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Volume: 101 No.73


The


Tribune


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2005


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Kenyatta Gibson

speaks in House


* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
KENYATTA Gibson, the
MP for Kennedy, has made an
impassioned plea in the House
of Assembly for a full public
inquiry to be made into last
month's Nassau Village riot.
1 Mr Gibson, with Marathon
MN Ron Pinder, were called
into the community during the
incident which left several peo-
ple, including police officers,
injured and a number of police
cars and property damaged.
Since the incident, which
occurred on January 26, ten
people have been charged in
Magistrate's Court with a vari-
ety of offences relating to the
violence.
In a communication to the
House of Assembly on Wednes-
day night Mr Gibson noted that
much has been said about what
triggered the "night of mad-
ness" in Nassau Village. He said
the perception is that innocent
people are being blamed for
what transpired.
However, he said, Nassau
Village is a prototype of mid-
dle income communities in the
country filled with people who
love God, their country, their
community and their families.
He explained that the commu-
nity is home to a number of ille-
gal Haitian immigrants and
their families because of a num-
ber of unclear and disputed land
titles which made it a squatter's
haven. According to Mr Gib-
son, Bahamian and Haitian res-
idents have always been able to
co-exist peacefully together.


"As the duly elected member
for the good people of
Kennedy, I cannot remain silent
.as the good name and good rep-
utation of hundreds of law-abid-
ing citizens in Nassau Village
continues to be vilified and
attacked throughout the land,"
he said.
"We have to be cognizant of
the fact that these people live
together, work together, piay
together, play with one another,
bury each other and in short
became one family. Their chil-
dren went to the same schools,
played on the same sports field,
rode the same bus, back and
forth and in a trite concept of
tribalism, they may have
become their brother's keep-
er."
Mr Gibson said that did not,
however, excuse what tran-
spired during the incident
"But it can help us to under-
stand the dynamics involved so
we can properly analyse the sit-
uation and put in place preven-
tative measures to ensure that
the blight of January 26, 2005
in Nassau Village is never ever
again repeated in another
Bahamian community."
Mr Gibson said that.-while
he applauds the immediate
actions of Deputy Prime Minis-
ter Cynthia Pratt and Police
Commissioner Paul Farquhar-
son in trying to quell the situa-
tion, "I fear now that another
storm is brewing as there is a
real and clear perception
amongst the people of Nassau
Village' that many persons are
SEE page 11


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'Effective' two month grouper ban ends


* FISHERMAN Cyril Cartwright brings in the catch
of day, a large Nassau Grouper, to the delight of buy-
ers at Potters Cay.
(Photo: Mario Duncanson)
* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
AFTER a two month ban, consumers can once again
purchase freshly caught Nassau Grouper.
The popular fish had been under a protective ban
from December 16 to February 16 to allow the fish a
chance to reproduce. The fish spawn from November to
March annually.
According to Edison Deleveaux, the Deputy Director
of the Department of Fisheries, the two-month ban
proved very effective. He said only one person was
arrested for violating the ban and he was caught with the
fish on Wednesday, the last day of the ban.
Mr Deleveaux said however that there was some con-
fusion as to the actual end of the season.
"It re-opens on the commencement of the 17, so any-
time after 12 midnight on Thursday, you would have
been allowed to have fresh Nassau grouper."
He said that additionally there was some confusion on
which type of grouper was banned. He said there are sev-
eral species of the fish, including Gag, Red Mulloway,
Red Hind, Rock Hind, Black, Yellowfin and Scamp
SEE page 11


Pair allegedly thrown from

bus appeal to government

over transport system


* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Senior Staff Reporter
TWO of the people alleged-
ly thrown from a moving bus
who claim they were assaulted
and robbed last weekend are
appealing to government to
take better control of the pub-
lic transport system.
Sharad Lightfoot and Mrs
Stephanie Sturrup, appeared
yesterday with their lawyer
Fayne Thompson at a press


conference held at the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce building.
"How is it that there is no
security on the buses? We are
concerned about an advisory
that the British government
may send out to its people to
be careful about travelling on
the buses in the Bahamas. The
minister (Transport and Avi-
ation Minister Glenys Hanna-
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Union to stage fundraisers





for laid off resort workers


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT The Bahamas
Hotel Catering Allied Workers
Union (BCAWU) and its affili-
ates on Thursday announced
plans for fundraising events to
assist those struggling union
members who were laid off six
months ago at the Royal Oasis
Resort.
Lloyd Cooper, BCAWU sec-
ond vice president, has also
appealed to the Grand Bahama
Port Authority and lending insti-
tutions to exercise leniency
toward the displaced workers,
who are unable at this time to
pay their bills, mortgages, and
other loans.
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said the union plans to host a
number of fundraisers, including
a Boat Cruise on February 25, a
mini-fair on March 28, a Gospel
concert, weekly fish frys, and oth-
er on-going events to raise money
to assist the workers.

Damage
When the resort closed in Sep-
tember due to extensive damage
caused by Hurricanes Frances
and Jeanne, more than 1,300
workers were laid off without pay
or benefits.
Mr Cooper reported that 1,000
of these workers are registered
as members of the bargaining
unit.
"There is no doubt in my mind
that workers are hurting and we


are appealing to everyone to
assist them in their time of need
by supporting these events," he
said.
However, many of the dis-
- placed workers feel that the union
had abandoned them when they
needed it most last month after
union executives failed to sup-
port them during a string of
demonstrations initiated by the
workers to draw attention to their
plight.
After persistent demonstra-
tions by the workers, government
finally intervened in the matter.
Negotiations are now underway
between government and Drift-
wood, the operators, and its lend-
ing partner Lehman Brothers in
New York, over settlement of
severance pay to employees, and


the resale and re-opening of the
resort.
"Most of the workers wished
we would have done something a
long time ago, and I understand
how they feel, but all is not lost as
we are here for them as they can
see," Mr Cooper said.

Timing
"It might seems that it is long
and coming, but I think that our
timing is the right time," he
added.
Mr Cooper then appealed to
the Grand Bahama Port Author-
ity not to disconnect power or
utilities of displaced workers.
Additionally, he urged banks not
to repossess their homes or vehi-
cles.


195 -2005


"The workers have contributed
in many ways to the development
of Freeport.
We ask you to be lenient and
bear with them at this time while
we try our best to make life easi-
er for them until they can find
employment elsewhere," he said.
Mr Cooper extended special
thanks to Our Lucaya Resort res-
ident manager Mario Peadra and
the staff for their support to the
various events.
Monies raised from the events
he said, would be deposited into
an account handled by retired
Price Waterhouse chartered
accountant Lenward Smith, who
is also chairman of the union's
Employee Aid Fund at Royal
Oasis and Our Lucaya.
Mr Smith said that a sub-com-
mittee comprised of Royal Oasis
workers has been selected to
determine how the money would
be dispersed among the workers.
He explained that money
would only be dispersed from the
fund with the approval of at least
three members of the committee.
The sub committee would decide
who get money based on who has
a need, he said.
Committee member Jan Turn-
quest, a chief shop steward at
Royal Oasis, stressed that all of
the displaced workers are in need
of assistance. She believes that
the money should be shared
among all the workers.
She was also concerned over
whether the money raised would
be deposited in the union's health
and welfare account, or a sepa-
rate account for displaced work-
ers to be distributed across the
board.
"I don't feel that someone
should determine whose needs
are greater because people's
needs are different. And it would
be unfair to say that someone
else's need is greater than anoth-
er person," she said.
Mr Cooper promised that mon-
ey raised would be strictly for the
benefit of workers and not
deposited in the union's health
and welfare accounts.

St .


* By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
ASSISTANT Bishop of
the Anglican Diocese
Michael Eldon is being
treated at the Intensive Care
Unit at Doctor's Hospital,
but doctors are giving
favourable reports about his
progress.
Bishop Eldon was admit-
ted to hospital on January
31, suffering from bronchial
problems.
The attending physician
Dr Kevin Moss has
informed Suffragan Bishop
Gilbert Thompson and Bish-
op Eldon's sister Dr Keva
Bethel that he is recovering
well.
"The bishop is dear to the
hearts of the Anglican and
the whole Bahamian com-
munity, because of his lead-
ership ability in Christianity.
He has played a meaningfull
role in education, as the first
chairman of the council of .
the College of the Bahamas
and with his teaching in high
schools in Nassau and
Grand Bahama, where he
also served as welfare officer
for the whole island of
Grand Bahama."
The Anglican diocese is
asking that the whole com-
munity to continue praying
for the bishop's recovery to
full health.


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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2005, PAGE 3


Police officer claims man





admitted to fatal-stabbing


* By A FELICITY
INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter
ANDREW MCKINNEY
admitted to police that he
fatally stabbed his life-long
friend during a heated argu-
ment, officer 2005 Butler told
the Supreme Court yester-
day.
Officer Butler was across
the street from the murder
scene on the night of Janu-
ary 26, 2002, visiting the aunt
of the murder accused.
He told the court that
McKinney ran across the
street from his home, and
asked him to call the police
and ambulance, as he had
just stabbed Dominique St
Louis three times in the
stomach area.
Twenty-six year-old McK-
inney, who was residing on
Allen Drive, was engaged in








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U By PAUL G.
TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff
Reporter
ANOTHER raid dur-
ing the early morning
hours in the Fox Hill area
has resulted in the cap-
ture of 235 suspected ille-
gal immigrants, it was
revealed yesterday.
This number includes
226 Haitians, eight
Jamaicans, and one
Cuban man.
Last week, the Depart-
ment of Immigration held
a multi-island exercise in
New Providence, Grand
Bahama, and Abaco over
three days resulting in the
capture of 263 illegal
migrants.
"I intend to have a sus-
tained exercise ongoing
and all those who are
here illegally should pre-
pare to leave voluntarily,
or they will be found and
sent home. That applies
to all nationalities across
the board," Immigration
Minister Vincent Peet
said.
Currently the 235
immigrants are being
held at the Carmichael
Road Detention Centre,
where they are being
processed.

Exercise
"Those that can show
documentation will be
released, but those than
cannot will be repatriat-
ed. I would like to
emphasise that this exer-
cise, which is ongoing,
applies to all nationali-
ties. This operation is not
targeting any one group
of persons, and no area of
the country will be unaf-
fected by this exercise,"
Minister Peet said.
When asked about the
possibility of likely opera-
tions in predominately
"Haitian" communities
such as the Mudd and
Pigeon Pea in Abaco,
Minister Peet said: "No
area in the Bahamas is off
limits to our security
forces. Any part of the
Bahamas where illegal
immigrants are will be
covered."
Two years ago, the
United States of Ameri-
ca's Homeland Security
department estimated
that there was 60,000 ille-
gal immigrants living in
the Bahamas.
Last year the country
repatriated 3,050 people,
2,500 of them back to
Haiti.
So far this year the
Department of Immigra-


tion has apprehended 670
illegal immigrants living
in the Bahamas.


a game of dice in the back of
his yard when an argument
arose between him and his
close friend, the court heard.
The case, which is being
heard before Justice Anita
Allen, began Thursday with
eyewitness Tomeko Simeon
telling the court that he,
along with Mckinney and St
Louis, lived with each other
for a period of time.
He said he had known
them both practically all of
his life. He said they worked
together and were friends.

Gambling
Mr Simeon told the court
that they, along with a group
of other men, were drinking
gin and juice and gambling.
St Louis lost all his money
and wanted to get back in the
game. McKinney's attorney
Dorsey McPhee asked the
witness if he was aware that
McKinney had offered to buy
the cellular phone of the
deceased.
Mr Simeon said "Yes",
adding that St Louis said he
was not going to sell the
phone, but asked McKinney
if he wanted to have sex with
him for the phone. McKin-
ney began calling him a sissy,
and then obscenities were
hurled back and forth
between the two, he recalled.


He said he heard St Louis
say: "You don't know what
I have on me; I could kill you
now." He said he thought the
argument was over when he
saw Andrew go into his
house and close the door. But
St Louis followed him and
he, too, closed the door
behind him. He said he fol-
lowed his friend, and opened
the door to see McKinney
stabbing St Louis with a
black handled knife.
St Louis, he said, was push-
ing off McKinney. "Look
what Andrew did to me," Mr
Simeon told the court that he
recalled St Louis had said.
He said Andrew told him to
call the police.
A second eyewitness, Ish-
mael Charitable, also took
the stand. Attorney McPhee
asked the men if they knew
what "DPG" stood for,
putting it to them that it
stood for "Dog Pound
Gangstas" and that they were
a part of the gang.
Mr Charitable said the
argument was not over St
Louis not having any money,
because he had just been
paid and even if he did not
have money, he could have
gotten some from him, as he
was St Louis' older cousin.
He said the argument
began because St Louis threw


* FOREIGN Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell


CARICOM decision



on OAS consensus



vote still to be made

THE decision on whether CARICOM will come to a
consensus vote on who the body will support in the up
coming Organization of American States (OAS) elec-
tions has yet to be made.
Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell told The Tribune
yesterday that this may be the second to the last time
CARICOM will have an opportunity to agree on who to
back.
Mr Mitchell is attending the 16th intercessional meet-
ing of the conference of heads of government of CARI-
COM in Suriname.

Delegations
"At the moment there is no consensus and Prime Min-
ister (PJ) Patterson (Jamaica) will canvas the various
delegations and get recommendations on where things
should be," Mr Mitchell said.
OAS elections have yet to be scheduled but it has been
suggested that they be held during the general assembly
weekend in June in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
CARICOM has another opportunity to reach a con-
sensus when the Bahamas takes over the chairmanship of
the CARICOM Council on Foreign and Community
Relations (COFCOR) at a meeting in Freeport on May
31.
CARICOM is expected to chose between
Mexico's Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez and
Chile's Interior Minister Jos6 Miguel Insulza, said Mr
Mitchell.
A candidate must receive 18 votes to be elected, but the
Chilean has so far only received support from Argentina,
Brazil, Venezuela and Uruguay's president elect Tabar6
Vazquez, who will start his term on March 1.


a "nine" during the dice
game, and picked up the
money that McKinney did
not want him to pick up.
Both witnesses described
themselves as peacemakers
during the incident, telling
the men not to "go through
that".
Mr Charitable said McK-
inney told St Louis to leave
his yard, and St Louis left the
yard, but stood in the road
continuing his argument.
St Louis entered the yard
again when Andrew went in
his house, following him
there, where he was stabbed
in the stomach.

Accused
The men said they saw
their friend's guts hanging
out and he was lying on the
floor by the front door of the
murder accused. He was 21-
years -old at the time of his
death.
Detective Constable McK-
inney also testified, speaking
as an arresting officer. He
said the accused admitted to
the fatal stabbing.
A pool of blood was
noticed by the officers at the
front door, and there were
drippings from that area to
the kitchen sink, where a
bloody black handled knife
was found.
The trial continues today
at 10am, with attorneys San-
dradee Gardiner and Sherita
Forbes prosecuting the
case.



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THE TRIBUNE


PAGE 4, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2005


DI TORyIT TTERS6TO*THE EDITOR


TEMPERS flared during debate on the
Rent Control Bill in the House of Assembly
on Wednesday when North Eleuthera MP
Alvin Smith accused government as land-
lords of the schools of not "leading the way"
in setting an acceptable minimum standard
for a landlord.
It became particularly tense when Mr
Smith referred to a June 24, 2004 investiga-
tion by the Structural Engineering Depart-
ment of the Ministry of Works and Utilities
- signed by the senior structural engineer -
which reported safety concerns about Blocks
A and B of AF Adderley School on Baillou
Hill and Harold Roads.
In reference to the Martin Town Primary
School, in Grand Bahama, Mr Smith quoted
the Minister of Education as saying that "no
student would be allowed to sit in any con-
demned building once it has been brought
to their (the Ministry's) attention."
Referring to the AF Adderley school in
Nassau he contended that a portion of that
school had been condemned by the Ministry
of Works, but the Ministry was only now -
eight months later doing what the 2004
report recommended should be done urgent-
ly. He also contended that the Ministry was
only now doing the critical repairs because of
teachers' protests.
"If the teachers had not demonstrated,"
said Mr Smith, "nothing would have hap-
pened."
Education Minister Alfred Sears dis-
agreed. He said that the Ministry was ready-to
do the repairs last year, but the September
hurricanes intervened. "If it weren't for the
hurricanes," he said, "the repairs would have
already been done."
Mr Smith pointed out that the urgent
repairs should have been completed in the
summer before the hurricanes, which came at
the end of the summer when schools were
scheduled to open.
Mr Sears took exception to Mr Smith's
"misrepresentation that the school had been
condemned."
He said there was no report that conclud-
ed that "as of this day any building is con-
demned consistent with the policy of the Min-
istry of Works as there is no counter-certifi-
cation by a private firm that any part of AF
Adderley is condemned. What the report
does say is that certain portions of the school
- Block H it is making recommendations
that the process of condemnation be under-
taken... What it does say is for the year
2004/2005. The report that I read spoke
prospectively, not retroactively. It says it
should be for a future point in time."


Apparently, the Ministry's report is not
valid until there is a second independent
opinion.
Mr Sears claimed that Mr Smith had done
him a serious disservice by deliberately mis-
representing the situation.
The Speaker intervened. "You claimed,"
he said addressing Mr Smith, "that the school
was condemned. The Minister reported that
it was not so. The Chair is directing you to
withdraw.'
"You can do what you want to do," said a
defiant Mr Smith. "I will not withdraw."
Mr Sears smoothed matters over by
announcing the Ministry's appointment of a
special technical action group for the exclu-
sive purpose of keeping the schools in good
repair.
But the Speaker had not forgotten. He
told Mr Smith that he would review Hansard
to hear what he had actually said whether
he had in fact claimed that the school had
been condemned.
Based on his findings he would make a
decision on Mr Smith.
Maybe we can save the good gentleman
the tedium of listening to Hansard.
Mr Smith did in fact say that the school
had been condemned. He was quoting direct-
ly from the Ministry of Works & Utilities'
June 24, 2004 "structural investigation" of
the school'shblocks A and H.
The engineers also found that "the con-
crete belt beams (in Block A) at the first
floor and roof level are also severely deteri-
orating in a number of locations." In anoth-
er area of Block A it concluded that "some
spall areas are thick and extensive and poten-
tially could fall in large sheets."
As for Block H "the spalling concrete pos-
es an imminent safety concern for students
and staff."
Among its recommendations for the front
compound the Ministry's Structural Engi-
neering Department said:
"1. Immediately scale the loose concrete
throughout the balcony floor and roof slabs as
well as the belt beams as identified.
"5. School to be condemned and demol-
ished prior to the 2005/2006 school year.
We presume that the work now being
done is on the sole recommendation of the
Ministry of Works without co-certification
of a private firm.
However, that is neither here nor there.
What is important is that the Ministry gets on
with the work that the engineers in 2004 con-
sidered urgent.
As for Mr Smith the Speaker would
do well to let the matter drop.


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

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Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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the House of Assembly he
apologised for his actions. By
apologising, Mr Pinder did the
right thing and is to be com-
mended and supported for
doing so. His example is a
reminder that we all in differ-
ent ways and at different
times fall short of what is
expected and required of us
and that, when we do, we
must do our best to show
remorse and humility and try
to make things right. It is for
this reason that I am in sheer
amazement when I hear oth-
ers directly and indirectly lam-
basting Mr Pinder (even after
his apology) while they con-
veniently overlook and


EDITOR: The Tribune.

LIKE countless others, I
share the view that the Mem-
ber of Parliament for
,Marathon, Mr Ron Pinder,
acted arrogantly when he
entered the tarmac of the
Nassau International Airport,
and boarded a flight without
going through the proper pro-
cedures. Unfortunately, Mr
Pinder exhibited an apparent
view that has been and con-
tinues to be far too prevalent
among those who are elected
to our Parliament that
being an MP (especially a
government MP) implicitly
grants exceptions to laws,
rules and procedures that
apply to ordinary citizens.
However, more than being
bothered by Mr Pinder's
actions at the airport, I was
impressed by his courage in


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remain publicly silent on the
very obvious and more seri-
ous matter of the rape allega-
tion (now withdrawn) against
the Hon Bradley Roberts,
MP. Such duplicitous actions
remind me of the words of
Jesus when he scolded the
Pharisees for straining out
gnats while swallowing
camels.
It was patently obvious to
me (and I'm sure to those
who have and continue to ver-
bally beat the apologetic Mr
Pinder) that in his public
statements Mr Roberts only
denied raping the com-
plainant, but I did not hear
him denying consensual sexu-
al relations. This being the
case, the commission of adul-
tery ought to arise in the mind
of any thinking person. Why
then has there been almost
collective silence by church
leaders and others on the
apparent adultery issue?
Which is the weightier
sin...breaching security or
committing adultery? How is
it that we can do what
amounts to courageously
speaking our own words,
"thou shalt not commit secu-
rity breaches", and then con-
veniently neglect speaking
God's Word, "thou shalt not
commit adultery"? I ask
these questions especially of
those who are "straining at
the gnat" of Mr Pinder's pre-
sumption while "swallowing
the camel" of Mr Roberts'
apparent actions.
Why is "human wrath"
being'poured out on benign
issues'like a security breach
(for which an apology was giv-
en) while casual indifference
is sighed on serious issues like
unapologetic adultery? All of
this is a further tell-tale sign
that we in this country des-
perately need national repen-
tance, starting with church
leaders.
In the face of all of this,
may all of us who are called
by Christ's name fall on our
faces in deep, genuine repen-
tance, trusting that as we do
He will hear from heaven, for-
give our sins and heal our
land, beginning with His
church.

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Pastor Kingdom Life World
Outreach Centre
Nassau,
February 10, 2005.


In need of





national





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We no longer believe


anything the Government says

EDITOR, The Tribune.
WE SEEM these days moreso than ever to move from one
crisis into another and usually the previous crisis is not
resolved except another crisis conveniently comes along
which pushes the first crisis into the background. Nothing
resolved.
In 2000 the Census told us that 214,282 persons in the age
group over 15 years 128,931 described themselves as being
untrained.
For too long we have gullibly swallowed the spin that we all
should become entrepreneurs however no one understands
the terms' and requirements of our banking system.
Government, beit the politicians or the alleged Civil Ser-
vice, never get out of 'park' when it comes to processing
investment proposals how long ago did we first hear about
Gold Rock Film Studio? Not back in 1997. LNG not since
1996. Cable Beach over the past 14 months. Ginn the same.
Ask the average Bahamian and they will tell you we no
longer believe anything the Government says.
My suggestion is put a For Sale sign over BEC-BaTelCo-
Water & Sewerage Nassau Flight Services-Bahamas Devel-
opment Bank-Bahamasair as is and Government should not
retain a single share. Conditional in the sale the purchasers
will pay an annual 'concession licence fee' based on net prof-
it.
School leaving age must be 17 years and no student leaves
without a trade. This would be funded by investors rather than
giving them concessions the value of concessions would be
applied to underwrite this cost.
Great the Chinese are coming caution will the Chinese
like what they find? Minister Wilchcombe please contract
urgently a Chinese consultant to advise us whether our
Tourism product is of an acceptable standard for the Chinese?
H HUMES
Nassau,
February 5, 2005.


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* By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
TO RESOLVE the land own-
ership problem in Moore's Island
off Abaco, the government pro-
poses to acquire all of the island's
land in order to convey clear title
to the persons now residing in the
area, said Minister of Housing and
National Insurance Shane Gib-
son.
"What we found in Moore's
Island is that none of the residents
presently living on the island have
good title to the properties of
which they are living on now. A
lot of them express an interest in
going to the banks to get loans,
to upgrade their homes and to get
into business ventures, and some-
times try to use the equities in
their homes as collateral for loans.
But because they do not have
good title, they are unable to do
so," said Mr Gibson.
In an interview with The Tri-
bune Mr Gibson emphasised that
the government will acquire the
land only with the agreement of
the residents. The government is
investigating who owns the land,
whether it is generation property,
commonage, or whether it is
Crown land.

Property
Chief Councillor on the island
Lillian Laing said as far as she is
aware most of the property in the
settlement of The Bight is gener-
ational property. On the other
hand, she said she does not know
who owns the property in Hard
Bargain.
Mrs Laing told The Tribune
that she was told that an investor
wanted to build on the island, but
couldn't because no one knew
who owns the land to sell.
She added that when people
are building a house, local gov-
ernment writes them a letter so
that they can be aware that they
are building on the property at
their own risk.
Mrs Laing said: "Once they are
going to give the title back to each
individual, I would be happy
about it. I would have title to my
property, my children and the oth-
er people here. Especially the
young men who are growing up
here, they really need title to their
property. Later down we don't
know what the future holds. .It
may be people, popping. in saying
'this my property or, thatspi~y
property' and just take it away
from them. So, if the government
could help us now it would be bet-
ter for the future."
Local government will write'up
a petition and residents who agree
with the proposal will endorse it
with their signatures. The petition
will then be sent to the central
government.
Mr Gibson said that if govern-
ment acquires the land, it would
be sold back to the residents for
an extremely small fee equating to
"maybe just a couple of hundred
dollars".
"It is all in the hands of the
residents of Moore's Island now.
Based on what the government
wants to do, it creates an excellent
opportunity for residents for the
first time to actually own a piece
of the rock. We would be mov-
ing also to put a formula together
to determine how we would dis-
pose of the land that is not
presently occupied," he said.




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THE chance of survival for
Bahamians suffering from a
heart attack used to be hin-
dered from the lack of portable
emergency equipment, but a
generous donation given to the
public health system yesterday
may mean the difference
between life and death.
Two charitable organisa-
tions, The Sir Victor Sassoon
(Bahamas) Heart Foundation,
and the Lyford Cay Founda-
tion; along with tennis pro
Mark Knowles, donated a total
of 13 defibrillators to the Pub-
lic Hospital Authority, at a val-
ue of more than $50,000.
The use of defibrillators,
devices that can restart a heart
with an electric shock, is con-
sidered the critical link to sav-
ing a victim's heart during car-
diac arrest, and according to
the American Heart Associa-
tion, cardiopulmonary resus-
citation (CPR) rescue attempts
using electric defibrillation
improves survival rates by as
much as 49 per cent.
Up until yesterday howev-
er, the majority of public
ambulances in the Bahamas
were not equipped with the
lifesaving equipment.
The reason for this, accord-
ing to Coralie Adderley the
Chief Hospital Administrator
for Princess Margaret Hospital,
is the public health system,
although in urgent need of the
equipment, faced serious bud-
getary constraints, "especially
in light of the recent hurri-
canes."
She explained that the hos-
pital's former three defibrilla-
tors, which are used on a daily
basis throughout the institu-
tion, were replaced last
month with three donated
brand new Zoll M-Series units
for immediate use in the Male
Surgical Ward, the Medical
Ward and the Paediatrics
"Ward.
Although extremely grate-i
ful for the gift, the problem
she said is there was still a
need for more units.

Ambulances
Paul Newbold, co-ordinator
of the National Emergency
Medical Services said the
majority of the 14 ambulances
in New Providence and Grand
Bahama, needed the devices
as well, but could not be fitted
with them because of bud-
getary constraints.
An additional 10 defibrilla-
tors were donated yesterday,
out of which three will be
placed in the central lobby of
the Princess Margaret Hospital
and seven are to be installed in
the ambulances. The final two
units, according to representa-
tives of the Lyford Cay Foun-
dation, are earmarked for
deployment in public places.
The location for these units
have not yet been determined.
"We believe that getting
these units into the hands of
qualified medical profession-
als will save the lives of many
men, women and children,"
stated Kylie Nottage of the
Gifts and Grants Committee
of the Lyford Cay Foundation,
"and we are grateful that we
are able to assist in making this
happen."
She added that her organi-
sation, in addition to support-
ing local organisations, have
awarded in excess of $1 mil-
lion in scholarships to more
than 1,200 Bahamian students.
Dr Duane Sands, trustee of
the Sir Victor Sassoon Heart
said the Foundation since its
inception in '1961 has been
actively involved in cardiac
care, primarily with children
in the country.
Dr Sands said the Heart
Foundation has been respon-
sible for providing appropri-
ate cardiac care to more than
3,000 patients and constantly
seeks ways to make contribu-
tions to the Bahamian com-
munity for cardiac care.
"Heart disease is so rampant
in the community," continued
Dr Sands, "and we needed to
make sure that Bahamian peo-
ple have the availability of'life
saving defibrillators, not only
in the hospital, but also in the


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communities in which they
live. These heart saving devices
will go a long way to expedit-
ing good cardiac care in this
country."
Dr Sands explained that
when cardiac arrest occurs, the
heart starts to beat chaotically
and cannot pump blood effi-
ciently. If a normal heart
rhythm isn't restored in min-
utes, the person will die.
Health experts claim that for
every minute without defibril-
lation, the odds of survival
drop seven to 10 per cent.

Response
Mr Newbold explained that
quick emergency medical
surgery response is not always
possible but with the addition
of the units, when the emer-
gency team arrives, much more
can be done to save a victim
of cardiac arrest.
"It is important to also
establish public access defib-
rillation programmes to help
ensure that the people most
likely to arrive first at a
medical emergency are
equipped to help," added Mr
Newbold.
Mr Newbold said that two
key things for the survival in
cardiac care are: Early access
to the Emergency Medical Ser-
vices system, including early
CPR and defibrillation; and
increased training and equip-
ment.


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Heart Foundation, and (right)
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Committee of the Lyford Cay
Foundation, yesterday donated
several Automated External
Defibrillators (AED) to the
Public Hospitals Authority for
improved cardiac care in the
country. Pictured in the centre
is Paul Newbold, Director of
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By LINDSAY THOMPSON
Bahamas Information
Services

PRIME MINISTER Perry Christie said Thursday that he
intends to leave as his legacy a master!plan.for the development
of every major island in the Bahamas.
Prime Minister Christie's pledge was made as he accepted the
final report on the transformation of downtown Nassau into an
attractive metropolis, submitted by the noted land-based design
and planning firm, EDAW, at the Office of the Prime Minister,
Cable Beach.
In 2004, Prime Minister Christie engaged the services of
EDAW's Intern Programme to develop a strategy for the
restoration of the country's business Mecca as an attractive
retail centre for residents, visitors, cruise ships port, Government
complex and 24-hour urban tropical neighbourhood.
Last year, 19 interns, including Bahamian Jared Davis, a stu-
dent at Georgia Institute of Technology, participated in
EDAW's 24th Annual Summer Student Programme to re-cre-
ate the city of Nassau from Arawak Cay to Montagu.

Success
Barbara Faga, chairperson of the Board of the Atlanta-based
EDAW, read from the report: "The success of this workshop is
due to the warmth and hospitality shown to all involved by
the Rt Hon Perry Christie, Prime Minister, as well as the Hotel
Corporation of the Bahamas and the people of the Bahamas."
Commending EDAW for its work, the Prime Minister said
the Government has also approved work on master plans for the
islands of Eleuthera and Exuma, and the proposed Clifton Cay
development. The proposed developers of Cable Beach have
also retained EDAW.
"Clearly, EDAW has a very firm fitting in the Bahamas and
you therefore have a lot to do with our future," the Prime
Minister said.
With respect to Bay Street, he acknowledged former Cabinet
Minister George Mackey, who approached him with a view to
recapturing the historic ambiance and physical setting of Bay
Street, and to have it play a more meaningful role in the tourism
product of New Providence,.
"The students opened our eyes to the possibilities," the Prime
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Depu ty PM meets with



pastors and deaconesses yI


ELEVEN women pastors
and deaconesses met with the
Cynthia Pratt, Deputy Prime
Minister and Minister of
National Security and an
ordained minister, on
Wednesday, February 2 at the
Cabinet Room in the
Churchill Building.
The women discussed rele-
vant issues relating to the well
being of the nation and its
people and reasonable and
successful solutions to these
problems. Standing from left
are Rev Dr Marilyn Thomp-
son, pastor, Mt Paran Baptist
Church; Rev Dr Gloria Fer-
guson, pastor, Mt Ararat Bap-
tist Church; Rev Patricia
Williamson, pastor, Shammah
Temple of Grace; Mrs Althea
Davies, wife of Bishop Ros
Davies, pastor of Golden


Gates Assembly World Out-
reach Ministries; Deaconess
Patricia Moxey, the New Mt
Zion Baptist Church; Rev
Helen McPhee, Agape Full
Gospel Baptist Church; Rev
Roslyn Astwood, St Stephen's
Baptist Faith Praise and Wor-
ship Centre; and minister Lin-
da Hall, wife of pastor Rev Dr
Simeon Hall, New Covenant
Baptist Church. Seated from
left are Rev Dr Marina Sands,
pastor, Judaea Baptist Church;
the Deputy Prime Minister;
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Church; and Rev Dr Inez
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* By PAUL G.
TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
MICROSOFT announced yesterday that
as a precautionary measure it will volun-
tarily replace the power cords on 14.1 mil-
lion XBOX consoles worldwide.
Citing that a defect in the power cords
has caused some minor burns to users and
property, this recall represents a signifi-
cant portion of the company's 20 million
consoles installed worldwide.
The recall will cover all XBOX's made
for Continental Europe before January
13, 2004, and the rest of the world before
October 23, 2003.

Dates
Robbie Bach, chief XBOX officer for
Microsoft told the Reuters news agency
that consoles built after those dates were
designed in such a way that the failure no
longer occurred.
"It ends up being a combination of both
things in the box and circumstances," he
said "It did take us quite a bit of time to
understand that there was a challenge."


Microsoft officials said that they noticed
only a small failure rate of one in every
10,000 units, and that in most cases the
failure was contained in the console itself
or limited to the tip of the power cord at
the back of the gaming unit.
Replacements should take two to four
weeks to arrive, and persons wishing to
replace their power cords can do so by
visiting the company's website
at www.xbox.com. Cus-
tomers are also
asked to turn off
their consoles when
not in use, to limit
the possibility of
the cords overload-
ing.
recent announce-
ment comes as a
timely alert for
XBOX users who have
been enthralled with the
much anticipated recent
release of Halo 2, which
with its online gaming
capability consumes,
hours per day for local


online gamers.
"When I get off from work around 6pm
I sit online and play Halo 2 until maybe
10pm or llpm. It's gotten to the point
where I would even duck work to stay
home and play it. So it's a good thing I
got word of this fire hazard because some-
times you might leave your XBOX on
when you go to work to save your
Position in a game," said
one avid Bahamian
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Andros gets back to nature





with science conference


THE first Andros Science
Conference was held at Love at
First Sight Lodge, in Stafford
Creek, Andros recently. The
purpose of the conference was
to highlight advances in the Nat-
ural Sciences and how they
relate to Andros Island and to
the Bahamian archipelago as a
whole. This conference was pri-
marily organised by Prescott
Smith of Bahamas Conservation
and Sportsfishing Association,
Dr Ethan Fried from the Uni-
versity of Tampa, Florida and
Dr Larry Weidman, from the
University of Saint Francis, Indi-
ana.

Species
The conference started with a
half day long Conservation Area
Planning workshop hosted by
The Nature Conservancy, which
focused on the identification of
habitats, species, and unique
natural features, which should
be the focus of Andros conser-
vation efforts. Other topics
addressed at The Andros Sci-
ence conference included:
Ways to control the spread
of invasive plants,
Pine yard and fire ecology,
Groundwater resource
issues related to excessive
withdrawal and contamination,
The health of Andros coral
reefs and the eastern coast line,
The ecology and conserva-
tion of the endangered Andros
Iguana,
The assessment and
restoration of tidal creeks and
their importance as a nursery
habitat for conch, lobster, fin-
fish and bonefish, and
The preservation of
Androsian Culture.
The goal of the conference
was to share information and
research findings about Andros
with all interested individuals,
who can best use the informa-
tion being collected. Much of
Andros Island is made up of
wetlands that link interdepen-
dent land and marine habitats
including, coral barrier reefs,
mangrove flats, tidal creeks and
pine forests. The pine forests
help to protect the large pockets
of groundwater, which provide


freshwater to a large proportion
of Bahamians and visitors alike.
Tidal creek systems also serve
as important nursery grounds for
commercially important species,
such as lobster, conch, and snap-
per. In addition, the creeks pro-
vide important bonefish habitat,
to an island now recognised as
the "bonefish capital of the
world". The information pre-
sented at this conference aimed
to provide useful insight into the
appropriate management of
these important natural
resources.
This workshop was inspired
by the efforts of the very suc-
cessful Abaco Science Alliance
Conference held on Abaco in
January 2004 and it is hoped that
other science workshops will be
held in the future on other
islands to continue the sharing of
knowledge and natural science
information collected, with the
broader community.

Attended
The workshop was well
attended by over 150 partici-
pants, including individuals from
the BEST Commission, Water
and Sewerage Corporation, The
National Museum of The
Bahamas Antiquities, Monu-
ments, and Museums the
Bahamas National Trust,
Friends of the Environment
(Abaco), Forfar Field Station,
Andros Conservancy and Trust,
College of the Bahamas, The
Nature Conservancy, Andros
residents, and scientists from
various US universities, who
have been conducting research
on Andros for a number of
years.
Mr Vincent Peet, Minister of
Labour and Immigration and
Member of Parliament for North
Andros and the Berry Islands,
stated in his closing remarks that
he was pleased with the
outcome of the conference and
encouraged the conference
organizers to host similar con-
ferences on Andros in the&
future.
He was very supportive of the
establishment of new parks and
protected areas on Andros.


FROM left to right: Mr Chris Hamilton (Executive Director, Bahamas National Trust), Reverend Hamilton (Andros Con-
servancy and Trust), Mir Vincent Peet (Minister of Labour and Immigration and Member of Parliament for North Andros), Mrs
Eleanor Phillips (Director, The Nature Conservancy), Mr Rivean Gibson (Forfar Field Station), Dr Ethan Fried (University of
Tampa, Florida), Mr Prescott Smith (President, Bahamas Sportsfishing & Conservation Association).


A copy of the proceedings or
information presented at the
Nature Conservancy's conserva-
tion area planning workshop can
be obtained by contacting The
Nature Conservancy at 327-2414
or Bahamas@tnc.org.
The Nature Conservancy is a
leading international, non-prof-
it organisation that preserves
plants, animals and natural com-
munities representing the diver-
sity of life on Earth by protect-
ing the lands and waters they
need to survive.
To date, the Conservancy and
its more than one million mem-
bers have been responsible for
the protection of more than 14
million acres in the United
States and have helped preserve
more than 83 million acres in
Latin America, the Caribbean,
Asia and the Pacific.


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PICTURED here, with students from the Lyford
Cay School, are three extremely lucky puppies.
The puppies were found in the middle of the Thomas
A. Robinson Sports Centre during the annual Lyford
Cay sports day.
They were whisked to the Bahamas Humane Society
were they have been bathed, dewormed and fed. Coco,
who is rusty coloured, and Lucky, who is black and
tan have potential homes however Queenie the black
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assau from New


THIS past January, 11 Black-
tailed Prairie dogs boarded a
plane at La Guardia Interna-
lional airport in Queens, New
York to make their way to sun-
ny Bahamas.
Their destination? Ardastra
Gardens, Zoo and Conserva-
tion Centre in Nassau! They
arrived to create a new prairie
dog town and also to keep
Ardastra's lone prairie dog,
Natalie, company.
Black-tailed Prairie Dogs are
native to the grasslands of West-
ern North America and are dis-
appearing from the wild at an
alarming rate, mainly due to
eradication by ranchers.
Pastures
Ranchers believe their cattle
pastures are being destroyed by
prairie dog burrow systems and
the fact that a prairie dog town
eats as much as seven per cent
of a ranch's forage. However,
prairie dogs are actually bene-
ficial as they are natural fer-
tilisers who increase the protein
content and digestibility of
rangeland grasses.
Prairie dogs are rodents (the
largest group of mammals) and


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KEMP'S FUNERAL HOME LIMITED!
Established 1950
P.O. Box N-1222, 22 Palmdale Avenue, Palmdale
Nassau. N.P.. The Bahamas


Was born in Bouremouth, England on February 25th>
1920. When Monica was 3 years old, the family moved.
to Canada where his father, Major General E. B. Trump,
had been sent from England to train the Canadian Army
Permanent Forces for World War I. While living in Canada,
Monica started competitive swimming and eventually
won 2 gold medals in the British Empire Games. In 1936
she was picked to represent Canada in swimming at thet
Olympic Games to be held in Berlin. Her family, however
. would not let her participate, as Europe was on the verge.
of another war. Also, because Monica was only 16 years
of age, her father did not want her to attend if he could-
not accompany her because of his duties in the War Office in Ottawa$,
However, all was not lost, as Monica's life was to change dramatically. Her parents visited'
the Bahamas in 1936 and took Monica with them. It was in Nassau on New Years Eve, at,
a dance at Government House, that she met her future husband, Robert Andrew (Jack):
Albury. Little did she know that'4 years later she would return to Nassau to marry him.'
Jack was employed by the Royal Bank of Canada, and soon after their marriage, they were^
transferred to Kingston, Jamaica. While in Kingston, their two daughters were born, Judith
Anne and Wendy Suzanne. After spending 4 years in Kingston, the Alburys moved home
to Nassau where Jack took over his father's wholesale business, Stanley V. S. Albury & Son
Ltd. Their only son, Peter Andrew, and a third daughter, Patsy Yvonne were born in Nassau.
In 1986 her husband of 45 years passed away.
In 1987 Monica married John Richard Hennessey whom she had known for many years.
Jack, as he was known, had come to Nassau with the Canadian Troops in the war. He was
a widower. They were married for 16 years. He passed away in 2003.
During her lifetime Monica was a member of the I.O.D.E., the Red Cross, the Nassau Garden
Club, the Bahamas National Trust and the Cancer Society of the Bahamas. Monica alsco
served nine years as a "Yellow Bird" volunteer in the Princess Margaret Hospital, and for,
many years up until the present time was a volunteer at Doctors' Hospital:
She is survived by her four children, Patsy Gape, Wendy Sawyer, Judith Higgs and Peter,
Albury and their spouses, Ritchie Sawyer, Monty Higgs and Alison Albury; nine grandchildren,"
Jennifer Sweeting, Kathy Morris, Richard Sawyer, Andrew Higgs, Christopher Higgs, Kelly,
Adamowich, Victoria Albury, Alexandra Major and Justin Gape. She is also survived by,
two sisters, Wendy Nesbitt and Ann Boreland of Toronto, Canada and a brother, Peter Trump'
of Greece, as well as twelve great grandchildren and numerous friends and other relatives
A memorial service for The Late Monica Mary Trump Albury Hennessey, will be held at-
Christ Church Cathedral, George Street, Nassau, The Bahamas, on Monday, 21st February,
2005 at 3:00 pm.
The Very Reverend Dean Patrick L Adderley, Dean of Nassau and Father Michael Gittens;
Priest Vicar will officiate and interment will be in The Gardens of Remembrance, Christ
Church Cathedral, George Street, Nassau.
Instead of flowers the family request that donations be sent to The Salvation Army
P.O. Box N-205, Nassau, The Bahamas in memory of Monica M Hennessey,


Prairie dogs


York


BAHAMAS. AIR SEA RESCUE
ASSOCIATIONS




BASRA Headquc(46r's
March 10th, 2005
7.30 prn
AH members, are urged to attend.
Refreshments will be served.,


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T[~E TRIBUNE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2005, PAGE 9


Why


do


human rights


matter to


business?


S THE Business
G r o u p of
Ad, nesty International
(UTK) puts it: "The global
ec4iomy offers unprece-
deited opportunities to
business. Transnational
companies are investing in
an ;Isourcing from an ever-
inoreasing number of
e ierging markets. These
opportunities bring with
them serious threats to
bu4)ness operating in con-
flict zones, under regimes
with a weak rule of law
where human rights are
violated, where corruption
' is rife".
Human rights violations
dektabilise the investment
climate. At stake are
employee safety, company
assts, project viability and
corporate reputation. As
the: influence of global
companies grows in the
world economy, and as
their impact on the soci-
eties in which they work
deepens, it is becoming evi-
delit that their licence to
operate and their reputa-
tion depend on their
ac eptability to society at
laife.
Respect for human rights
is mt the core of this accept-
ability. Without a firm
commitment to upholding
international human rights
standards, companies are
exposing themselves to
risk'. A framework of inter-
national standards exists in
the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights and core
labour standards of the
International Labour
Organisation which can
help companies shape their
hi4iman rights principles
a4d practice.


* How does Amnesty
International work
towards these objectives?
Amnesty International
establishes a dialogue with
companies through busi-
ness groups in country-lev-
el sections. This work is
coordinated by the Busi-
ness and Economic Rela-
tions Network (BERN).
Please see also AI's publi-
cation 'Human Rights are
Everybody's Business'
(POL34/008/2002).
* Does Amnesty
International write a code
of conduct for a compa-
ny?
No. But Amnesty Inter-
national provides Human
Rights Principles for Com-
panies (ACT 70/001/1998)
which lists the principles
companies should bear in
mind to develop a code of
conduct. The principles
also include other interna-
tional standards, conven-
tions and protocols which
apply to companies.


* Does Amnesty
International assess risk
for multinational compa-
nies?
No, but Amnesty Inter-
national (UK) and the
Prince of Wales Interna-


tional Business Leader
Forum (IBLF) collaborated
to produce a series of sev-
en detailed maps, which
depict where human rights
abuses and violations exist
and where leading North
America and European
Multinational companies
are at risk of being associ-
ated with them. The col-
lection of maps A geogra-
phy of. corporate risk cov-
ers the extractive, food and
beverages, pharmaceutical
and chemical, infrastruc-
ture and utilities, heavy
manufacturing and utilities,
defence and IT hardware
and telecommunications
sectors.
* Clouds of Injustice:
Bhopal disaster 20 Years
on
More than 7,000 people
died within a matter of,
days when toxic gases
"leaked from a chemical


plant in Bh
the night o
1984. Over
exposure to
resulted in
further 15
well as chro
tating illne


sands of ot
treatment i
fective.
The disas
world and
mental qu
government
responsibili
accidents 1
human life
ronments. Y
er, the survi
just compel
quate med:
and treatm
prehensive
social reha
plant site, h4
cleaned up
toxic waste
pollute the
and contami
surrounding
rely on.
* "We havw
least two ki
get clean wg
health is so
prevents me


hopal, India on
f 2/3 December
the last 20 years


the water I need from
there."


) the toxins has Hasina Bi of Atal Ayub
the deaths of a Nagar, a neighbourhood in
,000 people as Bhopal near the plant, has
onic and debili- been drinking the water
esses for thou- from the hand-pump near
her house for 18 years.
Despite determined
efforts by survivors to
secure justice, they have
ldinlg been denied adequate com-
Ad~~ pensation and appropriate
rights an timely medical assis-
I *- tance and rehabilitation.
X are Union Carbide Corpora-
s are tion (UCC), then owner of
5 to^ the pesticide factory in
to Bhopal, and Dow Chemi-
cal, which merged with
UCC in 2001, have publicly
denied all responsibility for
the leak and the resulting
others for which damage. Astonishingly, no
is largely inef- one has been held respon-
sible.
ter shocked the The Bhopal case illus-
raised funda- trates how companies
estions about evade their human rights
t and corporate responsibilities and under-
ty for industrial lines the need to establish a
that devastate universal human rights
and local envi- framework that can be
fet 20 years lat- applied to companies
ivors still await directly. Governments have
sensation, ade- the primary responsibility
ical assistance for protecting the human
ient, and com- rights of communities
economic and endangered by the activi-
bilitation. The ties of corporations, such
as still not been as those employing haz-
. As a result, ardous technology. How-
es continue to ever, as the influence and
environment reach of companies have
inate water that grown, there has been a
g communities developing consensus that
they must be brought with-
in the framework Qf inter-
e to travel at national human rights stan-
lometres to dards
ater... My To find out more about
bad that it human rights and business,
e from carrying visifthe Amnesty Interna-


tional website at
www.amnesty.org or con-
tact the local office of
Amnesty international at
327 0807. Copies of The
UN Human Rights Norms
For Business: Towards
Legal Accountability and
The Human Rights
Responsibilities of Compa-
nies, are available for local
businesses who are inter-
ested.


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exposing themselves
risk."


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INILF Parties, Nightclubs il
MEM =', :& Restaurants I

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

Mellow Moods starting this Sunday, Febru-
ary 20, and every Sunday after @ Fluid Lounge
and Nightclub, featuring hits from yesterday old
school reggae and rockers downstairs, and gold-
en oldies upstairs. Admission: Free. Doors open
9pm.

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

Fever @ Bahama Bo6m, Elizabeth St, down-
town, Fridays. The hottest party in the Bahamas
every Friday night. Admission $10 before mid-
night. First 50 women get free champagne. First
50 men get a free Greycliff cigar. Dress to
impress. For VIP reservations call 356-4612.

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

Karaoke Nights 9@ Fluid Lounge and Night-
club. Begins 10pm every Tuesday. Weekly win-
ners selected as Vocalist of the Week $250
cash prize. Winner selected at end of month
from finalists cash prize $1,000. Admission $10
with one free drink.


'Love is still in the air'

hough Valentine's Day has passed, the Nassau Garden Club says that love is
still in the air. And on Saturday, this love is being displayed in an all natural
way. The club, which was formed in 1931, will be hosting a Flower Show with
Design Exhibits and Horticultural Specimens, all there to "entice" you to
beautify your surroundings.
It will be an afternoon full of natural beauty where stalls of items from the Bahamas
National Trust, beautiful jewellery by various artisans, preserves made by local Bahami-
ans. and exotic Orchids from Flamingo Nurseries will be up for sale. Soft drinks :nd


Reggae Tuesdays @ Bahama Boom. Cover snacks by the Discovery Club children will
charge includes a free Guinness and there should It means that for those who love plants, a
be lots of prizes and surprises. Admission: Ladies lage Road (opposite Queen's College) this
$10 and Men $15. (adults); $1 (children under 12).

Hump Day Happy Hour @ Topshotters Sports
Bar every Wednesday 5pm-8pm. Chill Out Sundays @ The Beach Hut, West
Free appetizers and numerous drink specials. Bay Street with fresh served BBQ and other
specials starting from 4pm-10pm, playing deep,
Flash Nights @ Club Fluid every Thursday. funky chill moods with world beats. Cover $2.
The ultimate Ladies Night. Join Nassau's and
Miami Beach's finest men. Ladies only before Sweet Sunday Chill Out Soiree Lounge, every
11.30pm with free champagne. Guys allowed Sunday, 4pm-midnight @ Patio Grille, British
after 11.30pm with $20 cover. Colonial Hotel.

The Pit @ Bahama Boom, every Thursday. Wet Sundays, every Sunday, noon-midnight
Doors open at 9pm, showtime 11.30pm. Cover @ Crystal Cay Beach. Admission $10, ladies free.
charge $15. $10 with flyer.
Carib Scene @ Club Fluid every Sunday. A
Twisted Boodah Bar & Lounge every Friday @ night of Caribbean, Latin and Reggae flavours
Cafe Segafredo, Charlotte St North, featuring for all audiences. Latin Flair in the VIP Lounge;
world music, chillin' jazz and soulful club beats. Old School Reggae and Soca in the Main
Starting at 6pm. Beers $3, longdrinks $4.50. Lounge. Ladies in free before 11pm. $10 after
11pm. Men, $15 cover charge.
Fantasy Fridays @ Fluid Lounge, featuring
late '80s music in the VIP Lounge, Top of the Rafter Ian and Shelly play live @ The Green
Charts in the Main Lounge, neon lights and Go Parrot, Hurricane Hole, Paradise Island, Satur-
Go dancers. Glow sticks for all in before mid- days 7pm-10pm, featuring a mix of alternative
night. Admission: Ladies free before 11pm, $15 favourites, from Avril Lavigne to Coldplay and
after; Guys $20 all night. U2.

College Night @ Bahama Boom every Friday. Jay Mitchell and Hot KC @ Palm Court
Admission: $10 with college ID, $15 without. Lounge, British Colonial Hilton, Wednesday-
Thursday 8pm-12am.
Hard Rock Cafe Fridays, Rising Sun Rock Thursday 8pm-2am.
changes to reggae for one night a week. Party Sunday Night Interlude @ Briteley's Restau-
from 9pm 2am, Charlotte St North. rant & Lounge, Eneas St off Poinciana Drive.
Featuring Frankie Victory at the key board in the
Dicky Mo's Fridays @ Cable Beach. Happy After Dark Room every Sunday, 8.30pm to mid-
Hour 3 for $10 mixed drinks and $1 shots. night. Fine food and drinks.


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

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


Paul Hanna performs at Traveller's Rest, West
Bay St, every Sunday, 6.30pm-9.30pm.


The Arts :


Island Girls Sandi George and Kimberly
Sturrup-Roberts are exhibiting fabric paint-
ings, quilts and drawings at the Central Bank
of the Bahamas. The show opens Monday,
February 14 and runs through Friday, Febru-


also be available.
ill roads lead to The Retreat Gardens on Vil-
Saturday from 2.30pm to 6pm. Admission: $3


and its environs. Tupper was a British military
officer stationed at Fort Charlotte in the 1850s.
The works show a pre-modern Bahamas
through the decidely British medium of water-
colour. Gallery hours, Tuesday-Saturday,
llam-4pm. Call 328-5800 to book tours.

IM l i Health i

The Cancer Society of the Bahamas meets at
5.30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at
their Headquarters at East Terrace, Centreville.
Call 323-4482 for more info.

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Bahamas meets the
third Monday every month, 6pm @ Doctors Hos-
pital conference room.

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

Doctors Hospital, the official training centre of
the American Heart Association offers CPR
classes certified by the AHA. The course defines
the warning signs of respiratory arrest and gives
prevention strategies to avoid sudden death syn-
drome and the most common serious injuries
and choking that can occur in adults, infants and
children. CPR and First Aid classes are offered
every third Saturday of the month from 9am-
1pm. Contact a Doctors Hospital Community
Training Representative at 302-4732 for more
information and learn to save:a life today.


NNNR K-. Civic Clubs

The Bahamas Historical Society will mee
Thursday, February 17, 6pm @ the-Museui
Shirley St and Elizabeth Ave. Peter Barratt
give a presentation on his historical no
"Bahama Saga". A book signing will follow
meeting. The public is invited to attend.


et on
m on
twill
novel,
v the


ary 25. Opening reception on Thursday, Feb- e N G C i h a
ruary 17, 6pm. The Nassau Garden Club is having a Flower
Show with design exhibits and horticultural spec-
Mural Painting Part 2 @ the National Art imens on Saturday, February 19 from 2.30pm-
Gallery of the Bahamas. This project, which 6pm @ The Retreat on Village Road (opposite
started last Saturday, is designed to give stu- Queens College). The show will feature some-
dents an opportunity to work on a large-scale thing for the whole family soft drinks and
mural on the corner of the boundary wall of snacks, beautiful jewellery, homemade preserves
the NAGB. Students will continue to work and exotic orchids from Flamingo Nurseries.
on the design and conceptual development of Admission: Adults $3 and children under 12 $1.
the mural this week. This Kid's Worshop
Series by the National Art Gallery of the Toastmasters Club 1905 meets Tuesday,
Bahamas is facilitated by Toby Lunn and 7.30pm @ BEC Cafe, Tucker Rd. Club 9477
Taino Bullard on Saturday, February 19, 10am meets Friday, 7pm @ Bahamas Baptist Commu-
- 3pm. Age group: 12-18 years. Cost: $15 mem- nity College Rm A19, Jean St. Club 3956 meets
bers/$20 non-members (lunch included). Thursday, 7.30pm @ British Colonial Hilton.
Club 1600 meets Thursday, 8.30pm @ Super-
Dr Ian Strachan, author, playwright and Clubs Breezes. Club 7178 meets Tuesday, 6pm @
poet will share his views on "Junkanoo's Place The Whitney Pinder Building, Collins Ave.
in Bahamian Art and Culture" at the Nation- Club 2437 meets every second, fourth and fifth
al Art Gallery of the Bahamas' Issues Forum Wednesday at the J Whitney Pinder Building,
Series on Thursday, February 24, 6pm @ the Collins Ave at 6pm. Club 612315 meets Monday
gallery on West and West Hill Sts. 6pm @ Wyndham Nassau Resort, Cable Beach.

The National Collection @ the National Art Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Eta Psi Omega
Gallery of the Bahamas, an exhibition that chapter meets every second Tuesday, 6.30pm @
takes the viewer on a journey through the his- the Eleuthera Room in the Wyndham Nassau
tory of fine art in the Bahamas. It features Resort, Cable Beach.
signature pieces from the national collection,
including recent acquisitions by Blue Curry, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity meets every first
Antonius Roberts and Dionne Benjamin- Tuesday, 7pm @ Gaylord's Restaurant,
Smith. Gallery hours, Tuesday-Saturday, Dowdeswell St. Please call 502-4842/377-4589
llam-4pm. Call 328-5800 to book tours. for more info.


Past, Present and Personal: The Dawn Davies
Collection @ the National Art Gallery of the
Bahamas, Villa Doyle, West and West Hill
Streets. The exhibition is part of the NAGB's
Collector's Series. Gallery hours, Tuesday-Sat-
urday, llam-4pm. Call 328-5800 to book tours.

The Awakening Landscape: The Nassau
Watercolours of Gaspard Le Marchand Tup-
per, from the collection of Orjan and'Amanda
Lindroth @ the National Art Gallery of the
Bahamas. The mid-nineteenth century paint-
ings that make up the exhibition are part of
one of the earliest suites of paintings of Nassau


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

The Nassau, Bahamas Pan-Hellenic Council
(NPHC) meets every third Monday of the month
in the Board Room of the British Colonial Hilton
Hotel, Bay St.


Send all your civic and social events to The Tri-
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Pair allegedly thrown from




bus appeal to government


FROM page one
Martin) and government have a
role to play in securing our
roads," said Mr Thompson.
The British High Commission
in the Bahamas made a note of
the incident and sent it to their
offices in the UK advising a
slight amendment to their trav-
el advice to say: "Extra care
should be taken if travelling on
the local bus service after dusk
on routes away from the main
tourist routes along Cable
Beach and East and West Bay
Streets."
"My clients are concerned
about what the government is
going to say and do in these cir-
cumstances. The ministry
should approach these people
and tell us what happened and
tell us what we can do to correct
this problem," Mr Thompson
said.
Mr Thompson said the gov-
ernment should consider tak-
ing control of the public trans-
port system in light of this inci-
dent.
"The question is are the bus
owners doing a good enough
job to police some of these
renegade bus drivers?" the
lawyer asked.


Mr Thompson said that his
clients have a number of
recourses.
"Who are the owners of this
bus company and are they
responsible at some stage?
These questions are questions
that should be answered. Is the
ministry of transport properly
vetting certain people who dri-
ve buses? We want account-
ability, we want the Bahamian
public to be safe. We do not
want the Bahamas to have a
.bad name.
"This is worse than a movie.
When I heard this story I could
not believe that it could hap-
pen in the Bahamas. Horror on
the streets of Nassau is what I
call it if the uncivilised barbaric
way the attack happened is in
fact true," said Mr Thompson.
A man accused of robbing
and assaulting three jitney pas-
sengers by throwing two of
them from the moving vehicle
was charged in Magistrate's
Court Wednesday in connec-
tion with a variety of offences
related to the incident.
The jitney bus driver also
appeared in court charged with
several offences relating to the
same incident.
Ward Wilson, a 36-year-old
resident of Fire Trial Road and


28-year-old Tyronne Scavella
of Soldier Road both appeared
before Magistrate. Maralyn
Meers in Court Five Bank
Lane.
Wilson is alleged to have
robbed and assaulted three pas-
sengers aboard a bus on Friday,
February 11.
Wilson was charged, being
concerned with another, with
robbing Matthew Brown of $20,
Stephanie Sturrup of a black
plastic hair stylist salon kit val-
ued at $700 and attempting to
rob Sharad Lightfoot of $600.
In addition he was charged with
three counts of causing harm to
them.
Scavella, who was the bus dri-
ver was charged with two counts
of aiding and abetting the rob-
bery of Mr Brown and Mrs
Sturrup, a count of aiding and
abetting the attempted
robbery of Mr Lightfoot and
three counts of aiding and
abetting the assault of the
three.
They are both to return to
court on May 17.
Among the three alleged vic-
tims were 34-year-old British
national Stephanie Sturrup, who
is married to a Bahamian and
has been living in the country
for eight years.


Two-month grouper


ban comes to an end

FROM page one loss the ban has on fishermen and
FROMI page one vendors.
Some have said that they can lose more than
which were allowed to be caught. The Dew- $20,000 during the ban.
fish, he explained which is a deep water fish Yesterday at Montagu, fresh Nassau Grouper
closely resembles the Nassau Grouper but was was in full supply. Many vendors said fishermen
also allowed to be caught, wasted no time after the stroke of midnight to
The Nassau Grouper is olive green to brown, go out and catch the fish.
with a white stripe and a black saddle on the tail. At Montagu Dock, vendor Cyril Cartwright
Mr Deleveaux said the ban is likely to remain had at least six full coolers of grouper which he
a permanent fixture on the fishing calendar says were caught early Thursday morningfor
although he said the'miniisfry'may re-eva&iiUit '~ customersust as eager for the liftof the ban; as
the time frame whether it be one month like the 'vndors. :, .
last year, two months like this year, or a possi- The penalty for being in possession with a
ble entire closed season. Nassau Grouper during the closed season is a
He said there remains a strong difference of $3,000 fine or a year in prison depending on
opinion as to the extent as to the financial the degree of the violation.





MP calls for inquiry



into Nassau Village riot


FROM page one
being wrongfully singled out
as perpetrators and partici-
pants in the mayhem of that
awful night of January 26,2005
many of whom are innocent."
Mr Gibson told the House
that he was in Nassau Village
shortly after the incident
erupted. He said he could per-
sonally vouch for the "good
and orderly behaviour of
many persons whom I have
good reason to believe have
been unfairly targeted."
"This country cannot allow
the guilty parties in the Nas-
sau Village disturbances to go
unpunished. But this country
must also ensure that we do
that which is just and that we
bring the right persons before
the courts."
He said many of his con-
stituents have come to him
because they fear that they
and their families are being


unfairly targeted.
He said that while the
country wants justice for
those persons who broke the
law, they must also want to
know the origin of the con-
flict.
"I think that a full public
inquiry is more than neces-
sary.
"To do anything less would
be to leave us all in peril as to
where and when will the next
Nassau Village erupt. Now is
the time for a full frank and
public disclosure and let the
chips fall where they may."
He added: "Can we hon-
estly say to the Bahamian
people that we have done all
in our power to assure them
of their rights under the Con-
stitution if they cannot get to
have their say in the theatre of
a public inquiry?"
"Children in Nassau Vil-
lage are traumatised by what
they saw and heard. Children


need to know that you do not
take the law into your own
hands. Children need to know
why they had to dodge for
cover from police bullets fired
to disperse the crowds and
why their elders behaved in
the manner in which they
did," he said.
He added that his job was
not to point the finger or lay
blame. "My job, very humbly
is to ask that we use whatever
resources we have to get to
the bottom of what hap-
pened."
"A few years ago it was
Kemp Road. Where will it be
tomorrow?"
Mr Gibson added that he
planned to represent those
persons whose innocence he
could personally vouch for on
that "dreaded night." "I can
do no less. That is what I was
taught. That is the idealism
my parents instilled in me. I
can do no less."


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FROM page five

the Prime Minister said.
"They showed my Govern-
ment what could happen and
it inspired me to commit my
Government to engaging
you (EDAW), together with
private sector interests in
what is now extensive exam-
ination of Bay Street from
Arawak Cay to Montagu,
with a view to setting up a
plan that over the years can
be followed and implement-
ed, and the core element of
which is a determination by
way of study as to whether
or not it would be feasible
to create a new port in the
southwestern section of New
Providence.

Views
"It is important for me to
say at this stage that I had
been publicly examined as
to my own views, and as to
whether or not they contra-
dict positions held by me
and adopted by me in the
past."
The Prime Minister noted
that the former PLP. Gov-
ernment under then Prime
Minister the late Rt. Hon.
Sir Lynden Pindling made a
decision to examine the pos-
sibilities of having a new
port at Clifton Cay.
"An environmental engi-
neering firm out of the Unit-
ed Kingdom satisfied us that
that would be an inappro-
priate location because it
had serious deleterious envi-
ronmental implications to
the third largest Barrier
Reef in the'world, between


New Providence and
Andros; to coastline erosion
and possibly to the wetlands
at Clifton. So, there is no
possibility of even that com.-
ing up," Prime Minister
Christie said.
The Prime Minister said
that much to his delight, pre-
liminary studies indicate the
possibility that because there
is an industrial complex at
Clifton, a new port can be
built there by a channel over
waters that have already
been worked on.
He added that oil tankers
depositing oil and other
goods are received at Clifton
and that something could be
created there, possibly sub-
ject to environmental studies
that may.have a greater pos-
itive environmental benefit
to the country than the haz-
ardous freight terminals on
Bay Street, where large con-
tainers of gas and other
freight come in and
are driven through the
streets.
"No decision, no recom-
mendation will come from
EDAW or any of its
associates if it poses a haz-
ard to the future of this
country," the Prime Minis-
ter said.
"It will not happen. And
that is why you are our part-
ners, to give us the advice to
ensure that the appropriate
degree of application and
focus is brought to the chal-
lenges and that the best
decision is made, so that this
country can be held up as a
country that gives pride and
place to environmental con-
siderations."
He said there is no ques-


tion in his mind that
EDAW's mandate includes
giving the Government the
best advice and if there
appears to be an environ-
mental problem, the Gov-
ernment will not proceed
with it.

Transform
"That is why it is so
important for works to be
seen and shown because you
don't have to listen to the
politicians speak, you can
see and touch and feel and
there is no better proof," the
Prime Minister said. "But I
am committed to demon-
strating through the advice
we receive, to transform this
island and cause those peo-
ple who focus on small
things relative to the big pic-
ture to understand that if
God is willing, I will leave
in place for the first time in
the history of this country,
a master plan for every
major island in this country
to govern it in a way it is not
developing now.
"Because it is developing
through ad hoc, spontaneous
decisions that are very harm-
ful.
"That is where the focus
of this country should be,
where we are to be guided
by the best science, the best
studies as to how our islands
should develop, how we
should control the develop-
ment and what they should
look like, 10, 20 years from
today as a result of decisions
we make today and that's
where we are."
The report is to be pre-
sented to Cabinet


-(66_


ISM


On Tuesday, 1st February 2005
the entire staff headed by the
management team of the
Lyford Cay Club saluted our
managing director, Mr. Paul
Thompson, at an appreciation
reception held in his honor for
having won the recent Cacique
Award as Hotelier of the Year
2004. At the reception, Mr.
Thompson was commended
for his twenty-four years of
exemplary leadership to the
team and overall club. In the
photograph left, at the
reception, Mr. Paul Thompson
proudly holds his duho as
Cacique Award 2004 Hotelier
of the Year.


(Pictured Left), The


duho on display at the


reception held at the


club for


Left, a supportive management team celebrates Mr. Thompson's outstanding
achievement with him in the front circle of the club following the reception,
from left to right as follows:

Mr. Derrington Rahming, director, engineering; Mr. Ken Ward, director, heart
of the house food operations; Mr. Pascal Hollaender, executive chef; Mr. Philippe
Sahnoune, director, dining operations & special events; Mr. Reuben Stuart, deputy
managing director; Mr. Paul Thompson, managing director and Cacique
Award Hotelier of the Year 2004; Mrs. Janette Smith, senior assistant manager
clubhouse operations; Mrs. Mary Deleveaux, director, human resources; Mr.
Bob Paisley, director, golf course maintenance & landscaping; Mr. Peter Maguire,
chief financial officer and Mr. John Papadopoulos, director, facilities and projects
management. Not pictured is Ms. Sherrilee Flowers, executive housekeeper.


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confirms






)ffering


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
Consolidated
Water yesterday
confirmed to The
Tribune that it
planned to offer
Bahamian Depository Receipt
(BDR) shares to the public fol-
lowing its winning of the Blue
Hills reverse osmosis plant con-
tract, a development that will
make New Providence its
"largest single market" for
water supply.
Jeffrey Parker, Consolidated
Water's chairman, confirmed in
a telephone interview from the
Cayman Islands that the Nas-


daq-listed company had written
a BDR offering to the Bahami-
an public into its bid proposal
for the Blue Hills reverse osmo-
sis plant. Tribune Business
revealed on Wednesday that the
firm was planning such an offer.
Mr Parker said: "As far as I
know it's still our intention to
do that [a BDR offering]. It was
certainly put into our initial bid.
"An element of the contract
price [for Blue Hills] will be
spent in Bahamian dollars and it
makes more sense to raise that
part of the cost in the Bahamas.
Our financial advisers, Fideli-
ty, suggested we do that and to
the best of my knowledge it's
still going ahead."


Blue Hills contract to make Bahamas company's
'largest single market', with Waterfields expansion
to take production to 10.8 million gallons per day


Although the share volume
and pricing of any Consolidated
Water BDR issue have yet to
be decided, it marks the second
such offering following last
year's Kerzner International
placement.
That was also handled by
Fidelity, and its experience with
the Kerzner International BDR
issue should ensure that the
process runs far more smoothly
than before. The Tribune under-


stands that the Consolidated
Water BDR issue has already
been approved in principle by
the Central Bank of the
Bahamas.
Any BDR issue by Consoli-
dated Water should provide a
further boost to the Bahamas
International Securities
Exchange (BISX), enhancing
investor options and market
capitalisation. The connection
with the New York markets


should also, like the Kerzner
International BDR, make it a
relatively liquid stock.
1Meanwhile, Consolidated
Water-. said that in addition to
the Blue Hills plant, which
would produce 7.2 million gal-
lons of potable water per day,
the company had committed to
expanding production at its
existing Waterfields plant by
almost 40 per cent to 3.6 mil-
lion gallons per day. It current-


ly produces two million gallons
per day.
Mr Parker said in a statement
that Consolidated Water had
received a Letter of Acceptance
from the Government to indi-
cate it had won the bid for Blue
Hills.
He added: "The Blue Hills
plant will be our largest water
production facility, and when
combined with the expanded
output of our existing Windsor
plant, should transform Nassau
into the company's largest sin-
gle market, in terms of water
volume, within the next several
years.
See WATER, Page 2B


Bradley Roberts

Government left

with 20-30% stake

in Bahamasair


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
Bradley Roberts, minister of
works and public utilities, yes-
terday said the Government
planned to reduce its stake in
Bahamasair to 25-30 per cent
through its planned privatisa-
tion, with further divestment
likely to take place in the long-
term, possibly eliminating any
holdings in the airline.
Mr Roberts, who has minis-


terial responsibility for Bahama-
sair, acknowledged that the
timetable for completing
Bahamasair's privatisation by
the end of this summer was
"ambitious", but the Govern-
ment "will give it a shot". The
main obstacle, he indicated, was
whether the airline's trade
unions would make concessions
and accept a reduction in
salaries and benefits.
See AIRLINE, Page 3B


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
Bank of Butterfield saw client
assets under administration in
the Bahamas more than triple
during 2004, standing at $4.4
billion at year-end compared to
$1.3 billion on December 31,
2003.
In releasing its 2004 full year
results, Bank of Butterfield said
its two Bahamian subsidiaries -
Butterfield Bank (Bahamas)
and Butterfield Fund Services
(Bahamas) generated $0.7 mil-
lion in net income during fiscal


Bahamas hedge



fund involved in



alleged $37m fraud


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A Bahamas-registered hedge
fund has been involved an
alleged fraud that has seen
about $37 million of investor
monies placed in investments
not authorised by fund offering
memporandums, with cash also
loaned to entities in which the
investment managers have an
interest.
A Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC) lawsuit,


filed in Southern District of
New York Court, alleges that
Northshore Asset Manage-
ment, a US-based investment
adviser, and its three princi-
pals, misused funds placed in
Ardent Offshore, a Bahamas-
incorporated hedge fund, and
its US-registered counterpart,
Ardent Domestic.
The SEC alleged that
investors in both hedge funds
had been subjected to materi-
al misrepresentations and
ommissions that made the


funds' offering documents
"materially misleading".
The US capital markets reg-
ulator alleged that Northshore
and its three principals Kevin
Kelley, Robert Wildeman and
Glenn Sherman had failed to
inform investors that they had
acquired the investment advis-
er to Ardent Offshore, Saldut-
ti Capital Management, and
were maanging "a significant
portion" of the funds assets.
"Additionally, the defen-
dants made numerous misrep-


resentations concerning the
nature of-the investments, the
liquidity of the investments and
the use of investor fund for
undisclosed loans," the SEC
said.
"For the last several months,
the defendants have refused to
honour valid redemption
requests from Ardent
investors. The fraud is ongo-
ing, and despiute repeated
requests to the defendants for
See FUNDS, Page 4B


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2004, compared to $0.2 million
the previous year.
Although the more than
tripling of both net income and
assets under administration
looks impressive, year-on-year
comparisons are relatively
meaningless due to two factors.
Firstly, Bank of Butterfield
only completed the acquisitions
of Thorand Bank & Trust and
Leopold Joseph (Bahamas) -
the two entities that now com-
prise its private banking and
trust operations in September
See BANK, Page 4B


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Plant fully operational within 15 months of contract signing; firm will reduce w g










PAGE 2B, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2005


THE TRIBUNE


NOTICE


IN THE ESTATE OF ASA CHRISTOPHER
BUTLER late of Soldier Road West, N.P., Bahamas,
deceased.


Notice is hereby given that all persons having any
claim or demand against the above Estate are required to send
their names, addresses and the particulars of their debts or
claims duly certified to the undersigned on or before the 14th
day of March, A.D., 2005, and if so required, to prove such
debts or claims or in default thereof they will be excluded from
the benefit of any distribution made before such debts or claims
are proved; after the above date the Personal Representative
will proceed to distribute the assets having regard only to the
proved ddebts or claims of which they shall then have had
notice.

And Notice is hereby given that all persons indebted
to the said Estate are requested to make full settlement on or
before the date herein before mentioned.

Dated this 14th day of February, A.D., 2005.


CLARITA V. LOCKHART
Attorneyfor the Personal Representative
No. 90, Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-4283
Nassau, Bahamas







GN 166

Police Headquarters
Royal Bahamas Police Force
Nassau, Bahamas

1st February, 2005



RE: TRAFFIC PRESS RELEASE NOTICE
The Golden Gates Constituency
2nd Annual Cultural Festival
Saturday, 19th February, 2005
On the grounds of the Golden Gates Shopping Centre


INFORMATION:

The Golden Gates Constituency will hold its 2nd
Annual Cultural Festival between the hours of 12:00
noon and 12:00 midnight.

ROUTE:

The festival will be held on the grounds of the
Golden Gates Shopping Centre.

CLOUSURE OF STREETS:

Between 12:00 noon and after the festival the
following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic:

SBlue Hill Road south, from Dawkins Shell to
the Farmers Market.

TRAFFIC DIVERSION:

Traffic can be diverted east along Lobster Avenue,
South through Bamboo Street, west on Mars Road
to Blue Hill Road South.

Traffic travelling East on Carmichael Road to Blue
Hill Road south can be diverted through the Golden
Gates Shopping Centre entrance by Wendy's.


Paul H Farquharson, QPM.,
Commissioner of Police


Water (From page 1B)


"The combined capacity of
the two plants will exceed 10.8
million gallons per day, com-
pared with the company's total
combined water production
capacity of approximately 11.9
million US gallons per day in
all of its markets throughout the
Caribbean region at the present
time."
This means that New Provi-
dence will account for 47.6 per
cent of Consolidated Water's
total water supply operations.
The 20-year contract that the
company will enter into with
the Water & Sewerage Corpo-
ration to build, own and operate
Blue Hills is for 35 billion gal-
lons to be supplied to the Cor-
poration.
Mr Parker yesterday told The
Tribune that Consolidated
Water was ready to begin con-
struction of Blue Hills immedi-
ately once the contract with the
Water & Sewerage Corporation
was formally signed.
He said: "It's an important
contract for us. We have a sig-
nificant investment in the
Bahamas right now and for
some time been looking to
increase that investment."
Describing the Bahamas as
being part of the company's
"backyard", Mr Parker said the
existing contract on the Water-
fields plant had seven years to
run. He added that the Blue
Hills bidding process had been a
lengthy one, having begun in
2003.
"We're going into a contract
and intend to fulfil it to the best
of our ability as we always have
done in the Bahamas and four
other countries in which we
operate," Mr Parker said.
Rick McTaggart, Consolidat-
ed Water's president and chief
executive, said in a statement:


"The Blue Hills plant will incor-
porate the highly efficient
DWEER energy recovery sys-
tem and should be fully opera-
tional within 15 months of con-
tract signing.
"Meanwhile, we intend to
expand our water production
on a short-term basis by
installing temporary, modular
seawater desalination facilities
on the island of New Provi-
dence.
"Our contract also calls for
Consolidated to provide engi-
neering services and equipment
in order to reduce the amount
of water that is 'lost' due to
leakage, theft etc, throughout
the Water & Sewerage Corpo-
ration's pipeline distribution
system on New Providence."
Mr McTaggart's statement
confirms that Consolidated
Water will include leakage
reduction as part of the Blue
Hills contract, which is similar
to what its leading rival for the
contract, UK-based Biwater
International, had offered.
Biwater earlier this week pro-
duced documentary evidence to
The Tribune that it had initially
been awarded the Blue Hills
contract on September 30, 2004.
A 'Letter of Acceptance' was
sent to Biwater on September
30, and signed by Abraham
Butler, the Water & Sewerage
Corporation's general manag-
er, and Biwater's claims have
not been denied by the Gov-
ernment.
The Tribune understands that
the alternate bids submitted by
both companies saw Consoli-
dated Water offer to sell water
to the Water & Sewerage Cor-
poration priced at $3.296 and
$3.818 per one thousand gallons
for when Blue Hills was pro-
ducing respectively four million


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17 February 2005
BISX LISTED & TRADED SUCURiTt VF WWW AAASOMO ATA INFORMATION
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLO 1,070.213 CItG0 f %CHG00.00 I YTD 2101.13 fYTD% 23.g6
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Symbol Previous Close Today's Close Change Dally Vol. EPS $ Div $ PIE Yield
1.39 0.95 Abaco Markets 0.95 0.95 0.00 0.197 0.000 N/M 0.00%
8.40 8.00 Bahamas Property Fund 8.00 8.00 0.00 1.328 0.320 6.0 4.00%
6.25 5.55 Bank of Bahamas 5.88 5.88 0.00 0.152 0.330 11.5 5.61%
0.85 0.75 Benchmark 0.85 0.85 0.00 -0.057 0.000 N/M 0.00%
1.95 1.45 Bahamas Waste 1.45 1.45 0.00 0.101 0.000 14.2 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 6.60 Cable Bahamas 7.40 7.40 0.00 0.510 0.240 14.5 3.24%
2.20 1.39 Colina Holdings 2.20 2.20 0.00 0.259 0.060 8.5 2.73%
7.64 6.75 Commonwealth Bank 7.64 7.64 0.00 0.632 0.390 11.8 5.10%
1.50 0.35 Doctor's Hospital 1.50 1.50 0.00 0.228 0.000 6.6 .00%
4.02 3.13 Famguard 4.02 4.02 0.00 0.406 0.170 9.9. 4.23%
10.25 8.21 Finco 10.25 10.25 0.00 0.649 0.480 15.8 4.68%
7.67 6.45 FirstCaribbean 7.67 7.67 0.00 0.513 0.330 15.0 4.30%
8.60 7.95 Focol 7.95 7.95 0.00 0.710 0.500 11.1 6.29%
1.99 1.40 Freeport Concrete 1.40 1.40 0.00 0.025 0.000 56.0 0.00%
10.38 9.50 ICD Utilities 9.50 9.50 0.00 0.818 0.405 11.6 4.26%
8.25 8.10 J. S. Johnson 8.22 8.22 0.00 0.785 0.550 10.5 6.81%
6.69 4.36 Kerzner International BDRs 6.55 6.48 -0.07 0.201 0.000 32.6 0.00%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 0.694 0.350 14.4 3.50%
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Weekly Vol. EPS $ Div $ P/E Yield
13.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 13.00 14.00 16.00 1.328 0.960 10.5 6.86%
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 10.00 10.35 10.00 0.000 0.800 NM 7.80%
0.60 0.40 RND Holdings 0.29 0.54 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 0.29 0.54 0.35 -0.1030.000 N/M 0.00%
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Fund Name NAV YTD% Last 12 Months Div $ Yield %
1.2085 1.1529 Colina Money Market Fund 1.208514*
2.1191 1.8944 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 2.1105 **
10.2648 10.0000 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 10.2602****
2.1746 2.0524 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.166020**
1.0894 1.0276 Colina Bond Fund 1.089371****

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
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 day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months NIM Not Meaningful
P/E 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
* AS AT FEB. 4, 2005/ ** AS AT JAN 31, 2005/***** AS AT JAN. 31, 2005
To TR 9ca^ couLNA 4LT-Yj2_ / -1ar 4* 76A


gallons and five million gallons
per day.
Biwater's comparable prices
were $4.279 and $3.93 respec-
tively, but the Corporation's US
consultants, CDM, said that its
offer to reduce water leaks by
one million gallons per day -
and the cost savings that would
result would "more than offset
the difference between the two
bids". As a result, CDM said
Biwater offered "the best val-
ue" provided negotiations could
be concluded and "inconsisten-
cies and discrepancies" in the
bid resolved.
Biwater chairman Adrian
White previously told The Tri-
bune that if awarded the Blue
Hills contract, Biwater would
guarantee to the Water & Sew-
erage Corporation that by the
end of its first operational year
it would prevent one million
gallons per day being lost from
the water system through leaks.
He added that preventing the
leakage of one million gallons,
which would be sold to the
Water & Sewerage Corporation
at $5.5 per gallon, would save


the Government just over $2
million per annum. If Biwater
failed to hit its target, it would
make up the difference through
increased production at Blue
Hills and cash payments to the
Corporation.
Mr White wrote in a letter to
the Prime Minister: "If this
saved water is sold at your cur-
rent tariffs ($19.98 per 1,000 gal-
lons and assuming 95 per cent
collection efficiency), there
would be an additional income,
without additional expense, of
$6.928 million annually. These
two savings above amount to
$8.935.565 million in the full
first year, dramatically reduc-
ing Water & Sewerage Corpo-
ration's annual government sub-
sidy. It can be clearly seen that
with our proposal to guarantee
one million gallons per day leak
reduction after the first year,
plus switching from water cost-
ing an average of $6 per 1,000
gallons to ours at $4.2 that
Water & Sewerage Corpora-
tion's losses (and subsidy from
the Government) can cease
after 24 months."


GN-169

The Bahamas Government


Ministry of Finance
Department of Statistics




Request for Quote/Proposal
For The Procurement of Central Processing
Units and Monitors

1. OBJECTIVE:

The Department of Statistics and The Ministry of Finance
are requesting quotes/proposals from suitably qualified
vendors for the procurement of ninety-three (93) central
processing units (only) and twelve (12) seventeen inch (17')
colour monitors to be setup and installed in New Providence
and Grand Bahama Offices.

2. SYSTEMS SPECIFICATIONS:

Each central processing unit and monitor should meet the
required minimum specifications:

Intel Pentium or Celeron 2.8 Ghz or higher
S512 MB RAM
S40 GB HDD
1.44 MB Floppy Drive
Internal CD-ROM 48X
AGP 4X Video Card 32MB RAM
10/100 Nic Card
Standard Keyboard
UBS Mouse
SOperating System Windows 2000 SP2 or higher
Microsoft Office 2000 or higher
Microsoft Outlook
17" Colour Monitors

3. WARRANTY SPECIFICATIONS:

Each ICT equipment is to have a three (3) year warranty to
be honoured by the vendor.

4. SUBMISSION DETAILS

Proposals should be delivered to the reception desk, 3rd
Floor Cecil Wallace Whitfield Centre, Cable Beach, Nassau,
Bahamas on or before Friday 18th, February, 2005 before
4:30 pm.

Submissions should be delivered in sealed envelopes
addressed to:

Chairman
Tenders Board
Ministry of Finance
Nassau, The Bahamas
Labled:

RFQ DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS
CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT AND MONITOR

Only those submissions that are labled properly and
delivered on time would be accepted and opened by the
Tenders Board.

Submissions will be opened to 10:00 am on Tuesday, 22nd
Feburary 2005 at the Tender's Board meeting, 3rd Floor
Ministry of Finance, Cable Beach, Nassau, Bahamas.

The Government reserves the right to reject any or all
quotes/proposals.


accepting


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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2005, PAGE 3B


THE TRIBUNE


Operator hopes to open
0 p,


Emerald Bay


year-end


casino by


with $5m spend


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A US gaming operator is maintaining that it
will be able to open the casino at the Four Sea-
sons Emerald Bay resort in Exuma later this
year, provided it receives the necessary approvals


and makes a $5 million investment.
Pinnacle Entertainment, which operates and
owns casinos in Nevada, Mississippi, Louisiana,
Indiana and Argentina, signed a letter of intent
to sublease the casino from the resort back in
mid-December.
A statement issued by the firm yesterday said:


"The casino will be approximately 5,000 square
feet and require an investment of approximate-
ly $5 million.
"The casino is expected to open in late 2005,
contingent upon the company receiving
approvals from governmental authorities in the
Bahamas and execution of a final lease agree-


ment." Pinnacle's operation has to be approved
by both the Gaming Board and the Hotel Cor-
poration of the Bahamas. Allyson Maynard-'
Gibson, minister of financial services and invest-
ments, did not return The Tribune's call seeking
comment on how far Pinnacle had got on the
investment approval process.


Airline (From page 1B)


The minister was responding
to a Tribune Business story on
June 2, in which Richard Asper,
a leading industry consultant
who has worked on many air-
line privatisations, said any
process that left a foreign part-
ner with less than 50 per cent of
the airline was unlikely to be
successful.
In response, Mr Roberts said
it was not the Government's
intention to hold on to 50 per
cent of Bahamasair.
He added in a statement: "It
has always been the expressed
position of the Government to
reduce its stake in the national
flag carrier to 25-30 per cent,
with the long-term view of fur-
ther selling down or even com-
pletely selling off the rest of its
interest to local investors. It
was always intended that
Bahamian private and institu-
tional investors would own a
substantial stake in the national
flag carrier.
"The Government is under
no illusion as to fictitious equi-
ty resident in the airline and ful-
ly appreciates that the only real
value that accrues to a national
flag carrier is route rights and, in
our case, our safety record."
Mr Roberts said Mr Asper
did not address the issue of


needing to qualify as a national
flag carrier with the US Depart-
ment of Transportation's regu-
lations. He said this was "criti-
cal" for a Bahamian national
flag carrier as the US was the
key market for air traffic.
"We are reliably advised that
unless a country can demon-
strate that there is a scarcity of
capital and/or talent resident in
the home country, thereby
necessitating a greater than 49
per cent foreign ownership, for-
eign control and management
and that the existence of same
would not be inimical to US avi-
ation interests, national flag car-
rier status will not be granted
by the DOT," Mr Roberts said.
Mr Asper had previously told
The Tribune that if Bahamasair
was transformed into a low cost
carrier, with the Government
remaining as a guarantor of its
debt, it could realise $20-$30
million from selling a substantial
equity stake.
He also suggested that if the
Government could structure a
deal where all the airline's debt
- liabilities currently exceed
$120 million then a $1 sale
price would be "great".
Mr Roberts said Mr Asper's
estimates were "close" to the
Government's on the option to


transform Bahamasair into a
low cost carrier.
He added: The question of
extinguishing the debt has
already been considered partic-
ularly in that some of this debt
was raised in lieu of capital
being injected to cover recur-
rent expenditure. It is agreed
that no investor would assume
the burden of such a high level
of debt and intra Governmental
payables without some of
indemnity fall back position."
On the privatisation
timetable, Mr Roberts said
completion of saleable business
plan and preparation of a public
offering were achievable before
summer's end. Reducing loss-
es, improving service quality
and restructuring the balance
sheet could also be dealt with in
that timeframe, but the major
question mark was whether the
trade unions would agree to
concessions.
Mr Roberts said: "We agree
that the state of the airline mar-
ket today is more conducive to
low cost carriers, which is why
the Government acknowledges
the need to realign the cost base
of the national flag carrier,
including staff costs, before
going to market without which
failure is inevitable."


And he added: "We accept
the failure of earlier regional
attempts at privatisation of air-
lines, which hopefully we will
learn from.
"In the cases of both Air
Jamaica and BWIA, in our view
they may have overreached by
over estimating their ability to
penetrate long haul markets,
over invested in metal and
allowed staff costs to get out of
line with the emerging low-cost
carrier market. Being cognisant
of these pitfalls we are hoping
to avoid them.
"While routes are perhaps
the greatest intrinsic value the
national flag carrier has, it
would not be practical for the
Government to impose restric-
tive conditions on the privatised
national flag carrier because
there is likely only to be one
carrier competing for such sta-
tus in the foreseeable future,
and open skies exist today with
respect to any US carriers wish-
ing to service our market.
"Exclusivity in our view,
therefore hardly arises, which
substantially nullifies Mr
Asper's arguments on the sub-
ject of route merchandising.
The Government is not likely.
to discourage any US airline
entrants to our market on com


mercial grounds because such
a move would militate against
the greater interest of promot-
ing our number one industry,
tourism."
Mr Roberts said the Govern-


ment was grateful for Mr
Asper's contribution on the pri-
vatisation process, "because the
more input and feedback we
get, the better prepared we'll
be when that time comes".


IndiGO
N E T W O R K S
Indigo Networks is a developing telecommunications company based in
Nassau, Bahamas. Beginning in 2004, Indigo introduced the Bahamas' first
licensed telephony competition to the islands of New Providence, Grand
Bahama, and Abaco. Indigo is currently in search of a highly-qualified Manager
of Network Services, Successful candidates will be highly energized, willing and
able to take on the challenges of a fast-paced network rollout.


Job Description


Network Services is tasked with OA&M of a broad range of systems within the
expanding Indigo network. The manager is responsible for providing strong
leadership for a group of IT personnel with varying disciplines and a range of
technical experience, The principal objective of the Network Services team is
to provide highest system availability and reliability for all telecommunications
and Internet related commercial services and products,

The manager's secondary responsibilities will include budget preparation,
project planning and implementation, vendor management, carrier liaison,
and implementation of technical projects needed to meet business objectives,

Qualifications

* Determined and independent, with 5 years previous IT management
experience maintaining a service provider's network
* Willing to work hands-on 7/24/365 to resolve network or system problems
* University degree. CCNP/CCSP/CCIE, MCP/MCSE, CCSA/CCSE designations
a plus
* Excellent verbal and written communications skills
* Excellent troubleshooting and analytical skills
* History of successful vendor management
* Preferred to have already acted in a capacity as carrier liaison
* Demonstrable experience with Cisco routers, switches (LAN and WAN)
* Knowledge of the fundamentals of 2nd generation NLOS MMDS wireless
systems and wireless backhaul
* Solid understanding of telecommunications circuits from DSO through DS3
* Flexibility to manage multiple cell sites and Operations Centers distributed
across three islands
* Familiarity with MINDCTI billing system and associated AAA and DB
* Hands-on security expertise firewalls, VPNs, IDS
* Extensive knowledge of IP telephony (VolP/VoN), Cisco BTS10200 softswitch,
PSTN gateways, SS7, QoS, SIP H.323, MGCP
* Expertise with typical ISP applications (DNS, radius, Rwhois, mail, network
management/SNMP packet analyzers, etc.)
* Hands-on Unix (Sun and Linux) and NT Admin
* Experience with softswitch administration a necessity
Salary
Salary is commensurate with qualifications.


IHelpingbusnesouins


5 Scotiabank


Legal Notice

NOTICE

KAFKO BAHAMAS II INC.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
(a) KAFKO BAHAMAS II INC., is in dissolution under the provisions
of the International Business Companies Act, 2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the 16th February
2005 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and registered
by the Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Mr. Lynden Maycock,
Sandringham House, 83 Shirley Street, Nassau, Bahamas as sole Liquidator.
Dated the 16th day of February, 2005.

H & J Corporate Services Ltd.
Registered Agent
for the above-named Company
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THE TRIBUNE


PAGE 4B, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2005


LOC


Shirley Heights Commercial Building


Listing ID: CB1854
Listing exclusively with:


This complex has six (6) spacious units all of which
are under lease for either retail stores or office use.
CentralizedA/C and all utilities are available.Accordian
style hurricane panels are installed providing an
additional hassle free security feature for tenants.The
complex has Ample Parking and a Newly Asphalted
Driveway.The location just off of Collins Avenue puts
this Commercial Complex very close to Downtown
and the Palmdale business hub making it a convenient
location for most businesses and prospective tenants.
Offered at $700,000, this will not last!


Allan Murray
Phone: 357-4561
allan@kingsrealty.com






KING'S
REAL ESTATE
www.kingsrealty.com


Funds (From page 1B)
information on the diverted its full i
assets, the defendants have pro- Arden
vided little information." offices
The SEC added that it was not No
seeking the appointment of a ital Mt
temporary receiver for Ardent the tele
Offshore, its fellow hedge fund in the f
and Northshore. have n
The lawsuit described Ardent panies
Offshore as a hedge fund struc- more l
tured as an open-ended limit- shore v
ed liability investment company poratei
that was incorporated in the The
Bahamas in September 1997 as Offsho
an International Business Com- to Nor
pany (IBC). docum
Ardent Offshore was alleged The lo:
to have had $19.8 million in leading
assets under management as at that th
december 31, 2004, a pittance dealing
by the standards of the hedge funds.
fund industry. Saldutti Capital The
Management was said to have Offshoi
acted'as Ardent Offshore's stated
investment adviser since July was to
1998, with prime brokerage tal app
accounts kept at Bank of Amer- term w
ica in the US. erate ri
However, the SEC lawsuit The
does not appear to have done for th


research, as it alleges that
t Offshore "maintains
" in Nassau. Neither it
rthshore or Saldutti Cap-
anagement are listed in
phone book, and sources
inancial services industry
ever heard of the com-
or their principals. It is
ikely that Ardent Off-
vas the only entity incor-
d in the Bahamas.
SEC alleged that Ardent
re loaned $1.25 million
thshore, "for which no
entation was prepared".
an had not been repaid,
Sthe regulator to charge
e defendants were "self-
g" with money from the
SEC said the Ardent
re offering memorandum
that the fund's objective
deliver "superior capi-
reciation over the long-
ith no more than mod-
isk".
offering memorandum
e hedge fund said its


'The offering

memorandum
requires
notice to be
given to fund
shareholders
in Ardent.'

investments would mostly con-
sist of publicy-traded technol-
ogy stocks and cash equivalents,
with Saldutti making all invest-
ment decisions. A minimum
level of diversification was
Allegedly to be maintained by
not investing more than 15 per
cent of Ardent Offshore's assets
in the securities of one compa-
ny.
Investors were to be notified


of changes in investment advis-
er or investment strategy. How-
ever, the SEC alleged that
Northshore's role was never dis-
closed after it purchased Sal-
dutti Capital Management, and
failed to inform investors thta it
was investing fund assets "in
illiquid securities of entities in
which Northshore's principals
had an interest".
The SEC alleged: "The Off-
shore offering memorandum
specifically requires notice to
be given to each shareholder
when there is a change in the
operational responsibilities of
Ardent Offshore and when
there is any material change in
the trading policies of Ardent
Offshore. Saldutti, Northshore,
Wildeman, Sherman and Kel-
ley never gave such notice."
Their investments and loan
actions also meant the Ardent
Offshore memorandum became
materially misleading over the
nature of the investments and
who was making the investment
decisions, the SEC claimed.


Bank (From page 1B)


looking for experienced



SALES MANAGER



Please mail all resumes with references to:


SALES MANAGER

P.O. Box SS-6440
Nassau, Bahamas


2003, meaning that its full-year
2003 results only included four
months of earnings from the
Bahamian operations.
And 2003 also did not include
the performance of Deerfield
Fund Services, which Bank of
Butterfield acquired in Febru-
ary 2004 and renamed Butter-
field Fund Services (Bahamas).
It is likely that Deerfield
accounted for a great deal of
the increase in client assets
under administration.
Bank of Butterfield said of
its Bahamian operations: "The
Bahamian businesses achieved
net income of $0.7 million com-
pared to $0.2 million a year ago.
"Pleasing growth was seen
year-on-year in the area of fund
administration, reflecting the
acquisition of Deerfield Fund
Services (now renamed Butter-
field Fund Services Bahamas)
in the first quarter of'2004. At
year-end, client assets under
administration were $4.4 billion
compared to $1.3 billion a year
ago."
The Tribune was yesterday
told that Robert Lotmore, But-
terfield Bank (Bahamas) man-
aging director, was off the island
when'it attempted to contact
him for comment.


Legal Notice


NOTICE

KAFKO BAHAMAS II INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Creditors having debts or claims against the above-named
Company are required to send particulars thereof to the undersigned
at Sandringham House, 83 Shirley Street, Nassau, Bahamas as
sole Liquidator on or before the 3rd day of March, 2005. In default
thereof they will be excluded from the benefit of any distribution
made by the Liquidator.

Dated the 16th day of February, 2005.


LYNDEN MAYCOCK
Liquidator


ANSBACHER

The Ansbacher group, specialists in private banking, fiduciary services
and wealth management, has an opening in the Bahamas for a


SENIOR SECURITIES, FOREIGN EXCHANGE
AND MONEY MARKET TRADER

Reporting directly to the Head of Banking, Securities and
Operations, the jobholder will be the primary trader for the bank.
The individual will be responsible for all securities and foreign
exchange trading for the bank. To place deposits and manage
liquidity with correspondent banks on a daily basis to maximize
use of the banks assets. To ensure at all times, the bank operates
within bank placement limits as set by the Group.

To apply, candidates must:

Have a minimum of 3 years active trading experience with a
recognized financial institution, preferably at a managerial level.

Have a thorough understanding of the global financial landscape
and be able to understand and execute transactions in securities,
treasury, futures and options, structured products and foreign
exchange.

Be proficient in the use of spreadsheets and database software
including Bloomberg.

Holding a relevant degree, professional qualification such as Series
7 or equivalent work experience (minimum of 5 years)

Be a self starter who is detail oriented and able to work/think and
communicate effectively under pressure within a team environment.

The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive salary, bonus
and benefit package, commensurate with skill and experience.

Qualified individuals are invited to apply in writing, with a full
resume to:
The Human Resource Manager,
Ansbacher (Bahamas) Limited,
P.O. Box N-7768,
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax 242-326-5020


Cititrust (Bahamas) limited, a subsidiary of Citigroup, a leading
financial institution with a presence in over 100 countries and over 100
million customers worldwide,

is seeking candidates for the position of


DOCUMENT CONTROL MANAGER


FUNCTIONAL/DEPARTMENTAL DESCRIPTION

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

MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

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


KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS REQUIRED

- Historic imaging and records management experience and familiarity
with Trust and Company documentation.
- Strong oral and written communications skills.
- Interfacing with various business units on a global basis.
- Influencing, organizational and leadership skills.
- Initiative and the ability to think strategically
- People Management.
- 2-4 years Imaging and/or records management experience.
- Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science or equivalent experience.

Interested candidates should forward a copy of their resume to:
Operation Controls Head
Cititrust (Bahamas) Limited
P.O. Box N-1576,
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: (242) 302-8732 OR
Email: gieselle.campbell@citigroup.com

Deadline for application is February 23, 2005.








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INCORPORATED UNDER THE REAL ESTATE BROKERS AND SALESMAN ACT.1995


PUBLIC NOTICE
REAL ESTATE BOARD
LICENSED SALESMEN



The Public is notified for general information that in accordance with
the requirements of the Real Estate (Brokers & Salesmen) Act 1995,
and as January ", 2005, the persons listed hereunder are licensed to
practice until 31e December, 2005.


SALESMAN
Aaron Helen P.O. Box SS-650 Nassau, Bahamas 0817
Albury Benjamin P.O. Box SS-6650 Nassau, Bahamas 0812
Albury Kathleen P.O. Box AB-20777 Marsh Harbour, Abaco 0482
Albury William P.O. Box AB-20404 Marsh Harbour, Abaco 0850
AmbristerFloyd Q. P.O. Box S-5230 Nassau, Bahamas 0471
Aranha Linda P.O. Box CB-11853 Nassau Bahamas 0651
Arthur Robert General Delivery Harbour Island, Elethera 0800
Auberg Peter P.O. Box N-8877 Nassau, Bahamas 0278

Bain Julian P.O. Box F41361 Freeport, Grand Bahama 0541
Barone Tracey P.O. Box EE-15240 Nassau, Bahamas 0831
Beede Chares P.O. Box U-30129 Salt Pond, Long Island 0374
Berlnda Andrew P.O. Box CB-1713 Nassau, Bahamas 0645
Bethell Andres P.O. Box GT-2278 Nassau, Bahamas 0112
Bethell Michelle Jane P.O. Box N-1014 Nassau, Bahamas 0828
Birch Patricia P.O. Box SS-277 Nassau, Bahamas 0434
Bonzcek Zachary J. P.O. Box N-5777 Nassau, Bahamas 0516
Brown Monica P.O. Box N-1110 Nassau, Bahamas 0433

Burrows G. Beatrice P.O. Box F-43644 Freeport, Grand Bahama 0203
Butler Claudette P.O. Box N-1462 Nassau, Bahamas 0840
Butler Clement P.O. Box N-7665 Nassau, Bahamas 0210
Butler EDora P.O. Box FH-14053 Nassau, Bahamas 0514
Callender Sara P.O. Box N-7655 Nassau, Bahamas 0348
Carey B. Priscilla .O. Box CB-10959 assau, Bahamas 0552
Carroll Ridley P.O. Box CB-11556 Nassau, Bahamas 0360
Cash John I. P.O. Box AB-22212 Treasure Cay, Abaco 0538
Cash William G., Jr. P.O: Box AB-22212 Treasure Cay, Abaco 0538
Cates Christopher P.O. Box 33 Rock Sound, Eleu. 0533
Chaplin Kenneth P.O. Box SS-6650 Nassau, Bahamas 0813
Constantakis Margot P.O. Box LI-30129 Salt Pond, Long Island 0553
Cox Felton P.O. Box N-4685 Nassau, Bahamas 0511
Culmer Raymond P.O. Box CB-13599 Nassau, Bahamas 0179
Curry R. Joseph P.O. Box EE-15019 Nassau, Bahamas 0708
Damlanos G. Nicholas P.O. Box EE-15019 Nassau, Bahamas 0708
Darling Dennis P.O. Box N-1335 Nassau, Bahamas 0777
Darville A. Mark P.O. Box N-8998 Nassau, Bahamas 0777
Darville Donna General Delivery Marsh Harbour, Abaco 0841
Davis E. Jeanette P.O. Box N-3371 Nassau, Bahamas 0476
Disston Jacob P.O. Box N-7776 Nassau, Bahamas 0385
Disston Sara P.O. Box N-7776 Nassau, Bahamas 0484
Duckworth Emily P.O. Box SS-6115 Nassau, Bahamas 0460
DurrantVictor P.O. Box CB-11932 Nassau, Bahamas 0841
Edgcombe Cheryl 'P.O. Box N-10414 Nassau, Bahamas 0490
Edgcombe Veaitae P.O. Box CB-12646 Nassau, Bahamas 0499
arrington Jennifer P.O. Box N-4949 Nassau, Bahamas 0424
TFowers Tyrone P.O. Box N-4764 Nassau, Bahamas 0117
Fountain Yvonne P.O. Box
FrieseJoergn P.O. Box U-30105 Stella Mara, Long Is. 0386
Frost James E. P.O. Box CB-13516 Nassau, Bahamas 0506
Halbert Darolee P.O. Box N-1132 Nassau, Bahamas 0822

Hall Jean P.O. Box F-43250 Freeport, Grand Bahama 0130

Hall Jr. Robert P.O. Box F-41098 Freeport, Grand Bahama 0132
Harding Jeanette P.O. Box NW3371 Nassau, Bahamas 0301
Harding Suzanne P.O. box N-732 Nassau, Bahamas 0854
Hepburn Nicola P.O. Box N-1052 Nassau, Bahamas 0555
Higgs Lauren P.O. Box N-4949 Nassau, Bahamas 0656
Holowesko-Dunkley Diane P.O. Box N-7776 Nassau, Bahamas 0490
Husby Virginia P.O. Box F-2527 Freeport, Grand Bah 0371
Hutchinson Templeton P.O. Box CB-1156 Nassau, Bahamas 0821
Ingraham Dena P.O. Box N-3180 Nassau, Bahamas 0848
Ionson John P.O. Box N-7776 Nassau, Bahamas 0815
Johnson Janet P.O.Box AP59107 Nassau, Bahamas 0462
Johnson Josefina P.O. Box N-8164 Nassau, Bahamas 0239
Johnston William P.O. Box AB-20413 Marh Harbour, Abaco 0436
Jones Use P.O. BoxSS-19019 Nassau, Bahamas 0297
Kelly Ardelna P.O. Box N-9544 assau, Bahamas 0819
Kelly Georgeni P.O. Box N-3006 Nassau, Bahamas 0840
Kettel Jennifer P.O. Box N-3709 Nassau, Bahamas 0426 -
Knsale Jason P.O. Box CB-13766 Nassau, Bahamas 0641
Klonarls James P.O. Box N-1130 Nassau, Bahamas 0396
Knowles Christopher Timoty P.O. Box F43221 Freeort. Grand Bahama 0542
Knowles CraigB General Delivery ElbMow Cay, Abaco 0459
Knowles Franklyn General Delivery Hopetown, Abaco 02686
Knowles Graham P.O. Box CR-54906 Nassau,Bahamas 0620
Knowles Henryr P.O. Box CR-54906 Nassau, Bahamas 0622
Knowles Jennifer P.O. Box F40684 Freeport, Grand Bahama 0262
Knowles Judith P.O. Box LI-30646 Hamilton's Long Island 0390
Knowles Odla P.O..Box N-3180 Nassau, Bahamas 0851
Knowles Ruth P.O. Box N-7795 Nassau, Bahamas 0166
Knowles Samara P.O. Box N-1132 Nassau, Bahamas 0537
Knowles Shannon P.O. Box N-8164 Nassau, Bahamas 0773
Lee Margaretl P.O. Box AB-20777Marsh Harbour, Abaco 0364
Legros Rogery I. o P.O. Box N-1130 Nassau, Bahamas 0283
ightboumr Christopher P.O. Box CR-56766Nassau, Bahamas 0845
ightbourn-Peterhen Heather P.O. Box N-4949 Nassau, Bahamas 0422
Longley Harold P.O. Box FH-14636 Nassau, Bahamas 0539
Lowe Christopher P.O. Box SS-5841 Nassau, Bahamas 0852

Lowe Daniel P.O. Box F-42748 Freeport, Grand Bahama 0847
Mackey Chanelle P.O. Box N-7795 Nassau, Bahamas 0285
Mallory Tanya P.O. Box F-41991 Freeport, Grand 0807
Mazulr Johnelle P.O. Box N-4949 Nassau, Bahamas 0857
McCarroll Jason P.O. Box N-3371 Nassau, Bahamas 0155
McCartney 1. Marorie P.O. Box SS-5224 Nassau, Bahamas 0478
McCorquodale A. Dave P.O. Box SS-6650 Nassau, Bahamas 00354

McNamara Dorothya P.O. Box F-43991 Freeport, Grand Bahama 0818
Mlaoulls Anthony P.O. Box N-1130 Nassau, Bahamas 0624
Mlaoulls Irene P.O. Box N-1130 Nassau, Bahamas 0639
Miller Bradley P.O. Box SS-6650 Nassau, Bahamas 0802
Minnis A. Edward General Delivery Current Ridge, North Elet 0472
oncur David P.O.Box N-4341 Nassau, Bahamas 0322
orris Jonathan P.O. Box N-732 Nassau, Bahamas 0832
Moako B. Jennifer P.O. Box N-1130 Nassau, Bahamas 0304
Marko GeorgerP r P.O. Box N-1130 Nassau, Bahamas 0823
MaeKO James G. P.O. Box N-1130 Nassau, Bahamas 0430

M sko M. Mada P.O. Box F-40368 Freeport, Grand Bahama 0408
osE-Cartwright Chaz P.O. Box F-41247 Freeport, Grand Bahama 042
Moxey Joel P.O. Box N-4949 Nassau, Bahamas 0856
Murray Allan P.O. Box N-10414 Nassau, Bahamas 0826
urray Kristina P.O. Box N-10414 Nassau, Bahamas 849
Newer Cindy P.O. Box CB-13836 Nassau, Bahamas 0494
Newell Ed P.O. Box CB-13836 Nassau, Bahamas 0495
Outten Sydneyrick P.O. Box N-3162 Nassau, Bahamas 0603
Papal Mary Carloyn P.O. Box SS-6297 Nassau, Bahamas 0053
Parker Pyper G. P.O. Box N-1132 Nassau, Bahamas 0429
Parker Sara P.O. Box CB-10964 Nassau, Bahamas 0543
Patterson Jane General Delivery Hopetown, Abaco 0842
Patton Edward P.O. Box N-7795 Nassau, Bahamas 0188
Pllcher Kenneth P.O. Box N-506 Nassau, Bahamas 0772
Pinder A. Leslie P.O. Box AB-21027 Marsh Harbour, Abaco 0456
Pinder Abner P.O. Box EL-27479Spanish Wells, Harb. Is. 0402
Pinder Brenda P.O. Box EE-16336 Nassau, Bahamas 0282
Pinder E. Sharon P.O. Box N-732 Nassau, Bahamas 0461
Pinder H. Roderick P.O. Box EL-25125 Nassau, Bahamas 0505
Pinder Jessica P.O. Box AB-20404 Marsh Harbour, Abaco 0178
PInder Perclval P.O. Box AB-20473Marsh Harbour, Abaco 0119
Rlummer Christopher P.O. Box AB -20777 Marsh Harbour, Abaco 0325
lummer Christopher P.O. Box AB-20777 Nassau, Bahamas 0325
Premock Lana P.O. Box N-732 Nassau, Bahamas 0775
Governor's Har.,
Pyform Mary Ellsa P.O. Box EI-50 Eleuthera 0277
Ramslngh Marogiaret P.O. Box SS-19981 Nassau, Bahamas 0450
Ritchie Paula Cindy P.O. Box EE-16336 Nassau, Bahamas 0341
RitchleJohnson Kimra P.O. Box EE-16336 Nassau, Bahamas 0416
Ritchle-Johnson T. Mellssa P.O. Box EE-16336Nassau, Bahamas 0388
Roberts Christopher____ P.O. Box AB-20856 Marsh Harbour, Abaco 0618
Roberts Gregory General Delivery Hopetown, Abaco 0549
Roberts Jane P.O. Box N-918 Nassau, Bahamas 0280
Rodgera Harold P.O. Box F-42596 Freeport, Grand Bahama 0317
Rowe Wendy_____ P.O. Box EX-29178Georgetown, Exuma 0422


Rudcka A. Elizabeth General Delivery Hopetown, Abaco 0418
Sands Mallin P.O. Box AB-20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco 0548
Sargent Esther P.O. Box N-10133 Nassau, Bahamas 0839
Sawyer Faron P.O. Box AB-20777Marsh Harbour, Abaco 0860
Sawyer Richard P.O. Box N-732 Nassau, Bahamas 0443
Schrainer Laurie General Delivery Hopeown, Abaco 0071
Scully Susan P.O. Box N-506 Nassau, Bahamas 0444

Shepherd A. Natasha P.O. Box EL-27045 Harbour Island, Elethera 048
Silvester Maria P.O. Box AB-20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco 0606
Simms Jonathan P.O. Box SS-19931 Nassau, Bahamas 0843
Smith Robert P.O. Box SS-19981.Nassau, Bahamas 0666
Stack Jennifer P.O. Box CB-13443 Nassau, Bahamas 0446
Strachan Kyron Elizabeth P.O. Box N-3180 Nassau, Bahamas 0313
Stubbs Tammice P.O. Box N-3903 Nassau, Bahamas 0168
Sturm-Johnson Dianne P.O. Box SS-6299 Nassau, Bahamas 0466
Sullivan Kerry General Delivery Hopetown, Abaco 0506
Sweeting Stephen G. P.O. Box N-1110 Nassau, Bahamas 0888
Symonette Robin P.O. Box'N-3709 Nassau, Bahamas 0423
Thomas Perry P.O. Box AB-20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco 0387
Thompson LInda-Marie P.O. Box N-1110 Nassau, Bahamas 0276
Thompson Mark P.O. Box CB-11932Nassau, Bahamas 0485
Thompson William P.O. Box AB-20404 Marh Harbour, Abaco 0604
Thomdycraft William P.O. Box AB-20955 Marsh Harbour, Abaco 0607
Thurston Annamae P.O. Box F44658 Freeport, Grand Bahama 0243
Treco Jennifer P.O. Box SS-6285 Nassau, Bahamas 0515
Tumquest Angelo P.O. Box N-8408 Nassau, Bahamas 0447
Tynes V. Donald P.O. Box CB-10964 Nassau, Bahamas 0122
Vythoulkas Natasha P.O. Box SS-5277 Nassau, Bahamas 0564
Weech F. Katherine General Delivery Alice Town, Biminl 0449
Wells Anthony P.O. Box SS-6650 Nassau, Bahamas 0814
Wazek-Euteneur Chantelle P.O. Box N-7113 Nassau, Bahamas 0466



SIGNED: DATE: FEBRUARY 17TH, 2005
SEYMOUR, ISTRAR


PUBLIC NOTICE
REAL ESTATE BOARD
LICENSED BROKERS



The Public is notified for general information that in accordance with
the requirements of the Real Estate (Brokers & Salesmen) Act 1995,
and as January 1st 2005, the persons listed hereunder are licensed.to
practice until 31s December, 2005.




BROKER
Albury James N. P.O. Box CB-13516 Nassau, Bahamas 0150

Albury K. Geraldine P.O. Box EL-27045 Governors Harbour, Eleu. 0067
Albury Ruth Anne P.O. Box AB-22183 Treasure Cay, Abaco 0068
Alexlou C. Alexander P.O. Box N-3371 Nassau, Bahamas 0470
Andrews SIIvina P.O. Box N-1132 Nassau, Bahamas 0202
Armaly Christopher P.O. Box SS-19805 Nassau, Bahamas 0316
Armbrister F. Anthony General Delivery Femandez Bay, Cat 0298
Armstrong Gurney P.O. Box SS-5230 Nassau, Bahamas 0018
Auberg Paula P.O. Box N-8877 Nassau, Bahamas 0069

Beauregard Rowan Lorraine P.O. Box EL-27600 Spanish Wells, Eleuthera 0452
Bethel F. John P.O. Box N-3006 Nassau, Bahamas 0020
Bethel Patrcia P.O. Box AB-20179 Marsh Harbour, Abaco 0057
Bthell E. Lawrence P.O. Box GT-2278 Nassau, Bahamas 0225

Bethell Kathleen General Delivery Green Turtle Cay, Abaco 0148
Bishop Wendle P.O. Box SS-19931 Nassau, Bahamas 0323
Black J. Suzanne P.O. Box N-8245 Nassau, Bahamas 0488
Brooks J. Barbara P.O. Box N-4646 Nassau, Bahamas 0003
Brown Geoffrey, Sr P.O. Box N-1110 Nassu, Bahamas 0010
Brown Geoffrey, Jr. P.O. Box N-1110 Nassau, Bahamas 0113
Brown lan Lester P.O. Box N-1110 Nassau, Bahamas 0074
Brownrigg Andrea P.O. Box SS-6299 Nassau, Bahamas 0075
Brownrigg Andrea. P.O. Box 55-6299 Nassau, Bahamas 0075
Callender C.Jason P.O. Box N-4820 Nassau, Bahamasa 0075`"";
Carey H. Paul P.O. Box CB-11556 Nassau, Bahamas 0190 .
Cargll Trevor P.O. Box CB-13484 Nassau, Bahamas 0023
rtw htC. Brent P.O. Box AB-20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco 0379
Cartw ht Steven P.O. Box SS-5205 Nassau, Bahamas 0295
Cash I John P.O. Box AB-22212 Treasure Cay, Abaco 0538
Charges A. Christie P.O. Box N-8245 Nassau, Bahamas 0077
Chipman Sonia P.O. Box GT-2078 Nassau, Bahamas 0065
Christle Cara P.O. Box N-8164 Nassau, Bahamas 0335
Christe John P.O. Box N-8164 Nassau, Bahamas 0114
Coakley Bismark A. P.O. Box N-3180 Nassau, Bahamas 0060
Cole Paul P.O. Box N-7776 Nassau, Bahamas 0079
Damianos Premock, Virginia P.O. Box N-732 Nassau, Bahamas 0028
Damianos, Nicholas George, Jr. P.O. Box N-732 Nassau, Bahamas 0027
Darville Christopher E. P.O. Box CB-11932 Nassau, Bahamas 0127
Delevaux J. Alphonso P.O. Box N-732 Nassau, Bahamas 0030
Demeritte Terry V. P.O. Box FH-14578 Nassau, Bahamas 0362
Disston M. June P.O. Box N-7776 Nassau, Bahamas 0080
Duckworth, Kathleen E. P.O. Box C-13500 Nassau, Bahamas 26 8
Durrant-Harding Jeannie P.O. Box SS-5277 Nassau, Bahamas 0081
Edgecombe E. Kingeley P.O. Box N-10414 assau, Bahamas 0082
Evans Sandra P.O. Box AB-20955 Marsh Harbour, Abaco 0368
arrington Christopher P.O.Box N-4949 Nassau,Bahamas 0424
Ferguson H.V. Rudolph P.O. Box N-10892 Nassau, Bahamas 0083
Fox Percy P.O. Box EX-29190 Georgetown, Exuma 0085
Frazer B. Astrid P.O. Box CB-13250 Nassau, Bahamas 0084
Galanos Peter P.O. Box N-9844 Nassau, Bahamas 0361
Gibson Levi P.O. Box N-957 Nassau, Bahamas 0009
Graham P. Gregory P.O. Box CB-13443 Nassau, Bahamas 0086
Gray Ersklne P.O. Box SS-19246 Nassau, Bahamas 0290
Halbert Stuart P.O. Box N-1132 Nassau, Bahamas 0405
Hall Made Anne P.O. Box AP-59098 Nassau, Bahamas 0300

Hall Robert, Sr. P.O. Box F-43250 FreeportGrand Bahama 0131
Hanna P. Aubrey P.O. Box N-3162 Nassau, Bahamas 0087
Hanna T.G. Sterling P.O. Box N-4142 Nassau, Bahamas 0033
Harding Godfrey A. P.O. Box SS-5277 Nassau, Bahamas 0171
Hebpum Roberta P.O. Box N-7776 Nassau, Bahamas 0089
Herrod Christopher P.O. Box CB-13647 Nassau, Bahamas 0803
Higgs Vincent P.O. Box AB-20285 Marsh Harbour, Abaco 0035
Johnson H. Steven P.O. Box FH-14397 Nassau, Bahamas 0333
Johnson Wendy P.O. Box SS-19270 Nassau, Bahamas 0176
Jones-Dixon K. Antoine P.O. Box EE-15014 Nassau, Bahamas 0457
Kanitsch 0. Fred P.O. Box CB-12103 Nassau, Bahamas 0004
Knowles A. Erskine P.O. Box CB-11894 Nassau, Bahamas 0036
Knowles Geoffrey P.O. Box N-1818 Nassau, Bahamas 0140
Knowles P.D. Brenda P.O. Box SS-19085 Nassau, Bahamas 356
Knowles R. Danielle P.O. Box CB-12396 Nassau, Bahamas 0474
Knowles Reginald P.O. Box SS-6272 Nassau, Bahamas 0092
Knowles Vicky P.O. Box N-8164 Nassau, Bahamas 0438
Lee Andre P.O, BoxCB-11196 Nassau, Bahamas 0337
Lee Derek A. P.O. Box AB-20777 Marsh Harbour, Abaco 0245
Lightbourn Colin P.O. Box N-4949 Nassau, Bahamas 0279
Lorey Jillian P.O. Box EL-27153 Nassau, Bahamas 0331
Lowes T. William P.O. Box N-3371 Nassau, Bahamas 0041
Lowes V. Daisn P.O. Box N-3371 Nassau, Bahamas 0040
act art el, Jr. P.O. Box SS-19223 Nassau, Bahamas 0
Maillls P. Alexander P.O. Box N-4014 Nassau, Bahamas 0247
Martlnborough Donald P.O. Box N-1132 Nassau, Bahamas 0044
Massoni G. Carmen P.O. Box N-4949 Nassau, Bahamas 0060
Mauriclo Jorge P.O. Box N-9128 Nassau, Bahamas 0345
Maycock Eugene P.O. Box N-10414 Nassau, Bahamas 0350
McKInne C. Tamina P.O. Box CB-13443 Nassau, Bahamas 0523
Miller Bernard P.O. Box N-11404 Nassau, Bahamas 0299
Moir James P.O. Box CB-13836 Nassau, Bahamas 0177
Morey R. John P.O. Box N-1110 Nassau, Bahamas 0094
Mosko E.P. Nicolas P.O. Box N-1130 Nassau, Bahamas 0407
M6sko N. Emmanuel P.O. Box N-1130 Nassau, Bahamas 0042
Mosko N. Michael P.O. Box F-40368 reeport, Grand Bahama 0409
Moss Charles P.O. Box F-41247 Freeport, Grand Bahama 0302
Newbold H. James P.O. Box -10411 Nassau, Bahamas 0156
Neyour B. Cedric P.O. Box N-4164 Nassau, Bahamas 0043
Nutt Robert N. P.O.BoxCB-13010 Nassau, Bahamas 0440
Perry T. Ferguson P.O. Box SS-19282 Nassau, Bahamas 0303
Pierce S. Michael P.O. Box N-1458 Nassau, Bahamas 0287
Pinder B. Cragl P.O. Box SS-6894 Nassau, Bahamas 0286
Powell R. Edith P.O. Box N-4225 Nassau, Bahamas 0096
Rees Melanie P.O. Box SS-19085 Nassau, Bahamas 0061
Roberts Daisy P.O. Box N-7872 Nassau, Bahamas 0143
Roberts Larry W. P.O. Box N-1132 Nassau, Bahamas 0007
Roberts Leslie P.O. Box SS-5959 Nassau, Bahamas 0047
Roberts Marcellus P.O. Box AB-22183 Treasure Cay, Abaco 0097
Roberts Mark P.O. Box N-7516 Nassau, Bahamas 0212
oberts T.A. Garth P.O. Box F-41671 Freeport, Grand Bahama 0157
Roberts Thomas P.O. Box N-916 Nassau, Bahamas 0048
Roberts Tyrone P.O. Box SS-6070 Nassau, Bahamas 0116
Sawyer Chad P.O. Box AB-20404 Marsh Harbour, Abaco 0099
Schmldt Betta P.O. Box CB-11706 Nassau, Bahamas 0847


Shaw-Sadler Peter P.O. Box N-1516 Nassau, Bahamas 0049
Shepard Caron P.O. Box SS-5640 Nassau, Bahamas 0502
Smith A. George Hon. P.O. Box N-8245 Nassau, Bahamas 0120
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Stewart Linda P.O. Box AB-201
Stuart Osboume P.O. Box N-1011


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Russell Eric P.O. Box SS-5446 Nassau, Bahamas 0822
Russell Faye PP.O. Box N-1110 Nassau, Bahamas 0403
Russell June P.O. Box AB-20967 Marsh Harbour, Abaco 0524


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the requirements of the Real Estate (Brokers & Salesmen) Act 1995,
and as January 1st 2005, the persons listed hereunder are licensed to
practice until 31t December, 2005.

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Great Harbor Cay, Berry
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SIGNED:
SEYMO REGISTRAR


DATE: FEBRUARY 17TH, 2005


PUBLIC NOTICE
REAL ESTATE BOARD
LICENSED BROKER/APPRAISERS


The Public is notified for general information that in accordance with the
requirements of the Real Estate (Brokers & Salesmen) Act 1995, and as
January 31t, 2005, the persons listed hereunder are licensed to practice until
31st December, 2005.
BROKER/APPRAISER
Brownrigg B. Robin P.O. Box N-1132 Nassau, Bahamas 0021
Carey C. Frank P.O. Box N-4764 Nassau, Bahamas 0008
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SIGNED:
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DATE: FEBRUARY 17TH, 2005


PUBLIC NOTICE
REAL ESTATE BOARD
LICENSED AUCTIONERS/APPRAISERS
AND DEVELOPERS (ONLY), AS SUCH THE CASE MAY BE

The Public is notified for general information that in accordance with
the requirements of the Real Estate (Brokers & Salesmen) Act 1995,
and as January 1st 2005, the persons listed hereunder are licensed to
practice until 31't December, 2005.

NAME OF LICENCEE P.O. BOX ISLAND NO.
AUCTIONEER (ONLY)
Kirk Hinsey N-3180 Nassau, Bahamas 0137


APPRAISER (ONLY)

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SIGNED: DATE: FEBRUARY 17th, 2005
'- ELL SEO REGISTRAR .

PUBLIC NOTICE
REAL ESTATE BOARD
SALESMAN/APPRAISERS

The Public is notified for general information that in accordance with
the requirements of the Real Estate (Brokers & Salesmen) Act 1995,
and as January 1st 2005, the persons listed hereunder are licensed to
practice until 31st December, 2005.

SALESMAN/APPRAISER
Culner Kenneth General Delivery Tarbum Bay, Eleuthera 0149
Sands Rodger P.O. Box N-957 Nassau, Bahamas 0518
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ahead of Hugh Campbell


* By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junri Sports iReporter
SEV AL coaches have
filed complaints to the Hugh
Campbell Invitational Commit-
tee, about the way the pools are
set up.
The iool setup and tourna-
ment scheduling were released
yesterday, during the annual
invitational press conference at
the AF Adderley school.
According to chairman,
Alfred Forbes, complaints were
launched mainly by the Sunland
Lutheran team, who will play
in pool IV.
Sunland will have to fight
their way out of a pool that con-
sists of the number one team in


the Government Secondary
School Sporting Assoqciation
(GSSSA), CV Bethel; private
school's runners-up Prince ,
William; Catholic High School
and North Andros.

Seeded
Sunland will be coming into
the tournament as the number
two team from Freeport, Grand
Bahama, with Tabernacle
Christian School, seeded as
number one.
However, the pools' slotting
was based on last year's perfor-
mances, which means the final
four teams were given first pref-
erence.
Defending champions CI


Gibson.Rattlers will lead pool I,
with Tabernacle Falcons head-
ing pool II, last year's runners-
up,,Sir Jack Hayward.lead pool
III, and CV Bethel head pool
IV.
The third and fourth team
coming in from last year would
have been Catholic High and
CR Walker, but neither heads a
pool.
Instead Catholic High and
CR Walker were jammed into
pools IV and II respectively,
behind teams like Tabernacle
and CV Bethel.
Forbes said: "The pools are
not set up after the various
leagues finish, they are set
up long before the leagues fin-
ish.


"We can't set them up after because they are defending
because, if you look at it, the lfchampions and Sir Jack Hay-
government school league over wa-liare the runners-up."
here wouldn't play their cham- :.
pionship games until after the Great
tournament.
"Tabernacle and CV Bethel According to Forbes, the
head two pools because they manner in which the pools are
are the top teams coming in set up will lead to a great semi-
from both leagues. finals and championships.
"The reason being for the The pools are designed not
Rattlers heading pool I is to have two schools from New


-Providence or Grand Bahama
payingg in the championship
... The last time th tournament
saw two teams from the same
island playing in the champi-
onships was in 2003, with Taber-
nacle and Catholic High
schools.
A record 61 games are in
the schedule, featuring 33
teams.


Knowles and Nestor



march into semi-final


* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
DESPITE playing with a slight groin pull,
Mark Knowles was still able to play well
enough with Canadian partner Daniel
Nestor to advance to the semifinal of the
ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament.
The duo, who are ranked at number one
and two individually in doubles, are now
just one match away in Rotterdam, Hol-
land from getting into their second straight
ATP men's doubles finals.
As the top seeded team in the draw of
16, Knowles and Nestor pulled off a 6-3, 6-
4 victory yesterday over the team of Rainer
Schuettler and Paradorn Srichaphan for
their second consecutive two-set sweep.
"It was good. We played well," said
Knowles, after they broke their opponents
early in both sets and were able to cruise to
their most gratifying win of the new year.

Excited
Still winless this year in three tourna-
ments after they fell short in their first final
at the Open 13 in Marseille, France last
week, Knowles said they are excited about
the way they are playing right now.
In their first round on Wednesday, they
wiped out Dominik Hrbarty and Thomas
Johansson 6-1, 6-2.
"We played really well in that first set,"
said Knowles about their first round victo-
ry.
Yesterday, Knowles admitted that he had
to play with a sprained right groin pull that
he first suffered in the final of the last tour-
nament in France.
"I had to hobble a bit with the injury, but
I still managed to play well," Knowles
reflected. "I wasn't 100 per cent physically,
but things have been going very well.
"I was just trying to get my leg better. It
started bothering me over the weekend in
the final in Marseille. It got a little worse,
but I'm trying to take care of that."
Knowles and Nestor, last year's top
ranked doubles team, will have a day to
recuperate and get ready for the semifinal
when they play the team of Cyril Suk and
Pavel Vizner from the Czech Republic on
Saturday.


* TENNIS ace Mark Knowles


"We've played them with other partners,
so we know them quite well," Knowles
admitted. "Suk has been around for a while.
Vizner has been around for a while as well.
"They're both very good doubles play-
ers. We know everything about them, so
it's just a matter of going out there and exe-
cuting and playing the game we know how
too."
After riding it through to the final, only to.
come up short in their third tournament for
the year, Knowles said they're looking at
trying to get the monkey off their back this
weekend.
"We just want to get back into the final
like we did in France," he stated. "The only
way to do it is to get back there.
"This next match is a big match, so we
have to win it to give ourselves a chance to
get back into the ring."
If they win their semifinal match,
they will go on and play the final on
Sunday.


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Fax: (242) 328-2398
E-Mail: sports@100jamz.com


MIAMI HERALD SPORTS


Age: 28 years old.
Height: 5-11.
Weight: 198 pounds.
Division: Heavyweight.
Ring record: 6-2.
Years in the sport: 3.5
National and International experience: Carifta
Games 2003, Olympic Games trials last year.
Occupation: Bellman at the Radisson Cable Beach
Hotel.


Age: 21 years old.
Height: 5-9 1/2.
Weight: 152 pounds.
Division: Welterweight.
Ring record: 125-25 (estimated).
Years in sport: 5+
National and International experience: Common-
wealth Games silver medalist, Olympic trials bronze
medalist, World Games semifinalist, 3-time Silver
Glove gold medalist USA, 6-time Carifta gold
medalist, 3-time Carifta MVP, 2-time Carifta boxer
of the tournament and Bahamas amateur welter-
weight champion.
Occupation: Student.


Age: 20 years old.
Height: 6-feet.
Weight: 165 pounds.
Division: Middleweight.
Ring record: 13-3.
Years in the sport: 8.
National and International experience: Bahamas
Games 1998, Carifta Games 2001 and 2003, Invita-
tional against Americans.
School Graduated: CR Walker 2002.
Occupation: Full-time student at the College of the
Bahamas, studying accounts.


Bahamas tPro take first


step in


'Oly


pic ques


* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
TAUREANO 'RENO'
JOHNSON didn't have much
time to unpack his bags.
Less than two days since he
arrived home from Cuba,
where he spent the past month
and a half training, he was off
again to compete at the Inde-
pendence Cup.
He was one of three amateur
boxers whom the Amateur
Boxing Federation of the
Bahamas will be taking to San-
to Dominigo, the Dominican
Republic today.
Federation president
Wellington Miller, who will
travel with the management
team, said this will be the first
step in their quest to get at least
one boxer qualified for the
2008 Olympic Games in Bei-
jing, China.
"I think, with a lot of ama-
teur boxers who turned pro, we
are on par with a lot of the oth-
er countries, with the excep-


Three head off to

Dominican Republic


tion of Cuba, who always have
a lot of boxers that stay ama-
teur," Miller noted.
Next week, the federation
will get a chance to see just
exactly where the Bahamas
stands in the region when they
will be the only English-speak-
ing country in the field of more
than 20 countries.
"I expect the Bahamas to be
right up there in the crew,"
Miller projected.
Johnson, in the welterweight
division, will compete along
with middleweight Daryl
Dorsett and heavyweight
James McKenzie.
The trio will leave today,
along with Miller and the rest


of the Bahamian delegation
that includes team manager
George Turner, head coach
Andre Seymour, assistant
coach Leonard 'Boston Black-
ie' Miller, official Alvin
Sargeant and team doctor
Francis Saunders.
Perform
Turner said he expects that
the team will perform excep-
tionally well because they have
been well trained for the trip.
Seymour, who along with
Miller trained two of the boxers
at his Knockout Boxing Club in
Carmichael, said they have
been using a systematic training


that will definitely have them
more prepared.
"Since January, we have
been working with these boxers
in a new method of training
called the microcycle training
that deals with their strength,
speed and endurance," he
revealed.
"It starts with the general
preparation and it ends with
the competition preparation.
But the most important part of
this training is the special
preparation that we are dealing
with now.
"It deals with time. Every-
thing that they do, deals with
time. When they are hitting the
bag or sparring, everything is
based on time. That's the new
training in amateur boxing
around the world."
According to Seymour, the
boxers have responded well
and he's confident that they
will all perform exceptionally
well when they compete in
their two minute four round
bouts.


Dorsett said he's been
through some intense training
for the past month and a half
and he feels he's in condition to
put on a good show.
Competitor
"I've never been up against
any competitor from any of the
Latin countries, but I feel I'm in
the best shape of my life," he
insisted. "So I think when I go
over there, I will do particular-
ly well.
"If I don't come back with
the gold, or at least a medal, it
only tells me that I will have to
improve my training a little
more. But I'm prepared to
compete very well."
McKenzie, who has had a
taste of some international
competition having competed
at the Olympic trials last year,
said he's ready to go.
"I could do with some more
training, but I am prepared,"
he stated. "I think we have
some good boxers in Daryl and


Reno. So I just want to go
there and do what I have to
do."
Back home after training in
Cuba for the past six weeks,
Johnson said he has advanced
his boxing skills and he intends
to prove it in the Dominican
Republic.
"When I go away, I don't go
for myself. I go away to repre-
sent the Bahamas and, being
an ambassador, I can only aim
for the best and that is the
gold," he projected.
"For me, this is a job, this is
my life. This is my work. I have
nothing else to do. I do my best
at the best of what I do. I try to
get the boxer of the tourna-
ment award at every tourna-
ment that I go to and this one is
no exception."
Based on what he saw com-
ing from the short time that he
was home, Johnson said he's
confident that he, Dorsett and
McKenzie will represent the
Bahamas very well in the
Dominican Republic.


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