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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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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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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Clement Maynard

Born: September 11,1928 Birthplace: Died: October, 2009 Location of death: Nassau, The Bahamas Cause of death: Gender: Male Religion: Ethnicity: Black Occupation: Politician, Activist Executive summary: Sir Clement Maynard was educated in Nassau, the United States and the UK. A political activist, he was appointed to the Senate and named a Minister of Senate in […]

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Amos Ferguson

Born: February 28,1920 Birthplace: Exuma. The Bahamas Died: October 19, 2009 Location of death: Nassau, The Bahamas Cause of death: Gender: Male Religion: Ethnicity: Black Occupation: House Painter, Folk Artist Executive summary: One of 14 children of a Baptist preacher and carpenter. At 14 he left home for Nassau, where he worked as an upholsterer, […]

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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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Lynden Oscar Pindling

Born: 22-Mar-1930 Birthplace: Nassau, Bahamas Died: 26-Aug-2000 Location of death: Nassau, Bahamas Cause of death: Cancer – Prostate Gender: Male Religion: Protestant Ethnicity: Black Occupation: Politician Executive summary: Nationalists call him “father of the nation.” The first black Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Lynden Oscar Pindling was elected in 1967 and served for 25 years. […]

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Samuel McPherson

Born: 13-May-1886 Birthplace: Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama Died: 20-July-1972 Location of death: Cause of death: Gender: Male Religion: Ethnicity: Black Occupation: Tailor, Politician Executive summary: Samuel McPherson served in the House of Assembly for 10 years. He promoted honesty and hard work and his commitment to excellence inspired many Bahamians. He was instrumental in […]

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