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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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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.
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April 26, 2012
Catching Up With: Doris Johnson Senior School head boy Dion Bowles Jr.

A leader is one who serves and can see the bigger picture, according to Doris Johnson Senior School head boy Dion Bowles Jr. The 17-year-old graduating senior says he has learnt in his tenure as co-head of his school that being a leader is more than barking orders or flaunting his power over others. The athletic young man, who has ambitions of being a medical technologist, says only the truly selfless and organized can be effective leaders. Although he has not always been of this mindset, Bowles believes he has learnt many humbling lessons from his role as co-head that he will carry throughout his life.

Q. Was being selected as head boy of your school a surprise to you?
A. Actually, I was not surprised. Since I entered Doris Johnson High School in grade 10, teachers have always commented that I had a lot of potential and the makings to be a head boy. They spoke it into my life I guess. I also always had a spirit that wanted to lead and be of service. So it was no surprise. I am doing what I was meant to do.

Q. What do you think made you stand out from your peers to be selected as head boy?
A. Since I came to this school I have always been involved in activities. I also kept up my grade point average and excelled in sports for the school. I have been a good representative and I work hard to balance everything. I even stretched my ambitions and tried to be more involved in leadership in the school by joining the student council. I was chosen as vice president and I learned a lot. I think it was a combination of all of these things that made me stand out from my peers.
Q. What advice would you give to other students who want to be in a leadership position?
A. I would tell them to stay focused and always work hard. It's important to always watch who you hang out with, because certain people can lead you down the wrong path. I would advise more students to be wise and listen to their own conscience and not follow the advice of others. You cannot be a leader if all you do is follow. Rising above peer pressure and be willing to go out of your way to do more in your school, and your work is important to be a leader in this environment.

Q. What challenges have you faced in being head boy and how do you overcome them?
A. I think the major issue I faced thus far is my time management and being more mature. It isn't always easy to balance everything you need to do. You have to do work in school, be a part of athletics as well as always be available for whatever my school needs me to do. It's a bit demanding at times, but it's all part of the job. Being in this position has also taught me how to separate myself from negativity and be unbiased as much as possible. I also have to prioritize and not be selfish in my decisions as well. But most of all I feel I had to learn to keep on being myself. Even if your role as a leader demands more and you have power, it's important not to let it get to your head. You have to keep on being the same person and be true to who you are no matter what. But most of all I feel I had to always remind myself to keep on being myself.
Q. What lesson do you think you will take from your experiences as head boy into your future endeavors?
A. I have learned what it takes to be a leader. I am not a follower and will not ever be again. I have learned how to make wiser decisions and to see the bigger picture rather than just what is in front of me. I intend to always pursue leadership positions henceforth and to let my light shine. I have also learned that being in a position of power does not mean being unfair to others. True leaders serve and I intend to take this lesson with me as I go through life.

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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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May 26, 2012
Rain puts a damper on softball schedule

Executives of the New Providence Softball Association (NPSA) will have to determine when the association's next two games will be played.
The rainy weather has already forced them to postpone four games, two of which they planned to play last night. If the rain continues, today's games will be in jeopardy. The four games that were re-scheduled were supposed to be played on Tuesday and Thursday nights.
When Guardian Sports spoke to Arthur Johnson, public relations officer at the NPSA early yesterday, he was scheduled to inspect the fields hours before the first pitch in Friday night's game.
He said: "We hope to play this evening (Friday) for the games that should have been played on Tuesday that were rained out. We had put those games for Wednesday, but they were rained out again and the only available day was today (Friday). Right now everything is looking pretty good. The sun is out and the guys are opening the field to see if it will dry. As a matter of fact, I am headed there in about 30 minutes to inspect.
"We are actually four games behind because Tuesday's games were rained out and this was the case for Thursday's games. Two games are played on each day so we are just four games behind our regular schedule."
Up to press time, it was not confirmed if the two games that were scheduled for last night were played. Johnson and crew were keeping their fingers crossed hoping that Mother Nature would give them a break so Saturday's games could take place.
With a holiday on Monday and one again on Friday, Johnson said he is not worried and that the two days should not affect the league. He confirmed that there will be no changes in the playing schedule.
"We didn't have any games scheduled for the holidays," he added. "The holidays would not affect us because we play Tuesday and we still have games scheduled for Saturday. The holidays might affect teams, but each roster holds 21 to 25 men or women.
"So if you have a team and some of their players are going away, they still have sufficient players so that game can still happen. And we haven't gotten any requests from teams asking for their games to be postponed due to other commitments. So we are still on schedule, the weather is the only thing that would hold us up."
Overall, Johnson likes how the play in the league is going. Last Tuesday, the YII Shipping Wildcats were set to take on the Lady Hit-Men. The feature game would bring the Miller Rams against the Mighty Mitts. Thursday's schedule had the ASAP Assassins and the YII Shipping Wildcats taking the field, followed by the Bommer G Operators and the Black Scorpions.

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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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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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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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February 23, 2012
Leonard White, 63

Memorial Service for Leonard White, age 63 years, of St. James Road, will be held on Saturday, February 25th, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Matthew's Anglican Church, Church and Shirley Streets. Officiating will be Dean Patrick Adderley assisted by other ministers.
Left to cherish his memories are: his three daughters: Inger and Janna White and Lelani Burrows; one son-in-law: Swithun Burrows II; two granddaughters: Hannah Achaia and Bethany Rebekah Burrows; friend : Hazel Carroll; mother: Delaine Carter; one sister: Delaine Bois; one brother: Johnalee White; three nieces: Tanya Johnson, Johnette Ramsey, and Vanessa Bois; one uncle: Lewis White; one aunt: Michelle White; one granduncle: P. Anthony White, cousins: Angela, Rudolph, and Lorraine White; Andre White, Gregg (Deborah) White, Carla ( Robert) Whittingham, Monique (Dr. Yusef) Morant-Wade, Dr. Austin(Vylana)Davis, Kay (Teshonn) Lockhart; Carolyn Davis,  Gary Davis, Adrian White, Grace and Denise Wallace,  Yvonne (Evan) Lewis, Neil Lasister, Felix, and James Bowe;                                                                                                                other  relatives and friends including: Alice, Sharon, Carol and David Martinborough, Gail (Walter) Saunders, Albena (Steve) Harding, Llewellyn (Jackie)Carroll, Charles (Marsha) Carroll,  Ricardo (Catherine) Carroll, Andrea Carroll, Kate Carroll-Outten; Jabari Carroll and Jamila Carroll-Thompson, Alyssa Knowles, Julius and Alana Cox, Althea Butler;  Lloyd Turnquest and Family; Anthony "Dino" Dean; Donzel Huyler and Family, Godfrey Burnside and Family, Ezzard and Julie Reckley;  Angela Brown and Family, Swithun and Lorraine Burrows and family, Sylvester George and Family, Joann Whylly and Family, Anya and Valarie Smith, Wenzel Gray, Derek Roberts, Cheryl Fernander,  Joe Adderley, and The Community of St. James Road.
Special thanks to: Drs. Austin Davis Sr., Adrian Sawyer and Colin Bullard, The Medical Team, Nurses and Staff of Male Medical II (PMH), Sis. Crystal Murray, and Dellarese Carroll,  Jamila Carroll-Thompson, Staff of Delta Airlines Ltd. (Nassau)  Fr. Dwight Rolle and The St. Ambrose Anglican Church Family, Dean Patrick Adderley, Fr. Colin Saunders;  Fr. Colin Humes,  Christ Church Cathedral Family, The Management and Staff of Crowley Bahamas Services, Director and Deputy Directors of the Anglican Central Education Authority, Mrs. Antoinette Storr, Mrs. Suzette Hanna, Administration, Faculty and Staff of St. John's College, students and parents of Grade 5H and The Management and Staff of Cable Bahamas Ltd.
There will be no viewing. Arrangements are being handled by Butlers' Funeral Homes and Crematorium.

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Ivan Johnson arrested and charged
June 30, 2011
Ivan Johnson arrested and charged

The publisher of The Punch newspaper, Ivan Johnson, has been charged by police with failing to declare at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA), according to the United States of America and The Bahamas Pre-clearance Agreement Act, police confirmed yesterday.

Johnson, 58, of Graycliff, West Hill Street, was arrested around 5:15 p.m. on Monday at the pre-clearance section of LPIA along with two women, ages 20 and 21, and he is accused of making a false monetary declaration, police confirmed.

Johnson is expected to be arraigned in Magistrates Court today.

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April 26, 2012
Olric Gladstone Marshall, 27

The Life & Times of"Olric Gladstone Marshall"
On December 9th, 1984 on the Island of New Providence, Olive gave birth to a handsome bouncing baby boy.  He was given the name "Olric Gladstone Marshall".
"Blu" as he was affectionately called received his early and formal education at Nassau Christian Academy, Lakemark Boarding school in Halifax, Canada and Galilee College.
"Blu" has worked in various capacities throughout his life.  He was employed at Sun Bound Bahamas. His greatest work satisfaction came from fixing motorbike engines. Blu had a fascination for motorbikes and was well loved and known by that community.
On April 14th, 2012, the Lord saw it fight that Blu's work here on earth was finished and called him home.
Left to cherish his memories are his Parents: Norenson and Olive Evans-Palacious; Father: Richard Marshall; Brothers: Darrel Miller, Jerard "JC" Palacious, Corporal 2672 Desmond Palacious, Crayshawn, Cherenzo, Kody, Justin, Rashad, Travis, Savor and Rick Marshall; Sisters: Desiree Rolle and Shorntelle;  Sister-in-law: Lisa Miller; Uncles & Aunts including: Edward (Joanne), Freddie (Michelle), Samuel (Margo), Sidney (Christine), John (CaSandra) Evans, Eric (Yolanda) Evans of Florida, Elizabeth (Denham) Stennett of Florida,  Gladys  Johnson, Frankiemae Evans, Estella (Gregory) Thompson, and Lorina (Paul) Pennerman,  Dennis, Winston and Dr. Lincoln Marshall, Estella Evans, Lawrence, Hilton, Earnest Jr., Rev. Priscola, Annamary, Elvis & Pandora; Grand Uncles: Charles (Mena) Taylor of Eleuthera, David Evans, Dr. Joseph (Ethel) Evans; Grand Aunts: Thelma (David) Duncombe, Sylvia Williams; Special friends: Shannel Rahming and Sammy Woodside; A host of other Relatives & Friends including: Danard and Dominique Russell, Jermaine, Kim and Michael Taylor, Thelma, Giovanah, Ryan, Shakeel, Raven, Tashell, Travis, Branden, Jania, Evans, Peebody, Vernon,  Kennon,  Leshawn Evans, Racquel Johnson, Donovan and Ajariah Thompson, Shanice Mayers, Joshua Pennerman,  Jade, Ashley, Rudy, Melanie,  Raymond, Carla, Garvin Evans, Samanta, Beverly Finley, Syd Butler, Ella Thompson and family, Mervin Sweeting and family, Olga Thompson and family, Bersil and Donnalee Miller, Willamae Sweeting, Jamal Bastian, Cardo Dean, Pinky, Betty Sands and family, Mrs. Mackey & family, Alfred Spence & family, Mr. & Mrs. Julian Smith, the Marshall family, The Braciel Clarke's family, Seagrape Plaza family, NCA school, Sandy Thomas of Philidelphia, Madeline Young, Bahamas Harvest Church, New Covenant Baptist Church family, Pastor Hall and Mrs. Hall, Inez and Dorothy Sands and Family, Travis Crossgill and family, Jermaine Black and family, "Buba", Jiles Bostwick and family, Richardo Dean, Diamond Johnson, Collie Family, Bank Leu Staff, Nick Lightbourne, Roselyn Dames, Melonie Miller and the entire Deep Creek, Palm Beach Street  and Nassau East North communities.
May His Soul Rest In Peace!

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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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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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Johnson bows out at BTC
July 21, 2014
Johnson bows out at BTC

MARLON Johnson, vice president of sales and marketing at the Bahamas Telecommunications Company, was tight-lipped yesterday over the terms of his resignation from the organisation...

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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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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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April 09, 2013
'Mother of tattoo shows' being planned for Clifford Park

This year's 40th anniversary independence festivities at Clifford Park will be the "mother of all celebrations", Chairman of the Independence Secretariat Jack Thompson promised yesterday."July is the centerpiece of these celebrations," Thompson said during a press conference yesterday at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture. "You will see Clifford Park like you've never seen it before. This year's Tattoo show will be the mother of tattoo shows. We may have not been saying much but the committee has been working. Clifford Park will come alive. You will never see it like this in your history. It will take another 40 years."The Tattoo event takes place on Clifford Park on the eve of Independence Day and usually culminates at 12 a.m. on Independence morning with a fireworks display. The government has decided to celebrate the 40th anniversary for the entire year with scores of events planned to mark the historical milestone. However, the Tattoo will be the highlight of the year's festivities.Thompson would not reveal too many details about the Tattoo yesterday, however Sports Minister Dr. Daniel Johnson added that the event will be something Bahamians should not miss.

As for the budget for the premier event, Dr. Johnson said the government has yet to calculate the final price tag, although he noted, "In our present condition in The Bahamas, we're not going to go overboard."He said the government is hoping to stick as close to last year's budget as it can and also called on corporate sponsors to come forward."The budget last year was just over $200,000 and you'll see a similar style thing with a few special [guests] particularly at the July event. We're bringing in one of the most renowned Bahamians," Johnson said. "I don't want to say too much but he has a play in London and is doing two shows in New York. He is going to come in and assist us in... making this Clifford Park experience something that we have never witnessed in our generation. [It] will be a marquee event."This year's theme "The Journey Continues" will focus on the strides The Bahamas has made since 1973 when it become an independent nation.And while the celebrations will culminate on July 10, Charles Carter, co-chair of the National Independence Committee, noted that the festivities will continue until Boxing Day Junkanoo."So after Independence Day, you should still expect to be around recognizing that this is still the 40th anniversary," he said.Carter also called on Bahamians not to politicize this historical event and not divide themselves based on politics."This is a process," he said. "The process is bigger than the people who are a part of the process in our view. It has nothing to do with the [Progressive Liberal Party], it has nothing to do with the [Free National Movement], it has nothing to do with all of the things that we find so distracting in this country to make mischief."A number of events are planned leading up the July 10 celebration including the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Beat Retreat's 33rd anniversary on April 21, "Culture in the Square" on May 18 and the Family Island regattas held throughout the year.For the full list of the independence events, contact the Independence Secretariat at 356-2100.A number of private events, such at the Chris Brown Invitational Track Meet to be held this weekend, at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, are also endorsed by the National Independence Committee.

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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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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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Custom Computers Promotes Excellence n Education!
September 08, 2011
Custom Computers Promotes Excellence n Education!

Continuing in its tradition of rewarding excellence in education, Custom Computers teamed up this year with The Hewlett-Packard Company to present brand new computers to the winners of its Fourth Annual A’s For Excellence Awards Competition on Saturday, September 3rd, at its Cable Beach Location. The promotion which started earlier this year, allowed students throughout the Bahamas who received at least one ‘A’ grade on their final report card, a chance to win the prizes donated by HP.

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May 04, 2012
Five Events Celebrated The Earth

Eleuthera, Bahamas – Earth Day 2012 celebrations in Eleuthera took on a whole new transformation where dreams, vision and collaboration were some of the successful ingredients that made it one, like no other. Six figures were invested into this project and as people learned more about the One Eleuthera Foundation, verbal pledges were committed towards signature projects on the Island. Branding Eleuthera as a cultural and heritage destination with a goal to ensure all development on the Island stays in scale with nature was solidified.

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'Big boost' from new non-stop flights
July 29, 2013
'Big boost' from new non-stop flights

The Bahamas will see a "big boost" from an additional 1,392 seats per month of airlift, as Delta Airlines will begin new non-stop service from four major U.S. cities beginning in December 2013.

Director General of Tourism David Johnson described the development on Friday as a "significant addition to our inventory"...

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CJ hears closing arguments in St. John's College case
July 24, 2013
CJ hears closing arguments in St. John's College case

Chief Justice Sir Michael Barnett yesterday said he is "struggling" with deciding whether it was "unreasonable" for the Anglican Central Education Authority (ACEA) to cancel graduation and prom for the St. John's College 2013 senior class.

Attorneys representing the ACEA and 26 students of St. John's College made closing submissions before Sir Michael in the Supreme Court...

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

By LAMECH JOHNSON

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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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July 15, 2013
Bar president decries 'uncertainty' in magistracy appointments

President of the Bahamas Bar Association Elsworth Johnson on Sunday decried the lack of "certainty in the process" of filling the voids left in the magistracy by the appointment of a chief magistrate and deputy chief magistrate to the Supreme Court.

Former Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez and Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita Bethell have been Supreme Court justices for two weeks, yet there is still no word on who will replace them...

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July 17, 2013
Temporary shutdown of LPIA creates delays

Heavy rainfall prompted Air Traffic Control (ATC) officials to close Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) for about 30 minutes yesterday, causing a series of delays in flight landings and departures, according to an official from the Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD).
NAD's Communications Manager Shonalee King-Johnson said ATC made the call to shut down the airport just after 1 p.m.
King-Johnson said that at the time of the closure several flights were due to land, but had to circle the area until they were given clearance.
"Meantime, some of the departing flights had to be held due to air saturation, meaning flights that were in the air, we had to make sure that those aircraft landed safely and then release the others to depart," King-Johnson said.
"So the priority was obviously given to the flights that were in the air."
She added that five flights on the U.S. Departures side were scheduled to depart during the impacted timeframe and experienced delays of up to one hour.
Air Traffic Control official Keith Major said ATC ordered the closure due to low visibility.
Major said the control tower does not allow airlines to operate when visibility is below one mile.
Meteorologist Neil Armstrong reported yesterday that 3.8 inches of rain fell in the previous 24 hours at the airport.
Armstrong noted that thunderstorm activity is not unusual during this time of year.
He said slight flooding is also expected in low lying areas.
A severe thunderstorm warning was in effect up to 6 p.m. yesterday.
Forecasters said light rain is expected today.

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April 19, 2012
George Anthony John Rolle, 55

Funeral service for George Anthony "John" Rolle, 55 years, a resident of Dunmore Street, who died on 31st March, 2012, will be held at Temple Baptist Church, Farrington Road, on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Wood. Interment follows in Old Trail Cemetery, Old Trail Road.Left to cherish his memories are his wife: Patricia Hinsey-Rolle; stepdaughter: Krista Hinsey; siblings & spouses: Patsy & Bertram Dorsett, Virginia & Lloyd Jones; Florence & Rueben Thompson, Kenneth Rolle, Rachel Rolle-Rodney (Miami), Daynette Rolle (Miami), Jeffrey & Anthony Rolle (Miami), Carolyn Harris (Miami), William Jr., Charles & Glenroy Rolle; sisters & brothers-in-law: Diane Rolle, Brenda Hinsey, Lorna Anderson, Rochelle Ferguson, Alvin & Rosen Green, Flora, Clarence, Joseph & ASP Kemmie Hinsey; aunts: Merle Neymour, Rosina Flowers & Mearil Hinsey; uncles: Rev. Alonzo Hinsey & Frank Hinsey; cousins: Rose, Merle, Lillian, Denise, Philip, Theophilis & Alvin Flowers, Mearil & Evelyn, Avinique, Elshadre, Elsworth Robins Jr.; nieces & spouses: Daphne Woods, Terricita Duvalier, Veronica Brooks, Tracey & Hugh Gray, Chandel & Brent Johnson, Raquel & Wayde Sands, Lloydrina & Errol Burrows, Cherise & Dr. Terrence Wilkinson, Michelle Rolle, Jennifer, Quanette, Nellen, Travette, Keyvanna & Faith of Miami, Sanovia & William Rolle (Miami); nephews & spouses: Michael Dorsett, Bertram & Mornica Dorsett; Andrew & Deborah Dorsett, Marvin & Shannel Dorsett, Paul Jones, Lloyd & Karen Jones, Christopher & Antonio Rolle (Miami); other family & friends including: Pastor Geoffrey Wood, Kevin Knowles, Derick Neymour, Dr. Kelafo Collie, Vandera & George Carey, Javon & Joeranda Braynen, Jason & Hughie Gray, Ranika Douglas, Anthony Morley, George Pratt, Omar Brooks, Tario & Shantavia, Jamal & Kera Brown, Toya Brown, Raquel & Carlisa Duvalier, Michael Knowles, Rachel Brooks, Stacy Simmons, Nadia & Lyle Chase, Deante Jones, Rosey (Windsor Lane), Barbara Bowe & family, Elaine Hinsey & family, Vincent Styles & family, Becka Rolle & family, Kendal "Rabit" & family, Effiemae Sutterland & family, Junior, Josephine (Brougham Street), Dunmore, Peter Street & Hospital Lane family, Bain Town family, Ministry of Education staff, Stephen Dillet Primary School, C.C. Sweeting High School & Government High School family.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 12:00 noon until service time.

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January 23, 2012
Vixens pull even with the Johnson's Lady Truckers

If the Johnson's Lady Truckers go on to lose Game Five of the New Providence Volleyball Association (NPVA) women's championship, they would probably look at the third set of Game Four as the one which really got away.
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December 21, 2011
HAITIAN FINED OVER DOCUMENTS

By LAMECH JOHNSON

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A HAITIAN man whose real name is unknown was fined $1,600 or faced with a four-months prison sentence after he was arraigned in Magistrate's Court yesterday afternoon on false document possession charges.

The penalty was handed down after Dennis Richards, defence attorney for "John Doe", asked Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez for mercy for his client "in the spirit of the season."

Doe, whose real name is unknown even to the Department of Immigration, admitted being in possession of a fake American passport and driver's licence.

The IDs, under the fake name "Dehun Delmeus", were uncovered on Saturday, December 17, by immigra ...

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