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...
Senator Keith Bell remarks at funeral for the late police superintendent, Nigel Clarke
- Oct 31, 2015 - 12:11:32 PM
Nassau, Bahamas: Remarks by Senator Hon. Keith Bell Minister of National
Security at Full Military Funeral Services for Superintendent of Police
(Retired) Nigel Clarke, Saint Barnabas Anglican Church Wulff and
Baillou Roads Friday 30th October, 2015 11:00 A.M: Salutations: Canon Basil Tynes, Father Stephen Davies, Police Force Chaplain...
Today we pay homage to a life that will be long remembered for
honourable, dedicated and invaluable service to the Royal Bahamas Police
Force and the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Occasions such as this
consistently remind me of the oath and call of sacrificial service that
should be demonstrated by every Bahamian and in particular our law
Kiwanis mourns the passing of Dr. Hervis Bain
- Oct 31, 2015 - 10:26:44 AM
The Kiwanis body mourns the passing of a great Bahamian hero and an
esteemed contributor to the work on Kiwanis not only in the Bahamas, but
in the Caribbean and Eastern Canada in the persons of Dr. Hervis Bain.
Dr. Bain who is also the designer of the country’s national coat of arms passed away this past Sunday. He was 73-years old...
Full military funeral for former director of the Royal Bahama Police Force band
- Oct 30, 2015 - 12:57:36 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Full Military Funeral Service was held at 11am on 30th
October 2015 for the late Nigel Clarke, Superintendent of Police
(Retired), and former Director of the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band at
St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Wulff and Baillou Hill Roads.
following the Funeral Service a procession will leave St. Barnabas
Anglican Church, Wulff and Baillou Hill Roads, travel west on Poinciana
Avenue to Thompson Boulevard, south along Thompson Boulevard culminating
at Internal Security Division...
Bahamas Governor General signs Book of Condolences for the Late Alexander P. Maillis, Former Senator
- Oct 14, 2015 - 4:43:49 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling, seated, signed the book of condolences for the late Alexander
Pericles Maillis, former Senator, on Saturday, October 10, 2015 in the
foyer of the Senate.
She is surrounded by members of the Maillis
family, with widow of Alexander Maillis -- Mrs. Cally Maillis -- just
behind the Governor General, at centre right...
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