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Title: The Tribune
Uniform Title: Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
Alternate Title: Nassau tribune
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Place of Publication: Nassau Bahamas
Publication Date: April 16, 2005
Copyright Date: 2005
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General Note: Description based on: Vol. 79, no. 210 (Aug. 3, 1983); title from caption.
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Volume: 101 No.118






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Seventeenth traffic

fatality of the year

, Tribune Staff Reporter
A 44-YEAR-OLD woman
lost her life yesterday afternoon
after her pick-up truck crashed

for Queen's

SIX "old boys" of
Queen's College have
donated a total of $600,000
to help the school's campus
redevelopment scheme.
Olympic gold medallist
Sir Durward Knowles and
former Cabinet minister Sir
Geoffrey Johnstone are
among those contributing
$100,000 each to the scheme.
The others are Captain
Geoffrey Brown, business-
man John Morley, builder
George Mosko and lawyer
Godfrey Kelly.
The donations were
announced at a school
assembly at which Sir Dur-
ward praised the role QC
had played in the develop-
ment of the nation.
*SEE Monday's
Tribune for full story

into a utility pole on Carmichael
Road. Police issued a nation-
wide advisory urging motorists
to take care on the roads.
Patricia Fox, of Mitchell
Street, Adelaide Village, had
been travelling west on
Carmichael Road when the
crash occurred.
Just after passing the Pond
Wash Laundromat, she
-appeared to lose control of her
truck, licensed T22001.
Emergency crews pro-
nounced Ms Fox dead at the
scene, making her the 17th
fatality for the year.
Police Inspector Walter
Evans said the death toll is far
too high and claimed police
were taking immediate action
to curb the carnage.
"In light of the two accidents
over the past two days," said
Inspector Evans, "police are
issuing an advisory to the
motoring public to drive within
the speed limit and to take
extreme caution and care."
Two persons remain in
Princess Margaret Hospital
after a man, yet to be identi-
fied, lost control of his vehicle
on Sir Milo Butler Highway and
crashed into trees lining the
The driver's foot was severed
in the accident.
The jaws of life were used to
get the victim out of the wreck-
Police have noted that speed
was definitely a factor in the

0 LUXURY yachts gathered at Hurricane Hole Marina for the fourth annual Yacht and Jet Show yesterday.
Tourism officials say this year's show could make the Bahamas one of the premier destinations for such events.
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/Tribune staff)

Opposition 'shock' at Keod Smith LNG letter

Chief Reporter
THE opposition yesterday
expressed "shock and disap-
pointment" at an "inappropri-
ate" letter written by BEST
Commission chairman Keod
Smith to a company wanting
to set up an LNG facility in the
Opposition leader Alvin
Smith told The Tribune yester-
day that Mr Smith's action was

an example of how Prime Min-
ister Perry Christie is unable
to control the conduct of those
under him.
"I hope for the sake of the
Bahamas that someone in that
Cabinet takes control and
brings more discipline and
more compliance with Mr
Christie's code of ethics,
because Mr Christie is unable
to do that," he said.
Alvin Smith said the letter
obviously set the company on

unequal footing with other
companies vying for approval.
On the face of it the letter,
sent to the lawyer of the LNG
company Tractebel, gave the
impression that Keod Smith
was advising the firm how to
proceed with its application.
The letter lists six points to
follow that would allow the
company's LNG proposal for
Freeport Harbour to "be seen
in a better light."
Some observers asked on

Bush orders
review of
Tribune Staff Reporter
Bush has expressed surprise
at the new US passport pol-
icy and has ordered a review
of the security effort.
After several countries,
including the Bahamas,
expressed concern that the
new rules would hit their
tourism industries, the pres-
ident said he also feared the
Speaking at a meeting of
the American Society of
Newspaper Publishers on
Thursday, President Bush
said he was surprised by the
new border security initia-
tive, announced last week by
the State and Homeland
SEE page 10

"which side of the fence" Keod
Smith was sitting because of his
numerous public pronounce-
ments against LNG pipelines
SEE page 10

Chief Reporter
GAMING Board chair-
man Kenyatta Gibson said
yesterday he is confident all
casino taxes owed by the
Wyndham Nassau Resort
and Crystal Palace Casino
will be paid before the prop-
erties are sold as part of the
Cable Beach redevelopment
The hotels are said to still
owe government millions of
dollars in back taxes.
After months of uncer-
tainty, hotelier Philip Ruf-
fin finally signed the agree-
ment for the Baha Mar
investment consortium to
acquire his two hotel prop-
erties and casino at the end
of March.
The final deal with Mr
Ruffin to buy the Wyndham
Nassau Resort and Crystal
Palace Casino, plus the Nas-
sau Beach Hotel, ended all
SEE page 10

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IN THE Friday, April
15 edition of The Tribune,
an article entitled "Devel-
opment on Harbour Island
is approved" quoted lawyer
Elizabeth Thompson as say-
ing "I am convinced that this
development in conjunction
in what is happening at
Valentines at this time is
right for Harbour Island".
The quote should have read
"is not right for Harbour




ONE of the many exhibits at the Yacht and Jet Show.
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/Tribune staff)

Yacht and Jet Show 'has

potential to boost economy'

N By CARA BRENNEN the Million Air Jet Centre, try as a premier destination
Tribune Staff Reporter was officially opened by for yacht and jet buyers.
Tourism Parliamentary Sec- He said that Monaco's
THE fourth annual Inter- retary Agatha Marcelle. annual yacht show attracts
national Yacht and Jet Show Ms Marcelle said the buyers from all over the
that kicked off in Nassau yes- Bahamas can look forward to world.
terday could position the hosting the wealthy tourists Over time, the Bahamas'
country with Monaco as a that the show will attract, who show could have a similar
premier destination for such she said have the potential to impact, said Mr Bryant.
events and bring a more dis- boost the economy. The jet show, he said, is an
criminating visitor to the "Your pleasure is our busi- added feature that enhances
country. ness and our pleasure is your the theme of luxury suggested
The show, which features business," said Ms Marcelle. by the yachts.
more than 60 luxury yachts Event organiser Peter The Tribune was invited by
on display at Hurricane Hole Bryant said the show has the the organisers of the show to
and 15 aircraft on display at potential to position the coun- tour many of the boats and
jets on Friday. Ranging in
cost from $1 million to more
than $40 million, they feature
every possible amenity for
luxurious sailing, from si1'k
and mahogany furnished bed-'
rooms to marble bathrooms
and upper deck barbecue pits:
A highlight of the yacht_,
S,show is the 165' lead ship,
SBlue Moon, on \sale bythe:
company Ardell and price<,at
S $41.5 million. The jet show
features a US army b-25 mili-
tary aircraft.

a sMr Bryant said that unlike
at other mega shows, visitors
to the IYJS will be able to
have an up-close and person-
pl n e sal tour of the yachts without
enduring the long lines asso-
ciated with larger shows.
"Whether they are in the
Market for a new yacht or jet
to 0or just want to take a break
and peruse the offerings in a
relaxed tropical paradise, vis-
litors to the IYJS will find
what they are looking for,"
said Mr Bryant.
Bahamians who attend can
get a glimpse inside the luxu-
ry yachts, which will be
moored at the Hurricane
Hole Marina until Sunday.
In addition, a number of
T AS K YOU RSELF cocktail parties, fashion shows
T A |S g: URS LFand other activities are
planned for the weekend.
iy doesn't Florida want Liquefied There are also booths for
vacation and boating
ural Gas facilities ilonitservices dotted along the
n coast? The jet show ends today at
5pm. The cost is $25 per day
and there is a shuttle avail-
able between the two venues.
uld foreign investors make Sponsors of the show
include: Forbes, Lombard
Ions of dollars in LNG profits, Odier, Darier Hentsch Private
Bankand Trust, Boat Inter-
8le we get loose change national/USA, Million Air,
Bacardi, Chalks Ocean Air-
take all the risks? ways, Heineken, Air Culi-
naire/ Air Chef and the Min-
istry of Tourism.


i I



Judicial review trial onGuana Cay

development is set for April 26

Tribune Staff Reporter

A DATE has been set for the judi-
cial review trial on Heads of Agree-
ment for the Guana Cay development.
The reyiew, which will examine the
question of government's authority to
enter into the controversial deal, will
begin on April 26.
Prime Minister Perry Christie, as
minister responsible for Crown Lands
and Wendal Major, as Secretary to
the National Economic Council, are
named as the respondents.

Lawyer for the Save Guana Cay
Reef Association (SGCRA) Fred
Smith said that the review is the first of
its kind in the history of the Bahamas
to be granted on environmental
Mr Smith yesterday reiterated that
the Association "is committed to chal-
lenging the central government's
takeover of their island-culture life
and environment."

"In particular, the Bahamian resi-
dents of Great Guana Cay are
shocked that the government should
be giving away 150 acres of Crown
Land to foreigners.
"Despite repeated demands for an
explanation from the government, it
has failed to account to the Bahamian
public about this Crown Land issue,"
he said.
Mr Smith pointed out that the min-
ister responsible for local government,
V Alfred Gray, has reaffirmed that
the government is committed to pro-
moting local government and encour-
aging Bahamians to fully participate in
the democratic process of local self-
"This is one of the big issues con-
cerning the residents of Great Guana
Cay. They consider that they have a
right to determine the future of their
island," he said.
The association's lawyer also said
that Mr Christie, proclaiming Apiil
as 'Coastal Awareness Month', is
"pure hypocrisy on the part of the
prime minister."
"On the one hand promoting

awareness for the sensitive coastal
environments, and on the other hand
giving away for free wet lands, beach-
es, and forests for destruction by for-
eign developers," he said.

Co-chairman of the SGCRA Troy
Albury added: "Government should
keep our Crown Land and preserve it
for Bahamians as a national park
under the National Trust. We do not
need to give away Crown Land to a
foreign developer to 'preserve' for
Bahamians. That is what the National
Trust is for!"
The residents of Great Guana Cay
are opposing the $500 Passerine devel-
opment, which they claim will cause
irreversible damage to the island's
environment and significantly reduce
their quality of life.
PRIME Minister Perry
Christie (right), as minister respon-
sible for Crown Lands andWendal
Major, as Secretary to the National
Economic Council, are named as
the respondents.

Teenager is charged with manslaughter.

0 By NATARIO McKENZIE high school, went before Magis- stabbed in the chest with a knife He was.not required to enter
trate Roger Gomez at Juvenile during an altercation in the area plea.. ..
A JUVENILE appeared in Court 2 on Friday to face the of East Street and Victoria Boule- Bail was'setat $1Q,000 withone
Magistrate's Court yesterday to charge of manslaughter. vard shortly after 3pm on Tues- surety.
be charged in connection the The defendant is charged with day. The accused was pt under a
stabbing death of 15-year-old causing the death of the 15-year- Williamson was taken to the 6pm curfew and is required t&o
Alando Williamson. old victim on April 12. Princess Margaret Hospital where report thiiie nearest'p-lice,:sta-'
The accused, who is a 16-year- According to initial police he was pronounced dead. tion every Saturday.
old studentof CV Bethel senior reports the young man was'" The defendant was represented The matter was adjourned to
by lawyer Wayne Munroe in July 20 when a preliminary
court yesterday, inquiry will take place.


WORK on the New Providence Road Improvement Project
will begin as soon as the International Development Bank
approves the development strategy proposed by the Ministry of
Works, Deputy Director Khader Alikhan told The .Tribune
According to Mr Alikhan, attempts to secure the project's
completion by just one firm have been so unsuccessful that
the Ministry of Works was prompted to take a different
Mr Alikhan said a proposal to divide the project into "vari-
ous slices," to be awarded to several local as well as international
contractors, has already been subjected to the IDB for its
The New Providence Road Improvement Project was due to
be completed in March, 2003. However, it was stalled in mid-
2001 when the UK based company Associated Asphalt went
Associated Asphalt was awarded a $52.2 million contract in
early 2001 to construct some 19 corridors along 13.1 miles of
existing roads as well as improve 9.5 miles.

The contact was ultimately terminated in November, 2002,
and the Works Ministry sought another contractor to com-
plete the project.
Mr Alikhan noted that a five-month bidding period was
implemented between June and November, 2004, to award a
firm the contract to complete the project.
He also noted, however, that at the end of that period no bid
had been completed between the ministry and the only inter-
national contractor to qualify for the completion of the project,
Argentinian Jose Cartellone.
Due to these setbacks, Mr Alikhan said a proposal to divide
the project was ultimately devised.
"Once our strategy is approved by the IDB, we would then
proceed within the next month or two to seek both international
as well as local firms to work on the project," he said.
The $5.2 million Harrold Road development project, sched-
uled for completion next month, was moved from the stalled
NPRIP and contracted to Bethels Trucking and Heavy Equip-
ment and Bahamas Hotmix in February, 2004.


Driver in stable condition
THE driver, who was fighting for his life after a traffic accj,
dent on Sir Milo Butler highway on Thursday afternon,,Wa,
listed in stable condition at the Princess Margaret hospitaiyeis
According to police, attempts to reattach his foot, which was
amputated in the accident, have so far been unsuccessful.
Shortly before 5pm on Thursday, the male driver of a 1990
Honda Civic, licence No 128090, was travelling north on the Sir
Milo Butler highway when he lost control of the vehicle and
crashed into a line of trees at the side of the highway.
Police claim that speed contributed to the accident.
Witnesses said the driver hit the first tree head-on, which
caused the vehicle to turn sideways before hitting the second
The car was split in two as a result of the second impact and
the driver had to be extracted from the wreck with the jaws of
Two women passengers were in seriouss condition on Thurs-
day after being rushed to the Princess Margaret hospital.
Police were still unable to confirm the identity of the driver.

NOTICE is hereby given that JEAN CLAUDE PIERRE, OF
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 9TH day of APRIL, 2005 to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box
N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

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52wk-HI 52wk-Low Symbol Previous Close Today $Close Change Dally Vol. EPS $ Div $ PIE Yield
1.20 0.95 Abaco Markets 0.95 095 0.00 -0.219 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%
6.00 5.55 Bank of Bahamas 6.00 6.00 0.00 0.152 0.330 11.0 5.50%
0.85 0.82 Benchmark 0.85 0.85 0.00 -0.057 0.000 N/M 0.00%
1.80 1.40 Bahamas Waste 1.40 1.45 0.05 4,200 0.101 0.000 14.4 0.00%
1.04 0.87 Fidelity Bank .1.04 1.04 0.00 0.007 0.040 14.1 3.85%
8.23 6.76 Cable Bahamas 8.23 8.23 0.00 0.556 0.240 14.8 2.92%
2.20 1.52 Colina Holdings 2.20 2.20 0.00 0.259 0.060 8.5 2.73%
8.35 6.75 Commonwealth Bank 8.35 i 8.35 0.00 0.632 0.390 12.9 4.67%
1.50 0.35 Doctor's Hospital 1.50 ' 1.50 0.00 0.228 0.000 6.6 0.00%
4.02 3.13 Famguard 4.02 4.02 0.00 2.700 0.406 0.230 9.9 5.72%
10.40 8.39 Finco 10.40 ', 10.40 0.00 0.662 0.490 15.7 4.71%
7.75 6.54 FirstCaribbean 7.75 7.75 0.00 0.591 0.330 13.1 4.26%
8.60 8.31 Focol 8.35 8.35 0.00 0.710 0.500 11.7 5.99%
1.99 1.27 Freeport Concrete 1.27 1.27 0.00 0.082 0.000 15.5 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 5.98 5.94 -0.04 0.201 0.000 29.8 0.00%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 1.979 0.350 5.1 3.50%
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Symbol Bid $ Ask$ Last Price Weekly Vol. EPS $ Div $ PIE Yield
13.00 12.50 Bahamas Supermarkets 12.25 13.25 11.00 1.488 0.960 9.1 7.25%
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 -0.103 0.000 N/M 0.00%
52wk-HI 52wk-Low Fund Name NAV YTD% Last 12 Months Div $ Yield %
1.2164 1.1609 Colina Money Market Fund 1.216402*
2.2268 1.9423 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 2.2268 ***
10.3112 10.0000 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 10.3112*****
2.2214 2.0941 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.221401""
1.0931 1.0320 Colina Bond Fund 1.093141"***"

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 Fldelit
52wk-Low Lowest closing price In last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fildelltf
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
Dally Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV $ Dividends per share paid In the last 12 months NIM Not Meaningful
PIE Closing price divided by the last 12 month eamings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1. 1994 = 100
- AS AT MAR. 31, 20051"" AS AT FEB. 28, 2005
* AS AT MAR. 24, 2005/1** AS AT MAR. 31, 2005/ ""* AS AT MAR. 31, 2005
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EDITOR, The Tribune.

WHEN will the right hon-
ourable prime minister wake
up from his Rip van Winkle
sleep and rightfully govern
the affairs of the Bahamian
people? When will the abuse
of power cease? Is it me or
has our Prime Minister
become arrogant lately?
My intelligence and that
of the Bahamian people are
being assaulted by the terri-
ble decisions that the Prime
Minister and the Cabinet of
the Bahamas are making. It
would appear that every
God-given week the Chair-
man of the Progressive Lib-
eral Party, Mr Raynard Rig-
by is attempting to defend
the indefensible. Can some-
one please tell me, why is
Mr Sidney Stubbs still an
issue? A year has come and
gone and Mr Stubbs has not
set foot in the house of par-
liament; isn't something
wrong with this picture? Mr
Sidney Stubbs was elected
to serve the interest of his
constituents, but to date, in
my opinion, he has serve
only his own. It is my under-
standingthat Mr. Stubbs
continues to draw his parlia-
mentary salary yet he can-
not vote to effect positive
change for the good people
of the Holy Cross Con-
stituency! If this is in fact so,
do Mr Christie and the PLP
have a sense of shame? I
have com. rp o n clusuon
as to; whythe PLR are acting.
the way tthey,, in the
Stubbs affair; they are sim-
ply afraid to face the elec-
The PLP know quite well
that their performance to
date has been nothing short
of dismal. They have failed
in just about every aspect of
Morally and ethically they
say "where you put me". Mr
Christie can never imagine
the negative moral and
social fallout that his present
cabinet is having on the
youth of this nation.
Mr Christie would do well
to listen to some cogent
advice given by his Deputy
leader, Minister Cynthia
Pratt, when she addressed
the 70th annual convention
of the Exuma district of the
Bahamas Baptist Union.
The following are a few

NOTICE is hereby given that FELICITA PHILIPPE, 840 NW
10TH AVE #3, FT. LAUDERDALE FL33311, is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 9TH day of APRIL, 2005 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,


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words of Minister Pratt as
reported in one of our news-
papers: Issues of faith and
values "are as important for
growth and development of
our nation as are economics
and commercial develop-
Sadly, however, one must
proclaim that this generation
in large numbers has aban-
doned faith, values, morality
and other virtues as being
relics of the past. Many view
those of us who hold on to
these attributes as persons
whose time has past. All of
us must surely know the lim-
its of moral behaviour, self
discipline, tolerance, respect
for individuals, and love and

charity in our hearts for one
another. No society can
hope to progress, much less
hope to survive without the
underpinning of these core
values in place. "At the core
of many of our criminal
problems is a fundamental
breakdown in the family
structure and a disregard for
the morals, values and insti-
tutions which hold our soci-
ety together". Amen and
This writer feels strongly
that Minister Pratt's words
would be most appropriate
if it had fallen on the ears of
our Prime Minister Perry
Gladstone Christie and her
cabinet colleagues.

March 24, 2005.

EDITOR, The Tribune.

WHEN a man strives for the top prize he must be careful
not to chop at shadows nor should he avoid shaking hands
with the truth. And so it was with Montagu MP Brent
Symonette's interview with The Tribune (March 30).
..-, Toillustrate1 Hubert Ingraham's decisiveness he erro-
neously said that when Hubert Ingraham found my actions'
inappropriate", he said "haveyour resignation on my desk
by 5pm or you are fired".
He did not tell me to have my resignation on his desk by
5pm nor did he mention the word "fired". He asked that both
Tennyson Well's and my resignations to be delivered by
In fact, the question still remains as to *hether my resig-
nation, which he had asked for, arrived at Government
House before or after Hubert Ingraham informed the Gov-
ernor General that he had decided to fire me. But that sto-7
ry will be told at another date.
Knowing the facts I must assume, therefore, that Mr.
Symonette was referring to his own demise as the chair-
man of the Airport Authority. Maybe Mr. Symonette,
who I understand was balking at resigning, was told by the
former Prime Minister to have his resignation in by 5pm or
be fired.
It was inappropriate when Mr. Symonette decided to do
business with a company in which he was a shareholder.
He should have known better. This was beyond a shadow of
a doubt inappropriate.
When I became Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries
my first instruction to the Permanent Secretary was to advise
the staff that no transactions by that Ministry were to be car-
ried out with Executive Printers because I was a sharehold-
er in that company. I did the same thing when I transferred
This avoided the charge of "conflict of interest" ever
being levelled at me, as was levelled at Mr. Symonette.
Mr. Symonette would be well advised to take that advice.

April 4, 2005.


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COB closes $3.2m

property deal

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE College of the
Bahamas yesterday closed a
$3.2 million deal for a
Thompson Blvd commercial
property near the Oakes
Field campus.
College officials say it is
the first in a series of upcom-
ing real estate purchases for
an expansion which it is
hoped will lead to the goal
of university status.
The 40,000 square-foot
property, which formally
housed the Passport Office,
the Criminal Detective Unit
and the Ministry of Housing
and Social Services, will
undergo renovations costing
four million dollars before
opening it's doors to the col-
lege community.
COB president Dr Rodney
Smith said the two-story
complex is the first asset that
COB holds in its own name,
with all other college prop-
erties owned by the
Bahamas Treasury.

He said that once refur-
bished, the building will
accommodate the schools of
social sciences and educa-
tion; a university bookstore
and business centre; a cafe;
lecture rooms and theatres;
the office of graduate stud-
ies; a full service business
centre; a 40-foot boardroom
and "edu-tech" rooms.
Dr Smith said that by the
fall semester, he expects the
building to be occupied by
faculty and some graduate
students. This, he said will
go a long way to "freeing up
much needed space for a
growing institution."
Chairman of COB
Franklyn Wilson said the
purchase is a major mile-
stone in the 30-year history
of the institution and a part
of the "evolution of COB
into the University of the
"This is part of a larger
vision," said Mr Wilson,
"whichwill have significant
impact on Bain Town and
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Call for legislation

against graffiti

Tribune Staff Reporter
Carey said he is concerned about
the amount of vandalism in his
constituency and has called for
anti-graffiti legislation.
Mr Carey, parliamentary sec-
retary in the Ministry of Works
and Utilities, said his constituen-
cy has "a serious problem with
persons defacing public and pri-
vate properties with paint and
spray cans."
He said: "Over the past few
years, there has been a concerted
effort by persons in our commu-
nities who exhibit anti-social


Tribune Staff Reporter
I vex at errybody miss./
My family make me mad,
go to work my co-work-
ers acting stupid make
me vex, go to church
and errybody gossiping
bout what ya wearing.
Just erry body making
me vex, people in 2005
need to stop being so
Just Vex in
"I am vex at the traf-
fic situation which takes
place every morning
around the Village
Road round-about. It is
a chaos, because people
keep cutting into the line \
either by City Markets or
by the Kentucky in the
shopping centre. This com-
pletely strangles the traffic and
makes going to work in the morning
take twice as long as it needs to.

Fed up on Solider Road.

"I have a co-worker who always begs me for lunch everyday and
of course I always offer her some of what I have. So yesterday,
when I had no money, I ask her what she was eating and she said,
S"Chile ain nothing" so I went to make some copies and when I
come back, she was eating crab salad and a chicken dinner. Come
see her trying to hide the food, when she see me0coming. How
mean could you be? It ain like I was going to eat all her food, I just
wanted something to hold me 'til I went to the ATM. But you
know what they say, "Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice
shame on me. She don't have to worry about me buying her
lunch no more
"No more greedy friend"
"I feel like we are bding duped by the government when it
comes to these heads of agreements for development. I think
that the government does not take the time or the resources to
conduct proper and adequate environmental impact assessments
which would allow persons to make intelligent and informed
decisions about projects which could have major effects on the
entire country"
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MP hits out

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behaviour in the form of graffiti
to deface properties."
"It is totally unacceptable and
many residents have come to me
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asked that I do something about
it," he said.
The MP said that when driving
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"This demonstrates that we
have a serious problem on our
island. To a lesser extent this
problem exists in some of the
Family Islands.
"However, if the Bahamas is
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more rigid approach to dealing
with certain anti-social behaviour
as it adversely impacts our sur-
roundings and environment," he
Mr Carey said that the anti-
graffiti campaigns in the past have
not been enough, and that it may
be appropriate to introduce anti-
graffiti legislation, which "specif-
ically speaks to the consequences
as a result of violating our beau-
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"There are too many instances
throughout the city of Nassau
where graffiti is evident. Bahami-
ans must not be tolerant of slack-
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be corrected and prevented. Graf-
fiti sends the wrong message to
our citizens.
"It sends the message that it
doesn't matter how our sur-
roundings look and that criminals
and their evil ways are welcome,"
he said.
Mr Carey has encouraged all

John Carey

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Forum recommends more male

teachers to reduce school violence

Tribune Staff Reporter
INCREASING the number
of male teachers in the school
system can reduce violence
among students said the
Bahamian Forum following it's
debate on public education
earlier this month.
During the discussion, it was
revealed that a local gang is
trying to infiltrate primary
On April 6, the local think-
.tank hosted a discussion enti-
tled: "Public education: a ser-
vice or disservice to Bahamian

The meeting featured for-
mer principal EJ Bowe, for-
mer teacher Julia Barnwell,
and Cassandra Davenport, the
Bahamian Forum's executive
committee and lead researcher.
Mr Bowe, who has been an
educator for some 30 years,
said that over the past two
decades, "successive govern-
ments have pushed or caused
many male teachers to exit the
public school system where

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they are badly needed."
"We all know that more
male models are needed in the
primary, junior and senior high
schools. The constant bashing
of the men must cease and fur-
ther, the system must stop
overlooking them when they
are in line and deserving of
Mrs Davenport noted that
over the past several.years
school violence has escalated
to the point that police are
needed in some schools to
maintain peace.
She pointed out that young
people are often faced with sit-
uations that lead them to'
become violent.
"There is a talk of a vicious
gang attempting to penetrate
the primary schools in our
country recruiting members by
using bullying tactics, violating
our young girls, threatening the
young boys these same young

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people, who at this time are
dedicated to their school
work," she said.
Mrs Davenport said that
while no one is questioning the
ability of female teachers to
perform as head mistresses,
women as principals may not
be able to cope with the par-
ticular problem of violence as it
exists today.

According to Mrs Daven-
port, more research needs to
be done to on the background
of students and a determined
effort must be made to find out
if they suffer any abuse at
She said verbal abuse of
young boys by women is com-
monplace and sexual abuse of
young girls is endemic.
Mr Bowe noted that good
manners and behavior must
come first in any school.
"Students must have self-
respect and respect for others
and other people's properties."
He said an orderly class is cer-
tain to receive more tutoring
than a disruptive one.
In addition, he said more
extra-curriculum activities need
to be introduced so that stu-
dents can have "down time",
but at the same time be kept

Bishop Simeon Hall:

education forced out of

national consciousness

Tribune Staff Reporter
EDUCATION has been
forced out of the national
consciousness by sports,
music and junkanoo, accord-
ing to Bishop Simeon Hall.
Bishop Hall, who is pastor
of New Covenant Baptist
Church, said that education is
no longer a "national priori-
ty for the majority of
Bishop Hall said in a press
release yesterday that the
premium put on education is
far too low.
"Sports, music and
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almost at the exclusion of
everything else, and tragical-
ly, this thinking prevails in
our schools," he said.
Bishop Hall called for strict
measures to be put in place
"to raise our schools to fields
of learning, rather than fields
of violence."
In making a comparison
between the Bahamas in the
50's and 60's and the country
today, the Bishop said that
education was once the fore-
most tool for positive
progress and community
development, especially for
the masses.
He said the Bahamas is
now becoming an "anti-intel-
lectual Junkanoo society",
where ignorance is reward-
ed and a lack of interest or
concern "holds sway over
much of our culture."

Bishop Hall said that edu-
cational exercises such as
drama, intelligent dialogue,
and reading do not receive
public support, while support
for proms and parties is

He pointed out that the
money spent on these events
and on the latest parapher-
nalia outweighs the money
spent on text books and sup-
port for parent teacher asso-
"Adding to our dilemma
is the tragedy in the Bahami-
an Church in which
ignorance is sanctified and
foolishness is used to cater
to the whims and wishes5
of the crowd," said Bishop,

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president hits out

over bus franchise fees

Tribune Staff Reporter
asked for $50,000 to help man-
age the public transportation
Reuben Rahming, president
of the Public Transportation
Association (PTA), said gov-
ernment has never invested in
the system, even though there
are currently hundreds of bus
franchises in operation.
Mr Rahming critised the gov-
ernment for raising fees for
these franchises, and said the
small businesses seem to be
under attack.
"We represent the largest
conglomerate of businesses and
franchise owners under one
umbrella," he said, "averaging
more than 250 small businesses,
and what money has any gov-
ernment invested into this?"
According to Mr Rahming,
the PTA is attempting to
revamp the negative perception
of jitneys, and change their sta-
tus to that of a vital entity.

"We represent intelligent
individuals," he said, "there are
many doctors, lawyers, and oth-
er professionals who actually
own these franchises. We are
on, our way to completing our
co-operative structure and our
approach is nationalistic, we
cannot operate such a vital enti-
ty in a vacuum."
The proposal submitted to
the government, nicknamed
"Operation Slow Down", aims
to cut down on the reckless dri-
ving or the "rat race" many dri-
vers compete in on the road, he
"We can, within two weeks,
cause every bus to proceed on
their routes without ever
exceeding the speed limit," Mr
Rahming claimed.
" "This may not answer all
questions but it will definitely
put apgood dent into some of
the problems going on today."

Mr Rahming said that there
seems to be a myth that jitneys
are the main contributors to the
traffic congestion in New Prov-
"This is not the case," he said,
"the reality is that the high vol-
ume of cars is the problem, not
the jitneys."
According to Mr Rahming,
both the number of vehicles and
the general level of vehicle qual-
ity contribute to congestion and
harm the environment. He said
that he is taking proactive steps
to address these problems with-
in his association.
"We can put a significant
dent in the environmental
degradation that is occurring
because of the massive amount
of cars, by starting with improv-
ing our own systems," he said.
Mr Rahming said the associ-
ation is working with a private
entity to put in place "ahead of
any governmental regulations,"
an emissions testing system
which will be mandatory for all
their members.

Mr Yoshitsugu Sakai, sales
manager of the Japanese-based
Prabhu Company, one of the
association's suppliers, is cur-
rently in New Providence
assessing the public transporta-
tion system.
The first thing Mr Sakai
noticed is the lack of signs on
the road for public transporta-

"Its very important for a pub-
lic transportation system to
have signs," said Mr Sakai. "In
Japan.we have rigid schedules
that drivers follow, uniforms,
and every driver must have spe-
cial qualifications to drive the
Mr Sakai said he also noticed
that micro-buses are the best
option for New Providence,
because of its small size, but
they should be modified to suit
the needs of those traveling
upon them, such as young chil-
dren or the elderly, who may

require a lower entrance step
for example.
"It is very different in Japan,"
he said, "and we take the
responsibility of driving the bus-
es very seriously.
"There are many things to

improve here in the Bahamas
but I am sure changes will hap-
pen soon."
Mr Rahming said that the
organisation will soon be offer-
ing special programmes which
are aimed at helping drivers

manage the stress that comes
with the job.
He said that there will also
be a unified hiring in place very
soon, which will adhere to
internationally certified stan-

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(Trini Road March Queen 2K3), Spice and Lady
E. @ Cable Beach Grounds. Saturday, April 16 @
Cable Beach Grounds. Admission: $20 (advance),
$25 (at the gate). Ticket location: Alpha Sounds.
Hosted by JJ, backed by Visage.
Exotic Saturdays @ Fridays Soon Come starts
with 3 for $10 drink specials. Admission: $10
before midnight and $15 after. Ladies free before
Rave Saturdays @ Club Eclipse. DJ Scoobz
spinning the best in Old Skool. Admission $35, all
inclusive food and drink.
Fever @ Bahama Boom, Elizabeth St, down-
town, every Friday night. Admission $10 before
midnight. First 50 women get free champagne.
First 50 men get a free Greycliff cigar. Dress to
impress. For VIP reservations call 356-4612.
Cool Runnings is back with a Conscious Party
@ Hard Rock Cafe, Charlotte St North every Fri-
day. Classic reggae style music. Admission $10.
Mellow Moods every Sunday @ Fluid Lounge
and Nightclub, Bay St, featuring hits from yes-
terday old school reggae and rockers down-
stairs, and golden oldies upstairs. Admission:
Free. Doors open 9pm.
Karaoke'Music Mondaze @ Topshotters Sports
Bar. Drink specials all night long, including
karaoke warm-up drink to get you started. Party
from 8pm-until ..,
Karaoke Nights @ Fluid Lounge and Night-
club. Begins 10pm every Tuesday. Weekly winners
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
Reggae Tuesdays @ Bahama Boom. Cover
charge includes a free Guinness and there should
be lots of prizes and surprises. Admission: Ladies
$10 and Men $15.
Hump Day Happy Hour @ Topshotters Sports
Bar every Wednesday 5pm-8pm. Free appetiz-
ers and numerous drink specials.
Flash Nights @ Club Fluid every Thursday. The
ultimate Ladies Night. Join Nassau's and Miami
Beach's finest men. Ladies only before 11.30pm
with free champagne. Guys allowed after 11.30pm
with $20 cover.
The Pit @ Bahama Boom, every Thursday.
Doors open at 9pm, showtime 11.30pm. Cover
charge $15. $10 with flyer.
Fantasy Fridays @ Fluid Lounge, featuring late
'80s music in the VIP Lounge, Top of the Charts
in the Main Lounge, neon lights and Go Go
dancers. Glow sticks for all in before midnight.
Admission: Ladies free before ll1pm, $15 after;
Guys $20 all night.
Dicky Mo's Fridays @ Cable Beach. Happy
Hour 3 for $10 mixed drinks and $1 shots.
Twisted Boodah Lounge @ Cafe Segafredo,
Charlotte St kicks off early this Friday at 6pm
with deep house to hard house music, featuring
CraigBOO, Unkle Funky and Sworl'wide on the
Chill Out Sundays @ Coco Loco, Sandyport,
from 4pm-until, playing deep, funky chill moods
with world beats.
Sweet Sunday Chill Out Soiree Lounge, every
Sunday, 4pm-midnight @ Patio Grille, British
Colonial Hotel.
Wet Sundays, every Sunday, noon-midnight @
Crystal Cay Beach. Admission $10, ladies free.

Revel in the Arts

REVEL in the Arts, a celebration of the
visual, musical and culinary arts, hosted by the
Lyford Cay Scholars' Association (LCSA), will
be held on Saturday, April 16 at 7pm at Mount-
batten House & Gardens, West Hill Street.
The gala cocktail benefits the Harry C Moore
Memorial Scholarship in the Arts, to fund the
education of Bahamian arts students. Thirty
well-known artists have donated artwork for a
silent auction. Opening bids will begin at half
the value, providing the "rare" opportunity to
obtain your favourite artist's work at very good
Revel in fine food, wine, live music, live food

Carib Scene @ Club, Fluid every Sunday, A
night of Caribbean, Latin and Reggae flavours
for all audiences. Latin Flair in the VIP Lounge;
Old School Reggae and Soca in the Main Lounge.
Ladies in free before 11pm. $10 after llpm. Men,
$15 cover charge.
TooLooSe @ Indigo Restaurant on West Bay St
and Skyline Drive. Singer/songwriter Steven Hold-
en performs solo with special guests on Thurs-
day from 9pm midnight.
The Graham Holden Deal @ The Green Par-
rot....David Graham, Steve Holden, Tim Deal
and Friends perform Sunday, 7pm 10pm @ Hur-
ricane Hole on Paradise Island.
Jay Mitchell and Hot KC @ Palm Court
Lounge, British Colonial Hilton, Wednesday-
Thursday 8pm-12am.
Sunday Night Interlude @ Briteley's Restaurant
& Lounge, Eneas St off Poinciana Drive. Fea-
turing Frankie Victory at the key board in the
After Dark Room every Sunday, 8.30pm to mid-
night. Fine food and drinks.
Paul Hanna, Tabatha and Gernie, and the
Caribbean Express perform at Traveller's Rest,
West Bay St, every Sunday, 6.30pm-9.30pm.
The Arts
Revel in the Arts, a gala cocktial
fundraiser celebrating the visual, musical
and culinary arts, will be held at Mount-
batten House & Gardens, West Hill Street
on Saturday, April 16. Featuring: an Art
& Services auction; door prizes; live music;
and Dine Around, a culinary feast featuring
the cuisine of Nassau's most exclusive
restaurants. Hosted by the Lyford Cay
Scholars' Association (LCSA). Dress: island
elegance. Time: 7pm. Proceeds in aid of
the Lyford Cay Foundation's Harry C
Moore Memorial Scholarship in the Arts.
Tickets @ $75 can be purchased by con-
tacting Monique Hinsey, 362-4910; John A
C Benjamin, 394-9541; Mark A Jordan, 361-
5220 ext 264; Erica James, 328-5800 ext
Bond, an exhibition of recent works by
mother and son artists Sue Bennett-
Williams and Jason Bennett will run this

demonstrations and much more.
The gala event will also introduce the much
anticipated "Dine Around", where cuisine from
the island's finest restaurants will be available.
Guests will also have an opportunity to retain
the in-house services of some of the Bahamas'
top chefs, and the services of numerous pro-
fessionals in fields including graphic design,
personal care and assistance.
For tickets @ $75, contact Monique Hinsey,
362-4910; John A C Benjamin, 394-9541; Mark
A Jordan, 361-5220 ext 264; Erica James, 328-
5800 ext 227. Door prizes will also be avail-

month at Popostudios Gallery in Chip-
pingha,,;The exhibition features paintings,
mixed media and ceramics.
Talking Canvases, a solo exhibition by
artist Marlon Hunt at the Central Bank
Art Gallery, Market St. The show runs
through April 28.
The National Collection @ the National Art
Gallery of the Bahamas, an exhibition that
takes the viewer on a journey through the his-
tory of fine art in the Bahamas. It features sig-
nature pieces from the national collection,
including recent acquisitions by Blue Curry,
Antonius Roberts and Dionne Benjamin-Smith.
Gallery hours, Tuesday-Saturday, llam-4pm.
Call 328-5800 to book tours.
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-Saturday, 11am-
4pm. Call 328-5800 to book tours.
The Awakening Landscape: The Nassau
Watercolours of Gaspard Le Marchand Tupper,
from the collection of Orjan and Amanda Lin-
droth @ the National Art Gallery of the
Bahamas. The mid-nineteenth century paintings
that make up the exhibition are part of one of
the earliest suites of paintings of Nassau and its
Tupper was a British military officer sta-
tioned at Fort Charlotte in the 1850s. The works
show a pre-modern Bahamas through the
decidely British medium of watercolour.
Gallery hours, Tuesday-Saturday, llam-4pm.
Call 328-5800 to book tours.


Doctors Hospital Distinguished Lecture
Series: High blood pressure affects one in four
adults. Distinguished physician Dr Judson
Eneas will discuss "Hypertension, the Silent
Killer Exposed" on Thursday, April 21 at 6pm
in the Doctors Hospital conference room. This
lecture will increase awareness and educate
persons about how to prevent, treat, and man-
age high blood pressure as well as the related
cardiovascular diseases. The lecture is free to
the general public. Free blood pressure, cho-
lesterol and glucose screenings will be per-
formed between 5pm and 6pm. To ensure avail-
able seating RSVP 302-4603.


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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 chil-
dren. CPR and First Aid classes are offered every
third Saturday of the month from 9am-lpm. Con-
tact a Doctors Hospital Community Training Rep-
resentative at 302-4732 for more information and
learn to save a life today.
REACH Resources & Education for
Autism and related Challenges meets from
7pm- 9pm the second Thursday of each month
in the cafeteria of the BEC building, Blue Hill
CivicClubs ; 'ml
Toastmasters Club 1905 meets Tuesday, 7.30pm
@ BEC Cafe, Tucker Rd. Club 9477 meets Friday,
7pm @ Bahamas Baptist Community College Rm.
A19, Jean St. Club 3956 meets Thursday, 730pmpi
@ British Colonial Hilton. Club 1600 meets Thurs-
day, 8.30pm @ SuperClubs Breezes. Club 7178
meets Tuesday, 6pm @ The J Whitney Pinder
Building, Collins Ave. Club 2437 meets every
second, fourth and fifth Wednesday at the J Whit-`
ney Pinder Building, Collins Ave at 6pm. Club
612315 meets Monday 6pm @ Wyndham Nassau
Resort, Cable Beach. Club 753494 meets every
Wednesday, 6pm-8pm in the Solomon's Build-
ing, East-West Highway. All are welcome.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Eta Psi Omega
chapter meets every second Tuesday, 6.30pm @
the Eleuthera Room in the Wyndham Nassau
Resort, Cable Beach.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity meets every first
Tuesday, 7pm @ Gaylord's Restaurant,
Dowdeswell St. Please call 502-4842/377-4589 for
more info.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity meets every second
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.
Nassau Council 10415 Knights of Columbus
meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the
month, 8pm @ St Augustine's Monestary.
Nassau Bahamas Koinonia meets every sec-
ond Friday of each month, 7.30pm at Emmaus
Centre at St Augustine's Monestary. For more
info call 325-1947 after 4pm.
International Association of Administrative
Professionals, Bahamas Chapter meets the third
Thursday of every month @ Superclubs Breezes,
Cable Beach, 6pm.

AMISTAD, a Spanish club meets the third Fri-
day of the month at COB's Tourism Training
Centre at 7pm in Room 144 during the academic
year. The group promotes the Spanish language
and culture in the community.

Send all your civic and social events to The
Tribune via fax: 328-2398 or e-mail:

Importance of displaying

an attitude of gratitude

FOR some five years,
mostly in the early
1970s, we were employed in
the personnel department of
Resorts International on Par-
adise Island, having manage-
ment responsibility for train-
ing during the latter period of
our stay with that large com-
pany. It was an experience
that taught us many valuable
lessons, and they have boded
us well ever since.
During that time, we dis-
covered that the best workers
are not always found in the
management echelon or
even at the clerical level, for
that matter. Sometimes, they
are more often found among
those who occupy the lower
ranks of the staff totem pole.
Thus, we were pleased that
the company not only recog-
nised this fact, but also con-
sistently rewarded excellence,
irrespective of its employee's
rank, by demonstrating its
appreciation for the same via
many tangible expressions of
While this wholesome trend
has continued throughout the
local hotel industry, it remains
the exception rather than the
rule in far too many other

areas of employment, howev-
er. There, through blatant sta-
tus discrimination in the staff
structure, the best performers
at the lower levels are rarely
afforded any public recogni-
tion for their contribution to
their respective company's
success, let alone given any
tangible expression of grati-
tude for the same.Such hon-
ours seem always to be
reserved for those in the upper
levels of employment.
A few years later, while
serving as a member of the
House of Assembly, we were
tempted to shout "second the
motion", each time the Hon.
Philip Bethel, while making
his contribution to a debate,



offered the following admo-
nition: "We must learn to
develop an attitude of grati-
tude." Spoken in his crisp
Palmetto Point, Eleuthera,
accent, the letter 'h' always
preceded the letter 'a' in atti-
tude, seemingly as if for

E very time we heard
that admonition, we
never failed to reflect upon
the discrimination meted out
to deserving workers at the
lower employment level in this
country, and that reflection
only served to accentuate the
profoundness of Mr Bethel's
serious advice. Thus, it was
our pleasure last weekend to
attend an event that so mag-
nificently depicted the impor-
tance of displaying an attitude
of gratitude, especially to one
such worker who had given
long and exemplary service to
his employer.
We refer to the farewell

reception given by the Antiq-
uities, Monuments and Muse-
ums Corporation (AMMC) in
honour and appreciation of
Mr Rufus George Johnson. A
retiring tour guide at Fort
Charlotte, he had faithfully
performed as such at that his-
torical site for almost a half
century having commenced
his exemplary service long
before either the AMMC or
even the Department of
Archives had been estab-
Mr Johnson was born on
February 21, 1940, at Little
Harbour, in the Berry Islands.
In January, 1958, he com-
menced his Public Service
employment with the Devel-
opment Board, of which the




late Sir Stafford Sands was
chairman. The Development
Board was then located in a
small wooden building in
Rawson Square. The board,
which later moved to new
offices at the Carlton House in
East Street, eventually
became the Ministry of
Tourism in 1964, when inter-
nal self-government (Cabinet-
style) was accorded The
Bahamas, then a British
The event was held appro-
priately in the moat area of
the fort, under decorative
white tents, and with old-fash-
ioned kerosene lamps on each
table. The staff at the fort had
done a remarkable job at
making the scene befitting the
occasion, all in appreciation
of their retiring colleague's
comradeship, exemplary
deportment, and willingness
to impart his narrative skills
to them over the years. The
AMMC proposes to offer the
fort to facilitate weddings par-
ties and similar functions in
that historic and yet generally
secure setting.

Besides a good repre-
sentation of AMMC
staff, joining Mr Johnson on
this special evening were his
wife, family members and oth-
er well-wishers. Included
among the latter was the Rev-
erend Fr Michael Kelly, the
rector of his beloved Our
Lady's Roman Catholic
Church, who gave the invoca-
tion. Master of ceremonies for
the occasion"wdA his faithful
prot6g6 Mr Byron Trotman,
himself an outstanding tour
guide at Fort Charlotte. The
evening's only damper was the
absence of Mr Johnson's long-
time friend and fellow tour
guide, the late Mr Wenzel Git-
tens, who died three years ago.
During the reception, a tape
recording of one of Mr John-
son's guided tours was played
over the sound system. It pre-
sented him at his best, while
giving a detailed account of
the fort to one of the many
thousands of visitor groups he
was privileged to escort
through that historical site.
Given the ease with which
Mr Johnson came over that
tape performing his task, one
can safely imagine that, if
awoken at midnight, he could
readily give an encore with-

out omitting the minutest
One of the highlights of the
evening was a moving tribute
to Mr Johnson by Dr Keith
Tinker, the AMMC's manag-
ing director, for his long and
exemplary service to that cor-
poration and the other gov-
ernment agencies that were
previously entrusted with the

shirking from a challenge. He
is truly an ambassador of
goodwill for the corporation,
ever willing to assist wherever
he can."
Continuing, Dr Tinker
added: "His knowledge of the
fort extends beyond this his-
toric site to world affairs. Mr
Johnson is indeed a Bahamian
hero of distinction." Dr Tinker

"One of the highlights of the
evening was a moving tribute
to Mr Johnson by Dr Keith
Tinker, the AMMC's managing
director, for his long and
exemplary service to that
corporation and the other
government agencies that were
previously entrusted with
the responsibility for our
country's historical sites. "

responsibility for our coun-
try's historical sites.
In his remarks, Dr Tinker,
among other sentiments, com-
mented thus:
"Mr Johnson is the essence
of humility and professional-
ism. He has always presented
himself with dignity, never

concluded his tribute by
declaring Mr Johnson the
AMMC's tour guide emeritus.
The young and talented
Osano Neely interspersed the
presentation of two plaques
to Mr Johnson and a bouquet
of flowers to Mrs Johnson by
Mr Trotman, Miss Althea

Smith and Miss Lavette Col-
lie, respectfully, with his trib-
ute in songs. In so doing, he
treated all in attendance with
beautiful renditions of two
lovely songs that were most
appropriate for the occasion.
Afterwards, Mr Johnson, in
expressing his gratitude to all,
admonished his former col-
leagues to always give their
best in attempting to maintain
the high standard of service
that he had imparted to them
by instruction and example
over the years.
All things considered, it was
truly a delightful occasion, one
that was totally enjoyed by Mr
Johnson's family, his friends
and colleagues. A glow of sat-
isfaction and hope radiated
from the faces of the latter
group, as they seemingly envi-
sioned a similar display of that
attitude of gratitude when
their respective retirement
times roll around. Finally, in
conveying our congratulations
to Mr Johnson, we pray that
God will continue to bless him
with good health, thereby
enabling him to fully enjoy his
retirement years.

(George W Mackey's book
"Millennium Perspectives", a
compilation of Viewpoints and
other interesting topics, is avail-
able at leading bookstores
locally. E-mail: georgewmack-

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"During the reception, a
tape recording of one of Mr
Johnson's guided tours was
played over the sound system.
It presented him at his best,
while giving a detailed account
of the fort to one of the many
thousands of visitor groups he
was privileged to escort
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FROM page one
in the country.
During an explosive meeting
on Cat Cay last month, Keod
Smith reportedly chose to sit
with LNG protester, investor
Manuel Diaz, instead of the
government contingent led by
Trade and Industry Minister
Leslie Miller.
Written on December 22,
2004, the letter refers to a meet-
ing in Miami, Florida, on
December 21, with Jim Ebling,
Tractebel's vice-president of
business development, with Dr
Doswell Coakley, and Mr Gre-
gory Moss, president and vice-
president respectively of the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
AES, the company behind
the rival LNG proposal at
Ocean Cay, told The Tribune
that it had never had meetings
with Mr Smith.
Recently Keod Smith

attempted to silence a member
of the BEST Commission from
making a presentation in Cat
Cay that was favourable to the
AES project planned for Ocean
A letter to Dr Ronald Coop-
er by Keod Smith said that the
latter was "shocked" to learn
of Dr Cooper's intended pre-
sentation to Cat Cay residents
without his knowledge or
The letter read: "You are not
permitted or otherwise allowed
to discuss any matter which is
being governed by the BEST
"This is to include but not be
limited to any 6f the LNG
pipeline proposals."
However, in the second letter,
sent by Mr Smith to Tractebel's
lawyer, point number four of
the recommendation reads:
"Address socio-economic
aspect of the environmental sus-
tainability of the project, by
engaging a team of the under-

signed to set up the framework
for negotiation of the benefit of
re-gasifying LNG to the
Point number five encour-
aged the company to engage in
discussions with the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce and "a
designated group of persons"
from Hepburn Town and the
Grand Bahama Port Authority
to "review the viability of relo-
cating residents of Hepburn
Alvin Smith said he was
shocked by this letter because
an ambassador to the environ-
ment should not be advising a
company how to proceed if they
wanted his blessing. Had he
done it with all the companies
involved "the perception may
not be as it is now," he added.
He questioned why the BEST
chairman would want this par-
ticular company to "receive
such favour."
"A lot of questions need to
be answered. Why would he go

out of his way to advise this
company? This would put this
company on unequal footing
with other companies," said Mr

Trade and Industry Minister
Leslie Miller said: "He is the
chairman of BEST and I guess

he does what he pleases. I do
not get involved on the envi-
ronmental side, it is mainly the
economic side."

Casino taxes 'will be paid'

before Cable Beach sale

FROM page one

speculation and enabled Baha Mar to proceed
with its $1.2 billion Cable Beach revitalisation
The purchase price was not disclosed, but
real estate sources said Mr Ruffin's properties
would fetch $150 million, at the high-end of
market valuations.
Baha Mar is planning a "full makeover" for
the Crystal Palace Casino, in addition to reno-
vating the Wyndham's towers and: roms at the
Nassau Beach Hotel. ,
Last year it was revealed that well in excess of
$14 million was owed by the Crystal Palace
Casino in casino taxes.
This fact raised concerns among some people
that the property would change hands without
government receiving its money.

However, Mr Gibson said the matter is before
Cabinet, as the Cable Beach sale is being dealt
with directly under the auspices of Prime Min-
ister Perry Christie.
"I am sure that whatever sale occurs the
Bahamian people's revenues would be given
to the Treasury," said Mr Gibson.
Each casino is required to pay into the Trea-
sury on winnings of up to $20 million, a mini-
mum of $4.3 million.
However, Mr Gibson pointed out that the
gangyg board does not collect taxes.
T'The Public Treasury is the only statutory
authority that has the power to collect gaming
taxes. We have no power to collect taxes or
force people to pay their taxes. The only power
we have is to.revoke licences for the breach of
regulations," he said.
Government is said to be working on legisla-
tion to give the board this authority.

FROM page one
Security departments.
The new policy required
all US citizens and foreigners
visiting the Bahamas,
Caribbean countries, Central
and South America, and re-
entering the US to present a
valid passport as of January
1, 2006.
The rule was also proposed
for Canada and Mexico,
which were to be given until
January 1, 2008, to comply
with the new requirements.
The Bahamas, in addition
to other countries in the
region, said it feared the
implementation date would
not give the tourism indus-
try sufficient time to adjust.
to the change and would ulti-
mately have a detrimental
impact on visitor arrivals.
President Bush said he was
concerned this new policy
could hinder the flow of traf-
fic between the US and oth-

er countries mentioned in
the new rule.
"If people have to have a
passport, it's going to disrupt
the honest flow of traffic. I
think there's some flexibility
in the law, and that's what
we're checking out right
"I thought there was a bet-
ter way to expedite the legal
flow of traffic and people,"
he said.
The US president said he
has now ordered a review of
the rules.
Earlier this week, tourism
officials told The Tribune
that the period until Decem-
ber was insufficient to devel-
opment an awareness of the
new policy within the indus-
The Bahamas Hotel Asso-
ciation also wrote letters to
US Ambassador John, D
Rood and Minister of For-
eign Affairs Fred Mitchell
asking that the implementa-

tion deadline for tourists vis-
iting the Bahamas be on par
with that of Canada and

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T he College of the
Bahamas Union of
Students (COBUS)
recently welcomed
members of the
public to the second annual COB
Student Gala BalL
"Over the past few years,
COBUS has made powerful
strides in promoting the student
voice and signaling a new devel-
opment in interactions between
students, faculty, staff and admin-
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S that your organisation has accept-
? ed whole-heartedly and to the
best of your abilities," said Colyn
Major, vice-president of Student
The event was held in the
1g. Grand Ballroom of SuperClubs
Breezes resort, Cable Beach,
under the theme, "Relive The
Said Theo Cooper, president
of COBUS: "As we leave office
in short order, and as I reflect onW
the year, certainly I can say that
God has indeed been good.
Through all of the rough times
and the challenges, tonight is tes-
tament that despite, we have
made it over.
"I would like to personally con-
gratulate COBUS 2004-2005 for a
job well done. You have certain-
ly left an indelible legacy at the
college, and I challenge those
coming after us to follow suit."
Photos by Franklyno
SDRESSED IN STYLE Theo Cooper, president of COBUS. G Ferguson ELEGANT Tehillah Campbell, incoming president of Golden Z Club.

* THREE BEAUTIES Pictured (1-r) are: D'Andra Andrews, .. LADIES IN BLACK Pictured (1-r) are: MichelaBarnett, a
financial secretary of COBUS; Shantarra Davis, communications 0 BIOLOGY/CHEMISTRY major guest; Mrs Rubie Nottage, vice president and general counsel at
secretary; and Tiffany Johnson, internal affairs secretary. Ronnessa Duncombe. COB; and Heather Cover, of Freeport, Grand Bahama.

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VWITH so much lumber in
*|eir line-up, the defending
4htional champions TBS
puckers knew sooner or later
.ey would have gotten to the
',untry's best pitcher Edney
;1he Heat' Bethel.
.Shortstop Marvin Wood
dime through twice, first to
, the score and then to score
:ie winning run in the bottom
Sthe eighth. inning to seal a
ose 4-3 decision for the
defeatedd Truckers Thurs-
dy night at the Churchill Ten-
Knowles National Softball
"He had to pitch to one of
us and he had to make a mis-
take. That's a part of the
game," said Wood after he
,sored the game's winning
irin. "Once I saw the passed
ball, that was it."
Bethel, making his return to
the New Providence Softball
Association for the first time
in more than a decade, said
he had a difficult decision to
make against the loaded
Truckers' line-up, but he was
prepared to deal with them
one by one.
"The only thing that was
going on in my mind was to
.strike out as many of them as

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TBS Truckers 4 0 1,000 -
Delsol Arawaks 2 1 .666 11/2
Nassau Cruisers 2 2 .500 2
Proper Pool Mighty Mitts 1 2 .333 21/2
Electro Telecom Dorcy Park Boyz 1 2 .333 21/2
New Breed 0 3 .000 31/2
Electro Telecom Wildcats 3 0 1,000 -
Randella's Swingers 3 0 1,000 -
DHL Brackettes 2 3 .400 2
Degeo Bommers 1 2 .333 2
Proper Care Pool 0 2 .000 21/2
Whirlpool Eagles 0 4 .000 31/2

I could," he insisted. "Unfor-
tunately, we had too many
passed balls that hurt us."
Bethel, who vowed to turn
the tables on the Truckers in
their next game, was working
on a no-hit shut-out with a
two-run lead going into the
sixth inning.
But after Adrian Hutchin-
son survived a strike out on a
passed ball, he managed to
scramble around the bases
and broke the ice for the
Truckers on another passed
ball from catcher Tommy
'Bucker T' Ferguson.
Then Wood officially greet-
ed Bethel back in the league

with a one-out solo home run
that tied the scored at 2-2.
It went down to the extra
inning and the Dorcy Park
Boyz were the first to take
advantage of the Internation-
al Softball Federation's tie-
breaking rule that calls for the
final out in the last inning to
go to second base.
But in their half of the
frame, Hutchinson once again
scored to tie the game on
speedy Van 'Lil Joe' John-
son's RBI triple.
' Johnson then tried to score,
but was thrown out at the
Wood eventually was put

on base with an intentional
walk. As was Stephen 'Slug-
ger' Brown and Jamal'Sarge'
Johnson to load the bases for
Winston Seymour.
But Electro Telecom didn't
have a catcher that could hold.
onto Bethel's hard throwing
Mario Ford, who had
switched from short to catch
for starter Mardoche Simon
from the third inning, allowed
a pitch to get away from him
as Wood scooted home with
the game winner.
Wood said they had some-
thing special for Bethel since
he decided to come on their
"Hejhen been to all of the
islands, except Long Island to
pitch," Woodaioted. "But we
want him to know that since
he's here, it's going to feel
good watching him in the
stands watching the round
Bethel took exception to the
remarks, saying that this was
just his first game back.
"If we had a good catcher
tonight, we would have come
out on top," Bethel declared.
"They got one or two runs on
strike outs that the catcher
couldn't hold onto.
"Only Tougie Wood got a
homer to right field. But come

next game when we play them
again, it will be a different
game. We will have a catch-,
Bethel indicated that he's
expecting to bring ihphis older
brother Edmund 'Binks'
Bethel from Eleuthera to
catch for him.
While the Truckers wait,
Wood said they will enjoy the
win. He was even more elated
about hitting the homer.

"He was looking good the
whole game. He was having a
lot of strike outs," said Wood
of Bethel. "But the problem
with the Truckers is we
haven't seen a fast-pitching
pitcher like him since last year.
"So I was just waiting on
that nice fat riser and once I
hit it, I knew it was gone."
Ford admitted that their
catching hurt them more than
anything else.
"I was hoping the catcher
would have been able to hold
the balls, but the ball was get-
ting there much quicker than
he had anticipated," Ford said.
"Once we work on the
catching area, we will be right
there battling with them for
the league's title."
Ford said they only wanted

to prove a point to the Truck-
"They were bigging up
themselves saying that they
were going to stop us in three
innings," he said.
"But they can't stop this
team in three. We took them
to eight innings. If they want
to beat this team, they should
have beat us long time. We're
a young team, inexperienced,
but we're here to have fun
with them."
Wood ended up with a 1-
for-3 night with an, RBI and
two runs scored and Van
Johnson was 1-for-4 to lead
the Truckers. Terrance Cul-
mer came in relief of Leroy
Thompson to pitch in the
eighth for the win.
Thompson gave up five hits
and struck out 12, including
the side in both the fifth and
seventh as he went head-to-
head with Bethel.
Bethel went the distance fir-
ing a three hitter, striking out
16 batters in the loss. He
struck out three in the third
(one on a passed ball) and
four in both the fifth and sixth
(on one and two passed balls
He also helped his own
cause going 2-for-4 with a run
and Andy Ford was 1-for-4
with a run as well.

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the golden touch
STUDENTS at St Bede's Catholic Primary School had a big surprise ahead of
their inter-house track and field meet this week.
None other than Olympic gold medal winner Tonique Williams-Darling was on
hand to open the event and the youngsters did their best to give her a glimpse of
the Bahamas' next generation of athletes.

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Christine has a swinging time

as the DHL Brackettes win

Senior Sports Reporter
VETERAN infielder Chris-
tine Saunders found herself in
the ideal batter's situation on
Thursday night at the Churchill
Tener Knowles National Soft-
ball Stadium.
Her DHL Brackettes were
trailing the Proper Care Pool
ladies' team 8-5 with two out
and the bases loaded in the bot-
tom of the seventh inning.
In her at-bat, Saunders ripped
a shot to right-centrefield, clear-
ing the bases on an in-the-park
home run to lift the Brackettes
to a 10-8 come-from-behind vic-

"All I wanted to do was score
the runs home so we could win
the game," said Saunders as the
victory kept DHL in fourth
place in the New Providence
Softball Association's standings
at 2-3.
"We started off slow scoring
runs and we were struggling.
But with the last at-bat, all I
was thinking about was hitting
the ball and advancing the run-
Saunders' game winning hit
came after Evia Knowles, pinch
running for her mother, Oria

"Big 0" Wood (who led off the
rally with a double), scored on
Lilly McDonald's one-our run-
producing single.
After McDonald's single, Ali-
cia Rahming singled and Dor-
nell Butler walked to load the
bases for Saunders.
Losing pitcher Sherry Beneby
said she had one bad inning and
it turned out to be the down-
fall of the Proper Care, who suf-
fered their second straight
"Just that one hitting when
they hit the ball," Beneby
stressed. "I tried to catch the
pitch. I tried to keep the ball
up, but I went down and she
just hit the ball."
Saunders said it was good to
be the heroine.
"It feels good to see how we
came back from behind and win
the game," Saunders stressed.
"We're going some place this
year. We're going to be a force
in the playoffs.
"We have the team and we
have the pitching. With Ernes-
tine (Stubbs) back on the
mound, we're a lot better than
we were last year. We're going
someplace this year."
Proper Care, a fragmented
team from last year's rookie
runners-up Degeo Bommers,
lost their second straight game,
but Beneby said they're not

pushing the panic button yet.
"We're not worrying about
it. When it comes to the end of
the season, we will be right
there," she summed up.

Saunders led DHL's offen-
sive attack with a 2-for-4 night,
driving in five runs and scoring
once. Wood was 2-for-4 with an
RBI, while McDonald and Rah-
ming were both 2-for-4 with a
RBI and two runs scored.
Stubbs went the distance toss-
ing an 11-hitter, striking out sev-
en to out-duel Beneby, who
gave up 10 hits on five strike
Stephanie Goodridge was 3-
for-4 with three runs; Vonette
Nairn 1-for-4 with two RBIs
and a run; former Brackettes'
catcher Debbie McClure 2-for-
2 with a RBI and run and Bene-
by helped her own cause going
2-for-4 with a RBI and run
TONIGHT, the battle of
the undefeated will take place at
the stadium as the defending
champions Electro Telecom
Wildcats and the Randella's
Swingers clash in the feature
contest at 8.30pm.
Both are going into the game
tied for first place at 3-0.

PAST President of
the Bahamas Golf Fed-
eration Ken Francis
will be honoured this
weekend at the Ken
Francis Golf Classic
and Presentation
Lunch on Sunday, 17th
April, 2005 at the
Radisson Cable Beach
Golf Course.
The even will begin
with a shotgun start at
The format will be a
"two persons scram-
Prizes will be award-
ed to the first gross
winner; net winners, of
first; second and third
places. Prizes will also
be awarded for the
longest drive for
ladies, men and
The tournament is
intended to attract the
entire golfing commu-
nity within the
Bahamas golfers of
yesteryear and those
still actively involved
in the game, along with
Ken's friends from
The presentation and
honouring luncheon
will follow immediately
after the tournament
where non-golfers,
family members,
friends and parish-
ioners of Ken's will
join in for "a special
Registration can be
made at the Cable
Beach Golf Course, or
online by forwarding
an email to: amdelan-
(Agatha Delancy -
3253482/ 557-3742).

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SHOW ROBERTS: FOR- ian Campbell, Neve Campbell. Vi Premiere. Marijuanaleads teenagers Musical Comedy) Kristen Bell, Neve
MER CHILD down the road to ruin. I 'NR' Campbell. iTV. A 'NR'
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Wall Street Jour- Topic A With Tina Brown CNBC on Assignment Mixing reli- Cover to Cover Host Liz Claman.
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CN (:0) People in CNN 25 Technology breakthroughs. Larry King Live CNN Sunday Night
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COM forms material from his "Team Leader" album. ,i (CC) Comedy) Premiere. Paul Rodriguez and other comics (2001) Jason
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(N) (CC) help identify a body. (CC) toddler. (CC) in the BTK serial killings.
* U.S. MAR- * THE FUGIVE (1993, Drama) Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward. An in- * LETHAL
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Hi Hi Puffy Ami Totally Spies

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USA Cooper. An amnesiac agent is marked for death after a botched hit. (CC) to murder, leaving a 10-year-old boy
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