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Rotary installs 4 prominent Grand Bahamians
By Rotary Club of Grand Bahama
Nov 5, 2019 - 1:50:27 PM

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Newly installed Rotarians stand for a group photo at the end of an invigorating meeting. Pictured are Club Service Director; Mercynth Ferguson, Newly installed members; Kyria Worrell, Emrick Kevin Seymour, Martina N. Ferguson and Donna Christie-Ferguson. Supporting members include; RCGB President, Christine Fields; Vocational Service Director; Angelika Christie and Rotary District 6990 District Governor, Ray Williams. (Photo by Rotarian Donovan Bowe)

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Saturday November 2nd, 2019 was an important day in the lives of four upstanding residents of Grand Bahama Island, it was the day that they were installed as Rotarians in the newly chartered Rotary Club of Grand Bahama. Emrick Kevin Seymour, Kyria Worrell, Martina Ferguson and Donna Christie-Ferguson were installed by District 6990 Governor Ray Williams. The well attended meeting took place at the Grand Bahama Yacht Club. Imparted were encouraging words from District Governor Williams on the importance of service above self and a mandate for Rotarians to seek like-minded individuals to join Rotary. The club’s president, Christine van der Linde expressed her elation for having four new members join the Rotary family and urged all members to love and support one another and always lend a helping hand to those in need when possible. The affair was an elegant Bahamian breakfast meeting which was also shared with the home for the elderly.  President Christine felt that although there is a crisis, in the midst of it all the hardworking dedicated members needed a pick me upper and decided to have the food catered by the ‘Better to serve you’ restaurant; she also emphasized Rotary’s commitment to patronize local businesses.

The newly installed members are as follows;


Emrick Kevin Seymour, Sr. Deputy Commissioner of Police - Emrick Kevin Seymour is a veteran Police Officer, having embarked on a Policing career in the Royal Bahamas Police Force some years ago.  His devotion, commitment, dedication and unrelenting resolve as a Police Officer, has resulted in his various promotions steadily through the ranks of the organization to his present position of  Deputy Commissioner of Police. This position also allowed him to act as Commissioner of Police, during the absence of the Commissioner on thirteen (13) separate occasions.

He has received international regional, personal and professional training in the United States, Canada, Australia, the wider Caribbean Region and The Bahamas.  He is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Executive Institute (NEI) and the Chief Executive Leadership Program (CEL) - Southern Police Institute, Springfield Maryland – in conjunction with the University of Louisville.  Mr. Seymour is the holder of a Management

Degree from The College of The Bahamas, and a Certified International Risk Management Designation (CIRM) - Chartered Institute of Bankers, Scotland.

He is the recipient of the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s Medal for Meritorious Service and Long Service, and Good Conduct. 

A man of strong faith and conviction, he is an active member and worshipper of the St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Freeport, Grand Bahama where he is currently serving as a congregational steward and praise and worship leader.  His inspiration comes from the biblical passage found in 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind”.   He firmly holds the belief that “Anything that is worth doing, is worth doing well”!


Martina Ferguson is a proud Grand Bahamian and a mother of three (3) children. She is a results-oriented individual with excellent communication and people skills, which enables her to effectively work with various teams at her place of employment; and in the community.

She is currently employed as a Technician in the Planning Department at the Grand Bahama Power Company.   Martina is passionate about safety and currently serves as chairman of the Safety Committee, Transmission/Distribution Plant.  She is also a member of JOHSC Committee. 

In 2003 she graduated from the Bahamas Maritime Training Institute, Nassau, Bahamas and Marine Technical Institute, Fort Lauderdale, Florida with STCW 95 Maritime Training Certificate and Captain B License, respectively.

In her spare time she loves to go to the ocean as boating is her second passion.


Kyria Worrell, Born and raised in Freeport Grand Bahama, Kyria Worrell  is the middle child of Keith and Nicola Worrell.

Following her graduation from Bishop Michael Eldon High School, she briefly attended the then College of the Bahamas before earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Virginia.

Always open to opportunities for growth and learning, she is a Certified Human Resources Professional (SHRM-SCP) and has spent more than 10 years working in the Human Resources field.

In her spare time she is an avid reader and enjoys various creative and crafting pursuits.


Donna Christie-Ferguson is a Financial Executive with over 30 years of broad experience in all aspects of accounting, auditing and financial management. A results oriented decisive leader with a proven ability to consistently remain productive in an extremely high pressure time sensitive environment. Recognized for strong work ethic, integrity, leadership, professionalism and respected as a contributing team player.   She is currently employed with Equinor South Riding Point.

Donna is fun loving.  She loves to entertain, travel and meet people.

She has one adult son, Sergio; and is married to James Ferguson.

About the Rotary Club of Grand Bahama

The Genesis of the Rotary Club of Grand Bahama was conceived at a small kitchen table in the home of Christine van der Linde by Rotarians Christine, Rengin Johnson, Malvese Capron and Jackie Russell. The group expanded to a larger table in her home, then on into the Chamber of Commerce office. All along the way, the ladies were encouraged by immediate past District Governor Drew Monghan who, in tandem with Ligia Corredor of the Rotary Club of Miramar-Pines, were instrumental in making the Rotary Club of Grand Bahama a reality. The Rotary Club of Grand Bahama meet every other Saturday at the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce

Emrick Kevin Seymour, Sr. officially installed as a Rotarian being pinned by Rotary Club of Grand Bahama President, Christine van der Linde (Photo by Rotarian Donovan Bowe)

Donna Christie-Ferguson, Sr. officially installed as a Rotarian being pinned by Rotary Club of Grand Bahama Vocational Service Director; Angelika Christie (Photo by Rotarian Donovan Bowe)

Martina Ferguson officially installed as a Rotarian being pinned by Rotary Club of Grand Bahama Club Service Director; Mercynth Ferguson (Photo by Rotarian Donovan Bowe)

Kyria Worrell officially installed as a Rotarian being pinned by Rotary Club of Grand Bahama President, Christine van der Linde (Photo by Rotarian Donovan Bowe)

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