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...
Minister Glenys Hanna Martin on the Passing of Former Senator the Late Mizpah Tertullien
- May 26, 2015 - 8:45:09 AM
Statement of condolences from Minister of
Transport & Aviation, The Hon. Glenys Hanna Martin on The Passing of
former Senator The Late Mizpah Tertullien:
"More must be done to document the
significant contribution of women in our political life. And more must
be done to record the substantive contribution of women to our national
development in general. This is necessary to create a full and fair
meaning of our historical experience.
Today I extend
condolences to the family of the late Mizpah Tertullien. She was an
accomplished academic, an author and a former Senator and candidate in
the 1972 General Elections which paved the way to our national
Bahamas Attorney General on the passing of Senator Mizpah Tertullien
- May 25, 2015 - 5:58:58 PM
Last week marked the passing of Senator Mizpah
Tertullien, a great Bahamian woman - a visionary and trailblazer.
Senator Tertullien was infected and affected by the
1950s movement for Self Governance and Majority Rule, which eventually led to
Independence. She was a well educated
woman who chose to dedicate herself to public service and the transformation of
The Bahamas. Her weekly newspaper columns “Psychologically Speaking” incited
Bahamians to self-respect and self-love.
It’s is amazing to me that in 2015 we are still wringing our hands about
something that she and so many others more than 50 years ago saw as obvious –
women and men are equal. In advancing the cause of equality, and demonstrating
her usual courage of conviction, she ran as a female candidate.
Memorial set for the late Johnny Kemp in New York
- May 5, 2015 - 11:59:18 AM
New York, NY - A memorial
service for the late beloved Bahamian musical icon, Johnny Kemp will be
held in Harlem, New York on Monday, May 11th at 1pm at St. Phillips
Church, 204 West 13414th Street in The Village.
Kemp died on April 16th in Jamaica at the age of 55.
August 2, 1959, Kemp Johnny Kemp began singing in nightclubs in the
Bahamas at the age of 13. He moved to New York in 1979 with the band
"Kinky Fox." His self-titled debut album came out in 1986 and he scored a
minor hit with "Just Another Lover..."
Edgecombe Hailed As 'A Good and Faithful Servant' by Prime Minister Christie
- Apr 23, 2015 - 1:38:20 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - Prime Minister of The
Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, on Friday during her Service of Thanksgiving,
hailed Deputy Director of Education (Northern Bahamas), Mrs. Sandra Edgecombe,
as a good and faithful servant who served the country well, particularly
10:00am service at First Baptist Church,
attracted hundreds of mourners from all walks of life providing an atmosphere
of celebration rather than sadness for the sudden passing of Mrs. Edgecombe...