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Statement from Minister Hon. Frederick Mitchell on the Passing of Ambassador Ed Bethel

Mr. Bethel was the voice that shaped how we felt about so many treasured national events from independence through our sports victories and when we lost our national public figures.
May he rest in peace.
His passing ends the troika of front-line broadcasters who brought television to The Bahamas for the first time. He together with the late Sir Charles Carter and Calsey Johnson were the familiar faces that began to grace our screens in 1977 from atop Centreville Hill.
From broadcasting, he went on to a distinguished career in diplomacy. In New York, he endeared himself to the local Bahamian community. In London, he put the independent Bahamas on the map with his beloved wife Dawn.
Our Ministry mourns his passing. He helped us even as his health was waning to train the next generation of diplomats. We will miss him.
Last evening I learned with great sadness of the passing of a friend and colleague former High Commissioner and Consul General Ed Bethel. This is a profound loss for our country.
On behalf of the entire ministry, I extend condolences to Mrs. Bethel and his children. We are thankful for his life of service to our Ministry, and to our country. He now belongs to the ages.


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