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Funeral Service for Jerome Benjamin Major, O.B.E., age 78 years, of Windy Castle, Winton Heights, formerly of Roses, Long Island, will be held on Friday December 2nd, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew's Anglican Church, Shirley and Church Streets. Officiating will be Father Crosley Walkine, assisted by Deacon Lynden Douglas. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church Cemetery, East Shirley Street.
Left to cherish his memories are; his loving wife of 51 years: Avis Major; his adopted children: Horace, Tony, Tasha and Yogi; one brother: Lorenzo Major; one sister: Ella Major; six grand children: Maya, Justin, Brittany, Aliya, little Yogi and Andrew Miller; eight sisters-in-law: Evelyn D'Aguilar, Heather Rahim of New York, Phyllis Shakes of Baltimore, Maryland, Shirley Francis, Sadie Miller, Rose Miller of Miramar, Florida and Sally Shakes of London, England and Corrie Major of New York; four brothers-in-law: Adrian D'Aguilar, Easton Miller of Jamaica, Zai Rahim of New York and Joseph Francis of Miramar, Florida; three daughters-in-law: Schevon, Karen and Tanya; nephews and nieces: Tasha and Kevin Dorsett, Lola and Eddie Rogers, Racquel and Christopher Patterson, Tara and Omar Rahim, Oliver and Lamar Miller, Rudy Francis, Michelle and Bill Jeffreys, Carol Dyer, Troy and Nicholas Rogers, Maureen Shakes, Gloria Berchell, David and Margie Major, Reuben Major, Sandra R. Major, Joyce Johnson, Sarah and Douglas Ausberry, Jackie and Enrique Sewer, Courtney Major, Douglas Major, Doris McCray, Cecil, Charles and Phillip Major, Princess Major, Elizabeth McDonald, Eriamae Saunders, Annemarie Archer and Reitha Curtis, Sandra Major, Paulette and Stephen Humes, Karen and Michael Belfield, Lauren and Bill Higgs, Mark Miller and Rodney Lionel Dean and family; other family and friends including: The Rt. Hon. Hubert Alexander Ingraham and Mrs. Ingraham, Rt. Hon. Frank Watson, Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie and Mrs. Christie, Manfred and Mae Ginter and family, Gaynell Bullard, Hycianth Nicolls, Thelma Fernander, Bob and Angela Carroll, Ian Mitchell, J.M. and Laverne Pinder, Arlene Ritchie, Harvey and Betsy Morrison, Velma Cartwright, Fairy Kraft, Kirklyn Marche, Dr. Patricia Rogers and Emily Rogers, Dr. Quentin and Mrs. Richmond, David Burrows and family, Carlton and Carla Seymour and family, Nigel Bethel and family, Jerome Young and family, Andrew Rogers and family, the staff of Centerville Food Market, Grace, Vanessa, Freddy, Ace, Charmaine, Bendy, Kenny, Toya, Jackie, Samson and Annalee; Food Delite staff: Anne, Rosie, Sista, Shorty and especially Maria, Jeffrey Beneby and family, Rosemary Beneby and family, the management and staff of Beneby & Company, Chartered Accountants, the management and staff of Harry B. Sands Law firm, Raymond Rogers and family, Robert Pritchard and family, Caleb Hepburn and family, Karen Archer and family, Robert d'Albenas and family, Glen Pritchard and family, Phillip Lightbourne, Tracy and Sidney Godet,
Mike Cartwright and family, Gussie Turnquest and family, Walter Wells and family, Pat Treco and family, Trevor Kelly and family, Rupert Roberts, Camille and Damien Gomez, the American Embassy, Ship Liaison Office and the Coast Guard Division, the management and staff of d'Albenas Agency, the management and staff of Bahamas Food Services, the management and staff of Bahamas Wholesale Agency, the management and staff of Lowes Wholesale, the management and staff of Lightbourne Trading, the management and staff of Thompson Trading, the management and staff of Phil's Food Store, the management and staff of Caribbean Bottling Co, the management and staff of Jamaica Bahama, the management and staff of Nassau Diary, the management and staff of Kelly's Home Centre, the management and staff of Kingston Miami, the management and staff of Ocho Rios Miami, the management and staff of Palmdale Service Station, the management and staff of Hardings' Lock Smith, the management and staff of Nassau Pest Control, the management and staff of The Nassau Guardian, the management and staff of The Tribune, the management and staff of The Punch, the management and staff of Nassau Underwriters, the management and staff of Bahamas First, the management and staff of R.H. Curry, the management and staff of United Shipping Company, the management and staff of Wendell Jones & the Love 97 Media family, the management and staff of Bonaventure Lab, the management and staff of The Amoury Company, the management and staff of Battery and Tyre, the management and staff of Paradise Bottling, the management and staff of Aquapure, the management and staff of M & E Limited, the management and staff of First Caribbean International Bank, Palmdale and Shirley Street branches, the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba, Gurney Pinder of Spanish Wells, Terry Bain and the winter residents of Farmers and the Exuma Cays, the management and staff of Nassau Paper Company, Vaughn Higgs, Paul Major and family, Dwayne Adderley and family, William Mortimer, Harry Bowleg, Jeff Lloyd, Sammy Taylor, Brendon Watson and Agatha Watson, Tom Watson, Douglas Turnquest and family, Michael Turnquest, Nisha Miller, Gary Sands and family, Retired Chief Superintendant Steven Seymour, Sergeant Terrance Moxey and family, Sergeant Franklyn Ferguson, Inspector Dencil Barr, the Dean family, the Darville family, the Major family, the Mortimer family, the Long Island Association and others too numerous to mention.
Special thanks to Doctors: Dr. I. Francis of the Heart Centre, Dr. Darville at ICU, Doctors Hospital and all the nursing staff of the ICU at Doctors Hospital. Especially, Nurse Shobhana Nair and special thanks to: Sandra Major, Mr. and Mrs Fred Ginter, Gaynell Bullard, Thelma Fernander, Camille and Damien Gomez, Nisha Major, Maria Solomon , Carlton Seymour, Trevor Kelly, Jerome Young and all who played an integral part in our hour of bereavement. Many thanks to those who have travelled from abroad.
Friends may pay their last respects at Butlers' Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Ernest and York Streets on Thursday December 1st, 2011, from 10:00 a.m until 4:30 p.m. and at the church on Friday December 2nd, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. until service time.
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 ...
Funeral service for Janeth Patricia Cornish age 57 years a resident of St Andrews Beach Estates will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 26th 2011 at Zion Baptist Church, Shirley Street. Officiating will be Rev T.G.Morrison assisted by Rev Anthony Sampson other Associate Ministers Deacons and Evangelist. Interment will be made in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, John F Kennedy Drive.
Left to never to forget her legacy are her: mother: Kathleen Pratt; children: Tonya and Terrell Cornish; five grandchildren: Synteshe, Tannakko, Tanazia, and Byzantine Butterfield Cornish, and Tiana Ingraham; one daughter-in- law: Bridgeanne Cornish; eight brothers: John, Clinton, Anthony, Ricardo, Shayne and Josey Williams, Tony Curtis and Levan Cox; six sisters: Jelita, Dellarese and Nikara Williams, Bridgette Rolle, Loretta Moore and Sharon Wilchcombe; one sister-in law: Dianne Williams; one brother-in-law: John Rolle; two aunts: Sister Mary Benedict Pratt and Carrimae Pratt; two uncles: Ancel and Vincent Pratt; nieces: Shanita, Shandira, and Nacoyas Williams, Phillia Forbes, Monalisa Wright, Sharlenes Johnson and Akeila Armbrister; nephews: Jeron ,Jevon, John Jr. and Quincy Williams, Keyo Kemp, Prince Young, Marvin Wood, Jayde, Daeron and Jarvis Rolle, Lavardo Bethel and Timothy Clarke; four grandnieces and three grandnephews; other family and friends including: Rudolph Cornish, Elaine Williams, Commissioner Ellison and Kim Greenslade, Godfrey and Sonia Bowe & family, Myrtle Lafleur & family, Brandon Colebrooke & family, Clyde Pratt & family, The Cornish, Wright, Rolle, Newry, Stubbs, Rahming and Charlton Families, The Farquarson, Morley, Gibson, Knowles, Major, Gaitor, Brown, Ferguson & Smith Families, Seeta Seepersaud, Lisa Young, Wanda Knowles, Sheila Culmer, Nicola Jones, Ricardo and Shamone Williams, Gregory Armbrister, St. Cecelia's, St, Thomas More and Our Lady's School Families, and many more 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 9:00 a.m. to service time
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 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 LAMECH JOHNSON
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 ...
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 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 the late Jacquelyn Shirla Culmer affectionately called "Jackie" age 49 years of Millennium Gardens and formerly of Arthur's Town, Cat Island will be held on Sunday April 29th, 2012 at 2:00pm at Christ the King Parish Church, Ridgeland Park, West. Officiating will be Rev. Canon Curtis Robinson assisted by Archdeacon Ranfurly Brown, Father Sebastian Campbell and Father Bradley Miller. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
Her memories will forever linger in the hearts of her children: Lithera, Mrs. Floydena Rolle, Jermaine; son-in-law: Deangelo Rolle; Adopted Mother: Martha Sands; Fiancé: ASP Gregory Johnson; Three Grandchildren: Denielle, Kaymark Jr., and Deangelo Jr. Brothers: Kenton Thurston, Russell Franks Richard, Dr. Kirtland Dr. Leslie, Addison, R.H. Jr., Sandford, Winston Sr. Kendal, George, Vincent, Stuart, Eardley, Edwin, Raymond and Llewelyn; Sisters: Mrs. Velma Johnson Mrs. Grace Russell, Ann, Jan, Vernell, Patricia, Pauline, Adina, Edwina, Mavis, Ethlyn, and Ingrid; sister-in-law: Patricia, Rachel, Beverley, Iris, Mary, Sylvia, Evalyn, Karen, Mona, Bonaventure, Darlene, Coralese; brothers-in-law: Michael, Alvin; Nieces and Nephews: Kenrico, Kendreka, Alvin Jr., Christopher, Aydan, Rickend, Ashtin, Lauren, Gabrielle, Kenton Jr., Eric, Trevor, Winston Jr., Monique, Dr. Dawn, Dennis, Denise Culmer, Denise Hafidh, Desiree, Tamika, Lynell, Sarah, Janet, Angela, Adina, Dr. Rusanne, Nicole, Lisa, Cheryl, Monique, Dr. Dawn, Cara, Ebony, Sanique, Anishka, Que, Janur, Gill, Rhumer, Jhanell, Christi, Aioki, Hedda, Lisa, Arlene, Ellen, Gigi, Brittney, Nadia, Antonia, Courtney, Leslie, Donielle, Kristianne, Vaughn, Quentin, Ken, James, Raymond, Jason, Jabbah, Kevin, Kirtland II, Andrew, Jules, Allison, Kyle, Christophe, Dwan, Alejandro, Ray Jr., Jackson, Croix, Cruz, H. Campbell III, Robin, Troy, LaRon, Rashad, Brian, Mark; nieces in-laws: Janea, Marrissa; Three Grandnieces: Kenece, Kenria, and Shamare. One Grandnephew: Blake; Aunts and Uncles: Elijah, James, Cleophas, Emily, Sheba, Albena, and Roselda Moxey, Jack Franks; aunt and uncle-in-laws: Leah, Maeoni, Shari, and Allworth; Cousins: Paul, Cozetta, Vincent, Kemuel, Lyndon, Patrice, Georgina, Rose, Richard, Hubert, Michael, Daphane, Donna, Brian, Prescott, Melainie, Ian, Melverne, Sandra, Morlan, Nigel, Mandell, Alcindor, Alphanette, Sherry, Nolan, Kingsley, Hugo, Tanya, Sharlene, Marvin, Stanley, Tara, Carla, Hazel, Michael, Christa, Terrance, Cloyd, Pearl, Sherdon, Anya, Anton, Ramon, Roland, Earl, Cheryl, Daria, James, Raquel, Kenya, Jamaal, Jerome, Jeremy, Jaleel, Jammie, Dario, George, Zona, Sidney, Edna, Fritz, Augusta, Claudia, Clarri, Betty, Carmen, Jose, John, Cleophas, Rhoda, Suzanne Numerous Relatives and Friends including: George Thurston, Cannon Robinson, Father Eldon, Father I. Ranfurly Brown, Father S. Sebastion Campbell, The members of Christ the King Anglican Church, Derek Edgecombe, Debbie Edgecombe, Carla and Roy Johnson of Atlanta, Georgia, Patricia, The Hon. Dr. Bernard Nottage, Vicky, Julie, Enadell Lundy and family, Floyd Walker, The Hon. Tommy Turnquest, Michelle, DaRhen, Michelle Ifill, Lisa, Tamali, Dencil Lewis, The Sands Family, The Eneas Family, Garnelle Gregory, Liz McKenzie and Family, Beverly Maura, Suline Smith, Mr. Basil Dean and Family, The Department of Meteorology Family, Joyce and Andrea and Family, Maxine Young and Family, Marie, The Campbell Family, Francine Rahming and Family, The Staff of Female Medical II and the Dialysis Department, The Straw Market Family, and the entire community of Arthur's Town, Cat Island and other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.Viewing will be held in the Celestial Suite at Restview Memorial Mortuary and Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Roads on Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm and at the church on Sunday from 12:30pm until service time.
Funeral Service for Judy Mae Palmer, 60 of Peak Street, off Johnson Road will be held on Saturday, April 16th, 2011 at: 1:00 p.m. at Church of Christ, Higbury Park. Officiating will be Elder William Miller. Interment will be made in The Fox Hill Cemetery, Fox Hill Road.
Precious and lasting memories will always be cherished in the hearts of her children: Daughter: Bridgette Bethell; Son: Clifford Bowe II; Son in Law: Leading Seaman Davey Bethell; Daughter in Law: Chrishna Bowe; Grand Sons: Clifford Bowe III, Chazztin Bowe, and D'Vante Bethell; Grand Daughters: Channing Bowe and D'Zzria Bethell Other Relatives and Friends Including: Step Mother Winifred Palmer, Brothers: Sidney De ...
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 John Arthur Dames, 45 yrs., a resident of Fritz Lane, who died on 12th January, 2012, will be held at Evangelistic Pentacostal Church, Garden Hills, on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Officiating will be Bishop Stanley M. Seymour, assisted by Rev. Stanley W. Seymour. Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
Cherishing his fond memories are his Wife: Chantel Dames; Father: Henry Dames Sr.; Mother: Alice Chipman Dames; Children: Johntashia Dames, John Dames Jr., Tashara Dames; Sisters: Sophia Dames, Alexis Hepburn, Shamekia Dames; Brothers: Ryan Dames Sr., Henry Dames Jr., Churton Dames, Mark Dames; Nephews: Kevin Butler Jr., Onasis Johnson, Ryan Dames Jr., Kerlin "Ching" King, Anthony Dames, Stephen Rolle, Keith Stubbs and Perez Dames; Nieces: Annalisa Dames-King, Talliana Brown; Raven Dames; Ryanne Dames; Regime Mckenzie; Keisha and Christina Stubbs, Treanee & Treaneek Taylor Dames; Cousins; Kerlin King III, Keiara King, Kendera Delaney, Mario Thompson, Shiann Burrows Sharine Weir, Corp. 2489 Montgomery Brown, P.C. 2991 Concencion Burrows Sr., Haillee Williams, Chante Burrows, Angelo Dean, Kimberley Newbold, Zanadete Cadiz, Samuel Brown, Judeah Rolle, Reece Chipman, Tara Chipman, Siraj Ward, Miles Yallop, Hubert Chipman, Erica, Georgette, John Chipman, Beko Burrows, Shariff Taylor, Shekema Taylor, Dino Burrows, Miquel, Henrietta Ashley Chipman, Ida Sinclaire, Clement Sinclaire, Rose Sinclair, Susan Chipman, Kingsley Burrows Jr., P.C. 2768 Don Adderley, Glendina Newbold, Ruebin Cadiz, Leo Brown, Concecion Burrows Jr., Chasity Adderley, Fontella Rolle, Keith Rolle, Dylantha Yallop, Rhonda Chipman Johnson, Monique Delancy, Linda, Robin, Mettalus Chipman, Aaron Burrows, Van Joshua Chipman, Lakeisha Burrows, Jameisha, Deidre, Jamaal, Chrissy Chipman, Stephanie, Jimmy Sinclaire, Stanley Sinclaire, Sharon, Howard Chipman, Sharon Rolle, Gail Smith, Tanya Moncur, Margo Cox, Candia Dames, Jackie Perpall, Laurie Ferguson, Marvin, Lenora & Dennis Dames, Wilmore Dames II, Charlene Stubbs, Sabrina, Ashley & Dwight Glinton, Sandy Rolle, Neal Dames, Michelle Glinton, Valachi Theophilus, Wendy, Corey, Nino & Brian Francis, Sonia Marshall, Antoinette Hepburn, Ken & Peter Tracey, Prince Hepburn, Eulist Dames, Hector Hepburn, Mary Davis, Betty Hepburn, Liz Johnson, Vangy Storr, Vanria, Norma, Kately, and Vernique Burrerfield, Sophia & Sonia Knowles and Marie Butler and famly; Uncles: Montgomery Ward, Asp. Kingsley Burrows, Rudolph Billy Burrows, Ruebin Cadiz Sr., Shyan Shaggy Chipman, Harold Chipman, Kermit Newbold, David Chipman, Timothy Brown, Johnathan Brown, Pastor Leroy Brown, Michael Saunders, Charles Saunders, Fredrick Brown, Samuel Brown, Joseph Brown, Wilmore Dames, Charles Dames, Harry Glinton, Basel Francis, Rev. Arlington Moss; Aunts: Louise Smith, Naomi Chipman, Maria Woods, Ruth Brown, Ismae Cadiz, Linda Newbold, Michelle "Tunda" Burrows, Alanna Burrows, Darnell Ward, Dellareece Chipman, Sonia Godet, Donna Chipman, Mitz Chipman, Selena Chipman, Belinda Chipman, Ebony Chipman , Rhonda Cross, Elizabeth Saunders, Veronica Brown, Esther Brown, Ruth Albury, Grace Brown, Naomi Bootle, Sylvia Rolle, Chatherine Johnson, Cessarina Francis, Verona Bastian, Andrea Moss, Marian Dames, Yvonne Johnson, Grandfather: John 'Chippie' Chipman; Granduncles: Hubert Chipman, Nelson Chipman; Grandaunt: Hazel Chipman; Mother-In-Law: Fredrica Brown Bootle; Sister-In-Law: Angela 'Angie' Dames, Shantel Johnson; Brother-In-Law: David Brown and Jason Clarke; stepmother: Elizabeth Betty Dames; Other Family and Friends: Shafena Brown, Hetty Goodman & Family, Vincent King & Family, The King Family, The Deveaux Family, The Chipman Family, The Dames Family, Kerlin 'Cobra' King Sr., Delano Williams, Darreth Russell, Maurice Conliffe, Demetrius Mckenzie, Cynthia Bastian, Etric Clarke, Kevin Butler Sr., Pauline Cooper, Joanne Brown, Andira Burrows, Serethea Clarke, Cheryl Bowe- Moss, Rigby, Rudy Taylor, Shelly Dames, Barbara, Tissa, Mr. & Mrs. Titus Nwadzor, McKallan Stubbs, Rosalie Neymour & Family, Rose Richardson & Family, Sylvia Sands & Family, Theodore Forbes, Randy Brown, Marie Sands, Sybil Butler, Ms. Dean, Ms. Wall, Ms. Ferguson, Troy Marshall, Garvin Butler, Mildred Pratt, Val Demeritte, Donna Morrison, Kevin Bethel, Marcia Henricks, Teddy Sands, Mr & Mrs Rocky & Diane Fernander, Jack Eribin, Simone Charles, Nurses and Doctors of Male Medical Ward No.1, Nurse Marshall-Capron, Dr. Serville, Dr. Beneby, The Principal, Mrs. Marcia Roberts and Staff of Columbus Primary School, Dr. Orlande,r The Fritz Lane Neighbours & Valley Boys - Golden Fire Crew.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday from 9-11:00 a.m. & at the church from 12:00 noon until service time.
Both the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) and Free National Movement (FNM) governments bear collective responsibility for the proliferation of shanty towns throughout the country, according to the head of a local human rights group.
Elsworth Johnson, president of the Bahamas Human Rights Network (BHRN), said the Department of Environmental Health and the Ministry of Works have failed in their duties.
"These towns didn't just come into being overnight. The building inspectors willfully failed or neglected to exercise due diligence and carry out their responsibilities."
Johnson said there have been numerous complaints about unregulated communities such as Pigeon Pea and the Mud in Abaco but government failed to act.
"When a Bahamian builds a structure, they stop it if something isn't right. It's unthinkable that these communities have been set up without building permits."
Johnson said thanks to the "neglect" of government agencies there are now "unlawful' communities of women, children and men.
According to him, now that the problem has been allowed to fester the government has a duty to deal with these communities in a "humane and lawful way".
He said that the respective government agencies ought to inspect the communities, noting that the Building Regulations Act and Environmental Health Act authorizes these agencies to issue sanctions and seek a court order to have the homes destroyed.
"In the 21st century, we cannot allow people to live in such circumstances, they have to go. Those who are entitled to be regularized, ought to be regularized. Those who are not entitled to be regularized, ought to be removed under the Immigration Act. You cannot play with the situation, it's not in the best interests of the country and it just won't go away."
Johnson said citizens should have asked the courts to review the actions of the governmental agencies tasked with the responsibility of overseeing developments. In his opinion, those agencies have failed the Bahamian public.
"I would submit there is no way a community that large could exist without their knowledge."
Johnson said the shantytowns "go against every norm of human rights. You can't just come here and arbitrarily take land. It's a culture we can't allow to spread."
According to a recent Department of Environmental Health report on shanty towns obtained by The Nassau Guardian, there has been "a marked increase" in the number of new shanty towns on New Providence over the last two years and the populations have increased "exponentially".
The report said, "There is little to no government water systems, no garbage collection services and very little human waste disposal, which can range from satisfactory to the other extreme of placing human feces in plastic shopping bags, and dumping waste in nearby bushes and naturally occurring sink holes."
Wednesday 21st October 2009 9:00 AM
Presented by the Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture, the JWUYHI Workshop promotes the hospitality industry and career opportunities available in the trade to Bahamian youth, primarily high school students. Held at Sheraton Nassau Resort, Cable Beach Start Time: October 21st at 9:00am End Time: October 21st at 3:00pm. For more information, contact the MYS&C at 242-502-0600.
By KELSIE JOHNSON
NG Sports Reporter
The 23rd Annual Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships is set to get underway today at the beautiful Lucayan Country Club in Freeport, Grand Bahama, and from all indications, Team Bahamas is ready to show off its hard work that was put into the preparation for the event, over the last three months.
The 12-member team named by the Bahamas Golf Federation (BGF) will play against some of the Caribbean best junior amateur golfers. Players from countries such as Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands are set to tee off on two 18-hole golf courses ...
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
HE'S been a "knockout artist" through his first four professional fights this year. But Taureano 'Reno' Johnson said his performance is just a tip of the iceberg.
Back home for a week's rest and relaxation with his family, Johnson is preparing to return to the ring with two more fights scheduled for October.
In fact, he said his management team have planned at least a total of 10 fights for him before the year is out. The only thing he has to do is continue his winning streak.
"We're looking at ten wins and ten knockouts this year," said Johnson, whose first four fights have been stopped ...
Delta Airline's daily service to Nassau from LaGuardia Airport is already performing well, despite the service being reinstated just four months ago.
Sarah Lora, the airline's general manager for corporate communications for Latin America and the Caribbean, confirmed to Guardian Business that the route is looking strong. Tourism Director General David Johnson noted that Delta is satisfied with the load factors, which he estimates to be at least in the mid-to-upper 70s.
"They are quite pleased with the numbers and we are very comfortable with it. We met with them approximately five weeks ago and they reconfirmed their confidence in that service. It's now into its fourth month and it's contributed significantly," according to Johnson. "That service has done very well. Delta shared with us shortly after putting the flight in that they were a little apprehensive after being out of the market for quite sometime. However, in short order that aircraft and that route begun to perform just as strong as their major hub which is Atlanta to Nassau."
During its inaugural flight in March, the route was expected to bringing an additional 1,000 seats on weekly basis, as the flight can accommodate 155 passengers. At that time, Delta's Specialty Sales General manager Norma Dean told Guardian Business that, based on the inaugural flights and early bookings, this service is already looking strong and is on par with the airline's Atlanta service.
She estimated an 80 percent load factor on average.
This service should translate into The Bahamas seeing more than 50,000 additional visitors this year.
"Nassau lies within the 1,500 mile perimeter of New York. We are able to offer New Yorkers the paradise of an international destination and conversely offer Bahamian passengers the convenience of connecting to over 60 cities in the United States," she shared. "In New York, you will see plans for major expansion underway. Delta is investing over $100 million in major infrastructure upgrade to that airport."
The non-stop flight from LaGuardia into Nassau operates daily and began on March 2. It was in March 2010 when Delta Airlines discontinued its service to Nassau from LaGuardia.
These numbers are pleasing to tourism officials, as a senior government official revealed to Guardian Business that his ministry hopes to attract more than two million airlift passengers to The Bahamas.
"We are going after a million more seats for The Bahamas. We don't have the seats that we need. More airlift is coming. We are going after more business," according to Obie Wilchcombe, the minister of tourism.
"The whole idea is that the more bodies we get from overnight visitors, the more we are able to complement our tourism industry. We have to make sure that we get airlift because that is key."
Last week, United Airlines announced a new direct flight from Chicago and that service could translate into nearly 4,000 additional seats each year.
Don Robinson, the president of Baha Mar, previously disclosed to Guardian Business that the country needs 400,000 more seats in the market by the time the mega resort opens at the end of 2014.
The country received a total of 1.34 million stopover tourists last year.
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.
A judge on Thursday empanelled a jury in the murder trial of Dior Johnson.
He is accused of the October, 2006 stabbing death of Jason Rolle, 31, in Pinewood Gardens.
Prosecutor Darnell Dorsette will open the case against Johnson on Monday.
Ian Cargill represents Johnson, who is on bail.
New Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Dr. Daniel Johnson is hitting the ground running.
Johnson used his first week in office to familiarize himself with several policies and projects that were set in place by the former minister Charles Maynard. He officially met with all the members of his staff yesterday to map out a way forward for the three departments under his watch.
Johnson said: "In the sports arena this is going to be a great year. We are going to the Olympics in eight weeks. We think we will medal at that. Our expectations are quite high. This year we are leaning on the men's team for a change. So the young men are going to come to the forefront and produce what I think [will be] one of the greatest results ever in Bahamian sports history.
"Next year we are looking at the CARIFTA Games and the year after, we have the World Track and Field Championships coming to The Bahamas. So we have three years of premier events in the sporting arena. Of course we still have sailing, boxing, cycling and tennis. We have some great tennis events coming. We have another Bahamian who has entered the world tennis scene. We have the swimmers who are doing very well."
Johnson believes that there is a broad range of things that will come together under sports, but there is a need to marshall and create a link to youth activities.
Bridging the gap is going to be a challenge, but he is up to the task. The first thing Johnson wants to do is build green spaces and implement programs to encourage persons. He said: "You don't have to be an elite athlete to enjoy games. You don't have to be an elite athlete to go out and have fun."
Bringing the various sporting disciplines to the people is another way Johnson will try to build up community programs and feeder systems. He will start with the Junior Baseball League of Nassau (JBLN), bringing the sport to Carmichael, in the Flamingo Gardens area. That program will be started this summer.
"We know we have about 400 young men and women who want to play baseball and softball," said Johnson. "That is going to happen. We are in the process of now going to build a new baseball stadium. We have to finish off the grounds around this present stadium. We have a master plan for facilities which is going to be very exciting. That is going to, once again, create jobs, reduce crime and foster youth employment and education. My ministry is going to take all of the resources we have to enhance that result. Beyond that, we have to do an inventory of the assets that we have and then we would proceed in finishing off the work."
Johnson would like to explore the sports tourism aspect further, noting that is why the master plan for this sports complex was designed. He said this department can bring hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue.
It is not a secret that all the plans the new minister has will require more funding. He does foresee a 'slight' increase in the budget. If there is going be an increase in budget, Johnson knows that it will not come until the next cycle. He said: "This is not our budget cycle, so we are going to make some tweaks to it, but the next budget cycle you will really see our plan blossom."
Johnson is prepared to work with what he calls 'a great staff' who is very substantive. As a result, he expects that all the goals they set out to do will be accomplished with the resources that they have.
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.
Cruise business in The Bahamas is stronger than ever and is showing no sign of slowing down anytime soon.
In an effort to diversify the country's tourism product, David Johnson, the director general at the Ministry of Tourism, said his team is planning on further expanding the sector throughout the Family Islands.
Johnson told Guardian Business tourism officials are in discussions with smaller communities throughout the Family Islands to find the right equipment that can diversify the tourism product.
"We are now pursuing the ability to begin to have itineraries that leave from The Bahamas and take people to the southern Bahamas. It's an avenue that we are presently exploring," according to Johnson.
"We are not there yet. We believe that we can be like the Greek Islands where persons fly into The Bahamas and cruise throughout the country in smaller cruise ships in a boutique product.
"But this idea has to also blend with the tourism product in those islands so that we are not bringing the wrong people to the wrong places at the wrong time.
"That's why right now we are working with the communities and the suppliers to find the right equipment that can bring diversification to our tourism base and have a high-end boutique cruise product that helps to put them on the map but keeps their environment pristine and not dumping 2,000 people where the population is less than 150."
The tourism director general said now is the time to tap into these markets as cruise tourism is expected to get even stronger within the next six months.
"We see no weakening in cruise arrivals. In fact, we finished with a record year with cruise arrivals into Nassau. We have plans by some of our major cruise lines to add even more capacity to The Bahamas. We have had up to seven ships in ports at one time," he revealed.
"However, we are finding some slots have been underutilized. Now, we are attracting ships for those days. Only two days were considered to be peak days, but that has since increased to about four to five days. So we are building up to optimum capacity."
Johnson also pointed out to Guardian Business that many Family Islands have been experiencing steady cruise ship business for years now.
"There are cruise ships going into the Family Islands. Abaco receives about 500,000 cruise passengers. We have a dedicated cay or destination called Castaway Cay featured by Disney cruise lines. Similarly in Cat Island and South Eleuthera has Half Moon Cay that has 300,000 cruise passengers. That generates business for well over 150 people," Johnson shared.
"There are just under 200,000 passengers coming into Princess Cay. In the Rock Sound area, it's the biggest stimulant for tourism. The Berry Island' s economy centers around cruise tourism. They are home to two cruise ports. There is big cruise business in the out islands more than some countries to the south of us have."
However, Johnson said he is looking to potentially expand this area of tourism soon.
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.
Funeral service for Dr. John T. McCartney, 73 yrs., a resident of Easton, Pennsylvania & formerly of Nassau, Bahamas, who died on 28th March, 2012, will be held at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Baillou Hill & Wulff Roads, on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Officiating will be Canon Basil Tynes, assisted by Fr. Enrique McCartney. Interment follows in Western Cemetery, Nassau Street.
Left to cherish his memories and celebrate his life of passion and purpose are: Wife: Leona Janet McCartney; Son: Dr. John N. McCartney; Adopted Daughter: Anja MossSon in Law: Dwayne Moss; Sisters: Ellen Rosemary McCartney, Patricia Goz of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Pauline Wallace- Saunders of Miramar, Florida; Brothers: Dr. James McCartney, Reginald McCartney of Brooklyn, New York, Wilfred McCartney; Lifelong Friends and Brothers: Mr. Lindop McPhee, Attorney Anthony Thompson and Mr. Nathanial Arthur; Nieces and Nephews: Tanya McCartney, Dr. Lisa Bazin (Hans), Dr. Christin Peterson (Keith), Bridgette and Jahan Johnson, Fr. Enrique McCartney (Brenda), Juan McCartney, Erica Murphy (Milton) of Dallas Texas, Khadeja Goz, Arkangelo and Essengo Goz of Tulsa Oklahoma, James Jr., Matthew and Dr. Francinia McCartney, Jereme Wallace ( Latasha) of Kentucky USA, Tiffany and Jenece Wallace, Melvin Jefferson and JoNell Saunders of Miramar Florida, Kwame McCartney (Kay) of Brooklyn New York, Patricia Farrington, Cindy Thompson, Cassandra Gordon, Marjorie Johnson, Gina Darville, Kim & Patrice Greene, Joan Delancey, Eugenie Ellis, Andronike Greene, Deborah Greene DeGourney, Angela Greene Sawyer, Shirley Greene, Hazel Chea, Helen Newbold, Patricia Burrows and Tera Rahming, John Neely, Raymond Rolle, Glen, Cleveland, John, Sterling, Wayde, Spencer, Ian, Al, Shawn, Ernest and Gregory Greene, Joseph Moxey, Rudy, Mark and Raymond Greene, Jere Bowe, Jeffrey, Jason, Eugene and Jomar Greene, Dr. Melvin Rahming and John "Money" Greene.Sisters in Law: Norma McCartney, Sheralyn McCartney, and Joan Bowe. Brothers in Law: Dr. John A. Johnson, Arkangelo Goz of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Peter Saunders of Miramar, Florida. Cousins: Ena and Constance McCartney, Beulah Dean, Mrs. Brenda Carey of Tarpum Bay Eleuthera, Percilla King, Ronald, Kenneth, Kirk Freddie and Henry Jean McCartney, Norma - Lee Johnson and family, Bessie Mae Grant and family, Bryl Moss and family, Marilyn Munroe and family, Godfrey Major and Wilfred Major and James Major of Tarpum Bay Eleuthera, Burton Smith and Family, Gloria Smith and Family, James Edwin Smith and Family, Mrs. Gweneth Munnings, Mrs. Helen Smith, Mr. James, Archie and Lorenza Carey, Ms. Clementine Carey-Butler, Dr. Timothy McCartney, William and Clinton McCartney , Ann Cancino, Mavis Bowe, Cora Mae Major and Joan Adderley , Mr. Marcus Cooper, Deputy Commissioner of Police Quinn McCartney, Charles and Maud McCartney, The children of the late Vivian Moss and The entire McCartney Family Association. Other Relatives and Friends: Sir. Arlington Butler, Mr. Charles Fawkes, Lionel and Wallis Carey, The Faculty and Staff of Lafayette College in particular the Government and Law Department, Dr. Rex Ahene, Dr. Gladstone Hutchinson, Mr. Paul Panto, The Faculty and Staff of the College of the Bahamas including Mr. Michael Stevenson, Dr. Ian Strachan, Jessica Minnis, Dr. Olivia Saunders. Fr. James Moultrie and the St. Matthews Anglican Parish staff, Shirley and Leo Woods, Miss. Nicey Brown, Mr. Malcolm Adderley, Mr. Arthur Hamilton, Mr. Peter Sturrup, Mrs. Esmerelda Rutherford, Mrs. Mary Johnson, The residents of Hepburn's Alley and Andros Avenue 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 from 9-12:00 noon & at the church from 1:00 p.m. until service time.
Funeral service for John Arthur Dames, 45, a resident of Fritz Lane, who died on 12th January, 2012, will be held at Evangelistic Pentacostal Church, Garden Hills, on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Officiating will be Bishop Stanley M. Seymour, assisted by Rev. Stanley W. Seymour. Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
Cherishing his fond memories are his Wife: Chantel Dames; Father: Henry Dames Sr.; Mother: Alice Chipman Dames; Children: Johntashia Dames, John Dames Jr., Tashara Dames; Sisters: Sophia Dames, Alexis Hepburn, Shamekia Dames; Brothers: Ryan Dames Sr., Henry Dames Jr., Churton Dames, Mark Dames; Nephews: Kevin Butler Jr., Onasis Johnson, Ryan Dames Jr., Kerlin "Ching" King ...
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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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 ...