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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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Savannah turning heads in Level 6

Savannah Brady, in her first season competing as a Level 6 gymnast, should be congratulated for her outstanding accomplishments in the sport thus far.

The 10-year-old and her coach Lavette Saunders attended the Sun & Surf Spectacular Gymnastics Invitational in Coral Springs, Florida, on January 27.

And the Nassau Nastics student performed exceptionally well at the event, one of the many meets hosted by Twister Gymnastics Club in Fort Lauderdale.

"This popular meet attracted 30 gymnastics clubs representing over 600 athletes. Savannah was the token gymnast representing Nassau Nastics at this meet and she competed along with 14 other gymnasts in her age division at USAG Level 6, level 10 ...

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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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US-Bahamas professional exchange highlights cultural preservation
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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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.
(To respond to this column, kindly contact Fred Sturrup at

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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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Guardian News Desk
The Progressive Liberal Party(PLP)has accused Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette of being less than helpful in the effort to assist a group of straw vendors in custody in the United States, accused of conspiracy to traffic counterfeit goods.
"A minister of foreign affairs cannot come off as politically impotent in their situation. When its citizens are in trouble, they expect that the government will come to their assistance,"said the PLP in a statement released yesterday.
Roshanda Rolle, Gayle Rolle, Marva Ferguson, Marvette Ferguson, Patricia Hanna, Shamone Thompson, Margaret Pierre, Judy Duncombe and Tracy Davishave been charged with conspiracy to d ...

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Susan Lettice Strachan, 37
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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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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Sis. Pearline Joyann Smith-Davis, 90

Funeral Service for Sis. Pearline Joyann Smith-Davis, a resident of Palm Tree Avenue, Coconut Grove and formerly from Steventon, Exuma will be held at 1:00p.m. on Saturday,  June 11th 2011 at Zion Baptist Church, East Street and Shirley Street.
Officiating will be Rev. T.G. Morrison assisted by Rev. Anthony Sampson and other Ministers of the gospel. Interment will be made in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
Cherished memories are held by her 5 Sons: Godfrey, Hezron, Anthony, Captain Morrison and Captain Elvis Davis; 4 Daughter: Ivy Mackey (deceased), Ena Rolle, Mary and Vernie Davis; 2 Sisters: Pleasant George of Miami, Florida, and Muriel Bowe(deceased); 3 Brothers: William Bill Smith of Miami, Florida, Allinston and Yavington Smith (both deceased); 11 Nieces: Alice, Plesant, Virnae, and Sherry Bowe, Maevis Kerr, Edna Ferguson, Eulean Green, Patricia and Joyce Smith, Valderine Winters and Lorene Banks; 6 Nephews: Glenn George, Leslie, Patrick and Perry Smith, Joseph and Donald Bowe; Son-in-law: Basil Rolle; 2 Daughters-in-law: Rosemary and Rochelle Davis; 49 Grand Children: Inspector 378 Stephen Maycock, Sergeant 1903 Garvin Rolle, Delando Rolle(deceased), Adraian Bowe, Mark Stubbs, Michael, Police Constable 2466 Andy Mackey and Dwayne Mackey, Darren Renaldo, Godfrey Davis Jr., Errol, Tamar, Marley, Brandon, Jeremy, Sean, Bryan Davis, Hezron Davis Jr., Anthony Davis Jr., Jonathan and Martin Davis, Evangelist Ruth Mackey, Beryl Armbrister, Lytania McIntosh, Delphine Fernander, Garnelle Cyprianna and Vanria Davis, Patrice and Deseriae Rolle, Shantell, Doramae, and Neffeteria Davis, Shakara Clarke, Crystal Alexander, Indera Gardiner Angela and Wendy Rolle, Roshanda, and Antonia Davis, Staff Nurse Anishka Grant, Neketria Brown, Monique and Epiphany Davis, 90 Great- Grand; 2 Great Great Grand; Godchildren: Gwen, Lillis Adderley,  Tracey Bowe, Pamela Oliver and a host of other relatives and friends: Magnolia, Marcus and Andrew Curry, Iva Davis, Eugene Smith and family, Benjamin Davis and family, Florence Smith and family, Christina Smith and family, Rebecca Smith and family, Elizabeth Cash and family, Cyril Rolle and family, Curlene Higgs and family, Sam Smith and family, Keva Ferguson and family, Debbie Rolle, Yvette Rolleand family, Raquel Maycock, Ida Mackey, Lawson, George, Carlos Rolle, Juilian Grant, Lamart Fernander, Floell, Cynthia Whylly, Norma Whyllym, Sandra Rolle, Arnold McPhee, Pastor Elvina Rose, Kishno Taylor, Helen Brennen Marva, Rosnell and Suewell, Karen Ann Carey, Arnold Smith, Gwen, Cleoella,Grator Knowles, Dr. Graciella Decastro Mackey, the Roach Family, Higgs, and Percentie family of Habour Island, the entire Nixon family, Maycock family, Sherman Rodriquez and family, Farmers Cay, Black Point, Stuart Manner, Staniel Cay, Steventon and the entire Exuma Community, the Flamingo Gardens, Palm Tree Avenue Family, Ridgeland Park West Community, E.P. Roberts Family, Davis and Co. staff, Rev. T. G. Morrison and the Zion Baptist Church Exuma and East and Shirley Street family, Mt. Theo's Baptist Church, The staff of Female Surgical, Dr. Theodore Ferguson, Dr. Martin Brown, Dr. Hunt Burrows, Dr. Dames and Rev. Sampson and others too numerous to mention..
Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Cedar Crest Funeral Home, Robinson Road and First Street on Friday from 12:00 noon to 6:00p.m. and at the church on Saturday from  11:30a.m. until service time.

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Angelo Dundee's Bahamian history

The names read like a who's who of the best in boxing history.
Carmen Basilio, Willie Pastrano, Ralph Dupas, Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali, Louis Rodriguez, Sugar Ray Leonard and Jimmy Ellis are just some of the noted boxing figures the late, great trainer Angelo Dundee guided through historic bouts.
There is though, that Bahamian connection also, that has been very special in the overall progress of boxing in The Bahamas.
Angelo Dundee passed away on Wednesday in Tampa, Florida and left to mourn along with a multitude of associates throughout the boxing world are those of us whose early positive boxing activities were crafted by the legendary one.
From South Philadelphia originally, Dundee spent a lot of years in New York being mentored and following the boxing manoeuvrings of older brother Chris, very closely.
When Chris moved to Miami Beach in Florida prominently and became a promotional fixture as early as the 1950s, Angelo came right along. Together, they made the Fifth Street Gym on the Beach one of the more fabled boxing locations in the history of the sport.
The proximity of this country to South Florida was an easy fit for locals who became closely associated with boxing.
Gomeo Brennan, one of those superb athletes who hailed from Bimini, turned professional in 1956 and soon found himself under the guidance of Angelo. That relationship would lead to Brennan becoming one of the great fighters of the Commonwealth and a world top-rater for years in the middleweight and light heavyweight divisions.
The high points of that relationship of course were four championship victories on the two occasions that he held the British Commonwealth middleweight title and a world title fight near the end of Brennan's career. He fought Vicente Rondon for the World Boxing Association's light heavyweight crown and lost when the referee became concerned after the 13th round about swelling around Brennan's eyes.
I remember in particular Angelo's frustration on many occasions during the fight when Brennan just was not able to unleash his famous powerful right hand when the openings came. Our guy had lost a little of that edge overtime. That's all it takes in the ring to be unable to pull the trigger.
I recall at the end, Angelo embracing Brennan and telling him how proud he was of him to go on so valiantly with swollen eyes.
Then, there was Baby Boy Rolle. Angelo steered the Exuma native to his best ever ring appearance.  It happened on the night of October 23, 1973 in a ring in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. It was Rolle's finest moment in a solid career. For 15 rounds he stood up to John Conteh and was not once in trouble. In fact in the fifth round he came very close to one of the all time great upsets.
Angelo had arranged for me to substitute for him as he was busy with two other fighters whose bouts sandwiched the Rolle/Conteh event. I asked my other boxing mentor, Charlie Major Sr., to accompany us. Charlie and I were in Rolle's corner. Rolle and Boston Blackie had mastered a punch that we called the overhand bolo. The Cuban, Kid Gavilan, had introduced the underhand bolo during a fabulous career that saw him become a welterweight champion in the 1950s.
Against Conteh, we told Rolle to hold back on the "bolo" until round five. Rolle left the corner, walked across the ring to his opponent and let go with a vicious overhand right. Conteh just barely got under the blow, receiving the full impact on his back. He stayed away from Rolle for the rest of the fight, content to utilize his better speed and win on a majority decision.
Angelo also factored significantly in the rise of Elisha Obed to world championship success.
In June of 1971 when Obed won a decision over Ray Minus Sr. to capture the Bahamas welterweight crown, he was handled then by the Steve Acunta group, of New York. Dr. Norman Gay had made that arrangement for Obed. However the cold climate and some other circumstances became uncomfortable for Obed. He knew of my close association with Chris and Angelo and asked for me to make contact.
I called Angelo and he said he would get back to me. He called later to inform that the situation with Acunta had been resolved and Chris had agreed to monitor the career of Obed. The veteran Moe Fleisher would be the trainer and Chris' son Mike would be registered as manager. (Let me emphasize here that Mike is the son of Chris Dundee, not Angelo. Even Wikipedia has it wrong).
Of course, the rest is history.
With Angelo watching from a distance and sometimes from close-up, Obed went on to defeat Miguel de Olivera on November 13, 1975 for the World Boxing Council's junior middleweight crown.
Angelo paid close attention to the Bahamian boxing scene and interacted as well over the years with Sugar Cliff, Jimmy Mackey, Ray Minus Sr. and Ray Minus Jr.
He also played an interesting and noteworthy role for amateur boxing in the country.
Multiple local heavyweight champion Bert Perry came up with the idea about an amateur boxing program in The Bahamas. He solicited the support of Charlie Major Sr., Virginius Knowles, Amos Ferguson and this journalist. They all told me that I would have to make the connection with the international body.

What did I do?
I reached out to Angelo and he pointed me in the right direction. Some 40-plus years later the amateur boxing program is going on marvelously.
His impact on Bahamian boxing has indeed been tremendous. For this the Bahamian boxing fraternity is grateful.

Farewell Angie!
Sleep on and may your soul forever rest in peace.
 To respond to this column, kindly contact Fred Sturrup at

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Pelican Bay at Lucaya Announces Appointments

Freeport, Bahamas -
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

Formerly a part of the Sales team, Marva Munroe has moved
to another role and, under the banner of her company, Chic Weddings
Bahamas, which will plan and design weddings for Pelican Bay.  Through
this new joint venture Pelican Bay will continue to showcase itself as a
premiere location for destination weddings in Grand Bahama...

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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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Alonza Taylor, 77

Funeral Service for the Late Alonza Taylor, 77 years of Maxwell Lane and formerly of Kemp's Bay, Andros, will be held on Saturday June 11th, 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Boyd Road.
Fr. Martin Gomes will officiate. Interment will follow in the church's cemetery.
She is survived by her Children: Elvis Taylor, Mydell Maria Frazier, Brenda Obeta and Evelyn Stuart; Sisters: predeceased by: Sandra Harvey, Agnes Johnson and Geneva Ritchie; Adopted Sister: Beatrice Clarke; Brothers:  Jeremiah Jr., Harold and Clyde Lundy of Freeport, Grand Bahama: predeceased by Yorick and George Lundy; Sons-in-law: Chief Petty Officer Craig S. Frazier of The Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Frank Obeta of Canada, and Rev. Simeon Stuart of The Bluff Eleuthera; Grandchildren: LaCaira and Craig Stephen Frazier Jr., Evita Taylor, Adaeze, Adaeanna and Francis Obeta; Brother-in-law: Daniel Ritchie Sr.; Sister-in-Law: Nora Lundy; Grand Aunt: Joylean Bain; Adopted Children: Catherina Burrows and Alvado Scott; Nieces: Yvonne Cartwright, Laverne Ferguson, Marilyn Fritz, Natasha Swan, Barbara, Nancy, Renee and Jackie Harvey of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Joy Colebrooke, Michelle Sands, Linda Fergurson, Stephanie Munroe,Vanessa Rolle, Monique Ritchie, Beunka, Valdera, Daphne, Dianna, Yvette, Melissa, Tamara and Florina Lundy; Nephews: Ricardo, Kevin, Reginald and Richard Harvey of Freeport Grand Bahama, James Forbes, James Davis, Blaze Taylor, Charles Higgs, Kenneth, and Daniel Ritchie Jr., Clyde Lundy Jr., Randy, Godfrey, Mark Marvin, Alexander and Garth Lundy; Other relatives and friends including: Gertrude Gordon (Ms. Cutie) Caregiver, Eva & Patsy Gordon, Janet & ASP Melvin Lundy of The Royal Bahamas Police Force, Harolene & Cleveland Roberts, Verthelia Sandilands, Bertha Lankford and Valdera Sandilands of Florida, Constance & Charles Hall, Victoria Robinson, Naomi & George Turner, Maureen Ellis, Joseph & Maureen Symonette, Ivy Humes, Eulese Forbes & Family, Mutalyn Forbes & Family, Solomon Frazier & Family of Bimini, Bishop Theophilus & Cynthia Stuart & Family, The Stuart Family of The Bluff, Eleuthera, Euthalie Rahming & Family, Merle Flowers & Family, Lillymae Forbes & Family, Dell Sandilands & Family, Florinda Duncombe & Family, Mildred Knowles & Family, Julia Thompson, Helen Johnson & Family, Theresa Poitier & Family, Francis Clarke, Hazel Chipman, Dorothy Curry, Dr. Rhonda Chipman-Johnson, Linda & Wendal Huyler, Richard Russell & Family, Viola Taylor & Family, Lillian Adderley & Family,  Clarita Saunders & Family, Vernita Cleare & Family, Ronald & Doralee Taylor, Julia Stevens & Family,  Family of the late Carmetta Basden, Zoe & Clifford Galanis, Barbara Tynes, Ken & Constance Joseph, Lucille Bain, Jessica Bowe & Family, Lawrence Ferguson & Family, Bernard & Olive Lundy, Mr. & Mrs. Wilmore Brown, Audrey Wright & Family, Floricka Davis & Family, Janet Laing & Family, Hester Kerr & Family, Johnny Taylor & Family of Turks & Caicos, Shirley Smith & Family, Joan Carey & Family, Arianna McPhee & Family, Maude Demeritte & Family, Donna Smith & Family, Sylvia Arnette & Family, Shirley Murphy, Mr. & Mrs. George Rodgers & Family, Joseph Roberts, Cyril Baker, Leon Laing, St. Joseph's Church Community, St. Joseph's Senior Choir, St. Joseph's Ladies Guild, Priests of the Sacred Hearts and Catholic Community, The Catholic Archdiocese of  Nassau, Sisters of  St. Martin's Monastery, Ministry of Agriculture & Marine Resources and Royal Bank of Canada Bahamas Limited, Harbour Island Branch.
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians. #44 Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

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Ashlee Bain becomes Theodore Elyett's Miss Teen Bahamas 2010

Nassau, Bahamas - In
what has become the 'Miss Universe' of pageants in The Bahamas, the
Theodore Elyett's Miss Teen Bahamas Pageant took place on August 21st at
the Rainforest Theatre to a packed house of enthusiastic family,
friends and supporters of the 21 contestants vying for the coveted

Dynamic hosts for this year's pageant were Terrance Smith, a graduate of the San
Juan School of Theatrical Art in Puerto Rico and Aneka Stuart-Russell,
writer and  Communications and Journalism major at College of the

4th runner up was Rakia Rolle; 3rd runner up Willica Charlow, 2nd runner up was Blair Johnson, and 1st runner up was Irena Key.

Ashlee Bain, Miss Teen Fort Fincastle enjoys reading, basketball,
volleyball, music and surfing the internet.  She feels the true essence
of a woman is one that is confident, believes in herself, has moral
standards, possesses inner and outer beauty, and is a humble individual...

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100M PMH reaches 20 completion

The managing director of Cavalier Construction says the $100 million Princess Margaret Hospital extension is 20 percent complete.
After months of sorting through a labyrinth of old underground utilities, the site is fully prepared for vertical construction, Richard Wilson said.
The massive project, started in November of last year, is now preparing to bring a crane on-site so structural steel work can begin. The construction of the skeletal structure of the new hospital wing involves more than 400 workers.
"We are moving ahead now. We have all the basement slab poured," Wilson explained.
"Our crane was held up for two weeks because of the Customs strike. Once it gets on-site we'll be ready to keep moving. In the next month, you'll see a major difference."
The Cavalier chief estimated that 20 percent of the original $75 million budget had been spent. Earlier this year, the Managing Director of the Public Hospitals Authority Herbert Brown told Guardian Business that sum has now been bumped up to $100 million for the purchase of more medical equipment.
When the critical care block is complete, there will be nine operating theaters, more than 500 beds, a pre-op and post-op area, 18 intensive care unit private rooms and a neonatal intensive care unit.
Wilson said the company is relieved to be finished with the "major challenges" encountered in the ground from existing utilities.
The project's lead consultant, Michael Diggis, said poor mapping of the grounds led to some unexpected surprises, requiring coordination with Bahamas Electricity Corporation and the Water and Sewerage Corporation.
Wilson described the job as "intense and complex", and easily one of the top three jobs that the leading contractor has ever tackled.
Other than the critical care block, Cavalier is now going after the coveted convention center project at Baha Mar. Top executives at the mega resort revealed to Guardian Business last week that major components of the 200,000-square-foot facility will indeed go to local contractors.
"We hope to work on the Baha Mar project," Wilson said.
"Nothing is guaranteed. We will have to bid for it and it'll have to go through the whole procedure. We have worked with them over the last year. We did the Bank of Nova Scotia job for them and we're doing a sewerage waste water plant."
The bank is part of the new commercial village, constructed as part of the Bay Street diversion and creation of the Bahamian Riviera. The waste water plant is being built by Baha Mar on behalf of Breezes in exchange for a parcel of land.
Cavalier will also assist Baha Mar with the demolition of two wings of the Wyndham Nassau Resort & Crystal Palace Casino, which is expected to begin next month.

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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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Callenders Co. lawyer first Bahamian admitted to Lawyer Pilots Bar Association

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Llewellyn Boyer-Cartwright, a 29-year veteran of the aviation industry who specialises in Aviation Law, this month became the first Bahamian to be admitted to the Lawyer Pilots Bar Association, an international organisation dedicated to airline and aircraft safety and legal issues surrounding the aviation industry.
"This is not only a personal honour for me, but an opportunity for The Bahamas to participate in a meaningful way to the growing body of aviation law governing an industry critical to our economy," said Boyer-Cartwright, a Senior Associate with Callenders & Co. Law Firm, the country's oldest law firm.
"Most of us think of aviation only when we are making travel plans. We voice our frustration about paying for extras or delayed departures or our pleasure at on-time arrivals. We do not stop to think about everything that went into making that flight among thousands a day even possible, not the engineering of the aircraft but the engineering, so to speak, of the rules governing the sky and operations onthe ground even before an aircraft leaves the gate. In conjunction with ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization), there is an increasing body of law that strives to ensure safety in the skies and on the ground, regulates airports, sets parameters for flight and pilot standards, airworthiness of aircraft, manages the framework for currency exchanges between airlines criss-crossing continents, looks at every aspect of insurability, responsibility and liability in addition to matters like aircraft registries. It's the law that, figuratively speaking, keeps the airline industry -- commercial, corporate and private -- grounded in the finest sense of the word."

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Sylvinia Maxine Murray, 82

Funeral Service for the Late Sylvinia Maxine Murray, 82 years of Palmetto Village, will be held on Saturday June 11th, 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Shirley Street.
Fr. Mel Taylor O.S.B. will officiate. Interment will follow in the Catholic Cemetery, Tyler Street.

Left to cherish the so many wonderful memories are: Her beloved husband: Charles Livingston Murray; Daughters: Vivian Murray, Andra Major and Bernadette Murray; Sons: Frederick, Andrew, Rudolph,  Derick  and Terry Murray; Grandchildren: Neil RayMurray,Tanya McCarrol, Janessa and Alexis Murray, Tenielle Deveaux, Nicky Adderley, Debbie Andrea Murray, Nadia and Natalya Beneby,T'rhea, Tylah, Nelson and Akari Murray, Kandi Evans; Great- grandchildren: Mary, Zoe and Luke McCarrol Lincoln, Zion and Joshua Adderley, Paris Lockhart, Andre Murray, Garren, Hanna & Samuel Evans, Duane and Aidan Gibson, Xavier Murray; sisters: Rowena Thompson, Camile Bain; sisters-in-law: Maureen Pustam, Emeline Murray, Inez Johnson, Mary Lightbourne; brothers-in-law: Mecal Bain, Bertram Murray, Frederick Murray; daughters-in-law: Gaynell Murray, Sharon Murray, Rhonda Murray; nieces: Jill Wallace, Valencia Bain, Michelle and Yvette Fergusonn Josephine Smith//Bridget & Tanya Murray, Renee Bethel, Pamela Rahming, Annette Lunn,//Monique Hanna, Michelle Pustam, Makayla Gulley.//Yael Walcott,// Brenda Alleyne, Edeen, Kirklyn & Ruthdeen Farquharson; nephews: Patrick Christopher, Kenneth, Bernard, Jack , Stephen Thompson,//Lofton & Jevon Johnson, Colin Wells, //Bertram Murray Jr.,//Warren Pustam// Brian Hamilton, Duane , Douglas and Kirshna Murray // Daniel & Ronald Farquharson; Numerous Grand Nephews & Nieces including: Patrick Jr., Alexandria, Chrischelle, Kenneth Jr.,  Cherisse, Chenard, Samantha, Bernard Jr., Jermaine, Sherell, Stephen Jr., Shavado & Shauntae Thompson, Shewanesh Taylor, Latoya Thompson, Alicia & Alan Wallace Jr.// Jakeisha, Jayuan, Chad, Jay'Nea, Jay'Koi, Jay'Den,Jay'Nel, Jay'Nya, Jay'Nye, De'Andre, Precious, Shavone, Camile, Javon , Anton, Jevon Jr., Jada  Johnson, Theodore & Shavonda Outler, Ronneil Farquharson, Genell Alexis, Rita & Michael Aluren and Aleyne, Edmund Farquharson Jr., Deshawnna, Danniel,Donald & Melonina Powell, Yolanda Heard, Kirk & Rita Johnson,  Winston and Shantell Whylly, Lauren, Warren and Clement Ferguson, Kelecia Smith, Amani Stuart, Syndi Wells Tabitha & Alexius Henderson, Shawn, Philtrina & Daniel Faquharson Jr., Alexis & Anthony Patterson, Cierra and Champion Reese; Caregivers: Pamella Bethel, Maxine Farrington, Wilma Rolle; Other Relatives and Friends including: Austin Murray,Sandra Phillip, Roderica Thompson & family,Barbara Sweeting and family, Pat Gomez & family, Janey Bethell & family, Delita Turnquest and family, Jhavon Sands, Keirra and Keitra Gordon, Conchise and Sabria Thompson, Keith Gordon, Alan Wallace Sr., the Smith family, Michael Nottage and family, The Deal family,Gregory Taylor and family, Valarie Thompson and family, Bernard Mortimer and family, The Pratt family, Trina Livingston , Rose Edgecombe and family, Carolyn Parris & family, Jeff  Beneby and family, Gerald and Marie Strachan and family. Special Thanks To: Father Mel Taylor,O.S.B., and Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Father Thomas P. Brislin, C.P. and Holy Family Catholic Church, Dr. Agretta Eneas Carey and Dr Floyd Carter.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Kingdor Parkinson Foundation
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, #44 Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.

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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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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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Ahmad Ricardo Rashad Babbs, 23

Funeral Service for the Late Ahmad Ricardo Rashad Babbs, 23 years of Cox's Way, will be held on Saturday June 11th, 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Deliverance, East Street, South.
Bishop V.G. Clarke assisted by other members of the clergy. Interment will follow in the Eastern Cemetery, Shirley Street.
Ahmad is survived by His parents: Abigail Babb and Ricardo Babbs; His children: Kameah and Rashad; His grandmother: Vernita Babbs. Vaneria Babb-Ramsay(Deceased); His siblings: Thallis, Vernita, and Ivanah Babbs; His aunts: Philippa Forde; Denise Leary; Mekell Knowles; LaShan White of Miami, Florida; Tanya Babbs; Melvina Gibson; Garnell Babb; Melvern Huyler-Lewis of New York, Glensworth Strachan, Joan Sands, Norma, Patricia and Helena Babbs; Rosetta Babbs; Rachel Pople; Thelma Bain; Emily and Keva Goodman; Bobbette Goodman; Victoria and Constance Hall; Brenda Babbs; May Dean, Emily Hamilton, Mildred Dean and Alice Dean. Jacquline Dean and Clemoi Gibson, Inger Seymour and Sophia Mackey; His uncles: Terrance Pedican; Thallis, Bradley, Brian and Dwight Babbs; Thyrone, Trevor and Valentino Babbs; Kendal, Roscoe, Charles and Rodger Babbs; Stanley and Cresval Babb; and Roy Pedican; Alfred Lewis; Wesley Pople; Byron Bain; Caleb, William, Jeffrey, Walter and Alphonso Goodman; Cousins: Tonya, Sean, Sherisse and Steffon Gibson; Siobhan and Nicole Reilly;  Charlton and Perez Babb; Monique Lugo; Stanley and Stanell Babb; Royann Pedican; Joy, Cindy, Todd, and Kurt Drakes; Cheryl, Issac, Dustan Babb; Michael, Paul and Clayton Fernander; Sharon and Stephanie Fernander; Jennifer and Bridgette Pedican; Sandra Burrows; Carla Hall; Julian Pedican; Geno Simms; Steffon Jr; Diazrio Torren; Shantia Latique Gibson; Sean Jr; Quniton, Latoya and Brianna Gibson; Edwin and Rashad Babb; Jennifer, Felicia, Georgeann and Jarell Knowles; Totyana Nord, Fredricka Mackey; Corey Onley, Julian and Jonathan White, Decorey Gray, Thalisa, Bradeisha and Dwynisha Babbs.Payton Ewing ,Khesanh Trunquest, Amber Pinder, Nicolas Reilly,Antonio Forde; Numerous relatives and friends including: Hanako Tukuru, Teako and Alfreda Lewis; Italya Beth, Maria and Alicia Goodman; Kayla and Kieshla Goodman;  Kyle, Dean, Ali Tukuru; McKell, Marvin and Makayla Goodman; Jamaal, Jerez, and Javarick Bain; LaTario Goodman; Caleb Goodman II; Canix Nelson, Lisa Whyms, Ginger Horton, Mrytle Goodman, Leslie Russell; Ritchie Goodman Sam and Joanne Williams and family. Ernestine Bartlette and ,Vanessa Walkes and Family Ezra Dean and Family ,Tessa Smith and Family Beulah Arnett and Family, Hurbert Arnett Jr and Family, Olive Williams and Family Garnell, Susan, Prince Steven and Samuel Arnett and Family,Philmore and Donell Arnett (FT.Lauderdale) Beverly Marshall and Family,Dorothea Miller and Family Ezra Dean Jr Vernon, Mark Dean(Denver Coloroda),Yvette Williams and Family ,Sonia Adderley and Family , Lorista Johnson and Family, Sharon  Saunders and Family  Linda ,Marvin and Devon Dean and Family Sandra Rahming and Family Steve, Dion and Keshia Collie and Family, Hubert Mackey and Family Deborah Adderley and Family, Karen Lockhart and Family Hezeron Lobosky and Family Cheryl Wilson and Family,Pamela Rodgers and Family Magdel ,Shirley,  Althea and Leon Storr and Lori Curtis and Family, Lorna Newbold and Family Andrew Mcphee And Family  Mount Royal and Ludlow Street Family Management and Staff Of Rentokil Initial , Kerzner International  Pantol Street Family and Jamell Walker  and Family, Apex Awards and Signs Staff and Management, General Appliance Management and Staff,The Porch Family and The Centerville Community.
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, #44 Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

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Ashlee Bain becomes Theodore Elyett's Miss Teen Bahamas 2010
Ashlee Bain becomes Theodore Elyett's Miss Teen Bahamas 2010

In what has become the 'Miss Universe' of pageants in The Bahamas, the
Theodore Elyett's Miss Teen Bahamas Pageant took place on August 21st at
the Rainforest Theatre to a packed house of enthusiastic family,
friends and supporters of the 21 contestants vying for the coveted

Dynamic hosts for this year's pageant were Terrance Smith, a graduate of the San
Juan School of Theatrical Art in Puerto Rico and Aneka Stuart-Russell,
writer and  Communications and Journalism major at College of the

4th runner up was Rakia Rolle; 3rd runner up Willica Charlow, 2nd runner up was Blair Johnson, and 1st runner up was Irena Key.

Ashlee Bain, Miss Teen Fort Fincastle enjoys reading, basketball,
volleyball, music and surfing the internet.  She feels the true essence
of a woman is one that is confident, believes in herself, has moral
standards, possesses inner and outer beauty, and is a humble individual...

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Barbara Baillou Arnette, 53

Funeral Service for the late Minister Barbara Baillou Arnette age 53 years of Johnson Terrace, Kelly Lane will be held on Saturday at New Mount Zion Baptist Church at 11:00a.m. Officiating will be Pastor. Andrew Stuart. Interment will follow in the Southern Cemetery, Cowpen & Spikenard Road.
Cherished memories will linger in the hearts of her husband: Prince Arnette; Four Daughters: Camille Mackey, Shannel Wilson Shekira Collins and Lashantay Baillou; Adopted Daughter: Nadia Laing; Stepson: Mario Arnette; Stepfather: Neville Deveaux; Adopted Parents: Cecil and Mavis Gaitor; 3 Sons-in-law: Stanley Wilson, Steve Miller and Phillip Humes; 4 Brothers: Arthur, Joseph, Charles and Cyril Rolle; 5 Sisters: Brenda Peet, Marina Stevens, Albertha Rahming, Betty Dorsette and Emma Williams; 3 Adopted Brothers: Cassius, Aaron and Edward Gaitor; 5 Adopted Sisters: Leteria Pinder, Kailean, Danielle, Lafeira and Senita Gaitor; 4 Brothers-in-law: Tamkio Sweeting, Teneil Williams, Terrance Peet, Alfred Rahming. Seven Grand-children: Steve, Darrius and  Cassie Miller, Zion and Zolton Wilson, Phillip and Philliyah Humes. Aunts: Sylvia Brice, Shirley Sential, Albertha Hopkins, Jessie, Morian, Barabara and Sheila Baillou; Uncles: Everette, Bernard, Alfonso and Kingsley Baillou; Nieces: Maxine Brown, Melissa Dean, Sylvia Cargill, Caffie Dorsette,, Shonique  Reckley, Patricia Johnson, Sylvian Rahming, Anna Jessica Rolle, Summer Rolle and Tenia Williams; Nephews: Tino, Ringo and Fabian Brown, Elvis Reckley, Jamal Turnquest, Samuel Stevens, Dwight and Jamone Johnson, Andi Baillou, Alferdo and Alex Rahming, Percy Marshall, Neville Dean, Daniel Williams and Charles Rolle Jr.; 10 Grandnieces; 12 Grandnephews; Cousins: Joanne Ferguson, Sherlyn Smith, Vevilan Hopkins, Helliena Cooper, Monique Baillou, Jackie Gaitor, Kenique Sential, Kim Morley, Jack Sential, Ty Fergusin, Dike and Prince Hopkins Jr, Leston, Ivan, Levan, Danny, James, John, Andrew, Remie, Neville, Nikki and Dancina Gaitor, Harvette Stacey, Denva, Remmique and Latario Gaitor, Anthony Goodman, Don and Troy, Shonell Gaitor, Frances Rolle, Sheryl Lightbourn, Pollymae Demeritte, Pam, Tezel, Terizen and Glenroy Baillou, Emma Romer, Alex, Raymond, Bernard and Ricardo Baillou, Ramond, Jamal and Sherice Gaitor, Sailes, Jessie and Rashekia Higgins and Mrs. Higgins. Special Friends: Lawrence Roker and Edward Dean; A host of other relatives and friends including Mr. and Mrs. Laing, Pastor Ishmael Martain and family, Mastic Point Community, P.H.A. family and co-workers. Bishop Laroda, Sister Davis and family, Louise, Joan and Sherone, Conerstone Church Family, Thomas Ferguson, Sister Prall and family, Rose Strachan and family, Evamae and family, Jennifer and Fabian, Ashley O'Brian, Jwina Johnson, Jance Sweeting, Vincent Collins and family, Randolph Mackey and family, James Wells and family, Sq. Patrick Brown and family, Rowena Burrows and family, Christine Humes and family and Andrew Nixon.
Relatives and friends may pay their last respect at Evergreen Mortuary on Friday from 10:00a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and again at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

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WIN a Harl Taylor BAG valued at over 500!


Chances to WIN a Ticket to Islands of the World Fashion Showcase in April!

LAST chance to WIN - Check for our TRIVIA Question/s for 1 Ticket to IWFS AND GRAND PRIZE on Monday, April 30th, 2012

Islands of the World Fashion Showcase (IWFS), the newly rebranded
fashion showcase is set to take place

May 11-12, 2012  at the Sheraton
Nassau Beach Resort.

As part of our 5th anniversary celebrations The Bahamas Weekly has
teamed up with Islands of the World Fashion Showcase and Harl Taylor BAG to give YOU
an opportunity to be seated next to the runway to enjoy THE most
exciting fashion event in The Bahamas! 

4 tickets will be given away
over the

coming 4 weeks and the

Grand Prize is the coveted one-and-only,

Harl Taylor BAG Mini in colour of choice...

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