A. Edward Ellis passes away only months after being retired from Government


Ed Ellis headed was the last Director of BIS

Edward Ellis

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.

The department thanks him for his years of faithful service and the skills and knowledge he passed on to other editorial staff in the enhancement of the delivery of government information.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to his wife, Helen, daughter Jovanna, son, Julian and granddaughter Ashley, during this very difficult period. We are confident that God’s grace is sufficient. May his soul rest in peace.

By Bahamas Information Services (BIS)