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MP returns 'a

different person'


* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
SIDNEY Stubbs walked
into the House of Assembly
yesterday after an absence of
more than a year.
The Holy Cross MP said his
bankruptcy dilemma has
made him a different person
and a better MP.
House Speaker Oswald.
Ingraham informed members
of the House that he had
received communications
from Evans and Co, the law
firm representing Mr Stubbs,
Attorney General Alfred


Sears, and Mr Stubbs himself,
advising the House that the
bankruptcy ruling had been
annulled by Chief Justice Sir
Burton Hall and that the Privy
Council had ruled in Mr
Stubbs' favour.
Mr Ingraham said that con-
stitutionally, there were no
barriers to the MP returning
to the House.
Mr Stubbs' return was-metL
by applause by government
House members and with
pleasure by a number of his
supporters who sat in the
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Vincent Peet (right) shares a joke with Holy Cross MP Sidney Stubbs who took his seat in Parliament
yesterday for the first time in over a year.
(Photo: Felipe Major/Tribune staff)


BAHA MAR Development Company officially took over operations of the Radisson, Nas-
sau Beach and the Wyndham and Crystal Palace resorts in Cable Beach yesterday evening. Pictured
left at the signing of the conveyance and ground leases of the properties is former Director-Gen-
eral of Tourism and Bahamas Hotel Corporation consultant Dr Baltron Bethel; Deputy Prime Min-
ister and Minister of National Security Mrs Cynthia Pratt, Baha Mar Vice Chairman John Forelle
and Bahamas Hotel Corporation Chairman George Smith.
(Photo: Marioa Duncanson/Tribune staff)


* By KILAH ROLLE
Tribune Staff Reporter
AS OF today the three
adjacent Cable Beach
resorts, purchased in March
by the Baha Mar Develop-
ment Company Limited, and
the 2000 employees who


work in them, will be known
as "The Cable Beach
Resorts".
The $1.2 billion phase one
development includes the
$45 million purchase of the
three resorts: Radisson Cable
Beach Resort from the gov-
ernment-owned Bahamas


Hotel Corporation, and the
Nassau Beach Hotel and
Wyndham Nassau Resort &
Crystal Palace Casino from
developer Philip Ruffin.
Acting Prime Minister
Cynthia Pratt remarked on
SEE page 11


By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
PRIMEE Minister erry
Christie is said to be in
"excellent spirits" and his
health has progressed to the
point that physicians plan to
transfer him from the inten-
sive care unit to a private
ward, within the hospital.
In a press conference yes-
terday morning at the
Princess Margaret Hospital
with Health Minister Dr
Marcus Bethel, Dr Conville
Brown and Dr Perry
Gomez, Dr Brown told the
media that neurologically
Mr Christie is "very much
intact" and is "99.6 per cent
recovered".
If a bed becomes avail-
able on the private ward
today it is hoped that the
prime minister will be
moved from the intensive
care unit.
Dr Brown said that also
scheduled for today, the
prime minister will undergo
SEE page 10

Guana Cay
developers' legal
counsel denied
judicial review
date change
* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
LEGAL counsel for the
developers of the Guana Cay
project asked the court yester-
day not to hear Save Guana
Cay Reef Association's appli-
cation for an injunction, but to
conduct an earlier judicial
review.
The court declined to change
the trial date for the judicial
review and did not agree to dis-
miss the injunction hearing.
However, the motion for an
injunction by Save Guana Cay
Reef Association, which was set
for hearing yesterday before
Justice Jon Isaacs in Freeport,
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Murder case: Freeport

man is apprehended
* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT A Freeport man wanted by Grand Bahama
police for questioning in a murder case was apprehended by US
authorities four days ago aboard a go-fast boat in US waters.
Supt Basil Rahming reported that Damian Stuart, 21, of
Grenfell Avenue, was taken into US custody around 1.15pm Sat-
urday near the Jupiter Inlet. He was among a group of eight per-
sons attempting to enter the US illegally aboard a vessel from
the Bahamas that was intercepted by US Coast Guard offi-
cials.
Stuart, who has been on the run for a week, is a suspect in the
murder of 27-year-old Terrance Bowles of Pinder's Point.
Bowles was shot to death on April 26 at Garden Villas fol-
lowing an argument with two young men.
Jamaal Lewis, an 18-year-old resident of Tasman Close, has
already been charged in the matter. Stuart is expected to be
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Reconstruction of the Cape
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of the 'development plan and
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Man accused of drug



dealer's murder


* By A FELICITY INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter
and DALTON LAING
Sav La Mar, JAMAICA
A BAHAMIAN has been
named in a Jamaican court as
the killer of notorious drug lord
Sean Adderley.
As the long-awaited murder
trial got underway, Sylvarus
McQueen was fingered by the
prosecution's chief witness.
He, along with Jamaicans
Dermid Daley and Evan
Williams, are accused of con-
spiring and murdering Adder-
ley, who was shot to death in
Orange Hill, Jamaica on Feb-
ruary 17 last year.
The victim, better known by
the alias Sean Isaacs, was con-
victed by a Bahamian court of
being a drug dealer in 1992.
He charged with several oth-
er offences in the Bahamas,
including conspiring to murder
a magistrate, but was acquitted
of this charge,


* SEAN Adderley


During the trial this week, a
witness called Emmanuel told
the court that he was working
in a yard when he saw the three
defendants pull up,
The eyewitness said he saw
McQueen come out of the car
and greet Sean Adderley, who
was at a shop having a drink.
He testified that McQueen
then took out a gun and shot


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Minister of Works Bradley
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ments on security deposits in
amounted to $800,000.
House members were told,
however, that the corporation
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million in profit had there been
no rate reduction or interest
payments.
He explained that BEC's
profitability has improved after
being in decline for the past five
years, showing. a return on
investment of 5.7 per cent in
2004, compared to 4.8 per cent
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Mr Roberts said that while
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toms duty payable, which would
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Improvements in private sec-
tor collection systems, has
reduced the overall provision
for doubtful accounts by $2.8
million, from $25.3 million to
$22.5 million.
A nine per cent reduction in
expenses was also primarily due
to improvement in the collec-
tion of old electricity receiv-
ables, he said. The improve-
ment totalled $6.7 million.

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him in the head, and then ran to
the waiting car, where Daley
was at the steering wheel.
The car, he said, sped off.
Adderley suffered from four
gunshot wounds one to each
side of the shoulder blade and
two in the chest.
His right index finger had
been grazed by a bullet, and
the testifying pathologist told
the court it appeared that
Adderley had tried to stave off
his attacker.
McQueen remained calm
throughout the trial, even as he
was pinpointed by Emmanuel.
DwayneParkinson,"who was;
at the bar that day, also testified
in court.
He said that he, his brother
and another man were with.
Adderley when McQueen
entered the shop.
Mr Parkinson said his broth-
er and the other man went out-
side, leaving him with
McQueen and Isaacs.
The case continues.


Immigration go-slow'


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT- Grand Bahama
immigration officers are stag-
ing a go-slow in an effort to
push for overtime payments
they say are owed to them.
According to Rudolph
Stubbs, area vice-president of
the Bahamas Public Services
Union, 50 officers and staff in
Freeport have not received
overtime payments in the last
six months.
"This has been an ongoing
problem for quite sometime and
we in the BPSU support them
in their efforts at this time," he
said yesterday during the sec-
ond day of the go-slow.
Mr Stubbs said that while
officers get their bills in on time,
compensation is being delayed
in New Providence.
"We are told to put in our
bills in a timely fashion but
unfortunately when it comes to
disbursement of overtime, the
officers in Grand Bahama seem
to be getting the short end of
the stick," he said.
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that once duties are executed
and bills are submitted the nor-
mal period of payment should
be within 30 to 40 days.
'It is totally unacceptable and
unfortunate that immigration
officers here are still left hang-
ing on for payments for three,
four and six months down the
road," he said.
The senior union official has
called on the director of immi-
gration to look into the matter.
"We understand that the


problem lies at the doorstep of :
the immigration office in New,'
Providence.
"We are calling on the direc-.I
tor of immigration to do what is''.:
necessary to ensure that relief is,
brought to these officers in.
Grand Bahama.
"The cadre of officers inrr
Freeport is much smaller than.
Customs, and if our system';
could facilitate us expeditiously-':
there is no reason why the same.;"
is not done for immigration offi-: ,
cers," Mr Stubbs said.

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IN AN interview with a Tribune reporter
after a church service Sunday to celebrate
the third anniversary of the PLP's victory at
the polls, party chairman Raynard Rigby was
confident that despite government's many
political scandals,, the party remains "con-
nected to the Bahamian people."
If Mr Rigby could see some of the many
letters that cross our desk from the average
Bahamian, not thepolitical "naysayers"-he
would not be so smug in this belief.
Most of these letters never see print, those
that do are heavily edited.
Many Bahamians are concerned very
concerned about these scandals. They
despair of the country's standard of morality,
and the poor examples being set by some of
their leaders. They are looking for role mod-
els for their children, and they find few.
They wonder why some of the men who
are sitting in.the House are still there.
Already questions are being asked about the
jubilation seen on ZNS television Tuesday
night after the Sidney Stubbs bankruptcy vic-
tory;, arid the announcement that he would
take his seat in the House yesterday.
The. questions being asked did not show
much interest in the bankruptcy issue, but
rather .in the' accusations made against Mr
Stubbs during his tenure as BAIC chairman,
and later in the Korean boats scandal, which
forced his resignation as. BAIC chairman. It
was what was said on the floor of the House
especially the statement by his cousin as
recounted by Independent MP Whitney Bas-
tiai during the Korean-boat debate that
many felt should have motivated Mr Stubbs
to offer his resignation as an MP. But this
didn't happen. Mr Stubbs is back, and people
are again talking. Mr Stubbs is fot the only
MP whose standards of behaviour are being
questioned.
We would remind Mr Rigby of another
election when a previous prime minister
entered the hustings confident that he and his
party were still connected to the people, only
'toleave the.field of battle a defeated man, rel-
egated to the political backbench;
The late Sir Lynden Pindling was forced to
accept that while he and his colleagues float-
ed over the horizon on Cloud Nine, they had
unwittingly cut the link with their people
below-
For years Sir Lynden and the government
he had led for 25 years had promised jobs.
However, they failed to deliver. Their own
restrictive policies contributed to the crip-
pling of the economy, and the shrinking of the
job market.'
Iri an interview shortly after his party's
defeat in August, 1992, the fallen prime


minister admitted:
"We knew people were hurting, we knew
(that homes were being sold, we knew that
parents were taking kids out of school. We
didn't think that this would have affected
them so dramatically in determining what
they would do during the election."
It was the arrogance of the politicians of
that era that got under the skins of so many
Bahamians. And it is this same arrogance
that is irritating them today.
"Don't you know who I am?" is the latest
jest making the rounds. It's mocking some
MPs and political lesser-lights, who, offended
that they are not recognised by the public,
puff out their chests, and loftily demand:
"Don't you know who I am?"
An Abaco office manager wrote a letter of
complaint to a government Minister, copying
it to The Tribune, to complain about an MP
who came onto the owner's private dock,
chastised two boys, who were throwing
peanut shells on the ground, "then proceed-
ed inside the office and started to chastise
me."
Although the MP.was in the area on official
business, the office manager said he did not
identify himself. Obviously, he was not recog-
nised.
The manager said she asked him to leave
"20 times", but he refused to do so even after
she threatened to call the police to have him
removed from her property.
"He .strongly' refused," she told The Tri-
bune, "saying that he was riot going to leave
and even the police could not make him leave
...asking, didn't they know who he was?"
Of course, we know who he is a ser-
vant of the people and should deport himself
accordingly. It does not matter that the Aba-
co resident failed to recognise him as an MP.
His behaviour should have been such that
he would have been recognised as a gentle-
man. The fact that he was an MP gave him no
more rights than any other citizen to go on
private property. Being an MP gave him no
more right than any other citizen to repri-
mand the woman's son, and the son of the
island's MP and threaten to have them arrest-
ed. If he believed they were littering, he could
have spoken to them politely. If they ignored
him he could have gone into the office and
complained to an adult.
But this haughty, oft-repeated, "don't
you know who I am?" question, as though the
speaker is elevated on a lofty plateau above
his peers, is not only irritating Bahamians,
but inviting ridicule against the MPs involved.
It doesn't matter who they are. If they
behave like gentlemen, they will be treated as
such. Even a politician cannot ask for more.


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EDITOR, The Tribune.
I READ with interest your
editorial on Dubai (Dubai's
approach to work permits).
You have lauded the actions of
this small emirate before, espe-
cially the speed with which
they are building their tourism
infrastructure, airports, docks,
hotels, etc, suggesting we
should do something similar.
Now you seem to be recom-











EDITOR, The Tribune.
AFTER a very pleasant
stay in Nassau I had a dis-
gusting experience that I
would like to prevent from
happening to other visitors
and local Bahamians.
In late March my flight
fiom Nassau to Fort Laud-
erdale was delayed and I
made a collect call from
the International Airport
to my wife. in Pompano.
The call was less than.half
a minute and probably less
than 15 words.
When I received my
Bellsouth bill I was
charged $44.32 for this call.
Bellsouth stated that this
charge was a pass through
charge and to contact Zero
Plus Dialing in San Ysidro,
California.
I did and was told that
there was a connecting
charge of $15 plus $4.99
per minute with a mini-
mum of five minutes per
call. Comparing this to cur-
rent telephone charges in
general I consider this day-
light robbery.
In an effort to prevent
other people from being
shafted like this and to give
the Bahamas an unde-
served bad name due to
foreign scams I would like
you to publish this letter
and possibly a follow up
with the airport authorities
to have a notice placed on
these phones that state
these ridiculous charges.

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mending that we adopt Dubai's
policy of offering free work
permits to companies that hire
foreign experts to help grow
the economy.
It should be noted that
Dubai can easily afford to give
up the few millions of dollars
that would accrue to 'the gov-
ernment (read ruling families)
from work permits. Billions roll
into Dubai annually in return
for the oil, gas and petrochem-
icals it exports. More billions
come in through the country's
burgeoning tourism industry
and more billions yet from
their financial services indus-
tries. There is no tax whatso-
ever in Dubai, and their secre-
cy laws are said to be stronger
than Switzerland's. As far as I
can see, the OECD doesn't
bother the emirates with rules
and regulations, as they do The
Bahamas and other offshore
financial centres because the
member countries of that
organisation thirst for Arab oil
and don't want to risk having it
cut off.
It seems unfair to recom-
mend that we follow Dubai's
lead with respect to work per-
mits. Our democratically elect-
ed government needs every
revenue stream it can lay its
hands on to maintain our stan-
dard of social services, includ-
ing an expensive judicial sys-
tem. The cost to business is
minimal a few thousands per
year per expatriate when
you consider that firms pay no
income tax here.
There are a couple of other
things to keep in mind about
Dubai. I recommend to you
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elracing.html
This is the report of a
respected journalist who writes
that young children are rou-
tinely kidnapped in Pakistan
and the Asian subcontinent to
become jockeys in the danger-
ous sport of camel racing in the
UAE, including Dubai.
The report says in part that
these youngsters have no trou-
ble clearing immigration in
Dubai, and continues:
"We believe that the trade
can only be stopped if the
authorities in the receiving
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the issuing of entry visas to
children under 18," says Anne
Marie Sharman, a spokesper-
son for Anti-Slavery Interna-
tional, in London. She adds
that the group has protested
through British diplomatic
channels and received assur-
ances that UAE law prohibits
children under the age of 11
from racing.
"Indeed, Dubai officials,
when queried for this story,
responded with written state-
ments that the tracks are close-
ly monitored to ensure no chil-
dren under the age of 11 are
involved. (As if being 11 sani-
tised this sport! my comment).
However, no riders over the
age of eight could be found
during several spot checks of
the track. 'They become too
heavy,' confided a trainer.
"Middle East Watch, the,
human rights group, has been,
considering an investigation of
violations in the UAE, includ-
ing those reported in the camel
pits. Anti-Slavery Internation-
al worries about what happens
when these children grow too
old to race. Local reporters are
afraid to probe that matter, as
well.
"We're not allowed to print'
news stories on the races, on
what goes on behind the
scenes," says one local
reporter, blaming strict state
control of UAE media. 'It's
simply too controversial. We
can't print anything critical of
the government. It's not
allowed.'" Reportedly, there;
are other human rights abuses
there, including the mistreat-
ment of maids (bullying, beat-
ings, poor housing, pay with-
held, no privacy, rape), who
are brought in from the Philip-
pines and elsewhere and have
no standing within the so-called
Dubal Justice system. They
simply have no avenue to seek
redress for the wrongs done to
them.
To conclude, Dubai may be,
miles ahead of us in tourism
infrastructure but we have a
free press and a justice system
that strives (it may not always
accomplish it) to be fair and
open to everyone, Bahamian
and foreigner alike. Perhaps it
is Dubai that should be taking
a page or two out of our book,
rather than the other way
around.
ANGELICA ROBERTS
Nassau,
April 22, 2005.







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THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2005, PAGE 5


LNG meeting is




postponed again


N By NATARIO McKENZIE

., THE prosecution closed
its case against accused mur-
derer Brian Pierre yester-
day.
Prosecutor Eurika Chari-
ton made an application to
close the case after three
prosecution witnesses were
unavailable for testimony.
The defence did not
object to the motion.
Accepting the application,
Justice Anita Allen retired
the jury of four men and
eight women until this
morning, when the trial is
Asset to resume.
Before the adjournment,
Jhe jury heard testimony
from police detective
Michael Merinard.
Detective Merinard was
questioned by attorney for
the defendant Murrio
Ducille on whether Corporal
692 Knowles, who he admit-
ted in previous testimony
was a witness to the record
of interview, had actually
been present.
Mr Ducille pointed out
that the officer's name
appear on the document
rather than his signature.
Detective Merinard said
officer Knowles had indeed
been present at the time and
admitted that he had
allowed him to write his
name rather than his signa-
ture on the statement.
The officer was ques-
tioned by the prosecution on
whether he had been
responsible for the detention
records of the accused to
which he replied "no" stat-
ing that it would have been
"the responsibility of the
person dealing with that
issue."
Brian Pierre is charged
with the stabbing death of
Lucas Forbes outside a night
club in Andros on March 16
2002.












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* By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
A MUCH anticipated town meet-
ing on liquefied natural gas (LNG)
has been postponed for the, second
time in response to the prime minis-
ter's health scare on Tuesday.
Originally planned for Tuesday,
the meeting was rescheduled for
tonight, but has been postponed yet
again out of respect for Prime Min-
ister Perry Christie, who was rushed
to hospital on Tuesday suffering from
an attack of severe hypertension.
It is now set to take place at the
British Colonial Hilton next week
Thursday, May 12.
Minister of Trade and Industry
Leslie Miller said he is fully aware
that a heated debate continues to
rage on the question of whether
LNG facilities should be established
in the Bahamas.
He assured the public that LNG
industry experts scheduled to attend
the meeting will be present next week
to answer any questions.


"The FNM was decent enough to
cancel their rally so we decided to
postpone our meeting our of respect
for the PM. We'll schedule another
date, but tentatively it is for next
week Thursday," Mr Miller said.

Remarks
Responding to recent remarks
made in the press, Mr Miller chal-
lenged US anti-LNG lobbyists Tim
and Hayden Riley, and local envi-
ronmentalist Sam Duncombe to
"refute the facts" that have been
printed in the full page advertise-
ments in local newspapers over the
past few weeks.
"What country could have their
whole economic life based on one
sector? I was really disturbed that
she (Mrs Duncombe) said that no
industrial undertaking should be
made in the Bahamas and that
we should just be totally for
tourism.
"She have to be crazy. We have to
diversify and expand our economy


Citrus canker project
* By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE project to eradicate citrus canker from BG Harmon farms
in Abaco will be entirely government funded.
According to Agriculture Minister V Alfred Gray, the owner of
the infected property will not be able to help fund the initiative,
because the outbreak, coupled with the destruction caused by hur-
ricanes Francis and Jeanne, has stripped the farm of its assets.
"Mr Harmon has indicated a willingness to co-operate fully with
the ministry in all of it's activities for the containment and eradi-
cation of the disease.
"However, for the reasons explained above, he has advised that
he is not able to contribute to the cost of eradication.
"Therefore the government of the Bahamas and the Ministry of
Agriculture will have to fund the necessary containment and erad-
ication measures," Mr Gray said.
He said the cost of the operation has yet to be determined.
"I wish to reassure House members and the general public that
the government of the Bahamas and the Ministry of Agriculture is
taking every step necessary to contain this disease, eradicate the
infected trees, and to affect a speedy return to normalcy," Mr
Gray said in his communication to the House of Assembly.
He said bidding for the contract to destroy the infected trees is
already under way.

A 9LB 31/2 ounce son was been named Xavier Pierre
born to Dr Laura Dupuch, wife William Dupuch.
of Dr Leon Dupuch, on Tuesday Dr Laura Dupuch is an obste-
evening at Derriford Hospital trician/gynaecologist at Derriford
in Derriford, Plymouth, Hospital, while her husband is
England. an obstetrician/gynaecologist at
The baby, the couple's first the Royal Devon and Exeter
child and the second grandson Hospital in Exeter.
for St Margaret MP Pierre Both mother and baby are
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"I want to challenge her and that
Riley group to refute any of the facts
in our advertisement in regard to
LNG being safe for the Bahamas. I
want them to refute an iota in the
full page ad, on any of the facts listed
by the BEST Commission and the
Ministry of Health, and Trade and
Industry."
He said that instead of bringing
facts to the debate as the pro LNG
lobby has, those against the propos-
als bring "nothing that can stand the
light of day."
Mr Miller said that he was both-
ered, not as a minister, but as a
Bahamian, about how "some of these
activists' views are being accepted
on conjecture, untruths, and foolish-
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Guard rescued 132 Haitian
migrants from a dangerously
overloaded boat near the Turks
and Caicos, officials said.
Their 50ft sail freighter was
spotted by an Operations
Bahamas and Turks and Caicos
(OPBAT) helicopter early on
Saturday, 10 miles south of
West Caicos Island.


That evening, the migrants
were pulled from by the crew
of the Coast Guard cutter
Dependable.
An HH-65 Dolphin heli-
copter from Traverse City,
Michigan was on scene to assist.
The migrants were said to be
in good condition. Their vessel
was destroyed as a hazard to
navigation.


Once on board cutters, all
migrants receive food, water,
and any necessary medical
attention, the Coast Guard said.
Determination of a migrant's
status was decided by the US
government and co-ordinated
by Homeland Security officials.
They were all repatriated to
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from $10,000 to $75,000.
Andrew Sidney Sands, a car-
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overturned in the water near
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"We have been combing the
shoreline, searching by a boat
near where the dinghy was
recovered and the surrounding
areas," explained Mr Sands'
first cousin, Mailin Sands, "but
there have been no leads at all."
Abaco police officers have
also hit a dead end in their
investigation, but have not giv-
en up their search.
Assistant Superintendent
Wayne Miller said ..olice '~re
still working closely with tiqe
family to find Mr Sand l'ho As
described as 5ft 6in tall and
weighing 1701bs. He is said. to
have brown hair with patches
of gray.
Dogs have been used in the
search, and Mr 'Sands father has
contracted pilots to sekch
around the Whale Cay area,
Police do not suspect foul play.
Anyone with informatioH
about Mr Sands' disappearance
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Carefuly does it with CSME decision


IT is an initiative that
.will change in very
profound ways the structure of
each of the economies involved,
the trajectory of their develop-
ment, their relationship with
each other and with economic
systems in the rest of the
world."
So said Barbados Prime Min-
ister Owen Arthur at the 30th
Anniversary Distinguished Lec-


ture of the Caribbean Commu
nity (CARICOM) at the Frank
Collymore Hall, Bridgetown
Barbados on April 23 2004
That lecture by PM Arthur is a
classic on the CSME and was
used as a significant source o
reference for the remarks
below.
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tion in the Caribbean occurred
as early as 1947, when the Firs
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ciation of the British West Indi-
an Colonies was held in
d Jamaica. This meeting began a
t process which led in 1958 to the
- formation of the West Indies
Federation, which came to an
end in 1962.


A nother attempt at
Caribbean integra-
tion came in 1965 with the sign-
ing of the Dickenson Bay
Agreement that gave rise to the
Caribbean Free Trade Area
(CARIFTA). The agreement
did not come into effect until
1968. The main goal was the
removal of tariffs or customs
duty and other barriers to trade
in goods made within the
Caribbean.
In 1973, five years after
CARIFTA came into existence,
the leaders of Barbados,
Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad
and Tobago signed a treaty
known as the Treaty of
Chaguaramas, establishing the
Caribbean Comiunity and
Common Market (CARI-
COM). All of the CARIFTA
countries became members.
The Bahamas did not join
CARICOM until 1983 and even
then only signed on to the com-
munity and not the common
market.
The reasons for this had to
do primarily with the unique-
ness of its dependence on cus-
toms duty to raise government
revenue.


T he main difference
between the CARIF-
TA of 1968 and CARICOM of
1973 was the introduction of the
Common External Tariff
(CET), which sought to protect
industries within the region
from imports from countries
outside the region.
; If:the,;Bahamas adopted the


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CET, it would have lost much
of its flexibility to determine
tariff rates consistent with its
revenue needs.
In 1989, heads of government
decided there was a need to
deepen and strengthen the
Caribbean community to pro-
mote "equitable and sustain-
able development and respond
to the challenges and opportu-
nities of the global economy",
as Prime Minister Owen Arthur
put it.
To do so they took a decision
to transform CARICOM from
a limited integration arrange-
ment to a comprehensive Single
Market and Economy to be
known as the Caribbean Single
Market and Economy or
CSME, and to do so as soon as
possible. This would eventually
lead to the revised Treaty of
Chauguaramas of 2001, which
set out the protocols and provi-
sions of the CSME.
The CSME would, in effect,
make 15 participating econ-
omies function as a single mar-
ket and economy in the same
way that that the 29 functioning
economies and markets of the
inhabited islands of the
Bahamas are one market and
economy.


f we look at the Bahamas'
market, that is, the geo-
social space in which buying and
selling occurs, we see little that
gets in the way of buying and
selling of goods and services
between the players. Also, we
see no difficulty in moving cap-
ital or money throughout the
market.
The CSME seeks to do the
same thing for the Caribbean
market comprising the 15 ter-
ritories. All barriers to trade in
goods and services, free flow of
skilled persons, technology and
flow of capital between the mar-
kets of these territories would' ,
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be removed, giving the citizens
of participating members unfet-
tered access to them.


While the market rep-
resents that geo-
social sphere where buying and
selling takes place, the economy
represents that geo-socio-polit-
ical sphere in which production,
distribution and consumption
of goods and services occur.
The CSME seeks to make the
15 distinct domestic economies
of the region a single economy,
having the enabling legal frame-
work, policies and institutions
to make that happen just as
exists for any single country.
Of course this would not be
possible without institutions to
mediate and settle disputes. The
foremost proposal in this regard
is the formation of the
Caribbean Court of Justice or
the CCJ, which would have
original jurisdiction in inter-
preting and applying the treaty
that creates the CSME.


PM Arthur points out
that the CSME's only
parallel is the European Union.
In fact, it is more unique than
the EU in that it seeks to
achieve its economic integra-
tion ends without the EU's
political union.
The Bahamian economy has
not changed since the forma-
tion of CARICOM in 1973 and
the reasons that caused it to stay
out of the common market still
prevail today and cause it to
have trepidation'about joining
the CSME.
These reasons include illegal
immigration problems, depen-
dence on customs duty for gov-
ernment revenue, its fixed
exchange rate and exchange
control regime, and'its legal sys-
tem's confidence in its existing
highest appellate body, the
Privy Council.
There is nothing in our near
or medium term future that sug-
gests we will experience any
major changes in the character
of our economy to make the
issues that no keep us out the


common market go away. This
is why joining the CSME is a
tough sell.
Frankly, I believe that we can
join but only with the most thor-
ough consideration of the issues
and the appropriate reserva-
tions put in place.
The question for us is
whether our vision of the
Bahamas inrthe future includes
allowing fee movement of
labour, capital, goods and ser-
vices and whether it will include
a single currency, a Caribbean
Court of Justice and other
enabling institutions of the
CSME.

T" he .CSME does: offer
potentiaIl.f improvedd
diplomatic.x nations
with our regional neighbours as
well as economic opportunities
for outward looking Bahamian
entrepreneurs and Bahamians
willing to move to seek profes-
sional opportunities in the wider
Caribbean.
It offers opportunities for
accessing less costly resources,
technology and capital. How-
ever, these benefits must be
weighed thoughtfully against
the risk involved in an integra-
tion effort that is admittedly
quite complex and which does
not offer any immediate or mid-
term benefits.
We have a serious decision
to make.
Actually, the government
has already made a serious deci-
sion in that it has decided to
join on to the CSME in July of
this year, provided it receives
the exemptions requested. It
says it will circulate a white
paper.
If we will move definitively
in this matter, we must be pre-
pared to have honest public dia-
logue, transparent government
dealings, thorough in under-
standing the issues, respect for
dissenting views and genuine
consensus building.

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FROM page one
was adjourned.
Fred Smith, counsel to Save
Guana Cay Reef Association,
told the court that he had only
been served on Monday and
Tuesday with five affidavits with
a number of exhibits and was
also served on the morning of
the hearing with volumes of
submissions and would need an
opportunity to properly prepare
and respond.
The respondents, Wendell
Major, the Prime Minister and
the Treasurer of the Bahamas,
served affidavits sworn by Mr
Major stating that the National
Economic Council was estab-


lished as far back as 1973 to for-
mulate economic policy and
that it has existed since.
An affidavit was also filed by
Sheila Carey, the Permanent
Secretary for the Ministry of
Financial Services, in which she
set out the scope of the devel-
opment and stated that "prior
to signing this agreement the
Government conducted town
meetings on the proposed
development at Great Guana
Cay."
Michael Barnett, on behalf of
the developers, applied for per-
mission to be heard during the
injunction hearing as well as at
the judicial review trial. The
Save Guana Cay Reef Associa-
tion objected on the grounds


that the injunction was being
sought against the respondents
and not against the developers.
Justice Isaacs noted .that as
the effect of granting the injunc-
tion against the respondents
would be to stop the developers
from proceeding they were
affected parties and should be
given an opportunity 'ftobe
heard at the injunction applica-I
tion and any other application
that might affect them.
The developers:opposedothe
injunction on the is'shit
would cause them prejudice and'
financial harm in that it was
costing them $750,000 per
month and that delay would
cause them harm.
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FROM page one
a CAT scan procedure, where'.
the physicians will observe Mr:
Christie's blood vessels that sup-::
ply his brain with blood, to see if'
there is any cholesterol deposits.,'
Dr Brown diagnosed Mr:
Christie's illness as hyperten-,
sive encephalopathy, meaning'
brain dysfunction due to high,
blood pressure.
"It think it is important that":
his imminent step down from;
the intensive care is a very pos-,
itive sign that he is out of dan-:1
ger from the point of view of;
the doctors assessment and that.
his condition is stable," said Dr,
Bethel.
Mr Christie was hospitalised;
on Tuesday morning after'
awakening at his Cable Beach:'
"home around 4.30am experi-
encing physical discomfort.
Dr Brown said the physicians':
orders will include that the:
prime minister's visits be:
restricted to allow for further
recuperation.
It is said that Mr Christie is
anxious to know when he can
get out of hospital. Physicians:
expect that he will be released
within the next two days, how-
ever this will be further. dis-
cussed between his physicians.
In the morning session of the'
House of Assembly Deputy;
Prime Minister Cynthia Pratt,
'in her communication, noted:
that Mrs Bernadette Christie,'
wife of the prime minister, is
-very appreciative of the out-
Upouring of love from the com-
munity.
Mr Christie's team of doc-,
tors will provide daily updates
.on the prime minister's


developers, asked the court not
to hear the injunction applica-
tion but instead to conduct the
judicial review trial earlier.
The court declined to change
the trial date and did not agree,
to dismiss the injunction hearing
in the meantime as the Save'
Guana Cay Reef Association
had a right to pursue interlocu-
,tory relief by way of injunction.
The injunction hearing is set
for Wednesday, May 18, at 10
am in open Court. The judicial
revieww trial is still set for hearing
oin June 13 and 14.


Stubbs

in House

FROM page one

gallery. He also shook
hands with opposition
leaders Alvin Smith and
Brent Symonette.
He was officially wel-
comed by government
business leader Vincent
Peet who expressed his
confidence that Mr Stubbs
would continue his posi-
tive contributions on
behalf of his constituents.
Mr Stubbs said the joy
of the occasion was damp-
Inened by the absence of
Prime Minister Perry
Christie in his illness, but
was confident the Prime
Minister would return to
the House to serve "as
long as he wishes."
He thanked his family,
friends and supporters for
praying for him and House
members for being gra-
cious in granting him three
extensions to resolve the
matter. He also thanked
the people of Holy Cross,
the majority of whom, he
said, supported him.
"My experience has
been a humbling one, it
has made me the greater
and it has brought me back
to this place a better per-
son. You will see a new
Sidney Stubbs, you will see
a different member of Par-
liament and I am here to
represent the interests of
the people of Holy Cross. I
know what it was like to
be out there and not in
here and I know that the
people of Holy Cross
stuck with me and they
deserve representation and
I will give them that repre-
sentation," he said.


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Baha Mar takes over resorts


FROM page one

the completion of the sales
process, which took almost two
years, and said at the official
exchange of ownership signing
last evening, that the transac-
tion is clearly in the best eco-
nomic interest of the Bahamian
people.
"This must truly be the
envy of our competitors, both
within the Caribbean region
and in tourism destinations
around the world," said Mrs
Pratt. "We have no doubt that
Baha Mar will be skilfully cre-
ateda a must-see, one-of-a-
kind .experience for world
travellers."
The Deputy Prime Minister
explained that the Heads of
Agreement into which gov-
ernment entered with Baha
Mar provides for the transfor-
mation of Cable Beach, and
will span some 500 acres.
Mrs Pratt said that safe-
guards have been included in
the transfer of ownership to
ensure that the properties con-
tinue to be used for tourist
purposes, and that develop-


ment obligations are clearly
met.
She said government is
working closely with the devel-
opers, led by Baha Mar CEO
Sarkis Izmirlian, who have
guaranteed the success of this
venture.

Staff
Baha Mar has assumed
responsibility for all staff
obligations, benefits and their
continued employment, which
together total more than $10
million; and will spend more
than $12 million on retraining
the staff during the construc-
tion period.
The company will also
spend more than $25 million
replacing The Development
Bank, The Gaming Board,
The Cecil Wallace Whitfield
Centre, The Cable Beach
Police Station and the Straw
Market buildings.
According to Mrs Pratt,
Baha Mar will be responsible
for half of the public infra-
structural costs, including new
road works, the diversion of


West Bay Street, and other
expansions which will venture
onto property formerly owned
by the Water and Sewerage
Corporation.
The major redevelopment
and construction of the prop-
erties is scheduled to begin in
2007, and plans to make sub-
stantial investments in improv-
ing guest and employee areas.
Michael Sansbury, Execu-
tive Vice President of Baha
Mar said capital improvements
of $15 million are already
underway with minimal incon-
venience to guests.

Mega
Phase I of the multi-prop-
erty mega resort will accom-
modate 2,700 guest rooms
across a broad spectrum of
hotels, 175,000 square feet of
meeting and convention facil-
ities; and a new 18-hole cham-
pionship golf course.
At 75,000 square feet, the
proposed Las Vegas-style casi-
no will be the largest in the
Caribbean. The resort will also
boast a number of unique
attractions and activities avail-
able to guests of the resorts,
cruise passengers and the
Bahamian public.
Baha Mar Vice Chairman,
John Forelle, said that
although the three properties
were sold, the land will always


belong to the Bahamian peo-
ple.
An economic impact assess-
ment, prepared by interna-
tional financial analyst firm,
Global Insight, revealed that
work on the building and ren-
ovation would create approxi-
mately 5,300 full time jobs dur-
ing the first 12 months of con-
struction, with first year con-
struction wages estimated at
$140 million.
The report also estimated,
that the project would provide
direct employment for an
additional 4,100 Bahamians in
its first year of operation with
a likely increase of about 35
per cent by the second year.
Total employment is estimated
to grow from 6,400 to almost
9,000 in the first three years
of the resort's operation.
Robert Heller, Baha Mar
President and Chief Financial
Officer, said that "the creation
of Baha Mar will have an
enormous positive impact on
The Bahamas, cementing it as
the pre-eminent destination in
the Caribbean. A mega-resort
at Cable Beach would place
New Providence at the level
of Las Vegas and Orlando as
'must-visit' destinations, and
enable The Bahamas to com-
pete on a global scale, broad-
ening its attractions to the
western United States, Europe
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HUNDREDS showed up
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Bahama Car Show on Satur-
day.
Holiday Auto, Freeport Jet
Wash and Quality Auto low-
ered car prices for the event
and banks and insurance com-
panies were offering special
low rates and processing appli-
cations on site.
"I am very excited today.
This event makes it easier for
potential car buyers to actu-
ally purchase the car they've
been dreaming of," said Dan-
nia Thompson of Holiday
Auto.
Commonwealth Bank, Sco-
tia Bank, Royal Bank of
Canada, First Caribbean
International Bank and the
National Co-operative Credit
.Union participated in the
event, held at the RND shop-


ping plaza.
Commonwealth Bank was
offering a special rate of seven
per cent on car loans. Royal


show is 'fabulous!' The event
is well organised and every-
thing was pre-arranged and
setup for us."


"I am very excited today. This
event makes it easier for
potential car buyers to actually
purchase the car they've been
dreaming of."

Dannia Thompson of Holiday Auto


Bank of Canada alone had
about 25 representatives on
hand to help new car buyers.
Royal Bank manager Toure
Holder said: "The one word I
would use to describe this car


Insurance companies,
including Carib Insurance,
Trinity Insurance and JS John-
son were nearby to offer
quotes and sign up new car
owners for insurance plans.


"Carib Insurance has been
in Freeport for two years now
and this is also our second
year participating at the car
show. We are excited to be
here and we are eager to offer
quotes to those interested in
purchasing a new car," said
Queen Stubbs, Carib Insur-
ance office manager.

Watches
Colombian Emeralds Inter-
national donated a Citizen
Eco-Drive watches to be raf-
fled off to a lucky attendee.
"We are here today to show
off some of our gorgeous jew-
elry and to advertise the open-
ing of our new stores, one at
the airport and one across
from the casino at Our
Lucaya," said Lucresia Dick-
enson, assistant manager of


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Other vendors were also
there offering their unique
products and services includ-
ing Bahama Buy and Sell,
Curves 30-minute Fitness,
Cleaner's Depot and One
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The Rotary Club of
Freeport was selling hot dogs,
hamburgers and sodas and


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fresh conch salad.
While parents shopped for a
new car, kids got to jump
around in a bouncing castle
setup by Party Pleasers.
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with the writing and publish-
ing of Preserving our Heritage
paid a courtesy call on Gov-
ernor General. Dame Ivy
Dumont at Government
House.
The four-level textbook pro-
ject was written by members
of the Ministry of Education's
writing unit and published by
Heinemann.
A set of textbooks was pre-


sented to Dame Ivy by edu-
cation director Iris Pinder dur-
ing the courtesy call, on
Wednesday, April 20.
Some objectives of the inte-
grated language arts textbooks
are to aid students in vocabu-
lary building, to help students
develop critical thinking skills
and to foster, a love for read-
ing and an appreciation for
things Bahamian.
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ette, local representative for
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GOVERNOR General
Dame Ivy Dumont recently .....
hosted religious leaders of:
various denominations at a
reception at Government
House.
Seated frdm left, are: Mrs
Kendris Ca;ey, president,
Bahamas Conference of the
Methodist Church (BCMC);
Bishop Ros Davis, Golden A
Gates Assemblies World
Outreach Ministries; the
governor general; Bishop
Samuel Greene, Zion Bap-R
tist Church, Yamacraw; and
Mrs David Dawkins. Stand-
iig from left are Bishop
Robert McPhee, Bishop
Elgarnet Rahming, national
overseer of the Church of
God of Prophecy; Bishop
Edward Missick, Deacon.
Adrian Davis; Bishop John
Humes, national overseer,
Church of God; Major
Raphael Mason, divisional
commander of the Salvation
Army; Al McCartney; Mon-
signor Alfred Culmer; Pastor
Tyrone Greene; Bishop :
Olevert Bain; Rev Dr Elkin
ymonnette and Bishop ..
Iavid Dawkins.
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MEMBERS of the
International Association of
Administrative Professionals
(IAAP) Bahamas Chapter
and Sandy Chandler (CPS),
international vice-president,
Paid a courtesy call on Gov-
ernor General Dame Ivy
Dumont on Thursday, April
28, at Government House.
From left are Monique Fer-
nander, Elma Storr, Yvette
Johnson, Administrative
Professional of the Year
Daphne Styles, Cheryl Foun-
tain, advisor, the governor-
general, Ms Chandler,
Bahamas Chapter vice presi-
dent Jessica Bowe, ways and
means chairperson Sylvia
Mitchell, standing rules and
by-laws chairperson Bren-
dalee Bannister and publici-
ty chairperson Tonya Gib-
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- 0Th, Govemmenit of The B(hamas feuaes AES Io Agrement iin
Principle to o- t a U"q0fed Noatuora 01s pIot Ocan
Coy inThe Saoma,-
AES and B6ST meetto discuss the poJect revwow pocess
l Wih paticpatiorii st'fdf A6 ,commence S feid
Usvey, including geophysical, geofachnical, hydrogri+,
1 biological and rchaeoogical rveyG,
AE_ ubmin's Draftf A dcope o uffine to BTT,
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Miner of Hea oh and the Environmeni Dr.. MQOrPOS It hldk
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proce, including. EIA comment peded and schedule for f1ow
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* More than $20 million revenue
to the Public Treasury per year.
* $9 Million License Fee
* High paying technical jobs
* 400 construction jobs ,


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Banned Islamic group's




supporters hold protests


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well have to ask these questions soon:


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With the increase of development on many islands the cost of land to Bahamians is fast
becoming unaffordable to them. Will the next generation of Guana natives or Bahamians
be able to buy land on their own island if all the Crown land is leased?


2 ,61)4e.w- aeO'0 &Tufrl-Fi?
Who is going to tell the next generation that
the Sea turtles died off because we destroyed
their nesting grounds and that we choose large
scale development over protecting our Sea Turtle
Estuaries?


5.1Jo I 4n^Cd?
Will there be any Conch left for our kids to fish
if we destroy our reefs and sea grass? We need
to think about what we are giving away as the
future success of our children depends on the
choices we make now.


Family trips to the beach are fond memories we
all have and we want to share with our kids. As
much as we insist it's all our beach we don't want
to have our family picnic next to the hotel
volleyball game. Public beaches need to be large
and open to all Bahamians,



Who wants to tell their kids that the quaint
OUT ISLAND experience is not available for
them? Is BIGGER always better in The Bahamas?


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participate in their island development, thank you.
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The International Sailing Fed-
eration's racing rules are going
to be applied to Bahamian
sloop regattas.
Already juniors in the nation-
al sailing programme are being
taught to compete in accor-
dance with the rules by the
ISAF, the world governing
body for sailing.
"These rules are used all over
the world," said veteran
Olympics and world champi-
onship campaigner Jimmy
Lowe. "They are clearly
defined. As a result, there is less
argument and less controver-
sy."
Lowe, who competed inter-
nationally in the Snipe, Star and
5.5-metre classes, sits on the
National Regatta Committee.
He was asked to head a team to
review the rules governing
Bahamian sloop racing.
Also on the team were vice
commodore of the National
Family Island Regatta and race
co-ordinator, Clyde Rolle, Tony
Knowles, Kirk Wallace, Larry
Bastian and Ali Ferguson.
"We initially started out to
rewrite the rules of sloop racing
but every one of the issues that
came up was covered in the
international rules," said Lowe.
"After about seven meetings,
everybody saw the merits in
adopting the international rac-
ing rules.
"The only objections we
received were from people who
were ignorant of the rules.
When the rules and their merits
were explained to them, they
appreciated it and now they
want it.
' The ISAF rules are revised
and publishedevery four years.
Concerns have been expres-


* VETERAN sloop racer Jimmy Lowe


sed that the new rules may
detract from the style that
makes Bahamian sloop racing
a unique regatta experience.
"This regatta originally start-
ed for work boats," said Lowe.
"Fifty years ago fishermen use
to plug the wells (in their boats)
and go racing.
"These are not work boats
anymore. They are race boats.
Racing is all they are used for.
And the rules have not kept up
with this evolution of the boats.
"That's why, under the rules


sloops race under now, the
penalties are not severe enough
and that's why there is so much
controversy.
"Everybody that understands
the international racing rules of
sailing understands the merits
of them and the severity of the
penalties."
Some skippers argue that for
Bahamian sloops with their
overbearing masts and booms
and massive canvas sails, the
360-degree penalty manoeuvre
could be dangerous.


Take an additional 15% off our


LNG


Safe and Beneficial to The Bahamas
AES oC.AN. cAY piPEL.NE 1 iBAMAM MJ N
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steel pipe and installed on the sea floor, str'ated o Oven Ck, ay llam At this 1elit lN(,
a0 Natural gas will be transported by the Ocean Cay Pipeline will be wvrted to M (urat tos (qt toWMot
from Ocean Cay to the EEZ boundary. 0 Te faNeiltty at OM Cas wwit be l*~gW iW
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receive natural gas from the Ocean Cay fA e U. l .
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SALS prepaid an Enviroentwal
Impact Assessment (EA) for
the Ms pipelines and
LNG( faility tht teyalntes
otetial impacts to th,
eavironme resourmces and Ideatifles
measures to avoid or minimize
those tmpaOct
0 The EIA is based on applicable
Bahamian, World 8ank, Florida
and U.S.guidelines and rgulations.
o, l September 2002. AES
submnited the ElA for review to
The Bahamas Envtromment.
Siencet and Technology
Commission (BEST).
0 The BEST Commission
completed its revWvw and
approvd the AES project
in eady 2004,


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Celebrate the artistic



talent of the Bahamas


-PICTURED are works from
two of the exhibitors who are
showing their work at the Tam-
bearly School Art Show on Fri-
.day evening, at Tambearly
School in Sandyport.
The show is open from 6pm
to 9pm and admission is free.
f BERNARD Pitet has been
painting since the age of four,
and put together A Dance for
the Fr the Moon God (right)
I SHARYN Thompson paints
S flowers and works mainly in
S x watercolours, but sometimes
.. min oils (below)


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We pick up and deliver .
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Including
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Phone: 364-1526 or 395-7822
P.O. Box SS-5944
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First 20 homes to make cleaning appointments
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FRIDAY: Peas Soup & steam Mutton
SATURDAY: Stew Fish Boil Fish Stew Conch Thomas Feiruson
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Parts may be another $200, depending upon lawn size.

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Exquisite Jewelry
Fine Clothing.
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Installation of Parking Lot Lights & Signs,
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GSM PHONES/DISH NETWORK
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(Installed, Warranty, Guide)
Receiver with Card $450 (All PPV, HBQ Sports)
Virgin P4/P5 Card $100
Motorola V60 Flip w clip $189 w/Act $249
Motorola C333/Sony Eric T226 $129 w/Act 185
Motorola V220N400 Flp Camera Phone $299 w/Act $359
Motorola V80 Swival Camera Phone $359 w/activation $419
Samsung X426 Flip color screen $239 w/Act $299
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one Course, One Weekend per month

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TRANSFER AGENT-
[K OF THE BAHAMAS
UK STREET


FINANCIAL INFORMATION

BORROWER: The funds, revenues and resources of The Clifton Heritage Authority shall consist of:

any funds as from time to time are provided by Parliament,
any funds as from time to time accrue to The Clifton Heritage Authority from the
management of Clifton Heritage,
any funds as from time to time are borrowed by~The Clifton Heritage Authority or
raised by The CliftonHenrtage Authority, prsuant to Section 10 of The Clifton
Heritage Authority Act, 2004, ans "
any funds as from time to time are advanced to The Clifton Heritage Authority
p:i: rsant to Sec'ton 10 of The Clifton Heritage Authority Act, 2004.
e....ndswhichire the subject of this prospectus, are issuedin accordance


ULAR tJR: The Bonds which c.ompiise this issue are guaranteed by the Gover a
Con onwo alth ofThe Bahamaqs








B$', .r B B
Approved Budget Approvd Badge


ReDtint Expenditure (exclu ing
Repayment of Pbh1c Debt) 96114")",38,M()4"A00,68 38000
Capital Development Expeniditi''
(excluding loans con.r.. utio,-l e
advances to public corporimns) 0570 0
a* Provisional estimates from un un
STheNational Debt amount tia I...ieb. Y e potts te000


Provisional-estimgtes
Bahamas to be B$2,521
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PURPOSE OF BOND ISSUE/li


lop, and manage The
Heritage Park. The
4 dInterpreters who
oftalist, Enslaved


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' TERMS AND CON)DI IONS OF THE OFFERING(.

'I'SS IkUER: .. The Clifton Heritage Authority
GUAR AN'IOR: : The Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas

1 M UNTr B$24,000,000.00
SMATIUR IT'Y ATES:. B$8,00,000 due on May 20, 2025
B$8 ..,000,0 0 due on May 20, 2030
$8,000,000 due on May 20, 2035-
..ei '. .i t itl"'5.o...". Rndle ttst.ai ona'ylHt5 N0i at :1/,, nir annum above Prime Rate


e listed an traea Oon a aoI
chase the bonds may h


INTRODUCTION :

This is a prospectus for the subsription of bonds issued by The Clifton Heritage Authority (The Authority). ( ONDFl,!ONO i
This offer ismade solely 'upon terms and conditions contained in this prospectus, and no person has been APPLICAT~iON AND
3'^ y authorized to provideany information or to make any representations with regard to the bonds being offered AI'AOT NT' i
other than by way ofthis prospectus. .
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An early examination of the previously unknown two subsurface struct
remains showed association with materials from the second half of the.
centtuy. The architectural style of the first is associated th enslav3'ed Afn
ad this structure may representfone of the earlier~ ve inTheBhim
The .second structure, a well-preserved lim,
archaeoloit to further their radioarbont


The right is reserved to reject any application in whole or in part.

All applications must be fully completed, using the form provided herein and
must be for a minimum purchase of B$1 0.00, and in increments of B$100.00
thereafter.
In allocating bonds subscribed for, subscriptions from individuals up to :
B$ 10,,000 willbe fully served before any applications will be made to
c ori scribers. That portion o individual subscriptions in excess of
S 0, dor ate subscriptions will be allocated on a pro rata basis .


ico~1i f the Bonds should 'be" made to the Riedstugr .


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APPLICATION FORM

THE CLIFTON HERITAGE AUTHORITY BONDS DUE 2025.2030. AND 2035
GUARANTEED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS


APPLICATION NO.
ALLOTMENT NO.
DATE:


The Registrar
c/o The Central Bank of The Bahamas
P.O. Box N-4868
Nassau, Bahamas
Sir:
I/We hereby apply for the following amount of The Clifton Heritage Authority Bonds:

Insert below the amount applied for
in units of B$100


1/2 % Above Prime Rate
5/8 % Above Prime Rate
3/4 % Above Prime Rate


Bonds 2025
Bonds 2030
Bonds 2035


and undertake to accept any less amount which may be allotted to me/us.

I/We enclose B$ in payment for the Bonds applied for. In the event of the full
amount of Bonds applied for above is/are not allotted to me/us, I/we request that the sum refundable to me/us be
applied for the following Bonds:


1/2 % Above Prime Rate
5/8 % Above Prime Rate
3/4 % Above Prime Rate


Bonds 2025 B$
Bonds 2030 B$
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* By YOLANDA DELEVEAUX
Senior Business Reporter
DR Tyrone McKenzie, act-
ing assistant director of invest-
ments for the Ministry of Finan-
cial Services and Investments,
has refuted claims that the
Ifivestments Board had not met
during April, and reiterated fur-
ther that incomplete permit
applications continued to be a
key factor in terms of delays in
the approvals process.
In an interview with The Tri-
bune, Dr McKenzie said the
Investments Board last met
April 19 and was also scheduled
to meet on Tuesday, but the
chairman, Prime Minister Perry
Christie, was in hospital.
The deputy prime minister or
another senior minister is able
to chair the meetings in the
absence of the prime minister,
but it was unclear if the meeting
would be held as scheduled or
postponed for a later date.
The board needs to have at
least half its members present to
holda meetfig... 'I -
The Investment Board is sup-
posed to meet every Tuesday
or Thursday, with a minimum of
10 application reviews every
week, Dr McKenzie said. He
explained, however, that
because the board comprises
the entire Cabinet, if a more
pressing matter arises it takes
precedent over the Investment
Board's itinerary.
"Unlike previous administra-
tions, the entire Cabinet serves
on the Investments Board. If a
more pressing matter arises it
takes precedent then.
"That's how it is, you have
immigration and other min-
istries that have other matters
that go before Cabinet."
In terms of permit applica-
tions for the purpose of building
a second home on five acres or
more, or other relatively small
projects by foreign investors,
Dr McKenzie, who also serves
as the Ministry's senior project
manager, said while those
investments are a boost to
the economy and do contribute
to the national revenue, it is
important that the Investment
Board follow appropriate
protocols when making a
decision about who will live'
in the Bahamas or who will
own a substantial portion


i' PRIME Minister Perry Christie was unable to attend board
meeting because of illness '


of land in the country.
He said further that there are
national security and economic
implications when allowing for-
eigners to make substantial
investments in the country;

Homes
He said that, regarding sec-
ond homes, in those instances
where the second homes are
also used as vacation rental
properties, the government
must carefully consider whether
it wishes to allow the applicant
to operate a business in the
Bahamas and what the impli-
cations are if the applicant
would benefit economically
from their land purchase.
To the suggestion that the
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occasions, under previous
administrations, when the
Investments Board consisted of
select committees made up in
part of private citizens.
The policy of the current
administration, however, is that
the entire government will sit
on the Investment Board and
the National Economic Council
(NEC).


Acknowledging that there are
times when people feel frus-
trated in regard to the time'
frame for permit approvals, he
said the promise made by
Allyson Maynard-Gibson, Min-
ister of Financial Services and
Investments, of a 30-day turn-
around time was for complet-
ed applications.
There are many times, he
said, more often than not, when
the board receives incomplete
applications: "Clerical people
are preparing these documents
in legal firms, and sometimes
SEE page six






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Senior Business
Reporter


A SHORTAGE of inven-
tory was blamed for decreas-
es in arrivals in both the Nas-
sau/Paradise Island and
Grand Bahama destinations,
with visitor arrivals for the
Bahamas for March, 2005,
totalling 516,942, or some
nine per cent less when com-
pared to the same period of
2004 at 566,591.
Tourism Minister Obie
Wilchcombe told The Tri-
bune yesterday that the
major reason for the decrease
in arrival numbers is that
while airlift to the destina-
tion continues to increase, it
has outpaced increases to the
country's room inventory lev-
els.
"We don't have the rooms.
We have the seats, but we
don't have the bodies
because we don't have rooms
to put them in. In Grand
Bahama we have 100 per
cent occupancy levels. Room
rates are up and the average
daily room rates are up, but
the major problem is we
don't have hotel rooms in the,
Bahamas."
Mr Wilchcombe said, how-
ever, that keen interest has
been expressed by a number
of potential tourism investors-
to build hotels in New Provi-
dence and Grand Bahama,
although he declined to iden-
tify the entities involved in
negotiations.
He noted also that the next
step in helping to boost
tourism levels in the nation's
second city is to cause the
Royal Oasis to reopen.
Criticising former admin-
istrations for not having the
foresight to implement a long
term plan for the growth and
development of the tourism
industry, Mr Wilchcombe
said that for the last 15 to 20
years the hotel room count
in the Bahamas has not
improved.


* TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe


"They did not think ahead
to expand the industry to
allow for growth. We haven't;
broadened our economic
base through tourism. That's
why the prime minister is
aggressively going after
anchor properties in each
island and we're working
hard to get Grand Bahama
up and running .

Growth

Also, regional competitors,
Jamaica and the Dominican
Republic, are both project-
ing significant increases in the
number of room inventory
over the next few years. He
noted, however, that an
aggressive marketing cam-
paign has led to a substantial
increase in interest in the des-
tination, adding also that it
has been paying tremendous
dividends.
In terms of additional air-f,,


lift, he said First Choice,
which arrived in Nassau on
.Tuesday,~on its inaugural
flight, is already reporting
that it is booked solid to
December. The charter flight
is also expected to go to
Grand Bahama.
Mr Wilchcombe added
that the Bahamas has seen as
many as ten-new flights and
new airlines come into the
destination recently.
Meanwhile, air arrivals to
the Bahamas were down two
per cent, falling from 168,627
to 165,182. Sea arrivals also
experienced a decrease going
from 397,964 to 351,760, or a
drop of 11.6 per cent.
Total arrivals for the Nas-
sau/Paradise Island destina-
tion for March were up by
one per cent, from 299,254 in
2004 to 301,180 in 2005. Sea
arrivals saw a slight decrease,
falling 1.5 per cent to 189,213.
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BEC recoups $2m in back billing




from major accounts, says Roberts

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* By YOLANDA
DELEVEAUX
Senior Business
Reporter
T he Bahamas
Electricity Cor-
poration (BEC)
was able to
recoup some $2
million in back billing from two
major accounts, a move that
increased sales levels despite
a reduction of $16.2 million in
the basic electricity rate, Min-
ister of Works Bradley Roberts
said yesterday during his com-
munication to the House of
Assembly.
Tabling the independent
auditors report and financial
statements of BEC for the year
ended September 30, 2004, Mr
Roberts told MPs that the cor-
poration experienced, an
increase in net profits of 27 per
cent to $14.1 million, compared
to $11.1 million in 2003.
The level of profit was expe-
rienced, the Minister said,
despite BEC's first basic rate
reduction ranging between 11
and 17 per cent and. totalling
some $16.2 million and what
he termed as the fulfilment of
the PLP's election pledge, the
payment of interest on securi-
ty deposits of some $800,000.
House members were told
that the corporation could have
seen some $31.1 million in
profits, however, had there
been no rate reduction or
interest payments. He said also
that BEC's profitability
improved after a decline seen
during the past five years,
showing a return on invest-
ment of 5.7 per cent in 2004,
compared to 4.8 per cent in
2003.
Looking at government sec-
tor accounts receivable, Mr
Roberts said that while the fig-
ure had increased in12004, it


would be offset by BEC's cus-
tom's duty payable, which
would place the net govern-
ment receivable at $17.387 mil-
lion.
Improvements in the private
sector collection systems was
able to reduce the overall pro-
vision for, doubtful accounts by
$2.8 million, from $25.3 mil-
lion to $22.5 million. A nine
per cent reduction in expenses
was alsq .primarily due,t.o,
improvement in the collection
of aged electrif.ty receivables
The improvement totalled


some $6.7 million.
Mr Roberts told the House
there was a significant reduc-
tion in exchange losses as a
result of the refinancing of the
Inter-American Development
Bank (IDB) loans, from $4.5
million to $884,000.

Operations
He said further that opera-
,tions,.nniptenance, andexpens,
este nd :iby $8i.. iio;p,
g203mg fro,,88.97 gmilfio fii 2004
2003to$mi ro i 2004.


He said also that BEC saw a
$1.6 million improvement in
plant maintenance which
resulted in reduced generation
costs.
Distribution increased by
$1.1 million as a result of the
reinforcement work associat-
ed with completion of the New
Providence power expansion
Phase III project, Hurricane
Frances and other major pro-
jects.
Management and adminis-
tration costs were reduced to
better monitoring and control-
ling of expenses, while finance
expenses increased due to the
need to utilise additional
resources to make improve-
ment in the accounts depart-
ment because of additional
software and software mainte-
nance support required.
Meanwhile, Mr Roberts said
an additional factor that con-
tributed to increased sales were
the task force project under-
taken on commercial accounts
and the automatic meter read-
ing project.
He said that management
had estimated that sales were
improved by the reduction of
system losses by $2 million and
that most of that figure could
be attributed to the back billing
of two major accounts, one for
$1.8 million and the other for
$200,000.
Mr Roberts further noted
that, despite the significant
increases in fuel prices, landed
fuel costs were steady in 2004,
compared to 2003, or $101.7.
million to, $101.2 million
respectively. The balance was
credited to the utilisation of a
more fuel-efficient plant in
2004.
He said minimising fuel costs
in the Family Islands contin-
ues to be a challenge anid the
corporation is committed to
dealing with the issue.


FIDELITY BANK (BAHAMAS) LIMITED

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,
medical insurance, life and long tern disability insurances and
pension plan.
Send resume no later than Monday 9th May 2005 to:
Human Resources Department
Re: Branch Manager
Head Office, Cable Beach
P.O. Box N-7502
Nassau
Fax 327.5175

e-mail: info@fidelitybahamas.com


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N MINISTER OF WORKS BRADLEY ROBERTS


KINGSWAY ACADEMY

P.O. Box N-4378

NASSAU, BAHAMAS


VACANCIES FOR SEPTEMBER, 2005

TEACHERS
Kingsway Academy invites applicants from qualified and experienced
candidates for the following teaching positions at the High School level
(grade 7 through 12).
Information Technology
h Auto Mechanics (Grades 10 12) and Woodwork (Grades 7 9)
Physical Education/Track and Field Coach
Spanish/French (Grades 7 12)
Mathematics/Physics (Grades 10 12)
The successful candidates should have the following:
An Academic Degree in the area of specialization
A Teaching Certificate
Excellent Communication Skills
A love for children and learning
High standards of morality
A born again and practicing Christian.
Letters of application together with a recent color photograph and detailed
Curriculum Vita (including the names and address of at least three
references, one being the name of one's church minister) should be
submitted by Monday, May 6th, 2005.
LIBRARIAN/MEDIA CENTRE SUPERVISOR
Experience in Library Science with Learning/Research Media Technology
SECURITY GUARD
Kingsway Academy is seeking the service of a trained Security Guard.
Only qualified persons should apply. Deadline for applications is Thursday,
May 12, 2005.
All information for the above positions should be sent to:


Ms. Kelcine Hamilton
Academy Affairs Manager
Kingsway Academy Business Office
Bernard Road


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MANAGER,
RISK MANAGEMENT
Bahamas & Caribbean
Bahamas Regional Office
The successful candidates should possess the
following qualifications:
* University Degree in Banking, Finance or Accounting
* Minimum 3 years business lending experience
* Personal & business lending skills
* Thinking skills (analytical, breakthrough, conceptual
and strategic)
* Strong communication and coaching skills
* Proven leadership and management experience
* Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power
Point and Access)
Responsibilities include:
* Partnering with the commercial account managers,
managers, Personal Financial Services, branch
managers and personal financial service officers in
developing &/or implementing customer strategies,
suitable credit structures and effective risk
management practices.
* Adjudicating loan proposals for risk, credit quality,
and credit policy compliance.
* Sharing responsibility for the success of the Region
and the achievement of business targets, the
maintenance of a high quality loan portfolio, and
the training and development of our people.
* Developing and implementing strategies relating to
personal and branch credit within The Bahamas &
Cayman region.
A competitive compensation package (attractive base
salary & bonus) will be commensurate with relevant
experience and qualifications.
Please apply before May 11, 2005 to:
The Manager
Human Resources
Bahamas & Caribbean
Royal Bank of Canada
Bahamas Regional Office
P.O. Box N-7549, Nassau, N.P, Bahamas
Via fax: (242)328-7145
Via email: bahcayjp@rbc.com


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NOTICE TO ALL CONTRACTORS
PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS



It has some to the attention of the Bridge

Authority that over weight and over sized

vehicles are utilizing the Old Bridge (Eastern

Side) after hours, without the consent of said

Authority. The lawful capacity of the Eastern

Bridge is (15) fifteen tons and the capacity

of the New Western Bridge is (25) twenty

five tons. Use of these bridges exceeding

the lawful capacity without the consent of

said Authority will be considered a breach

of the Law and violators will be prosecuted

forthwith. Checks will be made of all vehicles


utilizing both


bridges for compliance.


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Chariman
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NOTICE

NUCOR INVESTMENTS INC.
Formerly: Dever Investments Limited
(In Voluntary Dissolution)

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 138 (4) (a), (b)
and (c) of the International Busines Act, 2000 notice
is hereby given that:

- Nucor Investments Inc. is in dissolution.

- The date of commencement of the dissolution is the
26th April, A.D. 2005.
The liquidator is Cornell Rolle of Dupuch &
Turnquest & Co., 308 Bay Street, Nassau Bahamas.

Liquidator


ueen's College
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A VACANCY EXISTS FOR A

NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR

To work in an extremely progressive
and goal oriented school.

The Position will become effective August 1, 2005

The successful applicant will be familiar with:

* Be familiarly with Microsoft Server 2003 based networks and all Windows
Operating Systems, Cisco firewall switches and network security

* Be familiar with Microsoft computer applications, mainly Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, Access and Publisher (XP and 2003 versions)

* Computer repair and troubleshooting

The successful applicant will be able to:

* Maintain networks that employ Ethernet, wireless and fibre-optic connectivity

* Maintain and upgrade the school's website

* Manage and maintain the day to day operations of the computers and printers
on the campus, including the student laboratories and administration offices

* Multi-task

* Initiate effective and efficient procedures to complement the school's vision

The preferred applicant will have experience in a school based environment.

The person offered an appointment will be expected to make a commitment to
work in harmony with Christian principles and to support the emphases of the
Bahamas Conference of The Methodist Church of which the school is a part.

Queen's College was established in Nassau in 1890 by the Methodist Church
and is a member of the International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges
and Universities (IAMSCU).

The completed application together with a covering letter must be sent to:
The Principal
Queen's College
P.O. Box N-7127
Nassau, Bahamas
or faxed to 242 393 3248 or emailed to: dlynch@qchenceforth.com
so as to arrive by May 20, 2005.


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Due to continued expansion, an international
offshore shipping company has a position in
its Nassau Finance/ Accounting Department.
Requirements for the Candidate is:

an accounting degree with a minimum
of 3 years post graduate experience
detailed knowledge of international
bank transfers
Knowledge of international currency
and interest markets
concern for details
independent self-starter with minimum
requirement for supervision
prepared to work in a demanding,
dynamic, and changing environment.


Reply to:


Finance/ Accounting
P.O.Box CB 13048
Nassau, Bahamas


Position


IndiGO






Senior LAN/Windows

Technician
Indigo Networks has an exciting opportunity for an
experienced LAN/Windows technician in its Technical
Services department.
Applications are invited from motivated individuals who
possess a current Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
qualification and have a minimum of 5 years in a
technical support role with experience in the following:
Installation, configuration and troubleshooting of
Wintel based networked PC server & client
hardware
Installation and configuration of
Microsoft Windows products including
Windows NT server, 2000, 2003, Active
Directory, Exchange server and MS
Office suite
Installation and troubleshooting of local
area networks to include layer 2/3
switches and Cisco routers
Experience with Cisco networking
equipment; CCNA would be an
advantage
VolP
Good oral and written skills
A competitive salary commensurate with
experience is offered along with product training,
medical, pension and car allowance after a
qualifying period.
Interested candidates should submit their
resumes in writing to Indigo Networks P.O
.BOX N-3920 for the attention of the Technical
Services Manager by May 13th 2005.


private banking /..' p y secretary
ofhea d pga..any secetay


SG Hambros, part of the Societe Gendrale Group, is a private
bank providing a comprehensive wealth management service.
SG Hambros in The Bahamas is currently looking to recruit a
Head of Legal/Company Secretary. Your primary role will be to
work as a legal resource to the Bank generally and as the
Company Secretary. You will act as the focal point for the
Bahamas regarding regulatory matters and be responsible for
the supervision of the Companies Administration Department,
ensuring compliance with the companies' legislation.
You will be responsible for all litigation matters involving the
Bank. You will be required to review all trust deeds in relation
to any proposed new business initiatives and advise the Trust
and Private Banking teams and management concerning the
legal implications of conducting business.


You must hold a law degree and have seven to ten years related
experience of which at least five must be in a managerial
capacity; have strong communication and PC skills; knowledge
of legal, regulatory and industry requirements and be a team
player. Prior related experience in a financial institution would
be an asset.
The position offers, in addition to the salary, a discretionary
bonus scheme and benefits package.
Applications should be submitted to the following address, to
arrive on or before 18 May 2005:
Head of Human Resources
SG Hambros Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Limited
PO Box N7789, Nassau, Bahamas.
www.sghambros.com


Colina
vFinancial Advisors Ltd;
Pricing Information As Of:

52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Symbol Previous Close Today's Close Change Dally 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 1.50 0.05 1,000 0.122 0.000 12.3 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 0.00 600 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%
8.46 6.60 FirstCaribbean 8.01 8.46 0.45 14,100 0.591 0.330 14.3 3.90%
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 9.60 9.60 0.00 0.818 0.405 11.7 4.20%
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 5.52 5.43 -0.09 0.201 0.000 27.5 0.00%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 1.979 0.350 5.1 3.60%
52wk-H 2wk-Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Weekly Vol. EPS $ Div $ PIE Yield
13.00 12.50 Bahamas Supermarkets 12.25 13.25 11.00 1.488 0.960 9.1 7.25%
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 10.00 10.35 10.00 0.000 0.800 NM 7.80%
0.60 0.40 RND Holdings 0.29 0.54 0.00 -0.103 0.000 NM 0.00%
43.00 28.00 ABDAB 41.00 43.00 41.00 2.220 0.000 .19.4 0.00%
16.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 13.00 14.00 13.00 1.105 0.810 14,6 6.93%
0.60 0.35 RND Holdings 0.29 0.54 0.35 -0.103 0.000 NM 0.00%
52wk-HI 52wk-Low Fund Name NAV YTD% Last 12 Months DIv $ Yield %
1.2164 1.1609 Colina Money Market Fund 1.216402*
2.2268 1.9423 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 2.2268 **
10.3112 10.0000 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 10.3112"**
2.2214 2.0941 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.221401"
1.0931 1.0320 Colina Bond Fund 1.093141"***

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
52wk-HI Highest closing price in last 52 weeks B d $- Buying price of Colina and FIdelit
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask S Selling price of Coltin nd del t
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded ovr-the-counter price
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume o the prior week
Change Change In closing price from day to da EPS $ A company's reported eamings per share for the last 12 mths
Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months WIM Not Meaningful
PIE Closing price divided by the last 12 month eamings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1. 1994 = 10C
* AS AT MAR. 31. 2005/ "" AS AT FEB. 28, 2005
* AS AT MAR. 24, 2005/ **- AS AT MAR. 31, 20051 ***** A AT MAR. 31, 000g
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WINDING BAY

REAL ESTATE SALES REPRESENTATIVE

The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, a spectacular 520 acre
International Members Golf & Sporting Estate on Abaco,
is seeking a senior-level REAL ESTATE SALES
REPRESENTATIVE. Candidates must have a minimum
of 2 years sales experience with a track record of success.
Real estate license is preferred. Successful candidate
must have exceptional communication skills, both verbal
and written. Must be personable, professional and willing
to commute or relocate to Abaco. The Abaco Club's
estate lots range from $875,00 to over $4 million. A
handsome package is available. Please email cover letter
and resume to info@theabacoclub.com or fax to 242-
367-2930, Attn.: Sales & Marketing.


S.C.B (1999) LIMITED



NOTICE is hereby given that in
accordance with the International Business
Companies Act 2000, S.C.B. (1999) Limited
is in dissolution. The date of commencement
of dissolution is 8th April, 2005. Anita Bain
of Nassau, Bahamas is the Liquidator of
S.C.B (1999) Limited.





ANITA BAIN
LIQUIDATOR


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Numbers down due to




lack of accommodation


FROM page one
Total arrivals to Grand
Bahama were down by 38 per
cent, falling to 70,407 from
114,373 in 2004.
Arrivals to the Out Islands
were down by five per cent
despite an increase of some 10
per cent in air arrivals to the
destination in March. The dif-
ference was due primarily to a
shortfall in sea arrivals, which
historically have made up a
large percentage of visitors to
the Out Islands.
Air arrivals for the period
totalled 28,983, compared to
26,389, with sea arrivals falling
by eight per cent, to 116,372 for
the period. Total arrivals for the
Family Islands were 145,355 for
March, 2005.
Grand Bahama continued to


battle the effects of the Sep-
tember, 2004, hurricanes dur-
ing March with a shortage in
room inventory impacting the
number of visitors to the island.
For the period, air arrivals
were down by 31 per cent,
24,232, compared to 35,115 in
2004, and sea arrivals, which
includes sea landed passengers
as well as cruise arrivals, fell
substantially by 42 per cent,
going from 79,258 in March,
2004, to 46,175 in 2005.
Grand Bahama, Inagua,
Long Island, and San Salvador
all suffered declines in the num-
ber'of air arrivals in March,
2005.
Also seeing a decline in
arrivals was Inagua, down 90
per cent, Long Island, down-
nine per cent and San Salvador,
which saw a dip in arrival num-


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
2005/CLE/QUI/00300
IN THE SUPREME COURT
Common Law and Equity Division
IN THE MATTER of ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land
comprising Eleven and Fifty-four hundredths (11.54) acres
more or less originally granted to John Cash by Crown Grant
B-219 which said John Cash Grant is stuate on the Southern
edges of the Township of Marsh Harbour on the Island of Great
Abaco one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
and runs from the Sea on the East Westwards between the
Northern edge of the Nathan Key Grant (Grant K-145) on the
South and a Road Reservation to the North and bounded
westwardly by a Road Reservation sometimes called "Pole
Line Road" or "Nathan Key Drive"
AND
IN THE MATTER of The Quieting Titles Act, 1959
AND
IN THE MATTER of the Petition of Roy Carlisle Newbold,
Sr.
NOTICE

The Petition of ROY CARLISLE NEWBOLD Sr. of Stede
Bonnett Road in the Township of Marsh Harbour in the Island
of Great Abaco one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas in respect of:-
ALL THAT piece parcel or part of a tract of land comprising
Eleven and Fifty-four hundredths (11.54) acres originally
granted to John Cash (GrantB-219) which said John Cash
Grant is situate on the Southern edges of the Township of
Marsh Harbour and runs from the Sea on the East Westwards
between the Northern edge of the Nathan Key Grant (Grant
K-145) and a Road Reservation to the North and bounded
Westwardly by a Road Reservation sometimes called "Pole
Line Road" or "Nathan Key Drive" and generally having the
position shape boundaries marks and dimensions as shown for
Grant B-219 on Bahamas Registred Plan 436 ABACO and
which said hereditaments is bounded ON THE WEST by the
said Road Reservation sometimes called "Pole Line Road" or
"Nathan Key Drive and running thereon Four hundred and
Thirty-three and Five hundredths (433.05') feet more or less,
ON THE SOUTH by the aforementioned Nathan Key Grant
(Grant K-145 and running thereon One thousand Sevenhundred
and Forty-four and Three hundredths (1744.03) feet more or
less ON THE NORTH by the aformentioned Road Reservation
to the North and running thereon One Thousand Seven hundred
and Fourteen and sixty-one hundredths (1714.61) feet more or
less AND ON THE EAST by the High Water Mark of the Sea
and running thereon by straight transect One hundred and Fifty
and Eighy-three hundredths (150.83) feet but following ,the
configurations of the coast running thereon one hundred and
Seventy and Ninety two hundredths (170.92) feet more or
less and which said piece parcel or part of a tract of land has
the position shape boundaries and dimensions as are shown on
plan filed in the above Action and thereon coloured Pink.
Roy Carlisle Newbold Sr. claims to be the owner in fee simple
in possession of the said land free from encumbrances and has
made application to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth
or The Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act,
1959 to have his title to the said land investigated and the
nature and extent thereof determined and declared in a Certificate
of Title to granted by the Court in accordance with the said
Act. A Plan of the said land may be inspected during normal
business hours at the following places:-
1. The Registry of the Supreme Court, Ansbacher Building,
East Street, Nassau, Bahamas.
2. The Office of Administrator, Local Government, Central
Abaco District, Dove Plaza, Don Mackay Boulevard, Marsh
Harbour, Abaco.
3. The Chambers of the Petitioner's attorneys, Messrs. Maillis
and Maillis, Chambers, Fort Nassau House, Marlborough
Street, Nassau, Bahamas
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that any person having dower
or right of dower or an adverse claim or a claim not recognized
in the Petition shall on or before the 31st day of July A.D. 2005
file in the Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioner or the
undersigned a Statement of his claim in the prescribed form
verified by an Affidavit and other prescribed papers to be filed
therewith. Failure of any person to file and serve a Statement
of his claim within the prescribed time operate as a bar to such
claim.
DATED the 26th day of April, A.D. 2005

MAILLIS AND MAILLIS
Chambers
Fort Nassau House
Marlborough Street
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorneys for the petitioner


bers by some six per cent for
the period.

Improvement

A number of islands did
experience increases in air
arrivals for March, however,
including the Nassau/Paradise
Island destination, which saw a
five per cent increase to 111,967,
compared to 107,123 in 2004.
The increase was buoyed by a
strong quarter for Kerzner
International, which saw its best
quarter based on resort earn-
ings.
Other destinations showing
an improvement were Abaco,
which was up three per cent,
Andros up 10 per cent, and the
Berry Islands, up 47 per cent.
Bimini also saw a 13 per cent


increase for the period, as did
Cat Cay, up 23 per cent. Cat
Island saw a strong increase,
climbing up by 79 per cent, with
Eleuthera and Exuma up 10 per
cent and 23 per cent respec-
tively.
Looking at the year to date
figures, visitor arrivals for the
Bahamas were down by three
per cent compared to the same
period of 2004. Air and sea
arrivals for the Nassau/Paradise
Island for year to date March
were up by five per cent.
Grand Bahama was down by
27 per cent and the Out Islands
were down by five per cent. Sea
arrivals to Grand Bahama were
down 22 per cent for the year to
date to March and air arrivals to
Grand Bahama year to date
March were down by 35 per
cent.


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PLANT TECHNICIAN

To operate Reverse Osmosis Plant Facility on a
Family Island. Knowledge of electrical Systems
and mechanical plumbing a must.

Serious inquiries only.

Apply in writing to:
P.O. Box N-1836-A040
Nassau, Bahamas




SUBS
UBS is the leading global wealth manager. UBS (Bahamas) Ltd.
our subsidiary in Nassau, has an opening for the position of a

Manager
Information Technology Services
The IT Services Team provides smooth daily processing of all IT
and telecommunication systems to UBS in the Bahamas. Our main
technological environment consists of a W2K Network with about
130 users, Netscreen Firewalls, MS-Exchange, Meridian PBX,
Sybase, MS SQL and Oracle database systems, IBM WebSphere
and Veritas NetBackup.
In this challenging position you will be responsible for:
Leading the local IT Team (five professionals);
Ensuring an ongoing high quality of all Information Technology
services provided;
Budgeting, planning and coordinating all changes to the existing
IT environment;
Reporting to local and global Management on a regular basis;
Coordinating with local, regional and global Providers all
planned changes;
Participating in local Management and Risk Committees
The successful candidate meets the following requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information Technology;
At least 5 years of work experience in a similar position and
environment (proven track record);
Expert knowledge of most of the above mentioned technologies;
Several years of experience in managing a team of IT professionals;
Strong Project Management, Leadership and Communication
skills;
Banking knowledge desirable.
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are asked to
apply in writing, enclosing a full resume with cover letter to:
UBS (Bahamas) Ltd.
Human Resources
P.O.Box N-7757
Nassau, Bahamas


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Priorities' blamed,
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FROM page one
it's the simple things they leave
out of applications, 'like the
due diligence or a photo iden-
tification.
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is the Investments Board com-,
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has its pros and cons, because.
if 16 people express conceril
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be longer than if there were
only five people on the board.'!"


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.






f Ardstra Gardens-

is looking for an
energetic, reliable, people-oriented candidate
to fill our
TOUR REPRESENTATIVE
position on the Prince George Dock.

This position is part-time, requires flexible hours and
owning your own transportation is a must.
Interest in working with small, manageable animals
and basic computer knowledge is a plus.'

Please send your resume and cover letter to the attention of
the

Curator, Ms. Robyn Howard
P.O. Box N-4882
Nassau, Bahamas

or deliver it to the Admissions Gate
at Ardastra Gardens.

No phone calls please.
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FOR SALE OR RENT


Fully Furnished Executive Office Siuited
plus Utilities Global Maritime Center
(Formerly Tanja)
2nd Floor, 2,500 sq ft
Internet Ready, Computer & Network Support
State Of The Art Phone & Voice Mail Systems
Dedicated Phone Lines
Conference Facilities
Professional Work Space

Office Space Unfurnished
1,250 sq ft

Global Maritime Centre
Queens Highway, Freeport, Bahamas

Contact 351-9026 or 351-1601 For Viewing
Or Additional Information.
Global United Formerly TANJA is
moving it's operation to the
Former United Shipping Building at the Harbour


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IN SMORUI

....UST SELL


MILLARS HEIGHTS
SUBDIVISION
Lot #12 Block #3, a sixteen
year old, single story triplex
with floor area of 2,378 sq.
ft., each apartment consist
of 2 bed, 1 bath, living, dining
area and kitchen. Lot size is
7,500 sq. ft. 75 x 100.


Appraisal: $268,411.00
Heading west on Carmichael
Road, enter West Ave., on the southside immediately after Topps Laundermat. Take
first right which is Wimpole St, go around curve on left which is London Ave., travelsouth
on London Ave., property is 2nd to last building on the right before T, Junction (High
street) L shape triplex, painted green, trimmed white.

Subject proper TROPICAL GARDENS
(Nassau)
Lot #3 a four year old single
story house with floor area
of 1,340 sq. ft., and
consisting of 3 bedrooms, 2
bathrooms, living room,
dining room, tv room and
kitchen. Lot size is 7,200 sq.
ft., wide in front, and 98 ft
wide at the back, 84 ft long
at the north and 80 ft long
at the south.

Appraisal: $189.963.90
Traveling west on John F Kennedy drive, pass the second entrance into the airport,
the first right after Esso's Division Office which is Tropical Gardens Road, then first
right which is Kiskadee Drive, then first corner on the left, property is thrid house
through on the right.


MARSHALL ROAD
(Nassau)
Lot #54, land size 42,130 sq. ft. with
a masonry building with eight inch
a concrete block walls. The front 2 units
.2 a are 95% complete.
Appraisal: $269,044.65
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.


MCKINNEY DRIVE
(Nassau)

Lot #H2 a five-year old single storey
house with floor area of 1,751 sq. ft.
and consisting of 4 bedrooms, 3
bathrooms, living room, dining room,
laundry room, foyer, and kitchen. Lot
size 11,816 sq. ft.
Appraisal: $183,750.00
Traveling west on Carmichael Road,
after passing the Community Clinic,
turn north onto McKinney Drive. Continuing north, the subject property will be the
house behind the second house on the right hand side of the road white trimmed blue.


DUNDAS TOWN
(Abaco)
2 storey, 4 bed, 2 bath on
Si 1/2 acre lot no. 25, living
liei room, dining room, family
room, kitchen downstairs,
upstairs there are 4
73 F bedrooms and 2
bathrooms.Age is 16 years,
color is yellow trimmed with
white, upperlevel 1,080 sq.
ft., lower level, 1080 sq. ft.,
garage 420 sq. ft., covered
verahandahs 390 sq. ft., the
land is portion W of one of
the Dundas Town Crown Allotment parcels situated near Forest Drive being just under
half acre in size. Located on the southern side of a ridge being 12 feet plus above sea
level with little likelihood of flooding grounds well kept with above average landscaping
including grass cover with palms and citrus trees. Enclosed on 3 sides with a 6 ft.,
metal fences and ficus trees at the fron. 30 ft., by 36 ft., roof garage now used as a
nursery school. At the upper level on the eastern side is covered wooden verandah
6 ft., x 30 ft., interior walls concrete, ceiling of sheet rock and floor of ceremic tiles.
Appraisal: $267,987.91


S: PINEWOOD GARDENS
(Nassau)

It if ,Lot #1906, Maple Street contains a 19
fl t A yr. old single story house with floor space
.I.1 I -of 1,532 sq., ft. Consisting of four
Sji8 iO44 bedrooms, o&ne athroom, living and
.dining area, tv room, kitchen and utility
room. Land size.5,000 sq. ft., 50 x 100.
Single family zoning. The property is on
flat land and ground neatly maintained
with minimal landscaping in place.

Appraisal: $159,919.20
Travel south on East Street until you get to Bamboo Blvd., where South Beach Police Station
is on the corner, travel east on Bamboo Blvd., and take the third corner on the right then a left
at the fifth corner subject is the sixth house on the left yellow trimmed white.


BOILING HOLE
(Eleuthera)
Lot #7, Boiling Hole
Subdivision, Governor's
Harbour, Eleuthera, contains
a single structure duplex, lot
size 80x125, 10,000 sq. ft.
building size 55 x 27 sq. ft.,
apartment building consists
of two units, two bedrooms,
one bath, kitchen, dinning
and living room.


Appraisal: $113,338.57


MURPHY TOWN
(Abaco)
Lot #78, crown allotment,
single story concrete building
which serves as a duplex
apartment complex 2 unit,
each. with 2 bedrooms,
bathroom, living, dining room
and kitchen areas. The
building has a total floor area
of approximately 1,800 sq.
ft., land size 11,232 sq. ft.,


Appraisal: $187,257.42


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. 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. Appraisal: $46,167.18

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. The property is in the southwestern portion of the Bahama Coral, Coral Island and bounded northwesterly by 60 ft. Wide Road. Appraisal: $8,647.80

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. Property is located on the northwestern side of the
Queen's Highway, about 10.5 miles northwest of George Town. Appraisal: $27,562.50

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 2,5,1sq. ft. 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. Appraisal: $43,968.75

EARLY 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: $148,802.22

MURPHY TOWN (ABACO) Lot #78B vacant land, the property has average surface drainage and is not suseptible to flooding under normal conditions. Land size 104 x 78 approximately 11,277
sqc. ft. Estimated Value: $18,649.33


LOWE SOUND (ANDROS) All that parcel of lot of land located next door to the New Mt Freedom Baptist Church or approximately five miles from the administrative complex approximately
5,000 sq. ft., and rectangular in shape with a 3 bed, 1 bathroom wooden residence. Appraisal: $52,258.50

FLAMINGO BAY SECTION 3 (EXUMA) Lot #102, Palm Hill situated inland in the Flamingo Bay development. It is Hillside Residential and has 150 ft., footage on Hill Road and contains 10,
438 sq. ft., in area. This property is undeveloped. The subject property is about one mile south of the George Town township. Appraisal: $33,075.00

BAHAMA SOUND (EXUMA) Lots 12571 & 12572 Bahama Sound of Exuma No. 10 underveloped residenial lots located near the Forest and Mt Thompson on Utopia Drive. 80 feet frontage
and depth of 125 ft 10,000 sq. ft., in area each there is no service in the area. The road is gravel George Town 10 miles away. Appraisal: $26,250.00 EACH

BAHAMA SOUND NO. 18 (EXUMA) Lot No. 17861 Bahama Sound of Exuma No. 18 a subdivision situate approximately 2.5 miles north westwardly of George Town. The property is zoned
residential and is level. Electricity, paved roads, water, telephone lines and cable tv services are available along Queen's Highway. Water is also available from dug wells but city supply is available.
The propert is undeveloped. Land size 82.10 x 122.11 x 82.10 x 121.0 Estimated Value: $33,075.00




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NOTICE


HOLDER INVESTMENTS INC.


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

ARGOSA CORP INC.
Liquidator


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MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT & AVIATION
NOTICE
PROPOSAL TO CHANGE A SHIP'S NAME

The Director of Maritime Affairs for the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, hereby gives notice that in consequence of the
owner's personal choice, application has been received under
Section 42 of the Merchant Shipping Act, Chapter 268 in respect
of the ship "NORDIC AKARITA" Offical Number 9000948 Gross Tonnage 58928
Register Tonnage 31088 owned by Delphine Shipping Inc. with its principal place of
business at P.O. Boxd 1405, Ajeltake Road, Ajeltake Isand, Majuro, Marshall Island MH
96960 for permission to change her name to "NAVION AKARTIA" registered at the
port of Nassau in the said new name as owned by Delphine Shiping Inc.

Anj objection to the proposed change of name must be sent to the Director of
Maritime Affairs, P.O. Box N-4679, Nassau, N.P. The Bahamas within seven days from
the appearance of this notice.

Dated at Nassau this 14th Day of April, 2005.

Signed
J. Mervyn Jones
Director of Maritime Affairs

MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT & AVIATION
NOTICE
PROPOSAL TO CHANGE A SHIP'S NAME

The Director of Maritime Affairs for the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, hereby
gives notice that in consequences of the owner's personal choice, application has been
received under Section 42 of the Merchant Shipping Act, Chapter 268 in respect of the
ship "VARG" Official Number 8000833 Gross Tonnage 38792 Register Tonnage 21279
owned by Suerte Navigation Co., with its principal place of business at 80 Broad Street,
Monrovia, Liberia for permission to change her name to "VARG STAR" registered at the
port at the port of Nassau in the said new name as owned by Suerte Navigation Co. Ltd.

Any objection to the proposed change of name must be sent to the Director of
Maritime Affairs, P.O. Box N-4679, Nassau, N.P. The Bahamas within seven days from
the appearance of this notice.

Dated at Nassau this 14th Day of April, 2005

Signed
J. Mervyn Jones
Director of Maritime Affairs

MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT & AVIATION
NOTICE
PROPOSAL TO CHANGE A SHIP'S NAME

The Director of Maritime Affairs for the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, hereby
gives notice that in consequences of the owner's personal choice, application has been
received under Section 42 of the Merchant Shipping Act, Chapter 268 in respect of the
ship "GALATEIA" Official Number 8000437 Gross Tonnage 38131 Register Tonnage
24124 owned by Whitelaw Enterprises Co. with its principal place of buiness at 80 Broad
Street, Monrovia, Liberia for permision to change her name to "BIRTHDAY" registered
at the port of Nassau in the said new name as owned by Whitelaw Enterprises Co.

Any objection to the proposed change of name must be sent to the Director of
Maritime Affairs; P.O. Box N-4679, Nassau, N.P. The Bahamas within seven days from
the appearance of this notice.

Dated at Nassau this 14th Day of April, 2005.

Signed
J. Mervyn Jones
Director of Maritime Affairs

MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT & AVIATION
NOTICE
PROPOSAL TO CHANGE A SHIP'S NAME

The Director of Maritime Affairs for The Bahamas, hereby gives notice that in
consequence of the owner's personal choice, application has been received under Section
42 of the Merchant Shipping Act, Chapter 268 in respect of the ship "ENDEAVOUR"
Official Number 399842 Gross Tonnage 3152 Register Tonnage 31045 owned by Spex
Calstar Ltd., with its principal place of business at C/O Lindbald Expeditions, 1415 Western
Ave, Suite 700, Seattle, WA 98101, USA for permission to change her name to "NATIONAL
GEOGRAPHIC ENDEAVOUR" registered at the port of Nassauin the said new name
as owned by Spex Calstar Ltd.
Any objection to the proposed change of name must be sent to the Director of
Maritime Affairs, P.O. Box N-4679, Nassau, N.P. The Bahamas within seven days from
the appearance of this notice.

Dated at Nassau this 20th Day of April, 2005.

Signed
J. Mervyn Jones
Director of Maritime Affairs


NOTICE


STREAMWOOD MANAGEMENT INC.

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

ARGOSA CORP INC.
Liquidator


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YAMAL CORP.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the 3rd
day of May, 2005. The Liquidator is Aragosa Corp. Inc.,
of P.O. Box N-7757, Nassau, Bahamas.


ARGOSA CORP INC.
Liquidator


NOTICE


PRANGINS LIMITED

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

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Liquidator


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has been issued and the Company has therefore been struck
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ATLANTIS recently donat-
ed several windscreens and
tennis court nets to the
Bahamas Lawn Tennis Asso-
ciation. Kim Cartwright,a
Director of Tennis at the
Atlantis Activity Centre made
the presentation to Mary Shel-
ley, President of the Bahamas
Lawn Tennis Association.
"Due to the relocation of
our Activity Centre to anoth-
er site, we decided to make
better use of our remaining
professional windscreens and
tennis nets, by donating them
to the Bahamas Lawn and
Tennis Association, which we
knew was in need of the
items," said Cartwright.
An elated Shelley accepted
the items on behalf of the
Bahamas Lawn Tennis Asso-\
ciation. "I can not tell you how
pleased we are for the nation-
al tennis centre to receive the
windscreens and the extra ten-
nis court nets," said Shelly....
She pointed out that the dona-'
tion came at the right time.
"We are having an interna-O
tional junior open in June and
part of July and I think it is
going to be very helpful to us
especially after the two hurri-
canes we had. So I am very
grateful," she said.
The Atlantis Activity Cen-
tre was recently relocated to
the old Club Med site in order
to make room for the Atlantis
Phase III Development. Due
to the relocation, the Atlantis
Activity Centre team mem-
bers led by Dion Strachan,
Vice President of Resort Ser- E KIM CARTWRIGHT, Director of Tennis at the Atlantis Activity Cen
vices along with Kim nis Association. Pictured left to right are Earl Ferguson, Maintenance Atte
Cartwright decided to put the Tennis Association; Reuben Fox, Member of the Bahamas Lawn Tennis A
windscreens and tennis court the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association.
nets to better use.


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endant at the Atlantis Activity Centre; Mary Shelley, President of the Bahamas Lawn.
ssociation; Kim Cartwright of Atlantis Activity Centre; and John Roussy, Member of
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NOTICE is hereby given thatNELCIA JOSEPH OF COLLETON
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.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that AMELIE FLEURISTIN MARKET
ST. P.O.BOX N 4627, 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 5TH day of MAY, 2005 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that JACQUE JULES, CARMICHAEL
RD., 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 5TH day of MAY, 2005 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.



NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that MANALISA RENA, ELIZABETH
ESTATES, BARBADOS AVE #459, P.O.BOX EE-15945
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 5TH day of MAY,
2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
RO.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


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HIGH school athletes will take to the track once
again, competing in the Dianna Thompson championships
this weekend at the Thomas A Robinson Stadium.



Thomas A Robinson


Stadium to host


relay championships

By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
THE Thomas A Robinson stadium will host it's final
meet this weekend, before closing for renovations.
The Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations
(BAAA) has confirmed that they will host the annual
Dianna Thompson Club relay championships, after sev-
eral weeks of deliberations as to whether or not the
meet would take place.
The meet, which had been scheduled on the BAAA
calendar from earlier this year, was being tossed around
when the association learned that the track will be
closed.
However, the Thomas A Robinson stadium will not
close for renovations until May 26th, for the hosting of
the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) games,
set for this July 7th-1 1th.
Nonetheless, this will be the last track meet the stadi-
um will hold, due to the extensive work the track will
have to undergo.
The closing of the track will force the BAAA to host
all other track meets in Freeport, Grand Bahama.
The date of the closing of the track will interrupt the
hosting of the Central American and Caribbean youth
trails and the junior nationals.
These two meets will be held in Grand Bahama, along
with the three club meets set for the next three week-
ends.
The youth championships are set for July 8th-9th,
with the junior national trails being used as a qualifying
meet for the junior Pan American games set for July
29th-31st, in Windsor, Canada.

Date
Ralph McKinney said: "We don't have any control
when it comes to the track, but the meets have to go on.
We are aware of the date the track will closed and we
have worked out the knick knacks for the other meets.
"The other meets will be held in Grand Bahama, but
the national championships will be held in the New
Providence."
The senior national championships are set for June
17th-18th, at the Thomas A Robinson Stadium. The
event will serve as a qualifying meet for the CAC cham-
pionships.
These trials are mandatory, with exemptions being
handed out only by the BAAA.
"All meets are mandatory if you wish to compete in
any of the championships. There might be some exemp-
tions but they will have to be consented by the president
because of good reasoning," said McKinney, public rela-
tions officer.
"This weekend we have decided to go ahead and host
the Dianna Thompson Relays after learning the date of
the track's closing.
"Dianna has been a major contributor to the gover-
nance of the BAAA. The meet is to show our gratitude
to her and for all the things she has done for the
BAAA."
Thompson, has moved to Philadelphia after putting in
more than ten years of dedicated service to the associa-
tion, where she served as secretary general.


olette


cPhee


aims or head







coach position


* By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama
native Yolette McPhee, the
assistant coach at Frank Philip
College in Borger, Texas, has
opted not to return for another
year after being offered coach-
ing jobs at two other colleges.
At the college, McPhee was
in charge of scouting, recruit-
ing, inventory, travel, weight
program, individual, and guard
work.
Revealing only one of the
universities after her, McPhee
said she wants to become a
head coach who will one day be
able to lend her support to the
development of sports in the
Bahamas.'

Colleges
McPhee confirmed that both
colleges after her are division I
colleges, and if she is lucky.
enough to get the job, it will not
only open up doors for her, but
for other Bahamians as well.
She said: "It's not about me
anymore, 1 would like to help
out in the development of the
sports back home and hopeful-
ly make some paths for other
basketball players.
"I am very excited about the
job offers, and I will be checking
up on all of them. I want to be a
head coach one day so I have to
keep moving up the ladder. I
will miss my players a lot, the


YOLETTE MCPHEE

people here love me and my
players are sad to see me leave
but they know I have to keep
on moving.
"I should hear from one of
the coaches by Thursday night
early Friday morning. I am real-
ly excited, I believe I will have
an opportunity to grow if I
make a move.
"These are colleges and uni-
versities that are looking to
employ me, so looking at the
offers aren't a bad move on my
part."
Franks Phillips College fin-
ished up the year with a 17-13
win-loss record, which is over
.500 per cent mark.
McPhee is a former national
basketball player, playing on


both the junior and senior lev-
els.
Her former team hosted sev-
eral farewell dinners for her,
although they expressed disap-
pointment in her move.
One of the schools gunning
for McPhee is Western Michi-
gan University (Broncos).
The Broncos finished up last
year with a 10-18 win-loss
record.
Although she is abroad
coaching, McPhee is still will-
ing to come back home to assist
with any programmes the
Bahamas Basketball Federation
hosts.

Interest
She claims she has expressed
interest in playing and coach-
ing, but never got any response.
"I would like to assist with
the programme, bring new ideas
into the programme as a player
or a coach, but no one has con-
tacted nme about that. I don't
know if it's because I am far
away or what, but I am still will-
ing to do what I could do," said
McPhee.
"I do what I do because I love
the sport and helping people,
no other motives.
"This is the only way we can
move to.the next level. The pro-
grammes need to be willing to
accept new ideas and philoso-
phies. We need to preach skill
development and be strong on
fundamentals."


For McPhee, landing the
coaches job has placed her in a
position to secure scholarships
for the younger basketball
player, whether male or
female.
So far, she's only assisted
females but is willing to branch
out.
She has been in contact with
players like Philica Kelly, CI
Gibson's point guard, and sev-
eral other players from
Freeport, Grand Bahama.

Skill
She added: "I am going to
have a camp down home which
will concentrate on
skill enhancement and condi-
tioning.
"I am hoping to hold it in'
Nassau and Freeport, then
branching out into the Family
Islands. In the. United States
you have a million summer
leagues and camps, when we
have camps in the Bahamas,
half of them are poorly attend-
ed.
"We have to have enough
coaches that are willing to learn
and give a considerate amount
of time to the basketball play-
ers.
"We need to concentrate on
fundamentals."
McPhee will be home on the
26th of this month to do some
recruiting and to ensure that the
everything is order for her sum-
mer programmes.









THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2005


SECTION


Sermons, Church Activities, Awards


Church Notes
Page 2C


Acting PM and Minister





Griffin to receive awards


* By CLEMENT JOHNSON
Acting Prime
Minister Cyn-
thia Pratt will
be among 15
women to
receive special awards Friday
at the seventh annual national
Gospel Excellence Awards
banquet at the Wyndham
Resort & Crystal Palace Casi-
no.
Ninety-five women also will
receive awards in various cate-
gories..
Mrs Pratt will be presented
with the Life Achievement
Award, while Social Services
Minister Melanie S Griffin will
receive the 2005 National
Gospel Excellence Award.
This year the banquet takes
on special significance as it will
pay tribute to women who have
followed the call of God into
the Christian Ministry.
Pastor Patrick V Smith, exec-
utive chairman, said that
women throughout the
Bahamas have always played a
major role in the churches.
In the special group of 15 the
Doris L Johnson award will go
to Rev Irene Coakley of Mis-
sion Baptist Church.
Deaconess Doris Burrows, of
First Baptist Church, will be the
recipient of The Alma
Trottman community Service
Award, while the pastor's.
Mary G. Moss Christian Her-
itage Award will go to Rev.
Rachael Ferguson, First Bap-
tist Church. Rev. Bessie Dean,
St. Stephen's Baptist Church,
Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera,
"Mother" Alrena Smith gets
the Meritorious Award. The
Pastor Bessie Moss Christian
Service Award will be collected
by Pastor Bernadette Moss,
Golden Gates World Outreach
Ministries, and Minister
Delores Ferguson, of Hosanna
Baptist Church, will be the


National Gospel Excellence Awards


banquet to be held at Wyndham resort


* ACTING Prime Minister Cynthia Pratt will be presented
with the Life Achievement Award.


(The Tribune archive photo)


* SOCIAL Services Minister Melanie S Griffin will receive
the 2005 National Gospel Excellence Award.


(The Tribune archive photo)


recipient of the "Mother"
Arlene Pinder Evangelism
Award.
The Naomi Taylor-Cesar
Evangelism award will go to
Sister Rosemary Newry, of the
Cathedral of Praise, Mt. Pleas-
ant Village and
Evangelist/Elder Cora McPhee,
of New Bethlehem Baptist
Church is the recipient of the
Rev. Brenda Sweeting Church
Administrator Award.
The Changing a Generation
Youth Award will be received
by Pastor Angela Brown of St.
John's Native Baptist Church,
Acklins, and The Bahamas
National Gospel Excellence
Intercessor's Award goes to
Deaconess Lydia Sands of
Evangelical Assembly. The
National Gospel Excellence
Humanitarian Award will be
shared by Elder Irene Johnson,
director, a Shepherd's Nook
Ministry, and Dr. Ilonka Roker,
Director of Rebecca House.
Ninety-five women will be
honoured at the banquet in the
following categories: 14 Women
of Wisdom/ Hall of fame; three
Women of Integrity; five
Women of Excellence: two
Ministers of Fine Arts; 10
Women of Influence; 17 Out-
standing Women Clergy/Evan-
gelist/Prophetesses; 11 women
pastors and 16 Ministers of
Music/Psalmists.
The award's ceremony
promises to be uplifting and
entertaining as many Gospel
groups will perform. Senator
Paulette Zonicle and Elaine
Williams will be the emcees for
the evening.
"I am extremely over-
whelmed at the tremendous
response from those being hon-
oured, who have solicited
advertisements on their behalf,
and thus, a second volume had
to be published," said Pastor
Patrick Smith, the committee's
executive chairman.


Month dedicated to Mother of God


* By CLEMENTJOHNSON
TALKING with a Catholic friend over
the weekend, he reminisced about his
childhood growing up as a Catholic. He
remarked about the month of May having
special significance for his church as it
related to the role of Mary. Interested in
this concept we did a little research, and
discovered that May was dedicated as the
month of Mary.
Prayers
In an Encyclical on April 29, 1965,
"Mese Maius", on prayers to be said dur-
ing May for the preservation of Peace,
Pope Paul VI said that the month of May
is dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God.
"Our hearts rejoice at the thought of mov-
ing tribute of faith and love which will
soon be paid to the Queen of Heaven in
every corner of the earth. For this is the
month during which Christians, in their
churches and their homes, offer the Virgin
Mother more fervent and loving acts of
homage and veneration: and it is the month
in which a greater abundance of God's
merciful gifts comes down to us from our.
Mother's throne."


My friend recalled the time they partic-
ipated in May processions, and little girls
were crowned queen of the May. He also
remembered being teased because he was
Catholic. He did not believe that much
had changed since then. In his opinion,
people are still prejudiced and he is still
teased about his faith. He said that the
death of Pope John Paul II and the instal-
lation of Pope Benedict VI, brought a new
wave of negative remarks about the
Catholic faith.
He said his Catholic heritage is rich and
grounded in the faith of the apostles and
early church fathers. Catholics honour
Mary as the role model for all mothers,
because she was the one who was faithful
and obeyed God without question.
Discovered
We also discovered that the month of
May was named after and dedicated to
Mary, the mother of God. The example
of Mary back then, with her willingness
to give up her dignity, her pride and life as
she knew it, to become the mother of God.
According to Catholic teaching Mary is
honoured as the mother of God and not
worshipped as many other Christian


churches would have one believe. The
devotions attributed to Mary only add to
the worship that is due her Son. This is
what is taught in Catholic theology.
It was right that May, the month of
Mary, the Mother of God, should be cho-
sen to honour our earthly mothers..
Society
Mothers are seen not only in society as
special, but also in the eyes of God as
unique. So as Mary is crowned Queen of
the May, let us on mothers day show
appreciation for our own mother for the
role she has played in maintaining law and
order in our society and being the bearers
of good news, the vessel of love aiid the
instrument of peace.
In the encyclical Pope Paul VI states
that the customs associated with the month
of May brings rich benefits to Christian
people. "Since Mary is rightly to be regard-
ed as the way by which we are led to
Christ, the person who encounters Mary
cannot help but encounter Christ likewise."
My friend also remembers the song they
sang during the month of May: "0 Mary
we crown thee with blossoms today, Queen
of the Angels Queen of the May...."


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MISSSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
THE Women's Ministry of the church is
scheduled to host a Mother's Day Luncheon at
2 pm Sunday in the The Lorena Thompson
Auditorium. There will be prizes and surprises.
For ticket information, call 361-4855 or 341-
8855.

TELEIOS
MINISTRIES
THE church's annual Women's Conference
will be held under the theme, "Inner Beauty
2005: Women at the well finding life, love and
relationships." The conference is set for 9:30 am
to 3:30 pm May 14 at Calvary Bible Church. For
registration information, call 325-8564.

ZION
METHODIST
MINISTRIES
THE church in the South Beach Shopping
Centre, East Street South, is scheduled to hold
the following services:
May 8, 10:15 am Sunday School, 11 am -
Mother's Day Worship Service (Preacher: Sister
Jeannie Gibson)
Third Monday, 7:30 pm Ladies Ministry
Wednesday, 7:30 pm Prayer & Bible Study
Thursday, 7:30 pm Music Ministry
Saturday, 3 pm Dance Ministry, 4 pm Chil-
dren's Choir Ministry
(Minister: Pastor Charles Lewis)


EAST STREET
GOSPEL CHAPEL
THE church at 83 East Street, "where Jesus
Christ is Lord, and everyone is special", is sched-
uled to hold the following 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 Midweek Prayer Meet-
ing (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 Meet-
ing (Every 4th Thursday)
. Friday, 6:30 pm Conquerors for Christ Club
(Boys & Girls Club), 8 pnm East Street Youth
Fellowship Meeting
Saturday, 6:30 am Early Morning Prayer
Meeting
PARISH CHURCH
OF THE MOST
HOLY TRINITY
THE church at 14 Trinity Way, Stapledon
Gardens, is scheduled to hold the following ser-
vices:
Sunday, 7 am The Holy Eucharist, 9 am The
Family Eucharist, Sunday School, 6:30 pm -
Praise & Worship/Bible Study, Evensong &
Benediction
Tuesday, 7:30 pm The Church At Prayer
Wednesday, 5:30 am Intercessory Prayer,
6:30 am The Holy Eucharist, 7:30 pm
For further information, call (242)-328-8677 or
visit our website: www.holytrinitybahamas.org


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Celebrating Feast




of the Ascension


* By CLEMENT JOHNSON
Today as the hymn
"Hail the day
that sees Him
rise. Alleluia! To
his throne above
the skies: Alleluia! Christ, the
Lamb for sinners given,
Alleluia! Enters now the high-
est heaven, Alleluia" is
being sung by Christians
around the world to celebrate
the Feast of the Ascension.
The Ascension is one of the
great holidays in the Christian
calendar: It celebrates the
ascension of Jesus into heaven
40 days after the resurrection
or the sixth Thursday after the
resurrection.
Christianity is founded on
the confession of five cardinal
doctrines:
Incarnation of the Logos
(Virgin birth of the Lord).
Crucifixion.
Resurrection.
Ascension into heaven and
Blessed hope of second
coming.
The Ascension always occurs
on a Thursday in the
Bahamas it is transferred to the
following Sunday. The event is
described in the Bible by the
author of three of its books -
Mark: 16:19; Luke and Acts.
(Luke 24:44-53: Acts 1:1-11).
"Then he led them out as far
as Bethany, and lifting up his
hands, he blessed them and was
carried up into heaven."
Many theologians refer to
the feast of the ascension as
one of the best kept secrets in
the Christian calendar. It is
sandwiched between the great
feasts of Easter and Pentecost.
The significance of this feast
ought not to be overlooked or
taken for granted, because if
Jesus was resurrected and
returned to earth like any per-
son who came back from
death, such as Lazarus, the
memory of him would have
soon faded. Resurrection with-
out the Ascension is a one day


wonder.
We realise that with Jesus
the story does not end this way.
As the creed attests: "He
ascended into heaven and sits
at the right hand of the
Father."
We learn also from the
ascension that it's not Christ in
outer space, but the Christ
within that counts. The affir-



The Ascension
is one of the
great holidays
in the Christ-
ian calendar: It
celebrates the
ascension of
Jesus into
heaven 40
days after the
resurrection
or the sixth
Thursday
after the
resurrection.



mation that Jesus has "ascend-
ed" connotes his continuing
activity in and through all the
miracles of daily life, wherever
the work and will of God are
done that is where the spirit of
the living Christ is at work.
His command to his disciples
was: "Go ye, therefore, and
teach all nations, and baptize
them. in the name of.the Father,
in the name of the Son and in


the name of the Holy Spirit".
On the feast of the ascen-
sion, Christians can take com-
fort in knowing that Christ is
sitting at the right hand of the
Father. There is a spirit of
despair and hopelessness that
has gripped us in the Bahamas
today, violence, murder; sexu-
al abuse financial problems,
family stress and many more
have rendered many in a state
of despair. The message of
Ascension is one of encour-
agement; it's a day of Good
news. In the reading from Eph-
esians it says: "Forget earthly
realities." How can we do this?
It is beneficial to spend time in
prayer, meditation, excursion
in nature, and so forth, in order
to free our minds temporarily
from the problems of the world
so that we can try to hear the
voice of God.
The Ascension story estab-
lishes the mission of the church
as being universal. The account
of the ascension compels the
disciples to wait on the fulfil-
ment of the promise the Holy
Spirit, at Pentecost. The disci-
ples had to change their Under-
standing of the scope of the
kingdom of Jesus as being all
encompassing and inclusive.
Sometimes our vision of
Jesus is also restricted. We
expect Jesus to make a differ-
ence in our personal lives, but
we do not really expect much
in the community that we live
in. We see Jesus using church-
es to reach a few people with
the good news of God's love,
but we don't expect him to
transform the world. But the
power of God can make a dif-
ference, not only in individu-
als and in churches, but also in
communities, nations, and the
world.
Christianity has spread
throughout the world physical-
ly, but the true spirit of Jesus
has yet to permeate the world,
becaus~it',has yet to permeate-.
Chris.iks.'The Ascensionis all,,
about raising our expectations.


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Bible Teachings, Seminars, maturation of our children/youth.
Courses and Conferences. To accelerate our holistic outreach evangel-
ibrace plurality of leadership in istic efforts with a view to reach and touch
sitive goodness. people everywhere in our Bahamas to the
i totally and our fellowmen as up building of the kingdom and to the
growth of the Church of God.
used and specialized ministry To prepare our people for the imminent
the growth, development and returnof the Lord.


NAI lfiONL [MINISTRIES

t Evangeiasmi&Hoe -Chldrn' inisrie
Misin Faml ily, Minisrie


9th National Evangelism


Conference Report Get well wishes to
By Minister Gersham Pratt


Berry Islands District Overseer, Bishop Hulan Hanna prays
for labourers during Family Island representation.


Family Island delegates give Min. Dr. Wayne Thompson
short presentation during open- gives inspiring presentation on
ing of Conference. "Wholehouse Salvation".


The 9th National Evangelism
Conference of the Church of God of
Prophecy commenced on Friday 29th
April, 2005 at 7:30pm at the Sandals
Royal Bahamian Hotel. Officially opening
the Conference were National Overseer
Bishop Dr. Elgamet B. Rahming and his
wife Minister Jacqueline B. Rahming.
National Director of Evangelism & Home
Missions, Minister Dr. Barbara F.
Williams and Minister Branson Gibson
jointly moderated the evening's session.
One of the features for this first night of
Conference was the "Parade of Islands" to
the spirited music of the Youth Brass Band
of our Bahamas Church accompanied by
the Brass Band of the Church in the Turks
& Caicos Islands. Members from
Prophecy Troops led each District of the
Church in the Parade carrying banners
indicating the Island. Each District then
made short presentations on aspects of
Evangelism such as prayer, praise, wor-
ship, dance, fellowship, fasting, witness-
ing and the word. Truly this was inspira-
tional. Bishop Rudolph V. Bowe, District
Overseer for New Providence was the
speaker for this first night. His focus was
on Matthew 9:35-38. He said Jesus did not
discriminate; he went everywhere preach-
ing, teaching and healing those who came
to him. Hle saw the crowd with their phys-
ical needs and met those needs, and he saw
them scattered as sheep without a shep-
herd and was the chief shepherd. He
admonished the conference to get prayed
up for the harvest.


Saturday, April 30th was moderated by
Harvest Team Leader Minister Punchetta
Taylor and began with Praise and Worship
conducted by Joye and Kendal Simmons.
Dr. Wayne Thompson gave an informative
and inspiring presentation on 'Whole
House Salvation.' He addressed the men-
tal, sexual and spiritual aspects of man. He
said the 21st century evangelist must be
people-oriented and not self-oriented. The
evangelist must be willing to spend time in
the communities and with the people.
Bishop Anthony T. Roker spoke passion-
ately on the 'Transition from an
Evangelist to a Pastor'. His was a practical
presentation highlighting the results of a
people touching people ministry. He
examined the responsibilities of each and
emphasized that a Pastor must care for the
flock. The afternoon session featured our
essay competition winners, who each read
their essays on the Conference theme to
the applause of the delegates.
We concluded the conference with a
panel presentation on the theme by pan-
elists Minister John W. Ferguson, Brother
Wayne D. A. Thompson, Pastor Diana
Culmer and Lay Minister Eleanor
Cartwright. Delegates to the conference
came from New Providence, Grand
Bahama, Exuma, Harbour Island, Abaco
and Andros. After an all inspiring, uplift-
ing and filling weekend at this conference,
delegates have returned to their local
churches more focused and motivated to
reach their communities.


Grand Bahama District Youth Conference
Reported by Derek Stubbs


The District Youth Ministry of
Grand Bahama and Bimini success-
fully hosted it's Annual Youth
Conference April 27th 30th 2005
under the theme, Saving A
Generation/Making The Connection.
Dynamic speakers for this event
included Minister Zhivargo Laing,
Pastor Jarenda Rahming, National
Youth Secretary-Minister Colleen
Culmer and of course the District
Youth Secretary and Conference
Host-Minister Dwight Jennings. The
messages based on the given theme
were all timely and challenged our
youths to be pace setters for their
peers not being overtaken by negative
influence. Statistical reports were
given concerning the social ills
regarding our youths and criminal
offenses which made the daily news
were highlighted. On display was a
billboard which showcased numerous
illegal activities by the youth of our


nation. Reports showed how much of
these wrong choices often led to
death. Much emphasis was placed on
the issues and challenges that bom-
bard our young people, similarly it
was stressed that there are however
steps that can be taken to help over-
come or resolve these issues.
As the invitation was given for
prayer many young people responded
to the call. Each night the expectancy
level grew and persons were quite
receptive to the messages delivered.
Sessions climaxed nightly with a
Bible Trivia Giveaway. This trivia
session was used as a motivating fac-
tor to sensitize the youths to the
importance of Bible Study. Gifts
awarded to winners included a stereo,
cell phones, gift certificate, gift bas-
ket and the grand finale prize was a
computer. Prizes were also awarded
to children in their
various categories.


the Prime


minister


Words of comfort from the National Overseer of the Church

of God of Prophecy, Bishop Dr. Elgarnet B. Rahming.


My family and the
leadership and
laity of the Church
of God of Prophecy join me
in fervent prayer and in
sending sincere get well
wishes to our Prime
Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry
G. Christie, as he conva-
lesces and recovers in the
Intensive Care Unit of the
Princess Margaret Hospital
from his sudden illness.

Mr. Christie's affliction
deeply touches and affects
not just himself and his
immediate and extended
family, but also the cabinet,
the government and the
nation and people of the
entire Bahamas.
Accordingly, the Church of
God of Prophecy, of which
Mr. Christie is a faithful
friend and supporter, in
intense, faith driven inter-


Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie
Prime Minister

cession, seeks divine inter-
vention for his miraculous
deliverance and speedy
recovery to good health.

We believe and know that
all things work together for


good to those that love God,
and are called according to
His purpose. We also
believe and know that if the
Lord had not been on Mr.
Christie's side, his condi-
tion and situation may have
been much worse. We
therefore use this occasion
to recognize the mercy and
the goodness of God toward
Mr. Christie, and to offer
thanksgiving and praises to
our Lord, who alone does
great wonders.

Our thoughts and our
prayers are also with Mrs.
Christie and the children at
this difficult and trying time
in their lives.

Bishop Elgarnet B.
Rahming, D.D., J.P.
National Overseer
Church of God of
Prophecy


Brass band lovers enjoy musical treat


This past Saturday, hundreds of Bahama to join their brothers and the hotel to Rawson Square for the
visitors, locals and church members sisters in a glorious time of fellow- band blast. Special tributes and
experienced the wonderful brass ship and playing "Music with recognitions were given to Brenville
band ministry of the Church of God Spirit". The two-day musical blast Ferguson Sr. (Drum Major who
of Prophecy. Band members came started with a fellowship breakfast served for over 40 years in the
from South Florida, Turks & at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel Bahama Brass Band). On Sunday
Caicos, and Freeport, Grand followed with a grand parade from band members attended various


TheieM: Patterns for Living (Titus 2:3-5)
Saturday 7th, May 2005
At
The Youth Camp Center, Marshall Rd.
-Great Fellowship 12noon 3p.m.
-Fashion Show
.Mother and Daughter
Exhorting the Word
-Mother and Daughter Look Alike Contest
.Lots of Fun
-Prizes and Surprises ,
Tickets; gyj
Adults: $15 (Age 12-up)
Children;.5 8sgs 6. 6l1 Min sll's JaCjiSiellne & Japoenfa IlalUming
It will be a Life Changing Experience!! .
For more Inlormatlon contact: MIchelle Rokler 381-3816 or Joycelyn PFlt 381-2134
Tickets will not be sold at the door


Prophecy churches for morning
worship and later combined to par-
ticipate in the Ministry of Youth's
National Youth Parade. Organizer
for this event was Benjamin Pratt of
the Youth Band.


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emphasis is placed on Victorio
ishop Neil C. Ellis, Senior Pastor of Mount Tabor Full Gospel Bap-ristian Living in every aspect of t
Church made Bahamian history last year as the first Bahamian to host a Relit fIerence. All of the music, dar
Conference in the United States of America. and dramatic presentations, alongvh.
Joined by a delegation of over five hundred Bahamian believers from aroun~ lass sessions and the ministry 1
country and thousands of American believers from numerous cities across theisdared towards further empowe
Bishop Ellis hosted the four day event in June of last year at the Sheraton Neates to leave the Confere li
Seasons Convention Center in Greensboro, North Carolina. inspired and motivated to live victo
The Conference called Walking In Victory, after Bishop Elpepular ously at unprecedented levels. To I
international weekly television broadcast; was such a tremendous blessing, thmwiTssome of the best and brigh
now scheduled to be an annual event. Thus, once again all roads lead to Greesrlqders, Instructors and Mu
Tuesday May 31st Friday June 3rd for the 2 ahual Walking In Victory Ministers in the Kingdom have be
Conference. secured to help facilitate this import
At last years Conference, Bahamian History was made in many ways anffgw ate.
incredible gathering was aired LIVE on both Z.N.S. TV. 13 throughout, the Bahamas Some new faces have b
and in millions of homes around the world on U.S. international cable station;al d to last year s line up of w
WORD Network. Additionally, Bishop Ellis used the opportunity to showcase ofwowned Preachers and Mu
Bahamians to the world and to promote the Bahamas as the premier Reli ei-ers as well as some new cla
Tourism destination! and events.
Once again hundreds of Bahamians and thousands of Americans are registeredlsptd-refore anticipated that the Walking In Victory 2005 Conference will be an
ticipate in this unique Conference, which as its name suggests is focused on &&iting, powerful, life changing encounter with God that will positively impact
ping believers to Walk In Victory iavery area of their lives. That end, special participants for all time and eternity!
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with People's Warden Jerome Knowles (far left), and Priest Warden Keith Major (far right).
Also shown beside Fr Knowles are young acolytes.
(Photo by St George's Communications Ministry)


S t George's Anglican
Church has been a
pillar in the com-
munity since the
late Fr Ronald
Knowles was appointed rector
of St Matthew's, which was
responsible at that time for the
establishment of four mission
parishes, one of which was St
George's.
On February 1, 1963, the first
rector, the Rt Rev Collingwood
Cooper, was appointed. Under
Fr Cooper's guidance the
parish continued to grow and
St George's played a pivotal
role in the Spiritual and social
development of residents in the
area known as the Valley.
The Rt Rev Bernard
Markham, Bishop of the Dio-
cese, consecrated the new
church on December 24, 1964.
fThe parish has had few rec-


tors in its 56-year history. In
1979 Canon N W Dudley Stra-
chan was appointed the second
rector and he served until his
retirement in August, 1996. In
October that year the third rec-
tor, Canon Basil L.Tynes, took
office until 2002.
Assumed
The fourth and present rec-
tor Fr G Kingsley Knowles
took over after two priests
assumed duties temporarily.
They were Fr Harry Ward and
Fr Stephen Davies.
The parish today enjoys the
assistance of two priests, the
Rev Willish Johnson and Rev
Fr Dr Roland Hamilton, who
have added value to the min-
istry in the Valley.
On Sunday, April 24, 2005,
the parish church in the Val-


ley celebrated its 56th anniver-
sary.
At the 9am. services the
preacher was Fr Ernest Pratt,
rector of St Paul's Parish, Long
Island, and at the 3.30pm
thanksgiving service the
preacher was Canon Harry
Bain, rector at the Pro Cathe-
dral, Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Both encouraged members
to continue to keep the faith
in God during times of trou-
ble. They urged St George's to
continue to shine as a beacon
of hope in the community.
During the week leading up
the the anniversary, mission
services were held nightly, the
speaker being the Rev Fr
Atma Budhu, rector of St Gre-
gory's Parish.
He spoke on evangelism
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