Photos of State-Recognized Funeral of Former Senator Edwin Brown
- Feb 7, 2016 - 11:50:01 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Honourable Senators both Government and Opposition
including Attorney General and Leader of Government Business in the
Senate the Hon. Allyson Maynard, and Leader of Opposition Business the
Hon. Carl Bethel, Members of Parliament, and Cabinet Ministers led by
Acting Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis, and Opposition Leader the
Hon. Hubert Minnis, attended the state-recognized funeral of former
Senator Edwin Brown at Bethel Baptist Church, Friday, February 5, 2016.
The Hon. Carl Bethel led Opposition Senate Members in a march from the
Senate to the church with the procession and the former member's body.
Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor-General
State-Recognized Funeral announced for Edwin 'Wykee' Brown
- Jan 29, 2016 - 11:45:43 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Cabinet Office announced today that a
State-Recognized Funeral will be held for Edwin “Wykee” Brown, MBE,
J.P., former Senator, on Friday, 5th February, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at
Bethel Baptist Church, Meeting Street.
Further, the body will
lie-in-state in the foyer of the Senate, Parliament Square, from 9:00am
on Thursday 4th February until the body departs for the church on
Viewing for the general public will be from 12:00 noon - 5:00pm on Thursday 4th February, 2016...
Grand Bahama Businessman, Edgar J. Outten Jr. Laid to Rest
- Jan 25, 2016 - 10:27:07 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – One of the most successful black Bahamian
businessmen and a key figure in the development of Grand Bahama Island,
Edgar J. Outten Jr. was laid to rest this past Saturday.
The celebration marking the life of the late Mr. Outten was held at the
Community at Heart Tabernacle Church of God of Prophecy on Coral Road,
Prime Minister the Right Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie headed a list of
senior Government officials attending the service and paying his
respects to the family...
Minnis on the passing of Edwin “Vikey” Brown, J.P.
- Jan 21, 2016 - 10:16:46 AM
Enclosed is a Press Statement by Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis Leader Free National Movement passing of Edwin “Vikey” Brown, J.P., Meritorious Council Member, Former Senator and Candidate:
It is with profound regret and
sadness that we in the Free National Movement today mourn the passing of
Edwin “Vikey” Brown, J.P., Meritorious Council Member (MCM), former
Senator and candidate.
On behalf of our Parliamentarians,
Executives, Officers, Meritorious Council Members, Council Members and
supporters, we offer our heartfelt and deepest sympathy to Mr. Brown’s
daughter, Erin and son, Ambrose and his family for their loss.
Minister Strachan on the passing of Anthony Butler
- Jan 10, 2016 - 11:31:44 PM
Statement on Death of Mr. Anthony Butler
Honourable C.V Hope Strachan
Minister of Financial Services and Local Government:
I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. Anthony Butler.
is shocking news. It is hard to absorb. Mr. Butler was not only a
resident in my constituency, but a fighter in the journey for a better
Bahamas through Civics, Community Service and Culture. He will be sorely
BOC President on the loss of Devince Smith
- Dec 22, 2015 - 2:35:58 PM
As president of The Bahamas Olympic Committee, I extend heartfelt
condolences to the family of the late Devince Smith of The Bahamas
Volleyball Federation whose tragic death has saddened the sporting
community in The Bahamas.
gave a lot to sports in The Bahamas, particularly in the sport of
Volleyball, where he worked hard to spread the sport to the Family
Islands and was not only a national coach of the junior and senior men’s
teams, but also one of the few Olympic Level Coaches available in the
Law Firm Pays Tribute to Colin Callender, QC
- Dec 8, 2015 - 9:22:57 PM
Hours after news broke that Colin Callender, QC, passed away Sunday
after a long and courageous battle with cancer, partners of the firm
gathered to pay tribute and pledge ‘Everything Colin stood for will
inspire and drive us.’
“Colin Callender occupied a singular position in the legal community and
the broader world of The Bahamas,” said Lester J. Mortimer, QC, one of
seven partners in the country’s only firm that until Callender’s death
had three practicing attorneys awarded Queen’s Counsel honours...
PM Christie Attends Praise Memorial at Sunset for the Late Alfred Brennen
- Dec 6, 2015 - 9:30:27 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie
attended the Praise Memorial at Sunset, Celebrating the life of Mr.
Alfred Addington Alexander Brennen, on Saturday December 5, 2015, at The
Grants Town Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Pictured left to right:
Prime Minister Christie, President of Bahamas Conference of Seventh Day
Adventists Paul A. Scavella, and President of Northern Caribbean
University in Jamaica; Dr. Leonard Johnson...
Grand Bahama Minister on the Passing of Hilary Jones
- Nov 25, 2015 - 11:12:34 AM
As Minister for Grand Bahama, I wish to express heartfelt condolences to
the family of the late Hilary Jones, who very recently slipped from
time into eternity.
Mrs. Jones was a pioneer in the real estate industry- most notably the
firm Churchill and Jones; which history would recall is the largest and
most prominent real estate firm on Grand Bahama. She broke barriers and
faced obstacles in this arena, during a time that many thought and said
it could not be done. Yet, she succeeded against all odds. It is that
spirit of determination that many of us sought to emulate.
Some of Mrs. Jones professional affiliations & accomplishments include: · serving as Director of The Grand Bahama Real Estate Association...
PM Christie and Cabinet Ministers Pay Respects to the Late Leonard Butler in West End
- Nov 24, 2015 - 12:57:05 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Perry G.
Christie was in West End, Grand Bahama, on Saturday to pay his respects
to the late Leonard Butler, who passed away on November 6, 2015 after a
long illness. A few members of the Cabinet, and officials, also attended
the funeral service including: Minister of Tourism and Member of
Parliament for West Grand Bahama, the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe; Minister for
Grand Bahama,, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville; and Bradley Roberts,
chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party...
FNM Deputy Pays Tribute to Pioneer Hillary Jones, Former G.B Chamber President
- Nov 18, 2015 - 9:07:50 PM
It is with deep sadness that on my own behalf, my family, party leader,
Dr. Hubert Minnis, the entire membership and supporters of the Free
National Movement and in particular East Grand Bahama constituents, that
I extend sympathies and heartfelt condolences to Trevor Johnson, the
lone child of the late Hillary V.E Jones, her siblings and other family
members and friends.
News of Ms. Jones' death this past weekend met with general sadness
throughout our community. She was a Bahamian trailblazer in the real
estate business on Grand Bahama. A fearless and courageous woman with an
unmatched pioneering business spirit, she leaves a remarkable legacy...
State Recognized Funeral for the Late Reverend Hervis L. Bain, Jr. MBE, JP
- Nov 2, 2015 - 10:43:03 AM
The Cabinet Office has announced that a
State-Recognized Funeral will be held for the Late Reverend Hervis L. Bain, Jr. MBE,
J.P., on Friday, 6th November, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s
Native Baptist Cathedral, Meeting Street.
Further, the body will lie-in-repose on
Wednesday 4th November, at St. John’s Native Baptist Cathedral from 10:00am
– 5:00pm. A memorial service will follow at 7:00pm at the same church...
Senator Keith Bell remarks at funeral for the late police superintendent, Nigel Clarke
- Oct 31, 2015 - 12:11:32 PM
Nassau, Bahamas: Remarks by Senator Hon. Keith Bell Minister of National
Security at Full Military Funeral Services for Superintendent of Police
(Retired) Nigel Clarke, Saint Barnabas Anglican Church Wulff and
Baillou Roads Friday 30th October, 2015 11:00 A.M: Salutations: Canon Basil Tynes, Father Stephen Davies, Police Force Chaplain...
Today we pay homage to a life that will be long remembered for
honourable, dedicated and invaluable service to the Royal Bahamas Police
Force and the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Occasions such as this
consistently remind me of the oath and call of sacrificial service that
should be demonstrated by every Bahamian and in particular our law
Kiwanis mourns the passing of Dr. Hervis Bain
- Oct 31, 2015 - 10:26:44 AM
The Kiwanis body mourns the passing of a great Bahamian hero and an
esteemed contributor to the work on Kiwanis not only in the Bahamas, but
in the Caribbean and Eastern Canada in the persons of Dr. Hervis Bain.
Dr. Bain who is also the designer of the country’s national coat of arms passed away this past Sunday. He was 73-years old...
Full military funeral for former director of the Royal Bahama Police Force band
- Oct 30, 2015 - 12:57:36 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Full Military Funeral Service was held at 11am on 30th
October 2015 for the late Nigel Clarke, Superintendent of Police
(Retired), and former Director of the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band at
St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Wulff and Baillou Hill Roads.
following the Funeral Service a procession will leave St. Barnabas
Anglican Church, Wulff and Baillou Hill Roads, travel west on Poinciana
Avenue to Thompson Boulevard, south along Thompson Boulevard culminating
at Internal Security Division...
Bahamas Governor General signs Book of Condolences for the Late Alexander P. Maillis, Former Senator
- Oct 14, 2015 - 4:43:49 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling, seated, signed the book of condolences for the late Alexander
Pericles Maillis, former Senator, on Saturday, October 10, 2015 in the
foyer of the Senate.
She is surrounded by members of the Maillis
family, with widow of Alexander Maillis -- Mrs. Cally Maillis -- just
behind the Governor General, at centre right...
Min. Fred Mitchell on the passing of Ken Perigord
- Sep 29, 2015 - 10:26:49 AM
I learned this evening with great sadness of the
death of my very good friend and benefactor Kenneth Perigord. Words
cannot express the sorrow that I feel over his passing.
was simply a good person. He helped whenever he could. He came to the
rescue always. He was selfless and cared deeply about The Bahamas, his
children, his friends and the civic life of The Bahamas. I admired his
pioneering spirit in business and his contribution to The Bahamas
Petroleum Dealers Association.
Every year at
Christmas he contributed a Christmas tree from his Christmas Tree farm
and business to the Fox Hill...
Remembering Marine Seaman Anfernee Brett Neely
- Sep 28, 2015 - 1:01:08 AM
Coral Harbour Base 27 Sept. (RBDF) – Our hearts are heavy
as we mourn our loss of young Marine Seaman Anfernee Brett Neely earlier today.
Marine Seaman Neely succumbed to injuries he sustained during a boating
accident in Nassau Harbour while on duty on Thursday 17 September 2015.
Neely enlisted in the Royal Bahamas Defence Force as a
member of New Entry 52 on the 10th January 2015. His Entry is largest entry to
date to join the Defence Force with a total of 108 Marines undergoing recruit
training at the same time...
Bahamas Tourism Minister responds to double homicide in Grand Bahama
- Sep 16, 2015 - 11:31:19 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a statement issued
from the Minister of Tourism,
Member of Parliament
for West Grand
Bahama & Biminio n the murder of
Barry and Sheila Johnson:
I am deeply saddened that
the peaceful and family oriented community of Holmes Rock had been disturbed by
the brutal acts of an uncaring, cold and malicious individual who had no value
of life or living.
We have lost two
individuals whose lives were committed to their community and to their country.
Barry was among the cadre of young Bahamians who embraced opportunity. His
employment has been stellar!