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Three others in

hospital following

weekend violence


* By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
A MAN died and his
brother was seriously
wounded in one of three
horrific stabbing incidents
over the weekend.
The brothers were
,attacked at their Hampton
Street home, with one col-
lapsing and dying outside as
he pursued the knifeman.
Police said Jerome Nixon,
23, was stabbed in the back.
When his brother Ernest
Nixon, 24, came to see what
was happening, he was also
attacked, receiving stab
wounds to the right side of
his shoulder and neck.
Suspect
Police Chief Supt' Hulan
Hanna told The Tribune that
the suspect fled with the
brothers in pursuit.
The 24-year-old victim col-
lapsed and died outside the
Hampton Street home,
becoming the 15th murder
victim for the year.
Jerome Nixon is listed
in stable condition in hospi-
tal.
Mr Hanna said a man later
turned himself into police
and investigations are con-
tinuing.
A 20-year-old man is in


critical condition at Princess
Margaret Hospital after
being stabbed in the chest.
Police reported that
Sylvestor Francis, while at
Larry's Pub on Key West
Street and Cordeaux
Avenue, was stabbed twice.
In another incident,
Raquel Culmer was stabbed
and is listed in stable condi-
tion.
Held
A 23-year-old woman is
being held for questioning
in connection with the mat-
ter.
Police made a drug arrest
at 4.25am on Saturday. Mr
Hanna said police discov-
ered 15 crocus sacks of mar-
ijuana in a black Suzuki
Baleno.
The drugs weighed 375
pounds and had a street val-
ue of $375,000.
Two men were arrested in
the incident, a 28-year-old
of Nassau Village and a 23-
year-old of Golden Isles
Road.
At 3.05am on Saturday
two men, one armed with a
handgun and the other with
a piece of stick, held up the
Pelican Bar.
The East Street and Lewis
Street bar was robbed of $35
and the suspects fled on foot.


Thirty arrested in immigration raid on nightclub
* By PAUL G TURNQUEST with patrons, including a few quiet or else they would arrest
Tribune Staff Reporter tourists, police and immigration me," said the witness.


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THE Latin nightclub at the
Nassau Palm Resort on West
Bay Street was raided by police
and immigration officers over
the weekend. Thirty Peruvian
and Cuban nationals were
arrested for allegedly being in
the country illegally.
An eyewitness said around
lam, while the club was filled


otticials entered through the
pool and main entrances.
Barring the doors, they shut
off the music, turned on the
lights, and ordered everyone to
line up against the walls and
produce their immigration
papers.
"I told them I was Bahamian
and that I wanted to leave, but
they told me to shut up and be


"It was totally out ot order,
and I told the officer that he
should be ashamed for the way
they were carrying on."
Allegedly, one Peruvian
woman fainted and had to be
carried out in a wheelchair as
the officers scrutinised residen-
cy papers that some patrons had
SEE page 12


'Buccaneer's
treasure'
discovered in
San Salvador
N By PAUL G
TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
EXPERTS have flown into
San Salvador to examine what
locals believe is the treasure of
a 17th century buccaneer.
The find was made near the
appropriately named Fortune
Hill, about one mile inland at
the eastern end of the island.
"'the "tYeasure", which has yet to
be formally identified, was
buried in a hole.
Officials from the Bahamas
Environment Science and Tech-
nology (BEST) Commission
and Department of Archives
have flown in to help three
archaeologists evaluate the dis-
covery, according to residents.
Islanders say the treasure
belonged to Captain Kidd, a
pirate who lived in the Bahamas
during the years of Blackbeard
and Henry Morgan.
If validated, the proceeds of
such a discovery could be split
three ways, with a portion going
"to the government, one to the
landowner, and the rest to the
person who actually found the
treasure.
The exact nature of the "trea-
sure" is not yet known. But
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By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
A MAN died when
flames destroyed a one-
room wooden building in
Nassau, bringing the toll of
fire-related deaths to six for
the year.
Firemen who rushed to
the scene on Fire Trail Road
on Friday found the building
burnt to the ground.
Police Chief Supt Hulan
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* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT As contro-
versy and opposition mounts
against the proposed liquefied
natural gas projects in the
Bahamas, a Grand Bahama
environmental activist is also
supporting a campaign by
ReEarth to educate the
Bahamian public about "the
truth" regarding LNG.
Ms Gail Woon, founder of
Earthcare, fully supports
ReEarth president Sam Dun-
combe and members of the
organisation in New Providence
in their efforts to expose poten-
tial dangers and risks associated
with LNG.
ReEarth is strongly opposed
to the establishment of the two
proposed LNG facilities for
Grand Bahama, and a third at
Cat Cay, Bimini. The organisa-
tion has launched a website and
radio advertisements on ZNS
radio urging residents to


become more educated about
LNG.
"ReEarth is not alone in its
opposition to the LNG facili-
ties proposed for the pristine
waters of the Bahamas," said
Ms Woon, who is a marine biol-
ogist.
Earthcare, which is a non-
governmental environmental
education organisation, has had
a strong influence in Freeport
and the country, speaking out
on many local and national
environmental issues.
Ms Woon, along with other
environmental counterparts in
Nassau, were very successful in
spearheading a major national
protest against longline fishing.
Their protests drew national
attention and resulted in the
ban of such a destructive fishing
method in Bahamian waters.
She believes the LNG com-
panies are intent on bringing
their facilities to the Bahamas to
avoid numerous EPA regula-
tions required in the US.


Freeport activist calls on Bahamians

to educate themselves in the

arguments for and against pipeline


"The transnational corpora-
tions wishing to bring their
industry to the country are
pushing hard for the country to
approve these facilities because
they know they will have an
easier time digging up our sea
bottoms than if they tried to sit-
uate their industry on their own
soil," said Ms Woon.
"They know we have no leg-
islation to police them. They
know we have a history of cor-
ruption and that is a plus."

Education

Ms Woon said that compa-
nies also believe that Bahami-
ans on the whole are unedu-
cated, gullible and couldn't
care less. She insists that
Bahamians go to the internet


to get the facts on LNG.
"We have to prove them
wrong. Bahamians must get
their facts and take a stand,
whether it is pro-LNG or against
LNG. We cannot be complacent
as this industry is about to be
shoved down our throats
whether we like it or not.
"The government doesn't
know what to do or it would
have approved the projects by
now and so there must be some
serious issues related with these
projects," she insisted.
Although the government
stands to obtain millions, Ms
Woon said that the small man
will receive no direct benefit.
She also said that bringing in
too many industrial develop-
ments would further impact
tourism on Grand Bahama.
Ms Woon also commented on


what transpired during a meet-
ing on LNG at Cat Cay.
"Earthcare is saddened to see
that persons we elected have
resorted to mudslinging and
name calling. This will only rein-
force in 'the minds of investors
that we are a 'junglist society'
and thus more easily taken
advantage of.
"We implore Bahamians of
all ages, social strata and hues
(since this is now an issue!) to
find out more and get your
voice heard. The politicians
need to know what we the peo-
ple think and if we sit back we
have only ourselves to blame
for the outcome," she said.


* By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
ANGLICAN assistant
bishop Michael Eldon is in
stable condition and resting
comfortably at his home
after being allowed to leave
Doctors Hospital
A spokesman for Bishop
Eldon said he was receiving
excellent nursing care from a
team of nurses headed by
Kris Wring of Nurses Now.
Bishop Eldon is said to be
generally more alert, but
remains on a ventilator.
He was allowed to go
home on Sunday April 24
to receive 24-hour care.
He was admitted to hos-
pital on January 31 with
pneumonia and, after com-
plications from this illness,
suffered respiratory failure
and went into a coma.
Dr Keva Bethel, the bish-
op's sister, said the family
was grateful for the out-
pouring of love they have
received from the church
and the wider community.
Daily masses continue at
noon at Christ The King
Anglican Church, Ridgeland
Park, to pray for his recovery.


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POLICE are hunting an
arsonist after two fires broke
out in Marsh Harbour, Aba-
Co.
One blaze damaged two
Shell tanker trucks parked
between a service station and
a take-out restaurant.
The other was set among
gasoline drums at the Texaco
service station several blocks
away.
At about the same time -
around midnight on Satur-
day an attempt was made
to break into the Standard
hardware store.
It is not yet known if .the
incidents were connected.
Yesterday, a source said
the fires appeared to have
been started deliberately,
either by drunks or someone
with a grudge.
The Shell truck fire caused
severe damage to the vehi-
cles but did not reach the
buildings on either side.
However, rags were left in
the fuel tanks and, said the
source, there were other
signs of arson.
At the Texaco station, sev-
eral 50-gallon oil drums were
turned over and set on fire.
Apart from scorched paint
on the metal building, there
was no damage.
During the commotion, it
was discovered that some-
one had tried to break into
Standard hardware by cut-
ting a hole in a side panel.
However, it is thought the
villain abandoned the break-
in when fire engines arrived
in the downtown area. A
pair of bolt-cutters was left
behind.
The Shell distributors in
Marsh Harbour are Rowan
and Patricia Higgs, but they
were unavailable for com-
ment yesterday.
Texaco Quality Star Auto
Service is run by Lonnie and
Phillip Albury.


Young boy

disappears

from home

* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT A 15-year-old
Grand Bahama boy left at
home alone by his parents was
reported missing by his step-
mother'after she returned from
a four-day trip to Abaco.
Rachel Elizabeth Thomas, of
56 Gladstone Terrace, Freeport,
told police that she and hus-
band, Hayvard Thomas Jr, had
left their home on May 1 on a
trip to Central Abaco.
When she returned home at
4.15pm on May 4, her stepson,
Kataro O'Brien Thomas, was
not at home.
The boy is about 6ft lin tall,
with a light brown complexion
and muscular built.
He has dark brown eyes, low-
cut black hair, and two scars on
the left side of his head. He was
last seen wearing a white T-
shirt, light blue basketball shorts
and a pair of dark blue Nike
slippers.
Supt Basil Rahming said offi-
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FORMER registrar general
Elizabeth Thompson continues
her claim for wrongful dismissal
before the Supreme Court
today.
On Friday, Milton Evans and
Tamika Lockhart Sawyer,, attor-
neys for Mrs Thompson against
the Judicial and Legal Services
Commission (JLSC), were seek-
ing clarification on whose
authority the permanent secre-
tary of financial services and
investments was speaking when
she told Mrs Thompson she
would be fired.
However, on numerous occa-
sions Justice Hugh Small has
said that only the governor gen-
eral, acting on the advice of the
JLSC, is allowed to appoint or
fire the registrar general.
Attorneys Dawn Lewis and
Edward Turner, representing
the JLSC and the governor gen-
eral of the Bahamas, alleged
that Mrs Thompson had not
attended the weekly meetings
scheduled with Allyson May-
nard-Gibson, Minister of Finan-
cial Services and Investments.
Allegedly, the working rela-
tionship had deteriorated to the
point that it was impossible for
the minister to apprise herself of
Mrs Thompson's duties as she
had stopped attending the
meetings.
However, during previous-
court hearings, it was alleged
that Mrs Thompson had not
attended the meetings as
derogatory statements had been
made by the minister not only to
her, but also about her mother.


* MINISTER of Financial Services and Investments Allyson
Maynard-Gibson


Justice Small posed three
questions to attorney Lewis
before she asked for an
adjournment to consult before
answering.
"Is there anything that has
been:put forward on behalf of
,the JLSC on behalf of the gov-
ernor general to indicate that
this allegation was put before
the JLSC?
"Secondly, if this information
had been put before the JLSC,


was the applicant (Mrs Thomp-
son) entitled to have been so
informed that it had been put
before them?
"And finally, if it was placed
before the JLSC, did the appli-
cant have the right to be heard
on this, having regard especial-
ly that the a'pplicait ih safyinig
that she didn't attend meetings
because she was being treated
in a certain way?"
The case continues today.


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Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

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(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

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The Church, politics and pastors

ASTOR who led a charge to kick out that ended with nine members voted out.
lurch members who refused to support Mrs Morris said Saturday that some of the
ent Bush was the talk of the town Sat- ousted members planned to meet with an
n the mountain hamlet of Waynesville, attorney today. "We're hoping he (the attor-
Carolina, with ousted congregants con- ney) will make him leave so that the church
g hiring a lawyer, according to Associ- members can come back," she said.
tess writer Paul Nowell. Those who are still members did not know if
stor in the nearby First Baptist Church the church would be open for services Sun-
the action "very disturbing". He said day, or if Chandler would be preaching.
more than 25 years as pastor he had The 100-member East Waynesville Baptist
seen church members voted out for Church sits on a bluff a short distance from
ling like this." downtown Waynesville, a mountain town
r man. He has certainly been sheltered about 125 miles northwest of Charlotte. A
he world. He should come to the white steeple and stained glass windows adorn
as and meet our very own Bishop Neil the simple brick structure, built in 1965, with a
lso a Baptist, who bluntly and in not view of the mountains from the front steps.
polished language, told members of his Across the street sits the church's parsonage,
nation in the 2002 election that if anyone a small brick ranch home with children's toys
ing the pews in front of him did not scattered in the front lawn. A small wooden
t the PLP they should "get lost". "I sign out front reads simply "The Chandlers."
'ant to see you anymore," he told them. No one answered the phone there on Saturday.
thundering sermon Bishop Ellis, who In the days since the nine members were
threw his support and that of his church ousted, many more members have reportedly
Prime Minister Perry Christie's election, left the church in protest.
y suggested that the FNM the out- "He went on and on about how he's going to
overnment was the "enemy of God". bring politics up, and if we didn't agree with
his congregation that God had ".anoint- him, we should leave," Isaac Sutton told The
ime Minister Christie. He said that he News and Observer of Raleigh. "I think I
lot wait for the chance as their bishop to deserve the right to vote for who I want to."
the prime minister in "the public Sutton, a deacon who worshipped at East
." Anyone in his congregation who did Waynesville Baptist Church for the past 12
ethe idea could "haul hip" and get lost. years, said he and his wife were among the
iJar words, but more politely put, so nine voted out.
d the congregants of the small Baptist "I've been going to this church:for 25 years
in the mountains of North Carolina and I've never had a problem," Sutton's wife,
ey consulted a lawyer. Lorene, told Associated Press on Friday. "He's
arently on legal advice pastor Chan young and he thinks he knows everything."
ler, as he greeted people at the door of Other former members of the church
East Waynesville Baptist church Sat- declined to speak with a reporter on Satur-
nd even welcomed them to attend ser- day, citing the advice of their attorney. But
inday morning if there was room inside, the furor over politics at the church was the
t prepared to talk about his mixing of talk of Waynesville, a community of about
a and politics. 9,200 residents.
the advice of counsel, I've been advised "It's just an outrage for something like this to
have any comment at this time," Chan- happen in America," said Heidi Jenkins, 52, as
d Associated Press. she held a garage sale at her home down the
bers of the congregation said Chandler street from the church.
am during last year's presidential cam- That's the difference between Bahamians
hat anyone who planned to vote for and Americans. Bahamians will grumble about
ratic nominee John Kerry needed to being insulted from the pulpit, and they will
ie church. grumble forever. However, they will not lift a
time member Selma Morris, who was little finger to do anything about it. Americans
er at the church, said Chandler's ser- on the other hand grumble, but, they know
remained political after President Bush that just plain grumbling is a waste of time
election. This past week, his comments and energy. They take quick action to end any
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I JUST thought I would relay
a story of a wonderful person
living in the Bahamas. I am sure
you hear a lot about the other
side.
In late November, my hus-
band and I took our children
on a cruise, Holland America,
Zuiderdam for Thanksgiving.
Our last stop was Nassau. We
visited the Atlantis and then
walked to the public beach and
enjoyed our last day on the
cruise. We then boarded a cab
to take us back to where the
ships were docked.
As soon as I got out of the
cab I noticed that my camera
must have fallen out of my bag.
We walked to the cab stand
and gave the man at the stand
our cab driver's name. The gen-
tleman we spoke to was David
"Big D" (Limo No. 64). He said
our driver was his brother and
he'd see what he could do to
find my camera. We gave him
our information, address, etc,
just in case.
Then we noticed that my hus-
band didn't have his camera
either and must have left it at
the beach. We let "Big D"'
know that we were now missing
two cameras.
We got on the shipfiguring
we'd never see our cameras, or
the photos taken of our vaca-
tion, again.
Well, were we wrong. About
2 1/2 weeks ago we received a
letter for "Big D" saying: "It
took me a while, but I have
both of your cameras!" We
couldn't believe it. He went out
of his way to locate both of our
cameras. Today, I received
them both. He even took them
to a camera shop and had them
help him pack them so they
would be sent properly and they


A question

of ethics

EDITOR, The Tribune
FOLLOWING the recent
reports in the local media of
public verbal altercations, racist
remarks and snide comments
on skin tone falling from the
lips of several senior parlia-
mentarians, perhaps the much-
touted "Code of Ethics". should
be revamped and published
simply as a "Code of Conduct".
MARGARET WATSON
Nassau
May 22005


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wouldn't be ruined. He is amaz-
ing!
What a wonderful person he
is to go out of his way, find our
cameras (both of them), pack
them up and send them to peo-
ple he didn't even know.
Something nice should be
done for such a wonderful per-


son. I thought I'd let you know.
I'd appreciate it if you could
forward this information to the
local newspaper. Maybe they
could do an article on him.
Maybe his business would
increase or something nice will
happen to him in return.
We plan to come back to the
Bahamas to see the Atlantis and
also David "Big D."
DIANE PAPPAS
4241 Park Avenue,
Slatington, PA 1808


Can we rely on


our police force?


EDITOR, The Tribune

At lam on Saturday April
23 I had to call the police for
help because my son and his
wife were not only fighting,
but were threatening to kill
each other.
I tried unsuccessfully to
break up the fight. When they
stopped the wife had a large
butcher knife and told me she
was going to kill my son. She
then started to throw large
rocks at his truck, trying to
smash the truck's windows.
I called the Fox Hill police
station at the top of the hill,
almost a stone's throw from
my house just down the road
from them. I couldn't get
through because that phone
was constantly busy. I then
called 911, thinking that they
would get through to the Fox
Hill station near me.
That was lam. They said
they were coming. I called
back at 1.20 am to find out
why no one had arrived yet
from the station that was so
near to my house. They told
me that I had called 911 and
so they were coming from
somewhere else. They never
came.
I called back at 1.45 am.
Whoever answered started to
ask me all the questions that I
had just answered when I put
in my first complaint. In addi-
tion they told me that they
could not find the location,
which is just down the street


from the Fox Hill police'sta-
tion on top of the hill.
I told them that they could
not miss the street as I was
standing on the comer waiting
for them and by then I had
been standing there for over
an hour.
They never came. I know
the Fox Hill station was aware
of what was happening
because the next day a police-
man who heard the call over
his radio phone at home
asked a friend of mine what
had happened at our house
Saturday. Yet no one came.
The reason I am vex is if
someone had been killed in
my house early Saturday
morning there would have
been 20 police cars at my
door. The only time you can
get the police on time is after
the fact.
;Why aren'~ the telephones
,at police stations working at
all times? Why when they tell
you they are on their way that
means 10 hours later or not
at all?
On another occasion I had
another problem over a cell
phone. The police told me
they were coming. They
haven't arrived yet. That was
two weeks ago.
This is why I have no con-
fidence in police protection.
I think I have reason to be -
VEX
Nassau,
April 24,2005


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Still no firm arguments for the





Caribbean Single Market and Economy


UITE predictably,
.Q Fred Mitchell's cham-
pion weBsite hit back on Sun-
day at all those (this columnist
included) who have dared ques-
tion the minister's good judg-
ment in so eagerly advancing
the cause of our acceding to the
Caribbean Single Market and
Economy.
Unsurprisingly, too, it
advances no compelling argu-
ment to support the minister's
position. In fact, between the
website's tangential remarks
and the minister's own weak
attempt last week to buttress
what he has been saying all
along, it is beginning to look
suspiciously like no such com-
pelling arguments exist.
But the writer of the website
reveals himself perhaps more
than he means to when he goes
on to suggest that the real moti-
vation of those of us who ques-
tion the CSME project for The
Bahamas is "pure prejudice",
which is later explained as being
a determination not to "get
involved with those West Indi-
ans".
Since none of the arguments
presented against CSME last
week contains a hint of anti-
Caribbean cultural bias (much
less "prejudice"), the fact that
the matter is even raised mere-
ly suggests that the writer's own
commitment to the CSME is
essentially sentimental rather
than rational.
One wonders if the minister's
own motivations for pushing an
economic union that he con-
cedes will be of minimal eco-
nomic impact are similarly sen-
timental in nature. If so, that
would explain why so much of


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his argument is coached in
terms of solidarity and so little
in terms of convincing eco-
nomic benefit to the Bahamas.

GREATER REGIONAL
EXPOSURE
WOULD BE GOOD

F or the record, Minister
Mitchell's Praetorian
Guard err spectacularly when
they suggest that this columnist
has some bias against The
Bahamas having a more mean-
ingful relationship its Caribbean
neighbours.
This column has over and
again expressed concern at the
almost total lack of exposure
Bahamians seem to have to
anything beyond South Flori-
da, and the consequent lack of a
positive understanding of who
we are, where we stand in the
world and where we should be
going.
Clearly, the counter-balance
to this tendency is to be found
in part by our developing deep-
er relationships with neigh-
bours. The importation of tele-
vision programming, the forging
of greater air and institutional


links and (perhaps especially)
the active promotion of sports
that are played in the Anglo-
phone Caribbean would all help
expose Bahamians in a way that
could only be positive.


now preparing to host the
Cricket World Cup (one of the
largest sporting events on earth)
in 2007.
Many, in fact, probably have
only a passing knowledge that a
West Indies Cricket team exists,
much less that it has long had a
formidable reputation with peo-
ple from Bombay to Blackpool.
With direct flights to Jamaica,
Cuba, Haiti and Providenciales,
a depressingly large number of
Bahamians still equate the word


"The website's tangential
remarks and the minister's
own weak attempt last week
to buttress what he has
been saying all along, it
is beginning to look
suspiciously like no such
compelling arguments exist."


While there is nothing intrin-
sically objectionable about
young Bahamians growing up
exposed to American sports,
there is something very dis-
turbing about the fact that a
solid majority of Bahamians
have likely never heard of
Vivian Richards or Brian Lara
and do not know that the
region of which we are a part is


JUSUHA JARRETT, alias Joslyn Leonard Jarrett, is want-
ed by police for questioning in connection with a number of
shop breakings.
Jarrett is of a dark brown complexion with dark brown eyes
and black hair. His last known address was Johnson Road.
Jarrett was born on August 5, 1965, weighs 130 pounds, is of
medium build, and stands 5ft 3in.
He is considered armed and extremely dangerous.
Police are asking for information concerning Jarrett on tele-
phone numbers 394-4541, 394-4540, 919, CDU at 502-9998 or
crime tipsters at 328-8477.


"away" with South Florida,
despite the tremendous oppor-
tunity for affordable regional
travel that relatively high
incomes give to Bahamians.
All of it points to the fact that
what is happening in The
Bahamas through media, habit
and education is not exposure,
but saturation.
Exposure allows a people to
deliberately import ideas and
conventions to fit their own
ideas of what they want to be.
A society that is exposed tends
to have various sources of cul-
tural information available to
it, rather than just one, as is sad-
ly the case in The Bahamas.

S aturation, on the other
hand,'bomibards a sub-
ject society with media, infor-
mation and lifestyles from only
one source. In the process, it
leaves the subject without a pos-
itive knowledge that it is even
importing, thus eliminating its
ability to vet what comes in and
where it comes from.
The ability to control
becomes even more eroded
when businesses get involved
and begin the commercialisa-
tion of the imports.
A good example of this is the
semi-formal dinner many
Bahamian families would have
had yesterday for "Mother's
Day". Local restaurateurs have
ensured that both this and
Thanksgiving are among the
most recognised dates of the
Bahamian Calendar.
In the case of Mother's day,
there is again no intrinsic harm
in adopting a rather pleasant
custom from a friendly neigh-
bouring country. But it is quite
another not even to question
its origin and hence to assume
(as many Bahamians do) that
the second Sunday in May is
international or even Bahamian
Mother's Day.
In Britain (of which we were
a colony until 32 years ago)
Mother's Day falls on the
fourth Sunday in Lent.


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men who don't put the bins
back where they suppose to be.
They come through your corner
and just throw your garbage bin
all over the place. Sometimes
you have to go lookin' for it.
One time they thought it was
all right to even throw the
whole thing in the back of the
truck and dumped my bin and
all. Mind you it had a hole, but
it was still doing its job. Ron
Pinder need to get on their
case."
Karen,
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"I vex with the price of gas.
Lord knows that that ain't
nothing new cause every day
they seem to be raising those
prices. I know when $20 used to
fill my car, now I lucky if that
take it half way. And seems like


everyone cryin' poor mouth
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do anything. The minister sayin'
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sayin' they can't go any lower.
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messin' around with gas any-
more. Lord knows I can't take
much more of this."
Tiffany G
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"I am extremely vex with
these cab drivers. Over the
Spring Break period I had the
misfortune of catching a cab
from a local nightclub with my
girlfriend. The driver had the
audacity to make me wait 15
minutes as he tried to get addi-
tional fares to fill up his rickety
van. Just thinking about it infu-
riates me and believe me when
I tell you that I will be reporting
him and insisting that he is
fired. Because what made it
worse was the fact that he said
that I was getting upset about
waiting because I had just got a
white girl from inside the club
and just wanted to get her back
to the room. People like that
will ruin this country and its
fragile tourism industry, and
needless to say that was the last
time that I will ever catch a cab
on this island. I'll walk first."
PG
Village Road
"I vex right now with my job.
I went to a funeral through the
week and would you believe
when I got back to the office
they had a pile of papers on my
desk waiting for me. And I
mean it wasn't like this was
something they had to wait on
me to do. This was intentional.
It was just wrong how they
even had the little yellow clip
notes asking me to do things
for them. I'm in mourning, you
idiots!"
Erica Newbold,
Joe Farrington Road
"I vex with the whole month
of May. This is the most expen-
sive month in the year for me.
My brother and sisters' birth-
days, and then you have Moth-
er's Day as well! And every-
one wants to go to dinner. No
one wants to stay home and
watch television or play domi-
noes. My poor bank account."
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iFox Hill


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AMERICAN abbots who
were among the founders of St
Augustine's College were hon-
oured at a grand reunion ball on
Saturday night to mark the
school's 60th anniversary.
The ball, held at the Radisson
Cable Beach Resort, was attend--
ed by hundreds of Catholics,
including Cabinet ministers
Bradley Roberts, Alfred Sears
and Fred Mitchell, several MPs
and scores of prominent citizens.
From left are attorney and
MP for Elizabeth Malcolm E
Adderley, chairman of the ball
committee, Abbot John Wolf,
Father Mel Taylor and Abbot
John Klassen. Also pictured are


Kiwanis Club honours

its past presidents


* By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
CELEBRATING 30 years
of leadership and service in the
Bahamian community, the
Kiwanis Club of Over-the-Hill
has honoured its past presi-
dents.
Kiwanians and their guests
filled the banquet hall of the
British Colonial Hilton Hotel
on Saturday to celebrate with a
grand banquet.
"We thought it fitting that
we should honour and recog-
nise all of our past presidents
for their leadership and service
over these last 30 years," said
Quinton Percentie, club presi-
dent.
The club, launched in Sep-
tember, 1975, held its first
meeting at the Shoal Restau-
rant. On Saturday night vari-
ous Kiwanians took the chance
to reminisce about the club's
past.
Plaques were presented to


past presidents as well as mem-
bers who made valuable con-
tributions to the organisation..
Mr Percentie told The Tri-
bune that the club has ongoing
projects and is committed to
developing the Key Clubs in
various schools.
"We try to mould the
younger generation so that
they can become service ori-
ented," he said.
Former presidents came
from various sectors of society.
Eneas Theophilus, second
president and a mechanical
dentist, said that despite obsta-
cles the organisation is where.it
should be today.
"The Kiwanis Club of Over-
the-Hill is exactly where it is
supposed to be at now. We had
a long fight getting to where
we are. It was a struggle, we
went through trials and tribu-
lations, but we did not give up.
We fought a good fight and fin-
ished the course," said Mr
Theophilus.


the Most Rev Patrick Pinder,
Archbishop of Nassau, Judith
Barnett-Adderley and Hubert
A Chipman, chairman of the
Catholic Board of Education.
Mr Adderley said thousands
had passed through St
Augustine's during its 60 years in
existence. Some left no trace,
but many never left because
their minds, bodies and souls
"are embedded forever in what
we call the SAC dream, the SAC
spirit, the SAC tradition."
Abbots Wolf and Klassen are
returning to the United States
this year, but Father Mel is stay-
ing on as priest. (Photo:
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LOCAL NEWS


Local Media House has a
vacancy for a Broadcast
Journalist / News Reporter

The successful candidate should, possess the
following qualifications:

Minimum of 2 years experience
Must have a good understanding of news
gathering & production
* Must be an enthusiastic self starter
* The ability and willingness to learn

Please submit resumes to:
Island FM
Attn: The News Director
Dowdeswell Street
Fax (242)356-4515


Some vocal competition


NINE dynamic young speak-
ers have advanced to the finals
of Texaco's fourth annual
speech contest.


BAHAMAS } MEDICAL
MALPRACTICE
COMPANY LTD.


The Bahamas Medical Malpractice Company Ltd
Continuing Medical Education Seminar


The Practice of Medicine in the Bahamas,


Session 1: Making Safe Diagnoses


Session 2: Protective Communication
Lecturer
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MA (Cantab) BM BCh (Oxon) MRCP (UK) MRCGP DCH
Consultant in Legal Medicine
Author of Electronic Textbook of Legal Medicine
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Saturday May 21st 2005, 10:00am 2pm (On time!)
MAB House 6th Street/Madeira


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Monday May 23rd 2005, 5:00pm 9pm (On time!)
Best Western Hotel Castaways Resort and Suites
Conference Room


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The Practice of Medicine in the Bahamas,
Session 1: Making Safe Diagnoses
Session 2: Protective Communication

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Last Name First Name M.I.
Mailing Address *
City State Country
Phone: Fax:
Email (Important):
* The mailing address is where all correspondence will be sent.
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Do you plan to join Bahamas Medical Malpractice Co. Ltd.: YES [] NO [ ]
If yes indicate anticipated date:

Payment is required at the time of registration
Please Make Cheques Payable to Bahamas Medical Malpractice Co. Ltd.
Seminar Registration fees = Free for Current Members. $200.00 for all others.
Pledging New Members: No Charge: Post dated cheque required
[ ] Cheque is enclosed [ ] Will Register at Venue

Contact us at
Bahamas Medical Malpractice Co. Ltd.
(An Affiliate Company of Physician Alliance Ltd)
Grosvenor Close #3, PO Box EE17022
Ph:326-4460/1
Fax: 326-8874
May 21st CME Seminar


The contest is set for this Sun-
day at 7pm at the National Cen-
tre for the Performing Arts,
Shirley Street.
The semi-finals were held on
last month, with 24 high school
students speaking for five to
seven minutes on the topic:
"Staying alive in 2005 that's
road safety".
The students in the finals are
Barry Griffin and Andre Curry
of St Augustine's High School,
Geraldo Frazer of St Anne's
High School, Anastarcia Huyler
of Freeport Anglican High
School, Miguel Colebrook of
CC Sweeting High School,
Nacoya Ingraham of Inagua All
Age High School, Sherrelle
Duncombe of Grand Bahama
Catholic High School, Sacha
Armbrister of Kingsway Acad-
emy and Natasha Anderson of
Jordan Prince William High
School.
Raymond Samuels, district
retail manager and country rep-
resentative for Texaco Bahamas
Limited, told the semi-finalists
that whether they advanced or
not, that they were all winners.
"I take this opportunity to
congratulate you, your parents,
teachers and mentors, who have
assisted in your development to
this point. Please know that we
are expecting you to become
the leaders of tomorrow," he
said.


Mr Samuels said that with the
number of traffic fatalities
already at 21 for the year, the
topic for this year's contest is a
timely and appropriate one.
"With a population as small
as the Bahamas, we need to all
be concerned with staying alive,
to ensure a Bahamas for the
future", he said.


Each of the nine finalists will.
receive a computer and print-
er. The winner will be Texaco's
youth safety spokesperson for
2005-2006, and the top three
finishers will receive college
scholarship donations of $5,000,
$3,000, and $1,500 respectively.
The speech contest is free and
the public is invited to attend.


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(Preference given to primary teachers :
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by May 12th


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has a vacancy for the position of

FINANCIAL RECOVERY OFFICER


PROFILE:

* Nastac Series 7 or the Canadian Securities Course and must
be familiar with investment products
* Four years commercial banking experience, two of which must
have been in collections
* Excellent communication skills, including written and oral and
human relations
* Excellent attitude, punctuality and attendance records
* Associate degree in Business Administration or a related field


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process in accordance with the Bank's policies and
procedures
* Making field calls and contacting delinquent customers for the
recovery of funds
* Providing financial guidance to delinquent customers
* Preparing reports and court documents to assist with
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and benefits package including performance-based incentives,
medical insurance, life and long tern disability insurances and
pension plan.


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Human Resources Department
Re: Financial Recovery Officer
Head Office, Cable Beach
P.O. Box N-7502
Nassau
Fax 327.5175

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family guardian's 40th anniversary
calendar photo contest a celebration of nature
14 winning entries will appear in Family Guardian's 2006 calendar. Winning entries receive a gift certificate valued at $400 each. Entry deadline is May 31, 2005
RULES
1 Family Guardian's 40th Anniversary Calendar Photo Contest is open to all photographers. The title for the company's 2006 calendar will
be "A CELEBRATION OF NATURE". Photographs may be of any subject (animate or inanimate) or a scene which is a striking example of nature
as found in The Bahama Islands. All photographs must be taken in The Bahamas.
2 DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS MAY 31, 2005.
3 All entries are to be delivered to Family Guardian's Corporate Centre,Village and Eastern Road Roundabout, Nassau, between 9:00am and
5:00pm weekdays only. Envelopes should be marked "Calendar Contest".
4 All entries must be accompanied by an official entry form, available at any Family Guardian office or when published in the newspapers.
5 Only colour images in horizontal format will be considered. Images can be provided as 35mm film or digital images on CD. 35mm film can be
positive (slides) or colour negatives. Digital images must be of high quality (2700 x 2100 pixels or larger). Digital images showing signs
of photo manipulation or compression will be rejected. To ensure the best colour reproduction, digital images should be supplied in RAW, TIFF
or high quality JPEG and in the original colour format the camera uses (LAB or RGB). All entries must be supplied with prints which will be
used in the judging process. The photographer's name and photo subject should be written on the reverse of the print.
6 Judging of entries will be based on beauty, interest, composition, colour, originality and quality of photograph. Preference will be given to fauna
photographed in its natural state, rather than in captivity. The photographs selected will appear in Family Guardian's 2006 calendar. The
dqicslpnof t1e judges will be final.
7 A are ubmitted at the owner's risk. It is the company's intention to return all entries in their original condition. However, Family Guardian
or any loss, damage or deterioration.
valuedat $400 will be presented for each of the photographs used. More than one entry from a single photographer
phic credits will be given in the calendar. The number of entries per photographer is limited to a maximum of 5 photos.
MIong wi th all publication and reproduction rights attached thereto, become the property of Family Guardian and
ihtto use such in the future.
ft, it ffiiated companies or family members are not eligible.
2006 CALENDAR PHOTO CONTEST ENTRY FORM
S NAME ... .................... ......................................... ..... ......... I
TEL BUSINESS ............... ....................HOME ... ............................
PO ............... .STREET ADDRESS..........................
reohht hin the event one or more of my entered photographs is selected as a winner
tO Family Guardian Calendar Photo Contest it will become the property of Family
wn insurance co. Ltd., and Iassign to Family Guardian all rights pertaining to its use
y wntsoever I also confirmthat the photos entered in this contest were taken in
iy the undersigned,
..i ............... NUMBER OF PHOTOS ENTERED .................
(maximum of 5)
wthIphotos to: Calendar Contest, Family Guardian Corporate
,iliJage & Eastern Road Roundabout, Nassau, Bahamas
ENTRY DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2005


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AES OCEAN CAY PIPELINE:
o The approximately 64-kilometer pipeline will be constructed of
steel pipe and installed on the sea floor.
o Natural gas will be transported by the Ocean Cay Pipeline
from Ocean Cay to the EEZ boundary.
0 At the EEZ boundary, the Ocean Express Pipeline will
receive natural gas from the Ocean Cay
Pipeline and deliver that gas
to south Florida.


The Bahamas Gets:


More than $20 million revenue
to the Public Treasury per year.

$9 Million Ucense Fee
*High paying echn Cal Jobs


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IS'1


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a A Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) storage facility will be
constructed on Ocean Cay, Babamas. At this facility, LNG
will be converted to natural gas (liquid to vapor conversion).
0 The LNG facility at Ocean Cay will be designed in
accordance with applicable Bahamian, State
of Florida, and U.S. federal standards.











ENVIRONMENTAL
IMPACT ASSESSMENT


a AES prepared an Environmental
Impact Assessment (EJA) for
the AES pipelines and
LNG facility that evaluate.
potential impacts to the
environment and natural
resources and identifies
measures to avoid or minimize
those impacts .
a The EIA is based on applicable
Bahamian, World Bank, Florida
and U.S.guidelines and regulations.
0 In September 2002. AES
submitted the EIA for review to
The Bahamas Environment,
Science and Technology
Commission (BEST).
0 The BEST Commission
completed its review and
approved the AES project
in early 2004.



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LOCALAND3INTERATIONALNEWS


Buccaneer's treasure


discovered in San Salvador


Man dies in fire
FROM page one
Hanna said the body of a male was discovered in the debris. He
has been identified as 42-year-old Keith Stubbs.
Mr Hanna said a candle may have caused the fire.
Chief Fire Officer Walter Evais said the public wiltlbeu-
advised of precautionary measures required when dealing with
candles or kerosene lamps.
"We are advising persons who do not have electricity or use
candles or-kerosene lamps due to power failure to exercise-
extreme caution and care," he said.
Mr Evans said lit candles should be used on solid bases, such
as glass saucers. Additionally, water should be placed at the base
for suppression reasons.
He also advised that candles and lamps should be kept away
from clothing, linen and curtains.
A customs warehouse fire in Morgan's Bluff, Andros, is
thought to be the work of an arsonist.
The fire, which started at 12.55am Sunday, destroyed two
boats, 13 vehicles and the office shed.
Investigators from Nassau were sent to the island yesterday
to conduct inquiries.


have not been kept informed
of what is happening at the
site, which has been cordoned
off from the public.
"A town meeting was
planned and has already been
cancelled, and nothing has
been said publicly. All we
have are whispers," one
source said.
Apparently, this is not the
first time that treasure has
been found on San Salvador.
Residents claim that
numerous times valuables
have been taken off the island
and out of the country with-
out the government's knowl-
edge.


Immigration raid


FROM page one

on them.
"As a Bahamian I thought
it was very much out of order.
Why come to the club? Why
to a hotel? There are thou-
sands of other things they
could have been doing like
catching drug dealers or fight-
ing crime.
"My thought was, what are
they going to do next? Go into
Atlantis and start raiding? You
could feel the fear among these
Latin people, and it was a very
frightening environment.
"One woman came up to me
and was trembling, saying
please, please say I'm your


wife. But I said 'I'm sorry I
can't do that'," said.the wit-
ness.
Minister of Labour and
Immigration Vincent Peet said
immigration and police forces
have a duty to enforce the laws
of the country. Unfortunately,
sometimes that task is "not
very pretty", he added.
"The security officers know
what level of force to go to.
We can't have our officers
enforcing the law and then
condemn them for doing it.
"That doesn't mean you con-
done any kind of activity but
the bigger point is that the gov-
ernment has an obligation to
enforce the laws of the land
and we are doing that," he said.


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pirates were active in the
Bahamas at a time when
Spaniards were shipping gold
T-ack to Europe from their
Caribbean and South American
colonies.
Since the find, a local resi-
dent, as well as a Nassau
lawyer, have claimed owner-
ship of the land. However, a
Miami woman has alleged
that she is the real owner,
claiming she holds the origi-
nal land papers.
Residents of San Salvador
are annoyed, claiming they


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THE Grand Bahama Children's Home is one of the
local organisations which is set to benefit from the HG Christie Ltd initiative.



Local charities set


to benefit from


HG Christie initiative


THE Grand Bahama office
of H G Christie Ltd. has
launched a new initiative that
will donate a percentage of
every real estate sale to a local
charity.
When a client purchases
property from an H G Christie
agent, it is customary to pre-
sent a gift of appreciation.
Usually, the gift is something
for the buyer's new home, a
gift certificate or simply a
thank you note. With the start
of this new program, money
will be donated to a local char-
ity in the name of the new
property owner. The real
estate agent responsible for
the sale will contribute a per-
centage of the sale and the
company H G Christie will
match that figure. Depending
on the amount of the sale,
contributions will range from
$50 to $2,000.
"I thought it would be a
great way to help our com-
munity and a unique way to


thank our clients by making a
contribution to charity in their
honour," said Lanelle Phillips-
Cole, Regional Sales Director
of H G Christie Ltd. in Grand
Bahama. "Another benefit of
this initiative is that newcom-
ers to the island will be intro-
duced to local charities."

Community
H G Christie expects to give
up to $25,000 to charity during
the first year.-The seven real
estate agents at the local office
of H G Christie are actively
involved with several commu-
nity charities as volunteers or
members. The agents will sug-
gest several beneficiaries for
the client to choose from.
Many local organisations will
benefit including the Grand
Bahama Children's Home,
Beacon School, American
Women's Club Philanthropic
Committee, Pilots Club,
Grand Bahama Home for the


Aged, Red Cross and the
Marcella Carroll Scholarship
Fund. A summary will be pub-
licised monthly, including the
amount of the donations, the
charities that benefited and a
thank you to the new proper-
ty owners who made the
donations possible.
"I think it is important to
take responsibility as a com-
munity for those areas of our
society in desperate need of
assistance. I am most con-
cerned with-out-children who
need the guidance and sup-
port to become valuable mem-
bers of our society," said
Phillips-Cole.
"We really are our broth-
er's keeper and whether it is
our children, our aged, our
disabled or our neighbour in
need, we all have an obliga-
tion to our community to keep
it strong so we can evolve and
better our society at whole.
"Every little bit does
count."


Sol Kerzner is honoured at


2005 Las Vegas International


Hotel and Restaurant Show


SOL Kerzner, founder and Chairman of
the Board of Kerzner International Limited,
was presented with two prestigious hospital-
ity industry awards at the 26th annual Las
Vegas International Hotel & Restaurant
Show (LVIHRS).
Mr Kerzner accepted the International
Hotelier of the Year Award and the Univer-
sity of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Harrah
Hotel College Dean's Medal of Distinction
during the show's International Hospitality
Awards luncheon at the Mandalay Bay
Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mr Kerzner was selected for the inaugural
International Hotelier of the Year award
based on his service to the industry,
contribution to the community and innova-
tion within the international hospitality mar-
ket.
The Dean's Medal of Distinction is the
highest academic award given by the UNLV
William F Harrah College of Hotel Admin-
istration and was presented to Mr Kerzner
based on his long list of achieve, me'its within


the hospitality industry, his management
excellence, focus on human resource devel-
opment, continual participation in industry
organisations and exemplary contributions
to the prestige and public image of the hos-
pitality industry.

Innovator
"Sol Kerzner is a true innovator and leader
within our industry," said Irwin Kishner,
chairman of the International Hotel Awards
committee.
. "His successes are an inspiration to
the hospitality community and we are
extremely proud to honour him with these
awards."
Mr Kerzner has been credited for redefin-
ing the scope and scale of destination
resort/casino development and operation
throughout much of the world.
He is also the first non-American to be
inducted into the American Gaming Associ-
ation's Gaming Hall of Fame.


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Born: 8th March, 1938 Died:9th May, 2002
Three years have gone since you so swiftly passed
away, but the cherished memories still linger on.
Those we love must someday pass
Beyond our present sight....
Must leave us and the world we know
Without their radiant light.
But we know that like a candle
Their lovely light will shine
To brighten up another place
More perfect more divine.
And in the realm of heaven
Where they shine so warm and bright
Our loved ones live forever more
In God's eternal light....
Sadly missed by husband Colin, daughters:
Michele and Siobhan; son Perry; brother, Egbert;
grand children, Litza; Philip; V'Alonne; Michael,
Alistair Jr. and Aprial; numerous other relatives and
friends.
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FINANCIAL INFORMATION

BORRKWOf.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,
S 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
anyfu ,ds as frIom tiime to time are advanced to The Clifton Heritage Authority
rsuL ant to Section 10 of The Clifton Heritage Authority Act, 2004.


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of TheBahamas.




Revu,

Rectl Expenditure (exsc
Repayment of
Capital Development Expen
(excluding loans cont
advances to public co
** Provisional estimates from
* The National Debt amount i

Provisional-estimates
Bahamas to be B$2,52:


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TERMS AND C.ONDIT IONS OF THIE OFFERINGN_


INTRODUCTION................. ........ .. .................... 3

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ..................... ............... .........................3

FINANCIAL INFORM ATION.....................................................4

PURPOSE OF THE BOND ISSUE/USEOF PROCE .................................4,


BSIV.!EUR:

GUXARAN' OR:

A- NOUNT

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The Clifton Heritage Authority

The Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas

B$24,000,000.00


ay 1a diireion dfihe ISSUER and with the consent of the
TOR, be listed and traded on a domestic stock exchange.


INTRODUCTION

'This is a prospectus for the subscription of bonds issued by The Clifton Heritage Authority (The Authority).
This offer is, made solely upon terms and conditions contained in this prospectus, and no person has been
authorized to provide any information or to make any representations with regard to the bonds being offered
other than by way of this prospectus.


w~rND)!1'' ON O ... The right is reserved to reject any application in whole or in part.
APPF CA 1'1ATI:N AND
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thereafter.
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century. The architectural style of the first is associated with enslaved Africans
and this structure may represent one of the earliest slave cabins i The Baamas.
The second structure, a well-preserved limestone mortar floor, led the
archaeologists to further their radiocarbon dating analysis of the site, The
results of the dating indicated a much longer period of occupation, possibly
beginning a early as AD 1100 and extending through Columbian contact,


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MONDAY, MAY 9, 2005, PAGE 17


ITR ATIO ALE


APPLICATION FORM

THE CLIFTON HERITAGE AUTHORITY BONDS DUE 2025. 2030. AND 2035
GUARANTEED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS


APPLICATION NO.
ALLOTMENT NO.
DATE:


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

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


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


Bonds 2025
Bonds 2030
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and undertake to accept any less amount which may be allotted to me/us.

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


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3/4 % Above Prime Rate


Bonds 2025
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B$
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BANK DRAFTS SHOULD BE MADE PAYABLE TO THE CENTRAL BANK OF THE BAHAMAS


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Ordinary Signature

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Miami Herald Business, Stocks, Analysis, Wall Street


Domestic spending to lead




to economic slowdown


* By YOLANDA DELEVEAUX
Senior Business Reporter
AN accelerated increase in domestic
spending is likely to result in a slow-
down in the rate of growth for the
Bahamas external reserves and bank
liquidity..
A softening in net private sector
inflows will result in narrowed growth in
external reserves of $10.6 million to
$717.3 million, as compared to 2004's
$39 million increase to $594.2 million.
Forward projections for 2005 show a
strengthening in domestic economic


growth, anchored in higher projected
inflows from tourism, foreign invest-
ments, domestic construction expendi-
ture and increased credit stimulus, the
Central Bank of the Bahamas' monthly
Economic and Financial Developments
report stated.
It said further that the tourism out-
look is supported by favourable eco-
nomic conditions in the United States,
and the continued relative attractive-
ness of the product brought on by the
weak dollar.
However, rising oil prices continue to
exert some drag, affecting travel costs in


the tourist sector, and is expected'to
cause higher inflation during 2005.
The fiscal sector stands to benefit
from the improving economic climate.
With the expected enhancement of
households' loan servicing ability, assets
quality measures in the banking system
should also improve.
The accelerated increase in domestic
demand is expected to dampen the pace
of external reserves growth and, corre-
spondingly, lead to some reduction in
bank liquidity.
According to the Central Bank report,
the tourism data through March 2005,


indicates that although modest increas-
es in arrivals owing to a strengthening in
visitor traffic for New Providence and
positive trends in the Family Islands
substantiate a picture of recovery for
those destinations, Grand Bahama con-
tinues to experience a significant out-
put gap.
In the public sector, the government's
deficit in the first nine months of fiscal
year 2004/2005 expanded to $227 million
from $77 million in the same period of
fiscal year 2003/2004.
SEE page five


Storms hit


insurance


broker

U By YOLANDA DELEVEAUX
Senior Business Reporter
INSURANCE brokers J S Johnson
and Company Ltd experienced disap- .......
pointing results in 2004 as a result of
hurricanes Frances and Jeanne. l _
The storms wiped out most of the -R"
year's profits for Insurance Company of M kIT h
the Bahamas (ICB), an entity partially a ingI pen
owned by the firm, said managing direc-
tor Marvin Bethell. N VAUGH~N Delaney from the Bank of the
According to its annual report, '. Bahamas International; Georgette Robinson,
income of $1,214,081 from investment in Providence Technology Group; and Gurth Ford
associate ICB in 2003 was reduced to from the Coll ge of the Bahamas
$99,522.
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FIRSTCARIBBEAN Inter-
national Bank is seeking to
open new branches in the
Bahamas, having already
invested $18 million across the
Caribbean in upgrading its
existing network.
Part of the $18 million
upgrade involved the opening
of FirstCaribbean Internation-
al Bank (Bahamas) new
branch at Sandy Port.
Charles Pink, FirstCaribbean
International Bank's chief
executive, said: "Our goal is to
ensure that we always respond
to our customers' needs by
providing them with state-of-
the-art facilities in which to do
their business.
"As well as this $18 million
investment in our branches,
we've recently invested
approximately US$14 million
in our internet and telephone
banking services, for those cus-
tomers who prefer to do their
banking electronically. But we
haven't forgotten those who
wish to come into the banking
hall. Over the next few years
we intend to convert all 80 of
our branches to the new First-
Caribbean look."
The bank has also invested
$50 million Caribbean-wide on
converting all its branches to
a single technology platform.
Mr Pink said: "The message
here is that FirstCaribbean is
investing for the benefit of its
customers: $50 million on new
systems, $18 million on branch
refurbishment and $14 million
on internet and telephone
banking represent a massive
investment in customer service,
and that is what we are about,
innovation in support of our
'CustomerFirst' promise."


OMNI Transfer, a money
transfer company on Fredrick
Street, will open its doors for
business this month.
In the Bahamas, Omni will
represent MoneyGram
[American Express] Money
Express [Capital and Credit
Bank of Jamaica], Unitrans-
fer [Unibank of Haiti] and
MetroBank Remittance of
MetroBank in the Philippines.
All monies are fully insured,
and Omni also offers free
home delivery of funds to
recipients in the Philippines
and Haiti, a free message with
each transfer, and free lodge-
ment payments in Jamaica.
Staff will be on hand who
speak French/Creole and
Spanish, and all transfer appli-


cation forms will be multilin-
gual. Omni will be open on
Saturdays and Sundays.
In addition, customers will
be able to send food to Haiti
and will have the opportunity
to chose from a wide selection
of food products.
Omni also plans to provide
a bill payment service for cus-
tomers that will enable them
to pay all of their utility bills in
one spot.
Within the next three to six
months, Omni plans to open
branches in Centerville,
Lyford Cay, Carmichael
Road, Marsh Harbour, Abaco
and Freeport.
Omni will be monitored by
the Central Bank of the
Bahamas..


Cable Bahamas net income

increases by more than

25% in first quarter


CABLE Bahamas' net
income increased by 25.5 per
cent in the 2005 first quarter,
growing from $2.603 million the
year before to $3.267 million.
For the three months to
March 31 2005, the company
saw gross revenues rise by 17.3
per cent, from $11.619 million in
the 2004 first quarter to $13.631
million.
Net revenues, which account
for franchise and other govern-
ment fees, were up 17.6 per cent


at $13.048 million, compared to
$11.098 million.
Cable Bahamas' operating
income grew by 20 per cent to
$6.43 million, compared to
$5.3:9 million. Expenses
increased at a slightly slower
rate, growing by 15.1 per cent to
$6.618 million compared to
$5.749 million last year.
Net income per ordinary share
rose from $0.13 to $0.16, while
operating income per ordinary
share grew from $0.27 to $0.32.


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I HE TRIBUNE


THERE was brisk trad-
ing in the local market this


past week as almost 70,000
shares changed hands. For


FOR SALE OR RENT'


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


NOTICE



Please note that the offices of Norman
Solomon and the Solomon Group, which
includes the head office of Ardastra
Gardens, have moved from Harrold Road
to East Bay Street.'


The new address is:


N. Solomon & Associates
The Solomon Group
Montague Sterling Centre
East Bay Street
P.O. Box N-4882
Nassau, Bahamas


Tel: (242) 394-2146
(242) 394-2160
(242) 394-2161


Fax: (242) 394-2157

email: marsha@solomon-group-bahamas.com


NISi
Pricing Information As Of:
6 May 2005

52wk-Hi 52wk-Low


1.20 0.95
8.50 8.00
6.26 5.55
0.85 0.82
1.80 1.40
1.04 0.87
8.32 6.76
2.20 1.52
8.49 6.75
1.64 0.36
4.02 3.13
10.40 8.39
8.46 6.60
8.60 8.31
1.99 1.27
10.38 9.50
8.25 8.10
6.69 4.36
10.00 10.00
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low


Abaco Markets
Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark
Bahamas Waste
Fidelity Bank
Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard
Finco
FirstCaribbean
Focol
Freeport Concrete
ICD Utilities
J. S. Johnson
Kerzner International BDRs
Premier Real Estate
Symbol


,


0.95
8.50
6.26
0.85
1.50
1.04
8.32
2.20
8.49
1.64
4.02
10.40
8.46
8.35
1.27
9.60
8.22
5.76
10.00


BId t


the week, the market saw
eight out of its 19 listed
stocks trade of which four
advanced and four
remained unchanged.
The volume leader for
the week was Fidelity Bank
(Bahamas) Limited (BAB)
with 28,000 shares chang-
ing hands and accounting
for 40% of the total shares
traded.
The big advancer during
the week was The Bahamas
Property Fund (BPF),
whose share price rose by a
whopping $0.50, to close at
its new 52-week high of
$8.50.
Also, advancing last
week by $0.45 to post a
new 52-high'of $8.45 was
FirstCaribbean Int'l Bank
(Bah) Ltd (CIB).


* COMPANY NEWS-

Cahla R ahmasLs .imiteid


(CAB) The technology
giant has started fiscal 2005
off with a bang, posting a
1Q net income of $3.3M,
which represents an
increase of $664K or 25%
over the same period last
year.
Net revenues climbed by
$1.9M or 17.6% to total
$13M, while expenses
increased by $869K or 15%
to total $6.6M. Operating
income for the quarter
stood at $6.4M or $1.1M
over the equivalent period
in 2004.
Earnings per share (EPS)
rose by $0.03 year over
year to total $0.16 as at
March 31, 2005.



* INVESTORS TIP
OF THE WEEK

Vacation Planning
With the school calendar
year winding down, many
parents are busy scram-
bling to fund the annual
summer vacation. Many


A ksi


0.95
8.50
6.26
0.85
1.50
1.04
8.32
2.20
8.49
1.64
4.02
10.40
8.46
8.35
1.27
9.60
8.22
5.70
10.00


s m- -1pS Last trice VO Vo. MPS $ Div $ PIE YIeld
13.00 12.50 Bahamas Supermarkets 12.25 13.25 11.00 1,488 0.960 9.1 7.25%
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 10.00 10.35 10.00 0.000 0.800 NM 7.80%
06. 0 0.40RND Holdings 0.29 0.54 0.00 -0.103 0,000 NM 0.00/
im"NO/"Aft.t il R Mi A -1 q N ,
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 1.0931'41"***

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 Fldelilt
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Collna and fidellt
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week
Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Dally Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months NIM Not Meaningful
PIE Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100
* AS AT MAR. 31, 20051**** AS AT FEB. 28, 2005
* AS AT MAR. 24, 2005/*** AS AT MAR. 31, 2005/ **** AS AT MAR. 31, 2005
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with much difficulty as the
money is simply not there.
Unfortunately, many of
these week long shopping
trips, coupled with a detour
at Bush Gardens, will be
funded with loans and the
rest of the year will be
spent repaying the debt.
Over the next few weeks,
we will offer you some con-
crete steps which, if fol-
lowed, will help to ensure
that your next family vaca-
tion is a fabulous stress-
free getaway.


Sten I Start savings now


Like any savings goal,
your vacation target will be
easier to reach the sooner
you start. Financial plan-
ners say its a good idea, if
your budget allows, to put
a small amount of every
paycheck into a separate
savings account set up
specifically for your vaca-
tion.
Once your account is
established, where should
you invest your money?
That depends on how soon
you think you'll need it.
If it's for this year's or
next's vacation, look for
a fixed deposit that
matures within the same
timeframe.
On the other hand, if
you're saving for a dream
vacation that's further
down the road, lets say 3-5
years out, you might con-
sider more aggressive
growth investments like
stocks, which could poten-
tially help your savings
grow more quickly.
But be careful.
Risk and volatility usual-
ly go together, so you will
probably want to shift your
vacation money into more
stable investments as the
time to pack your bags gets
closer.


7 Source: Adapted from
an article by Rick Sauder


NOTICE

FIXED INCOME ADVISORS LTD.
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with section
137(4) of the International Business Companies Act, 2000, FIXED
INCOME ADVISORS LTD., is in dissolution as of April 22nd,
2005.

Daniel Ferres of 4460 NW Doral Ct., Miami, Florida as the
Liquidator.


MARKET WAP


FOREX Rates

WEEKLY
CAD$ 1.2420
GBP 1.8904
EUR 1.2814

Commodities


%CHANGE
-1.35
-0.92
-0.40


WEEKLY%CHANGE
Crude Oil $50.96
Gold $426.90


International
Stock Market
Indexes:

WEEKLY
DJIA;104540

NASDAQ 9i67.35
Nikkei l1,f2.17


2.49
-2.11


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LIQUIDATOR


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0.00 -0.219 0.000 N/M 0.00%
0.00 1.328 0.320 6.4 3.76%
0.00 0.152 0.330 .11.5 5.27%
0.00 -0.057 0.000 N/M 0.00%
0.00 0.122 0.000 12.3 0.00%
0.00 0.007 0.040 14.1 3.85%
0.00 0.589 0.240 14.1 2.88%
0.00 0.259 0.060 8.5 2.73%
0.00 0.673 0.410 12.6 4.83%
0.00 0.258 0.000 6.4 0.00%
0.00 0.406 0.240 9.9 5.97%
0.00 0.662 0.490 15.7 4.71%
0.00 0.591 0.330 14.3 3.90%
0.00 0.710 0.500 11.7 5.99%
0.00 0.082 0.000 15.5 0.00%
0.00 0.818 0.405 11.7 4.20%
0.00 0.561 0.550 14.7 6.81%
-0.06 0.184 0.000 31.4 0.00%
0.00 1.979 0.350 5.1 3.50%
Last Price Weekil Vol. PSI CE).1. R


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2003

IN THE SUPREME COURT FAM/DIV/443

FAMILY DIVISION

BETWEEN

NICOLA PATRICE WHYLLY
Petitioner
AND

WEDLEY JAMES WHYLLY
Respondent

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTED SERVICE

TO: WEDLEY JAMES WHYLLY
NASSAU, BAHAMAS

TAKE NOTICE that a petition for Dissolution of
Marriage by NICOLA PATRICE WHYLLY of the Western
District of the Island of New Providence one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas has been filed in this Honorable
Court endorsed with a Notice addressed to you to enter an
appearance either in person or by your Attorney-at-law at the
Registry of The Supreme Court, Nassau, Bahamas within twenty-
one (21) days of the publication of this Notice in The Tribune.
In default of your doing so the Court may proceed to hear evidence
and pronounce judgement, in your absence notwithstanding.

DATED THE 4th DAY OF MAY, A.D., 2005

HOPE STRACHAN & CO.
Chambers
Equity House
7 Mt. Royal Avenue North
(Hawkins Hill)
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas

ATTORNEYS FOR THE PETITIONER


BUSINESS


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f-


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The Local Stock Market

FINDEX 435.63 YTD 1.321%

BISX CLOSING CHANGE VOLUME YTD PRICE
SYMBOL PRICE CHANGE
AML $0.95 $- 0 -13.64%
BAB $1.04 $- 28000 8.33%
BBL $0.85 $- 0 0.00%
BOB $6.26 $- 0 8.87%
BPF $8.50 $0.50 3000 6.25%
BSL $12.25 $- 0 -5.77%
BWL $1.50 $0.05 6608 -16.67%
CAB $8.32 $- 600 17.18%
CBL $8.49 $0.15 2600 19.58%
CHL $2.20 $- 0 0.00%
CIB $8.46 $0.45 14100 12.95%
DHS $1.64 $- 14000 9.33%
FAM $4.02 $- 500 1.52%
FCC $1.27 $- 0 -36.18%
FCL $8.35 $- 0 4.38%
FIN $10.40 $- 0 7.22%
ICD $9.60 $-0 0 -2.93%
JSJ $8.22 $- 0 0.00%
KZLB $5.77 $0.20 0 -4.79%
PRE $10.00 $- 00 00%

DIVIDEND/AGM NOTES:

FCL has declared a dividend of $0.11 per share payable
on May 13, 2005 to all common shareholders as at record
date April 29,2005.
FAM has declared a dividend of $0.06 per share payable
on May 13,2005 to all common shareholders as at record
date May 5,2005.
BWL has declared a dividend of $0.06 per share payable
on May 18, 2005 to all common shareholders as at record
date May 13,2005.
ICD has declared a dividend of $0.135 per share payable
on May 19,2005 to all common shareholders as at record
date May 5,2005.
CBL will hold its Annual General Meeting on May 18th,
2005 at 5:00 p.m. at SuperClubs Breezes, West Bay Street,
Cable Beach, Nassau, Bahamas.
DHS will hold its Annual General Meeting on May 19th,
2005 at 5:30 p.m. at Doctors Hospital Limited, #1 Collins
Avenue & Shirley St., Nassau, Bahamas.
CHL will hold an Extraordinary General Meeting on
May 20th, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. at J. Whitney Pinder Building,
Colina Insurance Co. Ltd, Head Office, Collins Avenue, Nas-
sau, Bahamas.
BWL will hold its Annual General Meeting on May
24th, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. at The National Tennis Centre, Queen
Elizabeth Sports Centre, Oakes Field, Nassau, Bahamas.
CAB will hold its Annual General Meeting on May 26th,
2005 at 6:00 p.m. at Nassau Beach Hotel, West Bay Street,
Cable Beach, Nassau, Bahamas.



International Markets


i















Storm damage hits broker's profits


FROM page one
Outside of the hurricanes, a
soft market and overall eco-
nomic conditions were also said
to have caused the shortfall,
with net income showing a 27
per cent decline compared to


2003 figures from $6,116,336 to
$4,489,797 in 2004.
The operating income also
experienced a shortfall over the
same period, earnings per share
falling from $0.76 to $0.56.
Despite the lack of prof-
itability during the period, com-


pany officials agreed to main-
tain dividends at $0.14 per quar-
ter for a total of $0.56 per
annum.
He said: "We are optimistic
that our performance will
improve in 2005. Steps are
being taken to increase operat-


ing income whilst containing the
rate of growth in expenses.
"We believe we are in a posi-
tion to capitalise on the
increased economic activity
which is anticipated during the
year."
In his report to shareholders


Company forms IT industry group


* LEROY Archer, Burns House; Brian Hassan, Providence Technology Group; Monneith Thompson, Oceanic Bank and Trust;
Renee Ijeoma, Providence Technology Group; and Ian Fernander from Central Bank of the Bahamas.


PROVIDENCE Technolo-
gy Group has established a
discussion group for informa-
tion technology professionals,
with the aim of shaping the
future and role of IT in the
Bahamas.
The group will focus on IT
issues within individual com-
panies and outside. It will pro-
vide a forum for IT managers
to discuss issues relevant to the
industry in the Bahamas.
The group's first meeting was


held recently, with LeRoy
Archer, managing director at
Bums House, presenting on the
topic "What does a chief exec-
utive want from information
technology?"
He argued that IT Divisions
must be able to demonstrate
value to the chief executive in
terms of ensuring his/her pri-
mary objectives are achieved,
creating shareholder value,
boosting sales, reducing costs
and improving profits.


during JS Johnson's 45th annu-
al general meeting at the Radis-
son Cable Beach Resort, Mr
Bethell said although total
income increased marginally,
about $123,000 to $14,554,425,
expenses increased by 6.4 per
cent, from $9,515,044 in 2003
to $10,134,101 in 2004, result-
ing in a 10 per cent drop in
operating income.
He described some expenses
as non-recurring and said the
company hopes to contain the
rate of increase in 2005.
One highlight for sharehold-
ers was that the company's sub-
sidiary in the Turks and Caicos
Islands had another good year
with profits increasing by more


than 100 per cent. The Bahamas
branches, however, were all hit
by the extraordinary conditions
of 2004.
Mr Bethell said although
2004 was a very difficult year
for the company, with two hur-
ricanes in one month, he was
proud of the way his staff had
responded with the company
able to successfully settle the
majority of claims with mini-
mal complaints.
Included in the financial
statements was $293,742, which
represented progress payments
on the company's new building
in Freeport, Grand Bahama.
The building is scheduled to
open later this year.


Established Company seeking to employ a



ILANT TECHNICIAN

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

Serious inquiries only.


Apply in writing to:
P.O. Box N-1836-AO40
Nassau, Bahamas


COMMONWEALTH BREWERY LIMITED

VACANCY NOTICE

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


POSITION:


STORE KEEPER


DUTIES:

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
administration.
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.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

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.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:

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


Located next to Atlantis,
with 228
beautifully
appointed Junior Suites
and meeting facilities
to accommodate
up to 70 people.

Our guests have
full use of the
exclusive facilities of
the fabulous Atlantis
just steps away.

In-room amenities
include: king size or
double double beds,
sitting area
with sofa bed,
cable tv, refrigerator,
in-room safe,
coffee maker, hair dryer,
complimentary deluxe
continental breakfast
served daily,
Pool with swim-up bar,
Crusoe's garden
restaurant serving
breakfast and lunch,
Bamboo cocktail bar.

Ask about our local
corporate, group and
wedding rates.

Contact our
management team
for a site inspection.








PARADISE ISLAND

1 Paradise Island Drive
Paradise Island, Bahamas


Plas sbmtReum t .O0. Bx g-150
Nassau, B '9,amas


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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 wtb.com> or to fax 356-9432.



UNCOLLECTED U L

SHORT-TERM BENEFIT CHEQUES

NEW PROVIDENCE LOCAL OFFICE

The National Insurance Board's Jumbey Village Local Office is holding
hundreds of uncollected Short-Term Benefit cheques, and many are
in danger of becoming stale-dated. Claimants who submitted claims
of maternity, Sickness or injury Benefits since November, 2004, and
who have not collected their cheques, are asked to contact the Local
Office as soon as possible. Additionally, women who received
Maternity Benefit after December 1, 2002, who have not yet collected
their adjustment cheques are also asked to contact the Local Office.

Claimants may visit the local Office, Located on the Ground Floor
of the Headquarters building on Blue Hill Road, between the hours
of 9:15am and 4:45pm, or may call the Cashier's Department at
telephone number 502-1500.


Claimants are asked to collect their
produce photo identification.


cheque(s) in person, and to


TWO important steps up the
ladder to a prosperous future
for all Bahamians have been
taken by the government.
One was the sale of the last
major hotel investment, lead-
ing to the elimination of annual
losses for taxpayers and the
rebirth of Cable Beach as a
modern resort.
The second was proceeding
with the redevelopment of Nas-
sau's airport, which will facili-
tate the much needed growth
in stop-over tourism.
There are, however, three
other steps that must be under-
taken before we can, in the
words of Martin Luther King,
reach the mountain top and see
the promised land.
The first is the removal of
exchange controls. This will
result in Bahamian capital,
residing overseas, returning
home to spur economic growth.
It will also result in greater for-
eign investment, lower interest
rates and thus a lower cost of
living.
The second is the disposal of
the government-owned elec-
tricity and telephone companies
in order to lower the cost of
these services to all Bahamians.
For far too long have all the
people of the Bahamas had to
bear the burden of these
monopolies. In the modern
world economy, monopolies
such as these are considered
social and economic abomina-
tions.
The third is to remove any
discretion from the issuing of
business licences. This will ban-
ish the possibility of political
control over this aspect of our


citizens' lives as well as increase
competition, thus lowering
prices for the Bahamian con-
sumer.
There is also the need for
licences to be processed in one
or two weeks, instead of one or
two or even three months.

Protection

The necessary protections of
Bahamian interests from a
tsunami of foreign money can
be achieved by a protection
mechanism which would desig-
nate the percentage of foreign
ownership allowed or desired
in any particular type of enter-
prise.
The prosperity and growth


that would blossom following
these bold moves would gener-
ate the revenue to provide the
necessary schools, roads, secu-
rity and other infrastructure and
primary services that are the
sole obligation of any democ-
ratic government.
These steps would throw
the gates of economic opportu-
nity and freedom open to
the broadest cross-section of
our people. These steps would
permit our youth to dream'
dreams that their parents never
could.
We could then boast of the
"Bahamian Dream" with the ,
same confidence that the citi-
zens of that great democracy to
the north west boast about the"
"American Dream".


DEFENCE FORCE RECRUITMENT EXERCISE

Coral Harbour Base 04 May. (RBDF) The Royal Bahamas Defence
Force is presently conducting a Recruitment Exercise. Applications can
be obtained at The Ministry of National Security 3rd floor of The Churchill
Building, Rawson Square, and at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force
Base, Coral Harbour.

The deadline for submission of Applications is 13th May 2005.
Commencement date for training of successful applicants is scheduled
for 22nd August 2005.

Applicants should:

* Be a Bahamian citizen
* Be between the ages of 18 24 years
* Possess a minimum of (5) BJC's or equivalent including Math and
English with 'C' passes or above
* Obtain two character references and a Police Character Certificate

Applicants are required to be successful in all of the following:

* A Psychometric Evaluation
* Recruitment (written) Examination (Math, English, and General
Knowledge)
* Physical Fitness and Swimming Tests
* Vetting Assessment and Medical Examination
* Interview Assessment

Emphasis for recruitment will be placed on candidates with:

* Strong character and leadership qualities
* Desire to maximize potential in a disciplined environment
* Willingness to spend time at sea
* Willingness to conduct tour of duty at satellite base on a Family Island
or outside of The Bahamas
* Good academic background
* Proficiency in a second language
* Proficiency in a musical instrument

Interested persons may contact:

Lieutenant Commander Franklin Clarke
Personnel & Recruiting Officer
Defence Force Headquarters
P.O. Box N-3733
Coral Harbour, New Providence


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GRADUATION

2005


THEME:
"Overcoming Obstacles, Rising to the Challenge"

The public's participation is invited during The College's week
of graduation activities.

DATE TIME VENUE EVENT CONTACT

Sunday, May 22 3:00 pm Eastern Grounds, Nursing Pinning Ceremony Dr. Shane
Oakes Field Campus Theme: "Blazing new trails through Neely-Smith
knowledge and commitment" 325-5551

Tuesday, May 24 10:00am Eastern Grounds, Honours Convocation Camille Smith
Oakes Field Campus Theme: "Strivingfor Excellence 302-4309
Detennined to Succeed" Karen Lockhart
302-4424

Thursday, May 26 7:00 pm Bahamas Faith Baccalaureate Service Lionel Johnson
Ministries Int'l 30-4333

Friday, May 27 6:30 pm Sandals Royal Graduation Dinner & Cheryl Carey
Bahamian Resort Award Cerem .ony 302-4368'
Graduates $55.00 Claire Patton
Guests -$65.00 302-4381

Sunday, May 29 3:00 pm Eastern Grounds, Graduation Exercise Colyn Major
Oakes Fiel Camnpus ... 302-4342


Other Graduation Notes:

* May 11 @ 6:00 pm Graduation meeting in the Student Union Building
* May 25 @ 6:30 pm Graduation Rehearsal and final meeting, Eastern
Grounds, Oakes Field Campus

All persons participating in the graduation exercise must attend the
meetings and rehearsal. Please call Student Activities at 302-4525/4591
concerning any graduation matters.


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Under the patronage of
Drs. Rodney & Christina Smith
The College of The Bahamas

will host

A CHORAL CONCERT

Featuring the works of Audrey Dean-Wright

Saturday, May 21 at 8:00 pm

The National Centre for the Performing Arts
Seven Choral Directors will be honoured
/ for distinguished service


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Patricia Bazard, Pauline Glasby,
Antoine Wallace, Kayla Lockhart-Edwards
& Andrew Curry


Entertainment includes:
Allison Mason (soloist)
JoAnne Calendar (soloist)
Kayla Lockhart-Edwards (storytelling)
Ann Peterson-Higgs (Lithurgical Dance)

Tickets $20 (adults);
$10 (children under 12 years)
Box Office: COB's Office of Research,
Planning & Development

For more information,
please call 302-4303 or 302-4308
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Satupdauj Mai 28, 2005 from 8pm until
Courtjard, COB's School of Hospitality & Toupism Studies

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NOTICE

ROYAL BANK INVITES TENDERS


Royal Bank of Canada invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot #2, Halls Close
Gladstone Road situated in the Western District of the Island of New
Providence on one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
Situated thereon is a Single Family Residence (2) Bedrooms, (2)
Bathroom with a Duplex Apartment consisting of (2) Bedrooms, (1)
Bathroom in each unit.

Property size: 7,661 sq. ft.
Building size: 3,168 sq. ft

This property is being sold under our Power Of Sale contained in a
Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION .OF BAHAMAS
LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope, addressed
to the Manager, Royal Bank Collection Centre, P.O. Box N-7549,
Nassau, Bahamas and marked "tender 1758". All offers must be
received by the close of business 4:00pm, Friday 20th May, 2004.



NOTICE

ROYAL BANK INVITES TENDERS


Royal Bank of Canada invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot #32, Block #2,
Nassau East, situated on one of the islands of the Commonwealth of
the Bahamas Situated thereon is Vacant Land.

Property size: 8,961 sq. ft.


This property is being sold under our Power Of Sale contained in a
Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS
LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope, addressed
to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O. Box N-7549,
Nassau, Bahamas and marked "tender 1515". All offers must be
received by the close of business 4:00pm, Friday 20th May, 2004.



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

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


Reply to:


Finance/ Accounting Position
P.O.Box CB 13048 A


Nassau, Bahamas


FROM page one
On an adjusted basis, less the
$19 million Clifton Cay prop-
erty purchase to be refunded
by the Heritage Foundation, the
shortfall was about $103.1 mil-
lion.
Revenue trends, while
strengthening, continued to
reflect the weakness encoun-
tered during the hurricane sea-
son and are expected to pro-
vide more support for fiscal
consolidation during fiscal year
2005/2006.
The positive outlook for
tourism and foreign investments
is expected to underpin firmer
output growth in 2005 and,
alongside domestic credit stim-
ulus, support a gradual
improvement in the fiscal situ-
ation.
According to the report,
trends in the US and other
external economies remain sup-
portive of this outlook.
During the first three months
of 2005, domestic economic
activity strengthened in com-
parison to 2004.
,The report indicated, howev-
er, that heightened domestic
expenditure, stemming partly
from accelerated credit expan-
sion, contrasted with less
marked increases in private sec-
tor inflows from tourism and
foreign investments.
The build-up in external
reserves consequently narrowed
from the previous year, and liq-
uidity gains moderately signifi-
cantly.
Expansion in domestic credit
during the first quarter was con-


fined to Bahamian dollar claims
on government and the private
sector.

Growth

Bahamian dollar deposits
experienced stronger growth
during the period when com-
pared to the expansion in
Bahamian dollar credit, result-
ing in an increase in external
reserves.
Another monetary and cred-
it trend seen during the period
was the contraction in liquidity,
however.
Narrowed seasonal gains
were recorded in external
reserves and broad liquidity for
the first quarter of 2005, with
an acceleration in credit expan-
sion and slower deposit base
growth providing the parame-
ters.
Looking at comparative fig-
ures for 2004 and 2005 for the
period, excess reserves for the
banking system fell by $26.1
million to $261.15 million, which
was a reverse of 2004's build-
up of $18.7 million.
The Central Bank's net for-
eign currency purchases
decreased to $10.4 million from
$37.2 million in 2004, while the
net purchase from commercial
banks declined to $11.3 million
from $51.2 million.
The decline outweighed low-
er net sales to the public sec-
tor, at $1 million from $14 mil-
lion.
In transactions with the pri-
vate sector, commercial banks'
net foreign currency purchases


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

Call 454-3548



NOTICE

ROYAL BANK INVITES TENDERS


Royal Bank of Canada invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot #1181, Pinewood
Gardens situated in the Southern District of the Island of New Providence
one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated
thereon is a Single Family Residence consisting of (3) Bedrooms, (2)
Bathrooms.

Property size: 5,000 sq. ft.
Building size: 1,413.4 sq. ft

This property is being sold under our Power Of Sale contained in a
Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS
LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope, addressed
to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O. Box N-7549,
Nassau, Bahamas and marked "tender 0814". All offers must be
received by the close of business 4:00pm, Friday 20th May, 2004.


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EXCELLENT CAREER OPPORTUNITY
EXISTS FOR A CHIEF ACCOUNTANT
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
to:
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 @ starwoodhotels.com


WESTIN
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contracted to $12.4 million from
$40 million in 2004, as a larger
decrease registered in purchas-
es than in sales.
Bahamian dollar credit
expansion quickened to $123.6
million from the previous year's
$48.4 million.
Growth in net credit to gov-
ernment more than doubled to
$83.7 million, with an increase
in net credit to government
widening to $15.5 million from
$3.7 million.
Also, private sector credit
expansion accelerated to $42.7
million from $14.6 million, sup-
ported by growth in mortgages
of $39.5 million and $1.5 mil-
lion growth in consumer credit.
Meanwhile, the contraction
in credit to the rest of the public
sector was nearly halved to $2.8
million.

Credit

Touching on domestic foreign
currency credit, the Central
Bank report said it remained
unchanged during the first quar-
ter, compared to growth of
$38.7 million last year.
Net claims on the public sec-
tor recovered marginally by $3.4
million, while private sector
credit fell by $3.2 million, fol-
lowing an advance of $4.3 mil-
lion in 2004.
Bahamian dollar deposit
growth narrowed to $145.8 mil-
lion from $181.7 million. Firmer
demand and savings deposit
gained incrementally to $111.7
million and $35.6 million,
respectively, contrasted with a
reduction in fixed deposits of
$1.5 million, following 2004's
increase of $43 million.
In other economic and finan-
cial developments, the interna-
tional economy trended in line
with expectations during the
first three months of 2005, with
significant momentum provid-
ed by the United States and
China.

Spending

In the United States, the eco-
nomic performance was buoyed
by consumer spending and pri-
vate sector investment, which
continued to grow rapidly.
While the US Federal


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Reserve continued to hold to
its strategy of gradual interest
rate tightening, it noted that
inflation pressures seemed to
be intensifying, partly because
businesses were having more
success in passing higher pro-
ducer costs on to consumers.
In March, the Fed raised the
primary credit and target funds
interest rates by another 25
basis points each, to 3 75 per
cent and 2.75 per cent respec-
tively.
While the higher interest
rates on dollar denominated
assets stimulated some appre-
ciation in the value of the
US currency, the weak outlook
for the dollar was not altered,
since forecasts continued to
project record trade and feder-
al deficits in the medium
term.

Oil

In energy market develop,
ment, OPEC agreed during'
March to an immediate increase
in daily crude oil production by
1.9 per cent to 27.5 million bar;
rels per day.
Nevertheless, oil price'
remained volatile, with the,
extended and severe winter con.;
ditions in North America trig'
gering a further rise in prices,
which reached a new record
high of $59.72 per barrel iff
March.
However, the price for pre.
cious metals, silver and gold;,
declined during the month. -5
As to the global outlook, the
latest International Monetary-
Fund (IMF) World Economic.
Outlook, for April 2005, is fore-
casting steady real growth in thd
United States, at 3.6 per cent in
both 2005 and 2006.
For China, real growth is pro0
jetted*at 8.5 per cent in 2005;:
easing marginally to eight per,
cent in 2006, while the Euro
area is.expected to realise a 1.6.
per cent expansion in 2005;,
strengthening to 2.3 per cent in'
2006.
The annual rate of economic
expansion for the United King-
dom is expected to stabilise at.
2.6 per cent in 2005 and 2006. In"
Japan, growth is expected to be
marginally positive at 0.8 per
cent in 2005, firming to 1.9 per.
cent in 2006.


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WINDINOG BAY
AAC0. DAAMAMS

REAL ESTATE SALES REPRESENTATIVE

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




NOTICE

ROYAL BANK INVITES TENDERS


Royal Bank of Canada invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot #802, Golden Gates
#2, situated in the Southern District of the Island of New Providence
one of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Single
Family Residence consisting of (3) Bedrooms, (2) Bathrooms.

Property size: 6,000 sq. ft.
Building size: 1,136 sq. ft

This property is being sold under our Power Of Sale contained in a
Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS
LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope, addressed
to the Manager, Royal Bank Loans Collection Centre, Prince Charles
Shopping Centre, P.O. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked
"tender 1482". All offers must be received by the close of business
4:00pm, Friday 20th May, 2004.


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SUPREME
COURT

THE SUPREME
COURT
PROBATE SIDE
MAY 12, 2005

2005/PRO/NPR/00203

IN THE ESTATE OF JOSEPH M.
MEZICHRAIKY of No. 46 Ridgway Avenue
West, Orange in the state of New Jersey in
the United States of America,
deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the
expiration of fourteen days from the date
hereof, application will be made to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas on its
Probate Side by JAMES LENNOX MOXEY
of the Eastern District on the Island of New
Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-
at-Law, is the Authorized Attorney in The
Bahamas for the Resealing of a Grant of
Probate in the above estate granted to
KENNETH F. KUNZMUN, the Essex
County Surrogate Court in the State of New
Jersey, USA on the 12th day of September,
A.D., 2002.

signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar


THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE SIDE
MAY 12, 2005

2005/PRO/npr/000210

Whereas STEPHANIE SHIVERS
AND MICHELLE HIGGS of Elizabeth
Estates Subdivision and Washington Street
respectively on the Island of New Providence,
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas, has made application to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas for letters
of Administration of the real and personal
estate of ALEXANDER STAFFORD
HIGGS late of Nelson Street, Yellow Elder
Gardens, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.
Notice is hereby given that such
applications will be heard by the said Court
at the expiration of 14 days from the date
hereof.

signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar


THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE SIDE
MAY 12, 2005

2005/PRO/npr/000211

Whereas VERONICA RAHMING
of Gleniston Gardens on the Island of the
New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has made
application to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas for letters of Administration of the
real and personal estate of COURTNEY
RAHMING, late of Calabash Bay, Andros,
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas, deceased.


Notice is hereby given that such
applications will be heard by the said Court
at the expiration of 21 days from the date
thereof.

signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar


THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE SIDE
MAY-12, 2005

2005/PRO/NPR/00212

IN THE ESTATE OF JOYCE IRENE
GRENFELL late of Flat 8, 34, Elm Park
Gardens The Little Boltons in the Sub-District
of Chelsea in the Administrative Area of
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea,
England, United Kingdom,
deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the
expiration of fourteen days from the date
hereof, application will be made to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas on its
Probate Side by EARL A. CASH of Marlin
Drive in the Western District of New
Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-
at-Law, is the Authorized Attorney in The
Bahamas for the Resealed Grant of
Representation in the above estate granted
to REGINALD PASCOE GRENFELL, the
Executor of the Estate of JOYCE IRENE
GRENFELL who died on the 31st day of
March, 1993 and MARMADUKE JAMES
HUSSEY and TREVOR DERRICK MILNE-
DAY was appointed the Executors by the
High Court of Justice, The District Probate
at Winchester, on the 9th day of August,
1993.

signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE SIDE
MAY 12, 2005

2005/PRO/NPR/00214

IN THE ESTATE OF GORDON LIVIE late
of the County of Broward, in the State of
Florida, U.S.A.,' .
deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the
expiration of fourteen days from the date
hereof, application will be made to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas on its
Probate Side by GILBERT ANSELM
THOMPSON of Chancery House, The Mall,
in the City of Freeport, Grand Bahama, one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, Attorney-at-Law, is the Authorized
Attorney in The Bahamas for the Resealed
Grant of Letters of Administration in the
above estate granted to JOSEPH ROMAN,
the Personal Representative by the Circuit
Court of the 17th Judicial Circuit in and for
Broward County, Florida, U.S.A., on the
19th day of July, 2003.

signed
Desiree Robinson'
(for) Registrar


THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE SIDE
MAY 12,2005

2005/PRO/NPR/00215

IN THE ESTATE OF DAVID WILLIAM
GRAHAM, SR., late of 125 White Caps
Circle, Maitland, Orange County, Florida,
32751, U.S.A.,
deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the


expiration of fourteen days from the date
hereof, application will be made to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas on its
Probate Side by ANTHONY AUDLEY
THOMPSON of the Western District, New
Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-
at-Law, is the Authorized Attorney in The
Bahamas for the Resealed Grant of Letters
of Administration in the above estate granted
to PEGGY W. GRAHAM, the Personal


Representative by the Circuit Court for
Orange County, Florida, U.S.A., Probate
Division, on the 10th day of July, 2000

signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar


THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE SIDE
MAY 12, 2005

2005/PRO/npr/00216

Whereas DENIS WAYDE
DELANCY of 2390 N.W. Road, Coconut
Creek, Florida, 33066, one of the States of
the United States of America, has made
application to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas for Letters of Administration of
the real and personal estate of CORA
ELOISE DELANCY late of Symonette
Street, Western District, New Providence,
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of
the Bahamas, deceased.
Notice is hereby given that such
applications will be heard by the said Court
at the expiration of 14 days from the date
thereof.

signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar


THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE SIDE
MAY 12, 2005

2005/PRO/npr/00217

Whereas LYNN P. HOLOWESKO
of East Lyford Lane, Western District, New
providence one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney
by Deed of Power of Attorney for CAROL
FOWKER, the Personal Representative has
made application to the Supreme Court of
The Bahamas, for Letters of Administration
of the real and personal estate of GRACIELA
SANCHEZ BROWNLOW a.k.a. GRACE
CARLSON a.k.a. GRACE CLAUSS a.k.a.
GRACIELA JOSEPH SANCHEZ late of
San Jose, Costa Rica, but also of Lyford Cay,
Western District, New Providence, one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications
will be heard by the said Court at the
expiration of 14 days from the date hereof.

signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar


THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE SIDE
MAY 12,2005

2005/PRO/npr/00219

Whereas JONATHAN FORBES of
Chippingham, Western District, New
Providence, one of the Islands of The
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has made
application to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas for Letters of Administration of
the real and personal estate of LEWIS
FORBES late of the Settlement of Mangrove
Cay in the Island of Andros, one of the Islands
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
deceased.


Notice is hereby given that such
applications will be heard by the said Court
at the expiration of 21 days from the date
hereof.

signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar


MAY. 9, 10, 11


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DOMINIC DEMERITTE has
cruised to a silver medal at the Geor-
gia Invitational this weekend.
The meet also saw Bahamian
national record holder in the 400m
Avard Moncur, Tamicka Clarke, and
Antonio Saunders in action.
Demeritte, the national record
holder in the 200m, came in second
in a time of 20.64 seconds, with Mon-
cur finishing third in 20.89 seconds.
Winning the event in a time of 20.64
seconds was Trell Kimmons of Hinds
Community College.
Silver
Moncur, who represented the
TOP club also competed in the
400m, finishing up with a silver, in
45.96 seconds.
This was the first 400m ran by the
Moncur, who is looking forward to
running in at least five more meets
before the CAC games.
He was defeated by teammate
Milton Campbell, who ran 45.53 sec-
onds, third place went to David
Dickens in 46.29 seconds.
Clarke was also a double medallist
at the invitational, running in the
100m and 200m.
The gold in a time of 23.93 sec-
onds came in the 200m, and the sil-


ver in the 100m, in a time of 11.87
seconds.
Clarke was nipped at the tape by
Georgia's Felicia Hamilton in 11.85
seconds with Wanda Hudson's 11.93
seconds giving her the bronze medal.
Saunders was the lone competitor
on the field, competing in the triple
jump. He finished up in second with
a best leap of 15.51m.
The distance came on Saunders'
fifth jump, he opened up with a leap
of 13.94m. Saunders is a member of
the Georgia Bulldogs men's track
and field team.
Edging him out for the gold was
Mario Lowe of High Performance
with a leap of 15.74m.
On the circuit Christine Amertil
ran her first 100m of the year finish-
ing up in the second spot behind
Me'lisa Barber, who ran 11.43 sec-
onds.
Amertil's 11.71 seconds beat out
Virgin Islands Laverne Jones' 11.79
seconds.
She went on to win the 200m in
22.91 seconds, this is her second con-
secutive half lap victory.
Hitting the pit again on Saturday
was Jackie Edwards at the Ohio
State meet. Edwards competed
along with 11-year-old Ciarra Brew-
er who set a record for her age
group.
Edwards went on to win the event
with a leap of 21 feet 5 quarter inch-
es. Brewer finished 11th.


Giants toppled by the




Real Deal Shockers


* By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
"REAL Deal Shockers staged
another comeback to defeat Grants
Town Tarvern Giants on Saturday
night.
---The-Shocke-rs, who pulled off a
come from behind victory to
advance into the New Providence
Basketball Association (NPBA)
division II semifinals, stopped the
Giants in their tracks 91-71.
The Shockers had to produce big
baskets in the second quarter to
catch up to the Giants, who jumped
to an early first quarter lead.
The Giants took advantage of the
Shockers sitting back into their zone
defence in the first half, by putting
their post players to work.


Giants' Anslem Culmer was
unstoppable against the shorter
Tony Ferguson, with Culmer
becoming the "go to man" for the
Giants, who dominated the offen-
sive and defensive glasses.
However, the second quarter
belonged to the Shockers, who went


on an 8-0 run to end the half. defensive stand on the Giants at that
Before the run, the Shockers were point in the quarter, disrupting the
down 45-37, with less than a minute flow of the opponents offence for
ir~eihniing-hinthe-hatf-but behind - more than seven trips to the basket.
the hot hands of Corey Williams, Going to Culmer became fruit-
they were able to tie the game. less, they now had to resort on their
outside shot.
Scored. With two quick three's the Giants
had found new life, and had pulled
Both teams returned to the court in within four points.
flat footed, before the Shockers But the Shockers were deter-
made their second run. They scored mined to hold onto their lead, strip-
six unanswered baskets by this ping two balls before moving into
time the Giants had missed their last the final eight minutes.
nine shots. They ended the third with a 14
With six minutes marking in the point lead and weren't about to look
third, the Giants finally managed to back.
score a basket, after trying relent- The fourth quarter the Shockers'
lessly to break through the Shockers' guards Sidney Hillary and Willams
defence. went to work, dazzling the crowd
Shockers had switched up their on hand.


Williams became the top scorer
in the game with 15 points with
Hillary chipping in with 12 points.
The best of five series will contin-
ue tonight at the AF Adderley gym.
Championships
The New Providence Women's
Basketball Association (NPWBA)
held their national championships
this weekend in Freeport, Grand
Bahama.
In game one the New Providence
base team, the Esso on the
Run Angels defeated the Gems 110-
67.
The Angels were lead by Sharelle
Cash who was on fire, scoring 46
points and Suzette Mckenzie with
19 points.


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MONDAY, MAY 9, 2005


The stories behind the news


It was confirmed by doctors
last week that Prime Minister
Perry Christie suffered a stroke.
Last Wednesday morning Mr
Christie underwent a magnetic
resonance imaging (MRI) scan
and there was some "suggestion
of some minor abnormalities ",
said cardiologist Dr Conville
Brown. Later, Dr Brown was
asked to expand on the term of
abnormalities. He said: It would
be at the micro level...


Two young children per-
ished in a house fire last
Monday nightat the corner
of Baldwin and Mertin
Avenue off Farrington
Road.
The deaths of seven-year-
old Isaac Prudhomme and
two-year-old Lamar Fran-
cois marked the fourth and
fifth fire deaths in the
Bahamas this year...


Prej udice:






in black


Sidney Stubbs walked into the House of Assembly
last week after an absence of more than a year. The
Holy Cross MP said his bankruptcy dilemma has made
him a different person and a better MP. House Speaker
Oswald Ingraham informed members of the House that
he had received communications from Evans and Co, the
law firm representing Mr Stubbs, Attorney General
Alfred Sears, and Mr Stubbs himself, advising the House
that the bankruptcy ruling had been annulled by Chief
Justice Sir Burton Hall and that the Privy Council had
ruled in Mr Stubbs' favour. Mr Ingraham said that con-
stitutionally, there were no barriers to the MP returning
to the House...


It's all


and


there


white


lais sItdedytiBaainscE


1hen black
Abaconian
anti-immi-
gration
campaigner
Jeffery Cooper was asked last
month whether he would join a
white-led demo in support of
_.is_cause, his reply was straight
and to the point.
"I'm not joining any Conchy
Joe demonstration," he said,
"I'm going to do things my own
way." He then went on to
blame whites for creating the
Haitian problem in the first
place, saying they had encour-
aged refugees to stay by hiring
them as cheap labour.
When events turned ugly at
Nassau Yacht Club during a
labour dispute a few weeks
ago, black trade unionists were
explicit in citing "Conchy Joes"
as the culprits. The hate-filled
cries of black protesters were
deeply disturbing for caucasian
bystanders.
"The racist filth I heard was
offensive to the ears," said one
onlooker after seeing union
protesters demonstrating out-
side the club. "The whole
atmosphere was virulently anti-
white. It was disgusting."
Now Mr Miller has hinted
that environmentalist Sam
Duncombe attracts media
attention because she is white.
"Had this been a regular
Bahamian of a hue like you
and I, it would not have been
tolerated or she would not have
gotten the coverage that she
has certainly gotten," he said.
He was referring to Mrs
Duncombe's opposition to
LNG projects in the Bahamas,
an issue very close to the min-
ister's heart. What, wondered
Mrs Duncombe, has race got
to do with liquefied natural
gas? An interesting question
and one Mr Miller would
doubtless find difficult to
answer.
However, when things get
really tense in the Bahamas,
racial prejudice, which many
Bahamians pretend is a thing of
the past, emerges once more
in full plumage, a sad legacy of
a time when black and white


* LESLIE MILLER, MINISTER OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY


defined everything.
So how far has the country
come in the 32 years since inde-
pendence? Is it really any clos-
er to being a truly harmonious
multi-cultural society than it
was in the days of the Bay
Street Boys?
Many would say yes,
prugress has been made, and


that the races are far less
polarised today than they were
40 or 50 years ago. But it seems
that just beneath the surface
lies a thick root system of
resentment, its tentacles run-
ning deep into the Bahamian
psyche. Will the day ever dawn
when race is no longer rele-
vant?


Apolitical observer in Nas-
sau said: "It will probably take
at least another generation
before prejudice is finally laid
to rest. As people become bet-
ter educated and more exposed
to what is going on in the out-
side world, race will become
less and less of an issue. But
until then the dimmer elements


of society will continue to fall
back on race whenever they
have an axe to grind."
Certainly, enlightened
younger Bahamians and espe-
cially those who have been
exposed to a university educa-
tion and First World multi-cul-
turalism are beginning to
show the way to a better future


in terms of racial relationships
and understanding.
In this group, black-and-
white marriages are not unusu-
al and everyday social inter-
raction is common. However,
among the less enlightened,
race is still used to influence
political thinking, and it could
be mIfif6y years beforetlutHiifit
of this prejudice is wholly
washed away.
"The higher up the IQ scale
you go, the less black and white
matter," said the observer,
"Racial prejudice is for the
slopeheads, the ignorami and
the bigots. However, there are
a lof of them around. They
probably outnumber the
smarter set by five to one.
There is a lot of work to be
done over the next few
decades."
There's no doubt that the
late Sir Lynden Pindling incited
black against white as a politi-
cal expedient in his efforts to
retain the premiership. Race
became the foundation of the
first PLP administration, and
traces of that prejudice
undoubtedly remain.today, not
just in the PLP itself, but in
society at large.
Its existence is most mani-
fest in the debate over the
FNM leadership, and whether
the white rent Symonette
should ever be given the
chance to become prime min-
ister.
Mr Symonette, son of the
Bahamas' first premier, Sir
Roland Symonette, is seen by
some people of all hues as a
legitimate heir to the party
leadership in spite of the odour
of the Bay Street Boys era with
which he is still linked, proba-
bly unfairly, in the minds of
many. They feel he is rich
enough not to fall into the pet-
ty corruption and graft which
blight the careers of some
politicians, and patriotic
enough to put the nation above
everything.
With a long political pedi-
gree, independent wealth, and

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race card in a dispute with a prominent environmentalist

shows that colour is far from dead and buried as an issue

in Bahamian politics. INSIGHT reports...


* BRENT SYMONETTE, MP FOR MONTAGU


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or


detention


it's


time


to


decide


LWEitl u nIIWishmen t has., nIIot.-been enf1h1orcbIIed for ie Iyears~


hen the
d e a t h
W penalty was
solemnly
Pronounced
for a killer in the Bahamas
Supreme Court a few weeks
ago, the judge's words rang
peculiarly hollow.
SFor as the prisoner was led
from the dock, neither he, his
lawyer, nor those looking on
from the public gallery believed
for a second that he would
actually keep his date with the
hAngman.
:Capital punishment in the
Bahamas now exists in name
only. Enforcement has been
avoided for the last five years
a4 international pressure has
gown for its total abolition
worldwide.
:However, there is still a very
strong body of opinion in the
Bphamas which argues that the
death penalty is a valid
response to rising crime, and
tl1e surest way possible to rid
society of its most odious vil-
lains.
;Are the pro-hangers right?
And if so, why aren't their
views reflected by due enforce-
ment of the law?
iFor decades now, the liberal
lobby in Europe and, to a less-
e extent, the United States has
dIsmissed the death penalty as
" cruel, ineffective and
immoral punishment", to use
tlie words of an editorial in the
left-of-centre London
G Guardian.
LT. actually admit to sup-
porting capital punishment is
tantamount to inviting social
exclusion among the chatter-
ing classes of London and
Europe. The abolitionist cause
has long been equated with
hifh intellect and philosophi-
cal sophistication. To be a
"l anger and flogger" con-
damns you to the margins of
thinking society.
n the eyes of London
Gardian readers, the pro-
h nging crowd are right of
General Pinochet politically,
aid south of George W Bush
intellectually. In other words,
they are seen as reactionary
d'mbheads or to cite the
(.aardian's words again -
"leyond the pale".
If their assessment is correct,
m.ich of the Bahamas popula-
tion can be so described, yet
there are powerful arguments



to suggest .that the pro-hang-
ing lobby may not be the nean-
derthals they are made out to
be.
When David Mitchell
walked meekly to his death at
the appointed hour at Fox Hill
Prison five years ago, there was
barely a murmur of dissent in
Nassau.
His crime the brutal knifing
of a European couple at their
holiday home in Abaco was
seen as vile enough to deserve
the ultimate penalty, and few
complained when the killer
took his morning walk to the
gallows. His innocent, likeable
victims were in the privacy of
their bedroom when Mitchell
gained entrance to the house
and savaged them in a senseless
frenzy. Was Mitchell a candi-
date for clemency? Most
Bahamians thought not.
The evidence was horren-
dous. Mitchell said in a state-
ment "I jooked her plenty" as
he described how he butchered
the wife, ripping out her
intestines in the process.
Her husband was also bru-
tally despatched with multiple
stab wounds. This perfectly
respectable couple were left on
the floor like carcases in an
abattoir. Evidence showed that
the victims put up a heroic
struggle against the stranger
who had slipped through, an
unlocked door in the dead of
night. Their fingers were sliced
by the knife as they tried to
fight him off. Imagine their
sheer terror as they grappled
with this young, powerful and
dangerous attacker as he set
out to destroy them.
Had the London Guardian's
position been adopted, Mitchell
would have been sent to Fox
Hill for life, probably with the


distant prospect of parole. One
day, conceivably, he could be
out and about in society again.
But would society's interests
have been better served?
Pro-hangers argue that pro-
longed incarceration, especial-
ly in a known hell-hole like Fox
Hill, is no less "cruel, ineffec-
tive and immoral" than putting
a man to death.
In fact, they claim that if
there is a humanitarian dis-
tinction to be made, death is
arguably preferable to a swel-
tering prison cell with a waste
bucket in one corner, especial-
ly if one is expected to spend 30
years enduring the putrid
stench and dehumanising con-
finement.


of what pro-hangers consider
extremely spurious arguments.
Constantly, the death penal-
ty is cited as "ineffective", but
pro-hangers argue that this is
statistically impossible to prove.
It is difficult to compute the
numbers who might not kill if
there was a realistic chance of
their being executed as a result.
And there are undoubtedly
some villains who would not
be deterred even if they faced
the prospect of being boiled
alive.
What western society does
know is that crime has soared
dramatically over the last 30 or
40 years and "enlightened"
forms of punishment are doing
little or nothing to stop the


"Hanging is the ultimate

deterrent. The man with

a noose round his neck

never strikes again."
Senior police officer


In Mitchell's case, they
would contend, society need
never fear him again. There is
no prospect of him re-emerging
three decades on, possibly to
vent his resentment on some-
one else. And there is no
chance of escape, an event that
would create understandable
fear in the community. The one
certainty about the death
penalty is its finality.
As a senior Bahamas police
officer told The Tribune:
"Hanging is the ultimate deter-
rent. The man with a noose
round his neck never strikes
again."
Yet the liberal position is
gaining ground in most parts
of the world, often on the basis


trend.
In Britain, where capital pun-
ishment was abolished during
the 1960s, a generation of cal-
lous, armed bandits has
emerged in the last 25 or 30
years, making life on the streets
much less safe than it was in
the immediate post-war era.
These people have no com-
punction about "blowing
away" victims and witnesses
and have learned to treat the
law and its enforcers with total
contempt.
The emergence of Yardie
gangs, in London and other
major urban areas has created
no-go neighbourhoods where
murder, rape and intimidation
are rife. Gang lords rule by fear


and kill without conscience.
Would the realistic prospect of
execution quell the violence?
One thing is known for sure:
the prospect of prison has no
effect whatsoever and some-
thing more potent is needed if
the offenders are to be brought
to heel.
What the argument over the
death penalty boils down to is
this: is the survival, welfare and
possible rehabilitation of
offenders more important than
the protection of innocents?
Many times in recent years,
the liberalising effect on pun-
ishment has had disastrous
results. The redent abduction
and murder of a little girl in
Florida is a case in point. A
convicted paedophile let loose
on society was the culprit, yet
his freedom was considered
more important than a child's
survival. Does that make any
sense to right-thinking people?
In Britain, a nmah freed from
prison a few weeks ago as
"harmless" was caught within
days of release with the half-
eaten brain of his best friend
in a frying pan. The liberal lob-
by was more concerned with
the prisoner's right to be free
than his friend's right to sur-
vive. Is that acceptable?
Pro-hangers believe that, giv-
en a choice between two
imperfect forms of punishment
for extreme crimes, it is best to
err on the side of practicality.
An executed man is not a
financial burden on the state
and he will not be around to
kill and maim again. Is that not
a powerful argument in favour
of the death penalty? Pro-
hangers think it more rational,
and much more sensible, than
what to them appears a woolly-
headed abolitionist approach
to the problem, with killers
often being allowed out to
haunt society all over again
after being banged up for years
at public expense.


In the Bahamas, random,
callous killings are now so com-
monplace that it is hard to
believe that any form of pun-
ishment might prove a deter-
rent for the perpetrators. Their
contempt for the law is all too
evident as they kill gratuitous-
ly and, it seems, often for fun.
Villains are emerging from
such miserable, dysfunctional
backgrounds, with absentee
fathers and wayward mothers,
that survival appears to be of
little or no account to them.
In fact, INSIGHT was told
by a community worker:
"There are young men in our
society who really don't care
whether they live or die. Their
prospects are so bleak, their
everyday reality so unbearable
that there is nowhere for them
to go in life."
With no intelligence, no edu-
cation, no job, nothing resem-
bling an acceptable home, no
worthwhile relationships and
no hope, there is probably little
on earth that could make them
feel worse than they already
feel..
Filled with bitterness, they
see "normal" people as the
enemy, beneficiaries of an
unjust system in which they
have no place.
Mitchell, in fact, appeared to
fall into that category, a plight
made worse by his Haitian
background, which intensified
his feelings of isolation. It's
possible that the people he
killed prosperous foreigners.
who had'made a success of life
symbolised something he
found int6ledrable and to which
he could not aspire. His
instinct, therefore, was to
destroy them.
Would he have thought
again had someone told him as
he wielded the knife: "You will
be hanged for this"? That is
the big imponderable at the.
core of the capital punishment
debate. And it raises the ques-
tion of whether deterrence is
actually what punishment is all
about.
Retribution, outrage, indig-
nation...all have a place in the
punishment process. Rehabili-
tation, too, in those cases where
it is appropriate.
But pro-hangers would argue
that protecting society is what
punishment really seeks to
achieve. And the death penal-
ty, they suggest, cannot be
excluded from the process.
What do you think? Fax
328-2398 or e-mail jmar-
quis@tribunemedia.net


Racism (From page 1C)


a genuine desire to see the Bahamas pros-
t per, he is viewed by his supporters as far
and away the best candidate for the job.
"However," said Workers Party leader
Rodney Moncur, "He unfortunately
belongs to a racist party. The FNM tells
him he can't be leader because he's white.
But I believe he would get widepread sup-
ort if he were to get the job.
S"I think the Bahamian people are ready
to accept a white prime minister. His
father, Sir Roland, was liked by all. If he
comes up with a good political and eco-
nomic agenda, many would be prepared to
vote for him."
Election
It's interesting to note that, at the last
general election, Mr Symonette was by far
the most successful FNM candidate in Nas-
sau. While other prominent party names
like Tommy Turnquest, Dion Foulkes, Carl
Bethel and Janet Bostwick were obliterat-
ed, Mr Symonette held his seat with dis-
tinction, surviving what turned out to be a
PLP tsunami at the polls. However, he is
still an outside bet for leadership because
he's considered to be the wrong colour.
"Unfortunately," said Mr Moncur, "The
FNM has made Mr Symonette lose self-
confidence. They oppose him as leader
simply because he is white, which is some-
thing he can't help. The problem with the
Bahamas is that the race issue has never
been resolved. There has never been open
dialogue on it."
Before the PLP's rise to power in 1967,
the races were polarised on economic
grounds. Apart from a few notable excep-


* tions, blacks were generally Working-class
while whites dominated the business and
professional fraternities. Since then, the
rise of black businessmen, professionals
and college graduates has, been remark-
able.
This has led to a social "overlap" up to a
point, but most Bahamians accept that
there are still two distinct ethnic commu-
nities with only tenuous social connections.
The truth is that, whatever their similari-
ties, it's their differences that prevail in
everyday life and dominate their attitudes.
In "metropolitan" Nassau, racial views
are more liberal than elsewhere, and cer-
tainly more so than in Abaco, Long Island
and Spanish Wells, where white prejudice
against blacks is still considered strong.
"Despite the equalisation of education-
al and social standing between blacks and
whites, one senses there is still something
of a social stand-off between them," said an
expatriate who has lived in Nassau for 40
years.
Social
"In the old days, whites would not invite
blacks to dinner because the social gulf
was so wide. They had nothing to.talk
about and nothing in common. There was,
of course, also a purely racial aspect to
this. Some of the old order felt superior, it's
as simple as that.
"Nowadays, there is much more mixing,
but there are big cultural differences that
can't be ignored. One senses, however,
that the gap is closing among the more
educated classes, even if it is a very gradual
process."


Mr Miller's comment about Mrs Dun-
combe was peculiar in that it suggested she
was receiving preferential treatment as a
white in a black-dominated society. To
onlookers, the comment was illogical, ill-
considered and downright misleading.
In truth, many white Bahamians feel
they have been marginalised politically,
socially and economically since the PLP
won power nearly 40 years ago. Numeri-
cally overwhelmed, they are treated like
irrelevant remnants of the past when in
truth they are very much part of the pre-
sent, with as much commitment to the
nation's future as anyone else.
Dominant
"Why should Mrs Duncombe be
favoured over blacks when blacks are the
dominant force?" asked one white
Bahamian.
"Mr Miller's comments made no sense.
In fact, one would have expected some-
one like himself, as a black Cabinet minis-
ter with all the power, to receive any pref-
erential treatment that was going. I wonder
whether his remarks were not the product
of his own perceived lack of self-worth. It
sounded like something coming from with-
in himself."
Marginalisation of whites has been keen-
ly felt in some quarters. Since 1967, white
Bahamians have been forced to stand by as
black culture has dominated everything.
While wealthy Eastern Roaders have kept
a firm grasp on their economic power,

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* SOFIA Colebrooke-Rose (left) outside court last
week. The 32-year-old was charged with stealing
almost $300,000 from the Kidney Centre.

(The Tribune archive photo)


IT was confirmed by doc-
tors last week that Prime Min-
ister Perry Christie suffered
a stroke. Last Wednesday
morning Mr Christie under-
went a magnetic resonance
imaging (MRI) scan and there
was some "suggestion of some
minor abnormalities", said
cardiologist Dr Conville
Brown.
Later, Dr Brown was asked
to expand on the term of
abnormalities. 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-
spective.
"Under ordinary circum-
stance one would think the
scan was normal. They are
now able to do further 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 mem-
bers 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 recov-
ery I think le is well on the
way to getting out of here
with no significant impair-
ment."
*****

SIDNEY Stubbs walked


into the House of Assembly
last week after an absence of
more than a year.
The Holy Cross MP said his
bankruptcy dilemma has
made him a different person
and a better MP.
House Speaker Oswald
Ingraham informed members
of the House that he had
received communications
from Evans and Co, the law
firm representing Mr Stubbs,
Attorney General Alfred
Sears, and Mr Stubbs himself,
advising the House that the
bankruptcy ruling had been
annulled by Chief Justice Sir
Burton Hall and that the
Privy Council had ruled in Mr
Stubbs' favour.
Mr Ingraham said that con-
stitutionally, there were no
barriers to the MP returning
to theHouse.
Mr Stubbs' return was met
by applause by government
House members and with
pleasure by a number of his
supporters who sat in the
gallery.
*****

TWO young children per-
ished in a house fire last Mon-
day night at the corner of
Baldwin and Mertin Avenue
off Farrington Road.
The deaths of seven-year-
old Isaac Prudhomme and
two-year-old Lamar Francois
marked the fourth and fifth
fire deaths in the Bahamas
this year.


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those whites further down the
financial scale have felt denud-
ed of influence.
Having been subject to indig-
nity and humiliation for so
long, it was perhaps inevitable
that newly empowered black
Bahamians would assert them-
selves to the exclusion of those
who once controlled their lives.
But four decades on, it's prob-
ably a time for reappraisal, and
for whites to abandon the side-
lines and get involved.
Compared with the United
States, or some Caribbean ter-
ritories, there is no doubt that
racial relationships in the
Bahamas are good. There is
very little open tension
between the races, and hardly
ever is crime attributed to
racial motives. In fact, black-
on-black crime predominates,
and whites generally figure
only in lesser, non-violent
infractions. Few crime victims
are targeted because of their
ethnic origins.
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noticed how American spring-
breakers generally stay in their
own racial groups when they
arrive in Nassau. There tends
to be little interaction between
them.

Educated

"Whereas young educated
Bahamian blacks and whites
mix a lot socially, it's notice-
able that the Americans stay
apart. There is a tension, prob-
ably even hostility, between
them, as though there are still a
lot of unresolved issues out
there," he said. "Some black
Americans find it hard to
understand why blacks here are
not hostile to whites. They are
consumed by bitterness, but we
aren't because we don't feel we
need to be.
"No, Bahamians aren't there
yet, but we have come a long
way. Perhaps in a few more
years, race will become a non-
issue in the Bahamas and peo-
ple will see beyond colour to


the real things that make peo-
ple different: good and bad,
honest and dishonest, compe-
tent and incompetent. Colour
distinction really has no place
among thinking people."
Meanwhile, society has to
live with the reality. Last week,
a reader tried to place an
advertisement in The Tribune
for a white babysitter. It was a
request that spoke volumes.
Mutual trust, it appears, is still
a long way off for some people.
Mr Miller, Mr Cooper and
the trade union demonstrators
outside Nassau Yacht Club are
merely manifestations of racial
attitudes which still underlie
every area of Bahamian soci-
ety. But the bigots are in
retreat, it seems, and better
times are on their way, even if
their arrival is still some way
off.

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