Church Hall.

The exhibition opened on

January 27th and runs until  Saturday, February 5th.

The public is encouraged to come out and enjoy the beauty of this unique craft.  The exhibit is opened from 10am to 4pm daily...

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