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NPSA All-Star games to be held tonight

With one game separating the first four teams in the women's division of the New Providence Softball Association (NPSA), executives believe pitchers from those squads will be sending 'heat' across the plate when they take to the field again.
But players will have to wait until Tuesday to bag a win in the regular season, as the annual All-Star games will be the highlight on the NPSA's calendar this weekend. Players were selected based on the statistics from the first half of the season.
Making the cut for President's Team, on the women's side, are Ernestine Stubbs, Jeanette Hilton, Donette Edwards, Alissa Albury, Lashanta Fowler, Lynsday Clarke, Shirlene Mackey, Katrel Dorsette, Vonette Nairn, Amarge Taylor, Melinda Bastian, Vanrika Rose, Keisha Miller, Lashanda Bethel, Shonte Cargill, Antonia Simms and Candice Smith. Carl Johnson and Nerissa Johnson will coach that team. Stephen Beneby is the team's manager.
The pitchers on the Vice President's Team are Brerisha Fawkes and Thela Johnson. Marissa Burrows and Shevette Taylor are the catchers while Crystal Delancey and Trevez Bridgewater will play first base. Stephanie Goodridge and Deandra Hart were selected for the second base position, and Maryann Ferguson and Tyrice Curry the third base. Other team members include Treika Munroe Jeannine Wallace, Vernita Evans, Shequel Smith, Ruth Coakley, Tikara Collie, Shantyna Stuart and Latonya Bowleg. Mario Ford is the team's manager while Sharlene Farrington and Michael Dillette will coach.
The top players in the men's divisions were also selected to play in this year's game. The president's list will feature ace pitcher Alcott Forbes and Deval Storr who will go up against Avery Rolle and Chris Curry. Both Rolle and Curry are on the Vice President's Team.
Angelo Dillete and Zhivargo Archer are the catchers for the President's squad; Adrian Pinder and Keron Sands will play first base. The second basemen are Maitland Demeritte and Kieron Munroe. Eric Johnson, Henry Martin, Philip Johnson and Ken Wood are the remaining infielders. Outfielders are Jordon Gibson, Antonio Burrows, Addie Finley, Lavaugh Ferguson, Richard Bain and Dino Sweeting.
Coaching the Vice President's Team is Andy Percentie. His team includes Daryle Dorsette, Garfield Bethel, Lamar Watkins, William Delancy, Winston Seymour Jr., Edron Knowles, Sherman Ferguson, Stennard Duncombe, D'Kyle Rolle, Lorenza Carter, Martin Burrows Jr. and Dean Rigby.
The All-Star players will take to field after the junior girl' game and the media versus the NPSA's executives and officials. The first pitch will be thrown at 5:30 p.m. All games will be played at the Bankers Field, located in the Baillou Hill Sporting Complex.

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Linda Glendina Burrows-Newbold, 43

Funeral service for Linda Glendina Burrows-Newbold, 43 yrs., a resident of Joan's Height, South Beach & formerly of Fritz Lane, who died on 3rd May, 2012, will be held at Metropolitan Baptist Church, Hay Street West, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. George Kelly, assisted by Rev. Gregory Major & Rev. Shirley Evans. Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
Her fond memories will forever be in the hearts of her:
Husband: Kermit Newbold
Daughters: Glendina and Kimberly Newbold
6 Sisters: Alice Chipman-Dames, Louise Smith, Naomi Chipman, Ruth Chipman-Brown, Maria Woods and Ismae Cadiz
3 Brothers: ASP Kingsley Burrows Sr., of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, Rudolph "Billy" Burrows and Donald Burrows
Mother-In-Law: Raphelitta Bowles
Sisters-In-Law: Sandra Bowles, Coreane Bowles-Newbold, Michelle Burrows, Alanna Burrows, Patricia Bowles-Darville, Dorothy Bowles, Yvette Dorsetta and Geneva Newbold
Brothers-In-Law: Henry Dames Sr., Wayne Darville, Reubin Cadiz Sr., and Raymond Newbold
Aunt: Florence Thompson
Grand Uncle: Abraham Rolle
Uncles-In-Law: Loxlly and Charles Thompson
Nieces: Sophia Dames, Kendera Delaney, Zanadete Cadiz, Shiann Burrows, Lakeisha Burrows, Megan Darville, Jessica-Nicole Darville, Lashanta Knowles, Alexis Hepburn, Sharine Weir, Chante Burrows, Veronica Bonimy, Kia Bonimy, Ormanique Nottage, Randira Lewis, Alexandra Newbold, Angie Dames, Chantel Dames, Shafena Brown and Terisa Burrows, Nasha Newbold
Nephews: Ryan Dames Sr., Henry Dames Jr., Cpl. 2489 Montgomery Brown Jr., Angelo Dean, D/C 2768 Donald Adderley, PC 2991 Concencion Burrows Sr., Shaquille Newbold, Randy Lewis, Mario Thompson, Kingsley Burrows Jr., Dion Burrows Carlton "CJ" Rolle, Montgomery Wayne Daeville, Anthony, Osborn Newbold and Joey Newbold 
Grand Nieces: Annalisa King, Jayla Knowles, Breanna Nottage, Regime Dames, Devona Dean, Ryanne and Raven Dames, Talleanna Brown, Keann Dean, Chrissy, Nelly and Alliah Dean, Jameisha and Henrietta Feaster, Johntashia and Tasharra Dames, Judeah Rolle, Chasity Adderley, Deidre Thompson, Kiara Newbold
Grand Nephews: Kerlin "Ching" King II, Anthony Dames, Kevin Butler Jr., Onnasis Johnson, Haillee Williams, Jamaal and Miquel Feaster, Leonardo and Samuel Brown, Ryan Dames Jr., John Dames Jr., Concencion Burrows Jr.,
Great Grand Niece: Keiara King
Great Grand Nephew: Kerlin King III
Cousins: Vincent King & Family, Dareth Russell & Family, Deleno Williams, Maurice Conliffe & Family, Kerlin "Cobra" King Sr., & Family, Emmanuel & Emily Osadebay & Family, Clement King & Family, Denise Deveaux-Bain, Sherman Rolle, Leonardo Rolle, Anthony Dawkins, Harrison Deveaux, Freeland Deveaux, Ingrid King & Family, Eleanor King & Family, Jackie Micklewhite & Family, Courtney, Keith, Don, Kennedy Thompson, Gladys Dawkins & Family, Fanny, James, Leroy & Henry Rolle, Anthoney Miller, Jeaery Thompson, Marilyn Thompson, Donnamae, Perline and Emily Rolle, Kathleen Green, Tetrese Hendfield, Loretta, Stenqet Hendfield, Louise Peterson of Belle Glade Florida, Devon, Deangelo, Rashad, Dendre, Natasha Deveaux, Margo, Sharon, Bernard, Nicole, Lakeisha, Charmine, Randy, Nicole, Emmanuel and Anastasia Deveaux, 
Other Family & Friends Include: Allando "Lance" Johnson, Rolling Lamor & Family, Rev. Julian Johnson & Family, Ava Johnson and Family, Derick Coby & Family, Shervin and Family, Jason "T. Jackson" Mckenzie, Ms. Dean & Family, Mrs. Albury & Family, Mildred Pratt & Family, Ruby Rolle & Family, Papa Ket and Family, Jackie and Family, Geneva Dorsetta & Family, Phillip & Baren Coby, Linda Brown & Family, Munroes & Family, George Basetin & Family, Agatha Pratt & Family, Indy and Family, Reynaldo Baillou, Mario Anderson, Ms. Faye, Alma Molly, Louise, Shonel Rodgers, Hepburn, Deon Nabbie, Smalls, Shelton Curtis, Dwight Rolle & Family, Dwayne Fisher, Rose Forbes & Family, Andrew "Ricky" Davis, Sis. Ann Taylor & Family, Rev. Gregory Major & Family, Cynthia Bastian & Family, Dexter Sands & Family, Sybil Butler & Family, Loretta & Henry Cartwright & Family, ASP Andrews & Family, Sgt. 973 Theodore Forbes & Family, Sgt. 185 Moss & Family, Sgt. 65 Demeritte & Family, Sgt. 843 Dean & Family, Sgt. 2101 Seifert, Hemrick Rolle & Family, Hetty Goodman & Family, Rosalie Neymour & Family, Troy Marshall, Garvin Butler, Demetruis Mckenzie & Family, Marcia Henricks, Rocky & Diane Fernander, Sanchez Brooks & Family, Dennis Albury & Family, Dennis Saunders, Wissy, Joanne Brown & Family, Paul Gray & Family, Serethea Clark & Family, Edric Clark & Family, Montgomery Brown Sr. & Family, Stevie Johnson & Family, Jeffrey & Sharon Rahming, Kenny Saunders & Family, Lawrence, Gomez, Shandia Ramsey & Family, Mark Bastian & Family, Stafford Turnquest & Family, Kenneth Hutchinson & Family, Tony Symonette & Family, Opral, Ms. Marina, Lloyd "Smokey" Smith, Dorsett Smith, Patches, Tura Cooper, Metropolitan Baptist Church Family, Pastor Robert McKinney and Worldwide Church of God Family, Dr. Lloyd, Dr. Bowleg, Doctors & Nurses of the P.M.H. Female Medical 1 and the P.M.H. Dialysis Center, South Beach Family, The Fritz Lane Family and The Golden Fire Crew-Valley Boys.

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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ELDER SHIRLEY JUDY PET BROWN, 53

Funeral Service for ELDER SHIRLEY JUDY "PET" BROWN aged 53 years of Faith Avenue who died on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 will be held on Sunday, June 3rd at 2:00pm at Kemp Road Ministries, Kemp Road.  Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Ivan Ford Butler, Jr. assisted by Other Ministers Of The Gospel.  Interment will be made in Lakeview Memorial Gardens and Mausoleums, John F. Kennedy Drive and Gladstone Road.
Left to cherish her memories: Her beloved Sons: Tiko and Stevon and Adopted daughter: Italia "JJ";  Her Sisters: Modena McPhee, Maxine Newton, Ruth Williams, Patricia Brown, Zella Symonette and Hollyann Brown; Her Brothers: James Darville of Houston, Texas, Ralph "Dick", Ulis Jr., Gregory, Dexter, Eglerton, Michael and David Brown; Brothers-in-law: Bishop Robert A. McPhee, Rev. Alfred Williams and Kenneth Symonette Sr.; Sisters-in-law: Marva Brown, Carolyn Darville of Houston, Texas and Pandora Darville of The Bluff, Eleuthera; Nieces and Nephews: Michelle and E. W. Hayes of Charlotte, North Carolina, Yvette and Shawn Knowles, Moleka McPhee, Robyn and Bishop Denczil Rolle, Lynette and Edward Benoit Sr., Deuel and Daythan Newton, Yasmin and Kenneth Newbold, Vernita, Jocond and  Alfred Williams Jr., Veronique Knowles, Petra, Rasheed and Kenicka Brown, P.C. 2832 Kenneth Symonette, Jr. and Kenise Symonette, Kevon, Khasna, Kyle, Dijonaise, Diandrea, D'andrè and Marissa Brown, Chardell Gibson and Dexter Riley Jr., Numerous Grand Nieces and Nephews; (3) Uncles: Milton Saunders, George Brown and Ernest Munroe of Moss Town, Exuma; (3) Aunts: Mary Saunders, Corene Saunders of Orlando, Florida and Cora McKenzie of Barraterre, Exuma; Numerous Cousins including: Sheila and Ezra Curry, Maria, Marilyn, Vernita and Elrita Munroe, Esther James, Paulette Farrington, Germaine White, Kayla Rolle, Henry and James Saunders; Deanne, Autie and Vandlyn McKenzie, Alice Whymms, Elizabeth Kelly, Kori, Alexander, Albert, Gary, Alexandria, Dino, Otis and Brayden Darville, Ginger and Elvira Hamilton of Deerfield, Florida.  Sherman and Samuel Brown and Family, Francis Brown and Family of Black Point, Exuma, Beverley Robinson and Family, Ann Sweeting and Family and Annismae Smith; Adopted Mother: Louise Prosper; Godmother: Nellie Rolle; Godchildren: Emmanuel Butler, Giovanni Cargill, Ivana Deveaux, Jasmin Harper, Crystal Curtis, Gabriella Butler and Dwaniqua Collie; Other Relatives and Friends Including: The Rev. Dr. C.W. Saunders and Family, Rev. Dr. Ivan Ford and Dr. Joann Butler, Rev. Dr. Daisy and Barry Winder, Jennifer Sutherland, Deborah Bain, Francita and Ivan Deveaux, Deacon Gregory and Sherell Mortimer, Mother Ruth Flowers and Family, Dr. David & Rose Butler and Family, Magdeline Murphy and Family, Clarabell Charles and Family, Sherilyn Brown, Marion Taylor, Ennetta and John Sanford, Denise Saunders, Mahalia Bootle, Stephen Roberts and Family, Pamela Rolle and Family, Lydia Mckenzie and Family, Sandra Mortimer and Family, Vernie Rolle and Family, Everette Hart and Family, Ethlyn Rolle & Family, Hanna Brice and Family, Hazel Knowles and Family, Suzie Black & Family, Vanderlyn Moss, Gregory Coakley, Dorethea Rolle, Sharon Shea, Christine & Isamae Curtis and Family, Anastacia Ferguson, Shawn & Neka Mortimer, Shirley Cooper and Family, Ruth Delancy and Family, Amos and Cynthia Ferguson and Family, Sedika Elliott and Family, Kenneth and Stephanie Clarke and Family, Stella Major and Family, Nejara Farrington, Katrina Williams and Sylvia Daniels of Miami, Florida and SAC's Class of 1975.   Neighbours: Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Claridge and Family, George Johnson and Family, Sandra Bain and Family, Jen Sweeting and Family, Blossie Smith and Family, Regina Albury and Family, Absolom Roach and Family, The Descendants of Henry and Rebecca Saunders, The Descendants of Mitchel and Albertha Brown of Black Point, Exuma,  The staff and patrons of STS Gift Center especially Wilfred Sergent, The Ministry of Finance and Revenue Section Staff, especially The Lunch Bunch, The Pastoral, Leadership Team and members of Kemp Road Ministries including the Senior Saints and others too numerous to mention.
Viewing will be held at Clarke's Funeral Home #10 Tonique Williams-Darling Highway on Saturday, June 2nd from 10:00am to 4:00pm and on Sunday, June 3rd from 12:00 Noon at the church until service time.

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Wilton Alexander Capt. or Box Brown Sr., 73

Funeral service for Captain Wilton Alexander "Capt." or "Box" Brown Sr., 73 yrs., a resident of #73 Old Cedar Street, Yellow Elder & formerly of Bluff, Eleuthera, who died on 26th April, 2012, will be held at Prayer & Praise Assembly, Ragged Island Street, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Cynthia "Mother" Pratt, assisted by other Ministers. Cremation follows.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife: Feletta Brown; Seven daughters: Judy Brown, Evangelist Sandra Knowles, Cpl. 384 Deborah Brown, Elsie Adderley, Portia Farrington, Cheryl and Peaches Brown; Twelve Sons: Captain James, Elder Leslie, Wilton, Darren, Godfrey, Edward, Rickey, Tony, and Jeffrey Brown, Sgt. 2319 Ricardo Neely, Michael and Theadore, One Brother: Henry Michael Brown; Nephews: Doctor Conville Brown, Captain Troy, Lawrence, Kevin, Rudolph, Garnet, William, Michael Brown, Jamal, Robert, Tyrone, Andrew Taylor, Gary and John Bain; Twenty Four Neices: Patsy, Vanria, Eunice, Marsha, Stephanie, Linda, Angila, Natalie, Ann, Neicey, Shirley of New York, Popsie, Janet, Natasha, Sonia, Theresa, Catherine, Kathy, Pam, Pat, Sophia, Cindy, Dinel, Sharia; Seventy Grand Children too numerous to mention including: Sheneka, Omah, Tavares, Cpl. 1416 Deangelo Butler, Gerard, Tavarren, Wenderia, Sandino, PC. 983 Latorio Demeritte, Minister Rantica Knowles, Laron, Lavanda, Urie, Trav is, Randin, Sancheo, Randolph Jr, Keithera, Paige, Nathaniel, Calrino, Miguel, Shaqueii, Shavanti, Lavardo, Donavan, Dentry, Dentrina, Leandra, Nikita, Jamario, Renaldo, Rachea, Desiree, Enrico, Riquell, Alexis, Wilton Jr, Ashinique, Denia, Quinn, Alex, Britney; Great grand children, Grand nieces and grand nephews too numerous to mention; Uncle: Howard Neely of the Bluff, Eleuthera; Aunt: Aletha Hudson of the Bluff, Eleuthera; Daughters in law: Marcia, Jacquel yn, Portia and Andra Brown; Sons in law: Randolph Knowles and Gaylen Farrington; Sisters in law: Merlene and Valerie Taylor of New Jersey;Brother in law: Aswald Taylor of Jamaica; Other relatives and friends including: The Rt. Hon Cynthia "Mother" Pratt, Marilyn,Janet and family of the Bluff, Eleuthera, Doctor Coraine Brown, Hon. Glynnis Hanna Martin, Glass Bottom Boat Association, The Bluff and Lower Bouge Communities, Old Ceder Street, Yellow Elder Community, Staff of Male Medical #2 Princess MargaretHospital, The Neely, Hudson, Brown and Johnson Families, Luceille and Nellie Rolle of Bluff, Eleuthera and Ms. Albury and 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 9:00 a.m. until service time.

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Berenus Loretta Cargill, 76

FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Funeral Service for the late Mother Berenus Loretta Cargill affectionately called "Titta and T.D" age 76 years of Mastic Point, Andros will be held on Sunday May 20th, 2012 at 10:30am at Cathedral of Olive, Morgan Bluff Drive, Andros. Officiating will be Bishop Philemon Wilson D.D. J.P. assisted by Bishop John Humes, Bishop Lewis Adderley, Elder Breacham Brennen and other ministers. Interment will follow in South Mastic Point Cemetery, Mastic Point, Andros.
Cherished memories will forever and always linger in the hearts of those she left behind, namely her devoted husband:  Pastor Prince Cargill; daughter:  Evang.  Valderine Burrows; sons: Tommy, Danny, Pastor Lynden Cargill and Pastor Manix Cargill; Son-in-law: Wilfred Burrows; Daughter-in-law: Min. Bernadette Cargill; Adopted daughters: Vernamae Knowles; Phyllis Bain; Lavern Moxey; Cathy Martin; Helen Smith; Gwen Penigan; Loretta Farrington, Marie Adderley; Adopted Sons: Bishop Mark Knowles; Lorenzo Harris, Steve Hanna; Grand children: Sinatra, Lenthius, Valdez, Cordero, Laval, Lenora and Amanda Burrows, Cornelius and Carrington Thompson, Nickoya, Torry, Toran, Lynden Jr., Tameiko, and Jeremiah Cargill; Great grand children: Jada Burrows, Kyle Thompson; Sisters: Idell Reckley, Marionetta Smith, Doretta Jackson (California), and Ruthmae Francis; Brothers: Cardinal, Jonathan, Charlie and Bradley Fowler; Sister-in- laws: Karen, Linda, Bridgette, Beulahmae Fowler, Julia Hanna, Perlene Russell, Catherine Minnus, Gina Newton, Esther Cargill; Brother-in-laws: Edwin Francis, John Cargill; Aunt: Maria Martin; Numerous nieces and nephews including Derek Oliver, Angela Bowen, Dennis Smith, Meredith Miller, Lisa Bonaby, Vander Williams, Bridgette Beneby, Leading Seaman Dwayne McGregor, Edwin Jr. Stacy , Odesa Francis, Robertha Stuart, Paula Josey, Diann, Stacy Hanna, Michelle McGregor, Nadia and Marlin Turner, Sharmaine Evans, Darilyn Grant, Mevatta Cox, Carla, Lashanta and Berkley Fowler, Sophia Russell, Samantha Smith, Delareese Smith-Styles; Other relatives and friends including: Althea Sands, Isolene Rolle, Vernita Russell and family, Edgburt Tinker, Melsine Dorsett and family, Mary Rolle and family, Leanza Hanna, Ivy Ferguson and family, Diana Beneby and family, Ellen Bowleg and family, Pastor Max Roberts and family, Bishop Lewis Adderley and family, Pastor Samuel Fowler and family, Pastor Carl Oliver and family, Pastor Reginald Ferguson and family, Pastor Phillip Campbell and family, Carlton Bowleg and family, Lenard Newton and family, Agatha Cleare and family, Bertha Burrows and family, Uris Dames and family, Sis. Bodie and family, Ms. Turnquest and family, Micheal Finley and family, the Bodie family, Dorrell Higgs and family, Basil Martin and family, Deacon Alvin Burrows and family, Pastor Catherine Burrows and the Outreach Evangelic Church family, Pastor Romer and Ebenezar Church family, Roselda Woodside and family, Pastor Harold Mackey and family, Ms. McDonald and family, Derek & Iguline Oliver and family, Maude Romer and family, Mavis Gaitor and family, Pastor George Colebrooke and family, Deliverance Tabernacle family, the Prayer Band family, the Church of God family, the Colebrooke family, Bowleg family, Dr. Philip Campbell and family, Joyce Fowler and family, Bishop Charles Dean and family, Pastor Dorinda Dean and M.R.I Church family, Pearlene Simmons and family, the Ministry of Works family  and many more too numerous to mention.

Viewing will be held in the Halcyon Suite at Restview Memorial Mortuary and Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Roads, on Thursday from 10:00am to 6:00pm and again on Friday at Small Hope Church of God, Central Andros from 6:00pm to 12:00am, Saturday at Mastic Point Church of God, North Andros from 12noon to 12:00am and Sunday at 8:30am at Cathedral of Olive, Morgan Bluff Drive, Andros until service time.

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19 spike in MLS sales encouraging realtors

Real estate sales on the Bahamas Real Estate Association’s (BREA) Multiple Listing Service (MLS) are up 19 percent for the first quarter of 2011, prompting one agent to say the market is rebounding.
“This indicates that the market is seeing a real estate recovery, which could be bad for the buyers of 2012 and great for sellers,” Matt Sweeting, an agent with Mario Carey Realty, told Guardian Business yesterday. First quarter 2011 sales closed at $33 million according to MLS data Sweeting provided, up from $26 million in the first quarter of last year.
The MLS system is essentially a virtual marketplace for real estate, bringing brokers and customers together electron ...

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Mario's Bowling & Entertainment Palace Two Year Anniversary

Friday 20th January 2012

Come, Celebrate with us! Mario's Bowling & Entertainment Palace Two Year Anniversary Join us for 2nd year anniversary with a day filled with entertainment, fun and laughter Friday January 20 . $2 bowling games . 2 for 1 drink specials . 2 for 1 skating . 2 for 1 cheese pizzas Door prizes & giveaways all day For more information call 326-8010


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PLP candidates dominate Family Islands

The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) won six of the 10 Family Island seats in Monday's general election.
These do not include Grand Bahama, where the PLP won three of the five seats there.
PLP candidate for North Andros and the Berry Islands Dr. Perry Gomez defeated former Minister of Education Desmond Bannister by 22 votes.
PLP Deputy Leader and incumbent MP Philip Brave Davis won the Cat Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador seat over his rivals FNM Senator Michael Pintard and DNA candidate Shawn Francis.
Davis had 84 more votes than Pintard.
The PLP deputy got 778 votes to Pintard's 694, while Francis only received nine votes.
In the 2007 general election, Davis defeated his opponent -- FNM candidate Gladys Johnson-Sands -- by 226 votes.
The PLP candidate for Central and South Eleuthera Damian Gomez beat the FNM's Howard Johnson and DNA candidate William Hunt.
He won by 66 votes.
In the Exuma and Ragged Island constituency, former Minister of State for the Environment Phenton Neymour fell to Anthony Moss of the PLP by 117 votes.
Moss received 1,337 votes compared to 1,220 for Neymour. Floyd Armbrister of the Democratic National Alliance received 64 votes.
PLP incumbent V. Alfred Gray held on to the MICAL seat over FNM candidate Sidney Collie by 24 votes.
Gray secured 674 votes compared to 650 votes for Collie. DNA candidate Jamarl Chea received six votes.
Gray defeated former Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes by 39 votes when he challenged that seat for the FNM in the 2007 general election.
Mangrove Cay and South Andros presented a tough battle. The PLP's candidate Picewell Forbes won by 167 votes over Independent candidate Whitney Bastian, and 260 votes over Ron Bosfield, the FNM's candidate for that constituency.
Forbes received 795 votes; Bastian 628 votes; Bosfield 535 and the DNA's candidate Wayde Forbes-Ferguson received 87 votes.
Forbes defeated Bastian by 440 votes when they went head to head in South Andros during the 2007 general election.
In the lead-up to Election Day, former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham predicted that his party would win the majority of the Family Island seats, a prediction that fell short of the mark last night.
However, Ingraham won the North Abaco seat for the eighth consecutive time by defeating PLP candidate Renardo Curry and DNA candidate Sonith Lockhart.
However, Curry was ahead in the polls by over 200 votes as some of the initial results came in for that constituency but that gap was closed and the votes soon reflected the former prime minister's win.
Ingraham, however, announced that he will not take his seat in Parliament. He also resigned as leader of the FNM.
Former Minister of Social Development Loretta Butler-Turner defeated PLP candidate Alex Storr and DNA candidate Mario Cartwright in Long Island.
Theo Neilly, the FNM's candidate for North Eleuthera, received 1,790 votes and defeated PLP candidate Clay Sweeting, who received 1,685 votes. The DNA's candidate for North Eleuthera George Taylor received 47 votes.

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The Hook Up

New Providence

BAKE SALE: Baark!'s spring bake sale takes place on Saturday, March 22 at Super Value Cable Beach or Windermere Spa, Harbour Bay between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

STAGE PLAY: Bernadette Russell pokes fun at the "church hypocrites" in her stage play "Playing With God: Church Hypocrites" the stage drama that is being held for one night only, on Friday, March 7 at Holy Trinity Activity Center, Trinity Way, Stapledon Gardens. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, children $10 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. show starts at 7:30 p.m.

MARLIN AWARDS: New Providence will once again play host to the 2014 Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards Weekend, July 24-27. A cross section of recording artists, songwriters, producers, engineers, graphic artists, photographers, managers and booking agents from throughout the Caribbean, Canada, Europe, Africa and the United States will be in attendance.

FUN RUN/WALK: Mario's Bowling & Entertainment Palace presents the 3rd Annual Mario & Big O Fun Run Walk to take place on Saturday, April 26 at 6 a.m. Runners, walkers and skaters will begin their route at Mario's Bowling, heading to West Bay Street and then returning to Mario's. A $25 donation fee applies to all participants, with goodies and prizes awarded to participants. As no currency will be handled on walk day, pre-registration is a must. Call 326-8012 or visit Mario's to register. All proceeds will be donated to The Bahamas Red Cross.

WORLD RELAYS: The inaugural (IAAF) International World Relays take place May 24-25 at Thomas A. Robinson Stadium. The event will bring together some of the best athletes in the world and is expected to attract many of the top sprint and middle distance medalists from the 2012 Olympic Games as well as the 2013 IAAF World Championships. For more information visit bahamasworldrelays.org.

CHANGING OF THE GUARD: The changing of the guard, a display of Bahamian music and military exercise, takes place each month on the last Thursday and Saturday at 10 a.m. at Government House. The changing of the guard has been a tradition since 1958. The ceremony features the world-renowned Royal Bahamas Police Force Marching Band and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force guards.

JAZZ AT THE HILTON: Jazz group Vice Versa, featuring vocalist Naomi Taylor, performs every Tuesday and Thursday at British Colonial Hilton at 6:30 p.m.

Grand Bahama

WOMEN ON THE BRIDGE: On Saturday, March 8, women and from around The Bahamas, along with international visitors will be joining together at the Garden of the Groves to celebrate International Women's Day.

Abaco

FOOD, FOLKS AND FUN: Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, will play host to the first Devour! The Beach festival. It will take place, March 26-29 with culinary events led by international celebrity chefs from Chicago, Las Vegas, Cleveland, Dallas, Ottawa and Halifax. Food and wine lovers will also enjoy sessions hosted by a master of wine from the United Kingdom. Two nights will feature themed gala dinners from classic French cuisine to the pan-American cooking. The days will have various activities for the culinary and wine enthusiast, from fishing and diving, to chef beach cookouts, to wine and culinary demonstrations.

The Exumas

REGATTA: The George Town Cruising Regatta takes place February 24-March 9. The event includes 12 days of activities for visiting cruisers and Exumians. There will be two days of sailing activities as well as spectacular onshore activities such as conch shell blowing contests, a variety show, softball competition and lots of family activities. The venue is picturesque Elizabeth Harbour in George Town. For more information telephone 336-2430.

o To have your event listed in The Hook Up, email your information to shavaughn@nasguard.com.

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Freeport Container Port lends support to West Grand Bahama Youth Organization

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- The youth of West Grand Bahama have a future that so far it seems to be through a new organization called the West Grand Bahama Youth Organization
Leader Mario Mott and Diannia Neat this group began about three years ago.
"We cater to the children in the community," explained Neat. "We play sports, we do drama, we do arts and provide mentorship, as we try to get them off the streets and give them a big brother/sister to come to whenever they are facing touch decisions.
"We try to give them camaraderie within their communities."
She said the group is stationed in West End, but a lot of them are from Eight Mile Rock.
Mott said their vision was to try to save the at risk kids, noting that he himself live in the Jones Town area. He said he did not like some of the things that were being said about the young people in his community, so he wanted to make a change and he had spoke with Neat and found out they shared this vision.
"One day Neat came to the softball field and said this her dream too, so we teamed up and said we are going to save them.

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