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'Danger from toxic

material storage'


* By KARAN MINNIS
THE lack of chemical waste
disposal facilities in the
Bahamas could be seriously
endangering lives.
Rob Evans, service manager
of Bahamas Waste Limited,
says that his company currently
has a medical waste facility, but
the service is rarely used
."Even though we have the
facilities to deal with medical
waste, physicians still choose to
incorrectly dump their waste at
the city dump because it's free.
However, it's past time that this
situation be dealt with," he said.
Dwayne Curtis, assistant
director of the Department of
Environmental Health, admit-
ted that in some cases chemi-
cal wastes have been stored in
containers for more than 50
years because there are no
proper facilities to handle such
waste in the Bahamas.
However, he said that the
chemical waste from places such
as Princess Margaret Hospital
are being stored in approved
containers until a proper facili-
ty can be constructed.
"Despite the lack of facilities,


people are not to simply dis-
pose of chemical waste," said
Mr Curtis.
"The incorrect disposal of
chemical wastes can be haz-
ardous and possibly life threat-
ening.
"Some chemical wastes may
be fire hazardous, toxic, or even
radioactive depending on what
it contains. It is important to
handle such -wastes with the
proper care and management,"
he said.
According to the Environ-
mental Monitoring & Risk
Assessment Department,
before a chemical waste can be
disposed of it should to be
assessed by the department
along with a Health Inspector.
"All chemicals, oils, and oth-
er wastes are to be treated dif-
ferentially," said Melony
McKenzie, director of environ-
mental health.
"Cooking oil, which is usual-
ly biodegradable," she said,"
can simply be placed in a con-
tainer until it can be disposed of
at the city dump rather than to
pour it in the drains."
SEE page six


JOSEPH Pratt, husband of
Deputy Prime Minister Cyn-
thia Pratt, will be flown to
Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami
early this morning to undergo
a coronary angiogram.
The procedure scheduled at


Doctors Hospital for yester-
day morning had to be post-
poned when technicians ran
into difficulties in upgrading
the angiogram machine.
SEE page ten


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Tribune Staff Reporter Rental, Payloader & Trucking Service,
to cease all activity at the site until the
HUNDREDS of tons of industrial complaint filed by the Bahamas
debris and garbage at Bonefish Pond, National Trust can be heard.
one of the four National Parks in New However, when visiting the area yes-.
Providence, has now been bulldozed terday, The Tribune saw a D8 bull-
into the pond. dozer continuing to push the debris
On Tuesday the Supreme Court into the pond. The bulldozer's operator
ordered Jerome Lafleur Senior and said he had been working in the area


* By NATARIO MCKENZIE and
CARA BRENNEN
FOLLOWING the destruction of the San Andros
Airport, the North Andros Regatta has been postponed
to early September.
Yesterday the Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture
announced that the Regatta would now be held from
September 8 to 11.
The event was previously scheduled for the Indepen-
dence weekend Friday, July 8 to Monday, July 11 -
but ministry officials said the disruption of air travel.
coupled with the Colinalmperial CAC games led to the
postponement. This could mean major financial loss
for some 40 vendors who have stalls at the regatta.
SEE page ten


for almost a week, and was now focus-
ing on excavating the site to remove
the fill from the area.
Last week, the Trust held a press
conference at the national park to draw
the public's attention to the problem.
They used the opportunity to publicly.
ask that those responsible stop the
SEE page ten


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* By DINA TSERETOPOULOS
THE Bahamas has drawn
fierce criticism on the global
stage for its treatment of Cuban
immigrants
An article in the National
Review, a prominent right-wing
American political magazine, is
SEE page ten


Attorney calls for
assault charges
against RG staff
* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
ATTORNEY Fayne Thomp-
son is calling for assault charges
to be brought against staff mem-
bers who on Wednesday alleged-
ly prevented Registrar General
Elizabeth Thompson from ful-
filling her duties.
Expressing his outrage, Mr
Thompson, the brother of the
Registrar General, said he hopes
police "take their time to con-
sider all the circumstances and
bring all the correct charges".
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P E TH SYU 7S I


ennis


becomes first


urricane of the season


TROPICAL storm Dennis
was upgraded to a category
one hurricane early yester-
day evening.
According to the Bahamas
meteorological department,
Dennis became the first hur-
ricane of the season at
around 6pm.
Early yesterday evening,
Hurricane Dennis was being
tracked 315 miles east-south-
east of Kingston, Jamaica
moving in a west-north-west



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Maximum winds at

85 miles per hour


direction at 14 miles per
hour.
Maximum winds were at
85 miles per hour.
Senior meteorological offi-
cer Doug Pinder said that
Hurricane Dennis does not
presently pose any threat to
the Bahamas.
He said the extreme south-
eastern Bahamas would have
begun experiencing some
related showers last night.
When Dennis was named a


tropical storm this week, it
marked the first time in his-
tory that four tropical storms
have been identified so early
in the season.
Before it was named a hur-
ricane yesterday, the Nation-
al Hurricane Center in Flori-
da said Dennis was expect-
ed to gain intensity and have
far-reaching effects on the
Florida and Caribbean.
Earlier yesterday, Chief
Meteorological officer Basil


Dean said the storm could
reach hurricane intensity by
yesterday.
"Because the storm is
traveling on a west-north-
west direction, it is going to
steer clear of the Bahamas",
he said.
Jamaica
"It is moving of off the
Bahamas and is situated in
the passage east of Jamaica
and off the western portion
of Cuba".
"Dennis could be a cate-
gory 1 hurricane by tomor-
row and if the upper level
conditions are favorable it
could eventually reach a cat-
egory 2 or 3 hurricane," he
said.


If it remains on its current
track, Dennis could bring
showers, cloudiness and
windy conditions throughout
the next two days in the
south east, central and even
the northern Bahamas.
Mr Dean said: "I don't
foresee the winds exceeding
30 knots and sea levels being
above 10 feet".
"There is no danger of
storm surges he
added.
Asked about the tropical


storm Cindy, Mr Dean said
that "she is no threat, as she
is traveling in a northerly
direction towards Louisiana.
We may feel the effects of
the tropical waves".

Monitor
He said that the met office
will "continue to monitor
Dennis, but based upon our
computer model and other
data, we see no chance of it
shifting".


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* PATRICE NICHOLLS (right) has her blood pressure
checked by Jennifer Mackey yesterday when the PHA came
to the offices of The Tribune as part of a 'healthy lifestyle ini-
tiative'.
(Photo: Felipg Major/Tribune staff)


* By KRYSTEL ROLLE
IN CELEBRATION of its sixth anniversary, the Public
Hospital Authority (PHA) has launched a "healthy
lifestyle initiative" that kicked off earlier this week.
. The PHA has partnered up with corporate Bahamas in
an effort to improve the overall health in the country.
The PHA began the initiative by bringing in health care
officials to test the blood pressure, glucose levels, choles-
terol, weight and height of Governor General, Dame Ivy
Dumont and her staff.
Several media houses including The Tribune, ZNS and,
The Nassau Guardian were also tested.
The media was targeted because the press has less time
to get out and go to see their doctors, said anniversary
committee head Jennifer Marshall-Mackey.

Data
After each person was tested, he or she was provided
with a medical passport displaying medical history, per-
sonal data, medication history, heart disease risk data and
a weight and blood pressure tracker.
"You can use this passport anywhere you go," Mrs Mar-
shall-Mackey said. "It gives you a baseline, or a starting
point; it gives you an idea of what's wrong, if something is
wrong with you," she said.
After the testing was completed at The Tribune, Mrs
Marshall-Mackey said almost everyone is relatively
healthy.
Some members of staff who displayed "abnormalities"
were offered "healthy advice," she said. A
"Hopefully we have left you more educated and aware."
Sports Reporter Kelsie Johnson was happy with her test
results.
"It's always a pleasure knowing you're healthy," she
said.


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E00L. $500,000 in hurricane aid for Bahamas

r By a DANIELLE STUBBS BD AN* S 1 prepared for hurricanes and oth- nesses that are the engines of
Tribune Staff Reporter US e o 1t 1 m er natural calamities," said Mr growth in many island
THE Bahamas received Likewise, he encoura Rood. economies."
THE Bahamas received Likewise, he encouraged "The construction and other


By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

ALPHONSO Smith, the
2002 PLP campaign co-ordina-
tor for North Andros claimed
yesterday that the owners of
Western Air donated the use of
their planes to the party as a
campaign gift.
In a release yesterday, Mr
Smith said he supervised the
use of Western Air aircraft on
election day.
"Shortly after the election, I
approached Mr Rex Rolle and
I asked him what he was owed
for the use of the aircraft.
"Mr Rolle said that the use
of the aircraft should be con-
sidered as a donation from him
and his wife. 'This is our dona-
tion,' he told me."
Mr Smith further claimed
that at no point was Labour
and Immigration Minister and
*North Andros MP Vincent
6Peet involved in arranging
'flights for the election.
"I dealt with that. From the
Point when I spoke to Mr Rolle
shortly after the election up to
this day.
S"Mr. Rolle has never said to
qor anyone else that I know
Soft iai the -Honourable Vih-
cent Peet or I or the Progres-
sive, Liberal Party owed him
ug" Peet has vehe-
In diedf that he owes
js lir $95,000, the attor-
fi..e copmpany Desmond
has released invoices
N ims represent bills that
were sent to;:.the minister.
Mr Baiinistr. said the own-
ers of lthcorpOiy3 Rex and
Shaindifeolltiahae instruict-
ed hini to collect the overdue
bills.
? However, he denied that this
Pstructtion was in any way con-
nec'ted to the Department of
Immigration recently denying
,wqrk permits for six Western
A#r pilots.
'The company says the work
permit denial has crippled the
company.
According to Mr Peet, the
six pilots, who are from
Argentina, never had work per-
mits.
The Rolles maintain howev-
er that all of them worked for
the company for at least two
years, and were granted work
permit' approvals repeatedly
during that time.


$500,000 yesterday as part of a
$100 million US government hur-
ricane recovery and risk reduc-
tion effort in the Caribbean.
The US Congress approved the
relief effort through USAID, fol-
lowing the extensive damage sus-
tained by the country during last
year's hurricane season, which
disrupted essential services and
caused damage estimated at over
$200 million.

Signed
A Memorandum of Under-
standing between the Bahamas
and US was signed at the Min-
istry of Foreign Affairs yesterday
by US Ambassador John Rood,
acting Minister of Foreign Affairs
Vincent Peet, and mission
director for USAID Karen Turn-
er.


"Even while responding to
damage caused in the southern
United States by the worst hurri-
cane season in years," Mr Rood
said, US President George Bush
"made clear that the Caribbean
was a priority."
"The president requested,
and congress approved $100
million in funding for the
Caribbean nations affected by
the storms of 2004," said Mr
Rood.
He said that President Bush
signed the bill into law on Octo-
ber 13, 2004, "and is today
extremely pleased to contribute
an additional $500,000 for hurri-
cane recovery work in the
Bahamas."
The USAID programme sup-
ports hurricane recovery
and reconstruction in the


ENDURING long lines to get a US Visa in Nas-
sau may become a thing of the past within weeks if
the US Embassy implements a proposed reservation
system.
With the Embassy processing a record number of
35,000 Visas this fiscal year, US Ambassador John
Rood said he is "giving careful consideration" to
two possible measures that would make processing
more efficient.
Embassy officials are proposing either a reserva-
tion system that will eliminate the need for persons
to wait in long lines, or they will seek to have
awnings built that will provide a protective covering
from the sun, making.standing in line less of a bur-
den.
Mr Rood's remarks come after several recent
complaints by members of the public to The Tribune
about "the unbearable experience of towing visa
lines at the US Embassy."
"It bothers me when I drive by and see people
standing out there just waiting so long, but if people
would come in by 7am and have all of the necessary
documentation with them, it would really speed the
process up a lot," said Mr Rood.
Although he did not specify which of the two
proposed measures the Embassy is leaning towards,
Mr Rood said the implementation of the reservation
process would require an additional $10-$15 increase
on the present $100 Visa processing fee.
He said the extra fee will cover the cost of hiring
a company to take reservationcalls,,s.: .
Mr Rood said there would still braloirances for
between 20-30 walk-ins per day fili atio
procedure is implemented.


Bahamas, Tobago, Grenada, and
Jamaica.
It is also is working with vari-
ous governmental and non-gov-
ernmental partners in the region
to identify and support pilot activ-
ities that can be implemented
over the next several months "to
demonstrate low .cost, effective
approaches that improve the dis-
aster risk profile in high priority
areas, such as the low income
housing sector."
However, Mr Rood said the
governments "cannot do it
alone."
"The private sector, such as the
banking industry, should demand
high standards in building codes
and other disaster mitigation
measures as a conditionality of
funding, and insurance compa-
nies should ensure that homes are


LINES outside of the US Embassy.

Despite complaints made by those enduring the
usual lengthy summer lines at the Embassy, Mr
Rood said "the Embassy in New Providence is best
known in the Caribbean for proficiency in providing
Visas."
Slie. credits ,the Bahamas~ thriving economy and the
lisge number of visitors, particularly those conung by.
crdis shIp for the increased. mTber of visasbeing.,
issued this' fiscal year :


Bahamians to take disaster miti-
gation into their own hands.
"Educate yourself on low cost
housing techniques that will pre-
vent you from losing your home
to a natural disaster," he said.

Students
Ms Turner asked those present
to "think about the students who
could not go to school because of
damaged campuses and roads, or
the loss of income and produc-
tivity of small and micro busi-


assistance under this pro-
gramme," according to Ms Turn-
er, "will be channeled through
local entities so that Bahamians
can help other Bahamians build
back better."
In closing his address, Mr Rood
said that "the agreement we are
signing marks a strong partner-
ship between the US and the
Bahamas, a relationship that I am
most proud of."
He added that "there is really
no better friend the United States
has than the Bahamas."


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ENDING their summit yes-
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proposed measures to
assist in solving the crisis in
Haiti.
The security situation in Haiti
has been deteriorating since the
coup d 6tat in February 2004,
which deposed President Jean
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the priority issues discussed at
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They likewise agreed on a
strategy to confront the disad-
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sales practices proposed by the
European Union for the Africa-
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Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

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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

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Publisher/Editor 1972-

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EDITOR, The Tribune
IT is not often that I publicly
agree with Archbishop Drexel
Gomez, but in one of his state-
ments a few weeks ago, there
is a complete consensus ad idem
or a meeting of our minds. In
his release, Archbishop Gomez
blasted the religious communi-
ty for being nothing but a bunch
of "hypocrites and sinners!"
This revelation was most sur-
prising as indicated in the pre-
amble of the Bahamas Consti-
tution is the fact that the
Bahamas is supposed to be a
nation with Christian values.
Christian values imply that the
Bahamian people live their lives
following the examples of
Christ. With all of the reverend
doctors, apostles, bishops, dis-
ciples or whatever title some
people want to award them-
selves, the Bahamas should be
one of the holiest places on
earth, second only to the holy
city of Jerusalem.
One of the characteristics of a
true Christian that the Bible
suggests is to visit the impris-
oned. Archbishop Gomez's con-
cern is that the vast majority of
inmates at Fox Hill Prison are
members of a church in the
Bahamas. What have these
churches done to reach out to
these persons especially when
they are so desperately in need
of some sort spiritual guidance?
Why have the spiritual needs
of this group of "black sheep"
apparently been ignored by the
Bahamian church? After all,
should one sheep of the flock
stray shouldn't an astute shep-
herd go and seek him out?
The Bahamian church has.
clearly failed as far too many,
of their members continue to
end up behind bars.
Another area consistent with
Christian values suggested in
the Bible is to "feed the hun-
gry and clothe the naked!" In
this area, time and time again,
the Bahamian "Christian" has
demonstrated that there is no
limit to hypocrisy.
By ignoring the needs of the
hungry and the naked, this
hypocrisy is anti-Christian in a
nation that professes to be
Christian. Far too many church
leaders set a bad example and
are too busy maintaining their
large split-level homes out east
or out west along with their lat--
est fancy cars to hear the cries
of the poor.
The recent closure of
Cheshire Home for persons
with disability represents one
of the most disgraceful, shame-
ful and un-Christian acts that
the Bahamas has witnessed in a


long time: How on God's earth
can this group of weak, down-
trodden and disadvantaged per-
sons be treated so shabbily?
Evicted in the most undigni-
fied manner and literally thrown
out with no place to go, any
decent and Christian person
should be outraged by this
insensitive act. None of us can
truly imagine what the inhabi-
tants of Cheshire Home went
through.
After fifteen years, you are
thrown out on the streets of
Nassau like dogs to survive. The
trauma and anxiety of uncer-
tainty as their power and water
were turned off is nothing short
of mental cruelty. Once again,
the Bahamian "Christian" has
proven that they are a world
leader in hypocrisy as not even
the church as a body came to
the assistance of these unfortu-
nate souls.
The Hon. Melanie Griffin in
hercapacity as Social Services
Minister has indicated that they
were aware of the pending evic-
tion for the past two years. Yet,
what has her ministry done to
facilitate the residents to avoid
the mess that they ended up in?
Another statement indicated
that the residents were to be
relocated, but where? After
spending time at the Nassau
Beach Hotel, they were then
moved to an undisclosed loca-
tion for their "protection and
security".
What a bunch of hogwash!
What do these individuals need,,..
protection and security from? -
The bottom line is that the
Bahamian society all too often
treats persons who are chal-
lenged with a disability as less
than human or as an after-
thought. They fail to understand
that these individuals have feel-
ings and pride, the same as
everyone else.
Minister Griffin, ihaybe you
can enlighten the Bahamian
public as to where we are with
legislating special protection for
persons challenged with dis-
ability that was called "The Bill
of Rights for persons with Dis-
ability".
In the PLP's manifesto or
book of campaign promises,
"Our Plan", the PLP had
promised among other things
to "ensure that all government
policies to help those in distress
are administered humanely,
sympathetically yet efficiently."
What would it take to construct
a permanent home for persons


with disability in both Nassau
and Freeport, something they
had been trying to do for years?
Minister Griffin represents a
government that had no diffi-
culty conceding tens of millions
of dollars to rich foreign
investors who are only here to
make money. Yet we cannot
give something to the most dis-
advantaged in our society?
Remember the story of Lazarus
who was only given the crumbs?
The Bahamas is a land of plen-
ty. We can do a better job of
taking care of our persons with
disabilities.
Years ago when Jane Fonda
was running for Mayor of Santa
Monica, California, her position
was quite simple and straight-
forward. Any business wanting
to do business in her town must
do something extra for the
town. It is not enough just to
provide jobs but in addition you
must make a meaningful con-
tribution to our way of life.
The PLP government has
often boasted about how many
Billions (one thousand millions)
are being invested in the
Bahamas by foreigners. Just a
small fraction of that amount
will go a long way and make a
big difference to those in need.
Algernon Allen as Minister
of Social Services had such a
positive impact on that ministry.
He showed the disabled that
they had the same rights as any
other Bahamian. To this end,
he made the House of Parlia-
ment wheelchair accessible and
for the first time persons in
wheelchairs were able to attend
Parliament when they were
debating an issue important to
them.
Even more significant, Alger-
non Allen in his fight ,for per-
sons with disability circulated a
green and then a white paper
for discussion to pass a "Bill of
Rights" for persons challenged
with a disability.
However, Algernon Allen's
most significant contribution to
the Ministry of Social Services
was that he cared. With his clear
vision of where the disabled
should be placed in our society,
he lifted their spirits and gave
them hope.
Rather than the abundance
of hypocrisy so often displayed
in Bahamian society, our
national objective should be a
kinder, gentler and more Chris-
tian nation. This I am certain
Archbishop Gomez would
wholeheartedly agree!
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PERCENTIE, DDS
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McKENZIE
A HAITIAN-Bahamian
man has been charged with
the 2003 shooting death of
junkanoo enthusiast Eric
"Cardico" Rolle.
Rolle, who was well
known in the junkanoo com-
munity, was a member of
the Shell Saxon Superstars
in its formative years, the
One Family group and final-
ly the Roots as a costume
designer.
He was 53 years old at the
time of his death.
Rolle was gunned down
in front of his home in Black
Village on August 20,2003.
Initial reports state that
-two gunmen approached
him while he was sitting out-
side his triplex apartment
building and shot him in the
'chest.
John Thelus, 25, of Miami
Street appeared in court on
Tuesday to be charged with
SRolle's murder, .
:He was not required to
enter a plea before Magis-
trate Marilyn Meeres and
was not represented by .a
lawyer.
It is alleged that on
Wednesday August 20 2003,
Thelus, being concerned
with others, intentionally
caused the death of Eric
Rolle.
Thelus was also charged
with conspiracy to commit
armed robbery.
It is alleged that on that
same date Thelus agreed
with another to commit
armed robbery.
Due tc the nature of the
charge Thelus was not enti-
tled to bail and was remand-
ed to Fox Hill Prison.
The matter was adjourned
to September 12 when a
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THE public on New
Providence can look for-
ward to a better-tasting,
more reliable water supply
by this time next year.
The Water and Sewerage
Corporation yesterday
signed a $140 million con-
tract with Consolidated
Water for the construction
of the Blue Hills reverse
osmosis plant.

Facility
According to the terms
of the contract, the facility
will provide potable water
to New Providence through
reverse osmosis beginning
July 2006.
Consolidated Water,
along with its Bahamian
subsidiary the Waterfields
Company, has agreed to
develop and operate the
sea water conversion plant


tremendous value in terms
of providing an adequate
supply of potable water to
the residents of New Prov-
idence," said Abraham
Butler, general manager of.
the Corporation.

Public
According to Mr Butler,
the public in New Provi-
dence will see an end to
water rationing and an
improvement in the
potable water supply by
next year.
The water provided by
the facility will be required
to meet or exceed World
Health Organisation
(WHO) potable water stan-
dards.
The Corporation is seek-


COB council

awaits panel

report on

Dr Smith

By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE COB council said it
is currently awaiting the
report from the panel con-
sidering whether action
should be taken against col-
lege president Dr Rodney
Smith.
The special advisory pan-
el was convened in late June
by the council to recom-
mend if action should be
taken against Dr Smith after
he admitted to plagarising
part of a speech.
"We are expecting to hear
from them in the very near
future with respect to their
recommendation," said col-
lege council chairman
Franklyn Wilson yesterday.

Advisory
Mr Wilson said that the
advisory panel, which
includes international
experts, is working "dili-
gently."
Dr Smith publicly apolo-
gised in early June for failing
to name one of three writers
whose work he used in a
convocation address to the
college.
The excerpt, he said in his
apology, was from a speech
sent to him in 2002 byJohn
Sexton, the president of
New York University.
Since that time, some
have made strong calls for
Dr Smith's resignation,
while others have rallied
behind the embattled acad-
emic.
Although the advisory
panel has been mandated to
make recommendations, the
final decision on Dr Smith's
fate rest in the hands of the
college council.


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MINISTER of Housing
Shane Gibson drew attention
to the inadequacy of the pre-
sent water supply.


ing to produce "potable
water that people will want
to buy, will enjoy drinking
and want to buy again," Mr
Butler said.

Market
After plant is construct-
ed, the Bahamas will
become the single biggest
corporate market for Con-
solidated Water said Jef-
frey Parker, director and
chairman of the company.
"The Blue Hills plant
will be our largest water
production facility. The
combined capacity of the
two Nassau plants will
exceed 9.0 million imperial


to distribute water where
resources are scarce.
The devastating 2004
hurricane season, along
with the repeated mechan-
ical problems that have
hindered the Andros-to-
New Providence water
shipping operation, empha-
sised the inadequacy of the
present water supply as
well at its fragility and sus-
ceptibility to failures, said
Minister of Housing and
National Insurance Shane
Gibson.
"For the past several
years the Water and Sew-
erage Corporation was
been plagued by pro.duc-
tion problems and the sign-
ing of this contract to build
a new reverse osmosis
plant will certainly add


gallons per day, compared
with our company's total
combined water production
capacity of approximately
10 million imperial gallons
in all of its markets
throughout the Caribbean
region at the present time,"
Mr Parker said.
Consolidated Water and
Waterfields Company will
also be providing job
opportunities and training
for Bahamians.

Strategic
In 2003 the Water and
Sewerage Corporation
developed a strategic 10-
year plan for future water
supply, which focused on
eliminating the use of
unreliable importation
practices and poor water
sources, as well as on
increasing'storage capaci-
ty, stand-by power gener-
ation, demand centres and
excess production capaci-
ty, said Mr Gibson.
The new facility will be
able to withstand winds of
up to 150mph and remain
fully functional during
power outages, he
said.
There are currently 12
reverse osmosis systems
used in the Bahamas, nine
of which were implemented
under the present govern-
ment Mr Gibson noted,
adding that arrangements
for two more facilities are
being finalised.


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THE Environmental Health Department is providing addition-
al equipment and manpower to assist with the removal of old vehi-
cles and large pieces of debris from the Millar's Creek area.
Millar's creek, the only creek that flows directly from Coral
Harbour straight through the Cow Penn area, has been used as a
dumping ground for quite a number of years
Emmanuel McKenzie, the Project Director of the Millar's Creek
Preservation Group (MCPG), said the move was an important
step in cleaning up the Bahamas.
The MCPG, which consists of several residents of the Carmichael
Road area and is headed by Mr McKenzie, has been working
closely with the Environmental Health Department to restore and
preserve Millar's Creek and Bone Fish Pond.
In a statement last Monday, Mr McKenize said: "This is an
important step in cleaning the Bahamas and we hope that other
communities will contact the department to 'Work with them to
resolve similar matters in their neighborhoods."
"The damage to the ecosystem is quite extensive and will take, the
assistance of the community and the government to restore," he
:'added, .. '
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delays


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'were necessary'


Mid-August is

'more likely as

completion date'


i By ADRIAN GIBSON project.
"Road contractors experi-
THE delays that prevent- enced problems with utilities
ed the Harrold Road project that served as an impediment
fiom being completed in time throughout the project, as no
fpr the CAC games were all road map was made previ-
nrecessary and justified, said a ously to say where in the
senior Ministry of Works offi- ground they were.
cial. "They have also encoun-
The July 8 start of the tered problems with sinkholes
games had been mentioned as they cannot recognise
-as.a .possible completion date them from the surface,"_-she-
after the deadline Yhadito--e said.
extended a third time. The permanent secretary
I Permanent Secretary at the said mid-August is the most
1linistry of Works Anita realistic date for full comple-
Sbernard said a mid-August tion, as "fixtures for lighting,
deadline is "more likely as a landscaping and signage must
4ate for substantial comple- be put in place".
t on" of the roadway. "We cannot do anything
r She said that because the without signage" she said.
delays were justified, the "We cannot do the road lin-
"iiiiTsTriy-td-not penialise-the---ing until the asphalt matures
contractors working on the and that takes a month".


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Concern at waste


dumping standard


for chemicals


FROM page one
Studies have shown that if
cooking oil is poured down
drains or in to sewers it can
cause blockages and odour
problems.
"Cooking oils should not be
disposed of with other kitchen
wastes because it can cause
spillage which lead to odour or
pollution problems," said Mr
Curtis.
When asked about dry clean-
ing chemical wastes, Mr Curtis


said that usually the liquid sol-
vents, used in dry cleaning, can
be cleaned and reused.
"However, the filters used to
clean the solvent and the sol-
vent residues are managed and
disposed of as hazardous
wastes," he added. "These fil-
ters are usually sent to special
facilities for recycling or incin-
eration, but there are no such
facilities in the Bahamas."
Spotless Cleaners' manager,
Ken Cowderoy, said this state-
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said the chemicals are distilled
by heat in order to purify them
and even though filters are used
in the dry cleaning process they
are also distilled.
"Once the filters are distilled
to remove the cleaning chemi-
cals, they are thrown away," he
said. "The only thing left in the
filters are the body soils and dirt
found in the clothing."
He added that not all dry
cleaners do this. However, up
to press time no other dry clean-
ing company had returned any
of The Tribune's calls.
"Currently, the department
is planning to build a storage
facility at the Harrold Road
dump site to store this chemical
waste," said Mr Curtis.
He explained that at this facil-
ity the waste will be processed
and disposed of or sent aboard
to be treated.
"Until this can be done we
have told companies that pro-
_.duceJhazardous-waste-te-store----
it. We once simply buried such
wastes, like hospital waste, but
over the past decade we have
seen that this can contaminate
water and cause a number of
other problems. So currently
that type of waste is just being
stored," said Mr Curtis.


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Ambassador's praise for officer


THE captain of a Coast
Guard patrol boat involved in
apprehending dozens of illegal
migrants and more than $2.2
million in drugs has won praise
from the US ambassador.
The US Coast Guard Cutter
Chandeleur, a 110-foot patrol
boat based in Miami, Florida,
has been involved with stopping
drug and migrant flow from
Bimini and Grand Bahama.
With the aid of an RBDF
shiprider, the Chandeleur also
assisted in the seizure of three
illegal fish catches in the
Bahamas, resulting in thousands


of dollars in proceeds from the
sale of the catch.
Ambassador John Rood, who
greeted the ship when it visited
Nassau on June 25, congratu-
lated its captain, Lieutenant
Adam Morrison, on an out-
standing two-year tour of duty
He said: "In addition to the
huge operational successes that
you and your crew exhibited,
your crew fought the thankless
battle of migrant interdiction,
stopping hundreds of Haitian
and Cuban migrants from ille-
gally entering our waters. Even
moxe importantly, you.com-


pleted the mission with the
expertise that enabled every
migrant transfer to be complet-
ed without injury or delay."

Relationships

The ambassador added:
"Morrison helped to forge rela-
tionships with law enforcement
counterparts in the Bahamas
and devoted thousands of hours
to patrolling Bahamian waters
with RBDF shipriders, sharing
expertise, skills and knowledge
that have allowed numerous


New association installs officers


Ludell Theophilus installs president Tamka Scott and president-elect Tahesha Ingraham at the
Bahamas Court Reporters Association installation at the BCPOU Hall
(Photo: Mario B. Duncanson/ Tribune Staff)


THE first officers have been installed for
the newly founded Bahamas Court Reporters
Association (BCRA).
The BCRA held elections in February, and
yesterday court reporters in New Providence
gathered for their installation under the motto
"Preserving the record."
There are 34 court reporters in the Bahamas
- 30 in New Providence and four in Grand
Bahama.
The association was founded to bring
reporters together and give the public a broad-
er understanding of what they do and how
they play an integral part in. the judicial process.


"We aim to bring reporters together and
encourage them to maintain high standards of
work," association president Tamika Scott told
The Tribune yesterday.
"We also promote the exchange of profes-
sional knowledge between members of the
association and the judiciary."
The BCRA is a part of the National Court
Reporters Association (NCRA), based in
Chicago.
Four Bahamian court reporters will be attend-
ing the annual NCRA convention in three
weeks, held in Arizona, which brings court
reporters from all over the world together.


operational successes."
Lieutenant Commander Ter-
ry Johns, Coast Guard liaison
officer for the Bahamas, said:
"This was a great opportunity
for the ship's crew to see how












A CHURCH community
is mourning the death of one
of its leading ministers.
Bishop Austin Saunders,
64, the senior pastor of Faith
Mission Church of God on
Fox Hill Road, passed away
on Monday at his house on
Fox Hill Road.
Bishop Saunders has held
many positions and will be
missed by many. He joined
the ministry in 1973 and
became a licensed minister
in 1978.
In 1981 he established the
Faith Mission Church of
God and served as its first
pastor up until his death.
He was a leader in the
church and the community,
and took part in several
community projects includ-
Sing the Urban Renewal Pro-
gramme for the Fox Hill
community.
He leaves behind his wife
of 46 years, Cleomi Saun-
ders, four sons and two
daughters.
His body will be laid to
rest on Independence Day,
July 10, at the Church of
God Convention Centre,
Joe Farrrington Road at 1.30
pm.
On Friday a service will
be held in his memory at
7.30pm at the Faith Mission
Church of God, to which the
public is invited.


their largely unseen contribu-
tion is appreciated. Every single
day, there are one to three of
these ships working in or near
The Bahamas, protecting both
of our nations from the constant


flow of illegal drugs and
migrants. Thanks to the out-
standing relationships forged by
our two governments, ships like
the Chandeleur and their crews
will continue to be successful."


Independence plans



for city of New York


* By KRYSTEL ROLLE
BAHAMIANS all over the
world are making preparations
to celebrate our nation's 32nd
anniversary of Independence.
The Consulate General of the
Bahamas in New York is start-
ing the celebrations early, host-
'ing a "Bahamian Celebration"
from July 9 to 10.
To launch the festivities in
New York, the office will host a
formal ball at the Astoria World,
Manor, during which Bahami-
ans willbe recognised who have
made notable contributions to
the Bahamian Diaspora in the
United States.
Receiving honours are: for-
mer fashion model Princess
* Chen Hanna-Cuilory; chaplain


of the Bahamian American
Association, Edmund John-
son; Edwin "Eddie J" John-'
son, businessman and treasur-
er and board member of the
Bahamas American Associa-
tion; and the director of
recruiting for AXA Advisors,
Lorette Nixon.

Hosts

The ball will be headed under
the auspices of the Hon Eldred
"Ed" Bethel, Consul General,
and his wife.
On Sunday the celebration
will be moved to Salem United
Methodist Church.
The 30-member Diocesan
Chorale of Nassau will per-


form at both events.
. An "ecumenical service of
thanksgiving" will begin at 3pm,
with a reception immediately
following. The reception will be
entertained by singing sensa-
tion Jasmine Thomas and a
fashion show organized by
Cleopatra Rolle.
The celebrations will culmi-
nate on July 23 when the
Bahamian flag will be raised at
Bowling Green Park, Lower
Manhattan on Saturday at 10.30
am.
The 50-member Nation
Youth Choir, under the direc-
tion on Cleophas Adderley, and
the Friends 4 Life choir, both
from Nassau, will perform dur-
ing the flag-raising ceremony
and its reception.


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will increase pensions


paid to its 663 retirees


THE Bahamas Telecommu-
nications Company has
announced that it will increase
the pensions paid to its 663
retirees.
Each increase is calculated
based on the number of years
retired. According to the com-
pany, former employees will
receive an average monthly
increase of about $144.
According to BTC president
and CEO Michael Symonette,
"this payment reflects a cost of
living adjustment (COLA) that
the company considers quite
reasonable and timely, in light
of the rising cost of consumer
products and services."
The increase is retroactive to
January 1, 2005 and affects all
retirees of BTC presently col-
lecting pensions..
"Recognising that today's
employees are tomorrow's
retirees, BTC is making every
possible effort to assist its


retired workers with sustaining
a comfortable lifestyle through-
out retirement, and it will
endeavor to maintain an ami-
cable relationship with the
members of the Bahamas,
Communications and Public.
Officers Retirees Association,
which represents the interests
of the majority of its retired.
employees," said the company
in a release.
PICTURED (1-r) are
Michael Symonette, president
and CEO of the BTC, Charles
Sweeting, treasurer of the
Retirees Association, Delores
Nottage, secretary of the
Retirees Association, Bradley
Roberts, Minister of Works
and Utilities, Idena Burrows,.
president of the Retiree's Asso-
ciation, Reno Brown, execu-i
tive chairman of the BTC, and
Edmund Rigby, member of
Retirees Association.


LNG debate continues during Bahamian Forum


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THE enlightening debate about LNG facilities
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story) on Tuesday evening at the British Colonial
Hilton.
Pictured (1-r) are Dr David Allen, founder
of Bahamian Forum, Richard Coulson, presen-


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* By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Urban Renewal com-
mittee of Elizabeth Estates saw
to it that sixth grade boys from
a neighbourhood school were
clean cut and looking sharp for
their graduation ceremony.
On the eve of Thelma Gib-
son's six grade's graduation last
week, all of the boys were giv-
en a free hair cut courtesy of
the committee in preparation
for the big day.
Jermaine Davis, chairman of
the committee, also gave the
young men a motivational talk,
urging them to succeed despite
the odds and the fact that "a
lot of times, society judges us
by where we come from.
"I just try to empower them
and let them know that in them
there is a hidden treasure from
God.
Instead of saying we love
them and that we are behind
them 100 per cent, we showed
it," said Mr Davis.
In time for the beginning of,
the next school year in Sep-
tember, the committee plans
to perm the hair of girls attend-
ing the school and give all of
the.boys a hair cut.
Mr Davis said that they want
to bring hope to the young of
Elizabeth Estates and "take
back" every one of them who
has become "lost".
The committee has also
planned a festival in August.
"What this festival entails is
to bring the community togeth-
er as one. We want to live as a
family.
"When I went on a tour
some individuals do not know
who their neighbours are, and
they have been living there for
15 to 20 years," said Mr Davis.


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* By A FELICITY
INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE breathtaking landscape
of the Bahamas has been cho-
sen as the location for another
major motion picture.
Blue 14, a family-themed fea-
ture by Quantum Entertain-
ment and Braveheart Films, is
currently in production on
Grand Bahama. The filming of
Blue 14 comes just as the
Pirates of the Caribbean sequels
are propelling the country into
the world spotlight..
Filming
The filming of the movie,
split between Los Angeles and
Grand Bahama, follows the
saga of a teenage girl and her
tumultuous relationship with
her father, a dolphin research
scientist based in the Bahamas.


Using locations like Smith's
Point, Barbary Beach and
Unexso, the Blue 14 crew
began shooting at the end of
June and are expected to wrap
up production next week.
Producers
The movie producers have
incorporated a lot of Bahamian
talent on the set. Well known
Bahamian actors like Vivica
Watkins, Joey Jams, Rudy
Levarity, Chris Herrod and
Jamal McIntyre play major
roles in the film.
Blue 14, produced by Susan
Johnson and directed by
Michael Sellers, is expected to
hit theatres in about two years,
Chief executive at the
Bahamas Film Commission,
Donna Mackey, described the
movie as a "feel good film"
that many families will go to
see.


* BLUE 14, a family-themed feature by Quantum Entertainment and Bravheart Films,
is currently in production on Grand Bahama.


Senate members pay tribute to late Anglican priest


* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
SENATORS yesterday paid
tribute to Father Anthony
Roberts, the Anglican priest
who died at the age of 73.
Senate President Sharon
Wilson led the tributes,
expressing sympathy for Sen-
ator Gladys Johnson-Sands,
who is Fr Roberts' niece.
Fr Roberts was ordained a
deacon on June 29, 1987, after
completing theological studies
at the George Mercer Jr
Memorial School of Theology
in New Jersey and the General
Theological Seminary of New
York.
He served as an assistant
priest at the St Barnabas Angli-
can Church and Christ the


King and as
priest-in- charge
of the Anglican
Church in Har-
bour Island,
Eleuthera.
Prior to enter-
ing the priest-.
hood, Fr Roberts
served' as a PLP
cabinet minister.
He was also a
police chaplain
and served as
high commission-
er for the
Bahamas at the
Court of St James *FATH
in London. Ro
Following his
retirement from active duty in
1998, Fr Roberts assisted at the
parish of Saint James in Ade-


ER
obe


laide.
Finance Minis-
ter Senator James
Smith described
the late priest as
a "quiet warrior"
with a tremen-
dous business
acumen who was
clearly driven by
a firm belief of
God.
FNM leader
Senator Tommy
Turn q u estt
offered the sym-
pathy of his party
r Anthony to the family and
said Fr Roberts
will not only be
remembered as a priest but
also for his work with the Air-
port Airline and Allied Work-


ers Union.
"Everyone who came in con-
tact with him can attest for the
sincerity of Fr Roberts," he
said.
"His was a life well lived for
others," he added.
Senator Trevor Whylly
added that he would like the
record of the Senate to show
that Fr Roberts was one of the
founding fathers of the country.
Senator Johnson-Sands
called her uncle, "a stellar
Bahamian, a true patriot and
one of the country's finest
sons."
She said that she will cherish
very fond memories of outings
she shared with her uncle, who
loved nature and took his
nieces and nephews on picnics
and fishing trips.


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PAG 1, HURDA, ULY7,205 TE RIUN


Hospital flight


FROM page one
Dr Conville Brown, who
heads Mr Pratt's medical team,
said that a new part was being
installed in the camera when
technicians "hit a snag in recal-
ibrating" the machine. It was a
job that should not have taken
more than three or four hours -
however, as there was no guar-
antee when it would be opera-
tional, it was decided that Mr
Pratt should be flown to Miami.
Dr Brown said it was the,
same procedure that Prime
Minister Perry Christie under-
went when he was admitted to


hospital at Christmas.
Dr Brown said that Dr
Kevin Coy, senior cardiologist
at Mount Sinai, who assisted
in the preparation of the
angiogram section at Doctors
in 1996, and assisted in oper-
ating on the first 100 cases
here, will be in charge of Mr
Pratt's case.
Dr Brown will join the team
in Miami on Friday.
"The patient is stable, but
has issues that we would like
solved sooner rather than lat-
er," said Dr Brown.
Mrs Pratt will be with her
husband.


Regatta postponed

FROM page one
According to Donna Pickstock, chair person of the
North Andros Regatta Committee, the regatta ven-
dors make almost $100,000 in total at the event and
the same was expected at this the 12th annual regat-
ta. She said that the closure of the San Andros air-
port prompted committee officials to reschedule the
event.
"The reason we postponed the regatta was because
the airport in San Andros was burnt down," Mrs.
Pickstock told The Tribune yesterday.
"We thought it fitting to do so until things get
under control," she said.
Hundreds of residents and visitors travel to
Andros to watch the sailing event, which gives a
much needed boost to the economy
Lucitus Gibson, owner of Gibson and Son Food-
store in the Bluff, told The Tribune that while he
lives in the south and his business will not be affect-
ed, the North Andros regatta is the largest regatta on
Andros. He said he knew lots of people who planned
to travel from the south to the north of the island for
the sailing event.
"When it's regatta time, you can expect more
business than usual, it is a good boost for those cou-
ple days," he said.


Criticism over Cuba


FROM page one
putting pressure on the Bahamas
government to comply with interna-
tional law.
Jay Nordlinger of the National
Review not only accuses the
Bahamas government of collaborat-
ing with Cuban dictator Fidel Cas-
tro, but further argues that condi-
tions at the Carmichael Road Deten-
tion Centre are deplorable, citing
"malnutrition, disease, rape, mock
executions, beatings [and] random
sadism" as some of the hardships that
immigrants have to endure in the
detention centre.
He further claims that "the Bahami-
an government, despite being a
democracy, and an ally of the United
States, has a very cozy relationship
with Castro. They fear him, work with
him, submit to him."
He says that popular speculation
depicts the reason for Bahamian co-.
operation with Castro as being a
result of an event that occurred on


May 10, 1980, when "some eight
Cuban MIGs sank a Bahamian patrol
boat in Bahamian waters..." which he
asserts was "'a tremendous act of
intimidation, showing that Castro was
lord of the region, capable of any-
thing."
Nordlinger, a former state depart-
ment official, went so far as to allege
that Bahamian cooperation with Cuba
is due to money that Castro showers
on the islands, which is "not without
influence".
"It seems obvious," Nordlinget-
claimed, "that the Bahamian govern+
ment fears and respects Castro morq
than it does the United States." ,
When contacted for a reaction to
the article, Labour and Immigration
Minister Vincent Peet said that thI
National Review, while respected by
some, is "known for being an extreme
right wing paper."
Minister Peet said that "the govern-
ment has dealt with many of the
issues" presented in Mr Nordlingerl.s
article.


Dumping alert


FROM page one
industrial dumping. However,
the dumping has continued and
now the excavation of a Nation-
al Park has started.
Eric Carey, the director of
parks and science liaison for the
Trust, said that obviously the
persons responsible for the
dumping have no respect for
private property.
"For an individual to decide
that he could build an illegal
dump site, and then excavate
fill from the site clearly they
have no respect for the law.
They have been asked by the
Department of Works and
Physical Planning to cease and
desist their activity from Feb-
ruary. But clearly these people
don't want to stop," he said.
Mr Carey said that since the
initial injunction was ordered
and not obeyed, hopefully the
Supreme Court order would let
J & L Trucking know of the
"seriousness" of the matter.
"I am hoping that the defen-
dants understand clearly that
an order from the Supreme
Court, which is the highest court
in our country, is something that
they cannot deal with lightly.


Certainly an individual who
understands Bahamian law
would understand that the seri-
ousness of this has escalated.
"These lands are for future
generations and we can't sit by
idly while people get their short
term economic gains. That is why
we hope that this is taken to the
fullest extent of the law, to stop
them from destroying the nation-
al park any further," he said.
However, it may be too late
for the portion of land at Bone-
fish Pond that has been exca-
vated, and filled in with old cars,
burned tyres, concrete, metal,
and other waste.
"We can't restore that now,"
Mr Carey said, "that's a
destroyed part of the ecosystem.
We need to make an example
out of this individual and let
them know that the Trust would
not stand for the destruction of
our national parks.
"We are prepared to take this
thing fully through the legal
process, and we are intent on
seeing our rights be upheld
through the Supreme Court,
and stop these people from
destroying the national park.
We are intent on seeing that
happen," he said. ,


'Assault' cl


"The Registrar General of
the Bahamas is statutorily and
constitutionally protected and
mandated to fulfil her duties,
and two people were shadow-
ing her constantly and
obstructing a civil servant in
her work. That amounts to
assault," he told The Tribune
yesterday.
Mr Thompson said the inci-
dent makes him "frightened
for the Bahamas" and the
"democracy of this country."
Mr Thompson said that one
of the persons allegedly
involved "told me that he had
received his instructions from
the head office." He said if that
were true "it seems that some
people feel they are above the
law.
"How are we to tell Bahami-
ans that they have to comply
with the law, when some gov-
ernment ministries refuse to
comply with it?" he asked.
Mr Thompson said he finds
the entire situation "obscene."
"Next there will be dictator-
ship in the Bahamas," he
added.
Speaking with The Tribune,
Ms Thompson said that she
did not attempt to return to


work yesterday.
"Not because of this incti:
dent, but because I now nei
to consult with my lawyer."4,
The Registrar General
Wednesday filed charges
against Mr Michael Fernander
and Mrs Sherene CartwrighT
at the Central Police Station0
alleging that they hindered
her in carrying out her work.13
Ms Thompson claimed that
Mr Fernander followed her
throughout the office and put,
his foot in the way to stop hep: 4
from closing an office door. n,
The Registrar General furl-,
ther alleged that MNf-
Cartwright refused to comply
with requests and at one points
left the office saying she was. !
going home before she,
"punched someone in the-,
mouth."
Justice Hugh Small recently
ruled that Ms Thompson had
been wrongfully terminated, ,
from her post. Although th,
government sought an appli-,k
cation to stay this ruling, Jus-
tice Small upheld his initial,,
decision last week..
The attorney general's office.,
has since appealed the deci-:
sion.


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COB to release




strategic plan


* (LARE Symonette shows Attorney General and Minister of Education Alfred Sears a selection
of books as views the exhibition mounted at the 18th National Education Conference, at the Wyn-
dham Nassau Resort and Crystal Palace Casino


THlE College of The
Bahamas will release a strategic
plan for its development at the
end of August as it moves
towvards uniVersity status.
The government is hoping
tht' the college will become the
Ufliversity of the Bahamas, in
an-effort to better meet the
defiands for tertiary education
in the country
Attorney General and Minis-
ter- bf Education Alfred Sears.
said the COB is "diligently"
moving towards achieving uni-
versity status by 2007.
He said the university strate-
gic'plan, to be released by the
Council of COB, will be based
on-ihe recent self-analysis of the
institution by a number of task
forces.
"This plan will outline, in


great detail, the college's mis-
sion, vision, goals, objectives
and action steps toward the
accession to university status,"
Minister Sears said.
The minister was speaking at
the 18th National Education
Conference at the Wyndhami
Nassau Resort and Crystal'
Palace Casino, on the "Status
of Education in the Common-
wealth of The Bahamas".
. He said the ministry is con-
ducting recruitment exercises
in the United Kingdom to
address the shortage of teach-'
ers.
He also aid tlie ministry
would construct classrooms to'
replace those destroyed by last
year's Hurricanes Frances and
Jeanne, and to alleviate the
overcrowding in high schools in


esrLetaniatI on t'e aUveIiopmetL
of policy and a plan of, action
for the implementation ofdis-
tancelearning in The Bahamas.
The government is also to
restructure the Bahamas Tech-
nical and Vocational Institute
(BTVI) to meet the skill needs
through financial and technical_
assistance from the IDB.
"A national training agency.
will be established this year to,
ensure the efficient delivery of
technical education to all of our
islands and cays, in partnership J
with private sector partners,"
Mr Sears said.


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We need to have a national concensu



about the issues facing this country


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ON July 10, 2005, we
will observe 32 years
of national independence. Iron-
ically, 32 years ago was proba-
bly the last time we had a
national consensus on anything
of critical importance.
Since independence, we have
not come together to achieve
general agreement on any sig-
nificant national issue. It is now
time that we did.
Although it campaigned on
the promise that it would be a
government of consultation, the
Christie administration has not
been true to its promise.
Despite appointing numerous
bloated consultative commit-
tees, it has made many decisions
of national importance without
consulting those committees,
much less the Bahamian peo-
ple.
The most blatant example
was the issue of the Caribbean
Single Market and Economy
(CSME). The PLP admiqistra-
tion agreed, in principle, on
December 21, 2004, to sign on
to the revised Treaty of Chau-
guramas creating the CSME; it
did not consult the Bahamian


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people neither its own appoint-
ed Trade Commission in doing
so.
Interestingly, it was a per-
ceived consensus rejection of
the government's intention that
caused it to abandon its course
and refer the matter to the
Trade Commission, which
advised it to not sign and study
the issue further.
PM Christie and his govern-
ment had an excellent oppor-
tunity to usher in a new era of
consensus building immediate-
ly after election to office. They
failed to do so. This is unfortu-
nate.
Yet consensus building
remains vitally important to us
at this time in history.
More varied and complex are
our national development
issues; changes in our demo-
graphics pose cultural problems;.
political views and preferences
,are more varied than ever
before; and new and multiple
demands are being placed upon
us from the international com-
munity.
As we confront major chal-
lenges within and without, we
must formally agree in general


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on how we will approach these
challenges.
As opportunities increase but
become more and more diffi-
cult to discern and to seize, we
must agree on ways to marshal
our collective resources to give
ourselves the best possibility to
succeed.
We must allow adequate
expression to the many points
of views in our nation on mat-
ters of national importance but
in the end, we must achieve
general agreement on those
matters. This will give us a new
community and vitality.
What are some of the mat-
ters on which we must achieve
national consensus as a matter
of urgency?
A NATIONAL IDENTITY

Defining what it means
to be a Bahamian,
both legally and culturally, is
vital to our continuing devel-
opment because the Bahamian
is the building block of the
Bahamian state and as goes that
identity so goes the state.
The Constitution of the
Bahamas and the Nationality
Act define today how one qual-
ifies to be a Bahamian. Are
these laws effective under our
present circumstances in doing
so?
Fdr example, the. qualifica-
tion to be a Bahamian citizen
they give clumsily addresses
the issue of large numbers of
residents of the Bahamas who
feel disenfranchised by the
state.
The children of many immi-
grants, mostly Haitians, who
only know the Bahamas as
home, need a more definitive,
humane and efficient legal
answer to the question of their
status in the Bahamas. The
question must be put to the
Bahamian people.clearly and
squarely: do you want the cur-
rent legal qualification for citi-


zenship to remain, or should it
be changed?
If it should change, what
should be the new qualifica-'
tion? Once we have general
agreement on the issue, every
person in the state should have.
certainty. and dignity about their
standing in the state and we can
move on progressively.
Of course, while the legal
question of being a Bahamian
can be spoken to by law and
put to us as a people by way of
referendum, our cultural
approach to the question of
national identity is another mat-
ter.


STRAIGHT UI

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A national dialogue on this
issue must be developed and
conclusions drawn from that
dialogue.
The dialogue must speak to
matters like: a summary of our
history; the values and princi-
ples which we want to embrace
as a people; fundamental rights
we will promote; the vision we


challenge
we get an
to discus
and resol
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on foreign customers, particu-
larly in tourism and banking.
This makes it vulnerable both
to external economic shocks as
well as the economic, social and
political policies of foreign
states, especially the United
States.
What is critical here is not
whether we believe that this
model is good for our econo-
my or not; it is and the proof is
clear. As a matter national con-
sensus building, the Bahamian
people need to be asked
whether or not they want to
continue along this course, with
all its attendant benefits and


want to give it taxing powers
T A LK and the power to approve eo,-
nomic development projects,
____local or foreign.
We must decide whether we
L A I N G want to give local government
the authority and responsibility
for local policing, education and
health functions.
es. It is important that Ultimately, this becomes a
n opportunity formally matter of trust; whether.'we
s the issue as a nation want to trust local authorities
lve it. to have responsibility for local
f the society says that it affairs and live with the coise-
want to keep the mod- quence of giving them that
ants to change it, per- trust.


haps to put more emphasis on
agriculture, fisheries, manufac-
turing or some other industry?


We need as a people to visit
anew the question of how we
want to distribute the
sovereign power of the people
of the Bahamas


have for ourselves; our nation-
al brand; and how we see our-
selves and our role in the world.
We must formally achieve a
general agreement on these and
other cultural issues.
A NATIONAL ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT MODEL

Our economy is based
on a model that was
designed more than half-a-cen-
tury ago. The model is based
on the twin pillars of tourism
and financial services as well as
a commitment to a fixed
exchange rate regime.
There is no question that this
model has served us well to
date. The question is, will it
serve us well tomorrow, as is?
The model has at its core regu-
lar injections of foreign invest-
ment and a great dependence


Then the leaders of the nation
have a duty to pursue the
determined will of the people
and have them accept the. con-
sequences of their decision.
This is what nationhood
should be, making collective
choices and accepting respon-
sibility for those choices. Errors
will be made and lessons must
be learned; no maturity comes
without this experience.
THE GOVERNANCE OF.
THE COUNTRY

W e inherited the
Westminster form
of government from our former
colonisers. It has been for us a
stable form of government, sup-
portive of the principles of
democracy that have helped us
prosper as a people.
Again, national consensus
building does not seek to deter-
mine whether our current form
of government is good or bad
but rather, it seeks to determine
whether we want to keep it or
adopt some other form that we
believe is better.
The determination gives us
the ability to move forward with
collective certainty, willing to
accept the success or failure of
our determination.
We need as a people to visit
anew the question of how we
want to distribute the sovereign
power of the people of the
Bahamas.
We must achieve general
agreement on what and how
much power we want to give to
the various branches of gov-
ernment; what those branches
of government will be; and
under what circumstance and
how we will take back that pow-
er when abused or misused.
Critical in this regard, we
must speak maturely to the
question of local government.
We must achieve general agree-
ment on how much power we
want to give to local govern-
ment.
We must decide whether we


OUR PARTICIPATION IN
THE INTERNATIONAL
COMMUNITY

Like being born into a
society, at indepen-
dence we were born into a com-
munity, a community', of
nations. We may have chosen a
different reality if we had :the
opportunity but we did not,
As members of the world
community, we must determine
what kind of members we, will
be. Will we be active or passive
members? Will we be contribu-
tors or detractors? Will we be
standouts or stand-offish? Will
be neutral or partisan on inter-
national issues?
If partisan, will we align our-
selves according to our eco-
nomic interest or will we deter-
mine that there are governing
principles that we will embrace
independent of any economic
interest?
These are important ques-
tions and if formally answered
by the general population, they
will go a long way to give us a
common purpose and princi-
pled position in the world.
CONSENSUS, IS NECES-
SARY TO NATIONHOOD

T here are more issues
on which we must
achieve consensus. Those above
are but a few of the ones
deemed critical by this writer.
Consensus building is about
having a collective sense of self;
it is truly about enjoying col-
lective empowerment as a peo-
ple.
If Bahamians wake up in the
morning and cannot en masse
identify what they are about as
a community of people, they
are robbed of the certainty and
dignity of nationhood.
Worse still, they are robbed
of the opportunity, to address
their common challenges and
seize their collective possibili-
ties using the enormous
resources they share. God help
us to find a government willing
to truly lead us into an era of
consensus building.
THOUGHT FOR THE
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to celebrate Independence Day


H BY DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT The first
annual Traveler's Rest offshore
powerboat race will take place
this Independence holiday at
William's Town, where boaters


from Bimini, Abaco, Grand
Bahama and New Providence
will compete for cash prizes.
Thirty Bahamian boaters
have registered for 20-mile race
on July 11, with $3,000 up for
grabs.
Several other events will take


place starting July 8 leading up
to the race, including a pre-par-
ty Barcardi launch, motorcade,
cultural concert splash and fam-
ily fun day.
Ricardo Martin, manager of
the Traveler's Rest, said that in
addition to providing a much-


needed boost to the William's
Town area, part of proceeds
from the events would aid the
restoration of the YMCA and
Urban Renewal Kids on Grand
Bahama.
The race will consist of five
four-mile laps between Silver
Point and Running Mon Mari-
na. There are two class cate-
gories for Bahamian registered
vessels open class, and single
engine class for boats 22ft and
under.
The first and second place fin-
ishers will receive cash prizes
of $2,000 and $1,000. The win-
ners will also win a free mem-
bership in the Florida Power-
boat Association.
Mr Martin said .the race
course, which was designed by
BASRA, allows spectators to
view the entire action from start
to finish.


Veteran Bahamian power- with a bouncy castle.
boat racer/organisers such as Admission for children is free
Artis Neely,. Venerable Rolle, and $1 for adults. Children from
Junior Grant, and Ulrick Rolle Grand Bahama Children Home
would be recognised for their and Urban Renewal will be
contributions to powerboat rac- treated to free soft drinks and
ing on Grand Bahama. pizza, compliments of Pepsi and
"We hope that this will be Domino's Pizza.
first of many powerboat races in Later that evening, A Cul-
William's Town, where we also tural Reggae Splash Concert
hope to have US boaters com- featuring Jamaican artists War-
pete in the future," Mr Martin rior King and Yah Mali will be
said. held in William's Town. ,
Barcardi, a sponsor of the On Sunday July 10, a Beach
event, will kick off the week- Bash Party will start at 4pm with
end on July 8 with a pre-party a jet ski competition, Poker Test
and launch of its new apple rum Run BASRA course, a Miss
at the Traveler's Rest. Traveler's Rest competition and
On Saturday July 9, a fashion show by top Bahamian
motorcade showcasing the models in William's Town.
various boats in the race will On Monday Jtly 11, the boat
start at noon from Coral ;,,rtace and award presentation
Road Circle to YMCA play- will end with a jirtkanoo rush
ing field, where a fun day is out and live Bahamian enter-
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The cheque, presented to
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guests at the resort will have


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Kingsway, QC T

and South Haven
win in school ME

teams chess
AS PREDICTED, student
chess favourites Kingsway Acade-
my won the senior high division -
and the overall tournament in the
Insurance Management 2005
School Teams Chess Champi-
onships held recently at C.H.r
Reeves auditorium.Z
Kingsway's two top boards
Lemaro and Le Roi Thompson
each scored a perfect five wins to N KINGSWAY Academy won the Senior High Division and the
guide the Kingsway Team to vic- overall tournament in the Insurance Management School Teams 2005
tory over second place challengers Chess Championships recently held at C. H. Reeves. Helped by E QUEEN'S College Junior High won the
Old Bight High School from Cat team mates Craig Cambridge and Christopher Worrell (not pic- Junior School Teams division against South 0 IN A closely-fought battle between second place
Island. Alrico Russell from Old tured), the two Thompson brothers, Le Roi and Lemaro, scored a Haven, Old Bight and A.F. Adderley. Pictured finishers Cleveland Eneas Primary, South Haven
Bight shared top individual hon- perfect five victories each to win over second place finishers Old Bight are Q.C.'s Dominic Bower, who won four Academy won the Primary School Division in the
ours with the two Thompson Senior High from Cat Island. Pictured (L-R): Kingsway Academy's games and new-comer Jonathan Delaney. Not Insurance Management tournament. Pictured are (L-
brothers with his five wins.
Some 12 teams competed in the Lemaro Thompson, Le Roi Thompson and Craig Cambridge being pictured from Q.C. are Matthew Wong who R): Primary champs from South Haven: Renaldo
tournament that was split into presented with the School Teams Trophy by Raymond Wilson from scored 4 victories and Perry McHardy with 2.5 Cartwright, Mark Evans and Jason Bain. Missing is
three divisions: Senior High, Junior Insurance Management, the tournament's annual sponsor. points. John Pintard.
High and Primary.

Scores
Led by strong scores from
Dominic Bower & Matthew
Wong, supported by Perry
McHardy and newcomer Jonathan
Delaney. Queen's College won the
. Junior High Division. South Haven
came in a close second with only a
half point making the difference.
Old Bight and A.F. Adderley came
in 3rd and 4th respectively.
The hardest fought division was
the Primary where six schools viedN
for the trophy. Two strong teams
from South Haven Academy and "
Cleveland Eneas Primary pro-
duced a last-round clincher that
eventually went to South Haven
by a mere half point. The field
included Palmdale Primary, C.W.
Sawyer, Queen's College and Ger-
ald Cash. Q.C.'s Peter Henderson
and South Haven's Jason Bain
shared the top prize for individual
performances with five victories
apiece.
During the presentation, Insur-
ance Management's representa-
tive Raymond Wilson congratu-
lated and encouraged the students.
By supplying.schools with equip-
ment and training materials, Insur-
ance Management supports the
Bahamas Chess Federation's
Chess-In-Schools program run by
master trainer Warren Seymour. '
The Bahamas Chess Federation
holds regular tournaments and ..
tuition classes, with the next tour- 4
nament being the Independence
Tornado held at C. C. Sweeting
Senior High, at 10am on Saturday
July 9th. Call Mr. Warren Seymour!
for details at Tel: 325-6210:. F






































Junior and Senior Sch
He joined the publiioserhvie lin
took employment With iE ::Ip Sas '
Treasurer ir 1
the cornpany's Boaird of Directors:.. .
In 1979, Mr. Brown. accepted at he year appointmen p:
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RnJBrwDirectors ofthIne aio l Ba~6 n~rkRcntut ..

JunorannSnirachol. D-'e fJ "'


(World Bank), Washington, D.C., as an alternative Executive Director.
The appointment was made on the recommendation of the GovernmentA
of The Bahamas, which became a bank member in 1973.
On November 1, 1982, Mr. Brown was appointed Chairman and Chief
Executive of Charterhouse Bank & Trust International Ltd. He also
served as.Deputy Managing Director of the bank and as Chairmani
and Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Bank of Scotland (Nassau] Ltd.,
and as a Director of Commonwealth Bank Ltd.
Mr. Brown has sat on the Boards of The Broadcasting Corporation of
The Bahamas, The Bahamas Development Bank and sat as Chairman
of the New Providence Licensing Authority between 1985 1992.


Mr. Brown has served in various capacities in the Bahamas/Turks &
Caicos Islands District of the Methodist Church including the position of
Treasurer of the Bahamas/Turks & Caicos Islands Conference .between
1997 & 2000.









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Abaco and


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pleased with the growth it is


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Senior Business Reporter
TOTAL visitor arrivals to the
Bahamas, including both air and
sea tourists, were down 7 per
cent for May when compared
to the same period last year,
according to statistics from the
Ministry of Tourism.
For May 2005, air arrivals for
the Nassau/Paradise Island des-
tination were up, while sea
arrivals were down. In Grand
Bahama, however, the scenario
was reversed, with sea arrivals
up and air arrivals down.
In its analysis of economic
and financial developments for
May, the Central Bank of the
Bahamas noted the "con-
strained" tourism performance
during the first four months of
2005, blaming the slowdown on
the closure of the Royal Oasis
Resort and subsequent loss of
room capacity on Grand
Bahama, "where total arrivals
were one fourth lower".
Year-to-date figures until the
end of May 2005, showed that
total air arrivals to the Bahamas
were down 4.15 per cent at
676,800 when compared to the


same period in 2004, while total
arrivals were off 5.32 per cent at
2.243 million. Occupied room
nights were also shown to be
down at 601,000.

'Fair'

Vernice Walkine, director-
general of the Ministry of
Tourism, yesterday described
the Central Bank's analysis of
the industry's condition as a fair
assessment, keeping in mind
that the loss of the Royal Oasis
meant that Grand Bahama had
seen its room inventory reduced
by a third.
She added that notwith-
standing the Royal Oasis set-
back, visitor arrivals to Grand
Bahama and use of the avail-
able inventory had been "good.
This indicated that had addi-
tional inventory been available,
that island would have benefit-
ed significantly from the
increase in numbers.
Ms Walkine said efforts were
being made to sell the Royal
Oasis, with a number of parties
believed to have expressed
interest in the property.


"We're hopeful that it will be
resolved fairly soon and we're
excited about the renewed
potential," she added.
"It is significant to have a
third of the inventory gone and
we're approaching the first
anniversary of the hotel being
out of service. It is difficult to
grow when constrained by
rooms being out of service, but
we're looking forward to being
able to restore the property and
the inventory because Grand
Bahama needs the additional
rooms in order to grow."
The. newly-appointed direc-
tor general said the wider
Bahamas, particularly the Nas-
sau/Paradise Island destination,
was fortunate that there was sig-
nificant demand for its product,
but even here there was not suf-
ficient room inventory.
In Grand Bahama, even with
the addition of the Royal Oasis,
Ms Walkine said there would
continue to be a need to intro-
duce more rooms if the market
was to meet the demand.
Going forward, the Govern-
ment will look to put a strategy
SEE page 6B


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune, Business Editor
ALLIANCE Investment
Management, the Bahamas-
based offshore broker/dealer,
yesterday said it was seeking
"in excess of" $1.5 million in
damages from a US medical
equipment manufacturer, hav-
ing been given leave to file a
"fraudulent misrepresentation
claim" against the company.
Alliance, which is a sub-
sidiary of Bahamas Interna-
tional Securities Exchange


(BISX) listed Benchmark
(Bahamas), said a US District
Judge sitting in Fort Laud-
erdale had granted its motion
to "assert" the claim against
New-Jersey based Akers Bio-
sciences.
The Bahamian broker/deal-
er is alleging that Akers made
"misrepresentations" about
whether 2.8 million of its com-
mon shares could be traded on
the stock market.
It also claims that Akers
SEE page 4B


* JULIAIN Brown


LNG throughput



fee may hit $38m


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Government could
receive as much as $38 million
per year in throughput revenue
if the AES Corporation was to
expand its Ocean Cay liquefied.
natural gas (LNG) terminal "as
expected" to meet soaring
energy demand in Florida, a
leading Bahamian economic
analyst said.
Addressing the Bahamian
Forum meeting on LNG,


Richard Coulson, RC Capital
Markets managing director,
focused specifically on the AES
Ocean Express proposal to con-
struct an LNG terminal and
regasification facility on Ocean
Cay, a man-made sand dune
near Bimini.
Backing the $650 million
AES proposal, Mr Coulson out-
lined the economic benefits to
the Government and wider
Bahamian economy if the plant
was approved, in addition to
rebutting environmental and


safety fears raised by its oppo-
nents.
Mr Coulson described the
venture as a "worthy project",
and expressed hope that the
Government would grant the
required approval and permits
soon, allowing AES to proceed
after a more than two-year wait
for permission.
He added that with Bahami-
an government approval, AES
wopld find it easier to resolve
SEE page 8B


BEST was no 'rubber

stamp for AES plans


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamas Environment,
Science and Technology
(BEST) Commission did not
"rubber stamp" the $650 mil-
lion proposal by AES to con-
struct a liquefied natural gas
(LNG) plant at Ocean Cay,
"but actively stepped in and
compelled a significant change".
Bahamian economic analyst
Richard.Coulson rebutted


charged by environmental cam-
paigners that the BEST Com-
mission was unable to properly
analyse the merits of the LNG
project, saying it had forced
AES to switch from the "stan-
dard 'open-loop' seawater
method" for re-warming the
LNG and converting it into gas
for transmission to Florida.
Addressing a Bahamian
Forum meeting on LNG, Mr
SEE page 8B


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Information technology



makes a rewarding job


Making IT Work


by


Caroline


Moncur.


nies will need to use IT much
more strategically. This will in
turn fuel the need for well-qual-
ified and skilled information
technology professionals. Even
now, the demand for skilled IT
staff in the Bahamas is far
greater than the supply.
Understanding Careers in IT
Although most people think
of the PC on their desk when


In the Bahamas, it is com-
monly perceived that only the
areas of accounting, law, finance
and medicine provide a strong
career path and remuneration.
However, in the coming years
Information Technology (IT)
will be one of the leading pro-
fessions in the country.
IT is a key ingredient for
businesses trading in the 21st
century, and for the Bahamas
to remain competitive, compa-


they think of IT, the IT industry
is far from limited to just work-
ing on those PCs. Some of the
main categories of IT jobs are:
1. Business analysis and
business consulting
2. Project management
3. Network support and
implementation
4. Software and systems
development
5. eBusiness/internet
development
6. Sales and marketing
For some of these roles, you
do not need to be technical. For
example, a business analyst
evaluates customer business
needs and assists with the design
of business solutions to ensure
that IT meets the business'
requirements.
Project management is a
problem solving process involv-
ing the selection, initiation,
planning, implementation and
tracking, reporting and review
of a project.
In addition, not all 'technical'
roles are the same. For exam-
ple, a software developer's skills
and competencies are very dif-
ferent to a network administra-
tor's.
Software developers study
client processes to determine
their needs, and analyse and
design software solutions. The
best software developers are
those who are very creative and
can think "outside of the box"
to solve a business problem.
However, network adminis-
trators are responsible for a
smoothly functioning comput-
er network free of bugs, glitch-
es and interruptions. As such,
the best network administrators
are those who are process ori-
ented, with sound administra-
tive and multi-tasking skills.
Key Challenges in the IT
Industry
There is one constant across
all areas of IT and that is
change. It is not like other pro-
fessions, which for the most part
stay static for long periods of
time.
As such, a professional with-
in the IT industry, no matter
what their role is, must be pas-
sionate about the industry and
be interested in staying up to
date on technological advance-
ments. If you are not, you will


soon find your skills and knowl-
edge obsolete.
The other challenging aspect
of working in the IT industry is
that it is no longer good enough
to just have one set of skills. For
example, a highly specialist
technical professional must not
only have excellent technical
skills, but also have excellent
customer service and commu-
nication skills.
Getting Started in IT
Education and certifications
are the best foundation for a
successful career in IT.
Given the breadth of IT, the
best degree courses are those
that give an individual exposure
to a number of different areas
before having to choose a study
major. You can also enter the
IT industry through completing
industry certifications. Exam-
ples of these courses are the
Microsoft Certified Systems
Engineer (MCSE) and the
Microsoft Certified Solution
Developer (MCSD).
Even if you are not a school
leaver, it is still possible to
change careers and move into
IT.
A good course to study is an
MBA with an Information Sys-
tems focus. You will understand
IT from a business perspective
and have crucial skills in IT-
Business alignment.
It is imperative for the future
of the Bahamas that we start
developing a strong foundation
of skilled professionals. Com-
bined with the opportunities
within the industry, it is the right
time for students and business
people considering their futures
to consider Information Tech-
nology,
To provide feedback on this
column, please e-mail Makin-
gITwork@providencetg.com
About the Author:
Caroline Moncur is manager,
business development at Provi-
dence Technology Group. Ms
Moncur has more than 10 years'
business development.experi-
ence, primarily within the Infor-
mation Technology industry.
Providence Technology Group
is one of the Bahamas' leading
IT firms, specialising in net-
working solutions, consulting
and advisory services and soft-
ware solutions.


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'THE TRIBUNE


THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2005, PA-'~ '3


Chamber chief calls for better road


work efforts to




assist businesses


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce's president yester-
day said it was "disappointing"
that planners of major road
works had yet to account for
the impact their projects would
have on nearby businesses, giv-
en the experience of firms on
SHarrold Road, and compensa-
tion should be considered when
there were works overruns.
Tanya Wright said companies
had "to be kept informed not
only of when the works will
begin but also how long it will
take; and continuously through-
out the process in the event of
time overruns".
She added: "I can imagine
that making contact and con-
sulting with each business in an
area where works will begin is a
task which can stretch the
resources of our ministries, but
this should not impede what we
at the Chamber regard as an
absolute obligation to address
the businesses that will be
impacted by projects."
Mrs Wright made her state-
ment following complaints from
many Harrold Road-based
companies that the road
improvement project for that
area was costing them revenue
and profits, with some saying
turnover was down by $500,000.
As a result, some companies
have had.to downsize their staff.
The Harrold Road improve-
ment project is now likely to be
"substantially completed" by
mid-August 2005, the finishing
deadline-having been pushed
back several times.
Road closures, re-routing of
traffic flows and the general
congestion caused by the road-
works are all factors'that have
"caused consumers to seek out
businesses that are more acces-
sible, costing companies and
vendors located on Harrold
Road customers and revenues.
Mrs Wright said yesterday:
"When major roadworks are
undertaken in any business dis-
trict, the ministry responsible for
the works must consider the


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* CHAMBER of Commerce president Tanya Wright


implications of those works on
the local businesses. The time
for them to consider what impact
projects of this nature will have is
in the planning stages.
"After so many years of major
roadworks and development, it
is disappointing that a plan to
provide some form of relief for
employers whose business expe-
rience the inevitable fall off of
business is not evident."
Expressing sympathy with the
Harrold Road businesses affect-
ed, given that many required
their customers to have direct
access to the premises, Mrs
Wright said both the actual con-
struction and the time taken to
finish the work were factors
impacting Bahamian businesses.
While urging companies on
Harrold Road to take their
goods and services directly to
the consumer, Mrs Wright said
proper planning at the start
would have given firms a head


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start in redirecting their sales
and marketing efforts."
The Chamber president
offered the services of her
organisation to assist the Gov-
ernment in talks with compa-
nies who may be affected by
their future road work and
development projects.
She pointed out that the
Chamber had almost 400 com-
panies as members, about 70 per
cent of whom were small busi-
nesses with under 20 employ-
ees. Many businesses on Har-
rold Road fell into that category,
and were Chamber members.
Mrs Wright said: "We call
upon the Government to ensure
that we are engaged not only to
advise our members of plans for
their areas, but also to assist in
formulating some kind of agree-
ment as to what a business can
expect by way of assistance dur-
ing road works or compensation
when the work schedule runs
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52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Symbol Previous Close Today's Close Change Daily Vol. EPS $ Dlv $ PIE Yield
'1.10 0.89 Abaco Markets 0.89 0.89 0.00 -0.208 0.000 N/M 0.00%
8.70 8.00 Bahamas Property Fund 8.70 8.70 0.00 1.452 0.340 6.0 3.91%
6.44 5.55 Bank of Bahamas 6.44 6.44 0.00 0.561 0.330 11.5 5.12%
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.70 0.70 0.00 0.187 0.000 3.7 0.00%
1.80 1.40 Bahamas Waste 1.40 1.40 0.00 0.122 0.000 11.5 4.29%
1.06 0.87 Fidelity Bank 1.05 1.05 0.00 0.062 0.050 16.9 4.76%
8.65 6.76 Cable Bahamas 8.00 8.00 0.00 0.589 0.240 13.6 3.00%
2.20 1.72 Colina Holdings 2.20 2.20 0.00 0.259 0.060 8.5 2.73%
9.08 6.75 Commonwealth Bank 9.08 9.08 0.00 0.673 0.410 13.5 4.52%
2.50 0.58 Doctor's Hospital 2.50 2.50 0.00 0.452 0.000 5.5 0.00%
4.12 3.85 Famguard 4.12 4.12 0.00 0.428 0.240 9.6 5.83%
10.50 9.12 Finco 10.50 10.50 0.00 0.662 0.500 15.7 4.76%
8.75 6.86 FirstCaribbean 8.75 8.75 0.00 0.591 0.380 12.6 4.34%
8.60 8.31 Focol 8.46 8.46 0.00 0.708 0.500 11.9 5.91%
1.99 1.27 Freeport Concrete 1.15 1.15 0.00 0.082 0.000 14.0 0.00%
10.20 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 5.80 5.91 0.11 0.184 0.000 31.5 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%
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1.2339 1.1710 Colina Money Market Fund 1.233938*
2.3329 2.0018 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 2.3329 ***
10.3837 10.0000 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 10.3837*****
2.2487 2.0985 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.248725-*
1.1200 1.0510 Colina Bond Fund 1.120044****
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Change Change in closing price from day to da EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
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DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
2005/CLE/equi/00454
IN THE SUPREME COURT

-.Equity Side ............

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or lot
of land containing an area of 17,634 square feet situate
on the Northern side of Dorsett Street, Fox Hill in the-
Eastern District of the Island of New Providence in the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas being bounded
Northeastwardly by land the property of one Rolle and
running thereon One Hundred and Nine and five
Hundredths (109.05) feet Southeastwardly partly by
land reputed to be the property of Eric Davis and partly
by land reputed to be the property of Jasmine Pratt and.
running thereon jointly One-Hundred-ihd Sixty-one
and Thirty-seven Hundredths (161.37) Feet.
Southwestwardly by Dorsett Street and running thereon
One Hundred and Twelve and Fifty-three Hundredths
(112.53) feet and Northwestwardly by land reputed to
be the property of Melissa Demeritte and running
thereon One Hundred and Fifty-seven and Thirty-four
Hundredths (157.34) Feet.

AND

IN THE MATTER OF the Quieting Titles Act, 1959

AND

IN THE MATTER OF the Petition of EUGENE
NATHANIEL MORTIMER
NOTICE OF PETITION

ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land containing
17,634 Square Feet situate on the Northern Side of Dorsett
Street, Fox Hill in the Eastern Distrit of the Island of New
Providence one of the Islands in the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas as described on the Plan at Department of Lands and
Surveys. The Petitioner EUGENE NATHANIEL MORTIMER
claims to be the Owner of the fee simple estate in possession of
the said lot of land hereinbefore described and the Petitioner has
made application to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth
of the Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959
to have its Title to the said land investigated and the nature and
extent thereof determined and declared in a Certificate of Title
to be granted by the Court in accordance with the provisions of
the said Act.
Copies of the field plan may be inspected during normal
office hours at:

a. The Registry of the Supreme Court, Ansbacher Building,
Bank Lane, Nassau Bahamas;

b. The Chambers of E. Verona Douglas-Sands & Co.,
East Shirley Streets, P.O. Box N-8566, Nassau, Bahamas

c. The Attorney General's Office, East Hill Street, Nassau,
The Bahamas.
Notice is herebly given that any person having Dower
or right to dower or any adverse claim not recognized in the
Petition shall before the expiration of Twenty-one (21) days of
the receipt of this Notice file in the Registry of the Supreme
Court and serve on the Petitioner of the undersigned statement
of such claim. Failure of any such person to file and serve a
statement of such claim within Twenty-one (21) days of the
receipt of this Notice will operate as bar to such claim.

E.VERONA DOUGLAS-SANDS & CO.,
Chambers,
2nd Floor, Columbus House, -
East and Shirley Streets,
Nassau, Bahamas

Attorney for the Petitioner.


Alliance seeks damages from



medical equipment supplier


FROM page one
'"wrongfully cancelled" the
shares after Alliance traded
them on the London Stock
Exchange (LSE).
The case, which is set for a
two-week jury trial in the US
beginning on August 15, forced
Alliance's parent, Benchmark
(Bahamas), to take a $1.48 mil-
lion provision in its fiscal 2003
.results-that- almost-wiped-outs
its profits for that year. Hence
the $1.5 million damages being
sought.


That provision's disclosure rate information to their share-
caused some controversy, as it holders.'
came eight months after Bench- A statement issued yesterday
mark (Bahamas) year-end in by Alliance's US attorney, Troy
August 2004, with some stock Ferguson, alleged that the
market observers saying it Akers dispute began after the
raised issues of timely disclo- Bahamian broker/dealer
sure and transparency. received instructions from a
However, Benchmark's exec- client to sell 2.8 million Akers
utives said that "at no time shares, which the client had
were we attempting to mislead received from the US company.
or withhold information which Alliance alleged that. "as.part
-coUldinip~aifhe trading of our of its due diligence to ensure
shares". They added that the negotiability and tradabili-
delayed publication was neces- ty" of Akers' stock, it had
sary so they could provide accu- obtained assurances from the
company's chief executive,
Raymond Akers, and chief
financial officer, Paul Freed-
man, that there were no restric-
tions on the 2.8 million shares
and they could be traded.


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"TeachMe,0LorThyWay"...Pstalm 119.13

CAREER OPPOR TUNI
Invites applications from experienced qualified Christian
candidates for the following position for the 2005 2006
school year.

Dean of Students

Applicafitsiust:......
Be a practicing born-again Christian who is willing to
subscribe to the Statement of Faith of Temple Christian
School
Have a Bachelor's Degree in Education or higher from
a recognized College or University in the area of
specification.
Have a valid Teacher's Certificate or Diploma
Be able to teach Math at B.G.C.S.E. Level.
Have at least five years teaching experience, three of
which must be at high school level.
Possess excellent organization, inter-personal
communication skills.
Be able to assist with all aspects of the Administration.
Be able to discipline, counsel students.
Have high moral standards.
Application must be picked up at the High School office on
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curriculum vitae, recent coloured photograph, church
affiliation, pastor's name and three references to:

Mr. Neil Hamilton
The Principal. -
Temple Christian High School
P.O. Box N-1566
Nassau, Bahamas
Deadline for application is July 15th, 2005






WANTED


Sales

Representative




Expanding Media Company is
seeking an energetic experienced
sales representative. Excellent
Commissions Structure. Must
have own transportation and be
able to work flexible hours.


Fax Resume-to 502-2388:
Attn: Sales Manager


The Bahamian broker/dealer
alleged: "After openly trading
the bulk of the stock on the
London Stock Exchange,
Alliance was dismayed to dis-
cover that the Akers shares
were restricted and constitut-
ed collateral for a loan that


Akers obtained to fund its
operations."
Benchmark and Alliance's
president, Julian Brown, told
The Tribune earlier this week
that they had rejected a
$500,000 offer to settle the
Akers action. He had expressed
hope of obtaining a summary
judgement in the company's
favour, with the matter settled
...befox..e trial.
Mr Brown said in a statement
released yesterday that Akers,
which is listed on the London-
based Alternative Investment
Market (AIM), relied heavily
on its stock to borrow and raise
funds for its operations.
He added: "We hope to con-
vince the court not only to com-
pensate Alliance for its actual
monetary losses caused by
Akers, but also to assess puni-
tive damages against
Akers........."
Akers manufactures and dis-
tributed diagnostic testing prod-
ucts throughout the US and
Europe.


Mature male for the position of General Clerk/ Data
Entry/ Messenger duties.

Requirements:
Age 21-25 years, High School Graduate,
Computer Literate (MS Office), Hard working,
Honest, Reliable and in possession of a Valid
Drivers Licence.

Fringe Benefits include:

Life and Health coverage
Pension

Interested persons should submit their Resume along
with: a Police Certificate and two (2) Character
References to:

Manager Human Resources
HSBC
P.O.Box N-4917
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: 502-2566/2577


Application Deadline:


Friday, 15 July 2005


ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT
Lagan Holdings Limited is engaged extensively in major civil engineering
and construction projects worldwide.

We now require the following to join our current team based at Nassau
International Airport.

Job Ref: ACTBAH/1/14

The applicant will be responsible for various accounts functions including
preparing and the completing of general journals entries, data input and
other general ledger account reconciliations and also assist.in the general
accounts department duties as and when necessary.

The above tasks are to be carried out in regard to our Bahamas contract.

Candidates should have experience in a similar role. You should be
highly motivated and be able to work under your own initiative.

Please contact our site office on 377 0094:thru 98 quoting job reference
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MILLARS HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION
Subj prop (Nassau)

Lot #12 Block #3, a sixteen year old, single story triplex with
floor area of 2,378 sq. ft., each apartment consist of 2 bed,
1 bath, living, dining area and kitchen. Lot size is 7,500 sq.
ft. 75 x 100.


Appraisal: $268,411.00
Heading west on Carmichael Road, enter West Ave., the
southside immediately after Topps Laundermat. Take firs right
which is Wimpole St, go around curve on left which is London
Ave., travelsouth on London Ave., property is 2nd to last building on the .right before T, Junction (High street) L shape
triplex, painted green, trimmed white.
No. 8 BELL SNOW CLOSE
BEL-AIR ESTATES SUB.

All that piece parcel or lot ofland having an area of 6,000
sq. ft. (60 x 10.0) designated as lot No. 348 of Bel-Air
Subdivision, situated on Turtle Drivve on Bel Snow Close,
being the fourth lot east of Turtle Drive, on the south side of
the road. The subject property is on flat terrain with grass
lawn and paved driveway in front, the grounds are competley
:. ~enclosed and fairly maintained. This property consist of a 6
year old single story, 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, livingroom,
Sdiningom, familyroom, famiyrm and kitchen single family residence
with floor area of 1,711 sq. ft.
Appraisal: $193,200.00
Driving west on Carmichael Road until you reach Turtle Drive, turn left onto Turtle Drive and Bel Snow Close is the first
corner on the left after the Fedder Road that runs parallel to Charmichael Road. The house is the 4th on the right painted
white trimmed pink with wall in front.


on the left, propertyTROPICAL GARDENS
(Nassau)
Lot #3 a four year old single story house with floor area
of 1,340 sq. ft., and consisting of 3 bedrooms, 2
bathrooms, living room, dining room and kitchen. Also tv room and
Kitchen. Lot size is 7,200'sq. ft., wide in front and 98
t a ft wide at the back, 84 ft long at the north andope 80 ft
long at the south.

Appraisal: $189.963.90
Traveling west on John F Kennedy drive, pass the
second entrance into the airport, the first right after
Esso's Division Office which is Tropical Gardens Road,
then first right which is Kiskadee Drive, then first corner
on the left, property is third house through on the right.



wtrm yJOHNSON ROAD
(Nassau)
All that'lot of land having an area of 5,520 sq. ft., (60 x 92)
situated on the corner of Johnson Road and Step Streeet.
This property is rectangular and comprised of a 12 year old
; ; single storey house that consist of 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom,
living, dining room and kitchen. Also an efficiency apartment
attached. The subject property is slightly above the level of
the abutting roadways with minimal landscaping. The property
is open with chain link fencing along its western boundries.
Appraisal: $139,868.40
Heading east along Bernard Road, turn through Johnson Road
opposite St Augustine's College Drive all the way to the curve
heading west the subject house is first house on the right all
white trimmed yellow.


CYCLOPS GARDEN
(Nassau)
All that lot of land numbering as "H" being one of several lots
in Cyclops Gardens located off the northern side of Cowpen
Road one corner west of Faith Avenue Junction. This property
comprise of a two and a half year old single storey duples
with a gross floor area of 1,512.42 sq. ft., each unit consisting
of 2 bedrooms all wth wall airconditioning units, 1 bathroom,
living, dining and kitchen building is effectively new.
Appraisal: $219,450.00
Heading south on Faith Avenue to junction off Cowpen road
make a right then first right again. The subject property is
the 4th on the right tan trimmed brown.


BOILING HOLE
(Eleuthera)
Lot #7, Boiling Hole Subdivision, Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera,
contains a single structure duplex, lot size 80x125, 10,000
sq. ft. building size 55 x 27 sq. ft., apartment building consists
of two units, two bedrooms, one bath, kitchen, dinning and
living room.


Appraisal: $113,338.57





ALICE TOWN
(Eleuthera)
All that piece parcel of land and improvements containing
by admeasurements 5,500 sq. ft., being lot no. 115 in the
settlement of Alice Town on the Island of Eleuthera, Bahamas.
This house is approximately 16yrs old and consists of 3
bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fronroom, dining room, sittingroom,
with kitchen and utility room in one, floor area 1,645.42 sq.
ft. this house is is in very poor condition
Appraisal: $75,352.00


t YAMACRAW BEACH ESTATES
(Nassau)


MCKINNEY DRIVE
(Nassau)
Lot #H2 a five-year old single storey house with floor area
of 1,751 sq. ft. and consisting of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms,
living room, dining room, laundry room, foyer, and kitchen.
Lot size 11,816 sq. ft.
Appraisal: $183,750.00
Traveling west on Carmichael Road, after passing the
Community Clinic, turn north onto McKinney Drive. Continuing
north, the subject property will be the house behind the
second house on the right hand side of the road white trimmed
blue.


DUNDAS TOWN
(Abaco)
2 storey, 4 bed, 2 bath on 1/2 acre lot no. 25, living room,
dining room, family room, kitchen downstairs, upstairs there
are 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.Age is 16 years, color is
yellow trimmed with white, upperlevel 1,080 sq. ft., lower
level, 1080 sq. ft., garage 420 sq. ft., covered verahandahs
390 sq. ft., the land is portion W of one of the Dundas Town
Crown Allotment parcels situated near Forest Drive being
just under half acre in size. Located on the southern side of
a ridge being 12 feet plus above sea level with little likelihood
of flooding grounds well kept with above average landscaping
including grass cover with palms and citrus trees. Enclosed
on 3 sides with a 6 ft., metal fences and ficus trees at the
fron. 30 ft., by 36 ft., roof garage now used as a nursery
school. At the upper level on the eastern side is covered
wooden verandah 6 ft., x,30 ft., interior walls concrete, ceiling
of sheet rock and floor of ceremic tiles.
Appraisal: $267,987.91

WEST RIDGE ESTATES
(Nassau)

All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 34,089
sq. ft., being lot #152, of West Ridge Estates Subdivision,
zoining is single family residential with all utilities awailable.
The subject property is on hilly terrain at the top of a ridge
that offers a lovely view to the northeast. The grounds are
attractively landscaped with a grass lawn, ornamental shrubs
and flowering plants. Other improvements include chain link
fencing along the sides and rear boundaries, with a concrete
block, wall at the front with asphalt paved driveway.
Appraisal: $1,049,788.90
There are two buildings located on this property. The main
2 storey house is located at the highest point of the poroperty. This house has an approximate gross floor area of 4,8000
sq. ft., upstairs consist of 3 full bedroom suites (each with a full bathroom), including a master bedroom suite, an office
with a bathroom (shower only) and sitting room. Downstairs consist of living room, formal dining area, casual dining area,
powder room and spacious kitchen (at least 500 sq ft)
YAMACRAW BEACH ESTATES
(NASSAU)
Lot #63, house #19, Cat Island Avenue, a 6 year old single
story house with three bedrooms, one bathroom, living room,
dining room, kitchen and laundry room. Property is 70x100
single family residential. This property is on flat terrain and
fairly level with road way. Living area 1,574 sq. ft.
Appraisal: $173,000.00
Traveling south on Fox Hill Road, go pass the Prison
Compound, turn left onto Yamacraw then 1st right, follow
the road to 1st left, then first right. The road curves to your
left, the house is #19 Cat Island Avenue, painted white. The
grounds are attractively landscape and well-kept access
into the subject property is provided by a concrete paved
drive way along with the walkways of concrete flagstones.

MURPHY TOWN
(Abaco)
Lot #78, crown allotment, single story concrete building which
serves as a duplex apartment complex 2 unit, each with 2
bedrooms, bathroom, living, dining room and kitchen areas.
The building has a total floor area of approximately 1,800
sq. ft., land size 11,232 sq. ft.,



Appraisal: $187,257.42




JOHNSON'S HARBOUR VIEW ESTATES
(Eleuthera)

All that piece, parcel of land and improvement being lots
no. 24E and 25W of the subdivision known as Johnson
Harbour View Estates, situated on Coconut Grove Avenue
on Harbour Island, Eleuthera, Bahamas. The property
encompasses a duplex apartment approximately 3yrs old.
Each apartment consisting of 3 bedrooms, one full bathroom,
frontroom, dining and kitchen in one. Total sq footage 1,460.80
sq. ft. portion of construction is wood to the top. This house
is in excellent condition and property well lanscaped with
crab grass and faiscos trees. Area 4,500 sq. ft.
Appraisal: $235,741.80



ELIZABETH ESTATES
(Nassau)

All that piece, parcel of land having an area of 5,000 sq. ft.,
being lot no.46 of the said subdivision situated in the eastern
district of New Providence, between Prince Charles and
Yamacraw Road, approximately 2,200 ft east of Fox Hill. This
property consist of a 21yr old single storey house which was
expanded from 700 sq ft within the last 11yrs, to having a
gross floor area of 1,460 sq ft quality of construction is good
and maintenance is average. The effective age of the building
is 5 years, the house is comprised of 3 bedrooms, 2
bathrooms, living, dining area kitchen and laundry room. The
property is sufficiently elevated and yard is open and the
grounds are neatly maintained with minimal landscaping in
place.
Appraisal: $162,750.00
Heading east along Prince Charles, drive passing the intersection of Fox Hill, take first corner right (Trinidad Ave), corner
right before Government Clinic, then first right again, (Tobago Cresent) the subject house is second house on the curve
right, just after BEC Power Plant. Painted all white.


" i n All that piece, parcel of land having an area of 7,912 sq. ft., being lot No. 259 of the subdivision known as Yamacraw Beach Estates, situtated in the Eastern District of New Providence,
Bahamas. This property consists of two building a 19 yr old 11/2 storey residence and a newly built unfinished single storey 1 bedroom apartment at the back of the residence.
RESIDENCE Climate control is by wall air-conditioning unit downstairs and a ductless central air-conditioning unit upstairs with living area of 2,939 sq. ft. the residence is comprised
H -of a master bedroom upstairs and 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom living and dining area, family (TV) room, kitchen, Laundry room, Carport and 2 covered patios and 2 attached efficency
apartments downstairs. Construction is good and maintenance is average. Effective age is 4yrs. APARTMENT BUILDING -This building is about 65% finished with 1 bed, 1 bath,
living, dinining and kitchen area. This land is flat but appear to be elevated the grounds are well kept and neatly maintained lawn with flowering plants and fruit beainng trees. This yard
is enclosed by chainlink fencing at the sides and back. The front is partly enclosed by concrete block wall fitted with metal railing and single size metal gate. The walls fo the section of
the front fence is yet to be installed.

Appraisal: $380,827.65
Heading east along Prince Charles Drive to the intersection of Fox Hill, make a right on Fox Hill Road traveling south past Joe Farrington Road Take the 4th corner on the left then first right house is the 8th house on the right, painted white
trimmed red.

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Davies calls BISX listing


a 'very positive' step


NOTICE



PRE-QUALIFICATION OF CONTRACTORS
AND SUBMISSION OF BIDS TO BUILD,
OWN AND OPERATE A DESALINATION
PLANT IN
CENTRAL ELEUTHERA


1. The Water & Sewerage Corporation (WSC) has embarked
on a programme to improve and expand the water supply
in Central Eleuthera by the award of a contract for the
provision of desalinated water using proven technologies
under a Build, Own, Operate (BOO) agreement. The
contract will be for a production capacity of 400,000
imperial gallons per day (igpd).

2. Interested parties may enter- into the bidding process as
single entities or as Joint Ventures.-Potential contractors
must demonstrate to WSC's satisfaction that they possess
the experience and the financial and technical capability
to execute the works. Qualifications, as well as Bid Price,
will be evaluated.

3. Bidding documents are available by 13th July 2005 from
the Engineering & Planning Division at 87 Thompson
Boulevard for a nominal fee of $100.00. Completed
documents must be returned no later than 12:00 Noon.
on July 27, 2005 to:


General Manager
Water & Sewerage Corporation
87 Thompson Blvd.
P.O. Box N-3905
Nassau, Bahamas

Attn: Assistant General Manager
Engineering & Planning

Telephone: (242) 302-5511
Facsimile: (242) 356-9602
E-mail: wccsherman @wsc.com.bs


FROM page one
particularly if it's a new instru-
ment."
Mr Davies said any time a
new form of security was listed
on BISX, the benefits would be
felt throughout the wider
Bahamian capital markets, as
they would enhance investor
choice, deepen liquidity and
expand the exchange's market
capitalisation.
Neither preference shares nor
corporate bonds have been list-
ed on BISX before. Both are
forms of debt instruments, and
apart from encouraging further
listings of such securities, the
RoyalStar and Waterfields
issues will help create a corpo-
rate debt platform.
On that issue, Mr Davies said:
"That time has come. In my
vision, in terms of the expan-
sion of BISX, we see that as the
next platform."


Another capital markets
source described the potential
debt listings as a "milestone"
for BISX, as they would gener-
ate more revenue for the
exchange, although further new-
comers to market were needed.
"It's a move in the right direc-
tion, clearly," the source said.
"These two listings are positive
and we're moving in the right
direction in terms of the overall
development of BISX through
broadening the market."
However, the source added
that the Government needed
"to throw its hands in" and
make good on its commitment
to BISX and the Bahamian cap-
ital markets through authorising
the listing and trading of public
debt government-registered
stock and Treasury Bills, plus
bonds issued by governmental
agencies on the exchange.
Listing government securities
on BISX is seen as providing


both the exchange and capital
markets with a greater variety
of instruments, boosting mar-
ket liquidity and helping to gen-
erate a yield curve. 1
A yield curve compares thAe
yields on securities in a particu-
lar class, according to their
maturity dates. The source,
described the "accurate price-'
ing" of debt instruments' as
"very important".
RoyalStar issued the $5 mil-
lion preference shares toi,
strengthen its capital base fopi
lowing the claims it received as,
a result of last September's
three hurricanes.
Meanwhile, Waterfields
issued the Series A bonds, pay-
ing 7.5 per cent and maturing
in 10 years, to finance the con-
struction and operation of its
$23 million Blue Hills reverse
osmosis plant. The bonds are
guaranteed by its parent, Con-
solidated Water.


Arrivals down on last year


FROM page one
in place to take advantage of
the opportunity and capitalise
on the demand stimulated in
the marketplace.
Meanwhile, total arrivals to
Grand Bahama for May were
down by 5 per cent, with sea
arrivals up by 19 per cent. Air
arrivals to Grand Bahama were
down by 38 per cent.
The increase in sea arrivals
to Grand Bahama was due in
part to a number of cruise ships,
the Carnival Triumph, the Cel-
ebration, and the Navigator of
the Seas, all making calls on the
island. The Grandeur of the
Seas brought in 222 per cent
more passengers than it had in
May 2004.
Air and sea arrivals for Nas-
sau/Paradise Island in May
were down by 12 per cent, even
though air arrivals were up by
18 per cent. Reports from the
Ministry of Tourism showed
that sea arrivals to the destina-
tion were'down by 26 per cent
for the'month, in part because


the Carnival Glory, the Carni-
val Fantasy and the Carnival
Fascination all made fewer calls
to the destination.
The Royal Caribbean cruise
. ships, the Majesty of the Seas,
the Navigator of the Seas, and
the Sovereign of the Seas, all
made fewer calls to Nassau/Par-
adise Island during May. The
Celebrity Cruises Century also
made fewer calls, as did the
Mediterranean Shipping Com-
pany's Lirica.
Looking at the Family
Islands, both air and sea arrivals'
were up in May. Visitor arrivals
by air were up by 1 per cent,
and sea arrivals were up by 2
per cent.
Abaco, Andros, the Berry,
Islands and San Salvador all suf-
fered declines in the number of
air arrivals for May, though. Air
arrivals were down in Abaco at
2 per cent, Andros 61 per cent,
the Berry Islands 23 per cent
and San Salvador 4 per cent.
Those islands that experi-
enced increased air arrivals
included Bimini at 6 per cent;


Cat Cay at 9 per cent; Cat
Island at 53 per cent; Eleuthera
up by 7 per cent, with arrivals to
Exuma up by 29 per cent. Air
arrivals to Inagua saw a tremen-
dous increase by 180 per cent,
with Long Island increasing to
16 per cent.
Total visitor arrivals for the
Nassau/Paradise Island destina-
tion for the year-to-date were
down by 1 per cent, even though
air arrivals were up 6 per cent.
The increase in air arrivals to
the Nassau/Paradise Island des-
tination in May was not enough
to counteract the decline in sea
arrivals during the period.
Grand Bahama continued to
see shortfalls in arrivals with
total arrivals, both air and sea,
down 25 per cent for the year-
to-May period. Airarrival fig-
ures were down by 36 per cent
and sea arrivals down 17 per
cent.
For the Family Islands, air
and sea arrivals were down by 3
per cent when compared to the
year-to-date figures for May
2004.


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THE TRIBUNE


THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2005, PAGE 7B


Grand Bahama goes


'Blue' with film fever


- RBC

IFINCO


The Bahamas is fast becom-
ing the destination of choice for
the filming of major motion pic-
tures, with the latest produc-
tion, Blue 14, a family feature
by Quantum Entertainment and
Braveart Films, currently being
shot in Grand Bahama.
The filming of the second and
third sequels of Pirates of the
Caribbean in Grand Bahama,
marked a turning point in the
destination's position as an
exotic locale and further pro-
pelled the island into the inter-
national spotlight.
The attention garnered by the
filming of the sequels to the
hugely successful Disney movie
in Grand Bahama, has also
paved the way for lower bud-
get films, that often have as
much broad appeal, to begin
looking to the northern
Bahamas for location shoots.


Blue 14 is currently being shot
using locations like Smith's
Point, Barbary Beach and
Unexso. The crew was sched-
uled to begin shooting at the
end of June and is expected to
wrap up production next week.
In addition to incorporating
local spots, the movie producers
have also made use of a number
of talented Bahamians on the
set. Well known actors like
Vivica Watkins, Joey Jams,
Rudy Levarity, Chris Herrod
and Jamal McIntyre, play major
roles in the film.
Produced by Susan Johnson
and directed by Michael Sell-
ers, Blue 14 is expected to hit
theatres in 2007. Donna Mack-
ey, chief executive at the
Bahamas Film Commission,
described the movie as a "feel
good film" that many families
will go out to see.


KINGSWAY ACADEMY



Kingsway Academy High School invites qualified
applicants for the following positions for September,
2005.
Information Technology
Art and Design
Auto Mechanics with Woodwork
Mathematics and Physics to AP Level
Business Studies
Physical Education with Track and Field
Specialization
Librarian/Media Specialist
Experienced Administrative Assistant

Successful applicants must:
Be a practicing, committed born-again
Christian
Have minimum qualifications of a
Bachelor's Degree in the appropriate subject
areas or higher from a recognized college
or university
Have a valid teacher's certificate or diploma
where appropriate
Be willing to participate in extra curricular
activities, etc.

Applications must be made in writing together with
a full curriculum vitae, a recent, color photograph
and names of at least three references, one being that
of your Church Pastor to:
Ms Kelcine Hamilton
Academy Affairs Manager
P.O. Box N-4378
Nassau, Bahamas

For further information, please contact the
Business Office at telephone numbers
324-6269 or 324-6887.

Deadline for applications is
Thursday, July 14, 2005





RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES

FOR SALE

















3 Bedroom/2 Bath Single Storey ResidencerSituated at Lot
#1, Block 20, Westward Villas, Just west of Ruby Avenue.

















3 Bedroom/2 Bathroom Single Storey Residence Situated at
Lot #12, Block 20, Westward Villas, Just east of Harrow Avenue.
OFFERED EXCLUSIVELY BY THE




The Hotel Corporation of the Bahamas
P.O. Box N-9520
Nassau, N.P. Bahamas
Submit offers to Corporate Secretary by 8th July, 2005
The Corporation has the right to reject any or all offers.


PROPERTIES LISTED FOR SALE

HOUSES


Lot #42B, Block 2, Malcolm Allot-
ment
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq ft
Building Size: 1,118 sq ft
Appraised Value: $115,000
From Soldier Rd & East St south
travel west on Soldier Rd take
first left (Family St) then take
1st right the subject property is
the 2nd on left beige trim dark
brown house #18.
Lot #5, Section #2, Gamble Hgts
Single Family Residence
Property Size: 6,000 sq ft
Building Size: 1,396 sq ft
Appraised Value: $116,000
From Baillou Hill Rd and Golden
Gates Shopping Centre, travel
south on Baillou Hill Rd, take
the second left, and the subject
property is the first building on
the right (directly opposite Carl-
ton E. Francis Primary School).

Lot# 104, Section #1,
Winton Meadows
Single Family Residence with
1 Bedroom Efficiency
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom
Property Size: 8,046 sq ft
Building Size: 2,005 sq ft
Appraised Value:$ 214,800
Travel east along Prince Charles
Drive (east of Fox Hill Rd) and
turn right on Jasmine Drive and
another right on the second
corner on the right (Knollwood
Drive), then left on Dove St and
continue passing corner on the
right, property is on the curve-
split level pink house, identified
as house#17.

Lot #51, Twynam Heights
Single Family Residence
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
Property Size: 11,500.00 sq. ft
Building Size: 4,423 sq ft
Appraised Value: $533,000
From Prince Charles Drive and
Yamacraw Hill Rd (the eastern
end of Prince Charles Drive),
travel west on Prince Charles
Drive, take the first left into Twy-
nam Heights, then the second
left, and the subject property is
the 7th on the left.

Lot #8, Claridge Cove Subd
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms & 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 6,000 sq ft
Building Size: 1,340 sq ft
Appraised Value: $151,600.00
TUrn off Fox Hill Rd and travel
west on Joe Farringtqn Rd, take
the eighth left Marigold Farms
Rd (Continential Foods sign is on
the corner), then first left, Terry's
Lane, then first right, Victor's
Court, and the subject property
is the third on the left.

Lot #21, Blk 7,
Coral Heights East
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 9,350 sq ft
Building Size: 2,834 sq ft
Appraised Value: $369,400
From the Coral Harbour round-
about, travel east on Adelaide
(Carmichael) Rd, take the first
right on to Lake Blvd then the
second right on to East Lake
Rd. The subject property is the
second lot on the right.
Lot #14, Donnalee Subdivision


Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 7,575 sq ft
Building Size: 1,063 sq ft
Appraised Value: $105,000
From Milo Butler Highway, Faith
Ave and Firetrail Rd junction,
travelling south on Faith Ave,
turn though first corner on the
western side known as Bellot
Rd continue westward and cross
over the juction of Mckinney
Drive, continue to the first
paved road on the right side of
Bellot Rd, turn through head-
ing south, and continue to the
eighth house on the left hand
side, which is painted white with
green trim.

Lot #124, Bel-Air Estates
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom
Property Size: 6,000 sq ft
Building Size: 969 sq ft
Appraised Value: $111,000
From Carmichael Rd on to
Iguana Way take the fourth right
which is Bel Show Close the
subject property is the 3rd on the
left.

Lot#32 & 33, Nassau Village
Subd
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq ft
Building Size: 1,056 sq ft
Appraised Value: $112,000
From Soldier Rd travel south on
Taylor St until you arrive at the
4th street on the left from the
4th street the property is located
approximately 225 ft on the left.
The colour of the house is pink.

Lot #28, Twynam Heights
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 13,998 sq ft
Building Size: 2,327.24 sq ft
Appraised Value: $381,200
From Prince Charles Drive and
Yamacraw Hill Rd, travel south
on Yamacraw Hill Rd, take the
second right and the subject
property is the third lot on the
left past the first corner on the
left.

Lot#176, Yamacraw Beach
Estates,
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 7,417.50 sq ft
Building Size: 2,217 sq ft
Appraised Value: $215,000.00
From the junction of Fox Hill Rd
South and Yamacraw Rd, travel-
ling east on Yamacraw Rd to first
corner on right directly opposite
Her Majesty's Prison (which is
Yamacraw Beach drive). Travel
South to Eleuthera Drive and
continue from there (South) to
the eight building on left side of
St. The structure is painted all
white with white trim and light
grey asphalt shingles.

Lot# 362, Pinewood Gardens
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq ft
Building Size: 1,076 sq ft
Appraised Value:$98,000
Enter Pinewood Gardens from
East St 1st entrance (Sapodilla.
Blvd.) travel east cross Willow
Tree St continue east to Pigeon
Plum Ave, right turn on Pigeon


Plum, travel south to Polar St on
right and turn, property is 5th on
left on small corner the subject
property is faded white trim
green with steel starter bars on
foundation porch at front.
Lot #5, Section #2, Gamble Hgts
Single Family Residence
Property Size: 6,000 sq ft
Building Size: 1,396 sq ft
Appraised Value: $116,000
From Baillou Hill Rd and Golden
Gates Shopping Centre, travel
south on Baillou Hill Rd, take
the second left, and the subject
property is the first building on
the right (directly opposite Carl-
ton E. Francis Primary School).
Lot# 104, Section #1, Winton
Meadows, N.P.
Single Family Residence w/
1 Bedroom Efficiency
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom
Property Size: 8,046 sq ft
Building Size: 2,005 sq ft
Appraised Value:$ 214,800
Travel east along Prince Charles
Drive (east of Fox Hill Rd) and
turn right on Jasmine Drive and
another right on.the second
corner on the right (Knollwood
Drive), then left on Dove St and
continue passing corner on the
right, property is on the curve-
split level pink house, identified
as housen'17.

Lot #82, Sunset Park Subdivi-
sion
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 7,500 sq ft
Building Size: 1,262 sq ft
Appraised Value: $170,000
House #6, on the northern side
of the fourth Rd north of Carmi-
chael Rd Post Office, third house
west of Wendal Drive directly at
lamp pole #128.

Lot #836, Pinewood Gardens
Subd
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq ft
Building Size: 980 sq ft
Appraised Value: $98,300
From Bamboo Boulevard and
East St South (by the South
Beach Police Station), travel east
on Bamboo Boulevard, go left
at the round-about on to Pigeon
Plum Ave, take the third left
on to Croton St and the subject
property is eighth on the right

Lot #1, Rocky Pine Rd
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Building Size:1,136 sq. ft
Property Size: 5,465 sq ft
Appraised Value: $112,600
From Carmichael Rd take the Rd
directly opposite Enoch Backford
Auditorium which is next to
Esso Gas Station drive straight
down on the unnamed Rd untill
you reach the T-junction which
is Rocky Pine Rd the building is
diagionally to the left across the
St the colour is white.

Lot #1868 Pinewood Gardens
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq ft
Building Size:1,433 sq ft
Appraised Value: $102,450


From East St South and Bamboo
Boulevard / Pinewood Drive
(by south Beach police Station),
travel eastward on Bamboo
Boulevard / Pinewood Drive,
take the fourth right on to Bay
Geranium Ave, then the fourth
right, Spice St, and the subject
property is the eighth lot on the
right.

Lot # 2898, Sir Lynden Pindling
Estates
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq ft
Building Size: 1,231 sq ft
Appraised Value:$132,000
From East St and Bamboo Blvd
(South Beach Police Station)
travel east on Bamboo Blvd to
the round about continue travel-
ing east onto C.W. Saunders
Highway take the third right
which is Lady Margueritte
Pindling Ave, and the subject
property is the sixteenth lot on
the. right pass the first corner
[ on the right (Lynden St), House
#2898 Lady Marguerite Pindling
Ave white trim blue.

Lot#21, Block #5, Sea Beach Est
Single Family Residence w /
2-Town House Units House:
2-Bedrooms, 2-Bathrooms Town
Houses: 2-Bedrooms, 2-Bath-
rooms
Property Size: 7,349 sq ft
Building Size: 2,176 sq ft
Appraised Value: $393,000
From Sun Fun Resort and West
Bay St, travel east on West Bay
St, take the first right, then the
second right and the subject
property is the third lot on the
right.

Lot#16, Block#13 Sea Breeze
Estate, section #2
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 9,688 sq ft
Building Size: 1,823 sq ft
Appraised Value: $237,000
Travelling south from the red
light intersection at Prince
Charles Drive onto Beatrice Ave
turn left on first red light (Savan-
na Ave). Then right on Bay Lilly
Drive continuing to 4th corner
on left. The subject property is
on the south-west

Lot# 16, Block #9, Miller's Hgts
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Building Size: 1,110.24 sq ft
Property Size: 5,000 sq ft
Appraised Value: $126,000
Turn onto Montgomery Ave off
Carmichael Rd. The 16th build-
ing on the Western side of Mont-
gomery'Ave directly at lamp pole
#11, beige trim blue.

Lot#776, Pinewood Gardens
Single Family Residence
2-Bedrooms, 2-Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq ft
Building Size: 1,117 sq ft
Appraised Value:$105,400
From East St South and Bamboo
Boulevard / Pinewood Drive
(South Beach Police Station)
travel east on Bamboo Boule-
vard take the second left, Bay
Geranium Ave, then the fifth left,
Cascarilla St, and'the subject
property is the tenth on the
right.


VACANT PROPERTIES


Lot#32, Block#2, Nassau East
North Subdivision
Vacant Land
Property Size: 8,961 sq ft
Appraised Value: $90,000
Turn left onto Nassau East from.
Prince Charles Drive, take the
second corner on the left and the
subject property is straight ahead
on the curve. There is a H.G.
Christie Real Estate sign on the
property.


Lot# 76 & 77 South Beach
Estates
Triplex
2 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
1 1 B1edroom, 1 Bathroom
Efficency Living-Dining, and
Bedroom w/shower
Property Size: 12,170 sq ft
Building Size: 2,397 sq ft
Apprased Value: $223,000
The subject property is located
at house #19 on the northern
side of Pinecrest Drive directly
at lamp pole #81.

Unit #4, Hillcrest Tower
Condominium
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Unit Size 1,110 sq ft
Appraised Value: $180,000
Turn west from Collins Ave
onto Third Terrace, Centreville
and the subject building is the
second on the right.

Lot JCT Kool Acres, Fox Hill
Duplex
Each Unit 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath-
room each
Property Size: 12,033 sq ft


Lot "D" Domingo Beach Estates
Vacant Property
Property Size: 8,569 sq ft
Appraisal Value: $74,000.00
From .East St and South Beach
Rd, travel west on South Beach
Rd and the subject property is
opposite a two storey apartment
building (white trimmed dark
red) which is on the first corner
on the right.


Lot#72, Nassau, Village
Vacant Land
Property Size: 6,590 sq ft
Appraised Value: $50,000
From Soldier Rd and Taylor St
travel south on Taylor St, turn
left at the cross road, Northern
Alexandria Bouleard. Take the
second right, Forbes St, then
left at the T-junction, Catherine
Ave. Take the first right, then the
second left and the subject


property is the first on the right,
on the comer.
Lot #30, Caribbean Gardens
Subd Vacant Property
Property Size: 9,618 sq ft
Appraisal Value: $81,700
From Carmichael Rd & Glad-
stone Rd, travel north on Glad-
stone Rd, take the second right,
Caribbean Gardens Rd, and the
subject property is the third on
the left.


APARTMENTS/CONDOMINIUMS


Building Size: 1,701 sq ft
Appraised Value: $185,600
From Joe Farrington and Fox
Hill Rd (Prison) travel south on
Fox Hill road, take the second
right and the subject property
is on the corner (opposite John-
son's Barber & Beauty Shop).

Lot of land Theodora Lane
Duplex
Unit#1 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath-
rooms
Unit#2 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath-
room
Property Size: 16,570 sq ft
Building Size: 2,159 sq ft ,.
Appraised Value: $278,000
Turn left off Harrold Road onto
Theodora Lane. Drive through
Theodora Lane to Kingdom
Hall Jehovah Witness Church,
and turn through the unnamed,
unpaved road directly opposite
lamp pole #33. Subject property
is located immediately south of
Jehovah Witness Church build-
ing on the eastern side of the
unnamed, unpaved road duplex
apartment building painted all


white.

Unit #2, Lot #14, Danottage Est
Condominum
2-Bedrooms, 2-Bathrooms
Property Size: 8,883 sq ft
Building Size: 1,225 sq ft
Appraised Value:$211,000
From Bernard Road & Soldier
Road, travel east on Bernard
Road, take the first right Thomp-
son Street, go over the hill, take
the first left then the first right
(from henceforth everything is
unpaved). The road bears left
then right follow this road all
the way around and the subject
property is the third property on
the right from the dead-end.

Lot #2, South Beach Subdivision
Two Storey Duplex, Townhouse
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
Property Size: 6,000 sq ft
Building Size: 2,736 sq ft
Appraised Value: $234,000
The subject property is located
1 mile west of Blue Hill Road
on the souhern side of Marshall
Road approximately 200 yards


I north of the southern shoreline
directly opposite lamp pole
#65/50.

Lot#6, Block #3, Oakes Field
Office w/incomplete two-storey
Building
Property Size: 10,864 sq ft
Office Size: 1,122 sq ft
Incomplete Building Size: 2,500
sq ft
Appraised Value:$312,000
Access the property by turn-
ing west off Thompson Blvd
onto Russell Rd, at McDonald's
Resturant. Drive to Horse Shoe
Dr turn south (left) and proceed
to Farrington Rd, at Caterpillar
Office. Thrn onto Farrington Rd
travelling west the subject prop-
erty is the second after Gregory
St opposite Eden Street on the
south side of Farrington Rd the
subject building is a single story
yellow trim white building now
used as professional Engineer's
Office.


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FROM page one
Coulson said that method would
have required taking 58 million
gallons from the surrounding
sea per day, running it through
LNG heat exchangers and then
piping it back into the sea some
28 degrees colour than the pre-
vailing water temperature.
Mr Coulson said: "This may
have been acceptable in north-
ern waters, but the Commission
determined that it might have
severe effects on nearby marine
life. At its insistence, AES
changed to a warming process
using only air and waste heat
from other operations a more
expensive system but with less
risk for the environment."
The economic analyst said
the fears of LNG opponents
were "exaggerated and ground-
less", pointing out that the AES
Ocean Express project would
not impact commercial fisheries.


Terminal could make

government $38m


because the major fishing
grounds for crawfish, grouper
and conch were not on the shal-
low bank west of Ocean Cay
where the pipeline will run;
On questions raised about
why AES was not building its
terminal in Florida, Mr Coul-
son said any company would
prefer to build near the source
of demand, eliminating the
need to deal with foreign gov-
ernments such as the Bahamas.
But there was only one deep-
water harbour able to accept
LNG tankers with a draught of
40 feet, Port Everglades, but
residential and.industrial devel-
opments were so close that the
required exclusion zone around
a terminal could not be
achieved. An LNG plant in
Texas was no help to Florida
because of the "impractical"
length of delivery pipelines.
Mr Coulson said that LNG
carriers had a record of clean
operations in handling their
bunkers that was "much better
than the cruise ships frequent-.
ing Nassau Harbour".
He added that air pollution
resulting from emissions by gas
turbines at the AES plant would
be "well within" acceptable lim-
its on Ocean Cay, and would
rapidly disperse in the wind so
that no plume or odour would
be felt on Cat Cay nearby.
Due to the uninhabited
nature of Cat Cay, noise and
visual disturbance from the
AES project were non-factors.


FROM page one
outstanding "commercial
issues, such as assuring a long-
term gas sales contract and a
committed LNG supply con-
tract".
Mr Coulson said the AES
Ocean Express facility was
projected to supply 850 mil-
lion cubic feet of gas per day
to Florida's energy grid via a
pipeline between that state
and Ocean Cay.
That island, which has no
permanent population, would
receive liquid LNG brought
in by tanker from overseas
'suppliers. That gas would then
be warmed up, converted into
gas form and taken by pipeline
to land in Dania Beach.
Mr Coulson said that
among the advantages to the
Bahamas from approving the
AES project were "substan-
tial new revenues" for the
Government.
During the three-year con-
struction process, AES had
committed to paying the Gov-
ernment $9 million. Once the
plant was in operation, the
US-based company would pay
a $6.3 million business licence
fee in the first year, with
"annual escalation" kicking
in after that.
However, Mr Coulson said
the main revenue source will
come through a throughput
fee based on a "defined
amount for each barrel of


enterprise


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LNG received".
In the first year, the GwV-
eminent was projected to ga6
$3.5 million in throughput fets
from AES Ocean Expres,
with this figure rising to moro
than $13 million in the 1Wh
year of operation. If dema4O
from Florida justified a se-
ond pipeline, the throughpI.
fee would rise to $38 million
in the 10th year.
Mr Coulson praised govern-
ment negotiators for including
"an unusual special provision?'
in the proposed Heads,:p
Agreement with AES Cort,-
ration that it obtained "by h;
negotiation". .
He explained that the G
eminent would collect "a s'
cial bonus if the market price
gas in the US rises abovp |
threshold figure. Since t11
price, using the Henry I1iI)
quotation, is already higihs
than the threshold ancjiif
unlikely to decline, government
will most likely reap this bonus
and enjoy a major increasqtf
throughput charges".
Other benefits cited by Mr,
Coulson were the $100,000
annual payment that AES hgad
committed to make to the.
Bimini community, and a one-I
time $150,000 payment to aw
marine research laboratory.
In addition, AES would
employ 450 worker mostly
Bahamian to construct the
Ocean Express plant, and
employ 35 full-time staff once
it was built. Again, these
would mostly be Bahamian,
with AES committed to pro-
viding training in the US t it
would "add a new level I6
expertise to the Bahami[i
labour pool". 4
Mr Coulson said: "One sig-
nificant advantage is the
diversification of our economy
away from tourism andp ,
finance. These will be impr-
tant, but we must have other
strings to our bow. '-
"The completion of.an
LNG facility will help con-
vince foreign investors tt0a66.
the Bahamas is a good place
not just to build hotels but to
undertake the kind of clean,L-
sensible industrial-projectsi
that will give us a truly mod-
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MEy DENISE MAYCOCK the late 1990's. He has raised F
Tpfibune Freeport millions through his founda-
Reporter tion and has started more than
100 youth sporting pro-
,REEPORT Several NFL grammes, provided scholar-
p yers with the St Louis ships, and helped to build
R~aps are in Grand Bahama sporting stadiums.
for p three-day football clinic Once the league gets going,
tQ.,coach young athletes and the foundation will assist in
assist in establishing a youth bringing scouts and coaches
fdotball league association to Grand Bahama to look at
here on the island. recruiting and providing schol-
American Mike Kelly of arship opportunities for
Freeport said the clinic started Bahamian athletes.
4i'Wednesday at the Grand Following a wrap up of the
ahama Sports Complex, clinic on Friday, Mr Kelly said
here the coaches and pro- Grand Bahama residents
essional athletes are con- would have an opportunity to
aucting drill training with chil- play golf on Saturday with the
ren .aged seven to 17 years NFL players at the Lucayan
from 9am to 2pm. Reef Golf Course.
With the support and assis- There will also be a silent
lance of the St Louis Rams auction of NFL and NBA
Snd the Michael Jones Foun- memorabilia to assist with
nation, Mr Kelly expects to raising funds for the league.
]ave the Grand Bahama "They ensured us that this is
outh Football League Asso- not a one time thing; that they
iation up and running by the want to come and develop the
.tart of the new school year programme with kids," said
n September. Mr Kelly.
S"They were kind enough to
:upply all the pads and uni-
forms, and to help with coach-
jng assistance and any other
perational needs," he said. 0 NFL Rams players
Michael Jones was in Grand
: League Bahama with several team-
mates for football summer
-Mr Kelly, who serves as youth clinic at Grand
Director of the youth league, Bahama Sports Complex. He
.estimates that between is seen with Gladstone Moon
$50,000 to $100,000 is needed McPhee, Mr Jones and Mike
o get the league underway on Kelly, director of Youth
rand Bahama. Football League Associa-
PHe said there would be.. tion.
eams for grade school, middle (Photos: TAT)
-hool, junior high and high
school. The league, he said, -
Aould be seeking the cooper- h"
nation of various schools on the
Land and use of the sports
complex for games.
"This is a wonderful pro-
gramme and a great opportu-
rity for the Bahamian athletes
th obtain scholarships," he
.. ~ id. .
'Rahamian Allen higrahain,-
retired NFL player drafted
Itith the Washington Red- .
.ikins, and James Kemp, pres-
ilent of the Rattlers, are also
assisting in the programme.
Mr Kelly said persons inter-
isted in the volunteering or
warningng the sport are'wel-
4omed to the clinics. He said
transportation is provided for
hildren from designated bus
tops in Freeport to the clinics.
hey are also provided with
nch after drills training and.
oaching.
Mr Kelly said former Rams
football star Michael Jones
as instrumental in bringing
he players and coaches to
reeport for the clinic.
"He made the tackle that
allowed the,Rams to win the
uper Bowl in 1999," said Mr
elly, who is an avid fan of
e sport.
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CAC games




set to be most


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H APPY Indepen-
dence Day.
This weekend, there should
be a lot of fireworks at the
Thomas A Robinson Track
and Field Stadium as our ath-
letes paint the field aqua
marine, gold and black.
The Colinalmperial Senior
Central American and
Caribbean Championships are
still a day away, but it seems as
if the excitement has already
filled the air.
Whether or not all of the top
athletes in the region show up
or not, there are sufficient
names expected here to make
this the most competitive ever.
The organising committee,
headed by Dr. Bernard Not-
tage, has done a tremendous
job in promoting the event and
they should be quite pleased
with the results at the end of
the meet on Monday night.
The Ministry of Youth,
Sports and Culture has gone
overboard, according to their
estimates, in pumping more
than $1.3 millions into the
repairs of the TAR Stadium.
The renovations were-nec-
essary for the Bahamas Asso-
ciation of Athletic Associa-
tions to secure the mandatory
IAAF certification to host the
championships.
As a part of thqir commit-
ment to making the champi-
onships a tremendous success,
the organisers are offering cash
incentives to all world, cham-
pionship and national record
breakers..
C ash prizes'.wll also be
offered to all of the winners in


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OPINION


each individual events. Relays
of course will be doubled.
It's estimated that it will cost
more than $1 million to pull
off the championships.
But the organisers are con-
fident that they can get the job
done.
Now it's just up to the fans
to come out and show their
appreciation to our athletes.
This isn't the national cham-
pionships where the stakes are
only for bragging rights, as it
was in Grand Bahama two
weekends ago.


tive


This is a prelude to what can
be expected at'the 10th IAAF
World C.hampionships
in Helsinki, Finland in
August.
This will also be the first
time that many of the top
Bahamian athletes will be
making an appearance at the
championships, which are held
every two years.
And for the first time this
decade, the Bahamas should
be fielding a team to compete
in all four relays men and
women 4 x 100 and 4 x 400.
That's significant for the
Bahamas because it opens up
an avenue for us to finally start
to groom the other younger
athletes to step up and take
their rightful places with the
seniors.

Although we should
be contenders to
medal in both in the women's
4 x 100 and the men's 4 x 400;
I don't see why the women's 4
x 4 and the men's 4 x 1 should
not be in the mix as well.
All roads will lead to the
TAR Stadium this weekend
where there will be enough
performances to satisfy the
fancy of all interested specta-
tors.
It's a pity that we don't have
the new stadium to host the
event.
But I'm sure that, once it is
constructed by 2007, we will
be hosting many more
international events in the
future.
Let's just enjoy this one,
Happy Independence ;ay


* By RENALDO DORSETT
Junior Sports Reporter


IN JUST over a week, the nation's top bas-
ketball prospects will take to the court in the
most highly anticipated tournament of the year.
The 10th Annual Nelson Cooper "Peace on
da Streeets" Basketball Classic will take place
on two consecutive Saturdays, July 16 and 23 at
the Kendal GL Issacs Gym.
The brainchild of of Carlos Reid and Youth
Against Violence Ministries, the contest has
grown leaps and bounds in the past decade and
is now the country's premiere basketball event.
Originally the National Park League Cham-
pionships, it was changed to its current name
after Nelson Cooper, a reformed gang mem-
ber, was slain in Mason's Addition while trying
to encourage other gang members to follow his
path to a law-abiding life.

Reminder
Reid said the tournament serves as a lasting
reminder of Cooper's work in the Youth
Against Violence program and reminds other
youngsters that positivity can be rewarded.
The tournament will feature two divisions: a
junior division for players 18 years old and
under, and a senior division open to all.
There will also be the Tennis Centre three-
point shootout and the JMel/Texaco Slam Dunk
Contest.
Last year's winners in both the junior (Rock-
ets) and senior divisions (Breezes) will be
returning to defend their titles.
Other teams expected to compete include
Real Deal Shockers, Fox Hill Big Brothers,
The Wreckers, Sunshine Auto, Courtesy, and
many others.
Reid said The Nelson Cooper Classic and


similar programs go a long way in helping tb
curb violence in our community.
"There's a challenge in our nation because the
system seems as if it is designed for some our
young men to fall through the cracks," he said,
"This is why our organization is constantly
involved in doing many different things to help,
"We have also decided to put together' an
after-school program, with the help of the
Lyford Cay foundation, to help some of our
young promising athletes to bring the GPAVs
up," he said. "So it's not just basketballnwve'
interested in."

Goal
A new feature added to this year's tourna-
ment will be the addition of a family night,
which organizers hope will achieve the goal of
giving the tournament a family orientated
atmosphere.
Rather than attempt to bring in big name
celebrities to enhance the tournament's repu-
tation, Reid said the athletes can look forward
to competing in front of a number of college
scouts and coaches and possibly trialing for a
scholarship.
"NBA players come here to camps and add
inspiration," he said, "But college scouts, what
they do is provide a future for some of these
young men."
The tournament's main sponsors include Fur-
niture Plus, Gatorade/Thompson Trading, and
Commonwealth Bank.
Krystyna Lee Darville, director of market-
ing and special projects for Furniture Plus, said:
"We have found that this is an amazing organi-
zation to be involved with," she said, "It is very
important to encourage our youth to come off
the streets, to get away from the violence, and
become involved in something so very postive."


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Lightbourn



makes a splash


* By RENALDO DORSETT
Junior Sports Reporter
ONE promising young swim-
mer is poised to make a lasting
impression on the swimming
scene in the Bahamas.
With her dominating perfor-
mance of last weekend's Open
Nationals, McKayla Lightbourn
is beginning her trek towards
swimming prominence.
, Lightbourn hauled in an
astounding 12 medals, and set
five new records.
Her medal breakdown
included nine gold, two silver
and one bronze.

Competing
In her first time competing at
Nationals, she set new records
in the 400 IM, 800m freestyle,
200 IM, 100m breaststroke and
200m backstroke.
A resident of Sarasota, Flori-
da, the 13-year-old attends
Pineview School for the Gift-
ed.
She is a member of The Sara-
sota YMCA Sharks Swim Club
and has swam in a number of
international meets including
the Junior Olympics.
Lightbourn also performed
well at the 2005 Carifta Swim
Meet. In her first time compet-


Thirteen-year-old


swimming sensation


ing in Carifta, she captured nine
medals.
She has been a member of
the Sharks Swim Club and has
been swimming competitively
since she was seven-years-old.
Despite her dominating per-
formance, Lightbourn said win-
ning the amount of medals she
did, was a lot harder than it
looked.
"In some races it was pretty
close, I didn't get medals in a
couple of races but
others weren't so hard." she
said.
Lightbourn, who specialises
in longer endurance orientated
events, said some of the only
problems she encountered were
with the 50m freestyle and the
50m backstroke.
One of her main goals for the
future includes a trip to the 2008
Olympics, competing in the
200m breaststroke and the 400
IM.
She credits her coaches in
Sarasota for a strict training reg-.


iment that enabled her to come
to nationals and perform so
well.
"Everyday when I get in we
always train hard and try to get
as close to our meet times as
possible," she said, "so I think
that helped a lot."

Medal
Lightbourn, who won a silver
medal at last year's Junior
Olympics in the 100m breast-
stroke, looks to improve on;that
performance in this year's event
which will take place in New
Orleans, Louisiana, July 26-
August 7.
Despite her young age, Light-
bourn already seems to have
her future in swimming mapped
out.
Along with swimming at the
Olympics, she hopes to swim
either at Auburn University, in
the footsteps of-fellow Bahami-
an Jeremy Knowles, or the Uni-
versity of Florida.


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MIAMI HERALD SPORTS


Record holder Chandra


* By KELSIE
JOHNSON
Junior Sports
Reporter
THE BAHAMAS
has extended a helping
hand to four athletes
coming to participate
in the Colinalmperial
Central American and
Caribbean (CAC)
games.
Three athletes from
Montserrat and an ath-
lete from Belize have
received assistance
from the ColinaImperi-
al CAC committee,
sealing their participa-
tion in the XX games.
The committee
decided to extend a
hand to the three ath-
letes from Montserrat


Bernard Nottage
said: "The Montserrat
economy has really
been disrupted due to
the many eruptions,
forcing them seek
assistance from the
United Kingdom and
various countries from
the Caribbean, just to
carry out their regular
government duties.
"So when we invited
them to come and par-
ticipate, they indicated
that, as much as they.
wanted to come, they
didn't feel as though
they had the capacity
financially to due so.
"As a result, we
offered them a pack-
age, which include
tickets to the Bahamas
and the other charges.
And today we are hap-
py that they excepted
our offer."
Belize will be repre-
sented by one athlete,
Jayson Jones, compet-
ing in the 400m hur-
dles.

Invited
Jones was originally
invited to the Coli-
nalmperial Champi-
onships, but was forced
to withdraw from the
games, due to
circumstances beyond
his government's con-
trol.
In turn Jones e-
mailed the committee,
expressing interest in
competing in the cham-
pionships, but saying
he wasn't able to part
take due to lack of
funding.
The letter, sent by
Jones was aidepfed by'
Nottage was presented
to the committee, who
in turn decided to offer
him the same package
as the.
Montserrat.

Qualifed
Nottage added: "We
thought that everya-Ath-
lete that qualified for
the games should be
given the opportunity
to compete.
"These packages
were offered particu-'
larly for athletes that
were experiencing
financial difficulties.
We co.miited o .ut-
selves to helping them,
because we really want
this to be a festival of
all the talents of the
region." -
The four athletes will
arrive in the capital on
today. .


expects tight race


By BRENT STUBBS improve on the silver medal he back cc
Senior Sports Reporter achieved at the last championships in er me.
2003. 44, the
DESPITE having ran the fastest Brown said he was thrilled to have with m
time in the world this year on Tues- this unexpected opportunity to run.in "He
day, sprinter Chandra Sturrup has no one more additional meet before he coming
expectations for the Colinalmperial came home for the championships. But I t<
Central American and Caribbean "I'm going to give the Lord thanks Havi
Championships this weekend. for bringing me this far and keeping er con
She knows that with the field of me healthy," said Brown, who had to onships
competitors entered to line-up at the defy the doctors orders to run at the to go..
start, her Bahamian national record Olympics last year after he suffered a "As ]
of 10.84 in the women's 100 metres shoulder injury before the games got backing
in Lausanne, Switzerland could drop underway. 'ty good
again. "My main point and key in the race of conf
"I don't want to say right now was to stay healthy. But Jeremy is the time th
because it's kind of close and I just Olympic champion. So everybody was races a:
ran fast," said Sturrup in an interview gunning for him. I knew he just got off "So
with The Tribune from her hotel room the .plane about 2-3 days ago and I rest ant
in Lausanne after the race. was here in Europe from last week. of the
"I don't know. We will see how "So I expected to give him a real thing, it
g work out when I get home. I'm run for his money and I went out there At the
acifexpected to get home until104. And'did what I had todo., He just the Bal
Soclock the night before 'the ace: S tiipp- me at the tape. So it -was a This
we will see.". close race:.I got a lot of support from be all b
Sturrup will be making her debut the fans. That built up my confidence the go
in the CAC Championships and would a lot." away fi
like to add a medal preferably the Running out in lane six, Brown said last chi
gold to her resume. he decided to make Wariner come in Gre
after him, running out of lane four. 2003.
Fast With American Tyree Washington
ahead of him in lane eight, Brown
"It's important because it's our knew he was in a position to
region and I would like to run welf run well.
there also," Sturrup added.. "But wher- "I knew he was in the
ever I run, I would like to run and run A W2 N


fast. Every race is important to me."
On Friday at the Golden League
meet in Paris, France, Sturruip lost to
Christine Aaron of France to !elimi-
nate her from the $1 million jackpot
heading into the second meet this Fri-
day at the Golden Gala in Rome,
Italy.
Only the winners of each of the six
Golden League meets will be eligible
for the jackpot, which quarter-miler
Tonique Williams-Darling shared with
Sweden's triple jumper Christian
Olson in last year's Golden League.
The 400 is not a Grand Prix event
this year, which also takes Williams-
Darling out of the equation.
Unlike Sturrpp, Williams-Darling
will be competing for her first CAC
championship gold medal, having won
silver and bronze in both the 200 and
400 from 1997-2003.
Christine Amertil will also be run-
ning for her first CAC championship
medal when she comes home.
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Junior Sports Reporter
ANDREA BLACKET T gave her,
stamp of approval to the Colinalim-
perial Central American and
Caribbean (CAC) games, yesterday.
Blackett, an Olympian and mem-
ber of the Barbados team, declared
the XX games as the best 'ofthe.
events so far, with the incentives as an
added plus.
According to Blackett, the "buzz".
about the Colinalmperial CAC was
strong, and athletes were doing their
endeavour best to attend.
. She said: "I am definitely looking
forward to the games, from what I
have seen and heard, and with every-
thing that's going on it seems as
though the Bahamas has really made
an effort to take the CAC champi-
onships to the next level.
"I am excited and very happy to be
a part of it. This is the first time CAC
has decided to introduce prize money.
"I think this is a great step towards
bringing as many of our great
Caribbean athletes to the CAC cham-
pionships.
"I am very excited about the steps
being made by the Bahamas and as an
athlete I'm elated to be here."
Blackett is ranked 20th in the world


Andrea Blackett

looks ahead to games


in the 400m hurdles. The only two
athletes competing from this region
ranked higher than Blackett are
Jamaicans Debbie-Ann Paris and
Cuba's Daimi Pernia; ranked 14 and
17 respectively.,

Gold
She said: "I am definitely here to
take home the gold and the prize
money. I think my biggest competi-
tion will come from the Jamaican ath-
letes.
"So far this season I have had an up
and down season, but I am looking
to better my times on a new fast
track."
This is Blackett's fourth appear-
ance at the championships, in 1997
and 1999 she collected two gold
medals.
In 2003, Blackett ran 56.12 seconds
for the bronze medal.
The CAC record in the event is,


52.82 seconds, a time Blackett is look-
ing to run, on Sunday.
Team Barbados is expected to
arrive today at noon.
Also on hand at yesterday's press
briefing was president of the Haitian
Athletic Association Alain Jean-
Pierre.
Pierre made an appeal to the Hait-
ian committee to attend the games,
which are being labelled as the
best games in the history of the
games.
Pierre said: "We'd like to invite all
of the Haitians to come out and
attend the games. This appeal is not
only for the Haitian community, but
the entire Bahamas to come out and
watch."
The number of persons attending
the games has exceed the CAC com-
mittee's expectations by more than
20 per cent.
The committee had expected
around. 590 registered athletes and


delegates, but, today, the count is over
600.
There will be two game villages,
Nassau Beach Hotel. and the Wynd-
ham Nassau Resort.
The Nassau Beach Hotel will be
the main games village where more
than 85 per cent of the athletes will be
staying.

Teams
The Wyndham Nassau Resort will
house the larger teams like Jamaica,
Cuba, Mexico, Bahamas and Barba-
dos.
All delegates and dignitaries will
be staying at the British Colonial
Hilton.
The hotel is providing two suites
and 15 upscale rooms for the week-
end.
So far, 11 buses were made avail-
able to the games. These buses will be
used for transporting the athletes to
and from the games village.
Bernard Nottage, chairhead of the
committee, also revealed that between
25 and 30 cars were volunteered to
transport the athletes one half of
the cars were offered by private citi-
zens.
The Bahamian team will arrive
today.


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Sermons, Church Activities, Awards


Church Notes
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'We honour those who gave so




much to build this country'


* By REV JAMES MOULTRIE
For the sake of the Lord submit
yourselves to every human authority
(1 Peter 2:13).
A t some point in time
everyone comes to
grip with what it
means to be a citizen
of his/her country.
Some even say, "This is my coun-


Family of

St George's

Anglican

Church says

farewell to

Rev Johnson
THE priest, vestry and members
of St George's Anglican Church bid
farewell to Rev Willish Johnson, who
served as curate at the parish for
about two years. She delivered her
final sermon at the church Sunday,
June26 ... .. ...... ......


try.. .right or wrong". Others are more
negative and even deny their coun-
try. Both extremes are wrong. No one
should deny his/her country of birth,
nor should they accept it when that
country is wrong. We can bring heal-
ing to countries as well as to people.
Christians should recognise their
countries as gifts from God for their
inheritance and for generations
unborn. Our country is the product


INDEPENDENCE MESSAGE


of the hard work and sacrifice of many
heroic men and women who were
unique blessings that built the country
we now enjoy. Many gave their time
and energy and even their lives so that
we can have the type of country we
have today. Bahamians are good at


tearing each other down, but today
we honour those who gave so much to
build this country.
What do we do when we feel that
our country is in error? We cannot be
indifferent to our country. Our love
for her means that we must correct


FATHER G Kingsley Knowles,
rector of the church, presents a
plaque of appreciation to Rev W
Nottage on behalf of the parish.
(Photo by: St George's
Communication Ministry)


her when she is wrong, always sup-
port her. We have a solemn duty to
promote justice and peace for all.
Wrong can exist if good people remain
silent in the face of injustice. It is an
injustice when poverty and wealth
exist side by side, when the rich have
too much and the poor have nothing.
Injustice exists when the poor are
imprisoned because they cannot
afford good legal representation or
suffer from preventable diseases
because they cannot afford adequate
health care. Thankfully, our country
provides health care to all at the pub-
lic's expense. A country is judged by
the way it treats its poor and under-
privileged.
We all have a duty to advance our
country and not be a burden to her.
We have a beautiful country but it is
so easy to destroy its natural beauty.
We have to be aware of the ways we
endanger our environment. We should
want to keep our country clean, green,
and pristine, not only for the tourists,
but for our selves and generations yet
unborn.- We need to stop dumping
garbage arbitrarily and take them to
the proper disposal sights. We need to
keep our own properties clean and
tidy. We need to live healthy lifestyles,
which means quit smoking and endan-
gering our own lives and those around
us.
We have to obey the laws of the
land and those set in authority over us.
And that includes the traffic laws and
the laws regarding stray animals, espe-
cially pit bulls and other vicious ani-
mals, which can cause damage to per-
sons and property. That is the point of
our Scriptural text for today. Once
again, the country is judged by the
way its citizens obey the laws and how
we treat animals,
So on this Independence Day, let
us resolve to keep our Bahamas clean,
green, and pristine for ourselves and
for our children. Happy Independence
to all.
Rev James B Moultrie is the Rector
at St Matthew's Anglican Church


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'Godly Obedience'


During the month of
July, Jehovah's Wit-
nesses will hold four
"Godly Obedience"
District Conventions
in the Bahamas, one in Freeport,
Grand Bahama on July 1-3 and three
in Nassau beginning on July 8-10 and
July 15-17. The first three conventions
will present a three-day programme.
A two-day.programme in Haitian Cre-
ole will be held July 23-24. Estimates
are that 4,000 persons will attend the
conventions. The Nassau-conventions
will be held at the Assembly Hall of
Jehovah's Witnesses at Edmund
Street off Dolphin Drive.
The programme promises some-
thing for everyone, young and old,
Witnesses and non-Witnesses alike.
Of special interest will be the keynote
address, "Follow the Model in Your
Obedience to God." This discourse
will set the tone for the convention


CALVARY
DELIVERANCE
CHURCH
THE church on East Street
south is scheduled to hold wor-
ship services at 7 am, 9 am and
11 am every Sunday.
Weekly events
Monday, 12:30 pm Mid-day


and highlight a core tenet of the Wit-
nesses: Following the example and
teachings of Jesus Christ results in a
happier way of life.
Practical
Practical advice for families will also
be presented. The programme will
focus on how the husband, wife and.
children who observe godly principles
will make their family happier and
will help avoid the breakdown and
disarray experienced by many families
today.


Praise and Deliverance Ser-
vice, 7:45 pm Men's Fellow-
ship Meeting
Tuesday, 7:45 pm WOI
Meeting


As a key text for the them "Godly
Obedience" Jehovah's Witnesses cite
the Bible book of Deuteronomy 12:28,
where Moses told the ancient nation
of Israel that if they obeyed com-
mandments of God, it would go well
with them and their offspring to time
indefinite. The convention promises to
highlight areas where this principle
applies today. The convention begins
on Friday at 9.30am the scriptural
theme for the first day's programme
will be focused on the bible book of
Jeremiah 7:23: "Obey my voice, and I
will become your God." After a break


Wednesday, 7:30 pm Bible senior pastor.
Enrichment Session
Friday, 7:45 pm Massive . *
Youth Meeting
Bishop V G Clarke is the ANGLICAN

PARISH OF THE
MOST HOLY


THE church at 14 Trinity
Way, Stapledon Gardens, is
scheduled to hold the following
weekly services:
iSunday, 7 am Holy
Eucharist, 9 am Family
Eucharist & Sunday School,
6:30 pm Praise & Worship,
Bible Study
Evensong & Benediction,
Bible Study (Last Sunday in
every month)
e vsTuesday, 7:30 pm- The
e Church at Prayer
Wednesday, 5:30 am Inter-
cessory Prayer, 6:30 am Holy
Eucharist, 7 pm Bible Study
For further information, call
(242)-328-8677



CURIRT
MEMORIAL
s, to send in as much METHODIST
ients. Students should CHURCH
to supply information THE following services will
aLronriae, nhns be held at the church on Zion
appropriate photos.
Boulevard, South Beach.
First Monday of each month,
7:30 pm Men's Ministry, Sec-
ond & Fourth Monday, 7:30
pm Women's Ministry
Tuesday (except 2nd), 7:30
pm Bible Study
Thursday, 6:30 pm Music
IIIIH, Ministry Rehearsal
First & Third Friday of each
month, 7 pm Youth Ministry
Saturday, 6:30 am Prayer
Ministry, 2 pm Dance Min-
istry, 3 pm Jr Music Ministry



ST BARNABAS
S ANGLICAN
373 if you have any CHURCH
I (as attachments) to:
THE church on Blue Hill
and Wulff Roads is scheduled
to hold the following services:
July 10, 7am Sung Mass, 10
am Sunday School and Adult
Bible Class, 11 am Praise and
Worship, Sung Mass, 7 pm -
Evensong and Benediction
Monday, 6:40 am Mattins
and Mass, 4 pm Youth Band
Practice, 6:30 pm Lay Pas-
tors' Training, Laying A Solid
Foundation, Adult Band Prac-


for lunch, the afternoon session will
begin at 2pm a talk entitled "All Suf-
fering Soon to End" will be the con-
cluding feature of the day. The pro-
gramme ends at 5.05pm.
Speakers
On Saturday, the scriptural them
for the day's programme will be "Obe-
dient From the Heart In All Things,"
based on texts at Romans 6:17 and 2
Corinthians 2:9. A symposium of
speakers will then present practical
advice for families.


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



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



EAST STREET
GOSPEL CHAPEL
THE church at 83 East
Street, "where Jesus Christ is
Lord, and everyone is special",
is scheduled to hold the fol-
lowing services:
Sunday, 9:45 am Sunday
School & Adult Bible Class,
11 am Morning Celebration,
7 pm Communion Service, 8
pm 'Jesus, the Light of
World' Radio Programme on
ZNS 1
Tuesday, 8 pm Chapel
Choir Practice
Wednesday, 8 pm Mid-
week Prayer Meeting (Second
Wednesday) Cell Group
Meeting


At 11.50am, the morning's session
will feature a moving discussion on
the meaning of Christian baptism, fol-
lowed by the ordination of new mem-
bers of the faith as ministers. At
4.35pm the intriguing discourse enti-
tled "What Does the Bible Really
Teach?" will round out the day's pro-
gramme. On Sunday, the text at
Deuteronomy 12:28 is the basis for
the scriptural them for the day: "Obey
All These Words....That It May Go
*Well With You."
Programme parts tailored for young
people will be presented at the end
of the morning session, including a
costumed drama based on a Bible
account. The Bible's answer to the
question "To Whom does Our Obe-
dience Belong?" will be examined
during the Public Discourse at 2pm.
All convention sessions are open to
the public and are free. No collection
is ever taken.


Thursday, 6 pm Hand Bells
Choir Practice, 8 pm Men's
Fellowship Meeting (Every 4th
Thursday), 7:45 pm Women's
Fellowship Meeting (Every 4th
Thursday)
Friday, 6:30 pm Con-
querors for Christ Club (Boys
& Girls Club), 8 pm East
Street Youth Fellowship Meet-
ing
Saturday, 6:30 am Early
Morning Prayer Meeting



ST ANDREW'S
PRESBYTERIAN
KIRK
YOU are invited to worship
with the church family at 9:30
am or 11 am on Sunday. Sun-
day School meets during the
11 am service and the Youth
Group meets on Friday
evenings. .
The Kirk is located at the
corner of Peck's Slope and
Princes Street, across from the
Central Bank. Parking is avail-
able immenidiatelybehind the
Kirk. Visit us also at:
www.standrewskirk.com
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FIRST HOLINESS
CHURCH OF GOD
THE church on First Holi-
ness Way, Bamboo Town, is
scheduled to hold the following
services: Sunday, 9:45 am -
Sunday School, 11 am Morn-
ing Worship, 7 pm Evening
Worship
Monday, 7:30 pm Prayer
Meeting
Wednesday, noon Prayer
& Praise Service, 7:30 pm -
Bible Study
Thursday, 7:30 pm Praise
& Worship Service
Friday (2nd and 4th), 7:30
pm Youth Meeting
Second Tuesdays, 7:30 pm -
SALT Ministry (Single Adults
Living Triumphantly)
Fourth Saturdays, 4 pm -
SOME Ministry (Save Our
Men Evangelism)
1st Sundays Women's Day
2nd Sundays Youths
Day/Dedication of Infants
3rd Sundays Mission
Day/Communion
4th Suridays Men's Day
Service




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he ACW of St
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gramme.
On Sunday, July 3, a special
service was held to close out
the programme, which began
in May. Rev Roland Hamil-
ton delivered the sermon, and
encouraged the young women S A .
to "stay focused and have faith
in God".
The programme targets girls ST. GE O
and young women between
the ages of 10 and 18 years old M
and was designed to bridge
the gap between the younger
and the older women of the
church and community.
Success
Said Collona Hepburn,
president of St George's
ACW said: The programme
was a huge success as we had
more young ladies than antic-
iipated. We are pleased that
they have experience the pro-
gramme and hopefully it has
added value to their lives."
PICTURED clockwise
from top: .Face Painting
N ALAMA Evans (St
George's ACW ) presenting
gifts to deserving young
women of the programme.
0 DEBBIE Ferguson ( St
George's ACW) presenting
awards to young women who
at nded the programme.
N MARY Moultrie (ACW)
presenting awards to the two
young women who had the
highest attendance to Mass.
E LITURGICAL Dance by
the young women in the pro-
gramme get ready to perform.
(Photos by St George's
Communications Ministry)


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its20celebratirthdayf St Matthew's Anglican Parish kicks off
its 203rd birthday
gospel birthday celebrations with gospel concertconcert.
The church's social outreach .rthda celebrations with gosel concert


E OSANO Neilly hits the right note. U ALLISON Mason sings her heart out.


* THE social outreach ministry of St Matthew's Anglican Church held its second annual gospel concert at the historic parish
as part of a string of celebrations leading up to July 18. Above, the M&M Twins sing during the concert.







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