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3 more Cabinet Appointments announced

Nassau, Bahamas -

The Cabinet Office has announced that

Mrs. Sharon R. Wilson, a former President of the Senate and noted attorney and former magistrate;

Mr. Joseph R. Curry, a business consultant and former diplomat; and

Mrs. Cheryl E. Bazard, a noted attorney

have been appointed as Senators under Article 39 (4) of the Constitution
.

With these three final appointments, the Senate is now fully constituted...

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U.S.: Local crime putting innocent bystanders at risk

An upsurge in criminal activity in New Providence has led to incidents that, while not directed at tourists, could place visitors and other innocent bystanders at risk, according to a United States Department of State report on crime in The Bahamas released earlier this week.
The Bahamas 2012 Crime and Safety Report highlighted a high profile robbery at a John Bull location last year as a scenario that could have ended in tragedy.
"In 2011, there was an armed robbery at a well-known downtown department store when many tourists were in the area," said the report. "Automatic assault weapons were used in this robbery and have been reported to be used in other robberies.
"In previous years, several daytime robberies in Nassau led to exchanges of gunfire on the busy streets."
Jasper Curry, David Collins and Jonathan Armbrister are accused of robbing the Rolex Boutique at John Bull's Bay Street store of 12 luxury watches, which have a combined value of $395,360.
That trial is ongoing but has repeatedly been delayed by legal issues.
The report also said police "generally respond quickly to hotels and establishments frequented by foreigners who are victims of crime".
However, the report said that, "There have been complaints that police are slow to respond to emergency calls in the residential areas and the 911 and 919 numbers often go unanswered."
The report also noted that, "Recent changes in the police structure have promised a more proactive approach to deter crime."
"Police have few emergency vehicles, and streets and houses are generally unmarked, inhibiting responders from locating affected residences," the Department of State said. "To ensure quick response to a residence, victims may have to go to the local police station and provide transportation to the site."

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NAGB ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECTOR AND STAFF APPOINTMENTS

After an extensive search, the Board of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas announces the appointment of Director Amanda Dana Coulson to succeed Dr. Erica M. James, who managed the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas since its establishment seven years ago.

Amanda Coulson, a Bahamian citizen, earned her Master's Degree in Art and Architecture from New York University's prestigious Institute of Fine Arts and went on to become an internationally-renowned art critic and curator, while supporting Bahamian artists on the international platform.

Dr. James is a strong supporter of Coulson who she worked with in 2006 on the international exhibition "Funky Nassau - Recovering an Identity". The exhibition was staged at both the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas and the celebrated Nassauischer Kunstverein in Wiesbaden, Germany, where it garnered great international press for the nine Bahamian artists: John Beadle, Dionne Benjamin-Smith, Lillian Blades, John Cox, Blue Curry, Michael Patrick Edwards, Antonius Roberts, Heino Schmid and Clive Stuart.

Coulson maintained close contact with many of the artists and helped further their careers with advice and insights in navigating the complex world of contemporary art. "I'm really touched at how many friends and colleagues have supported this appointment.  It underscores the warmth and richness of our community that I've missed for so long," Coulson comments.

Having co-founded contemporary art fairs with her German husband in both Basel, Switzerland and New York, Coulson wished to bring her expertise in arts  administration, curating and critical writing back to her native soil. "Like many Bahamians who went abroad to complete their studies, connections are made that take one further away from home, professionally or personally.  I secured a great job in New York and then married a German art dealer. While I found myself in a network that was extremely rewarding, it was disengaged from my homeland. So I was particularly thrilled when this opportunity arose for myself and my family."

Coulson has promoted artists from other Caribbean nations like Che Lovelace (Trinidad), Enoc Perez (Puerto Rico) and Zac Ové (Trinidad), as well as African artists like Athi-Patra Ruga (South Africa) and Meschac Gaba (Benin), increasing their presence on the international art platform. "There are many art scenes that are unfairly marginalized due to their remoteness from the global art hubs. I hope to use my network of 20 years of arts management, to further the reach of Bahamian artists by bringing our national achievements to an international stage, and to garner more international focus on the islands themselves, encouraging visits by art lovers and curators to see the richness of our cultural scene."

Additional appointees are:

Jordia Benjamin

Assistant Educational Officer

Jordia Benjamin was born in Nassau, The Bahamas, attended Aquinas College and graduated from High School in Kissimmee, Florida. She attended Valencia Community College in Orlando, Florida pursuing and completing the Associate of Arts Degree in Studio Arts. She transferred to the University of South Florida, in Tampa where she graduated with honors and received dual degrees, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Studio (concentration in Painting) and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History. While a student at USF, she furthered her studies abroad by enrolling in the University's summer programmes in Paris, France and the United Kingdom. As an undergraduate, Miss Benjamin received numerous awards and grants including 'Exceptional Talent Grant, CVPA Diversity Enhancement Grant, Transfer Student Achievement Scholarship, USF Art Department Talent Grant and USF College of the Arts Study Aboard Grant.

Her work has been exhibited in several Tampa galleries: The Centre Gallery, Flight 19, Traditional and Digital Arts Gallery, The International Boba House and William and Nancy Oliver Gallery. She received Honorable Mention in "Cityscape," the University of South Florida Study Abroad International Photo Competition and was co-curator of "Je veux l'art" Fall 2008 Paris Study Abroad Exhibition at the USF Centre Gallery, Tampa, FL. Miss Benjamin has worked in several museums including the Contemporary Art Museum in Tampa, Florida and the Orlando Museum of Art in Orlando, Florida. She is a member of two honor societies Phi Beta Kappa and Golden Key International Honor Society. She is the daughter of Crispin and Juieth Benjamin.

As Assistant Educational Officer, Miss Benjamin will assist with the development and supervision of education programmes for children, adults and artists; develop and execute community and island outreach programmes; and with assist with the development of educational materials for exhibitions as a part of educational product development.

Ashley Knowles

Curatorial Assistant

Ashley Knowles was born in Nassau, New Providence where she first developed an interest in art. After graduating from Bishop Michael Eldon School in Freeport, Grand Bahama, she received the Bahamas United World College full scholarship to attend Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada for 2 years to complete her International Baccalaureate. Upon completion of her baccalaureate degree, Ashley Knowles received a scholarship to attend Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts where she completed her Bachelors of Arts in May 2011 in Anthropology and a concentration degree in Museum Studies. Whilst attending Smith College, she also completed a thesis in Museum Studies on the role of relevancy in the Bahamian history museum. In the summer of 2011, Ashley Knowles successfully completed a certificate programme in Art Museum Studies at the Summer Institute of Art Museum Studies (SIAMS) where she was published and was 1 of 5 curators for the certificate exhibition entitled, Surface Tension: Reconsidering Water as Subject.

Ashley Knowles has had the good fortune of working at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC where she researched and curated an online digital exhibition entitled, "An Attempt At Noise: The Presence of Junkanoo in The Bahamas" and the Smithsonian 1994 Folklife Festival. Ashley Knowles has also interned at the National Museum of The Bahamas, The Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation where she researched and conducted interviews on Grand Bahamian history and assisted with the completion of a mini exhibition on the history of Grand Bahama.

As Curatorial Assistant, Miss Knowles will assist the director and curators with the research, development, design, installation and implementation of exhibitions, maintain and manage the National Collection and exhibition galleries. She will also act as liaison between curatorial staff and the general public, supervise use of the National Collection and perform routine condition reports on the galleries and National Collection with curators.

Nastassia Pratt

Curatorial TraineeNastassia Pratt was born in Nassau, Bahamas. Her interest in art began during her high school studies at St. John's College, particularly in 2003 during the RBC Finco Summer Art Workshop when she was introduced to watercolor painting. This subsequently led to her studies in design at The College of The Bahamas' Associate's Degree in Architecture. She then continued studies in architecture at Ryerson University in 2005 where her interest in model-making began. An ongoing exploration of these avenues of creating has led her to her present position as a Curatorial Trainee at the NAGB.

As Curatorial Trainee, Miss Pratt will support the work of the curatorial staff and focus on professional museum practices training. Miss Wright will assist with exhibition development and maintenance, collections management, research, public programming, merchandising, membership and gallery promotion.

Averia Wright

Curatorial Trainee

Averia Wright was born in Nassau, The Bahamas and graduated from St. John's College. She is a ceramicist/sculptor who graduated from the College of The Bahamas with an Associates Degree in Fine Art. She transferred to the University of Tampa where she studied under Bahamian sculptor Kendra Frorup and graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Art with a concentration in ceramics. She was employed at Doongalik Studios Art Gallery, Nassau and participated in a two-man show, alongside Toby Lunn, in Transforming Spaces 2010 in the exhibit "Earth to Flight." Her work can be found in the collections of Dawn Davies, the D'Aguilar Art Foundation and Jackson and Pam Burnside.

As Curatorial Trainee, Miss Wright will support the work of the curatorial staff and focus on professional museum practices training. Miss Wright will assist with exhibition development and maintenance, collections management, research, public programming, merchandising, membership and gallery promotion.

The National Art Gallery is located on West and West Hill Streets. To contact the Gallery, please call Tel: (242)328-5800/1 or visit our website at www.nagb.org.bs.

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The North Abaco test

If North Abaco member of Parliament Hubert Ingraham does not change his mind about retiring, we should have a by-election in that constituency this year.
It will be quite a battle for the new leader of the Free National Movement (FNM), Dr. Hubert Minnis, and the new prime minister, Perry Christie.
The results of the recent constituency election should provide hope to both sides. Ingraham won the seat by 379 votes. The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) candidate Renardo Curry, however, won five of the 12 polling divisions in the constituency.
For Dr. Minnis, the issue is simple. He has to lead the effort to retain an FNM seat. For Christie, he must try to keep the election momentum alive. His party won 29 of the 38 seats being contested. PLPs are excited to again be in the seat of power after spending five years watching Ingraham govern as prime minister.
A victory for Dr. Minnis would give him more clout in his party in a difficult situation. Though the FNM has held the seat since the early 1990s when Ingraham came to the party, history indicates that it might be hard to retain such a seat after a crushing defeat, seatwise, in a general election.
In the 1997 general election Sir Lynden Pindling won the South Andros seat even though his party lost the election by a landslide margin. He retired shortly after the defeat. In the ensuing by-election the FNM picked up the seat.
Dr. Minnis will have to prove to FNMs that there is a point to them coming out to vote. This is often the challenge in by-elections. If Abaco FNMs think it doesn't matter if they vote, and eager PLPs swarm to the polls to take "Ingraham's seat", the PLP would move to 30 seats in the House of Assembly.
But if Dr. Minnis and his party are able to select the "right" candidate and find the resources to mount a strong campaign, they would demonstrate to the PLP and the country that they are still forces to be reckoned with.
Ingraham said that he will retire from politics on July 19. If that does happen we will be back in election mode shortly. The people of North Abaco would then have in their hands the power to weaken a new FNM leader or a new prime minister. The eyes of the nation will be on that contest.

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Police 'calm tensions' after fatal stabbing

By SANCHESKA BROWN

Tribune Staff Reporter

sbrown@tribunemedia.net

POLICE in Abaco have moved quickly to "calm tensions" after a Bahamian man was allegedly stabbed to death by a man of Haitian descent on Saturday.

Superintendent Noel Curry, Abaco police chief said officers on the island apprehended a suspect within hours of the murder, easing any tensions that may have risen

"We had a suspect in custody within the hour of the incident and we are feeling very good with the investigation. In terms of the tension between the Bahamian and Haitian communities, in any society where there is integration of different cultures there is tension and conflict now and then and in Abaco it is no ...

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I'm all over the new Starbucks roll-out

I've already professed my addiction to Starbucks drinks -- lattes, frappuccinos -- you name it, I drink it, and from time to time I have been taken with a food item or two. But more often than not when I darken the door of a Starbucks, it's a drink I'm after. So I was actually excited earlier this week when I walked into the store to discover new additions to their food menu that left me excited.
And one of the sandwiches I'm most excited about is the egg white flatbread scramble. Can I get a whoop, whoop? Fluffy egg whites with mushrooms, fresh spinach and Swiss cheese on a toasted flatbread -- now that's what I'm talking about -- a breakfast sandwich I can enjoy without feeling too guilty. And everyone once-in-a-while, I'll even remove the cheese to make myself feel better. This new breakfast sandwich joins a line-up of five that are already customer favorites.
I've always been a fan of their grilled veggie sandwich, simply because I do like to go meatless from time to time, but sometimes the fact that it was on a huge white bread was kind of a turn-off, so to see a grilled Portobello mushroom sandwich with roasted red peppers and spinach return to the menu was a delicious surprise. Having it served on a whole-wheat brioche bun, certainly put a smile on my face. That was the very first new menu item I tried on the day it was released. The sandwich was delicious, even though I must admit I removed the garlic aioli (which I have had before and love) in an attempt to be a tad bit health conscious. The sandwich was still delish and satisfying with all the flavors coming together.
The second day after the new releases, I enjoyed that egg white flatbread scramble that I'm certain is going to be a top seller - it's that good.
Also new to the sandwich line-up that I've got my eye on is a Caprese sandwich with basil, tomatoes, mozzarella on Ciabatta bread with balsamic vinaigrette served on the side; the jerk chicken flatbread that is smothered in a tangy BBQ sauce, topped with caramelized onions and served on a grilled flatbread (which is going to be next on my way through the new Starbucks offerings) and the spiced curried chicken salad with cranberries and lettuce wrapped in a tomato basil
tortilla -- can you say yum!
Starbucks is also offering a Chicken BLT (chicken breast with bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, provolone cheese and spicy chipotle aioli on a grilled flatbread); a Reuben sandwich (beef brisket with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing on a marbled rye bread) and a chicken carbonara flat bread with chicken breast in a creamy alfredo sauce, bacon and mozzarella cheese on a flatbread. Rounding out the new sandwiches is an Italian classic with capicola, salami and pepperoni with sliced mozzarella and basil aioli on a Parmesan focaccia.
To satisfy the sweet tooth, a strawberry and cream muffin has joined the line-up that includes the popular lemon yogurt muffin. A passion fruit filled linzer cookie rounds out the new additions to the sweet menu. In the spirit of all honesty, I enjoyed this cookie that was served cold and that I had to allow it to come down to room temperature.
For those that like the idea of eating a muffin, but who want a savory taste, there's even a cheddar and jalapeno muffin. Starbucks junkies like myself have already started sampling their way through the new additions to the menu. If you haven't been in to your favorite Starbucks this week, I think it's time.

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PEARLEAN BODIE-MCKENZIE, 94

FUNERAL SERVICE

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR THE LATE PEARLEAN BODIE-MCKENZIE AFFECTIONATELY CALLED "LENA" " NANO"AGE 94 YEARS OF ROSEWOOD STREET, PINEWOOD AND FORMERLY OF BARRATERRE, EXUMA WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY MARCH 11, 2012 AT 1:00PM AT KEMP ROAD MINISTRIES, KEMP ROAD. OFFICIATING WILL BE REV'D DR. IVAN F. BUTLER JR. INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW IN LAKEVIEW MEMORIAL GARDENS, SOLIDER ROAD.

SHE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BUT HER MEMORIES WILL CONTINUE TO LINGER IN THE LIVES OF HER CHILDREN: ACKAL JR. AND IONA MCKENZIE, LAURIE AND WILLIAM TAYLOR, DOROTHY MCKENZIE-TAYLOR AND ITHIEL TAYLOR SR., RUTHMAE AND LENIX ROLLE, ELEANOR MCKENZIE, BERYL MORRIS, CAROLYN MCKENZIE, CHRISTINE AND FELIX SAUNDERS, MARGUERITE MCKENZIE-TURNQUEST AND LESTER TURNQUEST AND LYNDA MCKENZIE; ADOPTED DAUGHTERS: RAY BODIE, ROSALEE WRIGHT, GARNELL BETHELL; ADOPTED SON: NORMAN LLOYD; SISTERS: MYRTIS JOHNSON, AND CORA MCKENZIE; SEVNTY FOUR GRAND CHILDREN: SHAZAD FERGUSON, OLIVIA MUNROE, ROCHELLE NEWBOLD, RAPHIEAL AND SHAVONNE NEWBOLD, SHAZARO MAURA, SHANAIRJ WALLACE, ROGER AND NOELLE TURNQUEST,KEVIN AND BONNIE MCKENZIE, KALSEY AND CASSANDRA MCKENZIE, KULEM AND GENIEVE MCKENZIE, SHERENE AND SHERESE MCKENZIE, CRAVEN LONGSWORTH, KENDAL ROBERTS, LESLIE AND LAVONE MCKENZIE, NADINE AND COLIN SAUNDERS, RICARDO, DEREK AND DEBRA MCKENZIE, DENNIS, NYOKA AND SERAN MCKENZIE, NATASHA AND TONY MOREE, SHAMARA AND ROBERT TURNQUEST, LINCOLN AND SADAKA MCKENZIE, DIANNE AND JERMAINE SANDS, JEROME, RODERICK, DEACON CADWELL AND SHENEK TAYLOR, TIWANNA NABBY, MARIA TAYLOR-ARIZA AND FRITZI ARIZA, MICHAEL AND THELMA TAYLOR, ITHIEL AND STACY TAYLOR, TERRY RANDOLPH TAYLOR, ANN BAIN, PHILIP ROLLE, MARVIN AND PATRICIA ROLLE, LENIX JR. AND MELBERT ROLLE, JASON ROLLE, KHALILAH AND KATORA SANDS, JOYCELYN MCKENZIE, CHRISANTA AND KIRK SMITH, SANTEREQUE AND VENQUE BAIN, SHAKERA AND SHAZARAY SAUNDERS,, JACKIE MOXEY, BLOSSOM BROWN, BARRY LIGHTBOURNE, RALPH BODIE, PAULETTE SMITH, JONNIE SAUNDERS, BRENDA CLARKE, VANGY BARNETT; EIGHTY ONE GREAT GRANDS: DONTE, SHAZAD JR. AND ZION FERGUSON, KIANA DAVIS, MICHAEL BRANDON, CLAYTON RAPHIEAL AND MARK ANTHONY SAUNDERS, RAPHIEAL JR., AND KAYDE AND RICKITA NEWBOLD, ALKHALBIRNIQUE BUTLER KEIARJ QUISHEDA, KULEM JR., KURON, KEVAUGHN, KRISTIN, KESHNIQUE, KALSEY JR., CAYDEN, SHANTESE TAYLOR, RAQUEL, RIKERA, DEANDRA, DEVIN, DARYAN, ALEXIS, DAYLAN AND ZARIA MCKENZIE, NIESHAR DAVIS, CHRISTOPHER AND CHRYSTYN MOREE, SKYLER TURNQUEST, BRANDON AND JUSTIN SAUNDERS, RODERICK JR, VALENTINO, CADWELL JR., PATRICK JR, KRISTEN, JEROME JR., KHADERO KHAJZAN, AND QUADILEA TAYLOR, SHACOYA, SHAVEZ, SHACAJA AND SHAKEIL BAIN, JOHN BUTCHER, JAYNELL, JAVON, MEKEL, SHANIQUE MARVIN JR., SHANTIQUE, KOBE, COLIAH, LENIX JR., LENECIA, LENISHA ROLLE, LUTHER, AND KEONTAE ROLLE, BRINAIRJ BETHEL, TIWANNA NABBY, ARMANDO AND ALEZANDRO ARRIZA, SHAKOYA, SHAMIKA, TEVIN, ASHON, AUSTIN, AND TEREZ TAYLOR, SHELQUAHN AND TESHIDO DAVIS, AZOURIA SAUNDERS, BRISHARD MUNNINGS, TREVONTE AND SADE BAIN, KERLITHIA, SANTIARJ AND KIRZARIO CURTIS; TWELVE GREAT GREAT GRANDS: JAYDA HAMILTON, LEAYSHIA, HAYNES, AYANNA JONES, TRISTIN MOSS KEVIA WILLIAMS, NICKEIL BAIN, T'AJE AND D'AJE INGRAHAM, CADRE AND CATRELL TAYLOR, KEIARA MCKENZIE, AND TECARDO BROOKS; NUMEROUS NIECES AND NEPHEWS: PEGGY ARTHUR, BRADLEY, GLENROY, HANSEL, LEROY, MELANIE AND BARBARA JOHNSON, DEANNA BROWN, VANGY LEWIS, HALLOND, DEREK, GLENROY, SHIRLEY, LEROY, ESTERMAE, MARGARET, DOROTHY, BERTHA AND NANCY BODIE, LESLIE SMITH OF FT. LAUDERDALE FLORIDA, LISA MILLER, AND GRETHEL LLOYD, MARJORIE GARDINER, LAVORN, LESLIE, FREEMAN, RUDOLPH, RANDOLPH, MARVIN, OLIE MCKENZIE, JENNIFER MCKENZIE, DEANNE MCKENZIE, PATRICE DARLING, BESSIEMAE CURTIS, AGATHA BURROWS, USENE AND MARINA BURROWS, ERSKINE AND EMERETHA BURROWS, JOHN AND LUCY WRIGHT, INEKA FINLASON, VERNICE WRIGHT, MADELINE HANNA, RUTH CURTIS, NAIRN ROLLE, LILLY MAE TAYLOR, ETHEL THOMPSON, RAYANNA BAIN, ISAMAE MCBRIDE, ALVERA ARMBRISTER, LAVONIA SHIELD, NATHALIE MCKENZIE, DOTLYN STORR, ESTELLE STORR, EDNA CHARLTON, BRENDA, BERTALEE, LILLIAN AND BENJAMIN MCKENZIE, IDELLA LAING, LOLETHA THURSTON, MAE EDGECOMBE, LILLIS ELLIS, DOLLY MCKENZIE, ROSE MCKENZIE, MINNIE, AND VERONICA ROLLE, BERNARD, PHILIP, KEN, IRVIN JR. AND JANET BODIE,

PENNY NIXON, RURAL, TONY FREDDY, BARBIE, YVONNE AND SANDY GRAY; GOD CHILDREN: JANET LLOYD, ESTELLA STORR, PAULA MCKENZIE, PRISCILLA WHYMS, CALVIN MCKENZIE, CLYDE BURROWS, NYOKA MCKENZIE-PIERRE, EARL MCKENZIE; RELATIVES AND FRIENDS: REVEREND DOCTOR IVAN FORD AND DR. JOANNE BUTLER, REVEREND DELTON FERNANDER, REVEREND DR. CHARLES SAUNDERS, PASTOR HUETON LLOYD, MINISTER JULIAN AND MELVERN MCKENZIE, MINISTER BETTY LLOYD, PASTOR ANTHONY AND SHERENE RUSSELL, PASTOR SOLOMON AND SEAN MCKENZIE, PASTOR KEITH AND HILDA ROLLE, PASTOR DAISY WINDER, PASTOR EMMANUEL BUTLER, DEACONESS ANNIE LLOYD, DEACONESS ENAMAE WRIGHT, PASTOR RICARDO AND MINISTER BERNADETTE JOHNSON, ELDER AUDLEY AND DEACONESS ETHEL MINUS, DEACONESS BARBARA COOPER, ELDER SHIRLEY BROWN, HUGHRIE AND BERTHALEE LLOYD, ANNUAL AND JULIA LLOYD, MILDRED AND ISIDORA LLOYD, CHERYL PINDER, FAYDORA MUNROE, ROLAND AND GENEVA ROLLE, ALTHEA LLOYD,CURLENA LLOYD, MCNEIL AND EUNAL MCKENZIE, ELDER EVALINA LLOYD, WELLINGTON AND JUILETTA CHARLTON, LAWRENCE AND LORANA LLOYD, ANVIL AND VALERIE TAYLOR, JACK AND MILLICENT WRIGHT, CYNTHIA AND DEANDRA MCKENZIE, WAYNE MCKENZIE, VANDLYN MCKENZIE, BERNICE WILSON, CLOID AND ISSIEANN DAXON, CHARLENE MILLER, RON DON MCKENZIE,

FRANCINA NIXON, PRESTON, ALLISON AND HORACE MCKENZIE, SANDRA, MARTHA AND HANNA TAYLOR, NIGEL CURRY, LAWRENCE LLOYD JR., LOGAN BURROWS, PHILLIP BURROWS, MR. IVAN FERGUSON , TREVOR AND ALTEMESE BURROWS, JACQUELINE BONABY, JEFFREY BURROWS, FRANCIS SMITH, FRANCENA, NIXON, SUTHERLAND BLACK, GLORIA TAYLOR, LORETTA COLLINS, NIOSHIE BOURNE, OSCAR TREJOS, SHERRY ROLLE, RICO AND LAKETA CHARLON, SHANTEL TAYLOR, ELAINE AND LONDA STORR, SHANNY BROWN, VIOLA AND MYRTLYN STORR, ANNIMAE SMITH, DORIS LLOYD, SAMUEL TAYLOR, PATRICIA MORLEY, BABYDOLL LLOYD, DEIDRE SMITH, JENNIFER NEWTON, IDA COLLIE, LORETHA COLLINS, MYRTLE GIBSON,

HAZEL KNOWLES, ENA ROLLE, SARAH ROLLE, LEANA COLLIE, ROSIE MILLER, SHIRLEY AND IVA CLARKE, THE DEAN, STRACHAN, RUSSELL,AND MCKENZIE FAMLIES OF ROSEWOOD STREET, PINEWOOD GARDEN, THE FERGUSON FAMILY OF BAMBOO TOWN, THE COOPER AND BODIE FAMILY AND THE ENTIRE BARRATARRE, HERMITAGE, MOSS TOWN, ROLLEVILLE, STANIEL CAY, AND BLACK POINT COMMUNITIES AND OTHER RELATIVES AND FRIENDS TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION.

VIEIWNG IN THE PERPETUAL SUITE AT RESTVIEW MEMORIAL MORTUARY AND CREMATORIUM LTD., ROBINSON AND SOLIDER ROADS ON SATURDAY FROM 10:00AM TO 5:00PM AND AT THE CHURCH ON SUNDAY FROM 11:30AM UNTIL SERVICE TIME.

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Philip Charlton Phil Burrows, 51

Mr. Philip Charlton "Phil" Burrows age 51 years of #13 Windward Road; Imperial Park Sea Breeze Estates will be held on Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 7:30pm at The United Christian Cathedral, Flamingo Gardens.
 
Garnet Funeral Service
For

Mr. Philip Charlton "Phil" Burrows age 51 years of #13 Windward Road; Imperial Park Sea Breeze Estates will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 9:45am at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, West Hill Street. Fr. Thomas P. Brislin C.P., assisted by Deacon Andrew Burrows will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery, Soldier Road.
 
The Radiance of this "Garnet of A Gem" will always glow in the hearts of his:
Loving Wife of Twenty Three Years: Ida Rudell Armbrister-Burrows;
Three Brothers: David, Kevin and Brent Burrows;
Three Sisters: Jennifer Johnson, Donna McKenzie and Karen Burrows;
Three Nephews: Rodney Johnson Jr., Jonathan Burrows and Sven Ambrose;
Seven Nieces: Rhodnia Johnson, Samantha McKenzie, Esterleta, Keva, Kenesha, Lashanda and Dana Burrows;
Three Uncles: George W. W. Gardiner, George and Kendal Burrows;
Three Aunts: Mavis and Rose Burrows and Cynthia Holmes;
Grand Nephew: Garrett Johnson;
Grand Aunt: Clothilda Miller;
Father-in-law: Everette William Armbrister;
Brother-in-law: William Everette Armbrister;
Four Sisters-in-law: Sandra, Rose and Renee Armbrister and Janette Burrows;
Grandmother-in-law: Beulah Armbrister;
Uncle-in-law: Selwyn Armbrister;
Aunt-in-law: Lorna Armbrister;
Cousins: Marla, Keno and Anton Strachan, Jerry, Patricia and Kayla Rutherford, Carlene Holmes, Perry and Philipa Smith, Carol, Sonya, Kenneth, Kenyon, Jerinimo, Taj, Kishler and Tash Parker, Jamal and Adrian Miller, Betty and Kirk Horton, Jeremy Mullings, Erin Delancy, Darren Glinton, Demal Seymour, Jerice McDonald, Latoissa Humes, D'Andraha and Danielle;
Other loving family and friends including: Joycelyn Strachan and Family, Bernard and Nellie Brennen, Anton McKenzie, Debbie Farrington, Muntrella and DJ Woodard, Bishop Albert Hepburn and Family, United Christian Church Family, Rev. Charles Young and Family, Steven Strachan and Family Elizabeth Newbold, Llewlyn Newbold & Family, Roselyn Newbold & Family, Ruby Hepburn and Family, Wyndham Resort & Casino, Bahamas Electricity Corporation, Staff of Royal Bank of Canada, Bahamas Chapter IAAP, Aquinas College Class of 77, Lyford Cay Club, A. F. Adderley Class of 78, Christine Bain, Diane Albury, Sandra Dee Leadon, Don & Dot Major, Rosemary Roker, Ena Burrows, Yvonne Curry, Henry Williams, Nelson Brown, Dawn Gray and Family, Tanya Turnquest, Renee McKay, Shelley Pritchard, Alicia Green, Rose McDonald, Lynn Hunt, Princess Rahming, Helen and Dencil Barr, Lilly Burrows, Anzlo and Sharon Strachan, Sydney Forbes and Family, Judith Atkins & Family, Michael Moss & Family, The Brennen's, The Bamboo Town Community.
 
Visitation will be in the "Emerald Suite" Emerald Ridge Mortuary & Monument Company Ltd. #20 Claridge Road of Friday, November 25, 2011 from 2pm to 6pm and at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, West Hill Street on Saturday, November 26, 2011 from 9:00am to service time.
 

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Lady Hitters blast the defending champs in softball opener

Thela Johnson and the Lady Hitters came out swinging on the opening night of the New Providence Softball Association's (NPSA) 2013 season, as they banged out two in-the-park home-runs, and batted around, to send a strong message to the other female teams in the league.
The Lady Hitters couldn't have asked for a better start to their season, spanking the defending champions in the league's opener on Saturday evening. Johnson led her team from the mound, and they posted an 18-8 win over the Bommer G. Operators. The 10-run victory is the explosive start the team was looking for.
Johnson yielded four walks, and drove in three runs from the plate. Her fourth-inning triple came minutes after Shera Woodside's two-run double, which scored Asheran Roberts and Shatyna Stuart. Woodside, the cousin of Johnson, finished 2-for-2 at the plate. Melinda Bastian, who is the sister of Woodside, and Johnson both scored three runs.
Bastian said: "This is a great start to the season, a positive one for the team. We knew the Lady Operators were not going to come and give us the game. We had to play hard for it so that's what we did. That's not the same team from last year, they have a lot of new young players so at first we were just trying to feel everything out. As you can see, in the second inning, our bats came alive. We were hitting better and playing better defense. This is just the first game and there are a lot of things we will have to work on when we meet other teams, but we are ready."
The Lady Hitters scored seven runs in the second inning and eight in the fourth. Bastian was the only one to score in the first inning. The Operators' bats didn't come alive until the third inning. By that time, they were already down eight runs. Four runs came across home plate in the third inning for the Operators.
With bases loaded in the first, Johnson buckled down, striking out Jelice Darling to end the inning. She came back in the second and sent Nicole Bastian and Helena Curry to the dugout on strikes, and her teammates took care of Akia Rose, tagging her out on her way to second base. The bottom part of the line-up for the Lady Operators seemed to be the weakest and Johnson took full advantage of that. She wasted no time in sending the last four batters back to the dugout.
Tyrice Curry, who was moved from third base to the pitcher's mound in the fourth, scored two runs for the Operators. Michelle Thompson scored twice as well.
"We knew that it was going to be a tough game, knowing that this is a new and young team and most of us are playing together for the first time," said Thompson. "The biggest challenge now is staying focused, and encouraging our new team members. We don't want them to be discouraged just because we got beat in the season opener. The season is long and we will get better with play. All we have to do is believe in each other and play together as a team."
Jodie Clarke and Antonia Simmons were the other scorers for the Operators. Johnson was the winning pitcher and Diva Burrows was tagged with the loss.

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The Free National Movement in the post-Ingraham era

Dear Editor,

I am not surprised at all that the Free National Movement (FNM) has been soundly defeated by the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) in the general election. The FNM was simply destroyed at the polls by the PLP. The new official opposition party was only able to win nine seats to the Progressive Liberal Party's 29. The Bahamian people have sent a clear message to the outgoing governing party. They want the country to go in a new direction. This is the first general election that Hubert Ingraham has lost. Even his contest in North Abaco with the PLP's Renardo Curry was a nail-biter. For awhile there, I thought that the former prime minister had lost his seat.
Even more alarming for the FNM are the loses suffered by Zhivargo Laing in Fort Charlotte, Tommy Turnquest in Mount Moriah, Carl Bethel in Sea Breeze, Dion Foulkes in Yamacraw, Kenyatta Gibson in Southern Shores, Heather Hunt in Marathon, Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe in West Grand Bahama and Bimini, Kwasi Thompson in Pineridge, Desmond Bannister in North Andros and the Berry Islands and Darron Cash in Carmichael. The fact that Turnquest would lose his Mount Moriah seat to a newcomer is further proof that he is by no means a political heavyweight. This is the second election loss that he has suffered in 10 years. He first lost his seat to another newcomer (the PLP's Keod Smith) in 2002.
With all due respect to Turnquest, his latest loss is evidence that he is not prime minister material. In order to be prime minister, you must first and foremost be able to win your seat on a consistent basis. You cannot win in one election and then lose in another. As a political heavyweight, you must be able to decimate your opponent. Turnquest has shown me that he is unable to do this. When you look at individuals like Perry Christie, Dr. Bernard Nottage, Glenys Hanna-Martin, Shane Gibson and Melanie Griffin, they always win their races by comfortable margins. Conversely, FNM incumbents who are touted as becoming the next leaders of the party seem to have great difficulty in holding on to their seats. What's more, the slate of candidates that Ingraham had assembled was not as impressive as the PLP's slate of candidates. For example, Ingraham ran the unknown Winsome Miller in Golden Gates against a political juggernaut, Shane Gibson. Who is Winsome Miller? Who is Karen Butler? Who is Caron Shepherd? Nobody knows these people. I believe that the FNM has lost its mojo. It has lost its greatness. This is not the same party which I had supported in the 1980s and 1990s. Too many of the original FNMs who had made the party great have been sidelined. The FNM has been gutted out. The time has now come for an introspection by the party. Why has the party lost its appeal to the majority of Bahamian voters?
Now that Ingraham has announced that he will be retiring from frontline politics, the official opposition party must now choose a new leader. Ingraham has lost his Delivery Boy magic. The FNM can no longer hang on to the former prime minister's coat tail in order to win an election. Unfortunately, those days are gone. The FNM is now officially in the post-Ingraham era. The opposition party must now move on if it hopes to remain a political force in Bahamian politics. Perhaps the party should now court Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney. McCartney would make a great addition to the party.

I think he has great leadership skills. Perhaps the party should offer him a senate seat and make him deputy leader of the FNM. Dr. Hubert Minnis (Killarney) should be given the leadership post. I think that both men could restore the FNM to its former glory.
Former FNM parliamentarians Turnquest, Bethel, Charles Maynard and Foulkes should all resign from frontline politics. The Bahamian people have rejected them in more than one general election. Their pathetic performance in the recent election has proven to me that they cannot lead the opposition party to victory. They all need to step aside and let individuals like Howard Johnson (Central and South Eleuthera), Dr. Minnis and Loretta Butler-Turner (Long Island) take over the reins of the party. The FNM must now prove that it can win a general election without Ingraham. In each general election that the FNM has won, Ingraham was at the helm of the political organization. There is a perception that the FNM cannot win without Ingraham. Clearly this has to change. Ingraham has hung up his helmet for good. He was responsible for leading the opposition party to three general election victories in 1992, 1997 and in 2007. Those were the glory days of the FNM.
In 2002, the FNM was also routed by Christie and his so-called new PLP. Interestingly, both Turnquest and Foulkes were the leaders of the then governing party. Not only did the FNM lose badly that year, but Turnquest and Foulkes lost their seats (Mount Moriah and Blue Hills). Again, this is evidence that both men do not appeal to the Bahamian electorate. The FNM party is in dire need of a rebirth. The party needs a complete overhaul. The FNM needs a new leader who is appealing to the grassroots and to the middle class. As it stands right now, too many grassroot Bahamians believe that the new opposition party only caters to white rich Bahamians and special interest groups. The FNM needs to disabuse the Bahamian people of this unfortunate perception.
In summation, the past several years have shown me that Ingraham has lost the ability to win elections. For example, the FNM lost the 2010 Elizabeth by-election to the PLP's Ryan Pinder. That loss was a telltale sign that the former governing party had worn out its welcome with the Bahamian people. It seems as if when the FNM wins elections, it wins by narrow margins; but when the PLP wins, it wins by landslide margins. Clearly there is a lot of work that needs to be done in order to rebuild the FNM. The opposition party should use the next few years in order to revamp itself if it wants to be a contender in the 2017 general election.

- Kevin Evans

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Bahamas at 40 conference aims to impact policy development

The window is slowly closing on the opportunity for the younger, post-independence generation to engage the persons who fought for The Bahamas' independence. As the 40th anniversary of independence draws near, an examination of issues that impact national identity and progress remain crucial priorities.
The impending Bahamas at 40 Independence Conference, the brainchild of The College of The Bahamas (COB) School of Social Sciences, will provide a critical platform to explore the issues that have significant implications for the country's development. The conference will be held June 12-14 at the college's Oakes Field campus in collaboration with the Government of The Bahamas and the Inter-American Development Bank under the theme "The Bahamas at 40: Reflecting on the past, envisioning the future".
More than merely a platform for critical analysis and debate, the conference will give academics, researchers, activists and community leaders the opportunity to dissect the issues that impact national development and offer recommendations and guiding principles for decision-makers and those who craft and implement national policies.
Co-chair of the conference planning committee and head of the History Department at the college, Assistant Professor Dr. Christopher Curry, explained at a press conference held yesterday why such a critical discourse must happen as The Bahamas observes its 40th anniversary of independence.
"The Bahamas at 40 conference provides a unique opportunity to engage in a critical debate about the Bahamian nation's past, present and future. The debate at this juncture in Bahamian history is all the more relevant given that there are few surviving members of the founding generation of actors and actresses engaged in the movement for Majority Rule and Independence," said Dr. Curry. "Thus the conference will function as a bridge for dialogue between the members of the founding generation who are still with us, the generation born into and who grew up in an independent Bahamas and the younger, current generation who are in the process of maturing into adulthood."
Dr. Curry explained that plenary sessions will focus on: Nation Building in a Global Age; Community in an Archipelagic Context; Economic Dependence and Global Capitalism and Small Island Sustainability, matters imperative to future growth and development.
"It will be an important think tank for developing policies, procedure and vision for national development," he said.
The college's School of Social Sciences has often been at the vanguard of discussions on matters of national development and identity, helping to uncover new knowledge on social, political, economic and criminological issues in The Bahamas.
President of COB Dr. Betsy Vogel Boze said The Bahamas has much to be proud of and it is imperative for the college and the wider community to look back on historical achievements and the persons who helped to develop the country.
"At age 40, the country ought to celebrate and reflect upon the history and the education of its citizens. At The College of The Bahamas, we have been a transformative agent in producing citizens that have made advancements in politics, business and education. The aim of the conference is to examine the context and construction of the Bahamian nation; to investigate the challenges emerging in the post-independence period; to discuss contemporary social, cultural, economic and political issues and to explore future prospects for nation building and development," she said.
The Bahamas at 40 conference is one of the events on the official government calendar to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Bahamian independence. Head of the Secretariat for the National Independence Commission Jack Thompson, is working closely with the planning committee to ensure that the event is successful.
"It is both timely and fitting that we pause at this point on our history, in our country's history, to re-evaluate, re-assess and re-examine our traditions and values and those things which make us uniquely Bahamian. I cannot think of any better institution, any group of persons other than The College of The Bahamas to stage this wonderful, impressive, dynamic and most needed conference," said Thompson.
"In the midst of all of the social gatherings, what can be more important than this dialogue? This is critical. This is very important and I know the prime minister really wants to see this happen. We are prepared to do all we can to encourage maximum participation."
According to Associate Professor Dr. Nicolette Bethel, one of the members of the conference planning committee, impacting the culture of policy development in The Bahamas is a fundamental desired outcome.
"It would be fabulous if what came out of what we would have discussed could be applied to policy, because I think, If I may speak somewhat freely, we tend to rely on other people's ideas of what The Bahamas should be in terms of developing our policy and we have an institution right here where we are doing the work, where we are looking at The Bahamas. That is our primary interest and focus and it seems to me that developmental policy should come out of this institution," she said.
Co-chair of the National Independence Commission Dr. Tracey Thompson said there is an opportunity to work with the Ministry of Education to ensure that information shared at the conference is shared with local schools and incorporated into the curricula in order to expose students to various intellectual perspectives about The Bahamas and its development. In fact, the college and the Independence Commission are to continue working beyond the conference to develop collaterals and multimedia materials for national consumption.
Prime Minister Perry Christie is expected to officially open the event on Wednesday, June 12 and Winston Dookeran, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, will deliver the keynote address.
Lead partners for the conference are the National Independence Commission, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. Sponsors include, Colina Insurance Limited and BTC.
Detailed information on the conference is available online at: www.cob.edu.bs/conferences/bahamasat40.

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Bahamas Outdoor Media gives back

In some cases, the advertising industry can seem heartless--but Bahamas Outdoor Media is using its powers for good.
In an advertising campaign it started in Doctors Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital, Bahamas Outdoor Media donates 40 percent of its proceeds every month to programs offered by the hospitals.
It's a move that President of Bahamas Outdoor Media, Damalus Curry, says allows his company to give back on a consistent basis to a wide range of programs offered by the hospitals, including funds for scholarship programs, financial assistance programs to patients, and the purchase of medical equipment.
"Initially, we wanted to make a contribution to PMH's Breathe Easy campaign," says Curry.  "When we actually presented them with the contribution, we spoke with their PR persons about advertising within the hospital walls.
"Instead of paying funds to the hospital itself, we would use that to fund the foundations and go towards those many different purposes."
Established in 2008, the outdoor advertising company began with a plan to focus on billboard advertising.  Finding that difficult to sort out with government regulations, company officials decided to focus on high traffic areas like airports and hospitals to get their clients' messages out.
The high volume of people passing through the halls of the hospitals proved to be beneficial for everyone involved once the advertising company began its monthly donations in March of 2010.
Not only did the company and the hospitals benefit, but their clients signed on knowing that a chunk of their proceeds would go towards meaningful community programs.
"The results were immediate--we had companies jump on board right away," says Curry.
"For a lot of the companies, they are very happy and it was a way for them to give back, and it's a way the hospitals were able to get funds from companies they couldn't get contributions from."
Not only that, but the hospitals are pleased with the way the ads have brightened up their environment and educated their readers, for Bahamas Outdoor Media also launched a "Healthy Lifestyle" campaign that those passing through the hallways of the hospitals can absorb.
"Bahamas Outdoor Media's innovative approach to advertising with bold, digital print posters promoting wellness and healthy lifestyles reaches out to a captive audience of thousands that walk the halls of our hospital each day," says Lisa Humes, who works in the Marketing Department at Doctors Hospital.
"The promotion of a healthy lifestyle through a creative marketing medium has worked well for Doctors Hospital."
Meanwhile, officials of Princess Margaret Hospital feels the same and loves how the posters have changed the atmosphere of their hallways.
"The Princess Margaret Hospital's partnership with Bahamas Outdoor Media has truly been a creative approach to a happy union of marketing and healthier lifestyle promotion here at the hospital," says Coralee Adderley, chief hospital administrator.
"We can boast of an enhanced atmosphere for our customers and patients within the public waiting areas throughout the hospital."
Curry is taking Bahamas Outdoor Media to new environments that can benefit from their proceeds, finalizing negotiations to begin advertisements in Rand Memorial Hospital in Grand Bahama and even with the Bridge Authority to use pole banners and toll booths for a similar purpose.
"For the bridge, we're deciding where proceeds should go.  What we're looking for is a foundation or some sort of charity that can actually benefit from it," says Curry.
"We're looking for new ways to help.  For our company, one of our goals is not really to enrich ourselves but to be a blessing, and that's what's so great about the hospitals."

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Christie not surprised by Ingraham's exit from politics

Prime Minister Perry Christie said yesterday he is not surprised former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham has decided not to take his seat as the Member of Parliament for North Abaco.
The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) beat the Free National Movement (FNM) in a landslide victory on Monday.
"I tried very hard to beat him. I was hoping that I would have defeated him in the North Abaco constituency," Christie told reporters shortly after he was sworn in at Government House yesterday afternoon.
"I'm not surprised that he would have made a decision not to come back to Parliament because it would be difficult for him to sit on that side and look at me on the other side, given some of the things he's said about me."
Ingraham made several claims against Christie on the campaign trail, which was bitter to the very end.
During the final days before the general election, Ingraham claimed that Christie is an oil lobbyist. Ingraham made that claim after Christie confirmed that Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) benefited from advice he provided while he was a consultant for Davis & Co. law firm, which represents BPC.
Christie said Ingraham's claim was an FNM ploy to distract Bahamians from the issues and added that no drilling will happen in The Bahamas unless the necessary safety measures are in place and it is something the Bahamian people want.
"It is a great tragedy what Hubert Ingraham tried to do with the character of myself and [PLP Deputy Leader] Mr. [Philip] Davis. It was totally unacceptable," Christie said.
"We are two persons who were his law partners, who he knows protected the integrity of the firm and whom he had an 18-year working relationship. To try and make us out to be crooks in this country was unacceptable."
As for the by-election that will take place following Ingraham's resignation, Christie said it may be some time before another representative is elected.
"Mr. Ingraham has to resign and before he can do that there has to be an appointment of the Speaker of the House of Assembly," the prime minister said.
"And so the process will take some time moving forward. He has given quite rightly the country a full indication of what he intends to do. I anticipate that he will move as quickly as the process allows him to."
He added that the PLP will likely run Renardo Curry again in the North Abaco constituency.
Ingraham won the constituency with 2,233 votes. Curry got 1,854 votes and the Democratic National Alliance's candidate Sonith Lockhart received 39 votes.
Under the Bahamas Constitution, if a member resigns from the House of Assembly the speaker has to notify the governor general and a by-election must be held within 60 days.

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Kevin Lorenzo Lightbourne, 44

Funeral Service for the Late Kevin Lorenzo Lightbourne, 44 years of #299 Graham Drive, Yellow Elder Gardens, will be held on Saturday February 11th, 10:00 a.m. at St. James Native Baptist Church, St. James Road, Kemp Road. Rev. Cyril Sands and Rev. Eric Lightbourne, assisted by Rev. Franklyn Lightbourne, Rev. Edgburt Tinker, Minister Rudy Hall and Minister Dexter Cartwright will officiate. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Soldier Road.
 

Left to cherish his memories is: His brothers: Rev. Eric Lightbourne, PC998 Anthony, Alpheus, Keith, and PC Devon Lightbourne.; Sisters- in - law: Christine, Annie, Tyrinique; Nieces: Asharan, Mioshi, Shakera, Shaketra Lightbourne, Crystal Ingraham, Kendra Bethel; Nephews: Deanardo, Demerro, Zephaniah Lightbourne and Trevor Bethel; Grand- Nieces: IAnna, Deandrea, Kia, Karrington Bethel
Uncles: Elijah Tinker Jr. of Toronto, Canada and Cyril Hanna; Aunts: Elder Leancezar Hanna, Ettamae Emmanuel Laguere, Marilyn Russell, Bonnie Tinker of Toronto, Canada, Gertrude Lightbourne and Clementina Lightbourne; Grand- Aunt: Maria Martin; Cousins: Shelton, Rose, Michael and Elva Lightbourne, Pastor Edgburt , Adolph, Drexel, Gaylene, Joshua, Lynette and Patrice Tinker, Lynette Forbes, Mark, Marvin and Merisha Emmanuel, Patrick, Corporal Zebulon Sr. and   Hanna Sr. PC 1337 Kathon, Audrey Curry, LaVaughn Sands, Charmine, Deanne Ewers of West Palm Beach, Florida, Servina Major, Nicola, Marcia and Monique Saunders, Margaret Lightbourne, Richard Cunningham, Kenneth Moss, David, Franklyn, Cyril, and Leon Ferguson, Rula- Mae Cooper, Treva, Princess Tinker ( include the rest of the family members that I may have forgotten); Other relatives and Friends including: the community of Salina Point Acklins, Rev. Veronica Hamilton and family, Inez McKenzie and family, Mrs. Iva Culmer and family, Allison and Elaine Rolle and family, Ms. Brown and family, Mr. and Mrs. Basil Rolle and family, Mel Dames and the Family of J.D Fish House, Dwayne Lloyd and family, the whole Yellow Elder family,  the entire Grove Community, St. Margaret Road Native Baptist Church, Pastor Cyril  Sands and the Evangelistic Centre Church Ministry, and Revival Faith Mission (Abaco location).
 
 
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.

 

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Molly Malone's Irish Pub Eatery

Freeport,
Grand Bahama Island -  The only Irish pub in The Bahamas and located in
the heart of Port Lucaya Marketplace, Molly Malone's Pub and Eatery

located at the former Shenanigan's Irish Pub
location is warm and
welcoming. The tradition of Ireland has been extended to our menu, yet
we also have culinary classics to entice you.  We consider Molly
Malone's a different type of Irish pub. We blend the best of the old
with the best of the new.

Try our rack of lamb; corned beef with
cabbage; prime rib; steak with garlic & onions; potato & leak
soup. Or perhaps you'd prefer our shrimp curry or grilled salmon.

Come in and enjoy a pint or two! Happy Hour runs daily from 4 -7 pm...

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C.R. Walker's Taniesha Rolle Wins New Providence Senior Young Chef Contest
C.R. Walker's Taniesha Rolle Wins New Providence Senior Young Chef Contest

C.R. Walker Senior School's Taniesha Rolle earned the right to compete in the National Young Chef competition after capturing the New Providence Senior Young Chef contest.Rolle will compete for the national senior title during the 21st Annual Mahatma Rice/Robin Hood Flour National (All Island) Sr. Young Chef Championship on Thursday, March 14 at C.C. Sweeting Senor School.

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PLP's North Abaco candidate downplays threat from independent challenger

The pending by-election in North Abaco will be a race between the two major political parties, said Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) candidate Renardo Curry, who downplayed any possible threat from independent challenger Cay Mills.
His comments came days after Mills, who was unsuccessful in his bid to become the Free National Movement's pick for the by-election, said he planned to run as an independent candidate.
Last week the FNM's Central Council selected Greg Gomez as their standard bearer for the area. He was chosen over Mills; Jackson McIntosh, a former Cooper's Town administrator, and Perry Thomas, who lives in Fox Town, North Abaco.
On Friday, Mills hit out at retiring North Abaco MP and former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, who he said handpicked Gomez to succeed him. Mills also announced his plans to run in the election on his own.
Yesterday Curry said while Mills, a taxi driver who lives in North Abaco, has some support in the constituency, he does not think that will translate into a win.
"He's [Mills] popular in the area, in Dundas Town in particular, so I think he would do fairly well there but as far as base voters I think we are still going to get our numbers out of Dundas Town that we are anticipating getting. Overall I think when it's all said and done I've campaigned long enough to feel the people will give me an opportunity to serve them.
"For Abaco in particular it's always been a two party seat, either FNM or PLP. Mr. Ingraham was the only one able to do that independent in the late 80s, make the North Abaco seat independent, but I don't know if any other candidate at this point and time is able to do that."
FNM Chairman Charles Maynard said he was surprised that Mills has decided to run against the party's pick. Still he said the party will do all it can to ensure that Gomez wins the by-election.
"We're focused on our campaign. Mr. Mills had committed himself to supporting who ever was the successful candidate, so we were surprised to see his comments in the paper. However that will not deter us, we will stay focused on making sure Greg Gomez is exposed to the people. We believe he will be successful at the end of the day."
S. Ali McIntosh, servant leader of the Bahamas Constitution Party, is also expected to run in the by-election.
Ingraham was elected as the representative for North Abaco eight consecutive times; once as an independent, twice as a PLP candidate and five times as an FNM candidate.

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PLP candidates dominate Family Islands

The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) won six of the 10 Family Island seats in Monday's general election.
These do not include Grand Bahama, where the PLP won three of the five seats there.
PLP candidate for North Andros and the Berry Islands Dr. Perry Gomez defeated former Minister of Education Desmond Bannister by 22 votes.
PLP Deputy Leader and incumbent MP Philip Brave Davis won the Cat Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador seat over his rivals FNM Senator Michael Pintard and DNA candidate Shawn Francis.
Davis had 84 more votes than Pintard.
The PLP deputy got 778 votes to Pintard's 694, while Francis only received nine votes.
In the 2007 general election, Davis defeated his opponent -- FNM candidate Gladys Johnson-Sands -- by 226 votes.
The PLP candidate for Central and South Eleuthera Damian Gomez beat the FNM's Howard Johnson and DNA candidate William Hunt.
He won by 66 votes.
In the Exuma and Ragged Island constituency, former Minister of State for the Environment Phenton Neymour fell to Anthony Moss of the PLP by 117 votes.
Moss received 1,337 votes compared to 1,220 for Neymour. Floyd Armbrister of the Democratic National Alliance received 64 votes.
PLP incumbent V. Alfred Gray held on to the MICAL seat over FNM candidate Sidney Collie by 24 votes.
Gray secured 674 votes compared to 650 votes for Collie. DNA candidate Jamarl Chea received six votes.
Gray defeated former Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes by 39 votes when he challenged that seat for the FNM in the 2007 general election.
Mangrove Cay and South Andros presented a tough battle. The PLP's candidate Picewell Forbes won by 167 votes over Independent candidate Whitney Bastian, and 260 votes over Ron Bosfield, the FNM's candidate for that constituency.
Forbes received 795 votes; Bastian 628 votes; Bosfield 535 and the DNA's candidate Wayde Forbes-Ferguson received 87 votes.
Forbes defeated Bastian by 440 votes when they went head to head in South Andros during the 2007 general election.
In the lead-up to Election Day, former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham predicted that his party would win the majority of the Family Island seats, a prediction that fell short of the mark last night.
However, Ingraham won the North Abaco seat for the eighth consecutive time by defeating PLP candidate Renardo Curry and DNA candidate Sonith Lockhart.
However, Curry was ahead in the polls by over 200 votes as some of the initial results came in for that constituency but that gap was closed and the votes soon reflected the former prime minister's win.
Ingraham, however, announced that he will not take his seat in Parliament. He also resigned as leader of the FNM.
Former Minister of Social Development Loretta Butler-Turner defeated PLP candidate Alex Storr and DNA candidate Mario Cartwright in Long Island.
Theo Neilly, the FNM's candidate for North Eleuthera, received 1,790 votes and defeated PLP candidate Clay Sweeting, who received 1,685 votes. The DNA's candidate for North Eleuthera George Taylor received 47 votes.

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Molly Malone's Irish Pub Eatery now Open!

Freeport,
Grand Bahama Island -  The only Irish pub in The Bahamas and located in
the heart of Port Lucaya Marketplace, Molly Malone's Pub and Eatery

located at the former Shenanigan's Irish Pub
location is warm and
welcoming. The tradition of Ireland has been extended to our menu, yet
we also have culinary classics to entice you.  We consider Molly
Malone's a different type of Irish pub. We blend the best of the old
with the best of the new.

Try our rack of lamb; corned beef with
cabbage; prime rib; steak with garlic & onions; potato & leak
soup. Or perhaps you'd prefer our shrimp curry or grilled salmon.

Come in and enjoy a pint or two! Happy Hour runs daily from 4 -7 pm...

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Out of a challenge came the BAAA National High School Track and Field Championships

In the 1980s, high school track and field in New Providence was large. The competition between the schools was intense as the private and public schools challenged for athletic supremacy. There was Government High School (GHS), St. Augustine's College (SAC), C.C. Sweeting, St. John's College, R.M. Bailey High, and numerous others with great athletes and great followings.
Around the mid 80s, there was a strike by the physical education teachers who decided not to participate in after-school activities unless they were paid. This ended the New Providence Association of Interschool Sports (NPAISS), and had a significant effect on high school sports in New Providence, and in particular, athletics. This in turn significantly affected the junior program.
Dr. Bernard Nottage, president of the Bahamas Amateur Athletic Association, now the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA), at the time, thought that there was some benefit in considering a national high school track and field championships. He had Franklyn Rahming and this writer pursue the idea.
Inaugural BAAA National High School Track and Field Championships
The time was ripe for such an event and the inaugural championships exceeded our dreams, with a significant number of teams from the Family Islands. The event was held on the 37th anniversary of the founding of the BAAA, and it was a delight to see the teams march past that evening on May 6, 1989. It was truly a national event with some athletes and teams doing unbelievable performances. Some of those performances of 1989 remain championship records to this day. They are the stellar performances of Daphne Saunders of Eight Mile Rock High School, who captured the high jump with a 1.77 meters (m) - 5'9-1/2" - performance, the long jump with a 5.97m (19'7") performance, and the heptathlon with a 4,592 point performance.
The prior year, Saunders represented The Bahamas at the second International Association of Athletics Federations' (IAAF) World Junior Championships in Sudbury, Canada in the long jump. At the trials that year, she jumped over 20 feet, in the long jump, becoming only the third Bahamian woman to do so.
Gareth Flowers of powerhouse C.C. Sweeting Secondary School jumped 2.16m (7'1") in the under-20 boys high jump, a record that remains today. Kevin Smith from Bishop Michael Eldon High accumulated 5,872 points in the under-20 boys decathlon. The last remaining record from 1989 was the 3:18.2 done in the under-20 boys 4x400m relay.
Other records lasting the test of time

There are several other records that lasted for a long time that we need to mention.
The sprints
1991 - under-20 boys 200m - 21.11 seconds - Marcus Knowles, Catholic High.
1991 - under-17 girls 200m - 24.26 seconds - Debbie Ferguson, St. Andrew's.
1991 - under-17 girls 400m - 55.9 seconds - Vernetta Rolle, N.G.M. Major.
1994 - under-17 girls 100m - 11.58 seconds - Tamar Cheribim, St. Augustine's College.
1994 - under-20 girls 100m - 11.18 seconds - Debbie Ferguson, St. Andrew's.
1994 - under-20 girls 200m - 23.68 seconds - Debbie Ferguson, St. Andrew's.
1995 - under-20 boys 100m - 10.39 seconds - Judson Jervis - C.C. Sweeting.
Middle Distance and Distance
1991 - under-20 boys 800m - 1:58.7 - Preston Sargent, St. John's College.
1991 - under-20 girls 800m - 2:15.82 - Vernetta Rolle, N.G.M. Major.
1992 - under-17 boys 1,500m - 4:14.9 - David Bell, Eight Miler Rock.
1992 - under-20 boys 5,000m - 15:41.1 - David Bell, Eight Mile Rock.
1992 - under-17 girls 1,500m - 5:00.1 - Lucille Guerrier, C.I. Gibson.
1993 - under- 20 boys 1,500m - 4:03.2 - David Bell, Eight Mile Rock.
1994 - under-20 girls 800m - 2:09.51 - Vernetta Rolle, N.G.M. Major.
1994 - under-20 girls 3,000m - 10:50.9 - Lucille Guerrier, C.I. Gibson.
Jumps
1993 - under-20 girls triple jump - 11.64m (38'2-1/4") - Abigail Ferguson, L.W. Young - first year held.
1993 - under- 17 girls high jump - 1.67m (5'5-3/4") - Tanya Wildgoose, St. Augustine's College.
1993 - under-17 boys high jump - 1.98m (6'6") - Ricardo Jacques, C.C. Sweeting.
Throws
1992 - under-20 boys javelin - 60.71m (199'2") - Jermaine Curry, L.W. Young.
1995 - under-20 girls shot put - 13.95m (45'9-1/4") - Doris Thompson, Nassau Christian Academy.
Some World Beaters from the National Track and Field Championships
Since the introduction of the championships in 1989, numerous "world beaters" have participated. Just think of some of them - Daphne Saunders, Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie, Tonique Williams, Christine Amertil, Avard Moncur, Chris Brown, Troy McIntosh, Anthonique Strachan, Shaunae Miller, the Collie-Minns twins, Stephen Newbold and Ryan Ingraham.
The Introduction of the Under-15 and Under-13 Divisions
Over the years, it was thought beneficial to add additional divisions to the under-17 and under-20 divisions started in 1989. The under-15 division was started in 2002, and the under-13 division was started in 2010. Both have seen young stars develop on the national scene. To name just a few, we have Brashae Wood from St. Augustine's who dominates the girls throws, Dannielle Gibson in the jumps, and Blayre Catalyn and Donniesha Anderson in the sprints.
The Importance of Records
For the most part, records chart the development and improvement of our beloved sport. Records also are important for the fans. They show where we have been and how far we have come. How many of these records will be broken in this year's meet and those in the next few years?
Incentives for Schools
Over the years, the BAAA has provided several incentives for the participating schools. In the past, schools were provided cash incentives.
Sponsorship
Over the last several years, Scotiabank has partnered with the BAAA to provide significant sponsorship for the championships. That financial institution is the title sponsor again this year. Scotiabank has also started an award for the top athletes of the meet, based upon the international ranking of their performances. The theme of Scotiabank is 'Discover what's Possible', which is in line with athletic performances.
Out of a challenge that saw the death of the New Providence Association of Interschool Sports (NPAISS), came the BAAA National High School Track and Field Championships, which after these 26 editions, has done much for bringing the nation's youth together, and still has much potential. We still remember fondly though, the excitement of the NPAISS meets a quarter of a century ago.
The Role of the Ministry of Education
Over the years, the Ministry of Education has cooperated with the BAAA with logistics and recently with funding. It is hoped that this cooperation increases. On several occasions, cooperation has also come from the schools permitting their students to come out early or have a particular day off to attend the meet. Evon Wisdom is the head of the sports unit in the Ministry of Education. It is the belief of some that this ministry can and should do much more to improve school sports. The increase in cooperation has been talked about and it is welcomed.
The Future
When we compare the fan support of the New Providence Association of Interschool Sports, the BAAA National High School Track and Field Championships does not compare favorably. Support from alumni is gravely needed. The Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools (BAISS) Track and Field Championships still draws a much larger and exciting crowd. Each of us can do our part in improving this aspect by supporting the school attended, whether it is in New Providence or in the Family Islands. We look forward to the day when the new stadium, not just the old, can be filled.
After all, these championships gather the largest number of young students in The Bahamas.

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