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THE SIDNEY POITIER 90th BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE

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Editor’s Note:  The Bahamas government paid tribute to Sir Sidney Poitier, the Bahamian actor, producer, director and author, on the occasion of his 90th birthday.  It took the form of a concert at the Bahamar Convention Centre on 12 February.  The programme was live to tape and played on ZNS TV on 20th February, his actual birthday.  The photos are from the event. 

By Peter Ramsay of Bahamas Information Services

From left Fred Mitchell MP, artist Jamal Rolle, Prime Minister Fred Mitchell, Pamela Poitier, daughter of Sir Sidney as the Prime Minister shows off the gift of the portrait of Sir Sidney and his wife to the audience.

Edward Turner, husband of the Leader of the Opposition, Loretta Butler Turner, Sir Charles Carter. Ras Deniro Thompson, Senator Rodney Moncur.

Aliyah Coley singing a duet “I’m A Better Woman Than You”

The Rake and Scrape Band from Cat Island sings “I Want The Whole Hog”

Heel and Toe Dancers of the Quadrille from Cat Island

The Gerald Cash Primary drumming band

Cedric Scott, the Producer, speaks to the audience.

Fred Mitchell MP with his siblings and spouses and Senator Rodney Moncur

Fred Mitchell MP greets the Governor General