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May 23, 2012
More vie for FNM posts

Three former Free National Movement (FNM) senators have announced their intention to vie for various positions at the party's convention on Saturday.
Former Senator Gladys Johnson-Sands confirmed yesterday that she will enter the race for deputy leader of the party.
Additionally, former senator, Anthony Musgrove announced that he will run for chairman and former senator, Dr. Duane Sands said he intends to contest the deputy chairmanship.
The deputy leader and chairman races are shaping up to be the most fiercely contested.
Johnson-Sands will face off against defeated FNM Bamboo Town candidate Cassius Stuart; former Education Minister and now Senator Desmond Bannister and Long Island MP-elect Loretta Butler-Turner.
Musgrove will do battle against current FNM chairman Carl Bethel and former Youth Sports and Culture Minster Charles Maynard for the post of chairman.

"As the FNM looks to restructure, rebuild, strengthen, and fine tune its message, I unequivocally believe that I am best placed to see that our party move towards this end," Musgrove said in a statement yesterday.
He added that what the FNM needs now is a "young, articulate, trusted FNM who is familiar with the messages and struggles of our founding fathers".
"My long years in the FNM and only the FNM, and my time served in the Senate has equipped me for the task. I assert that my loyalty to the history and the future of the FNM cannot be challenged, and with what lies ahead not only for the FNM but for The Bahamas, we have very limited room for challenges as to the political roots of whom we select as chairman of the FNM."
While Musgrove did not point to anyone specifically, Maynard only became a member of the FNM about seven years ago. Before joining the party, Maynard was a member of now defunct Coalition for Democratic Reform (CDR).
Meanwhile, Johnson-Sands said she entered the race because she seeks to "deepen the spirit of democracy and demonstrate an unwavering respect for nationhood that we as Bahamians must strive to preserve among ourselves". "Additionally, with so few women involved in the political process we need to step up to the plate, engaged in making a positive contribution to government by the people and for the people of this great nation."
Johnson-Sands, who is also a past president of the Women's Association of the Free National Movement said she believes that she can attract women voters to support the party in greater numbers.
Dr. Sands said if he wins he will focus on increasing the party's attractiveness.
"We also realize that FNM lost a lot of support and over the next five years we have to try to win back the support of people that we lost," he said.
The convention is set for May 26 at Holy Trinity Activities Centre in Stapledon Gardens. The party will choose a leader, deputy leader and other officers at the convention.
"It is my prayer that once we emerge from the convention this weekend that the Free National Movement takes on a new look and is better prepared to champion its cause and the cause of all Bahamians," Musgrove said.
The PLP secured a landslide victory against the FNM in the May 7 election. FNM leader Hubert Ingraham announced that night that we would step down as leader of the party.
The FNM won only nine of the 38 seats.
Dr. Hubert Minnis has been chosen to lead the party's parliamentary caucus.

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July 30, 2014
Mothers, let your sons go

While we often want to blame the absentee father for the reason so many young men are involved with criminal activities, we must not forget the guilty mothers who train their sons to be lazy, controlling and abusive. They wash their clothes, cook for them and clean their room. They raise men who then have the same expectations of their wives, who then treat their wives like housemaids instead of loving spouses and companion. Moms, you are doing great harm to your sons' marriages. Let me share with you what I said to the nation more than 12 years ago.
Boys must clean up also
A major reason many of our Bahamian men are messing up their marriages or romantic relationships is because their mothers made them believe that the best way to build men's character is to serve them as servants serve their masters. Instead of building responsibility and self-discipline in their sons by allowing them to enjoy the privilege of doing things for themselves, mothers spoil their sons by picking up their underwear on the floor, washing their dishes and ironing their clothes for them. According to these mothers, boys are just to play ball, rake the yard and clean cars. The girls are to wash the dishes, cook, sew and clean the house. This is a great disservice a mother can do to her son. In fact, she is not only hurting her son but her son's marriage and her son's sons.
Men who want to be served
There are too many Bahamian men who come home after work many times before their wives do, and just sit and wait until they are served the evening meal. They have no concern as to whether their hard-working wives are also tired after the day on the job. These men are careless about their wives' headaches, tired feet, stretched nerves and sleepy eyes. They do this because it was the way their mothers taught them. Unfortunately, their mothers had a false notion that true leaders are to be served and not serve themselves; thus, many men who are taught that they are the lion king boss in the home expect their wives to serve them. This is pathetic. Where did we get the idea that every male is born to be a leader? Where did we get the idea that women were born to serve men's needs, desires and wishes? Where did we get the idea that a real woman is one who can cook and a real man is one who eats what is cooked? It is my belief that God intended for couples to focus on being partners and serving each other totally and equally. True partners do not expect one partner to do something that the other will not do. Husband and wife are to serve each other.
A true story
The one-week honeymoon was over. As the happy couple settled in their new home, the nightmare was about to begin. Each night, John, the husband, took off his underwear, placed them on the floor at the foot of the bed and went to sleep. After a few days he discovered that he was running out of clean underwear because his wife was not washing them, so he went to the store and bought some more underwear. Whenever he wanted clean underwear, he bought new ones. After a few weeks of new and unwashed underwear, a large pile stood at the foot of the bed. The ground rules were that his wife would only wash what was placed in the laundry basket and she would not pick up clothing left around the house. John's mother had done all this for him, why shouldn't his wife? After more than eight weeks of building a mountain of smelly underwear, John got the message and humbly placed all of the underwear in the laundry basket. Of course, from that day onward he had a great surplus of fresh clean underwear from which to choose. As the story ended, within a few months he was also doing the laundry and other chores, as well.
Dear husbands, whenever you wash the dishes or fold the clean clothes, please remember that you are not doing it to help your wives; you are actually doing for yourselves. This is the true concept of partnership in marriage.
Dear tired wife, you are not required to be a maid to the husband. You chose to be his lover and partner. Perhaps you can begin by not washing his dinner plates any more until he cooperates. When you run out of clean plates, use sanitary plates and leave the unwashed ones stacked on the kitchen counter until they are clean.
Do not ask your husbands to help you
Wives, here is a special note to you. Never ask your husbands to help you do anything. Asking for help suggests that he is not responsible to do the task. Instead, expect him to do it. Make a schedule including everyone in the home to do household chores. The husband is to do it, like you, because he considers the task a natural part of his responsibility.
Last word to the moms
Mom, when you die and you are no longer there to serve your teenage or adult sons, you will leave behind spineless, dependent, gutless and maybe worthless men. These spineless men will produce other spineless sons and the vicious cycle will continue. Let your sons go. You are no longer first in their lives. Keep out of their marriages. Do not call to find out if they need help. Do not give your service unless asked for. Mothers, you are helping to create angry men who are at risk of becoming belligerent and violent. When these gutless boys cannot have what they want, they seek violent ways to get their point across. Mothers, help build responsible and disciplined men by allowing them to be fully responsible for their own lives. Stop serving them. Leave them alone.
o Barrington H. Brennen is a marriage and family therapist and board certified clinical psychotherapist, U.S.A. Send your questions or comments to barringtonbrennen@gmail.com; or write to P.O. Box CB-13019, Nassau, The Bahamas; or visit www.soencouragement.org; or call 242-327-1980, or 242-477-4002.

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August 21, 2014
'Let's Be Cops' is largely predictable

Let's Be Cops (Rated C)
Cast: Damon Wayans Jr., Jake Johnson, Rob Riggle
Genre: Comedy
Dwight's Rating: 2.5

During the heyday of the so-called Golden Age of television of the 1950s and 60s, it would have been unthinkable for a bankable movie star to even consider headlining a television series. And conversely, it would have been nearly impossible for even the biggest TV star to land the top role in a major motion picture. Things just didn't work like that.
But today all the lines are blurred. We have Oscar-winning film stars in TV dramas and comedies, nearly everybody has a music album or a reality show or both, and the stars of still-in-production TV shows have received top billing in some of the biggest theatrical hits in this past decade.
So, to most people today, the fact that two stars of a middling-rated, still-on-the-air TV sitcom are starring in a wide-release comedy in the middle of summer would seem like no big deal. A pair of such stars -- Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson -- headline the new film "Let's Be Cops".
The two are regulars on the TV sitcom "New Girl", in which they are playful man-children in their early 30s struggling with their adult lives, relationships and responsibilities. Wayans was also on the short-lived and remarkably similar, "Happy Endings", which, before its cancellation in 2013, ran concurrently with "New Girl" on another network, and even more confusingly, ran directly against it in the same time slot at one point.
Why is it important to mention those two sitcoms? Well, primarily because in "Let's Be Cops", Wayans and Johnson seem to be playing variations of their own characters or other characters from those shows. Fans of "New Girl" and "Happy Endings" may feel they are witnessing extended versions of the programs. While this familiarity will be comforting and a draw to the movie for some fans, it may be tiresome for others.
In the film, the two play best friends struggling in their careers (or lack thereof) and personal lives. Sound familiar? Following a series of events, the two decide to pretend to be police officers. That gets them tangled up in big trouble with mobsters and real police officers.
In terms of being a buddy comedy, there's absolutely nothing original here. It all feels very familiar and similar to recent hits like "21 Jump Street" or especially "The Hangover" -- though not as raunchy and explicit as the latter. It is largely predictable, and certainly not earth-shatteringly groundbreaking. But it is relatively funny, with numerous laugh-out-loud moments.
But on this weekend before television's Primetime Emmy Awards -- an event which in recent years has been looking more and more like the Oscars in terms of the names of actors up for awards -- it does seem that the path to success for thespians moving from television to the movies is much less assured than for those doing the reverse. Television seems to be in the middle of a new Golden Age, arguably even stronger than the original. The film industry, on the other hand, has for years been stuck in a mire of recycling, imitation and unoriginality.
While "Let's Be Cops" is not an unpleasant experience, Wayans and Johnson -- two talented funny men with undeniable comedic chemistry -- may garner some more notice and attention for their film endeavor. But they are more than likely bucking the wrong trend, and if they continue on this path, would be heading away from the hotter medium today.
o Dwight Strachan is the host/producer of " Morning Blend" on Guardian Radio. He is a television producer and writer, and an avid TV history and film buff. Email dwight@nasguard.com and follow him on twitter @morningblend969.

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Pregnant Woman Guilty Of 1M Drug Charge
December 19, 2012
Pregnant Woman Guilty Of 1M Drug Charge

A magistrate deferred the sentencing of a pregnant woman convicted yesterday for her part in possessing $1 million worth of marijuana found in an apartment leased in her name.

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October 18, 2011
Johnson supports Jamaica in APD protest

The director general at the Ministry of Tourism is answering the call of Jamaican officials seeking unity against the "discriminatory" Air Passenger Duty (APD).
APD, levied on passengers coming from the UK to the Caribbean, has once again entered the spotlight after Edmund Bartlett, the Minister of Tourism in Jamaica, charged all tourism interests in the region to rally together at the United Nations World Tourism Organization's general assembly in South Korea.
"It is important for us to speak with one voice on this urgent matter and to collaborate with our colleagues so as to resolve this dilemma," Bartlett told the audience.

David Johnson, the Director General of the Ministry of Tourism, said The Bahamas "supports their position and endorses their position".
"The entire Caribbean continues to be discriminated [against] by this tax," he told Guardian Business.
"Bartlett's comment comes at a time when Caribbean leaders have been victims of a significant cut back in airlift by carriers. British Airways, for example, has reduced their capacity into the Caribbean as a result of slackening demand from this tax."
First introduced by the British government in 1994, the APD has continued to rise in both 2009 and 2010.
While there may be certain environmental reasons behind the tax, Johnson contends APD is unfair and counter-productive to tourism interests.
He added that the distance between the UK and The Bahamas is no longer than many destinations in the U.S.
The matter, he said, is currently being reviewed by the government in The Bahamas, and like Bartlett in Jamaica, he urged other governments to heighten the focus on this issue.
At the conference in South Korea, Bartlett estimated that today it costs a family of four travelling economy class an additional $478 to fly to the Caribbean.
In tight economic times, that may be the only excuse a family needs to look elsewhere for a holiday.
Johnson explained that tourism from the UK represents a comparatively low portion of business for The Bahamas. Other Caribbean nations, he said, truly depend on this market. However, comprising about 5 percent of all tourists coming to The Bahamas, this figure is significant enough that it must be protected.
"The fact of the matter is, we don't want to lose that 5 percent," he added.
"We can't afford to lose 1 percent. We are also seeking to grow this market and we'll fight any encroachment on the strength of our business."
He pointed out that UK tourists tend to stay much longer than American visitors, so that 5 percent figure should be considered more significant in terms of the country's importance to the economy.
During his speech, Bartlett mentioned the debate concerning APD is now facing "growing opposition" in the UK Parliament as more increases to the tax are being considered.
He believes it's "critical" for the Caribbean to make their voices heard during this important time, as further increases could have a "grave impact" on industry.

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September 12, 2011
Ormon Johnson, 66

Funeral Service for Ormon Johnson, 66, of Lowe Sound, North Andros will be held on Saturday 10th September, 2011 at 1:00pm at Whosoever Will International, Alexandria Boulevard North, Nassau Village. Officiating will be Prophet Dereck Bastian assisted by Pastor Delvon Duncombe. Interment will follow in Southern Cemetery, Spikenard and Cowpen Roads.
Left to cherish his memories is his 1 son: Ormon Johnson Jr.; 1 daughter: Latoya “Norma” Derisme; 7 sisters: Marilyn Johnson, Minister Betty Strachan, Maureen Brown, Aretha Munroe, Minister Jennymae Ferguson, Virginia “Igalee” Pinder and Glencina Curry; 3 brothers: Earnal Cargill, Talbot and William “Beecham ...

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October 06, 2011
Godfrey Johnson, 68

Memorial Service for the late Retired Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Royal Bahamas Police Force Fire Services Godfrey Johnson, 68, years of #8 Molly Street and formerly of Freeport, Grand Bahama who died at Princess Margaret Hospital on Wednesday September 28th, 2011 will be held on Saturday 8th October, 2011 at 11:00am at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, East Sunrise Highway, Freeport, Grand Bahama. Officiating will be Pastor Theophilus Rolle.

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Tamaro Myers Johnson, 23
March 10, 2011
Tamaro Myers Johnson, 23

Tamaro Myers Johnson, 23 of #5 Weddell Avenue, Freeport, Grand Bahama died at the Rand Memorial Hospital, Freeport, Grand Bahama on Monday, March 7, 2011.

He is survived by his daughter: Tonia Johnson; mother: Louise Rolle; father: Myers Johnson (Stanyard Creek, Andros); numerous brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangement will be announced at a later date.

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March 09, 2011
Two murders in Grand Bahama

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama — Two men were murdered in separate incidents in Grand Bahama within the space of 24 hours, police reported.
Tamaro Johnson, 24, was stabbed around 1 a.m. Sunday at Club Rock N Roll in the International Bazaar, police said.
When officers arrived at the scene, they reportedly found Johnson lying on the ground suffering from multiple stab wounds about the body.
Police said he was transported by ambulance to Rand Memorial Hospital and was admitted to the intensive care unit.
Johnson, who resided on Weddell Avenue, succumbed to his injuries on Monday, according to police, who added that no arrest had been made yet in relation to the matter.
Johnson is the first murder vict ...

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John Bull charges Into Southwest
December 06, 2012
John Bull charges Into Southwest

A new 5,000-square-foot John Bull store is poised to open this week at the Southwest Plaza, capping off a rapid period of growth for the up-and-coming area. The store, only the second John Bull to incorporate both the luxury retail experience and office supplies, will be fully open by no later than Saturday, according to Inga Bowleg, director of business development.

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Lawyer says legal action looms in St. John's feud
June 18, 2013
Lawyer says legal action looms in St. John's feud

An attorney representing scores of parents whose children attended St. John's College said yesterday she would file legal action against the school as early as this week if the Anglican Central Education Authority (ACEA) does not reverse its decision to cancel the graduation ceremony and prom.
Graduation was scheduled for this morning.
The ACEA has said it canceled the school's prom and graduation ceremony for students' "gross insubordination and deceit".
Christina Galanos said the school has no legal basis to unilaterally deny students the right to walk across a stage and collect their diplomas in front of friends and family.
Galanos said the school does not have legal grounds to cancel the events and not refund the parents the fees they paid.
She spoke with reporters after a nearly hour-long meeting with scores of frustrated parents and students at The Crab House restaurant.
Galanos said the board has to prove why each student is not eligible to participate in a graduation ceremony, based on a contract they signed with the school.
"The contract speaks specifically to a graduation ceremony, not just a graduation, but a graduation ceremony," she said.
"So to collectively say that all of the students cannot participate in a graduation ceremony or that they won't have a graduation ceremony doesn't relate to the fact that there were individual contracts, and of course each student can enforce those individual contracts against the school."
Galanos said she intends to contact the school or board before filing anything to see if the decision would be reversed.
"Failing that, we intend to file documents before the courts sometime this week," she said.
She has also instructed parents not to collect diplomas or awards from the school pending a resolution to the matter.
"They deserve to walk across that stage," Galanos said. "To take that moment from the parents and the students, we think it's unreasonable; it's a travesty."
During the meeting yesterday many parents voiced their anger over the ACEA's decision.
Wesley Ferguson, a single father, said he paid for his four children to study at St. John's College at a significant financial sacrifice.
Ferguson said his youngest child is part of the 2013 graduating class, and he was looking forward to the ceremony.
"I finally paid the last of school fees for St. John's," he told The Nassau Guardian. "That was a milestone for me.
"For [my son] to finally reach his milestone and for somebody to just [pull] the carpet out from under him, I find that discouraging."
Other parents said they have paid thousands of dollars in tuition to the school and feel offended by the way school officials have handled the matter.
They are also angered over the board's refusal to refund the associated fees.
Parents each paid a non-refundable $300 fee for a graduation package. Others said they have spent hundred of dollars preparing for the prom, which was set for June 24.
During the meeting, parents also said they were worried about the stigma that will be attached to the students because of the statements the ACEA made about its reasons for canceling the events.
Some parents said they feared that their children will have a hard time getting a job because of that stigma.
Parents said the school is upset over a video that surfaced online that showed students dancing during a recent school function. They also claimed officials are upset over a senior "ditch day", when some students did not show up to school.
Anglican Bishop Laish Boyd told the parents of the decision at a meeting on the campus on Friday.

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December 22, 2012
Plaque in honour of Former U.S. President John F. Kennedy re-dedicated

NASSAU, Bahamas -- On Friday, December 21st, U.S. Chargé d'Affaires John Dinkelman joined the Governor General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, His Excellency Sir Arthur Foulkes, Prime Minister, the Right Honorable Perry G. Christie and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honorable Fred Mitchell in the rededication of a plaque commemorating the 50th anniversary of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy's visit to The Bahamas for international talks, which became known as the Nassau Agreement. 
The commemorative ceremony took place at the intersection of West Bay Street and Blake Road, where President Kennedy planted a commemorative tree on December 22, 1962 after signing the historic agreement.
The Nassau Agreement was a treaty negotiated between former U.S. President John F. Kennedy and British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan on December 22, 1962.  The agreement enabled the UK Polaris program, which provided the UK with a supply of nuclear-capable Polaris missiles, and in return the United States was able to lease a nuclear submarine base in Glasgow.
In his remarks, U.S. Chargé d'Affaires John Dinkelman noted that the legacy of John Fitzgerald Kennedy is not just remembered with fondness by the people of the United States, but indeed by millions throughout the world who looked to him for reassurance and stability during one of the most turbulent periods of the 20th century.  
"President Kennedy not only personified the idealism of 1960's America, he also evoked the core precepts and values that made the nation great," Mr. Dinkelman said.  "He taught that when economic fairness and equal opportunity are combined with social responsibility, there is no challenge that cannot be overcome."

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December 06, 2012
John Bull Charges Into Southwest

A new 5,000-square-foot John Bull store is poised to open this week at the Southwest Plaza, capping off a rapid period of growth for the up-and-coming area. The store, only the second John Bull to incorporate both the luxury retail experience and office supplies, will be fully open by no later than Saturday, according to Inga Bowleg, director of business development.

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July 08, 2014
Hubert Ingraham should return to active politics to rescue The Bahamas from the PLP

Dear Editor,
The jury has finally returned with a verdict. The current PLP government, led by Prime Minister Perry Gladstone Christie, after only 26 months since coming to high office, is by far the most scandal-ridden government in Bahamian contemporary history, even surpassing with breathtaking ease the scandal plagued governments of The Bahamas' first Prime Minister Sir Lynden Pindling during the 1980s.
Christie is truly a man among men. No one knows who is the skipper of the S.S. Gold Rust ship. Christie cannot control his supposed PLP underlings, Philip Brave Davis, Fred Mitchell, Dr. Bernard Nottage, Keith Bell, Obie Wilchcombe, Shane Gibson, Leslie Miller, Dr. Andre Rollins and Gregory Moss. These men are running their own quasi-governments within the Christie government. It looks like Christie is deftly afraid to put his foot down.
The PLP has moved from one catastrophic, mind-boggling blunder to another. The latest blunder has been Labour and National Insurance Minister Shane Gibson falsely accusing a decent, law-abiding private citizen of composing the U.S. Department of State's 2014 Investment Climate Statement on The Bahamas - a document which says among other things that the Gold Rust government has failed to fulfill many of its campaign promises, such as creating 10,000 jobs within its first year and establishing a mortgage relief program. The statement also claims that the Christie government lacks transparency.
U.S. Charge d'Affaires John Dinkelman has since repudiated Gibson's baseless allegation, which was made without a scintilla of evidence. Gibson only sought to rake Hank Ferguson over the coals because he just happens to be the son of former FNM chairman Johnley Ferguson.
As PM, Christie should demand that Gibson issue a public apology to the Ferguson family. Clearly Gibson was attempting to portray Hank Ferguson, who is reportedly a PLP, as an unpatriotic Bahamian, as Dr. Andre Rollins has already sought to do with the FNM by accusing the opposition of being unpatriotic for supporting the U.S. government's unflattering views of his government.
And for Rollins' information, in March 2004 John Kerry, then Massachusetts senator and de facto Democratic presidential candidate, claimed that some foreign leaders had privately confided to him that they wanted him to defeat then U.S. President George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. According to Kerry, who is the current secretary of state in the Obama administration, these foreign leaders were critical of Bush's foreign policies. This bit of information debunks Rollins' claim that you will never hear an elected member of the United States Congress stand on his or her feet and quote criticisms from a foreign government about the United States.
Rollins should have done his research before making such a claim in an attempt to defend the indefensible.
Gibson's latest gaff is as asinine as his recent attempt to convince Bahamians that his government created 30,000 jobs in the past two years. When it became apparent to him that even Stevie Wonder could see the implausibility of such an astounding claim, he quickly backpedaled, as Christie has done with respect to the 10,000 jobs pledge.
In addition to the Gibson fiasco was the situation on Grand Bahama regarding the 18 public schools having their electricity supply disconnected by the Grand Bahama Power Company due to the PLP's negligence in paying its bill, which had reportedly mushroomed to over $1 million. This incident coincided with National Report Card Day, which one can imagine greatly inconvenienced the teachers and parents.
The Whistleblower can go on and on with regard to the many blunders this inept government continues to commit. As the Whistleblower writes, the PLP has already set wheels in motion to regularize web shop gaming, despite the January 2013 gaming referendum results, which clearly state that most Bahamians are opposed to legalizing the industry. Nevertheless, Christie has reneged on his word to abide by the results and has made it patently clear that his administration will acquiesce to the wishes of a few web shop owners, as opposed to the majority of the electorate who wasted their time voting in the opinion poll. One million in taxpayers' dollars wasted, and for what?
And consider the thousands of workers who were given the mandatory three-hour break to take part in the referendum. Business owners lost hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars in three hours of productivity due to an opinion poll Christie did not adhere to when the results were not what he desired. The PLP places more value on the web shop owners and Peter Nygard than in the masses who gave them their lofty positions.
You see, the masses are not as moneyed as the special interest groups this government is tripping over itself to please. Meanwhile, as hundreds of poor Bahamians live without electricity, BEC Executive Chairman Leslie Miller continues to be handled with kid gloves by Christie even though he still allegedly owes BEC in excess of $100,000. Miller's annual salary as BEC chairman is a staggering $100,000.
Most Bahamians don't even earn half that much, particularly the hundreds of police reservists who allegedly were not paid in months. In a normal society, Miller would have been relieved of his duties once it was brought to the attention of his leader that he owed nearly a quarter million dollars to a government entity.
The thing which staggers the mind of the Whistleblower is Miller's indifference. He cannot see that he has lost his moral authority to demand delinquent BEC customers to pay their bills. For him to demand such is like the pot calling the kettle black. Christie's reluctance to remove Miller is further proof that he is afraid of him. The PM didn't even reprimand Miller for cracking jokes in the House about beating up an ex-girlfriend.
This Miller BEC matter is similar to the former VAT messenger Ishmael Lightbourne debacle. He too owed a significant sum in taxes, yet was given a lucrative post with the aim of ensuring Bahamians comply with VAT laws.
The Whistleblower, while not surprised at the PLP's ineptitude, is greatly disappointed in the FNM troika of Dr. Hubert Minnis, Loretta Butler-Turner and Darron Cash. They have failed to capitalize on the PLP's many blunders and have failed to offer to thousands of disillusioned Bahamians an alternative to the PLP. The FNM should be further ahead in the public opinion poll, but it continues to lag behind due to the many missed opportunities of the FNM triumvirate.
The FNM is too embroiled in senseless spats while this inept PLP government gets away with bloody murder. The Whistleblower is left with very little choice but to call for the return of Hubert Alexander Ingraham to active politics and to the FNM.
Ingraham is the only opposition figure able to outmaneuver this scandal ridden PLP government. The FNM troika has been too ineffective in holding this PLP's feet to the fire. And the frightening part is the PLP's apparent arrogance. The PLP seems to be of the view that it can govern irresponsibly and still defeat an FNM party led by Minnis, Butler-Turner and Cash.
Bahamians just cannot afford for the PLP to get back into office in 2017 because it will destroy this country. They have brought disgrace to this country and have lowered the morale of thousands of Bahamians, especially those who voted PLP. Ingraham must return to active politics to save this country from the hands of the PLP.
- The Whistleblower

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September 11, 2013
BTC to roll out 4G-LTE in New Providence by Christmas

By year-end, the Bahamas Telecommunications Company's (BTC) current high-speed, wireless, 4G network will have undergone upgrades to deliver Long Term Evolution, or 4G-LTE, a "lightning-fast" wireless communication network for high-speed data on mobile phones and data terminals, the company said yesterday.
BTC Senior Vice President Brands and Communications Marlon Johnson said that the advances are in keeping with the company's goal of remaining the leader in the telecommunications industry by delivering the most advanced and fastest networks to its subscribers.
"This further upgrade to a completely new network is in keeping with BTC's goal of remaining the leader in The Bahamas telecommunications market by creating a world class experience. BTC is moving at a very rapid pace given the 4G launch in December 2011 and already moving subscribers seamlessly onto LTE, the fastest world-standard network available," said Johnson.
"LTE will mean that everything on your mobile will be that much faster due to more sophisticated applications. Data downloads and video streaming for instance will be noticeable faster and coverage extended."
Johnson said delivery nationwide would be in two phases. Phase one is scheduled for a December completion on New Providence in time for Christmas.
Phase two will see the delivery of LTE in Grand Bahama, Abaco and Eleuthera by mid-2014. The other major islands of The Bahamas will follow thereafter.
He indicated that BTC will announce a range of LTE capable phones as part of the campaign to launch the service.
"This new LTE network will put BTC on par with any mobile carrier in the world in terms of data performance. It will also allow for exciting commercial applications - allowing businesses to conduct commerce wirelessly on a very fast and ultra-reliable platform," noted Johnson.
"Not only are we the only telephone and Internet service provider across The Bahamas, but we also facilitate the latest and greatest communication opportunities across the length and breadth of the country," said the senior vice president.
"4G-LTE, available on New Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco and Eleuthera by year-end, and country-wide by next year, is currently as fast a network as you will ever need; the BTC workforce and new technology solutions provide further enhancement to the world-class communication technology already in place."
BTC will also expand the facilities that allow mobile phone usage in heavy traffic areas such as Concourses B and C at the Lynden Pindling International Airport, major hotels, the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium and the malls on New Providence.
Additionally, technology partner Huawei provided a solution that led to an improved BTC CDMA outdoor telephone infrastructure that caters to visitors to The Bahamas, and the transmission for the police CCTV network. BTC will also invest $4 million with Huawei for the upgrade of the BDNSI fiber optic that connects all of the islands in a ring.

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May 17, 2012
Deacon Cedric Bernard Neymour, 61

Funeral service for Deacon Cedric Bernard Neymour, 61 yrs., a resident of West Bay Street & formerly of Behring Point, Andros, who died on 26th April, 2012, will be held at Grants Town Seventh-day Adventist Church, Wellington Street, on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Dr. Leonard Johnson, Pastor Peter Joseph, Dr. Hugh A. Roach & Pastor Craig Williams. Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

Left to remember him with precious memories is his wife of 37 years: Veronica, Children, Lamont, Lavaughn, Cedric Jr. and Laurie Neymour. Grandchildren: Keith Scroles, Christina Cleare, Laterah Lafluer, Darlene Adderley Cedrica, Kendya, Aayanna and Amare',Makail, Parish, Micah and LaNavia Neymour, Daughters-in-law: Stacey and Donna Neymour. Brothers: Ronald, Randy, Sidney Neymour. Sisters: Fearlese Whyms, Evelyn "Betty" Anderson, Vernay Moore. Brothers-in law: Alvin Moore, Ginal "Deno"Petipapa, retired suprindent Prince Rolle and Christopher Cates. Sister-in Law: Magnola, Pastsy, Almarie and Ariline Neymour Betty Johnson, Icelyn Cates, Thelma Miller and Glenda Rolle. Adopted Sister- in-law: Lucille Aiello.  Nieces and Nephew: Henry, Paul, Joseph, Frederick, Peter, Aaron, Simon, Joel Bain, Pearl Hinsey, Maxine Lightbourne and Roselda Thompson . Emmanuel and Roosevelt Whyms. Donald, Barry, Steven, David, Joan, Marsha, Cindy, Bhruna, and Desiree. Allan, Ivan II Neymour, Kora Taylor, Carla McPhee, Police/Cpl. Stacy Smith, Terry and Nadia Neymour. Dora and Terah Rahming, Pauline Cash, Rossie Blaise and Maedawn Smith. Delareese, Deon, Kirk, Devaceo Lamont, and Kimberley. Otis, Shirley, Brandon, Randolph II, Troy, Torrey, Tino, Ronnie and Monique Neymour, Vanda Robinson, and Miriam Belle. Brian Moore and Gregory Moore. Monique Tara Forbes, Cynthia Francoise, Mary Ann, Judy Mea, Elvis, Frankie, Charley, Larry Neymour and Tomicko Curtis. Nicolas, Nicole and Nigel Miller, Deisha and Brandon Russell, Nakita Thompson, Khan, Kahail Roberts. Uncles and Aunts Jermiah Neymour Melvina Belle. 
Cousins: Elder Winston Ash and family, Elder Anthony Whylly and family, Sally Fernander and family. Friends and Relatives: Hesketh and Paulette Dean and family, Dorothy Kennedy, Mark Aiello, Nellie Thompson and family. Anita Turnquest and family, Velma Pratt, Olga Butler and family, The Fernander and Mckinney family reunion committee, Raymond Neymour and Family, Arnet Anderson and Family, Hansel Braynen and Family, Iris Braynen and Family, William Braynen and Family, David Braynen and Family, John Braynen and Family, Maxwell Braynen and Family, Breechem Braynen and Family, Albert Braynen and Family, Wellington Braynen and Family, Ismae Braynen and Family, Harold Braynen and Family and Ezra Braynen and Family. Rudolph Coakley and Family, Sandra Bain and Family, Charles Smith and Family. Melvenia Belle and Family, Leroy Belle and Family. The Arnold Coakley Family, Maralyn and Francis Neymour and Family. . Geneva and Courtney White and Family. Janette Bain and Family. Genevea Braynen and Family, Janet Fynes Bain and Family, Jackie Bodie & Family. Mae Braynen and Family. Dereck Neymour and family, Margaret Sands and Family, Iris Braynen and Family, Jerome and Jeffrey Coakley and Family, Harold Mackey and Family, Mrs. Naomi Williams and Family. Dranna Lowe and Family. Mrs. Majorie Johnson and Family, The Bain, Mackey, Leadon, Coakley, Braynen, Canter, Farrington, Nottage, Seymour, Gaitor, Belle, Cargill, Minnis, Whyms and Neymour Families, as well all the other family and friends of Behring Point, Cargill Creek and Fresh Creek and Nassau, The Pastor Officers and members of the Grant, Town Seventh Day Adventist Church, The Adventist Men, The community service departments, The Bahamas Academy family, The Chicago Family,The Park Manor Family, Dr. Nicolas Fox and Staff at the Medi-Center, friends at the Scotia Bank and the Business Community.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Saturday & on Sunday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Bahamas Academy Building Funds or The Grant's Town Community Service Department.

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February 24, 2011
Wanda Mae Johnson-Maragh, 72

Funeral service Wanda Mae Johnson-Maragh, 72, a resident of Malcolm Road West, will be held on Saturday 26th February 2011, 3:00p.m. at St Agnes Anglican Church, Baillou Hill Road. Officiating will be Rev Fr I. Ranfurly Brown, Arch Bishop Drexel Gomez, Dean Patrick Adderley, Canon Warren Rolle, Rev Fr Neil Nairn.

Cremation will follow.

Left to cherish his memories: Two Sons: Ramesh and Fr. Michael Maragh; One Aunt: Annette Knowles; One daughter-in-law: Tricia Maragh; One brother: Jonathan Johnson; Five Sisters: Isabelle Pratt, Louise Gomez, Astrid Adderley, Pandora and Gaynor Johnson ; Seven grandchildren Adrian, Sterea, Travon, Anaiya, Takayla, S ...

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January 27, 2012
Marie Elizabeth McKinney-Charlton, 47

Funeral service for Marie Elizabeth McKinney-Charlton, 47 yrs., a resident of Carmichael Road West, who died on January, 2012, will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, Robinson & Claridge Roads, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Fr. Thomas P. Brislin, C.P. Interment follows in Southern Cemetery, Cowpen & Spikenard Roads.
Left to cherish her memories are her parents: Mr. & Mrs. Sybil & Joseph McKinney; 1 son: David Charlton Jr.; 2 sisters: Mrs. Angela Johnson & Mrs. Eunice Rolle; 5 brothers: Andrew, Ishmael, Epheriam, Christopher & Arlington McKinney; 8 aunts: Ms. Edris Rolle, Ms. Coral Stubbs, Mrs. Catherina Jones, Mrs. Cosette Johnson, Mrs. Clarah Brooks, Mrs. Marion Miller, Ms. Beyral Williamson & Mrs. Florina Wring; 1 uncle: Ishmael Mack McKinney; 5 sisters-in-law: Mrs. Dianne Burnside, Ms. Marilyn Charlton, Mrs. Judy Charlton, Mrs. Viola McKinney & Mrs. Althea McKinney; 9 brothers-in-law: John Johnson, Alonzo, Kennrick, Wesley, Steven, Ivan, Esau & Jacob Charlton & Ronnie Rolle; numerous nephews & nieces including: Bonas of New York, Gino, Anthony, Fat Boy & Cadero; a host of other relatives & friends including: the Bodie family of Gambier Village.
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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Eliza Elizabeth Johnson, 95
October 06, 2011
Eliza Elizabeth Johnson, 95

Funeral Service for Eliza Elizabeth Johnson, 95, affectionately called “Ma”of the Bluff Eleuthera, who died September 25th, at the Princess Margaret Hospital, will be held on Thursday 1:00 p.m. at the New Englerston Seventh day Adventist Church East Street. Pastor Lynden O. Williams assisted by Pastor Nikita Thompson will officiate and interment will follow in the Old Trail Cemetery Soldier Road.

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April 12, 2012
Anthony Judson Dorsett, 51

Funeral service for Anthony Judson Dorsett, 51 yrs., a resident of #8 Fort Ave., Kennedy Subdivision, who died on 1st April, 2012, will be held at Temple Baptist Church, #99 Farrington Road, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. A. Geoffrey Wood & Pastor Arlington D. Moss. Cremation follows.Left to cherish his memories are his wife: Sonia Deleveaux-Dorsett; mother: Catherine Longley-Dorsett; father: Michael Dorsett; sister: Monique Dorsett-White; brothers: Edward & Paul Dorsett, (pre-deceased by Andrew); mother-in-law: Ena Deleveaux; brother-in-law: Daryl White (New York); niece: Anaya White (New York); nephews: Oneil & Denario Dorsett; grand-niece: Naria Dorsett; uncles: Irvin Bain, Rev. Donald Sherman, Charles Dorsett, David Johnson, Rudolph Stubbs, Joseph Bowles & Aubrey Hanna; sisters-in-law: Deborah McMillan, Theresa & Andrea Deleveaux; aunts: Jacqueline & Ruthmae Bain, Albertha Longley, Betty Ramdas, Patricia Johnson, Dolly Stubbs, Pulcheria Dorsett, Mary Haynes, Rose Bowles (Ft. Lauderdale), Sandra, Anetha & Clara Dorsett & Dr. Ruth Hanna; grant aunts: Ereka Youngblood, Alwyne Scavella, Patricia, Olga & Selah Dorsett; grand uncles: Vincent & Haynes Dorsett & Pastor Neville Scavella; cousins: Kenya, Janine, Michelle, Rashan, Kevin & Dwayne, Rudell, Raquel, Edgar, Ian, Darrin, Dwight, Bonika, Jamal, Keva, Dave, Donava, Donell, Darrell, Charmain, Cory, Wilber, William, Charles, Philip, Angela,Lanell & Paula, Maxine, Keith & Ryan Longley, Vanessa Miller, Lavaughn Forbes, Donna Dorsett, Pastor Paul Scavella, Tangella Forbes, Tangenique Bain, Clement, Shanice & Crystal Forbes & Tenaj Johnson; other relatives & friends: the Longley, Dorsett, Bain, Adderley, Roach, King, McPhee, Davis, Johnson, Coleby, Pinder, Munroe, Pickstock, Forbes, Major & Bonaby families, Rupert Roach, Nathalie Taylor, Sandra Sherman, Stephanie, Shirley Walker, Beverly Moss, Brian (Boldie) Gibson, Anthony (Skeebo) Roberts, Vincent (Shem) Sherman, the Majors (Harbour Island), the Culmers (Betty K crew), Mr. Craig Pyfrom & D.C. Technology, Mr. Levarity & Arawak Stevedores' crew, Floyd Moore, Navalette, Latoya, Julio & Mr. Mervyn Pinder.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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October 13, 2011
Monica Antoinette Thompson, 87

Funeral Service for the Late Monica Antoinette Thompson, 87 years of #4 Auster Lane, Stapledon Gardens and formerly of South Caicos, Turks Island will be held on Saturday October 15th, 10:00 a.m. at The Parish Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Trinity Way, Stapledon Gardens. Rev. Fr. R. Lindsey Fox assisted by Rev. Fr. John Kabiga, Rev. Fr. Mervyn Johnson and Rev. Richard Wood will officiate. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Soldier Road.
 Left to mourn her are her 4 children: Kirkwood Thompson, Evarista Mitchell, Elliot Turhan Thompson and Bernard Thompson. Grand-children: Lamar, Rochelle and Marcia Thompson, Adrian, Andria, Audra, Anwar and Ari Mitchell, Elliott, Lisa Thompson-Pelacanos, Tia and Trevor Thompson, Anthony Thompson, Candace Thomas, Kendia, Keshandi, Nathalya, Krystara Thompson, Monique and Ricardo Farrington, Margo Lightbourne, Kayla Cumberbatch, Carlos Thompson, Erica Wallace and Aisha Gray. Her Sister: Flossie "Tiny" Seymour. Brother-In-Law: Canton Thompson. Sister-in-Law: Eulie Thompson. Daughters-in-Law: Gail Thompson and Bridgette Thompson. Nieces: Shirley Rodgers, Doreen Marche, Dolly Edgecombe, Rosemarie Thompson, Joan Thompson, Ulma Handfield, Val Bowe, Lillith Major, Elizabeth Cartwright, Shirley Farrington, Michelle Anderson, Jackie Pinder, Dorothy Butler, Amanda Thompson, Diana Bailliou, Loretta Culmer, Natalie Miller, Beverley Knowles, Eleanor Bethel, Julie Bethel, Gloria Miller. Nephews: Sherlin, Ronald, Wendy, Crispin, Clyde, Presley and Leslie Seymour; Landes, Rodney, Okell, Edison, Spence, Plato, Owitt, Louis, Glenville, Davis and Eugene Thompson and Paul Bethel. Numerous Great Grand-Children including: Charlene, Kirkwood Elliott, Lauren, Tattiana, Keira and Kaden Thompson, Savannah Thomas; Shannon, Dario, Danielle and Raché Perigord, Dario and Brittney Thompson and Aiden Mitchell. Numerous other relatives and friends including: Olive Thompson, Bernice Adderley and family, Winston and Sandra Knight, Doris Fitzgerald, Rev. Dr. Howard and Gertrude Mills and family, Lisa Knowles, Yvette Romain, Dale Morales , Dywan and Aruna Rodgers, Dr. Dane Bowe and Dr. Colleen Fitzcharles, Darron and Cindy Bowe, Barry Seymour, Roy Rogers, André Mitchell, Jessica Thomley, Tamar Mitchell, Fabienne Brown, Gizelle and Robert "Chip" Bailey, Gloria Seymour and family, Alex Thompson, The Munnings Family, Anthony and Beverly Allen, Dein Bailey, Betty Bethel and family, Maude Weech and family, Jenzy Bethel and family, The Ellis family, The Seymour family, her Holy Trinity family including Mrs. Melverna Wong and Mrs. Vernell Moss, Father and Mrs. Etienne Bowleg, The Ewing family, The Malcolm family, The Stovell family, Dorothy Godet and family, The Quant family, The Godet family, The Bean family, The Rolle family, The Brown family, The Wang family, The Stubbs family, Pat Rattan, Marguerite Musgrove, Inez Russell and family, Deborah Thompson, Anthony and Elva Rolle and family, Pinky Hanna, Canon Delano Archer and family, Lou Adams and family The Right Honorable Perry Gladstone Christie and Mrs. Bernadette Christie and many others too numerous to mention. Special thanks to: Anaelle Auguste, Dr. Gertrude Holder, Dr. Egreta Eneas-Carey, Nurse Phillipa Armbrister, Dr. DuVaughn Curling, Dr. John Neely, Dr. Lloyd, Dr. William Chea and, the nurses and staff of Princess Margaret Hospital Female Medical Ward I
  
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, # 44 Nassau Street on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the Church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.
 
 
 
 

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June 14, 2010

The unexpected retirement of long-time educator and administrator at the College of the Bahamas, Executive Vice-president Dr Rhonda Chipman-Johnson, shocked some at the College, yesterday, when the news broke.

Dr Chipman-Johnson said she expected people to speculate, but she wished not to comment on her reasons, saying only that she was "exercising (her) eligibility to retire."

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October 30, 2012
BSF set for what should be very exciting nationals

In honor of all presidents and founders of the Bahamas Softball Federation (BSF), this year, the round robin and national championships will be billed as the 'President's Cup' in celebration of 40 years of existence.
Assembling at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex, this year will mark the largest amount of teams to participate in the round robin nationals. There will be new champions in both the men and ladies divisions as the defending champions, the Proper Care Whirlpool Lady Sharks out of New Providence and the U.S. Gold Panthers out of Grand Bahama, have both been eliminated.
Islands taking part in the ladies division are Abaco, Andros, Spanish Wells, Inagua, Grand Bahama and New Providence. In the Men's division the islands are Abaco, Andros, Spanish Wells, Grand Bahama and New Providence. As a result of the number of teams this year, the tournament starts on Thursday, November 1. All teams are expected to arrive in New Providence on Thursday.
The technical meeting for league representatives, managers and coaches will take place at 3 p.m. on Thursday. At that time, all rosters will be finalized, and rules and regulations will be discussed. At 7 p.m. on Thursday, the competition gets underway when Spanish Wells ladies go up against Andros. At 8 p.m., the same two teams will battle in the men's contest. At 9 p.m., the Grand Bahama ladies will tangle with the Inagua ladies, and the feature game on opening night will pit the New Providence ladies against Abaco ladies.
On Friday, action will pick up at 11 a.m., using three fields at the Baillou Hills complex. At 7 p.m., the official opening ceremony and induction for those selected to the BSF Hall of Fame will take place. Also, all former presidents who have served over the past 40 years, will be recognized, namely Michael Moss, Churchill Tener Knowles, Austin 'King Snake' Knowles, Neko Grant, Greg Christie, Romell Knowles and Burkett Dorsett.
Following the induction ceremony, what is expected to be two of the most exciting games of the tournament will be played when Grand Bahama ladies take on New Providence, and the New Providence men battle Abaco. Also on Friday night, there will be a display by a marching band, a live pop band, disco, fireworks, balloons and many giveaways. The night climaxes with a mix and mingle reception for all players and fans, a Junkanoo rush-out and dancing.
On Saturday, November 3, play resumes at 11 a.m. with a break at 3 p.m. The playoffs get underway on Saturday night at 7 p.m. On Sunday, beginning at 3 p.m., there will be four medal games, followed by the presentation of awards and the closing ceremony.
Those to be inducted into the BSF Hall of Fame under separate categories such as administrators, managers, coaches, umpires, and sponsors for meritorious services, are: Romell Knowles, Charlene Sturrup, Paula Johnson, Eric Williams, Eustace Penn, Vernon Farquharson, Gary Smith, Charles Johnson, Nigel Bootle, Leonard Newton, Michael Colebrooke, Yvonne Lockhart, Sam Knowles, Patrice Braithwaite, Edna Ingraham, George Mills, Alvin Smith, Suzanne Adderley, Brad Smith, Nancy Russell, Thora Sweeting, Lucy Wells, Kay Seiler, Rodney Gibson, Sue Roberts, Sherwin Smith, Cyril Smith, Anthony Weech, Marjorie Delaney, Arthur Johnson, Jeff Roberts, Rudy Gardiner, Eddie McSweeney, Spence Lynes, Joe Deal, Alphonso Albury, Pat Maynard, Bommer George Armbrister, Frank Forbes, Brusell Bradshaw, George Ferguson, Ronald 'Ding' Woodside, Clifford Scavella, Sherry Thompson (posthumously), Monica Woodside (posthumously), Paul 'Dingus' Thompson (posthumously), Bommer's Trucking and Sigma Management Ltd.

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April 26, 2012
John Selljoy Senatus, 39

Funeral service for John Selljoy Senatus, 39 yrs., a resident of Market & Deveaux Streets, who died on 10th April, 2012, will be held at New Riverside Church of God, Poinciana Drive, on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. Sylvanus Petty, assisted by other Ministers of Religion. Interment follows in Southern Cemetery, Cowpen & Spikenard Roads.Left to cherish his memories are his son: John Selljoy Senatus Jr.; daughter: Raven Senatus; fiance: Thatcher Russell; mother: Felita Nelson-Maurice; step father: Octarrien Maurice; sisters: Ducilia Nelson-Moltimer; Aeria Joseph Jean, Jasmine Nelson, Reslyne Remy, Veronique Dumervil, Bertha Pierre, Elianna Senatus & Nelly Louis; brothers: Vilsaint, Dorces & Adderley Senatus; uncles: Vitalien Senatus & Rochnel Nelson; aunts: Seltgrace Raphael & Agnes Joseph; cousins: Paul Joseph & Arnold Nelson; nephews: Johnsals Senatus, Sharod King, Antonio Moltimer, Dect. Andrew Jean & Olbry Pierre; nieces: Rose-Charma Jean, Wilnive Jean & Chriscilla Moltimer & a host of other relatives & friends.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from 10:00 a.m-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday at the church from 11:00 a.m. until service time.

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January 26, 2012
Clemnardo Nardo Ireno Johnson, 11

Funeral service for Clemnardo “Nardo” Ireno Johnson, 11, of Lower Bogue Eleuthera, who died at his residence January 14th, will be held on Saturday 1:00 p.m. at Charles Wesley Methodist Church Lower Bogue Eleuthera. Rev. John Baldwin II assisted by Pastor John Ingraham and Pastor Ednol Cash will officiate and interment will follow in the Public Cemetery Lower Bogue Eleuthera.

Left to cherish his memories are:

His parents:

Clement and Corrine Johnson

Adopted parents:

David and Raquel Armbrister

His grand-mothers:

Olga Frazier, Gloria Mun ...

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Supporting Junkanoo to Build Community
January 03, 2012
Supporting Junkanoo to Build Community

Nothing brings Bahamians together more than the cultural phenomenon of Junkanoo.  Through this timeless activity, community and creativity are fostered across ages and economic backgrounds.

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January 24, 2012
BISHOP'S SEX CASE APPEAL REJECTION TO BE REVEALED

By LAMECH JOHNSON

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A DETAILED version of the Court of Appeal ruling rejecting convicted sex offender Bishop Randy Fraser's bail application is expected to be revealed in court on Thursday.

Appellate court president Justice Anita Allen and Justices Stanley John and Abdulai Conteh are expected to issue the written document nearly six weeks after announcing their decision at the end of Fraser's bail hearing.

Fraser appeared before the appellate court on December 16 seeking to be granted bail pending the outcome of his appeal.

In November, he was convicted in Magistrate's Court of having sex with a minor between July 2005 and February 2006.

Prosecutors argued t ...

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'Choo Choo' Mackey embraces challenge from Reno
August 22, 2013
'Choo Choo' Mackey embraces challenge from Reno

"If he wants to address me tell him call me Mr. Mackey," said The Bahamas' super middleweight title holder Jermaine 'Choo Choo' Mackey yesterday, in a response to a challenge bout from Taureano Johnson...

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Father Mervyn Sydney 'Buck' Johnson passes
August 01, 2013
Father Mervyn Sydney 'Buck' Johnson passes

The Anglican Diocese is mourning the loss of Father Mervyn Sydney 'Buck' Johnson, who passed away on Sunday, July 28 at 8 a.m. at Doctors Hospital. He was 62 years old and succumbed after a 22-month battle with brain cancer.

Fr. Buck began his working career as a customs officer. He went on to become a manager and a vice president of operations at McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., before entering Codrington College to test his vocation to the sacred priesthood...

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October 04, 2011
Steven Johnson Syndrome, its next victim could be you!

Dear Editor,

My name is BELIEVE and I live with Stephen Johnson Syndrome - S.J.S and it's DEADLY!

Imagine someone constantly pouring rubbing alcohol on an open wound!
Your skin constantly on fire! Repeatedly pealing the scab off of a fresh
wound!  Well, meet my life long partner Steven Johnson Syndrome
(S.J.S)

In life we often tend to take everyday things for
granted!  The simplicity of being able to just lay there and breathe in
comfort,  our sight, being able to sleep at night, talk, hear, or even
drink a glass of water. Recently I went through

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