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Publication Date: May 12, 2005
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PLP demands


an apology


0 By CARA BRENNEN
and RUPERT MISSICK JR
Tribune Staff Reporters
MONTAGU MP Brent
Symonette has denied making
"ungracious and heinous"
remarks regarding Prime Min-
ister Perry Christie's recent ill-
ness at the FNM's "report card"
rally Tuesday night.
The PLP has demanded an
apology for the remarks, but Mr
Symonette said he is not sure
what he should be apologising
for.
"I do not know what insensi-
tive statement I made about his
health. If he (Mr Rigby) can
point to the statement maybe..
SI described the Christie gov-
ernment as being hospitalised,
but that was not intended
towards Mr Christie.
"' "If they are sensitive then
Something must be wrong. But
the comments I made in no way
were meant to say what Mr Rig-
by is suggesting and are far-
fetched. This would not be the
first time he has made far-
fetched statements."
At a press conference yester-
day, PLP chairman Raynard
Rigby demanded that FNM
leader Tommy Turnquest issue
a public apology and distance
himself and the party from the
!'ungracious and heinous"
remarks made by Mr Symon-
ette.
According to Mr Rigby, Mr
Symonette made sport of Mr
Christie's illness by saying that
the initials "P G" stands for
IPerry Go" and that the "H"
in Christie stood for hospi-
talised.


Mr Rigby also felt that the-
"go" was a wish for the Prime
Minister to die.
However, the FNM called Mr
Rigby's comments "ridiculous
* exaggerations" and accused the
PLP chairman of using Mr
Christie's illness as a political
matter.
Mr Symonette and Mr Turn-
.quest claimed the PLP had mis-
interpreted Mr Symonette's
remarks.
Mr Symonette said he did say
that Mr Christie almost died last
week and that if he had his cab-
inet would have died with him.
However, he said his inten-
tion was not to be negative
about Mr Christie's illness. He
said he used the word "hospi-
talised" to describe parliament.
"I was referring to the fact
that parliament had been sus-
pended and that they had noth-
ing to do, so they cannot come
to parliament and get on with
the people's business."
According to Mr Rigby,
PLPs, civic leaders, and all right-
thinking Bahamians must be
appalled by what Mr Symon-
ette was reported to have said.
"We are not surprised, Brent
Symonette has once again final-
ly revealed his true nature to
the Bahamian people. Here is a
-man who once again has dis-
played that he has no feelings or
respect for anyone.
"Last week when the nation
thought that the FNM had
arrived at a blissful stage of
maturity by cancelling their ral-
ly and calling the nation to uni-
ty over Mr Christie's illness, we
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* MARK CAREY outside of court yesterday.
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/Tribune staff)


* By NATARIO MCKENZIE
THE man accused of the murder of one
of two brothers involved in a stabbing inci-
dent over the weekend was charged in mag-
istrate's court yesterday.
Mark Anton Carey, 32, of Hampton
Street, went before magistrate Marilyn
Meers in Court 5 on Bank Lane yesterday
to face a charge of murder.
According to court dockets, Carey inten-
tionally caused the death of Ernest Nixon
on May 7.
According to initial police reports;, Ernest
Nixon, the nation's 15th murder victim,
was stabbed in his right shoulder and neck
and his brother, Jerome, was stabbed in


the back when they were attacked by a
knifeman outside their residence over the
weekend. Nixon later collapsed and died
outside his Hampton Street home while
persuing the attacker.
Carey was not required to enter a plea
due to the nature of the offence and was
not represented by counsel. Magistrate
Meers told Carey that he was not entitled
to bail. She told him, however, that he
could make a bail application to the
Supreme Court. A preliminary inquiry to
determine whether there is sufficient evi-
dence in the matter for it to be referred
to the Supreme Court is scheduled for July
SEE page 13


Thrnquest slams

government over
'confidentiality clause'
I By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
FNM Leader Senator Tom-
my Turnquest criticised Gov-
ernment Tuesday night at a
"report card rally" for includ-
ing a confidentiality clause in
the agreements for sale between
the Baha Mar development
group and Government.
Mr Turnquest in his keynote
address to scores of FNM sup-
porters revealed that he had
obtained the following four doc-
uments:
The Heads of Agreement
between Baha Mar and Gov-
ernment.
An agreement for sale
between.Baha Mar and the
Hotel Corporation.
An agreement for sale
between Baha Mar and the
Treasurer and
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By A FELICITY
INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE seven men whose
lawyers successfully argued
that the Bahamas' Extradi-
tion Treaty is unenforceable
should be released immedi-
ately, it was said yesterday.
The lawyers for the sev-
en men claim they are being
held unlawfully, after Jus-
tice Jon Isaacs ruled Tues-
day that the treaty cannot
be applied.
SEE page 13


Man found

dead in vehicle
THE unidentified body of a
man believed to be in his mid-
forfies was discovered in an
abandoned vehicle in Gambier
Village yesterday.
Supt. Hulan Hanna said the
man may have been a "street
type."
It is believed he died sud-
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Government actions




'could ruin economy'


* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE actions of many in the PLP admin-
istration could result in the destabilisation of
the country's economy, said Brent Symon-
ette.
The Montagu MP told hundreds of FNM
supporters during the party's 'report card'
rally on Tuesday night that "the behavior
and mindset of many in the Christie gov-
ernment is troubling numerous Bahamians
and investors, current and potential alike."
"In a country that relies heavily on
tourism and direct foreign investment, such
behavior and mindset can quickly lead to a
destabilisation of our economy," he said.
Mr Symonette said that "the mess,
predicament and terrible state of affairs
that our Bahamas is in today can be
described in one word: Christie."
In a play on words, the MP said that the
C in Christie stands for corrupt, chaotic
and cronyism, the H for helpless and hope-
less, "some say hospitalised," the R for rud-
derless and rude, the I for insulting, inept
and idle, the S for scandalous and slack,
the T for treacherous, tedious and trouble-
some, the I for indecisive and intolerant to
criticism, and the E stands for embarrassing.
Mr Symonette charged that since the PLP
came to power in 2002, "we are hearing
more and more incidences of corruption."


* MONTAGU MP Brent Symonette
Mr Symonette alleged that the Christie
government has appointed cronies to
numerous posts throughout the spectrum of
government ministries and corporations.
He pointed out that it would soon be
time for parliament to debate the proposed
budget for the 2005/2006 fiscal year, and
said this would shed light on "how many
consultants, advisors, new posts have been
created or filled by Christie's cronies."


"That. is of course if they let the Public
Accounts Committee (PAC) see the coun-
try's books," he noted.
As chairman of the committee, Mr
Symonette recently expressed his frustration
with parliament's decision to only allow
the PAC access to government accounts
which have been tabled in the House of
Assembly.
"What have they to hide? After all, they
always say that they are a transparent gov-
ernment," Mr Symonette remarked.
One of the main afflictions the PLP gov-
ernment has been plagued with, said Mr
Symonette, is indecisiveness.
"The last three years of the rudderless
Christie government have been plagued by
indecision in every front; approve or not
approve LNG, who to appoint as a senator
to replace Edison Key, Cable Beach was it
on or was it off, delays in the approval
process for the film studio in Grand Bahama.
"Mr Christie cannot even shuffle his own
cabinet even though it is the correct thing to
do," he said.
During Tuesday's night rally, the Mon-
tagu MP also criticised the conduct of sev-
eral cabinet ministers.
He criticised Trade and Industry Minister
Leslie Miller for his reaction to the oppo-
nents of LNG, and Foreign Affairs Minister
Fred Mitchell for his frequent internation-
al trips.


Bethel alleges 'secret

CSME agreement'


* By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
FNM chairman Carl Bethel
has claimed that government
"secretly" agreed to join the
CSME in July of this year.
But the PLP has called the
suggestion "absolute rubbish."
At Tuesday night's FNM ral-
ly, Mr Bethel told the crowd
the agreement took place in
December 2004.
"Talk about giving away your
land and rights to foreigners,
and lo and behold it is discov-
ered that the PLP cabinet has
already secretly agreed, since
last December, to join the
Caribbean Single Market arid
Economy in July of this year,"
said Mr Bethel.
He added: "This secret deci-


: sion by the PLP cabinet has
never been announced to you
bythem. It was done in the dark
and in the dead of the night."
Mr Bethel said the alleged
agreement was almost an act of
"political treachery of the high-
est order towards the Bahamian
people."
However, PLP chairman
Raynard Rigby told The Tri-
bune that Mr Bethel's state-
ments were "absolute rubbish."
"Carl Bethel and the FNM
should produce the information
to support their view or they
should simply shut up," said Mr
Rigby.
Mr Bethel called for a refer-
endum on the CSME before
"the PLP government of Fred
Mitchell sells out national sov-
ereignty".


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THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2005, PAGE 3


Widow suing Doctors Hospital


A WIDOW whose husband
died three days after receiving
burn injuries is suing Doctors
Hospital for alleged negligence.
A complaint has also been
lodged with the Hospital and
Health Care
Facilities Board in the hope of
improving standards of private
hospital care.
The moves follow the death
on April 22, 2002, of Christopher
Esfakis, who suffered upper
body burns when his shirt caught
fire.
His chest, neck, hands and
abdomen were burned in the
incident, with first, second and
third degree burns to 25 per cent
of his body. At the time of his
admission on April 20, he was
making coarse breathing sounds
and was asthmatic.
A doctor recorded that he was
"in painful distress", wheezing
and using a ventolin inhaler.
Mr Esfakis, 42, was owner and
manager of T and P Construc-
tions Company Ltd.
He was also employed as a
property manager by Sympatica
Co Ltd. In addition, he played
professionally in a band called
Modern Vintage.
The action has been brought
by Lisa Arnette Esfakis, 32, who
is claiming damages from Doc-
tors Hospital, six doctors and
their related companies.






ACCORDING to the
heads of agreement for the
Baha Mar Cable Beach
development, construction
work will begin as soon as
March 2006.
The Wyndham is set to
begin being demolished in
April 2007, and the fate of
the Nassau Beach Hotel is
yet to be decided.
The construction sched-
ule according to the heads
of agreement is as follows:

West Bay Street
infrastructure and roads:
Start: March 1, 2006
Finish: December 1,
2006

Government and Bank
replacement buildings:
Start: June 1, 2006
Finish: April 1, 2007

West Bay Street and
Wyndham demolition:
Start: April 1, 2007
Finish: August 1, 2007

New Casino and new
hotels:
Start: April 1, 2007
Finish: April 1, 2009

Marina:
Start: November 1, 2007
Finish: April 1, 2009

Retail/Entertainment
Village:
Start: November 1, 2007
Finish: April 1, 2009

Golf Course/Club
House:
Start: June 1, 2006
Finish: April 1, 2009

Finish roadworks and
utilities connection:
Start: October 1, 2006
Finish: April 1, 2009

Close Radisson and
prepare for construction:
Start: February 1, 2008
Finish: April 1, 2009

Construct Convention
Hotel
Start: April 1,2008
Finish: April 1, 2009

Nassau Beach
renovation
Yet to be decided


Move follows the death of


Christopher Esfakis in 2002


In her Supreme Court writ,
Mrs Esfakis alleges her husband
died because of negligence
and/or breach of contract on the
part of the defendants.
The plaintiff claims primarily
that the alleged failure to inspect
Mr Esfakis's airway for inhala-
tional injury, heed his breathing
complaints, examine him in a
reasonable time, and failure to
secure Mr Esfakis' airway by
intubation or otherwise in a
timely manner, caused Mr
Esfakis' fatal injuries and death.

Alleges
The writ also alleges staff
failed to seek advice from a
burns treatment facility or
arrange transfer to such a facili-
ty until the day before he died.
Mrs Esfakis also claims that
infusion of fluids into her hus-
band was not properly moni-
tored and that, according to
autopsy evidence, he weighed 60
pounds more at the time of death
than when he was admitted to
Doctors Hospital three days ear-
lier.
Post mortem examination


revealed Mr Esfakis's heart,
brain, lungs, liver, spleen and
kidneys were congested and
swollen. The stomach and
abdomen were filled with fluid
and the intestines and other
organs were noted as unremark-
able except for features of con-
gestion, the writ alleges.
About three hours before he
died, arrangements were again
made to transfer Mr Esfakis to
Jackson Memorial Hospital in
Florida by aerojet ambulance.
But when the air ambulance
arrived, Mr Esfakis was again
assessed as "unstable for trans-
fer" and the risk factors were
explained to his wife and other
relatives.
Less than an hour before he
died, the jet ambulance physi-
cian recorded that all avenues of
treatment at Doctors Hospital
had been exhausted, and that the
patient's only hope of survival
was a transfer to the United.
States.
However, he noted that Mr
Esfakis would probably die in
transit.
Fifteen minutes later, Mr
Esfakis suffered a cardiac arrest.


Opposition to LNG

continues to mount

By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

OPPOSITION continues to mount against the pro-
posed liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility on Ocean
Cay.
Planned for an un-populated island in the Bimini
chain, the regasification facility proposal by the AES
corporation is facing fierce criticism from residents on
nearby Cat Cay and environmentalists in New Provi-
dence and abroad.
Cat Cay Yacht Club president Manuel Diaz has
reiterated island's stance against the project. He said
Cat Cay will continue to resist the project and struggle
,to defeat it. :
However, Minister of Trade and Industry Leslie
Miller maintains that the proposed LNG facility is
safe and poses no direct threat to the residents of Cat
Cay, some eight miles away.
Mr Miller has challenged the environmental group
ReEarth and American anti-LNG activists Tim and
Hayden Riley to refute "the truths that are printed in
the daily newspapers on LNG".
However the Riley's anti-LNG website claims that
because they did not back down from the minister's
challenge, the LNG town meeting has been postponed
three times, and ultimately cancelled indefinitely.
The website reads: "The Rileys adjusted their busy
schedule and remained in the Bahamas for the resched-
uled meeting, and they announced their acceptance of
Miller's challenge on Tuesday, May 10, 2005, in The Tri-
bune. The same day the advertisement appeared
accepting Miller's LNG challenge, Miller postponed the
LNG town meeting indefinitely."
Mr Miller said that nothing could be further from the
truth.
"We were not even aware of their presence. We
don't even know what their interest in the Common-
wealth of-the Bahamas is, as it is not a country that they
reside.
"We were not aware that they were coming down
and even if, what difference would it have made?" he
asked.


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Resuscitation was attempted
with no response. He was pro-
nounced dead at 7.15pm.
The writ says the defendants
failed to follow standard guide-
lines for the management of
burns patients. Mr Esfakis was
allegedly administered exces-
sively high volumes of fluid infu-
sions and the defendants failed
to correct the excessive fluid
infusion rate.
This was in spite of Mr Esfak-
is's urinary output, which was
"excessively high and abnormal",
according to the statement of
claim.

Defendants
The defendants also failed to
appreciate the significance of Mr
Esfakis's complaints of tightness
around his throat, and breathing
difficulties, it claims.
The nurses are blamed for
allegedly failing to contact other
doctors when three either failed
to answer their summons, said
they could not attend at that
time, or gave inappropriate
instructions by telephone.
The writ claims Doctors Hos-
pital "failed to provide a suffi-
cient number or any suitably
experienced doctors" to treat Mr
Esfakis. Between 8pm on April
20 and 3.45am on April 21 there
were no doctors available to
attend and treat Mr Esfakis or
appreciate the significance of his
complaints, it is alleged.


M MINISTER of Trade and Industry Leslie Miller

Mr Miller said the acceptance of his challenge the
Rileys refer to on their website came out after his min-
istry had already canceled the LNG town meeting.
"Their advertisement came out on Tuesday, and our
meeting was canceled a week before it even ran. You
see, some people will be so gullible to think that a
minister would cancel a forum that involves the people
of the Bahamas.
"What different would it have been for them to be in
the crowd? It definitely would have made no difference
to me," he said.
Mr Miller said that in neighbouring countries such as
Trinidad and Tobago and Puerto Rico, LNG terminals
are safely being operated.
"Puerto Rico has three times the amount of hotels
that the Bahamas has. It is the number one destination
in this region.
"The Dominican Republic has 55,000 hotel rooms,
and both of them have terminals on their shores and
have had them for many years and have had not one
accident."
Mr Miller said that a town meeting on the LNG
topic is still being planned as the relevant experts in the
field are being contacted from around the world to
reschedule the meeting.


The hospital is also accused of
having no significant guidelines
in place for treatment of burns
patients, or directions for seeking
specialist advice or arranging
transfer to a burns facility.
The writ claims Mr Esfakis
would have survived his injuries
had it not been for the defen-
dants' negligence.
In the damages claim, Mr
Esfakis's income was listed as
$84,000, with Mrs Esfakis being
his sole dependant.
In addition to special damages
of $62,611, Mrs Esfakis is claim-


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ing loss of earnings during what
would have been her husband's
working life.
The defendants have asked
for an extension of time to pre-
pare a defence.
The complaint to the Hospital
and Health Care Facilities Board
asks the board to investigate the
record of Christopher Esfakis in
exercise of its oversight function
of private hospital care.
Mrs Esfakis has asked for a
date when the investigation will
take place, but to date is still
awaiting a response.


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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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Publisher/Editor 1972-

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to minister


EDITOR, The Tribune.

I SHOULD be grateful if you
would permit me to respond
briefly to the letter of the Minister
of Foreign Affairs and the Public
Service which appeared in The
Tribune of 4th May. I wish to
thank him for his quick reply to
my earlier letter. This, in my view,
is what a debate on CSME
requires.
The debate does not require to
be cast in political terms, howev-
er. I was keen to steer away from
giving my contribution a politi-
cal context. These are my per-
sonal views and, whether or not
they coincide with the expressed
views of either major political
party is of no particular relevance
to an objective debate.
The Minister may not agree
with this perspective. He was vig-
orous in creating a political con-
text and then went on to suggest,
rather curiously, that there ought
not be a political difference on
the matter.
. As my point of departure I
should like to refer to the Minis-
ter's statement that there would
be absolutely no change in the
status quo of the Bahamian eco-
nomic situation if the Bahamas
signs on to CSME with the reser-
vations that have been advanced
publicly. There will be none what-
soever, he emphasised.
The reservations with which
the Minister says both major
political parties would have no
difficult signing on include the
free movement of people, the
monetary union, the Caribbean
Court of Justice and the Com-
mon External Tariff. The Right of
Establishment was not included.
The number of Bahamian busi-
ness persons who are likely to be
affected by this provision will not
agree with the minister's asser-
tion of no change in the status
quo. Indeed he was wrong alto-
gether.
But if he were right, a rational
mind should immediately enquire
into the purpose of signing on to
an economic arrangement whose
defining characteristics the
Bahamas must exclude itself from
so as to'remain in the same posi-
tion as before signing on. Why
engage in such a useless exercise
against the objections of so many
Bahamians and incur the admin-
istrative costs which membership
will surely bring about.
The answer was in fact given
by the Minister at a meeting of
the Kiwanis Club recently. His
position is that not signing on
would exclude the Bahamas from
the associations it already enjoys
under the existing Caricom,
including the University of the
West Indies (UWI), the
Caribbean Tourism Organisation
(CTO), the Caribbean Develop-
ment Bank (CDB) and many oth-
ers.
This is unlikely to be true. But
if it were, that would constitute
intellectual blackmail. I do not
know who benefits most from the.
association with CDB and CTO,
but it would be offensive in the
extreme if such an important
social and cultural link between


the Bahamas and the region as
UWI represents should be sev-
ered because economic realities
cannot justify a single economic
space between them. The right
thing would be to seek to expand
our social linkages, not sever
them.
The Paper "The Implications
For The Bahamas On Participa-
tion In The Caricom Single Mar-
ket And Economy" written by
Prof Bishnodat Persaud and Dr
Michael Davenport to which the
Minister has already referred sug-
gests a very practical option to
joining CSME.
Noting that there are some
areas where difficult problems
would arise for The Bahamas,
and acknowledging that political
difficulties and special concerns
might prevent signing on to
CSME, the Paper suggested a
form of Associate Membership
of CSME for the Bahamas
through separate agreements
incorporating all economic areas
in which cooperation could be
agreed. These gentlemen appear
to have had a clearer under-
standing of the enormity of the
challenge for the Bahamas than
some of us do.
Since we seem determined not
to want to consider maintaining
the status quo, we ought then to
have been directing our energies
to structuring the arrangement
for Associate Membership which
could in a positive way spell out
what we could agree to rather
than signing on to an evolving
common market mechanism and
then seeking exceptions of unde-
termined duration.
The reason we have not done
this may have to do with our fail-
ure to appreciate the complexity
of CSME membership. This
became clearer to me when the
minister dismissed my objection
to CSME as an objection to trade
liberalisation.
One can quite correctly sup-
port trade liberalisation, WTO or
Capital Account liberalisation
and still object to CSME because
CSME is so much more. CSME is
precisely as the name suggests, a
common economic space. Mak-
. ing the comparison as the Minis-
ter has done to WTO and FTAA,
shows that the Minister has clear-
ly failed to appreciate that trade
agreements as these two are con-
cern themselves with the har-
monisation of trade policies and
matters related directly to trade,
for example, tariffs, most
favoured nation treatment, sub-
sidies, anti-dumping and a range
of trade related issues. A single
economic space or economic
union includes all these trade
issues but extends well beyond
them to harmonisation of fiscal
and monetary policies including
the establishment of a single or
common currency and a range of
other issues not related to trade.
It can be anticipated that the
harmonisation of policies within a


single economic space is a con-
tinuous process with the ultimate
objective being a grouping of
countries which act as one single
economic space. Obviously this
continuous process of policy har-
monisation involves a continuous
erosion of the sphere of influence
of individual governments over
certain national policy issues.
That is what the creation of a sin-
gle economic space does. Any-
one who does not understand an
accept this is not facing reality.
It is presumed that for a time
the Bahamas will be able to
exclude itself from some key pro-
visions that constitute CSME a
common economic space because
such provisions create problems
for the Bahamas. But how and
when it may be determined that
the holiday from these provisions
will end must be a worrisome
issue.
For the foreseeable future the
logic which supports these excep-
tions today will continue to exist.
For thinking Bahamians it must
be a worrisome issue that we are
proposing to lock ourselves into a
long-term very comprehensive
arrangement which has offend-
ing provisions from which we are
obliged to take temporary relief.
The Bahamas has been
remarkably successful in pursu-
ing a unique economic path in
the region by a peculiar set of fis-
cal and legislative arrangements,
and its own historical and geo-
graphic circumstances. It is pri-
marily a provider of internation-
al services whose market orien-
tation is. decidely global rather
than regional.
It is now proposed that the
Bahamas should enter into a
common economic space in the
Caribbean region with which it
shares little economic and mone-
tary interest. The economic diver-
gence between the Bahamas and
the rest of the region is of such,
magnitude that it seems readily
accepted that it should be granted
temporary exemptions from key
provisions of the arrangement
defining this common economic
space.
No one, not the Minister nor
anyone else, can know how this"
participation would effect the
Bahamas' economic situation,
first, in terms of the impact of the
provisions to which it will have
to adhere, then in terms of the
anticipation of the end of the
exemptions it may be granted and
finally in anticipation of where
the evolving harmonisation with-
in this common economic space
may eventually lead.
CSME must be seen as an
evolving mechanism. You can be
sure it anticipates further har-
monisation of policies to give
fuller meaning to this common
economic space.
The Minister insists, and so
does his Ambassador for the
Caribbean, that there is no sig-
nificant divergence between the
Bahamas and the rest of the Cari-
com. If this is so there is then no
basis for seeking exemptions. But

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Meeting of Teachers & Salaried Workers Co-operative Credit
Union Limited will be held at the British Colonial Hilton
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commencing at 8:00 am for the following purposes:

To receive the Report of the Board of Directors for 2004.
To receive the Audited Accounts for 2004.
To elect members of the Board of Directors.
To discuss and approve the Budget for 2005.
To take action on such matters as may come before the
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Resident's campaign




against rental units


* By KILAH ROLLE
Tribune Staff Reporter
A LONG-STANDING mem-
ber of the Monastery Park com-
munity is seeking the public's
support against "unfair" zoning
practices.
Predensia Fox says she has a
mission to protect the rights of
her community and is hitting
out at the Department of Phys-
ical Planning for allowing rental
units to be constructed in a res-
idential area.
According to Mrs Fox, she
has spent 20 years watching her
neighbourhood develop into a
community of family homes,
and became concerned when
she learned the two remaining
lots were being cleared for the
construction of rental units.
"This is a complete victimi-
sation of residential citizens,"
said Mrs Fox, "and I am a con-
cerned Bahamian who believes
the law should not just apply to
some but should mandate all
rights of all citizens."
Mrs Fox said she immediate-
ly contacted the DPP, stating
that she and her husband had


* THE site which is undergoing construction


checked the restriction clauses
for the area to ensure it was res-
idential before investing.
Zoning is the way the gov-
ernment controls the physical
development of land. It outlines
the kinds of uses to which prop-
erties in a given area may be
put.


Last Wednesday, after notic-
ing the property being cleared
by tractors, she wrote to Physi-
cal Planning director Michael
Major, and copied her letter to
Fred Mitchell, the area MP.
Mrs Fox said she received a
generic response on behalf of
the director, which stated: "The


zoning of lot number 119
Monastery Park has been
approved for multi-family
development of 50 persons per
acre, and a parking ratio of 1.5
spaces per unit."
A ministry spokesman said:
"There are a number of lots in
the area, at least 20 to 30 that
are zoned for multi-family pur-
poses, and owners have the
right to construct several units
on them as long as they are
being constructed for residen-
tial use."
"How is this possible when the
area is not zoned for this pur-
pose?" asked Mrs Fox. "Only
this one person can benefit from
this as all the land in this area has
residential dwellings as stipulat-
ed in the clause.
"This is prejudice towards the
other members of the commu-
nity. How is it possible that one
person can have this privilege
and not other residents?"
Mrs Fox said the rental units
will alter the character of the
neigbourhood, and pose a safe-
ty threat because of the
increased traffic of strangers
who will rent the properties.


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FREEPORT A 33-year-
old Grand Bahama man was
sentenced three years in prison
at Fox Hill after pleading
guilty to possession of danger-
ous drugs with intent to supply
and assault in Freeport Magis-
trate Court on Wednesday.
Dario Swann, of Hampshire
Drive, South Bahamia, was
charged in Court Two before
Magistrate Subu LaSalle for
possession of marijuana and
assaulting a police officer on
Sunday.


He pleaded guilty to both
counts and was fined $6,000
or two years' imprisonment
on the drugs charge, and $500
or three months imprisonment
for the assault.
Swann, who was unable to
pay the fines, was sentenced
to serve an additional year for
breaching a bond imposed on
November 26, 2003 when he
was bound over to keep the
peace for two years after
pleading guilty to possession
of firearm and ammunition.


CSME 'will benefit Bahamas'


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT Minister of Foreign
Affairs and Public Service Fred Mitchell
has told business persons that the Caribbean
Single Market Economy treaty has no impli-
cations for Freeport as a free trade zone.
"The ability to continue to do business in
Freeport will still be there," he reassured
executives at a Grand Bahama Chamber
of Commerce business luncheon on
Wednesday at Ruby Swiss Restaurant.
Mr Mitchell said the campaign of oppo-
sition by a "strident minority" is just a
"smokescreen" built on fear, prejudice and
a reckless disregard for the economic future
of the country.
Just as the Hawksbill Creek Agreement
has provided significant economic benefits
to Freeport, he said CSME would bring the


economic and trade benefits in the future.
"No one can argue that the decision to
draw up the HCA was not almost an act of
genius. It has brought untold value to the
gross domestic product of the Bahamas. It
has increased the wealth of thousands of
Bahamian families," Mr Mitchell said.

Membership

The Bahamas has been apart of the
CARICOM since 1983 and is being asked
to continue its final step of membership
with CARICOM under the revised Treaty
of Chaguarmas.
'.We cannot.just pick up our georgie bun-
dles and retreat behind the Caribbean seas of
the islands of Bahamas," said Mr Mitchell.
The minister said government is engaged
in a straightforward exercise of maintaining


MP blasts Bahamasair policy


LUCAYA MP Neko Grant
has criticised Bahamasair for
imposing $20 penalty on pas-
sengers for changing their trav-
el plans.
Mr Grant, the shadow minis-
ter for Bahamasair, said that this
extra financial burden would
affect thousands of passengers.
"Every week hundreds of
Bahamians must travel back
and forth between Nassau and
Freeport and are forced often to
change their schedules for rea-


sons beyond their control," Mr
Grant said.
He said that frequently,
Bahamians from the southern
islands must travel north for
medical purposes or family
crises and must make necessary
changes in those travel plans.
"It is unconscionable that
these persons should be forced
to pay a penalty for altering
their schedules, especially when
many of them can barely afford
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The MP said that he hopes
that the airline will reconsider
and drop the idea of a penalty,
and that all Family Island par-
liament members will press the
airline and the government for a
reconsideration.
He said it appears that the
national flag carrier is severely
"strapped for cash" and this is
one of the ways in which they
are attempting to increase rev-
enue.
"You do not tax poor people
in such a shameful manner. It is
like Jesse James trying to take
money from the travelling pub-
lic in Nassau and Freeport and
other terminals around the
Bahamas," he said.


Fetlzr Fniie


the Bahamas' position in CARICOM, and
reserving the country's position on the prin-
ciple economic aspects of the Treaty.
The Bahamas, he said, would obtain
political benefits, the best economic benefits
and a prime strategic trading position.
He added that after signing the Treaty the
Bahamas:
will not be subject to the free move-
ment of people from other countries
through the Bahamas;
will not be subject to the final deci-
sions of the Caribbean Court of Justice on
appeal, keeping instead the Law Lords of
the British Privy Council in London;
will not be part of any single currency
or monetary union;
will not join in any Common Exter-
nal Tariff until the Bahamas work out for
itself the best way to replace its reliance
on Customs Duties.


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TERMSS AND CONDIT IONS OF THE OFFERIN( G....


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

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

FINANCIAL INFORMATION........ .....................................4

PURPOSE OI, THE BOND ISSUE/USE OF PROCEEDS ........................4... ..

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE OFFERING ....... ............................................5

SUPPLEMENTARY PRO ISIO S ..................... ........ .. 5.

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G t4UARAN'"ltR: The Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas

. UNT: B$24,000,000.00
M1'IITRIT1U : ,rEz B$8,000,000 due on May 20, 2025
B$8,000,000 due on May 20, 2030 .
S* $8,000,000 due on May 20, 2035

MI R '4RiS 1RA ESt" Bonds due on May 20, 2025 at 1/2% per
B ontds duceonMayv 20, 2030 at 5/8% per
Bonds iue on My2' 20 2035 at 3/4% per

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bemiade on November 2- l2005 and subequISni'erI'tpayments will be made on ]
)ofeach year thereafter until 0heBo ndl are,-4repaid.

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GUARANTOR, be listed and traded on adomest


INTRODUCTION

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


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

All applications must be fully completed, using the form provided herein and
Ijmust be for a minimum purchase of B$100.00, and in increments of B$100.00
thereafter. -. :: - : : .*:
In allocating bonds subscribed for, subscriptions from individuals up to .
B$l0,000 will be fully served before any applications will be made to
co iopoiratesubscibers. That portion of individual subscriptions in excess of
B$1 I ,0li o Ainid coTorate subscriptions will be allocated cn a pro ratabasiis. ',,


An early examination of the previously unknown two subsurface structural
remains showed association with materials from the second half of the 18"'
century. The architectural style of the first is associated with enslaved Africans
and this structure may represent one of the earliest slave.cabins in The Bahamas.
The second structure, a well-preserved limestone mortar floor, led the
archaeologists to further their radiocarbon dating analysis of th:esitei The
results of the dating indicated a much longer period of occupation, possibly
beginning as early as AD 1100 and extending throughColumbian contact.


FINANCIAL INFORMATION

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

any funds as from time to time are provided by Parliament,
any funds as from time to time accrue to The Clifton Heritage Authority from the
management of Clifton Heritage,
any funds as from time to time are borrowed by The Clifton Heritage Authority or ,
raised by The Clifton Heritage Authority, pursuant to Section 10 of The Clifton
Heritage Authority Act, 2004, and
any fundsas fom time to time are advanced to The Clifton Heritage Authority
pursuant to Section 10of The Clifton Heritage Authority Act, 2004

The Bonds, which are thesulbject of this prosper tus,-are issued in accordancexth'stiCw
10 of TheSCifto|n H |eriaiAithoriotyAct 2004. .


ARA 1Ok: T1he Bonds which se thisisueare guaIranteed by theGover of Te
Comon.wealthof.Th Bahamnas .





The following nfornmaioisxacdfm the unaudited accountsofT Gr, mo
Tof:he Bahamas.

Y00 FY2002/2003 F '2003/2004 FY'2004200




Re,-w Expenditure (excludIng
Repayment of l Dl9 0 031.06772S9.000
Capital Development ExpeDdui
(excluding loans contbtwions aI
advances to public c0rporo,3 2 7_ .7 L01'2
** Provisional estimates from nr unasis t
* The National Debt ...amount ii f$ r1,...0.

Provisional 'estes om the unuditedccot tDecmb 1,204hw e National Debt of The
Bahamas to be B$2,522',587,000
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THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2005









THE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2005, PAGE 7


APPLICATION FORM

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


APPLICATION NO._
ALLOTMENT NO.
DATE:


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

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


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


Bonds 2025 B$_
Bonds 2030 B$_
Bonds 2035 B$_


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

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


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


Bonds 2025 B$_
Bonds 2030 B$_
Bonds 2035 B$_


BANK DRAFTS SHOULD BE MADE PAYABLE TO THE CENTRAL BANK OF THE BAHAMAS



BANK DRAFTS SHOULD BE MADE PAYABLE TO THE CENTRAL BANK OF THE BAHAMAS



Ordinary Signature


Name in Full (BLOCK LETrERS, state whether Mr., Mrs., or Miss and titles if any.)


Address (Corporation etc. should give Registered Addresses, Telephone Numbers, Facsmile Numbers)





(where two or more persons apply as joint subscribers, the additional names and addresses should be give
below.)
Ordinary Signature
Name in Full
Address
Telephone No.


Ordinary Signature
Name in Full
Address
Telephone No.

I/We hereby request interest to be paid by:
0 Bank Credit
Account holder Name
Bank Name


Bank Branch


Type of Account
Account Number


M By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
FREEPORT Police are
alarmed at the number of traffic
accidents and injuries in Grand
Bahama within the last few
days.
Superintendent Basil Rah-
ming said that excessive speed
and failure to adhere to traffic
signs had been factors in sever-
al crashes which occurred
between Sunday and Tuesday,
Kristan Stuart, 19, of Holmes


Rock, is expected to be airlift-
ed to a Florida hospital after
suffering a broken right
thigh bone when he lost
control of his 600 Yamaha
motorcycle on Tuesday.
The accident occurred around
7.45pm while Stuart was riding
his bike in Jones Town, Eight
Mile Rock.
He is being treated at Rand
Memorial Hospital until airlift'
arrangements can be made.
Three adults and two children
sustained injuries in an accident
at the intersection of Midship-


man Road and West Beach Dri-
ve on Tuesday morning.
Asling Klonaris, 37, of
Amelia Place, was reportedly
driving a Mitsubishi Montero
east on Midshipman Drive.
With her were passengers Mar-
garet Miller, 68, of Greening
Glade, and her two children,
Amelia, 14 and Sasha, nine.
Stephen Mott, 37, of Van-
couver Road, was driving north
on West Beach Drive in a Nis-
san Sentra when the two vehi-
cles collided.
Ms Miller was trapped in the
wreckage and had to be saved
by firemen.
They were all taken by ambu-
lance to hospital, where they
were treated for various
injuries.
Police are also investigating
an accident on Tuesday after-
noon on East Sunrise Highway
when a Honda Accord crashed
into a concrete wall.
No one was seriously hurt in
that accident.
A two-year-old child was air-
lifted to Nassau in critical con-
dition, and several others per-
sons were seriously injured in
an accident at East Sunrise
Highway and Arden Forest
Road.
According to reports, a Hon-
da CRV driven by Malcolm
Scott, 22, and a mini van driven
by Katsia Parker collided
around 10pm on May 7.
LaTesia Wilson, 21, was a
passenger in Scott's vehicle, and
Majorie Dean and two-year-old
Nahja Farrington were passen-
gers in Parker's vehicle.
The victims were taken to
hospital where they are all still
detained.
Police are urging motorist to
drive with extreme caution and
pay attention to traffic laws and
signs.


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FIRST CALL

The First Call of the Annual General Meeting of the Bahamas Law Enforcement
Co-operative Credit Union Limited
will be held on

Saturday, May 14th, 2005
at 9:00am
at Casuarinas of Cable Beach
West Bay Street, Nassau

Failure to obtain a quorum will result in a
postponement of the meeting

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The PLP has abandoned the positions


IN its three years in office,
the PLP has violated
almost every fundamental posi-
tion it took during the general
election campaign of 2002.
It is these violations that rep-


resent its most glaring failure
since assuming power and are
the reasons why so many
Bahamians that supported the
party are now disappointed.
Let's examine the five most fun-
damental positions.


"SELLING THE
COUNTRY OUT"

The PLP said that when
the Ingraham adminis-
tration approved an unprece-


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the product throughout the month of May in local pharmacies.

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people with diabetes. Abbott is a proud sponsor of the Bahamas
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dented $4.5 billion plus in for-
eign direct investments during
its tenure, it had sold the coun-
try out.
It claimed that too much land
was being sold to foreigners and
too many concessions were
being given to foreign investors.
In fact, at one point, notwith-
standing that under the FNM
more than 40,000 new jobs were
created for Bahamians, the
mantra was that the FNM was
focusing too much on the econ-
omy and not enough on peo-
ple.
In the past three years, the
PLP not only claims as its most
prized achievement the
approval of some $4 billion in
foreign investment,but its Min-
ister of Financial' Services,
Allyson Maynard-Gibson, even
boasted that her government
had approved the sale of 15
per cent more land than the
FNM.
In fact, Bahamians seem con-
cerned that the secret Baha Mar
heads of agreement includes
extraordinary land giveaways
that cannot be explained by a
government that once accused
its predecessors of "selling out"
the country.
In addition, the economy is
everything to the PLP and talk-
ing it up is a daily occupation, as
it tries to convince Bahamians
that the approved foreign


investment projects, most of
which have not got off the
ground, will produce "more jobs
than people for jobs".
It seems that foreign invest-
ment and land sales to foreign-
ers is no longer a matter of
"selling the country out" now
that the PLP is in office.
CONSULTING THE PUBLIC

The PLP came to office
saying that it would be
a government of consultation.
It proceeded in this vein to
appoint numerous large con-
sultative committees to advise it
on any number of issues.
Despite its rhetoric, howev-
er, and the appointment of
many consultative committees,
over the last three years the
Christie administration has
gained a reputation for being a
government of non-consulta-
tion. Why?
Because despite claiming to
desire consultation, it has failed
to consult in critical instances.
Take for example the funda-
mental issue of joining the
CSME.
The Christie administration
has taken a decision to join the
CSME in July this year. In
doing so, it has not yet properly
advised the public that it made
such a decision, nor has it con-


suited the public in doing so.
In fact, the government has
not even received advice on the
matter from the 33-member
trade committee that it appoint-
ed for the self same purpose.
Small communities like Gua-
na Cay have had large projects
approved for them without con-
sultation and, in fact, according
to the environmental impact
statement for the project in
Guana Cay, the Office of the
Prime Minister prior to the final
approval being given discour-
-aged public consultation.
Decisions have similarly been
made on LNG and other mat-
ters without proper consulta-
tion.
It seems that consulting the
public was easier for the PLP
to promise in an election cam-
paign than it is to deliver as the
elected government.
HIGH MORAL
STANDARDS

D uring the general
election campaign,
Prime Minister Christie and his
colleagues adorned every
church pulpit that they could
get their hands on trying to bap-
tise themselves with the image
of people close to God and
committed to high moral stan-
dards and ethics.


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Re: Personal Banking Officer (Credit)
Head Office, Cable Beach
P.O. Box N-7502
Nassau
Fax 327.5175 /

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it was elected on


Quite frankly, they did a good
job. Yet, in three years, the holy
image that they nurtured during
the campaign has all but van-
ished.
This is because of scandal
after scandal that reveal both
public and private failures in
moral and ethical conduct.
These scandals include the
Sidney Stubbs saga, the Bradley
Roberts affair, the Harachji
money debacle, the Korean
Boat debauchery, the Edison
Key resignation dilemma and a
number of conflict of interest
allegations.
These are only the matters
that have made the news.
IThere are numerous other
issues known to members of
the public privately, which if
placed in the public domain
would only make the point
more strongly.
The fact is that the public and
private behaviour of far too
many members of the govern-
ment have left many in doubt
about the sincerity of their
efforts during the election cam-
paign.
FIX THOSE FINANCIAL
SERVICES LAWS

The PLP used the finan-
cial services laws
passed in 2000 to hang the
FNM.
They claimed that those
laws were unconstitutional and
were rushed merely to appease
the Americans. They led
many people to believe that
when they came to office
they would change the laws in
order to relax the high stan-
dards of operation the laws
instituted.
Three years later, not one sin-
gle-Jaw has been changed, not
even the Financial Intelligence
Unit Act once declared uncon-
stitutional by then PLP candi-
date Alfred Sears and now PLP
Attorney General Sears.
pideed, members of the
government who once blasted
those laws now use them as
refuge against claims that the
Baliamas is a jurisdiction of pri-
maryconcern for money laun-
dering.


A NEW PLP

Concerned about its tar-
nished record, the PLP
promoted itself during the gen-
eral election campaign of 2002
as a "new PLP".
By this it meant that all
those unsavoury things for
which it had' been known
while in government for 25
years, such as public corruption,
victimisation, cronyism, fav-
ouritism, greed and laziness,
would not be a part of its tenure
in office if and when it took
power.
In the past three years, how-
ever, many Bahamians who
hoped for better are now con-
vinced that better has not come.
They claim that the new PLP is
nothing more than the old PLP
one generation removed.
Whether real or perceived,
Bahamians believe that "the
boys are back" and are back in
a big way.
Many admit that PM Christie
is not likely a sponsor of this
resurgence of the old guard but
they concede that he seems
powerless to do anything about
it.
This much is certain: if the
boys are back in a big way, they
have much more stealth than
they did a couple of decades
ago.
In opposition, the PLP criti-
cised what the FNM was doing
and promised to do better. The
majority of people believed
them. Now in government for
three years, the PLP had to
deliver.
Despite their very diligent
efforts to claim otherwise, the
fact is that most adults in this
country are greatly disappoint-
ed in the PLP's performance
over the three years.
So bad is the disappointment,
that even PLPs find it difficult
to mount a sane defence of their
party.
As one of them told me just a
couple of days ago: "Zhivargo,
now you know I am a die-hard
PLP but if election was called
tomorrow, the FNM would get
my vote because my party is
doing nonsense."
Knowing this family as I do, I


was totally shocked by the
remark, but it is not something
that is unusual to hear these
days.
REFERENDUM OR NO
REFERENDUM

t must be troubling to the
government that many of
its senior supporters and even
some of its government officials
either believe that it should
have a referendum on joining
the CSME or have no difficulty
having one.
Among such persons are
highly regarded businessman
Franklyn Wilson and parlia-
mentary secretary Veronica
Owens. There are others for
certain.
The fact is that these persons
represent a vast majority
of Bahamians who believe that
the government's decision to
join the CSME in July of
this year at the next heads of
government meeting should not
be taken without the ultimate
public consultation, a referen-
dum.
Oddly enough, the govern-
ment, according to the Minis-
ter of Foreign Affairs, does not
agree. The minister insists that
he and his colleagues have the
legal authority to sign the coun-
try on the CSME, which they
do.
However, having the legal
authority to do something is not
the same as having the public
support to do it. Servants of the
people ought to know the dif-
ference and ought to regard the
difference.
Joining the CSME is certain-
ly not a matter on which the
national security, public health,
economic destiny or political
stability of the country rest.
Therefore, joining is more a lux-
ury than a necessity.
As such it would be wise to
join it only if the public sup-
ports the same.
THOUGHT FOR THE
WEEK

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2005, offered jointly by COB
and USF.
A college spokesman said the
expansion of post-baccalaure-
ate study was part of COB's
plan to increase its capacity as it
moves toward becoming the
University of the Bahamas by
2007.
The degree is accredited by
both the American Library
Association and by the Nation-
al Council for Accreditation of
Teacher Education.
The programme, which con-
sists of 39 credit hours; totalhf
13 courses, will feature a com-
bination of face-to-face and on-
line instruction, a method of
delivery for which more and
more universities are opting for,
even with their onshore pro-
grammes.
COB vice president of acad-
emic affairs, Dr Linda Davis,
said: "We believe in high stan-
dards at the College of the
Bahamas.
"A programme of this mag-
nitude has national implications
and we will eventually be offer-
ing our own master's degree
programmes and what we learn
from an institution like the Uni-
versity of South Florida, we'll
transfer into our own graduate
programmes."
Librarians
She added: "It is no secret
that more qualified librarians
are needed in the Bahamas."
COB libraries director Willa-
mae Johnson said: "It's impor-
tant that as these library facili-
ties are built in the country, we
not only have the material
resources but the human
resources as well to place in
these libraries," said
At present COB, in conjunc-
tion with other universities,
offers MAs in educational
administration and teaching and
learning with technology.
An MA programme in school
counselling will start in summer
next year, and an MA pro-
gramme in early childhood edu-
cation is tentatively set to begin
in September next year.
Before the conclusion of the
two-year library MA, students
will be expected to complete
two internships; one in the
Bahamas and one at the USF
main campus in Tampa.
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week summer programme dur-
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degree and students will be able
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THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2005, PAGE 1.3


Lawyers call for




mens' release


FROM page one

Justice Isaacs ruled that the
treaty could not be enforced
because one of its provisions
requires government to be
responsible for any expenses
incurred in the extradition
process.
It was pointed out that the
use of all public funds must be
ratified by parliament. Howev-
er this provision of the treaty
was never presented to the
House of Assembly for its
approval.
However, The Tribune was
told last night that the attor-
ney general's office is present-
ly studying the judgment, but in
the meantime, "the status quo
with regard to all persons in
the extradition process
remains, until such time as
there is a further order of the
court".
The Ministry of Foreign
Affairs has delivered a formal
diplomatic note to the govern-
ment of the United States reaf-
firming the Bahamas' commit-
ment to the extradition treaty.
The successful legal team,
headed by Maurice Glinton,
hinted yesterday that the
Bahamas government could be
facing a series of lawsuits for
wrongful detainment.
The far-reaching implications
of the judgment now have
financial experts looking at the
extradition of accounts from
the Bahamas into US hands as
well.
"Up until yesterday, one
minute after the judgment was
read, the presumption would
have been that these were per-
sons who were arrested with a
view to extradition, and that
was done unlawfully," said
lawyer Glinton, speaking from
the offices of the Landfall Cen-
tre.
"Our clients are being sorely
abused by having to be in those
conditions even though they
succeeded. They have already
proven their case. That's why
the judgment is a final judg-


ment.
"Until they are given their
absolute release and discharge,
they are being falsely impris-
oned because there is no law
to justify it."
Another team lawyer, Jerone
Roberts,.added that he felt that
had the charges been brought
against his clients by the
Bahamas government, the men
would have at least been freed
on bail.
The attorney general's office
said that pending appeal, it has
suspended any effect the judg-
ment might have on the case
in question. Public Prosecu-
tions Director Bernard Turn-
er said the judge stayed his
order pending the prosecu-
tion's appeal, submitted yes-
terday, and therefore the ruling
has not gone into effect as yet.
Yesterday Mr Glinton com-
mented: "What is suspended is
not the judgment, but the effect
of it not just on our client,
that's already been determined
- that's been adjudicated. The
court is in a bit of a fix . it is
for the Attorney General to do
the right thing and understand
that we must cut our losses.


There are some things he can't
do anything about, but this he
can do something about."
In Article 18 of the treaty,
the Bahamas government was
made responsible for paying all
costs incurred in the capture
and prosecution of persons
wanted by the United States to
answer to charges there.
Mr Glinton said that by not
properly laying those expendi-
tures before parliament, the
"inattention to detail could
repercuss in such a way that
you have been penny wise and
millions foolish."
"Inattention to detail has
resulted in the state becoming
liable or potentially liable . .
and there is a floodgate. The
treaty was sorely deficient.
"We take satisfaction that we
were able to convince a
Bahamian court to give valida-
tion to the rule of law,
supremacy of the Constitution,
and thereby vindicate the rights
of its citizens, even those who
are incarcerated, to approach
the court on a constitutional
motion for redress. This is a
very important piece of history
making," he said.


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Sof Canada-


PROPERTIES LISTED FOR SALE

Contact Account Officer listed below by using number code above each property.

HOUSES/APARTMENTS/COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS


(702) Lot #30 Golden Gates
#1, containing a duplex/apart-
ment residence, with 2 two
bed one bath, living, dining
rooms and kitchen units (lot size
6,000 sq ft.). Appraised value
$177,000.
(433) Lot #165 located *
Dorsetteville Subdivision, Bam-
boo Town Southern District
containing duplex apartment
building (2,112 sq. ft.). Propery
5,000 sq. ft (50 x 100). Ap-
praised value $180,000.
(401) Lots # 17 & #18 Crown
Allotments, Love Hill Settlement,
Andros. Containing a two-storey
res. Appraised Value $100,000.

(702) Lot #26 Block #22
Englerston containing a duplex
apartment. Property size 5,000
sq. ft. Appraised valued $60,000
(806) Lots #1 & #2, Block 3
with a parcel situated between
Lot #1, Block 3, containing a 4
bedroom condominium Sunset
View Villas, West Bay Street.
Appraised Value $750,000.
(806) Lot #13, Block 4 of Cor-
al Waterways, Section One, Coral
Harbour, New Providence with
two houses and a swimming
pool, #312 N.P. bounded North-
wardly by a canal or waterway
of the said Subdivision known as
Flamingo waterway and running
102.004 ft. Eastwardly by lot #14
and 146.145ft Southwardly by
a reservation for a private road.
Appraised Value $530,000
(601) Lot #25, containing.a.
fourplex (2 bed 1 bath) George
Glinton Subdivision west
of Kennedy Subdivision, off
Soldier Road Lot approximately
8,967 sq. ft. Appraised value
$172,000.
(433) Lot #27 of Village Allot-
ment #14 in the Eastern District,
containing residence situated on
Denver Street off Parkgate Road
in the Ann's Town Constituency,
New: Providence. Property size
2,500 sq. ft. Building size -990 sq.
ft. Appraised value $50,000.
(304) Lot #213 containing
residence in Elizabeth Estates
East Subdivision, New Provi-
dence. Appraised value: TBO
(304) Lot #2 in block #8,
Steward Road, Coral Heights
East Subdivision situated in
Western District of New Provi-


dence, approx. size 8,800 sq. ft.
with a split level containing two
bed, two bath, living, dining &
family rooms, kitchen and utility
room approx. size of building
2,658 sq. ft.. Appraised value:
$322,752
(102) Condominium Unit N-
310 Silver Sands Lodge, Freeport,
Grand Bahama. Appraised
value: TBO
(902) Parcel of land.located
at the southern end of Tarpum
Bay containing a single family
two-storey residence 4,888 sq.
ft. 7 bedrooms/2 bathrooms.
Appraised value $77,000.
(902) Lot #4 located in "The
Village" in the settlement of
Rock Sound, Eleuthera with a 1
_ storey building containing a
3 bed, 2 bath, kitchen, living
room and linen closet. Ap-
praised value $109,795
(902) Lot #80 (57 ft x 50 ft)
located Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera
- containing 3 bed, 1 bath house.
Appraised valued $80,000
(902) 0.281 acre lot situated .
Governor's Harbour with (1)
2 storey stone commercial and
apartment building containing
six apartment units, one laundry
and (2) One storey building
containing two 2 bed/I bath,
apartments. Appraised value
$387,900.
(902) Lot situated North
Palmetto Point, 100 x 100 x 100x
100 containing a one story house
with 3 bed, 2 bath, living room,
kitchen and linen closet. Ap-
praised value $123,192..
(902) Lot #14, Block #23
(125 x 80) situated Rainbow
Bay, Eleuthera containing a
one storey house with 2 bed/I
bath, kitchen, living room and 2
linen closets. Appraised value
$89,998.
(902) L. ot of land 94 x 94 x
150 x 150 on Queens Highway
just south of Palmetto Point with
a two storey stone building con-
taining'twoiapartmerits:. ach:;'
unit has 3 bed/2 bath, kitchen,
living room and 3 linen closets.
Appraised value $287,209.
(902) Lot #50 x 75 x 75 x 51
situated in Tarpum Bay contain-
ing a one storey stone house
with a 3 bed/2 bath, kitchen,
living room and linen closet.
Appraised value $107,750.


(400) Lot #100 of Bahama
Spring Subdivision, Section 1
of San Andros on the Island of
Andros. 150' x 125', total approx.
$18,750 sq.ft. with duplex 2
bed, 1 bath each. Appraised
value $62,000.
(433) Lot #165 Dorsettville
Subdivision, Bamboo Town,
Southern District containing du-
plex apartment valued $180,000.

(105) Lot with three bed, two
and a half bath residence, situ-
ated Bailey Town, North Bimini.
Appraised value TBO
(901) Lot #7 Johnson's
Harbour View Estates, Harbour
Island. 9,063 sq. ft. containing 4
bed/3 bath CBS residence. Ap-
praised value $421,000.
(903) Lot #15 located
Johnson Harbour View Estate,
Harbour Island, size 6,750 sq. ft.
with a 3 bed, 2 bath residence.,
Estimated value $95,000.
(105) Condminium Unit
- 1 bedroom, 1 bath with loft
located Sampson Ridge, South
Bimini. Appraised value TBO
(601) Property located Mone-
stary Park on Lot #105 (7,138 sq.
ft.). Appraised Value $136,000.
(902) Lot of land 175 x 184
x 175 x 200 situated one mile
south of the Palmetto Point in-
tersection, containing a partially
completed two storey structure.
Appraised value $107,222.
(903) Southern portion of Lot
#27, located.J.ohnson's Harbour
View Estates, Harbour Island -
Lot size 72 x 48, containing a 2
storey building. Appraised value
$110,000.
(902) Lot (8,000 sq. ft.) situ-
ated Sand's Alley, North Palmetto
Point with incomplete triplex
(concrete structure belt course
2,529.6 sq. ft). Appraised value
.$49,414.
(601). Property located
Mason's Addition with partly
completed restaurant. Value
$40,000
(601) Lot (3,150 sq. Ft.)
located Mason's Addition with
partly completed restaurant. Ap-
praised value $35,000.


VACANT PROPERTIES
(701) 2 Vacant lots situated (902) Vacant lot situated 0.5 situated in Rock Sound near the
Domingo Heights Subdivision, miles south of Governor's Hat- -Rock Sound Club. Appraised
east of East St. South and north bour, Eleuthera. Dimensions 100 value $25,000.
of Malcolm. Allotment. Ap- x 100 x 100 x 100. Appraised
praised value TBO. value $16,500 (400) 1 acre parcel of land
situated Conch Sound, Andros.
(304) Lot D-2,415 west of Fox (108) Lot #296 Section A Appraised value $18,000.
Hill Road and 659 ft. south of Joe Royal Bahamian Est., Grand
Farrington Road, New Provi- Bahama, vacant single family (401) Lot #38 located Love
dence. Appraised value: TBO lot .49 acre. Appraised value Estates Subdivision western
$22,000 district of New Providence.
(702) Undeveloped Lots #35 Approximate size 1.39 acre Ap-
& #36 Monastery Park. Valued (902) Lot #46, Block #32, praised value $300,000.
$80,000. Bahamia. Section IX Freeport,
Grand Bahama 90 ft wide along (205) Lot B being 5,787 sq.
(565) Vacant lot #5 located Stratford Way and 150 ft along ft located approximately 1,101
Eleuthera Island Shores, Seaside Stratford Court. Appraised value ft north of Carmichael Rd and
Drive Section B, Block #15, $26,000. 3,500 ft east of Faith Avenue
Eleuthera, Bahamas. 9,691 sq. ft. in the Western District of New
Appraised value $21,805. (902) Lot #5 of Bowles Tract, Providence. Appraised value
8.35 acres (2,017.17 ft x 200 ft.) TBO
(902) Vacant Lot situated located approximately 2 miles
South Palmetto Point, Eleuthera, southeast of Governor's Harbour. (565) Lot #3 located Bahama
North of Public Road known as Appraised value $292,000 Village Subdivision, San Andros,
"Hog Hole Road". Dimensions Bahamas. Appraised value
140 x 135 x 100 x 35. Appraised (902) Lot #5 & 6A, Block $15,400.
value $15,000 #3 Club Estates Subdivision

OFFICERS & BRANCHES

OFFICERS COMMERCIAL ANDROS TOWN LOAN COLLECTION CENTRE
BANKING CENTRE Tel:242-368-2071 Tel: 242-394-3560
Tel: 242-356-8567 (400) Mrs. Vanessa Scott (716) Mrs. Ingrid Simon
(802) Mr. Marvin Clarke NASSAU MAIN BRANCH (717) Mrs. Kaye Forsythe
(803) Mr. Brian Knowles Tel: 242-322-8&700 ....(723) Mrs. Janet Dorsett
(806) Mr. Carlton Neymour (701) Mrs. Stephanie Saunderis ( (724)-Mrs.:Nancy Swaby
(807) Mr-Larry-Bowleg .. ..J7021 _Mr. Jim Strachan (725) Ms. Marguerite Johnson
(808) Mrs. Hope Sealey (703) Mrs. Venus Boimy --(565) Mrs.-CatherineDavis.
PALMDALE SHOPPING JFK DRIVE BRANCH MACKEY STREET
CENTRE Tel: 242-325-4711 Tel: 242-393-3097
Tel: 242-302-3800 (401) Mr. Jerome Pinder (601) Ms. Nicola Walker
(201) Mr. David Barr PRINCE CHARLES BAY & VICTORIA BRANCH
(202) Mr. Frank Dean SHOPPING CENTRE Tel: 242-322-2451/3
NASSAU INT'L AIRPORT Tel: 242-393-7505/8 (301) Mrs. Caroline Turnquest
Tel: 242-377-7179 (501) Mr. Keith Lloyd (303) Mr. Desmond McIntosh
(433) Mrs. Lindsey Peterson CABLE BEACH (304) Mrs. Alicia Thompson
GOVERNOR'S HARBOUR, Tel: 242-327-6077 FREEPORT, MAIN BRANCH
ELEUTHERA (466) Mrs. Winnifred Roberts Tel: 242-352-6631/2
Tel: 242-332-2856/8 MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO (101) Mr. Toure Holder
(902) Mr. Brian Hanna Tel: 242-367-2420 (102) Mrs. Damita Newbold-
HARBOUR ISL ND BRANCH (908) Mrs. Joyce Coleby Cartwright
Tel: 242-333-2230 (909) Mrs. Sylvia Poitier (103) Ms. Garnell Frith
(901) Mr. Antonio Eyma (910) Mrs. Joyce Mackey (104) Ms. Jackie Knowles
(903) Mrs. Rose Bethel BIMINI BRANCH (108) Ms. Sylvie Carey
Telephone:242-347-3031
(105) Ms Velderine Laroda

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In court over stabbing

FROM page one

26. Carey was remanded to Her Majesty's Fox Hill Prison.
The two men charged with possessing more than 350
pounds of marijuana with intent to supply appeared in the
magistrate's court again yesterday. Robert Blanc, 20, of
Carmichael Road and Chino Price, 28, of Price Street appeared
for a bail hearing in Court 8 before magistrate Carolita Bethel
yesterday.
According to court documents, the men were accused of
possessing 375 pounds of marijuana with a street value of
$375,000 on May 7. The men, who were charged with posses-
sion of dangerous drugs and conspiracy to possess dangerous
drugs with intent to supply, had pleaded not guilty to the
charges when they first appeared in court on Monday. The men
were each granted $80,000 bail with two sureties on condi-
tion that they do not leave the country and that they report to
the nearest police station three times a week. The men were
remanded to Fox Hill Prison and a trial date was set for July 12.
The men were represented by lawyer Wilbert Moss and Roger
Minnis.


FIDELITY BANK (BAHAMAS) LIMITED

has a vacancy for the position of

FINANCIAL RECOVERY OFFICER


PROFILE:

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


RESPONSIBILITIES
INCLUDE:


Performing administrative functions to assist with the recovery
process in accordance with the Bank's policies and
procedures
Making field calls and contacting delinquent customers for the
recovery of funds
Providing financial guidance to delinquent customers
Preparing reports and court documents to assist with
the recovery process
Attending court on behalf of the bank


Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) Limited offers an excellent remuneration
and benefits package including performance-based incentives,
medical insurance, life and long tern disability insurances and
pension plan.


Send resume no later than Friday 13th May 2005 to:


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

e-mail: info@fidelitybahamas.com


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PAGE 14, THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2005


LOA'NW


Symonette denies




'PM remarks'


FROM page one

in the PLP were grateful.
"But alas, Brent Symon-
ette has broken ranks and
displayed for all to see that
the FNM lacks the maturi-
ty, was not sincere last
week in their call for unity,
and indeed Mr Turnquest
by his silence has con-
doned Brent Symonette's
behaviour."
Mr Rigby said he has
forwarded a letter to Mr
Turnquest demanding that


the FNM apologise and for
the party to distance itself
from Mr Symonette.
However, up to press
time Mr Turnquest said he
had yet to receive such a
letter. :
Mr Turnqurest accused
Mr Rigby of making Mr
Christie's illness a politi-
cal matter. He said. there
was nothing to apologise
for. .,
Although "n'it surprised
by anything, !Mr. Rigby
does", Mr Turnquest said
that the PLP chairman


took issue with something
that did not exist.
"We postponed our rally
from the original date and
I spoke to Mr Christie
myself and expressed my
best wishes and the best
wishes of my party and was
sincere in doing so.
"No-one in my party
wishes Mr Christie ill. For
Mr Rigby to try and pull
out those remarks ...he is
trying to make cheap polit-
ical points to try and get
away from the issues at
hand," said Mr Turnquest.


Lot #355, Yamacraw Beach Estates
Single Family Residence
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Property Size: 6,000 sq. ft.
Building Size: 1,350 sq. ft.
Appraised Value: $178,000.00 / O.N.O

Lot 'J', Montague Bay Estates
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,368 sq. ft.
Building Size: 2,405 sq. ft.
Appraised Value: $208,000.00 / O.N.O

Lot #1228, in
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq. ft.
Building Size: 940 sq. ft.
Appraised Value: $73,000.00 / O.N.O

Lot #114, Elizabeth Estates
Single-Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq. ft.
Building Size: 940 sq. ft.
Appraised Value: $88,000.00 / O.N.O

Lot of Land off Hanna Road
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 8,000 sq. ft
Building Size: 1,010 sq. ft
Appraised Value: $134,000.00



Lot #1637, Pinewood Gardens
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq. ft.
Building Size: 1,433 sq. ft.
Appraised Value: $95,000.00 / O.N.O



Lot #12, Tropical Gardens, N.P.
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 10,000 sq. ft.
Building Size: 1,930 sq. ft.
Appraised Value: $243,000.00 / O.N.O



Lot#21, Block #5' Sea Beach Estates
Single Family Residence
w / 2-Town House Units
House: 2-Bedrooms, 2-Bathrooms
Town Houses: 2-Bedrooms, 2-Bathrooms
Property Size: 7,349 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,176 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $393,000.00


Lot #473, Lucayan Ridge Subdivision,
Grand Bahama
Single Family Residence
3-Bedrooms, 2-Bathrooms
Property Size: 21,250 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,800 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $135,000.00


Lot M", Part of Ruth Boyd C Grant
Vacant Property
Property Size:6,700 sq. ft
Appraised Value: $550.0/ O.N.O







Lot of Land Marigold Farms
Triplex
Each Unit 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 7,200 sq. ft.
Building Size: 2,538 sq. ft.
Appraised Value: $198,000.00 / O.N.O

Lot #178, Colony Village Subdivision, N.P.
Split level six unit Apartments
1-2 Bedromms, 2-Bathrooms
1- 2 bedrooms, 1-Bathrooms / 1-Bedroom,
1-Bathroom
3-Efficiency Units
Property Size:9,300 sq.ft
Building Size:3,152 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $318,000

Lot #1, Yamacraw Beach Estates
(a) 2 bedrooms, 2 bathroom house with an
incomplete two storey extension
Building Area: 1,240 sq. ft.
Extension: 910 sq. ft.
(b) Duplex Consisting of:
2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom each
Building Size: 1,650 sq. ft.
Property Size: 9,888 sq. ft.
Appraised Value: $243,000.00 /O.N.O.


Turnquest slams





government


FROM page one

An agreement for sale
between Baha Mar and the
minister responsible for Crown
land.
He told the crowd that he is
"concerned" about the confi-
dentiality clause and that the
government wants to keep the
agreements a "secret."
"The vendor and the pur-
chaser agree that the specific
provisions of this agreement
and information concerning the
project are confidential between
them and shall not be disclosed
to any person," Mr Turnquest
read from the agreement.
"Why is there a need for a
confidentiality clause? What are
they trying to hide?" he asked.
Mr Turnquest stressed that
the government needs to come
clean with the Bahamian people


Traffic

accident
A WOMAN was sent to
hospital yesterday after a
SUV collided with a pay-
loader.
The accident occurred at
the intersection of Eden and
Foster Streets in Boyd Sub-
division.
The woman's condition
was unknown up to press
time.


and "fully disclose" all the
details of the Cable Beach deal.
"We do not just want the
Heads of Agreement, but also
the three agreements for sale,
inclusive of their schedules and
annexes, signed and sold on
behalf of the Bahamian people
by the prime minister as minis-
ter responsible for Crown lands,
by the Treasurer (in this case
Mary Mitchell as Acting
Treasurer); and by the Bahamas
Hotel Corporation
(George Smith and Baltron
Bethel).
Mr Turnquest also reminded
Government that it had said.
that it would not sell the Cable
Beach well fields.
He read section 25 of the
agreement, which was signed
by the Treasurer. This section
suggests that government will
transfer government entities to
the purchaser, including prop-
erty owned by the Water and
Sewerage Corporation, in the
Cable Beach area.
It read: "The government
shall cause one or more of the
other government entities to
transfer to purchaser or pur-
chaser's affiliates, for no addi-
tional consideration...including
without limitation (i) a portion
of the property currently
utilised by BEC (their Way-
Leave), (ii) BEC substations
and any other parcels owned by
the government or any other
public corporation (including
the Water and Sewerage Cor-
poration) within the project
area."
The FNM leader also spoke


FROM page four

fortunately or unfortunately there is a basis. It would
be better, however, if we do not put ourselves in a
position to require exemptions. There is, as I have
said, no logical justification for The Bahamas to be
a part of this single economic space, because no
one has yet identified one benefit which couldonly
be achieved through our sign-on.


about the casino tax concessions
and the cancellation of the
stamp tax by Government for
the developers.
"They are giving a reduction
of 2/3 of the casino annual
licence fee," said Mr Turnquest.
He said that under section 3.1 of
the Heads of Agreement Gov-
ernment is giving the Baha Mar
investment consortium a "free-
bie" it seems until at least
2007.
"All fees currently being
accrued in favour of Hotel Cor-
poration of the Bahamas relat-
ing to the Crystal Palace Casino
shall cease upon Baha Mar tak-
ing freehold title to the Crystal
Palace property until the date of
the opening of the new casino,"
read Mr Turnquest from sec-
tion 3.1 of the agreement.
He said that this indicated
that no casino fees will be paid
from last week Wednesday until
the new casino is completed.
However, he pointed out that
gambling is still going on in the
Cable Beach casino.
Concerning no stamp tax, Mr
Turnquest said that, under sec-
tion 16 of the agreement with
the Treasurer, government is
not requiring any stamp duty to
be paid on land transactions
sold by Government.
Additionally, under section
4.3 of the Heads of Agreement,
he said that they are agreeing to
amend legislation to provide
exemptions where the law now
does not allow.
"We seem to be giving away
everything just to conclude the
deal!"


The Minister is wrong to equate',CSME with
FTAA. This is the reason it would be helpful for the
debate if it were led by a ministry oran institution
which has a better understanding of the difference
between a free trade area and a single economic
space, and this is not a red herring.


WILLIAM ALLEN
Nassau,
,May 9,2005. ,


The data generated from the survey will b<
sector's contribution to the Gross I
of The Bahamas.


So, if you are involved in the production of goods and services, you
can help contribute to our national statistics as well as learn
more about your sector's performance by completing the
Annual Business Establishment Survey questionnaire accurately
and in a timely fashion.

All survey questionnaires should be returned to the
Department of Statistics.


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S FINCO

MEMBER OF RoYAL BANKFINANCLAL GROUp
DISTRESSED PROPERTIES LISTED FOR SALE







THE TIBUN THURDAYMAY 2, 205, PGE 1


Course



could be



the final



straw


ANYONE with a passion for
the handicraft industry who
want sto own their own busi-
ness has a chance to participate
in a course in the art of straw
work.
The two-week course, which
has places for 25 people, is
being sponsored by Bahamas
Agricultural and Industrial Cor-
poration (BAIC) and tutored
by renowned straw vendor
Eloise Smith.
The classes begin at 3pm on
Monday May 16 at Atlantic
College on Hay Street East,
next to Mission Baptist Church.
Participants will learn about
collecting palm tops, process-
ing palm tops (sunned and
cured), stripping (strings and
peeled), drying, plaiting, stitch-
ing, creating pieces, and work-
ing with raffia.
"The Bahamas is blossoming
from an economic growth and
teaching persons the art of straw


plaiting and stitching is one of
the ways BAIC is preparing
people to share in the prosper-
ity to come," said Pam
Deveaux, from the handicraft
development department of
BAIC.
"This programme targets per-
sons who want to start and own
their businesses and who have a
passion for the development of
the handicraft industry."
Participants would be
required to complete two straw
bags, a hat, a portfolio and a
wallet, and be able to plait four
different types of plaits.
Ms Deveaux said the straw
industry is huge. "Straw is in.
You have persons sporting their
straw bags the same way they
sport the top international
brands."
Conducted in Andros and
Grand Bahama, the programme
is headed f6r Cat Island, Abaco
and Acklins and other islands.


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AN IMPERATIVE F


Three dc


MPOSIUM 2005


ESS CONTINUITY:
CARIBBEAN ELECTRIC UTILITIES


r 23 to 25, 2005
of informative meetings


lay, May 23rd 2005


08:3 10:00 Opening Ceremony
10:0 10:25 Coffee Break
10:3 11:15 Presentation
Bahamas Electricity Corport
11:1 : 12:00 Performance Measurement
Benchmarking Within Electri
Steven Martina, Aqualectra
12:06 13:00 Lunch
I 14:15 Development of GIS for Mer
im Bell, Barkley Technologie


11:30- 12:15


12:15 -
13:30-


13:15
14:15


14:15-15:00


Utilities


Business Continuity in a Changing
Economic Environment
Pier Nabuurs
KEMA Consulting
Lunch
Business Interruption In The Aftermath of
Hurricanes Jeanne & Frances
Dave Dunbar
Grand Bahama Power Company
Improving the Performance of Pacific island
Power Utilities: Lessons for Caribbean Utilities
Tony Neil
Pacific Power Association


,May 2


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THE TIBUNETHURSAY, MY 12,005, AGEW1


SEVEN rehabilitated rough-
tooth dolphins released off the
Florida Keys more than a week
ago were located on Tuesday
between the southern Bahamas
and eastern Cuba, marine offi-
cials said, according to Associ-
ated Press.
Data from satellite transpon-
ders attached to two of the por-
poises tracked them to 70 miles
north of Guardalavaca, Cuba,
said Randall Wells, director of
the Mote Marine Laboratory's
Center for Marine Mammal


land Sea Turtle Research.
The Bahamian Coast Guard
visually sighted all seven dol-
phins off the southern tip of
Andros on Saturday afternoon,
said Robert Lingenfelser, pres-
ident of the Marine Mammal
Conservancy in Key Largo.
The mammals were among 68
that were stranded on March 2
on a mud flat near Marathon, in
the middle of the Florida Keys.
The dolphins are thought to
have travelled 500 miles togeth-
er since their release May 3 off


Key Largo, Lingenfelser said.
"We're very pleased with the
progress of these animals," he
added. "They're covering good
distance. They've been seen for-
aging for food and in our esti-
mation they are doing exactly
what they should be doing."
Before their release, each ani-
mal was fitted with a VHF radio
transmitter along with the two
that had satellite transponders.
The tracking gear should auto-
mratically fall off in about six
weeks, officials said.


Dolphins are



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Five staff members of FirstCaribbean International Bank, whose commitment to on-the-job excellence earned them each the
title of Pro Performer, were treated by the Bank to a gala Awards Dinner and Ceremony at The Royal Pavilion Hotel, Barbados
on March 12, 2005.

The award-winning quintet was selected from assorted departments and countries throughout the Bank's areas ofoperations.
These Pro Performers and their guests enjoyed an evening of music and comedy and were each presented with a trophy, a
certificate, a recognition pin and an all-expenses-paid family holiday package of their choice by FirstCaribbean CEO Charles
Pink.

In congratulating the winners, Mr. Pink praised their innovation and commended them, urging them to continue to soar and
to lead their colleagues by example towards excellence every day.

The five honorees all made a positive impact on the Bank's bottom line through their attention to detail and perseverance.

Their contributions ranged from meeting customer expectations beyond the call of duty, to facilitating the Bank's recovery in
the wake of Hurricane Ivan, to improving FirstCaribbean's systems and products to provide better service to FirstCaribbean
customers.


FIRSTCARIBBEAN SERVICE
FirstCaribbean focuses on the needs of the businesses and people of the Caribbean while delivering the global reach of its
founding institutions.

FirstCaribbean aims to offer customers enhanced products with improved and extended banking access across the region. A
key factor in the bank's customer service lies in "Putting Employees First" that the best way to ensure customer satisfaction is
through employee satisfaction, achieved by recognising and rewarding staff members' dedication and performance.


ABOUT FIRSTCARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL BANK
FirstCaribbean International Bank is the region's largest publicly traded bank, based on a market capitalisation of US$2.4 billion
and assets of nearly US$9 billion. The Bank serves over 5.3 million people throughout 16 countries in the Caribbean, Bahamas
E and Belize. FirstCaribbean manages over 700,000 active accounts via 100 retail branches and corporate/international banking
S centres and employs some 3,100 staff. From inception, the Bank has been rated "A- Stable" by Standard & Poor's the
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Somalia calls in


the peacekeepers


SOMALIA'S parliament in
exile yesterday approved the
deployment of Ugandan and
Sudanese peacekeepers to the
troubled Horn of Africa nation,
a senior government official said,
according to Associated Press.
Parliament's vote paves the
way for the Intergovernmental
Authority on Development, a
regional group, to implement
its March 18 decision to deploy
an unspecified number of
troops from Uganda and Sudan
to Somalia to help the govern-
ment relocate from neighbor-
ing Kenya. The legislature has
been based in Nairobi because
it considers Somalia unsafe.
Under Somalia's transitional
constitution, all major govern-
ment decisions have to be
ratified by parliament before
,they,,can. be acted on.
T 'The 152 Somali lawmakers


present voted unanimously to
ratify a cabinet decision to
accept the Ugandan and
Sudanese peacekeepers, said
Mohamed Ali Americo, per-
sonal assistant to Somali Prime
Minister Ali Mohamed Gedi.
About 50 lawmakers from
the 275-member parliament are
in the Somali capital,
Mogadishu, and the others did
not attend Wednesday's session
in Nairobi, Americo said.
Somalia has been without a
central government since clan-.
based warlords overthrew the
dictator Mohamed Siad Barre
in 1991. Warlords then ,turned
on each other, plunging the
Horn of Africa nation of 7 mil-
lion into anarchy.
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2004, is opposed by Islamic
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ers, including from neighbour-
ing Ethiopia.
Ethiopia supported Somali
factions with money and
weapons in the civil war, and
sonie Somali lawmakers fear its
troops could seek to advance
Ethiopian interests.
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Authority on Development has
since modified its decision to
only deploy troops from Ugan-
da and Sudan, which do not
share a border with Somalia.
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ed government proposals to first
relocate to the western town of
Baidoa and the southern town
of Jowharbefore eventually:
moving to Mogadishu, which is
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Outgoing governor
says proposed foreign
Exchange control
amendments could
halve 25% premium
,paid on foreign
investments


* By YOLANDA
DELEVEAUX
Senior Business Reporter

JULIAN FRANCIS, outgo-
ing governor of the Central
Bank of the Bahamas, said yes-
terday that proposed changes
to the nation's exchange con-
trols could possibly halve the
25 per 'cent premium Bahami-
ans currently pay to invest
abroad.
He said two proposed amend-
ments would allow Bahamians
to invest in other economies
and open the door for foreign-
ers to invest in Bahamian com-
panies, adding that it was likely
the Bahamas would abandon its
currency in favour of the US
dollar as it moves toward a
more liberalised economy.
Abandoning the Bahamian
dollar would make operating a


CARICOM

official: no

true 'opt outs'

in joining CSME

By YOLANDA
DELEVEAUX
Senior Business
Reporter
AS A member of the
Caribbean Single Market &
Economy (CSME), the
Bahamas would be expected
to comply with all aspects
of the revised Treaty, with
the country's reservations
only delaying the imple-
mentation of those concerns,
according to a briefing sent
to Chamber of Commerce
members by outgoing presi-
dent Winston Rolle.
Responding to a question
by Mr Rolle at a Caribbean
Association of Industry &
Commerce meeting, Leela
Narinesingh, a representa-
tive of the CARICOM Sec-
retariat, "indicated" the
revised treaty did not allow
for reservations, but rather
for the delayed implemen-
tation of various aspects of
the Treaty.
Mr Rolle said she indicat-
Sed further that though the
timeframe for the imple-
mentation would be deter-
mined by the CARICOM
body, compliance was
inevitable.
Ms Narinesingh told Mr
Rolle that should the
Bahamas agree to join the
CSME, even with the reser-
vations, the Secretariat
would provide technical
assistance to determine what
laws, policies or procedures
need to be altered, as well as
what institutions will have
to be established.
The Government has pre-
viously indicated that should
it sign on to the CSME, it
would place reservations on
the free movement of peo-
ple, a common external tar-
iff and currency, and mem-
bership in the Caribbean
SEE page six


common economic platform
more efficient, Mr Francis said,
adding that in 10 to 15 years,
he was unsure whether a
Bahamian currency will exist
because there would be a strong
tendency towards a currency










0 By.NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business
Editor
The Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce's president has
warned that this nation must
"examine very carefully" a
Caribbean Single Market &
Economy (CSME) stipula-
tion that countries outside
the treaty cannot be given
more favourable benefits,
due to this country's rela-
tionship with the US.
Winston Rolle, in a report
for Chamber members on
his attendance at a disputes
resolution seminar in
Trinidad on April 30, said a
CSME member could not
give benefits to a country
outside the bloc that were
"more advantageous" than
those offered to other
CSME nations.

Examined
Mr Rolle explained:
"Because of the Bahamas'
relationship with the US this
needs to be examined vary
carefully. Additionally, any
bilateral agreements nego-
t~ated with a third party
state must meet with the
approval of the community
before it is signed."
The two main rules that
have to be applied under the
CSME are National Treat-
ment, which means that any
CARICOM national who
meets the "presecribed
requirements" must be
treated like a Bahamian for
that purpose, while Most
Favoured Nation status
requires a CSME member
to extend to all other nation
members the same benefits
and favours it has granted
to one nation.
In his note to the Cham-
ber membership, Mr Rolle
said: "It is imperative that
SEE page six


that is more easily available,
more efficient and more easily
understood by international
investors.
In January, James Smith,
minister of state for finance,
received a proposal on the
relaxation of exchange controls
from the Central Bank. One of
the proposed changes involves
the relaxation of controls in
regard to capital accounts,
which involve purchases such
as real estate. A second pro-
posal will seek to cut in half the
premium, $0.25 on every dol-
lar, investors pay to send money

SEE page five


THE Heads of Agreement
for the $1.2 billion Cable
Beach redevelopment has
come under fire from opposi-
tion leader Tommy Turnquest,
who has accused Government
of seemingly granting Baha
Mar Development Company
"a freebie" in relation to casi-
no fees paid to the Hotel Cor-
poration.
Mr Turnquest alleged at the
FNM rally on Tuesday night
that a clause in the Heads of
Agreement exempts Baha Mar
from having to pay fees relat-
ing to the Crystal Palace casino
from the date it took over the
property, which was last
Thursday, until the "new"
75,000 square foot casino
comes into operation.
According to Mr Turnquest,
the relevant part of the Heads
of Agreement reads: "All fees
currently being accrued in
favour of the. Hotel Corpora-
tion of the Bahamas relating
to the Crystal Palace Casino
shall cease upon Baha Mar
taking freehold title to the
Crystal Palace property until
the date of the openinjgof the
new casino."


* Casino tax concessions to Baha
Mar replicate those granted to
Kerzner for Phase III

* Government to amend legislation
on stamp tax exemptions

* Road improvements associated
with development pegged at $90m;
government to pay $45.3m


Construction work on the
new casino is not scheduled to
begin until April 2007, with
completion understood to be
set for April 2009, meaning
that if Mr Turnquest's inter-
pretation is correct, Baha Mar
could enjoy a two to four year
window of casino fees exemp-
tion.
The Tribune understands,
though, that the casino tax
concessions granted to Baha
Mar for its Cable Beach pro-


ject exactly mirror those pro-
vided to Kerzner Internation-
al for its Phase III expansion
on Paradise Island. The lat-
ter's Heads of Agreement stip-
ulates that it should be treated
"no less favourably" than oth-
er Bahamian casino operators,
so it remains to be seen what
its views are on the apparent
temporary cessation of Crys-
tal Palace casino fees.
SEE page seven


Only$125,000 involved

in RoyalStar investigation


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
ROYALSTAR Assurance has clarified that "no
more than" $125,000 is involved in a police investi-
gation into missing funds at the property and casu-
alty insurer.
In a press statement issued late on Tuesday
evening, Peter Muscroft, the company's operations
manager, confirmed The Tribune's exclusive story on
Tuesday that the Royal Bahamas Police Force was
investigating "suspected fraud".
RoyalStar Assurance was cooperating fully with
the police, and planned "to prosecute those involved
to the full extent of the law".
However, Mr Muscroft said claims that the
amount of funds involved was between $400,000 to
$1.5 million, as insurance industry sources had told
this newspaper, was "overstated", the true figure


being "no more than $125,000".
Mr Muscroft reassured policyholders and investors
that the incident would have no impact on Royal-
Star's financial stability and operations, adding that
the company's equity was $12.8 million at December
31, 2004.
He said this made the company the "best capi-
talised" general insurance firm in the Bahamas.
RoyalStar Assurance is the former Royal & Sun
Alliance (Bahamas), and was created when the lat-
ter was purchased in October 2002 by a consor-
tium including Star General Insurance, Franklyn
Wilson's Sunshine Insurance, British American
Insurance and Trinidadian insurer, Nemwit.
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company was planning to further strengthen its
capital base through a $5 million preference share
offering, bolstering its strength in the wake of the
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THE TRIBUNE


Guarding against threats within


* By lan Hepburn

n Part one of my two-
part series on Security
Essentials, I focused on
the steps you need to
take to protect your
company from external threats.
In Part two, I will focus on
helping you protect your
organisation from the threats
that lie within.

Securing from Within
Most executives are sur-
prised when I tell them that the
greatest threat to the security
of their information systems
often comes from within the
walls of their company. That's
right. The activities of your


very own employees can
expose your company to
threats that even the very best
external 'hackers' could never
achieve.
The good news, however, is
that most companies can be
secured and stay secure from
internal threats by following a
few basic steps.

Manage Your e-mail
In many organisations, e-
mail is a wide open door. Once
an employee has been set-up
to use the e-mail system, very
little, if any restrictions are put
in place to limit what, when
and how much they can send,
receive or delete.
If they wished, employees in


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in commodities and / or derivatives ?


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for immediate employment.


Please send or fax resume to:


P O Box N-3927


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REGULATED BY THE SECURITIES COMMISSION OF
THE BAHAMAS

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2003

IN THE SUPREME COURT FAM/DIV/443

FAMILY DIVISION

BETWEEN

NICOLA PATRICE WHYLLY
Petitioner
AND

WEDLEY JAMES WHYLLY
Respondent

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTED SERVICE

TO: WEDLEY JAMES WHYLLY
NASSAU, BAHAMAS

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

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

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

ATTORNEYS FOR THE PETITIONER


Pricing Information As Of:
11 May 2005


many companies could simply
attach a file or database con-
taining sensitive business infor-
mation and e-mail it half-way
around the world without any-
one even knowing. Surely this
is not what you intended.
A simple but effective step
is to limit e-mail use only to
those people in your organisa-
tion that have a business need
for it. I am surprised at how
often companies grant e-mail
access to everyone. They are
only asking for trouble.
Most importantly, however,
you need to put in place tools
that can monitor and restrict
the content of all e-mails enter-
ing or leaving your organisa-
tion. You may, for example,
want to only allow a select
group of employees to send e-
mails with attachments or
ensure that a copy of all
inbound and outbound mes-
sages are automatically
archived for audit purposes.
Known as e-mail Content Fil-
tering, these tools are an
absolute must for companies
that want to be assured their
e-mail system is not being
abused.

Control Website Access
Like e-mail, most organisa-
tions are far too liberal when it
comes to what websites they
allow their employees to visit.
Unrestricted website access


greatly increases your compa-
ny's exposure to rogue web-
sites intended only to capture
usernames and passwords,
monitor user keystrokes, or to
install malicious codes that can
bring your entire information
systems to its knees.
Again, my recommendation
is to restrict employees from
accessing websites that are
clearly not business related.
There are a number of excel-
lent tools on the market which
can do the job. Look for a solu-
tion that allows you to restrict
access to websites by category,
such as Home Shopping, rather
than having to list individual
sites you wish to block. Not
only will this greatly reduce
your exposure to security
threats but it often has the
added benefit of improving
overall Internet access speeds
by eliminating unnecessary web
browsing.

Secure Your Workstations
One of the most common
weaknesses that we find when
conducting security reviews is
that the importance of individ-
ual workstations in the overall
security of a company is often
overlooked. While much atten-
tion is understandably given to
firewalls and servers, worksta-
tions are believed to be less of
a security risk since they are
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52wk-HI 52wk-Low Symbol Previous Close Today's Close Change Daily Vol. EPS $ DIv $ PIE Yield
1.20 0.95 Abaco Markets 0.95 0.95 0.00 -0.219 0.000 N/M 0.00%
8.50 8.00 Bahamas Property Fund 8.50 8.50 0.00 1.328 0.320 6.4 3.76%
6.36 5.55 Bank of Bahamas 6.26 6.36 0.10 2.500 0.152 0.330 11.6 5.23%
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%
1.05 0.87 Fidelity Bank 1.04 1.05 0.01 3,794 0.007 0.040 14.2 3.81%
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%
1.79 0.36 Doctor's Hospital 1.64 1.79 0.15 7,000 0.258 0.000 6.9 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 Finco 10.46 10.46 0.00 0.662 0.490 15.8 4.68%
8.46 6.60 FirstCaribbean 8.46 8.46 0.00 0.591 0.330 14.3 3.90%
8.60 8.31 Focol 8.35 8.35 0.00 3,000 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 5.78 5.83 0.05 0.184 0.000 31.4 0.00%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 1.979 0.350 5.1 3.50%
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Weekly Vol. EPS $ Div $ PIE Yield
13.00 12.50 Bahamas Supermarkets 12.25 13.25 11.00 4 1.488 0.960 9.1 7.25%
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 10.00 10.35 10.00 0.000 0.800 NM 7.80%
0.60 0.40 RND Holdings 0.29 0.54 0.00 -0.103 0.000 NM 0.00%
43.00 28.00 ABDAB 41.00 43.00 41.00 2.220 0.000 19.4 0.00%
16.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 13.00 14.00 13.00 1.105 0.810 14.6 6.93%
0.60 0.35 RND Holdings 0.29 0.54 0.35 -0.103 0.000 N/M 0.00%
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Fund Name NAV YTD% Last 12 Months Div $ Yield %
1.2164 1.1609 Colina Money Market Fund 1.216402"
2.2420 1.9423 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 2.2420 **
10.3539 10.0000 Fidelity Prime'Income Fund 10.3539"***
2.2214 2.0941 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.221401"
1.0931 1.0320 Colina Bond Fund 1.093141"*

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX- 19 Dec 02 = 1.000.00 YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
52wk-HI Highest closing price In last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelitN
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for dally volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week
Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Dally Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV $ Dividends per share paid In the last 12 months NIM Not Meaningful
PE Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1. 1994 = 100
* AS AT MAR. 31, 2005/1* AS AT FEB. 28, 2005
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Making IT Work


could be further from the truth.
As your employees browse
the Internet, receive e-mail and
conduct business online, it is
the software on their worksta-
tions that is your company's
last defence against security
threats. The strength of your
firewall will have little effect
here.
The key to securing your
workstations is to ensure that
security updates and patches
are applied as soon as they
become available. Since there
are normally tens, if not hun-
dreds, of workstations in most
companies you will need a little
help.
Patch Management tools are
designed to automate this task
for you and have become an
essential part of today's securi-
ty landscape. There are a num-
ber of effective solutions avail-
able to choose from. The key is
to look for a tool that can
update all operating system
versions used in your company.
If you do not, your security
may be hard on the outside but
soft on the inside.

Get Secure; Stay Secure
Security in today's world is
serious business. Fortunately,
with the right tools and the
right help from your IT


by


Ian


Hepburn


provider, you can get secure
and stay secure.
To guard against external
threats:
Perform ongoing Vulner-
ability Tests
Install only ICSA Labs-
approved Firewalls
Install only ICSA Labs-
approved Virus Protection
solutions

To guard against internal
threats:
Closely manage your e-mail
system
Control access to websites
Patch your workstations to
keep them secure

You will be glad you did.

To provide feedback on this
column, please e-mail makin-
gITwork@providencetg.com


About the Author:
Ian Hepburrn is the founder
and managing director of Prov-
idence Technology Group, one
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Tribune Business Editor
All properties constructed as
part of the $1.2 billion Cable
Beach redevelopment the
revitalised hotels, new casino,
golf courses, convention facili-
ties, Marina Village and associ-
ated utilities will enjoy a 10-
year exemption from paying real
property tax from the date each
is constructed, The Tribune has
learnt.
The Heads of Agreement
between Baha Mar Develop-
ment Company and Govern-
ment mirrors the concession
granted to Kerzner Internation-
al for its Phase III expansion in
relation to the real property tax
exemption.
Also excluded from paying
real property tax under the
Heads of Agreement are the
"residential resort offerings",
which include condo-hotels, con-
dominiums, residential clubs
and/or timeshare improvements.
The Tribune has learnt that
these "residential resort offer-
ings" are to be exempt from cus-
toms duties and taxes, apart
from stoves, refrigerators and
kitchen appliances, in accor-
dance with the Hotels Encour-
agement Act and the Timeshare
Act. The latter is under review,
and if amended, Baha Mar will
gain any additional benefits that
may accrue.
Under the terms of the agree-
ment struck with the Hotel Cor-
poration of the Bahamas, apart
from the Radisson Cable Beach
Resort, Baha Mar is acquiring
from that government entity the


THE TRIBUNE


Baha Mar gains



10-year real



property tax


ion

ure rental sum.
Meanwhile, the Heads of
Agreement is understood to stip-
ulate that Baha Mar will create a
minimum 3,500 jobs in addition
to those already existing at the
three Cable Beach resorts, with
the developers required to make
'"best efforts" to maximise
Bahamian employment in con-
struction and operational phases.
However, The Tribune has
learnt .that the Heads of Agree-
ment with Baha Mar does not
specify the number of work per-
mits the Government will grant,
stating instead that such permits,
business licences and other
approvals will be swiftly facili-
tated by the administration and
its agencies. Among the cate-
gories eligible for expedited
work permit applications are
middle management.
The Government has also
committed to paying $4 million
per annum over eight years fol-
lowing the opening of the new
casino towards Baha Mar's mar-
keting activities, although the
funds will not be used to pay the
salaries of the latter's employ-
ees.
Baha Mar has committed at
least $15 million in funds to
redevelop the second golf
course, with at least 103 acres to
be contributed by government
agencies, including the various
utilities, towards the course and
residential/resort development.
The government agencies, it
is understood, will lease the land
to,,.the.golf course, which, is a.
joint venture between the Gov-
r;erunent and Baha Mar, for 99'
years;


Cable Beach Golf Course, the
land on which the Gaming
Board and Development Bank
are located, two straw markets,
the former Hobby Horse race
track, freehold interests upon
which the former Ruffin prop-
erties sit, land south of West Bay
Street upon which sits the Radis-
son sports centre, tennis courts,
laundry facility and sewerage
plant, and the freehold interest
in the land that houses Fidelity
Bank (Bahamas) headquarters.
The Government previously
said that Baha Mar was acquir-
ing the Radisson and related
government assets for a collec-
tive $45 million, but it is uncer-
tain if this is what was paid for
all the Hotel Corporation inter-
ests, as the developers have also
purchased parcels of Crown and
Treasury land.
Purchase
To kick-start the purchase of
the Hotel Corporation's assets,
The Tribune understands that
$2.34 million was lodged as a
deposit with SG Hambros Bank
& Trust (Bahamas) by the Baha
Mar developers.
Baha Mar is also understood
to have paid $5.963 million for
three parcels of Treasury Land,
which will be primarily used for
infrastructure.
The Crown Land involved is
understood to be the parcel
upon which the Nassau Beach
Hotel. now sits, and the transac-
tion will see the, Government
and Baha Mar enter into a 99-
year lease for the land, involving
the annual payment of a six-fig-


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exem0


DEPARTMENT OF


STATISTICS


LABOUR FORCE

SURVEY IN PROGRESS



The Department of Statistics will

conduct its Annual Household Survey

during the month of May 2005.



Islands selected for the survey: New

Providence, Grand Bahama, Long Island

and Exuma.



Enumerator with official Identification

cards from the Department of Statistics

will visit residents. Please complete the

questionnaires honestly and accurately.

All information obtain is strictly

confidential.


POSITIONS AT KINGSWAY ACADEMY

VICE PRINCIPAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Kingsway Academy invites applicants from qualified and experienced candidates for a
position in the Administration Department at the Elementary School. The successful
candidate should meet the following criteria:
Be a committed Christian
Be able to assist with all aspects of the Administration mainly for Kindergarten
through grades six.
Have an appreciation for the integration of Christian principle with learning
Be capable of working in an environment with persons from diverse
cultural backgrounds
Have a special aptitude for school improvements, curriculum,
administration, staff and student development from a Biblical perspective, etc.
Have a Bachelor's Degree or above plus professional teaching qualifications
from approved institutions
Have a minimum of ten years teaching experience; three (3) of which must be
at the Primary level
Have at least two (2) years Administrative experience either as Team Leader,
Grade Level or Department Head.
Possess excellent organizational, inter-personal and communication skills
Be Knowledgeable and capable of utilizing current trends and techniques
which promote professional and academic development of teachers
Possess integrity and initiative
Information Required:
1. A letter of application
2. A full curriculum vitae with supporting documents of qualifications
3. A personal statement detailing your educational philosophy
4. References from three persons, (one must come from your Church Pastor)

TEMPORARY TEACHING POSITION
Kingsway Academy High School is in need of a qualified teacher for a period of twelve
weeks beginning in September 2005 for the following subjects:
Religious Studies
Christian Values

Successful applicants must:
Be born again Christians, with minimum qualifications of a Bachelor's Degree
in the appropriate subject areas
Have a valid Teacher's Certificate
Be familiar with the B.J.C. and B.G.C.S.E. Syllabus (H.S.)
Have excellent communication skills
Have high standards of morality
Have a love for children and learning
Be willing to participate in extra curricular activities
Letters of application together with a recent color photograph and detailed Curriculum
Vitae (including the names and address of at least three references, one being the name
of one's church minister) are required
All information should be submitted to:
Ms. Kelcine Hamilton
Academy Affairs Manager
Kingsway Academy Business Office
Bernard Road
Nassau
Deadline for the above applications is Friday, May 20,2005.


BUSNES


THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2005, PAGE 3B

COUNCIL OF LEGAL EDUCATION
HUGH WOODING LAW SCHOOL
St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

POST OF TUTOR
In the Legal Aid Clinic

Applications are invited from attomeys-at-law for the post of Tutor at the Hugh
Wooding Law School Legal Aid Clinic, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. The
successful applicant will be expected to assume duties on September 1,, 2005. The
position is a full-time one and no outside employment may be undertaken without
the prior approval of the Council of Legal Education.

Applicants are required to have at least five (5) years practical, professional experience
including both criminal law practice and civil law practice particularly in litigious
work, personal injury cases, practice in family law, law of conveyancing and real
property application and applications in respect of the estates of deceased persons.

The appointment will be on contract for three (3) years in the first instance and is
renewable.

The duties and responsibilites of the post include:-

Performing the duties of full-time attorney-at-law in the Legal Aid Clinic.
This includes representing clients in Court.
Supervising, instructing and teaching students in the practical aspects of
their training.
Participating in a regular assessment of relevant areas of the established
curriculum with a view to the continued development of content and
advancement in teaching methodology.
Participating in activities to facilitate the training programmes of the Law
Schools of the Council of Legal Education.
Assisting the Director of the Legal Aid Clinic and performing any other
duties as assigned by the Principal.

The benefits attached to the post include:

(a) subsidised housing
(b) motor car upkeep allowance
(c) study and travel grant
(d) book grant
(e) vacation leave
(f) contributory pension scheme on the basis of five percent (5%) personal
contribution and ten percent (10%) contribution by the Council.

Where appropriate up to five (5) full economy class passages and baggage allowance
will be paid on appointment and on normal termination of appointment.

Six (6) copies of a letter of application, accompanied by curriculum vitae and
supporting documents, and the names and addresses of three (3) references should
be sent not later than Friday, May 27, 2005 to:

THE PRINCIPAL
HUGH WOODING LAW SCHOOL
P.O.BAG 323
TUNAPUNA
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, W.I.

Unsuitable applications wilt not be acknowledged.


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EASTERN CARIBBEAN SUPREME COURT


VACANCY NOTICE


Suitably qualified applicants are invited to fill the
position of:


HIGH COURT JUDGE


To serve in any island of the Eastern Caribbeai .
where the Court presides.


Interested persons may download an application m
package from the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court's
Website ecsupremecourts.org.lc .


or request in writing from:


The Secretary
Judicial and Legal Services Commission
P.O. Box 1093
The Waterfront
Castries


St. Lucia, W.I.


Telephone (758) 457-3600
Fax No.: (758) 452-5475
Email: appeal@candw.lc


Deadline for receipt of applications: 31st


May, 2005


Only suitably qualified applicants will be
acknowledged.






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By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
C nson solidated
Water has com-
mitted $850,000
: for the purchase
of two container-
ised reverse osmosis desalina-
tion plants that will be used to
overcome falling water sales
from its Nassau-based Water-
Sfields plant .
Unveiling its fiscal 2005 first
quarter results, Consolidated
SWater said its bulk water sales
had risen by 7 per cent despite
,.lower sales at the Waterfields
plant, which it blamed on
"reverse osmosis membrane
fouling".:
Rick McTaggart, Consoli-
dated Water's president and
chief executive, said: "We are
in the process of remediating
this problem and have ordered
containerised desalination units
to temporarily supplement pro-
d auction capacity [at Water-
fields] until a permanent solu-
tion is effected."
In~its form 10-K filing with
the Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC), Consoli-
dated Water said the technical
problems had negated the
increased demand for Water-
fields' water, which it supplies
to: the Water & Sewerage Cor-
poration.
; The production shortfalls at
Waterfields, Consolidated
Water added, had caused neg-
.ative price adjustments that
lowered sales, while higher
- energy prices had increased
desalination costs.
As a result, the cost of Con-
:solidated Water's bulk sales for
the three months to March 31,
2005, rose by 17.9 per cent to
$2.259 million.
The company said this was


"primarily due to additional
variable costs associated with
increased deliveries and
reduced production in our


"We are in
the process of
remediating this
problem and
have ordered
containerised
desalination
units to
temporarily
supplement
production
capacity [at
Waterfields]
until a
permanent
solution is
effected."
Rick McTaggart

Waterfields operation due to
reverse osmosis membrane ele-
ment fouling".
Consolidated Water has
guaranteed the performance of


its Waterfields plant to the
Water & Sewerage Corpora-
tion, and has lodged a perfor-
mance and operation bond
with the Royal Bank of Cana-
da.
The bank has made a guar-
antee to the Water & Sewerage
Corporation, in the amount of
$1.911 million, that Consoli-
dated Water will perform and
fulfil the terms of the water
supply contract.
For the 2005 first quarter,
Consolidated Water saw its net
income drop by 28.6 per cent to
$1.374 million compared to the
year before, while total rev-
enues fell by 4 per cent to $6.1
million.
Mr McTaggart blamed the
decline on the ongoing recov-
ery of the Cayman Islands from
Hurricane Ivan last year,
attributing this to the 12 per
cent decline in retail water sales
year-on-year.
Consolidated Water has
meanwhile been awarded a $22
million contract by the Water
& Sewerage Corporation to
construct and operate a new
reverse osmosis plant at Blue
Hills.
The contract will run for 20
years or until 35 billion gallons
of water has been supplied to
the Water & Sewerage Corpo-
ration, and the plant will be
capable of producing 7.2 mil-
lion gallons of potable water
per day, making New Provi-
dence the company's largest
market.
Rival bidder Biwater Inter-
national has initiated a
Supreme Court action seeking
an injunction to block work at
Blue Hills, in addition to apply-
ing for a Judicial Review in the
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A VACANCY EXISTS FOR A


NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR

To work in an extremely progressive
and goal oriented school.
The Position will become effective August 1,2005


The successful applicant will be familiar with:
* Be familiarly with Microsoft Server 2003 based networks and all Windows
Operating Systems, Cisco firewall switches and network security
* Be familiar with Microsoft computer applications, mainly Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, Access and Publisher (XP and 2003 versions)


* Computer repair and troubleshooting
The successful applicant will be able to:


* Maintain networks that employ Ethernet, wireless and fibre-optic connectivity
* Maintain and upgrade the school's website
* Manage and maintain the day to day operations of the computers and printers
on the campus, including the student laboratories and administration offices
* Multi-task
* Initiate effective and efficient procedures to complement the school's vision
The preferred applicant will have experience in a school based environment..
The person offered an appointment will be expected to make a commitment to
work in harmony with Christian principles and to support the emphases of the
Bahamas Conference of The Methodist Church of which the school is a part.
Queen's College was established in Nassau in 1890 by the Methodist Church
and is a member of the International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges
and Universities (IAMSCU).
The completed application together with a covering letter must be sent to:

The Principal
Queen's College
P.O. Box N-7127
Nassau, Bahamas
or faxed to 242 393 3248 or emailed to: dlynch@qchenceforth.com
so as to arrive by May 20, 2005.


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BUSINS S


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THE TRIBUNE


THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2005, PAGE 5B


Francis: B-dollar





could be dropped





in 10-15 years


FROM page one

outside the Bahamas.
Successive Bahamian gov-
ernments have said repeatedly
that exchange controls are
needed to protect the level of
foreign reserves. Over time,
however, a gradual approach
has been taken towards relaxing
these controls, particularly with
the Bahamas expressing interest
in joining free trade regimes.
A relaxation in exchange con-
trols needed to happen, Mr
Francis said, in order to allow
the economy to grow and devel-
op efficiently. This would not
happen, though, as long as the
government maintains the cur-
rent official rate. The problem
is that the only way to have the
Bahamian dollar remain on par
with the US dollar is by having
foreign reserves.
Mr Francis said as investment
in the Bahamian economy come
to fruition, such as the $1.2 bil-
lion Cable Beach development,
it was likely that foreign
reserves would double over the
next five to 10 years, giving the
Government an opportunity for
further relaxation of exchange
controls.
He noted that with growing
interest from foreign investors,
who see the Bahamas as pre-
senting viable business oppor-
tunities, the Government will
be challenged to resist certain
projects and will also have to
be more selective in which com-
panies it allows to operate in
the Bahamas.
Transparent policies that
define clearly what the Gov-
ernment will permit foreigners
to do in the Bahamas were also
needed. In terms of the Nation-
al Economic Council and the


Investments Board, Mr Francis
said there needed to be trans-
parent decision making and a
rationalisation of the process,
otherwise it becomes haphaz-
ard and unclear.
Addressing the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce's
Annual General Meeting and
Election of Officers/Directors
for the 2005-2006 Administra-
tive Year, the Central Bank
governor said that in regard to
the relaxation of exchange con-
trols for capital accounts,
Bahamians would be able to
invest in stocks listed on the
New York Stock Exchange
(NYSE), the NASDAQ and
other exchanges in the US, but
this would also open the door
for foreign ownership of
Bahamian companies.

Controls
Mr Francis said also that
there was little need to relax
controls in regard to current
accounts because Bahamians
were already able to obtain US
currency for this category of
purchases with relative ease.
He warned that while this
scenario may seem attractive,
Japan's economy took a major
hit when foreign investors
decided to withdraw their mon-
ey over a relatively short period
of time.
Looking at the future of the
Bahamian capital markets, Mr
Francis said if the Bahamas
were to open itself up for cross-
border investment, it would be
difficult to maintain a Bahami-
an stock exchange because it
would likely holdlittle, interest
for investors.
Mr Francis also used' thi
opportunity to say that if glob-


alisation is to happen, it needs
to happen in the context of
transparent policies that clearly
define how government agen-
cies, such as the Central Bank,
should be held to a higher level
of accountability and should be
urged to operate in a transpar-
ent manner.

Authority
He said those bodies should
be well-grounded in the statutes
that give them their authority
and should operate free from
interference, adding that dur-
ing his term as governor, no one
had tried to twist his arm into
making a decision he was
uncomfortable with.
Mr Francis said government
bodies should be able to satisfy
the public on how they spend
their funds, how they arrive at
policy decisions and should be
held responsible for the ade-
quate delivery of services.
Meanwhile, Mr Francis said
unless the Government moved
relatively quickly to influence
the way the telecommunications
field is liberalised, allowing the
free entry to the market, it was
likely that the Bahamas
Telecommunications Company
(BTC) would become irrele-
vant.
If this were to happen, Mr
Francis said he was not sure to
what extent the Government
will be able to recover its invest-
ment in telecommunications
provider.
Chamber officials were also
told that the complaint that
Bahamian businesses are at a
disadvantage when ,the,Gov,,4
ernment continues to pryjode
incentives to foreign investors
is a legitimate argument.


Mr Francis said the argument
could be made that if incentives
are to be provided more gen-
erally, then government should
provide them to all, provided
that certain requirements are
met.
During the meeting Tanya
Wright, manager of Trust, Busi-
ness Development and Public
Relations at Bank of the
Bahamas Trust, was elected
unopposed as the Chamber of
Commerce's president. Joining
her will be Dionisio D'Aguilar
as vice-president; Khaalis Rolle,
second vice-president; Barry
Williams, treasurer; Bryan
Knowles, secretary.


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

Please Print Clearly Attending Seminar in: Nassau [ ] or Freeport Grand Bahama ] l


Last Name First Name M.I.
Mailing Address *
City State Country
Phone: Fax:
Email (Important):
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Contact us at
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(An Affiliate Company of Physician Alliance Ltd)
Grosvenor Close #3, PO Box EE17022
Ph:326-4460/1
Fax: 326-8874
May 21st CME Seminar


The successful applicant will:


* Be familiar with Microsoft Server 2003 based networks and all
Windows Operating Systems, Cisco firewalls and switches and
network security
Be familiar with Microsoft computer applications, mainly Word,
Excel, PowerPoint, PowerPoint, Access and Publisher (XP and
2003 versions)
Be familiar with Computer repair and troubleshooting

The successful applicant will be able to:

. Maintain networks that employ Ethernet, wireless and fibre-optic
connectivity
Maintain and upgrade the school's website
Manage and maintain the day to day operation s of the computers
and printers on the campus, including the student laboratories
and administration offices
Multi task
Initiate effective and efficient procedures to complement the
school's vision

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

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

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

The completed application together with a covering letter must be
sent to:

The Principal
Queen's College
P.O. Box N-7127
Nassau, Bahamas
or faxed to 242-393-3248 or emailed to
dlynch@qchenceforth.com
so as to arrive by may 20, 2005.


BUSINESS


A VACANCY EXISTS FOR A

Network Administrator
To work in an extremely progressive
and goal oriented school.
The position will become effective August .1, 2005








PAGE B, TURSDY, MY 12,005UHEITIBUN


FROM page one

Bahamians understand the rules
and rights of organisations as
the implications can be far
reaching. Current investment


CSME
policy- and Bahamas Baii
requirements would need to be
revised.
"With most of the Bahamas


imports coming from the US,
the Caribbean may see the
Bahamas as a new export mar-
ket that is-not accessiblelto them
but will be under CSME and its
rules, especially as it relates to
the Common External Tariff
(CET). This can also directly
affect the ability of suppliers to
offer variety to the Bahamain
market.
"There are also implications
to the natural resources of the
Bahamas as these areas are yet
to be clearly defined. For exam-
ple, with the Rights of Estab-
lishment and free movement of
people, should a person relo-
cate to a member state for work
and take his family, what are
the terms and conditions of pub-
licly available services as it
relates to his family such as
health care and schooling?"
And Mr Rolle added: "As
you can see, this decision to join
CSME is not as simple a deci-
sion as it is being promoted. It
can have very far reaching


implications for the Bahamas.
It is important that considera-
tion is given to as many scenar-
ios as possible listing fully the
pros and cons before signing
onto CSME.
"If you happened to have
read the Global Competitive-
ness Report for 2004 published
by the World Economic Forum,
you will notice two items that
we need to consider in the
CSME discussion. Firstly, out
of the 104 countries listed, the
Bahamas is not one of them.
Secondly, our counterparts to
the south, Trinidad and Jamaica
are ranked 51st and 65th respec-
tively.
"With that in mind, we would
be committing the Bahamas to
an environment where we are
disadvantaged and the stronger
countries will therefore have the
most to gain from such an
arrangement."
Mr Rolle said the seminar
took attendees through the
Caribbean Court of Justice's


formation and the different
mechanisms that would exist to
resolve trade disputes.
Outlining the sort of dispute
likely to go before the
Caribbean Court of Justice, Mr
Rolle wrote: "I Belize wanted
to provide stick to make match-
es in Trinidad, who then indi-
cated that the matchsticks from
Belize did not meet required
standards. The Belize sticks had
to be compared with the sticks
from the US to see what quality


differences existed.
"It was determined that the
Belize product did not consis-
tently meet the required stan-
dard. This matter is still pend-
ing, but obviously there are cost
and delays involved in this
process, in addition to restricting
the manufacturers' ability to
purchase goods from whomever
they desire. The sticks from the
US are expected to have a high-
er tariff rate than those from
Belize."


CARICOM official
FROM page one
Court of Justice.
According to Mr Rolle, she stressed the need for deepening the
regional efforts as a means of economic survival for the region, and
stated that a Customs Union was an integral part of the CSME. Ms
Narinesingh said also that a financing proposal was submitted to the
Inter-American Development Bank for the implementation of a
Customs Union.
According to Winston Rolle, outgoing president of the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce, who attended the event, an update on cur-
rent negotiations external to CARICOM was also provided. Atten-
dees were told it was expected that the US will ask the World
Trade Organizsation (WTO) for a one-year extension, to 2008, to
maintain the current agreement that exists with CARICOM.
The European Union was said to want CARICOM to have a
Customs Uni6n and would like to negotiate agreements on services
and investments. Venezuela has requested that CARICOM pro-
vide them with the same treatment options that exist in the Colum-
bia/CARICOM Agreement.
The CARICOM/Dominican Republic agreement was said to
have a few outstanding issues that are being discussed. The out-
standing issues are in regard to rules of origin and agriculture.
Also, elements of an Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Canada
were said to have been loosely defined. Canadian officials, however,
are awaiting the political go ahead.
Mr Rolle said: "It is very obvious to me that before we join
CSME we must understand the existing agreement that CARICOM
has in place with other countries as well as agreements currently
being negotiated."
Attendees were urged to understand what was taking place in
WTO negotiations because those processes would provide the
foundation of all other negotiations. The group was told that ser-
vices had become a major discussion item in the negotiations
process and it was important that each country understand what was
being discussed and then look to establish a position.
Meanwhile, Ms Rolle said the region was looking to develop poli-
cies on contingent rights, e-commerce and government procure-
ment. CSME member states will be expected to have accreditation
bodies established in conjunction with the establishment of a
regional body. The Caribbean Regional Organization for Stan-
dards and Quality (CROSQ) has developed over 50 standards for
a variety of products and services for the region, she said.
Delegates were also told that Suriname has introduced a CARI-
COM passport, with Antigua, Barbuda and St. Vincent set to fol-
low shortly.


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The scholarship is awarded annually to a Bahamian
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financial need.

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Deadline for applications is May 31, 2005.

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Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company is in
dissolution, which commenced on the 20th day of January, 2005.
The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., of P.O. Box N-7757, Nassau,
Bahamas.


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DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

MINISTRY OF HEALTH

Public Notice

It has been evident since the latter part of 2004 and particularly
during the past few months, that the incidence of illegal indiscriminate
dumping of solid waste in New Providence is once again on the
increase. This unhealthy bad habit of unscrupulous individuals is a
poor reflection on residents of New Providence, and unfortunately,
on The Bahamas as a premier tourist destination in the region.

Only recently in January of 2003, the Department of Environmental
Health Services and the Royal Bahamas Police Force initiated a
surveillance programme in New Providence in an effort to discourage.
and control the problem, but this unwarranted/despicable behavior
has one again become a matter of grave concern for the department
and the Ministry of Health as a whole.

It is regrettable therefore that we resume, at great expense, a
surveillance exercise aimed at controlling and or preventing illegal
dumping and pollution of the environment.

This notice is given to provide fair warning to all who dump waste
matter illegally and indiscriminately, in contravention of
Environmental Health Legislation that the full weight of the law
will be brought to bear without exception.

While we are not anxious to take criminal prosecution against
anyone, we must however, remain committed to safeguarding and
promoting public and environmental health and is therefore
determined to carry out our law enforcement mandate under
environmental health legislations.

The public is hereby reminded that a person convicted under
provisions of the Environmental Health Law, faces a fine of up to
five thousand ($5,000.00).dollars and one (1) year imprisonment.

We hereby admonish all persons who engage in the habit of illegal
indiscriminate dumping to discontinue the practice and to ensure
that their waste is properly disposed of at a recognized disposal site
at all times.


PAGE 6B, THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2005


THE TRIBUNE








THE TRIBUNE


THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2005, PAGE 7B


Thrnquest hits out at casino fee





'freebie' in $1.2 billion deal


FROM page one

Among the casino incentives
granted to Baha Mar, which
will last for the 21 years after
its new casino opens, are pay-
ments of an annual licence fee
of $100,000 per thousand
square feet of casino floor
space; a minimum win tax of
$4.3 million on gaming win-
nings of up to $20 million per
year; and a win tax of 10 per
cent of gaming winnings in
excess of $20 million per year.
Over the same 21-year peri-
od, The Tribune understands
that the Heads of Agreement
will allow some $5 million to
be'.deducted from the annual
licence fee, plus 50 per cent of
the: annual gaming win tax in
excess of $20 million.


Meanwhile, Mr Turnquest
also alleged that in Section 4.3
of the Baha Mar Heads of
Agreement the Government
had agreed "to amend legisla-
tion" to give the developers
stamp duty exemption on con-
struction and furnishing mate-
rials, plus vehicles and
plant, on parts of the redevel-
opment considered by Gov-
ernment to be vital for the
economy.
The $1.2 billion project has
reignited debate over whether
Government is providing too
many investment incentives for
developers, but many in the
business community believe
such incentives were necessary
to secure the much-needed
revitalisation of the Cable
Beach strip, along with all the
jobs and foreign exchange


earnings it promises to bring
to the economy.
An economic impact study
for Baha Mar has suggested
that the redeveloped Cable
Beach strip would have a com-
pounded GDP impact of $10
billion over the 21-year period
of investment incentives, with
Government receiving $2.8 bil-
lion in taxes.
Prime Minister Perry
Christie has previously stated
that the investment incentives
granted to Baha Mar amounted
to about 20 per cent of the $1.2
billion being invested about
$240 million.
He pointed out that the
investment incentives granted
to Kerzner International for
Phase I and Phase III were
proportionately higher at 49
per cent and 35 per cent


respectively.
The Tribune, meanwhile, has
learnt that Baha Mar is esti-
mating the combined construc-
tion cost of the new connector
road from JFK Drive, the
diverted West Bay Street and
related public infrastructure to
be about $90 million, including
all engineering, design and
supervisory costs.
The Heads of Agreement is
understood to commit Baha
Mar to paying for the work
that costs in excess of the $45.3
million committed by the Gov-
ernment. However, if the total
work on the roads and related
infrastructure costs less than
$70 million, Baha Mar has
agreed that the expenditure
will be divided 50/50 between
itself and the Government.
The $90 million figure also


excludes the $16 million costs
associated with the reverse.
osmosis plant and sewerage
treatment plant, whose con-
struction will be funded totally
by Baha Mar.
It is also understood that
Baha Mar will not be held
responsible for cost overruns
caused by government changes,
and the diversion of any other
roads not stipulated in the
Heads of Agreement will be
paid for by the developer.
Government will have to
relocate all above ground pow-
er and utility lines along the
JFK Drive connector road,
placing them underground. The
administration has also agreed
to expand the Bahamas Elec-
tricity Corporation's (BEC)
facilities to supply power to the
development, while the


Bahamas Telecommunications
Company (BTC) has to pro-
vide GSM roaming facilities for
all tourists and residents.
The Government's infra-
structure costs are limited to
the roads, as Baha Mar has
agreed to bear the costs of
relocating all government-
related buildings the Cecil
Wallace Whitfield Centre,
Gaming Board, Bahamas
Development Bank, straw mar-
kets and police station, plus the
commercial banks present
along the Cable Beach strip.
They will mostly be relocat-
ed to a 'New Office Park' with-
in the boundaries of the Cable
Beach development, although
the Government has the right
to insist some of its facilities
can be located elsewhere at
Baha Mar's cost.


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that I, MALIK THOMPSON,
of Golden Gates #1, RO. Box SB-52702, Nassau, Bahamas,
intend to change my name to MALIK RAHMING. If there
are any objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you
may write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer,
RO.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30)
days after the date of publication of this notice.




NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that CHINICA FERTIL OF FAITH
AVENUE SOUTH OFF 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 12TH 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 AMELIE FLEURISTIN MARKET
ST. P.O.BOX N 4627, NASSAU BAHAMAS, is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 5TH day of MAY, 2005 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.



NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that SANDY PIERRE 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 12TH day of MAY, 2005 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.





"Tleh Ml, 0 Ld, Thy Wy'., Pl.m 119-33
Invites applications from experienced qualified Christian Candidates
for the following teaching positions at the High School level (grades
7-12) for the school year 2005/2006.
Journalism/Literature (Gr. 10-12)
2 Religious Knowledge/Bible (Gr. 7-12)
3- Math (Gr. 7-12)
Physics (Gr. 10-12)
\ Technical Drawing/ Math (Gr. 7-9)
Accounts/ Commerce/ Economics (Gr. 10-12)
Physical Education (Gr. 7-12)
2 Spanish (Gr. 7-12)
Social Studies (Gr. 7-9)
Geography/History (Gr. 10-12)
Health Science/Agriculture Science (Gr. 7-9)
2 -Computer Science (Gr. 7-12)
Music (Gr. 7-12)
Biology/ Chemistry (Gr. 10-12)
Art & Design/ Craft (Gr. 7-12)
2 -English/Literature (Gr. 7-9)
Clothing & Construction (Gr. 10-12)
Applicants must:
A. Be a practicing born-again Christian who is willing to subscribe
to the Statement of Faith of Temple Christian Schools.
B. Have a Bachelor's Degree in Education or higherfrom a
recognized College or University in the area of specialization.
C. Have a valid Teacher's Certificate or diploma.
D. Have at least two years teaching experience in the relevant
subject area with excellent communication skills.
E. Applicants must have the ability to prepare students for all
examinations to the BJC/BGCSE levels.
F Be willing to participate in the high school's extra curricular
programmes.
Application must be picked up at the high school office on Shirley
Street be returned by May 27th, 2005 with a full curriculum vitae,
recent colored photograph, Church affiliation, Pastor's name
and three references to:
The Principal
Temple Christian High School
Shirley Street
Nassau, Bahamas


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that MANALISA RENA, ELIZABETH
ESTATES, BARBADOS AVE #459, P.O.BOX EE-15945
NASSAU BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows
any reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of the
facts within twenty-eight days from the 5TH day of MAY,
2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that JACQUE JULES, CARMICHAEL
RD., NASSAU BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 5TH day of MAY, 2005 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.


Full and Part Time Positions
Requirements.

High School Graduate
Clean Police Record
Good Oral and Written Skills
Prior experience in Criminal/security Field or
Courses in related Criminal/Security Field.
Good Fit Physical Condition an asset.

Candidate must be able to work any shift. This posit
be open for permanent placement.


Salary to be discussed during interview.


Interested persons should fill out applications in per
bring copy of a valid police record, National Insuran
and passport to the Mall at Marathon Management 0

No phone calls please.


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TEACHING VACANCIES

Temple Christian 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


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS

2004/CLE/qui/01568

IN THE SUPREME COURT

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or
lot of land being Numbered Lot No. 511 situate in
the Subdivision called and known as "Garden Hills
Estates Number 2" situate on the Island of New
Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas which said piece parcel or lot of
land is bound on the North by Lot Number 512 now
or formerly the property of Eurina Beneby and running
thereon One hundred and Thirteen and Nine
hundredths (113.09) feet on the East by Lady Slipper
Avenue and running thereon Thirty-two and Eighty-
nine hundredths (32.89) feet ending clockwise in a
curve for Forty-four and Eighty-four hundredths
(44.89) feet to point number 12 on the South by
Alocasia Avenue and running thereon Eighty-five
and Twelve hundredths (85.12) feet and on the West
by Lot Number 543 now or formerly the property of
Reno Williams and running thereon Fifty-five and
Seventy-one hundredths (55.71) feet which said piece
Z. ", parcel plot of land has. suqh positions shapes
boundaries marks andidimensions as are shown ion
a plan filed herein and thereon coloured pink.

AND IN THE MATTER OF The Quieting Titles
Act, 1959

AND IN THE MATTER OF The Petition of Edward
Rolle and Carolyn Rolle

NOTICE

The Quieting Titles Act 1959

The Petition of Edward and Carolyn Rolle of Nassau,
Bahamas: ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being
Numbered Lot No. 511 situate in the Subdivision called and
known as "Garden Hills Estates Number 2" situate on the
Island of New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas which said piece parcel or
lot of land is bounded on the North by Lot Number 512 now
or formerly the property of Eurina Beneby and running thereon
One hundred and Thirteen and Nine hundredths (113.09) feet
on the East by Lady Slipper Avenue and running Thirty-two
and Eighty-nine hundredths (32.89) feet ending clockwise in
a curve for Forty-four and Eighty-four hundredths (44.89) feet
to point number 12 on the South by Alocasia Avenue and
running thereon Eighty-five and Twelve hundredths (85.12)
feet and on the West by Lots Number 543 now or formerly
the property of Reno Williams and running thereon fifty-five
and Seventy-one hundredths (55.71) feet.
Edward and Carolyn Rolle claim to be the owners of
the fee simple estate in possession of the tract of land
hereinbefore described free from incumberances.
AND the Petition have made an application to the
Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas under
Section 3 of The Quieting Titles Act 1959 to have their title
to the said tract of land investigated and the nature and extent
thereof determined and declared in a Certificate of Title to be
granted by the Court in accordance with the provision of the
said Act.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that any persons
having Dower or a Right to Dower or an Adverse Claim or a
claim not recognized in the petition shall on or before Monday,
the 13th day of June A.D., 2005 file in the Supreme Court and
serve on the Petitioners or the undersigned a statement of his
claim in the prescribed form verified by an Affidavit to be
filed therewith. Failure of any such person to file and serve
a statement of his claim on or before Monday the 13th day of
June A.D., 2005 will operate as a bar to such claim.
Copies of the Filed Plan may be inspected at:

1. The Registry of the Supreme Court; 'and

2. The Chambers of Graham, Thompson & Co. attorneys
for the Petitioners, Sassoon House, Shirley Street &
Victoria Avenue, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas.

Dated the 13th day of April A.D., 2005
GRAHAM, THOMPSON & CO.,
Chambers,
Sassoon House,
Shirley Street & Victoria Avenue,
Nassau, Bahamas,
Attorneys for the Petitioners


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MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT & AVIATION

Port Department


Notice Of Sitting For New Providence Port Authority Board
To Consider Application For Licence Under The Boat Registration
Act Chapter (277)

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the New Providence rort Authority Board for
New Providence and the Family Islands will be held at the Port Administration
Building Prince George Wharf on the 26th May 2005 at 3:00pm for the purpose of
granting Licenses under The Boat Registration Act Chapter (277)

Any person entitled to and wishing to object to any application should do so at least
six (6) day before the date of the hearing by submitting his/her objections in writing to
the Board and to the applicant.

Persons attending the .meeting on behalf of an applicant must produce written,
Authorization at the meeting..

Applicants for renewals are not required to attend, unless they have received written
Notification from the New Providence Port Authority.

The under mentioned persons have applied for grant of licenses as specified below:


RENEWAL JET SKI NEW PROVIDENCE


REG. NO APPLICANT

NP:501SAN Christie Marc
John Road
Nassau Bahamas


BOAT NAME CLASS PASS


No Name


D 2


USE

Rental


RENEWAL BOAT LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE


REG NO APPLICANT


NP:2663 Marine Tankers
Services
P.O.Box SS-6130
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT NAME CLASS PASS


Atlantic breeze
199ft
Steel


A 0


USE


Barge


NEW BOAT LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE


REG NO APPLICANT

NB/01/05 Cox Godfrey,& Lester
P.O.Box CB-12114
Nassau Bahamas
NB/02/05 Rolle Anthony &
Donald
Yellow Elder
Nassau Bahamas

NB/03/05 Rolle Renwick
Elizabeth Estate
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT NAME

"First Lady
Charters"
25ft

"Rain Bow IV
Fiberglass
44ft

"Fly With Me
17ft
Flying Boat


CLASS PASS

B I


B 0



B 1


USE

Rental


Ferry



Rental


NEWMASTER'S LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE


APPLICANT

Nottage Gerran
P.O.Box SS-6863
Nassau, Bahamas

Roberts Jason
P.O.Box CB-11243
Nassau Bahamas

Taylor C.Cardwell
Sir Lynden Pindling Estate
Nassau, Bahamas


CLASS

B


B


B


RENEWAL MASTER'S LICENCE FAMILY ISLAND


LICENCE #


6623


8037


6764


LICENCE #


6236


6701


6874


.7427_


6635


7795


7829


6091


6413


6954


7586


6927


6974


8041


6707


7992


NAME


CLASS


Cartwright M.Mark
Long Island

Flowers B.Jonathan
Mastic Point Andros

Robinson Solomon
Staniel Cay.Exuma


RENEWAL MASTER'S LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE


NAME


Black H.Vernal
P.O.Box N-8593
Nassau Bahamas

Glinton C.Deon
High Vista Condo
Nassau Bahamas

GreenSlade Levan
P.O.Box SS-19423
Nassau Bahamas
Hanna A. Rodney.
P.O.Box SS-6675
Nassau, Bahamas

Harvey Choicy
P.O.Box N-3717
Nassau Bahamas

Higgs H.Scott
P.O.Box EE-17588
Nassau Bahamas

Moxey Lenox
P.O.Box SS-6168
Nassau Bahamas

Nixon W. Hollie
P.O.Box N-8175
Nassau Bahamas

Rodolph K. Robinson
Pinewood Gardens
Nassau Bahamas

Rolle Clyde
P.O.Box N-545
Nassau Bahamas

Smith L. Bayard
P.O.Box N-10249
Nassau, Bahamas

Sweeting A. Michael
P.O.Box N-4269
Nassau, Bahamas

Taylor A.L.Valdez
P.O.Box N-3648
Nassau Bahamas

Taylor M. Rufus
P.O.Box N-4399
Nassau Bahamas


Wells Webster
P.O.Box N-444
Nassau, Bahamas

Whyms Daron
Soldier Road
Nassau, Bahamas


CLASS

A


A


B



A


A


B


A


A


Signed
Captain Anthony J. Aliens
Port Controller


REG NO

NM/01/05


NM/02/05


NM 03/05


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Remembering 800m





specialist Vernetta Rolle


SHE never really devel-
oped to her full poten-
tial on the senior level.
But Vernetta Rolle will long
be remembered as the shy
young girl who delighted us
as a 800 metre specialist in
high school.
Many will remember Rolle,
who came from Long Island,
and almost single-handedly
put the MGM Major High on
the national stage in the early
1990s. She made her coach,
Claudius Anderson, a house-
hold name in the Bahamas
Association of Athletic Asso-
ciations.
After a long battle with can-
cer, Rolle, 29, died on Tues-
day in a hospital in Houston,
Texas, where she resided with
her American husband and
two daughters, aged seven and
14 months. She was a graduate
of the University of Houston
where she earned a full ath-
letic scholarship.
When Rolle left the
Bahamas for Houston on the
athletic scholarship, she only
had one full season in her
freshman year before she was
sidelined with an injury and
eventually her first pregnan-
cy.
She never regained her old
form afterward.
There were many times that
I had contacted her since she
made her comeback and, each
time, Rolle expressed the
desire to getting back to be


STUBBS


OPINION


able to compete at the senior
level. In fact, at one time, she
was hoping to make the
Bahamas team to compete in
the 2000 Olympic Games in
Sydney, Australia after falling
short of the 1998 Games in
Atlanta, Georgia.
It was just not meant to be.
Rolle was not your ordinary
athlete. She was introduced to
us as a bubbly young aspiring
athlete who dared to challenge


any and every athlete whom
she lined up to compete
against. She had the heart of a
lion.
Her times reflected
the potential that she pos-
sessed.
While the 800 was her hall-
mark event, Rolle was just as
impressive in running the one-
lapper. At times, it was hard
to figure out which one was
her better race because she
made them both look so easy.
But ask her and she would
quickly tell you that she pre-
ferred the half-mile.
Her times reflected her true
potential.


As an intermediate athlete,
she ran two minutes and 15
seconds in the 800 and 55 in
the quarter. Not bad when
you consider the fact that two
years later as a senior athlete,
Rolle had lowered her times
to around 53 and 2:09 respec-
tively.

Rolle would go on to
post the Bahamas
junior national record of
2:06.27 in 1995 in Baton
Rouge, Louisiana in her fresh-
man year at the University of
Houston. In 1998 in Atlanta
as she was preparing to quali-


fy for the Olympics, she set
the national senior record of
2:04.82.
Could you imagine if she
had reached her full poten-
tial?
Rolle not only excelled at
the national high school level,
but she represented us well as
the Carifta and the Junior
Central American and
Caribbean Championships,
running on the women's 4 x
400 relay team that included
Tonique Williams-Darling,
the current world 400 cham-
pion.
It certainly would have been
good to see Rolle running


along with Williams-Darling,
Christine Amertil and possibly
Debbie Ferguson on a
mile relay team at the
Olympics.
But it was just not meant to
be.
We may still try to wonder
why she never emerged to the
forefront on the senior level
as she did on the junior cir-
cuit.
Only God knows why she
didn't.
At least she left behind
some memories that we will,
cherish for a long time.
May her soul rest in
peace.


Junior golfers set for Dominican Republic


* By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
THE Bahamas Golf Federation (BGF)
will field a full team to participate in the
16th annual Caribbean Amateur Junior
Golf championships.
Yesterday, a 14 member team was
named by the BGF, for the July 3rd-7th
slated championships.
This year's games will be held in Santa
Domingo, Dominican Republic, and will
consist of young golfers from New Provi-
dence and Freeport, Grand Bahama.
According to Dion Godet, supervisor
for the junior programme within the BGF,
the team is ready, but there is no
word if the team will be able to train
together.
He said: "We are hoping to get all the
golfers down to train here in the capital,
but this can only take place if we get the
necessary funds together.
"Four golfers are from Freeport, they
are training, in fact the entire team will
begin training in three weeks. We would
like the team to be together, but we know
that they will be training.
"We usually practice at the Cable
Beach Golf Course, and we are now in


* BOYS 16-18
Scott MacDougall -
Junior champion 2002-2005
Yann Coquoz
Steven Kemp


* GIRLS 16-18
Alena. Hutcheson
Nadia Cooper
* BOYS 13-15
Kyle King
Kristian McSweeney
Nardio Ferguson


discussions with the Ocean Club, inquiring
on practice time. But thanks goes out to
the representatives for giving us access
to the Cable Beach Golf Course for prac-
tice sessions."
The Bahamas continues to strengthen
in the sport, at local and international
level.
The BGF has slated several tourna-
ments and events for the next two months.'
The Copa de las Americas will be attend-


* GIRLS 13-15
Annamae Adderely -
2005 Junior Champion
Danielle Robinson

* BOYS 12 AND UNDER
Benjamin Davis Jr
Alec Nabb

* GIRLS 12 AND UNDER
Taneka Sandiford
Tre Gomez


ed by the senior golfers, June 19th-26th, in
Mexico and the Caribbean Amateur Golf
Championships, August 7th-14th, in St
Kitts.
A week ago, the BGF fielded a team to
participate in the 10th annual Caribbean
Classic, a tournament title they claimed
for the second consecutive year.
Like last year's tournament, George;
Swan was able to retain the cup captured j
by Shane Gibson in 2003.


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Ministry of Works & Utilities, Nassau, Bahamas.

Requirements for the post:

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* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
SOPHOMORE Devin Mullings is.heading to
the NCAA Tennis Championships with the
Ohio State Buckeyes men's team on Thurs-
day.
The native from Grand Bahama earned his
spot as one of the five automatic qualifiers
from the Midwest Region just before he was
honoured as the ITA Player to Watch.
"I think I did a pretty good job so far, but it's
just the beginning of more. to come," Mullings
insisted. "I just have to continue working hard
because I have the NCAA coming up and I
want to do well in that too."
Berth
Mullings, the Bahamas' top player on this
year's Davis Cup team, secured his berth when
the No.26 ranked Buckeyes lost to Illinois in
the Big Ten championship match on Sunday in
Champaign, Illinois.
While the Buckeyes finished with a 2-1
record, Mullings teamed up with Chris Klinge-
mann to win the doubles for Ohio State.
Mullings went on a 13-match win streak from
Feb. 25 to April 24 as he clinched his first
appearance in the NCAA singles competition.
For his efforts, he was tabbed the ITA Player to
Watch.
The award is given to a studenit-athlete who
has an outstanding season and is expected to
perform at a high level the rest of his career.
"It's a good honour that I got and hopefully
it will be a good experience when I go to


NCAA's," Mullings projected. "Hopefully I
can win one or two rounds."
The NCAA's is scheduled for May 25-30 at
the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center in Col-
lege Station, Texas.
Mullings, who was an unanimous All-Big
Ten selection, posted a 27-10 win-loss record in
singles this season and is going into the cham-
pionships ranked at No.40 in the ITA Divi-
sion 1 singles poll.
Ranked
Throughout the season he was ranked in
every ITA singles poll.
As for doubles, Mullings was 19-7 with an 8-
6 mark at the No.1 spot and 7-1 at No.2 for the
Buckeyes.
Mullings said the feats he achieved came
only because of his work ethic.
"I knew if I worked hard, I would have made
it to the NCAA's," he stressed.
And even though it's a much higher level,
Mullings said he's confident that he will rise to
the occasion.
"I'm just relaxing and playing my game," he
stressed.
"I just want to take it one step at a time and
see how it goes."
At the end of the NCAA's, which will con-
clude his collegiate season this year, Mullings
said he will switch his attention on the Futures
tournaments and playing Davis Cup again for
the Bahamas in the summer.
But for now, he has his bags packed and is
ready to leave on Thursday for his debut in
the NCAA's.


Bahamian record olde







Vernetta dioes aed 20


By KELSIE JOHNSON
-'Junior Sports Reporter
'BAHAMAS national
L*ecord holder in the 800
metres Vernetta Rolle-Smith
dfed yesterday, at the age of
JDiagnosed with cancer,
Rtlle-Smith passed away in
hospital in Houston, Texas,
afer battling with the disease
Tijf more than five years.
Rolle-Smith, who recently
married, attended the Uni-
versity of Houston (Cougars),
where she graduated with a
'degree in physical education.
"On Friday past, Rolle-Smith
,ias taken to a hospice loca-
tion where she was supposed
ito-undergo treatment to slow
;down the disease that had tak-
en over her body.
Due to the early diagnosis,
,Rolle-Smith was forced to quit
'track and field after a colour-
fti' college career.
'Before graduating in 1998,
bie won various medals for
,the Cougars, helping them
claim the national title. Her
time of 2:06.27 seconds still
stands as the school's record.
She was also named the Con-
ference-USA indoor and out-
door 800 metres champion in
'1998.
A month later Rolle-Smith
ran a time of two minutes and
4.82 seconds at a track meet in


Outstanding athlete' passes

away after battle with cancer


Atlanta, establishing a new
Bahamian national record.
The record still stands to this
day.
A native of Long Island,
Rolle became a Carifta games
standout and was considered
to be one of the Bahamas'
most outstanding athletes on
the junior level represent-
ing the Bahamas at various
junior track and field meets.
Determined
Former Bahamas Associa-
tion of Athletic Associations
(BAAA) Desmond Bannister
said: "Vemetta was one of the
most outstanding athletes dur-
ing her tenure in track and
field. She was a determined
individual, who loved to com-
pete and if she wasn't diag-
nosed with cancer she would
have made it even further
than college.
"Her strides in college were
great, this was the time she
was able to set the national
record in the 800m. Vernetta
was always a go getter, a per-


son who knew exactly what
she wanted and went after it.
"For an athlete coming
from the Family Island, those
years weren't easy, but she
made sure that she would be a
part of the teams. Thanks go
out to her coach.
"If you could remember it
was always rough for Vernet-
ta, when she was growing up.
A close friend of her's passed
when she was getting set to
attend college, all these things
played a pivotal role in her
decision, but she never
allowed the problems she
faced to stop her."
Rolle graduated from NGM
Major High School, in 1993.
During her high school career,
she was selected to represent
the Bahamas at the 1991-1996
Carifta games, in both the
under 17 and under 20 divi-
sions.
At the games she claimed
the silver medals in the 800
metres in 1992, 1994, and
1995, and bronze in 1993 in
the under 20 division.
Competing in the under 17


division, Rolle brought back
the silver in 1989 and 1991 and
a bronze in 1990.
She was also a member of
the 4x400m relay squads in
both divisions.
Opportunity
Machon Cartwright, a for-
mer teacher of Rolle's, said:
"I knew Vernetta very well, I
was afforded the opportunity
to get to Vernetta in the class-
room and outside of the class-
room doors.
"She was always a respec-
tive student, who many looked
up to in Long Island. Her
determination helped her
excel in both the classroom
and track.
"She was always an eager
person, ready to learn new
things, and this helped her to
exceed the expectations of
many.
"Unfortunately injuries kept
her down, but she will always
be a hero in Long Island and
throughout the Bahamas,"
said Cartwright.


* VERNETTA ROLLE-SMITH


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Sermons, Church Activities, Awards


Church Notes
Page 2C


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* By CLEMENT JOHNSON
"I WILL bless the Lord at all times:
'His praise shall continually be in my
mouth. My soul shall make her boast
in the Lord, the humble shall hear
thee and be glad. 0 magnify the Lord
with me, and let us exalt his name
together. I sought the Lord, and he
heard me and delivered me from all
my fears
(Psalms 34-1-4).
This is one of the
favourite biblical quotes
of Mrs Beverley M.
Clarke, who was
crowned Mother of the
Year on Mother's Day.
Mr Michael Patton, one of the
coordinators of the event, said that
Mrs Clarke was chosen from among a
number of nominees for this coveted
title. She met all of the requirements
and even more than was expected by
the committee.
Mr Patton listed a few of the main
characteristics they look for in making
their selection:
The person should be a mother,
who must exemplify the various
attributes specified in Proverbs 31.
The committee then looks at the can-
didate's community and church
involvement.
"We were proud to have chosen
Elder Beverley Clarke as mother of
the year 2005/2006," ,said Mr Patton.
"'She is an outstanding mother, wife,
stateswoman, community activist, and
one who has touched many lives. She
stood out from among all of those
who were nominated this year, which
made the decision easy for the com-
mittee in selecting her this year."
This native of Roses, Long Island,
is a mother of six children, all of
whom are making positive contribu-
tions to the national development of
the Bahamas Miss Merlyn Clarke
is a manager with Royal Bank; Mr
Glen Clarke is the proprietor/man-




The signifi

E By CLEMENT JOHNSON
"CHILE, Monday is a holiday and I
can't wait for da beach party, I going to,"
said a clerk in a well known liquor store on
Tuesday.
"Wat holiday is that, Iain hear 'bout it
cause I say I was going to be working next
Monday, now you telling me it's a holi-
day, which one is dat?" asked a fellow
worker.
"No idea, but I know someone say it
Whit Monday, maybe someone did some-
thing on dat day. Cause I know Labour
Day soon come, my sister goin' to Long
Island for regatta and my cousin goin' to
Palmetto Point for homecoming. Like I
say all I know it's a holiday, and I going to
party-hearty," said the first clerk with a
devilish grin.
Holiday
Well, being the consummate scholar that
I pretend to be, I saw this as an opportunity
to inform them of the significance of this
holiday.
"Whit Monday," I said, "came the day
after Pentecost. The word Pentecost means


ager of Backline Music rental equip-
ment; Jason Clarke is a manager with
First Caribbean Bank; Ricardo
Clarke is staff manager with an insur-
ance company; Keva Adams, is man-
ager of VIP guest services at Atlantis,
and Lavoynne Clarke is a college stu-
dent. She also has three daughters-in-
law, Michelle, Natasha and A'Ynna,
and one son-in-law, Antoine "Rory",
Adams.
Merlyn attributes her success and
that of her siblings to the positive
influence of her mother.
"At home her pet name is 'great
defender' because she will not allow
anyone to speak negatively in her
presence; said her oldest daughter,
Merlyn. "Around my mother you
cannot complain, because she will
give you reason to hope and be
thankful for. She believes that every-
one is good and worthwhile. I truly
believe, and at the risk of sounding
selfish, she is the greatest mother.
"She believes in her children, even
when we do not believe in ourselves.
She only wants the best for us, even
when we do not want it for ourselves.
She stood her ground. with us and
would not allow us to settle for any-
thing other than the best. That's why
we can say we are who we are today,
because of her, she will not allow any
negative forces, words or persons
come near her family. The principles
that she taught her children are now
being passed to her four grandchil-
dren."'
The mother of the year is described
by church members and office staff as
a no-nonsense woman.
"As a mother she gives sound
advice," said Office Administrator
Merlande Barrett. "She encourages
you to be and do your best. She is an
exemplifier, a role model who helps
those around her to lift your self
esteem. She is a woman of God, and

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cance of Whit Mon


the number 50. This feast commemorates
the coming of the Holy Spirit upon Our
Blessed Lady and the apostles 50 days
after the Resurrection of Jesus.
"Whit Monday gets it name from the
colour of the garments worn by, those who
were baptized on that day. It is recorded in
the Acts of the Apostles that thousands
were dressed in white and baptized that
day by the apostles."
Explanation
The two clerks seemed satisfied with
this explanation. They wanted to know
why the meaning of the holiday was not
generally known. I encouraged them to
asked their various pastors.
After I left the store, I started to reflect
on how in our nation today we find any
excuse to host or attend a fete without a
clue as to what we are celebrating. Today
the question "Why?" seems best left unan-
swered.
But in our nation the presence of the
Holy Spirit is needed now more than ever
before. Pentecost is the conclusion of the
Easter season, and is called the birthday of
the Christian Church. Pentecost is the ful-


filment of the promise made by Jesus that
He will not leave His people alone and
that the "Holy Spirit" will always be with
them.
This is what we need to be aware of that
whatever we may be going through, Jesus
is still with us and his Spirit is still the guid-
ing force in ou es.
We should be are that the Holy Spir-
it is the spirit of truth and will never dis-
agree with what Jesus taught. In John
14:15-16, 23b-26 Jesus tells us: "If you
love me you will keep my commandments.
And I will ask the Father, and He will give
you another Advocate to be with you
always." That Advocate is the Holy Spir-
it.
Speaking
In speaking of the Holy Spirit, Jesus
says, (John: 16:13-15): "When He comes,
the Spirit of Truth, He will guide you to all
Truth, He will speak on his own but he
will speak what he hears. He will glorify me
because He will take from what is mine

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CALVARY
DELIVERANCE
CHURCH
THE church on East Street
south is scheduled to hold wor-
ship services at 7 am, 9 am and
11 am on Sunday, May 15:
Weekly events
Monday, 12:30 pm Mid-day
Praise and Deliverance Ser-
vice, 7:45 pm Men's Fellow-
ship Meeting
Tuesday, 7:45 pm WOI
Meeting
Wednesday, 7:30 pm Bible
Enrichment Session
Friday, 7:45 pm Massive
Youth Meeting
Bishop V G Clarke is the
senior pastor.

CURRY
MEMORIAL
METHODIST
CHURCH

THE following services will


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

ST BARNABAS
ANGLICAN
CHURCH

THE church on Blue Hill
and Wulff Roads is scheduled
to hold the following services:
May 15, 7 am Sung Mass,
10 am- Sunday School and
Adult Bible Classes, 11 am -
Praise and Worship, Sung


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


- Youth Alpha (every third
Saturday), 3:30 pm to 4 pm -
Boys Brigade (ages 10+), 4 pm
- Youth Band Practice, 6 pm -
Altar Guild, 6 pm Confes-
sions

EAST ST GOSPEL
CHAPEL

THE church at 83 East
Street, "where Jesus Christ is
Lord, and everyone is special",
is scheduled to hold the fol-
lowing services:
Sunday, 9:45 am Sunday
School & Adult Bible Class,
11 am Morning Celebration,
7 pm Communion Service, 8
pm 'Jesus, the Light of
World' Radio Programme on
ZNS1
Tuesday, 8 pm Chapel
Choir Practice
Wednesday, 8 pm Mid-
week Prayer Meeting (Second
Wednesday) Cell Group
Meeting
Thursday, 6 pm Hand Bells
Choir Practice, 8 pm Men's
Fellowship Meeting (Every 4th
Thursday), 7:45 pm Women's
Fellowship Meeting (Every 4th
Thursday)
Friday, 6:30 pm Con-
querors for Christ Club (Boys
& Girls Club), 8 pm East
Street Youth Fellowship Meet-
ing
Saturday, 6:30 am Early
Morning Prayer Meeting

ALL SAINTS
ANGLICAN
CHURCH

SERVICES and meetings to
be held at the church on All
Saints Way, South Beach, for
the week of May 15-21:.
Sunday, 9 am Family
Eucharist, 6:30 pm Mass
Monday, 7 pm Education
For Ministry (EFM), Band
Practice at St Matthew's,
Anglican Church Women


Clhuch fiotes


Tuesday, 8:30 am Mass at
St. Luke's Chapel, Princess
Margaret Hospital, 7:30 pm -
Anglican Church Men, Prayer
Group Meeting
Wednesday, 6 am Mass and
Breakfast, 7 pm Chorale
Practice
Thursday, 6:30 pm Band
Practice, 7:30 pm Senior
Choir Practice
Friday, 6 am Sunrise Mass
.and Breakfast, 7 pm Parish
Dinner and A.G.M (Commu-
nity Centre)
Saturday, 6 am Intercesso-
ry Prayer Meeting, noon to 6
pm ACW Steak-Out, 2 pm -
Acolytes Practice
(Rector: Rev Fr S Sebastian
Campbell)

PARISH
CHURCH
OF THE MOST
HOLY TRINITY

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

ST ANDREW'S
PRESBYTERIAN
KIRK
YOU are invited to worship
with the church family at 9:30
am or 11 am on Sunday. Sun-
day School meets during the
11 am service and the Youth
Group meets on Friday
evenings.:
The Kirk is located at the
corner of Peck's Slope and


Mother (From page 1C)


one who cares for people
around her."
Carol Thompson, secretary
for Bishop V. Clarke, pastor
of Calvary Deliverance
Church, refers to Mrs Clarke
as "a real woman of God, one
who is anointed, spirit-filled
and who ministers to the whole
man. She is an excellent co-
worker and extremely profes-
sional in her undertakings and
dealings."
Elder Beverly Maria Clarke
was ordained to the sacred
ministry in June, 1999. This
dedicated woman of God has
received many numerous
awards over the years in recog-
nitionfofher dedication and
unequivocal commitment to
ministry. In May 1995 the


Great Commission Ministry -
bestowed on her the title of'
"Most outstanding mother";
in 2001 she was the recipient of
the Bahamas National Gospel
Excellence Award in the cate-
gory of Women of Influence
and again in April of 2002 she
received the award for Reli-
gion from the Zeta Phi Beta
Sorority Inc.

Speaker

The mother of the year
2005/2006 is a much sought-
after preacher and conference
speaker. She is recognized as
one of the most motivational
speakers in the Bahamas
today, and is often asked to
encourage members of the


body ofChrist. She has.trav-s
elledlensively, throughout,"
the Bahamas, Turks and
Caicos Islands and the United
States of American to spread
the Good News of Christ.
She is married to Bishop V.
G. Clarke, and works shoul-
der-to-shoulder with him in the
Ministry at Calvary Deliver-
ance Church. Over the years,
under the direction of Bishop
Clarke and Elder Clarke, the
congregation at Calvary has
grown by leaps and bounds in
membership. Last year they
dedicated their new multi-mil-
lion dollar sanctuary, which is
complemented by a collection
of beautiful stained glass win-
dows depicting images from
the New Testament.


W hit (From page 1C)


and declare it to you.
"Everything that the Father has is mine; for
this reason I told you that He will take from
what is mine and declare it to you."
Jesus, who is truth, is with us through the Holy
Spirit Romans 8; 14 for those who are led
by the Spirit of God are children of God.
As people who are baptized in the Spirit, we
must then allow the light of that sprit' to shine
through us and direct our paths.


This spirit should remind us that we are our
brothers keepers, and that we all have a respon-.
sibility to make positive contributions to the
development of our nation and the world.
So when we go to the beach, or travel to a
homecoming or go overseers for the long week-
end, we should take a few minutes to reflect
upon the reason for the holiday, and once again
ask the "Spirit of the Living God to fall afresh on
us, to mould us, to melt us, to use us."


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HE. TRIBUNE


Princes' Street, across from the
Central Bank. Parking is avail-
able-immediately behind the
Kirk. Visit us also at:
www.standrewskirk.com

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

UNITED FAITH
MINISTRIES
INT.

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















A 'powerful message'


S/ The scripture read-
ing today invited us
to reflect on the fact
that life itself as we
know it is a journey,
and while we may have some
sense of where we are going,
life's journey holds many sur-
prises.
"The journey of life has
become a popular theme in
certain churches today. For it
really expresses the motion that
life is not a static reality but
rather a movement from place
to place or from one point to
another. It is not so much what
we make of this journey, but
that we join one in progress.
For you see, we join those who
had gone on before us, we join
those who had forged a path
that we can follow, for it is a
path of meaning that we can
take with us throughout our
lives. For you see we are not
on this journey alone, Jesus
travels with us. For he is our
companion whom we can dis-
cuss all that has happened on
our way.
Journey
"For we need encourage-
ment and support to help us
on our Christian journey. We
need the talent and insight of
others as we journey along.
"Today's reading shows us
that the way we ordinarily
negotiate life's journey is not
the way life's journey is nego-
tiated. The disciples on the
road to Emmaus admitted that
they had certain expectations
that Jesus did not fulfill. They
had hope that he would deliver
them from the oppression of


the Romans, they had hope he
would be able to solve all their
personal and political prob-
lems. But their hopes were
crushed when Jesus died on the
cross, and so suddenly all their
hopes and dreams had come to
an end. And there was noth-
ing left for them but to return
to their former way of life for
they did not understand the
scripture. They did not under-
stand that Jesus had to die in
order to redeem Israel and oth-
er people as well. May I ask
what about you this morning,
have you come to the realisa-
tion that Jesus is risen? Have
you come to the realisation that"
Jesus is present in our midst
too, for he tells us through the
scripture that 'where there are
two or three gathered together
in my name there I am in the
midst'.
Spirit
"Jesus is truly risen today
and he is present within us
through that of the Holy Spirit.


The disciples on the road to
Emmaus were distracted by the
death of Jesus. They could not
believe the event that had tak-
en place because it had
changed the path of their lives.
They could not even believe
the stranger who they had met
and was journeying with them
did not know of the event that
had taken place.
Stranger
"Therefore they shared some
of the insight with the stranger.
They told him about this Jesus
whom was a mighty prophet.
They told him of how they
expected him to be the one
whom Moses had talked about.
And how they had hoped he
would not only be a prophet,
but a message deliverer of
Israel. They told him that it was
the third day since his death
and that he said that he would
rise on the third day, and about
the women who went to the
tomb and told them that the
tomb was empty. But even this


did not lead them to believe
that Jesus was risen.
"For they did not expect an
individual resurrection in the
midst of history. For they
believed that Jesus would be
risen in a general resurrection,
when all the just will rise at the
end.
"Jesus criticised the disciples
for their hardness of heart and
their blindness, for they had to
read the scripture-and yet they
did not recognise the fulfill-
ment of the scripture in their
lives; and so he again broke
open the scripture to them.
And they were amazed by
what he told them, and so as
they came to the end of their
journey they asked him to stay.
with them.
Happened
"And it happened that while
they were at a meal he took
bread and broke it and they
recognised him and he van-
ished from their sight. They
remembered that their hearts


were burning within them with-
out knowing why. They once
again asked, what about you
this morning, do you recognise
the hand of Jesus in your lies as
you travel along life's journey?
Do you know that the risen
Lord Jesus is your travelling
companion on this life's jour-
ney?
Within
"After all, it is God himself
who has laid out the perime-
ter of our life's journey and it is
God who is at York beneath
and within us. For you see, per-
haps we do npt recognise
because we dd not see the
extraordinary ipnthe ordinary
things of life, .'. perhaps we
need someone to interpret for
us, like the disciple on the road
to Emmaus, the tradition and
the events of oiir lives.
"For once we realise that
Jesus is our travelling compan-
ion then our hearts will burn
within us, our. eyes will be
opened and we will look with


Parishioners attending a Sunday Mass at Our Lady
. of the Holy Souls Catholic Church received basic



guidelines on the journey of fife and lessons from

the Emmaus story. Here is the text of that powerful

message delivered.by Deacon Maxwell Johnson.


"Unless we are


willing to do the


ridiculous, God


will not do the


miraculous"


sick child


* By FRANCIS NOROHNA
"UNLESS we are willing to
do the ridiculous, God will not
do the miraculous" is the motto
of Catholic nun Mother Angel-
ica who, with virtually no expe-
rience of television, started
EWTN in 1981 with $200 and a
television transmitter located at
the back of a garage in Birm-
ingham, Alabama, USA.
Experts mocked the "ridicu-
lous" venture, stating that it
would soon fold up, and the
Wall Street Journal scoffed:
"We've had the singing nun and
the flying nun; now comes the
broadcasting nun."
Today, the "ridiculous" has
becomes the "miraculous": the
transmitter at the back of a
garage has developed into the
world's largest religious media
network. Currently, the studio
comprises a state of the art
audiovisual complex funded
totally by donations and gifts
from supporters, and is visited
by many thousands of pilgrims
annually.
From there, EWTN transmits
programmes 24 hours a day to
104 million homes in 110 coun-
tries and 16 territories on 3,400
cable systems, wireless cable,
Direct Broadcasting Satellite
(DBS), low power TV and indi-
vidual satelitte users.
In 1992, Mother Angelica
established the world's largest
privately-owned short-wave
radio stations on a mountain
top 20 miles away from the TV
studio. The station broadcasts
24 hours a day in English and
Spanish even to remote areas
of the world not accessible by
television, and telephone calls,
e-mails and letters are received
front Australia, China, Ger-
many, India, Nigeria, Russia


and other countries.
Many years ago, Franciscan
nun Mother Angelica, nowv 82,
was involved in a serious acci-
dent, resulting in a 50-50 chance
of being able to walk again.
She made a vow that, if she
walked again, she would build a
convent in the South, and her
prayers were answered. The
result was Our Lady of the
Angels Monastery in
Hanceville, Alabama, and sub-
sequently EWTN.
Currently, EWTN transmits
Holy Mass and the Rosary
three times daily in English and
Spanish; stories from the Bible
and on religious personalities;
specials on Papal visits and the
weekly Papal audience from
Rome; features on saints,
shrines, world events, family life
and topical and current issues;
special programmes for all age
groups, especially the youth and
the elderly; music (classical and
contemporary); and a wide
range of spiritual and inspira-
tional material. In the Bahamas,
Cable Bahamas transmits
EWTN on Channel 58.
The feedback from the public
has been positive. On EWTN,
Catholics and others can hear
the authentic teaching of the
Catholic Church; people can
view spiritual programmes at
any time of the day or night;
and the ill, infirm and elderly
can participate in the life of the
Church and not experience a
sense of isolation
Today, ailing Mother Angel-
ica relies completely on Divine
Providence for EWTN, believ-
ing in proceeding to any place
"where God opens the door."
She is living proof that, with
God's support, the ridiculous
idea can become a miraculous
reality.


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IN-SIGHT-

Forthe sorisbhin
thene s, ea Isih


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eyes of faith.
"For once we experience the
risen Lord Jesus the path of
life's journey that we travel will
change. For we will be able to
recognise the working of God
in our lives. We will be able to
proclaim this insight to others,
we will be able to stand up like
Peter and John and say,
'whether it is right in the sight
of God for us to obey you
rather than God, you be the
judge, for it is impossible for
us not to speak what we have
seen and heard (Acts 4:19-20).'
"My beloved Jesus is truly
risen. This is the message of
Easter; this is why we celebrate
this season. Jesus is risen just
like he said. Alive, alive for
evermore.
Risen
"Therefore, just like St Paul
tells us, if Jesus be not risen
then our faith is in vain. For
you see my friends, Easter
should transfer our lives. For
some of us we may be called
upon to preach as Peter did,
for some of us we may be
called to give public testimony
to the witness that Jesus is
alive. Therefore we live our
lives as an example of love to
the testimony of the risen Lord.
Let us let the life we live speak
for us. For Jesus is risen. He
gives us the hope in eternal life,
he gives us the victory. There-
fore let us go out as a commu-
nity of faith believers and
spread the good news of the
gospel. Jesus is alive, he is risen,
he has redeemed the world, he
is with us to the ends of the
earth."


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AMOUNT TABOR

FULL GOSPEL BAPTIST CHURCH
W.q i'Ow Tree Ave., Pinewood Gares P. Bx N-9705 Tel (242) M922w22 Fax: (242} 392-43
SWebite: wwwwmounttabororg www, eilellisministries com Email: mttabor@batoiletei b



NEWS


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WALKING IN VICTORY CONFERENCE!
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delegates to the 2nd Annual Walking

31st June 3rd 2005 in Greensboro,
North Carolina; will be blessed by
A some of the most anointed and highly
sought after preachers and music minis-
ters in the Kingdom. Walking In
Victory is an international conference
hosted by Bishop Neil C. Ellis, Senior
Pastor of Mount Tabor Full Gospel
Baptist Church in Pinewood Gardens;
and is the first of its kind to be hosted
by a Bahamian in the United States of
America. Designed to further equip
Believers in The Body of Christ to
Walk In Victory in every area of their
lives; the Conference is uniquely
focused on ensuring that delegates
leave Biblically and practically educat-
ed, equipped, inspired and empowered to experience Victorious Christian Living at
unprecedented levels.
At the center of the success and dynamism of the Conference is the awe-
somely anointed Words that are delivered both during the worship services and
class sessions; and while such notables as Bishop Paul S. Morton, International
Presiding Bishop of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship will be returning as
one of the featured preachers again this year, delegates can also look forward to many
new faces. New to the line-up this year are; Bishop Darryl Brister, Pastor Jamal
Bryant, Archbishop Veron Ashe, Pastor Paula White, Bishop Oscar Brown, Bishop
William Murphy Jr. and Dr. James Woodson.
Bishop Darryl S. Brister pastors one of the fastest churches in New Orleans,
Louisiana. When he assumed the Pastorate of the Beacon Light Baptist Church in
1993, it had less than 100 members, today it has been blessed with a membership of
over 6,000. Ordained to the sacred Gospel Ministry in 1992, under the administra-
tion of Bishop Paul S. Morton Sr.; Bishop Brister has distinguished himself in
Ministry and was recognized as one of the Top 50 Leaders of Tomorrow by Ebony
Magazine in 1995, and in Upscale Magazines Millenium Tribute To Americas
Most Outstanding Pastors. He is a dynamic and prolific preacher and has ministered
in countries such as Japan, Holland, Korea and Iceland. He also presently serves as
The Bishop of Protocol in The Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship.
Radical, Revolutionary, Innovative, Anointed and Cutting Edge are some of
the words often used to describe Rev. Jamal-Harrison Bryant. Stepping out on faith,
with the support of 43 people who believed and met in his home for bible study, Rev.
Bryant founded the Empowerment Temple. The first service was held on Easter
Sunday, April 22nd, 2000, in a Baltimore City banquet hall. He prayed that God
would send some and in just four years, God has directed the path of over 6,000
members to Empowerment Temple, the fastest growing church in the A.M.E. denom-
ination. Rev. Bryant is a pastor with a global mission, which is to Empower the
World through the Word. He believes that the Body of Christ should be empowered
in every area of life. His preaching and teaching focuses on empowering believers
spiritually, developing them educationally, exposing them culturally, activating them


politically and strengthening them economically.
Veron Ashe D.D., serves as the Metropolitan Archbishop for the Archdiocese of
North America of the Mar Thoma Orthodox Church of America and Dean of St.
Gregorious Orthodox Seminary in Fresno, California. Archbishop Ashe is a pro-
found teacher and a powerful preacher, though at times controversial for his creative
approach to theology. He is considered a great seminal thinker of this era and is
esteemed as a preacher s preacher. His ministry at Mount Tabor s Week In The Word
Conference last year was so powerful, that Bishop Ellis was moved to have him come
and bless the Walking In Victory delegates.
Also not a new comer to Bahamians, but to the Walking In Victory
Conference is Pastor Paula White. At the tender age of five, Pastor Paula s little
world was thrown into a tailspin when her father committed suicide. The hardship
and pain that followed however, was the genesis of a heart to minister to the hurting.
Pastor Paula began ministering in the inner Washington D.C. area in the late eighties.
The evolution of her ministry included outreach programs to the needy and lost and
ministry to orphanages. Pastor Paula is world renowned and has preached at some of
the largest religious conferences in America. She co-pastors Without Walls
International Church in Tampa Florida, along with her husband Randy.
Bishop Oscar Brown presently serves as the Bishop with responsibility for all
Auxiliary -Bishops and General Overseers in the Full Gospel Baptist Church
Fellowship. Senior Pastor of the First Mount Olive Baptist Church in Baltimore
Maryland, Bishop Brown feels a great need to empower believers from all walks of
life to become all that God has ordained them to be. Bishop Brown received his reli-
gious education from Morgan State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor s
Degree in Religious Studies. He later received his Master s of Divinity Degree from
Howard University.
A powerful preacher, anointed singer and incredible intercessor, Bishop
William Murphy, Jr. grew up in Ministry. The son of a Pastor, Bishop Murphy Jr.
accepted the pastorate of New Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist in Pontiac
Michigan in 1990. At the time, the church was one year old with sixty members.
Today, Bishop Murphy shepherds more that 1,200 active members iilfree locations
in the cities of Pontiac and Detroit. After many years of committed service to the Full
Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, in 2000, Bishop Murphy was named Midwest
Regional Bishop. Additionally, he also serves as a member of the Executive Council
of the Fellowship and Bishop of Intercessory Prayer.
Dr. James R. Woodson, II came up through the ranks in the National Baptist
organization. Called to ministry at an early age, during his youth Dr. Woodson served
as a Choir Director, BTU Leader, a Sunday School Teacher, on the Board of
Evangelism for the North Carolina Baptist State Convention and as a member of the
Pastor s Consortium. A profound and prolific, preacher for over 26 years Dr.
Woodson currently pastors St. James Baptist Church in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The inclusion of these new preachers and teachers will be further complimented by a
line-up of new Musical Guests. Leading the way is The Bahamas own Singing
Prophet Bishop Lawrence Rolle. Delegates will also hear from Minister Beverly
Crawford and the Gospel recording artists Rizen.
It s little wonder why organizers are excited, as all indications are that Walking In
Victory Conference 2005 is going to be another dynamic, anointed life changing
encounter with God.


TO GOD BE THE GLORY!


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT SIS. ROSITA JONES @ 392-0377 DON'T MISS IT, MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND !!!


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SPAULA WHIiTi.






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Tarpum Bay gets first

Associate Pastor
By Minister Romeo Ferguson
District Overseer


It was history in the mak-
ing on Friday, April 29th,
2005 at 7:30 p.m. when Lay
Minister Deborah Donna
Johnson was installed as the
1st Associate Pastor of the
beautiful Church of God of
Prophecy, Tarpum Bay,
Eleuthera. Minister Samuel
Johnson serves as Senior
Pastor of that beautiful edi-
fice. The Hon. Oswald
Ingraham, Member of
Parliament and Speaker of
the House of Assembly
along with residents in the
community and churches
came from far and near to
witness and participate in
such an inspirational and
sacred service. Receiving her
appointment during the
recent 84th National
Convention, Lay Miliiter


Deborah Johnson is happily
married to Mr. Berlin
Johnson and they are the
proud parents of four beauti-
ful children and two grand
children. In attendance and
bringing congratulatory
remarks were Associate
Pastor Curtlin Johnson,
Pastor Paulette Johnson of
the Carmichael Rd. Church,
Associate Pastor Drexel
Gibson, Minister Beatrice
Ferguson, wife of the
District Overseer- Minister
Romeo Ferguson, Associate
Pastor Darren Pinder and
Speaker of the House, Hon.
Oswald Ingraham.
Moderating this special serv-
ice ,was Minister Romeo
Ferguson, District Overseer
for Eleuthera and Spanish
Wells.


Mothers and daughers engaged in co'nvrsatioon.


Mother- Min. Jackie & daughter- Nlon,'- .
Pastor Jarenda exhort ltld WdWt. intu. u
Simple nat i\ t'0.0'. ;
be said o ,f ie i'i
Daughter I iun iChe.1n L'0 .1
Saturday May 7th 2ill'. i,.i.i
by the Palm Tr I 'e ', i .' :
falnily, mothers iii
filled the beauntil'iii d,0 ,,,::
Youth Camp Audlitmmiii '',,t,,i"


e Church hosts


r's Day Special

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Large turnout for this momentous Pre-Mother's Day event.


;':vi.eie ioker Headed by Bishop Roker, the men of Palm Tree Ave. Church
l- e M served during the Mother/Daughter Luncheon; :
'i ...., Read: Devotions, the guests, light-momenty- were given
duct, tributes, by the popular Simone Beneby,
S i:n!ihtr look alike con- mistress of ceremony. This event
.:. :. hi'[ sho\ ere just some inspired by church supporter and
S!;.ii!iyiihts of this luncheon close friend Priscilla Rose of
: ;,;ni 'I nhithiers and their Houston, Texas came to a close
i c. ,s the Palm Tree Ave. with special presentations.
'n scri.\.d(il the ladies and others


'WonI ofInfluence'

Just last l'r y;i i.' ; n ,i; (\ Overseer. Bishop poured by The Bahamas Gospel
WyndhaIm Nassau er. i :i a. ] in Rahmning was Excellence Awards for her won-
Beach, our fisit )ul\ ,Mo-n .I' h' ,ipicent ol the "Woman of derful work in the ministry of
Jacqueline B. Rali n ii I 'hluenC award. She was hon- the Gospel.


Minister Drexel Gibson, National Director of Christian Education
(at podium) gives the charge. Seated are Associate Pastor
Deborah Johnson and her husband, Mr. Berlin Johnson.


Minister Romeo Ferguson, District Overseer for Eleuthera AWARD- L to R- Bishoi; ; ;; R RFahming, Minister Jacqueline B. Rahming receiving
and Spanish Wells is at the podium moderating. her award from Mrs. B!y i, oi ao. wife of the President of the Bahamas Christian Council.

10 youth rewarded at 9th Na '. ,ism Conference
; m.,our and Minister Maurice Simms


During the 9th National
Evangelism Conference, young
people were recognized for their
essay presentations on the theme,
"Evangelism Now, Reaching this
generation." Special thanks to the
judges: Minister Howard
Newbold, Minister Beccamae
Stubbs and Teacher Andrea
Brennen.
The overall winners in each cat-
egory: Naomi Sands, Kendira
Beneby and Sasha Dorsette
received trips to Abaco, Great
Harbour Cay and South Andros
respectively. Their dynamic pre-
sentations were well received at
the conference. Each participant
received a trophy and the youngest
participant, Shavonne Beneby
received an additional trophy from
the Director of Evangelism, Dr.
Barbara F. Williams. Meadow
Street, East Street, Augusta Street,
Bailou Hill Road, Carmichael


Road and Minnie Street were well
represented by outstanding parlic-
ipants.
Essay Competition Winters:

*Ages 20-25 Winner Naomi Sands
- Church of God of Prophecy.
Caim'ichael Road
*Ages 16-19 Winner KI':n Beneby Church of (iod ol
Prophecy, Meadow Strcel
*Ages 12-15 1st Place 'Sush't
Dorsette Church oFl (Godi o'
Prophecy, Meadow Street.
*2nd Place Kharisma MItroc -
Church of God of' Prophecy. 't-l
Street
*3rd Place Jonelle Fox & PLrick
Humes (Minnie Street & MeLdo\m\
Street)


Honourable Mention: l)D i:t
Ferguson East St.. llcitmnt
Maycock Bailou Hill Rdc. Ntdiui
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LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
INSTITUTE (LDI) 2005
INTENSIVE, CLEVELAND
TENNESSEE

APRIL 19-23,2005
By Sister Rovena Ferguson
Under the theme, "Re-Discovering
Relational Ministry", an Intensive LDI
session was held at the Peerless Road
Church, Cleveland Tennessee.
Attendees were able to participate in
a twelve hour intensive studies on one
of the following four areas:
* Relational Foundations: Experiencing
Relevance in Life and Ministry facili-
tated by Dr. David and Teresa Ferguson
* Relational Leadership: :Leading as
Jesus Led by Larry and Susan Duncan
* Emerging Ministry Models for the
Local Church by David Bryan and
Marvin Eskew
* Church of God of Prophecy Polity
and Practice: A Relational Context for
Change by Adrian L. Varlack.
Following the four three hour ses-
sions of intensive studies, attendees
were then able to choose six lbr. 15
min. sessions out of 30 Electives that
were presented. These electives cov-
ered a wide range of topics.
Each day concluded with a General
Session in the auditorium from 7: 00 to
9:30 p.m. These sessions included wor-
ship, entertainment and the Word. On
Friday night we were blessed as Antoine
Cunningham ministered.
Throughout this entire session, the need
for relational ministry was re-echoed.
Delegates left this session of LDI
Intensive refreshed, inspired and chal-
lenged.
A total of 16 delegates from the
Bahamas, headed by our National
Overseer attended these studies in
Cleveland, Tennessee. ,
NAMES OF PARTICIPANTS:
1. Elgamet B. Rahming
(National Overseer)
2. Jacqueline B. Rahming
(Executive Assistant)
3. Franklin M. Ferguson
(National Director)
4. Rovena Ferguson
(Administrative Assistant)
5. Ghaly S. Swann
(Family Life Director & Instructor)
6. Angela P. Swann
(Co-Family Life Director)
7. Cleophas Capron (Instructor)
8. Andrew Thompson
9. Darrel Ferguson (Instructor)
10. Yvette Walkine (Instructor)
11. Samuel Alleyne
12. Jeffrey Knowles
13. Charles Johnson
14. Barry Morris
15. Cecil Bethel
16. Antoine Cunningham


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* PICTURED are Bishops of the Antilles Episcopal Conference
(AEC) who held their 49th Annual Plenary Meeting April 25-30
in Paramaribo, Suriname.


'God's Plan of Salvation


Preparing Leaders


for Leadership'


* By CLEMENT JOHNSON
T he 66th annual
session of Bethel
Baptist Associa-
tion will open at
Bethel Baptist
Church, Meeting Street, on
Sunday, May 15, and continue
through Wednesday, May 18.
The theme for the session
will be "God's Plan of Salva-
tion: Preparing Leaders for
Leadership" Genesis 1:27-28
and Exodus 3:7-8.
The morning sessions will
begin at 10 o'clock and the
evening sessions at 7.30pm.
Rev. Timothy Stuart is the
host pastor and moderator of
the Bethel Baptist Association,
which is made up of a group of
churches throughout the
Bahamas. The New Providence
churches are: Bethel Baptist,
The New St. Paul's Baptist
Church, St. Paul's Baptist
Church, Fox Hill, New Mt.
Zion Missionary Baptist
Church, Elevated Baptist
Church and Mt. Paran Baptist
Church. Churches in Eleuthera
are: Revival Baptist Church,
Palmetto Point, St. Stephen's
and Trinity Baptist Churches
in Hatchet Bay. Churches in
Andros are Calvary Way, New
Mt. Sinai, and Pilgrim Baptist
Church. Abaco churches
include Grace Baptist Church
and Lighthouse Ministries; and
one church in Freeport, Grand
Bahama-Bethel Deliverance
Centre.
The Association is made up
of this group of churches, which
incorporates in ministry, holds
fellowship services and meet-
ings, and engages in projects
that individual churches might
be unable to carry out alone.
According Rev Stuart, the
moderator, they look forward
to this year's convention with
excitement, as pastors and del-
egates gather in worship under
their theme "God's Plan of sal-
vation preparing leaders for
leadership."
Monday night will be wom-
en's night when the president
of the Women's Department,
Rev. Patricia Bethel, will
preach. Special music will be
provided by the combined
Senior Choir and the New
Mt.Zion Missionary Church
Marching Band.


* REV TIMOTHY STEWART
(The Tribune archive photo)


Tuesday night will be "Fel-
lowship Night" when church-
es that are not a part of the
Bethel Baptist Association will
join in for fellowship.
Word
Wednesday night is Youth
Night when the president of
the Youth Department, Rev.
Christina Bethel, will deliver
God's word. Music will be pro-
vided by the combined youth
Praise Teams, youth choir,
dance ministries and the
marching Band of St. Paul's
Baptist Church, Fox Hill.
Dynamic morning sessions


will be held at 10am, and spe-
cial guest speakers will be Rev.
Dr. John N.T. Rolle, modera-
tor emeritus, Bishop Clifford
Henfield, third vice moderator,
and Rev. Dr. J. Carl Rahming,
first vice moderator. Other
speakers will include Rev.
Alfred Stewart, Rev. Dr.
Robert Colebrooke, and Rev.
T.G. Morrison.
The 66th annual session con-
venes during the 215th anniver-
sary celebrations of the historic
Bethel Baptist Church.jinlight
of this, a mini-fair-and street
festival will be held on Satur-
day, May 14th beginning at
noon.


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