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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Latore Mackey Given Home-Going at Voice of Deliverance - Sep 18, 2014 - 12:24:07 PM

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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...
Sports
Remembering Keith ‘Seven-Footer’ Mullings - Sep 16, 2014 - 11:55:34 PM


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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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
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.

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

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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. 

Sports
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.

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

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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...
Community : Obituaries
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...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Major Tribute Bestowed on Former Attorney General Paul L. Adderley - Jul 10, 2014 - 11:28:13 AM

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Nassau, The Bahamas - The building housing the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs has been named after former Attorney General, the late Paul L. Adderley. The new building has been named ‘The Paul L. Adderley Building.”

A ceremony commemorating the event was held on the grounds of the building on John F. Kennedy Drive, Friday, June 27. Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie officially opened and named the building and delivered remarks...
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The Bahamas’ First Commodore Passes - Jul 2, 2014 - 5:59:08 PM
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It is with deep sadness that The Government of The Bahamas learned of the passing of Commodore William Swinley on June 24th in Guernsey.

In October 1976, then Commander Swinley formed The Royal Bahamas Defence Force where he became the first Commodore and served from 1976 to 1981. Former Prime Minister, Sir Lynden Pindling mandated Commodore Swinley to design The Royal Bahamas Defence Force to be patterned after The Royal Navy. As a former British Naval officer, Swinley as Commodore used his skills to implement systems and structures used in The Royal Navy for the Royal Bahamas Defence Force...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Major tribute bestowed on Paul L. Adderley - Jul 2, 2014 - 5:11:52 PM

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Nassau, The Bahamas - The building housing the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs has been named after former Attorney General, the late Paul L. Adderley. The new building has been named ‘The Paul L. Adderley Building.”

A ceremony commemorating the event was held on the grounds of the building on John F. Kennedy Drive, Friday, June 27. Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie officially opened and named the building and delivered remarks...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Former BIS Executive Director Edward Ellis laid to rest - Jun 19, 2014 - 4:59:27 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Government, the Public Service and Staff of Bahamas Information Services bade farewell to retired Executive Director A. Edward Ellis, during a Service of Celebration at St Agnes Anglican Church, Blue Hill Road on Saturday, June 14, 2014.

Amongst those present were: His Excellency Sir Arthur Foulkes, Governor General; Deputy Prime Minister the Hon Philip Brave Davis; Minister of Tourism the Hon Obie Wilchcombe, who also paid tribute; and Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs the Hon Alyson Maynard-Gibson, and Senior Government Officials.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
On the passing of A. Edward Ellis Bahamas Information Services (BIS) - Jun 4, 2014 - 11:31:28 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - It is with great sadness and regret that the BIS family learned of the untimely passing of former Executive Director A. Edward Ellis at the Princess Margaret Hospital on June 3, 2014.

A career public servant, Mr. Ellis served his country with distinction for some 42 years before retiring in March of 2014. During his career he was instrumental in the development of the communications arm of the government at the Bahamas Information Services (BIS), and the archiving of important legislative proceedings of the Parliament in his capacity as editor of The Hansard.

Through the many incarnations of government information, Mr. Ellis’ contribution and professional work in communicating the works of the Bahamas government featured prominently.

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Brad Lundy, Son of Andros and Prince of Entertainment! - Apr 10, 2014 - 10:10:09 AM

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Way back then in Calabash Bay, Andros, Bahamas, some seventy five years ago, Quebell Lundy a hard working farmer and fisherman was preparing to welcome another offspring to the world..to the harsh living on the Out Islands, made delightful by the sheer beauty of the clear waters, beaches, peace,quiet and the joy of church music and little spirits.

His wife Virginia was well on with child..she was real heavy and the midwife, a considerable distance away by donkey.

With the gentle breeze lifting the nearby banana and cane tassels, the midwife shouted praises as the newest Lundy sprang forth; a boy, full of air, as he cried to be in the land.
Columns : Letters to The Editor
"From Brad Lundy to John Doe" - Apr 6, 2014 - 1:31:01 PM

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Dear Editor,

A prolific and major music entertainer in the person of BRAD LUNDY meets his untimely demise in a violent hit and run traffic accident on Tonique Williams-Darling Highway and the media reports the incident as if an unidentified person, a “John Doe” of sorts, is the latest victim of a hit and run traffic accident.

A native of the big yard, Mr. Lundy was known as the ANDROS JERRY BUTLER. Dapper in his dress, a gentleman in his demeanor and deportment, and energetic in his live performances, Brad graced the stages in night clubs and concert halls all across the USA, Canada and the Caribbean...
Community : Obituaries
Bradley Roberts on passing of Dr. Earle M.W. Francis - Apr 3, 2014 - 2:21:21 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - 
Bradley B. Roberts National Chairman Progressive Liberal Party on the passing of Dr. Earle M.W. Francis:

After forty-nine years as a faithful soldier in the army of the Lord and servant leader to his family of churches, the community and to his country in proclaiming the word of God, a giant in the religious and Christian community has passed and with him an era. In a bitter-sweet moment, the Progressive Liberal Party celebrates the life and work of Dr. Earle M.W. Francis while mourning his departure from this life after ninety-two fruitful years.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Bahamas Governor General attends Edmund Moxey celebration service - Mar 31, 2014 - 6:22:33 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes and Lady Foulkes in attendance at the celebration service for Edmund Moxey, March 27, at Bahamas Harvest Church, Prince Charles Drive.

Governor-General Sir Arthur Foulkes brings remarks during the celebration service for Edmund Moxey, March 27, held at Bahamas Harvest Church, Prince Charles Drive...

Pictured from left to right at the celebration service for Edmund Moxey, March 27, at Bahamas Harvest Church, Prince Charles Drive: Loretta Butler-Turner, Dr. Hubert Minnis, Joan Lockhart-Culmer, Lady Foulkes...

Community : Obituaries
First Bahamian Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Passes - Mar 26, 2014 - 2:37:03 PM

The Minister of Health, the Chairman and Board of Directors, Executive Management and staff of the Ministry of Health and the Public Hospitals Authority are saddened by the passing of Dr. George H. Sherman.

Born in Andros to humble parents and educated at St. Johns College, in Nassau. Dr. George Sherman obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lincoln University before attending medical school at Howard University in Washington DC. During his undergraduate medical studies he was the recipient of a Howard University Academic Scholarship and the Alexis Nihon Medical Scholarship...
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Fred Mitchell at the funeral of Eric Morrison of Fox Hill‏ - Jan 27, 2014 - 10:29:32 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - Remarks by Fred Mitchell MP for Fox Hill at the funeral of Eric Morrison of Fox Hill‏:

Once again it is my sad privilege and honour to address a funeral service. The funeral of Eric Morrison is the last of the four funerals that came out of the sad, senseless and tragic shooting of four people on 27th December 2013 on the Freedom Park here in Fox Hill. We are all saddened by the events. I am happy however that the funerals have come to an end without incident and that we have all been able to bury our loved ones in peace.


In the coming weeks, we will begin the design of a memorial to the fallen of Fox Hill for the Freedom Park and will be seeking community input and then there will be a ceremony to mark the occasion...

Community : Obituaries
Roberts: Tribute to the Late Ceaserinia Hepburn, SC (1929-2014) - Jan 20, 2014 - 11:19:40 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a statement by Bradley B. Roberts, National Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party:

I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Deaconess Ceaserinia Hepburn SC. The third daughter of Joseph Hepburn and Edith King of Knowles Settlement, Cat Island, Ceaserinia passed away this morning at Princess Margret Hospital. Ms. Hepburn was the family’s matriarch, a political activist, a long serving PLP supporter and a prayer warrior of the highest order.
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Fred Mitchell, Fox Hill Mp on Weekend Funerals‏ - Jan 13, 2014 - 2:52:51 PM

Nassau, Bahamas -
Enclosed Statement by Fred Mitchell For Fox Hill On Weekend Funerals‏:

Two funerals were held on the weekend for two of the four people killed in Fox Hill on 27th December.  The funerals passed without incident, were peaceful and the  community showed its strong support for the families. I wish to thank the Bahamian community at large, the people of the Fox Hill community, the clergy in Fox Hill and the institutions of the government for their support at this trying time in the Village.  I again extend condolences to the families and pledge support to the families of  Clauadzino Davis, Shaquille Demeritte Kelly, who were buried on the weekend.

I pledge continued support to their families and to the families of the other two victims Shanique Sands and Eric Morrisson who will be buried in the coming weeks
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