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A funeral service for Joan Marie Johnson, 81 of Eastern Road, Nassau, The Bahamas, who died at her residence on Monday, 2nd August 2010 after a lengthy and courageous battle with Alzheimers, will be held at Christ Church Cathedral, George Street, Nassau, on Saturday, 7th August, 2010 at 11:30a.m.
Reverend Father Hugh Bartlett will officiate and interment will be in Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery, Soldier Road, Nassau.
Mrs. Johnson was predeceased by her husband, Harold Bertram (Buck) Johnson and grandson, Andrew David Long and is survived by her children, Donna and Larry Idol, Paul and Bonnie Johnson, Gail Laidley, Steven and Elspeth Johnson, grandchildren, Adam and Laura Long, Aron and K ...
Funeral service for John Vincent Bowleg, 59, of Bowleg Alley off Williams Lane, who died on 25th August, 2011, will be held at St. Margaret's Anglican Church, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Fr. Oswald Pinder, assisted by Rev. Dr. Roland Hamilton. Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
Left to cherish his memories are his Mother: Winnis Bowleg; Sister: Angela Cartwright Rolle; Brother: Burth Miller; Sons: Vincent, John and Jonathan Bowleg; Daughter: Johnelle Bowleg GloverBrother - in – law: Cpl. 1138 Peter Rolle; Sister – in – law: Iona Johnson; Son – in – law: Father Tellyson Glover; Daughters – in & ...
Funeral Service for Joseph Anthony “Sweet boy” Sweeting, 70, of Sandilands Village, will be held on Saturday December 24th, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Baptist Church, Bernard Road, Fox Hill. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. J. Carl Rahming, assisted by other ministers. Cremation will follow.
Left to cherish his memories are: his three sons: Lynden, Anthony Jr. and Clayton Sweeting; three daughters: Jacquline Johnson, Monique and Shonell Sweeting; one adopted son and care taker: Vernio Mersier; two brothers: Brenville and Godfrey Sweeting; five sisters: Audrey Knowles, Blanche Sweeting, Joycelyn Cartwright, Margaret Sweeting and Barbara Rodgers; eleven grandchildren; one ...
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
FOR the eighth consecutive year, the Providence Holiday Basketball Classic will provide an avenue for senior boys players across the country to display their skills during the festive season.
Starting Tuesday at Kendal Isaacs Gym, the tournament will allow some 23 teams to compete in four different pools through Saturday when the new champions will be crowned.
"The objective, once again, is not just to get exposure for our young men, but we will provide opportunities for them to obtain athletic scholarships," according to tournament director Kevin 'KJ' Johnson.
"We will be having a number of high school ...
Funeral service for the late John Sands, 73, of Pinewood Gardens, and formerly of Kemps Bay, Andros, who died on September 11th, 2010, will be held on Saturday, September 25th, 2010, at 11:00 a.m., at Greater Chippingham Church of God, Rosebud & Eden Streets, Chippingham. Officiating will be Bishop C. Dennis Lafrenier, assisted by Deacon Tyrone Wilson. Interment follows in Old Trail Cemetery, Abundant Life Road.
Left to cherish his memories: stepmother: Catherine Sands-Johnson; eight (8) sons: Rufus, Samuel, Fredrick, Boston, Charles, Philip, Cecil and Solomon Sands; five (5) daughters: Barbara Petty, Sheva Whymms, Pamela Sands; Magdalene Fernander and Betty St. Fleur; grandsons: Jo ...
By LAMECH JOHNSON
Funeral Service for Joanna Hepburn, 50, of Hillside Estates and formerly of Green Castle, Eleuthera who died on January 5th 2012 will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Robinson Morris Chapel AME, Ridgeland Park, West. Officiating will be Pastor Howard F. Williamson, assisted by Rev. Thelma Williamson. Interment will be made in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
She is survived by 1 daughter: Woman Police Corporal 327 Aramantha Hepburn; 2 sons: Emile and Jomas Hepburn; 7 adopted daughters: Monique Mackey, Brendera and Shanara Johnson, Sharene Kelly, Regina Hanna, Ester Daxon and Marline Louis; 2 adopted sons: T’Shon Collins and Justin Johnson; 3 sisters: Vera Mae Davis, Arabella Nix ...
Funeral service for John Gordon Sr., 86 yrs., a resident of Eneas Street off Meadow Lane & formerly of the Cove, Cat Island, who died on 28th December, 2011, wiill be held at Transfiguration Baptist Church, Market & Vesey Streets, on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Stephen E. Thompson & Rev. Dr. Garnet King, assisted by REv. Basil Johnson & Rev. Dr. C.B. Moss. Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
Left to cherish his memories are his daughters: Patricia Bowe, Nurse Eva Mae Gordon, Pandora & Eula Mae Gordon & Deborah Gordon Noncent; sons: John Jr., Franklyn, Jerry & Patrick Gordon; grandchildren: Ricardo & Gail Bowe, Ian & Tamara Cargill, Trevor & Kay Munnings, Ava Cargill, Shamone, Kenneth, shamese, Tameka & Konica Rolle, Cameron, Insa, Jerome & Kenny Gordon,Stephen & Indira Facey, Kevin & Malika Sands, Dr. Anwar Hanna, Sean & Lakesia Gordon, Antonio & Lakeisia Simmons, Ashley Noncent, Gina, Carolyn, Jermaine, James, Vashti, Alexanda, Kevin, Johnell, Demien & Jerry Gordon; great grand children: Donita & Adiron Brown, Jesse, Jamaine, Jerrinque, Nicole, Shamnise & Giovanna Gordon, Renique McKenzie, James, Jermaine & Jemia Gordon, Rikkie Bowe, Ian Cargill Jr., Tia Cargill, Kierra Dean, Samuel & Abigail Facey, Cameo, Shakeem, Sharel, Shervin, Shannon, Shawn, & Shamarco Rolle, Larry Saingilus Jr., Kevin Johnathan Sands & Jahdesha; great great grandchild: Dwight Smith; sisters & spouses: Vernice & Ephriam Nottage, Hazel Hepburn, Ruby Thurston; in-laws: Ruby Gordon, Daisy Rahming, Alphonso & Manekabelle Canter, Hanzel Rahming of Perrine, Fl, & Jerry Rolle; nieces & nephews: Cynthia & Sydney Bowe, Lilly Clarke, Rebecca Watson, Ben & Rodrick Smith, Floyd, Randy, Jerome, Deyonne & Vernon Thurston, Rochelle Forbes, Erma Jones, Beverley, Althamae, Jennifer, Carolyn, Rodney, Dereck & Racquel Hepburn, Geletha, Ruthmae, James, Trevor & Orthnel Thurston, Andrew & Sandra Rolle, Fred, Angie, Renee & Vernitta Brown, Eugene & Beverley Nairn, Charles Hepburn, Max, Elenor, Yonnie, Patricia, Neil & Pat Holbert, Phillip, Linda, Fiona, Debbie, Terry, John, Errison,& Keith Gordon, Wendal Ramsey, Freddie Major, Clarence, Dr. Elliston Rahming, Charles, Lennis, Malfreth & Retired Police Sargent Ernest Rahming, Mr. & Mrs. Lion Johnson, Jennifer Johnson, Samuel Duncombe, Esther Rahming, Geraldine & Eloise Rolle, Coralee Young, Alphonso, Berkley, Emeritta, Eunamae & Susiemae Canter, Janetta Pratt, Leonard & Kendal Rahming, Ettamae McKenzie, Eulamae Hall, Cedric, Thaddeaus, Elijah, Sidney, Pricilla & Betty Rahming, Rosetta Gibson & Ivy Rolle; numerous other relatives & friends including: Rev. Dr. Stephen Thompson & family, Rev. Dr. Garnet King & family, Rev. Dr. C.B. Moss & family, Deacon Maxwell Stubbs & family, Edna Mackey & family, Mrs. Francis Ladee & family, Alice Moncur & family, Freda Holbert & family, Mr. Oliver & family, Constance Hall, Mitch & WIllamae Bowleg & family, Janet Lundy & family, Donna Morris & family, Rosmond Cartwright & family, Louise Hanna & family, Ethlyn Arnette & family, Claudette Young & family, Leonard Young, Edna Russell, Val Johnson, Mildred Treco, Pedro Neely & family, Charlene Rahming & family, Patricia Johnson & family, Nathalie Hutchinson & family, Patricia Gilbert, Carman Jones & family, Tsia Bethel, Mel Johnson, the Armbrister, Coakley family, Raymond Bain, Dr. Elwood Donaldson, Evelyn Gibson & family, Edna Glinton & family, Ernestine Colebrooke & family, Jan Bowleg & family, Princess Brown & family, the doctors & nurses of A & E, Male Medical I & the main Operating Theatre, Ministry of Works, Bahamas Taxi Cab Union, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, the community of Eneas Lane, Bain Town, the Gaitor, Wallace, Hepburn, Moncur, Seymour, Brown, Ramsey families of Cat Island & 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 & on Saturday from 9-12:00 noon & at the church from 1:00 p.m. until service time.
Funeral service for John Vincent Bowleg, 59 yrs., a resident of Bowleg Alley off Williams Lane, who died on 25th August, 2011, will be held at St. Margaret's Anglican Church, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Fr. Oswald Pinder, assisted by Rev. Dr. Roland Hamilton. Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
Left to cherish his memories are his Mother: Winnis Bowleg; Sister: Angela Cartwright Rolle; Brother: Burth Miller; Sons: Vincent, John and Jonathan Bowleg; Daughter: Johnelle Bowleg GloverBrother - in - law: Cpl. 1138 Peter Rolle; Sister - in - law: Iona Johnson; Son - in - law: Father Tellyson Glover; Daughters - in - law: Lorraine and Zania Bowleg; Step - daughter: Shanique Lunn; Grand Children: Valencia, Angelo, Johnathan II and Jonnieah Bowleg; Uncle - in law: Lorenzo Brice; Nieces and Nephews: Angel, Andrew, B'Angelo and April Cartwright; Sandy and Anithio MillerGrand Nephew: Adam Cartwright Pedican; Cousins: Wilworth and Dora Campbell, Maxwell and Sonia Dean, Patrice and Spence Ramsey, Wellington, Sandra, Tyron and Rose Olander, Llewellyn Burgzorg, John Campbell, Joyce Rolle and their respective families; Godmothers: Estherlean Bowe and Victoria Flowers; Other Relatives and Friends: The Kemp Road Community, The St. Margarets Church Family, The New Providence S.D.A. Church family. Nat Dorsette and the Campbells of Cat Island and Abaco, Lambert Rahming and Reliable Tours Family, Rev. Carl Campbell, Fr. Sebastian Campbell, Fr. Julian Campbell, Fr. Tellison Glover, Fr. Crosley Walkine, Fr Joseph Mycklewhyte and their respective families; Stanley and Barbara Campbell, A.S.P. Ronald Campbell and family, Edwin Lightbourne and family, Agnes Saunders, Janet Walkine, Delores Knowles, Pat and Genie Gomez, Angela Pinder, Rose Huyler, Mae Ferreira and Family, Iris Finlayson and Family, and a host of other relatives and friends.
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 9:00 a.m. until service time.
By LAMECH JOHNSON
FIVE of seven men arrested during the 2011 Boxing Day junkanoo parade pleaded guilty to their charges in Magistrate's Court yesterday morning.
The seven men, ages ranging from 18-27, appeared before Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez in Court One, Bank Lane, on charges including unlawfully carrying arms, possession of dangerous drugs, throwing missiles and disorderly behaviour.
However, when taken before the courts, only Presley Bullard, 19, Derron McIntosh, 25, Freggy Faustin, 24, Friztnel Desier 24, and Jerry Louise Reese, 27 pleaded guilty to their respective charges.
Bullard, the first defendant arraigned before Chief Magistrate Gomez pleaded guilty ...
Funeral sevice for Jeffery Byron Rolle, 50, of Poinciana Ave. & 4th Street the Grove, who died on 7th February, 2012, will be held at First Baptist Church, Market Street, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Earle Francis, assisted by Rev. Diane Francis. Interment follows in Old Trail Cemetery, Old Trail Road.
Cherished memories will forever linger in the hearts of his; Mother; Florida Rolle; Sisters; Phyllis and Adriane Rolle; Adopted sisters; Sandra Johnson(Victor) and Joan Laing (Creswell); Brothers; Dereck, Dewey (Melverne), Bursil (Theresa), Dino (Aleta) Rolle; Nieces; Raquel, Lachrissy, Tamara, Shakera, Dushannva, Phelicia, Hadassa, Crystal, Jansanovia, Samantha S, Dinae, ...
The funeral service for Jennie Johnson-Williams, 80, of Johnson Road, Fox Hill and formerly of Crossing Rock, Abaco, will be held at 11am on Saturday, January 8, at the Church of God in Bernard Road.
Officiating will be Rev Julia Bain, assisted by Ministers of the Gospel. Interment will be held at Fox Hill Cemetery in Fox Hill Road.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Israel Williams; four daughters: Claudia Johnson of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Charlotte Newchurch, and Gertrude and Naomi Johnson; one sister, Louise Saunders; one aunt, Mureal Russell; one son-in-law, Nathan Newchurch; three step-daughters: Gloria Russell, Betty McKinney and Deaconess Carolyn Bain; six step-sons: Elder David Willi ...
Four years ago, Taureano Johnson was at the height of his amateur boxing career. At 24, he had just completed representing his country in quality fashion at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
However, a promising career would stall just two years later, with Johnson campaigning as a professional. In Beijing, Johnson did not win a medal, but he ended up being ranked the No. 5 amateur welterweight in the world. Johnson had made a nation proud. He was fabulous in the three bouts he engaged in. He totally outclassed Grenadian Rolande Moses in his first round match to advance for a meeting with the tough Olexandr Stretskyy of the Ukraine.
In this bout he was at this best. My view is that he was never better before and certainly not since. Stretskyy was tough and game, but the Bahamian had too much going for him. The result was never in doubt and Johnson moved on to the next round against Chinese national hero Hanati Silamu.
With the mighty hometown element in his favor, the tough Silamu got the points win, but in losing the decision, Johnson impressed the boxing world. His market value was solid. He had a number of options. He was approached by a number of professional-interest individuals.
There was though, the one very good option that I spoke to him about after his bout with Silamu. On the bus going back to the Olympic Village, I pointed out to the Bahamian sports elite that the offers for him to turn pro would come, but he had the great choice also of remaining an amateur.
That way, he would most likely retain his government subvention for the rest of his amateur career, enjoy traveling around the world, competing and representing the land of his birth. Also, the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) had made a decision to begin tournaments that would offer good purses for the top performers.
The first of these was scheduled for the Soviet Union in 2009. Most emphatically, I told the young boxer that as an amateur, all his expenses were paid but as a pro, he would have to assume full responsibility for his camp, airline tickets, training and medical costs, etc. He shook his head, in apparent awareness of the position he was in. As an amateur, his reputation was sky-high. As a professional, he would be starting all over again because he did not have a medal to boost his initial professional market rate.
Well, he opted to turn professional. He's has gone through management difficulties and his career stalled in 2010. He did not fight for a year and a half. He finally now seems to have picked up his career again. He won a fight in January to push his record to 5-0. However, Johnson is 28. The window of success is closing, rather rapidly.
I've painted this picture because Johnson has been a truly marvelous sports ambassador for his country. Perhaps, he will still hit a positive stretch that will take him into regional and then world title prominence. Then again, perhaps he would have been better off, staying on in the amateur ranks as one of the very best welterweights in the world. Athletes are thus advised always to seek to make the best choices for the future as competitors.
Best wishes to Taureano, but one has to wonder about what other high-level performances he might have had during the past four years if he had decided to maintain his amateur status.
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By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT - Although Coletor Johnson was acquitted of murder, her co-accused Glinton Louis was found guilty of manslaughter on Thursday in the Supreme Court.
The jury returned around 7pm on Thursday with the verdict. They found Louis, 32, not guilty of murder by a vote 12-0, but instead found him guilty of manslaughter by a vote of 8-4.
Johnson and Louis were on trial for the murder of Markinson Justin. They were accused of driving a gold-coloured Buick Century when it struck and killed Justin on July 12, 2011 at Explorer's Way.
The case opened on Tuesday. Senior Justice Hartman Longley directed the jury on Wedne ...
The director general at the Ministry of Tourism is answering the call of Jamaican officials seeking unity against the "discriminatory" Air Passenger Duty (APD).
APD, levied on passengers coming from the UK to the Caribbean, has once again entered the spotlight after Edmund Bartlett, the Minister of Tourism in Jamaica, charged all tourism interests in the region to rally together at the United Nations World Tourism Organization's general assembly in South Korea.
"It is important for us to speak with one voice on this urgent matter and to collaborate with our colleagues so as to resolve this dilemma," Bartlett told the audience.
David Johnson, the Director General of the Ministry of Tourism, said The Bahamas "supports their position and endorses their position".
"The entire Caribbean continues to be discriminated [against] by this tax," he told Guardian Business.
"Bartlett's comment comes at a time when Caribbean leaders have been victims of a significant cut back in airlift by carriers. British Airways, for example, has reduced their capacity into the Caribbean as a result of slackening demand from this tax."
First introduced by the British government in 1994, the APD has continued to rise in both 2009 and 2010.
While there may be certain environmental reasons behind the tax, Johnson contends APD is unfair and counter-productive to tourism interests.
He added that the distance between the UK and The Bahamas is no longer than many destinations in the U.S.
The matter, he said, is currently being reviewed by the government in The Bahamas, and like Bartlett in Jamaica, he urged other governments to heighten the focus on this issue.
At the conference in South Korea, Bartlett estimated that today it costs a family of four travelling economy class an additional $478 to fly to the Caribbean.
In tight economic times, that may be the only excuse a family needs to look elsewhere for a holiday.
Johnson explained that tourism from the UK represents a comparatively low portion of business for The Bahamas. Other Caribbean nations, he said, truly depend on this market. However, comprising about 5 percent of all tourists coming to The Bahamas, this figure is significant enough that it must be protected.
"The fact of the matter is, we don't want to lose that 5 percent," he added.
"We can't afford to lose 1 percent. We are also seeking to grow this market and we'll fight any encroachment on the strength of our business."
He pointed out that UK tourists tend to stay much longer than American visitors, so that 5 percent figure should be considered more significant in terms of the country's importance to the economy.
During his speech, Bartlett mentioned the debate concerning APD is now facing "growing opposition" in the UK Parliament as more increases to the tax are being considered.
He believes it's "critical" for the Caribbean to make their voices heard during this important time, as further increases could have a "grave impact" on industry.
The Bahamas should be getting at least 60 percent of the royalties earned from oil exploration, according to business analyst Wayne Johnson.
Johnson, president of Watch Bahamas, a group focused on preserving natural resources, believes that any oil exploration taking place in The Bahamas could bring tremendous benefits to the economy. He said that it's an industry potentially worth billions of dollars.
Johnson suggested that the government establish a national oil and gas company. The company would act as a bargaining agent to ensure The Bahamas receives the maximum benefit from oil exploration.
"The national oil and gas company should be able to negotiate royalties, dividends and payouts to the Bahamian people at large, in addition to investors who are looking to get a return on their monies. The government will actually own the oil as a result," he shared.
"Every Bahamian should get shares in the company. Bahamians should get a royalty and dividends income based on our natural resources. We believe that oil exploration that takes place in The Bahamas could present huge opportunities for the government in terms of reducing our national debt."
Johnson pointed out how oil exploration should also present opportunities for job creation and industry ownership.
"If oil is discovered, it would bring tremendous benefits to The Bahamas. In addition to job creation, Bahamians will be able to own the oil and natural gas industry. We need to lose our dependency on foreign oil by creating industries like manufacturing plastics and biodegradable diesel production. We believe that the potential of oil could be worth billions of dollars," he noted.
"The government should have a national oil and gas company that would be the bargaining agent with the Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) in terms of oil exploration and how it is divided up."
Late last year, BPC executives said a "typical revenue split" would be $20 billion in Bahamian royalties, $20 billion to the company and shareholders, and $40 billion in development and operating costs over a decade or more of production.
That split assumes a commercial oil find of $80 billion, although BPC is keen to point out that the numbers are based on estimates that could change as a result of exploration drilling.
At the end of the day, Johnson insisted that the country must benefit more than private entities.
"Then the funds can be used to fund education, sports, healthcare, new technology, manufacturing and new renewable energy systems that would help our country to reduce our expenditure. This would put us in a position where we can eliminate all of our debt," he added.
Funeral service for Joseph John Tynes, 39, and a resident of Fire Trail Road will be held 11.00a.m. Saturday, October 30th 2010 at St Joseph' Catholic Church, Boyd Road. Officiating: Rev. Fr Martin Gomes, SS.CC. Interment will be made in the Church, Cemetery, Boyd Road.
Cherished memories are his mother Ms Barbara Tynes, 2 children Tyreik and Nyla Tynes, 2 sisters Rose Tynes-Johnson and Agnes Tynes-Stubbs, 2 brothers Paul & Patrick Tynes, 3 Aunts Ruby Murdoch-Hill, Jacqueline Pitman and Ruby Ferguson, 4 nieces Darice Hanna, Brittani Johnson, Alphese Stubbs, Shetara Bain, 3 nephews Terron Campbell, Calvin, Nikolas Tynes, 1 sister in law Monique Tynes, Godmothers Carnetta ...
Funeral Service for Janice Andrea Ferguson, 40, Resident of Ivy K. Close, Off McKinney Drive, will be held on Saturday, January 14th 2012, at 11am, at Blue Hill Gospel Chapel, Blue Hill Road, Officiating will be Pastor Ron Shearer, assisted by other ministers of the gospel, Cremation will Follow.
Her memories will forever live in the hearts of her daughter, Eugenia Janae, grandson, Jovon Woodside, mother, Sheva Johnson, stepfather, Lionel Johnson, (6) six sisters, Diana Johnson, Princess Jones, Anna Ferguson-Pierre, Arnette, Kara & Chantell Ferguson, (4) four brothers, Pastor Eric Dawkins of Cosesco Mississippi, Andrew, Edward & Prince Ferguson Jr., sister-in-law, Pauline Dawkins Of Co ...
Kevin Johnson knows a lot about sprinting. He happens to be arguably the greatest high school track star in the country’s history.
As a 16-year-old star at Attucks High in Miami, Florida, he ran 9.6 for the 100-yards dash. The Florida newspapers raved about the amazing Bahamian sprinter.
He returned home while still at Attucks and outclassed the veteran Tom Grant in a highly anticipated 200 meters (m) encounter. It was the feature event of the day at the St. Augustine’s College track.
The gun sounded and they were off. There was Grant, who is known also as Berutti (after the Italian speedster Livio Berutti who ran with dark prescription glasses), and ‘The Bird’ ...
Funeral service for Deacon Joel Moss, 93 yrs., a resident of Sisal Road, Golden Gates #1 & formerly of Lovely Bay, Acklins, who died on 30th December, 2012, will be held at Hillside Missionary Baptist Church, Independence Drive, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Lockwood Deleveaux, assisted by Other Ministers of the Gospel. Interment follows in Old TRail Cemetery, Old Trail Road.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife: Leah Moss, his children: Lawerence (Jacquline) Ashe, Joanne (Rodney) Johnson, Marva Huff of Miami Fla;, Marie (Diah) Weir and Ruth Moss. Adopted daughter: Hannah Johnson of South Hill Andros; brothers: Rueben, Bruce and Walter Knowles. Grandchildren: Wayde, Deon, Lawerence Lavelle and Jacquena Ashe, Ronette Lopez of Cutler Bay Fla; Thellanise (Abner) Charlot, Joanne (Owen) Brown, Tamica (Garnett) Deveaux, Kjuana (Charon) Thompson, Rodney Johnson Jr., Elena Huff and Christopher Thompson of Miami Fla; Deborah, Perry Enid, Luther, Travolta, Maxine and Keyshawn Moss, Ken (Berlinda) Bonaby and Natasha (Berkley) Canter. Thirty-eight great-grandchildren, ten great-great grandchildren, Aunt: Aruda Moss; Sisters-in-law: Emerline Moss, Dotlean and Gertrude Rodgers, Catherine Knowles and Evelyn Hepburn of Clearwater Fla. Numerous nieces and nephews, relatives and friends including: Rev. Dr. Lockwood Deleveaux and the entire Hillside Missionary Baptist Church Family, The Henderson, Knowles, Ferguson and Moss families, Helen Johnson & family, Minerva Edwards & family, Clifton Wells & family, Zella and Aaron Sands & family, Mrs. McKenzie & family, Mr. Alfred McKenzie & family, Minister Asa Moss & family, Berchnal Moss & family, the entire Rodgers family, the Freetown Lane, Lovely Bay, Acklins and the entire Golden Gates #1 Communities. Special thanks to Dr. Michael Gerrassimos, Dr. Rento Gorospe, Dr. Lloyd, Dr. Smith & Dr.Seville and the nurses and staff of Princess Margaret Hospital, Male Medical 1 and Mrs. Kayla Ingraham and a host of other relatives and friends 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 & on Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.
Leevan Sands has become a Bahamian icon. When the name 'Superman' is echoed, the triple jumper out of the south immediately comes to mind to many local track and field fans.
Bahamians have excelled in triple jump over the years. In 1992, Frank Rutherford scored the first Olympic track and field medal for the country, a bronze in the triple jump. Some 20 years later the country's national track and field team heads to London, England where Sands hopes to send a message to the world.
Entering London with a personal best of 17.59m, Sands has been the master of the triple in The Bahamas for the better part of the last decade.
In 2008 at the Beijing Olympic Games, Sands brought home the bronze, but believes this year is the year of the 'pop'.
"I have jumped well all year," Sands said in an interview. "And I am going into London with that thought in mind."
Sands has competed for The Bahamas at the Commonwealth Games and CAC Games bringing home bronze medals.
The history for The Bahamas in the triple jump goes further back than Spain, however. It goes all the way back to 1967 with Timmy Barrett and Michael Johnson, who participated in the Pan American Games for The Bahamas, finishing 9th and 10th. Johnson, who jumped 15.02m, went on to Mankato State University, and Timmy Barrett is now the Bahamian physician who leaped 14.40m.
In 1970, both Obed Gardiner and Don Miller competed in the Commonwealth Games. With jumps of 14.97m and 14.52m respectively, both men finished in the top 10 at the meet. Gardiner and Miller went on to school at Southern Illinois University. Miller is the brother of Leslie Miller, former Bahamian 400m runner.
Leevan Sands has become an exceptional triple jumper and from all indications, he is aware that he stands on the shoulders of men who have laid a great foundation for his success. At this year's Olympic trials, Sands was one of the few senior athletes who was healthy enough to compete. Winning the triple jump and qualifying for London, Sands said he hopes to never get to the place where his people are unable to see him compete.
The eyes of all Bahamians will be watching the jumps in London: Raymond Higgs in the long jump, Trevor Barry and Donald Thomas in the high jump, and Superman in the triple.
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A flurry of sailing activity, spearheaded by Eleazor "The Sailing Barber" Johnson and the Bahamas Sloop Association, is set for February 18 in the Montagu foreshore.
Junior sailors in the Bahamas Sailing Association (BSA) will be on parade with the "big boys", showing off their sailing skills. These are children from the ages of eight to 15 who come from a variety of social backgrounds with just one thing in mind - sailing.
"The youngsters will be racing around a very short but fun course close to the Montagu Beach shore," said sailing coach Robert Dunkley.
"The event promises to be interesting and fun for spectators to view and helps bring awareness to the fact ...
Last rites for JENNIE LUCILLE JOHNSON AGE 70 of Yellow Elder Gardens and formerly of Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera will be held on Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mark's Methodist Church, Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera. Officiating will Pastor Frederick Kelly assisted by Rev. Kenya Novell, Rev. Henry White and Rev. Eric Johnson. Interment in Big Bay Cemetery, Hatchet Bay,
She is survived her faithful and devoted husband: Stephen Johnson; Daughter: Jody Johnson; Grandchildren: Roshada Johnson, Rashad Duram, Charlton Saunders Jr., Addassah Johnson; Great Granddaughter: Rashon Johnson; Brothers and their Wives: Rev. Leon W. Johnson and Venera and Rev. Eric Johnson and Cheryl; Sister and her husband Mavis Flower and Lucien; Sister-in-law; Zonivia Johnson; Nephews: Don and Ellen, Franco and Kim, Winslow and Diana; Nieces: Erica Johnson Adderley, Daphne and Ellinston Smith, Sheinka, Meoshi Jackson, Luvette Lime, Jacintha, Deandra Fowler; Brothers-in-law: Calsey Johnson and Dulcena, Adderley and Leah Johnson and their family; Grand Nieces and Nephews; Grand Nieces and Nephews-in-law; and a host of other relatives and friends including Catherine Farrington, Wyatt and the family of the late Michael Farrington of Riviera Beach, Mable Stubbs and Family, The Family of the Late Curtis Johnson, The Family of the Late Ivy(Missie) Johnson, The Family of the late Bertie Johnson, The Family of the late Mervin Johnson, The Family of the late Cladwell Farrington, The Family of the late Ena Davis,(Grand Aunt), Rhoda McQueen and Family, Cynthia Davis of Miami Fla., Florence Bridgewater and Family, Florence Scavella and Family, The Family of the late Robert and Eula Pinder, Linda Ferguson and Family, the family of the late George and Gladys Johnson; Other relatives and friends including Harvest Time Tabernacle, St. Stephen Baptist Church, The Pastor and members of Epiphany Methodist Church New Providence, St Marks Methodist Church and th entire Community of Hatchet Bay and surrounding settlements of Eleuthera.
The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary, Robinson Road and Fifth Street on Thursday, from 2:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. and at the church in Eleuthera on Friday 6:00 P.M. until service time on Saturday.
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Funeral service for Mr. James Frederick Strachan, 65 yrs., a resident of Victoria Gardens, who died on 16th April, 2012, will be held at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Cathedral, West Street, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Father Glen C. Nixon. Interment follows in Western Cemetery, Nassau Street.
Left to cherish his memory, are his two daughters Mrs. Marcie McPhee and Mrs. Carlene Jane Parnther of Georgia; Sons-in law:Apostle Sterling McPhee and Neal Parnther; Grand Children: Shalom, Chairo, and Charis McPhee, Kayla and Jordon Parnther of Georgia; Sisters: Mrs. Lorraine Hepburn, Mrs.Gertrude Rolle-Wilson & Ms. Maria Strachan; Brothers: Solomon, Kevin & Anthony Strachan; Aunt: Mrs.Delores Johnson; Nieces: Therese Hepburn, Lynette Hepburn, Sophia Rolle, Mrs. Lisa Turnquest (Lionel) of Freeport, Patrell Hepburn- Sullivan (Michael) and Anthonique Strachan. Nephews: Gregory Fernander, Anthony Rolle, Elrod Hepburn Sr. (Ginger), Anwar Rolle (Patrice), Michael Strachan, Lamont Strachan, Alcott Wilson Jr., Anthony Strachan Jr., Kristen Strachan; Grand Nephews & Nieces: Kenton Taylor, Kristen Hepburn, Eirich Walker, Elrod Hepburn Jr., Tristen Strachan, Bravente, Antonio, Deangelo, Travier, and Anthony (T.J.) Rolle, Kaden Taylor, Armani and London Rolle of New York, Kayneshia and Gia Hepburn and Sanaa Gardiner; Brothers-in-law: Alcott Wilson and Jay Koment; Cousins: Mrs. Mary Armbrister & Family, Ms. Grace Kemp, Bertram Kemp & Family, P. Anthony White and Family, Carolia John of Virginia & Family, Mrs. Jane Petronia (Pet) Johnson and Family, Mrs. Brenda Banks (Ron) and Family, Mrs. Gloria Johnson (Charles) & Family, Ms. Sharon Johnson of Abaco & Family, Mr. George Johnson (Mini) of Abaco & Family, Edward Johnson & Family, Mrs. Andrea Adderley & Family, Barbara Johnson, Ernestine, Phillip and Vernett Bethel, Mrs. Geneva Bethel-Johnson, Betty, Peter, Michael, Cyprian, John, Audley Jr., Clement, Chris, Theresa and Margaret Kemp & the entire Kemp Family, Mr. & Mrs. Agatha Rodgers & Family, Mrs. Rose Ferguson, Mrs. Cecilia Cooper, Mrs. Miriam Johnson of New Jersey and Family, Mrs. Frances Rex (God sister) & Family of New Jersey, Linda, Teddy and Eddie Thompson, Carl Armbrister of Florida and Family, Mrs. Helen Giles (Anthony) of Florida, Wendy, Donna, Daphne, Benjamin, Robert (Bobbie), Kelly (Anita) of Virginia, Dr. Adair Johnson of Georgia and Family, John, Ernest, Dennis, Andrew, Rose, Susan Gilbert and the entire Gilbert Family of Ross Corner, Sharon, Agatha (ZeZe) Alfred, Tony, Paul & Dwight Smith & their Families, Kenneth Herious Jr. & Family, Fredrick Clarke Jr. and Family, Mrs. Crystal Strachan & Family, Douglas Wilkinson of New York, Family of the late James (Jim) Russell; Special Family & Friends: Lillis Strachan, Barbara Harvey, Mary Clarke, Sir Orville Turnquest & Family, Michelle Knowles, Kippling Armbrister of Abaco, Jennie Taylor, Basil Cleare, Wendell (Blake) Deveaux, Alvin Paul, James Rahming, Wellington McPhee, former co-workers of B.E.C. Frankie Gibson of New Jersey, Pedro Gibson & Family, Edward Gibson, Henry Goodman of the U.S.A., formerly of Deep Creek, Eleuthera, Terrence (Friday), Management & Staff of MedDentCo Health Center, The McMillan Family, Family of the late Patrick Adderley, Leona Miller (nee Huyler), Mrs. Dorie Bowleg (nee Smith) The Smith & Coakley Families formerly of Lewis Street, Michael Darville, Thaddeus Strachan, Ivan and Rosie Reckley of Freeport, Jackie and Terry Adderley, and many other family and friends too numerous to mention. Special Thanks: Mrs. Kimrice Miller/Social Services Department, Abaco, Fr. Glen Nixon, Mr. Francis Richardson, The Print Shop, Demeritte's Funeral Home, Ms. Althea Neilly.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Streer, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.
After suffering a difficult 2011, J.S. Johnson's consolidated net income declined once again, this time by 42.49 percent in the first quarter compared to the same period last year.
Falling from $2.61 million to $1.506 million, consolidated net income fell partly due to a declining revenues stemming from a rough economy.
"The business is not making as much commission as last year, as a result of tough economic times. Insurance is often a business that suffers," said Jamaal Stubbs, senior analyst at CFAL.
"Insurance is called a valued expense, but it is often undervalued. When you trying to make ends meet, sometimes it gets cut."
Although premium income remained steady, net commissions and fees fell 28 percent in the first quarter, according to the BISX-listed company's report.
"Net claims incurred is trending back to normalcy and is down by 59 percent. This was partly offset by an increase in net unrealized losses on investments in securities; however, total expenses were down by 7 percent, a step in the right direction," the report added.
The "normalcy" in claims was returned, management said, chiefly due to last year's unusual high claims from Hurricane Irene and major fires.
The company said "good news" could be found in that all major classes of business recorded underwriting profits in the first quarter.
J.S. Johnson expressed hope the second quarter would yield better results, and that the BISX-listed firm can still achieve budge projections for the year.
Total assets as of March fell by nearly $9 million, spurred by declines in reinsurance recoveries and reinsurance premiums. Liabilities shrunk by 17.45 percent to $42.97 million.
Despite recent difficulties, J.S. Johnson is known for high dividend yields.
The BISX-listed firm is paying 313 basis points above the current market average. J.S. Johnson managed to maintain 2011 dividend levels despite recording a 25 percent net income drop that year. Its experience last year was not abnormal. Hurricane Irene caused widespread losses across the sector.
An almost $1.7 million increase in net claims accounted for J.S. Johnson's $2.4 million net income drop.
Also of note for the company is the retirement of Marvin V. Bethell, the long-standing managing director. He will remain on the board of directors.
By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
DAMIEN Gomez, the PLP's Central and South Eleuthera candidate, believes his opponent Howard Johnson is "missing the point" about his ineligibility to run for Eleuthera on the FNM's ticket.
Yesterday, Mr Gomez responded to both Mr Johnson's and Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham's recent dismissal of claims that Mr Johnson did not meet the criteria to run as a political candidate for the current seat held by the Progressive Liberal Party.
Last Saturday at the Rock Sound International Airport, after greeting party supporters, Mr Johnson, who is on sabbatical from studies in Florida, spoke to the press about his ...