PHOTOS OF THE ALBERT MILLER FUNERAL
viagra sales medicine times;”>Lined up at the public viewing of Sir Albert Miller on Friday 28th August was a long line of smooth faced young male constables and svelte young women. None of them were born at the time Sir Albert Miller retired from the police force in 1971. Yet the Force which they now occupy and populate is the one he bequeathed to them. The Prime Minister Perry Christie said so in his eulogy at the church. He would have been Commissioner of Police but he was too friendly with the old United Bahamas Party establishment and so when the new order came in, there the PLP decided that their man was Salathiel Thompson. Mr. Miller, cure as he then was, went off into the sunset and became a businessman and tycoon up in the new town Freeport, Grand Bahama. Looking at the faces of those young constables, one wondered if they saw any connection to the man that was being buried in full military honours and themselves. He was them almost seventy years ago. He was born and raised in a much poorer Bahamas, with racial discrimination working against him. Look what he has accomplished in his life one of the richest, most powerful men in our country. So we wish in his passing that the story is told to them of what they can achieve in this small country. In fifty years, this could be done for one of them. Let’s hope so. The Prime Minister Perry Christie spoke at the funeral on Saturday 29th August as did Sir Albert’s friend the former Governor General Sir Orville Turnquest and his grandchildren. May he rest in peace. Our condolences to his family, the widow and all of his children. The photos are by Vandyke Hepburn of the Bahamas Information Services and Brian Seymour.
The twenty one gun salute to Sir Albert as he was buried on 29th August. ( Brian Seymour)
The young police officers march to the church in honour of Sir Albert Miller on 29th August
The final rites in the church as the congregation and his widow bid farewell to Sir Albert Miller at the Christ the King on 29th August. Lady Miller is sitting at the left. The Prime Minister Perry Christie looks on at the right.
The Cabinet led by Prime Minister Perry Christie with Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe, Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell, Attorney General Allyson Gibson and her husband Max and Minister for Grand Bahama Michael Darville.
Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell posing with the Anglican Bishop Laish Boyd after the funeral service for Sir Albert Miller at Christ the King in Freeport on 29th August.