Bahamas Ministry of Sports on the passing of Natasha Newbold
- Apr 22, 2016 - 9:30:52 AM
On behalf of the Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture, I
extend our condolences to the immediate family, extended relatives and
friends of the late Natasha Newbold.
It is with sincere sadness to have learned of the passing of Natasha
Newbold, one of out great pioneering women in sports and perhaps the
greatest female power lifter known to The Bahamas.
Natasha was a fierce athlete, and fearless when it came to her
competitors in sport...
Death Notice: Kimberly Goodwin Chorniewy
- Mar 31, 2016 - 9:26:43 PM
Layne Goodwin Chorniewy , age 57, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016
peacefully at her home in Jupiter, Fl after a lengthy battle with liver
cancer. She was born September 3, 1958 in Miami, Florida before moving
to Freeport, Bahamas with her parents Gale and Buddy Goodwin.
attended St. Paul's Methodist School and Freeport High School. After
schooling in Freeport it was time for Kimberly to continue her education
in Florida at both Howey-in-the Hills for high school followed by a
degree from Flagler College. An executive career in the hotel industry
followed with numerous stops, one in particular was with the Palm Beach
County Convention and Visitors Bureau...
Former Bahamian Sprint Great Laid to Rest
- Mar 21, 2016 - 10:16:19 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Hundreds attended a Requiem Eucharist for the
life of the late Edwin Luther Kevin Johnson, regarded as one of the
fastest Bahamian sprinters ever, March 19, 2016.
Born September 4, 1952, “Kevin” as he was affectionately called passed
away on March 8th. A semi-military funeral was held in his honour this
past Saturday at the Pro-Cathedral of Christ the King Anglican Church...
Bahamas Tourism Tribute to the Late Felix Seymour
- Mar 18, 2016 - 12:33:24 AM
The Ministry of Tourism, on behalf of the Government and
the People of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, extends deepest
condolences to the family of the late Mr. Felix A. Seymour, educator,
Mr. Seymour began his professional career with the Andros
Island Development Company, Fresh Creek Andros and then moved on to the
Nassau Beach Hotel, as Personnel Manager. Then the Seymour family
relocated from New Providence to Grand Bahama Island,
in 1973. This phase of his career included postings as General Manager
at the Lucayan Harbour Inn and Marina, Port Lucaya...
Ministry responds to shooting death of grade 12 CC Sweeting student
- Mar 13, 2016 - 5:26:18 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – 13th March, 2016 – Officials of the The Ministry of
Education, Science and Technology are deeply saddened to learn of the
shooting death of a 12th grade, male student of the C. C. Sweeting
Senior High School. Heartfelt condolences are extended to the family of
the victim and our thoughts and prayers are with them and the C.C.
Sweeting Senior High School family as well.
While the incident
occurred outside school hours, we are nonetheless concerned about the
well-being and safety of all students. Reports are that the young man
was walking in the Flamingo Gardens area, when a vehicle approached, he
was shot and the occupants sped off.
C.O.B. statement on the passing of Dr. Donald T. Gerace
- Mar 9, 2016 - 2:02:47 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Dr. Donald T. Gerace, 83, of Port Charlotte, Florida,
passed away peacefully March 6th, 2016 after a brief and sudden illness.
Dr. Gerace was an educator whose passion for the marine sciences,
archaeology, geology, and biology of the Caribbean inspired the
scholarship of many students and researchers. A selfless person, Don
Gerace dedicated his life to the work of the Gerace Centre and over the
past 40 years, ensured that Bahamian students had access to countless
scholarship opportunities in the United States. He received the Lady
Sassoon Golden Heart Award in 2010. In 2011, he wrote a book entitled
"Life Quest: Building the Gerace Research Centre, San Salvador, Bahamas"
an autobiography about Don, his family and the history of the Gerace
Funeral in Harbour Island, Eleuthera, of "Ma" Ruby Percentie
- Mar 1, 2016 - 9:35:08 AM
HARBOUR ISLAND, The Bahamas – Funeral Services were held for well-known
Harbour Island community activist, businesswoman and matriarch, the Late
Nola Ruby Hanna Percentie, affectionately known as “Ma,” on Saturday
morning at St. John’s Anglican Church, Harbour Island, officiated by
Father Kirkland Russell. Governor General Her Excellency Dame
Marguerite Pindling attended.
Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry
Christie gave a tribute at the funeral, and so did Minister of Tourism
the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe. A number of Government Ministers, Members of
Parliament, and officials also attended...
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...