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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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Dr. Myles Munroe, Pastor Ruth Munroe and Dr Richard Pinder Funeral Dates Announced - Nov 14, 2014 - 6:18:09 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - The Home Going Service for Dr. Richard Pinder will be held on Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, at Bahamas Faith Ministries International Diplomat Center located on Carmichael Road in Nassau, Bahamas.

On Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, the Life & Contributions of Dr. Myles and Pastor Ruth Munroe will be celebrated during a National Memorial Service of Thanksgiving & Praise. We anticipate hosting this event at one of our major national facilities that will announced as soon as all official confirmations have been realized.

The official Funeral or Home Going Service for Dr. Myles and Pastor Ruth Munroe will be held on Thursday, December 4th 2014, at Bahamas Faith Ministries ...

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Messages of condolence pour in for Myles Munroe and plane crash victims - Nov 14, 2014 - 3:25:00 PM

Messages of condolences have poured in for those who perished in the horrific November 9th plane crash in Grand Bahama.

Those who perished were: Myles Egbert Munroe age 60 years of New Providence; Ruth Ann Munroe age 60 years of New Providence;
Stanley Jerome Thurston age 62 years of New Providence; Richard Howard Pinder age 59 years of New Providence; Frankan Demeyer Cooper age 35 years of New Providence; Ashley Lavard Parks age 34 years of Sandilands Village Road; Radel Hanna Parks age 33 years of East Infinity Close, Sandilands Village Road; Diego De Santiago age 38 years of Los Angeles, U.S.A.; Johanan Manifest Parks age 5 years of Sandilands Village Road.
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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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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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Dr. Myles Munroe Memorial Service and Funeral Announced - Nov 14, 2014 - 1:40:31 PM

Nassau, Bahamas -
The Home Going Service for Dr. Richard Pinder will be held on Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, at Bahamas Faith Ministries International Diplomat Center located on Carmichael Road in Nassau, Bahamas.

On Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, the Life & Contributions of Dr. Myles and Pastor Ruth Munroe will be celebrated during a National Memorial Service of Thanksgiving & Praise...


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Brave Davis remarks at Pastor Myles Munroe et al worship - Nov 12, 2014 - 2:28:22 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Remarks by DPM Hon. Philip Brave Davis on the Occasion of Service of Praise and Worship in Memory of Pastor Myles Munroe et al :

Good Evening

Tragedy often shakes faith, but we should not allow it to uproot its foundation – even amid this horrible loss of life. There is a time for all of us to pass from this world to the place that has been prepared for us. Nothing can delay us from that moment – no skill, no artistry, no knowledge, no competence, no experience – nothing. No one knows the time or place, as recorded in the Book of Life. Our faith is steadied by our grasp and adherence to “lean[ing] not on our own understanding
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Bishop Walter Hanchell‏ on the passing of Dr. Myles Munroe - Nov 11, 2014 - 4:04:13 PM

We are profoundly saddened on the sudden and tragic death of Dr. Myles Munroe, world renowned pastor, author and teacher. The Bahamas has lost one of our finest sons and one we deem to be a national hero. Dr. Munroe has impacted more lives globally than any other Bahamian in history and has touched persons from every segment of our society with his inspirational and motivational messages on Purpose, Leadership and the Kingdom of God. He has left a legacy of hope and empowerment for many generations to come and millions of followers around the world.

Myles Munroe was a true leader who practiced what he preached. He was sincere in fighting for righteousness and justice and was concerned about the state of our nation. He offered godly solutions to our social problems and was a man of great wisdom and impeccable character. His love for the Bahamas was seen by all...
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The FNM sends condolences on the passing of founding father, Warren Levarity - Nov 11, 2014 - 10:02:13 AM

The Free National Movement is saddened by the death of Warren Levarity,  a founding Father of our great party. Mr. Warren J. Levarity was the former MP for West End & Bimini, and former Minister responsible for Out Island Affairs.
As a young man, Mr. Levarity was from an early age in the forefront of the struggle for Majority Rule, particularly in his home Island of Grand Bahama, where he was elected in the pivotal elections of 1967, which ushered in Majority Rule. As one of the Ministers in the First PLP Cabinet, Mr. Levarity showed the depths of his love for democracy and the empowerment of ordinary Bahamians, when he caused the first White Paper  calling for...
Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis on the passing of Pastor Myles Munroe - Nov 10, 2014 - 8:46:05 PM

On behalf of my wife Patricia and the Free National Movement family, I wish to express my deepest sympathy to the Bahamas Faith Ministries family on the tragic loss of my friend Pastor Myles Munroe and his wife Ruth, Dr. Richard Pinder, his long time colleague, Co-founder of BFM and Assistant Senior Pastor, Youth Pastor Lavard Parks, Captain Stanley Thurston and other colleagues accompanying him.

Tonight my heart is heavy and like millions around the world we are deeply saddened by this tragic loss of one of the worlds most noted spiritual leaders and teachers. This tragedy is both difficult to comprehend and accept but we know that Pastor Myles and his colleagues and family all enjoyed a deep and personal relationship with God and as such are resting in his arms.
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Latore Mackey Given Home-Going at Voice of Deliverance - Sep 18, 2014 - 12:24:07 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The Home-Going Service for the late Latore Mackey was held on Saturday at Voice of Deliverance Disciple Center Temple, officiated by Apostle Leon Wallace.  Mr. Mackey, 37, former Deputy Director of Bahamas Information Services assigned to the Office of the Prime Minister, was killed tragically on August 25.

Home-Going Service condolences were given by Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, who spoke of Mr. Mackey’s dedication to his country, and by Director General of Bahamas Information Services Mr. Luther E. Smith, who gave insight into Mr. Mackey’s diligence and professionalism...
Remembering Keith ‘Seven-Footer’ Mullings - Sep 16, 2014 - 11:55:34 PM

The Grand Bahama Sports Council joins with the Grand Bahama Basketball community in offering condolences on the passing of Keith R Mullings this past weekend.

Grand Bahama has lost a sports legend and we will forever remember Keith “Seven Footer” Mullings and the game he loved.

An avid athlete during his younger days, Keith contributed much to the game of basketball on Grand Bahama both at the local and national level. He was one of the pioneer players who helped to develop the YMCA basketball league while playing for the Citi Bank Chargers...

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Education ministry statement on the death of Ms. Jewel Dean - Sep 4, 2014 - 1:04:17 PM

On behalf of the management and staff of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, I wish to convey deepest sympathy to the family of the late Jewel Dean, Senior Education Officer-Performing Arts in the Department of Education.

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, and indeed The Commonwealth of The Bahamas has lost a precious jewel in its crown. Ms. Dean gave stellar and committed service to our nation during her forty-two year career in education. She has impacted many of our citizens throughout her life and there is a great sadness on her passing.

Jewel Dean entered the public service in 1972 as a Teacher and was posted at Stephen Dillet Primary School. While teaching, she pursued teaching qualifications and graduated from the Bahamas Teachers College with a Teachers Certificate endorsed by University of the West Indies.

Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture On the Passing of Samuel 'Sam' Haven - Aug 28, 2014 - 5:26:31 PM

Nassau, Bahamas- The Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture wishes to extend its most sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Samuel “Sam” Haven on his passing.  Sam, as he was affectionately known, was one of the finest all around sportsmen that this country has produced.  Sam was also extensively involved in sports administration.  

In his early years Sam was one of the country’s leading soccer players, a sport that he devoted a good portion of his life to.  He was also very instrumental in the formation and administration of the Bankers Softball League in which he also engaged as a player in that league. 

Bahamas Football Association mourns loss of Past President, Sam Haven - Aug 28, 2014 - 4:03:32 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Today the Bahamas Football Association mourns the loss of one of its greats. Sam Haven, a  Past President of The Bahamas Football Association passed away this morning in Florida.

Sam was a talented and skilled soccer player with the United Football Club, formerly Nick's Body Shop, where he played with such notables as Brian Serville, Peter Daniels, Andy Guilluime,  Steven Bellot and Lionel Haven. He later became coach and president of the club guiding the club to numerous National Championships. He served as president of the Bahamas Football Association and was responsible for the formation of the New Providence Football league and the introduction of women's football into the league.

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Prime Minister Christie's Funeral Tribute for the Late Edmund Spenser Moxey - Aug 1, 2014 - 2:28:45 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - The following are remarks made by the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth  of The Bahamas at
the funeral for Edmund Spenser Moxey held at
Parish Church of The Most Holy Trinity:

When I heard of the passing of Edmund Spenser Moxey last Monday morning, I immediately released a statement expressing sadness over the loss of a man who had not only etched his name in glory as a frontline soldier of the Peaceful Revolution but who had also been revered for decades as an authentic cultural icon of the modern Bahamas.

In that statement I expressed to Ed’s widow, Sylvia, and to his children and wider family my personal condolences and the sympathies of the entire nation. I renew those sentiments here this morning...
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Prime Minister Christie pays tribute to the late Paul "Diamond" Knowles‏ - Jul 12, 2014 - 1:26:27 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Enclosed are remarks by The Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, M.P. Prime Minister:

I’ve been in Antigua for the past several days, attending the annual CARICOM Heads of Government meeting but there was never any question that I would have to cut my trip short so that I would be back here in time for this home-going service for Paul Knowles, my homeboy from the Valley, my dear friend of so many years, my colleague in so many common endeavours over the years, including politics, the practice of law, and Junkanoo; a man who left his mark in so many positive ways on so many lives, and upon the art and culture of our beloved Bahamas...
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