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DNA: Condolences on passing of Inspector Carlos Blatch - Sep 12, 2018 - 11:00:04 PM

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I join with the Bahamian people in expressing my deep regret and sympathies upon learning of the shooting incident that took place on our streets here in the Capital, and the subsequent passing of aide-de-Camp Inspector Carlis Blatch, who succumbed to injuries sustained during the said incident.

On behalf of the Democratic National Alliance, our leaders, officers and members, I wish to extend sincere condolences to Inspector Blatchs' family and the Royal Bahamas Police Force family...
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Governor General's Statement on the Death of Inspector Carlis Blatch - Sep 12, 2018 - 8:53:52 PM

Her Excellency, the Governor-General has been informed of the tragic death of Inspector Carlis Blatch, who has served as Aide-de-Camp (ADC) for the past four years. Her Excellency is deeply saddened by this event, inasmuch as Inspector Blatch worked very closely with her in all State matters.

The Governor-General particularly extends sincere sympathy to Mrs. Crystal Blatch and their children and wishes to assure them of her prayers during this time of their bereavement.

Inspector Blatch has been on the staff of the Governor-General for the past 14 years, serving with distinction as the officer in charge of protocol, then as ADC to the Governor-General...
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Governor General Greets Family of Late Chief Justice Isaacs - Sep 6, 2018 - 9:07:59 PM

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Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling gives condolences to the family of the late Hon. Mr. Justice Stephen G. Isaacs, Chief Justice of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, at the Lying-in-State at the Supreme Court on September 6, 2018.  The State Funeral for the Chief Justice will take place September 7 at Christ Church Cathedral. 

(Photos/Peter Ramsay)...
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Passing of David L. Johnson mourned by GBI Tourism Sector - Aug 15, 2018 - 3:43:29 PM

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David Livingstone Johnson, formerly President of the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board passed away, quietly at Princess Margaret Hospital on Tuesday, August 14th, following a brief illness, at the age of 67.

Dedicated to the successful development of tourism in Grand Bahama, Mr. Johnson was influential in the decision to reposition the destination away from the commercial image of “Freeport” in the international marketplace replacing it with Grand Bahama Island.  The term he felt symbolized a multifaceted destination with historic seaside settlements, beaches and cays along with the modern amenities featuring golf, gaming, diving, fishing, soft adventures, shopping and nightlife.

Highly regarded in his role as the technical leader of the Grand Bahama Island
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Funeral for Phenton Neymour set for August 2 - Jul 27, 2018 - 12:16:57 PM

The Cabinet Office announced today that an Official Funeral will be held for the late Mr. Phenton Neymour, former Cabinet Minister and Parliamentarian, on Thursday, 2nd August, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Church Cathedral, George Street. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery, Soldier Road. 

Further, the body will lie-in-state in the foyer of the House of Assembly, Parliament Square, from 9:00 a. m. on Wednesday 1st August until the body departs for the church on Thursday, 2nd August, 2018...
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Bishop Delton Fernander on the passing of Apostle J. Rodney Roberts - Jul 25, 2018 - 1:22:52 PM

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Today, the Christian community mourns the passing of one of it's most prolific soldiers. Many Bahamians knew Apostle J. Rodney Roberts affectionately by the name 'Coffee'. He spent most of his life in the work of bringing souls to the knowledge and love of God. From his days touring public schools leading young people to Christ to the building of a successful church, gospel music career and preaching and prophetic ministries, Apostle Roberts was focused on spreading the gospel...
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Maynard-Gibson Tribute to the Illustrious Basil Sands - Jul 20, 2018 - 11:35:12 AM

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Illustrious Basil Sands loved God. He was devoted to his God and his Anglican Church, while respecting the many ways in which people express their spirituality.

During the Episcopacy of Bishops Eldon and Gomez, Mr. Sands, the Treasurer of the Diocese, who served voluntarily, designed and implemented strategies to strengthen the fiscal foundation of the Diocese. He also served Bishop Boyd and remained available for astute advice. The Bishops and he recognized the need for an holistic approach to decision making.......
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Bahamas Press Club saddened over death of its member Gina Morley - May 7, 2018 - 12:21:09 AM

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President of The Bahamas Press Club 2014 Anthony Capron said it is with profound sadness, the organization notes the passing of Gina Morley, a faithful member and colleague. She died on Thursday, May 3, 2018.

Ms Morley was a former journalist who became an attorney and hosted the genealogy programme “Bahamian Bio” on Sunday nights at 7pm, and the “It’s The Law” legal tips, which aired at various times during the weekday lineup on Guardian Radio.

“Ms Morley was a valued member of The Bahamas Press Club, who contributed much to the progress of the BPC and her sage advice will be sorely missed..."
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Governor General attends funeral of Late George Cox - Mar 28, 2018 - 6:01:07 PM

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Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, along with government officials, attended the funeral of the late George Cox, at St. Anselm's Roman Catholic Church, officiated by Fr. Noel Clarke on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)... 
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Leader of the Opposition on the passing of Theresa Moxey-Ingraham - Mar 20, 2018 - 4:29:50 PM

Statement from the Leader of the Opposition On the passing of Theresa Moxey-Ingraham  20 March 2018

It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of educator, parliamentarian and Cabinet Minister Theresa-Moxey-Ingraham.

As a fellow parliamentarian, I have fond memories of our animated and lively debates in the House of Assembly as we legislated laws and formulated policies in our quest to build a better Bahamas...
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Bahamian Olympian Sir Durward Knowles dies at 100 - Feb 24, 2018 - 4:15:16 PM

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Bahamian sailing legend, and Olympian Sir. Durward Knowles passed away today in Nassau, New Providence.

He competed at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan where he won a gold medal in the Star class together with Cecil Cooke.

Sir Durward turned 100 on November 2, 2017...
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Statement on the passing of Mrs Patricia Bazard - Dec 26, 2017 - 10:43:03 AM


Statement from the Office of the Chairman Progressive Liberal Party On The Passing of Patricia Bazard:

The PLP is saddened this Christmas Day having learned of the passing of Patricia Bazard who is a cultural icon in our country. She was a team with the late Clement Bethel in establishing the formal thrust for public policy in culture in The Bahamas.

She herself was an actor, a story teller, a song bird, a chorister. We have lost an exemplary talent in her passing...
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House of Assembly Laying-in-State of Dr. Nottage - Jul 14, 2017 - 1:30:15 PM

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Widow of the late Dr. Bernard Nottage, Mrs. Portia Nottage (centre) arrives at the House of Assembly with members of the family for the Laying-in-State of Dr. Nottage, July 13, 2017 in the House of Assembly's Foyer. 

Following the family in paying respects were Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Philip Davis, other officials, and the general public...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Prime Minister Minnis on the Passing of Cleophas Adderley Inbox x - Jul 13, 2017 - 1:28:29 PM

The Legacy of Cleophas Adderley


I was in Grenada with other colleagues for the Caricom Heads of Government Conference when we learned of the passing of Cleophas Adderley. We were all deeply saddened because we have lost a brilliant and beloved native son who contributed so much to our country, the region and the world.

Though the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture has already offered condolences on behalf of the Government of The Bahamas...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
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.
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
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.
Community
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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