Lyford Cay Foundations to Partner with Historic Kemp Road Community

With the recent tragedy impacting the Kemp Road community still fresh, Lyford Cay Foundations today met with influential civic leaders and announced plans to form partnerships that will develop and showcase the potential of the historic community’s young people. The initiative to build results-oriented partnerships was introduced by Lyford Cay Foundations Executive Director, Nicola Virgill-Rolle, […]

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Cecil Wallace-Whitfield

Born: 20-Mar-1930 Birthplace: Nassau Died: 09-May-1990 Location of death: Nassau Cause of death: Gender: Male Religion: Ethnicity: Black Occupation: Politician Executive summary: Founder of the FNM. Leader of the political movement in 1970, when eight Parliamentary members left the PLP and became known as "The Dissident Eight". These men formed the Free-PLP but subsequently changed […]

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Roland Symonette

Born: 16-Dec-1898 Birthplace: The Current, Eleuthera Died: 13-Mar-1980 Location of death: His home at Green Roofs, Nassau, Bahamas Cause of death: Pancrearic Cancer Gender: Male Religion: Methodist Ethnicity: Mixed Occupation: Politician, Businessman Executive summary: Sir Roland’s legacy begins with his determination to succeed. As well as facilitating the development of the Bahamas, his shrewd business […]

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Cyril Stevenson

Born: 1914 Birthplace: Died: 6-Nov-2006 Location of death: Nassau, Bahamas Cause of death: Alzheimer’s disease Gender: Male Religion: Ethnicity: Black Occupation: Politician, Journalist Executive summary: Mr. Stevenson became a founder of party politics in The Bahamas when, in 1953, he joined with William (“Bill”) Cartwright and the late H.M (later Sir Henry Milton) Taylor to […]

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Stafford Sands

Born: 23-Sep-1913 Birthplace: Nassau, New Providence Died: 25-Jan-1972 Location of death: London, England Cause of death: Gender: Male Religion: Ethnicity: White Occupation: Politician, Lawyer Executive summary: Sir Stafford was a successful businessman and an undeniable force in Bahamian politics. He owned several important businesses – including Bahamas Gas & Fuel and a number of liquor […]

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Sidney Poitier

Born: February 20, 1927 Birthplace: Miami, Florida Died: Location of death: Cause of death: Gender: Male Religion: Catholic Ethnicity: Black Occupation: Actor/Director/Writer/Diplomat Executive summary: Sidney Poitier grew up in the small village of Cat Island, Bahamas, (though he was born in Miami during a mainland visit by his parents). His father, a poor tomato farmer, […]

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