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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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Bahamas mourns the loss of two veteran educators, Mrs. Juliet Barnwell and Mrs. Darnell Adderley - Sep 13, 2016 - 10:09:11 AM

Nassau, Bahamas – The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology expresses sincere condolences to the families of Mrs. Juliet Barnwell and Mrs. Darnell Adderley.

Mrs. Barnwell was a veteran educator who came from a lineage of patriotic Bahamians who were nationalists in the truest sense. Both of her parents, Mr. Claudius Walker and Mrs. Mable Walker have schools named in their honour and Mrs. Juliet Barnwell continued her parents’ legacy of nationalism...
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PM Perry G. Christie on the Passing of Mrs. Juliet Barnwell - Sep 12, 2016 - 10:19:08 AM

Statement From The Rt. Hon Perry G. Christie, MP, Prime Minister Of The Commonwealth Of The Bahamas on The Passing Of Mrs. Juliet Barnwell, MV0:

“I have just learnt with much sadness of the passing of Mrs. Juliet Barnwell, MVO, and wish on my behalf and my family and on behalf of the Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas to express our heartfelt condolences to her family at their loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Mrs. Barnwell was the scion of a very distinguished Bahamian family. Both of her parents, the late Dr. Claudius Walker and her mother Mrs. Mable Walker were distinguished in their own rights. Dr. Walker was note for his involvement in the field of medicine and community development and for having served as a member of the House of Assembly...
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Fred Mitchell on the death of John Pinder's son - Aug 30, 2016 - 11:28:20 AM

Statement from Fred Mitchell MP Fox Hill on The Death Of The Son Of John Pinder Head of the Nation Congress Of Trade Unions 30 August 2014:

I wish to extend condolences to John Pinder, the Head of the National Congress of Trade Unions and the Bahamas Public Service Union upon the death of his son in such tragic circumstances last evening.   It must be quite difficult to fathom. It is very sad. I wish on behalf of the Fox Hill community from which he hails to extend condolences. The community stands with you in this time of bereavement. I spoke personally to Mr. Pinder this morning by phone to pass on my condolences...
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Farewell to Mary Wilchcombe - Aug 3, 2016 - 5:57:27 AM

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FREEPORT, The Bahamas -- The family of the late Mrs. Mary Wilchcombe said farewell to her at The Pro-Cathedral of Christ the King in Freeport, Grand Bahama on Saturday, July 30, 2016.  Mary Wilchcombe was the mother of the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, Minister of Tourism, and Member of Parliament for West Grand Bahama and Bimini. 

Minister Wilchcombe described his mother as a disciplinarian, but one who disciplined with love.  He also told how she believed in education, and went the extra mile to ensure her children received the best education.  Most importantly he knew that his mother believed in Psalm 127:3 which speaks of children as being a reward...
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(Photos) State-Recognized Funeral for Pastor Silas Napoleon McKinney - Aug 1, 2016 - 1:20:17 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas -- A State-Recognized Funeral was held for Pastor Silas Napoleon McKinney, former President of the Bahamas Conference of Seventh Day Adventists and West Indies Union Conference of Seventh Day Adventists, Mandeville, Jamaica, on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at Hillview Seventh Day Adventist Church, Tonique Williams Darling Highway.  Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling attended the funeral, as did Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration the Hon. Fred Mitchell.
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State Recognized Funeral for the late Pastor Silas Napolean McKinney - Jul 29, 2016 - 5:54:30 PM

The Cabinet Office has announced that a State-Recognized Funeral will be held for Pastor Silas Napolean McKinney on Sunday, 31 July, 2016 at Hillview Seventh Day Adventist Church, Tonique Willliams-Darling Highway.

In addition, viewing for the general public will be at Bethel Brothers Morticians, #44 Nassau Street on Saturday, 30 July, 2016 from 12 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. and on Sunday, 31 July, 2016 from 9.00 a.m. until service time at the Church...
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Hon. Fred Mitchell on Passing of Rev Irvin Clarke - Jul 20, 2016 - 2:33:15 PM


Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a statement by the Hon. Fred Mitchell:

I learned yesterday with great sadness of the passing of Rev Irvin Clarke of Exuma.The passing of Rev. Clarke effectively severed the last living link in Exuma to the original independence service in July 1973.

He preached the Independence service in 1973 and was a fixture every year as a leading pastor and Christian leader in Exuma...

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Hon. Daniel Johnson on the Passing of Percival Sweeting - Jul 14, 2016 - 6:02:03 PM

I join the fraternity of Bahamian musicians, entertainers and performers mourning the untimely passing of Mr. Percival Sweeting, President of The Bahamas Musicians and Entertainers Union.

My ministry values his contributions to the formulation of policy relative to culture, entertainment, special events and promotions. Mr. Sweeting had a concern about developing the now and next generation of Bahamian talent and entertainers.

To his dear wife, Mrs. Patricia Sweeting and the family, I extend the sympathy of a grateful people and entertainment community....
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Hon. Shane Gibson expresses condolences on passing of Percy Sweeting - Jul 13, 2016 - 7:15:18 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - The Hon. D. Shane Gibson, Minister of Labour & National Insurance is profoundly saddened by the death of Mr. Percy Sweeting, President of the Bahamas Musicians Entertainers Union on Monday July 11, 2016. President Sweeting became a member of the Union in 1976 and was first elected to the Executive Board of the organization in 1979. He served in numerous positions in the Union including Treasurer and Vice President and was elected to the position of President in 1999, a position he held up to the time of his death.

A student of the late Edwin Elliot, Clement Bethel and William Tizard, Percy entered the music industry in 1975 while serving in a group called Holiday Express...
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Hon. Hope Strachan on the passing of Chief Councillor, Mayaguana District - Jun 26, 2016 - 4:47:34 PM

Press statement by The Hon.C.V. Hope Strachan on the passing of Mrs Shandika Charlton, Chief Councillor, Mayaguana District:

I am shocked and extremely saddened to learn of the death of Mrs Shandika Charlton, Chief Councillor for The Mayaguana District. Mrs. Charlton who has served on the Mayaguana District Council since the year 2005, was one of the Local Government practitioners who was honoured for dedicated efforts toward the advancement of Local Government during the awards ceremony held this past Friday, 24th July, 2016 at Breezes Super Club in commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of The Establishment of Local Government in the Family Islands.
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The Bahamas loses tourism ambassador, "Smiling Pat" - Jun 24, 2016 - 11:18:29 AM

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The Bahamas Weekly News Team is shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of "Smiling Pat", Patricia Hoyte Zonicle​, who of late had been living in Cat Island, after years in Grand Bahama Island.

As owner and operator of "Smiling Pats Adventures," she was no stranger to hard work and dedication. She was truly an ambassador to her country.

Smiling Pat was the eldest of nine children and the daughter of world famous steel pan player, Little Sparrow...
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Condolences offered on passing of Kevin 'Kimbo Slice' Ferguson by Bahamas government - Jun 9, 2016 - 11:24:36 PM

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The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture and its staff wish to express our sincere condolences over the sudden and unexpected passing of Bahamian sports star Mr. Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson in Florida recently.

Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson rose to fame through his widely viewed videos of his backyard brawls and then his transition into the professional arena of Mixed Martial Arts.

We are deeply saddened by his sudden passing as he had only just begun to impact the Bahamian populous through his large international following and involvement in mixed martial arts on the world scene...

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Min. Hope Strachan on the Passing of Chief Councilor Abner Pinder‏ - Jun 7, 2016 - 4:58:32 PM

I was saddened to learn that Chief Councilor, Mr. Abner Pinder, Spanish Wells District Council, passed away on Sunday, 5th June 2016 at a Florida hospital.

Mr. Pinder was the longest-serving Chief Councilor in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas since the inception of Local Government. He executed his duties with professionalism, and proficiency. The Local Government family, the community of Spanish Wells and indeed The Bahamas all mourn his loss.
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Grand Bahama loses an entertainment giant - Jun 6, 2016 - 11:33:43 AM

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Dear Editor,

It is with a heavy heart, that I write to you in reference to the loss of Michael Wilchcombe, a senior fellow in the Grand Bahamian entertainment industry. This extraordinary bassist made an indelible mark, not only in his industry,  but also in the hearts and minds of his community.

"Mikie" was always willing to share his talents and knowledge with everyone that would ask, and he exemplified what a great lover and patriot of the music industry should be...
Community
FNM offers condolences on the passing of Abner Pinder - Jun 5, 2016 - 7:15:56 PM

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It is with a great sense of sadness and loss that the Free National Movement pauses today to mark the passing of a truly great FNM and a great Bahamian, Mr. Abner Pinder.

Abner was an outstanding son of the historic Settlement of Spanish Wells, Eleuthera. He served for many years as Chief Councilor and Council member in the Local Government District serving North Eleuthera and Spanish Wells. Abner, in his private avocation, was a renowned Seaman and community leader. In fact, certainly in FNM circles, he had long been dubbed as “The Mayor of Spanish Wells...”
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Service of Thanksgiving for the Late Brady and Princess Simms‏ - Jun 2, 2016 - 5:55:10 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas - A Service of Thanksgiving for Retired Sergeant 1018 Brady Simms and his wife, Princess Simms, of the Ministry of Tourism was held on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at Bahamas Faith Ministries.

Pictured are the bereaved family, friends, and co-workers. Minister of National Security the Hon. Dr. Bernard Nottage, Minister of Tourism the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, and Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade gave tributes to the couple, and their condolences to the family...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Bahamas Tourism holds grieving session to cope with tragic loss of Princess Simms - May 24, 2016 - 11:17:56 PM

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With heavy and somber hearts, executives and a staff of the Ministry of Tourism held a special grieving session with noted psychiatrist Dr. Timothy Barrett to help cope with the sudden and tragic loss of the late Princess Simms, a senior manager of Human Resources, who served the ministry diligently for nearly 25 years.

The meeting was held at the British Colonial Hilton where staff members prayed and sang songs while comforting each other.

Minister of Tourism the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, who worked closely with Simms said, “It is a personal and difficult loss for me. Princess was a vibrant person who was filled with life. She was an encouraging person who gave so much and had ...
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Funeral Services Held for Veteran Trade Unionist, the Late Nelerene Harding - May 24, 2016 - 11:46:00 AM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas –- Funeral services were held for labour movement stalwart, the late Nelerene Harding at Church of God Auditorium on Saturday, May 21, 2016.  “Nell” Harding was president of the Airport, Airline and Allied Workers Union (AAAWU), and had served in the labour movement with distinction for over 30 years. 

Her funeral was attended by Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Hubert Minnis, Former Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, and government minsters and other dignitaries...
Community
In memory of Muriel Eiliff Frazier Eneas - May 23, 2016 - 1:40:58 AM

Merry-go-round, with its ups and Downs

For Muriel Eiliff Frazier Eneas
3 December 1920 to 17 May 2016


I late
had ta wait

away in Zimbabwe
had to wait to get the news
and until now for inspiration

Muriel Eneas has passed away at 95...

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