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A solemn moment for members of the Free National Movement who yesterday filed into the party’s Mackey Street Headquarters for a memorial service for Former FNM Cabinet Minister Phenton Neymour.

Mr. Neymour died at his Hutchinson Street home late last Monday.

The 53-year-old had been battling cancer.

Amidst the songs and prayers for his grieving family was a tribute from his former cabinet colleague, Tommy Turnquest who said from the day Neymour and the Coalition for Democratic  Reform joined the FNM, he never wavered, and this despite how he was treated.

Mr. Turnquest, a former leader of the Party  said,  he remained committed to the cause.

He wanted to assist in building our nation, and always felt that he had something to offer.  

He was prepared at all costs, to do so. He had an insatiable desire for Public Service.  

He loved Exuma, and he wanted the opportunity to represent that island that he held dear,” he said.

He had a booming voice and always called me “Tommy-T”.  

He would always tell me that he just wanted to help the Party. He just wanted to make life better for Bahamians.

Yes, Phenton was confident and articulate, and in his areas of expertise he never backed down.”

Neymour will be laid to rest during an official funeral at Christ Church Cathedral on Thursday day at 11:00am.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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