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Human rights

activist responds to

Miller comments


* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Senior Staff Reporter
THE Haitian community is
near a state of "total panic",
fearing that the current tense
relations with Bahamians may
be increasing the possibility of
large scale conflict, human
rights activist and lawyer Elizier
Regnier told The Tribune yes-
terday.
Mr Regnier was responding
to what he called "anti-Haitian"
remarks made by Trade and
Industry Minister Leslie Miller
in the House of Assembly this
week. Mr Regnier believes that
Mr Miller's comments echo the
sentiments of many Bahamians.
The lawyer claimed that
activities like the immigration
department's aggressive round-
ups of suspected illegal immi-
grants are creating a tense "pre-
genocidal state".
The comments of the minister
feed the mistrust of Bahamian
officials, who seem to be
increasingly anti-Haitian in their
attitudes, he claimed.
During his contribution to the
debate on the Rent Control Bill
in the House of Assembly on
Wednesday, Mr Miller said that
the Bahamas is facing a "cata-
strophe" and is sitting on a
"time bomb", which will
explode unless the country deals
realistically with the issue of ille-
gal immigration.
He claimed that affordable
rental units are being removed
further from the grasp of


Bahamians because of the high
number of illegal immigrants in
the country. Mr Miller told the
House that there are some land-
lords who will not rent to
Bahamians because they can
make more money from illegal
immigrants than from bona fide
Bahamians.
The minister further claimed
there is a situation developing
where illegal immigrants are
also using educational and
health care facilities to the detri-
ment of Bahamians requiring
the same services.
"If I was to take you to
Garvin Tynes Primary (School)
in Sunset Park Number One
there are more Haitians, Hait-
ian-Bahamians, you can call
them whatever you will, in that
school as students than Bahami-
ans like you and me who were
born here," said Mr Miller.
Although Mr Regnier said
that Mr Miller's statements
were "classic Miller", he point-
ed out that leaders have a
responsibility to be sensitive to
the social health of a country.
"We know that he is no diplo-
mat, but this aggressive verbal-
ism, these scare tactics are total-
ly unnecessary. I know he is a
politician but no doubt there
are people in his (Blue Hills)
constituency of the heritage he
spoke out against yesterday
who can vote," said Mr Reg-
nier.
Mr Miller, he said, has shown
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Coast guard visitors to children's home


TWENTY-FIVE crew members of the U S Coast Guard Vutter Valiant donat-
ed six hours of volunteer time yesterday at the Elizabeth Estates Children's Home.
Their community relations project included painting, tree planting, yard work and
the installation of bunk beds donated by the Lyford Cay Foundation.
There are currently 43 children living at the hostel ranging in agre from 10 to 18,
according to Ms Cherely Kelly, administrator of the Home.


Investigation

launched into

reggae star's

allegation

of 'assault'
* By PACO NUNEZ
Tribune Staff Reporter
A FULL investigation is
being launched into allegations
that a police officer assaulted a
Jamaican reggae star at Nassau
International Airport, The Tri-
bune learned yesterday.
Acting Commissioner of
Police John Rolle said that his
officers are taking the allega-
tion that reggae artist Richie
Spice was attacked by a Drug
Enforcement Unit (DEU) offi-
cer very seriously.
"We are launching a full scale
investigation," he said. "We are
very concerned."
Mr Rolle said that the offi-
cer in charge of the Police Com-
plaints Unit had been informed
of the allegation and stressed
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E By A FELICITY
INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter
A HAITIAN boat cap-
tain who pleaded guilty to
smuggling human cargo into
Bahamian waters told a
court yesterday of the des-
perate conditions in his
home country that led him
to break the law.
Captain Paul Remy, who
brought 28 Haitians packed
into the hold of his unsea-
worthy vessel on February
5 into the country, said that
in Port-de-Paix, Haiti, they
cannot walk the streets.
"We have no government
to control anything," he told
Magistrate Linda Virgill,
explaining that he knew he
shouldn't have come to the
Bahamas, but felt he had to.
He said that in Port-de-
Paix, they cannot walk the
streets because they are
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M By KILAH ROLLE
Tribune Staff Reporter
WHILE China was enjoying
celebrations on the eve of their
new year the Year of the Roost-
er Chinese and Bahamians were
celebrating a newly formed
friendship at the first meeting of
the Bahamas-China Friendship
Association.
The association was established
in September by a group of indi-
viduals who considered them-
selves friends of China, and
hoped to strengthen the relations
between China and the Bahamas
on a non-governmental level.
Joseph Curry, the association's
president said that the non-profit
group hopes to complement the
excellent bi-lateral relations that


China and the Bahamas have
formed, by working closely with
the governments of both coun-
tries to encourage cultural
exchanges along with strong eco-
nomic and trade ties.
"We truly believe the only way
we can prosper from people-to-
people contact is if we are able
to assist in removing any encum-
brances that prevent the smooth
travel between our two countries,
and that is something that we
strongly welcome and endorse,"
said Mr Curry.
The association, which met on
Tuesday night, plans to work with
Dr Nicolette Bethel, Director of
Culture, to help the government
find the best method of cultural
exchange between China and the
Bahamas.


I INDEX II


Chinese Ambassador to the
Bahamas, Li Yuanming said he
appreciates the assistance from
the China-Bahamas Friendship
Association in the promotion of
trade in economic, education and
culture exchange.
"China and the Bahamas are
very far away, and have very dif-
ferent cultural backgrounds but
I have enjoyed a very close
friendship in co-operation for
many years," said Ambassador
Li.
Ambassador Li said that China
is currently the third most pow-
erful country in terms of trade,
and last year alone generated
more than one trillion US dollars
from imports and exports.
Over the last year, according
to Ambassador Li, more than 20
million Chinese people travelled
abroad on vacation.

Destination
"This year more and more Chi-
nese people travel to many coun-
tries to relax," the Chinese
Ambassador continued, "and we
are very happy to see that the
Bahamas is now an official tourist
destination. I believe as long as
we are working together to pro-
mote friendship between China
and the Bahamas, both countries
will grow more closer and
stronger."
Sir Arthur Foulkes, vice-presi-
dent of the association added that
there are many plans laid
throughout the year to foster and
encourage good relations.
Along with additional trade
forums being held in China and
Argentina this year, Mr Foulkes
said that China will have a
Bahamian art exhibition in July
with the aim of exposing Bahami-
an art, particularly young artists.
"I hope one day that the drums


TROICA


THE General Meeting Of the Bahamas and China Friendship Association held its first meeting
at the British Colonial Hilton on February 8,2005. Pictured form left, Sir Arthur Foulkes and the
Chinese Ambassador, H.E. Li Yuanming.
(Photo: Mario Duncanson)


and cowbells of Junkanoo will be
heard in China," added Mr
Foulkes.
A number of visits from Chi-


nese government officials, culture
officials and business people who
will attend events sponsored by
the China-Bahamas Friendship


* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
DION Foulkes, a former Minister of Educa-
tion, yesterday blasted the government for the
current condition of A F Adderley Junior High
School and called for a full investigation into the
recent announcement that some of the build-
ing's structures have been condemned.
The school was closed on Tuesday to allow
repairmen to make much-needed repairs with-
out jeopardising student and staff safety.
According to a release issued Thursday by the
Ministry of Education, the school will remain
closed until Monday, February 14. Originally,
classes were suspended, on Tuesday and the
students were expected to return on Thursday if
conditions permitted.
"The Ministry wishes to assure parents, teach-
ers, students and the community that measures
being taken will ensure the safety of the build-
,ing.,The.measures address the need for repairs
to prevent spilling or falling concrete, which
result from the deterioration of the fabric of
the building," said the release.


Association have also been
planned. The visits will provide
a forum for networking with their
members.


Additionally, it said that engineers from the
Ministry of Works and Utilities have advised
that the building is structurally sound and there
is no danger of collapse. However, the Min-
istry of Works has recommended that the build-
ing be demolished or replaced or renovated for
the 2005/2006 school year. Education officials
just recently received those recommendations.
Mr Foulkes, who served as the Minister of
Education, Youth and Sports in the FNM
administration, said he has been inundated with
telephone calls from irate parents.
In a statement released yesterday, he said
there should be a full and complete investigation
into this affair to ascertain why the Minister of
Education did not take the necessary action to
ensure the safety of the school community. He
said the investigation should include a repre-
sentative from the Bahamas Union of Teachers,
the Parents Teachers Association and the
School Board at A F Adderley.
"It is astonishing that an entire section of A F
Adderley was condemned in June,'2004, and
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* By A FELICITY
INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff
Reporter
BOTH the com-
plainants and the respon-
dents in the case of a six-
man extradition trial pre-
sented an "Agreed State-
ment Of Facts In Issue"
document to the Supreme
Court Wednesday, which
is set to change the
course of the trial signifi-
cantly.
A team of attorneys,
including Henry Bost-
wick, QC; Maurice Glin-
ton and Jerone Roberts,
are representing in the
case of Trevor Roberts
and others, who have tak-
en civil action against the
Minister of Foreign
Affairs, the Superinten-
dent of Prisons, and the
Attorney General. The
other men are: Sheldon
Moore, Devroy Moss,
Gordon Newbold, Shante
Curry and Brian and Lyn-
den Deal.
The United States is
seeking to have the men
extradited to that country
to answer to charges of
trafficking cocaine. They
were arrested in the
Bahamas in June 2004.
Their case submission
is that the Extradition
Act is unconstitutional,
the Extradition Treaty is
not valid, and they should
be released on bail or by
Section 19 (3) of the con-
stitution.
The argument is that
the Treaty was not laid
over before Parliament.
They argued that the
Treaty was simply signed
by the then Foreign
Affairs Minister Charles
Carter.

Misprinted
However, attorney
Francis Cumberbatch
entered into evidence
documents from the
House of Assembly to
prove that the Treaty was
actually laid over in Par-
liament. It was misprinted
earlier that Mr Cumber-
batch had conceded that
the Treaty did not go
through the proper pre-
ratification.
He told The Tribune
yesterday that he was
quoting the complainant's
when he made the com-
ments.
"The whole concept of
pre-ratification is a mis-
nomer," he said.
The agreed statement
said: "The parties by their
respective counsel hereby
stipulate and agree to the
introduction into record...
uncontested facts pertain-
ing to the history of cer-
tain matters in issue with-
out any need or further
proof of evidence thereof
and without prejudice to
the parties' right to dis-
pute the meaning thereof
or to draw conclusions as
to its purport and its legal
or other effect."
According to the docu-
ment presented to Justice
Jon Isaacs, on April 13,
1994, MP Algernon Allen
tabled a Bahamas Infor-
mation Services release
dated March 12, 1990,
with a copy of the Treaty
between the Bahamas
Government and the
United States Govern-
ment. On October 26,
1994, MP Orville Turn-
quest tabled the Extradi-
tion (Application to the
United States) Order
1994. On the same date,
Mr Turnquest also tabled
the Extradition Act. He
tabled the Extradition
Order (Application to
Foreign States) on
November 9. Senator Ivy
Dumont tabled the order
on that date as well.
Attorneys Bostwick
and others will have until
next Thursday to respond
to Mr Cumberbatch's
submissions.


* By KILAH ROLLE
Tribune Staff Reporter
IMPROVING legislation on rent control
can help alleviate problems with crime and
illegal immigrants, said Minister of Trade and
Industry Leslie Miller.
Mr Miller told The Tribune yesterday that
the heated debate on proposed amendments to
the Rent Control Act, which began in the
House of Assembly on Wednesday evening,
is an issue each member of parliament
wished to contribute to because it is
affecting virtually every constituency in the
Bahamas.
"The amendment is an attempt to catch up to
inflation. Everything has quadrupled in value
over the past 30 years and most places now
are valued much more than $25,000," said Mr
Miller. "It's a safety net for those who are less
fortunate."
The Rent Control Act came to pass in 1975
and had one amendment in 1979.

Regulation
Over the past 36 years, the Act has regulat-
ed the rent charged on properties valued at
$25,000 or less, but Mr Miller is proposing that
the regulation should be applied to properties
valued at $75,000 or less.
* According to Mr Miller, there are many land-
lords, especially in inner city areas, who prefer
renting their property, which in most cases
exceeds the $25,000 value, to illegal immigrants
because they can charge them any amount they
choose.
"There is a scarcity of land all over the coun-
try," continued Mr Miller, "and landlords are
taking advantage of this. People are jammed in
dwellings that are not protected by. the rent
control bill, and it is costing them financially
and emotionally. This frustration and negative
environment is what breeds criminals.".
He added that the amendments to the Bill
would help protect everyone.


Some policy makers did not agree however,
and argue that the amendments to the Rent
Control Act are a ploy to gain votes and "pla-
cate the poor."
Tennyson Wells, Independent member of


"Everything has
quadrupled in value
over the past 30 years
and most places now
are valued much
more than $25,000.
It's a safety net for
those who are less
fortunate."

Minister of Trade and
Industry Leslie Miller

parliament for Bamboo Town, on Wednesday
said the debate about the rent control is a farce,
and he did not support the bill to amend the
Act.
"If the government were actually serious
about improving conditions for the low income
tenant, why was there only one meeting held
last year to discuss the situation?
"This is a joke, a waste of public funds to
even discuss this."
Mr Miller defended the Progressive Liberal
Party in the House of Assembly and said
amendments tothe Act are always made with
the aim to help the poor.
"The Progressive Liberal Party has a history
of helping the poor in this country. When it was
amended it was never done for any political
reason."


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POLICE say they are inves-
tigating two armed robberies
that occurred within half an
hour of each other on
Wednesday night.
Shots were fired by gunmen
during one of the incidents,
however no one is reported
to have been injured.
Inspector Walter Evans
told The Tribune that a con-
nection between the robbery
of Bertha's Go-Go Ribs and a
nearby Burger King branch is
not being ruled out by police.
Inspector Evans said that
at around 9pm on Wednes-
day, two masked men armed
with black handguns entered
Bertha's Go-Go Ribs on
Poinciana Drive.

Cashier
"The cashier was held at
bay and the establishment
was robbed of an undeter-
mined amount of cash," he
said.
Inspector Evans said that
one of the men was described
as wearing blue jeans and a
yellow and white shirt.
The robbers fled the scene
on foot, he said.
Inspector Evans said that
within half an hour, two men
wearing masks and carrying
black handguns entered the
Burger King on Harrold
Road.
He said that the manager,
cashier and other employees
were present at the time,
along with customer Eddison
Lightbourne.


The men reportedly held
Mr Lightbourne up, robbing
him of his wallet which con-
tained $300 cash, a number of
credit cards, and other per-
sonal effects, Inspector Evans
said.
He said that one of the men
jumped over the counter
while the second man
remained iu the front area of
the store.
The first man reportedly
went to the back area of the
establishment, from where he
retrieved the cashier and
demanded that she open the
cash register.
According to Inspector
Evans, the men were "frus-
trated" in their attempt to
make off with the contents of
the register as the cashier was
not in possession of a key.
The robber who had
accosted her failed in his


attempt to open the register
by force, which led to the oth-
er man firing a shot, he said.
"He jumped back over the
counter and the other man
fired a single shot in the direc-
tion of the employees,"
Inspector Evans said, explain-
ing that no one was hit.

Fled
He said the men then fled
the scene on foot and that
police investigations into the
incident are continuing.
Mr Evans said that police
would follow all possible lines
of inquiry, including the pos-
sibility that both robberies
were committed by the same
two men.
"Certainly, the same
descriptions were given, they
both had masks and black
handguns," he said.


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EVERY generation inherits a
world it never made, and as it
does, it automatically becomes
the trustee of that world for
those who come afterwards. In
due course, each generation
makes its own accounting to its
children. When your time
comes, make sure that you
bequeath to your heirs a better
and safer world than the one in
which we live today.
I do have a confession on
behalf of my generation...that
we were spoiled, ungrateful chil-
dren and we have cloned our
children to be the same.
Sadly, we have become more
concerned with making fashion
statements with our designer
clothes, shoes and cars than rais-
ing our children and we have
little or no time for God, quali-
ty time that is. Many of us go
through the motions of being a
faithful church member, but are
we faithful Christians. We say
that we love God, but on Sat-
urday we tithe at the hair and
nail salon and tip God on Sun-
day. We need to give God
what's right...not what's left.
As good parents we need to
be "Sign Posts" directing our
children, we should become as
the Northstar tracking system.
But sadly enough, we are more-
like Stevie Wonder trying to dri-
ve Ray Charles home. And we
wonder why our children are
running our homes! Our kids
are at the schools selling wolf
tickets and cursing out teach-
ers, and we parents are co-sign-
ing their disobedience by going
to the school and threatening
the principal.
In our vain society todayWe
have taller buildings, but short'
er tempers; wider freeways, lit'
narrower viewpoints; we spend
more, but have less; we buy
more, but enjoy it less. We have
bigger houses and smaller fam-
ilies; more conveniences but less
time, we have more degrees,
but less sense; more knowledge,
but less judgment; more experts,
but more problems; more med-
icine, but less wellness.
We spend too recklessly,
laugh too little, drive too fast,
get too angry too quickly, stay
up too late, get up too tired,
read far less, watch television
too much, and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our posses-
sions, but reduced our values.
We talk too much, love too sel-
dom and lie too often.
We've learned how to make a
living, but not a life; we've
added years to life, but not life
to years. We've been all the way
to the moon and back, but have
trouble crossing the street to
meet the new neighbour. We've
conquered outer space, but not
inner space; we've done larger
things, but not better things.
We've cleaned up the air, but


polluted the soul; we write
more, but learn less; plan more
but accomplish less.
We've learned to rush, but
not to wait; we have higher
incomes, but lower morals;
more acquaintances but fewer
friends; more effort but less
success, we've become long
on quantity but short on
quality.
These are the times of fast
food and slow digestion; tall
men, and short character; steep


profits, and shallow relation-
ships. These are the times of
world peace, but domestic war-
fare; more leisure and less fun;
more kinds of food, but less
nutrition. These are days of two
incomes, but more divorce; of
fancier houses, but broken
homes. These are days of quick
trips, disposable diapers, throw-
away morality, one-night stands.
It is a time when there is much
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EDITOR, The Tribune.

THE recent shocking pictures of the melee in Nassau Vil-
lage seen on ZNS television may have been mistaken for
Iraq.
The behaviour of the crowd involved also must remind us
of the not so long ago of the overthrowing of former Haitian
President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. The rocks throwing in
Nassau Village, the overturning and burning of police vehi-
cles and the tyres burning in the street, are new and not of
Bahamian origin.
I certainly could appreciate the politicians and the religious
Jeadersig ,aing for calm and rightly so, but I cannot con-'
done anyone who tries to take the law into their own hands.
With that as a backdrop I strongly suggest that a: thorough
investigation .be done and everyone who has broken the
law be arrested and brought to justice.
It is true that some may have concerns of how the whole
matter was handled, but attacking the police is "INEX-
CUSABLE" to say the least. Any attempt by anyone to
water down the behaviour of the residents only adds fuel to
a fire that has already been lit.
The police light handedness in the Kemp Road incident
caused the people in Nassau Village to expect the same
kind of repercussion.
Had the police handled the Kemp Road incident differ-
ently then there might have been a deterrent to repeating the
same kind of behaviour.
Bahamians everywhere must noticeably stand behind the
police. If there is a delinquent police he must be dealt with,
but law and order must not be compromised, especially for
political means.
We as Bahamians must band together to make sure that
the police have all of our support.
Finally anyone who chooses to bury their head in the
sand and ignore that we have a "boiling pot" as far as the
potential Haiti uprising is concerned will soon have a rude
awakening.

IVOINE W INGRAHAM
Nassau,
January 30, 2005.


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NEWS of Prince Charles'
impending wedding to Camilla
Parker Bowles brought special
joy to Eleuthera baker Henry
Sands yesterday.
For he and his wife Cora were
guests at the Prince's first wed-
ding, to Lady Diana Spencer, in
1981 when the world watched
the spectacular ceremony on
television.
He told The Tribune: "I am
very happy for him. I wish him
the very best for the future. He is
a very nice man."
Mr Sands, 79, was caretaker
at Lord Brabourn's home on


Windermere Island, off
Eleuthera, when the Royal fam-
ily were regular visitors during
the 1970s.

Marriage
He met Prince Charles and
the then Lady Diana several
times before their ill-fated'Itiar-
riage 24 years ago. And when
they decided to wed, Mr Sands
and his wife were invited along
as guests.
"It was the most memorable
occasion of our lives," Mr Sands
said from his home at Savannah


Sound, where he continues to
bake bread for his customers
every day. "I was decked out in
my top hat and my wife wore a
special dress.
"We were photographed by
the Miami Herald and had a
wonderful time. It was a very
happy occasion."
Now that Charles has decided
to remarry, Mr Sands said: "You
can't live with the dead. You
have to carry on your life.
Whether it's good or whether
it's bad, I can't say.
"I knew Prince Charles nine
years before he married Princess


Bahamians offer




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Prince and


* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
WELL-WISHERS for Prince Charles and
Camilla Parker Bowles' impending wedding
poured in from all corners yesterday.
Following the announcement from Clarence
House in London that the Prince of Wales will
marry his long-term partner on April 8, 2005 in
a civil ceremony, some Bahamians expressed
their feelings on the upcoming event.
Archbishop Drexel Gomez, Primate of the
West Indies and leader of the Anglican Church
in the Bahamas, wished the couple happiness
and peace.
When Charles becomes King of England; he
will be the supreme governor ofithe Church of
England and some Anglicans continue to be.
opposed to the remarriage of divorcees.

Unfortunate
However the Archbishop said that "the whole
world has known of the unfortunate circum-
stances" the couple has been living under for the
past years, and said he sees this "as an attempt
by them to regularise an existing relationship".
He also pointed out that the former Arch-
bishop of Canterbury, Lord George Carey, had
put the recommendation that Charles and
Camilla have a civil wedding, on the table a
long time ago.
The current Archbishop of Canterbury,
Rowan Williams, said yesterday: "I am pleased
that Prince Charles and Mrs Camilla have decid-
ed to take this important step."
Archbishop Gomez concurred with this sen-
timent and said he hopes that "God will bring
them some peace and comfort".
Lady Marguerite Pindling, widow of former
Prime Minister Lynden 0 Pindling, also wished
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"If he is happy, then we must all be happy for
him," she noted.
The Pindlings were among the 2,700 guests
invited to attend, the royal wedding on July 27,
1981.
Then Governor-General Sir Gerald Cash and
Lady Cash also attended as well as Henry and
Cora Sands of Windermere Island, Eleuthera,
who were specially invited by Prince Charles,
who has spent several Easter Holidays at the
island.
Delighted
British Prime "Minister Tony Blair told.the
media yesterday that he w as "delighted for
Prince Cliar!les and Mr'unailla Parker
Bowles,, andbhf behalf of the entire Cabinet,
wished the couple "every happiness together."
Following the civil wedding service at Wind-
sor Castle, there will a service of prayer and
dedication at St George's Chapel conducted by
the Archbishop Canterbury.
On their marriage, 57-year-old divorced
Camilla will not be known as the Princess of
Wales, but rather as Her Royal Highness the
Duchess of Cornwall.
Officials from Clarence House further
announced that when Prince Charles, 56, suc-
ceeds to the throne to become King, Camilla
will not receive the title of Queen, but will be
known as Princess Consort.
In her official statement, Queen Elizabeth II
said: "The Duke of Edinburgh and I are very
happy that the Prince of Wales and Mrs Parker
Bowles are to marry. We have given them our
warmest good wishes for their future togeth-
er."
According to an official spokesman, Princes
William and Harry are delighted and just want
the couple to be happy and Charles said he and
his wife-to-be are "absolutely delighted".


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Diana. He always seemed to be
very appreciative of everything
that was done for him.
"If he met you on the beach,
he would always stop and chat.
He was very down-to-earth. I
also liked Princess Diana. I cared
a lot for her."
This time, Prince Charles will
wed in a civil ceremony at Wind-
sor Castle on April 8. There will
then be a service of prayer and
dedication at St George's Chapel
conducted by the Archbishop, of
Canterbury.
Charles said he and Camilla
were "absolutely delighted" at
their engagement. To well-wish-
ers in London he said: "Thank
you so much, you're very kind. I
am very excited."
On their marriage, Ms Parker
Bowles will be known as Her
Royal Highness the Duchess of
Cornwall.
When Charles becomes king,
she will not be known as queen
but princess consort, according
to the Prince's office.
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S By DENISE
MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter

FREEPORT Respond-
ing to allegations of unfair
suspensions and dismissals
at the Isle of Capri, resort
spokesman Eddie Llambias
said that following a thor-
ough investigation several
employees were dismissed
for breach of the compa-
ny's protocols and proce-
dures.
Regarding suspensions,
he explained that during
the investigation period
some workers were told


not to come to work.
"At no time was it for
punitive purposes," said
Mr Llambias, who
explained that workers are
put on a "freeze" for the
purpose of conducting
investigations at the casi-
no. He noted that the
employees are still on paid
salaries during that period.
However, an unidentified
female employee on Thurs-
day claimed that workers
were being unfairly sus-
pended and dismissed by
management, for "no ratio-
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Mr Llambias, who would
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employees were fired, said
a misappropriation of com-
pany funds occurred at the
casino, which merited an
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Outcome
"We did a thorough
investigation by all author-
ities and as a result of the
outcome, unfortunately
some people are no longer
working for us," he said.
Mr Llambias reported
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the casino had an employee
turnover rate of only 16
per cent. Of the 320
employees, he said, 54
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a voluntary or involuntary
basis.
The woman complained
that workers are vulnera-
ble because there is no
union representation at the
property. She claimed that
workers are fearful, as
"every other week some-
one is getting fired".
When a worker is dis-
missed, she said, the com-
pany has a review board,
where employees can
plead their case.
When business is slow or
bad, workers are put on
three, two and one day
work weeks, she com-
plained.
"We have this policy
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they can come in our coun-
try and do as they feel,"
she said.
"It is the same situation
that the Royal Oasis
employees are facing.
"We want the govern-
ment to come in and speak
with these people because
things are too tough and
rough here in Grand
Bahama for us to be treat-
ed in this way."
Mr Llambias said that


Isle of Capri is a publicly
traded company which is
highly regulated and sub-
jected to scrutiny by feder-
al authorities, especially
when it comes to company
assets.

Protecting
In a company notice, Mr
Llambias said that first and
foremost the casino must
ensure that all procedures
and mechanisms are geared


to protecting company
assets.
"We deal with money
just like a bank, and there-
fore it is vital that we have
disciplined protocols in
place to protect the integri-
ty of assets.
"It is, after all, the pri-
mary basis for our reason
to operate," he said.
"We have to be
transparent and we let
our employees know
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By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
FREEPORT A represen-
tative of the displaced workers
of Royal Oasis is calling for an
overhaul of the government
assistance programme through
the Social Services department
to better conform with the cost
of living standards in the
Bahamas, particularly in Grand
Bahama.
Dennis Britton, president of
the Gaming Union and
spokesman for the workers,
said while they appreciate the
help given by the government"
department, he said the aid sys-
tem in reference to medical,
rental and food vouchers
appears to be "archaic" and in
need of an overhaul.
He said the food voucher
allowance in the 21st century
is between $50 to $80 per
month with a higher amount
being given according to the
number of family members and
dependents.
"In Grand Bahama, a small
family can cost an average of
$100 per week with grocery
prices so costly and govern-
mental controls only applying
to bread and basket items," he
explained.
Lillian Quant-Forbes, assis-
tant director of Social Services
in Freeport, said she did not
believe the system to be archa-
ic. She said the department is
on a budget.
"We are mandated to help
* those in need and we deal with
persons from all sectors who
are unemployed and in need
of medical and food assistance,
she said.
Mrs Forbes said those who
come for assistance feel they
should be given the type of
assistance according to what
they are used to spending. She
stressed that department has
guidelines that must be fol-
lowed and a budget that must
cover all persons in need on
Grand Bahama.
The 1,300 laid off workers
have been jobless since Sep-
tember when the resort closed
after sustaining extensive dam-


age during the two hurricanes.
They are under great strain
to meet their financial obliga-
tions, especially now that the
April re-opening by the owners
is not likely.
He said that workers are not
looking for a hand out, but tan-
gible assistance.
Mr Britton stated that while
the government has indicated it
would implement unemploy-
ment benefit into law, the ini-
tiative would take some time
and workers need help now.
He noted that government
should give workers some assis-
tance in the form of an allot-
ment or monetary payment
that can be repaid over a peri-

"In Grand
Bahama, a small
family can cost an
average of $100
per week with
grocery prices
so costly and
governmental
controls only
applying to bread
and basket items."
Dennis Britton
od of time back to the govern-
ment during the time it takes to
reopen the resort and find oth-
er employment.
"The government should not
have a problem investing in
their people as demonstrated
in the past and the Bahamian
workers of Royal Oasis should
not be an exception," he said.
Meanwhile, government has
met in New York with the prin-
cipals Lehman Brothers and
Driftwood in an effort to bring
a resolution to the issues,
including the sale and re-open-
ing of the resort.and settlement
of severance pay for employ-
ees.
The resort has acquired mil-
lions in debt in government


taxes and National Insurance
contributions, and to the
employees' pension fund, the
Grand Bahama Port Authority,
and local vendors.
Mr Britton said the govern-
ment appears to be dragging
their feet on the promises given
by Prime Minister Perry
Christie during a meeting in
Nassau to displaced workers.
He said they were promised
a clear answer on the issue of
severance pay; immediate assis-
tance through the department
of social services; temporary
jobs provided by the govern-
ment through social partners
and employers; and to procure
a definitive status of the resort
and possible sale or govern-
ment purchase of the resort.
Mr Britton said the Prime
Minister had indicated that the
government would inquire of
the principals on the severance
pay due employees and status
of the resort during a trip to
New York.
The government, he said,
also indicated that they would
pay the severance pay if unable
to receive a favourable
response and initiate legal pro-
ceedings against the resort.
"With regards to severance
pay, it is our understanding that
the process will not happen
over night and the government
has assured the displaced work-
ers of payment whether by the
employer or by the govern-
ment," he said.
Mr Britton said: "The gov-
ernment continues to put
Band-Aid over a wound
(Driftwood) that gangrene had
already set in and it spread like
cancer by allowing Driftwood
to misappropriate employee
salary deductions, owes nation-
al insurance $2.5 million, casino
taxes $13 million and eventu-
ally close down the Royal Oasis
without any form of compen-
sation to their employees inclu-
sive of severance pay, notice
pay, back pay, and other bene-
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before September.
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Winston Saunders honoured for





'innovative cultural leadership'


* By Krystal Knowles
Bahamas Information
Services

WINSTON Saunders, chair-
man of the National Commis-
sion on Cultural Development,
has been honoured for his inno-
vative cultural leadership on a
global scale by Britain's Nation-
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and Culture on Thompson
Boulevard.
NESTA was established
under the 1998 National Lot-


WINSTON Saunders, chairman of the National Commission on Cultural Development (right) with Dr Daniel Glazer, imag-
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"The Bahamas is of interest
because of its strong genera-.
tional link and the strength
Bahamians have in absolving
their cultural links across the
region including the old and the
new worlds," he said.
Mr Wisdom compared NES-
TA's decision to expose


Bahamian culture from an aca-
demic perspective to the
Bahamas receiving an Olympic
medal in culture.
"Dr Daniel Glazer's visit goes
a long way in helping to pro-
mote the growth in Bahamian
culture, but more importantly
the academic approach to cul-
ture will be exposed that was
not previously explored because
of insufficient funding," Mr
Wisdom said.
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to seek to expand the relation-
ship between UCL and the Col-
lege of the Bahamas in an effort
to culturally expose both stu-
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as part of the curriculum
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have a duty to teach
regularly about human rights
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ronment where human rights
are respected and acknowl-
edged.
Across the world Amnesty
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taking action, lobbying their
governments and asking that
human rights education be
come part of the curriculum
in their countries or that it is
developed further and given
more focus and more
resources.
Amnesty International is
supporting the new United
Nations World Programme
for Human Rights Education
which was launched at the
United Nations General
Assembly on 10th December
2004.


Amnesty International (AI)
is a worldwide movement of
people who campaign for
internationally recognised
human rights. AI's vision is of
a world in which every person
enjoys all of the human rights
enshrined in the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights


and other international human
rights standards.
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grave abuses of the rights to
physical and mental integrity,
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TH RBNEFIA, ERAY 120, AE1


Government slammed


over school condition


FROM page two

a ording to press reports, no
senior official nor the Minister
of Education knew anything
about it," he said.
Mr Foulkes also expressed
-66ncern that the students are
.missing valuable classroom
ItWme. He urged government
-tb find immediate temporary
facilities to accommodate the
1,300 students.
"The students have lost a
lot of learning time already
_due to the hurricane season,
no


and for them to lose more
time due to incompetence
and carelessness of the PLP
government is unacceptable,"
he said.
The Ministry of Education
has a system in place which
automatically addresses a sit-
uation like this one, said Mr
Foulkes.
"I strongly urge the Min-
istry of Education to imple-
ment those protocols forth-
with. The students at A F
Adderley are being put at a
serious disadvantage. Some
of them are preparing for the


I FROM page one

.that if the inquiry reveals any wrong doing on
'the part of .officers at NIA, "we will deal with
it".
V. The incident is alleged to have occurred when
"Spice was on his way back to Jamaica on Mon-
day after performing at the Fifth Element con-
certs in New Providence and Freeport over the
weekend.
r The artist claims to have been attacked with-
out provocation by a plain clothes police officer,
iw'ho choked him and forced him to the ground.
.- According to Spice, at no point did his attack-
ger identify himself as a police officer, or say
,'why he accosted the artist, other than that he
,Wished to search him.
,7 It was also claimed that officers pointed
,firearms at members of the group travelling
withh Richie Spice, which included other reg-
.gae artists, band members and managers.
d Witnesses also said that Spice's brother was
struck by one of the officers when he attempt-
jed to come to the singer's aid, and that a woman
'taking photos of the incident was accosted by
officers.
They are said to have confiscated her digital
'camera and erased the images.
, It was reported in The Tribune yesterday that
'Richie Spice intended to seek legal advice in
'connection with the incident.
Acting Commissioner Rolle said that he had
receivedd a report from the Airport Police Sta-
tion about the incident, and expected' to be in
possession of a copy of the statement of com-


Bahamas Junior Certificate
Examinations and are sched-
uled to take their usual class
exams this semester. In addi-
tion to being put at risk phys-
ically, the students are now
at risk educationally."
According to the school's
vice-principal Patrica Stra-
chan, once pupils are allowed
to return teachers will redou-
ble their efforts to ensure that
students make up the missed
time.
Extra classes after school
will also be made available,
she added.


Allegation
plaint from Spice's lawyers in Jamaica very
soon.
The incident has received attention in the
Jamaican media, being covered by at least two
radio stations.
Spice also appeared on Mix 102 radio sta-
tion in Grand Bahama to tell his version of
events on Tuesday.
Responding to the reports, other reggae
artists who claim to have been similarly vic-
timised have reportedly expressed their reser-
vations about ever performing in the Bahamas
again.
Several performers are said to be currently
considering an organised boycott of the
Bahamas.
Recent claims by prominent Jamaicans of
rough treatment at the hands of airport police
include a complaint lodged by cricket legend
Courtney Walsh.
This incident, which occurred in June 2004,
was brought to the attention of Prime Minister
Perry Christie by Jamaican Prime Minister P J
Patterson.
According to reports, there has been contact
between Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell
and the Jamaican Ministry of Foreign Affairs in
connection with Spice's allegation.
Mr Mitchell could not be contacted yesterday
for confirmation. He is attending a Common-
wealth Ministerial Action Group meeting in
London.


'FROM page one

ithe public what many people
,already know, that Haitians
have become the scapegoats for
,eyery social ill in the Bahamas.
"Haitians are blamed for
;crime, problems in education,
,the health care system. If
'Haitians could be blamed for
'the two hurricanes I'm sure we
would," he said.
The activist said that the
major factors which are increas-
jing the problem are the arrival
of "new comers", who appear to
be more aggressive than the
"traditional" Haitian migrants,
las well as the unwillingness of
,the Bahamian government to
Inaturalise those who were born
!in the Bahamas.
"I myself have been discour-
laging persons from coming to
the Bahamas and I have been
telling those who are here to
find somewhere else to go if
they can. This situation is
volatile... We need an interna-
tional organisation to come into
the country to assist us with this
issue," he said.
"The comments on the talk
shows, the round ups, the com-
ments from the average people
on the street, the tension, all of
this reminds me of atmosphere
before the genocide in Ger-
many."
When The Tribune contact-
ed other persons described as
leaders in the Haitian commu-
nity to obtain their response to
Mr Miller's comments all
refused to speak, fearing a back-
lash from Bahamians.
When this fact was brought
to Mr Regnier's attention he
said that this was not surpris-
ing, and that for many "self-
preservation is the priority".
In what some said was as an
attempt to "smooth over" Mr
Miller's comments, during the
evening session of the House of
Assembly, Labour and Immi-
gration Minister Vincent Peet
said that the country's illegal
immigration situation requires
calm heads and is an issue
which affects everyone. He said
i


that everyone needs to come
together to solve the situation.
Yesterday, Mr Peet pointed
out to The Tribune that Mr
Miller did not speak on behalf
of the government and that he,
as immigration minister, reiter-
ates government's position on
the situation.
Mr Regnier pointed out that
national leaders have a height-
ened level of responsibility
when discussing volatile situa-
tions.
"This is precisely why I have
been encouraging persons to
leave. One day, and it is not far,
the public will be whipped into
a frenzy from which they will
not come down," he said.
Mr Peet also said yesterday
'that the operation that rounded-
up more than 100 suspected ille-
gal immigrants on Wednesday is
part of what will be an increased
effort to identify and remove
illegal immigrants from com-
munities.
"This has been going on qui-
etly for some time, but now it's
going to be sustained," Mr Peet
said.
He said the suspected illegal
immigrants taken into custody
on Wednesday are to be
processed as usual, and a policy
of "early repatriation" will be
pursued in the case of those
who are found to have no legal
right to be in the Bahamas.
Officers were reported to
have undertaken operations in
several areas in New Provi-
dence.
The suspected illegal immi-
grants were rounded up mostly
in the Farm Road and Bain
Town areas by immigration offi-
cers with the aid of the police's
Internal Security Division.
Immigration officers said they
took 19 Haitian men, 33 Haitian
women, 42 Haitian children, 20
Jamaican men and one Bolivian
man into custody for question-
ing.
"The arrests made yesterday
appear to be a spontaneous
reaction by government after
the comments by persons like
(Bishop) Neil Ellis to create a
Roker (Loftus Roker the for-


mer Minister of Immigration)
type environment in the coun-
try," said Mr Regnier.
Last month, Bishop Neil Ellis,
pastor of Mount Tabor Full
Gospel Baptist Church, gave a
sermon urging Prime Minister
Perry Christie to show "guts"
in dealing decisively with the
apparent lawlessness of "for-
eign elements" in the Bahamas.
Bishop Ellis was responding to
last month's Nassau Village riot
in which a police car was burnt
and three members of the pub-
lic were shot and wounded and
two police officers were injured.
Many believe that anti-Haitian
comments sparked the con-
frontation between police and
residents.
Up to press time yesterday
Mr Miller was not available for
comment. He was said to be in a
Cabinet meeting.


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"robbed of everything".
"When we buy things for
our children to eat, they just
steal it from us," he told the
court.
He denied receiving mon-
ey from the 28 passengers.
He said when people heard
the boat was leaving for the
Bahamas they piled in for
the journey.
When asked by Magis-
trate Virgill why he didn't
attempt to go to the United
States, Remy admitted that
he would try to go there
"another day".
He said he alone was
responsible for his wife and
children in Haiti, and
expressed that he wanted to
take them all out of the dan-
gerous situation they face.
Remy, Mesider Antoine
and 22-year-old Philogene
Lorude, the youngest crew
member, pleaded guilty to
knowingly assisting persons
to land in the Bahamas.
Royal Bahamas Defence


Force (RBDF) marines
spotted the vessel "Miss
Rose", registration number
Q743PDP, anchored near
Porgee Rock on Saturday,
February 5.
The prosecution told the
court that the RBDF report-
ed that the vessel was not
fit for sea travel.
The men were taken from
the Carmichael Road
Detention Centre to Her
Majesty's Fox Hill Prison
and are scheduled to return
before Magistrate Virgill in
Court One on Bank Lane
today for sentencing.
Another Haitian captain
and crew pleaded guilty yes-
terday to knowingly assist-
ing persons land in the
country, contrary to Section
47 (1) A of the Immigration
Act.
Magistrate Virgill discov-
ered in court that although
34-year-old Samuel Labert
was said to be the captain
of the vessel, the real cap-
tain of the boat was 39-year-
old Lubin Perdieu, who


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the Bahamas as well as
being in breach of immigra-
tion visa requirements.
On Wednesday, February
9, Perdieu and his three
crew members landed 19
Haitians in the hold of their
boat at Arawak Cay.
According to the court pros-
ecutor, the wooden vessel
was headed towards the
cruise ships in Nassau's har-
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ATLANTIS recently hosted the
former President of the United
States Bill Clinton during a brief
visit to the Bahamas. Clinton was
the guest speaker for Serono Inter-
national, the third largest biotech
company in the world, which recent-
ly hosted its 2005 Worldwide Mar-
keting and Sales meeting at the
Resort.
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President hosted a special welcome
reception attended by specially
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Clinton, a strong advocate for
providing affordable HIV/AIDS
treatment for developing countries
also commended the Bahamas for
efforts being made to address
HIV/AIDS in the country.
In 2002 the former US Presiden-
t's, Clinton Foundation joined forces
with Kerzner International and sev-
eral local organisations to address
HIV/AIDS in The Bahamas.


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to greet former United States President Bill Clinton during
his recent visit to Atlantis, Paradise Island. Pictured left to
right is Ed Fields, Vice President of Retail Services and Public
Affairs at Kerzner International; Paul O'Neil, President/ Man-
aging Director, Kerzner International Bahamas Limited; Mr
Clinton and Jerry Inzerillo, Executive Vice President of Kerzn-
er International.
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1M01 i!0W :Parties, Nightclubs
k Restaurants

Pre-Valentine's Affair @ Fridays Soon Come,
East Bay St on Friday, February 11. Admission
$20/$25 per couple in advance. Dinner tickets $50 per
couple, includes dinner and admission to party. Din-
ner 7pm-10pm. Music includes Old School Rap,
R&B, Old School Reggae and Jazz. Tickets available
at Fridays Soon Come, the Jukebox, Alpha Sounds
and Cell City. Giveaways and door prizes, plus a
lucky couple will win a romantic getaway weekend
package.

Pre-Valentine's Day Party with the Love Angels
@ Pirates of Nassau Courtyard, Marlborough and
George Sts. Party starts at 8pm on Friday, February
11. Dress code: White. Admission: $20 general, $50
VIP.

Replay (Back in Action) @ Workers House, Fri-
day, February 11. Music: Legacy Sound DJs with
special guest DJ Gummy Bear and DJ Stylez. Admis-
sion $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 7pm-midnight.
Tickets at Hitcity and Jukebox Music stores. Securi-
ty will be heavily enforced.

Impromptu: An evening of Jazz, Poetry and Soul
@ the Botanical Gardens, Chippingham, Saturday,
February 12, featuring the G-Note All Stars, and
Alia Coley, Police Pop Band, Tony Seymour Jr,
Sean Munnings and Ian Strachan. Doors open 7pm.
Showtime 8pm. Tickets $25 in advnce, available by
phone at 324-1714 or The Jukebox Mall at
Marathon or Cole Thompson Pharmacy down-
town. All proceeds to aid Guideright Mentoring Pro-
gramme.

An Evening of Love and Laughter @ Rainforest
Theatre, Wyndham Crystal Palace and Casino, Mon-
day, February 14, featuing comedians Ronny Jor-
don, Rob Stapledon, Big Shawn and others. Admis-
sion $25, $40 VIP includes red wine, chocolates
and preferred seating. Showtime 8.30pm.

Cool Runnings returns with "Rising Sun" Con-
scious Party @ Hard Rock Cafe, Charlotte St North
on Friday, February 18. Classic reggae style music.
Admission $10

Rave Saturdays @ The All New Club Eclipse. DJ
Scoobz spinning the best in Old Skool. Admission
$35, all inclusive food and drink.

Fever @ Bahama Boom, Elizabeth St, downtown,
Fridays. The hottest party in the Bahamas every Fri-
day night. Admission $10 before midnight. First 50
women get free champagne. First 50 men get a free
Greycliff cigar. Dress to impress. For VIP reserva-
tions call 356-4612.

Karaoke Music Mondaze @ Topshotters Sports
Bar. Drink specials all night long, including karaoke
warm-up drink to get you started. Party, 8pm-until.

Karaoke Nights @ Fluid Lounge and Nightclub.
Begins 10pm every Tuesday. Weekly winners select-
ed as Vocalist of the Week $250 cash prize. Winner
selected at end of month from finalists cash prize
$1,000. Admission $10 with one free drink.

Reggae Tuesdays @ Bahama Boom. Cover charge
includes a free Guinness and there should be lots of
prizes and surprises. Admission: Ladies $10 and Men
$15.

Hump Day Happy Hour @ Topshotters Sports
Bar every Wednesday 5pm-8pm.
Free appetizers and numerous drink specials.

Flash Nights @ Club Fluid every Thursday. The
ultimate Ladies Night. Join Nassau's and Miami
Beach's finest men. Ladies only before 11.30pm with
free champagne. Guys allowed after 11.30pm with
$20 cover.

The Pit @ Bahama Boom, every Thursday. Doors
open at 9pm, showtime 11.30pm. Cover charge $15.
$10 with flyer.

Twisted Boodah.Bar & Lounge every Friday @


Greek Festival

The 2005 Greek Festival kicks off this week-
end. And that means an in-depth look into the
traditional Greek way of life. From actual cooking
demonstrations, to Greek dance lessons, those'
who turn out will have a totally Greek experi-
ence. You will also have a chance to shake a leg to
traditional Greek music to be presented by a live
Bouzouki band out of the US. The band will play
in the afternoon and dancing goes on into the
night. Or, you can sit and listen to Greek stories
being told. "It's a festival that happens all over the
world. It's a way for us to open up ourselves to the
rest of the world because people usually say we are
closed," says festival chairperson, Alexandra Mail-
lis-Lynch. So if you've never tasted spitted lamb,
souvalakia, loukoumadis, drank some zo (greek
beer), then it's time to have a taste obf Greece.
And to find out more about its culture itnd'cus-
toms, the 2005 Greek Festival is the place to be.
The festival takes place on Greek Orthodox
Church grounds, West Street, 11 am on Saturday,
February 12 and noon Sunday, February 13.
Admission: $3 (adults), $1 (children). The church
will also be open for tours.
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6pm. Beers $3, longdrinks $4.50.

Fantasy Fridays @ Fluid Lounge, featuring late
'80s music in the VIP Lounge, Top of the Charts in
the Main Lounge, neon lights and Go Go dancers.
Glow sticks, for all in before midnight..Admission:.
Ladies free.before 11pm, $15 after; Guys $20 all.
night. ... .. ,

College Night @ Bahama Boom every Friday.
Admission: $10 with college ID, $15 without.

Hard Rock Cafe Fridays, DJ Joey Jam presents
"Off Da Chain" with beer and shot specials thru
2am.

Dicky Mo's Fridays @ Cable Beach. Happy Hour
- 3 for $10 mixed drinks and $1 shots.

Dream Saturdays @ the Blue Note Lounge this
Saturday and every Saturday after that. Admission:
$15 before 11pm, $20 after.

Greek Saturdayz @ Bahama Boom, Elizabeth
Ave. Every Saturday the Phi Beta Sigma Frat wel-
comes greeks, college grads and smooth operators.
Admission $15 all night, $10 for greeks in letters.
Music by DJ Palmer, security strictly enforced.

Chill Out Sundays @ The Beach Hut, West Bay
Street with fresh served BBQ and other specials
starting from 4pm-10pm, playing deep, funky chill
moods with world beats. Cover $2.

Sweet Sunday Chill Out Soiree Lounge, every
Sunday, 4pm-midnight @ Patio Grille, British Colo-
nial Hotel.

Wet Sundays, every Sunday, noon-midnight @
Crystal Cay Beach. Admission $10, ladies get in free.

Carib Scene @ Club Fluid every Sunday. A night
of Caribbean, Latin and Reggae flavours for all audi-
ences. Latin Flair in the VIP Lounge; Old School
Reggae and Soca in the Main Lounge. Ladies in free
before 11pm. $10 after 11pm. Men, $15 cover charge.

Rafter- Ian and Shelly play live @ The Green Par-
rot, Hurricane Hole, Paradise Island, Saturdays 7pm-
10pm, featuring a mix of alternative favourites, from
Avril Lavigne to Coldplay and U2.

Jay Mitchell and Hot KC @ Palm Court Lounge,
British Colonial Hilton, Wednesday-Thursday 8pm-
12am.

Sunday Night Interlude @ Briteley's Restaurant &


Paul Hanna perform
Bay St, every Sunday


Call 328-5800 to book tours.

The Awakening Landscape: The Nassau
Watercolours of Gaspard Le Marchand Tup-
I per, from the collection of Orjan and Amanda
Lindroth @ the National Art Gallery of the
f* *Bahamas. The mid-nineteenth century paintings
that make up the exhibition are part of one of the
earliest suites of paintings of Nassau and its envi-
vefnlt, rons. Tupper was a British military officer sta-
tioned at Fort Charlotte in the 1850s. The works
show a pre-moder Bahamas through the decide-
ly British medium of watercolour. Gallery hours,
Tuesday-Saturday, llam-4pm. Call 328-5800 to
book tours.

Health

Doctors Hospital Distinguished Lecture Series:
Dr Patrick Cargill, cardiologist, will discuss
"Maintaining A Healthy Heart" on Thursday,
February 17, 6pm in the Doctors Hospital
conference room in observance of Heart Month.
This lecture will educate the public about heart
health by stressing the importance of preven-
tion and detection of the disease in its earliest
stages as well as treatment. The lecture is free to
the public. Free blood pressure, cholesterol and
glucose screenings will be performed between
5pm and 6pm. Call 302-4603 to ensure available
- seating.

rms at Traveller's Rest, West The Cancer Society of the Bahamas meets at
, 6.30pm-9.30pm. 5.30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at
their Headquarters at East Terrace, Centreville. Call
The Arts I L 323-4482 for more info.


Island Girls Sandi George and Kimberly Stur-
rup-Roberts are exhibiting, fabric paintings, quilts
and drawings at,thp Central Bank of the
Bahamas. The show opens Monday, February 14
and runs through Friday, February 25. Opening
reception on Thursday, February 17, 6pm.

Developing Commercial Gallery Spaces @ the
National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, Tuesday,
February 15, 6pm. This special series will explore
the idea and absence of commerical art galleries
in the Bahamas. Successful gallery owners will
discuss how they have crafted their business and
the problems they may have faced specific to
the region and how they have kept it going.

Mural Painting Part 1 @ the National Art
Gallery of the Bahamas. This project is designed
to give students an opportunity to work on a
large-scale mural on the corner of the boundary
wall of the NAGB. Students will work on the
design and conceptual development of the mur-
al. This Kid's Worshop Series by the National'
Art Gallery of the Bahamas will be facilitated by
Toby Lunn and Taino Bullard on Saturday, Feb-
ruary 19, 10am 3pm. Age group: 12-18 years.
Cost: $15 members/$20 non-members (lunch
included).

Christopher Mortimer, co-draftsman of the
Bahamas' copyright laws will talk to Grand
Bahama artists on "Copyright Law" on Thurs-
day, February 17, 7pm @ the Freeport Art Cen-
tre. The talk is being put on by the National Art
Gallery of the Bahamas.

Dr Ian Strachan, author, playwright and poet
will share his views on "Junkanoo's Place in
Bahamian Art and Culture" at the National
Art Gallery of the Bahamas' Issues Forum Series
on Thursday, February 24, 6pm @ the gallery
on West and West Hill Sts.

The National Collection @ the National Art
Gallery of the Bahamas, an exhibition that takes
the viewer on a journey through the history of
fine art in the Bahamas. It features signature
pieces from the national collection, including
recent acquisitions by Blue Curry, Antonius
Roberts and Dionne Benjamin-Smith. Gallery
hours, Tuesday-Saturday, llam-4pm. Call 328-
5800 to book tours.


Lounge, Eneas St off Poinciana Drive. Featuring
Frankie Victory at the key board in the After Dark Past, Present and Personal: The Dawn Davies


MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Bahamas meets the third
Monday every month, 6pm @ Doctors Hospital con-
ference room.

The Bahamas Diabetic Association meets every
third Saturday, 2.30pm (except August and Decem-
ber) @ the Nursing School, Grosvenor Close, Shirley
Street.

Doctors Hospital, the official training centre of
the American Heart Association offers CPR classes
certified by the AHA. The course defines the warn-
ing signs of respiratory arrest and gives prevention
strategies to avoid sudden death syndrome and the
most common serious injuries and choking that can
occur in adults, infants and children. CPR and First
Aid classes are offered every third Saturday of the
month from 9am-lpm. Contact a Doctors Hospital
Community Training Representative at 302-4732 for
more information and learm to save a life today.

Civic Clubs

The Bahamas Historical Society will meet on
Thursday, February 17, 6pm @ the Museum on
Shirley St and Elizabeth Ave. Peter Barratt will
give a presentation oni his book "Bahama Saga"
a historical novel. A book signing will follow
the meeting. The public is invited to attend.

Toastmasters Club 1905 meets Tuesday, 7.30pm @
BEC Cafe, Tucker Rd. Club 9477 meets Friday, 7pm
@ Bahamas Baptist Community College Rm A19,
Jean St. Club 3956 meets Thursday, 7.30pm @ British
Colonial Hilton. Club 1600 meets Thursday, 8.30pm
@ SuperClubs Breezes. Club 7178 meets Tuesday,
6pm @ The J Whitney Pinder Building, Collins Ave.
Club 2437 meets every second, fourth and fifth
Wednesday at the J Whitney Pinder Building, Collins
Ave at 6pm. Club 612315 meets Monday 6pm @
Wyndham Nassau Resort, Cable Beach.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Eta Psi Omega-
chapter meets every second Tuesday, 6.30pm @the
Eleuthera Room in the Wyndham Nassau Resort
Cable Beach. '

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity meets every second
Saturday, 10am @ Gaylord's Restaurant, DowdeswelIN
St.

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity meets every second
Tuesday, 6.30pm @ Atlantic House, IBM Office, 4th
floor meeting room.


Cafe Segafredo, Charlotte St North, featuring world Room every Sunday, 8.30pm to midnight. Fine food Collection @ the National Art Gallery of the
music, chillin' jazz and soulful club beats. Starting at and drinks. Bahamas, Villa Doyle, West and West Hill Streets. Send all your civic and social events to The Tribune
The exhibition is part of the NAGB's Collector's via fax: 328-2398 or e-mail: outthere@tribuneme-
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Sears urges compliance





officers to keep standards


* By LINDSAY
THOMPSON
Bahamas Information
Services
THE role of the Bahamas
Association of Compliance Offi-
cers (BACO) in the drive to the
national anti-money launder-
ing/counter-terrorist financing ini-
tiatives was underscored by
Attorney General and Minister
of Education Alfred Sears, at an
awards dinner honouring the best
in the profession.
Addressing BACO's third
annual Professional of the Year
2005 Awards Dinner on Febru-
ary 4 at the British Colonial
Hilton, Mr Sears told the group
that its focus should be the prin-
ciples of honesty and integrity in
carrying our their functions as
compliance officers.
Focusing on the theme "The
importance of the compliance
function and the need for com-
pliance professionals to continue
to attain and maintain high stan-
dards" Mr Sears said it is the
compliance professional who
bears responsibility for ensuring
that the financial institution with
whom they are employed is in
conformity with the regulatory
regime set in place by the gov-
ernment.

Training
He advised that above all else,
integrity and honesty are para-
mount as these attributes are nec-
essary for the performance of
their duties as compliance offi-
cers and must be married with
the specialised training that
enables them td recognise what
constitutes suspicious transactions
and or clients.
"All the legislation and super-
visory agencies that can be put in
place by the government are of
no effect if they remain dead in
the water," he said.
"You are the only people who
can bring forward momentum to
our national anti-money launder-
ing/counter-terrorist financing ini-
tiatives. ..
"It is your willingness and abil-
ity to run with the standards that
have been created and interpo-
late them into your practice uni-
formly so much so that it
becomes a part of the corporate
culture of banking and not simply
a response to legislative stimuli -
that will ensure the continued suc-
cess and survival of our financial
services industry.
"It is that quality that will con-


ATTORNEY General and Minister of Education Alfred Sears addresses Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers 3rd Annual Compliance Professional of the
Year awards banquet, Friday (February 4) at the British Colonial Hilton.
(BIS Photo: Raymond Bethel)


tinue to attract investors and rep-
utable business to the Bahamas,
no matter the vicissitudes and
changing tides of international
business."
According to Mr Sears, main-
tairing high standards in the pro-
fession is an area of great -cn-
cern because of the many varied
forces with challenge financial
services globally, and the partic-
ular challenges faced by offshore
financial services centres such as
the Bahamas.
These factors, he said, augurs
for the continued strengthening
of the country's regulatory frame-
work and the preparation and
equipping of staff to meet those
challenges head-on.


ATTORNEY General and Minister of Education Alfred
Sears, left, presents the Compliance Professional of the Year tro-
phy to Vanessa Longley, associate director of compliance at CIBC
Trust, at the Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers 3rd
Annual Compliance Professional of the Year awards banquet,
Friday (February 4) at the British Colonial Hilton.
(BIS Photo: Raymond Bethel)


There are at least three layers
in any national system with
respect to anti-money lauiidering
and counter-terrorist financing
initiatives known compendious-
ly as the AML/CTF regime, Mr
Sears noted. The first is the regu-
latory environment, the second
is implementation of laws and the
third is the corporate culture,
which ensures that the regulations
actually determine the behaviour
of banking staff.
"Of course, as all of you would
know only too well, there is a
fourth layer, and this is repre-
sented by the conglomerate of
international actors who are dri-
ving the rapid development of
policy and practice in this area,"
Mr Sears said. "They have
become such household names in
recent times that it is perhaps trite
to mention them."

Powerful
He mentioned the "supra-
national" bodies such as the
Organisation for Economic Coop-
eration and Development,
(OECD) the Financial Action
Task Force (FATF) and the
Financial Stability Forum (FSF),
and the unilateral country initia-
tives taken by powerful countries,
especially in the aftermath of 9/11.
Added to the mix are the efforts
of the mainstream international
organisations such as the spe-
cialised agencies of the UN and
the work of the International
Monetary Fund (IMF).
Mr Sears pointed out that over
the decades, the combined effect
of these initiatives have forced
fundamental reform and restruc-
turing in the financial services
industry of offshore financial cen-
tres such as the Bahamas. And in
'direct response, the government
implemented laws and regulatory
reform to bring the industry in
line with growing financial regu-
lations.
"But despite the large quantity
of rules, there are still challenges
created by the need for the har-
monisation of these standards,
and to remove the potential for
uneven application," Mr Sears
said.
He the told BACO members
that this is where their role takes
centre stage.


"It is financial professionals like
you who are on the frontline of
operations and who are directly
responsible for the implementa-
tion of policy and the best market
practices in customer due dili-
gence and know-your-customer
principles. -
"In other words, you are the
end-users of the legal framework
provided by government and


administered by regulators, and it
is you who must make it work."
The Bahamas Association of
.Compliance Officers was estab-
lished in 1999 out of the need to
promote within the financial insti-
tutions in the Bahamas and com-
munity a better understanding of
the role of the Compliance Offi-
cer. As its motto: "Committed to
Compliance", the organisation


provides a forum for compliance
officers to freely discuss issues
related to the execution of their
duties and to network and edu-
cate themselves on issues of com-
pliance.
. Receiving top honours at the
banquet was: Vanessa Longley,
associate director of compliance,
and CIBC Trust, as Compliance
Professional of the Year.


* I;


Career Opportunity


Development Company seeks Office Coordinator

Excellent computer skills to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint &
Project Management software.
Familiarity with plans, construction and specifications a plus
Excellent opportunity for growth

Job Function includes, but is not limited to the following:

Administration of programs, projects, and/or processes specific to
the overall development team
Word processing, rhaintain files, schedule and organization of
meetings, coordinate travel itineraries upon request
Monitor and order general office supplies as needed, adequately
maintain and secure office equipment
Provide general office support for copying, faxing and mailing

Requires:

Minimum of 3- 5 years of previous related experience
Good proofreading and editing skills
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Discretion regarding personnel and industry-related matters
Excellent interpersonal skills
Attention to detail
Team player

Resumes must be received before February 12th 2005. Please forward via
email to: info(.bahamardevelopment.com fax: (242) 702-4202.


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Hotel pension fund initiates








legal action on Royal Oasis


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

pension fund is
awaiting the
Supreme Court's
verdict on an
action it has initiated against
the owners of the Royal Oasis
Crowne Plaza and Golf Resort,
seeking to compel the stricken
resort to pay the $4.1 million in
contributions it owes to the
fund.
Pat Bain, president of the
Bahamas Hotel, Catering and
Allied Workers Union
(BHCAWU), yesterday told
The Tribune that attorneys for
both parties had argued the case
before the court on February 3,
and they were now awaiting the
Judge's verdict.
He confirmed: "We now have
a matter in court with regard to


the pension fund. We're trying
to seek repayment of those
monies."
Mr Bain said that attorney
Valentine Grimes was repre-
senting the Royal Oasis owner,
Driftwood Freeport Ltd, in the
case. The Tribune revealed yes-
terday that Mr Grimes was also
acting for a separate Driftwood
entity in relation to the potential
sale of Paradise Island's Hurri-
cane Hole Marina, a deal that
subsequently fell through.
Meanwhile, Mr Bain yester-
day urged that all multinational
corporations who make invest-
ments or acquisitions in the
Bahamas be required to estab-
lish a bond, which they would
contribute funds to over time, as
a means of preventing a repeat
of the current Royal oasis situ-
ation.
The hotel union president
suggested that this bond, held


Waiting for judgement in attempt to recover

$4.1 million in owed contributions, as union

chief urges government to force all foreign

investors to lodge severance pay bond


by a third party, could be used
to fund severance pay for
Bahamian employees of a for-
eign company that exited this
nation without paying off its lia-
bilities.
"It's been done in other coun-
tries and we're advocating it
here," Mr Bain said. "We've
seen many companies come
here, close up in the middle of
the night and leave the work-
ers stranded."
The Government, according
to Prime Minister Perry
Christie, has been "pressing"


the owner and main creditor of
the Royal Oasis, Lehman
Brothers' private equity arm,
"very strongly" for payment of
severance pay, estimated to
total $8 million, to the 1200-
1300 hotel employees.
The staff have not worked
since September 2004, when the
resort was ostensibly closed for
repairs to damage inflicted by
Hurricane Frances. However,
they were not made redundant
but were waiting for the Royal
Oasis resort and its casino to
re-open.


Mr Bain yesterday said "a
tougher approach" was "defi-
nitely needed" in the Govern-
ment's approach to its dealings
with Lehman Brothers and the
resort's operator, Driftwood
Hospitality.
The Bahamas Hotel and
Allied Industries Pension
Fund's initiation of legal action
against Driftwood Freeport and
the resort contrasts with the
Government's softer approach,
with the Prime Minister hinting
on Wednesday that it viewed
this as necessary because of


Lehman Brothers' other
Bahamian interests.
Apart from Hurricane Hole,
the private equity group also
owns the two Holiday Inn prop-
erties in Nassau one on West
Bay Street and the other on
Paradise Island both of which
are managed by Driftwood.
Mr Bain acknowledged that
Driftwood Freeport had been
making progress in repaying
"some" union dues and credit
union dues, on behalf of the
Royal Oasis employees, that
had previously been outstand-
ing. But apart from the pension
fund contributions, there had
been little movement in paying
back funds that were deducted
from employee salaries that
were supposed to have been
sent to commercial banks to ser-
vice their loans.
See HOTEL, Page 2B


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A Bahamian broker has com-
pleted the first sale of 2,500
Kerzner International ordinary
shares into the New York mar-
ket, providing Bahamian
Depository Receipt (BDR)
investors with access to greater
market liquidity that other
Bahamian public companies
cannot match.
Fidelity Capital Markets said
it executed the trade on behalf
of a Bahamian institutional
shareholder who wanted to lock
in the more than 40 per cent
capital appreciation gain since
the BDRs were floated on July


2,2004.
Since the offering, which was
priced at $4.71 per BDR, as 10
BDRs were equivalent to one
Kerzner International ordinary
share, the company's stock price
has increased by 40.13 per cent
to last night's $66 close on the
New York Stock Exchange
(NYSE).
The trade involving the
Bahamian institutional share-
holder's underlying shares was
priced slightly higher at $66.50
per share, making it worth a
total of $166,250.
James Graham, Fidelity's
vice-president, said the trade
into New York took only min-
utes to complete, accounting for


1.4 per cent of all Kerzner Inter-
national shares traded in New
York on Wednesday, February
9.
He added that there had been
very few sellers of BDRs in the
Bahamian market, sue to expec-
tations that the rapid rise in
Kerzner International's stock
price over the past few months
would continue, providing
Bahamians with capital appre-
ciation gains.
Mr Graham said, though, that
it was unfortunate that many
Bahamian investors, including
Kerzner International's own
employees, did not buy into the
offering when it came to market
in June 2004.


He added in' a statement:
"The employees, in particular,
with a 20 per cent staff discount
and based on current prices,
would have realised today a
gain of 76.5 per cent over the
seven- month period, equal to
an annual return of 131 per
cent."
Other sources have con-
firmed to The Tribune that only
300 out of Kerzner Internation-
al's 6,000 Bahamian employees
bought into the BDR offering.
The offering was only 42.8
per cent subscribed, meaning
that out of the 10 million BDRs
offered, Bahamian retail and

See TRADE, Page 2B


Butch Kerzner, Kerzner International's president and chief executive


Trustees warned


to be careful on


investment advice


,By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
BAHAMIAN trustees were
yesterday urged to be careful if
they went against advice from
an investment adviser, as "you
do open yourself up" to poten-
tial liability if an investment
involving trust property went
wrong.
Michael Allen, the Bahamas
Financial Services Board's
(BFSB) deputy chairman, told a
Society of Trust and Estate
.Practitioners (STEP) luncheon
'that in relation to their invest-
ment powers, Bahamian
trustees first had to make sure
they understood the trust instru-
ment, as this would dictate the
type of investments that could
.be made.
Although the Trustee Act
1998 had given Bahamian
trustees "very wide powers" in
relation to investments, Mr
Allen, who is also an attorney
and partner in McKinney, Ban-
vcroft & Hughes, said they "must
'be very careful".


Although possessing "very
broad powers" and a great deal
of flexibility under the Act, Mr
Allen said Bahamian trustees
always had to refer to the trust
instrument and deeds, as these
would give guidance on the spe-
cific types of investment
allowed.
He added: "You have to
check with the trust deed. You
have wide ranging powers of
investment but, at the end of
the day, you are held account-
able for what the deed provides
for."
Possible investments then
needed to be identified for their
potential suitability, as the
trustee could use the trust
instrument to "narrow the field"
themselves.
Trustees had to obtain advice
from an investment adviser on
whether the possible invest-
ments were suitable, and if it
was negative on a specific type,
the trustee had to "proceed with
extreme caution" if it still went

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Hotel (From page 1B)


Obie Wilchcombe, minister
of tourism, previously con-
firmed that the Royal Oasis and
its owners were stuck in a $22.4
million debt "quagmire", which
included $13 million owed in
casino taxes and $2.5 million in
unpaid National Insurance
Board (NIB) contributions.
Meanwhile, Mr Bain said the
indications he had received
were that it would take an
investment worth between $75-
$90 million a combination of
purchase price and renovations


- to bring the Royal Oasis "up
to speed".
Although Lehman Brothers
is hoping to sell the Royal Oasis
for a sum equal to its massive
liabilities, Mr Bain said the pri-
vate equity group would be
unlikely to get more than $25
million the price Driftwood
Freeport paid to take control
back in 2000.
"The limitations are that it is
not a beachfront property," the
hotel union president added.
The Prime Minister previ-


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ously said that Driftwood had
initiated discussions with anoth-
er international hotel chain to
allow the latter to acquire
beach property that allowed
Royal Oasis guests access to the
beach, something he said the
Government would oppose as
it "will not countenance the
stripping of the assets of the
company for sale to any other
group"
AI least five hotel chains,
including the Spanish operator
Barcelo and the Radisson, are
said to be interested in acquir-
ing the Royal Oasis.
But Mr Bain said yesterday
that the Government "hasn't
got much leverage" over
Lehman Brothers, due to the
fact that the Royal Oasis lies in
the area that comes under the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement.
He suggested that the Gov-
ernment should link up with the
Grand Bahama Port Authori-
ty, which is owed $2.7 million
by Driftwood Freeport, to initi-
ate legal proceedings.
Adding that the situation at
the Royal Oasis "isn't anything
new" and had merely been
exacerbated by the hurricanes,
Mr Bain said: "The union
advised both governments over
the past four years that Drift-


wood was not a good employer
and to have them out of the
country, close up shop and do
whatever was necessary."
His understanding was that
about 85 per cent of the finan-
cial structure that owned and
funded the Royal Oasis was
leveraged debt financing and
said the authorities should have
done a better job in scrutinis-
ing the resort's purchase.
However, the priority was
"jobs, jobs, but no one looks
behind the scenes to see what
we're getting".
Lehman Brothers plan is to
sell the resort once it receives
the insurance monies on its hur-
ricane claim. However, this has
been delayed by a dispute with
its insurance carrier.
The Tribune revealed yester-
day why Lehman Brothers is in
such a strong position, as it has
positioned itself as the Royal
Oasis' owner, operator and, as
its main financial backer, the
leading secured creditor.
This means that if the prop-
erty is sold, Lehman Brothers
will have first call on the funds
raised from a buyer, enabling it
to recover its minimal equity
investment and leaving every-
one else to fight over the
remaining scraps.


Colina
Financial Advisors Ltd.


52wk-HI 52wk-Low Symbol Previous Close Today's Close Change Daily Vol. EPS $ Div $ PIE Yield
1.39 0.95 Abaco Markets 0.95 0.95 0.00 0.197 0.000 N/M 0.00%
8.40 7.75 Bahamas Property Fund 8.00 8.00 0.00 1.328 0.320 6.0 4.00%
6.25 5.55 Bank of Bahamas 5.55 5.61 0.06 2,300 0.152 0.330 11.0 5.88%
0.85 0.75 Benchmark 0.85 0.85 0.00 -0.057 0.000 N/M 0.00%
1.95 1.80 Bahamas Waste 1.80 1.80 0.00 0.101 0.000 17.8 0.00%
1.00 0.87 British American Bank 0.95 0.95 0.00 0.007 0.040 12.8 4.21%
7.47 6.50 Cable Bahamas 7.40 7.40 0.00 0.510 0.240 14.5 3.24%
2.20 1.35 Colina Holdings 2.20 2.20 0.00 2.150 0.259 0.060 8.5 2.73%
7.60 6.60 Commonwealth Bank 7.30 7.60 0.30 2,000 0.632 0.390 11.8 5.13%
1:50 0.35 Doctor's Hospital 1.50 1.50 0.00 0.228 0.000 6.6. 0.00%
4.02 3.13 Famguard 3.99 4.02 0.03 5,000 0.406 0.170 9.9 4.23%
9.99 8.18 FInco 9.87 9.99 0.12 6,600 0.649 0.48.0 15.4 4.80%
7.50 6.45 FirstCaribbean 7.50 7.50 0.00 0.513 0.330 14.6 4.40%
8.60 7.95 Focol 7.95 7.95 0.00 0.710 0.500 11.1 6.29%
2.25 1.99 Freeport Concrete 1.99 1.99 0.00 0.025 0.000 79.6 0.00%
10.38 9.50 ICD Utilities 9.89 9.50 -0.39 1,000 0.818 0.405 11.6 4.26%
8.25 8.10 J. S. Johnson 8.22 8.22 0.00 800 0.785 0.550 10.5 6.81%
6.69 4.36 Kerzner International BDRs 6.63 6.61 -0.02 27.720 0.201 0.000 33.0 0.00%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0:00 0.694 0.350 14.4 3.50%
52wk-HI 52wk-Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Weekly Vol. EPS $ Div $ P/E Yield
13.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 13.00 14.00 16.00 1.328 0.960 10.5 6.86%
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 0f00 -0.103 0.000 NM 0.00%
43.00 28.00 ABDAB 41.00 43.00 41.00 2.220 0.000 19.4 0.00%
16.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 13.00 14.00 13.00 1.105 0.810 14.6 6.93%
0.60 0.35 RND Holdings 0.29 0.54 0.35 -0.103 0.000 N/M 0.00%
52wk-HI 52wk-Low Fund Name NAV YTD% Last 12 Months Div $ Yield %
1.2075 1.1522 Colina Money Market Fund 1.207511"
2.1191 1.8944 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 2.1191*"
10.2648 10.0000 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 10.2648""*
2.1746 2.0524 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.166020
1.0894 1.0276 Colina Bond Fund 1.089371 ** .... ,

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
52wk-HI Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Collna and Fidellt'
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for dally volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week
Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV S Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
PIE Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100
- AS AT JAN. 31, 2005/1 AS AT DEC. 31, 2004
* AS AT JAN. 28, 2005/1- AS AT DEC. 31, 2004/1- AS AT DEC. 31, 2004

JPM .RGA. TRUST COMPANY


JPMORGAN TRUST COMPANY

(BAHAMAS) LIMITED



SCHOLARSHIP AWARD


J.P. Morgan Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited seeks to offer a four (4) year scholarship
assistance towards the tuition of a Bahamian student, who has been accepted in a Bachelor's
degree program at an international accredited institution or at The College of The Bahamas.
Studies must be in the related business fields of Accounting, Finance, Corporate Law,
Management or Business Administration.


OBJECTIVE

As a corporate citizen, J.P. Morgan Trust Company's goal is to make a positive impact on the
Bahamian local economy through contributing by means of offering this scholarship award
to assist in the further development of a young Bahamian pursuing a career path in the financial
sector.

J.P. Morgan Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited, a subsidiary of J.P. Morgan Chase Private
Bank, is an offshore financial institution with over 30 years of combined operations in the


Bahamas

Criteria


1. The candidate must be from a family of combined financial income of $50,000 or less (to
be verified by employment letter).
2. Candidate must have passed at least 5 BGCSEs with grade passing of C and above.
3. A high school graduating grade point average of 3.0 or above.
4. The candidate to obtain a copy of high school transcript from the school, sealed and address
to the Human Resources Manager at J.P. Morgan Trust Company.
5. Candidate must maintain a college grade point average of 3.0 or above.
6. A copy of the college transcript must be submitted to Human Resources Manager within
three to five weeks at the end of each school year.
7. The candidate cannot be an immediate family member of J.P. Morgan Trust Company.
8. The candidate must be "drug free" throughout the entire enrollment period.
9. The candidate to be offered summer employment with the bank (June-August) whilst
pursuing full time studies.
10. Only Bahamian citizens are eligible to apply.
11. Application may be obtained from the office of J.P. Morgan Trust Company, 2nd Floor,
Bahamas Financial Center, Shirley & Charlotte Sts. Deadline is March 31st, 2005.


Pat Bain


Trade (From


page 1 B)


institutional investors only bought 4.28 million BDRs the equiv-
alent of 428,000 ordinary Kerzner International shares.
To ensure liquidity for Bahamian investors, broker/dealers were
given permission by the Central Bank of the Bahamas for up to 15
per cent of the total offering amount to be traded by them on the
NYSE in a role as market makers.
This began six months after the BDR offering was completed, and
apart from liquidity, is also intended to help maintain price stabil-
ity between the BDR price on the Bahamas international Securi-
ties Exchange (BISX) and the Wall Street ordinary stock price.
As a result, market makers can sell up to 64,200 Kerzner Inter-
national ordinary shares into New York during times of excess
supply, provided that the custodian, CIBC Trust Company
(Bahamas), is not left with less than 85 per cent of the 428,000 shares
initially subscribed for. At times of excess demand, market makers
cannot repurchase a quantity of shares that would leave CIBC
holding more than 428,000.
Michael Anderson, Fidelity's senior vice-president and chief
financial officer, told The Tribune of Kerzner International's
BDRs: "It is the most liquid security by far" in the Bahamian
market.
Mr Graham added that the extra liquidity provided by the New
York facility enabled Bahamian investors to liquidate their BDR
holdings at the market price when they chose to do so.
He said: "The total number of shares issued to Bahamian
investors constitutes only three times the average daily trading
volume in Kerzner shares further indicating the ease in which
Bahamian investors can realise capital gains."



KINGSWAY ACADEMY
P.O. Box N-4378
NASSAU, BAHAMAS


TEMPORARY POSITION AT
KINGSWAY ACADEMY

Kingsway Academy High School is in need of a qualified
teacher immediately until the end of the Easter Term
for the following subjects:

Art and Crafts
Food & Nutrition
Needlework Sewing

Successful applicants must:
Be born again Christians, with minimum
qualifications of a Bachelor's Degree in the
appropriate subject areas
Have a valid Teacher's Certificate
Be familiar with the B.J.C. and B.G.C.S.E.
Syllabus (H.S.)
Have excellent communication Skills
Have high standards of morality
Have a love for children and learning
Be willing to participate in extra curricular
activities.

Applications can be collected from
Ms. Kelcine Hamilton
Academy Affairs Manager
The Business Office, Bernard Road

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Two Freeport-based Oceanic Bank & Trust executives have passed the broker/dealer Series 7 examination after training with the Nas-
sau-based Nastac Group.
Willette Miller-Ingraham is the institution's senior fund administrator, while Sheryl Moxey is its assistant manager in Freeport.
The Series 7 examination is administered by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the National Association of Securities Deal-
ers (NASD).
Mrs Miller-Ingraham (left) and Mrs Moxey are pictured above with Reece Chipman, the Nastac Group's managing director. The Nas-
tac Group stands for National Association of Securities Training and Compliance.



Investor plans $40m



underwater resort


A US entrepreneur is pre-
pared to invest $40 million to
build a luxury hotel off
Eleuthera that lies under the
sea.
Bruce Jones, a man who has
spent 17 years designing and


selling submarines for private
use, believes there would be
tremendous demand for his
resort Poseidon Undersea
Resort, where rooms would be
submerged 50 feet under the
surface.


He said: "I think there are a
tremendous number of people
who would be interested,
including anyone who is looking
for a different experience."
Rooms would be priced at
$1,500 per night and main-


tained at land-based pressure.
Guests would get to their rooms
by escalator, and be able to look
out on coral gardens.


ACCOUNTS

ASSISTANT

Security and General, a local Property and Casualty Insurance Company
seeks to employ a mature, ambitious individual for the role of Accounts
Assistant.
Qualifications:
2-3 years Bookkeeing experience
At least an Associates degree in Accounting
Good oral and written communication skills
Computer literate
The company offers an competitive remuneration package, salary
commensurate to experience.
Resumes should be sent to The Human Resource Manager, at P.O.
Box N-3540 by February 16, 2005.


* 1975 25ft. White Water W/Twin 2003 Yamaha
* 150HSP. Engines
* 200 Gallon Fuel Holding Tank
* All New Guages, Moving Map System
* Outrigger (Not Shown)
* Overall boat and Engine are A 10
* New Bottom Paint
* Brand New Trailer

Price: $45,000.00 All Offers considered
Tel: (242) 363-1270 or 457-0852


Deadline for application is February 23, 2005.


II


VACANCY NOTICES 5


INSPECTORS
Marsh Harbour Local Office, Abaco
Cooper's Town Local Office, Abaco

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the above
positions with The National Insurance Board. The individual would be
responsible, under the Local Office Manager, for securing compliance
with the National Insurance Act, in his/her district.
OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE:
1. Ensuring that employers, employed persons, and self-employed
persons are registered.
2. Examining wage records and contribution statements to see if
contributions are being paid promptly and at the correct rate
according to the Regulations.
3. Investigating cases of non-compliance with the Act and
Regulations.
4. Investigating cases of alleged fraud in connection with benefits
and assistance.
5. Preparing cases of non-compliance for prosecuting in the courts.
6. Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants should have a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college
or university, preferably in Business Administration. Related work experience
would be an advantage. Computer experience is essential.
APPLICATION:
Application forms may be obtained from the Security Booth of the National
Insurance Board's Jumbey Village Complex. Interested persons may
submit a completed application form along with the necessary proof of
qualifications, not later than 4:00pm on Friday, February 18, 2005, to:
The Senior Manager Human Resources
THE NATIONAL INSURANCE BOARD
Headquarters Building
Nassau, Bahamas


Cititrust (Bahamas) limited, a subsidiary of Citigroup, a leading
financial institution with a presence in over 100 countries and over 100
million customers worldwide,,
is seeking candidates for the position of

DOCUMENT CONTROL MANAGER


FUNCTIONAL/DEPARTMENTAL DESCRIPTION

Global Wealth Structuring forms the Citigroup international offshore trust
companies servicing non U.S. high net worth clients in Bahamas, Cayman
Islands, Switzerland, Jersey Channel Islands, New Jersey and Singapore.
Products target wealth preservation around fiduciary structure.

MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES
Management of document control unit (Imaging, Safe Keeping, Dual
Control, Warehouse, Records Management.)
Ensure that all records are kept within compliance to Citigroup standards.
Implementation of GWS records management strategy.
MIS reporting.
Management of risk and assist in coordination of audit.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS REQUIRED
Historic imaging and records management experience and familiarity
with Trust and Company documentation.
Strong oral and written communications skills.
Interfacing with various business units on a global basis.
Influencing, organizational and leadership skills.
Initiative and the ability to think strategically
People Management.
2-4 years Imaging and/or records management experience.
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science or equivalent experience.
Interested candidates should forward a copy of their resume to:
Operation Controls Head
Cititrust (Bahamas) Limited
P.O. Box N-1576,
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: (242) 302-8732 OR
Email: gieselle.campbell@citigroup.com


BOAT FO


SALE*


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2005, PAGE 3B


THE TRIBUNE







LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT, 2000
SEACOR-SMIT (AQUITAINE) LTD.
Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 137(8) of the International
Business Corporations Act, 2000, the Dissolution of SEACOR-SMIT
(AQUITAINE) LTD. has been completed, a Certificate of Dissolution
has been completion of the dissolution was December 31st, 2004.
Randall Blank
Liquidator


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that ALOUIUS THELAMOUR, P.O. BOX
GT-2775, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that
any person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 4TH day of
FEBRUARY, 2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


Legal Notice


NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No. 45 of 2000)

TASMIN LIMITED

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 137 (8) of the International
Business Companies Act, No. 45 of 2000, the Dissolution of TASMIN
LIMITED has been completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued
and the Company has therefore been struck off the Register. The date of
completion of the dissolution was the 28th day of January, 2005.




Alrena Moxey
Liquidator



LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

RIMBAUD LTD.


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137(8) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000, the dissolution of RIMBAUD LTD., has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and
the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.


Cordelia Fernander
(Liquidator)


Ingrid Davis
(Liquidator)


LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

PANTERA INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company is
in dissolution, which commenced on the 17th day of January,
2005. The Liquidators are Cordelia Fernander and Ingrid
Davis of P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.


Cordelia Fernander
(Liquidator)


Ingrid Davis
(Liquidator)


PAGE 4B, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2005


Obie Wilchcombe with students at last year's Bahamas Business Outlook


Conference



to focus on


island's



'resilience'


Grand Bahama's Business
Outlook conference will be held
on March 2 under the theme
Resilience in Action, a tribute
to the island's recovery from
Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne.
The one-day seminar will be
held at the Convention Centre,
Westin & Sheraton at Our
Lucaya Resort.
As is usual with the 'Business
Outlook' conferences, speakers
will be drawn from a wide pool
of professionals. Matters to be
addressed at this year's conclave
include: Grand Bahama's eco-
nomic outlook; labour and envi-

Warn
(From page 1 B)
ahead with the investment due
to liability issues.
If the advice was positive,
trustees had to apply the Whole
Portfolio Theory, not treating
the investment in isolation but
considering it in the context of
the trust property as a whole.
Bahamian trustees then need-
ed to review a checklist of cri-
teria and conditions to see of
the investment fitted in with
this, and consider the differing
views of beneficiaries with
regard to investment decisions
and trust aims.
Mr Allen advised trustees to
record all deliberations on
investment decisions, as "it's
going to be your safeguard. It's
building .your own case for a
defence". Decisions, and the
reasons for taking them, had to
be recorded.
In drafting a trust instrument,
Mr Allen advised that it was
better if it identified a specific
investment adviser whose
advice would be sought, or a
protector, or for the settlor to
identify an investment adviser.


ronmental concerns; tourism's
revitalisation; and creation of
job opportunities.
Persons wishing to attend can
register online at
www.tclevents.com, or by con-
tacting The Counsellors Ltd.,
tel: 242-374-5656, or the Grand
Bahama Chamber of Com-
merce, tel: 242-373-3015.


THE TRIBUNE


LEGAL NOTICE


NOTICE

UNIONVILLE INVESTMENTS PTE.
LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company is
in dissolution, which commenced on the 31st day of January,
2005. The Liquidators are Cordelia Fernander and Ingrid
Davis of P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

Cordelia Fernander
(Liquidator)


Ingrid Davis
(Liquidator)


IVUST SELL













Two Storey Commercial Building 4025 sq. ft.
Comprising a Motel with eight 1 Bed/ 1 Bath units and Two commercial stores on the ground
floor
Lot No. 151 8,704sq.ft. Bay Street, Lower Bogue, Eleuthera
Interested persons should submit written offers to be received no later than February 28, 2005 to:
Commercial Credit Collection Unit
P.O.Box N-7518
Nassau, Bahamas or
For conditions of the sale and any other information, please contact:
The Manager (242) 335-1464 or (242) 335-1400 North Eleuthera or
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit Phone: 356-1686, 356-1685, 356-1608
Financing available for the qualified purchaser
Serious enquiries only


*^^^I^HH^^^B^^I^^IIIBUSINESS^^I^^^^^^^^^^^









I


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


Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the New Providence Port Authority Board for
New Providence and the Family Islands will be held at the Port Administration Building
Prince George Wharf on the 24th February 2005 at 3:00pm for the purpose of granting
Licences under The Boat Registration act Chapter (277).

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

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

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

The under-mentioned persons have anolied for grant of licences as specified below:-
RENEWAL JET SKI NEW PROVIDENCE


REG NO APPLICANT


NP:624ATW Deal George
Nassau Bahamas


NP:623ATW Deal George
Nassau Bahamas

NP:821 BSC Hanna Ivan
Ridgeland Park
Nassau Bahamas

NP:822 BSC Hanna Ivan
Ridgeland Park
Nassau Bahamas


NP:500SAN Marc Christie
Nassau Bahamas

NP:628ATW Morley Donville
Nassau Bahamas

NP:503SAN Smith Vernal
Nassau Bahamas

NP:642ATW Wright Frankie
Nassau Bahamas


BOAT NAME


No Name
9ft Jet Ski


No Name
9ft Jet Ski

No Name
9ft Jet Ski


No Name
9ft Jet Ski



No Name
9ft Jet Ski

No Name
9ft Jet Ski

No Name
9ft Jet Ski

No Name
9ft Jet Ski


NEW JET SKI LICENCE


REG NO APPLICANT BOAT
NAME


JS/01/05 Daniels Marctavous No Name
#29 Johnson Terrace 9ft Jet Ski
Nassau Bahamas


JS/02/05 Daniels Marctavous No Name
#29 Johnson Terrace 9ft Jet Ski.
Nassau Bahamas


JS/03/05 Rahming Anthony
Golden Gates Est
Nassau Bahamas


JS/04/05 Rahming Anthony
Golden Gates Est
Nassau Bahamas


No Name
9ft Jet Ski



No Name
9ft Jet Ski


CLASS PASS


USE


D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental


D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental


D 2 Rental


D 2 Rental


D 2 Rental





CLASS PASS USE



D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental


TRANSFER OF BOAT LICENCE


REG NO PREVIOUS
OWNER


NP:07541 Lockwood James
P.O. Box 1233
Nassau Bahamas


NEW
OWNER


Martin Mario
St Andrews
Beach Estates
Nassau Bahamas


BOAT
NAME


"Fortuna I'B
24ft
Fiberglass


CLASS USE


Charter


NEW BOAT LICENCE


NB/01/05 New Providence
Towing Co.
P.O. Box N-3709
Nassau Bahamas


"Hannah"
229.4ft Steel


CLASS PASS


A 0 Barge


RENEWAL BOAT LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE


REG NO APPLICANT BOAT
NAME
NP: 1500 Bahama Divers "Dreadnaught II"
(1976) Ltd 42ft Fiberglass
P.O. Box SS-5004
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6218 Bowe Harry "Harry O"
P.O. Box CB-1114 22ft Aquasport
Nassau Bahamas

NP:14 Nassau Scuba Centre "Sea Hawk"
P.O. Box CB-11863 38ft Dive Boat
Nassau Bahamas

NP:3198 Nassau Scuba Centre "Sea Star"
P.O. Box CB-11863 42ft Dive Boat
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6619 Seahorse Sailing Adv "Seahorse IV"
P.O. Box CB-11763 65ft Catamaran
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6638 Smith Paul "Hunter"
P.O. Box N-1641 43ft Hatteras
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6386 Symonette Albrion "Runaway"
Nassau Bahamas 55ft Speed Boat


NP:946 Brown Wilton "Sea Eascape"
Yellow Elder Gds 31 ft Fiberglass
Nassau Bahamas


CLASS PASS USE


35 Charter


B 10


Charter


A 25 Diving



A 20 Charter



A 125 Charter



A 10 Charter



B 40 Charter



B 42 Ferry


NP:4587 Brown Michael
P.O. Box N-31
Nassau Bahamas

N?:992 Brown Michael
P.O. Box N-31
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6491 Cartwright Robert
P.O. Box N-9967
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6381 Maycock Etienne
Johnson Road
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6422 Nassau Undersea
Adv Ltd
P.O. Box CB-11697
Nassau Bahamas

NP:2931 Nassau Undersea
Adventures
P.O. Box CB-11697
Nassau Bahamas

NP:1934 Nassau Undersea
Adventures
P.O. Box CB-11697
Nassau Bahamas

NP:1823 Nassau Undersea
Adventures
P.O. Box CB-11697
Nassau Bahamas


NP:6498 Nassau Undersea
Adventures
P.O. Box CB-11697
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6453 Neptune
Watersports
P.O. Box CB-
I 697Nassau
bahamas

NP:3228 Pinder Phillip
Windsor Drive
Nassau Bahamas
NP:1890 Brown Leslie
Nassau Bahamas

NP:3029 Brown Michael
P.O. Box N-31
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6406 'Brown Michael
P.O. Box N-31
Nassau Bahamas

NP:2843 Flying Cloud Ltd
P.O. Box SS-50192
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6608 GMP Holdings Ltd
P.O. Box SS-5178
Nassau Bahamas


NP:1628 Pinder Phillip
Windsor Drive
Nassau Bahamas

NP:2333 r:;nder Phillip
Windsor Drive
Nassau Bahamas

NP:2422 Pirates Well
Investments Co. Ltd
P.O. Box N-7431
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6236 P::'tes Well
Investment
P.O. Box N-7431
Nassau Bahamas

NP:2438 Pirates Well
Investments Co. Ltd
P.O. Box N-7431
Nassau Bahamas


NP:964 Swex Co. Bah Ltd
P.O. Box CB-13172
Nassau Bahamas

NP:3245 Swex Co. Bah.Ltd
P.O. Box CB-13172
Nassau Bahamas


NP:6323


"Fantasea" B
38ft Bertram


"Top Gun II" A
50ft Hatteras


"Jammin" B
30ft outboard


"Captain C" A
120ft Steel


"Barracuda I" D
8ft Waterboat



"Phoecoena" D
40ft Dive Boat



"Black Coral" D
40ft Dive Boat



"Alien Order" D
27ft Fisherman




"Hobiecat Ill" D
12ft Sailboat



"Barracuda IIH" D
8ft Waterboat




"Born Free IV" B
45ft Fiberglass

"Full Moon" B
32ft

"White Cloud" B
51ft
Sportsfisherman

"Fantasea I'I B
35ft Bertram


"Flying Cloud" B
57ft Catamaran


"Lady Emerald" A
150ft Steel



"Born Free II" B
34ft Fiberglass


"Born Free I" B
45ft Fiberglass


"Lady Rosalind" A
168ft Steel



"Trans Cargo II" A
226ft Steel



"Lady Mathilda" A
130ft Steel




"Ballyhoo" B
46ft Catamaran


"Seaworld Explorer B
VI"
66ft Submarine


V.'illiams Yelverton "Mary Ann II
Nassau Bahamas 46ft Fiberglass


NP:352 Bahamas Marine Co
Co.
Mosko Building
Nassau Bahamas


B


"Agnes G"
65ft Tug


NP:218 Bahamas Marine Con "Davy Joe"
Co. 50ft Tug
Mosko Building
Nassau Bahamas


NP:890 Nioxey's Shipping Ltd
Ridgeland
Nassau Bahamas

NP:3194 Nassau Cruises Ltd
P.O. Box N-7366
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6452 Nassau Undersea Adv
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6451 Nassau Undersea Adv
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6285 Nassau Undersea Adv
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau Bahamas

NP:3187 Nassau Undersea Adv
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau Bahamas


"Captain Moxey"
135ft Steel


"Calypso IV"
72ft Catamaran


"Zambizi"
46ft Dive Boat


"White Bongie"
46ft Dive Boat


"Floridanus"
48ft Dive Boat


"Stenella"
40ft Dive Boat


12 Charter



20 Charter



10 Charter



56 Mailboat



1 Rental




27 Charter


43


Charter


12 Charter





2 Rental




1 Rental





20 Charter


39 Ferry


42 Charter



12 Charter



55 Charter



38 Mailboat




14 Charter



20 Charter



40 Mailboat


40 Mailboat


Mailboat


45 Ferry



45 Submarine



73 Ferry



A 0 Tug




A 0 Tug


150 Mail


A 400 Charter



A 45 Charter



A 50 Charter



A 28 Charter



A 28 Charter


REG NO APPLICANT BOAT
NAME


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MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND



AVIATION PORT DEPARTMENT









TRIBUNE BUSINESS
THE TRIBUNE BUSINESS


GOVERNMENT NOTICES /MINSTRYOFRA R INATO RT


NP:2268 Nassau Undersea Adv "Youngdom" A
P.O. Box CB-13137 40ft Dive Boat
Nassau Bahamas

NP:2932 Nassau Undersea Adv "Tursiops" A
P.O. Box CB-13137 40ft Diveboat
Nassau Baiamas

NP:1936 Nassau Undersea Adv No Name D
P.O. Box CB-13137 20ft Banana Boat
ra.ssau Bahamas

NP:6499 Nassau Undersea Adv "Hobiecat IE" D
P.O. Box CB-13137 12ft Sail Boat
Nassau Bahamas


NP:6500 Nassau Undersea Adv "Hobiecat r' D
P.O. Box CB-13137 12ft Sail Boat
Nassau Bahamas

NT:6216 Tumquest Brian 'Party Cat" B
P.O. Box SS-6192 40ft Catamaran
Nassau Bahamas

NP:2821 Nassau Cruises Ltd "Calypso VI" A
P.O. Box N-7366 52ft
Nassau Bahamas

NP:2902 Nassau Cruises Ltd "Sun Princess" A
P.O. Box N-7366 55ft Fiberglass
Nassau Bahamas

NP:2572 Nassau Cruises Ltd "Stingray" A
P.O. Box N-7366 85ft Tender
Nassau Bahamas

NP:2433 Nassau Cruises Ltd "Strike Ill" A
P.O. Box N-7366 55ft Fiberglass,
Nassau Bahamas

NP:4906 Nassau Cruises Ltd "Calypso r' A
P.O. Box N-7366 82ft Triple
Nassau Bahamas Decker

NP:4945 Nassau Cruises Ltd "Calypso III" A
P.O. Box N-7366 40ft Fiberglass
Nassau Bahamas

NP:2322 Nassau Cruises Ltd "Calypso II" A
P.O. Box N-7366 100ft Triple
Nassau Bahamas Decker


NP:478 Sandals Royal
Bahamian
P.O. Box CB-13005
Nassau Bahamas


No name
12ft Kayak


NP:6503 VRL Nassau Ltd No Name
West Bay St 12ft Surfboard
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6504 VRL Nassau Ltd No Name
West Bay St 10ft Surfboard
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6505 VRL Nassau Ltd No Name
West Bay St 10ft Surfboard
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6506 VRL Nassau Ltd No Name
West Bay St 10ft Surfboard
Nassau Bahamas .-


NP: 254 VRL Nassau Ltd
West Bay St
Nassau Bahamas

NP:624 VRL Nassau Ltd
West Bay St
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6294 VRL Nassau Ltd
West Bay St
Nassau Bahamas

NP:245 VRL Nassau Ltd
West Bay St
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6252 VRL Nassau Ltd
West Bay St
Nassau Bahamas

NP:255 VRL Nassau Ltd
West Bay St
Nassau Bahamas

NP:252 VRL Nassau Ltd
West Bay St
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6241 VRL Nassau Ltd
West Bay St
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6325 VRL Nassau Ltd
WestBay St
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6092 VRL Nassau Ltd
West Bay St
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6295 VRL Nassau Ltd
West Bay St
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6254 VRL Nassau Ltd
West Bay St
Nassau Bahamas

NP:256 VRL Nassau Ltd
West Bay St
Nassau Bahamas

NP:248 VRL Nassau Ltd
West Bay St
Nassau Bahamas

NP:251 VRL Nassau Ltd
West Bay St
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6291 VRL Nassau Ltd
West Bay St
Nassau Bahamas


NP:4697 Bahama Divers (1976)
P.O. Box SS-5004
Nassau Bahamas


No Name D
10ft Kayak


No Name D
14ft Hobie


No Name D
14ft obie


No Name D
10ft Kayak


No Name D
12ft Paddleboat


No Name D
12ft Kayak


No Name D
12ft Kayak


No Name D
14ft Sailboat


No Name D
12ft Waterbike


No Name D
14ft Sailboat


No Name D
12ft Water Bike


No Name D
12ft Paddle Boat


No Name D
12ft Kayak


No Name D
12ft Kayak


No Name D
12ft Kayak


No Name D
16ft Kayak



"Dreadnaught B
IV"
42ft Fiberglass


NP:2418 Blackbeard's Tender Ltd "Coral IF'
P.O. Box N-424 65ft Catamaran
Nassau Bahamas

NP: 1870 Chubasco Charters Ltd "Chubasco"
P.O. Box N-4344 32ft Sportsfisher
Nassau Bahamas


28 Charter


19 Charter



5 Charter



2 Rental




2 Rental



50 Charter


150 Charter



80 Charter



115 Charter



70 Charter



550 Charter



40 Charter



600 Charter



2 Rental




2 Rental



2 Rental



2 Rental



2 Rental


2 Rental



2 Rental



2 Rental



2 Rental



2 Rental



2 Rental



2 Rental



2 Rental



2 Rental



2 Rental

2 Rental



2 Rental



2 Rental



2 Rental



2 Rental



2 Rental






55 Charter


253 Charter



6 Charter


NP:222 Chubasco Charters Ltd
P.O. Box N-4344
Nassau Bahamas

NP:3193 Chubasco Charters Ltd
P.O. Box N-4344
Nassau Bahamas

NP:2199 Clare Alfred
Claridge Road
Nassau Bahamas

NP:3192 Dean James
P.O. Box SS-6397
Nassau Bahamas

NP:4956 Davis Elvis
Knowles Drive
Nassau Bahamas

NP:3189 Knowles Andrew
P.O. Box EE-16303
Nassau Bahamas

NP:2584 Munroe Fredlin
P.O. Box N-969
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6390 Patton Robert
Kensington Gardens
Nassau Bahamas

NP:1485 Pinder John B
P.O. Box SS-6029
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6335 Pinder John B
P.O. Box SS-6029
Nassau Bahamas

NP:2584 Smith Harry
Nassau East
Nassau Bahamas


NP:482 Sandals Royal Bahamian No Name D
P.O. Box CB-13005 12ft kayak
Nassau Bahamas

NP:460 Sandals Royal Bahamian No Name D
P.O. Box CB-13005 10ft Aqua Cycle
Nassau Bahamas

NP:461 Sandals Royal Bahamian No Name D
P.O. .ox CB-13005 12ft Windsurfer
Nassau Bahamas

NP:488 Sandals Royal Bahamian No Name D
P.O. Box CB-13005 10ft AquaCycle
Nassau Bahama'

NP:470 Sandals Royal Bahamian No Name D
P.O. Box CB-13005 15ft Hobie Cat
Nass:; Bahamas


NP:462 Sandals Royal Bahamian No Name D
P.O. Box CB-13005 12ft Windsurfer
Nassau Bahamas

NP:1061 Sandals Royal Bahamian "Sandals B
P. 0. Box CB-13005 Explorer"
Nassau Bahaams 46ft Fi ..s


NP:6067 Sandals Royal Bahamian No Name D
P.O. Box CB-13005 15ft Hobie Cat
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6057 Sandals Royal Bahamian No Name D
P.O. Box CB-13005 15ft Hiobie Cat
Nassau bahamas

NP:459 Sandals Royal Bahamian No Name D
P.O. Box CB-13005 15ftHobie Cat
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6065 Sandals Royal Bahamian No Name D
P.O. Box CB-13005 15ft Hobie Cat
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6056 Sandals Royal Bahamian NoName D
P.O. Box CB-13005 15ft Hobie Cat
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6060 Sandals Royal Bahamian No Name D
P.O. Box CB-13005 15ft Hobie Cat
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6062 Sandals Royal Bahamian No Name D
P.O. Box CB-13005 15ft Hobie Cat
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6066 Sandals Royal Bahamian No Name D
P.O. Box CB-13005 15ftHobie Cat
Nassau Bahamas


NP:451 Sandals Royal Bahamian "Royal Princess" B
P.O. Box CB-13005 45ft Fibreglass
Nassau Bahamas

NP:636 Sandals Royal Bahamian "Sandals Gem" B
P.O. Box CB-13005 36ft Fiberglass
Nassau Bahamas

NP:434 Sandals Royal Bahamian "Sandals B
P.O. Box CB-13005 Princess"
Nassau Bahamas 48ft Fiberglass


NP:' ;0 Sandals Royal Bahamian No Name D
P.O. Box CB-13005 12ft Kayak
Nassau Bahamas

NP:481 Sandals Royal Bahamian No Name D
P.O. Box CB-13005 12ft kayak
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6072 Sandals Royal Bahamian 0 Name D
P.O.Box CB-13005 12ft Kayak
Nassau Bahamas

NP:'04 Sandals Royal Bahamian No Name D'
P.O. Box CB-13005 12ft Kayak
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6059 Sandals Royal Bahamian No Name D
P.O. 3ox CB-13005 15ft Hobie
Nassau Bahamas

NP: 120 Stephen Gomez "Gloria G" B
P.O. Box CR-56754 41ft Fiberglass
Nassau Bahamas


NP:6244 VRL Nassau Ltd
West Bay St
Nass:.u Bahamas

NP:6240 VRL Nassau Ltd
West Bay St
Nassau Bahamas


No Name
17ft Sailboat


No Name
17ft Sailboat


12 Charter



12 Charter



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"Chubasco IV" B
42ft Sportsfisher


"Chubasco IIr B
45ft Hatterms


"Daisy Star" B
45ft Fibeglass


"Mia IDean" A
130ff Steel


"Proline" B
18ft Fiberglass


"Eagle Eyes" B
36ft Chriscraft


"Bare Necessity" B
28ft Fiberglass


"Orion" B
35ft Sportsfish


"King Fisher It B
45ft Fiberglass


"Kingfisher ir B
35ft Fiberglass


"Uncle C" B
47ff Fiberglass


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West Bay St
Nassau Bahamas

NP-6255 VRL Nassau Ltd
West Bay St
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6292. VRL Nassau Ltd
West Bay St
-Nassau Bahamas

NP:6330 William Hunt
*Yond;:r Rd
Nassau Bahamas


LIC NO APPLICANT BOAT
NAME


NP:1652 Bimini
Businessman
Association
Alice Town
Bimini

NP;6282 Dean Ernest
Sandy Point
Abaco

NP:745 Elcuthera Express
Shipping Co.
Spunish Wells

NP:2715 Rev Hubert King
Mangrove Cay
Andros

NP:6635 Stuart Gregory
North Eleuthera


NP: 2686 Stuart Theophilus
North Eleuthera


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7098



6234



7699



7170



6152



7884



7893



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6175



7759



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No Name
21ft Side Console


No Name
1011ft kayak


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45ft Seatech


APPLICANT



Archer Anthony
P.O. Box N-10542
Nassau Bahamas

Archer Stephen
P.O. Box GT-2176
Nassau Bahamas

Bain Leroy
P.O. BoxNtSltZ5 ,
Nassau Bahamas

Bannister Anthony
Made Street
Nassau Bahamas

Brown William
P.O. Box N-852
Nassau Bahamas

Bullard Devito
P.O. Box N-684
Nassau Bahamas

Burrows Edwin
P.O. Box SS-5755
Nassau Bahamas

Cartwright Alex C
P.O. Box N-1401
Nassau Bahamas

Cartwright Terrance
P.O. Box SS-6406
Nassau Bahamas

Cartwright Antonio
P.O. Box N-4241
Nassau Bahamas

Cox Godfrey
P.O. Box EE-15008
Nassau Bahamas

Cornell Keith
Soldier Road
Nassau Bahamas

Davis Nigel
P.O Box EE-15400
Nassau Bahamas

Delva Santiba
P.O. Box EE-17274
Nassau Bahamas

Eldon Ricardo
P.O. Box SS-6668
Nassau Bahamas

Frost James
P.O. Box SS-19153
Nassau Bahamas
Gomez Stephen
P.O. Box CR-56754
Nassau Bahamas


Hanna Johran
P.O. Box CR-54112
Nassau Bahamas

Harris Dave
P.O. Box SB-50004
Nassau Bahamas

Horton Christopher
Nassau Bahamas

Hunt William
P.O. Box SB-51753
Nassau Bahamas

Johnson Jamaine
P.O. Box CB-13315
Nassau Bahamas


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110ft Steel


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Express"
140ft Steel

M/V"Mangrove A
Cay Express"
72ft Steel

"Island Trader" A
140ft Landing
Craft

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110ft Steel


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Holding 30.40 Meters
P.O. Box F-43550
Freeport


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Knowles Adam A
P.O. Box SS-5719
Nassau Bahamas

Maycock Etienne A
P.O. Box N-10183
Nassau Bahamas

Maury John A
P.O.Box N-4831
Nassau Bahamas

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

Munroe Fredlin B
#41 Milton Street
Nassau Bahamas

Pratt William B
P.O. Box 14633
Nassau Bahamas

Robinson Rudolph A
Pinewood Gardens
Nassau Bahamas

Outten Corey B
P.O Box N-3134
Nassau Bahamas

Percentie Floyd A
P.O. Box EE-17771
Nassau Bahamas
Rolle Derick A
P.O. Box SB-52282
Nassau Bahamas
Rolle Swendle A
P.O. Box CR-55974
Nassau Bahamas

Rolle Garnett A
#12 Devonshire Drive
Nassau Bahamas

Saunders Jeremy A
P.O. Box GT-2255
Nassau Bahamas

SmithHarry B
P.O. Box SS-5457
Nassau Bahamas

Smith Andrew A
P.O. Box SS-19311
Nassau Bahamas

Turnquest Brian B
P.O. box SS-6192
Nassau Bahamas

Williams Yelverton B
P.O. Box CR-54939
Nassau Bahamas

Russell Elvis B
Nassau Bahamas

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Albury Donald G
Spanish Wells
Bahamas

Albury Donald K
Spanish Wells
Bahamas

Curry Neil
Spanish Wells
Bahamas

Clarke Darren
Mangrove Cay
Andros
Edgecombe Anthony
Treasure Cay
Andros

Ford Suzanne
715 SW Coconut Grove
Ft. Lauderdale
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Gardiner Williams
Grand Cay
Abaco
Gray Tony
Staniel cay
Exuma

Harris Michael
Knowles
Cat island

King Brainard
Mangrove Cay
Andros

Lockhart Carlton
P.O. Box F-40819
Freeport

Moss Bradley
Chesters
Acklins

Pratt George
Berry Island

Roberts Perry
Great Harbour Cav
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Culmersville
Nassau Bahamas

Green Omald
Mangrove Cay
Andros

Saunders Douglas
Mangrove Cay
Andros


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Port Controller


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in Bahamas this year


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* By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter


THE Bahamas will only host
"Copyrighted Material one Carifta trial this year as
Syndicated Content opposed to the usual two, due
Available from Commercial News Providers" Opposed to the usual two, due
to Easter season falling early
this year.
.- The Carifta games, which
were first scheduled for George
Town, Grenada, will now be
hosted by the Trinidad and
Tobago Association, March
24th-28th.
The calendar of events, which
the BAAA sent out to the var-
ious track clubs and coaches
slotted dates for February 25th-
- 26th and March 24th-28th.

-- Venue
The changing in venue had
posed some difficulties for the
BAAA, which they were able
to overcome, but now having
just one trial has complicated
matters.
Since there has been a chang-
ing in the schedule, only the
February 25th-26th trial will be
I considered the official Carifta
games trails.
All the other meets, such as
the Island Sports, Government
School championships and the
Bahamas Association of Inde-
pendent Sporting Schools meets
S9 will be used as Carifta qualify-
ing meets.
Meets scheduled to take


place on the weekends will also
be used by the BAAA for qual-
ifying times.
Last week's meet, which was
held by the Star Trackers Club,


change the dates or add dates so
athletes can qualify. The only
thing we can do is go ahead with
the February date and use the
other high school games and


"Unfortunately, we can't
change the dates or add dates
so athletes can qualify. The
only thing we can do is go
ahead with the February date
and use the other high school
games and weekend meets as
qualifying meets."

Ralph McKinney,
BAAA public relations officer


saw one athlete, Gabrielle
Nixon, qualify for the games.
Nixon qualified in the under
17 girls shot putt, surpassing the
qualifying mark of 11.78 metres.
A medallist at last year's games,
Nixon competes in, shot putt,
discus and javelin.
"We are sorry about the
inconvenience caused to any
athletes who are looking for-
ward to qualifying for the
games," said Ralph McKinney,
BAAA public relations officer.
"Unfortunately, we can't


weekend meets as qualifying
meets."
Athletes from the Family
Islands were hoping to use the
March Carifta trials as an
opportunity to qualify, but now
the BAAA might see a decline
in support from those areas.
McKinney added: "When you
look at the schedule, many of
the Family Island athletes will
participate in the Andros meet
and the LN Coakley meet
which just passed. Taking into
consideration that the track


they will be competing on isn't
the standardised track, anyone
coming close to the mark will
be considered.
"However, we would love it if
the athletes can come down,
because we try to use head-to-
head competition to determine
who will be named to the
team."

Qualifying
With the trials being the only
meet the BAAA can see the
head-to-head competition, ath-
letes qualifying at the other four
meets will have to out right
make the qualifying mark to be
considered.
Consideration will be given
to athletes that fell short of the
qualifying mark at the trials, but
come close to the mark at the
other meets..
Athletes who qualify at any
one of the other track meets,
which includes the T-Bird
classic, will be named to the
team.
In the event where there are
more than three persons sur-
passing the qualifying mark at
any meet, the athlete that qual-
ifies at the trials will automati-
cally be selected.
Since the BAAA can only
enter two athletes in an event,
the top two athletes having the
highest qualifying standards will
be taken. Special consideration


will be given to athletes com-
peting in college.
McKinney said: "We have to
give special consideration to all
the athletes, especially college
and Family Island athletes. We
don't want the same thing to
happen, where we had the inci-
dent of Shandira Brown, so we
try our best to avoid this.
"However, we can't take
three athletes to compete for
one event, so what we do is look
at the athlete and if that athlete
can compete in more than one
event he or she is considered.
"This decision is handed
down from the president,
Desmond Bannister, the head
coach and the statistician. These
are the persons who make the
final decision."
The next meet on the BAAA
calendar is the Club Monica
meet and the North Andros Sil-
ver Lighting meet set for this
weekend.
The Club Monica meet is
expected to attract more than
20 schools and clubs, and will
be held at the Thomas A
Robinson stadium. The North
Andros meet will be held at the
North Andros high school.
These are the only two meets
before the Carifta trials. The
GSSSA championships are set
for March 2th-4th, BAISS
championships, 9th-llth and the
Island Sports, set to take place
in Grand Bahama, March 2th-
4th.


* By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
FOUR boxing clubs will
put. on what they call the
'first dynamic boxing show'
for the year, with fans
expecting a thrill with each
punch delivered.
The show will be contest-
ed bee tMV%0 Hq,'tLion
Heart bx cik31i ahamas
Youth j~ boxing
club, Carmichael Knock Out
Amateur boxing club and,
the new kids on the block,
East Side Amateur boxing
club.
The host of the show,
national head coach Aridre
Seymour, is hoping that the
events sets the pace for the
other shows sanctioned by
the Bahamas Boxing Feder-
ation (BBF).
Seymour said: "This is
going to be an exciting show,
so we are inviting everyone
to come down and support
the boxers.
"The junior boxers have
been working extremely
hard, and they are very
eager to step into the ring
and showcase their talent.

Programmes
"This first boxing show
will set the tune for the oth-
ers, as we look to do big
things for both the junior
and senior programmes."
All clubs falling under the
BBF have excepted the
challenge, which is to host
at least two shows a month,
placing much attention on
the youth.
This project, which was
started from early last year,
proved successful as the
BBF got more than nine
shows in for the younger
boxers and at least 13 shows
in for the senior boxers.
Each show was put on by
individual clubs.
"This year is going to be
better than last year. Last
year we put on several
shows which were very
entertaining, especially in
the youth division," said
Seymour.
"Now we are placing, I
don't want to say all, but
much emphasis is being
placed on the youth," he
added. "We have a solid
senior programme, but what
good is your senior pro-
gramme if you don't have
an excellent developmental
programme for youth.
"Our junior boxers are
doing extremely well, they
are willing to go all out with
this being most of their first
show. My club is ready and I
am sure the other clubs are
ready.
"This is going to be a
show that will stand the test
of time so this call is to all
the parents and former box-
ers to come out and support
the youth who will indeed
put on a great show."


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M By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
tAFTER losing their perfect season,
the Temple Christian Suns finally
broke a four-year jinx, winning their
first Bahamas Association of Inde-
pendent Secondary Schools' senior
girls championship crown under coach
Sharelle Cash.
Staffica Bain powered her way
inside for a game high 13 points, but it
was Tadasha Curry who connected on
three-of-four free throws in the final
minute to seal a 25-18 victory over the
St Augustine's College Big Red
Machines yesterday at the Kendal
Isaacs Gymnasium.
The victory enabled the Suns to out-
shine the Big Red Machines 2-1 in the
best-of-three series as Temple Christ-
ian rebounded from losing their first
game of the season in the game one to
complete a two-game sweep.

Victory
"It feels great. We're the champi-
ons," said coach Cash, moments after
the stunning victory. "They worked
hard over the years and they deserve

Curry finished with just five points,
but her clutch free throws, starting at
the final 21 seconds mark, stopped a
late surge by the Big Red Machines to
deny the Suns from winning the dou-
ble crown this year.
Coach Cash had pulled Curry and
gave her some instructions on the side-
lines. When she came back into the
game, she controlled the tempo, taking
the ball inside and was fouled in the
process.
"We stepped up and played well,"
Curry stated after she was hoisted in
the air by one of Temple Christian's
fans. "We knew that we had to go out
and play hard to win. We did that."
Edrica Demeritte helped out with
three points.

Defence
For SAC, Sasha Ferguson paced the
way with nine. She got off to a fast





















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