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Cat Cay residents

must pay back taxes,

says government


* By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
RESIDENTS of Cat Cay, a
private island in the Bimini
chain, owe the Bahamas trea-
sury more than $1.8 million in
back taxes and have only 60
days to pay, The Tribune has
learned.
Trade and Industry Minister
Leslie Miller said residents have
until July 1 to clear the debt,
which includes real property
taxes and unpaid customs
duties.
The disclosure came as Mr
Miller was refuting claims made
by Manuel Diaz, president of
Cat Cay Yacht Club, during a
heated meeting last month.
In a vicious slanging match,
Mr Diaz called Mr Miller an
idiot and accused him of child-
ish behaviour. He later apolo-
gised.
Mr Diaz also said the island
contributed $10 million annu-
ally to the Bahamian economy.


But Mr Miller said that, after
an investigation, he had learned
their true contribution was less
than $2 million a year.
"Last year the government
collected from Cat Cay in real
property tax $189,639.85 and
$1,381,193.89 in customs
duties," said the minister.
"The docking fees for their
yachts was less than $20,000 and
their contribution to national
insurance for their workers was
less than $80,000. So where is
this $10 million that Mr Diaz
was talking about?" he asked.
"He (Diaz) talks about this
contribution. Maybe he might
want to contribute some trees to
make up for the other $7.2 mil-
lion that he is lacking in that
$10 million he was saying they
contribute."
This was an apparent refer-
ence to Mr Diaz's supply of
palm trees to the Bahamas dur-
ing the FNM government.
Last night Mr Diaz was
unavailable for comment.


Tipping banned at Fort Charlotte


* By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE heads of agreement
for a $35 million investment
in Crooked Island was signed
yesterday in cabinet.
Minister of Financial Ser-
vices and Investments Allyson


Maynard-Gibson announced
the signing with Pittstown
Point Landing Limited to
operate a resort at Pittstown,
Crooked Island.
This investment, she said,
was in keeping with the
SEE page nine


* By NATARIO MCKENZIE
TIPS for tour guides have been
banned at Fort Charlotte in a bid
to divert more money into the
upkeep of the historic building, it
was revealed yesterday.
Dr Keith Tinker; director of
the National Museum and Antiq-
uities Corporation, admitted the
move was aimed at encouraging
donations towards the fort.
But the decision did not please
the guides, who said they had
been told not to accept tips
offered to them by visitors, even
though they did not know who
was receiving the cash in the
assigned donation box.
Yesterday, a guide directed
The Tribune to a sign at one of
the fort's entrances that read
"Absolutely No Tipping".
"Last week we came to work
and they had put this sign up,
which doesn't make sense. Why
can't we accept tips?" the guide
asked.
"They have a box that says
'donations please' but there is
nothing to say what the dona-
tions are for. No-one had any
meetings with us about it."


The guide said: "I don't ask:
for tips. Sometimes the tourists
just feel like giving you a tip and
now they don't want us to accept
them."
Another guide added: "They
have a donation box, but where
is the donation going? The
tourists are filling up the box but
no-one knows what the money
is for."
Dr Tinker said: "We put those
signs up. We are trying to dis-
courage tipping and are in the
process of implementing a tip-
ping fee."
He added: "Unlike some his-
torical sites where you have free
access, we are asking that visi-
tors make a donation towards P
the upkeep of the fort....IOr I
."We put the sign up to dis-
courage the shaking down of vis-
itors. The guides are all in a con-
tract with the National Museums
and Antiquities Corporation and
are entitled to a fixed salary.
"Some of them are paid bi-
weekly and some are paid
monthly, but I assure you that
they are fullypaid guides."
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* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporters
BAHA Mar and Atlantis can
both co-exist successfully on
New Providence, as each resort
offers a slightly different
tourism product, Baha Mar's
executive vice-president
Michael Sansbury told The Tri-
bune.
Addressing the issue of future
competition between the two
mega-resorts, Mr Sansbury said
that if one where to make an
analogy, then Atlantis could be
seen as Orlando and Baha Mar
would be more like Las Vegas.
"We are going to go after
slightly different markets.
Atlantis is very successful in
catering to families, we are
going to go after a little bit more
of an young adult/adult market.
"We will welcome families,
but we will have less emphasis
on kid friendly stuff and more
on stuff that appeals to young
adults," Mr Sansbury said.
Theme
A further difference, he said,
will be Baha Mar's Caribbean
theme as opposed to Atlantis's
fantasy theme.
"They offer the fantasy of the
lost continent Atlantis; we won't
make it a fantasy, but an
authentic Caribbean experi-
ence, so it will include the best
of the Bahamas, the best of the
rest of the Caribbean and have
African, British Colonial and
French influences," he
explained.
Mr Sansbury said Baha Mar
is confident that the Bahamian
tourism market is big enough
to support both resorts.
He pointed out that Atlantis'
occupancy reports and other
statistics show that there is an
unsatisfied demand for the kind
of tourism product Baha Mar
will be offering.
"We believe that we can not
only tap into that, but also grow


"We are going to
go after slightly
different markets.
Atlantis is very
successful in
catering to
families, we are
going to go after a
little bit more of
an young adult/
adult market."

Baha Mar's executive
vice-president
Michael Sansbury
that demand," he said.
Mr Sansbury added that the
Bahamas is currently a destina-
tion which is attracting the
increased interest of airlines and
cruise lines.
"There are now 11 different
airlines serving just the Fort
Lauderdale/Nassau route, this
is almost unheard of. And now
with Virgin Atlantiq entering
the market and with the pres-
ence of Song and JetBlue and
others, the situation is very, very
positive.
"Cruise ship numbers are also
off the charts in terms of year to
year growth," he said.
Mr Sansbury said that-with -
Baha Mar offering a "great des-
tination with great weather, a
great beach, and proximity to
the airport, we have every single
potential to be successful."
"Atlantis has been extremely
* successful, but we believe there
is room in the Bahamas, and
specifically in New Providence,
for a comparable or better
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Televised town meeting


M SI1NEY STUBBS


Stubbs situation

'must be fully

assessed before

MP can take seat'
E By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
HOLY Cross MP Sidney
Stubbs may not be able to
return to the House of
Assembly just yet, despite
having the bankruptcy ruling
against him successfully
annulled.
Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, Attorney General
Alfred Sears said that before
Mr Stubbs can take his seat
in parliament again, the situ-
ation must be fully assessed.
"We have to determine the
implications, so that we would
be in a position to render any
advice, to be affected by the
speaker of the house," he
said.
:Prime Minister Perry
Christie said yesterday that
he is also awaiting advice on
the implications of the annul-
ment ruling.
Mr Sears said that question
of when the Holy Cross MP
will be able to sit in the House
again is currently being inves-
tigated by a group of lawyers
in his office.

Option
He further pointed out that
the matter is still an ongoing
one, as Mr Stubbs still has the
option of having his initial
appeal heard before the Privy
Council on May 3.
However, the attorney gen-
eral said: "I have determined
to make an intervention in
that matter, because of the
public issues involved."
He added that Dr Lloyd
Barnett will be acting on
behalf of the government
before the Privy Council in
London next week.
"We will have to wait until
that matter is determined,
before we can fully assess the
full, import of this particular
matter," he said.
Asked whether he thought
Mr Stubbs should have done
the "noble thing" and
resigned after being declared
bankrupt, Mr Sears said that
what should be done in such a
situation depends on each
individual case, and is a per-
sonal decision.
"One has to constantly
weigh one's personal inter-
est versus the collective good
and in that balancing process
you may have different per-
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* By PAUL G TURNQUEST next week. mission, three consulting firms multi-billion dollar firms who can "But we have had a
Tribune Staff Reporter The televised meeting is sched- will be represented at the town not be swayed either way and things being said in the pre


TO QUELL the heated debate
over the implications of a lique-
fied natural gas (LNG) terminal
in the Bahamas, a final town
meeting is being scheduled for


ueu d for Mvay 3 at opm at the
British Colonial Hilton, and will
be hosted by radio talk show
"Immediate Response" host Dar-
rold Miller.
This announcement came dur-
ing a press conference at the Min-
istry of Trade and Industry yes-
terday. Trade Minister Leslie
Miller said it was high time to dis-
miss erroneous material that he
claimed is being circulated in the
media about LNG.
According to Dr Donald Coop-
er, the undersecretary of the
Bahamas Environmental Science
and Technology (BEST) Com-


meeting to answer any questions
that interested persons might
have.
"A representative from ICF
Consulting, along with an expert
from Black and Veatch, which
dealt with the Tractebel company,
along with a representative from
Senes Consultants out of Canada
who worked on the El Paso pro-
posal, will all be available to
answer questions from the pub-
lic."
Tractabel And El Paso both
submitted LNG proposals to gov-
ernment in the past.
"These are extremely large


PM speaks on the formula for success
* By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
AT THE annual administrative professionals luncheon, Prime
Minister Perry Christie stressed that a formula for success in the
work place must not only be followed by administrative assistants,
but also by employers.
"You are leaders, you must see yourselves as leaders. The edu-
cation you get from working with others, from your exposure to the
people who are a part of the process of your job, whether customers
or fellow workers, provide you with a level of education second to
none," said Mr Christie.
The luncheon was held under the theme: "Innovation advances
administrative professionals". It was hosted by the Bahamas chap-
ter of the International Association of Administrative Profession-
als (IAAP) yesterday at the Wyndham Nassau Resort and Crystal
Palace Casino.
Mr Christie told the office professionals that over the next two
years, there will be significant expansions to the local economy of
several islands.
"You would hear the constant call to move to the new frontier of
Exuma. We are negotiating significant and major impactful devel-
opment in Mayaguana," he said.
IAAP is an internationally recognised administrative association.
The Bahamas chapter's aim is to inspire and equip all office pro-
fessionals to attain excellence.
President of the IAAP Bahamas chapter Tanya Farquharson
encouraged administrative professionals to chart their course to pro-
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Tirnquest

on Stubbs
By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
TOMMY Turnquest,
leader of the FNM, said yes-
terday that although Holy
Cross MP Sidney Stubbs suc-
cessfully had his bankruptcy
ruling annulled, his party will
still call for. a by-election if
Mr Stubbs' Privy Council
appeal is rejected.
On Tuesday, Chief Justice
Sir Burton Hall annulled the
declaration of bankruptcy
against Mr Stubbs, after he
ruled that the debts had been
satisfactorily settled.
The ruling marked the end
of more than a year of legal
battles by Mr Stubbs to have
the initial ruling, which was
made by Justice Jeanne
Thompson, annulled.
As a bankrupt, Mr Stubbs
was prevented from taking his
seat in the House of Assem-
bly. House members passed
several resolutions granting
Mr Stubbs extensions to fight
the bankruptcy ruling.

Issue
However, since the begin-
ning of the issue, the FNM
always maintained that Mr
Stubbs should have been
forced to vacate his seat and a
by-election should have been
called in Holy Cross.
Under House laws, they
said, a sitting member of par-
liament could not retain his
seat.
Mr Stubbs still has the
option of having his initial
appeal heard before the Privy
Council on May 3. Following
Tuesday's ruling, his attorney
Thomas Evans would not say
if they will, in fact, take that
option.
Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, Mr Turnquest said
the FNM is seeking the advice
of their legal advisers on their
next step.
He said the fact remains
that, although Mr Stubbs may
not be considered a bankrupt
as of the ruling on Tuesday,
he was considered bankrupt
from the initial ruling in
March, 2004, to the time of
the ruling two days ago.
"Mr Stubbs' seat was
vacant during that time," Mr
Turnquest said.
He said that Mr Stubbs
needs to continue the Privy
Council appeal and be suc-
cessful, otherwise the FNM
will call for a by-election.


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The Tribune Limited
NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI
Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B.
Publisher/Editor 1972-

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas
Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama


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EDITOR, The Tribune
I HAVE heard much about
the shouting match on Cat Cay
between Cuban-born, Ameri-
can businessman Manuel Diaz
and "Bahamian-born" repre-
sentative Leslie Miller. As an
educator of young children, I
immediately felt compelled to
step in and say: "Now kids, we
don't call each other names, we
take turns and listen to what
the other person has to say".
I have consistently been
appalled by the conduct of
grown men who are supposed
to set examples for our young
people, particularly those rep-
resenting the Bahamas in the
House of Assembly. Being
reminded of a furniture-remov-
ing incident and what is com-
monly viewed as breaking and
entering, this is not the first time
that Mr Miller has shown, lack
of self control, diplomacy and
MP professionalism. Can I say -
Bahama Host?
I feel that with his wisdom
and knowledge, on the pros and
cons of the proposed LNG ter-
minal, he should be able to sit
through any biased presenta-
tion and expose the biases for
what they are, refuting those
assertions that are untrue. To
be honest I would like to see
the video myself. So perhaps a
copy along with Miller's rebut-
tal should be presented on ZNS
or Cable Bahamas. Meanwhile,
what I also want to know is:
Where has this been done
before the placing of pipelines
under the sea bed to warm gas?
And for how long have those
"other" terminals' been there?
Just so we can be sure as you
are that-it is safe.
The US has many islands
off its coasts, like Hawaii and
Bermuda, so why does the LNG
company want to use the
Bahamas?
Aside from the money
being offered, do we as a coun-
try benefit in any other way?
Secondly, for the past few
months since I have returned
home, I have learned of several
investment proposals put to our
prime minister by foreign
investors. Many, because of pro-
posed threats to the environ-
ment, are/were being held up,
awaiting approvals by the EIA.
Now quite frankly I was very
interested in the film studio
being built in Freeport, but then
it was in limbo because they
could not agree on the benefits
to us fiscally and the benefits
to our oceans environmentally.
Then the investors said that
they were going to pull out, so
the prime minister allowed the


project to continue. But what I
want to know is:
What, specifically was the
agreement made in regards to
our ocean environment? Did
the investor conform to what
was proposed or did we con-
form to him?
For all of the proposed
investments, are the funds being
earmarked for specific purpos-
es? Eg the money we get from
"this" investment part goes
towards the purchasing of nec-


essary travel scanning equip-
ment, needed by 2006, and part
goes towards the purchase and
development of programmes to
be aired on our national, almost
defunct station ZNS.
While the money from some
other. investment part goes
towards our track and field pro-
gramme development and part
goes towards a hurricane relief
fund
By the way I am a Bahamian
- born and raised here, so let's
clear that up... I have a right to
know!
MOYA THOMPSON
Nassau
April 11 2005.


Where is donation to

Police Welfare Fund?


EDITOR, The Tribunie
IT would be appreciated if
you would publish this letter
as a reminder to Mr Phil Ruf-
fin of a commitment he made
to our police force for a dona-
tion to the Police Welfare
Fund.
I was employed as director
of security at the Cable Beach
Resort in the early 1990s
when there was an armed rob-
bery of the casino at Cable
Beach Mr Ruffin's casino.
The police and detectives
arrived on the scene promptly
although experiencing some
danger on the streets where
oil was dumped to delay their;
arrival. I was present during
the investigation and assisted
the police with information I
had received. Other officers
were in hot pursuit of the two
masked and armed bandits.
A senior detective after
learning that the bandits had
dumped the car and escaped
through bushes in Cable
Beach decided with my con-
currence to post detectives in
the bushes until sunrise. At
sunrise the detectives recov-
ered a bag containing guns
and masks and a bag contain-
ing money.
The latter contained
$879,000, the total loss of the
casino. Needless to say Mr.
Ruffin on his arrival from the
USA was ecstatic to learn that
our Police Force had recov-


ered all of his money.
He expressed his delight in
the work of the police and
immediately decided to make
a donation to the police. He
requested my suggestion. It
was $20,000 to the Police Wel-
fare Fund. He reduced the fig-
ure to $10,000 and requested
that I ask the commissioner
of police to arrange a press
conference for the presenta-
tion of the cheque.
I immediately informed the
commissioner, but later called
to postpone the presentation.
This was done at the request
of Mr Ruffin, who assured me
that the donation would be
made at a later date.
A decade has passed. I have
written on several occasions
reminding him of his commit-
ment to donate $10,000 to the
Police Welfare Fund. There
has been no denial, but noth-
ing has happened. I was
recently informed by one of
his senior employees that
money was just not available.
It is my hope that this pub-
lic reminder will encourage
him to keep his word and
make the donation to the
Police Welfare Fund. The
donation could go a long way
in assisting the children of
those police officers who were
killed in the execution of duty.
PAUL THOMPSON Sr
Nassau
April 2005


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* By NATARIO McKENZIE

MINISTER of Education
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forces in an effort to promote
literacy in the public elemen-
tary school system.
They paid a visit to the
Woodcock primary school


* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE continue to question Hiram Ferguson, the jitney dri-
ver involved in Tuesday's bus accident in which nine children to
the injured.
The children, along with two adults, had to be taken to hos-
pital following the crash.
Inspector Walter Evans said yesterday that investigations
are still ongoing and that the driver continues to be questioned
in an attempt to establish a clear picture of what caused the
crash.
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after 4pm, reportedly veered out of control, struck a utility
pole and ended up on its side.
Five ambulances had to be called to the scene to transport the
injured.
Mr Ferguson, 62, said he had blacked out when the accident
occurred.
"I was traveling east on Bernard Road and tried to avoid a red
car coming from the other direction by going to the side, but I
couldn't avoid the pole.
"I just blacked out before I hit the pole. After we turned over
I asked if anyone was hurt and some of the kids said they had
cuts on their legs," said Mr Ferguson.
Five ambulances had to be called to transport the injured.
They have since been treated for minor injuries.

Investigation
At the scene, Brencil Rolle, the controller of road traffic
vowed that his department would be conducting its own inves-
tigation into the matter.
Rueben Rahming, president of the Public Transit Association,
told The Tribune yesterday that although he was at the scene of
the accident and at the hospital later on, he was not able to
speak with Mr Ferguson or any of the injured passengers.
He thanked God that although the accident was bad, no one
was more seriously injured.
Mr Rahming said that particular spot on Bernard Road has
been problematic for drivers because of the position of the
utility pole, which is located in front of the Excellent Gro-
ceries Store.
This explanation, he said, was in no way meant to be an
excuse for the accident.
He said that the PTA will await the results of the police
investigation before making additional statements.
Mr Rahming said the emergency response team including
police officers, firemen, ambulance workers and electricians,
responded to the crash scene swiftly and professionally.
The PTA had established a hotline for the public at 380-
8190. Mr Rahming urged passengers who were on the bus to
contact the association on this number.
Mr Rahming added that the hotline is not just a complaints
line, but can also be used to convey compliments and praise for
drivers who drive in a safe and professional manner. It is also a
forum for suggestions about how the bus system can be
improved, he said.



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yesterday to participate in the
school's reading programme -
an initiative that both men
agreed should be duplicated
in elementary schools
throughout the country.

Struggle
The programme was devel-
oped to help students who
struggle with reading, accord-
ing to Principal of Woodcock
primary Deborah Stuart.
"Over the past three years


we realised that some of the
students here were under-
achievers in reading. In Sep-
tember of last year I imple-
mented the reading program
called Reading Recovery," she
said.
At least three times a week,
the students do reading drills
that last up to 30 minutes.
These exercises aim to help
them develop confidence in
their reading abilities.
"Ambassador Rood visited
our school earlier this year


S ATTORNEY General and Minister of Education Alfred I
Sears yesterday addressed the South East, Nassau Rotary
Club on the topic of providing access to literature for Bahami-
ans in general and the nation's youth in particular.
He said that in the Bahamas, people do not encourage or
celebrate their local authors and artists enough.
This, he said is a situation that must be addressed.
To this end, Mr Sears said, the Ministry of Education
established a book club, which since has 2003 been honour-
ing Bahamian writers, as well as authors from the US and
wider Caribbean.
Each month, he explained, a work by one of these authors
is chosen to be the 'book of the month.'
Books selected by the club are then sent to Family Island
schools, where children who otherwise would not be able to
access such works, are given ample the opportunity to do so.
Mr Sears added that the book club is intended to empha-
sise Bahamian culture and celebrate the power of literature.
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and he expressed such an
interest in our programme
that he volunteered several
members of his staff to come
every Wednesday to read to
the students who are very
enthusiastic about it," said
Mrs Stuart.

Priorities
"One of my priorities in the
Bahamas is to promote litera-
cy," said Ambassador Rood.
"In addition to visiting Wood-
cock Primary, we also travel to
other schools both in Nassau
and the Family Islands," Mr
Rood said.
"With respect to literacy I
think that that we can have a
greater impact on students in
elementary schools," he said.
Minister of education and
Attorney general Alfred Sears
said he encourages the initia-
tive and thanked Ambassador
Rood and his staff for their
contributions.
"We have to stress and pro-
mote the importance of liter-

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acy and this initiative advances
that process," said Minister
Sears.



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denial. To believe that criti-
cism of his handling of CSME
issues is merely a matter of
politics is simply foolish and
shallow.
The voices of criticism are
too varied to be a political con-
spiracy. They include his polit-
ical comrades, prominent busi-
ness people and significant
leaders within the religious
community.
No-one is hanging his or her
political future on the issue of
the CSME. There is simply no
need to.
This issue is so fundamen-
tally important that it should


concern every right-thinking
Bahamian. Only someone with
a dull understanding of the
CSME would suggest that it is
"uncomplicated, simple and
without drama".
It is precisely because it is
complicated and has drama
that all CARICOM countries
have not signed on to date and
some of those who have signed
on have not signed on to or
implemented all of the provi-
sions.
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is not simple that the .PLP
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than three years to arrive
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sibility for it by shrouding it in
fuzzy words.
It is because of the drama
of the CSME that the govern-
ment of the Bahamas, past
and present, has sought
certain exemptions and reser-
vations for the Bahamas.


A although Minister
Mitchell would like
the public to think otherwise,
this writer first entered the
public dialogue about the var-
ious trade matters merely to
correct a number of untruths
put forward by him.
Mr Mitchell did not tell the
truth when he said that the for-
mer government had signed
the country on to the FTAA.
Sir Arthur Foulkes in his col-
umn did an excellent job of
explaining how Minister
Mitchell sought to use this
untruth as a matter of
"politricks".
Mr Mitchell did not tell the
truth when he said that The
Bahamas had not formally
applied for membership in the
WTO.
No conscientious citizen
would allow government offi-
cials to mislead or misinform
the public when he has the
ability to do something about
it. I do and I did.
Today, I enter the dialogue
to put some questions to the
government that must be
answered if it is to assure the
public that it has truly consid-
ered the appropriateness of
joining the CSME thorough-
ly.


B efore putting the
questions; however,
let this writer make it clear
that the Christie administra-
tion agreed in principle on
December 21 2004, by way
of a cabinet decision, that
it would sign the Bahamas
onto the CSME at the next
Heads of Government Meet-
ing in July of this year, provid-
ed it gets certain reservations
and after circulating a White
Paper.
Nothing that Mr Mitchell
says will change the fact that
his government has made such
a decision.
It is unfortunate that Mr
Mitchell and his government
did not then and has not to
date made it clear to the
Bahamian people that such a
decision was taken.
Even Mr Mitchell's refer-
ences to the decision seem
cryptic. With that said, let's put
some questions to the govern-
ment.


First, has the govern-
ment received formal
exemption or reservation from
Free Movement of People, the
Single Currency, the
Caribbean Court of Justice
and the Common External
Tariff?
If so, when was it given,
where is the proof and can
the public have sight of the
same'?
Second, if it is seeking reser-
vations on the Caribbean
Court of Justice, what will be
the nature of those reserva-
tions?
The Ingraham administra-
tion reserved the right to adopt
the CCJ one day, has the
Christie-administration done
the same thing?
Third, the CSME calls for
the implementation of compe-
tition policy among CSME
members.
Has the government seen
any of the model laws being


proposed, and has it consid-
ered this provision of the
CSME in light of the present
business environment of the
Bahamas?
Will, as an example, busi-
nesspeople from other coun-
tries be able to come to
the Bahamas and set up
businesses in any area of
the economy under the "right
of establishment" provision of
the CSME or will some busi-
nesses be reserved for Bahami-
ans?
In the proposed FTAA,
small economies like the
Bahamas would be able to
reserve areas of its economy
for Bahamians.
In the. CSME, the Bahamas
would not be regarded as
a small economy compared
to other countries, so it
should get no special consid-
eration because of its size. In
the WTO The Bahamas can
negotiate its liberalisation
schedule and areas of the
economy for liberalisation.
What is the situation with the
CSME?

ourth, will the Free
Movement of Goods
and Services apply to
all goods and services or will
there be certain negotiated
goods and services eligible for
free movement?
In the WTO and FTAA,
not all goods and services are
eligible for free flow, only
those that have been negoti-
ated.
As an example, under the
proposed FTAA, air-trans-
portation and financial services
are both excluded from liber-
alisation.
Fifth, what will be the exact
nature of the Free Movement
of Capital protocol of the
CSME?
Under the proposed FTAA,
investments in a country would
be subject to the laws in place
at the time of the signing of
the FTAA.
In other words, if Bahamian
laws prohibited investing in
certain areas, say small-
scale farming or fishing, then
the foreign investors would
not be able to invest in those
areas.
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area of the economies of other
member states?
Sixth, what will be the peri-
od of reservation or exemp-
tion sought by the govern-
ment?
Is the government asking
for permanent or indefinite
exemption, or is it asking for a
specified period of time to be
exempted from Free Move-
merit of People, Single Cur-
rency, CCJ and Common
External Tariff?
In both the FTAA and
WTO, schedules would exist
for liberalisation and exemp-
tions.

There are more ques-
tions that could be
asked and will be
asked in due course.
These questions, however,
are some of those that the gov-
ernment should begin to
answer.
If the government wants
Bahamians to see its point
of view and sensibly consider
its decision to join the CSME,
its members should not
react defensively to queries
but seek to address them sen-
sibly.
PUBLIC LIFE IS NOT A
PLACE FOR OVERLY
EMOTIONAL PEOPLE

FRED MITCHELL is
an unabashed self-pro-
moter. He is also so
sensitive that when faced with
challenging criticism he resorts
to personal insults. -:
He should be careful about
doing this because he may one
day find those who are more
than willing to answer his per-
sonal insults with insults of
their own.
In the course of the CSME
debate, he has called members
of the 'public sloww of'mind"
and "slow as molasses'. .
If that is how he feels, that is
fine. He should remember,
however, that molasses has
at least two interesting quali-
ties; one is that it is "slow";
the other is that it is
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Teenager



charged



with man's



murder


* By A FELICITY INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter
A 16-year-old boy was
charged with the murder of a
.32-year-old man in juvenile
court yesterday.
The boy, who cannot be
named for legal reasons, was
not allowed to plea to the
charge and was remanded to
Her Majesty's Fox Hill Prison
without bail.
He will return before Chief
Magistrate Roger Gomez next
Thursday to hear the date of
the preliminary inquiry into the
matter.
Thirty-two-year-old Floyd
Johnson became the country's
14th murder victim after being
stabbed to death during a
domestic dispute on April 24.
Argument
According to police reports,
Johnson, who was a resident of
97 Hospital Lane, was visiting a
female friend at her home on
12 Wellington St. While there
he got into a argument with two
males.
The argument continued out-
side the woman's home and
resulted in Mr Johnson being
stabbed in the left side of his
chest.: '
:. tMr Johnson was taken by pri-
vate vehicle to Princess Mar-
garet Hospital, where he died
later that night.
In other court,news:
Three men have been
,remanded in custody for.a week
after being charged with pos-


Youth in

custody for

stabbing


session of dangerous drugs with
the intent to supply.
Patrick Strachan, 26, Keith
Rolle, 23, and Omar Beneby,
19, were arraigned before Mag-
istrate Carolita Bethel and pros-
ecuted by Inspector Leamond
Deleveaux.
The three were arrested at 5
McCartney Lane, the home of
Strachan and Rolle, where
police claim they found 123
wraps containing cocaine.
Strachan submitted a guilty
plea to the court for possession
of the drugs.
However, Magistrate Bethel
was not satisfied with the plea,
as he did not wish to claim the
intent to supply the drugs to
others.
She therefore entered a not
guilty plea on his case.
Rolle and Beneby pleaded
not guilty
All three have been remand-
ed until May 5 for a bail hear-
ing.
Philip Bastian, a 41 year-
old resident of Blue Hill Road,
pleaded guilty to possessing
three grams of marijuana.
Magistrate Bethel sentenced
- him to pay a $750 fine or spend
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BAHAMIANS are blaming police and
immigration officers for the alleged "rob-
bery" of Haitians.
In both Abaco and Nassau, residents
claim some officers have been using
Haitians as an extra source of income,
taking money in return for turning a blind
eye to immigration infractions.
Reginald Ferguson, the assistant com-
missioner of crime, pledged to investi-
gate the claims stating that such infrac-
tions went against everything that the
police force stands for.
A Nassau resident said: "It's not obeah
or voodoo that keeps government away,
it's the fact that these people are being
robbed.
"My gardener has been picked up in
front of my own eyes and paid his way to
freedom. Between the police and immi-
gration, these illegals are robbed on a
regular basis."
"How long do you think this can go
on before they rise up and begin to kill
us, as they handle things back home?
"Can you imagine how you'd feel, liv-
ing in your own waste, being robbed,
being taken advantage of, not being giv-
en your promised wages, being made to
live like animals?"
The resident added: "I'm not against
migration. I am against the unsanitary
conditions I'm made to live by. I'm also
against treating another fellow human
being the way these people are treated. If
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* KIRK Griffin with principal Ruedell Roberts and Gigi Sherman of BTC


Computer gift to



school from BTC


* BY DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT- The Bahamas
Telecommunication Corpora-
tion donated six new computers
to High Rock Primary School to
replace ones destroyed during
last year's hurricanes.
Senior vice president of BTC
in Freeport Kirk Griffin yester-
day made the presentation to
Principal Ruedell Roberts, who
had written the company ask-
ing for assistance with the
restoration of the school's com-
puter room and library.
"We are indeed very pleased


to lend a helping hand to the
High Rock Primary School,
which sustained extensive dam-
age during the past two hurri-
canes," he said.
Mr Griffin said BTC is com-
mitted to the educational devel-
opment of the youth in the
Bahamas and has implemented
an "adopt-a-school" policy, he
said.
He said despite the fact that
the corporation had chosen to
adopt the Eight Mile Rock
High School, it felt compelled to
assist the school at High Rock.
Due to the extensive damage
that was done to the school's


roof and ceiling during the hur-
ricanes, many of the computers
were destroyed, and many
library books were lost to flood-
ing.
"A month ago I received a
letter from the Ms Roberts ask-
ing for our assistance. We felt it
was part of our duty to ensure
that students in the area have
access to technology to allow
them to continue their devel-
opment," Mr Griffin said.
Ms Roberts noted that MP
for High Rock Kenneth Rus-
sell had donated several com-
puters to the school prior to the
storms.


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The agencies say they hope
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the Royal Bahamas Defence
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than 50 vessels.
Stu Robinson, of the US
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was important that the
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together and continued to share
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"Creating this partnership and
having an open dialogue is


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Man wanted



in connection



with shooting


FROM page one
Mr Rahming reported that a
female resident of Garden Vil-
las Apartments situated at
Weddell Avenue telephoned
police at about 11.25pm after
hearing shots being fired in the
area.
He said police received
another call shortly afterwards
from a second woman, who
reported that a bullet had bro-
ken through a window in her
apartment and grazed her
daughter.
Mr Rahming said a number
of officers from Mobile Patrol,
Central Detective Unit, Flying
Squad and Central Divisions
were dispatched to investigate.


At the scene, police found
Mr Bowles lying face down on
the ground.
There were gunshot wounds
to his head, chest and left arm.
Police received information
that the victim had been
engaged in an argument with
the two other young men. One
of the men pulled out a hand-
gun and opened fire on him.
According to witnesses, the
victim ran a short distance
through the complex and later
collapsed to the ground near a
chain link fence.
Many residents gathered in
the area watching as police con-
ducted investigations. Atten-
dants at Restview Mortuary
removed the body at lam.


Developer already working

at Crooked Island site


FROM page one
government's policy of having
an anchor resort on each island
in the Bahamas.
"Existing right now at
Pittstown is a 13-room hotel
that could accommodate up to
24 guests with amenities. In
phase two of this project that
hotel will be expanded.
"In phase one of the project
there will be constructed 18 ele-
gant town homes, 25 elegant
home sites, and a 40-slip hybrid
marina to accommodate
yachts," she said.
The developer and owner,
DK Ulrich, has already begun
work at the site with the gov-
ernment's permission.
"When this hotel is opened,
about .30 persons will be
employed full-time. So wMarnt
to thank the developer:for this
demonstration of confidence,
not only in the people of the
Bahamas but most particularly
in the people of Crooked
Island," she said.
Alfred Gray, MP for
MICAL, Minister of Agricul-
ture and Fisheries, echoed Mrs
Maynard-Gibson's statements
and thanked Mr Ulrich for his
contribution.
"I believe I could say that this
is a red letter day in the life of
the people of Crooked Island
in particular and generally for
the people of MICAL, because
this is the first formal signing
of a heads of agreement for the
MICAL constituency for as
long as living memory allows.
"So I just want to say again


thanks to the government of the
Bahamas and in particular to
the developers for their confi-
dence. I look forward to partic-
ipating every step of the way
by virtue of keeping my eyes
open to ensure that the devel-
opers do what they should and
that the people support the
investment as they ought to,"
he said.
Mr Ulrich said: "On behalf
of the good people of Crooked
Island and our Bahamian gen-
eral contractor Stephen Back-
son and our project co-ordina-
tor Phil Johnson, we are all very
happy to conclude this agree-
ment and are ready to start
work tomorrow," he said.
Prime Minister Perry Christie
applauded the efforts and con-'
fidence of the developers and
encouraged them to continue
-and hopefully one .day expand
their vision.
"This project must be seen as
much more than a boutique
hotel and second homes with a
marina. It really reflects a
tremendous commitment by the
developer," said Mr Christie.
"Not many people are aware
of the untold and undescribed
beauty and potential of
Crooked Island as a tourist des-
tination," he added.
"So this commitment will
open the doors to other
investors who will now pay
attention to Crooked Island,
because I am not sure that it
has an equal in its marine life
.and its potential for develop-
ment in the fly-fishing industry
of our country," Mr Christie


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push for Cuban democracy


FLORIDA'S Cuban law- just talking about one issue or
makers announced Wednes- another, but a proactive set of
day the formation of the Con- measures that will bring
gressional Cuba Democracy about the democratic
Caucus, which will promote changes, the freedom, the
policy aimed at ending the observance of human rights
island's communist regime and that people in Cuba have been
speeding its transition to denied for so long and that
democracy, according to Asso- they so richly deserve," said
ciated Press. Martinez, the first Cuban
American elected to his cham-
Group ber.
The group is made up of
U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez and eight senators and 17 con-
U.S. Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehti- gressmen from 10 states and
nen, Mario Diaz-Balart and includes many non-Cubans
Lincoln Diaz-Balart, all of and several Democrats, such
whom are Cuban American as Sens. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.,
and Republican, decided to and Joseph Lieberman, D-
form the group shortly after Conn., and U.S. Reps. Debbie
Mtarteos ectof ..last ,,Wasserman-Schulttz and Allen:
Nove s mbe. c |' :, fB.y'df Flrida. '
wae N fet it w uo A ng theapiUcies outlined
was needed to focus on not by the caucus are to promote


solidarity with Cuba's pro-
democracy movement,,
strengthen Radio Marti and,
TV Marti, and oppose legisla-
tion to ease trade and
tourism restrictions to the
island.
Free
"Making sure that there is
ultimately a free and democ-
ratic Cuba is not only impor-
tant to Cuban Americans, it's
not only important to people
of Hispanic descent, but it's
important to all Americans
who care about democracy,
who care about standing in sol-
idarity with our brothers and
sisters in other countries who
are trying desperately to free
themselves," said Wasserman-
Schultz.


National Education Conference
Transforming Bahamian Education for the 21st Century
CALL FOR PAPERS
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 13 JUNE, 2005

CONFERENCE BACKGROUND
As part of the commitment of the Government of The Bahamas to affirm each individual's inalienable right to
education, and to meet the challenges currently facing our education system, the Ministry of Education, in
conjunction with educational stakeholders, will convene the 18th National Education Conference from 3-7 July 2005.
The goal of the Conference is to begin an examination of the existing education system with a view to developing
realistic and meaningful dialogue that addresses existing weaknesses and yields working solutions for strengthening
the education system.

THEME
Transforming Bahamign Education for the 21st Century

INVITATION
Citizens at home and abroad, residents of The Bahamas, researchers, educators, and all who are interested in the
development of a Bahamian education system of enhanced quality and relevance are invited to submit papers for
publication for the Conference.

SCOPE
The scope of the Conference is the role of education and its relevance to the development of Bahamians and The
Bahamas. Because of the extensive impact of education on the development of any country, the scope of papers
solicited for this conference is almost limitless; however, the following,are some broad sub-fields for authors to
consider:
Business, Culture, Labour, Health & Environment, Socialization, Identity, School Safety, Globalization, Economic
Growth, Communication, Gender Trends and Anomalies, Diversity, Learning Disabilities and Educational Leadership.

THE ABSTRACT
In not more than 150 words, describe the issue your paper addresses and outline steps for a possible solution.
Papers will be either:
1) Conceptually Based: qualitative analysis that develops a fuller understanding of
Education by building on existing knowledge OR
2) Empirically Based: innovative quantitative research that tests or develops a theory or makes a new contri-
bution to the knowledge base of the field
Abstracts must state the following:
Issue/problem; background context; background of paper or study; significance of the issue; implications for policy
formulation or implementation in The Bahamas.
Empirically based papers must also include methodology and findings.
Please ensure that you include your name, telephone contacts, mailing address and/or e-mail address on the first
sheet of the abstract. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is Friday, May 13, 2005.
All submissions must be original works. Authors of successful abstracts will be contacted by Wednesday, May 18,
2005. The review.committee reserves the right to reject any and all submissions.

FINAL PAPER
Authors of successful abstracts will be asked to prepare a full-length paper based on their introductory outline.
The deadline for submission of the final paper is Monday, June 13, 2005.

AWARDS
Prizes will be awarded to the authors of the best empirically based paper and the best conceptually based paper.
Other accepted papers will be published in a journal sponsored by the National Education Conference. The authors
of the best papers will be asked to make an oral presentation of their work at the conference. All accepted papers
become the property of the Ministry of Education and the National Education Conference.


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One-stop shopping for the whole family!


0 CRACKIN' THE CONCH- Tony Macaroni teaches Morgan DryClean Alternative & Imressions Dentistry
Allison, a third grade student of Discovery Primary School, how
to get the conch out of its shell. Else Rut Harbour Bay Liquors The Sports Centre
John Bull indermere
Harbour *John S. George Day Spa & Salon
Lignum Technologies
'Conchinggos 1Bokstore
.& Caffe Caribe
with Macaroni

TONY Macaroni is
known as the local conch
king on Tanio Beach,
Grand Bahama.
He's also known for his
great conch salad and fun
beach bar, where everyone .... .
drinks and good times withteign in esor w a
friends.
But tobuild t i dangrQus
afternoonTony took off his. .: .L,.M"..Bf
restaurant hat and put on, U 1 ::e: 1 g', '.
--his professor's cap to teach iq : ::

"I've been doing this for
a couple years now" said i
Macaroni, "I teach kids
about our reefs, conch, and N G
the importance of saving
Last week his class was
the third grade of Discov- h Ba:a'm:: : ast
ery primary school. ...... T h t
Excited l 1 f ..
In what can only be suppl .a.or FO
described as one of those
picture-perfect Bahamian
days the excited children
learned about conch, how
to cook it, clean it, and best
of all how to eat it!FLF
"It was very interesting,"9
said student Gabrielle JUST ASK YOURSELF
Moss, "it's delicious and USR
the shell is so pretty."
Mathew Lowe said the Why doesn't Floridawant Liquefied
"coolest thing was the W d F i wq
blowing of the conch (by .Natural Gas facilities built on its
Macaroni), did you know own coast?
they have conch pearls?"
Alexis Kincaid added, "It
was cool to see it come out
of its shell." 2. Should foreign investor make
Discovery school was o u fo r in ves r make
also impressed: "This was- billions of dollars in LNG profits,
n't the first time Tony has
assisted us. As part of the while we get loose change
grade three curriculum, we and take all the risks?
teach them about the
conch," commented Valen-
cia Saunders, Discovery
primary vice-principal, 3.,Should our government gamble
"our kids learn a bit more gm
from Tony and he's much with our environment our fishing
more fun than boring industry our tourist economy
teachers; it's one of our inust ourtourist econm
best school trips." our safety and our children's lives-
Certificate for the benefit of wealthy foreign
As part of the Macaroni n LNG investors who can never-
conching programme, Tony
provides each child with a guarantee our safety?
certificate and free lunch, SIGN THE NATIONAL PETITION
and of course a conch sal- SIGN THE NATIONAL PETITION
ad.or your own conch salad AGAINST LNG 4. Do you want our peaceful Bahamas
head to Tony Macaroni's to become a major LNG terrorist
conch stand on Tanio NAME ............................... ................... RO. BOX .............
Beach any day of the week. target?
The best times are between
11am and 6pm. SIGNATURE .......................................................................
To have your school take
Conching 101 with Tony, Fax to 242-393-7604 mail to: N 302, Nassau, The Bahamas
catch him on the beach and or send email to: info@reearth.org
be prepared to learn .------------------------------------------------------------------------
about more than just
conch!












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Some lessons in healthy living


S HOTEL workers stop at the Aids booth to learn more about prevention of the disease


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EUCIANO'S

OF CHICAGO

-MOTHER'S DAI

BRUNCH
11:30am 3:30pm Sunday, May 8th 20(

$38.00 pp
pluI 15% g01atuoty
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Appetizer & Salad Buffet
Assorted Salads Platters Italian Sausage Arancine di Ris
Italian Meatballs in Pomodoro Sauce and much more!

* Choice of a Ia Carte Entree
Fresh Nassau Grouper Sicilhiano.
Minced LAragosta "Diavolo,"
* Clay Pot Chicken Veal Marsala.
Stuffed Roasted Loin of Pork Lasagn

Dessert Buffet, ,


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* ANISKA Seymour from the Bank of the Bahamas international business development division
presents a cheque to Ravi Jesubatham, co-organiser of Tsunami Relief for Sri Lanka



Bank's tsunami



relief donation


THE Bank of The Bahamas
has made a substantial dona-
tion to the Sri Lanka Tsunami
Relief Fund.
The fund strives to ease the
suffering of Sri Lankan victims
of the December tsunamis
which swept through south-east
Asia, killing more than 300,000
people.
"Four months after word of
the series of tsunamis stunned
the world and we sat glued to
the television watching the
devastation in disbelief, the
headlines have faded but the
tragedy persists," said bank rep-
resentative Aniska Seymour,
who presented the donation
to Ravi Jesubatham, co-organ-
iser of Tsunami Relief for Sri
Lanka.
"Hundreds of thousands of
persons are still struggling, try-
ing to put their lives back
together.
"In Sri Lanka, where the
tsunamis destroyed much of the
southern and eastern coastlines,
entire towns were swallowed,


Funds to aid hundreds

of people in Sri Lanka


schools, boats, crops and busi-
nesses washed away.
"In a country about the size
of West Virginia, some 35,000
people lost their lives and it is
estimated that more than half
a million people lost their
homes.
"Many survivors are not only
coping with losing loved ones,
but losing their jobs, because
the places they worked do not
exist any longer.
"They need housing, medi-
cine, food and clothing. The
children need books and class-
rooms.
-"Although we opened the
account here for the Sri Lanka
Tsunami Relief Fund and con-
tributed before, we wanted to


add to that contribution to help
remind others that the struggle
goes on," she said.
Mr Jesubatham said the fund
was "extremely grateful to the
many good corporate citizens,
like Bank of the Bahamas,
which have contributed gener-
ously.
"All contributions made to
the fund will be remitted to the
Red Cross in Sri Lanka for util-
isation in specifically identified
projects," he said.
Donations can be deposited
into the 'Tsunami Relief for Sri
Lanka' account at any branch
of Bank of the Bahamas,
(account number 5265970) or
mailed to PO Box CB-11665,
Nassau, Bahamas.


AT WULFF ROAD


-A a *ecsenrpc- n ~ ~Mi A~


4,6 or8 Cylinder Tme Up


ASE Certified Service


Includes'
* Replace spark plugs
* Check ignition timing
* Check and adjust applicable
carburetor or fuel injection
settings
* Check base idle speed
* Check distributor cap and rotor


* Check spark plug wires
*Check emission control system
* Check and correct all
fluid levels
* Check cooling system hoses,
fan belts, fuel filter & oil filter


Front Brake Job


.......... Incl ..ud
SPEC4IL PRICE; Labour Replace brake hardware
P* .Clean as needed
Lube Adjust brakes where
applicable
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A/C System Charge
COMPLETEE ^C^"-CC ^JL
SPECIAL PRICE: Include
Labour
24oz Freon R-12 or R-134a
LeakTest


( T-Tech Transmission
Fluid Change
SPECIAL PRICE: Labour
Machine
U i T I Uil* 14 quarts of Texac


Our new full service NAPA AutoCare Centre offers expert advice and state of
the art computer diagnosis for all types of cars and trucks. For as little as $60
we'll diagnose your vehicle to pinpoint any problems before they develop into
expensive or dangerous situations. You can relax in our comfortable waiting
area while we make any necessary adjustments.


Oil Change ,....._,

SPECIAL PRICELabour
S 4 quarts of motoroil
Sr l Oil Filter


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[IUCC


Muffler Installation
SPECIAL PRICE: Includes: Welding





Drive Shaft Installation
SPECIAL PRICE Includes
Labour for complete Drive Shaft


co Transmission Fluid


A.I.D. Automotive & Industrial Distributors
Wulff Road, Nassau, The Bahamas I Phone: 393-7481 / Fax: 393-4258
www.aidbahamaislands.com


Freeport,
Grand Bahama
352-8071


SPECIAL PRICE


ECI


We accept the
Bahamas First General Insurance AutoSafe A.I.D.
Discount i ..
Card


Marsh Harbour,
Abaco
367-2077


Rock Sound,
Eleuthera
334-2060


Nicholl's Town,
Andros
329-4184


George Town,
Exuma
336-2780


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THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2005, PAGE 15


A driving force




in motoring


Clean up with special saing this Spring!
Tlhke 20% Off stoiewide on paint,; lawn & garden, small & major appliances,
linens, dishes, organizers & space savers, home decor and so much imore,...


* ORGANISING team Robert Cox, Karl Martin, Dannia Thompson and Larry Albury


THE second annual Grand
Bahama Car Show will give
consumers the chance to buy a
new car, get an auto loan and
discuss a vehicle insurance plan
all at the same venue.
On Saturday Grand Bahama's
largest car sales companies:
Holiday Auto, Freeport Jet
Wash and Quality Auto will
showcase their 2005 vehicles to
the public in the parking lot of
RND Plaza.
The event will start at 10 am
and end at 8pm.
"Our goal is to make it easy
for interested persons to come
and see the new 2005 cars. We
chose the parking lot at RND
plaza because it is easily acces-
sible to the public and we will
be there all day.
"We have made it as conve-
nient as possible so please come
down and browse and buy one
vof our new models," said Dan-
nia Thompson of Holiday Auto.
After the successfulilaunch
of the car show held last year,


the companies have joined
forces once again to host the
second annual car show on the
island with the help of Barefoot
Marketing.
"Our first ever Grand
Bahama Car Show held last
year was a huge hit. The public
jumped at the chance to view
all of the island's new cars at
one convenient location.
"We are excited to be able to
host this event again and look
forward to showcasing the 2005
models," said Whitfield Bain,
Quality Auto sales manager.
, Each company will have sev-
eral brands of 2005 vehicles on
display.

Finance

Representatives from Com-
monwealth Bank, Scotia Bank,
Royal Bank of Canada, First-
Caribbean International Bank
and the National Cd-operative
Credit Union will also be in


attendance, advertising low
rates for Grand Bahamians.
Local insurance companies
JS Johnson and Star General
will.also be available for on-the-
spot quotes.
This year, event organisers
have allowed other companies
to participate, including Big
Cell, CEI, Curves 30 Minute
Fitness Centre and Bahama
Buy and Sell.
"If you are buying a new car,
you will need to sell your old
one, so we can help with that
while you are here," said Leigh
Termath, Bahama Buy and Sell
publisher.
Organisers will also be offer-
ing attendees a chance to win a
set of Citizen Eco-Drive watch-
es, donated by CEI.
There will also be lots of food
and activities for families who
come out to the event.
" We 'a're 'dutit 'to impress ahd"
we anticipate this year's show to'
be ever' bigger than our first car'
show held last year," he said.


Independence Shopping Ce(er: Baillou Hill & FHarold Rds 242-341-8527
['olrd( Cav Shoppi. (.:>nwi's. .,ford C ( | 2 4-I. -i ,,52..9 .
Cable Beach Shopping Cc('lur. Wc ,t lI3 ,:'SiCt ,l | I 212-327-177,10.
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Participants includes: Retailers (Food Products, Furnitupe, Appliances)

Pea lops, Attornejs, Insurance Agencies; Auto Dealeps, Contractops,

Developers and Mope!
If you are interested in purchasing a home,
, "" -building a home, or buying a lot,
a car furniture or appliances,
you do not want to miss this.
On the Spot Financing will be available!!!

Time; 9:00am to 5:00pm Saturday April 30,2005 .A GATTA BE
Place: Workers Complex Parking Lot (Harrold Road) DEREUff l
For more information phone 242-326-5806


SANDALS team mem-
bers were recognised on
Thursday for displaying
exemplary skills in the
month of March. At a for-
mal dinner and awards pre-
sentation, the group received
high marks from guests,
family members and
friends.
Houseman Derek Gar-
diner, team member of the
month for the heart of the
house, said he was pleased
to have been recognised for
his role in the department
and pledged to continue to
exert the level of perfor-
mance that his supervisors
have come to expect.


Pictured (1-r) with hotel
manager Peter Brauer are
recipients Wensel Nicholls,
watersports, most improved
award front of the house;
Leroy Hanna, kitchen,
supervisor of the month;
Laverne Bowles, food and
beverage, guest choice
award; Paul Case, kitchen,
most courteous award -
heart of the house; Teora
Ferguson, housekeeping -
heart of the house; Derek
Gardiner, housekeeping;
Yorlet Collie, food and bev-'
erage front of the house;
Tereko Williams, stores,
environmental team mem-
ber of the month.


CUSTOMER NOTICE















JOHN BULL, 284 Bay Street & Atlantis
CARTIER, Bay Street & Atlantis
GUCCI, Bay Street & Atlantis
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Management regrets any inconvenience caused.


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The Assistant Vice-President for Patient Financial Services (PFS) will be directly
responsible for overseeing patient account services including patient access
(pre-registration, registration, insurance verification, and upfront cash collections),
billing and collection of revenue generated by the Hospital's clinical departments
from patients, insurance companies and other third party payors.
This leader will be responsible for collaborative development of action plans for
monitoring and evaluating all PFS functions. Current initiatives include: a
comprehensive revenue cycle review, implementation of new PFS fully integrated
software, and an extensive chargemaster (pricing) analysis and overhaul.
This leader should have a proven track record of providing innovative ideas and
approaches to achieving and maintaining best practices at an operational and
financial level. The AVP position is a direct successor to the VP for Patient
Financial Services, and requires a highly refined management and supervisory
style and communication skills that will facilitate timely resolution of sensitive
customer service and collection issues within an environment of favourable public
relations.
This executive will be responsible for driving change with a high degree of
integrity and energy and, therefore, must be self-directed and able to translate
strategic objectives into operational goals. Consensus building among teams and
embracing DH's core values will be essential.
The ideal candidate will have a BS/BA degree in finance, business management or
accounting from a reputable educational institution and have at least seven years
progressive experience in customer service/accounting operations in a
management role. The successful candidate must have demonstrated knowledge
and ability to effectively lead and motivate a staff of professional and clerical
positions. The position requires very strong leadership, problem solving, customer
service, teamwork, quantitative, analytical, and computer skills. Healthcare
experience and familiarity with the MEDITECH patient billing and accounting
systems would be an asset.

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has a vacancy for the position of
BRANCH MANAGER
PROFILE:
* Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Finance or a
related field
* Series 7 or the Canadian Securities and must be familiar
with investment products
* 10 years commercial banking experience with a minimum of
3 years managerial experience
* Experience managing diverse loan portfolios and
assessing loan quality
* Detailed knowledge of retail/commercial lending practices
and credit analysis to ensure the integrity of the portfolio
* Excellent communication, analytical and reasoning skills
* Excellent leadership and coaching skills
* Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with staff and
customers
* Strong PC skills

RESPONSIBILITIES
INCLUDE:
* Promoting excellent service quality
* Solicitation of new customers and managing sales
activities to enhance the profitability of the unit
* Effectively leading, supporting and coaching personnel
to achieve corporate objectives
* Reviewing and implementing new customer, mortgage
and commercial lending activities and organizational
strategies
* Managing loan portfolios and assessing loan quality
* Managing credit lines within the delegated authority

Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) Limited offers an excellent remuneration
and benefits package including performance-based incentives,
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Italian journalists attend the




Bahamas Weather Conference


INTERNATIONAL jour-
nalists used this year's
Bahamas Weather Confer-
ence as a launching pad for
diverse and extensive reports
on the country for Italian
audiences.
Eight Italian journalists
attended the conference,
which was held at the
Atlantis Resort between
April 13 and 17.
They represented several
media organisations that
reach millions of Italian con-
sumers, including CNBC
(Italy), the popular consumer
magazine "Tuttoturismo", "II
Corrier di Como" and the
titan of Italian television,
Mediaset.
The journalists began their
foray into Bahamian life by
attending conference ses-
sions, which catered mainly
to meteorologists who pro-
vide televised weather
reports to North American
and European viewers.
Many conference sessions
concentrated on the accurate
reporting of hurricane devel-
opment and movement.
Interest
Although Italy is not
threatened by hurricanes, the
sessions were of interest to
Italian journalists who are
keen to learn more about
how their reporting on
storms can affect tourism aad
travel to the Bahamas from
Italy, said Michelangela Vis-
mara, the regional manager
of Bahamas tourism office in
Italy.
"This is important because
in Europe, awareness of hur-
ricanes is still a big job to
do," Ms Vismara said.
However, the Ministry of
Tourism has already made
some progress in educating
tour operators who can bring
visitors to the Bahamas from
Italy, she said.
Ms Vismara pointed out
that the tour operators are
aware of the hurricane track-
ing systems and policies in
the Bahamas, and they are


SITALIAN journalists are pictured with Ministry of Tourism representatives (Italy).. r
(Photo: Derek Smith/BIS)


confident in the systems.
Ms Vismara said the infor-
mation coming out of the
conference is likely to boost
the confidence of Italian con-
sumers traveling during times
of the year when hurricanes
can occur.
The high standard of con-
struction in the Bahamas is
one point that will increase
confidence, since Italians are
aware that some Caribbean
countries do not have rigid


building guidelines.
"The more informed they
are, the more likely they are
to travel," she said. "They
will feel more comfortable
because now they know."
In addition to Weather
Conference items, the Italian
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variety of print articles and
broadcast reports with
Bahamas travel and lifestyle
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Bahama, Eleuthera and Aba-
co. They, also met, with
Bahamian artists, visited the
National Art Gallery and
dined at some of the coun-
try's premier restaurants.
Ms Vismara said there is
great potential for increasing
visitor arrivals from Italy to
the Bahamas.
Direct flights to Grand
Bahama between April and
October are an attraction, as
they avoid the tedious US
Customs process.
Italians are also fond of
"combo" vacations such as
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Florida/Bahamas trips.
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ful beaches may be a tremen-
dous draw since the Bahamas
is known to have some of the'
world's finest coastal areas.
"Italians are crazy for the
sea," Ms Vismara said.
"There are lots of beaches
and seaside resorts in Italy,
but the weather is not always
good, and people like to
experience something differ-
ent."
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gio said she already knows
how she will tackle her tele-
vision reports for Mediaset.
Her conference piece will
take a scientific approach to


predicting and reporting on
hurricanes.
Meanwhile, her second
piece will be a life and travel
commentary on the
Bahamas.
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co," she said. "We will show
sailing in Abaco. Then we
will talk about Eleuthera, and


in this, we will tell the history
of the Bahamas and the peo-
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NEW BIGHT, Cat Island Minister of Social Services and Community Development ..
Melanie Griffin addressing students of the New Bight primary school. Mrs Griffin explained the
six recognised levels of child abuse to the students and urged them to report any incidents of abuse .
to their parents, a trusted adult, church leader, teacher, pastor or police officer.
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OLD BIGHT, Cat Island Minister of Social Services and Community Development Melanie Grif-
fin discusses safety tips with students of the Old Bight high.school. Mrs Griffin had a lively discussion
with the students on child abuse prevention. She urged the students to report any form of child
abuse they encounter.
(BIS photo: Raymond Bethel)



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INFORMATION
SERVICES
THE BIGHT, Cat Island -
Minister of Social Services and
Community Development
Melanie Griffin took the mes-
sage of child abuse prevention
to Cat Island, kicking off her
ministry's Child Protection tour


of the Family Islands.
The tour got underway at the
New Bight Primary School,
where she told students that they
must not be afraid to report
abuse to their parents, teachers,
police officers or church leaders.
"Not all adults mean you well
and whenever someone hurts
you or your little brother or sis-
ter, or a friend, you must tell your
parents, teacher, preacher or the
police about it," Mrs Griffin said.
"If it is your mother who is
hurting you then tell your father.
If it is your father wh6 is hurting
you then tell your mother. If it is
both then tell your teacher,
school principal, the police or
your pastor," she said.
The minister explained the six
recognised levels of child abuse.
She began with physical abuse
which, she said occurs when chil-
dren are beaten excessively
about the body with a belt "or
anything that comes to hand."

Misbehave
"Now we know sometimes
children misbehave and at times
you may get a little spanking, but
that's not child abuse," she said.
"But if you are beaten to the
point where you bruise or bleed,
that is child abuse and if that ever
happens you need to tell some-
one about it immediately."
Mrs Griffin said the second
form of abuse is psychological,
which is also referred to as verbal
abuse. She said many persons
are guilty of committing psycho-
logical abuse, including the stu-
dents themselves.
"Verbal or psychological
abuse occurs when you call each
other bad names, whether its
related to the colour of your skin,
the length of your hair or the size
of your noses and ears. That is
wrong," said Mrs Griffin.
"Sometimes adults will tell you
that you are no good that you
will never amount to anything
and that you are stupid. That is a
form of psychological abuse and
when people say those things to
you, you should let someone
know about it," she said.
Mrs Griffin said the third form


of child abuse is sexual abuse.
She warned the students that
anytime an adult touches them in
a manner which makes them feel
uncomfortable they should
report it to the authorities,
because that person could be
committing sexual abuse.
"Particularly in places that are
covered by a swimsuit. Anyone
who touches you in that way
should be reported.
"I don't care if it is your big
brother, sister, aunty, uncle, dad-
dy, mummhy, preacher or Sunday
school teacher if they come to
you and touch you anywhere that
makes you uncomfortable that
is wrong and you ought to
report that immediately," she
said.
Mrs Griffin warned the stu-
dents that there are a number of
tricks abusers will use to avoid
being caught. One such trick is to
encourage their victims to keep
the abuse a secret.
"But guess what, don't keep
those kinds of secrets from your
parents, teachers or the police,"
she said. "Make sure you tell
someone about it if that ever
happens to you."
Mrs Griffin said two other
forms of child abuse are neglect
and abandonment. She said they
occur when parents fail to take
care of the basic needs of their
child or children, or leave their
child or children to care for
themselves for long periods of
time.
"This occurs when your par-
ents go out for long periods of
time without making sure that
you eat, that you bathe and brush
your teeth, that your clothes are
washed and ironed properly, that
you comb and plait your hair;
you are just there raising
yourselves," said Minister Grif-
fin.
"This should not happen to
you and if it is happening then
you should tell someone about
it," she added.
The minister also visited the
Old Bight high school, where she
encouraged the students to
report any incidents of child
abuse to a trusted adult, school
official or police officer.









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spa; Navone Lightbourne,
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Detective training



school on the case


THE detective training school
of the police college has gone
international with the recent
training of twenty officers from
the Turks and Caicos islands in
advanced crime investigation.
"'Their comments were that our
technique is better than that
which they experienced in other
countries," said Inspector Robert
Sherman Young, officer in charge
of the detective training school.
"That in itself is a great plus for
the Royal Bahamas Police
Force," he said.
Skills
The Turks and Caicos officers
were trained in investigative skills
including crime scene preserva-
tion, interviews, statement taking
and report writing.
The programme, which took
place in Providenciales, lasted for
two weeks with full-day sessions,
geared towards practical exercis-
es.
"We recognise that the Turks
and Caicos police is likely to


encounter some of the same
issues that we are encountering
in the Bahamas as they relate to
policing, due to all the develop-
ment going on there," said
instructor Detective Sergeant
Philip Moxey. '.
"They have indicated that they
are prepared to immediately put
their new skills into practice," he
said. "The training that we deliv-
ered also gives them the oppor-
tunity to review pending
matters and see whether.they can
bring resolution to some of
them."
Having taken over their recruit-
ment programme from Barbados,
the Bahamas regularly assist at.
various levels in training Turks
and Caicos police. Also, there is
co-operation at the Operation
Bahamas America Turks and
Caicos (OPBAT) level.
"As a result of the quality of
training the Turks and Caicos
autholibrities sawat th police col-
lege they requested that we put-
together a course for them and
we packaged it to suit their


needs," said Inspector Young.
"The success of this course rep-
resents the direction which the
Royal Bahamas Police Force
training college is moving. We are
looking at marketing our train-
ing programme to other
Caribbean islands as the commis-
sioner had suggested he wants to
do.
Standard
"The level of training that we
are now engaged in at the police
college and the detective training
school is of very high standard,"
he said.
Because of the social, cultural
and economic links between the
Bahamas and the Turks and
Caicos, said Inspector Young,
'we recognise that there are going
to be criminal elements who are
going to try and take advantage of
this ease of movement. .
"Therefore law enforcement
agencies are going to have to
become much tighter as time goes
on."


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Why an LNG Facility at Ocean Cay?


Unlike other proposed sites, Ocean Cay is the only site analyzed in the US or The
Bahamas that provides an adequate safety zone. Even if the FERC safety zones
were doubled or tripled the Ocean Cay site remains acceptable.


Ocean Cay is 9.45 miles from the nearest populated point of
Cat Cay and 7.8 miles from uninhabited South Cat Cay.




Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is a colourless, odourless and non-toxic liquid
that is formed when natural gas is cooled to -161 degrees Celsius or 2600
Fahrenheit. When cooled to this temperature, natural gas changes from a
vapour to a liquid (LNG) and shrinks to less than 600 times its original
volume, requiring 600 times less storage space than the regular natural gas.
This makes it possible to ship large quantities to distribution centres like the
one planned for Ocean Cay, Bahamas. LNG is then regasified into natural
gas and fed into pipelines. LNG is the same natural gas used by millions of
Americans and billions of people worldwide for heating and cooking,
only its liquid form.





Why does the US need LNG?

The United States has historically produced enough natural gas, together
with pipeline imports from Canada, to meet domestic consumption. The
decline of US and Canadian gas reserves has created a supply imbalance
requiring the importation of LNG to make up for declining reserves.

Is the US building new LNG terminals?

Three of the existing US LNG terminals (all but the Boston terminal) are
undergoing major expansions and three new LNG terminals are under
construction in the Gulf of Mexico and one in Baja, Mexico.


Why does Florida need to be supplied by LNG?

Florida's continued growth requires that clean burning natural gas be
supplied to Florida and particularly south Florida where existing pipeline
capacity is weakest. Adding LNG capacity at the growth centres is the best
solution for the US supply imbalance. In addition, LNG is more economical
for south Florida than domestic pipeline gas and gives Florida a diversified
supply of gas sources.


Why not in Florida?

For the same reasons the BEST commission has determined that Freeport is
not an acceptable site. There are no ports in Florida with deepwater access
and acceptable safety zones. Port Everglades has deep enough water but
no available land and the acceptable safety zones would require billions of
dollars to acquire the adjacent land if it was for sale. The Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Florida environmental reviews of the
AES and Tractebel's projects determined an LNG terminal in Florida was not
a feasible alternative.








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THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2005


SECTION


Miami Herald Business, Stocks, Analysis, Wall Street


Blue Hills plant winner




fined $313, 408 in 04


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE company awarded the
$22 million contract to build and
operate the Blue Hills reverse
osmosis plant last year paid
$313,408 in penalty fines after it
failed to meet the terms of its
existing contract with the Water
& Sewerage Corporation.
In its form 10-K filed with the
Securities and Exchange Com-
mission (SEC), Consolidated
Water said "various equipment
failures and operational prob-
lems" at its Windsor reverse
osmosis plant prevented its
Waterfields Company from sup-
plying the minimum stipulated
amount of water to the Water &
Sewerage Corporation.


Consolidated Water attrib-
uted much of the problems at
the Windsor plant to "some
fouling of membrane elements",
which had limited water pro-
duction.
In addition, the company also
"incurred penalties for not
meeting the diesel fuel and elec-
tricity efficiencies specified in


Bahamas trader is


denied bail over


alleged $1m fraud

Derek Turner had run in with

Australian regulators in 2000

BAHAMAS-BASED securities trader Derek Turner has failed
to obtain bail after being charged with allegedly defrauding hedge
fund investors out of more than $1 million, with a US judge yes-
terday ruling that he represented a potential flight risk.
US Judge James Ornstein yesterday r-fused to grant Mr Turner,
who has a home on Paradise Island, bail despite the Bahamas res-
ident offering to put up $3.7 million worth of property as collater-
al. '
Joseph Conway, Mr Turner's lawyer, said yesterday: "Unfortu-
nately, the judge didn't think that was sufficient to outweigh a
potential flight risk. We have the opportunity to put forward more
and we haven't precluded that."
Mr Turner has already pled not guilty at a charge-of wire fraud,
which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison if he is
found guilty.
He was charged with allegedly defrauding a father and son out of
more than $1 million they invested in a hedge fund he managed.
Mr Turner was arrested at his Long Island office on April 16 by
agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which alleged
that he had promised investors in his hedge fund, including the
father and son, a per annum return of 40 per cent.
Mr Turner was alleged to have told the duo that investors had
already placed $500 million into the fund, when the correct amount
was really $500,000. And US prosecutors are supposedly preparing
to raise the amount defrauded to $4 million.
SEE page two


better news for Consolidated
Water yesterday after Nasdaq,
the US stock market on which
its shares are listed, announced
that the filing of the company's
Form 10-K meant the compa-
ny would no longer be delisted
from the exchange.
Consolidated Water's previ-
ous failure to file the 10-K form
with the SEC had placed it in
non-compliance with Nasdaq
SEE page three


our water sale agreement.
These penalties .totalled
$313,408 in 2004".
To resolve the problems,
Consolidated Water had allo-
cated $850,000 for the purchase
of two containerised reverse
osmosis units for the Water-
fields plant, as it moves to
replace "certain equipment
prone to repetitive failure and
reduce the fouling tendency of
the feed water plant".
However, there was much


* By YOLANDA
DELEVEAUX
Senior Business Reporter
The Bahamas Pharmaceutical Associa-
tion (BPA) yesterday warned the Gov-
ernment to move foward slowly on the
Caribbean Single Market & Economy
(CSME), as it came out against draft leg-
islation that would allow foreign manu-
facturers and pharmaceutical product
wholesalers to distribute their products
directly to retailers and the public, cutting
out the Bahamian middleman.
Philip Gray, the BPA's public relations
officer, said that under the proposed Bill,
Bahamians could be exposed to signifi-
cant disadvantages that could negatively
impact the economy.
He explained that if the Bill to licence
and regulate pharmacists in the Bahamas
permitted an influx of businesses from
other CARICOM nations, these may
choose not to deal with Bahamian whole-


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P. 0. Box N-4950
Nassau, Bahamas
Telephone: (242) 302-9250
Fax: (242) 323-3581
www.bbsl.com


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BRADLEY ROBERTS, minister of public works
and utilities, announced the award of the $22m Blue Hills
reverse osmosis plant contract to Consolidated Water.


salers or retailers, but instead sell directly
to the public.
Bahamian pharmacists would not be
able to compete with these well financed
and resourced conglomerates, Mr Gray
said.
The BPA is also concerned that the
Government would have no control over
Caribbean pharmacists coming into the
Bahamas and opening large, or even small,
pharmacies.

Ensure
Mr Gray said that while the BPA is not
opposed to foreign workers, the Associa-
tion wants to ensure that Bahamian work-
ers are not displaced in the process. He
added that in Barbados, foreign pharma-
cists have to work a six-month rotation in
an approved hospital, clinic or other med-
ical facility, without pay, before they will
be given a licence to practice on their own.
A similar measure implemented in the


Bahamas would also impact the actual
number of Caribbean nationals who might
have considered coming to the Bahamas.-
"The Bahamas Pharmaceutical Associ-
ation. remainsvigilant as we develop our
strategic plan for the further development
of our profession, as well as to combat the
ills [the] Caribbean Single Market & Econ-
omy (CSME) can potentially bring to the
Bahamas, Mr Gray said.
"Barbados and other countries of like
size have already put in place infrastruc-
ture and legislation to secure their work-
force. I encourage all professionals, trade
workers and their associations to unite,
research and respond in like manner to
harness, nurture and protect their own."
Mr Gray was addressing a press confer-
ence to clarify the Association's position
on the Draft Bill to licence and regulate
the sector in a move to harmonise Bahami-

SEE page four


Queens Highway
P. 0. Box F-40731
Freeport, Grand Bahama
Phone: (242) 352-7022
Fax: (242) 352-7619
www.bbsl.com


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But Consolidated Water no


longer in danger of having

shares delisted by Nasdaq


Butterfield's

Bahamas

subsidiaries

increase

net income

by 100%

E By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business
Editor
BANK of Butterfield's
Bahamian operations
increased their net income
by 100 per cent during the
2005 first quarter to $0.4 mil-
lion, driven largely by fund
administration revenues, as
its Bermuda parent reported
total net profits of $24.3 mil-
lion.
Butterfield's Bahamian
operations, which comprise
Butterfield Bank (Bahamas)
and Butterfield Fund Ser-
vices (Bahamas), doubled
net income gained during
the three months to March
31, 2005, from last year's
$0.2 million.
Total revenues for its
Bahamian operations,
according to the company's
unaudited results, increased
by 14.3 per cent to $1.6 mil-
SEE page four


Nassau firms

'reaped' $10m

in alleged fraud

* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business
Editor
TWO Nassau-based com-
panies have allegedly
"reaped more than $10 mil-
lion in profits" by dumping
fraudulently issued shares
on unsuspecting investors.
In a lawsuit filed in the
US District Court for South-
ern Florida, the Securities
and Exchange Commission
(SEC) alleged that Bela
Enterprises LLC and Gib-
son Island Enterprises LLC,
which were both located in
Nassau, had earned $1.4 mil-
lion and $9 million in profits
from selling stock in Bio-
Heal.
Bio-Heal is listed on the
Over-the-Counter Pink
Sheets market in the US,
and is alleged to develop
natural healing products in
Nicaragua.
The SEC alleged that in
February 2005, Bio-Heal
"improperly" issued 12 mil-
lion unrestricted shares in
the company to three other
entities MRMG Holdings,
Kess Associates and ICOR.
MRMG and Kess were
then alleged to have trans-
SEE page five


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"AM I secure?" is probably
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get asked by chief executives of
small and large businesses
across the Bahamas.
According to a 2004 study by


The Gartner Group, security
remains the top IT-related con-
cern among business leaders
around the world. And it is
unlikely to change any time
soon.


The good news is that most
organisations can get secure and
stay secure by following a few
basic steps.
In Part one of this two- part
series on Security Essentials, I
will focus on the steps you need
to take to protect your company
from external threats. In Part
two, I will focus on protecting
your organization from inter-
nal threats.
Vulnerability Testing
The single biggest security
flaw that I see in many compa-
nies is that they assume that
once they have taken steps to
secure their organisation, then
they do not have to worry about
security any more. I call it the
"once secure, always secure"
myth.
The problem is that new secu-
rity vulnerabilities and flaws are
uncovered every day, leaving
your systems potentially open
to new methods of attack.
Vulnerability Testing is an
absolute must in determining
whether your system is still
secure from outside attacks. By
running a barrage of tests
against your firewall, including
tests that expose it to the very
latest known vulnerabilities, the


idea is to find and eliminate
potential holes before hackers
find them.
We recommend running vul-
nerability tests at least monthly
for all businesses. If your busi-
ness has particularly sensitive
information, more frequent test-
ing may be needed.
Approved Firewalls Only
Like most things, all firewalls
are not created equal.
When selecting a firewall for
your company, the single most
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whether it meets the industry
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Labs Approved (www.icsal-
abs.com). Without this desig-
nation, it is not possible to
assure yourself that your fire-
wall solution is up to the task of
being your company's first line
of defence.
Virus Protection
If your organisation has ever
been hit by a virus, you know
how much business disruption
they can cause. They often
result in the loss of critical busi-
ness information.
Whatever solution you
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With more than 65,000
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When it comes to securing
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To provide feedback on this
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working solutions, consulting
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The New Zealand press yesterday reported that
Mr Turner's parents, both aged in their 80s, were
"absolutely devastated" by the charges against their
son, whose wife was said to be in Australia.
The Tribune can reveal that this is not the first time
that Mr Turner has been in trouble with the authori-
ties and regulators over investment-related matters.
Just before he emigrated to the Bahamas in 2000,
Mr Turner was ordered by the New South Wales
Supreme Court to return all investor monies to his
clients.
The Court ruling, made on November 15, 2000,
was handed down because Mr Turner was allegedly
operating as an unlicensed investment adviser in Aus-
tralia.
The case was brought by the Australian Securities
and Investments Commission (ASIC), that nation's
capital markets regulator and the equivalent of the
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
An ASIC release said: "The court declared that
Mr Turner had breached the Corporations Law by car-


Bahamas trader
rying on a securities business without a dealers licence
issued by ASIC.
"The court also made orders restraining Mr Turn-
er from dealing in securities, carrying on a futures
broking business, operating an investment advice busi-
ness and from operating an unregistered managed
investment scheme."
ASIC added that it had obtained orders in May
2000 to prevent Mr Turner and Turning Investments
Pty from dealing with or disposing of money held in
the Turning Investments Fund without first obtaining
the regulator's written permission.
Mr Turner lives in the Bahamas with his Taiwanese-
born wife, three children and three stepchildren.
He hit the headlines in 2002 when he unveiled a
design for a building to replace the World Trade Cen-
tre, which was destroyed in the September 11 terror-
ist attacks. The futuristic 533-metre-high building,
which would have been the world's tallest if built, was
overlooked by officials.


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THE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2005, PAGE 3B


Blue Hills


plant winner


fined $313,408 in 2004


FROM page one

rules, but the exchange yester-
day said the issue was "closed"
and it would be 'business as usu-
al' once trading in New York
resumes this morning.
And Consolidated Water
yesterday described the $22
million Blue Hills reverse
osmosis plant contract, whose
award was announced earlier
this year by Bradley Roberts,
minister of works and public
utilities, was its "most exciting
project yet".
Rick McTaggart, Consoli-
dated Water's president and
chief executive, said the Blue
Hills contract award would
enable it increase ,the size of
its existing plant by about 1.2
million gallons per day, while
the new plant would produce
7.2 million gallons per day and
supply Water & Sewerage Cor-
poration with 35 billion gallons
over a 20-year period.


Under the terms of the 15-
year water supply agreement
with the Water & Sewerage
Corporation signed in May
1996, the Windsor plant is
required to supply at least 16.8
million gallons of water per
week. It expires on March 1,
2013, or after the plant has pro-
duced 13.1 billion gallons of
water.

Capacity
Consolidated Water said:
"The company's expansion of
the Windsor plant will increase
the capacity of the Windsor
plant by approximately 40 per
cent, to approximately 3.6. mil-
lion US gallons of potable
water per day.
"As part of its agreement
with Water & Sewerage Cor-
poration, the company is
required to provide engineer-
ing services and equipment to
reduce the amount of water


that is lost throughout Water
& Sewerage Corporation's
pipeline distribution system on
New Providence."
Mr McTaggart added that
Consolidated Water was "care-
fully watching" the applications
for an injunction and Judicial
Review of the Blue Hills con-
tract award, which had been
filed by losing bidder, Biwater
International.
Consolidated Water saw the
2004 revenues derived from its
Bahamian operations more
than double over 2003, growing
from $1.869 million to $4.374
million.
Its reverse osmosis plant in
Bimini, which provides potable
water to the Bimini Sands
Resort and the Bimini Beach
Hotel, supplied five million gal-
lons of water in 2004, an
increase of 66.7 per cent upon
last year's three million. The
plant can produce up to
115,000 gallons per day.

Water
Consolidated Water added:
"We expect the demand for
water to our plant in Bimini to
increase as additional condo-
minium units are completed at
the Bimini Sands development.
"Potable water is supplied to
Bimini Sands Resort, a mari-
na and condominium develop-
ment, and Bimini Beach Hotel,
a 40-room hotel. The develop-
er of the Bimini Sands Resort
continues to develop the prop-
erty, but we are not currently
aware of any time schedule by
the developer for the comple-
tion of the additional condo-
minium units.
"Under our agreement,
South Bimini International is
committed to pay for a mini-
mum of 3,000 US gallons of
water per customer per month
(36,000 US gallons per cus-
tomer per year) on a take or
pay basis in relation to the
Binuii Sands Resort. The price


of water supplied is adjusted
for inflation annually based on
Bahamian and US government
indices, and adjusted monthly
for changes in the cost of elec-
tricity. During 2004, we sup-
plied South Bimini Interna-
tional with 4.5 million U.S. gal-
lons of water.

Tourists
"We believe that water sales
in Bimini wil! continue to be
cyclical. We expect that our
sales will be higher during the
summer months when tourists
and fisherman arrive from the
US by boat, and when several
large angling tournaments are
traditionally held in Bimini. We
expect that our sales will be
lower during winter months
when the weather is not con-
ducive to pleasure boat travel
from the US."
Consolidated Water, though,
admitted it had not paid any
business licence fees to the
Government since starting its
Bimini water supply operation
on July 11, 2001, although it
had paid National Insurance
contributions on behalf of its
employees.
It added that business licence
fees were equivalent to 1-2 per
cent of annual gross revenues,
and said: "We estimate our
potential tax liability based on
our gross revenues earned
from commencement of
operations to be less than
$7,500."
Meanwhile, Waterfields
Company's Windsor Plant
more than doubled its supply if
water in 2004, growing this
from 356 million gallons in
2003 to 831 million gallons last
year.
Consolidated Water yester-
day announced that its net
income for 2004 had increased
by 48 per cent to a record
$6.197 million in 2004, while
total revenues were up 22 per
cent at $23.3 million.


Bahamas Supermarkets Limited, operators of City Markets, Nassau has
openings for the position of Management Trainee.
The successful applicant will have at least 2 years experience in retail
management and 2 years experience in merchandising, buying or marketing.
The applicant will have strong inter-personal skills, is a self-motivator and
has effective supervisory skills. The completion of secondary school with
a minimum of 3 BGCSE and some computer literacy is required. The position
requires the ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends and
holidays.
Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Please send a covering letter and resume together with references from past
employers, a picture and police background check to the Human Resources
Manager, P.O. Box N-3738, Nassau, Bahamas.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
Only qualified applicants will be contacted.



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THE DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS
AVERAGE QUARTERLY PRICES FOR SELECTED
ITEMS, NEW PROVIDENCE
SELECTED YEARS 2003 2005


ITEM


Coconuts
Pineapples
Tomatoes
Onions
Potatoes
Oranges
Plantains
Cucumbers
Sweet Peppers
Lamb Chops
Turkey
Wings/Drumsticks
Other Meats eg.
Mutton


2003


UNIT


Each
Each
lib
31bs
51bs
Each
Each
lib
lib
lib
lib

lib


2004


1st quarter 1st quarter


1.00
4.25
1.79
1.37
2.71
0.39
0.66
1.57
2.38
3.34
.89

1.90


1.08
4.49
1.48
1.86
2.38
0.38
0.69
1.49
2.33
3.53
.93

2.15


$B
2005
1st quarter

1.23
4.49
1.92
1.72
2.40
0.43
0.75
2.16
2.41
3.89
1.01

2.55


HIGHLIGHTS


During the first quarter of 2005, the average price for
cucumbers (per pound) increased 37.58% compared to the
first quarter of 2003.

Other meats such as mutton jumped 34.21% whilst lamb
chops and turkey wings/drumsticks increased by 16.48%,
respectively for the same quarter periods.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Did you know that in 1970, a 31b bag of onions cost $0.78? In 2004,
the average price increased to $1.89. This represents a 142.31% price
increase in 34 years.

Did you know that the average price for whole chicken (per pound)
jumped 98.82% from $0.85 in 1970 to $1.69 2004?

The average price for propane gas refilled (100lbs) 'skyrocketed'
284.62% between 1970 and 2004. This sharp increase was due to the
fact that in 1970, the average price for this item was only $13.00 but
in 2004, the average price rose to $50.00


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NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
(a) NYMPH CO. LTD., is in dissolution under the provisions of the
International Business Companies Act 2000.
(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on the April 27, 2005 when
its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by the Registrar
General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Shakira Burrows of Shirley Street,
Nassau, Bahamas.
(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company is required
on or before the 30th day of May, 2005 to send their names and addresses
and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator of the company or,
in default thereof, they may be excluded from the benefit of any distribution
made before such debts are proved.
April 28,2005
SHAKIRA BURROWS
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY


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THE TRIBUNE


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PAGE B, THRSDA, APRL 28,2005THEITIBUN


Pharmacists urge that wholesalers




receive protection from CSME


FROM page one

an regulations and bring stan-
dards into line with those of
other countries as globalization
continues to encroach on the
country's borders.
Joining Mr Gray were oth-
er members of the BPA and
affiliate bodies, including
Pedro Roberts, a former
chief pharmacist; Alfreda
Stubbs, BPA president; Gina
Carey, BPA vice-president;
Carol Sands, a member of
the Health Professional
Council; and Bruce Lowe,
BPA member.
Looking at the impact of
the CSME-driven legislation,
the ramifications for the
Bahamas could mean that a


large section of its workforce
- lawyers, architects, engi-
neers, nurses and other pro-
fessionals who would have
apprenticed locally could
be required to re-qualify
themselves.
Association members said
they were also concerned
that the draft legislation,
which would require all
pharmacists to obtain a
Bachelors of Science Degree
in Pharmacy, might require
similar qualifications from
workers in the health care
industry. The BPA said this
would further exacerbate the
national shortage of phar-
macists, nurses and other
health care professionals,
and their ability to meet the


needs of the relatively
advanced health system in
the Bahamas.
The BPA wants the Gov-
ernment to look at where the
Bahamas is as a country and
to consider its unique needs,
in an effort to ensure the
workforce is not detrimen-
tally affected. It also wants
the Government to put -in
place the infrastructure and
the means for pharmacists to
be trained locally in a degree
programme, similar to what
has been done in the legal
profession with the Eugene
Dupuch Law School.
"Under the CSME ,the
needs of the Bahamian econ-
omy and workforce would be
subordinate to the needs of
the whole region. If we


become a part of the region-
al trade agreement, our
economy is the strongest, yet
we're making ourselves the
lowest common denomina-
tor, we're asking the econo-
my to take a downfall," Mr
Lowe said.
He added that while he
understands the need for a
regional trading bloc, he did
not see how the measures
outlined in the draft legisla-
tion would positively impact
trade between the Bahamas
and the region, or the
Bahamas the US.
Mr Lowe warned that the
Bahamas has to be careful
not to put its own workforce
at risk, not just for pharma-
cists, but for other profes-
sions as well.


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Butterfield's Bahamas



subsidiaries increase



net income by 100%


FROM page one
lion from $1.4 million in the
2004 first quarter.
Bank of Butterfield said
the performance reflected
"growth in revenues from
fund administration ser-
vices".
The Bermuda parents
added that the total assets
of its Bahamian sub-
sidiaries had increased by
225.7 per cent year-on-
year to $68 million, while
client assets under admin-
istration were up by $3 bil-
lion at $4.1 billion.
The performance of
Butterfield's Bahamian
subsidiaries is likely to
have been boosted by
obtaining a full quarter of
earnings from Butterfield
Fund Services (Bahamas).
The fund administrator,
which was previously
Deerfield Fund Services,
was acquired by Butter-
field at the end of January
2004.
Meanwhile, the Bermu-
da parent reported that its
first quarter net income
had increased to $24.3 mil-
lion, a rise of 12.7 per cent
on the 2004 fourth quar-
ter and 22 per cent ahead
year-on-year when an $5.8
million investment gain in
the 2004 first quarter was
stripped out.
Diluted earnings per


share in the 2005 first
quarter were $1.04, up 12
cents on the previous
quarter.
Richard Ferrett, Bank of
Butterfield's executive
vice-president and chief
financial officer, said:
"Our return on equity for
the quarter was 22.7 per
cent, remaining in line
with our target to achieve
a return exceeding 20 per
cent.
"Significant increases
were seen year-on-year in
the bank's revenue gener-
ation, with net interest
income increasing by 29.5
per cent and revenues
from trust and investment
services and asset man-
agement increasing by 44.6
per cent and 37.5 per cent
respectively.
"These increases reflect
significant growth in both
our customer deposit base
.and loan portfolio, the
acquisition of Leopold
Joseph and increased rev-
enues generated by our
businesses group-wide."
Bank of Butterfield
entered the Bahamas in
August-September 2003,
with the acquisitions of
Thorand Bank & Trust
and Leopold Joseph
(Bahamas). Both institu-
tions were subsequently
merged to form Butter-
field Bank (Bahamas).


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52wk-HI 52wk-Low Symbol Previous Close Today's Close Change Daily Vol. EPS $ Div PIE Yield
1.20 0.95 Abaco Markets 0.95 0.95 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%
6.26 5.55 Bank of Bahamas 6.26 6.26 0.00 0.152 0.330 11.5 5.27%
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 1.45 1.45 0.00 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%
8.32 6.76 Cable Bahamas 8.32 8.32 0.00 0.556 0.240 15.0 2.88%
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 8.34 8.34 0.00 0.673 0.410 12.4 4.92%
1.64 0.36 Doctor's Hospital 1.64 1.64 0.00 0.258 0.000 6.4 0.00%
4.02 3.13 Famguard 4.02 4.02 0.00 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%
8.01 6.54 FirstCaribbean 8.01 8.01 0.00 0.591 0.330 13.6 4.12%
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 0.00 250 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 5.81 5.68 -0.13 0.201 0.000 28.9 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 S2wk-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 Hoding 0.29n0.54 d 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****
/43 1T' 1.321% 12003 14.88%
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 Fidelitj
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colilna 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
Dally Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV $ Dividends per share paid In the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
PIE Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100
* AS AT MAR. 31, 2005/ **" AS AT FEB. 28, 2005
* AS AT MAR. 24, 2005/* AS AT MAR. 31, 2005/***** AS AT MAR. 31, 2005
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PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, DWIGHT CONRAD
BROWN, of Yellow Elder Gardens, Nassau, Bahamas,
intend to change my name to DWIGHT CONRAD
SWEETING. If there are any objections to this change of
name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the
Chief Passport Officer, RO.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no
later than thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this
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THE TRIBUNE








THE TIBUNETHURDAY, PRIL 8, 205, PGE 5


Nassau firms

'reaped' $10m

in alleged fraud

FROM page one
panies, Bela Enterprises
LLC and Gibson Island
Enterprises respectively,
which are named in the
SEC action as relief
defendants.
The SEC charged that
both Bela Enterprises
LLC and Gibson Island
Enterprises LLC "gen-
erated millions in net
profits by dumping Bio-
Heal shares while the
stock was being touted
to investors through the
Internet".
Bela Enterprises LLC
allegedly received four
million Bio-Heal shares
from MRMG, and gen-
erated $1.4 million from
selling 400,000, while
Gibson Island Enter-
prises LLC also received
four million Bio-Heal
shares from ICOR, gen-
erating $9 million in
profits by selling 1.2
million shares.
Trading in Bio-Heal's
stock has since been sus-
pended.
Bela Enterprises LLC
and Gibson Island
Enterprises LLC were
said to still hold 3.6 mil-
lion and 2.8 million Bio-
Heal shares respective-
ly.
Both companies are
described as having
their "principal place of
business in Nassau,
Bahamas", although
they are registered in
Anguilla.
The 12 million shares
were initially issued to
MRMG, Kess and ICOR
on February 10, 2005, by
a resolution signed by
'Bio-Heal's secretary,
treasurer and director,
George Minto. This res-
olution also authorised
an attorney called
Michael Smith to issue
an opinion letter on the
issuance of the shares
pursuant to a 'Regula-
tion 504 offering'.
Letter
Bio-Heal's transfer
agent then allegedly
received a letter from
Mr Smith the same day,
which said the 12 mil-
lion shares were exempt
from having to be regis-
tered with the SEC a
statement the regulator
alleged was false. The
letter also allegedly
authorised the release
of the 12 million shares
"without a restrictive
legend" that would pre-
vent MRMG, Kess and
ICOR trading the stock
publicly.
However, the SEC
alleged that the letter
was a fraud, with the
telephone and fax num-
ber on it those of Lone
Star Legal Aid in Texas.
The SEC said no
'Michael Smith' works
for the company, and
the firm did not issue
securities opinion let-
ters.
The US capital mar-
kets regulator "thus
allowed unrestricted
shares to be traded on
the open market in
direct violation of the
most basic of registra-
tion provisions of the
securities laws".
Gibson Island Enter-
prises, the Nassau-based
company, sold its shares
for the $9 million profit
between March 11 and
March 29, 2005. Bela
reaped its profits
between March 9 and
March 24, 2005, Some 15
other investors pur-
chased Bio-Heal stock
during the time the two
Bahamian entities were
trading the unregistered
shares.


The SEC alleged:
"Because the money the
relief defendants
received from the sale
of the shares represents
the proceeds of the
fraud perpetrated in this
case, and because the
relief defendants did not
have any legitimate
claim to the shares or
the proceeds from such
sales, the proceeds are
subject to disgorgement
as the ill-gotten gains of
fraud."


Accountants'


meeting with


minister


MEMBERS of the Bahamas
Institute of Chartered Accoun-
tants (BICA) Council met
with Allyson Maynard-Gib-
son, minister of financial ser-
vices and investments, last
Thursday to discuss matters
of interest to accountants and
auditors, plus developments
in financial services and
investments.


* BICA second
vice-president Kendrick
Christie; BICA council
member Milfort Lockhart;
Mrs Maynard-Gibson,
BICA president Ricky
Chea, Permanent Secretary
at the ministry of financial
services, Sheila Carey; and
BICA council member
Louis Butler.


BNT seeks PUBLIC



COMMENT on Draft



Management Plan for


Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park


Please send comments by

Tuesday, May 31

to Bahamas National Trust,
RO. Box N-4105, Nassau,
Bahamas or by email:
ecarey@batelnet.bs


Tel: 242-393-1317
Fax: 242-393-4978





The plan was developed through
the "Parks Partnership" funded
by the Bacardi Family
Foundation, in a joint initiative
with The Nature Conservancy.


Wednesday, May I I: New Providence,
7pm The Retreat,Village Road





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Sentinel executives gain insight into QI


Executives at Sentinel
Bank & Trust have
been warned about
the need to "stay
abreast" of the reporting duties
imposed by the US Internal
Revenue Service's (IRS) Qual-
ified Intermediary (QI) initia-
tive, due to the penalties that
can be imposed.
Kendrick Christie, the leading
manager on QI engagements at
Deloitte & Touche (Bahamas),
told the executives at a semi-
nar: "The US Internal Revenue
Service (IRS) introduced US
tax information reporting rules
that directly impact foreign
financial institutions (FFIs) res-
ident outside the US that hold
US securities on behalf of cus-
tomers.
"When FFI's fail to provide
such information, the IRS
imposes full US withholding
tax, interest and penalties,
regardless of treaty benefits or
other exemptions from with-
holding that may otherwise
apply to a customer. You can
see, then, how crucial it is to
become fully acquainted with
the requirements, both in terms
of protecting the jurisdiction's
reputation and that of the FFI
itself."
Mr Christie added that FFIs
can apply to become QIs to
eliminate the level of data the
IRS required.
"We cannot place enough


emphasis on the need for our
local financial services sector to
stay abreast of the duties of QI
reporting," said Mr Christie.
Outlining topics such as the
reporting requirements of the
IRS, the complex issues regard-
ing US facility holders, and
issues regarding proper with-
holding rates (especially for
those facility holders from coun-
tries with treaty benefits), Mr.
Christie's presentation covered
the entire QI process and the
key to effective management of
QI obligations.
Richard Evans, managing
director of Sentinel Bank &
Trust, said the seminar infor-
mation would help enhance the
level of service offered by the
Bahamian-based financial insti-
tution.
"We always strive to antici-
pate and surpass the expecta-
tions of our clients," said Mr
Evans. "Having members of our
team develop a better under-
standing of the QI process will
place us in good stead with the
global competition that we face.
"It is yet another way to pro-
tect the interests of our clients
in an international environment,
which is seeing an escalation in
the reporting demands of many
governments and jurisdictions.
By taking the initiative to pro-
vide our staff with this seminar,
SBT has shown it deserves its
status as an industry standout."


E WE GOT THE WARNING Pictured above are executives of Sentinel Bank & Trust.


GN 196

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

VACANCY FOR MANAGER
BAHAMAS TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of
Manager, Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute, in the Ministry of
Education.

Requirements for the post:

A Bachelors Degree in Social Science or Natural Sciences.

At least ten (10) years experience in Education, five (5) of which must be in
administration or supervision, or
A minimum of fifteen (15) yeais teaching experience, five (5) of which must
be in administration or supervision.

Strong communication and organizational skills are required.

A working knowledge or Microsoft Word and Excel is considered an asset.

Specific duties of the post include the ability to:

administrate matters pertaining to training and the curricula;

Supervise and evaluate administrators/departments;
apply crisis prevention techniques in matters relating to staff and students;

work consistently towards the growth, development and promotion of the
Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institution;

collaborate with Industry in order to enhance the development of the institute,
staff, programmes and physical resources;

promote Staff Development Programs and encourage staff to enhance their
professional development;

formulate articulation agreement with local and foreign tertiary level institutions;

*' develop Instructor Evaluation Programs to ensure that the students are receiving
quality instruction that prepares them for competition in the job market;

ensure that the institute adheres to its Mission and Vision Statements;

guide and motivate staff in the performance of their duties;

promote the Institution locally and abroad;

promote a positive image of technical/vocational education;

conduct meetings with administrator, general staff and students on a regular
basis;

coordinate the preparation of the annual budget;

monitor budgetary expenditures;

further develop and enhance the physical plant of the campus; and

perform relevant duties as may be assigned by the Permanent Secretary.

The salary of the post is Scale ED6- $39,600 x $700 $45,900 per annum (2003
salary).

Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Departments. Interested
persons may obtain application forms from the Ministry of Education, Thompson
Boulevard or the Department of Public Service, Poinciana Hill Complex, Meeting
Street. They must be returned complete with original qualifications and
documentary proof of relevant experience, to the Secretary, Public Service
Commission, Poinciana Hill Complex, Meeting and Augusta Street no later than
6th May, 2005.

Secretary
Public Service Commission


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shore line, ropes, a/c syncronizer, microwave, refrigerator, T/V, hand held VHF
Radio.
Reduced for Quick Sale $39,995.00
Sold to the first customer at the above published price, summer is approaching
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prices) in this publication, so hurry and take advantage of this once in a lifetime
deal, and have a great summer; call 359-2175 or 393-3646, be the first to call
at this special price.






Employment Opportunity


HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL


Progressive Christian organization is seeking a dynamic, results
oriented go-getter to lead a high school administrative team and
inspire a growing student population.


Responsibilities include the overall administration, supervision and
organization of the high school.


Applicants must be committed to the goals of Christian education, have
the necessary vision to ensure the future development of the high
school, and be able to lead and work effectively in a team environment.


Qualification: Masters Degree in Education preferred but persons with
less qualification but a proven record of successful leadership
may be considered.


We offer an attractive compensation and benefits package to the
successful applicant. Detailed information and application forms may
be collected from Evangelistic Temple,
Collins Avenue at fourth terrace west, Centreville.


Application deadline May 61, 2005.


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THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2005, PAGE 7B


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MARSHALL ROAD (NASSAU)

Lot #54, land size 42,130 sq. ft. with a masonry
building with eight inch concrete block walls. The
front 2 units are 95% complete.

Appraisal: $256,233.00

Heading west on Blue Hill Road, go pass the
intersection of Cowpen and Blue Hill Road, turn
right onto Marshall Road (Adventure Learning Center
Road), follow road to the final curve before the
beach. The subject property is about 100 feet on
the right side, grey trimmed white with unfinished building attached.


house is second on your right with garage.


KENNEDY SUBDIVISION (NASSAU)

Lot no. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single
story house, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, living room,
dining area, family room, kitchen, study, laundry
and an entry porch.


Appraisal: $175,350.00

Heading west along Soldier Road take main
entrance to Kennedy Subdivision on the left, then
take the 1st corner on the left then 1st right,


GOLDEN GATES #2 (NASSAU)

Lot #1490, section 2 with a 25 year old single family
residence 2,480 sq. ft. consisting of five bedrooms,
.two bathrooms, seperate living and dining room with
a spacious kitchen, lot size is 6,000 sq. ft.

Appraisal: $120,000.00

Property is at grade and level with adequate drainage,
house situated on road knowns as "Donahue Road"
which is on the southern side of Carmicheal Road.
Last painted green trimmed white. Enclosed on one side with 5 ft., chain link fencing and at
the front with a low cement block wall with two driveways and a walkway.

VALENTINES EXTENSION (NASSAU)

Lot #2 contains a 19 year old 1 1/2 storey four plex
with a floor area of 3,621 sq. ft. The two storey
section consist of a master bedroom, bathroom and
sitting area upstairs and two bedrooms, one bath,
living, dining, family room and kitchen downstairs.
The single storey consist of one two bedroom, one
bath apartment and two efficency apartments, land
size 7,500 sq. ft. Multi-Family zoning on flat land
and not subject to flooding.
Appraisal: $347,006.00

The subject property is located on the western side of Valentine's Extension Road, just over one
hundred feet north of the roadway known as Johnson Terrace. Travel east on Bernard Road,
turn left onto Adderley Street which is opposite SAC,.continue left at the deep bend, take first
right into Johnson Terrace, go to T-junction and turn left, then first right. Property is second
building on right, white trimmed brown.


KENNEDY SUBDIVISION (NASSAU)

Lot #5 land size 3,600 sq. 40 x 90 ft., contains
a 21 year old single story house 3 bed, 1 bath,
living, dining and kitchen. The lot is on flat land
and fairly level with the roadway, residential single
family zoning.

Appraisal: $100,800.00

The subject property is located on the southern
side of Soldier rad about 200 ft., east of the
intersection of Kennedy Subdivision and Soldier
Road. Painted blue trimmed white, a low concrete wall and concrete gateposts are located at
the front with a chainlink fencing enclosing the sides and the back also walkway and driveway
in the frontyard. Ground neatly maintained with basic landscaping in place. Accommodation
consist of three bedrooms, one bathroom, living and dining area and kitchen.


house which is painted white trim with


GLENISTON GARDENS
SUBDIVISION (NASSAU)

30 Year old single story house with floor area of
1,800 sq. ft., Lot #28 land size 14,475 ft., consist
of 4 bed, 3 bath, living, dining, kitchen, utility
room and carport.

Appraisal: $211,050.00

Driving east on Prince Charles, take the corner
before the shopping centre on the right side,
Follow the road around the curve to the subject
blue with a drive way up to the carport.


DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO)
3 two bed, 1 bath triplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no.
18b with an area for a small shop. Age 12 years
the land is a portion of one of the Dundas Town
Crown Allotment parcels stretching from Forest
Drive to Front Street, being just under a quarter
acre in size and on the lowside. A concrete
block structure, with asphalt shingle roof and
L-shape in design with a total length of 70x26
ft, plus 50 x 22 ft., 2,920 sq. ft., the interior
walls are concrete blocks, ceiling is sheet rock
and the floors of vinyl tiles.

Appraisal: $220,500.00



BAHAMA SOUND (EXUMA)
Duplex in lot #6625, Bahama Sound #8, East
Exuma, trapezium shaped lot 35 ft above sea
level, 10,000 sq. ft., single storey, 10 year old
duplex, 2 bed, 1 bath, kitchen, dining and living
room and porch area. Property is landscaped.


Appraisal: $170,047.50


MURPHY TOWN (ABACO)

Lot #60 with a structure, lot size 60 x 115 ft.,
6,900 sq. ft., 10 ft., above sea level but below
road level and would flood in a severe hurricane
the duplex has dimensions of 60 ft.by 30 ft
partly of wood and partly of cement blocks
with one section virtually finished and occupied
with blocks up to:window level and floor ready
to be poured. The roof is asphalt shingles, the
interior walls and ceiling are of 1x6 pine and
the floor dceramic tiles. The finished work
is average/below, 2 bedrooms, one bath,
living/dining. The occupied portion of the
structure is not complete. Age: 10 years old.

Appraisal: $80,498.00


HAMILTON'S (LONG ISLAND)
Queen's High Way, lot of land 13,547 sq. ft.,
dwelling house of solid concrete floors,
foundation column and belt course with finished
plaster. Two bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen,
dining, and living room. Total living space is
1,237 sq. ft., utilities available are electricity,
water, cable tv and telephone.
Appraisal: $98,057.00


MURPHY TOWN (ABACO)
Crown Allotment #70, singe storey wood and
concree commercial building approximately
758 sq. ft., about 20 years old.


Appraisal: $71,946.00


RAINBOW BAY SUBDIVISION.
(ELEUTHERA)

Lot #44, Block 5, Section A. The lot is on a hill
overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Area is
approximately 10,800 sq. ft. This site
encompasses a two storey apartment block of
two apartments. One upstairs and one downstairs.
Each comprising one bedroom one bathroom,
front room, dining, kitchen. There is a wooden
porch approximately 8 6 feet wide on the upper
level secured with a wooden handrail. The garage
area has been converted into a efficiency
apartment and now houses one
bedroom/frontroom in one and one bathroom. Age: is 7 years old. The apartments could be
rented at $700 per month partly furnished. The efficiency rented at $400 per month.


Appraisal: $308,402.00

lie 3VEARLY SETTLERS DRIVE (ELEUTHERA),Lot #7 Early Settlers Drive, North Eleuthera Heights, size 11,200 sq. ft., contains incomplete 3 bed,
2.5 bath, living room, dining room, kitchen and tv room.
Appraisal: $141,716.40





NORTH ELEUTHERA HEIGHTS (ELEUTHERA), Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft., and bounded on North by Early Settler Drive and South by Deal Investment Ltd., this is a single family zoning and
50 ft., above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation with plumbing and roughing inplace and well compacked quarry fill. The concrete floor has not been poured as yet. The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft.
Appraisal: $43,968.75
Lot #20 situated 1.5 miles east wardly of the Bluff Settlement. The said lot is vacant and a hill over looking the Atlantic Ocean.

DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO), Crown Alotment #21- Vacant land 10,810 sq. ft. off S.C. Bottle Drive.

BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND (ABACO), Lot #1, Block A, on Central Abaco. This property is vacant and is approximately 9,100 sq. ft. This property is elevated and should not flood under normal conditions.
Appraisal: $8,236.00
The property is in the southwestern portion of the Bahama Coral, Coral Island and bounded northwesterly by 60 ft. Wide Road.
BAHAMA SOUND (EXUMA), Lot #7088 situated in Bahama Sound, Exuma section 10 East. Great Exuma approximately 10.5 miles west of George Town lot is square in shape on elevation of approximately 15 ft., above sea level
contains 10,000 sq. ft., No adverse site conditions noted. This property is single family residence.
Appraisal: $26,250.00
Property is located on the northwestern side of the Queen's Highway, about 10.5 miles northwest of George Town.


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Securities


Commission


employee

passes SerieshN
passe Se ie with the Securities Commis-
sion of the Bahamas has
6a passed the Series 6 mutual
e ani6 ^ t funds and investment compa-
exa m i at o nies review course after train-
ing with the Nassau-based
_Nastac Group.
Kaylisa Adderley sat the
KINGSWAY ACADEMYA Series 6 exam in Miami.
INGSWAYACADEMY The examination is offered
F A ii aby the New York Stock
P.O. Box N-4378 Exchange (NYSE) to candi-
dates who wish to. specialise
in the trading of mutual fund
NASSAU, BAHAMASand annuity products, and
want to become licensed bro-
ker/dealers.
VACANCIES FOR SEPTEMBER, 2005

TEA HER KAYLISA Adderley is
Kingsway Academy invites applicants from qualified and experienced ,, pictured with Reece Chip-
candidates for the following teaching positions at the High School level man, president of the Nas-
(grade 7 through 12). tac Group.
Information Technology
Auto Mechanics (Grades 10 12) and Woodwork (Grades 7 9)
Physical Education/Track and Field Coach UBS
SSpanish/French (Grades 7 12)hare your new s
Mathematics/Physics (Grades 10 12) The Tribune wants to hear
UBS is the leading global wealth manager. UBS (Bahamas) Ltd. from people who are making
The successful candidates should have the following: our subsidiary in Nassau, has an opening for the position of a Perhaps you are raising funds
Perhaps you are raising funds
An Academic Degree in the area of specialization for a good cause, campaigning
A Teaching Certificate Manage orempr vements n the area
SExcellent Commucation Skills Information Technology Services If so, call us on 322-1986
A love for children and learning and share your story..
born again andpracticing Christian.The IT Services Team provides smooth daily processing of all IT
and telecommunication systems to UBS in the Bahamas. Our main
Letters of application together with a recent color photograph and detailed technological environment consists of a W2K Network with about
Curriculum Vita (including the names and address of at least three 130 users, Netscreen Firewalls, MS-Exchange, Meridian PBX,
references, one being the name of one's church minister) should be Sybase, MS SQL and Oracle database systems, IBM WebSphereN O T IC E
submitted by Monday, May 6th, 2005. and Veritas NetBackup.
NOTICE is hereby given that MR TEMIKO JEAN OF LEWIS YARD,
LIBRARIAN/MEDIA CENTRE SUPERVISOR In this challenging position you will be responsible for: GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a
Experience in Library Science with Learning/Research Media Technology Leading the local IT Team (five professionals) citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason
(v pwhy registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send
SECURITY GUARD Ensuring an ongoing high quality of all Information Technology a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight dIys
services provided; from the 21ST day of APRIL, 2005 to the Minister responsible for
Kingsway Academy is seeking the service of a trained Security Guard. Budgeting, planning and coordinating all changes to the existing Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.
Only qualified persons should apply. Deadline for applications is Thursday, IT environment;
May 12, 2005. Reporting to local and global Management on a regular basis;
Coordinating with local, regional and global Providers all
All information for the above positions should be sent to: planned changes;
Ms. Kelcine Hamilton Participating in local Management and Risk Committees
Academy Affairs Manager NOTICE
Kingsway Academy Business Office The successful candidate meets the following requirements:
Bernard Road NOTICE is hereby given that REGINALD PETION OF
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or.Information Technology; CARMICHAEL ROAD NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to
At least 5 years of work experience in a similar position and thie Miister resp6hFisiblh for Nitiofiality anid Citize nthlip, for
environment (proven track record); registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
Expert knowledge of most of the above mentioned technologies; that any person who knows any reason why registration/
Several years of experience in managing a team of IT professionals; naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT Strong Project Management, Leadership and Communication from the 28TH day of APRIL, 2005 to the Minister responsible
skills; .for Nationality and Citizenship, RO.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
FINANCIAL CONTROL Banking knowledge desirable. Bahamas.
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, Nassau Branch, Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are asked to
is seeking the services of an Assistant Vice President in its Financial apply in writing, enclosing a full resume with cover letter to:
Control Department. The Successful candidate will carry out the
following duties: UBS (Bahamas) Ltd.
Daily monitoring of Branch and Subsidiaries Balance Human Resources
Sheets and reviewing daily exception reports P.RO.Box N-7757 NOTICE is hereby given that NELCIA JOSEPH OF COLLETON
Sri Nassau, Bahamas STREET RIDGELAND PARK, P.O. BOX N-9088, NASSAU,


BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 28TH day of APRIL, 2005 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.




SMERCK SHARP& DOHME
Professional Sales Representative

As part of a leading research-driven pharmaceutical products
and services company, we market a broad range of
innovative products to improve human health.
Currently we are searching for qualified candidates to fill
a Professional Sales Representative position open in the
Bahamas territory. This position is responsible for
implementing sales and marketing programs in their
assigned territory with the objective of increasing sales
and market share.
Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree, MBA or equivalent college degree
Previous medical sales representative experience preferred.
Available and willingness to travel
Excellent oral and written communication in English
language
Knowledge of PC applications
Valid and active driver's license
Demonstrated interpersonal and presentation skills.
We strive to create a working environment that rewards
commitment and performance. As such we offer an excellent.
compensation and benefit package.
Qualified candidates may fax or send resumes, with salary
history to:
PSR MSD
att: Mr S. Van Er
Lowe's Wholesale Drug Agency
Soldier Road
P.O. Box N-7504
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: 1 242-393-1527
We are an equal opportunity employer. We take affirmative
action to consider applicants without regards of race, color,
sex, religion, national origin, Vietnam Era and/or Disabled
Veteran Status or individuals with disabilities.


Implement new accounting standards and regulatory
requirements in the Financial Control Department.
Assist in the monitoring of large exposures, interest
rate, foreign exchange rate and various credit risk limits.
Assist in the Asset and Liability management process.
Assist in the documentation and testing on controls
surrounding the financial reporting of certain accounts
in accordance with the Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
Assist in the external, internal and Central Bank audit
processes by ensuring that financial records and financial
statements are provided during the exercise.
Complete regulatory and Group financial returns in
accordance with regulatory guidelines and Group
policies and standards.
Assist in the preparation of annual financial plans and
budgets.
Supervise daily bank and securities reconciliation
Qualifications/Experience:
A professional accounting qualification (CPA, CAA,
ACA, etc).
At least five (5) years of post qualification work
experience in an accounting firm or financial institution,
including 3 years in a supervisory or managerial role
building/leading small teams to achieve results within
tight deadlines.
Additional Skills:
A high level of interpersonal skills and the ability to
deal with management at all levels locally and
internationally.
Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
Ability to foster a positive team environment.
Ability to embrace change in a dynamic organization.
Proficient in Microsoft Windows based applications,
especially Excel and Word.
Applications should be addressed and submitted to:
Manager Human Resources
HSBC
P.O. Box N-4917
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: 502-2566
Application Deadline: Wednesday, 11 May 2005


We welcome our new
FULL-TIME registered EEG
Technician, Helen Gerometie,
REEGT/CNIM

Now offering thefollowing services:

* Adult and pediatric Neurology consultation
Specializing in Epilepsy, ADHD,
Development Delay andAlzheimer's
Disease

Adult and Pediatric Physiotherapy

Neurodiagnostics (EEG,EMG/NCS, Evoked
Potentials)

Sleep Studies

Scientific Data Analysis/Data Management
For more information or to schedule
an appointment please call:

Tel: (242) 322-8763 ||
Fax: (242) 322-8764
Medical Arts Building,
Dean's Lane, Fort Charlotte


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MOUNT Tabor, Macedo-
nia and Golden Gates cele-
orated as the respective
champions in the Baptist
Sports Council's 2005 basket-
ball league that concluded on
Tuesday night at the Baillou
Hills Sporting Complex.
Mount Tabor clinched the
men's title, winning the third
;ind final game 36-24 over
Evangelistic Centre in the
league's grand finale. They
won the opener 39-34, but lost
game two 37-25.
Macedonia were double
winners in the junior division.
In avenging the defeat last
year when they were elimi-
nated in the playoffs, Mace-
donia came back and secured
a 47-46 triumph in game three
to pick up the title. Macedo-
nia had won game one 40-35,
but was blown out by First


Baptist 53-38 in game two.
Macedonia got the other
title in the 15-and-under divi-
sion. After losing game one
22-20, Macedonia came back
to duplicate First Baptist win-
ning margin with a 29-25 deci-
sion in game two.
They put the icing on the
cake in the third game with a
42-34 win.
In the ladies' series, Mace-
donia had won a close battle
in game one, 28-27, but they
defaulted game two. By virtue
of the point spread, Golden
Gates emerged as the ladies'
champions.
Here's a summary of the
games played:
* Mount Tabor 36, Evan-
gelistic Center 24 (Men):
Albert Simmons canned 13,
Kevin Smith had 10 and N
Culmer scored seven to lead
Mount Tabor in the clincher.
Derek Sands had seven and


Lamont Bain added six in a
losing effort.
Evangelistic Centre 37,
Mount Tabor 25 (Men):
Tyrone Sands had 13, Harry
Sands eight and Keaton Han-
na finished with six as Evan-
gelistic Centre avoided being
swept in two straight games
as they pulled even in the
series.
Marvin Henfield matched
the game high honors with 13
and Kevin Smith added eight.
Mount Tabor 39, Evan-
gelistic Centre 34 (Men):
Albert Simmons led the way
with 13, Marvin Henfield had
11 and Teshawn Lockhart
added seven as Mount Tabor
won the opener of the series.
Tyrone Sands scored a side
high 12, Harry Sands four and
both Dereck Sands and
Lawayne Curtis added three
apiece in the loss.


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Macedonia 47, First Bap-
tist 46 (19-and-under): Leon
Rahming canned a game high
15, Terrell Williams had 10,
Mario Curry eight, Rohn
Johnson seven and Keno
Brice six for a balanced scor-
ing attack for Macedonia as
they clinched the title.
Eugene Bain scored 11,
Carlos Thompson and
Charles Williams both had
eight and Gamalial Rose was
held to just seven in the dis-
appointing loss.
First Baptist 53, Mace-
donia 38 (19-and-under):
Eugene Bain scored 14,
Gamalial Rose 12, Carlos
Thompson had nine and
Charles Ferguson added eight
as First Baptist avoided a
sweep, evening the series at
1-1.
Keno Brice had a game
high 18 and Leon Rahming
chipped in with 12 in the loss.


Macedonia 40, First Bap-
tist 35 (19-and-under): Leon
Rahming scored 13, Craig
Knowles had six, Rohn John-
son five to pace Macedonia
to the opening victory of the
series.
Gamalial Rose had a
game high 14 and Carlos
Thompson and Eugene
Bain both scored five in the
loss.
Macedonia 42, First Bap-
tist 34 (15-and-under): Samp-
son Cleare was unstoppable
as he powered his way inside
for a game high 22, helping
Macedonia to clinch the title.
Je'Vaughn Saunders added
seven, Anthony Porter had
six and Donovan Powell had
three.
Kerby Forbes scored 13,
Deon Burrows had six and
Sonny Augustine and Denell
Barr both added four to lead
First Baptist in the loss.


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Macedonia 29, First Bap-
tist First Baptist 25 (15-and-
under): Marvin Higgs scored
eight, Donovan Powell had
six and Je'Vaughn Saunders
had five for Macedonia as
they came back after losing
the opener of the series to
pull even at 1-1.
Kerby Tessolous had a
game high nine, Sonny
Augustine six and Jamaal
Johnson five in the loss.
First Baptist 22, Mace-
donia 20 (15-and-under): Son-
ny Augustine had nine,
Jamaal Johnson had five as
First Baptist took the upper
hand in the series, handing
Macedonia their first loss of
the season in game one of the
championships.
Sonny Augustine scored
nine, Kerby Tessolous had six
and Jamaal Johnson added
five.
Macedonia 28, Golden
Gates 27 (Ladies): Vonetta
Nairn scored a game high 12,
SJuliette Taylor had eight and
Antoniette Gardiner con-
tributed seven as Macedonia
won the only game played in
the series.
Teneil Poitier scored nine
and Maslesha Petterson had
eight in. a losing effort.



MEETINGS
THE Baptist Sports
Council will hold a-meeting
on Saturday at 10am at the
Charles W. Saunders High
School, Jean Street for all.
Churches interested in par-
ticipating in the 2005.volley-
ball league. A clinic, con-
ducted by Kirk Farquharson
and Tom 'the Bird' Grant,
will be held at the same time,
outlining the rule changes to
the sport. All Churches enter-
ing teams are urged to attend.
The league is tentatively set
to after on Saturday, May 7
at Jean Street. Final registra-.
tion for the league will be
held at the same time.
The Baptist Sports Coiun-
cil will hold a meeting on
Monday at 7pm at the Mount
Calvary Cathedral, Baillou
Hill Road, for all Churches
interested in participating in
the 2005 Track and Field
Classic.
The classic, sponsored by
Britannia Consulting Group;
is scheduled for Saturday,
May 21 at the Thomas A
Robinson Track and Field
Stadium, starting at 9 am.
Divisions to be contested are
under-7, under-10, under-13,
under-15, under-17 and open
for both boys and girls.


"A TOMMY THOMPSON CLASSIC"

ROTARY CLUB OF WEST NASSAU
7th ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
Saturday, April 30th 2005

(Charities include the Cancer Society)

At the CABLE BEACH GOLF CLUB,
Saturday, 30th April 2005, 7:30am shot-gun start


THE CONTEST: 4-PERSON SCRAMBLE
Prizes: Men & Women lowest net, longest drive
CLOSEST TO THE PIN ON PAR 3'5

GRAND PRIZE: Ford Explorer 4-door XLS
valued at $33,000.00
9th hole-in-one on 200 yard Par 3

CONTRIBUTION $100.00 (LUNCH INCLUDED)


Registration: Friday, 29th April 2005 at the Golf Club
or call William Wong at 327-4273


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WITH at least two outdoor
meets under their belts, sev-
eral members of the Bahamas
2004 Olympic team will take
to the track once again.
Competing in this year's
Penn Relays Invitational will
be the first time members of
the relay team will compete
together, but with changes to
the women's team.
Gold medallists in the
4x100m at the 2000 Olympics
Chandra Sturrup, Debbie
.Ferguson and Sevatheda
Fynes will not compete and
the Bahamas will send a new
team in hopes of medalling.
Ferguson is still nursing an
injury while Fynes and Stur-
rup confirmed that they will
not be available.
The Bahamas Association
of Athletic Association
(BAAA) is confident that the
team selected will do very
well, saying that they are com-
ing off several impressive trial
practises.
Ralph McKinney, public
relations officer said: "The
women's squad might not
have the world famous names
on it, but there are athletes
who have ran fast times this
year.
"The improvements in their
times are visible and this gives
us an opportunity to see exact-
ly what we have to work on.
We are pleased with the team
and we are certain they are
going to do very well."
Unlike last year, when the
team was forced to run in the
Olympic games off of practice
exchanges, competing in this
meet will give them sufficient
time to properly put together
a team for the Central Amer-
ican and Caribbean (CAC)
games.
McKinney added: "There
are athletes who were named
to the team who have ran
under the eleven marker.
Although the team is young
we have persons who've been
to the Olympics, or other
games.
"There is Tamica and Philli-
pa, we are expecting these two
young ladies to lead the team.
We also have Nivea, who ran
very well at the Carifta and
national championships.
Eugena has also been running
very well."
Nivea Smith and Eugena
Patton are both high school
athletes, who have dipped
under the 12 second barrier.
Smith is the youngest of the
two competes in the under 17
division, but she has ran 11.89
seconds.
The Penn Relays attract
more than 2,000 track and
field athletes from high
schools, colleges to the pro-


WOMEN
Phillipa Willie-Arnett
Nivea Smith.
Tamica Clarke
Eugena Patton
Lisa Mortimer
MEN
Tim Munnings
Chris Brown
Von Wilson
Alexis Roberts
Avard Moncur
Jamal Rolle
Osbourne Moxey
Michael Reckely
Everette Frazier
Oneil Williams
TEAM OFFICIALS
Keith Parker
Frank Rahming

fessional ranks.
This year the invitational
will have a different twist, with
the United States track club
(professionals) challenging
teams from around the world.
More than 150 athletes from
11 countries will compete in
the challenge that was imple-
mented in 2000.
The challenge will feature
men's and women's 4x100,
sprint medley and 4x400-
meter relays.
For the men, captain of the
2004 Olympic team Dennis
Darling will have to sit out
due to injury. The team will
be led by Olympians Tim
Munnings and Chris Brown.
The athletes will leave for
Philadelphia today, competi-
tion will begin on Friday.


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all roads will lead
to the Grand Ball- '
room of Atlantis, patron
Paradise Island, where patrons tr
and well wishers will honour
the dedication and commit-
ment of 14 permanent Catholic Hollingsworth (St. Vincent de
deacons. Paul Parish, Grand Bahama),
The black-tie event is the Maxwell Johnson (Our Lady
fourth to be staged by the New of the Souls Parish, Nassau),
St. Francis Fund Raising Com- Nixon Lindor, (Mary, Star of
mittee, spearheaded by Mr. the Sea, Freeport, Grand
Winston (Tappy) Davis, assist- Bahama), Jeffery Lloyd (St.
ed by Miss Telzena Coakley, Francis Xavier Cathedral),
Cecile Sherman, Basil Davis, Dennis Mackey (St. Thomas
Debra Woods and many other More), Samuel Mitchell
Catholics of the archdiocese. (Church of the Resurrection),
It will be held under the Theophilus Rolle (Sacred
patronage of Archbishop Heart Parish, Little Creek,
Patrick Christopher Pinder, Andros), and John Sears (Holy
S.T.D. The theme of this year's Name Parish, Bimini).
event borrows from Archbish-
op Pinder's motto "of heart Ordination'
and mind".
"I think that it's admirable The deaconate, conferred by
that we in the Roman Catholic a bishop, is received as the first
Archdiocese express our appre- stage in ordination by those
ciation to the permanent dea- who expect to go on to the
cons in this manner," said Mrs priesthood. Since the second
Debra Wood, a fund raising Vatican Council (1962-1965),
...... ommittee-mne' 'f"A'e liowever, the ancient Order of
- are aware they sacrifice a lot Deacon has been restored in
of their personal time and-their -- the Roman Catholic Church as
talent in supporting the work of an office in its own right.
our church." Hence today many dioceses
in the West have deacons who


Permanent


The permanent deacons to
be honoured are The Rev-
erends Lawrence Bethel (sick
and elderly), Peter Rahming
(Our Lady of the Holy Souls
Parish, Nassau), Gregory Tay-
lor (St. Joseph's Parish),
Andrew Burrows (Chancery
Office and Loyola Hall),
Patrick Darville (Long Island),
Raymond Forbes (St. Anselm,
Parish, Fox Hill), Jeffery


do not go on to become priests.
They are known, therefore, as
permanent deacons. Working
under the authority of the local
bishop or archbishop- per-
manent deacons serve God's
people at the direction of a
priest in parishes. Having met
all other requirements, married
men may be ordained as per-
manent deacons.
Each year the committee
recognizes someone, or a
group, for their contribution to


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that we in the
Roman Catholic
Archdiocese
express our
appreciation to the
permanent deacons
in this manner."
Mrs Debra Wood

the development of the nation
and the Church.
The first to be honoured was
Archbishop Lawrence A.
Burke, SJ, in 2001, when recog-
nition was given to the Order
of Bishop. In 2002 the priest-
hood was celebrated when all
priests serving in the Bahamas
were honoured. Those hon-
oured in 2003 were the Nuns
and some of the extraordinary
educators in the Catholic
schools.
This year's event promises
to be even-larger than in the
past. Music will be provided by
the Royal Bahamas Defence
Force Band.
Mrs. Wood said that those
who attend the event will not
be disappointed, because, apart
from great food, there will be a
number of quality door prizes,
and an in-house raffle of
exquisite prizes.
The public is being asked to
support these men who have
dedicated themselves unselfish-
ly to the work of God's King-
dom on earth.
Proceeds from the $125 per
person donation will go to the
Cathedral Building Fund.


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THE church on East Street
south is scheduled to hold wor-
ship services at 7 am, 9 am and
11 am on Sunday, May 1:
Weekly events
Monday, 12:30 pm Mid-day
Praise and Deliverance Ser-
vice, 7:45 pm Men's Fellow-
ship Meeting
Tuesday, 7:45 pm WOI
Meeting
Wednesday, 7:30 pm Bible
Enrichment Session
Friday, 7:45 pm Massive
Youth Meeting
Bishop V G Clarke is the
senior pastor.

CURRY
MEMORIAL
METHODIST
CHURCH
THE following services will
be held at the church on Zion
Boulevard, South Beach.
May 1, 9:15 am Church
School, 10 am Divine Wor-
ship Service with Pastor
Charles Lewis, 7 pm Divine
Evening Service with the men
First Monday of each month,
7:30 pm Men's Ministry, Sec-
ond .& Fourth Monday, 7:30
pm Women's Ministry
Tuesday (except 2nd), 7:30
pm Bible Study
Thursday, 6:30 pm Music
Ministry Rehearsal
First & Third Friday of each
month, 7 pm Youth Ministry
Saturday, 6:30 am Prayer
Ministry, 2 pm Dance Min-
istry, 3 pm Jr Music Ministry

ST BARNABAS
ANGLICAN
CHURCH
THE church on Blue Hill
and Wulff Roads is scheduled-
to hold the following services:
May 1, 7 am Sung Mass, 10
am Sunday School and Adult
Bible Classes, 11 am Praise


and Worship, Sung Mass, 7 pm
- Solemn Evensong and Bene-
diction
Monday, 6:40 am Mattins
and Mass, 4 pm Youth Band
Practice, 6:30 pm Lay Pas-
tors' Training, Laying A Solid
Foundation, Adult Band Prac-
tice
Tuesday, 6:40 am Mattins
and Mass, 1 pm Mid-day
Mass, 6 pm Prayer Chapel, 7
pm Bible Class
Wednesday, 6:30 am Mass,
6:30 pm Marriage Enrich-
ment Class, 7 pm Prayer
Band and Bible Class
Thursday, 6:40 am Mattins
and Mass, 6 pm to 9 pm -
Young Adult Choir Practice,
7 pm Senior Choir Practice
Friday, 6:40 am Mattins
and Mass, 4 pm Confirma-
tion Classes, 6 pm St
Ambrose Guild, 6:30 pm -
Christian Youth Movement
Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm -
Boys Brigade (ages 5-9), 1 pm
- Youth Alpha (every third
Saturday), 3:30 pm to 4 pm -
Boys Brigade (ages 10+), 4 pm
- Youth Band Practice, 6 pm -
Altar Guild, 6 pm Confes-
sions

EAST ST GOSPEL
CHAPEL
THE church at 83 East
Street, "where Jesus Christ is
Lord, and everyone is special",
is scheduled to hold the fol-
lowing services:
Sunday, 9:45 am Sunday
School & Adult Bible Class,
11 am Morning Celebration,
7 pm Communion Service, 8
pm 'Jesus, the Light of
World' Radio Programme on
ZNS 1
Tuesday, 8 pm Chapel
Choir Practice
Wednesday, 8 pm Mid-
week Prayer Meeting (Second
Wednesday) Cell Group
Meeting
Thursday, 6 pm Hand Bells
Choir Practice, 8 pm Men's
Fellowship Meeting (Every 4th


Thursday), 7:45 pm Women's
Fellowship Meeting (Every 4th
Thursday)
Friday, 6:30 pm Con-
querors for Christ Club (Boys
& Girls Club), 8 pm East
Street Youth Fellowship Meet-
ing
Saturday, 6:30 am Early
Morning Prayer Meeting

ALL SAINTS
ANGLICAN
CHURCH
SERVICES and meetings to
be held at the church on All
Saints Way, South Beach, for
the week of May 1-7:
Sunday, 9 am Family
Eucharist, 6:30 pm Mass
Monday, 7 pm Education
For Ministry (EFM), Band
Practice at St Matthew's,
Anglican Church Women
Tuesday, 8:30 am Mass at
St. Luke's Chapel, Princess
Margaret Hospital, 7:30 pm -
Anglican Church Men, Prayer
Group Meeting
Wednesday, 6 am Mass and
Breakfast, 7 pm Chorale
Practice
Thursday, 6:30 pm Band
Practice, 7:30 pm Senior
Choir Practice
Friday, 6 am Sunrise Mass
and Breakfast, 7 pm Parish
Dinner and A.G.M (Commu-
nity Centre)
Saturday, 6 am Intercesso-


ry Prayer Meeting, noon to 6
pm ACW Steak-Out, 2 pm -
Acolytes Practice
(Rector: Rev Fr S Sebastian
Campbell)

PARISH
CHURCH
OF THE MOST
HOLY TRINITY
THE church at 14 Trinity
Way, Stapledon Gardens, is
scheduled to hold the following
services:
Sunday, 7 am The Holy
Eucharist, 9 am The Family
Eucharist, Sunday School, 6:30
pm Praise & Worship/Bible
Study, Evensong & Benedic-
tion
Tuesday, 7:30 pm The
Church At Prayer
Wednesday, 5:30 am Inter-
cessory Prayer, 6:30 am The
Holy Eucharist, 7:30 pm
For further information, call
(242)-328-8677 or visit our
website:
www.holytrinitybahamas.org

ST ANDREW'S
PRESBYTERIAN
KIRK
YOU are invited to worship
with the church family at 9:30
am or 11 am on Sunday. Sun-


day School meets during the
11 am service and the Youth
Group meets on Friday
evenings.
The Kirk is located at the
corner of Peck's Slope and
Princes' Street, across from the
Central Bank. Parking is avail-
able immediately behind the
Kirk. Visit us also at:
www.standrewskirk.com

FIRST HOLINESS
CHURCH OF
GOD
THE church on First Holi-
ness Way, Bamboo Town, is
scheduled to hold the following
services:
Sunday, 9:45 am Sunday
School, 11 am Morning Wor-
ship, 7 pm Evening Worship
Monday, 7:30.pm Prayer
Meeting
Wednesday, noon Prayer
& Praise Service, 7:30 pm -
Bible Study
Thursday, 7:30 pm Praise
& Worship Service
Friday (2nd and 4th), 7:30
pm Youth Meeting
Second Tuesdays, 7:30 pm -
SALT Ministry (Single Adults
Living Triumphantly)
Fourth Saturdays, 4 pm -
SOME Ministry (Save Our
Men Evangelism)
1st Sundays Women's Day
2nd Sundays Youths
Day/Dedication of Infants
3rd Sundays Mission
Day/Communion
4th Sundays Men's Day


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UNITED FAITH
MINISTRIES
INT.
THE church in the Summer
Winds Plaza, Harrold Road, is
scheduled to hold the following
services:
Sunday, 8 am Morning
Glory Breakthrough Service,
10:30 am Divine Worship
Service (Live broadcast at 11
am on More 94.9 FM)
Morning Glory Prayer meet-
ing every Wednesday and Sat-
urday at 5 am
Tuesday, 7:30 pm Choir
Rehearsal
Every Wednesday, 7 pm -
Bible Study
Friday, 7 pm Youth Meet-
ing
For further information, e-
mail: ufm@bahamas.net.bs
or call 328-3737/328-6949

ZION
METHODIST
MINISTRIES
THE church in the South
Beach Shopping Centre, East
Street South, is scheduled to
hold the following services:
May 1, 10:15 am Sunday
School, 11 am Divine Wor-
ship Service with Holy Com-
munion (Preacher: Pastor
Charles Lewis)
Wednesday, 7:30 pm Prayer
& Bible Study
Thursday, 7:30 pm Music
Ministry
Saturday, 3 pm Dance Min-
istry, 4 pm Children's Choir
Ministry


INSIGHT

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Archdeaconry launches campaign




to bring people back to church


THE Southern Archdeacon-
ry of the Anglican Diocese of
The Bahamas and the Turks
and Caicos held its recent coun-
cil meeting in Providenciales,
Turks and Caicos Islands, with
clergy and members of St Mon-
ica's, Providenciales serving as
the hosts.
L.d by the Venerable Keith
Cartwright, Archdeacon for the
Southern Bahamas and the
Turks and Caicos Islands, the
four-day meeting March 10 to
13 brought together approxi-
mately 100 delegates from the
11 parishes comprising the
Archdeaconry.
The members reported on
activities in the various parishes,
discussed diocesan concerns,
and made plans for the upcom-
ing year.
"The major focus of this
council meeting," said Archdea-
con Cartwright, "was the intro-
duction of an intensive door-to-
door visitation programme
designed to identify all Angli-
cans in the various islands, and
to seek to involve them in one
of the seven ministries of Dio-
cese 2000 and Beyond."

Involvement

Diocese 2000 and Beyond is
a diocesan programme that
seeks to involve all Anglicans,
by using their spiritual gifts


in active, committed, ministry
for the building up of the
Church.
The seven ministries that
comprise this programme are
Christian formation, Christian
education, communications,
evangelism, pastoral care, social
outreach and youth.

Visits

Archdeacon Cartwright said
that the visitation programme
would continue for a full year. It
is expected to reclaim many of
the Church's lapsed members.
A major component of the
programme is to have Angli-
cans in the Southern Bahamas
and the Turks and Caicos
Islands provide clergy with the
names of relatives who have
moved to New Providence and
Grand Bahama.
"We want to ensure that
Anglicans who continue to relo-
cate to New Providence and
Grand Bahama are involved in
parishes on these islands," said
Archdeacon Cartwright.
During the conclave, mem-
bers also voted for a new
council secretary and treasur-
er. Deborah Farquharson of
St Philip's Parish, Inagua,
and Barbara Darville of
St Andrew's Parish, Exuma,
were elected to those positions
respectively. They will serve


* MEMBERS of the Southern Archdeaconry


for one year.
* Parishes comprising the
Southern Bahamas and Turks
and Caicos Archdeaconry


Catholics on adult retreat


"MAY God's spiritual peace begin with
you, and may the Lord bless you, keep you.
May He let His face shine upon you, and give
you peace.".
These were the closing words of an address
given by Mrs Debra Wood to candidates
attending a retreat for adult Catholics in
Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Mrs Wood, who turned 50 two weeks ago, is
an active member of St. Francis Xavier Cathe-
dral. She is a woman of great depth and abiding
faith. She is a commentator at her parish, a
member of the New St Francis Cathedral
Fundraising committee, and the Parish Council.
-She also sits on the Parents Teachers Board at
Xavier's Lower school.
Mrs Wood is employed as a manager of
sales and service support in Scotia Bank's man-
aging director's office.
In her remarks to the candidates at
the Koinonian retreat in Freeport, she


had the following to say on peace:
"His peace," she said, "abides/resides in
each and every one of us. It follows then, that
to truly experience the peace of Christ, we
need only draw on that inner peace which was
given to us, free of charge, by God, through His
son, Jesus Christ."
The candidates were encouraged once they
left the Koinonian retreat to try their very best
to maintain and promote peace in their daily
lives, even though it was not going to be easy,
and they would constantly face many-pres-
sures and conflicts.
They were also told that peace can only
come from God, who will give one peace to ride
out the storms of life.
"True peace," she said, "can only come
when one comes to Christ by an act of faith,
who gives you the Holy Spirit, who produces
the fruit of the spirit and gives you the peace
that surpasses all understanding.


include Holy Innocents on
Ragged Island; St Andrew's,
Exuma; St Christopher's, Rum
Cay; St Peter's, Long Island; St
Paul's, Long Island; Sts David
and Augustine's, Crooked
Island; St Philip's, Inagua; St
George's, South Caicos; St
Thomas's Parish, Grand Turk;
St John's, Salt Cay; St Monica,
Providenciales.
The four-day meeting
brought together approximate-
ly 100 delegates from the 11
parishes comprising the
Archdeaconry.
Some 45 of them are official
delegates, with the others serv-
ing as observers. This is the first
time that the group has held its
meeting in the Turks and Caicos
Islands.


A Shelter in the Time of Storm
Text: Acts 27:9 25
Charles C. Colton coined these words on the topic of Purest Ore from
the Hottest Furnace: Times of great calamity and confusion have ever
been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from
the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest
storm.
If there was one person you thought was storm proof: It would have been
the Apostle Paul. He was headed for Damascus to wipe out the Christians
who had fled the persecution; which began in Jerusalem, with the stoning
of Deacon Stephen. Damascus was 130 miles away, or six days journey.
Somewhere near the end of his journey, the Lord appeared to Paul and
converted him. After his conversion, Paul went to Arabia and tarried there
for three years.


.t ,. .. .. Paul s first work was recorded at Antioch where the disciples were first
The Prophetic Voice called Christians; after his journey into Arabia, and his return to Tarsus.
P. 0. Box N-9518 Paul travelled to Jerusalem and was almost murdered by a Jewish mob
Nassau, Bahamas in the Temple. The Roman Centurion arrested him to save his life, and
moved him to Herod s Praetorium at Caesarea Philippi. The Lord stood
by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as you have testified of me
in Jerusalem, so must you bear witness also at Rome. He spent two years at Caesarea Philippi and
wrote nothing, he simply rested.
Paul in the Midst of a Storm: Euroclydon was an unpredictable and violent Mediterranean Northeaster,
which normally occurred during springtime. Acts 27:9-11: God normally sends a warning before a
person enters into stormy situations: but they usually refuse to listen to the messengers sent with
words of warning. More than likely, they listened instead to some expert, or took their own foolish
advice. 18-20: Whenever you find yourself in a storm; be prepared to cut loose some things you hold
dear, or may be complicitly connected, otherwise perish with them. Your chances of survival are better,
if you lay aside every weighty hindrance. 21-23: Whenever you constantly live in God s Presence; yet
find it difficult to hear what He is saying in the midst of a storm, subject your body with a fast. The
more you fast, the nearer you are drawn to God; it becomes easier to hear His Voice, despite the
howling turbulent winds.
Trust the Word God gives you in the midst of a Storm: 23-24: Your storm is part of a process,
preparing and positioning you. In Paul s case the Lord told him, You will bear witness at Rome.
Therefore, the storm could not kill him, nor prevent him from reaching Rome. 276 personal witnesses
were on board that ship with Paul. 25: In the midst of your storm, God will give specific instructions
concerning your safe exit. Your witness to others openly, may help those persons going through a
storm with you.
Paul at Rome: After a long and perilous voyage, he reached the imperial city in the early spring of
A.D. 61. Paul had the opportunity of preaching the gospel to many of the soldiers who kept guard
during two whole years, they spread it among the imperial guards in Caesar s household (Philippians
1:13), and it eventually spread over the whole city.
During this period the Apostle wrote: Ephesians: Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in
the power of His Might. Philippians: I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me. Colossians:
All things were created by Him, and for Him. Philemon: I beseech you for my son Onesimus, whom
I have begotten in my bonds. Hebrews: Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence
of things not seen.
Paul was a ed, because his Jewish accusers and witnesses failed to appear against him in Rome.
During this od of freedom he wrote: I Timothy: Let no man despise thy youth. Titus: That the
aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. The year of Paul s release
was signalled by the burning of Rome, for which Nero accused the Christians. Paul was arrested and
returned to Rome. During his second imprisonment he wrote II Timothy: I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course, and I have kept the faith.
God allows storms to enter our lives to help with our spiritual growth and development. During the
lifecycle of a storm, the experience is always unpleasant. Divorce and separations are hurtful storms;
sometimes storms manifest through criticism, sickness, the death of a loved one, a financial crisis,
and the loss of a home. These storms destroy and damage like natural storms, from which many never
recover. Seek God fbr Guidance, and He will provide a shelter in a time of storm!


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"Wednesday, 4th May (6-9pm)t
CREVII Art Show
"Featuring Prominent Woman Artists"


Thursday, 5th May (7-10pm)
A Taste of Cuba with
Soy Caribe Band
Dinner, Cuban Drinks,& Cigars
Drinks Compliments of Butler & Sands
Funds in aid of The Nature Conservancy
Tickets: $50.00


Friday, 6th May (7-10pm)
Wine & Hor'derves & Pneuma Band
Featuring: Cafe Matisse, Provence, Money
Penney, The Oyster Bar,
Bakers Treats Patties Bakery
Wine Compliments of Butler & Sands
Funds in aid of The Aids Foundation
Tickets: $60.00


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160th Auiversary


Lecture Series opens with
'St. Agnes in Historical Context'


Thursday, April 28, 2005
7pm
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Market and Cockburn Streets
PRESENTERSS INCLUDE
Sir Orville Turnquest
Dr. Gail Saunders
and Msgnr. Preston Moss


Pastor Ben Bailey
Prno-ram fOranizer


Saturday, 7th May (10am-6pm)
ONELOVE Festival (Music, Cultural
Food Stalls, Arts, Crafts,
Community Groups,Kids Corner & Much More
Admission: Free
One Love Movie (11am & 1 pm)
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Audrey Wright, Director of Meistersingers
At the concert on Sunday, April 24, 2005, held
in the Ball Room of Government House, the
curtain came down on Audrey Wright's service
to the Adventist church and the Bahamian community.
She will be accompanying her husband, Mr. Carlton
Wright within a few months, as he takes up an assign-
ment as Ambassador to Cuba.
A singer; choral director, pianist, adjudicator,
composer and poet, Audrey Florence Dean-Wright,
comes form a line of distinguished of musicians and
artists. Her years were spent in the culturally rich
community of Bain Town. Their story telling and the
sounds of drums were common place. Her music edu-
cation was attained un the tutelage of Muriel Malorie,
Meta Davis Cumberbatch, and E. Clement Bethel.
She continued her studies at the Jamaica
School of Music, Kingston, Jamaica, where she sang
with the Fine Arts Chorale. She also taught at
Kingsway Adventist Academy in Kingston. Mrs.
Wright received her Bachelor of Music and Master of
Music degrees from the Manhattan School of Music
New York. During this, period she studied voice with
Herta Glatz, a former singer with the Metropolitan


Opera. While in New York she also taught at Adelphia The Meistersingers cc
Academy and the Simon Baruch High School. She House were held in honor of i
was also actively involved in the Music Ministry of colleague, and mentor, Dr. Eur
the Mouth Olive Seventh-day Adventist Church in sor of music at Oakwood
Brooklyn, New York,
where she founded the
Ladies Chorale and the
Cherub Choir. She also
performed as a local vocal
soloist in recitals, orato-
rios, and as a accompanist
while in New York.
As the wife of a
diplomat, Mrs. Wright
had the opportunity to
extend her music ministry
throughout and beyond
the boundaries of The
Bahamas. While in Left: Dr, Eurydice Osterman, mentor and colleague ofAudrey Wright. Center: Audrey Wrght.
Miami, she conducted the Right: Dr. Angelique Clay, guest soloist for Meistersingers concert.
Miami Temple Children's Choir. In Haiti she founded the premier performing arts c
the English Choir and the Semanaire Adventist Franco Church in the Bahamas. All th
Haitian In Port-au-Prince, Haiti. While there, she was are trained vocalists with a son
the soloist with the
Haitian Symphony
Orchestra.
During this past
weekend, Mrs.Wright
gave her final concert in
the Bahamas as conductor
of the Meistersingers
before her family moves
to Cuba. However, she
will join the
Meistersingers in St
Louis, Missouri, June 29
to July 9, 2005, when Audrey Wright and the Meistersingers at the Ball Room, Government House, Sunday night,
they will have a mini- April 24, 2005
concert at the 54th World General Conference Session. Bahamas, The Right Honor
More than sixty thousand Adventists fronrri around the Pindling, on September 4, 200'
world are planing to attend the business an4devotion:- to sing, with a new director,
al meetings of the Adventistworld church', abroad. Bon Voyage Audrey!


>ncerts at Government
Audrey Wright's friend,
ydice Osterman, profes-
College, Huntsville,
Alabama. Dr.
Osterman attended the
final concert on
Sunday night. The
special guest soloist
was Dr. Angelique
Clay, professor of
music at Oakwood
College. She thrilled
the audience with her
warm expression and
musical styles as she
sang three popular tra-
ditional Negro spiritu-
als.
The Meistersingers is
choral of the Adventist
e members of the group
ie knowledge of music.
Their melodious voic-
es blend together to a
bring rich, polished
musical sound that
keeps the listeners sit-
ting on the edges of
their seats.
T h e
Meistersingers has its
genesis out of the
choir that was formed
to sing at the funeral
service for the first
Prime Minister of the
Commonwealth of the
able Sir Lynden 0.
0. They will continue
in the Bahamas and


Work began on the new Bahamas Academy of Seventh-day Adventists this week at the Marshall Road site. In the photo above The Bahamas Academy Secondary Division foundation is on its way. On Tuesday, APril 26, 2005, workmen began cutting the
is Howard Barr, is watching as at the trench is being cut. footing for the multi-million dollar new complex for Adventist education in Nassau.


Fire At Southern Adventist
University Claims One Student,
Injures At Least Two Others
A 3:30 a.m. fire in
a women's resi-
dence hall at
Southern
Adventist
University
claimed the life of
a 20-year-old
female student and
sent two others to
a local hospital.
Kelly Weimer, a
junior English
Kelly Weimer, a junior English major from major from
Woodridge, Illinois, died in a fire at Southern W o o d r i d g e
Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee. Two
others were treated at a local hospital and released. Illinois, was killed
[Photo: Southern Adventist University] in the blaze.
Treated and
released at a local hospital were Jen Bigham, a fresh-
man broadcast journalism and psychology major from
Biglerville, Pennsylvania and Cassandra Snyder, a


freshman general studies student from Lansdowne,
Pennsylvania. Several other residents of the dormitory
were treated on-site.
"This is affecting us very deeply here at the
university," says Gordon Bietz, president of the
school. "Please pray for the students and the staff as
we struggle to deal with this tragedy."
According to school officials, the fire broke
out near a kitchenette on the third floor of Thatcher
Hall, the women's residence. Twenty-two fire trucks
from area fire companies responded. All residents of
Thatcher Hall have been evacuated and are in a safe
location on the campus.
A service will be held on campus at 8 p.m.
local time on Tuesday, April 26, and campus coun-
selors and pastors are providing assistance to the stu-
dents. Exams will continue at the school, as coun-
selors advise a continuation of normal activities to
help in the healing process. At the same time, students
needing special consideration will be accommodated.
Publishing Seminar
Training Seminar for Literature Evangelists
Dr. Joseph Barrett, Publishing Director for West Indies Union
with be the main presenter.
Friday, April 29, 2005, 6:30 p.m & Saturday, April 30,
5:00 Maranatha Adventist Church,,Prince Charles Drive


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TOPIC: "The Power of the Blessing"
By: Pastor Kenneth H.B. Adderley

Read: Isaiah 54:17, Genesis 12:1-3 & Matthew 23:37-39
My brothers and sisters many of you grew up in
homes/families, environment where there was no love,
blessing, positive things said, never saw Daddy in the
Home or saw him bless mommy or vice-versa. Al you saw
was hatred, negative things, sadness, pain, anger,
bitterness, complaining and murmuring. Now you are
doing the same thing in your marriage, with your
children, in your ministry and with your friends. The
cycle is continuing.
My brothers and sisters, you can break that cycle of
negative ness,omplaining, murmuring, rebelliousness,
pride, stubbornness and hatred. Become a Blesser, a
Blessing to yourself, your family, ministry and
others.
The only reason we exist or created is to be a
Blessing to others. There is power in Blessing others.
Read James 3:7-12. Are you going to be those who bless
or those who curse? Read Matthew 18:35
Even though people have you.wrong, hurt and destroy
your name. You have a right to be niada.d upset but
you still must bless them. Because you area
"Blesser". Read Luke 6:38
Will you receive multiple curses or r ceie multiple
blessing? Remember if yourhouse is desolated, in
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* Don't react but respond: We react too many things in
our lives. When we react we become a puppet; moved by
the situations, people and things around us. Reactors
are the victim, they are never in control. Responders
choose what they will respond to. They are in charge
and don't allow situations, people or things to
control them. Responders realize that reactors are
crying outfor help. So forgive~them and bless them.
Remember, there is an anointing, power, force on the
inside of. us,2 but is useless, worthless, powerless
when we are a reactor.
* Don't be a Resistance: We are always. resisting
something in our lives. We resist authority, we"rebel
against leadership. We suffer from the things we
resist than things we receive. People become stress
over nothing. Small things become big issues. RELAX,
CHILL OUT & BE HAPPY.


* Bless your Enemies: When is the Body of Christ going
to bless the wounded? Your enemies need to be added to
your Love Bank.
* Bless the prosperity that comes to you: We
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Building named in honour



of late Catechist Emeritus


Archbishop
Drexel Gomez
recently dedi-
cated a build-
ing named in
honour of the late Francis A.
Darville, Catechist Emeritus of
Holy Cross Anglican Church,
Hamilton's Long Island.
The Francis A. Darville Cen-
tre, located opposite the parish
church of Holy Cross in Hamil-
ton's, Long Island, was the
brainchild of Mr. Raphael
Cartwright, and its foundation
was laid during the tenure of
Father Michael Gittens.
In addition to serving as a
parish hall, future plans for the
building is for it to be used as a
pre-school for the settlement
of Hamilton's, and surround-
ing communities.
Plaque
-Desrilbed as "a faithful and
dedicated man of God, who
gave unselfishly of his time and
talents to his God, Church and
the wider community", Mr.
Darville served the Anglican
Church for 63 years. Mrs.
Maria Mousis, granddaughter
of the late Catechist, unveiled
the plaque at the opening of
the building. Catechist Darville
died in 2004.


Francis A Darville Centre dedicated


* ANGLICAN Archbishop
Drexel Wellington Gomez (far
left) blesses the Francis A
Darville Centre during the
dedication ceremony in Long
Island.


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