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We learned with regret last week that one of our brightest sons who left our country and moved to Senegal from his redoubt in Over The Hill in Ross Corner has died. Sean McWeeney Q C, wrote this remembrance on What’s App:

2 July 2021

I was very sorry to learn of the passing of Khali Khalfani. I extend condolences to his family. I knew him originally as Lisle Alleyne but got to know him a lot better at about the time he converted to Islam and became known to us as Khali Khalfani. He was a deeply committed Muslim and Africanist.  I think he ended up settling in Senegal while continuing to nurture his Bahamian roots. He was a person of great integrity and high principles (who intensely distrusted politicians on all sides!). He was also a person of lively intelligence and deep learning. He will be remembered by many as a dedicated teacher in the public school system before blossoming into a gifted entrepreneur, especially with his natural oils and fragrances and African clothing. He sure knew how to make a sale! It was always a pleasure for me to see Khalfani although the occasions for doing so became fewer and fewer as time went on.  But happy memories of this wonderful and really interesting human being remain. May he Rest In Peace.  Sean