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April 13, 2012
Riding for hope

With more than 600 cyclists, 46 teams and 37 families registered, before the first pedal has even turned, it's already a record-breaking year for the seventh annual Ride for Hope 100 mile bike-a-thon which will be held on Saturday, April 14 in Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera.
But when kickstands are raised tomorrow at 8:30 a.m., the riders, from the littlest riders to the more veteran cyclists, comprising this record-breaking field do so knowing that they are pedaling to support breast cancer initiatives. And, there is nothing quite like cycling along the hilly shores of Eleuthera with the wind at your back and the ocean in sight according to cancer survivor Ken Chaplin who has ridden in the bike-a-thon since its debut seven years ago.
"Being a cancer survivor made this event a way to support the Cancer Society, but as the years went on I began to see it as a way to improve my fitness and health," said Ken Chaplin. "I am glad that I do this annually and challenge myself to meet new goals from year to year. It's really encouraging for so many other people to be involved, be it as a means to support family members with the disease or just for a charitable cause. It's also really great to see how family oriented the event continues to be. From hotshot riders to kiddies on their tricycles, it is really a lot of fun. And there are other activities to keep us all excited over the day of riding."
Adults have the option of riding anywhere from 10 to 100 miles. Kiddie cyclists will participate in the short seven mile ride from Bayfront Park to Cupid's Cay and back where they will then be able to engage in events like a bouncing castle, rock wall, tiger slide and enjoy things like free ice cream. Adult riders who are young at heart won't be left out because they will be able to enjoy treats on the park at the completion of their ride and native food and drinks will be available throughout the day.
The park will be outfitted in cultural decorations and local artisans will display their work. So whether one is riding or not, the day of fun and festivities surrounding the Ride for Hope event will be worth the trip to Eleuthera.
To ensure the safety of the hundreds of cyclists in the ride there will be seven health stations along the route which stretches from Governor's Harbor to the North Eleuthera airport. Each station will have health professionals, and food and drink to sustain cyclists for the duration of their ride.
While many people may not be up for the actually cycling part of the event, organizers say there will be lots to do for people that just want to attend the event for a weekend on Eleuthera.
Ride for Hope, which was founded by Stephen Holowesko and Susan Larson, has attracted hundreds of riders annually since its inception and their participation and donations have contributed to the $1.7 million that has been earned to date. Last year, $400,000 was raised at the event. They hope to top that mark this year.
"Cancer is a disease that affects all families and people. It is hard to find a single person not affected by it - be it a loved one, friend or associate. What makes supporting events like this even more critical is that sadly in The Bahamas we have a high percentage of women with breast cancer," said Holowesko. "So it is important to maintain programs that help the local population with cancer and those who don't know about it aware of it. We are hoping to raise as much as we did last year, but with the economy and election season, there is no saying what will happen. Even so the support we have gotten and continue get is a great thing for cancer awareness, treatment and prevention. This will really be a healthy, fun and educational weekend," he said.
Due to consistent corporate support that covers the cost of the bike ride, Holowesko said every dollar that is earned goes directly to cancer related initiatives.
"Throughout the years we have established programs like Family Island Mammogram Examinations, which pays for women from the Family Islands to come up to New Providence to get mammograms. This program has treated over 600 women in the three years it has been in use," said Holowesko.
Other programs Ride for Hope supports are a Cancer Society initiative which sends a nurse to Family Islands to do ongoing education on cancer awareness and treatment options as well as a cancer care support program for persons in need of financial help to pay for cancer treatments.
Holowesko anticipates Ride for Hope will continue to grow and more will be able to be done to directly help more people affected by cancer.

Event Schedule
Friday, April 13
6 p.m. -- Ride for Hope Fish Fry in Governor's Harbour

Saturday, April 14
7 a.m. -- Continental breakfast at staging area
7:45 a.m. -- Group photo
8:30 a.m. -- 100-milers start

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April 13, 2012
Tropical splendor is on the agenda at the Horticultural Society plant show and sale

Tropical Splendor becomes fact as well as fantasy when the Horticultural Society of The Bahamas (HSB) opens its 2012 Show of Horticultural Excellence at Queen's College Auditorium, Village Road, April 14 and 15. Show hours are 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Thousands of show-worthy plants will be on display to vie for blue ribbons and 95 Pluses which make a plant and its owner eligible for the coveted awards of merit, best of sections and the ultimate Sara Bardelmeier Award of Horticultural Excellence for the plant the judges deem the best of show.
As the bromeliad section is so spectacular each year, international bromeliad judges will be helping to determine the prize winners for this show, according to show co-chairmen David Higgs and Dail Pearce.
There are 16 classes for bromeliads, half for single specimens and half for multiple specimens in a container. Bromeliads are a vast family of plants which include astounding varieties from the edible pineapple to wild pines or tillandsias including many Bahamian natives and Spanish Moss.
Orchids also are expected to be spectacular again with eight classes specified.
And, it's not just flowers and plants on display. Terrariums, bonsai, driftwood planters, rocks with plants growing on them, topiary, container gardens, water gardens, unusual containers, fruits, vegetables, herbs, and native trees and shrubs will also be on display.
The HSB is famous for its annual plant sale and has invited eight different plant vendors to participate in the show to fill the need for plants to buy, as most members are too busy with the show to sell plants on show days.
Invited vendors include Rocky Farms Nursery, Tropical Nursery, Flamingo Gardens, Marina Greives Plant Pleasers, Duke Strachan's Garden of Eden, The Potting Shed, Selina Huber's Native Orchids and Patricia Cartwright.
All plants must arrive tagged and ready to go into the exhibits between the hours of 12 noon and 8 p.m. on Friday, April 13. Cut specimens will be accepted from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 14. Plants may not be removed until 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 and must be removed by 7:30 p.m.
Minister of Agriculture Larry Cartwright will open the show at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Admission is $5 for adults, $2 age 12-18 and under 12 free when accompanied by an adult.

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September 24, 2010
Norman Leroy Rolle, 64

Funeral service for Veteran Journalist/Publicist, Norman Leroy Rolle, 64, a resident of Rugby Drive, Winton Meadows and formally of Mangrove Cay Andros, will be held 11:00a.m. Saturday, September 25th, 2010 at Zion Yamacraw Baptist Church, Yamacraw Road, Officiating will be Bishop Ross Davis, Rev Howard Smith, Rev Hilton Bullard, assisted by other Ministers of religion. Interment will be made in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

Left with cherish and fond memories are his mother Norah Rolle of Ft. Lauderdale Florida; daughter: Surrel Rolle Dixon; grand children: Nicole, Kaddem, & Dexter Jr.; sisters: Marilyn Rolle, Marinell Strachan, Thelma Thompson, Catherine Nairn and Ma ...

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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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Tragedy Strikes Police Force
July 19, 2008
Tragedy Strikes Police Force

A 13-year veteran of the Royal Bahama Police Force lost his life during a routine firearms training exercise in waters off Goodman’s Bay Wednesday, Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Hulan Hanna confirmed to the Bahama Journal on Wednesday.

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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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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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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 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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August 16, 2011
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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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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August 18, 2011
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 frobertsturrup@gmail.com)

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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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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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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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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 18, 2011
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.

Church:

New Bethany Baptist Church
Address:

West Avenue
Officiating:

Pastor Victor Cooper
Assisted by:

Bishop Elfredo Burrows
Interment:

Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery

She

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

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Alexander Evans, 67
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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February 14, 2012
BMC chairman reveals 1.8M missing from records

Up to 65 percent of the delinquencies the Bahamas Mortgage Corporation (BMC) is now struggling to collect originated between 2002 and 2007, according to its chairman, capping a "terrible, dark period".
Dr. Duane Sands shed further light on the state of BMC during a speech to the Senate yesterday.
In particular, he revealed that records at BMC during this period have "gone missing", with $1.8 million on the books at financial institutions that cannot be found at the mortgage corporation.
"Things were so bad, BMC could not say how much it had in its bank accounts," Dr. Sands said. "What happened to the records? The Bahamian people want to know. We had to write all of the banks in The Bahamas to find out how much they were holding in the name of BMC. Comparing the records with the banks, there was $1.8 million being held that BMC had no record of."
The comments in Senate follow earlier statements made by Sands to Guardian Business concerning the looming "judgment day" of BMC. He said for too long the company has been seen as a "donkey to ride". Major financial problems now being encountered by BMC are being blamed on the administration from 2002 to 2007.
When he arrived in office in 2007, Sands said BMC was already in "serious financial difficulty". As of December 31, 2010, there were 3,019 loans under repayment with a book value of $175 million. The chairman explained that 1,277 mortgages were in default, 1,119 of which were in default for more than 90 days.
Whereas in 2002 there were $1.9 million in delinquencies, this number rose to $14 million in 2007, he said.
"This was the era of the worst, most incompetent and reckless fiscal mismanagement of the mortgage corporation, putting Bahamians in horrible circumstances," Sands claimed.
Meanwhile, the sinking debt fund, a vehicle used to pay down and retire debt, went from $55 million in 2001 to $101 million in 2007. It now stands, he added, at $119 million.
Building public housing through the issuance of bonds, Sands said the 1,400 homes built from 2002 to 2007, while helping some citizens, actually impoverished the housing market.
He announced that many of the houses actually had to be repaired at a greater cost than the original construction.
"It was unethical to continue that aggressive housing project," he said.
The chairman of BMC once again compared the situation to the U.S. sub-prime crisis that threw the entire world economy into a tailspin.
Sands is calling for BMC to have veto power to prevent further projects proposed by the Ministry of Housing in order to offer prudent financial advice.
He reported that between now and 2020, $21 million worth of bonds are set to mature. From 2021 to 2030,  $115 worth of bonds must be paid, not including interest.
BMC currently earns $2 million per month.

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February 18, 2012
Gibson likes outlook for sloop sailing

For years now, veteran sailor and boat owner 'King' Eric Gibson has called on the government to launch more support behind the sport of sloop sailing. Appeals were also made for corporate assistance to ensure that the indigenous sport continues to grow in The Bahamas.
Even though many of his requests would go unanswered, Gibson pushed on hoping that things would get better, and according to the sailing legend, they did. A few days ago, CEO of the Palm Cay Marina Richard Browning announced that he would sponsor the floating trophy for the 'Catch Me If You Can' St. Valentine's Regatta. Other incentives were also added to the regatta, which will take place at Montagu today.
Gibson believes that the move by Browning is timely and brought excitement back for many of the sailors, who had lost hope. "This weekend's regatta is going to be one of the most exciting ones held in many years," said Gibson. "The sailors are excited about the event and are looking forward to putting their boats back into the water. The buzz and love of regatta is back. We see more and more persons going out there, building boats and wanting to compete. That is good. It brings hope because regattas are big. The people in Nassau don't know how big regattas are. Some of these regattas and homecomings are the 'bread and butter' of these islands. So to have a nice man support sailing, that is great."
One of the new sloops set to hit the water today is the Melva B, a C-class boat. Gibson said Melva is built to sail with the best of the sloops in her class. He believes that the sloop will turn a lot of heads this year and encourages other corporate entities to jump on board.
He added: "We know that this regatta season is going to be a good one. I can feel it. In all of my years being involved in regattas, from organizing and sailing, I know that this is going to be a great year. Whenever you see the sailors are excited about the season you know that it is going to be good. The sailors are ready. The regatta on the weekend will prove it. A lot of sailors will be taking part. There will be a lot of new boats. So we are keeping our fingers crossed for the rest of the season because this is just the beginning."
The annual 'Catch Me If You Can' St. Valentine's Regatta will start today and conclude on Sunday.

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February 23, 2012
Along life's road

Who then is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? Jesus put a child in the midst and said, "Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven." -- Matthew 18:1,4.
Mostly when I am out of town, it is customary for me to call and find out how everything is going. I was on the phone with my sister, Bertha, when she got a call from my sister-in-law, Sharon, saying that Reuben was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). On asking which Reuben it was, I found out that it was my little seven-year-old nephew, the son of my brother, Pastor Reuben. I was standing, but my faith stabilized me.
That day on Thursday, February 16, I was already in a very reflective mood since it was my late mother's birthday, and precious memories were flowing. Reuben's death happened so suddenly and without notice. It seemed to be the flu, but it took him immediately to the ICU with a grave prognosis. In three short days, little Reuben went to be with the Lord. My sister, Carmella, told me that on his first day in ICU, he removed the mask from his face and said "Psalm 17" and please do read it.
As I look over my nephew's life, I cannot but conclude that angels are not for the long haul, but for the expressed purpose of a mission to be accomplished. He was highly intelligent, technologically savvy, musically endowed with the most crystal clear voice I have ever heard. I attended Marjorie Knowles' music recital at St. Matthew's during the Christmas and he performed "The First Noel" flawlessly. I was extra excited because my first music recital given by Meta Cumberbatch at age eight was held in St. Matthew's schoolroom.
Reuben was meek, gentle and well-spoken. He was as Christian as his faith was strong. His seven-year-old life could have been measured symbolically in the life of one who had fulfilled all the requirements needed for entrance to the pearly city. Now I know that the days of our life are three score years and 10, but it does not necessarily mean that it is out of God's will if one dies before 70, but any part or parcel of the 70 must be lived in the will of God.
It is amazing that the late Whitney Houston was not even buried, yet that the tongues of some of the religious order were criticizing Reverend Marvin Winans about his sermon. "He ain't do this and he shudda do that and he the next." These are the Christian preachers. Yet, on the other hand, high level media personalities were giving the entire service along with the sermon, high marks.
Such was the case in Jesus' day as recorded in our text. Rather than rescuing the perishing, caring for the dying and witnessing to lost men about the salvific gospel of Jesus Christ, they were trying to find out among them, who was numero uno in the kingdom of God. Who among us could preach the best, has the biggest church with the most members? Who is popular in every nook and cranny? Who is wearing the latest and longest suit and the most expensive shoes? Whose robe is the grandest of them all?
Jesus had just come down from the mountain where His Transfiguration took place in the presence of Peter, James and John, and the multitude were waiting for him. A certain man among them begged Jesus to heal his lunatic son, as the many attacks were beginning to take a toll on the health of both he and his wife. Jesus rebuked the demon and the child was restored to good health.
Thereafter the disciples came to Jesus to find out who was the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And Jesus called a little child unto Him, and set him in the midst of them, and said, "Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And who so shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. But who so shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea."
For me, through the death of little Reuben, the word of God has become more clear as to how we should live our lives and our daily behavior each to the other. Children are innocent, pure and chaste and never harbor jealousy or sow seeds of ill wind. They are just pure children who though spanked, will still share a smile. They do not support grudges and will speak the truth even though it may be to the detriment of others. While some may wait for the later years to train children, the wise ones know that from the moment a child comes into this world, serious training must begin. By the time a child reaches the age of seven, the life pattern of that child is already defined.
Once a man and twice a child to me has nothing to do with the physical condition of an individual, but all the graces and virtues of what it is to be a child. Our lives must begin as virtue-packed as that of an innocent child, and in our adult years must possess and show all the love, peace and kindness as if we are still children at play in an open playground. Thank you Father for your word, and thank you God for little Reuben of seven - fit for heaven.
 
oE-mail rubyanndarling@yahoo.com; write to P.O. Box SS 19725, Nassau, Bahamas with your prayer requests, concerns and comments. God's Blessings!

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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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