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Dr. the Hon. Ewart Brown Press Statement on the Passing of Prince Philip - Apr 9, 2021 - 6:39:13 PM

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See enclosed Statement from Dr. the Hon. Ewart Brown, former Premier of Bermuda on the passing of The Duke of Edinburgh:

Wanda and I would like to extend our deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family on the passing of The Duke of Edinburgh.

On Prince Philip's visit to Bermuda in 2009, we found him to be thoughtful, engaging, and witty — an energetic and delightful presence for all who encountered him...
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Bahamas Democratic Movement: Condolences on the passing of the Minister's Son - Dec 4, 2020 - 11:10:39 AM

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Today it is with great sadness that I extend sorrowful condolences to The Hon. Romauld Ferreira, Member of Parliament for Marathon and the Minister of the Environment and Housing and his family on the passing of his son.  

“The Ferreira family are close to my family, our children school to together,” recounted BDM Leader Stuart. With fewer words than usual, Mr. Stuart...
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Statement of condolences to Deputy Prime Minister on behalf of the IDB’s Country Representative - Oct 30, 2020 - 7:12:12 PM

At this time, we at the Inter-American Development Bank Country Office Bahamas extend our condolences to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Hon. K. Peter Turnquest on the passing of his mother.

We know this moment is filled with profound sadness and emotions and we extend our deepest sympathies to his family...
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Christine Snisky-Nixon Tribute - Oct 19, 2020 - 7:04:43 PM

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We are all in grief as we celebrate the life of our friend and colleague Christine Snisky-Nixon. I met her when I moved to Grand Bahama to become Chief Pharmacist of the island. I found her to be smart, honest, hard-working and most importantly, genuine. I meet a lot of fake people in my line of work, folk who just want to see what they can get from you. Christine was just the opposite…she couldn’t be fake even if she tried. And that’s why she and I became not only solid colleagues but grew to be great friends. She became “Chrissy” and I enjoyed when I heard that raspy voice say “Marvelous Marvin”.

When I left Freeport and moved to Nassau we stayed in touch. She was passionate about pharmacy practice and education...
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Joseph Darville: Tribute to Patrick Bethel - Jun 2, 2020 - 2:50:13 PM

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While heaven has regained an enlightened soul, we have lost a being of enormous wisdom, knowledge and knowingness. A long-life teacher of exceptional skills, intellect and Patrick was chosen to be the first Bahamian principal of The Bahamas Teachers’ College. Thus, his sense of educational excellence, fair-play, none discrimination and noble humility, fostered  extraordinary elements of traditional commitment and dedication in the souls of our pre and post-Independence trained teachers...
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Announcing The Passing of Dr. Gopal Kshatriya - Jan 15, 2020 - 9:29:52 AM

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The Community of Indians in The Bahamas is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Dr. Gopal Kshatriya on January 14, 2020 at the Princess Margaret Hospital. He was surrounded by his loving wife Mrs. Chitra Gopal Kshatriya, family, friends and colleagues.  Dr. Gopal as he was fondly known, was born in Hubli, India on January 15, 1946, moving on to glory just shy of his 74th year. In 1988, he came to The Bahamas with his wife Chitra and children and was a medical practitioner for the past 44 years at the Princess Margaret Hospital, and as a family practitioner for the Department of Public Health.

Dr Gopal Kshatriya is survived by wife, Mrs. Chitra Gopal Kshatriya; children: Dr. Shilpa Kshatriya and Kiran Kshatriya; son-in-law: Rajiv Chauhan; grandchildren: Kunika and Gurish Singh Chauhan; sister-in-law: Rani Chauhan; brother-in-law: Gautham Krishnaiah; sister: Mrs. Gayathri Krishnaiah...
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Bahamas Gov't Tribute to the Late John 'Chippie' Chipman - Sep 14, 2019 - 7:50:19 AM

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Bahamian ​Junkanoo Legend, John “Chippie” Chipman passed away on Monday September 9t​ h​, 2019 at 90 years of age. His career spanned more than six decades. The world knows Bahamian Culture due to the life and works of Mr. Chipman. He would have touched every continent with his goatskin drum, and has earned his reputation as a prolific Junkanooer, dancer and champion drummer.

“​Chippie​”, as he was affectionately called, received both national and international recognition for his outstanding contribution to nation building. He was honored and enlisted as a Member of the British Empire (M.B.E.), a recipient of The Bahamas Merit Award, Tourism Lifetime Achievement Award, The Junkanoo Legends Circle Award...
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Bahamas State Recognized Funeral for Emmanuel E. Osadebay - Sep 13, 2019 - 11:33:11 PM

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A State Recognized Funeral was held for the Hon. Mr. Justice (Retired) Emmanuel E. Osadebay at St. Agnes Anglican Church, Baillou Hill Road, on Friday, September 13, 2019. Interment was at St. Agnes Cemetery.

"Justice of Appeal Osadebay had the distinction of serving The Bahamas at three different levels of the Judiciary; as the Stipendiary and Circuit Magistrate, a Justice of the Supreme Court and a Justice of Appeal.  He also practiced at the private Bar with distinction for several years after leaving the Magistracy pro to his appointment to the Supreme Court Bench in February, 1994."
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Remembering Ben& Judy Rose - Jun 11, 2019 - 6:30:26 PM

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Staff and management of Garden of the Groves and the Garden Cafe are heartbroken about the passing of Ben and Judy. Ben was employed by the Garden of the Groves sister company, Grand Bahama Nature Tours, as a snorkel and kayak guide, from 2002 until 2017 when he retired to continue to immerse himself in  the creation of paintings that represented the Grand Bahama environment on land and below the sea!

Ben and Judy were such an important part of the Garden of the Groves and Grand Bahama Nature Tours Family and our memories are such happy ones! May they Rest In Peace...
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Donald 'Come on Down Now' Roberts Obituary - Mar 9, 2019 - 1:17:09 PM

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Don (to all of us) was a man who lived his life to the fullest.

He was a man who put his all into everything he did - so that he built an impeccable reputation in Business, Fishing, Shooting or whatever his activity.

He lived a full life so much so that in spite of all the physical pain and misery he suffered, especially these past 4 years, he didn’t want to leave it. His full life was rewarded with great material success, especially in his last 20 years when he established the Ace Dealership in Dolly Madison and built one of the most successful businesses in Freeport if not the Bahamas using his personality and skill, especially in merchandising and customer relations built over a lifetime of accomplishments.

As I have said before, Don’s business success was no accident: he made sure he had his numbers and he studied them fastidiously.

In the past 3 years, in particular, we his family, friends, his staff and close acquaintances have suffered with Don over his declining health. Through it all, with
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Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce on the loss of Donold Roberts - Feb 7, 2019 - 7:41:10 PM

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The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce mourns the loss of a major Business Icon.  Mr. Donold "Don" Roberts and his business establishment, General Leasing (Dolly Madison), became a member of the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce during its early inception and continues to the present time. Mr. Robert's contributions over the years to the community of Grand Bahama has evolved into a legacy.  His signature cigar and famous "Come on Down" will long be remembered.  In 2009 Mr. Robert's was the recipient of The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year Award...
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Memorial Concert Held to Honour Cultural Icon Audrey Dean-Wright - Feb 5, 2019 - 6:50:36 PM

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The late Audrey F. Dean-Wright had an almost infectious enthusiasm and excitement for the arts that was paralleled by her fierce commitment to educating and enlightening the youth who were drawn to her.

As an educator, she shared her knowledge without reservation; as a choir director, she poured her passion into her young charges; and as a patriot, she diligently cultivated a sense of community and allegiance to good citizenship...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Former Cabinet Minister, Ervin Knowles dies at 84 years - Jan 21, 2019 - 8:00:58 PM

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Mr. Ervin Knowles, a former Cabinet Minister and Member of Parliament, has passed away at the age of 84 years.

Mr. Knowles was born in Nassau on May 17, 1934 to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Knowles.

He attended Eastern Junior and Senior schools, and St. John’s College in Nassau.

A building contractor and land developer, Mr. Knowles was first elected to Parliament in 1977 as a member of the Bahamian Democratic Party, but resigned from the party in June 1978...
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PM Minnis on Bradley Roberts' Passing - Oct 25, 2018 - 8:09:21 PM

Cabinet Office announces the sudden passing today of former Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister Bradley Roberts.

A noted and successful businessman, Bradley Roberts was dedicated to public life. He served for 40 years in the front line of politics, twenty-five as a Member of Parliament. He was dedicated to the Progressive Liberal Party, his political home, and up to his retirement from the front line in October 2017, was the National Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party.

He served as Minister of Works and Utilities and was also a former Minister of Immigration.  As well as being Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party, he was Deputy Chairman of the Bahamas Telecommunications Company..
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Bradley Roberts dies at age 74 - Oct 25, 2018 - 4:00:57 PM

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Former Cabinet Minister and Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts died today, the PLP has confirmed.

According to media reports he collapsed and was not able to be revived.

He was 74.

"He was sworn in as Minister of Works and Utilities on May 07, 2002 – five days after the PLP’s victory in the 2002 general election.  He captured the Bain and Grant’s Town House of Assembly seat in the balloting..."
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Governor General Pays Respects to Family of the Late Police Inspector Carlis Blatch - Sep 17, 2018 - 8:05:17 PM

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Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling paid respects to the family of late Aide-de-Camp to the Governor General, Police Inspector Carlis Blatch at their home in Yellow Elder on Sunday, September 16, 2018.  Photos show the Governor General visiting with the family and presenting flowers to them.

BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson...
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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...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
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...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
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)...
Community : Obituaries
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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