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April 11, 2012
Agnes Agatha Pinnock Perkins, 60

Memorial service for Agnes Agatha Pinnock Perkins, 60 yrs., a resident of Anathol St. Ridgeland Park & formerly of Clarendon, Jamaica, who died on 27th March, 2012, will be held at United Pentecostal Church, Prince Charles Drive East on Thursday at 6:pp p.m.  Officiating will be Pastor H. G. Ferguson.  Interment follows in Clarendon, Jamaica.
She is survived by her 1 son: Oniel Perkins; 3 daughters: Delphia Perkins-Assanah, Sharon Perkins, Fiona Perkins; 4 brothers: Clive Pinnock, Errol,k Ray & Patrick; 7 sisters: Veta Russell, Delores, Sonia, Sharon, Jean, Joan & Andrea; 10 grandchildren & a host of other relatives & friends.
 
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street.

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April 11, 2012
Kevin Colebrook, 30

Funeral Service for the late Kevin Colebrook affectionately called "Kevs" age 30 years of Podoleo Street will be held on Saturday 31st March, 2012 at 11:00am at Zion South Beach Baptist Church, Zion's Boulevard. Officiating will be Bishop B. Wenith Davis assisted by other Christian Ministers. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
Left to cherish his memories is his mother: Leotha Riley; father: Lorenzo Colebrook; sisters: Evangeline Farquharson, Anishka Colebrook, Juteria Munroe; brothers: Raymond and Charles Colebrook, Patrick Ferguson, Jason Curtis, Rondell, Leadon, Mario Almanzar, Dario Armbrister; grandfather: Richard Riley; grandmother: Hortence Riley; aunts: Fredericka Gibson, Melvern Butler, Dedrie and Anishka Whyms, Yvonne Thompson, Frances Pinder, Ellajane Grant, Jacqueline Riley, Velma Riley; uncles: William and Walter Whyms, Henry Gibson, Hure, Cyril, Steve, and Jimmy Riley; nieces: Shavonia, Daevonia, Dashonia Crowl, Satara Colebrook, Raven, Rayonna, and Lazara Colebrook; nephews: Trayvon Bastian, Aleaux Wilson, Devon Crowl Jr. and Devonte Crowl, Mario Colebrook; cousins: Xavier and Raymon Gibson, Shericka Whyms, Sandera Johnson, Devon Ferguson, Ricardo Smith, Marquin Enerson, Ravyn and Ryshae Whyms, Juanlaya and Brianya Jarrette, Tanisha Whyms, Allischa Smith; special friends: Dion Thompson, Omar Ferguson, Cravaugh McKay, Terri, Irene Moss, Patricia Bowe, Mavis, Calvese, Dereka, Peter, Ash, Damien Thompson, Marvette, Paula, June, Nita, Peggy, Ferrel, Kevin, Ms. Major, Joyann, Kemie, Mike, Termeco, Sean Perpall, Craig Cates, Nicole Matin, Laverne Curtis, Sandra; and a host of other relatives and friends including: Firstina Rolle and Family, John Nesbitt and Family, Sandra Cleare and Family, Paul Nesbitt and Family, Sylvia Gibson and Family, Florence Johnson and Family, Christina Taylor and Family, Neillie Walkes and Family, Frances Carroll and Family, Grantlee, Algaron Rolle, Devon Crowl, Justin Joseph, Wendy Williams and Family, Kenya Colebrook and Family, Bruce Rahming, Anthony Rolle, Algernon Anderson, Talinda Gibson, Everett Thurston, Wayne Missick, Wayne Humes?Kemie, Kizzie Solomon, Ricarno Nixon, Lionel Harris, Staff of the Nassau Palm Resort especially the House Keeping Department, Staff and Doctors of Male Medical I, Male Surgical II and the Intensive Care Unit, the Staff of National Workers Credit Union and others too numerous to mention.

Viewing will be held in the Irenic 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 9:30pm until service time.

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June 17, 2011
Christie: I never considered quitting over Gibson departure

KENYATTA Gibson's departure from the Progressive Liberal Party "meant nothing" to Opposition leader Perry Christie who told The Tribune he never considered resigning as PLP chief over the ordeal.

In fact, Mr Christie said he was relieved to turn over a "problem" Member of Parliament - whose notorious Cabinet "fight" hurt Mr Christie's image - to the Free National Movement.

The Farm Road MP's comments came after a newspaper claimed the veteran politician considered stepping down in the wake of Mr Gibson's exit - and an earlier election court case defeat - based on a US Embassy c ...

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April 13, 2012
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February 20, 2012
Miss Pearl, Merry Men roll in silly season with laughs

The Bahamas is infamous for its political silly season.  But while politicians prepare for the general election with hyped rhetoric, a group of actors will be concentrating on a different silly season -- Valentine's Day.
Miss Jessie-Pearl, a beloved character of the stage, will present her first full-length play at the Dundas Theater during Valentine's week -- February 16, 17 and 18. The script focuses on a unique love story that incorporates lots of laughs, said Enith Darling, the actress who created and portrays Miss Jessie-Pearl.
"People always tell me that they love Miss Pearl," Darling said. "They love the way she deals with so many Bahamian themes and she speaks about these different topics in a way that is humorous and insightful. They always ask when I would do a play rather than the short scenes that I do all around the country. Finally, I have the right script, and it I think audiences will think it was worth the wait."
To bring the play, "Miss Pearl's Merry Heart Madness", to the stage, Darling teamed up with Clarence Rolle, the writer/director who brought several hit comedies to the stage and screen.  Rolle produced his first play, "Da Web Shop Horror", in 2007, drawing sold-out crowds and critical acclaim.  Most recently, he struck gold with the feature film, "Crazy Love".  The romantic comedy has been well-received by audiences and critics in The Bahamas and Trinidad and Tobago.
"It is a pleasure to work with Enith and to have developed a story for a character like Miss Jessie-Pearl, who can incorporate outlandish comedy and the depth of drama," said Rolle. "And the greatest thing about this project is that we were able to assemble an all-star cast. They made the work a lot of fun."
The cast includes Matthew Wildgoose, one of the stars of Crazy Love, who went on to be the face of Cable Bahamas' HD product. Neil Cleare, a veteran actor who is known for his standout Summer Madness performances, plays Miss Pearl's love interest. Rolle, standup comedian Simone Beneby, experienced actress Tossie Strachan, and Dion Johnson ("A Midsummer Night's Dream", "The Tempest") round out the cast.
"Miss Pearl's Merry Heart Madness" is presented by Texaco, SkyBahamas and Romeo's Executive Limousine Service.
Tickets are available for tonight's final performance at The Dundas at 8 p.m. Call the box office at 393-3728 or 454-2465 for more information.

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April 16, 2012
Sir Baltron addresses honors students

At a recent convocation, the honors students of Bahamas Baptist Community College (BBCC) had the benefit of the sage advice of Sir Baltron B. Bethel, veteran educator, leader in tourism and hospitality and current president of BBCC.ir Baltron brought to the students' attention that, on graduation, they would face global competition for jobs.
S"In due course, you honorees and other students will be graduating with degrees from the Bahamas Baptist Community College and various universities. Your expectations will then be that you would more readily be able to obtain good jobs and to pursue meaningful careers. I would be remiss, however, if I failed to advise you of the increasing competition you will face both locally and abroad to meeting these expectations," Sir Baltron said.
From his own experiences in operating at the higher levels of the international marketplace, Sir Baltron offered a clarification.
"While organizations like the World Trade Organization (WTO) are designed to enhance world trade and economic opportunities, there are additional implications of increased competition for employment with nationals of other countries, including free movement or less restriction between countries of many categories of professionals and skilled labor.
"Despite the best efforts of governments to ensure that their nationals are given first preference in employment and economic opportunities, the reality is that they will be constrained or tempered in doing so, by international, regional, or bi-lateral treaty obligation. This will become more apparent as The Bahamas soon becomes a full member of WTO, and is coerced more and more for various strategic and policy reasons into the orbit of regional, hemispheric and international blocs."
Students were told of the contribution they were expected to make as top graduates.
"We shall also be looking to you as honor students to play a meaningful role in addressing the great dilemma of mediocrity, which we face in Bahamian society, and the attitude of resting on the laurels of past accomplishments," the former director general of tourism said.
Sir Baltron congratulated students for their achievements, and praised the faculty for the role they played is assisting the students.

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September 24, 2010
Michael Blood Swain, 49

Funeral Service for Michael "Blood" Swain, 49, of Murphy Town, Abaco, will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 11:00 a.m., Zion Baptist Cathedral, Murphy Town, Abaco. Officiating: Pastor Christopher Dean, assisted by: Rev. Denzal Swain & Other Ministers of the Gospel. Interment: The Public Cemetery, Murphy Town, Abaco.

He is survived his brother, George Swain; uncle, Ernal Swain; aunt, Ena Swain: nephews:

Rev. Denzal Swain and Maxwell Quant; nieces: Sybil McPhee, Veronica Quant, Daphne John-Baptiste and Yvette Swain; grandnephews: Johnathan Ferguson, Jamar Munroe, Denzal Swain Jr., and Dajhon Wildgoose; grandnieces: Yamease Swain, Yana Swain and Paige Munroe; cou ...

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April 17, 2012
Female sprint relay focus is important

The excellent body of work done by the 'Original Golden Girls' (Pauline Davis-Thompson, Eldece Clarke-Lewis, Chandra Sturrup, Savetheda Fynes and Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie) amounted to a standard for the ages, for all time.
When addressing the achievements of those wonderful daughters of The Bahamas, the general tendency of others is to concentrate on what they did when on the world stage. There is another element to them that is often ignored. I've always contended that only when Davis and Clarke became the driving force and the combined mature leadership for team work on passing and other technical aspects of the relay, was the foundation properly put in place. The 'Original Golden Girls' spent their personal funds over and over to meet and practice to maximize their potential.
They well understand the need for them to come together in camp in order to be best equipped to deal with the rest of the world. After having to settle for silver behind the United States at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, they went on a mission that was to make them World Champions (1999) and Olympic Champions (2000), reigning as the best in the world (with the same group) perhaps longer than any other unit.
It was an incredible collective undertaking. The leaders of this country have never adequately compensated the 'Original Golden Girls' and it is unlikely that situation will ever be balanced. They established the template however for the future.
There have been some success since Davis-Thompson and Clarke-Lewis retired following the 2000 Sydney Olympics. With Timicka Clarke, Sturrup, Ferguson-McKenzie and Fynes, The Bahamas won gold at the 2002 Manchester, England Commonwealth Games. Then, in 2009 at the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) World Championships, Sturrup and Ferguson-McKenzie teamed up with the young Sheniqua Ferguson and Christine Amertil to win the silver medal. The parts have not always been in place for continuity of success.
Now though, with the 40-year-old Sturrup rounding out into fine form following a year off, Ferguson-McKenzie remaining a vibrant world force and Sheniqua Ferguson running faster and faster, there is an available nucleus that presents a feel-good situation. There are the young guns Anthonique Strachan, Shaunae Miller and Tynia Gaither.
There are the ladies in waiting, Nivea Smith, Cache Armbrister and Krystal Bodie. Amertil, the 400 meters specialist (like Miller), is coming back after taking a year off. An excellent coach (Bahamian Henry Rolle) has been assigned by the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA), the task of getting our relay teams ready for London 2012 later this year. There are just two pieces missing from the puzzle.
I now put them forward for the BAAA and the Ministry of Sports. Firstly, the BAAA should have a few meaningful sessions with the 'Original Golden Girls' to find out just how they did it. They are available. Take advantage of the opportunity. Secondly, a way must be found, and funds supplied to establish a camp for our relay athletes, all of them. The BAAA and the sports ministry are so challenged.
Please, let's not miss this grand opportunity. I firmly believe that if everything gets put in order for our relay athletes, The Bahamas could win the women's sprint relay gold and also the men's 1,600 meters gold in London at the 2012 Olympic Games.
(To respond to this column, kindly contact Fred Sturrup at sturrup1504@gmail.com)

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February 22, 2012
'Nature's Lines' comes to a close

By JEFFARAH GIBSON

Tribune Features Writer

NOW that John Beadle's first solo exhibition "Nature's Lines" has come to a close, the Bahamian artist is getting ready to create his next body of work.

'Nature's Lines' went up at the Central Bank last month and featured pieces made from natural materials like wood and vine.

For the exhibit, the veteran artist used salvaged materials in a creative way and explored their natural lines. Although it seemed like nature itself was the central theme for the show, the artist said he was actually seeking to emphasise the lines in which the materials grew naturally.

"Nature is only a part of the title. The more important part of ...

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August 11, 2011
US-Bahamas Professional Exchange Highlights Cultural Preservation

WASHINGTON, DC -- After participating in the US Department of State-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), veteran educator, Junkanoo proponent and cultural advocate Arlene Nash Ferguson expounded on the necessity for The Bahamas to participate in professional exchange, especially in the area of cultural preservation. 

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August 11, 2011
US-Bahamas professional exchange highlights cultural preservation

WASHINGTON, DC -- After participating in the US Department of State-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), veteran educator, Junkanoo proponent and cultural advocate Arlene Nash Ferguson expounded on the necessity for The Bahamas to participate in professional exchange, especially in the area of cultural preservation.

"It is very important," she said. "It demonstrates our eagerness to be a part of the world community and work with other nations toward common goals.

Programs such as this broaden our horizons, exposing us to new ideas and thinking in international circles, and this inspires us to bring new ideas home and adapt them where applicable and where needed to our local circumstances.

"The experience also deepens our appreciation of what we do have in the area of cultural heritage, and serves to underline the critical importance of preserving it."

"The program," she added, "also allows us to establish links not only with persons in the same area in the United States, but also around the world: there were 18 participants in my program and only three nations from the Western Hemisphere were represented - Mexico, Guyana and The Bahamas."

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June 17, 2011
James Catalyn is at it again with 'School Days'

James Catalyn and Friends are doing it again and this time they are presenting "School Days," a dramatic production that is bound to tickle your funny bone.  The play, written by comedic playwright legend James Catalyn, has only been staged once and if you missed it then here is your chance join the bandwagon the second time around for a five-night run at the Dundas Center for Performing Arts. The play which started on Tuesday, June 14 takes to the stage through Saturday, June 18, with 8 o'clock. nightly shows.
The play's director, Omar Williams, says  there is a lot that the public can look forward to with this production.
"It is a series of skits that come together to paint a picture of what life and school was like in the olden days. It is a play with a good message and touches on topics that most people can relate to and laugh about.  It focuses on many things from how children relate to one another, making friends, the stress put on teachers and parents, gossip and other topics. It will have you looking back on our society and seeing us as we are. We will be able to look at things that are good, and applaud and laugh at the bad while still knowing that maybe we should try to do something about it. This is a play that the whole family can enjoy and we hope to see a lot of people out."
The stellar cast for this new staging of "School Days" includes Stephanie Braynen, Sherrelle Duncombe, Juliet Holmes, Antoinette Knowles, Trevann Thompson, Veronica Toppin, Geovette Wells, Eric Adderley, Jevon Butler, Chigozie Ijeoma, Conrad Maycock, Jr., Lemorn Miller, Gareth Moss, Leslie Moss, Dwain Wallace and Matthew Wildgoose.
Williams describes the play as a must-see for the family as it's a timeless production that teens and adults will enjoy from start to finish. The Bahamian characterizations, dialect and the timely message sets this play apart from all others says the director.
"We have a stellar cast who are a great combination of the original cast from when the play was first staged and some newer members who have worked together so well that it just adds more intrigue to the production. You can expect to come out and just truly enjoy yourself. It  will be great to see how people will receive this comedy."
LaVonnia Thompson, 49, who loves attending these kinds of productions says she remembers seeing the original play in her youth and says she can't wait to attend this new staging.
"When I first went to see this play I was the youngest in the group and I remember how my mom and older sisters were telling me that I needed to pay attention so I wouldn't be like the students in the play when I go back to school. Now I am the parent and I am planning to take my kids, Cleandra (13), Travare (14) and Randin (16) to see the same thing.  It was hilarious to me back then and I don't think humor changes too much in the generations so I hope they enjoy it too.  It is so good to be able to laugh at yourself and have a good family outing that everyone can enjoy sometimes."
Jordan Minnis wasn't always a fan of plays but since seeing a few plays this season he is more than excited to attend this event.
"The latest I play I saw was "The Cabinet"  and I enjoyed it, especially the roles that Matthew Wildgoose and Chigozie Ijeoma played," said the 19-year-old.  "I am not the biggest play-goer but when I heard that this duo was in this play too and knew I had to attend this.  I am sure I will not be disappointed. Besides, James Catalyn's work is pretty funny.  I am excited to see it when it gets staged."
Tickets for the play are $20 and can be purchased at the Dundas Center for Performing Arts' ticket office.
SCHOOL DAYS
When:  Through Saturday, June 18
Where: The Dundas Center for Performing Arts
Time: 8 p.m.
Cost: $20
 
 
 
 
 

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June 16, 2011
Robert Alonzo Douglas, 48

A funeral service for Robert Alonzo Douglas, 48, a resident of Market Street & John Road, who passed away on 4th June, 2011, will be held at Bethel Baptist Church, Meeting Street, on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.  Officiating will be Rev. Timothy Stewart, assisted by other Ministers of the Gospel.  Interment follows in Old Trail Cemetery, Abundant Life Road.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife: Linda Douglas; mother: Lulie Douglas-Mackey; adopted mother: Doris Gomez; four stepchildren: Keva Gottlieb, Lakeisha Sweeting; Ronald Albury and Randy Henfield; 10 sisters: Rozena Douglas, Sylvia Rolle, Cassandra Saunders, Bridgette Taylor, Roseanna, Claritta, Christine, Sheryl, Remelda & Marsha Mackey; five sisters-in-law: Vivian Mackey, Deloris Storr, Viola Carey, Marvis & Anitia Douglas; five brothers: Holman Storr, Stephen Douglas, Carl, Samuel and Marcus Mackey; two brothers-in-law: Ronald Rolle and Kendrick Taylor; one aunt: Esther Douglas; 30 nieces, 25 nephews; adopted sisters: Denise Reckley, Phillippa Reckley, Andersy Cox, Shawnte' Smith, Nicolas Smith; godson: Taverest Vandiver Reckley; a host of other relatives & friends: Charles Moxey-Reckley, Jauna Cabrera, Mavis Vanderpool and family, Joseph Butler and family, Ethlyn Franks and family, Derek Musgrove and family, Yvette Harvey and family, Basil McIntosh and family, Leonie Moultrie and family, Janice Davis and family, Earl Henfield and family, Carlos Delgado and family, Rudolph Douglas and family, Derek Gibson and family, the Brown family, the Henchell sisters, Hilda Bartlett and family of New York, Leona Tookes and family of Detroit Michigan, Donald Jobson and family of Jamaica, Linda Knowles and family of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Brenda Fountain-Hampdan and family of North Carolina, Percy Duncombe, Percy Rolle, Bimini friends, the entire Yamacraw neighbours, the entire John Road community and many others too numerous to mention.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday, and on Saturday from 9-1:00 p.m. & at the church from 2:00 p.m. until service time.
 

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August 13, 2011
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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August 15, 2011
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
August 16, 2011
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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August 15, 2011
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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August 15, 2011
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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June 16, 2011
Prince Albert Storr, 60

A funeral service for Prince Albert Storr, 60 yrs., a resident of Bethel Avenue and formerly of San Salvador, who passed away on 7th June, 2011, will be held at Evangelistic Temple, Collins Avenue and Fourth Terrace, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Gary Curry, assisted by Pastor Vaughn Cash.  Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
Left to mourn his passing are: His Children: Lawrance, Lorraine and Warren; Son-in-law: Raymond Tucker; Twelve Grand Children: Kristoff, Lorenzo, Jason, Kristiza, Liah, Raymond, Lashae, Laurencia, Vashanti, Zion, Faith and Akeem. Sisters: Eloise Pinder, Vernita Edgecombe, Stephanie Rolle, Beverly Dean, Portia Jones, Loretta Storr and Mae Butler. Brothers: Samuel Storr, Peter Douglas, Ernie Hendrick, Harold Gordon, Charlie, Herchell and Gregory Storr. Sisters- in-law: Delcine Douglas, Carolyn Gordon and Thelma Storr. Brothers-in-law: Walter Rolle, Ulrick Dean, Joel Pratt, Emmerson Jones and Alrick Butler off San Salvador.; Nieces: Elvoin, Martha, Samantha, Felicia, Turkessa, Tre'Kiece, Yvette, Nadia, Timinthia, Karon, Tekia, Christa, Michaela, Victoria, Kristal, Emmernique, Elrina, Chalea, Matrica, Brittany, Tara, Elma, Chalechal, Opi, Marilyn, Figi, Cindy, Barbara, Becky, Vernita, Charmaine, Charlene and Glenda; Nephews: Andrew, Sammy, Pete, Peter, Alonza, Antwaun, Chavago, Deangelo, Ryan, Marcus, Chevron, Marlon, Alvon, D'ron, Antonio, Thea, Jonathan, Anwar, Wilton, Terrance, Troy, Dario, Dwayne, Dr. Chrisin Gomez, Glen Smith, Tony Missick and Cecil Mackey.  Numerous amount of grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins, special friends and other close relatives including: Stephen, Tony, Elgin, Leo and Fred Douglas, Jennie Walker and family of San Salvador, George Lockhart and family, Tamara Taylor and family, Sybil Rolle and family, Eulease Brooks and family, Mable Arnette and family, Velma Hanna and family, Perry Johnson, Frank Lightbourne and family, Ida Saunders and family, Iron Stevens and family, Valdarine Barnett and family, Ormond & Tamara Saunders and family, Alice Bullard and family, Olive Forbes and family of Abaco, Carl and Shirley, Jean and Jamma, Edna Joseph and Family, Tony Mackey, Valentino Griffin and family, Drexel Dean and family, Sylvia Wallace and family, Sheryl Scott and family, Kizzy Stubbs and family, Tony Rolle and family, Wellington Pratt and family, Patrice Fernander & family, Basil and family, Alice Lafleur and family, Leonard sands and family, The Bain Town Community, The entire Community of Cockburn Town, San Salvador, The Bethell Ave family including: Mr & Mrs Basil Watson and family, Mrs. Alleyne and family, Chris Bain, Sean Burrows, Receo and Alex Fox, Oral Hudson, Demarco McKenzie, Mario and Jason, Jamaine, Bolo, Charles and Keith Miller, Sherese, Jasmine, Mario and Brian King, Prince Collins, Harry Nixon, Shanda Mortimer, Ron, Jermaine, and David McKenzie.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday, and on Saturday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.
 

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August 17, 2011
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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August 17, 2011
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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US-Bahamas professional exchange highlights cultural preservation
August 18, 2011
US-Bahamas professional exchange highlights cultural preservation

WASHINGTON, DC -- After participating in the US Department of State-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), veteran educator, Junkanoo proponent and cultural advocate Arlene Nash Ferguson expounded on the necessity for The Bahamas to participate in professional exchange, especially in the area of cultural preservation.

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June 16, 2011
Margaret Ellamae Davis, 67

A funeral service for Margaret Ellamae Davis, 67, a resident of Yellow Elder, who passed away on 6th June, 2011, will be held at Church of God Cathedral, East Street and Lily of the Valley Corner, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Moses A. Johnson, assisted by other Ministers. Interment follows in Old Trail Cemetery, Old Trail Road.
She leaves precious memories with:
Adopted Sisters (and blood cousins): Marcella Mallory, Maxine Bartlett, and Gloria Lawrena Knowles
Niece and grand-niece: Adelia and Shadelle Major
Cousins: Sarahlene Royal, Mavis Wilson, Rosabell Wilson (and descendents of the late Clayton Wilson); Marie, Edward, Sidney (the Whymns); Sandra, Norma, Andrea, Linda, Dudley, Gerald (the Sawyers); Roslyn, Sybil, Paula, Kaye, Eugene (the Tootes); Neville, Arthur, Andrew, Robert, Shirley, Dame Joan (the Sawyers); Coral Lightbourne, Geraldine Ferguson, Lillian Saunders, Priscilla Forbes, Muriel Ferguson, Dorothy Marshall, Eleston and Richard McPhee.
Other relatives: descendents of  Rev. Maurice Mallory, including Yvonne Abouziede, Helena Robinson, Alfred Mallory and their children
Special friends: Heslyn Fernander, Berthamae Ferguson, Clover Pratt, Pastor and Members of East St. Church esp. Ladies Prayer Band, The Convention Choir, The National body of the Church of God, Sister Cecilia and patrons of St. Joseph Day Care Centre, Nurse Zel Lockhart, Nurse Doreen Fernander, Patricia Sands and Mrs. Ethlyn Deleveaux
God-children: Yvette Campbell-Morris and James Pinder, Jr.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday, and on Saturday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.
 

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August 17, 2011
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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April 22, 2012
(Photos) One of the largest cargo planes in the world, Anatov 124-100 stops in Grand Bahama

Freeport, Bahamas  -  April 21st, 2012 one of the largest cargo planes in the world, the Antonov 124-100 dropped in to Grand Bahama to pick up 2 ship propellers being stored at the Grand Bahama Shipyard en route to deliver them to Italy. The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to provide photos from veteran photographer, Derek Carroll.

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Susan Lettice Strachan, 37
August 18, 2011
Susan Lettice Strachan, 37

Memorial Service

A Memorial service in memory of Susan Lettice Strachan, age 37 years a resident of  Bennetts Harbor , Cat Island,  will be held 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 18th 2011 at St. Georges Anglican Church, Montrose Avenue. Officiating will be Archdeacon James Palacious, Assisted by Rev'd. Angela Palacious.

Funeral Service

Funeral service for Susan Lettice Strachan, age 37 years a resident of  Bennetts Harbour, Cat Island,  will be held11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 20th 2011 at St. Andrews Anglican Church, Arthurs town, Cat Island. Officiating will be Rev'd Fr. Ernest Pratt. Interment will be made in the Public Cemetery, Bennett's Harbor, Cat Island.

Left to cherish her memories are:  MOTHER: Sheba Webb; FATHER: Hancil Strachan; ADOPTED MOTHER: Zelma Newbold; CHILDREN: Khayl & Janice Seymour; GRANDMOTHER: Minerva Rolle; SISTERS: Florinda Roberts, Tanya Webb-Pickstock, Lana Fernander, Sharlene Strachan & Thyra Webb; BROTHERS: Kingsley Miller, Hugo Paige, Larry & Shavargo Strachan, Marvin & Stanley Webb Antone Johnson; NIECES: Lorry, Stephanie, Ashley, Shalaya, Brandi, Stevette, Beryl, Crystal, Terissa, Rayneisha, Ashanti, Jerinekque ,Stenia, Zahra, Zahran; NEPHEW: Terrell, Sheldon, Shelvon, Kingsley Jr, Shevin, Marco, Keyshawn, Teran, Ashtan, Sean, Walter, Stanley Jr, Robert; AUNTS: Emily Rolle, Albena Seymour, Miriam, Maeoni,;  ,Josephine, Leah, & Shari Webb, Irean Bodie, Agatha Marcelle, Edith Malta, Greta Knowles, Verneca Ferguson, Camille Rolle; UNCLES: Elijah, James,& Cleophas Webb, Allworth, Rodrick, Kenneth, Berkley, and Philip Rolle, Sidney and Ken Kerr; GRAND AUNTS: Miriam Simmons, Emerald Johnson, Anita Wilson, Rose Mary Kerr; BROTHERS-IN-LAW: Allan Pickstock, Allan Fernander & Steven Roberts; SISTERS-IN-LAW:   Denise Paige & Sandra Webb; ADOPTED SISTER: Shelia Hunter & Malrese Major; GOD MOTHER: Willamae Pratt; NUMEROUS COUSINS: Morlan, Sandra, Daphne, Donna, Melainie, Brian, Preston, Ian, Melverne, Herbert, Jacquelyn, Velma, Kenton, Grace, Hazel, Michael,     Carla, Crystal, Terrance, Cloyd, Pearl, Nigel, Mandell, Alcindor, Nolan, Sherry, Alphanette, Sherdon Jr, Anya, Anton, Daria, Earl, Cheryl, James, Raquel, Kenya, Jamaal, Jerome, Jeremy, Jaleel, Jammie, Dario, Javon, Ramon, Roland, Cozetta, Katherina, lavar, LavannaGeorgina, Rosena, Paul, Lyndon, Kemuel, Vincent, Vernon, Micheal Pratt, Richard Wilton, Charles, Phyllis, George Russel, Zona & Sidney, Moncur, Edna Russell, Fritz & Agusta Webb, Betty Stubbs, Carmen, Bostwick, John, Cleophas, Rhoda & Suzanne Adderly, and Enamae   Campbell Fox & family,  Anya, Tammy, Ken, Shane, Adrian, Darryl, Julian; NUMEROUS RELATIVES & FRIENDS: Father Edward Seymour, Zelma Newbold and family, Nurse Julie, Markey & Staff of Orange Creek Clinic, Joyce Miller, Evelyn Dean, Willard Dean, Helen Thurston & family Troy & Ann Ambrose, Evelyn Burrows, Effenae Bonaby, Danny Turner & family, Mary Basden, Rose Huyler, Gloria Russell, Mavis Johnson, Anthony, Dawkins, Merlene Stubbs & family, Arch Deacon James & Rev Angela, Palacious, Brave Davis, Julia Pierre, The Entire Community of Arthur's Town & Bennett's Harbor Cat Island, Father Rex Seymour and Family, Jerry Rolle and Family, Goodfrey Cresswell and Family, Merline Stubbs and Family, Candie Gilbert and Family, Eleasa Rolle and Family, Cremo McDonald and Family, Edjar Bonimy and Family, King's Family Wilson Bay, the Blue Bird and Family, Rev. Vernice Storr and Family, Ruth Outten and Family, Trevor Strachan and Family, Gary Cooper and Family, Commissioner Charles King and Family, Rev Freddie McKenzie and Family, George Williams and Family, Nurse Mackey, Nurse Jessie, Nurse Stubbs and Family, Nurse Turner and Family, Stevesons', Industrial Hill and Gaitor's Family, Bennetts Harbour Community and host of other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Cedar Crest Funeral Home, Robinson Road and First Street on Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00p.m. and at the church in Cat Island from 8:00 a.m. on Saturday until service time.

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August 31, 2010
Business dream a reality through 'co-operation'

A CULTURAL consortium has come to downtown Nassau, with arts, food and fashion the main focus of the Cultural Gallery and Studio, a company built with sweat equity and a little ingenuity.

Partners Gina Smith and Chevette Williamson had long held the

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February 16, 2012
Empathy essential to building trust with clients

Industry Position: Jr. Relationship Manager, Julius Baer Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Limited
 
What attracted you to the sector?
The sector provides me with the opportunity not only to interact and develop relationships with international clients, but to develop my knowledge about the wide variety of services and products in the field.  Additionally, the financial services sector positions one to make a good living through hard work and dedication.
 
How long have you been involved in financial services?  What keeps you motivated?
I have been engaged with the sector for some 14 years now. Prior to my present position I served as a senior client officer with the Private Investment Bank.  Before that, I was an assistant economist at the Ministry of Finance & Planning. Satisfied clients keep me motivated.
 
Why do you think you have been successful?
The Lord's help, the support of my family, colleagues, my work ethic and willingness to go the extra mile to get the job done have been key to any success that I have enjoyed throughout my career.
 
Did mentoring play a part in your success?
Yes.  I believe that my spiritual leaders, my first career mentor the late Helen Ebong, a veteran public servant and then my subsequent bosses at Private Investment Bank and Julius Baer all taught me valuable lessons that have served me well over the years.  I am forever grateful to all of them.
 
What qualifications do you feel are the most useful in helping you perform in the sector?
The academic and on-the-job training in financial markets, relationship management, foreign language and communication skills have proved to be the most useful.  I would like to add that being able to empathize with clients, building their trust in you and the ability to work independently have also proved useful.
 
What has been the biggest challenge in your career? How did you overcome it?
Change!  This has been the biggest challenge in my career.  To overcome key changes in my various job positions and the industry as a whole, I remained open to the changes and saw the possibilities for growth that each one offered.  Additionally, I learned how to adapt to the new systems/environment as quickly as possible and found ways to become more efficient in my work.
 
What advice would you give young people just starting out in the industry?
I would advise young people:
1. To put in the time to get the necessary academic qualifications early.
2. To develop soft skills like empathy, trust, and willingness to listen which are valuable to clients.
3. To look at every task given to them as an opportunity to learn something that will get them to the next level in their career.  Do not despise even the most mundane of tasks.  Do it and do it well!  Hard work pays off.

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Alexander Evans, 67
August 19, 2011
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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June 15, 2011
BAAA Athlete Profile

IN the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations' profile of some of the top athletes expected to compete at the 2011 BTC National Open Track and Field Championships at the Grand Bahama Sports Complex next weekend, public relations officer Alpheus "Hawk" Finlayson puts the spotlight on veteran sprinter Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie.

Debbie Ferguson-Mckenzie was born in Nassau on January 16, 1976. She attended Oakes Field Primary, C C Sweeting High School and St Andrew's High School. She also attended the University of Georgia.

Ferguson-Mckenzie was named the Austin Sealy Award winner at the 1995 Carifta Games in Grand Cayman, winning the 100m and 200m.

Ferguson-Mckenzie anchored t ...

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