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Friday 7th August 2009 6:30 PM
This second annual event has been formed to motivate young people to spread their fire for Christ. When we think of fire it ignites quickly; this is how we as young people should be living for God DAILY. We are the FIRE! Host: Church of God of Prophecy East St What: Music/Arts - Concert Start Time: August 7th at 6:30pm End Time: August 7th at 9:30pm Where: Church of God of Prophecy, East Street Southern Parking Lot, East Street City/Town: Nassau, The Bahamas For more information, contact 242-466-7631 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
word Christmas itself and the erroneous religious teachings thereof has painted
such an indelible picture in the minds and hearts of many that claims to know
and worship God (Yahweh).
with today's Christmas teaching is that despite the fact; the bible / the word
of God doesn't support such teachings; religious leaders both far and wide
takes great delight in preaching / teaching their Christmas messages.
church-folks / religious-minded folks really don't care about knowing the
truth, especially when such truth is going to disrupt and expose their
religious / traditional beliefs which they hold dearly to their hearts. In
fact, many will diligently search the scriptures to argue, defend and to justify
their religious tradition...
Members of Pilgrim Baptist Temple joined hands and sang with one voice throughout yesterday morning's worship service, a stark contrast to the division observed last week when members voted on whether imprisoned Bishop Earl Randolph Fraser would remain head...
Eleuthera, Bahamas - A
Family Island pastor known for his work with youth and men's ministries
is not sitting quiet when it comes to giving his view on the national
gambling referendum. Gospel music promoter and pastor, Jamie 'DJ
Crunktified' Isaacs is condemning clergymen and churches who are in
support of making gambling legal to Bahamian citizens.
Bahamas is one of the few nations left on planet earth that's still
holding on to it Christian beliefs and Godly principles," said Isaacs
during a recent address. "The reason the Bahamas is still considered a
Christian nation is because of its Constitution that is built on
Christian and Godly principles."
Eleuthera Gospel Promoter and Pastor, Jamie 'DJ Crunktified' Isaacs Encourages Island To Vote No In Gambling Referendum
(Eleuthera, Bahamas) A Family Island pastor known for his work with youth and men’s ministries is not sitting quiet when it comes to giving his view on the national gambling referendum. Gospel music promoter and pastor, Jamie ‘DJ Crunktified’ Isaacs is condemning clergymen and churches who are in support of making gambling legal to Bahamian citizens.
Produce fruits in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, "We have Abraham as our father. For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire."
Fam Fest a celebration of love!
There is nothing in the world other than music and love that has the power to transform the way we bring people together.
Famfest 2K12 is ultimately proud of the fact that we are able to take music and love and turn it into an unforgettable, uniquely Bahamian experience that celebrates our Lord and King, Jesus Christ. Since 1996, Famfest have attracted thousands upon thousands of excited visitors as this international tourist hotspot has been the platform for many international and local performing artists.
And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. -- Luke 12:10. If a person locks himself away in a room and refuses to eat, he will eventually die. It does not matter how much food is offered to him by another, he has to take the food and eat it.
The following is a press release from Christ Community Church:
Crime and criminality, abuse and other social unrest, are we removed from such happenings? As believers we cannot truly be ‘salt’ and ‘light’ if we distance ourselves from the broader influences of society. God views us as individuals as well as a community. Hence, we are to be intentional in our commitment to praying for and on behalf of our world and local communities, our nation, our city and our people. He is calling us and is concerned about the things that concern us. Are we truly listening? His is a clarion call, “as we come to Him–seeking His face, He comes to us&ndash ...
Memorial Service for Matthew McDonald Butler, age 69 years, of Ernest Street, will be held on Friday, April 27th, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., at St. Matthew's Anglican Church, Church and Shirley Streets. Officiating will be Father Crosley Walkine assisted by Deacon Lynden Douglas. Interment will follow in the Eastern Cemetery, Dowdeswell Street.
Left to cherish his memories are: his children: Janet Butler-Forbes, Sharon Butler-Been, Lisa Ingraham, Anne and Mark Ferguson; fifteen grandchildren: Normieka, Nortashia, Norman Jr. (NJ), and Norkeia Forbes; Shayvonne, Robert Jr. (Bobby), Shanique, Roshawn (Jake), and Sharika Been, Billy-Joe Williams, Trevor Jr. (TJ), Jordan, Phieron and Joel Wilson, and Mark Ferguson Jr.(MJ); four great grandchildren: Felisha Higgs, Nathan Forbes, Ashley and Brianna Been, and Billica Williams; two sons-in-law: Norman Forbes Sr., and Robert Been Sr.; three siblings: Raleigh Sr., Juanita and Basil Butler; five sisters-in-law: Rose, Princess, Winifred, Clementine and Dorothy Butler; one aunt, Elder Halson Butler; several nephews: Kendal, Dr. Raleigh Jr., Craig, Charles, Jerome, Jonathan, Samuel, David, Joseph, Milo III, Godwin, Jevon, Dominic, Damian, Franklyn II, Martin, Pierre, Paul, Dwight, Allan and Bruce Butler; several nieces: Clarice Butler, Denise Butler, Valarie Osbourne, Claudette Butler, Hon. Loretta Butler-Turner, Dr. Faith Butler, Angela Abdallah, Bernadette Butler, Donna Francis, Anastasia Moss, Janice Ramsey, Whitney (Deanne) Brice, Genia Pinder and Juanita and Rochelle Butler; a host of cousins: Justice Ruby Nottage, Dr. Pamela Etuk, Dr. Marcus Bethel, Dr. Paulette Bethel, Michael, Marion, Owen and Chantal Bethel, Alfred Sears, Rev. Dr. Lavinia Stewart and Family, the Watson Family, the Major Family, the Dean Family, the Adderley Family, the Martinborough Family and the Mortimer Family of Long Island; the Butler Family, the Strachan Family and the McKinney Family of Rum Cay and Eleuthera; special friend and confident: Shirley Adderley; numerous other relatives and friends including: Godfrey Eneas and Family, Dr. Eugene Newry and Family, the Fox Family of Wulff Road, Lawyer Harvey Tynes, Anita Ingraham and Family, Gretchen Ferguson and Family, Hensel Ferguson and Family, Bernadette Rolle, Kenya Ward and Family, Tonya Gibbs and Family, Michael LaRose and Sarah of London, England, the Adderley Family of Lincoln Blvd, Noel Munroe, Brandon Ford, Felix Knowles Jr., Stacia Williamson and Family, Janet Hutcheson and Family, Jacqueline Forbes-Foster and Family, Shevaun Stubbs-Bain and Family, Dwight and Kamer Major, Nevertera Thompson and Family, The Christ Community Church Family, The Ministry of Labour and Social Development Staff, The Department of Social Services, Disability Affairs Division Staff, The Bahamas Association for the Physically Disabled (BAPD) Staff, The First Caribbean Bank Staff, St. Matthew's Anglican Church Family, Butler's Bargain Mart Staff, The Flying Dutchman Staff, The George Padmore Institute (GPI), The New Beacon Books of London and many others too numerous to mention.
Arrangements are being handled by Butlers' Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Ernest and York Streets.
Funeral service for Angela Virginia Knowles, 51 yrs., a resident of Soursop Street, Pinewood Gardens, who died on 5th April, 2012, will be held at Christ the King Parish Church, Ridgeland Park, West, on Saturday 21st April, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. Officiating will be Rev'd Fr. Bradley Miller. Interment follows in Southern Cemetery, Cowpen & Spikenard Roads
Precious Memories will forever be imprinted on the hearts of her love ones: husband: Steven Herman Knowles; Mother: Sharley Saunders;one son: Orrien Knowles Symonette; two daughters: Felisia Knowles & Chantilia Knowles; one adoptred son, Arnold Charles; onedaughter-in-law: Kishana Knowles Symonette; three sisters: Antionette Clarke, Francise Symonette, Christinen Moss; four brothers: Michael Symonette, Emry Symonette, Tuddy Symonette and Marcian Symonette, thirteen grandchildren: Latorrien Knowles, Jason Thompson, Kendrick Bowe, Orrien Knowles Jr., Orranake Symonette, Dalano Hamilton, Da'Shanna Curitis, Kyrea Symonette, Das'Shanea Curtis, Danisceo Knowles, Lamonte, Lamont Jr., Faylisha; one brother-in-law: Christopher Moss; seven aunts: Marie Johnson, Faith Nairn, Nayome, Ive, Enith, Mariam, Manda; five sisters-in-law: Wilimae Cooper, Monique Symonette, Marie Symonette, Hedrey Symonette, Maxine Symonette; nieces: Tiffany King, Lachrista Saunders, Lauryn Symonette, Eurika, Toya, Joneal, Engina, Rakita, Wenonah;two nephews: Qreahl and Jade Clark; cousins: Earthmae, Shorn, Jamaine, Arnold, Tyrone; Special Friend: Kenvard Major; Other relatives and close friends including: Ionna, Evon, Brenda, Kiwoni, Kimberlena, Chiquita, Ecarina, Eric, Cutell, Remanda, Michelle, Shamel, Normal Jr., Arodeanna, Yavasanches, Hiawatha, Patricia, Tyrone, Charles, Ricardo, Syco, Arona, Ky'yen, Godfrey Bowe and Family, Demaril Curtis and Family, Mother Sweeting and Family, Daughters and Sons Prayer Band, Lidea, Gaynell, Bernard, Altamease and Liz.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday from 9-12:00 p.m. & at the church from 1:00 p.m. until service time.
Funeral service for Cyprian Michael Hamilton, 49 yr. a resident of Fire Trail Road, who died on 22nd August, 2011, will be held at Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic Church, Deveaux Street, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Fr. Alain Laverne, assisted by Rev. Deacon Peter Rahming & Rev. Deacon Maxwell Johnson. Interment follows in Western Cemetery, Nassau Street.
Left to cherish his memories are his Wife : Rose Mary Hamilton Union of 34 wonderful life fulfilling yearsParents: Reuben and Maud Hamilton.Four Children: Winslow Cyprian Hamilton, Cyprianna Bain, Lashan Nicola and Tracey Maude Hamilton.One adopted daughter: Patriana HamiltonSeven grandchildren: Carlano and Shadiamon Bain, Angelica Johnson, Geno Cooper, Jasmine, Trayquan Ishmael and Johnathan.Two Adopted grand daughters: Dereka Hepburn and Precious Carter.Two Brothers: Christopher and Paul Hamilton. Three adopted Brothers: Godfrey ( Pro) Pinder, Father Culmer and Omar Hamilton.Eight Sisters: Rachel Dorothy Strachan, Willamae Stuart, Pamela Scholastica Hamilton, Bernadette Benedicta Saunders, Regina Assumpta, Immaculata Maria, Myra Agatha and Fredericka Stephanie Hamilton. Mother in law: Esther Colebrooke. Grand mother in law: Vetol Flowers. Step-mother in law: Mildred DuncombeSisters in laws: Funmilaya Hamilton, Vernita Mckinney, Gretchen Colebrooke , Elaine Williams, Lorna Duncombe and Vetol Hall. Step sisters in law: W.P.C. 2485 Ann Wilson and Andrea Duvalier.
Brothers in law: Reuben Stuart, Ricardo Saunders, Preston Brennen, Audrick Colebrooke, Deon McKinney and Livingston Duncombe. Step brothers in law: Oswald & Denero Grant.
Three Uncles: Reginald and Sir Sidney Poitier and Samuel Johnson, Tarpum Bay EleutheraUncle in laws: Ezra & Gladstone Flowers.Nieces and Nephews: Damian & Alledrea Strachan, Keliah Johnson, Reuben Adebo and Monica Stuart of Birmingham Ala. , Christopher Feron and Indera Hamilton, Paris Keziah Taylor, Monique Sutherland, Rajaith and Beatriz Sutherland , Marino Gdns- California, Paulette & Paul Ramsey , Funmilayo and Lorenzo Carroll, Winslownette & Kevin Rolle, Scarlette M. Stuart, Hausa Nandi and T. Lightbourne, Aiesha & Chris Brown, La-Ruekeniqueca and Orlando Miller, Christopher Moss, Reuben Bernard Hamilton , David Bernard R. N. Stuart, Marino Clyde Strachan, Charlee Seracy, Bernard Hamilton Ferguson and Ashley Hamilton, Lakeria, Lakeisha, Deonia, and Laketa Duncombe, Neko, RJ, Omen, Audrica, Audrick JR, Prestina, Sebronn, Bijorn, Chikoy , Melissa and Misty. Grand Nieces and Nephews: Mayoua and Slkylar Stuart - Burmingham Alabama; Rashad and Kehlun Taylor. Shaddai, T'kadria, Iyawumni Chanae , Damali , Daymond, Joshua, Eden, Yhanna, Micah, Daniel, Shalomi and Susan. Kasia, Kevin jr., and Kailynn Rolle. Degria, Andreice, Ishmayoua and Ishmael Strachan, Akia, Chenniah, Benjamin, Judah and Breanna Brown, Pollyanna, P.J., Koasha, Tattianna, Nicholas and Jordan.
Lifelong Friends: Kendal and Lydia Curtis, Keno Clarke and Family, Dentry and Donzela Ambrister, Craig Cleare, Mr. Storr & family, Brian, Egan, Stephan, Solomon, Jackie and Alexander and , Maurice Hall, Shermadine, David Thompson, Althea and family , Wellington, Kempy, Rolle Family and Captain Pintard.Special Cousins: Patsy, Vincent, Micheal and Margo Wring, May, Cleta, Ruby, Shaun Williams and Gloria Dorsette, Wellington, Jimmy, Alvin, Cedrick Johnson, Sandra, Ellen, Phyllis, Stephanie, Bruno, and Patrick Poitier, Charmaine Smith, Kelcine and Greg, Phemy & Lorenz Poitier, Dennis (Smokey) Poitier, and Frank Smith. A nation of relatives including: Lisa, Dario, Jermaine & Latoya, Gary Munroe, Marsha & Noelle McGeachy, Sylvia Sands, Staff of Freeport Starter, KFC Family- Robinson Road & T/Blvd., Impact Waste and family, Clifton and Family, Hepburn Town Family, Grand Bahama, Black Village Family, Poitier Family, Stuarts, Duncombes, Bains, Smith's of Crooked Island Street, Smith's of Andros Ave, Smith Family, Strachan Family, Saunders and Evans Families, The Dawkins Family, Gaitor, Archer, Hall, Francis, Butler families, Andros Ave family, Our Lady's of the Holy Souls family, The Gilberts and The Burnside Family.
Friends may pay their last rrespects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.
Funeral service for Leroy Joseph Lewis, 75 yrs., a resident of Poinciana Avenue, Coconut Grove & formerly of Calabash Bay, Central Andros, who died on 24th August, 2011, will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Boyd Road, on Friday at 10:45 a.m. Officiating will be Deacon Gregory Taylor. Interment follows in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Fond memories will forever linger in the hearts of:
His loving and devoted wife, Avis Lewis
Sons: Floyd Lewis, Captain Marvin Lewis, R/Cop. Randy Lewis, Jayson and Craig Lewis
Daughter s: Cheryl Clarke, Leanora Lewis and Velma Santiago
Brother: Orthnell Poitier
Grandsons: Bruce Jr., Tevin, Joshua, Marvin Jr. Stephen, Greg, Moses, Craig Jr. and Dillion.
Granddaughters: Sherika, Roshan, Tela, Marva, Tanica, Randesha, Tori, Kerrelle, Brunay, Jewel, Marlena, Nicole, Evelyn, Rosalie, Cleo, Nikita, Velma, Lavarda and Cynthia.
Sister-in-law: Petrona Lewis
Son-in-Law: Bruce Clarke
Daughters-in-Law: Jacqueline, Seanalea and Shenique Lewis
Great grand Children: Tyler, Leon Jr. and Rodeshana
Grand-sons-in-law: Rodrick Watson, Leon Rolle Sr. and Lavardo McQueen
Nieces: Florine Wilson, Agnes Elliot, Theresa Minnis, Venice Nabbie, Miriam Gibbs and Brenda Rhodriquez and Coleen Lewis
Nephews: Larry, Julius, Kirk and Perry Lewis, Prince Duncombe, Ed Minnis and Emmanuel Curtis, Dwight Lewis
Grand Nieces and Nephews: Woodrow, Tiberias, Karen, Setella, Tabitha, Warren and Cornel Wilson, Raquel, Ashley Young, Mick, Rosetta and Leslie Duncombe, Anna and Ordell Neely, Elizabeth and Dwight Brown, LaClaire Rolle, Conrad Curtis, ErrolynMiller, Teedra and Lloydeka Minnis, Lloyd Minnis Jr. Cartwell and Diann Curtis, Wayne Saunders, Juliet and Solomon Lightbourn, Derrick and Monique Elliot and Fayann Oxley.
Other Relatives and Friends
Basil Lewis, Ella Lewis, Jonny Cooper and Family, Naaman and Beatrice Russell, Nathan Russell and Family, Hon. Cynthia Pratt M.P., Zelrona Mackey, Jerome Rolle and Family, Marvin Bain and Family, Donna Stubbs and Family, Randolph Minnis, Donella Thompson and Family, The Coleby Family, the Cargill Family Burkie and Eloise Smith and family, Enal Culmer, Herbert Strachan, Maureen, Latesha, Doris, Helen and Darlene Rolle, Miriam Wallace and Family, Clifford and Helen Ferguson and Family, Cynthia and Oscar Damalie, Carnetta Munroe and Family, Ross and Joyce Newbold and Family, Christopher Stuart and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Deveaux and Family, Barbara Johnson, Olive McKenzie and Family, Verniemae Newbold, Deborah Rolle and family, Florida Rolle and family, William Scott and Family, Rev. Ervin and Marian Clarke, Lester, Joel and Andrew Smith, Ketha, Dede, Kim, Pearline, Ivy Ferguson and Family, Eva Smith, Erica Horton, Oneisha Lewis, Arnold and Lisa Bain, Lighty Adderley, Serena Delancy, Lerodney Rolle and Family, Rochelle Sears and Family, Erica Hunt and Family, Kathleen and Naomi, Godfrey and Wendell Clarke, Una Burrows, Dorothy Poitier and family, Mortimer family, Rose and Paula Newbold, Elouise Munnings, Miriam Williams and Janice Thompson. Father Gomez and St. Joseph Catholic Church Community, Father Roberts and St. Cecilia Church Community, St. Joseph's Hospitality Ministry, the Teacher's Retiree Club, the Catholic Archdiocesan Women's Auxiliary, the Coconut Grove Community, the Water and Sewage Cooperation, Nuns of St. Martin's Convent, the staff of Male Medical 1 Princess Margaret Hospital.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from 12-6:00 p.m. on Thursday & on Friday at the church from 9:45 a.m. until service time.
Funeral service for Louise "Momma" Sands, 92 yrs., a resident of Palmetto Point, Eleuthera, who died on 18th January, 2012, will be held at The Bible Truth Hall, North Palmetto Point, Eleuthera, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Elder Jason Thompson, asisted by Douglas Thompson & Dwight Thompson. Interment follows in St. margharet's View, North Palmetto Point, Eleuthera.
Left to cherish her memories are 7 sons: Joseph Deal, Gladstone, Richard, Melvin, Gregory, Harrison & Dexter Sands; 4 daughters: Evelyn Stuart, Albertha & Judy Culmer & Sally Lue Rahming; 16 grandsons: Randy Stuart, Don & Dennis Culmer, Hance, Baron, Joseph, Vincent, Shaun & Keith Deal, Adrian, Devroy, Owen, Tre, Greg, Dennis & Harry Sands; 16 granddaughters: Alma & Roquel Sweeting, Paula Cooper, Roslyn Butler, Stacy Bethel, Castella Johnson, Susan Culmer, Rochelle Bunch, Bridgette Farquharson, Marcia, Roshea, Samaria, Cielle, Sanchester & Harriott Sands & Andrea Rahming; 16 great grandson: Ashmond, Colin & Jaden Sweeting, Joel Butler, Tyler Bethel, Delvin Johnson, Huey & Dennis Duvalier, Lorenzo, Ellis & Kayln Culmer, Joshua, Hance, Baron Jr. & Ricardo Deal & Amaree Sands; 28 great granddaughters: Simone, Nina & Jaylyn Sweeting, Alissa & Aliajah Stuart, Breann Cooper, Tiara Bethel, Diamond, Dawn, Tashundra, Tiajia & Tyrin Culmer, Ciona & Ashley Johnson, Shiphrah, Baronique, Taquell, Olivia, Vontianise, Montoya, Nakita, Miracle & Serinity Deal, Ieasha Pinder, Kiara Farquharson & Adrianna, Aaleah & Eden Sands; 1 great great grandson: Devon Johnson; 3 daughters-in-law: Alfreda Deal, Rose & Denise Sands; 6 grandsons-in-law: Everette & Anthony Sweeting, Brian Cooper, Joel Butler, Luke Bethel & Harry Bunch; 6 granddaughters-in-law: Kayla & Tracy Culmer, Monique Sands, Tiffany, Mikilla & Deerika Deal; 4 brothers-in-law: Kingsley Sands, Maitland Bethel, Arthur Rolle & Aldon Evans; 7 sisters-in-law: Joquater Bowe, Olga Porter, Shirley Rolle, Genieve Bethel, Mishap Evans, Ena Thompson & Corrine Sands.; numerous nephews & nieces; other family & friends: Brenda Sands, Christine Higgs, Allison Lavarity, Denise Rolle, Andrew Rahming, Cindy Rolle, Althea Gibson, Merilyn Culmer, Veralda Deal, Officer Brandon Rolle, Melissa McKenie, Silkirk Thompson, Martha Cooper (Sister), Lovella Culmer, Mr. Joshua Culmer & family, Jalia & family, Nilla & family, Omie & family, Branville Thompson (United States), the family of Ena Thompson, the family of the late Addie Culmer, the famly of the late Leon Thompson, the family of the late Wilson Thompson, the family of the late Whitfield Thompson, the family of the late Prescola Stuart, the family of the late Anna Johnson, the family of the late Mona Thompson, the family of the late Midlene Carey, the family of the late Cora Clarke, the family of the late Maud Deal, the family of the late Aaron Thompson, the family of the late Harry Thompson, Helen & Mary Chea, Dweitt Carey & family, Arnold Culmer & family, Garth Culmer, Ella Sands & family, Miriam Knowles, Austin Knowles Sr. & family, Angie Bain & family, Brother Godfrey Ingraham & family, Mr. & Mrs. Nickita Curtis, Marion Moss, Shelia Cooper & family, Enid Cooper, Millard Bethel & family, Marie Johnson & family, Charles Cooper & family, Daisy Thompson & family, Willis Thompson, Keddy Culmer, Envoy Wesley Ingraham & family, Fed Mingo & family, Mrs. Ophelia Ingraham & family, the family of the late Herbert Sands, staff of J.S. Johnson, staff of Cavalier, staff of Radisson Hotel, staff of Bahamas Business Solution, Officers & Members of the Bible Truth Hall, Officers & Members of the Methodist Church, Rev. Kenya Lovell, Rev. Godfrey Bethel & Mrs. Bethel, Officers & Members of the Salvation Army, the staff of Palmetto Point Clinic & Levy Clinic especially Nurse Debbie Deal & Nurse Sherrin Cooper, Dr. Diaz, Dr. Smith, the community of Palmetto Point & many, many more.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Rock Sound Eleuthera from 3-6 p.m. on Friday & at the church in Palmetto Point from 7 p.m. until service time on Saturday.
A funeral service for Albert Edward Rigby Sr., 95, of #17 Arawak Avenue formerly of Sunlight Village will be held at Mt. Pleasant Green Baptist Church on Saturday August 13, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Wesley Thompson assisted by Rev. Nelson McFall and Rev. Garth Johnson.
Woe to them that call evil good, and good evil.
- Is. 5:20
Woe to you blind guides...
- (Math. 23:16).
Woe to you chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida...
- Math. 11:21
In every time and every clime a litany of woes must go up; a prophetic voice is always in demand. Society should always be challenged to straighten up and fly right so that God might be the greater glorified. We must have the intestinal fortitude to bellow out the litany of woes that are besetting us; the time comes when we must take a stand. A man is prosecuted for selling guineps without a license. The state refuses to prosecute someone implicated on murder charges. Serious offenses involving firearms can find acquittal in our long and extended delays in the justice system. Statutory rape is common place without appropriate punishment being meted out. It's disgracingly fashionable to celebrate immoral behavior that gives rise to illegitimate births at an unacceptable increasing number. It's tragic when our leaders are compromised and cannot address this plague in our national soul. Does it strike us that we have no minimum standard, of ethical and moral behavior, for public offices and elected officials? We imitate America a whole lot, except on this count. America hounds down compromised leaders exposing and even driving them out or away from public office. Remember former President Richard Nixon or even now Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey? The mighty string, status and connections are cherished routes when one finds oneself between a rock and a hard place. The muck-a-mucks live high on it, while the commoner has no such passport to soar to higher heights. Ever wonder why so many Bahamians worship at the feet of power? They are simply striving to survive in an ocean of unfair competition where the tide always seems to wash against them. When are we ever going to reverse a tragic but true concept of national survival "it ain't what you know, but who you know"?"Blue-eye-boyism" has never been more rife than now. This mentality reduces persons to little worth. The reality is, you feel no self-worth and therefore the need to "suck-up" to one's perceived "savior" who then plays you like a puppet, using and mashing you up. This is slavery in its most dehumanizing form. Yes we've heard of sexual favors for promotions, social status, or simply for employment to get a mere piece of bread. It is true that we flip-flop in our politics, always hoping that we are on the right side of the fence so as to scrap up the crumbs from the table of political powers. Stalwart PLP's can instantly convert to FNM-ism and the same vice versa so as to have the "correct political address". Consciously or unconsciously we strive on political persecution, it's an inherent mindset that has society all screwed up. It's the only diet the political pundits ever eat. Many are our Bahamians who are intimidated and consequently afraid to express an opinion as they try to protect their behind from victimization or from diminishing the hope of ever getting that which is theirs by birth, intelligence or hardwork. If we are to achieve our national or personal ambitions this enslaved mindset must be emancipated. The powerful must be merciful and use power in service. This is Jesus' understanding of power, "I am among you as one who serves." Leaders at all levels and fields of endeavor seem perched on elevated thrones with halos almost visible around about their heads, seeking boot-lickers to come and worship. It is nigh impossible to have one of the lords' of the Cabinet to return a telephone call. Most persons in power strut their stuff so much that the ordinary man loses all hope of having that moment with them, who supposedly have been set aside, to listen and ease burdens and ultimately to serve. Servant leadership is the Christian standard, out of this realization we become like Jesus who washed the feet of those he led. It's repugnant to our lord and master, who says that our authority comes only through service, to have spiritual leaders having so much of an air about them. There is a negative attitude among many in such roles whose feet are not anchored and give the notion that they are the sole expositors of sense. Some are marked by a short temper and a haughty spirit and are less than tolerant of the mistakes and shortcomings of mere mortals. Our double standard as a people must be checked. We can become terribly unforgiving, while setting a high standard for our leaders, especially spiritual leaders, while we ourselves can justify corruption in our lives simply on the grounds that we are not leaders. For there to be hope we must be consistent in expectations and standards and be cognizant of the fact that in one capacity or the other we are all leaders. For example, the average person might be a father or mother. Here Christian, humble leadership is a must. For there to be hope we must deal with our hypocrisies without simultaneously creating new ones. Prayers for a humble and contrite spirit must always be on our prayer agenda. Most importantly, for us to move forward we must agree to disagree and strive for genuine unity in the midst of our diversity. There is always every reason to be positive. Hope must be kept alive and it is in this hope we live and uphold even in the midst of all our woes, for there is still God on His throne.
o Reverend Canon S. Sebastian Campbell is rector at St. Gregory's Anglican Church.
Nassau, Bahamas – Bahamians from all walks of life packed Christ Church Cathedral Monday to bid farewell to Milo Boughton Butler Jr., former Speaker of the House of Assembly.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. -- Matt. 11:28-30.
For most people St. Patrick's Day is a day of parades, parties, leprechauns and green beer. But just as Christmas is about more than commercialized fun, so too does St. Patrick's Day have a deeper meaning.
St. Patrick's Day began as a religious holiday honoring St. Patrick - a holy bishop sent to Ireland in 433 A.D. by Pope Celestine I to draw its people into the fold of Christ's universal church. Upon his arrival at Ireland's shores St. Patrick encountered many setbacks and persecutions by the superstitious Druids who had employed magicians to maintain their sway over the Irish race. Despite severe trials, St. Patrick was able to convert all of Ireland and conquer paganism. He is thus credited with driving the Celtic "snakes" out of Ireland.
St. Patrick is credited with many miracles and is responsible for the building of several Catholic schools, monasteries and churches throughout Ireland. He is known for his powerful expositions of the principles of the Catholic faith. He even employed the ordinary, little, three-leaved shamrock plant to teach people about the Blessed Trinity. He was called to his heavenly reward on March 17, 461.
St. Patrick was a humble, pious, gentle man, whose total love, devotion and trust in God should be a shining example to each of us.
- Paul Kokoski
The vice president of the Bahamas Christian Council (BCC) yesterday said the organization will not react to the group of prominent pastors who intend to promote the regularization of gambling. Pastor Victor Cooper, of New Bethany Baptist Cathedral, said the organization remains focused on educating Bahamians on why they should vote 'no'.
Funeral services for Gloria Glenda Sears nee Finley, 69 yrs., a resident of Millers Height, Carmichael Road, who passed away on 20th May, 2011, will be held at St. Gregory's Anglican Church, Carmichael Road on Saturday at 9 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Fr. S. Sebastian Campbell & Rev. Fr. Atma Budhu. Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
Her memories will forever be cherished by her loving, devoted husband: Campbell Sears, dedicated daughter: Registered Nurse: Leonie Sears; loyal sons: Kevin, Andrew, Lemuel, David & Lawrence Sears; grandchldren: Alexio, Antoine, Akeem & Iessa Mullings, Lakeisha, Lashell, andreco, Andrewnique & Deandra Sears; daughters-in-law: Registered Nurse: Stacey Pratt-Sears, Rochelle Bethel-Sears; sisters-in-law: faithful caregiver: Alice Lowe, Cynthia Finley, Bernice Collins & Angela Sears; brothers-in-law: Reuben Sears & Charles Collins; nieces: Shelly, Psychita, Bruceta, Machell, Megan & Trained Clinical Nurse Lyndianna Rahming, Deidre Finley, Martha Maria Dukes, Shenique & Olivia Ingraham, Bridgette Morrison & Ava Lowe; nephews: Kirk, Duke, Derek Jr., Quincey Finley, Demetrius, Samuel Lowe, Devardo Hunt, Andy, Chris, Steve, Brian Collins, Desirio Ingraham & Churchill Sears; a host of other relatives & friends including: Arginal (Argie), Patrick, Karen, & Trained Clinical Nurse Patricia Sands, Sheena Newton, Vashti & Rena Roberts, Alvina Taylor, Keith, Lambert, Butler, Donna, Psyche, Renee, Michael, Trevor, Toney Edwards, Tina, Lisa, Keva, Kevin Gibbs, Catechist Alice Gray, Dillis Ingraham, Trained Clinical Nurse Santina Smith, Margaret, Shavaughn Thurston, Sherilyn McCartney, Dr. Valarie Carpenter, Margaret Russell, Edna McMillian, Estermae Mitchell of Deerfield Beach, Fl., Bert & George McKinney, Toney, Helen, Shelley & Brad Capron, Emmie, Ivy & Neva Sweeting, Vincent, Maxwell, Cyril Collins, Christine, Nathalie, Nathaniel Knowles, Esther McPhee, Revs. Alfred, Timothy, Andrew, Susan & Laverne Stewart, Miriam, Oswald Finley, Leonie Duncanson, Judy, Verdell, Marsha, Locksley Jr., Leroy, Richard & Anthony Fawles, Sally, Susan, Roselyn, Deborah, Joycelyn, Matthew Curry, Elaine Wilson, Alice Adams, Myrtle Sweeting, Sherry, Kenneth Kemp, Alice Innis, Mizpah Davis, Edith Scott, Velma, Clay, Sean Johnson, Kara Tinker, Andrew (Dudd), Min. Charles Maynard, Beverly Collins, Lerlean, Tejada, Alice, Kermit, Lorenzo Minus, Melverna Wong, Theresa (Fanny), Angie Rolle-Thompson, Ruby Anne Burrows, Shawnette Roye, Isaac, Harvey Mullings, the entire Mullings family, Adena, Derek, Louise, Alphonso, Dr. Eugene Newry, Ethlyn Armstrong, Yvonne Sands & family, Mr. Ulyses & Rev. Dianna Culmer, Clover Pratt & family, Carla & Daniel Hall & family, Tracy & Don Arnett & family, Anita Bodie, Kenny Mackey, Preston Ferguson, W/Insp. Annette Mackey, Olive Thomas, Charlene, Arthur & Vellora Sweeting & family, Icelyn Campbell of Jamaica, Deanne Hepburn, Eleanor, Florina Rolle, Donna Daxon, Antoinette Neely, Rose Hart, Orpheus Ingraham, Mrs. Lynn Lewis of Family Guardian, Henry Farrington, Merell Thompson, Howard Charlow & family, Evangelists: Maria Lynes, Petrona Ferguson, Berthalee Curry, Nathaniel Bastian & family, Neville, Allan & Bernard Thompson & family, Nurses: Sylvia Santina Smith, Eleanor, Stephanie Poitier, Stephanie Johnson, Darnell Roker, Inza Young, Patishamae Miller, Leonie Buchannan, Gloria Dorsette, Margo Curry, Melody Taylor, Gloria Jacques,Yvonne Adderley, Mary Knowles, Virginia Brennen, Sister Caffeine Brice, Laine Johnson, Paula Hamilton, Yvonne Johnson, Dorothy Ferguson, Geraldine Rolle, Natasha Cooper, Patrice Mitchell, Sandra Rolle, Annastacia Valcin, Sister Ampersam Symonette, Dr. Freddie Smith, Renal Team Dialysis Unit, the Children's Ward, Sister Hilda Douglas, Ernestine Douglas, Adrian & Dionisio D'Aguilar, Dora Rahming & the entire staff of Superwash, Sister Portia Ferguson, Sister Rebecca Johnson, Cunningham, Henry, Black, Lewis, Harris, Ramsey, Rolle, Sister Sherlene Sears, Lockhart, Woodside, Newbold, Bowe, Female Medical Ward #2, Public Hospital Authority, D'Albenas Agency, Ministry of Health, Premier Importers, Cable Bahamas, Bethel-Robertson, Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre, Dr. Norad & Michelle Morgan, Sheral Curry, Bannerman, Wemyss Bight communities, Kelsey Williams, Veronica Sweeting, Sherry Gibson, Emerita Bethel, the entire MInnie Street & Millars Height communities: (Patrick Maycock, Bastian, Newry, Thompson, Cox,Ferguson, McCollough, Penn, McIntosh, Wilson, Freckleton, Dottin, Culmer, Sands, Johnson, Rolle, Flowers, Ramsey, Burrows, Dorsette, Longley & Sweeting), Rev. Nathalie Bastian, Rev. Marie Roach, Rev. Angela Palacious, Canon Harry Ward, Fr. Kabiga - Holy Trinity, Fr. Kingsley Knowles - St. Greorges, Rev. Fr. Atma & Lavinia Budhu - Epiphany Anglican Church, Rev. Fr. Sebastian Campbell - St. Gregory's Anglican Church, Bishop Moses Johnson, Church of God Cathedral family, Gerald Cash Primary School, Anatol Rodgers High School, Interactive School of Learning, Phillip & Mary, John Chea #4, Flamingo Gardens Clinic & many others too numerous to mention.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from 3-6 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday at the church from 8 a.m. until service time.
By KHRISNA VIRGIL
FOLLOWING yet another bloody weekend and with the crime rate continuing to spiral out of control, Christian Council President Rev Ranford Patterson is calling on all Bahamians to reclaim their country from the criminals.
Rev Patterson believes the nonchalant attitude of Bahamians is to blame for much of the criminality plaguing society today.
"The church doesn't mean anything, God doesn't mean anything. People are not God-conscious and we've becomematerialistic," Rev Patterson said.
He also believes the country has lost the values that long held Bahamians together.
"We've moved away from the values that we grew up with," he said. "C ...
The 50-voice strong Anglican Chorale will lift their voice in harmony at their sixth annual "Festival of Hymns & Anthems" at St. Agnes Church on Blue Hill Road on Sunday, October 23 beginning at 4 p.m. The chorale will sing many familiar hymns from the new provincial hymnal such as, "Lift High The Cross", "On Jordan's Bank The Baptist's Cry", "Lift Up Your Heads You Mighty Gates", "All My Heart This Night Rejoices", "Christians Awake"!
Funeral service for Bernice Sturrup, 80 yrs., a resident of Arundel Street East & formerly of Mangrove Cay, Andros, who died on 3rd October, 2011, will be held at St. George's Anglican Church, Montrose Avenue, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Archdeacon Kingsley Knowles, asisted by Father Andrew Toppin & Deacon Whitfield Hutchinson. Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
Left to cherish her memories are her Daughters: Mrs. Delores Sturrup-Carter, Willamae Sturrup, Mrs. Shirley Sturrup- Travis, Edith Sturrup. Sons: Charles B. Sturrup Jr., Edwin C. Sturrup, George P. Sturrup, Tyrone A. Sturrup, Pedro D. Sturrup. Adopted Son: Harry Gardiner. Grand-daughters: Mrs. Suna C. Sturrup-Adderley, Melinda Carter, Duranda Carter, D'Addra C. Sturrup, Georgia Sturrup, Mrs. D'Xtira Sturrup-Brown, Prescola Rolle, Tyrese Sturrup, Kaneisha Sturrup, Krishna Wright, Kadavi Nicolas, Veronica Bowe. Grand-sons: Delrick Carter, Edwin N. Sturrup, Bruno Carter, Ludvick Sturrup, Erwin Sturrup, Tyron Sturrup. Great-Grand Daughters: Durante Steino, Khashja Adderley, Ronnaisa & Ronnisha Johns on, Cordia Nixon, Faith & Lavette Sturrup, Edwinette & Edwinique Sturrup, Bruneisha & Elgadra Carter, Sky Beer-Carter. Great-Grand Sons: Lamont Sturrup, Rondino Dean Jr, Rajah C. Brown. Nieces: Cherry Seymour-Deveaux, Delisa Forbes-Clarke (Freeport, GB), Bianca & Ruthmae Walkes. Nephews: Norman Thompson, Ronald Storr (Coco, FL). GrandNieces: Barbara Glinton-Morris, Patricia & Monique Glinton. Grand-Nephew: Navardo Glinton. Daughter-in-law: Sandra Johnson-Sturrup. Grand-Son-in-law: Kevin Dana Adderley, Raymond Brownof Charlotte, NC. Sister-in-law: Mrs. Daisy Sturrup-Evans (Opalocka, Florida). Other family members including: Carlon Bethel, Donna Williams, Charlie & Edgardo Evans, Ralphaletta Evans-Hall, Louise "Gomese" Evans & Annamae Newbold; A host of friends including: Isadora and Dwayne, Lamn, Addington Godet, Mr. Sham Moss, the Armbrister family, the Seymour family, Ms. Jan Thompson & family, Mr.& Mrs. Steven Green, the Major family, the Brennen family, staff Female Medical Wards PMH, the Munroe family, the Reid family, the Gardiner Family, members of St George's Church family, the entire Centreville Community, the Valley Boys Junkanoo group, the Cash family, the Puckerin family, the Honourable Perry G. Christie, St. George's Church Guild to Help the Sick & Needy and many others too numerous to mention.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demerite's Funeral Home, Market Street, on Friday from 12-3:00 p.m. & at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.
Principal Officials of State will pay their respects to the deceased in the Foyer of the House of Assembly, in the following Protocol order:-
THE Anglican Church of the Epiphany held its installation of officers for its newly formed branch of the Anglican Church Women (ACW) at a special mass on Tuesday evening, which was attended by members of the ACW council and group members from a number of churches in the diocese.
During her sermon, Epiphany's priest in charge pro tem Rev Angela Palacious encouraged the women to embrace this new arena of ministry as a way to showcase God's love and Christian example particularly to other women whether they chose to be apart of the group or not.