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Gospel Beauties Courtesy Call on Hon. Charles Maynard

Nassau, Bahamas - Contestants for Miss Gospel Bahamas pay courtesy call on the Hon. Charles Maynard, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture June 14. Pictured sitting from left: Dianthus Johnson, Miss Mt. Pleasant Green Baptist Church; Minister Maynard; Candice Rolle, Miss Dash Designer Shoes. Standing from left: Andrice Strachan, Miss Bethany Assembly; Gerissa Maurice, Miss New Destiny Baptist Cathedral; Nikirah Braynen, Miss Cornerstone International; Nehemie Louis, Miss V.C.C. Worshiper; Aimee Ferguson, Miss Zion
Baptist South Beach; Lavette Smith, Miss Lakeview Church of God; and Cedrica Williamson, Miss Life Line Family Church.

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Tayvon Demeritte, 23 months

Funeral service for Tayvon Demeritte, 23 months, a resident of Howard Street, Chippingham, who died on 1st February, 2012, will be held at Coke Memorial Methodist Church, Rose Street, Fox Hill, on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Officiating will be Minister Rev. Emily Demeritte. Interment follows in Fox Hill Cemetery, Fox Hill Road.
Left to cherish his memories are his mother: Theidra Demeritte; father: Alderano Cunningham; sister: Tayvonte Cooper; grandparents: Mable Cox & Theran Demeritte; aunt: Mrs. Kelsey Hibbert; great grandparents: Dolly & George Cox; adopted father: Shayne Archer; grandaunts: Cloann Rolle, Stephanie Turnquest, Dale Estelhomme, Bridgette Bridgewater, Yvette Rolle, Bernice Harris & ...

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The creepy crawlers of summer

She's the mother of three accident prone children all under the age of six. She's a former morgue assistant, ambulance dispatcher, pre-school teacher and even a volunteer animal rescuer and as a result, has had to deal with everything from gushing blood to dead people, injured animals and grossly sick children, you'd think nothing would phase this 35-year-old.  But there is one thing that can make K'Andrea Moxey-Wright cringe and it's those creepy crawly insects.  Nothing frightens her more than the multi-legged creatures that invade people's living spaces during summer time.
"When I know summer is almost here I get nervous because I know all those bugs that hibernated for the cooler months are coming back to torment my soul," says the mother who says her house is in desperate need of extermination.  As a mother, she knows all too well about having to cut corners, but learned her lesson after getting "burned" on an extermination gone bad a few years ago.  She hired someone at a "good price" to rid her home of termites.  She later found out that the price was too good to be true after the termites came back and the other insects seemed to multiply.  Moxey-Wright says she now knows better and is looking for a good company to rid her home of its insect problem as the temperatures continue to scorch warming the ground and making the insects swarm.
"The warm temperatures in the country, especially around summer time is perfect for insects of all kinds to grow and swarm as they come out to forage and stock up for the winter months," says Handfred Rolle, proprietor of Pioneer Exterminators, who says if you are not willing to share your living space with these creatures -- roaches, termites, ants, bees, centipedes -- then it is the best time to get an exterminator before the problem gets too bad."
In his line of business Rolle says he has noticed that many people tend to shy away from doing regular exterminations of their home because they assume their house will have to be covered in a tent for days and the family will have to find an alternative living space, while this is being done.  He says this is not necessarily true in all instances, as there are many problems, and just as many solutions for the infestations.  And he says solving the problem may have to be more than the old-fashioned, do-it-yourself remedy some people adopt, like swatting, spraying and baiting the insects.  Rolle says this may work for small confined problems, but says sometimes it is better to call in the experts to solve the problem.
The 17-year veteran says it is often better to get a exterminator rather than attempt to eradicate a major  problem yourself.  While it is common for the average homeowner to purchase over-the-counter pesticides, he says some of them tend to be more harmful than good and that bug sprays for example are toxic especially in the excessive amounts that people use and often inhale accidentally.  And if you have a recurring problem with roaches or termites you definitely need to call in an exterminator as there is obviously a bigger problem than you are seeing.
Rolle says the chemicals an expert will use to get rid of indoor pests are water-based and less likely to be inhaled or consumed than the aerosol insecticides the average person uses.  Other hazardous situations  you put yourself into by being a "weekend warrior" is purchasing rat poisons over-the-counter and not considering the amount of yard space you have.  Doing this he says can result in over or under-treating the problem, and if you have a pet or the yard is easily accessible to neighborhood animals you can also end up killing them.  He says a proper exterminator will consider all of these factors and find the best route of extermination for your situation.
"It doesn't benefit you or anyone if you opt to experiment and prolong doing a proper extermination," says Rolle.  "There are some things you can live with and others that you shouldn't.  Sugar ants and lizards are generally harmless, but things like roaches, ticks, fleas and termites are things you need to deal with immediately.  Roaches can carry diseases and can generally infect surfaces.  While you do love your indoor pet, the ticks and fleas they attract can carry lime disease which you don't want to contract much less your children.  To save your home from prematurely rotting you will want to get rid of termites as quickly as you can too."
The exterminator also says people should not believe the "old-wives" myths that are bandied about as to how to solve their insect problems, because they don't want to spend the money on a professional.  A common practice he has come across time and time again is the use of diesel to treat a pest problem.  He says he has heard many people swearing by it.  As an exterminator he says he has yet to find any merit in it.
Another popular myth he has heard involves burning a termite's nest that is on the ground to solve the  problem.  This he says is not true as the nest is sometimes underground as well and after a month if not a few weeks, the problem will return again.  He says if you have a termite problem it is important to get an expert rather than believe you can treat it on your own.
"People need to be aware that it doesn't pay to take shortcuts.  You will find people who will give you a seemingly good price for relatively costly exterminating jobs like dealing with drywood termites and subterranean termites, but with these bugs you need the problem to be done thoroughly.  Drywood termites, especially if they are throughout a building, require you to fully tent the structure and then pump gas in to properly exterminate.  If someone tells you they can do it without tenting you are looking at the problem coming back in no time and still having to pay an expert to do it properly.  Similarly, with subterranean termites, you will need to drill the walls so chemicals can be put in to get to the root of the problem.  If someone says they can do it without drilling, or only [drilling] one or two holes, you are looking for the problem to come right back."
The exterminator says it is also important for people to know that not every insect with wings that isn't a roach, wasp or bee is a termite.  He says there are many different types of ants and other bugs that have wings that can be an annoyance and you may hire the first guy who says he knows what he is doing to kill termites when the problem was never termites.
Rolle says he has met many people who say they hired an "exterminator" a year or even months before only to have the problem they thought was taken care off, reappear in no time.  He encourages homeowners to call different exterminating companies, allow them to come into the home to assess the problem and give a quote, to give themselves options to best deal with the problem, with the company that has a good record.  He says forget about your cousin's brother's friend who will just charge you a few bucks, and says you save yourself stress by hiring a reputable expert or company to do the job right the first time.

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Prizes Fit For A Gospel Queen

The new Miss Gospel Bahamas 2011/2012, Lavette Smith was showered with fabulous gifts at a recent prize-giving ceremony held at the Poop Deck Sandyport.

The queen received three scholarships - one sponsored by Galilee College, another by Synergy Bahamas and a third from Toya's Educational Institute.

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New stars shine at gymnastics summer camp
New stars shine at gymnastics summer camp

Twinklers, sparklers, rising stars and star achiever squads glittered the night with gymnastics routines and riveting performances. The Starmania Summer Camp's PreCompetition Judging and Exhibition was co-sponsored by Bahamas Star Gymnastics (BSG) and Bahamas Gymnastics Booster Club.

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Two CIBC First Caribbean Sponsored JA Firms Win 'Company of the Year' Awards

TWO Junior Achievement companies sponsored by CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank were announced as winners of the coveted JA Company of the Year award.

FirstCaribbean managing director Marie Rodland-Allen said: "The winnings of our JA teams in Nassau and Abaco, and the bank's continued support of JA, are excellent testaments of the bank's engagement of communities in which it operates with a view of making them better.

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Disc injuries

By Susan Donald D.C.

While the intervetebral disc is a common culprit in spine related health problems, its function is widely misunderstood.

The disc is a small cartilage pad that is situated between spinal bones. The soft jellylike center is contained by surrounding layers of fibrous tissues call the annular fibers. Each disc serves as connector, space, and shock absorber for the spine. When healthy, discs allows normal turning and bending.

Since spinal discs have a very poor blood supply, they depend upon the circulation of joint fluids to bring in nutrients and expel waste. If a spinal joint loses its normal motion or position and this pumping action is impaired, the health of the disc ...

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A Queen's Homecoming

For more than a decade, Sunday school teacher Lavette Smith attended Lakeview Church of God, but this past weekend marked the first time she received a red carpet welcome. On Sunday, August 14, the 24-year-old was officially presented to her church as the new Miss Gospel Bahamas 2011/2012.

The church's foyer was decorated for her joyous homecoming. A "Congratulations" banner dangled from the ceiling. Underneath it were three of the garments the queen wore the night she was crowned: the 'Esther' outfit which won her...

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Pelican Bay at Lucaya Announces Appointments

Pelican Bay at Lucaya has announced the appointments of Della Bridgewater as Operations Manager and Yvette Evans as Security Manager.   Also announced was the appointment of Chic Weddings Bahamas, under the direction of Marva Munroe, to plan and design weddings at the hotel.

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Barry Wins Fourth RBDF Ironman Title

When competing in the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Annual Ironman competition, Lieutenant Ricardo Barry continues to prove that he is the man to beat. To be considered the best all-around athlete in the Defence Force, a number of individuals once again competed for the prestigious Ironman title.

Now in its 11th year, two new champions were crowned during the annual competition at the Coral Harbour Base. Lieutenant Barry literally ran away with the competition for a record fourth time after not competing last year. Woman Marine Rikeisha Thompson captured the crown in the open female category.

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Commission bids farewell to executive director


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THE BAHAMAS can continue to benefit from the advice and service of outgoing Securities Commission executive director, Hillary Deveaux, when he takes his post as a technical assistance advisor for the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Centre (CARTAC), the Prime Minister said in a farewell speech on Wednesday.

Hubert Ingraham said Mr Deveaux was a transformative figure at the Commission, having recently overseen the development of new securities industry legislation and regulations that are now being vetted by the Government.

Mr Ingraham hailed all his contributions to the Commissio ...

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Challenges ignite boxing fraternity

The return of professional boxing to the Nassau Stadium last Saturday was ample proof that there is a thirst for the sport. The Charlie Major Jr. card was not widely publicized and there were a few glitches that resulted in a late start.
Nevertheless, some 200 persons came out despite the threat of rain and it was an enjoyable evening of boxing. The amateur segment at the beginning was exciting. In the pro program, Anthony Woods and Kato Ferguson engaged in a spirited four-rounder. Then, Dencil Miller looked sharp in a clash with John Wesley. Miller packed too much power. He used a crushing left hook and on-target right hand shots to overpower Wesley in three rounds. The two lead bouts were more appealing than the main event.
Meacher Major had no problems at all with the veteran Cuban Alex Perez. The visiting boxer did not land one solid blow and spent much of his time covering from an aggressive Major. In round three when Major scored with a solid body blow, Perez dropped to a knee and took the count.
There was a sidelight incident, however, that added as much excitement as the actual ring action. Former Commonwealth Super Middleweight (168 pounds) Champion Jermaine Mackey and 9-0 up-and-coming light heavyweight (175 pounds) boxer Ryan McKenzie got into a verbal battle. They both declared an interest in fighting at any weight. McKenzie said he would come down to the super middleweight division.
Bulking up to a light heavyweight might be a stretch for the lanky Mackey but he could get to 170 or so and still be comfortable in the ring. It's a match ready to be made and Major Jr. seems quite interested. He was eagerly listening to the back-and-forth boastful statements. Thus, there is the prospect of a Mackey/McKenzie encounter.
Also, former double Commonwealth Bantamweight Champion Ray Minus Jr. is set to come out of retirement. He has not fought for 10 years, but the 47-year-old looked a bit smaller on Saturday as he worked the corner for some of his fighters and moved around giving a hand with the tightening of the ring ropes.
He is getting ready for Meacher Major. For Ray Minus Jr., the only obstacle is being declared medically fit and ready for ring action. The two challenges have sparked new enthusiasm for pro boxing. A Mackey/McKenzie bout will be a big encounter, a major sports happening. A Minus Jr./Major match will be just as highly anticipated.
The excitement has returned to pro boxing.
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PLP Leader's Anti-Crime Plan Criticised

PLP leader Perry Christie's plan to fight crime has come under fire from a number of directions since he unveiled it at the beginning of the week. The first to respond was veteran police officer Errington Watkins, who issued a statement calling the plan "nothing but a fitful nightmare" at the end of one of Mr Christie's "slumbers."

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700 Miles- 7 Islands In The Sun
700 Miles- 7 Islands In The Sun

Seven months ago, veteran Realtor, Mario Carey sat in his office and started writing down numbers: 700 miles, 7 islands, 1 bicycle, 1 determination and of course adding up the financial budget that it would take to fund such a venture.

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UFC 131: Stout knocks out Edwards

CANADIANS went 3-1 on the undercard at UFC 131 Saturday night, including lightweight Sam Stout's knockout against veteran Yves Edwards.

Stout connected with a left hook in the first round and Edwards toppled backward. Stout (15-4-1) went to follow up, but held back when he saw Edwards was motionless.

Edwards (40-17-1) eventually got up on a stool to the applause of the crowd but needed a helping hand as he was led away.

"That is one of the nastiest KO's I have EVER seen!!!!" UFC president Dana White posted on his Twitter account.

The 27-year-old Stout, who is from London, Ontario, celebrated the victory with a backflip in the cage.

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Marilyn Olive Isolonoise Kelly, 73

Funeral Service for Marilyn Olive Isolonoise Kelly affectionately called"Ma"
age 73 of Lower Bogue, Eleuthera, who died at her residence August 8th, will be held on Saturday 11:00 a.m. at Charles Wesley Methodist Church, Lower Bogue, Eleuthera. Rev. John Baldwin II assisted by Pastor Ednol Cash and Bishop Dudley Kelly will officiate and interment will follow in the Public Cemetery, Lower Bogue, Eleuthera.

Precious memories will linger in the hearts of Children: Wilson & Claudia; Leroy & Claudina; Tredville & Merelyn; Jerold & Thayla Kelly;  Michael & Sherry Fulford and Merelyn Symonette.
Grandchildren: Claudia & Vernon Neilly; Royanna, Tremarva, Trenique, Gerneska and Jerold Kelly, Lavonia & Don Johnson, Antonia, Stevette & Latanya Symonette and Joseph Cartwright Jr. & Travis Roker; Great-Grands: Vernon Jr. & Roy' Keem Neilly, Dante Johnson, Nevaeh Beckford, and Latrell Symonette; Sister: Frizzy Williams; Adopted Sisters: Rose Johnson, Veronica Seymour, and Agnes Hepburn; Brother: Eardley Neilly; Aunt: Earlene Albury; Uncles: Fred Neilly and Ezekiel Cash; Neices and Nephews: Marietta & James Major and children, Stanley, Whittington, Royal & Victor  Williams and children, Rosette & Sam Johnson and children, Pedro, Frank, Tamaka Neilly & family, Cindy Moss & family, Vanesha Joseph & family, Doris, Shawn, Sherwin, Bernadette; Adopted Neices & Nephews: Monette, Charles, Marvin and Kazin Woods; Brothers and Sisters-in-law: Bishop Dudley & lonie Kelly and children, Bishop Curtis & Almeta Kelly and Children of Delray Beach, Florida, Clayton & Gladys Kelly and children, Mercia & Bishop Crestwell Cash and children, Ina & Julia Kelly  and children; Godchildren: Marie Andrews, Rowena & Sharmaine Johnson and Dedire Dean, Dino Ferguson; Cousins: Prescola & Preston Neilly and children, Majorie Wallace and daughter, Basil Neilly, Emerald & Pastor Ednol Cash and children, Alvin, Beryl Neilly and children, Branhilda and children, Vernencha and children, Phylis, children of the late Myrtis Neilly, Raymond & David Fowler, Ronald, Malvina, children of the late Sarah and Cambell Neilly, Valarie & Sherman Albury and children, Randy, Darrel and Edith Neilly and children Rev. Fredrick, Franklyn and Dorothy Kelly and family, Gladys Saunders and children, Dency Moss, children of the Iate Corens Barry; Katrina Neilly and children, Bruce & Lucinda Deveaux and children, Ona & Candace Kelly and children, Paula, Sandra, Sidney, Lester Albury and children, Cleomie Culmer and children, Joseph & Pandora Cash, Olga Frazier and children, Maria Carey and children, children of the late James and Nollie Cash, Lyman & Bloise Cash and family, Alice Newton and children, Joyce Neilly and children, Calvin Neilly and family, Helena, Sharon & Clinton, Eloise & Willamae Albury and family, Vera Cash, Oralee Saunders; Other relatives and Friends: Rosalie Albury & children, Linda Ferguson (hairdresser); the children of the late Jerome and Elsie Hunter, children of the late Samuel Barry of Harbour Island, Harrison & Geneva Kelly and children, Zerlene & Sybil Cash and children, Inez Kelly and children, decendants of Pearl Johnson, and Oswald & Valderine Frazier,Thelma and children, Maragret, Geneva, Carlton, Harry & Velma Cash and children, decendants of the late Ralph and Enuice Albury, Harcourt & Rosemary Johnson and children, defendants of the late Arthur and Gwendolyn Albury, Joyce(big mama) & Bernard and children, Michael and Weeann Johnson, Richie & Ismae Albury and children, Yardy, Cleveland, Whitfeild Brown and family, Ivan Neely and children, The Fulford family of Turks and Caicos, the Arthur family, George & Alfred Cash and family, the Bain, Moss, Johnson, Cash, and Albury families of Lower Bogue, the Brown, Kelly, Munroe and Kemp families of Current Island, the Symonette, Eldon, Weech and Neely families of Current, Nurse Knowles and staff of Lower Bogue Clinic, Charles Wesley Methodist Church family, Eastern Star Delcina Chapter #61 and a host of other friends from the community of Spanish Wells and Bluff ,Eleuthera.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at THE CHAPEL OF MEMORIES COMMONWEALTH FUNERAL HOME on Friday from 10:30-2:30 p.m. and at the church in Lower Bogue on Friday from 6:00 p.m. to service time on Saturday.

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Dwinya Rebecca Black, 14

Funeral Service for Dwinya Rebecca Black, 14, of Montell Heights will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.


New Bethany Baptist Church

West Avenue

Pastor Victor Cooper
Assisted by:

Bishop Elfredo Burrows

Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery


is survived by: her Parents: Emmanuel & Alice Black: 4 Brothers: PC #2772 Tamiko Black; Renaldo, Zhavargo & De Anglo Black; Grandparents: Alvetha Black, Anthony & Alice Prince; 10 Uncles: Vernal, Cedric, Chris & Shervin Mun ...

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Alexander Evans, 67
Alexander Evans, 67

Funeral Service for Alexander Evans, 67, of Mangrove Cay, Andros will be held on Saturday 20th August, 2011 at 10:00am at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Baillou Hill and Wulff Road. Officiating will be Father Roderick Bain, assisted by Father Andrew Toppins and Father Stephen Davies. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soilder Road.

Left to cherish his precious memory are Two sisters: Louise “Gomese” Evans and Annamae Newbold; One brother: His twin George Evans; Eleven nieces: Evamae Evans of Delray Beach, Florida, Lovestine Smith of Newburg, New York; Fercena Burrows, Ivy Deveaux; Patricia “Patsy” and Yvette Newbold, Tameka Lundy (Godfrey); Gayle Davis (J ...

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Ethelyn Bernice Michael, 93

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.

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Adele sweeps the Grammy's with 6 wins

The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards was a night of exhilarating
performances, inspired tributes, and emotional acceptance speeches. Big
winners included British singer Adele, veteran rockers the Foo Fighters,
dubstep producer Skrillex and country superstar Taylor Swift.

brought home six GRAMMYs, tying Beyoncé for the most awards won by a
female artist in one night. Adele won for Album Of The Year and Best Pop
Vocal Album for

21, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and
Best Short Form Music Video for "Rolling In The Deep," and Best Pop Solo
Performance for "Someone Like You..."

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Bahamas shines at International Talent Showcase

THERE were just nine Bahamian participants among 150 at this year's International Talent Showcase competition in Boca Raton, Florida, but that small group really made its presence felt - walking away with nine division honours.

In fact, one young Bahamian, Chase Carter, won the coveted title of Top Overall Female Fashion Model.

This year's Bahamian International Talent Showcase (ITS) group was organised by Pia Rolle of PTG Modeling Agency, who is also the regional director for ITS in the Bahamas.

Ms Rolle said: "The International Talent Showcase is an organisation whose primary objective is to promote and increase the standards of training and education in the modelling and perform ...

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Drowning victim identified

The man who allegedly drowned over the holiday weekend was yesterday identified by family members as Ezra Dean.
According to preliminary police reports, the drowning took place sometime around 4:40 p.m. on Friday at South Beach.
Police reports indicate that Dean was swimming with family members when the accident occurred.
Dean, who was in his 80s, was taken to hospital by emergency medical service personnel where he was pronounced dead.
Dean is the choir director at new Destiny Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife Jacqueline Theresa and children Samuel, Sterling, Ezra Jr., Mark, Vernons, Portia Dean and Yvette Williams.
A family friend described Dean as a "beautiful person".
"He directed the choir and he was a real gentleman," said the friend who attends the same church as Dean.  He was in fine form.  His last project was to prepare the church choir for the Father's Day ensemble. It's a sad day."

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A look back at the 2010 National 'Open' Track and Field Championships

Track fans, we sometimes forget so easily, that we thought we should remind you of some of the great performances of the 2010 BTC National 'Open' Track and Field Championships.
Men's 400m
In most fans' memory, the most exciting race was the men's 400 meters (m). There was a young upstart Demetrius Pinder, from Texas A&M, who had run well on the collegiate circuit. The Grand Bahamian had dipped under 45 seconds earlier in the year and it seemed as if Chris Brown's reign on this event was over.
When the dust had settled, Brown managed only third in the race, being beaten by Pinder and by 2008 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Champion Andretti Bain. Pinder clocked 45.21 seconds, while Bain clocked 45.44 seconds. Brown was only able to manage 45.78 seconds, just ahead of Nathaniel McKinney, who clocked 45.82 seconds. Michael Mathieu clocked 45.91 seconds for fifth.
Pinder is the only Bahamian this year who went under the 45-seconds barrier. His 44.87 Personal Best (PB) puts him among the best in the world. Brown sits in second place locally. Ramon Miller sits in third place locally, and Mathieu is fourth.
The question still is, who will win the showdown at the BTC Jr. & Sr. National Track and Field Championships in Grand Bahama. We have not even spoken of Grand Bahamian Andrae Williams who upset Brown at the National 'Open' Track and Field Championships in 2005 when the event was last held in Grand Bahama.
We have not spoken about LaToy Williams, who followed Andrae to Texas Tech University, and ran the top time in the world in April of 2009, when few Bahamian fans had even heard of him.
Men's 100m
In the absence of Bahamian national record holder Derrick Atkins, the World 2007 100m silver medalist, Adrian Griffith won the 100m in 10.23 seconds. The year before Griffith made the second round of the 100m at the Berlin World Championships, when Atkins had no such luck.
Will Clemson sprinter Warren Fraser be able to take it all, as he did at the 2009 CARIFTA Track and Field Championships in St. Lucia... or will it be Rodney Greene or Jamial Rolle, who captured the 200m last year?
Men's 400m Hurdles
In the Men's 400m hurdles last year, Nejmi Burnside defeated Nathan Arnett, 52.44 seconds to 53.04 seconds. Arnett was on a comeback trail after running fourth at the International Association of Athletic Federations' (IAAF) World Junior Championships with a new Bahamian National Junior record in 2008.
He had been injured the following year. This year Arnett is back to his old form, winning the National Jr. College 400m hurdles Championships in a personal best time. Can Burnside get back to his old winning ways and challenge Arnett?
Men's High Jump
Former World Champion Donald Thomas won the High Jump last year with a 2.30m performance. Trevor Barry finished in second with a 2.14m performance. Thomas and Barry also finished first and second at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. They duplicated that feat at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India.
Then there are Raymond Wilson and Ryan Ingraham. Thomas has a PB of 2.35m and Barry has a best of 2.29m.
Men's Long Jump
Rudon Bastian won the Long Jump with a PB of 7.98m. Nyles Stuart finished second with a best jump of 7.71m. This year Grand Bahama's Raymond Higgs has one of the best performances in the world with a 8.15m jump, the fourth best by any Bahamian.
Men's Triple Jump
Leevan Sands won the Triple Jump last year with a 16.78m performance. In that same event, young twin Lathone Collie-Minns jumped a PB of 15.78m. His twin brother Latario Collie-Minns has a personal best performance of 16.55m, the best performance in the world for a Youth athlete this year. Lathone is tied with the second best jump for a Youth athlete this year, with a jump of 15.73m. J'Vente Deveaux jumped 15.64m in last year's event.
Last year, we anticipated seeing Samyr Laine of the Republic of Haiti who had several great jumps early in the season. Sands has had a good season and recently finished in third place in the New York Diamond League Meet behind Phillips Idowu of Great Britain and Christian Olson of Sweden, two former World Champions. Laine still feels he can upset Sands on Bahamian soil.
Women's 100m
The veteran Chandra Sturrup continued her dominance of the 100m, clocking 11.15 seconds last year. Tynia Gaither, who had been running well in Florida, ran 12.05 seconds for fourth.
Sturrup has taken a leave from track and field this year, but the action should be between Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie, Nivea Smith, Anthonique Strachan, and Gaither, who just finished third in a special race for high school students at the New York Diamond League Meet.
Women's 200m
Last year Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie did not compete in the Nationals and Nivea Smith ran a personal best time in the 200m to win. Christine Amertil finished second in 23.00 seconds flat with Anthonique Strachan third in 24.14 seconds. Tynia Gaither finished fourth in 24.29 seconds.
Ferguson-McKenzie, the 2001 World Champion, 2004 Olympic bronze medalist, and 2009 World Championship bronze medalist, has had a good season. Smith ran a season's best time of 22.80 seconds in the recent NCAA Championships.
Sheniqua Ferguson, who won gold and silver in the 2008 World Junior Championships, did not advance to the NCAA final but she could be ready to run in Grand Bahama. This could be the best race of the meet.
Women's 400m
Shaunae Miller won this event last year, on the way to a gold medal at the IAAF World Junior Championships. Miller ran 53.13 seconds to defeat Sasha Rolle, who clocked 54.05 seconds, and Yanique Clarke, who ran 56.76 seconds.
Women's 100m Hurdles
Ivanique Kemp set a new National record in the 100m hurdles at the South Eastern Conference (SEC) Championships. She ran 13.20 seconds at those championships and repeated that performance at the NCAA Championships, finishing in 10th place overall.
She ran 14.13 seconds last year to win. This is one of the most significant improvements.
Women's 400m Hurdles
In 2010, new 400m hurdle National record holder Michelle Cumberbatch, from Grand Bahama, won in 1:00.33. This year Katrina Seymour won the 400m hurdles at CARIFTA, and set a new National Junior record at the BAAA National High School Track and Field Championships.
Women's Long Jump
In the Long Jump, Bianca Stuart won with a leap of 6.53m. She has finished her college eligibility and is training with Henry Rolle at Auburn University. Stuart has had several outstanding performances this season, including a 6.64m PB at the Jamaica Invitational and a wind-aided 6.91m performance at a meet in Florida recently.
Stuart is aiming for a World Championships qualifying standard and Grand Bahama might be just the place.
The BTC Jr. & Sr. National Track and Field Championships in Grand Bahama on June 24 and 25 should be the excitement you have been waiting for. Make your arrangements to be in Grand Bahama as the 'Countdown to the Showdown' continues.

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U.S. fears Baha Mar Chinese migration

One of the major fears the United States has with the Baha Mar project at Cable Beach is that as a result of the large number of Chinese coming into the country to build the resort, the smuggling of Chinese into the U.S. from this country will increase dramatically, according to a cable from the U.S. Embassy in Nassau.
"Regardless of whatever number of workers the parties agree upon, the continuous arrival of thousands of low-wage Chinese workers in The Bahamas will likely lead to a significant increase in illegal migration of Chinese from The Bahamas to the United States," said the November 2009 secret cable obtained by The Nassau Guardian via WikiLeaks.
"The GCOB (Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas) does not have the institutional capacity to effectively monitor the movements of the Chinese workers nor effectively detect inauthentic travel documents."
The $2.6 billion Baha Mar resort is being financed by the Export-Import Bank of China. The China State Construction Engineering Corporation is building the resort.
As a part of the deal, 8,150 foreign workers will help build the resort along with 4,000-plus Bahamian workers. The majority of the 8,150 workers will be Chinese.
Citing a conversation an embassy official had with former Chamber of Commerce president Dionisio D'Aguilar, the cable said that Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham was very wary of allowing that number of Chinese into the country, hoping only 1,000 to 2,000 Chinese would be needed.
Before the deal was sealed Ingraham publicly expressed his concerns about the labor component of the deal.
The Americans had intimate conversations with Baha Mar senior vice president Robert Sands on the Chinese laborer issue, according to the cable.
"Sands did emphasize that Baha Mar and the GCOB were concerned with [the] legitimacy of individual [workers], or those that would come to The Bahamas solely to illegally migrate to the United States," said the cable.
"He noted that the workers would be 'highly regulated, close to the site in a fully contained camp,' though the men 'will be let out occasionally.'  Sands indicated that they were looking into biometric identifications to help manage the workforce."
According to the cable, at the time, Baha Mar wanted to establish a large work camp for the Chinese laborers at the Cable Beach Golf Course.
"Baha Mar executives and the GCOB are clearly cognizant of the negative message they will send to tourists, as well as the Bahamian public, by maintaining a 4,000-strong Chinese laborer camp in a highly visible and affluent section of town," said the cable.
"Still, the GCOB believes that the completion of this massive project is a vital component of its long-term plan to provide thousands of new jobs for Bahamians."
A February 2009 cable, also labeled secret, indicated that Bahamian officials were so concerned about the laborer issue that they approached the Americans for help.
"Senior GCOB officials expressed concern to the Charge' over the Chinese request for foreign workers. They requested U.S. assistance with obtaining background checks and mused that it would be preferable if the Chinese workers were first routed through the U.K. or U.S. so that they would be properly vetted," said the cable.
"Of primary concern is ensuring that...adequate accounting methods are in place to track that those that enter eventually leave."
Timothy Zuniga-Brown was, and is, the U.S. Charge d' Affaires referred to in the cable.
In 2008, Harrah's Entertainment pulled out of an earlier joint venture deal with Baha Mar to develop the mega-resort.  Chinese financing and partnership revived the Cable Beach redevelopment plan.
The Ingraham administration always appeared less enthusiastic to the Baha Mar project than Perry Christie and the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP).  The last PLP administration began negotiations with Baha Mar.
A March 2009 cable, also labeled secret, said that Bahamian officials told the Americans they were not, at the time, enthused about Chinese involvement in the deal.
"Senior GCOB officials privately expressed that China is not their preferred partner and acknowledge that negotiations are difficult," said the cable.
The Bahamian officials expressing that view were not named.
The cables also revealed that the Chinese expressed their concerns to the Americans about getting so deeply involved with Baha Mar.
"Chinese Embassy officials privately told (an embassy official) the China Ex-Im Bank would prefer another investor in the mix in order to diminish the financial risk," said the March 2009 cable.
Baha Mar has said it will not comment on the cables.
The company has said 11,000 Bahamian jobs will be created as a result of the project.  There will be 6,500 to 7,000 permanent jobs when the resort is completed; and 4,000 construction jobs for Bahamians will be created during the build phase of the project.
There will be six hotels at the property, almost 2,250 new rooms and condos, the largest convention center in The Bahamas, the largest casino in the Caribbean, a world-class golf course and a retail village.

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The great Bahamas hurricane of 1886

Tribune Features Writer

One of the deadliest hurricanes, that ripped through the Bahamas claiming the lives of 381 persons while sinking ships and causing extensive destruction to anything in it’s path was documented in veteran meteorologist Wayne Neely’s new book The Great Bahamas Hurricane of 1866.
This is a story of one of the greatest and deadliest hurricanes to ever impact the Bahamas. The book seeks to give a detailed account of the violent hurricane that took place almost two centuries ago.

Mr Neely said this hurricane was so bad that all of the major churches in the Bahamas were destroyed.
“This hurricane occurre ...

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Jehu Timothee, 29

Funeral service for Jehu Timothee, 29 yrs., a resident of Sumner Street, Nassau Village & formerly of St. Louis Du Nord, Haiti, who died on 12th April, 2012, will be held at Solid Baptist Church, Kool Air Subdivision off Fox Hill Road, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Pastor Paul Justin, assisted by Bro. Rivet Petit DOS. Interment follows in Southern Cemetery, Cowpen & Spikenard Roads.Left to cherish his memories are his Parents: Belizaire & Marie Timothee; Sisters: Gladys & Esther Timothee;Brothers: Nehu, Moise & Baby Timothee; Foster Parents: John & Deborah Deleveaux; Special Friends: Yudi Thomas; Employers: Toby Austin & Deidre Fernander; Grandmother: Decius Timothee; Aunts: Cizelia, Marina, Altagrace & Charitable Timothee; Cousins: Rev. Paul Justin, Anthony, Renaud, Philony, Leonie, Leon, Maxene & Vilner Timothee, Lemoine, Jonas & Yvronie Justin, Herold & Evins Lubin; Numerous other relatives & friends including: Exmini & Renea Benoit.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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Miss Gospel Bahamas contestants gear up

Win or lose, Reverend Ranford Patterson, the new Bahamas Christian Council president, encouraged the contestants in the 16th Annual Miss Gospel Bahamas to make a difference in their own way.
"Don't settle," he told the nine contestants who visited him at his church, Cousin McPhee Cathedral on Carmichael Road.  "Don't worry about what people are doing now, just worry about what you will do later."
The contestants visit was to officially introduce the young women competing in the pageant organized by Great Commission Ministries International to the religious leader, and brief the new president about the event, which is being held this year under the theme: "Empowered For Action: Changing A Generation" and its related activities.
One of the queen's most important tasks during her reign will be to highlight the work of Great Commission, a non-profit mission organization which reaches out to high risk youths, the homeless and the poor through its Wulff Road headquarters.
The contestants said they hoped to make a positive change in the wider community.
Pastor Patterson said he shared a similar passion and took the opportunity to discuss his "10-Point Plan." Among other things, it aims to empower youth, bring them closer to Christ, in addition to highlighting the positive impact of women's groups and the role of men in the family.
"So many young men are in jail because they have no positive male influences," he told the contestants. "We don't train our children anymore.  The generation after ours is worse. They don't know how to pray."
One contestant, pre-school teacher Cedrica Williamson, admits that her appreciation of the church came after she got saved.
"I never liked going. I just went because my mother told me to," said the 22-year-old.  "After being saved I thanked God. I think that people must find God for themselves."
That very lesson Dr Patterson learnt early on in life.
"I was a failure in school. I never passed any GCE's [General Certificate of Education]. I left high school with a leaving certificate. I wasn't accepted into the College of The Bahamas, but I knew this was not the life for me, so I decided to make a change," he shared.  "I went abroad, gained two masters [degrees] in Christian education and human resource management, a bachelor's degree in Christian education and a doctorate in Christian education.  After that, COB accepted me as a teacher.  I wasn't able to be a student there, but I was lucky enough to be a lecturer."
Win or lose, Rev. Patterson encouraged the women to make a difference "in their own way."
The nine contestants are Shirlene Jean Baptiste, Aimee Ferguson, Dianthus Johnson, Nehemie Louis, Garissa Maurice, Candace Rolle, Lavette Smith, Andreace Strachan and Cedrica Williamson.
The Miss Gospel Bahamas pageant will be held Sunday, July 31, at 7 p.m. at the Wyndham Nassau Resort's Rainforest Theatre.

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Full 2011 Emergency Shelter list for the Family Islands

ABACO - 24

Grand Cay
 Shiloh Baptist Church

Grand Cay All Age School (Preschool room only)
Church of God Pentecostal

Green Turtle Cay

Amy Roberts All Age School
Church of God

Mount Hope

New Hope Baptist Church

Cedar Harbour

Ebenezer Baptist Church

Copper's Town

Faith Walk Church of God

Fox Town

Fox Town Primary School

Fire Road

New St. Andrew Baptist Church

Crown Haven

Revival Time Pentecost Church Youth Hall

Dundas Town

Central Abaco Primary School
Friendship Tabernacle Church

Murphy Town

Abaco Central High School

Marsh Harbour

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church

Hope Town, Elbow Cay

Hope Town Pre School

Man-O-War Cay

Man-O-War Public School

Guana Cay

Guana Cay All Aged School


Cherokee Sound

Assemblies of God Church

Casuarina & Bahama Palm Shores

Casuarina Point Fire Station

Crossing Rocks

Crossing Rocks Primary School

Sandy Point/Sands Cove

Sandy Point Community Center

Moore's Island- The Bight, Hard Bargain

Soul Seeking Ministry
Moore's Island All Age School


Chesters Bay

North Acklins Hurricane Shelter

Snug Corner

St. Paul's  Baptist Church

Delectable Bay

Church of God of Prophecy

Salina Point

Zion Ebenezer Baptist Church

Spring Point

Command Centre

Mars Bay

St. Mary's Anglican Church

Deep Creek

Deep Creek Primary School

Black Point

St. Paul's Baptist Church

Smith's Hill

Mt. Olive Baptist Church

The Bluff

Friendship Baptist Church
High Rock Primary School

Long Bay Cays

Long Bay Cays Pre-School

Mangrove Cay - 2

Mangrove Cay High School - Lisbon Creek to Pinder's
Burnt Rock Primary School -  Little Harbour to Burnt Rock

Central Andros - 10
Cargill Creek Township
St. Bartholomew Anglican Church - Behring Point
Church of God of Prophecy - Cargill Creek
Pentecostal Church - Bowen Sound

Fresh Creek Township

Catholic Church - Fresh Creek
St. Paul's Anglican Church - Calabash Bay
Voice of Deliverance Church - Calabash Bay
Mt. Sinai Baptist Church - Calabash Bay
Mt. Ethel Baptist Church - Love Hill

Staniard Creek Township

St. Hope Baptist Church - Blanket Sound
Stafford Creek Primary School - Stafford Creek

Nicholl's Town

Nicholls Town Primary School
Church of Christ

Conch Sound

Church of God of Prophecy

South Mastic Point

Mount Sinai Baptist Church

North Mastic Point

Pleasant View Assemblies of God
Methodist  Residence

San Andros

First Baptist Church
Salem Baptist Church

B.A.R.C. Community
YEAST Training Center
Red Bays

Great Harbour Cay

Church of God of Prophecy

Bailey Town

The Gateway Gymnasium



Arthur's Town

St. Andrews Anglican Church


New Ebenezer Baptist Church

The Bluff

Lovely Zion Baptist Church


New Bight

Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
Mt. Sinai Baptist Church

Old Bight

Zion Baptist Church Hall

Port Howe

St. Mark's Anglican Church


Zion Baptist Church

Devil's Point
Restoration Baptist Church

Cripple Hill

Church of God of Prophecy

Cabbage Hill

St. Paul's Baptist Church

Church Grove

All Saints Anglican Church

Landrail Point

Seventh Day Adventist Church

Colonel Hill

St. John's Baptist Church
Command Centre (Administrator's Dwelling)



Current Island

Zion Methodist Church
The Current Community Centre
John Wesley Methodist Church
Haitian Baptist Peoples Church
St. Paul's Anglican Church
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
Wesley Methodist Church
Purple-Mae Restaurant
Mission Church of God

The Current
Harbour Island
Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church
Wesley Methodist Church Lighthouse Church of God
Harbor Island Public Library (Special Needs Shelter)
The Bluff
Lower Bogue
Upper Bogue

Spanish Wells

The People's Church

Gregory Town

Cambridge Village

Hatchet Bay

Saint Mark's Methodist Church

James Cistern

Camp Symonette

Governor's Harbour

Governor's Harbour Primary School

North Palmetto Point

Salvation Army Church
Church of the Nazarene

Savannah Sound

Resource Centre

Tarpum Bay

Church of God of Prophecy

Rock Sound

Rock Sound Primary School

Green Castle

Green Castle Primary School

Wemyss Bight/John Millar's/Waterford

Wemyss Bight Primary School

Deep Creek

Deep Creek Middle School

Bannerman Town

The Administration Building


Williams Town

St. Mary's Anglican Magdalene Church

Forbes Hill

St. Peter's Union Baptist Church

Harry Cay/ The Ferry

St. Mathew's Baptist Church

Hartswell / Rolle Town

Mount Carmel Mission Baptist Church

George Town

St Andrews Anglican Church Community Center
St. Theresa's Catholic Church Center
The College of The Bahamas Resource Center

Hermitage/Moss Town

St. John's the Baptist Anglican Church

Mt. Thompson/Ramsey

Ebenezer Baptist Church
Mt. Hermon Baptist Church


Palestine Baptist Church

Farmer's Hill

Ebenezer Baptist Church

Roker's Point & Harts

St. Margaret's Anglican Church


Zion Baptist Church

Stuart Manor

Mt. Sinai Union Baptist Church


Ebenezer Baptist Church

Farmers Cay

St. Mary's Union Baptist Church

Black Point

St. Luke's Baptist Church

Staniel Cay

Mt. Oliveth Baptist Church

City of Freeport - 9

St. George's High School Gymnasium
Living Waters Assembly of God
Cancer Association
Church of Christ
Foster B. Pestaina Centre Pro-Cathedral of Christ the King (Special needs shelter)
First Baptist Church Hall
Central Church of God Hall
Sir Jack Haywood High School
Maurice Moore Primary School

West Grand Bahama - 2

Eight Mile Rock High School Gymnasium
Martin Town Community Church


St. Phillip's Community Centre
Basil McIntosh Complex

Albert Town

Old Post Office Building
Desmond's Duplex


Seymours Gospel ChapelSimms

Beulah Baptist Church

Salt Pond

First Assemblies of God
St. Joseph's Anglican Church


Seniors Recreational Centre

Clarence Town

The Community Center


St. John's Anglican Church Hall


Holy Cross Anglican Church Hall


Holy Family Anglican Church

Abraham's Bay

Abraham's Bay Secondary School

Pirates Well

Pirates Well Primary School

Betsy Bay

Betsy Bay Community Centre


Administration Building

Port Nelson

St. Christopher Anglican Church
Gerace Research Center
St. John's Baptist Center
Zion Baptist Church- United Estates


United Estates

North Victoria Hill
St. James Native Baptist Church

Long Bay

Zion Baptist Church

Total Family Islands Emergency Shelters- 155

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Verdell Helen Johnson, 81

Funeral Service for the late Deaconess Verdell Helen Johnson age 81 years of Ridgeland Park West and formerly of Old Bight, Cat Island will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 10:00am at Transfiguration Baptist Church, Market and Vesey Streets. Officiating will be Reverend Dr. Stephen E. Thompson, assisted by Reverend Dr. Garnet King, Pastor Emeritus, and Reverend Basil Johnson.  Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery, Soldier Road.
Left to mourn her passing are her Children: Delores E. Johnson-Farrington, Judith R. Johnson-Hepburn, Locksley H. Johnson, W. Kirklin Johnson, Pauline H. Johnson-Bowe, Ruby E. Johnson-Thompson, Sheryl Y. Johnson-Simmons, Uriel Dion Johnson; One Brother: Bishop John T. Archer; One Sister: Evangelist Maude L. Rolle; One Brother-in Law: Rev. Dr. Garnet King; One Sister in-Law: Inell Archer; Four Son-in-Laws: Robert A. Farrington, Anthony  C. Hepburn, Eugene M. Thompson and Father Charles W. Simmons; Eighteen Grandchildren: Anton Burnside, Kristen and Krizia Farrington, E. D'Andra Thompson, Michael Hepburn, D'Angelo and D'Andre Thompson, Kenton Bowe, Ka'Desh Hepburn, Charles William Simmons, Givenchy, Lashan, Kiara, Dion'dre, Jada, and Nyah Johnson; One Great Grandchild: Kriston Rolle; Nephews: Charles, Christopher, Elvis, Hamrick and Paul Rolle, Ted Strachan, Dr. Kendis Archer, Derrick and Kendal King; Nieces: Betty Williams, Eleanor Burrows, Theresa Strachan,  Margaret Sweeting, Velma Brown, Glendora Hart, Manette Smith, Marie Russell, Karen Strachan-Rolle, Maureen Archer and Marie Armbrister; Adopted Children: Lilymae and Elsiemae Johnson, Pearlene Johnson, Lueanna Dawkins, Rev. Benjamin Gibson, Leroy Mackey, Alphonso Harris, Palace Robinson, Yvette Barker, Colleen Jones, Kim Deveaux and Samantha Forbes; Other Relatives and Friends includes: Deaconess Ethel-Bowe, Sharon Cash, Marguerite Bethel, Ruth Strachan, Deacon Maxwell H. Stubbs and Family, Agnes Edgecombe,  Rev. Dr. Marina Sands, Robert Johnson & Family,  Rev. Basil Johnson, Rev. A. Shelton Higgs, Patricia Newry, Garret Neely, Remelda Johnson, Bishop Anthony and Sharon Nairn, Joyce King, Helen Demeritte, Rosemary Archer, Brenda Bowe, Winifred Brown, Philip Lightbourne, Merril Butler, Rev. Dr. & Mrs. Stephen E. Thompson, Evangelist Leathica King, Eulean Johnson and Family, Transfiguration Baptist Church Family, The Transfiguration Prayer Band, The Transfiguration Missionary Circle, The Transfiguration Deacon Board, Atlantic Medical Family, Kendal Wright & Company, Hope Strachan & Co, The Bahamas Telecommunication Company Ltd Family and The United Nations Family, Valley Boys Junkanoo Group, One Love Solider Junkanoo Group, Sigma Crusaders Softball Team, Balfour Ave Community ,The Prince Hall Family, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc, The Social Shack, The Cancer Society Ball Committee, The Bridge Authority and The Mortgage Corporation; Special Thanks to Nursing Sister Janet Hepburn, Nurse Williams, and The Female Medical Ward I Staff, Princess Margaret Hospital.
Viewing will be held in the Serenity Suite at Restview Memorial Mortuary and Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Roads on Friday from 10:00am to 6:00pm and at the church on Saturday from 8:30am until service time.

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Senior Sports Reporter

DAEGU, South Korea: Manager Ralf McKinney said the 13th IAAF World Championships has brought some significant circumstances for Team Bahamas, one of which is the withdrawal of veteran sprinter Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie from the 100 metres.

For the first time, the women and men 100 metres will get started with a preliminary round for competitors from the various countries that didn't have any competitors who qualified with either the A or B standards.

From that round held in the morning session today, the top 12 competitors will move on to face the elite field of qualifiers in what will then become the first round or the ...

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