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* By PACO NUNEZ
Tribune Staff Reporter
WORKS and Utilities Min-
ister Bradley Roberts said he is
"pleased and relieved" that the
rape allegation against him has
been withdrawn.
In a statement released yes-
terday, Mr Roberts thanked his
.m'',, is 'onstituens aird his
Cabinet colleagues for their
support throughout the inves-
tigation into the claim.
The FNM, however, renewed
its protest at the handling of the
inquiry. "Bahamians in general
feel insulted that there has been
such a glaring abuse of power in
the handling of this matter,"
said a party release yesterday.
Mr Roberts was accused of
raping a 47-year-old woman at
her home in Marathon on
December 4.
The allegation %was withdraw n
by the complainant on Tuesday,
and Attorney General Alfred
Sears said yesterday that she
was warned she could be pros-
ecuted for withdraw ing her alle-
gation.
The caution, Mr Sears said,
is standard procedure. He said
the Director of Public Prosecu-
tions will review the matter and
make a recommendation to his
office.
The FNM yesterday\ reiterat-
ed its criticism of the investiga-
tioninto the rape claim, point-
ing out that it was not launched
for more than three weeks, until
after the allegation appeared in
the media.
The FNM also drew attention
to what it called an "unusual


interview" conducted by police,
in which the complainant was
brought face-to-face with Mr
Roberts.
The party also criticised the
conduct of Attorney General
Alfred Sears in making Police
Commissioner Paul Farquhar-
son's, recommendation against
charging Mr Roberts public
before the investigation had
been completed.
During the inquiry, the FNM
made repeated but unsuccess-
ful calls tor Mr Roberts to step
aside from his Cabinet duties
until the inquiry was complete.
Because of these and other
circumstances surrounding the
investigation "justice was not
seen to be done," the FNM said,
adding that the party therefore
had "a duty to protest and to
cry foul to any and all who
obstructed the carriage of jus-
tice."
Mr Roberts yesterday called
it "unfortunate" that ini the
Bahamas "the perverted defin-
ition of the word 'allegation' is
'to conclude without a basis in
fact'."
He thanked Prime Minister
Perry Christie for remaining
"resolutely confident that there
could be no basis for such a
charge against me and, along
with my Cabinet colleagues,
remained steadfast in their sup-
port of me."
On Sunday, the prime minis-
ter declined to comment on the
allegation against Mr Roberts,
saying that his position might
unduly affect the investigation.


SEE page 12


* CHIEF Justice Sir Burton Hall (centre) has a word
with the officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force as
Police Commissioner Paul Farquharson looks on during
yesterday's opening of the Supreme Court.
(Photo Felipi Major/Tribune staff)
By PAUL G. TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Supreme Court opened yesterday with the Bar
Association hoping that issues they feel "have been long
overlooked" will be given special attention in this new legal
year.
The annual event started with a church service at Christ
Church Cathedral, where Keith Cartwright, archdeacon of
the southern Bahamas, petitioned judiciary members to
remember that the ideal of truth and justice can only be seen
through "sterling character."
Following the service, Police Commissioner Paul Far-
quharson, Chief Justices Sir Burton Hall and-Dame Joan
Sawyer, along with other justices, magistrates and members
of the Bar marched up Bay Street in all their regalia to the
Supreme Court.
The police marching band performed to the delight of the
crowd gathered to witness the annual event.
The justices, magistrates and members of the Bar then
retired to the Supreme Court where the 2005 "legal" year
was officially opened.
Attorney General Alfred Sears advised judges and mag-
istrates that although the past year had been one of numer-
ous challenges, he would do all in his power to ensure that
these concerns are met.
"I pledge my support to resolve the outstanding issues you
have concerning accommodation, staffing, and the BGIIS
SEE page 13


MP tears up PM's

code of ethics


* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Senior Staff Reporter
AN ANGRY MP tore up the
prime minister's code of ethics
in the House of Assembly yes-
terday, declaring it "a waste of
time".
In a passionate outburst,
independent South Andros rep-
resentative Whitney Bastian
tore up two copies of the code
saying he did not see the sense
of it.
This action was met by cheers
and laughter from opposition
members and murmurs of dis-
approval from the government.
Mr Bastian was angry
because he felt that a govern-
ment minister was using public
funds to advance a PLP candi-
date against him in South
Andros.
He accused Agriculture Min-
ister V Alfred Gray and a ZNS
personality, Picewell Forbes, of


sending a bill for a private meet-
ing to the local government
office in South Andros.
He also said that while Min-
ister of Youth, Sports and Cul-
ture Neville Wisdom, during his
communication to the House
on the 2004/2005 Junkanoo
parades, said the Junkanoo
parade for South Andros was
held on December 24, the Min-
ister of Agriculture received a
letter inviting him to a parade
on January 5, the same day as
the meeting.
"The parade turned into a
political rally where Mr Gray
told the people of South Andros
that they would not get any-
thing having me as their repre-
sentative," he said.
While he told The Tribune
that he understood that Mr
Forbes wanted to run for the
PLP against him in South
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* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Senior Staff Reporter
THE government has estab-
lished a fund to contribute to
the recovery of the many hun-
dreds of thousands of people
in Asia who were badly affect-
ed by the devastating tsunami
in the Indian Ocean on Decem-
ber 26 of last year.
Labour and Immigration
Minister Vincent Peet, as acting
Foreign Affairs Minister, made
the statement yesterday during
a communication to the House
of Assembly.
The fund is to be established
at the Royal Bank of Canada,


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"This gift represents the
goodwill of this nation
towards the nations and
peoples of these areas
affected by the tidal wave."

Labour and Immigration
Minister Vincent Peet


with a grant in aid from the
Bahamas government on
behalf of the Bahamian peo-
ple totalling $150,000.
. "This gift represents the


goodwill of this nation to
the nations and peop
these areas affected by tl
wave and will further c
the proper place of the
monwealth of the Ba
among those upstanding
ing and responsive memn
the international comm
said Mr Peet.
This donation, he said,
intended to establish th
and the government is i
businesses and individ
the Bahamas to freely co
the effort.
"It was in fact 6nly jus
short months ago whe
nation was the grateful
ent of monetary express
support from many co
around the world duri
time of distress brought
successive hurricanes an
widespread damage
destruction," said Mr Pe
Many other Cari
nations have also opene
treasuries to the affected
countries.
Jamaica has announ
will be giving a donate
$250,000, Trinidad and T(
$2 million and Guyana t
of $50,000.
The Bahamas has a
connection to the victims
tsunami, as almost all t


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cement
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is only .
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inviting vers who work in Bahamian
uals in missions, consulates and
Dntinue embassies abroad are from the
nation of Sri Lanka, one of the
st a few hardest hit of the Asian soci-
en this eties affected by the natural dis-
recipi- aster, Mr Peet said.
ions of Hurley Senanayake, one of
)unties the Sri Lankans employed in
ng our the Bahamas, lost family mem-
t on by bears in the tidal wave.
id their A fund has been started at
e and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
eet. to provide financial assistance
bbean to him.
,d their In the meantime Caribbean
i Asian counties are making moves to
establish ways to help prevent
nced it the wide-scale death that
tion of occurred in Asia.
Cobago, Foreign Affairs Minister
he sum Fred Mitchell after attending a
recent CARICOM meeting
special revealed that establishing early
s of the warning system for tsunamis in
he dri- the Caribbean region will cost
countries in CARICOM
around $5 million.
Mr Peet encouraged
Bahamians to contribute to the
fund which will open on Mon-
day, January 16, under the
name of the National Tsunami
Relief Fun Account accessible
at any Royal Bank of Canada.


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M THE three Junkanoo parades went 'without hitches or incidents'


* By NATARIO
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IN HIS communication to
parliament on Wednesday
morning, Minister of Youth
Sports and Culture Neville
Wisdom provided a prelimi-
nary assessment of the 2004-
05 Junkanoo parades..--
Although the New Provi-
dehceL New| Year's Day and
Boxing Day parades had to
be rescheduled dug to
inclement weather, Mimister.
Wisdom was pleased to
acknowledge that all three
of the parades went without
"hitches or incidents."

Recognition
Mr Wisdom reported that
the Junior Junkanoo Parade
which was held on Decem-
ber 16 in recognition of
Antonious Roberts was well.
attended and went without
incident. Described by the
minister as a viable stepping
stone to the senior parades
-Mr Wisdom said he was
optimistic about the future
of the junior parade.
He mentioned however
that an awards presentation
for the Junior Junkanoo par-
ticipants would not occur
until February.
In reference to the senior
parades Minister Wisdom
noted that naming the
parades after people such as
Sammy Thompson and
Maureen Duvalier was in
keeping with the govern-
ment's policy to honour
those persons who had made
significant contributions to
the development of
Junkanoo.
Mr Wisdom was pleased
to note that the reschedul-
ing of the two parades was


accepted by all persons. He
also added that his ministry
had assisted in an exchange
of Junkanoo tickets for
tourists and locals who as a
result of other engagements
could not attend the
rescheduled parades.
. He also refuted claims
that funds from his ministry
were used in this exchange.
Mr Wisdom also noted Ws
ministry had bee. able t6
provide insurance cover for
all Junkanoo participants at
a cost of $10,500. He noted
the significance, of this effort
following the death of Sam-
my Thompson during the
2004 Boxing Day parade.
Addressing the parades
which took place in the
Family Islands, Mr Wisdom
noted that despite the effects
of the hurricanes on Grand
Bahama, the New Year's
Day Junkanoo Parade was
held on Saturday, January 1
as scheduled with the Junior
Junkanoo parade being
scheduled to take place in
February 2005.

Schedule
He also observed that
senior parades had taken
place on schedule on several
of the other Family Islands
and some junior parades
would be taking place in
January and later in the
year.
The estimated cost of the
parades was $1.1 million dol-
lars, a reduction in cost from
previous parades.
The minister said that
when all of the bills have
been paid and all of the rev-
enue collected he would pre-
sent parliament with a more
detailed revenue and expen-
diture for the parades.


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Tribune Staff Reporter

FOLLOWING the with-
drawal of rape allegations
against Cabinet Minister
Bradley Roberts, lawyers
said yesterday that there
needs to be measures in
place to discourage people
from making false accusa-
tions which would damage
a person's reputation.
Speaking with The Tri-
bune yesterday, former
Attorney General and
Independent Bamboo Town
MP Tennyson Wells said the
time has come to create
laws to stop the "capri-
cious" actions of people
making accusations.
He said that there are
people who make allega-
tions simply to besmirch a
person's name or for politi-
cal gain. However, he
stressed, he was not saying
that was the case with Mr
Roberts' accuser.

Doubtful
Mr Wells said it is doubt-
ful that the entire situation
will have a negative impact
on the legal system.
He said that considering
the fact that the woman
withdrew the charge, Attor-,
ney General Alfred Sears
was right to drop any fur-
ther action against Mr
Roberts.
"There was no possibility
of a conviction, without her
testimony in court. It would
have been a witch hunt and
a waste of judicial funds."
He repeated his assertion
that the police mishandled
the investigation in its early
stages and that they did a
dis-service to themselves
and to Mr Roberts. On the
other hand, he said that as a
Cabinet ; minister, Mr
. oberts should.have gone
to the, police to be ques-
tioned immediately rather
than waiting for several
weeks to pass.
He said that to avoid any
potential victimisation,
police should continue to
protect the woman's identi-
ty. Mr Wells said the entire
situation was unfortunate
and claimed "let it be fin-
ished with."
Attorney Stephen Turn-
quest' said that the rape
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women who may have to go
through similar instances as
they might be perceived to
be "crying wolf"
"It certainly may take
away their credibility which
would be unfortunate," he
said.
He said that the situation
may negatively affect the
legal system if the parties
involved do not come for-
ward and affirm that the
charges were withdrawn
without the woman being
coerced or threatened.

Satisfied
"The police need to tell
this woman, 'we have con-
ducted an investigation,
what exactly are your
motives for withdrawing'
and if they are satisfied they
should let the public know.
"The police need to come
forward and say these are
the facts, this is what hap-
pened, and this is why she
withdrew the charges."
He added that her identi-
ty should not remain pro-
tected if she lied about the
charges because it would
have meant that she
maligned a person's charac-
ter.
If that was case, Mr
Turnquest said it may
become necessary to
enforce further penalties so
that persons do not make
random allegations.
He said that there have
been several cases where
women have decided not to
press charges because they
do not want to go through
the ordeal of court and
that certainly could have
been the case in this situa-
tion.
Mr Turnquest felt that
Bradley Roberts did have
recourse available tO him.
He said that he might hhve
a libel case, if he could
prove that the rape allega-
tions had a negative affect
on his credibility. Often, he
said the court would request
that the defendant (who in
this case would be the
woman who made the accu-
sation) should make a pub-
lic apology to the satisfac-
tion of the plaintiff.
Once this is done, he said
the judge may choose to
fine a nominal fee for dam-
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New disaster in works for tsunami victims


MANY of the areas devastated by the
South Asian tsunami that killed at least
160,000 people are among those-scientists say
are the most endangered by global warming.
In 1997, the United Nations panel on cli-
mate change said, "Especially at risk are large
delta regions of Bangladesh, Myanmar, Viet-
nam, and Thailand and the low-lying areas of
Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia....
international studies have projected the dis-
placement of several millions of people from
the region's coastal zone assuming a 1-meter
rise in sea level.
"The costs of response measures to reduce
the impact of sea-level rise in the region could
be immense."
The impact of the Asian tsunami sparked a
global relief effort. But even for the most
obvious of disasters, the United States left
itself wide open for criticism. In normal times
the United States offers less aid per capital
than any wealthy nation in the world. The
first week of the disaster showed us to be no
different. Sweden jumped up and pledged
the equivalent of $8.40 per person in disaster
relief. Denmark pledged $2.90 per person.
The United States pledged 12 cents per per-
son.
If we were so stingy for this level of destruc-
tion, it is no surprise that the United States is
also the worst of the wealthy countries in
acknowledging the slow-motion tidal wave
of global warming fueled by greenhouse gas
emissions. The United States and Australia
are the only two industrialized nations that
have not signed the Kyoto agreement to cut
emissions.
President Bush avoided any serious dis-
cussion of the topic in his first term while he
let Vice-President Dick Cheney pack his
secretive energy task force with fossil fuel
industry leaders. Bush's public disdain for
science and his pullout from Kyoto in 2001
played a role in the eventual resignation of his
Environmental Protection Agency adminis-
trator Christine Todd Whitman. She recently,
if belatedly, complained in new book about
"antiregulatory lobbyists and extreme
antigovernment ideologues" who have too
much influence over the Republican Party.
Most environmentalists know there are
long-term problems with the Kyoto agree-
ment. It would only partially cut global emis-
sions, and it does not adequately address the
future contribution to global warming of
emerging industrial powers China and India,


the world's two most populous nations. But
the United States, having only 4 per cent of
the world's population, currently billows out
25 per cent of all greenhouse gases. For us to
turn our backs on talks, however flawed, is a
unilateral war on common sense.
Just last month the United States went to
the latest round of Kyoto talks in Buenos
Aires only to declare in environmental terms
that the earth is flat. Paula Dobriansky, under-
secretary for global affairs, says, "Science
tells us that we cannot say with any certainty
what constitutes a dangerous level of warm-
ing." Harlan Watson, the senior US climate
"negotiator," if such a word can be used with
a straight face, said, "The bulk of the scientific
opinion is we just don't know enough to be
able to predict impact."
Everyone else environmentalists, econ-
omists, and insurance adjusters knows
enough to predict the impact. The World
Bank, hardly a member of the loony left,
warns about major rises in diseases that
already kill millions of children in the devel-
oping world such as the waterborne or mos-
quito-transmitted diseases of malaria, diar-
rhea and dengue fever. Insurance giant Swiss
Re says that global warming threatens to dri-
ve up the cost of natural disasters from last
year's $70 billion to $150 billion a year with-
in a decade. Different studies estimate that a
3-foot rise in sea level could create up to 150
million refugees in low-lying countries.
The Maldives, 10 feet high at its highest,
might go completely under.
Amazingly, the island was spared the worst
of the tsunam; the water never compressed,
crested, and crashed against a resistant land
mass. Government spokesman Mohamed
Shareef said his nation is "so flat and small
and low that the tsunami may not have even
noticed us in its path."
With global warming, the Maldives might
lose their wall of daily protection from normal
storms, its prized coral reefs. Without the
reefs, the Maldives might be mauled into an
eviscerating evacuation. It is an unnecessary
exodus. This is a tsunami with more than a
decade's warning. If Americans sat up instead
of turning over and reaching for the sun tan
oil or just the oil period they might see
a scary wave coming. Even if it is only 3 feet
tall.
(By DERRICK Z. JACKSON
c.2005 The Boston Globe)


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Supreme Court to





be built in the city


EDITOR, The Tribune.
IT WOULD seem as though
the Ingraham, Christie and Co
policies remain in effect with
regards to the judiciary. The
judiciary is still being treated
with contempt.
For years, both partners
have talked about construct-
ing a Supreme Court that will
house both registries. So far
their promise has been empty.
There are courts operating in
chicken coups, with no air-
conditioning in the main
courts. Justice Jon Isaacs'
court is in the foyer; Justice
Jeanne Thompson uses part of
the office space of the Presi-
dent of the Senate; Justice
Longley has been hidden in a
part of the old general post
office; Chief Justice Burton
Hall is being housed by the
-old post office bank building;
Justice Lyon is pushed in a
corner in the Ansbacher build-
ing; the same building where
acting Justice Claire Hepburn
inhabits another corner.
In the 21st century, our
court system is being operated
as a third world system. It
would appear that the govern-
ments of both Ingraham and
Christie are only interested in
the Haitian plight, but not in
the interests of the Bahamian
people. The government in
general, and the Minister of
Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell
in particular, must understand
that foreign policy must be a
reflection of domestic policy
- which is after all what it
was elected on. If the govern-
ment thinks that the aliens
could elect them, then they
may continue on the course
they are now following. If we
would observe our neighbour
to the north, we would realize
that there is a straightforward
foreign policy which is not dic-
tated to by any organization
or any treaty, for which I com-
pliment them.
It would appear that the
Ingraham, Christie and Co
policies are to be tenant rather
than landlord in government
buildings, therefore wasting
the public purse.
As an aside, Bahamians
should be happy that George
Bush, both senior and junior,
are friends of the Bahamas.
They should recall that it was
Senator John Kerry who con-
sistently voted in favour of
decertifying the Bahamas
whenever it arose on the Sen-
ate floor.
Tourism has purchased a
building over a year ago and


up to this day they have not
moved into it or renovated it.
The Treasury had moved
several .years ago with the
understanding that the lease
would only be three years to
renovate the building. To this
day the Adderley building
stands in disrepair, an eye-sore
on Bay Street.
Following the Hurricane its
tin roof has blown off; there
is damage to the Chief Jus-
tice's office windows and any-
one can throw anything there
while the court is in session.
The Senate is in disrepair,
as is the House of Assembly,
and after two months nothing
has been done. How can the
Minister of Tourism ask the
private sector to beautify its
property on Bay Street when
government buildings are
worse than the private sector
in the city? All government
properties in the city are in
disrepair.
From where I stand, there
are only three Ministers who
appear to me who know their
portfolio, and are showing an
interest in the Bahamian peo-
ple. I would give high marks to
the Ministry of State for
Finance for its monetary poli-
cies; my understanding is that
his mission is to prepare the
country for the future in terms
of global fiscal and monetary
trends. For example revisit-
ing our tax regime to take
account of the new interna-
tional trade policies, and the
relaxation of capital controls
to invigorate local capital mar-
kets, and the use of informa-
tion technology to improve
revenue administration. The
Ministry of Tourism for'its
new initiative for bringing
tourists throughout the whole
Bahamas. The Minister of
Trade, who has come up with
a montage of ideas for improv-
ing the lives of Bahamians,
especially the downtrodden. I
was particularly impressed by
his strong stance against the
gas companies who continue
to place the people of the
Bahamas in a difficult posi-
tion; crooked landlords, and
his care and concern for the
residents of Bozine Town.
Let me be clear: I am not
commenting on the personal
lives of any ministers, but only
how they manage their public
responsibilities. In this respect,


I find the above ministers the
only competent ones. Most of
the other Ministers appear not
to know what they are doing,
and the heart rending thing is
that Tommy Turnquest is
hopeless as a leader and, on
the other side, B J Nottage
appears to be politically
underground.
There is no other political
party in the country that has
the creativity to take the
Bahamas to the next level. It's
a shame that all that was
accomplished through the '50s
and '60s has gone on the back-
burner. This PLP is not the
PLP of old. The only thing
that they have in common is
the name.
I admire a letter that
appeared in the 17th of
November by the Watchman
and with his glorification of
the Minister of Housing. I
should like to inform the
Watchman, however, that in
1962 it was in fact the United
Bahamian Party that started
the Yellow Elder housing pro-
ject to assist those persons
who could not afford a home.
Every consecutive minister
who held that post has tried
to produce as many homes as
possible by its administration,
but none of the various minis-
ters has accomplished what a
private company (Arawak
Homes) has been able to
accomplish, so there is nothing
significant about this minister.
It is a shame that such a bril-
liant man as Malcolm Adder-
ley, who has served on the
Supreme Court bench, is being
sidelined. Mr Adderley would
have made an excellent Attor-
ney General, or, better still,
Minister of Immigration.
In concluding, I would Jike
to see a proper Supreme Cburt
built in the city that could
accommodate all the various
departments, the ideal spot is
to knock down the Central
Police Station, BaTelCo, and
all the courts surrounding it.
The present Supreme Court
should be renovated and
become the Court of.Appeal.
It is a shame that so many
young persons are in the PLP,
who are academically brilliant,
but are not thinkers. This is
very upsetting and disap-
pointing.
I should hope that Dr Not-
tage would resurface.

FRANKLIN G.
FERGUSON
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2005, PAGE 5


THE TRIBUNE


*Anger growing over New




Providence water shortage


* By A FELICITY
INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter
FIFTY-FOUR immigrants
were apprehended on Tues-
day, bringing the number of
Haitian nationals trying to
enter the Bahamas to 92 just
two weeks into the year.
Forty-three men and 11
women were caught on a
Haitian sloop just south of
Rose Island at 3.40pmon
Tuesday.
The arrest was made by
HMBS P110 and P124.
According to Lt Darren
Henfield, this latest group
makes the third illegal entry
for the year. The migrants
have been handed over to
Immigration officials at the
Carmichael Road Detention
Centre.
A HAITIAN boat cap-
tain was brought before the
courts on Wednesday after
allegedly transporting 16
immigrants into the country
on January 6.
Cenatus Arilus, 33, was
charged with knowingly assist-
ing persons to land in the
Bahamas illegally from Haiti,
which is contrary to section 47
of the Immigration Act.
Immigration officers allege
that on January 10, Arilus,
navigating on the "Rose Guer-
line", landed 16 Haitian
nationals on Athol Island.
According to court dockets,
Arilus brought the 16 immi-
grants into the country hav-
ing failed to land at the autho-
rised port of entry at Matthew
Town, Inagua.
Arilus was additionally
charged with a breech of the
Bahamas visa requirements.
On that same date and time,
officers allege that he pre-
sented his Haitian passport
number HAD-01544 to offi-
cer Peter Joseph without the
proper Bahamian visa to per-
mit legal entry into the
Bahamas.
The defendant was not
required to plead, as he will
be given the opportunity to
do so when he returns before
Magistrate Guillimena Archer
on Friday. ..




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Tribune Staff Reporter
WITH no end in sight to the
water shortage from which
New Providence has been suf-
fering for the past two
months, anger is growing
among residents of the capital,
with one school official yes-
terday describing the lack of
water as a public health risk.
As shortage of water sup-
plies continues to cause major
inconvenience for families
throughout the island, calls for
a full and frank government
statement on the matter are
increasing.
Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, Marianne Stein, the
school director of Blairwood
Academy on Village Road,
said the shortage is now hav-
ing a significant effect on peo-
ple's lives.
"The public health authori-
ty tells us we must use City
water in our school, but we
are not getting our supply of
City water, so what are we
supposed to do?

Students
"I have students here who
can't wash their hands. I
sometimes have dirty water
coming through the pipes. It is
on the verge of becoming a
public health risk," she added.
At Cable Beach, a resident
said: "It has become almost
impossible to plan one's life. If
you're going out in the
evening, you can never be
sure you will be able to have a
shower.
"If you go for a run, there's
no guarantee you'll be able to
have a wash when you get
back.
"There seems to be no
rhyme or reason in how.Jthe,
turn-offs are organised. It's a.
hopeless situatiori,"lhe noted.
The water situation is even
more dire in higher lying
areas.
Dino Mosko, a resident of


School official


speaks out


San Souci, said that although
the area has been experienc-
ing water problems for the
past five years it has been
especially bad in recent weeks.
"We had no water over the
Christmas holidays, and now
once again we are the third
day without water," he
explained.
Mr Mosko said that the gov-
ernment is failing to fulfill
their obligation to its citizens.
"The government are
bound by contract to provide
us with water. However, we
were forced to install a hold-
ing tank, we were forced to
install a pressure pipe, at our
own expense, otherwise we
have no water at all," he said.
New Providence has been
subject to water shortage since
Hurricanes Frances and
Jeanne left the well fields in
Andros contaminated last
September.
A lack of rainfall and con-
tinuing mechanical problems
with the two transport barges
and the Windsor Field reverse
osmosis plant have added to
;the situation.
General Manager of Water
and Sewerage Corporation
(W&SC) Godfrey Sherman
announced yesterday that
engineers are working around
the clock to repair the barge
m/v Titus, which normally
transports three million gal-
lons of water per day from
Andros to Nassau, but said
that the tanker's mechanical
problems are more extensive
than previously assumed.,t,
He, explained that the part
that was needed to repair the
Titus had finally arrived in the
Bahamas and had been


installed, however additional
engine problems have been
now discovered.
* "We had all hoped that it
would have been repaired
(Tuesday) night, but then we
were told that the engineers
had to dismantle the engine
and once again return to the
drawing board. At the
moment it's out of our hands,"
he said. ,
The W&SC general manag-
er said that the corporation's
attempt of acquiring a third
barge on a temporary basis to
alleviate the problem also
proved unsuccessful.
"Such vessels are very hard
to come by," he explained.
As a consequence the Titus
will in the meantime once
again have to be assisted by
tugboats in its transport, he
said.

Alternative
Mr Sherman further said
that the ongoing situation has
clearly demonstrated the
need for alternative water
sources for the capital's pop-
ulation.
"We have known for quite
some time now that we have
to decrease our dependency
on Andros and I think every-
one realises this now," he said.
In an effort to find a solu-
tion, Mr Sherman said that the
plans fora new reverse osmo-
sis plant at the Blue Hills
Complex in New Providence
were "in the final stages.'l?';-
He said that the contract for
constructing the. pl'anrt i
expected to be awarded',this
month.
"In six months time we will
then we producing water and


in 12 months we will be at full
capacity," he said.
Mr Sherman said the pro-
ject is now only awaiting the
stamp approval from govern-
ment.
Resident of San Souci
Andrew Burrows called the
entire situation "pathetic,"
and said government should
have found alternatives to the
well-fields in Andros "a long
time ago."
Chief engineer at the Holi-
day Inn Cedric Wilmore said
that his hotel is not effected by
the water shortage as the
resort has its own reverse


osmosis plant.
"I have a 250-room proper-
ty here and I make 47,000 gal-
lons of water a day. If we can
maintain out own water in this
hotel why can't our country
do the same thing.
"This island is surrounded
by salt water, why don't they
have reverse osmosis systems
as backups for when their
plants don't work. We should
be beyond barging water from
Andros by now," added.
Mr Wilmore said that now
is the time for government to
make an official statement on
the matter.


Four gunmen killed in Haiti
* PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti
FOUR gunmen were killed when police raided a slum in Haiti's
capital on Wednesday, police said, according to Associated Press.
Several others were wounded during shootouts with officers,
who entered La Saline slum and surrounding neighborhoods
Wednesday morning, said police spokeswoman Gessy Coicou,
who could not provide the names of the victims.
The police detained one man from whom they had seized an M-
14 rifle, Coicou said.
Violence has swelled in the slum strongholds of ousted President
Jean-Bertrand Aristide since Sept. 30, leaving more than 200 peo-
ple dead, as his partisans stepped up demands for his return from
exile in South Africa. He left the Caribbean country on Feb. 29.
In La Saline, however, violence stems from gang warfare over
control of the neighborhood's sprawling marketplace, according to
human rights groups who have studied the problems there.
Seven Haitian human rights group reported that 18 people were
killed in two weeks last month in La Saline with no response from
police, the government or the 7,400-strong U.N. peacekeeping
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Tribune Freeport
Reporter
FREEPORT Laid off
workers at the Royal Oasis
Resort have become increas-
ingly concerned in recent
weeks over the uncertainty of
their jobs and the re-opening
of the resort in April, espe-
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have remained unemployed
without pay since September,
are under enormous financial
strain to meet their mortgages,
rents, loans and other obliga-
tions.
On Tuesday, a group of con-
cerned workers met with Mar-
co City MP Pleasant Bridge-
water at her law firm to voice
their concerns and to seek her
assistance in getting answers
from the government regard-
ing the situation at Royal
Oasis.
The resort, which comprises
the Crowne Plaza and Sun-
spree brands, and a casino,
closed after sustaining exten-
sive damage during Hurri-
canes Frances and Jeanne.
More than 1,000 workers
were laid off, but some were
retained during the recon-
struction phase. The hotel is
expected to re-open for busi-
ness in April.
Ms Bridgewater said work-
ers are frustrated, anxious, and
concerned.
"I gather that on Monday a
number of workers at Royal
Oasis and casino staged a
demonstration out of concern
for the fact that they have
been unemployed since the
hurricanes in September.

Frustrated
"A number of them were
assisting with restoration and
clean up of the property just
before the holidays. But con-
struction has stopped and after
not hearing from the hotel for
three weeks, they were
becoming a bit anxious, frus-
trated and concerned and
decided that they would
demonstrate to make some
demands to get some
answers," she said.
Ms Bridgewater said work-
ers are having difficulty meet-
ing their financial obligations


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"I gather that
on Monday a
number of
workers at
Royal Oasis
and casino
staged a
demonstration
out of concern
for the fact
that they
have been
unemployed
since the
hurricanes in
September."

Marco City MP
Pleasant Bridgewater


of paying mortgages, rents,
buying food and providing the
basic necessities for them-
selves.
o "Electricity and water are
off and children going' to
school without lunch," she
said.
Ms Bridgewater said the
workers complained that mon-
ey deducted from their pay for
their mortgages, insurance and
their National Insurance pre-
miums were not being for-
warded to various institutions.
"Their concern was also that
they have not seen any kind or
form of assistance or sympa-
thy, or information from the
union which represent them.

Government
And they were also con-
cerned that they were not
hearing anything from the
government," she explained.
Ms Bridgewater noted that
in some cases social services
would be able to offer rental
assistance of $500 per month,,
and food vouchers.
She has also spoken to the
Prime Minister and to the
Minister of Tourism with
regards to the plight of work-
ers.
"The PM indicated when I
spoke to him that the govern-
ment needs to really focus on
the plight of these kind of peo-
ple. And so I believe that over
the next few days that gov-
ernment will put initiatives in
place to specifically deal with


persons who would have lost
their job and not have any
income since the hurricane."
Ms Bridgewater expects that
the government would be able
to find out what the real prob-
lem is and what needs to be
done to bring about some res-
olution to the Royal Oasis sit-
uation.
"There has been some
meetings and negotiations to
work with the present opera-
tors and to also seek out new
operators. And I believe in
the short term, government
will do what it can to get the
hotel going again, bearing in
mind that there is extensive
damage, which needs to be
repaired," she said.

Investments
Ms Bridgewater said gov-
ernment would provide some
relief to workers because there
are some other investments in
the short term, which would
create employment for hun-
dreds of people.
ZNS Talk show Host
Darold Miller on the Imme-
diate Response programme
also expressed his concerns
over the plight of workers at
the resort.
He stressed that executives
of the Grand Bahama Port
Authority and the government
should meet. with the resort
operators to resolve the situa-
tion at Royal Oasis.
One female caller, who
identified herself as one of the
thousands of laid off hotel
workers at Royal Oasis,
said workers are barely sur-
viving.
"We need help badly. It
seems like nobody can help,"
said the woman, who has
worked at the resort for 20
years.
Mr Miller said the hotel
operator is ruling the lives of
thousands of Bahamian work-
ers.
"You know one of the prin-
ciples of the PLP was that
whenever these investors play
crazy the government will step
in, take over the hotel
and open it up on behalf of
the Bahamian people," he
said.
"Under the majority rule of
the PLP, the investor would
pack their bag and get out and
the hotel still run. And that
woman would still have her
job here today. Maybe that is
one of the principles we need
to return to," he said.
Mr Miller said that govern-
ment should have the
first option of buying the
property and re-opening it for
workers.


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PRIME Minister Perry
Christie is presiding
over one of the sorriest states of
public affairs in the history of
our nation.
No political administration in
this country has ever been
embroiled in such a rapid suc-
cession of outrageous scandals
so soon inits term as has Mr
Christie's administration.
Worse still, Mr Christie is
doing absolutely nothing to cor-
rect or improve the situation.
On the face of it, he seems
timid, helpless and over-
whelmed by the many missteps,
misdeeds and misadventures of
his seemingly out-of-control
ministers and political col-
leagues.
A case in point is the recent
allegation of rape (now with-
drawn) against the governmen-
t's third highest-ranking minis-
ter, Bradley Roberts, otherwise
known as "Big Bad Brad".
What prime minister worth
his weight in salt, having one of
his most senior ministers
accused of the horrible crime
of rape, goes for weeks on end
without saying a word to the
public about the matter, and
does not, in the name of pro-
tecting the integrity of his gov-
ernment, ask that minister to
remove himself from office until
the situation is satisfactorily
resolved?
What right-thinking prime
minister permits such woeful
and inexcusable foot-dragging
in a case that both scandalises
his government and calls into
question the integrity of the
nation's police force?
What prime minister permits
his attorney, general to ama-


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teurishly bias a case that could
go to jury by revealing publicly
the recommendation of the
Commissioner of Police before
he and his professional staff
have had adequate opportunity
to review the commissioner's
counsel?
What prime minister exercis-
ing good judgment does not
realise that the mishandling of
an alleged rape case against a
government minister could put
women at risk because
unscrupulous men may get the
impression that the chances of a
woman having her allegations
properly dealt with in the coun-
try is slim to none, especially if
the accused is powerful and
politically connected?
What prime minister, having
a moral compass and testicular
fortitude, says to his society that
his code of ethics does not
address matters of morality but
deals only with standards of
conduct having to do with con-
flicts of interest? In each case,
no competent prime minister
would.
Criticism of Prime Minister
Christie's weak laissez-faire
leadership style is entirely rea-
sonable. It gives this writer no
pleasure to endorse such criti-
cism because the PM remains
an affable man who no doubt
wishes to do good:
Yet, he is as culpable in bring-
ing down the image of his gov-
ernment as those around him,
especially if he permits them to


LAI N G


continue to do what he has the
power to stop them from doing
while they are members of his
cabinet.
Likable or not, Mr Christie
is leader of a nation and not a
boys' club. It is time he acted
with the maturity, focus and for-
titude required of a man in his
position. He must do so for the
good of us all and for our
nation.

WHAT IF MINISTER
ROBERTS WAS IN
OPPOSITION OR AN
ORDINARY MAN?

W whether the allega-
tions made against
Minister Roberts were true or
not is not for us to judge here,,
but it is for us to judge whether
the process dealing with those
allegations was conducted in a
manner common to all.
In this vein, one has to ask
the question, if Bradley Roberts
were someone opposed to the
government or an ordinary man
on the street, would the rape
allegations against him have
been handled differently?
This is one of the most critical
questions facing our nation
today because the answer that
the majority of Bahamians give
to it would speak volumes about
their confidence in the judicial
system of our nation and in our
democracy itself.


Had Minister Roberts been
a member of the opposition or
an ordinary Bahamian male
who a woman accused of rape,
how soon would he have been
called in for questioning by the
police?
Does anyone believe that it
would have taken more than
three days for him to be
brought in for questioning, not
on his own accord but at the
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THE House panel
appointed last
summer to investigate traf-
fic, health and other prob-
lems at the Montagu ramp
will meet soon according
to Pierre Dupuch, the inde-
pendent MP who chairs it.
But don't expect any
quick solutions to this
long-festering mess. If the
committee is able to report
to parliament this summer,
it will then be up to the
government and others to
consider implementing the
proposals. And we all
know how that goes.
Since last October, the
committee (which includes
Brent Symonette, Philip


Davis, Frank Smith and
John Carey) has been col-
lecting public comments
via a ,web site
(Www.bahamasb2b.com/co
mmunity/montague-ramp).
About a hundred postings
have been received so far.
According to Mr
Dupuch, they boil down to
the following options:
1. Close the site com-
pletely.
2. Move the vendors east
of the sailing club.
3. Move the ramp to an
area near the fort.


4. Move the vendors to
the Malcolm's Park area.
"The most sensible sug-
gestions have come from
the fishermen themselves,"
Mr Dupuch told Tough
Call recently. "The com-
mittee is anxious to see this
situation resolved, but we
are still looking for public
comment." ,
It certainly is incredible,
one editorialist recently
wrote, that lawmakers are


still investigating a prob-
lem that began at least 13
years ago and that has
been worsening ever since,
through three government
changes.
The Montagu shoreline
is one of th.e few open
spaces left on this island.
But despite its use by inner
city families, cookout ven-
dors, sailing enthusiasts,
pleasure boaters and com-
muters it has been allowed
to deteriorate into a mon-
strous public health and
safety hazard.
;, "


There can be no rational
explanation for this -
although some would argue
that the opportunity to
affront those who lunch at
the Royal Nassau Sailing
Club is the main motiva-
tor.
If we discount that absur-
dity, we are left with the
fact that a handful of citi-
zens are holding half the
population of the island to
ransom. And this big, bad
PLP government (and the
Hubiggety government
before it...and the Pingdom
before that) has neither the
guts nor the wit to deal
with a minor problem
before it becomes a major
disaster.
Just as the unregulated
water sports industry is
allowed to kill and maim
our tourists, so is this hand-
ful of "entrepreneurs"
being allowed to create a
public health and traffic
hazard that will eventual-
ly cost the government far
more than addressing the
situation now ever could.
Onsite sewerage disposal
along the coast (via cess
pits dug in the porous lime-
stone rock) leaks waste and
pathogens into Montagu
Bay. The market itself con-
tributes human and animal
waste plus a variety of
garbage. The marine prod-
ucts on sale at Montagu are
washed in this toxic cock-
tail.
The crumbling ramp is
crowded with fishermen,
jet ski operators and ven-
dors of all sorts. Despite
the stench and the garbage,
the ramshackle market is
visited by confused tourists
and people who stop with-


out warning to chat or buy.
Trailers block the road
during rush hours, leading
to miles of traffic jams and .
endless frustration.
A few dozen fish vendors
are licensed at the Mon-
tagu market. But they are
augmented by boaters and
jet ski operators. Then
there are the fruit and veg-
etable stands, several
mobile vendors and even a
petty shop. Recently, peo-
ple began selling t-shirts
from cars parked beside
the ramp.

It all began in the.
1970s with one or two
casual fishermen hawking
their catch to passing
motorists. But in the last
decade Montagu has
exploded into a chaotic
free-for-all. One of our few
recreational areas has been
transformed into a public
slaughterhouse and com-
mercial boat. ramp without
the slightest thought.
Fishermen moved to the
ramp in numbers after the
closure of Potters Cay in
1991 following an outbreak
of conch poisoning.
At that time, more than
1,000 people were hospi-
talised from eating conch
infected with bacteria
picked up from polluted
water around the Paradise
Island bridge.
That outbreak rwas
. caused by the dumping of
raw sewage into the har-
bour after an equipment
breakdown at the Mal-
colm's Park deep injection
well, which disposes of
much of the city's waste.
Potters Cay was closed
for months, and although
it was understood that the
fishermen would leave
Montagu when the central
market reopened after
remedial measures were
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"The Montagu shoreline is
one of the few open spaces left
on this island. But despite its
use by inner city families,
cookout vendors, sailing
enthusiasts, pleasure boaters
and commuters it has been
allowed to deteriorate into a
monstrous public health and
safety hazard."


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with the Montagu ramp


FROM previous page
taken, they never did.
Now one of the options
the committee is consider-
ing is to move vendors to
the area east of the old Pan
American seaplane ramp at
Malcolm's Park. A new
ramp 'would be built
between the yacht club and
Fort Montagu. And direct
access to the existing ramp
from Bay Street would be
closed off.
This new market area
would become a tourist
attraction similar to the
Arawak Cay fish fry. Sell-
ing only Bahamian prod-
ucts, it would be operated
by a private authority.
Similar proposals have
been on the table for
decades. However, we are
certain that the Christie
administration will put pre-
vious governments to
shame by the alacrity with
which it responds to the
Montagu committee's
upcoming report.

The October 1991
Halloween Surge

A after last week's
article on
tsunamis, 'some readers
recalled the massive swells
we experienced here on
October 31, 1991 an
event that became known
as the Halloween storm
surge.
These ocean swells were
high enough to swamp
homes along West Bay
Street and cause extensive
damage to sea walls and
coastal roads. The Glass
Window bridge on
Eleuthera was also heavi-
ly damaged.
This was the result of the
so-called 'perfect storm' -
a blockbuster nor'easter
which developed off the
New England coast after
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combining with remnants
of Hurricane Grace. This
was the storm that inspired
the Warner Brothers movie
of the same name.
By October 30 when it


was midway between
Bermuda and New Jersey
- the storm had sustained
winds of 70 mph, produc-
ing 40- to 80-foot waves, as
reported by a weather buoy
east of Long Island, New
York..
A US government report
said that "treacherous
swells, surf and associated
coastal flooding
occurred...along portions
of the Atlantic shoreline
extending from Puerto
Rico and the Dominican


Republic to the Bahamas.
Total damage in the United
States was in the hundreds
of millions of dollars.
A tsunami is a single cat-
astrophic event that is over


in short time. It generates a
few large waves immedi-
ately and then a series of
smaller ones, like a stone
thrown in the water. The
Halloween storm surge was
a series of large waves sus-
tained for at least 24 hours
and continuing through the
next day.

The October 1926
Tidal Wave


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While we are on
the subject, in
1981, the late Dr Paul
Albury published a news-
paper article headed "the
Tidal Wave of 1926".
Dr Albury recalled an
October hurricane that
caused a tidal wave that
devastated Marsh Harbour.
Following a rising tide with
the first half of the hurri-
cane, there was a powerful
surge once the eye had
passed over. He quoted
this eye-witness account:
"The sea drove in at
first with a solid wall of
water about six feet
high...And then in a few
minutes more the real tidal
wave rolled in. We could
hear its fearful roar before
we could see it. It was a


solid wall of water rising
about 20 feet high."
Actually, the term "tidal
wave" is a misnomer. What
the residents of Marsh
Harbour experienced in
1926 was a storm surge -
water that is pushed
toward shore by the force
of the storm and made
higher by wind waves.

Tsunami Evidence

Last week's article
also reported that
scientists had identified
ancient depositional evi-
dence for past tsunamis
affecting the Bahamas.
In relation to this, a
reader provided us with a
1996 research paper by for-


mer College of the
Bahamas lecturer Paul
Hearty. The article sug-
gested that huge boulders
along the coastal ridge of
north Eleuthera had been
deposited by large waves
some 120,000 years ago.
However, in 2002 geolo-
gists from the Gerace
Research Centre on San
Salvador disputed the evi-
dence. They reported that
these boulder-like outcrops
(some as big as a small
house) were simply "ero-
sional remnants". .
Of course, this does not
infer that tsunamis have
never affected the
Bahamas over the millen-
nia. They almost certainly
have.
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"It all began in the 1970s with
one or two casual fishermen
hawking their catch to passing
motorists. But in the last
decade Montagu has exploded
into a chaotic free-for-all. One
of our few recreational areas
has been transformed into a
public slaughterhouse and
commercial boat ramp without
the slightest thought."


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insistence of the police?
Would it have taken the police
three-plus weeks to conduct
an investigation that did not
involve questioning him?
Would the police have felt the
need to send the matter to the
attorney general's office for
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If Mr Roberts was a mem-
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making a recommendation to,
him, when whatever decision
made in his office is a decision
that he must take responsibil-
ity for both publicly and pri-
vately as minister?
Peace is the fundamental
precondition for pursuing
every noble endeavour in a


society. Peace in society
requires a sense among the
population that there is jus-
tice.
Of all the forms of govern-
ment that promote justice,
democracy has won out as the
most potent. If Bahamians
believe that justice in our
nation is not blind but cock-
eyed, they will lose faith in the
democracy and will begin to
take matters into their own
hands.
This will not only destroy
the common peace but will
promote a level of mistrust
and antagonism that could
jeopardise the solid gains we
have made in this society over
the years.
This much is true: if the
majority of citizens of our
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Roberts was treated different-
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dese politicians running' roun'
the place accused of rapin'
people, y'all roun' here
harassing' innocent poor folk
fa nothing As one man said
sadly to me, fellows accused
of rape now-will "plead the
Bradley".
A SERIES OF
UNFORTUNATE EVENTS

The madness in the
Christie administra-
tion reads like Lemony Snick-
et's "A Series of Unfortunate
Events". In just a little more
than two and a half years,
members of the Christie
administration have treated
the Bahamian public to a con-
coction of suggestions of pub-
lic and private mix-ups that
read like a "what's what of
things not to do in govern-
ment".
Whether it was the BAIC
fiasco, the Korean Boat Scan-
dal, the Harajchi affair, the
BaTelCo building lease con-
flict of interest, or the Sidney
Stubbs bankruptcy case, the
smorgasbord of nonsense by
the Christie government in its
relatively short stay in gov-
ernment has been nothing
short of horrendous.
These scandals look even
worse in light of the fact that
the administration has pre-
cious little real progress to
report since coming to office.
The question is, when will this
soap opera of governmental
blunders end? For the sake of
our national and international
reputation, let's all pray that it
is some time soon.
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At the time Mr Christie
denied suggestions that the
code of ethics he announced
shortly after taking office
applied to the allegation, as
neither innocence nor guilt
had yet been established.


He did not support the sug-
gestion that his code could be
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The FNM yesterday criti-
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minister's "arrogant silence,"
saying his code of ethics is
"seemingly not worth the
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"The word ethics in itself
speaks to morality. It speaks
to a higher standard being
expected by those to whom
the code applies," the FNM
said.
The FNM denied that its
comments in any way were
aimed at suggesting that Mr
Roberts was guilty of the
offence.
"We repeat that the guilt
or innocence of the accused
Cabinet minister is not an
issue that we in the Free
National Movement presume
to adjudicate on, and regard-
less of whether or not the
minister had been charged,
the FNM would have made a
distinct point to bring the
glaring inequity in terms of
his treatment versus that of
the common man to the
attention of the electorate," it
said.
The FNM said that had an
ordinary member of the pub-
lic been accused ,of the
offence, he would have been
arrested and interviewed
"forthwith".
Mr Roberts yesterday
thanked his 'wife and family
"for never wavering at any
moment in their belief that
such an allegation could ever
be attached to me and' from
that belief they too were
steadfast in their support.
"It would be remiss if I also
didn't thank all of my con-
stituents of Bain and Grants
Town as well as the hundreds
of well-wishers across the
Bahamas and other conti-
nents who sent me words of
encouragement and their
commitment to believing in-
my innocence," he said.


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The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd. (BTC) is pleased
to invite applications from suitably qualified individuals to fill the
position of Associate in its Project Accounting Unit, a division of
its Cost & Investments Department.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

* Prepare a monthly Receivable and Contributions Analysis report.
* Prepare a monthly Deferred Income Amortization Report.
* Prepare monthly journal entries for completed projects.
* Monitor all development project expenditures and make necessary
adjustments.
* Updates and maintain individual "D" project expenditure files.
* Prepare monthly reconciliations showing all movements entered
into the general ledger and CIP modules for D100 accounts.
* Prepare a monthly Closure and Expense Reports for D100 accounts.
* Record and set up NEW and CLOSED Projects in the ROSS System,
and spreadsheet on request, in accordance with the policies and
procedures.
* Conduct site verification on all projects to assess the extent to which
project plan were achieved, and the impact of cost and overruns if
any.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

1. Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance with three (3) years
experience OR,
2. Associate Degree or Finance with five years experience in a related
field
3. Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Excell and Word
4. Must possess strong Analytical skills
5. Excellent written and oral presentation skills required.

All applications should be recieved at BTC's Head Office, 21 John
F. Kennedy Drive, no later than Wednesday, January 26th, 2005, and
addressed as follows:

Director
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The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd.

Re: Associate Project Accounting Unit


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FROM page one
project. I shall do all within my
power, subject of course to the
fiscal restraints, to ensure that.
over the course of this year
these concerns are remedied,"
he said.
Mr Sears said the first task
must be to review the country's
laws in regard to children and
young persons, and the preven-
tion of domestic violence
against children.
"Other matters will include a
reform of the bankruptcy laws,
the criminal laws, the quieting
titles act, and the land law in
the Bahamas," he said.
Wayne Munroe, president of
the Bar Association, said his
major concern is that the issues
that the association wanted to
be addressed last year contin-
ue on into this new fiscal year.
"We continue to hear promis-
es about a court building and
when you look around it is
increasingly clear that it needs
to be facilitated. There are oth-
er things that for security rea-
sons I care not to mention but
they are urgently, urgently
needed. We still hear them talk-
ing about increasing salaries for
judicial and legal officers, which
are very long overdue," he said.
Mr Munroe said that Bar
members have been asking to
be consulted on matters that
affect the administration of jus-
tice but to no avail.
"The example given is the
Corrections Bill. We weren't
consulted on that. We have got
a hold of it and we now see why
they don't consult us on that
because it does nothing to
change or improve the circum-
stances of the prison," said Mr
Munroe.
He also said that a simple
name change of prison officer to
corrections officer will not be
enough to properly address the
issues of the rehabilitation of
persons stationed there.
"What is needed is to prop-
erly address the remand of per-
sons, the incarceration of per-
sons, and properly deal with
their rehabilitation. None of
that is provided in the bill. But


after the bill comes through,
perhaps we will have a brand
new name, a brand new flag,
maybe some new uniforms, but
still the same old prison," he
said.
The Bar Association is urg-
ing the proper rehabilitation of
prisoners and has warned that,
if it is not done properly, an
"uprising" will come one day.
"Individuals come to
court with maybe a minor
offence. The police ask for a
two week adjournment to inves-
tigate the person and the man is
remanded in custody. If this


young man has a job he will lose
it during this time. If I was that
young man I would be very
angry.
"We need to be very careful
about oppressing people,
because we have too many indi-
viduals remanded in custody
who are acquitted. They have
the right to feel oppressed and
angry. Even those who have
committed crimes, we need not
treat them as dogs because if
we don't invest in a prison, we
are in fact investing in an immi-
nent uprising one day," warned
Mr Munroe.


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FROM page one
Andros and had no problem with that, he felt that
his rival should not be campaigning while a ZNS employ-
ee.
"I wanted to ask the prime minister about his code of
ethics and what he would do with those persons who are
perverting the use of their ministerial status for the
enrichment of themselves and their family and what the
penalties are for those who engage in improper behav-
iour, including the soliciting of funds and the acceptance
of personal gifts from those seeking to obtain personal
favour from government.
"What is the penalty for those persons who breach
this code of ethics? If there is no penalty then this
code of ethics is a waste of time and I don't see the sense
of it," said Mr Bastian, proceeding to rip up, a copy of the
code.
Mr Wisdom, after checking Mr Bastian's claim, con-
firmed that South Andros had two Junkanoo parades on
December 24 and January 5.
"The reasoning for the second one was because
persons said that there was not enough press coverage,"
he said.
Mr Bastian said that because the parade was seen as
being political, only one group participated.


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government said, according to Associated Press.
Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said Wednesday that he expect-
ed the ban, imposed after Beijing's bloody 1989 crackdown on
pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square, to be lifted dur-
ing Luxembourg's six-month turn as president of the EU, which
lasts until the end of June.
Straw said that an end to the embargo would not see arms
flood into China, due to the EU's code of conduct. The code
forces member nations to ensure the weapons they sell are not
used for internal repression, external aggression or where seri-
ous violations of human rights have occurred.
"Our position in principle is that, subject to satisfaction of the
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mentary committee.
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pening under the Luxembourg presidency.
"It is more likely than not that this will be decided under this
presidency."
Germany and France have led the calls for the ban to be
lifted, and argue that China's human rights record has improved
since 1989. But other EU nations, including Sweden and Ireland,
oppose the ban being lifted and want the "code of conduct" to
be tightened to act as a stronger safety net if and when arms
sales are resumed.
The United States has pushed hard for the EU not to lift the
ban and fears an escalation of tension between Beijing and
Taiwan.
Straw said efforts would be made to reassure Washington.
"The U.S. have an entirely legitimate and understandable
interest both in the effectiveness of the EU's system of arms con-
trol and in issues of regional stability in that area," he said.
"There will be intensive discussions with the U.S."


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Welcome
Winston Rolle, President, Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
2005 Economic Outlook (video presentation)
Performance and Projections for the Economy
Sen Hon James H Smith, Minister of State for Finance
Maximizing the Potential of a Strong, Competitive
and Integrated Region
Wendell Mottley, Former Minister of Finance, Trinidad & Tobago
Important Spin-offs of An Economic Re-Engineering Strategy
Julian Francis, Governor, Central Bank of The Bahamas
Tax Alternatives
Ben Arrindell, Country Managing Partner, Ernst & Young Caribbean
Results-Driven Leadership: A Modem Approach
Lester Cox, CEO, Cox Institute
First With the Head, Then With The Heart-
Getting Things Done In The Bahamas
Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, Director General, Ministry of Tourism
Expanding Choice in the Re-engineered Insurance Sector
I. Chester Cooper, Vice President, British American
Insurance Company
My Bahamas in the 21st Century
Christian Campbell, 2002 Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholar &'
Inaugural John Boyd Fellow In Creative Writing, College of The Bahamas
Re-Thinking Industrial Relations
Themes: Productivity, Competitiveness, Immigration, Legislation, and Union Relevance
Patrick Bain, President, Bahamas Hotel Catering ,& Allied Workers Union &
President, National Trade Union Congress
J Barrie Farrington, Sr VP, Administration, Kerzner International (Bahamas) &
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A busy computer company is in search of a multi-task person
that is well groomed, have excellent organizational skills, energetic.
Computer literate and is a people person

Duties include

Running of the Technical Department

Answering logging and dispatching of phone calls filing, invoicing,
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Please send resume to:

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P.O.Box CB 13283
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tournament at Atlantis


A LONDON management
consultant has won almost a
million dollars in a poker
game. John Gale, 51, was
playing in a high stakes mul-
ti-million dollar Texas Hold
'Eni poker tournament at
Atlantis resort on Paradise
Island.
The businessman won
$865,000 and a $25,000 buy-
in to the 2005 World Series
of Poker to be staged in
Atlantic City, USA, in July,
with a chance to win $10 mil-
lion.

Trounced
Gale trounced his final
opponent, New Yorker Alex
Balandin, in a mere seven
hands, sending the runner up
home with a $484,000 sec-
ond prize.
Hugging the bundles of
dollar notes after the win,
Gale said: "I'm completely
overwhelmed, actually. Flab-
bergasted. Alex played fan-
tastic. I feel very, very hum-
bled, actually. I have only


VACANCY NOTICE

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd. (BTC) is pleased to
invite applications from suitably qualified individuals to fill the position
of Information Systems Business Analyst in its Human Resources
Division.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Company is implementing a new Financial/ Human Resources
Application System, which will require the creation of a team of Business
Analysts. Candidates for this team should currently be employed in a
Human Resources role and should be a.ble to demonstrate a sound
understanding of the procedures, policies, and internal controls in a Human
Resources Department. Additionally, these candidates should be able to
demonstrate an aptitude for software applications. This team will be at the
centre of a dedicated cross functional implementation effort and is expected
to form the core post implementation application support. Applicants will
be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and motivation to see this project
through the successful implementation by creating or assisting others in
developing processes, user acceptance testing (UAT), reporting,
documentation, and training.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Become intimately familiar with all the modular features, functionality,
workflows, related internal controls and interfaces for system modules
assigned.
Research and document usr requirements and specifications, conduct
business and technical studies, design, develop and implement information
systems business solutions, and provide imput on service delivery.
Working with the vendor implementation teams, BTC Consultants, and
super users to develop system test plans and associated test data and
execute User Acceptance Testing (UAT) for system modules assigned.
Ensure results of the conducted tests are well documented and failed
items are tracked for follow-up to completion.
Become familiar with all available standard reports for the system modules
assigned.
Develop proficiencies with report writing tools to perform specified data
analysis and studies as requested on system modules assigned; develop
and present as hoc reports in support of various initiatives.
Assist with the creation of training materials and the user training itself
for the system modules assigned. Training materials includes business
processes, system features, functionality, technology capabilities and
limitations, ect.
Develop post implementation documentation to assist with the support
of users and the daily maintenance and management of the system.
Documentation includes but is not limited to screen shots, process
diagrams, system enhancement requests, standard operating procedures,
etc.
Provide on-going post implementation systems support for end users as
directed.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by Management.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience in a Human Resources
Department.
Demonstrate aptitude in the use of Microsoft office suite plus database
driven application software.
Ability to create, compose and edit written materials; proven analytical
communication, research, and writing skills.

All applications should be received at BTC's Head Office, 21 John F.
Kennedy Drive, no later than Wednesday, January 26th, 2005, and addressed
as follows:

Director
Human Resources & Administration
The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd.
Nassau, The Bahamas

RE: Information Systems Business Analyst Human Resources


played one other live game
and that was in a small game
in Ireland. I lasted about six
and a half minutes, so I don't
really count that one."
He added: "I didn't really
come to win the money. I
thought I would bum out
within the first hour. I just
love the buzz and the social
aspect of playing. And it's
great to get to play against
world famous players such
as Greg Raymer, Chris Mon-
eymaker and Daniel Negre-
anu."
All three big names were
knocked out early in the
match, with world champ
Raymer managing only 32nd
place and barely making
back his stake, cashing out
at only $13,600.
Former patents lawyer
American Greg Raymer,
who gave up his job after
blowing out the world's best
card players, picking up $5
million at the 2004 World.
Series of Poker champi-
onship.

Advice
Before he signed out,
Raymer had some advice for
Gale as he headed into the
big playoff with six finalists
from New York, Sweden,
Canada, Miami, Oregon and
Las Vegas. Raymer told
Gale: "Play your own
game." Gale played a fairly
aggressive and risk-taking
game to win the pot.
The marathon event ran
over five days, with games
lasting up to eight hours a
day. Gale was one of 400 of
the world's top poker faces
who travelled to the
Bahamas for their chance to
pit their poker skills against
the odds and a share of the
almost $3 million prize pool.
Places ai the high stakes.


* POKER tournament winner John Gale.
(Photo: Jodi Shapiro/PokerStars)


event didn't come cheap, at
$11,000 a head but many of
the players who ante-ed up
for the Texas Hold 'Em
tournament, held at Atlantis
resort on Paradise Island,
won their ticket on a $3
game, playing online at their
home computer.
Gale waged $27 in an
online game to win his place
at the table; He started play-


ing poker only six months
ago.
Texas Hold 'Em poker is
recognized as one of the
fastest growing pastimes and
is a favourite among celebri-
ties including Whoopi Gold-
berg, comedian Ellen De
Generes, 'Friends' star
Matthew Perry and Jennifer
Lopez' ex fiance Ben
Afflick.


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ses and more! relating to control of the general ledger, and financial reporting and
.sit your nearest analysis.
it yo ur nearest Demonstrate aptitude in the use of Microsoft office suite plus database
Sfbranch. Our driven application software.
officers are Ability to create, compose and edit written materials; proven analytical
HELP you! communication, research, and writing skills.
All applications should be received at BTC's Head Office, 21 John F.
it, Kennedy Drive, no later than Wednesday, January 26th, 2005, and addressed
th $1,500! as follows:
Director
*RBC Human Resources & Administration
INCO T e Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd.
IINjJ ONassau, The Bahamas
RE: Information Systems Business Analyst Human Resources
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the Bahamas held its annual attended. Group representa- Judy Ward-Carter thanked
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21st, 2005 ~
nt VACANCY NOTICELtd
ccountantg. OUR photograph shows the presentation of donations and the happysed to
rience invite an group of cancer survivors and members of the Cancer Society. ion of
Informannual celebyst in its Financial Division

for Cancer Socia Human Resourcesty
THE Cancer Society of wMale Support group also President of theSociety,ss
the Bahamas held its annual attended. Group representa- Judy Ward-Carter thanked
Christmas Support Group tive, Mr Wendall Barry the donors for their caring
written and Celebration at the newly made a donation demonwards the and sharing and the success-
dedicated Cancer Caring project a l controls Janice ful evening was spent with
Centre. Longley from her Christmas caroling, fellowship an andpiufood'
foembersofthe Us Too Tea eventeam will be at thunder the stars on thedic atio.ed



21st, 2005
nt VACANCY NOTICE
ountant The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd. (BTC) is pleased to form the core
invite applications from suitably qualified individuals for the position o
Information Systems Business Analyst in its Financial Division.ugh the
POSITION SUMMARY
The Company is implementing a new Financial/ Human Resources .
Application System, which will require the creation of a team of Businessg
Analysts. Candidates for this team shooting uld currently be employed in and :
finan Become iand should be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of
the procedures, policies, and internal controls in a Financial Departme modules
busAdditionally, these candidates should be able to der implemnstrate an aptitudeon
for software applications. This team will be at the centre of a dedicatedry.
cross functional implementation effort and is expected to form the core '
post implementation application support. Applicants will be expected to
demonstrate enthusiasm and motivation to see this project through thea and
successful implementation by creating or assisting others in developing
processes, user acceptance testing (UAT), reporting, documentationargned.
training.re tracked for follow-up to completion.
IDUITES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Bt Become lately familiar with all the modular featuresysunctm moduality,
anaworkflows, related internal controls and interfaces for system modules assigned; develop
assigned.
p Research and document user requirements and specifications nductives
business andtechnical studies, design, develop and implement information
systems business solutions, and provide imput on service delivery.
Working with the vendor implementation teams, BTC Consultants, and
super users to develop system test plans and associated test data and
execute User Acceptance Testing (UAT) for system modules assigned.:
Ensure results of the conducted tests are well documented and failed l






Develop proficn-going post implementation systems support perform speified datas
ss or personal Performs miscellaneous job-relasted duties modules assigned by Managementlop
and present as hoc reports in support of various initiatives.





n MINIMUMprocesses, system features, functionality, technology capabilities andS:
nsolidationlimitations, ect.





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Course Description:This course is for the beginner who knows very little about computers and does not
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of various software using: (I) Microsoft Office Word Processing (ii) Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (iii)
Microsoft Access Database Management.
Pre-requisite: None
Begins: Monday, 7 February 2005 6:00pm 9:00pm Section 01 (CEES)
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This workshop is designed to provide participants with an overview of the fundamentals of Microsoft PowerPoint.
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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY I
Course Description:This course covers basic concepts of Information Technology. The course provides training
in the following areas; Basic Hardware Proficiency, Application Features Proficiency, Operating System
Proficiency, Internet and Email Proficiency.


Begins:Wednesday, 9 February 2005
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Course Description: This course is a hands-on introduction to technology systems for use in information
environments. The course will cover the following topics: Basic Hardware, Operating Systems, Troubleshooting
and Repairs.
Pre-requisite: None Begins: Tuesday, 8 February 2005 Time: 6:00pm 7:30pm
Tuesday and Thursdays Diration:12 weeks Venue: BHTC Computer Lab Fees:$500.00

QUICKBOOKS
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20 employees) how to organize and manage their accounting activities using QuickBooks Pro software. Students
will learn how to set-up their company files, chart of accounts, budget, customers, vendors and employees.


Begins: Tuesday, 1 March 2005
Venue: CEES Computer Lab


WEBPAGE DESIGN WORKSHOP
Course Description: This course, which targets persons who would like to create their personal web pages will
cover Web page creation, Web site management, and HTML. Specific topics will include Formatting, Graphics,
Multimedia, Forms and Tables and hosting of web pages.
Pr-requisite: Participants mustbe computerolitEate. and ye~ ba.scjI owledge of qwrd-proces5gng
Begins: Thursday, 24 February 2005 Time: 9:30am 4:30pm Duration: 2 days
Venue: CEES Computer Lab Fees: $550.00
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nlacroix@cob.edu.bs
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ANIMAL CARE
ANIM800 01 DOG GROOMING 6:00-9:00pm Tue 1-Mar 10 weeks $355
BUSINESS
BUSI900 01 CREDIT & COLLECTIONS I 6:00-9:00pm The 1-Mar 8 weeks $225
BUSI904 01 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS I 6:00-9:00pm Tue 1-Mar 8 weeks $225
MKTH900 01 MARKETING 6:00-9:00pm Thur 28-Feb 10 weeks $225
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Colina accepts


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for


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
olina Insurance
Company has
:, accepted the Gov-
ernment's condi-
tions for approv-
ing its Imperial Life Financial
(Bahamas) acquisition, Prime
Minister Perry Christie said yes-
terday.
The conditions, more strin-
gent than many market
observers expected, include the
dilution of Colina Financial
Group's stake in its insurance
subsidiary to 51 per cent and


Imperial


permission for Imperial Life
policyholders to remain with
that company if they do not
want to transfer over to Coli-
na.
In his address to the House of
Assembly, the Prime Minister
unveiled 21 conditions that the
Government and financial ser-
vices industry regulators the
Central Bank of the Bahamas,
the Securities Commission and
the Registrar of Insurance had
attached to approval of the
Imperial Life acquisition.
If Colina Insurance Compa-
ny, its parent, or any Colina
subsidiary breached those con-


purchase


Government sets 21 conditions, including

divestment of 20.7% holding in insurance,

subsidiary, but PM's address leaves questions

unanswered on Imperial Life policyholders

being allowed to stay with. that company


editions, among the penalties
devised by the Government are
the possible withholding of the
annual letter of good standing
that would be issued on Colina
Insurance Coinpany's behalf bN


the Registrar of Insurance.
Another penalty could
involve the withdrawal of gov-
ernment approval, and the
removal of, senior officers and
directors at "an\" Cohna Finan-


cial Group entity.
Mr Christie added that fail-
ure to remedy any breach of the
conditions, e\ en after due warn-
ing was given, could see Coli-'
na Insurance Company prohib-


ited from writing new business.
And he said: "Continued
breach of a key condition, after
notification that remedial mea-
sures should be taken, could
result in a withdrawal by the
Registrar of Insurance of Colina
Insurance Company's registra-
tion, and in the [Registrar] seek-
ing to identify a new entity to
acquire the insurance business
Sat fair market value."
The penalties and conditions
attached to the Imperial-Life
Financial (Bahamas) purchase,
believed to have a $20-$24 mil-
See APPROVE, Page 3B


Government eyes three



investment agreements



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Colina stake disposal

to leave 51 % holding


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
COLINA FINANCIAL
GROUP must provide to the
financial services regulators
options for divesting a 20.7 per
cent stake it owns in the holding
vehicle for Colina Insurance
Company within 90 days of
accepting government approval
of its Imperial Life Financial
(Bahamas) purchase, Prime
Minister Perry Christie said yes-
terday.
In unveiling the conditions
fqr approval of Colina Insur-
ance Company's Imperial Life
Financial purchase, the Prime
Minister said its parent; the Col-
ina Financial Group, must
remove its Invesco subsidiary
as a shareholder in Colina
Holdings the latter being the
publicly quoted holding vehicle
for Colina Insurance Company.
,Mr Christie added that the
sale of the 20.7 per cent stake
held by Invesco, the vehicle cre-.
ated by Colina to purchase a
niajority 52 per cent stake in
the former Global Bahamas for
$12 million in 2002, would leave
at least 49 per cent of Colina
Holdings' shares in public
hands.
To further dilute Colina
Financial Group's control over
Colina Holdings, Mr Christie
said the 20.7 per cent had.to be
offered to retail and institu-
tional investors "that are not
part of, or associated with, the
Colina Financial Group or its
principals". In practice, though,
that last requirement is likely
to be difficult for regulators to
enforce.
I-Mr Christie said: "Within 90
days of acceptance of the con-
ditional approval, the Colina
Financial Group must provide
the group of financial service
regulators with options on how
it proposes to accomplish the
divestment of the shares held
by Invesco. Also, the divest-
ment is to take place no later
than 12 months after the group
of financial services regulators
has indicated acceptance of a
particular option."
Colina Holdings' last annual
report, issued for year-end 2003,
said about 31 per cent of its


shares were held by the
Bahamian public. Some 67 per
cent was owned by the Colina
Financial Group, with another 2
per cent held by Colina Insur-
ance Company. Based on those
figures, the public stake in Col-
ina Holdings would rise from
31 per cent to 49 per cent, with
Colina's holding falling from 69
per cent to 41 per cent.
Among the "key conditions"
listed by Mr Christie that the
Colina Financial Group had
accepted were "the separation
of its investment management
business and financing activi-
ties immediately, with any exist-
ing conflicts to be addressed
over a period in consultation
with the Securities Commis-
sion".
The Tribune had previously
exclusively revealed that this
and other corporate governance
requirements were among .the
conditions being imposed on
Colina.
However, it was not clear
whether "separation" means
that Colina Financial Group has
to totally divest and dispose of
its Colina Financial Advisors
arm a move that would allay
fears over the Imperial Life,
deal's impact on the capital
markets or just 'Chinese wall'
this subsidiary from the insur-
ance company. Other condi-
tions indicate it is the latter.
Other "key conditions"
include the removal of at least
one of Colina Financial Group's
three principals Emanuel
Alexiou, James Campbell and
Tony Ferguson from its Board
of Directors and their replace-
ment by an independent, non-
executive within 90 days' of
accepting the conditions. The
same procedure was to be fol-
lowed on the boards of Colina
Financial Advisors and Colina
Holdings.
The latter company's board
contains the three principals,
plus the Colina Financial
Group's chief financial officer,
Ravi Jesubatham, and Sandra
Knowles, a consultant at the
Colina-owned Nassau
Guardian, meaning it is already
heavily dominated by Colina
See DEAL, Page 5B


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
Allyson Maynard-Gibson,
minister of financial services.
and investments, yesterday said
the Government hoped to sigln
a Heads of Agreement for the
I-Group's $500 million invest-
ment proposal in Mayaguana
by the end of the 2005 second
quarter, with that project fol-
lowing two silimar agreements
for Grand Bahama.
Addressing the Bahamas
Society of Engineers' lun-
cheon, Mrs Maynard-Gibson
said the Government was
negotiating and "expects immi-
nently in this quarter" to sign a
Heads of Agreement for a


majorin estment in Grand,
Bahama.
Although she did not identi-
fy the investment involved, this
is likely to be the Ginn Com-
pany's $2 billion resort and gat-
ed community project, which
has been on the drawing board
for more than two years.
Mrs Maynard-Gibson said a
further Heads of Agreement
for a project in East End was
likely to be signed in the 2005
second quarter, with the
Mayaguana project set to
receive a similar agreement
shortly afterwards.
Apart from a hotel, marina
and second home community.
, Mrs Ilaynard-Gibson said the
I-Group proposal also wanted


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."tofind a light industrial com-
ponent" that was environmen-
tally friendly.
The privately-owned
Boston-based development
company and its controllers,
the Roy family, believed there
was a significant tourist mar-
ket that would be attracted to
the wildlife, environment and
scenery in Mayaguana.
Mrs Maynard-Gibson said
that Mayaguana Airport would
need to be upgraded if the
development proceeded, open-
ing up the southern Bahamas
and that island to private pilot
tourists and their friends and
relatives.
Elsehishere. the minister
described south Eleuthera's


economy as "struggling to put
it politely", but added that the
Government was hoping to
agree two further hotel and
second-community develop-
ments for that area in addition
to the Seashells at Cotton Bay
project announced in Novem-
ber 2004.
Mrs. Maynard-Gibson said:
"In my view,,they are real pro-
jects."
In both cases, the investors
have been told they must buy
water from the Water & Sew-
-erage Corporation's reverse
osmosis plant on Eleuthera,
which has the capacity for
expansion.
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the;regulatory environment in
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try could operate and thrive,


both efficiently and effectively.
The Securities Industry Act
1999 (the Act) was enacted by
Parliament on February 16,
1999, and came into force on
May 1, 1999. The Securities
Industry Regulations 2000 (the
Regulations) were enacted
almost a year later in June 2000.
The Securities Industry
-(Amendment) Act 2001 subse-
quently amended the Act in
. August 2001.


It is important to note that
contrary to popular belief, the
Act did not create or implement
the Bahamas International
Securities Exchange (BISX) as
some industry participants orig-
inally believed. However, it did
empower the Securities Com-
mission of the Bahamas (the
Commission) to consider and
approve suitable corporate
applicants for registration as a
securities exchange.


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These applicants must meet
strict requirements in order to
be vetted and approved by the
Commission, and upon regis-
tration, this company must fol-
low very stringent reporting,
membership and operational
guidelines outlined in the Act
and Regulations.
THE SECURITIES
COMMISSION
The Act established the Secu-
rities Commission of the
Bahamas (formerly known as
the Securities Board of the
Bahamas).
Some of the functions of the
Securities Commission under
the Act are:
a)to formulate principles to
regulate and govern mutual
funds, securities and capital
markets.
b) to maintain surveillance
over mutual funds, securities
and the capital markets, ensur-
ing orderly, fair and equitable
dealings.
c) to create and promote con-
ditions to ensure the orderly
growth and development of
capital markets.
d) to advise the Minister gen-
erally regarding mutual funds,
securities and capital markets.
The Act also. widens the pow-
ers of the Commission "to do
anything which is calculated to
facilitate or is incidental or con-
ducive to the proper discharge
of its functions".
The Act grants the Commis-
sion broad powers to
a) make rules for tender
offers, mergers and other issues
of corporate control and acqui-
sition involving any public com-
pany (Section 30 (2) (a)) make
rules for the solicitation of prox-
ies by shareholders of public
companies, including but not
limited to their need. form and
content (Section 30 (2) (b))
b) be empowered to oversee,
supervise and regulate the secu-
rities. markets and the opera-
tions and duties of a Securities
exchange and other market par-
ticipants (Section 31)
t c) review, approve, reverse
and vary any rules, regulations,
interpretations, decisions and
actions of the securities
exchange or any market partic-
ipant (Section 31(2)(a))
. d) establish by rules the. edu-
cational criteria or standards
that govern the eligibility of an
individual to engage in any of
the activities regulated by the
Act. (Section 31(2)(b))
, e) delegate its powers to a
securities exchange or other
market participants (Section
32(1)).
f) conduct investigations and
regulatory hearings and issue
sanctions, remedies and other
such relief (Section 33(a)). An
appeal from a decision or ruling
of the Commission may be
made to the Supreme Court in
accordance with the rules of the
court. (Section 42(1))
g) suspend trading of any or
all securities on a securities
exchange if it deems it to be in
the public interest to do so.
(Section 44)


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SFi. Financial Advisors Ltd. JIU
Pricing Information As Of:
12 January 2005
BISX LISTED & TRAbDE SECURITIES VISIT WWW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM FOR MORE DATA & INFORMATION
BtSX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1.042.07 / CHO 00.00 / %CHG 00.00 I YTD 173.77 I YTD % 20.01
52wk-HI 52wk-Low Symbol Previous Close Today's Close Change Dally Vol. EPS S Div S PIE Yield
1 49 1 10 Amac.:.-, r.1rl. el. 1 10 1 lp 000 0 197 0000 N.,M 000"a
8.40 7.25 Bahamas Property Fund 8.00 8.00 0.00 1.328 0.320 6.0 4.00%
6.25 5.75 Bank of Bahamas 5.75 5.75 0.00 0.152 0.330 11.2 5.74%
0.85 0.69 Benchmark 0.85 0.85 0.00 -0.057 0.000 N/M 0.00%
1.97 1.80 Bahamas Waste 1.80 1.:80 0.00 0.101 0.000 17.8 0.00%
1.00 0.91 British American Bank 0.95 0.95 0.00 1,000 0.007 0.040 12.8 4.21%
7.25 6.21 Cable Bahamas 7.20 7.20 0.00 0.510 0.240 14.1 3.33%
2.20 1.35 Colina Holdings 2.20 2.20 0.00 0.259 0.060 8.5 2.73%
7.17 6.15 Commonwealth Bank 7.15 7.15 0.00 1,100 0.632 .0.390 11.3 5.45%
1.50 0.35 Doctor's Hospital 1.50. 1.50 0.00 1,000 0.228 0.000 6.6 0.00%
4.00 1.13 Famguard 3.96 3.96 0.00 0.406 0.170 9.8 4.29%
9.75 8.00 Finco 9.75 9.75 0.00 0.649 0.480 15.0 4.92%
7.50 6.20 FirstCaribbean 7.50 7.50 0.00 0.513 0.330 14.6 4.40%
8.60 8.00. Focol 8.00 8.00 0.00 0.710 0.500 11.3 6.25%
2.25 1.99 Freeport Concrete 1.99 1.99 0.00 0.025 0.000 79.6 0.00%
10.38 9.90 ICD Utilities 9.89 9.89 0.00 0.818 0.405 12.1 4.10%
8.25 8.10 J. S. Johnsoh 8.22 8.22 0.00 0.785 0.550 10.5 6.81%
6.27 4.36 Kerzner International BDRs 5.85 5.78 -0.07 0.245 0.000 23.9 0.00%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 0.694 0.350 14.4 350%
Fidelity Over-The-Counter Securities
52wk-HI 52wk-Low Symbol Bid $ Ask S Last Price Weekly Vol. EPS $ Div S PIE Yield
13 00 13 00 Baham-rr 5 Supermar.irl' 1 1 ,:1 i- 1 jI 1: 1 .3268 I 720 1 0 5 11 ,
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 10.00 10.35 10.00 0.000 0.800 NM 7.80%
0.60 0.40 RND Holdings 0.29 0.54 0-00 -0.103 0.000 NM 0 00%
Colina Over-The-Counter Securities
4300 28 00 ABDAB J :, J i, ,0 J. i 00 2 220 00000 194 0 00%
16.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 13.00 14.00 13.00 1.105 0.810 14.6 6.93%
0.60 0.35 RND Holdings 0.29 0.54 0.35 -0.103 0.000 N/M 0 00%
BISX Listed Mutual Funds
S2wk-HI 52wk-Low Fund Name NAV YTDNr. Last 12 Months Div $ Yield ,..
1.1864. 1.0787 Collna Money Market Fund 1.186395"
2.0536 1.8154 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 2.1191"**
10.2148 10.0000 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 10.2648"***
2.1564 2.6012 Colna MSI Preferred Fund 2.156379"
1.0631 1.0000 Colina Bond Fund 1.063110"***
FINDEX: CLOSE 420.140 I YTD 12.259'% 2003 -0.5949%
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
52wk-HI Highest closing price In last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Collna and Fidelit)
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Collha and fidelity
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week
Change Change In closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Dally Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
PIE Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100
- AS AT SEP. 30, 20041 ** AS AT OCT. 31, 2004
* AS AT SEP. 24, 2004/** AS AT DEC. 31. 2004/ *** AS AT DEC. 31. 2004
" TO TRADE CALL: COLINA 242-502-7010 I FIDEULITY 242-356-7764


Legal Ease




by











Tyrone L. E. Fitzgerald is a practising attorney in the Cham-
bers ofFitzgerald & Fitzgerald, Counsel, Attorneys-at-Law, and
Notaries Public. Should you have any comments or enquiries
regarding the content of this article or recommendations for
future articles appearing in this FORTNIGHTLY column, you
may contact Mr Fitzgerald at Suite 220, Island Lane Building,
Olde Towne Mall at Sandyport, West Bay St., P. 0. Box CB-
11173, Nassau, Bahamas or at 327-3347 (telephone) /327-
3348(fax)/ tyrone@tlefitzgeraldgroup.com.


REGULATION OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE.
Registration Requirements
A company that wishes to
register as a securities exchange
must be a limited company
incorporated under the Com-
panies Act 1992, and must sub-
mit an application to the Com-
mission, in the prescribed form,
accompanied by an application
fee, certified copies of the Mem-
orandum and Articles of Asso-
ciation and any other docu-
mentation the Commission may
require.
Duties and obligations
A company that wishes to be,
registered as a securities
exchange must make arrange-
ments, acceptable to the Com-
mission, for a compensation
fund for the protection of bro-
ker-dealers who may suffer loss
as a result of bankruptcy, insol-
vency or winding up of a bro-
ker-dealer.
A securities exchange must
maintain a register known as
'the Official Register' which
shall contain, among other
items, the names of current and
former broker-dealers, traders,
facilities and .associated persons,
information that such persons
are required to furnish to the
Commission or to the securities
exchange, and the disciplinary
records of each broker-dealer,
trader, facility and associated
person.
Listing on the Securities
Exchange
The Commission may recog-
nise and specify foreign securi-


ties exchanges established and
operated elsewhere than in the
Bahamas, whose listed securi-
ties may become eligible for
trading on a securities exchange.
Therefore, Bahamian public
companies and foreign securi-
ties listed on recognized secu-
rities exchanges may be listed
on the securities exchange.
: Trading in listed securities in
the Bahamas is restricted to
securities listed on the securi-
ties exchange. This does not
apply to an individual who is
trading securities for his or her
account, or for the account of
his or her spouse or children
under the age of 18.
Registration Requirements for
Broker-Dealers
Under the Act, any compa-
ny (whether acting as a dealer
for its own account as principal
or as a broker for the account of
another) that wishes to effect
or attempts to effect any trans-
actions, or otherwise engage in
any dealing in any securities list-
ed on a securities exchange with
the public including institutions,
or induces or attempts to induce
the public, including institutions,
to purchase, sell or otherwise
deal in securities, shall be regis-
tered as a broker-dealer by the
Commission.
Registration as a broker-deal-
er under the Act is a require-
ment for application to a secu-
rities exchange for membership
for the purposes of trading secu-
rities on that exchange.
A broker-dealer must be a
company incorporated under
See SECURITY, Page 4B


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High School


will hold its Entrance
Examination on Saturday,
January 15, 2005 at the
School on Bernard Road from
8:00 am 1:30 pm for students
wishing to enter grades 7, 8,
9 and 10.


Applications are available at
the High School Office and
should be completed and
returned to the school by
Friday, January 14, 2005.



telephone





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THE TRIBUNE






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Approve (From page 1B)


lion price tag attached, are an
attempt by the Government to
deal with the competition and
asset concentration issues raised
by Colina's opponents in the
capital markets and life and
health insurance industries.
It is unclear, though, whether
the concerns of Family
Guardian, British American
Insurance, Fidelity Merchant
Bank & Trust and other com-
panies that formed the 'Group
of Eight' opposing the deal,will
have been allayed.
Indeed, in several areas, .the
Prime Minister's announcement
created more questions than
answers, particularly on the con-
dition that Imperial Life poli-
cyholders who do not wish to
transfer to Colina could remain
with Imperial Life.
Although one source initially
described that as a potential
"killer" for the proposed trans-
action, it was unclear whether
Imperial Life policyholders will
actually be given an opportuni-
ty to consent to their policies
being transferred to Colina.
The Prime Minister made no
mention of a letter being sent
out to Imperial Life's 29,000
policyholders, as was done
shortly after the deal with Col-
ina Insurance Company was
announced in November 2003,
asking the company's clients to.
inform it in writing no later than
December 31, 2003, if they
wanted their policy to remain
with Imperial Life's parent,
Desjardins Financial Security.
Failure to reply by that date


would have led both parties to
assume that the policyholders
consented to the policy trans-
fer.
Sources suggested yesterday
that only those policyholders
whose letters had been received
by Imperial Life prior to that
December 31, 2003, date would
remain with that company and
Desjardins, and they would be
given no further opportunity to
consent.
When The Tribune contact-
ed Guy Richard, Imperial Life
Financial's executive vice-pres-
ident, to discover how policy-
holders wishing to remain with
the company would be handled,
he said he had not seen or heard
the Prime Minister's address.
He added: "I don't want to
comment on anything I haven't
seen." When The Tribune
expressed surprise, because the
matter involved Imperial Life
policyholders wishing to stay
with the company, Mr Richard
reiterated: "I haven't seen any-
thing so I can't comment."
The December 2003 letter
provoked outrage among Impe-
rial Life policyholders, with
many saying they did not
receive the letter before the
December 31 deadline, when
minds were on Christmas cele-
brations and the postal service
slowed down. They also accused
the letter of presenting the Col-
ina acquisition as a 'fait accom-
pli' or "done deal".
Many Imperial Life policy-
holders initially chose to place
their life, health and pension


business with the company
because of the dependability
and reliability that came from
its 100-plus years history in the
Bahamas, which was further
cemented by its links with an
international insurer.
Insurance industry sources
yesterday suggested that the
most likely outcome was that
Colina Insurance Company
would administer the policies
and collect the premium pay-
ments for policyholders wish-
ing to remain with Desjardins.
The acquisition benefits for
Colina Insurance Company
would be diluted if substantial
numbers of policyholders
decide to stay with Desjardins,
but is uncertain how many will
wish to do so or whether they
will have another say on the
matter.
And Desjardins is unlikely to
be keen on many policyholders
wanting to stay with it, as it will
retain liability for paying out to
those clients when their policies
mature. Desjardins' exit from
the Bahamas, where it has its
only overseas branch, was
intended to release it from all
liability for Imperial Life poli-
cyholders, as this would have
been taken over by Colina.
Imperial Life's exit was pro-
voked, at least in part, by stipu-
lations in the new Domestic
Insurance Act that required
branches of foreign companies
in this nation to maintain in
trust assets equal to their total
liabilities.
Another condition that Coli-
na Insurance Company has had
to accept is that in the two years


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Applications must include:

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Applicants must be Born Again Christians and adhere to the
Statement of Faith of Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel.
T-achers must also have at least a Bachelor's Degree in Education or
Teacher's Certificate and must be a Bahamian or a permanent resident
of the Bahamas with work status.
Qualifying persons are asked to contact the school office at
Telephone 242 367-4777 or fax 242 367-5777 or email
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We use the A Beka Book Curriculum which emphasizes Christian
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TENDERS FOR THE PROVISION OF MAINTENANCE
SERVICES OF AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEMS AT VARIOUS
NEW PROVIDENCE LOCATIONS OF THE BAHAMAS
ELECTRICITY CORPORATION PREMISES

TENDER NO. 572/04

The Bahamas Electricity Corporation invites tenders from eligible bidders for the provision
of maintenance services of air-conditioning systems at various New Providence locations
of its premises.

Bidders are required to collect packages from the Administration Office, Blue Hill & Tucker
Roads, by contacting:-

Mrs. Delmeta Seymour
Administrative Officer
Blue Hill & Tucker Roads
Nassau, Bahamas
Phone No. 302-1158
Fax No. 323-6852

Tenders are to be hand-delivered on or before 21 January 2005 by 4:00p.m. and addressed
as follows:

The General'Manager
Bahamas Electricity Corporation
Blue Hill & Tucker Roads
Nassau, Bahamas

Attention: Mrs. Delmeta Seymour

Marked: Tender No. 572/04

"PROVISION OF MAINTENANCE SERVICES AIR-CONDITION SYSTEMS"

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following the transaction's com-
pletion, it is to make "every
effort" to ensure the merger will
result in "minimum contraction
in employment" at Imperial
Life.
Imperial Life has a 140-strong
staff, split roughly equally into
agents and back office and
administration. While the agent
force was likely to be main-
tained, insurance industry
sources have previously told
The Tribune that many back
office staff were likely to be
made redundant.


Invest (From page 1 B)
She added that investors were planning to build a marina to
rival that of Atlantis at Chub Cay in the Berry Islands, using it to
host boat shows. Several proposals were being considered for Cat
Island, while the Hotel Corporation had received several offers for
the Lighthouse Creek Club and adjacent land in Andros.
Meanwhile, Mrs Maynard-Gibson yesterday said planning pro-
fessionals and the Ministry of Works had advised that "if not
already overbuilt, Exuma was on the verge of being overbuilt".
Separateley, Obie Wilchcombe, minister of tourism, yesterday
confirmed that the Royal Oasis Crowne Plaza & Golf Resort
owed $30 million to businesses and its employees, but the still-closed
resort had piad off half the $1.2-$1.3 million it owed the Grand
Bahama Port Authority.


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THE TRIBUNE


Security (From page 1B)


the Comipanies Act 1992 and
provide the necessary docu-
mentation for registration as
outlined in the Act.
Before registering the appli-
cant as a broker-dealer, the
Conmnision must be satisfied
that:
a) the applicant and its prin-
cipals are fit and proper per-
sons who have a good reputa-
tion.
b) the applicant's principal
business will be stock-broking
and dealing in securities.
c) the applicant's operational
capabilities and the qualifica-
tions of the applic:li its direc-
tors, substantial shareholders
and officers meet all the stan-
dards set by the Commission
d) the .ipplicanit has not
issued bearer shares and must
give an undertaking not to do
so.
A broker dealer must have
at least one director who is a
stockbroker and at least two
directors, one of whom must be
a stockbroker, actively engaged
in the securities business of the
broker-dealer. A certificate of
registration will be issued by the
Commission on the registration
of the applicant as a broker-
dealer.


Duties and Obligations for
Broker-Dealers
All broker-dealers registered
under the Act must:
1) maintain an issued and
paid up capital of not less than a
sum prescribed by the regula-
tions made under the Act (Sec-
tion 45(1))
2) maintain the financial stan-
dards relating to capital and liq-
uidity at levels fixed by the
Commission from time to time
(Section 45(2))
3) maintain books, accounts,
registers and other records in
respect of all of its dealings in
securities and show its financial
status at all times (Section 46).
4) keep clients' monies in
trust accounts held only in
banks, which hold an unre-
stricted licence issued pursuant
to Section 4 of the Banks &
Trust Companies Regulation
Act (or such other bank or trust
company outside the Bahamas
as may be approved by the
Commission) (Section 47).
5) provide the Commission
with annual audited financial
statements and quarterly finan-
cial statements in the prescribed
form. (Section 51)
6) maintain appropriate
indemnity insurance (Section


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SAINT AUGUSTINE'S COLLEGE
P.O. BOX N-3940
NASSAU, BAHAMAS
TELEPHONE: (242) 324-1511
FAX: (242) 364-1265


The Entrance Examination for students wishing
to enter Grade Seven at St Augustine's College
for September, 2005 will be given on Friday,
January 28th, 2005.

Deadline for registration for this examination
is Friday, January 21st.

Eligible students may register at their Primary
Schools or at St. Augustine's College. Only
students in Grade Six will be allowed to sit the
Entrance Exam.


52)
Stockbrokers, dealers, traders
Under the Act, an individual
must be registered as a stock-
broker, dealer or trader by the
Commission and employed by a
broker-dealer if he or she
engages in the following activi-
ties:
1) offering to provide or pro-
viding securities investment
advice to the public, including
institutions, for a fee or other
reward
2) underwriting of securities
offerings
3) trading in securities
4) dealing in securities
5) supervising any of the
aforementioned activities
The foregoing provisions do
not apply to individuals who are
trading in securities for their
own account or for the account
of their spouse or children
under the age of 18.
Additionally, any person oth-
er than a stockbroker, dealer or
trader, or performing clerical
or non-securities related func-
tions, and employed by a bro-
ker-dealer or a facility, must be
registered by the Commission
as an associated person.
It is stipulated that a compa-
ny or individual must be regis-
tered and licensed with the
Commission as a securities
investment adviser if such com-
pany or person (whether self-
employed or otherwise
employed by a person who or
which is not a broker-dealerm,
and which has obtained mem-
bership to trade on a securities
exchange) does the following
activities:
1) engage in offering to pro-
vide or providing securities
investment advice to the pub-
lic including institutions
2) deal or trade in securities
3) supervise any of'the fore-
going activities for a fee or oth-
er reward.

Offering investment advice
to the public will not apply to
the following:
1) financial institutions,
including banks and trust com-
panies, licensed under the
Banks and Trust Companies
Regulation Act, and insurance
companies registered under the
Insurance, Act ,,
(2) mutual fund administra-
tors licensed or exempt under,
the provisions of the Mutuall
Funds Act 1995 [now invest-
ment fund administrators under
the Investment Funds Act,
2003]
(3) counsel and attorneys and
accountants qualified to prac-
tice in the Bahamas
(4) publishers and writers of
newspapers and other publica-
tions in general circulation in
the Bahamas or elsewhere, who
give advice only through such
publications and have no inter-
est either directly or indirectly
in any of the securities upon
which the advice is given and
receive no commission or other


consideration for giving the
advice, where the foregoing
individuals or entities engage in
offering securities investment
advice as an incidental service
to their principal business or
occupation.
The Issue of Securities to the
Public
The Prospectus ---
A prospectus that complies
with the requirements of the
Act must be lodged and regis-
tered with the Commission
before any invitation to the pub-
lic to subscribe for securities or
apply to subscribe for such secu-
rities may be made. The
requirement of a registered
prospectus for any application
to the public to subscribe for
securities, will not apply:


a false market.
For the purposes of the Act, a
false market is a market in
which the movement in the
price of a security is brought
about or sought to be brought
about by factors calculated to
create a movement of the price
of a security not justified by the
assets, earnings _orprospectus
felf6efto- that security.
It also creates and prohibits
the offence of market rigging,
which involves a person direct-
ly or indirectly effecting a series
of transactions in a security in
the securities market and cre-
ating actual or apparent active
trading in such a security for
the purpose of inducing the pur-
chase or sale of such security
by otherss.


1) if the form of application Insider Trading
was issued in connection with An important provision of
a bona fide invitation to a per- the Act is the creation of the
son or persons or company to offence of insider trading, and it
enter into an underwriting defines the relevant parties in
agreement, with respect to the such an offence. One should
securities which are to be note carefully that the Act pro-
offered to the public in the hibits the use of confidential
future information and states that any
2) that the issue was in rela- person who:
tion to securities which were 1) discloses any internal or
not offered to the public and confidential information con-
that issuers have 50 members cerning the affairs of an issuer,
or less, are prima facie exempt which he has obtained by virtue
as regards dealings in their secu- of his employment with that
rities, and the issue of invita- issuer or any other employment
tions in relation to the securities prior to the normal ,or arranged
will not result in their having time for the publication of that
more than 50 members information by the issuer; or
2) carries out on his own
The requirement also does behalf or on behalf of any other
not apply to: person, or causes to be carried-
1) securities issued by the out any security transaction
Government based on internal or confiden-
2) exempt securities, which tial information concerning the
includes securities quoted on affairs of an issuer prior to nor-
and dealt in on a recognized for- mal or arranged time for the
eign securities exchange speci- publication of information by
field by.theCommission-pur-- that igsuer.... commits the
suant to the Act, and currently offence of insider trading.
in good standing in its relevant An 'insider' in respect of a-
jurisdiction and subject to company, as defined in the Act,
approval by the Commission; is one or more of the following:
securities authorised by a 1) a director or officer of the
national or local government, company or a person connected
its agencies or any other quasi- with a director or officer.
governmental entity .a) a 'connected person'
3) an issue of securities includes a relation to a director
exempt from the provisions of or officer unless that person is
the Act by the Commission in also a director or officer of the
writing same company-
4) any such class of securities (i) the spouse of the
which the Commission desig- director or officer and any
nates as exempt from the minor child or minor step-child
,,qp'trerrnts of the ,. (ii) a body corporate in
which the director or officer og~
j OI'ENCJS those natural persons connected'
The Act creates and prohibits with the director or the officer
the offence of creating false have direct or indirect interests
markets, which involves a per- in 20 per cent or more of the
son who directly or indirectly equity share'capital of that body
effects any transaction in a secu- corporate, or are able to con-
rity that involves no change in trol 20 per cent or more of the
the beneficial ownership there- voting authority at any of its
of, or enters an order or orders general meetings
for the purchase of a security (iii) a trustee or trust, the ben-
with the knowledge that an eficiaries of which include the
order or orders of substantially director himself, or the officer
the same size, at substantially himself or a person connected
the same time and at substan- with the director or the officer
tially the same price, has, have iv) a partner of either the
been or will be entered by or director or officer or a connect-
for the same or different par- ed person


ties for the sale of that security
- all for the purpose of creating


Legal Notice

NOTICE

HEXA LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
(a) HEXA LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution under the provisions
of Section 137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act
2000. ,
(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on the 6th
January, 2005 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted
to and registered by the Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Credit Suisse Trust of Geneva,
Rue de Lausanne 17 bis. 1211 Geneva 70, Switzerland.

Dated this 13th day of January, A.D. 2005.


Credit Suisse Trust Geneva
Liquidator




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Legal Notice

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No. 45 of 2000)

TRELLIS MANAGEMENT INC.


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137(8)
of the International Business Companies Act, (No. 45 of 2000),
the Dissolution of TRELLIS MANAGEMENT INC. has been
completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struk off the Register. The date of
completion of the dissolution was the 31st day of December,
2004.




Alrena Moxey
Liquidator


LEGAL NOTICE

International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000)

LINDEN INVESTMENTS LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of--2000), LINDEN INVESTMENTS
LIMITED is in Dissolution.

The date of commencement of dissolution is 24th day
of December, 2004.

N J M Bell
of Malzard House,
15 Union Street, St. Helier, Jersey,
Channel Islands,
Liquidator


for,





Competition open to both Girls & Boys Ages 7 12 years old
Bahamian Citizens and those residing In the Bahamas for at least 6 months


BUSINESS


enterprise of the company.
'Associated company' includes
a company (not being a sub-
sidiary of the investing group
or company) in which either -
(i) the investing group or
company's interest is effective-
ly that of a partner in a joint
venture or consortium, and the
investing group or company is
in a position to exercise signifi-
cant influence over the invested
company or
(ii) the investing group or
company 's interest is substan-
tial, and for the long term and
having regard to the disposition
of the other share holdings of
the investing group or company,
is in a position to participate in
the invested company's operat-
ing and financial policies
(including dividend policy) but
not necessarily exercise control
over these policies
It should be noted that where
the investing group or compa-
ny's interest amounts to 20 per
cent or more of the equity vot-
ing rights of a company, it will
be presumed, subject to rebut-
tal, that the investing group has
the ability to exercise signifi-
cant influence over that com-
pany through the participation
in the operating and financial
policy decisions of that compa-
ny.

3. an affiliated company or
enterprise of the company
('enterprise' includes an unin-
corporated association)

4. a person who beneficially
owns 10 per cent or more of the
shares of the company or who
exercises control or direction
over 10 per cent or more of the
votes attached to the securities
of -the company, whether such
control or direction is exercised
by virtue of direct or indirect
ownership or by virtue of
statute or agreement and a con-
nected person. of such a person

5. a person whether or not
employed by the company who
receives specific confidential
information from a person
described under the relevant
section of the Act, and who has
knowledge that the person giv-
ing the information is a person
described under the relevant
section of the Act

6.. any agent, auditor, con- 1
tractor or consultant to the cornm-
pan who receives or comes
into possession of confidential
information.


NB: The information con-
tained in this article does not
constitute nor is it a substitute
for legal advice. Persons reading
this article and/or column, gen-
erally, are encouraged to seek
the relevant legal advice and
assistance regarding issues that
may affect them and may relate
to the information presented.
2005. Tyrone L. E. Fitzger-
ald. All rights reserved.


L








THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2005, PAGE 5B


THE TRIBUNE


Deal (From page
and its associates.
However, the Government,
as previously revealed by The
Tribune has attempted to tack-
le this through another "key
condition", the appointment of
a majority of independent, non-
executive directors to the
Boards of Colina Holdings, Col-
ina Financial Advisors and Col-
ina Financial Group. All
appointments have to be
approved by the regulators.
And both Colina Holdings
and Colina Insurance Company,
within 90 days of their accepting
the Government's terms, have
to appoint audit committees
staffed by a majority of inde-
pendent, non-executive direc-
tors.
Apart from these conditions
raising questions over whether
the Government can mandate
such moves, several insurance
and capital markets sources
have raised questions over
whether the regulators will be
able to effectively enforce and
monitor them.
The Registrar of Insurance is
regarded as being particularly
weak and ineffective when it
comes to regulation by many in
the industry. There are also dif-
ficulties in forcing independent
directors on companies and
ensuring they are truly inde-
pendent and know the subject
matter and issues they are deal-
ing with.
"They're probably going to


IB)
agree to the conditions and then
six months to a year down the
line they will probably be for-
gotten about," one source said.
Among the other key condi-
tions announced by the Prime
Minister were that "any pro-
posed offering of bundled ser-
vices or products by the Colina
Financial Group, or any entity
within the Colina Financial
Group, must be approved
beforehand" by the regulators.
Colina Financial Group,
which consists of 18 subsidiaries
and associated entities outside
the direct group, had also been
forced to restructure along lines
where all financial services enti-
ties were formed into one dis-
tinct unit and the non-financial
services entities consolidated
into another.
Mr Christie said the prefer-
ence share issue to fund the
Imperial Life purchase had to
be undertaken by Colina Hold-
ings, with the funds passed on to
Colina Insurance Company in
the form of ordinary shares -
effectively forcing Colina to
finance the deal with a capital
injection, rather than debt.
Loans made "upstream" by
Colina Insurance Company to
its parent have to be repaid, and
outstanding guarantees also
provided on the Colina Finan-
cial Group's behalf have to be
removed "within 45 days".
The Colina Holdings 2003
annual report noted that Colina


LEGAL NOTICE



NOTICE


GLOBAL VIEW LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

NOTICE is hereby given that the liquidation of the
Company is complete and that the Company has been struck
off the Register of Companies maintained by the Registrar
General

Dated this 11th day of January 2005.




BARRY-W.-HERMAN
LIQUIDATOR


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that GECSSION JONNASSAINT,
MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO, BAHAMAS, is applying to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 6th day of JANUARY, 2005 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.


LEGAL NOTICE


NOTICE


KONAN OVERSEAS INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act
No. 45 of 2000, KONAN OVERSEAS INC., has been
dissolved and struck off the Register according to the
Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar General
on the 31 st day of December, 2004.

FIDES LIQUIDATORS INC.,
Arango-Orillac Building,
2nd Floor, 54th East and 50th Street,
Panama, Republic of Panama
Liquidator



LEGAL NOTICE


NOTICE


HABIT S.A.


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act
No. 45 of 2000, HABIT S.A., has been dissolved and
struck off the Register according to the Certificate of
Dissolution issued by the Registrar General on the 31st
day of December, 2004.

FIDES LIQUIDATORS INC.,
Arango-Orillac Building,
2nd Floor, 54th East and 50th Street,
Panama, Republic of Panama
Liquidator


I


NOTICE


Assistant Manager


Mr. Pretzels Family Entertainment Centre seeks
Assistant Manager with responsibility for Food &
Beverage. Supervisory experience with food franchise
required. Fax resume & application to 364-2470 or
leave at Mr. Pretzels at The Mall At Marathon.


NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ISMANIE FRANCOIS OF HEPBURN
TOWN, P.O. BOX FOX F-43241, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that
any person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not-be granted,-should send a written and signed statement-
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 13TH day of JANUARY,
2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.



NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that WALNER LAMBA, FAITH AVE
CARMICHAEL ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement 'of the facts within twenty-eight .days
from the 6th day, pf .JANUARY, 005.to the Ministepr
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, RPO.Box N- 7147
Nasgau'Bahamaas.'



NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that OVENS ALTIDOR, HOPE
TOWN, ABACO, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 6th day of JANUARY, 2005 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.


LEGAL NOTICE


NOTICE


CAREY SECURITIES

CORPORATION

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act No.
45 of 2000, CAREY SECURITIES CORPORATION,
has been dissolved and struck off the Register according
to the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar
General on the 31st day of December, 2004.

Epsilon Management Ltd.,
2 Commercial Centre, Square,
Alofi, Niue,
Liquidator



LEGAL NOTICE


NOTICE,


PURLEY INTERNATIONAL
LIMITED
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 (4) of the International Business Comipanies Act
No. 45 of 2000, PURLEY INTERNATIONAL
LIMITED, has been dissolved and struck off the
Register according to the Certificate of Dissolution
issued by the Registrar General on the 31st day of
December, 2004.
Mrs. Christina Platts,
c/o CAVERSHAM S.A.,
Rue du 31 Decembre 42,
1207 Geneva, Switzerland
Liquidator


porate governance policies anu
timelines for implementing
them to the Registrar for
approval.
The Colina Financial Group
has also had to consent to ongo- '
ing consolidated supervision by
all regulators, the cost of which
it will bear, and "abide by a set
of corporate governance stan-
dards" the industry-supervisors
will themselves develop over
time.
Mr Christie described the


BpUoSIpNESS s vr


approval process as a very
troubling exercise for me".
Jimmy Campbell, Colina
Insurance Company's president,
was in an all-day meeting and
could not be contacted for com-
ment.




L lo* [_]~l~u


Liquidator


Financial Group had borrowed
an unsecured loan, repayable
on demand, from its insurance
subsidiary worth $716,840. The
annual report detailed numer-
ous related party transactions
with other Colina entities, and
Mr Christie said the Colina
Financial Group's inter-rela-
tionships had come in for heavy
regulatory scrutiny.
The Prime Minister said
another condition was that
inter-group financial transac-
tions worth more than $20,000
had to receive prior regulatory
approval or they were prohibit-
ed. All intra-group services,
such as the investment man-
agement role Colina Financial
Advisors provides for Colina
Insurance Company, and intra-
group arrangements involving
more than $20,000 had to
receive prior regulatory
approval.
Included among the other
conditions were that dividend
payments and the return of cap-


'"


ital by Colina Insurance Com-
pany had to receive prior
approval from the Registrar of
Insurance. To be given authori-
sation, Colina Insurance Com-
pany has to maintain the Mini-
mum Continuing Capital and
Surplus Requirement (MCC-
SR) above the minimum 120-
150 per cent (Colina's was 225
per cent at year-end 2003), plus
an additional solvency margin
to be determined by the Regis-
trar. - -- '
In accepting the Govern-
ment's terms, Colina has to pro-
vide confirmation that "the
reinsurance arrangements and
agreements that have been
entered into will address the
mortality and negative reserve
exposure, as contemplated by
the independent actuary's
report issued in relation to this
transaction".
Colina Insurance Company
also had to supply a Dynamic
Capital Adequacy Test to the
Registrar, and submit its cor-


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The Annual General Meeting of The Churches of Christ will
be held on 29th January, 2005 beginning at 12:00noon at
Highbury Park Church of Christ, corner of Petersfield and
Guildford Roads. All members are requested to be present.

Signed:Dorothy Malcolm
Secretary



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that MR ROSLYA FRANCOIS, HERPBURN
TOWN, P.O. BOX F-43241, EIGHT MILE ROCK, GRAND BAHAMA,
is applying to.thd Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and.that
any person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 13TH day of JANUARY,
2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality-and Citizenship, P,O.Box
.F-41085, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is- hereby advised that I, LAWRENCE
FOWLER, of 33 .Gladiator Road, CR-55519, Nassau,
Bahamas, intend to change my name to GERNIE
LAWRENCE FOWLER. If there are any objections to this
change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such
objections to the Chief Passport Officer, RO.Box N-742, ,
Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after the
date of publication of this notice.


LEGAIt NOTICE


NOTICE

DELWIN INVESTMENTS
LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 (4) of the Interfiational Business Companies Act No.
45 of 2000, DELWIN INVESTMENTS LIMITED,
has been dissolved and struck off the Register according
to the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar
General on the 31st day of' December, 2004.

Mr. Alexandre Davidoff,
Place du Port 2,
1202 Geneva, Switzerland
Liquidator



LEGAL NOTICE


NOTICE


COCHRANE HOLDING INC.


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act No.
45 of 2000, COCHRANE HOLDING INC., has been
dissolved and struck off the Register according to the
Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar General
on the 30th day of December, 2004.

Epsilon Management Ltd.,
2 Commercial Centre, Square,
Alofi, Niue,
Liquidator



LEGAL NOTICE


NOTICE

BENPOM INVESTMENT

COMPANY LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act No.
45 of 2000, BENPOM INVESTMENT COMPANY
LIMITED, has been dissolved and struck off the Register
according to the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the
Registrar General on the 31st day of December, 2004.

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athletes.
"I am excited knowing that
We are hosting the CAC
.games, this is a grand oppor-
tunity for the junior athletes
to shine. I do believe that %%e
are capable of fielding a men's
4xl00m team, that will be no
problem. Our biggest goal in
the event is trying to qualify
for the World Championship
games.
"I think we have what it
takes to qualify and set a new
national record in the process.
We do have a lot of young tal-
ent coming up and it will be a
combination, youth and expe-
rience. Putting together a team
will let the rest of the
Caribbean and the world know
that the Bahamas is ready to
be a force to reckon with in
male athletics."
Afterclaiming the gold
medal in the World Indoors
Championships last year,
Demeritte has opted to sit out
the indoor season, in prepara-
tion for the outdoor and World
Championships.
The gold medal won by
Demeritte in the 200m at the
World Championships will not
be contested anymore at the
games.

Medal
In 2003 he claimed the
bronze medal at the games in
Birmingham, the individual
medal was the fourth won by a
Bahamian in the IAAF
indoors.
Despite only starting train-
ing some file weeks ago,
Demeritte says he is stronger
than ever, comparing this
year's training to past years.
"Training has been going
pretty well, I actually started
late this year, the first week in
December we are trying to
do some different things in
training," said Demeritte.
"I did some cross country,
yoga, swimming and I've'been
hitting the weight room
extremely hard. I am probably
in better shape than I have
been in the past years.".
Demeritte, who was named


outstanding male athlete of the
year by the Bahamas Associa-
tion of Athletic Associations
(BAAA), hopes there will be a
vast improvement.
"I was grateful for being
honoured in such away
because we have lot of great
male athletes so it was a great
honour to be recognized as the
top male athlete of the year.
"I just want to continue on
the path that I set for myself,
run faster times and be more
consistent. I am hoping to
work more with the junior ath-
letes, I know when I was start-
ing out there weren't too many
of the elite athletes round,
being visible helps the younger
athletes and boost their confi-
dence.

Talent
"There has been a gap in the
developmental programme -
something that should be
changed. There is so much tal-
ent in the Bahamas that there
shouldn't be that huge gap, but
we are still lacking in some
areas."
Besides the BAAA's nation-
al championships, many
Bahamians don't have the
opportunity to see the local tal-
ent compete, and for
Demeritte. competing in front
a rowdy home crowd will not
only help him and the other
athletes perf-orr better, but
will give them an opportunity
to see the elite athletes in
action. -- -.
"This is a grand Opportunity
for not only me, but for the
Bahamian public in general.
For many of them this will be
the first time they would get
to see many of the Bahamian
athletes compete.
"It is an added pleasure
seeing the international ath-
letes.
"Just because we are at
home I think we are going to
run very well; this-is our oppor-
tunity to shine."
Demeritte didn't want to
predict any times for this year,
but says he his hoping to make
it into the finals and, hopeful-
ly, claim a medal.


Bahamas Rugby
Football Union
TABLES & 15-a-Side
Schedule FOR 2005


Jan. 15th INTERNATIONAL YOUTH RUGBY
DATE TIME EVENT
January 15th 2pm Cuckoos vs. Balllou
3.45 Nassau U19 Boys vs. Pt. St. Lucle, Florida (15-a-side)
5.15 Cuckoos U19 Girls, vs. Pt. St. Lucle (7-a-side)
January 22nd 3pm Balllou vs. Freeport
4.45 Baillou vs. Cuckoos (U 19)
January 29th 1pm Baillou Youth Fundraiser Under 21s Tournament
February 5th 3pm Buccaneers vs. Freeport
5pm Buccaneers vs, Cuckoos (U 19)
February 12th 3pm BRFU Stella Artois League Play-offs
5pm BRFU Youth League Play-off (2nd vs. 3rd)
February 19th 3pm BRFU Stella Artols League Final
5pm BRFU Youth League Final
February 26th Ballou Tour to Ft. Lauderdale
uL
March 5th 3pm Buccaneers vs. Yale University*
(Ivy League Championship 2nd)
5pm Baillou vs. University of Pennsylvania*
S(2004 EPRU Div. 1 Champions)
March 12th 1pm Cuckoos vs. University of Michigan*
(2004 Midwest Rugby Union Champions)
3pm Baillou vs. LeHigh Valley RFC (Penn.) Confirmed
5pm Nassau Ladies vs. US College Team (TBA)
I= March 19th 3pm Buccaneers vs. Newport (RI) RFC Confirmed
__ 5pm Cuckoos vs. Danbury Madhatters (Conn,) RFC Confirmed
March 20th 2pm Nassau Select U21 vs. Washington & Jefferson University*
-I (Sun.) 3.45 Cornell vs. W&J (Ladies Game)
5pm Balliou vs. Cornell University*
(2004 NY State Rugby Conference Champions)
O March 26th Easter Weekend No Games
March 31st 5pm Rockaway NY RFC vs. Nassau Select 'B' Side
i- (Thurs.)
April 1st (Fri.) 5pm Nassau Select Youth (U19) vs. Clemson Ills
C April 2nd 11am Nassau Select U21 vs. Clemson IIs ,
1 ppm Nassau Oldies vs. FECES RFC(Florlda East Coat Elders Side)
- 2.30 Freeport Oldies vs. NYFD RFC
4pm Nassau Select vs. Clemson University
Z (USA National College Top 20 Team)
April 3rd 1pm Freeport Oldies vs. FECES RFC
(Sunday) 3pm Nassau Oldies vs. NYFD RFC
*Times and dates of some college games may vary as travel arrangements
are not yet confirmed ..
BRFU LEAGUE TABLES
STELLA ARTOIS MEN'S
Score NEW PROVIDENCE YOUTH Score
PId W D L F A Pts PId W D L F A Pts
Cuckoos 5 5 0 0 100 31 15 Buccaneers 5 2 1 2 95 1057
Buccaneers 5 2 0 3 72 105 6 Cuckoos 4 2 1 1 70 60 7
Ballou 4 1 0 3 76 71 3 Balllou 5 2 0 3 95 95 6
Freeport 4 1 0 3 41 82 3


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T'S good to see that three
of our elite athletes are
finally getting the recognition
that they deserve.
In 2000 after they won the
gold medal at the 1999 IAAF
World Championships in Seville,
Spain, the Golden Girls' faces
graced the cover of the Bahamas
Telephone Directory.
That year, the Golden Girls
repeated the feat at the 2000
Olympic Games in Sydney, Aus-
tralia.
This year, on the cover of the
white pages of the 2005 direc-
tory are twb photographs of
Tonique Williams-Darling, the
400-metre star, who won the
gold medal at the 2004
Olympics.
And she's sharing space with
tennis star Mark Knowles, who
teamed up with Canadian
Daniel Nestor to pull off the US
Open Grand Slam title, on the
yellow pages of the directory.
Inserted on ihe inside is a
montage of Williams-Darling,.
Knowles and Debbie Fergusoh-
the Olympic bronze medalist in
the 200.
What's good that follows from
pages 16-24 is an in-depth fea-
ture of the three sporting leg-
ends.
The first is a special feature
on Williams-Darling entitled: A
Bahamian Champion. That is
followed by Knowles' feature:
Quiet Determination and it


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wraps up n\ith the feature on
Ferguson: The heart of a Cham-
pion.
The collector's issue. which
contained precise info on each
sporting icon's rise from hum-
ble beginnings to stardom,
couldn't come at a better time.
In recent times, there's been a
lot of outcry for more recogni- ,


fion


tion for the achievement of our
athletes, past and present.
Most recently, there's been a
lot of argument for the late
Andre Rodgers.
It not until five days after he
passed away that he was hon-
oured by having his photo
mounted on the wall of fame at
Nassau's International Airport
for being the first Bahamian to
play in the Major League.

P rime Minister Perry
Christie, in responding
to the claim that not enough was
done for Rodgers during his
funeral service, said those who
have the insight should do what
they can by producing a book
.on the life of the-piogeer base-
ball player.
Putting the info of the three
superstars in such a publication
as the telephone directory is fan-
tastic because it's definitely
going to reach just about every
home and business in the archi-
pelago of the Bahamas.
.This could be the start of
more literature being produced
that can have a lasting effect as it
highlights the life and contribu-
tion that the athletes have made
in their lifetime.
And it should be made avail-
able in publications that will
have as wide reaching an effect
as the telephone directory.
I, It's a brilliant start. Hopefully
it won't be the last.


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By KELSIE
JOHNSON
Junior Sports
Reporter
DW DAVIS Pittbulls
junior girls team bit
their way through the
LW Young Eagles yes-
terday, 31-22.
This was the first
Government Secondary
School Sporting Associ-
ation (GSSSA) game
for junior girls and for
the Pittbulls the win was
a 'beware of dog' warn-
ing sign for the other
teams.
With at least three of
their competitors sitting
in the stands and taking
notes of the game, the
Pittbulls swallowed the
Eagles' defence in the
first.
Eagles, who had plan
to set up in the 2-1-2
defence, scattered
around when the Pit-
tbulls advanced the ball
over the half court line.
This allowed the Pit-
tbulls to go on a 5-0 run,
they managed to shoot
their way back into the
game in the final min-
utes of the first half.

Weaknesses
The Eagles Firnethra
Brown tried all she
could to keep her team
in the game, but the Pit-
tbulls had caught onto
the Eagles' weaknesses
and capitalised.
Brown was the only
player to score for the
Eagles, she had to play
the guard and centre
positions.
Having to play two
positions and fight her
way through a 3-2 Pit-
tbulls defence tired the
little Eagle out and she
begged her coach to
give her a breather
before the first half
ended.
She said: "I was a lit-
tle tired in the first half
of the game, so my play
level dropped.
"I know that in order
to be a better basketball
player the play time will
help, but it is hard when
you don't have any help
like that.

Practice
"My teammates are
'trying but we need prac-
tice, we just can't prac-
tise the morning before
-the game and expect to
come out and win."
The Eagles' team met
at 7am at their school to
put in their first practice
session for the season.
Brown scored 17 of
the Eagles' 22 points,
she pulled down five
rebounds and stole
eight balls.
The game was locked
13-13 heading into the
second quarter when
Pittbulls' Inderia Saun-
ders launched a three
pointer.
The shot fired her
team up and Phillipa
Wallace's baseline drive
slapped off the glass.
Saunders said: "We
just wanted to keep our
composure and stick t
the game plan. Our
coach told us that as
long as we kept our
composure and play
smart ball we will win.
"This was a slow game
for us, but as the season


goes on we are expect-
ing things to change."


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Tribune Feature Writer
religious leaders
in the Bahamas
are carrying out
the Biblical
; command to
"go into all the. world and
preach the gospel" with a trip
to the tsunami ravaged region
of Asia.
Bishop Simeon Hall of New
Covenant Baptist Church, and
Bishop Ross Davis of Golden
Gates Assembly, are spear-
heading the evangelical mis-
sion to Singapore and Kuala
Lumpur, as well as other areas
AAffected by the tsunami that
,has taken the lives of more
than 150,000 people.
;The mission will last just
over two weeks. Three other
phstors are expected to join
Bishops Hall and Davis.
,,The pastors will arrive in
Singapore on February 16 and
return to Nassau on March 7.
The highlight of the trip will
be a day-long seminar with
1,200 pastors from the sur-
rounding area, says Bishop
Hall. Crusades will be held in
'the evenings.
In a press release on the mis-
sion, the tragedy in Asia was
described as "apocalyptic".
And in such times, says Bishop
Hall, the Christian church's
responsibility is to share the
message of life.
"In any tragedy the Christ-
ian thing to do is to affirm life.
And it is more important


because of all of the deaths
that have occurred. So they
must be psychologically
wounded and spiritually bro-
ken. And to have people from
all over the world come there
and affirm their humanity and

"In any tragedy
the Christian
thing to do is
to affirm life.
And it is more
important
because of all
of the deaths
that have
occurred. So
they must be
psychologically
wounded and
spiritually
broken ..."
Bishop Simeon Hall

strengthen their spirit is exact-
ly what we want to be a part
of," Bishop Hall told Tribune
Religion in an interview earlier
this week.
It was on December 26 that
a 8.9 magnitude earthquake -


recorded as the strongest in
the world for 40 years struck
under the sea near Aceh in
north Indonesia, generating
the wall of water that sped
across thousands of miles of
sea.
In initial death tolls, num-
bers were relatively low at
10,000, 13,000 but began to
rapidly increase. Two weeks
after the tsunanmi hit, the death
toll was at a staggering 150,000
- and still counting.
"The very fact that we will
be there to stand with these
people is a testimony of our
faith on a global level. And
you know, the majority of the
people in that area are Mus-
lims and Hindus and Bud-
dhists, and the response from
the Christian world has been
overwhelming, their religion
notwithstanding. So already
the Christian spirit is already
there," the pastor notes.
Bishop Hall says that both
he and Bishop Davis have had
the "privilege" to preach in
many foreign countries; how-
ever, this trip to Asia marks a
different experience.
"To be honest, I personally
haven't been in such a heavy
concentration of non-Chris-
tians before. We are praying
that all gobs well and that we
can make a dent in that area,"
he adds.
But although these religious
leaders are going with the mes-
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CALVARY
DELIVERANCE
CHURCH
THE church on East Street
south is scheduled to hold wor-
ship services at 7 am, 9 am and
11 am on Sunday, January 16:
Monday, 12:30 pm Mid-day
Praise and Deliverance Service
Wednesday, 7:30 pm Bible
Enrichment Session (Teacher:


istry, 3 pm Jr Music Ministry

ST BARNABAS
ANGLICAN
CHURCH


urday), 3:30 pm to 4 pm Boys
Brigade (ages 10+), 4 pm -
Youth Band Practice, 6 pm -
Altar Guild, 6 pm Confessions

EAST
STREET
GOSPEL
CHAPEL
THE church at 83 East
Street, ."where Jesus Christ is
Lord, and everyone is special",.
is scheduled to hold the follow-
ing services:
Sunday, 9:45 am Sunday
School & Adult Bible, Class, 11
am Morning Celebration, 7
pm Communion Service, 8 pm
- 'Jesus, the Light of World'
Radio Programme oil ZNS 1
Tuesday, 8 pm Chapel
Choir Practice
Wednesday, 8 pm Midweek
Prayer Meeting (Second
Wednesday)' Cell Group
Meeting
Thursday, 6 pm Hand Bells
Choir Practice, 8. pm Men's.
.Fellowship Meeting (Every 4th
Thursday), 7:45 pm Women's
Fellow ship Meeting (E\ er\ 4th
Thursday)
Friday, 6:30 pm Conquerors'
for Christ Club (Boys & Girls
Club). b pm East Street Youth
Fellow ship Meeting
Saturday. 6:30 am Early.
Morning Pra.er Meeting


RELIGION0


BISHOP
STEPHEN
STUBBS
MINISTRIES
THE organisation is sched-
uled to hold trhe following
events:
January 23 Dr Kevin King
to speak during 10 am and 6
pm services.
For further information, vis-
it:
www.restorationoflife.org

ST ANDREW'S
PRESBYTERIAN
KIRK
YOU 'are invited to worship
.with the church family at 9:30
am or 11 am on Sunday. Sun-
day School meets during the 11
am service and the Youth
Group. meets. on Friday
evenings.
The Kirk is located at the
corner of Peck's Slope and
Princes' Street, across from the
Central Bank. Parking is avail-
able immediately behind the
Kirk. Visit us also at:
www.standrewskirk.com

PARISH
CHURCH.
OF THE MOST
HOLY TRINITY
THE church at. 14 Trinity
Way, Stapledon.Gardens, is
scheduled to hold the follow-
ing services:
: Sunday, 7 am The Holy
Eucharist, 9 am The Family
Eucharist, Sunday School, 6:30
pm Praise & Worship/Bible
Study, Evensong & Benedic-
tion


Minister Deborah McFall) THE church on Blue Hill
Friday, 7:30 pm A Night Of and Wulff Roads is scheduled
Praise to hold the following services:
Saturday, 3 to 5 pm Girls January 16, 7 am Sung
Brigade Mass, 10 am Sunday School
and Adult Bible Classes, 11 am
CURRY Praise and Worship, Sung
Mass, 7 pm Solemn Evensong
MEMORIAL and Benediction
Monday, 6:40 am Mattins
METHODIST and Mass, 4 pm Youth Band
CHURCH Practice, 6:30 pm Lay Pastors'
C.HURCH Training, Laying A Solid Foun-
dation, Adult Band Practice
THE following services will Tuesday, 6:40 am Mattins
be held at the church on Zion and Mass, 1 pm Mid-day
Boulevard, South Beach: Mass, 6 pm Prayer Chapel, 7
January 16, 9:15 am -Church pm Bible Class-
School, 10 am Divine Wor- Wednesday, 6:30 am Mass,
ship Service with Pastor 6:30 pm Marriage Enrichment
Charles Lewis, 7 pm Worship Class, 7 pm Prayer Band and
Service (Holy Eucharist) with Bible Class
Pastor Lewis Thursday, 6:40 am Mattins
First Monday of each month, and Mass, 6 pm to 9 pm -
7:30 pm Men's Ministry, Sec- Young Adult Choir Practice, 7
ond & Fourth Monday, 7:30 pm pm Senior Choir Practice
- Women's Ministry Friday, 6:40 am Mattins and
Tuesday (except 2nd), 7:30 Mass, 4 pm Confirmation
pm Bible Study Classes, 6 pm St Ambrose
Thursday, 6:30 pm Music Guild, 6:30 pm Christian
Ministry Rehearsal Youth Movement
First & Third:Friday of each Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm -
month, 7 pm Youth Miistry Boys Brigade (ages 5-9), 1 pm -
Saturday, 6:30 am Prayer. Youth Alpha (every third Sat-
Ministry, 2 pm Dance Min- .


On the Occasion of


55 years of the

Proc amation of the Apostolic Faith


Tuesday, 7:30 pm The
Church At Prayer
Wednesday, 5:30 am Inter-
cessory Prayer, 6:30 am The
Holy Eucharist, 7:30 pm
For further information, call
(242)-328-8677 or visit our web-
site:
www.holytrinitybahamas.org

CANAAN
BAPTIST
CHURCH
YOU are invited to the fol-
lowing services at the church in
Nassau Village:
Sunday, 11 am and 7:30 pm -
Divine Worship Service
Rev Eugene Bastian is the
senior pastor.

ALL SAINTS
ANGLICAN
CHURCH
SERVICES and meetings to
be held at the church on All
Saints Way, South Beach, for
the week of January 16-22:
Sunday, 7 am Sung Mass
and Sermon, 10 am Family
Eucharist & Holy Baptism, 6:30
pm Evensong and Teaching
Monday, 7 pm Education
For Ministry (EFM)
Tuesday, 8:30 am Mass at
St. Luke's Chapel, Princess
Margaret Hospital, 6:30 pm -
Marching and Concert Band
Wednesday, 6 am Mass and
Breakfast, 7 pm Vestry Meet-,
ing, 7:30 pm Chorale Practice
Thursday, 6:30 pm March-
ing and Concert Band, 7:30 pm
- Senior Choir Practice
Friday, 6 am Sunrise Mass
and Breakfast, 7:30 pm Youth
Choir Practice
Saturday, 2 pm Acolytes
Practice
(Rector: Rev Fr S Sebastian


Church Notes


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SUNDAY, JANUARY 16TH, 2005
SERVICE TIME: 2:30 PM


JOIN
q Bishop Dr David & Evangelist Gloria Dawkins
The Leadership and Laity,
as we commemorate this historic moment in the life of Greater Bethel, and
the Bahamas State council of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Inc.
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sage that "the God we serve
is a God of life", Bishop Hall
says that the purpose of the
trip is not to capitalise on the
persons who are suffering.
There has been much con-
cern in Indonesia the world's
most populous Muslim nation
- that some of the western
agencies involved in the tsuna-
mi relief could also be pushing
a religious agenda. ;
. The Bahamian delegation
Swill join groups like the Jewish
organisation B'Nai Brith,
Catholic Relief Services, evan-
gelical Christians and Mor-
mons, who are currently work-
ing with the survivors.
Bu the bishop emphasises
that while they will be preach-
ing Christ, the goal is to "stand
along with those hurting and
affirm life and offer hope".
According to Bishop Hall,
the trip to Asia requires "an
enormous supply of money" -
$7,000 to $8,000 per person.
To defray costs, the group is
requesting the financial sup-
port of the Christian commu-
nity, as well as its prayers. Sev-
eral churches have already
begun to give financially and
moneys are "trickling, in",
Bishop Hall adds.
The devastation as a result
of this tsunami carries a hefty
price tag. The UN says it needs
to feed or shelter up to five
million people affected by the
disaster, and warns disease
could push up the death toll,
now at more than 157,000
around the Indian Ocean rim.
There is also an "enormous
challenge" to help those who
are psychologically wounded
as a result of this tragedy,
Bishop Hall notes. These are
persons who are grappling
with the loss of loved ones,
arid others who cannot find
closure as their loved ones are
still presumed missing.
As a result of the tsunami


disaster, Indonesia is launching
its largest mental health drive
for traumatised survivors,
many of whom have never
heard of psychological coun-
selling before. And while the
physical toll of the catastro-
phe is clear in the devastated
towns of Aceh Province, the
psychological costs are more
difficult to define in a country
where people shun treatment


"... And to have
people from all
over the world
come there and
affirm their
humanity and
strengthen their
spirit is exactly
what we want
to be a part of."
Bishop Simeon Hall


for mental health problems
such as anxiety and depres-
sion.
But Bishop Hall says that
such emotions are under-
standable in times like these.
"This is a fallen world, and yes
we have tragedies. There is no
easy answer. There is no pat
answer (that) you can give to
people in a crisis like this, save
to go and stand with them.
And that's what we plan to


do."
Indonesian psychologists say
the unprecedented scale of the
tsunami tragedy, which'tas'left
the Aceh virtually wiped clean
of human habitation, means
huge challenge for the coun-
try's mental health experts.
Many of the worst-hit areas
are remote, and traditional
community support structures
for mental health, ranging
from extended family to reli-
gious institutions, have been
badly damaged by the disas-
ter.
But according to a letter
sent by Dr N. Suppaya, the
pastor who invited the
Bahamian delegation to Sin-
gapore, it is safe to make the
trip, even though the many
parts of the region is still in
chaos.
Flyers about the Asia mis-
sion have already gone up in
the streets, and the people are
expecting a move of God to
follow this tragedy.
"The tidal waves 'tsunamis'
have only affected, the north-
ern part of Malaysia and other
parts of Indonesia. Well, we
are not expecting for tsunamis,
but God's Dunamis in this
2005," the pastor wrote in his
letter.
Dr Suppaya is the pastor of
Jesus Saves Church in Wood-
land, Singapore, and the
national overseer of 75 church-
es throughout the Asiatic
region, according to Bishop
Hall.
In two-and-a-half weeks, the
team hopes to reach as many
countries in that affected
region, and offer its support.
"We will be there for the
better part of two-and-a-half
weeks, so we feel that is
enough time to visit each
area," says Bishop Hall. "And
what we want to do is to be
able to be a blessing to several
of the churches in that area."


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ST MARGARET'S
ANGLICAN
CHURCH
THE church on Kemp Road
is scheduled to hold the follow-
ing worship services:
Sunday, 7 am Low Mass
and Sermon, 9:30 am Sung
Mass and Sermon, 6:30 pml -
Evensong, Sermon and Bene-
diction

FIRST
HOLINESS
CHURCH
OF GOD
THE church on First Holi-
ness Way, Bamboo Town, is
scheduled to hold the follow-
ing services:
Sunday, 9:45 am Sunday
School, 11 am Morning Wor-
ship, 7 pm Evening Worship
Monday, 7:30 pm Prayer
Meeting
Wednesday, noon Prayer &
Praise Service, 7:30 pm Bible
Study
Thursday, 7:30 pm Praise &
Worship Service
Friday (2nd and 4th), 7:30 pm
- Youth Meeting
Second Tuesdays, 7:30 pm -
SALT Ministry (Single Adults
Living Triumphantly)
Fourth Saturdays, 4 pm -
SOME Ministry (Save Our
Men Evangelism)
1st Sundays Women's Day
2nd Sundays Youths
Day/Dedication of Infants
3rd Sundays Mission
Day/Communion
4th Sundays Men's Day Ser-
vice

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* By CLEMENT JOHNSON
Rev Elvado Turnquest
was ordained to the
deaconate by Arch-
bishop Patrick Pinder
during an emotional
service at St Francis Xavier Cathe-
dral last night.
Rev Turnquest, 31, is considered a
transient deacon. Within a year he
will be ordained to the sacred priest-
hood.
He was born on January 1, 1974 to
Lawrence and Elizabeth Turnquest
in Nassau. When he was eight years
old his family moved to Mangrove
Cay, Andros. He attended the Vic-
toria Point Primary and Mangrove
Cay High schools.


Rev Turnquest was awarded a
scholarship to the College of the
Bahamas, where he began his studies
in architectural drawing.
In August of 1995, after applying
and being accepted into the seminary
programme for the Archdiocese of
Nassau, he transferred credits to St
Meinrad College in Indiana. He was
graduated from St Meinrad in 1998
with a bachelor's degree in Psycholo-
gy.
In August 1998, he enrolled in
Notre Dame Seminary and School of
Theology in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Rev Turnquest started teaching at
the Grand Bahama Catholic High
School in 2000, and in his final year
there served as Head of the Religion
Department.


* REV ELVADO TURNQUEST


Rev Turnquest returned to Notre
Dame in August 2002.
He recently completed a five-
month deaconate internship at Our
Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic
Church in Nassau, and is expected to
graduate with a master's of divinity in
May 2005.
There are two categories of dea-
con within the Roman Catholic
Church the transient deacon, those
who will eventually be ordained to
the priesthood; and the permanent
deacon, married (once) men over 35
years of age.
Under the Catholic tradition, if a
permanent deacon's wife dies he is
not permitted to re-marry. A deacon
candidate must have the agreement
and support of his wife, who must


accompany her husband in training.
Deacons are men ordained by the
bishop "for the service of the people
of God" in a diocese (geographical
location).
Deacons are ordained to the min-
istry of word, sacrament and espe-
cially charity, and are committed to a
life of spirituality and prayer.
In serving the Body of Christ, dea-
cons collaborate with other persons
ministering in the church, specifically
with bishops, priests, lay ministers as
well as all of the baptized.
Permanent deacons, unlike tran-
sient deacons, do not take the vow of
celibacy.
There are currently 14 permanent
deacons serving in the Catholic Arch-
diocese of Nassau.


Rev William Thompson says 'walls


of family and faith' are crumbling

Bahamas Christian Council president encourages police officers to ensure laws of land are upheld


* By CLEMENT JOHNSON
BAHAMAS Christian Council
president Rev Dr William Thompson
encouraged police officers to ensure
that the laws of the land are upheld, at
a time when "the walls of family and
faith" are crumbling.
Dr Thompson was speaking at the
Royal Bahamas Police Force's annu-
al New Year service, held at Ebenez-
er Methodist Church on Sunday.
Every year, all of the 2,600-plus police
officers are encouraged to attend the
annual service to pray for protection
for the coming year.
Dr Thompson compared the state
of the Bahamas today to the time of
the prophet Jeremiah, when foreign
forces had completely disrupted a
once proud, prosperous and God-
fearing nation.
"Well, when we look at our beloved
Bahamas today, for the#nos.t part.' e.


can lament with Jeremiah that the
wall is down," he said.
"Those structures that once
enclosed us, supported us and influ-
enced us, for the most part, they are
falling down."
He said the deterioration of the
structures that support family and
faith will leave the nation vulnerable
to evils of all kind.
Dr Thompson emphasised strength-
ening the protective walls that allow
us to be unique as a people.
He reminded the congregation that
the Bahamas was a blessed nation,
and that they should be mindful of
what God had done for this country.
"Where we ought to be positive,
progressive and prayerful, we are
unthankful, negative and forever grip-
ing and complaining about some-
thing," he said.
"Crime is wall that must come
down. You see, crime is a direct prod-


* REV DR WILLIAM THOMPSON


uct of sin."
He thanked the Commissioner of
Police Paul Farquharson and his offi-
cers for working to protect the coun-
try. And applauded the community
policing and urban renewal pro-

"Crime is wall that
must come down.
You see, crime is a
direct product of sin."
Rev William Thompson

grammes for playing a role in reduc-
ing some of the crime.
Dr Thompson challenged parents,
teachers, ministers, leaders and all
responsible citizens to pool their
resources and join in the fight against


crime and criminal elements.
During his address he also point-
ed to flagrant advertising and illegal
gambling. He said: "Mr Commission-
er, I don't know if it is against the
law for advertisers to use naked
women with just a string around their
bodies on flyers and in the newspa-
pers, as a way of selling their products.
Please be aware that these flyers are
made public even to our children. If
the foundation is destroyed, what can
the righteous do?"
Dr Thompson reiterated that the
church would never support gam-
bling, in any form, in the Bahamas.
"Gambling probates and encourages
laziness. Gambling is destructive to
the family way of life."
He noted that the Bahamas is a
small country that relies heavily on
tourism, and cannot afford to gener-
ate negative publicity orO'be party to
any such activity".


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* By CLEMENT JOHNSON
n a powerful message to
members of Mt Pleasant
Green Baptist Church Inter-
national, Senior Pastor Dr
Wesley L Thompson told the
congregation that "sin" was prevent-
ing the church from reaching its full
potential.
Dr Thompson was addressing del-
egates and members as they began
their prayer conference on Sunday,
January 9, under the theme "When
the Church agrees" Matthew 18:19-
21.
According to Dr Thompson, God is
exposing filth within the church.
"When the pastor is keeping sweet-
heart and having children with the
missionary sister in the church, some-
thing is wrong with that," he said.


"You cannot remain in the presence
of God and still be involved in filth."
He reminded church members that
it is important to find time to pray,
pointing to Job and all the prophets
who developed a habit of praying in
the early morning hours.
"Jesus, for example, would go out
early in the morning by himself to
commune with his Father," said Dr
Thompson.
"Without the presence of God in
your life you will dry up. Prayer
should be a part of the Christian rou-
tine, and not only on Sunday but all
through the week. And the Christian
should develop a habit like the
prophets and Jesus, to seek God ear-
ly in the morning."
He likened the Christian spiritual
life to that of a well-tuned vehicle.
Dr Thompson urged the congrega-


tion to "get their lives properly
tuned", adding that bad habits and
bad ways are obstructions to a healthy

"When the pastor is
keeping sweetheart
and having children
with the missionary
sister in the church,
something is wrong
with that."
Dr Wesley Thompson

Christian life.
"Walk in the spirit. If you walk in
the spirit then the flesh Would not be


able to have such a strong hold on
the lives of the believers. Christians
dry up when they move away from
God and his presence," he said.
"Those who spend quality time with
God are different from those who do
not. Many Christian's are poor wit-
nesses to Christ.
"Jesus could not just wave his hand
and a miracle would happen, he had
to spend time with his Father and be
attentive to Him."
He encouraged church members to
re-build prayer altars in their homes,
citing the prophet Elisa who. rebuilt
the broken altar.
"Christianity demands that one has
a relationship with Jesus and you stay
in touch with him," said Dr Thomp-
son.
"It is time that the church wakes
up and kills sin or it will destroy the


church. It is time that the people who:;
bear God's name humble themselves,
and turn from their wicked ways and -"
turn to God."
Added Dr Thompson: "They need;
to get rid of all the other Gods Ihatl'
they have .and worship the one God. -
Your wife is not a king. Your hus-.-.
band is not a king. Your pastor is not:'?
king. There is only one king, and that
is God." .
When the church prays, he said, "
something happens. "When Peter was
jailed and the believers prayed, some-
thing happened, and so it should be
with the present church, because God
is looking for a place and people
whom he can be comfortable with .
and where there is joy in the camp."
The conference ended yesterday at
the church on East and Quackoo'
Streets.


Opposition leader praises Seventh-day


Adventists'


exemplary leadership


* By. CLEMENT JOHNSON
OPPOSITION Leader Alvin
Smith praised the Seventh-day
Adventists' exemplary leadership
during an address at the opening of
the Adventists' annual conference
on January 5.
Mr Smith was among the digni-
taries who attended the official open-
ing of the conference. Dr. Herbert
J. Thompson, President of the North-
em Caribbean University of Seenth-
day Adventist, Mandeville. Jamaica,
was the guest speaker. He spoke on
the conference's theme: "United in
witness of truth."
The leader of the Opposition said
that the theme of the conference was
most timely and positive for the


Alvin Smith speaks at opening of annual conference


nation, especially during the start of
a new year.
The Bahamas Conference of Sev-
enth-day Adventists has a local
membership of more than 13.i000
with 22 churches m New Pro% idence.
and a worldwide population of more
than 20 million.
"Your educational system is one
of the best in this country where stu-
dents are not only taught the skills of
maths, or the formulas of chemistry
or Shakespearean literature, but
where the development of spiritual-
iry of the whole person is equally as
important," Mr. Smith said. "Some of
this country's leaders have braeged


of their Adventist education."
He congratulated Pastor Leonard
Johnson, conference president, on
the work the Adventists do in train-
ing.
"'Mr. President. I must also con-
gratulate you on the emphasis your
conference places on leadership
training, your pastors and elders are
testament to this ob ious commit-
ment. I am impressed with the le\el
of leadership qualities and education
which your pastor and elders pos-
sess, which are so \ital in this day
and age," Mr Smith said.
He further commented on their
educational system and their Nouth


programmes.
"The quality programme and
committed leadership that you offer
to your youth group. Pathfinders. are
ie.mplary, and all \\ho are invoked
are to be commended for their tire-
less efforts in training our youth.
"The music, oh the music in wour
churches are known for having some
of the most melodious music this side
of heaven, your choirs. like the Meis-
tersingers. Harmonious Praise, lust to
name a few. continue to inspire
Bahamians of all denominations as
they partake in cultural events in our
beautiful Bahamaland.
"As \ou gather and deliberate in


convention this week, please contin-
ue to pray for the world as it grapples
with the devastation of the Tsunami
in Asia. Know that the prayer of a
righteous man availeth much." said
Mr Smith.
"If each Bahamian adult begins
this year committing or recommit-
tmin himself or herself to be a wit-
ness of truth." said Mr Smith, "a wit-
ness of integrity; a % witness of broth-
erhood and sisterhood, a %witness of
respect for person and property we
would ha\e a country that's full of
loving, caring., shanng., sensitive citi-
zens uniting and moving forward,
upward., onward together towards a
common goal of goodwill and good
citizenship witnesses and catalyst
of Truth."


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been "Chosen, Ordained, and Sent" by the Assemblies of Brethren in the Bahamas' Unit-
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which followed an earthquake on December 26. Described as the world's largest foren-
sic operation, the goal now is to identify the 5,300 Thai confirmed dead in the tsunami.
There will be a commendation service held for Ms Gardiner at her church tomorrow at
7.30pm.


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* To bear witness for Christ and His truth by
spreading the gospel throughout all of our
islands in all its fullness and power, to bring
about the rule of God In the hearts of men.
* To worship God in spirit, in truth and in
holiness.
* 'lb train, develop and equip our people for
Godly Living and Christian Service


through Bible Teachings, Seminars,
Specialized Courses and Conferences.
* To fully embrace plurality of leadership in
all of its positive goodness.
* To love God totally and our fellowmen as
ourselves.
* To pay focused and specialized ministry
attention to the growth, development and


maturation of our children/youth.
* Ib accelerate our holistic outreach evangel-
istic efforts with a view to reach and touch
people everywhere in our Bahamas to the
up building of the kingdom and to the
growth of the Church of God.
* To prepare our people for the return of the
Lord.


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A after much
prayer and con-
secration, thou-
sands of members
from both the Church
of God of Prophecy
and Church of God are
eager to join forces in
this mighty up-coming
crusade.
: Born out of the
Holiness Movement
which swept across
the United States of
America at the turn of
the twentieth century.
the Pentecostal Fire
reached our Bahama
land shores in 1910.
this was the begin-
fiing of a new era in
dur circle known as
the Pentecostal move-
ment.
Fiery sermons, exu-
berant worship and
unforgettable testi-
Mlonies which are
characteristic of the
"Jumpers" was once
despised by religious
leads is now the order
I


of the day. Revivals
and Crusades which
are traditionally apart
of our national church
calendars, are design
to attract and minister
to those in our com-
munity who are spiri-
tually oppress and
depress by accepting
Christ as their Saviour.
It is also opportunity
for healing and for the
believers to be
recharged and
strengthen in their
Christian walk.
This Crusade which
comes at a pivotal
time when our country
and the world is expe-
riencing destruction
and spiritual decay.
and is in need of mira-
cle from God.
We are delighted to
have Bishop William
M. Wilson.
International Minister
of Outreach for both
our organizations from
Cleveland, Tennessee


as our guest preacher.
Bishop Wilson affec-
rionatel\ call 'Billy' is
anointed speaker and
he is also the Voice of
Salvation Minister.
and executive produc-
er and host of World
Impact, a weekly tele-
vision broadcast now
seen in all 50 states
and over 150 nations,
and can heard in over
100 nations on 'oice
of Salvation Weekly
Radio Program and 5
Minutes to Victory,
contemporary radio
broadcasts. He has
served in this capacity
since 1994.
Our fellowships invite
you to come to this
Power surge. Miracle
Breakthrough Joint
E\angelistic Crusade
expecting God to do a
new thing, in a new
way. Get ready for the
'Out pouring', Don't
miss your blessing!!!!


Are you .Si ll- or SIU' EE'lki -'
Are you iHE S'.SD or iEFlRETiSD by the Devil? Do you desire
E"L 'IJE R ..i CE and "'/fll'CT' 'r Y?
COME TO
THE CHURCH OF GOD
OF PROPHECY & THE CHURCH OF GOD

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er CONVENING:
Sunday, January 16th thru Tuesday, January 18th, 2005
or 7:30 p.m. nightly at the East Street Tabernacle
Wednesday, January 19th thru Friday, January 21st, 2005
at 7:30 p.m. nightly at the Church of God Convention Centre
Joe Farrinaton Road


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Former Pastors Bishop Rud
present Sister Jennie Thomp


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n She is a pioneer in

every aspect, her legacy
is known throughout
-. prophecy churches espe-
cially at the Ernest St.
Love Center Church. And
even at the age of 91.
Jennie Thompson is still
an avid supporter of the
Fine Arts Ministry. .. For
B 60 plus years a Jennie
Thompson has served
faithfully in many capac-
ities in the Church ofrGod
of Prophecy including
olph V. Bowe and Steve Hepburn WMB, Evangelism.
pson (center) with arrangements. Choir, just to name a fe .
I m Supporting her son,
Bishop George
Thompson, well known
playwright and musician,
Jennie Thompson had
participated in numerous
stage plays and choral
Ion. Ernest St. Children performs in song. productions. She is best
remembered for strong
soprano leading many
performances.'
SJust recently on
Tuesday, December 28th
during the church's
Slobhon ddison ghes ribute to Grandmroher Christmas Production,
.. tributes were paid to her
by the Love Center
Family featuring her*
grandchildren and former'
pastors Brother ,'Steve
Hepburn Sr. and.'Bishop,
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nglerston charges their eg students



to take the name of Jesus with them

Photos & Story by Pauline Curry


At the end of the Christmas
celebrations, parents every
where were making; final
preparations' to send their
children back to college.
Some parents were ptayer-
ful. hopeful and proud
because soon their child
would achieve their goal of
attaining a quality college
education. Some parents
were prayerful yet con- ,
cerned about finances
Another term closer--toe
graduation but" another
term of sacrifices -and
doing with out to ensure
their' child's success. Other
parents were prayerful yet
anxious and concerned for
their child's safety on the
college campus where
reports of Violence and
immorality seem to be the
order of the day
They ill travel to Canada,
South. Carolina, Texas.
New Orleans. Tennessee
and Georgia. These, stu-
dents will continue their
studies in a' widerange of
disciplines -ranging-from'
Business Administration,,


Law. Natural Science,
Engineering. Performing
Arts and Political Science.
In keeping with the .tradi-
tion of the Englerston con-
gregation. the clergy and
members held a service of
rededicaton to pray for our
students traveling abroad
The saints at Englerston'
are not satisfied to. allow
our students to meet the
challenges of ihis life
done. so we offerthefi up
utito the Lord' in prayer and
we know he will keep them
when they are 'in harms
way.
-Bishop R.V.'Bowe, senior
..pastor of the Englerston
encouraged the returning
students to be guided by
the presence of the Holy
Spirit, and to find .comfort
and s61ace in the Word of
God. Our students were
charged to seek God in all
their undertakings' Then
and only then, would these
young minds be guaran-
tebd success. If they under-
.tiaiid that the fear of the
Lord is the 'beginning of'


wisdom and remain faith-
ful to God. God will be
faithful to them. The) were
challenged to be beacons
on their various campuses
and dormiilones and to be
young Christian leaders
amongst their peers. They
were told that as God was
with Moses. so will he be
with them. Bishop Bowe
reminded them that their
parents are making'serious
sacntfices and he encour-
aged them to' make their
parents and church family
proud of them. ,,
Associate pastor Timothy
Johnson joined Bishop
Bowe in laying hands ion
our students and anointed
them with oil. He admon-
ished our college students
studying abroad to take the
name of Jesus with them.
Their gifts. their talents all
came from God and in this
service, of rededication he
challenged them to let thetrt
hands do God's work, their
lips sing God's praises and
their lives reflect the honor
'and glory of God.: They


were charged to take the
name of Jesus with them
and find comfort in God's
word.
Dunng this first service of
the New Year, the saints
were encouraged to reflect
on the many undeserved
blessings that were
bestowed on our local con-
gregation and the many tri-
als and tribulations that
God brought us thru. They
were encouraged to surren-
der their past with its fail-
ures, disappointments and
regrets and press towards
the challenges that lie
ahead in 2005.
It is so refreshing to have
young people who would
dedicate their time and
their talents to the work of
the church. These young
adults actively participate
in Sunday School, the
Youth Choir,, The Drama
Club, the Praise and
Worship 'team .and the
Youth Ministry at our local
church.


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Pastor Leonard Johnson speaking on Wednesday night at
the opening of the convention at Grant's Town Church
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P punctuated with reports from the various
ministries of the Adventist Church and
melodious music by the Convention
Choir, the Adventist Men's Chorale, and other
singing groups, the Adventist Con mention 20105
w\as an inspiration to hundreds in attendance.
Opening the yNearly eI ent with a pow erful, soul-
searching message on Wednesdji, Januar,, 5.
Dr. Leonard Johnson. president of Bahamas
Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, chal-
lenged the members to demonstrate their belief
in God by standing up for the truth and princi-
ples recorded in the Word of God.
He observed that many church people have
deviated from Christian standards such as


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morality honest,, integrity and love.
Dr. Johnson said that in an attempt to make
the church more relevant to today's society,
some haIe left God out as the center of wor-
ship. But people ought to come to church to
worihip God. not to be entertained. He noted
further that the Cluistian church is confronted
b\ two dangers: (11 saving more than the Word
of God says, and (2) omitting what God has
said. He declared that we should be guided by
the truth of God's Word and should be united in
standing up for truth. Also, those who love God
and believe in Jesus \will do \what God require
them to do.
In eIference to the de\ elopment of sports in


our country. Dr. Johnson stated that the lottery
should not be used to support sports. He felt
that eerx citizen ought to contribute toward the
funding of our sporting program.
The guest speaker for the Convention, Dr.
Herbert Thompson. president of Northern
Caribbean (Iin mei sit emphasized the impor-
tance of our speaking the truth in words and
actions. Draw ing on his personal experience.
Dr. Thompson used a practical approach to
show that a true witness of truth will observe
the natural laws of health as well as God's moral
law that ought to govern the life of the
Christian.


In the above photos the Minister of Education, Hon. Alfred Sear, joins other school and Partial view of the proposed multi-mrillion dollar new Bahamas Academy School to be
Adventist administrators in the groundbreaking ceremony for the new school complex. constructed on Marshall Road


.Prayer


Conference


2005

January 28-30, 2005




with Pastor Samuel Telemaque of the Caribbean Union
Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Trinidad
Call to find out how to can be a delegate
341-4021


More than one hundred Adventist lay leaders (church elders) participated in a Prayer
Breakfast on Sunday, January 3, 2005 at the Grant s Town Church


CHURCHES'
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Blue Hill Road South
341 1607
CentrevBtle ,?,
5th Terrace 325 "'
Grant's Town
WIllington Street
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Farnngtor, Road 323 6096
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East Street South
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Pastor John Carey.
Publishing &
Communication'
Pastor Michael Smith
Ministerial,
Religious Liberny and Puble
Relations Director
Pastor Paul Scavella
Health Director
Pastor Basil Sturirup
Personal Ministris &'.
Sabbath School Director
Mrs. Miriam Knowles-
Women s Ministries Director

Pastor Andrew Burrows
Youth & Pathfinder Director
Mrs. Cheryl Rolle
Education & Children'p
Ministries Director ..
Pastor Barrington
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Family. Internet &
Counseling Miln&rtes
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BISHOP ELLIS STARTS HISTORIC RADIO PRAYER
PROGRAM WITH A SHORT WORD.
With prayer as a major building block of the Ministry
and Prayer Meeting being the largest weeknight gather-
ing of the church, one would think that the Mount Tabor
Full Gospel Baptist Church family would be content
with the place that prayer now has in the Ministry and in
the lives of its members. Additionally, after the Church
dubbed 2004; "The Year We Pray It Through"; and even
greater emphasis was placed on prayer, which subse-
quently resulted in Mt. Taborites being so inspired to
strengthen and enhance their prayer lives; that a spirit of
prayer and intercession and another level of excitement
about the practical,
life changing power
of prayer became
,even more predomi-
nant within the
Church than ever
-A before; one would
assume that surely
they would settle
.41with that. But under
the anointed leader-
Se ship of Bishop Neil
C Ellis, Senior
Pastor, Mount Tabor
Sis once' again
Focused on intensi-
fying their prayer
CALLING ON TirE LORD! lives. Mindful of the
fact that, "Little
L y Prayer" pro-
W duces "Little
breadth'.P of h er "s
S... -1 o r e
Pryer" pro-
duce, "More
2 E .PoS er" and
TA R R M F. u c h
Prayer" pro-
duce, "Much
P,-, er"; Mt.
Tabor's theme
thii year is;
"'Intoensifying
O(ur Prayer
Live, &
Pursuing Our
Drcains". So
Bts -w in 2005,
WVILLIAiM NMIURPHY JR. prayer once
SHARES ON again found its
INTERCESSORY PRAYER. way into the
central focus
of the Ministry for the year and this dynamic body of
believers is already diligently in pursuit of this incredi-
bly powerful and timely objective!

It all got off to an official and national start on Monday
January 10th at 10:30am with the hosting of an historic
LIVE Prayer Call-In Radio Program "Prayer Power
Hotline" hosted by Bishop Ellis on 1540AM. The radio
program, the first of it's kind in the Bahamas committed
solely to allowing Bahamians throughout the length and
breadth of the country to call in live with their personal
prayer
requests,
cot off to
a tremen-
dous start
a n d
already
appears to
be shap-

becoming
120 IRCES6o0RS .AND LIADERS ..\SLanuRt) Mr. very pop-
TABOR'S UPPER ROOM FOR PRAYER WORKSHOP. u 1 a r


Certainly, popularity is not the objective of the show,
but Bishop Ellis is convinced of the fact that Bahamians
need to be reminded of the awesome power of prayer
and that a program of this nature will not only reintro-
duce and reinforce the need. to "Pray It Through" with-
in the hearts and minds of many in our country that may
have turned to other means of finding help and relief for
the challenges of life, but it will also be a powerful
means of getting Prayer into the atmosphere of our
nation. Thus, the programs placement on the only radio
station that covers the entire country was deliberate and
strategic! The response to the program was immediate
and tremendous, as phone lines lit up within a few min-
utes after the half hour program got started and
remained clogged with callers for the entire show.
Additionally, many persons that could not get their
prayer requests in-to Bishop Ellis on air during the pro-
gram, called in to the Mt. Tabor with their requests
throughout the day.

But before Bishop Ellis turned his prayer focus to the
nation, new in-house initiatives were undertaken to
ensure that the prayer goals of the Ministry are accom-
plished this year. To this end, a Pastor of Intercessory
Prayer (Pastor-Elect Rochelle Moss) was appointed and
a group of 120 intercessors was formed. And because
Bishop Ellis firmly believes that a call to ministry is first


of all call to preparation, from Monday January 10th -
Wednesday 12th the intercessors and top leadership of
Mount Tabor -went through and intensive Intercessory
Prayer Workshop with Bishop William Murphy Jr.,
Senior Pastor of New Mount Moriah Baptist Church in
Pontiac Michigan and Bishop of Intercessory Prayer of
the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship
International. In these intense and powerful sessions,
Bishop Murphy dealt with both the practical and spiritu-
al aspects of Intercessory Prayer and also gave the par-
ticipants insight into both the blessings and challenges
of being on the "front line" of ministry as an intercessor.
In every session the Lord moved so powerfully both
during the teaching times and in the practical demon-


INTERCESSORS ENJOY INTENSIVE PRAYER TRAINING
WORKSHOP.

stations, that it was at times challenging to conclude the
90 minute sessions, which were held 6:00 7:30pm
nightly.

But Praise God there was more praying to be done, as
at 7:30pm each night the entire congregation also came
together for the Annual Jump Start Services. And
because this focus on prayer is both corporate and per-
sonal, this year Jump Start (which is the church's first
weeknight gathering for the year), was also committed
to prayer. On Monday January 10th, after leading the
way in the first Communion Service of the year, Bishop
Ellis delivered a very powerful and insightful message
outlining why Prayer is so important in this season of
the Ministry and indeed the individual lives of the entire


membership of the
Church. Those who r
may have taken a
casual approach tol
the need to pray cer-
tainly developed a
greater understand-
ing of the spiritual
implications of this
prayer focus and
many went away
with a greater appre-
ciation for, the
I absolute need to
"Intensify" their
prayer lives regard-
less of the level that
it was previously at.
Then on the follow-
ing twvo nights, GETTING A PRAYER THROUGH!
Bishop Murphy and his team of intercessors led the
church into some awe inspiring sessions of prayer and
communion with God that was nothing short of
"Heavenly"! There was little preaching, just praise,
worship, prayer and intercession. What a glorious, rich
experience it was to see everyone from the pulpit to the
pew either on their faces or on their knees before the
Lord. The atmosphere each night was so saturated with
the manifested presence of God, that bodies were
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BISHOP MURPHY N DEEP INTERCESSION.


healed; generational curses were broken and nightly
persons were eternally delivered and set free from
almost every type of bondages imaginable. The sessions
concluded on Wednesday evening with a special
"Laying on of hands" session for the newly appointed
intercessors, who were then officially released to Pray
"'mtil-they touch the Heart of God, release the Power of
God and cause the Hand of God tc move!

It's becoming more evident now why Mt. Tabor's slo-
gan for the year 2005 is; "Our Year of High
Expectations", because with this kind of commitment to
Prayer, this year the sky is not the limit, it's merely a tar-
get; as God is able to do exceedingly and abundantly
above all that we are able to ask (pray for) or think!


TO GOD BE THE GLORY!


BISHOP ELLIS HANDLES PHONE LINES DURING NEW
PRAYER POWER HOTLINE RADIO PROGRAM


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