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!
Condolences extended to the family of Mr. Brian Francis
- Sep 15, 2015 - 3:47:31 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and the Department of
Education are deeply saddened at this time as we mourn the loss of another
colleague, Mr. Brian Francis. Sincere condolences are extended to his family as
they cope with the unforeseen death of Mr. Francis.
Mr. Francis’ coworkers in reflecting on his
four years in the Stores Department described him as lively, energetic,
respectful and hard-working. He was also characterized as having great
potential. Well liked by his colleagues, Mr. Francis will be deeply missed by
those who worked very closely with him...
St George Family bids fond farewell to Sir Albert
- Sep 1, 2015 - 6:51:42 PM
is a very sad day for us at the Grand Bahama Port Authority. We in the
space of six months have lost two of the three pillars of modern
Freeport" said Sarah St George, GBPA Vice Chairman.
Edward St George, Sir Jack Hayward and Sir Albert worked
happily together for over 30 years and lived long and fruitful lives
achieving much and contributing more. Sir Albert was a larger-than-life
figure, distinguished, statesmanlike and above all a family
man at heart. He was the symbol..."
Sir Albert Described as "A Great Man" by PM
- Sep 1, 2015 - 2:15:50 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon.
Perry G. Christie, on Saturday described the late Sir Albert Miller as a
"great" man and an "authentically great Bahamian."
military service was held at The Pro-Cathedral of Christ the King in
Freeport where people from all walks of life gathered to celebrate Sir
Albert's life. Officiating were the Rt. Rev. Laish Boyd, Bishop of the
Anglican Diocese of The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands; and
Archdeacon Harry Bain, Rector of the Pro-Cathedral of Christ the King...
Bradley Roberts Tribute to Sir Albert Joel Miller and the FOCOL Holdings
- Aug 30, 2015 - 9:42:45 PM
I recently attended funerals of two very
close colleagues - Alfred Bismark Coakley MBE and Sir Albert Joel
Miller - and as I reflected on my dearly departed brothers and
colleagues, the name of another of our brother and friend, Stanley
Alexander Wilson Jr. who died on Oct 5th1990 at a young age of 48,
constantly came to mind.
It was Stanley Wilson who Sir Lynden Pindling had seconded to Grand
Bahama to review and offer advisement to his government on the
transformation of Freeport. It was Stanley Wilson who convinced Edward
St. George and Jack Haywood to sell at market value a number of
Companies that were owned by the Grand Bahamas Port Authority. Freeport
Oil Co Ltd...
PM Christie Describes Sir Albert as a Legend
- Aug 28, 2015 - 6:22:54 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Prime Minister the Right Honourable Perry
Gladstone Christie on Friday morning described the late Sir Albert
Miller as a man of legendary status and one who made a tremendous impact
on the growth and development of Grand Bahama Island and the country as
The Prime Minister was participating in the official
viewing of Sir Albert’s body, which on Friday lay in repose at the
Gerald Bartlett Police Headquarters in Freeport, Grand Bahama...
Tribute to Sir Albert Miller by Obediah Wilchcombe
- Aug 27, 2015 - 4:29:41 PM
One day, the life and times of Sir Albert will be the study of
historians. He sought no fanfare and wanted no praise. He was an officer
and a gentleman “called” to serve and in the end left an unmatched
legacy of social and economic change in the city of Freeport. Fact is,
the sixty year history of Freeport would have been entirely different
had Albert Miller not stepped onto the stage and entered the Leadership
of the Grand Bahama Port Authority.
Sir Albert became the
pivotal player in changing the tone and bringing the proverbial “soul”
into Freeport. His emergence must never be misunderstood or
Attorney General Allyson Maynard Gibson on Sir Albert Miller
- Aug 23, 2015 - 6:20:07 PM
Sir Albert Joel Miller KCMG exemplified the indomitable
Bahamian spirit – one that took him from Long Island to Buckingham Palace and
many accomplishments in between.
I believe that Sir Albert’s commitment to his God and his Church
gave him the foundation and sustenance to make his well-known contributions to
nation building, especially to people...
Prime Minister Christie mourns the passing of Sir Albert Miller
- Aug 19, 2015 - 1:40:50 PM
It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Sir Albert
Miller this afternoon. He was an extraordinary Bahamian whose life
bore the marks of high distinction, first as a law enforcement officer
of legendary courage, intelligence and integrity and then, in the second
part of his life, as an iconic indigenous leader of the growth and
development of the City of Freeport.
Sir Albert, a native of
Long Island, joined the ranks of the Royal Bahamas Police Force in his
teens, and in the ensuing decades earned the respect and admiration of
his fellow officers and the general public alike for his fearlessness
and intelligence in fighting crime. He was a tough cop from the old
school, a policeman of outstanding ability and incorruptibility; a
policeman who, at the same time, carried himself with utmost dignity and
decorum. Indeed he was a born leader whose personal example inspired
Hon. Fred Mitchell on the passing of Sir Albert Miller
- Aug 19, 2015 - 3:04:11 AM
Fred Mitchell MP
Affairs and Immigration Minister:
With his passing I have lost one of my dearest friends,
confidantes, mentors and supporters in Sir Albert Miller.
the Freeport of old, that progressive and bustling
city that was the “Magic City,” Sir Albert is the last man standing in
of St. George, Hayward and Miller and with his passing comes the end of a
significant era in the life of this country and especially the city of
Minister of Grand Bahama on the passing of Sir Albert Joel Miller
- Aug 19, 2015 - 12:20:50 AM
Today is indeed a sad day in The Bahamas and particularly on the
island of Grand Bahama, as we mourn the loss of renowned businessman,
Sir Albert Joel Miller. Sir Albert Miller’s name has become synonymous
with the Grand Bahama Port Authority where he served as President and
co-Chairman for more than thirty years.
However, many people are not
aware that Sir Albert, as he was affectionately called, at the age of 89
leaves behind a legendary story and a remarkable legacy.
Albert, formerly of Long Island, hailed from humble beginnings and
eventually became one of The Bahamas’ most prominent...
Sir Albert Miller dies at 89
- Aug 18, 2015 - 9:08:46 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama –
at the Grand Bahama Port Authority Group of Companies extend our
heartfelt condolences to Lady Laurie Miller and the entire Miller
family, on the passing of Sir Albert J. Miller,
KCMG former Co-Chairman, former President, former Chief Executive
Officer and sitting Director of the Board for The Grand Bahama Port
Authority and Port Group Limited.
The passing of Sir Albert is a great loss not only for our company but also for our community. In his public life, Sir Albert
was a leader in the industry. In his private life, he cherished his family and in turn he was cherished by them...
Homegoing Service for the Late Franklyn "Count Bernadino" Ellis
- Aug 14, 2015 - 2:36:07 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Homegoing Service for legendary
calypsonian, Cultural Warrior, the late Franklyn “Count Bernadino” Ellis
was held on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at W. M. Johnson Auditorium, Joe
Farrington Road, attended by a broad cross-section of the community.
Government officials in attendance to pay their respects included Deputy
Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development the Hon...
Funeral Service for the Late Bismark Coakley
- Aug 10, 2015 - 5:21:46 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Funeral services were conducted for prominent
businessman the late Bismark Coakley on Sunday afternoon at St. Agnes
Anglican Church, Blue Hill Road. Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry
Christie attended and gave condolences.
The Prime Minister is pictured
as he gave tribute to the life of Mr. Coakley; also pictured are family
and friends, including business associate Franklyn Wilson and his
A Tribute to the Life of Alfred Bismark Coakley
- Aug 10, 2015 - 5:00:51 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Bradley B Roberts Tribute to Alfred Bismark Coakley
delivered at the Home Going Service held at St. Agnes Anglican Church on
August 9th 2015:
is a bittersweet occasion for me as I pay tribute to m my lifelong
friend Alfred Bismark. Bitter in that the certainty of death forces us
to sever our fraternal earthly ties and sweet because Alfred has gone on
to meet his Maker, reap his eternal reward and I know that we will meet
again one day.
He was born on King Street here in the iconic and
historic community of Grants Town in humble surroundings. His Dad,
Roderick Coakley Sr., was a Policeman and his dear and precious mom Mary
was a Housewife, but notwithstanding his circumstances...
Sunshine Holdings Ltd statement on the death of Alfred Bismark Coakley
- Jul 29, 2015 - 8:24:34 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – It is with deep sorrow that the Board of Directors of
Sunshine Holdings Limited (SHL) confirms the passing of its Deputy
Chairman, Mr. Alfred Bismark Coakley, M.B.E.
Mr. Coakley died in Doctors Hospital yesterday following a brief illness.
Coakley was a founding member of SHL and served as its first president
from its incorporation before Independence. He served in that role until
his retirement in 2009, at which time he assumed the role of deputy
chairman of the board...
Culture Minister pays tribute to the life of the late Franklin "Count Bernardino" Ellis
- Jul 24, 2015 - 10:46:47 AM
on the passing of Franklin “Count Bernadino” Ellis by Hon. Daniel Johnson:
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture
I join the local cultural community and his
many fans around the world in mourning the passing of Culture Warrior,
Bahamian Icon and patriot and a giant of a man, the inimitable Franklin
“Count Bernadino” Ellis. He had lived a full life at 92 years old.
native of Norman’s Castle, Abaco Count Bernadino honed his musical
skills in the night clubs of Nassau and Jamaica before his big break
came in 1947 after relocating to New York. Working in a restaurant as a
dishwasher, Count would entertain customers during his breaks, perform
with other Caribbean musicians and even enrolled with them at the New
York School of Music...
State-Recognized Funeral Held for Former Senator Mizpah Tertullien
- Jun 1, 2015 - 10:24:15 AM
Bahamas – A State-Recognized Funeral was conducted for the late Mrs.
Mizpah Tertullien, MBE, Former Senator, on Friday morning, May 29, at
St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. Photos show clergy and dignitaries,
family and friends...