Prime Minister Pay Tribute to Dr. Curtis McMillan



Dr. Curtis McMillan, semi-retired dentist, and president of MedDentCo, parent company of Med Plan and Dent Plan, seen here as he visited the Adventist Headquarters in January, 2005.

A former Cabinet Minister in the Pindling government, McMillan left the Progressive Liberal Party along with seven others and formed the now governing Free National Movement.

Dr. McMillian is the first Bahamian graduate of Northern Caribbean University, Jamaica, and former Vice Principal of Bahamas Academy. He is the oldest of five brothers: Daniel, Leslie, Cyril and Wendell McMillan. He is seen here his niece, Dr. Cheryl Rolle, education director of the Seventh Day Advent Conference. Dr. Curtis McMillan is survived by his wife, Thelma, and three children and three grandchildren.

By The Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham
Prime Minister

My colleagues and I are shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Dr. Curtis McMillan.

Our party and the nation have lost a great Bahamian whose courage in a time of challenge contributed significantly to historic changes in our country.

He was one of that celebrated band of patriots who were elected in 1967 to usher in majority rule, and one of those who, in 1970, placed everything on the line once again to ensure the survival of our multi-party parliamentary democracy.

Dr. McMillan not only made significant contributions to the political development of our country, he was also a successful entrepreneur and an innovator in his chosen profession.

It was only a few months ago that he witnessed the fulfillment of his dream of establishing a modern, state-of-the-art health care facility in Nassau.

My colleagues and I join the rest of the nation in extending our sincerest condolences to Mrs. McMillan, their children and the extended family. May he rest in peace.