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October 24, 2012
A special tribute from a colonel to a cougar

Along with senior members of the local basketball fraternity, and on behalf of the Kentucky Colonels Basketball Club, public expression is given to the profound sense of loss at the time-sensitive mortal transition of legendary coach and archrival Cougars counterpart, Arthur Adolphus 'Gully' Rolle. For in spite of our epic confrontations in the basketball arena, we shared a personal bond and intimate friendship founded on mutual admiration and respect which collectively served to confuse the minds of many supporters of my Colonels and his Cougars. We both faced accusations of sleeping with the enemy but ours was a subscription to the Post Civil War unifying theme of Abe Lincoln to cultivate friendships with enemies.
Gully and I were two of the first Bahamians to achieve FIBA's highest coaches certification at Grade One in 1974. He served as my assistant at Centro Basquet, the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) regional championships in Mexico (1977); the Central American and Caribbean Games in Medellin, Colombia (1978); and the AAU South Regionals in Delray Beach, Florida (1979). I subsequently served under him at two CARICOM Basketball Championships, returning with the title each time. In fact, Gladstone 'Moon' McPhee is the only Bahamian coach with better international results, and these with Gully as his assistant.
Foremost memories though are reserved for the 22 years of epic battles fought on home soil between the Beck's Cougars and the Kentucky Colonels beginning in 1968, lasting throughout the 1970s and 1980s and briefly revived in 2007 to honor the late sports reporter, Phil Smith. It is common knowledge that local basketball was at its highest standard in that prior era with regular game attendance by even the prime minister at that time, Sir Lynden Pindling.
To achieve and retain positions of dominance therefore, my Colonels and Gully Rolle's Cougars never practised for games. Instead both clubs conducted rehearsals, sometimes five times per week, inclusive of conditioning and classroom sessions beginning in the summer. Such levels of preparation created platforms for achieving excellence causing Gully's Cougars to be singled out as the only club to ever win what was regarded as the 'Triple Crown' of local basketball: the New Providence Championships, the National Championships and the prestigious Independence Tournament, all in the same calendar year (1973-1974). He heightened his fame by branching out on his own to form his own championship club, the Coca-Cola Explorers.
Regrettably, the name of Arthur Adolphus 'Gully' Rolle does not seem to resonate as much as it should among today's young ballers, coaches or sports commentators despite his vast contribution to national development through sports, basketball in particular. Perhaps his humble persona factored him into the same tragic misfortune which befell scores of other Bahamian athletes and sports administrators whose wonderfully heroic achievements have gone unappreciated, unnoticed and subsequently consigned to the dust bin of history. Prominent examples are the subdued acknowledgement of the remarkable accomplishments of the 'Bahamian Torpedo', Arianna Vanderpool Wallace, and concomitantly, the continuous national indifference assigned to the role Betty Kelly-Kenning played in our daughter finishing a slim 0.64 seconds shy of a gold medal in swimming at the 2012 Olympic Games.
Fortunately however, 'Gully' is among those few short-listed for induction into this country's National Hall of Fame, the state-recognized Parthenon for the elite among Bahamian sports heroes of the past century. As it was for the current 84 Hall of Fame members, such an eventual honor will celebrate and rescue from oblivion, the valiant efforts of Arthur Adolphus 'Gully' Rolle as he toiled to build his Bahamas through basketball. We therefore do not cry because his life has transitioned. Rather, we rejoice and are grateful for all the blessings he brought to us in the fruitful years he was allocated. Let us all offer genuine condolences to Helen and the children, offering deep prayers of intercession for Arthur Adolphus 'Gully' Rolle, a colleague I am proud to have counted as my friend.

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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 16, 2012
Daphne Atlanta Roberts, 71

Funeral Service for the Late Daphne Atlanta Roberts, 71 years of Davis Street, Oakes Field will be held on Saturday March 10th, 1:00 p.m. at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church, 3rd Street, The Grove. Fr. Simeon Roberts will officiate. Interment will follow in the Western Cemetery, Nassau Street.

Left to cherish her memory:
Mother: Hazel Roberts
Siblings: Vincent (Justin) Roberts, Antoinette Coakley and Mark Roberts
In-laws: Shirley , Gladys, Pamela and Iren Roberts, and Anthony Christie
Nieces & Nephews: Venentia (Tina) Cambridge, Vincent Jr., Vicente & VeChenda, Glenda (Bernadette), Nina, Marcellus, Angelo, Mario, Michael, Francesca, Romel, Marvin, Marcia, Kharisma and Leonard Roberts, Anthony (Brendan), Ana Maurisa and Antoire Christie, Bonnie Clarke, Ana Stacia Turnquest, Antonia Richards, Monique Symonette, Leanette Bright, Charlann And Levar Coakley, Atonious and Bruno Roberts, Colin Ross Butler, Ricardo Bethell, Paulette Poitier and Justin Dames.
Numerous Grand-nieces and nephews including Danah Weech, Amaris Albury, Gemma Cambridge, Kathryn Turnquest, Maya, Angelique, Antonia, Vincent III, Vashty, Vydalia, Vivette and Vanaeha Roberts, Vito Smith, Sanchez Morley, Alyssa Richards, and Tevin Roberts-Creary.
Numerous godchildren, friends and relatives including Anita Roberts, Sharlene Roberts, Jabina , Bradley and Hartlynn Roberts and the extended Roberts family, Family of the late Marcus and Jane Bethel especially Rubie Nottage, The family of the late Ruben and Francina Bethel, The Campbell family, Effie Sands and family, Edith Outten, Therez Joseph, Persis Adderley, Lona Pearl Wells and family,

Remella Bailey, The family of the late Molly Davis, Chris and Sally Francis and Family, the Bethell Family, Carmeta Ramsey and Family, The family of the late Capt. Earnest and Eula Dean, Bernadette & Jerome Wodinsky of Boston, Mass., Mellie Dillette and family, Lamour Rolle and family of Bimini, Hilda Moxey, Janice Coakley, Bernice Adderley, Frances Turnquest, Jennifer Southard, Faye Culmer, Val Sands, Bessie Serette, Jeanine Weech-Gomez, former employees of the Nassau Shop Ltd. especially Nadine Thompson, Barbara Malone, Kathy Key, Edith Sawyer, The Curry's, and Marjorie Archer, Maria Mckenzie and Family, Evangelist Tom Roberts and Family, The family of the late Wingsworth Roberts, Violet Barton and Family especially Caspar Conliffe, Cordell Roberts and family, Paula, Betty and Terrance Roberts, Tanya Fox, Henry Sands, Electra Byfield of Trinidad, the parish families of St. Francis Xavier and Holy Family churches.

Pre-Cremation.

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March 16, 2012
Bahamian models and singer booked for Brooklyn Fashion Week in New York

Nassau, Bahamas -
Another year has brought about great opportunities for the Supermodel
and Super Talent of the Bahamas organization. Three young aspiring
local models and vocal talent are booked to be presenters of fashion
during Brooklyn Fashion Week (BKFW) in New York, from March 29th to
April 1st, 2012.

2009 Supermodel of the Bahamas,

Garrecka Johnson; Top Model,

Anwar Mackey; and 2011 Super Talent of the Bahamas winner,

Shawndell Gardener; all of who...

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June 02, 2011
Benajamin Joseph Ferguson, 80

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.

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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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November 16, 2011
VIDEO: SANDALS HOSTS 200 TRAVEL AGENTS / 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 clients thi ...

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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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March 31, 2012
Where are businesses in Caribbean business

The countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), with the exception of Guyana and Suriname, are each experiencing severe decline in their economies. The small Leeward and Windward Islands are worst affected, and so too is Barbados.

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October 23, 2012
Hinsey Top Customs Officer

Nassau, The Bahamas -- Senior
Customs Officer Dellarese Hinsey was named Employee of the Year at Bahamas
Customs Department during their Award Ceremony, October 22, 2012, at Customs
House. She has worked at Customs for 27 years.

The Bahamas Customs Department
was celebrating their nationwide Promotion Exercise for some 162 Trainee
Officers to the rank of Grade 2 Officers...

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June 16, 2011
Margaret Ellamae Davis, 67

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.
 

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June 16, 2011
Olga Naomi Rigby, 90

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.

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June 20, 2011
Young mother fatally shot

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.
 

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BEYOND BORDERS PLUS SIZE FASHION SHOW
June 27, 2011
BEYOND BORDERS PLUS SIZE FASHION SHOW

NOTHING can be more frustrating when you are a size 14 and over, and every store you step into is only offering you bland, unattractive clothing that does your curvy physique no justice.

The plea of plus size women, when it comes to shopping for attire goes unheard and unnoticed, up until now.

Esteem Productions is presenting a fashion show for the full-figured women "Beyond Borders", this Sunday at the British Colonial Hilton. The fashion show will feature authentic designs by Bahamian fashion houses including Cardilicous, Ilashan, Vintage House, Adelle 13, Crazi Beautiful, Baha Gala, Lady Elegance, Fabulous Plus, and Size Appeal.

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November 10, 2011
Vienna Anderson Whymns Shorty, 51

Funeral Service for the late Vienna Anderson Whymns “Shorty”, 51, of Bonaby Alley, Kemp Road will be held on Saturday 12th November, 2011 at 1:00pm at Kemp Road Union Baptist Church, Kemp Road. Officiating will be Pastor Ivan Butler Jr. assisted by other ministers of the gospel. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

Left to cherish her precious memories are her daughters: Dellarese Ellis, Denise Ellis, Marissa Major; sons: Keno Ellis Whymns, Wellington Musgrove Whymns, Jamal Williams Sr.; sisters: Sandra Curtis, Malissa Whymns, Mavis Bain, Magaret Richie; brother: Deacon Edwin Anderson from Benamon Town, Eleuthera; 1 uncle: Lawrence Thurston; 1 aunt: Dorma ...

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May 17, 2014
NEMA conducts phase II of water rescue training in Andros

NICHOLL'S TOWN, Andros -- The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, conducted Phase II of its Water Rescue Training Exercise on the island, in collaboration with the United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), held April 28 to May 1, 2014.
Andros was the second island to receive the training, which took place in the settlement of Nicholl's Town at the Nicholl's Town Gospel Chapel Youth Hall.
USNORTHCOM donated the necessary equipment to facilitate the training and additional equipment to assist rescue teams with responding to disasters near the coast or swamplands.
The 19 participants who hailed from the community were taught how to: establish a Search and Rescue Programme, Common Skills (Rescue Organisation & Searches), handle ropes, hardware and knots, Low Angle Raising and Lowering, Simple Mechanical Advantage, Surface Water Rescue (Shore based rescue assessments, organisation and searches).
Participants included: Charlene Whyms, Carson Lundy, Kelson Colebrook, Kirkwood Dean, Tammy Farrington, Stephen Riley, Shane Miller, Owen Julius Hanna and Natalie Pratt, the Royal Bahamas Police Force, Natheria D. Pratt and Clorice Taylor-Knowles, Civil Aviation Department, Colin Ingraham, Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Omar Miller, Ministry of Public Works and Urban Development, Johnathan Fowler Sr., Nathaniel Pratt and Wendell Evans. Volunteers, Malissa Coakley and Andrea Smith Department of Public Service and Navardo J. Rolle, Western Air. Thirteen participants received level 2 certification and six received level 1.
The purpose of the training and equipment programme was to equip and train a team of individuals on the island to be able to effectively respond to a disaster in nearby waters. However, NEMA's main focus for this particular water rescue training was to ensure that individuals in the community are properly trained to respond if an aircraft or boating mishap happened in waters near the coast.

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WingsWorth Roberts, 69
November 08, 2010
WingsWorth Roberts, 69

WingsWorth Roberts, 69, affectionately called " Robbie", of Nassau Village and formerly of Harbour Island Eleuthera, Bahamas died at Doctor's Hospital on Wednesday November 3rd 2010.

He is survived by his wife: Susan C. Roberts; sons: Quinton Roberts, Loren Roberts, Wingsworth Roberts Jr., daughters: Deborah Stubbs, Judith McDonald, Portia Roberts, Marie Roberts, Celesta Forbes, Camille Roberts sister: Violet Barton brothers: Evang. Tom Roberts, Cordell Roberts numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends to numerous to mention.

Funeral Announcements will be announced at a later date.

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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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April 01, 2014
Man convicted of 5 armed robbery

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.

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November 13, 2012
Voga: 3rd Annual Body Painting Runway Show: Nov 18

Nassau, Bahamas - The 3rd Annual Body Painting and Fashion Showcase

will be held November 18th
6pm at Super Club Breezes Resort. There will be 5 Artists body painting
25 models for a runway show. There will be a
cocktail reception with musical performers, a Bass player, and several
vendors ranging from Bridal wear to Bahamian made jewelry.

There
is nowhere in the world you can find a show similar to this only in
Vegas.

Artists include Selena, Lorie Hamal, Mandi Ilene, Della Morte, and Deeva...

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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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November 08, 2010
Lillian Maude Andrews-Duncombe, 102

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.

Church:

Apostles of the End Time Church
Address:

West & Ferguson Streets
Officiating:

Pastor Carlos Wallace
Assisted by:

Other Ministers of the Gospel
Interment:

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 ...

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November 05, 2010
Eight charged over court riot

By NATARIO McKENZIE

Tribune Staff Reporter

nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net

EIGHT people appeared in court yesterday in connection with the violent clashes that took place near the Bank Lane court earlier this week.

Jonice Adderley, 25, Lynaire Bethel, 18, Fabian Rolle, 24, Derrick Adderley, 24, Lyndell Bethel, 18, Clinton Charles, 27, Jarvis Burrows, 29, and Clinton Kemp appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita Bethel in Court 8, Bank Lane.

They were before the bench to answer charges stemming from an altercation that occurred near the Central Police Station on Wednesday afternoon, minutes after the arraignment of Javan Colebrooke, 30, who is charged with the murder of 20-year-old L ...

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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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September 08, 2011
Vernice Brenette Alleyne Prudent, 64

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.

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January 28, 2014
Private bank doubles employees in 'hard times'

An Andorra-based bank which set up a full service private banking arm in Nassau last year has doubled its employees in the past 12 months as it looks to "differentiate" itself from the competition.
Andbank is headquartered in Andorra and owned by the third generation of two families. In 2001 it obtained a banking license in The Bahamas.
Moving into One Montague Place on East Bay Street last year, the bank has now developed into a "full service" operation, and attracted new professionals to join its team, including new joiners Juan Iglesias (CEO of Andbank Bahamas), Daniel-Marc Brunner (Head of Private Banking), Werner Gruner (Private Banking Director), Wendell Gardiner (Head of Compliance) and Amanda Smith (Associate Manager) - all of them coming from leading private banking firms.
In a release issued by the company, it said that The Bahamas is an international financial center which provides a solid political, economic and regulatory environment offering the ideal platform for their international clientele.
The company was founded over 80 years ago in 1930 with the vision of establishing social and economic success in Andorra by driving endeavors in business, culture and sports during a worldwide economic depression. Today Manuel Cerqueda, one of its two owners, is looking to expand that vision to The Bahamas.
"Once more in a difficult economic global environment, Andbank has taken a different step than most other banks and doubled the number of staff in The Bahamas following its path in history in believing to make a difference despite difficult times," stated Andbank (Bahamas).
Cerqueda said he believes that it is good to have competition: "It forces you to always be alert and improve your day-to-day offering and customer service.
"We believe that our business model differentiates us as it allows us to offer a wide range of solutions to the customer, regardless of the jurisdiction in question or the depository or bank with which they want to operate. We operate more quickly, adapting to changes in the environment and taking advantage of opportunities that present themselves."
Andbank recently co-sponsored through the Starlight Global Foundation and its founder Werner Gruner an exclusive event called "A Night of Inspiration." In this regard, the company said it was demonstrating its belief in the motto "only talent performs", by promoting international and local personalities from various sectors that have been an inspiration to others.

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December 14, 2010
Accused burglars to face trial

Three men accused of robbing a family during a home invasion earlier this year will face a trial in the Supreme Court.
Jeffery Wilson, who also known as "Capone", and brothers Derek and Jermaine Stuart are accused of breaking into the home of Jerry and Georgette Butler at Coral Harbour on February 18.
They are accused of robbing Georgette and Jerry Butler of $30,000 worth of jewelry, a $1,900 Dell laptop and $1,650 in cash.
Prosecutors bypassed a preliminary hearing before a magistrate and sent the case directly to the Supreme Court.
The men, who are all out on bail, will be arraigned before Senior Supreme Court Justice Jon Isaacs on January 14.

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September 12, 2011
Evamae Stubbs-Gordon, 62

Nurse Evamae Stubbs-Gordon, 62, of #1897 Spice Street, Pinewood Gardens and formerly of Dumfries Cat Island will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 10am at Remnant Tabernacle of Praise, Carmichael and Golden Isles Roads. Rev. Dr. Kendal C. Stubbs, assisted by Ministers Edmund Stubbs and Wendell Pratt will officiate and burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Gardens & Mausoleums, John F. Kennedy Drive and Gladstone Roads.
The Radiance of this “Diamond of A Gem” will always glow in the hearts of her:
Mother: Maryanna Hepburn-Stubbs;
One Adopted Son: Police Constable 3068 Errol Meadows Jr.;
One Adopted Granddaughter: Erin Olivia Meadows;

Six Brothers: Joe S ...

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November 23, 2012
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
Thursday or Friday from 1130am-2pm and Brunch Saturday and Sunday from
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; 

3rd course: Lamb Bacon, Brussel Sprout Pappardelle with Pine Nuts; and...

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Hesley Brown, 60
December 09, 2010
Hesley Brown, 60

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 ...

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