Politicians, family and friends gathered to pay tribute to Frank Edgecombe, the former MP for Fox Hill, by renaming the street on which he lives in his honour.
Prime Minister Perry Christie said he saluted Dr Frank Edgecombe not just as someone who successfully represented Fox Hill in politics, but also as someone who has given great service to the teaching profession and his church, helping to shape the lives of hundreds of young children who have become productive citizens of the country.
The Prime Minister was speaking at the street renaming ceremony from Springfield Road to Frank Edgecombe Street, on Thursday. Unfortunately the street sign itself spelt Mr Edgecombe’s name incorrectly.
Dr Edgecombe was among the first group of 30 teachers, who were pioneers of The Bahamas Teachers’ College.
He taught for 26 years and was a founding member of the Primary Principals’ Association.
He was honoured by that body in 1990 in recognition of “long and outstanding service” in the field of Education in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas.