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Publication Date: July 9, 2005
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its Independence


TODAY marks the 32nd
anniversary of the Bahamas'
independence and the colours
of the flag can be seen all
around town.
As the independence cele-
brations start, people say they
feel proud just to be Bahami-
an.
Yesterday was National Pride
Day, and featured a number of
authentic Bahamian experi-
ences, awakening the spirit of
independence.
Rawson Square was Tilled
with food, music, artifacts and
dances all unique to the
Bahamas.
The festivities began at nine
with the singing of the National
Anthem.
Both tourists and Bahamians
came out to enjoy the cultural
explosion.
A family from New York said
they are glad they came to the
Bahamas during the indepen-
dence celebrations because they
enjoyed taking part in such a
vibrant culture.
A Nassau man said that
"activities like these make me
more proud of my culture, and
even prouder to be Bahamian."
As Bahamians danced to the
beat of Junkanoo music pro-
vided by Barabas and the Tribe,
tourists snapped photos and did
a little rocking themselves.
Many Bahamian 'delicacies
were served and sold, including
conch fritters, coconut water
(with gin if one preferred),
coconut tarts, pineapple tarts,
macaroni, benny cake, peanut
cake, rum cake and daiquiris.
The Ministry of Youth Sports
and Culture sponsored the
event and the chefs provided


the pastries and other Bahami-
an delights to anyone interested
in sampling the goods for free.
At the event there were vari-
ous booths, displaying native
items such as jewellery, glass
blown art and delicacies as well
as storytelling from Claudette
"Cookie" Allen, and Bennet
Allen, to name a few.
Award winning Wyndham
Nassau Resort sous chef Wade,
Sweeting served the dish that
won him a gold medal: Crab
and conch fetticine, to the
delight of tasters.
Wood crafts, and conch shell
crafts by Bahamian artists were
also available for purchase.
Cynthia Knowles, who had
an independence items booth,
said "I am proud to be Bahami-
an and take part in this event.
SWhen I think of what it means
to be Bahamian I think of inde-
pendence. I think of the colours
of the flag, I think of freedom, I
think of how grateful I am to
be here." Ms. Knowles is also a
creator of arts and crafts.
Frankie, whose Junkanoo
booth was located on Rawson
Square north, said that
"although we claim to be an
independent nation, we aren't.
We import too many items, we
are becoming easily influenced
by American lifestyles, and
we often change our identity to
impress others."
Frankie, a member of
Barabas and the Tribe
Junkanoo group, also loved
"feeling independent" and
thought Bahamians felt the
same way. "We just don't realize
that we aren't as independent
SEE page 7


* By KARAN MINNIS"
RESORT destinations like the Bahamas
are popular among the under 21 set offering
"gorgeous beaches, crystal-clear water and
no-holds-barred partying," reported a Flori-
da newspaper.
The article, published in The St Peters-
burg Times, focused on the activities of
young American women under 21 at the
local bar and restaurant, Senor Frog's. It
also compares the Bahamas' nightlife to
the nightlife surrounding the Natalee Hol-
loway case in Aruba.
S..The article entitled, "Too -much -'fun'"-,
describes Senor Frog's as "ag assal bar
owned by the same company that owns the
bar in Aruba from which Natalee Holloway
SEE page 11






* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
A "RESOUNDING message" was sent
to Barbadian Prime Minister Owen Arthur
by lawyer Fayne Thompson that Bahamians
"will not entertain" any foreign persons
dictating, insulting or making decisions for
us.
Mr Thompson is a member of Bahami-
ans Agitating for a Referendum (BARF).
Mr Thompson was responding to Mr
Arthur's criticism of the Bahamas for
deciding not to join the Caribbean Single
Market and Economy (CSME).
SEE page 11


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Bahamas must 'speed

its efforts', IMF says


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE International Mone-
tary Fund (IMF) has told the
Bahamas to speed up mea-
sures to curb its consistent
budget deficits, setting out a
plan to reduce the national
debt to 33 per cent of gross
domestic product (GDP) by


2010 compared to its current
37 per cent.
In its Article IV consulta-
tion on the Bahamian econo-
my, the IMF outlined a "debt
sustainability" scenario.
through 2010, and said fol-
lowing it would set "a down-
ward path for the Government
SEE page 11


* MILDRED Sands shows off some black sage, which is is good for blood sugar levels. Ms Sands is known as the bush doctor of the
Bahamas.
(Photos: Mario Duncanson/Tribune Staff)


Police warn public to

take care at weekend


* By DANIELLE STUBBS
Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE are urging the
public to "do all in its power"
this weekend to avoid adding
to the recent trend of drown-
ings and traffic fatalities over
holiday weekends.
During the excitement of
the Independence celebra-
tions, officers are asking


Bahamians and visitors "to be
each others' keepers" at the
beaches and on the streets.
"We want to warn persons
who may be going to the
beach to be careful, because
we've had several drowning
incidents during the past few
holiday weekends.
"We also want motorists to
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* By KRISTINA McNEIL
CONTINUING to grow in
strength yesterday, hurricane
Dennis pounded Cuba as it
approached the Gulf of Mexico
and southern United States.
Dennis was upgraded to a
category four hurricane and was
travelling at 17mph yesterday
afternoon as it generated sur-
face winds of up to 150mph.
More wind and rain are
expected this Independence
weekend as a cloud cover from
Dennis moves over the
Bahamas.
Showers and brisk winds are
expected through Saturday.
By Sunday the winds are
expected to fall off a bit, and
on Monday conditions are
expected to return to near nor-


mal.
As the eye of Dennis trav-
eled over south and central
Cuba yesterday, it lost some
strength, and wind speeds were
reduced to 145mph.
The storm poured heavy rain
on Cuba, increasing the threat
of mudslides and flooding there.
Meteorologists expect Den-
nis to clear the north coast of
Cuba, and head for the Gulf of
Mexico and southern US some-
time between today and tomor-
row.
"Once Dennis makes landfall
in the US the conditions may
change a bit," said chief meteo-
rologist Basil Dean.
Dennis is expected to hit the
US somewhere along the
..Alabama or Louisiana coast-
line.


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By ADRIAN GIBSON

FNM leader Tommy Turn-
quest has added his voice to
calls for the Prime Minister to
intervene and restore credibili-
'7 ,yt to the.: Registrar::General's
Office.
The senator claimed that
Financial Services Minister
Allyson Maynard-Gibson has
displayed "total disrespect for
the institution by promoting the
services of an acting Registrar
General while there is a legiti-
mate substantive Registrar
General in place".
The Supreme Court ruled
that Elizabeth Thompson was
improperly dismissed.
Mr Turnquest said that it is
up to the prime minister to act,
because "it now seems clear
that the minister with respon-
sibility for the Registrar Gen-
eral's office, Allyson Maynard-
Gibson, is unwilling to, or inca-
pable of bringing resolution to
the matter."
He added: "Some attorneys
have refused to accept impor-
tant documents signed by acting
Registrar General Shane Miller,
fearing that this signature could
be invalid".
Mrs Maynard-Gibson was
criticised for her attempts to
"castigate and impugn" the


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8.70 8.00 Bahamas Property Fund 8.70 8.70 0.00 68 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%
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* TOMMY Turnquest, leader of the FNM


character of Ms Thompson in
Parliament.
On Tuesday, Ms Thompson
claimed that two staff members
were instructed to follow her and
hinder her from performing her
duties. She has since filed a com-
plaint of harassment against staff
members Sherene Cartwright
and Michael Fernander.
Mr Turnquest said the gov-
ernment "has failed to act con-
clusively".
"The critical industry of
financial services stands in a
state of crisis and the PLP gov-
ernment cannot stand by and
allow the situation to deterio-
rate even further."


In an appearance on the Love
97 talk show Jones and Com-
pany, Mrs Maynard-Gibson
claimed that "the Supreme
Court has not questioned the
validity of Shane Miller's
appointment as acting Regis-
trar General."
"I don't hire and I don't fire.
If any recommendation is to be
had about engagement and ter-
mination, it does not come from
ministers".
This week, the Bahamas Bar
Association questioned the
future validity of marriage
licences and documents signed
by Acting Registrar General
Shane Miller.


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Dumping problem





causes more outrage


* By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
A MAKESHIFT sign has
been erected at the Bonefish
National Park while behind it
tractors continue to bulldoze
tons of industrial waste into the
pond.
A chain wire has also been
hung across the entrance, bar-
ring access to the site as a D8
bulldozer continues to excavate
tons of fill from the park,
allegedly for commercial sale.
"Right now I am just hope-
lessly optimistic that the activi-
ty out here stops," said Glenn
Bannister the president of the
Bahamas National Trust.
Bonefish Pond is one of four
national parks in New Provi-
dence, and a replenishing zone
for small fish, conch, and other
marine animals.
A makeshift road roughly 500
feet long has also been pushed
into the marsh, and now has
been lined with aloe plants.
Since the Trust's last press
conference at the site on June
24, an affidavit, order, and writ
of summons have been issued
to Jerome Lafleur Senior and
Junior, and J and L Backhoe
Crane Rental and Trucking Ser-
vice Limited to appear in the
Supreme Court for illegal
dumping.

Excavation

However, in spite of the
threat of legal action, the activ-
ity at the site is continuing, with
full scale excavation continuing.
daily, removing tons of soil from
the area.
The parliamentary secretary


* THE sign erected at the National Bonefish Park, where dumping has become a serious issue
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/ Tribune Staff)


at the Department of Environ-
mental Health Ron Pinder, said
that he was extremely disap-
pointed that there was such a
lack of communication between
the Department of Environ-
mental Health, the department
of Physical Planning, the Police
Force, and the Bahamas
National Trust (BNT).
"There was not the level of
help by the relevant agencies
here. This underscores the need
for one government agency for
the protection of the environ-
ment.
"Every agency should have
the power to enact and enforce
its laws. That is the power of
arrest, entry, closure and seizure


of machinery," he said.
Mr Pinder said that in order
to try and restrict the damage to
the extent that has been
incurred up to this point, his
office will be personally con-
tacting the relevant agencies
and authorities to ensure that
the defendants adhere to the
cease and desist order.

Reaction

"It is unfortunate that we
have to react to a situation like
this, but unfortunately the gov-
ernment agency that issued this
order doesn't have the author-
ity to enact it. That is not suffi-


cient. Not for the 21st centu-
ry.
"If the proper legislation was
in place the machinery (D8)
would have been ceased and the
persons responsible hauled
before the courts," he said.
Eric Carey the director of
parks and science liaison for the
BNT said it now has to be
decided whether to try and
remove the waste deposited in,
the pond, or cordon off the pol-
luted area.
"This part here is ruined,
that's for sure. But now what
to do with it is what we have to
decide. Attempting to save a
portion of it could cause even
more damage," he said.


Bahamian students safe in




Jamaica after hurricane


* By KARAN MINNIS

THE Bahamian medical students in
Jamaica are safe and have all been account-
ed for said Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred
Mitchell.
Mr Mitchell said yesterday that he has
been in contact with all of the students since
Hurricane Dennis blasted Jamaica on
Thursday


4.00am The people's rush (Junkanoo)


Speaking to the Tribune yesterday, Mr
Mitchell said: "When I spoke to the medical
students today they had told me that they
had had a rainy and windy night, but were
otherwise fine."
Bahamas Honorary Consulate Keva
Hilton told Mr Mitchell yesterday that "the
eye of the storm had passed father north
than first expected, and the situation was
not as dire as they first thought."


* By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
BAHAMIANS will mark the
32nd anniversary of Indepen-
dence in a number of ways -
including setting off fireworks.
Chief fire officer Walter
Evans said that while fireworks
can be exciting and add to the
occasion, they can also be dan-
gerous.
To ensure that everyone
enjoys a safe Independence
weekend, Mr Evans advised the
public of some precautions they
can take when operating fire-
works at home.
He said fireworks should not
be used in congested areas, but
rather in open areas such as
parks.
They should also not be
aimed or directed at persons or
buildings.
"Persons should not play
games by doing those things
because it can become very
lethal and cause significant
damage to persons, homes or
businesses," said Mr Evans.


At a press conference on Thursday, Mr
Mitchell gave the press an update on the
condition of the Bahamian medical stu-
dents in Jamaica, but was unable to say if
they were safe and well.
He explained that he was awaiting a
report from Mrs Hilton, who on Thursday
had spoken to only one student 'and was
unable to confirm the whereabouts of the
others.


He urged the public to par-
ticularly avoid setting off fire-
works in the vicinity of gas sta-
tions.
Mr Evans explained that
when fuel is being pumped and
fireworks are set off, the gas
vapour can be ignited and cause
a catastrophic situation.
When storing fireworks, they
should be held in a cool venti-
lated area, and kept away from
such areas as open flames, gen-
erator rooms, and water heaters.
Once fireworks are lit per-
sons should keep a safe distance
from them, at least 50 feet away.
Fireworks should not be held
in the hands when fired, but set
in suitable holding devices such
as sand pits.
"One of the most important
things we emphasised is that at
all times children ought to be
supervised. If they are not prop-
erly supervised they can cause
damage," said Mr Evans.
The Royal Bahamas Police
Force wishes the Bahamas a
safe and happy Independence
holiday.


* By DANIELLE STUBBS
Tribune Staff Reporter

INDEPENDENCE cele-
brations and the Colinalmpe-
rial CAC Games will be a pri-
ority for law enforcement this
holiday weekend.
With the Bahamas proudly
hosting the CAC Games and a
number of other events hap-
pening on New Providence,
officers say they are "deter-
mined to ensure that everyone
is able to enjoy the festivities in
a crime-free environment."
Although police prefer not
to divulge specifics about their
security plan, Supt Hulan
Hanna said a contingent of
more than 3,000 officers will
be canvassing the Thomas A
Robinson track and field sta-
dium.
Mr Hanna said there will
also be 24-hour surveillance
at the games village at the
Nassau Beach Hotel where
guest athletes are being
accommodated, "and a
tremendous police presence
at the Annual People's Rush,
the state reception at Gov-
ernment House, and celebra-
tions at Clifford Park."
As it relates to the large


crowds expected to turn out
at the Independence events
and the CAC Games, Mr
Hanna said police are not
anticipating any major crimi-
nal activity, but are instead
preparing to deal with traffic
challenges.
"Usually when we have
events like this, the major con-
cern is traffic and getting
motorists to move through in a
smooth and orderly fashion."
However, Mr Hanna said
that although police presence
will be rigid, officers are mind-
ful that "persons will some-
times become overly patriotic
and most likely become
involved in shouting match-
es.",
"We expect that nuisances
will occur sometimes, but gen-
erally the police understand
the difference between merry
making and disorderly con-
duct, so they will use discre-
tion in that regard," said Mr
Hanna.
The public is advised that
they will not be allowed to
enter the stadium with offen-
sive weapons, including items
like pocket knives.
These, he said, will be con-
fiscated.


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* THE Coast Guard Helicopter was called to a fishing boat
in Bahamian waters to rescue a man that needed some med-
ical attention.
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/ Tribune Staff)


Coast Guard's



daring rescue

By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE United States Coast Guard executed a dramatic rescue
at sea yesterday, coming to the aid of a fisherman who had suf-
fered a severe leg injury.
Tony Grear, who headed the helicopter rescue mission, said
he and his crew was summoned to the scene 9 miles west of
Green Cay in Abaco by a local doctor who reported that a
fisherman on a 75-foot fishing vessel had received multiple cuts
and smashed the bones in one of his feet.
The crew of the vessel had sent out a distress call at 11.30am,
and once the helicopter arrived at the scene a gurney was low-
ered and the man was strapped in and brought up.
He was reportedly bleeding and in pain, but conscious.
The Coast Guard was able to execute the rescue in less than
ten minutes, despite having to battle rough seas and wind of up
to 40 knots.
The conditions were a direct result of Hurricane Dennis
which was barreling toward the Gulf of Mexico at the time of the
rescue.
The crew reported encountering problems in lowering the
gurney because the only suitable space to land it on the fishing
vessel was towards the bow, which was very narrow.
The man was flown to New Providence and taken to Doctor's
hospital via ambulance.
He is reported to be in stable condition.
The Coast Guard did not have a chance to inquire after the
man's identity or the cause of the injury, and the hospital
declined to release this information.


Firework warning


before weekend


SATURDAY, JULY 9
8.00pm-8.20pm National Liturgical Dancers presen-
tation
8.20pm-9.20pm Youth Band Explosion featuring:
The Pathfinders, Bain and Grants Town and Church of
God of Prophecy Youth Bands
9.20pm-9.45pm -, Performance by Prophet Lawrence
Rolle
9.45pm-11.10pm Ecumenical service Bahamas
Christian Council
11.10pm-11.50pm March on and inspection of all
government uniformed agencies

11.50pm-12.00am March past
12.15am Fireworks

SUNDAY, JULY 10
5.00pm Youth cultural explosion, featuring: The Nation-
al Youth Orchestra, the Bahamas Boys Choir, the
National Dance Company, the National Children's Choir,
the CV Bethel Pop Band, the National Dance School and
the National Youth Choir

MONDAY, JULY 11

7.00pm State reception Government House (by
invitation only)
7.00pm Closing ceremonies of CAC games


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I VISITED Cat Island over --
the weekend and used Cat --
Island Air services. I am sorry
to say that I was extremely dis-
appointed in the._lJeXLofLser-___her.that-the-plane -from the
vi.e given. It seems as is if the 8.30am flight should be return-
company's service motto is ing to Nassau to take the'
"Whatever buck-up goes" that remaining 8.30am passengers to
is whatever happens, happens. Cat Island.
I arrived at the airport on Then, around 12.15pm, some-
Saturday morning and was one else went to the represen-
advised by the Cat Island Air tative's desk to enquire again
representative that there were about the plane and the repre-
two 8.30am flights to New sentative advised that.the plane
Bight, but one of the planes took a load of passengers to
needed to be serviced. As a Great Harbour Cay, but should
result one flight had to be return shortly to take the wait-
rescheduled for 11am and I was ing passengers to Cat Island. I
booked on this flight. A bit dis- finally left Nassau about 1pm.
appointed I accepted this story When I arrived in New Bight,
and went in the departure Cat Island I discovered that one
lounge. As it turns out there piece of luggage did not come
was apparently never another on the flight. I had to go back to
plane that was being serviced, the airport at 4.30pm and again
About 11.30am I was where I finally retrieved the lug-
informed by another passenger gage.
who was also on the 11am flight In the end more than half a
.that-the representative dvis .d.. dayw~ wasted die to the poor


service from Cat Island Air.
'The return flight was no bet-
ter. The company over sold the
9.30am Monday flight which
resulted in persons scrabbling
to get on the flight or rebooking
on-Bahamasair;-And, of-6ourse,
the flight was late and the rep-
resentative did not explain why.
And again my luggage was not
on the fight so I had to return to
the airport Monday afternoon
to retrieve it.". :: .
I expect to receive top ser-
vice at all times and will not
support companies that do not
make quality service a priority.
Cat Island Air may have had
good business over the week-
end due to the overbooking of
flights, but the company lost
many customers who intend to
frequently travel around the
Family Islands but vow never
to'use Cat Island Air services
again.
KEVA NAIRN
Nassau
July6 2005 "


Tanks to the vet 'and



to several strangers


EDITOR, The Tribune
LATE last Saturday night,
my dog, Coco, was hit by a car
on Winton Highway. I saw her
run full speed toward the road,
andI heard the impact. Anoth-
-,er-car immediately behind,
. paused, and then moved on;-
Kindly allow me space to
send the following messages:
1-) To the driver who hit my
dog: I realise you did not have
time to avoid Coco, but you
must have braked, and/or
swerved. I thank you for that. It
appears Coco will recover. I
apologise for not having my dog
under control, and so endan-
gering traffic, in this instance,
yourself.
The experience has been a
warning to me to get my yard
secured.
2) To the woman who called
_._to-let--me-k-new-my-dog--was--
lying in the road: I am sorry we
did not have a chance to speak,
I was on the way to the vet, but
thanks for the call.
3) To Dr Grant, of the Palm-
dale Veterinary Clinic, who
knew neither me, nor the dog,
. but interrupted his Saturday
evening at a late hour, to come
to the clinic and save this little
dog, my sincere gratitude.
LEANDRA ESFAKIS
Nassau
July 5 2005


Coming on stream
in 20
n 2007 is a ,agne


EDITOR, The Tribune
ONE time ago it was easy.
for politicians to fool Bahami-
ans. We were promised much
"pie in the sky" and we
believed every bit of it, only
to forget about what was
promised after a very short
time. Politicians exploited our
short term memory.
Politicians always treated
the masses as fools and told
the people of the "pot of
gold" at the end of the rain-
Sbow-wToday nothing much
has changed. PLP govern-
ment is doing the same thing,
only this time they have ele-
vated their promises to "bil-
lions".
The PLP government has
been feverishly negotiating
to bring investors to the
Bahamas. Not to mention the
concessions promised and by
offering Bahamian Crown
land that will undoubtedly be
sold and used for anything
other than the intended pur-
pose.
The most peculiar of all is
that all of the billions
promised from these various
proposed investments are
supposed to start in 2007. I
find this most hilarious,


because it is patently clear
that the PLP is prepared to
further frustrate the unem-
ployed and delay their own
"help and hope" until elec-
tion without regard :for the
people who are suffering, and
who have been suffering'
since 2002.
To delay the possible assis-
tance to a family that :cant
- hardly ftmake ends- meet is
cruel to say the least. Every-
thing is "coming on stream"
is just a flam, nothing more
nothing less. -
If the truth be told,
Bahamians are not fools any-
more. They know that the
things promised will not start
at all. Any attempt to contin-
ue to underestimate the good
Bahamian people will bone.
of the nailsin the PLP's cof-
fin. The PLP is in for a rude
awakening.
SI sp eak for -the unemi-
ployed, the people who have
been promised "help and
hope" and the people who
fear victimisation, which is
very real today, but that is a
subject for another letter.
IVOINE WINGRAHAM
Nassau.
July 3 2005


Well doneto


activists on the,


environment


EDITOR, The Tribune
AS a young Bahamian I want
to congratulate all those politi-
cal leaders and social activists
who are fighting to preserve our
natural heritage for future gen-
erations.
I pay tribute to Mrs Sam
Duncombe of ReEarth for her
work on behalf of the natural
heritage especially in opposing
the LNG project.
I commend Mr Keod Smith
for the work he has done as
Chairman of the BEST Com-
mission and especially for hav-
ing the courage to speak out in
opposition to the LNG pipeline
to Florida.


Mr Glen Bannister and his
colleagues are also doing a good
job in focusing attention and
dealing with those people who
are ruining our environment
with dumping.
Finally I would like to com-
mend Mr Dion Foulkes for
proposing a separate Environ-
ment Ministry which will be
responsible for all matters relat-
ing to our environment and nat-
ural heritage.
After all, if we ruin that what
else will we have left?
RICARDO ADDERLEY
S 2005Nassau ,
July 6 2005


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Producing market valuations for investment
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Administration of Scotiabank Mutual Fund trading
Administration of Investment Management
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Provide marketing support to facilitate continued
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Applicants are expected to have:-
Canadian Securities Course, or U.S. equivalent
and University or College Diploma.
Level One CFA
Excellent PC and analytical skills
Familiarity with Trust and Corporate structures.
Interested persons should submit applications by July 15,
2005 to:
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(Bahamas) Limited
P.O.Box N 3016,
Nassau, Bahamas


OFFERED




By the Mortgagee pursuant to the power of sale
contained in an Indenture of Mortgage dated 15th
August, 1996 and recorded in the Registry of
Records in Volume 6834 at pages 321 to 339.

ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot
No. 10 in Block 21 Section 3 in the Sea Breeze
Estates Subdivision situate on the Eastern side of
Golf Course Boulevard TOGETHER WITH the
dwelling house thereon.

Offers should be, submitted in writing to the
following address:.

Surplus Investiments Limited
P.O. Box N-3937
Nassau, Bahamas

The Mortgagee reserves the right to
reject any offer received.


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Pinder C strition of WHY YOU VEX?
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DPM's husband needs



blood transfusion


E By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE husband of Deputy
Prime Minister Cynthia Pratt
will have to receive a blood
transfusion and continues to be
monitored inia Florida hospital
to determine whether he will
have to undergo dialysis treat-
ment.
Speaking with The Tribune
from Florida yesterday, Mrs
Pratt said her husband under-
went an angioplasty on Thurs-
day to.open a blocked heart
artery.
I*r4 .att Yh, has, sffer cl
ftrp' pibetes for 17 pears, was1
'taen to Florid:s fferimg from
a blockage near the heart and
also, a blockage in the back of
his legs.>
Concerned

,Doctors are concerned that
the' diabetes has affected his
kidneys.
"We got good news after that
first procedure because the kid-
peys iod: not-re.act negatively,
butth.ee doctors still want ,to
monitor him for at least anoth-
er 48 hours because they are


concerned that his hemoglobin
is too low."
She said that doctors plan to.
give Mr Pratt a pint of blood to
raise his hemoglobin levels and
perform a few other proce-
dures to determine if it will be
necessary for him to be admin-
istered dialysis treatment.

Kidneys

Mrs Pratt added that
although his kidneys showed
some improvement over the
last 24 hours, he is not out of
the woods.
SThe deputy prime minister
said she will have to remain in
Fl6rida until at least next Tues-
day.
Mr Pratt's physician in Nas-
sau, Dr Conville Brown is
expected to return to Florida
to consult with the doctors on
medication and future care for
Mr Pratt.
Mrs Pratt said that in all
things she continues to thank
God for his goodness to her
family.
. "I just want to thank the
Bahamian people for their
prayers, and well wishes and
support. I thank them from the


* DEPUTY Prime Minister and Minister of National Security
Cynthia "Mother" Pratt (pictured) says her husband underwent
an angioplasty to open a blocked heart artery.
(The Tribune archive photo)


bottom of my heart."
Mr Pratt, 66, was admitted
to the intensive care unit of the
Princess Margaret Hospital last
Saturday evening.


He was complaining of dizzi-
ness and shortness of breath.
He was flown to the Cleve-
land Clinic in Fort Lauderdale
on Thursday.


Bahamas reaches education 'crisis'


* By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE Bahamas has reached a
"crisis" in terms of education,
according to P Anthony White.
Yesterday, the longtime jour-
nalist and political writer told
members of the Rotary Club
of East Nassau that if the state
of education is left unresolved
it will "militate" against the
orderly development of the
country.
"Again and again wve hear of
how this syndrome of poor
education and of widespread
illiteracy is hampering the eco-
nomic progress of many
Bahamians because of their
academic limitations.
Affairs

"That is true, and such a sad
state of affairs does indeed lim-
it far too many Bahamians in
taking their places along the
road of economic success," said
Mr White.
He pointed out that despite
the Bahamas' potential to
become an "economic won-
der" in the region, there are
not enough trained Bahamians
to take advantage of existing
opportunities, let alone the
increase in demand that will
develop over the next decade.
He noted that three decades
ago, the Bahamas was at the
height of an ambitious Bahami-
anisation programme.


With this programme, busi-
nesses were severely limited by
obstacles to the importation of
skills. Companies were advised
by the government to train
Bahamians or risk refusal of
work permits applications or
extensions, he added.

Cadre

Mr White explained that
over time, the Bahamas should
have built up a strong and siz-
able cadre of professionals to


fill all posts and "cultivated a
mindset of training of succes-
sive generations of Bahami-
ans."
He pointed out however,
that the process failed because
of an unwillingness on the part
of some companies to partici-
pate fully, the lack of vigilant
official follow-up and the lack'
of motivation on the part of
many Bahamians.
"I personally believe that in
the modern Bahamas, despite
the existence of a veritable


army of well-educated and
capable Bahamians in practi-
cally every profession and dis-
cipline, we are still not capa-
ble of meeting even half the
necessary demands.

Situation

"It is perhaps we are not
doing all we can to speed up
efforts to correct that danger-
ous situation," he said.


* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

"I hear Ed on 100 jamz
talking about how some peo-
ple have three and four flags
on their car and yet they
throwing garbage out their
car window. He say that
prove that they do not have
national pride. Amen to
that. I vex because even
though 32 years passed, we
ain no better at keeping the
country clean or not stab-
bing and killing up each oth-
er, so ain no need to cele-
berate independence
because the Bahamian mind
still in the bondage of igno-
rance."
Silvia Brown

"I vex at how stupid peo-
ple are, I was at the bank
trying to reverse out the lot,
this fool come driving
behind me and block me in
and then start blowing at me
like I was the idiot. All he
had to do was wait two min-
utes on the side and let me
out and there would have
been no problem. But some
people just don't have the
sense they was born to die
with."
Olivia Thompson

I continue to be vexed
at the insenstive way people
treat our old folk. It is a
shame the way people blow
at them when they are trying
to cross the road or when
they are at stores etc. Yes it
may take them a while
longer, but they are our pre-
cious pearls. In a time when
people are dying younger
and younger every day,
senior citzens are a blessing
we all should cherish."
Talicthia Brown


* By NATARIO McKENZIE
A HAITIAN man and his
Bahamian wife charged with pos-
sessing and taking preparatory
steps to export $90,000 of cocaine
were granted bail yesterday.'
It is alleged that on July 3 in
Freeport, Grand Bahama, 30-
year-old Joyal Morris-Alcime of
Hanna Hill, Eight Mile Rock and
her 33'-year-old husband Verilon
Alcime were found in possession
of a total of seven and a half
pounds of cocaine.
When they initially appeared
in court last week, both pleaded
not guilty to the charges. They
were each granted $30,000 bail
with two sureties yesterday. Their
matter was adjourned to Febru-
ary 1,2006.
Two men pleaded not guilty
to drug charges in the Magis-
trate's Court yesterday. It is
alleged that Antoine Valson, 26,


SATURDAY,
JULY 9


6:30am Community Pg 1540AM
9:00am Bahamas @ Sunrise
10:00 The Bahamas National
Performing Arts Concert
11:30 To Russia With Love: The
Bahamas National
Children's Choir 2001
1:00 The Golden Girls Victory
Celebration 1999
3:00 A golden moment with a
Bronze Touch 2004
5:00 Caribbean Queen:
Pauilne Davis Thompson
5:30 Bahamian Things
6:00 The Darold Miller Show:
Finals (Rebroadcast)
6:30 News Night 13
7:00 Bahamas Tonight
7:30 Native Stew
8:00 32nd Independence
Ecumenical Service (Live)
12:30 Community Pg 1540am

SUNDAY, JULY
10


6:30
12:00
1:00


Community Pg. 1540Am
Zion Baptist Church
Braving The Way:
Angelo Burrows


"I vex cause I stay broke
and every time, I get one
dollar I think I could save
one, new bill pop up and I
got to shell out more money.
Its like ya just can't get a
break, no matter how hard
you try."
Ulric Bowleg, 41

"Every time I see them
broke up car on the dock
what they plan to sell to
poor people, I be vex. And
Bahamians, you got to stop
letting other countries think
they could pass off their junk
and garbage to us. Them
cars can't get licenced in the
states, so why we ga be so
fool, to be riding up and
down in wrecks. I ask the
government to lower the
duty on cars, so Bahamians
can ride in safe new cars."

Why You Happy?

"It is a holiday weekend.
Wave ya flag and party like
it's 1973!
Thomas Johnson
Why You Vex wishes
everyone a Happy Indepen-
dence Day!!!


and Kelvis Valson, 29, were found
on Thursday July 7 in possession
of a quantity of marijuana. It was
further alleged that they intended
to supply the substance to anoth-
er. According to the prosecutor,
the drugs had a weight of three
pounds and a street value of
$3,000. Both men were granted
$10,000 bail, each with two
sureties. The matter was
adjourned to January 312006.
Three juveniles charged with
housebreaking, stealing and
receiving appeared in court yes-
terday. It is alleged that a 15-year-
old along with two 16-year-olds
broke into the home of Vernon
Bowles on Forbes Street. There
the teens allegedly stole $2,500
in electronic equipment.
The three juveniles pleaded not
guilty to all of the charges. They
were each granted $1,500 bail and
the matter was adjourned to Sep-
tember 8.


1:30 Caribbean Moments in
Athens
2:00 One on One:
Rick Fox
2:30 A Rhema Moment
3:00 Every Increasing Faith
3:30 Ernest Angley Ministries
4:00 Morning Joy
(Rebroadcast)
5:00 Youth Cultural Explosion
(Live)


MONDAY,
JULY 11

6:30am Bahamas@Sunrise
12:05 Independence Flashback
1:00 Mirror Mirror:
Long Island
1:30 A Cultural Corner
2:00 Legends From Whence
We Came:
King Errison
3:00 Caribbean Moments in
Athens
3:30 2002 World Junior Track
& Field
4:00 Da Down Home Show
4:58&30ZNS News Headlines LIVE
5:00 Caribbean Newsline
5:30 Remembering The
Contract
6:30 News Night 13 Freepor,


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Subdivision dedicated to Canon


* L to R Franklyn R Wilson, Kim Knight, Graham Knight, plaque in honour of the Rev Canon David Harold Laurence
Pugh, Dame Ivy Dumount, Rita Pugh (sister of Canon Pugh and a former principal of St Anne's school), and Malcolm
Brady


* FRANKLYN Wilson accepts a photograph of Saint Pruro church in Wales
from Graham Knight. Saint Pruro sits on a hill with a grave yard in front as
does St Anne's church, Fox Hill.
(Photo by: Franklyn G Ferguson)


*...Five-year-old
,U FIVE-YEAR OLD Erin Five-year-old
Mulhlin, recipient of the Kim
BaIrry Memorial Scholarship 1 s sc olarship


THE BAHAMAS CONFERENCE
OF THE METHODIST CHURCH
Hillside Estates, Baltic Avenue, off Mackey Street
P.O. Box SS-5103, Nassau, Bahamas
Phone: 393-3726/393-2355/Fax: 393-8135
CHURCH SERVICES
n o SUNDAY, JULY 10,2005
D INDEPENDENCE SUNDAY
ASCENSION METHODIST CHURCH, Prince Charles Drive
11:00 a.m. Rev. Dr. Laverne Lockhart
COKE MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH, Bernard Road
11:00 a.m. Pastor Sharon Loyley
CURRY MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH, Zion Boulevard
10:00 a.m. Mr. Carlos Thompson
7:00 p.m. Dr. Carl Knowles
EBENEZER METHODIST CHURCH, East Shirley Street
11:00 a.m. Pastor Martin Loyley
7:00 p.m. Pastor Martin Loyley
GLOBAL VILLAGE METHODIST CHURCH, Queen's College
Campus
9:30 a.m. Rev. James Neilly
ST. MICHAEL'S METHODIST CHURCH, Churchill Avenue
8:00 a.m. Connections Rev. Philip Stubbs
9:30 a.m. Rev. Philip Stubbs
TRINITY METHODIST CHURCH, Frederick Street
11:00 a.m. Rev. James Neilly
7:00 p.m. Mr. David Higgs
RADIO PROGRAMMES
"RENEWAL" on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on ZNS 1
Your Host: Mr. Henry Knowles -.
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(www.gtwesley.org)
SUNDAY, JULY 10th, 2005
7:00A.M. Rev. Dr. Colin Archer/ Andre Bethel
11:00A.M. Rev. Godfrey Bethel/ Jamicko Forde (B)
7:00P.M. Jewel Dean/ Lily Benson
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SUNDAY, JULY 10th, 2005

11:30a.m. Speaker Elder Brentford Isaacs

7:00P.m. Evening Service


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


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9:45am Sunday School For All Ages
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FIVE-year-old Erin Mullin
of Harbour Island was the first
recipient of the Kim Barry
Memorial scholarship. The
award was presented on June
10 by the Barry family and The
Dunmore School.
Erin was chosen from the 37,
students at The Dunmore
School as the one who most
personified the qualities of Kim.
"Erin is exceptionally gifted
academically, she possesses
wonderful leadership skills and
she is kind, helpful and respect-
ful with her teachers and class-
mates," said a statement from
the Kim Barry Memorial fund.
The Kim Barry Memorial
scholarship will be awarded
every two years and covers two
full years tuition which totals
$10,000.
"People were very generous
with their donations to the
scholarship fund and we are in
the process of creating an
endowment so that the schol-
arship can continue to be
awarded for many years to
come in the memory of a young
woman whose whole life was
about the pursuit of knowledge
and who truly valued educa-
tion," said the spokesman for
the fund.
"Kim often made comments
about how she could not believe
that a quality education, espe-
cially at the primary level, had
to be so expensive so the knowl-
edge that we are alleviating that
expense for a family for the next
two years in her name is a won-
derful epitaph," said the Barry
family.
Erin's parents, Gail and
Austin Mullin, are both teach-
ers at The Harbour Island All
Age School and were incredi-
bly excited about this scholar-
ship and grateful for the oppor-
tunity that this presented for
their family. They described it


as "Christmas in June" and said
they would make certain that
Erin "maximizes this wonder-
ful opportunity". It was "a fit-
ting tribute to the life and
achievements of Kim", said the
Mullins and would assist "Erin
and future recipients to maxi-
mize the untold human poten-
tial that lies in all of us, as Kim
showed us so clearly in the full
life that she had."
The Dunmore School is a
multi-cultural and socially pro-
gressive new school. Its doors
opened in September 2002 to
14 students and one teacher
who valued each other and the
learning process. "A journey of
investigation, research, learn-
ing and joy began and continues
today as we grow in size and
scope. We now have more than
37 students and three fulltime
teachers," said the statement.
"It is our mission to foster a
child and family that have pow-
erful minds and can make choic-
es. A strong child that has the
ability to form opinions and a
willingness to negotiate, listen
and respect differences. This
image of the child forms the
core of our daily experience.
We are continually discovering
what makes each child learn
and how we can learn from each
child.
"Our low student/teacher
ratio (maximum of 14 students
per class) enables individual-
ized lesson plans within a broad-
er context. Education is the
future of Harbour Island and
we are proud to offer an alter-
native," said the statement.
Kim Barry, 35, who was
killed in a tragic accident while
jogging in New York in Novem-
ber, was a member of the New
York University School of Law.
In 2003 Kim was named the first
Furman Fellow at the Law
School.


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* BAHAMIAN PRIDE- Stephanie enjoys activities in Rawson
Square which was filled with food, music and dances all unique to
the Bahamas.


* MARIO Stubbs Jr stands beside a display of his father's
(Mario Stubbs Sr's) craft work made from conch shells.


* BAHAMIAN glass designer Sidney Pratt of Freeport, Grand Bahama, hard at work.


FROM page one
as we think," he said.
A 79-year-old man, who
wished to remain anonymous
proudly represented the
Bahamas, dressed in blue pants,
a yellow vest, shiny patent
leather shoes and large black
shades. He said: "To be inde-
-pendent means to be free. It
means to celebrate, to cook up
all kinds of food, to share with
friends and family. It means to
do somethin' Bahamian. Inde-
pendence makes me feel won-
derful. God has blessed me and
this country and I look forward
to more celebrations."
Milly Sands, beautifully
adorned in colours of the flag,
said: "I feel great, this feels great.
I was right there in 1973 at the
flag raising ceremony and I am
here today in 2005 to celebrate,
once again. I cried then, because
it was a great feeling watching
our flag raise and their flag low-
ered. I am proud of us, so proud
to be Bahamian." Milly Sands,
known for her knowledge of
Bahamian plantlife and bush
medicines, also had a stall at the
National Pride Day celebrations.
James Catlin, Bahamian play-
wright, said: "National Pride


Day is a joy to experience. If
you do not want to go to the
crowded events on the park or
any place else, you can come
here to celebrate."
Keva Cartwright, of the cul-
tural affairs section of the Min-
istry, said: "This event gives
Bahamians a chance to enjoy
what is culturally ours."
Director of Culture, Dr Nic-
holette Bethel, said Bahami-
ans are losing focus on Bahami-
an culture, but that events like
National Pride Day helps to
refocus on what is ours.
"The young people growing
up don't know what it is to be
Bahamian so we have to teach
them, and if we continue to host
events like these, they will be
able to better appreciate and
understand Bahamian culture,"
Dr Bethel said.
As the festivities came to a
close, two things remained, the
pride in the hearts of Bahami-
ans and the colours of the flag
adorning buildings and along
the streets.
A native of Long Island who
flew to New Providence for the
Independence activities said: "I
will always be proud to be a
Bahamian and I will always wear
my national colours with pride."


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A great giant of the community





has fallen in Rock Sound


WHEN King David -
Israel's second
monarch died, the Bible
likened his passing to that of a
giant cedar having fallen in
Lebanon, indicating the
tremendous and positive impact
of his reign over the nation of
God's chosen people.
We reflected upon the above
example of dynamic and influ-
ential leadership a fortnight ago,
as we attended the service of
thanksgiving for the life of
Thomas Albert Sands, OBE, JP
who, in his own inimitable way,
meant so much to and did so
much for the development of
his beloved settlement of Rock
Sound, South Eleuthera.
In 1941, Rock Sound, which is
situated midway on the elon-
gated island of Eleuthera, was
but a humble fishing village. It


was there on September 24 of
that year that Thomas Albert
was born to the marital union of
Curtis Albert and Geneva
Sands. He was the youngest of
the couple's four children.
Unfortunately, Mr Curtis Sands
died two years later, the victim
of that island's first automobile
accident.
Having been born into an
industrious family, whose varied
business interests included a
small store, a restaurant- and a


bar, young Albert's enterpris-
ing spirit got its early nurturing
from the daily chores assigned
him to assist in the running of
the family's various commercial
establishments, as well as those
tasks normally associated with
day-to-day household life at
that time. In the former regard,
cleaning fish for the family's
restaurant ranked high on his
list of priority duties.
It was these humbling and
industrious experiences that
impressed.upon him at a ten-
der age that all honest labour
was honourable not demean-
ing or degrading and therein
could be found the key to suc-
cess in any worthwhile under-
taking in life. It was against this
background of experience that
Albert (as he was always affec-
tionately called) began his
entrepreneurial climb at the


early age of 10 years.

With very few motor
vehicles in the set-
tlement, Albert saw an oppor-
tunity to provide a service to
other small store keepers in the
area in getting merchandise,
shipped from Nassau via the
mail boat, to their respective
business establishments. This
he did by building a box cart in
which he transported their


VIEWPOINT


G EOR G E

goods from the mail boat to
their stores for six pence (seven
cents) or one shilling (14 cents)
per delivery, given its size.
Notwithstanding this extra
undertaking, Albert still found
time to do all of the other work
assigned him in the family busi-
ness operations.
Unafraid of work, Albert's
industrious attitude soon saw
him rise virtually from being a
stevedore to the position of bag
boy at the largest store on
Eleuthera The Market a
large business establishment,
that later on in his lifetime (as
God would have it) he would
eventually own.
It was obvious, at a very ear-
ly age, that Albert possessed an
insatiable hunger for knowl-
edge. However, it was also.at a
time in our history when the
suppression of secondary edu-
cation from the masses was one
of the ploys being used to per-
petuate minority rule in this
then British colony. Determined
to overcome this barrier, Albert
spent most of his spare time at
the Manse, headquarters of the
Methodist Church in Rock
Sound. There, he not only
received a good academic edu-
cation, but also an education
about life itself from the various
ministers and their families who
stayed at that place.
In his late teens, Albert left
The Market to pursue a new
career with British American
Insurance Company. He quick-
ly became a very successful
agent for that company in his
native Eleuthera. However,
after a successful stint with that
firm, he returned to The Mar-
ket. The Market was then a


M AC K E Y

division of business tycoon Juan
Trippe's South Eleuthera Prop-
erties, Ltd (SEP), the largest
employer on the island.

R ecognising Albert's
business potential, the
Trippe family soon made him
manager of the retail division
of their company, including The
Market, which was later moved
in 1969 to its present location
in The Market Place Shopping
Centre. At age 24, Albert mar-
ried the love of his life, the
beautiful Claudia Nottage of
Tarpum Bay. They had much
in common, especially a unique
business acumen, which as a
team they utilised to its suc-
cessful maximum.
When Juan Trippe decided
to sell his retail holdings, he
offered these businesses to
Albert and Claudia at prefer-
ential terms. According to
information provided in
Albert's obituary, that mam-
moth transaction was consum-
mated thus: "On June .12th,
1976, the couple leased the real
estate holdings, using all their
savings to make the down-pay-
ment, and thereby establishing
Rock Sound Properties (1976)
Ltd, of which Albert remained
company president until his
death.
"Claudia, who had previous-
ly been self-employed at home
as an insurance agent, went to
work full-time in The Market
Place and through their tireless
effort and commitment, the
couple officially became busi-
ness owners and proprietors in
1978."
Never forgetting- from
whence he came, Albert, in his
own quiet way, never failed to
share his good fortune with the
less fortunate residents of Rock
Sound both to individuals in
need and in his generous sup-
port to all worthy local causes.

The following pertinent
information regarding
Albert's major thrust to entre-
preneurial greatness is record-
ed in his obituary. It reads
thus:
"In 1985, when foreign-
owned SEP decided to close its
Cotton Bay Club and Golf
Course, which would have
immediately resulted in over
100 South Eleutherans becom-
ing unemployed, the late Sir
Lynden Pindling persuaded
Albert and Franklyn Wilson
that it was time for Eleuther-
ans, and indeed Bahamians, to
become major players in shap-
ing the economy of their own
country.
"Sir Lynden's persistence that
this should happen, coupled


* ALBERT Sands


A against this backdrop,
therefore, it is
extremely ironic that shortly
after the signing of the heads
of agreement with the The
Bahamas government for the
massive development of these
properties, and mere days
before the scheduled ground-
breakding ceremonies for the
same, Albert died on Friday,
June 17,2005.
These projects, we are told,
will proceed as planned and,
when completed, would defi-
nitely serve as fitting memorials
to the life and times of Thomas
Albert Sands, a great commu-
nity giant who gave his all for
the continuous development of
his beloved settlement of Rock
Sound.
Further assurance of the con-
tinuation of these projects came
earlier this week when
Eleuthera Properties Ltd, with
its $300 million Cotton Bay
resort development plan for
South Eleuthera, signed an
agreement with Starwood
Hotels and Resorts Worldwide
to develop the property as a
member of its prestigious Lux-
ury Collection. On that occa-
sion, Mr Franklyn Wilson, EPL
chairman, made the following
statement:
"We are delighted to have
this strategic relationship with
Starwood. This sends a clear


ing for the ultimate vacation
experience. Cotton Bay Villas
will evoke a casual elegance,
combining simplicity with island
style to create a distinctively
elegant atmosphere, along with
the impeccable service that is
the hallmark of The Luxury
Collection." .,
Albert, in his lifetime, was
meticulous and detailed to the
core. Thus, leaving nothing to
chance,, he prepared his three
children, Chandra, Thomas and
Christel, along with hiswon-
derful soulmate Claudia, to car-
ry on his remarkable legacy. No
doubt, they will certainly do just
that. '- )

A lso ironic is the fact
that the very Manise
where Albert was able to
enhance his education with the
help of the Methodist clergy sta-
tioned there, has now been des-
ignated as an historic site.. Its
restoration, preservation and
ultimate conversion into the
South Eleuthera Mission a
museum, computer lab and
resource centre is being
presently undertaken by.the
Mission Foundation, a commu-
nity-based civic organisation
headed by his daughter Chan-
dra.
The extent to which Albert
Sands' life positively impacted
the lives of so many people -
not only in his native Eleuthera,
but throughout The Bahamas
and beyond was very vividly
manifested at his funeral at the
AME Church in Rock Sound a
fortnight ago. On that occasion,
hundreds of persons, drawn
from every walk of life, crowd-
ed that edifice and heard glow-
ing tributes paid to this great
Bahamian.
We treasured our wonderful
friendship with Albert, from
whom we learnt so much.
Toward the end, we even
shared a common illness, can-
cer. In our recent visits to Rock
Sound on the Antiquities,
Monuments and Museums Cor-
poration's business, we used to
comfort each other in our mutu-
al affliction.
Albert battled his ailment to
the very end and, recognising
his impending demise, even pre-
pared his own funeral service
programme. So thorough was
Albert. We shall sorely miss
him. To his bereaved family, we
again extend our heartfelt con-
dolences, and pray that the mer-
ciful God he served so well will
grant them grace and strength
sufficient to see them through
this painful period of their
bereavement. Finally, may his
soul rest in peace and rise in
glory.
Think on these things
(George W Mackey's book,"
"Millennium Perspectives", a
compilation of Viewpoints and
other topics, is available at lead-
ing bookstores locally. E-mail:
georgewmackey@hotmail.com)


with Albert's commitment to
giving back to his community
by positively assisting in the
growth and development of the
place of his birth, resulted in his
helping to spearhead the estab-
lishment of Eleuthera Proper-
ties Ltd. (EPL), a real estate
and property development com-
pany.
"EPL was initially formed to
purchase the Cotton Bay Club
and the remaining holdings of
SEP. Albert held the position
as president of this company
from its inception to his
demise. The company, with its
business interests and real
estate holdings, remains com-
mitted to the development of
Eleuthera and the economic
and social growth of the indige-
nous population."


message that we are very deter-
mined to build a special place in
The Bahamas. Starwood Lux-
ury Collection is the top of the
line, and discerning travellers
will recognise this."

A lso commenting at
the time, Mr Stephen
Alden, senior vice-president of
Starwood's Luxury Collection,
had this to say: "We are thrilled
to have our first Luxury Col-
lection property in The
Bahamas located on Eleuthera,
considered one of the most
exclusive addresses in the
world."Continuing, Mr Alden
stated: "The island's natural
scenic beauty and lush vegeta-
tion make Cotton Bay Villas an
ideal destination for the dis-
cerning leisure traveller look-


It was these humbling and
industrious experiences that
impressed upon him at a ten-
der age that all honest labour
was honourable


Never forgetting from whence
he came, Albert, in his own
quiet way, never failed to share
his good fortune with the less
fortunate residents of Rock
Sound both to individuals in
need and in his generous
support to all worthy local
causes.


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Bahamas' 32nd Independence Celebrations:
* Saturday, July 9 (Independence Eve): All roads lead to
Clifford Park for the Independence Celebration @ 8pm.
Featuring: performances by the National Liturgical
Dancers; and a Youth Band Explosion, featuring the
Pathfinders Band, Bain and Grants Town Band and
the Church of God of Prophecy Youth Band. Also fea-
turing a performance by Prophet Lawrence Rolle, fol-
lowed by an Ecumenical service, inspection of uni-
formed officers, flag raising ceremony and fireworks.
* Sunday, July 10 (Independence Day): Concert in Raw-
sons Square @ 4pm. Featuring: The National Youth
Orchestra; the Bahamas Boys Band; The National
Dance Company; The National Children's Choir; C V
Bethel High School's Pop Band; the National Dance
School; and National Youth Choir
* Monday, July 11: People's Rush-out, from Paradise
Island Bridge to Arawak Cay, beginning at 4am.

Oliver in Ras Noah & the Hawk @ Our Lucaya in
Freeport on Friday, July 15, 7pm, and @ The Rainforest
Theatre, Cable Beach on Saturday, July 16, 7pm and
10pm. General admission $40 and VIP $50. Buy tickets
at the Jukebox, Marathon Mall; The Seventeen Shop,
Freeport; Original Patties, Harrold Rd; and online,
www.ccmbahamas.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


11pm, $15 after; Guys $20 all night.

Dicky Mo's @ Cable Beach. Happy Hour every Friday
- 3 for $10 mixed drinks and $1 shots. Bahamian Night
(Free admission) every Saturday with live music from 8
pm to midnight. Karaoke Sundays from 8 pm to mid-
night, $1 shots and dinner specials all night long.

Twisted Boodah Lounge @ Cafe Segafredo, Charlotte St
kicks off Fridays at 6pm with deep house to hard house
music, featuring CraigBOO, Unkle Funky and Swor-
l'wide on the decks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jay Mitchell and Hot KC @ Palm Court Lounge, British
Colonial Hilton, Wednesday-Thursday 8pm-12am.

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

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


Summer Cloudburst and Retrospective featuring
photographer Roland Rose at the Central Bank of the
Bahamas. This exhibition is being held on the occasion
of the 3.2nd Anniversay of independence of the
Bahamas.

Da Spot, a weekly comedy show, features skits and
spoofs on Bahamian life, with improv by a talented
young cast. The show is held Tuesdays @ The Dundas
at 8pm. Admission is $10, and tickets are sold at the
door.

Bold, an exhibition of paintings by JeRome Harris
Miller at Azure Spa, British Colonial Hilton, runs
through July 30. Spa hours Monday-Saturday, 9am-6pm
and Sunday, 10am-6pm.

The Playground Project, an opportunity for small groups,
of students and/or professional artists to collaborate on
site-specific installations on the NAGB grounds, con-
tinues on Saturday, July 9 @ the NAGB. The installation
will be done in the style of contemporary Korean artist
Do-Ho Suh, best known for his intricate sculptures that
defy conventional notions of scale and site-specificity.
Instructor: John Cox. Age group: 14 years and older.
Cost: $24 (members) / $30 (non-members) Prize includes
3 sessions (June 25, July 2 and July 9) Time: 10am -
2pm each day.

The National Collection @ the National Art Gallery of
the Bahamas, an exhibition that takes the viewer on a
journey through the history of fine art in the Bahamas.
It features signature pieces from the national collec-
tion, including recent acquisitions by Blue Curry, Anto-
nius Roberts and Dionne Benjamin-Smith. Call 328-
5800 to book tours. This exhibition closes February 28,
2006.

Past, Present and Personal: The Dawn Davies Collection
@ the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, Villa Doyle,
West and West Hill Streets. The exhibition is part of the
NAGB's Collector's Series. Call 328-5800 to book tours.
This exhibition closes August 31, 2005.

The Awakening Landscape: The Nassau Watercolours
of Gaspard Le Marchand Tupper, from the collection of
Orjan and Amanda Lindroth @ the National Art Gallery
of the Bahamas. The mid-nineteenth century paintings


that make up the exhibition are part of one of the earliest
The Arts I M suites of paintings of Nassau and its environs. Tupper
was a British military officer stationed at Fort Char-
National Art Gallery of the lotte in the 1850s. The works show a pre-modern
celebrating its second birthday by Bahamas through the decidely British medium of water-
n to the general public during the colour. Call 328-5800 to book tours. This exhibition
e this great opportunity to bring closes August 31, 2005.


injury, prevention/teatment, drug use/abuse, and more
- on Thursday, July 21, 6pm in the conference room.

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

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

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

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

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

I-- Civic Clubs

Rainbow Community Day Cookout @ Zemi House,
Dowdeswell St, just west of JOY FM, on Monday, July
11, beginning at noon, featuring the famous "Rainbow
Cake".

Toastmasters Club 1095 meets Tuesday, 7.30pm @ C C
Sweeting Senior School's Dining Room, college Avenue
off Moss Road. Club 9477 meets Friday, 7pm @
Bahamas Baptist Community College Rm A19, Jean
St. Club 3956 meets Thursday, 7.30pm @ British Colonial
Hilton. Club 1600 meets Thursday,,8.30pm @ Super-
Clubs Breezes. Club 7178 meets Tuesday, 6pm @ The J
Whitney Pinder Building, Collins Ave. Club 2437 meets
every second, fourth and fifth Wednesday at the J Whit-
ney Pinder Building, Collins Ave at 6pm. Club 612315
meets Monday 6pm @ Wyndham Nassau Resort, Cable
Beach. Club 753494 meets every Wednesday, 6pm-8pm
in the Solomon's Building, East-West Highway. Club
Cousteau 7343 meets every Tuesday night at 7.30 in
the Chickcharney Hotel, Fresh Creek, Central Andros.
All are welcome.

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

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

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity meets every second Tues-
day, 6.30pm @ Atlantic House, IBM Office, 4th floor
meeting room.

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

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

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

International Association of Administrative Profes-
sionals, Bahamas Chapter meets the third Thursday of
every month @ Superclubs Breezes, Cable Beach, 6pm.

AMISTAD, a Spanish club meets the third Friday of the
month at COB's Tourism Training Centre at 7pm in
Room 144 during the academic year. The group pro-
motes the Spanish language and culture in the commu-
nity.


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Florida paper focuses on young




American women going to bars


FROM page one
vanished in May". It offers "free shots,
cheap bar, loud music and a sexually
charged atmosphere," reported the
newspaper.
The article also gives a detailed
description of the behaviour of Amer-
ican teenagers at Senor Frog's using
19-year-old Megan Prewitt of Clear-
water, Fl, as an example.
The writer said that Prewitt's danc-
ing and the exposure of her cleavage "is
typical of the patrons at Senor Frog's.
She's young, has never been out of the
United States and has lost track of how
much she has had to drink."
"At Senior Frog's the shots are free,
the beer is cheap and the music is


pumping," said the article. "There are
few parents, and fewer rules; the drink-
ing age is 18 but rarely enforced. Yet
the atmosphere seems safe and dis-
tinctly American: Sweet Home Alaba-
ma is one of the most popular songs on
the dance floor."
"For a $7 cover, bartenders literally
pour shots down kids' throats. Sloppy
kissing and groping are encouraged
and it's easy for sweaty, hormone-
charged teens from around the world
to hook up on the dance floor."
"It's the kind of bar from which
Alabama teen Natalee Holloway van-
ished in Aruba one month ago," said
the article.
"The loose atmosphere it's like a
high school dance with booze helps


explain how a young woman like Hol-
loway could vanish."
In October 2004, the U.S Depart-
ment of State posted an article on their
website discussing issues to be aware of
when visiting the Bahamas.
In a section headed, "Crime Infor-
mation", it stated that "crime is increas-
ing, and visitors should exercise caution
and good judgment when visiting The
Bahamas."
"In the last year the US Embassy
has received several reports of sexual
assaults, including assaults against
teenage girls. Most assaults have been
perpetrated against intoxicated young
women, some of whom were report-
edly drugged. To minimize the poten-
tial for sexual assault, the Embassy rec-


ommends that young women stay in
groups, consume alcohol in modera-
tion, and not accept rides or drinks
from strangers."

Warning

The Department also warned par-
ents that the legal drinking age in the
Bahamas is 18 and that "enforcement
of the drinking age is weak." It con-
tinued: "It is easy for teenagers to
obtain alcoholic beverages and under-
age drinking is prevalent" and "many
of the arrests, accidents and violent
crimes suffered by U.S. citizens in The
Bahamas involve alcohol."
In response to the St. Petersburg


Times article, Senor Frog's General
Manager, Joaquin Ayala, said he is
awaiting a formal response to the arti-
cle from their head office.
"We have security officers that check
the id's of persons before they enter
the bar," he said. "Once the restau-
rant is closed we do not allow persons
under the age of 18 inside the bar."
"We have never had any major
complaints since we have opened," he
said. "I don't know what these persons
are trying to say about any type of con-
nection because Natalee did not go
missing at the bar in Aruba, she went
missing after she left. However, we
have never had any incidents such as
this with our restaurant and bar in the
Bahamas."


BARF's 'resounding



message' to Arthur


FROM page one
When Foreign Affairs Minister Fred
Mitchell communicated to the Caribbean
Heads of Government that the national
debate in the Bahamas had been stopped on
the question of the Revised Treaty and that
the country is unable to go any further, he
reported that the heads of CARICOM coun-
tries said the existing relationship between
the Bahamas and CARICOM can continue
unchanged.
The lawyer said he was disappointed by Mr
Arthur's comments as it indicted the "kind of
leader who does not accept things gracefully when
it does not go their way".
"For Mr Arthur to suggest that Bahamians
need increased efforts of education pumped into
its society is an insult to Bahamians everywhere,


including our forefathers who fought so valiantly
to make this country what it is today," Mr Thomp-
son said.
He said the Bahamas rejected the treaty
because it was not "in our best interest."
"We have studied this document in its entirety
and saw through what the whole intent of the
treaty is and we do not accept it as the way for-
ward for us," Mr Thompson said.
He said Mr Arthur may appear to some to
have an authoritarian view on regional policy,
but pointed out that some persons from the prime
minister's own country do not agree with the
CSME.
"From our discussion with some right thinking
Barbadians they too feel the same way as we do.
Here in the Bahamas we had a choice and a unan-
imous decision was made not to join the CSME,"
said Mr Thompson.


Police issue warning before

Independence celebrations


Budget deficits a



concern for IMF


FROM page one
budget deficit that would lower the degt-to-
GDP ratio modestly, to 33 per cent of GDP, by
2010".
The IMF said: "Over the medium term, an
unchanged fiscal policy stance would raise the
central government's deficit considerably, own-
ing to adverse debt dynamics, and its debt
would increase from 37 per cent of GDP to 44
per cent of GDP by 2010.
"The domestic borrowing requirement
would increasingly crowd out investment by
Bahamian enterprises and constrain econom-
ic activity, which the staff estimate would
cause growth to decline gradually to three
per cent."
The IMF called on Government to make a
0.75 per cent GDP adjustment to the 2005-
2006 Budget to reduce the fiscal deficit fur-
ther, but James Smith, minister of state for
finance, said the Bahamas had rejected this
and any. new or increased taxes because it was


confident its fiscal performance would receive
a major boost from the foreign investment pro-
jects set to come on stream.
Mr Smith said the Government and its advis-
ers "had a better feel" for the impact that for-
eign investment would make on the fiscal per-
formance, given that they had seen this situa-
tion before, whereas the IMF team was not
constantly in the Bahamas.
The minister added: "We can pretty well see
the next four to five years." He said the Gov-
ernment's plan was to "just hold the line" and
wait for the foreign investment projects to take
off.
Praising the IMF report as putting the'
Bahamas among the "better type", certainly
in comparison to the likes of Portugal and;
Greece, Mr Smith said: "They've got some
very good comments, but we don't regard them
as dieties at this sort of thing.
"We've got a great deal of respect for their
advice, but we've got a pretty good feel for,
this as well."


FROM page one
be cautious at all times and
remember to not drink and dri-
ve," said Chief Supt Hulan
Hanna.
Mr Hanna told The Tribune,
that "there will be very few offi-
cers with a day off this week-
end," as the Royal Bahamas
Police Force plans to thorough-
ly police every Independence


event on New Providence.
Mr Hanna said the police
will also increase surveillance
in residential communities to
ensure that domestic disputes
and incidents involving rowdy
party-goers are kept to a mini-
mum.
"During the holidays, you will
find that police have to respond
to so many boyfriend-and-girl-
friend feuds, and incidents


where party-goers are behav-
ing in an offensive manner
because of excessive drinking
and carousing," said Mr Han-
na.
Luckily, however, said Mr
Hanna, robberies in the capital
are usually less frequent during
festive periods "because resi-
dents tend to stay at home or
join in the holiday festivities and
other social gatherings."


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NASSAU EVENTS CAPTURED ON CAMERA


Reception to mark 229 years




of American Independence


.United states
Ambassador
His Excellency
John Darrell
Rood and Mrs
Jamie Rood celebrated the
229th anniversary of the Inde-
pendence of the United States
of America with an official
reception held at their resi-
dence, Liberty Overlook at 21
Sandford Drive on Monday,
July 4.
Among the hundreds of
American and Bahamian guests
were Governor General Dame
Ivy Dumont and Mr Dumont,
Prime Minister Perry Christie,
Minister of Labour and Immi-
gration Vincent Peet and Chief
Minister of the Turks and
Caicos Islands Michael Missick.
In his remarks, Ambassador
Rood noted that July 4th is his
favorite holiday, and simply a
day to celebrate.
He said that it was right and
fitting that Independence Day is
celebrated in the company of
friends.
Mr Rood said that US and
the Bahamas share a funda-
mental commitment to the rule
of law and the ideal of democ-
ratic governance.
Remarks were also given by
outgoing deputy chief of the US
mission Robert Witajewski,
who observed that the Bahamas
and the United States are two of
the world's oldest functioning
democracies.
Offering a toast on behalf of
the Bahamas, Dame Ivy
described the relationship
between the Bahamas and the
United States as a "sisterhood",
with "blood" flowing in both
directions, as many Bahamians
left the Bahamas to live in the
US and vice versa.
Candace Bostwick and Nas-
tassia Appleyard sang the
national anthems of the
Bahamas and the United States
respectively.
Ronnie Butler and Tingum-
dem provided entertainment for
the evening, which culminated
in a spectacular display of fire-
works.


* PICTURED (1-r) are Ruth Miller, financial secretary to the treasury, Ambassador John Rood
and wife Jamie Rood, and Janine McCartney, undersecretary to the treasury.


* AMBASSADOR John Rood held up Cherlesia
Ferguson, his junior Junkanoo trainer.


* ISRAEL "Bonefish Foley" Rolle with Prime Minister Perry Christie. Foley was born in Andros'
but now lives in West End, Grand Bahama. In the background is naval liaison officer Lt commander
Zane Thomas.


* PICTURED (1-r) are Missouri A Sherman-Peter, permanent
secretary in the office of the Prime Minister, Ambassador John
Rood and wife Jamie Rood.


* PICTURED (1-r) are former high commissioner Sir Arthur Foulkes and Lady Foulkes
with Ambassador John Rood and Mrs Rood.


* PICTURED (1-r) are Tara Morley, daughter of John Morley, Diane Cole-Morley,
Ambassador John Rood and wife Jamie Rood.


* PICTURED (1-r) are House Speaker and South Eleuthera MP Oswald Ingraham
and his wife Marie with Ambassador John Rood and Mrs Rood.


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' FOUR-time Olympian Lavern
Eve won't be the only Bahamian
thrower aiming for glory this
weekend at the Colinalmperial
Senior Central American and
CiCaibbean Championships.
The Bahamas will, also have
tw~ others competitors Uni-
versity of Alabama Crimson Tide
team-mates Chafree Bain and
Aymara Albury carrying the
national flag at the three-day
meet at the Thomas A Robin-
son Track and Field Stadium.
National record holder Eve
will be going after her fourth
straight gold medal and her sixth
overall in the last eight champi-
onships in the javelin.
Albury, who broke Eve's
national record in the shot putt,
will be out to claim her glory in
that event. And Bain will attempt
to; break Eve's national record
in the hammer.
This will be Bain's initial senior
international meet and she said
she is excited to be back home to
compete.--
"It's nice to finally,get a chance
to compete home at a meet like
this," said Bain, adding that the
only time she has been able to
compete at home recently has
been at the Bahamas Associa-
tion of Athletic Associations'
National Open Track and Field
Championships.
"They've never had a big inter-
national meet like this at home,
so I really haven't had a chance


to compete. But I always com-
pete well at home and so I'm
looking forward to it."
While she is entered in the dis-
cus as well, Bain said her goal is
really set on clinching the gold
in the hammer, an event she has
improved in significantly this
year as she completed her colle-
giate eligibility for the Crimson
Tide.
"The hammer was more pre-
vailing for me this season, so it's
turned out to be my best event,"
Bain said. "That's not to say that
it will continue because I still
enjoy the discus."
Now that she is done with
school, Bain is looking forward
to making the adjustment to life
in the real world.
"I have a bigger task ahead of
me," she stressed. "So it's now
time for me to see what the
world has to offer. But I'm excit-
ed about my future."
As for her rivals this weekend,
Bain is not familiar with any of
the athletes coming in, but
understands that Cuba have
some world class athletes in both
the hammer and discus.
"I don't know any of them, so
I just have to go out there and
throw," she said. "I'm just excit-
ed to be home, so I know that I
should put on a good perfor-
mance."
Bain, however, has had many
encounters with Albury and
because the two have comple-
mented each other, she feels the
pattern will continue this week-
end.


* UNIVERSITY of Alabama team-mates Chafree Bain and Aymara Albu
nalmperial Senior Central American and Caribbean Championships at the


re both eager to compete this weekend in the Coli-
mas A Robinson Track and Field Stadium


Trio from hurricane-hit Montslerrat offer


thanks for being helped to attend meet


* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter


A THREE-MEMBER'
Montserrat have expressed
tude to the organizing comm
Colinalmperial Senior Cen
can and Caribbean Champ'"
helping them to participate i
The team, coached by W
land, are excited about m;
debut in the biggest region-
field event.
"I must first of all say than
Bahamas Association of AtI
ciations for helping us to gel
meet," Scotland said, on bl
two athletes.
"We haven't really been
region for quite a number
we are really grateful for this
ty and my boys are eager to
compete in the meet this we
Montserrat was hit so sev
hurricanes last year that tl
association was unable to sec
essary funding to send a tea'
But they wrote to the BiL
for some assistance, and the.
sented.
As a result, Montserrat sel
ers Odingo Gordon and Mi
to carry their national flag


m from
'ir grati-
'e for the
Ameri-
ihips for
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petitors are entered in the 100m and
200m.
"We haven't had that many outings,
but we try to work with whatever situa-
tion we are presented with," Scotland
said. "Hopefully, they will come here and
perform at their best.
"One of our athletes is coming out for
the first time and the other was second in
the Leeward Islands Games. So if they
can improve on their times, I can settle
for that."
For Gordon, 22, this will be his coming-
out party.
"I am just glad that I'm here," Gor-
don said. "I know I should be here and
I'm going to prove that I should be here.
I just want to thank all those who made it
possible for us to be here."
However, Gordon did not have any
expectations for the meet.
"I really don't know what to expect
because this is my first time being at this
level," he said. "I just hope to go out
there and do my best."
Henry, who has ran times of 10.99 in
the 100m and 22.08 in the 200m, said he is
really excited about being here and is
looking forward to running very well.
"I'm looking for the two gold medals.
I'm very confident," he said. "I just have
to run my races. That's all I can do. If I do
that, I know I will improve my times."


Athletes anticipate competing in the games


AS the opening of the Colinalmpe-
rial Central American Caribbean
games nears, the arriving athletes are
filled with mixed emotions. While
some are eager to grace the finish lines,
others are simply looking forward to
the CAC experience.
Twenty-three-year-old long jumper
Herbert McGregor from Jamaica is


determined not only to excel in his
event, but to beat his current best of
7.51 metres.
McGregor states: "I am confident
about my events and I will not settle
for second place."
He added: "I do not watch my com-
petition. I concentrate on my perfor-
mance."


Andrea Bliss, a 24-year-old, 100m
hurdler, said: "I am determined to do
well in my events. I look forward to
whatever will take place."
Bliss, a former Carifta participant,
currently holds a time of 12.83 sec-
onds.
Aldwyn Sappleton, runner of the
800 metres, said he was "hopeful to


break the world record
Sappleton said: "So.
letes of the CAC ganr
however others are mI
confident about winni
reward".
Sappleton's curren
minute 47 seconds.
Abasey Ralph, the 2p


'of the ath-
are rivals,
ends. I am
the $50,000
me is one
ear-old, the


sole participant for St Vincent, states:
"I am unaware of my competition,
however I am confident enough to
make the finals."
Ralph, who is also the country's
agent, manager and coach, will take
part in the 100m and 200m races. His
current time for the 100m is 10.6 sec-
onds.


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A celebration of independence?




Your reaction to the CAC games





How do the games reflect on the Bahamas and its people?


FANZONE


* FERNANDO Palomo


* SUSAN Garcia


* GREGORY Maurice


* STEPHEN Mitchell


THE Tribune's Fanzone went
to the Games Village for the
Colinalmperial Senior Central
American and Caribbean
Championships and asked the
question:
How significant is it for the
Bahamas to host the 20th CAC
Championships during the
nation's 32nd Independence cel-
ebrations?
Here is the response from
those persons interviewed:
Susan Garcia, a delegate from
Martinique.
"I guess it's a very special'
occasion for the Bahamian peo-
ple. I think for the Bahamas
and sports in general, it gives
you an opportunity to demon-
strate what your country is all
about.
"You have reached 32 years
of Independence and I think
this is an opportunity for you
to show us how you do it. I
think it's a great opportunity
for you as a country."

Dr Ian Strachan, who orga-
nized the official opening cere-
monies last night.
"I think it's a wonderful
opportunity for the Bahamas to
host the 20th CAC Champi-


onships. I think it's a wonderful
opportunity for any country to
host an event of this sort. It's
very moving to see how the ath-
letes and musicians from the
region can come together.
"I think the government
made the decision to put on the
championships as a treat for the
Bahamian people at a time that
we celebrate our Independence.
We show see this as being a part
of each other because we're the
host. We've being showcased
on both end."
Dexter Voisin, manager of the
Trinidad and Tobago team.
"Not withstanding the Inde-
pendence weekend, but it's
good for the Bahamas to host
the CAC. In recent years,
you've had a lot of gold medal-
lists, so it's good for you.
"I don't know how the Inde-
pendence celebrations will tie
in, but on the whole it's a very
good time for you to host the
championships."

Fernando Palomo, a reporter
from El Salvador, currently
working for ESPN.
"I think the significance of
Bahamas athletics in the region
has been proven in the fact that


the organizers of CAC gave the
Bahamas the opportunity to
host the event during the stag-
ing of a national event.
"I think it's well known in the
region that the Bahamas ath-
letics is big in the region, so it's
good for you to show that you
can organize a big event like
this at the same time that you
celebrate a big day of impor-
tance."

Mario Posada, a reporter
from El Salvador.
"I think it's very important
because is the most beautiful
island in the Caribbean and this
is a really very important event
for the world and regional ath-
letics.
"It's good that it's being held
at the same time as you cele-
brate Independence."

Stephen Mitchell, the produc-
er of the souvenir booklet.
"It's a feat in itself to cater
to all of the Caribbean. For us
to put on an international event
like this really speaks volume
for us. The Bahamas has set the
pace with the money involved
in these high-calibre games that
Dr Nottage is putting on.
"But I thought they would


have tied some of the other cel-
ebrations for Independence at
the same time. I think they have
tried to spread it around with
the activities planned, especial-
ly the opening ceremonies. So I
think it will work out very well."

Nicole Smith, a volunteer for
the championships.
"I think that it's significant,
but I don't think we should stop
all of our traditional celebra-
tions for one function. But at
the same token, I think it's good-
because it teaches our Bahami-
an pride and our Bahamian her-
itage to the visitors.
"To have people like Tonique
Williams-Darling, who made a
mark for our small little coun-
try, come home and compete
before the Bahamian public
who may never get the oppor-
tunity to see her compete at the
international level. I just think
the timing is not right with this
being our Independence."

Bert Pople, one of the volun-
teers for the championships.
"I think it's a good thing for
the country. Just to have the
Caribbean countries here, this
will give them a chance to see
how Bahamians do things.


"I think it goes a long way,
especially with us celebrating
our 32nd Independence. It will
be a good opportunity for us to
show how well we can compete
as a nation."

Safiya Franklin, the Jamaican
team doctor.
"At this time when you're
celebrating 32 years of Inde-
pendence, it's a joyous occasion
and a moment for you to cele-
brate.
"We all know that...the....
Bahamas have a good national
team and with this being your
home, I think it's a great chance
to tie in the two.
"I think this will be a joyous
occasion for all of us visiting. I
know it will be for me because
this is the first time that I'm vis-
iting your country arid so it's
good to see how Bahamians cel-
ebrate."

Tekisha Turner, a front desk
agent at the Nassau Beach Hotel.
"It's very significant because
it gives us a chance to advertise
our country and our culture and
at the same time, allows us to
step up to the challenge of host-
ing a big event like this in the
Bahamas."


Sophie Saunders, a front desk
supervisor at the Nassau Beach
Hotel.
"This is a way for us to pro-
mote our country and allow the
other countries to really see
how we celebrate our Indepen-
dence in the Bahamas."

Gregory Maurice, a banker at
the Royal Bank of Canada.
"In a way, we can show off
our culture to a lot of countries
that are not familiar-with us.
.WeQ.can show the Caribbean
countries what we are all about
and how we celebrate in the
Bahamas with the junkanoo
music and the cultural experi-
ence that we enjoy."

Verona Stubbs, a marketing
agent for Royal Holiday.
"I don't think it's a wise idea
because for us working in the
hotel industry, we have guests
coming in to celebrate our
Independence with us and now
it's a chaos in the hotel
because guests can't find any
rooms and they are disgrun-
tled. So I think the CAC
should have been scheduled at
another time when the pace is
slower, not when it's Indepen-
dence."


* DR Ian Strachan


* NICOLE Smith U SOPHIE Saunders


CAC Committee chairman Nottage announces



satisfaction with how event has turned out


By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

ON the eve of the Colinalmperial
Senior Central American and
Caribbean Championships, chairman,
Dr Bernard Nottage was pleased with
how things are turning out for the
three-day meet this weekend.
"I feel great. The athletes are virtu-
ally all here and the facilities, I believe,
are in as great a shape as is possible
for us to have it in," said Nottage, yes-


terday at the Games Village at the
Nassau Beach Hotel after the scratch
meeting was held for the participating
teams.
While some of the top athletes in
the region have decided to skip the
meet to compete in Europe, Nottage
said there is a large selection of ath-
letes whom the public' will be delight-
ed to watch from today through Mon-
day at the renovated Thomas A
Robinson Track and Field Stadium.
There has been such a large demand


for the meet that Nottage said they
have had to try and secure additional
rooms on the western strip to accom-
modate the visiting athletes, officials
and even spectators.
"We have taken over the Nassau
Beach Hotel (the Games Village), we
have people staying at the Wydham
Crystal Palace Resort and Casino, we
have the dignitaries at the British
Colonial, we have people at the Nas-
sau Palms and we're still looking for
rooms.


"I think we've had an overwhelming
response from the athletes, coaches
and fans for this meet. So I think we
can say that we are quite pleased with
what's going to take place this week-
end."
Nottage said they have had great
support from the artists who showed
up to participate in the official opening
ceremonies last night, and if that is
any indication the competition on the
track should be much more intense.
"We're going to have some very


fierce competition from these very tal-
ented athletes," said Nottage, a former
president of the host Bahamas Asso-
ciation of Athletic Associations.
"We expect to see a number of
national and even CAC records bro-
ken."
For those athletes that do break any
national, CAC or world records, Not-
tage said the organizing committee
has secured the necessary funding to
compensate them.


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'Reno' Johnson leads Bahamas





to victory in Virgin Islands


* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
FOR the third consecutive
year, Taureano "Reno" John-
son has emerged as the Boxer
of the Tournament at the
Caribbean Amateur Boxing
Association's Championships.
The 21-year-old welterweight
champion had an astonishing
performance in leading the
Bahamas to the overall title in
St. Thomas, the Virgin Islands
last month.
"I had three fights and I won
all three of them. I expected to
win all three of them. Not being
boastful, but my level of expe-
rience has shown me what to
expect," he said.
Johnson, who improved his
estimated 105-28 win-loss
record over an 11 year span, not
only won all of his matches, but
he stopped two of his oppo-
nents in the first round and the
other in the third.
"This is what I expected," he
said. "The hard work and train-
ing that I did in Cuba really
paid off for me. I really enjoyed
all of my matches. I can't say
one or the other was better."
It was a fabulous perfor-
mance for Johnson, who led the
Bahamas to an impressive
showing as all ten boxers won
their fights, leading the
Bahamas too clinch the overall
team title.
"It was just great to travel
with Lavar Stuart, who trained
with me in Cuba and James
McKenzie, who is a very good
athlete and Keishno Major,
Valentino Knowles, Carl Hield
and the younger boxers from
the Boys Industrial School,"
Johnson reflected.
"It was a privilege. We went
over and we just cleaned up.. I
couldn't believe that I went with
a team that was so dangerous."
Prior to going to the cham-
pionships, Johnson had spent


the first three months of the
year on an athletic scholarship
training in Cuba.
It was that trip, coupled with
Johnson's ability, that he attrib-
uted to his success in the past
three years.
"Cuba has been an avenue
that has motivated me and the
training has been the best, most
of all. I think that is one of the
reasons why I've been able to
win my fights. It was because of
the hard training I got in Cuba."

Olympics

Now he has conquered one
of his goals, Johnson said he has
a much bigger task hanging
over him.
"My aim is the gold at the
Olympics," said Johnson, who
came close to qualifying for his
first Olympic Games appearance
last year in Athens, Greece.,
"But it's not just myself, but
others out there who see the
potential that I have in winning
the Olympic gold medal. I think
it's possible and it's something
that I will definitely be pursu-
ing."
While the next Olympics will
not be held until 2008 in Bei-
jing, China, Johnson is prepar-
ing to go to the Commonwealth
Championships in Scotland.
"This time, I'm not aiming
for the silver. I'm aiming for the
gold," Johnson indicated. "But
I'm not just aiming for the gold,
but I want to get the.Boxer of
the Tournament too.
"We also have the World
Championships this year, along
with the CAC Games in
December, of which I'm the
prized boxer for both of them."
As a boxer from such a small
country in the Caribbean, John-
son said it's not easy attaining
the level of success that he has
achieved.
"There's a lot of temptations


* TAUREANO 'Reno' Johnson (middle) shows off his bronze medal that he won in the welterweight division at the Independence
Cup Tournament in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in February. He is pictured with head coach Andre Seymour; his father;
middleweight Daryl Dorsett and assistant coach Leonard 'Boston Blackie' Miller.


out there and I'm tempted to
take a bite out of things that I
should not be eating," he said.
"But because of the discipline
that has been instilled in me,
I'm able to avoid the tempta-
tions."
While he's been able to stay


motivated to his cause, John-
son know that in order for him
to survive as a world-class box-
er, he will have to be committed
to his training regime.
"If I'm getting this far with
Cuba, why should I stop right
now," said Johnson, about


returning to Cuba to continue
his training. "Cuba have the
best boxers in the world and
I'm training along with the best
boxers in the world.
"So I'm more determined to.
go out there and win the
Olympic gold medal more than


any other boxer out there. So
fit's good that I'm getting the
training from the boxers who
are going to try and stop me
from achieving my goal."
With the Olympic gold as his
main goal, Johnson does not
plan on turning pro before 2008.


Packed schedule announced as regatta




is restored to its original weekend


* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

AFTER reports that the All-Andros
& Berry Islands Regatta had been
postponed to a later date, it was con-
firmed that it is now set for next week-
end.
Bahamas Boat Owners an d Sailors
Association's commodore, Rev Dr
Philip McPhee said the regatta will be
sailed in the "Olympic Village" from
July 14 to 17 in Morgan's Bluff,
Andros.
"We wish to apologise for the cir-
cumstances surrounding the regatta,
which has caused some concerns,"
McPhee stated at a press conference at
Floyd's Restaurant.
"But we want to announce that all of
the problems facing the committee,
both in Nassau and in Andros, have
been solved and we are now destined
to have a superb regatta next week-
end."
McPhee thanked MP Vincent Peet,
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture
Neville Wisdom, committee chairman
Alphonso Smith and former Marathon
MP Algernon Allen for the role they
all played in ensuring that the regatta is
held.
"We are now appealing to all
Bahamians to come and to give to the
Andros community their full support at
a time when they are in during need of
their support," McPhee stated.
Last week, a fire destroyed the air-
port at San Andros.
But McPhee said they are making
provisions with the Bahamas Fast Fer-
ries to transport persons interested in
attending the regatta as early as Mon-
day, when the regatta site will official-
ly open.
The regatta, according to McPhee, is
being put on in conjunction with the
Commonwealth Sailing Association
but is open to all boats.
But he warned that the organising
committee is limited in terms of how
many boats they can include because
of the cash prizes that are being
offered.
Already confirmed to participate in
the three classes of sailing are the fol-
lowing boats:
A Class Rupert's Legend, Red
Stripe, Courageous and Who-Dat from
the CSA and the Sea Star and South-
ern Cross from the BBOSA. Two spots
have been left for the Ragged Island
Association.


* THE Rev Dr Philip McPhee (right) gave details of the All-Andros and Berry Island Regatta, scheduled for next weekend. Joining him are Tyrone Fowler, the
vice-president of the organising committee; Anita Pratt-Collie, assistant secretary of the BBOSA; and Eleazor 'the Sailing Barber' Johnson.


B Class Campari Lady Natalie,
Eudeva, Passion and Pinta from the
CSA and the Barbarian and the Heath-
cliff from the BBOSA. Two boats are
also being invited from the RIA.
C Class Lady Eunice, Mouth-
stache and Two Friends from the
CSA and the Fugitive, Bulla Reg,
Vitamalt Thunderbird, Hot Flash
and the Barbarian from the


BBOSA. Two boats again from the
RIA have also been invited.
"This regatta will have representa-
tion from Long Island, Exuma, Ack-
lins, Crooked Island and of course
from Andros," McPhee said.
More than $60,000 in cash prizes is
being offered for the regatta.
Fowler, speaking on behalf of
Smith, who was unable to attend


because of an accident to his son,
joined McPhee in welcoming Bahami-
ans from all walks of life to attend the
regatta.
"I promise you, this will be one of
the greatest regattas ever," he said.
"Come down and join us and let's have
some fun."
Going into the regatta, Johnson's
Campari Lady Natalie leads the Pinta


by four points and he said he intends to
stay ahead.
"I love to sail Andros because the
water never goes low," said Johnson,
who sails for the community of San
Andros and Butler and Sands.
"I never led the Boat of the Year
this early. I normally catch then up.
But thank God I'm out front. I want
the Pinta. I have something for lthcm."


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ING YOUR JUICE IN THE HOOD counter a backwoods clan of killers. 'R' (CC) message from outer space. (
MOMAX ** I, ROBOT (2004, Science Fiction) Will ** CHARLIE'S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE (2003, Action) Cameron
MOMAX Smith, Bridget Moynahan. A homicide detective tracks Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu. Private detectives try to retrieve cryptic
,a dangerous robot in 2035. rl 'PG-13' (CC) information. n R'(CC)
(6:30) Same Sex *** FAHRENHEIT 911 (2004, Documentary) iTV Premiere. Filmmak- :05) Queer as Folk (iTV) The gang
SHOW America (iTV) er Michael Moore examines George W. Bush. 0 'R' (CC) fights Proposition 14. (N) 0 (CC)
(5:45)*** ** x JUDGE DREDD (1995, Science Fiction) (:45) * THE CORE (2003, Science Fiction) Aaron
TMC THE COTTON Sylvester Stallone, Diane Lane. A futuristic lawman Eckhart, Hilary Swank. Earth's dead core must spin
CLUB (1984) 'R' battles a fiendishly clever criminal. 0 'R' (CC) again or humanity will perish. 0 'PG-13' (CC)


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7:30 8:001 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30

(:00) The Nature A band of horses living wild Rosemary and Thyme "Memory of Mysteryl An apparent suicide victim
WPBT Lawrence Welk and free in the Montana mountains. Water" Martin's cousin Jim drowns, was planning to uncover an illegal
Show 1) (CC) (DVS) f1 (Part 2 of 2) (CC) adoption agency. (N)
(:00)60 Minutes Cold Case "Blank Generation" A OPEN HOUSE (2003, Drama) Christine Lahti, Daniel Baldwin, Eva Marie
0 WFOR n CC) cult member's 1978 suicide is re-ex- Saint. A newly separated wife takes in boarders to make ends meet. fA
amined. A (CC) (CC)
(:00) Dateline NBC In a dangerous game, teens spin Law & Order: Criminal Intent "Col- Crossing Jordan Jordan seeks evi-
0 WTVJ their cars. (N) f (CC) lective" fl (CC) dence in an old crime to keep the
killer behind bars. ((CC)
King of the Hill The Simpsons The Princes of Famil y Gu News (CC)
WSVN Luanne takes a Bart overdoses Malibu (N) (CC) ter s to "North by orth
second job. 0 on junk food. pay a bill. (N) Quahog (CC)
(:00) Extreme Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Des erate Housewives A break-in Grey's Anatomy Interns compete to
S WP Makeover: "Dolan Family" (Part 2 of 2) (CC) on Wisteria lane leaves everyone treat the most severe injuries as the
Home Edition feeling vulnerable. 1 (CC) emergency room fills up.

(:00) Crossing Family Plots Family Plots Family Plots Fu- Family Plots Intervention Michael is addicted to
A&E Jordan "Dead in "Where's the "Birthday Bash" neral director "Smoke and Mir- crack and alcohol, and prone to out-
the Water" Love" (CC) (CC) David baby-sits. rors" (CC) bursts of rage. (N) (CC)
Extra Time BBC World Dateline London BBC World UK Report BBC World Talking Point
BBCW News News News

BET (5:30) BET's Weekend Inspiration
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CBC Who (CC) Kahlo channels pain and passion into her work. (CC)
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CNN (:0)People in CNN Presents: War on Terror Larry King Live CNN Sunday Night
CNN the News
Patton Oswalt: Jeff Foxworthy: Totally Commit- D.L. Hughley: Shocked & Ap- Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Soft-
COM No Reason to ted The comic makes observations palled The comic speaks out on ly Comic Dave Chappelle performs.
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er daughter gets a night of freedom. (CC) school. (CC) solve a mystery.
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ESPNI X-Games Clas- MLB Baseball Teams to Be Announced. (Live)
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GOLF Post Game Show (Live) British Open Highlights 2000 European PGA Golf Barclay's Scottish Open -- Final
GOLFI IRound. From Glasgow, Scotland.
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(N) (CC) outside Houston. (CC) Springs condo. summer fixing up houses.
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(:00) Otro Rollo: La Historia en Diez Una celebraci6n del decimo aniversario del pro- Ver Para Creer
UNIV arama. Presentadores incluyen a Roberto Gomez Bolanoz, Chantal Andere y Lupita D'A-
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