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Concerns about

$25k retainer to

Cabinet minister's

former law firm


0 By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
FNM Leader Tommy Turn-
quest raised concerns about.the
former law firm of a Cabinet
minister receiving a $25,000
retainer from a government cor-
poration.
He also criticized the increas-
ing number of alleged incidents
of conflict of interest issues
within the current government.
He suggested that Prime Min-
ister Perry Christie's Code of
Ethics be burnt as those who
abuse his code are never pun-
ished.
Mr Turnquest made the state-
ment in Grand Bahama over
the weekend where he
addressed the women's branch
of the FNM.
Some have characterised the
meeting as a mini-convention
leading up to the party's nation-
al convention in November.
"I call on the Prime Minister
to advise the public what is
being done about the Alfred
Sears law firm receiving a
:$25,000 retainer from Bahama-
sair.
(As a Cabinet minister Mr
Sears has removed himself from
his former firm).
"I call on the Prime Minister
to advise the public of the
-results of his 'forensic investi-
gation' into the alleged
1$10 million received by the
JPLP before the 2002 general


election from Mr Harajachi.
"I call on the Prime Minister
to investigate the many cases
where there have been obvious
conflicts of interest, and if no
sanctions are going to be levied
against the abusers, we should
burn the Code of Ethics," he
said.
Mr Turnquest also said the
Cable Beach redevelopment
investment was a bad deal for
the Bahamas. He criticised gov-
ernment for giving away acres
of Crown Land to a foreign
company from which they
would profit.
Selling
Mr Turnquest accused the
PLP Government of being will-
ing to peddle the Bahamas
away, giving away "our chil-
dren's birthright."
"Do you remember how the
PLP used to accuse the FNM
of selling out the country to for-
eigners? Well, the PLP gov-
ernment seem to be giving away
the country," he said.
The FNM leader accused the
government of giving away too
much.
"They have sold all the public
land on Cable Beach as well as
400 acres for a golf course
around Lake Killarney. They
have also agreed to a marina at
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* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Bahamas Conference
of Seventh-day Adventists
supports the decision of the
Jamaican church to conduct
background checks on persons
before agreeing to perform
their funerals. However, they
have no plans to adopt similar
regulations here.
Pastor Leonard Johnson,
who heads the Bahamas Con-
ference, explained that unlike
other Seventh-day Adventists
in the region, Jamaica faces
unique problems, that make it
necessary to adopt the policy.


Pastor Johnson said the
island has had numerous inci-
dents of persons arriving at
funerals with guns and dress-
ing inappropriately, which
offends Seventh-day Adven-
tists' principles of modesty.
He said such issues did not
occur in the Bahamas and so
there is no need to adopt a
similar policy.
"However we understand
why the Jamaican Church has
to take the stance, but we will
not be doing that here. We do
not discriminate," he said.
According to a release from
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Police warning

after break-ins


* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
A HOME invasion on Sat-
urday night and two shootings
at the weekend have prompt-
ed police to send a strong
warning to persons who have
to enter their homes late at
night.
Terrance McCoy, a 57-year-
old resident of Moseley Lane,
Shirley Street, was gunbutted
and robbed when a gunman
forced his way into his home
Saturday night. Mr McCoy


told police that when he
arrived home shortly after
11pm, he noticed a white car
parked at his home.
Mr McCoy said that when
he entered his gate, he was
accosted by a man armed with
a silver handgun, who forced
Mr McCoy to let him into his
home.
Once inside, the gunman
robbed Mr McCoy of $110
and a number of personal
items before gunbutting him
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Turnquest: government


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* By RUPERT
MISSICK JR
Chief Reporter
FNM leader Tommy Turn-
quest, at what some would
describe as a mini-convention
in Grand Bahama, said gov-
ernment has grown arrogant
and "believe that they are all-
knowing."
He said they have failed to
provide "good governance
and to be accountable to the
Bahamian people."
Believe
"That is why Bradley
Roberts and Leslie Miller
believe that they can get away
with their indiscretions. It's
arrogance. That is why
Allyson Maynard-Gibson
believes, that she can talk
about and treat the Registrar
General the way she did. It's
pure arrogance," said Mr
Turnquest.
Mrs Maynard-Gibson, in
her contribution to the Budget
debate, said that Registrar
General Elizabeth Thompson
had numerous complaints
against her and that she com-


pletely ignored important
clients' phone calls to the Reg-
istry.
"When this was raised with
her she responded that she did
not have time for that.
"She found time to conduct
marriages, however, some-
times charging and pocketing
up to $600 for each even
though she had been given a
directive to stop taking this
work from other marriage
officers," Mrs Maynard Gib-
son said.
Mr Turnquest also com-
mented on the Foreign Minis-
ter's chastisement of the critics
of the CSME.
"That is why Fred Mitchell
can cuss out people who do
not support the Bahamas join-
ing the CSME and believe
that he can get away with this
- typical PLP arrogance.
"That is why Sidney Stubbs
can stay away from Parliament
for over a year and believe
that everything is just fine,"
Mr Turnquest said.
He accused Prime Minister
Perry Christie of turning a
blind eye.
He said the PLP has a rude
awakening coming.


IN DEX


FNM




agreed


FNM leader Tommy Turnquest
speaks at the party's women's convention
in Freeport.
(Photo: Derek Carroll)


'never




to sign


* By RUPERT MISSICK JR
Chief Reporter
BAHAMIANS have spoken loudly and
together with the FNM have pressured
government to shelve plans for signing on
to the CSME, said party leader Tommy
Turnquest.
Speaking at the FNM women's conven-
tion held in Freeport, Mr Turnquest said
the public outcry has caused "Fred Mitchell
to stop promoting the CSME, or as he says,
'for now'."
Revised
"The Government has sought to tie the
FNM in with them, but let me tell you that
the FNM never agreed to sign the CSME.
There were too many key areas that we
could never agree to, and those areas rep-
resented the main tenets of the revised
agreement," he said.
Mr Turnquest said the FNM govern-
ment, "could not now, or in the foreseeable
future, agree to a single currency, free
movement of people, common external
tariff, free movement of capital, the right of
establishment, or the Caribbean Court of
Justice."
Mr Turnquest used the opportunity to
thank the party's spokespersons on this
issue Carl Bethel, Zhivargo Laing, John


Delaney, and Sir William Allen.
"What we need to do now is make sure
the PLP doesn't win the next election so
that we will not have to worry about sign-
ing on to the CSME," he said.
In his contribution to the budget debate,
Mr Mitchell said: "The Bahamas has not
signed the Revised Treaty of Chaguara-
mas and cannot now sign in these present
circumstances.
"What we are now engaged in is a pro-
gramme of public education and discus-
sion on the issue.
"I' also say that I should wish to clarify
another bit of misinformation with regard
to the existing policy of the government. It
is clear that this matter of our participation
in the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas will
not be decided within this present term.
"There is too much misinformation, dis-
information and emotion; too much polit-
ical dishonesty.
"There is simply too much politics."
According to Mr Mitchell, he had spo-
ken to Brent Symonette, the FNM's
spokesman on Foreign Affairs, and with
Mr Turnquest and was told that provided
government obtained the four reservations
regarding the flow of labour, the single
currency, the common market and the
common external tariff the FNM's position
and the government's was exactly the
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Police investigate

alleged rape
* By DENISE MAYCOCK The girl said the man also threat-
Tribune Freeport Reporter ened her that if she reported the
incident he would tell her mother
FREEPORT Grand Bahama and police that he caught her hav-
and New Providence police are ing sex with a boy.
jointly investigating an alleged rape No arrest has been made in the
of a 15-year-old Grand Bahama girl matter, which is still under investi-
that occurred in April while she gation.
was visiting her mother in Nassau. U TWO male residents of Abaco
Chief Supt Basil Rahming said were released on $1,000 bail after
the teen told detectives that while they were charged by police with
preparing for bed she was using illegal apparatus to dive conch
approached by her mother's over the weekend.
boyfriend. The man According to the charges the
held her down and had sexual men, ages 27 and 31 years old bf
intercourse with her against her Cooper's Town, were allegedly dis-
will. covered by fisheries inspectors in
the vicinity of Spanish Cay using a
compressor and hose while diving
T Ifor conch. Police alleged that they
had a large quantity of undersized
conch. They were arrested and the
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The men are expected to appear
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Two-year-old girl in hospital




after stone throwing incident


* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
A STONE throwing incident that
occurred at a Grand Bahama apartment
complex has left a little girl in hospital
with serious head injuries.
At about 1.35 pm on Thursday, Leone
Williams, 23, of Watergate apartments
confronted a 21-year-old male who she
suspected of taking some money from
her purse, which was on an exercise bicy-
cle in her apartment.
Rocks
The young man allegedly grew angry
and used profanities. Rocks were thrown.
Ms Williams was hit on her foot. Kentia
Nottage, the two-year-old daughter of
her neighbour, Tina Johnson, was hit in
the head by one of the rocks. She fell to
the ground.


An ambulance was dispatched to the
scene. However, neighbors rushed Kentia
to the hospital in a private vehicle before
the ambulance arrived. Doctors at the
Rand Memorial hospital discovered that
the child had a fractured skull and was in
serious condition.
She was airlifted to the Princess Mar-
garet Hospital in New Providence at 3
am. Her condition is not know at this
time. Ms Williams was treated for injuries
to her foot and discharged.
A young man was later arrested and
taken into custody.
He will be arraigned in the magistrate's
court on Monday by which time police
should have received an updated med-
ical report on little Kentia's condition.
A Freeport resident who operates a
restaurant and bar in Eight Mile Rock
has been sentenced to Her Majesty's
prison for possessing a quantity of cocaine
with intent to supply.


Hugh Walkine, 35, of 340 Hawksbill
Street, Caravel Beach, pleaded guilty to
the charge and was sentenced to six
months in prison.
He was represented by lawyer Simeon
Brown.
Patrol
At about 2.25 pm on Wednesday June
15, traffic officers were on mobile patrol
on Queen's Highway in the Vicinity of
AID when they pulled over a black truck
for a traffic violation.
While interviewing the driver the offi-
cers noticed he was acting suspiciously.
They decided to search him.
During this process they found a plastic
bag containing one and a half ounces of
cocaine in one of this trouser pockets.
He was put under arrest, taken into
custody and appeared before Magistrate
Helen Jones.


The signs are



good for the



newly improved



Harrold Road


* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff
Reporter
NEW traffic signs are
expected to go up on Har-
rold Road as early as today,
said Works Minister
Bradley Roberts.
Mr Roberts told The Tri-
bune yesterday that, weath-


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er permitting, crews will
start putting up signs on
both sides of the newly
improved thoroughfare.
The minister said he has
been in contact with the
contractors and has been
assured that they are com-
mitted to having both sides
of the .road completed
before the Central Ameri-
can and Caribbean Games
open next month.

Visitors
Thousands of Bahamians
and visitors from around
the region are expected to
flock to the Thomas A
Robinson Stadium for the
games, which are scheduled
for July 8-11 as an official
part of the country's Inde-
pendence celebrations.
Harrold Road is expect-
ed to provide major access
for those travelling to the
Sports Centre.
Mr Roberts said he is
confident the deadline will
be met. He said there has
been significant progress
made on the road and even
if the road is not complete-
ly finished by the CAC
games, it will be completely
useable.
The multi-million dollar
project has been described
as one of the most impor-
tant civil works projects in
-the history of the Bahamas.


* WORKS Minister Bradley Roberts said
that, weather permitting, crews will start
putting up signs on both sides of the road.


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NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI
Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

LEONE. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G.,
(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B.
Publisher/Editor 1972-

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If you commit the crime, do the time


AS CRIME moves closer to home, some
MPs are calling for zero tolerance for criminals.
St Thomas More MP Frank Smith, who was
stabbed as he entered his Yamacraw home in
May, has encouraged crime victims to have
the strength to "put criminals in fear" by
becoming "highly intolerant and aggressive"
with people who seek to harm the "many hard-
working people in our society."
He echoed what Bahamians have been say-
ing for years "crime will destroy this beau-
tiful country of ours if we do not place it in
check."
MP Sidney Stubbs, returning to the House
after more than a year's absence to discharge
his bankruptcy, highlighted the crime prob-
lems in his Holy Cross constituency.
During the Budget debate last week he
complained of the number of break-ins, espe-
cially in Gleniston Gardens and Sea Breeze,
and asked for a "stepped up police presence"
in the form of patrols in Holy Cross.
He also complained about the frequency
with which a call to a police station reporting a
crime would elicit the response: "Sorry we
can't come we have no car".
"This is the 21st century and Nassau is only
21 by 7 miles long there is no police station
in the Bahamas that should tell any citizen
that they can't find a car to send to investi-,
gate a crime. That's totally unacceptable," said
Mr Stubbs.
He asked the Minister of National Security
to have the Police Commissioner instruct all of
his police stations that when they can't go to a
crime scene immediately, they should pass the
report on to another station. Somewhere an
officer had to be found to answer the call.
He acknowledged that the police are over-
worked, but crime, a blight on society, needed
severe treatment.
He had some harsh words for politicians
who hamper the police by interfering with their
investigations.
"I sat with a group of law enforcement offi-
cers in the Holy Cross area the other day,"
said Mr Stubbs, "and they were telling me that
one of the most restraining things that they
endure in their job is when they do impeccably
good research, investigate, find the criminal,
take him to the police station, then some politi-
cian calls the head of the police station and
says: 'Look here, man, let that guy go don't
touch that fella!' And the guy is released."
Mr Stubbs had some advice for the officers:
"I am saying to police, stations all across the
country if the officers are doing good work
in the public's interest and if the phone rings


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and you're told that a politician is on the line,'
don't take the call."
"It's bad and it's happening," said Mr Stubbs.
"I don't want anyone to say it's not happening
- it happens."'
We also know it happens. During the Pin-
dling years it was such a chronic illness that it
was almost as serious as the crimes committed
on the streets. But it didn't stop at the police -
political interference even affected some of
the judiciary. It was always denied, but from
the complaints we received at The Tribune we
knew it was there and out of control.
Many will remember Magistrate Wilton
Hercules he was noted for being tough on
criminals. We heard, but could not confirm
that he was being harassed by certain PLP
politicians of that era as they tried to snatch
their voters from his court. We were not sur-
prised when Mr Hercules packed his bags and
left the Bahamas.
Early one morning a couple of years later he
and Tribune publisher the late Sir Etienne
Dupuch had a chance meeting on Five Mile
Beach in the Caymans.
They started to go for morning walks. And,
of course, morning walks meant long, confi-
dential talks. Mr Hercules was relieved to be
out of the Bahamas.
And, as Mr Stubbs told the House, don't
say the political interference that the former
magistrate and publisher discussed didn't hap-
pen it happened.
The same interference is occurring on the
roads as officers of the Road Traffic Depart-
ment try to bring sanity back to the streets.
Discussing the matter recently with a bus
driver who wants only responsible drivers
behind the wheel of a vehicle, we were told
that there is interference when Road Traffic
suspends for a week or so certain public service
drivers, who daily break the law. "These pastors
come with their 'you can't do this' and you.
'can't do that' because the fella's got a family.
But until drastic action is taken and some of
these bad apples have their licences suspended
for Six months to a year, they'll continue to
break the law," we were told.
Mr Stubbs warned politicians to stop their
interference. He said he's a strong advocate of
"if you commit the crime, you do the time."
If anyone from his Holy Cross constituency
is brought to justice, Mr Stubbs wants them
"to go through the system like anybody else -
nobody is special."
This should be the policy for every con-
stituency in the Bahamas. So politician, pastor
- and criminal take note.


US passport




change is




impractical


EDITOR, The Tribune
One fully understands that a
sovereign country has the ulti-
mate responsibility to safeguard
at best the safety of their citi-
zens; however the recent
announcement from the US
that all US citizens returning to
the US are required now to
have a valid US passport, sort of
makes a mockery of identifica-
tion and citizenship and has oth-
er, very disestablishing poten-
tial on weaker economies that
rely on visitors from the US.
How this will affect the
Bahamas cannot be calculated,
however if only 60 million US
citizens are actual holders of US
passports today how, just how,
will the State Department
process applications fast enough
not to have a serious detrimen-
tal economic effect on all tourist
destinations is obvious and very
serious.
Is this, the requirement of all
US citizens to have a passport, a
decision which has not been
thought through? I certainly
feel so, as it is illogical.
Recent research shows as
stated that there are only 60
million US passports issued -
the State Department further
confirms that they anticipate
issuing 12, 14 and 17 million in
years 2005, 2007 and 2008, not
identified what the renewal fac-
tor is in this total having issued
8.8 million in 2004.
A second grade student can
calculate what precisely this
means there are therefore a
grand total of 68,800,000, full
stop US citizens who may trav-
el outside of their national bor-
ders. It is feasible to assume we
will be able to attract 5.8 per
cent of that total to our shores?
I really doubt that so prepare
for the worst.
For countries that rely on US
visitors this is tantamount to the
unofficial declaration of eco-
nomic war,, as such a limitation
will destablise the national
economies to the extent that as
a result of the potential serious
downtrend of the economy,
both democracies and national
economies could be shattered.
Should we not protest very,
very hard to the US? Certainly,
irrespective of their security rea-
soning, the US is potentially
going to irrevocably crush
economies of very friendly
nations.
Hoping Ambassador Rood,
who seems to be an under-
standing ambassador, will real-
ize the dangers of this policy -
it is basically impractical for the
State Department to issue say
20 million "new" passports


every year over the next 5-6
years, so just how are they going
to compensate those countries
like the Bahamas which will
naturally be affected?
The US will lose, and a
reduced number of us will be
able to afford to travel to the
US and our business sector will
reduce their purchasing.
Surely, in a practical approach,
the State Department should
initially implement a process
where a temporary ID would
be issued at no cost to all qual-'
ified US citizens, when they
renew their driver's licences at
state level. Those persons would
have, say, eight to 12 months to
apply for a passport but, and
this is crucial, those persons in


the meantime could continue
to travel outside of the US.
The cruise lines and airlines
have massive data banks which
can be put into play with the
State Department by simply e-
mailing or mailing application
forms for US passports. The
business sector even here needs
to use initiatives to encourage
US people to obtain a US pass-
port if they do not have one.
Our promotion boards seem to
be in hibernation as per usual
on this and associated matters.
Mr Ambassador, plead on
our behalf with the White
House and state that this policy
is impractical and could destab-
lise small economies that rely
on US visitors unless, of
course, Uncle Sam is willing to
underwrite the losses.
MARSHALL FORBES
Nassau
June 13 2005


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EDITOR, The Tribune
PLEASE allow me to
bring a very disturbing matter
to the public's attention, an
issue that really annoyed me
and caused my blood pres-
sure to rise.
It was Thursday May 12,at
9.40 am when I was on my
way to Court No 5 in
response to a summons on a
personal matter. This court
is located on Bank Lane and
parking is very hard to find in
the area.
I decided to park some-
where along West Hill Street,
but could find no vacant
space. A policeman observed
me driving along the street
very slowly and enquired,
what was the matter: I
informed him that I was look-
ing for a parking space. The
officer then directed me to
the Royal Victoria Gardens
parking lot.
Upon my arrival in the lot,
I was greeted by a tall gen-
tleman who directed me to
an empty parking space. This
gesture I was most happy for,
considering that I was run-
ning late for my court
appointment.
Upon exiting my vehicle I
was approached by this same
man demanding payment for


use of the lot. I then ques-
tioned whether the lot was
government's and therefore
public and whether I should
have to pay to park in a pub-
lic parking lot. To this I was
told to either pay up or move
my car from the lot.
Because I was late for my
10am court appearance I
decided to pay the $10
requested rather than to be
penalized by the court if my
case was called and I was not
present.
Another gentleman on his
way to Bay Street, also told
me of his disgust having to
pay another gentleman on
the other side of the same
parking lot.
From this, I wondered
whether this is an authorized
activity or is it being done by
persons who want to prey on
the unsuspecting public?
I am still irritated that I
was fleeced out of my hard-
earned money to pay for
parking in what I am told is a
public parking lot. If in fact
the Government is charging
for parking then that is a
worse disgrace.
Thanks for your attention.
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Former PM makes a valid




point over development


FORMER Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham makes
a very valid point when he holds
the government to account over
the apparent shift in emphasis
towards residential development
represented by the Baha Mar
plans or at least what we know
of them thus far.
As Mr. Ingraham suggests,
when government touts large and
attractive figures in relation to
these heads of agreement, it is
important to take these figures
apart and see just what they rep-
resent in terms of real opportuni-
ties for The Bahamas.
In the case of the Baha Mar
plans, Bahamians have still not
been given an open and honest
breakdown showing the extent to
which monies spent will go into
the addition of new rooms as
opposed to property units for sale
to foreigners. It is Mr. Ingraham's
view that the "expansion" and
redevelopment of the existing
resorts will not involve the addi-
tion of substantial numbers of
new hotel rooms, but rather a
speculative real estate and con-
dominium venture on the part of
the investment group.
This question is of crucial
importance to the Bahamian pub-
lic, since no Bahamian govern-
ment has ever presented to the
public a vision for The Bahamas


* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE stormy weather over the weekend
was the result of two weather systems that
sat over the northeastern side of the
country.
The systems created massive downpours,
thunder and lightening, and caused electrici-
ty to go out in many areas.
Meteorologist Doug Pinder told The Tri-
bune that a surface trough moved from Cuba
towards the north eastern Bahamas and com-
bined with an upper level trough already in
place over the Bahamas.
"When they combined, they produced
instability and that is what caused the bad
weather," he explained.
While the weather is expected to clear up
by tomorrow, more thunderstorms can be
expected today.
Mr Pinder reminded Bahamians that dur-
ing the month of June, there is on average
8.59 inches of rain.


PERSPECTIVES
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AND


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as a residential or condominium
"destination". As far as we have
been informed thus far, we are in
the business primarily of tourism
in the classical sense (i.e. involv-


A L LEN


This is all the more since, while
it is difficult to make direct com-
parisons between traditional
hotels and "residential resorts"
in terms of their indirect contri-


"If a fundamental shift
has taken place in the
government's development
policy, then this is a matter
over which the Bahamian
public deserves an open
and frank debate."


ing hotel rooms). If a fundamen-
tal shift has taken place in the
government's development poli-
cy, then this is a matter over
which the Bahamian public
deserves an open and frank
debate.


bution to the economy, the lat-
ter clearly involve special socio-
economic challenges that cannot
be brushed away or put down to
fear of foreigners among the host
population.
Firstly and most obviously, in a


"We are sitting right in the rainy season,"
he said.
Minister of Works and Utilities Bradley
Roberts told The Tribune that he has been
assured by BEC manager Kevin Basden that
service has been restored to many areas of
New Providence.
He noted that traffic lights in several areas
were down, but workers were trying to get
them operational as quickly as possible.

Residential
He said that as of yesterday, he had been
unaware that there had been any residential
areas which were still without power.
Although The Tribune had heard reports of
phone service being disrupted in some areas,
Mr Roberts had not heard any complaints
from anyone.
Mr Roberts noted that BEC functions as
best it can, in these types of situations, but lit-
tle can be done to combat "the power of
God."


country of limited space, hotels
are by their nature less intrusive
in terms of the space they occupy
than resort communities that
cater to individual home-owners.
If Mr. Ingraham's suspicions are
right, then this feature of "resi-
dential communities" would
explain the sheer scale of the
development being proposed by
Baha Mar.
Another potential problem is
that, in a country which has
resolved to deliberately (and
rightly in my view) protect many
sectors of its economy in order
to counter historical distortions,
the growth of the second home
phenomenon creates special chal-
lenges. Its impact on the Bahami-
an property development sector
and its possible competition with
traditional hotels (such as appears
to be happening on a large scale
in Abaco) are two such chal-
lenges.
Just last week Barbados'
Tourism Minister, Noel Lynch
found himself in a very similar
position to our own government,
defending the growth of "condo-
minium tourism" at the perceived
expense of the traditional model.
His task, like that of those in The
Bahamas who may be of like
view, will not be easy.
...AND WHEN THE
BUBBLE BURSTS
This week, the news in Britain,
where rising property prices have
underwritten a decade of con-
sumption-led growth, has been
the first signs that the housing
market bubble is finally deflat-
ing, and may actually burst if not
handled correctly by the govern-
ment and the bank of England.
Although Britain has been the
most extreme example, its expe-
rience has been part of a pattern
experienced in the "developed"
world, where rising home prices
and widespread home ownership
(legacies of the Thatcher reforms)
have, until now, offset rising oil
prices and created great consumer
confidence. This has, in turn, led'
to unprecedented levels of invest-
ment by Britons and others in


homes and properties abroad.
Barbados and other favoured
British destinations have seen
much of this investment by
British consumers, including large
scale resort destinations like Port
St. Charles on the island's west
coast.
Property markets have
bloomed and burst many times
in such countries as Britain and
the United States. It now seems
reasonable to expect at least a
substantial deflation sooner
rather than later. And this, for
the first time, may involve seri-
ous, direct consequences for the
"residential" destinations to
which the latest boom gave rise.

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Zimbbwe,: Ned fr inervetio


* By Sir Ronald Sanders

(The writer is a former
Caribbean diplomat, now busi-
ness executive, who publishes
widely on small states in the
global community).

Conditions in Zim-
babwe are getting
worse and people
are suffering
more. A humani-
tarian crisis already exists and it
is more than likely to escalate in
the coming months causing
large scale deaths and a refugee
calamity.
Recently, the government of
President Robert Mugabe
demolished makeshift homes in
the capital, Harare, leaving
200,000 people homeless
according to UN estimates.
Among the buildings demol-
ished is an orphanage which
housed children left destitute


after their parents died from
AIDS.
These people have been
forced to pick up what few
belongings they have and to
trek on foot to rural areas which
are even worse off than the
towns.
Last week, the government
announced it had extended the
destruction of informal homes
and businesses from the cities
to rural areas.

Actions

Mr Mugabe says that he is
taking these actions to clean up
Zimbabwe's urban areas and to
crack down on those involved in
illegally trading foreign curren-
cy and scarce foodstuffs, such
as sugar.
Opposition leaders say the
eviction campaign is aimed at
driving their supporters among
the urban poor into rural areas,


ahead of elections in 2008 so as
to recreate a rural peasantry in
which voters are brought under
the control of local chiefs and
Mr Mugabe's militias.
Scenes of this destruction and
the suffering being experienced
by the affected people have
been shown on television across
Europe. The response has been
round condemnation of Mr
Mugabe's policies and calls for
intervention by journalists, char-
ity workers and political
activists.
But intervention is not easy,
and it is difficult to see how the
terrible conditions in Zimbabwe
can be addressed unless neigh-
bouring African countries
decide to act.
Zimbabwe was once the
breadbasket of Africa; today
more than half the population
of 12 million depend on food
aid. Out of the towns, the food
shortages are even more pun-
ishing.
Seven in 10 Zimbabweans are
officially out of work, with the
parallel economy increasingly
important.
Rampant inflation has been
put at 526 per cent a year. The
currency, the Zimbabwean dol-
lar, is dropping in value rapidly.
While the official rate is 825 to
the US dollar, the parallel mar-
ket rate is above 5,000. Foreign
currency is in short supply, giv-
en the lack of exports.
These conditions arise from
political action.
First, Mr Mugabe's attempt
to correct an ancient wrong of
the majority of arable land
being placed in the hands of a -
relatively small number of white
farmers. The problem was
approached illegally and vio-
lently. The result has been the
dramatic drop in agricultural
production and the rapid
decline of the economy.
Second, Mr Mugabe's obvi-
ous determination to eliminate
his political opposition through
questionable elections, charges
against opposition leaders, and
violent action against opposi-
tion supporters.
Now comes the forced
removal of hundreds of thou-
sands of people from areas in
which they have built homes


and try to eke out a living.
The crisis in Zimbabwe
demands immediate
attention. But by whom?
The United Nations Security
Council has no legal basis for
intervening in Zimbabwe even
if all the members could be con-
vinced that UN military action
is necessary to stop further
death and destruction. Non
interference in the internal
affairs of states has long been
considered an important prin-
ciple of international order.
When the UN has intervened
in Africa recently as it did
in Liberia, Burundi and Cote
d'Ivoire during 2003/2004 it
has done so at the request of
the UN Secretary-General with
the backing of African coun-
tries.
Intervention by the US and
Europe is unlikely to hap-
pen. There is no strategic or
economic advantage to the US
or Europe committing troops
and resources to Zimbabwe,
and they would fear that they
would be accused of pursuing
an imperialist agenda.

Justify

Even though, Mr Mugabe's
-excesses seem to justify the
intervention of outside forces
to end the suffering of the Zim-
babwe people and to ensure the
problem does not escalate, nei-
ther the US nor European
nations would want to take on
such a role unless African
nations strongly supported it.
This is why African nations,
and particularly the countries
of Southern Africa, have the
greatest responsibility to inter-
vene in Zimbabwe.
The African Union (AU) has
the architecture for doing
so. Article 3 of the AU Consti-
tutive Act which was adopted
in 2000 identified the mainte-


* SIR RONALD SANDERS

nance of African peace and
security as a primary aim. The
AU has a Peace and Security
Council (PSC) designed to serve
as a decision-making organ for
the prevention, management
and resolution of conflicts.
The problem is that while the
PSC has a huge mandate, it has
no formal secretariat to do its
work.
But there also appears to be a
lack of political will to deal with
the issue of Zimbabwe, particu-
larly from its most powerful
neighbour South Africa. The
Southern African Development
Committee (SADC), a group-
ing of the countries of South-
ern Africa, refrains from critical
comment engagement with its
member countries. They treat
violence and crisis in gover-
nance as purely domestic affairs.
In time, this may prove to be
a short-sighted decision. As con-
ditions in Zimbabwe deterio-
rate, people will flee across bor-
ders to survive. These very
Southern African countries will
have to cope with the heavy
demands on their own resources
and South Africa will probably
be the country facing the great-
est difficulties.
Additionally, in the interna-
tional community, the actions
of Mr Mugabe's government
casts a stain upon Africa and
prevents the world's industri-
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Undoubtedly, when the G-8
countries, the world's richest
nations, meet in Scotland in July
to hear Britain's Prime Minister
Tony Blair plead for a doubling
of aid to Africa, there will be
many who will point to Mr
Mugabe's activities, and Africa's
non-condemnation of them, as
good reason for holding back.
In the meantime, the media is
already playing an interven-
tionist role in Zimbabwe. At the
risk of being imprisoned if they
are caught, journalists repre-
senting Western media are slip-
ping across the border from
South Africa to report on activ-
ities such as the bulldozing of
homes and forcing people out of
towns.

Reports

The reports, which they trans-
mit to television screens, in
radio broadcasts and in news-
paper articles and photographs,
are mobilising public opinion
against the Zimbabwe govern-
ment, and putting pressure on
governments in Europe and the
US to take some form of action.
In turn, Western govern-
ments will urge African gov-
ernments to take the lead in try-
ing to stop a major humanitari-
an crisis in Zimbabwe.
Thus, what happens in Zim-
babwe is now firmly in the
hands of the African states, par-
ticularly the countries of South-
ern Africa. If they continue a
posture of unity and solidarity
despite the terrible conditions
of violence and oppression in
Zimbabwe, they are simply
postponing a crisis.
Far better that they talk seri-
ously with Mr Mugabe about
implementing a rational plan
for genuinely engaging the
opposition in the political life
of the country, re-establishing
democratic institutions and
norms and making them func-
tion in return for aid, trade and
investment from the G-8 and
other countries that would help
to restore Zimbabwe's econo-
my and save its people.
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Turnquest vows



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Public Utilities Commission


* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
FNM leader Tommy Turn-
quest is proposing to expand
flexi-hours in the public sector
and encourage the introduction
of flexi-hours in the private sec-
tor in a bid to better meet the
needs of working parents who
have school age children.
Mr Turnquest made the state-
ment in Grand Bahama at the
weekend when he addressed
the woman's branch of the
FNM.
He said: "We will expand.
support programmes and coun-
selling services for victims of
domestic violence, and sex
crimes. We will ensure that
women and their young chil-
dren, especially single mothers,
have equal opportunities to
affordable housing. We will sup-
port additional community and
day-care facilities for young
children, as well as special care
facilities for the elderly," he
said.
The FNM, said Mr Turn-
quest, wants to continue build-
ing a country that is rich in pros-
perity, committed to social jus-
tice and grounded in strong
Christian values.
"A -Bahamas where all
Bahamians feel that they-have a
stake in its future, and are
encouraged to show kindness
and respect to each other and
truly become their neighbour's
keeper. We want the opportu-
nity to continue building a
Bahamas where all our children
can live fulfilling lives, know-
ing that their future is safe and


M SENATOR Tommy Turnquest


secure. We want the opportu-
nity to continue the develop-
ment of a working economic
agenda for the Bahamas," he
said.
The FNM, he said, wants to
provide opportunities for each
Bahamian child to develop his
or her full potential, and put in
place meaningful programmes
to allow them to develop skills
that are so needed in our coun-
try and yet so lacking both aca-
demically and vocationally.
"In short, each Bahamian
must feel'that he or she has a


place as a productive member
of our society We want to
ensure that there is affordable
health care for all. We want to
ensure that our women have
equal opportunities and that
their interests are secured.We
are concerned about all
Bahamians, and we are con-
cerned about the future of the
Bahamas," said Mr Turnquest.
"As you have seen, and many
others have now realised, the
PLP has failed miserably in
their attempt to govern this
country," Mr Turnquest said.


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the party is looking for more com-
mitted and qualified women to
come forward as candidates in
the 2007 elections.
Addressing the 2005 FNM
Women's Convention in Freeport
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have been the "backbone" and
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"It is expected that we will con-
tinue to have qualified women on
the front line as capable
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who will contribute meaningfully
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FNM's agenda of equity and
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Present
Attending the convention in
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During the convention, many
issues affecting women such as
unemployment, domestic vio-
lence, crime, and political victim-
ization were raised.
Caron Shepard, National pres-
ident of the FNM Women's Asso-
ciation, called for more stringent
domestic violence laws for abused
women.
She also expressed concerns


about the spread of HIV/AIDS
among women and stressed that
- government should implement a
health protection order, and enact
laws to address the deliberate
transmission of HIV/AIDS by
infected persons.
At the conference dinner Sat-
urday evening, Carol Moseley
Braun said government has a crit-
ical role to play in providing the
environment for ordinary women
to do extraordinary things.
She stressed that so long as
women are constrained by gen-
der or tradition and habit from
full participation in society, or
denied equal treatment under the
law, the world will be denied the
insights, experiences, capacity and
vision that could hold the key to
resolution of seemingly
intractable problems such as
poverty and violence, greed and
ignorance, disease, or destruction
of the environment.
"Efforts to empower women
and expand their inclusion in all
aspects of civil society show the
society as a whole the way to new
strength," she said.
Ambassador Braun has made
significant contributions and
achieved much through politics.
In addition to serving as Democ-
ratic States Senator (1993 to 1999)
and Ambassador to New Zealand
and Samoa (1999-2001), she was
County Executive Officer, States
representative and Assistant
United States Attorney.
She was the only woman in US
history who qualified for more
states ballots for the democratic
nomination in the 2004 presiden-
tial race.
She was also the first African-
American woman to serve in the


US Senate.
Awards were presented to all
past presidents of the FNM
Women's Association in Grand
Bahama serving from 1980 to
2005.


Funeral services

for Marcel Waugh


FUNERAL services
will be held at 3pm
Wednesday at St Paul's
Catholic Church, Lyford
Cay for Mr Marcel
Waugh, 74, who died
Thursday after a long ill-
ness.
Mr Waugh, who retired
from RH Curry & Co sev-
eral years ago, worked in
his brother Harold "Son-
ny" Waugh's business,
Waugh Construction, until
the time of his illness.
He is survived by his
brothers, Harold Waugh
and Douglas Prudden, his
sister, Cecile Prudden-
Shephard, his children,
Jeffrey Waugh and Dawn
Waugh-Elder, daughter-
in-law, Judy Waugh, son-
in-law, Bobby Elder,
grandchildren, Paige and
Patrick Waugh, Skylar
and Holden Elder, former
wife, Joyce Waugh, aunt,
Dorothea Dupuch and
many other relatives.
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Computer lab opens on Eleuthera
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* REVEREND Hilda Sands cuts the ceremonial ribbon to open the lab, library and museum
(BIS photo:Gladstone Thurston)


PALMETTO Point,
Eleuthera The community's
first public computer lab was
officially opened on Friday.
The lab, along with a library
and museum, is housed in the
former post office building in
south Palmetto Point.
The building, close to 100
years old, has historic signifi-
cance as it was once a clinic, the
birthplace of many prominent
people from this community.
The establishment of the
resource centre was a project
of the Palmetto Point Town
Committee headed by busi-
nesswoman Tryphena Yvonne
Bethel.
They received funding from
the central and local govern-
ment and assistance from the
community and volunteers
including Friends of the Library
of the Haynes Library in nearby
Governor's Harbour.
The facilities can cater to
about 20 persons at a time.


"These facilities are definite-
ly needed in Palmetto Point,"
said Miss Bethel. "We hope to
inspire teachers to conduct after
school classes here." :
Eventually the building will
be named in honour of a promi-
nent Palmetto Point resident.
Miss Bethel said: "But in
order for it to survive and
expand, we need a lot of con-
tinued funding.
"We have big dreams and big
ideas. This is just the beginning.


And the' community is support-
ing us with this project.
"It took us three years to do
because we had a lot of budget
cuts, and then the hurricanes
came. We wanted to establish a
playground too, but we did not
have the resources to do that."
Among the dignitaries pre-
sent for the official opening cer-
emonies was South Eleuthera
MP Oswald Ingraham, who said
the opening of the resource cen-
tre was "very timely".


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G 1 MONDAY,^^ JUNE 20;', 2005 THE TRWBIBN


Man injured after



robber breaks in


FROM page one
and fleeing the scene.
Mr McCoy's injuries were not
serious.
Chief Superintendent Hulan
Hanna said, "We want to remind
persons who see unfamiliar vehi-
cles parked near their homes,
not to stop, instead they should
go to the nearest police station,
so police can determine why the
vehicle is there," said Chief
Superintendent Hulan Hanna.
He added that they should
ask the police to remain until
they have entered the home and
are assured that their sur-
roundings are safe.
Mr Hanna said police are
concerned because there have
been several instances of this
nature.
He said that often criminals
may not intend to commit a


Bahamasair

retainer

concern

FROM page one
Arawak Cay. They sold Crown
Land, government land and
Hotel Corporation land. What is
unacceptable about the deal is
that they are trying to hide the
details from the Bahamian peo-
ple. Can you imagine that? They
have included a confidentiality
clause in the agreements for
sale," said Mr Turnquest.
The FNM, he said, are also
opposed to the government sell-
ing Crown land and public land to
international investors to develop
into residential properties.
"The Cable Beach Resort pro-
ject has a residential component
where they will be developing
expensive homes on land they
bought from the government.
The Cable Beach deal is such a
sweet deal, we wonder who else is
benefiting from it?"


crime, but may change their
mind when they see a vulnera-
ble person and may pry on
them. Police continue their hunt
for the armed robber.

Wounding

In other crime news, a 45-
year-old man is recovering from
being shot in the head on the
softball field at the Blue Hill
Sport's Complex.
Leroy Dames told police he
was at the concession stand Sat-
urday afternoon, when he heard
something that sounded like a
"firecracker". He felt a "sting"
and then realized that he had
been shot in the shoulder. He
was taken by ambulance to
Doctor's Hospital where he was
treated and is expected to
recover.


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A 31-year-old resident of Yel-
low Elder is assisting police in
their investigations.
Police have launched a mas-
sive manhunt for the driver of a
white Maxima with heavily tint-
ed windows who is believed to
have damaged a car following a
traffic accident.
According to Katrell Ingra-
ham, the other driver involved,
the accident occurred on Sat-
urday evening in the area of
Sunshine Park.
Mr Ingraham told police he
and the driver had reached an-
agreement, but then had an
exchange of words which result-
ed in the other driver firing'
shots at Mr Ingraham's white
1997 Tercell. The bullets dam-'
aged the right passenger win-
dow, hood and door. After fir-
ing the shots, the man sped off.
Investigations continue.


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68 Haitians stopped


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FROM page one
assigned to the Harbour Unit,
picked up 14 Haitian immi-
grants between Athol Island
and Paradise Island.
Also on Thursday morning,
a combined effort between the


Defence Force, Police Force
and Immigration officials appre-
hended 11 Haitian immigrants,
who had made landfall aboard a
Haitian sloop off the Eastern
end of New Providence. All of
the immigrants have been
turned over to Immigration


authorities for processing.
The Defence Force said it has
maintained its commitment to
safeguard the territorial bound-
aries of the Bahamas. This
includes all unlawful activities,
including the flow of illegal
immigrants.


Adventists -


no intent


to investigate the dead


FROM page one
the West Indies Union Confer-
ence of Seventh-day Adventists
to the Jamaican Observer
online newspaper, the Jamaican
church has decided that "prior
to the decision of consenting to
host the funeral, a detailed and
truthful profile of the deceased
should be provided."
The church says it will not
accept community funerals


where the lifestyle of the
deceased has been in contra-
vention of law and order, and
good principles.
Checks
These checks will include
meeting the family members of
the deceased and, where possi-
ble, meeting with all the parties
expected to participate in the


church service.
The Adventists also reserve
the right to halt funeral services
or burials if the rules of con-
duct are breached by mourn-
ers. The church will also limit
funeral services to two hours
said the article.
The landmark recommenda-
tions came in response to a series
of incidents at the Hagley Park
Seventh-day Adventist Church
in Kingston earlier this year.


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Candidates begin





campaigning in



rand Bahama


N By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
FREEPORT About 90
candidates on Grand Bahama
have nominated for the 54 seats
in this year's local government
elections scheduled for June
27. Seventeen candidates are
uncontested in 10 voting divi-
sions.
Campaigning has already
started in Freeport, where sev-
eral candidates have erected
large billboards at major traffic
circles, such as Ranfurly Cir-
cus and Casa Bahama.
Many of the former council-
lors have offered for re-elec-
tions, including April
Crowther-Gow and Marva
Moxey, who were deputy chief
and chief councillors for the
City of Freeport Council, which
was rocked with controversy
last year.
Proceedings
Despite almost two years of
legal proceedings in the court
over seat vacancies, the council
was able to achieve 80 percent
of its goals over the past three
years.
Although there have been
hardships, Mrs Gow thinks she
still has a lot more to offer to
the people of Freeport. She is
running for re-election in the


FIRST time candidate
Cornelius Alvin Smith is
seeking election in the
High Rock constituency.

High Rock constituency.
"I feel confident in my desire
to serve the people of Freeport,
and I believe the vocation call-
ing for local government is a
serious one one that calls.
f9r unselfish, community-mind-
ed individuals," she said.
Mrs Gow, who has been
campaigning door-to-door,
enjoys meeting with residents.
"I have been door-to-door


for three hours with my team of
supporters and it is good when
you hear people say that they'll
support you," she said.
First time candidate Cor-
nelius Alvin Smith is also seek-
ing election in the High Rock
constituency. His mission is on
family focused and youth ori-
ented programmes.
Mr Smith, an Air Traffic
Controller, is the son of former
FNM politician C A Smith.
If elected he would work
with the member of parliament
and central government to
locate a postal branch office in
the High Rock constituency.
. He said he would also seek
to address the drainage system
on many of the streets. He
would also revitalise parks and
playground programmes.
The same election law as the
general election applies to local
government elections. All
liquors stores would be closed
on election-day.
The uncontested candidates
are:
Ann Elizabeth Russell in
Lucaya Constituency Polling
Division 7B Mack Town,
Williams Town and Russell
Town.
Threaston Stuart and
Lorenzo Walker West End
and Bimini Polling Division 4
Joyann Stuart-McIntosh -
West End and Bimini Polling
Division 5 Martin Hill


James Vega Eight M.el
Rock Constituency Polliii
Division 10 and 11 Pinedale
Floyd Feaster, James
Pyfrom, and Wilton Thom
High Rock Constituency
Polling Division 1 Sweeting
Cay, The Sweeting Cay Towp
Area. '
Aswell Kemp, Gelxea
Knowles, Elvenia McIhnt A
and Javon Pinder High Rock
Constituency Polling Division 2
High Rock, in the High Rock
Town area. ,
Tyrone McIntosh and Joh l
Russell High Rock con-
stituency Polling Division 4,
Freetown, Bevans Town, Gamr-
bier Point and Gold Rock
Creek in the Freetown Town
Area.
Hiram Heild High Rock
Constituency Polling Division'
5, Water Cay in the Freetowp
Town Area.
Albertha Cooper and Clif-
foid Edden High Rockri"-
stituency Polling Division 9iB,
Mather Town and Smith']
Point in the Freetown Town
Area.


Why over improve?


YOU live in a fine older home in a good
neighbourhood, but you're ready to sell because,
for whatever reason, you feel it's time to move
on.
You've noticed over the years that some of
your neighbours have remodeled, added on,
replaced old windows, etc.
Now you're concerned that your home won't
look as attractive as the others, but just how
much do you need to remodel to persuade
potential buyers?
Surprisingly little if your home is in good
condition and offers amenities like location,
multiple bedrooms and baths, or large proper-
ty. A BREA agent can walk through your home
and offer sound ideas for reasonable improve-
ments that will get you the best price for your
home.
Often, the greatest suggestion is to simply
repaint the exterior and possibly some interior
spaces.


You'll be happy to know that painting is one
of the most profitable cosmetic improvements
you can make. The time. and money invested
can really pay off when your home looks fresh
and well cared for. Major kitchen or bath
remodeling can be a major and costly incon-
venience for you if not absolutely necessary.
Just be sure to get your home into its best pre-
sentable condition before you list it, and then let
buyers imagine how to best remodel the home
to suit their desires. Stop guessing and start
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Vincent Peet, Minister of Labour
and Immigration and MP for
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Islands speaking during a town
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new primary school building in
Lowe Sound on Friday. Also
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A teamof government officials -
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Copeland Moxey the Ministry of
Works andUtilities' architect for
the proposed school took part in
the meeting to get opinions and
suggestions from residents before
any construction begins.
(BIS photos: Eric Rose)


* THREE employees of the Lowe Sound
Primary School looking at blueprints for
the proposed new school building.
Pictured from left are Kim Curtis, Joan
McKinney and Melrose Devine-Moss.
According to the blueprints, the new
building will include nine classrooms, a
pre-school wing, specialty rooms, a
stage/assembly area and wrought-iron
security rails. It will also be screened to
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freponsible fe1thi, day't;y:erpation of the'iemftalAdit epartm nt
and must be a Certified Internal Auditor as well as a member of one of the
recognized accounting bodies from the United States, United Kingdom or
Canada, (CPA, CA or ACCA designation).


1. With the assistance of Unit Managers, ensure that the Company's
organizational units are periodically examined and reviewed to determine
whether planning, accounting and control activities are in accordance with
management's instructions, guidelines policies and procedures. These practices,
guidelines, policies and procedures should be consistent with Generally
Accepted Accounting & Auditing Principles and sound business practices.
2. Effectively oversee, monitor and supervise audits performed by individual
unit audit managers, giving advice and assistance when necessary. Review
and evaluate executive summaries and audit reports based on audit activities
carried out by the individual audit units to ensure that reports are objective,
concise, accurate, timely and appropriately supported by audit evidence.
3. Obtain input from the Director of Internal Audit, President & CEO, other
members of the Executive Management Team, and the Audit Committee of
the Board of Directors in order to design a rolling three-year driven strategic
audit plan geared towards reaching specific management or Board of Directors'
objectives. This plan should be revised annually and should entail defining
audit universe, prioritizing audit activities and resulting in an annual schedule
of audits to be performed.
4. Assist the Director of Internal Audit in determining the department's
operating and capital budgets. Establish departmental goals, objectives and
performance metrics; promote high professional & ethical standards; assist
in the selection and training of qualified and Knowledgeable staff, and provide
for continual up to date industry training to ensure a progressive and effective
internal audit function.
5. Lead special projects on behalf of Executive Management and the Board
of Directors
6. Regularly examine all aspects of the company's business risks and ensure
that such risks are effectively managed.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

A Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or
a related subject; at least ten years post graduate experience in internal
auditing and a thoroughunderstanding of International Accounting & Auditing
Standards, includingfiriancial audits, process audits, operational/IT audits,
and fraud investigations.
Extensive knowledge apd experience in the implementation and maintenance
of sound systems tf internal control and risk management;
Strong management, verbal and written communication skills
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office; flowcharting; and data extraction
& analysis software is required

All applications are to be received at BTC's Head Office, 21 John F. Kennedy
Drive, no later than Wednesday, June 29th, 2005, and addressed as follows:

DIRECTOR
HUMAN RESOURCES & ADMINISTRATION
THE BAHAMAS TELECOMMUNICATIONS CO. LTD.
NASSU, THE BAHAMAS

RE: SENIOR MANAGER INTERNAL AUDIT


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* LADY Pindling thanks the committee for honouring her at the Bahamas First UMOJA Awards
at the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts. Presenting the award to Lady Pindling was Minis-
ter of Works Bradley Roberts. Chairwoman of the event, Dr. Madlene Sawyer looks on.



Twelve recognised for


achievement


* HONOURING 12 Bahamian in
their work in areas of development
throughout the Bahamas, Dr
Madlene Sawyer Chaiwoman of
the event welcomed scores of
Bahamian at The Bahamas' First
National UMOJA Awards held at
the Dundas Centre for the
Preforming Arts at the weekend.
Wife of the former Prime Minister
Lady Pindling and wife of former
Deputy Prime Minister Beryl
Hanna top the list of honourees for
their outstanding contribution to
the country.
Joining the evening the Acting PM
Cynthia "Mother" Pratt,
Bernadette Christie wife of the
Prime Minister and Minister of
Works Bradley Roberts.
The event was moderated by the
morning crew of ZNS 1540 In the
Kitchen. Shown here in this
presentation is Mrs Beryl Hanna,
at left Dr Sawyer Chairwoman and
Mrs Bernadette Christie.

(Photos. Carvel Francis)


Try our NewHomestyle Chicken Strips,
big delicious pieces of tender whole chicken breast.

Also, choose from our 3 savoury sauces: Southwest
Chipotle, Heartland Ranch & Deh Honey Mustard.

Finally, the Perfect Chicken Strip!


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RBDF marine



passes course


A DEFENCE Force marine
has graduated with honours
from two courses in the United
States.
Abe Seaman Derwin John-
son of the RBDF successfully
completing both the basic non-
commissioned officer course
(BNCOC) course and the
instructors' training course at
the Fort Sam Houston Medical
Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The courses, which totalled
seventeen weeks, were con-
ducted from March 17 to June
10. They were sponsored
through the International Mili-
tary Education Training
(IMET) scheme, which is pro-
vided through the United States
embassy.
The basic non-commissioned
officer course is intended to
provide non-commissioned offi-
cers with the knowledge and
skills necessary for the next lev-
el of career advancement and
responsibilities.
It was carried out in three
phases. The first was the career
management field phase, which
consisted of practical and lead-
ership instructions covering
areas such as mission training
plans, convoy operations and
survival terrorism homeland
security and the principles of
health service support. A one-
week simulated field exercise
was carried out.
The advanced training
branch, which was the second
phase, involved minor surgical
procedures, advanced airway
techniques and advanced life
support skills. The final phase
was a five-week recertification
programme, which qualified the
medical participants to practice
as a certified emergency med-
ical technician (EMT) in the


M DERWIN Johnson


USA. Subjects covered during
this phase included role of the
EMT, patient and trauma
assessments, shock manage-
ment, cardiac emergencies and
obstetric and gynecological
emergencies.
The two-week instructors
training course is designed to
help participants better prepare
themselves in the area of public
speaking, and also to teach oth-
er individuals.
They were required to
research, prepare and dissemi-
nate information, while teaching
to a target aiiudience. Presenta-
tions included a lesson plan, stu-
dent hand-outs and supporting
visual aids such as power-point
and computers.
A devout Christian, Able
Seaman Johnson achieved a 95
percent average to receive top
honours in the class.
A 1992 graduate of Bahamas
Academy, Johnson joined the
Defence Force as a Marine
Recruit in 1998. Married to the
former Ingrid Gardiner, the cou-
ple have one daughter. Johnson
is currently assigned to the Sick
Bay department as an emer-
gency medical technician.


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* IN an award presentation
over the weekend, The Min-
istry of Youth, Sports and Cul-
ture presented the E Clement
Bethel National Arts Festival
Awards at Government House.
Receiving The E Clement
Bethel award this year was a
young Bahamian rising star
Ozano Neely, of Saint Cecilia
Primary School.
Concluding the ceremony at
Government House, Ozano
sang for the governor and spe-
cial guest at the presentation
ceremony.
Shown presenting this years
award to Ozano is Dr Keva
Bethel.


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Governor.


General


presents


award to


Freeport


School


* FREEPORT Anglican High School in Grand
Bahama were this year's receiptants of the
"Governor General's Award" in a special award
presentation at Government House. Recieving
the award on behalf of the school was Shena
Moree of SunLand in Grand Bahama. The
event was conducted by the Ministry of Youth,
who honoured scores of young talented students
who have displayed their talents in the arts
around the Bahamas.
(Photo by: Carvel Francis)


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Now home/lot

packages caught




by stamp duty


. By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
STAMP duty will now be
payable on boththe land and
property involved in home/lot
packages worth more than
$250,000, as opposed to just the
lot ,,as the Government inten-
siftes its efforts to plug tax loop-
holes and boost revenue collec-
tion.
James Smith, minister of state
for finance, confirmed to The
Tribune that going forward,
stamp duty will be payable on
both the land sold and fair mar-
ket value of the property con-
structed on it when dealing with
package deals where home buy-


Government expects

to gain extra $ 10m

from loophole plug


ers acquire empty land, then
have their home built on it.
Mr Smith said such moves
were projected to gain the Gov-
ernment an extra $10 million in
revenues, with measures to plug
this loophole really kicking into


Building cost rise

behind $725m

Phase III price tag


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Atlantis resort is
enjoying "particularly strong
business levels" as it moves
into the summer months,
although increased building
costs are partly responsible for
the 11.5 per cent rise in Phase
'III costs to $725 million.
A report by Wall Street


investment bank, CIBC World
Markets, said information pro-
vided by Kerzner Internation-
al management had attributed
the increase in Phase III costs
from the originally estimated
$650 million to "slight
changes" in the project's scope
as well as building costs.
The investment bank's
SEE page 5B


Bahamas and Caribbean
'mirror' improving global

mergers and acquisitions


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamas and Carib-
bean region are "mirroring" im-
proved global merger and
acquisition (M&A) trends, with
a senior Bahamian financial
executive suggesting activity in


.i By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A LEADING Bahamian
,attorney has praised the Gov-
ernment's decision not to join


this area would be enhanced
through the creation of the
Caribbean Single Market and
Economy (CSME).
Simon Townend, the
Bahamas-based head of KPMG
Corporate Finance for the
SEE page 6B


the Caribbean Single Market
and Economy (CSME) during
the current parliamentary term,
but warned that "we must
SEE page 7B


gear during the 2005-2006 fis-
cal year.
He explained that in the past,
where home/lot packages were
concerned, two separate docu-
ments were often presented -
one relating to the conveyanc-
ing of the lot, the other to the
house constructed.
The Government now plans
"to close that loophole" and
ensure that stamp duty, nor-
mally equivalent to lo per cent
of the purchase price, is paid on
both the lot and home.
Mr Smith cited the cases of
condominium complexes and
townhouses that were pre-sold.
Currently, stamp duty was paid
just on the lot or land that was
sold. The amount realised pre-
construction, as opposed to
pQst-construction,- Wquld thus
be much less as the property
had not yet been built.
The Tribune's attention was
SEE page 4B


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DIVIDEND/AGM NOTES:

Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) (BAB) has
declared a dividend of $0.02 per share
payable on June 30, 2005. to all common
shareholders as at record date June 15,
2005.

Commonwealth Bank (CBL) has
declared a dividend of $0.08 per share
payable on June 30, 2005, to all common
shareholders as at record date June 15,
2005.

FirstCaribbean International Bank
Bahamas (CIB) has declared a dividend of


$0.20 per share payable on June 30, 2005,
to all common shareholders as at record
date June 24, 2005.

RND Holdings (RND) will hold its
Annual General Meeting on June 29,2005,
at 6pm at the British Colonial Hilton, Bay
Street, Nassau, Bahamas.

Benchmark (Bahamas) (BBL) will
hold its Annual General Meeting on
June 30, 2005, at 6pm at.the British
Colonial Hilton, Bay Street, Nassau,
Bahamas.

Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) (BAB) will


hold its Annual General Meeting on June
30, 2005, at 6pm at the British Colonial
Hilton, Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas.

Commonwealth Bank (CBL) will
hold an Extraordinary General Meeting
on July 12, 2005, at 5pm at SuperClubs
Breezes, West Bay Street, Nassau,
Bahamas, for both common and preferred
shareholders.

Kerzner International (KZL) will
hold its Annual General Meeting on July
19, 2005, at 10am at Atlantis, Paradise
Island, Coral Towers, New Providence
Room, Nassau, Bahamas.


j-H. SColina [SlE
IFinancial Advisors Ltd.
Pricing Information As Of:
17 June 2005

52wk-HI 52wk-Low Symbol Previous Close' Today's Close Change Dally Vol. EPS $ DIv $ PIE Yield
1.10 0.95 Abaco Markets 0.95 0.95 0.00 -0.208 0.000 N/M 0.00%
8.50 8.00 Bahamas Property Fund 8.50 8.50 0.00 1.445 0.320 5.9 3.76%
6.40 5.55 Bank of Bahamas 6.40 6.40 0.00 1,000 0.561 0.330 11.4 5.16%
0.85 0.77 Benchmark 0.77 0.77 0.00 0.187 0.000 4.1 0.00%
1.80 1.40 Bahamas Waste 1.50 1.50 0.00 0.122 0.000 12.3 0.00%
1.06 0.87 Fidelity Bank 1.06 1.06 0.00 0.007 0.050 14.3 4.72%
8.65 6.76 Cable Bahamas 8.55 8.55 0.00 3.500 0.589 0.240 14.5 2.81%
2.20 1.54 Colina Holdings 2.20 2.20 0.00 0.259 0.060 8.5 2.73%
9.00 6.75 Commonwealth Bank 9.00 9.00 0.00 0.673 0.410 13.4 4.56%
2.50 0.54 Doctor's Hospital 2.50 2.50 0.00 0.452 0.000 5.5 0.00%
4.02 3.75 Famguard 4.02 4.02 0.00 0.406 0.240 9.9 5.97%
10.50 8.55 Finco 10.46 10.50 0.04 5,000 0.662 0.500 15.7 4.76%
8.60 6.69 FirstCaribbean 8.52 8.60 0.08 1,500 0.591 0.330 12.4 3.84%
8.60 8.31 Focol 8.42 8.42 0.00 1,100 0.708 0.500 11.9 5.94%
1.99 1.27 Freeport Concrete 1.27 1.27 0.00 0.082 0.000 15.5 0.00%
10.14 9.50 ICD Utilities 9.60 9.60 0.00 0.818 0.405 11.7 4.20%
8.25 8.20 J. S. Johnson 8.30 8.30 0.00 0.561 0.550 14.8 6.75%
6.69 4.36 Kerzner International BDRs 5.92 5.90 -0.02 0.184 0.000 32.2 0.00%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 2.010 0.565 5.0 5.65%
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Weekly Vol. EPS $ Div $ PIE Yield
13.00 12.50 Bahamas Supermarkets 12.25 13.25 11.00 1.488 0.960 9.1 7.25%
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 10.00 10.35 10.00 0.000 0.800 NM 7.80%
0.60 0.40 RND Holdings 0.29 0.54 0.00 -0.066 0.000 NM 0.00%
43.00 28.00 ABDAB 41.00 43.00 41.00 2.220 0.000 19.4 0.00%
16.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 13.00 14.00 13.00 1.105 0.810 14.6 6.93%
0.60 0.35 RND Holdings 0.29 0.54 0.35 -0.103 0.000 N/M 0.00%
52wk-HI 52wk-Low Fund Name NAV YTD% Last 12 Months Div $ Yield %
1.2323 1.1703 Colina Money Market Fund 1.232656"
2.3329 1.9423 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 2.3329 ***
10.3837 10.0000 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 10.3837*.***
2.2072 2.0985 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.207174**
1.1080 1.0435 Colina Bond Fund 1.107989***

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week
Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Dally Vol. Number of total shares'traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months NIM Not Meaningful
P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100
" AS AT MAR. 31, 2005/ *** AS AT APR. 29, 2005
* AS AT MAY 20, 2005/ ** AS AT MAY. 31, 2005/ -** AS AT MAY. 31, 2005


NURTURING OUR


COMMUNITIES


Unsung Hero 2004, Nurse Margaret juan from Belize, interacts with patients in her clinic.


Unsung Hero runner-up Aunty Lucy, 2004 Unsung Hero
Jamaican William Shagoury runner-up from St Vincent.
poses proudly with his trophy.


IT was a pretty active week in
the Bahamian market as almost
32,000 shares changed hands.
The market saw nine out of its
19 listed stocks trade, of which
five advanced and four
remained unchanged.
Volume leader for the week
with 5,500 shares trading and
accounting for 17.28 per cent of
total shares traded was the
Bahamas Property Fund.
The big mover for a second
consecutive week was Doctors
Hospital Health Systems


FIRSTCARI BBEAN
INTERNATIONAL BANK







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In October 2003, we at FirstCaribbean
International Bank celebrated our first
anniversary as a truly Caribbean bank,
with the introduction of the
FirstCaribbean Unsung Heroes
Programme. This inaugural programme
was staged in Belize, The Bahamas,
Barbados and St. Lucia and honoured
all that is good, strong and resilient
about the people of our region. This
year, the Unsung Heroes Programme
will be conducted in the 16 countries in
which FirstCaribbean operates.

Caribbean Pride
Exactly what does it mean to be the bank
of choice for Caribbean people?

We are committed.to honouring our own.
To us it means many things, including
contributing to the development of our
region through our support of various
cultural and educational initiatives. We
also play a part in nurturing our
Caribbean societies, and we remain
acutely aware that in order to help
nurture our societies we must recognise
the good people around us and
encourage them to continue their good
works.

Honouring Our Unsung Heroes
As evidence of this commitment,
we recently launched the 2005
FirstCaribbean Unsung Heroes


Anguilla
Antigua & Barbuda
The Bahamas
Barbados
Belize


Programme. This initiative will seek out
and acknowledge those persons who go
about their community work without
consideration for reward or acclaim. They
play an invaluable role in improving their
communities. We all know them. They
exist in almost every Caribbean country,
from small fishing villages to our larger
nation capitals. They came from all walks
of life, and are recognised as community
builders.

The work and example of these "Unsung
Heroes" give us pride in the present, hope
for the future and, most importantly, they,
are living examples of the best we can be.
This programme continues to promote
Caribbean pride through the example and
work of "Unsung Heroes" across the
Caribbean.

We Need Your Help
We at FirstCaribbean are very enthusiastic
about this project and invite you to
participate by nominating those
individuals and groups who you believe
are making a difference in your
community. We anticipate that we will
receive hundreds of nominations from
across the region as you introduce us to
the people from your communities whose
causes are deserving of such recognition.

join us in recognising them as the true


heroes among us.


British Virgin Islands
The Cayman Islands
Dominica
Grenada & Carriacou
Jamaica


The Netherlands Antilles
St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Trinidad & Tobago
Turks & Caicos Islands


FIRSTCARIBBEAN
INTERNATIONAL BANK


Caribbean Pride. International Strenjgh. Your Financial Partner.
FirsstCaribbean International Bank is on Associated Company of Buicklys Bonk PLC and CIBC.


(DHS), whose share price rose
by $0.10 to record a new 52-
week high of $2.50.
Also posting new 52-week
highs were FirstCaribbean
International Bank (Bahamas),
up $0.09 to close at $8.60, and
FINCO, up $0.04 to end the
week at $10.50.

COMPANY NEWS

FirstCaribbean Irtternational
Bank Bahamas (CIB) -
The increasing US Fed rate
continues to have a favourable
impact on CIB's bottom line ,as
the bank's US$ portfolio was
able to earn higher interest
income.
For the 2005 second quarter,
net income increased by $12.5
million or 102 per cent to total
$24.7 million compared to $12.2
million for the same period last
year.
Net Interest income increased
by $6.1 million or 25.5 per cent
to total $30.4 million, while non-
interest income increased mar-
ginally to total $9.8 million.
The reduction in operating
expenses from $18.7 million to
$15.5 million indicates that the
anticipated synergies from the
CIBC/Barclays merger have
taken effect.
Operating profit for the quar-
ter rose by $9.8 million to total
$24.7 million as at April 30,
2005. Earnings per share grew
by $0.082 to total $0.206, while
CIB's Board of Directors have
decided to increase dividends
per share by $0.05 to total $0.20
per share.
Dividends will be payable on
June 30, 2005, to all sharehold-
ers of record as at June 24,2005.

Kerzner International (KZL) -
Officials from KZL
announced this past week that
the company had entered into
an agreement to purchase Hur-
ricane Hole Marina, along with
11 acres of land, for about $23
million.
The new acquisitions will
complement KZL's Atlantis
property and will be used to
facilitate any future expansion
by KZL on Paradise Island.

INVESTORS TIP OF
THE WEEK

Wedding (and Financial)
Planning 101

Set up a Wedding Budget -
A budget is a vital compo-
nent is any area of financial
planning, including your wed-
ding. Costs can easily spiral out
of control, and if you don't doc-
ument them, you may end pay-
ing far more your wedding than
you planned.
Remember that what deter-
mines your costs more than any-
thing is the number of guests
you invite. Why not keep the
list down to people you really
care to share the biggest day of
your life with?
If proper planning, budgeting
and realistic expectations are not
used, couples might find them-
selves spending the last days
leading up to the wedding fran-
tically trying to find the monies
to pay the large caterer bills.

Source: Adapted from an
article by Deborah Fowles


FIDELTY MAKET WAP


BUSINESS


The Local Stock Market

FINDEX 435.63 YTD 1.321%

BISX CLOSING CHANGE VOLUME YTD PRICE
SYMBOL PRICE CHANGE
AML $0.95 $- 0 -13.64%
BAB $1.06 $- 500 10.42%
BBL $0.77 $- 0 -9.41%
BOB $6.40 $0.05 4000 11.30%
BPF $ 8.50 $- 5500 6.25%
BSL $12.25 $- 0 -5.77%
BWL $1.50 $- 0 -16.67%
CAB $8.55 $- 3600 20.42%
CBL $9.00 $- 0 26.76%
CHL $2.20 $- 2806 0.00%
CIB $8.60 $0.09 3520 14.82%
DHS $2.50 $0.10 4000 66.67%
FAM $4.02 $- 0 1.52%
FCC $1.27 $- 0 -36.18%
FCL $8.42 $0.01 2900 5.25%
FIN $10.50 $0.04 5000 8.25%
ICD $9.60 .$- 0 -2.93%
JSJ $8.30 $- 0 0.97%
KZLB $5.92 $0.05 0 -2.31%
PRE $10.00 $- 0 0.00%
















Gas dealers hope




for ownership


By YOLANDA
DELEVEAUX
Senior Business Reporter
THE Bahamas Petroleum
Retailers Association's chair-
man, Garner Dawkins, said
Bahamian dealers are hopeful
that anticipated changes in the
structure of the industry will
give them the opportunity to
own their locations outright.
In an interview with The Tri-
bune, Mr Dawkins, who is co-
dealer at the Shell Service Sta-
tion, Golden Gates, said the
present structure was developed
with retailers renting their sta-
tions from the oil companies,
which made it difficult for them
to absorb any type of margin
decrease.
Explaining that his father had
run the Golden Gates location
for some 30 years, Mr Dawkins
said there were a number of
other dealers who had been in
the industry for a similar length
of time. They are all hopeful that
Leslie Miller, minister of trade
and industry, will make good on
his pledges to bring substantive
changes to the industry that will
allow them to take ownership of
their dealerships.
Meanwhile, he said the
wholesalers the oil companies
were happy with the way the
* industry operated because it


enabled them to take significant
profits out of the country and
send it to their shareholders.
"The wholesalers like things
the way they are, when they can
send the type of profits that
they make to shareholders.
They've been resisting him from
day one, and that's the reason
why," Mr Dawkins said.

Ownership

Making his contribution to
the House of Assembly last
week, Leslie Miller said that
with any changes in the indus-
try, retail distributors will be
afforded the opportunity to
own their locations outright.
"Any changes must allow
these long -suffering entrepre-
neurs the opportunity to pur-
chase their products freely on
the open market and not be
restricted to the unfair royalty
alid rental charges that the
mriqr oil companies saddled
tli~da with," Mr Miller said.
He also announced the
appointment of a Petroleum
Usage Review Committee,
which has been mandated to
review the entire petroleum
industry and determine what
changes are warranted.
Committee members have
been asked to review the area of


pricing margins, with whole-
salers gaining a $0.33 per gallon
mark-up and retailers enjoying a
$0.44 per gallon mark-up for a
total of $0.77 per gallon, to
determine if the high margins
and taxes are warranted consid-
ering the high volumes of prod-
ucts traded in the Bahamas.
Mr Miller said also that he
would continue his journey to
reduce the prices of gasoline at
the pump to his target figure of
$2.65 per gallon, although he
may have to adjust the figure
to $3 per gallon because the
world markets have changed
drastically.
He added that while he
would like to see a reduction in
prices at the pump immediately,
he was awaiting the outcome of
the findings of the committee
and additional consultation with
the stakeholders before propos-
ing any changes.
Mr Miller also advised MPs
that his ministry had proposed
the creation of an agency that
would be responsible for
procuring fuel from Venezuela,
Mexico and other reliable
sources on a government-to-
government basis.
The role and responsibilities
of the proposed agency are cur-
rently being looked at by the
Petroleum Usage Review com-
mittee.


Bahamian IBC used for



'illegal'$ 1m transfers


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A SENIOR international
banking executive allegedly
used a Bahamian Internation-
al Business Company (IBC) to
help conceal his involvement in
$1 million of wire transfers, part
of a purported conspiracy to
defraud his employer.
An indictment handed down
in the US District Court for the
Columbia district alleged that
Simon Kareri, a former senior
vice-president in Riggs Bank's
international banking division,
incorporated a Bahamian com-
pany, Jadini Holdings, to con-
ceal his "personal, illegal busi-
ness transactions" with the
bank's customers.
It was alleged that Kareri, who
was charged with conspiracy,
wire fraud, bank fraud and mon-
ey laundering, established Jadini
Holdings in May 2001 through
Trident Trust Services in
Atlanta, Georgia. There is noth-
ing to suggest that Trident Trust
Services or its Bahamian affili-
ate, Trident Corporate Services
(Bahamas), had done anything
wrong in relation to Kareri.
In its indictment, the US Jus-
tice Department described Jadi-
ni Holdings as "an offshore shell
corporation in the Bahamas".
It alleged: "Mr Kareri regis-
tered Jadini in the Bahamas,
listed his Silver Spring home
address as Jadini's business
address, and listed Mrs Kareri
[his wife] as president of Jadini
in order to conceal his financial
interest in it.
"Several months later, Mrs
Kareri opened US bank accounts
in Jadini's name, again listing
herself as Jadini's president.
"Then, from mid-2001
through early 2002, from his
Washington office at Riggs, Mr
Kareri initiated three wire trans-
fers totalling more than $1 mil-
lion from Riggs accounts owned
and controlled by the govern-
ment of Equatorial Guinea to
the Jadini accounts Mrs Kareri
had opened. In mid-2002, Mrs
Kareri purchased an $800,000
certificate of deposit using mon-
ey held in a Jadini account."
The indictment shows that
Bahamian IBCs and the finan-
cial services industry are still
vulnerable to abuse from rogue









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outsiders despite the introduc-
tion of the new anti-money
laundering regime, with its
enhanced due diligence and
Know Your Customer (KYC)
powers, in 2000.
The activities first came to light
in the US Senate permanent sub-
committee on investigations'
report into how Riggs Bank's
anti-money laundering defences
were repeatedly breached by
poor internal procedures.

Reviews

The report highlighted how at
Riggs Bank there were no regu-
lar reviews of wire transfers to
i4eptify suspicious transactions,
e cially for high risk accounts.
An investigator hin August
2003 identified numerous sus-
picious wire transfers, includ-
ing the three wires that were
sent to Jadini Holdings.
A transfer of $700,000 was
allegedly made to the Jadini
Holdings account on July 5,
2001. This was followed by
$329,926 the same day, and a
further $66,751 was sent on
March 20, 2002. A total $1.097
million was taken from two
accounts belonging to the Equa-
torial Guinea government and
deposited with Jadini Holdings.
The US Senate report said:
"Bank records show that funds
totalling $1.097 million were
withdrawn from the Equatorial


Guinea oil account and paid to
Jadini Holdings, the offshore
shell corporation controlled by
the account manager's wife...
The Equatorial Guinea officials
told the bank that the govern-
ment had never authorised the
$700,000 payment to Mr
Kareri."
Riggs management allegedly
had no knowledge of the role
played by Jadini Holdings.
Other Bahamian IBCs were
also used by senior Equatorial
Guinea government officials,
including the country's presi-
dent, with Riggs Bank "accom-
modating a large number of
requests for large cash transac-
tions with few questions asked".
Some $11.5 million in cash
deposits was accepted into the
accounts of Otong SA, a
Bahamian IBC beneficially
owned by the Equatorial Guinea
president Colonel Teodoro
Obiang Nguema Mbasgo, who
also had two CDs opened under
the company's name.
And the US Senate-report
alleged that Awake Ltd, another
'Bahamian IBC, was incorporat-
ed for the president's two sons in
January 2001 by Trident Corpo-
rate Services (Bahamas), which
sent information about the com-
pany's annual licensing fees to
Mr Kareri in Washington.
There is nothing to suggest
Trident Corporate Services
(Bahamas) did anything wrong
in this case either.


324 7007: Dr. Eric Bourne


MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2005, PAGE 3B


the works left beyond this period.


THE CENTRAL BANK OF THE BAHAMAS

2005 ART COMPETITION & EXHIBITION

ENTRY FORM

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INDICATE MEDIA OF WORK:


Should any of my entries be chosen for either of the awards available, I agree to allow the
Central Bank of the Bahamas to display that entry (those entries) in any forum hincvhdim
but not limited to the Central Bank's website.


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THE TRIBUNE


THE CENTRAL BANK OF THE BAHAMAS

TWENTY SECOND ANNUAL

ART COMPETITION AND EXHIBITION


The Central Bank of The Bahamas is proud to announce its Twenty Second Annual
Art Competition and Exhibition to be held from Wednesday, 9th November, 2005 to Friday,
2nd December, 2005.

The objectives of the competition are to identify, recognize and encourage young
Bahamians who demonstrate talent in the visual arts.

REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION

To qualify, participants must be citizens of The Bahamas age 26 and under, who are
not involved in commercial sales of artwork.

THEME

There are no restrictions as to the theme-of works to be entered in the competition,
however, works reflecting aspects of Bahamian culture and of an experimental nature are
encouraged.

QUANTITY

Each artist must submit only three works in any of the following media: drawing,
painting, print, collage or other pictorial presentation. Failure to present the required number
of works may result in disqualification from the competition and exhibition.

GUIDELINES

The entries must meet the following requirements:-

(a) Each entry must be the authentic work of the participating artist.

(b) Repeat entries will not be accepted and artists are encouraged to submit
original works completed within the last year.

(c) Artists must demonstrate imagination in concept and in skillful use of
materials.

(d Paintings and drawings must be properly presented and should be framed unless
artist chooses to omit it as part of creative process. All works must have screw
eyes and hanging wire attached to rear.

(e) Two-dimensional art works should be no larger than 30" by 40".

CONDITIONS

(a) All art works selected for exhibition shall remain in the custody of the Bank for
the entire period of the exhibition.

(b Artists are requested to indicate whether they wish to sell their work and to
submit a reasonable suggested price for each piece. All sales by the Bank, on
behalf of artists, will be considered binding.

JUDGING

A panel of judges will select the award winning entries which will be eligible to
receive cash prizes.

Scholarships will be awarded to deserving artists based on their overall presentation
and the assessment by the judges. The scholarships will be tenable at the College of The
Bahamas or any accredited College outside The Bahamas for the study of art.

SPECIAL AWARDS

Governor's Choice Award
This will be presented to the artist selected by the Governor as having the most
outstanding display of artwork in the Competition and Exhibition.

Qualities such as originality of expression, creative use of materials and presentation
are among some of the criteria considered. The judges reserve the right to disqualified any
entry where there is doubt as to authenticity.

The Central Bank stipulates that award winning entries will become the property of
the Bank. Participants therefore enter this competition in agreement that the Central Bank
be allowed to display winning pieces in any forum including but not limited to the Central
Bank's website. All other entries will be offered for sale during the exhibition.

APPLICATION FORMS

Entry Forms may be obtained from the CENTRAL BANK OF THE BAHAMAS
and in the Family Islands at the ADMINISTRATOR'S OFFICE of the MINISTRY OF
EDUCATION. One 5" by 7" black and white photograph of one of the entries must be
submitted with the Entry Form by FRIDAY, 9TH SEPTEMBER, 2005.

All entries must be delivered to the Central Bank of the Bahamas no later than
FRIDAY, 21st OCTOBER. 2005.

NB: All entries submitted will be judged, however, only works of the highest
quality and presented in accordance with the guidelines will be exhibited.
Works not exhibited will be stored only for 60 days after opening of
exhibition. The Central Bank of The Bahamas will not be responsible for


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Supermarket's Grand Bahama sales



go up 16.1% in months to April


BAHAMAS Supermarkets
continues to benefit from the
struggles of competitors to
recover from September 2004's
hurricanes, with its Grand
Bahama sales up by $1.5 mil-
lion or 16.1 per cent in the three
months to April 6,2005.
For the third quarter, sales'


were $31.5 million, an increase
of $2.9 million, or 10.3 per cent
over the comparable quarter in
the previous year. Year-to-date
sales were $100.8 million, rep-
resenting an increase of $8 mil-
lion or 8.6 per cent over sales
for the same period in the prior
year.


Gross profit for the quarter
increased by 11.6 per cent over
the same period the year before
to end the 12-week period at
27.2 per cent of sales, as com-
pared to 26.9 per cent achieved
in the corresponding quarter of
fiscal 2004.
Gross profit year-to-date
increased by 7.6 per cent over


results of the previous year to
26.9 per cent of sales as com-
pared to 27.1 per cent achieved
in the previous year.
Net earnings for the third
quarter stood at $2.2 million, or
$0.49 per share as compared to
net earnings of $1.7 million, or
$0.37 per share for the compa-
rable quarter of the previous


year,
Year-to-date, net earnings
were $5.9 million, or $1.28 per
share, as compared to $5 mil-
lion, or $1.09 per share achieved
in the previous year.
Net earnings for the 40
weeks stood at $5.9 million, up
from $5.1 million the year
before. Shareholders earned


$1.28 per share this year by
comparison to $1.09 per share
during the same period the pre-
vious year.
Bryan Knowles, Bahamas
Supermarkets vice-president of
finance, said $0.8 million in
storm-related insurance claims
still awaited settlement.


Smith confirms stampduty change


FROM page one
drawn to the stanip duty change'
by real estate sources who had:
contacted this newspaper.
After The Tribune relayed
Mr Smith's explanation, one
real estate source said he was
still "confused", and left won-
dering whether the Govern-
ment could accidentally target
Bahamian home buyers in any
move to go after foreign second
home purchasers of condos.
The source pointed out that
the stamp duty levied on homes
was based on each property's
fair market value, and it would
be difficult to calculate this for
home/lot packages where the
residence was not yet built.
The Government's plan to
plug this particular loophole
would impact any middle class
home/lot package buyers. How-
ever, this product tends to be
targeted more towards the low-
er end of the housing market
for properties valued under
$250,000, meaning they would
be exempt from paying stamp
duty.
Mr Smith said the measure
had been foreshadowed in the
2004-2005 Budget, but they had
never "come through" in the
current fiscal period, meaning
they would really begin to take
effect in the next fiscal year.
The minister told The Tri-
bune: "It took a year bringing it
forward. It took a long time to


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get: it out of the legal depart-
ment. It's finally being put into
effect how."
On the Government's loop-
hole-plugging strategy, Mr
Smith said: The whole.idea, the
thrust of the policy is to min-
imise increases in existing taxes
or the introduction of new tax-
es until we have policies in place
to collect the taxes due." ;
The minister added that the


Government was using a com-
bination of new information
technology, more and better
trained human resources, and
legal amendments to plug loop-
holes in an "ongoing exercise"
to collect monies due to it..
The 'all-around" collection
strategy aimed to maximise the
.revenue yield from the
Bahamas' existing taxation
.: egime before any moves were


made to assess whether a new,
structure, such as a value-added
tax (VAT) regime, was neces-
sary.
On the switch to casino taxes
now being collected by the
Gaming Board, Mr Smith said:
"You can see the tourism pro-
motion fellow wandering intoi a,
hotel that is not doing too Welli
and then not putting pressure
on them to pay their taxes.,


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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:
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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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FROM page one
analysts said: "Management
stated that the higher cost can
be attributed to increases in
building costs and slight
changes in the overall scope
of the project."
On Paradise Island's current
performance, William Schmitt
and Jeffrey Katz wrote: "Busi-
ness, levels at Atlantis remain
particularly strong as the prop-
erty heads into the summer
m.qnths.
-.-n fact, management is
pleased with current occu-
pancy levels that are present-
ly trending in June.


"A large part of these
strong business levels is dri-
ven in part by additional low-
er-fare flight options into the
Bahamas, which ultimately
allows for greater awareness
and penetration into Paradise
Island's key US markets."
The update on Atlantis's
performance came after the
CIBC World Markets analysts
had met with senior Kerzner
International executives for
an investor dinner on June 6.
Among those present were
John Allison, Kerzner Inter-
national's chief financial offi-
cer, and Omar Palacios, its
vice-president for financial


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tions.
Mr Schmitt and Mr Katz
described the meeting's tone
as "decidedly positive" on
Kerzner International's cur-
rent operations and expansion
projects.
Mr Allison and Mr Palacios
were said to have indicated
that the Marina Village and
116 additional timeshare units
at Harborside were still on tar-
get to be completed by the
2005 third quarter.

Expansion

The two CIBC analysts said:
"Kerzner International reiter-
ated its strategy of expanding
internationally to help diver-
sify its revenue stream, which
is presently concentrated in
Atlantis.
"Management remains opti-
mistic on Dubai, with con-
struction slated to begin in the
2005 fourth quarter, while the
Morocco development con-
tinues, and Singapore is a pos-
sibility."
The Atlantis, The Palm pro-
ject in Dubai, whose budget
has been increased from $1
billion to $1.2 billion, is
expected to be built by 20008.
Kerzner InternationalFs
executives said the construc-
tion start date had been
delayed until later this year,
as, the: company was "waiting
to obtain assurances" from the
Dubai government that the
monorail and other infra-
structure would be complet-


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further information, you may contact the Office at telephone number 356-2070.


NAME


ADDRESS


ADDERLEY, Victoria
ANDREWS, Zephaniah*
BULLARD, Patricia*
COLLIE, George
DAVIS, Idella*
DEAN, Patricia
FARQUHARSON, Errol
FERGUSON, Ashward
FINLEY, Hazel
FOX, Joseph*
FOX, Locksley*
FRAZIER, Olive
GILBERT, Euna
GODET, Florence
GRIFFITH, Eileen*
HUYLER, Geraldine
KNOWLES, Sylvia
LONGLEY, Charles
LOWE, Larry*
McKENZIE, Boizey
PROPHETE-CIVIL, Charitable
PYFROM, Eugenia
ROBINSON, Melinda N.
RODRIQUEZ, Juan Medrano
ROLLE, Beatrice*
ROLLE, Kathlean
SANDS, Bede*
SANDS, Edgar
STUART, Ccrdero
TAYLOR, Clifton
TINKER, Charles
WILSON, Woodroe
WOOD, Diana*


Kemp Road
Butler Street
Nassau Village
Stapledon Gardens
Rolle Alley
Carib Road
Water & Sewerage
8th Terrace Centreville
Alligator Bay, Long Island
Coral Harbour
Kemp Road
Miami Street
Lyon Road
Kemp Road
Roosevelt Avenue
Meadow Street
Simms, Long Island
Cannan Lane
Winchester
Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama
Minni Street
Sans Souci
McKinney Close
Paradise Island
Old Bight, Cat Island
Charles Vincent Street
Haselemere Road
Kemp Road
Yellow Elder Garden,
Hard Bargain, Long Island
Washington Street
Mackey Street
8th Terrce Centreville


*Deceased


ed to coincide with the resort's
opening.
Kerzner International was
also said to be "cautiously
optimistic" on its joint bid for
the casino resort at Singa-
pore's Sentosa Island.
The company felt its part-
ner, CapitaLand, gave it a
"solid position" from which
to compete for the licence as it
was partly owned by the Sin-
gapore government. A final
decision on the licence award
is not expected until later this
year.
Meanwhile, Mr Schmitt and
Mr Katz said they were main-
taining their previously
announced $71 share price tar-
get and 'Sector Outperformer'
rating on Kerzner Interna-
tional's shares/
Their earnings per share
(EPS) estimates for the 2005
second quarter and full year
remained at $0.97 and $2.82
respectively, with the full year
2006 estimate still at $3.13.
On the operating income
side, the projections were also
still the same $59 million and
$207.1 million for the 2005
second quarter and 2005 full-
year respectively, and $217.7
million in 2006.
The CIBC World Markets
duo added that they were esti-
mating that the Phase III
expansion on Paradise Island,
when completed, would add
$6 in terms of net present val-
ue to Kerzner International's
share price based on their
2008 projections.


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CSME 'could have potential',



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MARABA S.A.

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ARGOSA CORP. INC.
Liquidator


nations, such as Sagicor, Sandals and Super-
Clubs, had already enjoyed the fruits of
expanding beyond their home borders, he
added.
Mr Townend said: "Rather than just talk
about people coming here, [Bahamian com-
panies] have to look at expanding their
businesses in the rest of the Caribbean.
There's a lot of businesses here that could
do very well in the Caribbean."
Joining the CSME would lead to the
removal of protectionist barriers, eventually
opening up sectors of the Bahamian econ-
omy previously reserved for Bahamians.

Arguments

CSME proponents had previously told
The Tribune that policies engendered by
the CSME, such as the free flow of capital
and skilled workers across borders, plus the
Right of Establishment, would give Bahami-
an entrepreneurs better access to capital at
more competitive rates, and break down
what some see as 'oligopolies' that have
formed in different economic industries.
It would also make it easier for Bahami-
an companies to engage in M&A activity
across the Caribbean, and may solve 'suc-
cession' problems at companies in this
nation.
Meanwhile, the KPMG survey, based on
the Dealogic data, found that a forward-
looking analysis of announced deals is show-
ing a 17 per cent rise in the value of gldbal
activity for 2005 to date but deal numbers
are currently 8 per cent down on the first
half of 2004.
Mr Townend said: "We remain optimistic


NOTICE
RBC/ROYAL BANK OF CANADA INVITES TENDERS

RBC/Royal Bank of Canada invites tenders for the purchase of
the following:

"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Unit #36, Sandyport
situated in the Western District of the island of New Providence
one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated
thereon is a Condominium consisting of (2) Bedrooms, (2)
Bathrooms.

Unit Size: 1,744 sq: ft.
This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in a
Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS
LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Loan Collections Centre,
P.O. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked "tender 7868".
All offers must be received by the close of business 4:00 pm,
Friday 24th June, 2005.





NOTICE
RBC/ROYAL BANK OF CANADA INVITES TENDERS

RBC/Royal Bank of Canada invites tenders for the purchase of
the following:

"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No. 516,
Garden Hills #2, situated in the Southern District of the Island
of New Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth of
the Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Single family residence
consisting of (2) Bedrooms, (2) Bathrooms, with one bedroom
efficiency with bathroom.

Property size: 6,000 sq. ft.
Building size: 1,350 sq. ft.
This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in a
Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS
LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Loan Collections Centre,
P.O. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked "tender 0817".
All offers must be received by the close of business 4:00 pm,
Friday 24th June, 2005.


about the second half and forecast greater
activity across the board than was evidentip]
2004. Although Europe's integration plan is'
in some disarray and sentiment amongst
corporates may therefore be subdued, we,
take comfort that Asia Pacific, which went
in to the last M&A downturn first, is no@
extremely buoyant. In our view, 2005 will,
see deal numbers rise in single digit per;
centage terms but with deal values grow-:
ing more robustly." ,-
He added: "Whichever way you cut thej
data, the M&A market can be seen to haye
hit the 'bottom' mid-way through 2003..
While the route into the downturn may'
have been steep, the climb out. has been
more gradual. A wave of high profile deal
announcements at the start of 2004 paved,
the way for a strong second half but this;
year the picture is less buoyant.
"Although the numbers have notr
matched the most bullish predictions, the,
level of activity is consistent with the current
backdrop. This is characterised by stable
capital markets but on-going fragility in-
corporate confidence." o
Mr Townend said: "The US has been
through an economic soft patch and, in pcon-,
junction with the rising rate environment,:
this has hit business confidence. .:
"Although deal closures have slowed;
interest in looking at transactions has not,
diminished. Strategic buyers are,.howevere
still, nervous about the outlook. This t,,nso
lates into extensive due diligence anddiffi-
cult discussions on earn-outs-which are't
being used as a mechanism to compromise
on high expectations by sellers.- Fihanciali
sponsors are more active due to favourablC
debt market conditions."


LEGAL NOTICE


NOTICE


JENNY MARBLE LTD.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137(8) of the International Business Companies Act, 2000,
the dissolution of JENNY MARBLE LTD., has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and
the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.


ARGOSA CORP. INC.
Liquidator


FROM page one
Caribbean, said the region was "seeing a
lot" of M&A activity, and the CSME held a
"lot of potential that would definitely create
more activity".
Mr Townend told The Tribune: "There's
a lot of consolidation going on in the finan-
cial services industry, and across the general
range of service industries in the region
we're definitely seeing a lot of activity.
"Certainly, for the next couple of years
the environment appears to have the right
characteristics to encourage M&A activity."
The annual global M&A analysis con-
ducted by KPMG's corporate finance unit,
'based on data supplied by Dealogic, showed
US$671 billion worth of M&A deals had so
far been completed for 2005, a fraction
behind the US$675 billion closed in the
whole of the first half of 2004.
By the end of June, though, the total val-
ue of global activity is forecast to reach
US$771 billion a 14 per cent increase on
the same period last year.
The analysis of global bid numbers shows
10,641 deals completed in 2005 to date 2
per cent off the first half of last year but
likely to reach in excess of 12,400 deal clo-
sures (equivalent to a 14 per cent rise) by
the end of this month.
Meanwhile, Mr Townend, while acknowl-
edging that an intense debate was taking
place on the "pros and cons" of the
Bahamas joining the CSME, said that if
this nation did sign on in the future, one
benefit was that it would "open up huge
opportunities for Bahamian companies to
expand outside the Bahamas".
Companies from other Caribbean


LEGAL NOTICE


NOTICE


GRAZIANA CORP.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Sectioin
137(8) of the International Business Companies Act, 2000.,
the dissoliition of GRAZIANA CORP., has been completed
a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the Companyi
has therefore been struck off the Register.
',

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
Liquidator .





NOTICE
RBC/ROYAL BANK OF CANADA INVITES TENDERS

RBC/Royal Bank of Canada invites tenders for the purchase of
the following:

"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot #1479, Golden
Gates #2, situated in the Southern District of the Island of New
Providence on one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Single Family Residence (3)
Bedroom, (2) Bathrooms.

Property size: 6,000 sq. ft.
Building size: 1,251 sq. ft.
This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in a
Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS
LIMITED.
All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Loan Collections Centre,
P.O. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked "tender 0883".
All offers must be received by the close of business 4:00 pm,
Friday 24th June, 2005.





NOTICE
RBC/ROYAL BANK OF CANADA INVITES TENDERS

RBC/Royal Bank of Canada invites tenders for the purchase of
the following:
"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot "1137", ;'
Pinewood Gardens situated in the Southern District of the Island
of New Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth of
the Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Single Family Residence
consisting of (3) bedrooms, (1) bathroom.
This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in a
Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS
LIMITED.
Property size: 7,334 sq. ft.
Building size: 980 sq. ft.
All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Loan Collections Centre,
P.O. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked "tender 5782".
All offers must be received by the close of business 4:00 pm,
Friday 24th June, 2005.


LEGAL NOTICE


SCHAAN LIMITED



Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137(8) of the International Business Companies Act, 2000,
the dissolution of SCHAAN LIMITED, has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued
and the Company has therefore been struck off the Register



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
Liquidator


Legal Notice



NOT!C1 .

SILVER STATE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4) of
the International Business Companies Act. 2000, SILVER STATE
INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION, is in dissolution, as of June
16, 2005.

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated at 35A Regent Street,
P.O. Box 1777, Belize City,' Belize, is the Liquidator.
LIQUIDATOR


HOUSE


FOR SALE

Lot Number 8,
Fox Hill Creek Subdivision,

Eastern District of

New Providence


Being sold pursuant to
Power of Sale Mortgage dated
April 14, 2003



APPRAISED VALUE

$570,000


Interested parties,
please submit Bids to



British American

Insurance Co. Ltd,


P.O. Box N-4815
Telephone: 461-1037


PAGE 6B, MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2005


THE TRIBUNE-;







E TRIBUNE


MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2005, PAGE 7B


Attorney criticises comments by




the Minister of ForeigAn affairs


FROM page one "It is not that those of us who
F eoe oppose the CSME are resistant
main vigilant" to ensure this to change, but rather that we
)sitiont "'is not rolled back oppose unwise and unconstruc-
ien out4'attention is focused tive change which is contrary to
1 otherfissues", our national interests. The fact
Brian] Moree, senior partner of the matter is that we do not
McK'nney, Bancroft & support the Bahamas signing a
ughes; who was among those treaty which has as its principal
ho expressed serious reserva- objective the full economic
ns aboht the Government's union of 15 countries into a sin-
rategy-of leading the Bahamas gle economy, together with the
to the. CSME, said the revised major political, social and com-
reaty's'premise of "full eco- mercial adjustments associated
omic fwnion" could not be with that process."
-hievdd'without a high level Mr Moree also decsribed as
f political integration. "a confusion of thought" Mr
In a statement to The Tribune, Mitchell's implication that
r Moree responded to "inac- when he asked the Government
urate references" made about to 'come clean' on the CSME at
im and; his position on the a public meeting earlier, this
SME in: the House of Assem- month, he was referring to a
ly last'week by Fred Mitchell, statement from someone else
linistecrof foreign affairs. claiming that the Government
Mr Moree said: "What is had possibly signed the revised
nfortuntate is that in making Treaty of Chaguaramas in
uch an.important communica- December 2004.
ion to the House of Assembly, "I at no time made that com-
he minister deemed it appro- ment or suggested that the Gov-
riate t6. impugn and demean ernment had already signed the
he views and motives of cer- Treaty. Rather, I invited the
ain persons'who opposed his Government to directly and
iews of1the Revised Treaty. simply answer certain specific
"In ddinhg- so, the Minister questions which I posed," Mr
;eemed to think that this some- Moree said.
ow viniilicated his position or "I said that it was time for
'trengtliened his case on the straight talk on these issues and
CSMEJiithink, with respect, for the Bahamas to be forth-
hat he was wrong and in doing right with our Caribbean neigh-
o he did not enhance his cause bors to make it clear that we
or the, dignity of his office by did not share the vision of full
resorting to name calling and economic union within the
finger 'pointing." region. I maintain that position
Mr Moree added: "The sim- today."
pie fa~t is that the minister, as Mr Moree also responded to
the lad spokesman for the Mr Mitchell's claim that his
Government, failed to convince position on the CSME was
thousands of Bahamians that inconsistent with the report sub-
signing the revised Treaty was mitted by the Financial Services
in the' national interests of our Consultative Forum, which he
country, chairs, on the current immigra-
"If he is unhappy with that tion policy relating to the finan-
position he should not seek cial services industry.
solace in lambasting those who The McKinney, Bancroft &
did not share his view. Rather, I Hughes attorney said: "He char-
respqctfully suggest that it acterised that report as sug-
woulq be more constructive for gesting that the immigration
the Minister to focus on the rel-" laws ofthe Bahamas should be
evant issues and at least coun- liberalised to allow foreign
tenarice the thought that there' workers to come and work in
might be some merit in views our financial services sector.
other than his own." Remarkably, and with no basis
Mr Moree emphasised that in truth, the minister than bold-
his opposition to the CSME was ly attributed to me the position
not politically motivated or any that the Bahamas 'should not
form of personal attack on Mr sign on to the CSME provisions
Mitchell. because they would allow the
He added: "It is simply free movement of people'.
absuid to suggest that my posi- As I am the chairman of the
tion on the CSME, or the posi- Forum, the minister ridiculed
tion of any other reasonable this position which he attrib-
persoii, is linked to or influ- uted to me on the CSME as
enceil by a personal opinion of contradictory to the contents of
Mr Iitchell. To dismimiss con- the report. The minister was
trary views on this basis is to clearly inferring that I was
miss Ithe point altogether. advancing irreconcilable posi-


LEGAL NOTICE


NOTICE

COPTHORNE LIMITED.

NdTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
(a) COPTHORNE LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution under the
provisions of Section 137 (4) of the International Business Companies
Act 2000.
(b): The dissolution of the said company commenced on the 16th
June, 2005 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted
to and registered by the Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Lesley Millar of Helvetia Court,
South Esplanade, St. Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 4EE

Dited this 21st day of June, A.D. 2005.


Lesley Millar
-- Liquidator


LEGAL NOTICE


NOTICE

IFELONG ENTERPRISES LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
(a) LIFELONG ENTERPRISES LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution
under the provisions of Section 137 (4) of the International Business
Companies Act 2000.
(1) The dissolution of the said company commenced on the 16th
SJune, 2005 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted
Sto and registered by the Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Lesley Millar of Helvetia Court,
SSouth Esplanade, St. Peter Port, Guernsey GYI 4EE

Dated this 21st day of June, A.D. 2005.


tions, apparently in an attempt
to discredit my opposing view
on the CSME. This is a most
convoluted and distorted
thought process."

Objections

Mr Moree pointed out that
he did not object to the CSME
just because it would allow free
movement of people, adding
that "there is absolutely no
inconsistency between support-
ingthe recommendations in the
Forum's report and the position
adopted by me in opposing the
CSME" .
He explained: "Specifically,
there is no helpful comparison
between the narrow liberalisa-
tion of our immigration policy


as it relates to a single sector in
selective and targeted areas of
specialisation on the one hand,
and the 'open sesame' which
(but for the reservation) is envis-
aged in the revised Treaty on
the other hand, whereby ulti-
mately there would be no restric-
tions on the nationals of 15 dif-
ferent countries moving freely
between the member states in a
single economic space.
"Any reasonable person read-
ing the Forum's report would
readily see that it did not recom-
mend the abolition of the policy
of Bahamianisation. The basic
premise of the report is that no
country is able to produce in suf-
ficient numbers all the expertise
which it requires to service all
sectors of its economy.
"Accordingly, it is necessary


LEGALNOTICE

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No. 45 of 2000)

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 of the
International Business Companies Act, No. 45 of 2000, PANAX
TRADING COMPANY LIMITED, is in dissolution. Alexandre
Cestari Ruozzi of Brazil, Sao Paulo City, Rua Bela Cintra, 986 8'
andar, Birro Consolacao, CEP: 01415-000 is the Liquidator. All
persons having claims against the above-named company are
required to send their names, addresses and particulars of their debts
or claims to the Liquidator before the 15th day of July, 2005.




Alexandre Cestari Ruozzi
Liquidator



LEGAL NOTICE


NOTICE

ATELIER LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
(a) ATELIER LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution under the provisions
of Section 137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act 2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on the 25th
May, 2005 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted
to and registered by the Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Lesley Millar of Helvetia Court,
South Esplanade, St. Peter Port, Guernsey GYI 4EE

Dated this 21st day of June, A.D. 2005.


Lesley Millar
Liquidator



LEGAL NOTICE


NOTICE

DOMESDAY BOOK LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
(a) DOMESDAY BOOK LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution under the
provisions'of Section 137 (4) of the International Business Companies
Act 2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on the 24th
May, 2005 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted
to and registered by the Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Mark Edward Jackman of c/o
1 Raffles Link #05-02 Singapore 039393

Dated this 21st day.of June, A.D. 2005.


Mark Edward Jackman
Liquidator


FOR.


RENT



* 686 4,340 sq.ft. retail & office spaces
* Excellent retail and professional location.
* Modern building with spectacular views.

* Full standby generator.
* Security services.


to supplement its pool of spe-
cialists in specific identified
areas by judiciously and selec-
tively allowing non-Bahamians
to work in the financial services
sector for limited periods of
time."
Mr Moree added: "Under the
proposal contained in the report
the Immigration Department
would decide on whether or not
to grant a work permit to an
applicant in the financial ser-
vices sector in accordance with
a clearly defined and articulated
policy, predicated on the con-
siderations set out in the report.
"In stark contrast t6 that posi-
tion, the revised Treaty (in the
absence of the reservation)
anticipates the removal of the
need for work permits for
nationals of the member states.


These positions are radically dif-
ferent and there is no incon-
gruity between supporting the
proposals in the Forum's report
and opposing the signing of the
revised Treaty by the Bahamas.
"The Minister should follow
his own admonition and avoid
subterfuge and confusion when
commenting on the CSME. My
views on the CSME as it relates
to the Bahamas are based on
my consideration of our nation-
al interests. Presumably the
same can be said of the views of
the Minister.
"No one involved in the
debate should claim to have a
monopoly on virtue, and cer-
tainly the national debate is not
advanced by denigrating per-
sons who hold a different view
or impugning their motives."


LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No. 45 of 2000)

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 of the
International Business Companies Act, No. 45 of 2000, GREEN
IVY CORPORATION, is in dissolution. Nicholas Juan Alonso of
Colonia 810, of 403, Montevideo, Uruguay is the liquidator. All
persons having claims against the above-named company are
required to send their names, addresses and particulars of their debts
or claims to the Liquidator before the 15th day of July, 2005.



Nicholas Juan Alonso
Liquidator



LEGAL NOTICE


NOTICE

HENNA INVESTMENTS LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
(a) HENNA INVESTMENTS LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution
under the provisions of Section 137 (4) of the International Business
Companies Act 2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on the 16th
June, 2005 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted
to and registered by the Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Lesley Millar of Helvetia Court,
South Esplanade, St. Peter Port, Guernsey GYI 4EE

Dated this 21st day of June, A.D. 2005.


Lesley Millar
Liquidator


LEGAL NOTICE


NOTICE

ASIAN FAMILY LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
(a) ASIAN FAMILY LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution under the
provisions of Section 137 (4) of the International Business Companies
Act 2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on the 16th
June, 2005 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted
to and registered by the Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Michael Chin Yeow of c/o I
Raffles Link #05-02 Singapore 039393.

Dated this 21st day of June, A.D. 2005.


Michael Low Chin Yeow
Liquidator


One Sandyport Plaza
West Bay Street
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel. 242-393-8618
www.bahamasrealty.bs
www.cbrichardellis.com



BAHAMAS REALTY LTD
COMMERCIAL


CBRE
CB RICHARD ELLIS
NAVIGATING A NEW WORLD


Lesley Millar
Liquidator


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THE stage was set for a major boxing show on Saturday, but
the weather had different plans.
The first show set to take place outside the First Down sport-
ing bar was postponed due to heavy rain, giving boxers anoth-
er four days to prepare for their bouts.
The ring, which was assembled in the sporting bar's front
parking lot, was drenched, forcing personnel from the First
Class promotion club to throw in the towel.
The show was expected to draw hundreds of boxing enthu-
siasts, to watch Richard "Hammer" Pitt go head-to-head with
Duran "Hands of steal" Miller. There were six bouts on the
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WHEN the prestigious Wimbledon
tennis tournament gets underway this
week, Mark Knowles and his French part-
ner Michael Llodra will be playing as the
number three seeds in the men's doubles
competition.
Knowles was forced to play with Llodra
after his Canadian partner Daniel Nestor
suffered a left wrist injury at the French
Open. He is expected to be out for at
least six weeks.
Knowles and his American partner
James Blake were ousted in the qualifying
round last week.

Team
Merklein and Blake, who have played
in a number of tournaments together,
won their first round match 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-
4 over the team of Franco Ferreiro of
Brazil and Fernando Vicente of Spain.
But in their second round match, Blake
and Merklein lost in three tough sets, 5-7,
6-7 (2), 6-7 (2) in the second round.
Now it will be up to Knowles to carry
the Bahamian flag in the men's main draw
doubles. He and Llodra will take on the
team of Robbie Koenig of the Republic of
South Africa and Sebastian Prieto of
Argentina in the first round.
The men's doubles is not scheduled to
start until Wednesday. There's no indi-
cation as to whether or not Knowles and
Llodra will have to play on the first day of
competition.
Llodra, 25, is a southpaw as is Nestor
- which should compliment Knowles. He


Third
Llodra didn't play Wimbledon last yeir,
but, in 2003, he and Santoro reaclih hei
third round.
While Knowles will be the only
Bahamian entered in the main draw dou-
bles, the Bahamas will have two entries in
the main draw of the boys aid. girlssingles
competition.
Davis Cupper Ryan Sweeting, who
qualified to play in the Australian Open,
got a berth to play in Wimbledon in the.
boys' singles.
And, for the first time, Jessica Sweeting
will be making her debut in the girls' sin-.
gles. Sweeting is a resident of Grand
Bahama.
She is considered one' of the top junior
players in the country.
The draw for the boys and girls singles'
has not yet been released.
Additionally, the Bahamas is expected,
to be well represented in the stands by at"
least three presidents of the Bahamas
Lawn Tennis Association.
While past presidents J. Barrie Far-
rington and Edith Powell are expected
to make another trip to the prestigious
tournament, this will be the first appear-
ance for Mary Shelley, the current presi-
dent of the association.


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* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
ANTOAN Richardson, the second
Bahamian in the Major League base-
ball pipeline, is preparing for his debut
with the San Francisco Giants' rookie
organisation this week.
The 21-year-old former track star is
currently with the Arizona Giants in
Scottsdale, Arizona. .
On day two of the 2005 Major'
League Baseball Draft earlier this
month, Richardson was selected as the
1062nd pick (35th round) by San Fran-
cisco.
"Everything is going fine and I've
already played some scrimmages where
I did pretty good," said Richardson,
who is expected to play centre field
and should be used for his speed as
the lead off batter..
"I think I have a good shot of doing
well in this organisation and a good
chance to move up. I just have to be
ready to play when, I get on the field."
This was the fourth time that
Richardson was drafted.
He turned down two previous draft
selections by the Baltimore Orioles
and the Arizona Diamondbacks to
complete his academic eligibility at


Bahamian in Major
League baseball pipeline


Vanderbilt University in Tennessee.
Sin his previous three draft selections,
Richardson said he didn't feel he was
adequately prepared physically, but
now he's confident that he has all the
tools to make it to the major league.

Skills
"After spending four years in col-
lege and playing at such a high level, I
expect to come into the Giants' organ-
isation and improve my skills," said
Richardson, who was one of eight play-
ers from the Vanderbilt Commodores'
team who was drafted.
"I can't control whether I move up
or down. It's not my decision, but what
I can control is the way I play and all I
can do is improve my skills and play to
the best of my abilities. Everything else
should take care of itself."
At 5-foot-8 and 165-pounds,


Richardson is a switch hitter who
throws from the right hand and is con-
sidered to be an excellent ball player.
"Antoan had a tremendous impact
on our team last year and became one
of the top outfielders in the SEC," said
Commodores' head coach Tim Corbin.
"He's a switch hitter who has a tremen-
dous game-changing speed.
"His plays last year in centre field
were some of the best that I've seen.
He has great character and is very
respected by his teammates."
Richardson said the experience
gained at Vanderbilt has certainly
helped him and so far he's fitted in
quite well in San Francisco and he's
enjoying his entry into the pipeline.
He's following in the footsteps of
Grand Bahamian Angelo Burrows,
who is currently with the Rome team in
the Atlanta Braves' organisation. Bur-
rows also started out as an outfielder,


but has been converted to a pitcher.
While Richardson is entered as an
outfielder, he said he's not concerned
about having to make a switch if it
comes down to it.
He's just excited to be in the Major
League pipeline.
"It's a honour I guess. All I can do
from there is to allow this pipeline to
continue by doing well in this organi-
sation and keeping the Bahamian
name honourable," he stated.
"I want to make them want to come
to the Bahamas and to look for tal-
ent."
Richardson attended St. Anne's
High School before he moved to Boca,
Delray, Florida to attend American
Heritage High School.

Drafted
It was there that Richardson was
first drafted by in the 27th round of
the 2001 MLB draft by Baltimore the
first player to do so from American
Heritage. But he turned it down and
continued to stay in school.
In 2002, Baltimore again drafted
Richardson in the 27th, but he again
turned the offer down and went on to
excel with the Winchester Royals of


the Valley League in the summer ol
2003.
As a junior in 2004 at Vanderbilt,
Richardson was again picked in the
13th round (386) by the Diamond-
backs. But again he opted to stay in
school as he went on to lead the SEC
with 32 stolen bases and was 32-38 on
the season.

Track
Having ran the 400 metres, Richard-
son said he was forced to push track on
the sidelines when he was recruited by
American Heritage while playing here
in the Freedom Farm baseball league.
"I look back at all my decisions and
I always wondered if I would have any
regrets, but I don't have any," he
reflected.
"I was drafted in higher rounds
before and I put track aside.
"But I have no regrets. I guess I'm a
guy who is not living in the past, but
with each moment. So I feel whatever
happens is supposed to happen f6r
me."
Richardson, who lists Willie Mays
as his greatest baseball player of all-
time, is the son of Glendia Huyler and
he has one sister, Alemtshay Huyler.


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MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2005


The stories behind the news


Government announced last week
that it will not sign onto the hotly debat-
ed Caribbean Single Market and Econ-
omy before the next general election.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fred
Mitchell (left), who made the announce-
ment in the House of Assembly during
his contribution to the 2005/2006 budget
debate, said that government had pro-
posed to refer the matter for further
review. He said -there was too much
misinformation, disinformation and
emotion surrounding the issue...


IPAC


Hubert Ingraham last week
advised government to pay direct-
ly into the Public Treasury all
money realised from the sale of
the Cable Beach hotel properties
to the Cable Beach Baha-Mar
development. The former prime
minister also questioned gov-
ernment's rational for "giving
away" prime property for the
billion-dollar re-development of
the Cable Beach strip...


Police had to intervene during a heated verbal
exchange at the Rodney E Bain Building last week
when Registrar General Elizabeth Thompson showed up
for work intending to resume her duties. Squad cars
with several police officers were called to the scene to
maintain order after Ms Thompson attempted to
"uphold the Supreme Court's ruling" that she was unfair-
ly terminated.
Ms Thompson was hired in August last year on a
three-year contract to serve as registrar general and
inspector of financial and corporate providers on a salary
of $51,200 per annum. By January 10, 2005, Ms Thomp-
son received a letter of termination...


Doubts still hang over


Christie's


future as


PM


Some FNMs already viewing Wilchcombe as his successor


ome politicians in
the FNM are
already assuming
Mr Perry Christie
will not be the PLP
-leader when the next general
*election comes around in two
.years time. They expect anoth-
er Cabinet member to be at the
helm before the arduous cam-
paign begins.
Like many Bahamians, they.
feel the full details of Mr
Christie's condition have not
been released, and that things
are probably worse than they
seem.
Whatever the PLP says to
the contrary and it is
inevitable that it maintains a
bullish, positive front at this
stage the party is also alive
with conjecture over the prime
minister's future as a politician.
Meanwhile, public relations
aide Al Dillette maintains the
official line that Mr Christie is
99 per cent fit and that things
look good for the future. "The
prime minister has made a
remarkable recovery and con-
tinues to do so," he said.
As the Iraq War has more
than adequately confirmed,
government press spokesmen
are no longer the unshakeably
reliable sources they used to
be. In fact, the New York
Times was obliged to apologise
last year for falling into the
unforgiveable error of actually
believing what they said.
Time will tell, of course, but
the public in the meantime has
to be content with reading
between the lines, trying to dis-
cern where official "truth" ends
and actuality begins.
Concern intensified last week
when Mr Christie's rest period
was extended following a visit
to Johns Hopkins Hospital in
Baltimore, Maryland.
Accompanied by his doctors,
Mr Christie was supposed to
be having a final check-up
before returning to work on a
"light duties" basis.
The extended rest suggests
to many that the aftermath of
his stroke was probably worse
than expected, and that the full
extent of the damage has not
been disclosed.


Inevitably, this has given rise
to press speculation, leading to
a tabloid report last week that
his mathematical prowess has
been impaired by the stroke,
undermining his ability to con-
tinue as Minister of Finance.
Mr Dillette would not deign
to comment on this suggestion,
using the tabloid's alleged lack
of credibility as an excuse for
dodging the question altogeth-
er. However, public disquiet is
heightened by such stories. If it
wasn't true, why doesn't the
government say so?
Doctor-patient confidential-
ity is an acknowledged prime
principle of medical practice,
but Mr Christie's health is not a
matter for him alone. The
nation's political welfare is a
matter for the public at large -
and people feel doctors should
give a full, frank disclosure of
the facts.
Even when Mr Christie first
fell ill, doctors were extremely
reluctant to say the word
"stroke", settling instead for
the less emotive "hyperten-
sion", which translates as high
blood pressure.
While the humblest of lay-
men were able to recognise the
symptoms many of them hav-
ing experienced them first-
hand the medics were faffing
around the subject, trying to
imply that the hypertension
had stopped short of causing
cerebral damage.
In truth, Mr Christie had suf-
fered a stroke and a degree of
brain injury. No-one knows to
this day why his doctors should
have tried to conceal the fact,
especially as the matter was of
crucial interest to the entire
nation.
Now his political rivals and


* PRIME MINISTER PERRY CHRISTIE
(The Tribune archive photo)


supporters within his own par-
ty are beginning to believe
the worst, that Mr Christie will
not be well enough to tackle
the many challenges of an elec-
tion campaign, and that he will
be forced to step down from
his demanding job.
INSIGHT was told by FNM
sources that Mr Christie is
already being quietly sidelined
in the thinking of many leading
party figures. The focus now is
on which of the PLP's Cabinet
members will emerge as a
replacement'.


Their thinking on the PLP
leadership issue makes for
interesting reading.
The top contender, in the
minds of those FNMs inter-
viewed by INSIGHT, is
' Tourism Minister Obie Wilch-
combe, whose performance
over the last three years has
been quite impressive.
They feel Mr Wilchcombe
has not only shown organisa-
tional skills, but also developed
an easy style as a public speak-
er. What's more, he has
presided over a continuing


tourism, upsurge, which will
include the first official breach
of the $2 billion barrier in
tourist spending.
Apart from making some asi-
nine comments about "foreign
editors" at The Tribune during
his early months in the Cabinet,
his utterances have been care-
fully-crafted and circumspect.
As a journalist, Mr Wilch-
combe would also be follow-
ing sound traditions as a polit-
ical leader. While it may be
somewhat premature to men-
tion them in the same breath,
Winston Churchill, the great
Chinese reformer Deng Tsiao
Ping and John F Kennedy
(inasmuch as he had any pro-
fession at all) were all journal-
ists.
All round, Mr Wilchcombe is
emerging as the man the FNM
has to watch in 2007, with
Immigration Minister Vincent
Peet a distant runner-up,
according to FNM sources.
This is at odds with conven-
tional thinking, but has gath-
ered momentum in recent
weeks as the stock of both For-
eign Minister Fred Mitchell
and Financial Services Minis-
ter Allyson Maynard-Gibson
has fallen dramatically in the
aftermath of two separate
debacles.
Mr Mitchell earned no plau-
dits for his handling of the
CSME situation, appearing to
go well outside his brief in por-
traying the issue as a done deal.
And Ms Maynard-Gibson is
being criticised for her handling
of the unfortunate controversy
involving Registrar-General
Elizabeth Thompson.
Deputy Prime Minister Cyn-
thia Pratt, who has impressed
many by her performance as


Mr Christie's understudy,
remains an outside bet for lead-
ership, with relatively few view-
ing her as a permanent incum-
bent.
"For some reason," said an
FNM source, "she is still not
seen as a long-term leader,
though she has surprised a lot
of us by stepping up to the
plate with self-assurance and
style."
Other ministers like Bradley
Roberts, Leslie Miller and
Alfred Sears are ranked no-
hopers, in the leadership stakes,
the first two because of their
tendency to attract the wrong
kind of publicity, and Mr Sears
because of his perceived inef-
fectiveness. His three years in
charge of two demanding port-
folios education and law -
have not been ranked among
the PLP's success stories.
Mr Christie's illness is now
being seen among younger
politicians as the sunset of the
Christie-Ingraham generation.
They feel it signals the end for
the Pindling disciples who car-
ried the torch when the old
order was finally eclipsed in
1992.
A senior FNM told
INSIGHT: "Whatever hap-
pened during Mr Christie's
stroke, it has left him ina posi-
tion where he cannot be
expected to bear the burden of
a fatiguing election campaign.
"Modern campaigns mean
flying to the Family Islands
every day and working phe-
nomenally long hours, meeting
endless numbers of people and
speaking at meeting after meet-
ing.
"Even for a fully-fit man,
these campaigns are extremely
arduous and demanding. For a
man weakened by a stroke, it is
simply too much to ask.
"We still don't know for sure
the extent of the damage Mr
Christie suffered. But we all
know that the years immedi-
ately following such an incident
are the most dangerous.
"If by any chance Mr
Christie were to carry on, the


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THE TRIBUNE


Plagiarism scandal still





simmering at college


* STAFF show support for their president, Dr Rodney Smith,
during a rally in front of the college last week.

(The Tribune archive photo)


Response to the
Dr Rodney Smith
plagiarism scandal
at the College of
the Bahamas:

I THINK you are correct and I think your
story is a fine piece of journalism. Keep up the
good work.
R. D'Alewyn


I WHOLEHEARTEDLY agree with the
views expressed in the article in The Tribune's
Insight Section, June 13, 2005. I believe that
Dr Smith should have made a public
announcement admitting to the plagiarism
and tendered his resignation at the same time.
When will someone show integrity and do the
right thing?
Those of us that went to college and those of
us that are educated enough should be aware
of the implications of Dr Smith remaining in
his present position after such an admission.
We talk about morals, values and integrity; but
really is it all a big joke???.....because all I can
see all around are a bunch of clowns!
VR, Nassau
C.....

REGARDING Insight's article about COB,
I agree that Dr Smith's credibility is now out
of the window. Resignation is the only realis-
tic course.
P R Jones, Nassau
C.....

ACCEPTING the situation relating to Dr
Smith's plagiarism is tantamount to saying
that this is a mediocre society which neither
expects nor deserves anything better.
I suggest that this is not the way the
Bahamas should be headed if it is serious
about its future as a small nation of the first
rank.
Those in the COB faculty who supported Dr
Smith have shown themselves to be Third
World and proud of it. How pathetic!
E Armbrister
000090

THE Bahamas is a Christian nation and we
should therefore always err on the side of
compassion when it comes to matters of this
kind (Dr Smith controversy).
However, I think the issue at stake here is so


fundamental to the future of COB that is not
possible to show compassion. Dr Smith really
must take his leave, or the college council
must summon the courage to do what it needs
to do.
Lakeview


YOUR article on Dr Smith and the Col-
lege of the Bahamas was powerful; powerful,
powerful. Every word was right on the money.
Now, what is the college council going to do
about it?
Political onlooker


Congratulations on your excellent article
on COB.
DF, Nassau


LACK of accountability is the curse of
Bahamian society. Dr Smith erred and really
ought to pay the price. The way the college
council reacts to this situation will determine
its future. COB's credibility is at stake here,
and those charged with its fate need to sum-
mon sufficient moral courage to make the
right decision.
Charles, Winton
******

IT IS unfortunate that Dr Smith finds him-
self in this position because he was showing
signs of having some of the qualities that the
College of the Bahamas badly needs.
However, it is impossible to simply look
the other way in this instance because the
issue at stake is right at the heart of academ-
ic life.
Whether Dr Smith prepared his speech him-
self, or asked a researcher to do it for him, he
was responsible for any words coming out of
his mouth at the convocation ceremony.
At $120,000 a year, with enormous perks, he
is expected to function at the highest level.
On this occasion, he allowed himself to parrot
another college president's thoughts and ideas,
which is bound to undermine everything he
stands for academically.
B and S Hill


Your article was hard and uncompromis-
ing. However, it was also right. Dr Smith has
to go.
Lecturer


While all
appears to
have gone.
quiet at the
College of
the Bahamas, the plagiarism
scandal continues to simmer on
campus. And speculation is still
rife over the in-house whistle-
blower.
College sources have told
INSIGHT that the plagiarism
alert was sounded by a member
of the college council who
experienced a distinct sense of
deja vu while listening to-the
convocation speech by presi-
dent Dr Rodney Smith.
The speech sounded exactly
like one she heard three years
earlier by John Sexton, presi-
dent of New York University.
At the time, she had been so
impressed that she brought a
copy of the speech back .to
COB. Now she was hearing it
all over again through the
mouth of Dr Smith.
Once the plagiarism became
clear, she circulated copies of
the Sexton speech to fellow
members of the council and to
Dr Smith himself. It was then
that he held a press conference
to confess to using someone
else's text and not citing its
source.
What is still not clear is
whether Dr Smith himself
grafted the plagiarised words
into his text, or relied on some-
one else to draft his speech for
him. If he was not, in fact,
directly culpable in this unfor-
tunate affair, he at least
deserves credit for not impli-
cating a subordinate. There is
no doubt that blaming it on a
third party would have light-
ened his load, even if it did not
relieve him of responsibility.
As things stand, however, the
college is said to be seeking
outside advice on how to han-
dle the crisis, with at least two
members of the council threat-
ening a walkout if the presi-
dent is allowed to stay.
INSIGHT was told: "There
is talk of an 'international'
committee to look into this
issue, and other issues relating
to COB. The idea is to estab-
lish where we go from here.
"The matter is still with the
college council, and the Min-
istry of Education is waiting to
hear what they decide. I gather
they are moving this interna-
tionally, which probably means
they are consulting senior aca-
demics outside the Bahamas."
The gravity of the situation is
not lost on what one lecturer
described as the "thinking sec-
tion" of the faculty.
He dismissed last week's pro-
Smith demonstration as unrep-
resentative, saying many of
those taking part were clerical
and technical staff who could
not be expected to understand
the issues at stake.
Many faculty deliberately
showed up late to avoid hav-
ing to take part, he added.
"What some people don't
seem to realise is that this is an
outrageous situation that
eclipses anything we have had
at COB in the last 30 years."
There is genuine surprise
that leading churchmen have
not joined in the discussion
because of the moral issues
involved. Only one, Bishop
Simeon Hall, has spoken out,
calling for a commission to
inquire into every aspect of the
college.
Bishop Hall said there was
something amiss at COB and
urged the government to
launch a proper investigation.
However, he stopped short of
echoing senior academic Felix
Bethel's call for Dr Smith's res-


ignation.
Some of those at last week's
pro-Smith rally spoke of phys-
ical improvements at the Oakes
Field campus over the last year,
citing them as positive results
of the president's tenure.
But college chairman
Franklyn Wilson is widely cred-
ited with these improvements.
Said the lecturer: "Wilson has
to be given due accolades for
his work in brightening up the
campus, but he gets a big fat
'F' for failure on the academic
side.

Problem

"The problem is that the
council is now full of profes-
sionals instead of academics
and they know nothing about
education."
However, Dr Smith is
praised for making headway on
several fronts. A foreign lec-
turer said more had been
achieved in the last year than in
his previous decade on cam-
pus. And not all of it was to do
with the physical appearance
of the college.
Dr Smith, he said, had
brought a degree of vibrancy
to a campus which for years
had been stagnant. For the first
time, people began to sense
that things were happening.
How will the plagiarism scan-
dal end?


(The Tribune archive photo)

College sources believe aca-
demics who aligned themselves
with Dr Smith at the height of
the crisis did themselves an
enormous disservice.
"The issue is so fundamental
that it is impossible to support
an act of plagiarism and main-
tain your credibility as an aca-
demic," said one faculty mem-
ber.
It is felt that these people
will be left high and dry "with
their pants round their ankles"
- when Dr Smith goes, for the
president's departure is still
considered the likeliest out-
come of the crisis.
"The council will take out-
side advice and conclude that
there is no escape route in this
matter. Any senior academic
in a first world society will tell
them that this is a disaster and
urge them to act accordingly.
"If Dr Smith reappears at
COB after the summer vaca-
tion, I shall be very surprised
indeed."
Meanwhile, Dr Smith feels
his confession was exploited
for political reasons. By admit-
ting his mistake, he felt he had
shown a good example, but
others had chosen to take
advantage of the situation.
The problem is that plagia-
rism in academia is much like
theft in the police force. Once
you are found guilty, there is
no way your career can survive.


* DR RODNEY SMITH, president of
The College Of The Bahamas.


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overnment
announced last
week that it
will not sign
onto the hotly
debated Caribbean Single Mar-
ket and Economy before the
next general election.
Minister of Foreign Affairs,
Fred Mitchell, who made the
announcement in the House of
Assembly during his contribu-
tion to the 2005/2006 budget
debate, said that government
had proposed to refer the mat-
ter for further review.
He said there was too much
misinformation, disinformation
and emotion surrounding the
issue.
Mr Mitchell said it was not
necessary to take the matter to
referendum because from the
S"word on the street", it was
clear Bahamians did not want
to join the CSME.
SHe said there was a clear dis-
connect between the govern-
Viment and the wider public on
the issue.
i *****

PRIME Minister Perry
Christie is expected to return to
work in three months, Mr
Christie's doctors told The Tri-
bune last week.
After receiving a favourable
medical report at the world-
renowned Johns Hopkins Hos-
pital, Mr Christie said that he
would be back to work soon.
In the meantime, Mr Christie
who suffered a slight stroke
early last month, will work for
a half day. His working hours


will then be increased to a
three quarter day and then a
full day which will be no longer
than eight to 10 hours.


HUBERT Ingraham last
week advised government to
pay directly into the Public
Treasury all money realised
from the sale of the Cable
Beach hotel properties to the
Cable Beach Baha-Mar devel-
opment.
The former prime minister
also questioned government's
rational for "giving away"
prime property for the billion-
dollar re-development of the
Cable Beach strip.
Mr Ingraham said that gov-
ernment's "facile and glib"
responses to questions on mat-
ters of national importance
provided no comfort.
He also criticised govern-
ment's decision to focus exclu-
sively on foreign investment
when there was no guarantee
that this would increase gov-
ernment revenue.
On the present course, said
Mr Ingraham, it is unlikely that
this government would ever see
a surplus in its budget, "even in
the distance".
Mr Ingraham was speaking
during his contribution to the
2005/06 budget debate.


POLICE had to intervene
during a heated verbal
exchange at the Rodney E
Bain Building last week when


Registrar General Elizabeth
Thompson showed up for work
intending to resume her duties.
Squad cars with several
police officers were called to
the scene to maintain order
after Ms Thompson attempted
to "uphold the Supreme
Court's ruling" that she was
unfairly terminated.
Ms Thompson was hired in
August last year on a three-
year contract to serve as regis-


trar general and inspector of
financial .and corporate
providers on a salary of $51,200
per annum.
By January 10, 2005, Ms
Thompson received a letter of
termination.
Government has filed an
appeal against the Supreme
Court decision, which ordered
that Ms Thompson be either
remunerated or reinstated as
registrar general.


* SOME members of the
Free National Movement
are already viewing
Tourism Minister Obie
Wilchcombe (left) as
Prime Minister Perry
Christie's successor.

(The Tribune archive
photo)


"It is clear that this matter
of our participation in the
revised treaty of Chaguara-
mas will not be decided with-
in this present term. There is
too much misinformation,
disinformation and emotion;
tool much political dishon-
esty. I hope this is clear, con-
cise and direct."
Fred Mitchell, Minis-
ter of Foreign Affairs,
announces that government
will not sign onto the
Caribbean Single Market
and Economy before the
next general election.

"Any expenditure of these
funds when received, other
than settlement of Hotel Cor-
poration indebtedness, ought
to be paid into the Treasury.
"Has the money been
paid? And, if so, to what use
has it been put? As a popular
US tabloid puts it: 'Inquir-
ing minds want to know'.
"I'm not now in a position
to do anything to answer my
questions. However, should
the time ever come that I am
either in a position to, or in a
position to influence the
doing of something about
my question, then I assure
all and sundry I shall! A
word to the wise is suffi-
cient. "
Former Prime Minis-
ter Hubert Ingraham asks
questions about govern-
ment's billion-dollar Cable
Beach re-development deal
with the Baha Mar group.


"I will go back to work
again, unless I receive a letter
from the public service or the
permanent secretary that
confirms I will receive paid
leave for my services, or a
notice informing me that
there is a stay of Justice
Small's judgment. Unless I
get either one of those two
things I will return to work."
Registrar General Eliz-
abeth Thompson says that
she plans to return to work,
despite government's deci-
sion to appeal a ruling that
she was unfairly dismissed
earlier this year.

"I am doing exceptionally
well and hope to be at work
soon."
Prime Minister Perry
Christie speaks to The Tri-
bune after his return from a
check-up at Johns Hopkins
in the US.

"Nothing can more quick-
ly and more effectively arrest
that flow of inward invest-
ment than a fiscal situation
which is not sustainable;
where the level of debt con-
tinues to rise by an ever
increasing proportion of
GDP, and where doubts
about the commitment to fis-
cal management may legiti-
mately arise."
Former Prime Minis-
ter Hubert Ingraham warns
government of the dangers
of focusing exclusively on
foreign investment.


Leader (From page 1C)


next three years would take a
massive toll. Apart from the
election itself, he would, in the
event of victory, have to inject
some vigour into a government
which has been sadly lacking
since it cape, to power. He
,would be facing an uphill strug-
gle with faculties which are pos-
sibly impaired."
When Mr Christie was first
taken ill, his condition was
being characterised by
observers as a TIA, a transient
:ischemic attack, otherwise
known as a mini-stroke, but
subsequent developments sug-
gest it was probably more seri-
ous than that.
Many stressed-out executives,
suffer TIAs and are allowed
back to work almost immedi-
ately. The symptoms are usu-
ally a tingling, or limpness, in
the arm or leg on one side and
a temporary slurring of words.
Invariably, doctors order
brain scans and prescribe med-
ication, which usually includes
beta blockers and aspirin, the
first to reduce blood pressure,
the second to thin the blood.
Generally, this is a lifelong
regimen. Once clear of the five-
year danger period, however,
the patient can go on to live a
stroke-free life, showing no
symptoms of ever having had a
stroke of any kind. But there is
usually some evidence of cere-
bral damage, even if it is mini-
mal.
However, Mr Christie is said
by some who have been in his
company to be showing signs
of tiredness, often the by-prod-
uct of more serious attacks. He
has also reportedly been under-
going "rehab", therapy on his


affected hand. If this is so, the
trials of premiership in the run-
up to an intense election cam-
paign are seen by political
observers to be out of the ques-
tion.
Those FNM politicians who
are now discounting Mr
Christie as their prime oppo-
nent in two years' time are
probably taking a realistic posi-
tion. The prime minister's


health is paramount, and his
family might well take the view
that power and political ambi-
tion are secondary to survival.
If they do, it could be only a
matter of time before Mr
Christie hands over the lead-
ership to someone else.

What do you think? Fax
328-2398 or e-mail jmar-
quis@tribunemedia.net


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SUNDAY, JUNE 19,2005 I THE MIAMI HERALD


PHOTOS BY CARL JUSTE/HERALD STAFF
LESSONS LEARNED: Joseph 'Spider-Man' Benjamin has learned more than boxing skills from trainer Hiram Vaughan. Above, fiance Nalka Thrower applies oil to his
shoulders. As his mentor has taught him, inset, Benjamin keeps his focus on winning and turns his back from the distractions of the streets.


Tribute to


ON HER DAY: Carl Montes Jr.
dances with his daughter,
Nicole, during her 'Sweet
Sixteen' party, which he
organized in celebration of her
becoming a young woman.
The gala affair was attended
by a court of friends and
family the perfect gift from a
father who wanted to express
his love and pride.






Herald.com
Click on Today's Extras for an
interactive tribute to fatherhood,
including original poetry, video and
a slide show narrated by Will Bell


Images of black men as engaged fathers and the strong offspring their dedication pro-
duces can seem fleeting, given the oft-reported statistics.
More than 50 percent of black children live in a household without their father, more
than three times the rate for white children, according to data compiled by the research
organization Child Trends.
"A very large number of black men
today who are fathers never had fathers in
their lives, and they don't know how to be
fathers," said Marvin Dunn, an associate
professor of community psychology at
Florida International University. "Though
that does not mean that there aren't
fathers out there who are involved in their
childrens' lives."
Those fathers welcome children to the LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT: Faidherbe 'Fedo'
world, and ready them for adulthood; they Boyer looks with starry eyes at his
2-day-old daughter. Mira Danticat
passionately plan parties and set curfews; Boyer captured her father's heart with
and push those in their care to fight for her first glance.
their future.
Their experience and that of other men who come to fill that nurturing role is cap-
tured in the photos and poems on these pages.
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DISSIDENTS:
Burma's Aung
San Suu Kyi
remains an
inspiration for
political
prisoners
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world, 2C
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JOHN S. KNIGHT (1894-i91)


THE MIAMI HERALD


OPINION
ALBERTO IBARGUEN, PUBUSHER I TOM FIEDLER, EXECUTIVE EDITOR I JOE OGLESBY, EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR JAMES L KNIGHT (1909-1991)


2he i{aiatmi j cnl t I EDITORIAL



Nobel Prize winner still under arrest


OUR OPINION:

FOES OF

TYRANNY

CAN FIND

INSPIRATION

IN

MYANMAR'S

AUNG SAN

SUU KYI


T oday, opposition leader Aung San
Suu Kyi will mark her 60th birth-
day under house arrest in the forlorn
Asian nation of Myanmar, formerly
Burma. She is the only winner of the
Nobel Peace Prize currently deprived of
freedom anywhere in the world, both an
inspiration and a symbol of valor for all
the uncounted political prisoners
around the globe who have dared to
raise a voice against tyranny.
Aung San Suu Kyi rose to national
prominence at the height of a popular
uprising in 1988 in which an estimated
3,000 civilians were gunned down by
the military. Her party won an over-
whelming electoral victory in May 1990,
but the military government refused to
recognize it.
Ms. Suu Kyi is a diminutive woman,
but evidently scares the pants off the
military rulers of Myanmar, who have
kept her in detention on and off for a
total of nearly 10 years since 1989. Her
tireless advocacy of freedom and
democracy is tempered by a commit-
ment to nonviolence that frustrates and
bewilders her foes. Calling her "one of
the most extraordinary examples of
civil courage in Asia in recent decades,"
the Nobel Committee awarded her the
Peace Prize in 1991, when Ms. Suu Kyi
was already serving her first round of
house arrest.
She refuses to be intimidated by


..... S M A R T .........................................................................................


ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Among the universal rights of
individuals are the right to:
legal recourse when their rights
have been violated
life, liberty and freedom of
movement
equality before the law
presumption of innocence til
proven guilty
be recognized as a person
before the law
privacy and protection of that
privacy by law
freedom of thought,
conscience, and religion
freedom of opinion and
expression
Source: Human Rigths Web,
www.hrweb.org

threats, jails or goon squads. Following
an earlier period of captivity that ended
in May 2002, she immediately launched
a new round of political campaigning
that drew. huge crowds around the
country and galvanized opposition to
the regime. Angered by her failure to be
silent, Myanmar'sjunta, known as the
State Law and Order Restoration Coun-


Suu \yi


cil an aptly Orwellian name shut
down the opposition in May 2003 and
again detained Ms. Suu Kyi.
They have imposed a hermetic exis-
tence on her, restricting virtually all
contact between Aung San Suu Kyi and
the outside world. According to a web-
site maintained by her supporters
(www.dassk.org), she has been denied
meetings with U.N. officials and non-
governmental groups. Communication
with other opposition leaders has been
cut off. Even visits from her personal
physician have been severely restricted.
And so this weekend Ms. Suu Kyi's
supporters around the globe will raise a
cry for her freedom and champion her
cause. They will protest at embassies in
Myanmar, and they will demand her
release. But they will not mourn,
because Aung San Suu Kyi refuses to


Suu Kyi's cause is universal.
Yet for many in South
Florida, it has even greater
meaning because of our
community's concern for
300 or so imprisoned
dissidents closer to home.


describe her captivity as a sacrifice: 'It's
a choice. If you choose to do somethifri
then you shouldn't say it's a sacrifider'
Because nobody forced you to do it!'" i
Of such common insight is rare couri-
age made. -
All who care about the strugglefor
freedom can relate to the plight of MtW?
Suu Kyi. South Africa's Bishop Des.-
mond Tutu, another Nobel laureate,
said of her, "As long as she remain'
under arrest, none of us is truly free."
Her cause is universal. Yet for many'
who live in Miami and South Florida, it'
has even greater meaning because 6f
our community's concern for 300 or s6,
imprisoned dissidents closer to home'.-
Their only crime has been to believe
that the people of Cuba deserve to be
free. They are the spiritual kin of Ms.
Suu Kyi. Their cause, too, is universal.


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US. shows it has double standards


0 From Dagens Nyheter,
Stockholm, Sweden
Criticism against the
Guantinamo military
prison is growing, even
in the United States. ,
And the dilemma is evident:
The Americans demand that
others respect what they do


not live up to themselves.
For example, they demand
that others disarm or refrain
from procuring nuclear weap-
ons while at the same time not
living up to their own commit-
ments in accordance with the
nonproliferation treaty.
The United States is pub-
lishing annual reports about


the state of human rights in
different parts of the world
while at the same time the
prisoners at Guantinamo live
in limbo. To have such double
standards is to undermine the
possibility of getting support
from the surrounding world
for the rights you consider
yourself to have.


Deadly attacks threaten Iraq's future


S*
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Gazette, Cairo
A n upsurge of deadly
attacks in Iraq are
diminishing hopes that
the country will recover from
the bloody chaos of more than
two years. The vortex of vio-
lence has become more night-
marish than before since the
Iraqi government of Ibrahim al
Jaafari was set up in late April.
No one is immune to random
killings in Iraq.
Over the past few weeks,
civilians have been the target


of car bombings, particularly
in Baghdad. At the weekend,
unidentified gunmen opened
fire at a truck carrying labor-
ers. Execution-style killings
are becoming rife.
It is unlikely that spiraling
horrendous deeds in Iraq are
carried out by locals, though
there are many disillusioned
among them. The key casual-
ties of the latest bombings
have been innocent compatri-
ots braving unstable condi-
tions to make ends meet. Like-
wise, it is implausible that
self-styled Arab fihadis (holy


warriors) are the perpetrators
of such acts, which cannot be
described as resistance fight-
ing. They are apparently the
work of hither-to-unknown
quarters keen to perpetuate
Iraq's nightmare.
No Iraqi, whatever his/her
leaning may be, stands to ben-
efit from seeing the country
sliding deeper into such horri-
fying anarchy. It is a short cut
to civil strife. Such acts also
give the U.S.-led occupation
troops the pretext to stay in
Iraq, allegedly to maintain
security.


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MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2005, PAGE 17


Minister puts

honeymooners

in the picture

MINISTER of Tourism
Obie Wilchcombe recently
presented the newlyweds Mr
and Mrs Patrick Westcott of
Toronto, Canada with a gift
on behalf of the islands of
the Bahamas. The Westcotts
received the painting "Exu-
ma Palms" by famed
Bahamian artist Eddie Min-
nis along with a certificate
welcoming them to the
islands.
The Westcotts were mar-
ried in Toronto-on June 4,
2005 and honeymooned at
RIU Resort on Paradise
Island. Patrick Westcott, an
advertising executive, has
been coming to the Bahamas
since he was three months
old and has made over 25
trips since then.
His father donated exten-
sively to the education of
young Bahamians in the
1980s and 90's.


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extraordinary people who quietly make a difference and enrich our
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P 0 Box N-3221
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