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* By KARIN HERIG
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AN URGENT appeal to':
reform the country's "unsafe"
public transport system went
out yesterday after three people
were assaulted on a jitney and
thrown off the vehicle while it
was moving at high speed.
The passengers were attacked
and brutally beaten before
being tossed off the bus on Fri-
day evening, it emerged last
night.
Speaking with The Tribune,
one of the victims, Stephanie
Sturrup, 34, of Westchester,
England, said the ordeal began
after she boarded a jitney trav-
elling to Pinewood/Kennedy
Sub-division on Friday evening.
Mrs Sturrup said there were
six people, including the bus dri-
ver, on board at the time and
that two men attacked her and
two other passengers and threw
them off the bus.
All three victims received
serious injuries, with one pas-
senger still in hospital recover-
ing last night.
"I was very scared. Where I
come from we don't know
about such experiences," she
said.
A second victim, Sharad
Lightfoot, said he was afraid for
his life. "I thought I was going
to die," he said.
Both victims and their fami-
lies yesterday called for an
immediate reform of the public
transportation system.
Mrs Sturrup, who has been


living in the country for eight
years and is married to a
Bahamian, said this was her first
and last time travelling on a jit-
ney.
"Never, ever again will I ride
on a bus in this country," she
vowed.
Mr Lightfoot concurred and
said he also would not be using
the public transportation sys-
tem again.
President of the Public Tran-
sit Association (PTA) Rubin
Rahming yesterday encouraged
all Bahamians who witness
crimes occurring on buses, "or
things like the bus driver drink-
ing alcohol at the wheel," to
write down the licence plate
number and report it to police.
He said his organisation will
be launching a 24-hour hotline
for people to seek assistance
with problems concerning the
public transportation system lat-
er this week.
Mr Rahming said that with
the greater influx of investors
and tourists to the Bahamas,
the bus system had be brought
on par with international stan-
dards.
"We have to bring it to a
higher level. With this upcom-
ing increase of hotels on Par-
adise Island and Cable Beach
we are just creating a greater
venue to display the country's
negative aspects," he said.
Meanwhile, details of Friday's,
attack were outlined to The Tri-
bune.
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* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Senior Staff Reporter
LAWYER Eliezer Regnier,
who is representing three peo-
ple of Haitian descent who
appeared in court last week
charged with offences stem-
ming from last month's Nas-
sau Village riot, is calling for
Magistrate Linda Virgill to
recuse herself from the case.


Mr Regnier told a press
conference in Rawson Square
yesterday that the magistrate
had no legal right to revoke
the legal status of his clients,
pending the outcome of the
case.
He appeared along with
lawyers Paul Moss and Fayne
Thompson, as well as Pastor
SEE page 12


Massive manhunt

for escaped prisoner
* By KARIN HERIG cell when he asked to use the
Tribune Staff Reporter bathroom.
An officer who responded to


POLICE launched a massive
manhunt over the weekend for
an escaped prisoner wanted for
questioning in connection with
several armed robberies and a
rape in New Providence.
Carlos Dexter Conover, 22,
of Winton Meadows, was being
held at the Grove Police Sta-
tion when he made his escape
on Saturday at 8.25am.
Supt Hulan Hanna told The
Tribune that Conover was in his


his request said he was over-
powered by the prisoner just as
he was opening the cell door,
said Mr Hanna.
After his escape, Conover
fled into the Yellow Elder com-
munity.
Police immediately conduct-
ed a big search of the area, but
were unable to recover
the escaped prisoner, said Mr
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Conference hears of Bahamas' successes in drugs fight


M By GLADSTONE
THURSTON
Bahamas Information
Services
THE Institute for Social Jus-
tice's recent conference was
apprised of the Bahamas' suc-
cesses in the war against illicit
drug trafficking and implemen-
tation of the urban renewal pro-
gramme.
Deputy Commissioner of
Police John Rolle and ASP
Stephen Dean, co-ordinator of
the Farm Road Urban Renewal


Project, were guest presenters at
the Institute's conference on
'Breaking the cycle: Violence, ille-
gal drugs and youth crimes in
urban and rural communities.'
The conference was sponsored
by Southern University Criminal
Justice Graduate Programme, the
Nelson Mandela School of Public
Policy, both of Baton Rouge,
Louisiana, and the Institute for
Social Justice.
Convened on February 2, it
was attended by'criminal justice
professionals, law enforcement
officials, social and public health


workers, community leaders and
university students.
Based in Decatur, Georgia, the
Institute is a non-profit organisa-
tion founded to provide techni-
cal assistance and expertise to
criminal justice, law enforcement
and community-based agencies
through research, training, con-
ferences and seminars.
Deputy Commissioner Rolle
told the conference that the
Bahamas' response to the threat
of drug trafficking has been "swift
and decisive."
As the leading law enforce-
ment agency in the Bahamas, the
Royal Bahamas Police Force was
given the "awesome task" of
identifying drug traffickers and
dismantling their operation, he
explained.
"This task, although daunting,
was willingly accepted by the fine
men and women of the Police
Force who, with a zero tolerance
approach to illicit drug trafficking,
rose to the challenge," said Mr
Rolle.

Partners
He confirmed that last year
Bahamian police in conjunction
with their law enforcement part-
ners seized 1,632 pounds of
cocaine, 4,097 pounds of mari-
juana, 1,552 marijuana,plants;
arrested 1,612 persons, and seized
$453,722.75.
In March, 1982, the success of
the interdiction efforts was fur-
ther enhanced when the Bahamas
government joined forces with
the governments of the United
States and Britain.
They formed a unique, but
highly successful tripartite agree-
ment code name Operation
Bahamas, America and Turks
and Caicos Island (OPBAT), Mr
Rolle explained.
"This innovative OPBAT
arrangement, coupled with the
enactment of new laws and the
aggressiveness of law enforce-
ment officials in the Bahamas,"
said Mr Rolle, "has to date result-
ed in the arrest and prosecution


THE Bahamas' team to the Institute for Social Justice conference, from left, ASP Stephen
Dean, Deputy Commissioner of Police John Rolle, and Police Constable Darrel Ferguson of the
Grant's Town Urban Renewal Project.


of numerous major drug traffick-
ers and money launderers in the
Bahamas."
Drug traffickers' go-fast boats,
planes, yachts, freighters, vehi-
cles, houses, businesses and mil-
lions of dollars in cash have been
seized, Mr Rolle told the confer-
ence.
In partnership with the Drug
Enforcement Administration, the
United States Coast Guard, the
United States Customs Service,
the United States Department of
Defence, the United States
Department of State, and the
Royal Turks and Caicos Island
Police Force, numerous notori-
ous drug traffickers have been
prosecuted and extradited to the
United States.
"We in the Royal Bahamas
Police Force have come a long
way in our fight against drug traf-
fickers," said Mr Rolle, "and have
come to realise that we are fight-
ing a vicious, formidable enemy.
"The battle for our citizens, our
streets, playgrounds, schools and
communities from the 'angel of
death' have not been easy. But, I
have come to tell you that the
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Communities
Asst Supt Dean told of the flag-
ship Farm Road Urban Renewal
Project and its "unprecedented
success" in eleven other commu-
nities in the Bahamas.
The Urban Renewal Commu-
nity Policing Project, said Mr
Dean, is a direct response to chal-
lenges facing a number of inner-
city communities crime, poor
housing conditions, joblessness,
illiteracy, homelessness,
HIV/AIDS and other social ills.
"It is one of the most ambitious
crime reduction experiments in
the Force's recent history," Mr
Dean told the conference.
"It is a comprehensive
approach to eradicating crime and
social decay.
"It emphasises both innovation
Ond the integration of the efforts
.*nd resources of a wide range of
agencies and the community at
large."
Within six weeks of its incep-
tion, the Farm Road Project, led
by a group of specially selected
police officers, visited every
household and business in the
community collecting informa-
tion about environmental con-


cerns, health issues, housing
problems and criminal
activities.
They were joined by represen-
tatives from the Department of
Social Services, the Ministry of
Housing, the Ministry of Health,
and the Ministry of Works.
The team moved derelict vehi-
cles, demolished abandoned
buildings, dismantled street drug
peddling groups, and arrested a
number of criminals, Mr Dean
reported.
In May, 2003, the Royal
Bahamas Police Force team was
awarded the Association of
Caribbean Commissioners of
Police Motorola Community
Policing Award in Bermuda
because of the success of the
Farm Road project.
Last year, the Bahamas Police
won the prestigious International
Association of Chiefs of Police
and ITT Industries Community
Policing Award in Los Angeles.
"This community-based part-
nership and problem-solving
approach developed among the
government, police and commu-
nity has reduced historical
inequalities and improved the
quality of life in a number of dis-
advantaged urban communities,"
said Mr Dean.
"More importantly, this initia-
tive has developed into one of
the hallmarks of the national
offensive against crime and vio-
lence."


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Pastor Cedric Moss calls for more





humane process of repatriation


* By RUPERT
MISSICK Jr
Senior Staff Reporter
GOVERNMENT should
make the process of repa-
triation more humane by
providing illegal immi-
grants with the opportunity
to put their lives in order
before they are sent out of
the country, Pastor Cedric
Moss said yesterday.
Pastor Moss, along with
lawyers Fayne Thompson,
Eliezer Regnier and Paul
Moss, said the disruption
recent round-ups of Hait-
ian immigrants has caused
is inhumane.
To truly alleviate the
problem of illegal immigra-
tion, Pastor Moss said that
government must pass
stiff penalties for any per-
son who hires an illegal
alien.

Incentive
If this rule is strictly
enforced, it will eliminate
the incentive to come to
the county illegally and dis-
courage those hiring illegal
immigrants.
"In terms of natural jus-
tice, mercy and grace the
least our government can
do after so many years of
refusing to deal with the
illegal immigration prob-
lem is give notice to those
who must go.
"The minimum we can do
is say to a family sell your
home, sell your belongings,
your car, take a month and
if you don't do it in that


period of time then we can
complain," he said.
The Bahamas, he said, is
already a country of two
cultures. "There is nothing
we can do about that. What
we can do is make one peo-
ple from these two cul-
tures," he added.


Leslie Miller in parliament
and Neil Ellis (from) his
pulpit and others seeking
to blame Haitians for the
level of crime we have
smacks of incitement to
violence and must be
stopped at every tu;,,,.
"This, coupled with the


"The minimum we can do is
say to a family sell your home,
sell your belongings, your car,
take a month and if you don't
do it in that period of time
then we can complain."


Pastor Cedric Moss


The pastor said that
Bahamians ought not do
with the Haitians in their
country what the Germans
did with the Jews in their
country, "use them as a
s c a p e g o a t s "
Lawyer Paul Moss said
that in a democracy a gov-
ernment should not seek to
uproot people without
allowing them some chance
to get their life in order.
"We want to make it
clear that we are not con-
doning violence in any form
and it is our hope that the
Nassau Village incidents
are not simulated else-
where in the country.
"But the kind of rhetoric
being exposed recently by


recent round-up of
Haitians, is in our view a
recipe for violence," said
Mr Moss.

Explode
Trade and Industry Min-
ister Leslie Miller in the
House of Assembly last
week said the Bahamas is
facing a "catastrophe" and
is sitting on a "timebomb"
which will explode unless
the country deals realisti-
cally with the issue of ille-
gal immigration.
He claimed that afford-
able rental units are being
removed further from the
grasp of Bahamians
because of the high num-
ber of illegal immigrants in
the country.
Last month Bishop Neil
Ellis, pastor of Mount
7Tabor Full Gospel Baptist
Ithurch, gave a sermon urg-
i'fiig Prime Minister Perry
Christie to show "guts" in
dealing decisively with the
apparent lawlessness of
"foreign elements" in the
Bahamas.
Bishop Ellis was respond-


ing 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.
Many believe that anti-
Haitian comments were the
spark which ignited the sit-
uation.
Mr Moss said the coun-
try is facing a problem and
government must naturalise
Bahamians born to Haitian
parents "without further
delay".
"They must also give sta-
tus to those who can estab-
lish ties to the county. They
must then repatriate.all
others who do not fall with-
in those categories," he
said.
In addition, Mr Thomp-
son said it is imperative
that government seek to
find ways to naturalise
those persons of Haitian
descent who only know the
Bahamas as home and who
"are Bahamians but for the
fact that some minister has
yet to sign his citizenship
papers".
He pointed out that,
based on some of the inter-
national agreements the
Bahamas has signed, no-
one can be stateless.
Mr Moss said the reality
is that children born in the
Bahamas to Haitian parents
are Bahamians.
"If some conclude that
they are causing the vio-
lence or packing local
schools we cannot say place
the blame on Haitians.
These are Bahamians. It
makes no sense to refer to
them as Haitian-Bahamians
because many of us do not
refer to.others as Ameri-
can-Bahamian or Afro-
Bahamian.
"They are' BAigh ianis 1'
and if people'do not-like it
they must change the law
to fix it.
"And since we live
according to the rule of law
we have an obligation to
uphold it," said Mr Moss.


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Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

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

SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., KM., K.C.S.G.,
(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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Publisher/Editor 1972-

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Animosity won't solve Haitian problem


IN THE Bahamas there is a growing
atmosphere of xenophobia fear or hatred
of strangers or foreigners. This comes at a
time in our history when the world commu-
nity is promoting globalization, a coming
together of peoples, of ideas, of commerce
and the shrinking of borders.
It is true that the Bahamas has a very seri-
ous and delicate immigration problem;
a neglected problem built up over many
years.
However, inflammatory, emotive words
will only make the situation worse. The recent
riot in Nassau Village was sparked, it is
alleged, by an ill-considered remark by a
Bahamian police officer. A young Haitian
girl took offence at the words she claimed
belittled her father and said so in no uncertain
terms.
The verbal abuse got out of hand, involving
the small community and ending in an
exchange of gunfire, the burning of a police
car, the shooting and wounding of three
members of the public, and the injuring of
two police officers.
Words sparked the riot and intemperate
words, especially from the pulpit and the
halls of parliament will only turn up the heat
and make a~ alreadyy dangerous situation
worse.
It is true, in the words of Trade and Indus-
try Minister Leslie Miller that we are facing a
"catastrophe" and "sitting on a time bomb",
but his fiery words only put a match to that
bomb.
Many of our readers will recall British
politician Enoch Powell, who at the time of
his death in 1998, was described as the "best
prime minister Britain never had."
His brilliant political career crashed in 1968
when, in his "Rivers of Blood" speech in the
House of Commons he warned Britain of
the threat to national unity from the influx of
immigrants from her former colonies. He
predicted an increase in crime, poverty and
the fragmentation of British society.
He was branded as a racist at the time and
removed from Edward Heath's shadow cab-
inet. His words put an end to his goal of
becoming prime minister.
Of course, many Bahamians who became
former colonists of the Mother Country on
Independence in 1973 and who would have
been included in Powell's characterisation,
thought he had committed blasphemy. But
Britain was faced with what the Bahamas is


grappling with today only on a much larg-
er and more complicated scale.
Could Mr Miller qualify for the "racist"
label after his House of Assembly outburst?
"This is my Bahamas," he told the House,
"this is all I have." It is true that this is our
Bahamas and this is all we have. But we must
never forget that somewhere in our family
tree an immigrant put down roots and called
these islands "home". He was assimilated
into society.
For example in 1834 the tailor Stephen
Dillet was not only one of the first three
blacks to sit in the House of Assembly, he was
the first Haitian. And not only was he one of
the first blacks in the Bahamas' history to sit
on the grand jury, again he was the first Hait-
ian. Today's Dillets are his descendants,
whether they spell their name Dillet or Dil-
lette. No one questioned his right to partici-
pate in society then and today his descen-
dants would probably join Mr Miller in claim-
ing: "This is my Bahamas, this is all I have..."
Many Haitians, and foreigners of every
ethnic background, make up the Bahamian
society. However, as the political situation
worsens in Haiti it was a Haitian revolu-
tion that brought Stephen Dillet to our shores
- Haitians started to arrive in larger num-
bers.
' The late Sir Roland Symonette, the
Bahamas' first premier, sensed future trouble
and invited the politicians of the day to direct
their minds to the growing problem. Obvi-
ously, they did not have the foresight to share
his concern, because after his initial attempt
at talks, no more was heard of the potential
problem.
Over the years the Haitians have swamped
our shores. Bahamians see them as a threat to
their future security. Haitians, on the other
hand, unfairly treated, abused and frightened
by the growing animosity don't know where
to turn.
The fact that the Haitians are here- as
someone commented yesterday is because
there are jobs to be filled, and these jobs are
available because, according to Bahamians
who don't want them, these are "Haitian
jobs".
The Haitians were needed, and so they
came. There was no government regulation
and so too many came. Today the situation is
out of hand.
We shall continue this discussion tomor-
row.


Covenant in




breach of




Constitution


EDITOR, The Tribune.
WITH the Izmerlian Cable
Beach Development proposal
understood under serious
evaluation by Government I
wish to raise an interesting
matter which must be serious-
ly considered before the Gov-
ernment of The Bahamas goes
ahead again to erroneously
include 'exclusive' casino or
other concessions and
covenants which basically
and fundamentally are in con-
travention of The Constitu-
tion.
Refer to the Heads of
Agreement between Sun
International Hotels Ltd Sun
International Investments Ltd,
now Kerzner International
and the Government of The
Bahamas as tabled in Parlia-
ment by Rt Hon Hubert
Ingraham on August 19,1993
specifically page three of the
Heads of Agreement where
the Agreement deals with
Casino Management License.
Clause: 2.2 establishes that
other than the obligation to
the Ramada Resort (South
Ocean Hotel) and to a 'slot-
machine' Casino at the Hotel
Corporation property of The
Radisson, Cable Beach no fur-
ther casino Licence would be
issued on the island of New
Providence for 20 years as of
1993 (2013).
Ignorance seems to be bliss
when it comes to the overrid-
ing compliance with our Con-
stitution and this seems to be
yet another Government boo-
boo where no one referred to
The Constitution, Article: 26 -
Discrimination and realised
that this covenant is in total
violation of The Constitution
and challenged would not
hold its own in Court.
Editor The Lotteries &
Gaming Act which governs
the licensing of casinos is sub-
ject to the provisions of The
Constitution and not the oth-
er way around.
Why should not The British
Colonial Hilton, The Nassau
Beach and any other hotel
enjoy the financial benefit of
Casino Gaming when visitors
who they encourage to their
hotels at their cost could
choose whatever gaming they
would wish on their premis-
es? The current position of a
restrictive covenant in favour
of. Ruffin/Crystal Palace Casi-
no and Kerzner/Atlantis is in
my opinion in violation of


Article: 26 of The Constitu-
tion.
Before further fools walk-
in I would hope that Govern-
ment will employ an Attorney
who professes to understand
our Constitution and ensure
that the provisions of The
Constitution are upheld 100
per cent.
It seems this lack of respect
to Constitutions is a regional
problem Jamaica and
CARICOM where following a
challenge of the constitution-
ality of the proposed creation


of The Caribbean Court of'
Justice the London-based'
Privy Council, has opined that
you can rid yourselves of the
Privy Council but to substi'-
tute it with the Caribbean
Court of Justice requires an'
amendment to the JamaicaA'
Constitution and subject t0,
approval by a referendum. '
I find it totally unacceptable
that we seem to disregard out
highest civil authority as if it
doesn't matter. It's more'
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nated by attorneys who say
they passed the law examina-
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EDITOR, The Tribune.
I READ a story with interest which appeared in the
December 4,2004 edition of The Bahama Journal. The cap-
tion read "Disabled Persons Hopeful". The story espoused
the struggle for disabled persons to be recognised by society,
and to be given equal opportunities in mainstream society in
The Bahamas. I encourage your readers to read the story.
While I (reluctantly) cannot fully subscribe to the con-
tention that disabled persons should be treated as equal to
able-bodied persons in society, I am a proponent of making
the necessary provisions in society which would have the
effect of causing life to be more convenient for our incon-
venienced citizens.
I only have some idea of what the disabled in The
Bahamas is lobbying the government to do. And so, in my
humble opinion, the story lacked specificity. My guess is
that they (the disabled) have intimate knowledge of what
(they believe) needs to be done, and have presented those
proposals to the government. I was especially encouraged (by
the story) that the Minister of Social Services, the Hon
Melanie Griffin, was working along with these persons in
pursuit of (the elusive) equality.
This one Bahamian feels satisfied that the Ministry is tak-
ing into account the plight of these disadvantaged mem-
bers of this society and that (from only a public percep-
tion) the Hon Melanie Griffin empathises with their position
in life.
MARVIN G
LIGHTBOURN
Nassau,
February 7, 2005.








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Blame


the employers


and not the


Haitians


SEVERAL stories in
the last few weeks
demonstrate the basic truth
of what many have been
saying for a long time: the
levels of illegal immigration
into this country and the
consequent uncontrolled
formation of Haitian com-
munities throughout our
islands are a recipe for
niothing but trouble.
- But before we resort to a
pogrom against the Haitians
ip our midst we must first
ask ourselves who is really
to blame for the way things
have turned out. Why, in a
High-income and expensive
economy like ours, do
apparently endless oppor-
tunities exist for low-
skilled, low-income labour?
' In the case of the Mud,
Pigeon Pea and the newly-
found squatter community


PERSPECTIVES


ANDRE


outside Treasure Cay in
Abaco, the culprits appear
to be the owners of a few
farming operations who
have modelled themselves
on a regressive plantation
business model, in which
unskilled, low-tech employ-
ment is the basis of their
business success. (At least
in one case, the owners
actually live in Florida, far
away from the squalid ghet-
toes and underclass that
their business success
requires).
Typically, employers who
favour illegal Haitian
labour make the claim that,
owing to low productivity


ALLEN


and high expectations
among Bahamian workers,
high numbers of migrants
are required to fuel the
economy.

n reality, many of the
problems associated
with productivity among
Bahamian blue collar
labour are attributable
directly to business models
which place little or no
emphasis on training, pro-
ductivity and morale.
Employers and business
people in the Bahamas
(especially those among the
traditionally established,


is year's


* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE countrys tenth traffic fatality of the
year was recorded over the weekend when a
motor-cyclist collided with two vehicles in
the East Street area.
Police reported that 27-year-old Romeo
Storr, of Brougham Street, was travelling
north on East Street South on his purple
Honda RX Speedbike when near East Street
Shopping Plaza he collided with a black Ford
Explorer.
"The Ford Explorer, however, did not stop,
but kept on going," Supt Hulan Hanna told
The Tribune yesterday.
The officer said the impact propelled Mr
Storr's motor-cycle into a second vehicle.

Helmet
"Mr Storr was wearing a helmet, but he
was seriously injured and was brought to
Princess Margaret Hospital where he died
on Saturday at 6.05pm," Mr Hanna said.
This incident once again caused police to
caution motor-cyclists to "drive defensive-
ly."
Mr Hanna said that even when a motor-
cyclist adheres to the laws of the road and
wears a helmet, he can still become the victim
of an accident.
"Motor-cyclists are very vulnerable, some-


10th


times cars don't take notice of them and
either abruptly stop in front of a biker, or
pull into their pathway without' noticing it;" he
said. .. .
He warned mbt6oi-'clists' ho' speed that,
they are especially at risk.

Intertwined
"We have so many intersecting roads and
many are so closely intertwined, if you're
travelling at a high speed it is difficult to
avoid someone turning in from a corner.
Bikes get out of control at high speeds and
are easily airborne," he said.
Mr Hanna added, however, that the recent-
ly opened dialogue between the Royal
Bahamas Police Force and the Bahamas
Motorcycle Association is expected to
bring improvement to the road traffic situa-
tion.
"Under the leadership of Jermaine Davis,
we believe that the bikers are heading in the
right direction.
"We look forward to the future
discussions we will perhaps have on how to
make bikes safer and how bikers can better
pass on information to the police," said Mr
Hanna.
He said the 1,500 members of the bikers
association do not approve of "reckless dri-
ving, riding without a helmet or breaking
laws."


groups) often inherently
view labour relations within
the context of the colonial
model, which sees cheap,
loyal and obedient labour
as the sole and fundamental
basis of comparative advan-
tage in business.
Nepotism and a low
expectation of advancement
based on merit plague most
traditional Bahamian busi-
nesses and run directly
counter to all of the pro-
gressive workplace devel-
opments taking place in
more advanced countries.
Unsurprisingly, the con-
sequent low emphasis on
human resource improve-
ment has had its most pro-
found effects on those busi-
nesses that fall into the tra-
ditional Bahamian business
model.
Unsurprisingly, too, these
have been the very busi-
nesses that have felt the
greatest pressure to breach
the immigration rules by
hiring illegal Haitian
migrants.
By contrast, Sun Interna-


tional, the numerous off-
shore banks and even the
somewhat labour intensive
Freeport Container Port
have been in no rush to join
the line of employers tak-
ing on Haitians rather than
dealing with supposedly
unproductive Bahamians.

W hy? Because
they are modern
businesses, with modern
ideas of human resources
that derive from the more
advanced business environ-
ments in which they origi-
nated.
While it would perhaps
be cheaper for Atlantis to
hire five unskilled Haitians
with machetes to do the
work of one educated
Bahamian with a computer,
modern business practices
(and guest expectations)
favour the latter arrange-
ment.
In the area of agriculture,
we are fortunate to have
the local example of a
hydroponic farm, which is


* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
DR BALDWIN CAREY, Director of Public Health,
said the results of the reading of the TB shots given to stu-
dents and staff at the H 0 Nash school have not yet been
completed.
The shots require a few days before health officials can
examine skin reaction and determine if the results are pos-
itive.
Dr Carey said he would probably be able to update The
Tribune on Monrday" 'I 1 ^""' i 'I I
Earlier on Friday; The Tributle received inforfiatiorf "
that some of the readings may have bdeii ositive, but Dr
Carey was unable to confirm or deny the reports.
Medical experts say although a person is infected by TB
germs, it does not mean that he/she has the TB disease.

Germs
According to a TB resource website, after TB germs
enter the body, in most cases, body defences control the
germs by building a wall around them, the way a scab
forms over a cut.
The germs can stay alive inside these walls for years in
an "inactiVe" state.
While TB germs are inactive, they can't harm the per-
son and they can't spread to other people: The person is
infected but not sick and probably won't even know that
he/she is infected.
To protect an infected person from getting TB disease,
the doctor may give the person medicine to take for a
period of time. Medicine is given depending on the infect-
ed person's health, age and closeness of contact to some-
one with active TB disease.
More than 150 students and a number of teachers and
staff who came into contact with an infected ninth-grade
girl were tested on Wednesday. In addition 28 straw ven-
dors who worked in close proximity with the relative of
the girl were also tested.


a clear example of how fic-
tional the supposed require-
ment for low-tech methods
and low-skilled employment
in farming really is.
No matter what he
offending employers say,
the real motivation for their
hiring cheaper and more
pliant and hungry migrants
rather than hiring and train-
ing professional Bahamians
is an ingrained resistance to
the natural movement away
from labour intensive
industries and business
practices and toward capi-
tal-intensive (or, perhaps,
human-resource intensive)
ones. This process naturally
gets underway as a coun-
try's per capita income ris-
es..

I n fact, in The
Bahamas, our per
capita income has, since the
1960s, been such that we
have absolutely no compar-
ative advantage in the area
that most developing coun-
tries do: an abundance of
cheap, unskilled labour.
The government would
do well to make this point
to foreign operators of
large-scale farms proposing
to invest here.











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Two Asphalt Plant Technicians required

Must be experienced in the heating and pumping of bitumen
containers on asphalt plant producing up to 500 tons per
hour. Some night working will be required.

Asphalt Operatives for working with Paver and Rake Hands,

Plant Operators (Heavy Equipment)
PTR Operators
Paver Drivers

Chainmen to work with our surveying department (English
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Only suitable experienced and qualified applicants need
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Motor-cyclist


traffic fatality


Position Available
Marketing Support Assistant
Nassau, Bahamas

Job Duties to Include:
Day to day and special event marketing support
(incl. advertising, promotions and public relations).
Media bookings and relations.
Talent for live broadcasts.
Tracking expenditures to keep in line with budgets.
Merchandising and store floor support.

Individuals applying must:
Have marketing and media experience
Have excellent written and communication skills.
Have working knowledge of Word, Excel and of
the Internet. Experience with graphics programmes
a plus.
Be outgoing and enjoy working with others.
Be organized, able to take initiative and work
unsupervised.
Have own transportation and be available for
travel and weekend and seasonal hours.
Merchandising experience a plus.

Interested persons should send r6sum6s to:

Attn: Human Resource Department
Re: Marketing Support
P.O.Box SS-6704
Nassau Bahamas
Or via fax: 242-394-0513 or email to
marketing@abacomarkets.com
Deadline: Friday, February 18 2005.


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2005, PAGE 5


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PAGE 6, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2005 THE TRIBUNE


The OAS


needs


modern


and creative


leade


* By US AMBASSADOR
JOHN D ROOD
REGIONAL governments
will soon have the opportunity
to choose a dynamic and for-
ward-leaning new leader for a
key hemispheric forum. That
is why the United States is urg-
ing our neighbours and allies
to join us in endorsing former
Salvadoran President Francisco
Flores for the important and
prestigious post of Secretary
General of the Organisation of
American States.
We are proud to stand
behind President Flores. A
modem Central American, he
represents a new generation of


hemispheric leaders who view
the challenges of our 21st cen-
tury, globalised world not as
threats to be feared, but as
opportunities to be embraced.
Demands
As a former president, Fran-
cisco Flores knows the
demands of leadership and the
pressures of decision-making
that are the everyday responsi-
bilities of a chief executive. In
El Salvador, a country not long
ago racked by civil war and
economic dislocation, he con-
fronted great challenges, made
the tough decisions, and suc-
ceeded playing a central role


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President Flores. A modern
Central American, he
represents a new generation of
hemispheric leaders who view
the challenges of our 21st
century, globalised world not as
threats to be feared, but as
opportunities to be embraced."


in the birth of a new El 'Sal-
vador socially at peace, eco-
nomically vibrant and outward-
looking, and politically stable.
On January 27, President
Flores addressed the OAS Per-
manent Council to outline his
program to lead the OAS as a
representative of Central
America, placing specific
emphasis on the need for that
regional body to pay more
attention to the needs and aspi-
rations of smaller states.
He also focused on three
main themes: defeating pover-
ty with economic growth,
improving the OAS role in
preparing for and responding
to natural disasters, and pro-
viding a vision for the organi-
sation over the next five years.
President Flores suggested
that deeper regional integra-
tion will enhance the competi-
tiveness of small states seeking
to take full advantage of the
benefits of the 21st century
global economy. He offered
as an example the Central
America Free Trade Agree-
ment as to what could be
achieved through concerted
effort.
He also highlighted the need
for regional integration in the
,Hemisphere as a means of
leveraging support from mul-


tilateral financial organisations,
private sector banks, and pri-
vate capital flows in fostering
regional development, growth,
and job creation.
Vision
President Flores' vision for
the hemisphere is the vision of
the OAS: freedom, democra-
cy, prosperity, and stability for
a region that has known too
much turmoil. He is a princi-
pled pragmatist with a proven
record, a committed democrat
and a multilateralist, who
embodies the values that are
at the core of the work of the
OAS.
President Flores was chief
executive during a difficult time
in El Salvador's history. The
United States believes this
experience will allow him to
stand on equal footing with the
region's leaders as the OAS
confronts great challenges, such
as post-conflict reconstruction
and the painful process of rec-
onciliation. Haiti is one case
that comes to mind.
The United States believes
the OAS needs fresh, creative,
and resolute leadership, based
on a deep appreciation for the
benefits of regional action and
hemispheric unity. We have no


doubt that Francisco Flores can
guide the organisation in its
quest to strengthen the institu-
tions that underpin regional
prosperity so that all citizens
of the Americas enjoy the ben-
efits of freedom.


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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2005, PAGE 7


THE TRIBUNE


LOCALSNEWS


Major junkanoo




fundraiser in




Grand Bahama


* By BAHAMAS
INFORMATION
SERVICES
FREEPORT The
Grand Bahama Junkanoo
Committee on Thursday
launched an ambitious
fundraising drive based on
a valuable residential lot in
the Lincoln Green subdivi-
sion. The Grand Bahama
Port Authority donated the
lot. valued at around
$25,000 to the committee.
Announcement of the
fundraiser was made at a
press conference at the
Port Authority's Lucayan
BUilding by Derek King,
Chairman of the Grand
Bahama Junkanoo Com-
mittee. Also in attendance
wqre Marsha Stubbs, an
executive of the Junkanoo
Committee who, with the
assistance of humourist
David Wallace, will be
spearheading promotion of
raffle ticket sales; and
Monique Leary, office
manager of the Ministry of
Youth, Sports, and Culture
on Grand Bahama.
Cultural
Ms Leary said that the
committee was kicking-off
a major fundraising project
forithe cultural expression
of.Junkanoo, with the prize
being "a lovely piece of
property in Lincoln Green"
that the Port has donated.
, It was further stated that
tf# thnittre Was trying,
t'efb fttuds because' the
more than tripled over the
years; and just the admin-
istration part of staging the
annual parade is estimated


$25,000 residential lot

donated to committee


at more than $40,000,
which does not include the
prize money.
In addition to the single-
family plot, raffle prizes
include for second place:
An all-expenses-paid week-
end at the Four Seasons
Resort in Exuma; and the
third prize is a piece of
Bahamian artwork.
Sales
Drawing of the prizes
will be at the Xanadu
Marina at the New Year's
Day Junkanoo Awards
Presentations on March 12.
Ticket sales will take place
throughout the Bahama
Islands and its cays as
national support is being
sought for the raffle,
including support, from cor-
porate citizens.
Mrs Leary stated that
junkanooers are "all for
it", and would assist in the
ticket sales. For every book
of tickets that a Junkanoo
groups sells, the group will
receive $10 to assist the
group with their Junkanoo
expenses.
The tickets are $10 and
there are 11 tickets in one
bq-ok. Anyone selling a.
whole book gets an extra
ticket.
Ms Leary said the GBJC
has the support of the
Junkanoo groups and the
Ministry of Youth, Sports,
and Culture would assist


them in any way possible.
Marsha Stubbs, the
GBJC's chairperson who
will be in charge of the raf-
fle promotion, said they
were hoping that the funds
from the raffle would be
used for operational
expenses for the Grand
Bahama Junkanoo Com-
mittee.
"From this," she also
added, "the Junkanoo
groups will be able to make
some money ($10 per book
of tickets sold). And we
are hoping that the com-
munity in both Grand
Bahama and throughout
the Bahamas would sup-
port this venture because
it's a means of keeping cul-
ture alive here."
Ticket
Ms Stubbs stated that "in
another few days" the
Grand Bahama Junkanoo
Committee headquarters
would be open in the
Regent Centre to co-ordi-
nate local and national
allocation of ticket books
and ticket sales.


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Crown Life Insurance Company
iinvites offers for the purchase of:-

"Plaza on the Pond" situated on
the comer of East Bay Street
and Ernest Street approximately
500 feet east of Church Street
and the New Paradise Island
Bridge.

Crown Life Insurance Company will
sell as mortgagee under power of sale
contained in a Mortgage dated 16th
January 1990 and recorded in the
registry of records in the city of
Nassau in volume 5384 at pages 241
to 268.

Term: Ten percent (10%) of the
purchase price at the time
of contract and the balance
upon completion within
thirty (30) days of contract.

Crown Life Insurance Company
reserves the right to reject any and all
offers.

Interested persons may submit written
offers addressed to the office manager,
P.O.Box N 272, Nassau, Bahamas to
be received not later than the close of
business on Friday the 25th February
2005.






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PAGE 8. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2005


Rotary and Antique Auto


Club move into


top gear


* PICTURED above are: Patrick Rollins, VP, Rotary Club of
East Nassau; Richard McCombe, Assistant District Governor;
Peter Andrews, President, Rotary Club of East Nassau, Murray
Forde, Secretary, Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas and Secretary,
Antique Auto Club; Peter Armstrong & Richard Blake, Presi-
dent and Treasurer respectively, Antique Auto Club of the
Bahamas.




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AS PART of the celebra-
tions for Rotary's Centennial
Year, The six Rotary Clubs in
Nassau together with The
Antique Auto Club of the
Bahamas are hosting the
Annual Auto Show and
Steak-Out on Saturday, Feb-
ruary 26 at the Arawak Cay
Cultural Area from noon until
5pm. In honour of the 100th
Anniversary of the forming of
the First Rotary Club in
Chicago, Illinois on; February
23, 1905, this year's show is
being named the "Centenni-
al Car Show".
Richard McCombe, Rotary
Assistant District Governor


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TEACHERS AND SALARIED WORKERS
CO-OPERATIVE CREDIT UNION LTD.





D n celebrating 28 years of continuous
growth and development wishes to
thank its many stakeholders in Vew .
?rovidence, 3reeport and Jlbaco


for their support over the past 28
years. VWe are indeed in the business

of people helping people to help
themselves.


(We invite all salaried workers to
become a part of this vibrant
orgnization as you seek to become
financially sound in this changing


A


world.
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7hank you Bahamas!


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commented that "the vintage
automobiles on display will be
representing several decades
of Rotary's history and will
help put into perspective the
length of time that the world's
first service club has been
serving the respective com-
munities in 166 countries
where Rotary Club's are now
located."
Members
From a start of 6 members
in the first club in Chicago in
1905 there are now over 1.2
million Rotarians in 31,936
plubs around the world (10 of
Which-are in the Bahamas).
,,PraOc. frqbhis ,annual
event go either to a deserving
children's charity or a child
related project. In 2004, for
the first time, the Antique
Auto Club was able to make
two donations; first to the
Crippled Children's Commit-


tee and a second donation to
help with the medical expens-
es of a young girl in Exuma
suffering from Cerebral
Palsey. The Antique Auto
Club (which also started with
six men in 1987) continues
with two, "adopted" schools;
E P Roberts Primary School
and C H Reeves Junior High
School, donating a Christmas
hamper and a toy to 40 needy
children from each school,
which members of the club
deliver as school closes for the
holiday.
A record turn out of vehi-
cles ranging from antique cars
and trucks, at least 20 years-
old, together with vehicles!
deemed to be of Special Inter-
est by the club directors, is
expected.
Competing vehicles in the
antique classes will be inspect-
ed by a team of qualified
judges and, at the end of a
busy but fun day, the happy


winners will be awarded their
trophies, which are donated
by Corporate sponsors. This
year cash prizes for the top
three vehicles selected in the
popular people's choice cate-
gory will again be awarded.


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The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited (BTC) is pleased to
invite tenders for the purchase of a number of used vehicles.

Interested persons may collect tender documents from BTC's Administrative
Office, JFK Drive between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday
through Friday.

Vehicles may be inspected at BTC's Perpall's Tract Compound between
the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm., Monday, February 14 through Thursday,
February 24, 2005. Vehicles will be sold as is.

Bids marked "TENDER FOR USED VEHICLES" should be sealed and
delivered by 5:00pm on Friday, February 25, 2005, to the attention of:

Mr. Michael J. Symonette
President & Chief Executive Officer
The Bahamas Telecommunications Co. Ltd.
Nassau, The Bahamas

BTC reserves the right to reject any or all tenders.


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ern district of New Providence
gathered at the Bethel Baptist
Church on Meeting Street to
honour the outstanding scholas-
tic achievements of fourteen
students on Friday.
Among those in attendance
were the district superintendent
Howard Newbold and Parlia-
mentary Secretary in the Min-
istry of Education Veronica
Owens.
"The service is usually held
in January but we are a little
late this year," Sonya Rolle,
public relations officer for the
thanksgiving and recognition
service, said. She added that
schools for students who need
special attention such as the
Stapeldon school and the Cen-
tre of the Deaf also took part in
the ceremonies.
Support
In her address to the students
Ms Owens stated that she was
there in support of the great
effort and work being done by
the students and administrators
in New Providence's western
district of schools:
"This service is most appro-
priate, this being the beginning
of the year is a very appropriate
time to be giving thanks," Ms
Owens said. She praised the
honorees saying that they were
"an example" to their peers.
In his benediction Rev Timo-
thy Stuart, pastor at the Bethel
Baptist Church, noted that in
order for there to be outstand-
ing students there had to be
outstanding leadership. Rev
Stuart called for greater lead-


ership from administrators and
teachers and urged the students
to emulate positive examples.
Education
He further emphasised the
importance of education noting
that no other endeavour could
have as much impact on an indi-
vidual.
Among the fourteen award
recipients were Shonnel Sands
from the Centre for the Deaf,
Colette Grant of the Stapeldon


School, Jason Bellozier of the
Gambier Primary School and
Francis Poitier of the HO Nash
Junior High School.
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oured for their service were
Rosella Armbrister, the former
vice-principal at the Albury
Sayle Primary School, Joan
Carey the senior mistress of the
TG Glover Primary School and
Emiline Lockhart the vice-prin-
cipal at the CC Sweeting Junior
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EDUCATION & EXTESION SERVICES


Personal Development Spring Semester PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES
What is your goal?

COMPUTER OFFERINGS PROMOTION
/ QUALITY SERVICE
V SALARY INCREASE
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS I V NEW CAREER
Course Description:This course is for the beginner who knows very little about computers and does not / CAREER ENHANCEMENT
understand how it works. This course covers the major computer concepts with extensive hands on practice we can provide you with superior education and
of various software using: (I) Microsoft Office Word Processing (ii) Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (iii) training t help you accomplish your goal.
i-nd .. -. nt Q Mnoi... FALL 2004- FALL 2005


Pre-requisite: None
Begins: Monday, 7 February 2005 6:00pm 9:00pm
Saturday, 12 February 2005 10:00am 1:00pm
Duration: 12 weeks Venue: CEES Computer Lab


Section 01 (CEES)
Section 02 (CEES)
Tuition: $450.00


COMPUTER APPLICATIONS II
Course Description:This course covers the major advanced concepts with extensive hands on practice of various
software using: (I) Microsoft Office Word Processing (ii) Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (iii) Microsoft
Access Database Management.

Pre-requisite: Computer Applications I Begins:Thursday, 10 February 2005
Time: 6:00pm 9:00pm Duration:12 weeks Venue: CEES Computer Lab Fees: $550.00

EFFECTIVE POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS
This workshop is designed to provide participants with an overview of the fundamentals of Microsoft PowerPoint..
It focuses on developing effective and dynamic PowerPoint presentations.


Pre-requisite:None
Time:9:30am 4:30pm


Begins:Thursday, 3 March 2005 '
Duration:1 day Venue:CEES Computer Lab Fees:$160.00


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY I
Course Description: This course covers basic concepts of Information Technology. The course provides training
in the following areas; Basic Hardware Proficiency, Application Features Proficiency, Operating System
Proficiency, Internet and Email Proficiency.

Pre-requisite:None Begins:Wednesday, 9 February 2005
Time:6:00pm 9:00pm Duration: 12 weeks Venue:CEES Computer Lab Fees:$450.00


PC UPGRADE AND REPAIR
Course Description: This course is a hands-on introduction to technology systems for use in information
environments. The course will cover the following topics: Basic Hardware, Operating Systems, Troubleshooting
and Repairs.

Pre-requisite: None Begins: Tuesday, 8 February 2005 Time: 6:00pm 7:30pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays Duration: 12 weeks Venue: BHTC Computer Lab Fees:$500.00

QUICKBOOKS
Course Description: This course is designed to train new and existing small business entrepreneurs (less that
20 employees) how to organize and manage their accounting activities using QuickBooks Pro software. Students
will learn how to set-up their company files, chart of accounts, budget, customers, vendors and employees.


Pre-requisite: None
Duration: 6 weeks


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


Time: 6:00pm 9:00pm.
Fees: $330.00


WEBPAGE DESIGN WORKSHOP
Course Description: This course, which targets persons who would like to create their personal web pages will
cover Web page creation, Web site management, and HTML. Specific topics will include Formatting, Graphics,
Multimedia, Forms and Tables and hosting pf Web .

Pre-requisite: Participants must be computer literate and have a basic knowledge of word-processing
Begins: Thursday, 24 February 2005 Time: 9:30am 4:30pm Duration: 2 days
Venue: CEES Computer Lab Fees: $550.00

ENQUIRIES: Contact the Co-ordinator at Tel: (242) 325-5714 / (242) 328-0093/ 328-1936 or email
nlacroix@cob.edu.bs
All fees are included With the exception of the application fee of $40.00 (one time payment).
CEES reserves the right to change Tuition, Fees, Course Content, course Schedule and Course materials.


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drainage disposal systems, installation of sanitary fixtures, basic drawings to scale, water supply and distribution, use of materials and tools, repairs and maintenance. The examination is offe
conjunction with The Ministry of Public Works. At the end of the course, candidates are required to take one (1) Professional Development Seminar.
Fall Term Summer Tinrm (Optional)
JeLM900 Journeyman Plumbing-$800 SUPV 900 Supervisory Management- $500 .
CPM 903Professional Development Seminar- $100 (SUPV900 is available for Plant/Plumbing Supervisors)
ETHC900 Ethics and Prof. Responsibility- $250
PREREQUISITE: Students should have working knowledge and skills in the following areas: interpretation of codes, disposal and drainage systems, storm drainagedisposal systems, insi llat of
sanitary fixtures, basic drawings to scale, water supply and distribution, use of materials and tools, repairs and maintenance.
Begins: Fall Day/fime: Tuesdays 6pm 9pm Duration: I TERM
MASTER PLUMBING LICENSE
The Master Plumbing course is designed to assist students preparing to write the Master Plumbing Examination. Students should have above average knowledge and skills in the following ras
interpretation of cedes, disposal and drainage systems, storm drainage disposal systems, installation of saitary fixtures, basic drawings to scale, water supply and distribution, use of materids tools,
repairs and maintenance. Special emphasis will be placed o plant management and foreman responsibiliies. .
Fall Term Summer Term (Optional)
MPLM900 Master Plumbing- $950 ETHC900 Ethics and Prof. Responsibility- $250
CPM 903 Professional Development Seminar- $100 SUPV 900 Supervisory Management- $500
(SUPV900 is available for Plant/Plumbing Supervisors)
PREREQUISITE: Students should have working knowledge and skills in the following areas: interpretation of codes, disposal and drainage systems, storm drainage disposal systems, in aln of
saitary fixtures, basic drawings to scale, water supply and distribution, use of materials and toqls, repairs and maintenance.
Begins: PFall Day/fime: Tuesdays 6pm- 9pm Duration: I TERM
MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING FOR NON-FINANCIAL MANAGERS
This course is designed to strengthen the candidates understanding of managerial accounting. Managerial accounting concepts, principles and functions are the main topics covered. Theabi yt
and accurately read a financial statement/spreadsheet is an essential skill for all professionals and paraprofessionals; CPS901 covers in avery student friendly way, easy to understand exa s t
aids the students' learning experience. This course also helps to prepare candidates to write external examinations.,
CPS 901 Accounts- $250 .
PREREQUISITE: None BEGINS: Per demand Dayffime: SahtThursfrue. 8am-12:15pm OR 6pm 9pm Duration: 10Wks
ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
This course examines guidelines for the professional behavior of membersof any organisaion. A select group of codes of ethics and ethics cases will be explored to support a theoretical and p tical
discourse on why the application of ethics and professional responsibility is impouant in all aspects of society.
ETHC900 Ethics and Professional Responsibility- $250
PREREQUISITE: None BEGINS: Per demand Dayflime: Sat. 8am-12noon OR ThursTue- 6pm 9pm Duration: 8 Wks
WRITING & RESEARCH SKILLS
This course is designed to provide mature students with reading, writing, research and critical thinking skills to prepare them for entry into CEES' professional development programme RS900 is
also structured to provide certification candidates with the skills necessary to successfullywrite position and research papers. ,
WRS 900 Writing and Research Skills- $350
PREREQUISITE: None BEGINS: Per demand Dayfime: Sat.- 8am-12noon ORThur/Tue-6pm-9pm Duration: 8 Weeks
APPLICANTS FOR INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION COURSES AND PROGRAMMES
All students applying for International Certification Courses and Programmes that are offered in conjunction with foreign institutions are required to contact the CEES Office for information no exte
application and examination fees.
FEES: The Following Fees Apply:
1. COB Registration................................. $40.00. (one-time fee)
2. Insurance..................................................... $25.00 (valid for I year)
3. ID Card....................................... $25.00 (one time fee)
4. Technology Fee.................................. $75
5. Books ............................................................ $ Please contact COB Bookstore for prices.
6. Awards Ceremony.................................. $150.00 (must be paid by the 2nd Term)
7. External Application Fees .............................. Please check with the CEES Office for information.
ADVISEMENT & REGISTRATION SESSIONS
Please bring the following items with you to the advisement/registration sessions:.
The first four pages of your PASSPORT
Copies of your cenificates/licensures and college/university transcripts
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
.No entrance examination is required for enrollment in professional development courses/programmes.
2.Tuition is charged per term; i.e. you will be billed only for courses offered in the current term.
3.Non-Bahamians add $50 to each course/workshop/seminar
4.At the first class session, ALL students must submit to the Programme Coordinator one copy each of his/her stamped receipts representing payment for tuition, fees & books for the current
5.Remember to obtain from your lecturer the correct ISBN Number for all required textbooks.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND RE-CERTIFICATION SEMINARS
A compulsory professional development seminar is offered for all candidates enrolled in professional development programmes. Seminars and workshops address important issues that are mnal to th
adult students' leading experience. Enrollment is also open to the general public. This seminar is also designed to facilitate continuing education units for professionals applying for re-ceatiom i
their respective disciplines.
THE ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY
The Annual Awards Ceremony and reception is normally held at The British Colonial Hilton Hotel once during the Fall term. Adult students successfully completing programmes ad courses awaured
certificates, certifications and/or licensure.
Secure Your Seat By Enrolling Today!
Contact The Centre For Continuing Education On Moss Road Campus or
Call (242) 325-5714/328-0093/328-1936 Fax: (242) 322-2712 Fees May Be Paid By Cash, Credit Card, or Bank Certiled Cheque To:
The College of The Bahamas, Business Offce
CEES Reserves The Right To Change Tuition, Fees, Course Content, Course Schedule And Course Mawerink


THE iCoL


Classes for Spring 2005 will Begin Saturday 12th February 2005
Are you preparing for a promotion, career change or career enhancement? The ProfessionalDevelopment Department can help you achieve your career goaPl A wide array ofcanmses pipr tes
leading to certificate, certification and licensure are offered. You can become a pioneerin setting performance standards in your organization. Success is at your finger tips. W he uewaindwpa ps
with leading international institutions to help you accomplish your career goals. You can atain your professional development credentials at The College.of The Bahamas.
No Entrance Exam Required. Tuition is Paid Per Term. International Prgrammes Available.
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMME IN LEARNING DISABILITIES
The Certificate in Learning Disabilities Programme is designed to equip teachers with the skills necessary for working with diverse leaders. Participants are trained to use the basic techniques to identify
students with learning disabilities; analyze and examine'disabilities related to language and communicative ats; and develop strategies that can be used with students who have been diagnosed as learning
disabled. The programme comprises six (6)courses:
Spring Term Snmmererm F ltan
SPED 900 Introduction To Learning Disabilities- $84 SPED 903 Strategies and interventions 1- $168 SPED905 Assessment- $178
SPED 901 Diagnosing Learning Disabilities- $168 SPED 904 Strategies and interventions II- $84 CPM 903 Pmfessioeal Development Semoinar- $ 1001
SPED 902 Individual Education Planning- $168 ETHC900 Ethics & Profess. Respons.- $250 (Optional)
PREREQUISITE: An Associate Degree with a Teacher's Certificate or a Bachelors Degree. j
BEGINS: Spring & Fall Day/Time: Sat. 8:00am-12:15tpm Duration: 3 Terms on
A+ COMPUTER TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION
This programme of study is designed to equip students with the skills necessary to successfully sit the international A+ Microsoft Certification Examination. Techniques to ideatiy ietify 0di c ical
problems related to the personal computer are explored. It is a hands-on learning experience with labexereises that allows the student to apply theory to practice. ,
Part 1: COMP 954 Software- $510 Part2: COMP 955 Hardware
PREREQUISITE: ForTheInternational Examination: Successfullcompletionof all coursework forPats I and2.
BEGINS: Per Demand DayTime: Sat. 8:00am-12:l5pm Dmtion: 2 Terms
CERTIFIED COMPUTER OPERATOR
This course of study is designed to train students how to master Microsoft Word, MicrotsofExcel, Micrsoft Access, Micrsoft Outlook, and PowerPoint. To help the student to develop navigtlon and
design skills, the instructor provides easy to understand notes and conducts live demonstrations om how to manipulale the entire MS Office Suite. Upon successful completion of the external inlrnational
examinations, the MicrsoftOffice Specialist (MOUS)Certification is awarded. The programmed compn s five Modules and twocompain houses: t
SpringTerm SummerTerm FiTem "
COMP 906 Microsof Office Specialist- $610 ETHC900 Ethics Professional Responsibility- $250 COMP906MicmsoftOfilceSpcialist-$610
Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access CPM 903 Pmfessional Dev l SeminSar- $10 "
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint O )
Microsoft Outlook
WRS 900 Writing and Research Skills- $350 11I
PREREQUISITE: None BEGINS: Spring and Fall Day/fIme Sal. 8:00am-12:15pmr Duration: 3 Terms
CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL MANAGERS PROGRAMME
This programme is administered in conjunction with The Institute of Certified Professional Managementat James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia. The CM Programme provides Supervisor
Managers, and Team Leaders with the fundamental knowledge needed for today's management dhalleages. Acomprehensive instructional scheme gives you the competence you need to meeThigh
stndards of performance.
SpringTerm Sommreram "
CPM 900 Personal Skills- $500 CPM 901Admiiinlnlve Skills- $700 .
WRS 900 Writing and Research Skills- $350 ETHC900 Ethics ard Professional Respons.- $250
Fall Tenrm .
CPM 902 Interpersonal Skills- $600
CPS 901 Accounts- $250
CPM 903 Professional Development Seminar- $100 I
PREREQUISITE: 3 or more years as a Trainer, Supervisor or Manager with an Associate Degree OR a B; A. Degree from an accredited or recognized collegeaniversily.
BEGINS: Spring and PFall Day/lime: Sat. 8am-12:15pmo Duration: 3 TERMS
CERTIFICATE IN LAW
Thisprogramme is offered in conjunction with The Institute of Legal Exictstives (ILEX, Bedifo liogliod.
ILEX qualification routes are vocationally relevant and designed to build and test legal knowledgeand lunderstanding at the paralegal level, Designed to facilitate the training and educational needs of
Legal Secretaries, Legal Clerks, Legal Office Managers, Law Enforcement Officens, Special Aaisisiln to Lawyers, Justice of T'e Peace, and all persons interested in acquiring an impressivearray of
legal office skills, the Certificate in Law qualification is specifically relevant to TheBahanaslegal system Couses include:
Spring Tem Slmmer Tert
WRS 900 Writing and Research Skills -$350 ETHC900 Ethics aid Profespomsbility- $250
LAW 900 The Legal Environment -$600.00 LAW 901 GOeneral Legal Priaciples-$600.00
Fall Tenn (Options- choose one) -$600
NB.Options are subject to change on a semesterly basis.
LAW 903 Company Law LAW 906 Law of Mortgages
LAW 905 Employment Law LAW 908 Work of The Magistrate's Court
LAW 907 Nature and Role of Criminal Law
CPM 903 Professional Development Seminar- $100
PREREQUISITE: An AA Degree and 3 years work experience at thejuniorexecutilveoradminislrative assistant levels. sf
BEGINS: Spring and Fall Day/Time:Sat. 8am -12:15pm Duration: 3 TERMS. .
THE BECKER CPA REVIEW
The College of The Bahamas is pleased to offer the New CPA Computer Based Test (CBT). Besidesthe obvious transition from a pencil-and-paper exam to a computer-based tea, the rri q CPA
will also contain a new content focus- broadening the scope of audit and attest areas and incorpo ntiog the assessment of critical 'skills, such as research and communication. The new exam also has
increase emphasis on general business knowledge and information technology. the Becker CPA Review is designedtoprepare experienced andor non-experienced accountants to sit the CPA Uniforn
Examination. Courses include:
CPA 900 Financial Reporting-$650 CPA 901 Accounting &Repoiting/Regulatiom- $520
CPA 902 Law/Business Law- $465 CPA 903 AuditinglAuditing and Attestation- $465
PREREQUISITE: A Bachelors Degree from an accredited or recognized collegeniversity in any discipline with at least 21 credits hours in accounting.
BEGINS: Spring and Fall Day/Time: Sat. 8:30am 5:30pm Duration: 12 Wks
CERTIFICATION IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Offered in conjunction with Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, Alabama, this nine months programme is designed for those individuals seeking prossionil developianm a aspiring to
rise through the ranks in the HR field.
Spring Trm SWUnmeTerm
WRS 900 Writing and Research Skills- $350 ETHC900 Ethics and Professional Responsibility- $250
HRM 900 Intro To HRM Environment- $200 HRM 902 tHR Development & Training-$200
HRM 901 Securing Human Resources- $200 HRM 903 Rewaids Compensation and Benefits-$300
Fall Tenrm CPM 902 Interpersonal Skills- $600
HRM 904 Labour Management Relations- $300
HRM 905 Protecting and Evaluating Human Resources- $300
CPM 903 Professional Development Seminar- $100 , ... .
PREREQUISITE: A achelors Degree in any disciplel mt in n Aaccrs ied orred dcolldgeiutigiersi oraminimun of 5.yearsas manager supervisortofnrai.r
BEGINS: Spring and Fall Dayflime: Sat. 8am-12:15pmr Duration: 3 TERMS
CERTIFICATE ROGRAMME IN SUPERVISORY MANAGEMENT
Supervisors with cutitingedge skills knwhow to accomplish diicult tsks, solecomplicated problem sand master challenges in decision making. I1is pogranmmeisaimedats pipvlsor d ml le
managers who wish to update their supervisory skills, or personiswho have been promoted and wish to gain additlioal insight into the world of superiisory miaingeneoL Causes include: l
Spring Ter Summer Term Falltor
CPM 900 Personal Skills-$500 SUPV 910 Supervisory Management(SUPV I) $500 CPM 902 Inierpersoal Skills- $6_(
WRS 900 Writing and Researeh Skills- $350 CPM 901 Adminifstrative Skills (SUPV 2)- $700 ETHC900 Ethics and Pof Resposibii- 250
CPM 903 Professional Development Seminar- $100
PREREQUISITE: 3 or more years experience as a Supervisor/Manager or Trainer and an A.A. Degree in any discipline from a recognized or accredited institution.
BEGINS: Spring and Fall Daylime: Sat. 8am-12pm Duration: 3 TERMS
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMME FOR THE OFFICE ASSISTANT
With the advent of the high-tech office, the Clerks'/Office Assistants' role has evolved asone of te most important support factors in the operational management process. In an effort to equip th sport
level staff to function efficiently in the work environment,.CEES is pleased to offer a proficiency programme in basic office skills. .1
Spring iTermn SuimmerTerim Fall Term
COMP 06 MicrosoftOffice Specialist- $610 ETHC900 Ethics and Professional Responsibility- $250 COMP906 Microsoft Office Specialist- $610 S
WRS 900 Writing & Research Skills -$350 CPS 903 Office Technology- $150 CPS 909 Business Communication- $150
CPS 904 Office Administration- $150 CPS 901 Accounts- $250
CPM 903 Professional Development Seuar-$100 .
PREREQUISITE: 3 or more years experience in a clerical position and 3 BGCSE's- Grade C orabove.
BEGINS: Spring and Fall Day/lime: Sat. 8am-12pm Duration: 3 TERMS -- j
CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL SECRETARY REVIEW PROGRAMME .
The Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) Review, offered in conjunction with The InternationalAssociation of Administrative Professionals (1AAP) is a 9 moth counae of study designed
administrative professionals and clerical assistants to write the CPS international exam.
Spring Term Summer Term FalTem .8
CPS 900 Economics- $150 CPS 903 Office Technology- $150 CPS 901 Accounts-$250 .
CPS 902 Business Law-$200 CPS904OfficeAdministration-$150 CPS 906 HIR Management- $150
CPS 901 Accounts- $250 CPS 905 Behavioral Science In Business- $150 CPS 907 Org.& Management- $150 Or
CPS 909 Business Communications- $150
... CPM 903 Professional Development Semiiar- $100 I
PREREQUISITE: 4 yrs. experience OR A.. A. Degree+3 Yrs. experience OR a B. A. Degree and 0 Yrs. Experience. '
BEGINS: Spring and Fall Day/rime: Sat. 8am-lp Duration: 3 TERMS .
JOURNEYMAN PLUMBING LICENSE '
e Journeyman Plumbing course is designed to assist students preparing to wrile.the Journeyman Plumbing Examination. Topics includes: interpretation of codes, disposal anddraimag.e .psy s arstor


PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT:


COURSE NO. SEC. NO. COURSENAME TIME )AY START DURATION FEE
ACCOUNTING -.- .. .-^:,
ACCA900 01 ACCA FOR BEGINNERSI 6:00-8:00pm don/Wed 14-Feb 10weeks $250
ACCA901 01 ACCA FOR BEGINNERSII 6:00-8:000pm r uehur 15-Feb 10 weeks $275
ACCA902 01 ACCA FOR BEGINNERS III 6:00-8:00pm rue/Thur 15-Feb 10weeks $300
ANIMAL CARE ____ '
ANIM800 01 DOG GROOMING 6:00-9:00pm ue 1-Mar .10weeks $35
BUSINESS "
BUS1900 01 CREDIT & COLLECTIONS I 6:00-9:00pm ue 1-Mar 8 weeks $225
BUSI904 01 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS I 6:00-9:00pm 'ue 1-Mar 8 weeks : $225
MKTH900 01 MARKETING 6:00-9:00pm Ihur 28-Feb 10weeks $225
CUST900 01 SUPERIOR CUST. SERVICE W/S 9:30am-4:30pm rhur 24-Feb 1day $170,
COMPUTERS I ...I. .. ..' .... __ ', -
COMP901 01 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS I 6:00-9:00m don 7-Feb 12weeks $450
COMP901 02 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS I 10:00-1:00pm 3at 12-Feb 12 weeks $450
COMP902 01 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS II 6:00-9:00pm hur 10-Feb 12 weeks $550
COMP903 01 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY I 6:00-9:00pr Ned 9-Feb 12 weeks $450
COMP960 01 EFFECTIVE POWERPOINTW/S 9:30am-4:30pm rhur 3-Mar 1day .160
COMP953 01 PC UPGRADE AND REPAIR 6:00-7:30pm uefThurs 8-Feb 12 weeks 500
COMP 941 01 QUICKBOOKS 6:00-9:00pm r ue 1-Mar 6weeks 330
COMP930 01 WEB PAGE DESIGN WORKSHOP 9:30am-4:30pm hurs&Fri 24-Feb 2 days $550
COSMETOLOGY ___.__. .
COSM802 01 MAKE-UPAPPUCATION I 6:00-9:00pm don 28-Feb 8 weeks $225
COSM804 01 MANICURE& PEDICUREI 6:00-9:00pm ues 1-Mar weeks $225
0OSM807 01 NAILARTTECHNICIAN I 6:00-9:006pm donThurs 28-Feb weeks $500
COSM805 01 SCULPTURED NAILS I 6:00-9:00pm Ned 2-Mar 6 weeks $250
DECORATING
FLOR800 01 FLORAL DESIGN I 6:00-9:00pm ue 1-Mar 10 weeks $225
FLOR801 01 FLORAL DESIGN II 6:00-9:00pm don 28-Feb 10 weeks $250
FLOR802 01 FLORAL DESIGN II 6:00-9:00pm 'hur 3-Mar 10 weeks $275
DECO800 01 INTERIOR DECORATING I 6:00-9:00pm N ed 2-Mar 8 weeks $225
DECO801 01 INTERIOR DECORATINGI I 6:00-9:00pm rue 1-Mar 8weeks: $250
ENGLISH
ENG 900 01L EFFECTIVE WRITING SKILLS I 6:00-9:00pm ue 1-Mar 8weeks $225
ESL900 01 ENGLISHAS A SECOND LANGUAGE I 6:00-7:30pm don/Fri 28-Feb 10weeks $250
ENG 803 01 WRITING & PUBLISHING WORKSHOP 930am-3:30pm 3at 5-Mar 1 day $170
HEALTH & FITNESS
MASG900 01 MASSAGE THERAPY ESSENTIALS I 6:00-9:00pm hur 3-Mar 10 weeks $465
MASG901 01 MASSAGE THERAPY ESSENTIALS II6:00-9:00pm ue 1-Mar 10 weeks $620:
LANGUAGES _
CRE900 01 3 CONVERSATIONALCREOLEI :00-7:30p ue/Thur 1-Mar 10weeks $225
CRE 901 01 CONVERSATIONAL CREOLE II 6:00-7:30pn don/Wed 28-Feb : 10 weeks $250
SPA900 01 CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH I 6:00-7:30pm ueThur 1-Mar 10 weeks $225
SPA901 01 CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH II 6:00-7:30pm on/Wed 28-Feb 10 weeks $250
SPE 900 01 PUBLIC SPEAKING I 6:00-9:00pm don 28-Feb 10 Weeks $250
LANG900 01 SIGN LANGUAGE I 6:00-9:00pmn on 28-Feb 10.weeks $25
MANAGEMENT.. "
MGMT900 01 HUMAN RESOURCE MGMT I 6:00-9:30pm hur 10-Feb 12weeks. $250
MGMT901 01 HUMAN RESOURCE MGMT II 6:00-9:30pm on 7-Feb 12 weeks $300
MGMT902 '01 HUMAN RESOURCE MGMT W/S 10am-4pm hurs&Fri 3-Mar 2days $350
MEDICAL
MEDT900 01 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I 6:00-9:00pm 'hurs 24-Feb 10 weeks $225
SEWING
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Lecturer in Music (2)
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attacked


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FROM page one

At 6.15pm two male pas-
sengers on the jitney des-
tined for the Kennedy Sub-
division suddenly attacked
a third man, Mrs Sturrup
reported.
In the area of Baillou Hill
Road she then watched as
the two attackers threw the
man, known to her only as
'Matthew', out of the mov-
ing bus.
Mrs Sturrup said she
assumed they had removed
him from the bus because
he had not paid the fare.
Further along Baillou


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Hill Road the bus stopped
and passenger Sharad
Lightfoot boarded.
Mrs Sturrup said she then
witnessed the two men,
who had attacked Matthew
just a few minutes before,
launch an assault on Mr
Lightfoot.
"They punched him in
the face and tackled him,"
she said.
Recalling the incident,
Mr Lightfoot, 25, of
Mahogany Street, said the
men took turns in punch-
ing him in the face.
"They were trying to get
to my wallet and I wouldn't
let them," he said.
Mr Lightfoot said he was
finally able to make it to
the door of the bus and
prise it open.
"I kept calling to the bus
driver to help and stop the
bus, but instead he just
sped up, he was doing
about 50mph.
"They kept pushing me
and then they threw me off
the bus," he said.
Mrs Sturrup said she saw
Mr Lightfoot hold on to the
outside of the bus door
before he was thrown off in
the Pinewood area.
"I was sliding all over the
road and then I hit my head
on a wall and lost con-
sciousness," Mr Lightfoot
said.
He said the next thing he
remembered was waking up
in a pool of his'own blood
without any memory of the
incid
"I didn'tknow anything


what happened. I was out
for about 10-15 minutes
and then I managed to
struggle home. At home it
finally all came flooding
back what had happened to
me," he said.
Mr Lightfoot said he
received severe head
injuries.
Mrs Sturrup said after Mr
Lightfoot had been force-
fully removed from the jit-
ney, the two men assaulted
her, demanding that she
hand over her handbag.
"They grabbed my bag
and I refused to give it to
them," she recalled.
She said she tried to
appeal to the bus driver for
help, without success.
Mrs Sturrup said she was
thrown out of the bus
somewhere close to the
Kennedy Sub-division.
"Afterwards I went to
South Beach police station
to report the incident and
then I went to the hospi-
tal," she said.
Mrs Sturrup received
fractures to her face and
lacerations "all about the
body."
The passenger known as
'Matthew' is still in hospital
recovering from his
injuries.
According to Mrs Stur-
rup and Mr Lightfoot,
police are holding the bus
driver for questioning.
They wished to commend
the officers of the South
Beach police station for
their "quick and efficient
"work."


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Hanna.
He said the suspect is
wanted for questioning in
connection with multiple sex
offences, rape and armed
robbery.
"Investigations are ongo-
ing and there will also be an
investigation as to what led
to the escape of this prisoner.
There will be consequences,
if indeed there may have
been any negligence
involved," said Mr Hanna.
Conover is described as 5ft


10in tall, of medium build,
and weighing between 160
and 1801bs. He is considered
armed and dangerous, said
Mr Hanna.
Anyone with information
is asked to contact police at
telephone number 919, CDU
at 322-2561, or Crime Stop-
pers at 328-8477.
a In further crime news:
The weekend also saw a
shooting, an incident of griev-
ous harm and damage to a
private home by gunfire.
Police were called to the


FROM page one
Cedric Moss, as they expressed outrage that
the magistrate suggested she would revoke the
legal status of the defendants.
Lawyer and human rights activist Mr Moss
said, based on her actions, Magistrate Virgill
should "do the honourable thing and recuse
herself from this case."
He added: "The magistrate does not have
the authority under those circumstances to sus-
pend their status and has acted ultra vires
(exceeding her authority)."
He said lawyers had a duty and obligation to
stand for those who are entitled to rights under
the Bahamian Constitution.
He said the magistrate's action had no basis in
law. Only the minister and immigration board
r~ ~ ~ ~~q immigration........ "


scene on Saturday evening
when a domestic incident left
a man in serious condition in
hospital with gunshot
wounds.
Terrence Thompson, 27,
was dropping his young
daughter off at her mother's
apartment at 107 Mount
Rose Avenue when the
shooting occurred.
An altercation led to Mr
Thompson being shot in the
upper left area of his back.
Mr Hanna said four other
occupants of Mr Thompson's
vehicle, two of his friends,


lawyer


could do what she had done.
Mr Regnier said the Bahamas had a fair legal
system and the Constitution guaranteed cer-
tain rights and did not allow the law to be con-
ducted "willy nilly".
Pastor Cedric Moss said Bahamians should
not stand by and watch people's rights being
denied arbitrarily.
Quoting Martin Niemoeller, a Protestant pas-
tor who spoke out against Hitler and his Nazi
regime, he said: "First they came for the com-
munists, but I was not a communist so I did
not speak out. Then they came for the socialists
and the trade unionists, but I was neither, so I
did not speak out.
"Then they came for the Jews, but I was not
a Jew so I did not speak out. And when they
came for me, there was no-one left to speak
out for me"


Terrence Bethel and Vincent
Davis, and two children, were
attacked as they tried to
leave.
Mr Bethel was attacked
with a bottle and received
injuries to his face, Mr Davis
received cuts to his body. The
two children were unharmed.
Mr Thompson is in "seri-
ous consideration" at
Princess Margaret Hospital.
Police are also following
significant leads in a stabbing
at Mall at Marathon on Sat-
urday afternoon.
Raynor Davis, 17, was
attacked by a group of men,
receiving knife wounds to his
shoulder and lower back.
His condition is listed as
"non-life threatening."
An investigation is
underway into an assault and


armed robbery.
At 7.28pm on Saturday,
Mary and Merissa Malone
were loading groceries into
their vehicle on Poinciana
Drive, off Skyline Drive,
when a "dark male, with a
green woollen cap and a red
band around the cap"
assaulted them.
The man wrestled Merissa
for her handbag, and fled in a
four-door vehicle. Money
and personal items were tak-
en.
Police are investigating


damage by gunfire to a pri-
vate house in the Carmichael
Road area.
At 10.55pm on Saturday
Karen Saunders, of Allan
Drive, off Carmichael Road,
while at home, heard a
weapon being fired several
times on her property.
The gunshots resulted in
damage to the front door
and the western side of the
house.
A motive for the shoot-
ing has yet to be deter-
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By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
Expectations of "continued
strength" at Paradise Island's
Atlantis resort have caused a
Wall Street investment bank to
raise its first quarter earnings
per share (EPS) estimate for
Kerzner International to $1.17
from $1.15, with its 2005 full-


year EPS forecast also raised
by $0.02 to $2.66.
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Stearns analyst who covers
Kerzner International, said in
a research note following the
announcement of the compa-
fly's 2004 fourth quarter and full
year figures, that while the Par-
adise Island outlook remained
rosy, it was still retaining its


'Peer Perform' rating on the
stock.
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International's share price,
which closed at $65.81 in New
York on Friday, had already
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from the cotnpany's expansion
plans, including Phase III on
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But US and MPAA failing to
live up to 2000 agreement


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
D espite lashing
out again at
the Bahamas
for "inade-
quate copy-
right legislation and enforce-
ment", the Motion Picture
Association of America
(MPAA) and its members
have failed to honour a 2000
agreement between the
Bahamas and US govern-
ments, requiring them to enter
talks with Cable Bahamas to
reach an agreement for pro-
viding voluntary programme
licensing on commercial terms.
The MPAA and other
industry bodies representing
US copyright holders, such as
the Recording Industry Asso-
ciation of America, used their
collective body, the Intellectu-
al Property Alliance (IIPA),
to again hit out at the
Bahamas, placing this nation
among 23 countries that
deserved 'special mention' in a


submission to the US Trade
Representative, due to "seri-,
ous concerns" on copyright
issues. '
However, the HPA did not
name the Bahamas among the
nations it urged the US Trade
Representative to place on the
'Priority Foreign Country' and
'Priority Watch List' for
alleged copyright deficiencies,
something it has done fre-
quently in the past, including
2004.
Allyson Maynard-Gibson,
minister of financial services
and investments, whose min-
istry deals with copyright
issues, told The Tribune, that
the passage of the Copyright
Act last year had ensured the
HPA was not pressing for the'
Bahamas to be named to any
watch list.
The Copyright Act
addressed US concerns by nar-
rowing the scope of the com-
pulsory licensing regime for
Bahamas-based cable televi-
sion operators, and Mrs May-
nard-Gibson said: "The


Bahamas specifically
addressed that concern and
that, I am sure, is why the
Bahamas is not on any list."
But the IIPA gives the
Bahamas no credit for passing
the Copyright Act 2004 in its
,2005 submission to the US
trade representative, claiming
this nation "still has not met
its commitments" under the
2000 agreement to bring the
compulsory licensing regime
into line with "international
copyright norms".
The agreement was sealed
in an exchange of letters on
October 26 and November 9,
2000, and Mrs Maynard-Gib-
son hit back by saying the
IIPA submission was factually
incorrect when The Tribune
brought it to her attention.
Under the terms of that
agreement, the MPAA and its
members were supposed to
enter "good faith negotia-
tions" with Cable Bahamas for
a commercial agreement that
would allow the latter to pro-
vide English-speaking pro-
gramming but pay royalty and
licence fees to the copyright
.holders.
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IndiGO's Grand

Bahama launch


set for March 1

Urges PUC to prevent more
BTC market 'manipulation'


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
IndiGO Networks will for-
mally launch fixed-line voice
services on Grand Bahama on
March 1, its president told The
Tribune. He added that while
the company did not oppose the
Bahamas Telecommunications
Company's (BTC) lower long-
distance and inter-island tariffs,
it was urging regulators to
ensure that the incumbent car-
rier was not allowed to again
"manipulate" the market.
Paul Hutton-Ashkenny said
the company had experienced
"a good steady increase across
the board" in terms of New
Providence business since it first
laufthed its pre-paid and com-
m I customers services on
Dedmiber 1.
He added that IndiGo Net-
works would have launched its
fixed-line services in Grand
Bahama "before now", but had
been delayed by waiting for
interconnection circuits to be
provided by BTC.
Those had been installed and
were being tested over the
remainder of February, before
the formal March 1 launch,
which will initially involve pre-
paid cards and services for com-
mercial customers.
Mr Hutton-Ashkenny said
the build out of IndiGo's wire-
less network was "on track",


and the company would launch
services in Abaco "as soon as
BTC gives us the interconnec-
tion circuits. It's as simple as
that. They were ordered in
December, and as soon as we
get them we'll launch in Aba-
co".
The Abaco wireless network
will cover Marsh Harbour,
Dundas Town, Murphy Town,
Treasure Cay and Man O'-War
Cay.
Mr Hutton-Ashkenny said
IndiGo Networks hoped to pro-
vide a full residential service,
which would involve supplying
the company's own trunk
phone, to New Providence and
Grand Bahama customers by
this summer. Currently, they
were having to use a BTC
phone rather than an IndiGo
phone.
Mr Hutton-Ashkenny said
the company had made a sub-
mission to the Public Utilities
Commission (PUC), the
telecommunications sector, on
BTC's application for the lower
long distance rates it unveiled in
early October, supposedly as
part of a four-month promo-
tion, to be made permanent for
as long as it takes to decide on
BTC's tariff rebalancing pro-
posal.
The IndiGo president said
the company did not oppose
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By Fidelity


Capital Markets


It was another scorch-
ing week for the
Bahamian market,
since the highest trad-
ing volume for the year
was recorded, with more than
76,000 shares changing hands.
The market saw 13 out of the 19
listed stocks trade, of which sev-
en advanced, three declined and
three remained unchanged.
Additionally, a number of
companies posted new 52-week
highs, namely Commonwealth
Bank ($7.60), FamGuard
($4.02) and FINCO ($9.99).
Volume leader for the week
were Kerzner International Ltd
- BDRS (KZLB), with 27,720
shares changing hands and
accounting for 40.41 per cent of
the total shares traded.
The big mover in the market


last week was Commonwealth
Bank (CBL), whose share price
rose by an astounding $0.36 to
close at its new 52-week high
of $7.60. On the down side, ICD
Utilities (ICD) share price fell
by. $0.39 to end the week at a
new 52-week low of $9.50.
US ECONOMIC NEWS
Crude Oil prices fall Crude
oil fell below $47 a barrel in
New York on speculation that
US fuel stockpiles are sufficient
to meet demand. US crude oil
and gasoline inventories exceed-
ed year-ago levels last week,
according to an Energy Depart-
ment report released on Feb-
ruary 9. Additionally, mild
weather in the US Northeast
this week has cut demand for
heating oil.


Bahamas stock market


Findex:
Unchanged:
Percentage Change:
Market Capitalisation:
Change:
Volume Traded:
Volume Leaders:
Volume
BPF 8,000
BOB 7,300
KZLB 27,720
Major Market Movers:
Closing Price
BOB $5.61
CBL $7.60
DHS $1.50


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Saving for a downpayment
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Step 2 Review your budget
If you do not have a budget
as yet, draw one up. Next, list
those areas where you can cut
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that money for use as a down
payment. Don't cut out every-
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be more cautious.
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weeks for vacation.
Talk less If you make a lot
of long distance calls or talk fre-
quently on your cell phone, get
a prepaid phone card. This will
help you to monitor how much
time is being spent on the
phone.
Cut back on dining out.
Don't carry much cash If
you leave your ATM card, cred-
it card, debit card, chequebooks
and most of your cash at home,
it will be hard to spend much.
Instead, carry enough cash for
the day, plus one bank cheque


for emergencies.
Dividend/AGM Notes:
BOB to pay dividends of
$0.10 on February 14, 2005, to
shareholders of record as at
February 9, 2005.
FCL to pay dividends of $0.11
on February 15, 2005, to share-
holders of record as at January
21, 2005.
ICD to pay dividends of
$0.135 on February 17,2005, to
shareholders of record as' at
February 3, 2005.
Freeport Concrete Limited


(FCC) will hold its Annual
General Meeting on February
22, 2005 at 4pm at The British
Colonial Hilton, Bay Street,
Nassau, Bahamas.
Freeport Oil Holdings Limit-
ed (FCL) will hold its Annual
General Meeting on February
24,2005, at 10.30 am at its Cor-
porate Office, Queens Highway,
Freeport, Grand Bahama.
RND Holdings (RND) will
hold its Annual General Meet-
ing on February 28, 2005 at
12pm at The British Colonial
Hilton, Bay Street, Nassau,
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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 0.480 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-L.ow Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Weekly Vol. EPS $ v $ PIE YIpid
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 0.00 -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 029 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 1.0893710...
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
52wk-HI Highest closing price In last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelltb
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week
Change Change in closing price from day to da, EPS $ A company's reported eamings per share for the last 12 mths
Dally Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV $ Dividends per share paid In the last 12 months NIM Not Meaningful
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/ AS AT DEC. 31, 2004
S- AS AT JAN. 28, 2005/*1 AS AT DEC. 31, 2004/ AS AT DEC. 31, 2004
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BTC's lower rates, as this would benefit Bahamian residential and
business customers, reducing operating costs for the latter.
However, he explained that IndiGo did "stand up and say that
BTC should not have been allowed to manipulate the market in the
way it did. BTC got away with doing what it did".
Many observers viewed BTC's four-month promotion as an
attempt to drive IndiGo out of the market through predatory pric-
ing, something the PUC and telecommunications sector regula-
tors are supposed to prevent. BTC was supposed to have obtained
the PUC's permission for the lower promotional rates, but never
sought this before introducing them, and was now crying that it
would be placed in commercial difficulties without those rates
becoming permanent.
Mr Hutton-Ashkenny said BTC had now got the PUC to approve
the lower long distance and inter-island tariffs it had been seeking
all along, as it was now claiming that to raise them again following
the four-month promotion's end would be tantamount to "eco-
nomic suicide".
Felicity Johnson, BTC's vice-president of legal and regulatory
affairs, wrote in a letter to the PUC on January 20.that by targeting
20 per cent of BTC's business customers IndiGo could threaten 80
per cent of its long-distance revenues.
But Mr Hutton-Ashkenny said: "For the duration of the time
when the interim rates are in play, there should be specific instruc-
tions that BTC can offer no more special promotions, discounts that
would allow them to lower tariffs.
"They've got away with it once, they should not be allowed to get
away with it again."
A Tribune affiliate owns a 10 per cent stake in IndiGo's parent,
Systems Resource Group (SRG).

















INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, EDDY JEUDI, of
RP.O.Box 29113, George, Town Exuma, Bahamas, intend
to change my name to EDDY NIXON. If there are any
objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may
write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer,
P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty
(30) days after the date of publication of this notice.


NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that KIM THURLOW, FA LOVE
BEACH, COLONY WEST, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, P.O. BOX
CB-11398, 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 14TH day of FEBRUARY, 2005 to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, RO.Box
N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


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FAMGUARD


The Board of Directors
of
FamGuard Corporation Limited
is pleased to advise that
the fourth quarterly dividend
for 2004
of 6 cents per share
has been declared
to be paid on
February 23, 2005
to Shareholders of record
as at February 18, 2005



FAMGUARD CORPORATION LIMITED
The parent holding company of
Family Guardian Insurance Company Limited
BahamaHealh Insurance Brokers & Benefit Cosultants Limited
FG General Insurance Agency limited


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By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Bahamas Super-
markets' parent,
Winn-Dixie, has
told The Tribune
that its financial
problems "do not create the
same issues" for its Bahamian
subsidiary, as concerns mounted
last week over the US grocery
chain's future following a $399.7
million quarterly loss.
A Winn-Dixie spokeswoman
said Bahamas Supermarkets,
which operates its 12 stores
under the City Markets and
Winn-Dixie brands, had busi-
ness operations that were sepa-
rate from its US parent. It also
had different lines of credit and
financing from Bahamas-based
banks.
The spokeswoman said:
"Financial issues at Winn-Dixie
do not create the same issues
for stores in the Bahamas. We
have no plans to restructure our
operations in the Bahamas. In
fact, our operations there con-
tinue to be profitable and we
plan to go forward with plans
to improve our store facilities."
She added that Bahamas
Supermarkets was set to release
its fiscal 2005 second quarter
financial results this week, fol-
lowing a Board of Directors
meeting.
The share price of its US-list-
ed parent, Winn-Dixie stores,
fell by 36 per cent on the New
York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
last Thursday, sparking market
speculation hotly denied by
the company that it might
have to file for Chapter 11
bankruptcy protection.
Analysts said the chain was
running out of time to win back
customers and market share,
having lost touch with con-
sumers and being squeezed by
competition from more power-
ful rivals, following years of
undat-investment in its stores.
However, Winn-Dixie's
shareholding in Bahamas
Supermarkets, which is around
75 per cent, with the remainder
held by Bahamian public share-
holders, is held through W-D


'issues'


(Bahamas), a Bahamian com-
pany, thus providing a degree
of separation from the woes in
the US. -
Given its need for cash flow
and profit, Winn-Dixie is
unlikely to want to sell an enti-
ty that still generates a quarter-
ly profit, the latest one being
$0.9 million for the first quarter
2005.
It is understood that in the
worst-case scenario, that of a
Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by
Winn-Dixie in the US, the only
impact on Bahamas Supermar-
kets might be on its supply
chain.
It could possibly be forced to
seek new suppliers, particularly
for previous home brand prod-
uct, and might be unable to
obtain the same purchasing and
credit terms it enjoyed by being
part of a larger group. However,
its separate lines of credit and
financing, plus overall prof-
itability, mean this is an obstacle
that can be overcome.
And while Bahamas Super-
markets faces similar store-
related issues to its parent, it
told The Tribune earlier this
year that it planned to break
ground on a new Cable Beach
store no later than this month,
part of an $8 million pro-
gramme to upgrade and reno-
vate its New Providence and
Grand Bahama stores over the
next two to three years.
The company's older loca-
tions are expected to receive
the greater part of the capital
investment initiative, with work


for


already completed on expan-
sion efforts to Bahamas Super-
markets' Harbour Bay location.
Work on the Lyford Cay super-
market is also said to have been
substantially completed.
Meanwhile, Bryan Knowles,
Bahamas Supermarkets' chief
financial officer, previously
blamed competitive pricing ini-
tiatives and promotions for a
reduction in net earnings, which
declined by $412,000 or 31.85
per cent during the 2005 first
quarter.
Mr Knowles said the reduc-
tion in net earnings for the
quarter was due to a decrease in
gross profit, caused by reduced
gross margins relating to pro-
motions. Gross profit as a per-
centage of sales fell from 27.7
per cent to 25.8 per cent.
An increase of $0.1 million
or 2 per cent in operating and
administrative expenses also
added to the reduction in earn-
ings, and was due primarily to
increases in. payroll, utilities and
security expenses.
Looking forward for 2005, Mr
Knowles said the company
would work on providing qual-
ity service in its efforts to sup-
port continued growth in sales,
which increased by 3.3 per cent
to $27.9 million for the three
months to September 22.
Steps are also being taken to
introduce "a wide selection of
quality products at competitive
prices and create a comfortable
shopping environment [as] our
basic strategy for sales growth
and favourable income results".


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, CHRISNELL LAQUESTA
NAVADIA COLEBROOK, of Freeport, Grand Bahama, intend
to:change my name to CHRISNELL LAQUESTA NAVADIA
COLEBROOK CLAUDE If there are, apy ~gtions ,Qo, ,
change of name by Deed Pol, you mpyrt p objecions
to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box F3536,; "Grand
Bahama, no later than thirty (30) daysgafte the date' of"
publication of this notice.







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BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION

CONSTRUCTION OF 34.5 KV "ASH", AAAC THREE-PHASE
TRANSMISSION LINE
CROSSING ROCKS, ABACO, BAHAMAS

TENDER No. 563/04
The Bahamas Electricity Corporation invites tenders from eligible bidders, for the
construction of approximately 16.5 miles of 34.5 KV "ASH" AAAC 3-phase
transmission line with all associated hardware mounted on single wood poles from
CROSSING ROCK to SANDY POINT, Abaco, Bahamas.
Bidders are required to collect packages from the Administration Office, Blue Hill
& Tucker Roads by contacting:-
Mrs Demeta Seymour
Administrative Officer
Blue Hill & Tucker Roads
Nassau, Bahamas
Phone No. 302-1158
Fax No. 323-6852
Tenders are to be hand-delivered on or before 23 February 2005 by 4:00pm and
addressed as follows:
The General Manager
Bahamas Electricity Corporation
Blue Hill & Tucker Roads
Nassau, Bahamas
Attention: Mrs Delmeta Seymour
Marked: Tender No. 563/04
"LINE CONSTRUCTION CROSSING ROCK, ABACO"
;'The.,'pg~rat.ioquqeayes thrright to accept or reject any or all tenders.
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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 candidatesfor 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, Warehous&e 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

Deadline for application is February 23, 2005.


DIRECTOR of

DEVELOPMENT
Bahamas National Trust
Primary Responsibility: Lead the fundraising team to create and carryout short-
and long -term strategies for raising money to support the Bahamas National Trust.
Position location: Nassau, Bahamas
Reports to: Executive Director
Primary Tasks:
Head the fundraising team and directly supervise development staff.
Serve on the BNT senior management team.
Develop short and long-term strategies for raising money for BNT.
Write letters and reports.
Research and write grants.
Review and edit other staff's writing that has to do with fundraising.
Oversee the gift acknowledgement process.
Organize and coordinate committees charged with fundraising.
Organize and carry-out special events and parties.
Design and set-up a planned giving program.
Organize and coordinate volunteer's activities.
Assist in production of materials including brochures, website, powerpoint
presentations.
Assist with setting up and attending fundraising visits to individuals,
companies, government and foundation.
S* Coordinate all fundraising activities done by BNT.
Primary Skills Required:
SStrong background in project management and program administration.
Minimum five years work experience, ideally in the fundraising arena.
Four-year college degree or greater.
Exceptional writing and interpersonal communications skills.
Demonstrated ability to research and write grants.
Demonstrated ability to effectively use the internet for research.
Exceptional people skills and ability to establish and build relationships.
Experience in developing and carrying-out fundraising activities.
Basic knowledge of planned giving and other development techniques.
Demonstrated ability to organize time, manage diverse activities, meet
deadlines and pay attention to details.
Experience in supervising staff and volunteers.
Working knowledge of MS Office, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Paradigm
software.
Commitment to natural resource conservation in the Bahamas.
Willingness to work long hours to meet tight deadlines.
Willingness to travel throughout the Bahamas and abroad.
To apply for the position email or send cover letter, resume, four references
including telephone numbers and email address, and two writing samples to
bnt@batelnet.bs by February 27, 2005.


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Cable Bahamas because chang-
ing these distribution agree-
ments to allow programmes to
be screened in the Caribbean
will cost more in legal fees that
exceed the revenues gained,
because the Bahamas is too
small a market to generate a
profit.
Asked whether the US and
MPAA had fulfilled their side
of the bargain, Mrs Maynard-
Gibson said: "No, they have
not. We continue to look for-


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.





t JORDAN PRINCE
WILLIAMS
BAPTIST SCHOOL

ENTRANCE EXAM


If you want your child to learn in a safe,
productive High School Environment,

If you want your child to Excel in
Christianity, Academics and Sports


JORDAN PRINCE WILLIAMS
BAPTIST HIGH SCHOO, ,
IS THE PLACE!

Entrance Exams for Grade Seven (7)
Saturday, February 19, 2005
9:00am l:00pm

For further information please contact
the Office between the
hours of 8:30am and 3:30pm


Telephone Numbers: '

361-4847/9


VACANCIES


The Anglican Schools are now

accepting Applications for

Students registering for Grades

Kg Grade 5 at the Primary level

and Grades 8 10 at the


Currently, the "footprint"
from much US satellite televi-
sion programming covers North
America and the Caribbean,
allowing nations in the latter
region to pick up these satellite
feeds.
However, the programme dis-
tribution and royalty rights con-
tracts held by networks such as
HBO often do not allow them
to broadcast outside the US.
The MPAA and its members
are reluctant to enter talks with


ward to that; them honouring
their side of the agreement."
In its latest missive, the IPA
changed its line of attack on the
Bahamas, describing copyright
legislation as "poor" and fail-
ing to provide protection for
foreign sound recordings.
It added: "Little or nothing
is currently being done to pro-
vide effective enforcement
against the spread of physical
goods piracy. We are not aware
of any police actions that serve
as real deterrents against the
commercial sale or pirate goods.
"The lack of adequate legis-
lation and enforcement dis-
courages potential local and
international investments and
threatens the growth of a local
music industry.
"The Bahamas has the poten-
tial to be a successful market
for the legitimate recorded
music industry due to high lev-
els of tourism and per capita
income. The legitimate indus-
try is also very interested in the
exploitation of local and inter-
national repertoire in public
locations, including cruise ships,
and by broadcasters."
The IIPA criticised the
Bahamas for not yet joining the
World Trade Organisation
(WTO) or the Geneva Phono-
grams Convention, nor ratified
or implemented the World
Intellectual Property Organisa-
tion's (WIPO) Performances
and Phonograms Treaty. All
these actions would improve
protection for foreign sound
recordings, the IIPA argued.
It added: "The immediate
impact of these inadequacies is
that international sound record-
ings do not receive the same
treatments as local sound
recordings, and the Internet
exploitation of music may be
unprotected. Moreover, the
Bahamas may lack border mea-
sures to prevent the trafficking
of counterfeit products."
The IIPA urged the Bahamas
to begin enforcement actions to
"discourage the sale of pirate
products" and enhance legisla-
tion by ratifying "at a mini-


UT HIGGS & JOHNSON
~dk Counsel & Attorneys-at-Law


invites applications for attorneys for our Freeport Office.

Applicants must have a minimum of 4-6 years experience in
Litigation and Conveyancing, demonstrate an ability to work
independently and possess a thorough working knowledge and
technical competence in the areas mentioned. (Applicants with
experience in only one of the mentioned areas may also apply).

Successful applicants can look forward to competitive
remuneration and benefits.

Apply in confidence to:

Vacancy
P.O. Box N-3247
Nassau, Bahamas
or via email at: gbastian@higgsjohnson.com.


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* 1975 25ft. White Water W/Twin 2003 Yamaha
* 150HSP. Engines
* 200 Gallon Fuel Holding Tank
* All New Guages, Moving Map System
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mum" the WIPO Treaty, the
WIPO Copyright Treaty and
the Paris Act (1871) of the
Berne Convention, amending
its domestic laws and meeting
the requirements of Trade-
Related Intellectual Property
Rights (TRIPS).
Mrs Maynard-Gibson,
though, told The Tribune that
the IIPA comments on the
Bahamas were all "subjective"
and not backed up by hard or
empirical evidence. When the
Copyright Act 2004 was passed
last year, the Government had
indicated it would convene a
special committee to deal with
other copyright-related issues,
including potential legal amend-
ments.
And she pointed out that the
Bahamas was in good compa-
ny on the IIPA's 'special men-
tion' list, which also included
Spain, Canada and Hong Kong.
But there is little doubt that
the TIPA believes the US gov-
ernment has special leverage it
can bring to bear to force the
Bahamas' compliance, noting
that this nation participates in
the Caribbean Basin Initiative
(CBI) and is eligible to receive
benefits under the Caribbean
Basin Trade Partnership Act.
One CBI membership criteria
requires the Bahamas to have
adequate laws to protect and
enforce intellectual property
and copyright rights, with the
IIPA hinting it could press
Washington to withdraw some
of these benefits.
The IIPA document said $88
million worth of Bahamian-
made goods were exported to
the US in 2003 under the CBI,
accounting for 16.4 per cent of
total Bahamian exports to the
US..
And during the first 11
months of 2004, a further $82.5
million worth of Bahamian
goods or 14.3 per cent of total
Bahamian exports to the US
between January-November
2004 entered under the CBI, an
increase of 3.6 per cent on the
amount sent in the same period
the year-before.


Allyson Maynard-Gibson
Legal Notice



NOTICE


PISTACHIO PROPERTY S.A.



Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act, No. 45 of 2000,
PISTACHIO PROPERT S.A., is in dissolution, as of February
10th, 2005.

International Liquidator Services Limited situated at 35A Regent
Street, P.O. Box 1777, Belize City, Belize is the Liquidator.




Legal Notice



NOTICE


KLESHAM OVERSEAS LTD.



Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act, No. 45 of 2000,'
KLESHAM OVERSEAS LTD., is in dissolution, as of February
10th, 2005.

International Liquidator Services Limited situated at 35A Regent
Street, P.O. Box 1777, Belize City, Belize is the Liquidator.


NOTICE

TAKE NOTICE that LEROY JOHNSON late of Love
Lane in the Island of Harbour Island one of the Islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas died on the 9th October
A.D., 2003 domiciled in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
intestate leaving TERRY CASH JOHNSON, his widow
and heir at law he surviving. At the date of his death, the
deceased left only a bank account at ScotiaBank (Bahamas)
Ltd. in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and had no
other assets in the jurisdiction. Application has been made
to the said ScotiaBank (Bahamas) Ltd. to have the assets
distributed pursuant to S.50 of the Supreme Court Act
without necessitating the Probate of the Estate within the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the Bank has agreed
to do so provided the provisions of the Section are complied
with and accordingly, this is to advise that anyone having
a claim to an interest in the Estate of the deceased person
must within 3 months of the date hereof submit particulars
of such claim in writing to the Bank herein before stated
failing which the assets will be distributed by the Bank to
the persons entitled on the intestacy of the deceased.

DATED the 10th day of February A.D., 2005

JOHNSON & CO.
Attorneys for TERRY CASH JOHNSON
Personal Representative of the Estate
of LEROY JOHNSON


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CARMICHAEL MEADOWS SUB-DIVISION
- Lot #22, contains 3 bed, 2 bath, living, dining
& kitchen. Land size 5,743 sq. ft.

DAISY MANOR Lot #12, 2 bed, 1 bath, living,
dining rooms and kitchen.

FRELIA SUB-DIVISION Lot #24, Single family
residence, 3 bed, 2 bath, living, dining, kitchen,
4 years old.

FORT FINCASTLE vacant land 23,317 square
feet.

FOXDALE SUBDIVISION Lot #104 multifamily
split level residence 25 yr old, consist of four
one bed room efficiency apt, downstairs and 1
three bed unit upstairs.

GOLDEN GATES #1 Lot No. 154 Sisal Road
& Bamboo Court single storey duplex, each
apt consisting of 2 bed, 1 bath, living, dining
and kitchen.

GOLDEN GATES #2 Lot #66 & 67 totaling
11,914 sq. ft. containing 25yr old Multi Family
Residence (2) 1 bed, 1 bath, and (3) 2 bed, 1
bath apt.

GOLDEN GATES #2 Lot #1490 with single
family residence 2,480 sq ft, 5 bed, 2 bath, living,
dining and kitchen. Lot size 6,000 sq ft

GREATER CHIPPINGHAM #24 Baldwin
Avenue, 2 bed, 1 bath, living, dining & kitchen.

KENNEDY SUBDIVISION Lot #5 with single
dwelling 21 yr old, 3 bed 2 bath home.

KENNEDY SUBDMSION Lot #21, contains,
3 bed, 2 bath.

MILLAR HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION 7,500 sq.
ft. Lot 7, Block 7 consist of a seventeen (17)
year old single storey duplex. Each apt has 2
bed, 1 bath, living, dining and kitchen.

PINEWOOD GARDENS Lot #1906 consisting
of a 19 yr. old single storey home, 4 bed, 1 bath,
living, dining, kitchen and utility room.

SEABREEZE ESTATE Lot #23 block, #8
consisting of a 10 year old, 3 bed, 2 bath, living,
dining, sitting room and kitchen approx, 2,423
floor area.

SAPPHIRE RIDGE SAN SOUCI Apt. 3 in
Town house, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, living and
dining areas.

SOUTH OCEAN VILLAGE Lot #1-4 13,137
sq. ft., 3 bed, 2 bath, living, dining, kitchen and
laundry room.

TALL PINES 34 yr old, 3 bed, 2 bath home
on lot 5,625 sq. ft.

TWYNAM HEIGHTS Lot #386. Vacant Land
12,000 sq. ft.

VALENTINE EXTENSION OFF JOHNSON
TERRACE 19 yr. old 1 1/2 storey fourplex,
with a floor area of 3,621 sq. ft., (1) 3 bed, 2
bath, (1) 2 bed, 1 bath and (2) 1 bed, 1 bath
efficiency.

WINTON HEIGHTS Lot No. 6 Block 13, 4
bed, 3 1/2 bath, living, dining, bar, kitchen, foyer,
family room, laundry, two car gargage with
sundeck above garage.


YAMACRAW BEACH ESTATES -
Island Avenue Lot #63, 3 bed, 1 bath
old house.


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Peridot Place, unit 2, 5 plex apartment building.

GREENING GLADE Lots #3, 3A block 13
unit 2 Vacant land situate on a cul-de-sac 17,409
sq. ft.

LUCAYAN KNOTT SUBDIVISION Lot #4,
Block #11, Royal Tern Drive, 2 beds, 1 bath,
Wooden House and an incomplete foundation
for single family residence.

PONCIANNA GARDENS SUBDIVISION Lot
#25, split level duplex 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom.

ROYAL PALM BAY Lot 9, block 23, vacant
land 39,843 sq. ft.

EAST CORAL ESTATES Lot No. 74 on Guava
Corner, 3 bed, 1 bath, living, dining, kitchen.

DERBY Lot No. 11 Block 10 Unit 3, Vacant
Land 15,210 sq. ft.

LINCOLN GREEN Lot 10 block 8 unit 2,
Duplex Unit A, 3 bed, 2 bath; unit B, 2 bed, 1
bath, wooden guest house 2 bed, 1 bath.









BAHAMAS CORAL SUBDIVISION Lot 1
Block A, Vacant Land 9,100 sa. ft.
DUNDAS TOWN One acre property, 4
bedrooms, 2 bath, two storey. Downstairs living,
diningkitchen and family room.

DUNDAS TOWN CROWN ALLOTMENT #21
- Vacant land 10,810 square feet, Bootle Drive.

DUNDAS TOWN Lot No. 18B, 3-2 bed, 1
bath triplex, 9,000 sq. ft.

MURPHY TOWN Crown Allotment #70 single
storey wood & concrete Commercial Building
approximately 758 square feet.

MURPHY TOWN Lot No. 67, Hill Top structure
12,000 square feet, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom
living and dining rooms, kitchen.

MURPHY TOWN Lot No. 60 with a structure
lot size 60 x 115, Duplex partly finished 60 x 30,
6,900 square feet.

MURPHY TOWN Vacant Land, portion of Lot
78B comprising portion of Lot #78 of Murphy
town crown allotment.

MURPHY TOWN Vacant Land lot #78 108 x
104.

MURPHY TOWN Duplex Lot 78, 2 bed, 1
bath.








LOWE SOUND Parcel of land next to the
New Mt. Freedom Baptist Church with 3 bed,
2 bath wooden single family house.



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ALICE TOWN Lot #115, 16 year old 3 bed,
2 bath, living, dining, kitchen, laundry room.

BOILING HOLE SUBDIVISION Lot No. 7,
commercial property 80 x 125, 2 bedroom, 1
bathroom. 10,000 square feet.

EARLY SETTLERS DRIVE Lot #7 11,200
sq. ft. Incomplete 2 storey, 3 bed, 2 1/2 bath,
living, dining, kitchen and TV room.

LOWER BOGUE Lot 42, 11,570 sq. ft. single
family dwelling, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom.

LOWER BOGUE -Lot #121 on East Street in
Lower Bogue vacant land 8,109 sq. ft.

LOWER BOGUE Lot #62, 34,210 sq. ft. of
land with single storey, 4 bed, 3 bath house.

NORTH ELEUTHERA HEIGHTS
SUBDIVISION- Lot #20 vacant land, 11,200
sq. ft.

RAINBOW BAY SUBDMSION Lot #44 Block
5, approx. 10,800 sq. ft. This site has a two
storey block of two apts, each one has 1 bed,
1 bath, living, dining and kitchen.

RAINBOW SUBDIVISION Lot #3, block
27, section B, vacant land, 14,052.59 sq. ft.

ROCK SOUND Lot #153, 150 x 15 and 100
x 250. Northern side of Fish Street

TARPUM BAY Commercial building on flat
land. Building 690 square feet. Eleuthera Highway
towards Rock Sound.

RAINBOW BAY SUBDIVISION Lot No. Block
32, Section C.

HATCHET BAY Lot #115, 3 Bed, 2 bath.

TRIANA SHORES HARBOUR ISLAND Lot
#13, Block 3, 3 bed, 3 bath, sitting, dining, living
rooms, kitchen.

NORTH OF INGRAHAM'S POND Lot #14B,
2 storey, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 room, living, dining,
family, utility rooms, 2 car garage.






HAMILTON, QUEEN'S HIGHWAY -
Approximately 25,500 sq. ft. land with single
storey, 3 bed, 1 bath, single family residence
and a wooden shop.






FLAMINGO BAY Lot #102., Vacant Land size,
12,896 sq. ft. Palm Hill.

BAHAMA SOUND #8 Lot #6625. 10 yr. old
duplex, 2 bed, 1 bed, Land size 10,000 sq. ft.

BAHAMA SOUND EAST Lot #7088,
section 10 east, lot size 10,000 sq. ft. vacant
land.

BAHAMA SOUND #10 Lots 12571 &
12572, vacant land.

HOOPERS BAY Lot #18, vacant land,
24,375 sq. ft.


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Rate (From page 1B)


Paradise Island, the Atlantis,
The Palm resort in Dubai and
the Morocco hotel/casino joint
venture.
"Valuation is not cheap at
these levels," Mr Greer said in
relation to the share price.
Still, Bear Stearns' positive
projections indicate that
Bahamian institutional and
retail investors who bought into
the Kerzner International
Bahamian Depository Receipt
(BDR) offering when the New
York share price was at $47.1,
are still likely to see capital
appreciation gains above the
39.7 per cent return they have


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT
Common Law and Equity Division


already enjoyed.
In his analysis of Kerzner
International's fourth quarter
results, Mr Greer wrote: "Fun-
damentals for Kerzner Interna-
tional remain strong and we
forsee solid performance on
Paradise Island for 2005 and
beyond, driven by leverage to
accelerating leisure demand,
recent capital expenditure ini-
tiatives and increased low-cost
air carrier service."
Describing the company's
EPS news as "clean", beating
Bear Stearns and the Wall
Street consensus estimate for
the fourth quarter by $0.06,


2004
CLE/QUI/NO.01461


NOTICE
TO: (1) All adjoining owners and or occupiers
(2) All adverse claimants

The Petition of Jordan Ritchie is respect of the following parcel of land:

ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land totalling (44.172) Acres being part
of Crown Grant No. D-135 to Susannah Hewitt situate North of Junkey
Landing Road in the vicinity of the Big Gate in the Settlement of Deadman's
Cay, Long Island one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

Copies of the filed Plan may be inspected during normal office hours at:-

(a) The Registry of the Supreme Court, Ansbacher House, East
Street North, Nassau, Bahamas

(b) The Office of the Island Administrator at Clarence Town,
Long Island, The Bahamas; and

(c) The Chambers of Pyfrom, Wells & Co. No.9 Dunmore Lane,
Nassau, The Bahamas,

NOTICE is hereby given that any person or persons having Dower or right
to Dower or any Adverse Claim not recognized in the Petition shall before
the 28th day of March, 2005 file in the Registry of the Supreme Court and
serve on the Petitioner or the undersigned a Statement of such claim. Failure
of any such person or persons to file and serve a Statement of such claim
and requisite documents on or before the 28th day of March, 2005 will
operate as a bar to such claim.
Pyfrom, Wells & Co.
Attorneys for the Petitioner


coming in at $0.06, Mr Greer
said Atlantis had shrugged off
the effects of the third quarter
hurricanes and a slow fourth
quarter start with a "strong per-
formance".
Paradise Island's fourth quar-
ter operating income had
increased by 17 per cent to
$27.2 million, some $4.5 million
ahead of Bear Steams' own esti-
mates.
"Outperformance was led by
3 per cent average daily room
rate and revenue per available
room (RevPAR) gains, and a
15 per cent slot win gain," Mr
Greer said.
Apart from the increase in
low cost air service to the
Bahamas and enhanced leisure
traveller demand, also "under-
pinning strong business trends"
were margin improvements,
involving food and beverage
pricing gains and hotel efficien-
cy improvements.
Paradise Island and Kerzner
International beat almost all
Bear Stearns estimates for the
2004 fourth quarter. Together,
Atlantis and the One & Only
Ocean Club produced net rev-
enues of $117.4 million for the
period which, while flat com-
pared to 2003's $116.9 million,
was $3.9 million or 3.4 per cent
of the investment bank's fore-
cast.
On operating income, Par-
adise Island was some 19.8 per
cent ahead of Bear Stearns'
$22.7 million prediction.
Assessing Kerzner Interna-
tional's stock price, Mr Greer
said the company's shares cur-
rently traded at 15.7x and 14.7x
the 2005 and 2006 estimates for
its performance respectively.
"While we realise that
investors are looking ahead to
2007 and beyond to assess
Kerzner's fair value, we feel that
valuations are not cheap at
these levels," the analyst wrote.
"That said, on a 2007 basis,
Kerzner International shares
trade at an 11.2x multiple -
more in line with historical val-
uation levels reaffirming our
belief that expected returns
from the Phase III development
have been priced in."
While 2005 EPS estimates
had been increased "given
expectations of continued
improvements on Paradise
Island", the Bear Steamrns ana-
lyst said EPS forecasts for 2006
and 2007 were unchanged "after
offsetting adjustments to oper-
ating income and non-operat-
ing items".


MUST 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 br

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 quafied purchaser
Serious enquiries onlyi "


VACANCY NOTICES



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


_ ___


BUSINESS
















BISX listing fees


increase


approved


]


L The Securities Commission
of the Bahamas has approved
a doubling in listing fees for the
'49 companies listed on the
Bahamas International Securi-
ties Exchange's (BISX) domes-
tic tier from $2,500 to $5,000.
The increase in the fee for
Domestic Primary Equity List-
ings on BISX received heavy
support from the 19 entities list-
ed on the exchange, with only
'two unnamed companies
-* objecting. The annual listing
. fees had remained set at $2,500
', since BISX first began live trad-
-ing in domestic equities in May
32000.
In approving the increase,
. which was requested by BISX's
' Board of Directors, the Securi-
ties Commission also took into
consideration the listing fees
- charged by other Caribbean-
~ based stock exchanges, particu-
' larly Barbados, Jamaica and
Trinidad & Tobago.
The Securities Commission
' said its analysis indicated the
BISX fee increase was "reason-
' able" and would not affect the
, Bahamas' competitiveness in
the capital markets industry.
The Domestic Primary Equi-
ty Listings fee increase raises
the annual revenue that BISX
generates from this charge to
$95,000 from $47,5000, and will
have relatively little impact in
turning around the exchange's
financial performance in and of
itself.
And capital markets sources,
who requested anonymity, apart
from questioning why the fee
increase had been almost five
years in coming, also queried
why BISX had requested an
across-the board flat rate fee.
They suggested that instead,
the BISX Board should have
charged a separate listing fee
efborach company, based on
their market capitalisationi and.
number of ordinary shares list-
ed on the exchange. As a result,
companies with greater market
capitalisation would end up pay-
ing more than those that were
smaller in value.
The Securities Commission
itself is understood to levy from
investment funds and compa-
nies launching initial public
offerings (IPOs) fees that mir-
ror supervisory costs.
Regulation Seven of the.
Securities Industry Regulations
2000 mandates that BISX has
to apply to the Securities Com-
mission for permission to make
any amendments to its fees.


Hillary Deveaux, acting executive director of the Securities Commission

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

International Business Companies Act
... . (.. (No. 45 of 2000)

PORTAL COMMUNICATIONS LTD.
IBC No. 126372B
In Voluntary Liquidation
NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with Section 131 (2) of the International
Business Companies Act, (N46 of 2000), PORTAL COMMUNICATIONS
LTD., is in Dissolution.
The date of Commencement of dissolution was 3rd day of February 2005.
Sovereign Managers Limited c/o Suites 1601-1603, 16th Floor, Kinwick Centre,
32 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong is the Liquidator of PORTAL
COMMUNICATIONS LTD.
SIGNED
For & On Behalf of UN

o ';' R LkoIt


DEVELOPMENT

ASSISTANT
Bahamas National Trust
Primary Responsibility: Manage the membership database,
acknowledgement process and be an integral part of the Development team
to raise funds to support the Bahamas National Trust.
Position location: Nassau, Bahamas
Reports to: Director of Development
Primary Tasks:
Manage the membership database using Paradigm software.
Oversee all membership services and membership outreach activities.
Assist in developing short and long-term strategies for raising money
for BNT.
Interest and knowledge in doing research of the internet.
Oversee the development and implementation of BNT's website.
* Write letters and reports.
* Research and write grants.
* Coordinate and carry-out the gift acknowledgement process.
Assist in organizing and carrying-out special events and parties.
*Organize and coordinate volunteer's activities.
* Assist with setting up and preparing for fundraising visits to
individuals, companies, government and foundations.
Primary Skills Required:
* Meticulous attention to details.
* Proven aptitude to work with Paradigm software.
* Minimum three years work experience.
Exceptional writing and interpersonal communications skills.
Knowledge of website design and implementation, a strong plus.
Demonstrated ability to conduct research on the internet.
* Demonstrated ability to organize time, manage diverse activities,
meet deadlines and pay attention to details.
Experience in organizing volunteers, a plus.
Working knowledge of MS Office, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Paradigm
software.
* Commitment to natural resource conservation in the Bahamas a plus.
* Willingness to occasionally work long hours to meet tight deadlines.
* Positive attitude.
To apply for the position email or send cover letter, resume, three
references including telephone numbers and email address, and two
writing samples by February 27,2005 to:
Bahamas National Trust
P.O. Box N- 4105, Nassau, Bahamas or bnt@batelnet.bs


BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION

TENDER FOR THE PROVISION OF GROUP MAJOR
MEDICAL & LIFE INSURANCES SERVICES FOR
EMPLOYEES & RETIREES

TENDER No. 576/04
The Bahamas Electricity Corporation invites tenders from eligible bidders for the
provision of group major medical and life insurances services for employees and
their dependants and retirees.
Bidders are required to collect packages from the Administration Office, Blue Hill
& Tucker Roads by contacting:-
Mrs Demeta Seymour
Administrative Officer
Blue Hill & Tucker Roads
Nassau, Bahamas
Phone No. 302-1158
Fax No. 323-6852
Tenders are to be hand-delivered on or before 16 February 2005 by 4:00pm and
addressed as follows:
The General Manager
Bahamas Electricity Corporation
Blue Hill & Tucker Roads
Nassau, Bahamas
Attention: Mrs Delmeta Seymour
Marked: Tender No. 576/04
"GROUP MAJOR MEDICAL AND LIFE INSURANCES PLAN"
The Corporation reserves the right to accept or reject any or all tenders.


VACANCY NOTICE

Internal Auditor

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of
Internal Auditor.

MAIN DUTIES INCLUDE:
> To administer the internal auditing activity of an assigned Location.
> To develop a comprehensive, practical programme of audit coverage for
the location
> To accomplish the programme in accordance with acceptable audit standards
and stipulated schedules.
> To maintain effective working relations with executive and operating
management.

AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY:
Under the general guidance of a Chief Internal Auditor, the Internal Auditor;
> Prepares a comprehensive, long-range programme of audit coverage for
the assigned location.

> Identifies those activities subject to audit coverage, evaluates their significance,
and assesses the degree of risk inherent in the activity in terms of cost,
schedule, and quality.

> Chooses and maintains and audit staff capable of accomplishing the internal
audit function.
> Develops a system of scheduled audit projects.

> Establishes standards of performance and reviews performance according
to those standards.

> Provides reports to executive management within the assigned location
concerning coverage and the results of the audit activity. Interprets those
results to improve the audit programme and its coverage.
> Establishes and monitors accomplishment of objectives intended to increase
his/her department's ability to serve management.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
> Full professional qualifications recognized and accepted by the Bahamas
Institute of Chartered Accountants.

> Minimum of five (5) years experience.

> Excellent working knowledge of the National Insurance Board Operational
Act and Regulations, and the Financial and Accounting Regulations.

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 4:00p.m. on Friday, February 25, 2005, to:

The Senior Manager Human Resources
THE NATIONAL INSURANCE BOARD
Headquarters Building
Nassau, Bahamas


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* By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
THE third track and field
meet of the year saw three ath-
letes secure spots to compete
in the annual Carifta games.


Sheldon King, Jamal Stra-
chan and Gabrielle Nixon are
the only three athletes, so, far,
to qualify for the games, which
are set to take place in
Trinidad and Tobago, March
24th-28th.


* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
IT WAS another great weekend for sprinter
Grafton 'G.O.' Ifill III.
On Saturday at the Sykes-Sabok Challenge at
Penn State, Ifill dropped his own school record
of 21.58 seconds that he set two weeks ago at the'
Penn State National Open to 21.24.
This time, he picked up his first collegiate
victory for the University of Pennsylvania to
help them to a sixth place finish in a field of 10
participating schools.
"It felt good," said the sophomore transfer
student, who took a year off from college. "I was
really happy with the performance, really hap-
py with the time.
"I feel like I'm really on track now for sure
with the performance."
Ifill, who just barely missed the NCAA pro-
visional qualifying mark of 21.23 by one one-
hundredth of a second, ran out of lane five,
which enabled him to get a really good start
and he was never caught the rest of the way.
Johnie Drake, a senior at Central Michigan,
who has the leading time in the 60, ran ahead of
Ifill in lane six. He finished second in 21.30.
"I had a pretty good start and I picked him up
pretty quickly and made a dash for the tape,"
said Ifill of Drake. "It was a pretty good race.
"So to run 21.2 indoors and for it to be so ear-
ly in the season, it shows that I should be in
pretty good shape later on in the (outdoor) sea-


All qualifications came from
the field, in high jump and shot
putt.
Nixon, who qualified from
last week's meet, can have left
no doubt in the Bahamas
Association of Athletic Asso-


son. I'm in good shape right now, so I'm really
motivated and looking forward to outdoors."
Ifill is now looking forward to competing in
the Big Ten Championships event, set for Feb-
ruary 26-27 in West Lafayette, Indiana.
This weekend was the northeast Conference
Indoor Championships at the Prince George's
S&L Complex in Landover.
In the women's 400, Grand Bahamian Crista
Strachan, a freshman at Long Island Universi-
ty, came in sixth in a time of 61.90. The winning
time was 56.24.

Faster
Strachan had ran a little faster in the prelim-
inaries when she clocked 61.03 to win her heat
and placed seventh overall in the standings
going into the final.
Her twin sister, Crystal, was scheduled to
compete in the 500, but she had to withdraw
because of a hamstring injury she suffered in
their last meet a week ago.
Also this weekend, the Bahamian connec-
tion at Dickenson State University, sprinter
Derrick Atkins, quarter-miler Aaron Cleare
and high/long jumper Trevor Barry are all
expected to compete in the DAC-10 Indoor
Championships in Spearfish, South Dakota.
All three are defending champions in their
specialities, but. there's some uncertainly if
Atkins will be ready to run after he sprained his
groin in his last meet a week ago.


ciation's minds that she is the
right woman for the job.
After a throw of 12.39
meters a personal and sea-
son's best Nixon came back
to throw 12.08m, surpassing
the qualification mark of
11.78m.
The only thing Nixon will
need to do to ensure a spot on
the team is to finish in the top
two spots at the Carifta Trials.
She said: "It feels great
being the first person to quali-
fy for the games, but I know
that I can't relax, I must keep
throwing the distance, proving
myself.

Focus
"I have no doubt in my mind
that I can finish in the top two,
but my main focus is staying
healthy enough to compete.
"I would love to throw fur-
ther but today it was cold and
the one or two of the events
took a little time to start. But
overall I am happy with my
performances."
If Nixon is able to finish in
the top two at the trials, and be
officially named to the team,
this will be her fourth games.
She added: "I am more
focused on the shot putt event
this year, I think I am going to
do very well in that. My goal in
that event is to brig home a
gold medal, nothing less.
"I am not to sure if I will be
competing in the discus, but
more than likely I will, so I
have big goals for that event
as well. I haven't really been


a games

concentrating on that event open women's discus throv
as much as I have been event.
concentrating on the shot, with She said: "I wanted to qual
a little work it will all come ify today, but I was just shy o
back." it, the mark was 40.95m and
Nixon will need to throw threw 40.24m.
35.40 meters to qualify for the "Hopefully next week I wil
games in the discus. Two time be able to come out stronge
qualifiers King and Strachan than this week and surpass the
had to battle each other for mark.
top spots in the open men's
high jump event over the Problem
weekend.
King nudged out Strachan "My only problem was I was
for the victory with a leap of 6 running of my blocks, I wasn'
feet 10 inches (2.08m), a clear- squaring up properly. I an
ance on his first attempt. Stra- looking to get that down pa
chan, who made several so on Saturday I can come ou
attempts at the height was strong."
knocked out at 6 feet 9 inches For Cumberbatch, a gol
(2.06). medallist at last year's games
The qualifying mark in this moving up into the big ranks
event is 2.04 meters. will call for a lot more push
King was medallist at last She is hoping to obtain the
year's Carifta games, with Stra- qualifying mark in the opel
chan finishing just short of a women's 400m and 400 hur
medal, in fourth place. dles.
Despite there being a change During the meet, Cumber
in scheduling of the games, and batch ran 58.44 seconds in the
this being just the third meet of 400m for a second place finish
the year, coaches and athletes and 102:55.00 in the hurdles
are optimistic about obtaining for a second and first place fin
qualifying standards. ishing, respectively.
She was beaten in the 400n
W eekend by Joyce in a time of 58.23 sec
onds both girls will need tc
Just shy of qualifying over run a 54.30 second quarter tc
the weekend were Michelle qualify.
Cumberbatch, Sasha Ferguson, Cumberbatch said: "Realis
Sasha Joyce, Gerard Brown, tically I am more likely tc
Kellie Rolle, Taneil Poitier, qualify in the hurdles than ir
Tracy Morrison, Elvin Carey the 400m.
and Lesley Dorceval. "Technically I ran a sound
Ferguson, who barely missed race, even though I didn't exe-
out on the games last year is cute the way I wanted to it was
back to prove herself in the a pretty smooth race."


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* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
MARK KNOWLES and his
Canadian partner Daniel Nestor
came within one match of winning
their first tournament of the new
year.
Last year's top ranked duo
remain winless in three outings as
they fell short of defending their
men's doubles title at the Open 13
Marseille in France yesterday.
The top seeded team reached the
final, only to lose in two straight
sets to the No.4 team of Martin
Damm and Radek Stepanek of the
Czech Republic, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5).
"We came close, but it was a
tough loss," said Knowles,
moments after the defeat. "It was a
pretty good match, but we just
came up short."
Knowles was referring to the fact
that they had six chances at break
point, but Damm and Stepanek
never had one opportunity in the
match.
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set, Knowles and Nestor had a set
point on their opponents' serve, ?
but they couldn't capitalise on it.
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den death tennis," Knowles admit-
ted. "We had a few tie breakers, n
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breakers a little better than us. v
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luck in the tie breaker."

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break points," Knowles reflected.
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played well on the big points." tc
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but we created a few opportuni-
ties. We just didn't take them. It
was just a tough loss," Knowles
added. p
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year, Knowles proclaimed that they C
were just thrilled to be in their first
final. le
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obviously you want to win," re
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a slow start down there in Aus-
tralia, this is obviously a step in the fi
right direction. c
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there's one thing we did well this
week is we played well." h
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great week for us getting into the
final." .
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back.
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when they travel to Rotterdam, '1
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ment," said Knowles, who is still
ranked at No.1 individually with rS
Nestor at No.2. r
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