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'rape' complainant


* By PACO NUNEZ
Tribune Staff Reporter
PUBLIC Prosecutions Direc-
tor Bernard Turner criticised a
tabloid newspaper yesterday for
.-revealing the identity of the
woman who accused Works and
Utilities' Minit-.:r Brandley,
Roberts of rape.
Attorneys backed Mvr Turn-
er's view, but the editor said the
action was taken with the con-
sent of the individual in ques-
tion.
According to Mr Turner, the
decision to publish a document
on which the complainant's
name appears was "irresponsi-
ble," as its source was not iden-
tified. He said the decision
could discourage rape victims
from coming forward.
"That is an act of journalism
that I would not like to see
repeated very often," he said.
One defence lawyer who
spoke to The Tribune said the
publication acted "in poor
taste."
The Attorney General's
Office announced on Tuesday
that the allegation against Mr
Roberts, filed on December 4,
had been withdrawn by the
complainant.
The headline story of yester-
day's edition of The Confiden-
tial Source, entitled "Roberts
rape accuser tells all!" stated its
intentiofi to refer to the com-
plainant as "Susan" so as to
conceal her identity.
However, on pages 10 and 11
of the publication, a document


was printed in the format of a
handwritten and signed police
statement, in which a female
complainant is clearIN Identified
by name.
According to legal officials,
the identity of a complainant in
a rape allegation still under
investigation or before -fle
courts is strictly protected by
law.
This protection cannot be
revoked at any future date, even
in cases where the accused is
found innocent.
However, the allegation
against Mr Roberts was with-
drawn before a determination
was made by the Attorney Gen-
eral as to whether a case was
answerable.
Mr Turner said that it is
unclear whether legal action can
be brought against a publica-
tion for revealing the identity
of the complainant in such a
case.
Confidential Source editor
Christopher Lunn said yester-
day that the complainant had
given her permission for the
document to be printed.
Mr Turner said the fact that
permission was granted should
have been made clear in the
report, so as not to discourage
rape victims from coming for-
ward.
"It can have a chilling poten-
tial effect on other persons who
might come forward. It might
inhibit them from coming for-
ward," he said.
SEE page nine


Concerns after fire threatens new homes


A FIRE raged for hour at the pubic dubmp yes-
terday threatening a newdeveloptnnt of 86_ homes in .
Jubilee Gardens. The blaze was finally br eight under
control yesterday afternoon,
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* By RUPERT
MISSICK Jr
Senior Staff Reporter
A FIRE in the public
dump burnt its way
through a large area of
bush and threatened new
homes on a housing devel-
opment in Jubilee Gardens
yesterday.
The fire, which raged for
several hours, highlighted
serious concerns among
home-owners about the
proximity of the dump to
the new estate.
One government official
pointed out that in most
countries zoning laws place
housing developments
miles from a public dump
and not feet or yards. Now
it is feared that the prob-
lems experienced by
Jubilee Gardens being so
close to the dump may be
duplicated in another hous-
ing project close to it.
. "These people already
have problems with rodents
and pests. Now they are
putting another develop-
ment on the old site of
Gladstone Farms which has
similar conditions to this
one," he said.
The south-western sec-
tion of Jubilee Gardens has
a buffer of 700 yards from
the dump.


The blaze at the dump
started at about 10.30pm
on \\ednesday and %\as not
contained until late yester-
day afternoon.
"There were attempts to
control the fire and diue to
the high winds and the shift
in winds between today
and last night the fire has
jumped a bit and is in the
area of Jubilee Gardens
Three," said Ron Pinder,
Parliamentary Secretary
and Director of Environ-
mental Health, who was at
the site yesterday morning.
In addition to the spo-
radic placement of debris
at the dump site, the
absence of an access road
also hindered progress of
the fire department and
three tractors had to be
called in to clear a trail
through the bush.
A fire engine was placed
at the dump, as -well as in
the sub-division, to combat
the blaze.
Mr Pinder said the blaze
was caused by a spark from
one of the smoke pockets
burning underground at the
dump.
"As garbage deteriorates
it gives off the flammable
gas methane and on occa-
sion spontaneous combus-
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Unemployed hotel


staff go on the march


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
FREEPORT Unemployed
hotel workers took to the streets
of Freeport yesterday to draw
urgent attention to their plight
by marching to the Government
Complex and the Royal Oasis
Resort.
The group marched from
downtown Freeport to the Gov-
ernment Building Complex on
the Mall, where they stormed
into the lobby and demanded
to meet with government offi-
cials at the Prime Minister's
Office.
"We want justice," they
shouted.
Pineridge MP Ann Percentie,
parliamentary secretary in the
Prime Minister's Office, met
with the workers outside to hear
their concerns.
The Royal Oasis Resort was
forced to close and lay off more
than 1,000 workers in Septem-
ber due to extensive hurricane


damage at the Crowne Plaza
and Sunspree resorts and casi-
no.
The operators had initially
announced that the resort
would re-open by February, but
later rescheduled the opening
to April.
Although some of the work-
ers were retained during the
reconstruction phase, many
remained jobless and are now
under enormous financial strain
to pay their mortgages, rents
and other loans.
With reconstruction work on
hold for the past three weeks,
workers have grown increas-
ingly concerned about the
uncertainty of their jobs and the
re-opening in April.
Casino worker Dennis Brit-
ton, president of the Gaming
Union, believes that the April
re-opening will not happen now
that reconstruction has stopped.
After meeting with Ms Per-
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* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
BRENT SYMONETTE, MP for
Montagu, said yesterday that he is
taking running for the position of
leader of the Free National Move-
ment (FNM) "into serious consid-
eration" and outlined some of the
issues that need to be addressed by
a future government of the
Bahamas.
. The leader for opposition in the
House of Assembly reiterated that
the FNM is preparing to go into
convention in the next months to
"elect or re-elect" the leader of the
party who will then run for the posi-
tion of the next prime minister of
the Bahamas.

Election
"We will see a totally energised
party, ready to kick off the election
campaign with the result of being
the next government of the
Bahamas," he said.
Speaking as a guest on the ZNS
talk show Issues of the Day Mr
Symonette said that requests for
him to offer himself as party leader
are increasing steadily.
"Pressure is getting increasingly
stronger every day," he said.
The MP further said that support
from Bahamians is "tremendous."


"There is no question that there is
tremendous support out there, in
Nassau, Grand Bahama, in Abaco,
throughout the entire Bahamas..I1
feel honoured that people feel that
I can lead, "he said.
Regarding the question if he sees
any obstacles to his becoming prime
minister on account of his heritage
or skin colour, Mr Symonette said
that he has broad support from
members of the white as well as the
black community.
"I see no impediment. We in the
Bahamas have to advance to a stage
where we recognize that we are all
Bahamians, until we do, we are
doing ourselves a disservice.
"That because I'm white, I am
excluded from running in a political
party or being prime minister would
be a very telling statement of the
psyche of the Bahamian nation, but
I trust we are beyond that stage," he
said.
All of the callers that called into
the talk show yesterday concurred
with Mr Symonette and said the
"race card'' should not be played,
in the political arena.
Addressing the issues which a
future government would have to
face, the Montagu MP outlined his
stance on capital punishment, immi-
gration, the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force (RBDF), the coun-
try's economy; the Caribbean.Single
Market Economy (CSME) and the,
tax system.
Mr Symonette said he feels that
there are many pressing issues in
the Bahamas today which need to
be brought to the forefront.
"Part of our problem is that we
don't deal with things up front and
the more we let things drag out, the
more they fester or become a prob-
lem," he noted. '


Speaking out on the issue of ille-
gal immigrants, he said that the
problem has to be solved by either
"regularising or deporting them."
"We have numbers of Haitians
and other nationalities that have
been here for an extremely long
time, we either have to address the
problem or it will continue to grow,"
he said.
Mr Symonette further said that
the "whole role and function" of
the Defence Force has to be
reviewed, "from top to bottom,"
and that the pay scale has to be
adjusted accordingly.

Future
Regarding the future economy
of the country, the MP said that the
Bahamas should not only look to
the United States, "who are cur-
rently experiencing a dollar crises,"
for investors, but also to other coun-
tries.
"We do have a lot to offer in this
country, we just have to manage it
the right way. We can attract people
from all over the world, be that Chi-
na, Jamaica, it does not necessarily
have to be America," he added.
On the subject of the proposed
CSME, Mr Symonette said that the
Bahamas, as one of the leaders in
the region, particularly in the
instances of tourism and financial'
services, has to remain cautious.
"The Bahamas" current status
must be protected, as must be the
movement of labour within the
Caribbean.
"There cannot be any free move-
ment of labour in the Caribbean,
we still have to protect our borders,
otherwise it will become difficult.to
sustain Bahamians and their
lifestyle," he said.


Immigrant numbers

* By PAUL G.
TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
IMMIGRATION officials
admitted yesterday that
although the US Coast Guard
And the Royal Bahamas
ibefence Force (RBDF) do all
tey can to stop the flow of ille-
gal immigrants into the
Bahamas, they are only blocking
"a percentage," citing that many
more could be hiding out on our
cays and the southern Family
Islands.
Lieutenant Darren Henfield
from the RBDF reported yes-
terday that 34 Haitian immi-
grants, eight females and 26
males, were captured off the
coast of Inagua by the US Coast
Guard Venturous, bringing the
total number for the year so far
to 126. According to maritime
laws, US Coast Guard vessels
can patrol Bahamian waters as
long as they have a Defence
Force 'sea rider' onboard.
Currently these migrants are
being held at the RBDF base in
Matthew Town, Great Inagua,
while immigration officials
ascertain if they are political or
economic refugees. If it is dis-
covered that they are simply
economic refugees, they will be
deported back to Haiti. How-
ever if their claim is political,
further investigations will be
made into what can be done to
protect the rights of these indi-
viduals.
Assistant Director of Immi-
gration William McDonald said:
"We are processing them at this
0 moment. If any claim that there
s some political prosecution
then we will investigate further
into their claim but if it's just an
economical claim then we will
return them. However we advo-
kate that we don't send anyone
Mack if they have standards for
refugee status."


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FORCES veterans in the
Bahamas reacted angrily yester-
day to Prince Harry's "crazy"
decision to wear a Nazi swastika
armband to a fancy dress party.
British residents were also
appalled at the latest gaffe by a
member of the Royal family, with
one calling Harry "a silly, irre-
sponsible fool with no knowledge
of recent history."
The prince's blunder was
exposed by a British tabloid
newspaper, The Sun. A page one
picture showed Harry enjoying a
drink and cigarette while dressed
as a member of Rommel's Afrika
Corps, complete with swastika
armband.
The story has caused outrage in
Britain, with anti-monarchists cit-
ing it as another good reason for
ditching the Royal Family once
and for all.

Controversies
The incident is the latest in a
series of controversies surround-
ing Prince Harry, who is third in
line to the Throne. He has previ-
ously been accused of smoking
marijuana, under-age drinking
and getting involved in a punch-
up with a photographer.
Yesterday, a British resident in
Nassau said: "This young man has
been granted the most expensive
education money can buy, yet he
is unfamiliar with the horrors of
the Second World War, in which
many thousands of his fellow
countrymen died.
"This awful mistake is not only
an insult to Britain's ex-service-
men, and everyone else who
crushed Hitler's evil regime, it is
symbolic of the insularity of the
Royals and their growing irrele-
vance to the modem age."
It is especially embarrassing for
the Royals because Prince Harry
wants to pursue an Army career,
a course some critics believe
should now be denied him.
In an official statement, Prince
Harry apologised for any offence


M WHILE Prince Harry's
behaviour came in for severe
criticism yesterday, some Tri-
bune readers regarded it more
as an adolescent joke. Here is
a selection of comments:

Christine Humes, daughter
of the late Audley Humes, who
was a wireless operator in the
Bahamas Battalion
"My father fought in the Sec-
ond World War and I am
quite sure if he were alive
today he would have written
an article on the recent behav-
iour of Prince Harry. My opin-
ion is that Prince Harry rep-
resents the throne, he repre-
sents the Queen of England -
how could he do something
like that?
"It shows a poor example of
leadership, and he is who he
is. It may not be fair, but he
has to remember what he
stands for. People like my
father and Basil Johnson rep-
resented our country in a war
that defended human rights."

Masio Coakley, 77, joined
the army in 1942 and rose to
the rank of Sergeant Instructor
in various fields weapons,
drill and physical training. He
was a member of the Bahamas
Battalion, North Caribbean
Regiment (600 Bahamian
members). His father, John
Alexander Coakley, served
with Sir Etienne Dupuch, the
late Tribune publisher, in
France during World War
One. He said:
"Prince Harry is still an ado-
lescent, only 20 years old. My
personal opinion is that the
costume was in jest, it's not
something we should look at
as a threat of any sort. It was a
joke and I don't think we
should get uptight about it. I
wouldn't hold something like
that against the Queen. We
have always been loyal to Her
Majesty who has seen fit to
visit Bahamian veterans on
several occasions, and I will
continue to show that loyalty
to her. Some day he may
ascend to the throne, but we
must remember right now he
is still a young man, and like
myself at that age, when I
liked to do mischievous
things."

Steven Hoffer
President of the Nassau Jewish
Association
"I don't pay much attention
to the paparazzi, but hearing
that Prince Harry wore a Nazi
uniform as a costume is some-
thing that is not only offen-
sive to Jews but to anyone of
colour. He represents the
head of a country that is mul-
ti-ethnic and for him to make


such a statement is just a
shame."





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caused. But he failed to dampen
down the nation's outrage.
Tory leader Michael Howard
has suggested Prince Harry
should say sorry in person while
the Jewish Simon Westphal Cen-
tre in California has urged him
to visit Auschwitz, the death
camp set up by the Nazis as part
of their mass extermination pro-
gramme.
Meanwhile, a British ex-ser-
vicemen in Nassau said: "This is a
very unfortunate incident which
indicates that Prince Harry is not
aware of the depth of people's
feelings about the Nazis.
"You must remember that
Hitler's regime was the most e" il
in the history of mankind. For a
Royal to be seen gl6rif, ing these
people is the height of foll\ and
insensitivity."
The gaffe has also pro' ided an
unwelcome reminder of Prince
Harry's great great uncle the
former Governor of the
Bahamas, the Duke of Windsor.
The Duke and his wile Wallis
Simpson were not only pro-Nazi,
they were good friends of man\
leading fascists of the da\. includ-
ing Sir Oswald Mosley.

Besotted
In 1937, only three years before
they arrived in Nassau, the Wind-
sors visited German3 to meet
Hitler and several top Nazis The
Duchess, in particular, w as knov\ n
to be besotted by the Fuhrer, and
even had an affair with his For-
eign Minister, the handsome Jao-
quim von Ribbentrop, ho was
later hanged for war crimunes.
The Duke's unpopularity with
many members of the British
Establishment before his abdica-
tion in 1936 was at least partly
due to his pro-German sympa-
thies.
As grandson of Queen \'ictona
and her German consort. Prince
Albert, he was once described bN
a critic as "more German than
Hindenberg" a reference to a
former Chancellor of Germ a n
Mr Howard told BBC Radio
4: "I have no doubt that his i Har-
ry's) father and his family will
have a good deal to say to him in
private. I think it might be appro-
priate for him to tell us himself
just how contrite he no%% is."
Prince Harry's blunder came
at a country house party gi en b%
Olympic showjumper Richard
Meade. His brother. Prince
Silliam, was also at Lbe pamt)
dressed as a big cat in leopard-
skin leotard. '
Christina Humes, daughter of
the late Audley Humes, ho %as
a wireless operator in the
Bahamas battalion, said her
father would have been upset by
the prince's behaviour.
As a Second World War veter-
an, he would have seen it as a
poor example of leadership.
"People like my father and Basil
Johnson represented our country
in a war that defended human
rights," she said.
Former British armed forces
minister Doug Henderson has
claimed the incident shows Prince
Harry is unfit to train as an army


STHE prince's blunder was exposed by
_i a British tabloid newspaper, The Sun.


officer at Sandhurst.
He said: "If this had been a
satirical take-off, then I think peo-
ple would understand. But from
what I can gather, this was not
the case.
'It is a straightforward Nazi
armband, and I think that would
offend an awful lot of people who


fought in the Second World War
and relatives who lost people in
that war. I really think it disqual-
ifies Prince Harry from Sand-
hurst."
Colonel Bob Stewart, who led
British troops in Bosnia, dis-

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IN TRYING to think through whether we
should press ahead with elections in Iraq or
not, I have found it useful to go back and
dig out my basic rules for Middle East report-
ing, which I have developed and adapted
over 25 years of writing from that region.
Rule 1: Never lead your story out of
Lebanon, Gaza or Iraq with a cease-fire; it
will always be over by the time the next
morning's paper is out.
Rule 2: Never take a concession, except
out of the mouth of the person who is sup-
posed to bedoing the conceding. If I had a
dime for every time someone agreed to recog-
nise Israel on behalf of Yasser Arafat, I would
be a wealthy man today.
Rule 3: The Israelis will always win, and the
Palestinians will always make sure that they
never-enjoy it. Everything else is just com-
mentary.
Rule 4: In the Middle East, if you can't
explain something with a conspiracy theory,
then don't try to explain it at all people
there won't believe it.
Rule 5: In the Middle East, the extremists
go all the way, and the moderates tend to
just go away unless the coast is complete-
ly clear.
Rule 6: The most oft-used phrase of
Mideast moderates is: "We were just about to
stand up to the bad guys when you stupid
Americans did that stupid thing. Had you
stupid Americans not done that stupid thing,
we would have stood up, but now it's too
late. It's all your fault for being so stupid."
Rule 7: In Middle East politics there is
rarely a happy medium. When one side is
weak, it will tell you, "How can I compro-
mise?" And the minute it becomes strong, it
will tell you, "Why should I compromise?"
Rule 8: What people tell you in private in
the Middle East is irrelevant. All that matters
is what they will defend in public in Arabic, in
Hebrew or in any other local language. Any-
thing said in English doesn't count.
It is on the basis of these rules that I total-
ly disagree with those who argue that the
January 30 Iraqi elections should be post-
poned. Their main argument is that an Iraqi
election that ensconces the Shiite majority
in power, without any participation of the
Sunni minority, will sow the seeds of civil
war.
That is probably true but we are already
in a civil war in Iraq. That civil war was start-
ed by the Sunni Baathists, and their Islamist
fascist allies from around the region, the
minute the United States toppled Saddam.
And they started that war not because they


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felt the Iraqi elections were going to be
rigged, but because they knew they weren't
going to be rigged.
They started the war not to get their fair
share of Iraqi power, but in hopes of retain-
ing their unfair share. Under Saddam, Iraq's
Sunni minority, with only 20 per cent of the
population, ruled everyone. These fascist
insurgents have never given politics a chance
to work in Iraq because they don't want it to
work. That's why they have never issued a list,
of demands. They don't want people to see
what they are really after, which is continued
minority rule, Saddamism without Saddam. If
that was my politics, I'd be wearing a ski
mask over my head, too.
The notion that delaying the elections for a
few months would somehow give time for
the "Sunni moderates" to persuade the
extremists to come around is dead wrong -
literally. Any delay would simply embolden
the guys with the guns to kill more Iraqi
police officers and to intimidate more Sunnis.
It could only convince them that with just a
little more violence, they could scuttle the
whole project of rebuilding Iraq.
There is only one thing that will enable
the Sunni moderates in Iraq to win the
debate, and that is when the fascist insur-
gents are forced to confront the fact that
their tactics have not only failed to prevent
the elections, but have also dug the Sunnis of
Iraq into an even deeper hole.
By boycotting the elections, not only will
they lose their unfair share of. the old.Iraq,
they will also have failed to claim, even their
fair share of the new Iraq. The moderate
argument among the Sunnis can prevail only
when the tactics of their extremists have
proved utterly bankrupt.
For all these reasons, the least-bad option
right now for the United States is to forge
ahead with the elections unless the Iraqi
Shiites ask for a postponement and focus
all of America's energies not on appeasing
the fascist insurgents, but on moderating the
Shiites and Kurds, who are sure to dominate
the voting.
Despite my seventh rule, we have a much
greater chance of producing a decent out-
come in Iraq by appealing to the self-interest
of the Kurds and the Shiites to be magnani-
mous in victory, then we do of getting the
fascist insurgents to be magnanimous in
defeat.

(By THOMAS L FRIEDMAN
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EDITOR, The Tribune.
OVER the years, lawyers in
most communities have earned
the undesirable reputation of
being some of the most ruthless
and evil persons in society. And
all too often the reputation is
most deserving of some of them.
Because of the reputation of
some of them of being heartless
and ripping off unsuspecting
members of the public, lawyers
have been the recipient of some
of the cruelest jokes. For exam-
ple, what do you call a dozen
lawyers buried up to the neck in
sand? Answer: "Not enough
sand."
This perception that all lawyers
are crooked is unfortunate. As in
any profession, it is probably just
a handful of misguided lawyers
who spoil the image of the whole
group.
In the Bahamas, the reputation
of lawyers takes a more exten-
sive negative version. A few
Bahamian lawyers make pirates
such as Blackbeard and gangsters
such as Jesse James look like altar
boys. Instead of a sword or gun,
the weapon of choice is the brief
case. Indeed no other profession
in the Bahamas is looked upon
with such a negative and distrust-
ing attitude.
Almost everyone would readi-
ly relate a personal situation
involving some dealing with a
lawyer they felt had ripped them
off. Or, at the end of the day, no
justice was done on their behalf
even though the client had
entered into the legal relation-
ship in good faith. How many
times have we heard the story
that someone had paid a lawyer
for a service or had given them
important papers that they had
to fight to get back. To make mat-
ters worse, sometimes after not
receiving the service they were
, expecting, they then have to
spend more money and effort to
recover their:entitlement. But all
too often, out of frustration and
the fear of throwing good money
after bad, people often give up
and cut their loses as to fight an
attorney may mean hiring anoth-
er attorney. "Once bitten, twice
shy."
The concern here is not the
question of legal fees as whenev-
er the question of fees arise any
lawyer will pull out the Bar man-
ual and explain to you that their
fees are consistent with the Bar.
There is no breach of contract if
the service is performed for the
agreed price. The problem comes
when monies are paid, but no, or
limited, service is rendered.
Furthermore, far too many
lawyers have an ego problem with
some egos being bigger than the
island of Andros. They will not
entertain any reasonable com-
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are the smartest persons in the
world.
Nor will they return your
phone calls or answer your let-
ters. Feeble excuses ranging from
being in a meeting or tied up in
court are the most common. This
rude and ill-mannered behaviour
is characteristic of far too many
lawyers. It only leads to a break-
down of communications and a
further mistrust of the legal pro-
fession.
What is so amazing is that in a
number of cases where lawyers
were accused or convicted of
stealing by reason of employ-
ment, even when millions of dol-
lars were involved, none ever do
any jail time. Thus proving the
theory that most criminals in the
Bahamas are on the wrong side of
Fox Hill prison gate. To make
matters worse, the Bahamian land
laws are most ancient and inade-
quate with many personal inter-
ests not registered or recorded.
Regrettably in the legal profes-
sion there are few advocates to
change bad or defective laws even
though changing or updating such
laws may serve to protect or ben-
'efit the public. Many lawyers will
exploit these legal shortcomings
by refusing to change the law
because it is their bread and but-
ter. Crooked, clever, unethical,
and unscrupulous lawyers all too
often take advantage of the legal
loopholes, exploiting the attor-
ney-client privilege of confiden-
tiality. Anything can happen and
quite often does behind the
closed doors of the "honourable"
chambers. When no law and legal
proceedings exist to support a
particular document, too many
Bahamian lawyers will fill in the
blanks' even if it means commit-
ting a fraudulent act.
Without any shame or guilt,
some of these legal mercenaries
pass themselves off as decent peo-
ple in Bahamian society. Some of
them are on a church or school
board or a member of a service
club. Some even involve them-
selves in the sporting world. But
don't be fooled by these social
gestures, in my opinion that's only
a cover. With a professional
"buddy-buddy" system in place,
the Bahamian legal profession
operate like a syndicate. Individ-
ual lawyers. are afraid to speak
out against other lawyers when
they are wrong because of the


possibility of an economic back-
lash or more evil still, plain old
victimisation.
It is not very often that I con-
gratulate the PLP government for
a job well done, but this is one
time I give Attorney General
Alfred Sears much credit for hav-
ing the foresight and wisdom for
making a sincere attempt to rein
in these wayward lawyers who
are giving the legal profession
such a bad image.
A subcommittee of the
Bahamas Bar Council/Associa-
tion has been appointed to enter-
tain complaints concerning uneth-
ical or legal complaints against
lawyers who may feel that they
are or can operate above the law.
Under the presidency of lawyer
Wayne Munroe, a zero tolerance
and no-nonsense approach to this
kind of foolishness has been
established. A panel of five per-
sons, which includes three lawyers
and two non-legal persons from
the community, has recently been
appointed. Even though it is up to
the lawyers to regulate their pro-
fession, the interest of the public
who are often the victims must
be taken into account as well.
This disciplinary tribunal takes a
look at the evidence to determine
the degree of culpable behaviour
and make recommendations for
further disciplinary or legal action
which could result in disbarment
and/or criminal prosecution. With
the number of lawyers in the
Bahamas now increasing expo-
nentially, it is absolutely critical
that proper rules and regulations
be the policy rather than the
exception. In 100 years the
Bahamas has gone from five
lawyers to now approaching 1,000
lawyers.
In a country with only 300,000
population, there will be one
lawyer for every 300 people. This
is probably one of the highest
lawyer/people ratio in the world.
The. few bad apples must be.sus-s C'
pended ifnot eliminated to main-
tain the integrity of the Bahamas
legal profession.
Because of the way he was
treated by lawyers, at least one
foreign investor from Germany
is now waging an all out econom-
ic war against the Bahamas and is
attempting to discourage others
from investing in a land without
law and order and where lawyers
are not accountable.

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December 1, 2004.


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'Aggressive investigating' plays part in


decline of police corruption complaints


* By PACO NUNEZ
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE decline in corruption
complaints against police offi-
cers over the last few years is
due to the "proactive approach"
adopted by investigators, Police
Superintendent John Ferguson
said yesterday.
Only seven complaints of cor-
ruption were made against offi-
cers in 2004.
This is down from 20 reports
of corruption in 2003 and 31 in
2002.
Mr Ferguson, who is the offi-
cer in charge of the police com-
plaints and corruption branch,
attributed the decrease to
"aggressive investigating," as
well as the creation of officer
training programmes on cor-
ruption and the vigorous appli-
cation of Police Commissioner
Paul Farquharson's policy on
corrupt behaviour.
"The decrease can be attrib-
uted to a proactive approach,
not only in informing officers
of consequences, but also
through the commissioner's pol-
icy on the prevention, detection
and treatment of corruption,
dishonesty and unethical behav-
iour," he said.
Mr Ferguson said that pro-
grammes for the "re-education"
of officers on the consequences
of corruption had also con-
tributed significantly to the
decline in reported cases.
He said he hoped to be able
to announce a further decrease


in the number of corruption
charges at the end of 2005.
In all, 73 police officers
appeared before the police tri-
bunal in connection with vari-
ous allegations last year.
Mr Ferguson.said that this
probably represented a slight
increase over the previous year.
Two police officers were
imprisoned and three dismissed
from the force, and four
charged in Magistrate's Court
as a result of complaints
brought against them by mem-
bers of the public in 2004.
In total, police received 330
complaints against officers from
the public last year. These
ranged from unethical behav-
iour to unlawful arrest and
threats of harm, he said.
In his address at the annual
police press conference on
Tuesday, Mr Ferguson said that
165 of these matters were still
under active investigation, 98
have been completed and 67 are
subjudice.
The police policy for the pre-
vention, detection and treat-
ment'of corruption, dishonesty
and unethical behaviour was
launched in 2000 by Commis-
sioner Farquharson.


W By TIFFANY GRANT

A 26-YEAR-OLD resident of Bozine Town
was not required to enter a plea in Magistrate's
Court yesterday to the charges of assault with
intent to rape, causing harm, burglary, stealing
and receiving.
According to court records, it was alleged
that Kendall Capron..a resident of Bozine
Town, committed the ,offences on January 9,
2005.
Magistrate Marilyn Meers advised the defen-
dant that he had the right to apply to Supreme
Court for bail. Capron was remanded to Her
Majesty's Prison and will return to court on
March 21 for a preliminary inquiry.

Employee
In other court news, an employee of Ringo
and Son General Maintenance Company plead-
ed not guilty to stealing. It was allege that Jamal
Armbrister, 22, of Williams Lane, stole $1,700


It remains the guideline for
the complaints and corruption
branch.
According to the Royal
Bahamas Police Force website,
corruption can be defined as
"the abuse, for personal gain or
gain for others, of the role or
of the position held within the
Royal Bahamas Police Force or
of any special relationship not
professionally associated with
that role or position."

Duty
Dishonesty is described as
"behaviour lacking in personal
honesty, which includes such
matters as theft, lying and cheat-
ing; together with other such
examples as deliberately over
or under-making annual assess-
ments and intentionally neglect-
ing duty responsibilities."
Unethical behaviour is
defined as "behaviour, which
does not conform with our code
of conduct, our statement of
common purpose and values,
our policy for equality of oppor-
tunity or any other similar
policy or code, which may
be published from time to
time".


from of Ringo and Son. Bail at $2,000 with one
surety.
The case was adjourned to March 17.
A resident of Meadow Street pleaded guilty
to unlawfully carrying of arms. Willie Masena
was accused of carrying a knife on January 11 at
Thompson Boulevard. He faced a fine of $100
or a month imprisonment.
- Two men-were charged with possession' of
dangerous drugs. Kendrick Curry, of Marlbor-
ough Street, pleaded guilty to possession of
cocaine.
Court records stated that on January 12, he
was found in possession of the drugs while in the
area of Blue Hill Road and Martin Street. Cur-
ry was remanded to Sandilands Rehabilitation
Centre for two weeks.
He will reappear in court on January 27.
Deno Minnis, 44, of East and Milton Street,
pleaded not guilty to possession of cocaine. He
was granted bail in the sun of $1,500 with one
surety. The case was adjourned to September
19, 2005.


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* By CARA BRENNEN to deny every single person entry
Tribune Staff Reporter into the country until they hac
checked with US officials.
THE department of Immigra- If we know that there may
tion faces a problem detecting be a problem with a particular
people entering the country who person in advance than it easy tc
have been deported from the police and we can get the infor-
United States but arrive in the mation from US officials,
Bahamas to continue their crim- He noted that are a large num-
inal behaviour, Immigration offi- ber of Jamaican nationals whc
cials said yesterday. have been deported and want tc
At the annual press conference get back to the United States
given by police on Monday, use the Bahamas as a stepping
Superintendent Raymond Gib- stone.
son said that Haitian drug syndi- The fact the Bahamas is a panr
cates have significantly increased of CARICOM and the countries
their activities in the Bahamas share agreements concerning
posing a new challenge and threat travel around the region alsc
to the country's interdiction strat- affects the issue.
egy. Mr Burrows said that migra-
He noted that the majority of tion issues will continue to be a
these people were in the country global challenge as a recent Unit-
after being deported from the ed Nations population ,report
United States for criminal placed the worldwide migration
offences and had some ties to population at 175 million.
Bahamians or residents in the
country. Attract
Yesterday, Director of Immi-
gration Vernon Burrows "How do you stop that," and
explained that after the US ter- he said that considering the coun-
rorist attacks on September 11, try's proximity to the US, the
2001, the United States govern- Bahamas will continue to attract
ment took a stronger stance persons trying to enter America.
against residents who may have He added that while having a
committed criminal activities and relative who has been found tc
deported a number of persons be involved in drugs would not
who had been arrested and con- automatically cause a revocation
evicted of crimes. He said a signif- of residency status, it would cer-
icant amount of them were sent tainly cause officials to monitor
back to the Caribbean. that person more closely.
He said that the problem "Individuals are entitled to due
occurs because these same people process, but we may look at your
who have been deported from permit more closely and when it
the US arrive in the Bahamas comes up for renewal then we
/with the proper documentation may not renew it."
including passports, sufficient He said that as the year pro-
funds and paperwork. As a result, gresses, the department will con-
they are granted entry into the tinue its efforts for illegal immi-
country. grants and persons who may try
He said unless they are arrest- to smuggle drugs along with
ed or suspected of wrongdoing, them.
then the Bahamian government In addition, a spokesman for
would have no way of knowing the United States embassy told
that that individual had been The Tribune that they will con-
deported from the United States tinue to work with the Bahamas
to a Caribbean country. ... in the fight againsi drugs and ille-
He added that it would be vir- gal immigration.
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Acklins, Crooked Island and
Long Cay. He was accompa-
nied by Mr Kirk Lopez, co-
ordinator for the Central and
Southeast Bahamas, Mr Jeffrey
Cooper, chief building inspec-
tor in the Ministry of Housing;
and Mr Wayde Russell, assis-
tant architect, Ministry of
Housing.
Receipt
"We are left with half-a mil-
lion dollars out of a total receipt
of $4.5 million," Mr Smith
added. "Donations are contin-
uing to come in, and we are
encouraging donations."
Mr Smith indicated that the
government is grateful for the
private donations, but recog-
nised that the government had
to take the lead in rebuilding
efforts.
"As far as public funding is
concerned %\e kne\% \\hen this
project started that it would not
be completed %%ith privately-


"Private donations are at the
point of exhaustion. We are
left with half-a million dollars
out of a total receipt of $4.5
million. Donations are
continuing to come in, and we
are encouraging donations."

Luther Smith, national
co-ordinator of NEMA


donated funds alone. The gov-
ernment is in the process of
reviewing a recommendation
for additional funding to have it
(reconstruction work) com-
pleted by June, 2005," Mr
Smith said.
The NEMA and Housing
team visited several homes at
Acklins, Crooked Island and
Long Cay on Friday January
7, and Saturday January 8. The
bulk of the work consisted of
repairs to roofs and, in some
cases, rebuilding of homes
damaged beyond repair by the
storms.
Acklins, Crooked Island and
Long Cay were not as hard hit
as Grand Bahama or San Sal-
vador, but getting building sup-
plies to those remote islands
was the biggest challenge.
There is one port of entry at
Acklins (Spring Point), and one
at Crooked Islhind (Landrail
Point).
"Given the scale of damage
nationally, these areas were not
badly hit so there was not the
same urgency to do here then
what was done in Grand
Bahama and Abaco and, of
course, Sand Salvador," Mr
Smith said.
He was "generally" pleased
with th reconstructionn effort;
and added that "we will con-


tinue to work and make a
meaningful impact on the
ground."
At some homes, the residents
were either out or on some oth-
er island.
Recent repair work was evi-
dent. In some cases, there were
homes awaiting completion of
repairs, but in most cases all


the work had been done. In
Mayaguana, nearly all of the
repair work has been complet-
ed.
At Crooked Island, Mr
Smith made the point that
there was no political consid-
eration in deciding who got
hurricane assistance.
Exercise
"In this exercise, we have in
no way been biased or discrim-
inatory in our approach to the
reconstruction effort, only to
the extent that we have target-
ed the most vulnerable per-
sons...the elderly, single moth-
ers, the disabled," he said.
"There has not been one tinge
or bias or discrimination in
terms of politics."
Mr Smith also emphasised
that "a rather stringent financial
protocol" has been put in place
to ensure accountability for the
expenditure of monies.


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Lyford Cay Foundation announces




Harry Moore Memorial Scholarship


BEFORE his death in 2003,
Lyford Cay Foundation Chairman
and fundraising dynamo Harry C
Moore dedicated more than two
decades of his life to assisting
deserving young Bahamians obtain
an education and skills they need-
ed to succeed in life and create a
better world around them.
Daily and diligently he forged
ahead, determined to make the
Lyford Cay Foundation this
region's largest educational and
non-governmental charitable
organisation. He did that and so
much more. He pounded on the
doors of prospective donors and
touched hearts; he believed in
young people and his enthusiasm
was contagious. He swept up others
in his dream of a higher education,
for making it "possible but not
easy" for those who would try. In


'A fitting tribute' to honour


'fundraising dynamo'


his wake, he left thousands of grate-
ful admirers.
Now as a fitting tribute to hon-
our him, the Lyford Cay Founda-
tion has announced the establish-
ment of the Harry Moore Memor-
ial Scholarship in the Arts, a
$10,000 per year award for students
in the fine, visual and performing
arts. The Scholarship fund is
launched with an initial amount of
$228,000 in donations and pledges
received in Mr Moore's memory.
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recipient can be studying at the
undergraduate or graduate levels
and the scholarship encompasses
any of the following disciplines -
painting, drawing, sculpture, music,
dance, theatre & performing arts.
Recognising the importance of Art
Education in the curriculum of our
primary and secondary schools, a
provision has also been incorpo-
rated for students who wish to spe-
cialise in the teaching of art, music
and performing arts."


A small Advisory Committee of
local experts in the Arts will be
asked to work with the Founda-
tion to develop and prioritise the
initial selection criteria for the pro-
gramme and there will also be a
Screening Committee put in place
to review and process applications
each year. The Foundation plans to
award its first $10,000 scholarship
for the 2005/2006 academic year.

Prestigious
The Canadian Lyford Cay Foun-
dation also received donations in
Harry Moore's memory and has
awarded a special scholarship in
his name to Tavares Strachan, a
glass sculptor and 2003 graduate
of the prestigious Rhode Island
School of Design who is currently
studying toward his Master of Fine
Arts in Sculpture at Yale Univer-
sity.
Strachan's humble origin to Ivy
League superstar with a degree in
the arts is the kind of story that
would have "filled Harry with pride


and emotion," according to Mr
Moore's widow, Monique Moore,
who is spearheading the fund-rais-
ing drive for the newest Foundation
programme. "Harry so loved the
arts," she said, "that there is no
more fitting tribute to him and to
the years he devoted to making
education possible than to create
an opportunity for promising stu-
dents to enhance their artistic skills.
The young men and women who
will benefit from the Harry Moore
Memorial Scholarship in the Arts
will some day enrich our lives with


music, painting, sculpture, dance,
theatre they will share with us --
and leave for generations to
come the essence of joy and
beauty."
The goal of the fund-raising
committee, including business and
civic leader Nancy Kelly, former
Senator Lynn Holowesko, Patricia
Thomson, Foundation Chairman
Manuel Cutillas, and Mrs Moore, is
ambitious to raise enough money
to endow up to four scholarships
through four-year degree pro-
grammes $800,000.


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Minister of Education's
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months of January & Febru-
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Friends by Beulah Richmond


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of Hope by Bahamian Stu-
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Adult Lucy by Jamaica
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Caribbean.
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by the end of January
2005.
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BARRY Bonds of the San
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ricane Frances and Hurricane
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check from Bonds were Marina
Glinton, Director General of
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Fund.
Duty
Bonds who has a vacation
home at Ocean Club Estates in
the Bahamas and is a regular
visitor to the country said:
"With the devastation caused
by the hurricanes, I thought it
was my duty to do something
for this country that has wel-
comed me and my family with
open arms. I feel very honoured
to do it."
While speaking on behalf of
the government and Bahamian
,people, Minister Smith said:
"Barry Bonds is a frequent vis-
itor to the Bahamas and also
home owner, this generous
donation to the Red Cross is
symbolic in many ways of the
importance of tourism and sec-
ond home ownership."
Mrs Glinton said: "We would
not have been able to provide
all the relief had it not been for
the generosity of Bahamians
and our sister countries that


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San Francisco Giants

provided funds.
"This donation will help
to purchase more food
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now."


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FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2005, PAGE 9


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Workers go on the march


FROM page one
centie, Mr Britton, with the sup-
port of Bahamas Union of
Teachers area vice-president
Frances Friend, and National
Congress of Trade Unions
(NCTU) area vice-president
Sean Bowe, led workers on a
march to the resort.
Ms Percentie also joined in the
march.
"I do trust that there is a reso-
lution to this nonsense very soon.
I feel the hurt of you women and
men when you cannot feed your
children and pay your bills.
"You need your jobs and I am
with you 100 per cent," she said,
noting that their concerns have
been forwarded to the Prime
Minister.
Many of the workers were
very upset that none of their
union representatives at the
Bahamas Hotel Catering and
Allied Workers Union were


present.
The march went south along
the Mall around Ranfurly Cir-
cus to the resort.
Grand Bahama MPs Kenneth
Russell, Lindy Russell and Pleas-
ant Bridgewater were also pre-
sent at the resort in support of
the workers.
Mr Britton said the sponta-
neous demonstration by work-
ers shows the solidarity of both
resort and casino workers com-
ing together for one cause.
"We want to.find out the true
status of what is going on here at
the property," he said. "We are
tired of being overlooked and
not getting answers to our plight
here in Grand Bahama.
"We want answers and by
marching to the government
complex today it means that we
want answers from our elected
officials. And we have a right to
have them come and address us
in person.


"We have been through the
fire, the two hurricanes and then
being without a job. Everyone is
hurting," Mr Britton said.
Now that reconstruction work
has stopped, he said that workers
want to know what is happen-
ing.
When management made a
statement regarding the closure
of the resort in September last
year, he said they promised that
the resort would re-open in Feb-
ruary, but then later moved it to
April.
"All we are hearing are
rumours and nothing is being
done on the property.
And so there is no guarantee
that the place will re-open in
April. So we want answers and
we feel that our government
should have those answers forth-
coming to us," he said.
Mr Britton said another
demonstration is planned for Fri-
day morning.


Anger over 'Nazi' gaffe


FROM page three
agreed that he should be denied Sandhurst train-
ing, but said Prince Harry must be "an enormous
idiot with minimum commonsense."
Former Royal press spokesman Dickie Arbiter
said he felt sorry for the Prince of Wales. "Once
again, he has been let down by his wayward son.
Every time there is some good, there is lots of
bad, and it can't go on."
The incident is particularly embarrassing for
the Queen and Prince Philip, who later this month
attend a Holocaust Memorial Day commemora-
tion at Westminster Hall in London.
The Queen is also inviting survivors of the death
camps to a St James Palace reception to mark the
60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
Prince Harry's error of judgment is seen by crit-
ics as not only an extra burden for his long-suf-


fearing father and grandmother, but also an indi-
cation of the Royal Family's detachment from
reality.
"They live on a different planet at our expense,"
said one disgruntled British taxpayer, "It's hard to
believe that anyone could be so out-of-touch with
the real world that they could do something so
crass and stupid."
For amateur historians, the incident was also a
reminder of the Royal Family's German origins.
Until Britain went to war with Germany in 1914,
the family name was Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, inher-
ited from Prince Albert. King George V changed
it to Windsor to fall in line with anti-German sen-
timent.
However, Queen Victoria herself remained a
member of the House of Hanover after her mar-
riage to Albert in 1840, keeping faith with her
own German heritage.


Newspaper under fire


Concerns after dump fire


FROM page one
tion occurs where the smoke pockets gain access
to oxygen and the debris around it assists in
fuelling the fire and that is the situation here,"
Mr Pinder explained.
Chief Fire Officer Walter Evans said that fire
fighters were attempting to cut ahead of the
blaze to prevent it from spreading.
"We are cognizant that the smoke and all of
the elements would definitely be a nuisance to
the community. Every effort is being made to
bring this thing under full control," he said.
Mr Evans said the fire spread from the dump
fuelled by the and the dry bush and dry
leaves on the floor of the pine forest.
No fire hydrants exist at the dump site but a
well has been dug to supply the fire services
with water at the facility.


Keith Albury, site manager for the construc-
tion underway at Jubilee Gardens Three, said he
.was disappointed at the fire department's
response time because a call was made from
6.30am yesterday.
"Now at 10am we're just getting it sorted out
and it's already spread around. This is the first
time this has ever happened but in the end you
want to ensure home-owners that something
like this will never happen again. We're going to
have home-owners out here in the next two or
three months," he said.
However, Mr Evans said that because the
fire occurred in the heart of the dump, officers
were uncertain as to what was burning.
"We could not take the chance of risking the
lives of persons because there may have been
propane tanks and there could have been an
explosion," he said.


FROM page one
Mr Turner explained that in
the absence of other informa-
tion, a potential complainant
who reads the Confidential
Source report may become con-
vinced they run the risk of hav-,

A SECURITY guard
was reportedly shot outside
a pharmacy in Wulff Road
West last night.
The incident happened
near Poinciana Drive, near
the BaTelCo offices.
Police were unable to give
more details at press time,
but a passer-by told The
Tribune: "I believe the
guard was shot in the head."
There were no further
details on his condition.


ing their own police report pub-
lished if they come forward.
He said the report should
have explicitly stated the source
of the document to prevent the
public from speculating that a
police officer or legal official
might have leaked the state-


Mr Turner added that he
found it "surprising" that the
complainant had given permis-
sion for the document to be
printed.
The Tribune was unable to
contact the complainant for
comment yesterday.


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Four shipments comprising food, water,
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clothing and mattresses for 1000 families.
Three shipments comprising food, water,
hygiene kits, tarpaulin, blankets,
clothing and mattresses for 800 families.
Two shipments of food, water and
hygiene kits to 200 families.
Two shipments of food, water and
hygiene kits to 50 families.
One shipment of food supplies and
individual food parcels for 150 families.
Two shipments of food supplies as well
as individually addressed food parcels
for 100 families.
One shipment of individually addressed
food parcels for 95 families.


Inagua


Exuma -


Long Cay -
Fortune Island

Mayaguana -

Ragged Island -

Rum Cay -

San Salvador -


One shipment of food supplies in
addition to individually addressed
parcels to 40 families.
One shipment of supplies for 40 families

Two Shipments of food supplies as well
as individual food parcels for 12
families.
One shipment of food supplies for 25
families
One shipment of food supplies for 30
families
One shipment of food supplies for 20
families
Two shipments of food supplies,
hygiene kits and water for 200 families.


Food parcels consisted of rice, grits, flour, sugar,, cooking oil, salt, spaghetti & meat balls, tuna fish, corned beef, sardines,
soup, cream, water, baby supplies and hygiene Kits. Tarpaulins, blankets and mattresses were sent where appropriate as well
as donations of toys and children's clothing.
Distribution of these supplies in the family islands is facilitated by Red Cross members and volunteers.
The Bahamas Red Cross wishes to thank all those individuals and corporate citizens for their overwhelming support of cash
and in-kind donations. Their names are too numerous to mention here. However, letters of acknowledgement have been sent
where possible.
The Society has received tremendous support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies by
way of funds, supplies and International Delegates, the European Commission for Humanitarian Aid office (ECHO) for supplies
and funds, the Canadian Red Cross, The Japanese Red Cross, The Spanish Red Cross, The American Red Cross. :Ld The United
States Government/ OFDA.
The Society wishes to inform the affected Islands that relief supplies will continue until the end of January.
The Society wishes to thank its many volunteers who provided many hours of service throughout the affected Islands.
"Thank you" to all of you.


Grand Bahama -


Abaco -


Acklins -

Andros -


Cat Island -

Crooked Island -


Eleuthera -






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lowers rating;
gives 2005,
2006 and 2007
EPS forecasts of
$2.64, $2.82
and $3.85


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
Wall Street
investment
A. bank has low-
ered its rating
,_ .,l on Kerzner
International from 'Outper-
form' to 'Peer Perform' on the
grounds that much of the com-
pany's expansion potential,
including the expected returns
from its Phase III expansion on
Paradise Island, have been
"priced in" to the company's
current $56.90 share price.
Bear Stearns analyst Joseph
Greff said that while he
remained positive on the com-
pany and its growth prospects,
Kerzner International's stock
was trading at 14.6x and 14.2x
the investment bank's respec-:
tiv-e 2005 and 2006 operating
income estimates.
He said these multiples were
See RATE, Page 2B


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in'


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A CANADIAN securities regulator has dis-
missed an application for a cease trade order-to
be imposed on LOM Securities (Bahamas) and
other entities within the Lines Overseas Man-
agement (LOM) Holdings group, but the com-
pany is not free from regulatory focus yet. '-
This is because the British Columbia Securi-
ties Commission panel called for-a new hearing
involving LOM Securities (Bahamas), the com-
pany's Cayman and Bermuda subsidiaries, and
members of the company's senior management
team on the grounds that "they may be trading
on behalf of undisclosed clients, contrary to
'Know Your Customer' rules".
The Canadian regulatory probe is the latest
headache for LOM, which earlier this month
was ordered by a US court to comply with four
subpoenas issued against it and Scott Lines by
the Securities and Exchange Commission
(SEC), which is investigating "possible fraud,
market manipulation and reporting violations"
involving LOM accounts in the Bahamas and
Cayman Islands.


By NEIL HARTNELL Steve Watson, RoyalStar's
Tribune Business Editor managing director, declined to
comment when contacted by
RoyalStar Assurance, the The Tribune yesterday.
Bahamian general insurance However, it is understood
carrier, is looking to strengthen that the company is consider-
its capital base in the wake of ing following the lead of rival
the hurricanes that tore through general insurance carrier
the Caribbean, sources have Bahamas First, which has called
told The Tribune, with an $8 an extraordinary general meet-
million preference share issue ing for January 20 to gain share-
one of the options under con- holder approval for its own $5
sideration. million preference.share issue


Although dismissing the initial application,
the British Columbia Securities Commission's
panel said its attention was drawn to account
opening forms for LOM accounts at Canadian
broker-dealers, as all LOM trades in the Cana-
dian market have to be placed through invest-
ment firms there.
The panel cited six account opening forms,
including several where the box asking whether
any person other than the owner had a financial
interest in the account had been ticked "yes'.
However, no further details about the beneficial
owners had allegedly been provided by LOM.
The regulatory panel described LOM as an
active player in the Canadian securities market,
executing more than 10,000 trades in the past
year involving 800 million shares, with a market
value of $1.2 billion.
The panel said: ,"The more significant issue
surrounding LOM, it seems to us, arises from
the account opening forms described above,
which appear to show that at least some of this
trading is being done by LOM on behalf of
undisclosed beneficial owners.
See HEARING, Page 3B


- something it says is already
fully subscribed.
Insurance sources said it was
not unexpected that RoyalStar
and other carriers would seek
to bolster their capital base and
balance sheet following the 2004
hurricane season. There is no
suggestion that RoyalStar or
any insurer is in financial diffi-
culties or having trouble pay-
See INSURE, Page 2B


Engineers to

present policy

to Government

by January-end


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamas Society of
Engineers has pledged to pre-
sent' eight policies designed to
ensure better collaboration
between its members and
investors to the Government by
the end of January 2005, with
its president believing there are
enough projects set to come on
stream over the next three years
to create "100-plus" jobs for the
sector.
Gyprian Gibson told the Soci-
ety's luncheon: "The economy
is, preparing for a boom[butt]
there are a lot of opportunities
out there we are not taking
advantage of."
He added that while Bahami-
an engineers had spent much of
2004 putting in proposals, ten-
ders and bids, this had not trans-
lated into "a lot of jobs". Mr
Gibson said he hoped more jobs
would be created in 2005, and
over the next three years there
were enough investment pro-
jects set to come on stream to
-"'translate into 100-plus jobs for
Bahamian engineers".
He added: "There is no rea-
jon' why every Bahamas-based
engineer cannot be fully
engaged and occupied over the
next three years."
The eight policies that the
Bahamas Society of Engineers
is preparing to present to the
,Government touch on areas


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such as joint venture opportu-
nities; collaboration between
foreign and Bahamian engi-
neers; facilitating the transfer
of knowledge between Bahami-
an and foreign engineers;
Bahamian technical input into
projects; the promotion of
excellence in engineering and
technical education; strong gov-
ernment support for engineer-
ing; and transparency.
Mr Gibson committed the
Bahamas Society of Engineers
to providing the policies to the
Government by the end of Jan-
uary. The final proposals had
been approved by the Society's
Board and committee formed
to assess them, and would be
sent to the full membership this
week.
Allyson Maynard-Gibson,
minister of financial services
and investments, urged the
Bahamas Society of Engineers
to present the eight proposals
to the Government "as early as
possible", as they would pro-
vide the basis for-"formalising
the means" by which Bahamian
engineers would be involved in
investment projects and
analysing investment proposals
before the Heads of Agreement
were signed.
Mrs Maynard-Gibson, in her
address to the Society's lun-
cheon, acknowledged that
Bahamian professionals were
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LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE


RIMBAUD LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the 3rd
day of December, 2004. The Liquidators are Ingrid Davis
and Cordelia Fernander of P.O. Box N-7757, Nassau,
Bahamas.


Ingrid Davis
(Liquidator)



Cordelia Fernander
(Liquidator)


Rate (From page 1B)

high relative to the historic .
range Kerzner International
had remained in, hitting a pre-
vious high of 12.3x, and reflect-
ed the company's growth
prospects beyond 2006.
"While we realise that ..,
investors are looking ahead to
2007 and beyond to assess
Kerzner's fair value, we feel that
valuations are not low at these
levels. That said, on a 2007
basis, Kerzner International
trades at a 10.6x multiple more
in line with historical valuation
levels reaffirming our belief
that expected returns from the '
Phase III development have
been priced in," Mr Greff *|
wrote.
The 'Peer Perform' rating is
lower than the 'Outperform'
rating that Bear Stearns placed
on Kerzner on October 18,
2004.
Mr Greff described the Phase
III expansion, in which Kerzner
International was investing $650
million ($530 million net, given
the $120 million in investment
incentives) as "an attractive
opportunity for the company to
expand the earnings base while
reinvesting in a high-return
asset within a low-tax, competi-
tion-insulated environment.
"Given the property's excel- ;
lent track record and high his-
torical valuation, incremental
earnings from the Phase III
expansion justify a premium
multiple from investors." The
joint venture deal with Turn- P
berry Associates to develop a
400-room luxury condominium


BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION



TENDER FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A STORAGE
FACILITY AT THE SOUTH ANDROS POWER STATION,
ANDROS ISLAND, BAHAMAS

TENDER NO. 577/05


The Bahamas Electricity Corporation invites tenders from eligible bidders
for the construction of 31' x 15' wooden structure with concrete floor and
shed roof storage facility at the South Andros Power Station compound on
the Corporations premises on the island of Andros.

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 27 January, 2005 by 4:00 pm
and addressed as follows:

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

Attention: Mrs. Delmeta Seymour

Marked: Tender No. 577/05

"CONSTRUCTION OF SOUTH ANDROS STORAGE FACILITY"

The Corporation reserves the right to accept or reject
any or all respondees.


was described as an off-balance
sheet venture.
Mr Greff said he was pre-
dicting full-year earnings per
share (EPS) for Kerzner Inter-
national of $2.64, $2.82 and-
. $3.85 respectively for 2005, 2006
and 2007. These were below the
Wall Street consensus for 2005
and 2006 of $2.68 and $2.85
respectively.
In 2005, Mr Greff said the
estimate reflected an anticipat-
ed 13 per cent increase in
Kerzner International's operat-
ing income, driven by strong
revenue per available room
(RevPAR) gains on Paradise
Island due to the increased ser-
vice to the Bahamas from low-
cost carriers.
He added that this operating
income increase would be offset
to some extent by increased
depreciation and amortisation,
plus a rise in corporate expens-
es as Kerzner International


moves on its international
expansion plans.
For 2006, Mr Greff said the
$2.86 EPS estimate reflected
"modest" 3 per cent operating
income growth, which would be
offset by an 11 per cent rise in
corporate expenses and 8 per
cent increase in depreciation
and amortisation "as the com-
pany begins depreciating Mari-
na Village assets".
Bear Stearns' 2007 EPS esti-
mate of $3.85 reflected an antic-
ipated 44 per cent increase in
operating income, with Phase
III adding $88 million in addi-,
tional operating income.
Mr Greff wrote: "The EBIT-
DA increase is offset by a $23
million increase in depreciation
and amortisation as remaining
elements of the Phase III
expansion'become part of the
depreciable base and a $25 mil-
lion increase in interest expense
as the company stops capitalis-


ing interest on Phase III."
Apart from Phase III devel-
opments, among the positives
for Kerzner International- going
forward were the proven track
record of its management team
and use of strategic partnerships
to minimise its investment expo-
sure and risk.
Risks for the company,
though, included the relative
illiquidity in Kerzner Interna-
tional shares due to the fact that
47 per cent of the stock is held
by insiders, meaning there is a
lack of float and could limit the
"upside potential" for the com-
pany's New York share price.
Other potential problems
included the fact that 75 per
cent of the company's cash
flows came from Atlantis, while
the reduction in the number of
UK gaming licences meant it
was less likely that all of Kerzn-
er International's three planned
projects would go ahead.


Insure (From page 1B)


ing claims.
. Apart. from Hurricanes
Jeanne and Frances, which
resulted in about $350 million
total gross claims on the


Colina
PricingnformationAsFinancal Advisors Ltd.
Pricing Information As Of:
13 January 2005
e ;,,.* X LSTED &TRADED SECURITIES VISIT WWW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM FOR MORE DATA & INFORMATION
.b.'C BISX ALL SHARE INDEX* CLOSE 1,042.07 1 CHO 00.00 1%CHG 00.00 f YTD 173.77 IYTD % 20.01
82wk-HI. 52wk-Low Symbol Previous Close Today's Close Change Dally Vol. EPS $ Div S PIE Yield
1 49 1 10 Abaco MarKels 1 10 1 10 0.00 0 197 0 000 NM 0 00.
8.40 7.30 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 0.60 0.152 0.330 11.2 5.74%
0.85 0.75 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 0.007 0.040 12.8 4.21%
7.25 6.25 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 4,000 0.259 0.060 8.5 2.73%
7.17 6.15 Commonwealth Bank 7.15 7.15 0.00 0.632 0.390 11.3 5.45%
1.50 0.35 Doctor's Hospital 1.50 1.50 0.00 0.228 0.000 6.6 0.00%
4.00 3.13 Famguard 3.96 3.96 0.00 0.406 0.170 9.8 4.29%
9.75 8.02 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. Johnson 8.22 8.22 0:00 0.785 0.550 10.5 6.81%
6.27 4.36 Kerzner International BDRs 5.78 5.69 -0.09 0.245 0.000 23.6 0.00%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10:00 10.00 0.00 0.694 0-350 14.4 3.50%
Fidelity Over-The-Counter Securities
52wk-HI 52wk-Low Symbol Bid $ Ask S Last Price Weekly Vol. EPS S DIv S PIE Yield
13 00 13 00 Bahamas Supermarsels 13 00 1.1 00 16 00 1 326 0 72'j 10C. 5 5 1.4
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 10.00 10.35 10.00 0.000 0.800 NM 7.80%
060 0 40 RND Holoina 0 29 0 5-1 0 00 -0 103 0 000 NI.1 000'.:
"" '" Collna Over-The-Counter Securities
43.00 28 00 ABDAB 41 00 J43 00 .1 00 2220 0 000' 1 4 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 0O29 0.54 0.35 -0.103 0.000 NIM 0.00%
BISX Listed Mutual Funds
52wk-HI 52wk-Low Fund Name NAV YTDD% 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 2.0012 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.156379**
1.0631 100006 Collna Bond.Fund 1.063110"***
FI'NDEX.: CLOSE 420.140 I YTD 12.259% I 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 Fidelity
52wk-Low Lowest closing price In last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Collna and fldellt)
Previous lose 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 NIM Not Meaningful
P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earningE FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100
* AS AT SEP. 30, 2004/ ** AS AT OCT. 31, 2004
* AS AT SEP. 24. 2004/** AS AT DEC. 31. 2004/ *** AS AT DEC. 31. 2004
TO TRADE CALL: COLINA 242-602-7010 I FIDELITY 242.345-7764
1. *


Bahamian general insurance
industry alone, RoyalStar,
which also has operations in the
Cayman Islands and Turks &
Caicos, was exposed to Hurri-
cane Ivan in the former desti-
nation.
Any funds that RoyalStar
raises are likely to be used to
bolster the company's capital
base and also fund the extra
premium income it is likely to


earn as a result of post-hurri-
cane rate increases this year. ,.
RoyalStar Assurance is the
former Royal & Sun Alliance,
which was acquired for $7 mil-
lion in late 2002 by a consor-
tium including Franklyq
Wilson's Sunshine Insurance,
Star General Insurance Agents
and Trinidadian insurers
Nemwit.


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THE TRIBUNE


FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2005, PAGE 3B


Sir William on Waterfields Board


Sir William Allen, the for-
mer Minister of Finance, has
accepted an invitation to join
the Board of Directors at
Waterfields Company Ltd, the
Bahamian subsidiary of Nas-
daq-listed Consolidated
Water.
Waterfields operate a sea-
water reverse osmosis plant
that supplies 2.64 million gal-
lons of desalinated water per
day to the Water & Sewerage
Corporation on New Provi-
dence.


"We are pleased to extend
an invitation to. Sir William to
join our Board of Directors,"
said Jeffrey Parker, Consoli-
dated Water's chairman.
"His extensive and broad-
based management experi-
ence will strengthen the inde-
pendence and financial exper-
tise of our Board."
Sir William served as a gov-
ernment minister from 1992
to 2002. His career in the pub-
lic and private sectors includes
Bahamasair and the Central


Bank, where he served as gov-
ernor for 7 years until ,1987.
Sir William today serves as a
director of several Bahamian
based financial institutions,
including his post as chairman
at British American Bank.
Consolidated Water is one
of five bidders on the contract
to build and operate another
reverse osmosis plant in New
Providence at Blue Hills, a
project seen as critical to end-
ing the island's water short-
age.


Hearing

(From page 1B)

"If so, trading is being car-
ried on without the dealers
involved requiring or possess-
ing the appropriate 'Know Your
Customer' information."
It added: "This issue was not
before us, but we cannot turn
a blind eye to the evidence. We
believe LOM should show
cause why it would not be in
the public interest for the Com-
mission, under section 161, to
order that LOM cease trading
securities in British Columbia
until it provides all dealers in
British Columbia having
accounts for LOM the appro-
priate KYC information about
those having a financial inter-
est in those accounts."
Both LOM and the Commis-
sion were ordered to file written
submissions for the new hearing
by January 31, 2005.
Meanwhile, the failed appli-
cation for a cease trade order
against the LOM subsidiaries
involved an investigation into
grades involving shares in San
Telmo Energy, a company list-
ed on the Toronto Stock
Exchange's Venture Exchange.
The trades were made
through LOM accounts, and the
Commission demanded that
LOM reveal the identities of
the beneficial owners and other
details related to the trade.
Invoking the same argument
used in the SEC case, LOM said
confidentiality laws in the
B3ahamas, Cayman and Bermu-
da meant it could not comply
without breaking those laws.
Instead, it said it had pursued
other ways to obtain informa-
tion the Canadian regulator was
seeking without contravening
Bahamian law.
LOM's co-operation with the
regulator was cited as one factor
behind the panel rejecting the
demand for a cease trade order.
em On July 27, 2004, LOM had
suggested to the British Colum-
bia regulator that it ought to
provide all the Bahamas-based
i-formation that was demanded
to the Securities Commission
of the Bahamas "in accordance
with" Bahamian law, then allow
both supervisory bodies to work
together on the information
exchange.
; Subsequently, the Securities
Commission of the Bahamas
sent information to British
Columbia on November 11.


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LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No. 45 of 2000)

DARVEL, S.A.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (8)
of the International Business Companies Act, No. 45 of 2000,
the Dissolution of DARVEL, S.A. has been completed, a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the Company has
therefore been struck off the Register.

The Date of completion of the dissolution was the 28th day of
December, 2004.





Mr. Geoffrey Hooper
Liquidator


LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No. 45 of 2000)

SELETAR S.A.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (8)
of the International Business Companies Act, No. 45 of 2000,
the Dissolution of SELETAR, S.A. has been completed, a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the Company has
therefore been struck off the Register.

The Date of completion of the dissolution was the 28th day of
December, 2004.





Mr. Geoffrey Hooper
Liquidator


LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No. 45 of 2000)

CLARENCE PROPERTIES LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (8)
of the International Business Companies Act, No. 45 of 2000,
the Dissolution of CLARENCE PROPERTIES LIMITED
has been completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued
and the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

The Date of completion of the dissolution was the 28th day of
December, 2004.





Mr. Geoffrey Hooper
Liquidator


January 5'",2005

Dear Shareholders,

We are pleased to present our audited financial statements for the 12 months ended August 31"
2004 and are delighted that we have recorded a net income of $117,345 for the year. This is an
improvement in net income of $ 1,284,995 compared to the 12 month period ended August 31"
2003.

Our 12-month sales in 2004 were $22 million compared to $16.6 million for the same period in
2003. This represents a 32% increase and is primarily due to sales increases at the Home Centre
in Freeport. This has resulted in an EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and
amortisation) of $542,926 or 2.5% (vs. last year's loss of $ 660,815 or -3.96%). Additionally our
gross profit margin has increased marginally to 26.05% from 25.65% in 2003.

Our general and administrative expenses as a percentage of our sales revenues were 25.06%
versus 31.92% for the same period last year and our payroll related costs were 13.49% of our
sales revenues versus 16.03% for the same period in 2003.

Accounts receivables have increased substantially over year-end 2003 primarily as a result of the
increases in sales and Robin Hood offering in-house financing for purchases of major appliances
and air conditioning installations. We are closely monitoring these receivables and we remain
focused on past due receivables to ensure our cash flow position remains unaffected.

After our fiscal year ended on August 31, 2004 the Bahamas experienced the onslaught of 2 .
hurricanes namely Hurricane Frances and Jeanne. These hurricanes caused significant damage to
Grand Bahama and specifically the facilities at the Home Centre with minimal damage to our
concrete operations as well as our RobinHood division in Nassau. The.total cost of the loss of
inventory, office equipment, furniture and fixtures, was in excess of $1.3 million. Nevertheless
the company was fully insured. The Home Centre in Freeport has recovered quickly from the
storms despite a large portion of our leased facilities remaining in disrepair. Meanwhile to
augment sales of building supplies with our other merchandise, primarily appliances, televisions,
electrical, plumbing, and paint, we have leased an additional 10,000 .square foot facility in a
prime location in Freeport. We should commence business from this location in early February
2005. The Home Centre anticipates resuming full operations at our current location or a new
location later this year. The concrete plant in Freeport was not in operation during the month of
September due to a lack of power at the facility, however it commenced operations during the
month of October. RobinHood in Nassau has been able to continue .operations without
interruption since the hurricanes.

We look forward to a prosperous and exciting year in 2005 and thank you for your continued
support. ,


Ray Simpson
Chief Executive Officer


Darvin Russell
Chief Financial Officer


Freeport Concrete Company Limited
Consolidated Statement of Operations
Year ended August 31, 2004
2004 2003

Sales, net of discounts B$ 22,083,350 16.686,812
Cost of sales (note 5) 16,330.084 12.404,851
Gross profit 5,753,266 4,281,761
Operating expenses/(income):
Payroll related costs, including employee
benefits and commissions (note 6) 2,979,462 2,675,483
Rent (notes 6 and 10) 484.592 502,317
Advertising 340,291 355.355
Depreciation and amortisation 324,156 385,055
Utilities, postage and delivery 311,077 314.380
Bank charges and exchange 207.6802 165,866
Vehicle, maintenance and repairs 154,970 110,423
Bad debt expense 139,896 109,395
Licence fees and permits 118,608 104.506
Computer and office'supplies 115,400 100,134
Legal and professional 102,382 142.274
Other operating costs (note 6) 102,192 172,935
Travel, trade shows and entertainment 55,668 59.207
Business Insurance 53.317 70,676
Donations 25,777 42,637
Security 15,906 37,003
Lossl(galn) on disposal of fixed assets 15,004 (3,020)
Other income (12,004) (16905)
5,534,496 5.327,831
Net lncome/(loss) from operations 218.770 (1.045,.70)
Net financing expense (note 12) (101,425) (121,780)
Net Income/(loss) B$ 117,345 (1,167.650)


Earnings/(loss) per share (note 13)
Basic earnings/(Ioss) per share
Diluted eaminns/iloss) oer share


B$ 0.025
B$ 0.025


(0.248)
(0.248)


See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

Freeport Concrete Company Limited
Consolidated Balance Sheet
August 31, 2004
Note 2004 2003

Assets
Current assets:
Cash B$ 58,895 103.303
Time deposits 3 79,740 50,869
Accounts receivable, net 4 1,718,031 668,853
Inventories 5 3,431,533 3,626,079
Inventory of spare parts and supplies 93.246 88,569
Deposits and prepaid expenses 94,980 84,578
5,476,425 4,622,251
Due from shareholder 6 170,871
Goodwill, net 7 65,816
Property, plant and equipment 8 3,197,387 3,015,893
B$ 8,673,812 7,874,831

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Current liabilities:
Bank overdraft 9 B$ 750,341 783.512
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 3,050,784 .2419,875
Warranty provision 35,267 90,645
Due to shareholder 6 440,272 537.218
Current portion of long term debt 6 39.810 -
4,316,474 3,831.250
Long-term debt 6 196,412 -
Shareholders' equity:
Share capital 11 47,083 47,083
Contributed surplus 5,774.868 5.774.868
Appraisal excess .8 1,433,867 1,433,867
Accumulated deficit (3,094,892) (3.212,237)
4,160,926 4,043.581
Commitments and contingencies 5 & 10
B$ 8,673,812 7,874,831


See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.


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THE TRIBUNE BUSINESS


MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT




AND




AVIATION PORT DEPARTMENT


Notice Of Sitting For New Providence Port Authority Board
To Consider Applications For Licences Under The Boat Registration
Act Chapter (277)


Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the New Providence Port Authority Board for
New Providence and the Family Islands will be held at the Port administration Building
Prince George Wharf on the 271 January 2005 at 3:00pm for the purpose of granting
Licences under The Boat Registration Act Chapter (277).

Any person entitled to and wishing to object to any application should do so at least six
(6) days before the date of the hearing by submitting his/her objections in writing to the
Board and to the applicant.

Persons attending the meeting on behalf of an applicant, must produce written
Authorization at the meeting.

Applicants for renewals are not required to attend, unless they have received written
Notification from the New Providence Port Authority.

The under-mentioned persons have applied for grant of licences as specified below



RENEWAL JET SKI NEW PROVIDENCE


REG NO APPLICANT


NP:132ATE Collie Dudley
Fire Trail Road
Nassau Bahamas

NP:131ATE Collie Dudley
Fire Trail Road
Nassau Bahamas

NP:665ATE Collie Dudley
Fire Trail Road
Nassau Bahamas

NP:664ATW Collie Dudley
Fire Trail Road
Nassau Bahamas

NP:648ATW Collie Dudley
Fire Trail Road
Nassau Bahamas

NP:141ATE Forbes Robert
P.O. Box SS-6687
Nassau Bahamas

NP:103ATE Jacden Jonber .
Watersports
P.O. box CR-55350
Nassau Bahamas


NP:102ATE Jacden Jonber
Watersports
P.O. Box CR-55350
Nassau Bahamas

NP:104ATE Johnson Cedric
P.O. Box N-3426
Nassau Bahamas

NP:155ATE Johnson Cedric
P.O. Box N-3426
Nassau Bahamas

NP:156ATE Johns6n Cedric
P.O. Box N-3426
Nassau Bahamas

NP:109ATE Johnson Cedric
P.O. Box N-3426
Nassau Bahamas

NP: 110ATE Johnson Cedric
P.O. Box N-3426
Nassau Bahamas

NP:635ATW Minnis Zeke
P.O. Box EE-17255
Nassau Bahamas

NP:637ATW Minnis Zeke
P.O. Box EE-17255
Nassau Bahamas

NP:636ATW Minnis Zeke
P.O. Box EE-17255
Nassau Bahamas

NP:638ATW Minnis Zeke
P.O. Box EE-17255
Nassau Bahamas

NP:639ATW Minnis Zeke
P.O. Box EE-17255
Nassau Bahamas

NP:640ATW Minnis Zeke
P.O. Box EE-17255
Nassau Bahamas

NP:138ATE Munroe Jervin
Pinewood Gardens
Nassau Bahamas


NP:137ATE Munroe Jervin 1
Pinewood Gardens 9
Nassau Bahamas

NP:606ATW Rolle Cephas
Joe Farrington Road
Nassau Bahamas

NP:662ATW Rolle Cephas
Joe Farrington Road
Nassau Bahamas

NP:607ATW Rolle Cephas
Joe Farrington Road
Nassau Bahamas

NP:127ATE Sweeting Shamane
South Beach
Nassau Bahamas

NP:116ATE Mark Edwin
Kemp Road
Nassau Bahamas

NP:506SAN Sands Rodino
John Street
Nassau Bahamas


BOAT NAME CLASS PASS USE


No Name
9ft Jet Ski.


No Name
9ft Jet Ski


No Name
9ft Jet Ski


No Name
9ft Jet Ski


No Name
9ft Jet Ski


No Name
9ft Jet Ski


No Name
9ft Jet Ski




No Name
9ft Jet Ski



No Name
9ft Jet Ski


No Name
9ft Jet Ski


No Name
9ft Jet Ski


No Name
9ft Jet Ski


No Name
9ft Jet Ski


No Name
10ft Jet Ski


No Name
10Oft Jet Ski


No Name
10ft Jet Ski


No Name
10ft Jet Ski


No Name
10ft Jet Ski


No Name
10ft Jet Ski


No Name
9ft Jet Ski



No Name
9ft Jet Ski


No Name
9ft Jet Ski


No Name
9ft Jet Ski


No Name
9ft Jet Ski


No Name
9ft Jet Ski


No Name
9ft Jet Ski


No Name
9ft Jet Ski


D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental


Rental


Rental


NP:508SAN Sands Rodino
John Street
Nassau Bahamas

NP:509SAN Sands Rodino
John Street
Nassau Bahamas



NP:507SAN Sands Rodino
John Street
Nassau Bahamas

NP:513SAN Rodino Sands
John Street
Nassau Bahamas

NP:512SAN Sands Rodino
John Street
Nassau Bahamas


No Name
9ft Jet Ski


No Name
9ft Jet Ski




No Name
9ft Jet Ski


No Name
9ft Jet Ski


No Name
9ftjet Ski


D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental





D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental


RENEWAL BOAT LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE


REG NO APPLICANT


NP:4949.


Burrows Bernard
P.O. Box CB-12662
Nassau Bahamas


NP:1953 Cox Godfrey
Colony Village
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6319 DelaneyJoseph
Nassau Bahamas

NP:4636 Dive Dive Dive
29 Leo Ltd
P.O. Box N-8050
Nassau Bahamas

NP:2112 Duncombe Erma
South Beach Estates
Nassau Bahamas

NP:1814 Henfield Calvin
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6373 Johnson Cedric
P.O. Box N-3426
Nassau Bahamas

NP:347 Johnson Cedric
P.O.Box N-3426
Nassau Bahamas

NP:4839 Johnson Cedric
P.O.Box N-3426
Nassau Bahamas

NP:494 Johnson Cedric
P.O. Box N-3426
Nassau Bahamas

NP:211 'Johnson Michael
2Nd Street
Nassau Bahamas

NP:3023 Kerr Marvin
Ideal Estate
Nassau Bahamas

NP:2846 Dolphin Encounters
Nassau Bahamas

NP:2822 Dolphin Encounters
Nassau Bahamas


N?:6733 Dolphin Encounters
Nassau Bahamas

NP:2847 Dolphin Encounters
Nassau Bahamas

NP:2497 Dolphin Encounters
Nassau Bahamas

NP:1069 Newton Dion
Rupert Dean Lane
Nassau Bahamas

NP:1668 Powerboat Adventure
P.O. Box CB-13315
Nassau Bahamas

NP:2900 PowerboatAdventure
P.o. Box CB-13315
Nassau Bahamas


NP:I 116 Powerboat Adventure
P.O.Box CB-13315
Nassau Bahamas


NP:1073 Powerboat Adventure
P.O. box CB-13315
Nassau Bahamas


NP:6360 Rolle Michael
Pastel Gardens
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6375 Rolle Anthony
Yellow Elder Gardens
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6334 Sea Sailing
Adventures
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6259 Sea Sailing
Adventures
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6230 Sea Sailing
Adventures
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6213 Small Daniel rev
South Beach
Nassau Bahamas


BOAT.NAME


"Pick Me"
44ft Trojan


"Read My Lips"
23ft White Hull,


"Porpoise II"
40ft Fiberglass

"Sea Wind"
42ft Defender



"Snapper IT'
40ft Fiberglass


"Our Jay"
134 Ft

No Name
32ft Parasail


No Name
20ft Parasail


CLASS PASS


A 16 Charter'


10 Charter


B 68 Ferry


B 35 Dive




B 48 Ferry



A 6 Landingcraft


B 10 Rental



B 10 Rental


17ft Parasail B 10 Rental


No Name
32ft parasail


"My Own II"
35ft Fiberglass


"Marvia's Magic"
40ft Fiberglass


"Reef "I
.53ft Catamaran

"Islander II"
55ft Catamaran


"Islander I"
60ft Catamaran

"ReefII"
53ft Catamaran

"Sky Rider"
2ft Aluminum

"Lil Nikita"
32ft Fiberglass


"Bong Dengue"
40ft Landing craft


"Legitmate
Business"
37ft
Openfisherman

"Legitimate
Business II'
40ft
Openfisherman

"Legitimate
Business III"
40ft
Openfisherman

"Time Out"
21 ft Formula


"Fluff & Honey
II"
40ft Fiberglass

"Seahorse II"
65ft Catamaran


"Seahorse II"
63ft Catamaran


"Seahorsel"
53ft Sailing cat


M/V "Lady Small"
47ft Fiberglass


B 10 Rental



B 42 Ferry


40ft Ferry


A 115 Charter


A 180 Charter



A 200 Charter


A 115 Charter


A 30 Charter


B 42 Ferry


13 Barge


A 22 Charter




A 25 Charter


A 28


Charter


B 18 Charter


75 Ferry


A 136 Charter



A 125 Charter



A 72 Charter


85 Ferry


USE


,I E W


D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental





D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental


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THE TRIBUNE BUSINESS FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2004, PAGE 5BW






NP:2807 Sunshine Cruises Ltd "Lady Savannah" B 300 Charter 7526 Henfield Judson B
P.O. Box CB-11932 70ft Catamaran P.O. Box CB-11697
Nassau Bahamas Nassau Bahamas

7521 Hodgkins Kent A
NP:41 Sunshine Cruises Ltd "Caribbean B 200 Charter P.O. Box SS-19343
P.O. Box CB-11932 Queen" Nassau Bahamas

1559 Joffre Cyril A
Nassau Bahamas 72ft Catamaran P.O. Box N-8486

NP:6117 Sunshine Cruises Ltd "Sunshine" B 202 Charter Nassau Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-11932 70ft Defender 1141 Johnson Michael B
Nassau Bahamas Pigeon Plum St
Nassau Bahamas
NP:6397 The Mailboat "Fiesta Mail" A 600 Ferry
Company 225ft Cargo 6755 KerrMarvin B
P.O. Box SS-6411 P.O. Box SB-50466
Nassau Bahamas Nassau Bahamas

NP:6287 Thriller Powerboat "Thriller #1" A 50 Charter
Tours 5'SOft Powerboat 1594 Kemp Ronald A
P.O. box SS-19343 P.O. Box SS- 5338
Nassau Bahamas
7881 Kemp Randolph B
NP:357 Vacation In Paradise "PHC 1" B 26 Rental Thompson Street
Nassau B hama.


Nassau Bahamas

NP:1732 United Cruises Ltd
P.O. Box N-8296
Nassau Bahamas


A 306 Charter


Armbrister Lee
P.O. Box N-10840
Nassau Bahamas

Bastian Tyrone
Palmetto Avenue
Nassau Bahamas


Beneby Lester
P.O. Box CR-55026
Nassau Bahamas

,Bower Nigel
P.O. Box CB-13315
Nassau Bahamas

Brown Wilton
Yellow Elder Gardens
Nassau Bahamas


Brown Leslie
P.O. Box N-7266
Nassau Bahamas

Brown Michael
P.O. Box N-31
Nassau Bahamas

Brown Stuart
P.O. Box N-31
Nassau Bahamas

Bowe Harry
P.O Box CB-11113
Nassau Bahamas

Burrows Bernard
P.O. Box CB-12662
Nassau Bahamas

Cartwright Jason
P.O. Box N-813
Nassau Bahamas

Cartwright Robert
P.O. Box N-9967
Nassau Bahamas

Chisholm Austin
P.O. Box SB-50040
Nassau Bahamas

Clare Alfred
Claridge Road
Nassau Bahamas

Curtis Courtney
P.O. Box N-4167
Nassau Bahamas

Dames Ethan
P.O. Box EE-17380
Nassau Bahamas


Davis Elvis
Knowles Drive
Nassau Bahamas

Dean Jonathan *
P.O. Box SS-6140
Nassau Bahamas

Decosta Alfred
P.O. Box N-898
Nassau Bahamas

Delaney Joseph
Nassau Bahamas



Deveaux Harrison
Nassau Bahamas

Dobbins Frederick
P.O. Box SS-5693
Nassau Bahamas

Durham Dominique
P.O. Box N-4550
Nassau Bahamas

Ferguson Bertram
Kennedy Subdivision
Nassau Bahamas

Flowers Wayne
P.O. Box N-5004
Nassau Bahamas

Fox Lucious
P.O. Box CR-55597
Nassau Bahamas

Gaitor Claudius
P.O. Box CB-11863
Nassau Bahamas

Griffith Bradley
P.O. Box SB-50111
Nassau Bahamas

Hall John
P.O. Box FH-14623
Nassau Bahamas

Hanna Bronson
P.O. box Cr-54078
Nassau Bahamas


7494


1144,


7606


6770


S 6573


30tt Fiberglass

"Yellow Bird"
65ft Catamaran


Smith Paul
P.O. Box N-1641
Nassau Bahamas

Stuart jack
P.O. Box N-433
Nassau Bahamas

Strachan Garth
Blue Hill Road
Nassau Bahamas


RENEWAL MASTER'S LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE


iasau tsanamas

Knowles James
P.O. Box SS-19448
Nassau Bahamas


Knowles Thomas
P.O. Box SS-6554
Nassau Bahamas

Knowles Mark
P.O. Box N-8322
Nassau Bahamas

Knowles Willie
P.O. Box CR-55310
Nassau Bahamas

Major Charles
Robinson Road
Nassau Bahamas

Maycock Henricus
Nassau Bahamas

McKenzie Rodney
Nassau Village
Nassau Bahamas

Miller Craig
P.O. Box SS-50192
Nassau Bahamas

Miller Martin
P.O. Box EE-15579
Nassau Bahamas

Miller Bernard
P.O. Box CR-54804
Nassau Bahamas

Moncur Calvin
P.O. Box N-4341
Nassau Bahamas



Moss George
Nassau Bahamas-. :

Moxey Andy
P.O. Box N-10236
Nassau Bahamas

Moxey Joseph
P.O. Box N-4319
Nassau Bahamas

Munroe Wilmore
P.O. Box GT-2804
Nassau Bahamas

Munroe Robert
P.O. Box G T-2898
Nassau Bahamas

Newton Dion
Rupert Dean Lane
Nassau Bahamas

Pinder Phillip
Nassau Bahamas

Pratt Reckwell
Pinewood
Nassau Bahamas

Ritchie Linton
P.O. Box EE-16794
Nassau Bahamas

Rolle Wesley
P.O. Box N-10642
Nassau Bahamas

Rolle Anthony
P.O. Box SS-19404
Nassau Bahamas

Rolle Kennedy
P.O. Box CB-11863
Nassau Bahamas

Rolle Philip
P.O. Box CR-54283
Nassau Bahamas

Roxbury Leroy
Tucker Road
Nassau Bahamas


Rolle Michael
P.O.Box SB-50762
Nassau Bahamas


Rodriquez
P.O. Box N-61
Nassau Bahamas

Rolle Clifton
P.O. Box CR155314
Nassau Bahamas

Smith Darren
Pinewood Gardens
Nassau Bahamas

Smith Philip
P.O. Box N-10839
Nassau Bahamas


APPLICANT


CLASS


LICENCE NO


. 6370


7757


7815


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Stubbs Mark
P. O. Box EE-17715
Nassau Bahamas

Taylor Jeriad
Johnson Terrace
Nassau Bahamas

Taylor Lincoln
P.O. Box CB-12596
Nassau Bahamas

Tozer Derek
P.O. Box CB-1 1863
Nassau Bahamas
Wardle Alan
P.O. Box SS-19343
Nassau Bahamas

Williams Patrick
Nassau Bahamas
Woodside Wellington
West Bay Street
Nassau Bahamas


Walking Dion
P.O. Box CB-11697
Nassau Bahamas
Watson Nikeo
P.O. Box CB-13126
Nassau Bahamas

Williams Avilu
Nassau Bahamas

Wells Anthony
Nassau Bahamas

Wilson Dallas
St Michael Road
Nassau Bahamas

Williams Lewison
P.O Box CB-13083
Nassau Bahamas

Wilson Godfrey
P.O. Box SS-19433
Nassau Bahamas


RENEWAL MASTER'S LICENCE FAMILY ISLAND


APPLICANT


Albury Sterling
Freeport
Bahamas

Bain Dereck
Freeport
Bahamas
Bennett John
Spanish Wells
Bahamas
Daley Omar
P.O. Box 30001
Stella Maris
Long Island
Bahamas

Ferguson Luther
P.O. Box F-42666
Freeport
Bahamas


Gunn Stephen
P.O. Box F-40110
Nassau Bahamas

Higgs Harvey
Spanish Wells
Bahamas

Jones Branford
Eight Mile Rock
Bahamas

King Brainard
Mangrove cay
Andros
Major Leo
P.O. Box 30336
Clarence Town
Long Island
Bahamas
Maxis Luna
P.O. Box H-45087
Freeport
Bahamas

Phillpot George
Man 0 War Cay
Abaco
Bahamas

Pinder Gurney
Spanish Wells
Bahamas

Pinder William
Spanish Wells
Bahamas

Pinder Charles
Spanish Wells
Bahamas
Roberts Kirtland
Spanish Wells
Bahamas

Smith Perry
Freeport
Rahamas

Smith Kenneth
Freeport
Bahamas

Zaritzky Barry
Gregory Town
Eleuthera
Bahamas


Captain Anthony J Allens
rort Controller


Allyson Mayn


P $I Frtom pt g Be I .1)

feeling left out of several investment projects and
the country's overall economic growth.
She said: "We were concerned [in the Ministry
of Financial Services and Investments] that over
the past two years we have not been able, in our
view, to effectively cause Bahamian professionals
to feel they are very much a part of the growth
process in our country."
Bahamian contractors, engineers and other
professional groups, she added, were telling the
Government they wanted to "be involved in the
planning process" and participate from the start.
Praising the Bahamas "intellectual capital" as
one of the factors that been key to developing its
financial services industry, Mrs Maynard-Gibson
said the Government wanted to "make it very
clear" to the outside world that there was "a very
deep intellectual bench on the professional side".
"It is my belief that highly trained people are


ard-Gibson




key to the future of our economy and our intel-
lectual capital is our most valuable resource."
With $3 billion in investment proposals before
her ministry, Mrs Maynard-Gibson said the
Bahamas was a "hot spot" for investment. She
described these as "real opportunities" for
Bahamian engineers, where "you can roll up your
sleeves, see, touch and feel it".
Mrs Maynard-Gibson cited Peter de Savary's
Abaco Club at Winding Bay as a model of involv-
ing Bahamians throughout the construction
process from start to finish. Saying it showed
there "can be almost total Bahamian involve-
ment in a project", the minister said there was
about 95 per cent Bahamian involvement "from
beginning to end, across the board in all areas".
The Government, she added, was focused on
the 'four Es': employment, education, entrepre-
neurship, and environment.


BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION



PRE-QUALIFICATION FOR THE CONDUCT OF AN
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECURITY RISK
ASSESSMENT FOR THE BAHAMAS
ELECTRICITY CORPORATION



The Bahamas Electricity Corporation invites eligible firms/persons to pre-
qualify for the undertaking of an Information Technology Security Risk
Assessment project.

Interested persons are required to collect a pre-qualification questionnaire
form 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 ....

Completed questionnaires are to be hand-delivered on or before 14 January,
2005 by 4:00 pm and addressed as follows:

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

Attention: Mrs. Delmeta Seymour

Marked:

"RISK ASSESSMENT PRE-QUALIFICATION"

The Corporation reserves the right to pre-qualify or reject
any or all respondees.


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in their annual Family Fun
Run/Walk race on Saturday,
January 29.
The run will cover a 4 mile
course, leaving the Charles
W. Saunders High School,
Jean Street and travel south
to Prince Charles Drive, east
to Fox Hill Road, north to
Bernard Road and west back
to Jean Street.
A shorter 1.5 mile walk
race will start at the same
point, travel north to
Bernard Road, west to Sol-
dier Road, south to Prince
Charles Drive and north
back to the finish line.
The categories will include
15-and-under, 19-and-under,
30-and-under, 40-and-under,
50-and-under and 50-and-
over for men and women in
both the run and walk.
Trophies will be present-
ed to the first three finishers
-. in each division. There will
also be an overall trophy pre-


Four mile race

on January 29


sented to the winners of both
events in all four categories.
Additionally, there is a
race for pastors and minis-
ters. The first three finishers
will receive a trophy.
Trophy
There will also be a trophy
presented to the church that
has the most participants.
The race has been sanc-
tioned by the Bahamas Asso-
ciation of Athletic Associa-
tions and the Bahamas Asso-
ciation of Certified Officials
are expected to officiate.
While the emphasis will be
on encouraging as many per-
sons within the Baptist


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clubs, distance runners and
walkers, schools' track teams
and social walkers to come
out and take part.
The entry fee is $5 per per-
son.
T-shirts, commemorating
the event, will also be
presented to the partici-
pants.
Entry forms can be col-
lected from the Bahamas
Baptist Missionary and Edu-
cational Convention's office,
Baillou Hill Road.
Participants can also
register on the morning
before the race, starting at
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Junior Sports
Reporter
LETTERS have been
pouring into the Govern-
ment Secondary School
Sporting Association (GSS-
SA) after the announce-


students


GSSSA enforces rule for transferred athletes


ment on Monday that they
will only permit transferred
student-athletes to partici-
pate with their new team if


a letter seeking permission
is submitted.
There are six sporting
disciplines under the GSS-


SA's belt track and field,
soccer, volleyball, basket-
ball, softball and baseball
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sportin g schedules

E By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter

AFTER extending their volleyball i
season the Government Secondary
School Sporting Association (GSS-
SA) has also been forced to wrap-up
their-basketball season after the end
of the Hugh Campbell Invitational.
The association, which had to -
push back the volleyball season
because of the two devastating hur-
ricanes that hit the Bahamas last
year, will be faced with several deci-
sions about the other sporting disci-
plines.
The association's basketball sea- Z.
son, which usually kicks off during
the last two weeks in the month of
November, got underway on M on-
day, January 10th,
Beginning' A
January is customarily the begin- ..'
ning of the second season for the ...,.- .
sport, which climaxes in February. -O
The Hugh Campbell Invitationa
starts the last week in the same ..
m onth.-' . '. ..". .. ---:- -
If the season climaxes before the
Hugh Campbell invitational, schools
will only play each other once,
instead of facing off twice during the Y
season.
The season usually ends at the
same time as the Bahamas Indepen-
dent Sporting Association (BIAS)
league.
The late start will affect the other
sporting disciplines, ci ting into the
track and field, soccer nd softball
seasons.
Immediately following the basket-
ball season the GSSSA moves into
track and field, followed by softball --
and soccer.
The track and field season which
will start in early March ends with ,o b.n
the national championships. E THE volleyball season has
Softball and soccer will be affect- already been extended now bas-
ed the most, having their season cut ketball will finish after the end of
down to a month during regular -the Hugh Campbell Tournament.
scheduling.


letter for the new student-
athlete to compete.
More than four senior
high schools have been
affected by the rule which
the association is enforc-
ing.
In the CR Walker
Knights and CI Gibson
Rattlers game, which was
played on Monday past,
the Knights were not
allowed to play their start-
ing point guard because
their head coach Kent
Lightbourne wasn't aware
of the procedure.
However, Lightbourne
filed a complaint to the
GSSSA president Edna
Forbes, claiming that the
Rattlers' team also had an
ineligible player who was-
n't supposed to play.,
The student-athlete in
question was transferred
into "CI Gibson 'from
Freeport, Grand Bahama,
before the beginning of the
school year.
Coaches
"I honestly believe that
all Bahamians have the
right to participate in the
after school programmes.
But according to the con-
stitution, that governs the
way we should conduct
ourselves as coaches and
players, it states that they
have to send a transfer let-
ter to the association for
that particular player to be
eligible.
"In my personal opinion
they should allow the stu-
dent-athletes to play, but
unfortunately the constitu-
tion does not permit that. I
had to learn the hard way,
I had to let my point guard
sit out the game against CI
Gibson.
"My real concern about
the incident with CI Gib-
son was that they were able
to play their player but we
weren't.
Coaches claimed that
they were informed about
the enforcement of the rule
on Monday, January 10th,
just before the tip off of
the first game.
However, Forbes
revealed that all coaches
are aware of the rules that
governs the GSSSA, and
that copies of the constitu-
tion and directives are
available at each game.
She said: "The constitu-
tion has been in play for a
very long time, and one
thing this executive board
will see to is the enforce-
ment of each rule and reg-
ulation that is placed in the
constitution.


"We are going to follow
the constitution, the con-
stitution will be our guide.
It is clearly stated in the
constitution, our job is to
make sure that each school
is treated fairly. That is
why I don't affiliate my job
as a coach and as presi-
dent."
Eligible
According to the GSS-
SA's constitution, letters
written on the school's let-
terhead have to be submit-
ted to the association in
order for the student-ath-
lete to be eligible for
play.
In article V, section C, of
the constitution under the
eligibility headline it states
that the "student-athlete
who transfers from one
school to another shall be
ineligible to compete until
the executive committee
reviews for transfer.
"Inter-island transfers
will also fall in this catego-
ry."
Forbes said: "We are try-
ing to make sure that we
have a level playing field,
so the thought of schools
just bringing in student-
athletes will not be
allowed."
This process was also put
in place to prevent recruit-
ment by any coach or
school.
However, Forbes said
that it is out of the GSS-
SA's control if a student
favours a particular school.
Excel
"We really can't do any-
thing if a student favours a
particular school. Every
school has a certain sport
they excel in, and if that
student-athlete feels as
though they could benefit
more under a particular
coach there is nothing the
GSSSA can do.
"But the same process
will apply for them, they
too will have to submit let-
ters into the GSSSA, this
is the rule that governs the
association."
Before the student-ath-
lete can compete a full
investigation by the asso-
ciation has to be done.
If the student-athlete and
school is found guilty of
any wrong doing a punish-
ment will be handed down,
these penalties will be
decided by the associa-
tion's executive board.
The board comprises of
coaches from the various
schools.


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