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Bahamas blamed

for collapse of

US terror inquiry


BAHAMIAN authorities
have been blamed for being
partly responsible for "dealing a
blow to US efforts to choke off
terror financing."
Authorities in Switzerland
were forced to drop a three-
and-a-half-year case against top
officials of Al Taqwa Manage-
ment Organization because
authorities in the Bahamas
failed to provide essential bank
records by a court deadline,
Claude Nicati, deputy Swiss fed-
eral prosecutor told Associated
Press.
The Swiss say that the
Bahamas never gave "a usable
response" to their requests for
judicial assistance.
Swiss authorities said on
Wednesday they had halted the
investigation into the now-
defunct Muslim firm that the
US suspects of al-Qaida links.
US officials accuse Al Taqwa
of sending al-Qaida money
through Malta and Switzerland
to bank branches in the
Bahamas.
The US government accused
Al Taqwa, which was renamed
Nada Management Organiza-
tion, of helping to fund Osama
bin Laden's terrorist network.
The Swiss began investigating
the company shortly after the
September 11 2001 terrorist
attacks on Washington and New
York.


But authorities in the
Bahamas failed to co-operate,
Mr Nicati said. "The Bahamas
never gave a usable response to
Swiss requests for judicial assis-
tance," he said.
The company has been list-
ed by the US since late 2001 as
an organization accused of help-
ing fund terrorism.
Al Taqwa attracted unwel-
comed publicity when it was
claimed that an Egyptian cleric
who has praised suicide
bombers in Iraq and Israel was
a shareholder in the institution.
The UK's Observer newspa-
per reported that controversial
cleric, Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi,
who last week visited the UK
for a series of conferences, was
alleged to be a shareholder
according to records it had
obtained.
The Observer said a Yusuf
Abdullah al-Qaradawi held 5,285
shares in the former. Bahamas-
based bank on April 15 2000.
Court documents showed US
customs agents believed the cler-
ic was linked to the Al Taqwa
group of companies.
The newspaper said Sheik al-
Qaradawi had defended suicide
bombings in Israel as "weapons
of the weak", praising the
bombers as martyrs, a term he
had also applied to the insur-
gents fighting the US occupa-
tion of Iraq.


N GLENYS Hanna-Martin inspects the controls of the new radar system at Nassau International Airport yesterday.
It is expected to greatly increase the Bahamas' ability to track and monitor hurricanes see page two for the story.
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/Tribune staff)


* By NATARIO McKENZIE
POLICE officials say there are still no "sig-
nificant leads" into the stabbing of St Thomas
More MP Frank Smith outside the MP's East-
ern Road home last month.
Although it was reported that three persons
had been taken into police custody last week in
connection with the incident, while speaking
with The Tribuneyesterday, Superintendent of
Police Hulan Hanna said that those individu-
als had been questioned and subsequently
released. However, he said, investigations into
the incident were continuing.
Smith was attacked by two masked men
when he returned home on the night of Thurs-
day, May 12. One was short, heavily built and
of dark complexion while the other was said to
be slightly taller.
Mr Smith, who was stabbed multiple times,
initially stated that he did not think that rob-
bery was the motive for the attack and credit-
ed his martial arts skills with saving his life.


Claims of second
stroke are refuted
* By DANIELLE STUBBS
Tribune Staff Reporter
ACTING Prime Minister Cynthia Pratt has
strongly refuted tabloid claims that Prime Min-
ister Perry Christie has suffered a second stroke.
Although there has been no confirmation,
SEE page thirteen

Disabled residents
stay at home as
power disconnected
* By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
ELECTRICAL, phone and water services
were disconnected yesterday at the Cheshire
Home with all four disabled residents still occu-
pying the facility.
When The Tribune arrived at the home
SEE page twelve


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3.5% growth
expected for
economy
* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Bahamas' economy is
expected to grow by 3.5 per cent
in 2005, Acting Prime Minister
Cynthia Pratt said yesterday as
she opened the 2005/2006 Bud-
get debate, highlighting the
Bahamas' strong economy and
projected growth for this year.
Mrs Pratt said that it is gener-
ally accepted by economists that
the country requires large scale
foreign investment on mega pro-
jects at least every three years
to simulate and shore up eco-
nomic growth.
"I believe we have done that
several times over," she noted.
The investment climate in the
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The forecast is good for new radar system


* By KILAH ROLLE
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE observation and forecasting
capabilities of the Department of
Meteorology are expected to increase
significantly with the installation of a
new weather service radar system.
Forecasters said the old system
would not have been as effective in
tracking storms during this year's hur-
ricane season which experts say will
be an active one.
The hurricane season officially
began yesterday, and the occasion was
marked by the official commissioning
of new Doppler radars; an investment
worth more than milliono.
With the expanded capabilities, the



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Bahamas has joined a regional weath-
er network that monitors the height,
distance, intensity, and course of
weather systems within a range of 450
Km.
The network includes Jamaica,
Puerto Rico, Santo Domingo and
Miami.

Images
By using radar control, data analysis
software and the EDGE (Enterprise
Doppler Graphics Environment) sys-
tem, the Department of Meteorology
can produce composite images that
show measurements taken by different
radar units at the same time in a single
display.
Transport and Aviation Minister
Glenys Hanna-Martin said the
replacement of the WSR-74 radar sys-
tem donated by the United States gov-
ernment 27 years ago with the new
WSR-88D system is critical for weath-
er monitoring and other related ser-
vices.
"The Doppler will assist us nation-
ally in planning and preparation so


that as a nation we will have the
knowledge-base to make the right
decisions to more adequately advance
the well-being of our people," said
Mrs Hanna-Martin. "After the recent
devastation of hurricane Frances and
Jeanne, the implications of this
enhanced capability to our country is
clear."

Data
She added that the radar system will
fill gaps in areas where data is scarce
and will assist the monitoring of major
rain bands such as the one that passed
over Andros on May 17 and led to
excessive flooding.
She said the radar will also provide
more accurate information to help the
National Emergency Management
Agency (NEMA) co-ordinate evacu-
ation efforts.
"Internationally, it will provide
information for research and system-
atic observations," she added.
Meteorology director Arthur Rolle
said the new system will improve accu-
racy in forecasting from 80 per cent


to 95 per cent.
He explained that forecasters can
* interpret the information differently,
which is why forecasts can never be
100 per cent accurate.
Byron Bain, chief meteorology offi-
cer responsible for electronics, said
that the radars will generate more
weather forecasts and warnings of
severe weather for the public, avia-
tion, marine and industrial interests.
Mr Bain said the only limitation is
range.
As the radar covers about 480 km,
he explained, some of the less popu-
lated southern islands will be exclud-
ed.
According to Mrs Hanna-Martin
however, the islands not covered by
the new system will hot go unmoni-
tored because of co-operation from
partners in the weather network that
have the adequate range to monitor
that area.

THE new weather-service
radar system.
(Photo: Mario Duncanson)


Situation in Haiti 'of great



concern to CARICOM'


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT At opening of the
eighth meeting of the Council for
Foreign and Community Relations
(COFCOR) in Freeport yesterday,
CARICOM Secretary-general
Edwin Carrington stressed that the
situation in Haiti continues to be of
great concern to his organisation..
Mr Carrington said the embat-
tled republic, which is the newest
CARICOM member-state, faces
many challenges.
"Reports continue to cause great
concern, as security remains fragile,
violence persists, respect for human
rights deteriorates and development
stagnates," he said. .
While CARICOM is committed
to assist in the restoration of democ-
racy in Haiti, Mr. Carrington said he
believes that the people of Haiti will
be the only ones who can find lasting
solutions to their difficulties.
He said CARICOM looks for-
ward to the holding of proper elec-
tionsin Haiti to permit that country
to resume the democratic path it
tentatively began in December 1991.


Major meeting in


Grand Bahama


Mr Carrington reiterated CARI-
COM's commitment to working
with the electoral unit of the United
Nations Stabilisation Mission in
Haiti (MINUSTAH).
In her address, the outgoing
Chairman for COFCOR Billie A
Miller said CARICOM, as a region-
al and historical partner of Haiti,
has a duty to play a role in the inter-
national efforts to assist in:con-,
tributing to the reconstruction of the
country.
Mrs Miller, who is the Foreign
Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister
of Barbados, led a delegation of
COFCOR to Haiti in July 2004 to
witness the state of affairs there and
advise Caribbean heads of govern-
ment on what approach should be
taken to dealing with Haiti and its
interim administration.


She said COFCOR's visit and
subsequent actions worked to coun-
teract the perception that CARI-
COM was on the periphery of
efforts to assist Haiti.
Minister Miller said she believes
that CARICOM has made and will
continue to make progress in its
response to the continuing crisis in
Haiti.
In his capacity as COFCOR
chairman, Bahamas Foreign Affairs
Minister Fred Mitchell, noted that
the meeting was convened against
the backdrop of a changing global
landscape of international political,
economic and social challenges,
which encompasses CARICOM's
neigbours in Port-au Prince and
* Caracas, and reaches as far as'Darfur
and Baghbad: :. :
"There is' much happening


around us that will impact our lives
and the lives of our people in the
years to come," Mr Mitchell said.
"As a Community of States, we
must be seen to act as a "communi-
ty" in thue sense of the word. It is
important for the community to
work together and stick together,"
he told the 13 foreign minister dele-
gates.
Mr Mitchell said the Bahamas
joined CARICOM in July 1983 and
continues to demonstrate its com-
mitment to the ideals of the
Caribbean Community.
He noted that Bahamas also
singed the Grand Anse Declaration
in 1989 which led to the revised
Treaty of Chaguaramas, which
-became available for signature in
Nassau in July 2001 when the
Bahamas hosted the Heads of Gov,
ernment meeting of CARICOM.
He said that while over the next
two days, COFCOR will be working
to position CARICOM firmly with-
in the international landscape, in his
view, "there can be no more com-
pelling issue for us than the return of
Haiti to the councils of CARI-
COM."


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THE TRIB


Pressure on Sears to


resolve row with lawyer


ATTORNEY
GENERAL Alfred Sears


ATTORNEY GENERAL
Alfred Sears is under increas-
ing pressure to resolve a bitter
conflict between himself and a
senior government lawyer.
Cheryl Grant-Bethell has
written a second letter to Mr
Sears insisting on a response to
her original complaints against
him, including claims that he
was disrespectful and high-
handed towards her.
The row between the two
erupted against a background
of general discontent at the
Attorney General's Office,
where lawyers claim they are
undervalued and overworked.

Demanding
Last night, a source told The
Tribune that Mrs Grant-Bethell
and two other women lawyers
were demanding that the matter
be brought to a head.
"This complaint was lodged
two weeks ago and has been
seen by the Cabinet, but noth-
ing has been done about it,"
said the source.
"In fact, Mrs Grant-Bethell
has not even received a reply
from Mr Sears. This is being


interpreted as a further sign of
contempt towards the staff."
Mrs Grant-Bethell's com-
plaint came after she was taken
off the Guana Cay development
case without explanation. She
accused Mr Sears of "vitriolic
and emotive" behaviour at a
meeting called to discuss her
grievances.
Her formal complaint, dated
May 17, went to Mr Sears, Chief
Justice Sir Burton Hall, Bar
Association president Wayne
Munroe, Cabinet Secretary
Wendell Major and Director
of Public Prosecutions
Bernard Turner, among
others.
It is now being referred to as
"the talk of the legal fraternity",
especially as it made damning
comments about the Attorney
General's conduct, which Mrs
Grant-Bethell said "may be in
dire need of attention".
The source said Mrs Grant-
Bethell had the support of act-
ing director of legal affairs Mrs
Deborah Fraser and deputy
director Ms Antoinette
Bonamy. The trio are known as
"The Divas" in the legal
department.


"They are going to be press-
ing for some redress and it does-
n't look as though there is any
room for compromise," said the
source.
"They are standing four-
square, shoulder to shoulder,
on this matter and the pressure
is on for a response.
"Mrs Grant-Bethell is going
to pursue this matter to the lim-
it. I think there is a general view
in the department that Mr Sears
is on the way out.

Problem
"The only problem is that it's
not quite clear who is on the
way in. The lawyers themselves
seem to want Vincent Peet.
They believe they could work
with him."
The uneasy atmosphere at
the AG's Office is a problem
Prime Minister Perry Christie
will have to address as he
returns from sick leave.
Since the Grant-Bethell con-
troversy exploded tw6 weeks
ago, staff have been on "pins
and needles", according to
insiders.
The Guana Cay grievance


was only one of several matters
to cause aggravation at
the AG's Office in recent
months.
There was considerable
resentment over the Sidney
Stubbs bankruptcy issue, which
staff claim received priority over


long-standing litigation.
Mrs Grant-Bethell has asked
for an apology from Mr Sears,
but so far none has been forth-
coming.
The Tribune has tried with-
out success to obtain a comment
from Mr Sears.


Provisions in budget for new




Urban Renewal Department


* By DANIELLE STUBBS
Tribune Staff Reporter
PROVISIONS have been
made in this year's National Bud-
get to establish an Urban Renew-
al Department, Acting Prime
Minister Cynthia Pratt announced
yesterday.
Opening te 2005/2006 Budget
debate in the House of Assem-
bly on Wednesday, Mrs Pratt said
this new department is the "fun-
damental and signature expres-
sioi 'o"thie 'Bahamas' philoso-
plhy of social transformation.
The Urban Renewal Project,
according to Mrs Pratt, is really "a
c e prevention strategy."


With the implementation of the
project, she said, government has
witnessed "a direct relationship
between the establishment of
urban renewal centers in tradi-
tionally high crime areas, and the
decrease in incidences of crime."
Mrs Pratt said many people
have questioned the purpose of
the Urban RenewalProject, and
asked whether it has caused a
redefinition of the role of police
in the country.
"This is a bold and powerful
initiative, that involves the multi-
disciplinary nature of the matter -
and of course, the central lead-
ership role played by the police.
"However, there is not a rede-


Seyenteen-year-old in


venile court over,


ftof police car
l By NATARIO McKENZIE
a
THE young man suspected of stealing a police car was arraigned
fn juvenile court yesterday following discrepancies over his age.
;,, jh.ypoung man, who was initially arraigned as an adult, had to
Pe transferred to the juvenile court after it was discovered that he
vas in fact only 17-years-old..
| On Saturday, May 28 a 2004 Nissan Sentra was stolen from
the Lyford Cay police station.
|,nThe young man was charged with this offence and with receiving
,he vehicle with the knowledge that it was obtained by means of an
bffence.
S The juvenile made his initial court appearance before Magistrate
Renee McKay yesterday.
After the charges against him were read however, the young man
indicated that he was only 17-years-old and not 18, as stated on the
court documents.
SMagit'rate McKay stood the matter down so that the necessary
documents could be presented before the court to substantiate
the claim.
When the matter resumed shortly after noon yesterday, the
juvenile's birth certificate was presented to the court.
It indicated that he was 17, having been born in 1987 and not 1986
as court dockets stated.
Inspector Bradley Sands, who was prosecuting case, apologised
for the mix-up.
Ian Cargill, lawyer for the accused, argued that in light of his
client's age, the trial should be heard in the juvenile court.
The young man was then brought before Magistrate Roger
Gomez at the Juvenile Court in Victoria Gardens to answer to the
same offences, to which he again pleaded not guilty.
He was granted $5,000 bail with one surety.
The conditions of that bail are that the young man is to report to
the Lyford Cay police station twice a week and adhere to a 6pm cur-
few. The matter was adjourned to September 21.

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finition of the role of police, as
their fundamental mandate
remains the same: Upholding the
peace, enforcing the law and
bringing criminals to justice," she
said.
Mrs Pratt said the police's par-
ticipation in the project has not
made them "soft on crime," but in
fact helped deter crime.

Businesses
The Urban Renewal Project
was designed to engage the agen-
cies of the government, along
with community stakeholders,
businesses, churches, and schools,
in an effort to address the social
and economic issues that prevent
Bahamians in inner cities from
realising their full potential.
Said Mrs Pratt: "The project's
principle objective is social trans-
formation, and that becomes the
centerpiece around which gov-
ernment's policy will build. So we
are looking at touching and
reaching the individual on the
ground; the small man and
woman who continually cry out
for our help and intervention.
"That is our promise we made
to them and that is what we
intend to do," she said.
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IN a recent Miami Herald in
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Senator George McGovern
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in which he urged urgent action
by all governments.
In the 1968 Non-Proliferation
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nuclear disarmament."
All five permanent UN Secu-
rity Council members (USA,
UK, Russia, France and China)


A tourist's


concern


for Bimini

EDITOR, The Tribune
The following is an open letter to the
Rt Hon Perry Gladstone Christie, Prime
Minister.
Dear Sir,
I am very alarmed to learn that instead
of protecting the Bimini islands, valuable
mangrove ecosystem, your administra-
tion has authorised construction of the
Bimini Bay Resort and Casino. This
mega-project is already damaging irre-
placeable mangrove and marine resources
during Phase I of its construction.
I urge you to halt construction at Phase
I and immediately take steps to imple-
ment the Bimini Marine Protected Area.
As the world learned at great cost during
last December's tsunami in South and
South East Asia, it is critical to protect the
mangrove ecosystem which, in turn, pro-
tects the human population from major
storms.
Bimini's mangroves also provide pro-
tective habitat for a wealth of economi-
cally and ecologically valuable species.
The livelihoods of your people and the
future of your tourism industry depend on
conservation of the mangrove ecosystem.
As a tourist, I select destinations where
natural resources are protected, and I
would never patronise a country or a
resort that destroys valuable mangrove
ecosystems.


ERIK SCHNABEL
San Francisco, USA


possess WMD as well as Israel,
India, Pakistan, North Korea,
Libya, Sudan, Egypt, Syria and
Iran and perhaps other nations.
The three types of WMD are
biological, chemical and
nuclear, and these have been
employed for many years.
While the Western nations com-
plained that Saddam Hussein
used gas on the Kurds in recent
years, Geoff Simons, in his 1994
book Iraq: From Sumer to
Sudan (St Martin's Press), stat-
ed that Britain's RAF
employed gas on the Kurds in
1920 on the orders of Winston
Churchill.
During World War I both
sides used chemical weapons,
and in World War II the UK


used phosphorus bombs on
Dresden in Germany and the
USA used atom bombs on
Nagasaki and Hiroshima in
Japan.
Albert Einstein, who was
greatly instrumental in devel-
. oping the first atom.bomb, said
in an interview in 1945: "In my
opinion the only salvation for
civilisation and the human race
lies in 'the creation of a world
government, with security of
nations founded upon law. As
long as sovereign states contin-
ue to have separate armaments
and armaments secrets, wars
will be inevitable".
The framework for world
government and for disarma-
ment as the basis for interna-
tional peace and prosperity is
in the United Nations Charter.
AN INTERNATIONALIST
Nassau
May 19 2005


Enforcement


is required

EDITOR, The Tribune
In response to the letter "Thinking About Saving
Lives" (May 25), the answer to the New Providence
road carnage boils down to one thing law enforce-
ment.
You can put all the speed bumps and flashing lights on
the road you want, but as long as the law isn't enforced,
people will break it (this includes the prison bus dri-
vers who, escorted by the police, career through the
congested, narrow streets of New Providence in a dan-
gerous manner).
By enforcing the law, I don't mean simply standing
outside the Montagu Park at the end of each month
and booking motorists for going two miles an hour over
the speed limit.
I mean criss-crossing the island day and night, seven
days a week, 12 months a year, staking out the known
speedways, monitoring the traffic lights and booking
people for the tiniest to most blatant infractions.
Too much work?
The death of Mr. Mortimer and so many other inno-
cent people on our roads is a national disgrace.
The fact is the authorities have lost control of the
streets and seem to have neither the will, nor ability to
get it back. The road terrorists wouldn't dream of doing
their shenanigans in Miami where they know laws are
strictly enforced.
The Royal Bahamas Police Force's periodic and short-
lived "crackdowns" always announced with great fari-
fare are pathetic.
Both the police force and government must accept
the blame for allowing the situation to deteriorate to the
present level.
ATHENA DAMIANOS
Nassau
May 27 2005


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* By KILAH ROLLE
Tribune Staff Reporter
AN EMERGENCY crew
will be among the hundreds
of people expected to attend
this summer's Junkanoo in
June parades.
The crew will be on hand to
deal any medical emergency
which many occur at the
events.
The Public Hospital
Authority has again pledged
their support for the
Junkanoo event, and said it
will provide an ambulance, a
medical tent, and a team of
medics from 2pm to llpm
each Saturday.
Each weekly parade last
year attracted hundreds of
spectators, but according to
medical emergency person-
nel, the combination of
Junkanoo music, alcohol, and
large crowds led to several
medical emergencies which
were not brought to the atten-
tion of the public.
"Every Saturday, we would
deal with very serious med-
ical emergencies that were
unknown to most of the peo-
ple out there," said one EMS
team member. "From stab-
bings to cardiac arrests, each
parade we were extremely
busy, and these things were
unheard of."

Event
Junkanoo in June is just
one community event the
PHA has been supporting,
according to field director of
EMS Paul Newbold.
"We do numerous commu-
nity related presentations,
especially at schools," he said.
Steven Brown, manager of
EMS, said his teams regularly
focus on community educa-
tion.
Mr Brown said he feels the
best way to educate the pub-
lic, is through the schools.
"Once we can educate the
people," said Mr Brown, "you
will see a reduction in reoc-
curring emergencies."
Mr Brown said emergen-
cies reoccur when people do
not comply with prescriptions,
when they are not well
informed about their disor-
der, or whey they fail to fol-
low instructions given to them
by their physician.
"If in the event an emer-
gency happens and there is
no ambulance available
immediately," said Mr Brown,
"people can learn some very
simple things that they can do
to maintain life until an ambu-
lance is dispatched."
Elder Denison of the
Church of Jesus Christ of Lat-
ter-day Saints monitored an
educational demonstration
held recently for young men
their church.
He watched PHA's Cedric
Cash give an interactive tour
of an ambulance, and listened
as Mr Cash described the
functions of the medical
equipment in the vehicle.
"He kept these young
men's attention, which is no
small task," said Mr Denison.
"The information that he pre-
sented was easy to understand
and well received by the
young men."




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* By KRYSTEL ROLLE
EVERY day hundreds of
tourists stop to appreciate and
take pictures of the historic build-
ings in Rawson Square and Bank
Lane.
From afar, the House of
Assembly, Senate and Supreme
Court appear stately and majestic
- but if one were to take a closer
look at these buildings, the dilap-
idation quickly becomes evident.
The once-beautiful pink, white
and green buildings were some-
thing for Bahamians to be proud
of.

Windows
But now the paint is chipping
away, the windows are practical-
ly swinging from their hinges, and
graffiti is on the walls.
The interior of these buildings
is also in a sad state of disrepair.
When The Tribune asked
Attorney General Alfred Sears
about the state of the buildings,


he said he could not comment -
but he did add that next week,
the government was hoping to
sign a $7 million dollar contract to
build a new judiciary building.
"Clearly, we have outgrown the
existing complex," Mr Sears
said.
When The Tribune visited
Bank Lane yesterday, one part
of the ceiling in the Supreme
Court foyer was covered only by
a piece of plywood through rain-
water was seeping.
Buckets were placed at the bot-
tom of the stairs to catch the
water and prevent the building
from being flooded.
Staff say they have to place
buckets on the ground floor every
time it rains.
Elsworth Johnson, lawyer with
the Eugene Dupuch Law School
who was visiting the Supreme
Court yesterday, said: "It's a dis-
grace.
"We're talking about building
hotels and our courts flood every
time it rains."


Another indication of the
dilapidation of the buildings are
the water stains which cover the
roof tiles and the broken
glass in the windows of the Chief
Justice's Court and Senate build-
ing.

Plywood
"Today is the first day of the
hurricane season and there is still
plywood up from the last hurri-
canes. No one will respect the law
and the courts if the court doesn't
look like a respectable place," Mr
Johnson said.
(SEE page 16
for more pictures)


* THE reception area of the
main Supreme Court build-
ing where water had to be
collected in garbage pails to
prevent slippery floors.
(Photo By
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E By KARIN HERIG or nearly 60 p er cent o v e r address this concern in this budget," she ipelagos territory and to do
Tribune Staff Reporter 2004/05. said. that they need fuel, and fuel is expen-
"This would provide for the acquisi- The 2005/2006 Budget further allo- sive."
THE Ministry of National Security tion of a police communication system, cates $34 million or three per cent of The acting prime minister also
has been allocated $146 million, or additional vehicles, computers, furni- the total budget to the Defence Force. announced that a strategic review of the
almost 12 per cent of the 2005/2006 Bud- ture, forensic lab equipment and also "On the capital side, $5 million is pro- Defence Force will be conducted in a
get said Acting Prime Minister Cynthia fire fighting equipment. vided for the Defence Force or 14 per few weeks, by a "reputable'firm out of
Pratt said yesterday. "Additional fire trucks will be. cent over 2004/05 allocations. Canada."
Mrs Pratt the Royal Bahamas Police acquired and a fire fighter squad will "The review will inform us on how
Force (RBPF) and the Royal Bahamas be recruited to man the Paradise Island Bases best we could go about improving the
Defence Force (RBDF) are to receive fire station and the expanded facilities in organisation and management of the
significant increases to provide for nec- Grand Bahama," she said. "This will fund the refitting of craft, Force, the way it does business, its
essary insurance for law enforcement This year's budget also addresses the the possible acquisition of craft, work human resources issues relating to assets
officials, as well as technical enhance- long-standing issue of insurance for law on the bases at Coral Harbour and and equipment," she said.
ments, enforcement officials. Inagua," said Mrs Pratt. Further initiatives within the Ministry
Eight million dollars is being provid- She added that the recurrent budget of National Security include the
Debate ed in the department of public services allows for the recruitment of two squads creating and out-fitting of a national
budget for this purpose, said Mrs in 2005/06. intelligence centre and the establish-
Continuing the budget debate yester- Pratt. "The Defence Force is an expensive ment of a national anti-corruption unit
day, Mrs Pratt announced that the police "We came into office stating that the operation and Bahamians have to to deal with the problem of official cor-
department's allocation has been existing insurance coverage, pegged to appreciate the costs involved in prop- ruption.
increased by eight per cent to $94 mil- 1984 figures, was unfair and tncon early' oiitfittimg this 'organisation. Mrs; Prat also pointed out that the
lion in the recurrent budget, which- wil- scionable for th9se. xenand woefien of" "To patrol our',vast waters'they need Police Serice Bill' is nearing comple-
cover salaries and regular charges.' 'the law henforcementWhii'puttheffielv" oats'nd bats are~exensiv'e,' hey need on, did that headway has been mde
The capital budget for polices "in harm's way, da rina'nd day ou:' t 'refit their existing fleet and refits are 'iim1emieiititig a national anti-drug
$7 million, an increase of $2,6 million "I am happy that we were able to expensive, they need to patrol our arch- plan.


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Ministry: Bahamas may not be ready


for waste-to-energy conversion


ant


THURSDAY, Sj
JUNE 2 JU
6:30am Community Pg./1540 1:00
11:00 Immediate Response 1:30
12:00 ZNS News Update
12:05 Immediate Response
1:00 Ethnic Health America 1:30
1:30 Spiritual Impact 2:00
2:00 CMJ Club Zone 3:00
2:30 Treasure Attic 3:30
3:00 Bishop Leroy Emanuel 4:00
3:30 Gilbert Patterson 4:30
4:00 Hurricane Preparedness 2005 5:00
4:58 ZNS News (Update Live) 5:30
5:00 Hurricane Preparedness 2005
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5:30 Legends From Whence 7:00
We Came: Jacqueline, Lady 7:30
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7:00 The Bahamas Tonight 8:30
8:00 Native Stew Special 9:00
8:30 Da' Down Home Show 10:00
9:30 The Darold Miller Show 11:00
10:30 News Night 13 1.1:30
11:00 The Bahamas Tonight 12:30
11:30 Immediate Response
1:30am Community PgJ/1540

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11:00 Immediate Response 9:30
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Cinema, Cinema,
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Sports Lifestyles
In This Corner
Phillip & Patricia Owens
Gospel Praise & Worship
Zachary Tims
Jasszpel
Cricket World
Gillette Sports
Ballroom Boxing
Bahamas Tonight
Native Stew
(Rebroadcast)
Bahamian Things
Island Jams
The Darold Miller Show
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Bahamas Tonight
The Lounge
Community Pg. 1540AM

SUNDAY,
JUNE 5
Community Pg. 1540AM
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Effective Living
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Zion Baptist Church
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Christian & Jews
Joseph Ripley
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Morning Joy, nt'd
Walking In Victory
Caribbean News In
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Safe

Holiday


* By KARAN MINNIS
THE Bahamas may not be ready for a
waste-to-energy conversion plant, accord-
ing to the Ministry of Health.
Health Parliamentary Secretary Ron
Pinder told The Tribune that although it
would greatly benefit the Bahamas, there
are some major obstacles to the imple-
mentation of such a facility.
Benefits
"Despite the benefits, in order for the
plant to be implemented, the Bahamas
would need to have a more centralised
system in place to transport waste from
the family islands to provide the amount of
waste needed to operate the plant," Mr
Pinder said.
He added that "it would be wise to
remember that everything cost money to
build and operate."
Mr Pinder said there have recently been
11 bids to establish waste-to-energy facili-


* RON PINDER


ties in the Bahamas.
According to the website www.wte.org,
waste-to-energy facilities produce clean,
renewable energy through the combustion
of solid waste in special plants equipped
with the most modern pollution control
technology.
Mr Pinder said: "A facility such as this
can reduce spontaneous combustion, low-
er the costs of electricity and provide a
cleaner environment."
Reduce
The plant could reduce garbage build
up and provide electricity by burning
garbage to turn water into steam, which is
then used to drive a turbine generator that
produces electricity 24-hours a day.
After combustion, an ash residue
remains which is equivalent to about 10
per cent of the original volume trash.
The ash is usually disposed of into land-
fills, can also be used as road aggregate
or in making asphalt.


_ Minister refutes


claims that ULOA


halted protests


at her request


* GLENYS HANNA-MARTIN


NOTE: ZN -TV13rserve .s tergtt aels


TRANSPORTATION and
Aviation minister Glenys Han-
na-Martin has refuted claims
that the United Limousine
Operators Association
(ULOA) halted all demon-
strations in New Providence at
her request.
ULOA president Kendal
Culmer, who made the claim,
has since retracted it and apol-
ogised to the minister.
The ULOA is protesting the
alleged partnership between
the Atlantis Resort and
Bahamas Experience and Lim-
ousine Tours (BELT).
According to the group,
Atlantis receives a 20 per cent
commission on the gross rev-
enue of BELT, and the resort
is actively involved in the trans-
portation industry which by
law is reserved exclusively for


Bahamians.
Last week Friday, Mr Cul-
mer and ULOA vice president
Charles Brooks blocked the
BELT parking lot at the Nas-
sau International Airport
(NIA) for three hours.
Promised
The action the group has
promised to take their demon-
strations to the New York
Stock Exchange, where Kerzn-
er International shares are
traded on the world market, to
bring international attention to
the dispute.
However according to Mr
Culmer, a promising meeting
between the groups on
Wednesday evening has
opened channels for more cor-
dial discussions.


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* By FELICITY INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter
MILES Munroe's Bahamas
Faith Ministries is to broadcast
the first televised service into
Her Majesty's Fox Hill Prison.
This Sunday, BFM will make
history by initiating the first live
TV broadcast direct from its
church on Carmichael Road to
hundreds of inmates at the
prison
The service, called "Men's
Celebration Service" will com-
memorate the first annual
National Men's Day, which is
designed to attract the atten-
tion of all Bahamian men and
offer them sound advice and
inspiration to make their homes
and family lives better.
This Sunday's service has
been sanctioned by acting
Prime Minister Cynthia Pratt,
who, along with Prison Super-
intendent Dr Elliston Rahming,
will be speaking at the service.
The prison's men's choir will
play at the presentation, and
boys from the Ranfurly Chil-
dren's Home and the Simpson
Penn Home for Boys are also
expected to attend.
BFM International's presi-
dent and senior pastor, Dr Miles
Munroe, said his church aims
to reach at least a thousand men
at the event.
Dr Munroe will present a
teaching session called: "The
role and responsibilities of
men".
"The plight of the male in the
Bahamas and the Caribbean
region has been a cause for great
concern for decades," he said.
"From crime to social decay,
domestic violence to rape, bro-
ken homes to illegitimacy and
poverty, have all been blamed


* BFM president Miles Munroe
on the behaviour, irresponsibil-
ity and defective character of
the male.
"The culture of infidelity, bet-
ter known in the region as
"sweet-hearting", has been
blamed for much of the social
conditions that exist in our
nation and region today."
Another concern for the
church is the education of young
men. The ratio of females to
males enrolled at the College of
the Bahamas is "staggering",
said Dr Munroe. Almost 70 per
cent more females than males
are registered at the college.


"The implications are serious
as the progress of the develop-
ment of our nation and the bal-
ance needed to provide stabili-
ty in social conditions and fam-
ily structure are threatened,"
said Dr Munroe.
"Gang warfare, drug abuse
and distribution, domestic vio-
lence, criminal activities and
other immoral behaviour are
creating stress and fear in our
communities.
The live broadcast can be
seen on the church's website,
bfmmm.com, beginning Sunday
at 10pm.


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COMMUNICATION TO PARLIAMENT
BY HON. OBEDIAH H. WILCHCOMBE, MP
MINISTER OF TOURISM
ON
THE ACQUISITION AND RE-DEVELOPMENT OF CABLE BEACH RESORT
PROPERTIES BY BAHA MAR DEVELOPMENT CO. LTD.




One of the major priorities of the Government has been the pursuit of the re-development of the Cable Beach Resort area into a world-class tourist destination and
attraction that would have a major impact on the Bahamian economy. Prime Minister, the Hon. Perry G. Christie, has relentlessly pursued this goal with admirable
success. I am particularly pleased to lay on the Table of the House of Assembly today, the Heads of Agreement dated April 6, 2005, entered into between the Gov-
ernment of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and Baha Mar Development Co. Ltd., providing for this ambitious re-development of Cable Beach. This historic
development envisages an expenditure of not less than $1 Billion in its first phase.

Baha Mar Development Co. Ltd. (Baha Mar) of which Messrs. Dikran and Sarkis Izmirlian are the beneficial owners, has now completed the transaction for the
acquisition from The Hotel Corporation of The Bahamas (The Hotel Corporation), the Government of The Bahamas (the Government) and Ruffin Crystal Palace Hotel
Corporation Ltd. (Ruffin) for the acquisition and re-development of certain Cable Beach properties. The following assets are involved:

1. The Hotel Corporation of The Bahamas
a. Radisson Cable Beach Resort and Golf Course
b. Hobby Horse Hall parceL_..-
c. Fee simple interest in the Wyndham Hotel and Crystal Palace Casino property

2. The Government
a. Fee simple interest in the Nassau Beach Hotel property

3. Ruffin Crystal Palace Hotel Corporation Ltd.
a. The improvements in the Nassau Beach Hotel, Wyndham Hotel and Crystal Palace Casino properties
b. Adjacent beach front property

PURCHASE PRICE AND OTHER BENEFITS

Baha Mar is paying to The Hotel Corporation and the Government $45 Million for the aforementioned interests not including inventories and receivables. Addition-
ally, the following other attractive terms add considerably to the purchase price:

Assumption by Baha Mar of staff obligations, benefits and their continued employment which would have cost The Hotel Corporation in excess of $10 Million
had it severed their employment.
The replacement by the developer and exchange with The Hotel Corporation and the Government of the Development Bank, Gaming Board, straw markets,
Cecil Wallace-Whitfield Centre and Cable Beach Police Station properties. The developer is to share up to 50% of public infrastructure costs
towards new road works, the diversion of West Bay Street with expanded jogging paths, replacement and expanded public utilities etc. Baha Mar will also
meet the cost of a reverse osmosis water plant and a sewerage treatment plant, which is estimated at $16 Million. The preliminary infrastructure costs -
not including the reverse osmosis and sewerage plants are estimated between $70 and $90 Million.
Baha Mar will joint venture with the Government to turn the Cable Beach Golf Course into a first class course, to build a new club house and to expand the
course onto lands formerly owned by Water & Sewerage Corporation with Baha Mar contributing the capital cost and Government sharing in profits but not
sharing in any losses.
A portion of the former Water & Sewerage Corporation site will be acquired by Baha Mar for resort related development purposes at the appraised value.
$12 Million is to be allocated by the new owners for the re-training of staff during the construction period.

PROJECT COMPONENTS

Baha Mar is obligated to carry out a $1 Billion world class resort development under the terms of the Heads of Agreement dated April 6,2005, which would contain
the following components:

*A 1,000-room world-class casino hotel With a 75,600 sq. ft casino
A renovated and expanded 1,000-roomi convention hotel at the RadissobriCable Beach Resort .
A new 300 room luxury Hotel
400 renovated rooms at the Nassau Beach Hotel
Convention and meeting facilities in excess of 100,000 sq. ft.
World class attractions and amenities
Other resort accommodation offerings such as condo-hotels, condominiums, residential clubs and time-share facilities
A mixed use village
A marina. If located at Arawak Cay, Baha Mar would pay for the site on terms to be mutually agreed.

The project is being scheduled to avoid, as far as possible, disruption for staff and major closure of facilities for significant periods of time. An immediate $15
Million refurbishment of the existing casino and hotel facilities will be completed over the next several months. Construction on the project is to start within 12-18
months, with the diversion of West Bay Street, other essential infrastructural works and the replacement of the Government and Hotel Corporation buildings on the
southern side of West Bay Street and adjacent to Breezes. Afterwards, the Wyndham demolition, expansion and construction of new resort facilities will commence.
One hotel will be closed at a time to enable the completion of 2,700 rooms between 2007 and 2009.

WORLD CLASS HOTEL & CASINO PARTNERS

Baha Mar is obligated to enter into final arrangements with world-class hotel partners by August 31, 2005 and a world-class casino partner by December 31,2005.
The developer must make. periodic-reports on the progress of these arrangements.

TITLE TRANSFER CONDITIONS AND OBLIGATIONS

The following provisions have been made in the transfer documents to ensure appropriate title transfers at various stages of the development. These terms and
conditions are as follows:

a. Conveyance of the fee simple in the Radisson and Golf Course at closing. '

b. At closing, assumption by Baha Mar of a 99-year mortgageable leasehold interest over the Wyndham and Nassau Beach properties at the same lease
rental for the unexpired residue of the existing leases and thereafter a considerably higher lease rental during the remainder of the 99-year term.

c. Upon fulfillment by Baha Mar of the conditions precedent contained in Section 21 of the draft Heads of Agreement and construction starts on the new
West Bay Street, Baha Mar would receive conveyance of the freehold on the Hobby Horse parcel, the British American Bank and any other relevant parcels.

d. If Baha Mar fails to start construction of the $1 Billion project then Baha Mar will return the Hobby Horse Hall parcel freehold, or that portion not used, and
the British American Bank and any other relevant parcels at original cost. Baha Mar will receive an option to buy back the Hobby Horse Hall freehold, or that
portion not used, and the British American Bank and any other relevant parcels at original cost for a period of three (3) years conditioned upon Baha Mar
starting construction of the $1 Billion project.

e. When Baha Mar starts construction on the $1 Billion project (which includes the construction of the new hotel casino and convention complex), Baha Mar
would receive freehold conveyances on the Wyndham and the Nassau Beach Hotel properties.

f. If Baha Mar fails to proceed diligently to complete construction of the $1 Billion project then Baha Mar will return the Wyndham and Nassau Beach Hotel
freehold to the Government in return for a mortgageable 99-year lease at the same lease rental for the unexpired residue of the existing leases. For the
remainder of the 99-year term the lease rental is to be mutually agreed. Baha Mar will also re-convey the Hobby Horse Hall freehold, or that
portion not used, at original cost. Baha Mar will receive an option to buy back both the Hobby Horse Hall freehold, or that portion not developed, at original
cost and the Wyndham and Nassau Beach Hotel freehold for $1 for a period of three (3) years conditioned upon completion of at least the $1 Billion project.


g. The replacement buildings namely Cecil Wallace-Whitfield Building, the police station, straw markets, Gaming Board and Bahamas Development Bank
premises are to be conveyed to Baha Mar in exchange for the replacement buildings to be constructed by Baha Mar and when they are ready for
occupation.

h. West Bay Street and median strip are-to be conveyed to Baha Mar-upon completion of the new diverted West Bay Street and jogging paths by way of
exchange.

i. Upon fulfillment by Baha Mar of the conditions precedent set out in Section 21 of the Heads of Agreement, the parties would enter into a joint venture with
respect to a portion of the 103-acre parcel south of the existing golf course.

j. The remainder of the 103-acre parcel to be used for residential and resort development would be purchased by Baha Mar at appraised value.








T TRIBUNEE THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2005, PAGE 9





COMMUNICATION TO PARLIAMENT
BY HON. OBEDIAH H. WILCHCOMBE, MP
MINISTER OF TOURISM
ON
THE ACQUISITION AND RE-DEVELOPMENT OF CABLE BEACH RESORT
PROPERTIES BY BAHA MAR DEVELOPMENT CO. LTD.

CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO TRANSFER OF TITLE AND TERMINATION
OR REDUCTION IN GOVERNMENT'S OBLIGATIONS

The conditions precedent in section 21 of the Heads of Agreement, which must be met by Baha Mar in relation to the project are as follows:
a. The delivery to the Government of reasonably satisfactory evidence of the commitment by Baha Mar of the required equity in the Project of US $400 million, including, without
limitation, equity participation by world-class international hotel and casino partners
b. The provision of satisfactory evidence that Baha Mar has obtained adequate funding for the $1 Billion project
c. The provision of reasonably satisfactory evidence that Baha Mar has secured the commitment of their world-class international hotel partners by August 31, 2005, and casino
equity partners in the Project by December 31, 2005.
d. The preparation and delivery to the Government of detailed plans and specifications to meet relevant projected start dates in the following Project Schedule:
PROJECT SCHEDULE


df vwei. tay uTeei. tJIUO u J4 LqUO
Infrastructure and Base
Roads
(b) Government and Bank 1/06/06 1/04/07
Replacement Buildings_
(c) West Bay Street and 1/04/07 1/08/07
Wyndham Demolition
(d) New Casino and New 1/04/07 1/04/09 1,300 rooms
Construction of Hotel(s) and 75,000 sq.
.f____t. casino
(e) Marina 1/11/07 1/04/09
() Retail/Entertainment 1/1//0 1/04/09
Village ..
(g) Golf Course/Club House 1/06/06 1/04/09
(h) Finish Roadwork and 1/10/06 1/04/09
Utilities Connection
(1) Close Radisson and 1/02/08 1/04/09
Prepare for Construction
J) Construct Convention 1/04/08 1/04/09 1,000 rooms
Hotel _
(k) Renovate Nassau Beach To be To be 400 rooms
Hotel determined determined


e. If Baha Mar fails to perform the undertakings set out in the conditions precedent on or before the date that is 18 months after the date of the execution of the Heads of Agree
ment, or-unless-any.suchundertakings, or any of them, are waived in writing by the Government, then the Government shall have the right to:
i) Terminate or reduce the obligations of the Government to provide the concessions, benefits and incentives to Baha Mar and to terminate the obligations of the Government to
perform the executory provisions of the Heads of Agreement relating to the joint venture for the re-development of the expanded new Cable Beach Golf Course and any other
development on the relevant parcel of land;
ii) Terminate the obligations of the Government to perform all executory provisions of the Government Purchase Agreements on the Government's part including the obligation to
complete the sale to Baha Mar of the properties listed or described in the Schedules to the Government Purchase Agreements thereof; and
iii) Terminate the obligations of The Hotel Corporation to perform all executory provisions of The Hotel Corporation Purchase Agreement on the part of Hotel Corporation to be
performed including the obligation to complete the sale to Baha Mar of the properties listed or described in the Schedules to the Hotel Corporation Purchase Agreement.

SPECIAL CONCESSIONS FOR $1 BILLION DOLLAR PROJECT

In addition to the normal concessions available to all hotels under The Hotels Encouragement Act, certain special concessions being granted by the Government are in respect of casino
fees and taxes, marketing contributions and exemption from stamp duty on construction materials, equipment and vehicles. These special concessions have a value of some 20% of the
$1 Billion development which parallels that granted to Kerzner International in its $1 Billion Atlantis Phase III expansion.

As is the case with all casinos operating in The Bahamas, all fees that were payable to The Hotel Corporation were discontinued in 1999 and the same is being applied to Baha Mar with
respect to the existing Crystal Palace Casino. Upon the opening of the new casino for business, the Government will cause the payment in respect of the annual casino licence fee, and
win tax to be the same as was granted to Kerzner International, which is as follows:

i) Annual Licence Fee of $100,000 per 1,000 sq. ft. of floor space of the new casino

ii) Minimum Win Tax of $4.3 Million in gaming winnings up to $20 Million per year

ill) Win tax of 10% of gaming winnings in excess of $20 Million per year for a period of 21 years commencing from the date of completion of the new casino hotel.

The Government will, with the opening of the new expanded 75,000 sq. ft. casino, permit to be deducted from the casino fees and taxes $5 Million from the amount of the annual licence
fee plus 50% of the annual gaming win tax in excess of $20 Million. These deductions are the same as those enjoyed by the Atlantis casino.

The Kerzner Atlantis development by reason of being located on Paradise Island enjoys the status of a Family Island and accordingly is exempted from stamp duties on all materials
necessary for the construction, equipping, furnishings as well as construction plant and vehicles necessary for construction. The Government has agreed to amend the relevant legisla-
tion to allow the same concessions for the Baha Mar Cable Beach Development or a development in any other part of The Bahamas, which the Government considers to be of special
c I economic importance.

For a period of 8 years, commencing with the opening of the new casino, the Government will contribute $4 Million per year towards the cost and expenses of the marketing activities of
Baha Mar as it currently does with Kerzner International. These combined marketing activities with both Kerzner International and Baha Mar would greatly heighten the awareness of The
Bahamas as a compelling, world class destination and produce spin off benefits for Bahamian tourism generally.

SAll of the foregoing concessions are predicated on Baha Mar spending not less than $1 Billion towards the development, construction and opening of the Cable Beach project. They are in
Ie wth the concessions granted in respect of Atlantis' Phase III $1 Billion expansion.

SKILLS TRAINING, PURCHASE AND UTILIZATION OF BAHAMIAN PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Special provisions are made in the Heads of Agreement regarding skills training for Bahamians, the purchase and utilization of Bahamian products and services and the engagement of
non-Bahamian services where necessary when such services are not available locally. Baha Mar will be obligated to maximize the employment of Bahamians on all stages of development
'and promote entrepreneurial opportunities for Bahamians. The developer will also maximize the employment of Bahamian musicians and artisans and the display of Bahamian artwork at
the project.

With regard to training, the developer will collaborate with the Ministry of Education, Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute and School of Hospitality of The College of The Bahamas or
other agencies designated by the Government. The developer has agreed to offer employment and equal opportunity for qualified Bahamian contractors to participate in the bidding
process and to promote joint ventures between non-Bahamian and Bahamian contractors. At the same time, Baha Mar will implement a programme including loans to small independent
businesses to help develop Bahamian agriculture and fishing industries with the goal of featuring such products in their various restaurants.

Upon completion of the project, a minimum of 3,500 permanent jobs will be created by Baha Mar for Bahamians With about 3,000 persons being employed during construction. Due to the
scale, complexity and tight time frame of the project, the construction will require the involvement of major international construction and specialty contractors. The developer will use
best efforts to ensure that meaningful joint venture arrangements are made with qualified Bahamian companies. With other planned projects coming on stream, it is anticipated that the
local labour pool will not be sufficient to meet the construction requirements of Baha Mar. The relevant Government agencies will work in close collaboration with Baha Mar to ensure that
if Bahamians are not available, that the machinery is established by the relevant Government agencies to efficiently facilitate labour from abroad.

ENVIRONMENTAL SAFEGUARDS

In carrying out this world-class mega resort development, Baha Mar is obligated to do so within the best environmental, engineering and architectural guidelines. Provisions are made in
the Heads of Agreement for the submission of an Environmental Impact Study to be evaluated by BEST Commission, the Ministry of Health and Environmental Services and other relevant
Government agencies. Reasonable protocols and requirements will be established in relation to all aspects of the development and monitoring mechanisms will be put in place. Beach
access by the Bahamian public at Goodman's Bay will continue unimpeded. The Cable Beach median strip popularly used by joggers will be replaced by longer, more attractive and better
landscaped jogging paths along both sides of the new diverted West Bay Street.

DISTRIBUTION OF PROCEEDS

Out of the $45 Million paid for The Hotel Corporation and Government's assets, the $18 Million Hotel Corporation mortgage loan with the Bank of Nova Scotia on the Radisson Cable
Beach Hotel has been satisfied. This loan was obtained in late 2002 to cover operating losses for previous years andito assist with renovations of some 150 closed hurricane-damaged
rooms and other essential works at Radisson. An amount of $10 Million, as previously foreshadowed by the Prime Minister during the sale negotiations, has been paid into the Public
Treasury. The remainder of the proceeds is being utilized to meet payables, professional fees, winding down costs, termination costs of The Myers Management Group, the recovery by
The Hotel Corporation of expenses paid by the Corporation on behalf of the Radisson and the on-going operations of The Hotel Corporation.

With the present sales transaction, there are no debt obligations having to be taken over by the Government unlike several years ago when the Ambassador Beach Hotel (now Breezes)
and the Royal Bahamian Hotel (now Sandals) were sold by The Hotel Corporation for $7 Million and $8.5 Million respectively. At that time, the then Government had to assume the $16.5
Million mortgage on the Royal Bahamian Hotel and pay off the debt.

PAYMENT OF OUTSTANDING TAXES AND PUBLIC UTILITY BILLS

With the sale of the Radisson Cable Beach Resort, the Wyndham Crystal Palace Resort & Casino, and the Nassau Beach Hotel, the Public Treasury, National Insurance Board, Public Utility
Corporations and Pension Funds have considerably benefited by some $27.8 Million from the payment of taxes and accounts due.

FUTURE ECONOMIC IMPACT AND CONFIDENCE IN THE BAHAMIAN ECONOMY

These comprehensive and far sighted Heads of Agreement containing visionary undertakings on the part of the developers and the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
are designed to guarantee a better economic future for present and future employees who will play such a vital part in making Cable Beach into a "must see, one of a kind" world-class
tourist destination. The spin-off effects will considerably impact the Bahamian economy. Global Insight, in its preliminary Economic Impact Analysis, estimates that the cumulative GDP
impact of the project could reach nearly $10 Billion over a period of 18 years and that the cumulative tax impact over the same period could reach over $2.5 Billion. By the best standards,
this project is a clear manifestation of confidence by the investors, their partners and bankers in the economy, Government and people of this nation. The Government will work closely
with the developers to ensure both the future success of the project and the fulfillment of all obligations in the best interest of the Bahamian people.













Examining the Communication of


LET us draw a distinc-
tion between the
"communication of the budget"
and the "Budget Communica-
tion".
Regarding the communica-
tion of the budget, Cynthia
"Mother" Pratt, Deputy Prime
Minister, did an excellent job;
not as the first "woman" to
deliver the Budget Communi-
cation but as a person doing so


for the first time and as a sub-
stitute for the Minster of
Finance, who is no less than the
Prime Minister of the country.
Mrs Pratt was poised and
confident, showing that she was
thoroughly familiar with a
financial speech that few politi-
cal leaders ever get to present
publicly.
Regarding the Budget Com-
munication, meaning the con-
tent delivered by the DPM,


there were both positive and
negative points.
POSITIVES OF
THE BUDGET
COMMUNICATION

First, the inclusion of
additional economic
data as appendices to the Bud-
get Communication, including
current national accounts from
the Department of Statistics,
was a good innovation. The
inclusion of this information
helps analysts make better sense
of the economic information in
the Budget by putting it into
historical perspective.
Some interesting trends
emerge from a review of this
information, which this writer
will discuss in subsequent arti-
cles.
Of course, the idea of putting
summary statistics as an appen-
dix to the Budget Communica-


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tion arose under the previous
administration and was itself an
innovation; prior to that time
no such information was pro-
vided at all.
Second, the positive global
and national economic outlook
discussed in the Communica-
tion was in order. Indeed, the
global economic picture, in par-
ticular, the prospects for growth
in the US economy to which the
Bahamian economy is so intri-
cately tied, is positive.
This said, the Bahamas can
look forward to sustained
growth over the short to medi-
um term, provided the world's
economy is not stagnated by ris-
ing conflicts, oil prices, interest
rate pressures and inflationary
pressures.
Third, the government's
desire to reach a debt-to-GDP
ratio of 30 per cent and rev-
enue-to-GDP ratio of 20 per
cent is commendable; targets
that were achieved in the for-
mer administration in years
2000 and 2001.
Achieving such targets is
important for protecting the fis-
cal situation when the econo-
my turns downward, as was the
case in 2001. Despite the dev-
astating impact of the Septem-
ber 11 terrorist attacks, the gov-
ernment had good borrowing
capacity, of which the new
administration has been taking
full advantage.
Fourth, an increase in the
Venture Capital Fund from $1
million to $2 million is a good
sign. Venture capital funding is
important to growing the
nation's entrepreneurial class.
While increasing the fund is a
good thing, relying on the gov-
ernment to provide such ven-
ture capital will only mean that
the fund will always be inade-
quate to make any meaningful
contribution to funding local
entrepreneurs.
A large and meaningful pri-
vate sector initiative is what is


needed and the government's
effort should be geared toward
encouraging the same.
Fifth and finally, limited tax
increase was good news. The
less the government takes out of
the disposable income of
Bahamians, the greater the
chances of the economy contin-
uing on a growth trend.
NEGATIVES OF
THE BUDGET
COMMUNICATION

First, the effort to make
the Budget Communi-
cation "concise" did sacrifice
"comprehensiveness". Frankly,
the matters of "national strate-
gic importance" that the Budget
Communication was to focus
upon never came out clearly
and if they did, how those mat-
ters related to the financial
numbers in the budget was
unclear.
One got the impression that
these matters would be high-
lighted and discussed as a mat-
ter of proactive consideration
in the Budget; that did not hap-
pen and this was an unfortunate
failure of the Communication.
Some may say that the minis-
ters will cover these matters in
detail in their contributions, but
because the Budget Communi-
cation is a summary of the over-
all government budget, it is pre-
cisely the occasion on which
such critical matters should be
highlighted even if not exten-
sively discussed.
What's more, I have partici-
pated in five budget debates
and observed many more, and
as a general rule no such thing
happens.
Second, the Budget Commu-
nication foreshadowed no
meaningful improvements in
the goods and services offered
by the government to the pub-
lic. There is a $39 million
increase in spending projected,


of which, at least $24 million or
about 62 per cent will go toward
increases in salaries and
allowances.
There is at least an addition-
al 20 per cent or $8 million that
represents increases to swell the
government bureaucracy. This
being the case, there is little free
money to provide new services
or expansion in important exist-
ing services.
This is unfortunate because
most Bahamians believe, and
rightly so, that the government
can provide better services and
can provide additional mean-
ingful services to them.

Third, the Budget Com-
munication forecast
numbers that do not make sig-
nificant progress toward
improving the country's fiscal
situation. Revenue projections
seem overly optimistic, notwith-
standing the good economic cli-
mate that exists in the world
and the nation.
The forecast of $93 million
or a nine per cent increase in
revenue is unrealistic, as it
depends on a buoyancy in the
economy that itself depends on
global economic prospects that
are tentative given oil price
increases, inflationary pressures
and likely increases in interest
rates.
It also depends on the reali-
sation of approved foreign
investment projects that are
unlikely to have a substantial
impact on the economy during
the upcoming fiscal period.
The government should have
been more conservative. In fact,
it has set itself up for a show-
down with both public sector
unions that will demand more in
light of the government's boast
of the "good times ahead".
It has also set itself up for a
show-down with voters, who
will be greatly disappointed that
- notwithstanding the govern-
ment's claims about "good
times" not much is happen-
ing in their communities to sup-
port that assertion.
Additionally, the numbers
communicated show a contin-
uing pattern of high deficits and
increasing national debt.


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THE TIBUNETHU ~L)AY JUNE2,O2CA, NEWS1


the Budget


The forecast of a 2.8 per cent
" GFS deficit is desirable but
doubtful and still too high. The
government should and could
make greater progress in low-
ering the deficit spending of the
country and should show
greater resolve in controlling
unnecessary spending within
government agencies.
Undoubtedly this would be
the desire of the Minister of
State for Finance, but he must
deal with a group of ministers
who seem out of control.
The private sector is right to
express concerns about the high
and sustained deficits of the
government; they know that
such will lead eventually to a
crowding out of available local
capital or increased taxation,
both of which suppress private
sector expansion and economic
growth.

F ourth,, the Budget Com-
munication was vague
on some issues and on others
just seemed to make no sense.
For example, the Communica-
tion spoke of challenges and
opportunities facing the country
in light of economic prospects,
but was extremely vague on
what those challenges and
opportunities were.
The DPM took great pains to
say that a VAT would not be
introduced by the government
"now or in the immediate
future", yet the very first sen-
tence under the topic "Public
Sector Reform" reads this way,
"Clearly there will be height-
ened concentration on the
importance of training by the
Bahamian public and the Public
Service for the eventual transi-
tion to a VAT and for the
implementation of the National
Information and Communica-
tions Framework."
One would think that public
sector reform would have
heightened focus on some of
the more immediate concerns
of the public rather than a VAT
that the government says it will
not be implementing "...now or
in the immediate future".
Throughout the Communica-
tion there are more examples
of this vagueness and confusion.


Fifth, the Communication's
statement on trade issues
was defensive and insulting.
Indeed, the language in it
sounded much like the lan-
guage used by an embattled
Minister of Foreign Affairs,
who is overly sensitive to the
objections reasonable Bahami-
ans have to the government's
approach to the handling of the
CSME issue.
The fact is that the Commu-
nication did not clarify the gov-
ernment's position on the
CSME and shows that even the
DPM is without a good appre-
ciation for the legitimate con-
cerns that Bahamians have
about the .CSME.
Mrs Pratt does not under-
stand that the so-called "dero-
gations" do not address the con-
cerns about joining the CSME
and unless they take a more
mature approach to this issue,
they will harm the interests of
this country.
OVERALL ASSESSMENT

As a general statement,
the Budget Commu-
nication was uninspiring and far
from "feel-good".
It lacked the depth and focus
that would demonstrate a
visionary approach to the needs
of this nation at this time of
global economic and social
change.
It showed little progress in
reforming the state of public
finances or-improving in a sig-
nificant way the fiscal position
of the country.
It signalled little to the nation
as to where we should be head-
ed and what we should be doing
to develop and advance our
own determined path. The
DPM's communication of the
Budget was good but what she
lacked was a good Budget to
communicate.
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Home closed but residents remain


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FROM page one
yesterday, residents and their
supporters were sitting in swel-
tering heat at the conference
table.
Jerome Thompson, a blind
resident, who was obviously
upset over the day's events, said
that a workman was about to
put hurricane shutters up on the
building with residents still
inside.
He said that the locks on the
building were also being
changed and the Cheshire
Home sign has been taken
down. ,
Mr Thompson said that yes-
terday's events were "a com-
plete display of man's inhu-
manity to man."
Yvonne Christofilis, secretary
of the Bahamas National Coun-
cil for Disability, claimed that
BEC is not responsible for the
interruption of electrical power.
She said it was an "internal"
matter. The workman, said Miss
Christofilis, had several of the
electric circuit breakers on the
table. He put them in a plastic
bag and took them with him as
he was instructed to do.
Mr Thompson said that "this
home was built of funds that
the public contributed. Yes, the
Rotary Club may have spear-
headed it, but the public con-
tributed their funds."
However, persons are claim-


ing that the resident manager
has been given more time to
relocate.
Residents of the disabled
home told The Tribune on
Tuesday that they had delivered
a proposal to Johnson Hassan,
the legal firm acting on behalf
of the home's management.
However, Mr. Thompson and
fellow residents claim that the
firm was unable to receive any-
thing from them.
Cathleen Hassan, the man-
agement's attorney, said her law
firm was never instructed to
deal with any proposal con-
. cerning the home.

Closure

She added that her chambers
are only dealing with the clo-
sure of the facility and that the
person delivering the proposal
was directed to forward it to the
appropriate persons on the
committee.
"I did not reject the proposal,
I never saw a proposal, I was
off the island. My office was
instructed that anything that
came to this office in respect to
that, should be directed to the
person whom Mr Thompson has
dealt with. Mr Thompson has
never dealt with me," she said.
Mrs Hassan added: "I am not
the general person for every
activity involved. I have been


given specific instruction that I
am carrying out. They do not
include engaging in perusing of
proposals or negotiating with
the residence about staying on
the premises."
Aneisha Thompson, a neigh-
bour of the residents of the
home, said that when she spoke
with Mrs Hassan over the
phone Mrs Hassan had said that
she was "not dealing with the
proposal or acquisition of any
type, the only thing she was
dealing with was to have them
removed out of the house."
Yesterday, residents of the
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of their proposal to acquire the
management, operation and full
ownership of the home.
The management committee
decided to close the facility for
financial reasons. Residents
were given a final deadline on
Tuesday to vacate the building.
Mrs Hassan reiterated that
the home was never intended
and never designed as a perma-
nent residence for any individ-
ual.
Sheila Culmer, president of
the Bahamas National Council
for Disability, said that the day's
events "saddened" her. "None
of us know in respect of what
we might achieve what can hap-
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PM is '99 per cent




better', says Pratt


FROM page one
Mrs Pratt told The Tribune that
she hopes the Prime Minister
will return to office when she
leaves Nassau to attend an
international summit meeting
near the end of June.
Mrs Pratt is expected to go
to Mexico City between June
23-25 to co-chair the Interna-
tional Women's World Summit
meeting. She said she hopes that
Mr Christie "will be in a posi-
tion" to resume active duty
when she travels.
Mrs Pratt said, at the open-
ing of the Budget debate in the
House of Assembly on Wednes-
day, "rumours claiming that Mr
Christie. has suffered a second
stroke are unjust and false."
Mrs Pratt said she is certain
that "Mr Christie would want
the nation to know that his
health has improved tremen-
dously and he has lost about


twenty-something pounds, and
is now slim and trim and doing
quite well."

Warning

Mrs Pratt warned those mak-
ing false statements about the
Prime Minister's health to be
careful about what she considers
to be "a very sensitive subject."
"None of us know where
sickness lies. We might not feel
ill today, and our doctors may
give us a clean bill of health,
but something can suddenly go
wrong. This is just how uncer-
tain life is, so we have to be
careful about the things we
say," said Mrs Pratt.
Responding to whether Mr
Christie is upset about rumours
concerning his health, Mrs Pratt
told The Tribune that "it's hard
to know when something both-
ers the Prime Minister, because


he is always easy going and is
usually smiling when you see
him."
To her knowledge, Mrs Pratt
said, "Mr Christie is 99 per cent
better and has all his thinking
faculties." She said Mr Christie
is "enjoying his light duties, but
is also enjoying the first vaca-
tion he has had in a very long
time."
"He (Mr Christie) does not
want to commit to active duty
until all is well. He wants to
have his doctors check into a
little problem with his sinuses,
so he prefers to be 100 per cent
when he returns to office,
instead of coming in on light
duty and having to leave again,"
said Mrs Pratt.
She said that what is certain
about the Prime Minister is that
"he is eternally grateful for the
prayers and well-wishers who
have stood by him" throughout
his ordeal.


Economy 'has received



necessary investment'


FROM page one
Bahamas, she declared, is bet-
ter than it has ever been before.
The acting prime minister said
that if there is a specific theme or
philosophy behind this budget, it
would be "social transformation,
a basic tenent of the govern-
ment's political philosophy."
"The Bahamas has shown
remarkable resiliency in the
wake of the September 11, 2001
terrorists attacks in the United
States and the devastating hur-
ricanes that hit us last year. All
economic indicators are look-
ing good, unemployment is
down to 70 per cent, inflation
is down, reserves are up and the
economy grew by 3 per cent in
2004 and is expected to grow
by:3.5 per cent in 2005," said
Mrs Pratt.
The International Monetary
Fund (IMF) has "approved the
government's sound fiscal man-
agement", as well 'as its overall
economic policies, they also
recognised the mechanisms gov-
ernment haye put in place to
enhance fiscal vigilance, she
added.

IAvestment

Addressing the role invest-
ment has played in the growth
of the Bahamas, Mrs Pratt said:
"The government's foreign
investment policy has received
high marks from impartial


observers and international and
regional organisations.
"The investment climate in
the Bahamas is better than it
has ever been before, and we
have been able to attract some
high end, high quality investors,
whose investments have result-
ed in a full gamut of develop-
mental projects throughout the
Bahamas," said Mrs Pratt.

Services

Education, Health and
National Security this year
again received the lion's share
of the recurrent budget alloca-
tions,- together they receive
more than 44.8 per cent of the
total allocations.
"Education is fundamental to
social transformation and
empowerment. Emphasis is
being placed on pre-school and
primary school development
and curriculum relevance," Mrs
Pratt said.
The acting prime minister
explained that tertiary educa-
tion at the College of the
Bahamas (COB) is being fund-
ed to the tune of $20 million,
plus fees, and increase of more
than 20 per cent compared to
last year.
"This is critical in preparing
COB for its eventual transfor-
mation to university status," she
noted.
Combined, education gets
$216 million or 17.8, per cent of


the total budget.
Health, another fundamental
aspect of social transformation,
receives $185 or 15 per cent of
the total allocated budget.
"The cost of health care con-
tinues to rise and many of our
people cannot afford private
insurance. In addition Bahami-
ans are becoming acutely aware
of the importance of the envi-
ronment and are making their
voices heard on environmental
matters.
"The Budget reflects the gov-
ernment's commitment to
ensuring that Bahamians have
access to basic quality health
care and put the department of,
environmental service in,-,:
resources'to effectively guard
our environmental resources,"
said the acting prime minister.
The third largest chunk of the
budget goes to National Securi-
ty, with the combined allocation
for the security services agen-
cies is $146 million or almost 12
per cent of the budget.


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An opportunity to reflect


VIEWPOINT

GEORGE MAC KE Y


was the legendary Mr Daniel
Knowles, an icon in local
transportation history.
What we also found to be
quite impressive was the
record keeping of that organ-
isation, for, on our inquiring,
the incumbent president Mr
Leon Griffin was able to
immediately supply us with
not only the names of all
those who headed that union
throughout its existence, but


we enjoy today, and what far
too many of us now take for
granted. '
In our presentation, we
referred to them as unsung
heroes, and our document-
ing of their names and'
achievements for posterity's
sake assures them of a place
in local trade union history.
Almost daily, we encounter
experiences wher soiire
members of today's genera-


T HE honoured privi-
lege was afforded us
by The National Congress of
Trade Unions and The
Bahamas Trade Union Con-
gress to give a lecture at their
Labour Institute on Tuesday
of this week. Venue for the
occasion was Workers
House, Harrold Road, and
our topic was entitled: "A
Labour Reflection over the
Past".
Held in conjunction with
other activities planned for
celebrating this year's Labour
Day holiday, the event
allowed us the opportunity
to reflect upon the develop-
ment of the trade union
movement over the past six
decades a period that is
generally referred to as the
modern era of local trade
unionism.
This distinction is neces-
sary, because reports occa-
sionally surface of previous
attempts at uniting Bahamian
workers like that attributed
to the late Mr Theo Far-
quharson for his attempt at
uniting local employees of
the Morton Salt Company,
when that industrial enter-
prise commenced its opera-
tion at Inagua prior to the
1940s. However, in the
absence of documentary evi-
dence of such efforts, no sub-
stantive conclusion can be
accorded the same for his-
torical purposes.
In researching the contents
of our discourse, we were
delighted to discover some
facts about the evolution of
local trade unionism of which
we were previously unaware.
One such example of this
was our finding out that Mr
Bert Cambridge, a distin-
guished organist and mem-
ber of the House of Assem-
bly in the 1940s and early
1950s, was the first president
of The Bahamas Taxi-cab
Union. And further, that
included among his immedi-
ate successors in that office


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also the period of their
respective tenures.
One thing that gave us
great satisfaction in preparing
our lecture was the opportu-
nity it afforded us to docu-
ment the contributions made
to the development of local
trade unionism by some per-
sons who, although not offi-
cers simply ordinary foot
soldiers but whose courage
and sacrifices, nevertheless,
assisted in securing for us
some of the significant, gains


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"In reflecting on the fate of former
union leaders after'demitting
office, we informed the gathering
that: some have gone into
management, some have gone into
politics, some have passed on,
some have retired and now work
for themselves and have become
entrepreneurs, some had stayed on
too long and were driven from
office, some were driven from
office by scandal, and a few have
spent time in leadership training as
an aspect of succession planning."


PAGE 14, THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2005


THE TRIBUNE














on trade union movement


it is arguable whether or not
two separate umbrella union
organisations is the best way
for the local trade union
movement to proceed given
its antecedence or which
role does a management
union play in the whole
scheme of things, we also
pointed out that these are
matters for their respective
affiliated members to pon-
der.

H1owever, we were
quick to express
our admiration of the fact
that, despite whatever differ-
ences might exist between
them, all unions had agreed
to jointly celebrate and par-
ticipate in the activities of
this year's Labour Day. By
so doing, they all seem to at
least accept the notion that:
"There is strength in unity."
In reflecting on the fate of
former union leaders after


demitting office, we informed
the gathering that: some have
gone into management, some
have gone into politics, some
have passed on, some have
retired and now work for


themselves and have become
entrepreneurs, some had
stayed on too long and were
driven from office, some
were driven from office by
scandal, and a few have spent
time in leadership training as
an aspect of succession plan-
ning.
In pointing out that things
do not always go according
to plans, we informed those
in attendance that, over the
many years, unions and many
of the leaders we had
referred to have had to take
some actions that were not
always popular.


However, while some of
activities did not always turn
out right, they, nevertheless,
were done in pursuance of
the interest of members. In
this regard, we were refer-


ring to strikes, sit-ins, sick-
outs, go slows, black-outs,
and work-to-rule activities,
which invariably affected the
customers who, in most cases,
supported the cause of the
workers.
Continuing, we warned
present union members and
leaders that they should be
aware of the facts of trade
union history, for it is a tru-
ism that if we fail to learn
from past experiences, we are
most likely to repeat them.
Put another way, we added
that contrary to the popular
cliche which says "history


repeats itself", it has always
been our contention that
nothing can be further from
the truth. What in fact actu-
ally occurs, we stated, is that
fools, through their igno-
rance, relive history.

tressing the need for
the trade union move-
ment to expand its current
involvement to include let-
ting its voice be heard on
national issues, we advised
those in attendance that we
are living in extremely chal-
lenging times.
In elaborating on this
point, we stated that by the
notion of regional integration
- whether it is WTO or
FTAA or CSME we are
talking about globalisation.
Expounding further on this
point, we explained that glob-
alisation entails increased
competition, mergers, down-
sizing, increased out-sourc-
ing, privatising and re-engi-
neering.
In view of the above, we
emphasised that the chal-
lenge for unions will be just
as serious as it has been in
the past. Thus, greater efforts
will have to be exerted to
maintain the gains that have
been earned over these many


years. This, we pointed out,
will require a greater focus
being placed on training, re-
training, job rotation and,
more importantly, the whole
notion of increased produc-
tivity will play a much greater
role in structuring future con-
tracts.
Being cognisant of the
trade union movement's abil-
ity to rise to the occasion in
meeting challenges in the
past, we expressed our confi-
dence that they will contin-
ue to play their critical and
responsible role as an equal
social partner, as we strive
collectively to make our
Bahamas a better and more
equitable place.
Finally, we reminded the


trade union movement that
it has a goodly heritage and a
record of which it can be
proud, and, collectively, gov-
ernment, owners, workers
and worker representatives
must accept the fact that we
all have a role to play in the
development of The
Bahamas.
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Fred Mitchell: Bahamas must maintain





diplomatic relations with Cuba and Haiti


* By LINDSAY
THOMPSON
Bahamas Information
Services
IT IS necessary for the
Bahamas to maintain diplo-
matic relations with the
Republic of Cuba and the
Republic of Haiti, said For-
eign Affairs Minister Fred
Mitchell.
"The relationship with Cuba
and Haiti is similar to the rela-
tionship that we must have, by
necessity, with the United
States," he said. "We are
joined together by geography
and so we have no choice but
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Mr Mitchell recalled the
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marines .were killed when
Cuban military jets sank the
HMBS Flamingo.
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consular services
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He said that as Haiti is
about 90 miles from the
Bahamas it is in the country's
best interest to have good rela-
tions with the Haitian govern-
ment.
"We have to work out all
the issues,, which we have to


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He referred to the coming
elections in Haiti to replace
the interim government estab-
lished following the uprising
that forced President Jean-
Bertrand Aristide from office
in February, 2004.
Said Mr Mitchell: "There is
the practical necessity of hav-
ing to have good relations with
Haiti because the migrants
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have to be accepted by
the government that's in pow-
er."

Domestic
"There are the implications
of the domestic politics of
Haiti with the departure of
President Jean Bertrand Aris-
tide and the interim adminis-
tration and its relationship to
our CARICOM partners.
"CARICOM has certain
principles, which you have to
adhere to contained in the
Civil Society Charter and they
have to do with democratic
governance and this applies to
every member of CARICOM.
"We are going to face the
issue again shortly with Suri-
name because the former dic-
tator is running in elections
soon and it is being said that
he may win.
"The question is, whether
this man who is wanted for
criminal behaviour is going to
be someone that we are look-
ing to support as head of
state," Mr Mitchell pointed
out.
The minister said the issues
involving Haiti are complex,
and that therefore the only
demand of CARICOM is that
the country conducts free and
fair elections.
He said this means that all
political parties must be able
to participate, and security
must be in place.
"That's not onerous. We
have said that all of the eco-


nomic systems which they
deserve and which they
promised must be delivered,"
said Mr Mitchell.
He also commented on the
growing bilateral relations
between the Bahamas and the
People's Republic of China,
despite its dispute with Tai-
wan.
He noted that China is con-
sidered an economic giant and


that recent economic analysis
shows that in the year 2020,
China and India will be the
two economies competing with
the United States for suprema-
cy.
"China has a significant out-
reach to us, India has also
made some overtures and we
have responded in kind," Mr
Mitchell said. "There is likely
to be improved trade ties with


both countries. Trade with
China has increased signifi-
cantly in the eight years that
we have had diplomatic rela-
tions."
With regard to Taiwan (the
Republic of China), Mr
Mitchell said the Bahamas
government has supported the
one-China policy, but does not
support the settling of its dis-
pute with the People's Repub-


lic of China by force.
"We go as far as saying
there should be one country.
That's as far as we could
go.
The Bahamas and its foreign
policy have to be careful how
it advocates use of state
force in circumstances such as
that.
"We've made that position
clear," Mr Mitchell said.


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Phat Groove Comedy All-Stars Tour @ the Wyndham
Rain Forest Theatre. Hosted by comedian Rob Staple-
ton. Featured acts: Lady Roz G, A G White and John
Lassiter. Tickets: $25, can be purchased at The Juke
Box, Mall at Marathon; Let's Talk Wireless, Harrold Rd,
Marathon Road; Cell City, Rosetta Street; and Alpha
Sounds, East Street & Ross Corner. VIP card holders:
$15 in advance. For more information call 426-3822.
Doors open @ 8pm, show starts at 9pm sharp.

Wild Jungle, each and every Wednesday night @ Club
Trappers, Nassau's "upscale" gentleman's club. Fea-
turing a female body painting extravaganza. Free body
painting @ 8 pm. Ladies always welcome. Admission:
Men free before 10 pm. Females free. There will be
free food and hors d'oeuvres between 9 and 10 pm.
Open until 4 am.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Karaoke Nights @ Fluid Lounge and Nightclub. Begins
10pm every Tuesday. Weekly winners selected as Vocal-
ist 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 numer-
ous 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 @ Cable Beach. Happy Hour every Friday
- 3 for $10 mixed drinks and $1 shots. Bahamian Night
(Free admission) every Saturday with live music from 8
pm to midnight. Karaoke Sundays from 8 pm to mid-
night, $1 shots and dinner specials all night long.


Comedy All-Stars Tour


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Groove Entertainment presents this year's
Comedy All-Stars Tour. The comedy show is
set to take place at the Wyndham Rain For-
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tional funny man, Rob Stapleton.
The show will feature performances by comedians,
Lady Roz G, A G White and John Lassiter. (Lady
Roz G will headline the show.)
Rosalyne Gholston, also known as Big Roz, Roz G
or Lady Roz G, is said to be one of the funniest up-
and-coming female comedians in the US.
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is no stranger to large audiences. She has more than 10


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 ll1pm. Men, $15 cover charge.

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

The Graham Holden Deal @ The Green Parrot....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, Wednesdhy-Thursday 8pm-12am.

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

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

Mi The Arts .

Bahamian artist and blacksmith Tyrone Ferguson
will introduce the basic principles of welding and shap-
ing metal during a National Art Gallery of the Bahamas
Youth Workshop on Saturday, June 4 and June 11. Par-
ticipants in the Metal Workshop will assist in the con-
struction of a metal door that will be installed at the
gallery.
This workshop will be held at NAGB, West and West
Hill Sts and is for children between the ages of 10 and
18. It will run from 10am-lpm each Saturday. Cost: $5
(members) and $8 (non-members).
Call 328-5800 to reserve a space for your child.


years experience as a motivational speaker on 12-
Step programmes and women's issues, across the Unit-
ed States.
She has also opened for well-known personalities
like Jamie Foxx, Mike Epps, Cedric the Entertainer,
Broman, Glenn Lewis, Tank, Blue Magic, DMX, Brett
Butler, Sommore, A.J. Johnson and Tracy Morgan.
Tickets for tomorrow's show can be purchased at
The Juke Box, Mall at Marathon; Let's Talk Wireless,
Harrold Rd, Marathon Rd; Cell City, Rosetta St; and
Alpha Sounds, East St & Ross Comer. Admission: $25;
VIP card holders $15 in advance. For more informa-
tion call 426-3822. Doors open @ 8pm, show starts at
9pm sharp.


mule for drug runners. She has to swallow dozens of
thumb-sized capsules of heroin and smuggle them into
New York, but not everything goes as planned.
Discussants following the screening will be Tamico
Gilbert of Amnesty International and Jessica Minnis
of the College of the Bahamas. Admission is free.
Refreshments will be on sale. The film is not appro-
priate for children.
Maria Full of Grace is part of the Wide Angle cinema
programme by the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas
in collaboration with the School of English Studies.

Christopher Cozier, an exhibition of drawings and a
series of prints runs until June 17 @ New Providence Art
& Antiques, Bank Lane, 11am 5pm. Christopher Cozi-
er is an artist and writer living and working in Trinidad.
His work, which explores the ambitions, hopes and con-
tradictions of Caribbean society in the post-colonial
era, has been exhibited in museums and galleries world-
wide. His work has over the years, consisted of multi-
media projects, involving sound, video, live perfor-
mances and installations, including drawings, construc-
tions and appropriated objects. For more information
call 328-7916 or log on to www.npartantiques.com

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 collec-
tion, including recent acquisitions by Blue Curry, Anto-
nius Roberts and Dionne Benjamin-Smith. Gallery
hours, Tuesday-Saturday, llam-4pm. Call 328-5800 to
book tours.

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


yoga classes for all levels will be conducted by Mar-
garet Evans, registered yoga teacher.
* Tuesdays & Thursdays: May 24 through June 30 (six
weeks) from 6pm 7:30pm. Cost: $120.
* Saturdays: May 28 through July 2 (five weeks) from
10am- 11:30 am. Cost: $50. There will be no class June 4.
Sessions will be held at the Trinity Methodist Church
Parking Lot (air-conditioned). Wear loose comfortable
clothing, bring a yoga or exercise mat, and a towel. Call
394-2121 or 477-3903, for more information.

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 Mon-
day 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 syndrome and the most common
serious injuries and choking that can occur in adults,
infants and children. CPR and First Aid classes are
offered every third Saturday of the month from 9am-
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 cafeteria of the BEC
building, Blue Hill Road.

Civic Clubs

Toastmasters Club 1095 meets Tuesday, 7:30pm @ C C
Sweeting Senior School's Dining Room, college Avenue
off Moss Road. 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 @ Super-
Clubs 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 Whit-
ney Pinder Building, Collins Ave at 6pm. Club 612315
meets Monday 6pm @ Wyndham Nassau Resort, Cable
Beach. Club 753494 meets every Wednesday, 6pm-8pm
in the Solomon's 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 Tues-
day, 6.30pm @ Atlantic House, IBM Office, 4th floor
meeting room.

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

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

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


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and back to Central Bank's parking Lot.
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WHEREAS, on June 18, 1973, Bahamair, distinguished
by its mandate to connect the Family Island to the Capital and
assist in the development of the tourism was inaugurated as the
national Airline of The Bahamas; and

WHEREAS, now celebrating its thirty second anniversary,
Bahamasair now provide services to the major Family Islands,
Orlando, West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale Miami, Santo
Domingo, Turks and Caicos Islands, providing 50 daily departures
from Nassau; and

WHEREAS, Bahamasair began with 100 employees and
today employs more than 700 aviation professionals who have
persevered through good times and bad times; and

WHEREAS, Bahamasair in its thirty two year history is
a generous corporate citizen, having donated funds and airline
tickets to thousands of non-profit, charity and civic organizations,
have provided special rates for passengers who are gravely ill,
have provided emergency service to evacuate our citizens from
impending danger, have provided emergency service in times
of national crisis; and

WHEREAS, The Bahamas salutes Bahamasair and its
employees for their continued dedication to providing continuous
service, affordable fares, and schedule service flights;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CYNTHIA A. PRATT,
ACTING PRIME MINISTER OF THE
COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS, do hereby
proclaim the month of JUNE, 2005, as "BAHAMASAIR
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THE Bahamas was yesterday
blamed by Swiss proscutors for
the collapse of a three-and-a-
half year probe into an organi-
sation accused of financing al
Qaeda and other terror groups.
Claude Nicati, the deputy
Swiss federal prosecutor,
claimed the Bahamas "never
gave a useable response" to
requests for judicial assistance
in relation to the case involv-
ing Nada Management Organi-


sation, which had controlled
Bank Al Taqwa, a former
Bahamian bank that went into
voluntary liquidation in early
2001.
Swiss investigators said the
Bahamian bank's account
records were pivotal to their
case. No evidence has been pro-
vided by anyone to back up the
claims against Bank Al Taqwa
and its affiliates since they first
surfaced in 2001.


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The Swiss allegations are Tribune Business Editor
unproven, and it is possible
their prosecutors were trying to A BAHAMIAN attorney
create a diversion from their has urged that this nation's
own difficulties by attributing financial services industry be
blame for the case's collapse 'ring fenced' or "completely
elsewhere. carved out" of any agreement
However, the allegations to sign utip to the Caribbean'
against the Bahamas over its Single Market and Economy
purported lack of co-operation (CSME), as the revisedIr
could potentially damage rela- Treaty's harmonisation provi-
tions with the US, which has led sions would prevent the sec-
the campaign against Bank Al tor from using products that
Taqwa and its related entities. could give it a competitive
Swiss suthorities halted the -edge.
probe into Nada Management John Delaney, a partner
Organisation, formerly Al with Higgs & Johnson and an
Taqwa Management Organisa- FNM Senator, said Article
tion, on Tuesday after Switzer- 74(2) of the revised Treaty of
land's highest court, the Feder- Chaguaramas called upon all
al Criminal Court, ruled last signatory states to "harmonise
month that the prosecutor's laws and administrative prac-
office must either bring charges tices" in areas relating to com-
by the end of May or end its pany law and other legal enti-
investigation. According to ties, and on commercial arbi-
news reports, no details were tration.
provided on why the investiga- He explained that such har- E JOHN DELANEY
tion was suspended, monisation efforts,which were
Hansjuerg Mark Wiedmer, a likely to force the Bahamas to
spokesperson for the Swiss come into line with other foundations, retardingg" the commercial arbitration laws,
prosecutor's office, told CARICOM states, could have sector's growth at a time when Mr Delaney said this could cut
reporters the case was a "qual- major implications for it was seeking to re-establish right across the Bahamas'
ified success" and could be reac- Bahamian financial products differentiation from its com- plans to establish this nation
tivated at any time if new evi- such as International Business petitors.
SEE page eight Compinies (IBCs), trusts and And on harmonisation of SEE page four


Montaque Securities

creates new afUales
* By YOLANDA DELEVEAUX
Senior Tribune Reporter
MONTAQUE Securities International, the Bahamian invest-
ment and financial services advisory firm, yesterday announced
the creation of two new companies, Montaque Corporate Part-
ners and Montaque Capital Partners, to take over a number of
functions formerly carried out by their parent. The three entities
will collectively be kfiown as The Montaque Group.
"The development was in response to the changes in the reg-
ulatory environment and the desire not only to streamline oper-
ations but also take advantage of new opportunities from a dif-
ferent perspective and marketing strategy," said Owen Bethel,
president and managing director of the Group.
Mr Bethel added that the new structure is expected to facili-
tate the marketing of specific products within the company and
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BEST drops private

sector suggestions

from NGOs Bill

E By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor'
A GOVERNMENT body appears to have gone back on the
inclusion of amendments to the Non-Governmental Organisa-
tions Bill 2005 that were suggested by the private sector, revert-
ing back. to the $25,000 revenue .threshold at which such groups
have to submit their accounts to an external auditor.
The first draft of the Bill to regulate the establishment and
registration of NGOs, prepared by the Bahamas Environment,
Science and Technology Commission (BEST), proposed that all
such organisations with annual.revenue or grants of $25,000 or
more submit their accounts to be audited by an independent
auditor, before these were supplied to Registrar of NGOs.
A second draft of the Bill released on March 22 increased this
audit limit to $100,000, mirroring suggestions from the private
sector le.d: by ,the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce, which
warned that the external audit stipulition could be "cost pro-
hibitive for many smaller NGOs that serve a very useful.func-
SEE page six


$2.5 billion investment"

project before Cabinet

* By YOLANDA DELEVEAUX
Senior Tribune Reporter
ALLYSON MAYNARD-GIBSON, minister of financial services
and investments, has confirmed the proposed $2.5 billion Ginn
Corporation investment is now before the Cabinet, which is in
the process of reviewing the application.
The minister declined, however, to comment further on the
issue, saying only that it would be inappropriate to do so while it was
before Cabinet.
Meanwhile, The Tribune has learned that the two parties have
reached an impasse in their negotiations on the $2.5 billion invest-
ment project for Grand Bahama.
Although the Cabinet has yet to approve the project, government
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PROPERTIES LISTED FOR SALE

Contact Account Officer listed below by using number code above each property.
HOUSES/APARTMENTS/COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS


(702) Lot #30 Golden Gates.
#1, containing a duplex/
apartment residence, with 2
- two bed one bath, living,
dining rooms and kitchen
units (lot size 6,000 sq ft.).
Appraised value $177,000.
(433) Lot #165 located
Dorsetteville Subdivision,
Bamboo Town Southern
District containing duplex
apartment building (2,112
sq. ft.). Property 5,000 sq. ft
(50 x 100). Appraised value
$180,000.
(401) Lots # 17 & #18 Crown
Allotments, Love Hill Settle-
ment, Andros. Containing
a two-storey res. Appraised
Value $100,000.
(702) Lot #26 Block #22 En-
glerston containing a duplex
apartment. Property size
5,000 sq. ft. Appraised valued
$60,000
(806) Lots #1 & #2, Block
3 with a parcel situated
between Lot #1, Block 3, con-
taining a 4 bedroom condo-
minium Sunset View Villas,
West Bay Street. Appraised
Value $750,000.
(806) Lot #13, Block 4 of
Coral Waterways, Section
One, Coral Harbour, New
Providence with two houses
and a swimming pool, #312
N.P. bounded Northwardly
by a canal or waterway of the
said Subdivision known as
Flamingo waterway and run-
ning 102.004 ft. Eastwardly by
lot #14 and 146.145ft South-
wardly by a reservation for a
private road. Appraised Value
$530,000
(601) Lot #25, containing
a fourplex (2 bed 1 bath)
George Glinton Subdivision
- west of Kennedy Subdivi-
sion, off Soldier Road Lot
approximately 8,967 sq. ft.
- Appraised value $172,000.
(433) Lot #27 of Village Al-
lotment #14 in the Eastern
District, containing residence
situated on Denver Street off
Parkgate Road in the Ann's
Town Constituency, New
Providence. Property size
2,500 sq. ft. Building size
990 sq. ft. Appraised value
$50,000.
(304) Lot #213 containing
residence in Elizabeth Estates
East Subdivision, New Provi-
dence. Appraised value: TBO


(304) Lot #2 in block #8,
Steward Road, Coral Heights
East Subdivision situated
in Western District of New
Providence, approx. size
8,800 sq. ft. with a split level
containing two bed, two bath,
living, dining & family rooms,
kitchen and utility room
- approx. size of building
2,658 sq. ft.. Appraised value:
$322,752
(102) Condominium Unit
N-310 Silver Sands Lodge,
Freeport, Grand Bahama. Ap-
praised value: TBO
(902) Parcel of land located
at the southern end of Tar-
pum Bay containing a single
family two-storey residence
4,888 sq. ft. 7 bedrooms/2
bathrooms. Appraised value
$77,000.
(902) Lot #4 located in "The
Village" in the settlement of
Rock Sound, Eleuthera with a
11/2 storey building contain-
ing a 3 bed, 2 bath, kitchen,
living room and linen closet.
Appraised value $109,795
(902) Lot #80 (57 ft x 50 ft)
located Tarpum Bay, Eleu-
thera containing 3 bed, 11
bath house. Appraised valued
$80,000
(902) 0.281 acre lot situated
Governor's Harbour with (1)
2 storey stone commercial
and apartment building con-
taining six apartment units,
one laundry and (2) One
storey building containing
two 2 bed/1 bath apartments.
Appraised value $387,900.
(902) Lot situated North Pal-
metto Point, 100 x 100 x 10Ox
100 containing a one story
house with 3 bed, 2 bath,
living room, kitchen and
linen closet. Appraised value
$123,192.
(902) Lot #14, Block #23 (125
x 80) sittiated Rainbow Bay,
Eu0 thera'coiftaining alone, ;
storey housVe'with 2bed-1-: :I2
bath, kitchen, living room
and 2'linien' 'clOsets. Appraised
value $89,998.
(902) Lot of land 94 x 94 x
150 x 150 on Queens High-
way just south of Palmetto
Point with a two storey stone
building containing two
apartments. Each unit has 3
bed/21/2 bath, kitchen, living
room and 3 linen closets. Ap-
praised value $287,209.


(902) Lot #50 x 75 x 75 x
51 situated in Tarpum Bay
containing a one storey stone
house with a 3 bed/2 bath,
kitchen, living room and
linen closet. Appraised value
$107,750.
(400) Lot #100 of Bahama
Spring Subdivision, Section 1
of San Andros on the Island
of Andros. 150' x 125', total
approx. $18,750 sq.ft. with
duplex 2 bed, 1 bath each.
Appraised value $62,000.
(105) Lot with three bed, two
and a half bath residence,
situated Bailey Town, North
Bimini. Appraised value TBO
(903) Lot #15 located Johnson
Harbour View Estate, Harbour
Island, size 6,750 sq. ft. with
a 3 bed, 2 bath residence.
Estimated value $95,000.
(901) Lot #7 Johnson's Har-
bour View Estates, Harbour
Island. 9,063 sq. ft. con-
taining 4 bed/3 bath CBS
residence. Appraised value
$421,000.
(601) Property located Mones-
tary Park on Lot #105 (7,138
sq. ft.). Appraised Value
$136,000.
(105) Condminium Unit 1
bedroom, 11/2 bath with loft
located Sampson Ridge,
South Bimini. Appraised
value TBO
(903) Southern portion of Lot
#27, located Johnson's Har-
bour View Estates, Harbour
Island. Lot size 72 x 48, con-
taining a 2 storey building.
Appraised value $110,000.
(902) Lot of land 175 x 184 x
175 x 200 situated one mile
south of the Palmetto Point
intersection, containing a par-
tially completed two storey
structure. Appraised value
$107,222.
: 601) Property located
Mason's Addition with partly
completed restaurant. Value
$40,000
(902) Lot (8,000 sq. ft.) situ-
ated Sand's Alley, North Pal-
metto Point with incomplete
triplex (concrete structure
- belt course 2,529.6 sq. ft).
Appraised value $49,414.
(601) Lot (3,150 sq. Ft.) lo-
cated Mason's Addition with
partly completed restaurant.
Appraised value $35,000.


VACANT PROPERTIES


(701) 2 Vacant lots situated
Domingo Heights Subdivi-
sion, east of East St. South
and north of Malcolm Allot-
ment. Appraised value TBO.
(304) Lot D-2,415 west of Fox
Hill Road and 659 ft. south
of Joe Farrington Road, New
Providence. Appraised value:
TBO
(702) Undeveloped Lots #35
& #36 Monastery Park. Val-
ued $80,000.
(565) Vacant lot #5 located
Eleuthera Island Shores, Sea-
side Drive Section B, Block
#15, Eleuthera, Bahamas.
9,691 sq. ft. Appraised value
$21,805.
(902) Vacant Lot situated
South Palmetto Point, Eleu-
thera, North of Public Road


known as "Hog Hole Road".
Dimensions 140 x 135 x 100 x
35. Appraised value $15,000
(902) Lot #46, Block #32, Ba-
hamia. Section 1X Freeport,
Grand Bahama 90 ft wide
along Stratford Way and 150
ft along Stratford Court. Ap-
praised value $26,000.
(108) Lot #296 Section A
Royal Bahamian Est., Grand
Bahama, vacant single family
lot .49 acre. Appraised value
$22,000
(902) Lot #5 & 6A, Block #3
Club Estates Subdivision situ-
ated in Rock Sound near the
Rock Sound Club. Appraised
value $25,000.
(902) Lot #5 of Bowles Tract,
8.35 acres (2,017.17 ft x 200
ft.) located approximately 2


miles southeast of Governor's
Harbour. Appraised value
$292,000
(401) Lot #38 located Love
Estates Subdivision western
district of New Providence.
Approximate size 1.39 acre
Appraised value $300,000.
(400) 1 acre parcel of land sit-
uated Conch Sound, Andros.
Appraised value $18,000.
(565) Lot #3 located Bahama
Village Subdivision, San
Andros, Bahamas. Appraised
value $15,400.
(205) Lot B being 5,787 sq. ft
located approximately 1,101
ft north of Carmichael Rd and
3,500 ft east of Faith Avenue
in the Western District of
New Providence. Appraised
value TBO


OFFICERS & BRANCHES


OFFICERS COMMERCIAL
BANKING CENTRE
Tel: 242-356-8567
(802) Mr. Marvin Clarke
(803) Mr. Brian Knowles
(806) Mr. Carlton Neymour
(807) Mr. Larry Bowleg
(808) Mrs. Hope Sealey
PALMDALE SHOPPING
CENTRE
Tel: 242-302-3800
(201) Mr. David Barr
(202) Mr. Frank Dean
NASSAU INT'L AIRPORT
Tel: 242-377-7179
(433) Mrs. Lindsey Peterson
GOVERNOR'S HARBOUR,
ELEUTHERA
Tel: 242-332-2856/8
(902). Mr. Brian Hanna
HARBOUR ISLAND BRANCH
Tel: 242-333-2230
(901) Mr. Antonio Eyma
(903) Mrs. Rose Bethel


ANDROS TOWN
Tel:242-368-2071
(400) Mrs. Vanessa Scott
NASSAU MAIN BRANCH
Tel: 242-322-8700
(701) Mrs. Stephanie Saunders
(702) Mr. Jim Strachan
(703) Mrs. Venus Bonimy
JFK DRIVE BRANCH
Tel: 242-325-4711
(401) Mr. Jerome Pinder
PRINCE CHARLES
SHOPPING CENTRE
Tel: 242-393-7505/8
(501) Mr. Keith Lloyd
CABLE BEACH
Tel: 242-327-6077
(466) Mrs. Winnifred Roberts
MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO
Tel: 242-367-2420
(908) Mrs. Joyce Coleby-Riviere
(909) Mrs. Sylvia Poitier
(910) Mrs. Joyce Mackey
BIMINI BRANCH
Telephone:242-347-3031


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(105) Ms Velderine Laroda
LOAN COLLECTION CENTRE
Tel: 242-394-3560
(716) Mrs. Ingrid Simon
(717) Mrs. Kaye Forsythe
(723) Mrs. Janet Dorsett
(724) Mrs. Nancy Swaby
(725) Ms. Marguerite Johnson
(565) Mrs. Catherine Davis
MACKEY STREET
Tel: 242-393-3097
(601) Ms. Nicola Walker
BAY & VICTORIA BRANCH
Tel: 242-322-2451/3
(301) Mrs. Caroline Turnquest
(303) Mr. Desmond McIntosh
(304) Mrs. Alicia Thompson
FREEPORT, MAIN BRANCH
Tel: 242-352-6631/2.
(101) Mr. Toure Holder
(102) Mrs. Damita Newbold-
Cartwright
(103) Ms. Garnell Frith
(104) Ms. Jackie Knowles
(108) Ms. Sylvie Carey

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ANS BACHER

ANSBACHER (BAHAMAS) LIMITED

Ansbacher in the Bahamas invites applications from qualified individuals
for a

CLIENT ACCOUNTING MANAGER
Salary + Banking Benefits + Performance Based Incentive Scheme

The Client Accounting Manager reports to the Director of Fiduciary
and is responsible for the overseeing of a profitable Client Accouting
Department in the preparation of financial statements for clients. He/she
is also responsible for maintaining accounting records for Trust and
Companies while complying with ABL's Systems of Internal Control
and liason with Internal and External Auditors.

Candidates should have a minimum of 5 years experience in a senior
management position with proven ability to achieve objectives and
meet deadlines.

Education should be to a degree level with a relevant professional
qualification such as CPA. It.is also important that candidates satisfy
the regulatory requirements. The successful candidate must be able
to demonstrate solid team work, communication skills and a practical
"can do" attitude.

In addition to basic salary, benefits include life and medical insurance,
income protection and membership in a personal plan.

Written applications with current C.V. should be submitted to:

The Human Resource Manager,
Ansbacher (Bahamas) Limited,
P.O. Box N-7768,
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax 242-326-5020


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'Twin Cos ane, governors Zartour,
'ECuttrem, (Bafarmas
TtC (10242)332 2874
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Required for September 2005,
Key Stage Three teachers to cover the whole of the
British National Curriculum.

Eleuthera Preparatory School is expanding to include Years
7/8. We require teachers with at least five years teaching
experience of the British National Curriculum to teach
either English with Social Studies, or Mathematics with
Science.

The successful applicants will also have to share
responsibility for Music, Physical Education, Design and
Technology, Religious Education, Information and
Communication Technology, Art and Design and a Modem
foreign Language.

A teaching couple would be preferred. Please forward letter
of application, Curriculum Vitae and two professional
references to the Headmistress by June 30th 2005.

Eleuthera Preparatory School
P.O.Box EL 86
Governors Harbour
Eleuthera

Email: head@eleutheraprep.org
Telephone:-332-2874


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT
Common Law and Equity Division


FROM page one ...

as an international arbitration centre, mak-
ing all research efforts on this product
"useless".
Although acknowledging that it was
possible other CSME signatories would
bring their laws into line with the
Bahamas, Mr Delaney said this was high-
ly unlikely given that no other CARI-
COM states had an international financial
services centre as large and complex as
this nation's.
Mr Delaney said of Article 74 (2):
"That obligation may very well retard
our financial services industry, to the
detriment of the second largest sector of
our economy.
"Unlike the member states of CARI-
COM, the Bahamas is a major interna-
tional financial services centre. The
Bahamas and its financial services sector
have made substantial investment over
many years to develop state of the art
financial services-related legislation
regarding companies, exempted limited
partnerships and foundations.
"It does not serve the interest of our
financial services centre to make Bahami-
an law regarding companies and other
legal entities similar to that of Antigua,
Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Guyana
and the like.
"Those countries are irrelevant to our
financial services centre and its market.
"Our market is the major economies
of the world and our competition is
the major financial centres of the
world."
In an interview with The Tribune, Mr
Delaney said the Government appeared
not to have considered "at all" the impli-
cations for the Bahamian financial ser-
vices industry if it chose to sign up to the
revised CSME treaty.
He added that the industry would "con-


2005
CLE/qui/00511


IN THE MATTER of ALL THOSE two pieces parcels or parts of a tract of land comprising
an area of 28.6 acres and an area of 178 acres, respectively, and being portions of a tract
originally granted by the Crown to John Bootle and situate in the vicinity of the Settlement
of West End in the Island of Grand Bahama one of the Islands in the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas
AND

IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959

AND
IN THE MATTER of the Petition of Grand Bahama Hotel Co.


NOTICE

The Petition of Grand Bahama Hotel Co., a Company incorporated under the laws of the State'
of Delaware, one of the United States of America, and a copy of whose Act or Charter of Incorporation
has been filed in the Companies Registry in the City of Nassau in the Island New Providence one
of the Islands in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, in respect of:
"ALL THOSE two pieces parcels or parts of a tract of land comprising an area of 28.6 acres
and an area of 178 acres, respectively, and being portions of a tract originally granted by the
Crown to John Bootle and situate in the vicinity of the Settlement of West End in the Island
of Grand Bahama one of the Islands in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas which said pieces
parcels or parts of a tract of land are bounded as follows:
The said 28.6 acres being bounded:


Northeastwardly:
Southeastwardly:

Northeastwardly:


Southeastwardly:
Southwestwardly:

Northwestwardly:


By land occupied by various squatters and running thereon Two Hundred
and Fourteen and Forty-one hundredths (214.41) feet.
By another portion of the said Tract of land originally granted to
John Bottle and now claimed by one Audley Russell and running thereon
Seven hundred and Thirty-nine and ten hundredths (739.10) feet.
By another portion of the said Tract of land originally granted to
John Bootle and now claimed partly by the said Audley Russell and partly
by one John Barr and running thereon One hundred and Fifty and Sixty-
four hundredths (150.64) feet.
By land the property of the Petitioner and running thereon Three
thousand and Twenty-one and Three hundredths (3021.03) feet.
By the Sea at high water mark and running thereon Three hundred and
Ninety-six and Forty hundredths (396.40). feet.
By other land the property of the Petitioner and running thereon Three
thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-eight and Sixty-three hundredths
(3798.63) feet.


The said 178 acres being bounded:


Northeastwardly:

Southeastwardly:

Northeastwardly:

Southeastwardly:

Southwestwardly:

Northwestwardly:


Partly by a Public Road known as Queen Highway and partly by
land claimed by one Ida Colebrook and running thereon One thousand
One hundred and Forty-one and Thirty-one hundredths (1141.31) feet.
By land now or formerly the property of the Estate of Beatrice Williams
and running thereon Two hundred and Nineteen and Thirty-four hundredths
(219.34) feet.
Again by other land now or formerly the property of the Estate of the
said Beatrice Williams and running thereon One thousand Five hundred
and Nineteen and Thirty-four hundredths (1519.34) feet.
By other land the property of the Petitioner and running thereon Two
thousand Six hundred and Twenty-three and Twenty hundredths (2623.20)
feet.
By the Sea at high water mark and running thereon One thousand Nine
hundred and Thirty-six and Eight hundredths (1936.08) feet.
By land partly the property of the Petitioner and partly by land now or
formerly the property of Joseph Hollingsworth and running thereon
jointly Three thousand and Seven hundred and Fifty and Seventy-six
hundredths (3750.76) feet.


GRAND BAHAMA HOTEL CO. claim to be the owner in fee simple in possession of the
said land free from encumbrances (subject to an Agreement for Sale to Ginn-LA West End
Limited) and has made application to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959 to have its title to the said land investigated
and the nature and extent thereof determined and declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted
by the Court in accordance with the said Act.
A Copy of the Petition together with a Plan of the said land may be inspected during normal
office hours in the following places:
1. The Registry of the Supreme Court, East Street, in the City of Nassau, Bahamas;
2. The Administrator's Office situate in the Settlement.of Eight Mile Rock in the Island of
Grand Bahama;
3. The Administrator's Office situate in the Settlement of West End in the Island of Grand
Bahama;
4. The Chambers of Messrs. Dupuch & Tumquest & Co., situate in Chancery House, The
Mall, in the City of Freeport in the Island of Grand Bahama.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that any person having dower or right of dower, oran adverse
claim or a claim not recognized in the Petition, shall on or before the 23rd day of July, A.D.
2005 file in the Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioner or the undersigned a Statement of
his/her claim in the prescribed form, verified by an Affidavit, together with any other prescribed
papers to be filed therewith. Failure of any person to file and serve a Statement of his/her claim
within the prescribed time with operate as a bar to such claim.
Dated the 2nd day of June, A.D. 2005
SIR ORVILLE TURNQUEST
Chambers,
Librery House
Dowdeswell Street
Nassau, Bahamas
Counsel for the Petitioner


Lawyer

tinue to evolve new products" to remain
competitive, but if it was forced to har-
monise its Companies laws it would be
unable to maintain a "distinct" offering
and lose its point of differentiation from
rivals, becoming just like Antigua, Bar-
bados or Jamaica.
Mr Delaney said: "The Bahamas,
because of the peculiar competitive
requirements of its international finan-
cial services centre, requires unique and
cutting edge company law and other legal
entities.
"It can't be hampered or fettered by
other CARICOM members that don't
have an in interest in such laws or any
industry requiring such laws."
Although Barbados had an interna-
tional financial centre through its vari-
ous double taxation treaties, Mr Delaney
said it was "not in the same league as the
Bahamas".
The Higgs & Johnson attorney added:
"Our peculiar interests as a jurisdiction
are not advanced by looking to the south
where economies are not going in the
same direction [as ours] and cannot assist.
us in retaining our place as an interna-
tional financial centre."
On the CSME reservations that the
Bahamas was seeking, Mr Delaney said it
was critical that if this nation signed up to
the revised Treaty on the Basis that it
would get the exact 'opt outs' wanted,
CARICOM had to be "bound in a legal
way" to accede to this in a way that was
recognised by the Caribbean Court of
Justice.
There has been much confusion over
how long the reservations on the
Caribbean Court of Justice, Common
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and monetary union would last.
Fred Mitchell, minister of foreign
affairs, has said these reservations would
last as long as the Bahamas wanted them
to, with Edwin Carrington, CARICOM's
secretary-general, confirming that the
opt-outs on free movement of people and
monetary union had already been agreed,
with the one on the Caribbean Court of
Justice already in the pipeline.
However, several CARICOM officials
have indicated that the reservations being
sought were viewed as deferrals would
only last for five years, and could only
be renewed with the agreement of all oth-
er CSME members.
Some have suggested, though, that the
five-year period refers only to the Right
of Establishment, which the Bahamas is
not seeking a reservation from.
However, Mr Delaney has previously
warned that the Bahamas' reservations
could be challenged before the Caribbean
Court of Justice on the grounds that they
conflicted with the purpose of the revised
Treaty and overturned.
Mr Delaney yesterday suggested that
the Bahamas follow the example of
Switzerland, which had chosen to stay
outside the European Union (EU) but
not suffered in any way economically,
signing numerous bilateral agreements
with the EU and its members.
He added that the Bahamas had plen-
ty of leverage to exert in CSME entrance
talks that it could use to work a bilateral
arrangement to its advantage, chiefly the
fact that it was one of the "best payers" in
financing CARICOM institutions, plus
the large number of Caribbean nation-
als employed in this country and depen-
dent on work permits.
"We have a lot of leverage to arrive at
a resolution that is to our advantage, but
we don't appear to be desirous of using it
to our best advantage," Mr Delaney
said.


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Our client, a bank and trust company, is seeking applications for the position of Financial Controller.

JOB OBJECTIVE:

Position reports directly to the President of Company. The Financial Controller will have responsibility
for the coordination and execution of all financial related activities in the business in order to assist
in the proper financial management of the principal company and its related group of companies.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position involves management and reporting of the Company's financial affairs with responsibility
for the supervision of the financial controller functions, which includes monthly management, accounts
preparation, budgetary controls and reporting to both local management and Head Office.

The position will also be responsible for managing specific projects, developing effective Management
Information Systems, and liaising with third parties and regulatory bodies including The Central
Bank of the Bahamas and external auditors. The candidate should possess a proven working knowledge
in the area of compliance requirements, should have experience in managing and empowering people
and should not be adverse to the hands-on approach required in a small office environment.

REQUIREMENTS & PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

* Professional Accounting Qualification recognized by the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants
* Five to seven years or more experience in an accounting capacity
* Minimum of five years experience in an offshore bank and trust environment, preferably at
a management level with significant exposure to operations
* Proficient in the use of the Microsoft range of applications
* QuickBooks accounting software experience
* Accounting Software migration experience
* Expertise in current banking legislation and regulations
* Excellent written and oral skills
* Excellent organizational, time management and communication skills
* Team Player with the ability to add value and strength to the team and team goals
* Honest, hardworking and ability to meet deadlines

The position offers an attractive salary and benefits package, reflecting the successful applicant's
experience and qualifications, including a performance bonus, pension, medical, life & dental
insurance coverage.

Qualified individuals should submit complete resumes including references before June 9, 2005 to:

Mark E. Munnings
Deloitte & Touche
P. 0. Box N-7120
Nassau, Bahamas
or Deloitte.
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before Cabinet


FROM page one
officials are believed to have
made informal contact with
Ginn representatives seeking a
meeting between the two par-
ties for further negotiations. It is
expected that a formal request
will be made to the investors
shortly.
On Monday, a source close
to the talks said the Govern-
ment had only a 48-hour win-
dow of opportunity left to con-
clude a Heads of Agreement
and determine whether the
company's plan for a tourism
and residential development
expected to "change the face"
of West End, Grand Bahama,
will be realised.
The outcome of negotiations
with the Government is also
expected to have a direct bear-
ing on whether the Ginn Cor-
poration will continue with a
second multi-million dollar pro-
jet, slated for the eastern end
of the island.
That $200 million luxury, sec-
ond-home development is a
proposed joint venture with the
Grand Bahama Development
Company (DEVCO), the real
estate arm of the Grand*


Bahama Port Authority, with
the two parties having already
signed a Memorandum of
Understanding. It is believed
that should the Government's
West End project fall through,
DEVCO's East End project is
also likely to come to an end.
Talks between the Govern-
ment and the Ginn Corporation
have been ongoing for about a
year and a half, with discussions
becoming more intense in
November before reaching this
critical juncture.
The danger faced as a result
of the stalled negotiations at
this point, The Tribune was
told, is that it is likely the Ginn
Corporation will pull out if
negotiations are not imminent-
ly concluded.
"Certainly, that's where we're
at. There is a little window here
for it to work, but it's at a criti-
cal stage," one source close to
the talks revealed to The Tri-
bune on Monday.
A leftover project from the
previous FNM administration,
the Ginn Corporation proposal
was first officially mentioned as
far back as 2002. The proposal
involves some 2,500 acres of
land on the old Sammons
Estate that would incorporate,


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NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that SOINY BASTIAN, CEMETERY ROAD,
PINEDALE, EIGHT MILE ROCK, GRAND BAHAMA, 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 27TH day of MAY,
2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
RP.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.

















NOTICE

GUN POINT INVESTMENTS LIMITED


This is to inform the General Public that all that private
thoroughfare or roadway known as Gun Point situate
northeastwards of the Settlement of Spanish Wells at the
northwestern end of the Island of North Eleuthera will be
closed to the public from 6:00 am to Saturday, llth June,
2005 to 6:00 am to Sunday, 12 June, 2005 to protect the
right ownership.


EVERETT SANDS
President


among other amenities, condo-
hotels, two 18-hole golf courses,
single family lots, second
homes, three marinas and the
reopening of the West End Air-
port as a private non-commer-
cial airstrip.
Government officials have
estimated that over 1,000 direct
jobs were to be created for
Grand Bahama residents as a
result of the proposed develop-
ment, in addition to a number
of spin-off jobs and entrepre-
neurial ventures.
For the second project, the
Ginn company and DEVCO
announced plans for the devel-
opment of a $200 million luxury
home development on the east-
ern end of the island. The devel-
opment involves about 6,000
acres of DEVCO land stretch-
ing from Barbary Beach east-
wards.
In January, Prime Minister
Perry Christie told members of
the Grand Bahama Chamber
of Commerce that the island
would secure its economic sta-
bility for the next 10 years with


the development of a number
of projects; including the pro-
posed Ginn developments for
East and West Grand Bahama.
"The reality is that there are
people who would wish to
invest, people who would wish
to travel, people who would
wish to have second homes in
our Commonwealth, because of
the safety and security in which
to bring their children.
"They (investors) demon-
strate by their investment dol-
lars and their proposals that this
country enjoys a level of confi-
dence because of its democracy,
stability and security people
enjoy in this country," Mr
Christie said.
The Prime Minister described
the Ginn Corporation proposal
as "extraordinary" and produc-
ing a "major economic trans-
formation", with the first phase
involving a 400-room condo-
style hotel. "If this isn't some-
thing to applaud, then tell me,"
the Prime Minister said, adding
that the Ginn Corporation was
"ready".


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that NICANSON GUERRIER, FOREST
LANE, SOUTH BAHAMIA, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA,
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 2ND
day of JUNE, 2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.



NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that HERLY MONDESIR OF FOX HILL,
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 26th day of MAY, 2005 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
2005/COM/BNK/00028
IN THE SUPREME COURT
COMMERCIAL DIVISON
BETWEEN


IN THE MATTER OF GLACIS INTERNATIONAL
LIMITED
AND
IN THE MATTER OF THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
COMPANIES ACT 2000

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that a Petition for the
winding up of the above-named Company by the Supreme
Court was on the 9th day of May, A.D., 2005, presented
to the said Court by New Time Establishment, whose
registered office is situate at Abtswingertweg 1, FL-9490
Vaduz/Liechtenstein.

AND that the said Petition is directed to be heard
before the Court at the Supreme Court Building in the
City of Nassau aforesaid on Tuesday the 21st day of June,
A.D., 2005 at 10:00 o'clock in the forenoon and any
Creditor or Contributory of the said company desirous to
support or oppose the making of an Order on the said
Petition may appear at the time of the hearing in person
or by his counsel for that purpose; and a copy of the
Petition will be furnished by the undersigned to any Creditor
or Contributory of the said Company requiring such copy
on payment of the prescribed charge for the same.


Mckinney, Bancroft & Hughes
Chambers
Mareva House
4 George Street
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorneys for the Petitioner


NOTE:- Any person who intends to appear on the
hearing of the said Petition must serve on or send by post
to the above-named, Notice in writing of his intention so
to do so. The Notice must state the name and address of
the person, or, if a firm, the name and address of the firm
and must be signed by the person or firm, or his or their
attorney (if any), and must be served, or if posted, must
be sent by post in sufficient time to reach the Petitioner
or its attorneys not later than 4 o'clock in the afternoon of
the 20th day of June, A.D., 2005.


I rt- I HIBUNI


of the day of such publication acknowledge service of the
said Originating Summons on you by completing a
prescribed form of Acknowledgment of Service which
may be obtained at cost from the Attorneys whose name
and address appear below. In default of such
acknowledgement such Order will be made and
proceedings taken as the Judge may think just.


CHANCERY LAW ASSOCIATES
CHAMBERS
CHANCERY HOUSE
21 DOWDESWELL STREET
RO. BOX N-8199
NASSAU, BAHAMAS
TEL: (242) 356-6108
Attention: K. Neville Adderley
Counsel and
Attorney-at-Law


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ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE BAHAMAS
GOVERNMENT TREASURY BILLS

Sealed Tenders for B$59,100,000.00 of 91-day Treasury
Bills will be received by the banking manager, The
Central Bank of The Bahamas, Frederick Street, Nassau
up to 3:00 P.M. on Thursday, June 2, 2005. Successful
Tenderers, who will be advised should take up their
bills against payment on Tuesday, June 7, 2005. These
bills will be in minimum multiples of B$100.00.Tenders
are to be on special forms obtainable from The Central
Bank of The Bahamas or Commercial Banks.

Tenders must state the net price percent (in multiples
of one cent) and should be marked "Tender". The
Central Bank of The Bahamas reserves the right to
reject any or all tenders.

KENNETH LOCKHART
MANAGER, BANKING DEPARTMENT
THE CENTRAL BANK OF THE BAHAMAS




NOTICE

PUBLIC TENDER FOR SECURITY
& CAFETERIA SERVICES
at ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE

Notice is hereby given that the above named
school is looking for Tenders to provide Security
Services and for the rental of the Cafeteria. Interested
persons should submit written offers with telephone
contacts and postal addresses to the St. John's College
School Board, Bishop Eldon Drive, P.O.Box N-4858,
Nassau, Bahamas, or persons can obtain information
packages from the school office on Mondays to
Fridays between the hours of 9:00am to 3:30pm from
June 6th, 2005. All Tenders must be submitted before
3:30pm on June 16th, 2005.

Telephone Inquires: 322-3249
Fax: 322-7941

Terms: Deposit upon acceptance of offer; balance
upon completion.

St. John's College School Board reserves the right
to reject and or refuse any or all offers..



NOTICE

TO: OWNERS OF LAND IN THE NUMBER 1
SUBDIVISION OF LYFORD CAY situate in the Western
District of the Island of New Providence.

Re: Gufo Limited v El Mirador Limited
Supreme Court Action No. 1529 of 2004

TAKE NOTICE that the above-mentioned action has
been commenced by Originating Summons in the Supreme
Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in which
Gufo Limited a company incorporated under the laws of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas has made application
to the Court for declarations to the following effect:


(1) that the purported rights of way or easements
granted to purchasers of lots in the Number 1
Subdivision of Lyford Cay over the road
reservations (hereinafter referred to as "the said
roadways") in a 44 acre tract owned by the Plaintiff
and lying immediately South of the Lyford Cay
Boundary Fence and North of West Bay Street
which formed part of the original Plan of the
Number 1 Subdivision of Lyford Cay recorded in
the Crown Lands Office as 335 NP are not
enforceable.
(2) that the restrictive covenants pertaining to
setbacks from the said roadways are not
enforceable.
AND THAT pursuant to the Order of the Court made
the 10th day of May, 2005 this advertisement constitutes
service on you of the said Originating Summons and any
amendment thereof
AND THAT the hearing of the said Originating Summons
has been adjourned to Friday, July 1st, 2005 at 10:30am
before Hon. Watkins, J.
AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that you must within
14 days from the publication of this advertisement inclusive







PAGE 6B, THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2005


THE TRIBUNE


Premier Commercial Real Estate Investment Corporation Limited
Unaudited Interim Consolidated Balance Sheet
March 31, 2005 and March 31, 2004 (Comparative)
(Expressed in Bahamian dollars)

Note 2005 2004

Assets
Current assets:
Cash at bank 3 $ 839,050 580,081
Rents and recharges receivable 250,432 227,798
Other receivables 88,882 619,435
1,178,364 1,427,314
Non-Current assets:
Investment properties 4 17,620,000 16,622,000

Total assets $ 18,798,364 18,049,314

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Current liabilities:
Accrued expenses and other payables $ 138,059 110,582
Dividends payable 7 414,663 285,755
Renovations payable 200,000 200,000
Stamp duty payable 0 472,091
752,722 1,068,428
Long-Term liabilities:
Debenture loans 5 5,550,000 5,800,000
Security deposits from tenants 6 159.934 159.934
5,709,934 5,959,934
Shareholders' equity:
Share capital 7 10,828,850 10,828,850
Retained earnings 1,506,858 192,102
12,335,708 11,020,952

S. . $ 18,798,364 18,049,314

See accompanying notes to uiaiudifed iftierim consolidated fiancialstatements.
These financial statements were approved on behalf of the Board on May. 16, 2005,
by the following:
Honourable C. A. Smith Director
Hannes Babak Director

Premier Commercial Real Estate Investment Corporation Limited
Unaudited Interim Consolidated Statement of Operations and Retained Earnings
Period ended March 31, 2005 and Period ended March 31,2004 (Comparative)
(Expressed in Bahamian dollars) .

Note 2005 2004

Income
Rental income $ 881,403 935,767
Interest income 2,576 0
883,979 935,767
Expenses

Interest and bank charges 155,407 144,878
Owner s portion of common area maintenance 78,291 61,093
Administrative 58,931 55,282
Property manager fees 18,000 18,000
Directors fees 14,500 19,000
Bank facility set up fees 0 24,364
Organisational 0 42,038
325,129 364,655
Net income for the period 558,850 571,112
Dividends payable 7 (422,326) (379,010)
Retained earnings, beginning of period 1,370,334

Retained earnings, end of period $ 1,506,858 192,102

See accompanying notes to unaudited interim consolidated financial statements.


Premier Commercial Real Estate Investment Corporation Limited
Unaudited Interim Consolidated Statement of Operations and Retained Earnings
Quarter ended March 31, 2005 and Quarter ended March 31, 2004 (Comparative)
(Expressed in Bahamian dollars)

Note 2005 2004

Income
Rental income $ 445,321 417,080
Interest income 2,017 0
447,338 417,080
Expenses

Interest and bank charges 87,732 73,691
Owner s portion of common area maintenance 43,544 34,456
Administrative 31,438 27,241
Property manager fees 9,000 9,000
Directors fees 6,000 9,000
Bank facility set up fees 0 9,589
Organisational ... 0 .* (42,812)
177,714 120,165
Net income for the quarter 269,624 296,915
Dividends payable 7 (211,163) (189,505)
Retained earnings, beginning of quarter 1,448,397 84,692

Retained earnings, end of quarter $ 1,506,858 192,102

See accompanying notes to unaudited interim consolidated financial statements.


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CHAMBERS OF THE CHIEF JUSTICE


SITTING OF THE COURT (MARLBOROUGH STREET) NOTICE
2005 SECTION 53(1) OF THE SUPREME COURT ACT, CHAPTER 53

IT IS HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Supreme court will sit at
the third and fourth floors of the British American Bank Building,
Marlborough Street, Nassau.. .

by direction of the Chief Justice

(Sgd) Estelle Gray Evans,
Registrar
23 May 2005


Premier Commercial Real Estate Investment Corporation Limited
Notes to Unaudited Interim Consolidated Financial Statements
Quarter ended March 31, 2005
(Expressed in Bahamian dollars)


1. General information
Premier Commercial Real Estate Investment Corporation Limited ("the Company") was
incorporated under the laws of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas on, February 4,2003 and its
financial year-end is June 30. At the board meeting on August 11, 2004, it was. resolved to
change the Company s year-end, to September 30 in order to. reflect a full year of trading. The
Company s registered office is located at SG Hambros Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Limited, SG
Hambros Building, West Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas. The principal activity of the Company is
that of property holding in Nassau, Bahamas and Freeport, Bahamas. On February 10, 2003, the
Company was granted a Mutual Fund licence under the Mutual Funds Act, 1995 and it is a
closed-end mutual fund. On July 9, 2003, the Company was given approval for listing on the
Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX).
The Company has two subsidiaries, which it owns 100%. Firstly, First Commercial Centre
Limited which wps incorporated under the laws of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas on
December 2, 1996. Secondly, Oakes Central Properties (2003) Limited which was incorporated
under the laws of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas on May 9, 2003.

2. Summary of significant accounting policies
a) Basis of accounting
These unaudited interim consolidated financial statements are prepared under the
historical cost convention and in accordance with International Financial Reporting
Standards (IFRS ) as promulgated by the International Accounting Standards Board.
These unaudited interim consolidated financial statements comply with IAS 34: Interim
Financial Reporting and IAS 40: Investment Property.
b) Revenue recognition
Rental income is accounted for on the accrual basis.
c) Use of estimates
The preparation of the unaudited interim consolidated financial statements in accordance
with IFRS requires management to.make. use of estimates, and .assumptions that affect the
reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the reported amounts of income and
expenses during the reporting period. Actual results may differ from those estimates.
d) Investment properties
I nvestment properties are initially recorded .at cost, which approximates their transaction
value. At each balance sheet date,: the Coinpany will make.its best effort to determine.the
Fair value of its. investmentproperties, with any. resulting gains or losses to be included in.
'the statementof operations. . '. : : ". :


Premier Commercial Real Estate Investment Corporation Limited
Notes to Unatdited Interim Consolidated Financial Statements,


Quarter ended March 31, 2005
(Expressed in Bahamiandollars) .. i. :


2. Summary of significant accounting policies (continued)
e) Bank facility set up/standby fees
The bank facility set up/standby fees are being expensed over one year, starting from
September 9, 2003. *
3. Cash at bank
The interest on the Bahamian dollar savings account is 2% on the monthly minimum balance,
payable on April 30 and October 31 annually.
4. Investment properties
The appraisals of the investment properties were performed by HG Christie Ltd.

Properties held' Transaction value Appraisal value. Value date
First Commtercial Centre Freeport $9,000.000 $9,500,000 September 30, 2004
Caribbean Bottling Company $4,700,000 $5,000,000 September 30,72004
Thornpson Blvd. Plant, Nassau ______ .. .. '.'.. ... ..
Caribbean Bottling Company $2,400,000 $2,580,000 September 30, 2004
Distribution Centre, JFK Drive, Nassau _
Caribbean Bottling Company $522,000 $540,000 September 30, 2004
Distribution Centre, Freeport
TOTAL $16,622,000 $17,620,000

5. First Caribbean International Bank debenture loans
The total value of the loans was $5,800,000 and they were granted on May 2, 2003. The United
States loan value is $4,060,000 and the annual interest rate is LIBOR Rate + 2.00%. The
Bahamian loan value is $1,740,000 and has an annual interest rate of BSD prime rate (6.00%)
plus 1.50%.
Under the terms of the line of credit, Premier will pay First Caribbean International Bank ( the
Bank ) interest only one month in arrears from the time of first draw down (September 1, 2003),
for a period of no longer than six months (ending February 29, 2004). On May 18, 2004,
$250,000 of the Bahamian dollar loan was repaid.

6. Security deposits
The Company holds the following security deposits on behalf of its two subsidiaries: Oakesco
deposit is $62,781 and First Commercial deposit is $97,153.
7. Share capital
The Company s authorised share capital comprises 30,000,000 ordinary shares of B$0.01 .par
value each. The Company s issued and fully paid capital is $10,828,850 comprising 1,082,885
shares at $10 per share. The shares of the Company are closely held.
The minimum initial subscription that will be accepted from a new investor will be $100,000 with
minimum additional increments of $50,000. Shareholders do not have the right to redeem shares.
The Board of Directors may, in their absolute discretion, by giving not less than ten business
days notice to any holder of shares, effect the compulsory redemption of all (but not some) of the
shares.. There were no.redemptions of shares during the period.
The Board of Directors of the Company resolved to declare a quarterly dividend in the amount:of
one and ninety-five hundredths cent ($0.195) per share for all shareholders of record as of the
close of business on March 31, 2005, the same to be payable on May 16, 2005.
Net asset value (NAV) at March 31, 2005 was $11.39 per share, at.September 30, 2004 (audited)
NAV was $11.26 per share and at March 31, 2004 NAV was $10.18 per share .Total shares
issued and outstanding at March 31, 2005, September 30, 2004 and March 31, 2004 totaled
.1082,885.


FROM page one.

tion to this society".
However, in what is. billed
as the "final draft" of the
NGO Bill on BEST's website,
the legislation again stipulates
that all those with more than
$25,000 in revenues and grants


BEST drops



private sector



suggestions



from NGOs Bill


BU IES


.have to submit the books to
an outside accountant.
This is likely to further dis-
courage the private sector,
adding to the belief that the
Government and civil service
is not listening or at the very
least, is paying lip service to
their concerns and taking them
into account when drafting leg-
islation.
In its review of the first Bill
draft, the Chamber of Com-
merce said the requirement
that all NGOs attracting more
than $25,000 per annum in rev-
enues be subjected to an out-
side audit "could have a dele-
terious effect on smaller
NGOs".
"It might be better to have
an income range where
income over $100,000 per
annum requires an audit.
Under $100,000 requires an
accountant's review or the like.
Some smaller NGOs do
not even keep accounts
ledgers," the private sector
wrote.
The NGO Bill is intended
to raise transparency. andJ
accountability standards
among Bahamas-based NGOs
and non-profit organisations
through new legislation that ;
will require them to be regis-1
tered and publish an annual
statement of accounts.
According to the final draft,
the Bill is due to come into
effect in January 2007, but
serves only as a "voluntary list-
ing of non-profit NGOs which
will be recognised by the Gov-
ernment of the Bahamas for
potential participation in
the various international,
forums".
In addition, when the Acti
comes into effect it will not'
"invalidate" those NGOs that
were registered under the 1992
Companies Act.
BEST also appears not to
have taken the Bahamian pri-
vate sector's advice that the.
Registrar-General be appoint-
ed as the Registrar of NGOs,
with the final draft assigning
this responsibility, at least in
the first instance, to the Direc-
tor of Legal Affairs.
Again, the second draft of
the Bill had adopted such a
suggestion. The third and final
draft of the NGO Bill also
dropped the private sector's
suggestion, previously incor-
porated, that the legislation
include a paragraph stating
that "no director, officer or
employee will use the funds or
office of the NGO in a fraud-
ulent manner as fraud is
defined under the criminal
code".
On other private sector rec-
ommendations, the BEST
Commission did not agree
with warnings that on the stip-
ulation all NGOs submit to the
Director of Legal Affairs an
audited copy of their accounts
and certified financial stated
ments within four months of
the financial year-end coul4
create more audits tha
accountants to conduct them
While the NGO Bill's final
version has agreed with the
private sector's call for clar-
fication on possible tax exemp-
tions for NGOs, including
reductions in Business Licence
fees as one possible break, it
did not include trade unions
or government agencies such
as the National Emergency
Management Agency
(NEMA).
In its analysis of the Bill'
first draft, the Bahamian pri-
vate sector said: "It would
appear that the legislation does
not include NGOs dealing
with economic development,
professional societies, trade
unions, civic groups and think-
tanks.
"The necessary research
needs to be conducted to
ensure this act will not conflict
with other legislation like the
Companies Act."
The private sector urged the
trade unions be included in the
legislation, arguing: "Why
would they be exempted?
They are entrusted with mil-
lions of dollars, while many
NGOs operate on a shoe-
string Budget."







THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2005, PAGE 7B


ANVETMENTO*PTIT


MARSHALL ROAD (NASSAU)

Lot #54, land size 42,130 sq. ft. with a masonry
building with eight inch concrete block walls. The
front 2 units are 95% complete.

Appraisal: $256,233.00

Heading west on Blue Hill Road, go pass the
intersection of Cowpen and Blue Hill Road, turn
right onto Marshall Road (Adventure Learning Center
Road), follow road to the final curve before the
beach. The subject property is about 100 feet on
the right side, grey trimmed white with unfinished building attached.

KENNEDY SUBDIVISION (NASSAU)
Lot no. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single
story house, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, living room,
dining area, family room, kitchen, study, laundry
and an entry porch.

Appraisal: $175,350.00
Heading west along Soldier Road take main
entrance to Kennedy Subdivision on the left, then
take the 1st corner on the left then 1st right,
house is second on your right with garage.


GOLDEN GATES #2 (NASSAU)

SLot #1490, section 2 with a 25 year old single family
residence 2,480 sq. ft. consisting of five bedrooms,
two bathrooms, seperate living and dining room with
a spacious kitchen, lot size is 6,000 sq. ft.
Appraisal: $120,000.00

Property is at grade and level with adequate drainage,
house situated on road knowns as "Donahue Road"
which is on the southern side of Carmicheal Road.
Last painted green trimmed white. Enclosed on one side with 5 ft., chain link fencing and at
the front with a low cement block wall with two driveways and a walkway.

VALENTINES EXTENSION (NASSAU)

Lot #2 contains a 19 year old 1 1/2 storey four plex
with a floor area of 3,621 sq. ft. The two storey
section consist of a master bedroom, bathroom and
sitting area upstairs and two bedrooms, one bath,
living, dining, family room and kitchen downstairs.
The single storey consist of one two bedroom, one
bath apartment and two efficency apartments, land
size 7,500 sq. ft. Multi-Family zoning on flat land
and not subject to flooding.

Appraisal: $347,006.00
The subject property is located on the western side of Valentine's Extension Road, just over one
hundred feet north of the roadway known as Johnson Terrace. Travel east on Bernard Road,
turn left onto Adderley Street which is opposite SAC, continue left at the deep bend, take first
right into Johnson Terrace, go to T-junction and turn left, then first right. Property is second
building on right, white trimmed brown.


EARLY SETTLERS DRIVE (ELEUTHERA),
Lot #7 Early Settlers Drive, North Eleuthera
Heights, size 11,200 sq. ft., contains incomplete
3 bed, 2.5 bath, living room, dining room, kitchen
and tv room.
Appraisal: $141,716.40


house which is painted white trim with


DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO)
3 two bed, 1 bath triplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no.
18b with an area for a small shop. Age 12 years
the land is a portion of one of the Dundas Town
Crown Allotment parcels stretching from Forest
Drive to Front Street, being just under a quarter
acreinsize .ard.od othe lowside. A concrete
block strdcture, w h as"phslt'shingle roof'aind
'tski Siifdsi i: it h 'total length-bf.70x26,"
ft, "plus '5b22," ft.' 12,920 sq. ft., the interior.
walls are concrete blocks, ceiling is sheet rock
and the floors of vinyl tiles.
Appraisal: $220,500.00



BAHAMA SOUND (EXUMA)
Duplex in lot #6625, Bahama Sound #8, East
Exuma, trapezium shaped lot 35 ft above sea
level, 10,000 sq. ft., single storey, 10 year old
duplex, 2 bed, 1 bath, kitchen, dining and living
room, and porch area. Property is landscaped.


Appraisal: $170,047.50


GLENISTON GARDENS
SUBDIVISION (NASSAU)
30 Year old single story house with floor area of
1,800 sq. ft., Lot #28 land size 14,475 ft., consist
of 4 bed, 3 bath, living, dining, kitchen, utility
room and carport.

Appraisal: $211,050.00
Driving east on Prince Charles, take the corner
before the shopping centre on the right side,
Follow the road around the curve to the subject
blue with a drive way up to the carport.


MURPHY TOWN (ABACO)

Lot #60 with a structure, lot size 60 x 115 ft.,
6,900 sq. ft., 10 ft., above sea level but below
road level and would flood in a severe hurricane
the duplex has dimensions of 60 ft by 30 ft
partly of wood and partly of cement blocks
with one section virtually finished and occupied
ith blocks up to window level and floor ready
to be poured. The roof is asphalt shingles, the
*interior walls and ceiling are of 1x6 pine and
the floor of ceramic tiles. The finished work
is average/below, 2 bedrooms, one bath,
living/dining. The occupied portion of the
structure is not complete. Age: 10 years old.

Appraisal: $80,498.00

HAMILTON'S (LONG ISLAND)
Queen's High Way, lot of land 13,547 sq. ft.,
dwelling house of solid concrete floors,
fundation column and belt course with finished
plaster. Two bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen,
dining, and living room. Total living space is
1,237 sq. ft., utilities available are electricity,
water, cable tv and telephone.
Appraisal: $98,057.00


MURPHY TOWN (ABACO)
Crown Allotment #70, singe storey wood and
concree commercial building approximately
758 sq. ft., about 20 years old.

Appraisal: $71,946.00


RAINBOW BAY SUBDIVISION
(ELEUTHERA)

Lot #44, Block 5, Section A. The lot is on a hill
overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Area is
approximately 10,800 sq. ft. This site
encompasses a two storey apartment block of
two apartments. One upstairs and one downstairs.
Each comprising one bedroom one bathroom,
front room, dining, kitchen. There is a wooden
porch approximately 8 6 feet wide on the upper
level secured with a wooden handrail. The garage
area has been converted into a efficiency
apartment and now houses one
bedroom/frontroom in one and one bathroom. Age: is 7 years old. The apartments could be
rented at $700 per month partly furnished. The efficiency rented at $400 per month.


Appraisal: $308,402.00
NORTH ELEUTHERA HEIGHTS (ELEUTHERA), Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft., and bounded on North by Early Settler Drive and South by Deal Investment
Ltd., this is a single family zoning and 50 ft., above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation with plumbing and roughing inplace and well compacked quarry fill. The
concrete floor has not been poured as yet. The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft.

Appraisal: $43,968.75

Lot #20 situated 1.5 miles east wardly of the Bluff Settlement. The said lot is vacant and a hill over looking the Atlantic Ocean.


BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND (ABACO), Lot #1, Block A, on Central Abaco. This property is vacant and is approximately 9,100 sq. ft. This property is elevated and should not flood
under normal conditions.

Appraisal: $8,236.00
The property is in the southwestern portion of the Bahama Coral, Coral Island and bounded northwesterly by 60 ft. Wide Road.


DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO), Crown Alotment #21- Vacant land 10,810 sq. ft. off
S.C. Bottle Drive.


BAHAMA SOUND (EXUMA), Lot #7088 situated in Bahama Sound, Exuma section 10 East. Great Exuma approximately 10.5 miles west of George Town lot is square in shape on
elevation of approximately 15 ft., above sea level contains 10,000 sq. ft., No adverse site conditions noted. This property is single family residence.
Appraisal: $26,250.00
Property is located on the northwestern side of the Queen's Highway, about 10.5 miles northwest of George Town.


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VACANCY NOTICE
Job Title: SENIOR SECURITY SUPERVISOR.
Core Functions:
Ensure the protection of life, property, confidential
documents and other information and the safety and
well-being of employees and visitors.
Perform supervisory duties and assist with
administrative matters.
Education and Other Requirements:
Three (3) BGCSE/GCE passes with 'C' grades or
above or equivalent/ high school diploma and nine (9)
years relevant experience, including three (3) at the
supervisory level.
Good supervisory and communication skills
Sound human relations skills
Computer skills and knowledge of surveillance systems
are assets
Knowledge of policing principles
Punctual, reliable, alert and physically fit
Clean Police Record
Good character
Interested persons should submit a resume, documentary proof
of their qualifications including copies of certificates, and three
character references to:
The Human Resources Manager
DA 4275
P.O. BoxN-3207
Nassau, Bahamas
by Thursday, June 9, 2005


FROM page one

dence emerged.
"We haven't dropped the
case, it has been suspended. We
had enough elements to open
and lead the investigation, but
we didn't have enough for an
accusation," he added.
News reports indicated that
documents supplied by US offi-
cials failed to give the Swiss case
any substance. The US placed
Bank Al Taqwa on a list of
alleged terror financiers shortly
after the September 11 terror
attacks in late 2001.
Bank Al Taqwa officials have
repeatedly denied having links
to terrorism, and accused Swiss
authorities of taking part in a
US led anti-Muslim campaign.
The bank and its parent organ-
isation were accused of acting as
"financial advisers" and pro-
viding a line of credit to Osama
bin Laden's al Qaeda group, in
addition to holding $60 million
in its accounts for the Palestin-
ian group, Hamas.
Swiss authorities froze the
group's accounts and the per-
sonal accounts of Al Taqwa
Management board members,
while Liechtenstein officials
froze the accounts of an affiliate
firm, Asat Trust.
Al Taqwa has been subjected
to numerous allegations from
the Bush administration,


GN-214


MINISTRY OF WORKS

AND UTILITIES

COMPLETION OF NEW PROVIDENCE
ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT:
INVITATION FOR PREQUALIFICATION
The Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas intends to prequalify Bahamian
construction contractors for the following contract under the Completion of New Providence
Road Improvement Project:
SLICE 3 CONTRACT
Corridor Description Proposed Improvements
ISection
1A Bamboo Blvd. The rehabilitation work for this 0.8-mile, 2-lane roadway
(East Street to was commenced by the previous contractor but was not
Buttonwood completed. Some of the works commenced include but
Avenue) not limited to road surfacing, installation of street lighting,
drainage and ducts for future use. Outstanding works
include but not limited to paving, sidewalks, landscaping,
signal installations and road markings plus completion
of street lighting, drainage and ducts for future use.

1B CW Saunders Approximately 95% of this 1.2 mile, 2-lane roadway is
(Buttonwood completed. Works completed include construction of the
Avenue to Beatrice Beatrice Ave/Savannah junction, reconstruction of Bay
Avenue Junction) Lily Drive, construction of CW Saunders Highway.
Outstanding works include but are not limited to the
rehabilitation of some 300ft of carriageway west of
Buttonwood Drive, Drainage, Landscaping and repairs
to sidewalks etc.
2 Milo Butler The corridor is approximately 30% complete. Outstanding
Extension works include but not limited to drainage, paving,
(Firetrail sidewalks, landscaping, roundabout construction, street
Carmichael Rd) lighting and road markings.

3 Milo Butler Rd This existing 4-lane, 1.2-mile corridor is substantially
(Harrold Road to complete with the northbound and southbound
Firetrail Road) carriageways both open to traffic. Earthworks on the
realigned section that ties into section 2 was commenced
by the previous contractor and this section requires
completion. A roundabout is to be constructed at the
junction of Fire Trail and Milo Butler Roads.

17 Abundant Life Road The corridor comprises minor improvements on Abundant
Windsor Place Life Road with widening only occurring locally at the
three junctions on the corridor (Independence Drive,
Soldier Road / Windsor Place) Some of the works
commenced by the previous contractor include site
clearance, demolition, utility diversions, drainage, ducts
for future use, surfacing, street lights, kerbing and
sidewalks on one side only. As a result of the previous
contractor going into receivership the Employer undertook
the temporary paving of a regulation course on the
northbound carriageway so the road could be opened to
two-way traffic without the requirement for ongoing
traffic management. The treatment of this temporary
pavement is defined in the Contract.

The construction contract will be executed based on the Florida Department of Transport
Specifications for Roads and Bridges 1999 (FDOT99) and FIDIC Conditions of Contract
(1st Edition 1999). This will require prequalified Contractors to satisfy specific standards
for Quality Control, Laboratory Testing and Surveying Services. Guidelines will also be
set for required levels or Engineering Supervision Services and Traffic Management.
The Ministry of Works & Utilities now invites Bahamian Construction firms wishing to
prequalify for Slice 3 to submit their respective prequalification proposals in sealed
envelopes, with documentation of their legal status and technical and financial capacity
for the provision of construction services.
Prequalification documents may be obtained by interested parties as of Monday, 30 May,
2005 from the office of the Special Projects Coordinator, Ministry of Works and Utilities,
between hours of 10:00AM and 3:00PM Mondays to Fridays, upon payment of a non-
refundable fee of B$100.00. Payment may be in cash, certified check, bank draft or money
orders made payable to the Public Treasury of The Bahamas.
Completed Prequalification applications must be clearly marked "Prequalification
Application, Completion of New Providence Road Improvement Project SLICE 3", and
submit one original and two copies to be deposited in the Tender Box in the Department
of Public Works at the address below, no later than 2pm on or before Wednesday, 29 June
2005.
The Director of Public Works
Ministry of Works & Utilities, P.O. Box N-8156, John F. Kennedy Drive,
New Providence, Bahamas
Applicants will be notified of the reults after the evaluation of the documents and
submissions.
Signed: Anita Bernard (Mrs)
Permanent Secretary


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although the US goverment has
never provided any evidence to
back up its claims.
The last allegation was that
Bank Al Taqwa established
"operations" linked to Jemaah
Islamiya, the south-east Asian
extremist group blamed for the
Bali bombing that killed more
than 200 people. The group


Montaque

Securities

FROM page one

allow specialisation in cer-
tain services.
He said that while clients
will be better able to identi-
fy what each company does
and the services provided,
the two new entities will
provide a seamless integra-
tion of their daily opera-
tions..
Recent legislative initia-
tives to enhance the finan-
cial services sector, such as
Foundations and Segregated
Cell Companies, had
increased interest in the
Bahamas as a jurisdiction.
Accordingly, Mr Bethel
said it had become impor-
tant that the company
reflect more clearly, but
simultaneously isolate, the
services of family office, cor-
porate/foundation formation
and management, and ancil-
lary advisory services, which
will be handled by
Montaque Corporate Part-
ners.
The securities and invest-
ments operations, and the
structuring of private equity
deals, will be handled by
Montaque Capital Partners
as it takes a leading role as
principal investor and advi-
sor in select direct invest-
ments, private equity and
entrepreneurial ventures.
Mr Bethel said Montaque
Securities International will
continue to function as a pri-
vate holding company with
interests in the two opera-
tional companies.
The company also
announced the launching of
a new website, www.mon-
taquegroup.com: .


was also blamed for an attack
on a Jakarta hotel.
Meanwhile, in October 2001,'
the Central Bank of the,
Bahamas verbally cleared Bank
Al Taqwa of allegations it had
ties to bin Laden following a
probe into the bank's activities.
It was established that the
bank managed investments for
bin Laden's brother,
Mohammed, who was described
as a legitimate investor
with no connections to his sib-


ling.
Following these charges and
the US naming of Bank Al
Taqwa as a "financier of ter-.
ror", Sean Hanna, the bank's
authorised agent in the:
Bahamas, said he would have:
been "astonished" if the claims'
against his former clients were:
to be proved true. He accused:
the US of "trying and convict-'
ing" Bank al Taqwa and its offi-
cials without allowing due legal
process.


TRADEINVEST ASSETMANAGEMENT LTD,
A private Wealth Management Company and medium-sized Family Office
has an opening for a

CORPORATE ATTORNEY
Applicants must:
Be a qualified attorney, however, LLB or other law degree
holders will also be considered.
Have approximately 5 years experience in financial services in any
of the areas of trust, banking or investments.
Have the ability to draft or review sometimes complex legal
documents relating to special projects and to confidently
communicate with overseas legal and tax advisors on the same.
Be a seasoned professional who is capable of leading a project,
coordinating its various parts and managing the team associated
with the same.
Be capable of understanding and administering complex fiduciary
structures.
Be comfortable in review financial statements, and have a basic
understanding of investment and financial transactions.
Have the ability to work under pressure and without constant
supervision.
Have uncompromising personal and business ethics.
Successful candidate will work directly with the President of Tradelnvest
in the management of complex private fiduciary arrangements.
Responsibilities include regular contact with overseas affiliates, associated
trust, banking and investment professionals, as well as legal counsel and
advisors.
Applications may be delivered by hand and
marked Private and Confidential to:
The President
Tradeinvest Asset Management Ltd.
West Building,
Lyford Manor, Lyford Cay,
P.O. Box N-7776, Lyford Cay,
P.O. Box N-7776 (Slot 193)
New Providence, Bahamas
Applications must be received by 10th June, 2005.


GN-219
MINISTRY OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY
NOTICE
THE INDUSTRIES ENCOURAGEMENT ACT
(CHAPTER 326)
It is hereby notified pursuant to Section 5 of the Industries Encouragement
Act, Chapter 301, that the Minister is about to consider whether the manufacturer
specified in the first column of the table below should be declared an "APPROVED
MANUFACTURER" in relation to the products specified in the third column.

MANUFACTURER LOCATION OF PRODUCTS
FACTORY PREMISES

Bahamas Hurricane Hangar 1, Coral Harbour Hurricane Shutters
Shutters Co. Ltd. Road

Any interested persons having any objection to such a declaration should
give notice in writing of his objection and of the grounds thereof to the Office
of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, before the 8th day of June, 2005 by letter
addressed to:-

THE MINISTRY OF THE TRADE AND INDUSTRY
P.O. Box N-4849
Nassau, N.P.
THE BAHAMAS

HELEN A. EBONG
Permanent Secretary

MINISTRY OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY
NOTICE

THE INDUSTRIES ENCOURAGEMENT ACT
(CHAPTER 326)
It is hereby notified pursuant to Section 7 of the Industries Encouragement
Act that the Minister is about to consider whether the following products should
be declared an "APPROVED PRODUCTS" for the purpose of that act.

PRODUCTS RAW MATERIALS TO BE USED IN
MANUFACTURE

Hurricane Shutters Aluminum Extractions, Aluminum Coils,
Aluminum Slats.

Any interested persons having any objection to such a declaration should
give notice in writing of his objection and of the grounds thereof to the Office
of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, before the 8th day of June, 2005 by letter
addressed to:-

THE MINISTRY OF THE TRADE AND INDUSTRY
P.O. Box N-4849
Nassau, N.P.
THE BAHAMAS

HELEN A. EBONG
Permanent Secretary


BUSINESS


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STUBBS


OPINION


THIS Labour Day holiday week-
end will certainly jam-packed with
sporting activities for all to enjoy.
Whether you are in New Provi-
dence or travelling to one of the Fam-
ily Islands, you will have plenty to
choose from.
In addition to the sailing regattas
that are normally associated with the
holidays, Grand Bahama and New
Providence have more of the sports to
attend.
Grand Bahama will be the host of
the Bahamas Golf Federation's
National Open Golf Championships,
and it will also stage the Bahamas
Bodybuilding and Fitness Federa-
tion's Northern Bahamas Body-
building and Fitness Championships.
Here in New Providence, the
National Tennis Centre will be host-
ing the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Asso-
ciation's National Tournament and
three different sites will accommo-
date the Bahamas Baseball Federa-
tion's Junior National Champi-
onships.
Eleutherans won't be left out as


they will have the New Providence
Cycling Association in town to par-
ticipate in the third annual Gregory
Town Pineapple Festival Cycling
Classic.
If you're like me, you're probably
trying to decide which island to go
on rather than which event to
watch.
It's good'to see some many differ-
ent events being spread around the
islands, because it gives Bahamians
more opportunities to go back home
on their holiday weekends.
And some persons who may have
never been to one of those islands
will get to travel there if they are
interested in any of the sports.
In the recent debate on the
2005/2006 Budget in the House of
Assembly, the Minister of Youth,
Sports and Culture said the focus this
year would be on facilities and a
development programme. That would
include the Family Islands.
Neville Wisdom, in an interview
with The Tribune, had indicated that
while there were some monies allo-


cated for the Bahamas Games, he
couldn't give a definite date as to
when the sixth mini-Olympic Games
would be held.
Here's a suggestion, for what it's
worth: why not spread out the disci-
plines for the games on the various
Family Islands?
If these islands can house hundreds
of persons every time a regatta is
held, I'm sure that they can host a
discipline and the amount of athletes
and officials that would be involved.
That's if the games are spread over
a period of time or they are all
cramped into a one or two-week
week slot.
It would certainly boost the rev-
enue of that island.
Take the fact, for instance, that
there are many more scenic routes -
less congested
with traffic that cycling could be
staged on, rather than having it on
the busy streets of New Providence.
Regattas definitely deserve to be
on any Family Island, although Exu-
ma and Long Island should be given


the first priority.
How about softball and baseball?
The only problem would be the
amount of fields that are accessible.
There's no reason why the
Bahamas Games can't be held next
year. Unless the Bahamas Govern-
ment is waiting for the reconstruc-
tion of the Queen Elizabeth Sports
Centre, with the new facilities that
will come along with the national
track and field stadium by the Chi-
nese Government.
If that's the case, the games may
have to be delayed again until 2009. It
will be more of a challenge trying to
put it on in 2008 when the project is
intended to be completed, which is
also an Olympic year, than it would
be to consider spreading out the dis-
ciplines on the various islands.
While regattas at homecoming over
the holiday weekend mean big busi-
ness for the local residents, it would
be even bigger if they could get the
opportunity to share in the Bahamas
Games experience by hosting an
event.


Bahamas prepares for rugby qualification


. JACKELO Pierre of the Bahamas national team is lifted in the line out against Key West in the final training
game in the build-up to qualifiers. The Bahamas won the game 31-0


* By NEIL HARTNELL
The Bahamas will be fielding its
"youngest ever" side to contest next week's
northern Caribbean Rugby World Cup
qualification tournament, but head coach
Steven Thompson believes that win or lose
the experience will further develop "a good
core" of players critical to the sport's future
success.
Thompson told The Tribune yesterday:
"Regardless of the outcome of the tourna-
ment, simply by being where we are now,
we have succeeded.
"It's a real good core going forward, and
a good result in the tournament will boost
that further, but regardless, we have a real-
ly good core that will set up the future of
Bahamian rugby over the next 10-15 years."
Among the young Bahamian players
hoping to make their mark and take their
team forward to a Caribbean knockout
qualifier, which will determine who goes
into the main World Cup qualifying group
alongside regional heavyweights, the US
and Canada, are Kevin Salabie, Mico Coop-
er, Dan Woodside and Gio Rolle.
They will be playing with experienced
performer such as Dorian Roach and Tim-
my Thompson, as the Bahamas seeks to
achieve something Thompson never did in
his playing career over the past 15 years,
and this is to beat Bermuda and the Cay-
man Islands.
Explaining that for many Bahamian play-
ers the tournament would serve as a mark-
er for the future, Thompson said: "For a lot
of the youngsters playing in the squad, this
is their first time playing at a regional level.


"The team is made up of a good mix of
youth and experience, and hopefully that
will pay off in the future."
Jamaica rounds off the list of opponents
the Bahamas will face next week, a side
they last faced four years ago. Bermuda is
also a relatively unknown quality, although
the Cayman Islands, who the Bahamas Will
face in Sunday's 3pm opener, are old rivals.
Thompson said, though, that the level of
competition would be fierce, with all three
visiting teams likely to be well-disciplined,
fit, strong and skilled.
While the Bahamas team is almost total-
ly Bahamian, both the Cayman Islands and
Bermuda are likely to rely heavily on expa-
triates who have come up through tough
rugby-playing school systems in Britain and
the southern hemisphere. I "
Those two teams are likely to rely oi
forward-dominated game plans,; using their
heavier and taller packs to dominate the
set-pieces lineouts and scrums to control
possession and weai down the smaller
Bahamian side.
To counter this, Thompson said the
Bahamas would seek to avoid a "deep con-
tact" game, focusing on securing its own
lineouts and scrum ball and releasing its
fast backs as rapidly as possible.
The Bahamas' preparations for the tour-
nament have lasted for 12 weeks and gone
well, Thompson said, with training held
five nights a week.
In warm-up matches the Bahamian team
has also overcome visiting US sides by mar-
gins of more than 30 points, with the only
scores conceded coming in games against
their own 'B' team.


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Baseball tournament on tonight


* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
MORE than 600 athletes from 29 teams
are expected to participate in the Bahamas
Baseball Federation's 2005 Junior Nation-
al Championships.
The tournament, being held in memory of
the late Andre Rodgers, will take place
from tonight through to Sunday at various
locations.
"If we have to, we will use every single
park that is available to us," said tourna-
ment director Teddy Sweeting about the
alternate plans if they are rained out during
any of the four days this weekend.
The tournament will kick off at 6.30pm
with the march pass of the players from the
.parking lot of McDonald's to the Andre
Rodgers Baseball Stadium, where the offi-
cial ceremony will take place.


Gina Rodgers-Sealy, daughter of the late
Andre Rodgers, will accept a plaque in
remembrance of her father. She, along with
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture,
Neville Wisdom, will throw out the cere-
monial first pitches.
Immediately after the ceremony, the
Junior Baseball League of Nassau will play
the New Providence Amateur Baseball
League in a 16-20 game at the stadium.
Over at the Churchill Tener Knowles
National Softball Stadium, the Junior Base-
ball League of Nassau will play the Free-
dom Farm Baseball League in a coaches
pitch game.
The action will continue on Friday and
Saturday at 9am from Freedom Farm.
Afternoon games will be played at the
Andre Rodgers Baseball Stadium.
On Sunday, starting at 11am, the medal
games will begin at the Abdre Rodgers


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that CHENET JOSEPH OF
CARMICHAEL ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 28TH day of MAY, 2005 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.



NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that FRANCIS BARRACLOUGH
BANKS, P.O.BOX CB-11073, 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 27TH day of MAY, 2005 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, RO.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.


Baseball Stadium.
Sweeting, who is secretary of the federa-
tion, said they have confirmed five teams in
the coaches' pitch division (7-9 years), five
in the BBF 9-10, six in under-12, six in 13-15
and five in 16-20.
For the past two years, New Providence
teams have dominated all of the age brack-
ets in the championships except for the 11,-
12 in the first year, which was won by Lega-
cy from Grand Bahama.
"This year, all of the Grand Bahama team
are ready and they have indicated that they
expect a few of the championship awards to
be going back with them," Sweeting said.
"So we expect to have a very competitive
championships." ,.
All of the teams except Inagua will be
in New Providence today. Inagua, who will
be making their debut in the coaches' pitch
division only, are due in town on Friday.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that VERLICE CHARLES THELUSMA,
PETER STREET OFF EAST STREET, 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
25TH day of MAY, 2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, JANICE PEACHES
ROLLE, of #2 Bamboo Blvd., EE-17503, Nassau, Bahamas,
intend to change my name to JANICE PEACHES ROLLE-
SEYMOUR. If there are any objections to this change of
name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the
Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no
later than thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this
notice.


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E By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
NATIONAL record holder Chandra Sturrup
proved her victory on Sunday over American Marion
Jones was no fluke by duplicating the feat yesterday.
Competing at the Grand Prix Regione Lombardia
meet in Milan, Italy, Sturrup pulled off her second
straight victory over her arch-rival and training part-
ner.
Her winning time of 11.42 seconds was slower than
four days ago in Hengelo, the Netherlands when she
clocked 11.15, compared to 11.67 that Jones ran
Wednesday after she posted an 11.29 on Sunday.
Once again, the focus of attention was on Jones
and with so much pressure to go out and win, Sturrup
was able to pull through with flying colours.
Jones has been denied the opportunity to compete
in a number of meets in Europe after she was linked
to the BALCO steroid scandal in the United States.
The Euro Meeting.Gropus, which represents many
of Europe's top meets, recommended not inviting C
Jones to any events, even though she has never failed CO npy gchte d MaCal
a drug test and denies using performance enhancing "re
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Milan and Hengelo. 4N
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slow out'of the blocks when the race finally got under- Available from Commercial News Providers"
way. Sturrup, on the hand, was able to surge out front
and stayed in control for the majority of the race.
It was the first time that Sturrup has defeated Jones
in two consecutive victories as she tries to regain the
form she had two years ago when she challenged for
her share of the Golden League jackpot.
She was two races away from earning a hefty prize
when she was beaten by American Kelli White, who
eventually Was suspended for two years for the illegal I
use of drugs at the IAAF World Championships.
Sturrup had surgery at the beginning of the season
last year and was not able to get back on track,
although she did make it to the Olympic Games
where she ran on the wonien's 4x100 relay team.
But she is slowly making her'way back, despite
having td go through a traumttic experience after
her mother was diagnosed with cancer.
Sturrup's winning time of 11.15 on Sunday has been
pegged as the ninth fastest so far this year. The world's
leading time is 10.96, which was recorded by Jamaican
Veronica Campbell.
While Sturrup is due to return home for the
Bahamas Association of Athletic Association's
National Open Track and Field Championships at
the end of the month, she is expected to clash with
Campbell at the "Senior Central American and
Caribbean Championships, which will be staged in .. 4 b
Nassau over the Independence holiday weekend in
July. .




New regatta to recruit youth


* By RENALDO DORSETT
Junior Sports Reporter
THE most highly publicised name in sailing is
attempting to bridge the generational gap and to instill
a newfound interest in sailing among the country's
youth.
Eleazor "The Sailing Baber" Johnson announced
yesterday that he will be hosting The 1st Annual Pres-
tigious Children's Regatta. This regatta, the first of its
kind, is geared towards encouraging of future sailors.
The two-day event is scheduled for Saturday June
11th arid Sunday June 12th on the Montague Fore-
shore in Nassau. It is co'-sponsored by the Ministry of
Youth Sports and Culture and Vita Malt.
"We want to create opportunities for the children
coming up to appreciate sailing and reach to the level
where we are," Johnson said.
He said that sailing is the nation's true national sport
and in order to preserve its heritage and ensure its
future, events like this one are essential.
"When I was a boy growing up, my father taught me
how to build and handle a boat, and I feel like we
should do the same thing for these kids," he said, "We
need to create a new generation of sailors for the sport
to continue on. New generations of sailors such as
Rollie Gray, Durward Knowles, myself and many oth-
ers."
Johnson said that this regatta will be a major event
and he expects a substantial turnout.
"I think will be one of the biggest ones of the year
because all of the clubs are scheduled to be represent-'


ed including the BBOSA (Bahamas Boat Owner's and
Sailing Association), the CSA (Commonwealth Sailing
Association) and many others.
Johnson said that he has confirmations from a num-
ber of schools that they Will be at the event, including
schools from Acklins, Grand Bahama, Long Island
and others.
Reverend Philip McPhee, Commodore of the
BBOSA, said that any national sport can only survive
with a feeder system, and sailing's feeder system is the
country's youth.
"We have to entice them and encourage them to
continue the legend that our forefathers have given to
us," he said.
Tony Knowles, Commodore of the CSA, said the
regatta will be a day of family fun for all to enjoy, and


will display the true importance of sailing in the coun-
try.
"Sailing is the literal and cultural bridge between
the islands of the Bahamas and it will be an opportunity
for many youngsters to gain first hand experience with
sailing.
One of the new features the event organizers are
excited about will come at the end of the regatta where
interested spectators, especially children, will have an
opportunity to gain access to the C Class sloops.
At a press conference yesterday, Sean Brennen,
Burns House Ltd. marketing manager, presented
cheques to the winners of the Exuma and Long Island
Regattas.
Burns House Ltd. is the oldest corporate sponsor of
sloop sailing in the Bahamas.


JUNE 11
9.00am Skippers Meeting and Registration of Boats
10.30am Optimist Prams 3 Races immediately following one another
1.30pm First Race (Class C) with Junior Skippers; three races to follow one another
4:30pm First race in "The Best of the Best!" series


1.30pm
3.30pm
6.00pm


JUNE 12
Second race in "The Best of the Best!" series
Final race in "The Best of the Best!" series
Presentation of trophies and other prizes


Final trials

to be held

Sfor golf

federation

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
THE new criteria for the
team selection to the
Caribbean Amateur Golf
Championship will come into
effect this weekend when final
trials are held in Grand
Bahama.
The Bahamas Golf Federa-
tion have already selected
Peter McIntosh and Bobby
Rose by virtue of winning and
coming in as runners-up at the
National Amateur Golf Cham-
pionships in March.
The duo will also get to trav-
el to Mexico from June 19-26
as a result of their perfor-
mances in the national cham-
pionships before they head to
St Kitts from August 7-14 for
the CAGC.
Federation president K
Neville Adderley said the
entire team, comprising of five
different categories, should be
selected at the completion of
the trials on Sunday.
"We're trying to five persons
for the Hoerman Cup, two for
the mid-amateur, two for the
Sam Perkins Cup for seniors,
two for the Higgs and Higgs
Cup for the super seniors and
the George Teale Cup where
we are trying to select three
ladies," Adderley said.
Players will have the chance
to automatically make the team
as McIntosh and Rose did all
they would have to do is shoot
better than the average scores
set out by the federation.
Regular-and mid-amateur
players will have to average 75
per round or shoot a combined
300; seniors will have to shoot
an average of 70 or a total of
280; and the super seniors must
play an average of 71 or a 284
or better.
Ladies will have to average
at least 84 per round or a total
of 320.
"In order to have a chance in
any of those cups, those are the
scores we will have to shoot,"
Adderley revealed. "So if
someone makes the standard,
then are in. If nobody makes
the standards, then the selec-
tion committee will choice the
players, based on certain crite-
ria that we have already told
them."
The golfers will have to play
the first 54 holes on Friday and
another 54 on Saturday at the
Lucayan Golf and Country
Club. Then on Sunday, they
will conclude on Sunday at the
Reef when they play the final
18 holes.
"The people who we expect
to make the team will be
going," Adderley stated.
The federation, however,
have given exemptions to
brothers Michael and Steven
Bain, who are currently takihg
exams at their schools in the
US.
"If it turns 6ut that every-
body makes the standard, then
that's the end of that," Adder-
ley pointed out. "But if we
have to go to the selection
committee, then they will be
eligible, based on the criteria
that we have set."
"All of the ladies who were
on the team last year are play-
ing," Adderley said. "Plus, we
expect to have Michelean
Poitier, who is a very good
player back. She ranks right up
there with them. So I think we
will have a stronger team than
we had last year."


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* By PETURA BURROWS
Tribune Feature Writer
The Conquerors
for Christ, the
religi o us
Junkanoo group
that made its
debut at last year's Sammy
Thompson Boxing Day Parade,
and the Bahamas National
Liturgical Dance Company
have teamed up in an effort to
evangelise and share the
Bahamian culture with a wider
audience.
The organisations, which
came together on Bay Street
to share the gospel through
Bahamian culture, are prepar-
ing to leave for China to par-
ticipate in the Olympic Cultur-
al Festival set for next month.
The festival, which runs
through September 30, will fea-
ture exhibitions of the Olympic
emblems and posters, and a
series of mass activities in the
Chinese capital city. Sympo-
siums on Olympic Games
image design and cultural inno-
vation, torch relay, Olympic
education and utilisation of dig-
ital technology for the Olympic
Games will also be held with
scholars and experts from Chi-
na and abroad attending.
The Cultural Festival is held
during each of the four years
leading up to the actual games.
Beijing is hosting the 2008
Games under the theme, Green
Olympics, High-tech Olympics
and People's Olympics.
The Bahamas is privileged
to be a part of this festival,
since only countries that have
hosted the Games in the past
are invited to attend.
Dr Ann Higgins, director of
the dance school, and her hus-
band, Henry Higgins, pastor of
Creative Christian Arts Min-
istries International both
leaders of the Conquerors for
Christ told Tribune Religion
.that Chinese officials became
interested in bringing
Junkanoo to their country after
viewing a DVD of Conqueror's
Boxing Day performance.
"We (the dance school) went
to meet in the Beijing festival
last May and this year We were
invited to come back. We want-
ed to take not just the compa-
ny, but seeing as how we had a
-new Junkanoo group we want-
'ed to take some of the
Junkanoo (members) as well,"
Dr Higgins explains. "So we
sent them a DVD of the group
and they have never seen the
parade. They were very much
enthused about it and said that
this (Junkanoo) would be per-
fect for their youth festival,
which is the Cultural Olympic
Festival."
The delegation of more than
40 liturgical dancers and
junkanooers (from other
churches and Junkanoo
groups) will be leaving for Chi-
na on July 10, and will return
on July 19. The big event, a cul-


Conquerors for Christ and Bahamas National Liturgical

Dance Company get set for Olympic Cultural Festival


"We (the dance school) went
to meet in the Beijing festival last
May and this year we were invited
to come back. We wanted to take
not just the company, but seeing
as how we had a new Junkanoo
group we wanted to take some of
the Junkanoo (members) as well."


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GREATER BETHEL
TEMPLE MISSION
CHURCH
ELDER Samuel McIntosh is
scheduled to be installed as pas-
tor of the church on Hospital
Lane south, off Blue Hill Road,
at 3 pm on June 5.
Sunday's service is to be held
at Greater Bethel Temple
Cathedral on Faith United
Way, Blue Hill Road, under the
theme, "Be An Example ...


Feed God Flock".

EAST STREET
GOSPEL CHAPEL
THE church at 83 East
Street, "where Jesus Christ is
Lord, and everyone is special",
is scheduled to hold the fol-
lowing services:
Sunday, 9:45 am Sunday
School & Adult Bible Class, 11
am Morning Celebration, 7
pm Communion Service, 8


pm 'Jesus, the Light of World'
Radio Programme on ZNS 1
Tuesday, 8 pm Chapel
Choir Practice
Wednesday, 8 pm Midweek
Prayer Meeting (Second
Wednesday) Cell Group
Meeting
Thursday, 6 pm Hand Bells
Choir Practice, 8 pm Men's
Fellowship Meeting (Every 4th
Thursday), 7:45 pm Women's
Fellowship Meeting (Every 4th
Thursday)
Friday, 6:30 pm Conquerors,


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SI. raTROIKA HANNA

SClass of 2005


Mt. Carmel
Preparatory Academy


for Christ Club (Boys & Girls
Club), 8 pm East Street
Youth Fellowship Meeting
Saturday, 6:30 am Early
Morning Prayer Meeting

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

UNITED FAITH
MINISTRIES
THE church in the Summer-
winds Plaza, Harrold Road, is
scheduled to hold the following
services:
June 5, 10.30 am Divine
Worship, 6 pm Evening Wor-
ship
June 9, 7 pm Leadership
Seminar
June 19, 10:30 am Special
Father's Day Service'
Apostle Phalmon Ferguson
is the senior pastor.

FIRST HOLINESS
THE church on First Holi-
ness Way, Bamboo Town, is
scheduled to hold the following
services:
Sunday, 9:45 am Sunday
School, 11 am Morning Wor-
ship, 7 pm Evening Worship
Monday, 7:30 pm Prayer
Meeting
Wednesday, noon Prayer
& Praise Service, 7:30 pm -
Bible Study
Thursday, 7:30 pm Praise
,I Worship Service,
F Friday (2nd" and 4ih), 7:30
pm Youth Meeting


Second Tuesdays, 7:30 pm -
SALT Ministry (Single Adults
Living Triumphantly)
Fourth Saturdays, 4 pm -
SOME Ministry (Save Our
Men Evangelism)
1st Sundays Women's Day
2nd Sundays Youths
Day/Dedication of Infants
3rd Sundays Mission
Day/Communion
4th Sundays Men's Day
Service

ST ANDREW'S
PRESBYTERIAN KIRK
YOU are invited to worship
with the church family at 9:30
am or 11 am on Sunday. Sun-
day School meets during the
11 am service and the Youth
Group meets on Friday
evenings. The Kirk is located at
the corner of Peck's Slope and
Princes' Street, across from the
Central Bank. Parking is avail-
able immediately behind the
Kirk. Visit us also at:
www.standrewskirk.com

ST BARNABAS

THE church on Blue Hill
and Wulff Roads is scheduled
to hold the following services:
June 5,7 am Sung Mass, 10
am Sunday School and Adult
Bible Classes, 11 am Praise
and Worship, Sung Mass, 7 pm
- Solemn Evensong and Benre-
diction
Monday, 6:40 am Mattins
and Mass, 4 pm Youth Band
Practice, 6:30 pm Lay Pastors'
Training, Laying A Solid Foun-
dation, Adult Band Practice


Tuesday, 6:40 am Mattins
and Mass, 1 pm Mid-day
Mass, 6 pm Prayer Chapel, 7
pm Bible Class
Wednesday, 6:30 am Mass,
6:30 pm Marriage Enrichment
Class, 7 pm Prayer Band and
Bible Class
Thursday, 6:40 am Mattins
and Mass, 6 pm to 9 pm -
Young Adult Choir Practice, 7
pm Senior Choir Practice
Friday, 6:40 am Mattins and
Mass, 4 pm Confirmation
Classes, 6 pm St Ambrose
Guild, 6:30 pm Christian
Youth Movement
Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm -
Boys Brigade (ages 5-9), 1 pm -
Youth Alpha (every third Sat-
urday), 3:30 pm to 4 pm Boys
Brigade (ages 10+), 4 pm -
Youth Band Practice, 6 pm -
Altar Guild, 6 pm Confes-
sions

ZION METHODIST

THE church in the South
Beach Shopping Centre, East
Street south, is scheduled to
hold the following services on
Sunday:
June 5, 10:15 am Sunday
School, 11 am Divine Wor-
ship Service (Preacher: Sister
Jeannie Gibson and Youth)
Third Monday, 7:30 pm -
Ladies Ministry
Wednesday, 7:30 pm Prayer
and Bible Study
Thursday, 7:30 pm Music
Ministry
Saturday, 3 pm Dance Min-
istry, 4 pm Children's Choir
Ministry (Minister: Pastor
Charles Lewis)


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Troika has been accepted to Fisk
University and awarded a
Gentlemen's Club Scholarship.

While attending Mt.. Carmel, lieas named the
National Arts Fesltival's Champion in Senior Solo
Piano 2 years consecutively participated in the
Gentlemen's Club, Cavalier Track & Field,
recorded and produced music, and serves as
his church's youth music directors.


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Monsignor Alfred Culmer




delivers powerful homily


V By CLEMENT JOHNSON
Little girls smartly
dressed in white
from their veils
1 covering their
hair to the white
shoes and socks on their feet
and little boys in their black
Trousers and white shirts seated
before the altar. This was the
beautiful scene at St. Francis
Xavier Cathedral as dozens of
seven and eight year olds from
various parishes in Nassau,
received their first Holy Com-
rmunion on the feast of Corpus
Christi after months of prepa-
ration. The excitement on the
faces of the children was con-
tagious.
Archbishop Patrick Pinder
presided and Msgr. Alfred
Culmer delivered a powerful
homily, educating the congre-
gation on the importance of the
feast of Corpus Christi.
Procession
Corpus Christi is usually cel-
ebrated on the Thursday after
Trinity Sunday in most coun-
tries, but in the Bahamas it has
been moved to Sunday. It is
the Feast when Catholics
express in public through a pro-
cession and other ways their
belief in the body and blood
Christ as not being just a sym-
bol, but the actual flesh and
blood of Christ.
At the service Msgr. Culmer
encouraged the first Commu-
nicants to always be filled with
excitement in receiving the
Lord Jesus in the sacrament of
the Eucharist for his body and


blood.
"Let me tell you, what hap-
pens when we lose our excite-
ment and our enthusiasm,"
Monsignor said as he spoke to
the children. "Well, when this
happens, what is special in our
lives becomes a matter of rou-
tine and ordinary and begins
to lose its value. When we
begin to do things over and
over again without paying
attention to the value and the
importance of what we are
doing, we begin to lose focus
and what was once important
to us begins to lose its value
for us."
Msgr. Culmer's talk was
directed at the children and if
was amazing to see how inter-
ested they were in his sermon.
He also educated them on the
importance of cherishing what
is importance in one's life.
"What was once sacred and
holy becomes something that
has its value for us. We must
always have the reverence and
sense of awe or that wow, real-
ly awesome, sense about
preparing for receiving the
Body and Blood of Jesus
Christ." He told them the sig-
nificance of the Emmaus story
and how it relates to them. He
concluded his talk with a quote
from the reading of that day.
"I am the living bread that
came down from heaven; who-


* THE excitement on the faces of the
children was contagious.
(The Tribune archive photo)


ever eats this bread will live
forever; and the bread that I
will give is my flesh for the life
of the world."
When he addressed the
adults in his homily Msgr. Cul-
mer informed the adults about
the importance, of the
Eucharist in our lives. Many a
time Catholics are questioned
as to why at their funeral or
wedding masses the priest
informs the congregation that
only baptized and practising
Catholics are allowed to par-


take in communion. In his
homily Msgr. Culmer answered
this question.
"My dear friends in Christ,
at the centre of the life of the
Christian community is a meal,
where bread and wine are tak-
en, blessed, broken and shared
in remembrance of the death
and resurrection of Jesus and in
anticipation of the banquet in
the coming reign of God. This
simple action has given rise to a
long and varied history of
Eucharistic traditions," he said.


Msgr. Culmer referred to the
readings of the day, where
Jesus declares that his flesh is
food and his blood is drink.
"The phrase flesh and blood
is rich in meaning. On one lev-
el, it is a common way of char-
acterising a human being.
When applied to Jesus, it. is a
proclamation of faith in the
incarnation. He is indeed flesh
and blood. On another level,
it calls to mind the victim of
sacrifice that is first slaughtered
(flesh and blood) and then
shared as a meal ( food and
drink). Jesus is flesh and blood
in this way for he is our sacrifi-
cial lamb on the cross. He is
our food and drink."
"God is a God who feeds,"
he said. "God feeds those who
are needy, not those who claim
to be worthy." He explained
that to understand this concept
of eating the real presence of
Jesus in the Eucharist, faith is
required. Msgr. Culmer said
that the Eucharist is a sign of
unity.
"The Eucharist is our call to
mission. Our Archbishop has
stated that his episcopacy will
be defined by an unceasing dri-
ve to promote vocations to the
priesthood and religious life.
This cannot be the drive of the:
archbishop alone. It has to be
the drive of the entire Catholic
Christian community in the


Archdiocese working with our
archbishop and under the guid-
ance of the Holy Spirit to
encourage more and more
young people to give of their
lives to serve the church as
priest and religious."
"To come to the Eucharist
is to touch God's commitment
and self-outpouring in Christ.
The Eucharist is not just food
and drink for our own lives; it is
about food for self-gift, drink
for the sharing of life. The
Eucharist is about loving the
Father in obedience even unto
death; the Eucharist is about
loving our brothers and sisters
even unto laying down our lives
for them."
Sacrament

"The Eucharist," he said in
conclusion, "is a call to mis-
sion, a symbol and a sacrament
which reveals to us the mean-
ing of Christian life and min-
istry. It empowers us, enables
us to infuse that meaning into
our Christian existence, into
our ministry, yes into the very
mission of the Church. The
Eucharist makes it possible for
Christ's self-giving to become
our commitment and. self-giv-
ing. Or perhaps, more correct-
ly, as St. Augustine reminds us
that our commitment and all
our lives and deeds become, in
and through the Eucharist
Christ's own.
"I am the living bread that
came down from heaven: who-
ever eats this bread will live
forever; and the bread that I
will give is my flesh for the life
of the world."


'God has plans for


you this summer


* By REV ANGELA C
BOSFIELD PALACIOUS
THE spring showers are
already here and it looks as if it
is going to be a busy summer
for gardeners. We are hoping
for good rain to fill our reser-
voirs without storm activity to
destroy our best efforts.
God has plans for you this
summer as well. The rain of the
Holy Spirit that officially began
as we celebrated Pentecost is
intended to remind us the reign
of God's King should be evi-
dent as an outward sign.
Galatians 5:22 keeps before
us the character-test that we
may all take to determine how
complete our submission is
Becoming. On a scale of 1-10
how do you rate yourself in the
following areas?
Love the ability to care for
the best interests of each other
because it pleases God;
* Joy -the inner delightto be a
child of God that sustains even
in great suffering;
j Peace the spiritual serenity
t keeps one focused on God
in the midst of conflict;
Goodness the desire to be
obedient to God's ways. whei
'faced with severe temptations;
Gentleness the exercise of
restraint to maintain a "softer"
approach even when angry;
Faithfulness the display of a
deep trust in God no matter
what happens to us or around
us;
Kindness a generous spirit
that seeks to be helpful to those
in need;
Patience the ability to wait
or tolerate situations for long
periods of time without anger;
Self-control Attitudes and
actions that display a disci-
plined spirit.
You may have slightly dif-
ferent definitions and that is in
order, but the quality of Christ-
like character also includes
humility, compassion, meek-
ness, forgiveness and persever-
ance, for example. There is
always room for further growth


MEDITATION


* REV ANGELA
PALACIOUS


in any of the above areas, and
so it is definitely a worthwhile
exercise to take inventory of
our spiritual stock.
As we grow in the image of
Christ, we bring showers of
blessings into our homes,
places of education, recreation,
worship and employment. We
promote the growth in others
as we apply ourselves to mean-
ingful and motivated ministry.
:.By the decisions that we make
and the postures that we take,
we extend God's influence; we
are agents for change.
As the summer approaches,
why not plan to have a reading
list of inspirational material.
Consider some form of indoor
and outdoor sport or exercise
regimen.
Create a schedule for family
outings leaving room for spon-
taneity as well. Determine to
be involved in ministry at some
level in your congregation.
Begin that home improvement
project that you have shelved
for far too long.
Just as we want balance in
our character to reflect all of
the fruit of the Spirit, let us also
regulate our time to give most
importance to spiritual and
family matters, prayerfully fit-
ting in all of the rest, including
time to relax and be still.


ll n .- r I nsigh
on M ondays I-


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Former deputy police





commissioner installed


as


pastor of Mt Moriah


* By CLEMENT JOHNSON

police commis-
sioner Wilton G
Strachan was
installed on Sun-
day, May 29, as pastor of Mt
Moriah Baptist Church.
"I present to you, on behalf
of the members of Mt. Mori-
ah Baptist Church, Rev. Dr.
Wilton G. Strachan," said Dea-
con ArthupPeet as he present-
ed Rev S.tachan to Bishop
Samuel 1R. Green, General
Superintendent and President
of the Zion Union Baptist
Church.
Deacon Peet said he made
the presentation "believing that
God has ordained his being
here for this time and this sea-
son from the foundation of the
world and that we have fol-
lowed the leading of the Lord,


we have called him to be pastor
and under-shepherd to this
flock."
The church was filled to
capacity with standing room
only. The mood was one of
anticipation as the members of
Mt. Moriah waited for their
pastor-elect to take on the
mantle of their church.
Purpose
Sister Lynette Barry, a long-
time member of the church,
gave the statement of purpose
and the welcome.
"Believing with all our hearts
that the Church is established
on and by Jesus Christ alone
and that He alone builds His
Church: he alone superintends
over the affairs of His Church
and He alone calls whom He
wills to lead His flock; we have
come to this day to declare


Worship time.: 11am & 7pm
Adult Sunday School 10am
Church School during Worship Service


Place: Twynam Heights
off Prince Charles Drive


Minister: Rev. Henley Perry

P0. Box SS-5631
Telephone number: 324-2538
Telefax number.'324-2587

COME TO WORSHIP, LEAVE TO SERVE



THE BAHAMAS CONFERENCE
OF THE METHODIST CHURCH
Hillside Estates Baltic Avenue off Mackey Street
P 0_ PO. Box SS-5103; Nassau; Bahamas
Phone: 393-3726/393-2355/Fax: 393-8135
* I CHURCH SERVICES
SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2005
3R19 SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
ASCENSION METHODIST CHURCH, Prince Charles Drive
11:00 a.m. Rev. Dr. Laverne Lockhart/ HC
KE MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH, Bernard Road
0 a.m. Pastor Sharorn Loyley/ HC
RRY MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH, Zion Boulevard
00 a.m. Rev. Manette Poitier
00 p.m. Dr. Carl Knowles
EBENEZER METHODIST CHURCH, East Shirley Street
11:00 a.m. Pastor Martin Loyley/ HC
7:00 p.m. Pastor Martin Loyley
GLOBAL VILLAGE METHODIST CHURCH, Queen's College
Campus
9:30 a.m. Rev. James Neilly/ HC
ST. MICHAEL'S METHODIST CHURCH, Churchill Avenue
8:00 a.m Connections Rev, Philip Stubbs
9:30 a.m. Rev. Philip Stubbs/HC
TRINITY METHODIST CHURCH, Frederick Street
f 11:00 a.m. Rev William Higgs/HC
S7:00 p.m. Rev. William Higgs
RADIO PROGRAMMES
"RENEWAL" on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on ZNS 1
Your Host: Rev. Dr. Laverne Lockhart
"METHODIST MOMENTS" on each weekday at 6:55 a.m.
:,Your Host: Rev. Dr. Laverne Lockhart
THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN
The windows of heaven are open
The blessings are falling today,
I've got joy, joy down in my heart
Since Jesus came into my life
I gave him my old filthy garments
He gave me a robe of pure white
Now I'm feasting on manner from heaven
And that's why I'm happy today.


I ne Holy Ci ost Prayer-Line number is 326-7427
(www.gtwesley.org)
SUNDAY, JUNE 5th, 2005
7:00OA.M. Colin Archer/ Nathalie Thompson
11:00A.M, Colin Archer/ Tezel Anderson (HC)
7:00P.M. Andre Bethel/ Ricardo McQueen
a *B *.B *gm MI


before this people that, being
led by the Holy Spirit, we
humbly and joyfully receive the
Rev. Dr. Wilton Strachan as
our pastor, under-shepherd and
leader."
The stage was set and the
applause resounded to the
rafters.
The singing was spirit-filled
and the preaching was inspir-
ing. Bishop Green advised Rev.
Strachan to always look to
Jesus for guidance and
implored the congregation to
support their pastor.
Greetings came from around
the Bahamas. Dozens of pas-
tors and bishops from all cor-
ners of the Bahamas welcomed
Rev Strachan.
In a written message, Acting
Prime Minister and Minister of
National Security Cynthia
Pratt, congratulated the Mt.
Moriah church and Dr. Stra-
chan.
"Reverend Dr. Strachan, you
have served your country to
the rank of Deputy Commis-
sioner of Police in the noble
organization, the Royal
Bahamas Police Force, which is
the primary line of defence and
protection of the citizenry in
the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas. You have served
with distinction, integrity and
loyalty.
"On behalf of the govern-
ment and people of the Com-
monwealth of the Bahamas, I
extend sincere congratulations
to Reverend Dr. Wilton Stra-
chan and the family of Mt.
Moriah Baptist Church on this
significant occasion. It is my
prayer that you will do great
exploits for the Lord."
Dr. William Thompson,
President of the Christian
Council, in his message said
that Rev. Strachan will bring
about a stronger partnership
with the communities he is
called to serve, because of his
wealth of experience.
Bishop Green called him a
trailblazer, who was a model
and a pacesetter in spiritual
integrity, faithfulness, commit-
ment and excellence.
Youth Sports and Culture
Minister Neville W. Wisdom
brought greetings on behalf of
the government. Greetings
were also sent in by retired
Commissioner of Police
Bernard K. Bonamy, who said
that Rev. Strachan was a God-


U REVDR WILTON G STRACHAN


fearing man, who cared about
people regardless of their sta-
tion in life.
"As I have had the opportu-
nity to serve with Rev. Stra-
chan as my police officer I am.
convinced that the church
could not have found a better
person than my friend Wilton
to be their under-shepherd.
"B.K. Bonamy Commission-
er of Police (retired)."
Moments
There were many solemn.
moments throughout the ser-
vice, especially when his wife,
Sister Marion Strachan, placed
his robe upon him. This
brought tears to some eyes,
also later when his daughter,
Patricia Clarke put his stole
around his neck.


Collins Avenue at 4th Terrace Centreville
Telephone: 322-8304 or 325-1689 P.O. Box N-1566
Fax No. 322-4793


SUNDAY 8:30am ZNS-1
8:30am
9:45am
11:00am
7:00pm

DNESDAY 7:30PM


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

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


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Many members openly wept,
while others raised their hand
and still others gavethanks to
God in their own way during
the singing of the song of com-
mitment "In your Hands".
Rev Strachan, of Rolle
Town, Exuma, was a member
of the Royal Bahamas Police
Force where -he excelled for
many years moving up through
the ranks to the position of
Deputy Commissioner. He
retired in 2000.
Rev. Dr. Strachan was a
founding director of the Finan-
cial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of
the Force. This unit was
formed in 2000 after the
Bahamas was blacklisted by the
OECD.
Dr. Strachan will serve as the
sixth pastor of Mt. Moriah. He
earned a Diploma in Christian


Education from the Bahamas
Baptist Institute; Bachelor of
Arts degree in Theology from
Covington Theological Semi-
nary, Rossville, Ga; Master of
Arts degree in Theology from
Louisiana Baptist University,
Louisiana, USA, and a Ph.D
in Theology and Philosophy
from the same institution.!
Married
Dr. Strachan is married to
Marion, formerly Nixon, and
they have five children and
eight grandchildren.
The closing prayer was given
by Rev. Theodore Darling, pas-
tor emeritus.
The closing benediction
hymn of "The Lord Bless you
and keep you" was sung by the
choir.


The Mass of Thanksgiving
S for : -y:: Y

Msgr. Preston A. Moss
40th Anniversary

of Priestly Ordination scheduled for today
Thursday, June 2nd, 2005 at
St. Anselm's Church, Bernard Road
will take place at 7:30pm
instead of 7:00 pm



k LIGHT AND LIFE COMMUNITY CHURCH
Grounded In The Past &
Geared To The Future
Worship time: 11am & 7pm
Sunday School: 9:45am
Prayer time: 6:30pm
Place:
The Madeira Shopping
Center
(Next door to CIB) Rev. Dr. Franklin Knowles

ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND

Pastor: Rev. Dr Franklin Knowles

P.O.Box EE-16807
Telephone number 325-5712
EMAIL lynnk@batelnet.bs


PAGE 6C, THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2005











'Journeying through


faith


60


more


years'


* By CLEMENT JOHNSON
n Thursday, May 25,
under the theme
"Journeying through
faith 60 more years",
the parish community
of St. Bede's Roman Catholic Church
celebrated its sixtieth anniversary.
Archbishop Patrick Pinder presided
at the anniversary mass.
Community
The community was well repre-
sented at the mass. Fr. Chris Santen-
gelo, is the pastor of St. Bede's, which
is located on Sutton Street off Kemp
Road.


Many Bahamians know little or
nothing at all about the importance
of the contributions made to the
Christian church by this saintly priest
for whom St Bede's was named.
St. Bede was a priest and doctor of
the church who lived from about 672
to 735. He is one of the few saints
who was honoured as such even dur-
ing his lifetime. His writings were filled
with such faith and learning that even


while he was still alive, a church coun-
cil ordered them to be read publicly in
churches.
Entrusted
In a leaflet prepared by Fr. Chris,
there was information about the life
and work of St. Bede. Bede was
entrusted to the care of the abbot of
the monastery of St. Paul's in Jarrow


at an early age.
He was recognised as an extraordi-
nary scholar, deeply versed in all sci-
ences of his time. He was ordained to
the priesthood at the age of 30, and
was occupied with learning, writing
and teaching up to the time of his
death.
St. Bede was sought after by kings
and other notables. Even Pope Sergius
died in 735 praying his favourite


prayer: "Glory be to the Father, and
to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, As
it was in the beginning, so now, and
forever".
Legacy
His greatest legacy is considered his
Ecclesiastical History, however his
work in all the sciences should not
be overlooked.
During his last Lent, he worked on
a translation of the Gospel of St John
into English; he completed it the day
before he died.
Thursday's service was high-spirited
and the pastor thanked all those who
attended the mass. Light refreshments
were served afterwards.


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REAL MEN'S MINISTRY





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Bahamas Faith Ministries International. PO.Box N-9583, Nassau. BahamasA
Tel. (242) 341-6444 Fax 361-2260
E-Mail: bfmadmin@bfmmm.com Website: www.bfmmm.com Web TV: www.mylesmunroe.tv


Recognising our senior citizens


0 THE Guild to Help the Sick and
Needy of St George's Anglican
Church held an evening recogni-
tion service for deserving senior
citizens in the surrounding com-
munity.
They have all been instrumental
to the growth and development of
the parish over the years. Father
G Kingsley Knowles, rector of the
St George's Parish is pictured (at
left) with the honourees following
S: the special service.


(Photo courtesy
of St George's
Communication
Ministry)


^.fAy4ape CLriL6tan




A Ministry of Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel
P.O. Box AB20760, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas


Is now accepting applications for





BJC/BGCSE Literature, Music,
Spanish, Math, History, Office
Procedures, French, Computer Science,
Sewing, Art, Food & Nutrition

for the school year beginning


Sep &emer 2005

Applicants must be Born Again Christians and adhere to the
Statement of Faith of Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel.
Teachers must also have at least a Bachelor's Degree in Education or
Teacher's Certificate and must be a Bahamian or a permanent resident
of the Bahamas with work status.
Qualifying persons are asked to contact the school office at
Telephone 242 367-4777 or fax 242 367-5777 or email
rainbow@batelnet.bs
We use the A Beka Book Curriculum which emphasizes Christian
values as well as a very high standard of education and is approved by
the Bahamas Ministry of Education.
We seek to train the mind, guide the person, and love the
personality of each child.

Stu4 sa4oaq th 44 appe God. 2 7mo4y 2:/5


THE TRIBUNE


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