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The Ministry Of Health & Wellness Offers Condolences On The Passing Of Veteran Psychiatrist Dr. Timothy Barrett

Mon, Jan 23rd 2023, 08:49 AM

It is with deep sadness that the Ministry of Health & Wellness acknowledges the death of veteran psychiatrist Dr. Timothy Barrett who passed away on Friday evening while in hospital.

A past President of The Medical Association of The Bahamas and a former Chairman of the Bahamas Medical Council, Dr. Barrett was a highly respected member of the medical fraternity.

In January of 2021 he assumed the post of Mental Health Consultant at the University of The Bahamas where he provided mental and psychological health services for faculty, staff and students at both the New Providence and Grand Bahama campus’.

The Ministry offers sincere condolences to his family and friends as well as those who would have come to know him through his passion to serve in the field of mental wellness.


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Official Funeral of the late Vernon J. Symonette, CMG, former Cabinet Minister, Speaker of the House of Assembly and Parliamentarian

Sun, Jul 31st 2022, 08:45 AM

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- An Official Funeral Service was held for the late Vernon J. Symonette, CMG, former Cabinet Minister, Speaker of the House of Assembly and Parliamentarian at Zion Baptist Church, July 29, 2022, attended by Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon.

Sir Cornelius A. Smith, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis, Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Michael Pintard, and government officials, who paid their last respects. 

Minister of Education and Technical & Vocational Training the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin presented the National Flag to Mr. Symonette's widow -- Mrs. Phyllis Symonette, at the conclusion of the ceremonies.  Interment will take place on Saturday, August 6, in Great Inagua.   (BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)

Senior immigration officer dies

Mon, Jun 20th 2022, 02:30 PM

Service honours Sir Sidney Poitier

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Tributes paid to Dr Eugene Newry

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Sir Godfrey Kelly dies age 93

Fri, Feb 11th 2022, 09:36 AM

SIR Godfrey Kelly, KCMG, 93, died at his Eastern Road home at about 10.30am yesterday shortly after eating breakfast.

An avid sailor, he competed in the 1960, 1964, 1968 and 1972 Summer Olympics.

Sir Godfrey was bestowed with a knighthood in Queen Elizabeth’s 2020 New Year’s Honours.

He was officially knighted at a ceremony at Government House in September of that year.

After some criticism about the honour from the Progressive Liberal Party, Sir Godfrey defended his knighthood in January 2020, saying he expected the award “earlier” and viewed it as the government making “amends” for neglecting to recommend it after his decades of contributions to the country.

“I expected it earlier,” Sir Godfrey said in 2020 when asked if he saw the honour as long overdue. “I am quite happy. Even though I have already won I can’t jump around (because) I’m 91.”

Speaking of his contributions over the years, Sir Godfrey said he had long “given a lot” to the Royal Bahamas Police Force and was an attorney for 66 years, adding he retired not long before his knighthood was announced.

He also contributed much to sports, particularly in the sailing arena.

“I have always helped,” he said at the time.

Sir Godfrey was born in Nassau on December 21, 1928.

His early education began at Queen’s College, then at McDonogh College Prep School in Baltimore, Maryland, before he embarked on training in law at Cambridge University and Middle Temple, London. He practised law for 66 years, notably at Higgs and Kelly, before retiring in June 2019.

He has served in many capacities over the years, including at the Bahamas Bar Association; as elected representative for the Cat Island constituency in l956, 1962 and l967; as Minister of Education subsequent to the introduction of ministerial government under the United Bahamian Party administration. He was also appointed to the Senate in l968.

A keen sportsman who enjoyed tennis, skiing, shooting, fishing and boating, he and the late Sir Harold Christie were founders of the Cat Island Regatta, an annual event since 1956.

Sir Godfrey is survived by his wife Sonia Kelly, his granddaughter Katherine Ann Elza, and his sisters-in-law, Lady Ann Johnstone and Mrs Nancy B Kelly, MBE.

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Funeral Service for MS. BARBARA KNOWLES, age 57 years of #109 Seashell Lane, Freeport, Grand Bahama and formerly of Nassau, New Providence will be held on Friday,February 11, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at The Pro-Cathedral of Christ the King, Pioneers Way and E Atlantic Dr Freeport, Grand Bahama. Officiating will be Canon Norman Lightbourne. She ... The post MS. BARBARA KNOWLES appeared first on The Nassau Guardian.

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