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Senator Glinton Lauded as ‘An Outstanding Bahamian’ - Dec 18, 2014 - 8:34:41 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Former Senator, the Hon. Lawrence Hugo Glinton was laid to rest on Thursday, December 18. A state-recognized funeral was held at St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church on Virginia Street. In attendance was Prime Minister, the Right Hon. Perry G. Christie who said that Senator Glinton was an ‘outstanding' Bahamian’ and a good man who served this country well.

“Senator Glinton was a good Bahamian who never wavered or even blinked in the furtherance of his political commitment to assist in the progress of this country, which he loved so much,” said Prime Minister Christie. “I knew him, I respected him and I admired him...”

Bahamas Baseball Federation offers condolences on the passing of James Wood - Dec 11, 2014 - 1:52:51 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a statement from the Bahamas Baseball Federation:

On Behalf of President Craig KEMP, BBF Executives and its Membership:  

We wish to extend our condolences to the Family and the BBA Administration on the passing of Mr. James 'Jim' Wood.

May the Lord continue to guide and strengthen the family during this most difficult time. 

Bahamas Olympic Committee On the Passing of Mr. James "Jim" Wood - Dec 10, 2014 - 4:37:47 PM

The Bahamas Olympic Committee mourns the sudden passing of Mr. James "Jim" Wood, President of the Bahamas Baseball Association an Associate Member of the Committee.

Jim as he was affectionately called in the sporting fraternity was a mild mannered giant who was passionate about sports and the sport of baseball.
Secretary General, Romell Knowles who worked closely with Jim over the pass months said, " Jim and I had many meeting in the last few months , discussing the future of baseball in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Admittedly the meetings were at times contentious and lively but always respectful, It was at these meetings I got to know President Wood...
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Roberts: Condolences on the passing of Warren J. Levarity CMG - Nov 11, 2014 - 5:16:55 PM

The Bahamas has lost yet another great son of the soil. Mr. Warren J. Levarity, a former member of both chambers of the House has passed at the age of 82. Even though he was blessed with a long and productive life and fought the good fight, the PLP family still mourns his passing.

Warren James Levarity was born in West End, Grand Bahama on 25 June, 1932 to Mr. and Mrs. Garnet Levarity. After moving to New Providence at a young age, he attended the Government High School. He would later matriculate the Shaw Business School in Toronto, Canada where he would become a trained Accountant.

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Bahamas Prime Minister expresses condolences on the passing of Warren J. Levarity - Nov 11, 2014 - 12:22:48 PM

Nassau, The Bahamas - The Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas issued the following statement on the passing of former parliamentarian and Cabinet minister in the first Majority Rule Cabinet formed in January in 1967.
I am saddened to learn that former Cabinet minister and Grand Bahama MP, Warren J. Levarity, passed away on Sunday after a lengthy illness. He was 82.

Mr. Levarity was a member of the first PLP cabinet that followed the attainment of Majority Rule in 1967. He served as Minister of Out Island Affairs in that historic cabinet...
Bahamas Hip Hop and Film Industry Mourn the Loss of Manifest and Family - Nov 10, 2014 - 11:33:58 AM

Lavard Parks, known in the hip hop world as Manifest, his wife Radel and their young son Johannan were among those killed in the November 9, 2014 plane crash in The Bahamas with internationally known author and evangelist, Dr. Myles Munroe. Manifest and his wife were recently ordained Youth Pastors at Bahamas Faith Ministries International. The couple had also recently announced they were expecting their second child, due in April 2015. The death of the couple has left the local entertainment community in mourning.

Radel, a graduate of the New York Film Academy was in Atlanta last year furthering her career in film at Savannah College of Art and Design. While in Atlanta, she had the opportunity to meet with Roger Bobb of Bobbcat Studios via the Bahamas Consul General’s Office of Atlanta and submit ...
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State-Recognized Funeral for Mr. Lawrence Glinton - Dec 15, 2014 - 12:02:43 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - The Cabinet Office announced today that a State-Recognized Funeral will be held for Mr. Lawrence Hugo Glinton, M.B.E., Former Senator, on Thursday, 18th December, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary The Virgin Anglican Church, Virginia Street. 

Further, Mr. Glinton will lie-in-state on Wednesday 17th December, 2014, in the foyer of the Senate, Parliament Square from 9:00am until the body departs for the church on Thursday...

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Bahamian cultural icon and former MP honoured - Dec 14, 2014 - 9:42:56 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - For his lifetime of public service to our country in the areas of broadcasting, cultural development and governance, a Bahamian son was honoured on Friday evening and fittingly by a "next generation public servant."
Welcoming those who came in large numbers and thanking her support staff at the Sea Breeze constituency association and the Minister and staff of the Ministry of Works for making the event so special in the life of the Sea Breeze community, State Minister for Transport and Aviation Hon. Hope Strachan led the incorporation of the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony and caroling service into the renaming of the public park in Sea Breeze...
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Dr. Myles Munroe and Pastor Ruth Laid to Rest after Home Going Service - Dec 5, 2014 - 6:18:06 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Dr. Myles Munroe
and his wife Pastor Ruth Ann Munroe were laid to rest on December 4th following a a state-recognized funeral service lasting over 6 hours at the Diplomat Centre at Bahamas Faith Ministries. Hundreds gathered to pay tribute to the Christian evangelist and ordained Pentecostal minister who founded and led the Bahamas Faith Ministries International and Myles Munroe International.

Both Munroe and his wife Pastor Ruth, died on November 9th in a plane crash in Grand Bahama Island. The incident also took the lives of Dr. Richard Pinder; youth Pastors Lavard and his pregnant wife Radel Parks, and their son Johanan Parks, all of Bahamas Faith Ministries International Fellowship; airline pilots Frakhan Cooper and Captain Stanley Thurston,  and American public speaker Diego DeSantiago ...
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Persons Shaped by His Teachings Represent Dr. Munroe’s True Monument Says Prime Minister - Dec 5, 2014 - 12:10:32 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas – At the State-Recognized Memorial Service for Dr. Myles and Pastor Ruth Munroe at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, December 3, Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said Dr. Myles and Pastor Ruth Munroe’s true monument is represented in the two wonderful children they produced, and in many of the leading men and women of our society who were shaped by their teachings and personal example.

The Prime Minister noted Dr. Munroe’s testimony is witnessed in the leaders of our society he greatly influenced and shaped, who will continue his work, and their children “will take the baton and carry on the cause. And that is how great nations are built, brick by brick, one family at a time; one person at a time; one generation at a time, but all moving in the same direction...
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Memorial held for Pastor Lavard Parks and Family - Dec 4, 2014 - 8:05:43 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - A Memorial Service for Bahamas Faith Ministries' youth Pastors Lavard and Radel Parks, and their son Johanan Parks was held
on Wednesday, November 26th at Bahamas Faith Ministries

The young couple, who were expecting a second child
died on November 9th in a plane crash in Grand Bahama Island. The incident also took the lives of Dr. Myles Munroe
and his wife Pastor Ruth Ann Munroe, Dr. Richard Pinder;  airline pilots Frakhan Cooper and Captain Stanley Thurston,  and American public speaker Diego DeSantiago.  Allan Wallace did the other pic

The memorial was a Celebration of their Lives and was supported by their families and friends and people in the film a...
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Bahamas Prime Minister remarks at Dr. Myles Munroe funeral - Dec 4, 2014 - 12:39:06 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Remarks by Prime Minister, The Rt. Hon Perry G. Christie at a State-Recognized Funeral Service for Dr. Myles E. Munroe OBE and Pastor Ruth Munroe delivered on 4th December, 2014 at Bahamas Faith Ministries:

It is my painful duty to once again express the collective sense of grief and loss that we, who comprise the Bahamian nation, all feel over the sudden passing of Dr. Myles Munroe and his wife and partner, Pastor Ruth Ann Munroe, and indeed the other persons - Pastor Dr. Richard Pinder, Pastors Lavard and Rudel Parks and their two children, one of them unborn...
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Prime Minister Christie's Tribute to the late Pastors Munroe - Dec 4, 2014 - 11:32:44 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - Tribute by Prime Minister The Rt. Hon Perry G. Christie at Memorial Service for Dr. Myles E. Munroe OBE and Pastor Ruth Munroe  on 3rd December, 2014:

I stand before you tonight not only as Prime Minister of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas but as a Bahamian, and as a Believer, who joins with Bahamians and Believers everywhere in giving thanks for the life and example of Dr. Myles Egbert Munroe and his devoted partner in marriage and the Christian ministry, Pastor Ruth Ann Munroe.
And in giving thanks for their lives, I also call to mind and give thanks...
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Dr. Myles Munroe Immortalized During Tribute Celebration - Dec 4, 2014 - 1:29:07 AM

Nassau, The Bahamas - The Memorial Service for Pastors Myles and Ruth Munroe took place at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium in Nassau on Wednesday, December 3rd after the Lying-in-Repose of Dr. Myles Munroe and Pastor Ruth Ann Munroe at the Diplomat Centre of Bahamas Faith Ministries earlier tin the day, where the Bahamas Prime Minister, Governor General and other dignitaries paid their respects.

Lasting over 5 hours the memorial service was open to the public and persons flew in from around the globe. The following are only some of those who gave remarks: Pastor David Burrows; Sylvia Jordan; Suzanne Hinn; Morris Cerullo; the Hon. Allyson Maynard Gibson; Attorney General of The Bahamas; Ambassador representing Pierre Nkurunziza, President, Burundi; ambassador for the King of Swaziland; the Hon. Perry G. Christie...
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State Recognized Funeral for Dr. Myles Munroe & Pastor Ruth Ann Munroe: Open to the General Public - Dec 1, 2014 - 2:28:52 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - The Cabinet Office of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas has announced that a State Recognized Funeral will be held for Dr.Myles Egbert Munroe O.B.E and his wife Pastor Ruthann Munroe on Thursday December 4th 2014 at Bahamas Faith Ministries Diplomat Center on Carmichael Road beginning at 10:00am.

The funeral will be open to the general public to attend, however there will be reserved seating for the Family, Senior Government Officials, Bahamas Faith Ministries Members as well as Local and International Dignitaries. The general public is to be advised that there will be no invitations needed to attend the funeral as previously stated. All Bahamians and visitors alike are invited to attend. Special seating and tents will be provided...
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Bahamas public welcomed to pay respects to Pastor Richard Pinder - Dec 1, 2014 - 12:00:03 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Dr. Richard Pinder Senior Vice President of Bahamas Faith Ministries International will lie in repose Monday December 1st 2014 in the Foyer of Bahamas Faith Ministries Diplomat Center from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

The public is invited to pay their respects and sign the book
of condolence.

There will be no public viewing.
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Eulogy by Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Glen Beneby in Memory Of The Late Frahkan Cooper‏ - Nov 25, 2014 - 3:33:00 PM
I rise on this very sad occasion to bring words of condolences on behalf of the Minister of Health, Honorable Dr. Perry Gomez, the Public Hospitals Authority, Institutions, agencies and the entire Healthcare Family in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. As well as, My wife and I, and particularly those of us who had the privilege to have worked with Frahkan. He could be aptly described simply as a positive professional gentleman.

It was in 1998 when his mother Mrs. Flossie Cooper approached me and said:- "Dr. Beneby, My eldest son who was now out of school was working part-time at a Supermarket, and  he was seeking long term employment, would I consider him for a position in the Anesthetic Department (Working along with the physician Anesthesiologists in the operating theatre)."
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PM Hails Former Parliamentarian as ‘A Good Man and a Great Bahamian’ - Nov 21, 2014 - 7:23:25 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Former Cabinet Minister and Parliamentarian, Mr. Warren J. Levarity was laid to rest on Thursday, November 21. A state funeral was held at Christ Church Cathedral, where over three hundred persons gathered to pay their last respects. In attendance at the funeral were, Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, accompanied by the majority of his cabinet, along with leader of the Opposition, Dr. Hubert Minnis and several members of the Free National Movement.

While paying tribute to Mr. Levarity, Prime Minister Christie called him, ‘one of the heroes of the Peaceful Revolution.’ He said that not only was the deceased a ‘good man’ but he was also a ‘great Bahamian.’

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Dr. Myles Munroe, Ruth Munroe, Dr. Richard Pinder, Captain Stanley Thurston and Farkhan Cooper Return Home - Nov 21, 2014 - 9:36:11 AM

All Funeral Dates Announced

Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a statement by Myles Munroe International:

The body of internationally renowned author, speaker and founder of Bahamas Faith Ministries International, the late Dr. Myles Munroe along with his wife Pastor Ruth Munroe, Senior Vice President & Fellowship Pastor of Bahamas Faith Ministries Dr. Richard Pinder, Pilots Captain Stanley Thurston and first officer Frahkan Cooper were all returned to the Bahamian Capital of New Providence on Monday November 17th 2014.

A brief ceremony was held in the hanger of the national flag carrier Bahamas Air and was attended by family members, friends, church members...
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Respects paid to FNM founder, the late Warren J. Levarity - Nov 19, 2014 - 6:15:26 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Member of the original Majority Rule cabinet and a founder of the Free National Movement, the late Warren J. Levarity lay in state, Wednesday, November 19, at the House of Assembly.  Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie paid his respects and greeted the family in the Majority Room of the House of Assembly. 

The Prime Minister signed the Book of Condolence, and had encouraging words for Mrs. Levarity and the children.  The state funeral takes place Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Church Cathedral...

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