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Volume: 101 No.44


MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2005


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Wly KARIN HERIG
^Tribune Staff Reporter
ANOTHER person has died
h traffic accidentbringing the
pber of deaths on the coun-
,Is roads to four since the start
o:the new year.
Police said the latest fatality
Was "tremendous cause for con-
cejrn."
According tu pul, re ports. aI
man became the victim of a hit-
and-run in the early hours of
Sunday morning.
Uriah Hart-Morley, 26, was
standing outside Base Road
Restaurant, located on Nassau
Street, when he was struck by a
green vehicle travelling south
on Nassau Street.
Mr Hart-Morley, a resident
of Crooked Island Street, was
itken to the Princess Margaret
Hospital where he died from
his injuries at 3.45am yesterday.
Police said they believe that
Mr Hart-Morley was visiting the
restaurant with a female friend
and went outside to relieve him-
self when the incident occurred.
Anybody with information
concerning this accident is
asked to call police on 328-8477
or.the Traffic Division at 393-
7714/5.
SChief Supt Hulan Hanna
described this fourth traffic
fatality of the year as a "tremen-
dous cause for concern."
"Here we are only 16 days
into the brand new year and
already four lives have been
snatched away," he said.
-Mr Hanna said that this inci-
dent in particular raises concern
asait is the second hit-and-run
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within four days.
On Thursday at 9.35pm a
man almost lost his life as a
result of being struck by a vehi7
cle while walking east on Bar
20.
"That incident nearly had
fatal consequences, but we were
lucky," he said.
The chief superintendent said
he would like to remind the
motoring public that a hit-and-
run constitutes an offence,
which will be prosecuted.
"It's bad enough to hit some-
body, but then to leave the
scene, that's committing an
offence," he said.
Mr Hanna said it is necessary
for drivers to be more defen-
sive and pedestrians to be more
cautious.
"We've had lots of problems
with pedestrians wearing dark
clothing while walking along,
this just further obscures them,"
he said.
He further advised pedestri-
ans to always walk facing traffic
"so when a vehicle loses con-
trol or there is any indication
of physical harm possibly occur-
ring, there is still a small amount
of time in which to react."
Mr Hanna pointed out that
the newly appointed head of the
Traffic Division, Supt Burkie
Wright, has announced several
initiatives to help reduce the
number of serious and fatal traf-
fic accidents.
"We would just like people
to know that the police will be
up and about, so please adhere
to the speed limits or you will be
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E HAITIAN sloops were towed into Nassau Harbour by members of the Royal
= Bahamas Defence Force from Arawak Cay after high winds threatened to sink them
yesterday.
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Legal Aid Commission formed
I By PAUL G. TURNQUEST keeping with the present gov- aid so as to ensure that "justice
Tribune Staff Reporter ernment's mandate outlined in has no price tag" in the


THE Attorney General's
office announced over the
weekend the formation of the
Legal Aid Commission, which
will look into the adequacy 9f
the system of legal aid and
advice in the Bahamas, and to
make proposals for its advance-
ment.
The new commission is in


"uur Plan", whicn is to estab-
lish legal aid clinics to provide
assistance to those who are
unable to provide the necessary
funding for appropriate defence
in cases before the court, a
statement from the Attorney
General said.
The commission will look to.
improve access to justice by
reforming the system of legal.


Bahamas.,
This legal aid and advice
refers to a government funded
and administered scheme
designed to deliver legal ser-
vices to those who are finan-
cially needy.
Currently legal aid and advice
is provided by the Bar Associa-
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* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
LEADER of the Free
National Movement Tom-
my Turnquest said yester-
day that he is confident that
he will be re-elected to the
position of head of the party
and become the next prime
minister of the Bahamas.
Senator Turnquest said he
will offer himself to be elect-
ed leader of the FNM dur-
ing the party's convention
this Spring and expects
"very confidently, to lead
the FNM in the next gener-
al election and ensure an
FNM victory at which time I
expect to be become prime
minister of the Common-
wealth of the Bahamas."
Speaking as a guest on
Island FM's radio talk show
Parliament Street, the oppo-
sition party leader said:
"The future looks bright for
myself and the FNM."
Asked if he would be will-
ing to step aside if he were
rejected for the position of
leader, Senator Turnquest
said that "we live in a
democracy and people are
free to choose."
"We have a very democ-
ratic organisation and on the
basis of that democracy it is
at the convention that we
will determine who will be
our leader from that point
onward."
He said he could not at
this moment answer the
question if he expects any
challenges for the leadership
post, but pointed out, how-
ever, that the .FNM is
"organisationally based and
not personality based."
The senator said that
because the party is based
on a specific organisational
structure, the FNM will
strive "whether it is Tommy
Turnquest or anyone else"
at the head.
He explained that the
FNM has built up renewed
support from the con-
stituency level on up, and
that that support is "ground-
swell support" and not
dependent on "persons
coming and going."
"That has been a real


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Youngsters in pilot programme


* By GLADSTONE
THURSTON
Bahamas Information
Services
NORTH ANDROS It has
been only a week and already
they are taken with homesickness.
But, with steely resolve, they are
determined nevertheless to stay
the course for the next six months.
"This programme is good for
me," said a sheepish Andre
Buchanan, 16. "When I am fin-
ished here, I am going to find a
job and do better with my life.
"I know my mother in Nassau
must be worried about me, wor-
ried about what I am doing here
at the camp. I really want to show
her positive and make her proud
of me."

Form
Buchanan is one of 59 adoles-
cent boys participating in a pilot
programme for a form of Nation-
al Youth Service here at the for-
mer Bahamas Agricultural
Research Training and Develop-
ment (BARTAD) site.
Brian Roberts, 17, agreed :
"This programme allows us the
opportunity to reflect on the
future, to straighten out our lives,
and have positive things happen
to us.
"Many times you have to prove
yourself and show people what
you are good for. I am looking
forward to the next six months so
I can come out here and show the
Bahamas that I am a representa-
tive," he said.
The project was officially
opened on Saturday with Minister





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DEPUTY Prime Minister and Minister of National Security Cynthia Pratt interacts with youngsters
attending the pilot National Youth Service programme.


of National Security Cynthia
Pratt, Minister of Youth Neville
Wisdom, North Andros MP and
Minister of Labour Vincent Peet,
International Development Bank
(IDB) representative Richard
Herring and a host of other offi-
cials, family and well-wishers
encouraging the youngsters to go
straight.
For Allan Collie, 17, a part of
going straight means not keeping
the same kind of company.
"I am going to walk away. This
-is my second chance. I am not
going to make it a third one.
"I really miss my family but I
am going to stick with the pro-
gramme and make them all feel
proud," he said.
The juniors (12 to 15 year olds)
will spend three months partici-
pating in character and leadership
development programmes. They
will return to their regular schools.
The seniors (16 to 19-year-olds)
will spend six months taking the


entire programme that include
skills training.
When they are completed, they
will enter the Ministry of Youth's
Fresh Start programme which will
prepare them further for jobs and
micro entrepreneurial activities.

Contingent
Their instructors include a con-
tingent of Royal Bahamas
Defence Force officers headed by
Petty Officer Lawson Clarke.
"We are very, very happy," said
Deacon Jeff Lloyd, Executive
Director of YEAST (Youth
Empowerment and Skills Training
Institute), the executing agency
of this pilot programme.
YEAST is the outreach arm of
the Catholic Archdiocese of Nas-
sau.
As the ceremony was going on,
two youngsters were brought in
from Grand Bahama by a clergy-
man. He convinced the magistrate


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that instead of imprisonment, they
should enrol in the programme
here.
"This is a golden opportunity
for you," said Mrs Pratt in an
impassioned speech. "We all
made mistakes in our lifetime, but
what is important about this is
that you are able to put that
behind you and take advantage
of a golden opportunity to
improve yourselves.
"I want you to know that in
spite of the pitfalls, in spite of the
difficulties, this is an opportunity
for you right now. Take advan-
tage of it."
During a tour of the camp's
dormitory Mrs Pratt and the Min-
isters met each boy to press home
the message of a better life ahead.
"A couple of them were hold-
ing on to me," she said. "I think
they were moved by what I said.
They seemed to have felt that
somebody in fact does care. I am
leaving with a heavy heart, but
happy, because I can see where
they are headed, in a positive
direction.
"We are at a critical time in this
country where wemust reach our
young men. We have no choice.
It's not time to talk about there is
no money. We must find it. We
are talking about lives. When we
reach these young men, that will
determine the direction our coun-


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try goes. That's why I am encour-
aged."
Added Minister of Youth, Mr
Wisdom: "The challenge ahead
for us is to urgently assess the pro-
gramme, identifying the things
that we know positively work, and
things in the programme that
might not be successful.
"This is not going to be cheap.
We need to know that it costs
more than $17,000 per year to
keep one man in prison. Some of
these programmes like the
YEAST are very expensive. We
are trying to find a medium where
we can make it as cost effective as
possible because of the number
of persons that we would want to
have in the programme.
"Our information is telling us
that just among young men, we
are going to be looking at some-
where around 300 in September.

Training
"The overall plan is for us to
have some sort of assessment of
what our manpower needs are
and see how we could address
them by training and motivating
young people to understand their
responsibility to this country, to
their families and also to demon-
strate to them that this is a won-
derful opportunity, not a punitive
situation, for another chance at
their life," said the minister.
IDB representative in the
Bahamas, Mr Herring, said he was
"very impressed."
"When the government came
to power we sat down with them
as we normally do and set priori-
ties," said Mr Herring. "The
Prime Minister said youth devel-
opment was his number one pri-
ority.
,"We agreed that we would
evaluate this programme, do an
institutional assessment of
YEAST and make sure it's capa-
ble of delivering a much bigger
programme down the road, and
then we will finance the long-term
development programme.
"One of the things we have
found, for example," said Mr Her-
ring, "is that we have had these
programmes in the past but no
one knows what has happened to
these kids. And so it's hard to say
whether it was successful or not.
"There is a lot of anecdotal evi-
dence which says yes it's success-
ful and so on that basis we are,
more than happy to proceed. But
we want to make sure this time
we track what's happening to all
these kids so later on we can come
back and say yes this was success-
ful. Look at what these people
have made of themselves and here
is the hard evidence.
"Our role is literally six months
away when we evaluate this pro-
gramme and then we decide to
do a much, much larger pro-
gramme. There is a whole variety
of youth development programme
that the Minister wants to
launch."


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NANCY Oakes von Hoynin-
gen-Huene, who had been ail-
ing for some time, died in Lon-
don early Sunday morning. She
was 80.
Her body will be returned to
Nassau for burial.
Nancy Oakes was the eldest
daughter of the late Sir Harry
Oakes, who was bludgeoned to
death in his Cable Beach home
in the early morning hours, of
July 8,1943. Books are still being
written about the unsolved mur-
der for which her husband,
Count Alfred (Freddie) de
Marigny was charged, but later
acquitted.

Married
After her divorce from Count
de Marigny she married Baron
von Hoyningyen-Huene in a cer-
emony at St Mary the Virgin
Church, Virginia Street. Patrick
Tritton was her third husband.
This marriage also ended in
divorce.
She is survived by her daugh-
ter, Mrs Patricia Oakes Leigh-
Wood, and a son Alexander
(Sasha) von Hoyningen-Huene,
three grandchildren, John
Alexander Roosevelt and
-Shirley Alice Leigh-Wood, a
son-in-law, Robert Leigh-Wood,
a brother and sister-in-law, Mr
and Mrs Harry Oakes, Jr of
'Lyford Cay, and many nieces
*and nephews. '
:She was predeceased by' her
parents, Sir Harry and Eunice,
Lady Oakes, her brothers, Sir
Sydney and Pitt Oakes, and her
younger sister, Shirley Oakes.
Nancy Oakes had a life-long
interest in the arts, particularly
ballet. At one time she was a
director of the Martha Graham
Company, having studied with
Martha Graham in the early for-
ties. It was through her associa-
tion with Martha Graham that
she met Merce Cunningham,
one of the world's foremost
choreographers. They remained
life-long friends, and she became
a director of the Merce Cun-
ningham Foundation.

Greatest
Many Bahamians who attend-
ed the Olympic Games in Mex-
ico in 1968 will remember the
party that she gave for them at
her home. Mrs Leigh-Wood
described it as the "greatest par-
ty that we ever had."
Nancy Oakes, who at that
time had made her home in
Mexico, was a coordinator for
the Bahamas at the 1968
Olympics.
Not only were the Bahamian
athletes at the Oakes party, but
also all the young Bahamians
who accompanied them as a part
of the cultural show.
The police band played for
the party. Members of the band
then changed into civilian clothes
and beat out the "greatest goom-
bay" music imaginable, said Mrs
L.eigh-Wood.
"They were having such a
great time," she said, "that they
ended up missing their bus back
to the Olympic Village. We had
about 30 children of various ages
sleeping on sofas and mattresses
throughout the house. It was a
great party, and I am sure that
those who attended will still
remember it."


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By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
AS MASS tourism contin-
ues to grow, the Bahamas
faces the challenge of
increased pollution caused by
cruise ships and large hotel
resorts.
In the latest report from the
United Nations Environmen-
tal Programme (UNEP),
released last week, the organ-
isation stated that pollution
from cruise ships, tankers and
othedr'vessels are among the
threats' to the health and wel-
fare of the islands and low-
lying countries of the
Caribbean.
"Tourism in the form of lux-
ury hotels and golf courses can
intensify the problems unless
carefully managed," the report
further states.
Speaking with The Tribune.
Parliamentary Secretary and
Director of Environmental
Health in the Ministry of
Health Ron Pinder said that
the disposal of solid waste, in
particular construction and
demolition material from
hotel properties, and discharge
of sewerage from cruise ships,
poses an increasing threat to
the Bahamas' environment.

Construction
"Proper disposal of solid
waste, especially the con-
struction. demolition material
and any bulk refuge that is
coming in from the cruise
ships when they come into our
ports and from the construc-
.,tion of hotels, continues to be
a challenge simply because we
have not yet gotten to the
point where we are recycling,
reusilng and reducing solid
waste," Mr Pinder explained.
In light of a number of new
hotels and resorts being built
throughout the islands and
consequently producing large
amounts of waste, a quick
solution to the problem is
needed, he said.
"Certainly we have to ready
ourselves very, very quickly
to receive the significant
amount of rubble and refuge
that will be accumulated as a
result of the construction at
SParadise Island, Atlantis, as
well as the pending construc-
tion at the Cable Beach site,"
he noted.
Regarding the discharge of
sewerage from the cruise
ships, Mr Pinder said that this
is "a challenge to us, only
Because we are an archipelag-
ic nation."


Mr Pinder explained that
the Environmental Monitor-
ing and Risk Assessment
(EMRA) division conducts
coastal as well as harbour
monitoring, but pointed out
that the layout of the country
"calls for a considerable
amount of resources to moni-
tor cruise ships as they come
in and out of our waters."
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"charges' frdm:ia' nimtbe' of
cruise ships and pleasure ves-
sels. He said further, that an
increase of sports fishing and
party cruises is adding to the
pollution of the ocean:.
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them," he added.
Mr Pinder announced th,
to further alleviate the prol
lem, the department of env
ronmental health is preparing
a protocol to install sewerage


Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Royal Bahamas Defence Force report-
ed the capture of 17 Haitian immigrants in the
Exumas over the weekend.r
Lieutenant Darren Henfield, public relations
officer for the Royal Bahamas Defence Force
(RBDF), said that the 17 undocumented immi-
grants have been transported to the Carmichael
Road Detention Centre in New Providence,
where they await processing with the Depart-
ment of Immigration.
"We also have unconfirmed reports that the
US Coast Guard Venturous, along with a
RBDF sea rider apprehended 48 Haitians on
Saturday," he said.


disposal connections at all the
ports.
"At the moment only 10 per
cent of our ports have these
connections," he said.

Proposals
The environmental health
director also said he antici-
al pates that the problem of
waste disposal will be some-
rt what remedied in the next sev-
-,eral months, "as the govern-
ip ment seeks to approve one of
of two proposals thai we have to
id assist us in better managing
to the construction and demoli-
tion site at the Harrold Road
at Sanitation Facilities."
b- Answering the question of
d- whether there are sufficient
ig financial resources to battle
ge the pollution problem, Mr


According to Lt Henfield, of those 48 immi-
grants, 15 have already been repatriated, with
the remaining 33 being held at the RBDF's
detention facility in Mathew Town, Inagua.

Aggressive
"We will remain alert and aggressi\ e in our
pursuits in protecting the borders as best we
can. We are very appreciative of our agree-
ment with the US Coast Guard by allowing us to
place a sea rider on their craft, which gives us ail
extended platform from which to work," Lt
Henfield said.
A total of 191 Haitians have now been appre-
hended in Bahamian waters since the start of
the year.


Pinder said that discharge fees
at the City Dump need to be
reviewed.
"The service charges for pri-
vate haulers bringing in
construction or demolition
debris or even industrial waste
to the Harrold Road facility
are not where they need to
be.
"They are minimal com-
pared to international and
regional standards, including
fees that exist in Freeport at-
the landfill. which is run by-
the Grand Bahama Port
Authority," he said.
Mr Pinder reiterated that it
is important to generate rev-


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enue "to assist in off-setting
the cost of properly managing
and operating a modern
landfill and sanitation facili-
ty."
Landfill
He further said that a prop-
erly managed landfill can
reduce the need for govern-
ment to purchase large
amounts of fill.
"The rubble can be recycled
and-be used as fill. It will also
help reduce the cost of con-
struction and help us avoid
cutting down much of our land
and hills," he said.


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Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

LEONE. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

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(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

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Freedom will change attitudes to U.S.


IN THE wake of U.S. aid to help Muslim
and other victims of the recent tsunami, Col-
in Powell suggested that maybe, now that
the Muslim world had seen "American gen-
erosity" and "American values in action," it
wouldn't be so hostile to America.
Don't hold your breath waiting for a thank-
you card. If the fact that American soldiers
have risked their lives to save the Muslims of
Bosnia, the Muslims of Kuwait, the Muslims
of Somalia, the Muslims of Afghanistan and
the Muslims of Iraq has earned Americans
only the false accusation of being "anti-Mus-
lim," trust me, U.S. troops passing out bottled
water and Pop-Tarts in Indonesia are not
going to erase that lie.
It is not an exaggeration to say that, if you
throw in the Oslo peace process, U.S. for-
eign policy for the last 15 years has been
dominated by an effort to save Muslims -
not from tsunamis, but from tyrannies, most-
ly their own theocratic or autocratic regimes.
It clearly has not made much of an impres-
sion. So you will pardon me if I say that I
don't care whether the state media in Saudi
Arabia whose government gave far less to
the Muslim tsunami victims ($30 million)
than the amount spent by King Fahd's
entourage on his last two vacations in Mar-
bella (reportedly $100 million) say nice
things about us.
I believe the tensions between us and the
Muslim world stem primarily from the con-
ditions under which many Muslims live, not
what we do. I believe free people, living
under freely elected governments, with a free
press and with economies and education sys-
tems that enable their young people to
achieve their full potential, don't spend a lot
of time thinking about whom to hate, whom
to blame, and whom to lash out at. Free coun-
tries don't have leaders who use their media
and state-owned "intellectuals" to deflect all
of their people's anger away from them and
onto America.
Ah, you say, but the Europeans live in
free-market democracies and they have
become very anti-American. Yes, some of
them. But for Europeans, anti-Americanism
is a hobby. For too many in the Muslim. world
it has become a career.
I am sure that young Taiwanese, young
Koreans, young Japanese, young Poles and
young Indians have their views on America,
but they are not an obsession. They want our
jobs, not our lives. They live in societies that


empower their young people to realize their
full potential and to express any opinion -
pro-American, anti-American or neutral.
So I don't want young Muslims to like us. I
want them to like and respect themselves,
their own countries and their own govern-
ments. I want them to have the same luxury
to ignore America as young Taiwanese have
because they are too busy focusing on
improving their own lives and governance,
running for office, studying anything they
want or finding good jobs in their own coun-
tries.
The Bush team is certainly not fostering all
this when it mismanages a war it launched to
liberate the people of Iraq. Its performance
has been pathetic, and I understand anyone
on the right or the left who wants to wash his
hands of the whole thing. Speaking person-
ally, though, I am still hoping that these Iraqi
elections come off out of respect for the
Iraqis who have been ready to risk their lives
for a chance to vote, out of contempt for the
insurgents who want to prevent that and out
of a deep conviction that something very
important is at stake."
No, these elections won't change Iraq or
the region ov ernight, and Thomas Jefferson
is not on the ballot. But they will at least
kick off what the Iraq expertiYitzhak Nakash'
calls "a real. Iraqi political process run by
and for Iraqis."
That Iraqi political process "has to begin
now to enable the U.S. to get out sooner
rather than later," added Nakash, a Bran-
deis professor and currently a fellow at the
Woodrow Wilson International Centre.
"The U.S. must go ahead with the elections in
Iraq, accept the likelihood that Shiites and
Kurds will do well, and leave the door open to
Sunnis to join as partners in writing the Iraqi
constitution. We want a system there that
answers to the aspirations of Iraqis, not
Americans. That is the key to a legitimate
Iraqi government."
Before the war, I said of Iraq, "We break it;
we own it." Today, my motto is, "If they own
it, they'll fix it." America's standing in the
Muslim world will improve, not when we get
a better message, but when they have more
control. People with the responsibility and
opportunity to run their own lives focus on
their own lives not on us. More of that
would be a very good thing.
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TWO thousand and four
slipped away sometime between
Friday night and Saturday
morning and took with it much
left to be desired 'a great
singer', an historical baseball
player, massive destruction and
disaster to the islands of Grand
Bahama and Abaco attributed
to two major hurricanes, 43
murders and the list goes on
and on and on. Junior Achieve-
ment and child abuse were actu-
ally implicated in the same sen-
tence as a headline in one of
the daily dinosaurs the alle-
gations up to present have been
regarded as baseless and
unfounded on the 2004th
page of Bahamian History!
South Andros handled-its
share of suffering loss of
great men and women who
once shared respected positions
among our populace more so
than anything else, a rape case
here, a few drug cases there and
several child abuse cases, but
nothing big enough to grab
headlines. Last week, however,
everyone in South Andros felt
pain when one of the workers at
the local Bahamas Electricity
Corporation and one of our
island's favoured sons, Ricardo
Forbes, was severely injured in
a vehicular accident. If you
could read this, Ricardo, we
would all want you to know that
we're hoping and praying for
you to get well.
However, it wasn't all bad for
South Andros in 2004. The
Police have been doing an
exceptional job of keeping
crime at an all time low and our
Member of Parliament has been
representing us in the halls in a
profound manner superseding
that of any previous represen-
tation. Mr Whitney Bastian has
taken over, unofficially, as the
one man opposition in the
House and the Free National
Movement Party, a.k.a. the
Official Opposition, has, unof-
ficially, disappeared or, for the
benefit of the doubt, all but that.
Now, readers, fasten your
seatbelt because the 2004 polit-
ical ride amounts to severe tur-
bulence. The FNM Action
Group has been ranting and
raving all over the place about
all kinds of issues that the
FNM's senior politicians, par-
ticularly, those in the House,
should be dealing with. It's fun-
ny, though, that they're not
screaming in Tommy Turn-
quest's ear and telling him that
the majority of the Bahamian
voters have no intentions of
supporting him in any bid for
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What's that thing about taking
the 'human' beam out of your
own eye? I'm an FNM support-
er so I'll get back to this before
I'm finished.
It's tough to distinguish
whether the Progressive Liber-
al Party Government was a riot
or laughingstock during 2004.
You would have thought that
the Junkanoo bleaches fiasco,
the unjustified firings (and sub-
sequent reinstatements) at
BAIC or the Korean fishing
boats scandal, along with the
other catastrophic deeds and
disasters, could not be outdone,
but the PLP showed us better
than they could tell us they
out did themselves. We can, at
the very least, thank them for
filling 2004 with sordid politi-
cal entertainment from start to
finish.
Senator Edison Key resigned
his position as a member of the
PLP after giving over 30 years
of devotion to the party. After
all this time he discovered that
the PLP was directionless.
Based on a document he had in
his possession, he laid out some
intimate stuff to the Prime Min-
ister who ignored them and
then when Mr Key dispensed
the justification for his resigna-
tion Mr Christie didn't hesitate
to point out that it was a load of
nonsense. Interestingly enough,
the document that Mr Key used
to support his claims has not
been produced (and, if you
asked me, production isn't like-
ly).
Just when.we thought he had
secured his clown hat away in
storage, the Government's
jester, Sidney Stubbs was in the
news again but this time it was
over a bankruptcy order for a
debt that was over eight years
old. The MP for Holy Cross had
to have a 'holy cross' in Parlia-
ment keeping him in his seat
because, the last time I checked,
the bankruptcy order was sup-
posed to have been enough to
evict him from the halls of Par-
liament. After exhausting all
extensions granted to him by
the Speaker of the House his
political buddies, in an effort to
give him the benefit of the
doubt, moved a resolution to
grant him a six month stay.
They're fighting to keep this
employee on the job even
though it's his fault that he can't
come to work. The problem is
that as far as I know we're still
paying his salary.
Here's a clear cut case of
'You Get Swing!' In August,
while the Prime Minister was
visiting China, Mohammed
Harajchi, an Iranian business-
man made some allegations that


had DPM Cynthia Pratt sug-
gesting the revocation of his res-
idency status and Bradley
Roberts basically screaming
"terrorist". Harajchi and his
people say they gave the PLP
10 million; the PLP say they
got $3 million. In any event,
money changed hands. It is
alleged that the PM said Hara-
jchi wanted nothing so he got
nothing. The idea that Harajchi
wanted nothing for $3 million,
let alone $10 million, is in my
opinion absolutely ludicrous. I
think the PLP knew what Hara-
jchi wanted and some of them
gave him the impression that
they could/would give it to him
once they got into office. Well,
the PLP rode into office and
two and half years later Hara-
jchi got what the duck got.
Two thousand and four con-
cluded with the leadership capa-
bilities of Prime Minister
Christie still in question. Those
persons who persist in ruining
the Government's reputation
continue to cruise along flam-
boyantly in their pharisaic busi-
ness-as-usual status unfazed by
the damage that their mere
presence exacts on the govern-
ment's political organisation. If
the PM had put his foot down
on members like Sidney Stubbs
then the party wouldn't have
had to deal with the severity of
the embarrassment that mem-
bers, like Mr Stubbs, continue
to cause. It seems as if every-
body is doing their own thing
and the PM only speaks up after
the Bahamian masses practical-
ly bullies' him into doing so and.
then, when he does, he doesn't
really say anything that's solid.
When he does say something of
substance (which, I reiterate, is
rare)' then there is no action
behind it. Some of us wonder
if he's the Prime Minister or the
Governor General.
As for the FNM, Tommy
Turnquest is still the leader (it is
rumoured that Brent Symon-
ette will attempt to challenge
his leadership at a future con-
vention) and the party basically
remains in a slump. The public
can't reiterate it enough -
Tommy has to go. His leader-
ship leaves much to be desired
and he hasn't demonstrated to
his party or this country that he
is capable of governing a party,
let alone a country. I hope the
party wakes up soon or we'll be
sitting in the same position as
the PLP before the '97 elections
- people were upset with the
party's leadership so they beat
the stuffings out of the party
during the election. We've
already learned a lot about
Tommy's leadership. When he
loses, he really loses.
It's 2005. Maybe just a day or
two. by the time you read this,

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* By KILAH ROLLE
Tribune Staff Reporter
TWO major unions have
joined forces to address their
mutual discontent with the
government's Industrial Tri-
bunal.
The president oftherTrade
Union Congress (TUC) Obie
Ferguson said the new part-
nership with the Common-
wealth of the Bahamas Trade
Union Congress (CBTUC)
was forged to collaborate on a
number of national issues that
are affecting the 167,000 work-
ing people of the Bahamas.


"There is no provision in law
for the president of the Tribunal
to deny a union or its members
the registration of an industrial
agreement where there is
provision for retroactive pay."

TUC President Obie Ferguson


The Industrial Tribunal
opened in April 14, 1997 in
order to provide public hear-
ings for employers who want


to settle employment disputes
quickly and inexpensively.
The most recent complaint
vented by the two union heads


The Bahamas and





consumer protection


ABOUT two weeks
ago, I bought a local-
ly manufactured drink prod-
uct from my local outlet of one
of the two leading supermar-
kets. The sell by, date dis-
played on the side of the carton
was the 30th of February. It
omitted to mention a year.
The displayer's apparent
ignorance of the Gregorian
Calendar would have been a
matter of mere amusement
were the issue of consumer
protection in the Bahamas not
so current and important. Gov-


PERSPECTIVES


ANDRE W

strengthen existing laws and
remedies rather than create the
excessive bureaucracy that
this law seems set to bring
about.
Where I would also agree
with the critics is that there has
been insufficient explanation
of what advisory or other input
the minister will make use of in


"While a Bahamian judge may
be found who would entertain
an action brought against the
manufacturer or supermarket
that made or sold a product
with a February 30th sell-by
date the whole exercise
would amount to no more
than a frivolous use of the
legal process."


ernment is at this moment
proposing a compendium of
four bills governing consumer
protection, product standards
and related matters.
These bills are far from per-
fect. Firstly, they give inordi-
nate and virtually absolute
power to a minister to make
decisions that can in effect
bankrupt or terminate
Bahamian businesses that find
themselves on the wrong side
of the minister's discretion.

H- however, whatever
the likelihood that
Minister Leslie Miller or any
of his successors will always act
fairly and objectively in the use
of this discretion, it is slightly
disingenuous for members of
the business community to
allege, as some have, that the
acts do not permit for the
appeal of ministerial decisions
to the courts.
As prominent members of
the Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce should know, any
discretionary decision with
public or administrative law
consequences is a matter for
which the courts have an intrin-
sic jurisdiction. Decisions taken
under these proposed acts are
as open to judicial review as
any of the other myriad laws
that give ministers similar pow-
ers.
However, there are a few
areas where I would agree with
the critics of these bills. With
regard to the Standards Act, it
is difficult to see why more
effort has not been made to



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publishing standards and reg-
ulations.
This is a real deficiency that
could conceivably lead to a
capricious use of discretion.
Having said all this, it is hard
to agree with those members
of the business community who
suggest that nothing is wrong
with the present environment
of consumer protection, that
the courts are sufficient to pro-
tect consumers and that "if it
ain't broke don't fix it". My
case well illustrates the prob-
lem.
While a Bahamian judge
may be found who would
entertain an action brought
against the manufacturer or
supermarket that made or sold



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a product with a February 30th
sell-by date (assuming that I
was actually dim enough to
conclude that it was safe to
drink at any time prior to the
next February 30th and got ill
for my efforts), the whole exer-
cise would amount to no more
than a frivolous use of the legal
process.
It would do nothing to
.enspr.e other consumers~'othe
trustworthiness of such infor-
mation on, other product car-
tons., ..

hat is why what is
required in matters of
consumer protection is not just
a court system, which is reme-
dial by nature, but also a spe-
cific legislative regime, which is
regulatory in nature. The
objective of consumer protec-
tion policy is not to ensure that
someone who is given a defec-
tive product has a remedy, but
to ensure standards of quality
so as to minimize such
instances in the first place.
Rather than simply nay say-
ing, it would be welcome
indeed to hear some of the
business community's own


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from the shoddy, poorly
described and bad quality
products peddled by so many
of their colleagues.
P.S. Incidentally, it is said
that the first Roman Emper-
or, Augustus, came up with the
idea of shortening one of the
months of the year in order to
lengthen his namesake and
birth-month, August, to match
that of his mentor, Julius Cae-
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Although it has never been
adequately explained why
Augustus chose poor Febru-
ary. fqr the chop, his, was not.
the last government to inter-
Ifere with the number of days in
the second month for political
purposes.
In more recent .centuries
there have been two histori-
cally recorded instances when
February was made back into a
30-day month.
As late as 1929, Joseph Stal-
in's obsession with uniformity
led him to implement a new
revolutionary calendar, in
which every month had 30
days, with four extra, month-
less days at the end of the year
that were simply designated
people's days.
Perhaps it was in anticipa-
tion of the next reform of the
Gregorian calendar that my
local supermarket calculated,
its sell-by dates.


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last week, is the view that the
Industrial Tribunal is denying
trade unions the chance
to register industrial agree-
ments to make them legally
binding.
Mr Ferguson explained that
unionised workers represent
about 15 per cent of the
Bahamian workforce and esti-
mated that more than 300 cas-
es are pending at the Indus-
trial Tribunal.
Harrison Lockhart is presi-
dent of the Tribunal, assisted
by Nathaniel Dean..

Disputes
Mr Ferguson claimed that
the president of the Industrial
Tribunal has refused to hear
general disputes and seems
determined to hamper the
process of collective bargain-
ing.
Mr Ferguson said that since
the Tribunal's inception eight
years ago, amendments have
not been made to address
years of concerns and defi-
ciencies voiced by several
unions.
"There is no provision in
law for the president of the
Tribunal to deny a union or
its members the registration
of an industrial agreement
where there is provision for
retroactive pay."


President of CBTUC Pat
Bain added that the unions
are prepared to take collec-
tive action all the way to the
Supreme Court which has in
the past cost the government
more than $60,000 in legal
fees.

Undermines
"The behaviour exhibited
by the president of the tri-
bunal undermines the very
essence or purpose of the for-
mation and enactment of the
Industrial Tribunal," said Mr
Bain, "which is designed for
a speedy hearing with little or
no cost to the users in the res-
olution of general or limited
disputes."
Mr Bain added that unions
have encountered a "stone
wall" when it comes to hear-
ing general disputes at the Tri-
bunal and said that a reason-
able time for a ruling should
be no more than 14 to 15 days
but current matters can take
12 months or several years to
complete.
Mr Bain added that both
umbrella organisation unions
are prepared to boycott and
picket the Bahamas Industrial
Tribunal and the Minister of
Labour "for failure to execute
and discharge their duties as
mandated by law."


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Obie Ferguson


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year.
Due to statistics which show


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of the criminals.
According to the 2004 crime
report released last week,
more than 80 per cent of the
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Exercise
A joint interdiction exercise
with local and international
law enforcement agencies
inclusive of the Bahamas Cus-
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Firearms; The US Treasury
and Defence Departments; the
Federal Bureau of Investiga-
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* Research and document usr requirements and specifications, conduct
business and technical studies, design, develop and implement information
systems business solutions, and provide imput on service delivery.
* Working with the vendor implementation teams, BTC Consultants, and
super users to develop system test plans and associated test data and
execute User Acceptance Testing (UAT) for system modules assigned.
Ensure results of the conducted tests are well documented and failed
items are tracked for follow-up to completion.
* Become familiar with all available standard reports for the system modules
assigned.
* Develop proficiencies with report writing tools to perform specified data
analysis and studies as requested on system modules assigned; develop
and present as hoc reports in support of various initiatives.
* Assist with the creation of training materials and the user training itself
for the system modules assigned. Training materials includes business
processes, system features, functionality, technology capabilities and
limitations, ect.
* Develop post implementation documentation to assist with the support
of users and the daily maintenance and management of the system.
Documentation includes but is not limited to screen shots, process
diagrams, system enhancement requests, standard operating procedures,
etc. ...
* Provide on-going post implementation systems support for end users as
directed.
* Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by Management.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

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

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

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

RE: Information Systems Business Analyst Human Resources


the successful apprehension
and dismantling of a major
trafficking group that had
shipped quantities of firearms
to the Bahamas for years.
This group operated
between Florida and Georgia
and the Bahamas.
The report said: "It is safe
to conclude that this operation


has made a severe impact on
the number of firearms that
make their way into the coun-
try."
The RBPF laid out its goals
for gun interdiction in 2005:
To take 300 illegal firearms off
the streets; focus on the source
of the illicit firearm and
with international partners


apprehend offenders.
Police also plan an intense
recruitment drive for confi-
dential sources, an increase in
intelligence-led operations and
to continue to foster relation-
ships between uniformed
and plain clothes sections
by ensuring more joint opera-
tions.


Warning for licensed




firearm owners


* By A FELICITY INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter
A FIRM warning is being sent to owners of
licensed firearms in the country to be more dis-
creet and conscientious as the 2004 crime report
shows a significant number of licensed weapons
being used to commit serious crimes.
Last year, numerous gun licences were
revoked, and that trend is set to continue in
2005, according to Chief Supt of Police Marvin
Dames.
He said if gun owners fail to abide by the
law as it relates to those weapons, the owners
will lose their licence.

Stolen
Of the 39 twelve-gauge shotguns seized in
2004, 69 per cent were licensed shotguns that
had been stolen out of the homes of individuals.
According to Mr Dames, many were also
stolen from licensed gun owners who would
travel with their weapons in their cars, and they
would then be stolen out of the vehicle.
Mr Dames told The Tribune: "If the owner is
irresponsible, if he has no regard for where he
keeps it, the weapon poses a serious threat."
In 2004, 185 firearms were seized by the
police force. This number decreased by five 'ir
cent compared to 2003. Ballistic testing result-


ed in 59 firearms being traced to their origin.
Forty-three of them originated from the state of
Florida, and nine per cent from Georgia.
Preliminary figures indicate that 56 per cent of
murders and 76 per cent of armed robberies
were committed with the use of a firearm last.
year.

Pattern
Also during 2004, an increasing pattern of
people being found in possession of firearms
while on the street, either on foot or in vehicles,
was observed, police said. This amounted to 30
per cent of all firearms seizures.
Through police operations or raids, the great-
est number of guns seized came out of private
homes.
According,to Mr Dames, co-operation from
the community helped the force achieve its
goals in illicit gun eradication. He called for
more co-operation from the public in 2005.
He said increased intelligence techniques will
be used in 2005, with a goal of wiping 300 guns
off the streets this year.
The 9mm remains to be the popular gun on
the street, with nearly 50 being seized in
2004. About 20 imitation weapons were confis-
cated.
During 2004, 238 persons were arrested for
possession of firearms and/or ammunition.


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ASP Dean hails 'flagship' Urban Renewal Project


* By LINDSAY
THOMPSON
Bahamas Information
Services
THE Urban Renewal Project is
a flagship community-policing
model demonstrating the bene-
fits of safe and confident com-
munities throughout New Provi-
dence and Grand Bahama, says
Assistant Superintendent of
Police Stephen Dean.
ASP Dean, consultant to the
Grand Bahama Urban Renewal
Project, presented an overview of
the new thrust during the Royal
Bahamas Police Force annual
Press Conference on January 11
at Police Headquarters.
The brainchild of Prime Minis-
ter the Perry Christie and devised
by Police Commissioner Paul Far-
quharson, the scheme, which
started out as the Farm Road Pro-
ject, can be viewed as one of the
most ambitious crime reduction
experiments undertaken by the
Police Force in recent history.
"It is an experiment that is a
comprehensive Policing Plan,
which is the most extensive of its
kind in the region, and it sits
among the top five community
policing experiments in the
world," ASP Dean said.
The police is being assisted in
the integrated sustainable devel-
opment scheme by the Depart-
ment of Social Services, the
Department of Environmental
Health Services, the Ministries of
Works, Housing, Education and
Youth, Sports and Culture, and
community leaders.

Quality
According to ASP Dean, there
has already been a reduction in
the level of crime, which has fun-
damentally transformed and
improved the quality of life in the
affected communities.
The project aims to, amongst
other things, substantially reduce
the levels of unemployment, cre-
ate a healthy and clean living
environment, reduce crime and
violence, provide services at
affordable and sustainable levels,
and upgrade existiJg housing
environments and create addi-
tional affordable housing oppor-
tunities.
ASP Dean said that since the
implementation of the project in
the Prime Minister's constituency
of Farm Road two years ago,


"It is an experiment that is a
comprehensive Policing Plan,
which is the most extensive
of its kind in the region,
and it sits among the top
five community policing
experiments in the world."


Assistant Superintendent of Police Stephen Dean


much progress has been achieved.
"The residents of Bain and
Grants Town, Englerston, St.
Cecilia, Fort Charlotte, and the
entire community of Grand
Bahama, are benefiting from the
transformation taking place in
their respective communities," he
said.

Coveted
In 2003, the Police Force
received the coveted Association
of Caribbean Commissioners of
Police (ACCP) Motorola Com-
munity Policing Award at the
ACCP Conference in Bermuda.
Last year, the force won the 2004
International Association of
Chiefs of Police and ITT Indus-
tries Community Policing Award
over 135 entrants worldwide, for
its work on the "Missing Boys"
case in Grand Bahama.
Commissioner Farquharson
mandated that the Urban Renew-
al Project be duplicated in an
inner city of Freeport, Grand
Bahama, where lawlessness
seemed to prevail in the area
commonly referred to as "The
Ghetto".
Inspector Noel Curry, who has
galvanised the support of a wide-
cross section of the community
and transformed "The Ghetto"
into the "Garden Villas", to
reflect a positive lifestyle in
the community, heads that pro-
ject.
ASP Dean noted that the
Urban Renewal Project has been
extended to all of Grand Bahama
following the devastating hurri-
canes Frances and Jeanne last
summer, with an aim to restore
normalcy on the island.
"As a result of the timely
expansion of the project in Grand


Bahama, many distressed neigh-
bourhoods are being reborn,
thanks to the efforts of thousands
of community-based groups
working with a host of public
and private sector partners,
including the church," ASP Dean
said.
He revealed that since the
inception of the project, the police
have learnt several lessons -- the
importance of working in harmo-
ny with relevant government
agencies and the community; a
project of such magnitude
requires total support of the Gov-
ernment; the project has allowed
the Police Force to return to the
philosophy of Community Polic-
ing and to reintegrate itself into
the fabric of society thus rein-
stating public confidence.
Confirming the success of the
Urban Renewal Project in Grand
Bahama, Insp Noel Curry said
there has been a gradual change
in the attitudes of residents, espe-
cially the children.

Parties
Insp Curry also highlighted
summer youth programmes,
Christmas parties, clean-up cam-
paigns, camping and other com-
munity projects, which he said
attributed to the positive turn-
around in lifestyles in the com-
munities since the Urban Renew-
al Programme was instituted in
Grand Bahama on November 1,
2003.
The Englerston Community is.
also reaping dividends from the
implementation of the Urban
Renewal Project, under the direc-
tion of Inspector Bruce Arnett.
He said an assessment conducted
revealed an acceptable level of
criminal aili\it\ being conmmit-
-- -


ted in the once peaceful neigh-
bourhood.
"As a result, a plan was strate-
gised with the main focus being to
reduce the level of criminal
behaviour, and to reclaim, restore
and rebuild a partnership
between the police and the com-
munity," he said.
To achieve this goal, he said,
the Police Force took a closer
look at the Police Act, which pro-
vided for the mobilisation of dis-
trict constables, and volunteers
in the area to assist the police in
the community effort.

Citizens
Subsequently, the Engerlston
Urban Renewal Project was
launched and has over 40 district
constables and citizens involved in
the community policy pro-
gramme, a number of whom were
present at the press conference.
The district constables conduct
around-the-clock patrols and staff
work out of the Engerlston Urban
Renewal Project office 24 hours
daily.
"As a result of this initiative
and the direct partnership
between the community and
police, the area has experienced
a significant decrease in
criminal activities and other anti-
social behaviour," Insp Arnett
said.


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VACANCY NOTICE

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

POSITION SUMMARY

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

DUITES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience in a finance role specifically
relating to control of the general ledger, and financial reporting and
analysis.
Demonstrate aptitude in the use of Microsoft office suite plus database
driven application software.
Ability to create, compose and edit written materials; proven analytical
communication, research, and writing skills.

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

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

RE: Information Systems Business Analyst Human Resources


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* By PAUL G.
TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
A TESTIMONIAL ban-
quet to honour Janet Bost-
wick was held over the week-
end to pay recognition to "a
woman for all seasons" who
has done so much in her polit-
ical life to improve the status
of Bahamian women.
Attended by the leader of
the Free National Movement
and numerous other members
of the party, along with for-
mer attorney generals and
members of the Bar Associa-
tion, the former representa-
tive for the constituency of
Yamacraw was highlighted as
being a woman of many firsts
within the Bahamas.
Champion
"To know her is to love her.
She is our princess. She is our
first lady of Parliament. She
has been our Attorney Gen-
eral, our minister of Foreign
Affairs, our champion of
women's rights. Her place in
Bahamian history has certain-
ly been established for all
time," said Senator Tommy
Turnquest, the leader of the
FNM.
"Yes our Free National
Movement, with the help of
women like Mrs Bostwick,
brought Bahamians a mighty
long way, when we were tem-
porarily interrupted back in
2002. As the leader of our
great party, I solemnly pledge
that persons like Mrs Bost-
wick, and other living heroes
of our party, will not be
allowed to slip into the land


* JANET BOSTWICK at her testimonial banquet.
(Photo: Felipi Major/Tribune Staff)


of isolated inactivity," he said.
Senator Turnquest
announced that he will
appoint a Senior Advisory
Council to work with him and
the executive committee
towards making the FNM the
next government of the
Bahamas.
"We cannot afford to allow
such experience and wisdom
to lie fallow and not be used to
the maximum benefit for our
party and for the Bahamian
people. Mrs Bostwick, we
need you, and I trust that
Almighty God will give you
strength and health to contin-
ue to inspire, to motivate, and
to stir pride in the hearts of
all Bahamians," he said.


Mrs Bostwick thanked the
organising committee for all
their hard work in making the
night such a success, and said
that while she has come to the
end of her elected political life,
she wished that it had not
come at the end of a defeat
"I'd like to thank all of
_those who have come out
tonight, especially those on
the other divide of the political
spectrum.
"Thank you very much for
being here. "
"It is incumbent for each of
us to ensure that the Bahamas
we leave our children is better
than the one we have worked
so hard to attain," Mrs Bost-
wick said.


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L OAL NEWS


Sean Farrington achieves



international certification


"I am a strong believer in
diversification and knowledge
expansion. So having been
successful in architecture I
decided to give the hotel
industry a try."

Sean A Farrington


CONGRATULATIONS
are extended to Sean A
Farrington for successfully
completing the Certified
Engineering Operations
Executive, (CEOE)
examination in December
2004.
The announcement was
made by Caroline Cooper,
CHA, Chairman of The
Educational Institute of
The American Hotel &
Lodging Association Cer-
tification Commission and
Dean, The Hospitality Col-
lege, Johnson and Wales
University.
The CEOE designation
is one of the highest
achievements awarded by
the Educational Institute
of The American Hotel &
Lodging Association
(AH&LA).
Skills
To qualify for this dis-
tinction, hospitality pro-
fessionals must demon-
strate their skills and abili-
ties through academic
achievement and industry
experience.
The programme requires
each candidate to complete
a comprehensive examina-


tion which test skills in the
areas of hotel operations,
financial management,
human relations,
human resource manage-
ment and administrative
skills.
Originally trained and
certified as an architect
Sean made a conscious
decision approximately six
years ago to accept a new
challenge.
Successful
"I am a strong believer
in diversification and
knowledge expansion. So
having been successful in
Architecture I decided to
give the Hotel industry a
try". Sean joined Atlantis
in 1998 as a Project Co-
ordinator for the
Royal Tower expansion
project.
Since then he has contin-
ued to move successfully in
the organisation as a
Special Project
Manager, Director of Engi-
neering at Harborside @
Atlantis, now to his
present position as Asst
Director of Engineering at
the One&Only Ocean
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childcare experience (with formal qualification
desirable but not essential) and will be able to
assist in motivational activities and learning
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ital and coastal towns as stores
and the only radio station closed,
according to Associated Press.
President Bharrat Jagdeo's
residence in the capital of
Georgetown was among prop-


erties inundated with muddy
water, said Robert Persaud, a
presidential spokesman.
The National Weather Ser-
vice reported that eight inches
(217 millimeters) of rain fell
between Friday night and Sat-
urday morning. Forecasters pre-
dicted more rain through the
weekend.
Many shops in Georgetown


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postal workers were unable to
deliver mail. Some grocery
stores in the capital were open,
with vendors standing in ankle-
deep water.
Several homes and avenues
in the capital were knee-deep in
muddy waters.
Residents used buckets to
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VACANCY NOTICE

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

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

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

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

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

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

Director
Human Resources & Administration
The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd.


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that Kerzner International
along with Higgs and John-
son, KPMG, Ernst and
Young and Bahamas
Realty have made commit-
ted themselves to this pro-
ject.
"Montagu is an impor-
tant area in the Bahamian
community and it should
be maintained according-
ly."
Montagu Park was
recently refurbished by


Kerzner International, in
partnership with Ben &
Jerry's Homemade Ice
Cream Inc out of Vermont.
Ben & Jerry's provided
both funding and labour
while here on their Annual
Franchise Holders Con-
vention at Atlantis.
Mrs Gibson, went on to
say that Atlantic Medical
was happy to see others
recognize the significance
of Montagu Park and was
joining the effort to keep
it up to standard.


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IMAGINE visiting a furni-
ture warehouse to purchase a
dining room set. There are four
identical sets, yet each has a dif-
ferent price. Of the four sets,
three seem overpriced. After
comparing, you would proba-
bly purchase the one with the
lower price. All had the same
features and the same number
of chairs, so why pay more?
Overpricing a home can bring
the same results. Think how a
buyer would react. After look-
ing at half a dozen homes, the
search is narrowed to three that
meet the purchaser's needs.


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condition t o of them
are priced "ell abo\e the
third.
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the lower priced home. After
all, why pay more for the same
features? Purchasers use over-
priced homes to justify their


* PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti
ARGENTINA'S foreign minister promised Saturday that his
country would stay engaged in helping Haiti overcome its crisis and
urged other countries to do the same, according to Associated Press.
"The task we must take on is to see to it that all the promises that
the international community has made vis-a-vis Haiti be kept," said
Rafael Antonio Bielsa, wrapping up a two-day visit to the volatile
Caribbean country. "What I can assure is that the government of
Argentina is committed to helping ... in the solutions to Haiti's
problems until those problems are resolved."
Argentina has contributed 550 troops to the Brazil-led U.N.
peacekeeping force that is trying to maintain security amid lingering
tensions since the revolt that led up to the Feb. 29 ouster of President
Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
Political
Bielsa, who holds the rotating presidency of the U.N. Security
Council, met with interim Prime Minister Gerard Latortue, interim
President Boniface Alexander and several political and business
leaders. He was in the country to discuss the U.N. Security Council's
meeting Wednesday on Haiti.
Bielsa said he was concerned about international commitment to
helping pull Haiti out of its crisis, saying the tsunami that killed
157,000 people across 11 countries was likely to distract attention from
the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.
"I'm here to say the truth, and Argentina is very concerned that the
tsunami and all that's happening in Asia will make the problems in
Haiti disappear among the international problems," he told a news
conference.
International donors pledged US$1 billion in aid for Haiti at a
donor's conference in July, but the country has only received about
10 percent of the money, U.N. envoy Juan Gabriel Valdez said dur-
ing Wednesday's U.N. meeting.
The United Nations also initially planned to send in 8,000 peace-
keepers to replace the U.S.-led force in June. But it has taken several
months to muster the current 7,400-strong force.
U.N. peacekeepers have been strained by flood-ralief efforts;
and violence in slums where gangs loyal to Aristide have a
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What if the purchaser does
offer full price on an overpriced


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home? When the appraisal
required by most mortgage.
companies fails to mee
the agreed upon price, the puro
chaser will be forced look else*
where.
Homes rarely sell for moral
than fair market value.
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price of your home, ask you
BREA agent to perform
Competitive Market Analysi
to arrive at a price range i
which your home is likely t(
sell. By basing your price 61
facts, you can enjoyan. earl)
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Calvary Deliverance Church
East Street South
Tel: 325-1802


Come and Worship

with us each Monday at

12:30p.m. during our


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2005 Lecture Series
Schedule

January
Women's Health
February
National Heart Month
March
Hypertension
April
National Nutrition Month
May
Senior Health
June
Men's Health
July
Arthritis
Hip & Knee Replacement
August
Mental Health
Alzheimer's Disease
September
Children's Health
October
Cancer Awareness Month
November
Diabetes Awareness Month
December
Managing Stress & Depression


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FREE Health Lecture

Speaker: Dr. Mildred Hall-Watson
Obstetrician & Gynecologist


Topic:
Date:
Time:


Women's Health Issues
Thursday, January 20th, 2005
6:00pm 7:30pm


Venue: Doctors Hospital Conference Room
Q & A: Question and Answer Session to follow lecture.
RSVP: To ensure available seating.


Screenings:


Free Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, and Glucose
screenings between 5pm & 6pm.


Please join us as our guest every third Thursday of the month
for this scintillating series of the most relevant health issues
affecting society today. Refreshments will be provided.


f 'For more information

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DOCTORS HOSPITAL
Healh For Lift


Inventory/Internal Control

Accountant

POSITION AVAILABLE

at

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Qualifications:
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Minimum of 3 years working experience in

the same or similar position.


Skills to include:
Microsoft Word and Excel.
Excellent communication (both written and
verbal skills).
ACCPAC experience a plus


Please send resume on or before January 21st, 2005
Attention: Human Resources Department
Inventory/Internal Control Accountant
P.O. Box SS-6704


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Monday, January 24th @ 10:00 am
Official Opening Ceremony, Main Library Oakes Field Campus

Tuesday, January 25th
Library Open Houses All Day
Main Library, Thompson Boulevard
Hilda Bowen Library, Grosvenor Close
Law Library, Thompson Boulevard

Wednesday, January 26th
Library Open Houses All Day
School of Hospitality and Tourism Studies Library
Northern Bahamas Campus Library

Thursday, January 27th @ 12:30 pm
Meet The Writers Programme
"Potcakes: Dog ownership in New Providence, The Bahamas"
By
W.J.Fielding, Jane Mather, and Dr. Maurice Isaacs
British Colonial Hilton, 1 Bay Street
(By Invitation)

Friday, January 28th
Staff Training Workshops / T-Shirt Day
...............................................................................................


COB FUN WALK
Theme: "WALK FOR HEALTH & LIBRARIES"
Saturday, 5th February 2005
6:00 A.M.

Route: SHTS Parking lot, north on Thompson Boulevard to Poinciana Drive, East
on Poinciana Drive to Baillou Hill Road, North on Baillou Hill Road to Bay Street,
West on Bay Street to Nassau Street, onto Thompson Boulevard returning to SHTS.


STAFF VACANCY

VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

The Vice President of Finance and Administration (VPFA) reports to The President and is
responsible for ensuring the financial well-being of the College; providing visionary leadership
and sound management for the College's administrative and financial operations including the
establishment of policies, controls and procedures. This individual will be a member of the
President's Cabinet.
The College of The Bahamas has an annual budget of $34 million. The VPFA has oversight over
all financial matters including the bookstore, cafeteria, business centre, human resources, security
and facilities.
This is a position of significant visibility and influence. It requires an experienced professional
whose background is characterized by initiative, achievement, leadership and proven expertise
in the field of higher education finance and administration.
The College of The Bahamas is the national institution of higher education in The Commonwealth
of The Bahamas. The institution grants Associate and Bachelor and some joint graduate degrees
to nearly 4,000 students located around the Bahamian archipelago. It has extensive links with,;
higher education institutions in the Caribbean and North America and its credits are accepted
by colleges and universities in those regions and in Great Britain. It is poised to embark aggressively
upon a major expansion of its programme offerings, research activities, and physical facilities,
all with a view to seeking a charter as a university by 2007.
This position requires an advanced degree in an appropriate field.and a strong background related..
to finance and budget development, facilities master planning, business, human resources; an,
effective,.proactive and collaborative leadership style with a proven record of managing technological .
and organizational change; and an ability to understand the mission, goals and objectives of a
young and growing College which is moving towards a tradition of shared governance.
The College of The Bahamas is a quasi-government organization. As a result it is necessary to
have an understanding of the government's budget processes and be able to effectively
communicate with external agencies.
Demonstrated knowledge of critical issues in higher education, including collective bargaining
and accreditation would be an asset.
The successful candidate should possess a minimum of a Master's Degree or equivalent
professional qualification in an appropriate, business/financial discipline and at least ten years
of senior level management experience preferably in an institute of higher education.
The Application Process:
Please submit the following:
1. A letter of interest
2. A complete resume that includes a chronological work history.
3. The names, current addresses, email and telephone numbers of at least five work related
references.


Please submit your complete application to:


Mail:


ENTRY FEE: $10.00
Entry deadline: 5:00 p.m., 4th February 2005
Funds raised have been earmarked for the new COB library
Name:


Date of Birth

[] Male


(D/M/YR.) --,


[] Female


EMERGENCY CONTACT:
H W

-Do you suffer from any medical condition that we should kno\\ about?
[] Yes [] No If yes please explain.

**The College of the Bahamas will not be responsible for any injuries incurred**
Check one of the following categories:


[] Under 20
[] 51 60


[] 21- 30


[] 31-40


[] 41 50


[] 61 & over


Signature:
PLEASE RETURN REGISTRATION FORM TO
THE OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, OAKES FIELD
CAMPUS, "A" BLOCK
TELEPHONE: 302-4306 OR 302-4454


SIXTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
OF COUNSELLORS
Hosted by COB's Counselling & Health Services Department
February 24 & 25, 2005
British Colonial Hilton
THEME: "ONE VISION, ONE VOICE"
Early Bird Special: $110.00 (by Monday, January 31)
Fees include lunch, coffee breaks, conference material and parking
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? School counsellors, church counsellors, grief counsellors,
community counsellors, social workers, nurses, police officers and persons who counsel
during times of disasters and crisis.
For more information, please contact Teorah Ferguson, conference chairperson
Phone: 302 -4449 Fax: 302-4448 Email: tferguson@cob.edu.bs









Attention Former P.A.C.E. Students
(1970 2000)
COB's Research Unit wants to hear from you!

Please contact the Research Unit at telephone numbers:
326-4501/2 or via e-mail: researchjv@cob.edu.bs
by January 24, 2005 to assist with ongoing research.


Director, Human Resources
The College of The Bahamas
Oakes Field & Thompson Boulevard
P. 0. Box N-4912
Nassau, Bahamas
Attention: Patricia Ellis
Facsmile:
(242) 302 4539
Email:
hrapply@cob.edu.bs
Applications must be received no later than January 27, 2005.


Centre For Continuing Education & Extension Services (CEES)
THE BECKER CPA REVIEW
BAHAMAS LOCATION- Nassau
Starts: 29th January 2005
Since its debut, the Becker CPA Review Programme has ,cnsit.iul v
delivered superior exam preparation. Becker students pa n at nv i
the rate of non-Becker students. Clearly, Becker of.ei distract
,and unparalleled advantages that no other CPA re 3iS cows6
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The Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination 3. the leader
and grandparent of all professional accounting examinauoD r, The
benefits include higher salary, increased confidence and compererce. .
and recognition as a member of an elite group of profes.oonal.
Opportunities available to CPAs are positions in a go% ernmen.-
or not-for-profit organization, public or private companies, or an
accounting firm. As a CPA you could specialize in Informanon Technology Ser nices. Financial Planning,
Auditing, Estate Planning, Management Accounting, Public Accounung. Ta\ Admunistration. International
Accounting and much more. We can help you to chart a course for a successful and rewarding career in
professional accounting!
* Tuition is same as in United States: $2,100 Ask About Our Easy Payment Plan!
Financial Reporting (F): $650
Accounting & Reporting/Regulation (R): $520
Law/Business Concepts (L) $455
Audit/Attestation (A) $455
FEES: Registration: $40. Library & Computer Fee: $100 Insurance: $25
Books: Available at COB Bookstore
* Repeat Candidates: 50% Discount on Tuition
* Tuition Free Continuing Help Available to Qualified Applicants
CLASSES MEET: Saturdays: 8:30am-5:30pm
Secure Your Seat By Enrolling Today!
Tel. (242) 325-5714/328-0993/328-1936 Fax: (242) 322-2712
THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS
Centre For Continuing Education & Extension Services (CEES)
Fees and Tuition may be paid by cash, credit card, or bank certified cheque to The College of The Bahamas
Business Office, Oakes Field Campus, Poinciana Drive.


APPLICATION DEADLINE
Application deadline for all new applicants interested in attending The College of The Bahamas
this Fall (September) 2005 semester, are reminded of the following:


Application deadline:
Application fee:


February 4, 2004 at 4:00 pm
$40.00


Note: The following supporting documents must accompany application form
* One copy of pages 1-4 of a valid (not expired) passport or certificate of identity
* One official College/University transcript if previously attended a College/University
* One official High School transcript if still in high school or graduated less than
three years ago
* One copy of all academic certificates (BJC's, BGCSE's, CXC's, GCE's Etc.)
For more information, call the Office of Admissions at 302-4499.

The School of Social Sciences in collaboration with the
Commonwealth Sailing Association
Present "Boatbuilders Bridging The Bahamas.
Monday, January 24th at 700 pm
Guest Speaker: Mr. Kendal Butler::
Venue: Choices Restaurant, Thompson Boulevard
Admission: FREE
For more information, contact the School of Social Sciences at 320-4489


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the FNM has been elected,
and once I am prime minis-
ter, he will be a valuable part
of my team."
He further said that he
does not expect everyone to
agree with his style of lead-
ership, but said he believed
that he has been focused, and
has made his mandate clear.
He also said that in his
opinion the FNM has been
able to advance its pro-
gramme without the party
leader having a seat in the
House of Assembly.
"We have always had a
two-pronged approach. One
inside the House of Assem-
bly, and one outside. We
have been effective and con-
sistent," he said.
The senator reiterated that
he does not envision the for-
mer FNM prime minister
Hubert Ingraham returning
to the forefront of politics,
and conceded that "his shoes
are indeed difficult ones to


fill."
"But there are seasons, and
there will be the next political
season and that season will
be mine," he noted.
Addressing the perfor-
mance of the current PLP
administration, Senator Turn-
quest said that the governing
party has been given a man-
date and "has failed miser-
ably."
The senator yesterday also
took the opportunity to out-
line some issues he would be
focusing on in the event he
were elected to the office of
prime minister.
Mr Turnquest said that the
country's health and educa-
tion system need to be "com-
pletely revamped."
He also said he would in
particular end the monopoly
of government held institu-
tions such as the Bahamas
Telecommunications Compa-
ny (BTC) and the Bahamas
Electrical Corporation
(BEC).


"I believe we should let the
private sector flourish on its
own, with the government
merely acting as facilitator.
This is part of the FNM's fun-
damental tenant philosophy,"
he said.
Senator Turnquest said that
especially in regard to com-
munications technology, the
Bahamas can no longer
afford not to be on the cut-
ting edge.
He also said that although
the past FNM administration
did not have enough time to
finish implementing the
upgrade of the Nassau Inter-
national Airport, this would
be a "number one priority if I
were prime minister tomor-
row."
The FNM leader further
promised that the party's
Code of Ethics would be car-


IVIVJI'4LII, ,.DrI'4IrTII EI ~


expectt to




Minister


ried out under his leadership.
"Under me as prime min-
ister, the Code of Ethics
would be strictly enforced,"
he said.
Senator Turnquest also
explained the relationship
between the four indepen-
dent MPs in the House of
Assembly and the opposition
party.
He said that there are no
current talks underway with
former FNM member Ten-
nyson Wells, although.the MP
for Bamboo Town seems to
idealistically "not be that far
away from the FNM."
He announced that there
have been preliminary dis-
cussions with the MP for
Long Island and Ragged
Island Larry Cartwright, and
that Mr Cartwright would be
welcomed into the party.


urth traffic



ality of 2005


,e one
d.
that officers of the Traffic
e going into schools and oth-
roup establishments to edu-
at walking and driving on
ahamas recorded 50 traffic
ews, police are investigating
abbing incident.
day, Tristai Ferguson, 28,
ttinwood St reet. 1ocatedin
s, when an "old black car"
m.
pants of the vehicle then
car's window and shot Mr


Ferguson in the buttocks, police said.
Mr Ferguson is recovering at Princess Mar-
garet Hospital as investigations continue.
Police are also searching for suspects wanted
in connection with an armed robbery and stab-
bing that occurred outside a bar on Cordeaux
Avenue.
According to reports Mark Barr, 22, "was
walking towards an establishment on Saturday
at 3.45am to get a drink", when he was assault-
ed by a group of four men, police said.
"He was stabbed and chopped about the
body," said Mr-lanna., '
The men escaped in (he vehicle that Mr Barr
Was dm ing that eight, ad Jak freen Nissan Sun '
ny. Mr Barr's injuries were not life threatening
and he is in stable condition at Princess Mar-
garet Hospital.


Regarding Pierre Dupuch,
MP for the St Margarets con-
stituency, the senator said it
would be unlikely that he
would rejoin the party, as "he
seems to be on a irreversible
course in regards to the
FNM."
Although Whitney Bastian,
MP for South Andros, has a
PLP history, "he sometimes
acts as if could belong to the
FNM", but there have been
no concrete talks as yet, said
Senator Turnquest.
Describing what kind of
prime minister the people can
expect if they elect him as
leader of the country, Senator
Turnquest said: "I will be a
prime minister that will lis-
ten, take advice and at the
end of the day act. I will
know that the buck stops at
me," he said.


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one
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evidence,
uch Law
Clinic, or
d Crown
Criminal
ir capital
serious


indictable offences.
The commission will
include notable figures
throughout the community,
such as its chairman Rev Dr
William Thompson, Wayne
Munroe, president of the
Bar Association, Archbish-
op Drexel Gomez, Arch-
bishop Patrick Pinder, and
Bishop Samuel Greene
amongst many others. Also


four

ping that the Free National
kes up and deals with the
sco before 2006. I'm hoping
Liberal Party government
ticipants within the party
entertainment for the gener-
that the PM demonstrates
li power in the leadership of
n hoping that the hurricanes


included will be a represen-
tative from the office of the
Attorney General's office,
along with representatives
from the Ministry of Finance
and the Ministry of Social
Services and Development.
The commission will work
for six months, and then
make recommendations that
they consider appropriate in
relation to its mandate.


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and other atrocities that affect our country take a
downward spiral. Then again, all we can do is
hope, wait and see. I yearn to see what will be
written on this new page.


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January 3, 2004.


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A presentation for 'a


woman for all seasons'


Chief adviser of




Haiti's interim




prime minister is




shot and wounded


A TESTIMONIAL banquet to honour Janet Bostwick was held over the weekend to pay
recognition to 'a woman for all seasons'.
Berkley H. Williams presents Mrs Bostwick with a painting at the event.
(Photo: Felipi Major/Tribune staff)


* PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti
THE interim prime minis-
ter's chief adviser was shot
and wounded Sunday morn-
ing during a failed carjack-
ing attempt in Haiti's capi-
tal, police said, according to
Associated Press.
Raymond Lafontant was
shot once in the stomach in a
Port-au-Prince neighborhood
when a small group of men
trying to steal his car could
not get it started, government
spokesman Mike Joseph
said.
Lafontant was in stable
condition at a hospital in the
capital, Joseph said. It did
not appear Lafontant had
been targeted because the
gunmen had not killed him,
he said.
Driving
Lafontant was driving his
new sport utility vehicle on
his way to his mother's home
when two or three men
ordered him out, Joseph said.
Lafontant gave them the
keys but the attackers could
not start the SUV, so they
fired three shots at him, he
said ...
Joseph said he doesn't
know why the vehicle would-
n't start.


Raymond Lafontant

in 'stable condition'


Lafontant, chief of staff in
the office of U.S.-backed
interim Prime Minister Ger-
ard Latortue, was alone at
the time of the attack,
authorities said. .
Senior government offi-
cials have the option of hav-
ing a security detail assigned
to them but Lafontant choos-
es not to have bodyguards,
Joseph said. No arrests had
been made, national police
spokeswoman Gessy Coicou
said.
Lafontant had a car stolen
from him last summer, but
he was not attacked in that
incident, authorities said.
Before becoming
Latortue's chief aide, he was
head of the Haitian Associa-
tion of Industry. Lafontant,
in his mid-50s, has a back-
ground in engineering and
economics.
Despite the presence of
7,400 U.N.-peacekeepers in
Haiti, carjackings and shoot-
ings are common in Port-au-
Prince, including Pouplard


Avenue, where Lafontant
was attacked. Armed men
have burned more than 30
vehicles in the area since
September, private Radio
Metropole reported.
Poorest
The Western Hemi-
sphere's poorest country has
also seen a rash of political
killings since Sept. 30, when
loyalists of ousted President
Jean-Bertrand Aristide
intensified protests to
demand his return from exile
in South Africa. More than
200 people have been
killed in the capital since
then.
Aristide was ousted last
February in a three-week
rebellion led by former sol-
diers of the disbanded mili-
tary who now patrol wide'
sections of the Caribbean
nation's countryside. EighLt
million people live in Haiti
and most survive on less than
a US$1 a day.


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In announcing the 21 condi-
tions and associated penalties
imposed by the Government
on Colina Insurance Company
and its affiliates in return for
approving its Imperial Life
Financial (Bahamas) acquisi-
tion, Prime Minister Perry
Christie was probably hoping
to draw a line under all discus-
sion of the subject and pacify
critics of the deal.
He was also revealing con-
ditions that many feel should
have been revealed by Colina -
a publicly-listed company -
when the Government


announced it was approving
the acquisition almost a month
ago, since they will have a
material impact on the merged
entity that takes shape. That
particular subject, though, is
for another time, as the Prime
Minister's address to the
House of Assembly in some
respects provided more ques-
tions than answers. The con-
ditions sounded fine in form
and principle, but a quick
analysis raises queries aplein-
ty.
Take the third condition:
that Colina Financial Group,
the parent of Colina Insurance


Company, "must consent to
the separation of its investment
maangement business and
financing activities immedi-
ately". What does this mean?
Does it mean the full divest-
ment of Colina Financial Advi-
sors, the group's investment
management and brokerage
arm, or just placing 'Chinese
walls' between it and the
insurance company? Is it a full
divestment or just in part?
What guarantee is there that, if
a divestment takes place, it
would not be to persons asso-
ciated with Colina?


The Tribune understands
that a divestment is not
required by condition three,
but the Prime Minister and
regulators should have made
this clear.
Then there is the question
of Invesco, a Colina Financial
Group affiliate, having to sell
its 20.7 per cent stake in Colina
Holdings, the company that is
the 100 per cent owner of Col-
ina Insurance. No retail or
institutional investors associ-
ated with Colina or its princi-
pals may buy into this offer-
ing.
How will this be policed or


structured? The Tribune thinks
it will be virtually impossible to
fulfill the latter condition, and
how far does the Government
want to take it? Does it mean
that Colina cannot place and
handle the Invesco offering
itself? Are even social friends
of Colina executives prohibit-
ed from participating? Does
this condition rule out institu-
tional monies managed by Col-
ina? More clarity is required.
Again, on corporate gover-
nance and the insistence that
Colina boards and audit com-
mittees have a majority of


independent, non-executive
directors, how are the regula-
tors going to be able to guar-
antee they are independent of
Colina and its principals? How
involved will these people be
in the company's, affairs and
will they know what they are
looking at? Given that Colina
have a 51 per cent stake in the
company. its principals will still
be able to run Colina Insur-
ance Company as they see fit.
Indeed, some conditions
appear to be going too far. the
condition that all Colina inter-
See COLINA, Page 4B


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
r "he Bahamas is th
world's ninth mo
expensive destiny
ST tion as measure
't by average nigh
ly hotel room prices, with i
workforce the fourth mos
reliant in the world on touris]
to provide them with their job


The World Travel and
Tourism Council's (WTTC)
annual travel and tourism corn-
he petitiveness monitor, published
st at the end of last year, said the ;:
a- Bahamas' hotel price index,
;d measured in US dollars, of
t- $156.39, placed it as the ninth
ts most expensive destination in
st the world.


m
s.


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Nassau in



top three



as cruise




"destination
NEIL HARTNELL behind Caribbean rivals
wfibune Business Editor Cozumel and the Cayman
^ -Islands.


NASSAU is the world's sixth
leading port and destination by
v61ume of cruise ship passen-
gers, a survey has revealed, with
more than 1.9 million visitors
-hiving disembarked there by
tIle time it was conducted in
mid-2004.
Data from international con-
sulting services firm, GP Wild
(International), which was pub-
fished by Cruise International
Magazine and the Florida-
Caribbean Cruise Association's
quarterly magazine, ranked
Nassau as the world's third lead-
ing cruise ship destination,


According to the survey,
1.933 million cruise passengers
had disembarked in Nassau by
the time the survey was taken,
although the dates and para-
meters were not published.
Out of those, some 408 pas-
sengers had embarked for their
cruises in Nassau, with the
remaining 1.932 million having
come to the Bahamas after
embarking at other destinations,
chiefly ports in Florida.
The Cayman Islands was only
narrowly ahead of Nassau, hav-
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Capital Markets


Trading activity this
past week in the
Bahamian market
was moderately
brisk, with just
over 19,000 shares changing
hands. The market saw seven
out of the 19 listed stocks trade,
of which three advanced and
four remained unchanged.
Volume leader for the week
was Doctors Hospital Health
Systems (DHS), with 8,550
shares changing hands and
accounting for 43 per cent of
the total shares traded. The big
mover in the market last week
was Cable Bahamas (CAB),
whose share price rose by $0.10
to close at $7.20.
COMPANY NEWS
Freeport Concrete
Company (FCC) -
FCC is finally out of the 'red',
posting a net profit of $117,000
for its fiscal year ending August
31, 2004, compared to a net loss
of $1.2 million for the equiva-
lent period in 2003.
The impetus behind FCC's
move back into profitability was
the 32 per cent increase in net


BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION


TENDERS FOR THE PROVISION OF MAINTENANCE
SERVICES OF AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEMS AT VARIOUS
NEW PROVIDENCE LOCATIONS OF THE BAHAMAS
ELECTRICITY CORPORATION PREMISES

TENDER NO. 572/04


sales which stood at $22 million,
compared to $16.7 million in
2003.
Operating expenses rose by
3.8 per cent to total $5.5 mil-
lion, of which $2.9 million com-
prises payroll and related costs.
Income from operations for fis-
cal 2004 was $218,000 compared
to a loss of $1 million for the
comparable period in 2003.
The growth in Freeport Con-
crete's hardware and consumer
products segment proved to be
FCC saviour in fiscal 2004, as
net income in this segment rose
to $279,000, compared to a loss
of $980,000 in 2003. The aggre-
gate and ready-mixed concrete
segment posted a loss of
$162,000 versus a loss of
$187,000 in 2003.
One area to note is the 157
per cent increase in accounts
receivables, which rose from
$668,000 to $1.7 million. The
increase in receivables seems to
trek the growth in sales rev-
enues. However, management
of FCC should keep a close
watch on these accounts to
ensure that balances owed are
collected in a timely and effi-
cient manner. Indeed, fiscal
2004 was good to FCC but the
company still has a long way to
go in restoring investors' con-
fidence in its stock.

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Bahamas market


Findex:
Unchanged:
Percentage Change:
Market Capitalisation:
Change:
Volume Traded:
Volume Leaders:
Volume
CAB 1,250
DHS 8,550
CHL 5,781
Major Market Movers:
Closing Price
CAB .$7.20
CIB $7.50
FIN $9.75
KZLB $5.80


420.14
0.00 points
0.00%
$2.1 billion
$4.1 million
19,681

% of Volume
6.35%
43.44%
29.37%

Price Change
$0.10
$0.01
$0.05
-$0.07


International markets
FX Rates
Wkly % Change
CAD $ 1.2154 -1.32
GBP 1.8704 0.05
EUR 1.3106 0.42
Commodities:
Wkly % Change
Crude Oil $ 48.38 6.49
Gold $423.00 0.83
International Stock Market Indexes:
Wkly % Change
DJIA 10,558.00 -0.43
S & P 500 1,184.52 -0.14
NASDAQ 2,087.91 -0.03
Nikkei 11,438.39 0.05


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Ship (From page 1B)


ing received 1.937 million visi-
tors by the survey date, while
The Bahamas Electricity Corporation invites tenders from eligible bidders for the provision Cozumel was some distance
of maintenance services of air-conditioning systems at various New Providence locations away, after 2.518 million visi-
of its premises. tors disembarked there.
Cozumel is a major competitor
to Nassau and the Bahamas for
Bidders are required to collect packages from the Administration Office, Blue Hill & Tucker four-night cruises.
Roads, by contacting:- .- .. ~.. In terms. of cruise ship bases
and destinations combined,
S.. .. ... Nassau was the world's sixth
Mrs. Delmeta Seymour busiest in terms of cruise ship'
Administrative Officer passenger volume, with the
Blue Hill & Tucker RoadsFlorida ports Miami, Port
Blue Hill & Tucker Roads Everglades and Port Canaver-
Nassau, Bahamas al all ahead of it.
Phone No. 302-1158 Numbers appear to be
increasing across cruise ship
Fax No. 323-6852 destinations, with the cut-off
point for the world's top 20
Tenders are to be hand-delivered on or before 21 January 2005 by 4:00p.m. and addressed cruise ports and destinations
standing at 730,000, compared
as follows: to 680,000 in 2003 and 260,000
in 1998.
The General Manager Meanwhile, Freeport was
ranked as the 18th busiest des-
Bahamas Electricity Corporation tination in the Caribbean, hav-
Blue Hill & Tucker Roads ing seen a total of 257,676
Nassau, Bahamas cruise ship passengers either
arrive or embark during the
period in 2004 when the sur-
Attention: Mrs. Delmeta Seymour vey was taken.
The raw passenger visitor
numbers appear to indicate
Marked: Tender No. 572/04 that Nassau and the Bahamas
are more than holding their
"PROVISION OF MAINTENANCE SERVICES AIR-CONDITION SYSTEMS" own in the cruise ship visitor
industry, but serious concerns
remain, not least the fact that
The Corporation reserves the right to accept or reject any or all tenders. per passenger visitor spend -
somewhere in the $60-$70
region continues to lag behind




Pricing Information As Of:cial Advisors Ltd
14 January 2005
BI8X LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES VISIT WWW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM FOR MORE DATA & INFORMATION
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1.042.07 I CHG 00.00 1%CHG 00.00/ YTD 173.77 I YTD % 20.01
52wk-HI 52wk-Low Symbol Previous Close Today's Close Change Dally Vol. EPS $ DIv 5 PIE Yield
1 49 1 10 AD3CO .1ar,,el- 1 10 1 10 000 0 197 0000 N'M1 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 0.00 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 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 5.69 5.80 0.11 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-TI- a-Counter Securities .
52wk-HI 52wk-Low Symbol Bid S Ask S Last Price Weekly Vol. EPS S DIv S PIE Yield
13.00 13 00 Bahamas S'..D rrmra'el 13 00 14 00 1 00 1 328 0 720 105 5 14%
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 10.00 10.35 10.00 0.000 0.800 NM 7.80%
0.60 0.40 RND Holdings 0.29 0.54 0.00 -0.103 0.000 NM 0.00%
'" '' *' Colina Over-The-Counter Securities "-',-.
4300 28 00 ABD.AB .41 00 43 00 41 00 2 220 0000 194 000%
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 Hold;n, U20 29 0 54 0 35 -0 103 0000 N/M 000%
BISX Listed Mutual Funds. ..
52wk-HI 52wk-Low Fund Name NAV YTD% Last 12 Months DIv S Yield %
1 2014 1 1491 Colna rMor.ev Markel Funo 1 201d23"
2.0536 1.8154 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 2.1191"**
10.2148 10.0000 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 10.2648***"
2.1746 2.0012 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.174583**
1.0848 1.0823 Colina Bond Fund 1.084821"*
FINDEX -CLOSE 420.140 I YTD 12.259% / 2003 -0.59498%
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 Colina and Fidelith
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fldelit
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for dally volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week
Change Change in closing price from day to da EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
DaIly Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months NI/M Not Meaningful
PIE Closing price divided by the last 12 month eamings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100
- AS AT DEC. 31, 2004/ AS AT DEC. 31, 2004
* -AS AT DEC. 31. 20041 AS AT DEC. 31. 20044 --- AS AT DEC. 31, 2004
TO TRADE CALL: COLUN4A 42-502-7010 I FIDELITY 242-356-7764


major other Caribbean desti-
nations, where the spend is as
high as $231 per visitor.
The Bahamas also continues
to operate without a renewal
or alternative replacement for
the Cruise Overnight Incentive
Act, which expired at the
beginning of last year.
In addition, tour operators.
Bay Street retailers, excursion
and attraction providers are all
increasingly concerned at the
cruise ship industry's increas-
ing use of private islands such


as Coco Cay and Half Moon
Cay.
The Tribune understands
that the rate of growth in cruise
visitor numbers to these desti-
nations has dwarfed the rate of
increase in arrivals to Nassau
and Freeport, limiting the
'trickle down' effect of spend-
ing by these passengers in the
Bahamian economy.
On the private islands, all
excursions, tours and activities
are effectively run by the cruise
lines.


LEGAL SECRETARY

A commercial law chambers invites applications for the
position of Legal Secretary for a corporate and commercial
attorney.

Core Responsibilities:

Preparation of conveyancing, mortgage, company,
commercial documents and general correspondence.
Liaison with government departments and regulatory
bodies.
Assistance with client record-keeping, billing, and over
all maintenance of client relationships.
Provision of general assistance to administrative team
in the overall supervision and daily operation of the
chambers.

Qualifications:

Bachelors or Associate of Arts Degree in
Secretarial/Administrative Studies, or equivalent
professional qualification (s).
Five (5) years secretarial/administrative experience in
a law firm or financial institution.

Skills and Personal Qualities:

Superior knowledge and experience of MS Word, MS
Outlook, MS Excel and MS Power Point.
Knowledge of conveyancing, mortgages, company
formation and administration, commercial transactions
and anti-money laundering and compliance legislation
and regulations.
Effective leadership, interpersonal and communication
skills.
Strong time-management and organizational skills.
High initiative and motivation.
Team player.

Benefits:

Competitive salary commensurate with experience and
qualifications, group medical and life insurance,
education/professional development subsidy, coaching and
monitoring opportunities, and excellent vacation package.

Interested persons should apply no later than Friday, 28th
January 2005 to:

Law Chambers
P.O. Box CB-11173
Nassau, The Bahamas

email: LegalSecretary_@msn.com


BUSINESS


MARKET WRAP I














City Markets to





break ground on





Cable Beach store





by February 2005
By YOLANDA net earnings, which declined by decrease in supply and mainte.
DELEVEAUX RETAIL $412,000 or 31.85 per cent dur- nance expenses, he said.
Tribune Business Reporter ing the 2005 first quarter. Looking forward for 2005, Mi


Bahamas Super-
markets has told
The Tribune that
it expects to
break ground on
a new Cable Beach store no lat-
er than next months, part of
plans to spend some $8 million
on upgrades and renovations to
its stores in New Providence
and Grand Bahama over the
next two to three years.
The company's older loca-


tions are expected to receive
the greater part of the capital
investment initiative, with work
already completed on expan-
sion efforts to Bahamas Super-
markets' Harbour Bay location.
Work on the Lyford Cay super-
market is also said to have been
substantially completed.
Meanwhile, Bryan Knowles,
Bahamas Supermarkets' chief
financial officer, blamed com-
petitive pricing initiatives and
promotions for a reduction in


Mr Knowles said the reduc-
tion in net earnings for the
quarter was due to a decrease in
gross profit, caused by reduced
gross margins relating to pro-
motions.
An increase of $0.1 million
or 2 per cent in operating and
administrative expenses also
added to the reduction in earn-
ings, and was due primarily to
increases in payroll, utilities and
security expenses.
Operating expenses did see a


Knowles said the company
would work on providing qual-
ity service in its efforts to sup-
port continued growth in sales,
which increased by3.3 per cent
to $27.9 million for the three
months to September 22.
Steps are also being taken to
introduce "a wide selection of
quality products at competitive
prices and create a comfortable
shopping environment [as] our
basic strategy for sales growth
and favourable income results".


Sector (From page 1B)


The most expensive destina-
tion in the world was Mauritius,
as measured by hotel room
rates, which charged an aver-
age of $315.85 per night. Next
was Monaco at $282.56.
A number of Caribbean des-
tinations, including Antigua &
Barbuda, Aruba, Puerto Rico
and St Kitts and Nevis were also
ahead of the Bahamas in the
top 10 most expensive destina-
tions.
Being a relatively expensive
destination is something of a
double-edged sword for the
Bahamas, as it means this
nation's resort industry, in the
words of Kerzner International,
has to 'Blow the Customer
Away', exceeding visitor expec-
tations and providing top-notch
service to justify the room rates
being charged.
Without relatively high room
rates, hotel owners are unable
to make. the profit margins .they


need to reinvest in continually
upgrading and improving their
properties, a problem exacer-
bated by the Bahamas' rela-
tively high labour and utility
costs, plus low productivity.
Meanwhile, the WTTC sur-
vey found that travel and
tourism provided 69.9 per cent
of the Bahamian economy's
total employment in 2004, a
slight increase upon 2000's 69.8
per cent.
However, it represented a
decrease on the 75.1 per cent
and 71 per cent of total jobs that
tourism was said to provide in
the Bahamas during 1990 and
1995 respectively.
Still, the WTTC survey
revealed that the Bahamas' was
the fourth most reliant nation
in the world on tourism to pro-
vide the bulk of jobs -directly
and indirectly in its economy.
Only Antigua & Barbuda, at
95 per cent,.Macau,'n China


with 79.1 per cent, and the Sey-
chelles at 70.2 per cent were
more reliant on tourism for
jobs.
In terms of direct employ-
ment, tourism accounted for 26
per cent of jobs in the Bahamas
in 2004, a slight reduction on
the 26.8 per cent it supplied as a
percentage of the total work-
force in 2000.
In 1990 and 1995 respectively,
the WTTC's data showed that
travel and tourism provided
29.5 per cent and 27.9 per cent
of total jobs. I
The Bahamas did not quite
rank as highly on direct employ-
ment as it did for total employ-
ment spinning off from tourism,
but still made the top 10.
Among those ahead of it were
the Seychelles, the Maldives,
Macau, Aruba and Antigua &
Barbuda.
In terms of sheer numbers,
the told number of jobs direct-


ly provided by tourism in the
Bahamas increased by 5 per
cent between 2000 and 2004,
rising from 40,000 to 42,000.
Direct and indirect jobs stem-
ming from the sector, accord-
ing to the WTTC, increased by
7.6 per cent during the same
period, rising from 105,000 in
2000 to 113,000 in 2004.
The Bahamas was ranked
27th by the WTTC out of all
the countries surveyed for its
tourism infrastructure; 37th for
its openness to tourism; 59th for
deployment of technology in its
tourism industry; 61st on human
resources; 69th on social issues
and 91st on the environment.
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receptionist/clerk

Data processor Accounts clerk position
also entails the handling of cash.

Please forward your resume with your
position of preference to:

P.O. Box EE-15484
Nassau, Bahamas


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knowledge of PHP, we would like to hear from you.

Requirements:
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software for PCs.
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* Able to develop and produce through prepress, print
ads and brochures and other print media collateral.
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English.

Competitive salary ~ Pension Plan ~ Health and Life
Insurance ~ Ongoing career development/training
programmes.

Submission deadline: January 21st, 2005
Resume and cover letter to:
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P.O. Box N-4853, Nassau, The Bahamas


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THE TRIBUNE


BTC signs deal to grow





southern island service


The Bahamas Telecommuni-
cations Company (BTC) has
signed a capacity agreement
with New World Network,
majority shareholder of the
ARCOS fibre optic cable ring,
that will allow the government-
owned company to interconnect
the southern Bahamas islands.
According to a New World
Network statement, the agree-


ment will allow BTC to enhance
the facilities between New Prov-
idence, Cat Island and Crooked
Island via the ARCOS network.
These facilities will serve as
"backbone and hubs" to inter-
connect other Bahamian
islands, while the agreement
with New World Network will
give BTC greater access to the
US and international markets.


Leon Williams, BTC's chief
operating officer and senior
vice-president of operations,
said: "We will continue to
develop and implement an
aggressive expansion plan with
New World Network for both
our domestic and international
connectivity that will support
demand for all the new services
and technologies being imple-


THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES
School of Continuing Studies
NASSAU, BAHAMAS


For the academic year 2005-2006, The School of Continuing Studies in Nassau, Bahamas will
be offering the following face-to-face courses at The Bahamas Tourism Training Centre on
Thompson Boulevard.

AVAILABLE PROGRAMMES

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN ADMINISTRATIVE
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE MANAGEMENT

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGEMENT

CERTIFICATE IN LABOUR STUDIES

1. Applications are invited from persons who wish to pursue the above Programmes.

2. Application forms and information on matters related to courses, fees,
matriculation requirements, etc; may be obtained from:

University of The West Indies, School of Continuing Studies, Bahamas
Tourism Training Centre, Thompson Blvd., Nassau.
Tel: (242) 323-6593, Fax: (242) 328-0622

3. Completed application forms should be returned to the Resident Tutor at the
School of Continuing Studies by February 7th, 2005.

4. Applicants are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of $10.00.

5. Classes will begin in September 2005.


Please note that the offering of any of the above programmes/courses is
subject to the availability of adequate numbers of qualified applicants.




GN- 153




MINISTRY OF HEALTH


BAHAMAS SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PROJECT
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (DEHS)
LOAN NO. 1170/OC-BH


INVITATIONS FOR TENDERS

The Government of The Bahamas is inviting tenders for the contracting of labour,
material and dredging services for Harbour Island and North Eleuthera Refuse
Containers Transfer Sites, and supply of equipment for transfer station.

These projects are a part of The Bahamas Governments Bahamas Solid Waste
Management Programme.

Interested parties may obtain further information including eligibility to participate
and may obtain a copy of the bidding documents upon payment of a non-refundable
fee of fifty ($50.00) dollars per document from:

The Department of Environmental Health Services
Farrington Road
P.O. Box SS-19048
Nassau, N.P.
The Bahamas

Telephone: 322-8037
Telefax: 322-8120

The method of payment will be certified cheques or cash, and the documents would
be ready for review as of Friday, January 21st, 2005.

Tenders are to be submitted in sealed envelope(s) marked, "Tenders for the Dredging
Services for Harbour Island and North Eleuthera Refuse Container Transfer Sites,
and Supply of Equipment for Transfer Station" and sent to:

The Tenders Board
c/o The Financial Secretary
Ministry of Finance & Planning
Cecil Wallace-Whitfield Bldg.
Cable Beach
Nassau, The Bahamas

All tenders must reach the Tenders Board no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, 28th
February, 2005. All tenders must be submitted in triplicate. Tenders will be opened
at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, 1st March, 2005, at the Office of the Tenders Board, Ministry
of Finance.


mented in the Bahamas by
BTC."
BTC's increasing alliance
with New World Network, and
the apparent plan to use it to
provide better telecommunica-
tions services to the southern
Bahamas, are likely to be
viewed by industry observers as
a response to Cable Bahamas'
$50 million fibre optic telecom-
munications link between this
nation and Jamaica.
Cable Bahamas' subsidiary,
Caribbean Crossings, and its
Jamaican partner, Merit Com-
munications, have already
obtained a 20-year licence from
Jamaican regulators for their
subsidiary, Fibralink.Jamaica,
to build and operate submarine
fibre optic cable networks from


that nation.
The consortium is now only
awaiting approval from the
Public Utilities Commission
(PUC) at the Bahamas end.
There has been no indication
as to when this will be forth-
coming, but Caribbean Cross-
ings has set September 2005 as
the date, when its network will
become operational. -
Due to their sparse popula-
tions, providing telecommuni-
cations services to the southern
Bahamas islands will be unprof-
itable for providers, but the fact
that FibraLink's project will be
carrying telecoms and Internet
traffic between Jamaica, the
Bahamas and the US will gen-
erate the bulk of its business
and the profitability.


Without the Jamaica link, it
would be unprofitable for
FibraLink to provide telecom-
munications services in the
southern Bahamas.
It is unclear how BTC will
overcome this problem through
its New World Network
alliance, although it could rely
on New Providence and Grand
Bahama to effectively subsidise
a loss-making service.
The ARCOS cable connects
the US, Mexico, Caribbean,
South and Central America in a
fibre optic telecommunications
ring.
ARCOS is co-owned by 28
national telecommunication car-
riers throughout the region,
although New World Network
has an 88.2 per cent stake,


Colina (From page 1B)


group financial transactions, ser-
vices and arrangements worth
more than $20,000 receive prior
approval from the regulators
coming across as micro-manag-
ing the affairs of a private com-
pany.
And this newspaper, although
no lawver,,has doubts ',vr '
whether the Government can
legally force the removal of
senior officers and directors at
any Colina company if it vio-
lates the conditions of accep-
tance.
Reaction to the conditions
imposed on Colina has been
mixed. Some have described
them as "flim flam", while oth-
ers have told The Tribune that
the key will be whether the reg-
ulators chiefly the Securities
Commission of the Bahamas.
and Registrar of Insurance can
effectively enforce and monitor
them. There are many doubts
in this regard.
It will also be interesting to


tion when minds were on
Christmas. Many policyholders
did not receive their letters by
the December 31 deadline, The
Tribune understands.
So what happens now? Will
Imperial Life policyholders be
given another opportunity to
give 'their consent, or will the
2003 responses ie the final say?
Given that the other conditions
have materially altered the Col-
ina Insurance Company that
will be responsible for meeting
the policy liabilities, they should
be given every chance to have
another say.
In The Tribune's opinion, the
Prime Minister, industry regu-
lators, Colina and Imperial Life
owe the Bahamian public -
chiefly the policyholders
involved and shareholders a
much more detailed explana-
tion of how all these conditions
will play out. Too many futures
are are affected to avoid doing
so.


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 Corp-ti6iiiVits 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 Corporation's 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.


see how Colina's competitors
in the life and health insurance
sector react to the merger. Sev-
eral sources have suggested that'
Family Guardian and British
American Insurance would be a
good fit for each other, given
their hoihe sales orientation.'
i-ndeed. British American is
understood to have been seek-
ing a buyer for some time.
Yet perhaps the biggest ques-
tion left unanswered by the
Prime Minister wgs when he'
stated that Imperial Life poli-
cyholders who wish to remain
with that company and not
transfer to Colina could do so.
How will this work? The let-
ter Imperial Life issued to its
clients in December 2003, ask-
ing its 29,000 policyholders to
respond by December 31 if they
did not wish to transfer to Col-
ina or it would be assumed they
had consented to the move, was
clearly timed and worded to
minimise policyholder opposi-








THE TRIBUNEMONDAYJANUARIYNE7205AGSB


'Biggest near term'


risk


increases


for


Kerzner


The "biggest near term" risk
facing Kerzner International
increased last week due to signs
that the UK government is like-
ly to make further climbdowns
over its controversial Gambling
Bill, which the company was
hoping would pave the way for
three proposed casino/hotel
ventures in Great Britain.
US newspapers reported
opposition MPs and industry
observers as warning that the
Gambling Bill was in danger of
failing and would succeed only
if the UK government made
further concessions.
Some industry observers were
said to fear that the Blair
administration was even pre-
pared to drop parts in the Bill
relating to new casinos in a bid
to get it through the UK Parlia-
ment before May, when a gen-
eral election is expected to be
called.
Any move to drop plans for
new casinos would be extreme-
ly damaging for Kerzner Inter-
national's UK plans, which have
already been jeopardized by
earlier reforms to the Bill.
These saw the number of
'super-casinos' that would be
allowed by the Gambling Bill
reduced from 20 to eight.
Kerzner International has plans
for three such casinos at Lon-
don's Millennium Dome, Man-
chester and Glasgow, and the
restrictions have reduced the
chances of each project getting
the go-ahead.
And analyst Joseph Greff,
who covers Kerzner Interna-
tional for Wall Street invest-
ment bank Bear Stearns, said
in a report released last week:
"We believe each of Kerzner
International's three potential
UK casino projects is less likely
to be successful.
"Additionally, our UK con-
tacts have indicated that the
recent trend towards increased'
government oversight of the
gaming industry makes it
impossible to gauge where and
subject to what concessions casi-
no licences will be granted.
"Furthermore, Kerzner Inter-
national's Millennium Dome
project in London the com-
pany's most-likely-to-succeed
UK development is believed
to have a lower chance of
implementation than Caesars
Entertainment's Wembley pro-
ject."
Aside from the 'super casi-
no' limitations, the UK govern-
ment is now thought to want to
limit the number of small and
large casinos to eight each.


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Royal Bahamian Resort


Is seeking the services of the following positions:

- EXECUTIVE CHEF
> EXECUTIVE ASST. SOUS CHEF
> EUROPEAN TRANSLATOR

All applicants must have excellent Management and
Communications Skills in their respective areas.
Qualified candidates must have 3-5 years experience
in their respective positions.

Please send resume to:

Human Resource Manager
Sandals Royal Bahamian
Email: cmajor@srb.sandals.com
Nassau


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT
Equity Side


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LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000)
GEM ADVISORY SERVICES INC
LIQUIDATOR'S NOTICE
PURSUANT TO SECTION 137 (6) OF
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
WE, Sovereign Directors Limited, Liquidator of Gem Advisory
Services. Inc., hereby certify that the winding up and dissolution
has been completed in accordance with the Articles of Dissolution
and the company has been struck of the Registers of Companies.
Dated the 10th day of January, A.D., 2005.
Sovereign Directors Limited
Liquidator


LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000)
GEM CONSULTING LIMITED
LIQUIDATOR'S NOTICE
PURSUANT TO SECTION 137 (6) OF
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
WE, Sovereign Directors Limited, Liquidator of Gem Consulting
Limited, hereby certify that the winding up and dissolution has
been completed in accordance with the Articles of Dissolution and
the company has been struck of the Registers of Companies.
Dated the 10th day of January, A.D., 2005.
Sovereign Directors Limited
Liquidator


IndiGO

N E T W O R K S

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY




Indigo Networks is looking for applicants to join
our Field Operations Team. This entry level position
offers a successful applicant exposure to emerging
telecommunication technologies. Installation and
configuration of some equipment is physically
demanding and a knowledge of computers and
basic electrical layout is required. Salary will be
commensurate with experience.

Please send resume and references to

P.O. Box N-3920
Nassau, Bahamas
Reference #FOAP



TRADEINVEST ASSET MANAGEMENT LTD.
A private Wealth Management Company and medium-sized
Family Office
Has an opening for an
ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT ADMINISTRATION
Applicants m ust: .. .............. ..... .. .... ......
Be a qualified attorney, however, LLB or other law degree holders
will also be considered.
Have approximately 3-5 years experience in financial services in
any of the areas of trust, banking or investments.
Have the ability to draft or review sometimes complex legal documents
relating to special projects and to confidently communicate with
overseas legal and tax advisors on the same.
Be a seasoned professional who is capable of leading a project,
coordinating its various parts and managing the team associated with
the same.
Be capable of understanding and administering complex fiduciary
structures.
Be comfortable in reviewing financial statements, and have a basic
understanding of investment and financial transactions.
Have the ability to work under pressure and without constant
supervisor.
Have uncompromising personal and business ethics.
Successful candidate will work directly with the President of Tradelnvest
in the management of complex private fiduciary arrangements.
Responsibilities include regular contact with overseas affiliates, associated
trust, banking and investment professionals, as well as legal counsel and
advisors.
Applications may be delivered by hand and marked Private and
Confidential to:
The President,
Tradelnvest Assest Management Ltd.,
West Building,
Lyford Manor, Lyford Cay,
P.O. Box N-7776 (Slot 193),
New Providence, Bahamas.,
Applications must be received by 28th January, 2005...........


IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles Act 1959
Chapter 393 Statute Law of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas

AND

IN THE MATTER of the Petition of GLENDA
J. JOHNSON

"'ti O EOFPETITION''


The Petition of GLENDA J. JOHNSON of the
Settlement of James Cistern on the Island of Eleuthera
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas.

ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land situate in the
Island of Eleuthera one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas measured and
bounded as follows Northeastwardly by a Ten (10)
feet wide road reservation running for 90 feet
Southeastwardly by land the property of Israel Johnson
running for Eighty (80) feet Southwestwardly by
land the property of Israel Johnson running for Ninety
(90) feet and Northwestwardly by land the property
of Taylor Tanis running for Eighty (80) feet which
said piece parcel or lot of land has such position
shape boundaries and dimensions as are shown on
the survey plan prepared by Stafford D. Coakley a
registered surveyor dated November 2000 and is
delineate on the part thereof which is shaded pink.

The Petitioner-in this matter claim to be the owner in fee
simple of the said lot of land and has made application
to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas under Section Three (3) of the Quieting Titles
Act 1959 to have her title of the said lot investigated and
the nature and extent thereof determined and declared
in a Certificate of Title to be granted by the Court in
accordance with the provisions of the said Act.

Copies of the filed plan may be inspected during normal
working hours at;

(a) The Registry of the Supreme Court, Ansbacher
Building, East Street, Nassau, Bahamas.

(b) The Chambers of Cedric L. Parker & Co., Kings
Court, Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas

Notice is hereby given that any person having dower or
right o dower or an adverse claim or claims not recognized
in the Petition shall on or before the 15th day of March,
A,D., 2005 file Notice in the Supreme Court in the City
of Nassau in the Island of New Providence aforesaid and
serve on the Petitioner or the undersigned a statement of
his or her claim in the prescribed form verified by an
affidavit to be filed therewith. Failure of any such person
to file and serve a statement of his or her own claim on
or before the 15th day of March, A.D., 2005 will operate
as a bar to such claim.

Dated this 23rd day of December, 2004

CEDRIC L. PARKER & CO.
Attorneys for the Petitioner


2004
No.00357


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Senior Sports Reporter
IT WAS a pretty good sea-
son opener for quarter-miler
Andretti Bain at the 18th
annual Missouri Invitational
in Columbus, Ohio on


* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
BEFORE the rain came pouring dov n
on Sunday, the Bahamas Boat Owners
and Sailors Association were able to
complete the B Class sailing in the New
Year's Day Regatta.
But the inclement weather forced the
BBOSA to halt their plans to stage the A
class series. The three race series will
now have to wait until this Weekend.
The first two races of the B series were
held on Saturday and the final race was
staged on Sunday with the Eudeva com-
ing out on top.
The Eudeva won the first race, was
second in race two and captured the third
to finish with a total of 14 points, three
more than the Healthcliff and the Lady
Nathalie, who were both tied with 11.
The Healthcliff, however, secured the
second spot after she got second in the
first race, third in the second and sec-
ond again in the third.


Friday night.
Bain led a sweep of four
Oral Roberts University team-
mates in the men's 400 metres.
He clocked 49.37 seconds to
finish ahead of Jonathan
Rivers (49.83), Richard Pet-
zold (50.00) and Ernest Stranz
(50.08).
The quartet also teamed up


to win the 4 x 400 relay in
3:18.54.
Winning
On Saturday, sprinter
Savatheda Fynes made her
comeback, winning her heat,
but losing out in the final at
the Houston Indoor Opener,-


The Lady Nathalie was third in both
the first and third race, while winning
the second race.
The Barbarian and Passion came in a
two-way tie with four points apiece. But
the Barbarian finished fourth after plac-
ing fourth, fifth (did not finish) and
fourth respectively, compared to the Pas-
sion's fifth, fourth and fifth.
Competitive
SAli Ferguson, one of the race coordi-
nators, said the B Class series was very
competitive from the first to the last race.
"We had no complaints. It went very
well," stated Ferguson, who worked
along with Gerard Moxey. "Everybody
was very pleased with the way the regat-
ta turned out.
"The crowd participation was very
good yesterday (Saturday) and there
were a lot of people out here
today before the rain came," Ferguson
stressed.


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while Devario Johnson got
fifth in the men's long jump.
And over at the University
of Kentucky Invitational,
strongwoman Chafree Bain
finished in the top 10 in both
the shot put and discus.
Fynes, who is making a
comeback after sitting out the
majority of last year because


"We had %ery little boats that could
have sailed that didn't sail. We only know
of Ansbacher and Bahama Life, the two
B Class boats, who chose not to sail in
the series."
Ferguson said they had a number of
boats that had consented to show up and
sail in the A Class series, but they didn't
get to sail before the inclement weather.
"The race was very successful for the B
Class and. next week, we will be staging
the A Class, so we're hoping that the
boats %will come out and sail."
The New Year's Day Regatta was orig-
inally set to be sailed during the first
weekend of the New Year. But the
BBOSA had to postpone the competi-
tion because of the junkanoo parades.
Last weekend, the C Class Regatta was
staged.
The regatta is being sponsored by
Burns House and the Ministry of Youth,
Sports and Culture. ..
It kicks off the BBOSA calendar
year.


an injury, got back on the
track on Saturday, winning
her heat of the women's 55
metres in 7.01.
She advanced to the final
with the sixth fastest time and
improved on her time when
she ran 6.99 for fourth in the
final.
"It went really bad," was
how Fynes summing up her
performance. "I didn't get a
good start and so the whole
race went to the dogs.
"In the heats, I got a good
start, but I shot down,with'
about 20 metres. In the finals,
I didn't get a good start and I
was trying to work it. It just
didn't happen."
Concentrate
No" that she's had an
opportunity to run again,
Fynes said she just has to con-
centrate on putting her whole
race together again.
"I have to work on my start
and then my transition
through the whole race," she
reflected. "That's why I think
it will take a number of races
before things start to come
together for me.
"So I just have to go out
there and work on the things
that went wrong in the last
race when I go out there and
compete again. So there's
always room for improve-
ment."
Fynes will have two weeks
to work on her improvement
as she gets ready for her next
meet on January 29 at the


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Devario Johnson, a junior af .
the University of Texas at,
Arlington. The Vanguard.s
University transfer competed
in the men's long jump. i
The 6-foot-3 2001 CM
Bethel graduate soared 22-
feet, 4-inches on his third jum p
after fouling the first two for a-
fifth place finish. 3
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Brian Johnson, competing
unattached, won the event'
with a leap of 25-5 1/4 on hi,;
second attempt.
And Charee Bain, the lone
Bahamian competing at their
University of Kentucky In\ i-'
tational, finished in the top,
ten in both the women's discus'
and shot put.
Bain, a senior at the Uni-
versity of Alabama where
Aymara Albury is a junior,'
was sixth in the shot put with ai
heave of 44-feet. The winning
throw was 46-8 3/4 by Shelaine;
Larson, a senior from Ohio,
State.
Bain, the former AF Adder-,
ley standout, was also 10th in:
the discus with a toss of 51-7;4'
The winning throw was 64-
101/2 by her team-mate, Beth
Mallory, a junior.
Albury, the Bahamas Asso-
ciation of Athletic Associa-
tions' junior athlete of the
year, didn't compete in either
event for Alabama.


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By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
THE Sunshine Auto Ruff Ryders got off to a
good start, but when the Real Deal Shockers got
rolling, there was nothing they could do to contain
them.
In a closely contested battle, Darron 'Plywood'
Longley went ballistic for five of his 12 points to
pull the Shockers from a 69-68 deficit to a 73-71
lead in the fourth quarter.
The Shockers would wind up with a 10-2 tear in
a two minute spurt as they went on to post a 87-73
victory on Saturday night at the AF Adderley
Gym.
Their division one victory gave the Real Deal a
sweep over Sunshine Auto after the Shockers
knocked off the Ruff Ryders 87-80 in the men's
division II opener.
"At that point and time, we just needed a spark,"
said Longley, who hiad inspired himself when he
buried a buzzer-beating three-pointer at the end of
the third quarter to get going offensively off the
bench.
"Once we stayed together, I knew we had a
chance. We just had to believe in one another."
The Shockers' victory improved their record to
5-2, while the loss dropped the Ruff Ryders to the
same mark.
While Longley came off the bench to finish with
just 11, Demycon Bethel was the high man with 18.
His starting backcourt Kirk Neely and big man
Van Hutchinson both scored 15.
', Forward Bacchus Rolle helped out with 13,
Devry Edgecombe had eight and Keno Stuart
,chipped in with six as the Shockers took advantage
on the inside.
For the Ruff Ryders, who blew too many shots,
! especially from the three-point line, from the out-
,side, Jeremy Hutchinson was a tower of strength
for a game high 27.
Both point guard Dereck Cummings Jr and Nel-
son 'Mandella' Joseph lit up the nets for 14 apiece,
but the only other Sunshine Auto player who did
,anything was Wilton Russell with eight.

Time
"We were getting down on each other when we
were making mistakes," said Shockers' coach
James Price. "So I called a time out and told them
that we are a team and we can't be making one
mistake and still expect to be in the game.
"No game is a perfect game. Somebody is going
to make a mistake. If you noticed in the fourth
quarter, after we got over the arguing, we started
to play team ball. We passed the ball around and
we got the good results."
It turned out to be the opposite for Sunshine
Auto who, seemingly, were in control of the game
for the first three quarters.
But once the Shockers made their run, the Ruff
Ryders found themselves bickering. Even when
coach Mario Bowleg called a time out, it didn't
seem to matter.
"There was no reason why we shouldn't have the
game," he insisted. "I just think the guys quit on
the floor. We got a little bit fatigue when Kevin
(Smith) went down early in the game and we did-
n't have a backup for Dereck (Curr kings).
"We didn't suck it up. We just d ided to throw
away the ball and become carele ,. Late in the
game, if you allow a team like the Shockers to get
up 3-4 points with 3-4 minutes left in the game, it's
going to be an uphill battle to get back in."
The Ruff Ryders also got away from taking the
ball inside where Jeremy Hutchinson played very
well against the defence, especially matched against
his older brother, Van Hutchinson.
By shooting from the outside, Sunshine Auto
allowed the Real Deal to control the tempo of the
game from the inside where they crushed the
boards and got the outlet passes to run the fast
break.
The Ruff Ryders had led all three quarters, 17-
15 at the end of the first, 41-37 at the half and 60-
53 after the third. But they couldn't stop the Shock-
ers in the fourth.
Longley had nine points in the period; Neely
six, including three straight f m the free throw line
on a foul when he attempted three-point shot and
Van Hutchinson, Keno Stuart and Bacchus Rolle
all contributed four.

Shockers 87, Ruff Ryders 80: Kevin Coakley
canned 19 and Corey Williams helped out with 17
as the Real Deal pulled off the division II opener.
The Shockers led 21-17.at the._end of the first
quarter, trailed 41-39 at the half, but regained the
lead, 61-55, after the third quarter.
Ernest Saunders led Sunshine Auto with a game
high 24 and Dario Seymour scored 15 in a losing
effort.


THE first track and field meet of the year saw T'Shonda Webb and
Von Wilson burning rubber on the track. while strong woman Tra-
cy Mormson hurled the la\elin to what she called "the beginning of
a new feeling."
The Odd Distance meet, which was held on Saturday by the
Bahamas Association of Athletic Associanons (BAAA), was defined
as a pace seller by many of the athletes who participated.
For \Wilson. the meet was a test to show exactly where he was at
after several months of hard off-season training.
Wilson, who spent one 5ear competing on the collegiate level,
returned to the capital to train with the Bahamas Speed Dynanucs,
and is hoping that his hard training will pay off as the Central Amer-
ican and Caribbean games approach
On Saturday, he competed in the open men's 350m and 600m, win-
ning both in a time of 41 54 seconds and 1-20.83 seconds respecti.e-
ly.
"NMy races were pretty impressive. the times and everything, but I
don't think I stuck to the game plan," said Wilson, who admitted to
still having more than three months to train for CAC.
"In the 350m I was suppose to run the first cur e hard and relax on
the back stretch a little then sling back oti the second curve and use
high knees to drie me home
"Instead of doing this I went like approximately. 75 per cent out and
tried to shut everything down to close at the line
"I ha'e to run the 600(m so hopefully I will be able to relax and run
a technically sound race properlN."
Junior athletes and Canfta hopefuls Cache Armbrister and Teneil
Poitier had to duel it out in the 300m for under 17 girls.

Training
The training partners claimed to have used each other in the
event to not only better their times but. to really see exactly what they
would have to work on %when they return to practice on Monday.
Armnbrister. who went on to win the 150 and 3X00m just ahead of
Poiner said: "I knew Tenedl was behind me so I knew ift I wanted to
%win the race I would ha\e to run.
"I wasn't too worried about the rest of the field: I know m\
strengths and weaknesses so w hat I tried to do was get out really fast
so I could run at least a 85 to 95 per cent race
N"My training is going good. my goal this year is to make the Carif-
ta team and medal, that was my first tune last year and I think I did
pretty well.
Armbrister won the 15tm in a time of 1S.03 seconds, coming in sec-
ond was lesha White in 18.2S seconds. Natavia Beneby in 18.54 and
Poitier in 1S.73 seconds.
The 300m also went to Armbnster in 39.95 seconds; Poitier w.as sec-
ond in 40.23 seconds while La Toia Sto'el finished in 42.17 seconds.
In the open \omen's 60m. 150m and 350m, Webb ran away from
the pack in times ot 7.62 seconds, 18.22 seconds and 40.39 seconds.
Rounding out the beld in the open women's 60m were Ashleigh
Rolle in 7.66 seconds, Tina Ferguson in 7.80 seconds and .Alexander
Oembler in 7.97 seconds
In the held events, Mornson headed the iaelhn 37.S0m to win the
e'ent and 11.36 to claim the shot putt. Heneka Rolle and Deandre
McPhee rounded out the fic Id in the event with top throws of 11.18m
and 10.76m. respectively.
Across the field James Rolle leapt 1 70m in the open men's high
jump to take top honours. while \oung Gerard Brown soared to
6 02m to take the under 17 boy's long lump.
In the under 12 bo,'s events Gio anru Culmer was the show stop-
per. winning the 300m in 43 .S6 seconds, long lump with a jump of
3 98m and fiunshing second in the 60m with S 4,S seconds
On the girls end. Carlissa Gray was the donuminant under 12 GraN
won the 60m in a time of 8.S9m. finishing second as Spring Wdlliams
in 9.26 and Shike.a Stubbs in 9.40m
Ho"we\er in the 300m and long jump Gra. had to settle for second
with 4&.57 seconds and 3 3Sm. Winning the 300m was Rhema Far-
rington in 46.57 seconds in the long lump. De'mnne Charlton's 3.47m
was enough to gie her the first place prize.
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