Contractor, Sports Enthusiast, Philanthropist, Churchman and Nation Builder Basil Neymour has died – He was 71

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Basil Neymour is the father of former Junior Minister Phenton Neymour…

Basil Neymour passed away today. Grand Bahama has lost a second sports giant weeks apart.

Nassau, Bahamas — Breaking News coming into Bahamas Press now confirms the passing of sports enthusiast, philanthropist, Churchman and Nation Builder Basil Neymour.

Neymour passed away just over an hour ago following a short illness.

He was the man who got his feet wet in politics back in the 1970s when it was unpopular to oppose the Pindling government, as he followed the late great Sir Cecil Wallace Whitfield.

According to a report written by Guardian Reporter, Andrew Coakley, “Mr. Neymour has been a major sponsor of sports in Grand Bahama for decades.  He has touched just about every sport that is played on the island and has been the biggest supporter of up-and-coming athletes for a long, long time.

“Many have forgotten the times when, out of his own pocket, Mr. Neymour has put on track meets that were free to athletes and members of the public, and it was because of these meets, Grand Bahama was able to field its highest amount of local athletes on the National track team.

“Many may have forgotten Mr. Neymour’s major contribution to the hosting of the 2002 Carifta Games, which was held in Nassau. Neymour himself sponsored that entire game.

“He has also sponsored basketball, karate, tennis, swimming and baseball.”
In addition to this Neymour was a committed Anglican and was a major sponsor to Bishop Eldon School in Grand Bahama.

“We will miss him. We will sadly miss him and his many great works for the advancement of the people of the Bahamas,” a GB sports writer said.

BP offer our condolences to his wife Paula Neymour and children.

May he rest in peace.

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