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March 12, 2012
Conviction stats wrong again

Attorney General John Delaney has once again provided inaccurate statistics on the number of people convicted of murder during the Free National Movement's (FNM) term in office, The Nassau Guardian can reveal.
Last year, The Guardian exposed Delaney's claim that 12 people were convicted for murder in the first half of 2011 as untrue.
Following this paper's expose, Delaney admitted that the numbers he provided to the Senate were "not completely accurate".
In February, Delaney tabled the names of people convicted during the Progressive Liberal Party's (PLP) term of 2002 to 2007 and compared them to convictions recorded during the FNM's term from June 2007 up to February 21, 2012.
According to the numbers provided by Delaney, nine people were convicted of murder under the PLP compared to 26 under the FNM.
However, a check of those names revealed five people tried during the FNM's term should not have been included. Of the 26 names provided by Delaney, one of those people had his conviction quashed on appeal. Jamal Bastian was convicted of the murder of Theotis Johnson on July 16, 2007.
The appellate court overturned the conviction on September 22, 2010 after the Crown conceded it could not be supported by the evidence.
Delaney also included serial killer Cordell Farrington as one of the people convicted of murder during the FNM's term. In fact, Farrington pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the deaths of Deangelo McKenzie, Desmond Rolle, Mackinson Colas and Junior Reme in 2003.
Farrington was convicted of murder in the death of his live-in lover Jamal Robins in August 2006, but the Court of Appeal changed the conviction to manslaughter in 2008 because he suffers from a "severe personality disorder".
Delaney claimed that Mario Flowers and Sylvester Aritis were convicted of murder in the death of PC Ramos Williams in 2010. However, Aritis was cleared of Williams' death by a majority verdict of 8-4. He was, however, convicted of the attempted murder of Williams' partner, Antoine Curry.
Another man, Andy Francis, had his murder conviction for the stabbing death of Khodee Davis reduced to manslaughter on appeal in June 2011. However, Delaney still included Francis in his list of murder convicts.
Delaney also included the name of a man who was tried for murder, but convicted of the lesser charge of manslaughter in his list.
Leroy Rolle was convicted of manslaughter in the death of his girlfriend's son, Levano Brown, in 2010.
Delaney did not include Makisha Brown, the little boy's mother on his list, although she was also convicted of manslaughter in her child's death. The Court of Appeal quashed Brown's conviction in October 2011. Rolle's appeal is scheduled for this week.
And The Guardian found that Delaney excluded a name off his list. Edney Burrows and Andre Dieejuste were both convicted of murder in September 2011 for the death of Jason Smith. However, Delaney omitted Dieujuste's name. Both men were sentenced to 30 years imprisonment.
All of the convictions under the PLP's term were for murder and have been upheld on appeal.
Veteran defense lawyer Michael Hanna said there is clearly a need for a statistician in the Office of the Attorney General. He told The Guardian yesterday, "If you were to take the statistics for what it means and examine it to its core, clearly they need a statistician in the AG's Office, someone who could be relied upon to inform the public as to what the facts are.
"The Bahamian public expects better of an attorney of the caliber of John Delaney and his high-powered director of public prosecutions, who we are told is the creme de la creme of the English-speaking Caribbean.
"She ought to work in tandem with him to give him the facts. It appears she is asleep at the wheel. She has been here long enough to know the facts and get it right with no politicizing the real issue of crime in the country."
The issue of murder convictions and the state of the judicial system in general are featuring prominently during this election season.
At a recent political event, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham provided the same figures on murder convictions made public by the attorney general.
Ingraham was responding to repeated criticisms from Deputy Leader of the Progressive Liberal Party Philip Brave Davis that under the FNM government, the murder rate has increased sharply, but there has been a low level of convictions.

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March 14, 2012
Delaney: I got wrong conviction numbers from Supreme Court Registry

Attorney General John Delaney yesterday confirmed that he provided inaccurate figures to the Senate about the number of murder convictions during his government's term, but he said he used information from the Supreme Court Registry.
Delaney claimed that up to February 21, 2012, 26 people had been convicted of murder under the Free National Movement since June 2007.
The Nassau Guardian conducted a review of the names given by Delaney and found that the information was incorrect in relation to five people: Jamal Bastian, Cordell Farrington, Sylvester Aritis, Andy Francis and Leroy Rolle.
Bastian's murder conviction was quashed on appeal in 2010.
Farrington pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2010.
In the same year, Aritis was acquitted of murder, but convicted of attempted murder.
The Court of Appeal in 2011 reduced Francis' murder conviction to manslaughter and Rolle was convicted of manslaughter in 2010.
Delaney said that the numbers provided to the Senate "reflected the state of the Supreme Court Registry", the official court of record. However, Delaney said specific checks were made after The Guardian's article on March 12 and the information was found to be correct.
However, Delaney said the Supreme Court Registry up to yesterday, still had the statistics that he provided to the Senate.
Delaney said, "The point is, that what I uttered [in the Senate] reflected the state of the Supreme Court Registry and it's obvious that they are in a lag in the Supreme Court Registry, and in some instances, it may very well be an error in relation to the Supreme Court Registry, but in terms of the report itself it was a reflection of the Supreme Court Registry and the Supreme Court Registry is by statute and the Constitution, the court of record."
Questioned why the Supreme Court Registry's figures were not current, Delaney replied, "I could only speak for the executive. I don't speak for the judiciary."
This is not the first time that Delaney has provided inaccurate numbers on murder convictions. Last year, Delaney claimed that up to June 17, 2011 there were 12 convictions for murder and attempted murder.
The following day, Delaney revised this position and said all of the convictions were for murder.
The Guardian researched those figures and found that the numbers were inflated by including manslaughter convictions, incomplete trials and cases concluded in 2010.
Delaney later told The Guardian that the numbers he gave were not "completely accurate". Delaney provided updated figures stating that there were 10 convictions for murder, manslaughter and attempted murder combined as of June 2011.
Yesterday, Delaney criticized The Guardian for "going off on a tangent" on whether the people were found guilty of murder or manslaughter. However, he agreed that murder and manslaughter are distinct offenses.
The document tabled by Delaney in the Senate on February 22 specifically refers to murders. According to the document, there were only two convictions for murder up to June 17, 2011, although Delaney had previously claimed there were 12 murder convictions for that period.
Asked about the discrepancy, Delaney said he did not have the figures in front of him. He promised to check out the information and get back to The Guardian.
Delaney complained The Guardian article, which questioned the accuracy of his figures, "was taken out of context". He said he provided the numbers in response to a PLP senator's claim that there were only 25 murder convictions during the FNM's term.
Delaney said he presented the figures to put the conviction numbers under both governments into perspective. There were nine murder convictions under the prior PLP administration.
Delaney said, "By whichever yardstick they choose to use, whether it was 21 or 22 [murder convictions], it was still significantly more than nine."

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May 05, 2014
New acting director of court reporting

The Court Reporting Unit is once again under new leadership. Judith Clare was named acting director of the unit with effect from May 1.
Clare replaces Enith Darling, who headed the unit since January 2013.
Clare's appointment is expected to last three months.
Ludell Theophilus, the first Bahamian to qualify as a court reporter, headed the unit since 1999. The government prematurely terminated Theophilus' contract in December 2013 and the contracts of 22 of her workers. Those workers are now under contract with the government.
Back in 2004, a report by the Court Reporting Review Committee, which was commissioned by the Office of the Attorney General, found "perennial problems with the production of transcripts".
The 2004 report suggested that the government take over management of the unit and end the dual system, which fostered tensions between the contracted workers and their counterparts in the public service. The report found that the contracted reporters are able to negotiate a better salary than that offered by the public service. During her speech, the attorney general confirmed a Guardian exclusive about the introduction of digital recording in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank. Maynard-Gibson said, "We hope that by the end of 2014, all of our courts will be equipped for digital recording."
Court reporting was first introduced to The Bahamas in 1989 by Czerenda Court Reporting Service (CCRS), which was owned by American Randal Czerenda. CCRS continued to provide the service until 1999, when the contract was awarded to Theophilus.

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March 16, 2012
Robert Watson, 57

Memorial Service for the late Robert Watson affectionately called "Richie Rich" age 57 years of Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera who died at his residence on Monday February 27th, 2012 will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday March 10th, 2012 at Antioch Native Baptist Church, McKinney Avenue, Stapledon Gardens, Nassau, Bahamas. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Anthony J Carroll, assisted by Other Ministers of Religion. A Committal Service will be held on Friday March 16th, 2012 in Hatchet Bay Public Cemetery, Hatchet Bay Eleuthera. Officiating will be Monsignor John Johnson assisted by Rev. Eric Johnson.
Left to Cherish his memories is his daughter: Tamara Peterson; sister: Vivian Rahming; adopted sister: Caroline Turnquest; brother: Anthony Bowles of Miami Florida; brother-In-Law: Stafford Rahming; sister-In-Law: Eva Bowles; 2 granddaughters: Samara and Foleishia (Dolly) Peterson, 3 Nieces: Paula Clarke, Patricia and Latonia Rahming; 3 Nephews: Dwight, Randy and Richard Rahming; 1 Nephew-In-Law: Clinton Clarke; 3 Grandnieces: Petra and Patricia Smith and Destinique Rahming; 2 Grandnephews: Randy and Dwight Rahming Jr. Uncle: Raymond Rolle; Aunt: Betty Rolle; Numerous cousins including: Emmaline Whyte, Jane Johnson, Ethel Farrington, Jemima and Grace Bethel, Martha Bethel, Yvette Dean, Claramae and Nora Johnson, Esterlane Johnson, Sarah Williamson, Elsie Whyte, Nora Lillian Petty, Florie Greene, Virginia, Norma, and Dellarese Rolle, Geraldine, Priscilla and Alphemia Johnson, Henrietta Whyte, Maria Glinton and Roslyn Bethel, Barbara Johnson, Chris, and Gregory Rolle, Audley and Vincent Dean, Henry Johnson, Ben, John, Shedrack, Jerry, Levard, Chris Rolle, Timothy, Benson and Tyrone Johnson, Maurice Rolle, Claudius, Israel, Thomas, and Isaac Johnson, James, Lionel, Edison, George and Hasting Rolle, Gertrude Bethel, Olga Bowles, Miriam Knowles, Blanche Sanford, James Pitt, Elvira Johnson, Ricardo Dean & Family, Viola Johnson, Florence Belle and Family, Dennis and Eulean Johnson and Family; Other Relatives and friends including: Judith Roker, Laverne Saunders, Anishka Darville, Anya, Ernest, Jack , Peter, Lynden, Arnold Davis and their Families, Harold White & Family, Bosfield, George, Rupert and Pearl. Audrey, Dewitt White and Family, Bernard Bethel & Family, Billy Stubbs & Family, Vera Rolle & Family, Hazel Carey & Family, Salathiel Simmons & Family, Henry Wood & Family, Robert Pinder & Family, Claude Farrington, Mervin Munroe, Willis Wood, Michael Burns, Birb & Ken Scavella, Andrew Pinder, Lashell Sands, Jessie Bain, Hilton Johnson & Family, Tasha Bell, John Pinder, Boys at the "Spot" and Boys at the "Forget Me Not Club" and the entire communities of James Cistern and Hatchet Bay Eleuthera.
There will be NO PUBLIC VIEWING however family and friends wishing to sign the book of condolences can do so, at Restview Memorial Mortuary and Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Roads on Friday from 10:00am to 6:00pm and at the church on Saturday from 12:30am until service time.

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March 16, 2012
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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June 03, 2011
Donald Christopher Roberts, 65

A Memorial Service in memory of Donald Christopher Roberts aged 65 years, a resident of Manchester Street, Blair Estates, will held on Saturday, June 4th, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel, Victoria Room, #1 Bay Street. Officiating will be Brother Anthony Russell.
Left with cherished memories are his devoted wife, Exrella Roberts; children Dionne Heath, Dellarese Roberts, Deidre Bullard, Donnassio, Dario, Don and Christopher Roberts, Racquel Strachan and  Krishna Roberts ; Sons-in-laws: Timothy Heath, Jamal Bullard, daughter in law: Erica Roberts, sisters: Marie Strachan and Joan Roberts-Pinder of Atlanta Georgia, brother in law: Gerald Strachan, Arthur Rahming;
Grandchildren, Deonte and Timia Heath, Rajesh and Raashi Roberts, Ramesh Miller, Logan and Mateo Bullard, Dylan Roberts, Kiyara and Akaree Roberts, Anna, Angela and Ashernique Strachan. Nieces and nephews: Darlene and Jefford Curry, Paula and John Reckley, Paul and Vinincia Strachan, Philip and Madyln Strachan, Pamela and Marvin Smith, Juiette and Maureen Roberts, Charmaine and Darwin Dawson, Charnae and Emery Leonce and Shenkara Bowe; Grandnieces and nephews, Danielle and Raquashane Curry, Jonae Reckley, Nicole, Tregg and Traci Strachan, Ashton and Alexys-Marie Smith, Alexandria Hepburn, Kristen Lindsay, Kellah Leonce, Devin, Darien, Desha and Deanna Dawson.In Laws: Vera and John Farrington, Angela and family, Vandarene and Stuart Bowe, Christine Farrington, John and Latisha Farrington, Wilma Farrington, Brian Farrington and host of relatives and friends; Therez Usher, Amos and Loretta Williams, Mary and Evelyn Knowles and family of Fort Lauderdale, Margaret Nelson and family, Shellie Missick and family, Sharon Bain and family, Jeffery Missick and family, Christopher Missick and family, Rodney Johnson and family, Myra Bullard and family, Dorothea Wilson, Tino and Dawnia Bullard, Deborah and Sidney Outten, Paul and Cindy Ritchie, Monty and Lisa Hanna, Monty and Cheryl Ritchie and family, Anthony and Nancy Russell, Jimmy and Sylvia Bevans and family, Devitte Duncanson Meryl Desmangls and family and others too numerous to mention.
Special thanks to Dr. Friday, Dr. Lightbourne, Dr. Rahming, Nurse Gaitor from Fox Hill Community Clinic, Nurse Watson from Elizabeth Estate Clinic, Dr Cargill, Dr. Jones and Dr. Bartlett from Elizabeth Estates.
Relatives and friends may pay their respect at Cedar Crest Funeral Home, Robinson Road and First Street, on Thursday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cremation will follow.
 

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August 25, 2011
Desmond Lance Lockhart, 45

Funeral Service for Desmond Lance Lockhart, age 45 of King Street who died on August 7th 2011 will be held on Saturday at Transfiguration Baptist Church, Market & Vesey Street on Saturday at 11:00 am. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Stephen E. Thompson, assisted by Rev. Basil Johnson.  Interment will follow in the Western Cemetery, Nassau Street.

He is survived by 5 children: Desmond Jr., D'nae, Nyshieko, Brittany and Brandon Lockhart; 1 grandchild: A'nya Pratt; 4 sisters: Monique Lockhart, Stephanie and Donna Goodridge and Vanassa Lockhart; 4 Brothers: Michealangelo, Micheal Brent Lockhart, Sargent 861 Edward Robinson, Leroy Brennen and Brian Goodridge; His father: Vernon Lockhart; Stepmothers: Val Lockhart & Agatha Williams; Aunts: Jacquline and Debbie Lockhart, Carmitta Johnson, Esther Johnson, Dermertis Vasquez of Florida, Sybiline, Julia Stevens, Patricia Dupuch, Anceilla Stuart, Elise Burrows, Norma Pyfrom Vivian Humes and Sylvia "Wally" Goodridge; Uncles: Leonard Lockhart-Bain, Retired Superintendent Garth Johnson, Prince Zorro Stubbs Kyle Dames; Nieces: Philicia Knowles, Ladawn and Lashawn Whylly and Lanique Moss, Derrinae Adderley; Nephews: Winston Seymour Jr., and Deangelo Kenneth Johnson; Grand-niece: Skylah Nortelus; Grand-nephew: Lanejo Wallace; Care Taker: Charles Brennen; Host of Other Relatives & Friends: Paula Gardiner, Barbra Woodside, Micheal Newton, Dorine, Joseph Jr., Phyllis and Hazel  Newbold, Rev. Dr. Marina Sands, Arnold, Locksley and Patsy Fowler,  Alonso Hamilton, Cinemae Kelly, Fedricka Pennerman, Leelock Brown-Smith, Cindy Bullard, Wanda Woodside, Jackie Johnson, Natalie and Valentino Woodside, Rebecca Scott, Macy and Shirley Brown of Andros, Rose, Deon, Millersin and Prince Lockhart. Lynn, Terry and Jarrad Nottage, Betty Cartwright and Claudine Johnson and Family. The entire King Street Crew, Fat Boy, Mike and John Stewart, Zanda Bain, Sheila Alcott, Dwayne Dean, Miss Muggie, The Entire Newbold and Goodridge Family, Cordell Thompson, Quartrenda and Natasha Sears.

Friends may pay their last respects at East Sunrise Mortuary, Rosetta Street, Palmdale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and again on Saturday from 10 a.m. at the Church on Saturday until service time.
 

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June 02, 2011
Gloria Glenda Sears nee Finley, 69

Funeral services for Gloria Glenda Sears nee Finley, 69 yrs., a resident of Millers Height, Carmichael Road, who passed away on 20th May, 2011, will be held at St. Gregory's Anglican Church, Carmichael Road on Saturday at 9 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Fr. S. Sebastian Campbell & Rev. Fr. Atma Budhu.  Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
Her memories will forever be cherished by her loving, devoted husband: Campbell Sears, dedicated daughter: Registered Nurse: Leonie Sears; loyal sons: Kevin, Andrew, Lemuel, David & Lawrence Sears; grandchldren: Alexio, Antoine, Akeem & Iessa Mullings, Lakeisha, Lashell, andreco, Andrewnique & Deandra Sears; daughters-in-law: Registered Nurse: Stacey Pratt-Sears, Rochelle Bethel-Sears; sisters-in-law: faithful caregiver: Alice Lowe, Cynthia Finley, Bernice Collins & Angela Sears; brothers-in-law: Reuben Sears & Charles Collins; nieces: Shelly, Psychita, Bruceta, Machell, Megan & Trained Clinical Nurse Lyndianna Rahming, Deidre Finley, Martha Maria Dukes, Shenique & Olivia Ingraham, Bridgette Morrison & Ava Lowe; nephews: Kirk, Duke, Derek Jr., Quincey Finley, Demetrius, Samuel Lowe, Devardo Hunt, Andy, Chris, Steve, Brian Collins, Desirio Ingraham & Churchill Sears; a host of other relatives & friends including: Arginal (Argie), Patrick, Karen, & Trained Clinical Nurse Patricia Sands, Sheena Newton, Vashti & Rena Roberts, Alvina Taylor, Keith, Lambert, Butler, Donna, Psyche, Renee, Michael, Trevor, Toney Edwards, Tina, Lisa, Keva, Kevin Gibbs, Catechist Alice Gray, Dillis Ingraham, Trained Clinical Nurse Santina Smith, Margaret, Shavaughn Thurston, Sherilyn McCartney, Dr. Valarie Carpenter, Margaret Russell, Edna McMillian, Estermae Mitchell of Deerfield Beach, Fl., Bert & George McKinney, Toney, Helen, Shelley & Brad Capron, Emmie, Ivy & Neva Sweeting, Vincent, Maxwell, Cyril Collins, Christine, Nathalie, Nathaniel Knowles, Esther McPhee, Revs. Alfred, Timothy, Andrew, Susan & Laverne Stewart, Miriam, Oswald Finley, Leonie Duncanson, Judy, Verdell, Marsha, Locksley Jr., Leroy, Richard & Anthony Fawles, Sally, Susan, Roselyn, Deborah, Joycelyn, Matthew Curry, Elaine Wilson, Alice Adams, Myrtle Sweeting, Sherry, Kenneth Kemp, Alice Innis, Mizpah Davis, Edith Scott, Velma, Clay, Sean Johnson, Kara Tinker, Andrew (Dudd), Min. Charles Maynard, Beverly Collins, Lerlean, Tejada, Alice, Kermit, Lorenzo Minus, Melverna Wong, Theresa (Fanny), Angie Rolle-Thompson, Ruby Anne Burrows, Shawnette Roye, Isaac, Harvey Mullings, the entire Mullings family, Adena, Derek, Louise, Alphonso, Dr. Eugene Newry, Ethlyn Armstrong, Yvonne Sands & family, Mr. Ulyses & Rev. Dianna Culmer, Clover Pratt & family, Carla & Daniel Hall & family, Tracy & Don Arnett & family, Anita Bodie, Kenny Mackey, Preston Ferguson, W/Insp. Annette Mackey, Olive Thomas, Charlene, Arthur & Vellora Sweeting & family, Icelyn Campbell of Jamaica, Deanne Hepburn, Eleanor, Florina Rolle, Donna Daxon, Antoinette Neely, Rose Hart, Orpheus Ingraham, Mrs. Lynn Lewis of Family Guardian, Henry Farrington, Merell Thompson, Howard Charlow & family, Evangelists: Maria Lynes, Petrona Ferguson, Berthalee Curry, Nathaniel Bastian & family, Neville, Allan & Bernard Thompson & family, Nurses: Sylvia Santina Smith, Eleanor, Stephanie Poitier, Stephanie Johnson, Darnell Roker, Inza Young, Patishamae Miller, Leonie Buchannan, Gloria Dorsette, Margo Curry, Melody Taylor, Gloria Jacques,Yvonne Adderley, Mary Knowles, Virginia Brennen, Sister Caffeine Brice, Laine Johnson, Paula Hamilton, Yvonne Johnson, Dorothy Ferguson, Geraldine Rolle, Natasha Cooper, Patrice Mitchell, Sandra Rolle, Annastacia Valcin, Sister Ampersam Symonette, Dr. Freddie Smith, Renal Team Dialysis Unit, the Children's Ward, Sister Hilda Douglas, Ernestine Douglas, Adrian & Dionisio D'Aguilar, Dora Rahming & the entire staff of Superwash, Sister Portia Ferguson, Sister Rebecca Johnson, Cunningham, Henry, Black, Lewis, Harris, Ramsey, Rolle, Sister Sherlene Sears, Lockhart, Woodside, Newbold, Bowe, Female Medical Ward #2, Public Hospital Authority, D'Albenas Agency, Ministry of Health, Premier Importers, Cable Bahamas, Bethel-Robertson, Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre, Dr. Norad & Michelle Morgan, Sheral Curry, Bannerman, Wemyss Bight communities, Kelsey Williams, Veronica Sweeting, Sherry Gibson, Emerita Bethel, the entire MInnie Street & Millars Height communities: (Patrick Maycock, Bastian, Newry, Thompson, Cox,Ferguson, McCollough, Penn, McIntosh, Wilson, Freckleton, Dottin, Culmer, Sands, Johnson, Rolle, Flowers, Ramsey, Burrows, Dorsette, Longley & Sweeting), Rev. Nathalie Bastian, Rev. Marie Roach, Rev. Angela Palacious, Canon Harry Ward, Fr. Kabiga - Holy Trinity, Fr. Kingsley Knowles - St. Greorges, Rev. Fr. Atma & Lavinia Budhu - Epiphany Anglican Church, Rev. Fr. Sebastian Campbell - St. Gregory's Anglican Church, Bishop Moses Johnson, Church of God Cathedral family, Gerald Cash Primary School, Anatol Rodgers High School, Interactive School of Learning, Phillip & Mary, John Chea #4, Flamingo Gardens Clinic & many others too numerous to mention.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from 3-6 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday at the church from 8 a.m. until service time.

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March 29, 2012
Grand Bahama FNM candidate Peter Turnquest views IB student art exhibit at Lucaya International School

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- Grand Bahama FNM Candidate Peter Turnquest, visited Lucaya International School to view the International Baccalaureate (IB) student Art exhibition for 2012.  The International Baccalaureate is a demanding and highly respected pre-college Diploma Programme. Students who choose to take the Art course must do a two year study which requires them to create a minimum of 12 pieces of studio work and a workbook reflecting a commitment to personal media experimentation, cultural and historical research, critical analysis and an ongoing investigation of a personal theme.
The students then host an exhibition, which acts as a concluding IB Art examination.  The six young ladies exhibiting this year showcased work in photography, print, modelling, paintings, origami and many other mediums.  The exhibition is open during school hours and "is a preface for the IB invigulaitor who is sent to examine the students work," said Julie Hoyle, LIS Art Teacher.
"I have to say I was genuinely impressed with the work," said Turnquest. "Each student took the time to explain the reason behind their choice of pieces and themes.  They were so confident in their explanations and the calibre of their work was of such a high standard, you forgot they were high school students."  The artists' work will stay on display for the remainder of the week as they prepare for the final examinations for the rest of the IB program.

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March 29, 2012
Carrie Corrine Williamson Taylor, 71

Funeral service for Reverend Carrie Corrine Williamson Taylor, 71, a resident of Mutton Fish Drive & Sisal Street & formerly of Pinefield, Acklins who died on 18th March, 2012, will be held at Trinity Full Gospel Baptist Church, Marshall Road, on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Officiating will be Bishop Trevor Williamson & Rev. Dr. Stanley G. Ferguson. Interment follows in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, JFK Drive.
Left to cherish her memories are: Son: Meckel Taylor Jr.; Daughters: Victoria, Evelyn and Dellarese Taylor, Lenette Taylor-Foster of Miami Florida. Grandchildren: 3174 Sterling Jr. and 2860 Lashanda Francis of Grand Bahama, Travis, Delmar, Meckel III, Leshante, Imani, Shanna and Maddix Taylor, ...

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June 07, 2011
Miss Grand Bahama holds Evening Gown and Swimsuit Competition

Freeport, Grand Bahama
Island  -  It was a night of dazzle and sizzle  as the Miss Grand
Bahama Beauty contestants lined up on the runway at the Treasure Bay
Casino to compete in the Evening gown and Swimsuit segment of the Miss
Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant competition to a packed room full of
family, friends and enthusiastic supporters. Emceeing the night's event
was Kerel Pinder, Miss Grand Bahama 2008  who looked as stunning as
ever in her glitzy mini dress.

To kick off the evening festivities, the nine contestants took to the
catwalk, showing off their evening gowns, as they modelled with grace
and ease!  The winner of the Evening Gown competition will be announced
next Sunday at the upcoming Miss Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant!

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June 16, 2011
Margaret Ellamae Davis, 67

Funeral service for Margaret Ellamae Davis, 67 of Yellow Elder, who passed away on 6th June, 2011, will be held at Church of God Cathedral, East Street & Lily of the Valley Corner, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Moses A. Johnson, assisted by other Ministers. Interment follows in Old Trail Cemetery, Old Trail Road.
She leaves precious memories with:

Adopted Sisters (and blood cousins): Marcella Mallory, Maxine Bartlett, and

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June 16, 2011
Donaldo Jamaal 'Naldo' Johnson Sr., 26

 
Mr. Donaldo Jamaal "Naldo" Johnson Sr., 26, of #11 Bradley Street, off McKinney Drive Carmichael Road passed from this earthly walk of life at the Princess Margaret Hospital on Wednesday, June 08, 2011.
The Radiance of this "Bloodstone of A Gem" will always glow in the hearts of his:
One Son: Donaldo Johnson Jr.;
One Daughter: Danielle Johnson;
Parents: Donny Leslie Sr. and Linda Darnell Johnson;
One Brother: Donny Johnson Jr.;
One Sister: Hydeia Johnson;
One Grandmother: Wealthy Winters;
Step-grandmother: Patricia Hamilton;
Numerous: Nephews and Nieces;
Sixteen Uncles: Romell, Ian and Ranaldo Winters, Anthony Moxey, Manley, Sherman, Willis, Edney, Walter, Brennit, Samuel and Tommy Johnson, Mark Ballard of Chicago Illinois, Eugene Arthur, Ray Colebrooke and Horace Cleare;
Fourteen Aunts: Carolee Ballard of Chicago Illinois, Natasha Arthur, Sophia and Jessues Winters of New York, Corolyn Cleare of New York, Rosalie Colebrooke, Lisa Moxey, Magdell, Pamela, Thelma, Jennifer, Linda, Baynell and Pam Johnson;
Ten Grand Uncles and Aunts Including: William and Adrella Knowles;
Other loving family and friends.
 
 
 

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April 05, 2012
Brenda Lee Barr, 51

Funeral service for Brenda Lee Barr, 51 yrs., a resident of Deveaux Street, who died on 18th March, 2012, will be held at New Riverside Church, Poinciana Drive, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Pastor Sylvanus Petty. Interment follows in Southern Cemetery, Cowpen & Spikenard Roads.
Left to cherish her memories are her:
Mother: Zelma Barr
Children: Latania Bastian, Irvin Trico Smith and Cryil Hanna (pre-decesed)
Grandchildren: Talea Hendfield, Sade Johnson, Tamia Hanna and Leonardo Lockhart Jr.
Special friend: Victor Bevans
Sisters: Sally Mae & Sherry Smith, Hazil Saville & Christine McGlory of (Miami FL), Iownny Stuart & Tienka Walkine
Brother: Richard Saville
Aunts: Alma Hamilton, Agnes Barr, Carol, Diane, Christie & Donna
Uncles: Robert
Nieces: Sherill, Shorill, Shornell Smith, Shanea Pinder, Amy Ridge, Richardneka Saville, Wendika Saville, Shanita Williams & Tariah Walkine
Grand niece: Tyler Laville
Nephews: Prentice & Dominique McGlory, Garnet Stuart, Lamont Baillou, Ricardo and Vick Saville.
Cousins: Fred Jones, Rudolph Barr, Linda, Valeria, Kara, Leona Hudson, Percy and Jerry Hamilton.
Donna, Dave, Renee, Vance and Marlin Barr, Dereck, Malita, Shawn, Monty and Knigsley Barr.
Goddaughter: Yolanda Christophe
Others relatives & friends; New Riverside Church of God Family, Sis. Mackey, Staff at Princess Margaret Hospital, Leancezar Hanna, Lorna, Keith Bastian & family, Brenda Saunders & family, Corry Carveino and Eunice Pinder of Grand Bahama, Maryann, Bredell, Kino, Clem, Mrs. Darville, Kenrick, Stanyna, Deveaux Street, Milton Street & Brougham Street families.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

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May 24, 2012
Devon Unwar Beef Butler, 34

Funeral Service for Devon Unwar "Beef" Butler, age 34 of Ford Close and formerly of Market Street who died on May 15th 2012 will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Arrow of Deliverance Pentecostal Church, Cox Way.  Officiating will be Rev. Don Darius Butler, Rev. Dr. Robert A. Butler and Rev. Luther Thurston.  Interment will follow in the Southern Cemetery, Cowpen & Spikenard Roads.
 He is survived by his: Mother: Minister Suzanne Marie Butler; Father: Reuben Gray of Freeport, Grand Bahama; Three Brothers: Dkcruma Alexander Carey, the Reverend Dr. Robert Andrew Butler and the Reverend Don Darius Butler of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Adopted Brother: Minister Oscar Seymour; Two Sisters-in-law: Woman Marine Claudine Carey and LaKeisha Butler; One Nephew: Devonté Butler; One Niece: Rhodrica Lafleur Grandmother: Mae Louise Adderley Grandfather: Alfred Bullard; Six Uncles: Winston and Leroy Bullard, Derek and Assistant Superintendent of Police Julian Butler, Erskine Gray and Elder John Reckley; Fifteen Aunts: Evangelist Michelle Reckley, Mae Mary, Nina, Linda and Deaconess Sherry Bullard, Aubrianna, Wilma, Zsa-Zsa, Sherry, Tammika and Sergeant Dornell Butler of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, Ella and Mavis Gray, Carrie Gardner and Charity Carey; God Parents: Ruth Mae Saunders of Freeport Grand Bahama, Phyllis Dorsette of Miami Florida, Rose Armbrister and Nelson Bethel of Freeport, Grand Bahama; Grand Uncles: Winston Starlin Duncombe and Family, Charles Butler and Family of Los Angeles California, Clement Johnson, and Elder Leonard Dames Sr., Grand Aunts: Ella Richardson and Family of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Barbra Duncombe, Dorothy Dames and Family, Kathleen Demeritte and Family, Marjorie Johnson and Family, Thelma and Virgina Butler and Families, Rosetta Johnson  and Family and Andrea Dawkins and Family, Della Bullard and Effie Evans and Families Cousins: Crystal Nixon, Engle McGregor, LeRon, Lashad, Alesha, Raheem, Winston Jr., and Destiny Bullard, Yuri and Leah Seymour and Makia Monroe, Erica and Cecil Stubbs, Shacara, Jimmy, Ricardo, Eric and Camille Butler, Kenva and Joanel Philippe, Kristen and Julian Jr. Butler, Kendon and Keigley Capron and Shacara Brice, Mae-Roni, Terrecita, Brent, Tanya, Nina, Rhona, and Winston Duncombe, Roy, Angela, Linda, Simeon, Lisa, Wilfred, Lynden, Carol, Keisha, Marvin, Antoinette, Royln, Shaunte, Simeon Jr., Wilfred Jr., Alfred, and Shonae Richardson, Mark, Daily, Quincy, Dexter, Tamara, Tasha and Tiffany Duncombe, Lynden Dean and Family; Other Family and Friends: Adline Mitchell and Family, Vernell Richardson and Family, The Saunders, Issmae Rahming and Family, Andrea Moss and Family, Cyril, Verna Stubbs and Family, Emerson and Carnet Pinder and Family, Essie Laing and Family, Elizabeth Clarke and Family, The entire Duncombe Family, The entire Butler Family, The entire Gibson Family, The entire Gray Family, The entire Bullard Family, Leroy Richards and Family, Belinda Pratt and Family, Lubin Baptiste, Denise Riley and Family, Linda Lafleur and The Carey Family, George Delancey and Family, Arthur, Samuel and John Strachan and Families, The Seymour Family, The Morley Family, Maria Lynes and Family, Jackie Richardson and Family, Olga Deveaux and Family, Polly Bodie and Family, Patrona Bethel and Family, Helena Poitier and Family, Ellen Young and Family, Glenda McIntosh, Sabrina and Rita Higgs, John Roll and Family, Althea Farrington and Family, Marcus Saunders and Ruth Mae Reckley Family, Elder Patricia Warner, Rosetta Hamilton and Family, Pearl Rhodriguez and Family, Florence Taylor and Family, Ruth Mae Rose and Family, The Cox Family, The Coconut Grove and Ridgeland Park Communities, Rev. Ronald and Katie-Ann Rollins, Rev. Christopher Roberts, Bishop George and Rev. Saveletta Fowler and The Final Hour Church and School Family, Bishop Albert Hepburn and The United Christian Church Family, Rev. Luther Thurston and The Seed Outreach Family, The Redemption Gospel Church Family, The Community Tabernacle Baptist Church Family, Rev. R. E. Cooper and The Mission Baptist Church Family, Bishop Trevor Williamson and the Trinity Full Gospel Baptist Church Family, Rev. John Henry Inniss and The Arrow of Deliverance Church Family, Pastor Lorene Russell and the Love Worth Finding Ministry,  Deliverance Revival Center Church Family, The staff of the Anatol Rodgers High School, The Staff of the Royal Bahamas Defense Force, The Staff of the Operating Theaters of P.M.H. and Doctors Hospital and a host of other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
 Friends may pay their last respects at East Sunrise Mortuary #36 Rosetta Street, Palmdale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday at the Church from 10 a.m. on Saturday until service time.

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April 20, 2012
2012 Winners of Supermodel of the Bahamas, Le' Face Cover Girl Bahamas

Nassau, Bahamas - The 2012 events Supermodel of the Bahamas, Super Talent of the Bahamas and Le' Face Cover Girl Search took place on April 15th and it was an evening to remember. The event was held at the British Colonial Hilton and had a panel of five judges: Mr. Cedric Bernard (designer) Kedar Clarke (fashion stylist) Lee Callender (vocal and speech coach) Anthony Smith (marketing guru) and Nadia Cash (physiologist), all who had a very tough task of contestant screening just hours before the event. They had their work cut out for them as the contestants took the stage. The outstanding candidates wore high fashion designs from Javotte Bethel of Javotte's Haute Couture, master designer, Mr. Cedric Bernard and Mrs. Jeniffer Pearce McPhee. Exquisite pieces were displayed to a sold out show with an audience that was fully entertained and uplifted.

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October 01, 2010
Pearline Olethea Albury, 93

Funeral Service for Pearline Olethea Albury, 93, affectionately called "Pearl" of Yamacraw Beach Estates and formerly of Harbour Island, who died at her daughter's residence September 21st, will be held on Saturday 11:00 a.m. at Wesley Methodist Church, Harbour Island. Rev. John Baldwin II, assisted by Brother Wayde Higgs will officiate and interment will follow in St. Catherine's Cemetery, Harbour Island.

Left to cherish the many wonderful memories shared are: One Son: Reswell N. Mather (Prince), One Daughter & Son-in-law: Ruth and Whitley Dixon; Grandchildren: Reynolds & Dellarese Mather, Audrey & Steve Symonette, Sasha Dixon; Great-grandchildren: Reynolds Jr., R ...

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September 08, 2011
Ministry officials, community leaders tour Farm Road

Officials of the National Anti-Drug Secretariat (NADS) in the Ministry of National Security, along with community leaders and members of the CEO Network, visited parts of the Farm Road and Centreville community yesterday as part of a joint initiative called 'United Against Crime'.  The initiative proposes the use of former gang leaders, who are now community leaders, by government in the fight to reverse the rising crime, violence and social disorder that is impacting the country.
"They (community leaders) represent men who have a depth of experience in crime, [and in recognizing] that they have contributed to the social decay in our country, they have offered themselves to be a part of the solution," said CEO Network president Deborah Bartlett yesterday.  "Anytime you want to clean up an area from anything that represents rebellion you must start with the environment."
The Ministry of National Security is seeking to inspire the people of all communities to take ownership of their personal, family and community responsibilities, said Bartlett.  She told The Nassau Guardian yesterday that the Ministry of National Security has also been taking time over the last 11 months to develop United Against Crime based on requests from various community leaders for more opportunities, instead of handouts.  She added that poor living conditions is a large contributing factor to the increasing crime levels.  In order to successfully address this issue more community involvement is needed, she noted.
Sunlight Cottage and Toote Shop Corner both have dilapidated cars, piles of garbage and debris and a number of uncleared drains, which have added to the frustrations of area residents, according to Troy Symonette, a member of United Against Crime.
Director of the National Anti-Drug Secretariat (NADS) Captain Godfrey Rolle commented that the government alone cannot address crime without the involvement of the community.  He added that the inner community leaders met with National Security Minister Tommy Turnquest in recent months
"I am enthused by the efforts I have seen from community leaders already and I invite corporate citizens, individuals and institutions to [contribute] to the initiative," he said.
Verdell Cargill, a resident of Farm Road, expressed that she was extremely concerned about the amount of garbage that has built up in the community, despite having placed her garbage outside for collection some three weeks prior, as did many other residents.
"My main concerns are the amount of garbage, the roaches and the mosquitoes that are around, especially considering the threat of dengue fever," she said yesterday in front of her home.  "It was like this during the passing of Hurricane Irene and it's still like this now," said Cargill.

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September 01, 2011
Denille Linaye Newry, 34

Funeral Service for the Late Denille Linaye Newry, 34 years of Minnis Track Subdivision, Carmichael Road will be held on Saturday September 3rd, 11:00 a.m. at Victory Temple Church of God, Hospital Lane & John Road. Pastor Devon A. Rolle assisted by Bishop Dencil Rolle will officiate. Interment will follow in Woodlawn memorial Gardens, Soldier Road.
She is survived by her husband of 14 years: Randolyn Newry; One son: Randolyn Daniel Newry; Her Parents: Lawrence and Dorinda Hanna; 2 Sisters: Lisa Musgrove and Tiffany Dean; 2 Nephews: Tre Smith and Barren Musgrove Jr.; 2 Nieces: Tatianna Musgrove and Tourea Dean; Father and Mother-in-Law: Randolyn Newly (Sr.) and Yvonne Campbell; 2 Sisters-in-Law: Mikelle and Kendra Newry; 3 Brothers-in-Law: Elton Newry. Barron Musgrove and Tobari Dean; 9 Aunts: Sarah Miller, Sylvia Linden, Frances, Patrice and Denise Cleare, Sandra, Charlotte and Eleanor Johnson, Corrine Curry, Marina, Rose and Lilla Hanna; 3 Uncles: Huedley Moss, Hansel Clarke and Dr. Eldon Johnson; 3 Aunts-in-Law: Victoria Moss, Maxine Clarke, Lydia Johnson; 2 Uncles-in-Law: David Miller, Anthony Linden; Other Relatives and Friends including: The Newry Family, Ernest Winters& Family, Irvin Armstrong & Family, Natha Rolle and Family, Alphonso Rolle and Family, the Francis family, Kenise Burrows and family, Keva Smith and Family (especially Kevano) Ms. Braynen & family, Sabrina Deleveaux and family, the Clarke family. Barry Lightbourne and Family, K.D.C, and family, Pastor Devon A. Rolle and Family, Dr. Myles Munroe and the B.F.M. Family, (Especially the Accounts Team), the Atlantis Family, Department of Public Service and Public Service Commission Families. Bishop Denzil Rolle & family, (Life W.C. Family) Pastor Andrews Evans & family (S.F.W.C. family), Jeff Grant and family, Dennis Campbell & family, Florence Newry & family, Renaldo Smith & family and Ramon Newry & family, One Family Prayer Ministry, Bishop Revy & Sister Francis, Doreen Thompson Lorena  Rolle and Family, Nenia Fox and Family, Mavis Culmer and Family, Megan Ferguson and family, Lavon Harris-Smith and family, Joy Moss and Family, Minister Lindell Rodgers-Johnson and Family, Mrs. Colleen Nottage and Family, Ms. Deborah Bastian and Family, Mrs. Joycelyn Gilbert and Family, Jack Curtis & family, Bettymae Bain & family, Mr. David R. Davis and Family, Apostle Brenda & Pastor Dwight Pratt and the family of Global Worship Centre, Stephanie Clears and family, Nelson Francis, Kermit Forbes, Pastor Ivry Johnson and the Gilead Family, the Financial Secretary and Staff of the Ministry of Finance.Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, # 44 Nassau Street on Friday from 10::0 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.
 

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Eldridge Anthony Burrows, 62
December 21, 2010
Eldridge Anthony Burrows, 62

Eldridge Anthony Burrows, 62, of Hepburn Town, Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama died at his residence on Saturday, December 18.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years: Enadell Burrows; mother: Isadora Burrows; three daughters: Shona Burrows, Kim Musgrove and Anitha Bartlett; six sons: Brian, Stephen, Fabian and Jerome Burrows, Dwayne Hanna and Jerome Rolle; 30 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren; 5 brothers, 8 sisters, 3 aunts, 2 uncles and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral Arrangements will be announced at a later date.

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November 16, 2011
SANDALS TARGETS 60 PER CENT OCCUPANCY TO '11 YEAR-END

By CHESTER ROBARDS

Tribune Senior Reporter

crobards@tribunemedia.net

SANDALS Royal Bahamian is eyeing a 2012 first quarter opening for the guest rooms refurbished via a $20 million investment, its general manager yesterday saying the all-inclusive resort was eyeing an average 60 per cent occupancy rate for the remainder of 2011.

Patrick Drake saidthat for the rest of the year, the Cable Beach-based resort property will host numerous travel agents from the US and Canada, who will sell Sandals' newly-remodelled guest rooms to their customers.

Mr Drake added that Sandals' "mega familiarisation" trips had already paid off, as several agents have made bookings for their clien ...

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July 18, 2014
Dr. Myles Munroe welcomed to St. Maarten for national leadership events

Prime Minister of St. Maarten Sarah Wescot-Williams and other government leaders welcomed Dr. Myles Munroe and his delegation to the Dutch speaking Caribbean nation of St. Maarten for a two-day national leadership training program.
The outstanding Bahamian leader was welcomed to the beautiful island nation by its Governor Eugene B. Holiday, President of Parliament Gracita R. Arrindell, and parliamentarians Jules James and George Pantophlet. Dr. Munroe was also invited to meet with Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams and Leader of the United People's Party Theo Heyliger.
Discussions surrounded the unique attributes of St. Maarten as a country, the vision for the country and how to address pertinent issues and move the country forward, while preserving the essence of the young country. Attributable to his extensive experience and insight in assisting countries across the globe to formulate a national vision and enhance their negotiating strategies, Dr. Munroe looks forward to returning to the island to continue discussions with the government and spiritual leaders of St. Maarten, so he can share his expertise and skills in this critical area.
"We are honored to have Dr. Munroe here in person, as many of us have read his books and watched him on television for many years," said Governor Eugene Holiday. "We hope this is the beginning of a long relationship with our island nation so that we can benefit from his vast leadership experience."
Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams in welcoming Dr. Munroe to the Parliament chamber stated; "Dr. Munroe, you are welcomed to our island and I have heard of the success of the meeting held in our nation the past two days in which thousands were affected by your positive and empowering message. My government would like to express our thanks for you coming to our community. We need men like you to assist us at this very critical time in our national development and transition."
After meeting with the government, Dr. Munroe drew one of the largest crowds the Island had ever seen, as over 2000 citizens of St. Maarten flocked to the Christian Fellowship Kingdom Center in Cole Bay over the two-days for the "Reclaiming Your Nation" conference, which many on the island said was opportune and life altering. The multitude of residents from French and Dutch St. Maarten nestled into the Christian Fellowship Kingdom Center, eagerly gulping the inspiration that streamed from the featured speaker, world renowned motivational speaker, best-selling author and phenomenal spiritual leader Dr. Myles Munroe.
Also addressing the masses at every session was President of the International Third World Leaders Association Dr. Peter Morgan, who used the opportunity to motivate the locals to envision themselves as the next world leaders. He declared "the other countries have had their time...this is the time for the third world countries."
At 11 a.m. on both days, Dr. Munroe met with pastors and business persons in seminars to share key information concerning becoming dynamic leaders and successful business owners. From every level of society, men and women flocked to the sessions, hungry to hear from the successful Caribbean businessman and world leader. To the leaders he admonished that "an effective leader can transform frightened people into bold, fearless people" and "an army of sheep led by a lion will defeat an army of lions that are led by a sheep". To the business men and women he enlightened, "you were born to become a dominant supplier of a certain gift."
As the morning sessions of political discussion and seminars faded, the evenings exploded with an unleashing of spiritual insight that left the residents of the island stunned in some cases, but motivated, inspired and transformed in every case. Many who witnessed the unfolding of the two evenings said they witnessed an unprecedented move of God.
Pastor of the Christian Fellowship Church Dr. Emmanuel Carbon, said, "The response to Dr. Munroe's visit was more than we anticipated and the gathering of numbers of citizens from both the French and Dutch speaking side of the island nation was the largest we have ever seen. I know this is the work of God." He continued, "This is just the beginning of reclaiming our nation for Christ and we knew it would begin with Dr. Munroe."
Member of Parliament Jules James stated; "Dr. Munroe over a period of two nights shook the foundation of the Christian belief system in St. Maarten, dispelled some fallacies that had been embedded in the belief system and reconstructed from the Bible, the truth about man's purpose and his need to discover that purpose, live it and dominate the earth as is intended by God. Our nation will never be the same."
Dr. Myles Munroe and his team arrived in St. Maarten with a message of hope and insight about nationhood, from a physical and spiritual aspect, at a point when the young country struggles to shape its vision and construct an identity as a people and as citizens of heaven's kingdom. In a field of withering dreams and arid pastures of purpose, Dr. Munroe ignited a spark of motivation and clarity and left a blaze of hope and determination. Dr. Munroe was personally invited by the government to return to the nation of St Maarten to continue the process he began. He promised to be back to help build the fire that will redefine the national vision of St Maarten.

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October 29, 2012
Customs names its employee of the year

SENIOR customs officer Dellarese Hinsey was named Employee of the Year at the Bahamas Customs Department during their recent award ceremony at Customs House.

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June 23, 2014
Wildcats, Brackettes win on ladies' night at the park

With a men's softball tournament going on in Abaco and the Bahamas Baseball Federation's (BBF) Championships being contested in Freeport, just women's teams saw action in the New Providence Softball Association (NPSA) this past weekend; it turned out to be laugher in both contests.
In a championship rematch, the defending champions, Sigma Brackettes, easily stopped the Proper Care Pool Sharks via the 10-run mercy rule in four innings; the Sigma Wildcats did the same to the Electro Telecom Lady Hitmen.
Brackettes 15, Sharks 5
The Brackettes are on a mission to win their second straight NPSA title. They got good production from the bottom of their line-up on Saturday night, and veteran pitcher Ernestine "Big Horse" Stubbs was solid from the mound to lead them to a resounding 15-5 win over the young Sharks.
Batting eighth, Sheena Taylor finished a perfect 2-for-2 with two RBIs and a run scored. She connected for two doubles off losing pitcher Rochea Morley. Theota Williams entered the game as a reserve, and had a RBI double in two at-bats. Kenise Symonette finished 1-for-2 with a RBI and two runs scored. Third baseman Amarige Taylor also finished 1-for-2 and drove in a run.
Stubbs scattered five hits and recorded the win.
Losing pitcher Morley had a hit, Brittney Rahming was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored, and Elizabeth Sawyer finished 1-for-2. Lead-off batter Lashawn Wiley had a hit in three at-bats and scored two runs.
The defending champions Brackettes improved to 3-2 in the standings while the Sharks dropped to 1-6, a year after making the NPSA finals. They decided to rebuild the team this year, going with much younger players while a lot of veterans left for other teams.
Wildcats 17, Lady Hitmen 0
The Wildcats are back, and they are back with a vengeance!
The former perennial champions of the league improved to a 6-0 win/loss record this year, as they blanked the Electro Telecom Lady Hitmen while putting up 17 runs on Saturday night at the Bankers Field, Baillou Hills Sporting Complex.
Mary "Cruise" Edgecombe fired a three-hitter in leading the Wildcats to the impressive win.
Offensively, the Wildcats got a huge night from Jeannette Hilton. She finished 2-for-3 at the plate with five RBIs and four runs scored. Sharnell Symonette got on base twice with bunt singles, and Donnette Edwards had a huge two-run single.
Latasa Armbrister, Randell Cooper and Kara Collie shared the three hits for the Lady Hitmen. Thela Johnson gave up eight hits in the loss.
"This is the first night that we really got all of our players out, so everyone came out here with a win in mind," said Hilton on Saturday night. Hilton had a bases-clearing triple in an eight-run second inning, and a two-run double in a five-run fourth inning.
"Everyone was on point tonight, and we came out on top," she said. "The first couple games my bat was really off, so I feel good that it is coming around now. I feel very good with the way that I'm swinging the bat right now. I think we're going all the way this year - NPSA Championship as well as round-robin. We have a good enough team to go all the way through."
The Lady Hitmen couldn't get anything going offensively. They fell behind 10-0 after just two innings, and then committed five errors in the final two frames, leading to seven more runs from the Wildcats.
"I'm a little disappointed with how things went tonight, but we'll go back to the drawing board and see if we can get it together for our next game," said Lady Hitmen Head Coach Carl Johnson. "Every game is crucial for us. I'm confident that we could get it together. The pitching and the batting is starting to come around, and God on our side, we'll have the strength to pull though. We'll be alright," he assured.
During the early part of the 2000s, the Wildcats won seven straight NPSA titles and none of 10, but haven't won in the past three years. They are off to a perfect start this year, remaining undefeated through six games. The Lady Hitmen, on the other hand, dropped to 1-5 with that loss on Saturday night.

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Mable Alvida Henderson, 85
November 07, 2011
Mable Alvida Henderson, 85

Funeral service for Mable Alvida Henderson, 85 yrs., a resident of Summer Haven South Beach & formerly of Matthew Town, Inagua, who died on 26th October, 2011, will be held at St. Gregrory Anglican Church, Carmichael Road, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Fr. S. Sebastian Campbell, assisted by Rev. Fr. Atma Budha. Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

Left to cherish her memories are her 4 children: Barbara Pratt, Dorchen Richardson, Jeffrey Henderson & Monique Marshall; 1 adopted daughter: Margaret Rodgers; 1 sister: Katherine Knowles; 2 sons-in-law: Marcel Pratt & Bert Marshall; 2 daughters-in-law: Francina Henderson & Natasha Henderson; 4 sisters-in-law: Terricita Henderson, Eloise Nixon, Gwenneth Lockhart, Lorraine Henderson & Bernice Nixon; 2 brothers-in-law: Reubin Knowles & Carl Pinder; 19 grandchildren: Pearl & Marcel Pratt, PC2234 Wilfred Pratt, Jason, Elmore & Chet Pratt, Ricardo Henderson, Nicole Henderson-Smith, Kristal Henderson & Noel Henderson III, Corey Richardson, Vashaun, Drew, Payton & Zane Henderson, Sean Symonette Jr., Gia, Bert & Kody Marshall & Dr. Juana Rodgers; 8 great grandchildren: Dana & Trinity Pratt, Shandon & Sanaa Smith, Kristina Maycock, Raquel & Ricardo Henderson & Amir Wells; 1 grandson-in-law: Dion Smith; 3 granddaughters-in-law: Cynthia Henderson, Brenetta (Kelly) & Dr. Inga Pratt; numerous relatives & friends including: the families of the late Eugene Darville, the late Pear Ingraham, the late Margaret Ingraham, the late Rosie Cartwright, the late Anna Ingraham, the late Adell Mcquay, the late Evelyn Stuart of New York, the late Edna Adderley, the late Samuel Henderson, the late Donald Henderson, the late Tudie Balfour, the late Hilda Cartwright, and the Nixon & Cartwright families of Inagua. Additional families and friends are: George & Bloniva Darville & family, William & Fredricka Thompson, Donna Henderson, Jane Smith, Leviticus (Romeo) Farrington & family, the community of Summer Haven Estates & the Harborside family at Atlantis.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

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December 20, 2010
NPWBA Action

WEEKEND RESULTS
Angels 69, COB Lady Caribs 44
Angels
Kaylicia Laing - 16 points
Ashley Moss - 14 points
Felicia Cartwright - 11 points
Diasti Delancy - 9 points
Lady Caribs
Shandell Williams - 11 points
Deandra Williams - 8 points
Gabrielle McKinney - 8 points
Alisha Bethel - 6 points
Lady Truckers 62, Sentinel All-Stars 38
Lady Truckers
Nakya Dean - 21 points
Darrenique Young - 15 points
Latoya Rolle - 12 points
Stacy Horton - 11 points
All-Stars
Jakia Brown - 12 points
Gariece Butler - 6 points
Hattie Grant - 6 points

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Julienne Bastian, 75
December 16, 2010
Julienne Bastian, 75

Funeral Service for Julienne Bastian, 75, of Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama, will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 10:00 am at Central Zion Church, Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama. Officiating will be Rev. Elvis Burrows. Interment follows in the Harbour West Public Cemetery.

Left to cherish her memories are her five sons: Cecil and Audley Similien, Lemonte Louis, Jorel Saltine and Sonny Bastian; five daughters: Julie and Sonia Bastian, Madella Noel and Nancy Louis; two stepsons: Elvardo Russell, Dexter Davis; two stepdaughters: Takasa Smith and St. Helen Similien; 39 grandchildren: Sonny Louis, Andy Louis, Nadacate Outten, Linksacom, Neahkim, Julinkscia Walkins, Joel, Tanisha Noel, Cecil Simi ...

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November 22, 2012
Face and Body Art Rocks the Runway at VOGA: Vision of Gifted Artist

Nassau, Bahamas -
November 18th 2012, at Super Club Breezes the audience was presented
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presented "VOGA: Vision of the Gifted Artist."

Five artists showcased their work on 15 runway models. Lorie Hamel from
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crowd involved with her theme of Carnival. The two American artists
Mandi iLene and Della Morte stunned the audience with the theme of the
three elements, "Earth, Water & Fire", and Under the Deep Blue Sea
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Enjoy Thanksgiving 5-Course Dining at Flying Fish Modern Seafood

Freeport, Grand Bahama
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Yes, we are OPEN on Thanksgiving Weekend!  Try us for Lunch on
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11am-3pm.  Dinner and Happy Hour
every night! 

Our chef's 5-Course Tasting Menu is Thanksgiving inspired:

1st course: Pumpkin & Conch Beignet; 2nd course: Apple & Parsnip Soup with Brie Fritter; 

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December 12, 2010
Sports In Brief

BASKETBALL

NPWBA TRIPLE

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THE College of the Bahamas Lady Caribs, the Four J's Cheetahs and Boomer G Lady Angels all prevailed Saturday night when the New Providence Women's Basketball Association played a triple header at the D W Davis Gymnasium.

Caribs 70, All-Stars 48

Natiska Silver scored a game high 16 points with 19 rebounds and three steals, while Shadell Williams scored 13 points with seven rebounds, four steals and two assists as the College of the Bahamas routed the Sentinel Juniors.

Markira Gibson scored nine points with seven rebounds and Myracle Davis added eight points with three rebounds, three steals and two assists in a losing effort.

Cheetahs 79, Queen's 51

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