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October 24, 2012

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July 24, 2014
Peter Maillis' crew out-spears the competition

Peter Maillis' crew out-speared six other teams, capturing 110 lionfish to walk away as the big winners of the recent Out West Hospitality Group's Lionfish Tournament and tasting event.
The Maillis team cruised away from the competition with an electric scooter, $800 and $400 in Out West Hospitality gift certificates redeemable at Traveller's Rest, the Beach House and Island Smokehouse.
Andrew Pike's crew captured the biggest and longest lionfish at 16.5 inches. They walked away with $800 and $400 in gift certificates redeemable at any Out West Hospitality restaurant.
In a surprise twist to the competition, John Andrew McKinney boosted the prize money by donating an additional $500, giving $300 to the second place team and $200 to the third place team.
The main objective of the lionfish tournament and tasting event was to familiarize the public with the fact that lionfish is good eating, and to have people do their part to rid Bahamian waters of the lionfish, an invasive species that is causing havoc in Bahamian waters.
Over 200 lionfish were speared during the tournament.
The Out West Hospitality Group wanted to educate the public on the numerous ways to help control the nuisance. Hundreds of Island Smokehouse guests also enjoyed nine varieties of dishes for the public to sample and vote for their favorite dish. The fan favorite on the day was lionfish prepared in lemon capers. Another crowd favorite was the lionfish peas and grits.
Other variety of lionfish dishes showcased on the day, included beer battered, smoked, broiled, curried, Cajun, and lionfish cakes.
BREEF (Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation) was on hand to demonstrate proper handling and cleaning of the lionfish.

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Shakespeare In Paradise Speak the Speech
Shakespeare In Paradise "Speak the Speech"

Saturday 13th October 2012  8:00 PM

Shakespeare In Paradise is pleased to announce the first two productions for its fourth annual Theatre Festival, Opening October 5th and running through October 13th, 2012. Speak the Speech is a new Bahamian historical work created by our Artistic Director, Philip A. Burrows and compiled by our Festival Director Nicolette Bethel. Research for this work comes mostly from Bethel and her colleagues at the College of The Bahamas like Stephen Aranha, Christopher Curry, Clifford Rahming and Michael Stevenson. Other research assistance was provided by Reva Cartwright-Carroll, Dr. Gail Saunders and Philip A. Burrows. The production consists of speeches and correspondences beginning with the 1492 landfall to Bahamian Independence. Toni Francis, Nicolette Bethel and Philip A. Burrows will stage this work and it will feature COB students and a few surprise guest speakers. Our signature Shakespeare production, simply titled Merchant, is Shakespeare’s classic Merchant of Venice, adapted for a 21st century Bahamian setting. Shylock is a Haitian numbers-runner in this tale of prejudice, greed and justice. The work has been specially imagined for the Bahamian landscape by Gordon Mills, who also directs. Our signature Bahamian production is An Evening of Two One-Acts by Jeanne Thompson. The renowned author of The Fergusons of Farm Road and numerous plays for the stage returns with a new play, Back of the Moon, set in the New Providence of the 1950s, that heady era leading up to majority rule. A feisty domestic servant accuses her boss, a white English minister of religion, of fathering her child, and attempts to enlist the middle class black community to back her in her cause. The play is a window into a bygone Bahamian era. Father’s Day, Thompson’s classic study of a Bahamian man navigating his relationships with his wife and two sweethearts, rounds out the evening. Shakespeare In Paradise will also salute our Caribbean neighbours Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago on their 50th anniversary of Independence, and will offer a work from each nation. Other local works are also in development, including an exciting historical docudrama. You can expect to hear a lot more from us as we announce audition dates for all of the shows being directed by Shakespeare In Paradise directors and we will let you know how you can become involved in the festival, either as a performer, a backstage worker, front of house or many of the other areas where volunteers would be needed throughout the festival. You can find out more information, get in touch with us or keep up to date with what’s going on with the festival online at these various sites: Shakespeare In Paradise Official Site: http://shakespeareinparadise.org/ YouTube: ShakespeareParadise: http://www.youtube.com/user/ShakespeareParadise Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ShakespeareInParadise Twitter: shakesparadise: http://twitter.com/shakesparadise


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February 24, 2011
Ida Cooper, 92

Funeral Service for Ida Cooper, 92, and a resident of #6 Columbus Drive, Freeport and formerly of Grand Cay, Abaco will be held on Saturday 26th, February, 2011 at11:00 a.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, Grand Cay, Abaco . Officiating will be Rev. Rudolph K. Roberts. Interment will follow in the Infantview Cemetery, Grand Cay.

Her legacy will live on in the lives of her two sons Roosevelt Curry and Nevel Munnings one daughter Regina Saunders one adopted son Rudolph Pinder one adopted sister Melvina (Mar) Williams 17 grandchildren Laverne Lowe, la-Keisha Burrows, Melvin Jr., Kirk Sr. and Dwayne Sr. Saunders, Nickia Horton, Maryann Pinder, Lafayette Dorsett, Carol Russel ...

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November 08, 2010
Marjorie Nixon, 72

Marjorie Nixon, 72, of Steventon Exuma will be held on Saturday at 10:00 A.M. at St. Andrew's Anglican Church, George Town Exuma. Officiating will be Fr. Mario Conliffe assisted by Rev. Willis Johnson. Interment in St. Margaret Cemetery, Hart's Exuma.

She is survived by Children:

Carl Fred & Addiebell Curry, Floyd & Yvonne Armbrister, Kent & Monique Armbrister, Reckley & Michelle Armbrister, Cornell & Patrice Armbrister, & Dezon & Jabina Curry; Grandchildren: Tyrone, Carlette, Omega, Darmarlus & Lechante Curry, Teia, Nioshe, Quentin, Amberjai, Floyd Jr., Shazaro, Keniqueca, Kendera, O'kendo, Kendino, McCallum ...

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May 20, 2012
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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June 11, 2014
Larouche Morley, Cataina Basden, Jernae Darville and Jorden Freemantle win poster competition

Larouche Morley, Cataina Basden, Jernae Darville and Jorden Freemantle emerged as the winners of the Ride To Save The Wetlands program - the Sandals Foundation's first Save The Wetlands poster competition.
Ride To Save The Wetlands was funded by the Sandals Foundation and has seen close to 5,000 children visit Bonefish Pond National Park over a two-year period. The visits are geared toward getting the kids to experience and learn about the mangrove ecosystem first-hand to get an understanding of what the wetlands are, along with the importance of The Bahamas' mangroves and why they need to be protected.
Participants have prepared and entered posters about what they learned into the wetland protection competition. Many of the posters in the competition portrayed the difference between a healthy mangrove area and a polluted mangrove area, and illustrated the destruction the fragile areas could undergo if not taken care of.
Morley, a student at St. Cecilia's Primary School, emerged the winner in the grades one and two category; Cataina Basden of St. Thomas More was the winner in the third grade category. Xavier's Lower School's Jernae Darville took home the prize for the grades four and five category. Jorden Freemantle took home the grade six category win. Each winner took home a $400 gift certificate to Buy the Book bookstore.
"These kids communicated beautifully in their posters the reasons we need to respect these ecosystems," said Chester Robards, Sandals Foundation spokesperson. "Some of these posters were so beautifully done, they could be used in a national campaign. Many of the posters took on a simple, but important message."
For the past two years the Sandals Foundation and Experiential Education, through Ride to Save the Wetlands, has made it possible for children in primary and secondary schools to learn about the importance of the wetlands to the environment.
"We are grateful to the foundation for providing assistance so that this program remains at an affordable price for the participants," said Aretha Rolle, a spokesperson for Experiential Education. "Experiential Education is also indebted to the Young Marine Explorers, a group of young budding marine biologists under the leadership of Nikita Sheil-Rolle, for leading the exploration into the wetlands of Bonefish Pond. And finally, we thank the government of The Bahamas for empowering The Bahamas National Trust to develop programs that protect wetland areas."
Judging the competition were Olivia Saunders, lecturer at The College of The Bahamas; Pamela Chandler, senior education officer of arts and designs at the Ministry of Education, Science & Technology and Louise Barry, senior education officer of high school science at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.

Grades 1 & 2 category
First place: Larouche Morley
St. Cecilia's Primary School
$400 gift certificate at Buy the Book
Second place: Caleb Ferguson
Xavier's Lower School
$200 gift certificate at Buy the Book
Grade 3 category
First place: Cataina Basden
St. Thomas More School
$400 gift certificate at Buy the Book
Second place: Darion Smith
St. Thomas More School
$200 gift certificate at Buy the Book
Third place: Tyrese Higgs
St. Thomas More School
$100 gift certificate at Buy the Book
Grades 4 & 5 category
First place: Jernae Darville
Xavier's Lower School
$400 gift certificate at Buy the Book
Second place: Jania J. Key
St. Thomas More
$200 gift certificate at Buy the Book
Third place: Terrance Knowles
St. Cecilia's School
$100 gift certificate at Buy the Book
Grade 6 category
First place: Jorden Freemantle
Xavier's Lower School
$400 gift certificate at Buy the Book
Second place:
combined group
Ashanti Miller
Najah Martin
Drexel Curry
Juvado Hilaire
Lamar Thompson
Gerald Cash Primary School
$200 gift certificate at Buy the Book
Third place: Keilan McSweeny
Sts. Francis and Joseph School
$100 gift certificate at Buy the Book

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May 16, 2012
Legal issues delay John Bull robbery trial again

Legal issues have once again delayed progress in the trial of three men accused of the armed hold-up of the Rolex boutique at John Bull.
Jasper Curry, David Collins and Jonathan Armbrister are accused of robbing the Bay Street store of 12 luxury watches, which have a combined value of $395,360.
Justice Indra Charles dismissed the jury yesterday until Thursday after legal arguments arose during the testimony of Detective Constable 2290 Bruce Chisholm.
Lawyers Jerone Roberts for Collins and Geoffrey Farquharson for Armbrister objected to the admission of a CD of crime scene photographs into evidence.
The initial arguments began in the presence of the jury, who were then excused until Thursday.
Chisholm was the first witness called to the stand since the jury was empanelled on May 8. They were sent away until Monday while closed discussions continued in their absence.
Attorney Jomo Campbell appears for Curry and Sandra Dee Gardiner is the prosecutor.
All of the accused are on remand at Her Majesty's Prisons.

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August 08, 2012
Shaback to close One Nation Tour' with Sunday finale concert in Nassau

Nassau, Bahamas - Just off their tour to Los Angelos, California and Jamaica,

Shaback is back in The Bahamas for

this weekend's

"One Nation Finale
Concert" on Sunday August 12th 2012 at the new Evangelistic
Temple Sanctuary on Collins Avenue at 7:30pm.

The concert serves as the gospel
communities post-independence celebration and will attract a number
of government officials. It will also serve as a tribute to Rev Gary
Curry and his wife who after decades of pastoring the church retires!

A special highlight has been planned as part of the tribute featuring
"The leading ladies of gospel music" These are six of the country's
female...

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August 03, 2012
Prosecutors try to link suspect to hammer used in John Bull hold-up

One of the suspects in last year's smash-and-grab Rolex armed robbery allegedly borrowed a hammer hours before the hold-up, prosecutors say.
Prosecutors say two men walked into the store and one of them smashed the glass display case with a hammer and collected 13 watches, together worth $395,360.
The Crown alleges that Jonathan Armbrister, David Collins and Jasper Curry were involved in the heist on May 22, 2011. The robbers left the hammer behind as they fled onto Bay Street.
Yesterday, the court deemed the woman, who prosecutors say loaned Armbrister the hammer, as a hostile witness.
Questioned by prosecutor Sandradee Gardiner, the woman denied that she saw Armbrister between the hours of 9 a.m. and midday on the day of the robbery.
The witness admitted that she told police that she had loaned Armbrister a hammer that he never returned. She said the hammer was orange and black with a speck of yellow paint on it.
When Gardiner showed the witness the hammer collected by police, she said it was not hers. The witness claimed that she placed her initials on all of her tools and she did not see her identifying mark on the tool.
Gardiner showed the woman the statement she made to police on May 25, 2011 after they showed her the hammer they collected from the crime scene
The woman allegedly told police, "I am almost certain that the hammer I saw is mine because of the paint."
But the witness said, "Those are his [the officer's] words. I never told him that." The witness denied that she was lying.
During cross-examination, Armbrister's lawyer produced an orange and black hammer of his own. The witness said that it was similar to the hammer she had loaned Armbrister.
Geoffrey Farquharson represents Collins and Jomo Campbell represents Curry, who is the only defendant on bail.

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April 05, 2014
Four plead not guilty to McCartney's murder

Four people accused of the shooting death of businessman Kurt McCartney denied committing the murder when they made their initial appearance in the Supreme Court yesterday.
Thorne Edwards, Okell Farrington, Lyndera Curry and Sumya Ingraham, all of Plantol Street, appeared before Justice Carolita Bethell.
They were previously charged with McCartney's murder in the magistrate's court last November.
It is alleged that they killed McCartney on October 24, 2013.
They are also charged with armed robbery.
McCartney, the younger brother of Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney, was shot near a bar in Gambier Village and the perpetrators fled in his silver 2007 Hummer, according to police.
The defendants also pleaded not guilty to armed robbery.
Farrington and Edwards, who were not represented by attorneys, presented Justice Bethell with their individual notices of alibi.
However, Bethell said the notices did not provide adequate details, including the addresses of where they claimed to be at the time of the murder, and also the address of the witness who can corroborate their alibis.
Bethell asked the men to present the additional information at their next court appearance.
She said she would take note of their alibis.
Businessman Terry Delancy, 42, owner of Virgo Car Rental, was charged with being an accessory to murder after the fact.
Delancy pleaded not guilty to the charge.
He will return to court on May 1 for trial while Edwards, Farrington, Curry and Ingraham will return to court on May 2.
They were all remanded to prison except Delancy, who was granted $15,000 bail.
Several police officers stood guard outside the court during the arraignment.
Shortly after the murder, the McCartney family offered a $50,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction in the case.

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December 07, 2010
Triple shooting on Abaco

A gunman or gunmen pulled up to a home in Abaco last night, killing a man in his late 30s and shooting his wife and one-year-old daughter.
Superintendent Noel Curry, officer-in-charge at Abaco, said the triple shooting took place just after 6 p.m. at Forest Drive, Dundas Town. The victim is believed to be Haitian. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Curry said the man's wife and his daughter were each shot to the upper body. They were both airlifted to New Providence for treatment.
There was speculation last night that the shooter or shooters may have been attempting to rob the deceased. Curry said robbery is one of several possible motives being investigated by police.
An Abaco resident told T ...

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July 27, 2012
PLP prepares to take North Abaco

Newly-ratified Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) candidate for the upcoming North Abaco by-election Renardo Curry said he has blood in his eyes as he prepares to try to bring North Abaco MP and former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham's long-held seat back into the hands of the governing party.
Curry, who addressed party leaders and hundreds of other party faithful at PLP headquarters on Farrington Road last night, said with Ingraham out of the way the people of North Abaco are willing to make a change.
"I live among the people. I know their concerns after campaigning for over a year, and you would think I would be a better [representative]," he told The Nassau Guardian.
Curry, 38, will run against Greg Gomez, the Free National Movement's (FNM) ratified candidate for North Abaco, and S. Ali McIntosh, the servant leader of the Bahamas Constitution Party.
Curry said last night that Gomez is his wife's first cousin, but he will defeat him nonetheless.
While some political observers think the by-election is the first major test of the FNM and its leader, Dr. Hubert Minnis, some have said it will also test whether the governing party has lost or gained momentum, depending on the outcome.
At Sir Lynden Pindling Centre, Prime Minister and PLP Leader Perry Christie told The Guardian that Curry has made a compelling case that he can emerge victorious after losing to the former prime minister in the last general election.
"He brought a lot of people with him from the constituency who all have come down to indicate that Hubert Ingraham had a lot of personal support, and they believe on a real considered basis that that personal support is not transferable to another candidate. And so he is convinced that he will be a good candidate and at the end of it all he will be the winning candidate," said Christie.
The prime minister said that the government will put its full support behind Curry's candidacy.
"I think it's important for us to communicate to the people of Abaco that they have an opportunity for them to have their representative, in Mr. Curry, sitting around the table and being a part of the governing party and being able therefore, to represent their best interests," he said.
"So the choice will be to vote for a candidate (Curry) who will go into the political wilderness with the rest of his colleagues and [attempt to] rebuild the FNM back into a party that people could consider electing as a government.
"In the meantime, they have four years in which they could have Mr. Curry sitting around the table and making decisions which could impact their lives right now. So for me, the choice is clear."
Curry won five of the 12 polling divisions in that constituency in the last general election.
Ingraham secured his seat with 2,235 votes while Curry got 1,856 votes.
Curry, 38, said this week that the margin of his loss --379 votes -- is a reflection of his support, which he said has increased since May 7.
The North Abaco native said he thinks Abaconians are ready to return the seat to the PLP, something they have not done in 25 years.
As previously reported, a by-election must be called within 60 days after Ingraham's resignation from the House of Assembly becomes effective on August 31.
In a statement released last night, the PLP said it is committed to presenting young and energetic leadership to the Bahamian people, and Curry embodies that.
Curry was the sole applicant for the seat, according to the PLP.
"This should come as no surprise because the Prime Minister and PLP Leader Perry Christie advised the public on May 18 that Mr. Curry had indicated a preference to forego a senatorial appointment in order to put himself in a position of maximum readiness for the anticipated by-election in the North Abaco constituency," said the PLP.
"If successful at the polls, Mr. Curry will join a class of government parliamentarians that are collectively among the youngest group ever to sit in the halls of Parliament."
The PLP won 29 of the 38 seats in the House of Assembly and the FNM secured the remaining nine.
Curry said if successful as the new MP for North Abaco he would place emphasis on job creation programs through central and local government projects, which would include the establishment of a job placement program for college graduates; a technical learning institution such as BTVI on Abaco, and he also plans to support National Health Insurance.
He will return to Abaco today to continue campaigning, and expects PLP officials to join him on the ground in the coming weeks as the campaign heats up.

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March 19, 2014
Honing their skills

The two highest performing candidates in the 2013 Electrical Installation and Carpentry national exams will be expanding their knowledge and hone their skills at The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI).
Lamaron Sweeting, a 2013 graduate of South Andros High had achieved the best results in the Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) Electrical Installation exam. Oscar Saunders, formerly of Nassau Christian Academy, topped all other candidates nationwide in carpentry.
Lamaron recently collected his acceptance letter to BTVI and is excited to begin his studies toward an associate of applied science degree in electrical installation when summer classes begin on April 28.
"It is important for me to attend BTVI to further my hands-on skills and to apply it to the world of work," said the 17-year-old.
During his three-year study under the tutelage of Errol Coke, Lamaron obtained many skills and is able to install receptacles, switches and breakers. He said he enjoys manual work and electrical installation became his favorite subject.
"I understand it and am able to apply it easily," said the young man who aspires to become an electrical engineer. "The passion I have for the work makes me feel I'm doing it for fun. Time doesn't matter. At the end of the day, I can see what I've done."
Oscar, who has already been enrolled at BTVI for two semesters, said although he is learning the intricacies of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), carpentry comes natural to him.
"I like things that can be done with the wood -- the many possibilities. I make art out of wood," said the 19-year-old who has built a computer desk, towel rack, wine rack and car speaker box.
Oscar gave credit to his teacher, Carl Curry. But he also said he took the time to put in extra work which he said made the difference as the more he did it, he said the better at it he got.
BTVI's Dean of Construction Trades Alexander Darville said it was an honor to have Oscar enrolled at BTVI and Lamaron starting in a few weeks. "It shows how students see BTVI," he said. "We are attracting top students from the technical areas."
Darville said that for many high school students, technical education is a first choice.
"We live in a technical world and BTVI is literally preparing its students for the world of work," he said.

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May 03, 2012
Majorie Irene McCartney (nee) Smith, 69

Funeral service for Majorie Irene McCartney (nee) Smith, age 69 years, of No 3 Caraway Street, Gleniston Gardens, will be held on Friday May 4th, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., at St. Anne's Anglican Church, Fox Hill Road. Officiating will be The Rt. Rev. Laish Z. Boyd, assisted by The Rt. Rev. Gilbert A. Thompson, Canon John Clarke, Rev. Fr. Hugh Bartlett, Rev. Fr. Norman Lightbourne and Rev. Fr. Alvardo Adderley.  Interment will follow in St Anne's Cemetery, Fox Hill Road.
Left to cherish her memories are her children: Cherie McCartney-Gilbert and Barry McCartney; eight grandchildren: Ethan and Esan Gilbert; Chyna, Summer, Holly, Ishmael, Benjamin and Brandon McCartney; one son-in-law: Ian Gilbert; four brothers: Duke, Obediah, Philip and Clement Smith; four sisters: Winifred Smith, Sylvia Scriven, Cynthia Smith, and Sonia Jordan Rhoden; three sisters-in-law: Lillian, Jane and Margaret Smith; one brother-in-law: Nathaniel Rhoden; one aunt: Harriet Taylor; nephews and nieces: Bradley, Clayton, Shawn and Dion Smith; Jacqueline Smith-Mosley, Kevin Smith, Karen Miller and Keva Smith; Jewel Smith and Mia Smith Johnson, Emile and Novy Smith; Dario, Tiffany, Timothy, Philip, Alana, and Prince Philip Smith; Clement Jamal, Clement Rory, Copeland, Britney, Neko, Stacey, Sloan, T'Sarrina, Caren, Remon, Eustacia, Anastascia, Ashley and Ashton Smith; Shantell Butler-Lockhart; Vaughn, Juanita and Carol Scriven; Patrice Smith-Bullard, John and Paul Ellis; Patrick Wells and Charlicia Jordan; cousins: Roderick and Michael Wells, Reginald Wells and family, Leonard and Theophilus Williams, Hattie Moxey, Henry Moxey, Alma McCutchen, Barry Smith, Eleanor Phillips, Marianne Reeves and Family, Eugie Raymond, George Smith, Albert Smith, Lucille Smith, Emily Smith, Virginia Armbrister, Virginia Smith, Emily Crawford, Sarah Knowles, Cedric Pratt, Agatha Wells and family, Lynda Williams and the Pratt family; numerous other relatives and friends including: Canon John Clarke and family, Tenisha Maitland, Ann Burton, Rosetta Gibson and family, Janice Major and family, Patrick and Paulette Rahming, Arabella Cambridge and family, Georgina Higgs, Philip and Miriam Armbrister, John Michael and Raquel Clark and family, Eloise and Paul Fernander, Marjorie Storr, Danny and Cynthia Tynes, Hortense Harris-Smith, Heather Wood, Laurette Cartwright, Debbie Smith, Carla Fowler and family, Mervin and Monique Major and family, Beverley Rahming, Thyra Johnson, Brian and Natasha Clarke and family, Greg and Vanessa Armstrong and family, Tyrone and Maxine Roker, Rawle and Gloria Fredericks, Lionel and Naomi Symonette and family, Jeff and Lorraine Turnquest and family, Rachel Penn and family, Agnes Gilbert, James and Jennie Gilbert, Kevin and Carla Gilbert and family, Thomas and Yvonne McCartney, Leyland and Lorna Bradshaw, Shawn Benjamin and family, Barbara Little, Ron Stubbs and family, Bertram Johnson, Denise Major, Elaine Smith, Winston "Tappy" Davis, Michael and Joan Gibson and family, Ernest Miller, Edris Bowe and family, Philip Stubbs and family, Ron Stubbs and family, Wells Family, The Gleniston Gardens community, Kemp Road community, St. Anne's Parish, especially the Choir and Prayer Group, Holy Cross Parish, St. Margaret's Parish, Rosemary Hanna and The Anglican Chorale, The Anglican Diocese, Staff of Former SFE and the Staff of Former Gold Circle and many others too numerous to mention.
Clergy: Bishop Laish Boyd, Bishop Gilbert Thompson, Fr. Hugh Bartlett and family, Fr. Norman Lightbourne and family, Fr. Chester Burton, Fr. Michael Maragh, Rev. Beryl Higgs, Fr. Ethan Ferguson and Fr. Alvardo Adderley.
Special thanks to: Dr. Dane Bowe, Dr. Inga Pratt, Dr. Rheyes, and the Nurses of PMH Gynae Ward, especially R. Gibson, A. Adorie, Student Nurse Curry, A. Brathwaite, B. Morrison, A. Gardiner, C. Cartwright, Y. Butler, and Estella..
Friends may pay their last respects at Butlers' Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Ernest and York Streets on Thursday May 3rd, 2012 from 12:00 noon to 4:30 p.m. and at the church on Friday May 4th, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

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January 03, 2014
Government in talks with Pigeon Pea landowner

THE government has started discussions with the owner of the private property razed in the tragic New Year's eve blaze in an Abaco shanty town, North Abaco MP Renardo Curry confirmed yesterday.

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October 15, 2012
FNM concedes defeat in North Abaco by-election

Former North Abaco MP Hubert Ingraham is expected to make a statement shortly after the FNM conceded defeat just minutes agoThe following polling stations have come in so far:Polling Station 5 (Cooper's Town) PLP 148; FNM 156; BCP 0Polling Station 1 (Grand Cay) PLP 140; FNM 105; BCP 0Polling Station 12 (Murphy Town) PLP 203; FNM 75; BCP 1Polling Station 7

PLP 157; FNM 154; BCP 0
Polling Station 11 PLP 249; FNM 101; BCP 3Polling Station 8 PLP 315; FNM 70; BCP 2Polling Station 10 PLP 213; FNM 121; BCP 0Polling Station 2 PLP 82; FNM 32; BCP 0Voting started off slow in some areas when polls opened at 8 a.m. but returning officer and island administrator Charles King says poll workers have been trained to handle every scenario that could prove a challenge.

Today marks the first time in more than 20 years north Abaconians will vote for a parliamentary representatives without Hubert Ingraham on the ballot.

By the end of the day, they will have selected either the PLP's Renardo Curry or the FNM's Greg Gomez or the Constitution Party's Ali McIntosh as the new voice of North Abaco in the House of Assembly.

More than 4,500 voters are eligible to participate in today's poll. The polls are open now and will close at 6 p.m.

A couple of the polling divisions are in remote areas, which posed a particular challenge for officials with the Parliamentary Registration Department.

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October 13, 2011
Hubert Wong, 84

Funeral Service for the Late Hubert Wong, 84 years of #5 Paradise Island Drive, Paradise Island, will be held on Saturday October 15th, 2:00 p.m. at St. Anselm's Catholic Church, Bernard Road, Fox Hill. Monsignor Preston Moss, Fr. Nduka Uzor and Deacon Rev'd. Raymond Forbes will officiate. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Soldier Road.
 
He is survived by: his loving and devoted wife of 63 years, Lilla Wong; six sons: Andrew, Peter, Paul, Derek, Gary and Rodney; one daughter: Linda Lightbourne; seventeen grandchildren: Andrew Jr. (DeVaughn), Omar, Peter Jr. (P.J.), Paul Jr., Derek Jr. (D.J), David, Gary Jr. (Kevin) and Nahshon Lightbourne; Melissa, Leah, Brooke, Broquell and Christina Wong, Ramona and Sophia Lightbourne, Felicia Moss (Lisa) and Mia Fawkes. Thirteen great-grands: Nahshontia, Nahshon, Chezidek and Khiyah Lightbourne, Dexter, Danej, Davante, Deshawn Moss, Isaiah, Isabella, Amorie and Rainon Wong and Maliyah Fawkes; one brother: Charles Adderley; three sisters: Vernita Meadows, Beryl Elliott and Annamae Burrows; five daughters-in-law: Millicent, Wendy, Christine, Nadia and Brenda Wong; one son-in-law: Remorn Lightbourne; four sisters-in-law: Ethlyn Thompson, Irene Griffin, Andrea Adderley and Beatrice Wong; one brother-in-law: Theophilus Meadows; two grand daughters-in-law: Angela Lightbourne and Melissa Wong; two grand sons-in-law: Dexter Moss and Maurice Fawkes; three aunts: Alberta Miller, Cardell Russell and Geneva Miller; one uncle: Samuel Miller; numerous nieces and nephews including: Cleopatra Obeng, Elvis, Frederick and Rosenell Edgecombe, Laverne Armbrister, Teresa Williams and Kirk Griffin, Anthony, John, Phil and Lisa Meadows, Nyoka, Andrea, Jannell, Christopher and Dave Elliott, Ron and Shawn Adderley, Belinda and Kevin Wallace; other relatives and friends including: Robert Humes of Brooklyn, New York, Gloria Woods of Brooklyn, New York, Patsy Hamilton of Grand Bahama, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Griffin and family of Eleuthera, the staff of Wongs Printing, Board of the Boys Industrial School, Prison Fellowship Committee, the Chinese Community, Bahamas Body Building, Full Gospel Ministries, Kiwanis Club of Nassau, staff of Sunshine Paradise Suites, the Kemp Road Community, members of Church of God, the Catholic Community, Dr. Jagadeesh, Bishop Walter and Minalee Hanchell (Great Commission), David Major, Bishop Kirk and Sherol Smith, Donald Curry, John Ellis, Bishop Chester Role, Martha Sands, Silkert Thompson, Thelma Lim, Lakeno Strachan, Nurse Chanelle Diggiss, Ann Griffin, Greg Williams, Pastor Jay Simms and Christian Life Church Family, Minnie Simms, Arthur Eldon, Richard and Ruth Demeritte, William, Barry and Ronnie Wong, Eddison Deleveaux, Dr. Norman Gay, Danny Sumner, Arthur Peet, Dr. Olga Clarke, Mr. Frederick Arnette (Billy Graham Min.), Velma Curling, Jean Davis, Brian Wong, Diane Brown, Mary Sands and Family, James and Marge Williams and family, Una Clarke, Bishop Ros Davis, Leslie and Beverly Culmer, Arimintha Newbold, Pastor Rick and Gay Dean and Family of Faith, Claire Marie Johnson, Nicola Paul, Sharon and Rodney Pinder, Garth Culmer, Cynthia Boothe, Denise McPhee, Carnetta Lightbourne, Denise Strachan, Francis Henfield, Monsignor Preston Moss and St. Anselm's Catholic Church family, Dorcas Prayer Group (Iris Dean, Mary Sands, Velda Campbell. Evelyn Winder, Kayla Smith), Ekklesia Ministries. Greater Love Ministries, Bishop Philemon Wilson and Faith Temple Ministries family. Freedom International Ministries and many others too numerous to mention.
 
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, #44 Nassau Street on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and at the church from 1:00 p.m. until service time.
 
 

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Rollins Should be Believed on His Sexuality

Dear Editor,
The entire Bahamas nowadays seem to be fixated on the question of the sexual preference of Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Member of Parliament for Fort Charlotte and Gaming Board Chairman Dr. Andre Rollins.

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April 19, 2012
Retella Mary Petty-Davis, 67

Memorial Service for the Late Deaconess Retella Mary Petty-Davis, 67 years of Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera, will be held on Friday April 20th, 7:30 p.m. at National Church of God, Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera. Rev'd. Audley Hepburn will officiate.
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Funeral Service for the Late Deaconess Retella Mary Petty-Davis, 67 years of Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera will e held on Saturday April 21st, 10:00 a.m. at the Worker's House Hall, Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera. Bishop Clifford N. Petty, assisted by Bishop Lipton McKenzie, Bishop Sylvanus Petty and Rev'd.  Lockwood Deleveaux will officiate. Interment will follow in the Governor's Harbour Public Cemetery.
She is survived by her Husband: Gerald Davis; 7 Daughters: Janet Burrows, Dale Hepburn, Dorothy Davis, Pattie Davis (Hepburn), Carol, Kathy And Leah Davis; 1 Son: Jerome Davis; 2 Sisters: Emily Russell, Lisa Similien; 7 Brothers: Bishops Clifford And Sylvanus Petty, Prince, Franklyn, Brent, Anthony And Leo Petty; 27 Grandchildren: Jennifer, Fiona, Jonathan, Phillip Jr. Dehlya, Esterlitha, Shaniqua, Vashti, Whitney, Cyril, Justin, Lashanda, Curby, Kendrick, Phylicia, Daniel, Jeremy, Kenneth, Michesia, Daraldo, Dana, Aaroniqua, Dorothy, Jerome Jr, Kayden, William(Josiah) And Kylin; 10 Great-Grand Children: McCale, Marissa, Cameron, Shameko, Rashad, Anton, Ranaria, Shandira, Salaya And Shakara; 2 Sons-In-Law: Phillip Hepburn Sr. and David Burrows; 3 Brothers-In-Law: Eric Russell, George Petty Sr., And Sydney Similien; 8 Sisters-In-Law: Evangelist Velma Petty, Dolly, Lillian, Antionette, Beulah, Vernell, Patsy Petty And Caroline Bethel.; 4 Adopted Sons: Don Wood, Kirklyn Pinder, Charles Jones, and Prophet Randolph Barr; 33 Nieces and Their Husbands, 19 Nephews And Their Wives, 45 Grand Nieces, 37 Grand Nephews, 4 Great Grand Nieces, 2 Great Grand Nephews and other Step Children Too Numerous To Mention. Special Friends: Lillian Demeritte, Min. Eddie Belle Curry, Maize Pinder, Inez Cooper, Tessie Stubbs, Dr Smith, Astrid Fernander, Agnes Bethel, Austin Knowles Jr., Debra Bethel, Joyce Colebrooke, Sharon Homer, Calae Burrows, Andrea Butler, Irene Griffin, Juliette Lewis, Michelle Johnson, Thomasina, Scott, Kim, Charmaine, And Melanie (PMH), Joanna Coakley, Trudy, And  Norma(Doctor's Hospital). Other Relatives And Friends: National Church Of God Families (Nassau, Bahamas And United States), Apostle Leon Wallace And Voice Of Deliverance Family (Nassau), Linda Haschker, Ruthmae Burrows And Family, Marion Neal Of Miami Florida, Albon Johnson And Family. Mary Fernander And Family, Governor's Harbour Men's Fellowship, The Petty, Davis, Johnson, Gardiner, Bacchus, Gierzewski, Pinder, Bethel, Prescod And Griffin Families Of Governor's Harbour. The Culmer and Cooper Families Of Savannah Sound Eleuthera, The Pinder, Bethel, Scavella, And McCardy Families (Hatchet Bay). The Barr Family (Nassau), Mr. Damien Gomez And Family, Rev. William Hepburn And Rev. Raymond Hepburn And Families (Nassau). William And Constance Rahming, Dellerese Nottage, Andrea Adderley And Lotricia Ferguson. Nursing Staff Of The Levy Medical Clinic, Doctors And Staff Of The Bahamas Health And Healing Centre, Doctors And Staff Of Doctor's And Princess Margaret Hospitals Especially Nurse Butler, Nurse Akebon, Nurse McCoy And Nurse Johnson (Female Medical 1).

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, Nassau Street on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Friday at National Church of God, Governor's Harbour from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and on Saturday at the Workers House Hall from 9:00 a.m. until service time.

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