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Publication Date: July 15, 2005
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Volume: 101 No.191

FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2005




grant moratorium

Former MP: we must

demand action

from our leaders

Tribune Staff Reporter
called for an immediate mora-
torium on all migrants into the
And a former minister of
immigration has warned that if
the Bahamas continues on its
current trend, it will be over-
run with Haitians in the next 20


JUST before press time
yesterday, police reported
discovering a badly decom-
posed female body on Sands
Lane behind the Love 97
Police cannot confirm, but
say that it may be the body of
20-year-old Romanda Curtis,
who has been missing since
early Saturday morning.
Her mother, Westola Lar-
rimore, and stepfather, Dou-
glas Larrimore, were called
to the hospital last night to
identify the body.
Mrs Curtis was a security
guard at the Atlantis park-
ing lot. Her husband, who
works the night shift at the
same premises, arrived at
their Thompson Lane home
at 5am on Saturday to take
her to work, but found her
to be missing.

Both men were speaking at
a meeting convened by the Civ-
il Society to address the issue
of illegal immigration at the
School of Tourism and Hospi-
tality on Wednesday evening.
Former MP Dr Elwood Don-
aldson said government needs
to put a moratorium on all
immigrants save those needed
for vital government problems.
He suggested that there be a
30-day amnesty to allow immi-
grants to ensure they have their
documentation, then all those
in the country illegally should
be sent back to their homeland.
"We must demand action
from our leaders. We pay them
good money to guard our bor-
ders, protect our heritage and
allow us to enjoy the full fruits
of the Bahamas," he said.
Mr Loftus Roker said that if
even half a million people from
Haiti, a nation of eight million,
descended on Bahamian shores,
they would outpopulate resi-
Mr Roker, who served in the
first PLP administration,
resigned from active politics in
1987 after 19 years in the House
of Assembly, citing corruption
in the party and the lack of
action regarding immigration.
As minister of immigration, he
was known for his hard-line
approach in raiding over-the-
hill areas and deporting immi-
Also speaking was current
Immigration minister Vincent
Peet, who said that the 2000
SEE page 10

PRIME Minister
Perry Christie pays his
last respects to Fr Richard
Frederick Anthony
(Photo: Franklyn
G Ferguson)
PRIME Minister Perry
Christie expressed his
national love and gratifica-
tion to the Roberts family
yesterday as he paid them
a private visit to praise the
life of the late Fr Richard
Frederick Anthony Roberts.
"I make this expression
personally and as the Prime
Minister, for all you have
been. You continue to con-
tribute to our Common-
wealth," said Mr Christie as
he greeted the Roberts fam-
"Here is this man lying
here who would have been
directly responsible for so
many of us, even inspired
us," said Mr Christie. "Even
for the level of comfort that
the leaders of the Progres-
sive Liberal Party had on
their march to political lead-
ership. He is the person
most responsible for'my
becoming MP for Centre-
ville and therefore ulti-
SEE page two



in double

murder trial
Tribune Staff Reporter
GUNPOWDER residue,
shards of glass, soil, and dirt
were found on the clothing of
former police officer Henry.
Hugh Sands, the Supreme
court heard yesterday.
As the double murder trial
continued Thursday before
Chief Justice Sir Burton Hall,
Corporal Ezra Maycock said
that at about 1.30pm on July
21,2000, he went to the scene
of what appeared to be a dou-
ble homicide. The scene was
at a home in the Garden of
Eden, Love Beach.
He said after leaving the
scene, he acted on "certain
information" and headed to
SEE page 10

Chief Reporter
tight-lipped in the face of
growing concern that Trade
and Industry Minister Leslie
Miller might have signed the
PetroCaribe agreement with-
out Cabinet approval.
Former Cabinet Minister
Zhivargo Laing told The Tri-
bune yesterday that unless
government explicitly tells
the. public that Minister
Miller signed the agreement
without Cabinet consent it is
fair to assume that "we may
be sending signals to allies
that we are having a shift in
foreign policy."
"Unless the government
SEE page 10




Tribune Staff Reporter
Elizabeth Thompson official-
ly resigned from her post at
3pm yesterday.
Months of uncertainty and
legal wrangling followed, dur-
ing which Ms Thompson was
fired from her job, but later
reinstated by the court. How-
ever, the court order was
thwarted when on returning
to her office, she was pre-
vented from doing her job.
Government appealed the
court order. However, her res-
ignation yesterday afternoon
finally ended the dispute in
the Registrar General's
Speaking with The Tribune
SEE page 10

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The decorated life of the

late Anthony Roberts

Editod /Letters. ... P PRIOR to his career in the
T8 church, the late Anthony Roberts
.......... ... .... .... led a decorated life in politics, the
trade union movement and diplo-
... ... ... ... ... ... .. ......... ........... .... -Pm a ic se vie1
AIM matic service.
T SECTIONHe was born on May 12, 1932,
P1 ~the fourth child of Enoch Pedro
W.Sfness..... ....4 Roberts of Green Turtle Cay,
S...... .................P6 Abaco and Gladys Raine Roberts
of Marsh Harbour, Abaco.
........P7 Fr Roberts started his career at
Com\s.. .. .. .P8 British South American Airways,
._..... British Overseas Airways
......... ........P910.12 Corporation and Bahamas Air-
W ~ .ways.
Together with the late Caldwell
Armbrister, he formed the Air-
CLASS IF D SECTION 24 PAGES line Workers Union, the first
organised union in the Bahamas 1953.
As founding president of the
ANSunion, Fr Roberts saw the organ-
Aan... ... ....................... 12 Pa ges isation throifgh the General Strike
of 1958.
S s siness............................12 Pages As a trade unionist, he repre-
sented the Bahamas at various
international labour conventions
.. .in Europe.

Fr Roberts also supported the
women's suffrage movement and
was a proponent of Majority Rule
Day on January 10, 1967.
As a member of the PLP, he
won the Centreville seat in par-
liament, first in 1968 and again in
Fr Roberts served as minister of
Agriculture, Fisheries and Local
Government, minister of Home
Affairs and on several occasions,
as acting minister of Education.
Upon his retirement from poli-
tics, he was appointed by then
prime minister sir Lynden Pin-
dling as the Bahamas High Com-
missioner to London in 1977.
He became the Caribbean
Senior High Commissioner, the
Commonwealth Senior High
Commissioner and in 1984 was
appointed to the rank of Acting
Doyen of the Diplomatic Corps..

In 1987, he entered into full ser-
vice in the Church.
He continued his religious stud-
ies at Princeton University,
New Jersey and Mercier School
of Theology and the General
Theological Seminary, New
He served as a Catechist at St
Gregory Anglican Church,
became Deacon at St Barnabas
Anglican Church in 1987 and was
ordained to the priesthood in
He later served as assistant
priest at Christ the King Angli-
can Church.
He was also assigned priest-in-
charge at St John's Anglican
Church in Harbour Island with
responsibility for St Paul's in the
Bluff and St Joseph in Upper
Bogue, Eleuthera.
Retiring from the priesthood in
1999, Fr Roberts
serve as assistant Priest at St
James Anglican Church in Ade-

FROM page one
mately Prime Minister of the
Commonwealth of the
"There are generations of
young people whose feeling
of their country will be
greatly enhanced if we do
correctly what we're sup-
posed to do," he said.
He encouraged the family
to make a permanent writ-
ten account of what they
have represented in the
Bahamas through genera-
In 1973, just months
before the Bahamas became
independent, Fr Roberts,
the then MP for Centreville
and Minister of Foreign
Affairs, addressed parlia-
ment to unveil the newly
designed Bahamian flag.
"Black, a strong colour,
represents the vigour and
force of a united people,"
began Fr Roberts, address-
ing the Speaker of the
"The triangle pointing
towards the body of the flag
represents the enterprise
and determination of the
Bahamian people to devel-
op and possess the rich
resources of the land and
sea symbolized by gold and
aquamarine respectively."
Truly we'll have to make
up for what we have not
done, said Mr Christie, rein-
forcing his point that great-
ness must be remembered.
"The history of a country
is actually made up of the
biographies of the great men
and women that redefine
who are great, therefore the
history of our country is
being missed by being
allowed to die and be buried
with people like Anthony

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Man accused of gay man's

killing is freed on appeal

Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT The Court of Appeal
has overturned the manslaughter con-
viction of Jonathan Davis, who was
sentenced to eight years in prison ear-
lier this year.
Davis, 43, was found guilty in Feb-
ruary of the manslaughter of cab driver

Crowd packs immigration meeting

Tribune Staff Reporter
BAHAMIANS are fed up
with illegal immigration and are
particularly bitter about what
they see as a lack of action by
successive governments over
the last 50 years.
This was the sentiment
expressed by most of the hun-
dreds of Bahamians who
flocked to a town meeting on.
the issue hosted by Civil Society
Bahamas on Wednesday.
The lecture hall of the COB
School of Hospitality and
Tourism was filled to capacity.
Some people desperate to be
a part of the proceedings sat on
the steps and on the floor.
Still dozens more strained to
hear what was being said by the
panel from outside the doors of
the lecture hall.
Moderator Freddie Munnings
Jr told The Tribune that Civil
Society had certainly not
expected such a large turn-out.
He said it was proof of the
issue's importance.
He apologised to persons
forced to stand outside, saying
that Civil Society did not have
the funds to rent a venue, but
that the College of the Bahamas
had graciously donated the
One spectator suggested that
the next meeting be held at the
Kendal GL Isaacs gymnasium.
Many persons, including pan-
elist Dr Elwood Donaldson crit-
icised ZNS for not carrying the
event live, saying that it was
important for every Bahamian
to hear what was said.
Although the forum was
intended to allow Bahamians a
chance to make recommenda-
tions on how the problem of
immigration should be tackled,
it was obvious that some had
come simply to vent their frus-
According to the opinion
expressed by many in the
crowd, the consensus seemed
to be that the solution to the
problem is simple: Illegal immi-
grants and their children must
be located and sent back to
their homeland.
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not acting

as it should

EDITOR, The Tribune

TOMMY Turnquest said r -
nothing, for two whole years,
while Alfred Gray made a
mockery of the Local Govern-
ment processes here at the City track? I understood when the
of Freeport Council. Now I see Prime Minister didn't get
him trying to "make hay while involved because that is the way
the sun shines" and wasting no he operates he does nothing.
time getting his face in the As far as I know he did noth-
newspapers while calling on the ing, as leader and Chief Cabinet
Prime Minister to intervene and Minister, about the fiasco at
restore credibility in the Regis- BAIC with Sidney Stubbs.
trar General's Office. Again as far as I know he did
Why didn't Mr Turnquest call nothing about the Korean boat
for the same intervention at the scandal; he did nothing about
City of Freeport Council by the the matters which former Sena-
Prime Minister to restore the tor Edison Key wrote to him
same credibility during two about; as a matter of fact he
years of turmoil at the council, claimed he never received the
-you-ask?--Wel;-t-wil-tettll-O letterwhich-I find mosttiuniusu-
my opinion on why he didn't; al; he did nothing about Sidney
simply put there were no Stubbs' bankruptcy matter; he
. poliic-at-gains to be had,, did nothing about the adultery
because the dispute was essen- scandal involving Bradley
tially between FNM supporters Roberts; he did nothing about
and he knew if he took sides the scandalous allegations
only the FNM would lose. This brought to the fore by Hirachi
is not the tactics of a wise polit- about campaign funding for cer-
ical leader, but rather a "cop tain Ministers in his govern-
out". ment; he is doing nothing about
None of them (politicians) the Registrar General's affair
can say, with any degree of hon- and he did nothing absolutely
esty, that they were not aware
of the full import of the two-
year-old struggle for justice at
the council; but they did nothing
Turnquest, as leader of the A O p o
official opposition, hid himself
in the tall grass with no opin-
ion and nothing to say, while
Mr Gray threw his weight
_around in the daily-operational - o r.
affairs of the council.
Where were you Tommy
-Turnquest?-Where were you for EDITOR, The Tribune
two years? As leader of the offi-
cial opposition you cannot YOUR reported comments
afford to select only those issues of Bishop Neil Ellis, CMG,
that you feel comfortable with on immigration prompts me
or those issues that you.think to comment and certainly sug-
will bring you some political gest that possibly step one
mileage. Please do not short might be more appropriate to
change the Bahamian people. right the wrong as to how we
What was allowed to play out at do not provide a reasonably
the City of Freeport Council for acceptable status for the non-
two years was nothing short of Bahamian spouses of
tragic. As I see it statute laws Bahamian women.
were broken and were allowed There is no argument that a
to be broken by both the gov- .responsible. immigration pol- .-
--ernment-arI-id-tleTfficia-oppo- icy is required unfortu-
sition, for purely selfish political nately no one seems to wish
reasons. to curtail the suggested mas-
Turnquest now advocates the sive corruption and illegal
adherence to the rule of law. and activity connected with immi-
order in the case of the Regis- gration which today is insti-
trar General. I can't agree with tutionalised:
him more, but I ask again where Over this past weekend I
was he when Chief Councillor thought I was on solid ground
Marva Moxey, for two whole when I got into an argument
years, literally begged for the over the status given to non-
Prime Minister, the official Bahamian husbands of
opposition and anybody else Bahamian women, and after
who believed in the rule of law listening to what is so from a
to come to the aid of the Coun- person in the know I had to
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Two Bahamian heroes

EDITOR, The Tribune

THERE is a debate going on
about national heroes. To me a
national hero is a person who
does something for a country
which is morally right and not
politically or personally conve-
In 1956 when Sir Etienne
moved the motion in the House
of Assembly which ended racial
discrimination in the Bahamas,
two members voted with him
that the public did not expect.
They were Donald McKinney
and Dr Raymond Sawyer. They
voted for Sir Etienne's motion
because it was morally right.
They had nothing to gain per-
sonally as they were a part of

the political and economic rul-
ing class.
In 1967 for majority rule to
really come about, the PLP had
to rely on two men: Randol
Fawkes and Alvin Braynen.
Both of these men had nothing
to gain financially by siding with
the PLP, but they did what was
morally right.
Among our, national heroes
we should include along with
Sir Etienne Dupuch, Donald
McKinney, Dr Sawyer, A R
Braynen and Sir Randol

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nothing, despite numerous
appeals for his intervention in
the City of Freeport Council's
two year saga and his promise
to do so.
I did not understand then, but
I do now why, you, Tommy
Turnquest, did not get involved
as I see it you were trying to
play the two ends against the
middle but that does not work
when you are the leader of the
official opposition. Certain
things are expected of you when
you hold this constitutional
position in our system of gov-
You speak now Turnquest,
leader of the official opposition,
without credibility on this mat-
ter of the Registrar General, as
both yfu and Laing spoke
recently without credibility on
your opposition to the Bahamas
joining the CSME. (While Cab-
inet Ministers in the FNM Gov-
ernment both you and Laing
advocated the Bahamas joining
this grouping lest some of us

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July 10 2005


children if he wants to go
into business and wishes to
own 100 per cent or even 60
per cent of the business he
requires Cabinet approval -
he needs Central Bank
approval to act as a guarantor
to even allow his wife to pur-
chase a home.
In light of the fact that a
foreign investor who has
absolutely no ties to the
Bahamas is today romanced
and granted all kinds of con-,
cessions,. incentives-and tax- ..
breaks, one certainly ques-
tions therefore why govern-
ment retains these inhumane
restrictions on non-Bahami-
an spouses who have chosen
and have a reason of connec-
tion as they have a Bahamian
wife and Bahamian children?
A lot more than a piece of
the rock!
I do not advocate giving cit-
izenship except under the cur-
rent provisions, but perma-
nent residence with the right
to work only means that you
do not need a Work Permit
and that's that you require
all those approvals to even
own a roof over your Bahami-
an family's head! I am

July 12 2005


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White Bahamians 'have

lost interest in events'

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE lack of participation by white Bahami-
ans in national events may be a symptom of
something deeper than a racial issue accord-
ing to MP for St Margaret's Pierre Dupuch.
Mr Dupuch said that he thinks that many
people are becoming tired of all the "hoo-
haring" over national occasions, and said it is
past time for the country to get down to work.
The MP was responding to comments made
by Senator CB Moss following the Indepen-
dence celebrations over the weekend.
The senator asked why white Bahamians
have neglected to participate in events of
national importance.
Mr Dupuch said the Independence cele-
brations might not have been well attended by
the white community but pointed out that it
was not well attended by parliamentarians
"You can't just say that it's just the white
community. A lot of parliamentarians weren't
there. I don't think it's a black or white issue,
I just think that the people have lost interest
in it.
"The more we push this black and white
issue, the worse the thing will get. Because
people will start looking at colour, instead of
what is the problem.
"Why aren't people showing up to nation-
al events? That is the problem," he said.
Senator Moss also spoke to The Tribune,
and reiterated his challenge to the white com-
He asked white Bahamians to explain why
they have "for so long" neglected to involve

* ST Margaret's MP Pierre Dupuch

themselves in events of national importance.
Noting that the white community in New
Providence is by far the minority in compar-
ison to the black population, Senator Moss
nevertheless maintained that the lack of white
involvement in national events has been a
plague to the country for many years..
"I think it is an historical thing. They have
not been involved fully over the years and
with each passing year it has become stan-
dard. But it is not only independence.

"There is also other aspects of national life
that I think our white brothers and sisters
could and should be involved in," he said.
Senator Moss said that he can appreciate
that all minorities would band together and be
separate and apart from the majority.
However, he said that a greater effort on
the part of the white population to involve
themselves in life of the country is much need-
"This country belongs to all of us, and inde-
pendence is perhaps the single greatest oppor-
tunity for us to show our appreciation and
love for it. We should be delighted to do that,
but are they prepared to become involved
with it?
"For example the various institutions in
the country, like the police force or other
public services for example... you don't see
them," he said.
Although mindful not to speculate as to
why this "lack of involvement" has persisted
for so long, Senator Moss said that there
should be no division amongst Bahamians,
especially over of the colour of their skin.
"I want them to know that as Bahamians
they are loved, and their participation is want-
ed. Their involvement is wanted. They tend to
only congregate together . but whatever
the problems or obstacles are; let them state
them so we can try to move them.
"A dialogue should be undertaken to dis-
cuss this and let them say why it is. It would be
presumptuous for me to explain why.
"All I can say is the reality of it, and anyone
with eyes can see what I am saying. The black
of our flag represents the energy of the peo-
ple, both the white and the black," he said.

Government 'is protecting dolphins'

THE Bahamas has a responsi-
bility to ensure that captive dol-
phins are cared for and protected,
said Senator Cyprianna
Mrs McWeeney was speaking
during the debate on the Marine
Mammal Protection Act, which
was passed by the Senate on
"We all understand, I am sure,
how important our marine
resources and, in particular, our

marine mammals are, to the
tourism industry of the Bahamas."
She added that the legislation
acknowledges this fact, and does
"a whole lot more."
"By emphasising the conserva-
tion and protection of our marine
mammals, we are affirming the
high premium we place on the
marine life and on the marine
ecology of our nation."
Mrs McWeeney said senators
"should take particular note of
the regulations that have been
laid before us to better regulate

facilities that cater to captive dol-
"We all know what sensitive
and highly intelligent creatures
dolphins are," said Mrs
McWeeney. "Sometimes they
seem to be humans in disguise
because we can communicate
with them so well. It's almost
She added that dolphins were
never intended to be held in cap-
tivity, and said the Bahamas has a
responsibility to ensure that their
living conditions meet the highest

Four set up e-commerce site

FOUR entrepreneurs have
brought the Bahamas to the cut-
ting edge of modern communi-
cation by developing a state-of-
the-art online community and
e-commerce website.
The site
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services, a search engine and a
Bahamas business directory.
The site also includes an
online retail store which sells a
variety of household goods,
appliances and electronics, and is
connected to a delivery system.
The home page features a
chat room, and the news network
(ENN) featuring local and
international sports and news.

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Andre Culmer, Doncarlos
Bain, Dana Knowles and
Shervin Coakley, the master-
minds behind the website, say
they got the idea by playing
games like Monopoly.
"We took what we learned
from the games and used them in
real life," said Mr Culmer.
"The vision of our company is
to build a new economic com-
munity with the goal to equip,
educate, enhance and embrace
the Bahamas through e-com-
merce as we work towards an
efficient and effective commu-
nity," Mr Culmer said.
The website will be officially
launched on August 2.

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9:00 The Bahamas National
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10:30 Morning Joy
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international standards of pro-
tection and care.
"Although it hurts some of us
to know that dolphins are held
in any sort of captivity at all, we.
have to recognise that captive
dolphin facilities can and do pro-
vide important opportunities for
education, entertainment, and sci-
entific research.
Mrs McWeeney said the Act
shows the government's "sensi-
tivity to the care and nurturing
of those mammals who cannot
speak for themselves." xa..

All-New 2005


'must integrate

migrants into

our society'

AN international organisation has impressed upon the
government the need to fully incorporate migrants into
In a private meeting with Cabinet ministers, the Inter-
national Organisation for Migration (IOM) also stressed
the need for regional co-operation on the immigration
issues facing the Caribbean today.
The IOM, established in 1951, is the principal inter-
governmental organisation in the area of migration, oper-
ating in 112 countries.
According to the IOM, its aim is to promote "the
orderly and humane management of migration, inter-
national co-operation on migration issues, offer practical
solutions to migration problems and provides humani-
tarian assistance to migrants".
Headed by Gervais Appave, director of migration and
policy research, the IOM met with government to provide
services and advice on curbing the country's immigration
According to IOM press liaison Niurka Pineiro: "Since
the Bahamas became a member-state in November 2004,
they have been working closely together as there are
great migration concerns for Haitian and Cuban
She said that Wednesday's meeting was "informal"
as IOM representatives met with permanent secretaries
to discuss "Bahamian concerns such as the overburden of
the education system and health care".
"Today we tried to go to a political level and to impress
upon the ministers the need to co-operate at a regional
"At the end of the afternoon, both the ministers and
the permanent secretaries will be back and we will try to
get our hands on what's happening" she said.
Ms Pineiro said the afternoon session will focus on
"the needs of the migrants and try to find immediate
and long-term solutions for the Bahamas".
"During the meeting we will discuss social integration
and how people of Haitian descent feel ostracised in
their country".
She expressed the IOM's intent to urge the ministers to
immediately deal with the issue of successful integra-
tion, as migrant descendants are becoming disgruntled
youths who instigate violence in schools.
Ms Pineiro likened Bahamian-born youths of foreign
descent to the Muslim population in France, who are at
the centre of increasing violence and unrest.
According to the IOM estimates for 2005, there are
between 182-192 million migrants worldwide.
The United States, the Russian Federation and Ger-
many are the top three migrant-receiving countries, while
China, India and the Philippines are the top countries for
migrant departures.


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Senator McWeeney highlights

* By KARAN MINNIS why over five million guests visit the
Bahamas each year.
THE different categories of tourism "The millions of visitors who
should be seen as forms of economic choose the Bahamas each year as
enhancement according to Senator their vacation destination, expect an
Cyprianna McWecney. experience that is completely different
Mrs McWeeney was making her from what they could have gotten if
contribution to the debate on the they simply stay home," she said.
Marine Mammal Protection Act, "They expect to interact with our
which was passed by the Senate on people, our culture and they expect to
Wednesday. sample a wide range of recreational
"Eco-tourism, cultural tourism and amenities that will give them the
educational tourism, in particular, flavour of what makes us different."
must be high on our list as we seek to She added -that Bahamians "have
expand and diversify our tourism to be serious about thii-sf-weintend to
industry to make it more appealing," not only secure our market share, but
she said. to build upon it in this increasingly
Senator McWeenwy said the competitive market place, we will
Bahamas has been blessed "beyond have to constantly strive to make the
measure with temperate climates, Bahamian vacation experience ever
powdery white sands, the second more meaningful and exciting."
largest barrier reef in the world, hun- "It is a well known fact that more
dreds of islands, reefs and cays, and and more visitors are traveling the
waters whose clarity and beauty are world in search of pristine environ-
second to none." ments teeming with natural beauty
She said that this helps to explain on land and sea and where the stress-

"It is a well known fact that more
and more visitors are traveling
the world in search of pristine
environments teeming with natural
beauty on land and sea and where
the stress-free 'simple pleasures'
of life can be re-discovered."

Senator Cyprianna McWeeney

free 'simple pleasures' of life can be
re-discovered. This is what drives eco-
tourism," she said.
"Indeed there are some countries in
the region who have made eco-
tourism their tourism breadbasket,"
she added. "They may not have the
numbers that we can boast of but they

are managing to attract sophisticat-
ed, high-end, well-paying visitors, par-
ticularly Europeans, because the eco-
tourism experiences they offer set
them apart."
. She said that the Bahamas should
be offering the same kind of eco-
tourism in the Family Islands.

CHA president calls

for promotion of

Caribbean culture

MIAMI Caribbean Hotel
Association (CHA) president
Berthia Parle said she wants the
region's governments to
place arts, culture and music at
the top of their tourism agen-
Speaking at the Caribbean
Hotel Industry Conference in
'Miami last month, Parle said
people around the world love
Caribbean culture and stake-
holders ought to get serious
about promoting the region's
offerings to international audi-
She called on governments,
ministries of tourism and tourist
boards to engage Black Enter-
tainment Television (BET) as
the region's premier promotions
vehicle given the results the net-
work has delivered to her native
St Lucia and other island
nations through the production
of jazz and music festivals.
"I really want to thank BET
for raising the profile of the
Caribbean and of St Lucia," she
"I know our jazz festival is as

successful as it is (through) the
involvement of BET from a pro-
duction standpoint and also
from the added visibility that
we have received from the tele-
vision channel."
She' said visitors to St Lucia
have credited BET and the jazz
festival for their decision to
vacation on the island.
"That kind of publicity I don't
think we can ever afford to pay
for," said Parle, who runs the
successful Bay Gardens Hotel
in Rodney Bay.
She also thanked the network
for producing a recent docu-
mentary on the small hotel sec-
tor in St Lucia.
"The culture of the Caribbean
is infectious and well known the
world over," said Cybelle
Brown, vice president of sales
and marketing for BET Digital
Brown, also a St Lucian,
announced that the network will
re-double its efforts to capture

the spirit of regional festivals
and share it with audiences
throughout North America and
the Caribbean.
This month, the Turks and
Caicos Tourist Board in associ-
ation with BET Event Produc-
tions will stage its second annu-
al Music and Cultural Festival,
scheduled for July 25 to August
1 on the island of Providen-
Confirmed performers
include reggae dancehall pop
star Shaggy, chart-topping R&B
vocalist Ashanti, soul singer Jef-
frey Osborne, the legendary
"cool" voice of reggae Gregory
Isaacs, number one Haitian
dance band Tabou Combo,
gospel/disco queen Candi Sta-
ton, contemporary gospel
crooner BeBe Winans, as well
as some of the Turks and
Caicos' top local artists.
The BET Network reaches
more than 80 million house-
holds according to Nielsen
media research, and can be seen
in the United States, Canada
and the Caribbean.

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Boom in shutter industry as

public prepares for worst

Tribune Staff Reporter
The hurricane shutter industry has
reported a boom in business as Bahami-
ans try to reduce the damages caused in
last year's storms.
As the country closely monitors this
year's hurricane season, many hurricane
shutter suppliers said that compared to
last year, they are receiving more
inquires and orders from persons who
want to ensure that their homes are safe
should the country experience a storm.
The devastating effects of hurricanes
Frances and Jeanne, which resulted in
billions of dollars of damage has made
Bahamians more inclined to make pre-

Men hunted

after armed


Tribune Freeport
Bahama Police are searching
for three male suspects involved
in the armed robbery and shoot-
ing of a man early Thursday
morning at Eight Mile Rock.
Frederick Antonio, a resident
of Andros Town, Eight Mile
Rock, shot in the right thigh
around 12.20am after being
robbed by three men while
walking through a track road to
Jack Smith Corner.
He told police that one man
pulled out a handgun and while
another took his wallet with an
undetermined amount cash.
The gunman shot Antonio in
the right thigh before fleeing
the scene.
Inspector Loretta Mackey
said the victim, who is present-
ly detained in the hospital,
knows two of the men. Officers
from Central Detective Unit are
investigating the matter.

storm precautions.
Ladonna Fernander,, of S and L Weld-
ing, said that the company has definitely
seen more concerns this season than last.


In fact she said the company is
swamped particularly, she said, because
international demand has created a back-
log in orders.
"We have to order the panels from
abroad and it takes an extremely long
time for them to get here. So we are
working very hard to get everyone's
Chris Eldon of Don Stainton Protec-

tion Limited, told The Tribune that the
panels and shutters are taking about 4-6
weeks to order because many compa-
nies in the US are trying to meet the
demands of hurricane-weary Florida
which experienced about four major hur-
ricanes last year.
"So once they meet their Florida
orders, they can get out our orders, he
said adding that the company is doing
twice as much business as last year.
"Last year, we got a lot of last minute
orders, but this year we saw a rush as
early as April.and May." .
Linda Stubbs, of the Decorators Defn,
said that people have been calling her
company "day and. night. :
She said that while -her company has

received a tremendous amount of orders,
there are still some people who seem a
little hesitant about whether shutters are
"A lot of people are curious, but are
not sure whether they should commit
and go ahead and get them. My advice to
them is to take the hurricane threat seri-
ously and place their orders, so that they
do have to be scrambling at the last
minute for a supplier who has stock to
supply them.
The 2005 hurricane season has already
proven to be historic and active. Emily is
the fifth named .storm of the season
* which is only into its first month. August
and September, are usually the more
active months for storm development.

A MAN has been convict-
ed of burglary and rape in
the Supreme Court.
A 12-member jury found
Vanfrancisco Juste guilty of
breaking into the home of a
Haitian woman in her 20s,
and raping her in 2001.
The woman told the court
that a masked man broke
into her home off
Carmichael Road.
She testified that she was
dragged about a mile into
the bushes and was blind-
folded at some point along
the way.
The victim said that after
her attacker raped her, she
waited until he had stopped
talking and moving, and then
struggled to free herself of
the blindfold.
She said the man, who was
asleep under a tree, had
removed his mask.
The woman said she
recognised the man, who is
very well known to her.
The victim said she ran
naked to the nearest build-
ing, which turned out to be
the Superwash on Blue Hill
There, she said employee
Emily Smith assisted her by
providing her with clothing
and calling the police.
Juste was subsequently
He was represented by
Richard Bootle and San-
dradee Gardiner prosecuted
the case.
Justice Anita Allen
deferred sentencing to
August 9.

New food regulations

A NEW policy has been
launched by the Ministry of
Health relating to the issuance
of food handlers' certificates.
Food handlers' certificates
can only be issued by the
Department of Public Health.
All persons involved in the
handling of food, food products
and beverages must have a valid
food handlers' certificate. This

includes persons involved on a
temporary basis such as cook-'
outs and fairs.
Anyone requiring a certifi-
cate needs to participate in a
mandatory four-hour basic food
course. A public health physi-
cian will then make an assess-
ment before issuing a certifi-
cate, which is valid for one year.
All appointments for this

course can be made through the
Blue Hill Road Clinic at 323-
5553 or 328-8853.
Anyone requiring a general
health certificate may obtain
one from their private physi-
cian or any of the public health
For further information, call
Department of Public Health
at 502-4810/502-4744.

New film

wraps on



BLUE 14 became the most
recent film to be made in the
Bahamas when the movie
wrapped up location shooting
on Grand Bahama recently.
:Several Bahamian actors
were able to land supporting
roles in the film, which stars
longtime Hollywood actress
Katherine Ross and British
actor Adrian Dunbar.
Ms Ross is known for roles
in several classic Hollywood
films such as "The Graduate,"
"Butch Cassidy and the Sun-
dance Kids," and "The Step-
ford Wives."

* BAHAMAS Film Commissioner Craig Woods, Katherine Ross and actor Adrian Dunbar
("My Left Foot" and "Sky Bandits").





Idella Brown, a nursing aide in the Neo-natal Intensive Care
Unit of the Princess Margaret Hospital was the winner of RBC
Royal Bank of Canada's recent Automated Banking Machine
(ABM) promotion. During the month of May, persons who simply
used the machine to withdraw funds, make deposits or pay bills
were automatically entered into a random draw. Ms. Brown was
the recipient of a round-trip ticket to Miami or Ft. Lauderdale!

The ABM is located near the entrance to the maternity ward. It
provides the convenience of 24-hour not only to PMH employees,
but to anyone who wishes to use the machine.

Pictured from left are: Caroline Turnquest, manager, Personal
Financial Services, RBC Royal Bank of Canada, Bay & Victoria
branch; Idella Brown, PMH ABM winner and Phillip Greenslade,
financial controller, Princess Margaret Hospital. RBC

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The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd. wishes to invite
tenders for construction of its Customer Service Building in Deadman's
Cay, Long Island.

Interested companies may collect a tender specification from the
office of the Vice President/ Planning & Engineering in BTC's
administrative building on John F. Kennedy Drive or at BTC's office
in Deadman's Cay, Long Island, between the hours of 9:00a.m. and
5:00p.m. Monday through Friday.

Tenders are to be in a sealed envelope marked "TENDER FOR
CUSTOMER SERVICE BUILDING" and delivered to the attention

Mr. Michael J. Symonette
President & CEO
Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited
John F. Kennedy Drive
Nassau, Bahamas

All tenders must be received by 5:00pm on Friday, July 29, 2005.
Tenders received after this date will not be considered.

BTC reserves the right to reject any or all tenders.



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Parties, Nightclubs
: & Restaurants -

The Reconstruction by Club Nsomnia and World Beat
Music @ Wyndham Crystal Palace Parking Lot, Friday,
July 15. Featuring: Bounty Killer, TOK, Mysta Smyth and
more artists to be announced. VIP Tickets @ $50, avail-
able at the Jukebox, Mall at Marathon and Sexy Thang,
Robinson Road. General Admission tickets at a lower
price can be purchased at the gate. Gates open @ 7pm.
Music By: DJ Flava, Barry Da Pusher, Mr Xcitement. DJ
Fatal, Showtime DJ's (Dion Da Butcha & Sly Fox).

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,

Nelson Cooper Peace on da Streets Basketball Classic @
Sir Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium, Saturdays, July 16 and 23
at 9am. Featuring: a Three-Point Shootout and the Jimel
Slam Dunk Contest. July 16 admission: $1 (children
under 12), $2 (adults). July 23 admission: same charge
before 5pm. After 5pm all entrants pay $5. For more
information call 356-6549 or 326-7269.

Wild Jungle, each and every Wednesday night @ Club
Trappers, Nassau's "upscale" gentleman's club. Featur-
ing 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.

Ladies Night @ Fluid lounge, this and every Thursday
night. Doors open at 10pm. Ladies free before lam, $10
after. Guys: $15 all night. Drink special: 3 @ $10 (Bacardi)
Giveaways and door prizes every week.

Exotic Saturdays @ Fridays Soon Come starts with 3 for
$10 drink specials. Admission: $10 before midnight and
$15 after. Ladies free before 1pm.

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

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 reg-
gae style music. Admission $10.

Mellow Moods every Sunday @ Fluid Lounge and Night-
club, 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

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

Flash Nights @ Club Fluid every Thursday. The ulti-
mate Ladies Night. Join Nassau's and Miami Beach's
finest men. Ladies only before 11.30pm with free cham-
pagne. 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

Main Lounge, neon lights and Go Go dancers. Glow spoofs on Bahamian life, with improv by a talented
sticks for all in before midnight. Admission: Ladies free young cast. The show is held Tuesdays @ The Dundas at
before 11pm, $15 after; Guys $20 all night. 8pm. Admission is $10, and tickets are sold at the door.

Dicky Mo's @ Cable Beach. Happy Hour every Friday -
3 for $10 mixed drinkeand $1 shots. Bahamian Night
(Free admission) every Saturday with live music from 8
pm to midnigl4. Karaoke Sundays from 8pm 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 1pm. $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 -

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

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.

i The Arts .

Summer Cloudburst and Retrospective featuring pho-
tographer Roland Rose at the Central Bank of the
Bahamas Art Gallery. This exhibition is being held on the
occasion of the 32nd Anniversay of independence of
the Bahamas.

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. A second opening reception will be held on
Friday, July 15, from 6pm-9pm.

n Wide Angle at the National Art Gallery fea-
tures Tough Guise on Thursday, July 21 at 7.45pm.
Tough Guise analyzes masculinity as a social con-
truction, a performance, or role, in short, a tough
Disscuants following the screening include Marie
Mills and Dr Ian Strachan of the College of the
Bahamas. This documentary is brought to you by
the NAGB in collaboration with the School of Eng-
lish Studies at COB. It is not suitable for children.
Admission is free. Refreshments will be on sale.

Alternate Photography @ the National Art
Gallery: a course designed to engage interested
students in the visual and aesthetic possibilities of
photography as an art, and alternative photography
as an accessible medium.
Students will be introduced to the history of
photography. They will learn how to build cam-
eras, principles of photographic composition, cor-
rect darkroom procedures and film development
and alternative photography techniques that allow
images to be developed on all types of surfaces
and objects, and produces images with very par-
ticular charecteristics.
The workshop will be held at NAGB, West and
West Hills Sts, and runs from July 18-30, 9.30am -
2pm (some days are full work days and will run
from 9am-5pm). Age group: 12 years and older.
Cost: $60 members/$80 non-members. To register
call 328-5800.

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 collection,
including recent acquisitions by Blue Curry, Antonius
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
Orian and Amanda Lindroth @ the National Art Gallery

Fantasy Fridays @ Fluid Lounge, featuring late '80s of the Bahamas. The mid-nineteenth century paintings
music in the VIP Lounge, Top of the Charts in the Da Spot, a weekly comedy show, features skits and that make up the exhibition are part of one of the earli-
est suites of paintings of Nassau and its environs. Tupper
y was a British military officer stationed at Fort Charlotte

in the 1850s. The works show a pre-modern Bahamas
through the decidely British medium of watercolour.
Call 328-5800 to book tours. This exhibition closes August
31, 2005.


Doctors Hospital Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr
Willard Thompson will talk about sports medicine -
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 Head-
quarters 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

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 res-
piratory 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-lpm. Contact a
Doctors Hospital Community Training Representative at
302-4732 for more information and learn to save a life

REACH Resources & Education for Autism and relat-
ed Challenges meets from 7pm 9pm the second Thurs-
day of each month in the cafeteria of the BEC building,
Blue Hill Road.

SM Civic Clubs 4..

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 @ SuperClubs 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 Whitney Pinder
Building, Collins Ave at 6pm. Club 612315 meets Mon-
day 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 Chickchar-
ney Hotel, Fresh Creek, Central Andros. All are wel-

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

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

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity meets every second Tuesday,
6.30pm @ Atlantic House, IBM Office, 4th floor meeting

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-

Send all your civic and social events to The Tribune via
fax: 328-2398 or e-mail:

FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2005, PAGE 9

Club announces staff

incentives for service

WINDING Bay Abaco Club
owner Peter de Savary has
launched several employee
incentive programmes in an
effort to recapture the service
standards of the past.
Standing on the back--of-a--...
'Gator' utility vehicle and sur-
rounded by the 109 Bahamians
and 14 foreigners that make up
the Winding Bay staff, Mr de
Savary spoke of "days gone by"
when the majority of persons
involved in the service industry
throughout the Bahamas wore a
smile and courteousness was
expressed by all.
"This is what I want every-
one to receive when they enter
the Abaco club" he said.
Mr de Savary also explained
how all the staff needed each
other, how the success of the
club depended on them and
how important they are to him
and each other.
The club now has an employ-
ee of the month programme,
._with. rewards totalling_1,800....
each month, of which $1,000
will be awarded to the first
place winner, $500 to the sec-
ond and $300 to the third,.... .....
There is also the "chairman's
award", which carries a $10,000
cash prize. Every quarter, this
will be divided among the three
most courteous, productive,
dependable, advanced and
hard-working employees.
The funds will be distributed
as follows: $5,000 for first place,
$3,000 for second and $2,000 for
It is possible for one employ-

0 PETER de Savary addressing his staff

ee to win all categories through-
out the year.
The $40,000 per year chair-
man's prize will be donated
directly from Mr de Savary's
personal funds.
Finally, Mr de Savary intro-
duced the employee trust fund
"The company will establish
an account and deposit a per-
centage of every employee's

salary into it. The amount will
not be deducted from the
employees pay check, but will
be funded entirely by the busi-
ness," Mr de Savary explained.
"Contributions will reach
maturity after three, seven, 12
and 20 years of continuous ser-
vice. It will then become possi-
ble at each of these points, for
the employee to withdraw a
percentage of the funds or rein-

vest them," he said.
"I am dependent on all of you
for the success of my invest-
ment, as you are dependent on
me to secure your employment.
"We are not turning a profit
as yet but I have generously
extended my hand and all I am
asking in return, is that you do
the same to our members and
guests" Mr de Savary told the

Young authors congratulated

THE local chapter of the
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
has announced the winners of
its Young Authors Programme.
The two youngsters will now
compete internationally for a
chance to have their work pub-
Menelik Thurston of Sadie

Curtis primary school, who won
the grade four to five category
and Kristen Pratt, Who won the
grade two to three category,
were presented to Minister of
Education Alfred Sears during
a special courtesy call.
Mr Sears congratulated all of
the participants and presented

"Rendering the finest in caring and compassionate service
regardless of financial condition."
7th Terrace, Collins Avenue (242) 356-2187 *
P.O. Box GT-2679 Nassau, Bahamas



of Minnie St. and formerly of Jeremie
Haiti will be held on Saturday July 16,
2005 at 11:00am at Shekiniah Kingdom
Ministries Gladstone Road. Officiating
will be Rev. Clement Neely. Interment
will follow in The Southern Cemetery,
Cowpen & Spikenard Roads.

He is survived by his wife; Silina Francois of Newark New Jeresy;
daughter, Aline St. Fleur of Pittsburgh, PA., two sons, Louis
Francois and Carlos Francois of Florida; stepchildren, Christine
Francois of Paterson NJ., and Sanice Francois of Fremont
Nebraska. A host of grandchildren including; Maudline St. Fleur
and Princess Francois of Florida, Islude Souverin, Shaniqua,
Carleen, Cynaijah and Talaysha Francois all of Pittsburgh, PA.,
Michael Williams, Nature Askew and Avery Johnson of Paterson
NJ., Sanice Francois Jr., of Nebraska, Cy'jir Francois, Junior
Francois, Jeffery and Michael Souverin, Rasawn Francois,
Rayshawn and Calil Francois all of Pittsburgh PA., and Jeffery
St. Fleur of Belle Glade Florida; two great grandsons, Ishawn
Souverin and Kaheem Struvidant. Special friend; Suzie, numerous
nieces and nephews a host of other relatives and friends.

The body will repose in the Blessed Redeemer Chapel at
Ferguson's Funeral Directors,7th Terrace Collins Avenue on
Friday from 10am to 5pm and Saturday at the Church from
10am until service time.

them with certificates, trophies
and awards.
He reiterated the importance
of writing and encouraged the
young authors to continue along
the path which they had begun.
Menelik wrote on "What it
takes to be a hero," deciding
that it requires "courage, hon-
our and understanding".
Kristen wrote on: "The per-
son I admire most and why".
The Young Authors Pro-
gramme targets youngsters in
grades two through six.
Students are invited to write
short stories on topics that

include friendship, persons they
admire and their most memo-
rable experiences.
The programme was intro-
duced as a part of the educa-
tional initiatives of the 2002-
2006 administration of the
Sorority's 26th national presi-
dent, Linda Marie White.
The two winners will com-
pete against the winners from
other countries including
Bermuda, the US Virgin
Islands, Germany and Japan for
an international award, which
includes an opportunity to have
their works published.


a resident of Marsh Harbour,
Abaco and formerly of Haiti will
be held on Saturday, July 16,
2005 at 1:00 pm at Queen of
Peace Catholic Church. Officiating
will be Father Estelier. Interment
will follow in the Southern
Cemetery, Cowpen and
Spikenard Roads. Services have
been entrusted to Gateway Memorial Funeral Chapel, Wulff
Road and Primrose Street.

Those left to celebrate and thank God for the life of Bertha
are her fiance, Sammia Delva; two sons, Walker Celestui
from Miami and Benet Oscar from Abaco; three daughters,
Lourdes Joseph, Michelaine Meuze and Rosita Fatale; six
grandchildren, Eddy, Vonel, Tammara, Fedna, Jenny,
Leonard; three brothers, Axime Pierre Louis, Vilbon Yves,
Villard Duroseau; three step sons, Jean Claude, Ti Samma;
nephews, Smith, August, Edward, Augustin; nieces, Augusta,
Berenise, Benita, Mirlouse, Darline, Kekete, Soulemise,
Sofie Clarke, Manithe; cousins, M Ti Bab, Kendy Duroseau,
Fanie Duroseau; brothers-in-law, Carm Fateal, Davis; sister-
in-law, M Cleant Prophete, M Offrane Saintider; other
relatives, Michael, Germaui, Solomon, M Livie and Gladys.

Public viewing will take place on Friday from 10:00 am to
6:00 pm and on Saturday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and
from 12:00 noon to service time at the church


including, Kenneth Vincent, Presleta
Wilchombe, Estelle Davis, Alicia Thompson,
Daniel Saunders, Maxwell DeGregory,
Marvin McQueen, 'Philip Smith, James
Watson, Albert Sweeting, Artis Neely, Hilton
Bowleg and families.

Viewing will be held in the "Perpetual Suite"
of Restview Memorial Mortuary and
Crematorium Limited; 11-A East Coral Road,
Freeport, Grand Bahama on Friday from
10:00 am to 6:00 pm and at the church on
Saturday from 9:30 am to service time.,

and % ena&A MSu44
Robinson and Soldier Roads
P.O. Box CB-12072, Nassau, Bahamas


LOWE, 73

of #23A Waterfall
Drive, Freeport and
formerly of Nassau,
Bahamas will be held
on Saturday July
16th, 2005, 11:00 am
at Freeport Gospel
Chapel, Sanderling Circle and Kite Street,
Freeport, Grand Bahama. Officiating will be
Pastor Hartley Thompson and interment will
follow at the Grand Bahama Memorial Park,
Frobisher Drive, Freeport, Grand Bahama.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Nadene;
two sons, Anthony and Ryan; two daughters-
in-law, Susan and Gabriella; three
granddaughters, Tamara, Nadia and Mandy;
two grandsons, Matthew and Kyle; two
sisters, Dorothy Holbert and Rosie Lowe;
two brothers, Carl Lowe and Foster Bethel;
two aunts, Fredrika Cartwright and Lillian
Harrison; two sisters-in-law, Nellie Lowe and
Joan Bethel; numerous nieces and nephews
and a host of other relatives and friends
including Churchhill K Tenner, Pastor Hartley
and Mrs Maria Thompson, Mr and Mrs Randy
Thompson, Mr and Mrs Bradley Thompson,
Mr and Mrs Eugene Thompson, Mr and Mrs
Philip Thompson, Mr and Mrs Rocky Barbs,
Mr and Mrs Gordon Adderley,Mr and Mrs
Keith Knowles, Mr and Mrs Kevin Knowles,
Mr and Mrs Lucien Curry, Mr Theophilous
and Mrs Jean Major, Brother Steven Stubbs
and the family of Freeport Gospel Chapel
Staff of Nelson's Locks and Security and the
staff and friends from the Kidney Center.

In Lieu of Flowers donations may be sent to
the Kidney Foundation, C/o P.O. Box -43539.

Viewing will be held in the "Celestial Suite"
of Restview Memorial Mortuary and
Crematorium Limited, 11-A East Coral Road,
Freeport, Grand Bahama on Friday from
10:00 am to 6:00 pm and at the church on
Saturday from 9:30 am to service time.

In Lieu of Flowers donations may be sent to
the Kidney Foundation, C/o P.O. Box -43539.


of West End Grand
Bahama and
formerly of Crown
Haven, Abaco will be
held on Saturday
July 16, 2005 11:00
am at St Peters
Baptist Church, West End, Grand Bahama.
Officiating will be Rev Peter Dames and
Interment will follow at the West End Public

He is survived by his loving and devoted
wife, Lillian Russell; two sons, James
Alexander Sr and Mario; one sister, Alice
White; four stepsons, Wilfred, Willis, John
and Paul; two stepdaughters, Donalee Green
and Jacquelyn Mcintosh; six grandchildren,
Phiip, James I, James II, Carolee Cambridge,
Beverly and Gary Rolle; eight great
grandchildren, Charitian, Eric, Courtney,
Jaheim, Jada Russell, Michael Green Jr,
Valentia Rolle and Marvin Bullard; one
daughter-in-law, Margaret Russell; one
brother-in-law, Alonzo Burrows; four sisters-
in-law, Mchina Davis, Emily Russell, Gladys
Mcintosh and Francis Jones; two
granddaughters-in-law, Erica and Tammy
Russell and John Russell; special friends


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census figures indicate that
there are 21,426 illegal
immigrants in the Bahamas.
However, the audience
said that was "ridiculous" as
one person suggested that
there were more than 21,000
persons in The Mud in Aba-
co alone. The audience sug-
gested that a more realistic
figure ranged between
100,000 and 300,000.
Mr Peet noted that the
ministry has engaged the
assistance of the Interna-
tional Organization on
Migration to gain a more
accurate count of the illegal
immigrants. He said that if
government is to effectively
deal with the problem, it
must have a benchmark to
work with.
Mr Peet said the situation
was exacerbated by the fact
that many.Bahamians try to
hide immigrants in an effort.
to make money.
"When that stops, we can
all move forward," he said.
FNM leader Senator Tom-
my Turnquest agreed, say-
ing that the government
must make it difficult for
illegal immigrants to hide
and thrive in the Bahamas.
He also said that the country
must recognise that persons
born in the Bahamas to
immigrants and who qualify
as citizens following their
18th birthday are Bahami-
ans, and not foreigners.
Senator Rev C B Moss, a
member of the Bahamas
Christian Council, said that
humanity must be consid-
ered and that government
should determine how many
of the immigrants could be
accommodated and consider
what contribution each
could bring.
And constitutional lawyer
Maurice Glinton warned of
the danger of having too
many foreign judges in the

FROM page one

minutes after she handed in her
resignation to the Attorney
General's office, Ms Thompson
said she is relieved to now be
able to move on with her life.
"I just thank God that it's all
over," she said.
Ms Thompson said she did not
want to disclose the sum of the
settlement she received from
government for her resignation.
She added, however, that she
was now looking forward to
working in her private law firm.
With the official resignation,
government has also withdrawn
its appeal to overturn Supreme
Justice Hugh Small's ruling that
Ms Thompson had been wrong-
fully terminated, lawyer Fayne
Thompson said.

FROM page one

the home of Sands, at Millar's Heights off
Carmichael Road.
He said when he got no response from Sands, he
called Mr Montgomery, the landlord. Mr Mont-
gomery assisted Corporal Maycock and other offi-
cers by opening a southern kitchen door to the
Sands home.
Mr Maycock said they inspected the home and
found items in the bedroom. He said he saw a pair
of Versace shoes on the floor, and a Polo outfit on
the bed. He testified that these items had gun-
powder residue, glass shards, soil, and dirt on
During Wednesday's sitting the court was told
that at the homicide scene in the Garden of Eden,
Love Beach, a medium-sized stone was found on
the floor. The sliding glass door had been shat-
tered. A man and a woman, later identified as
Larry Fernander and Smith's estranged wife, Ter-
ah Smith, were found lying on the floor. They
were dead.
Also testifying Thursday was Ms Crystal Fowler,
who said that since 1987 she had been a good
friend of Terah Smith.
She said she had last seen her friend on Monday,
July 17, 2000. Terah picked Ms Fowler and her
daughter up that day, and took them to Mr Fer-
nander's Love Beach home, where she, too, was
Ms Fowler said at that time, her friend intro-

Mr Thompson, brother of the
former Registrar General, yes-
terday called the situation "dis-
"What you essentially have
here is government having to
buy their way out of a problem a
particular minister caused. It's
a sad day for our country," he
Mr Thompson said that
although the situation is now
over from his sister's standpoint,
"there now needs to be an inves-
tigation into how it was possi-
ble for the minister of financial
services to take this long to com-
ply with the law."
He said that if the Bahamas
wants to join "the league of

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wihoe year o mor

Corporal testifies
duced her to a little boy, Dennis Fernander. She
told her that he was Larry Fernander's grand-
"She was very happy; in good spirits, when I
saw her last," said Ms Fowler.
Officer Malcolm Culmer, who is attached to
the airport division, testified that on July 21, 2000,
he saw "Officer Sands". He told the court that
Sands appeared nervous and jittery as he stood on
line to leave the country for the United States.
He said Sands was talking with another officer. He
did nothing at that time.
He said it was not until he returned to the police
station that he learned about the double murder,
and reported to his OC that he had seen Mr Sands
at the airport.
"I hailed him, and he hailed me back," officer
Culmer told the court.
He said he had worked with "officer Sands"
for about a year or two, "on and off".
During cross-examination by defence council
Murrio Ducille, officer Culmer said he could not
recall what counter Sands was standing at or what
he was wearing.
But the area was well lit and he was not too far
away from the defendant.
Mr Sands is also represented by Tamara Taylor
and Richard Bodle.
The case continues.

democratic countries, in the
world," there would have to be a
change of what he perceived to
be "a dangerous mindset" of
some government officials.
Minister of Financial Services
and Investments Allyson May-
nard-Gibson yesterday declined
to comment on Ms Thompson's
resignation. She referred all
inquiries to the office of the
Attorney General.
The Tribune, however, was
unable to reach Attorney Gen-
eral Alfred Sears or a senior offi-
cial in his office, despite numer-
ous attempts.
Ms Thompson's resignation
comes on the heels of reports
that the six-month contract of
Acting Registrar General Shane
Miller has expired and has not
been renewed.
However, no government offi-
cial was able to confirm this
Ms Thompson was initially
fired from the post of Registrar
General in January.
In June, however, Justice
Small quashed the decision by
the Judicial and Legal Services
Commission (JLSC) to fire Ms
Thompson, by ruling that her
right to fair treatment had been
He further ruled that Ms
Thompson should be awarded
damages and other costs.
Although the government
sought an application to stay this
ruling, Justice Small upheld his
initial decision.
Following the Supreme
Court's ruling, Ms Thompson
said that she tried to return to
work only to be met with the
presence of the Acting Regis-

the United States.
"If those who are opposed
to the US seek to use this as a
means to antagonise the Unit-
ed States then we may be
sending signals that we may be
changing our foreign policy to
some degree.
"Quite frankly I don't
believe that's what it is doing,
but unless government tells us
that Minister Miller .did what
he did without the consent of
Cabinet it is fair to assume that
we may be sending signals to
allies that we are having a shift
in foreign policy without care-
ful consideration or regard to
how your principal ally
might regard you," said Mr
Foreign Affairs Minister
Fred Mitchell would not com-
ment on the issue. He said that
the matter of PetroCaribe was
entirely in Mr Miller's preview
and it would be inappropriate
for him to comment.
The Tribune contacted a
government spokesman who
was unable to get a comment
from Prime Minister Perry
Christie on the matter.

trar in her office.
She also said that during that
time she had not received any
financial remuneration from
government, as ordered by the
Last week the situation at the
Registrar General's office esca-
lated to the point where Ms
Thompson filed charges against
two office employees, accusing
them of preventing her from car-
rying out her duties. One
claimed that he was acting on


#10 Palmetto Avenue & Acklins Street
P.O. Box N-3572
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 326-5773




a resident of Kool Acres
and formerly of Orange
Creek, Cat Island will be
held at 10:00am Saturday,
16th July, 2005 at Zion
Baptist Church, South
Beach. Officiating will be Pastor Elliott Miller,
Assisted by Min. Kirklyn Collie. Interment will follow
at Woodlawn Gardens Soldier Road.

Clifton was pre-decease by parent, Ada Newbold-
Hepburn and Solomon Hepburn both of Orange
Creek, Cat Island.

Clifton was the devoted father of four (4) Clayton
Hepburn, Shantell Hepburn-Stubbs, Meoshe (Toka)
Duncanson-Hepburn and Ebony Hepburn;
supportive brother (5) sister, Cleomie Simmons,
Norma Ferguson, Denise Eloise, Karen and Janet
Hepburn; and four (4) brothers, Earnest, Ricardo,
Kendal and Jeffrey Hepburn; grand children, Rollins
and Shantwon Martin, Collinsya, Colesia and
Colleen Stubbs, Kyle and Kylisha Dean, Leon
Stubbs III, LaShan and DeAndre Johnson; son-
in-law, Collins Stubbs; uncles, Cecil Newbold and
Lawrence Hepburn; aunts, Joanne Thompson,
Rhoda, Icie and Grace; nieces and nephews
including Lesa, Natasha and Ernest Simmons,
Nadia Jones, Sheldon, Earnestine, Meko, Gia,
Ricardo Jr., Teron, Kendal, Jr., Kevon, Sonia,
Shantell, Janet, Tanya, Phillip, Kaj, Mario.
Numerous other relatives and friends including
Ms. Albury of Quick Serve; Natalie Bethel, Marva,
Lamont and Sandra Minnis, Eugenia Knowles,
Cassie Smith, Karen Sawyer, Doralee, Freddiemae
Bosfield, Faydora Miller, The Stubbs family, Jennifer
Duncanson and family, Eloise Curtis and family,
Mr. Laval Collie, Sandra Knowles, ICU Ward and
Doctor Isaacs; staff of Commando Security
Services, Solomons Super Centre, Sandals Royal
Bahamian, Quality Auto Sales, the entire Hepburn
and Newbold family and the Kool Acres

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects
at Newbold Brothers Chapel, Palmetto Ave. &
Acklins Street on Friday from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday at the Church from 9:00am until service

FROM page one Agreement
says otherwise I believe Mr.
Miller signed onto PetroCaribe o^t the cost of shipping.
without the express authoriza- Mr Laing said that the sign-
tion from the Cabinet. This is ing of the agreement sends a
based on comments I have had contradictory message when it
from sources," said Mr Laing. comes to the country's foreign
Venezuela has agreed to sell policy.
crude oil and petroleum prod- "The concern for me is this;
ucts to Caribbean countries at that Hugo Chavez and Fidel
concessionary rates as part of Castro represent a style of gov-
the PetroCaribe agreement. erning that is directly opposed
PetroCaribe, the brainchild to the kind of governance that
of Venezuelan President Hugo we endorse in this country
Chavez, is designed to reduce which is democracy.
the effects of high oil prices on "There is no relenting or
the region by offering the ener- movement to democracy from
gy-dependent islands petrole- these governments and what
um products at reduced Hugo Chavez is proposingin
costs. PetroCaribe is not merely
Trinidad and Tobago as well cheaper oil, it is also an inte-
as Barbados have refused to gration movement within the
be part of the pact, which region that is in many ways the
Trinidad and Tobago fears promotion of antagonism
could erode its Caribbean mar- toward what he (Chavez)
ket. called the imperialism and
Mr Chdvez said Venezuela colonialism of developed coun-
will create a special company tries," said Mr Laing.
called PDV Caribe for the pro- Mr Laing said the sentiment
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only government-to-govern- toward the Bahamas' "closest
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Minister meets with

pageant queens

Miss and Little Miss Fox
Hill Emancipation Beauty
Pageant are shown during a
courtesy call on the MP for
Fox Hill Fred Mitchell
Mr Mitchell told the
young ladies how proud he
was about their participa-
tion in the pageant, which
"honours Fox Hill's unique
position in the history and
culture of The Bahamas and
celebrates 171 years of
"When we develop a
sense of who we are, and
from whence we came, we
can more easily see how
much more we can aspire to
achieve," said Mr. Mitchell.
On Saturday the contes-
tants will take part in a judg-
ing of their costumes and a
float parade at the Fox Hill
Parade, with the pageant to
take place on Sunday July
17 at the Wyndham Nassau

(Photo: Mario
Duncanson/ U MISS Fox Hill Emancipation and Little Miss Cockburn Street are
Tribune Staff) all smiles with the Minnister of Foreign Affairs

Celebrating the games

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Miami Herald Business, Stocks, Analysis, Wall Street

Investors pledge

'millions' to help

beach access

Tribune Business Editor
THE investors behind a pro-
posed New Providence-based
residential community, which is
projected to have a $1 billion
GDP impact in its first 12 years,
are working with the Govern-
ment on an initiative that would
see them donate "millions"
towards providing public beach
access for Bahamians.
The developers behind the
Albany Project, the ultra high-
end, exclusive residential com-
munity planned for the south-
western part of the island, have
also linked up with the Gov-
ernment for a shoreline
enhancement programme and
to help it with plans for the new
shipping facilities near Clifton
Christopher Anand, manag-
ing partner for the Albany Pro-
ject, said the developers were
"working on donating millions"
to a beach access programme
that would be co-ordinated with
the Government.
He said: "We are working
with the Government on iden-
tifying and funding public
beaches for the Bahamas."
Mr Anand said the Albany
Project's investors, who are led
by the Tavistock Group, the
holding company for Lyford
Cay-based billionaire Joe
Lewis's investments, and world-
famous golfers Tiger Woods
and Ernie Els, would "supply
the capital" and the Govern-
ment then say where this would
be dispersed "to create public
beaches for Bahamians".
Maintaining beach access for
Bahamians amid the multi-mil-
lion dollar investments taking
place .in this nation has been a
key concern for the Govern-
ment in its attempts to balance
economic development with
social needs.
Apart from the beach access
programme, the Albany Project
investors are working with the
Government on a shoreline
enhancement programme that
will benefit the nearby Adelaide
community. Other initiatives
include a possible financial pro-
gramme, again in conjunction
with the Government, to help
develop communities near the
Mr Anand said the Albany
Project would invest heavily in
landscaping and preserving the
existing environment. Extensive
Environmental Impact Assess-

Tribune Business Editor
pany that will build and oper-
ate the Blue Hills reverse
osmosis plant, will pay an
annual fee of 1 per cent of the
total principal amount of the
$10 million Series A bond
issue that was recently com-
pleted to finance the project.
The fee payment is in return
for its Cayman-based, Nasdaq-
listed parent, Consolidated
Water, agreeing to uncondi-
tionally guarantee the "due
and punctual" payment of
interest and principal on the
bonds, which are due to
mature on June 30, 2015, in
the event of a default by
The annual fee will be paid
on or before August 1 every
year, and Waterfields has also

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ments (EIA) had already been
conducted in conjunction with
the Government.
He added: "This project, and
our other projects [the upscale
Lake Nona and Isleworth com-
munities near Orlando, Flori-
da] are in tune with enhancing
the environment and landscap-
Among the amenities being
planned for the Albany Project
is a marina, and Mr Anand said
extensive hydrology testing had
been conducted, to ensure there
would be no negative effects on
the water quality.
The investors were working
closely with the Government
and its experts, Mr Anand said,
to also ensure they were "not
doing anything harmful to
what's there" in terms of the
coastline impact.
Mr Anand, who is a director
of the Tavistock Group, said
the developers were working

agreed to reimburse Consoli-
dated Water for all fees
charged by its bankers in rela-
tion to the guarantee.
Waterfields also has the
option to redeem the Series
A bonds in whole or in part
after June 30, 2008, and incur
no early redemption penal-
Joe Pivinski, Consolidated
Water's chief financial offi-
cer, said that while the bonds
guarantee was an unsecured
obligation, it gave the parent
company the opportunity to
obtain Bahamian dollar
He added that this "match-
es our obligation to the cur-
rency of our future income
stream, and avoids any future
currency conversion expense
that may have resulted if
financing was denominated in
US dollars".

with both the Government and
its planners, EDAW, on the
potential re-routing of West
Bay Street and port facilities
proposed for a site between
Clifton Pier and Common-
wealth Brewery.
Mr Anand said they would
"help fund some of the public
infrastructure for the new port".
SEE page 4B

Isle of Capri's multi-million

lease payments are revealed

Tribune Business Editor
ISLE of Capri is currently
paying $2 million a year to sub-
lease its Freeport casino from
the Hutchison Whampoa-
owned Our Lucaya resort, The
Tribune can reveal, and has an
option to cancel the arrange-
ment if operating income is
below $3 million at November
30, 2006.

Grand Bahama's 2004 gaming

revenues reach $30.7m

The struggling Isle-Our
Lucaya property, which this
week laid off 45 employees or
some 13 per cent of its 337
staff, is subletting its 19,000
square-foot casino under a deal

with Our Lucaya that lasts
until December 2012.
Under the lease terms, the
Isle-Our Lucaya must pay the
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FamGuard's Treasury and
Sagicor acquiring stock from
one of its three main share-
Ms Hermanns yesterday
told The Tribune that both
companies were still awaiting
Bahamian regulatory approval
of the tie-up, although they
were "closer than earlier this
She added that FamGuard
was likely to get "feedback
shortly" from the regulators,
and both companies had con-.
tinued'to make progress on
theifr'respective' sides "of' the
FamGuard's three main
shareholders are Pyfrom
Enterprises, which has a 36.7
per cent stake, the Estate of
Jack Knowles with 16.8 per
cent, and chairman Norbert
Boissiere with 13.1 per cent.
The potential Sagicor
alliance was widely perceived
as a response to the string of
acquisitions Imperial Life,
Canada Life and Global


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Pricing Information As Of: a A sor
14 JuG 2005
52wk-HI 52wk-Low Symbol Previous Close Today's Close Change Dally Vol. EPS $ Div $ P/E, Yield
1.10 0.89 Abaco Markets 0.89 0.89 0.00 -0.208 0.000 N/M 0.00%
8.70 8.00 Bahamas Property Fund 8.70 8.70 0.00 1.452 0.340 6.0 3.91%
6.44 5.55 Bank of Bahamas 6.44 6.44 0.00 0.561 0.330 11.5 5.12%
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.70 0.80 0.10 1,300 0.187 0.000 4.3 0.00%
1.80 1.40 Bahamas Waste 1.40 1.40 0.00 0.122 0.000 11.5 4.29%
1.06 0.87 Fidelity Bank 1.05 1.05 0.00 0.062 0.050 16.9 4.76%
8.65 6.76 Cable Bahamas 8.00 8.00 0.00 0.589, 0.240 13.6 3.00%
2.20 .1.72 Colina Holdings 2.20 2.20 0.00 0.259 0.060 8.5 2.73%
9.08 6.75 Commonwealth Bank 8.85 8.80 -0.05 5,850 0.673 0.410 13.1 4.66%
2.50 0.58 Doctor's Hospital 2.50 2.50 0.00 0.452 0.000 5.5 0.00%
4.12 3.85 Famguard 4.12 4.12 0.00 0.428 0.240 9.6 5.83%
10.50 9.12 Finco 10.50 10.50 0.00 0.662 0.500 15.7 4.76%
8.75 7.00 FirstCaribbean 8.75 8.75 0.00 0.591 0.380 12.6 4.34%
8.98 8.31 Focol 8.46 8.98 0.52 5,200 0.708 0.500 12.7 5.57%
1.99 1.27 Freeport Concrete 1.15 1.15 0.00 0.082 0.000 14.0 0.00%
10.20 9.50 ICD Utilities 9.60 9.60 0.00 0.818 0.405 11.7 4.20%
8.25 8.20 J. S. Johnson 8.30 8.30 0.00 0.561 0.550 14.8 6.75%
6.69 4.36 Kerzner International BDRs 5.87 5.88 0.01 0.184 0.000 31.9 0.00%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 2.010 0.565 5.0 5.65%
B2wk-HI 52wk-LowASymbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Weekly Vol. EPS $ DIv $ P/E Yield
13.00 12.50 Bahamas Supermarkets 12.25 13.25 111.00 1.488 0.960 9.1 7.25%
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 10.00 10.35 10.00 0.000 0.800 NM 7.80%
0.60 0.40 RND Holdin s 0.29 0.54 00 -0.066 0.000 NM 0.00%
43.00 28.00 ABDAB 41.00 43.00 41.00 2.220 0.000 19.4 0.00%
16.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 13.00 14.00 13.00 1.105 0.810 14.6 6.93%
0.60 0.35 RND Holdings 0.29 0.54 0.35 -0.103 0.000 N/M 0.00%
52wk-HI 52wk-Low Fund Name NAV YTD% Last 12 Months Diveld %
1.2339 1.1710 Colina Money Market Fund 1.233938*
2.3657 2.0018 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 2.3657 ***
10.4330 10.0000 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 10.4330"l"
2.2487 2.0985 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.248725**
1.1200 1.0510 Colina Bond Fund 1.120044**""
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
52wk-Hl Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fldellty
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fldellt)
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol.. Trading volume of the prior week
Change Change In closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Dally Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV $ Dividends per share paid In the last 12 months NIM Not Meaningful
PIE Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100
S- AS AT MAY. 31, 2005 "* AS AT MAY. 31, 20055/S AS AT MAY. 31.2005
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Bahamas that had left Colina
Insurance Company (now
Colinalmperial) as the life and
health insurance market
leader, with Family Guardian
as its chief competitor.
Among the concerns AM
Best cited about Family
Guardian were "ite relatively
high exposure to mortgage
loans in the investment port-
folio and a challenge to sus-
tain earnings momentum
experienced in recent years".
On the mortgage side, Ms
Hermanns explained that AM
Best had assessed Family
Guardian's asset mix and
found it had 'a large exposure
on mortgages".
However, she said AM
Best's concerns stemmed from-
the fact that, as a US-based
entity that assesses numerous
American life and health
insurers, it held a different
perspective from a Bahamian
US life and health insurers
have far greater equity expo-
sures in their investment port-
folios due to the liquidity and

breadth of the American cap-
ital markets, Ms Hermanns
explained, whereas the
Bahamian capital markets
were "so fledgling and
Given that the Bahamian
real estate market had been
relatively stable, with prices
generally increasing, as
opposed to the more volatile
US markets, Ms Hermanns
.said mortgages represented
better investments for
Bahamas-based insurers than
"It's just a function of how
these smaller territories' mar-
kets work compared to a
North American standpoint,"
Ms Hermanns said. She added
that Family Guardian had dis-
cussed the issue with A.M.
Best, and the rating agency
had accepted the Bahamian
company's point of view.
The only other issue cited
by A.M. Best was that Family
Guardian's business was lim-
ited to the Bahamas, and the
life and health insurance mar-
ket was highly.competitive.

BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen
of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send a
written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 8th day of JULY, 2005 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


NOTICE is hereby given that JOANES JEAN LOUIS, P.O.BOX F
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written and signed
statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 29TH day of
APRIL, 2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.

is hereby given that JOY F. CAMPBELL McKINNEY CLOSE,
P.O.BOX CR 54975, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 15TH day of JULY, 2005 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,


NOTICE is hereby given that IPHOXSA JEAN-LOUIS, P.O. BOX F-
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written and signed
statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 8TH day of
JULY, 2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.

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Bahamians for

the 'knowledge


THE executive chairman of
the University Council of
Jamaica, Dr Ethley London,
said education should go beyond
the acquisition of skills in prepa-
ration for the world of work.
According to Dr London,
education should also include
developing the ability to read
systematically about critical
questions and issues in order to
place facts in a broader context,
to consider the moral applica-
tion of actions and choices and
to communicate knowledge and
nurture habits that promote life
long learning behaviours.
Speaking at the recently con-
cluded 18th National Education
Conference on The Effects of
21st Century Global Realities
on Education, Dr London said
that with a number of scientific
disciplines, elements of factual
knowledge taught in the first
year of study may become obso-
lete before graduation.
She added: "The learning
process needs to be increasing-
ly based on the capacity to find
and access knowledge and to
apply it in problem solving.
Learning to transform informa-
tion into new knowledge and
learning to translate new knowl-
edge into applications becomes
more important than memoris-
ing specific information," she
Dr London explained that the
new competencies valued by
employers in the knowledge
economy are oral and written
communications, teamwork,
peer teaching, creativity, vision-
ing skills, resourcefulness and

the ability to adjust to change.
According to Dr London,
adult literacy, which is project-
ed to be 17 per cent in 2010, 6
per cent less that it was in 1995,
is already a major concern for
developing countries. She fur-
ther noted that technological
illiteracy, which is the incapaci-
ty to use new or changing tech-
nologies, may also pose a real
problem for these countries.
Dr London said persons who
do not perform well in tradi-
tional academics are sometimes

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the same persons who are
caught on the wrong side of the
digital divide, creating a wider
gap between those who bene-
fit from it and those without the
means to access it.
"A meaningful education in
the 21st century should stimu-
late all aspects of human intel-
lectual potential. Itshould not
simply emphasize access to
global knowledge in science and
management, but should also
uphold the richness of cultures
and values," she said.

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assisting multiple people in a fast-paced environment
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The Public is hereby advised that I, CRESWELL MAJOR,
of Eastwood Estates, Nassau, Bahamas, intend to change
my name to FRESWELL MAJOR. If there are any
objections to this change of name by. Deed Poll, you may
write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer,
P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty
(30) days after the date of publication of this ,notice.,

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Isle of Capri paying $2m to

sub-lease Freeport casino

FROM page one by The Tribune said in rela- property's owners sought a
tion to the Isle-Our Lucaya.- --buyer in the-wake of hurri-
resort, which li operated under --"Afferth:Teco6nd year of the cane-inflicted damage.
the Sheraton and Westin lease, if earnings before Isle of Capri has been in
brands, $2 million per year in income taxes, depreciation and talks with the Government,
equal monthly instalments for amortisation fall below $3 mil- seeking a reduction in the casi-
the first two years ending on lion, we have the option to no tax rate from 17 per cent
November 30, 2006. cancel with a one-year notice." to 9 per cent, plus a $5 million
After that, the annual lease And the agreement Isle of contribution from the admin-
payments increase to $2.5 mil- Capri signed with Our Lucaya istration for marketing cam-
lion in the third and fourth also requires the casino opera- paigns.
years, before hitting $3 million tor to pay a monthly resort
tfor-the remainder of the lease.- -marketing fee set at 6 per cent Exceptions
In addition to the annual of the casino's annual gross
lease payments, Isle of Capri is revenues.
also committed to paying This fee kicks in "where However, that tax is based
$125,000 per year for "cornm- such receipts are in excess of on bodies coming into the casi-
mon area maintenance" and $33.3 million a year for the first no, and the Government is
"a minimum room buy of fifty two years, $40 million a year thought to be reluctant to
from the hotel at a rate of $54 for years three and four, and make a special exception for
per night." $45 million a year for years five Isle of Capri and not grant the
But given the Isle-Our through 10". same incentives to other casino
Lucaya's poor financial per- However, Isle of Capri's operators.
formance in the 18 months own company documents state The Our Lucaya casino is
since it opened in December t tliaotal gaming revenues already said to owe some $6
2003, it is possible the US- generated on Grand Bahama million in unpaid casino taxes.
owned casino operator could during the 2004 calendar year Currently, there is a basic
exercise its option to cancel amounted to about $30.7 mil- annual gaming tax of $200,000
the lease and withdraw from lion. payable in six equal shares,
the Grand Bahama market if That figure also includes while a winnings tax is imposed
things do not turn around by eight months of revenue from at rates of 25 per cent up to
November 30 next year. the Royal Oasis casino before $10 million; 20 per cent
Company documents seen it closed indefinitely as the between $10-$16 million; 10



Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 HENDRIX LSE FUND LTD.
is in dissolution.
The Date of the Commencement of dissolution was 12th July 2005. David
Thain of Amer Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd., 308 East Bay Street, P.O.Box
N 3917 is the Liquidator of HENDRIX LSE FUND LTD. All persons
having claims against the above-named company are required to send their
address and particulars of their debts to the Liquidator before the 12th
August 2005.

d Thain
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mi.eet iirt guests needs and an insatiable-desire to attain the highest levels of quality
and guest service. All applicants in the first instant are asked to forward their
application letter with resume, photo and two previous employment references to: or mail to: Private Destinations, P.O. Box
Must possess a very good, knowledge of the science of growing and maintaining
flowers, plants, shrubs, trees and lawns. Minimum three-years experience and /or
training in related field. Good understanding of landscape planning. Ability to read
and interpret English. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out
written or oral instructions. Responsibilities including watering,-planting-and -
maintaining pla nts, flowers, s'itibs, teainfilaiiwns. A knowledge of the use of
chemicals and pesticides would be an advantage.
Responsible for the maids and houseman assigned to Housekeeping and Laundry
duties. Works closely with the Resort manager to coordinate all Housekeeping and
Laundry cleaning tasks and assignments. This includes but is not limited to:
Purchasing of cleaning and Laundry materials, monitoring all inventories, cleanliness
of all interior and public spaces, setting up appropriate task lists, inspecting guest
rooms and provide on the Job training where and whenever needed. This is a very
hand's on position. Minimum of 1-year hotel experience in a similar position and
excellent communication skills.
Reporting to the Property Manager we seek a general maintenance individual who
will check and makes repairs to heating, ventilation and air condition systems as
needed. Checks and makes repairs to heating, ventilation and air conditioning
systems as needed. Checks and makes repairs to plumbing systems and fixtures
such as pipe lines, toilets and sinks, kitchen and laundry equipment. Checks and
makes repairs to electrical systems such as lighting systems, television sets and
kitchen equipment. Performs repairs to building, furniture, bathrooms, guest rooms
etc., as needed; may perform painting tasks. Ensures that all equipment is functioning
properly and that preventive maintenance measures are performed to preserve the
resort and keep product quality to standard.
Young professional required. Must have proven experience and certification. Must
be willing to work a very flexible schedule.
Assist in coordinating special events on site. This will involve event planning and
program design, communication with guests and preparation of all communication
associated with events. You will also be expected to be on-site on the day of each
event and coordinate throughout the duration of the event to ensure that the program
runs smoothly from beginning to end. Superior written communication and
interpersonal skills required. Promptly prepare responses to incoming requests.
Must be proficient in MS Office. Capable of coordinating several projects and
responsibilities with ease. Must have good typing skills: able to type at least 45
w.p.m. accurately. Able to work well independently and as part of a team. Must
be well organized and detail-oriented. Experience in general office duties such as
filling, correspondence, mail, faxing, etc.
Duties include but not limited to: Monitor and execute evening entertainment,
security of the property and closing procedures. Should possess basic knowledge
of audio and home theatre systems and proven experience within the hospitality
industry. This is a hand's on multi task position ..
Required to undertake a multitude of tasks to maintain and upkeep all exterior
areas of the resort.
Superior written and oral communication and interpersonal skills required. Excellent
telephone etiquette required. Promptly prepare responses to incoming requests.
Must be proficient in MS Office. Capable of coordinating several projects and
responsibilities with ease. Must have good typing skills: able to type at least 45
w.p.m. accurately. Able to work well independently and as part of a team. Must well organized and detail-oriented. Experience in general office duties such as
filing, correspondence, nail, faxing, etc.

per cent between $1.6-$20..nul-.
"i6on; and 5 per cent for
amounts above $20 million.
Among the other licences
held by Isle of Capri are a busi-
ness licence, one with the
Grand Bahama Port Authori-
ty, liquor and dining and danc-
ing licences.
Although Isle of Capri exec-
utives said the Grand Bahama
casino suffered a $2.4 million
loss in the year to April 30,
2005, they are likely to have
been referring to operating
The net loss for that fiscal
year was $573,000, as Isle-Our
Lucaya received a $2 million
boost from hurricane and busi-
ness interruption insurance
claims resulting from the Sep-
tember 2004 _storms. Without
that recovery, the loss would
have exceeded the previous
Some 260 rooms at the
Westin and Sheraton have
been unavailable since the
2004 storms. The Isle-Our
Lucaya casino offers 372 slot
machines, 33 table games and a
110-seat restaurant.

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(a) WESLEY LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution under the provisions
of Section 137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act 2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on the 05 July,
2005 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and registered
by the Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Mrs. Lesley Millar of Section
3, Block B, Helvetia Court, South Esplanade, St Peter Port, Guernsey,
Dated this 15th day of July, A.D. 2005.

Lesley Sulley

Legal Notice



(a) AMHERST LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution under the provisions
of Section 137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act 2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on the 05 July,
2005 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and registered
by the Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Dizame Consulting S.A., Pasea...
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He added that Albany
"should be the catalyst that fix-
es" the South Ocean Golf &
Beach Resort, which has strug-
gled for many years and is now
closed for renovations, as its
embattled owner, a leading
Canadian pension fund, aims to
upgrade it from a two-star
Mr Anand said: "These
things generally create catalysts
for an incredible amount of eco-
nomic activity that not only
stays in that community, but
benefits the surrounding area
as well."
The Albany Project is pro-
jected to generate 700 perma-
nent, full-time jobs. A further
400 "indirect and induced" jobs
will be generated from entre-
preneurial ventures and other
An Economic Impact Assess-
ment had shown that the
Albany Project would generate
$400 million in property taxes
for the Government during its
first 12 years' in existence, with
the $1 billion GDP impact over
the same timeline coming from
both the construction and oper-
ational phases.
In 2017, the Albany Project is

expected to generate $67 mil-
lion in annual GDP from ongo-
ing operations alone, according
to the economic impact assess-
The Albany development will
include 300 single family homes,
a "cottage component" and
apartments located around a
The price range for the prop-
erties will lie between $2 mil-
lion and $20 million, with the
average around $3-$4 million.
Mr Anand said the total value
of the Albany Project's "home
products" would lie between
1.2 billion and $1.5 billion.
The land involved is all pri-
vately owned by the investors
and a Bahamian affiliate, New
Providence Development Com-
pany. No Crown or Treasury
land is being used.
The developers have consult-
ed heavily with Bahamians,
holding a planning session ear-
lier this year to gain input on
how the Albany Project could
be made uniquely Bahamian.
Among those at the session
were attorneys Pericles Maillis
and Lionel Levine, former
FNM finance minister Sir
William Allen, and various offi-
cials from the Government and

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NOTICE is hereby given that WESLEY MAREUS, P.O.BOX N-
356, HUTCHINSON ST., NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to
"the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that
any person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed
statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 8TH
day of JULY, 2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

Legal Notice



(a) WALDORF LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution under the provisions
of Section 137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act 2000..
(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on the 13 July,
2005 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and registered
by the Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Dizame Consulting S.A., Pasea
Estate, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands.
Dated this 15th day of July, A.D. 2005.

Dizame Consulting S.A.



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

Fax Resume to 502-2388:
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curricular program.

Application must be made in writing with a full Curriculum
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should be sent to:

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Temple Christian Schools
Collins Avenue
P.O. Box N-1566
Nassau, Bahamas

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New Providence and the Family Island will be held at the Port Administration
Building Prince George Wharf on the 28th July 2005 at 3:00pm for the purpose of
granting Licence under The Boat Registration Act Chapter (277)

Any person entitled to and wishing to object to any application should do so at least
six (6) days before the date.of the hearing by submitting his/her objection in writing to
the Board aid to the applicant.

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Adjustments to squads

ahead of CentroBasket event

FROM page one

six players before they travel.
"We will lose a lot by losing
Kevin Armstrong, Ronnie
Cardo, Val Williams and
Cordero Seymour," Bowleg
"But we feel we will still be.
able to put together a pretty
good team."
Kyle Grant, the most valu-
able player in the tournament,
along with centre Scott Far-
rington, point guard David
McPhee and forward
Devaughn Jackson will all be
eligible for the trip.
"Out of the starting line-up,
we will. have four players back,
so once we can find six more
players to fill in, we feel we
will be alright," Bowleg
"We should be able to go
over there and contend for the
gold again this year."

Last year, the Bahamas
clinched its first gold medal in
winning the CentroBasket
Tournament before they went
to the Tournament of Ameri-
ca where they finished sev-
Based on what he saw in
Trinidad, Bowleg said they
have a solid squad that will be
able to move on to the
Dominican Republic. But he
said it's going to be a little bit
different playing in the 17-
and-under division.
"You really don't know
what to expect from the other
countries at that age level -
how big will they be, how
physical will they be, what is
their potential in the game,"
he charged.
"That will haye to wait to
be sef. -e-will-have to wait
unti we get there to see how

things will turn out. But the
Bahamas will have a very,
very competitive team at this
Practice began on Wednes-
day for the boys team and
with just about 20 days left to
put the team together, Bowleg

said they will continue nightly
at 8pm at the Kendal Isaacs
However, because of the
PeaeTobn the Street Basket-
ball Tournament at the gym
over the next two Saturdays,
Bowleg said they will probably

practise those days at the CI
Gibson Gym.
The girls' team, on the oth-
er hand, will begin their prepa-
ration on Monday at the
Kendal Isaacs Gym, accord-
ing to Cash, who also feels
they will have to make some
major adjustments to their

"It affects our team dra-
matically because most of the
starters won't be there for the
next round," Cash lamented.
"We lost seven players

because Felicia Kelly had a
surgery and she won't be able
to do anything for the next 6-
7 weeks."
But Cash, who was assisted"
!by Anastacia Sands-Moultire.
and Kellie Albury from Grand
Bahama, said they already
have some girls in camp,
whom they intend to use as
replacements for Diasti
Delancy, Sasha Ferguson,
Deila Ferguson and Moyu-
runa Russell.
There are two girls from
Grand Bahama, who will be
returning to the team, but
Cash said they expect to have

four more added when the
camp gets back in full swing
on Monday at 5pm.
"As far as the talent we
have, I think we will be in the
'.toWp three, but we should come
back with the gold for sure
because all of the other coun-
tries are losing their best play-
ers," Cash projected.
"So it's back to the drawing
board, we have to work hard
and get ready and be prepared
for the next level.
Me and the other coaches
will have to get the players
ready and the players need to
be ready."

Junior Sports Reporter

MEMBERS of the Miami Heat basketball
club will make a stop in the Bahamas today
for their annual basketball clinic, reading
event and hospital visit.
The second leg of their three part series
trip, will take place at the Atlantis Hotel,
featuring Heat's forward Rasual Butler.
The 'Shoot for the Stars' Summer Books
and Basketball Clinic, is being held in con-
nection with FedEx, American Airlines and
Butler will be accompanied by Wali Jones,
Heats community affairs liaison officer.
The event will kick off with a press confer-

ence at Atlantis Hotel, starting at 11am. Lat-
er on in the day, Heats representatives will
visit the Princess Margaret Hospital at
On Saturday, the team will conduct a clin-
ic at the AF Adderley gymnasium, beginning
at 10am, for roughly 200 pre-selected youths.
The basketball clinic is expected to show
the campers the fundamental skills of bas-
ketball and will include motivational speech-
Each clinic is designed to promote the
NBA-Miami Heat Read to Achieve initia-
tive an annual campaign to help develop a
life-long love for reading.
The basketball instructional clinic will be
followed by the reading session.

* MEMBERS of the boys' basketball team pose above at the Caribbean Basketball Confederation Championships in Trinidad & Tobago last week.
From left are manager Donnie Culmer and assistant coach Dexter Cambridge. At right is head coach Mario Bowleg.

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COACH Mario Bowleg gives some instructions to his boys team at the Caribbean Basketball Confederation Championships in Trinidad & Tobago last week.

Squad adjustments ahead of CentroBasket

Senior Sports Reporter
NOW that they are back from the
Caribbean Basketball Confederation Cham-
pionships, the Bahamas Basketball Federa-
tion is switching its focus to the CentroBas-
ket Tournament next month.
The boys team earned their trip to the
Dominican Republic after beating Puerto
Rico 101-98 in overtime in Trinidad &

Tobago, while the girls' team qualified with
a third place finish.

But as they prepare for the tournament,
both head coaches, Mario Bowleg and
Sharelle Cash, have indicated that they will
have to make some adjustments to their
Only those players who played in the

Caribbean Basketball Confederation and
were born on or before January 1, 1998 are
"Moving to the CentroBasket, they
dropped the age limit by one year, so you
can't turn 18 this year," said Bowleg, the
head coach of the boys' team.
"Fortunately, both boys and girls teams
qualified and have 50 per cent of their play-
ers from the previous tournament eligible to
play in the next tournament."

The CentroBasket is scheduled for
August 4-9 in the Dominican Republic.
The Tournament of Americas is also set
for the Dominican Republic from August
24-September 4 for the boys and from Sep-
tember 14-18 for the girls.
Bowleg, who was assisted by Ivan Butler
from Grand Bahama and Dexter Cam-
bridge, said they will have to replace at least
SEE page 10B

Rolle moves to

number one for

Davis Cup tie

Senior Sports Reporter
WHEN the second round of
the American Zone II Davis
Cup tie gets underway today in
Bogota, Colombia, team cap-
tain John Farrington will have a
slightly different line-up to work
Marvin Rolle, who has
earned a computer pint since
playing in the first round tie
against the Netherlands Antilles
in February, has been moved
into the number one spot with
collegian Devin Mullings from
Grand Bahama dropped to
During the draw on Thurs-
day, Rolle was selected first to
play against Colombia's No.2
seed Pablo Gonzalez on the red
clay courts at the America Ten-
nis Club in Bogota.

Mullings, who advanced all
the way to the NCAA Champi-
onships with the Ohio State
Buckeyes, will play in the sec-
ond singles match against
Colombia's No.1 seed Alejan-
dro Falla.
Also at the draw, it was
decided that Rolle and Ryan
Sweeting will team up to play in
the doubles on Saturday against
the Colombian team of Falla
and Carlos Salamanca.
Rolle is scheduled to play Fal-
la in the battle of the top seeds
in the first reverse singles on
Sunday, while Mullings and
Gonzalez are set to face each
other in the No.2 showdown.
But Sunday's reverse singles

ITF rule forces

change in line-up

will depend on whether or not
the tie is decided at the end of
the doubles.
"Marvin has an ATP point,
so under the ITF rule, he has
to play number one and Devin
will play number two," said Far-
rington from their hotel room
yesterday. "It's not that I had
a choice. That's a decision that
was made by the ITF."
The team arrived in Bogota
from Friday to get acclimatised
to the altitude and, after the
first day of practice, Farrington
said they were able to make the
necessary adjustments.
"Marvin has been playing
well over the last 4-5 days get-
ting accustomed to the alti-
tude," Farrington noted. "So I
felt that in this situation, Devin
would be a strong two for us in
this tie."
On the eve of the tie, Far-
rington said both seeded players
are looking good and are eager
to get on the court today. How-
ever, none of them were avail-
able for comments yesterday.
"At 8,000 feet, the first day
we had our practice, they
realised how difficult it is," Far-
rington stressed.
"Now that they are accus-
tomed, they feel comfortable.
So we did a lot of work in
preparation for it up until yes-
terday (Wednesday).
"Everyone feels healthy,

everyone feels comfortable and
they are feeling strong, so we're
looking forward to a good
As for their individual match-
es, Farrington said he's confi-
dent that they can prevail or at
least split two matches.
. "If Marvin can play as well
as he's been playing, I feel we
will have a real good chance of
him winning his match and if
Devin plays to his full poten-
tial, I feel very good about that
match also," Farrington lament-
But Farrington knows that
the task won't be easy as the
Colombians, on paper, have the
better team with all of their
players ranked higher than the
"They might have a little
more experience in playing big-
ger matches with their ATP
rankings," he stated.
"On paper they are favoured
to win, but also playing at home,
the spectators, the public expect
them to win, so that creates
pressure for them."
With the small support group
that they have in Bogota,
including BLTA president
Mary Shelley and treasurer,
Othniel Duncombe, along with
Marvin's parents, Leo and Eri-
ca Rolle, Farrington feel they
should be able to handle the

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