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Cabinet Office on the Funeral for Dr. Bernard Nottage - Jul 11, 2017 - 12:30:39 AM

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The Cabinet Office announces that an Official funeral will be held for the late Bernard J. Nottage, former Minister of National Security and Member of Parliament for Bain and Grants Town on Friday 14 July at 11:00in the morning at St. Agnes Church.

Dr.Nottage passed away on Wednesday 28 June in a Florida hospital where he was airlifted after spending 3 days in the Intensive Care Unit of Doctor’s Hospital.Throughout this period, Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis was in close and frequent contact with Mrs. Portia Nottage, wife of Bernard Nottage.
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Cleophas Adderley Condolence message from Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture - Jul 5, 2017 - 7:41:56 PM

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I convey heartfelt condolences and pay fond tribute to Mr. Cleophas R. E. Adderley a distinguished and charismatic scholar and cultural artist, who exuded the essence of culture in our Bahamaland. He was a unique and iconic cultural character who dedicated his life to music and to the people of The Bahamas.

His life experience led him to be involved in many facets of the community where he touched the lives of thousands through music.

Through his work as the former Director of Culture and the Executive Director of Musical Heritage at the Ministry of Youth,
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BOC offers condolensces to the Nottage family - Jul 5, 2017 - 9:03:31 AM

To the Family of Dr Bernard Nottage,

The Bahamas Olympic Committee would like to extend our sincere condolences on his passing. He was a pioneer in Sports in The Bahamas and will always be remembered for his administrative skills and competitive attitude. He represented the Bahamas very well in many sports and was a part of the Organizing Committee that brought Carifta to the Bahamas in 1976.

May the Lord grant you strength and peace during this time of mourning.
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Condolences on the Passing of Dr. the Hon. Bernard Nottage from Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands - Jul 1, 2017 - 6:08:25 PM

On behalf of the Ministry of Health I join with colleagues and people across this great Commonwealth in extending sincere condolences to the family and friends of Dr. the Honourable Bernard “BJ” Nottage, a former Minister of Health in the Government of The Bahamas. This great Bahamian ended his earthly pilgrimage Wednesday 28th June, 2017. I offer my prayers and support to his wife Portia and his sons, and I know that fellow physicians and the entire medical community are indeed saddened by this loss.

Public service is not the song and dance that it appears to be. It requires discipline and leadership. It requires discernment and a vision for hope. It requires a keen sense of fairness and judgment and the ability to offer service above self...
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Allyson Maynard Gibson QC on the passing of Hon Bernard J Nottage - Jun 30, 2017 - 2:31:51 PM

BJ – an extraordinary human being, a proud Bahamian patriot – and my friend A tribute to the life of the late Hon. Dr. Bernard Jonathan Nottage by Allyson Maynard-Gibson
 
“Reach out and touch somebody’s hand – make this world a better place if you can”. I have seen the late Honourable Dr. B.J. Nottage hold an elderly woman’s hand and sing her a song. Her demeanour completely changed. BJ, as he was affectionately called by all wanted to and did leave this world a better place.

BJ was an extraordinary human being and a very proud Bahamian patriot and nation builder, whose life exemplifies the Bahamian capacity to rise from humble beginnings to attain the highest heights – which is what he did in his all of his fields of endeavor.
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Branville McCartney on the passing of Dr. Bernard Nottage - Jun 30, 2017 - 1:53:27 PM

I join with other Bahamians in paying tribute to Dr. Bernard J. Nottage on his passing.

The poet Ralph Waldo Emerson says that, “it is not the length of life, but the depth of life” and we can all attest to the impact Dr. Nottage has left on the canvas of Bahamian history.

Dr. Nottage worked for over 30 years in public life but was also known for his service in the healthcare industry and as an Olympic athlete...
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PLP Leader on the loss of the Hon. Bernard Nottage - Jun 29, 2017 - 12:00:54 AM

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Statement By Philip Brave Davis MP, Opposition and PLP Leader on the passing of the Hon. Dr. Bernard J. Nottage (28th June 2017):

The family of the Progressive Liberal Party mourns the passing ofthe Hon. Dr. Bernard Jonathan Nottage, a brother, chief political warrior, friend, colleague and policymaker.

A giant in local sports development, the medical profession and politics, Dr. Nottage’s footprints will forever be etched on the Bahamian developmental landscape, having served as President of the BAAA’s; president of the Bahamas Medical Association and Doctor’s Union; a Member of Parliament for the constituencies of Kennedy...
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Senator Fred Mitchell on the passing of Alexander Thompson - Jun 5, 2017 - 3:58:38 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Statement by Senator Fred Mitchell, Opposition Spokesman on Labour on the Passing of Alexander Thompson

On behalf of the Progressive Liberal Party, I wish to express condolences to the family of the late Alexander Thompson, a pioneering trade unionist and a giant in labour history.His quiet presence as a part of a team that built the Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union is fondly remembered and greatly appreciated.

In the history of our country, he should be remembered for his enduring contribution to the protection of the rights of workers and the upholding of our democracy...
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Minister of Labour expresses condolences on passing of Trade Unionist, Mr. Alexander Thompson - Jun 5, 2017 - 12:39:18 PM

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It is with deep sadness that I learned of the passing of Mr. Alexander Thompson earlier this week after a long illness.

Mr. Thompson, a trade unionist of great distinction, having served in numerous capacities as an Executive Officer of the Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union including Trustee, Treasurer and Vice President.  After entering the Tourism sector in 1954 as a Bellboy at the Lighthouse Beach Hotel, in Fresh Creek Andros, Mr. Thompson always conducted himself as a professional and took pride in serving his guests...
Community : Obituaries
Bahamian Labour Advocate Passes Away - Jun 2, 2017 - 7:09:31 AM

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Mr. Alexander Thompson passed away on 31st May 2017 at 10:24am. Mr. Thompson was National Hero of Labour in The Bahamas. Funeral service arrangements are being made.

Alexander Thompson was born on the island of Andros, in the settlement of Stanyard Creek. As a little boy in Andros, he worked with the mail boat collecting the mailbag and delivering groceries.  Always seeking ways to assist, he performed odd jobs around the church and the neighborhood...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
(Photos) Service for the Late Deputy Commissioner of Police, Rev. Dr. Erold Farquharson, Sr. - Apr 16, 2017 - 7:58:14 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Service of Praise and Thanksgiving for former Deputy Commissioner of Police Rev. Dr. Erold Farquharson, Sr. on Thursday, April 13, at New Bethlehem Baptist Church. 

Official photos taken by Bahamas Information Services photographer, Patrick Hanna.
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Tourism Minister pays tribute to Nathanial Clement "Piccolo Pete" Saunders - Feb 17, 2017 - 7:43:33 AM

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He was Mr. Bimini and the full and colourful life of this cultural ambassador, entertainer, mariner, fisherman, fishing guide to world celebrities and entrepreneur Nathanial Clement “Piccolo Pete” Saunders came to a peaceful end after close to a century of promoting and marketing that slice of Bahamian paradise called Bimini.

With the passing of this legend, an era has come to an end but his life’s work will live on in perpetuity.

Born on the 7th November, 1914, Uncle Natty as he was affectionately called was the community’s oldest, most respected and entertaining personality ...

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Hon. Fred Mitchell MP on the Passing of Rev. Wilbur Outten - Jan 16, 2017 - 5:05:16 AM

The following statement was released by the Hon. Fred Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration on the passing of Pastor Wilbur Outten in Freeport, Grand Bahama today 15 January:

Once again the sadness of death strikes us, having stolen one of our most beloved sons away too soon.We do not complain although we are sad. We are a people who live in hope.

I join with the Grand Bahama Community in expressing condolences on the passing of Pastor Wilbur Outten...

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Another stalwart of the golden era of entertainment in Grand Bahama passes - Nov 18, 2016 - 3:54:41 PM


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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Today the entertainment industry recorded the loss another giant. Franklyn 'Frankie' Lightbourne, guitarist extraordinaire, singer and all around nice guy.

Having performed on many stages with local and world renowned performing artists from Smokey 007 to Teddy Pendergrass, and giving his life to the entertainment industry, Frankie was always a constant professional. Always on time, never un-prepared, and always willing to go the extra mile to share his talent...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Minister Nottage pays respects to Sergeant 1163 Donna Burrows - Nov 18, 2016 - 11:04:39 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Full Military Service for the late retired Police Sergeant 1163 Donna Burrows will take place on Friday, November 18, 2016 at the Church of The Ascension in Lucaya, Grand Bahama. Ms. Burrows joined the Police Force in 1970 and retired in January of 2009 after serving thirty-three years. Her body reposed in the Compstat Room of the Gerald Bartlett Police Complex on Thursday for viewing. Among those paying respect was the Minister for National Security, the Hon. Dr. Bernard Nottage, pictured. Minister Nottage and Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police, Emerick Seymour gave condolences to the family members.
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell On Death of Vernon Curtis - Nov 14, 2016 - 11:38:41 AM

I am truly saddened this morning at the death of Vernon Curtis, a great civic leader, activist, businessman and community organizer from Exuma. He will truly be missed.

Mr Curtis was of that generation of Exuma who fought for independence, majority rule and Bahamianization. He was Exuma's eminence grise and protector of its history, it's traditions and it's reputation. He leaves  a great legacy. He was a supporter of the cause  and helped to elect and counsel many an MP. I am grateful for his life of service, for his friendship and for his wise counsel and total  dedication to Exuma  and the Bahamas.

May he rest in peace...
Community
Press Club mourns passing of noted photographer Antoine Ferrier - Nov 8, 2016 - 11:51:10 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Bahamas Press Club is deeply saddened by the death of noted photographer Antoine Ferrier, who passed away Sunday, November 6, 2016 after short illness.

He died at the Princess Margaret Hospital, on his birthday, at the age of 75.
Press Club President Anthony Newbold described Mr. Ferrier as a professional and a gentleman who brought honour to the profession.

Mr. Ferrier was appointed as one of the esteemed judges for the Press Club Media Awards scheduled for November 19, 2016...
News : Grand Bahama
Grand Bahama mourns the loss of Jeffrey Bernard Butler - Oct 2, 2016 - 12:39:31 PM

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The Bahamas Weekly has learned of the passing of Grand Bahamas business man, Jeffrey Bernard Butler. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family.

Jeffrey Bernard Butler, Sr  was the Owner & CEO of The Butler Group of Companies. In his role, Jeff coordinated and managed the importation and buying side of the companies while overseeing the corporate and expansion aspects of the companies. He owned and operated local favourite spots, Butler's Specialty Food Store, Harbour Lobster, Shenanigans, Chicagos, and the Harbour Room.

A big believer in the island of Grand Bahama, Butler fully supported the FNM Government and The Grand Bahama Port Authority...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Condolences expressed on the passing of Henry Woods, Bahamasair managing director - Sep 29, 2016 - 3:07:48 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - It is with much sadness that we at Bahamasair announce the passing of our Managing Director – Mr. Henry L. Woods who died today at 12:07pm at the University of Miami Hospital in South Florida.

Mr. Woods’ career with Bahamasair spans 40 years over the life of the airline. Through his many efforts Bahamasair has seen massive improvements in so many areas of performance.

We ask that the nation continue to cover his family in prayer during this very difficult time...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Government Officials Attend Funeral of Mrs. Juliette Barnwell - Sep 25, 2016 - 9:51:01 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas – The funeral service of Mrs. Juliette Barnwell was held on Saturday morning, September 24, 2016, at Christ Church Cathedral.  Mrs. Barnwell was a well-loved and deeply respected community champion.  

Pictured paying their respects, among the many who attended, are:  Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (front row), Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie (second row, right), Deputy Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis (second right), and Minister of National Security the Hon. Bernard Nottage and Mrs. Nottage.  Seated behind is Former Governor General Sir Orville Turnquest...

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