OBITUARY: Michael ‘Bugs’ Peter


Michael ‘Bugs’ Peter passed away at 5:00 last Saturday morning after a long and courageous battle with several ailments.

He had a number of problems with his heart and succumbed to pancreatic cancer in the end.

Michael is most remembered while he worked as an announcer on DBS radio in the mid 70’s. He subsequently migrated to the US and resided in the Jamaica, Queens area for the greater part of his life there.

He is survived by his sons Irvin and Jason and the rest of his family.

Wake is on Sunday January, 8 from 5 – 9:00 PM

Arlington Benson Dowd Funeral Home,

83-15 Parsons Blvd,

Jamaica, NY 11432

Funeral Mass on Monday January, 9 starting at 9:30 am

St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church

150-22 Goethals Ave

Jamaica, NY 11432

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  1. sabah cuffy
    January 13, 2014

    Mp always helped me with shoes before the basketball season my brother rest peacefully jahlove

    January 8, 2012


  3. Anonymous
    January 8, 2012

    Michael came to visit me 2 summers ago in Boston, along w his 2 pals, the brothers Claude and Derek. My ailing brother and I who sinced passed had so much fun. Bugs brought back memories. De good old days growing up.We laughed aot while reminiscing. That sure was good remedy. So glad I got to see U. May U rip.

  4. Graduado
    January 8, 2012


  5. come 2gether
    January 8, 2012

    Bugs i remember you always had problems trying to driddle pass me on SMA basket ball hard court,you had that low dribble to the right side, i can see you bringing that ball behind your head to take your two hand jump shot, it was pretty when it went in.there are many more memories.Long befor 4 corners we roam that square,But we will have a one n one pick up basket ball game, in the Garden of Eternity,when we meet.Enjoy the sweet ride.RIP.

  6. January 7, 2012

    What?! That’s sad news. He was a good man who definitely helped my career and that of many others. Funeral service in Queens on Monday? Let’s see if I can make it. Rest in peace, my friend.

  7. D/can to de Bone (fo
    January 7, 2012

    Remember him on the radio, was still a junior boy in Goodwill School.. Remember Him Walking Past Cross Street in Roseau, by A C Shillingford cClose where I lived. Remember Sitting on De Winstons step where he would stop and talk to us on his way home from work at DBS. THOSE WERE THE DAYS, NEVER TO RETURN. NO TV BUT WE HAD FUN FROM LISTENING TO THE RADION ON DE STEEP . ALSO REMEMBER TED DAILY PASSING BY TOO…… I doh want to go to bed I want to listen to Ted instead…lol

  8. ann walsh
    January 7, 2012

    I have been asking about Michael since we worked at DBS along with Primrose, Eucille, Vida, Ann, Raymond, Ted etc. It’s very sad to read about his death. May he rest in peace. Former collegue.

  9. Linford John
    January 7, 2012

    Rest in peace, Bugs, my friend. It’s been a long time, but we’ll all miss you! My sincere condolescences go out to the family.

  10. Lougawoo
    January 7, 2012

    Wow!Bugs! Rest in peace, my friend! SMA forever!!!!

  11. kibryah
    January 6, 2012

    i loved him :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  12. David
    January 6, 2012

    Bugs, we love you and will miss you dearly. As part of the Hawks, we did a lot together back in the days.

    Condolences from the rest of the boys of Hawks, till we meet again, brother. RIP

    January 6, 2012

    Can you recall his closing theme song on the MP in the PM Show? Yeah, it concluded like this….”the rest is up to you, think of it”. He was in Room 101 together with Francis Henny Samuel and Charles Xavier at the SMA and I was in Room 102 together with Ken Richards.

  14. Anonymous
    January 6, 2012

    I know that MP in the PM was on the airwaves before Hurricane David. But “Bugs” helped shape DBS (now in its 40th Year). Can we expect to hear something from DBS on his (MP’s) contribution to the development of DBS (even though the death announcement on DBS made no mention of his past affiliation to the nation’s station.

    • Clear & Certain
      January 7, 2012

      So they ehguois not Tim ,Alvin even Stephen took time to say and prepare something special in his memory.DA has change in always. What a shame.

      • Anonymous
        January 7, 2012

        …or Felix and Ted.
        Bugs spent the two days following Hurricane David living in DBS with Felix Henderson; surviving on contributions from fans of the radio station.
        He also did the first broadcast following the hurricane from a battle ship anchored in the Roseau Harbour.
        I’m really saddened that they (DBS) just read his death announcement without any mention of his contribution to the radio station.

  15. Creswell Lawrence
    January 6, 2012

    Very sorry and shocked to learn of the death of MP in the PM as I also remember him. Always had a larger than life smile, and a very easy-going person.
    Sincere condolences to his family, your loss is tremendous but take refuge in all the good memories that you have of him.
    God bless you all.

    • Bud and Lou
      January 8, 2012

      My exact sentiments. Michael was a great guy. Still see that smile as he rounded the corner of Great George and Great Marlborough. Blessings Brother!

  16. Peter Richards
    January 6, 2012

    Condolences to my friend Michael “Bugs” Peter..
    MP in the PM…what was the phrase again “He’s a bad mother…shut your mouth (liked to use that Shaft theme on his afternoon show). Yes the folks on Great Malborough street will also miss you and the cricket you always thought you were good at..RIP
    Peter Richards (The West Indian).

  17. Jaime Lewis
    January 6, 2012

    Sincere condolences to the family. I remember the “MP in the PM” on DBS. The death announcement on DBS made no mention of his affiliation with the radio station, so I was unsure whether this was the person being referred to. He certainly made a major contribution to broadcasting in those earlier years at DBS. May his soul rest in peace.

  18. Fanatic
    January 6, 2012

    I am at an age where I should remember that person, but as much as I try, that name does not ring a bell.

    RIP brother.

  19. Conscious
    January 6, 2012

    I am sorry to learn of the death of Michael Peter. I listened to him on DBS when I was a little boy. My condolences to his family and friends.

      January 7, 2012

      Lord have mercy MP face change I was wandering if its really MP but there is no doubt about it. May yr soul rest in peace.

  20. Rdio Fan
    January 6, 2012

    That man changed. I remember him with the typical big afro hair style, white t-shirt, blue jeans, locally made sandals and that cigarette in his right hand and a few papers in the left.

    The old folks of upper Gt. Marlborough Street will no doubt miss him.

    He had a very good radio voice

    DBS had some fine people back in those days

    Marilyn Pascal

    Josette Seraphine

    Raymond Lawrence

    Mikie Bruney

    Peter Richards

    Ken Richards

    Rudy Joseph


    Ferdi Frampton

    Barnett Defoe

    Tim Durand

    Felix Henderson

    Loose Loose

    John Loblack

    Reggie Blanchard

    Miss Gordon

    Joan Seaman Prevost – excellent news presenter

    There were a few others ; I can recall their voice but the names don’t come to mind

    • Anonymous
      January 7, 2012

      Denis Joseph

      Alvin Knight

      • D/can to de Bone (fo
        January 7, 2012

        Also Jeff Charles

  21. January 6, 2012

    We worked together at DBS, and well before this he was one of the local radio personalities who contributed in promoting Cadence-Lypso music in Dominica while that genre was at the very top in the neigbouring islands.Condolences to his family. A very good man.

  22. joe
    January 5, 2012

    thanks dno for letting me no .i live in jamaica queens and i did not no he passed

  23. LaRocque Family
    January 5, 2012

    I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith
    2 Timothy, 4-7
    Michael’s place in our family was carved out many years ago, and we will see him in his two sons, and always remember him. He loved his boys and was dedicated to be a part of their daily lives. We will miss him and the days at the kitchen table, just being family. Rest peacefully with God, there is no pain in heaven.

  24. Concerned
    January 5, 2012

    DNO, the information given to you is not quite correct. Michael, my brother, had three sons and not two,Larsana,the first,Irvin and Jason.

    • hmmmmm
      January 9, 2012

      Also his daughter, Ayisha and one grandchild.

    • T
      January 9, 2012

      2 grandchildren…

  25. Anonymous
    January 5, 2012

    Will miss u 2 my friend! U really were a good friend 2 me. Always made me laugh.

  26. By Copiel Minimatt
    January 5, 2012

    So Tim Durand it took my comment to have you profile and set up an orbituary for Bugs?
    I see you deleted my post. But the message reach home right?
    Better late than never right?
    Hold tight Tim

    ADMIN:Tim is not the one who approve comments nor post stories. We were trying to locate a photo of the gentleman before posting, hence the reason it took a bit of time.

    • DA2BK
      January 7, 2012

      Man get a life!! Using the people’s website to make yourself relevant.

      • Reader
        January 7, 2012

        DA2BK, as a reader i don’t get your pt in ref to coiel mini-Mart comment.
        When I read your name I thought it read lolo! lol! DAbazodi. lol!

    • By Copiel Minimart
      January 7, 2012

      BS Admin,Tim has how many % shares in DNO? He of all persons/people ought to be in the fore of seeing that it was done.
      More BS, haven’t you not posted topics with little information then state you will update as infor comes in? Poor effort at attempting to justify your failure. I guess despite new ownership, the staff remains and the mediocre BS continues.Give me a break, you are just incompetent and need to step-up on your logic.If you guys are in the news business for christ sake make/state an acceptable justification effort.

  27. Justice and Truth
    January 5, 2012

    My heartfelt sympathy to his family.
    Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen!

  28. River Street
    January 5, 2012

    My condolence to his family. Farewell friend. We did Roseau Mix Infant School, Roseau Boy’s School and S.M.A together. You were large MP in the P M. JAH guide on your journey.

    January 5, 2012

    I remember that – MP in the PM. May his soul rest in peace.

  30. Derek bellot
    January 5, 2012

    I knew Michael and anyone who knew him was a better person for it.He never complained.

  31. Brian Roberts
    January 5, 2012

    Condolences to family & friends. May his soul rest in peace.

  32. Jane Smith
    January 5, 2012

    MP in the PM…RIP..good memories. :cry:

  33. RIP
    January 5, 2012

    What boy ! Bugs,sorry to hear that,my condolence goes out to your family, a member of the hawks and Mohawks days.Rip bro.

    January 5, 2012

    He was also the “MP in the PM”

    January 5, 2012

    He will mostly be remembered also as the “MP in the PM”, “THE CORNBREAD LOVER”, His “VOICE BOX” Sunday morning program.

  36. Claude
    January 5, 2012

    I can’t recall who said ‘a friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you’ve forgotten the words’; our friendship was special and you were that kind of friend.

    What a journey we had! Rest in Peace My Friend.

    • By Copiel Minimatt
      January 5, 2012

      Okay claude ,how derrick? I hear you loud and clear SMA days miss marie’s bakes and cooconut cheese. Piwi and Miss Punie’s bread a bonjaw were some of Bugs favorite back in the day.
      I recall my days with him at SMA,carnival he loved to hover in the semi background.Last time I spoke and met with bugs was 96 when he visited home. I soon migrated to new york and never laid eyes on him even if we both reside in the big apple.
      So close and yet so far.
      Bugs was one of a kind in more way than one.
      rest in peace my buddy.

      • Claude
        January 6, 2012

        We did it together, all the things that tested our boyhood growing up on Great Marlborough St.
        Cricket and football on the sidewalks
        The banks of the Roseau River – Under Power and Champagne
        The Windsor Park in the evenings
        SMA: GCE, Student Protests
        The Black Power struggle
        Nun School Girls, Convent Girls
        School dances at Goodwill Parish Hall
        Harlem music festivals
        Later: Nite Box and Green Grotto
        Civil Servants strikes
        Backpay…chicken at Sea Moon
        State of Emergency
        Political unrests of the late 70s…

        So many fond memories… I will miss you, My Friend.

    • Reader
      January 6, 2012

      From your words, I can tell that you’re hurting. I’m so sorry for you loss. May he rest in peace.

    • Anonymous
      January 7, 2012

      Thanks for the messages. ..brought back all the memories of school dances, student politics. I remember Bugs well…black power..student politics. Not long ago I was asking about fellas like you all..hail your brother Claude. May he rest in peace.

  37. Brian LaRocque
    January 5, 2012

    MP in the PM, R.I.P!

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