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William Holowesko remembered

Dear Editor,

I was very saddened to learn of the passing of William "Bill" Holowesko, the founder of the Holowesko clan in The Bahamas, last Friday, 12th November at his residence in Lyford Cay.
I had known Mr. Holowesko for 25 years, first making his acquaintance in 1985 as a callow legal research clerk, then employed by his brother-in-law Jerome Pyfrom and his law partner Noel Sawyer Roberts.
Whenever I encountered a snag in a research assignment, or needed help with a particular title problem, he always helped me willingly and with alacrity.
The deceased and I shared a great common interest in researching Bahamian genealogy, and we often joked of the many old families that were not ...

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Kristie Farah crowned Miss Grand Bahama 2012!
Kristie Farah crowned Miss Grand Bahama 2012!

Freeport, Bahamas - The Miss Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant came to a close on May 20th, 2012 after a busy weekend of activities. Saturday, May 19th the contestants were involved in a car parade from the YMCA leading to the Port Lucaya Marina for the National Costume Completion. After little rest, the contestants had to be fresh and ready for the big finale night on Sunday, May 20th.

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Documentary to inspire Bahamian start-ups

A success story from the Self-Starter Program is launching a documentary profiling the rise of his small business, and is hopeful that other Bahamian entrepreneurs can follow the blueprint.
The documentary is called "The Bahamian Dream", and takes a look at Bahamas Striping - a company that primarily focuses on the striping of roads, parking lots and other areas that require markers. Jerome Sawyer is the producer of the documentary and conducts a round of interviews with Bahamas Striping employees and clients that have contracted the small business.
President of Bahamas Striping Atario Mitchell is the focus of the documentary, and he shared his struggles after receiving a $5,000 grant from the Self-Starter program. He had to build a reputation from the ground up while competing against offshore firms.
Mitchell also explained the difficulties he faced in landing any work on the New Providence Road Improvement Project, but managed to secure a contract. His company has also been involved with the $409.5 million Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) redevelopment project.
Other contracts landed by the humble start-up include work for Solomon's Fresh Market at the Old Fort Bay Town Centre and 1.5 miles of roadway in Eleuthera.
The company has eight full-time employees and four that work part time.
Mitchell said that government should find ways to "nurture" small Bahamian businesses and provide some sort of an initial plan that involves networking until they are able to operate on their own. Failure to do so, according to Mitchell, will prevent any growth that small business want to achieve and local job opportunities will be lost due to foreign firms landing all the contracts.
Bahamas Striping was founded in 2010, and to date it has invested $200,000 in equipment. The company recently purchased a thermoplastic trailer in February valued at $80,000, which will allow it to take on larger projects at a more productive pace. The most recent contract the self-starter business was trying to land was the Lyford Cay Road project, estimated to be worth around $65,000.
Mitchell is also lobbying the government about the need to implement a maintenance program, where roads are held up to international standards. In addition to striping, pothole services are also offered by the firm.
The 30-minute documentary is set to air on all of the local channels, including Cable 12.

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Dame Joan visits Governor General

Nassau, Bahamas - Dame Joan
Sawyer, president of the Bahamas Court of Appeal, paid a courtesy call
on Governor General  Sir Arthur Foulkes on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at Government House. Dame Joan will retire from the High Court on November 26...

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Judge frees thief from 80-year jail sentence

Court of Appeal judges have ordered that a man who was sentenced to more than 80

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Prince Hepburn sentenced to 60 years
Prince Hepburn sentenced to 60 years

A man who murdered his mistress was yesterday sentenced to 60 years in prison.
Contractor Prince Hepburn hacked Nellie Mae Brown-Cox to death in a jealous rage between April 6 and 7, 2011 after he learned that she was seeing someone else, prosecutors said.
Hepburn, 51, had left his wife and children for Brown, who was also married. They had planned to marry after divorcing their spouses.
In passing sentence, Justice Indra Charles said that Hepburn, who had no prior brushes with the law, could have walked away in the same manner that he left his wife and children.
However, Hepburn learned that Brown-Cox was seeing someone else. According to the evidence, Hepburn confronted Brown-Cox about his rival and she brushed him off.
That's when he launched into a violent rage, chopping Brown-Cox in the head, arms and torso with two cutlasses.
Police found two cutlasses with the words "You're next George Sawyer" and "this is what cheaters get" engraved on them at the crime scene in South Beach.
Hepburn told a police officer at the scene that he'd spent over $1 million on Brown-Cox, left his wife and children for her and she cheated on him.
Psychiatrist Dr. Michael Neville testified that Hepburn was in a state of depression when he interviewed him shortly after the incident.
Hepburn's lawyer, Murrio Ducille, said that his client was not criminally responsible for his actions based on his mental state.
However, Franklyn Williams, the deputy director of public prosecutions, said the crime was premeditated and the punishment should fit the crime.
Prosecutors did not seek the death penalty, which the Privy Council said should be reserved for the "worst of the worst" cases.
Hepburn, who has been in custody since the murder, has 57 years remaining on his sentence.

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Thelma Elizabeth Campbell-Ford, 80

Memorial Service for Thelma Elizabeth Campbell-Ford, 80, of New York, U.S.A, formerly of Ball’s Alley, the Eastern District of Nassau, will be held on Friday August 19th, 2011 at 10:00a.m.at St. Bede’s Roman Catholic Church, Sutton Street. Officiating will be Fr. Glen Nixon. Interment will follow in the Western Cemetery, Nassau Street.
Precious memories will forever linger in the hearts of her daughter: Terri Sawyer-Latimore, one grand-daughter: Enjoili Latimore-Hollis and her husband Gordon; one great grand-daughter: Abrielle ; sisters: Patricia Campbell, Ginger Ray, Nurse Madeline Campbell, Corrine Iphill, Marsha Bowe, Maria Campbell and Peggy Bethel; brothers: Eugene, Edward, Ge ...

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Coleta Yvedna Moss-Lightbourne, 62

Sapphire Funeral Service
For

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.

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Thelma Elizabeth Campbell-Ford, 80
Thelma Elizabeth Campbell-Ford, 80

Memorial Service for Thelma Elizabeth Campbell-Ford, 80, of New York, U.S.A, formerly of Ball’s Alley, the Eastern District of Nassau, will be held on Friday August 19th, 2011 at 10:00a.m.at St. Bede’s Roman Catholic Church, Sutton Street. Officiating will be Fr. Glen Nixon. Interment will follow in the Western Cemetery, Nassau Street.

Precious memories will forever linger in the hearts of her daughter: Terri Sawyer-Latimore, one grand-daughter: Enjoili Latimore-Hollis and her husband Gordon; one great grand-daughter: Abrielle ; sisters: Patricia Campbell, Ginger Ray, Nurse Madeline Campbell, Corrine Iphill, Marsha Bowe, Maria Campbell and Peggy Bethel; brothers: Eugene, Edward, Ge ...

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Bahamian Dream Documentary Inspires Hope among Youth in Business

Nassau, Bahamas - "The
Bahamian Dream" premiered at a screening and reception held at the British
Colonial Hilton. The event was hosted by president of Bahamas Striping and
Atario Mitchell. The half hour documentary will air on four TV channels ZNS,
Cable 12, JCN and BCN this month and in May and June.

The
documentary focuses on Mitchell and his company and how they turned a $5,000
grant from the Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture into a viable, growing
business. The company started in May 2010 and sought to prove itself in the
face of established foreign and local competitors. Using Mitchell as an example
for Bahamian youth, producer and director Jerome Sawyer sought to portray the
challenges and opportunities that face young Bahamians starting in business...

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Idell Humes, 83

Idell Humes, 83, Antiqua Street, Golden Gates II and formerly of Mt. Thompson, Exuma, died on Saturday August 13, 2011.

Sons- Kevin & Sterling Francis and Wendell "Guts" Francis; Daughters - Yvonne Campbell, Valderine Winters, Brenda Sawyer, Diane Fernander, and Karen Francis; 19 - Grand Children, 14-Great Grand Children, Three Sisters, 1 Brother-In-Laws: Alice Francis, Earnest Winters, Dennis Campbell and Keith Fernander, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements will be announced at a later date.

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Hendrix John Johnson, 30

Funeral Service for Hendrix John Johnson affectionately called "Ferlie", age 30 of Harbour Island, who died August 10th at the Princess Margaret Hospital will be held on Saturday, 2:00 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, Harbour Island. Father Henry Osuagwu will officiate and interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery Harbour Island.

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Seven years and counting for extradition case

Attorneys for four alleged drugs dealers yesterday insisted that there was not enough evidence to support the men's extradition to Florida.
Trevor Roberts, Devroy Moss, Gordon Newbold and Sheldon Moore are among seven men the government of the United States has accused of drug crimes.
Yesterday, Murrio Ducille, who appears for Newbold and Moore, challenged the integrity of the wiretap evidence that underpins the case against them.
He noted that a recent Court of Appeal decision in the case of Tarquin Kelly highlighted that voice identification is no different from visual identification.
Ducille submitted that an identification should not be allowed when no foundation was established and there was no comparison done of the alleged voice evidence.
Maurice Glinton, the attorney for Roberts and Moss, said there was no evidence to connect them to the alleged crimes.
Glinton will submit more detailed arguments when the hearing resumes before Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita Bethell on October 7.
Lawyers for Lynden Deal, Bryan Deal and Shanto Curry will also present no case submissions at that time.
U.S. prosecutors requested the extradition of the men in June 2004.  However, they launched several legal challenges that prevented the hearing from proceeding before the magistrate.
In 2007, the Privy Council dismissed an argument that the bilateral extradition treaty between The Bahamas and the United States was unconstitutional.
The court ruled, "Their lordships are of the opinion that there is no merit in any of Mr. Glinton's arguments.  There has already been an inordinate delay in these cases due to the time that disposing of the arguments has occupied at first instance and on appeal. They respectfully agree with the Court of Appeal that the committal proceedings should continue as expeditiously as possible."
However, the proceedings were stayed once again when lawyers for the men challenged the lawfulness of the Listening Devices Act, which purportedly gave police the authority to eavesdrop on their phone calls.
The Court of Appeal dismissed the argument in 2010 and again ordered the matter to proceed expeditiously.
Then Court of Appeal president Dame Joan Sawyer said at the time, "This is now the fourth time that these matters are being remitted to the learned magistrate, which ought not be since the hearing before the magistrate is only a preliminary inquiry.
"These multiple applications serve only to make a mockery of the administration of justice in this country and put the learned magistrate in the position of not being able to abide by the orders of the higher courts."
The men appealed the decision to the Privy Council, but they did not get the court to stay the proceedings before the magistrate.
Deputy director of public prosecutions Franklyn Williams represents the U.S. government.

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Miss Grand Bahama 2012 Costume Competition: May 19th

Freeport, Grand Bahama - Miss Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant Organization Presents

Miss Grand Bahama 2012 Contestants Costume Judging Competition.  Taking Place on

Saturday

May 19th - 7pm at Grand Bahama Yacht Club.

This year's contestants are

Gabrielle Wong sponsored by Turning Bar,

Abilene Jones sponsored by

LneLiba

,

Carlene Johnson sponsored by Ocean Reef Resort, 

Mone't Johnson sponsored by Sawyers Fresh Market,

Kristie Farah ...

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Esther Network gears up for 4th annual Kingdom Women's Retreat and Conference for October

ABACO, Bahamas - Tara Sawyer-Moss returned home from college with an outlook that many may not perceive until later on in life. 

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Baseball milestones from 1970s decade

The slugger and the potent runs batted in (RBIs) player are highly valued in baseball. It's simple. While pitching is indeed 70 percent of the game, runs win them.
During the decade of the 1970s a number of milestones were reached in the Bahamas Baseball Association (BBA). Teams played 42 games during the seasons. The Bahamas Baseball Federation (BBF) has no senior league play. Unless the BBA becomes vibrant again and increases the number of games per season, some of the records established during the last decade of the 'Golden Era of Baseball in The Bahamas' (the 1970s) will never be broken.
For today, let's just go down memory lane a bit and examine two particular records.
Firstly, Crestwell Pratt, playing for St. Bernard's, connected for 18 home runs in 1977. Glenroy 'Flo' Saunders won the home run title with a mere three in 1970. The baseball records have not always been well kept, but pundits say Will Culmer should be credited with around nine homers in 1976. Fred 'Papa' Smith is officially listed with 11 in 1978. There is no record of anyone coming closer to Pratt.
The picture is clear. Pratt was just awesome. He had those huge shoulders and when he turned on a ball that he hit squarely, it always went a long distance, 18 times, going outside of the park. Pratt dwarfed all others in the power department.
The previous year, Eddie Ford (Del Jane), Roosevelt Turner (Del Jane) and Dencil Clark (St. Bernard's) tied for the crown with six each. They captivated the crowds. They were considered to be in a power groove and fans watched eagerly when they stepped up to the plate.
The next season, Pratt took the league by storm. The 18 homers put him in a class all by himself. Noted local sluggers through the different eras like Barrie Farrington, Merril Rodgers, Edmondo Moxey, John 'Hercules' Dean, Colin Thompson, Culmer and Lorenzo Lockhart, pale in comparison. Pratt's 18-homer total is golden.
Also in 1977, a slick third baseman who always made good contact at bat, got hot in the clutch early and remained that way throughout the season. Fred 'Chicken' Taylor drove in 59 runs, a senior league baseball record in The Bahamas. The late Peter Bethel, for Holsten Knights in 1978, had 51 RBIs. His total remains closest to Taylor, according to official statistics compiled by sports historian Jeff Williams.
Lockhart had 43 in 1972. Taylor, in 1973 when he was with Beck's Beer, drove in 39 runs. For comparison to the record, Robert 'Moose' Sawyer of Beck's, led the league in 1970 with 14 RBIs. The standout performances of the 1970s contributed greatly to the excitement that was synonymous with baseball at the time.
Fans were treated to the expected and the unexpected thrills. For instance, 'Papa' Smith was an oddity. He always looked like he was struggling just to put one step in front of the other. He looked slow. That was one great deception. He was quick when he had to be, agile enough to steal 35 bases one year while playing professional ball in the Minor Leagues. He was not known previously for being one of the feared sluggers. Then, he hit 11 home runs in 1978.
Go figure that. Let's reflect on Turner. Fondly referred to as 'Bruso' or 'Dog', Turner had pure speed. In fact, when a visiting scout saw how quickly he motored down to first out of the batter's box, Turner almost immediately was signed to a pro contract. However, Turner was never known for power at the plate. Yet, he hit six 'dingers' in 1975.
How about that? That's what baseball in The Bahamas during the 1970s, was all about.
Milestone baseball statistics provided by Sports Historian Jeff Williams. To respond to this column, kindly contact Fred Sturrup at sturrup1504@gmail.com.

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Bahamian Short Film on Multiple Sclerosis Sudden Onset premieres Thursday, May 10th

Nassau, Bahamas - Bahamian
Short Film on Multiple Sclerosis premieres Thursday, May 10 at 6pm
College of The Bahamas Harry C. Moore Library

The short film "Sudden Onset" written and directed by Bahamian Katherine
Beneby II will premier at the College of The Bahamas Harry C. Moore
Library and Information Centre on Thursday May 10 at 6pm with guest
presenter Dr. Charles Rahming and Host for the evening Jerome Sawyer. An
educational forum will follow the film.

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Bahamian Short Film on Multiple Sclerosis Sudden Onset premieres Thursday, May 10th

Nassau, Bahamas - Bahamian
Short Film on Multiple Sclerosis premieres Thursday, May 10 at 6pm
College of The Bahamas Harry C. Moore Library

The short film "Sudden Onset" written and directed by Bahamian Katherine
Beneby II will premier at the College of The Bahamas Harry C. Moore
Library and Information Centre on Thursday May 10 at 6pm with guest
presenter Dr. Charles Rahming and Host for the evening Jerome Sawyer. An
educational forum will follow the film.

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Early Unofficial results 9
Early (Unofficial) results #9

Early (Unofficial) results #9

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Bertram Livingston Williams, 87

Funeral Service For Bertram Livingston Williams, 87, of Marsh Harbour, Abaco will be held on Saturday January 21st, 2012 at 11:00 am at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church, Dundas Town, Abaco. Officiating will be Pastor Jacinta Marie Neely, assisted by Brother Gary Sawyer and Brother. Interment will follow in the Dundas Town Public Cemetery.

Left to cherish his memories are: his ten (10) children: Livingston, Tyrone, Larry, Paul, Jacky and Michael Williams, Eleanor Darville, Willamae Moss, Melissa and Michelle Williams; Grandchildren: Shantique, Lasonya, Racquel, Telisha, Shakeesa, Tanisha, Turkessa, Demetria, Shonie, Jamal, Jacksill, Roger, O’Neil, Renaldo, Nikal, Harmony, ...

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BTC Brings High-Speed Technology to the Cat Island Children
BTC Brings High-Speed Technology to the Cat Island Children

GIVING CAT ISLAND YOUNGSTERS A BOOST -- Employee participants of BTC’s new ivolunteer initiative recently made a special visit to the Cat Island Children’s Home. The company donated $15,000 worth of equipment and services to the home including two commercial washing machines, four top-of-the-line computers, a ViBe phone, 8mb hi-speed internet service, 20 fruit and palm trees and a shipment of gardening supplies. Pictured L-R: Patricia Walters, VP Customer Services, Jerome Sawyer, BTC Senior Manager Public Relations, Naaman Ellis, BTC Senior Manager Cat Island & Eleuthera, Myra Mitchell, BTC Manager IT Project Management Office, Cat Island Home Administrator Cindy Moss, Carl Culmer, BTC VP Field Operations.

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Bahamian Short Film on Multiple Sclerosis Sudden Onset premieres Thursday, May 10th

Nassau, Bahamas - Bahamian
Short Film on Multiple Sclerosis premieres Thursday, May 10 at 6pm
College of The Bahamas Harry C. Moore Library

The short film "Sudden Onset" written and directed by Bahamian Katherine
Beneby II will premier at the College of The Bahamas Harry C. Moore
Library and Information Centre on Thursday May 10 at 6pm with guest
presenter Dr. Charles Rahming and Host for the evening Jerome Sawyer. An
educational forum will follow the film.

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Meet the Contestants of the Miss Grand Bahama Pageant 2012

Freeport, Bahamas -
Miss Grand Bahama Beauty pageant is underway and we want you to get to
know this year's contestants!  Each of the seven beauties were asked some
basic information about themselves. Here are their responses along with
official photo shots taken by Free City TV on location at the Grand
Bahama Yacht Club.

This year's contestants are

Gabrielle Wong sponsored by Turning Bar,

Abilene Jones sponsored by

LneLiba

,

Carlene Johnson sponsored by Ocean Reef Resort, 

Mone't Johnson sponsored by Sawyers Fresh Market,

Kristie Farah sponsored by Bella Rose,

Christen Barrow sponsored by Alvernia Foods (Cat Island), and

Andria Miller sponsored by Pier 1 Restaurant...

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Restitution and Reposition

TARA Sawyer-Moss returned home from college with an outlook that many may not perceive until later on in life. She says she realised that the Lord had placed an assignment on her life - to inspire all people, but especially women, who oftentimes are not encouraged and reminded of their value and worth.

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(VIDEO) PLP Abaco Bahamas rally Perry Christie's address

The Leader of the Progressive Liberal Party traveled to Abaco in support of PLP candidates Renardo Curry and Gary Sawyer.  The Leader addressed a large crowd of supports and told them that "it's time to Believe in Bahamians. You can read the leaders remarks below:

May 2, 2012I want to begin by thanking you for all you've done so far to
help us change the direction of our country on May 7th, God willing.

So many of you have supported us - with your ideas and your prayers and your hard work...and with your votes, too!

To all of you who voted yesterday in support of the PLP, I
thank you!.  You told us with your votes that you're ready for a
government that's serious about fighting...

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Perry Christie's address at PLP Abaco Bahamas rally May 2, 2012

The Leader of the Progressive Liberal Party traveled to Abaco in support of PLP candidates Renardo Curry and Gary Sawyer.  The Leader addressed a large crowd of supports and told them that "it's time to Believe in Bahamians. You can read the leaders remarks below:

May 2, 2012I want to begin by thanking you for all you've done so far to
help us change the direction of our country on May 7th, God willing.

So many of you have supported us - with your ideas and your prayers and your hard work...and with your votes, too!
To all of you who voted yesterday in support of the PLP, I
thank you!.  You told us with your votes that you're ready for a
government that's serious about fighting...

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Phase I of National Stadium almost done
Phase I of National Stadium almost done

Touted as the largest of its kind in the region, the new national stadium nears completion with just nine months left to go.

During a site tour led by Project Manager, Iram Lewis, Monday, September 13, Ministry of Tourism officials and the media were invited to see new developments at the site.

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Remarks by Philip Brave Davis at PLP mass rally in Abaco

ABACO, Bahamas - The following are remarks by Philip 'Brave' Davis at the PLP ABACO MASS RALLY on May 2, 2012:

Good
Evening Abaco!!! Are you ready? Are you ready to help the PLP get rid
of this worthless, uncaring and corrupt FNM government?

Are you ready to elect Renardo Curry as your next Member of Parliament and send PAPA CLOWN into retirement?

Are you ready to give us Gary Sawyer in the South and Central Abaco?

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Jerome Thomas Franks, 88

Funeral Service for the Late Jerome Thomas Franks, 88 years of Coral Heights Estates and formerly of Port Nelson, Rum Cay will be held on Saturday May 5th, 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Virginia Street. Rev. Fr. Dwight M. Bowe will officiate. Interment will follow in the Western Cemetery, Nassau Street.
He was predeceased by his son Jerome Franks and Left to morn are his 4 Sons: Anthony and Philip Franks, George Leslie Sealy and Jermaine "Choo Choo" Mackey; 4 Daughters: Maxine Benjamin,Wilhelmenia Shearer, Pamela Frnaks Rolle and Monique Campbell; Grand-Children: Raphael Lynes and Shantell Franks, Antonia Culmer, Dahria Franks, Barbara Za' Conliffe, Anita and Philippa Franks, Nicole Sealy, Jermaine Jr., and Jernaine Mackey, Sandy Campbell, Raquino Franks, Allen, Crispin and Tanya Benjamin, Crystal Brice, Tovera, Tomiko, Tomia, Feodor Shearer, Deandra, Demetrius and Uriah Rolle, Eugene II, Shaquille, Kyle, Jewel and Jasmine Campbell, Beverly Alfreus and Henry Francis; Great-Grandchildren: Aimee Franks, Carynn Culmer, Christian Sealy, Ashtel and Amye Fox, Cameron and Kai Brice, Andrew and Hailey Benjamin, Zhyon and Zaria Lynes and Timothy Ward Jr.; 2 Sisters: Avilda Scavella and Hermie Bain Of Port Nelson Rum Cay; 1 Sister-In-Law: Rosie Grant; 1 Brother-In Law: Anzlo Strachan; 3 Daughters-In-Law: Dr. Bonnie Franks Of Grand Bahama, Gina Rodgers Sealy and Rose Ann Franks of Miami, Florida; 3 Sons- In-Law: Andrew Benjamin, Macloid Shearer, Eugene Campbell I; Numerous nieces and nephews including: Delores Wilson Of Port Nelson Rum Cay, Dr. Lesley and Kirkland Culmer, Zelma Dean, Rodney Braynen, Marsha Deveaux, Ingrid Culmer and Russell Franks Of Grand Bahama. Other relatives and friends including: Bishop Gilbert Thompson, Osborne and Christine Sawyer, Meta Bethell and Family, Brenda Archer, Henry Brooks, The Strachan Family, The Rahming Family, The Butler Family, The Robinson Family, The Culmer Family, The Gran Family, Dr. Charles Carter, kernita Sands and  Family, Doreen Deveaux and Family, James Johnson and Family, The Campbell Family, Terresa Bnett, Bishop Kirkwood Murphy and Family , All the decedents of Rum Cay, Mervin Greene, Peter and Yvette Turnquest, Rev. and Mrs. Andrew Stuart, Mrs. Cunningham and Family, Eleanor Black, Paulette Wilson, Bertha Lunn and Niccara Deveaux also the One and Only Club, Queens College, Family Guardian, Going Places, Atlantis Table Games Dept and The church family of St. Mary's The Virgin.
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the Church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

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Miss Grand Bahama Top Model Talent Competition: May 4th

Freeport, Bahamas - The Miss Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant's

Top Model & Talent Competition will be on

May 4, 2012  at 8pm

at

Island Sea Resort.

Please come out and support these
lovely young ladies, of which one will wear the crown and represent her
island and country. Tickets are only $10 and include a free a drink.

This year's contestants are

Gabrielle
Wong sponsored by TurnIng Bar, Abilene Jones sponsored by Lneliba,
Carlene Johnson sponsored by Ocean Reef Resorts, Miss Grand Bahama 2011
Keriann Stuart, Mone't Johnson sponsored by Sawyers Fresh Market, Kristi
Farah sponsored by Bella Rose, Christen Barrow sponsored by Alvernia
Foods (Cat Island), and Andria Miller sponsored by Pier 1 Restaurant...

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