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An Exciting Bahamas Pilot Challenge 2011 Sets the Stage for 2012 Competition
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - With the ink still wet on his Pilot's License,
Indiana flying enthusiast, Dale Dellacqua, flew to 12 Bahama Islands in
four days to nab the coveted Bahamas Pilot Challenge , sponsored by The
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation and Pilot Mall.com.
Launched in 2011, The Bahamas Pilot Challenge offered exciting prizes to
general aviation pilots to fly to 12 of The Islands Of The Bahamas
airports of entry (poe) to win amazing prizes; which included the grand
prize of an eight night stay on four different, islands in The Bahamas....
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.
Funeral services for Garth Basil "Dadso" Wells, 71 yrs., a resident of Albury Street and formelry of George Town, Exuma, who passed away on 27th May, 2011, will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Farrington Road, on Saturday at 11 a.m. Officiating will be Fr. Martin Gomes, SS.CC. Interment follows in Catholic Cemetery, Tyler Street.
Left to mourn his faithful and loving memories are:
His loving and devoted wife: Mary
SONS: Stephen, Terrance, Ricardo and Valentino Wells, and Jonathon Barry
DAUGHTERS: Dorothea Wells-Brown and Elaine Wells-Lightbourn
BROTHERS: Willis Hart, Dereck Wells, Sidney and Carlton Adderley
SISTERS: Jacquelyn Wells-Dean, Laura Smith, Elsie Moxey, Brenda Wells-Rolle and Brenda Wells-Martin
AUNT: Rowena Rolle
SON-IN-LAW: Rudolph Brown
DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW: Beroline, Kendra and Sharmaine Wells
BROTHERS-IN-LAW: Clement, Simeon, Leander, Ephraim and Thomas Higgs
SISTERS-IN-LAW: Norma Pinder, Thaclia Higgs, Carmetta Saunders, Veronica Adderley and Philicia Roberts of Harbour Island, Daisy Dorsett and Daphne Adderley.
NIECES: Cheryl Strachan, Pamela Lowe, Tammy Butler, Jan Miller, Deidre Taylor, Darshelle Sands, Glenda Rolle, Brendalee Martin, Julie and Lisa Hart, Dereeka, Marsha and Cypriana Wells, Jonella and Kaylisa Adderley, Theresa Wells-Maclour and Charmaine Wells-Burrows, Laverne Bethel, Joy Armbrister, Karen Rowland, Tanya Thompson and Dominique Thompson.
NEPHEWS: Derell, Patrick, David, Jeffery and Wentworth Wells, George Wells, Jr., Tavyn Sands, Rodney Cruz and Creflo Adderley.
GRANDCHILDREN: Shandon Wells, Sr., Patrick, Brian, Stevette, Suzuette, Stevandrae, Joshua, Jonathon, Joel, Joshua, Jamel, Jermiah, Racquel, Shonell, Sheurell, Jahsiri, Tyler, and Theo Wells. Crystal, Dominique, and Rachael Brown, Michael, Shane, and Marnarrey Lightbourn.
GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Michael, Kristin, Ashley and Miley Cartwright, Shandon Wells, Jr., Brenay and Trinity Wells.
A host of other relatives and friends including Michael Cartwright, Tashel Wells, Shelia Murchision-Johnson, Antoinette Dean, Jeffery Adderley, Wellington Walkes, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Reginald Turnquest and Family, Pastor H.A. Roach and Family, Ena Thompson, Stephanie Delancey, Charlice Curry, Karal Roach, and Luther & Wendell Rolle, (EXUMA). The Doctors and Nurses of the Princess Margaret Hospital, Male Surgical Ward #2, The Food and Nutrition Department of Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre and Princess Margaret Hospital, the entire Chippingham Community, and the Cricket Club Association.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from 2-5 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until service time.
Bradley B Roberts
National Chair Progressive Liberal Party
March 17th 2012
Gold Rush Launch of the Pineridge and Central Grand Bahama Constituencies
I am honoured to be here tonight to lend my strong support to Senator Dr
Michael Darville and Julian Bedell Russell, both men of proven ability and
exemplary leadership qualities.
FUNERALl SERVICES for the late Benjamin Joseph Ferguson of Tropical Gardens/Golden Gates #1 and formerly of Brown, Crooked Island will be held on Saturday at New Bethany Baptist Church, Key West Street at 10 a.m. Officiating will be Bishop Victor Cooper Jr., J.P. assisted by other ministers of the Gospel. Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens & Mausoleum.
Mr. Ferguson was pre-deceased by his loving wife of 55 years Mrs. Merletha Eliza Ferguson and his eldest son Godfrey B. Ferguson and daughter Sharon Joy Ferguson.
Indelible memories are left on the hearts of his children: Winston and Chief Petty Officer Lloyd Nelson Ferguson, Joan Clarke, Yvonne Cooper, Beverly Ferguson and Rose Morrison; 4 sisters: Vera Ferguson, Irene Ferguson, Estella Cox and Florence Lewis; 1 Brother: Laban Ferguson; 1 Son-in-law: Oswald Morrison; 2 Daughters-in-law: Althea and Janet Ferguson; 1 Brother-in-law: Nehemiah Moss of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; 3 sisters-in-law: Naomi Munnings, Elizabeth Adderley, Beulah McPhee, Tristina Ferguson, Edna Ferguson, and Barbara Moss; 15 Grand-children: Raquel Kellman, Jerrett, Shakera and Ryan Clarke, Ashley (Red) Williams, Sasha Ferguson, Cherita Cooper, Jasmin, Jade, and Emerald Ferguson, Rashad Ferguson, Adam Miller, Chad Woodside, Tyler and Tarah-Rose Morrison; 6 Great-Grandchildren: Kevin Kellman, Jahvaughn Clarke, Devonte and Darren Clarke, Alia Pitt, and Sapphire Clarke; A host of other relatives and friends including: Reverend Franklyn and Sister Katie Clarke, Reverend Wendell Lewis, Minister Marion Sturrup, Lorraine Moss, Sharon Farringtion, New Bethany Baptist Church Family, The Men Fellowship, The Usher Board, Brother Major, Brother Jones, Elder Kendal Darling, Deacon Cornelius Cooper, Victor Cooper Sr. Dr. John Lunn & his staff, The staff of Oncology Princess Margaret Hospital, Mr. & Mrs. Henry Ferguson, Mr. & Mrs. Donald Knowles, Mr. & Mrs. Fulton Bain, Mr. Hershel Collie, Reverend Randolph Beneby, Mrs. Heastie, Nathalie Bruno, Mr. Willie Dawkins, Mr. Altman Bonimy, Sisal Road, Golden Gates Family, Ms. Diggis and Ms Johnson & Royal Eagle Lodge #1 and a host of other relatives and friends.
Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Evergreen Mortuary, Mackey Street South on Thursday from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.; on Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and again at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until service time.
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.
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, ...
By JEFFARAH GIBSON
Tribune Features Writer
FORMER senior commissioner of police, the late Stanley Riddell Moir, is no longer around to carry on a family tradition known as the AMGU Awards, which stands for "a Moir never gives up", but his grandchildren intend to keep the tradition alive.
Mr Moir, who died at age 89, started the family award as a way to encourage his grandchildren to always persevere whenever they felt like giving up. Anytime they felt a feat could not be accomplished, he was always quick to remind them that "a Moir never gives up".
Building up a person, whether a family member or a stranger was just Mr Moir's nature. He loved to see people progress ...
Funeral Service for MR. William John Pinder Jr., age 53 years of Bailey Town, Bimini will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Name Roman Catholic Church, Bailey Town, Bimini. Officiating will be Father George K assisted by Deacon John Sears. Interment will follow in the Catholic Cemetery, Porgy Bay, Bimini.
Cherished memories are held by his father: William Pinder Sr.; daughter: Avarelle Pinder Williams;
adopted children: Jerry, Sophie, Shirvan, Shirlease, Shirvoughnte, Danielle and Danavier; son-in-law: Pastor Ronnell Williams; grandchildren: Ronnell Jr. and Hezekiah; brothers: Insley, Ellon, Elvin and Patrick Pinder; sisters: Jeanie and Lilly Pinder; aunts: Doris Walker, Esther Rolle; uncle: Malcolm Pinder; nieces: Julia Hanna, Shirlene Bain, Lindsay, Kaityre, Leann, Leronda, Jodyann, Elviann, Julyette, and Geomantha Rolle; nephews: Levell and Levon Rolle, Melvin, Kairo, Kadre, Julyen and, Antwon Pinder; grandnieces: Levonya Rolle; grandnephews: Brian Cargill, Levell Jr. Levondre and Leano Pinder; sisters-in-law: Birdie, Cyrene, Franka, and Ellen Pinder; godchild: Wayne Neely Jr.; godmother: Willamae Sawyer; numerous cousins: Austin and Gia, Lionel and family, Raymond, Franklyn and family, Kelsie Pinder and family, Laurice and Laurine Pinder and family, Cynthia and family, Ludell and family, Rosa, Stanley Stuart and family, Rose Stuart and family, Howard Stuart, Eunamae Smith and family, Stephanie and Juliette Dottin and family, Rex Grant and family, Terry Rolle and family, Sheila Rolle and family, David Rolle and family, Verlease Rolle, Ailene and Howard Wilson, Benjamin, Reverend Jeff and Peter Francis and family, Rodney Dottin and family, Darrell Dottin, Cardinal and Fabian Bain and family, Hillary Cargill and family; and a host of other relatives and friends including Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Ellis and family, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Jones and family, Mr. and Mrs. Oriel Rolle and family, Mr. and Mrs. George Weech and family, Gregory and Stephen Baker and family, Emma Rolle and family, Pastor and Mrs. Edmund Ellis, Pastor and Mrs. Oriel Ellis and family, Ebbie David and family, Marionette Sands and family, Mae Rolle and family, Thurman Saunders, Wayne Neely Hon. Obie Wilchcombe M.P. for West End and Bimini, Corvell, Norine Francis and family, Karen David and family, Veronica Pritchard, Marionette Thompson Jerome, Winkie, Fabian, Matt and Walter Stuart and family, Anna and Stella, James Brown, Toya, Pastor Dave Ellis, Larry, Kendall, Chadwell, Rhoda Braynen, Shawna. Administrator Sherrick Ellis and family, Chief Councilor Lloyd Edgecombe Sr. and family Karen Sherman, Shannon Bullard, Wayne Neely, Dion Moss, Thurman, Julie, Jason, Tassie Saunders, Kendall, Creswell, Anthony, Alethia Romer, Robbie Smith, Dianne Robins and family, Mae Rolle and family, Corvell, Montez, Joe Pinder, Billy Joe, Shereka Higgs, Noel McNeil, Orlando Sands, Joe Jones and family, Treco, Ossie, Gina, Ken, Quint, Toya, Richie Hepburn, Candy, Anthony Rolle, Altico Opato, Lachresha, Diane Robins and family, Jenkins Rolle and family, Doctor Simms, Edward Williams and family, Amanda Knowles and family, Roslyn Ritchie and family, Jerry Fisher and family, Holy Name Catholic Church Family and the entire community of Bimini especially Porgy Bay; Management and Staff and T.S.L Water Taxi Crew, Management and Staff at The Bimini Community Clinic and The Staff of The Rand Memorial Hospital.
Viewing will be held in the "Serenity Suite"at Restview Memorial Mortuary and Crematorium Limited, #11-A Coral Road, Freeport, Grand Bahama Thursday from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. and at Holy Name Roman Catholic Church Hall, Bailey Town, Bimini on Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until service time.
A funeral service for Margaret Ellamae Davis, 67, a resident of Yellow Elder, who passed away on 6th June, 2011, will be held at Church of God Cathedral, East Street and 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 Gloria Lawrena Knowles
Niece and grand-niece: Adelia and Shadelle Major
Cousins: Sarahlene Royal, Mavis Wilson, Rosabell Wilson (and descendents of the late Clayton Wilson); Marie, Edward, Sidney (the Whymns); Sandra, Norma, Andrea, Linda, Dudley, Gerald (the Sawyers); Roslyn, Sybil, Paula, Kaye, Eugene (the Tootes); Neville, Arthur, Andrew, Robert, Shirley, Dame Joan (the Sawyers); Coral Lightbourne, Geraldine Ferguson, Lillian Saunders, Priscilla Forbes, Muriel Ferguson, Dorothy Marshall, Eleston and Richard McPhee.
Other relatives: descendents of Rev. Maurice Mallory, including Yvonne Abouziede, Helena Robinson, Alfred Mallory and their children
Special friends: Heslyn Fernander, Berthamae Ferguson, Clover Pratt, Pastor and Members of East St. Church esp. Ladies Prayer Band, The Convention Choir, The National body of the Church of God, Sister Cecilia and patrons of St. Joseph Day Care Centre, Nurse Zel Lockhart, Nurse Doreen Fernander, Patricia Sands and Mrs. Ethlyn Deleveaux
God-children: Yvette Campbell-Morris and James Pinder, Jr.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday, and on Saturday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.
A funeral service for Olga Naomi Rigby, 90 yrs., a resident of Howard Street, Chippingham and formerly of Clarence Town, Long Island, who passed away on 7th June, 2011, will be held at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Clarence Town, Long Island, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Archdeacon Kingsley Knowles. Interment follows in church's cemetery.
Left to cherish her loving memory with hope in their hearts are: eight children and their spouses: Evangelist Lolamae Rolle (Rev. Victor Rolle), Elder Reginald Rigby (Rev. Louise), Euterpie Rigby, Janet Lightboum (Richard), John Rigby (Karen), Anthony Rigby (Sophie), Baldwin Rigby Sr., Alana (Jeanice) Smith (Neville). Twenty-seven grandchildren and their spouses: Wendell Rigby Jr.(Liilian), Antoinette Armstrong (Garfield) Alan Rigby (Heidi), Sonia Dean (Clete), Theus Rolle-Fountain, Bacchus Rolle (Kimberley), Dulcie Rigby-Smith (Patrick), Dr. Reginald Neymour (Carol), Derel Thompson (Keith), D'Andra Rigby, Prisca Pulz (Oliver), Delvin Rigby, Vonetta Johnson, Raynard Edgecombe, Jonnell, Jonneice and M'Kyle Rigby, Anthony Jr., Alexis and Anton Rigby, Samantha, Candice and Baldwin Rigby Jr., Keno Smith (Kikiya), PC 3472 Theo, Blair and Sophie Smith, 30 Great-grandchildren, two Great-great-grandchildren; Brother: George Rahming of Georgia; Daughter-in-Law: Nancy Rigby; Brother-in-Law: Vincent Gibson of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Sister-in-Law: Emmaline Wallace of Freeport, Grand Bahama; Numerous Nieces and Nephews including Wilbur Major (Brenda) of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Lois Bethel (Charles), Eloise Moncur, Edna Dean (David) of Opalocka, Fla., Alma Ferguson (Henry), Lutricia Jackson, Thais, Linwood and Lohman Rahming of Deerfield Beach, Fla., Lillith Womack (Albert), Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Dolly, Beverley and Janice Gibson of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Sheila Musgrove (Robert) and a host of other relatives and friends including but not limited to: Patrick and Lorna Lightbourn, Deborah Major, Christine Anderson, Keith and Wendy Major, Marietta Major, Beryl Adams, Admiral and Dolores Ferguson, Nancy Arangil, Ruth Minnis, Reginald and Annie Minnis, Mr. & Mrs. Ancil Pratt, Mrs. Brenda Hart, Barbara Albury, Jestina McGregor of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Carlos and Sarah Milander, the Minnis, Major, Taylor, Bowe families of Clarence Town, Long Island, the entire staff of Main Operating Theatre, Princess Margaret Hospital, Archdeacon Kingsley Knowles and Mrs. Knowles, Canon Harry Ward and Mrs. Ward, Rev. Michael Gittens, Archdeacon 1. Ranfurly Brown, Canon Curtis Robinson and Mrs. Robinson, Rev. Samuel Sturrup, Rev. Sebastian Campbell, Rev. Peter Scott, Rev. Ernest Pratt, Holy Spirit Anglican Church, Bishop Ros Davis and Rev. Althea Davis and the Golden Gates Outreach Ministries family, Zion Yamacraw Baptist Church family, St. Joseph's Day Care Centre, Bahamas Association of Ministers' Wives & Ministers' Widows, Noreen Major and Visitation Team of St. George's Anglican Church, the Parish of St. Paul's and the entire community of Clarence Town, Long Island.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Thursday, and on Friday at the Church in Long Island from 2:00 p.m. until service time on Saturday.
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - A 24-year-old mother has become Grand Bahama's fifth homicide victim for 2011.
The woman sustained a fatal gunshot wound to the head on Saturday night while in the Royal Bahamia Estates area.
According to police, they received a call around 10:45 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, notifying them that a female had been shot.
Uniformed and plain clothes officers responded and they learned the woman had taken a bullet to the head, and she was transported by ambulance to the Accident and Emergency section of the Rand Memorial Hospital to receive treatment.
The victim, who is a resident of Eight Mile Rock, succumbed to her injuries a short time later, mere minutes before 11:00 p.m, police said.
Police said that the motive for the fatal shooting is unknown at this time. They are calling for the help of the Grand Bahama community to assist in solving this crime, and are urging anyone with information that could assist their investigation to call 350-3107/8, 352-9774/5 or 911.
Detectives from the Central Detective Unit, Scenes of Crime Unit and uniformed divisions are conducting an intense investigation into the shooting, according to police.
Police are also urging the public to come forth with any information they may have on the homicides of 31-year-old Kiano Javier Martinborough and 29-year-old Sonny Anafolis, the third and fourth homicide victims for the year.
Both were shot in the Garden Villas area.
Martinborough was shot in the head on Sunday, May 8, 2011 sometime after 11:00 p.m.
When police arrived on Adventurer's Way after being notified about the shooting, officers came across Martinborough, who was lying on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.
He was pronounced dead shortly after being transported by ambulance to the Rand Memorial Hospital.
Anafolis, who was shot in the back of the neck on Monday, May 16, became paralyzed from his injuries and remained in critical condition until he died on Friday, May 27 at the Princess Margaret Hospital in New Providence.
Sources told The Freeport News that the deaths of Martinborough and Anafolis were connected, alleging that Anafolis was the intended victim the night Martinborough was killed.
The first homicide for the year occurred when 24-year-old Tamaro Johnson was stabbed on Sunday, March 8, outside of Club Rock N' Roll in the International Bazaar.
Johnson, who had received multiple stab wounds to the body, succumbed to his injuries the next day at the Rand Memorial Hospital.
Twenty-one-year-old Jonathan McKenzie and 18-year-old Darieo Demetrius Smith were charged with his murder.
Both will return to court on July 13, 2011 for a preliminary inquiry.
Forty-two-year-old Patrick Russell of Lewis Yard was killed on Monday, March 7, becoming the island's second homicide.
Russell had been sitting in his vehicle through an unpaved road between Weddell Avenue and Bruce Avenue when another vehicle approached and the occupants opened fire on him.
He sustained multiple gunshots wound about the body and was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Rand Memorial Hospital.
Twenty-eight-year-old Leonard Louis Barnett was charged with his murder.
In a move which Bahamas Powerlifting Federation (BPF) President Rex Burnside is terming as long overdue, two former pacesetters in the sport here in The Bahamas will be the first persons to be inducted into its Hall of Fame. That first class of inductees will include former national champions Tony Mortimer and Della Thomas.
Mortimer set the national record in the squat at the initial national championships in 1981, 430 pounds, and according to Burnside, Thomas, who later ventured into bodybuilding, was the first female in the country to really get involved in sport of powerlifting. She also competed at those 1981 championships, and continued competing for another three to four years before switching t ...
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.
Funeral Service for Lillian Maude Andrews-Duncombe, 102, of Carib Road & formerly of High Rock, South Andros will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.
Apostles of the End Time Church
West & Ferguson Streets
Pastor Carlos Wallace
Other Ministers of the Gospel
Southern Cemetery, Cowpen & Spikenard Roads
Left to cherish her memories are four Sons: Apostle Wendell, Hayward, Garnet and Johnny Duncombe; five Daughters: Mothers Marilyn Wallace, Susan Ferguson, Syblean Forbes, Jacqueline Duncombe and Goldie Jean-Pierre; Son-in-law ...
Funeral service for Ural "Ba Ural" Missick, 79 yrs., a resident of St. Mark Street, Nassau Village & formerly of Turks Island, who died on 19th August, 2011, will be held at First Holiness Church of God, Bamboo Town, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Bishop Walter Hanchell, assisted by Pastor Samuel McIntosh.
A man arrested moments after a $5 armed robbery has been convicted.
A jury unanimously convicted Balmont Thompson of the 2012 hold-up after deliberating just over two hours.
According to the evidence, Thompson and two other men accosted three women as they were leaving the One Family Junkanoo Practice on Market Street.
Thompson took a Dooney and Bourke purse that contained $5 from one of the women, whom he had dashed to the ground.
The woman later saw Thompson walking with her purse. According to the evidence, the woman clipped Thompson with her car and he fired two shots, which struck the car's bumper.
Officers on patrol in the area heard the gunshots and arrested Thompson a short time later in Hospital Lane.
Thompson denied the allegations at his trial.
Justice Carolita Bethell will sentence him on May 29 at 2 p.m.
Anthony Delaney, Anishka Hanchell and Cordell Frazier prosecuted.
Gregory Hilton appeared for Thompson.
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.
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 ...
Mrs. Audrey Laverne Pintard-Lockhart age 78 years of Soldier Road East and formerly of Duncan Town, Ragged Island will be help on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 10am at Abundant Life Bible Chapel, Abundant Life Road. Co-Senior Pastor Cranston Knowles, Senior Pastor Emeritus Ed Allen, assisted by Pastors O'Neil Russell and Algy Malcolm will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery, Soldier Road.
The Radiance of this "Diamond of A Gem" will always glow in the hearts of her:
Daughters: Janet Nixon, Roslyn Lockhart, Anna Hall, Lydia Jones and Dorothy Horton;
Sons: Royaural Simeon, David, Philip, Elroy Lockhart and Austin Weekes;
Grandchildren: Leterah and Jonathan Munnings, Shanette, Treniqua and Cherise Nixon, Audra Campbell, Crystal and Crista Strachan, Leroy Jones Jr., Royaural, Anson, Royann, Phillippa, Philip Jr, Deangelo, Ramon, Clement, Mark, Philip II , Jack Mark and Elroy Jr.;
Sons-in-law: Olrice Nixon and Leroy Jones;
Daughters-in-law: Pretina, Camille and Cleo Lockhart;
Aunt: Estella Wallace (Deerfield, Florida);
Brothers: Atwell, Edison, Osborne, George and Senator Hon. Michael Pintard;
Sisters: Tezel Butler, Maizie Poitier, Stephanie Rolle, Marcia Munroe and Rosemary Bowe;
Sisters-in-law: Veronica, Florinda, Ena, Margaret, Eleanor and Berlice Pintard, Violet Pintard-Johnson, Barbara McKinney, Yvonne Miller, Maudline Maycock, Ethylee Lockhart;
Brothers-in-law: Osborne Lockhart, Neville McPhee, Christopher Wallace, Herman Munroe, Hughdon Bowe, Emerson Rolle;
Numerous Nieces and Nephews including: Prieta, Mispah, Anatol, Cleo, Cyd, Sophia, John, Luther, Henry, Wendy, Wendell, Carlos, Celestine, Anita, Michael, Bernadette, Michelle, Walter, Keith, Yvette, Valeria, Melanie, Cindy, John, Nicole, Sebastian, Marchanille, Tanya, Hughdon Jr., Timcey, Tanya, Samuel, Laurinell, Kharis, Ahmal, Kieron, Marion, Perry, Patrick, Nelson, Jennimae, Collingwood, Paulette, Rosemary, Roy, Donna, Keith, Renea, Patrice, Paulette, Rochelle, Osbourne Jr., Dereck, Linda, Jasmine, Ruthann, Sheena, Elkenny, William, Ellery, Freeman, Deborah, Andrew, Samuel, Enid, Glen, Jeleta, Hosanna, Scott, Donna, Kevin, Dwayne, Nelson, Daniel, Emmit, Oraline, Vernita, Reba, Juanita, Oscar, Joseph, Angela, Cyprianna, Orion, Lemuel, Geleta, Constance, Cephas Jr., Christine, Stephanie, Patrice, Etienne, Norma, Lisa and Ethel;
Other loving family and friends including: Carl and Joycelyn Bastian, Mr. and Mrs. Zacharias Dorsett, Dr. Rickey Davis, Sister Kim Davis, Nurse Melonie Hall, Gina Carter, Sis. Patsy Knowles, Ruthie Newbold, Kaylus Horton, Christine King, Delores Rolle, Maxine Kelly-Edgecombe, Clothilda Ferguson, Mrs. Elva Moxey, Mrs. Cynthia Briggs, Demison Nesbitt, Patrick, Jerry Maycock, Mary Jane Moxey, Lavern Maycock, Nezera, Muriel, Moiah and Deborah Wilson, Maurice Wallace, Cyril and Claudine Joffre, Yvonne Munroe, Christopher and Frances Wallace, Edwin Wallace, Roselda Morley, Lovely Armbrister, Mizpah Tertullien, Melberth Charlton, Isadora Bastian, Ellen Poitier, Ignatius Wallace and their Families, The Wallace, Lockhart, Munroe, Armbrister, Bridgewater, Curling, Maycock and McPhee Family, The Soldier Road C0mmunity, The Ragged Island Community, The Abundant Life Church Family;
Special Thanks to: The Sons and Daughters of Zion Prayer Group, Zion Yamacraw Baptist Church Family, All Saints Anglican Church Family and Kiwanis Clubs in The Bahamas especially Fort Montagu Club, Office of the Attorney General, The Gaming Board and L. W. Junior High School.
Visitation will be in the "Emerald Suite" Emerald Ridge Mortuary & Monument Company Ltd. #20 Claridge Road of Friday, October 28, 2011 from 1pm to 6pm and at Abundant Life Bible Chapel, Abundant Life Road on Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 9am to service time.
Three women and five men police allege were involved with Wednesday's Bank Lane riot were charged yesterday with offenses
that included causing public terror and disorderly behavior. Lynaire Bethel, 18, Derrick Adderly, 24, Lyndell Bethel, 18, Clinton Charles, 27, Jarvis Burrows, 29, all of Balls Alley, Jonnice Adderly, 25, of Hamster Road, Clinton Kemp, 18, of Shirley Street, and Fabien Rolle, 23, of Jubilee Gardens were arraigned before Magistrate Carolita Bethell. Police allege the group caused the disruption following the murder arraignment of Javan Colebrooke.
Funeral service for Vernice Brenette Alleyne Prudent, 64 yrs., a resident of #3 Oxford Avenue, who died on 21st August, 2011, will be held at Bethel Baptist Church, Meeting Street, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Timothy Stewart, assisted by Other Ministers of the Gospel. Inerment follows in the Church's Cemetery.
Left to cherish her memories are her children: Two Daughters: Patrice Hepburn, Vilvert and Sharmaine Ferguson of Miami Fla., Two Sons: Bernard Collie Sr. and Leroy Miller; Adopted children: Vanessa Walkes, Terrance Cooper, Rev. Ethan Fairweather, Att. Carla Demeritte, Phillipa Thompson, Juanita Gibson, Andre Wallace, Prince Prudent, Scott Taylorm Ken, Peter, Stacia Thompson, Darrie, Francis, Tia Francis, Torshika Bain, Geanno and Shandia Beneby; five grandchildren: Bernard Collie Jr., Jeffrice Strachan, Vestrinique Miller, Zion Conneym, Alexis Ferguson; five sisters: Vanria Malcolm, Roslyn Fernander, Sandra Johnson, Carmetta Nesbitte and Prescola Barbes; nine brothers: Kermit Douglas, Anthony Marshall, Clifford Fernander, Shuffel, Vandyke, Phillip, Elvis and Oliver Hepburn, and Kenneth Alleyne of New York; two sons-in-law: Harold Vilvert and Renald Ferguson of Miami, Florida; one daughter-in-law: Cpt. Inez Miller; four brothers-in-law: Wendall Malcolm, Larry Johnson, Corneilus Nesbitt and Rodyn Barbes; six sisters-in-law: Helen Alleyne, Tanya Douglas, Susan, Michelle, Dioni and Susan Hepburn, one adopted sister: Louis Crenshaw of Minnesota (USA); two step sisters: Rowena Albury and Pauline Nairn; Kristin, Shanna, Royannm Shakara, Crystal, Shantavia, Rhondam, Patrenda, Sameatta, Helena, Lorraine, Ketra, Vandrya, Meaghan, Lavanda, Lashelle, Monteza, Shayla, Diannam Stacia, Kenva, and Tia; twenty-nine nephews: Trevor, Kevin, Kent, Kyle, Patrick, Roswell, Don, Gino, Chino, Javison, Quawadis, Isreal, Kermit Jr., Samuel, (Joey), Alexander, Rodyn III, Shuffel Jr., Jammal, Thedore, Elbert, Avener, Theron, Elliott, Philip Jr., Nathan, Kyle, Elvis Jr., and Warren; two uncles: Charles and Edward Poitier; two aunts: Ikena and Thelma Poitier, numerous cousins including: Paulamae Ferguson, Idamae Bain, Capt. Vernita Hepburn, Theresa Hepburn, Sheryl Major, Vandell Thomas, Sharon Poitier, Ronda Nixon, Winnfred, Charles Poitier, Oswald Poitier, Solomon, Lawrence Rolle, Alfred Knowles, Kermit Hepburn, Edwin and Melvin Poitier, Austine and Carmen Heoburnm Janet Poitier, Wendy Smith, Donna, Lil Clifford, Julia and Julian Hepburn, Audrey and Parish and Rev. Tony Hanna; Thirty-five grand nieces and twenty-eight grand nephews: Other relatives and friends including: Rev. Timothy Stewart and Family, the Dorsett Family, Ruth and Donnell Russell and Family, Marie Woodside and Family, Denise Stubbs and Family, Patsy and the Girls, Florence Greenslade and family, Dr. Hubert Olander and Family, Michael Pintard and Family, The Quakoo Street Family, The Thompson Lane Family, Judy Beneby and Family, The Lewis Family, Rosalie Neymour and Family, Uleus Prudent and Family, John, Campbell, The Stubbs Family, Lucille Kelly and Family, Madlyn Wells and Family, Shawn Sturrup & Family, The entire Bethel Baptist Church Family, Henry Bostwick and Family, Kenneth Johnson and Family, The Staff of Family Guardian Insurance, Sandra Hepburn and Family, Sandra Mackey and Family, The Newbold and Higgs Families, Keva Brahilda Johnson and Family, The Department of Social Services, Melrose Pinder and Family, Debra Saunders and Family, Dora Bethel and Family, other Family and Friends too numerous to mention.
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.
Last rites for Hesley Brown, 60, of Mastic Point, North Andros, will be held on Saturday at 11am, at the Living Waters Church of God, in Mastic Point. Officiating will be Bishop Reginald Ferguson. Assisted by Pastor Lorenzo Harris; Interment in The Public Cemetery, Mastic Point Andros.
He is survived by three sons: Valentino, Ringo and Fabian Brown; Daughter: Maxcine Brown; Nine grandchildren: Rockey, Ashley and Payton Brown, Joudelle and Jonaz Pierre, Taynesha Brown, Justin Brown, Brendish and Fabian Brown Jr.; One brother: Burton Brown; Five aunts: Ruth Russell Ward, Deaconess Cleomie Russell Saunders Rev Mavis Gaitor, Sarah and Beatrice and Betty Russell of Freeport Grand Bahama; One u ...
Funeral service for Evelyn McPhee, 89 yrs., a resident of Durham Street, Mt. Royal Avenue East & formerly of George Town, Exuma, who died on 28th August, 2011, will be held at The New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Blue Hill Road, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Pastor Alfred Stewart, assisted by Minister Theophilus Claridge. Interment follows in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, JFK Drive.
Left to cherish her memories are her 1 son: Preston Bullard; 1 daughter: Rudie McPhee; 9 grandchildren: Paula Sherman, Odette, Shavon, Maceo & Wayne (Charmaine) Seymour, Sherrel, Presley, Pedro & Ricardo Bullard; 13 great grandchildren: Raynard, Ashton, Orrin, Mylyk, Neveah, Rubianno, Shamika, Delano, Decarlo, Chacarra & Pedro Jr.; 1 great great grandchild; host of nieces & nephews including: Willamae (Donald) Lotmore, Yvonne Bethel, Sidney McPhee, Shirley, Louise, Leroy & James McPhee, Miriam (Wendell) Bain, Doreen Strachan, George Wilkinson of New York, Virgie Tresvant of Opa Locka, Fl., Andrea Saunders, Renee Roberts, Zinabeth Sands, Melissa Ferguson, & Antoinette McPhee; 1 sister-in-law: Agnes McPhee; grand nieces & nephews: Juanita (Jerome) Roberts, Penny, Zetta, Robert & Shawn (Janice), Antwn Saunders of Bimini, Wesley Jr. & Myron Saunders of Bimini, Ricardo & Jermaine Lotmore, Lakeno, Tameko, Shenequa, Samantha, Dena, Jarvis, Shenandoah, Sherintia & Effernette; a host of other relatives & friends including: Arnold, Sidney (Moon) McPHee & family, Ethel McPhee & family, Delores Saunders of Bimini, the McPhee & Morley families of Exuma, Raymont Ferguson, Wayne Rolle, Nettie Carey, Mazel Deveaux, Dianna Pinder & family, Ianna Dawkins, Melony Bain, the Samuels family, Lillian Smith, Barbara Rolle & family, Dorothy Taylor & family, the Scantlebury family, the Durham Street family & Joy Fritzgerald.
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 9:00 a.m. until service time.
Last rites for Elizzann Ferguson, 86, of The Forest Exuma will be held on Saturday at
11:00 A.M. at Palestine Union Baptist Church, The Forest Exuma. Officiating will be
Rev. Lynden Clarke assisted by Pastor Cedric Smith and other Ministers of Religion.
Interment in The Public Cemetery, Forest Exuma.
She is survived by One daughter—Lovie Clarke; Two sons—Charles Dexter Saunders and
Norman Ferguson; Granddaughters: Claudell Morris, Merna Fae, Patrice Cartwright, Virinia
Hepburn, Jade Curry; Grandsons: Renald, Charles and Justino Saunders, Darron Morris, Daxon
Curry, Romell Clarke, Terrell Clarke; Great grand children: Daranell and Daraneke Morris,
By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
More than one-third of all Bahamian resorts - some 77 in total - would be "inundated" if sea levels rose one metre as a result of global warming a climate change, a new study has revealed, with the Bahamas facing infrastructure and tourism plant rebuilding costs of between $5.6 billion and $11 billion in 2050 if this phenomenon continues unchecked.
The Modelling the Transformational Impacts and Costs of Sea Level Rise in the Caribbean study, released by Caribsave and Oxford University researchers to coincide with the United Nations Climate Change conference in Cancun this week, underlined the dire economic and social consequences for the Baham ...
By JEFFARAH GIBSON
Tribune Features Writer
BENEVOLENCE is nothing new to Phyllis Garraway, Debbie Geear Bethell and the Yodephy Dance & Modelling Academy.
It has always been their inclination to increase the well being of those living in the community. In the past they have done so by hosting events that have benefited charitable organisations. They have donated much of their time to organising fashion shows for the Heart Ball, and have worked on numerous occasions with the Cancer Society and other organisations.
This week, the Yodephy oragnisation is hosting the "Strut For Life" 60 mile walk-a-thon in Long Island, to benefit REACH, and the Sister Sister Bre ...