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* By A FELICITY INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter
A COURT ruling yesterday
has called into question the
validity of the extradition treaty
between the Bahamas and the
United States
Supreme Court Justice Jon
Isaacs has handed down a ruling
in a drug extradition case which
some legal experts say could
have "far-reaching implica-
tions" for similar cases.
The ruling was in favour of
seven men wanted for extradi-
tion by the US, and led their
legal team to re-apply for their
release on the basis that "the
extradition regime, having fall-
en, leaves no law for their
detainment".
The ruling was made on a
Constitutional application filed
on behalf of the men which
questioned whether they could
be extradited.
The attorney general's office
said that pending appeal, it has
suspended any affect the judg-


* By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
A PROMINENT North
Andros businesswoman is
claiming victimization by the
constituency's member of par-
liament, alleging that he has
openly declared war on her
business to make her less of a


ment might have on the case in
question "and on how others
may apply it to other cases."
The ruling upheld the
defence team's argument that
one provision of the Extradi-
tion Treaty never received
the necessary parliamentary
approval.
The seven men were arrested
during a imuldi-national initia-
tive for their alleged roles in a
drug cartel, reportedly headed
by Melvin Walter Maycock and
Pedro Vincent Smith.
A legal team, including lead-
ing attorney Maurice Glinton,
Henry Bostwick, QC, Godfrey
"Pro" Pinder, Desmond Ban-
nister and Jerone Roberts,
spent months in court arguing
that the Extradition Treaty,
signed on March 9, 1990 by the
then Minister of Foreign Affairs
Charles Carter, was not
enforceable.
The team argued that under
Article 18 of the Treaty, the-.
SEE page ten


threat in the 2007 general elec-
tions.
Labour and Immigration
Minister Vincent Peet, who is
MP for the area, has denied
her claim.
The lady, who wants her
name and that of her business
SEE page ten


Designer cleared of damage charge


* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
WELL-KNOWN Bahamian
handbag designer Harl Taylor
was yesterday acquitted in
magistrate's court of causing
harm and damage to Ameri-
can Kathleen Dwyer.
Magistrate Carol Misciewicz
handed down the not guilty
verdict after hearing Mr Tay-
lor's version of the incident


and determining that Ms
Dwyer's testimony contained
a significant number of incon-
sistencies.
Mr Taylor's lawyer, Gail
Charles, successfully argued
that the prosecution had failed
to prove that the designer did
in fact throw Ms Dwyer against
a wall on March 24, 2004. Ms
Dwyer had also alleged that
during the attack, Mr Taylor
caused damage to a pair of


sunglasses and her IPod com-
puter.
Ms Charles said that due to
the publicity of the case and
the damage caused to her
client's reputation, he would
take the stand in his own
defence.
Mr Taylor claimed that he
never touched or threatened
Ms Dwyer despite the fact that
SEE page ten


* By A FELICITY INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter
and DALTON LAING
Sav La Mar, JAMAICA
Sylvarus McQueen and Der-
mid Daley were yesterday con-
victed of murdering Sean
Adderley, alias Sean:Isaacs.
It took the 12-member jury
only 45 minutes to deliberate
the fate of Bahamian McQueen
and his Jamaican accomplice to
the murder, which occurred on
February 17,2004.
On that date, Adderley was
lounging at Eddie's Bar in
Orange Hill, Westmoreland,
Jamaica. Around 2pm, eyewit-
nesses said, a rental car driven
by Daley pulled up across the
street from the gazebo-style bar.
The men got a warm greeting
from,Adderley, who apparently
SEE page ten










* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
BRITISH police have been
given permission by Bahamian
officials to fly to Nassau to inves-
tigate the death of a two-year-
old boy who was killed when a
speedboat veered on to a beach
and struck him on Paradise
Island.
Bahamian officials have
already given verbal permission
for British police to investigate
the death of a toddler who died
after he was fatally hit by an out-
of-control speedboat.
A spokesperson for the Min-
istry of Foreign Affairs told The
Tribune that the permission of
Commissioner of Police Paul
Farquharson had been obtained
so that the British police could
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* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Free National Move-
ment yesterday announced the
appointment of a financial ser-
vices expert as the party's new
senator.
Following last month's resig-
nation of Senator Desmond Ban-
nister, who, it was indicated,
resigned for personal and busi-
ness reasons, the FNM yester-
day welcomed 41-year-old
lawyer John Kevin Fitzgerald
Delaney to the party's parlia-
mentary team.
FNM leader Senator Tommy
Turnquest said that Mr Delaney
is only the first of many party
members and supporters who
will be presented to the Bahami-
an people as standard bearers
and spokespersons as the FNM
positions itself to go into the 2007
general election.
"In the months ahead our par-
ty will continue to present to the
Bahamian people more persons
like John Delaney, who will join
in our massive thrust to commu-
nicate to the Bahamian people
the FNM's broad-based mani-
festo and plan to restore the
Bahamas once again on a sure,
sound footing from which the
people can see and feel and ben-
efit a better existence, rather than
listening'toendlessproniises and
empty talk,." MrTurnquest said.
gMr Delaeiyga partner at Hig-
gs and Johfson law firm and


expert analyst of financial ser-
vices legislation, said he is not
only eager to contribute to the
Senate within the area of his
expertise, but also to be
approaching the law from a dif-
ferent perspective, "for the bet-
terment of the entire country."
"It is a fantastic opportunity
for me, beyond the law and law-
making process of the Senate, I,
am very much passionate about
the further development of the
community. This is an ideal plat-
form for me to articulate my
views," he said.

Choice
Mr Turnquest explained that
selecting the new senator had
been an "extremely difficult
process," as there were more
than 20 highly qualified candi-
dates to choose from, but said
that ultimately the choice fell on
Mr Delaney because of consid-
erations regarding the future
direction of the FNM.
"I am pleased to have attract-
ed to our team a young Bahami-
an of Mr Delaney's caliber and
intellect, and I am'satisfied that
he possesses the insight, vision
and passion that will endear a
broad range of Bahamians to
him and the FNM," he said.
The FNM leader said that he
did not yet wish to speculate on,
Mr Delaney's political future
after the next general election,
but said that the new senator


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Residents are set to issue court




action over Harbour Island project


* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
HARBOUR Islanders yes-
terday announced their inten-
tion to issue a court action for
a judicial review in protest of
the proposed expansion of
Romora Bay.
The project is seen as too
large aid unsuitable for the
sma Fi y Island, and the
coui. tbt0n:will be issued


More than 150


join to form SHIA


against local government
authorities who approved it in
principle.
More than 150 residents and
property owners, both


Bahamian and foreign, have
come together to form the
Save Harbour Island Associa-
tion (SHIA) in an effort to
have Parmenter Realty's


Romor.a Bay Development
significantly down-sized, or
altogether stopped.
Lawyers Fred Smith and
Elizabeth Thompson has been
retained by SHIA.
Mr Smith said that the town
planning council's approval of
- the development in principle
last month was based on inad-
equate information.
The council's decision was
based, he said, on "two crude


I


* By KILAH ROLLED
Tribune Staff Reporter


AS THE ink dries on the sale of three
major Cable Beach resorts to Baha Mar,
the new owners revealed the reasons
why the deal almost fell through.
Executive vice president of Baha Mar
Development Company Michael Sans-
bury yesterday shed light on the myste-
rious delay on the purchase, which dom-
inated media headlines for weeks.
"The deal almost blew up a couple of
times," Mr Sansbury said, "but it was
never about the money, never the mon-
ey, that caused this deal to almost blow
up."
The plan had been to purchase the
Radisson hotel and the golf course from
the government and to buy the Wynd-
ham and the Nassau Beach hotel from
owner Phil Ruffin.
"Obviously to make this work we
needed to assemble all the land," said
Mr Sansbury. ,
He said Baha Mar entered into a deal
with Mr Ruffin to acquire his assets on
November 19, 2004 and had a 120-day
due diligence period.
On March 19, 2005 the company was
to "give a cheque to Mr Ruffin," Mr
Sansbury said.

Ownership
When March 19 came around and
ownership was not exchanged, reports in
the media began circulating which quot-
ed Mr Ruffin as saying Baha Mar did
not have the funds necessary for the
property.
"We assumed when we did that deal
with Mr Ruffin back in November that
we would conclude our deal with the
government to acquire the Radisson and
the golf course by that deadline,"
explained Mr Sansbury.
"But that did not happen. So we did
not in fact give the cheque to Mr Ruffin
and that caused the deal to be called
off."
Mr Sansbury insisted that the coverage
in the media actually helped Baha Mar.
"It forced the parties, particularly the
government representatives, to go back
to the table and negotiate," he said, "and
happily we came to an agreement."
The transaction was closed one week
ago today, making Baha Mar the full
owner and operator of the three hotels
on Cable Beach and the Crystal Palace
Casino.
. Mr Sansbury said the company's plan
to invest more than a billion dollars in


EXECUTIVE vice president of Baha Mar
Development Company Michael Sansbury speaks yesterday.
(Photo: Felipi Major/Tribune staff)


Cable Beach is a strategic move.
"All of the trends are very positive,"
he said. "Eleven separate airlines fly
from the South Florida market to Nas-
sau.
"The cruise ship passenger traffic in
2004 was up 33 per cent over 2003, part-
ly due to larger ships and also to
increased demand.
"And, I must pay compliments to
Mr Kerzner and his associates, who
have had unqualified success with
Atlantis."
Mr Sansbury said the Atlantis' success
indicates that there is unsatisfied.


demand for the Bahamas and Nassau.
"We believe the Cable Beach resort
can be very successful in serving that
market and serving the people of the
Bahamas," he added.
The Baha Mar project is expected to'
be one of the largest single resort pro-
jects ever undertaken in the Caribbean.
Designs' for the multi-property mega
resort include one of the largest casinos
in the Caribbean, extensive meeting and
convention facilities, a new 18-hole
championship golf course and thousands
of guest rooms in several separately
designed and branded hotels.


site plans and an elevation"
and was made "in the absence
of any information on the pro-
ject's potential impact on the
island in areas such as traffic,
water, electricity, garbage, and
damage to the environment."
"Parmenter Realty partners
have purchased the Romora
Bay Club, and are proposing
to erect 10 buildings with
approximately 40 condomini-
ums and a 50 slip marina.
"The marina dock will cov-
er approximately four acres
of harbour and will be about
six times the size of the gov-
ernment dock," he said yes-
terday in a press release.

Concerns
Mr Smith said SHIA has
serious concerns about the
effect the project might have
on the already compromised
environment, both on land
and in the harbour.
The Harbour Islanders say
they fear that the project,
which if completed as planned
would add approximately 88
rental units to the island, will'
double the current market and
put serious strain on already
over-burdened services such
as water, electricity, garbage
collection and liquid waste dis-
posal.
Mr Smith said that the peo-
ple of Harbour Island do not
wish to see a repeat of the


Valentine's development,
which is still under construc-
tion.
"The massive scale of
Valentine's condominium
buildings and extended mari-
na has permanently destroyed
the residential character of the
south end of Bay Street," he
said.

Ensure
SHIA said it wishes to
ensure that any development
taking place on the island
"proceeds in a manner which
is environmentally sensitive
and which preserves the
unique heritage of the island
as reflected in its architecture
and quality of life."
The association believes
that the approval process for
developments on such a scale
is seriously flawed and will'
seek to ensure that future
development "is responsibly
planned, small in scale, and
respectful of the island's lim-
ited resources."
However developer Darryl
Parmenter told The Tribune
last month that an economic
analysis has shown that Har-
bour Island and the entire
Bahamas stands to benefit
greatly from the development.
He added that an Environ-
mental Impact Assessment
(EIA) will be conducted "very
shortly."


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* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
FREEPORT The 15-year-
old boy who was reported
missing to police by his step-
mother has been found.
Kataro Thomas ran away
from home to be with his bio-
logical mother, Grand
Bahama police said.
Kataro, accompanied by
his mother, Vernetta Parker,
went to the central police
station around 9pm
Sunday.
The missing person's report
filed on May 4.
The teen lived at 56 Glad-
stone Terrace with his father
and stepmother, Hayward and
Rachel Thomas. He left home
while the couple went on a
trip to Abaco on May 1. When
they returned on May 4, he


was not at home.
Police superintendent Basil
Rahming said an officer
assigned to the Missing Chil-
dren's Bureau interviewed the
teen.
He said the boy had moved
in with his father and step-
mother in April.

Friend
He was not getting along
well with them and so he
decided to run away, initially
staying with a friend in
Mayfield Park, the officer
said.
Ms Parker, who lives at 160
Kennedy and Beaconsfield
Drive, said when she arrived
home around 7.30pm Sunday
she met her son there.
She took him to the police
station so that the search
could be called off.


PM's health

improves
. By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
PRIME Minister Perry
Christie's health continues to
improve and he is still recuper-
ating at home after suffering a
slight stroke last week.
Dr Conville Brown, cardiol-
ogist who monitored Mr
Christie's progress while in hos-
pital, told The Tribune yester-
day that his team of physicians
is "encouraging" the prime
minister to follow an exercise
programme.
Dr Brown said Mr Christie is
also getting a "fair" amount of
rest.
"We hope he continues on
this course. We will be
pleased," said Dr Brown.
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PAGE 4, WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2005


I *AU 0TTEDO


THE GOVERNMENT of the.late Prime
Minister Sir Lynden Pindling took every
opportunity to assure Bahamians that it was
accountable to them except, it seems, when
it came to the Public Accounts Committee.
In those days Bahamians saw politics in the
raw when the time came to hide, disguise or
hobble the only committee, over which the
Opposition was appointed to be the "public
watchdog."
In the 1980s, when the Public Accounts
Committee hung up its gloves and called it
quits after years of frustration, then Attorney
General Paul Adderley goaded it back into
action. In view of his own opinion in 1974 that
Bahamasair was out of the Public Accounts
Committee's investigative reach because it was
not the "function of the Auditor General to
audit (its) accounts", its seems that 13 years lat-
er Mr Adderley was only seizing a political
opportunity to embarrass the Opposition when
he discovered that the Public Accounts Com-
mittee was no longer functioning.
Parliament's most powerful standing com-
mittee, scoffed Mr Adderley, had not met for
five years 1982 to 1987.
"Now, that is a criticism that can only be
directed at the Opposition," said Mr Adderley.
"If the Opposition ignores the most impor-
tant standing committee which it controls, I
have to draw to their attention that they are
delinquent iri that respect. That is the parlia-
mentary watch dog of public expenditure."
He said that the Opposition had no control
over what government spent its money on, but
"the how" was in the hands of the all powerful
committee which was at that time not doing
its job.
Mr Adderley claimed he wanted the com-
mittee system to work. But he failed to point
out that his own government was the chief
contributor to the system having stalled.
As a matter of fact the situation was so bad
that the Bahamas went into the 1992 general
election without having the committee's report
on how the PLP government had used public
funds.
In 1987 Mr Adderley told the House that
once the Treasury closed its books for the
financial year, "there is no means and no
method by which you can hide from them pub-
lic expenditure".
But in 1990 Opposition Leader Hubert.
Ingraham complained to:the House that the
Auditor General had refused to appear before
the Public Accounts Committee to answer


questions about how the public's money had
been spent in 1987 the very year that Mr
Adderley was telling Bahamians that no one
could keep this information from them.
Mr Ingraham's report to the House in 1990
as chairman of the committee was interesting.
It shows to what lengths the government of
the day had gone to hide the people's accounts.
"Your committee wishes to report further,"
Mr Ingraham told the House, "that its workis
seriously hampered by the failure of the Audi-
tor General to produce, as mandated by. the
Constitution, the report on the accounts of
the Government of the Bahamas for the year
ending 31st December, 1988. Further, the com-
mittee's work is being frustrated by the failure,
inability and/or refusal of the Auditor Gen-
eral to provide Special Audit Reports for the
years 1985-1987.
"Your Committee is deeply concerned that
the Auditor General reports that at least one of
the Special Audit Reports is missing or cannot
be found. Indeed, the Auditor General
informed your committee that even if the'
requested report is found, he would consider it
'improper' to provide the same."
Mr Ingraham asked the Speaker to assist the
committee in obtaining certain reports, which
according to the Constitution the Auditor Gen-
eral-was duty bound to submit to the Speaker
"without undue delay". Already the reports
were five years overdue and one was missing,
but even if found, would. be considered
"improper" for the committee's inspection -
which raised all sorts of eyebrows; No wonder
the PLP government lost the 1992 election -it
had become so arrogant that obviously it
thought it was accountable to no one.
And here we are in 2005 and a new chair-
man is complaining that he and his committee
are again being frustrated because they cannot
get any accounts to scrutinise.
It is now time to stop and take stock. Some-
thing has to be done whether it be more staff
for the Public Treasury, or stricter time limits
on the Treasurer turning over the accounts to
the Auditor General. Somehow government
has to be made more accountable in the han-
dling of the people's money.
According to Mr Adderley, the only way
that public expenditure can be properly
watched by parliament is by the Opposition.
He might have added that it is the duty of the
government of the day to make certain that
nothing is, done to hinder the "public watch-
dogs" in the discharge of that duty.


What Cable




Bahamas has




not told us


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pie to be throttled. Mr Rick
Pardy in a meeting chaired by
former Marco City rep David
Thompson in Freeport offered
that if government would allow
them into the internet business
then they, Cable Bahamas,
would gladly give up their
monopoly on cable television.
I instantly jumped to the
floor, interrupted, and encour-
aged government to accede. But
alas, Cable Bahamas got its per-
mission and Bahamians were
once again shafted, as the
monopoly exists.
Additionally, the purpose
fibre drop to Jamaica really
does zilch for the Bahamas (nei-
ther will it incur revenue
streams for the Bahamian
shareholders) but allows the
company to reap millions more
by deploying less and gaining
more by simple access of all the
services of television, internet,
VPN (Virtual Private Network)
and data services.
The company's juxtaposing
of sell-out and buybacks are
really schemes to channel
potential revenues to a selected
few, aka Caribbean Crossings,


where the Bahamian share-
holder was not a beneficiary
despite majority funding of the
project by Cable Bahamas,
which truly initiated its startup
through BaTelCo and BEC,
plus others. Is this rosy picture
really a quagmire in the mak-
ing? We'll see.
I wonder if Cable Bahamas
is aware that the Jamaican gov-
ernment, in February 2005,
offered the internet free of
charge to its people... as does
90 per cent of South America.
Uhmmm!
Their renderings were
encouraged by Neil Hartnell's
report: "Cable Bahamas to
launch digital TV package" on
Friday, April 29, 2005. This is
truly a microcosm of the total
picture. Unfortunately we the
public only get to see what's
projected to us.
Cable Bahamas' representa-
tive spoke of the "operating
margins constantly eroding".
Maybe we should take note of
big profits realised through pay-
ments for television service
when only internet service is
required, which is realised in
many business offerings.
ALLAN INGRAHAM
Communications Consultant
Nassaiu
May 2005


EDITOR, The Tribune
CABLE Bahamas' announce-
ment of their plan to launch
digital TV platform is erro-
neous, misleading and, in my
opinion, a downright deceptive
practice.
Cable's intent to provide
more really requires less to pro-
duce. Earlier touts of a fibre
deployment was a half-truth, as
more than 90 per cent of their
end user service is via coaxial
cable, about 10 per cent or less
of their service is a hybrid
fibre/coax architecture.
An existing evidence of this is
the approximately two foot
square green boxes mounted on
electrical poles several miles
apart and are used for inline
voltage induction to provide
power for signal re-amplifica-
tion. In a true fibre environ-
ment, less than 97 per cent of
equipment and manpower are
required; a tremendous saving.
Here is a company with an
unwarrantable monopoly and
no competitors, which has con-
stantly requested rate increases
when a true 'basic package'
scheme is yet to be offered to
the Bahamian people. Also,
more than 60 per cent of their
channel offerings cost zero dol-
lars in subscription fees.
Now, I mentioned earlier that
a digital platform would pro-
duce more but require less to
operate.
Here's how: by converting an
existing headend to a total dig-
ital platform a single outbound
feed to the inter-island fibre
loop eliminates the need for
every other headend in the oth-
er islands, thereby severely
reducing equipment and man-
power needs. Also, subscription
requirements for other head-
ends are there by eliminated
producing another tremendous
savings.
Where Cable Bahamas
appears to be a forward moving
company, they are in essence
functioning on borderline tech-
nology.
A few years ago their offering
of fibre services was truly a
hybrid fibre/coax deployment
which has now come to haunt
them and is evidenced by a new
buildout scheme. The new dig-
ital service will also fall short
unless an FTTP (Fibre To The
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If FITP is surpassed, look for
another offering in two years as
a supposedly new scheme and,
of course, a request for addi-
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ranted.
Again, the lack of competi-
tion allows the Bahamian peo-


EDITOR, The Tribune
A LOCAL newspaper pub-
lished the results of an opin-
ion poll about the leadership
of the FNM. Scoring high in
that poll was Mr Dion
Foulkes.
As you know I have always
supported Mr Foulkes, and I
am pleased to see that the
public feel the way I do.
The next leader of the
FNM must be able to relate to
the masses of Bahamian peo-
ple and must have a vision
and plan for the further devel-
opment of our country. I feel
Mr Foulkes has demonstrated
that he has the "common
touch".
I remember the Foulkes
family growing up on Wulff
Road. They were, and are
today, down-to-earth people.
What I like most about
Dion Foulkes is his strong
desire to help the common


man and woman. As Minis-
ter of Education and Minis-
ter of Labour, he demon-
strated his abilities and vision
for our country. Recently I
read three articles he wrote
for The Tribune and I like his
ideas for the future of educa-
tion in the Bahamas.
There is a great need now
for all of us to come together
to address the problem of
school violence and juvenile
delinquency. Many people I
speak to, especially teachers,
have told me that they did not
have these types of problems
when Mr Foulkes was the
Minister of Education.
If Mr Foulkes reads this let-
ter, I would like to ask him to
give us his views on the vio-
lence which has taken over
our schools.
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* By KILAH ROLLE
Tribune Staff Reporter
ROTARIANS were treated to
a sneak-peek of the redeveloped
Cable Beach strip concept yes-
terday as Baha Mar prepares to
embark upon two years of design
and engineering studies before
beginning construction.
The Rotary Club of Nassau
welcomed guest speaker Michael
Sansbury, executive vice presi-
dent of Baha Mar, and watched a
video outlining the company's
designs for the future Cable
Beach.
The short clip showed the 500
acre property transformed into
several luxury hotels, a casino,
and a marine village, along with
water and sporting activities, all
connected by bridges and water
canals.

Boundaries
The boundaries of Baha Mar's
newly acquired property stretch
from the western side of the exist-
ing Radisson Cable Beach Resort,
and continue south almost all the
way to John F Kennedy drive.
The land continues to the east
as far as the Gaming Board build-
ing on West Bay street, but will
not include Goodman's Bay.
Mr Sansbury anticipates that it
will take a year, after traffic and
engmieeXrifg studies, alpng. with
consultation with the government,
to begin relocating West'Bay
street.
He said the street will loop
around to the south and recon-
nect just east of the present Gam-
ing Board property.
"Everything you just saw in this
video is just a concept at this
time," Mr Sansbury told rotari-
ans. "We have at least two years
worth of design work and engi-
neering studies before the first
nail is hammered, or first shovel
hits the ground.


"It will not surprise me at all if
what actually gets built is very
different from what you saw
here."
Mr Sansbury said Baha Mar is
committed to the programme of
at least three hotels, a marina vil-
lage, a casino, a commercial cen-
tre, a golf course and spectacular
landscaping.
He added that once the two
years of design plans are com-
pleted, another two years of con-
struction would follow, slating the
opening of phase one of
Baha Mar's development for
2009.
"Meanwhile Baha Mar devel-
opment company will continue to
operate the three hotels,"
explained Mr Sansbury. "One of
our objectives in doing the design
and engineering studies is to keep
the existing hotels open as long as
possible so that we preserve
employment and revenue
stream."
A $15 million improvement
programme has already begun at
the Cable Beach Resorts, which
will continue to operate for at
least two more years.
According to Mr Sansbury, a
guest room renovation pro-
gramme begun in 2004 has only
addressed about half of the
rooms.
When this is complete, the
remaining portion of the funds
*will.be Uised to completely renb-
vate the rooms in the Casino'
Tower at the'Wyfidhdm, purchase
new decorative items for the Nas-
sau Beach Hotel, make substan-
tial upgrades to the existing land-
scaping and purchase new casino
equipment.
"So we believe in the current
destination," said Mr Sansbury,
"and we will market it under the
name Cable Beach Resorts, keep-
ing the -independent identities of
the hotels; we will retain the
Radisson and the Wyndham fran-
chises."


* MICHAEL SANSBURY, executive vice president of Baha Mar, watches yesterday's video.
(Photo: Felipi Major/Tribune staff)


Defence Forceofficerssed


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT Labour Minister Vincent
Peet reassured the public that the Royal Oasis
Resort will be sold.
He said strong interest has been expressed
in property.
"Negotiations are ongoing with very strong
interested parties and that is as far as I can
go," said Mr Peet, who noted that the gov-
ernment is eager to see the property sold and
reopened.
"This is a very important property to resi-
dents and citizens here, and government is
making every effort to bring normalcy back to
Grand Bahama."
In the meantime, the minister stressed that
government is making every effort to find
work for Grand Bahamians outside on other
islands.
About 1,300 hotel workers were laid off
last September at Royal Oasis, which was
forced to close due to extensive hurricane
damage.


WEDNESDAY
MAY 11


The government has agreed to pay mil-
lions of dollars in redundancy payment to
workers, who are struggling to meet their
financial obligations.
Mr Peet said the Ministry of Finance is
putting in place an arrangement for payments
to be made to workers within the next two
weeks.
He noted that all legal issues must first
being addressed before payments can be
made.
"The bottom line is that employees will be
paid within the limits that the law provides
now up to $5 million in the first instance.
And the balance that is due would have to be
agreed on by parliament" he explained.
The minister said he expects that there will
be a further communication this week as to
how close government is to making payments.
"I did say it would be two weeks and we
still intend to honour that commitment. All
efforts are being made so the Department
of Labour and Ministry of Finance will meet
the deadline I announced in parliament last
week," he said.


H By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter

A US army veteran has
praised staff members of the
National Youth Service pilot
programme for putting their
lives on the line while extin-
guishing a potentially deadly
fire.
Donald Clair, of Waterloo,
Illinois who visited the youth
service camp in Andros, wrote a
letter to Youth, Sports and Cul-
ture Minister Neville Wisdom
praising the Defence Force offi-
cers who put out a fire at a
Nicholas Town home.
Mr Clair said he observed
Stanly Pitt, Dwight Rolle,


Kelsey Missick and Shanlarah
Lloyd go far beyond the
call of duty to save the
home.
"I observed them getting so
close to the fire that cars next to.
the house were consumed and
could have potentially explod-
ed.
"Yet, they still pulled hoses
that hopefully would dowse the
flames and broke windows to
wet the inside walls, and
the roof of the structure," he
said.
Mr Clair said the marine staff
did everything they could to put
the fire out, even when it
seemed hopeless.
He said they ran out of water


and decided to fill buckets with
sand and carry them to roofs of
adjacent structures, to prevent
more fires.
"I commend them for their
courage, heart and commitment
to their fellow countrymen.
Without a doubt, these men
would lay their lives down- for
their fellow countrymen just on
the possibility that their sacrifice
would create a better
Bahamas," said Mr Clair.
Mr Wisdom said: "I wish to
congratulate and commend
them for their efforts in assisting
the Nicholls Town community
to save lives and property dur-
ing a fire to the home of one of
the residents."


Harrold Road project setbacks


N By NATARIO McKENZIE


THE completion of the Harrold Road develop-
ment project may be delayed once again as con-
tractors on the project have experienced more set-
backs.
According to deputy director at the Ministry of
Works Khader Alikhan the project, which has been
repeatedly held up since 2002, may have to be
slightly delayed once again.
It was announced in April that the project was
due to completed at the end of this month.
Speaking with The Tribune yesterday, Mr
Alikhan said that the unavailability of information
on the location of numerous underground utilities


laid during the road's initial construction is creating
difficulty for the contractors.
These old underground utilities, according to Mr
Alikhan, now have to be carefully excavated and
replaced, a process which "has been going slowly"
despite the assistance of the utility corporations.
According to Mr Alikhan, contractors on the
project have been asked to produce drawings of
exactly where utilities are being laid under the new-
ly constructed roadway.
This, according to Mr Alikhan, will help eliminate
a reqccurrence of the problem.
He said that ducts for the future expansion of util-
ities are also being constructed to eliminate the
need to dig in the area again.


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Minister satisfied with labour




relations on Grand Bahama


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
FREEPORT Labour Min-
ister Vincent Peet met with
several major entities on
Grand Bahama on Monday to
ensure that industrial harmony
and labour relations are being
maintained between manage-
ment, unions and workers.
The minister was concerned
about allegations by officials
of the Grand Bahama Port
Authority workers' unions.
Mr Peet said he was gener-


ally satisfied with the co-oper-
ation, maturity, and good
labour relations that exist at
the various properties, partic-
ularly at Our Lucaya Resort
and BORCO.
He met with both sides to
seek clarification on issues
raised last week in the media
regarding labour negotiations
relating to termination of
employee benefits.
"We wish for there to be
continued harmony in the
workplace on Grand Bahama,
which has in fact experienced
tranquillity and a maturity


THE people of Inagua are still hopeful that
a fish farm will be built on the island, a local
councillor said last night.
They feel the next move is in the hands of
investor Mr George Lockwood, who walked
away from the project several weeks ago after
six years of fruitless talks with government
representatives.
"We still feel and hope the fish farm will go
ahead," said Mr Leon Turnquest. "Every-
one here wants this to happen."

Progress
Mr Turnquest said Cabinet ministers who
addressed a town meeting three weeks ago
had explained that further progress was now
dependent on the Californian businessman.
Mr Lockwood, an aquaculture expert,
wanted to build a $20 million facility on
Inagua to produce salmon and other sea
products for the international market.


"We wish for there to be
continued harmony in the
workplace on Grand Bahama,
which has in fact experienced
tranquillity and a maturity
which we welcome."

Labour Minister Vincent Peet


which we welcome," he said
at a press briefing at the prime


minister's office.
He noted that government
is making efforts to ease the
unemployment situation on
the island by ensuring that
Grand Bahamians are
exposed to more job oppor-
tunities.
Mr Peet said he was very
pleased with the outcome of a
job fair held in Freeport by
the Department of Labour
and Kerzner International on
Monday.
S"Representatives of Kerzn-
er advised me that the quality
of applicants was extremely
high. I am hopeful that many
of those applicants would be
part of the Kerzner team," he
said. ,

Investment
Kerzner's initial investment
of $650 million is expected to
climb to $1 billion. It is pro-
jected that 2,000 to 2,500
workers will be employed dur-
ing the construction.
The minister was equally
excited about the economic
turnaround at the Westin and
Sheraton at Our Lucaya
Resort in Freeport.
"I was very happy to see the
progress being made at the
property, where a vast major-
ity of employees are Bahami-
ans. It also serves as a model


He felt the fish farm would revitalise
Inagua's economy and provide an alterna-
tive employment source to Morton Salt,
which is the mainstay of island life.

Frustration
However, Mr Lockwood walked away in
frustration some weeks ago after claiming he
was getting nowhere in talks with the gov-
ernment.
The government, in turn, said he had failed
to provide an environmental impact assess-
ment and expressed disquiet about funding.
At a recent East Nassau Rotary Club meet-
ing, Mr Lockwood said there was still hope,
judging by government's response, that the
idea could be revived.
Islanders say the farm, if it goes ahead, will
be the first substantial investment on the
island since the first'salt plant was established
in the 1930s. .. .


property for good labour rela-
tions," he said.
Mr Peet said he was also
encouraged by the successful
implementation of the
Bahamianisation policy at
BORCO, where the only
expatriate is the company
president.
"I was tremendously heart-
ened by that, and the fact that
BORCO continues to pro-
vides good paying, high qual-
ity jobs to Bahamians."
Mr Peet also visited the
Grand Bahama Shipyard and
Freeport Container Port and
Power Company, which are
operated by Grand Bahama
Port Authority.
The minister said he was
generally pleased with the
health and safety of workers at
both plants.
Port Authority executive
vice president Albert Gray


assured the minister and the
union that there has been no
change in the policies regard-
ing labour relations
with employees in the Port
Authority Group of Compa-
nies.

Negotiate
He also noted there will no
termination of employee ben-
efits as they negotiate a new
labour contract with the
union.
"We value the relationship
we have had in the past with
the union and will do whatev-
er in our power to maintain
that relationship.
"So rest assured that the
management of the Port
Authority would continue in
its efforts to be fair and there
would be no-employee benefit
removed," he said.


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67 migrants adrift at sea


* SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico
A MIGRANT adrift at sea with 66 others
on Tuesday called 911 and guided a U.S. heli-
copter to their boat, an official said, according
to Associated Press.
The boat's engine failed as it was making an
illegal voyage from the Dominican Republic
to Puerto Rico and at least one of the
migrants had a cellular phone, said Lt. j.g.
Eric Willis, a Coast Guard spokesman.

Signals
A migrant dialed 911 and reported to police
that they were adrift and didn't know where
they were, Willis said. The emergency service
was able to determine from signals given off
by cell phone towers that the call came from
the northwest corner of Puerto Rico, he said.
Police relayed the call to the Coast Guard,
which dispatched a helicopter and two cutters,
Willis said. The U.S. Caribbean territory's
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with a plane, Willis said.
All this time, the migrant remained on the
line with authorities and said he could hear a
helicopter circling nearby but could not see it.
When the helicopter sounded like it was mov-
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he was able to guide the chopper to the boat.
A Coast Guard helicopter eventually spot-
ted the boat some 14 miles northwest of
Aguadilla. The migrants 66 Dominicans
and one Haitian were taken aboard an
arriving cutter. They will be repatriated
Wednesday, Willis said.
Each year, thousands of Dominican
migrants make the journey across the Mona
Passage, a perilous strait which separates the
Dominican Republic from Puerto Rico.
The Dominican Republic has been in eco-
nomic crisis over the past two years, though
there have been recent signs of improvement.
Last year, 110 illegal migrants died trying to
cross the Mona Passage. This year, at least 31
have perished.


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Grand Bahamians




flock to job fair


* By DENISE
MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
FREEPORT More than
400 Grand Bahamians
turned' out Monday in
hboes of being recruited to
work on Atlantis's $650
million Phase 3 develop-
ment.
The job fair, organised by
Kerzner International for
skilled construction work-
ers, was held at Christ to
the King Hall in Freeport.
Kerzner is expected to
start construction this sum-
mer and is looking to
employ between 2,000 and
2,500 workers by January
2006.

Register
A steady stream of per-
sons poured into the hall
from 8am to register for
various construction jobs.
About 300 persons had
registered by noon, accord-
ing to Labour official Bar-
bara McCartney.
Godfrey Toote, immigra-


tion and labour manager at
Kerzner Development said
the company wanted to
come to Grand Bahama in
search of skilled workers to
assist those unemployed
following hurricanes Fran-
cis and Jeanne last year.
"We need skilled electri-
cians, concrete masons, car-
penters, steel welders, dry
wallers, et cetera, and we
wanted to come to the
nation's second city to draw
from what is here before
we go looking elsewhere,"
he said.
About 1,300 workers at
the Royal Oasis Resort lost
their jobs when the resort
was forced to close due to
extensive damaged caused
by the hurricanes.
"Once we get going in
June it is going to boom
quickly and we are going to
peak at 2,000 and 2,500
workers in January of 2006
which will be sustained
through the year," Mr
Toote said.
Salaries start at $6.50 an
hour and vary according to
various trades.
Alex Reckley, a business


development consultant,
said Kerzner is working
with the Department
Labour to ensure that the
project creates as many
opportunities as possible
for Bahamian labourers.
"We orily want to employ
expatriatd workers when
we have exhausted the
entire Bahamian work-
force.

Maximise
"And that is one of the
reasons why we are here to
maximise the opportunity
to reach all Bahamian per-
sons interested," he said.
After construction is
completed, he said that
there is a, possibility that
some.worbkers, if qualified,
would be able to seek
longer term employment at
the hotel.
The Department of
Labour is also registering
18-year-old grade 12 stu-
dents for training with
BTVI and Kerzner in areas
such carpentry, masonry,
dry wall erection, and weld-
ing.


'Consummate professional'



retires from tourism ministry


N By AMBROSE
J MORRIS
Toronto, Canada
DESCRIBED by her col-
leagues as a consummate pro-
fessional in tourism sales, mar-
keting and administration,
Stephanie Hanna-Jones has
retired from the Bahamas Min-
istry of Tourism after 33-years
of service.
Her retirement as regional
director of groups and admin-
istration at the Bahamas tourist
office (BTO) in Toronto,
Canada brings to close an
impressive career.
Moving to Toronto in 1971
with three young children and
her husband, Stephanie
joined the BTO in March of
1972 as an administrative assis-
tant.
Her keen business sense and
marketing skills were soon dis-
covered by management,
resulting in her meteoric rise
in the organisation.

Promoted
In 1977 she was made
administration manager and
promoted again in 1980 to sales
manager with responsibility for
the development of Bahamas
promotions in Canada.
In April 1987, she was trans-
ferred to Los Angeles, Cali-
fornia, tq fill the post of region-
al manager.
.During her tenure in Los
Angeles Mrs Jones led her
sales team in producing numer-
ous promotional events for the
Bahamas.
Subsequent transfers saw her
move into senior management
positions at the Bahamas
tourist office in Miami, Florida
in 1990 and the Grand Bahama
tourist office in January of
1993, where she spearheaded
the development of numerous
community-based tourism pro-
grammes, including the suc-
cessful Grand Bahama
Tourism 2000 initiative.
In April 1996, Mrs Jones'


GIFT PRESENTATION: Bahamas tourist office (BTO)
staff presents a gift to regional director Stephanie Hanna-
Jones at her retirement dinner in Toronto. Left to right:
Ambrose J Morris, public relations manager; Cherry Upton,
film commission manager; regional manager Steven Johnson;
Mrs Hanna-Jones and sales co-ordinator Stephen Wells.


tour-of-duty came full circle as
she accepted a transfer to
Toronto.
With the same determina-
tion as in her first posting, Mrs
Jones led her team in develop-
ing innovative strategies to
promote the Bahamas in Cana-
da.
Always mindful of her
unique location, Mrs Jones
regarded her employment with
Ministry of Toutism as "an
opportunity to see the world
with a safety net." It allowed
her to travel extensively, live
and work in world class cities
while providing a connection
to home.
Under Ms Jones' direction,
the Bahamas' presentation in
the annual "Caribana" parade
was a notable success during
her early years at the BTO in
Toronto.
For several years, the vibrant
display of Junkanoo, showcas-
ing Bahamian costume, music
and dance was a favourite of
the over one million revelers


that crowd the streets to watch
the parade.
A founding member of the
Association of Bahamians in
Canada (ABC), Mrs Jones
would often host events in her
home to keep everyone con-
nected.
She was also guardian
to countless Bahamian youths
sent to. Canada to attend
boarding school and
university. -

Posted
"Wherever Stephanie was
posted, be it in Canada, the US
or Grand Bahama Island, staff
regarded her as a confidant and
mentor," said Bridgette King,
national director in charge of
BTOs in North America and
a former prot6g6 of Mrs Jones.
Deputy director of tourism
for Grand Bahama David
Johnson said: "Stephanie Jones
is a woman of integrity who
served the Bahamas Ministry
of Tourism with distinction."


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Four are finally in the dock in the




complicated case of 'God's banker'


AFTER more than 20
years, four people
have finally been charged with
killing "God's banker".
That death was one of the
defining events in a complex
web of intrigue that stretched
from the Vatican to the
Bahamas and South America,
forcing a global crackdown on
offshore finance that is still
ongoing.
In 1982, 62-year-old Rober-
to Calvi supposedly committed
suicide after the collapse of
Banco Ambrosiano, Italy's
largest private banking group,
which he headed. But an
inquest the following year left
open the question of whether
his death was suicide or mur-
der.
Then, in 1998, an Italian
Judge ordered the exhumation
of Calvi's body for another
autopsy there have been three
so far. And, following a detailed
case review, prosecutors con-
cluded two years ago that Calvi
had indeed been murdered.
Now, three Italians and an
Austrian have been indicted in
Rome for the murder and will
stand trial in October. They are
businessman Flavio Carboni, his
ex-girlfriend Manuela Kleinzig,
and two men with alleged Mafia
ties Pippo Calo and Ernesto
Diotallevi.

Stalian prosecutors believe
Calvi was killed partly
because he knew too much
about Mafia money-laundering.
They allege that Calo ordered
the killing, and that the other
three suspects lured Calvi to his
death in London. But there are
lots of other theories circling
this case.
In fact, no other event apart
from the assassination of Presi-
dent John F Kennedy has
spawned so many conspiracy
stories. The Financial Times
once described the collapse of


Banco Ambrosiano as the
gravest crisis in the history of
Western banking. And the
Bahamas was a key link in a
global puzzle that took years to
unravel.

Back in those days, Ban-.
co Ambrosiano Over-
seas was one of the top players
in the Bahamian financial sec-
tor. Its flamboyant Swiss presi-
dent, Pierre Siegenthaler, was
a leading member of the sail-
ing club, and Calvi himself
maintained a luxurious villa at
Lyford Cay. The bank's multi-
million-dollar Bay Street office
overlooking the harbour was
said to be one of the biggest
non-hotel investments in the
country.
"The wealth and power of
Banco Ambrosiano of Milan -
the largest private bank in Italy
and parent of the Nassau bank -
is strongly evident," wrote Tri-
bune reporter Athena Dami-
anos after a guided tour. The
four-storey building featured a
retail banking hall, a vast mar-
ble stairway, luxurious appoint-
ments, an impregnable security
system, and penthouse apart-
.ments for the use of visiting
directors.
Among those directors was
Cardinal Paul Marcinkus, the
powerful head of the Vatican's
own bank the so-called Insti-
tute for Religious Works. The
IOR was a principal sharehold-
er of Banco Ambrosiano and
was closely linked to the finan-


cial scandals, eventually cough-
ing up $250 million to pay cred-
itors after the collapse.
When Banco Ambrosiano
opened the doors of its plush
Nassau offices in April 1982,
Siegenthaler joked about the
lavish appointments: "We don't
have gold phones, but the style
of this organisation is to do
things with taste and to do it
well...We're going to be here a
long, long time."
Less than four months later,
Calvi was dead, Siegenthaler
and his 53 employees were out
of a job, and the fancy East Bay
building was on the auction
block. Siegenthaler later spent
time in a Swiss prison and died
in an alpine avalanche a few
years ago.

The scandal began to
unfold shortly after
Banco Ambrosiano opened its
Nassau office. Italian auditors
uncovered more than a billion
dollars in questionable loans
made through the bank's
Bahamas subsidiary to dummy
companies in Panama. Calvi
disappeared and a few days
later his body was found hang-
ing under a London bridge.
Italian authorities learned
that the Panamian companies
were secretly owned by the Vat-
ican bank, which had begun
making offshore investments in
the 1970s. Through a maze of
subsidiaries, the dummy com-
panies had borrowed $1.2 bil-
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Bahamas branch, which had in
turn borrowed the money from
banks in Europe.
The Vatican insisted that
their ownership was only nom-
inal, and that Calvi and others
used the IOR name for their
own purposes. Cardinal
Marcinkus claimed the IOR had
made a mistake in signing doc-
uments obligating the Vatican
to repay the loans.
Calvi was also said to be
skimming funds that the bank
was laundering for the Italian
and American Mafia. And he
was also found to have bribed
Italian president Bettino Craxi.
As a result, Craxi was forced to
resign and became a fugitive
from justice in the early 90s. He
died in exile five years ago.

According to newspa-
per reports, Banco
Ambrosiano channeled Vatican
money to the Contras in
Nicaragua and to Solidarity in
Poland during the 1980s for
political reasons. The bank's
managers also siphoned off
funds via fictitious banks to per-
sonal shell company accounts
in Switzerland, the Bahamas,
Panama and other offshore
havens.
In August 1982, the bank's
Nassau subsidiary went into vol-
untary liquidation. And lawyer
Geoffrey Johnstone, accountant
Clifford Culmer and, banker.
Jack Smith presided over -one
of the most complex and diffi-
cult wind-ups in the history of
Bahamian law.
In mid-1984, an agreement
was reached to pay the banks
that had made loans to the
Ambrosiano-IOR group about
two-thirds of their money -
some $600 million. Of that,
almost half was paid by the Vat-
ican bank on the basis of non-
culpability. At least $400 mil-
lion is still unaccounted for.

That's the bare bones of
the story. But there are
deeper implications.
"What was the Calvi affair all
about?" one commentator
asked. "I think that it signified
the intersection of several very
powerful segments in Italian
society that all had internation-
al connections. It certainly
wouldn't be the first time where
the interests of nation states,
gangsters, the Vatican and intel-
ligence services overlapped."
This comment refers to
Calvi's connection to a decades-
long covert campaign of the
Western alliance called Gladio
(from the Latin for sword).
Gladio was set up by the
British and Americans after the
World War II as a network of
clandestine cells designed to be
activated behind the lines in the
event of a Soviet invasion of
western Europe. In some
nations these anti-communist
secret armies became a source
of internal subversion, while in
others they remained a prudent
precaution.

"R eports say Calvi
R helped finance the
Italian secret army by siphon-
ing money from Banco
Ambrosiano and using the Vat-
ican bank to launder the funds.
Whether as a result of black-


mail or political ideology, he
funneled huge sums to a secre-
tive Masonic lodge known as
P2, which was run by one of the
co-ordinators of Gladio, a for-
mer fascist.
The election of Karol Wojty-
la as Pope John Paul II in 1978
led the Vatican bank to send
money to support the Polish
trade union, Solidarity, which
eventually brought down that
country's communist regime.
Much of this money was pro-
vided by the Americans as part
of their Cold War campaign
against the Soviet Union.
And, of course, there is the
decades-old rumour that Pope
John Paul I who died in 1978
after just 33 days in office was
murdered because he wanted
to investigate the Vatican's
shady financial deals.

The Banco Ambrosiano
scandal was preceded
in 1974 by the collapse of
Franklin National Bank, an
American institution set up by
the Vatican's hand-picked finan-
cial adviser, Michele Sindona.
This event brought the inter-
national banking system to the
edge of disaster and forced reg-
ulators to develop, new super-
visory measures.
As a result, rich countries
formed the Basel Committee
on Banking Supervision to
address the rapid changes tak-
ing place in global financial
markets. In 1983, the Basel
Committee revised its regula-
tions to deal with supervisory
weaknesses exposed by the
Banco Ambrosiano collapse.
The committee underlined
the importance of information
exchange between national
banking supervisors and speedy
communication between host
and parent authorities when
serious problems developed in
any part of an internationalF
banking group.
Ever since, the industrialised
countries have been tightening
the rules of international
finance to curb money launder-
ing, terrorist funding and fraud.
And our financial services sec-
tor has come under increasing
pressure as a result.

THE MISSING BOYS -
TWO YEARS ON

Two years have passed
since a sensational
killing spree began on Grand
Bahama that consumed the
nation's attention for months
on end.
Tough Call was running The
Nassau Guardian at the time,
and can clearly recall the inten-
sity of feeling that the disap-
pearances aroused, both in the
newsroom and the community
at large.
Five schoolboys disappeared
without a trace between May
and September of 2003. They
all came from low-income
homes and worked as packers
at the downtown Winn Dixie
supermarket. Two were from
single-parent homes.
Jake Grant, 12, was the first
to vanish on May 9. Mackinson
Colas, 12, was reported missing
on May 16; Deangelo McKen-
zie, 13, on May 27; Junior
Reme, 11, on July 29; and
Desmond Rolle, 14, on Sep-
tember 28.

The disappearances
sparked a wave of hys-
teria across Grand Bahama and
in Nassau. Police were totally
stumped, and they reacted
defensively by throwing up a
wall of silence that helped
foment grisly rumours that
damaged the reputations of sev-
eral people.


The rumours included Satan-
ic cults, abduction by foreign'
slave traders, and sexual abuse.,
In an editorial, the Freeport
News criticised police for not.
keeping the public informed,
during the investigation:
"We suspect that this con-
striction of information is more'
of a political than a law enforce-.
ment decision. This does not
make sense. The media can be a.
valuable ally to discredit'
rumours before they do the
damage that was done to the
good names of several promi-
nent Grand Bahamians recent-
ly when they were linked to the
disappearances'."
The six-month-long mystery,
ended in late October with the
indictment of a man charged
with murdering four of the boys.
and another man. Cordell Far-
rington, 35, a warehouse
employee at Kelly's Freeport,
was charged with five counts of.
murder in Freeport magistrate's
court.
The fifth count was that he
killed Jamaal Kareem Robins,
22, sometime between Friday,
July 12, 2002, and Sunday,
October 26, 2003 at Freeport,
Grand Bahama.

A s these were indict-
able.offences, Far-'
rington was not required to
plead and was remanded to Fox
Hill Prison. The media was
banned from court during
arraignment. Farrington was
indicted in the Supreme Court
at Nassau in April of last year
and is still in prison awaiting tri-
al.
Police were under tremen-
dous pressure to produce results
during the investigation. In ear-
ly October 2003 they arrested
three people on the basis of tips.
.Although they denied
rumours that human body parts
had been found in a food store
freezer, aotjne point a team of
officers sealed off and searched
the downtown Winn Dixie
supermarket, causing a sensa-
tion.
After exhausting all avenues,
foreign expertise was enlisted.
Officials from the FBI, Scotland
Yard and the National Centre
for Missing and Exploited Chil-
dren in the United States joined
in the search efforts.
And America's Most Want-
ed, the popular TV show hosted
by John Walsh, was about to
produce a segment on the miss-
ing boys. Walsh worked for the
Bahama Out Islands Promotion
Board years ago when his
young son, Adam, was abduct-
ed and killed.
inister parallels were
also drawn to the fact
that 24 years ago, three
other schoolboys (Mitchell Bap-
tiste, Brian Pennerman, and
George Lewis, all of them 12),
disappeared in one afternoon
on Grand Bahama without a
trace.
But in spite of all this effort,
the case was not broken until
Farrington turned himself in.
Only one body has ever been
found that of Jake Grant, the
first to vanish. But in that case
four other juveniles were held
responsible for manslaughter.
They were discharged a few
days ago for lack of evidence.,
Meanwhile, Farrington
remains at Fox Hill. His lawyer,
Romona Farquarson, has
applied for a change of venue
from Freeport to Nassau, but
does not expect the case to
come to trial soon.
"There are many others
awaiting trial for serious crimes
who have been in jail three or
four years. Their cases will be
heard first."


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Bahamian fish called upon to


answer man


ion


FISH from the Bahamas have
given the answer to an age-old
question in a recent scientific
survey size really does matter.
According to a researcher
from Washington University,
the females of two species of
fish studied in the survey prefer
males with larger genitalia.
But while more endowed
males are more likely to get
mates, they are also more likely
to be eaten by predators -
because their genitalia hampers
their swimming speed.
Brian Langerhans captured
small fish related to guppies.
He studied two species of fish
which give birth to live young -
Gambusia affinis, caught in
ponds in Texas, and Gambusia
hubbsi from the Bahamas.
Now the discovery could help
to explain how predators influ-
ence genital evolution and the
formation of new species.
The study has now been pub-
lished online in the Proceedings
of the National Academy of Sci-
ences.
In the Bahamas, gobi and
barracuda prey on the inch-long
guppy relatives. In Texas, there
were predators such as bass,
bluegill and green sunfish.
Both species of fish have
gonopodia tube-like sex
organs extending from their
bellies which are waved in front
of females to attract mates.
Langerhans, interviewed in
the Florida Sun Sentinel, found
that males from habitats which
contained predators had small-
er sex organs by about 15 per
cent than those without.
"It's not so dramatically obvi-
ous to our eyes," Langerhans
said.
In an effort to find answers,
Langerhans filmed a video of a
male, then and played the
movie for the female side by
side with film of the same male
with a digitally enhanced sex
organ. In tests, females spent
80 percent more time with' the
better endowed version.


The more

attractive

the mate,

the more

likely he is

to be eaten


But it was not all plain sailing
for better-endowed males.
Those with larger genitals were
also 20 per cent slower bad
news for any aquatic being try-
ing to escape a hungry predator.
."If there are predators
around, good luck surviving long
enough to even get a chance to
mate," Langerhans said.
Langerhans also believes that
his findings may help to explain
the development of tail swords
in some fish female fish may
be akin to gonopaedia in terms
of attracting females.
Females seem more attract-
ed to males with larger swords,
but predators are also attracted
to their larger tail-fins.
In laboratories without the
inconvenience of predators,
males produce offspring with
similar-size gonopodia mean-
ing that the trait is mostly deter-
mined by genetics, not by envi-
ronment. But the presence or
absence of predators can push a
population toward one size
extreme or another by select-
ing for either fleet fish or males
who can attract the most mates.
But even though giving birth
to better-endowed offspring.
makes them more attractive to
predators, it is a temptation
which the females do not seem
to be able to resist.


* THE Baha Men clockwise left to right Jeffrey Chea; Herschel Small; Colyn 'Moe' Grant; Patrick Carey; Anthony
'Monks' Flowers; Isaiah Taylor; 'Sweetboy' Leroy Butler; 'Dreddy' Rick Carey; and 'Friday' Ryan Andrews


Baha Men make their debut


with America's favourite family


THE music of Grammy award-winning
group the Baha Men featured in a new
episode of The Simpsons on Sunday.
Baha Men recently produced a remake
of their global hit song, Who Let The
Dogs Out, called, Who Wants A Haircut,
which debuted on the Fox channel.
During the special, Bart's younger sis-
ter Lisa enters a talent competition called,
"Li'l Starinaker", where the winner will


be animated into an episode of "Itchy
and Scratchy". Lisa's father, Homer, bails
her out, but ends up becoming her crazed
star dad.
Baha Men recently returned home to
The Bahamas, after a two-date concert
performance in Puerto Rico. The pro-
gramme also included other recording
artists and international musical stars like
Jose Feliciano and Jon Secada.


The Baha Men are currently developing
songs for their new CD to be released
later this year.
The album will be recorded locally in
The Bahamas.
'Holla', is Baha Men's most recent CD
appearing on record store shelves. The
title track is the title track of last sum-
mer's animated movie blockbuster,
Garfield.


Wildlife plea to save



our national heritage


WILDLIFE species unique
to the Bahamas can only sur-
vive if Bahamians learn to fully
appreciate their national her-
itage.
Carolyn Wardle, Bahamas
National Trust (BNT) ornithol-
ogy group co-ordinator, said
that the natural heritage of the
Bahamas should be celebrated
as "a valuable national asset".
"This is an unprecedented
opportunity for education and
the generation of pride in what
is uniquely ours.
"It is also an important call
for greater responsibility to
safeguard our unique species
and valuable national asset.
"Our birds are an irreplace-
able part of our natural heritage
and given the global trends in
species extinction we must
ensure the education of every-
one to ensure their survival,"
she said during this year's
Caribbean Endemic Bird Fes-
tival.
Conservation organisations
throughout the Caribbean have
launched the month-long-cele-
bration of unique birds found
in the region.
In the Bahamas, three species
of bird which are unique to the
country are being celebrated.
The festival runs from Earth
Day on April 22 to Interna-
tional Biodiversity Day on May


22, and is co-ordinated by the
Society for the Conservation
and Study of Caribbean Birds
(SCSCB).

Events

Activities will include exhibi-
tions of drawings and paint-
ings by local schoolchildren,
public lectures, church services,
bird-watching excursions, and
theatrical productions in cele-
bration of the region's rich bird
life..
In launching the festival,
Andrew Dobson, president of
SCSCB, said, "This festival is a
celebration of the magnificence
and diversity of life found
throughout the Caribbean, and
an acknowledgment of the
region as an irreplaceable
repository of global biodiversi-
ty.
"More than one in five
Caribbeanbird species are
found nowhere else on the
earth.
"Thanks to this annual festi-
val, people will learn to appre-
ciate the value and global
significance of our region's
birds and other wildlife and join
us to help conserve them for
future generations to enjoy;" he
said.
In the Bahamas the celebra-


tions are being led by members
of the BNT ornithology group,
which organised presentations
for schoolchildren on May 3 to
5 at the Retreat on Village
Road.
They also organised a lecture
on birds at Friends of the Envi-
ronment in Marsh Harbor Aba-
co on April 28, and a bird-
watching expedition at the
Retreat on May 7.

Conservation

The Caribbean is recognised
as one of the top three areas on
the planet for biodiversity con-
servation, because of the high
number of endemic plant and
animal species.
But according to BirdLife
International, the birds of the
Caribbean are today more
threatened than they have ever
been in their history, primarily
due to destruction of their habi-
tats.
Countries taking part in the
festival include: the Bahamas,
Saint Lucia, Guadeloupe, Mar-
tinique, Bermuda, Cuba, Puer-
to Rico, Dominican Republic,
Jamaica, Dominica, Trinidad
and Tobago, Anguilla, Antigua,
St Vincent and the Grenadines,
Montserrat and the Cayman
Islands.


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Judge's ruling in drugs case calls




extradition treaty into question


FROM page one
Bahamas government must pay
for the expenses incurred in the
process of extradition; yet the
House of Assembly never
approved the fiscal responsibil-
ity.
Justice Isaacs spent about an
hour and a half reading the
judgment, and it is expected to
be available in print to the legal
teams today.
Lawyers representing the US
and Bahamas governments were
led by Francis Cumberbatch.
US officials declined to com-


ment on the ruling.
Mr Glinton spoke to The Tri-
bune outside the Supreme
Court: "The applicants were
successful on the fundamental
ground which they took, which
was the enforceability of the
Bahamas/USA Extradition
Treaty.
"The extradition regime as it
heretofore existed between the
Bahamas Government and the
US collapses because'of its
unenforceability."
"The ruling was that it ought
to have been laid beforepiparlia-
ment as to its making nd its


terms. The treaty provided for
payment by the Bahamas gov-
ernment for extradition expens-
es the agreement operates
as a charge on the Consolidated
Fund," he said.
"By constitutional law, that
would have required a resolu-
tion of the House or an act of
parliament. The judge upheld
what we argued to be a funda-
mental principle of the Consti-
tution. Parliament is the keeper
of the purse."
Mr Cumberbatch told The
Tribune that as of Tuesday
afternoon, the attorney gener-


al's office had already submitted
an application for appeal in the
Court of Appeal.

Appeal

At the end of the judgment
reading, Mr Cumberbatch
asked for a stay of the judgment
to allow time for an appeal. The
stay was granted and therefore,
the men cannot be released
from prison as yet.
Also at that time, Mr Glin-
ton re-applied for the release
of the men on the basis that


"the extradition regime, having
fallen, leaves no law for their
detainment".
"However, the judge deferred
his decision based on certain
intimations coming from the
Attorney General's office on
their intent to appeal," said Mr
Glinton.
Mr Roberts told The Tribune:
"The extradition regime has
fallen and as a result of this
judgment, all persons whose
extradition has been requested
under this regime, ought to also
have benefit of this judgment
in that the regime cannot be


applied in their case."
However, Bernard Turner,
Director of Public Prosecutions,
pointed out that the judge
stayed his order pending the
prosecution's appeal, so his rul-
ing has not yet gone into effect.
Mr Turner would not com-
ment on the implications the
ruling could have on other
extradition cases until he had
read the ruling.
The seven men are: Brian and
Lynden Deal, Trevor Roberts,
Devroy Moss, Gordon New-
bold, Shanto Curry and Shel-
don Moore.


FROM page one
visit to be brought up to date
on the local investigation.
It is not known, however,
when the officers will arrive
or what form their investiga-
tion will take.
However, Assistant Com-
missioner Reginald Ferguson,
who is in charge of crime, had
no knowledge of permission
being given to allow the case
to be reinvestigated. He said
as far as the police were con-
cerned, the investigation into
the case had been completed.
"The matter went to coro-
Aier's court and was deemed
h_ accidental death and the
ile was sent to the attorney
general's office. When the
coroner in London started
their investigation we supplied
them with files and they have
completed their investiga-
tion," said Mr Ferguson.
A spokesman for the UK
Foreign Office told the BBC:
"The Foreign Office is hold-
ing discussions with the Home
Office and Bahamian govern-
ment about the possibility of
the British police travelling to
the Bahamas to look at this
case.
"Consultation is still ongo-
ing. We don't know when or
what form any visit may take."
The family of Paul Gal-
lagher claim that Bahamian
authorities have refused to
carry out a full inquiry and
last month demanded that
Prime Minister Tony Blair
and the Queen of England
expel the Bahamas from the
Commonwealth.


Paul, 40, and Andrea Gal-
lagher, 39, had been vaca-
tioning at the Atlantis resort
in August, 2002, when their
youngest child, two-year-old
Paul Jr, was fatally struck by
an out-of-control speedboat.

Silence

They claim they met a "wall
of silence" from Bahamian
authorities. The Gallaghers
still insist that local authori-
ties did not give their son's
death due attention because
they wanted to protect the
country's tourist industry.
The Gallaghers also
announced that they planned
to write to No 10 Downing
Street and Buckingham
Palace in an appeal to have a
proper investigation.
Now the UK Foreign
Office, according to the BBC,
has received verbal consent
for a visit. However, written
consent is also needed.
In 2003 an inquest in the
Bahamas determined that the
death was accidental, howev-
er a British coroner recorded
an open verdict.
Paul died from the serious
head injuries he suffered
when the boat hit him as he
dozed on a sun lounger on the
Paradise Island beach.
He died in hospital five
days later.
Clare Rowley, the Gal-
lagher's lawyer told the BBC
that: "This is a massive step
for the family, something that
they have been waiting for a
long time."


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who died at her daughter's
residence in Mount Vernon
on Sunday, May 8th, 2005,
will be held at Glad Tidings
Tabernacle, Kemp Road on
Thursday at 11:00am, May
12th, 2005. Rev. Irene
Russell officiating.

She is survived by four daughters, Yvonne Roberts,
Pauline Albury, Shirley Roberts and Francis Newbold;
four grandchildren, Joanne Kemp, Gregory and Glen
Newbold and Valerie Hall; four great grandchildren,
Loren Kemp, Kyle and Tyler Hall and William
Newbold; three nieces, Helen Martinborough, Elaine
Ford and Kathy Reed; three nephews, Harry Glen
Eldon, Charles Eldon and Richard Kemp Jr.; and
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Bahamian is convicted



of shooting notorious



drug dealer Adderley


FROM page one
knew his murderer very well.
Rumours in Orange Hill are
that McQueen was hired as a
"hit man" in a drug deal gone
..:,sour.
Adderley offered his
"friend" a drink, and while the
drink was being mixed,
McQueen took up Adderley's
cup and drank the contents
before putting the gun to his
head. He squeezed the trigger
numerous times. Adderley suf-
fered from four gunshot
wounds. The 37-year-old
Adderley was rushed to hos-
pital by private vehicle, but
died of his injuries.
Justice Horace Marsh spent
all day Monday giving his sum-
mary to the jury. For half an
hour yesterday morning he


refreshed the evidence for
them before sending them into
closed quarters.

Summary

During his summary, Justice
Marsh read the statements the
two men gave the police.
McQueen told police that
the witnesses were either mis-
taken or they were lying. He
said when he was arrested at
the Norman Manley Airport,
he was not trying to flee the
country, but was accompany-
ing someone else, who was
scheduled to fly out that day.
Daley, who grew up in
Retirement Village, West-
moreland, admitted to police
that he did rent the vehicle for
Daley. He said after giving


Daley the car, he caught the
bus, to Sav La Mar. He and a
female friend were shopping
at Court's furniture store when
he got a call that he was want-
ed by police for questioning
about the murder.

Silence

Both men chose not to
speak from the witness box or
the prisoner's dock during the
trial. They maintained their
right to remain silent.
Justice Marsh plans to sen-
tence the men tomorrow.
Parliamentarians in Jamaica
have recently been debating
the capital punishment issue.
No one has been put to death
for murder in Jamaica for
some time.


Businesswoman claims



to have been targeted


because of election


FROM page one
to be withheld at this time,
claims she is being attacked
verbally by Mr Peet since pub-
licly expressing her intention
to offer as an independent can-
didate in the next general elec-
tion.
"Politics is never a nice
game," she said. "Ever since I
announced that I'm running
against him, he has come out
saying that it would be unreal-
istic of me to think that he
would not come after me.
"There has been a lot of
pressure from other govern-
ment branches on my business
since I have voiced this desire
to run against him," she
claimed. "But this pressure


would not stop me from run-
ning. Absolutely not. That just
motivates me to do what I
have to do," she said.

Backlash

In response Mr Peet lashed
out at the Andros woman,
stating that he is not in the
position to respond to foolish-
ness, and that he has no time
to play games with persons
simply trying to gain political
mileage.
"I know who you're talking
about and this is clearly a sick
and desperate woman. If
someone is not prepared to
voice who they are, you are
giving them political mileage


without allowing them to get
the same kind of licks and
blows as I would in this politi-
cal arena.
"They want to come in say-
ing things and don't want to
call any names. But I don't
respond to anonymous crap.
"This comes with the terri-
tory but that's why we like
them to use names so that you
can sue them and make them
pay for what they say.
"Once you're in public life,
whatever comes, comes. But
we can't accommodate these
folks. If they want to stay face-
less then let them stay face-
less," he said.


UK police to



further look



into death


Taylor

acquitted

in case of

damage

FROM page one
she barged into his office unan-
nounced and uninvited.
He said she poked her finger
at him, and shouted: "Why are
you lying?" and "Where is my
money?"
Mr Taylor said he repeatedly
asked Ms Dwyer to leave the
premises. However, he said, she
continued to scream and create
a scene until eventually she sat
into the love seat outside his
office.
He said that although he did
see Ms Dwyer with a handbag
that day, he never saw the sun-
glasses or IPod computer that
were reportedly damaged.
Davlin Forbes, the then office
manager at Mountbatten House
where Mr Taylor's office is
located, testified that Ms Dwyer
did come in that day to see Mr
Taylor. She said that Ms Dwyer
left the waiting area after saying
that she was going to the
restroom. However, she said,
Ms Dwyer went upstairs where
she heard a "ruckus." She said
that Ms Dwyer said she had
been assaulted and Mr Taylor
told her to escort Ms Dwyer off
the premise.
Dr Charles Cates who exam-
ined Ms Dwyer two days after
the incident, said she had a
bruise on her lower leg and ten-
derness on several parts of her
body. He also said that X-ray
results indicated some degen-
erative problems in the spine
but said they were inconsistent
with trauma.
He added that she claimed
she experienced pain at a level
of seven on a ten-point scale
and that he prescribed medica-
tion for her. However on cross-
examination, he testified that
pain is subjective and one of the
benchmarks for tenderness is
pain.
Magistrate Miewiscz accepted
the defence's argument that the
doctor's reports of injuries were
inconsistent with Ms Dwyer's
previous claims of injury to the
arm, buttocks and chest. She
also agreed that Ms Dwyer had
given several versions of the sto-
ry to the courts and police
regarding why she was upstairs,
when a bathroom was several'
feet away from the waiting area;
why she was at Mountbatten;
House at all; why she did n ot
immediately go to the police or
a doctor and about her actions
in the hours between leaving,
Mountbatten House and return-
ing home.
Magistrate Miewiscz said that
the case came down to credibil-
ity between Mr Taylor and Ms.
Dwyer. The magistrate said
there were too many inconsis-
tencies in Ms Dwyer's testimo-
ny to prove that an assault had
taken place without reasonable
doubt.
She also accepted the
defence's claim that Ms Dwyer
had been motivated to proceed'
with the assault charge as a
result of a pending Supreme
Court case between her and her
boyfriend and Mr Taylor.
Mr Taylor was visibly pleased
at the ruling and hugged his
mother after being acquitted.
Ms Charles said her client is
very excited to focus on his
designs for next season, whidi is
what he does best. .
Ms Dwyer, however, claimed'
that the prosecution did not pre-
sent her case and that evidence
supporting her claim was not
allowed in court. She said she
was very disappointed in the
rulin ,


PAGE 10, WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2005


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Chance for the Bahamas to take



the lead in environmental tourism


TRAVELLERS are begin-
ning to demand more than sim-
ply a nice tan and a suitcase full
of souvenirs as a reminder of
their vacation.
So says Dr Alex Brylske,
marine biologist and training
manager at the Coral Reef
Alliance.
Speaking at a diving and sus-
tainable tourism seminar put on
last week by the Ministry of
Tourism and the Bahamas Dive
Association, Dr Brylske
explained that "environmental-
ism", is increasingly becoming
the defining theme for travel-
ers.
Dr Brylske said that when
these visitors come to destina-
tions such as the Bahamas, they
want to take back something of
substance. These enthusiastic
travelers also want little tidbits
of knowledge about the loca-
tion they visit, he said.
This new awareness is fast
becoming the driving force
behind the call for environ-
mental accountability, he said.
During the two-day seminar,
attended by environmental
action groups, local divers and
the media, the marine conser-
vation expert gave a series of
presentations on topics, like:
"understanding coral reefs",
"promoting sustainable atti-
tudes and practices" and "mar-
keting sustainable tourism."
Dr Brylske said that with a
growth rate of nearly 30 per
cent per year, nature-based
tourism is becoming one of the
fastest growing segments of the
travel industry today.
Marine tourism is at the top
of this segment; generating rev-


enues in excess of $385 billion
worldwide.
In the Caribbean, marine
tourism is credited with earn-
ing nearly half of the region's
gross national product.
However, in the past 30 years,
Dr Brylske said, 20 per cent of
the world's coral reefs have
been destroyed.
He said threats to coral reefs
presented by coastal develop-
ments, land-based pollution and
overfishing continue to grow.

Change

But as the world, and even
the Caribbean, watches the
steady deterioration of their
marine environment, the
Bahamas is able to assert an
advantage.
The country is quickly
becoming known among marine
travelers for healthier, less
threatened coral reefs. Accord-
ing to Dr Brylske, the coral
reefs in the Bahamas are in "rel-
atively good condition" even
though they can no longer be
described as pristine.
Coral reefs are home to 25
per cent of all known marine
species.
Dr Brylske said that land-
based pollutants like sewage
were detrimental to corals, as
they increase the growth of
plants like algae, which stifles
coral growth by blocking expo-
sure to light.
Over-fishing could also prove
detrimental, he added, as the
mass removal of certain reef
species could lead to an ecosys-
tem imbalance.


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Foreign Minister meets with Japanese ambassador


* HIS Excellency Hiroshi Fakurai, Ambassador of Japan to the Bahamas, paid a courtesy call on Foreign Affairs and Public
Service Minister Fred Mitchell on Monday at the Ministry of the Public Service on Meeting Street.
(BIS Photo.: Derek Smith)


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WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2005, PAGE 11













Andros youth signs on the dotted



line for Chub Cay development


NICHOL' S-Town rr-NIr-
Andros Scores of high school
students and other Androsians
have applied for jobs at Chub
Cay as it prepares-to.go-through-
a $250 million renovation and
expansion.
Jobs being offered include
utility manager, power plant
operator, water/wastewater
plant operators, plumbers, car-
penters, masons electricians,
engineers, construction super-
visors and foremen, heavy
equipment operators, skilled
and unskilled labourers.
The job fair was hosted by
North Andros MP and Labour
and Immigration Minister Vin-
cent Peet, DevMat (Utilities)
Bahamas, and Bahamas Con-
struction and Development.
"We're glad to see the great
turnout here," said David Keev-
er, engineering vice president
of DevMat Utility Resources,
who was interviewing applicants
last Friday.

Development

DevMat will design, build,
own and operate the utility sys-
tem on Chub Cay. Bahamas
Construction and Development,
whose major focus is golf cours-
es, marinas, airports, runways
and roadwork, will assist Dev-
Mat in installing the utility sys-
tem.
"We're seeing good back-
-grounds, good experience and


* VINCENT Peet encourages 12th grade students to apply for jobs


excellent attitudes," said Mr
Keever. "They have the basic
skills that we're looking for.
There will be some specialised
training that's applicable to the
equipment. But what we really
need is a good foundation of


basic skills and that's what we
are seeing here."
Many of the jobs would be
permanent, and were described
by Mr Peet as "well-paying".
"If you are prepared to work,
learn and be trained, then you


* NORTH Andros High School students look over their application forms


would have yourselves a solid
career going forward," .said Mr
Peet.
As DevMat operates a drug-
free environment, all employ-
ees will undergo drug testing,
and the use of illegal drugs will


be a sufficient reason for imme-
diate dismissal.
Bahamas Construction and
Development president David
Rulien said there were oppor-
tunities for the full range of con-
struction professionals.


"We enjoy doing business in
the Bahamas," he said. "We
spend a lot of time and money
training people. And it is in
everyone's best interest when
you train them to do everything
you can to keep them."


* WHITNEY Irons, DevMat's chief operating officer (second left) answers questions from
prospective employees
(BIS photo: Gladstone Thurston)


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Miami Herald Business, Stocks, Analysis, Wall Street


Doctors into




positive retained




earnings with




$2.1m income


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
DOCTORS Hospital
Health System (DHHS) yes-
terday told The Tribune it did
"not anticipate" paying a div-
idend to shareholders this
year, despite returning to pos-
itive retained earnings through
the $2.1 million in net income
it earned for the 2006 fiscal
first quarter.
In his note to shareholders
on the unaudited results for
the three months to April 30,
DHHS Joseph Krukowski said
that "following two disap-
pointing years of significant
retained earnings deficits, the
company eliminated its origi-
nal deficit of $5.2 million and,
as of April 30, has returned to
a positive retained earnings
position".
The $2.13 million in first
quarter net income, which
dwarfed last year's compara-
tive of $191,000, took DHHS
from a retained deficit of $2.02
million at January 31 2005, to
positive retained earnings of
$110,000 as at April 30 2005.
The development further
signifies that DHHS has
almost fully completed its
turnaround and recovery to
full health.
Darron Cash, DHHS chief
financial officer, yesterday told
The Tribune the company had
good reasons to delay paying a
dividend to shareholders, say-
ing it preferred to build up its
levels of retained earnings
before doing so and build the
company for "long-term
growth".
He explained: "We don't
anticipate paying a dividend
this year.
"We are sensitive to that


positive reaction the market
has to dividends, but we
think it's more important to
further build our retained
earnings."

Expenditure

DHHS also announced in
its 2005 annual report that it
planned to undertake capital
expenditure of between $3-
$4.5 million in both fiscal 2006
and 2007, although much of
this is expected to come from
cash flow generated by opera-
tions.
The final step in DHHS'
road to recovery is the sale of
its Western Medical Plaza
facility on Blake Road, which
is classified as a discontinuing
operation.
Discontinuing operations
continue to be a minor drag
on DHHS' financial perfor-
mance, but the loss from them
for the 2006 first quarter was
only $188,000 compared to
$450,000 a year ago.
Mr Cash said that while no
deal had yet been struck for
Western Medical Plaza's sale,
DHHS chief executive Barry
Rassin was continuing to lead
efforts to dispose of the prop-
erty.
Discussions with parties
who had previously expressed
an interest, plus those who had
come in once they heard of
Western Medical Plaza's avail-
ability, were "ongoing". How-
ever, Mr Cash said: "We're
not anywhere closer to a sale
yet."
In his note to shareholders
on the unaudited first quarter
figures, Mr Krukowski said
DHHS had achieved its turn-
around without "any wide-


spread increase in prices for
the past three years".
The first quarter 2006 per-
formance was driven by
an almost $1.7 million increase
in income from continuing
operations to $2.318 million,
driven by a 37.9 per cent
rise in net patient service rev-
enues to $8.9 million com-
pared to $6.454 million the
year before.

Expenses

Total expenses increased
by 15 per cent to $6.564 mil-
lion, compared to $5.71 mil-
lion, but this was dwarfed by
the rise in patient service rev-
enues.
Accounts receivables from
third party payers- insurance
companies grew by 38.4 per
cent in the 2006 first quarter
compared to the end of the
previous year, striking $6.404
million.
However, Mr Cash
explained this increase had
been caused because the first
quarter Was traditionally
DHHS' busiest period of the
year, generating the greatest
patient volumes and prof-
itability.
He added that DHHS had
seen some "unprecedented
volumes" in key nursing areas,
and said of the accounts
receivables: "It really reflects
the increase in the volumes of
business we have."
Mr Cash described the
-. accounts receivables as being
of good quality, adding
that many insurance compa-
nies had reduced the claims
settlement time from inside
90 days to between 45 and 60
days.


* By, NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
WHILE 96 per cent of
Bahamian businesses rate the
economy's 2005 outlook as
'fair to extremely positive',
they do not share the same
view on the skills of first-time
job seekers, with 56 per cent
believing these school leavers
are not ready to join the work-
force.
A Coalition of Private Sec-


tor Organisations survey on
the Bahamas' economic out-
look, which surveyed 70 com-
panies with a combined work-
force of 9,272 in February
2005, found that 46 per cent
of respondents graded first-
time job seekers as being
'below average'.
A further 10 per cent of
employers surveyed rated
school leavers entering the
SEE page four


Need for copyright


agreement 'critical'


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
ALLYSON Maynard-Gib-
son, minister of financial ser-
vices and investments, yester-
day told The Tribune it was
"critical" that US television pro-
grammers and copyright holders
fulfil their side of a November
2000 agreement and negotiate
in good faith to reach a com-
mercial agreement with Cable
Bahamas.
Although pleased that the US
Trade Representative's Office
had downgraded the Bahamas
from its Priority Watch List to
just the Watch List in its Special
301 report, which monitors
states that allegedly violate
copyright and intellectual prop-
erties, Mrs Maynard-Gibson
said matters were "still at
square one" on the prospect of


Amendments

to Act are to

be enacted

shortly


negotiations with Cable
Bahamas for the legal trans-
mission of some cable pro-
gramming in this nation.
To eliminate US concerns
over the scope of the Bahamas'
compulsory television licensing
regime, the former FNM
administration struck an agree-
ment with Washington through
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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.


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Minister stresses need


for copyright agreement


The deadline for submission of Applications is 13th May 2005. FROM page one
Commencement date for training of successful applicants is scheduled an exchange of letters on
for 22nd August 2005. October 26 and November 29
2000.
In return for the Bahamas
Applicants should: amending its Copyright Act to
narrow the scope of the com-
Be a Bahamian citizen pulsory licensing regime, the
Motion Picture Association of
Be between the ages of 18 24 years America (MPAA) and other
Possess a minimum of (5) BJC's or equivalent including Math and copyright holders were sup-
English with 'C' passes or above posed to enter into talks with
Cable Bahamas to allow the
Obtain two character references and a Police Character Certificate transmission of cable pro-
grammes through a commercial
Applicants are required to be successful in all of the following: agreement.
While the Bahamas has
Ev o ...' .. passed the required amend-
S ? i g(tric Ealuation E: i ments to its Copyright Act, the
n*fitf(en tEa iantien %6n^ (Math, Efiglish, and General US copyright holders have not
') moved on their side of the bar-
gain. Mrs Maynard-Gibson said
Physical Fitness and Swimming Tests yesterday of the need for a coim-
Vetting Assessment and Medical Examination mercial agreement: "It's criti-
Interview Assessment cal. We look forward to their
co-operation in that regard.
"We've done everything
Emphasis for recruitment will be placed on candidates with: we're supposed to do. We're
still at square one and continue
Strong character and leadership qualities to point out to the US Trade
Desire to maximize potential in a disciplined environment Representative's Office in all
our meetings and submissions
Willingness to spend time at sea that we've fulfilled our side of
Willingness to conduct tour of duty at satellite base on a Family Island the bargain."
or outside of The Bahamas In its Special 301 report, the
Good academic backgroundUS Trade Representative's
Goodacademic ac oun Office said it still had "serious
Proficiency in a second language concern" that the Bahamas had
Proficiency in a musical instrument "not yet enacted or implement-
ed" the amendments to the
Copyright Act.
Interested persons may contact: However, Mrs Maynard-Gib-
son said yesterday that a press
Lieutenant Commander Franklin Clarke release announcing the date on
Personnel & Recruiting Officer h amendments would be enacted
Defence Force Headquarters was set to be issued shortly. She
P.O. Box N-3733 explained that a day had to be
Coral Harbour, New Providence "appointed" for the implemen-
tation of legislation.
Without the legislation's
implementation, the US Trade



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1.20 0.95 Abaco Markets 0.95 0.95 0.00 -0.219 0.000 N/M 0.00%
8.50 8.00 Bahamas Property Fund 8.50 8.50 0.00 1.328 0.320 6.4 3.76%
6.26 5.55 Bank of Bahamas 6.26 6.26 0.00 100 0.152 0.330 11.5 5.27%
0.85 0.82 Benchmark 0.85 0.85 0.00 -0.057 0.000 N/M 0.00%
1.80 1.40 Bahamas Waste 1.50 1.50 0.00 0.122 0.000 12.3 0.00%
1.04 0.87 Fidelity Bank 1.04 1.04 0.00 0.007 0.040 14.1 3.85%
8.32 6.76 Cable Bahamas 8.32 8.32 0.00 0.589 0.240 14.1 2.88%
2.20 1.52 Colina Holdings 2.20 2.20 0.00 0.259 0.060 8.5 2.73%
8.49 6.75 Commonwealth Bank 8.49 8.49 0.00 0.673 0.410 12.6 4.83%
1.64 0.36 Doctor's Hospital 1.64 1.64 0.00 0.258 0.000 6.4 0.00%
4.02 3.13 Famguard 4.02 4.02 0.00 0.406 0.240 9.9 5.97%
10.46 8.39 Flnco 10.40 10.46 0.06 5,000 0.662 0.490 15.8 4.68%
8.46 6.60 FlrstCaribbean 8.46 8.46 0.00 0.591 0.330 14.3 3.90%
8.60 8.31 Focol 8.35 8.35 0.00 300 0.710 0.500 11.7 5.99%
1.99 1.27 Freeport Concrete 1.27 1.27 0.00 0.082 0.000 15.5 0.00%
10.38 9.50 ICD Utilities 9.60 9.60 0.00 0.818 0.405 11.7 4.20%
8.25 8.10 J.S. Johnson 8.22 8.22 0.00 0.561 0.550 14.7 6.81%
6.69 4.36 Kerzner International BDRs 5.71 5.78 0.07 0.184 0.000 31.0 0.00%
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13.00 12.50 Bahamas Supermarkets 12.25 13.25 11.00 1.488 0.960 9.1 7.25%
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52wk-HI Highest closing price In last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidellty
52wk-Low Lowest closing price In last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity
Previous Close Previous days weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Clo"e Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week
Change Change In closing prce from day to da) EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
DaNy Vol. Number of total harve traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIVI Dividends per hare paid In the lest 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
PMI Closing price divided by the last 12 month eamlings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100
*- A AT MAR. 21, M0- AS AT PFi. 28, 2005
- AS AT MAI. L4 202W AS AT APR. 30, 200W* -'AS AT APR. 30, 2005


* ALLYSON Maynard-Gibson

Representative's Office said:
"The compulsory licensing plan
contains provisions. that allow
Bahamian cable operators
[meaning Cable Bahamas] to
retransmit any copyrighted tele-
vision programming, whether
or not transmitted from the
Bahamas or outside the
Bahamas, and whether or not
encrypted.
"Moreover, until existing reg-
ulations are changed, the remu-
neration system for copyrighted
works under the compulsory
licensing programme remains
inadequate and arbitrarily
includes even lower, special
rates for hotels and other com-
mercial enterprises."


But Mrs Maynard-Gibson
said: "We have implemented
our side of the deal in passing
the legislation. We note that
there has been no movement
on their side to bring about
meetings between cable opera-
tors in the Bahamas,and copy-
right holders in the US."
She added, though, that the
Government was "pleased that
all our efforts to bring about a
downgrade [on the Special 301
List] have born fruit".
The problems with the
MPAA and other copyright
holders stem from the "foot-
print" left by much US satellite
television programming, which
covers North America and the
Caribbean; allowing nations in
the latter.region to pick up
these satellite feeds.
However, the programme dis-
tribution and royalty rights con-
tracts held by networks such as
HBO often do not allow them
to broadcast outside the US.
The MPAA and its members
are reluctant to enter talks with
Cable Bahamas because chang-
ing these distribution agree-
ments to allow programmes to
be screened in the Caribbean
will cost more in legal fees that
exceed the revenues gained, as
the Bahamas is too small a mar-
ket to generate a profit.


NURSING CAREER OPPORTUNITY

Plastic Surgery office is seeking a full time

REGISTERED NURSE

with Operating Room experience.
Great benefits including assistance in funding for specialized training.
Interested persons please fax resume to 328-6479





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


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Baha Mar bosses move Sands




to handle external relations


* PICTURED from L to R are Andrew HeLal, vice-president, operations; Mr Sands; and Michael Sansbury, executive vice-presi-
dent and chief operating officer, Baha Mar Development Company


ROBERT Sands, the Nassau
Beach Hotel's general manager,
has been appointed as Baha
Mar Development Company's
vice-president of administration
and external relations follow-
ing the firm's purchase of the
three Cable Beach hotels for its
$1.2 billion redevelopment pro-
ject.
Mr Sands will assume respon-
sibility for the development and
execution of, Baha Mar's cor-
porate outreach initiatives,
industrial relations and human
capital programmes, and will


report to chief operating offi-
cer, Michael.Sansbury.
The announcement Mr
Sands's appointment came at
the end of a series of meetings
held for the 2,000 employees
at Baha Mar's three resorts,
which comprise the Wyndham
Nassau Resort & Crystal
Palace Casino, Nassau Beach
Hotel and Radisson Cable
Beach Resort.
Mr Sands will take his post
once a successor has been iden-
tified.
"We are pleased that Robert


has agreed to take on these new
responsibilities," said Mr Sans-
bury.
"He brings impeccable cre-
dentials and a wealth of experi-
ence to the position. He has had
a remarkable career and is high-
ly respected within the Bahami-
an tourism industry and beyond
for his integrity and profession-
al achievements.
"We are confident that his
personal and professional objec-
tives willF mesh perfectly with
the company's goals."
Mr Sands started his career


at the Nassau Beach Hotel in
1970. He subsequently spent
terms as general manager at
hotels in the Caribbean, and
worked for three years as vice-
president and general manager
at the Nassau Wyndham Resort
and Crystal Palace Casino
before returning to the Nassau
Beach Hotel in 2004.
In 1993, he received the cov-
eted Cacique 'Hotelier of the
Year' Award for his outstand-
ing contributions to the devel-
opment of tourism in the
Bahamas.


KINGSWAY ACADEMY
P.O. Box N-4378
NASSAU, BAHAMAS


VACANCIES FOR SEPTEMBER, 2005
SECURITY GUARD
Kingsway Academy is seeking the service of a trained Security
Guard. Only qualified persons should apply. Deadline for
applications is Thursday, May 12, 2005.
All information for the above positions should be sent to:
Ms. Kelcine Hamilton
Academy Affairs Manager
Kingsway Academy Business Office
Bernard Road






TEACHING VACANCIES
Temple Chnristian Elementary School invites applications
from qualified teachers for the 2005-2006 school year for:

Spanish Teacher (Grades 1-6)
Upper Elementary Teachers (Grades 4-6)
Art Teacher

Applicant must:

A. Be a born-again practicing Christian who is willing
to subscribe to the Statement of Faith of Temple
Christian Schools.

B. Have an Associates and or Bachelor's Degree
in Education from a recognized College or
University in the area of specialization.

C. Have a valid Teacher's Certificate or Diploma.
D. Be willing to contribute to the school's extra
curricular program.

Application must be made in writing with a full Curriculum
Vitae, a recent coloured photograph and three references
should be sent to:

The Principal
Temple Christian Schools
Collins Avenue
P.O. Box N-1566
Nassau, Bahamas


FirstCaribbean

Career Opportunity


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RBeporiiiSn MBonn hePaiBB


FirstCaribbean International Bank is the combination of CIBC and Barclays Bank in the
Caribbean, Bahamas and Belize. We are the Iegion's largest publicly traded bank, with over
3,000 staff serving over 5.3 million people in 16 countries. We manage over 500,000 active
accounts through more than 80 branches and centres.

RESPONSIBILITIES
* To cultivate strong relationships with Client Executives and other key decision-makers
* To lead teams in the origination of new business and new opportunities with existing clients
* To manage the relationships with existing clients, ensuring satisfaction at levels essential to retain and grow the level
of business
* To maximise the profitability of major account relationships to ensure that stated 'objectives are met
* To staff and develop the skills and talent pool essential to meet business growth targets

PREREQUISITES
* Solid knowledge and experience of Capital Markets
* Proven track record in executing structured financings in the Debt/Equity origination markets
* Repeated exposure and demonstrated results in.managing and overseeing large complex, multi-jurisdictional and
multi-party transactions
* Solid experience managing highly skilled product development and transaction teams
* 7-10 years' experience in Investment Banking and/or Capital Markets in an international, multi-country environment
* Postgraduate Degree- MBA in Finance and/or Economics

Apart from the opportunities for professional growth, we offer an attractively structured compensation and reward
package as well as performance bonuses.

Applications with detailed resumes should be submitted no later than 20th May, 2005 to:

Ms. Rosalind Clarke
Administrative Assistant
FirstCaribbean International Bank
Capital Markets
Rendezvous
Christ Church
Barbados
Email: rosalind.clarke@firstcaribbeanbank.com

Only applicants who are short-listed will be contacted.




FIRSTCARIBBEAN
INTERNATIONAL BANK
Caribbean Pride. International Strength. Your Finandal Patner.
FirstCaribbean Internmptional Bank is an Associdated Company
of Barclays Bank PLC and CIBC.


Bally Total Fitness

* Previous management experience needed with
minimum 2 years experience as sales manager &
minimum 1 year experience as assistant manager
in fitness facility.

* Experience opening new fitness facility.

* Extensive computer knowledge, inc, database and
network management

* Motivational training experience.

* Minimum 2 years as a training instructor.

* Training in customer service, people management
& management skills mandatory in the past 2 years.

* Extensive knowledge in fitness training is mandatory.

* The ability to motivate and manage a sales staff.

* Excellent organizational skills.

* College or University degree in business, marketing,
communications, or related field.

* CPR certification preferred.


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PAGE B, WDNESDY, MY 112005USEITIBUN


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, MARGARET WATSON,
of Waterford, Eleuthera, Bahamas, intend to change my
name to MARGARET PYFROM. If there are any objections
to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such
objections to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742,
Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after the date
of publication of this notice.


LEGAL NOTICE


NOTICE

MAGPIE PROPERTY LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137(4) of the
International Business Companies Act No. 45 of 2000, MAGPIE PROPERTY
LIMITED, has been dissolved and struck off the Register according to
the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar General on the 3rd
day of May, 2005.


Hamilton Management Services Limited
of Fiman House,La Hougue du Valle,
Vale, Guernsey, GY3 5TE,
Channel Islands
Liquidator




LEGAL NOTICE



NOTICE


SABINE SHIPPING LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act No. 45 of 2000,
SABINE SHIPPING LIMITED, has been dissolved and struck off
the Register according to the Certificate of Dissolution issued by
the Registrar General on the 4th day of May, 2005.

David Jenner,
9 Burrard Street
St. Helier, Jersey JE4 5UE.
Liquidator ,
f


Bank predicts Kerzner will



come in below forecast


FROM page one
$0.93 second quarter prediction,
Kerzner International's 2005
full-year EPS is pegged by Bear
Stearns at $2.80.
Mr Greff said the EPS
upgrades were being made on
"expectations of continued
strength on Paradise Island and
ongoing margin improve-
ments", leading him to also
raise his 2006 full-year EPS
forecast to $2.92 from $2.82.
The Bear Stearns analyst was
yesterday joined in his positive
outlook by CIBC World Mar-
kets, who raised their rating on


Kerzner International from
'Sector Underperform' to 'Sec-
tor Outperform'.
Yet both remained noticeably
cooler than Jefferies and Com-
pany's Lawrence Klatzkin, who
has raised Kerzner Internation-
al's share price target to $77
from $75 because the firm has
"much potential for future
growth not reflected in the com-
pany's stock price".
Mr Greff said Bear Stearns
was maintaining its 'Peer Per-
form' rating because Kerzner
International's stock was trad-
ing at 12.8x its estimated 2005
operating income and 12.1x its


2006 operating income esti-
mates, both historically high.

Trading

He added that on 2007 esti-
mates, Kerzner International
was trading more in-line with
its history, "indicating to us that
mediumrterm growth has been
priced in".
"We would find Kerzner
more attractive around the $50
level," Mr Greff added.
The company's share priced
closed last night on Wall Street
at $57.83, up 1.17 per cent or


$0.67 in trading yesterday.
Mr Greff added that the com-
bined operating income for
Kerzner International's Par-
adise Island properties -
Atlantis and the One & Only
Ocean Club were up 24 per
cent year-on-year at $68.6 mil-
lion, some $7.1 million ahead
of Bear Stearns' own estimates.
"Underpinning strong busi-
ness trends were the ongoing
effects of accelerating leisure
demand, increased low cost air
carrier service which began dur-
ing the fourth quarter and con-
tinued margin improvements,"
Mr Greff wrote.


Employers' concern at workforce


FROM page one
workforce for the first time as
being 'very poor'. Some 41 per
cent rated them as 'average' and
only three per cent gave a
'good' rating, indicating that a
sizeable gap needs to be bridged
between what is taught in the
Bahamian school system and
the workplace.
Meanwhile, the Coalition sur-
vey said all key economic indi-
cators showed that 2004 was "a
year of recovery", ending three
successive years of the semi-
annual survey showing vulner-
ability. However, it warned that
2005 "needs to fulfil its prophe-
cy", although employers were
generally increasing capital
spending and "beefing up their
workforce" through hirings.
The survey found that 54 per
cent of the Bahamian business-
es surveyed believed that the
economic outlook for this
nation was 'Extremely Positive',
with only 8 per cent of respon-
dents believing the economy to
be "weak of extremely weak".
The survey found: "There is a
tremendous increase in the gen-
eral perception'of tha strength
of the economy. Ninety-one per
cent of respondeiits rate the
strength of the economy
between 'Moderate to Extreme-
ly Strong' versus last year's
numbers of 66 per cent.
"Only 8 per cent of respon-
dents considered the economy
weak or extremely weak, rep-
resenting a significant improve-


ment over last year's report
where over a third (34 per cent)
of respondents held similar
opinions. To further emphasise
the marked improvement in
how businesses view the
strength of the economy, back
in [the] January 2003 survey,
conducted at a time when the
economy was considered to be
in a recession and still reeling
from the effects of September
11, 64 per cent of respondents
viewed the economy as weak
or extremely weak...
"The latest numbers are so
far confirming the view that the
private sector believes the econ-
omy has climbed out of a reces-
sionary period and is now head-
ed into an era of economic
expansion, barring any external
shocks."
The Coalition survey also
found that employers had
begun hiring, with 32 per cent of
respondents reporting they had
increased staff numbers over
2004. Some 44 per cent of those
questioned in February 2005
were intending to hire more
staff this year.
However, the Coalition sur-
vey found that lingering weak-
nesses did remain, with 23 per
cent of survey respondents
reporting a loss in 2004.
Still, 77 per cent of compa-
nies surveyed earned a net prof-
it in 2004, with 54 per cent
reporting that they saw higher
profits last year. Some 30 per
cent, though, said profits were
down in 2004, although this per-


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that NADEGE GELIN OF CARMICHAEL
ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that
any person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 11TH day of MAY,
2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that ORPHANIE JOSEPH, PINEWOOD
GARDEN, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written and
signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from
the 4TH day of MAY, 2005 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.











Full and Part Time Positions
Requirements.
High School Graduate
Clean Police Record
Good Oral and Written Skills
Prior experience in Criminal/security Field or Study
Courses in related Criminal/Security Field.
Good Fit Physical Condition an asset.
Candidate must be able to work any shift. This position may
be open for permanent placement.
Salary to be discussed during interview.
Interested persons should fill out applications in person and
bring copy of a valid police record, National Insurance Card
and passport to the Mall at Marathon Management Offices.
No phone calls please.


centage had fallen from the 54
per cent who reported the same
in January last year.
The Coalition survey found
that 63.4 per cent of employers
reported a sales increase in
2004, almost doubling the 34
per cent who reported the same
in 2003. The number of compa-
nies reporting falling sales
declined from 50 per cent to
25.4 per cent.
Some 43 per cent of business-
es reported in February 2005
that they had increased their lev-
el of prices, with another 42 per
cent saying they intended to
maintain their prices.
The Coalition survey said:
"Going forward, though,-busi-


nesses in large part are plan-
ning to continue with price
increases as 57 per cent plan to
increase prices, while only 35
per cent intend to keep them
the same.
"Employment was up during
2004 and this positive trend is
expected to continue over the
first half of 2005. Only 18.3 per
cent reported reducing their
workforce in comparison to 33
per cent at the beginning of
2004. Even more encouraging,
only 8.5 per cent are anticipat-
ing the need to further, .educe
their workforce over the next
six months, while almost half
(43 per cent) are preparing to
hire more staff."


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, ORLANDO
CHRISTOPHER FRANCOIS, of Nassau, Bahamas, intend
to change my name to ORLANDO CHRISTOPHER
MILLER. If there are any objections to this change of name
by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief
Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later
than thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this notice.


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, AKESHA ANASTASHA
FORBES, of Churchill Subdivision in the Eastern District,
Nassau, Bahamas, intend to change my name to AKEISHA
ANASTACIA McPHEE. If there are any objections to this
change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections
to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau,
Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after the date of
publication of this notice.



NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that YOANDRA LAUREIRO SEDENO-
ADDERLEY, EASTERN ROAD, P.O. BOX N-4, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of
The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 4TH day of MAY, 2005 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, AKESHA ANASTASHA
FORBES, of Churchill Subdivision in the Eastern District,
Nassau, Bahamas, intend to change my name to AKEISHA
ANASTACIA McPHEE. If there are any objections to this
change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections
to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau,
Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after the date of
publication of this notice.











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.


GN 209





CABINET OFFICE


RE: THE OPENING OF SHOPS ON
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

In accordance with Section 3 of the Public
Holidays Act, (Chapter 36), the following
day; will be observed as Public Holiday -
Monday, 16th May, 2005 Whit Monday

On the said day, all public offices, bank and
shops throughout The Bahamas must be kept
closed, except that shops may open:-

(a) for the sale of food, cooked or prepared for
consumption on the premises;

(b) for the sale of drugs, medicines or surgical
appliances;

(c) for the sale of ice;

(d) for the sale of bread, fresh and frozen fish,
fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, butcher's
meat, and fresh dairy products, until the
hour of ten o'clock in the morning;

(e) for the sale of any article required for the
burial of a dead body, or in the case of
illness of any person or animal, or in any
other emergency;

(f) for the sale of petroleum products;

(g) for the sale of fresh water;

(f) for the sale of newspapers and periodicals.

C.O.1883


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WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2005, PAGE 58


THE TRIRI IlN BUSINEAR


Doctors Hospital Health System Limited
Interim report

Quarter ended April 30, 2005


Chairman's Report
Doctors Hospital Health System Limited


Dear Shareholder
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Doctors Hospital Health System, I present the financial
results for the first quarter ending April 30, 2005. We are pleased to report that following two
disappointing years of significant retained earnings deficits, the company eliminated its original deficit

achievement is due in large measure to the hard work and commitment of our Associates, a loyal
clientele that continues to repose confidence in our Hospital, and the invaluable support and patronage
of our credentialed physicians.
The first quarter of fiscal 2006 has evidenced the continuation of a positive trend in business
volumes. Net income for the period was $2.1 million compared to $0.2 million last year. Income from
continuing operations grew $1.7 million due to an increase in patient service revenue of $2.5 million.
The Company is pleased that it has been able to realize satisfactory financial results without
any widespread increases in prices for the past three years. In fact, the package prices represented price
reductions.
We remain confident that our continuing initiatives will produce increasing value over the
longer-term. The Board joins me in thanking our valued shareholders, for your continued support and
confidence. We extend an invitation for you to join us at our company's Annual General Meeting on
May 19, 2005 at Doctors Hospital, Collins Avenue.


Joseph Krukowski
Chairman
May 10, 2005


DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LIMITED
Consolidated Balance Sheet

April 30, 2005 with comparative figures at January 31, 2005
(Expressed in thousands of Bahamian dollars)

April 30, 2005 January 31, 2005

Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 2,667 3,199
Accounts receivable-patients, net 760 939
Accounts receivable-third party payers, net 6,404 4,628
'inventories 1,073 1,034
Other assets 476 580
11,380 10,380

Non-current assets:
Goodwill, net (note 2) 431 431
Investments 30 30
Property, plant and equipment (note 2) 15,577 15,474
16,038 15,935
Total assets $ 27,418 26,315

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and other liabilities $ 1,629 2,262
Long-term debt, current portion 2,288 1,952
3,917 4,214

.NonrurIent liabilities . .. .,; .. .... .. ...
Long-term debt 10,634 2 11,364
Total liabilities 14,551 15,578

Shareholders' equity:
Share capital:
Authorized 12,500,000 common shares at par value
of B$0.04 each (January 31, 2005 12,500, 000 shares)
Issued and fully paid 9,971,634 shares
(January 31, 2005 -9,971,634 shares) 399 399
Contributed surplus 12,358 12,358
Retained earnings (deficit) 110 (2,020)
12,867 10,737
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 27,418 26,315

(Unaudited)


DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LIMITED
Consolidated Statement of Operations

Three months ended April 30, 2005 with comparative figures for the three months ended April 30, 2004
(Expressed in thousands of Bahamian dollars)


DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LIMITED
Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

Three months ended April 30, 2005 with comparative figures for the three months ended April 30, 2004
(Expressed in thousands of Bahamian dollars)

April 30, 2005 April 30,2004

Cash and cash equivalents provided by (used in):

OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net income S 2,130 191
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash
provided by operating activities:
Depreciation 422 534
Provision for doubtful accounts 249 375
Amortization of goodwill 27
2,801 1,127
Decrease (increase) in accounts receivable (1,846) 702
Increase in inventories (39) (5)
Decrease in other assets 104 169
Decrease in accounts payable and other liabilities (633) (77)
Cash and cash equivalents provided by operating activities 387 1,916

INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Additions to property, plant and equipment (525) (988)
Proceeds from disposal of assets 12
Decrease in advances to associates 3
Cash and cash equivalents used in investing activities (525) (973)

FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Decrease in long-term debt (394) (280)
Repayment of short-term debt -(32)
Cash and cash equivalents used in financing activities (394) (312)


Increase in cash and cash equivalents (532) 631

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 3,199 425

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 2,667 1,056


Cash and cash equivalents comprise cash at bank and in hand and short-term deposits with an original maturity of
three months or less.



(Unaudited)



Doctors Hospital Health System Limited
Interim report
Quarter ended April 30, 2005


DOCTORS HOSPITALHEALTH SYSTEM LIMITED
Notes to Interim Consolidated Financial Statements
Three months ended April 30, 2005

1. Significant accounting policies
These interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard
No. 34, Interim Financial Reporting, using the same accounting policies applied in the January 31, 2005
audited consolidated financial statements.
2.. Dscoptinuing opeati'"ons ,. ...
For the period ended April 30, 2005, the operating results of companies in the.process of being sold are
reported as "Discontinuing operations." These include Western Medical Plaza and Imaging Equipment
Limited.


April 30,2005 April 30,2004 Ina-

CONTINUING OPERATIONS
Revenues
Patient service revenue, net $ 8,900 6,454
Other 101 34
Total revenues 9,001 6,488TI
...... :: -=31TSUNAMI RE1IE

Expenses
Operating 5,869 5,130
Depreciation 423 368
Provision for doubtful accounts 272 212

Income from continuing operations
before interest 2,437 778 Natural disasters can't be prevented, but the effects can be more
manageable with YOUR HELP.
Interest expense (119) (137)
Friends of Sri Lanka invite individuals and institutions wishing to
Income from continuing operations 2,318 641 contribute towards the tsunami relief efforts in Sri Lanka to help in

Discontinuing operations one of the following ways:
Revenue 15 78
Expenses (203) (528) 1. Deposit your contribution into the special account opened at
Loss from discontinuing operations (188) (450) Bank of The Bahamas -
Tsunami Relief for Sri Lanka
___Account Number: 5265970
Net income for the period $ 2,130 191 Bank of The Bahamas
Main Branch
Earnings per common share (expressed in Bahamian dollars): The deposit can be made at any branch of the bank.
From continuing operations $ 0.23 0.06
Basic 0.21 0.02
2. If you are paying by cheque, you can take your contribution
to A. I. D. at any of their locations in New Providence, Grand
Bahamas, Abaco, Eleuthera, Andros and Exuma.

3. Mail your cheque to Tsunami Relief for Sri Lanka.
P. O. Box CB 11665, Nassau, Bahamas. Cheques should be
made payable to "Tsunami Relief for Sri Lanka".

4. Simply call us at 502-7094 and we will arrange to
collect it from you.

Contributions will be forwarded to the Sri Lanka Red Cross
Society for effective deployment.


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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
MAY12, 2005

2005/PRO/NPR/00214

IN THE ESTATE OF GORDON LIVIE late
of the County of Broward, in" theState 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-atLaw, 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
,i PROBATE SIDE
MAY 12,2005

2005/PRO/NPR/00215

IN THE ESTATE OF DAVID WILLIAM
GRAHAM, SR., late of 125 White Caps
Circle, Maitland;Orang 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 imtheaboe 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 (fAttorney 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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Wolverines are held off by




Giants as they pack their




bags for Grand Bahama


* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
THE ER Wolverines prema-
turely celebrated an anticipated
three-game sweep of the Com-
monwealth Bank Giants and
forget they still had another
quarter to play on Monday
night at the AF Adderley Gym.
The Giants staved off elimi-
nation, turning it up a notch in
the fourth quarter with a come-
from-behind 90-88 victory and a
2-1 deficit in the New Provi-
dence Basketball Association
men's best-of-seven champi-
onship series, which was to con-
tinue with game four last night.
With the Wolverines going
with a smaller line-up after
Javon Goodman left at the
start of the period and Vincent
"Six" Knowles fouling out
with less than five minutes
left, the Giants took over
as Salethial "Donkey" Dean


took over the show.
Point guard Adrian "Log"
Miller indicated to the Wolver-
ines before the start of the peri-
od that they were not going to
get sweep, and he helped to
make sure that they did not.
"We knew the first two
games, the game slipped away
from us in the fourth quarter,
so we just kept our composure
and executed on the offensive
and defensive ends and came
out with the victory," Miller
said.

Surprise

However, Miller was sur-
prised that they had found
themselves having to come back
from a 2-0 deficit and on the
brink of elimination.
"Not trying to brag or any-
thing, but we felt we had the
team that should have been able


to sweep them," he said. "We
just didn't play that way in the
first two games.
"But we're about to make
history. Down 0-2, we will be
the first team to come back and
win a series like this."
Head coach Perry Thompson
did not completely agree. He
was just happy that they had
been able to stay alive for
another game.
"We realized tonight that
our back was against the wall,
so we knew we had to come out
here tonight and put all the
cards on the table," Thompson
declared.
"We knew that we had to try
and wear down the big guns; so
that in the fourth quarter we
would have been able to put
ourselves in a position to win
the game."
Dean led the Giants' interior
defence, along with Eugene
Horton and Anselm Culmer, to


get the better of the Wolver-
ines.
Dean was also unstoppable
on the offensive attack as he
controlled the tempo of the
game, along with Miller.
Dencil Edgecombe finished
with a side high 21 to pace the
Giants in the win. Miller had
19, Culmer chipped in with 15
and Dean contributed 14.
Before he fouled out, Vin-
cent 'Six' Knowles scored a
game high of 21. Ricardo Pierre
had 21 and William Delancey
was the only other player in
double figures, with 10.

Delayed

The Wolverines were hoping
to put a lid on the series as
they prepare to travel to
Grand Bahama on Friday
for the Bahamas Basketball
Federation's National Round


Robin Tournament.
But the celebrations had to
be delayed, and Pierre said the
Giants would definitely be com-
ing back on Tuesday night to
complete the job they had
started.
"When Six fouled out, that
was a big factor because Javon
had already left to go to work,"
Pierre reflected. "So the chem-
istry wasn't there without them
two.
"But tonight (Tuesday), we
will just come out more focused
and play like we want to win
the championship. We want to
go to Grand Bahama."
While they trailed 23-22 after
the first quarter, the Wolver-
ines seemed headed for the
sweep as they surged to a 46-
40 advantage at the half and
built a 71-63 margin at the end
of the third.
But they could not hold on
in the fourth.:


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Week to celebrate Special Olympics


* By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior sports reporter
THE Special Olympics Bahamas
(SOB) has planned a week of activities,
which will highlight their annual torch
run.
The week of fun for SOB is slated for
May 15 to 21 and will start with a church
service, culminating with a torch run to
herald the end of activities.
At the torch run service, the public
will be get the chance to meet the regis-
tered athletes and glance at the exhibi-
tion, which will be set up in the
Marathon Mall on the Saturday.
The torch run is an annual fundraiser,
which is supported every year by the
uniform forces in the Bahamas and the
US Embassy.


According to Basil Christie, president
of SOB, having the support of the local
officers is a great encouragement to the
organization.
He said: "Every year we have the sup-
port of the local officers and officials
from the US Embassy. The torch run
provides an opportunity for the law
enforcement agencies to show their sup-
port for Special Olympics and also
enhances their involvement in commu-
nity. Persons representing these organi-
zations usually carry the torch around
the route.
"This brings a sense of encouragement
and safety through the organization and
places smiles on all the athlete's faces.
Many of them only get an opportunity to
see these persons on television, so meet-
ing thepi is usually a highlight for them."


SOB was founded in 1979 and is
expecting to extend their services in the
future.
There are more than 250 registered
athletes throughout four islands in the
Bahamas, New Providence, Long Island,
Freeport and Abaco.
This year the organisation is planning
to extend the programme to Exuma and
Eleuthera.
Although the SOB organization will
not be traveling to compete in any inter-
national competition this year, it is set to
host the basketball tournament.
The tournament is set for November
in Freeport, Grand Bahama. All coun-
tries under the Special Olympics umbrel-
la are expected to attend.
This will be a warm-up activity for
SOB, which is gearing up to take part in


the national championships and World
Games.
The nationals are on June 11 and the
World Games are held every four years,
with the next in Shanghai in China in 2007.
Christie added: "We are asking the
general public to come out and attend
this event, or take part in some of the
activities. This is a great opportunity for
the public to gather information about
the organization.
"We are also asking for families that
may have challenged individuals to bring
them at this time. We will have the nec-
essary persons and things in place to reg-
ister them."
The SOB is also planning on a spe-
cial display in Rawson Square on May
21, for anyone who is not able to view
the exhibition at Marathon Mall.


* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports
Reporter
THE Amateur Boxing
Association of the Bahamas
will this weekend pick the
final team for the Carifta
Boxing Championships next
month.
The final trials, which were
originally set for the Simp-
son Penn Boys Industrial
School, have now been
switched to the Nassau Sta-
dium.
Association president
Wellington Miller said they
are expecting competitors
from the Champion Boxing
Club, Bahamas youth Sport-
ing Club, Carmichael Knock-
out Boxing Club and the
newly formed Eastside Box-
ing Club to participate.
The trials will begin at 4
pm, and the association will
be selecting at least nine box-
ers from the junior and
youth divisions to join the
nine boxers already chosen
from the senior division.
The names of the senior
boxers selected will not be
released until the association
has completed the trials and
secure the remainder of the
team.
The Carifta Champi-
onships is set for June 16 to
25 in St. Thomas, the Virgin
Islands.

Trials

Miller said that all the
coaches are now on board
and the association is looking
forward to putting on a com-
petitive trials between the
clubs.
He was referring to the
return of Ray Minus Jr,
whose suspension two years
ago was lifted earlier this
year. Minus Jr had been sus-
pended for his dual role in
both the professional and
amateur ranks.
Quincy Pratt, who joined
the association this year,
said he was excited to be
involved, but he hope that
whatever differences exist
with Minus Jr will be sorted
out.
"We really need every-
body on board, including
Ray Minus," said Pratt, a for-
mer professional training
partner and rival of Minus
Jr before he was forced to
retire because of an alleged
eye injury.
The association hosted a
pre-Carifta trials over the
weekend at the Simpson
Penn School, but Minus Jr
and his Champion Boxing
Club did not participate.
Minus Jr said he would
definitely be taking part in
the trials this weekend.

Victors

While the Champion Box-
ing Club failed to participate
this past weekend, the
Bahamas Youth Boxing
Club accumulated a total of
eight points to emerge as the
victor of the trials, holding
off the Eastside, who col-
lected seven for second.
Carmichael Knockout
came in third with six.
In the Carifta trial box-off
match contested, Rodero
Weech of the Bahamas
Youth Sporting Club won a
featherweight bout over
Devon Nairn.
Those matches which were
not held at the weekend will
be staged this weekend.
Although he won the pre-
Carifta trials this weekend,
Miller said he have eight
boxers trying out this week-
end, but is more concerned


about Pratt's boxers.
"He's doing well. He
almost beat me on Satur-
day," Miller stressed.
Pratt said he would have
at least six boxers trying out
for the team and anticipates
that they will all make the
Carifta team. "What Boston
taught me, I'm putting back
on him," Pratt said.
Andre Seymour, the
national amateur boxing
coach, is expected to have at
least six boxers trying out for
the team.
There is no indication as
to how many boxers will
come from Minus Jr's Cham-
pion Boxing Club.


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Reporter
THE New Providence
Basketball Association will
make the trip to Grand
Bahama for the Bahamas
Basketball Federation's
Bunny Levarity Round
Robin & National Champi-
onships this weekend.
The federation, was origi-
nally scheduled to host the
nationals this past weekend,
but it was pushed back after
the NPBA's championship
series was not completed. .
Instead, only the wom-
en's championship was
played, with the Esso On
The Run Angels repeating
as champions with a three-
game sweep over the Gems
from Grand Bahama.
This weekend, the NPBA
men's division I champions
will join the Borco Bulls--
from Grand Bahama in a
best-of-five championship
series at the Eight Mile
Rock Gymnasium.
SAridthe NPBA's division
II champions will compete
against the champions from
Grand Bahama, Harbour
Island, Eleuthera and a
team sponsored by the Four
Seasons Hotel in Exuma.
Federation's vice presi-
dent Larry Wilson said they
are also anticipating a team
from Cat Island to make up
the division II package.

Damage
But he noted that the
Abaco Basketball Associa-
tion declined the federa-
tion's invitation to send an
All-Star team. Abaco did-
n't have a league this year
because of the hurricane
damage they encountered
on their courts last year.
The NPBA's showdown
for their champions-eontin -
ued Tuesday night with a
rematch of last year's finals
between the two-time
defending champions Real
-De-a--Slruckcers -aiid the'"
Grants Town Tavern
Giants.
The men's division one
series 'featured the ER
Wolverines and the Com-
monwealth Bank Giants.
Wilson said the federa-
tion hopes to sit down with
the NPBA to ensure that,
next year, they won't be
waiting until the final week
to have their champions
decided.
"It's not fair to the other
islands, who have met the
dates that we set," Wilson
charged. "Those islands are
getting tired of having to
wait until New Providence
is finished because, most of
the time, they delay the
start 'of the nationals."
The schedule for the
nationals this weekend
looks like this:
Friday night at
Sir Jack Hayward Gym:
7:30 pm Grand Bahama vs
New Providence (Div.II).
8:30 pm Grand Bahama vs
New Providence (Div.1).
Saturday at
Eight Mile Rock Gym:
10:00 am Grand Bahama
vs New Providence (Div.1
Game 2).
1:30 am Grand Bahama vs
2 pm Grand Bahama vs
New Providence (D.1 -
Game 3).
3:30 pm Exuma vs New
Providence (D.II).
5 pm Grand Bahama vs
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7 pm Opening
ceremonies.
7:30 pm Exuma vs
Eleuthera (D.II).
9 pm New Providence vs
Grand Bahama (D.1 -
Game 4, if necessary).
Sunday at
Eight Mile Rock
3:30 New Providence vs
Eleuthera (D.II).
5 pm New Providence vs
Grand Bahama (D.1 -
Game 5, if necessary).
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M JOHN COX (left) and Antonius Roberts are working with marble for the first time in Pietrasanta, Italy.


Bahamian artists


material gains


make


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0 By ERICA WELLS
PIETRASANTA, ITALY -
Most artists would agree that it
takes awhile to settle down with
a new material. To get used to
its feel, learn to listen to its
voice and overcome the chal-
lenges that a new medium often
presents.
But Bahamian artists Anto-
nius Roberts and John Cox,
who are both working for the
first time in marble, are enjoy-
ing every minute of it.
Roberts and Cox are work-
ing for four weeks in this beau-
tiful Tuscan town known as the
"City of Art", as part of the
International Professional
Artists Symposium and
Exchange (IPASE), a pro-
gramme that started last year
November in Nassau and ends
here in about two weeks.
They spend about eight hours
each day in a sculpture studio,
fashioning their creations out
of an unfamiliar stone in an
unfamiliar space, but they are
not as far from home as you


John Cox and Antonius Roberts


work with marble for the first time


might think.
The artists have put aside the
safety that comes with the famil-
iar and fully embraced the expe-
rience of working in a strange
country with an extraordinary
material, but in very different
ways.

Sculptures
Roberts is working with four
stones two marble and two red
onyx on a similar scale to his
striking wood sculptures that he
creates out of found wood at
home. Cox, who considers him-
self a painter and is well-known
for his abstract assemblage
pieces, is working on a smaller
scale, using the marble pieces


that cover the White River's
floor and bank in abundance,
like the rocks and pebbles cov-
er the beaches at home.
For both artists, working with
marble is challenging and for
both it has turned out to be a
very humbling experience.
"For me it's overwhelming,"
Roberts tells The Arts in an
interview during a lunch break
at a cafe in the Piazza del Duo-
mo, the centre of this charming
and picture perfect Italian town
of about 15,000.
"The material is a lot tougher,
a lot harder than I am used to
working with. Just approaching
the stone itself, I had to really
appreciate the fact that if I was
going to get anything done I
had to make contact with the


soul of the stone. I had to'
befriend the material and just
allow it to guide me. I have real-
ly no kind of set plan, no spe-
cific design.

Exploring
"I am just exploring the mate-
rial and trying to understand
what one can and cannot do
with it, and hopefully that will
lead me into a direction that
will stimulate my work overall.
I am just looking at the materi-
al as a source of discovering
new things."
The challenge, says Roberts,
is humbling and makes him
realise that this is serious stuff.
"It takes discipline, focus and


for me it helps to expand my
mind to the possibilities. Being
here makes me realise how
small the world is and how you
can be in an environment like
this and be able to work and
have greater chances of being
exposed to other artists."
For Cox, it's about realising
the possibility of the material.
"The material is telling me what
it wants to do. (Robert)
Rauschenberg has this great
quote that I live by a little bit.
'First you begin with the possi-
bilities of the material and then
you let it do what it can do.' I
think at this point, this short
amount of time that we are here
is all about beginning with the
possibilities of the material. You
figure out that this happens
when you use this todl, this
grade of sandpaper, or some-
times it's because you're look-
ing at the artisans.
"It's about realising the pos-
sibility of the material. The rela-
tionship is tenuous at best. It's
like you're on a first date,
you're uncomfortable and


you're trying to be very polite.
"It's daunting, it's intimidat-
ing, the material is quite over-
whelming to work in, it's diffi-
cult, but there's something else
that happens. It's the relation-
ship between the artist and the
artisans (who create the final
sculpture from a maquette or
model). The worker may have
more skill than the artist, but
doesn't consider himself an
artist. It makes you think about
the way things work at home.
People who are totally about
skill and not so much about
ideas, are they just artisans in
the clothes of artists?"
Cox is also fascinated by the
location and history of the mar-
ble, which is everywhere here
and mined from a mountain vis-
ible in the Pietrasanta skyline,
and what it represents outside
of this environment, and what
that has the potential to say.
"Something's very special
about the marble here. We are
so fascinated with the marble
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PAGE 0, WDNESDY, MY 11,2005THE TIBUN


English always






has the last word


By JOHN MARQUIS

THE English language has
more tank-traps than a World
War Two battlefield, and brave
*is the man or woman who tries
to be too pedantic while strug-
gling to ride its rough terrain.
Having worked profession-
ally with English for the best
part of 50 years, I still marvel at
its capricious, unpredictable
nature, and its exasperating
ability to make fools of even
the wisest of men.
Even someone as deeply
immersed in the language as
the distinguished British com-
mentator Paul Johnson appears
to have given up trying to
accommodate its many irritat-
ing idiosyncrasies and incon-
sistencies.

Passion

"I don't give a damn for
grammar or syntax," he
exploded in the The Spectator,
the London political magazine,
with the exasperation and pas-
sion of one who has fallen foul
of both many times before.
Moreover, he said, he loved
the semantic and grammatical
niggles of others, and rejoiced
at the way some people raged
over supposed lapses in rules
and style.
In an age when bad English
is rampant, when even quite
well-educated people often fail
to grasp the rudiments of self-
expression, a little pedantry
does not go amiss. But many
of the strictures of old no
longer apply, and the language
is probably all the better for it.
After all, language moves on
"to accommodate the demands
of the age. Today's editors
would rate Charles Dickens
exceedingly verbose and slash
his work to shreds. Even
Shakespeare might find him-.
self cut by a third, though it's
hard to imagine anyone who
can say so much in one line.
And would Miguel de Cer-
vantes really get away with a
novel as big and bloated as
Don Quixote?

Verbosity

But verbosity isn't the only
issue. Many of the traditional
shibboleths are under attack,
probably with good reason.
Among purists, split infini-
tives are great evils. Yet it is
hard to find a "real" writer who
agrees with all that's said about
those supposedly errant
adverbs that keep prepositions
and verbs apart.
George Bernard Shaw, the
famous playwright, was
'adamant and immovable in
denouncing critics of split
infinitives.
He developed a particular
aversion for a publisher's editor
who kept altering his manu-
scripts, uncorking adverbs from
split infinitives and, in the
process, ruining the fluency of
his work.
Urging the publisher to fire
the offender, Shaw wrote:
"Whether he goes quickly, or
quickly goes, go he must."
And he threatened to cancel
his subscription to the London
Daily Chronicle after its style
editor trashed split infinitives
as abominations.
Shaw, with characteristic lack
of restraint, called the cowering
editor a pedant, an ignoramus,
an idiot, and a self-advertising
duffer. He urged the Chroni-
cle to replace "this fatuous
man" with an intelligent New-
foundland dog.
; I recall once being confront-
ed by an enraged reader who


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berated me for allowing col-
lective nouns to acquire plu-
rality in all subsequent refer-
ences.
"You cannot say the govern-
ment are doing so and so," he
lectured, "Government is a col-
lective noun and must retain
its singularity."
I tried to explain that com-
mon usage sometimes jetti-
soned such rules and that the
"sound" of a sentence was
often considered paramount.

Collective

"No, no, no!" he said, "there
are no exceptions. A collective
noun must always be singular
and continue as such in all sub-
sequent references."
"Okay," I said, "so a couple
was married at the Cathedral
today before setting off on its
honeymoon in Jamaica," delib-
erately inserting the superflu-
ous "its" to illustrate a point.
"And it particularly enjoyed
delightful evening meals over-
looking Montego Bay."
This was followed by an awk-
ward silence and hurried good-
byes. English can, indeed, be
tricky, with an unusual capaci-
ty to confuse and confound
even its most devoted adher-
ents.
Teachers of the 1950s, who
still retained-many of the
unbending ways of their Vic-
torian predecessors, outlawed
the use of conjunctions at the
beginning of sentences and
sometimes went as far as
thrashing offenders.
They were also implacable
in their condemnation of hang-
ing participles, and downright
sadistic in upholding the glo-
ries of the semi-colon. If noth-
ing else, these classroom
tyrants instilled discipline in
young writers, and ensured
there was none of the haphaz-
ard junk that students so often
write today.
However, I was soon to dis-
cover that none of the "mas-
ters" of the written form, the D
H Lawrences, James Joyces
and Dylan Thomases of the
world, had much regard for lin-
guistic niceties. In their differ-
ent ways, they shaped words
and sentences to their own
ends, tossing aside the 'laws'
of accepted form and substi-
tuting strange concoctions of
their own.


Anyone who has tried to
penetrate the dense prose of
Finnegans Wake will know
what it means to make lan-
guage perform unthinkable
contortions. Joyce changed
word meanings, upended sen-
tences and dispensed with
much of what the rest of us
regard as standard punctuation.
Lawrence, meanwhile,
remains the only writer I have
read who managed to insert
four colons into one sentence
and make it sound right.
Dylan Thomas, the Welsh
poet, specialised in cobbling
nouns together with hyphens
and, in the process, producing
adjectives. Hence, his "mussel-
pooled and heron-priested
shore," a toe-curling distortion
of language which is, even so, a
marvellously evocative turn of
phrase.
Interestingly, all of these
marvellously talented men also
did, frequently, what my teach-
ers were forever warning
against. They began sentences
with conjunctions.

Genius
If the masters can get away
with it, why can't the rest of
us? I suppose the truth is that
genius makes up its own rules.
Two examples illustrate the
point.
When the great soccer play-
er George Best was at his
height, an opposing team man-
ager deplored the fact that he
played without shinpads.
"Why do you allow him to
do it?" he asked Manchester
United's then manager Matt
Busby, who was Best's boss.
"I don't care if he plays with
a bag on -his head, so long as
he's in my team," came the
Scot's laconic reply.
And when the incomparable
Muhammad Ali was dominat-
ing the world's heavyweight
boxing division, he was fre-
quently abused by critics who
decried his tendency to drop
his guard.
"Tell him not to do it," a
ringside fan urged Ali's trainer
Angelo Dundee. "Tell him to
stop dancing round the ring
with his gloves down."
Dundee looked disdainfully
at the man and said: "Nobody
tells Ali what to do. Ali doesn't
have any rules. Ali is Ali."
However, few have the good


fortune to be George Bests or
Muhammad Alis of the writ-
ten or spoken word. English,
an incomparably wonderful
language, ought never to be
treated shabbily. Double nega-
tives, misspellings, aberrant
apostrophes and tortuous sen-
tence construction really are
serious obstacles to good com-
munication. And careless use
of language is one of life's neg-
ative indicators. It can say as
much about a man or woman
as poor table manners, a badly
creased suit or an unacceptably
short dress. People will, as they
say, judge you by it.
Far better for mere mortals
to stick by as many rules as we
are able to learn. Clarity of
expression is the goal, whether
in oral or written form. "Keep
it tight, make it right" is a jour-
nalistic adage from which all
can benefit.
The great British wartime
prime minister Winston
Churchill was an indifferent
politician until obliged to con-
front Hitler.
But he always knew his way
around the English language,
and became one of the most
robustly effective wordsmiths
of his time.
Windbags and wafflers were
anathema to him. Of one par-
liamentary colleague, he said:
"His speeches are like the first
voyage of Columbus. When he
sets out he doesn't know where
he's going. When he gets there,
he doesn't know where he is.
And when he gets back, he
doesn't know where he's
been."
Knowing where you're
going, when you get there and
where you've been is probably
the key to good writing. But
don't expect the journey to be
easy.
Somewhere along the way,
you'll likely confuse 'that' for
'which', mix up 'there', 'their'
and 'they're', agonise over
'principle' and 'principal', and
fall down a 'whole' instead of a
'hole', possibly 'breaking' or is
it 'braking'? a few syntactical
rules in the process.
Whether you end up 'hospi-
talised' or 'in hospital' depends
on where you're from.
He who claims to be master
of English is a liar or a fool,
for this magnificent language
of ours always has the last
word.


FROM page one

but for people who live here
it's just a part of the landscape
and for us it's so exotic."
At Studio Sem, one of a
number of sculpture studios in
this area known for its rich
resources in marble and where
Michelangelo came to get his
stone and kept an apartment,
Roberts and Cox stand out
among the other artists who, in
this space, are working in a
more classical tradition.
Roberts' pose over the stone
is strong as he works the tools
over the surfaces, letting the
voice of the material guide him.
He appears to face the marble
head on and works at a much
faster pace than his counter-
parts, some of whom come from
all .over Europe and the US
each year for months on end to
work here among some of the
world's most famous artists who
keep studios in Pietrasanta. He
hopes to continue working on
the marble pieces when he
returns home, connecting it to
wood or metal from the
Bahamas and by extension con-
necting the experiences.
Cox works in an inside stu-
dio, watched closely by cruci-
fix, Virgin Mary and angel
sculpture. His tools, gloves and
mask, laid out on a small table
beside him like a surgeon's sta-
tion in an operating room, are
used to make what is reminis-
cent of tribal marks on a series
of smaller stones that he will
eventually incorporate with
future paintings. He is also plan-
ning an instillation using marble
found here.
Both Roberts' and Cox' work
are receiving a response from
the more traditional artists who
seem fascinated and curious
about the different ways the
Bahamian artists are working
with a material so steeped in
tradition.

Productive
"People are responding in an
interesting way," says Roberts.
"They are impressed with the
fact that we are so focused and
productive." But not all studios
are like Studio Sem. Participat-
ing IPASE artist Daniel Cou-
vier who lives in Italy, works in
another sculpture studio that
has a more contemporary ener-
gy and tradition.
Couvier was one of the three
international artists participat-
ing in the IPASE last Novem-
ber, along with Liss Roggli (a
Swiss artist who also lives in
Italy) and Ernst Joseph, a Hait-
ian artist. The symposium is the
brainchild of Eleanor Whitely, a
Canadian who has lived in the
Bahamas for about five years
and wanted to give something
back to the community.
With the help of the Endow-
ment for the Arts, a committee
and corporate and private spon-
sors, Mrs Whitely was able to
simultaneously expose Bahami-
an artists to an international
experience and Bahamian art
to a wider audience.
Cox and Roberts are not the
only ones benefiting from this
experience. Artist-photograph-
er Heino Schmid is also in Italy
to help document the sympo-
sium for a future catalogue. It is
hoped that organisations like
the Endowment for the Arts
will support other artists for
similar ventures.
Says Roberts: "Just being
able to be in an environment
where people are so focused.
They show up and just get into
their work. Just watching the
various processes, the relation-
ship between artists and arti-
sans, in this artists' colony. It's
inspiring, people of different
nationalities working together.
But more so is this place,
Pietrasanta. this whole experi-
ence, the excitement, sitting
down in the cafes, seeing.
famous artists relaxing taking a
break from it all. Being inspired
by this environment makes me
wonder if this could ever hap-
pen in the Bahamas."
Being in the studio is chal-
lenging in a lot of ways, says
Cox, but what is satisfying is
watching others at work, see-


ing pieces come together and
how the process unfolds. Cox
says that he is stimulated simply
by the laid back but spirited
environment, where residents
take the time to enjoy their sur-
roundings, whether it's sitting
on the piazza sharing a drink
with a friend or taking a quiet
break between noon and 4pm,
when the town completely shuts
down.
While the artists around him
are working in a more tradi-
tional format, a departure from
the way Cox thinks, he com-
pletely appreciates the oppor-
tunity to observe and to try and
re-invent the discipline that is
present and bring it into his own
work.
Working away from home
also provides for Cox and
Roberts the opportunity to
remove themselves from a lot of
the day-to-day responsibilities
and distractions that oftentimes
hinder thecreative process.
"Being in this environment
is so stimulating, you get up in
the morning and you know that
you're going to your studio and
that's what this is all about. Oth-
er artists should get out of their
spaces and experience this. It
will be interesting to see how
the Pietrasanta experience will
affect the work once we get
home," says Roberts.,

Opportunity
In addition to working daily
in the studio and what that
brings to individual artistic
development, Cox and Roberts
also have the opportunity to see
the works and gain inspiration
from other artists who like them
are working here for a specific
period of time, and take in the
historic cities surrounding
Pietrasanta, like Florence and
Rome. Seeing the possibilities
up close makes them seem
more doable, says Roberts,
"and for me that's liberating".
Making the most of this
month-long experience is
important for both the artists,
but perhaps what is just as
important is trying to continue
the experience when Cox and
Roberts return home at the end
of the month. To maintain the
focus and discipline required to
live the life of an artist.
"It's a mindset. A commit-
ment. A way of life. Whatever
we take from this place we will
use it to build upon when we
get home. Not sure that the bat-
tle is with people, per se, at
home, I think it's incumbent
upon us to find a way to do the
work and to travel and to also
create opportunities, and find
opportunities where we can
push our work and develop our-
selves. We are not any differ-
ent from artists anywhere else. I
think what might be different
is our resolve, to be all that we
can be. It will take a lot of sac-
rifices, and you will hear a lot of
doubting Thomases, and nega-
tivity, but you have to listen to
that music and dance, and con-
tinue to explore," says Roberts.
Cox, who at home juggles a
full-time job with his own studio
time, is eager to continue the
momentum taking place here
and is excited about how this
experience will impact his work.
when he returns to Nassau.
"This is a step to another step.
Coming here felt like a huge
deal, but once we got here we
really didn't feel like we are far
from home. You realise that
this is accessible. We are not
sub-par (artists) and we don't
need to waste our energy trying
to prove that we are worthy.
We each have unique experi-
ences that create this artistic
fabric that connects acrossin-
temational borders."
And if Cox and Roberts have
it their way, this is just the first
of many international work
experiences.
"I see this as a beginning of a
journey, of moving outside the
Bahamas and Pietrasanta is just
one stop on this journey," says
Roberts.
Says Cox: "This is the begin-
ning of something. This expe-
rience reinforces the idea that a
global experience for a Bahami-
an artist is well within our
reach."


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'Relationship between artist and




camera isn't without its pitfalls'


Sheldon Saint: Chappy Water


* By C. E. Huggins

Experts have long
believed that
Leonardo da
Vinci may well
have been
among the first to employ a
simple camera to help him
tame problems of perspective
and proportion.
It was his and his contempo-
raries' way of attempting to be
faithful to a three dimensional
world.
Five hundred years later the
camera continues to serve
painters, but the relationship
between the artist and the cam-
era is not without its pitfalls.
Today, even more so than


artreview

during the days when in a dark-
ened room artists studied the
images, on walls and canvases,
created by passing light
through a tiny hole in a box,
artists continue to rely heavily
on the camera.
Reproduce
In today's hectic world,
admittedly, very few artists
have the time to devote to "a
sitting". It is decidedly more
convenient to take pictures of
the subject and retire to the
comfort of the studio and cre-
ate from or reproduce what the


camera has captured.
For those who depend on the
photograph it is easy, given the
camera's magic of realism, to
succumb to the medium and
produce oversized and faithful
reproductions.
Despite these challenges, the
artist is still expected to show
forth his or her mastery of the
chosen medium.
Sheldon Saint is described in
his biographic information as
"one who captures the natural
beauty and grace of every-day
island life".
Without the benefit of for-
mal art training, nevertheless,
the excerpt continues, "he is
capable of creating exception-
ally detailed works of art in oil,
watercolours, egg tempera and
pencil".
Even without the tell-tale
"creating exceptionally detailed
works" the viewer sees the
overwhelming presence of the
camera upon Mr Saint's work.
The other observation is, that
despite its veneer of realism,
the art is not up to the subject.
And this may well be due to
the fact that Mr Saint is "with-
out the benefit of formal art
training".
Given the human propensity,
as the apostle Paul observed,
for humans to think more high-
ly of themselves and their tal-
ents than they should, art
(painting) has more than its
share of people who, without
formal training, are allowed to
practise.
Mr Saint's work is beguiling
precisely because of the roman-
ticism (Cat Nap, Gimme Some)
of his subject "every-day
island life".
Whatever the subject the
viewer still wishes to see the
elements within the work


* 'CAT NAP'


demonstrating the artist's mas-
tery of his medium. This is not
quite the case.
Mr Saint's weakness is best
demonstrated in the pencil
studies accompanying his larg-
er pieces Smith's Point, Sugar
Apple Guinep and Barracuda.
Drawing
Drawing is the foundation
upon which an accomplished
artist must build. And no more
necessary is this mastery than
in Mr Saint's chosen subject.
The pencil studies reveal less
than a mastery of the medium
and hence an appreciation of


the nuances and complexities
of the human form, of the three
dimensionality of objects, of
personality and of character.
The studies lack the ability
to engage the viewer in dia-
logue and this is due in large
measure to the failure to show
something of the dynamism, in
the eyes, the hands, the expres-
sion, that his subjects demand.
When transferred to oil, and
watercolour, the overall result
is flat. Close examination
shows the same lack of appre-
ciation of the media's ability to
capture the interplay of the
restless sea and light and shad-
ow Chappy Water, Outboards.


Consequently, the colour is
applied without reference to
subtleties and complexities of
these elements light, shadow,
dimension and the essence of
the object depicted.
Struggle
The result is flat, lacking in
the dynamism that comes from
the artist's struggle to create
something unique.
Ironically, it is the subject
matter's romanticism that cre-
ates the sleight of hand, that
initial sense of "charm", but
upon closer inspection, closer,
contemplation.


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EM A I L : U T T H E R E @ T R I B U N E M E D I A .NE T


i Parties, Nightclubs 1S
& Restaurants

M.A.D Thursdays @ Club Nsomnia. Hosted this
and every Thursday night by Jamaican artist,
Beenie Man. Special performance by Club Nsom-
nia's International Coyote Girls. Ladies free
before 11pm Guys $15 before ll1pm. Late night
happy hour from 9pm-llpm: $1 drink specials.
Music by Barry da Pusha, DJ Fines and Mr Excite-
ment. Doors open at 9pm. Dress Code: smart
casual. No hats. No t-shirts, No singlets. No sports-
wear.

BLISS: The Extreme Matrix pt H @ Cafe Villagio,
Caves Village on Saturday, May 14. Admission: $25
includes complimentary drink, cigar, chocolates
& hors d'oeurves. Music by Nassau's hottest DJs.
Dress code: smart casual. No tennis shoes. No t-
shirts. No hats or sportswear. For more informa-
tion call 356-4612 or email extremelvip@hot-
mail.com. Or log on to www.extremevip.com

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

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

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

Cool Runnings is back with a Conscious Party @
Hard Rock Cafe, Charlotte St North every Friday.
Classic reggae style music. Admission $10.

Mellow Moods every Sunday @ Fluid Lounge
and Nightclub, Bay St, featuring hits from yesterday
old school reggae and rockers downstairs, and
golden oldies upstairs. Admission: Free. Doors open
9pm.

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

Karaoke Nights @ Fluid Lounge and Nightclub.
Begins 10pm every Tuesday. Weekly winners select-
ed as Vocalist of the Week $250 cash prize. Winner
selected at end of month from finalists cash prize
$1,000. Admission $10 with one free drink.

Reggae Tuesdays @ Bahama Boom. Cover charge
includes a free Guinness and there should be lots of
prizes and surprises. Admission: Ladies $10 and
Men $15.

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

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

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

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

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

Twisted Boodah Lounge @ Cafe Segafredo,
Charlotte St kicks off early this Friday at 6pm with
deep house to hard house music, featuring Craig-
BOO, Unkle Funky and Sworl'wide on the decks.


Beenie Man


host of M.A.D.


Thursdays

T hey're calling it M.A.D. Thursdays,
and another week kicks off tomorrow
night at Club Nsomnia. The event will
be hosted this and every Thursday
night by the "girls dem sugar" himself, Beenie
Man.
Beenie (which means 'little' in the Jamaican
dialect) was only five years old when he first
grabbed a microphone at a sound system dance by
his uncle's Master Baster set. Three years later, he
recorded his single debut, Too Fancy, for the late
legendary reggae producer Henry 'Junjo' Lawes.
By 1993, Beenie Man had some well-deserved
respect in the industry, ascending to the top ranks
of Jamaica's dancehall dominators. Beenie Man
has established himself as the hands-down stage
master "a ragamuffin Fred Astaire with huge,
velvet-lashed cow eyes, a long lean body meant for
waist whinin' and a willingness to try anything,"
according to his website.
Those who come out to M.A.D. Thursdays are
expected to be well entertained by this energetic
host. There will also be a special performance by
Club Nsomnia's International Coyote Girls.
Ladies get in free before llpm; Guys $15 before
llpm. Late night happy hour from 9pm-llpm:
$1 drink specials. Music by Barry da Pusha, DJ
Fines and Mr Excitement. Doors open at 9pm.
Dress Code: smart casual. No hats, no T-shirts, no
singlets, no sportswear.


4pm-until, playing deep, funky chill moods
with world beats.

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

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

Carib Scene @ Club Fluid every Sunday. A night
of Caribbean, Latin and Reggae flavours for all
audiences. Latin Flair in the VIP Lounge; Old School
Reggae and Soca in the Main Lounge. Ladies in
free before 11pm. $10 after llpm. Men, $15 cover
charge.

TooLooSe @ Indigo Restaurant on West Bay St
and Skyline Drive. Singer/songwriter Steven Holden
performs solo with special guests on Thursday from
9pm midnight.

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

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

Sunday Night Interlude @ Briteley's Restaurant &
Lounge, Eneas St off Poinciana Drive. Featuring
Frankie Victory at the key board in the After Dark
Room every Sunday, 8.30pm to midnight. Fine food
and drinks.

Paul Hanna, Tabatha and Gernie, and the
Caribbean Express perform at Traveller's Rest, West
Bay St, every Sunday, 6.30pm-9.30pm.

The Arts

Dis How We Livin, an exhibition by Shel-
don Saint runs until May 13 @ the Central
Bank, Frederick ,Street. This is Saint's first
one-man show. The accomplished Bahamian
artist is recognized as one who captures the


natural beauty and grace of everyday island
life. A prodigy in a sense, Saint has no formal
art training, yet is able to create exceptional-
ly detailed works in oil, watercolours, egg
tempera and pencil. His work was selected
for the National Art Gallery's Inaugural Exhi-
bition in 2003 and the Second National Exhi-
bition in 2004. Among his commissions is a
portrait of the former Prime Minister of the
Bahamas the late Sir Lynden 0 Pindling for
the suite at the Xanadu Beach Hotel. Since
1997, Saint has been a private instructor, and
the Vice President of the Art Association of
Grand Bahama.

The National Collection @ the National Art
Gallery of the Bahamas, an exhibition that takes
the viewer on a journey through the history of
fine art in the Bahamas. It features signature
pieces from the national collection, including
recent acquisitions by Blue Curry, Antonius
Roberts and Dionne Benjamin-Smith. Gallery
hours, Tuesday-Saturday, llam-4pm. Call 328-
5800 to book tours.

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

The Awakening Landscape: The Nassau Water-
colours of Gaspard Le Marchand Tupper, from
the collection of Orjan and Amanda Lindroth @
the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas. The
mid-nineteenth century paintings that make up the
exhibition are part of one of the earliest suites of
paintings of Nassau and its environs.
Tupper was a British military officer stationed
at Fort Charlotte in the 1850s. The works show a
pre-modern Bahamas through the decidely British
medium of watercolour. Gallery hours, Tuesday-
Saturday, llam-4pm. Call 328-5800 to book tours.


reserve seats, contact Doctors Hospital's Market-
ing Department @ 302-4707/ 302-4603. Lecture
begins @ 6pm.

The Cancer, Society of the Bahamas meets at
5.30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at
their Headquarters at East Terrace, Centreville. Call
323-4482 for more info.

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Bahamas meets the third
Monday every month, 6pm @ Doctors Hospital con-
ference room.

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

Doctors Hospital, the official training centre of the
American Heart Association offers CPR classes cer-
tified by the AHA. The course defines the warning
signs of respiratory arrest and gives prevention strate-
gies to avoid sudden death syndrome and the most
common serious injuries and choking that can occur
in adults, infants and children. CPR and First Aid
classes are offered every third Saturday of the month
from 9am-lpm. Contact a Doctors Hospital Com-
munity Training Representative at 302-4732 for
more information and learn to save a life today.

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

MillW, l Civic Clubs

Toastmasters Club 1905 meets Tuesday, 7.30pm @
BEC Cafe, Tucker Rd, and at Chickcharney Hotel,
Fresh Creek, Andros, at 7.30pm. Club 9477 meets
Friday, 7pm @ Bahamas Baptist Community College
Rm A19, Jean St. Club 3956 meets Thursday, 7.30pm
@ British Colonial Hilton. Club 1600 meets Thurs-
day, 8.30pm @ SuperClubs Breezes. Club 7178 meets
Tuesday, 6pm @ The J Whitney Pinder Building,
Collins Ave. Club 2437 meets every second, fourth
and fifth Wednesday at the J Whitney Pinder Build-
ing, Collins Ave at 6pm. Club 612315 meets Monday
6pm @ Wyndham Nassau Resort, Cable Beach. Club
753494 meets every Wednesday, 6pm-8pm in the
Solomon's Building, East-West Highway. All are
welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

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

International Association of Administrative Pro-
fessionals, Bahamas Chapter meets the third Thurs-
day of every month @ Superclubs Breezes, Cable
Beach, 6pm.

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


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Forbidden


Love


* By PETURA BURROWS
Tribune Feature Writer
r Desiree Cox,
the Bahamas'
first Rhodes
Scholar, has
released her
first single, Forbidden Love,
following her second passion
in life music.
On Friday night at the piano
bar of Villagio's Restaurant,
Caves Point, supporters turned
out to be delighted with jazz
renditions from this versatile
individual whom the British
Medical Journal describes as a
"Renaissance woman".
Female
Being not only the Bahamas
first Rhodes Scholar, but the
first female Commonwealth
Caribbean Rhodes Scholar, Dr
Cox (previously Cox-Maksi-
mov) is no doubt a gifted aca-
demic.
She is a University of Oxford
trained medical doctor with a
PhD in the history of medicine.
Her knowledge has led her to
lecture at international meet-
ings in London, Paris, Wash-
ington DC and Montreal,
speaking specifically to the
"tranformational shifts" in
health and healing in different
societies and cultures over


time.
From 1999 to 2003 she pu
her medical skills to practic
at the Maudsley Hospital in
London before returning to th
Bahamas. She is now a consul
tant of the Urban Renewa
Commission, which seeks to
transform the lives of less for
tunate individuals who live in
urban areas of the country.
The release of her new single
may be surprising after yoi
consider all of Dr Cox's med
ical accomplishments. But
quick scan of her life show
that music was always present
even before medicine. She
often says that there are two
passions in her life medicine
and music.
At the tender age of five
Desire gave her first public
singing performance. She con
tinued performing at variou;
venues as a child. One of he:
most notable came at age 11
when she was a soloist at the
state funeral of the first Gov
ernor General of the Bahamas
Sir Milo Butler.

Career
In an interview with Tribune
Entertainment yesterday, DI
Cox recalls how she began her
musical career. It was after her
first term in Queen's College
when her parents received a


it
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n
e
1-
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n
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- report card saying that she was
a a "bright" student, and she had
s a "beautiful" voice. Her inter-
t, est in playing the piano was
e apparent to her mother, Ena-
o mae Cox, but mom never
e thought about her daughter
having a career in singing.
c Artists

s Like many other artists, she
r started singing in the church
, (Church of God of Prophecy,
e East Street) while her mother,
then a secretary, taught her the
, lyrics to popular songs of that
day. At eight years old, she
started musical lessons with
"Ms Malorie".
"That was in Bain Town.
e And my memories of that were
r four or five pianos in the same
r room all playing at the same
r time. Everyone was playing all
a at once," she says with a laugh.
a Ms Malorie's daughters
would later accompany Desir6e
on piano, as she sang at various
venues throughout the
Bahamas.
"It was at one-of these func-
tions that Sir Milo Butler was
present, and he became inter-
ested at this little singing girl,"
she laughs. "So when he was
sworn in (as Governor Gener-
al), he invited me. And when
he died, they chose me to sing
at his funeral.
"It was the first state funeral
so I had to wear a hat and
gloves. I remember not wanti-
ng, to wear that hat and I was
weeping form the time I left
the house," she tells Tribune
Entertainment.
Purpose
Music, however, would soon
be left on the backburner, on
purpose, when Desir6e left for
university at 17 years old.
"When I left for university it
was almost like I was tired of
singing. I sang at many places,
at almost every church, but I
was tired of it. I told myself
that that was then, that was in
the Bahamas. I told myself now
I'm going to be a proper sci-
entist and doctor," she said.
But that headstrong com-
mitment didn't last forever. She
successfully completed her uni-
versity career and became a
doctor at Maudsley (not having
sung a tune since she was 17
years old). But something was
missing.
"So now I'm finished with
my studying, and now I'm
working as a doctor, but I felt
like something was missing.
That's when I reconnected with
the whole music thing. At this
point, I knew I wanted to sing
again, but I wanted to do some-
thing other than classical music.
"I was doing classical music


* DR DESIREE COX on the microphone at Villagio's Restaurant's piano bar Friday night.

(Photo: Mario Duncanson/Tribune Staff)


for all those years. I wanted to
do something more soulful, like
jazz or the blues. And I was an
adult, having lived so now I felt
that I had something to say."
Coaches at the Guildhall
School of Music, Goldsmith
College, and jazz singers like
Tina May, helped to re-train
what seemed to be a gift that
Desire was born with.
Scenario
While in London, her life
would become a doctor by day,
singer by night scenario. It was
in 2002, while singing jazz
music at various venues in Lon-
don, including Cargo and Jazz
Caf6, and working as a doctor
at Maudsley, that Desirde
established the Performing
Cures charity, which brings live


music and dramatic perfor-
mances to hospitals, health care
and community centres.
About this charity, she tells
Tribune Entertainment: "The
charity still lives in London, but
later on, in the late part of sum-
mer, we plan to bring it to the
Bahamas and Florida. The pur-
pose of it is to raise the energy
level and spiritual wellness in
the public spaces of hospitals."
With the release of her first
single, which appears on her
debut album, Open Heart (to
be released in August under
her own label, Soul Imagina-
tion), Desir6e Cox, medical
doctor, Reiki master teacher,
professional medical historian,
outright Renaissance woman,
hopes to make her mark on the
music industry.
"Forbidden love, the kind


you say is wrong. Forbidden
love, the kind your body clings
to but your mind knows can't
last...." is how she opens her
song.
Will it last?
Impression
Only match her obvious pas-
sion for life with a new jazz
sound, and there is sure to be a
lasting impression when it
comes to this new breakout
artist.
"As a childhood singer, I just
stood there and just sang. I
opened my mouth and the
music just came from me. But
as an adult, I find myself caring
for these people, actually
knowing them. And that's what
I care about now," says Dr
Cox.


Music of Baha



Men on The



Simpsons


On Mother's
Day, the music
of Grammy
award-winning
super group,
Baha Men, was featured in a
new episode of 'The Simpson's'
cartoon sitcom on the Fox tele-
vision channel (Cable Bahamas
26).

Produced
Baha Men recently produced
a remake of their global hit
song, 'Who Let The Dogs Out',
called, 'Who Wants A Hair-
cut', which will debut on the
popular Simpson's animated
series aired on Sunday night.
In that special, Bart's
younger sister Lisa enters a tal-


ent competition called, "Li'l
Starmaker", of which the grand
prizewinner will be animated
into an episode of "Itchy and
Scratchy". Lisa's father,
Homer, bails her out, but ends
up becoming her crazed star
dad.
Recording

Baha Men recently returned
home to the Bahamas after a
two-date concert performance
(April 16,19) in Puerto Rico
for Nextel Communications
Incorporated (NXTL).
The programme also includ-
ed other recording artists and
international musical stars like
Jose Feliciano and Jon Seca-
da.


* PICTURED (clockwise from left) are Jeffrey Chea, Herschel Small, Colyn 'Moe' Grant, Patrick Carey, Anthony 'Monks'
Flowers, Isaiah Taylor, 'Sweetboy' Leroy Butler, 'Dreddy' Rick Carey, and 'Friday' Ryan Andrews.


Currently, Baha Men are
developing songs for their new
CD to be released later this


year. The album will be record-
ed locally in The Bahamas.
'Holla' is Baha Men's most


recent CD appearing on record
store shelves. The lead single,
of the same name (Holla), is


the title track of last summer's
animated movie blockbuster,
'Garfield'.


Bahamas' first Rhodes Scholar


'folloWing her second passion'


with release of first single


ALBUM REVIEW

Single: Forbidden Love
Artist: Desir&e Cox
A Soul Imagination Production
N By PETURA BURROWS
Tribune Feature Writer
SOULFUL is the best and most concise way to describe
this new release by Desir6e Cox. And though that is only
one word, once you play the track, it will be obvious that
soulful is a fitting term.
Forbidden Love embraces the idea that no love, regard-
less of who it is directed to or who is giving it, is wrong or
forbidden. She discusses how people make choices about
who they get involved with, and how one can't help the
feelings that they have towards somebody else an inter-
esting concept.
"I say there's no forbidden love! How can the God who
fixed your body, your skin, your gender, your class make a
match so perfectly timed to be so rightfully wrong. And yet
so wrongfully right?" she asks in the lyrics.
The lyrics read like poetry, words that seem to grip any-
body who has ever met that type of love that "the body
clings to but the mind knows can't last".
The entire song is intriguing because it speaks to a human
conflict of whether this love is right or wrong, and how to
determine if it is.
But in the end, Cox lets her listeners know that one
should have no regrets about love that was lost because,
frankly, true love never dies.
"Forbidden love, embrace the human heart of it, For-
bidden love, know you brought this love to you. Learn the
lesson it brings," she sings.
In this single, the artist takes her listeners on an interest-
ing walk down what seems to be a twisted and confused
lover's lane, but she manages to somehow show that it is
really not twisted at all. She leaves you with powerful words
to ponder the love that you may be currently involved in.
The CD includes four tracks; the original track, a glob-
al-city club mix, global-city radio mix, and the naked mix to
Forbidden Love. To buy the new single, contact Desir6e Cox
@ 328-1728 or 422-5500, or by email @ dctcox@hotmial.com,
dctcox@yahoo.com.


PAGE 6C, WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2005


THE TRIBUNE















'The power of music'


* By PETURA BURROWS
Tribune Feature Writer
Some believe musicians
should have a certain level
of responsibility with the
lyrics they release, while
others believe that words
are for entertainment purposes only.
But whatever side of the spectrum
one lies, it is true that music is a pow-
erful tool to disseminate any message.
While in the country to perform at
last month's Rise to the Occasion: The
Return of Sizzla Kalonji concert, the
musical prophet himself spoke to the
press about his views on music. Sizzla
held two concerts in the Bahamas -
one in Freeport, and the other in New
Providence the following night.
The concerts were hosted by Tuff
Gong International and Guinness,
both synonymous with sponsoring reg-
gae music events.
A devout rastafarian, and in the
musical business for a number of
years, Sizzla (Miguel Collins) believes
that music should have a purpose and
a reason. In fact, put any message to
music and it seems that persons will
become more receptive.
"Based on my experience, when I
try to reason with some youth in the
early stage...earlier when I try to rea-
son with them, they wouldn't listen.
But if I should take that reason and
compose it in a song and put it on a
'riddem', they'll listen more," he says.
Sizzla takes an example from his
own religion to show the importance
of songs and music. He explains that in
the way they "keep the Sabbath",
chanting a few songs and singing is a
major part of worship.
"So you see, the music is like an
injection needle that is used to pierce
the flesh to put whatsoever. So that's
how I see it. This music here what we
have...so music on the whole is a uni-
versal language," he adds.
Born in Jamaica, Sizzla grew up
being surrounded by the lyrics of the
great Bob Marley, and evidently was
touched with the artist's message of
levity. He respects Bob Marley and
other rastafarian artists before him as
being his "kings, priest and prophets"
- men who spoke what he considers to


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be the truth of rastafari, through their
music.
Sizzla says that though all rastafar-
ians have a message to share, only


some, like himself, have been
"blessed" with the talents and abilities
to share their religion and opinions
with the world on a wider scale.


"Much respect to Bob Marley
because it's just the truth. Me give
God thanks that he give Bob Marley
the talent and his zeal to declare the


truth. Every rastaman know about
rastafari, but not everyone of them
have that access to the media or have
that talent to sing it and get across," he
shares.
Some argue that in Bob Marley's
day, reggae music had meaning and
substance as artists spoke of less
superficial issues than what persons
may hear from recent artists on the
radio today. Sizzla agrees that the
music is different now, but it may be
only because times have changed in a
sense.
Says the artist: "In those times, it
was slightly different from now
because you have a lot more youths
now, more younger generation com-
ing. You find so in those days, the suf-
fering was vast, but the culture was
stronger because the suffering was
vast.
"At this time, we have a lot of
access to cars, hotels, so they don't
really have that focus as they would in
those past times.
"The more 'sufferation' they had,
the more they appreciate life and
relate and express things based upon
what they see."
Following the discography of Siz-
zla, his songs have been basically
geared towards the encouragement of
the black man and highlighting social
issues.
But no-one can refute that he has
hit some sensitive chords addressing
the topic of sex from his take on
homosexuality, and his seemingly
explicit sexual lyrics about women.
Defending the lyrics to some of his
songs that have been dubbed as 'slack-
ness', Sizzla says that being intimate
with your woman is a part of his cul-
ture, and so this is what he expresses.
"Take a woman and make her your
wife," he explains. "So, I as the King
have to sing to my nation and let them
know say, see her dere', you da man
she da woman, love her...It's just a
sense of purpose for you to remain
intimate and have respect and love
the girls 'dem."
He admits that some of his songs
may be "harsh", while others may not,
but adds that persons should "get to
the point" and "not go 'roun no cor-
ner".


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