Thursday, April 22, 2010

Grand Bahama Ministry of Tourism offers condolences to family of "Ma Flo"


By Karen Seymour, Director of Tourism, GB

Freeport, Bahamas - The tourism sector today observes and mourns the passing of one of Grand Bahama Island’s legendary citizens, Florence “Ma Flo” Edden of the community of Smith’s Point.

Having contributed significantly to the development of the Grand Bahama tourism brand by warmly welcoming thousands of visitors into her community and entertaining them by sharing stories about our cultural traditions, Mrs. Edden was a favourite of numerous visiting travel writers, and repeat visitors over the decades.

She will be remembered for laying the ground work in Smith’s Point for what is internationally recognized as heritage, cultural and community tourism. We extend sincere condolences to her surviving relatives and the members of the Smith’s Point Community. May her soul rest in peace.

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