Farewell to Mary Wilchcombe
- Aug 3, 2016 - 5:57:27 AM
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.
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...
(Photos) State-Recognized Funeral for Pastor Silas Napoleon McKinney
- Aug 1, 2016 - 1:20:17 PM
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.
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
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...
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
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
To his dear wife, Mrs. Patricia Sweeting and the family, I extend the sympathy of a grateful people and entertainment community....
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.
student of the late Edwin Elliot, Clement Bethel and William Tizard,
Percy entered the music industry in 1975 while serving in a group called
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.
The Bahamas loses tourism ambassador, "Smiling Pat"
- Jun 24, 2016 - 11:18:29 AM
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.
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...
Condolences offered on passing of Kevin 'Kimbo Slice' Ferguson by Bahamas government
- Jun 9, 2016 - 11:24:36 PM
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.
“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
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...
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
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.
Grand Bahama loses an entertainment giant
- Jun 6, 2016 - 11:33:43 AM
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...
FNM offers condolences on the passing of Abner Pinder
- Jun 5, 2016 - 7:15:56 PM
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
Service of Thanksgiving for the Late Brady and Princess Simms
- Jun 2, 2016 - 5:55:10 PM
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...
Bahamas Tourism holds grieving session to cope with tragic loss of Princess Simms
- May 24, 2016 - 11:17:56 PM
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.
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 ...
Funeral Services Held for Veteran Trade Unionist, the Late Nelerene Harding
- May 24, 2016 - 11:46:00 AM
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...
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
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...
Hon. Shane Gibson on the Passing of Theresa Huyler
- May 18, 2016 - 12:48:49 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Statement
Hon. D. Shane Gibson, MP
Minister of Labour & National Insurance:
I am deeply saddened
by the death of Mrs. Theresa Huyler, M.B.E. A pioneer and inspiration
to women in the Bahamas trade union movement, Mrs. Huyler served as 2nd
Vice President as well as 1st vice President of the Bahamas Public
Mrs. Huyler was an extraordinary woman who played
a critical role in the development of the Women’s Branch of the BPSU
and was instrumental in increasing the level of education and training
for women in the trade union movement...
NCTUB on the passing of Sister Nelerene “Nell” Harding
- May 16, 2016 - 12:03:24 PM
The National Congress of Trade Unions Bahamas (NCTUB) is deeply saddened
by the passing of a trade unionist extraordinaire Sister Nelerene
“Nell” Harding. This outstanding trade unionist has served the trade
union movement for over thirty years with excellence. Nell came up
through the ranks of the movement serving as AAAWU Shop Steward for the
Flight Attendants, Trustee, and Treasurer, becoming President in 2003
and served with distinction until her passing...
Hon. Shane Gibson on the Passing of Nelarene Harding
- May 13, 2016 - 11:39:54 AM
Message of Condolences on the Passing of Ms. Nelarene Harding, President
Of The Airport Airline and Allied Workers Union from the Hon. D. Shane
Gibson, Minister of Labour, National Insurance and the Public Service:
is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of one of the
stalwarts in the Labour movement, Ms. Nelarene Harding, President of the
Airport, Airline and Allied Workers Union, which represents
non-managerial workers of Bahamasair and Nassau Flight Services...
Bahamas Ministry of Sports on the passing of Natasha Newbold
- Apr 22, 2016 - 9:30:52 AM
On behalf of the Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture, I
extend our condolences to the immediate family, extended relatives and
friends of the late Natasha Newbold.
It is with sincere sadness to have learned of the passing of Natasha
Newbold, one of out great pioneering women in sports and perhaps the
greatest female power lifter known to The Bahamas.
Natasha was a fierce athlete, and fearless when it came to her
competitors in sport...