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Just a couple weeks ago, The Bahamas' senior men's national volleyball team were on the cusp of qualifying for the prestigious FIVB (International Federation of Volleyball) Men's World Championship, which would have been a historic first for the country, but they didn't qualify. The women haven't been on the same level as the men for quite some time.
The Bahamas' women finished sixth at the last Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) Championships, while the men were victorious. Not only that, but the men advanced all the way to the final round of the world championships qualifying process, finishing first in the first round, second in the second and third in the third, while the Bahamian women failed to get out of the first round in their group.
What is causing the huge disparity? Bahamas Volleyball Federation (BVF) President Joe Smith believes that sponsorship plays a significant part, and it is incumbent upon them to get more financial support behind the women's program in the country, like it is done for the men.
"Sponsorship is very important," said Smith. "The bottom line is that our women are not going to get better by just playing local teams here at home. We have to be able to get them more exposure and more experience, but we are well on the way. We are seeing a rebranding of the women's program now. I think that this is the year for them to excel.
"When you look at the program, a lot of youth is integrated into the team, ages 21-22.
"With the men, most of the guys who are excelling now, joined the program at a very young age, and they just grew together. I can see the ladies advancing to the third round of qualifiers (world championships) in the very near future. We have a good crop of athletes who can do it. It's just up to us to get some financial support behind them and allow them to get some international exposure. We are working on that."
The senior men and women's CAZOVA Championships are set for this summer, July 15-28, in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago.
Both Bahamian squads would have to win in order to qualify for the North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) Championships, set for next year. The Bahamas' men are the defending CAZOVA Champions, and finished seventh at the last NORCECA Championships. The women still have a lot of work to do, just to get to that level.
"I think that we are on the way. We just have to go out there and continue to recruit talented athletes," said New Providence Volleyball Association (NPVA) President DeVince Smith.
"We want to give the ladies the same opportunities that the men had in terms of international exposure, where they will be faced against some of the best players in our region. To play against your own can only take you so far. The guys got together, made the sacrifice, and went international to play international teams. That built their confidence. Once we do the same with the female program, you will see the same thing happening with them in the future."
The Bahamas' men's national team is one of the favorites going into the CAZOVA Championships this year. BVF President Smith feels that this is the year for the women to make a statement. The implementation of youth and agility into the program could be a major component for the women going forward. The addition of collegiate players such as Je'Nae Saunders, Avoni Seymour and Terae Sweeting into the national picture is expected to bolster the women's volleyball program here in the country.
"When you look at the men, they began to excel when a number of them went off to college. We see that happening now with the women, and we can see a difference in their play," said women's veteran player and coach Margaret 'Muggy' Albury. "I think that we are definitely on the right track in terms of getting the women more established. The collegiate players will only add to the women's national program in the country, so the future looks very bright."
The CAZOVA Championships are about a month away, and it will be interesting to see how The Bahamas fare against the rest of the region, particularly the women.
Funeral service for Ethelyn Bernice Michael, age 93 years, 6 Tower Estates Drive, Sans Souci, formerly of Deadman's Cay, Long Island, will be held on Saturday February 11th 2012 at 10:00a.m. at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Baillou Hill and Wulff Roads, officiating will be Canon Basil L. Tynes, assisted by Bishop Gilbert Thompson and Fr. Roderick Bain. Interment will follow in St. Mary's the Virgin Cemetery, Virginia and Nassau Streets.
Left to cherish her memories are her daughter: Yvonne M. Michael-Deveaux-Shaw; three grand children: Renee L. Deveaux, Marie Deveaux-Sands and Neil C. Shaw; eight great grand children: Jordan Armbrister, Amron, Alizsha and Simone Sands, Joy and Haley Smith and Alaina and Liam Shaw; grand-son-in-law: Vernon Smith, grand daughter-in-law: Stephanie Shaw; eighteen nieces: Dale McLeod, Carmen Smith, Lady Aloma Allen, Brenda Brace, Helen Scott, Carolyn Wilson, Patricia Carter, Barbara Jean Haines, Joanna Martin, Dorothy Colbert, Carolyn Bell, Carol D. Russell, Gail Malone, Courtney, Judy and Bernadette Nesbit, Gladys White and Ingrid Scott; fifteen nephews: Cleaso Munnings, Phillip, Paul and Glen White, Perry and Johnnie Scott, Elton Nesbitt Jr., Samuel and Emanuel Nesbitt, Martin L. and Walter Mann, Don McLeod, Keith Smith, Sir William Allen, Donnie Carter and William Haines; thirty-one grand nieces and nephews: Gerald Cooper, Patrick and Dia Carter-Webb and family, Robert, Leslie, Libby and Kevin Shelby, Kelly, Chris, Jules, Jason and Eli, William and Andrew Allen and Karen Allen-Howard and family, Elgin, Maurice, Keisha and Karlean Smith, Michael A. Lillian M. Robin D. and Angel K. Wilson, Melodye M., Jacobs, Tanya Crosson, Katie Scott , Lance, Jamal and Lyvette Munnings and Katia and Kavan Scott; seven great grand nieces and nephews: Kyle, Kaleah A. Waters and family, Lauren E. Jacobs, Samira A. Cummings, Asiah A Moore, Trenae L. and Trinity L. Crosson; other family and friends including: Cynthia Wells and family, William and Lynn Wells and family, Harriet Womach and family, Trixie Hanna, Paula Hanna-Miller and Rupert Miller, Dillis and Henry Storr and family, The Hon. Perry Christie and Bernadette Christie and family, Carnetta Burrows and family, Hinton Burrows and family, Virgie Carroll and family, Christine and Ben Johnson and family, Myrtis Turnquest and family, Ralph and Joan Munnings and family, Agnes Munnings, Shane Russell and family, Leona Davis-Rahming and family, Debra .Knowles-Clark, Bea Wilson and family, Nora, Florence Fornof, Edwin Burrows, Gwendolyn Brawdley, Violet Knowles, Rosmond Wells and family The Wells and Turnquest families, Peter and John Michael and family and Emile and Julia Michael-Griffith and family; numerous god-children too many to mention including: Paula Hanna-Miller, Samuel and Jere Cumberbatch and family, Katie Smith and family and Joanne Hanna; dear friends including: Madeline Thompson, Gloria Knowles and family, Alva Moxey and family, Orry J. Sands and family, Ian Mortemore and family, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Simmons and family, Althea Malone, Marge Ferguson, Doris Fitzgerald and family, Mr. and Mrs. Demeritte, Ricardo and Ethelyn Davis and family, Maria Campbell, Thelma Thompson, Mrs. Brennen, Elsie Thompson, Corin and Audrey Fountain, Mary Sinclair-Profilo and family, Mavis Davis and family, Eula Bain, Mrs. Clarke, Mrs. Cartwright, Ela Forbes, Velma Turnquest, Mavis Johnson, Tremmie D. Thompson, St. Barnabas Church and ACW family, Canon Basil Tynes and family, Inga Saunders and family, St. George's Church family and Rev. Dr. Roland Hamilton, Bishop Gilbert and Mrs. Thompson, Alma Oliver and others too numerous to mention.
Friends may pay their last respects at Butlers' Funeral Home & Crematorium, Ernest and York Streets on Friday February 10th, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and at the church on Saturday February 11th, 2012 from 9:00a.m. until service time.
Funeral service for Eunice Lorraine Anderson, age 59 years, of Petrea Street, Eastwood Subdivision will be held on Saturday May 19th, 2012 at 10:30 a.m., at New Lively Hope Baptist Church, Jerome Avenue and Chesapeake Road. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. A. Shelton Higgs, Rev. Hilbert Flowers, Rev. James Pennerman, Minister Julian V. Anderson and Minister Paula Moncur. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Solider Road.
Left to cherish her fondest memories are her daughter: Ashley Lorell Sweeting; one sister: Marjorie Anderson of Miami Florida; one brother: Claudius Anderson of Chicago Illinois; one sister-in-law: Patricia Anderson, nieces and nephews: Sandra, Terrence and Julian Anderson, Michelle and Freddie Robinson, Todd Anderson, Carla and Jason Hollis, Amber and Anishka Anderson, Patrice, Sherryann, Shantell, Charlene, Gwennie and Shenique Anderson, Silrita and Timothy Knowles, Claudette Anderson and Catherine Webb; grand nieces and nephews including: Khalin, Julian, Calvin and Julianne Anderson, Kasha, Alicia (Donnie) and Fred (JR) Robinson, Erica and Thomas Irvine, Rodney Williams, Percival (PJ) Curry, Deann Anderson and Christian Burrows; great grand nieces and nephews; other family members: Olive Vernett, Antoinette Curtis and family, Carolyn Sands, Myrtle Dean, Lucy Sands, Laverne Marche, the Andersons, Thompsons, Gibson, Sands and Delancy descendants of Deep Creek, Eleuthera, the Penn family, Ball's Alley family, Miriam Finley and Sheniqua Saunders, Leonie and Mavalo Duncanson, Vernell and Marsha Fawkes and family and The Pratt family; Special Friends and Neighbours: Tyrone Sweeting and children, Rose Thompson and family, Lillian Smith and family, Helen Rolle and family, Shirley Knowles and Wilfred Dorsett, Idamae Williams and family, Mary Clarke and Louise Ritchie, Vera Bain, Sonia Knowles and Veronica Jones, Mr. Harry and Audrey Knowles and children, The neighbours of Petrea Street and Angel Road, Eastwood Subdivision, Judy Knowles and Sharon (Sherry) Williams and family, Carolyn Seymour and Family, Jane Davis and family, Jackie Brice and family, Steve and Charlene Simmons, Steven and Magdalene Wilson and family, Lynette Minnis and Glynnis Rolle, Dulcie Armbrister and family, Clara (Mama) Dean, Valarie Dean and Dorothy Smith, Geraldine Higgs, Deborah Hall, Roscoe Sturrup, Persis Mackey, Dorothy Kemp, Randy and Christa Thurston and family; god children: Anndra Alday, Alvardo Deaveaux, Eugene (Ghandi) Clarke, Brunee Dorsett and Aldreco Rolle, Friends from Miami Florida: Margaret Brown, Janet Brown and family; Former colleagues of Batelco Poinciana and Camperdown Offices, Colleagues from the Telephone Department of Princess Margaret Hospital: Marina Laing -Supervisor, Grace Stubbs, Christine Toote, Eva Roker, Sandy Bethel, Deondra Butler, Keisha Pinder, Tabitha Josey, Nadia Saunders, other staff members of Princess Margaret Hospital, Nurses and Doctors at Princess Margaret Hospital: Dr. Eugene Gray, Dr. Akeem Minnis, Dr. Magnus, Dr. Munroe, Dr. Colette Thompson, Dr. Farquharson, Dr. Ricky Davis, Nurses of the Eye ward, Sister Pinder and Sister Butler; Church Family: Rev. Dr. A. Shelton and Lady Ingrid Higgs, Rev Hilbert and Victoria Flowers, Rev. James and Margaret Pennerman along with Ministers and the officers and members of New Lively Hope Baptist Church.
Friends may pay their last respects at Butlers' Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Ernest and York Streets on Friday May 18th, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and at the church on Saturday May 19th, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. until service time.
Funeral Service for Evangelist Althemese Virginia Ferguson age 54 years a resident of Joans Heights East will be held on Sunday 29th January 2012, 1:30p.m. at Mt Horeb Baptist Church, Sandy Port, Nassau. Officiating will be Suffrocate Bishop George Duncombe assisted by other Ministers. Interment will be made in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, John F Kennedy Drive.
She will always be remembered and linger in the hearts of her family, especially her mother and husband Inez, her two children, Jemmia, and Shanovia, her siblings and their spouses, Joyanne & Leroy Archer, Ken & Juliann Ferguson, Reno & Bronwen Smith, Terrance & Jennie Ferguson, Julian & Mary Ferguson, Blondell Ferguson, Joseph, Derek & Godfrey Dames, Diane & Olaleye Olawale of Miami, Florida and Gina & Kenneth Clarke. Adopted sisters Minister Betty Thompson, adopted brother Police Sgt 1215 Edward O. & Yvonne Andrews, Aunts Pastor Curlina Cox of Chesters, Acklins, Mrs. Madline George of Pastel, Acklins, Evangelist Petrona Ferguson Deaconess Delores Francis, Rev'd. Ruby Thompson, Thelma & Ruby Ferguson of Miami, Florida, Marilyn, Elizabeth, Virginia Sturrup, Florence Ramsey, Marilyn Miller, Fredreicka Caldwell and Ann Albury. Uncles: Edward Johnson, Edroy Ferguson of Miami, Florida, Norman & Frederick Sturrup, Barry and Fred Ramsey. Great Grand aunts: Lottie Darling & Lily Ferguson of New York. Nieces: Rochelle Ferguson, Racquel McCreary of Atlanta, Georgia, Kendia Ferguson, Racquena Thompson, Thomasina Dorsett, Romel, Kendeyanna, Kenshera, Keturah, Jayla and Kabra Ferguson, Bronique Smith, LeaAnn Archer, Demetria and Dereka Major and Toya Hope, Derese, Devonne and Vivianna Dames, Kandace Clarke, Shanna Olawale, AN-nique Dames. Nephews: Andrew Burrows, Dewitt Brown, Geno Ford, Ravanno Ferguson, Barrington and Jordan Archer, Revanno Smith, Jalan, Tevon, Jedidiah, and Julian Jr. Ferguson, Derek Jr. and Demarcian Dames, Carlyle Thompson, Jefferey Olawale. Grand-Nieces: Jasmine Stephens, Elviania Ferguson, Fallon-Emily Thompson, Leah Smith, Andrea Burrows, Diamond Ford, Keishanae, Makaisha and Makayla Ferguson, Leah Olawale and Jade. Grand-Nephews: Geno Jr. and Jabarri Ford, Menelik Darling, Navi Ferguson and Andrew Loawale. God Children: Lavenia Burrows, Rashad Storr, Philicia and Philip Dawkins and Brenique Hanna, Sherado, shamar and Sherea Sands, Edjuan Lewis, Jessica Duncombe, golden King and Avery Nesbitt. Other relatives and friends: Kevin & Desiree, Gregory & Audrey, Bursil, Kent Clarke, Annamae Cox, Henry & Thaddeus Frazer, Sharon, Edith & James Price, Pedro, Patrice, Malrie, Cedric, Trevor and Lowell Darling, Marilyn Rolle, Michelle, Llewyn and Oneal Ferguson, Pastor Ellington Ferguson, Danielle, Pastor Zendal, Sgt Granville (RBPF) Thompson and Able Mechanic Seaman Calvin Thompson, Charles, Chewargo, Chalavar, Shane and Shawn Thompson and Derek Wilson.
Special Friends: Ann Rolle, Vernita Sands, Evangelist Betty Duncombe, Evangelist Arnette Cooper, Old Kemp Ground, Val Storr, Elder Charles Anderson, Bro. Malcom Duncombe, Bro. Gregory Saunders, Sister Janice Lewis, Kiesha Brown, JoAnn Seymour, Petricia, Pamela Bowers, Ronique Curry, Patricia Davis, Mahketa Smith, Mother Gloria Dawkins, Mary Dawkins, Andros District of the P.A of W, Little Jerusalem Apostolic Church Family Christ Temple Church Family, Faith Apostolic Church Family, True Worshipers Family Pastor Tyrone Sands, Evangelist Brenda Maycock & Family, Sis Shirley Woodside & Family, One Way Holiness, Greater Bethel Cathedral, God's Temple of Praise, Church of Jesus Christ Church Family, Revelation Apostolic Church 1&2 Family, Bethel Temple Ministries, Transformation Ministries church family and Soul Seeking Ministries church family, Bishop Harry Collie, Bishop Victor and Mrs. Cooper & family, Deacon Vitzel and Evangelist Arnette Cooper, Gary, Brian, Michael, Vincent, Sharon, Joan Litherah Cooper, Sandra McKenzie and Kayla Culmer, Shaniqua Roker, Qitell Duncombe, Kevy Sands, Pastor Turner of Savannah, Georgia, Mother Elizabeth Manning of Savannah, Georgia,
Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Cedar Crest Funeral Home, Robinson Road & First Street on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00p.m. and on Sunday at New Jerusalem Apostolic Church, Delaporte from 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. and at the church from 12:30 a.m. until to service time.
Sapphire Funeral Service
Mrs. Coleta Yvedna Moss-Lightbourne age 62 years of Onslow Circle Freeport Grand Bahama and formerly of Chester's Acklins will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 10am at Wesley Methodist Church, Malcolm Road East. Rev. Theophilus Rolle, assisted by Rev. Dr. C. B. Moss and Rev. Emily Demeritte will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery, Soldier Road.
The Radiance of this "Sapphire of A Gem" will always glow in the hearts of her:
Devoted Husband of 42 years: Bert E. Lightbourne Sr.;
Three Sons: Bruno, Bert Jr. and Bradlo Lightbourne;
One Daughter: Berlice Lightbourne-Pintard;
Two Grandchildren: Jaidan Lightbourne and Jordan Bartlett;
Two Daughters-in-law: Melba and Racquel Lightbourne;
One Son-in-law: Michael Pintard;
Five Brothers: Retired Police Inspector Charles "Stinger" Sr., Reverend Doctor C. B., Nathan, Bert and Randy Moss;
Three Sisters: Jacqueline Brown-Dorsett, Dianna and Anne Moss;
Two Uncles: Harrington Beneby of Florida, U.S.A. and Leroy Moss;
Three Aunts: Evangelist Nelliemae Ferguson, Lady Igrid Darling and Alma Cox of Florida, U.S.A.;
Three Brothers-in-law: Arthur Dorsett, Harry and Alvin Lightbourne;
One Sister-in-law: Francisca Moss;
Four Nephews: Carlton, D'Angelo and Police Constable 3474 Charles H. Moss Jr. and Harold Pinder;
Nine Nieces: Carolyn Moss, Carla Moss-Fitzgerald, Crystal Kemp, Sharon Farrington, Shanda Styles, Sharah Hackette, Shanova, Shakesha and Gloriann Moss;
Grandnieces and Grandnephews Including: Diamond Pearson;
Other loving family and friends including: Leonette Ferguson, Albertha Law, Sylvia and Dawswell Bevans, Greta Meadows, Audrey Darling, Mavis Darling-Hill, Eddison and Jackie Cox, Thaddeus Darling, Marie McDonald, Valarie Williams, Charlene Hanna, Douglas and Odette Lightbourne, Iris and Cornelia Lightbourne, Laura Hepburn-Benson and family, Maurice and Lin Glinton, Kenneth and Lee Lightbourne, Margaret Taylor, Theresa Cumberbatch, Trudy Fuez, Lucy Weech, Clarence Wallace, Alecia Storr, Pastor Anne and Anthony Grant, Pastor Wellington and Cleo Ferguson, Everette and Rita Stuart, Dr. Levi Rolle, Karen Beneby, Iva Brown, Priscilla Rollins, Francita Brice, Naomi Butler, Macquella Smith, Evangeline Saunders, Dorcus Sawyer, Sandra Johnson, Maureen Campbell, Mazee Brusch, Larry and Bonnie Rolle, Urban Gibbs, Rev. Emmette and Ena Weir, Rev. Kenneth and Lynette Lewis, Rev Livingstone Malcolm, Rev Hilgrove Hamilton, Reverend Theophilus Rolle and the St. Paul's Methodist Church family, Mt. Olive Baptist Church family, the Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham and The Hon. Dr. Michael Darville.
Visitation will be in the "Emerald Suite" Emerald Ridge Mortuary & Monument Company Ltd. #20 Claridge Road on Friday, May 18, 2012 from 1pm to 6pm and on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Wesley Methodist Church, Malcolm Road East from 9am.
Congratulations go out to 10-year-old Savannah Brady for her outstanding accomplishments in the sport of gymnastics.
On January 27, young Brady with her coach Lavette Saunders, attended the Sun & Surf Spectacular Gymnastics Invitational in Coral Springs, Florida. Brady performed exceptionally well. The Sun & Surf Spectacular Gymnastics Invitational is one of the many meets hosted by Twister Gymnastics Club which is located in Ft. Lauderdale. This popular meet attracted 30 gymnastics clubs representing over 600 athletes. Brady was the token gymnast representing Nassau 'Nastics at this meet and she competed along with 14 other gymnasts in her age division, at USAG Level 6, level 10 being the highest level followed by elite.
This is Brady's first season competing as a level 6 gymnast. She began the season at the Atlantis Crown Invitational which was held here in The Bahamas at the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort from December 16-18, 2011. Club Head Coach Trevor Ramsey said: "First meets can be very difficult for our gymnasts, especially those who do not have the opportunity to travel abroad consistently to attend gymnastics competitions and this was made quite apparent by her scores at the Atlantis Crown Invitational."
Brady's performance earned her an 8.3 on vault, 8.0 on the balance beam, 8.0 on the floor and a disappointing 5.4 on the uneven bars giving her an all around score at the Atlantis Crown of 29.775.
However, after her first warm-up meet here at home, Brady, now with a newer realization of how much work she had to do in a short amount of time, resumed training at her gym at Nassau 'Nastics. Brady was determined to do better at her next meet, which is exactly what she did. She raised her overall score to 33.20.
"I was so happy with my bar score because I really wanted to do better than I did at my last competition, and I did," she said. At the Sun & Surf Spectacular gymnastics meet, Brady scored 8.3 on the vault, on the beam she scored 8.4, on the floor she scored 8.6 and on the bars she scored 7.9, which was a great improvement from the 5.4 bar score at the Atlantis Crown Invitational.
Brady's coach, Lavette Saunders, was very proud of her performances at the Sun & Surf Spectacular Invitational.
"Savannah came down with a temperature of 103 on the day of the competition and we were not sure if she was going to pull through. I asked Savannah if she would be able to compete and she said in a determined voice that she didn't come all this way for nothing. I was so proud of her."
Brady will also be attending the Gasparilla Classics in Tampa, Florida from February 24-26. She and her mother Michelle Brady have also made plans to attend the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England this summer.
Funeral service for Evangelist Mildred Christina Knowles, 65 yrs., a resident of Unison Road off Carmichael Road, who died on 29th January, 2012, will be held at Cousin McPhee Cathedral, Carmichael Road, on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Officiating will be Dr. Ranford Patterson. Interment follows in Southern Cemetery, Cowpen & Spikenard Roads.
Precious memories will be cherished in the hearts of her loving and wonderful husband: Everette Knowles; 4 sons: Rodwell, Johnathan, Everete Jr. and Leafred Knowles (deceased); 2 stepsons: Jeffery and Carlton Knowles; 5 daughters: Debra, Merciann and Ginger Knowles, Norma Bethel, Gaynell Sands; 1 step daughter: Oraley Smith; grandchildren: Larry, Rodman, Lakeshia, Shawniniqua, Arqualla, Pricilla, Rodwell Jr, Theo, Dancia, Jacara Knowles, Shrelle, Rochelle, Troy Jr. McDonald, Pamela, Chardeeka, Dwaniqueka, Dominqua Bethel, Angela, Angel Brown, Travis, Corey, Rashad Higgs, Anishka, Daraneshia Williams, Neil Jr., Antonio & Gaynell Enda Sands; 1 daughter-in-law: Denise Knowles; 3 sons-in-law: Neil Sands Sr., Dwayne Bethel and Shadrac Chalton; 5 sisters: Olivia Mackey of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Dora Saunders, Monalida Demeritte, Clothilda Saunders, Elizabeth Slack; 5 sisters-in-law: Ulrica Coleby, Gloretta Duncombe, Ivy, Gertrude and Geneva Knowles; 7 brothers-in-law; Charles, Hector, Christopher, Nevelle and Arnold Knowles of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Steven Slack, Leon Brown; great grand children: Shaquel, Amaya, Craig Jr., Hannah, Kaylin, Adrian, Jason, Randy, Mia; nieces: Arlene of Miami, Fl., Dona of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Diana Smith, Rosie Moxey, Mayala, Alama, Kim, Evelyn Neely, Michelle Green, Natasha of Miami, Fl., Malissa Burnside; nephews: Kevin, Michael, Ricardo Jr, Rynam, Charles Knowles, Al Coleby, Patrick Kemp, Ted and David Mackey of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Trevor, Erick Curry, Deon Poitier, Basil, Bryan, Kelston Brown, Christopher Barnet, Lambert Cartwright, Craig, Hew and Desmond Duncombe; numerous grand nieces & nephews, other relatives and friends including: Patrick Moss of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Frederick Saunders, Mary, Sherryann, Hannah, Latiesha and Gertrude Rolle, Patrice Henry, Pastor Henry Smith and family, Rev. Franklyn Burrows, Laura Taylor and family, Enda Sands and family, Pat Roberts and family, cole Henry, Mona, Catherine and Charles McPhee, Sister Lewis, Mother Edgecombe, Ms. Russell and family, Pastor Minus and family of Five Porches Church, Ruth and George Bethel and family, Craig Maycock and family, Leslie, Mrs. King and famliy, Sheila, Dr. Marley, Dr. Strachan, Sen. Michael Halkitas, Hon. Charles Maynard and family, Rosey, Shirley, Elcena, Marlene, June, Kevin, Charles McDonald & family, staff of Super Value #9, Esther Smith, Louise Clarke and family, Vanessa, Welhia, Shonel, Garvie, Charles Jr., the Jolly family, doctors and nurses of Princess Margaret Hospital, the Fox Hill, Unison and Cowpen Road communities.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday from 9-1:00 p.m. & at the church from 2:00 p.m. until service time.
Paradise Island, Bahamas -
the red carpet arrivals to the jumping after party, this year's
Crystals Diamond Awards, Kerzner's Annual Employee Appreciation Awards
Ceremony, proved to be an unforgettable experience! Hosted by Edward Fields,
VP of Public Affairs
and Beverly Saunders,
VP of Organizational Development,
the culturally-inspired gala affair, themed
'Celebrating Bahamian Hospitality', featured a mix of all things
Bahamian and some things we Bahamians just love, and if nothing
else, it was laugh out loud funny!
Honourees, nominees and
those simply attending the ceremony were greeted at the door by two
lovely little ladies dressed as Bahamian straw dolls...
By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
ONE of two men charged in the attempted murder of a veteran New Jersey police officer was convicted yesterday.
A jury found Ebenezer Sherman,19, guilty of the attempted murder of Sergeant John Casper by a count of 7-2. The jury, however, unanimously found Sherman's co-accused Bradley Saunders, 23, not guilty on the same charge. Both men were found guilty on the charge of attempted armed robbery of Joan Algios by a count of 7-2.
Sergeant Casper was shot in the chest on May 14, 2008, while walking with friends on the Cable Beach strip in the area of Ruby Avenue, not far from the residence of former prime minister P ...
Alice Town Bimini - In 1971 a Virginia Beach sportsman named Jerry Lavenstein and local
Bimini bonefish guide Ansil Saunders headed out on the Bimini mud flats to cast
their luck and hope for a trophy catch.
Lavenstein and Saunders gained immortality that day with a record catch, a
16-pound, 3-ounce monster bonefish, caught just 300 yards from the historic Big
Jump ahead to early 2011 and new Big Game Club Outpost owner, celebrated
artist Guy Harvey and his group of partners, had just opened a new outfitter