It is with sadness and a heavy heart that I extend condolences on behalf of theMinistry of Health & Wellness to the Wilchcombe family and by extension the residents of West End and Bimini on the passing of Member of Parliament for WestEnd and Bimini, Minister of Social Services, Information and Broadcasting and myCabinet colleague, the Honorable Obediah Wilchcombe.
His contributions to our nation and his passion for the welfare and advancement ofour people were truly valued and worthy of emulation. He was a great orator,historian for both Bahamian and Progressive Liberal Party history, he was a leaderin the world of journalism and a consummate politician. Obie’s presence in Cabinetand in the House of Assembly will be sorely missed as he always added a depth ofknowledge and the voice of experience to these forums.
Obie Wilchcombe had a spirit of excellence and the willingness to function in anycapacity needed to help support the growth of individuals and the greaterBahamian collective. I wish to extend gratitude to the Emergency Medical Services,doctors and health team involved in trying to tend to our son of the soil.
On behalf of the Ministry of Health & Wellness, our thoughts and prayers are withObie’s family, friends and constituents. May they find comfort in knowing that hislegacy will live on for generations in this great Bahamaland.