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Publication Date: May 6, 2005
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Volume: 101 No.136

FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2005



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MRI scan revealed

'micro areas of injury'

Tribune Staff Reporter
IT WAS confirmed by doctors
yesterday that Prime Minister
Perry Chrisitie suffered a stroke.
On Wednesday morning Mr
Christie underwent a magnetic
resonance imaging (MRI) scan
and there was some "suggestion
of some minor abnormalities",
said cardiologist Dr Conville
Later, Dr Brown was asked to
expand on the term of abnormal-
He said: "It would be at the
micro level. When we did his
CAT scan it does not even show
on the CAT scan. The MRI scan
is more sensitive from that per-
"Under ordinary circumstance
one would think the scan was nor-
mal. They are now able to do fur-
ther fine tuning of these things. So
they have what would be consid-
ered like, micro areas of injury,"
said Dr Brown.
Next, Dr Brown told members
of the media, "I guess what you
are going to ask next, is if he had
a stroke."
Dr Brown then said, "We then
would have to say yes."
"It is probably like a micro or
very small area of injury. But,
with 99.7 per cent recovery I
think he is well on the way to get-
ting out of here with no significant
Mr Christie's personal physi-
cian, Dr Perry Gomez, indicated
that doctors plan to release the
prime minister tomorrow.
In an interview with The Tri-
bune, an anonymous cardiologist
explained that generally if some-

Boys charged

with Jake Grant's


are discharged
Tribune Freeport
FREEPORT.- The four
young boys charged over a year
ago in Magistrate's Court with
the manslaughter of 12-year-old
Jake Grant were Thursday dis-
charged by Magistrate Franklyn

* PRIME Minister
Perry Christie

one suffers from a minor stroke,
in the majority of cases, they are
able to function normally after
However, he said that this
depends on what is defined as
minor and the actual area of
Dr Brown also said that the
prime minister had a CT Cere-
bral Angiography test on
Mr Christie was injected with a
dye that was eventually carried
by the blood stream to the brain
when pictures of his brain were
Dr Brown said the examine
was "essential and perfectly" nor-
Dr Marcus Bethel said that Mr
Christie was very much in a jovial
and relaxed mood yesterday
morning. He also had a good
night's rest and looking forward
to leaving the hospital in the near

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THE WOMAN charged with stealing
almost $300,000 from the Kidney Centre
went before the courts yesterday.
Sofia Colebrooke-Rose, 32, of Rocky
Pine Road, appeared before Magistrate
Linda Vigill in Court 1, Bank Lane, to
face 52 counts of stealing by reason of
Rose is accused of stealing a total of
$299,178 from the Kidney Centre on
West Bay Street between August 3 of
2000 and October 8 of 2002.
A fiat from the Attorney General's
Office indicating that Colebrooke-Rose
was not required to plead to any charges
was read by Magistrate Virgill.
Prosecutor Ercell Dorsette objected
to bail for the defendant pointing out
that she was currently on bail in con-
nection with another incident involving
the Kidney Centre.
In 2003, Rose was charged with con-
spiracy to commit arson at the centre.
The prosecution said this case is present-
ly before the Supreme Court.
Ian Cargill, lawyer for the accused,
argued that the Supreme Court case
involved an incident that took place
before the matter for which she was in
court yesterday. He said the new charges
had come about merely as a result of
SEE page 11

Ruling limits Public

Accounts committee
Chief Reporter
A RULING by House Speaker Oswald Ingra-
ham at Wednesday's meeting of the House of
Assembly put the Public Accounts committee in
a catch-22 situation, limiting its ability to inves-
tigate a number of government accounts not yet
tabled in the House of Assembly.
Montagu MP Brent Symonette made the com-
plaint after the Speaker read a communication
denying Mr Symonette's request to have sever-
al questions included on the agenda.
Mr Symonette had given notice of several
questions that he intended to ask.
After reviewing the questions, the Speaker
said they were questions directed to Prime Min-
ister Perry Christie and as such were inappro-
priate having regard to section 136 (5) of the
Constitution, which reads:
"In the exercise of this function under the
provisions of paragraphs (3) and (4) of this Arti-
cle, the Auditor-General shall not be subject to
the direction or control of any other person or
The Speaker pointed out that "there is an
implication in the questions that the auditor-
general in the performance of his work was
under the direction and control of the prime
SEE page 11

Magistrate Williams, who
presided over the preliminary
inquiry, has ruled that there is
insufficient evidence against the
SEE page 11



to Wisdom
at Emerald Bay, Exuma,
yesterday denied that
Youth, Sports and Culture
Minister Neville Wisdom
demanded or requested a
complimentary round of golf
at the resort on Saturday.
Nor, said Four Seasons
General Manager Antoine
Chahwan, was any threat-
ening or derogatory remarks
directed at anyone.
On Tuesday Mr Wisdom
SEE page 11

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Spanish Wells residents'

anger over


management appointment

RESIDENTS of Spanish
Wells are angry that an Amer-
ican has been appointed man-
ager of an off-shore cay when,
they claim, local labour was
available to do the job.
The American, known only
as Eugene, has a work permit to
run Lobster Cay, a private
island half a mile off The Cur-
rent in Eleuthera.
But Spanish Wells residents
claim they were never aware

the job was on offer and that it
is not the kind of position for
which a work permit is appro-
Mr Lloyd Higgs, 60, who quit
as island caretaker after claim-
ing he had been "squeezed out"
by owner Mr Stephen Mobley,
said: "Why has this man got a
permit when Bahamians want-
ed the job? There are quite a
few Spanish Wells people who
would have liked it."

He added: "I was told by the
immigration department at
Hawkins Hill that they would
handle the situation. Then,
apparently, there was a change
of mind."
Mr Higgs, born and bred in
Spanish Wells, said he was
forced out of "the job I loved"
when Chicago-based motor
dealer Mr Mobley bought the
island just over a year ago.

"He actually told me he did
not need a Bahamian to do the
job, and Mrs Mobley said she
would make sure the new man
received a permit. I was very
upset and shocked by the situa-
Lobster Cay, which is about
four miles from Spanish Wells,
is a small paradise island which
has had a succession of owners
over the years. .
Once owned by lawyer New-
ton Higgs, the island was
bought by Mr Mobley from
Californian Sean McDonald.
Another previous owner was
Miami importer Daniel Coose-
When Mr Mobley moved in,
he told Mr Higgs that owning
an island was always his dream.
However, things turned into a
nightmare for Mr Higgs, who
had been caretaker and gener-


al maintenance man on the
island for more than four years.
"It was a wonderful job in a
wonderful place," said Mr Hig-
gs, "But things were made
impossible for me in a number
of ways. I eventually resigned."
Mr Higgs said Mr Mobley
made it clear he had an Amer-
ican lined up to take over. And
locals in Spanish Wells say they
never saw the job advertised,
which is one of the require-
ments for work permit applica-
"I ran the whole island for
$2,300 a month," he said, "I
loved it there. But things got so
bad for me that I quit. He put
pressure on me."

Mr Higgs said he had report-
ed the matter to government
authorities in Eleuthera and
was assured it would be sorted
out. However, there was a sud-
den change of mind and the
American was granted his per-
Yesterday, Mr Mobley said
from Chicago: "All the legal
channels were done correctly. I
had a Bahamian cartetaker and
he quit.
"The man I employ now is a
manager, whereas the previous
man was a caretaker."
Mr Mobley referred The Tri-
bune to his Chicago manager,
Ms Caroline Carter, but she was
unavailable for comment.
Minister of Labour and
Immigration Vincent Peet, told
The Tribune that he was not
familiar with the situation and
would investigate the matter.

Tribune Staff Reporter
Money for Farmers
ter V Alfred Gray told par-
liament that $1.3 million in
aide for farmers affected by
last year's hurricanes has
been released from the trea-
sury and should be available
to them immediately.
Mr Gray made this disclo-
sure in the House of Assem-
bly following a heated
exchange between himself
and opposition leader Alvin
Mr Smith asked when the
farmers would receive assis-
"When are you going to
deliver?" he asked.
Mr Gray said that while all
the details have not been
finalisied, he can say that the
money should be distributed
"any day now."
* Time Limits Enforced
in House
HOUSE Speaker Oswald
Ingraham told members of
the House that the new laws
governing procedure are now
in effect.
Mr Ingraham told mem-
bers that time clocks will be
mounted around the cham-
ber. At the end of the newly
allocated time limits for con-
tributions and communica-
tions, a bell will sound let-
ting the member know his
time is up.
Mr Ingraham said
although the rules give the
speaker the right to extend
the time, he will not inclined
to do so, for fear that the
abuse of this provision might
make a mockery of the rules.
Members may have the
option to ask for extensions,
depending on the nature of
their contribution, prior to
* Youth MPs set for
Junior Parliament
House Speaker Oswald
Ingraham announced that
youth parliament will be in
session on Friday, May 13 at
10am. He told members the

Minister V Alfred Gray

meeting was part of National
Youth Month.
* US Ambassador Visits
US ambassador John
Rood paid a courtesy call to
House Speaker Oswald
Ingraham on Wednesday.
The ambassador also
watched a portion of the pro-
* Black Tuesday
MEMBERS of the House
of Assembly marked the 40th
anniversary of "Black Tues-
day" on Wednesday.
On April 27,1965 Sir Lyn-
den Pindling threw the
speaker's mace out the win-
dow of the House of Assem-
bly to protest the boundaries
drawn up by the UBP gov-
Foreign Affairs Minister
Fred Mitchell told the House
the event fired the immigra-
tion of a generation.


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Canada and RBC

FINCO Team-up for

Special Olympics

RBC Royal Bank of Canada and RBC FINCO have teamed up to
assist the Special Olympics in its national handbook campaign.
Over the years, the handbooks have focused on such topics as
crime prevention, child safety and domestic violence. This year
the association is producing a hurricane guide for The Bahamas.
The book will focus on hurricane preparedness, tracking hurricane
systems and warnings.

Pictured at the presentation from left are: Coretta Rolle, manager,
Mortgages, RBC FINCO Robinson Road; Basil Christie, chairman,
Special Olympics Bahamas; Nicola Walker, manager, RBC Royal
Bank of Canada, Mackey Street Branch and Stanley Forbes,
athlete, Special Olympics. RBC

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$2m New

York drive

Chief Reporter
THE Ministry of Tourism has
launched a massive, $2 million
campaign to completely domi-
nate New York's Grand Cen-
tral Station with advertising.
The ministry has taken over
all of the advertising space in
the station in an attempt to
catch the attention of the esti-
mated 700,000 commuters who
use the station on a daily basis.
Tourism officials say that this
and other strategies has helped
boost demand for travel to the
Bahamas out of the north-east
United States.
This has helped the new air-
lift to the country from that
market to thrive.
In December the ministry
bought every advertising pan-
el in 570 of the subways from
Grand Central to key tri-state
residential areas.
Stephanie Toote, general
manager of advertising at the
Ministry of Tourism, said that
the idea was to create advertis-
ing in areas that would generate

high visibility of the Bahamas.
"It is an interesting medium
- it's not radio and television,
it's out of home but not tradi-
tional," she said.
New York is the number two
in the Bahamas' target market,
following Florida. The cam-
paign is expected to last until
the end of May.
"We are now in planing
stages for next year, looking for
opportunities out of the ordi-
nary, something to catch peo-
ple's eye," said Ms Toote.
The Bahamas experienced
the largest growth in US visi-
tors out of all major overseas
destinations for 2003.
Data released on Friday by
the US Commerce Department
has revealed that the country
had seen a 78 per cent increase
in American visitors over 2002.
US visitors to the Bahamas
increased from 796,000 in 2002
to 1.418 million in 2003.
This placed the nation 18th
in the most popular overseas
destinations for US tourists by
sheer numbers, with Mexico at
the top.

Workmen start rebuilding

on site of Straw market

Tribune Staff Reporter
begun work on the original site
of the straw market as the
process of rebuilding finally gets
Debris is presently being
removed from the site and con-
tractors are preparing to con-
struct the foundation of the new
The straw market was tem-
porarily relocated after a mas-
sive blaze destroyed the historic

E A TRADER in the Straw Market

Anger as work permit granted

RESIDENTS of Spanish
Wells are angry that an Amer-
ican has been appointed man-
ager of an off-shore cay when,
they claim, local labour was
available to do the job.
The American, known only

as Eugene, has a work permit
to run Lobster Cay, a private
island half a mile off The Cur-
rent in Eleuthera.
But Spanish Wells residents
claim they were never aware
the job was on offer and that it

is not a position for which a
work permit is appropriate.
Mr Lloyd Higgs, 60, who quit
as island caretaker after claim-
ing he had been "squeezed.out"
by owner Mr Stephen Mobley,
said: "Why has this man got a
permit when Bahamians want-
ed the job?"
Mr Higgs, born and raised in
Spanish Wells, said he was
forced out of "the job I loved"
when Chicago-based motor
dealer Mr Mobley bought the
island just over a year ago.
"He actually told me he did
not need a Bahamian to do the
job, and Mrs Mobley said she
would make sure the new man
received a permit. I was very
upset and shocked ."

Lobster Cay, which is about
four miles from Spanish Wells,
is a small paradise island which
has had a succession of owners
over the years.
Once owned by lawyer
Newton Higgs, the island was
bought by Mr Mobley from
Californian Sean McDonald.
Another previous owner was
the Miami importer Daniel
When Mr Mobley moved in,

he told Mr Higgs that owning
an island was always his dream.
However, things turned into a
nightmare for Mr Higgs, who
had been caretaker and general
maintenance man on the island
for more than four years.
Mr Higgs said Mr Mobley
made it clear he had an Amer-
ican lined up to take over. And
locals in Spanish Wells say they
never saw the job advertised,
which is one of the require-
ments for work permit applica-
"I ran the whole island for
$2,300 a month," he said, "I
loved it there. But things got so
bad for me that I quit. He put
pressure on me."
Yesterday, Mr Mobley said
from Chicago: "All the legal
channels were done correctly.
I had a Bahamian caretaker and
he quit.
"The man I employ now is a
manager, whereas the previous
man was a caretaker."
Mr Mobley referred The Tri-
bune to his Chicago manager,
Ms Caroline Carter, but she was
unavailable for comment.
Minister of Labour and
Immigration Vincent Peet, told
The Tribune that he was not
familiar with the situation and
would investigate the matter.

building, which used to attract
millions of tourists each year.
Since the devastating fire on
September 5,2001, hundreds of
straw vendors have sold their
wares from a tent next to the
Pompey Museum downtown.
Bids will be tendered for con-
struction of the new building by
July, said Minister of Works
Bradley Roberts.
The new facility is to house
600 vendors. For years, ven-
dors had complained of over-
crowding and heat in the mar-

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British exit polls: Labour wins third term

AS THE Tribune was going to press last
night projections based on exit polls showed
that Tony Blair won an historic third term as
British prime minister but his Labour Party
suffered a sharply reduced parliamentary
majority in apparent punishment for going
to war in Iraq.
Such an outcome, wrote Associated Press
correspondent Robert Barr, if confirmed by
the actual vote count, could set the stage for
Blair to be replaced in midterm by a party
rival such as Gordon Brown. As Treasury
chief, Brown was widely credited for the
strong economy that appears to have clinched
Labour's victory, outweighing the bitterness
many voters said they felt over Iraq.
The BBC and ITV television stations pro-
jected that Labour would have a 66-seat
majority, down from its 161-seat lead over
the combined opposition in the previous
House of Commons. The first four seats to be
declared were won by Labour incumbents,
according to official results.
The projections had Labour taking 37 per-
cent of the popular vote, the lowest winning
share ever. The Conservatives, showing their
first signs of life since losing power eight years
ago, were estimated at 33 percent.
Such a result matched the "bloody nose" -
a humiliation but not a defeat that oppo-
nents had hoped to give Blair.
"If this prediction were true, it is clear that
the public want to cut Tony Blair down to
size and make him more accountable," said
Tory co-chairman Liam Fox.
The Conservatives, showing a new sense
of discipline and purpose since the 63-year-old
Michael Howard became leader two years
ago, ran a hard-hitting campaign focused on
immigration, violentcrime and "superbug"
infections in hospitals, contending that all
were now out of control.
A big part of the Conservative strategy was
to make it a referendum on Blair, urging vot-
ers to "wipe the smirk" off his face. Although
Howard supported the Iraq war, he attacked
Blair, accusing the prime minister of lying
about intelligence and the legality of the inva-
sion and lacking a plan to win the peace.
But Blair benefited from the Conserva-
tives' even greater unpopularity and a per-
ception that the opposition is less capable of
handling the economy.
And the government's strong economic
record Britain's growth is high and unem-
ployment low compared to much of the rest of
the European Union appears to Ifave out-
weighed the resentments over Iraq. Labour is
also credited with improving public services

such as health and education through invest-
Never before has the Labour Party won
three straight elections. Margaret Thatcher
accomplished the same feat for the Tories.
But under Britain's parliamentary system,
in which Blair must command a parliament
majority and individual lawmakers often exer-
cise independence, the size of the majority is
Clare Short, who quit Blair's Cabinet over
the war, said a reduced majority could force a
more consensual style of government.
William Jones, a political analyst at Man-
chester University, said that if it turned out to
be "anything under 100," Blair would be "in
for a tough time. Under 50 he will be in terri-
ble difficulties I think we will see him disap-
pear very quickly."
Geoff Andrews, a political analyst at the
Open University, said a group of about 50
rebellious lawmakers within the Labour Par-
ty could exercise greater influence as its lead
over the opposition slipped.
Blair's government only narrowly defeated
Labour revolts in the last parliament, includ-
ing the crucial vote to go to war in Iraq and
legislation to introduce tuition fees for uni-
versity students, allow more private funding
for state-run hospitals and toughen anti-ter-
rorism laws.
Other governments have coped with small-
er majorities. Thatcher won with a majority of
43 in 1979. Her successor, John Major, strug-
gled along with a majority of 21, which shrank
toward zero at the end of his five-year term in
The margin of a Labour victory could have
consequences for Britain's "special relation-
ship" with the United States.
The battering that Blair took over Iraq dur-
ing the campaign suggested that any future
British leader will probably be wary of back-
ing Washington militarily in the face of hostile
domestic opinion.
Blair says this will be his last term. A polit-
ically weakened Blair would find it difficult to
persuade British voters to approve a pro-
posed constitution for the European Union -
which requires ratification by all member
The projections, based on a survey of 13,000
or more voters in 115 closely contested dis-
tricts, suggested Labour would win 356 seats,
ahead of the Conservatives with 209. The Lib-
eral Democrats, the only major party to
oppose the Iraq War, were projected to win 53
seats for them a disappointing gain of two
seats. Other-parties also won seats.

Ingraham and

Symonette could

galvanise FNM

EDITOR, The Tribune.
WE RECENTLY spoke with the
former Prime Minister Mr. Hubert
Alexander Ingraham and indicated
to him that our next contribution to
these columns would be on "Ingra-
ham for Leader". Here are his actu-
al words to us as he heartily laughed:
"Well, I have to work like you."
We mentioned his reply to three
different persons, a lawyer, a for-
mer Air Traffic Controller and a
taxi driver, and we tried to get from
them what they made of his reply.
Well, the lawyer and the Air Traffic
Controller were flabbergasted and
did not really have an opinion. How-
ever, the taxi driver immediately
replied: "Man he is coming back,
he has to work and he has been a
success as Prime Minister."
We pose the same question to all
of you who will read this contribu-
tion. As for us, during the period
before the last General Elections
we repeatedly indicated to Mr.
Ingraham and his colleagues that
his "I say what I mean and I mean
what I say" was inappropriate for a
Prime Minister who was enjoying
success, and he would have been
copping out and letting his support-
ers down and even the entire
Bahamas community. We indicat-
ed then that there was no provision
in our constitution which limits the
terms of years for a serving Prime
Minister and no one at his age
should even consider giving up that
position. For us, we determined that
the post of Prime Minister was the
highest honour that could be
bestowed on a citizen and he should
continue to serve in that capacity.
until he was removed or until such
other event occurred which would
make it impossible for him to con-
How did Mr. Ingraham even con-
ceive or determine that the two
terms was enough for him? Well,
we are of the opinion that the deci-
sion was not really his. It was sug-
gested or recommended to him by
the "power brokers" of the FNM,
who wanted to propel Mr. Tommy
Turnquest into the role of Prime
Minister. We sincerely believe that
Mr. Ingraham bought that sugges-
tion, and was forced into the posi-
tion where he had to proclaim that
"I say what I mean, and I mean what
I say". We believe that even if there
was the arrangement which we have
suggested here we sincerely
believe that Mr. Ingraham was 'set
up' after the victory in 1992 and
during that period following, Mr.
Ingraham should have been wise
enough to understand that no suc-
cessful Prime Minister is going to
voluntarily give up such a position.
Nothwithstanding whatever he
might have agreed to, the voters are
the authority wfiich returns repre-
sentatives to Parliament, and so long
as he and the FNM were returned as
the Government the party would
have a fight on its hands to remove
him as the Leader.
It is important to remind readers
that we confidently expected the

FNM to. be victorious in the 1992
elections with or without Mr. Ingra-
ham, and we.actually wrote that in a
published letter in 1990.
Having thus written, what about,
"Ingraham for Leader, and Brent
Symonette for Deputy Leader?"
The recent spate of activities by
PLP to replace the FNM as the
"Foreign National Movement" as
stated during the campaign leading
up to the 2002 elections, by a PLP
member of Parliament, could prop-
erly lead us to change the name of
that party to "FLP" meaning "For-
eign Loving Party". However, Ingra-
ham and Symonette could galvanise
the supporters of the FNM and
more effectively secure the vote of

the former supporters of the UBP.
We recognize that there are those
among us who labour in the 20th
Century and earlier, and who still
believe that The Bahamas will nev-
er be ready to accept a non-black
Bahamian as a person who can be a
significant asset to a "modern"
Bahamas and who could at this time
be a Prime Minister. Of course in
this presentation we are with
emphasis at our command, recom-
mending "Ingraham for Leader and
Brent Symonette for his running
We have intentionally omitted
any reference to the capabilities of
the present Leader of the FNM
because we believe that he still has a
significant contribution to make in
The Bahamas.
April 2005.

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EDITOR, The Tribune.
PLEASE allow me to make a few comments on the Harrold
Road/Bozine Town issue.
As a brief history, I would like to say that I am a beneficiary to the,
estate of the Archers. I am as old or older than many of those persons
occupying Bozine Town and Knowles Drive. I recall as a child my fam-
ily making representation to the courts for a seven hundred acre
tract of land on Harrold Road. My grandmother was told as a child by
an English judge that it was too much land for a black woman to have.
The struggle occurred ever since then. 'When we visited New Provi-
dence we would use a horse drawn dray to go through the land.
Harrold Road was a tract road and certainly there were no houses at
that time. After my grandmother's death in 1962, the Harrold Road
estate went for probate. I never understood the outcome because the
land was never divided according to her will.
In more recent times I learnt that a Mr Timothy Cox laid claim to
half of the estate because of a debt owed to him by Mr Wallace the
original owner although the Cox's could not produce a conveyance.
As you may or may not be aware the position of Harrold Road has
changed on numerous occasions; and as such a portion of Yellow
Elder Gardens was once a part of the Wallace/Archer estate. The gov-
ernment of the day acquired the necessary acreage for the existing
Harrold Road and Yellow'Elder.
Since the government, namely Prime Minister Perry Christie, the
Attorney General and Trade Minister, Mr Miller the Minister of
Parliament for the area, have vowed tohassist the residents of Bozine
Town, I would like to put a few questions to these honourable gen-
The residents are saying that they have papers that are registered:
1) From whom did they purchase the land?
2) Should they not go to their developers or real estate company for
3) Should the Bahamian public have to bear the cost for unscrupu-
lous land developers and squatters?
4) Now, that the property of 120 acres of land on Harrold Road
belong to the Estate of Minvella Archer/Cox which lands will you pay
for first? Would it be land used for the building of Harrold Road and
Yellow Elder or Bozine Town?
I don't know who is negotiating this deal for the Archers I am
of the opinion that the Archers are shocked when they see informa-
tion on the television and in the news media. Government has never
fulfilled an obligation to them when it comes to an acquisition of land.
They acquired land from them in Abaco for the building of the pub-
lic dock and the road to date they have not been compensated. As
for Land Co, the beneficiaries are still awaiting share certificates to
prove ownership.
March 14,2005.

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Urban renewal project

continues youth focus

Tribune Staff Reporter
PARTNERING with local
primary schools, the urban
renewal project yesterday
continued its campaign to
make a positive and lasting
impression on the youth of
Farm Road.
Every month, a male and
female student from both
Stephen Dillet and Our
Lady's primary schools will
be selected on overall school
performance to visit a high
ranking individual of the
Yesterday Randiblue Han-
na and Brynton Johnson of
Our Lady's primary and
Tiresha Wilson and Carlito
Catalano of Stephen Dillet
primary got a chance to vis-
it Commissioner of Police
Paul Farqharson.

Mr Farqharson expressed
how pleased he was with the
campaign, and stressed how
important it is to honour the
children in the community.
"These young people are
our jewels. We need to
encourage and instill the
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"I think this is a wonderful
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Assistant Superintendent
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co-ordinator of the Farm
Road urban renewal project,
explained that the students
will be visiting persons who
came from humble begin-
nings and rose to promi-
"Next week they will be
going into the schools to do
some lectures and try to

ensure that we are physical-
ly in those schools leaving
lasting, positive impressions
on the children.
"We hear a lot of negative
reports from the youth, but
we want to celebrate the
good, and emphasise it," he

Before presenting the stu-
dents with their certificates
and dictionaries, Mr Far-
qharson encouraged them to
continue in a positive direc-
"I grew up as an orphan
with no parents and I am sit-
ing here. And if I can do that
.as an orphan, with no, par-
ents, imagine what you can
do with the support of your
"That's why it is so
encouraging to see your par-
ents and teachers here
today," he said.
Following the presenta-
tion, the students were
afforded a photo opportuni-
ty with the commissioner
and other senior officers of
the force.

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Tribune Staff Reporter
TWO armed robberies took
place on Wednesday night,
police reported yesterday.
According to Inspector Wal-
ter Evans, the first incident
happened around 10pm in the
Oakes Field area.
While leaving the City Mar-
ket food store parking lot to
make a bank deposit, an
employee and a securityoffieer
were reportedly approached
by amal' who hfad jumped
over a nearby fence.

Armed with a silver hand-
gun, he demanded the cash
and took the deposit bag
which contained a number of
cheques and a large amount
of cash, Mr Evans said.

The culprit was reportedly
dressed in a white shirt, gray
trousers and wore a gray tam
on his head.
.. He escaped on foot nearby
'The se~bnd robberywas also

reported around 10pm that
night near Kennedy Subdivi-
Two men, one armed with
a silver hand gun and the oth-
er with a cutlass, entered the
Pub in the Sub Restaurant on
Gilda Street and demanded
cash from an employee.
The culprits reportedly
searched several patrons
before fleeing the scene in a
white Toyota Camry occupied
by a third male.
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He also said the spread of
Haitians was causing a sanita-
tion crisis on the island.
Now Haitians have respond-
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up old cars. Locals hope it is
the first step in a more general
improvement of their sur-
One resident said: "The aban-
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ing in the bush for years.
"I suppose the Haitians have
been the last in line in buying
vehicles and by the time they
have finished with them the cars
are just wrecks.

"Because they have no mon-
ey, they just walk away and
leave the vehicles where they
stop. It's as simple as that."
Although they welcome the

clean-up, Abaconians are eager
to ensure that the settlements
do not survive in the long-
They want special sub-divi-
sions to be built to accommo-
date the immigrants.
"We don't want the govern-
ment or anyone else to think
we approve of these settlements
or that we think of them as per-
manent," said one resident.
Mr Joseph was unavailable
for comment.

Teacher~s wr afdy

TEACHERS at Abaco High School are now
working half-days, claiming there are no bath-
room facilities following last week's fire.
Children are therefore condemned to only
"half an education" until a new block has been
built, according to angry residents.
Arson has been blamed for the blaze, which
not only wrecked the school's administration
block but also, staff toilets. It is believed gym
mats were used to start the fire.
A Marsh Harbour source said last night:
"Portaloos have been brought in for the teach-
ers to use, but they are refusing to do so. They
evidently think such things are beneath them.
"This means they are going off at lunchtime
and not coming back. So children are being
taught only half-days at the moment until a
new block is completed."
A contractor hired to do the job says the
building will be up and running in two weeks.
"But I'll believe that when I see it," said
the resident, "I have never known any building
to be erected and working within two weeks,
especially in the Bahamas."
Children have separate toilets, but staff
have, according to sources, said they will not
use those, even if a "shift" arrangement is
A parent said: "There are ways round this
problem, but it seems some teachers want an
excuse to have time off. I daresay they are
hoping the problem will last until the long
summer break."

The high school in Murphy Town has had a:
succession of problems over. the last five years.
Hit three times by hurricanes since 1999,
the school is said by its critics to be in an
appalling physical state.
With broken windows in some classrooms,
leaking roofs and sometimes no electricity, the
school is described as "a total disgrace" by
one resident.
"It used to be a good school, but people'ared
demoralised and it is now regarded as thde
school of last resort," he said. '

"Four private schools have sprung up here
because of the inadequacies of the high school.
The place has been built in segments over sev-
eral years and it never seems to have been
truly finished.
"It has even been without a telephone since
last fall. With poor buildings, poor facilities
and a demoralised staff, it's no wonder the
quality of education is suffering."
Last week's fire has caused even more prob-
lems for the school. Vital files, including stu-
dent transcripts, were reportedly destroyed by
the blaze.
"This is the future of Abaco we are talking
about and it is going down the drain," said a
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'Don't allow party politics to devalue

importance of debating national issues'

* BRIAN Moree says the national interst must be paramount

Tribune Staff Reporter
BAHAMIANS must not
allow party politics to demean
ork devalue the importance of
debating national issues.
This was the message of
Financial Services Consultant
Committee chairman Brian
Moree to the May meeting of
the Bahamian Forum on Tues-
day. .
Mr Moree said that as a citi-
zen, an individual's first duty
is to country, not a political
"We must appreciate that
there are times when partisan
politics must give way to over-
reaching pre- eminent national
"We must convey to our
political leaders in uncompro-
mising terms the message that if
they are to deserve our support
and the privilege of leadership
within this country, they must
ddmonstrate. an ability to dis-
cern the difference between the
legitimate activities of the rough
and tumble world of domestic
politics on the one hand and the

serious thoughtful activities of
nation building on the other,"
he said.
According to Mr Moree, the
country's leaders must be com-
mitted to advancing national
interest and not just gaining
political power for their own
"They must elevate our think-
ing, inspire our behavior and
unite our endeavors.
"They must set the standard
for civility, objectivity and
integrity in leading a national
debate on big issues, without
rancor, disrespect or intoler-
ance," he said.
Mr Moree said that while this
kind of focus is fundamental, it
is too often absent in public dis-
course in the Bahamas.
Therefore, he said, those who
do not advance the country
must be rejected by the Bahami-
an people.
"We want no name-calling,
no subterfuge, no personal
attacks and no overtly politici-
sation of national issues.
Instead, he said, Bahamians
should engage in a high- level
thoughtful and objective debate.

Reconstruction 'too slow'

in settlement of West End

Tribune Freeport Reporter
MINISTER of Tourism Obie Wilch-
combe is very concerned over the slow
rebuilding process in the West End set-
tlement, where many homes still have not
yet been rebuilt or repaired since last
year's hurricanes.
And local government officials say that
some older residents have fallen into
depression and died following the destruc-
tion of their homes.
Although major investments and rede-
velopment projects are planned for the
area, Mr Wilchcombe, who is the MP for
West End, said his priority is getting peo-
ple back into their homes.
"Our rebuilding process is moving a bit
too slow for me, and I don't believe we are
moving as quickly as we should," he said
during a visit to West End early this week.
"I believe that we have taken our peo-
ple for granted, and I am concerned about
that because we have been through a lot
and we should not be considered a left-
behind community."
Mr Wilchcombe was very grateful to
US Ambassador John Rood, his family,
and the many groups from the United

States that have assisted in the rebuilding
efforts at West End.
According to the MP, the community
sustained "millions of dollars" in dam-
ages to homes and businesses, many of
which were wiped out by Hurricane
Frances last September.
Some residents have been relocated to
trailer homes provided by the govern-
ment at Bootle Bay until their homes can
be rebuilt.
West End resident Constance Hanna
said that the rebuilding process has been
moving slower than anticipated.
"About 50 homes were destroyed in
this community and we are again near-
ing another hurricane season," she said.
Mr Wilchcombe noted that much of the
hold up has resulted due to the lack of
contractors and delays in the transporta-
tion of building materials to the area.
"It concerns me deeply that some of
the people, particularly our old folks who
have built these communities, still do not
have a roof over their heads and that their
roofs are leaking," he said.
Mr Wilchcombe said the minister
responsible has assured him that recon-
struction work will be accelerated in the
next few weeks.

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FNM conference focus

on needs of women

Tribune Freeport Reporter
Women's Association in Grand
Bahama has announced that the
party will hold its annual wom-
en's conference this summer at
Our Lucaya Resort to address
the pertinent issues facing
women in the country.
US Senator and Ambassador
Carol Moseley-Braun is expect-
ed to be among the featured
guest speakers at the confer-
ence, to be held on June 17 to
At a press conference held
Wednesday at FNM Head-
quarters, Mrs Smith said this
year's conference would also
lay the foundation for the
FNM's national convention and
its campaign to become the gov-
ernment in the next general
She noted that last year's con-

ference was put off in October
because of the devastation
caused by the hurricanes in Sep-
"Though we continue to be
challenged by the effects of
those storms, we feel that
now is the time for women
here in Grand Bahama to
come together to discuss a vari-
ety of issues that concern us,"
she said.
Mrs Smith said discussions
related to the economic, social
and political well-being of
women will be addressed.
She noted that the high level
of unemployment and under-
employment for women is of
great concern, as well as the
increased violence in schools
and against women.
"We want to discuss ways of
effectively reducing crime and
violence on our island, espe-
cially among young people,"
said Mrs Smith.

She said that incidents of
rape, domestic abuse and incest
continue to increase in the
country, where there is very lit-
tle legislation to protect women.
The FNM conference will
begin on on Friday, June 17
at 7pm, when party leader Tom-
my Turnquest will officially
open and address the confer-


Mrs Smith said presenters
would focus on various topics,
including the continuing strug-
gle to recover from the hurri-
canes, the illegal immigration
problem, improving public
health care and reducing cor-
ruption, victimisation, and
favouritism in government.
Other conference activities
include a prayer breakfast on
Saturday at 7.30am and work-

shop addressing a variety of
issues between 10.30am and
At 7.30pm at a conference
dinner, US Democratic Sena-
tor and Ambassador Carol
Moseley Braun will deliver a
keynote address.
Ambassador Braun served in
the Senate from 1992 to 1998,
representing Illinois.
Her election marked the first
time that state elected a woman
and the first time the Democ-
ratic party elected a black sen-
Ms Forbes said that
Bahamian women have made
political strides since 1992,
both under the FNM former
prime minister Hubert Ingra-
ham and Prime Minister Perry
The conference will close out
on Sunday, June 19, with a 9am
service at the Church of the
Ascension in Lucaya.

Centre of American Idol controversy in the Bahamas

Tribune Staff Reporter
will be interested to know that
former contestant Corey
Clark was recently in the
" Bahamas recording some new
singles including one about
his alleged affair with judge
Paula Abdul.
Mr Clarke, who arrived in
the Bahamas last week for a
seven-day stay, had a record-
ing session at local recording
studio Ocean Music Group.
Gregg White, one of Ocean
music group's producers,
described Corey as "a real
laid-back kind of guy, we all
just sort of clicked".
"Cory's album had already

been completed in Los Ange-
les, but the record company
wanted stronger hits."
It has been reported in the
US press that Mr Clark has
claimed he had a an affair
with American Idol judge
Paula Abdul while he was a
Mr White told The Tribune
that the song about the affair
is up tempo and has a dance
"We took the whole con-
troversy thing and decided to
write songs that reflected the
facts of the situation.
"The world is going to want
to hear the truth about
Corey's affair with Paula, so
we put the truth in his songs,"
said Mr White.

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A 9LB 3.5oz son was born to
'Dr Laura Dupuch, wife of Dr
Leon Dupuch, on Tuesday
evening at Derriford Hospital
in Derriford, Plymouth,
The baby, the couple's first
child and the second grandson
for St Margaret MP Pierre
Dupuch and his wife, Susan, has

been named Xavier Pierre
William Dupuch.
Dr Laura Dupuch is an obste-
trician/gynaecologist at Derri-
ford Hospital, while her husband
is an obstetrician/gynaecologist
at the Royal Devon and Exeter
Hospital in Exeter.
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THE use of lethal and indis-
criminate violence by the police
to disperse and repress demon-
strators only serves to increase
tension in an already violence-
torn country, said Amnesty
International this past week as it
condemned the repression
against Lavalas Party supporters
by Haitian National Police offi-
cers in Port-au-Prince on April
According to reports, police
officers opened fire against
Lavalas supporters demon-
strating near the United Nations
Mission headquarters in Bour-
don, Port-au-Prince.
At least five people died dur-
ing the demonstration and four
others are reported to have died
later on as a consequence of
their wounds. Several demon-
strators and bystanders were
also injured.
"The repression of this peace-
ful demonstration is not an iso-
lated case.
"The insecurity and ongoing
confrontation with armed
groups should not be used as a
pretext to crack down on
demonstrators and the right to
freedom of expression and asso-
ciation," Amnesty Internation-
al said.
Amnesty International calls
on the United Nations Stabili-
sation Mission in Haiti
(MINUSTAH) to fully comply
with its mandate of
"protect(ing) civilians under
imminent threat of physical vio-
lence" and to strengthen its
capacity to oversee all National
Police operations.


"We fear an escalation of vio-
lence as the electoral process is
under way and call on all sides
in the current political crisis,
including the police force, to
make efforts to resolve their dif-
ferences peacefully," said
Amnesty International.

officials must carry out a full,
independent and public investi-
gation into the killings and help

"The insecurity
and ongoing
with armed
groups should
not be used as a
pretext to crack
down on
and the right to
freedom of
expression and

bringing those responsible to
Amnesty International also
calls on the international com-
munity to firmly urge the Hait-
ian transitional government to
ensure the protection of human
rights and freedom of peaceful
assembly and expression.
"In the run-up to local and

presidential elections, the flare
of increased political violence
is latent as the implementation
of a much-needed comprehen-
sive programme for disarma-
ment, demobilisation and rein-
tegration is inexcusably


More than a year after a tran-
sitional government was put in
place in Haiti, following the
ousting of former President
Jean-Bertrand Aristide by an
armed rebellion, the human
rights situation has deteriorated
Since September 2004, the
violence has escalated to wor-
rying proportions and the num-
ber of victims according to
recent reports exceeds 600
despite the presence of a
nearly 7,000 strong UN contin-
gent mandated to secure the
country and protect the popu-
National Police officers have
been reportedly involved in sev-
eral summary and unlawful
killings that still remain unre-
solved and whose perpetrators
have not yet been held account-
Amnesty International calls
on all concerned parties to urge
Haitian police topend the indis-
criminate use of force immedi-
This level of violence is one
of the reasons that Haitian
nationals are fleeing their
homeland for safety.
To find out more about
human rights and Amnesty
please visit the Amnesty web-
page at or
contact the local office of Al at
327 0807. Amnesty works
because of the power of one
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FROM page one
boys, who were arrested and charged in October
2003 with Grant's death. J
Grant, a student of Jack Hayward high school, dis- bai
appeared on May 9, 2003. His body was never found. witl
Lawyers Kwasi Thompson, Carlson Shurland,
and Paul Whitfield, who had submitted that their fut
clients had "no case to answer", were pleased with sai
the outcome.
"We believe it is the correct decision and we are the
pleased that the justice system worked," said Mr aw
Thompson of Thursday's ruling.
"It has always been our argument and position nop
that there was not sufficient evidence to charge the his
boys or convict them."
He said that the boys, ages 12 through 15 years, ish
can now put the matter behind them and start to tioi
move on with their lives. (
Mr Thompson noted that .the entire ordeal has chi
been very traumatic on the boys and hoped they De
are not scared psychologically. Jun
"This case drew international and national atten- rer
tion and the country was gripped by this situation. Bal
They were arrested, held in custody and in some cas- I
es not able to see their parents, and not granted yea

FROM page one Public

"Moreover, the member for
Montagu is a member of the
public accounts committee and
is entitled to get whatever infor-
mation he wants from the audi-
tor-general regarding the audi-
tor general's report."
Mr Symonette said that he
would rephrase the questions
but pointed out that the Speak-
er had ruled that the public
accounts committee could
review only accounts laid on the
table of the House.
"We are stuck in a catch-22,"
said Mr Symonette. "By so rul-
ing, I appreciate the position of
the chair, but by so ruling you
effectively put the whole issue
beyond the public accounts
committee looking at the issue
because those reports are not
on the table," lie said.
During an interview with
The Tribune earlier this year,
Mr Symonette accused govern-
ment of silencing the public
accounts committee by refus-
ing to allow them access to
investigate government
accounts thus saying "good-bye
to all transparency".
In the last administration,


said the MP, gov
allowed the committe
ate as was intended b
"When I was cha
started to investigate
of things, a legal opir
forward saying that c
accounts laid on the ta
House of Assembl
investigated. The last
tabled are for the ye
2002. There are other
ready. They (the PLP
tration) are playin
between the Treasur
Ministry of Finance
accounts on the table
investigate them or t(
they are not being tab
Mr Symonette.
Two years ago the
ment produced a lega
which Mr Symonette
down the public accoi
mittee. That opinion
ernment need only
committee to review
tabled in the House c

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ake Grant
il initially and then being thrust in this situation
th such serious charges," he said.
'I think the only thing we can do is hope in the
ure they will make a full recovery from it," he
Mr Shurland noted that while they are happy that
eir clients were vindicated, it still doesn't take
ay from the fact that Jake Grant is still missing.
'We extend our condolences to his family who
w has to find another avenue to bring closure to
disappearance," he said.
Grant's disappearance and the mysterious van-
ing of four other schoolboys drew much interna-
nal and national attention.
Cordell Farrington, 35, of Freeport, has been
arged with the murders of four schoolboys -
Angelo McKenzie, 13, Mackinson Colas, 11,
nior Reme, 11, and Desmond Rolle, 14 whose
mains were found in a remote area of Grand
hama in October 2003.
He has also been charged with the murder of 22-
ar-old Jamaal Robins.


nts apologises
to Wisdom
e to oper- FROM page one
y law.
airman, I
a number denied a Tribune report that he
aion came had asked for a discount at the
only those resort because he did not have
able of the time to play a full 18-hole game
y can be of golf. Mr Wisdom said the
I accounts attendant had told him she
ar ending would find out from her boss
* accounts what she should charge him for
P adminis- nine-holes, which is all he had
.g games time to play. However, before
y and the she returned with the reply, Mr
SLay the Wisdom said he had already
so we can paid the full charge for himself
ell us why and his wife.
led," said Mr Wisdom, although admit-
e govern- ting that there was an unpleas-
1 opinion, ant scene between himself and
said shut the foreign golf director, denied
unts com- eyewitness accounts that the
said gov- golf director, who is reported
allow the to have insisted that Mr Wis-
accounts dom pay the full fee, cursed
)f Assem- him, and that Mr Widsom in
turn asked: "Don't you know
who I am" and threatened to
have the foreigner out of the
Bahamas by the end of the
s week.
None of that took place, Mr
Wisdom told The Tribune. Mr
i S Wisdom explained to the golf
Sft\ director that he had already
's paid the full fee, and neither
asked for, nor expected a dis-
count. However, because of the
unpleasant scene, Mr Wisdom
got a refund, and left the resort.
In a press release yesterday
Mr Chahwan said that a formal
apology had been extended to
Mr Wisdom, and as a gesture
of goodwill, an invitation was
also extended for him to return
to the resort.
"In accordance with the Four
Seasons' philosophy of the opti-
mum in guest satisfaction, Mr
Wisdom was invited back to the
resort as a gesture of goodwill in
order to experience the world
class hospitality every guest has
come to expect from the Four
Seasons Resort Great Exuma,"
Mr Chahwan said.

FROM page one

investigations into the previ-
ous incident.
Mr Cargill pointed out
that his client, a mother of
two small children, had co-
operated with police
throughout the investiga-
tions into the arson charge.
Magistrate Virgill ruled
that a bail hearing be set for

May 11, 2005. The matter
was adjourned to June 8
when a preliminary hearing
will be held.
An 18-year-old youth,
charged with the rape of a
juvenile, also appeared in
Magistrate Virgill's court
yesterday. Court documents
charged Evashio Bain, a

resident of East Street
south of having sexual
intercourse with an under-
age girl. The incident is
alleged to have taken place
on November 27 last year.
Bain was represented by
lawyer Wilbert Moss. He
was not required to enter a
plea. He was granted
$15,000 bail with two
sureties. The 'case was
adjourned to June 10.

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Wi CHRIS Farrington U CARMEN Massoni

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FOUR Coldwell Banker
Lightbourn Realty agents have
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Topping the list again this
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Caf6 on Harbour Island,
The hardworking and charis-
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Realty less than three years ago.
Besides real estate and run-
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volunteer fireman, a member
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committee and a minister of the
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Lightbourn Realty.
, "This shows that we have
very high quality sales people
who can match their ability
against the best in the world.
"The Bahamian market is
buoyant and we are seeing
interest from all quarters, both
local and foreign. This helps our
economy and the inflow of
funds props up our growth and
foreign reserves," he said.
Lightbourn also praised Eddie
Minnis (Current, Eleuthera),
Mailin Sands (Marsh Harbour,
Abaco) and Spencer White
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This places them in the top
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The awards were presented
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THE PLP's installation of
stalwart councillors, due to be
held at Crystal Palace on Sat-
urday, has been postponed due
to Prime Minister Perry
Christie's illness. It will now be
held on September 3 at the
same venue.

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FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2005, PAGE 13


Kiwanians in

the spotlight

Public Relations Officer
THERE are community builders in every walk of life,
and the Kiwanis Club of Nassau AM is recognising one of
their great builders Ryan Antonio.
Mr Antonio has been in the Kiwanis Club of Nassau
AM for 5 years.
Within those 5 years he has proven to the club as well
as the community that he is a force to be reckoned with.
He has held many positions, such as treasurer, secretary
and Kiwanian of the year.
He is the chair for membership, education and reten-
tion, community services, men of distinction and he was
also chair for the Program Committee in 2001 and 2002.
Mr Antonio earned his early education at St John's Col-
lege where he graduated in 1984.
He furthered his education at the College of the
Bahamas, graduating with an associates degree.
Mr Antonio went on to Pace University in New York,
graduating with a bachelor of arts in business adminis-
tration and public accounting, and a masters degree from
City University in New York.
He is currently, employed at the Bahamas Telecom-
munications Company as a'senior manager of financial
He is married to the former Patrice Cox and he has two
children: Byran and Alliyah.
When asked why he joined Kiwanis his response was,
that he was fortunate "to grow up in a very supportive,
positive and loving environment" which allowed him to
develop into the person that he is today.
"Unfortunately, this is not the cast in today's society,
which means it is more difficult for today's children to
develop into productive citizens," he said.
Mr Antonio went further on to state that the Kiwanis
movement in the Bahamas, "and particularly the Kiwa-
nis Club of Nassau AM, provides opportunities for per-
sons to develop programs to address this problem in a
hands-on fashion, in a fun way."
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Club of Nassau AM, but as the new administrative year
rolls around, he will be ratified as the incoming vice pres-
ident for 2005/2006.

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SIXTH-GRADE students
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Bahama, accompanied by
teachers and parents, paid a
courtesy call on lDeputy to the
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The visit was made as part
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KINGDOR National Parkinsons Foundation held its fifth
annual gala ball under the patronage of the Minister of Health
and Environmental Services Marcus Bethel and Mrs Bethel,
and Mr and Mrs Vernon Symonnette, on Saturday, April 23,
at the Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort.
Dwight Lauderdale, television anchorman with WPLG
News in Miami was saluted by the Foundation.
Addresses were made by Minister Bethel and Adolfo Diaz,
the National Parkinsons Foundation's field services manager.
From left (front row) are Minister Bethel, his wife Chantal
Bethel, Reginald Dumont, chairperson of the Parkinsons
Foundation in the Bahamas Mavis Darling Hill, Her Excel-
lency Dame Ivy Dumont, Minnie Lauderdale and Mr Laud-
In back row from left are Mr Diaz, his wife Lillie Diaz,
Minister of Agriculture V Alfred Gray, his wife Phyllis Gray,
Peter Garraway, Phyllis Albury-Garraway and Mr Symonette
and Mrs Symonette.
(BIS photo: Raymond A Bethel)

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St John's College dance

troupe opens third season

THE St John's College
dance troupe is once again
ready to "wow" patrons as
they prepare for their third
season of dance under the
theme "Celebrations the
Best of the Best".
The concert will be held at
the school's auditorium on
Saturday May 7 at 7.30pm.
It will also feature the
school's senior choir under the
direction of Preston Ferguson
and the cheerleading team
under the direction of Cecile
There will also be a special
tribute in dance to former

Concert set for

this weekend

senior master, the late James
Burrows, who was an ardent
supporter and a motivating
force for the troupe.
The troupe has just finished
competing in the National
Dance Festival, where it
received several gold and sil-
ver awards, and the concert

will feature all these pieces as
well as other new pieces.
Mr Campbell, artistic direc-
tor of the troupe, elaborated
on the importance of compe-
"It prepares students for
life's challenges, since we live
in a competitive world. It is

RMOT officials flew in from Bahamas tourist offices (BTOs) around the globe to host the
1 International Travel Partners Conference. Pictured: (1-r) Bridgette King, national direc-
United States and the Far East; Valerie Brown-Alce, deputy director, sales and market-
Northeastern territory and Janet Johnson, deputy director communications, BTO, New

our job to ensure that our
product is fresh, desirable and
"With the soon introduction
of the Caribbean Single Mar-
ket Economy, I make it a
point to teach the dancers the
importance of being competi-
tive and skillful in their cre-
ative area.
"We are bracing ourselves
in the Bahamas for increase
in our tourism product, with
new hotels being built with
state of the art performance
"We will need to produce
dynamic Bahamian dancers
and performers to fill those
stages, giving great perfor-
mances like that of the Las
Vegas Shows," he said.
According to Campbell, the
dance troupe continues to
seek additional means of
training and ways of enhanc-
ing its competitiveness.
To this end, the group went
to Kingston, Jamaica in Octo-
ber 2004, where the dancers
took dance techniques class-
es at the acclaimed Edna
Manley College for the
Performing Arts school of
The dancers were taught
dance techniques classes by
senior lecturers at the college,
and were exposed to Jamaican
cultural folk dances such as
They also learnt the latest
dance moves in Jamaica, and
will showcase them during
Saturday's show.
The concert will be held
under the patronage of Jewel
Dean, education officer in the
Ministry of Education with
responsibility for the per-
forming arts.
Tickets are $10, and mdy be
obtained at the school.


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The annual


Club Ball

ON APRIL 16 the Bahamas
Beautillion Committee pre-
sented 59 'young men to the
Bahamian public.
The young gentlemen from,
nineteen High Schools, were
led into the Ballroom at the
Wyndham Nassau Marriott
and Crystal Palace Casino by
Neville Wisdom, Minister of
Youth, Sports and Culture
and Dr Judson Eneas, co-
founder of the Gentlemen's
They were assisted by com-
mittee members Anthony
Johnson and Patrick Rah-

The Gentlemen's Club was
formed in 1992 to encourage
high school senior boys who
excelled in school to hone
their talents and skills in
preparation for furthering
their education and preparing
for leadership roles in the
The programme consists of
fourteen weeks of intensive
training in areas such as col-
lege counseling, career choic-
es, moral responsibility, fiscal
management, etiquette, ball-
room dancing and emotional

Scholarships and

awards presented

In addition, they work
towards gaining scholarships
for higher education. This
year's group was the largest
in the fourteen year history of
the club, and the 59 boys had
an average GPA of 3.35.
Numerous scholarships and
awards were presented
throughout the evening.
Two full tuition scholarships
to Morehouse College in
Atlanta, Georgia were award-
ed to Jurymshio Hanna of
Temple Christian high school
and Jamie Jay Davis of St
Augustine's College high
Fisk University also award-
ed two full tuition scholarships
to Daryl Beneby of Prince
William high school and
Charles Joseph of Aquinas
College and one half tuition
scholarship to Andre Curry of
St Augustine's College.
The Omega Psi Phi Schol-
arship of $1,500 was awarded
to Tresor Rahming of Gov-
ernment high school.
The Academic Scholarship
of $12,000, awarded as the
Archdeacon William Thomp-
son Scholarship, was present-
ed by his widow Mrs Rose-
mary Thompson to Khalid
Hassan of St Augustine's Col-
Talent awards of $2,500
were awarded to Troika Han-
na of Mount Carmel high
school and Leon Wilson of
Government high school.
The Best Artist award of
$2500 went to Stephen-
Michael Archer of Govern-
ment high school.
The Toastmaster award for
best speaker was given to Ger-
aldo Frazer of St Anne's high
The School of the Year

went to St Anne's high school,
which received a $1,000 cash
award for its scholarship fund.
The mother of the year was
Mrs Revon Saunders, mother
of Cameron Saunders of St
John's College.
The Gentlemen of the Year
awards were the highlight of
the evening. The second run-
ner up award of $8,000 was
received by Aniebo Ebong of
St Augustine's College.

First runner up award of
$10,000 went to Taran Mack-
ey of St Anne's high school
and the Gentleman of the
Year award of $15,000 went
to Barry Griffin, Jr of St
Augustine's College.
Every young man in the
Gentlemen's Club receives a
scholarship and this year's
scholarship awards exceeded
These young men have now
joined an elite group of young
Bahamian achievers totaling
570 who have passed through
the programme.
The committee members
who worked so hard this year
were Emily Clarke, parent co-
ordinator; Joyanne Ferguson,
director of the ladies club;
Anthoiny Jhnson; Marcheta
Eneas and Dr Judson Eneas;
committee members and
Prince Rolle of the Toastmas-
ter's Club.
Randolph Curtis and Anto-
nio Clarke from the 2003
group provided invaluable
assistance throughout the year
and organised ten of the alum-
ni of the club as ushers for the
The event was co-spon-
sored by Sigma Pi Phi Frater-

music dance drama divas

fantasy brcadway

Raevin Productions

A Broadway Musical Revue

The Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts
Dates: May 5th thru 7th 2005

Thursday Students $10.00 only
General Admission $20.00
8:30 pm nightly
Get tickets now at Dundas Box Office

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EIEMWL Parties, Nightclubs mg m
NillOW & Restaurants \\

Exotic Saturdays @ Fridays Soon Come starts w
ith 3 for $10 drink specials. Admission: $10 before
midnight and $15 after. Ladies free before 11pm.

Rave Saturdays @ Club Eclipse. DJ Scoobz spin
ning the best in Old Skool. Admission $35, all incl
usive food and drink.

Fever @ Bahama Boom, Elizabeth St, down-
town, every Friday night. Admission $10 before mi
dnight. First 50 women get free champagne. First 5
0 men get a free Greycliff cigar. Dress to impress.
For VIP reservations call 356-4612.

Cool Runnings is back with a Conscious Par-
ty @ Hard Rock Cafe, Charlotte St North every Fr
iday. Classic reggae style music. Admission $10.

Mellow Moods every Sunday @ Fluid Lounge a
nd Nightclub, Bay St, featuring hits from yester-
day old school reggae and rockers down-
stairs, and golden oldies upstairs. Admission: Free.
Doors open 9pm.

Karaoke Music Mondaze @ Topshotters Sports
Bar. Drink specials all night long, including karao
'ke warm-up drink to get you started. Party from 8

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

Reggae Tuesdays @ Banama Boom. Cover char
ge includes a free Gilinness and there should be lo
ts of prizes and surprises. Admission: Ladies $10 a
nd Men $15.

Hump Day Happy Hour @ Topshotters Sports
Bar every Wednesday 5pm-8pm. Free appetiz-
ers and numerous drink specials.

Flash Nights @ Club Fluid every Thursday. The
ultimate Ladies Night. Join Nassau's and Mia-
mi Beach's finest men. Ladies only before 11.30p
m with free champagne. Guys allowed after 11.30p
m with $20 cover.

The Pit @ Bahama Boom, every Thursday. Doo
rs open at 9pm, showtime 11.30pm. Cover charge
$15. $10 with flyer.

Fantasy Fridays @ Fluid Lounge, featuring late'
80s music in the VIP Lounge, Top of the Charts in
the Main Lounge, neon lights and Go Go dancers.
Glow sticks for all in before midnight. Admis-
sion: Ladies free before 11pm, $15 after; Guys $20
all night.

Dicky Mo's Fridays @ Cable Beach. Happy Ho
ur 3 for $10 mixed drinks and $1 shots.

Twisted Boodah Lounge @ Cafe Segafre-
do, Charlotte St kicks off early this Friday at 6pm
with deep house to hard house music, featur-
ing CraigBOO, Unkle Funky and Sworl'wide on t
he decks.

Chill Out Sundays @ Coco Loco, Sandyport, fro
m 4pm-until, playing deep, funky chill moods with
world beats.

Sweet Sunday Chill Out Soiree Lounge, every S
unday, 4pm-midnight @ Patio Grille, British Colo-
nial Hotel.

Wet Sundays, every Sunday, noon-mid-
night @ Crystal Cay Beach. Admission $10, ladies

Carib Scene @ Club Fluid every Sunday. A nigh
t of Caribbean, Latin and Reggae flavours for all a
udiences. Latin Flair in the VIP Lounge; Old Scho
ol Reggae and Soca in the Main Lounge. Ladies in
free before 11pm. $10 after 11pm. Men, $15 cov-
er charge.

TooLooSe @ Indigo Restaurant on West Bay St
and Skyline Drive. Singer/songwriter Steven Hold
en performs solo with special guests on Thurs-
day from 9pm midnight.

The Graham Holden Deal @ The Green Par-
rot....David Graham, Steve Holden, Tim Deal and
Friends perform Sunday, 7pm 10pm @ Hurri-
cane Hole on Paradise Island.

Jay Mitchell and Hot KC @ Palm Court Lounge
, British Colonial Hilton, Wednesday-Thurs-
day 8pm-12am.

Sunday Night Interlude @ Briteley's Restau-
rant & Lounge, Eneas St off Poinciana Drive. Fea-
turing Frankie Victory at the key board in the Aft
er Dark Room every Sunday, 8.30pm to mid-
night. Fine food and drinks.

Paul Hanna, Tabatha.and Gernie, and the Carib
bean Express perform at Traveller's Rest, West B
ay St, every Sunday, 6.30pm-9.30pm.

MK EThe Arts

Bond, an exhibition of recent works by m
other and son artists Sue Bennett-Williams
and Jason Bennett will run this month at Po
postudios Gallery in Chippingham. The exh
ibition features paintings, mixed media and
Talking Canvases, a solo exhibition by art

The National Collection @ the National Art
Gallery of the Bahamas, an exhibition that take
s the viewer on a journey through the histo-
ry of fine art in the Bahamas. It features signa-
ture pieces from the national collection, includ-
ing recent acquisitions by Blue Curry, Anto-
nius Roberts and Dionne Benjamin-Smith. Gall
ery hours, Tuesday-Saturday, llam-4pm. Call 3
28-5800 to book tours.

Past, Present and Personal: The Dawn Davies
Collection @ the National Art Gallery of the Bah
amas, Villa Doyle, West and West Hill Streets. Th
e exhibition is part of the NAGB's Collector's Seri
es. Gallery hours, Tuesday-Saturday, llam-4pm.
Call 328-5800 to book tours.

The Awakening Landscape: The Nassau Wat
ercolours of Gaspard Le Marchand Tupper, fro
m the collection of Orjan and Amanda Lin-
droth @ the National Art Gallery of the Baham
as. The mid-nineteenth century paintings that m
ake up the exhibition are part of one of the ear-
liest suites of paintings of Nassau and its envi-
Tupper was a British military officer sta-
tioned at Fort Charlotte in the 1850s. The works
show a pre-modem Bahamas through the decid
ely British medium of watercolour. Gallery hou
rs, Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm. Call 328-5800
to book tours.

EMEN Health im

Headquarters at East Terrace, Centreville. Call 32
3-4482 for more info.

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

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

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

REACH Resources & Education for
Autism and related Challenges meets from
7pm 9pm the second Thursday of each month
in the cafeteria of the BEC building, Blue Hill

N M E Civic Clubs

Toastmasters Club 1905 meets Tuesday, 7.30pm
@ BEC Cafe, Tucker Rd. Club 9477 meets Friday,
7pm @ Bahamas Baptist Community College Rm
A I ean t St. Clul. 3956 meets Thursday, 730pm

y, BreeiptCl 7178"
me&t sTusday;' 6pm @4,The: J*Whitney Pinder
Building, Collins Ave. Club 2437 meets every
second, fourth and fifth Wednesday at the J Whit-
ney Pinder Building, Collins Ave at 6pm. Club
612315 meets Monday 6pm @ Wyndham Nassau
Resort, Cable Beach. Club 753494 meets every
Wednesday, 6pm-8pm in the Solomon's Build-
ing, East-West Highway. All are welcome.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Eta Psi Omega
chapter meets every second Tuesday, 6.30pm @
the Eleuthera Room in the Wyndham Nassau
Resort, Cable Beach.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity meets every first
Tuesday, 7pm @ Gaylord's Restaurant,
Dowdeswell St. Please call 502-4842/377-4589 for
more info.

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

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

Nassau Council 10415 Knights of Columbus
meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the
month, 8pm @ St Augustine's Monestary.

Nassau Bahamas Koinonia meets every sec-
ond Friday of each month, 7.30pm at Emmaus
Centre at St Augustine's Monestary. For more
info call 325-1947 after 4pm.

International Association of Administrative
Professionals, Bahamas Chapter meets the third
Thursday of every month @ Superclubs Breezes,
Cable Beach, 6pm.

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

ist Marion Hunt at the Central Bank Art G
allery, Market St. The show runs through A Send all your civic and social events to The
pril 28. The Cancer Society of the Bahamas meets at 5.3 Tribune via fax: 328-2398 or e-mail:
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R :: 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 Clifton Heritage :Authority, pursuant to Section 10 of The Clifton
Heritage Authority Act, 2004, and
any funds as from time to time are advanced to The Clifton Heritage Authority
p.mur at to S iwn t of The Clifton Heritage Authority Act, 2004.,


S Tlhe following inforL
of The Bahamas.

Rec it Expenditure (ex
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advances to public <
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Provisional estiate
Babamas to be B$2,52

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of Soldier Road, and
formerly James Cistern,
Eleuthera, will be held
on Saturday, May 7th,
2005 at 10:00 a. m. at
SM Trinity Methodist
Church, Fredrick Street.
Officiating will be Rev.
Bill Higgs and Rev. Carl
C. Campbell. Interment
will follow in Woodlawn
Gardens, Soldier Road.
Left to cherish his memory are his Father: Nicholas Thompson,
Brother: Garnet Thompson, Sisters: Marjorie Foreman, Paudora
Johnson, Anne Sears, Dollie, Ruth and Mary Irene (Mae)
Thompson, Sallie Forbes, and Virginia Minnis. Numerous
adopted Children including: Asherlene Bethel and L.J., Aunts:
Millie Bethel of Governors Harbour, Eleuthra, Maria Johnson
of Miami, Florida and Elizabeth Johnson, Uncle: Leon Johnson
of Miami, Florida, Sister-in-law: Rosemary Thompson,
Brothers-in-law: Henry Sears and Bennett Minnis, Nieces:
Maisie Pinder, Rhonda Rolle, Donna Davis, Yvette Carey, Betty
Cooper, Brenda Sands, Stephanie and Deborah Johnson, Lynda
Strachan, Sonjie Balfour, Dr. Racquel Sears, Lakyle and Alexia
Forbes, Nephews: Johnny, Orlando, Quincy and Antoine
Thompson, Bernard, Sylvan, Dwight and Jeffrey Baker, Stephen
Johnson, Alexis and Daimien Sears, Mark Wells, Mario Rolle,
and Omar Forbes, 16 grand nephews, 24 grand nieces, Cousins
including: Gloria Douglas, Coral Knowles, Erma Demeritte,
Paulette Johnson, Patricia Dean, Livingston, Paul Johnson,
Antoinette Thompson, Rowena and Joanne Johnson, Kerlene
Johnson, Felicia Bethel, Natalie Thompson, Bertha Culmer and
Family, Gordan Sands and Family, Adrian Johnson and Family,
Hartlyn and Brady Roberts, Hilton Johnson and Family, Earl
Thompson and Family, Horticks Pinder, Samuel Thompson and
Family, Montgomery Johnson and Family, Granville Johnson,
and Family, Ruthmae Hanna, Adrianne Johnson, Iris Hepburn,
Bernadette Bethel, Betty Bethel, Martin Albury, Friends: Pamela
Brice, Alice Thompson, Maria Thompson, Annamae, Louise
Simmons, Sharon Ferguson, Hartey Brown, Caroline Comsley,
Whitfield Whyte, Primrose Chase, Nathaniel Cooper, Lucien
Hall, Eloise Rolle, James Bethel, Jeffrey Bethel and Family,
Mavis Gibson and Family, Eleanor Campbell, Jolton Johnson
and Family, Lavarity and Judy Deveaux, Arthur and Judy Chase
and family, Shadrach Johnson, Jamaican Soldier Road, Shadrach
Johnson, Judy Gardiner, Anne Thompson, Alice, Andrea and
Adrella Gibson, Raymond Johnson and Family, Levard Rolle
and Family, Sam Rolle and Family, Julita Wilson, Andrew and
Sheena Newton, Pastor Charles Lewis, Reverent Franklin
Knowles, Thelma and Johnnie Lee Thurston, Reverent Carl
Campbell, Wesley Bastian and Family, Eric Lopez, The entire
community of James Cistern, Eleuthra, The entire Methodist
Church community, Charles Diggis and Family, Winiifred Murray,
Emeline Murray and Family, Paula Brown and Family, Kirk and
Zela Johnson, Gloriamae Finley and Margaret Rolle, and
numerous friends.

Viewing will be held in the "Serenity" Suite at Restview
Memorial Mortuary & Crematorium Ltd, Robinson and Soldier
Road on Friday from 10:00 a. m. until 6:00 p. m. There
will be no viewing at the church.

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of Rupert Dean Lane, will be
held on Saturday, .May 7th, 2005
at 11:00 am at Evangelistic.
Centre, Baillou Hill Road and
Vessey Street. Officiating will be
Rev Cyril C Sands. Interment
will follow in the Western
Cemetery, Nassau, Bahamas.
Left to.cherish his loving
memories are his five children,
Leonard Jr, Samuel, Fabian,
Marquese and Brittany
Greenslade; two sisters, Yvonne
and Mamie Greenslade; four brothers, Oswald, Theodore, Basil
and Kendal Greenslade; two uncles, Aurther and Carl Braynen;
two sisters-in-law, Florence and Augusta Greenslade; one
brother-in-law, Dexter Armbrister; nieces, Karen Andrews, Atina
Colebrooke, Sharell Smith, Glendina Brown of Miami, Fl, Raquel
Armbrister, Malinda, Yvette and Osha Greenslade Marvia Rolle,
Tamara Seymour and Tiffany Strachan, Shaniika and Keishla
Smith and Latoya Riley; nephews, Rev Randy Hanna, Don
Miller, Sirdino Smith, Trevor, Lavardo and Vaughn Armbrister,
Keino, Jason, Tarran, Marco, D'angelo, Austin and Demar
Greenslade, Sterling Wilkinson and Shawn Ward; special friend,
Nurse Sharon McKenzie ad Aurelio Deal; other relatives and
friends including, Maria Gibson and family, Peggy, Lundy of
Miami, Fl, Derek Thompson and family, Eva Greenslade and
family, Leona Ferguson and familily, Vernita Johnson and family,
Connie Saunders and family of Miami, Fl, Lilliemae Braynen
and family, Nellie Braynen and family, Edwin Culmer and family,
Jackie Hanna and family, Kenneth Kwankwo, Jack Andrews,
Drucilla Rodriquez, Vernice Prudence and familly, Jackie
Armbrister and family, Ruth Braynen and family, Juliet Branwell
and family, Barbara Bowe and family, Dianne Collie and family,
Yvonne Rolle and family, Rev Cyril Sands and family,'Dorothy
and Raquel Marshall and family, Christella King, Edith'FeastV
and family, Kevin Greenslade and family, Dion Hanna and family,
Minister Glennys Hanna-Martin and family, Iva Bums and family,
Raquel, Tracy Ferguson and family, the complete staff Qf Bahama,:
Mix and Ministry of works, the staff of male surgical and male.
mediccal 1 & 2 at The Princess Margaret Hospital and the family
of Rupert Dean Lane and Augusta Street, and a host of other
relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
The body will repose in the Blessed Redeemer Chapel at,
Ferguson's Funeral Directors, 7th Terrace, Collins Avenue oi
Friday from 10pm to 6pm and on Saturday at the Church from
10am until service time.


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Eva Hilda Bain, 74
a resident of Stan yard Creek, Andros, will be held
at St. Faith's Anglican Church, Stanyard Creek,
Andros, on Saturday May 7th, 2005 at 11:00 a.m.
Officiating will be The Rev'd Fr. Kirkland Russell,
Jr. Interment follows in St. Faith's Church Cemetery.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, two
daughters, Donna Cargill and Delores Berry, three
sons, Michael Lightbourne, Kenneth Woodside
and Trevor Johnson; two sisters, Mizpah Antoine
r", 4l and Eunice Bain; one brother, Thomas Bain; twenty
three grandchildren, Quintera and Quinton
Johnson, Chizelle and Chiquita Duncombe, Tabitha
7 -" and Cardrin Munroe, Deron, Kristen and William
Berry Jr, Michelle, Michael Jr and Jovanno
Lightbourne, Omar, Kendral, Lucretia, Loretta, Ricardo, Shanique and Kenecka
Woodside, Erica Martin, Latoya Johnson, Nicardo Roberts and Sharlene Johnson;
ten great grand children, Tremya Seifort, Kemi, Shadiamond, and Shannie Woodside,
Aaron and Ashlyn, Latonya Johnson, Rashawn Johnson, Chad Martin Jr, and Shannon;
seven nieces, Lynette Deveaux, Jan Archer, Linda BainMcculsky, Sheretta Bain,
Janet Bain, Bessie-mae Nottage and Evyonne Porter; eight nephews, Minister Lenneth
Bain, Patrick Gardiner, Elder Fitzroy Antoine Jr, Don Hunt, Bill Bain, Keith Bain, Oscar
Porter and Drexel Porter; three daughters-in-law, Joanne Lightboume, Shelly Woodside
and Sabrina Johnson; two sons-in-law, William Berry Sr. and Anton Davis; nineteen
grand nieces, Chloe, Kimberley, Jasmine, Brittany, Shaquita, Royann, Tia, Alexis,.
Nicole, Chivonne, Cleopatra, Shantiqua, Tia, Alicia, Dontae, Tiffany, Tanya, Daphne
and Candice; fourteen grand nephews, Don Jr, Geo, Logan, Patrick Jr, Dashan,
Devon, Demetri, Shawn, Allen, Tyrone, Teron, Tosh, Tony and Vernon; four great
grand nephews and four great grand nieces, other relatives and friends including,
Janet Marshall and family, Amy Mott, Doreen Porter and family, Naomi Whyms and
family, Thomas Porter and family, "Papa" Jacob Lightbourne, Elizabeth Hanna,
Pleydell Gale, Donna McQueen, Pet, Rosylyn, Lavenia Coakley, Shirley Martin,
Shirley Gaitor, Pastor Authlyn Woodside and family, Pastor Paul Roberts and family,
Pastor Brindley Marshall and family, Hilda Murnoe and family, Iva Bain and family,
Sharell Sears, Mariam Breynen, Elvera Riley, Florence Bain, Wilfred Johnson and
family, the Frazier family, Bethsheba, Sharlene Whyms, Georgina, Godfrey, and
Tyrone Sr., special thanks to Nurse Ingrid Breynen, Nurse Penny Evans, Nurse Dora
Williams, Nurse Bertha Edgecombe, Dr. Chavan, Ismae Breynen and the entire Light
House Cafe family.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,Market Street, from
10:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m. on Thursday May 5th, 2005 and on Friday May 6th, 2005 at
the church in Stanyard Gay, Andros from 3:00 p.m. until service time on Saturday .
May 7th, 2005.

Melvin Joseph Benjamin Godet. 63
a resident of Joe Farrington Road, will be held at.
Calvary Deliverance Church, East Street South, on
Saturday at 11 :00 a.m. Officiating will be Bishop V.G.
Clarke & Rev. Daniel 0. Simmons, assisted by Rev.
Theophilus Claridge. Interment follows i Carmichael
Bible Church Cemetary. Uncle Melvin will be missed
by his wife Sonia Godet. three Children Bergit. Scottie
and Orey Godet, one Adopted son Corey Davis, one
daughter in law Shantell Godet. three Grandchildren
Caleb Johnson, Moriah and Zion Godet, nine sisters
Lois Ellis, Mary Quant. Eva Hilton, Naomi Claridge,
Maggie Moss, RosaMae Bain, Ruby Graham. Rose
Richardson, and Hannah Gray, five Brothers John
Godet, Rev. Edward Godet, George, Ralph, and William
Godet. two adopted brothers Dr. John Godet and Nigel Bowe, two adopted sisters
Shirley Rodgers and Dorothy Godet; 25 nieces and 31 nephews, 31 grandnieces,
40 grandnephews, four great grandnieces, Father in law: John (Chippie) Chipman,
Sisters in law: Theda, Mary, Denise, Coralee and Sharon Godet, Donna, Mitzie,
Naomi, Delarese, and Selena Chipman, Darnell Ward, Arlene Russell, Alice Dames,
Ruth Brown, Rhonda Cross and Belinda Glasgow, brothers in law: Theodore Quant.
Langton Hilton, Victor Claridge, George Moss, David Bain, Garfield Gray, Montie
Ward, Cecil Russell, Steve Glasgow, David, Harold and Shaynne Chipman: Aunts:
Edith and Olive Godet. special
friends: Lionella Thompson, Blaze Taylor, Winston Duncanson, Peter Bowe, George
Greenslade, Basil Hall, Elize Toothe, Sydney Godet, Lori Whitehead, Sidney French,
Kenneth Stubbs, Maxwell Quant, Edward Lockhart and Andrew Woods, and a
multitude of other relatives and friends. Friends may pay their last respect at Demeritte's
Funeral Home, Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday at the
church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.
Cheryl French, 51

a resident of South Beach Drive and formerly of Guyana,
will be held at Berea Seventh-Day Adventist Church,
Blue Hill Road South, on Monday at 3:00 p.m. Officiating
will be Pastor Jeremiah Duncombe. Interment follows
in Southern Cemetery, Cowpen and Spikenard Roads.
She is survived by her husband Gordon French, teacher
at Heritage Christian Academy; her sons, Gordon Unika,
Television Broadcaster, Sherdon Nkosi, student of B.T.V.I.
and Simba, student of C.V. Bethel Senior High School;
Usher brother, Ronald Lacon of the U.S.A; her sisters,
Greta Yorrick of Nassau and Carol Wilson of Guyana;
her nieces, Jamella and Jamal Lacon of the U.S.A; her brothers-in-law, Keith French
of Guyana and Stanly Wilson of Canada; her sisters-in-law, Barbara Fernandes of
Guyana, Lurayne Pyle of Antigua, Audrey Lucas of St. Marten, Jillian and Jennifer
French of Guyana, and Sharon Lacon of the U.S.A., her cousins, Mark and Carl
Austin of the U.S.A.; Mirthy Braithwaite and Moses Austin of Guyana and twenty one
others; her friends Kerryann Brady, Randolph Bowlin, Euline Massiah, Leon Mars
and many others.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from
2 6:00 p.m. on Sunday and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. and at the church
from 2:00 p.m. until service time.

Dwight Dion Cash, 28
a resident of Ferguson Street, will be held at Mount
Olive Baptist Church, Meadow & Augusta Streets, on
Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. C.B.
Moss. Interment follows in The Southern Cemetery,
Cowpen & Spikenard Roads. Left to cherish his
memories are his mother: Augusta Cash; father:
Edward Cash; 2 sisters: Sharmaine Cash & Emily; 4
brothers: Franklvn, Rodney, Troy & Neil Cash; special
friend: Sasha Hyler; grandmother: Whitlane Hanna
of Andros; grand aunt: Evelyn Cooper; 5 aunts: Sis.
Vincent Marie Wilson of New York, Francis
Darling,Louise Harris, Laueria.Rolle off Andros &
Coraine Minnis Rolle of Freeport; 2 uncles: Alexander
Harris & Junior Minnis of Andros; 4 nieces; 1 godchild: Carleaser; numerous cousins
including: Vincent, Barbara, Shatoya, Aliecia, Dwayne, Trevor, Deborah, Andrew,
Romero, Rokeeno, Roante Dorsette, Antonette & Claudette Wilson, Camille, Cedric,
Spence & family, Christopher, Curtis & Clarence Mitchell, John & Rose Spence,
Jamaal & Jayson Rolle, Leonard & Alfred Minnis, Marva Bain, Rev. Ricardo & Janet
Frazier & a host of other relatives & friends too numerous to mention.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from
10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.

Paul Emmanuel Pierre, 60
a resident of Sunlight Cottage and formerly of Cap-
Haitien, Haiti, will be held at Our Lady of the Holy Soul
Catholic Church, Deveaux Street, on Friday at 3:30
p.m. Officiating will be Fr. Esteker Elyse. Cremation
daughter-in-law, Dielotte and three grandchildren,
Shaneska, Natalie and James Pierre Jr.; two sisters,
Marie Savaille and Junie Valbrum from Brooklyn, New
York; one brother, Charitable Gabriel- T -Paul of Haiti;
aunt, Carmen Estevene and Natalie Salvant; uncle,
Christian Salvant; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Alfred Pierre
of Haiti; brothers-in-law, Edward Jean Philip Hughes
Sabbat; numerous nieces and nephews and other
family members including, Carmel Savaille, Jennifer Sabbat, Stephanie Jn Philippe,
Margarette Valbrum, Youselande Gabriel, Pierrette Gabriel, Evenel Savaille, James
Valbrum Margalie Gabriel, Edward Jn Philippe, Paul Fortune, Hugues Gabriel, Ancy
Gabriel, Roody Gabriel,. Gabriel Salvant and Jean Baptiste;
a host of friends especially, Ms. Elmeda Strurrup, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Simmons and
family, The family and staff of Bill Simmons Construction & Heavy Equipment Co.,
Roland, and Pabom.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from
3:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m. on Thursday and on Friday from 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and at
the church from 2:30 p.m. until service time.
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Cynthia Victoria "Mama Ju" Delancy,
a resident of Pine wood Drive and formerly of
Lorimers, Turks and Caicos Islands; will be held
at First Holiness Church of God, Ferguson Drive,
Bamboo Town, on Saturday May 7th, 2005 at 10:00
a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Edward Missick,
assisted by Rev. Richard Gibbs. Interment follows
in Woodlawn Gardenrs, Soldier Road.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Maud
Henry, Lewis Henry and Mavis Outten, Daphnie
and Carl Seecharran of New York; adopted son,
Nelson Francisl 1 brother, David Franklin Delancy;
1 step sister, Joan Saunders; 1 uncle, Robert
Delancy and his wife Lillian;. 19 grand children,
Dwight Lightboum, Michael and Shurn Henry Basil Mcintosh, Perez and Paula Henry,
Tito and Racquel Black, Sheperio Johnson, Joan and Walton Higgins, Letitia, Cindy
and Tiffany Outten, Shantell Brown, Louisa Chisholm, Nikitia Whylly, Advado Malcolm,
Angie Harris, Kyrene Lozique, Franklin Seecharran, Monicca Adams and ian Demeritte;
34 great-grand children including, Nurse Valencia Morley, Michaella, Michael Jr.
Marcus, Halle, Phillippa, Lavon, Terez, Brian, lesha, Zion, Tervason, Tito, Tracy, Theo,
Decoda, Donavon, Ellecia, Eltisha, Eltreka, Ed'Dreka, Mirade, Ashley, lan, Chandie,
Cardinal, Marcia, Yoshika, Nedecia, Marco Jr, Neketra, Tyesha, Phillippa, Phlysha,
and Jimmy; 3 great-great-grand, Tavaris, Shequille and Alex; nieces, Cynthia Delancy
of New York, Joyann Edgecombe, Charmian Williams, Sheena, Nicole and Tamika
Saunders; 1 nephew, Ullin Saunders Jr; 1 grandniece, Faynette of Maryland and a
host of other relatives and friends induding, her best friend Mary Knowles, Russell
and Ann Strachan, Dudley and Headry Symonette, Yvonne Moore of California,
Delores (Mary) Collier of Liberty City, Preston and Gloria Hall, Nearest and Garland
Russell Nurse Daphne, Frank, Jeffery and Emmanuel Simmons of Freeport, Drucilla
Simmons of New York, Mike Simmons of Grand Camon, Italia Fox, Robert Jr., Wilfred
of Freeport, Roland and Donny Delancy, Mayzie Francis, Isilda Moss and Marjorie
Reckley, Ossie Robinson Forbes, Kiesha Seymour Malcolm, Joycelyn Hall of Freeport,
Uola Penn, Rosalie Seymour, Sonny Morley, Richard Gibbs and family, Edgar Outten
and family, Fairlene Missick and family, Rudy Outten and family of Turks Island,
Helena Hamilton and family, Ranny Outten and family, Vera Jennings and family,
Joyce Hall and family, Dorothy Hamilton and family, Alleca Hall and family, Yolanda
"Y" and family, Wyonia Higgs Seymour, Elton Higgs, Melsada and family, Rose
Hutchinson and family; her godchild, Lala Hutchinson, Myrtle Ferguson and family,
Hartlyn McBride and family, Eustance Penn, Sherlock and Carolee Hamilton, Anarena
Henfield of New York, Big Lou and family, Carolee Wilson, Daisy Thompson; the
children of the late Capt. John Delancy, David Curry, Rev. Edward Missick and family,
Maston Evans and family, Christian Gibson, Roberet McCartney, Rosana Duncome,
Howard Anderson, Funtella Munnings and family, Lillian Moss and family, Elevita
Black, Geneva Mcintosh, Ozetta Rigby of Provo, Wealthy Hall, Mrytle Swann, Glen
Fulford and armily, Eleanor Sandilands, Alexander Adams and family, children of the
late Spellm ohnson.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday May 6th, 2005 and on Saturday May 7th, 2005 at the
church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.


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Legislation first for Bahamas

on Private Trust Companies

Senior Business Reporter
THE Bahamas financial ser-
vices industry is poised to
become the first jurisdiction to
have specific legislation on Pri-
vate Trust Companies, it
emerged last night.
The move could solidify the
jurisdiction in the minds of
international clients and inter-
mediaries as an attractive and
chosen jurisdiction and further
differentiate this industry from
its competitors, said an indus-
try stakeholder.

In an interview with The Tri-
bune, Andrew Law, a member
of the Association of Interna-
tional Banks and Trust (AIBT)
companies, said the Bahamas is
going through a confidence
building stage and is seeking
feedback from key industry par-
ticipants, both outside and
inside the jurisdiction, as to
what will differentiate the
Bahamas from its competitors.
"No other jurisdiction has a
Private Trust Companies Bill.
In every other jurisdiction,
between their regulatory envi-
ronment and normal Trustee
Act, there is the environment
that you can establish and oper-
ate a Private Trust Company.
"Practitioners like certainty

and foreign practitioners will
say I like the Bahamas, I've
read the Act and I don't need to
second guess what's going on."
Mr Law said that during a
recent promotional trip, indus-
try members were told that the
Bahamas was one of the less
chosen jurisdictions, but the
jurisdiction elicited positive
feedback when intermediaries
learned of the sector's intention
to integrate private trust com-
panies legislation into the
regime, and when told that such
a position would be well
received internationally.
Industry stakeholders are set
to submit draft legislation on
the Private Trust Companies to
the government shortly. Typi-
cally used to hold more compli-
cated assets, Mr Law said legis-
lation on the Private Trust
Companies is expected to cover
the liability of directors and offi-
cers of the private trust, detail
minimum share capital and out-
line who can own a private trust

The legislation will also grap-
ple with what the trust will be
able to do and address such
issues as whether there has to
be a connection between the
owners of the trust.
With the potential for a sub-
stantial positive impact on the
jurisdiction, Mr Law said it was

integral that the Central Bank
of the Bahamas, as the regulator
of trust companies in the
Bahamas, decides what degree

of light touch will be exerted on
the Bill because, he pointed out,
what was the need for normal
regulation when the trust was

owned by one family.
Asked about the potential
impact of the legislation, Mr
Law said this type of business

ultimately leads to the set-up of
a family office.
SEE page two

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Senior Business Reporter
THE Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC)
must be privatised and its technological platform upgraded if
the Bahamas is to function in an era of globalisation, said Bri-
an Moree, chairman of the Financial Services Consultative
Mr Moree said the Bahamas must look to achieve a high-
er level of connectivity which would put the entire global mar-
ket at the doorstep of every Bahamian at an affordable cost.
"The present state of the telecommunications sector is
unacceptable in the world in which we live. Anyone who
uses a cellular can attest to this fact. The difficulties with
government-owned businesses are well documented and
must be acknowledged by the political directorate.
"If we are to keep pace with the rest of the world, we
must privatise the major businesses which are wholly owned
by government to unleash the potential of the underlying
businesses and remove the burden of funding and overseeing
those businesses by the government. We must progress
beyond merely managing the status quo and seriously and
comprehensively review the activities of government."
Meanwhile, Mr Moree said it was time to dismantle the
heavily bureaucratic and centralised machinery of govern-
ment. And he added that while retaining ultimate control of
policy and strategic issues affecting the country, Cabinet
must cede appropriate levels of operational authority to
individual ministers and their senior professional staff.
Mr Moree said there must be accountability at all levels
which will require major reforms within the public sector:
"We cannot merely indulge in lofty rhetoric about the devel-
opment of our country and managing the great challenges of
today without addressing the fundamental components of
government which comprise the organs of state."
After all the talking and planning, he noted that it is nec-
essary to manage the country by executing and implementing
policies and decisions, saying that the country's ability to do
so at the national level is directly linked to an efficient and
competent public sector.
Mr Moree said that while no-one doubts the critical impor-
tance of Cabinet, it is impossible to efficiently run a country
with the endless list of matters which must be referred to Cab-
He said that without surrendering ultimate control for the
general policy and direction of the government, there must be
a decentralisation of decision-making within the public sec-
He also used the opportunity of his address to The Bahami-
an Forum to reiterate the Consultative Forum's position
regarding the impact of the existing immigration policy on the
financial services industry in the Bahamas.

. ....

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Legislation first for Bahamas

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Section 137(8) of the International Business Company Act,
2000, the dissolution of BLUSHING BUBBLES INC., has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued
and the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.


FROM page one

He said once clients have
made the decision to set upa
private trust company for thei
assets, they often also decide
to create a physical presence
so the impact for the jurisdic
tion will be in them renting or
even purchasing a building
and hiring a staff to assist witi
the running of the administra
tion of the trust.
Joining AIBT on the draf
legislation was the Bahamas
Financial Services Board
(BFSB), the Financial Services
Consultative Forum and othei
Chairman of the Financia
Services Consultative Forum
Brian Moree said that
although a lot of work had
been done on the Bill, the
Central Bank still had a few
regulatory issues in regard to
the strategic direction of the
Bill that needed to be
A final draft of the Bill is
expected go before the gov-
ernment in September. Mean-
while, Mr Moree said the
Forum was also working on
amendments to the Financial
and Corporate Service
Providers Act and was con-
tinuing to look at the
Bahamas as an International
Arbitration Centre, though
they are not at the point to
submit a report.
He said he hopes to get the
information to Allyson May-
nard-Gibson, Minister of
Financial Services and Invest-
ments, before the end of
summer to provide her with a
provisional report on the via-
bility of establishing an arbi-
tration centre.

Central Bank governor
Julian Francis said the Private
Trust Company is a feature
that the regulator was very
much in support of.
"It's an idea the time of
which has come. We're look-
ing forward to assisting with
its implications as quickly as
that can be done. The Min-







istry of Financial Services and
Investments is committed to
it and to filling out the arsenal
of products that our sector has
to work with."
Mr Francis said the Bank
was being entirely construc-
tive about its position and
wants to see the feature in
place in the Bahamas.


He said the bank wants to
be sure that it was done in a
manner consistent with regu-
latory efforts of the day and
in line with regulatory stan-
He added, however, that
there is no reason to be con-
cerned that the regulator will
not achieve that goal.


speaks out

against CSME

FROM page one

a multiplicity of currencies is a
contradiction in terms, he said,
questioning whether it was rea-
sonable to expect the Caribbean
to achieve "the highest form of
economic union known to
mankind" without major polit-
ical readjustments.
In regard to the European
Union, which Barbados
Prime Minister Owen
Arthur said the region
should look to for a map of
how the CSME could unfold,
the prototype clearly
demonstrates that to achieve
that level of economic union
it is necessary to move
beyond inter-governmental
co-operation to selective
forms of supranational
This position has serious
implications for the sover-
eignty of the Bahamas, he
"Our economic future is
linked to other geographical
areas. Without intending to
be inhospitable to our
Caribbean neighbours, there
is little evidence that major
economic benefits will flow
to the Bahamas as a result
of joining the CSME," he
"The Bahamas can selec-
tively achieve some of the
more desirable objectives
of the CSME through
internal legislative and poli-
cy reforms and adjust-
Addressing the Bahamian
Forum, Mr Moree said the
problem with pursuing those
objectives through the
CSME is that is forces the
Bahamas to become a part
of a process which leads to
full economic integration
and high levels of political

union which would funda-
mentally change many
aspects of life in the
He said it was naive to
think that the CSME was not
part of a wider integration
movement in the Caribbean,
adding that the Bahamas
should not join the regime

unless it intended to incor-
porate all of the regime's
The chairman said he was
aware that in declining to
join the CSME the Bahamas
would sacrifice the geopolit-
ical advantages of being a
member of the Caribbean



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

Cheryl Rolle

Elvira Lowe



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

Cheryl Rolle

Elvira Lowe



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

Cheryl Rolle

Elvira Lowe

The Winterbotham Trust Company Limited

Exciting opportunity for

Trust Administrator
An exciting opportunity for an ambitious trust administrator to help us develop our trust department.
This is a ground floor opportunity to grow up with one of the fastest growing areas of our company.
We are looking for a dynamic hard working qualified trust administrator who believes he/she has
the experience and the talent to head up our Trust Division within a couple of years. If you are
keen to assume responsibility and have excellent client relationship skills but right now you're
frustrated in your current, position, then this is your chance to break out and make our trust
services your own.
You must have a sound educational background, at least three years experience in trust
administration and be STEP qualified. All our supervisors and Vice Presidents have been promoted
from within the company. Come and meet them and see what opportunity means in the trust
business in The Bahamas.
Please email your detailed CV and a letter describing why you are the person we need to run our
trust department to: The Chairman, The Winterbotham Trust Company Limited> or to fax 356-9432.

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Pricing Information As Of: Financial Advisors Ltd.
5 May 2005

52wk-HI 52wk-Low Symbol Previous Close Today's Close Change Dally Vol. EPS $ Div $ P/E Yield
1.20 0.95 Abaco Markets 0.95 0.95 0.00 -0.219 0.000 N/M 0.00%
8.50 8.00 Bahamas Property Fund 8.50 8.50 0.00 1.328 0.320 6.4 3.76%
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 1.50 1.50 0.00 5,608 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 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%
8.49 6.75 Commonwealth Bank 8.49 8.49. 0.00 0.673 0.410 12.6 4.83%
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 0.00 500 0.406 0.240 9.9 5.97%
10.40 8.39 Finco 10.40 10.40 0.00 0.662 0.490 15.7 4.71%
8.46 6.60 FirstCaribbean 8.46 8.46 0.00 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 0.561 0.550 14.7 6.81%
6.69 4.36 Kerzner international BDRs 5.56 5.76 0.20 0.184 0.000 30.3 0.00%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 1.979 0.350 5.1 3.50%
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Weekly Vol. EPS $ Div $ P/E 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 RIND Holdings, 0.29 0.54 0.00 -0.103 0.000 NM 0.00%
43.00 28.00 ABDAB 41.00 43.00 41.00 2.220 0.000 19.4 0.00%
16.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 13.00 14.00 13.00 1.105 0.810 14.6 6.93%
0.60 0.35 RND Holdings 0.29 0.54 0.35 -0.103 0.000 N/M 0.00%
52wk-HI 52wk-Low Fund Name NAV YTD% Last 12 Months Div $ Yield %
1.2164 1.1609 Colina Money Market Fund 1.216402*
2.2268 1.9423 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 2.2268 **
10.3112 10.0000 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 10.3112.**.*
2.2214 2.0941 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.221401"
1.0931 1.0320 Colina Bond Fund 1.093141".
t BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
52wk-HI Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelit)
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week
Change Change in closing price from day to da EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Dally Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months NIM Not Meaningful
P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100
* AS AT MAR. 31, 2005/ "** AS AT FEB. 28, 2005
* AS AT MAR. 24, 2005/** AS AT MAR. 31, 2005/ AS AT MAR. 31, 2005

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manager of John Bull's leather In her new position, Mrs
division. Lobosky will oversee the buying
Mrs rLobrosky, who has 15 of leather goods allnd select gift
years retail experience, has been items for all John Bull stores.


5 Bedroom, 4 bathroom, split level,
partly furnished.
Nassau East Blvd.,
$2,500.00 per month
($2,000.00 down)
Summerwinds Plaza, Harrold Road
Phone: 424-3889 364-0753

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(No. 45 of 2000)
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 131 of the
International Business Companies Act, (No. 45 of 2000),'
PERTIGO S.A. is in dissolution. Alrena Moxey is the Liquidator
and can be contacted at Winterbotham Place, Marlborough &
Queen Streets, Nassau, Bahamas. All persons having claims against
the above-named company are required to send their names
addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator
before June 4th, 2005.

Alrena Moxey




Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137
(4) of the International Business Companies Act No. 45 of
dissolved and struck off the Register according to the
Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar General
on the 18th day of April, 2005.

Pamela Hamer,
For & On Behalf of,
C.C.S Directors Limited,
of Akara Building, Suite 8,
Wickhams Cay 1,
Road Town, Tortola, BVI


A manufacturing entity located on the western tip!of New Providence, is
presently seeking the following:




1. Responsible for an adequate stock level of all spare parts.
2. Ensure adequate stocks are available for the planned maintenance
and overhauls.
3. Responsible for store issuing of parts and. adequate
4. Assists with planning and scheduling of engineering work
generated through the work order system.
5. Generates reports on activities in stores on a monthly basis.
6. Count various sections of Spare Parts monthly to ensure system
records are updated.
7. Ensure good housekeeping of all spare' parts storage facilities.
8. Monitor all technical purchase orders and delivery dates to
ensure timely delivery to CBL.


1. High School Education. City and Guilds Mechanical or any
other Technical Equivalent Certificate a plus.
2. Five (5) years experience in an industrial environment.
3. Computer skills in Excel, Word, Lotus Notes 3-5 years.
4. Knowledge and skill in Inventory management a plus.


1. Must be a team player that is willing to support the efforts of
the team or any team member.
2. Is aware of what is going on in CBL in the broadest sense and
prepared to go beyond the call of duty to ensure that the
brewery's objectives are realized.
3. The successful applicant should be able to act on his/ her own
initiative and with little or no supervision.
4. Must be one that takes the initiative to find new opportunities,
improvements or methods and acts on them.

A competitive salary, performance related compensation, career related
training and a competitive employee benefits package are all available to the
successful candidate.

Interested persons should submit a current resume and cover letter to the
address below no later than May 10th 2005:

Human Resources Manager
Comonwealth Brewery Limited
P.O.Box N 4936
Nassau, Bahamas

The Public is hereby advised that I, CLINTON
MICKLEWHITE, of Dannottage Estates, P.O.Box SB-
50471, intend to change my name to CLINTON BETHEL
If there are any objections to this change of name by
Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief
Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no
later than thirty (30) days after the date of publication of
this notice.



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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 or fax to 242-
367-2930, Attn.: Sales & Marketing.

Established Company seeking to employ a


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

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The management of the Westin and Sheraton at Our Lucaya
is seeking an efficient, aggressive, vibrant and qualified
person to serve as Chief Accountant within its Accounts
Department. The successful candidate should possess the
following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Computer proficiency in Microsoft word, excel, spreadsheet
designs and power point presentations;
5-8 years managerial experience with a minimum of 3 years
experience in accounting or finance;
Excellent verbal and written skills;
High school education required. Bachelor's Degree preferred.
Resumes should be submitted on or before May 15th, 2005
Constance Edwards
Director of Human Resources & Industrial Relations
Westin & Sheraton at Our Lucaya Beach & Golf Resort
P.O.Box F-42500
Freeport, Grand Bahama
Or via email:
Constance.edwards @

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

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
* 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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NOTICE is hereby given that COLIN MICHAEL EVANS, #69 FORTUNE
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/ dituraliz4tibn'should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement of the
facts within twenty-eight days from the 29TH day of APRIL, 2005 to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box F-
41085, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that FRANCIS DANY OF FOURTH
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 29TH day of APRIL,
2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
RO.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that JACQUELINE JOSEPH,
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 6TH day of MAY, 2005 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

. FOR SA L. .

Fully Furnished Executive Office Suites
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

Triplex lots 8,000 sq. ft. 60 x 135
Off Prince Charles Drive. $65,000 net
Financing Arranged through local bank

Call 454-3548

is' NOTICE :
OF NICHOLS TOWN, ANDROS, 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 29TH
day of APRIL, 2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that TEOGEN JOSEPH, COCONUT
GROVE, 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 6TH day of MAY, 2005 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

NOTICE is hereby given that LINDA MARGUERITE, PO.BOX-
4929, 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 6TH day of MAY, 2005 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

Growing Institution
in need of a

Data Administrator/Manager

Suitable candidate should possess extensive knowledge
of building databases, creating reports,
compiling backups of critical data.

Must have knowledge of Windows 2000 2003 server,
corporate anti virus and spyware programs,
and extensive knowledge of popular software packages
including Word, Excel and Access.

Minimum academic and professional
requirements include:

Bachelors degree or technical equivalent in
computer data management.

MCSE certifications or other industry
certifications also desirable.

Please e-mail resumes to:

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Regional athletes shine as

outdoor season heats up

For BAHAMAS 2005
experienced April showers in
abundance, athletes from the
region came into their own
outdoors, albeit many in
The principal action took
place at the 111th running of
the Penn Relays in Philadel-
phia, Pennsylvania, the Drake
Relays in Des Moines, Iowa,
and at the Consiel General
Grand Prix II meeting in Mar-
Several years ago USA
Track and Field put together
what they called "The USA vs
the World". This gave an
opportunity for national teams
the world over to showcase at
the world's number one relay
carnival, the Penn Relays, on
international television. Hosts
the USA were able to field
several teams, providing their
top athletes the ability to com-
pete in relay competitions ear-
ly in the season.
For those who have ever
had the opportunity to attend
the Penn Relays, some might
agree that the name should be
changed to the Jamaican Penn
Relays. It seems as if half the
fans in Philly were from
Jamaica. They have always
had much to cheer for and this
year, on the weekend of April
28-30th, there were 29
Jamaican High School teams
participating. Jamaican flags
were all over the stadium, a
sight to behold.
Here are some of the results
in relays that regional athletes
participated in:
The USA Red team won in
42.68 secs, a good time for this
early in the season.
Jamaica used Tayna
Lawrence, Juliette Campbell,
Aileen Bailey, and newcomer
Moya Thompson who finished
third in 43.50 secs. Lawrence is
a 100m bronze medalist from
the Sydney Olympics. Camp-
bell is a veteran 200m runner,
having won the 2001 World
Indoor Championships. Bai-
ley was on the Athens gold
medal 400m relay team.
The Bahamas whose team
comprised of Timica Clarke,
who started in Athens, high
schooler Nivea Smith, Athens
reserve Philippa Arnett-Willie,
and Lisa Mortimer. They fin-
ished sixth in 45.47 secs.
The USA Red, anchored by
Athens 100m champion Justin
Gatlin, finished first in 38.58
Jamaica finished third in
39.38 secs. Their team was
made up of Christopher
Williams, Dwight Thomas,
Ricardo Wlliams, and new-
comer Sheldon Morgan.
The Bahamas was seventh
in 40.45 sees with Michael
Reckley, long jumper
Osbourne Moxey, Everette
Fraser, and Jamaal Rolle.
(200m, 200m, 400m, 800m)
The USA Red won in an
impressive 3:12.10.
Jamaica finished fifth, timed
in 3:22.56. Their team com-
prised of Usain Bolt, World
Junior 200m record holder,
Ricardo Williams, Brandon
Simpson, Athens finalist in a
46.2 sees split, and Alex Mor-
gan, with a 1:56.3 split.
The Bahamas placed sixth:
in 3:24.88. They used Jamaal
Rolle, Everette Fraser, Von
Wilson (46.8), and Oniel
Williams (1:55.7).
The USA Red won the
event in 3:37.42 the fastest
time ever recorded.
Jamaica running Juliette
Campbell, Novlene Wilson,
Ronetta Smith (51.5), and
Kenia Sinclair (1:59.5) placed
second in 3:37.87.
The Caribbean All Stars

with Cayman Athens 200m
semi-finalist Cydonie Mother-
sill, Guyanese Commonwealth
400m champion Aliann Pom-

pey, Jamaica's Allison Beck- Augustine's College of
ford (51.7), and Marian Bur- Raleigh, North Carolina fin-
nett (2:01.9) placed fourth in -ished in seventh place.
3:49.67. Bahamian Nathaniel McKin-
nev. recovering from an injury

Tyree Washington, the USA
World Indoor 400m champi-
on, found himself on the heels
of Chris Brown from the
Bahamas on the second lap.
Washington found himself on
the track, giving the race to
the Jamaicans who won in
3:02.63. The team consisted of
Michael Blackwood (45.7)
Sanjay Ayre (45.7), newcomer
Jermaine Gonzalez (45.6), and
Davian Clarke (45.6).
The Bahamas finished in
third in 3:03.11. World 2001
400m Champion Avard Mon-
cur showed signs that he is
back in form after two lack-
luster seasons. Moncur led off
in 45.8 seconds, handing the
baton off to Chris Brown, who
had the best split of the race in
44.8secs. Newcomer Alexis.
Roberts ran 46.8secs split on
the third leg.
Veteran Tim Munnings,
who did not make the Athens
team, anchored with a strong:
45.7 secs split.
The Dominican Republic
was fourth in 3:03.97. Their .
team comprised Carlos San-
tana (46.1 secs), Felix Sanchez,
World and Olympic 400m
Hurdles Champion with a 45.8
secs split, Antonio Side (46.3
secs), and Arismendy Reguro,
anchoring in a 45.8 secs split.
The USA Red team won in
a strong 3:22.93.
The Caribbean All Stars fin-
ished third in 3:28.77. The
team was made up of Debbie
Ann Parris of Jamaica (53.3),
Aliann Pompey of Guyana
:(51.3), Niesha Bernard.:
Thomas of Jamaica (52.6), and
Grenada's Athens semi-finalist
Hazel Ann-Regis (51.6).
Jamaica placed fifth in
3:29.24! Novlene Williams.
started with a 52.7 secs split.
Moya Thompson followed in
52.1 secs. Nadia Davy ran a
52.1 secs split for third leg.
Veteran Sandie Richards
anchored in 52.3secs.
In the College Men's 1600m
Relay Championships, Flori-
da won with new World
Indoor Record holder Kerron
Clement, who grew up in
Trinidad and Tobago, running
a 44.9 secs split for 3:03.34.
Texas Tech had two
Bahamians on their second
place team. Michael Matthieu,1
who was third behind Athens
Gold medalist Jeremy Wariner
at the 2003 Pan Am Junior
Championships led off in 47.6

anchored the team with a
47.1secs clip.
Men's 100m
Trinidad and Tobago's Dar-
rel Brown, World Junior
Record Holder and Paris silver
medalist, finished second to
Jason Smoots in 10.36secs.
Smoots ran 10.16 secs for the
The 2001 World Champion
Anjanette Kirkland from the
USA won in 12.95 secs.
Veteran Michelle Freeman
from Jamaica was second in
13.08 secs.
Curacao's Churanda Marti-
na won the 100m in 10.31secs
into a headwind of 1.9mnips
Many fine performances
were turned in by athletes
from the region in this Grand
Prix II meeting organised by
the French Federation.
Athens finalist Christine
Amertil of the Bahamas tried
the 200m and finished in 22.88
sees for the win. Lavern Jones
of the US Virgin Islands
placed second in 23.17 secs :.
Jones finished third in -the
100m in 11.52 secs. Marion
Jones, in her first victoryin a
Long time won1 this event in
11.40 secs.
Cuba's Libiana Grenot took
the 400m in 52.32 secs.
Another Cuban, Yargelis
Savigne was secatnd in the
Long Jumpin 6.58m. Veterai
Jackie Edwards from the
Bahamas was fourth with a
6.42m leap.
Cuba's veteran Ivan
Pedirsdjupediar ble
8.22m for the win in the long
jump. Pedroso is the Sydney
gold medalist as well as four
time World Champion. Coun-
tryman Wilfredo Martinez was
second in"8.04m. Jamaica's
James Beckford, Atlanta Sil-
ver medalist placed third in
In the 400m, Trinidad and
Tobago's Ato Modibo won in
45.74 secs.
Cuban Hierrizuelo Sergio
placed third in the 400m hur-
dles in 50.05 secs.
Victor Moya, also from
Cuba, won the high jump with
a 2.22m leap.
The action will heat up in
the next few weeks, with invi-

Late baseball

legend to be


Junior Sports Reporter
IN HONOUR of the first professional
Blahamian baseball player, Andre
Rodgers, the Bahamas Baseball Federa-
tion (BBF) will host its third annual
junior national championships.
The championships are set for June
3rd-5th, at the Andre Rodgers baseball
stadium,-Freedom Farm Fields and
Churchill Tener Knowles stadium.
Rodgers, who passed away. on Decem-
ber13th at the age of 70, was the
first Bahamian to play in the Major
As a result of his contribution to the
BBF and his tremendous feat in the
Majors, the Bahamas government hon-
oured him with the naming of the first
baseball diamond, located in the Queen
Elizabeth Sports Centre
The,BBF has planned a number of
things to salute him.

A commemorative T-shirt, plates and a
hb6mplate with a photograph of Rodgers
in the middle will be on sale through-
out the tournament, as a keepsake for
players and baseball fans.
The Rodgers national tournament has
attracted over 600 players from
more than nine teams, who have con-
firmed their participation in the six divi-
These players will take part in the a
float parade and a salute to Rodgers
The march will be held before the
opening ceremonies, where his daugh-
ter Gina Rodgers-Sealy is expected to
pitch the first ball.
President Greg Burrows said: "What
better way of showing our love and grat-
itude than to honor him (Andre) with

the national championships.
"This is our third year and every year
the national championships are getting
bigger and better.
"This year the number of participants
and island representation is encourag-
ing, as we develop and get associations
started in the various Family
"We are thankful for those who have
signed up from the Family Islands, and I
assure you that this will be the biggest
tournament we've ever had."

Teams confirming their participation
thus far are Bimini Little League, Grand
Bahama Amateur Baseball and Little
league, Legacy Baseball, Spanish Wells,
Inagua Baseball, Freedom Farm base-
ball, Junior Baseball League of Nassau,
and the New Providence Amateur base-
These teams will participate in the
coach pitch division, bantam junior and
senior divisions, senior division, junior
division and the bantam minor divisions.
"With islands like Long Island com-
ing to participate in the tournament for
the first time motivates me," said Bur-

"The expansion from the teams in the
Family Islands means that the BBF is
on the right track, but that doesn't mean
that we're going to stop.
"We are in the process in trying to get
the other islands on board and we are
hoping that before the deadline dates
that we can have the teams like
Eleuthera's support."
T-shirts commemorating Rodgers will
go on sale next week at the Esso On the
Run station, East Street South.

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Cup qualifiers
NASSAU has been confirmed as the host city of the North-
ern Caribbean Qualification Tournament for the Rugby
World Cup the third largest sporting event in the world.
The tournament, which is held every four years, will take
place in France in 2007. The Caribbean Qualification Leg will
be played in June this year and is split into North and South
The Bahamas will take on Cayman; Bermuda; Jamaica
and Turks & Caicos in the largest rugby tournament ever
played in this country.
Work has been ongoing at Winton in preparation for the
event a new irrigation system is in place and the main field
has been re-seeded. A large deck is being built and the exist-
ing clubhouse is being extensively renovated.
The Bahamas national team has already been training.
hard for several weeks. The squad is to be announced in
early May.
In preparation, several clubs from the USA have been
invited to play games against the national team throughout
The winner of the Northern Caribbean Qualification Tour-
nament will go on to play the winner of the Southern tour-
nament which includes Trinidad; Guyana; St Lucia; St Vin-
cent & the Grenadines and Barbados. These games will be
played in a home and away format in September.
Whoever wins that tie will go into a pool with the USA and
Canada in early 2006.

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From furniture to fabrics -

choosing your own style

OFFERING a level of
craftsmanship and quality
which would stand up to com-
parison in any part of the
world are the products from
Kevin's Custom Carpentry.
The company has a staff of
18 Bahamian employees and
$100,000 of machinery to get
the job done right.
Owned by Kevin Moss, the
store sells a wide range of
ready-made cabinets and oth-
er furniture.
Kevin's has built a reputa-
tion for stylish, durable furni-
ture which, because it is man-

ufactured locally by Bahamian
staff, is still affordable.
And it is not a place which is
stuck in the past the compa-
ny has just introduced a new
cabinet line to their popular
BahamaBuilt Cabinets.
BahamaEuro is a modern
European style door with a
latex pearl finish, available in
any colour from bright Italian
red to Swiss mocha.
The BahamaBuilt line was
introduced three years ago as
multi-purpose cabinets suit-
able anywhere, from the bed-
room to the kitchen.

Producing anything from
cabinets to wine racks, lazy
susans to glass doors, Kevin's
Custom Carpentry can also
offer granite or marble counter
In fact, it is the first Bahami-
an company to stock dozens
of granite and marble slabs so
that customers can see the
actual slab for their counter-
For a closer look, visit the
store on Mackay Street, just
opposite Wendy's.
It's a fine example of why
it's good to buy Bahamian.

Prints offers a unique
clothing line of fabrics
and Island designs,
showing shells on the
beach, flowers bloom-
ing, palm fronds and
The company was
established in 1966 by
artists Helen Astarita
and Berta Sands. On a
visit to Florida Keys,
these ladies came across
a small factory in Key
West where they saw
fabric being hand-print-
ed using silk screens.
They were so im-
pressed by the proce-
dure and the spectacu-
larly coloured fabrics it
produced that they
decided to start their
own company back in
the Bahamas.
Helen and Berta were
enthusiastic and quickly
mastered the techniques
involved in making silk
screens, mixing the ink
and pigments, hand-
printing the fabric,
designing and sewing
the final products.
Their bold and bril-
liant designs became the
signature of Bahama
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FEW things are as fanmous
in the Bahamas as Nassau's cel-
ebrated Straw Market. More
than 100 vendors come each
day to sell their wares carv-
ings, jewellery, clothes, batik
fabrics... the list goes on.
So why not take a trip down?
It's great for buying presents
or picking up the odd bargain.
And it's one shopping expe-
rience that the Bahamas really
does do best.

Photos: Mario Duncanson/
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Time to put the

Bahamas in

the picture

WHILE the Bahamas may
have to import many of its
goods, one thing which it has
always had good fortune in
exporting is the work of its tal-
ented artists.
From the curios in the Straw
Market to the creations of
young artists, some of which are
displayed on this page, the
Bahamas is clearly an environ-
ment to provide inspiration.

And it can often be a good
investment people with a good
eye will buy something which
they can enjoy in the short turn,
and which may appreciate in
value as years go by.
Indeed, collectors in the UK
and USA are often willing to
support Bahamian art.
This was seen in a recent
exhibition in London on the
Bahamas which attracted 6,000

visitors in just six weeks.
As well as pictures of the
Bahamian landscape, it also
exposed the work of artists such
as Lynn Parotti, Malcolm Rae,
Ricardo Knowles, Thierry
Lamare and Livingston Pratt.
So keep your eyes out for
some Bahamian art.
You never know, it could
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ONE of the best examples
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Founded in 1973 by Joseph
Garfunkel, it was bought by
Ralph and Inez Barnett three
years later.
Thousands of pillows and
mattresses later, it is still the
leading mattress producer in
the Bahamas and a well-
respected company in its own
From its beginnings with a
factory on Mackay Street, it
now also has a 30,000sq ft fac-
tory and showroom on John
F Kennedy Drive, selling com-
plete bed sets and bed-related
The company caters to all
budgets and will even custom-
make furniture.
In the 1990s, the company
made a lucrative deal when it
scooped a lucrative contract
to manufacture beds for
Breezes on Cable Beach, and
followed this up with orders
from Atlantis.
Celebrity clients include
Sean Connery, Sidney Poitier
and Diana Ross.
Much of its growth has been
attributed to the input of Mr
and Mrs Barnett's son Shane,
who worked for ZNS in its
early years and left to join the
family business. Sadly, he died
last year at the age of 49.
In a past interview with The
Tribune, Mrs Barnett said:
"Years ago, when we first
bought this business, Bahami-
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