Bahamas Press Pays Tribute to OUR BIG BROTHERS!

Sound Engineer and son of Bishop Clarence Williams, Nat Williams.

Today as the heavens clouds gathered and washed the earth like tears so were families all across Bahamaland. Tears of sorrow, washed the gully of porches as family, and friends came together to remember ‘OUR BIG BROTHERS’ who died in a tragic plane crash. The moment in time moved our team yesterday as we focused in quiet reflection on the fragility of life.

The moments yesterday reminded this writer of an early morning encounter with THE HIGHER BEING OF MANKIND, who reminded me that the day will come when I to shall rise from my place of rest for the last, and that I shall walk like many before me, through the corridors of the earth for the last.

Those words spoken into my being left me still to remember that life is but a memory, fragile, and that every passing moment calls for us to be mindful of The GREAT CALL to mankind. Like many friends who have gone before us; we are but a vapour, set to be moved away in time. We are but moving dust soon to be returned to our resting place of dust and into eternity.

Those thoughts were ever so with us yesterday as we reflect on the lives of friends who gave life many promises, hopes and dreams. Paul’s message to the Church in Corinth are strong with us today as we remember our boys; fathers, sons, brothers, husbands and friends:

“Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

51 – Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 – In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 – For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 – So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 – O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56 – The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 57 – But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

58 – Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”


Barack musician and setup technician Lavard Curtis


  1. Our hearts are sadden by this great loss, a devastation in our Bahamaland, words cannnot express how we feel & even though there is nothing we can say 2 ease your pain, let us keep the families in our prayers, that God may give them strength 2 get through this, Lavard was always the quiet, loving guy, it is still a shock 2 know that he is gone, but he will never be 4gotten. Life is 2 short 2 have malice, hatred & anger in our hearts, let us love one another because we never know when it will be your last.

  2. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Psalm 116:15
    Bear one another’s burdens, and thus fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2
    And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28
    So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all men. Galatians 6:10
    Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
    And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:3-4

  3. Life is but a mystery.
    A sad day in the Bahamas. While I knew only one of the men, I felt such pain and emptiness, I cannot imagaine how the family must feel. I pray that God grants them comfort and peace in the midst of their storm. Maybe not in the same form, but this stormy raod we all must walk. May God continue to strengthen you at this time and may you find comfort resting on him. Be encouraged and know that God is able to sustain you.

  4. I will forever miss you guys.. I love you but Jesus Loves you the Best. You have all gone en left me behind…but your legacies and memories will forever be in our hearts on our minds and in this country !

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