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“It’s Better in The Bahamas,” the legendary slogan for The Bahamas’ Ministry of Tourism was coined by Simpson McKinney I, who recently passed away on May 6, 2014 at the age of 70 years. McKinney was born and raised in the settlement of Sandy Point to Brutinell and Essie McKinney, and was the oldest of five children.

“It’s Better in The Bahamas” creator passes away

Above: Simpson McKinney, of Sandy Point, coined the iconic phrase “It’s Better in The Bahamas.” He passed away this month at 70.

Above: Simpson McKinney, of Sandy Point, coined the iconic phrase “It’s Better in The Bahamas.” He passed away this month at 70.

“It’s Better in The Bahamas,” the legendary slogan for The Bahamas’ Ministry of Tourism was coined by Simpson McKinney I, who recently passed away on May 6, 2014 at the age of 70 years. McKinney was born and raised in the settlement of Sandy Point to Brutinell and Essie McKinney, and was the oldest of five children.

Left to mourn his passing is his wife, Estelle McKinney, and seven children. According to family members, much of McKinney’s life was dedicated to the hospitality field, and he was celebrated as an extraordinary people’s person among guests to our country and the entire Abaco community.

The funeral service for Simpson McKinney I will be held at Full Gospel Assembly in Treasure Cay on May 17 at 10 a.m. May he rest in peace.

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