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Sir Albert Miller Dies

Former Deputy Police Commissioner and successful businessman Sir Albert Miller died yesterday at the age of 89.

Sir Albert was also the co-chairman of the Grand Bahama Port Authority Ltd. and Group of Companies and was named the 1998 Business Person of the Year by The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce.

He was born in Long Island on February 19, 1926.

In 2002, he received the prestigious Knighthood award from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in her New Years Honours list.

Sir Albert joined the Royal Bahamas Police Force in 1943 and rose from detective corporal to deputy commissioner in 1968. He also acted as commissioner of police on five occasions.

His climb on the police force came by way of his unmatched discipline, relentless determination, outstanding hard work and extensive international training.

Sir Albert is no stranger to the Queen’s honours; He is a Member of British Empire, received the Queen’s Police Medal, the Colonial Police Medal, and the Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order.

He was the past president of the East Nassau Rotary Club and of the Freeport Rotary Club, Chairman of the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board, Honorary Chairman of the Junior Achievement of Grand Bahama, member of the Anglican Diocesan Finance Committee and former member of the Salvation Army Board.

Sir Albert served as a director of the Solomon Brothers Ltd., Pepsi-Cola (Bahamas) Bottling Company Ltd., Grand Bahama Utilities Limited and the Freeport Oil Company.

He served as chairman of The Bahamas Electricity Corporation from 1992 to 1994, and assumed the chairmanship of The Bahamas Telecommunication Corporation in 1994.

Expressing condolences on Sir Albert’s passing was Prime Minister Perry Christie who said Sir Albert was a mentor and trusted advisor to successive governments, going all the way back to the government of the late Sir Roland Symonette, continuing under the Pindling and Ingraham regimes successively, and during his own non-consecutive terms as prime minister.

“He was a man of incredible wisdom and profound insight whose patriotism was never in any doubt,” the prime minister said.

Also expressing condolences was Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell who said he lost one of his dearest friends confidantes, mentors and supporters.
“In the Freeport of the days of the Magic City he (Sir Albert) is the last man standing in the troika of St George and Hayward and Miller,” Mitchell said.

“God bless him and all that he did to contribute to the public life of our country and to the success in business and to the work of our police force.”

Written by Jones Bahamas

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