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Title: The Tribune
Uniform Title: Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
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Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Place of Publication: Nassau Bahamas
Publication Date: May 14, 2005
Copyright Date: 2005
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Spatial Coverage: Bahamas
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Volume: 101 No.143 SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2005PRICE 500

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Police seeking

two men over

Smith stabbing

Tribune Staff Reporter
Frank Smith does not think that
Thursday night's knife attack
against him was robbery moti-
Mr Smith, recovering in the
Princess Margaret Hospital
after being stabbed by two men
outside his Eastern Road home,
told Acting Prime Minister
Cynthia Pratt that he does not
believe his attackers had any
intention of robbing him.
He said that during the entire
incident the two men never
demanded any money or other
valuables from him, Mrs Pratt
told The Tribune.
However, at this stage in the
investigation police are not yet
able to rule out the possibility
that the attack was the result 6f
an attempted armed robbery.
Police are searching for two
suspects wanted in connection
with the stabbing.
"One of the men is described
as being short, heavily built and
of dark complexion, the other is
slightly taller," said Chief Supt
Hulan Hanna.
Mr Hanna said that police
were able to retrieve the knife
and a mask from the scene and
are now following a number of
promising leads.
Mr Smith suffered multiple
stab wounds in an attack in
front of his house Thursday
According to police reports,
the MP was returning home
shortly before 9pm. He had just
got out of his white Ford
Explorer, and was about to
open his front door when he
was assaulted by two masked
men, one of them armed with a
"A struggle ensued and dur-
ing this ordeal Mr Smiith sus-
tained knife wounds to his
upper and lower back. After-

wards the two men immediate-
ly fled the scene," Mr Hanna
Mr Smith's wife and daugh-
:ter, who were inside the house
at the time, were unharmed.
The MP was rushed to the
Princess Margaret Hospital
where he underwent a series of
X-rays which revealed that his
injuries were only superficial.
Mr Smith is now recovering
and is expected to be released
from hos al within the next
two days"
Mrs Pr who visited the MP
early FI morning, said he
was "i d spirits, only a bit
"T ncident shows that
ther re people in the
Baha s who have no respect
for one, not for authority
Sfigu and not for the common
ma. she said.
T minister of national secu-
rity ]aid that she is always con-
cerned when she hears reports
of violence, "be it that the man
-on East Bay Street or the man
from Bain Town gets stabbed,
every incident like this saddens
"Now is the time for Bahami-
ans to come together and help
the police and show that we;
have zero tolerance for crime,"
she said.
Free National Movement
leader Senator Tommy Turn-
quest, on behalf of his party,
yesterday expressed "sincere
best wishes" to the St Thomas
More MP.
"We were indeed shocked
and saddened to learn about the
unfortunate incident involving
Mr Smith and extend our
prayers and concern to his wife
and daughter.
"We trust that Mr Smith will
recover fully and continue to
make a contribution in our soci-
ety. We wish him well and pray
God for a speedy recovery," he

The Bush Fire that threatened homes in the Coral Harbour area continued to smoulder yesterday,
forcing motorists to take extra care while driving due to the smoke produced.
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/Tribune staff)

Bush fire was largest

in New Providence

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE bush fire that has been burning in Coral Harbour since
Wednesday morning has been reduced to smouldering ashes.
Firefighters are describing the four-mile radius blaze as the
largest bush fire in New Providence.
After leaving the fire scene yesterday morning, Chief Fire
Inspector Walter Evans reported that no businesses or homes
were lost. He said the inland fire was under control.
"The residents in the area can be assured that we have done
as much as humanly possible to make sure their properties are
safe and the inconveniences to them are as few as possible,"
said Mr Evans. "It was a tremendous challenge at times because
it grew at a rapid pace, but at this stage, the high-rising flames
have been put out and the fire is in the smouldering stage."
The emergency team that rushed to the blaze four Fire Ser-
vices Emergency crews, an airport emergency vehicle and a Red
Cross ambulance has since been reduced to two fire crews, who
will remain at the scene to monitor the smouldering fire. Once
reaching this stage, it may take days for the smouldering remains
to be completely extinguished.

Mr Evans said they used water as the principal suppressing
agent for the areas they could get to, but there were several
areas which they could not reach because they did not have the
necessary equipment, such as tractors.
He said that in cases where they cannot get to an area to try to
put out the flames, the only alternative is to let it burn.
"Luckily," he continued, "those areas were deeper in the
bush, away from any homes or businesses."
Volunteers were also at the scene, willing to assist the crews in
their efforts.
A 26-year-old Yellow Elder Gardens woman was one of the
volunteers attempting to put out the flames yesterday. According
to Mr Evans she had to be given oxygen at the scene for smoke
inhalation. She is reported to be fully recovered, but her experi-
ence has prompted residents to question their role in fire man-
A 32-year-old man living across from the affected area said he
spent many hours assisting the Fire Services crew, by helping to
divert traffic and even putting out flames with his own water
See PAGE 11

Florida police

kill Bahamian

A Bahamian was shot and
killed Thursday by Homestead
police, according to The Mia-
mi Herald.
Homestead police report that
-the man, identified as Jason
"Williams, 28, refused an order
to leave the front of a grocery
store and then resisted arrest.
According to the news
Release, Williams was outside
the store Thursday morning

when the officer, Anthony
Green, 33, arrived in response
to a disturbance call and
ordered him off the property.
The two men struggled, and
Green fired a shot that struck
Williams in the lower abdomen.
Williams was rushed to a hos-
pital where he was pronounced
dead on arrival. The officer has
since been placed on adminis-
trative leave.

Chief Reporter
BASED on a request by
Transport Minister Glenys Han-
na Martin, the United Limou-
sine Operators Association
have delayed their intended
court action against Kerzner
International, and extended the
two week deadline given to
Atlantis to Tuesday, May 17.
However, Dion Foulkes,
United Limousine Operators
Association (ULOA) lawyer,
informed the minister that if an
amicable resolution to these
demands are not forthcoming,

he had firm instructions from
ULOA to initiate proceedings
in the Supreme Court accusing
Kerzner International of break-
ing the Constitutional rights of
Bahamian limousine operators
and for contravening the estab-
lished transportation policy of
the government.
In a meeting at the Ministry
of Transport, held Thursday
between Minister Hanna Mar-
tin, her senior officers, and Pres-
ident of Taxi Cab Union Leon
Griffin and Mr Foulkes it was
agreed that the minister would
See PAGE 11

$8m deal to

boost Bimini

phone service

BAHAMAS Telecommuni-
cations Company yesterday
signed an $8 million contract
with Global Network Consul-
tant Inc and Norddeutsche
Seekablwerke to provide a new
submarine cable network from
Bimini to Grand Bahama.
Works and Utilities Minis-
ter Bradley Roberts said that
yesterday was a red letter day
for Bahamas Telecommunica-
tions Company (BTC) and out-
lined how Bimini residents will
benefit from the new system.
"The new fiber optic network

will relieve the congestion that
the residents of Bimini now
experience when attempting to
make a cellular or long distance
This new fiber optic network
will also allow BTC to offer the
residents of Bimini high speed
internet service and GSM cel-
lular services," he said.
NSW is a leader in fiber optic
cable systems, and work is
expected to being immediately
on the cable network. It is
expected to be completed by
the end of September.

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INTREPID veteran climber
Dave Mellor from Freeport has
overcome another daunting
challenge by flying the
Atlantic in a small, single-
engined aircraft.
He and his pilot brother Bri-
an fitted a 140-gallon tank on
to a Cessna 172 before hopping
from Newfoundland to the
Azores and then on to Portu-
gal in a total of 18 hours.
Mr Mellor, 62, who has
climbed many of the world's
most challenging peaks, told
The Tribune: "It was something
a bit different for me. But it was
an interesting adventure and,
topped up my adrenaline lev-

'I think there

were only

fumes in the

tank by the

time we


Dave Mellor

The challenge came about
when his brother Brian, who
runs a flying school, had to
deliver the Cessna to Spain
from the United States.
Mr Mellor, a retired busi-
nessman, joined him for the trip,
picking up the plane in Bangor,
Maine, flying to Labrador and
then to Newfoundland for the
start of the transatlantic jour-
"We landed in a snowstorm
at Goose Bay, Labrador, then
flew on for six hours over the St
LF wrence to St John's in New-

foundland," said Mr Mellor.
"From there, small planes
generally take the northern
route to Europe, taking in
Greenland, Iceland and then
Scotland. However, the weath-
er was really bad in that direc-
"So we decided to fly direct
to the Azores, which was a 12-
hour hop with an extra fuel tank
aboard. At Newfoundland, the
sea was covered with ice.
"Over the Atlantic we kept
in,touch with Gander and New
York by reporting our position
to commercial airline pilots fly-
ing 25,000 feet overhead. When
they heard what we were fly-
ing, they thought we were
They arrived at the Azores
an hour before the airport
opened. Rather than pay a
$1,200 fee to have the airport
opened early, they "buzzed" the
island until getting clearance to
touch down.
"I think there were only
fumes in the tank by the time
we landed," said Mr Mellor.
After a few hours break, the
pair flew on to Oporto in Por-
tugal. Then, the following day,
they continued their journey to
Mr Mellor is now returning
to his first love mountaineer-
After a spell of rock-climb-
ing in Utah, he will travel to the
Andes in South America on a
mountaineering expedition,
then on to Russia before return-
ing to the Himalayas in Octo-
"Everest is a bit of a circus
at the moment, with so many
expeditions going on all at once,
but I might have another try,"
he said.
The last time Mr Mellor tack-
led Everest, he got above 27,000
feet before turning back.
One of his remaining climb-
ing ambitions is to scale Mount
Vinson in Antarctica, but the
peak is very remote. "It costs
25,000 just to get there," he

NOTICE is hereby given that PAUL TOTO OF EAST STREET
SOUTH, 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 frontth7TWH d.ay-of 'MAY,
2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,,
RO.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that MONISKA JEROME OF
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 7TH day of MAY, 2005 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

NOTICE is hereby given that NIXO ULYSSE OF BAMBOO
TOWN, 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 7TH day of MAY,
2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

Pricing Information As Of:
13 Mav 2005

Freeport clime s

Veteran climber Dave Mellor poses b

NOTICE is hereby given that YVENS REGIS OF MURPHY
TOWN, ABACO, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, fo.r
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 7TH day of MAY,
2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that MONA MURAT OF BARCARDI
ROAD, P.O. BOX N-7512, 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 7TH day of MAY,
2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

Financial Advisors Ltd.,

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8.50 8.00 Bahamas Property Fund 8.50 8.50 0.00 1.328 0.320 6.4 3.76%
6.32 5.55 Bank of Bahamas 6.31 6.32 0.01 1,520 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%
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1.05 0.87 Fidelity Bank 1.05 1.05 0.00 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 1.79 1.79 0.00 0.452 0.000 4.0 0.00%
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10.46 8.39 Finco 10.46 10.46 0.00 0.662 0.490 15.8 4.68%
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8.60 8.31 Focol 8.35 8.35 0.00 0.710 0.500 11.7 5.99%
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10.38 9.50. ICD Utilities 9.60 9.60 0.00 5,000 0.818 0.405 11.7 4.20%
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y the plane in which he flew across the Atlantic

Appeal date on

Extradition ruling

to be set in a week

Tribune Staff Repo

AN APPEAL d gainst
the Supreme Court i g that
the Bahamas' Ext 'tion
Treaty cannot be enfo will
be set within a week.
The appeal against tice
Jon Isaacs' ruling hasi en
sought by the Attorney G er-
aFs office.
Justice Isaacs made the g
in the case of seven men w t-
ed by the United States on d ug
trafficking charges.
The men, whose legal team
was headed by lawyer Maurice
Glinton, presented an applica-
tion to the court, arguing that
the Extradition Treaty could
not be enforced.
Mr Glinton successfully
argued that article 18 of the
treaty called for the Bahamas
government to foot the bill for
all extradition costs. Howewer,
this charge on the Consolidated
Fund was never properly laid
before Parliament for passing.
Because of this the treaty was
Under article 18 money from
the Consolidated Fund, or pub-
lic purse, would be used to
arrest and try persons wanted
for extradition.
Francis Cumberbatch, who
presented the case for the gov-
ernments of the Bahamas and
the United States, said the
Court of Appeal should move
expeditiously to hear this
The seven men, who will be
affected by the decision, can-
not be released because the
judge has stayed the effect of

his ruling pending the decision
of the Appeal Court Justices.
Yesterday, Mike Taylor of
the US Embassy responded to
the decision. He said:
"We have taken note of the
ruling. The government has
stated its determination in
appealing the decision, and we
await that process.
"We've enjoyed good and
close co-operation with
Bahamian and legal authorities
on all kinds of law enforcement
matters, and we will continue
to do that.
"We (both governments) will
jointly decide what sort of
mechanisms best facilitate our
efforts. We do believe that the
treaty is an important part of
our co-operative relationship in
helping to advance our fight
against all sorts of crime."
The US State Department is
presently looking at the judg-
ment, but has offered no com-
ment "at this time".
Justice Isaac's decision read,
in part: "It is apparent... that a
copy of the treaty was laid
before the House on April 13,
1994. But it is also apparent
that the terms of the treaty were
not approved by parliament."
According to Article 130 of
the Constitution: "The Finance
Minister shall, in respect of each
financial year, at the earliest
convenient moment before the
commencement of each finan-
cial year, introduce into the
House of Assembly an Appro-
priation Bill containing, under
appropriate heads for the ser-
vices required, the estimated
aggregate sums which are pro-
posed to be expended during
that financial year."


, , ,

Presman eede

)f i DEITY Iv

PAGE 2, SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2005




terrified Bahamas

could become another

Jamaica through


THE Bahamas could become
as lawless as Jamaica or
Trinidad within 10 to 15 years
.unless it brings crime under con-
trol now, it was claimed last
The stabbing of MP Frank
Smith prompted a new call for
action from the Rev C B Moss,
who said law and order was
now in crisis.
"What you see in Jamaica
today, with 600 murders a year,
is what you could see in the
Bahamas," said Rev Moss. "I
am terrified that this is what my
children might have to live
The Bain Town pastor said
the Bahamas was "downplay-
ing" the reality of crime in the
country. But unless it confront-
ed the problem, chaos and anar-
chy was the likely outcome, he
Declaring himself an optimist,
Rev Moss said that, with the
right approach, the crime situa-
tion could be turned around in
10 to 15 years.
"We have not gone over the
precipice yet. But there are too
many children without focus,
who live in an environment
where it's kill or be killed, and
we have to show them a better
way," he said.
Rev Moss, who said he is
today attending a funeral for a
young murder victim for the
second successive Saturday,
claimed the country's moral
framework was being badly
And he said there was a dou-
ble standard at work, where
poor people caught the brunt
of the law while those with
influence went free.
He said there was "an alien-

Rev C B Moss speaks

out after MP's stabbing

ation, a disconnect" between
the people and the establish-
ment, with those in deprived
inner city areas having no faith
in law enforcement or the
"We are all downplaying
what is happening in our soci-
ety," he told The Tribune, "but
crime is destroying us. It is the
worst it has ever been in my
"There was a time when, if
there was a murder in New
Providence, people were talk-
ing about it for weeks. But now
people are becoming numb to
all this because we are not
responding appropriately.
"I think there is a breakdown
in respect for law and order.
People over the hill just don't
regard it. They feel that we live
in a society where it's who you
know and what you can get
away with.
"The little guy with no power
feels he is just grass for the
lawnmower, so he feels justified
in fighting back. There are too
many leading people in our
society labouring under serious
allegations and everyone knows
"We don't seem to do the
honourable thing anymore.
People at street level have little
confidence in the system, in the
establishment, so they become a
law unto themselves." .
Rev Moss said anyone who
suggested! there was no double
standard would be laughed to

scorn. "People over the hill
think that the full weight of the
law is brought down on them
unfairly. The courts can longer
be relied upon. I am prepared
to raise war against what is hap-
pening in my society."
Examining the cause of the
present crime rate, Rev Moss
reflected on colonial times and
the decline in discipline since
"This trend began to mani-
fest itself after the British left
because the British were very
good colonisers. They are

'All of us are


orderly, efficient and good peo-
"Their attitude was 'don't
break the law and we will take
care of everything with a good
education system and a good
law and order system.'
"The problem now is that
after independence, when
nations tried to follow that same
model, the infrastructure, tra-
ditions and history were not
."The French were not as
organised and caring as the
British, so things in their
colonies were out of control all
along. But the British believed
in organisation and structures.

"Unfortunately, those left
behind were not trained in
maintaining those structures.
We should have put in checks
and balances. That is where we
began to go wrong."
Rev Moss said in some for-
mer colonies in this region the
army was on the streets in an
attempt to keep law and order.
But the gangs were now attack-
ing the soldiers.
"In 10 to 15 years we could be
like Jamaica, proportionately
speaking," he said. "There is an
alienation, a disconnect
between the people and their
"As a result, they develop an
affinity for the drug dealers.
They will not tell the police any-
thing because they identify
more with the criminals than
the authorities.
"They are people who may
not go out and commit a crime
themselves, but they have lost
confidence in the establish-
ment." Rev Moss said many
decision-makers felt removed
from street crime. "They live in
better protected areas, but that,
will not last. In Trinidad, they
are kidnapping and murdering
people who are from families
who can pay a ransom.
"Criminals are going to find a
way of saying you are not one of
us. But we have to ensure that
criminals don't get control.
Once they have control, it is
going to be difficult to get them
The stabbing of Frank Smith,
said Rev Moss, was a re-Pinder
that crime didn't only appen
over the:hill. "Now is the time
for us to establish standard&:and
enforce standards," he added.
"All of us are culpable."

No 'untruths' allowed

at LNG town meeting

Leslie Miller
Tribune Staff Reporter
TRADE and Industry Min-
ister Leslie Miller yesterday
strongly advised-opponents of
liquefied natural gas (LNG)
that the LNG town meeting will
not be a forum for "untruths or
Mr Miller was responding to
a request by ReEarth environ-
mentalist Sam Duncombe and
anti-LNG lobbyists Tim and
Hayden Riley for equal time to
present their case against the
AES company's proposed LNG
regasification plant on Ocean
"Persons such as Mrs Dun-
combe and the Riley group,
wishing to have their decided
share of remarks at a town
meeting sponsored in part by
the Bahamas Environment Sci-
ence and Technology (BEST)
Commission and my ministry,
will not be a time for triviali-
ties, and untruths.
"The meeting is being held
to provide the Bahamian people
with the true facts; scientific

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MONSTER-IN-LAW NEW 1:15 3:45 N 6:10 8:25 10:50
KICKING & SCREAMING NEW 1:10 3:50 N/A 6:15 8:20 10:35
SAHARA NEW 1:45 N/A 4:45 7:45 N/A 10:30
MINDHUNTERS NEW 1:05 3:25 N/A 6:05 8:15 10:40
HOUSFgOFWAX C 1:05 3:45 N/A 6:15 A -90 10:40
KINGDOM OF HEAVEN C 1:30 N/A 4:30 7:30 N/A 10:20
CRASH C 1:00 3:40 N/A 6:05 8:15 10:40
XXX; STATE OFTHE UNION C 1:10 3:30 N/A 6:00 8:25 10:50


Professional Office has an immediate Opening for a
Receptionist and Typist. The ideal candidate must
have a minimmum of Two (2) Year Office experience
with excellent communications & Computer Skills.
The applicant must possess exceptional telephone
etiquette, good attitude and be capable of working
independently and/or as a team member; should have
a minimum typewriting skills of 50 wpm; must possess
exceptional telephone etiquette, good attitude; and
proficient in use of Windows XP or 2000
environment; and particularly w/ software such as
M.S. Word Excel and Quickbooks.

Bahamias and/ or Foreign Nationals are invited
to apply

Please Fax Resume to 394-4458



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transform Fox

Hill prison into

correction facility

National Security Minister Cynthia Pratt opened a new state-of-the-art correctional, educational and
training institute at Fox Hill Prison. (Photo: Mario Duncanson/Tribune staff)

Tribune Staff Reporter
"I am sick and tired of hearing these
politicians engaging in all this
you say I say. When are we
going to get back to work- /
ing for the people and deal- fj
ing with the issues? As far
as I am concerned, PLP C
is just as bad as FNM
and FNM is just as bad
as PLP. They are all
just an 'all for me baby'
gang." ,
My Vote for Cas-
"Allow me to put
my two cents in about
this whole Baha Mar
otherwise known as the
'sell our souls' agree-
ment. I vex that the gov-
ernment did not negoti-
ate better terms because
as far as I am concerned,
you cannot put a price on
J McKenzie.
"I still vex at my neigh- '
bour's stupid dog who keep
overturning her garbage and
bringing it in my yard. I keep asking her to let
her son clean it up but she don't do nothing.

Make me so vex."
"Tired of the dog".
"I don't know why, when you ask people
how they doing they gatta go into every single
illness, ache, cut, bruise et cetera
they ever had and their family
ever had and after about 15
Minutes of depressing com-
ments they say, 'but other
than that I fine' you know
and these ain' like close
people who you'd expect
to confide in you."
S Pratt.

"I recently travelled on
Bahamasair with a group
of persons, my first time
in many years as I had
been put off by how late
they used to be.
However, I must say that
both flights to and from
Miami were on time, the
flights pleasant and the staff
courteous. They even pro-
vided all the newspapers for
us to read. I was very
Frequent Traveller.
"Two words: Holiday Week-
Work Slacker.

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Department of Correc-
tions Act will be introduced to
parliament in just a few months,
National Security Minister Cyn-
thia Pratt announced.
It will replace the antiquated
Prisons Act, and will solidify
the change of Her Majesty's
Fox Hill Prison into a correc-
tions facility.
For decades, prisoners were

MAY 14
12:30 Inside Hollywood
1:00 Cinema, Cinema, Cinema
1:30 Sports Lifestyles
2:00"' lI This Comer '" "'.
..: Kevin Kelly ,
2:30 Sports Desk
3:00 Ballroom Boxing
4:00 Gospel Video Countdown
5:00 Cricket World
5:30 Fast Forward
6:00 The Medical Rush:
Carifa 2005
7:00 Bahamas Tonight
7:30 Native Stew (Rebroadcast)
8:00 Bahamian Things
8:30 Island Jams
9:00 'The Darold Miller Show
10:00 Tropical Beat
11:00 Bahamas Tonight
11:30 The Lounge
12:30 Community Pg. 1540AM
MAY 15
2:00 Community Pg. 1540AM.
9:00 E.M.P.A.C.T.
9:30 Voice That Makes The
10:00 Effective ULiving
10:30 Morning Joy
11:00 Grants Town Wesley
Methodist Church
1:00 "Gilette World Sports
1:30 Fellowship of Christians &
2:00 Joseph Ripley
2:30 A Rhema Moment
3:30 Ernest Angley Ministries
4:30 Morning Joy
5:00 Walking In Victory
6:00 Holy Hip Hop
6:30 One Cubed
7:00 Bahamas Tonight
7:30 Video Gospel
8:00,: .Assemblies Of God In The
Bahaiiha l56th Biennial
Coference '
9:30 Bobby Jones Presents
10:00 Turning Point
10:30 Spiritual Impact
11:00., Bahamas Tonight
11:30 : 'Bishop William Banner
12m/n Apostle Ernest Leonard
12:30 John Francis
1:30am Comm. Pg. 1540AM
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6:30 Bahamas @ Sunrise Uve
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11:00 Immediate Response
12noon ZNS News Update Live
12:30 Immediate Response
1:00 Health For The Nation
1:30 CMJ Club Zone
2:00 Mr. Ballooney B.
2:30 Treasure Attic
3:00 Timothy Wright
3:30 Bishop Neil Ellis
4:00 The Royal Bahamas Police
Force 25 years later
4:58 ZNS News Update
5:00 The Royal Bahamas Police
Force 25 years later
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6:00 Holy Hip Hop
6:25 Life Une
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8:00 You & Your Money
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th rih t ak. as int
progamm. chages

squeezed into the already over-
crowded maximum security
building, and little or nothing
was done to affect their reha-
bilitation a fact prison officials
Almost a thousand inmates
were being held in a building
designed in the 1950s to accom-
modate about one third that
The prison has functioned as
a penal institution, turning out
hundreds of people each year
without any real rehabilitation
and with no preparation for the
real world, Superintendent
Elliston Rahming said.
In recent years the recidivism
rate at the prison reached 70
per cent. By implementing the
Department of Corrections Act,
Minister Pratt said the aim is to
begin the process of social heal-
ing. ...........
Alongvwith ti&Act, t'forii.a'-'
inmate pireleaisep iwim w
be put iiiplace.
According to Mrs Pratt, it is
designed tb ensure that outgo-
ing inmates are "properly pre-
pared to hit the streets".
"We want to ensure that as
far as possible they have a home
to go to and a family ready to
receive them; that they have a
job interview awaiting them or a
path to self-employment; that
they have a church willing to
adopt them and a society willing
to keep an open mind so that
ex-offenders deserving of a sec-
ond chance indeed have a fight-
ing chance," she said.
The minister opened a new
state-of-the-art correctional,
educational and training insti-
tute this week, along with a clas-
sification intake facility
designed to properly organise
the housing of inmates.
According to Don Cleare,
head of the classification board,
"for the first time in history",
convicted murderers will be
kept with those convicted of the
same or similar charges.
Age, mental and physical
health, tenure and other con-
siderations will be taken into
account as prison officials
attempt to create an organised
housing system to compliment
the new Act.
Mrs Pratt said she wants to
see the passage of the Act cause
social changes in the country.
"If we don't save these young
men, they will return to society.
They will marry my daughter
and yours. If we don't rehabili-
tate them, they will become a
part of our families whether we
like it or not," she said during
the opening of the education
institute. Fifty recruits are
presently training at the facility,
as the Ministry continues to
address overcrowding and staff
Mr Rahming said: "It is a
time of renewal and transfor-
mation; a time of further expan-
Mon and excitement; a time
when we believe again that we
can make a difference; a time
when we aggressively, indeed
entlessly in search of new vis-
of knowledge, new nuances
approaches to make our insti-
tution not a forgotten fortress,
but a buzzing, busy, bustling
centre for learning and self-dis-


SUNDAY, MAY 15TH, 2005

11:30a.m. Speaker, Elder Elliott Neilly

"Sunday School: 10am FUNDAMENTAL
Preachering 11am & 7:30pm EVANGELISTIC
Radio Bible Hour:
Pastor:H. Mills
Sunday 6pm -.ZNS 2 .
Wed. Prayer & Praise 7:30pm. ,:

"Preaching the Bible as is, to men as they are"
Pastor: H. Mills Phone: 393-0563 Box N-3622

Collins Avenue at 4th Terrace Centreville
Telephone: 322-8304 or 325-1689 P.O. Box N-15666
Fax No. 322-4793

SUNDAY 8:30am ZNS-1


Temple Time Broadcast
Early Morning Worship
Sunday School For All Ages
Worship Service
Evening Celebration

Selective Bible Teaching Royal
Rangers (Boys Club) Ages 4-17 Years
Missionettes (Girls Club) Ages 4-17.



Worship time: 11am & 7pm

Place: Twynam Heights
off Prince Charles Drive

Rev. Henley Perry

PO. Box SS-5631
Telephone number: 324-2538
Telefax number: 324-2587


Saturday, May 28th
(on church grounds)
other goodies will be on sale

- Hillside Estates, Baltic Avenue, off Mackey Street
I I P.O. Box SS-5103, Nassau, Bahamas
I Phone: 393-3726/393-2355/Fax: 393-8135
D SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2005
11:00 a.m. Rev. Dr. Laverne Lockhart
11:00 a.m. Pastor Sharon Loyley
10:00 a.m. Mr. George Knowles
7:00 p.m. Dr. Carl Knowles
11:00 a.m. Pastor Martin Loyley
7:00 p.m. Pastor Martin Loyley
9:30 a.m. Rev. James Neilly
8:00 a.m. Connections Rev. Philip Stubbs
9:30 a.m. Rev. Philip Stubbs/ HC
11:00 a.m. Mr. Livingston Parks
7:00 p.m. Mrs. Jocelyn Demeritte
"RENEWAL" on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on ZNS 1
Your Host:, Dr. Reginald W. Eldon
"METHODIST MOMENTS" on each weekday at 6:55 a.m.
Your Host: Dr. Reginald W. Eldon
12th ANNUAL GENERAL CONFERENCE will be held at the Tarpum
Bay Methodist Church and Ingraham's Beach Inn and hosted by the
South Eleuthera Region. Please pray with us that the theme for this
Conference. "Building Each' Other Up" (1 Thessalonians 5: 11) will
be our shared experience as we meet in Tarpum Bay in May 24 29,

i ne noty unosr trayer-Line number is 2o-/74/
SUNDMA, MAY 15TH, 2005
7:00A.M. Clayton Taylor/ Colin Archer
11:00A.M. Anniversary Service (T.V. Broadcast)
7:OOP.M. No Service
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Grounded In The Past &
Geared To The Future

Worship time: 11am & 7pm
Sunday School: 9:45am
Prayer time: 6:30pm

The Madeira Shopping
(Next door to CIBC) Rev. Dr. Franklin Knowles


Pastor: Rev. Dr Franklin Knowles

P.O.Box EE-16807
Telephone number 325-5712



SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2005, PAGE 5


Baptists mourn

popular Minister

, REV, Dr Eugenie Butler, a
legendary Bahamian Baptist
Minister died on Friday May 6
at the Princess Margaret Hos-
He was an ordained Minister
of the Gospel for 55 years and
served as Pastor of St Peter's
Baptist Evangelistic Church for
50 years.
Rev Butler gave 49 years of
full time voluntary ministry at
Her Majesty's Prison.
In addition, to serving as a
Justice-of-the-Peace for 24

World War 2 veteran

was Pastor for 50 years

years, he spent 31 years in radio
He was an officer of the Roy-
al Air Force, a World War 2
veteran and a publisher of three
In 1998, he was elected Dis-

tinguished Father of the Year.
A memorial service has been
planned for Thursday May 19
at St Peter's Baptist Evangelis-
tic Church, Andros Avenue at
7pm and his funeral will take
place at the Bahamas Christian

Fellowship Centre, Carmichael
Road on Saturday, May 21 at
11 am.
Interment will take place at
the Lakeview Memorial Gar-
dens and Mausoleum on JFK
Rev Butler is survived by his
wife, Lottie, nine children:
Eugene Jr, Abraham, Paul,
David, Daniel, Nathaniel, and
Michael Butler and Louise Sim-
mons, and Elizabeth McMinns
and a host of relatives and


DECEMBER 31,2004
(Expressed in United States dollars)




Accounts payable and accrued expenses
Common stock, par value authorized, issued and outstanding
were 1,000 shares at $5,000 each
Additional paid-in capital
Accumulated deficit
Accumulated comprehensive income
Total shareholder's equity

$ 93,162,186
$ 93,240,460

$ 64,815

$ 93,240,460

See notes to balance sheet.

k A

DECEMBER 31,2004
(Expressed in United States dollars)


Santander Merchant Bank Limited (the "Bank") incorporated on June 2, 1993 under the laws
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and .is a wholly owned subsidiary of Holbah II
Limited ("HIL"). HIL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Banco Santander Central Hispano, S.A.
(the "Ultimate Parent"), a banking corporation incorporated under the laws of the Kingdom of

In the normal course of business, the Bank engages in transactions with the Ultimate Parent,
Banco Santander New York Branch (the "Branch"), Santander Investment Securities Inc.
("SIS"), Santander Bank and Trust Limited (the "Trust") and other affiliates. These affiliates
are collectively referred to as the "Group" in the accompanying balance sheet.

The Bank engages primarily in proprietary trading and investing activities in securities and
other financial instruments.


a. Basis ofpresentation The Bank's balance sheet has been prepared in accordance with
accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("U.S.

b. Use of estimates The preparation of the balance sheet in conformity with U.S. GAAP
requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported
amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities at the
date of the balance sheet. Management of the Bank believes that the estimates utilized
in preparing the balance sheet are reasonable and prudent; however, actual results could
differ from those estimates.

c. Investments Securities are classified as available-for-sale when management intends to
hold the securities for an indefinite period of time but may sell such securities before
maturity as part of the Bank's asset/liability management (in response to changes in
interest rates, prepayments or other factors).

Securities are classified as trading securities when it is management's intention to sell
them in the near future to provide net securities gains. These securities are carried at
market value. Gains and losses on trading account activities, including market value
adjustments, are included in current period earnings. Obligations to deliver securities
sold short, but not yet purchased, are also carried at market value with gains and losses,
included in current period earnings. As of December 31, 2004, the Bank had no trading
securities on its books,

d. Foreign currency transactions The Bank's balance sheet are expressed in U.S. dollars,
its functional currency; however, the Bank conducts its operations in various other
currencies. Assets and liabilities denominated in currencies other than U.S. dollars are
translated at their approximate market rates of exchange prevailing at the dates of the
accompanying balance sheet.

e. Cash and cash equivalents For the purpose of presentation in the statements of cash
flows, cash and cash equivalents includes cash and demand interest bearing deposits at
two major U.S. financial institutions.

f. Income taxes Under the regulations of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Bank
is not subject to income tax. Therefore, no provision or liability for income taxes has
been reflected in the accompanying balance sheet.

g. Recent accounting pronouncements In January 2003, the FASB issued Fin 469
Consolidation of Variable Entities an interpretation oj' ARB No. 51 Consolidaited
Financial Statement, FIN 46 was revised in December 2003 to clarify the application of'il
ARB No. 51 to certain entities. Fin 46 was adopted in its entirely by the Bank Ibr period.:
ending March 15, 2004. The adoption of this standard did not have a material impact on in
the balance sheet.

In March 2004, the Emerging Issued Task Force ("EITF") reached a final consensus on,
EITF 03-1, which was to be etlectivc for fiscal periods beginning after June 15, 2004.
EITF 03-1 requires that when the fair value of an investment security is less than its
carrying value, an impairment exists for which a determination must be made as to
whether the impairment is temporary or other-than-temporary. In September 2004, the
Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued, and the Bank adopted, FS!P
EITF Issue 03-1-1, which deferred the clTective date of the impairment measurement and
recognition provisions contained in paragraphs 10-20 of FITIF 03-1 until proposed FSI' ...
EITF 03-1-a is issued as final guidance. The disclosure requirements of lilTF 03-1 were
previously adopted by the Company as of December 31, 2003 fobr investments accounted
for under SFAS No. 115, "Accounting for Certain Investments in Debt and Equity
Securities". For all other investments within the scope of EITF 03-1, the disclosures are
effective and have been adopted by the Company as of December 31, 2004.


Investments at December 31, 2004 are all classified as securities available-for-sale. The gross ,
unrealized loss, gross unrealized gains and estimated fair value of securities at December 3 I,
2004 are as follows:

Available-for-sale portfolio:
Latin America
Total available-for-sale portfolio

.bDecember3, 2004.
Amortized Unrealized Unrealized Fair
Cost Gains Losses Value

$ 1,040 $ 212 $ $ 1,252
86,404 (15,389) 71,015
$ 87,444 $ 212$ (15,389) $ 72,267

As of December 31, 2004, the Bank's available-for-sale securities related to the tbtal
unrealized loss of $15,389, as shown in the table above, have been in a continuous unrealized
loss position for less than 12 months.

Included in the available-for-sale securities are Ecuador Brady Bonds with estimated market
value of $4,045,922 that are fully reserved for. The market value of this investment has been
estimated by the Bank's management in the absence of readily ascertainable market values.

Values of securities are adjusted for impairments in value deemed to be other than empor
The Bank considers the following factors in evaluating whether a decline in value is other.t'aan
temporary: (a) general economic conditions, (b) the financial condition and near-ter
prospects of the' issuer, (c) Bank's ability and intent to retain the investment for a period of
time sufficient to allow an anticipated recovery in value and (d) the period and degree to wiich
the market has been below cost. This evaluation is a quantitative and qualitative process,
which is subject to risks and uncertainties in the determination of whether declines in the fair
value of investments are other than temporary. If the impairment is other than temporary, a
direct write down is recognized in the Statement of Operations and Comprehensive Income as
a realized loss and a new cost basis is established.

As part of its ongoing investment monitoring process, the Bank has reviewed itwiest j
portfolio and concluded that, as of December 31, 2004, there was no other than tei rai'",*
impairment that had not been recognized and the securities in an unrealized loss position have
decreased in value mainly due to market conditions.

The Bank would have incurred an additional charge to earnings of $15,389 in the twelve
month period ended December 31, 2004 if management had determined that the Bank did not
have the ability and intent to hold, for the foreseeable future, those securities, as shown in the
table above, that have a market value below cost at December 31, 2004. Management will
continue to assess the performance of the Bank's securities portfolio and will conclude as to its
ability and intent to hold, for the foreseeable future, any securities with a market value below
cost at subsequent reporting dates.

As of December 31, 2004, the following is a summary of investment in available-for-satl!oI
securities by country:
Estimated of
Fair Fair '','
Value Value g

Republic of Slovenia

$ 71,015

98.26% OW


$ 72,267 100.00%"'"'

The amortized cost and estimated fair value of securities by contractual maturity at Decemb q i
31, 2004 were as follows: .hQ
Amortized Fair
Cost Value

Due after one year through five years
Due after five years through ten years

s 86,404 S 71,015\
1040 1,252
V 87,444 S 72,267"^A


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PAGE 6, SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2005


SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2005, PAGE 7

'Grand Bahamians get to

wim with Miami Dolphins

DY DENISE MAYCOCK US Coast Guard Cutter "Dolphin," which will
bune Freeport Reporter be moored just offshore," he said.
Boaters can up slip reservations at the
FREEPORT Football fans on Grand Lucayan Marina Village.
Bahama will have an opportunity to mingle The tourism officials said several major car-
a id rub elbows with the Miami Dolphins play- riers such as Bahamasair and Discovery Cruis-
e s and cheerleaders at the first ever "Dol Fan es are offering specially reduced $300 packages
F st" set for June 4 at Taino Beach. for persons wishing to participate in the event
Tourism official Terrance Roberts said the from Fort Lauderdale and Port Everglades.
e+ent will be held at Tranquillity Shores for all The package (June 3-5) includes a round-trip
dolphin fans here in Freeport and Florida. He air/cruise to Grand Bahama, hotel accommo-
noted that Dolphin Mascot TD and other alum- dations for two nights (including hotel taxes
n will also be present and gratuities). round-trio ground transfers.

Mr Roberts said the US Coast Guard will
lead a flotilla of boats from Bahia Mar in Ft
L auderdale over to Grand Bahama Island on
F-iday, June 3 for the festivities, which ends
oi June 5.
"Throughout the day, fans can participate in
a variety of contests, prize giveaways, beach
and water activities, in addition to tours of the

admission to the "Ultimate Tailgate Party," as
well as transportation, admission and lunch at
the "Dol-Fan Fest Beach Party."
Mr Roberts said additional discounts are
available for Miami season ticket holders.
He noted that travelers can also reach the
celebration via Continental Connection's new
service from Fort Lauderdale.


In conducting its business, the Bank engages in transactions with alliliates that include
execution, clearance, settlement, custody, and short-term financing and investment
management. Amounts included in thile accompanying balance sheet pertaining to related
parties are as follows:


(ash and cash equivalents
Interest receivable


a. Market risk In the normal course of business, the Bank enters into various contractual
commitments involving forward settlement for speculative and hedging purposes in
various local markets. These include financial luitures and options contracts,
commitments to buy and sell securities and foreign currencies. Commitments involving
liture settlement give rise to market risk, which represents the potential loss that can bhe
caused by a change in the market value of' a particular financial instrument. At
)December 31 I, 2004, the Bank did not have commitments to buy or sell foreign currency

The Bank records all contractual commitments involving 1luture settlement at market or
Iair value. (onsequently, changes in these amounts recorded in the Bank's balance sheel
resulting from movement in market prices are included currently in the slatemnens ol'
operations and comprehensive income.

b. C..oCncentriMa o it'ltsk c.The, BaIIk .records securities transactions in conlbrmiity
withtrifie settlement cycle of the respective country, which is generally one to live
business days afler trade date. The Bank isltherelbre exposed to off-balance sheet risk of'
loss on unsettled transactions in the event counterparties are unable to Fullill contractual

Management of credit risk involves a number of considerations, such as the financial
condition of' the counterparts, specific terms and duration of the contractual
agreements, and market fluctuations.


As of December 31, 2004, all financial instruments are short-term in nature and are carried at
fair market value.


The Bank's primary business is proprietary trading and investing in securities and other
ffinancial instruments. These transactions in the ordinary course of business contain a certain
Implied element of guarantee. The Bank's liability is limited to payment for securities and
,otlier financial instruments. The potential for the Bank to be required to make unreimbursed
S payments is remote due to the contractual requirements associated with the counterparty
a cities. Accordingly, no contingent liability is carried on the Balance Sheet.

Chartered Accountants
and Management Consultants
2nd Terrace, Centreville
P.O. Box N-7120
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: + 1 (242) 302-4800
Fax: +1 (242) 322-3101
S~I ttp://

To the Shareholder of
Safitander Merchant Bank Limited:

We have audited the above balance sheet of Santander Merchant Bank Limited (the "Bank") as of
December 31, 2004. The balance sheet is the responsibility of the Bank's management. Our
responsibility is to express an opinion on the balance sheet based on our audit.

We onducted our audit in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United
States of America. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable
assurance about whether the balance sheet is free of material misstatement. An audit includes
examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the balance sheet. An
audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by
management, as well as evaluating the overall balance sheet presentation. We believe that our audit
provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.
In uiir opinion, the balance sheet presents fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the
Bank as of December 3.1, 2004, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the
United States of America.

April 20, 2005

$ 93,130,000

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Defence Force

personnel join

major exercise
201 AJ

The eight-member team from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, prior to departing for Antigua
and Barbuda to participate in the southern combined or ground phase of exercise Tradewinds
2005. (RBDF Photo: Jonathan Rolle)

EIGHT members of the Roy-
al Bahamas Defence Force left
the capital for Antigua and Bar-
buda to participate in the south-
ern combined or ground phase
of exercise Tradewinds 2005.
The Defence Force contin-
gent will participate in a two-
week joint instructor training
course, which will be overseen
by the US Marine Forces South

Having just hosted the north-
ern maritime phase of
Tradewinds 2005, this training
serves as an ongoing prepara-
tion for regional officers and
marines, in ultimate prepara-
tion for security issues and relat-
ed concerns for the world cup of
cricket 2007, which will be host-
ed by several Caribbean coun-

This phase of the training
began on May 4 and will end
May 19.
Tradewinds is a joint exercise
designed to develop and
encourage partnerships and
common professional practices
among law enforcement offi-
cials throughout the Caribbean

ILurhMraffei nner ga[injs ciarTflTE~l

St.. Joseph's Church's annual raffle gave top prize winner Nellie Young a car, while runner-up
Cheryl Kemp won a cruise.
Pictured here, from L to R, are: Chandrice Ferguson, Hynah Major, Mrs Bain, Cheryl Kemp, the
winner of the cruise, Sally Francis, Nellie Young the winner of the car, Esther Curry, Father Martin
Gomes and Patrcia Lightbourne.
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:BORROW R: The funds, revenues and resources of The Clifton Heritage Authority shall consist of:

any funds as from time to time are provided by Parliament,
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K U" a R'I,." I LT D

EING in the
enviable position
of having all of
our children com-
plete their formal
education and commence their
respective careers in the pro-
fessions of their choosing has
afforded us the opportunity of
appraising their educational
development from kindergarten
to college.
In so doing, we could not
resist the temptation of reflect-
ing upon our own school days
and noting all that has tran-
spired in local education
between our generation and
What really prompted us to
engage in this reflective exer-
cise was the obvious disparity
in the establishment of our chil-
dren's initial post-school prior-
ities and values in comparison
to our own at the identical peri-
od of our development.
In our time, educational
opportunities and facilities were
both extremely limited and
rarely extended beyond the all-
age school" level. The fortunate
among us considered it a
remarkable achievement if we
were able to receive a School
Leaving Certificate by the time
we bade our final farewell to
school days upon reaching the
age of 14 years.
When one looks at what stu-
dents of the immediate post-
World War II era have been
able to accomplish in this coun-
try with nothing near what stu-
dents of the post-1967 period
now take for granted in terms of
both educational opportunities
and facilities, the key to the
greater level of achievement by
the former group in compari-
son to that of the latter is clear-
ly seen in their respective estab-
lishment of post-school priori-
ties and values.
In our time we were taught
that upon leaving school, most-
ly at the legal school-leaving age
of 14 years, to first go and learn
a trade, which in those days was
mostly gardening, masonry, car-
pentry and to a lesser extent
plumbing. Commencing with
our first pay envelope, which
never came until we were rea-
sonably productive at our craft,
we had to set aside a portion to
pay on a lot of land. When that
lot of land was fully paid for,
we then had to start putting
down the foundation for a
house of our own. Such was the
establishment of our initial post-
school priorities.
On weekends and holidays,
friends would gather at our
respective building sites and
lend a helping hand in the con-
struction of our houses in
exchange for something to eat
and drink...and not necessarily
in that order always. By that
time most of the young men of
our day had already singled out
their potential life-mate and, by
the time they came around to
presenting her parents with
their letter and ring, were well
on the way to having some
place of their own to take their
Nowadays, it would appear
that in most cases all that has
changed. In a now independent
Bahamas, with all their univer-
sity degrees, big salaries, dope
money and big speeches, only a
small percentage of the genera-
tion that succeeded us own even
50 x 100 feet of this their native



Where we sought and in
some cases had to pay to learn a
trade, some today graduate
from schools and even univer-
sities to the blocks; where we
took a part of our first pay
cheque to pay on a lot of land,
most of them now put theirs in
financing a flashy car; and
where we took our wives into a
house of our own, most of them
now look for the fanciest place
they can afford to rent.

our beautiful Bahamaland.
In our youth, whenever we
were to lose -something when
sent on an errand, we were
always advised by our elders to
retrace our tracks from where
we were to where we came
from and, in so doing, we were
certain to find that which we
had lost. Just as this bit of
advice was so effective with
individuals in the past, we do
feel that the same can bode well
for our nation today. For, what

When we look at what people
of the forties, fifties and sixties
were able to achieve with a little
education and plenty of com-
mon sense or mother's wit, and
compare it with the non-accom-
plishment of some of today's
crowd with all their modern
schooling, we often wonder why
we ever bothered to change our
old educational system.
This brings to mind an admo-
nition which the old folks in our
neck of the woods used to con-
stantly drum into our heads and
which we will repeat here-for
what it's worth: "If it ain't
broke, don't fix it!"




LIFE is an ever-revealing*
experience, and its messages so
unique and varied, that many
lessons can be garnered from
each single episode. Strange
though it may seem, it is never-
theless true that if 20 of us, hav-
ing witnessed a single event,
were later to be asked to,
describe the same, while we
would no doubt recite the iden-.
tical impressions, there never-
theless would be some aspects
that each of us would have seen
Such was the case in our visit
to a recent family reunion
where, to most in attendance,
it was merely an occasion to
meet and to mingle with rela-
tives known and previously
unknown, and to proffer the old
Bahamian hope: "that we be
strangers no more".
We, however, while sharing
that same general view, saw in
that gathering something more
profound. Indeed, we saw a
possible solution to the many
problems presently besetting

is a nation if not a vast combi-
nation of families?
It is a natural fact that the.
basic component of any society,
indeed any nation, is the family
unit. Accepting this, therefore,
we can all shape the kind of
society we desire ours to be by
instilling in our respective fam-
ilies such wholesome virtues as
honesty, industry, fair play,
integrity and, above all, a
respect for the difference
between right and wrong.
If sufficient families in our
Bahamaland encompassed in
their make-up these tried and
proven tenets, then the same
would be reflected in the every-
day life of our nation and things
would indeed be a lot better in
The Bahamas.
When we look with sadness
upon the gradual moral decay
of our once beautiful and inter-
nationally exemplary Bahama-
land, pondering how we came
to be the way we are today, we
cannot help but reflect on a
scene from the popular TV
series Dallas.
In that scene, JR is asked by a
business colleague how can he
live with himself, given the bad
things he did to other people.
Without pausing to think, J R
promptly replies: "When per-
sonal integrity (self respect) is
gone, the rest is a piece of
cake!" Just as this is so patently
true of individuals, the same is
also patently true of nations
...even our very own Bahama-
land. This thought we leave with
you, for what it's worth.
You might not believe it, but
what you have just read above
was written by us 20 years ago.
However, most of its varied
messages, with few exceptions,
are just as relevant today as
they were back then. Hence,
our repetition of the same, for
what it's worth.
Think on these things.

(George W Mackey's book
"Millennium Perspectives", a
compilation of Viewpoints and
other interesting topics, is avail-
able at leading bookstores local-
ly. E-mail:



The Tribune wants to hear
from people who are
making news in their
neighbourhoods. Perhaps
you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
area or have won an award.
If so, call us on 322-1986
and share your story.

'Where we took a part of our

first pay cheque to pay on a lot

of land, most of them now put

theirs into buying a flashy car.'

aiCu' AB


WEDNESDAY, MAY 18TH, 2005 -1 P.M.






Reflecting with

sadness on our

moral decline





-: Parties, Nightclubs .
ag H & Restaurants I-

BLISS: The Extreme Matrix pt U @ Cafe Villa-
gio, Caves Village on Saturday, May 14. Admis-
sion: $25 includes complimentary drink, cigar,
chocolates & hors d'oeurves. Music by Nassau's
hottest DJs. Dress code: smart casual. No tennis
shoes. No t-shirts. No hats. No sportswear. For
more information call 356-4612 or email Or log on to

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chill Out Sundays @ Coco Loco, Sandyport,
from 4pm-until, playing deep, funky chill moods

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

with world beats.

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

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

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

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

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

Jay Mitchell and Hot KC @ Palm Court Lounge,
British Colonial Hilton, Wednesday-Thursday

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

the Bahamas. An opening night reception will be
held on Thursday, May 19 from 6pm till 9ipn. '

National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (NAGB)
events for May 2005:
* Saturday, May 21: Youth Workshop on Glass-
works. Facilitator: Diane Burrows. Age group: 7
and over. Time: 10am 1pm. Cost: $5 (mem-
bers)/ $8 (non-members)
* Thursday, May 26: Life and Debt (2001), a
documentary by director and producer Stephanie
Black. Rated: PG-13. Time: 7:45pm. Length: (86
Rather than the traditional Issues forum, NAGB
in collaboration with the College of the Bahamas'
School of English Studies experiments with a
short program of issue-oriented cinema. Discus-
sants for the Life and Debt viewing are Tamico
Gilbert of Amnesty International, and
Bernadette Butler, lawyer for the Bahamas,
(All events to take place at NAGB, West & West
Hill Streets. Call 328- 5800, or logon to for more information)

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

Past. Present and Personal: The Dawn Davies

Collection @ the National Art Gallery of the
Paul Hanna, Tabatha and Gernie, and the Bahamas, Villa Doyle, West and West Hill
Caribbean Express perform at Traveller's Rest, Streets. The exhibition is part of the NAGB's

West Bay St, every Sunday, 6.30pm-9.30pm.
The Arts I

Split Personality, a joint art show by Nicole Col-
lie and Lemero Wright hopes to challenge the
eyes and the mind of artlovers. Collie's more
exotic, feminine pieces celebrate woman- .her
curvaceous shape blended in pastel shades. By
contrast, Wright's work uses bright almost glar-
ing primary colours. Though Wright's paintings
suggest a more masculine energy, he has used the
female form in black and hot tones with smoul-
dering looks and proud stances. In some of Col-
lie's pieces, she uses brighter tones to highlight
just the body (minus the head). The exciting
show, sponsored by the Credit Suisse Supports
Bahamian artists Programme, runs from Monday,
May 16 till Friday, May 27 at the Central Bank of

with Dr Agreta Eneas-Carey as the speaker. To
reserve seats, contact Doctors Hospital's Mar-
keting Department @ 302-4707/ 302-4603. Lec-
ture begins @ 6pm.

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

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

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

Doctors Hospital, the official training centre of
the American Heart Association offers CPR
classes certified by the AHA. The course defines
the warning signs of respiratory arrest and gives
prevention strategies to avoid sudden death syn-
drome and the most common serious injuries
and choking that can occur in adults, infants and
children. CPR and First Aid classes are offered
every third Saturday of the month from 9am-
1pm. Contact a Doctors Hospital Community
Training Representative at 302-4732 for more
information and learn to save a life today.

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

Civic Clubs -a

Toastmasters Club 1905 meets Tuesday, 7.3pm
@ BEC Cafe, Tucker Rd, anidWlt C'aCiickhAie
Hotel, FresLk'Creek;Andro a6t'7.30pm. Club
9477 meets Friday, 7pm @ Bahamas Baptist
Community College Rm A19, Jean St. Club 3956
meets Thursday, 7.30pm @ British Colonial
Hilton. Club 1600 meets Thursday, 8.30pm @
SuperClubs Breezes. Club 7178 meets Tuesday,
6pm @ The J Whitney Pinder Building, Collins
Ave. Club 2437 meets every second, fourth and
fifth Wednesday at the J Whitney Pinder Build-
ing, Collins Ave at 6pm. Club 612315 meets
Monday 6pm @ Wyndham Nassau Resort, Cable-
Beach. Club 753494 meets every Wednesday,
6pm-8pm in the Solomon's Building, East-West
Highway. All are welcome.

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

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

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity meets every second
Tuesday, 6.30pm @ Atlantic House, IBM Office,
4th floor meeting room.
The Nassau, Bahamas Pan-Hellenic Council.
(NPHC) meets every third Monday of the month
in the Board Room of the British Colonial Hilton.,
Hotel, Bay St.

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

Collector's Series. Gallery hours, Tuesday-Sat- Nassau Bahamas Koinonia meets every second
urday, llam-4pm. Call 328-5800 to book tours. Friday of each month, 7.30pm at Emmaus Cen-
tre at St Augustine's Monestary. For more info
The Awakening Landscape: The Nassau Water- call 325-1947 after 4pm.
colours of Gaspard Le Marchand Tupper, from
the collection of Orjan and Amanda Lindroth @ International Association of Administrative Pro-
the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas. The fessionals, Bahamas Chapter meets the third
mid-nineteenth century paintings that make up Thursday of every month @ Superclubs Breezes,
the exhibition are part of one of the earliest Cable Beach, 6pm.
suites of paintings of Nassau and its environs.
Tupper was a British military officer stationed at AMISTAD, a Spanish club meets the third Fri-
Fort Charlotte in the 1850s. The works show a day of the month at COB's Tourism Training
pre-modern Bahamas through the decidely Centre at 7pm in Room 144 during the academ-
British medium of watercolour. Gallery hours, ic year. The group promotes the Spanish lan-
Tuesday-Saturday, llam-4pm. Call 328-5800 to guage and culture in the community.
book tours.
Health ---
Send all your civic and social events to The Tri-
Doctors Hospital's Distinguished Lecture Series, bune via fax: 328-2398 or e-mail: outthere@tri-
on Thursday, May 26, will focus on Senior Health


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Pharmacists threatened

by Caribbean


Tribune Staff Reporters
RAISING the qualification
standards for pharmacists
throughout the Caribbean, as
proposed by the Caribbean
Association of Pharmacists, may
force many Bahamian pharma-
cists to close their businesses
and go abroad to study for fur-
ther degrees, FNM chairman
Carl Bethel said.
Addressing FNM supporters
during the party's rally on Tues-
day night, Mr Bethel said that
the Caribbean Association of
Pharmacists is scheduled to hold
a conference in Nassau, on May
19, to lay down new laws for
Bahamian pharmacists.
"This Caribbean group, along
with the backing of the CARI-
COM Secretariat and

Caribbean governments, is com-
ing here to finalise plans for a
Harmonisation Agreement to
set down new qualifications for
anyone working as a pharma-
cist in the Bahamas and the
Caribbean. The Bahamian gov-
ernment will be forced to pass
this into law," Mr Bethel
Looking at the qualification
level of Bahamian pharmacists,
he noted that 90 per cent of
them only have a Certificate of
Competency (COC).
Additionally, he pointed out
that as the proposed agreement
does not contain a "grandfather.
clause" to allow Bahamian
pharmacists with only a COC
to continue to practice, they will
have to give up their businesses
to study for a first degree.
"Now who do you think will
fill your prescription ~'hen 9 out
of 10 Bahamian pharmacists

arrange a meeting with Mr Paul O'Neil, CEO of
Atlantis, in an effort to avoid public demonstra-
tions by ULOA.
ULOA has complained that Atlantis and
Bahamas Experience Limousine and Tours have
formed a partnership which has a monopoly on
limousine services on Paradise Island and that
independent limousine operators are discrimi-
nated against by being prevented from getting
fares at Atlantis and Ocean Club.
According to the ULOA, section 6.4 of the
Limousine Services Agreement, between Atlantis
and Bahamas Experience says that Atlantis is
entitled to receive a 20 per cent commission on all
receipts from gross revenue for services rendered
under the agreement.
S "Twenty per cent of the gross revenue of
Bahamas Experience equates to more than 50
per cent of Bahamas Experience's net profit. This
is in fact makes Atlantis not only a partner with
Bahamas Experience, but it gives Kerzner Inter-
national more than 50 per cent of Bahamas Expe-
rience's profits," the ULOA claims.
Ed Fields, Kerzner's vice president of public
affairs, has disputed these claims. He said that a

have to give up their businesses
to study for a first degree? We
will have to get pharmacists
from outside the Bahamas,"
said Mr Bethel.
The Ministry of Health con-
firmed that the Caribbean Phar-
maceutical Association will hold
its mid-term meeting in the
Bahamas on May 21.
As a highlight of
ing Timothy Odle, who repre-
sents CARICOM on pharma-
cy matters, is expected to pre-
sent a draft Bill, which propos-
es harmonization of standards
for the conduct of pharmacy
services in the region.
The draft documents have
been circulated to stakeholders
in the Bahamas, including the
Health Professions Council,
which is the legislated authority
responsible for the registration
and regulation of health pro-
fessions, inclusive of pharma-

written policy between Kerzner International
and Bahamas Experience says that persons who
walk up to the Atlantis desk at the airport without
having made previous arrangements should be
directed to the independent limousine call up
However, the ULOA asserts that the arrange-
ment between ULOA and Kerzner is in contra-
vention of government's policy that reserves the
transportation business in the Bahamas exclu-
sively for Bahamians.
ULOA has made the following demands
against Atlantis:
Discontinue the practice of allowing guests to
make direct charges to their rooms for limou-
sine services.
Limit contractual limousine services to casi-
no guests and Atlantis, executives only.
Stop the practice by Atlantis staff of directing
walk-out passengers at Nassau International to
Bahamas Experience.
Mark all Bahamas Experience limousines
carrying casino guests.
Pay reasonable financial compensation to
the affected ULOA members.

The meeting will provide rel-
evant Bahamian stakeholders
with the opportunity to present
their views and make recom-
mendations so as to ensure that
registered Bahamian pharma-
cists will not be disenfranchised
in the event this proposed leg-

From PAGE one
"It's something you do out of
fear for your own property and
safety," he said, "but also for
your community. We all will
suffer if the flames get out of
control, so it's important for us
to participate."
Mr Evans said that although
he welcomes assistance from
the general public, it is impor-
tant that persons are properly
educated and trained in fire pre-
vention and management.
"We also want to stress that
there are people trained and
qualified to put out fires," said
Mr Evans, "and we would nev-
er encourage people to risk
their safety."

islation is enacted.
The Legislative Committee
of the Ministry of Health is cur-
rently reviewing the Pharmacy
Act with emphasis on the qual-
ifications relating to pharma-
cists in the Bahamas.
Given that 90 per cent of
practising pharmacists in the
Bahamas possess the Certificate

Mr Evans said that the best
way the public can assist the
Fire Services Department is. to
be receptive to the efforts of his
department's public education
He said it is the mandate of
the Fire Prevention Unit to
enforce the law in terms of fire
services, but a large part of their
role is in education.
Mr Evans said that they eval-
uate and analyse each bush fire,
taking into consideration each
aspect of the crew's response,
and how it could be improved
for the future.
Does Government, include.
in its budget enough funds to?
effectively manage fires in the

of Competency qualificatioli,
any new regulations mu$It
include.a "grandfather clause",.
The Ministry of Health
through its Health Professiovs
Council has the responsibility
for determining the qualifica-
tions and regulations governing
the practice of pharmacists In
the Bahamas.

"We could always use more
resources," he said, "but we try
to make adjustments according
to our budgetary constraints."
He added that although
Wednesday's bush fire, like all
fires, was a cause for concern,
other islands in the Bahamas
are plagued with even larger
In Andros, Abaco and
Grand Bahama, in particular,
firefighters who have.even less
resources to fight the flames,
are challenged with bush fires
which stretch across hundreds
pf acres... ,..
.."'ur, country simprovi g
in their approach tq bush fire
management," said Mr Evais.
"But there is still a lot to learn."

Miller sets LNG

meeting's rules

From PAGE 3
facts, concerning the proposed
regasification facility.
"We take our jobs very seri-
ously on working for and on the
behalf of the people of the
"But I wish to respectful sug-
gest that if the opponents, that
is the Duncombe and Riley
group, to set their own time
parameters, and conduct a
meeting to their own satisfac-
"They can test the wonder-
ful democracy, of the Bahamas
and invest their own money to
do as the BEST Commission
and my ministry is proposing to
do by conducting their own well
ordered town meeting," he said.
Mr Miller advised the LNG
opponents that if they claim to
represent groups within
Bahamian society, they should
be prepared to speak the truth,
and not "biased opinions based
of their own innate beliefs on
the subject matter."
"Again I challenge them. I
challenge ReEarth, and Tim
Riley and his group to refute
the facts that were placed in the
advertisements in all the papers.
"But don't come with old
information. They talk about
an explosion in 1944, but that
explosion did not happen at an
LNG terminal. They know what
the facts are.
"They talk about an explo-
sion in Nigeria. It was not a
regasification facility. In that
case a 22-year-old boiler
exploded. They know the facts."
he said.
The LNG town meeting
planned for last week has been
postponed out of respect for the
illness of Prime Minister Perry
Christie. A new date has not as
yet been scheduled by the
BEST Commission or the Min-
istry of Trade and Industry.

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Montrose maUAvenue.

Shops allowed to|

open on Monday,

THE cabinet office has announced that shops may open for business on Whit Monday, May 16,
during normal operating hours.
The cabinet said employees, who are required to work during the holiday, should be treated as
non-shift workers, and that employers are to ensure that the provisions of section 10(a) of the'
Employment Act, 2001 apply, especially as it relates to the payment of wages.


Drivers hold off on

Atlantis court action

From PAGE one

inder's FuneralHome
'"Senvice egond Measure"
PHONE: 322-4570 PAGER: 380-5012, 393-9132


who died in Virginia, will be
held at the Chapel on the
Hill, Harrold. Road on
Saturday, May 14th, 2005
at 3:00 pm. Burial will be in
the Carmichael Bible
Church Cemetery. Rev Dr
Genius Wells, JP officiating.

She is survived by the sons, Mark, Paul and David;
daughters-in-law, Joanne, Mrs Paul and Mrs David
Sirag; six grandchildlren, ten great grandchildren,
several nieces and nephews, and hundreds of spiritual
children in the Bahamas, the families of the Chapel
on the Hill, Calvary Bible Church and Carmichael
Bible Church including, Dr Genius and Edna Mae
Wells and family, Dr Carrington Pinder, Rev Sabrina
Pinder, Rev Napoleon Roberts and Rev Cephas Rolle.
She was true disciple of Jesus and who lived an
active and fruitful life, Praise the Lord!

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the
Christian and Missionary Alliance in the Bahamas in
memory of Missionary Sylia M Sirag, P.O. Box N-

Friends may pay their last respect on Friday May
13th, 2005 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Pinder's
Funearl Home, Palmdale Ave, Palmdale.


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Senior Sports

"WHAT'S the
"What's the inning?"
Tired of sitting in the
stands at the Churchill
Tener Knowles Nation-
al Softball Stadium and
having to shout out
those questions, Bom-
mer George Armbrister
decided to do some-
thing about it.
The sponsor of both
the Degeo Bommers
and the Randella's
Swingers ladies team in
the fast-pitch league
sponsored a new score-
board that was unveiled
on Thursday night.
"Every night we have
to hear people asking
what's the score," said
Armbrister. "So this
season, I said I was
going to buy a score-

The scoreboard,
shipped from Philadel-
phia, was, hoisted in the
same lodationf ini ight
field where the previous
board was hung from
the time the stadium
was first opened.
The previous board
was damaged a couple
years ago and, year
after year, administra-
tors had indicated that
they were going to
replace it.
"At the end of the
season last year, I think
Bishop (Steve Beneby)
that I was going to get
one," Armbrister said.
"So we got it. That's all
I can say about it."
Armbrister declined
to say exactly how
much it cost him. He
said he was just delight-
ed to continue to make
his contribution to the
League president
Steve 'Garbo' Coakley,
who bunny hopped out-
field after a brief cere-
mony on the infield
Thursday night, said
while they are apprecia-
tive of Armbrister's
efforts, they will be
thanking him in a more
tangible way later in
the year.
The scoreboard lit up
for the start of the
men's featured rematch
between the defending
champions TBS Truck-
ers and the Electro
Telecom Dorcy Park

But after a dispute
over the Truckers' use
of bats that were on a
banned Amateur Soft-
ball Association of
America list that the
NPSA wanted to utilise,
the game was never
The Truckers walked
off the field, saying that
they couldn't play
because all of the bats
they had were on the
banned list.
"It was very disap-
pointing," Armbrister
reflected. "I wanted to
see some numbers up
there. I don't know
what went wrong with
the two teams. But I
wanted to see the num-
bers on the home and
guest teams."


Match now to

be replayed as

rule overturned

Senior Sports Reporter

THE defending champions
TBS Truckers refused to play
their featured rematch Thurs-
day night against the Electro
Telecom Dorcy Park Boyz after
the bats they wanted to use
w-re ruled illegal by the New
Providence Softball Associa-
But, on Friday, NPSA com-
missioner Burkett Dorsett
declared that they made an
error in the decision on the
banned bats and instead of the
Truckers losing the game, it will
now be replayed on Thursday
Dorsett, after checking with
the International Softball Fed-
eration, said they realised that
there should not have been any
penalty for the bats because
they are only banned by the
Amateur Softball Association
of America.
"That. list that we have is
from the ASA and that is only
for their championship play,"
Dorsett said. "On that list, there
are only three bats that are

banned by the ISF and they are
the Miken bats.
"The Bahamas play under the
ISF rules and the banned list is
from the ASA, as such those
bats that are in questioned are
not banned."
There was a lot of commo-
tion as the game was scheduled
to get underway immediately
after a new scoreboard was
unveiled in the stadium.

While the Dorcy Park Boyz
were warming up on the field
getting ready to play defence,
plate umpire Thomas Sears and
chief umpire Lawrence 'Buddy'
Smith, who was calling first
base. had a lengthy discussion
with the Truckers over the use
of their bats.
Eventually, after they were
told that they could not use any
of the bats they had because
they were on the banned list,
the Truckers' manager Perry
Seymour pulled his team out of
the dugout and they left.
The game was called and
awarded to the Dorcy Park

N THE Truckers team was pulled off after the controversy.
(Mario Duncanson/Tribune staff)

Boyz by forfeiture.
Seymour said afterwards that
they were aware of the banned
bats, but they didn't have suffi-
cient time to get replacements
before the game.
"All we were asking them to
do was start the rule next year,"
said Seymour, a first vice presi-
dent of the NPSA, headed by
president Steve 'Garbo' Coak-
ley. "If we could afford to get
the new bats, we would have,
but we couldn't afford the new
It was just on Monday at a
meeting that the new list was
presented to all of the teams

present. Both the Truckers and
the Dorcy Park Boyz were rep-
But while the Truckers main-
tain that the timing was not
appropriate, the Dorcy Park
Boyz say it's a rule made by the
association and they have to
abide by it.
By forfeiting the game,
Dorsett said Thursday night
that rule 34 of the NPSA's con-
stitution state that: "Any team
that deliberately forfeits any
NPSA scheduled game will be
fined 50 per cent of the team
fees then in effect."
The fees would have amount-

ed to a total of $425, inclusive of
$375 (half of their team regis-
tration), and $50 (half of their
players' fees).
However, because the
banned bats rules are no longer
in effect, Dorsett said the
Truckers will not be fined and
will be allowed to replay the
game on Thursday.
Seymour was unavailable for
When contacted, Mario Ford,
the Dorcy Park Boyz' play-
er/manager, refused to com-
ment on the overturned rule
and the decision to replay the

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Senior Sports Reporter
DEFENDING champions
Electro Telecom Wildcats did-
n't play as well as they're capa-
ble, but they still escaped with a

5-0 victory over the hapless
Whirlpool Eagles on Thursday
night at the Churchill Tener
Knowles National Softball Sta-
While the Wildcats surged to
an impressive 5-0 win-loss

record, the Eagles remained at
the bottom of the New Provi-
dence Softball Association
ladies' divisional standings at 0-
"I don't think the team
played up to our potential. We

played at the same level as
Whirlpool," said Electro Tele-
com's ace pitcher Mary 'Cruise'
Edgecombe after the victory.
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played offensively."
The Wildcats took advantage
of starting pitcher Thelia John-
son, scoring four runs on two
hits in the first inning before
Whirlpool decided to switch her
with shortstop Margie Daugh-
erty, who was able to cool down
the Electro Telecom bats.
Daugherty, an American
employed at Adventure Learn-
ing Centre, was able to scatter a
three-hitter, giving up just one
run over the remaining five
innings as she engaged in a
pitching duel with Edgecombe.
Edgecombe produced the
Wildcats' only run in the bot-
tom of the fifth.

"I told our girls that she
(Daugherty) was throwing a lot
of slow balls, so they had to go
up in the batter's box," Edge-
combe noted. "She kind of kept
our bats quiet, but I think if the
game was close, we would have
still beat them with our experi-
Daugherty, who has turned
heads with her performances
despite the fact that her team-
mates have not been able to hit
the ball offensively, said she was
pleased with their defensive
"My team supported me. I
think we're solid defensively,"
said Daugherty, who struck out
five in her efforts on the mound.
"I heard they are the defend-
ing champions for the past 4-5
years, so I was a little afraid at
the beginning.
"But as I started to pitch, I
realised that we could hold
While Daugherty was able to
control the Wildcats, Electro
Telecom had already broke the
game open when second sacker
Hyancinth Farrington came up
with a run-producing single,
catcher Dornette Edwards had
a RBI ground out and short-
stop Rita Mackey delivered a

two-run single in the first inning.
In securing the win, Edge-
combe fired a one-hitter, strik-
ing out five. The only hit she
gave up came from second sack-
er Alicia Culmer in the first.
The Wildcats are now gearing
up for a big match-up next Sat-
urday night when they will
square off with the second place
Degeo Bommers in their sec-
ond showdown for the year.
The second-year Bommers,
who lost their only game to the
Wildcats, are currently 4-1.
Their sponsor Bommer George
Armbrister presented the
league with a new scoreboard
that was unveiled on Thursday
"We're ready to go. We're
going to get in a few practices
for them," said Edgecombe, as
she looked ahead to the much
anticipated rematch.
"The Bommers say they can't
wait for us, hut we can't wait
for them. I think the way I
pitched tonight, they won't see
that. I will step it up a notch or
two. I am geared up and my
team is geared up. We will be
early and ready to play a good
game and they will get beat

Since losing their first
encounter, the Bommers have
strengthened their line-up with
the addition of Eleuthera's
shortstop Christine Edmunds
and catcher Avis Petty.
Members of the Bommers
were on hand Thursday night
to unveil the new scoreboard
for the men's feature that was to
follow the ladies' opener.
However, the men's game
between the defending cham-
pions TBS Truckers and the
Electro Telecom Dorcy Park
Boyz was not played because
of a dispute over the bats being
used by the Truckers.
It as also a rematch of a big
showdown between two of the
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E Lucas Oil on the Interational Motorsports Hall of Auto Racing USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series. From Allenshaw, N.C.
SPEED Edge (N) Fame Induction (N) (Taped)
(:00) The Coral In Touch (CC) Hour of Power (CC) Billy Graham Classic Crusades
TBN RidgeHour (CC)
*' THE *** TWISTER (1996, Drama) (PA) Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Car El- MLB Baseball Atlanta Braves at
TBS HAUNTING wes. Storm chasers race to test a new tornado-monitoring device. (CC) Los Angeles Dodgers. From Dodger
(1999) (PA) (CC) Stadium in Los Angeles.
(:00) What Not Movin Up "Country Kitsch Car- Trading Spaces "Phoenix: Frye America's Ugliest Kitchen
TLC toWear"Ellyn" age" atie and Mike are buying a Road"(N) (CC)
(CC) house.
BLADE (1998, Action) Wesley Snipes, Stephen **K BLADE II (2002, Action) Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron
TNT Dorff, Kris Kristofferson. A vampire hunter does battle Perman. A vampire hunter unites with his prey against a new threat.
with a vicious bloodsucker.
TOON (:00) Star Wars: Clone Wars "Chapters 1-25" One Piece One Piece nf
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.:00) Asi Es... Slibado Gigante Concurso Mister Macho; Johnny Prez; Rogelio Martinez.
UNIV Gilberto Gless
(:00) Law & Or- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
USA der: Special Vic- DNA tests on a dead girl reveals an "Bound"A seriafkiller targets the Detectives track a rapist with a
tims Unit f incestuous pregnancy, elderly. f (CC) knowledge of forensics. (CC)
(:00) America's America's Next Top Model "The America's Next Top Model "The America's Next Top Model f,
VH1 Next Top Model Girls the Lionesses Are Hunting" Gird Who Flops in the Mud" (CC) (CC)
: 00) MLB Baseball Baltimore Orioles at Chicago White Sox. From U.S. Cellular Field in WGN News at Nine A (CC)
WGN Chicago. (Live) A(CC)
Everybody Everybody Everybody Everybody Everybody WB11 News at Ten Weekend
WPIX Loves Raymond Loves Raymond Loves Raymond Loves Raymond Loves Raymond Edition With Peter Thorne and
__ (CC) n (CC) "The Canister" Michael's story. A (CC) Mary Murphy (CC)
Jeopardyl (N) *** SCREAM (1996, Horror) Neve Campbell, David Arquette, StaiTrek: Enterprise Archer must
WSB K (CC) Courteney Cox. A psychopath stalks the teens of a sleepy Califomrnia town. stop a radical human isolationist
who threatens violence. ft

Classical Baby SHREK 2 (2004, Adventure) Voices of Mike Tracey UIIman: Live & Exposed The comic performs
H BO-E (N) f (CC) Myers, Eddie Murphy. Premiere. Animated. A green her autobiographical-show in Los Angeles. (N) n
ogre must meet his wife's parents. n 'PG' (CC) (CC)
(:00) Costas Deadwood "Advances, None Mirac- Six Feet Under "Grinding the Cornm" Real Time Author Gore Vidal. ft
H BO-P NOW f (CC) ulous" Cochran delivers a dire prog- Ruth and Bettina take a trip to Mexi- (CC)
nosis. f( ICC) co. ft (CC)
(:00) * STARSKY f HUTCH (:45) ** A CINDERELLA STORY (2004, Romance-Comedy) Hilary Classical Baby
HBO-W (2004) Ben Stiller. Two detectives Duff, Jennifer Coolidge, Chad Michael Murray. A teenager meets a high- (N) f (CC)
investigate a cocaine dealer. (CC) school quarterback online. f, 'PG' (CC)
(:15) *** FLIRTING WITH DISASTER (1996, Comrn- ** CHASING LIBERTY (2004, Romance-Comedy) Mandy Moore,
H BO-S edy) Ben Stiller. A man embarks on a frustrating search Matthew Goode, Jeremy Piven. A Briton and the president's daughter
for is real parents. ft 'R' (CC) travel Europe. ft 'PG-13' (CC)
MAX-E 2003) Jason Biggs. Jim and Jamie Kennedy. A white politician hires black actors to ROW (2004) Dennis Quaid. Pre-,,
Michelle prepare to get married. kidnap his son. A 'PG-13' (CC) miere. t 'PG-13' (CC)
(6:30) ** BAD BOYS II (2003, Action) Martin I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER (1997) (,45) Passion
MOMAX Lawrence, Will Smith, Jordi Molla. Two detectives bat- Jennifer Love Hewitt. Teens are terrorized by a psy- Cove The Vibe"
tie a drug kingpin in Miami. ft 'R' (CC) chopath in a fisherman's coat. f 'R' (CC) n (CC)
S6:00) ** * GODSEND (2004, Suspense) Greg Kinnear, Re- (:45) ** BAADASSSSS! (2003, Drama) Mario
SHOW OUT OF TIME becca Romijn-Stamos. iTV Premiere. A scientist clones Van Peebles, Joy Bryant. iTV. Melvin Van Peebles
(2003) 'PG-13' a couple's dead son. t 'PG-13' (CC) films a controversial movie. A 'R' (CC)
(6:00) ** *** IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU (1994, Comedy- (:45) ** CANADIAN BACON (1995, Comedy) Alan
TMC STRIPTEASE Drama) Nicolas Cage. A patrolman and a waitress split Alda, John Candy. A restless United States declares,
(1996) 'R' (CC) a lottery jackpot. ft 'PG (CC) war on Canada. ft 'PG' (CC)


7:30 8:00 8:30 ~ 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30

W B (:00) The Nature "The Dolphin Defender Mystery! "Miss Marple: A Murder Is Mystery! Miss Marple searches for
B WPBT Lawrence Welk Hardy Jones crusades to protect Announced" Miss Marple investi- a murderer, even though there is no
Show dolphins. (N) ,f (CC) (DVS) gates a bizarre murder. body or motive. (N)
(:00) 60 Minutes Survivor: Palau "The Ultimate Shock" (iTV Season Finale) The winner is Survivor: Palau "Reunion" ('tV)
B WFOR (N) A (CC) revealed. (N) ,1 (CC) The 20 castaways reunite. (Live)
(:00) Dateline The Contender "The Final Four' (N) Law & Order: Criminal Intent A Crossing Jordan Jordan heads an
B WTVJ NBC (N) (CC) ft (CC) murder investigation leads detec- investigation that could save or end
tives to a friend of Capt. Deakins. Macy's career. (N) (CC)
Malcolm in the The Simpsons "Home Away From Family Guy American Dad News (CC)
B WSVN Middle "Mrs. Tri- Homer/The Father, the Son and the "Blind Ambition" Stan forgets his
County" (N) Holy Guest Star" (N) (N) (CC) anniversary. (N)
(:00) Extreme Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Desperate Housewives "Goodbye (:02) Grey's Anatomy Meredith be-
9 WPLG Makeover: "Vitale Family" (N) A (Part 2 of 2) for Now" (N) ( (CC) comes disenchanted with her igno-
Home Edition (CC) rance of parts of Derek's life.

(:00) Crossing The First 48 "A Serial Killer Calls"A Family Plots Family Plots Intervention "Alissa; Brian" Gam-
A&E Jordan "Deador serial killer calls 911. (CC) "Moving On..." "Life affirmation" bling; crystal meth. (CC)
Alive" (CC) (CC) expert.

Extra Time

BBC World

Dateline London

BBC World

UK Report

BBC World Talking Point

BET (5:30) BET's Weekend Inspiration
(:00) Coronation KAROL: A MAN WHO BECAME POPE (2005) (Part 1 of 2) Piotr Adam- CBC News: Sunday Night (CC)
CBC Street Special czyk. Karol Wojtyla becomes Pope John aul II in 1978. (CC)
D Wall Street Jour- Topic A With Tina Brown Dennis Miller Cover to Cover Host Uz Claman.
CNBC nal Report
(:0) People in CNN 25 "Top 25 Fascinating Peo- Larry King Live Anatomy of Murder: Crime Scene
CNN (:the ews pie" Fascinating people. Investigation (N)
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race, politics, and marriage. (N)

COURT :00) The Investi- Cops A (CC) Cops f (CC) Cops n (CC) Cops f (CC) The Investigators "Obsession"
COURT gators
That's So Raven STUCK IN THE SUBURBS (2004, Comedy-Drama) (:35) That's So American Drag- The Suite Life of
DISN (CC) Danielle Panabaker, Brenda-Song. Two friends want to Raven Eddie on: Jake Long Zack & Cody
reveal a pop star's true persona. NR' (CC) steals a mascot. (CC) Beauty pageant.
DIY Tools & Tech- Celebrity Hob- DIY Next Door Trade School (N) Trade School Handmade Mu- Making Home
DIY niques bies ____ ()_oi
niques blues sic (N) Movies
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DW Week Week
E Michael Jack- Dolly Parton: The E! True Holly- Oprah Winfrey: The E! True Holly- Dr. 90210 Stunt double; Beverly
son: True Story wood Story (N) n (CC) wood Story "Oprah Winfrey" Hills socialite.
SPN Baseball MLB Baseball San Francisco Giants at Houston Astros. From Minute Maid Park in Houston. (Subject to Black-
ESPN nightt (CC) out) (Live) (CC)
ESPNI ) Bull Riding MLB Baseball San Francisco Giants at Houston Astros. From Minute Maid Park in Houston. (Live)
Father Father Corapi and the Catechism G.K. Cheserton: The Holy Rosary EWTN Live
EV TN Groeschel of the Catholic Church The Apostle
FIT TV (:00) No Oppor- Blaine's Low Blaine's Low FitTV's Housecalls "Allison; Secrets of Superstar Fitness
tunityWasted Carb Kitchen Carb Kitchen Weight-loss & Toning" n (CC) Training and fitness techniques.
FOX-NC (:00) Fox Report War Stories With Oliver North Are Your Kids Safe? Tips for keep- At Large With Geraldo Rivera
"Khe Sanh" ing children safe. (Live) (Live)
F FL Poker Super- Poker Superstars Invitational Boxing Sunday Night Fights. The Sports List Around the
FSNFl stars Tournament (Taped) Track (N)
L olf Central Post Game Show (Live) PGA Golf Champions Tour -- Blue Angels Classic -- Final Round. From
GOLF Live)n Milton, Fla.
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GSN og (CC for escalating prizes. (CC)
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G4T Ch Flecheats.
MCBRIDE: MURDER PAST MIDNIGHT (2005) John JANE DOE: VANISHING ACT (2005, Adventure) Lea Thompson, Joe
HALL Larroquette, Marta DuBois. A lawyer defends a woman Penny, Billy Moses. A former government agent, now a housewife, returns
accused of murdering her husband. (CC) to duty. (C
S :00) Million Holmes on Real Renos Buy Me"Before Hot Property Holmes on Homes "A River Ran
HGTV und Property Homes "Step by "Moving in Day" andAfter" n "Wolverhampton" Through It" f (CC)
Experiment n Step" (C ) n (CC) (CC) (CC)
INSP John Ankerberg In Touch Our pursuits. (Part 4 of 4) The King Is Voice of Revival Jack Van Impe Manna-Fest (CC)
(CC) Coming (CC) Presents (CC)
ORIGINAL What I Like What I Like Jack & Bobby "Legacy" Jack and Charmed The Charmed Ones are
KTLA SIN (2001) Anto About You f About You Bobby discover that Grace is plan- distracted by Leo's confession that
nio Banderas. CC) (CC) ning to visit their father. (CC) he is an Avatar. (CC)
LOVE IN ANOTHER TOWN (1997, Drama) Victoria THE PERFECT NEIGHBOR (2005, Suspense) Perry King, Susan Blake-
LIFE Principal, Adrian Pasdar. A divorcee falls in love with a ly, Barbara Niven. A sexual predator threatens a couple's marriage. (CC)
man many years her junior. (CC)
MS C Inv: Murder for MSNBC Investigates: Hollywood MSNBC Investigates: Hollywood Meet the Press (CC)
MSNBC Hire Vice Vice
NICK Unfabulous Zoey101"Zoey Romeo! "Loose Full House n Full House Fresh Prince of TheCosby
ICK (CC) 101 U Lips"A n(CC) (CC) (CC) Bel-Air Show n CC)
N:00 Crossing Survivor: Palau "The Ultimate Shock" (iTV Season Finale) The winner is Survivor: Palau "Reunion" The 20
N V Jordan (N) (CC) revealed. (N) ,) (CC) castaways reunite. (CC)
OLN Rodeo: PRCA Bull Riding PBR Jack Daniel's Invitational. From Phoenix. (Taped) E-Force(CC) Courage 25
OLN Laughlin River.(
SPEED Speed News NASCAR Victory Lane (CC) Wind Tunnel With Dave Despain Scheduled: Sam Schmidt. (Live)
Sunday (N)
Jack Hayford Joel Osteen Taking Authority Believer's Voice Changin Your **** THE GOSPEL ACCORD-
TBN (CC) (CC) (CC) of Victory (CC) World(CC) ING TO ST. MATTHEW (1964, Dra-
ma) Enrique Irazoqui.
(:00) Bloopers ** ENTRAPMENT (1999, Suspense) (PA) Sean Connery, Catherine ** ENTRAPMENT (1999) Sean
TBS f (CC) Zeta-Jones, Ving Rhames. A veteran thief's new partner has a hidden Connery. A veteran thief's new part-
agenda. (CC) ner has a hidden agenda.
(:00) Trading Trapped in a Canyon: The Aron Ralston Story The hiker marks the 6- Untold Stories of the E.R, Dr. Bush
TLC Saces: Family month anniversary of his fateful accident with an emotional journey back must figure out what type of an-
(N)(CC) to Bluejohn Canyon. (CC) tivenin to use. (CC)
(:00) NBA Basketball Western Conference Semifinal Game 4 -- San An- NBA Basketball Westem Conference Semifinal Game
TNT tonio Spurs at Seattle Sonics. From the KeyArena in Seattle. (Live) (CC) 4- Phoenix Suns at Dallas Mavericks. From American
Airlines Center in Dallas. (Live) (CC)
TO Aloha Scooby-Doo The gang travels to Hawaii for a Cartoon Cartoon's Greatest Hits Teen Titans The Duck Dodgers
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(:00) Fitbol de la Liga Mexicana Am6rica vs. Santos. Solamente Selena El ultimo concierto de Selena, en el Houston As-
UNIV (En Vivo) trodome un mes antes de su muerte.
BILLY MADI- * LIAR LIAR (1997, Comedy) Jim Carrey, Maura Tiemey, Jennifer Kojak Kojak probes the slaying of a
USA SON (1995) (CC) Tilly. A lawyer is forced to tell the truth for 24 hours. (CC) man who was having an affair with,
Capt. McNeill's wife. (N) (CC)
VH1 *** 8 MILE (2002, Drama) Eminem, Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy. A white man's talent BSTV Electrocu- Best Week Eve
VH1 for tap may be his way out of poverty. fA tion. (N) fA
Home Improve- * GUARDIAN (2001, Horror) Mario Van Peebles, James Remar, Ice-T. WGN News at (:40) Instant Re-
WG N ment"Pilot" f A string of drug-related murders has a supernatural source. ft (CC) Nine n (CC) play n (CC)
(:00) Charmed Charmed A classmate killed in front Steve Harvey's Big Time Chal- WB11 News at Ten Weekend i
W PIX (CC) of Phoebe comes back from the lenge Robert and Darryl Ackerman Edition With Peter Thorne and
dead to blame her. (N) (CC) kiss a cobra; Susan Sykes. Mary Murphy (CC)
That 70s Show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation CSI: Crime Scene Investigation A Red Sox This Red Sox Reporf
WSBK "Eric's False Grissom and Warrick find a mummi- couch potato is found baked at Week
Alarm" ft (CC) fied corpse in a closet. home during a heat wave.

(:15) *** MEN IN BLACK (1997, Science Fiction) Deadwood The Whores Can Entourage Vince Entourage An
H BO-E Tommy Lee Jones. Secret agents monitor extraterres- Come" Jarry fears that Bullock and has a fling. 1) agent woos Vince
trial activity on Earth. f 'PG-13' (CC) Hearst will support Montana. (CC) at a party.
(6:15) *** MY * WARM SPRINGS (2005, Docudrama) Kenneth Branagh, Cynthia Tracey UIIman: Live & Exposed
HBO-P HOUSE IN UM- Nixon, Jane Alexander. Franklin Delano Roosevelt struggles with polio. The comic performs her autobio-
BRIA (2003) A n 'NR' (CC) graphical show in Los Angeles.
(5:00) ** MALCOLM X (1992, 'WHAT A GIRL WANTS (2003, Comedy) Amanda (:15) * MEN IN BLACK (1997
HBO-W Biography) Denzel Washington. f Bynes, Colin Firth. A plucky teenager goes to London Science Fiction) Tommy Lee Jones.
'PG-1' (CC) to meet her father. t 'PG (CC) ft 'PG-13'(CC)
:15) *** SINGLES (1992, Comedy) Bridget Fonda, **'A EL DIABLO (1990, Western) Anthony Edwards, Louis Gossett Jr.;
HBO-S Campbell Scott. Romantic crises abound for young John Glover. A gunman trains a teacher for a showdown with an outlaw.,
adults in Seattle. n 'PG-13' (CC) I 'PG-13' (CC)
(:45) * SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE (2003, Romance-Comedy) Jack Nicholson, Di- * ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF
MAX-E ane Keaton, Keanu Reeves. A music exec falls for the mother of his young girlfriend. ,f THE SPOTLESS MIND (2004 Jim:
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ural disasters. ft 'PG-13' (CC) flee a drug lord's henchmen. 'R' (CC) Kincaid. 'NR
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