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Title: The Tribune
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Publication Date: June 18, 2005
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'$300,000 to

leave position'


* By DANIELLE STUBBS
Tribune Staff Reporter
REGISTRAR General Eliz-
abeth Thompson has been
offered a $300,000 "golden
handshake" by government to
leave her post, it was claimed
yesterday.
Ms Thompson, who has been
the centre of controversy for
more than five months, was,
offered $310,000 to "pack her
georgey bundle and leave"
according to a Tribune source.
The Tribune spoke with Ms
Thompson, who confirmed that
"figures are being discussed,"
but she did not consider it
appropriate to disclose those
figures or details of meetings
on the issue.
However, she said if she were
to receive a proposal she
deemed reasonable, she would
leave her post as registrar glad-
ly, and work toward reviving
her private practice as an attor-
ney.
"There are lots of people out
there who are looking for jus-


tice, so if I can continue to be a
part of that process, it would be
the ideal situation for me," she
said.
Ms Thompson was hired in
August last year on a three-year
contract to serve as registrar
general and inspector of finan-
cial and corporate providers on
a salary of $51,200 per annum.
She received copies of her
contract on October 18, 2004,
and signed and dated them
before returning them to the
parliamentary secretary at the
Ministry of Financial Services
and Investments, Sheila Carey,
by November 24.
In his judgment, Justice Small
pointed out that Ms Carey's
request to the Judicial Legal
Service Commission (JLSC) for
the termination of Ms Thomp-
son's contract was on Novem-
ber 23, 2004.
By January 10, 2005, Ms
Thompson received a letter of
termination.
Just five months later, on
SEE page eight


Utilities crisis on Eleuthera


* By DANIELLE STUBBS
Tribune Staff Reporter
GOVERNMENT and a pri-
vately-owned utilities provider
on Exuma are "working fever-
ishly" to address what residents
have deemed "a major utilities
crisis" on the island.
Exumians on Thursday
claimed they are plagued by


"unpredictable telephone ser-
vices and frequent power cuts"
because of infrastructural
improvements related to new
hotels and low-cost home
building.
One resident said utilities
continue to be interrupted by
the construction and renova-
tion of 300 new homes, as well
as the Four Seasons Resort at


Emerald Bay, the Ritz Carlton
at Williams Town, Crab Cay in
George Town, and the renova-
tion of the Out Island Inn, an
old 88-room hotel.
Although managers at BEC
and BTC did not respond to
The Tribune's request for an
explanation about the "utilities
SEE page eight


Bethel demanding evidence


* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
CHAIRMAN of the FNM
Carl Bethel is challenging Min-
ister of Trade and Industry
Leslie Miller to prove allega-
tions he made in the House of
Assembly on Wednesday,
which Mr Bethel feels
impugned, his character.


In a press release yesterday,
Mr Bethel called on the minis-
ter "to prove his untruthful alle-
gations" that the FNM chair-
man negotiated the present
Bahamas Agricultural and
Industrial Corporation (BAIC)
lease or collected legal fees in
connection with the lease while
he was chairman of the corpo-
ration.


"Minister Miller's statement,
and the imputation against my
character and integrity con-
tained in that statement, is
untrue," said Mr Bethel.
However, Mr Miller stood by
his comments and told The Tri-
bune yesterday that it was not
his intention to question Mr
SEE page eight


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PM recovery

'remarkable'
PRIME Minister Perry Christie's
recovery "has been remarkable, and
continues to be so," according to a
government spokesman.
Information director Al Dillette
told The Tribune yesterday that "the
prime minister is fine" and reiterat-
ed the comments of Mr Christie's
doctors on Tuesday, who said he
was "99 per cent" recovered.
Mr Dillette was responding to a
press report that Mr Christie may be
experiencing complications from his
slight stroke in May.






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0 By NATARIO McKENZIE
A 24-year-old man of Meadows
Lane appeared in court yesterday
charged with gun offences following
the shooting of a policeman.
Tarino Moss, aka Lavardo Moss,
Tarino Pratt and Lavardo Pratt, was
charged with two counts of possessing
a firearm with intent to endanger life
as well as put another in fear of death.
According to court dockets, on
Thursday, June 2, while in possession
of a handgun and by means of intent,
Moss endangered the life of Detective
Constable 1198 Cox.
In a second count, it is alleged that
while in possession of a firearm Moss
intended to resist lawful arrest.
It is also alleged that on Thursday,
June 2, Moss intended to endanger the
life of Hanson Aly.
SEE page eight


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Development of tourism and



hotels is 'disappointing'


* By KRYSTEL ROLLE
FORMER Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham criticised the
PLP government for its perfor-
mance in the areas of tourism
and hotel development.
Mr Ingraham expressed dis-
appointment at the govern-
ment's "failure" to maintain
downtown Nassau as a modem.,


clean and attractive stretch.
He said: "The blight that is
being permitted to stretch
across our city-centre nowadays
is inexcusable. I am pained each
time I come to this honourable
house to see the disrepair in the
square below."
He continued, asking: "Can
we not replace a shutter torn
from the chief justices cham-


bers during hurricane Francis
more than six months ago?"
"Must every cruise visitor to
New Providence be greeted by
a dirty and boarded-up Adder-
ley building in Rawson Square?
"I recommend that this gov-
ernment place less emphasis on
its much talked about but very
invisible plan to have foreign
students plan the redevelop-


ment of the centre of Nassau." ^
Mr Ingraham highlighted the
FNM's success in developing
hotels in the country.
He noted that in addition to
the construction of new resorts,
several hotels were expanded
and several small Bahamian
owned motels, fishing lodges
and bed and breakfast facilities
were rejuvenated.


Tourism

graduates

celebrate

SOME 367 tourism entre-
preneurs, otherwise known as
"Bahamian ambassadors",
filled the ballroom of Sandals
Royal Bahamian Hotel to
participate in graduation cer-
emonies from the Ministry
of Tourism's 2005 Sales, Mar-
keting and Royal Treatment
(SMART) Training Pro-
gramme at the weekend.
The graduates, including
public service drivers, straw
vendors, hair braiders, ferry
boat operators, surrey'drivers,
airport porters and security
personnel, received accolades
for their commitment to a
year-long programmed which
aims to strengthen their cus-
tomer service skills.


Bishop cals for



end to Registrar



General dispute


* By DANIELLE STUBBS
Tribune Staff Reporter
FORMER president of the
Christian Council Bishop Sime-
on Hall has called for an "imme-
diate resolution" to the regis-
trar general controversy "before
someone is physically injured."
"A bad message is being sent,

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by this ongoing feud, to a society
already beset by a spirit in which,
in the absence of anger-man-
agement, you can get killed for a
"can of cream," said Bishop Hall.
His comments followed
Wednesday's heated verbal
exchange at the Rodney E Bain
Building, which prompted
police intervention when Reg-
istrar General Elizabeth
Thompson showed up for work
intending to resume her duties.
Bishop Hall said: "The onus is
on both civic and religious lead-


ership to find creative and
proactive ways to avoid these
family feuds, which in the end,
exacerbate violence throughout
our land."
Bishop Hall added that "vio-
lence and confrontation any-
where is a threat to peace and
well-being."
The Tribune learned yester-
day that the government and
Ms Thompson have begun dis-
cussing terms for a settlement
in the matter.
See page one story


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that IZNA PIERRE-LOUIS OF 825 N.
E. 146 STREET, NORTH MIAMI, FL. 33161, 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 18TH day of JUNE,
2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
PO.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that ELSIE GUSTAVE-COLLIE OF
SANDILANDS VILLAGE ROAD, P.O. BOX EE-17378, 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 18TH day of JUNE, 2005 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.



NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that LOREMISE DORMEUS OF
CARMICHAEL ROAD, ROCKEY PINE 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 18TH day of JUNE, 2005 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.


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THE TRIBUNE SATURDAY,|JUNE I8,200LO PALNE3


PLP Budgetisguilty of


overestiming revenue


* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
REVENUE projections for
the 2005/06 budget continue the
pattern of PLP over-estima-
tions, former Prime Minister .
Hubert Ingraham told parlia-
ment on Thursday.
Making his contribution to
the budget debate, Mr Ingra- .% : ,..
ham said that the PLP have yet .
to produce estimates of revenue. .
that are realised within any rea- '
sonable limits with the possi-
ble exception of this year when
extraordinary, one-time events
may push their receipts to'pro-
jection, and perhaps beyond. .
"Over-estimating revenue
leads to the sustained high GFS
(government finance statistics)
deficits, since spending is often
times related to revenue pro-
jections. Same thing that the
former PLP administration used
to do," Mr Ingraham said.
He further said that govern-
ment could collect more rev-'
enue if it did not work against '..
itself by giving away or forgoing
stamp tax revenue and real
property tax revenue from cer-
tain persons.
Hopefully, he added, the
2005/2006 budget out-turn will .
not be compromised by the fact
that the government's negotia-
tions with the public service
union remains outstanding.
"The implications of these
negotiations for the budget FORMER prime minister Hub
could be stark., Government :.. :' . i..
seems to be speaking to the
unions incode. On theone hand In addition, he said it is time
the government boast of out- for consideration to be given to
standing economic growth Local Government employees'
prospects, possibly for ,the pension benefits. .
decade, and on the other hand,' I d: inot believe that the:
it cautions that nothing should public service can afford to add
be based on these prospects : local governIment employees to'
until they come to pass," he said. the permanent and pensionable
This "double speak", said the establishment of the public ser-
former prime minister, may not vice. That woildbe expensive.
be accepted by the unions. ."HoweVer, consideration '
He said that he hoped that' might be given to removing the.
this time, when salaries are 'cap on NIB: contributions for,
increased, Local Government such employees and let them
employees in the Family Islands and their employer make NIB
will benefit from the. increase ..conTributions .up t the NIB
in wages for the public service. Awgoceiling whihijs presently


28,000

By KRISTINA McNEIL
AT least 28,000 Bahamii
are living below the poverty ]
according to former prime m
ister Hubert Ingraham.
During a section of his c
tribution to the budget deb
on Thursday, Mr Ingraham s
the figure was from a 2001 s
vey, and that many more p
sons may have fallen below
line in the intervening four ye
According to statistics soli
ed from the Inter-Americ
Development Bank (IDB),
per cent of the population
'the Bahamas wasliving bel
the poverty line in 2001, halI
which were children.


eilt Ingraham

$450 per week. In this way
many of them will end up with a
meaningful NIB pension," said
Mr Ingraham.
The former prime minister
commended the government for
the inclusion of $2 million in
the budget to give retired public
officers an increase in their pen-
sion benefits.
"Many retired public officers
gave good, long service at a
time when salaries in the public
sector were low; they now find
it difficult to make it on low
fixed pensions," said Mr Irigra-
ham.


'below poverty

, 'While. he' poorest Bahamii- referred to t
ans were found in the Family or Living Co
ans i-slands,;76 per cent of the poor the report is
line lived in New Providence and all in this 20(
nin- ''Grand Bahama, said Mr Ingra- "One woi
ham. that given tl
on- A minimum:.expenditure of Living Condi
ate $2,863 a year is necessary for ernment, mo
aid an individual o reain. above sion, would
sur- the poverty line,.he explained. some specifi
er- Mr Ingraham added that address the u
the according to studies, 18,000 per- poorest amo
ars. sons were listed as unemployed Mr Ingra
cit- -in 2004. enhanced soc
can :. "While in office I became geted literac
9.7 even more acutely aware of the. genuine wel
i of .needs and challenges facing the gramme and
low poor," began MiIngraham. health-care
f "What I find: amazing is that grammes to a
the goyernmen t hag not the country.


line'

his poverty survey
nditions Survey as
officially called at
05/2006 budget.
uld have thought
he findings of this
itions study, a gov-
ved with compas-
have developed
ic programmes to
urgent need of the
ng us."
aham proposed
cial assistance, tar-
;y programmes, a
fare-to-work pro-
targeted enhanced
e assistance pro-
alleviate.poverty in


Union reognised



acting for workers

* By KILAH ROLLE ,,we go o rdwe will be ble units, and according to Mr
Tribune Staff Reporter i aee O'Neil, will also have an
eta. g6 i.' .ore, forthe, expanded employee base.:..
HARBORSIDE timeshare worlkrs." "This contract greatly bene-
on Paradise Island yesterday ,. Alth a Add6ileyssistant fits our employees, our most
signed an agreement to recog- director of; ihe epartment of important asset," said Mr
nise the Bahamas Hotel Cater- Labidrr, said it was a very his- O'Neil, "and we are looking for-
ing and Allied Workers Union "o%'l0ric day. ::' ward to the next five years and
(BHACAW) as the bargaining U. trust that the executioniof beyond."
agent for its employees. ths' tlScontfat willbe seen with Michael Reckley from the
Forty of the resort's 86 little or. no hitch," she added. Hotel Employees Association
employees are currently repre- .Harborside a Atlantis a acted as the chief negotiator for
sented by the union, and will ,joint venture between the com- the employees.
immediately benefit from a the 'pany and a subsidiary of Star- Mr Reckley said employees
terms of a five-year contract. wood Hotels and Resorts received benefits relating to
Yesterday's signing was a Worldwide -,was represented vacation, sickness, accidents,
result of months of discussions by the resort's general manager, Christmas payments and other
beginning late last year, but act- Gene Albury and Kerzner legal benefits which varied
ing president of the union Que- International's outgoing presi- depending on their length of
bell Rolle said that both parties :dent and managing director service.
are satisfied with the end result. Paul O'Neil.: Leo Douglas, secretary-gen-
"We were able to negotiate The 198-unit vacation own- eral of the Hotel Association,
in good faith and this morning is ership resort is currently under- added that the areas of gratuity
the fruit of the labour," Mr going $60 million renovations and medical plans also chal-
Rolle said. "Its the first contract as a part of Kerzner Interna- lenged the negotiation process,
for workers in iHarborside and'. 1tional's phaset wdeyelkopmient. but he confirmed that employ-
we believe that through this: When united, the:resort eesihave agreed they "can live:
process that we have started, as will have an additional 116 with" the final outcome.


Environmentalist



building public



opposition to LNG


* By PAUL GTURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter


has retracted his statement
about the 50-mile radius blast
if there was an (LNG) acci-


and cons of LNG.
She said that if the minister
has a problem with that. "then


ReEARTH environmental- dent. too bad".
ist Sam Duncombe has been "This disturbs me. The "I can stand behind every
attracting public attention and BEST Commission may be sci- thing I said, so if he is attackin
support of her national peti- .entists, ,but they are not me personally then obviousl
tion against the installmentof a experts," she said. he doesn't have a stron
liquefied natural gas (LNG) stance. As far as the environ
regasification facility in the Approval ment is concerned we art
Bahamas... "r :- being shafted.
Mrs Duncombe was criti- "The fact that I am a graph
cised in the House of Assem- The Bahamas Environment, ic artist has nothing to do wit]
bly on Wednesday by Trade Science and Technology Corn- the information I have found.
and Industry Minister, who mission (BEST) gave its "So what is he saying? If yoi
alleged that she intentionally: approval to an LNG plan on are not a scientist then yoi
misleading the public on LNG Ocean Cay near Bimini earlier don't have the right to speak'
by using "emotion" instead of this year. I'm not angry at Leslie. Ever
facts. Mrs Duncombe said that she time he opens his mouth I ge
In an interview with The Tri- has and will continue to be a more petitions signed," shc
bune, Mrs Duncombe said she voice that expresses the pros said.
can substantiate all the infor-
mation she has distributed to
the public on LNG and show
that it is all based on scientifc c -t'~c
findings. X OFnCE OPEtNS AT 10:00 AM OAIY
During his budget commu-
nication, Mr Miller said that
Mrs Duncombe is a graphic MANBEGINS NEW 1:00 3:45 N/A 6:45 N/A 10:30
artist by traded,and nota -"qual- BATW4MEGINS NEw 2:00 N/A 4:45 N/A 8:25 N/A
ified spokesman" on LNG or HEPFE CTMA NEW 1:10 3:35 N/A 6:05 8:20 10:45
any project that may impact: ,&MssM C 1:00 3:30 N/A 6:00 8:15 10:40
the environment.. sHAK BoY&ALAVAGIi A 1:10 3:50 N/A 6:15 8:20 10:35
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by asking what her quafica HONEYONERS 8 1:15 :45 N/A 6:10 8:25 10:50
tons hav;e to dowith her right. : iEAMA. ,. .N 7 1:30 N/A 4:30 7:30 N/A 10:20
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LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

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EDITOR, The Tribune
IT disturbs me greatly that
the Bahamian government, led
in particular by the Minister of
Foreign Affairs, has announced
its intent to sign on to the
Caribbean Single Market and
Economy Treaty, (CSME) with
"reservations." In addition, I
am greatly concerned that the
government seems to underes-
timate the intellect and creativ-
ity of the Bahamian people. It is
therefore the intent of this letter
to express the intellectual con-
tributions of several Bahamian
legends to this economy, the
negative consequences of the
Bahamas joining CSME and to
direct questions as it relates to
the CSME and its affect on the
Bahamian economy to the Min-
ister of Foreign Affairs.
Sir Stafford Sands has shown
the potential that the tourism
and banking industries. could
make to the Bahamian econo-
my. The rest of the Caribbean
and their so-called "intellectual
giants" ridiculed Sir Stafford and
said that li was "taking us back
to slavery" by creating a service
economy. It should be noted
that at this time all the other
Caribbean countries believed'
that manufacturing and agricul-
ture were the best platforms to
ensure development.
History has proven Sir
Stafford to be right and all the
Caribbean intellectual giants to
be wrong. Sir Stafford Sands
went even further by advertising
the Bahamas as a distinct and
separate country from the
Caribbean. In other words, as a
result of his vision and intellect,
the Bahamas became a unique
and distinct destination area.
The Bahamas has stood tall and
apart from the Caribbean and
this made tourists throughout
the world think of the Bahamas
as special.
Another Bahamian intellec-
tual giant was Sir Lynden 0
Pindling. Sir Lynden Pindling
had the vision to peg the
Bahamian dollar to the Ameri-
can dollar and to create an edu-
cated middle class. Today the
Bahamas is the only indepen-
dent nation in the Atlantic
Ocean with a currency equal to
that of the American Dollar.
The ingenious thinking of Sir
Stafford Sands and Sir Lynden
Pindling together with the hard
work of the Bahamian masses
who are now looked upon as
too "dumb" to make an
informed decision regarding the
CSME are the driving forces
that makes the Bahamas what it
is today. It is the Bahamian
straw vendors, taxi-drivers,


hotel employees and merchants
that have made the Bahamian
economy the best outside of
North America.
Bahamian merchants have
been practising Free Trade
before the Americans knew
what that concept meant.
Before the Container Port was
built in Freeport, Bahamian
merchants were dealing direct-
ly with Chinese manufacturers.
Goods were imported directly
from China via Panama and
Florida. Today because of the
Container Port these goods can
be imported directly from Chi-
na via Freeport. If Bahamian.
merchants thought that
Caribbean countries could pro--
duce high quality goods that
Bahamian consumers wanted
the merchants would instead
import from the Caribbean.
The truth of the matter is, no
Caribbean country could pro-
duce textiles, clothing, elec.:'
tronics and other manufactured-
goods cheaper than China. So
even if the Bahamas joined
CSME the bulk of the afore-
mentioned goods would still be
imported from China and the
United States of America.
This shows the fallacy of the
belief that the CSME will lead
to an increase in trade with
CSME countries. One may ask:
"What will the CSME lead to?"
Consequently the CSME will
lead to only two things:
(a) a decrease in the standard
Of living that Biahamians cur-
rently enjoy and
(b) an exodus of Caribbean
nationals to the Bahamas. More
Caribbean nationals live and
work in the Bahamas than in
all the other Caribbean coun-
tries combined. Caribbean
nationals will flock to the
Bahamas where the currency is
pegged to the American cur-
rency and work for lower wages
than Bahamians. As a result the
unemployment rate will
increase amongst Bahamians as
employers would prefer to hire
cheaper labour. This will all cul-
minate into a lower standard of
living for Bahamians.
These are questions I.would
like the good Minister of For-
eign Affairs to answer:
1) What studies were done to
show how the CSME would
affect the Bahamian financial,
manufacturing, agriculture and
tourism sections?
2) Does the Bahamas have
economists, international trade
lawyers and other such relevant
professionals dedicated solely
to negotiate CSME on our
behalf? And if we do, can you
name them, state their area of
expertise and how long they
have been engaged in the
CSME treaty?
3) How many Bahamians (as
a percentage of the total
Bahamian population) current-
ly live and work in other
Caribbean countries?
4) How many Caribbean
nationals (as a percentage of
the total Bahamian population)
are presently living and working
in the Bahamas?
5) In the area of Government
procurement, will Caribbean
individuals and companies be
allowed to bid on Government


projects?
6) If a trade dispute or CSME
Infraction occurs, which court,
the Privy Council or the
Caribbean Court of Justice rul-
ing will be binding. If the
answer is the Caribbean Court
of Justice, then shouldn't this
matter be put to the Bahamian
people in a Referendum since at
the present the Privy Council is
our final Court of Appeal?
7) If the CSME is so good,
why not allow Caribbean
nationals to run for the Bahami-
an Parliament?
8) Was any study done to
determine which of the CSME
countries is most attractive as
a place to live/work for other
Caribbean nationals?
In conclusion, the Bahamas
has always stood apart from the
Caribbean. Today, every coun-
try in the Caribbean desires
,what the Bahamas has eco-
nomic prosperity and stability.
To our dear esteemed Min-
ister of Foreign Affairs, I like
the majority of Bahamians say:
"No, h*11no to CSME." If you
don't believe me have a scien-
tific survey done by an impartial.
third party since it is felt that a
Referendum is too expensive.
The Bahamian people want a
chance and indeed have the
right to vote and let their voices
be heard and documented when
it comes to these 'fundamental'
life changing negative proposals
that CSME calls for.
KEVIN McKENZIE
Nassau
May 29 2005
(On Monday Foreign Affairs
Minister Fred Mitchell
announced in the House of
Assembly that government not
only had not signed onto the.;
Caribbean Single Market and
Economy (CSME), but had no
intention of doing so before the .
next general election. Whetler
this will become a general ele
tion issued in 2007, he did not.
say.
(Mr Mitchell said government
proposed to refer the matter of
CSME and the signing of the
revised Treaty of Chaguaramas,
to the Bahamas Commission on.
trade for further review. Obvi-
ously, it is not entirely dead.
(As for pegging the Bahami-
an dollar to the US dollar. This '
was the brilliance of Sir Stafford
Sands, not Sir Lynden Pindling.
If one recalls an interview with
the late Mary Kelly after the
1984 Commission of Inquiry
into the illegal use of the
Bahamas for the transshipment
of dangerous drugs destined for
the US, Sir Lynden admitted
that the state of his personal
finances was such that he would
have to have someone manage
them for him.
(Sir Stafford was this coun-
try's financial genius not Sir
Lynden, who never pretended
to be.
(Sir Stafford with his one
good eye always on promotion
had a limited number of three
dollar Bahamian bills printed
as a souvenir for tourists when
he changed our currency and
pegged it to the US dollar. So
when anyone accused you of
being as "crazy as a $3 bill",
you could pull out a Bahamian
$3 bill to show that you had
most of your nuts and bolts in
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PUBLIC NOTICE
RE: Study of the Process to Establish a Small Business
in the Bahamas.

In keeping with the mandate to encourage Bahamian
entrepreneurship, the Government has appointed a task force
with a mandate to present to Government recommendations on
how to simplify the process for the establishment of legitimate
business especially small to medium enterprises. In order to
attain a full understanding of-the difficulties encountered by
small to medium enterprises, the Task Force is seeking comments
from small to medium enterprises in the following sectors:

1) Agriculture and Fisheries
2) Legal Services
3) Medical Services
4) Financial Services
5) Dry Good (Retail & Wholesale)
6) Construction Services
(Including, Architectural, Plumbing and Electrical Services)
7) Tourism Related
(Which include Small Hotels, Souvenir Manufacturing, Jet
Ski & Pleasure Craft Operators)
8) All other goods and service providers.
Responses may be sent to:

Mr Michael Halkitis
Chairman of the Task Force for the Simplification of the Process
to Establish Small Business
Ministry of Finance
3rd Floor
Cecil Wallace Whitfield Centre
West Bay street
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: 327-1618
E-mail: mofgeneral@bahamas.gov.bs


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is under fire




by protesters


THE controversial Bimini Bay devel-
opment has come under sustained attack
from American environmentalists.
The prime minister's office has been
bombarded with letters from protesters
saying the island's delicate eco-systems
must be protected.
Mary Williams from Ohio expresses
concern over the mangroves and other
marine resources.
In her letter to Prime Minister Perry
Christie, she says: "I urge you to halt con-
struction at phase one and immediately
implement the Bimini marine protected
area to protect the mangrove eco-system."
Ms Williams says such systems protect
humans from major storms and provide
habitat for many valuable species.
"I love to travel to areas where the
natural resources are protected, and I
love to visit and see these areas myself,"
she adds.
Elizabeth Bouma-Holtrop from Indi-
ana says she would never patronise any
country which destroys such eco-systems.
Alan Grossberger says: "The North
Sound nursery supplies large areas of the


Bahamas with fish, lobster and conch. It
is also the site of the longest-running
shark research station in the world."
Dagmar Smith from Yellow Springs,
Ohio, echoes their messages, saying Bimi-
ni Bay had already damaged marine
resources during the first phase of its
development.
Miki Magyar from Colorado writes:
"It is very distressing to learn that your
wonderful mangrove ecosystem is on the
verge of being destroyed. Please do
everything in your power to save this
invaluable resource."
And R R Burnam says: "Please recon-
sider the merits of preserving the natur-
al resources of Bimini Bay. The wealthy
of Miami have already caused enough
problems for your country, the United
States and the world."
The letters appear to be part of an
orchestrated international protest cam-
paign.
The Bimini Bay resort has been under
fire for several years, with protesters
claiming it has destroyed a significant
part of the island.


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Why you vex?


* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter, Why you happy?


Why You Vex?

"You know why I am vex? Because every time I go to
a certain fast food place it seems like they have to take
a year and a half just to give you one sandwich
and fries. I always say I ain' going back
there, but because it close to my
office, it is convenient because I
can just walk over instead of hav- 1
ing to fight traffic.
However, it is ridiculous to
have to act like you begging I
for a meal and the staff
always seem like they
doing you a favour and
then they be talking all
over ya food and talk-
ing all their personal
business bout my 'baby
daddy and my second
chile baby daddy'
instead of just doing
their job.
Going to the drive
through ain' no better,
ya just be stuck all day.
and then they mix up ya
order or don't give the
sauce for nuggets or
something. It is a shame
what ya have to do to get
one lil meal on this island."
A. McKenzie, Soldier Road

I am vex because Bay Street is simply
deplorable. They let Atlantis come on the
scene and Atlantis is surely going to take over all
the Bahamian profit, because people do not want to
shop in a dilapidated area. It is simply disgraceful how
the governments in the past years have allowed such an
historical area to come to ruins.
Tina Moultrie, Eastern Road


I am vex about the state of the parliament buildings in
Rawson Square. Why should tourists come to our islands
and witness our historic buildings still torn apart from
the hurricanes of the past. There are shingles off the roof
and we can afford to build low-cost housing all over the
country, but the very building our MPs use to debate and
sort the country's business out is dilapidated. That's
what I am vex about.
Joyce Brown, Carmichael Road


I am soooo happy about the banking industry in the
Bahamas. I just cannot believe how well we are doing
here. I understand that the banks are now begging
Bahamians to borrow money, because there is just no
room to hold it all. I am happy about that, and I
think if the government and the people of
/" the Bahamas don't shape up, banking
will soon become the number one
() industry in this country.
Lori Fowler, Fort Charlotte

"I am so glad that
Mitchell and the rest of
the government finally
got the message that the
Bahamas don't want no
CSME. It's about time
the government
realised that they can't
just do whatever they
want.
"I have three sons
and I can't agree with
nothing that means for-
eign people come in and
take bread out their
mouths. I ain' prejudice,
but we live in a small
country and if there is any-
thing to get I wan' make
sure Bahamians get it. Also
what we gat to trade nothing,
ain' they say it less than one per
cent, so how it ga benefit us? IT
AIN'T. I also glad that if the one
thing CSME did, it cause everyone to
start thinking and talking at least it elevate
our minds lil bit."
S. McCartney, Grove

"I am so glad that my daughter finish high school
without getting pregnant, running with the wrong crowd
or getting into drugs. And her grades are good enough
that she has options about what to do with her life.
That may not mean much to some people, but I am a
single mother who got pregnant at 15 and I have strug-
gled so that my daughter did not make the same mis-
takes. I look at her and say, 'Thank God."'
Proud Mummy
Elizabeth Estates

Why You Vex wishes A Happy Father's Day to all
our Fathers!!!


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Stabbed MP



addresses the



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crime problem


* By DINA TSERETOPOULOS
AFTER an attack in May
that left him with two stab
wounds, St Thomas Moore MP
Frank Smith took the time to
address parliament on what he
feels is the most serious prob-
lem facing the country: crime.
Mr Smith was speaking dur-
ing his contribution to the bud-
get debate on Thursday.
While he commended gov-
ernment officials on the initia-
tives they has taken in an effort
to eradicate crime, such as the
Farm Road project, he said that
they "will ultimately be limited
in success, if the mindset is not
changed positively along with
the significant environmental
change and job opportunities".
Mr Smith said he feels that it
is necessary to provide second
chances, in the form of rehabil-
itation, for individuals who have
gone astray.
He called for victims of crime
to have the strength to "put


* FRANK Smith
criminals in fear" by becoming
"highly intolerant and aggres-
sive" with people who seek to
do harm to the "many hard-
working people in our society".
"Crime," he warned, "will
destroy this beautiful country
of ours if we do not place it in
check".


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Crime and its effect on communities


S OME students who
attend CR Walker told;
me that they were heading to .
Princess Margaret Hospital to
see a female student who was By Dion A Foulkes
shot several weeks ago.
I asked how their friend was.
doing and how they were cop- Former Deputy Leader of the FNM
ing. They replied that the entire:
student body was having a and Mister of Education, Youth
painful time dealing'iththe and1Spof t.
gruesome reality that; armed
men attempted to murder their discipline must be built on a have a stake in society and the
16-year-old friend, allegedly to comprehensive vision for edu- less likely it is that they will
prevent her from testifying in cation. In essence we must insist engage in behaviour that is per-
the court case of the man who is on discipline so our youth can sonally and socially destructive
accused of murdering her moth- achieve the goals of compe-
er. tence, character, and citizen-
er. .ad- .culture
This is an example of how ship."
crime affects victims and those ..
close to them. It also attacks the Likewise, as a part of our Mass participation in cultural
very foundation of communii :national approach we must also events such as Junkanoo also
ties and it undermines and in develiopand implement an all- play a major role in the reduc-
some cases destroys the :har eicompassing plan whicuitilis- tion of crimial activity. If those
work of nation building bei ng ly aetas, including ho are more likely tncoymmit
done by :th church,i ciic : sports and cultural programs a crime are otherwise engaged.
groups, businesses and the gov- as e as socialiinitiatives. and occupied in an activity
eminent. While pursuing these avenues which they truly enjoy, then the
itis clear that we haveacoi- we mustwhbid firtd.t alo likelihoodof resortfingtocrim-'
nmbon mission dto develop eays e ice fo. criminal behd iour inal behavior is diminished if
and means to reduce iand whee wichipt idividuallives not eliminated
possible stamp put.,criiminai anourcmunikty. a *. ur cutlural experiences,
activity in The Bahamas Fail-^ few ideas wiichI wouldwlike to should be.expandedto the com-
ure to do so will isu inthe add f6 the nati-oal discussio munity and street levels. Regu-
inability of al f us to parent a: icrinme pr ye utfi spcidly iar community music festivals,
our child rtrs ue te yuth d plays inthe park Junkanoo on
edreamiaiyei ipeceahnds'i-... young, adults ..' the streets, readings on the
tain ourtonisn and finai blocks and art shows in the
*.services industries,. Q r:,parking lois are onlysome idess
In my last article I suggestd : as to how we can deepen cul-
approach to reducing clminmal .munityleve.
:at 6pg0;itduringhe5th A good example of a com-
A three-ptongedwa ppi-6a' 0tah ,- bhamas Games in 2001, a munity based cultural institu-
dealing with problematic stu- large group of people, especial- tion was Mr Edmund Moxey's
dents was proposed: ly young people, wouldcongre- Jumbay Village on Blue Hill
gate outside the Kendal Isaacs Road. Mr. Moxey's Jumbay Vil-
"Our approach should be Gymnasium for hours; some- lage included a performing arts
comprehensive, balanced and times remaining there until the theatre, a music centre, craft
assertive. Simplistic responses early hours of morning. shops and numerous food stalls.
or vague intuitions do not pro- These young people seized It was a meeting place for
vide us with the arsenal of ideas; the opportunity to socialise and young people in the 1970s and
programmes and initiatives, enjoy healthy and positive inter- early 1980s. I propose that we
needed to make our children actions. There were many things recreate several Jumbay Vil-
safe, our schools secure and our they could have done for those lages in Nassau, Grand Bahama
streets crime-free... 10 nights of the Games. Instead, and the Family Islands.
they chose that venue to form Cultural programmes and
"A comprehensive friendships and build lasting faith-based initiatives should be
approach requires us to ask a: bonds., encouraged in our schools. Cul-
crucial question: what is the pur- So other than the obvious tural expressions and Christian
pose of discipline? Discipline is benefits of sports there are also oriented functions and pro-
not an end in itself. We don't multiple positive outcomes grammes have and will continue
seek to cultivate discipline just when opportunities for sport-.' to play a major role in the
for the sake of discipline. Disci- ing activities are organised development of our society anid
pline is always a means, an throuthopt.our communities. can also help us curb criminal.
instrument, or away of achiev- n addition to btoddeing the behaviour. '
ing other goals or ends.. .- .: participation of peop lein sports Participation in such pro-
: .at thed competitive and recre- grammes enriches the mind,
"We will never reduce yio- ational levels we must also stirs the heart and leaves us feel-
lence and cultivate discipline in encourage wider spectatorship. ing better about ourselves and
our schools if we do not help The more wholesome activities *'our society. I also believe that
our youth create larger vision we 'plan for our youth and we may use the performing arts
of life. A program of strong young adults, the:more they; -to teach people about non-vio


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lent conflict resolution and how
to reduce violence.

Social

Our initiatives in sports and
culture must be linked to a sus-
tained national youth develop-
merit programme and a nation-
al initiative for the resolution
of domestic disputes. I hope to
speak or write about this latter
initiative at another time. I
believe that the National Youth
Development plan should
include but not be limited to:
Voluntary and mandatory
comprehensive community ser-
vice and character education
programmes
National Mentoring Pro-
gramme
Comprehensive After
School and Extra-curricular
Programmes.

Community
Service
I propose the establishment
of a community-based service
programme for senior high
school students during the sum-
mer recess and for young per-
sons who are unemployed. The
business community, the church
and civic groups can play a


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major role in this initiative.
For those who have been
found guilty of the commission
of minor breaches of the law I
suggest a mandatory sentence
of community-based work and
enlistment in the National
Youth Programme which is now
headed by Deacon Jeff Lloyd. It
is my view that this programme
is under funded and under-
staffed. Increase funding for this
programme can go a long way
in bringing about positive trans-
formation in the lives of many
young people.
I would also like us to review
the possibility of restorative jus-
tice programmes for young peo-
ple. I believe that the church,
along with various legal groups,
may want to help in the devel-
opment of a pilot programme
for a small group of minor
offenders.

Mentoring

Former United States Secre-
tary of State Colin Powell
founded a national inentoring
programme called America's'
Promise.
This programme was credited
for a 300 per cent increase in
mentoring in inner cities in the
United States. Many welfare
workers in these cities attribute
some of the decrease in crime,
especially in Atlanta, Philadel-
phia and New York, to this pro-
gramme. We can do the same
here in The Bahamas.
We must encourage as many
adults as possible to give time to
mentoring young. people. Per-
haps we can integrate pro-
grammes started by civic clubs,


such as Rotary, Kiwanis and
Links and the churches to form
our National Mentoring Pro-
gramme. Such a programme
might include character devel-
opment, sports and cultural
activities as well as reading and
math programmes.
As more Bahamians retire,
including many private sector
workers, civil servants and
teachers, I would like them to
swell the ranks of volunteers
who will not only help our
young people, but also ennoble
those who serve. We might also
call on various businesses and
foundations to help launch such
an ambitious outreach pro-
gramme.

After School

Programs
There is already a compre-
hensive proposal for the estab-
lishment of an after school pro-
gramme in our public schools
in the Ministry of Education.
The Department of Education,
under, the able leadership of
Mrs Iris Pinder, has invested
many hours in the development
of this extensive and well-
thought-out after school pro-
gramme.
I strongly urge the govern-
ment to implement this pro-
gramme without delay. The
benefits to students and the
community are obvious. While
Minister of Education, Youth
and Sports, I had the privilege
to be part of the process which
laid the groundwork for this
programme.
Funding the programme is
the biggest challenge for the
ministry, but this can be over-
come by a special allocation in
our national budget for the
Department of Education.
Additionally, the government
may call on foreign investors
and other persons and groups
to give-the seed money for such
schemes.

Conclusion

These are only some skeletal
prop6ssals which, if the govern-
ment and societal stakeholders
agree to, will obviously have tl'
be further developed. I am con-
vinced that if we want seriously
to address the issue of crime in
our country we can successfully
do so.. I I ':'
I have always been optimisfti
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* BY DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT Grand
Bahama is currently achieving
the highest growth rate in the
entire Bahamas despite the loss
of 900 guest rooms.
Terrance Roberts, director of
business development, public
relations and events, said that


the growth rate is calculated in
terms of average daily room
rates achieved in 2005 over 2004.
Mr Roberts said that main-
taining this trend is crucial to
the long-term health of the
island's tourism sector and its
ability to drive new investment
on Grand Bahama.
He reported that the closure
last year of the Royal Oasis


Resort and Casino reduced the
room inventory on the island
by nearly one third.
He said that the sale and
redevelopment of the resort is a
priority of the government.
Last week, the Harcourt
Holding Group, an Irish com-
pany, pulled out of negotiations
with Lehman Brothers to pur-
chase the resort in Freeport.


Conference focuses on


building communities


THE Margaret McDonald
Policy Management and
Administration. Centre
(MMPMAC) will host its
fourth annual conference
from June 22 to 25 at the Nas-
sau Beach Hotel.
Organisers have selected as
a theme: "Out of disaster:
Building inclusive, just and
sustainable communities."
The focus will be on inclu-
sion, relationship building,
justice and fair play as key
elements of community build-
ing.
MMPMAC director
Albertha Byers said she
expects this year's conference
to be a dynamic one featuring
a diverse group of presenters.
President of the College of
the Bahamas Dr Rodney
Smith will be the keynote
speaker at the opening cere-
mony on Wednesday, June 22
at 6pm at Nassau Beach Hotel.
Other presenters include
Foreign Affairs Minister Fred
Mitchell; Dr Larry Rice, Dean
of Johnson and Wales Uni-
versity; Leonard Archer, High
Commissioner to the Caricom
States; Paul Farquharson,
Commissioner of Police; psy-
chiatrist Dr David Allen and
several. others.
The highlights of the con-
ference will be the student
ambassador exchange pro-
gramme and the banquet of
honour, where 21 persons.
who have made valuable con-
tributions to their communi-
ties will be celebrated.
The list includes religious


* ALBERTHA Byer, director of MMPMAC


leaders, businesspersons,
diplomats, entrepreneurs,
educators and civil servants.
" Participants are expected
from.Barbados, Trinidad,
Haiti, Jamaica, the Bahamas
and the United States.
. The MMPMAC was
launched in June 2002 as a
multi-faceted management
development centre to
assemble leading practition-
ers and scholars from the
Bahamas and the world.
A great deal of emphasis is
placed on mentoring a cadre
of young professionals aspir-


ing to leadership positions..
The centre is named in hon-
our of the late Margaret
McDonald, a distinguished
public servant who dedicated
her life to serving her country.
Sponsors of this year's con-a
ference are: The College of
the Bahamas, the Nassau
Beach Hotel, Caricom, ICB
Production, the Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority, Florida Memo-
rial College, Florida Interna-
tional University, the Grand
Bahama Community Builder's
Club and the Ministry of
Tourism.


Mr Roberts said he remains
confident in Grand Bahama's
future.
"We are convinced at the
Ministry of Tourism that with
the right planning and commit-
ment of resources, Grand.
Bahama Island can within a
decade become as important as
New Providence to the tourism
sector in our economy," he said.
Mr Roberts was speaking
Thursday evening at the
Bahamahost graduation cere-
mony at the Westin Our Lucaya
Resort. .
The graduates were straw.
vendors, public service drivers,.
students of the PACE pro-
gramme, Bahamas Customs and
Immigration officers, and police
officers and recruits.

Development

Mr Roberts noted.that Grand
Bahama plays an important role
in the national development
and expansion of the Bahamian.
economy.
'"Grand Bahama Island must
not only recover fully from its:
post-hurricanes setback of. the
September storms, but it must
be set on a deliberate path.of;
growth in the tourism and
industrial sectors," he said.
In an effort to accelerate the
pace of new investment in the
tourism sector, Mr Roberts said
the ministry is working with the
Ministry of Financial Services
and Investments, the Grand
Bahama Port Authority and the
Grand Bahama Development
Company.
He disclosed that a new
investment division headquar-
ters will be established on the
island soon with a focus on pro-
jects throughout the islands of
the Bahamas, but with its atten-
tion geared towards Grand
Bahama in the first phase.,
Mr Roberts said that the Dis-
covery Bay and Marriot Bar-
bary Beach projects represent
some: of the.first initiatives the,


ministry intends to tackle
aggressively to re-energise the
tourism sector on Grand
Bahama Island.
"We must, though, begin to
envision a tourism sector on
Grand Bahama Island that is
much more diversified than it
has ever been.
"The traditional base of tran-
sient tourist, ie, those who occu-
py hotel rooms will continue to
provide the anchor.
"It will be flanked with a very
strong and lucrative second-
Shome residents, repeating visi-
tor base through the Ginn pro-
jects, along with additional golf,
ilarinas; spas and other facilities
to this new and growing seg-
ment of our planned tourism
business," Mr Roberts said.
t He said the ministry has facil-
itated the building of a quality
scheduled air service infra-
structure into Grand Bahama
Island from North America.
..He added that plans are in
place to attract at least one
additional non-stop European
programme in 2006/7, as well
as a return to Canada with twice
weekly non-stops as early as
December 2005.
Mr Roberts said that the
ministry is moving with the pri-
vate sector in discussions with
major players like Carnival
Cruise Lines to influence the
development of a new cruise
port, along with support shop-
ping and entertainment facili-
ties in the Williams Town area.


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P EIU Y U 1 2T B


FROM page one
Bethel's integrity and that he
was simply stating facts.
The minister on Wednesday
presented parliament with
copies of the re-negotiated
lease agreement between an
oil transshipment facility and
BAIC and stated that the con-
tract was handled by Mr
Bethel's law firm and carried
his signature.
Mr Bethel stated in his
release that he had not been
paid to participate in negotia-
tions and that all such deal-
ings took place at ministerial
level and were "approved by
Cabinet at the time, before the
lease was signed by him as
BAIC chairman.
Although Mr Bethel's law
firm was named as 'registered
office' of BAIC, he said this
was only for "the purposes of
facilitating the execution of


that document, at the request
of the then general manager."
"I do not recall ever billing
the corporation or receiving
any legal fees to act as such,"
he said.
Mr Bethel conceded that
allowing his law firm to be the
registered office may not have
been prudent. "However, it
was certainly not done for any
financial gain or improper
motive, but-purely to assist the
corporation."
"As chairman of BAIC I
had no role to play in settling
the financial terms of the lease
of agreement, did not negoti-
ate those terms, and received
no legal fees for anything done
to facilitate the execution and
completion of the agreement."
Mr Bethel said he was nev-
er the executive chairman of
BAIC and did not receive a
salary.
He said by the time he was


paid a stipend for his role by
Cabinet, he was a lawyer in a
private firm and a member of
parliament who was giving
unpaid service to BAIC.
Mr Miller said yesterday
that he had "simply presented
the facts, and questioned why
the re-negotiated contract was
for 20 years with millionn per
annum, when all the previous
contracts were for five to ten
years with $1.2 million per
annum," he said.
Mr Miller said he felt it
strange that such a long-term
agreement the lease expires
in 2018 would be negotiated
with the market being as
volatile as it is.
"There is no flexibility with-
in the contract, and the market
is so unpredictable, if there is
upturn there is no room to re-
negotiate. The contract is a
very peculiar thing," he said.


RG is 'offered




$300,000 golden



handshake'


FROM page one
June 7, the Supreme Court
ruled that Ms Thompson had
been unfairly terminated and
should receive either remu-
neration or be reinstated as
registrar general.
Although she had missed
her staff at the registry "terri-
bly" in the midst of such a
heated battle, Ms Thompson
said holding the post as regis-
trar general once the contro-
versy subsided "would not be
worth it."


She said she "could never
accept continuing as registrar
general under the current min-
ister, especially after being
lambasted in the House of
Assembly."
"Some vicious things have
been said, and lies have been
told, and I would not agree to
work in the current environ-
ment anymore," said Ms
Thompson.
However, she promised that
she will redeem her good
name "when all is said and
done."


"I will speak profusely when
it all subsides. I am just trying
to maintain calm, but I have
much to say, and I will defi-
nitely have my say at the
appropriate time," said Ms
Thompson.
As she awaits the outcome
of the government's appeal,
in the words of Martin Luther
King Jr, Ms Thompson said:
"Injustice anywhere is a threat
to justice everywhere."
The reported pay-off to Ms
Thompson would include paid
leave, according to sources.


Eleutherans are




'plagued by cuts'


FROM page one
crisis" Richard Cant, assistant
general manager at the Water
and Sewerage Corporation on
Exuma, said "it will take $10
million" to correct utilities con-
cerns there.
Mr Cant claimed the island
has a contract with Aqua
Design Bahamas to provide
water produced by the reverse
osmosis process.
Mr Cant claimed the osmo-
sis plant was to produce 140,000
gallons per day "but in less than
two years this amount has
proven to be inadequate
because of rapidly increasing
demands."
He said the plant now has
to produce about 210,000 gal-
lons per day just to deal with
demands between Rolle Town
and Ramsey.
"The 210,000 gallons is


about the maximum capability
of the plant at present and so if
there are any problems like
broken mains, mechanical
problems at the plant, or pow-
er failures, we find we have to
cut back on pressures at night
to restore tank storage levels,"
said Mr Cant.
He said the plant capability
is being increased and this will
be a continuous process while
developments like February
Point and Crab Cay come on
stream.
"Residential demands have
also increased faster than new
homes are being built because
people who did not take the W
and SC's supply before are now
taking it because of its high
quality and low price," said Mr
Cant.
The W and SC also gets a.
similar supply of high quality
water from the Emerald Bay


Resort plant and this meets the
demands between Mount
Thompson and Steventon.
Mr Cant said the Emerald
Bay Resort plant guarantees an
additional 50,000 to 70,000 gal-
lons, particularly when there:
are problems at the George
Town plant.
He said: "The main com,
plaint that the W and SC has is
that the good supplies men-
tioned above do not go to,
Rolleville, Stuart Manor, Cur-,
tis, Barreterre and Little Exu-
ma."
Mr Cant said: "The W and
SC needs to install approxi-
mately $10 million worth of
transmission mains to serve.
these communities and other
sub-divisions in Exuma."
The corporation is now look-
ing into ways to obtain the
funding it needs to install this'
infrastructure.


Man in court facing



firearm charges


FROM page one
Moss was also charged with
possession of a firearm with
intent to put Aly in fear of
death. Moss, who was not rep-
resented, was not required to
plead.
Prosecutor Ercell Dorsette
objected to bail. Moss appears
again on Monday for a bail
hearing.
A 20-year-old Okra Hill
man who pleaded not guilty to
more than more than 20 counts
of stealing from hotels returned
to court yesterday for a bail
hearing only to have it denied.


Police allege that Jeffrey
Ettienne stole jewellery and
other items from the Radisson
Crystal Palace and Nassau
Beach Hotels.
Ettienne was charged with
stealing more than $20,000 in
jewellery, cash and travellers'
cheques from more than 20 per-
sons between April 14 and May
22.
Ettienne also faced an addi-
tional charge of unlawful pos-
session of several cell-phones,
and gold jewellery. Ettienne
was remanded to prison. A pre-
liminary inquiry will take place
on September 20.


A 25-year-old Farringtdn
Road man charged with stealing
from his workplace also
appeared in court yesterday. -,
It is alleged that on Wednes-
day, June 1, Vandyke Davis',
stole from Jones Construction)
on Bahama Avenue several
sheets of plywood, building
steel, and two sets of scaffold-
valued at $1,716. Davis was also
charged with receiving the items.
Davis pleaded not guilty,
before magistrate Susan
Sylvester yesterday and was.
granted bail of $3,500. The mat-',
ter was adjourned to Novem.-
ber 15.


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A pleasant and inspiring visit with




Prime Minister Perr ly Christ ie


WE believe in and
serve a wonder-
ful God. One whom the Bible
says: "moves in mysterious
ways, His wonders to per-
form." We could not help but
reflect upon this passage of
scripture last week when, along
with other members of the Pro-
gressive Liberal Party's Lead-
ership Council, we paid a visit
to the home of Prime Minister
Perry Gladstone Christie.
The purpose of our visit was
two-fold in nature: to be
apprised of his medical condi-
tion; and to present him with
the gift of a luggage set.
The latter, we hoped, he
would soon use on a long over-
due vacation, as he recuper-
ates from the mild stroke he
ha'd suffered several weeks
before.
As we assembled in his living
room, awaiting his appearance,
we were all anxious to see how
he looked physically, what
noticeable side-effects if any
still remained, and, most
importantly, whether his exu-
berant personality was still
intact.

T hese concerns were
quite understandable,
because for most of us this
visit was to have been our first
opportunity of seeing Mr
Christie personally since his
sudden ordeal.
-This, notwithstanding the
fact that we all had made tele-
phone enquiries regarding his
health ever since the morning
he' was stricken.
"To our pleasant surprise,
what we saw when he made his
appearance shortly thereafter,
was a slimmer version of the
Prime Minister we were accus-
tomed to observe, and yet, as
h.greeted- and spoke to us,
oe. who still seemed to pos-
spss all of the zestful exuber-
ance for which he had become
se;renowned.
I On seeing this, we all offered
dp to God our silent prayers
ofthanksgiving for the virtual
miracle He had wrought and
which was so evident in Mr
Christie's physical appearance
and overall deportment.
I In welcoming us to his home,
the Prime Minister informed
us of how grateful he was to
God for his remarkable recov-
dery thus far.
Continuing, he stated that
hiad speedy action not been
taken immediately following
his initial observance of the
symptoms, the result could
have been completely differ-
ent.
On reflection, he added, he
doubted whether his wife or
his personal physician had ful-
ly grasped the serious nature
of his condition when he had
ihitially informed them of those
early symptoms.
Mr Christie then proceeded
to give those present a detailed
account of his activities the day
before his stroke, and which
1obably led to the same.
-n so doing, he stated that
had made appearances at
ltctions on three different
i~nds that day, before return-
to New Providence to keep
i toNe


a church engagement promised
to Deputy Prime Minister Cyn-
thia (Mother) Pratt.

T hat night, retiring to
bed completely
exhausted, he awakened early
the next morning only to find
that he had no feeling in one of
his hands, his speech was
adversely affected, and that he
was also sufferi'Tg'from partial
memory loss. It was then that
he had alerted his wife to his
condition, and she, in turn, had
immediately summoned his
personal physician Dr Perry
Gomez.
He was then rushed to
Princess Margaret Hospital,
where he was met by a team
of local doctors, included
among whom were Conville
Brown, Dwayne Sands, and
Philip Rahming.
The Prime Minister had high
praise for the caring and pro-
fessional attention he received
from his all-Bahamian contin-
gent of medical practitioners,
and also the facilities and first-
class services provided at
Princess Margaret Hospital.
Mr Christie then informed
us of the many invaluable
lessons he had learned from
this unexpected and near life-
threatening experience. Most
important among them was his
realisation of the importance
of family.

H e cited how wonder-
ful it was to sit and
enjoy meals with his wife on a
regular basis for a change; or
the tremendous joy that was
his when his younger son came
and gently stroked his head
while he was resting in bed.
Those experiences he
regarded as being totally
invaluable and, yet, so,mean-
ingfully beneficial.
It was obvious to all of us
there that although forced to
do so by the circumstances -
the Prime Minister had also
come to the realisation that
some drastic changes had to be
made in his lifestyle, most
imperative of which was the
need for better time manage-
ment on his part.
Others included his adher-
ence to a stricter diet, a pre-
scribed exercise routine, and,
above all, regular rest periods.
In the latter regard, this is
where his travelling gear gift
came in, as we all insisted that
he and his wife take a long-
overdue vaciitioni ai~isoon as
possible.
Having been diagnosed with
a serious illness ourselves last
September, just before those
two hurricanes, and for which
we are still undergoing treat-
ment, we can better appreci-
ate the need for changes in our
own lifestyle.

Like ourselves, the
I Prime Minister has got
to learn how to politely say no
to some invitations, how not
to feel compelled to attend
every meeting, how to take
regular rest periods, and above
all, how to spend more quality
time with his family.


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A caring and understanding
public should see it as thei'i
duty to assist him in doini;
these things. '
We have always regarded Mri
Christie as a gifted, caring am!n
compassionate individual.
albeit- sometimes in the latter
regard too much so, which
often leads to even sonic of his
colleagues taking undue advan-
tage of his good nature.
Even Christ knew when to
get tough, as was evident when
he took off His belt and drove
those moneychangers and
thieves out of the Temple. Mr
.Christie must learn how to fol-
low Christ in that regard also.
All things considered, we not
only regarded our enjoyable


visit with the Prime Minister
to have been a pleasant expe-
ri enc, given his remarkable
L A cutI erativC progress, but also
gained maich inspiration from
the same.
T'he latter was due in no
small measure to his expressed
gratitude to God for having
brought him safely through
such a sudden and unexpected
ordeal, and the genuine humil-
ity he exhibited as he interact-
ed so casually with us.
Finally, the entire visit man-
ifested so vividly the validity
of that biblical quotation with
which we commenced this arti-
cle.
Yes, God moves in mysteri-
ous ways, His wonders to per-


It was obvious to all of us
there that although forced to
do so by the circumstances -
the Prime Minister had also
come to the realisation that
some drastic changes had to be
made in his lifestyle, most
imperative of which was the
need for better time
management on his part.


form. He plants his footsteps
on the sea, and rides above the
storm.
Think on these things.
(George W Mackey's book


"Millennium Perspectives", a
compilation of Viewpoints and
other interesting topics, is avail-
able at leading bookstores
locally. E-mail: georgewmack-
ey@hotmail.com)


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NIMMM : Parties, Nightclubs I M
& Restaurants A0S
Seduction @ Dicky Mo's Seafood Restaurant,
West Bay Street. Saturday, June 18. Time: 9pm
2am. Ladies: $10, Gents: $15 (one drink
included). Dress code: Smart Casual (wear
black and white for a free glass of champagne).
Featuring: Reggae, Soca, Hip- Hop, Bahamian
and R & B music, plus dance contests, door
prizes, games and giveaways. Logon to bahami-
ansonline.com for more information.
Junkanoo in June, every Saturday @ Arawak
Cay. Featuring: performances by local Bahami-
an artists and a Junkanoo group comprised of
several local groups. Admission: free. The fes-
tival will be held every Saturday until July 2.
Wild Jungle, each and every Wednesday night
@ Club Trappers, Nassau's "upscale" gentle-
man's club. Featuring 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 11pm.

Rave Saturdays @ Club Eclipse. DJ Scoobz
spinning the best in Old Skool; Admission $35,
all inclusive food and drink.
Fever @ Bahama Boom, Elizabeth St, down-
Stown every FidaynightAdniesion$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, 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 yes-
terday old school reggae and rockers down-
stairs, and golden oldies upsitirs. Admission:
Free. Doors open 9pm. 4.
Karaoke Music Mondaze @ Topshotters Sports
Bar. Drink specials all night long, including
karaoke warm-up drink to get you started. Par-
ty from 8pm-until.
Karaoke Nights @ Fluid Lounge and Night-
club. Begins 10pm every Tuesday. Weekly win-
ners selected as Vocalist bf 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. Admis-
sion: Ladies $10 and Men $15.

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

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

The Pit @ Bahama Boom, every Thursday.
Doors open at 9pm, showtime 11.30pm. Cover
charge $15. $10 with flyer.
Fantasy Fridays @ Fluid Lounge, featuring late
'80s music in the VIP Lounge, Top of the
Charts in the Main Lounge, neon lights and
Go Go dancers. Glow sticks for all in before
midnight. Admission: Ladies free before 11pm,
$15 after; Guys $20 all night.
Dicky Mo's @ Cable Beach. Happy Hour


Junkanoo



lovers,



enjoy!

t's not Boxing Day or New Year's,
but Junkanoo lovers can enjoy a bit off
the season during the Junkanoo in.
June festival. The festival, hosted by
the Ministry of Tourism, was offi-
cially launched last weekend and will contin-
ue every Saturday until July 2.
Though the festival was established to
attract tourists to the Bahamas during the
traditionally slow month of June, it is also a
means for Bahamians to celebrate a part of
their own culture.
Come and enjoy concert performances by ...,
some of Nassau's hottest acts, mini-plays
inspired by Bahamian life and a wide variety
of Bahamian food. The festival will be held at
Arawak Cay. Admission is free.


every Friday 3 for $10 mixed drinks and $1
shots.'Bahamian Night (Free admission) every
Saturday with live music from 8 pm to mid-
.n.ight. Karaoke Sundays from 8 pm to mid-
night, $1 shots and dinner specials all night
long.
Twisted Boodah Lounge @ Cafe Segafredo,
Charlotte St kicks off Fridays, at 6pm with deep
house to hard house music, featuring Craig-
BOO, Unkle Funky and Sworl'wide on the
decks.
Chill Out Sundays @ Coco Loco, Sandyport,
from 4pm-until, playing deep, funky chill moods
with world beats.

Sweet Sunday Chill Out Soiree Lounge, every
Sunday, 4pm-midnight @ Patio Grille, British
Colonial Hotel.
Wet Sundays, every Sunday, noon-midnight @
Crystal Cay Beach. Admission $10, ladies free.

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

TooLooSe @ Indigo Restaurant on West Bay St
and Skyline Drive. Singer/songwriter Steven
Holden performs solo with special guests on
Thursday from 9pm midnight.
The Graham Holden Deal @ The Green Par-
rot....David Graham, Steve Holden, Tim Deal
and Friends perform Sunday, 7pm 10pm @
Hurricane Hole on Paradise Island.
Jay Mitchell and Hot KC @ Palm Court
Lounge, British Colonial Hilton, Wednesday-
Thursday 8pm-12am.
Sunday Night Interlude @ Briteley's Restaurant
& Lounge, Eneas St off Poinciana Drive. Fea-
turing 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.
If jjsw'.The Arts I Vq

In celebration of Father's Day, the National


Art Gallery of the Bahamas will provide the
opportunity for fathers tp accompany their chil-
dren in an awesome activity, kite-making. Learn
the fundamentals of making kites then make
your own, under the tutelage of David Weech.
Date: Saturday, June 18. Time: 10am 1pm.
Location: NAGB. Cost: $5 (members) / $8
(non-members)
Self Expressions, an exhibition of mixed media
works by artist Desmond Darville is open for
viewing, 6pm-9pm at Segafredo Cafe, Char-
lotte St North.

The National Collection @ the National Art
Gallery of the Bahamas, an exhibition that
takes the viewer on a journey through the his-
tory of fine art in the Bahamas. It features sig-
nature pieces from the national collection,
including recent acquisitions by Blue Curry,
Antonius Roberts and Dionne Benjamin-Smith.
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. Call 328-5800 to book tours.
The Awakening Landscape: The Nassau Water-
colours of Gaspard Le Marchand Tupper, from
-the collection of Orjan and Amanda Lindroth
@ the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas.
The mid-nineteenth century paintings that
make up the exhibition are part of one of the
earliest suites of paintings of Nassau and its
environs. Tupper was a British military officer'
stationed at Fort Charlotte in the 1850s. The
works show a pre-modern Bahamas through
the decidely British medium of watercolour.
Call 328-5800 to book tours.

*EMl Health
The Cancer Society of the Bahamas meets at
5.30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at
their Headquarters at East Terrace, Centre-
ville. Call 323-4482 for more info.
MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Bahamas meets the
third Monday every month, 6pm @ Doctors
Hospital conference room.
The Bahamas Diabetic Association meets every
third Saturday, 2.30pm (except August and
December) @ the Nursing School, Grosvenor
Close, Shirley Street.


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 seri-
ous injuries and choking that can occur in
adults, infants and children. CPR and First Aid
classes are offered every third Saturday of the
month from 9am-lpm. Contact a Doctors Hos-
pital Community Training Representative at
302-4732 for more information and learn to
save a life today.
REACH Resources & Education for Autism
and related Challenges meets from 7pm 9pm
the second Thursday of each month in the cafe-
teria of the BEC building, Blue Hill Road.
Civic Clubs TI
The Bahamas Historical Society will'meet
Thursday, June 30, 6pm at the museum on Eliz-
abeth Ave and Bay St. Dr John Burton of
DePaul University, Chicago will be the guest
speaker. He will deliver a presentation, with
slides, entitled "Monuments in Search of Mean-
ing: Bahamian Images of Christopher Colum-
bus". The public is invited.
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 Com-
munity College Rm A19, Jean St. Club 3956
meets Thursday, 7.30pm @ British Colonial
Hilton. Club 1600 meets Thursday, 8.30pm @
SuperClubs Breezes. Club 7178 meets Tues-
day, 6pm @ The J Whitney Pinder Building,'
Collins Ave. Club 2437 meets every second,;
fourth and fifth Wednesday at the J Whitney
Pinder Building, Collins Ave at 6pm. Club
612315 meets Monday 6pm @ Wyndham Nas-
sau Resort, Cable Beach. Club 753494 meets
every Wednesday, 6pm-8pm in the Solomon's
Building, East-West Highway. Club Cousteau
7343 meets every Tuesday night at 7.30 in the
Chickcharney Hotel, Fresh Creek, Central
Andros. All are welcome.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Eta Psi Omega
chapter meets every second Tuesday, 6.30pm @
the Eleuthera Room in the Wyndham Nassau
Resort, Cable Beach.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity meets every first
Tuesday, 7pm @ Gaylord's Restaurant,
Dowdeswell St. Please call 502-4842/377-4589
for more info.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity meets every second
Tuesday, 6.30pm @ Atlantic House, IBM
Office, 4th floor meeting room.
The Nassau, Bahamas Pan-Hellenic Council
(NPHC) meets every third Monday of the
month in the Board Room of the British Colo-
nial 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 sec-
ond Friday of each month, 7.30pm at Emmaus
Centre at St Augustine's Monestary. For more
info call 325-1947 after 4pm.
International Association of Administrative
Professionals, Bahamas Chapter meets the third
Thursday of every month @ Superclubs
Breezes, Cable Beach, 6pm.
AMISTAD, a Spanish club meets the third Fri-
day of the month at COB's Tourism Training
Centre at 7pm in Room 144 during the acade-
mic year. The group promotes the Spanish lan-
guage and culture in the community.


Send all your civic and social events to The
Tribune via fax: 328-2398 or e-mail: out-
there@tribunemedia.net


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Farm project wins praise as an




example of successful agriculture


* By A FELICITY INGRA-
HAM
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE Goodfellow Farms Nas-
sau project is evidence of how
successful farming in the
Bahamas can be, according to
Agriculture Minister Alfred
Gray.
Mr Gray said his visit to the
farm yesterday inspired him to
renew his call for.persons in the
business sector to invest in
farms.
After two-and-a-half years,
the farm is now "turning the
corner", according to owner Ian
Goodfellow. He said that its
success is allowing for expan-
sion into areas beyond main-
stream farming.
Mr Gray said the "myriad of
products offered by this farm"
are what make it an example of
just the kind of venture he
wants to see blossom through-
out the archipelago.
A farm the of the scale and


size of Goodfellow averages a
profit of $20,000 per acre.
Mr Gray said with the farms'
seven acres equaling about
$140,000 in profit, an investor
could begin to accrue a double
return on his input after about
three years.
Goodfellow Farms, located
in Mount Pleasant Village,
focuses on providing greens for
salads called "micro greens"
and "field greens", which are
sold to hotels like Atlantis.
There are about 17 varieties
of the micro greens, which take
about 12 days to come to full
maturity.
They are cut fresh and deliv-
ered, meaning that hotels pur-
chase the greens and serve them
freshly cut from the farm.
The field greens are ready in
about a month, meaning quick-
er turnover and profit than tra-
ditional crops.
Lettuce and other greens with
the Goqdfellow label can be
found at grocery stores.


The farm also sells varieties
of tomatoes and peppers,
spinach, string beans, papayas,
and herbs such as mint, basil
and cilantro.
Recently, the farm ventured
into growing potted flowers and
plants for the landscape mar-
ket.
The flowers, such and garde-
nias and sunflowers, are
arranged in vases and are also
sold to hotels.
A quaint country store greets
the visitor with savoury scents
from dishes cooked with ingre-
dients found right at the farm.
Bi-products made on site
include fruit jams, preserves,
and vinaigrettes. The store also
offers a wide variety of Bahami-
an-made products.
The shelves are lined with
beautifully-packaged soaps,
antique tortoise-shell jewelry,
straw baskets and bags, organic
sea salt, and a farm cookbook..
On Saturdays, visitors from
all over the island come to pur-


* GOODFELLOW Farms managing partner Ian Goodfellow talks to Alfred Gray about the
Bahamian produced and packaged sea salt available in the Goodfellow Farms store


chase fruits and vegetables, and
even fresh juices made at the
country kitchen.
The kitchen serves lunch with
homemade bread.
Mr Goodfellow, who grew up
on his father's Eleuthera farm,
said his reason for farming is:
"To grow my own food; to go
back to the earth".
He admits that it is one of the
riskiest professions, but says it
becomes rewarding once the
main product he sells is service.
The farm offers internships
to College of the Bahamas stu-
dents, but not many take up the
opportunity because the pro-
gramme is not accredited at pre-
sent.
IAgriculture Parliamentary
Secretary Camille Johnson, who
accompanied Mr Gray on the
tour along with director Simeon
Pinder, said officials are
presently looking at offering
credits for the course.
'However, Mr Gray said his
ministry, along with the Min-
istry of Education, plans to
incorporate agricultural science
into the school curriculum.
Mr Roger Rolle, owner of
Triple A Farms in Eleuthera, is
a success story.
He began working for free at
Goodfellow Farms and learnt
the "ins and outs" of the trade.
He then began his own ven-
ture back on his Family Island
home.
A Defence Force veteran of
14 years, Mr Rolle said he
wished he had gotten into farm-
ing sooner, as he finds it "most
rewarding".
. According to master planner
Oran Lindroth, Goodfellows'
vision is to establish a commu-
nal arts and crafts village where
persons can live and work at
the farm, creating a wide variety
of bi-products.
SThey plan to have a horse sta-
ble and horse trails, and even-
tually would like to look at
expanding into fish and shrimp
farming..


* ALFRED Gray inspects some herbs harvested at the farm,
watched by Tribune reporter Felicity Ingraham


SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2o05, PAGt 11


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Marine recruits graduate


* ACTING Prime Minister and Minister of National Security Cynthia "Mother" Pratt inspects marine recruits yesterday
during their graduation ceremony at HMBS Coral Harbour. Pictured clockwise from below is the drill display.


* PROUD Best Male Recruit Alex Haley and Best
Female Recruit Krystle Butler.


Photos by
.Ma*rlio B^^
Duncan^son


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MIAMI HERALD SPORTS


Photos: Mario Duncanson/Tribune staff


a By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

THE Electro Telecom Wildcats got
off to a slow start for the first time
this year but it did not matter as
they rallied to come back for their
10th straight victory in the New Prov-
idence Softball Association.
Playing in the long-awaited show-
down against the first-year Degeo
Bommers, the Wildcats had to dig
out of a 3-2 deficit to pull off a 5-3
decision in Thursday night's feature
contest at the Churchill Tener
Knowles National Softball Stadium.
Taking advantage of a pitching
change that came back to haunt the
Bommers, the Wildcats got three con-
secutive unearned runs from Vernie
Curry, Hyacinth Farrington and Mary
Edgecombe.
Electro Telecom stayed undefeat-
ed at 10-0 to continue to lead the
league, Degeo dropped to 9-2, but
remained in second place.
The Bommers, however, played


the game under protest after coach
Paul Demeritte was forced to take
starting pitcher Shonell Symonette
out of the game because of what was
called an 'illegal' substitution, accord-
ing to plate umpire Eddie Ford.
"I had already made three trips to
the mound and every pitch after that,
the pitcher should come out,"
Demeritte said. "But what I didn't
understand was why the starting
pitcher was not allowed to come back
in the game.
"As far as I know, the starter
should be allowed to come back in
the game. I have put the game under
protest. I'm going to find out what
the ruling was. But up to that point, I
think the girls played a.good game."
Demeritte said it appeared that
Symonette was getting in trouble as
she started' to throw too many balls.
So he decided to bring in Marvel
Miller.
Miller was able to get Renee 'Sun-
shine' Curry to ground out to end
the rally. But in the, seventh after


Miller hit Vernie Curry with a pitch,
Demeritte decided to bring Symon-
ette back.
But after a lengthy discussion with
Ford, he was told that she couldn't
come back. So he had to go to veter-
an Flo Brown to close the door.
The Wildcats, meanwhile, waited
patiently to explode against the new
pitchers as they rallied for the win.
"I think it was a great comeback us.
We were down two runs and I told
the girls to settle down and I'm going
to pitch my best," she admitted. "I
was a little tired, but once they hit
the ball, I was going to pitch."
Edgecombe said she wasn't sur-
prised that the Bommers had to go to
three pitchers, because sooner or lat-
er they were going to explode.
"We definitely knew we could hit
Shonell, but when Marvel came in,
we had to watch her because she did-
n't have any control," Edgecombe
noted. "But when Flo came in, we
knew she was throwing it slow.
"So I told them to just take a strike,
go up in the box and once they wait-
ed for it, they will get a hit."
Edgecombe said there was no way
that they could have lost the game.
"Even if we had lost the game, we
still had all the rights to talk because
we are the champions," she said. "But
we wanted it and we went out there
and played like the true champions
that we are."
Edgecombe struggled on the
mound at the beginning of the game,
giving up three hits as the Bommers
took a stunning 2-0 lead in the bot-
tom of the first inning.
Avis Bethel had a run-producing
single and Bernie 'Chips' Major
added another.
Symonette was able to hold the
Wildcats scoreless on one hit through
the first four innings. It wasn't until
the fifth when Jackie 'Lil Stunt' Mox-
ey drew a walk and scored on an
error.
Degeo came up with their final run
in the bottom of the frame on Dawn
Forbes' RBI single that sent pinch
runner Betty Strachan home.
Electro Telecom came up with
their second' run in the sixth on
Donette Edwards' RBI double that
plated Rita Mackey for a 3-2 deficit.
In the seventh, the Wildcats clawed
their way to victory with three more
runs.


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Tanya becomes first female





referee certified by FIBA


* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
THE Bahamas now boasts its first
female certified FIBA referee.
Tanya Ferguson-Johnson broke the
barrier at the Bahamas Basketball Fed-
eration's FIBA Americas internation-
al referee clinic, which was held at the
Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium from May
19 to 22.
She was one of four Bahamians and
the second of two women who have
survived the gruelling test, comprising
of rules theory, physical fitness and
game evaluation that was conducted
by Fred Hogan, the FIBA Americas
Interpreter/World Technical Commis-
sioner.
"I feel great, to be one of the few
women in the world to achieve this
feat," said Ferguson-Johnson in an
interview with The Tribune from her
home in New Orleans on Thursday.


"I thought the course was very
informative and we gained a lot of
knowledge. Everything he taught was
exactly what the test was all about. The
written exam was straight forward, but
the physical examination was the
toughest.
"Once I passed that, I knew that I
would have passed the entire test. It's
a good thing you only have to renew
your FIBA license every four years.
But during the four years, you have to
practice for the test."
Ferguson-Johnson, a 31-year-old
social worker in the United States, has
a vast background in
refereeing. She started in 1999, hav-
ing graduated from CC Sweeting in
1992 and spending four years at South-
ern University New Orleans where she
graduated in 1998 with a bachelor's in
education and psychology and a mas-
ters in criminal justice.
Her love for officiating developed


when she referred a local high school
tourney at the Priory Grounds.
After leaving home, Ferguson-John-
son went to college and it was there
that she blossomed, officiating at the
NAIA Tournament and NCAA
games.

Passes

Ferguson-Johnson joined Freddie
Brown, Livingstone Lewis from Grand
Bahama and LeFred Gaitor as the four
Bahamians who passed their exam out
of a field of eight.
Antigua had five persons who sat
the exam, but only two passed. Four
also came from the Cayman Islands,
but only two attained the qualification.
Jamaica and Canada both had one can-
didate, who both passed.
The Canadian was Nancy Ethier,
who joined Ferguson-Johnson as the


only two females to sit sat and pass
their exams.
"I was checking the Internet every
day to see if the licence had come
through. Finally last Saturday, it came.
When I got it on Monday, I started to
scream," she noted.
"A lot of people didn't understand
what was going on because FIBA is
not really used in the United States.
So I guess when I come home and I
spend some time with my family, they
will understand more."
Now that she has secured her
licence, Ferguson-Johnson is eager to
report to work. She will get her first
assignment in Trinidad and Tobago
from July 1 to 10.
While the FIBA license is basically
for the Central American and
Caribbean region, Ferguson-Johnson
will continue to make strides as a ref-
eree in the United States. She will be
attending two more referees' courses


this year in Dallas and Orlando. Even-
tually, she hope to see herself running
the floor and blowing her whistle at
the World or Olympic Games, and
even the Women's National Basket-
ball Association.
In the meantime, Ferguson-Johnson
is working on another aspect of her
life serving as a mentor and coach
for. female basketball players, 13 and
under, with her New Orleans Lady
Lightings.
Next week, Ferguson-Johnson will
be bringing 16 players from her pro-
gram in New Orleans to the Bahamas
where they will visit Grand Bahama
for at least two days and then spend the
remainder of the time in Nassau.
"We will play against SAC, HO
Nash junior girls and a primary school
basketball team," said Ferguson-John-
son. "It's going to be the first timefor
them to travel so they are very excit-
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* By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior sports reporter
It will take the co-operation
of the entire government body to
properly host the Central Amer-
ican and Caribbean games.
Each ministry under the gov-
ernment's umbrella has joined
forces to ensure that the games,


slated for the Independence
weekend, runs smoothly.
Taking charge is the Ministry
of Youth Sports and Culture,
which has made a $100,000 con-
tribution to the games, in addi-
tion to their original donation of
$791,000 made early in March.
The ministry is also responsi-
ble for the provision of space


for the organizing committee's
command centre; providing
clerical and technical staff to
the committee, which will assist
with accreditation of visiting
delegations; repairs, renovation
and upgrades to the track and
field and its associated amenity
facilities, at a cost of approxi-
mately $800,00; and procure-


ment of new competition equip-
ment, at a cost of $90,000.
The Ministry of Works and
Utilities also has various respon-
sibilities, including the repair and
resurfacing of the exterior wall of
the Thomas A Robinson stadi-
um, at a cost of $300,000.
Yesterday acting prime min-
ister Cynthia Pratt thanked the


CAC committee, BAAA and
other officials. She said: "I
believe that this has demon-
strated the level of concern for
the youth of our nation as our
young people are coming to
perform. We are so excited
about the number of countries
coming to participate.
"The Bahamas is special


place, and I must congratulate
all of you who making this
effort such a success."
New construction includes a
new disabled-friendly first aid
facility, an internet-ready press
room, a VIP lounge for inter-
national dignitaries and repairs
to the roadway inside the Queen
Elizabeth Sports Centre.


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* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
WHILE ace Cardinal Gilbert was swing-
ing the hot bat, it was Stephen Ferguson
who got the job done from the mound as the
Delsol Arawaks dominated the youthful
New Breed for the second time this year.
They did not stop the game via the ten-
run rule, but the Arawaks pulled off a 10-2
victory on Thursday night at the Churchill
Tener Knowles National Softball Stadium to
go ahead by half a game in the men's stand-
ings, at 7-3 over the Electro Telecom Dor-
cy Park Boyz.
Gilbert, who played third base, enjoyed a
three-for-four plate appearance, including
knocking in a three-run home run as he fin-
ished with four RBIs and two runs scored.
Ferguson, on the other hand, was working
on a two-hit shut-out through the first four
innings before the New Breed rallied for
two runs on two hits in the fifth.
But that was all the runs that Ferguson
gave up, as he held the New Breed to just
more hits over the final two frames.


"We came out pretty flat tonight and we
made a couple of errors that allowed them
to get back into the
game," Ferguson said. "But we decided
that we would take this one.
"If it wasn't for the errors, I told them
they were going to get blank tonight. This
was a rematch for us from last year. I told
Pork (Martin Burrows Sr, New Breed's
manager) that he can't beat me this year."
Ferguson said that although they did not
hit the ball the way they are capable of, the
victory is what matters the most.
It was not until Gilbert cracked a one-
out three-run shot over the left-field fence in
a five-run third inning of losing pitcher
Keiron Munroe that the Arawaks had the
game sealed.
Munroe said-his New Breed team did not
hit the ball and this is what caused them
the loss, their 10th in 14 games.
"We played a good game, but we made
some crucial errors that caused us the
game," he charged.
Munroe, who normally plays short stop
but was converted to a pitcher this year,


said that if they perform they can beat any
team in the league including Delsol.
"We just have to play better than we did,"
he said.
Delsol got the first run of the game when
Michael Thompson knocked in Julian Col-
lie with his run-producing single in the bot-
tom of the first.
Collie got hit with a pitch and eventually
scored the Arawaks' first run on an error in
the third and Ghandi
Williams ended the rally with a RBI sin-
gle.
Delsol put the game out of reach in the
fourth with two more on Gilbert's RBI sin-
gle and Dwight Knowles'
RBI sacrifice fly as they took an 8-0 lead.
But realizing they could be stopped via
the ten-run rule, New Breed came up with a
pair of runs in
the fifth, thanks to RBI sacrifice flies from
Justin Ferguson and Martin Burrows Jr.
New Breed also picked up their defensive
efforts in the fifth, but gave two unearned
runs to Gilbert and Knowles in the sixth as
they missed the stoppage.


Grand Bahama


hosts national


championships


* By RENALDO DORSETT
Junior Sports Reporter
Grand Bahama will host the
2005 National Track and Field
Championships at the Grand
Bahama Track and Field
Complex.
At a press conference yes-
terday, Minister of Youth
Sports and Culture, Neville
Wisdom along with the Exec-
utive Committee of the
BAAA announced the change
in venue for the event on June
24 and 25.
The meet was moved to
Grand Bahama to ensure full
completion of renovations
being made at the Thomas A
Robinson Stadium in antici-
pation of the upcoming XXth
Central American and
Caribbean (CAC) Games.
The Ministry's Track and
Field Complex in Freeport
will serve as the venue for the
meet which will not only serve
as a final qualifier for the
CAC games, it is also the final
qualifier for the World Out-
door Track and Field Cham-
pionships in Helsinki, Finland
in August, 2005.
BAAA President Mike
Sands said registered athletes


need not worry about trans-
port: "We are in constant con-
tact with all the athletes that
are registered and scheduled
to compete, and we are also in
conjunction with the Ministry
of Youth Sports and Culture,"
he said, "The Ministry will
undergo much of the respon-
sibility for transportation and
accommodation of the ath-
letes."
Sands said for the stadium
to meet international stan-
dards, these essential renova-
tions must be made as soon
as possible.
"There is a lot of work to
be done to ensure that the sta-
dium meets the standards set
for IAAF ratification," he
said, "We decided it was in
everyone's best interest to
move the meet to Grand
Bahama."
The change in venue comes
after the Nationals were
rescheduled to the new dates
of June 24-25, due to the
changes and upgrades being
made to the stadium.
These renovations also
forced the National Junior
Championships to be moved
to the Ministry's Track and
Field Complex in Freeport.


Olympic bid cities court African vote




as New York touts new stadium plan


The five cities vying for the 2012
Summer Games courted African sup-
port Friday, with New York given a
platform to present its revised stadi-
um plans at the last major Olympic
gathering before next month's IOC
vote in Singapore, according to Asso-
ciated Press.
With less than three weeks to go
before the International Olympic Com-
mittee announces the host city on July
6. Paris, London, New York, Madrid
and Moscow made pitches to the Asso-
ciation of National Olympic Commit-
tees of Africa.
Each city was allotted 10 minutes to
make presentations to the 53-nation
African body, and about 20 voting IOC
members were in attendance.
It was the first Olympic meeting
since the June 6 release of the lOC's
evaluation report assessing the five
bids. Paris, which has been the favorite
from the start, got the best overall tech-
nical review.


The cities sought to play up their
ties and solidarity with Africa, a conti-
nent which has never hosted the
Olympics.
New York's bid look doomed after
the rejection of a proposed $2 billion
stadium on Manhattan's West Side,
but, within a week, New York came
up with an alternate plan a stadium in
Queens that would eventually replace
Shea Stadium as home of the New
York Mets.
"It's great to be here," New York
bid leader Dan Doctoroff said. "A lot
of people questioned whether we
would be here. But there is one thing
you want to do know about New York-
ers we never give up. In just 72 hours,
we created a new great plan for our
Olympic stadium."
Track and field's world govern-
ing body, the International Associ-
ation of Athletics Federations,
endorsed the new stadium project
Thursday. FIFA, soccer's governing


body, is also studying the plan.
New York expects to submit the final
package next week to the IOC, whose
executive board must approve the plan
before next month's vote in Singapore.

Curtailed

The strict time limit forced some
cities to cut short their planned pre-
sentations. New York Mayor Michael
Bloomberg didn't get to speak because
of the time restrictions, leaving the
podium to Doctoroff, former Mayor
David Dinkins and Congo-born NBA
star Dikembe Mutombo.
"I think we got our main message
across, that New York is a place that
will welcome athletes, teams, fans from
Africa like no other city can," Docto-
roff said in an interview. "We showed
how New York will celebrate Africans
and African athletes."
London bid chairman Sebastian Coe


pledged support for bringing the games
to Africa one day, and said if the
British capital gets the 2012 Olympics
it would use some temporary venues
which could be relocated for sports
events in other parts of the world,
including Africa.
Coe cited British Prime Minister
Tony Blair's efforts, as president of
the G8 nations, to show "solidarity
with the whole of Africa on issues such
as aid and debt relief."
Paris officials stressed France's his-
toric ties with Africa and said their bid
project was patterned on the IOC's
blueprint for streamlining the size and
cost of the Olympics. Mayor Bertrand
Delanoe said the Paris bid was a mod-
el for holding the games in less-devel-
oped countries.
"We delivered the messages we
wanted to deliver," bid leader Philippe
Baudillon said. "We had two main
points the enthusiasm of France for
the games and the long-standing rela-


tions between France and Africa."
Madrid Mayor Alberto Ruiz-Gal-
lardon pointed to geography, noting
that if Madrid gets the Olympics they
"will be the closest ever held to
Africa."
Madrid also announced that Real
Madrid soccer star Raul Gonzalez,
Memphis Grizzlies forward Pau Gasol,
former Tour de France champion
Miguel Indurain and former French
Open champion Arantxa Sanchez Vic-
ario would go to Singapore to lobby
for the bid.
. Moscow highlighted its compact bid
layout plan and said the games would
"help change Russia and the world in
an unparalleled manner."
"Moscow represents a historic choice
for the Olympic movement," Moscow
Deputy Mayor Valery Shantsev said.
"Russia is a natural bridge between
East and West and the games in
Moscow would help bring the world
closer together."


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