FORMER Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham extended condolences to the family of Roy Bowe who died at his home in Exuma yesterday following a “tragic accident”.
An avid golfer and businessman, Mr Bowe was described by Mr Ingraham via a private statement as the “epitome” of an industrious self-made man.
“A quiet, understated gentleman, Roy Bowe was among the first Bahamian professional golfers and a founding member of the Bahamas Professional Golfers Association in the late 1960s. An enterprising and hardworking individual with a deep love of country, Roy invested heavily in the Bahamian economy becoming the owner and operator of Jiffy Cleaners and Bowe’s Transport Services here in Nassau.
“More recently, he took up the challenge and opportunity to invest in his home island of Exuma becoming the single Bahamian investor in the development company responsible for the planning, development and construction of the Four Seasons Emerald Bay Resort at Emerald Bay, Exuma. Following the opening of the hotel, Roy and his family invested in the construction of a modern shopping centre opposite the new hotel which today is owned and operated by Sandals.
“He led a most productive life and leaves behind a legacy of decency in business that those who follow him would do well to emulate. On my own behalf and on that of my wife, Delores and our children I extend deepest sympathy and condolences to Roy’s wife Susan and to his children Pierre, Andre and Christina, his grandchildren and to his extended family and friends. May he rest in peace,” he said.