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* By PAUL TURNQUEST
and KRISTINA McNEIL
FORMER consultant in the
Prime Minister's office and
recently installed Superinten-
dent of the Prison, Dr Elliston
Rahming, came under fire yes-
terday as his company "The
Iptertech Group" was awarded
Portion of BaTelCo's security
contract.
Last week 20 security officers
at Wemcp were unexpectedly
laid off when the company lost
,"a portion" of its contract with
;-BaTelCo (BTC) to Intertech.
!: .leader of the opposition in
Sthe House of Assembly Alvin
Smith said he is interested to
see what other contracts
Jntertech has been awarded.
"Now I want to know when
this. contract was given? Was
this while he was a consultant at
the PM's office or was this after
he was posted as head of the
prison? That's what I want to
-know," said Mr Smith. In Mr
Smith's opinion whatever the
"situation he has an unfair
advantage, whether he was at
the PM's office or now."
"There are many Bahamians
out there who are trying to
make ends meet, and many who
don't have second jobs like Dr
-Rahming whose whole liveli-
hood, is the security firm. I
would not have had any prob-
.em with his company getting
any portion of the contract only


if he was not in such an advan-
tageous position," he said.
However, Coalition for
Democratic Reform (CDR)
leader Cassius Stuart lashed
out at what he called "the same
old wind" of the previous PLP
government.
In the opinion of Mr Stuart
this was "a serious conflict of
interest."
Mr Stuart said as this
involved a government contract
"we have to reach a point where
we pass giving out political
patronage. You know how
many families were affected
that that company lost that con-
tract?
"The PLP doesn't seem to
realise it, but they are the same
old wind we regretted back in
1992. They need to be exposed
and these people need to step
down. Under the FNM the
same thing happened and this
needs to stop. As a new gener-
ation of politicians we are going
to stop that,". Mr Stuart
promised.
Mr Stuart said it brought
tears to his eyes that the country
is still at the same point. He
wished it could move beyond
"political patronage".
"So are what they saying is
that those who do not believe in
the PLP will starve as long as
the PLP is in power?" he asked,
reminding government that
SEE page 14


* By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
RESIDENTS of Moores Island, a
small island just south of Abaco, are
suffering under "excessive" prices for
gasoline and other petroleum prod-
ucts.
With only a little over a week
remaining before the opening of the
crawfish season, the fishermen are
worried that the price could exceed
its current high of $5.50, and reach
well beyond the $6.00 mark.
Predominantly a fishing community,
the residents have been struggling to
cope with the closure of the only gas
station on the island following last
year's active hurricane season.
If having to pay $5.50 a gallon for
SEE page 14


* By DANIELLE STUBBS
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Bahamas has never been on the
advisory list of the US Consumer Prod-
ucts Safety Commission for items
recalled from the market.
According to Steve Ford, a public
affairs officer at the Bethesda, Mary-
land head office of the Consumer Prod-
ucts Safety Commission (CPSC), the
Bahamas can be added to the commis-
sion's list to receive notification in the
case of major US recalls with just a
phone call or e-mail.
Mr Ford's response came after a Tri-
bune investigation into who was respon-
sible for notifying the Bahamas and
SEE page 14


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US company

could face legal
action for plan

to provide VoIP
0 By DANIELLE STUBBS
Tribune Staff Reporter
LEGAL action could be taken against
a US company if it follows through on its
plan to provide voice-over Internet pro-
tocol (VolP) products to the Bahamas.
The company, Viper Networks Incor-
porated, said its new Bahamas venture
aims to "capture a significant amount of
new consumers".
However, according to Executive
Director at the Public Utilities Commis-
sion (PUC) Barrett Russell: "No com-
pany other than BTC has ever had a
licence to offer VolP services or any oth-
er telecommunications service, and we
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Unexpected visit by cruise liner




makes traders' day in Bay Street


* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
BAY Street merchants yes-
terday experienced an increase
in revenues when the Bahamas
unexpectedly played host to
more than 2,000 cruise passen-
gers whose ship had to be divert-
ed due to Hurricane Emily.
The cruise ship Carnival Ela-
tion carrying 2488 passengers


docked in Nassau yesterday
morning after its route was
adjusted to avoid areas affected
by the category three hurri-
cane.
The Elation was originally
scheduled to visit Mexico's
Yucatan Peninsula and Belize,
but instead the passengers
found themselves vacationing
in the Bahamas.
Speaking with The Tribune


yesterday afternoon, a Bay
Street businessman said his
store had already experienced
an increase in revenue intake.
He explained that the down-
town. merchants look forward
to cruise ships like the Elation
visiting Nassau.
"Unlike the cruises that only
charge $299 per person, and
where the passengers are
unwilling to spend large
amounts of money in ports, this
kind of ship that goes on 7 to 10
day cruises to Mexico has high-
er fares and the people tend to'
spend more," he said.
The Bay Street merchant said
that he was "very happy" with
the unexpected amount of mon-
ey the Elation passengers spent
in his shop.
Carnival Cruise spokesman
Michael Hall said that the Ela-
tion was docked in Nassau from
7am to 11pm yesterday, with
the next port of call scheduled
to be Freeport today. .
"This of course brings a large
number of unexpected visitors
to the Bahamas, and especially
to Nassau. With the ship being
in port until llpm there should
be significant revenue,"' he
added.
Mr Hall explained that
although the cruise line usually
does not receive complaints
from passengers onboard re-
routed ships, the company's pol-
icy is to give its customers free
passes for certain attractions


and discounts on future cruise
trips.
"After all, hurricanes are an
act of God, but we still give out
discounts to appease our pas-'
sengers. But most of the time
as long as Carnival keeps the
passengers happy onboard the
ships, and as long as the ship
makes a port of call, and espe-
cially at such a popular place
like the Bahamas, there are no
complaints," he said.
Hurricane Emily, the second
hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic
season, hit Northeastern Mexi-


co with 125mph winds yester-
day.
The eye of the storm came
ashore before dawn near San
Fernando, about 75 miles south
of.the US-Mexico border.
On Saturday Mexican author-
ities ordered the evacuation of
30,000 tourists from the resort
city of Cancun. A large num-
ber of vacationers with book-
ings for Cancun opted to come
the Bahamas instead, Tourism
Minister Obie Wilchcombe said.
The hurricane also led to the
evacuation of more than 85,000


people along more than 100
miles of coast from Holbox
Island to Tulum, including the
stretch known as the 'Riviera
Maya'.
Mexico and US oil compa-
nies also evacuated 16,000
workers from offshore installa-
tions in the northern Gulf of
Mexico.
Forecasters predicted that the
storm could dump up to 15
inches of rain as it moves inland
over mountains, and could
cause flash floods and land-
slides.


Tributes for restaurateur


* By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE late owner of the Palm Tree restau-
rant was yesterday hailed as an over-the-hill
businessman "who set a trend of industry
and hard work".
FNM Leader Tommy Turnquest said
James Alfred Gregory Russell inspired oth-
ers to shun mediocrity.
Mr Russell died on July 7 at the age of 87.
Funeral services will be held at Salem
Union Baptist Church on Saturday at 10am.
"Beyond Mr Russell's reputation as a
licenssed plumber and founder of a unique


food outlet, which attracted patrons from all
over New Providence, he was among that
group of business pioneers who, back in
1952, pooled their resources and established
the People's Penny Savings bank," said Mr
Turnquest.
"That was back in a time when many
black Bahamians had great difficulty secur-
ing financing from the establishment bank-
ing institutions," he explained.
He said that Mr Russell was also a
social and political activist who was
involved in the Citizens Committee, a
political.group headed by the late Justice
Maxwell Thompson that worked for


equality and fairness for the masses.
Mr Russell, he said, was not an individual
to "sit back and hope that unjust matters
would resolve themselves, but always
pitched in on what he felt was the right side
to do his duty."
Mr Turnquest said: "The Bahamas, and
particularly the Over-the Hill community,
have lost a noble son of enterprise and
industry.
"He long ago demonstrated the way pro-
gressive and productive citizens should go,
whose example will hopefully assist today's
and succeeding generations in making their
mark," said Mr Turnquest.


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By CARA BRENNEN was able to direct them to a home tinue with his medical
Tribune Staff Reporter in the back of the Christie base- treatment.
ball park, where a weak and hun- Mr Turnquest said that the
THE ailing French Mastiff Zip, gry Zip was tied to a tree in a problem of animal theft is grow-
1o was cruelly snatched from backyard. ing in the Bahamas, particularly
e Bahamas Humane Society "We were able to untie him in the summer months.
er the weekend, is now safe at and bring him home," said Mr He said that Zip is not the first
me thanks to an anonymous Turnquest. Society animal to become the vic-
ller. Zip was examined and pro- tim of thieves, who often enter
The Society raised the alarm nounced to be in good health, through the Botanical Gardens
cause Zip is on medication that despite being slightly malnour- and climb over the back wall.
needs to stay alive. ished and dehydrated. Mr Turnquest said the matter
Staff feared that after being Society employees were has been turned over to the
ssing for two days, Zip's time delighted to see their friend police, who are launching inves-
is running out. back at home, where he can con- tigations.


Stephan Turnquest, an officer
at the Humane Society said that
after Zip's story appeared in
Wednesday's Tribune, the Society
received an anonymous call from
a person who knew he was being
kept.
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THE autopsy of Romanda Curtis' body has
indicated that she died from strangulation.
Assistant Commissioner of police in charge of
crime Reginald Ferguson confirmed the autop-
sy results late last night.
Almost a week after Romanda's disappear-
ance and following complaints by her family
that not enough was being done by police, the
autopsy on Mrs Curtis was completed on
Wednesday.
According to police, the investigation into
Mrs Curtis' murder continues.
The badly decomposed body of the 20-year-
old was discovered on Sands Lane behind Love
97 on Thursday night.
She was reported to be missing since early
Saturday morning, when she was scheduled to


begin work as a security guard at Atlantis' park-
ing lot.
Her husband, Ricardo Curtis, who works
the night shift at the same parking lot, reported
his wife missing after arriving at their Thompson
Lane home around 5am to take her to
work.

Identified
In an interview with The Tribune, Mrs Cur-
tis' mother and stepfather, Wescola and Douglas
Larrimore, said that they identified their daugh-
ter's body around 11 am Friday.
Her husband Ricardo was initially taken in by
officers of the Central Detective Unit, but has
since been released from custody and is not a
suspect.


Bahamas Bar Association

VP summoned to appear

before Supreme Court
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; y bANIELLE STUBBS,.
Tribune Staff Reporter' i"
THE vice president of the
Bahamas Bar Association has
been summoned to appear before
the Supreme Court to answer alle-
gations that she fail to deliver on a
housing deal after accepting more
than $10,000.
Newton and Yvonne Neilly
have filed a statement of claim
against Bahama Isles Realty Lim-
ited and realtor Sheila Young over
the $10,200 they allegedly paid. to
the company in October of 2004.
The defendants have 14 days to
appear in court to answer the su.m-
mons.
Acqording to cqurt documents,
tlhe couple believes the company
has either shut down or relocated
without notfying'eni, because
all efforts t6ohonact their office
and Ms"Youinglhas failed.
In the statement of claim, filed
latFriday, jiNeillys alleged that
Bahama Isles and Ms Young
failed to locate a suitable property


to construci liome for them, as
wa agreed by both parties on
October 4, 2004. "
Despite continued demands, the
Neillys claim that "neither
Bahama Isles or Ms Young has
delivered any or any adequate
information, location or explana-
tion" as to why property has not
been allocated for the construc-
tion of their home.
In addition to the full refund of
$10,200, the couple are asking to
tte awarded interest on the down
pAyfp ht in accordance with the
Civil iProcedure of Interest Act
1992; additional costs, and further
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PAGE 4, THURSDAY, JUL 21, 2005 THE TRIBUN


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


LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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

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Explanation neede on PetroCaribe


TRADE and Industry Minister Leslie
Miller, the driving force behind signing the
Bahamas onto the PetroCaribe agreement
for cheaper oil, accuses his critics of trying
to "drive some kind of wedge between the
Bahamas and the US".
Mr Miller claims that what his critics are
missing is the fact that "fuel consumed by
Bahamians provided by Shell, Esso and Tex-
aco comes out of Curacao from PDVSA,
which is the national oil company of
Venezuela." And it is the same Venezuelan
oil that the Bahamas will buy without the
extra cost of middle men from PetroCaribe.
This statement shows that it is Mr Miller
who has missed the point of the argument, not
the critics of the PetroCaribe Energy Co-
Operation Agreement signed by him in Puer-
to la Cruz on June 20.
No one objects to the purchase of
Venezuelan oil. What is objected to is his
signing an agreement that lassoes the
Bahamas into President Hugo Chavez's
scheme to control the Caribbean' region and
go head-to-head with the US's Free Trade
Area of the Americas (FTAA).
Mr Miller should not accuse his critics of
trying to put a wedge between the Bahamas
and the US. He did that himself when he put
his signature to that piece of paper that based
the delivery of energy resources "entirely"
on Mr Chavez's Bolivarian Alternative for
the Americas (ALBA). Cuba's Fidel Castro is
the leftist Chavez's partner in the ALBA
scheme. Castro's presence certainly would
make that wedge even harder for the Amer-
icans to tolerate.
There are so many questions to be
answered about this agreement. Although
Mr Miller assures the public that he has Cab-
inet backing, the Christie government has
remained mute to public demands for an
explanation.
For example, as the objective for creating
PetroCaribe involves foreign relations using
oil as the vehicle, why wasn't Foreign Affairs
Minister Fred Mitchell a part of the Miller
delegation to Venezuela? From its very first
paragraph the agreement intrudes far into
Mr Mitchell's portfolio. The fact that Mr
Mitchell has washed his hands of it completely
- making it clear that this is Mr Miller's
affair not his, suggests that Cabinet did not
know the details of what was being signed.
No one including the three oil companies
that have for many generations supplied this


country with its fuel knows whether they are
to be squeezed out by the deal. According to
Chavez's public pronouncements, they will
be. For example, he told BBC news that this
new business must be between governments.
According to the BBC Chavez said the
"region could not hand any more over to Tex-
aco and other private companies".
One respected US oilman believed
Chavez's move would fail. He explained that
Venezuela supplies many countries with oil.
When they learn of the special concessions
being given the Caribbean, they will start
making their own demands. "This will put
him out of business," was this gentleman's
expert opinion.
And should this happen, what happens to
the Bahamas?
After all, the oil companies because of
their international connections can tap many
sources to keep the oil flowing in case any
supplier fails. This will not happen in future if
the Bahamas has only one supplier and that
supplier can't deliver.
We hope that the Bahamas government is
aware of Chavez's increasingly strident
rhetoric as he prepares to defend himself
against US "imperialism." Andres Oppen-
heimer, an authority on Latin American
affairs, and a senior columnist with the Miami
Herald, wrote an interesting article about
Chavez's bold move to politicise his armed
forces. The article, which was published in
the Miami Herald's International edition in
The Tribune of July 14, should be read by
Cabinet.
Chavaz is convinced that the United States
intends to attack Venezuela. At a recent cer-
emony he announced that the "Cuban and
Venezuelan revolutions are already one and
only" and will defend one another against a
potential US invasion.
As Chavez is busy arming civilian groups
answerable only to him in preparation for a
US attack that exists only in his troubled
imagination, his critics believe that this is his
smokescreen to allow him to establish a police
state in Venezuela. In Oppenheimer's opinion
"if Chavez means to do half of what he says,
his transformation of Venezuela's armed
forces ... will haunt Venezuela for decades to
come."
Let's hope that when the bullets start fly-
ing, the Bahamas government will have
Bahamians in the right camp with all the so-
called wedges removed.


I


EDITOR, The Tribune
THERE is a severe leader-
ship crisis in the defunct FNM,
despite the half-hearted
attempts by its nominal leader,
Tommy Turnquest, and his
"self promoting" national chair-
man, Carl Wilshire Bethel, to
deny otherwise.
Since the 2002 debacle, all of
them appear to be in a shell-
shocked state.
They are rudderless and have
yet to present an alternative
platform to the nation, as
opposed to the "new" PLP. All
they appear to be good for is to
critique each and every action
of the government, without
sound evidence or facts on the
ground.
Bethel is recognised as
national chairman, but how
many branches has he organ-
ised or reorganised since his ele-
vation? New Providence con-
tains the bulk of the seats in the
House of Assembly and one
would have thought that, by
now, Bethel and his defunct
party would have launched a
massive campaign to recapture
New Providence. There is not a
single piece of evidence to sug-
gest that they will do this any
time soon.
It is my considered opinion,
after canvassing a large cross
section of average Bahamians
in New Providence, that the
FNM will never win the gov-
ernment under the leadership
of Turnquest. Carl Bethel, him-
self, will have to do much more
to be re-elected to Holy Cross.
Sidney Stubbs has hit the
ground running since his return
to the House of Assembly. He
is to be seen all over his con-
stituency, interacting with his
constituents on a daily basis.
More importantly, he has
shown contriteness and humili-
ty since his bankruptcy deba-
cle.
Yes, my friends, unless
Hubert Ingraham retakes the
leadership of the FNM, with
Dion Foulkes as his deputy, the
FNM will remain in the political
wilderness until the second
coming of Jesus Christ. No man
knows the hour or the day, but
it will not be any time soon,
God willing.
Until then, the PLP is in
excellent hands in the form of
Cynthia 'Mother' Pratt (PLP-
St Cecelia). The Prime Minister,
Perry Christie (PLP-Bain &
Grants Town), should contin-
ue resting and recuperating
from his recent stroke. He
should not rush back to his offi-
cial duties just to show us that
he is a superman or something


of the sort. His health and well
being must remain of para-
mount importance to himself
and his immediate family.
The nation is functioning well
under the direction of our ener-
getic and motivated Acting
Prime Minister and Minister of
Finance. Did you see her on the
jitney the other day? What oth-
er leader, except for Sir. Lyn-
den, has ever publicly ridden a
jitney so as to gain a hands on


experience of what riders have
to endure each day? This
woman of God is proving to be
'just what the doctor ordered'
for the Bahamas.
In fact, if she were to lead the
re-energized PLP into the next
General Election, the FNM
would get exactly four seats
throughout the entire nation.
She has achieved many firsts so
far, she may as well go straight
to the top of the greasy pole...
first substantive female Prime
Minister.
ORTLAND H BODIE JR
Nassau
June 2005


Minister not



living up to



expectations


EDITOR, The Tribune
THE Minister of Financial
Services and Investment's
comment on Caymans
prowess on fund manage-
ment and our financial ser-
vices sector could be easily
solved if the Minister would
go-see who runs and man-
ages Caymans' fund services.
It is as simple as that- now
has the minister the foresight,
guts and sense to do the rest
is obviously the next big
question. No, we will worry
about a couple of hundred
work permits the massive
economic impact to the
advantage of solely Bahami-
ans in that the housing is
owned by Bahamians pur-
chase of motor vehicles -
customs duties consider-
able multi-thousand dollar
annual expending into the
resident economy which only
Bahamians will enjoy and
domestic employment
(house staff, etc, etc), but
realising that's why Cayman
has all the International
Fund business.
Representation of the
Ministry of Financial Ser-
vices and Investment on
Grand Bahama unless the
Minister can see the urgency,
potentially the negative polit-


ical repercussions in Election
2007, I1 would like to propose
the minister is blatantly blind
to the reality of the state of
affairs in Grand Bahama.
Has anyone carefully exam-'
ined the grave and serious
problems that will arise from
the petty personal squabbling
at the Registrar General's
office? What if all documents
that Acting Registrar Gener-
al Shane Miller signed are
found to be invalid? Who is
going to pay for the massive
liabilities to correct?
Just why is it when the
Minister of Financial Ser-
vices and Investment talks
absolutely everything in the
Ministry is well, whilst the
place is under siege?
The Prime Minister might
not wish to move any of his
mministers so late in his first
term but, it is my opinion
that unless things start to be
created this minister is going
to be a liability in many ways
by election 2007.
Remember in 2002 it was
"jobs, jobs and jobs", Prime
Minister? Many are asking,
does this minister under-
stand?
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THE RIBUEOTHRSDAEJUYS.I


Tenants complain about sewer



system spilling onto the streets


* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

TENANTS and patrons of a building
complex on East Bay Street are com-
plaining about a severe sewerage prob-
lem which in the last few weeks has led
to "faeces floating in the streets".
Employees of the establishments in
the complex between East Bay Street
and Qkra Hill yesterday said the prob-
lemi is now becoming unbearable.
, For the past three weeks the contents
of the underground sewer system have
been spilling out onto the streets. The


problem is heightened during heavy rain
falls the employees say.
Following a heavy rain shower yester-
day after 5pm, a female employee of the
DHL shipping company contacted The
Tribune with her concerns.
"It's especially bad when it rains, all
the stuff from the toilets comes up and
floats in the streets. The smell is unbear-
able. It's horrible," she said.
The DHL employee is especially con-
cerned about the health risks posed by
the sewerage problem.
"It's extremely unsanitary. All the
workers can't wait until closing time so


they can get out of here. I imagine it's
also bad for the two popular eateries
in the building and their guests," she
said.

Investigation

Parliamentary Secretary of Environ-
mental Health Ron Pinder said that he
had no knowledge of the problem, but
assured those affected that he will be
on-site today to investigate.
Mr Pinder said that he will not be able
to say what the cause for the problem is


until he had seen it first hand.
"At the moment I can't say what is
causing it, I will first have to go on-site
and meet with Water and Sewerage per-
sonnel as well as with experts from the
Environmental Health Department," he
said.
Mr Pinder speculated that the problem
may originate from the building's
drainage system.
He said that while it cannot yet be
determined if the situation is cause for
health concerns, "every time you have a
situation of a open sewer, there is the
possibility of contamination."


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* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter

FREEPORT Power chiefs
have implored the public on
Grand Bahama to conserve
energy by turning off all non-
essential lights and appliances
for the next two-and-half days.
The Grand Bahama Power
Company said in a press release
on Monday that if load
demands are not reduced, it
may, be necessary to initiate a
strategy which would result in
power cuts.
A defect in Unit 13, the
largest generator with a capaci-
ty of 40 megawatts, caused it to
be taken off-line shortly before


midnight on Monday.
"Should load demand during
the next two-and-half days be
at the same level as that of
Monday it may be necessary to
institute rotating load-shed-
ding," stated the release.
The company is therefore
appealing to the public and its
customers to turn off pool
pumps, water heaters, set air-
condition temperature to no
lower than 75 degrees, and
ensure that all non-essential
lights and appliances are turned
off.
The island's 18,000 residen-
tial customers have been urged
to conserve energy especially
during peak evening hours
between 7pm and 10pm.


Community relations direc-
tor at the company Roger John-
son indicated that if the public
complies with the request pow-
er cuts could be reduced.
Over the past several weeks,
there have been a number of
power outages on the Grand
Bahama.
The company says it plans to
commission a new generation
unit at its plant on Queens
Highway and West Sunrise
Highway.
The Power Company apolo-
gised for any inconvenience that
has been caused and assured
the public that its team will do
everything possible to return
Unit 13 to service and the sys-
tem back to normal.


McKENZIE

OFFICIALS in the Min-
istry of Transport and Avia-
tion say flight services to the'
San Andros airport will soon
resume as measures have
already been taken to secure:
temporary facilities.
The San Andros airport
terminal was ravaged by fire
two weeks ago, in what
police have determined was
an arson attack.
The police station, custom
office, immigration office,
Western Air office, airport
snack bar and a snack booth,
which were housed in the
terminal building, were all
completely destroyed.
According to Transporg
and Aviation deputy perma-
nent secretary Rudolph
Pratt, three structures hav4
already been secured and up
to yesterday afternoon
efforts were being made to
ship them to San Andros.
The structures, known as
"modulars", will serve as
temporary terminal facilities
until a permanent structure
can be constructed.
Mr Pratt told The Tribune
it had been brought to his
attention that because of thd
width of the modulars, there
might be a problem trans.
porting them over a particu
lar bridge to San Andros
from Fresh Creek.
In light of this, he said
that shipping the modulars
on a barge was being viewed
as the more viable alterna-
tive.
According to Mr Pratt, if
is hoped that the modular
will get to San Andros by
weeks end... i
The San Andros airport is
the gateway to North
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Funeral service




for John R Morley


THE funeral service for
prominent businessman and
realtor John R Morley will be
held at St Matthew's Anglican
Church, Shirley Street at 4pm
Saturday, July 23.
Mr Morley died at the age of
72 at his Montagu. Foreshore-
home oh Suinday at 10.35pm
after suffering for some time
with a brain tumour.
He was voted "Business Per-
son of the Year" by the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce in 1999, and devoted his
time and energies to the
Bahamas Real Estate Associa-
tion from 1962.
In.1965. he formed a real
estate partnership, Morley and


O'Brien, specialising in resi-
dential and commercial sales
throughout the Bahamas. Later
the firm was merged with
McPherson and Brown, to form
Real Estates Sales and Rentals
(Bahamas) Limited, a complete
--brokerage--and property mnati-
agement company.

Contributed
Together the partners con-
tributed substantially to real
estate development in the
Bahamas.
Mr Morley continued on his
entrepreneurial journey as he
and his two partners formed
Brown, Morley and Smith Real
Estate in the 1980s. Together


they concentrated on the devel- David Morley. He was prede-
opment of two subdivisions, ceased by his daughter, Debo-
Westridge Estates and South rah Morley.
Westridge.
The partners were particular- Grandchildren
ly proud of this development as
almost everyjlotwas-sold to...........
BliaHamans. He is also survived by his
Mr Morley developed several sons-in-law, Jeffrey Carmel and
commercial properties, includ- Rod Lovely, daughter-in-law,
ing Norfolk House, Indepen- Susan Morley, and grandchil-
dence Shopping Centre and dren, Alexandra Carmel, Jay
Green Shutters in New Provi- and Chase Carmel, Morgan
dence. Lovely, Emily, Laura and
His latest achievement came Peter Morley, his mother-in-
through his partnership in the law, Marion Cole, and his in-
Mall of Marathon. laws, Hugh and Linda
He is survived by his wife, Pritchard, Denis and Nikki
Diane Cole Morley, his daugh- Cole, Peter and Phillippa Cole,
ters, Ann Morley Carmel, Janet Brock and Annabel Cole,
Morley Lovely and Tara and James Cole and numerous
Sarah Morley, and his son, nieces and nephews.


* By FELICITY INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter
SUPREME Court Justice Hartman
Longley is expected to decide today Rod-
ney Moncur's and Mark Sawyer's future
involvement in the Bahamas Taxicab
Union (BTU).
After months of legal wrangling, the
two officers, who were expelled from the
union, were yesterday hoping to be
allowed to re-join BTU.
If Justice Longley rules in their favour,
the men say they intend to run in the
BTU annual elections on August 4.
The judge was slated to announce hlis
decision yesterday but postponed his
judicial review report until Thursday.
Proceedings occurred in closed cham-
bers Wednesday. BTU president Leon
Griffin was represented by Trade Union


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Moncur and Mr Sawyer are representing
themselves.
Mr Moncur was expelled from the
union by the executive board.

Election
Mr Sawyer was an executive board
member when he was discharged from
the union after being voted out in a con-
troversial election on January 17 of this
year.
Also expelled were former vice-presi-
dent Cheryl Bethel and executive mem-
ber Sigmund Bethel.
The four were voted out in an election
that they maintain was unfair and against
the union's constitution.
The Department of Labour certified
tne election results on January 19.


Formal

diplomatic

relations

established

between the

Bahamas

and Sri Lanka

SRI Lanka and the
Bahamas have estab-
lished formal diplomat-
ic relations by-signing
a Joint Agreement in
New York on Tuesday,
according to the Sri
Lankan newspaper.
In an online article,
The Daily News credit-
ed the Sri Lankan Min-
istry of Foreign Affairs
with saying that the
Agreement "will
strengthen friendship
and develop bilateral
co-operation in politi-
cal, economic, social
and cultural spheres
between the two coun-
tries based on the prin-
ciples and norms of the
United Nations Char-
ter and international
law."

Signed
The Agreement was
signed on behalf of Sri
Lanka by the perma-
nent representative of
Sri Lanka to the Unit-
ed Nations, Ambas-
sador Prasad
Kariyawasam and for
the Bahamas by its
permanent representa-
tive to the United
Nations, Ambassador
Paulette A Bethel.
"The Sri Lankan rep-
resentative congratu-
lated the government
of the Commonwealth
of Bahamas for taking
the initiative for the
establishment of for-
mal diplomatic rela-
tions and observed that
although separated by
a great distance, the
people of Sri Lanka
and Bahamas shared
much in common as
developing nations and
in particular Sri Lanka
as an Island nation and
Bahamas as a nation of
Islands," the article
said.

Logical
It quoted Paulette
Bethel as saying that
the initiative was the ,
logical outcome of the
Bahamas government's
desire "to promote
peace and friendship,
develop cultural ties
and strengthen eco-
nomic and technical
co-operation with
members of the United
Nations as well as
Commonwealth fami-
ly."
"The establishment
of formal diplomatic
relations is expected to
further advance frater-
nal ties of friendship
and co-operation
between Sri Lanka and
the Bahamas in the
years to come," the
article said.


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'could affect tourism'


ORALErt FASHIONS

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NEWARRIVALS


M By KARAN MINNIS
STHE lack of good tree main-
:'fehance could lead to a possible
decrease in tourism according
to environmentalist and attor-
ney Pericles Maillis.
Mr Maillis was speaking at
tliefirst informative seminar
held by A-1 Tree Services.
the'" C'mpany, which is
o owned by Joy Burrows, has
been in operation for 25 years
and is dedicated to proper tree
maintenance.
The seminar was held yes-
terday at the British Colonial
Hotel under the theme: "Trees:
Valuable assets to our econo-
my, environment and commu-
nity."
Mr Maillis said that if tourist


Seminar highlights


'valuable assets'


see a lack of trees and a lack
of proper tree maintenance,
they will be less inclined to
revisit the Bahamas.
"One of these days we will
see a collapse," he said. "This is
mainly because with the lack
of trees we will not have a place
worth looking at."
Also speaking at the seminar
was chief meteorologist Basil
Dean, who said that trees play a


* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
FRUSTRATED Gregory Town Eleuthera
parents who want their children relocated to a
school in Palmetto Point have vowed to take
their complaints to the Director of Education.
In an article appearing in Monday's Tribune,
several parents said they are concerned that
their children will be at "a severe disadvan-
tage" by the end of the school year because
they have been left stranded whenever the Glass
Window Bridge is closed due to extreme weath-
er or for other reasons.

Transferred
The.parents are asking that the 16 students in
Gregory Town be transferred from North
Eleuthera High to Lower Bogue to attend Cen-
tral Eleuthera High School in Palmetto Point.
The parents said that they have been com-
plaining for more than two years and are fed up
with the situation, which has caused the stu-
dents to miss school repeatedly, sometimes for
weeks at a time.


major, role in preserving the
environment and the ecologi-
cal balance.

Weather
"From a weather and climate
perspective, trees play a partial
but very vital role in protect-
ing against erosion," he said.
"This role of trees may appear
insignificant to us, however you


They claim that their complaints have not
received enough attention.
Originally the parents took their complaints
to the district education officer Ross
Smith.
The parents say they are now desperate and
intend to write a letter to Education Director
Iris Pinder, after learning that the director had
not been aware of their concerns.

Media
Speaking with The Tribune yesterday, PTA
president Rebecca Quatermine said the par-
ents had listened intently to the media reports
regarding the recent Education conference held
earlier this month in Nassau.
She said they were very disappointed when
there was no mention of the Eleuthera situation.
Mrs Quatermine said the parents are left to
wonder if the ministry has any concern for the
future of the children.
PTA chaplain Diane Thompson said yester-
day that the parents cannot not understand why
the ministry is unable to find space for the 16
children.


may recall that last year during
the passage of hurricane
Jeanne, approximately 2500
people died in Haiti as a result
of deforestation."
Mr Dean explained that trees
"can also be used to shade
roads and parking lots, which
could otherwise become very
hot during the day and which
store heat for later release at
night."
Joy Burrows, the owner of
A-1 Tree Services, stated that
"poorly maintained trees, or
trees that are not maintained,
can be a significant liability."
"We have three problems,"
she said. "They are clear-cut-
ting, tree topping and don't
care attitudes."
She explained that. "topping
is the senseless practice of indis-
criminately removing the.
majority of a tree's branches."
"Trees that have been
topped are prone to insects, dis-
eases, weak limbs, and rapid
new growth," she said.

Evidence
Mrs Burrows also provided
the audience with evidence,
from a study completed by the
University of Illinois proving
that the amount of vegetation
in an area can effect the crime
rate of that area.
According to Mrs Burrows,
the studies discovered that
areas with more vegetation usu-
ally have a lower crime
rate than those with less vege-
tation.
"In areas that have more
trees, persons are more likely to
go out and to interact with their
neighbors," she said.
"And because of this inter-
action, they will be more watch-
ful."
Mrs Burrows says she plans
to host more seminars to
encourage Bahamians to be
more conscious about tree pro-
tection and its effect on the
environment.


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PAGE 0, TURSDA, JUY 21,2005THE TNBUS


Our nation is still adrift


-and


it seems to be getting worse


OUR nation is still feel-
ing the frustration of
'drift. We are still uncertain of
our direction and unsure of
what we are about. This is a
genuine problem in a globalised
world with all its pressing inter-
national issues, including the
push for free trade, economic
integration and compliance with
stricter international standards.
It is especially dangerous in a


world where global terrorism is
the new norm. Our government
is clumsy, seemingly confused
and overwhelmed. Our nation is
growing older but we don't
seem to be maturing as we
ought to be. From a national
performance perspective, we
appear aimless and purposeless.
Aimlessness and purpose-
lessness promote uncertainty
and confusion. This coupled
with economic difficulty encour-


ages panic, which leads to acts
of desperation.
It might be that some of the
social ills we observe today rep-
resent the onset of this panic.
Such ills include shocking acts
of violence, the highly intensi-
fied frustration with the illegal
immigration problem, increase
tensions in labour relations, the
accident-prone driving on the
streets, increased levels of post-
traumatic stress disorder,
untimely deaths from stress
related factors, and the general
malaise throughout the Bahami-
an society.
In an' environment like this,
our leaders must offer cause to
believe that better will come.
They do this by acting wisely,
revealing a genuine under-
standing of the problems we
face and strategic approaches
to solving them. Empty rhetoric
will not do.
In an environment like this,
Bahamians need motivation by
passionate leaders whose pas-
sion stems from a confident and
focused pursuit of the nation's
best interest. In an environment
like this, leaders must elevate
their example by demonstrat-
ing honesty, integrity and
accountability.

W e Bahamians have
good reasons to be
concerned about the state of
affairs in our nation and we are
right to point to the government
as contributing significantly to
that state of affairs.
At this point we do not know
what is happening with our
Prime Minister. Every now and
again he pops up in the press
performing ceremonial duties,
even on occasions doing his
famous "Perry Shuffle". Yet,
on the weighty issues con-
fronting our nation, we cannot
hear from him.
Does "light duties" mean that
our Prime Minister cannot


STRAIGHT UP TALK


Z H IVAR G

address important issues for us
at all or does it mean that he is
not expected to give a full day's
work to them? As he recovers,
we do not want him to over-
extend himself but no Prime
Minister can avoid considering
or commenting on matters of
national issues, even if he is not
in his best health and especially
if his mind is healthy.


o LAING

stage and the audience are the
ones to whom they play. Unless
they satisfy the audience their
acting, no matter how dramatic,
will all be in vain.
It seems here that a drama
that would truly impress a
Bahamian audience today is
one that addresses in a very
focused and substantive way the
many national and global issues


While the Prime Minister
continues his partial convales-
cence, his cabinet ministers
seem to be running a muck of
the government, signing,
approving, rejecting, dismissing
whatever they want. There is
no apparent rhyme or reason
to their behaviour.
The strength of cabinet-gov-
ernment is its collective respon-
sibility, where the weight of dis-
course and decision-making is
carried out by a mature group
acting in the interest of the pub-
lic as opposed to self-promot-
ing individuals pursuing their
personal political agendas. Too
many times this does not seem
to be the order of the day in the
government of PM Christie.
Meanwhile the nation's looks
on in disgust and disappoint-
ment. Rightly the people call
on the government to stop talk-
ing and start doing something
about the state of the nation.
THE NEED FOR
EFFECTIVE OPPOSITION


An opposition in an
environment like the
one we have today should
thrive. It is the opposition's
democratic duty to clearly and
definitively point out the blun-
ders and missteps of the gov-
ernment while pointing out how
it would do things better.
Both inside and outside of
Parliament, people look to the
opposition to put so much pres-
sure on an incompetent gov-
ernment that the government
either dramatically improves its
performance, resigns or calls
new elections. People's expec-
tation of the opposition in this
regard might be unrealistic, but
it is their expectation and it is
the one that they will look to
as they consider supporting that
opposition in the next election.
While members of the oppo-
sition contend for leadership in
the party, they must not forget
that they are merely actors on a


impacting upon their well-being.
We do have today a much
more enlightened electorate
than we had in times past and
they want greater depth and
imagination from their politi-
cians, both those in government
and those in opposition. Give
them what they want and they
will give you what you want.
DID CABINET
AUTHORISE MINISTER
MILLER TO SIGN ONTO
PETROCARIBE?

Cabinet ministers can-
not sign the Bahamas
onto any international agree-
ment without expressed autho-
risation from the cabinet or the
permission of the Prime Minis-
ter. Did Leslie Miller have such
an approval when he signed the
PetroCaribe Agreement?
One would think that such a
question was a simple one to
answer; however, in the Christie
administration it is a great mys-
tery. Government ministers,
other than Mr Miller are as
silent as a lamb on the issue or
otherwise doing all manner of
verbal gymnastics around it.
This seems typical of this gov-
ernment. They are eager to own
any good thing that happens in
this country, even when they
have had nothing to do with it,
yet when something curious
happens, mum's the word. This
is not responsible government
and it only leads people to
believe that PM Christie has no
control of his government and
that the government is acting
in a herky jerky fashion. We can
do better than this and we must
do better than this.
NIKKI KELLY WAS
RIGHT ABOUT
PATRIOTISM


In her most recent column,
Nikki Kelly was right to


point out that "patriotism is
more than waving flagsand
public posturing". It certainty
is not proven by attending
national functions becaihse
sometimes you can and somi-
times you can't.
I recall distinctly that dtfing
the term of the FNM, few vell-
known PLPs, some of whiom
were former cabinet ministers
and parliamentarians, and mainy
not so well-known PLPs, sdp-
ported national events. It was
as if they considered th-ose
events FNM events because the
FNM was the governing parity.
Many of these same people,
however, came out and still
come out in great numbers'io
national events now that the
PLP is in office. Businessman
and PLP-supporter Franklyn
Wilson, once rightly pointed t4!s
out.
Attendance at national funic-
tions should not be addresdd
as a racial or political issue but
rather as a matter of interest.
Many Bahamian patriots d'not
attend national events because
they simply find them too rou-
tine. If one attends 32 Indepen-
dence celebrations and all 32
are the same, it's almost .fike
going to watch a movie 32
times. While you may have
appreciated the movie the first
two or three times, to watch it
another 30 times and perhaps
40 more times would seem'a bit
much.
A patriot would gladly s ffer
over and over again for'the
cause of the nation when he or
she has to, be it in war against
outside enemies or in a:civic
struggle with enemies witliin.
Among such patriots are both
black and white Bahamians.
However, the same patriots
would think it no harm to bcca-
sionally miss a routine celgebra-
tion he or she has seen a d z"n
times before.
Do we not have the creativity
and dynamism to vary our
national celebrations enough to
intrigue all and sundry to come
out? Yes we do! Let's use that
creativity and dynamism,'tlhen
we will not have to be discussing
who came and did not comrd but
rather, we will discuss what 4p-
pened. m i
Patriotism is a matter o the
heart and is demonstrate by
one's commitment to the od
order and well-being of one's
nation. It is demonstrated by
one's contributions to the 4deel-
opment of one's country, bpth
in private and public life. 4av-
ing a flag, attending a nati dal
event or pledging allegia ce
only symbolise national pride it
is consistent performan< of
one's duties as a citizen dof he
state that concretises it.-
THOUGHT FOR THE"
WEEK \ I

G G rovernmenrts a
J trust, and the
officers of the government are
trustees; and both the trust imd
the trustees are created for he
benefit of the people."
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KING OF BARTENDERS WILFRED SANDS'

ACCOMPLISHMENT ACCLAIMED

On Wednesday, 6th July 2005, Mr. Paul Thompson, managing director, management and staff
of the Lyford Cay Club acknowledged the success of its famous bartender Mr. Wilfred Sands,
supervisor of the Men's Locker Room, applauding him for having won the bronze medal at the
"Taste of the Caribbean" culinary classic in a recognition event.

Wilfred, sponsored by the Lyford Cay Club and Bacardi in the bartenders' contest at the recent
culinary classic in Miami, utilized originality, taste and color to dazzle and woo the judges,
particularly being at ease with the old time favorite Rum Dum which he has served to numerous
members and guests at the Lyford Cay Club since he stamped his identity on it in 1971. Ever
the consummate gentleman, Wilfred sought to please all, those who enjoy alcoholic and those
who do not, by inventing the Yellow Elder, a predominately flavored banana-mango drink, just
for the contest as well.

As Wilfred's drinks are known to tantalize the palate and awaken the taste buds, so too did his
victory release spontaneous accolades from all and sundry at the club and elsewhere.

Wilfred, having won the bronze medal so soon after our managing director had won the Cacique
award's Hotelier of the Year, allowed the Lyford Cay Club to once again makelhistory, engraving
another name on the Bahamian historical and social landscape.

The Lyford Cay Club's Wilfred Sands, our king of bartenders, has shown the judges and the
world at the culinary classic, "Taste of the Caribbean" why he is king.

Hats off to Mr. Wilfred Sands!


Standing left to right at the recognition event are: Mr. Nolan Johnson, beverage and catering
manager; Mrs. Janette Smith, senior assistant manager, Clubhouse Operations; Mr. Wilfred
Sands, bronze medal winner at the "Taste of the Caribbean" culinary classic; Mr. Paul Thompson,
managing director of the Lyford Cay Club and Ms. Mary Deleveaux, director, human resources.


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THE TRIBUNE


THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2005, PAGE 11


LOCAL NEWS




F cis 9"B


;NEW Grand Bahama Port
Authority Co-chairman Julian
Francis will be speaking at the
commencement ceremony for
the Success Training College's
Freeport campus.
In a release, the college said
that for the sixth consecutive
yPPr, Grand Bahamians will''
Sjo'n the graduating cluster of
.ftudents in a week of activities
pr'rounding the commence-
p~nt ceremony.
S'his year, it said, the associ-
ate of science degree will .be
cornferred by Success president
SiPDeswell Forbes on 51 grad-
'unAds, the largest cluster to be
$ pduated since the establish-
,pent of the Freeport campus.
SThe commencement cere-
nmohy on July 29 to be held in
!;tih Grand Ballroom at the
Westin at Our Lucaya at 7pm -
will be the highlight of the
plahned events.
: Mr Francis will attend this
cer-emony and deliver as the
Distinguished Commencement
Speaker.
-The release said that cere-
mony will be preceded by a
,week of celebrations, during
-which "a flurry of activities" -
will be held.
The selected theme for this
,year celebrations is "I'm
sronger now!"
_',- The opening event of the
wpek will be the Baccalaure-
ate thanksgiving service on
,Snday July 24, starting at
.30pm in St Paul's Methodist
church East Sunrise Highway.
- Rev Dr J Emmette Weir,
Superintendent Emeritus, will
deliver the sermon.
' 2"The Mary Star of the Sea
(,hoir, renowned for its stellar
dperformances, will lead the ser-
',Vce and render musical selec-
tio hs (under the direction of
1r Basil Hanna). Musical ren-
cditions by Mrs Linda Wild-
.goose (Soprano) will also be a
highlight of the worship expe-
rience," the release said.


"As the week continues, the
members of the graduating
class are expected to pay a
courtesy call on Mrs Diana
Swann (deputy general man-
ager) and the staff of ZNS as
well as tour the facilities on
Monday July 25.
"Then, on Tuesday July 26,
the graduating class will visit
and serve lunch to the residents
and staff of the GB Home for
the Aged as well as make a
monetary donation as a token
of their respect to our senior


citizens," it said.
Wednesday July 27 and
Thursday July 28 will be
reserved, respectively, for the
president's reception and the
final rehearsals for the com-
mencement ceremony.
"Finally, on Saturday July
30, the celebrations will con-
clude with a post-commence-
ment beach party in honour of
the graduates of the Freeport
campus and those of the Nas-
sau campus who will comprise
the large contingent of guests


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ceremony.
"Families of graduates are
also expected. The festivities
will include food and drinks,
music, the annual beach vol-
leyball game, a domino tour-
nament, swimming, etc,"
The release said the public
is invited to support the gradu-
ates by attending the baccalau-
reate thanksgiving service on
July 24 and the commencement
ceremony on July 29.


JULIAN Francis, co-chair-
man of the Grand Bahama Port
Authority
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Activities announced




A for summer holidays
I ^ c'IIe


* By Bahamas Information
Services
TWO government agencies
have recently joined forces to
assist parents by introducing
numerous summer programmes
for children for the next two
months.
Mrs Nicole Allen of the Par-
ent Teacher Association at
Thelma Gibson Primary School,
said it is extremely important
to have children involved with
activities over the summer vaca-
tion "because children are just


wondering the streets and being
raised by the streets."
"This is the opportunity for
parents to have their children
attended educational pro-
grammes without the stress of
worrying where they are and
what they are doing," Mrs Allen
said.
The Ministry of Youth,
Sports and Culture is offering
a variety of activities that began
July 12, including computers,
swimming, aerobic dancing,
music and arts.
In addition, three other pro-


grammes are being offered at
Thelma Gibson School -- one
by the Elizabeth Estate Police
Station and another by the
Family Life Centre.
The Urban Renewal Unit has
also partnered with various


community organisations and
church groups to provide activ-
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Parents are asked to contact
the various Urban Renewal
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THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2005, PAGE 13


-THE TRIBUNE


LOLNIEWII


New ITC president


&A i!lh


pi'u


THE INCOMING council
president of the International
Training in Communication
(ITC) group has vowed to help
the organisation achieve new
heights in the coming years.
ITC was founded in 1938 for
the purpose of practicing and
ftiining its members in the art
:Ccommunication and leader-
;Ap.
i her acceptance speech,
. Sfellyn Ingraham, newly elect-
,d president of ITC's second
16el Council V, said that she
.olcomes all challenges that her
":pst might bring.
, Since ITC's inception, mem-
ib;rs have been meeting regu-
;frly, helping each other devel-

ndany areas where communica-


gcs gLrowtL


tion is a major factor.
To fulfill the organisation's
mandate, members create and
deliver speeches, debates, pan-
el discussions, workshops and
other forms of education.
ITC operates two clubs in
Nassau, the Essence Club and
Valentine Communications,
and the Yellow Elder Club in
Freeport.
"It is this incoming presiden-
t's desire to see more together-
ness. We need more social activ-
ities at this level. We need to
incorporate more knowledge
and be reminded of what ITC is
all about. We need to encour-
age and uplift each other, set
positive examples," Ms Ingra-
ham told the ITC members at
the council's recent fourth quar-


terly meeting at the British
Colonial Hilton.
Ms Ingraharn especially
thanked her predecessor Gar-
dena Evans, "who has without
doubt left an indelible footprint
that could only encourage this
organisation to soar to even
greater heights".
Before being elected to the
post of Council V president, Ms
Ingraham served as the head of
ITC's first level at the Essence
Club.
"Your support over the years
has left me eager to serve at your
command," she told the council.
Trade Union Congress Presi-
dent Obie Ferguson was the
guest speaker at the ITC meet-
ing, which was held under the
theme "aim to achieve".


* TARA Smith, Essence Club; Shellyn Ingraham, president 2005/6; Obie Ferguson; Gardenia
Evans, president 2004/5; and Dr Bastian; Daphne Johnson, Essence Club; Olive Burns-Forbes,
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US condemns trial of men


worldl


to strengthen


democracy' in Venezuela


I. I THE US State Department has declared
is disappointment at a Venezuelan court
ifor bringing charges against three men who
;It#says were working to strengthen democ-
|^?y in their country.
,i'yenezuela has been mentioned in the
Bihamian news since government signed
e PetroCaribe oil agreement with the
'Venezuelan authorities earlier this month.
: $.*" statement from State Department act-
' spokesman Tom Casey read:
We are very disappointed by the July 7
S'ecision of a Venezuelan judge to try the
four leaders of the civic, non-governmental
organisation Sdmate on charges of 'con-
it!


spiracy' for accepting a $31,000 grant from
the National Endowment for Democracy
(NED) to carry-out voter education activi-
ties.
"The Venezuelan government's charges
against Maria Corina Machado, Alejan-
dro Plaz, Luis Enrique Palacios and Ricar-
do Est6vez are without merit. The NED-
supported activities were aimed at
strengthening citizen participation in the
democratic, constitutional processes of
their country.
"Stumate is an internationally respected
civic organisation committed to promoting
free and fair electoral processes and respect


for basic rights. These judicial actions are a
transparent part olf a Venezuelan govern-
ment campaign designed to intimidate
members of civil society for exercising their
democratic rights "
Mr Casey said the State Department
remains "seriously concerned about politi-
cal persecution and continued threats to
democratic rights and institutions in
Venezuela.
"We urge the government of Venezuela
to honour its co.iiin.itmients under the Inter-
American Democratic (Charter to guarantee
the civil and political rights of all its citi-
zens."


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Dishwashers
Housemen
Room Attendants
Space Cleaners
Carpenters
Pool/Beach Attendants
Bartenders
Food & Beverage Waiters
Beverage Waitresses
Greenskeepers
Lifeguards
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gas was not enough, residents on
Moores Island complain that they are
also having to pay $5.50 as well for a
gallon of kerosene.
Currently the price for a gallon of
gasoline at the pumps in New Provi-
dence averages about $3.72. Although
kerosene is not a price controlled item,
it is being sold in Nassau for $4.10 a
gallon.
Icelyn Hanna, a resident of Moores
Island, said that the fishermen on the


island are dumbfounded at the prices
they are being forced to pay for gas.
"The fishermen here are complain-
ing but there isn't a thing they can do.
First it was $5.00 now they raised it to
$5.50 a gallon the last trip the mail-
boat made.
"They need it so they have to pay it.
We have to send drums into Nassau
and then pay for the freight and stuff.
The crawfish season is opening the first
of next month, so we expect it go even
higher because they are going to need
the gas," she said.


Sherman Stuart, another resident
and fisherman for over 30 years said
that with the current prices it doesn't
make much sense for locals to even go
out in their boats to try and make a
living.
"A lot of the fishermen want to go
out but they can't afford to get gas to
go. It's hard man. Every time you go
out you are looking at $85 for gas, and
that's with a small engine. Other fellas
spend like $120 on gas to get out and if
they don't make that then they lose
out.


"When people start stealing you real- that such prices are being charged) on
ly can't blame them. We have it tough. the island.
Right now conch is the only thing that The minister said that last year, fol-
is selling, and it's at what we call its lowing the devastation of hurricanes
summer peak of $2.50 to $2.75 a Frances and Jeanne, he warned mer-
pound, but they are scarce. chants about price gouging, but ,cau-
"So when the fella go out he may tioned that there will be no warning
only get 50 to 60 pounds, and after you thii's time.
take out for gas and oil there ain't "That's clearly against the law., We
nothing to share between two divers. ined to look into that. Now you cdui~l
You might have enough to buy a calq of ^ why we need PetroCaribe to 'gt a
soda," he said. .:, ak. That is price gouging.. Thai's
Minister of Trade and Ind at that is. They need to cease and
Leslie Miller said he couldn't ist immediately," he said.


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"they are the government of all
thq people, not just the PLP."
The same day the Wemco
officers were laid off, new secu-
rity officers were at their posts.
The Soldier Road BTC
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dier Road exchange office.
"The change came into effect
on Friday."
According to a well placed
government source, the board
of directors at BTC decided that
instead of allowing Wemco to
control the contract with BTC,
it was best to share around the
policing of BTC by offering
Intertech and other security
companies a portion of the busi-
ness. They decided to "split up
the pie," the source explained.
Dr Rahming, who is also the
president of Intertech, was
reluctant to confirm that any


Legal action possible


FROM page one
have no intentions on issuing
any others."
In a press statement, San
Diego-based Viper Incorporat-
ed announced its newest distri-
bution partner, Viper Systems
Networks (VSN) of the
Bahamas.
The statement said VSN
principal managing partner
Elwood Rolle and his team
"have built a formidable launch
programme, consisting of print
advertising and other market-
ing campaigns to penetrate the
Bahamas and Eastern
Caribbean markets and bring


Viper Networks products and
services to the region."
However, Mr Russell con-
firmed yesterday that neither
Viper Incorporated nor VSN
have a licence to operate in the
Bahamas and said that if either
company opens up shop in the
country, it "would most cer-
tainly be an illegal act."
If this occurs, he said, the
PUC can prosecute.
Two to three months ago, Mr
Russell said, the PUC pub-
lished an advertisement in local
newspapers advising the jfl tb-
lic that VolP services oside;
of those offered by the
Bahamas Telecommunications
Company (BTC) are illegal and
that Bahamians should refrain
from supporting such opera-
tions.
However, he said, if it is the
company's intention to conduct
business outside of the
Bahamas, "there is nothing we
(the PUC) can do about it."
The Tribune was unable to
contact either the management
of Viper Incorporated or
Elwood Rolle yesterday.


contract had bleefn'f6rged i
BTC. ., Y" 7 :. :,
"I didn't sign a contract with
BaTelCo, but maybe my com-
pany did," Dr Rahming said. "I
don't have anything to do with
those decisions."
Refusing to discuss "other
business" while at the Prison,
Dr Rahming simply added that,
"the same company that has the
contract with BaTelCo for the
past few years still has 70-80 per
cent of the contract."
The Intertech Group, which
employs almost 100 Bahamians
in security operations and inves-


tigation on New Providerde,
had applied for the whble
BaTelCo contract but only"Ot
20 out of a possible 90 per cent.
Trevor Clarke, general main-
ager at Intertech, refused to
comment on the BTC contract.
"I don't have a comment'on
that right now. Even though'he
is the president, Dr Rahming
doesn't deal with the day-to-
day goings on of the company,<"
said Mr Clarke.
BTC representatives were
unavailable to provide further
details on the reason for the
switch in security at their offices.


Bahamas 'not on list'


FROM page one
other international countries
about products recalled from
the market in the US because
of safety concerns.
The investigation was
sparked after The Tribune
contacted several local depart-
ment stores on Tuesday that
were unaware that they were
selling or had ordered a cer-
tain brand of baby strollers
that had been recalled in the
US for safety reasons.
Graco Children's Products
Incorporated ordered a recall
on July 7 of more than one
million of its Duo Tandem
and MetroLite strollers after
reports of hundreds of injuries
and unexpected collapses due
to faulty latches.
However, none of the local
stores that either sold both
models or had them on order
were aware of the recall.
Mr Ford said that because
the CPSC has primary respon,
sibility for the US, international
buyers and sellers of products
made in the US would need to
make the necessary requests


for recall notifications.
The CPSC, an independent
federal regulatory agency, is
charged with protecting the
public from unreasonable risks
of serious injury or death from
more than 15,000 types of con-
sumer products under the
agency's jurisdiction.
,The CPSC's purpose is to
protect consumers from prod-
ucts that pose a. fire, electri-
cal, chemical, or mechanical
hazard or can injure children.
At present, Mr Ford said
the only country outside of the
US that the CPSC notifies
occasionally is Canada.
He said Health Canada,
which is an agency equivalent
to that of the CPSC has
arranged for notifications and
has been receiving informa-
tion from his office for some
time. V
If we intend to be informed
regularly, Mr Ford said'the
Bahamas can make a similar
arrangement as Canada.
The Tribune made several
unsuccessful attempts to con-
tact Trade and Industry Minis-
ter Leslie Miller for comment.


Man dies while out swimming


FROM page one
when she saw the ambulance
arrive at the beach she wanted
to find out what was going on.
"When I got there, I saw a
lot of people standing around
on the pier. There appeared to
be a white male lying on the
pier face up and he was already
blue in the face," she said.
Lathario Barnett, a lifeguard
on Sunshine Cruises, said they
were snorkelling on Rose Island


reef when he heard a cry for help.
"I was assisting someone
with their equipment when I got
a cry for help. I swam over and
assisted a gentleman and then
swam over to the boat," said
Mr Barnett.
He added: "We checked for
his pulse and he had a very
weak pulse. I started CPR and
was assisted by another life-
guard and two tourists. We did
CPR until we got here (Mon-
tagu Beach)."


Mr Evans said that the nan
was pronounced dead at Mon-
tagu Beach.
When The Tribune left- the
scene the body was still on the
pier.
A Bahamian eyewitness who
appeared on ZNS evening news
said, the body was left out on
the pier for two hours.
Up to press time, the police
did not know the man's identity.
Police are continuing their
investigations into the matter;


THE SIR LYNDEN PINDLING
&
ARCHDEACON WILLIAM THOMPSON




THE FINLAYSON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FUND

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SHURSUAY, JULY 21, 2Uub, I-r- .,


Dame Ivyin good health


I By Krystal Knowles
Bahamas Information
Services
'.GOVERNOR General
Dame Ivy Dumont is in good
health, experts from the Public
Hospitals Authority (PHA)
said during a health screening
exercise at Government House
oh July 4.
The PHA was responding to
challengee by the Governor-
General issued in December,
2004, for health personnel to
be ambassadors for health.
The screening exercise
entailed an examination of a
number of factors, including
weight, height, and blood pres-
spre.
tf'This ,programme is neces-
psy and I am pleased that it is
happening because it is a mat-
ter that I discussed with care
givers last Christmas," the gov-
prpor general said. "Concern
-arose because I realised that
care givers themselves were
.obese and I did not think that i
jhis set a very good example. 1
for the rest of us.
"'The fact that the Ministry
jof,lHealth is making this a
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screens Michelle Fergurson, senior clerk at Government House on July 4. Standing from left are
Rhoda Bullard-Stamp, administrative officer; Pandora Hanna, nursing officer;, Sandra Rolle,
senior clinical nursing officer; Dr Cherilyn Hanna-Hennis, consultant; Angie Adderley, senior
trained clinical nurse; Sharon Turnquest, senior trained clinical nurse; Dr Catherine Conliffe and
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Cez neif Tufd yGL 1 i r thr-601r efi .-Global United Limited, for-
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open its Nassau headquarters
tomorrow.
The company's new offices
are located in the Airport indus-
trial park and will combine all,
its Nassau operations under one
roof.
Prior to the amalgamation of


strength

in numbers
Jennifer Bain, FLMI, FAHM, CLU,
Financial Services Representative in Nassau,
has earned another significant industry
designation: "Fellow, Financial Services
Institute (FFSI)." She is the first Bahamian
to achieve this credential.

The FFSI programme comprises a series
of self-study courses designed by the Life Office
Management Association of Atlanta, Georgia,
and provides a context for understanding the
design, support, and marketing of all major
financial services. Students focus a portion
of their studies in a particular product area such
as retirement plans, mutual funds/investments,
annuities, or banking.

Family Guardian congratulates this dedicated
professional for her commitment to personal
Bain development and customer service excellence.


CENTRE: EAST BAY STREET, NASSAU P.O. BOX SS 6232


its operations, Global United
Limited conducted business
from its Saunders Beach and
Claridge offices. All of the
company's Nassau employees
will now be based in its new
headquarters.
Global United Limited was
originally established in Freeport
in 1991 as TANJA Enterprises
and now has subsidiaries that
include Global United (Freeport)
, The Travel Network and United
Shipping as well. as Nassau
operations comprised of Global
United (Nassau), Ritchie Avia-
tion and Seair Airways. Global
United (Nassau) recently
acquired Global Customs Bro-
kers and World Bound Couriers.
Whilst its primary business


started with services to the mar-;
itime industry, in the past 14'
years Global has expanded to,,
deal with customs clearance and'
brokerage and travel service;
to it clients.
Jackson Ritchie, from Global;
United, said: "We claim to be,
the largest ship services arid
logistics company in the
Bahamas. We have assets of $34'
million, a truly good client base;
and employ some 240 Bahami-'
ans. Now headquartered in'.
Nassau, our goal is to open sub'
office in many of the Caribbean;
islands within the next 24
months and to have a presernee
in many of the major maritime
centres of the world within the
next five years."


Preacher's daughter graduates"


CHARISA Munroe, eldest GPA of 3.20 and served as a cam-
child of Dr Myles and Ruth pus residentadvisor for her dorm.
Munroe, president and senior She is a former student of
of Bahamas Faith Ministries Temple Christian S'chool in
International, has completed Nassau, and plans to continue
her Bachelor of Science degree her studies by pursuing anmas-
in social work. ters degree in social work',and
She is pictured during her public health at the University
graduation exercises from Oral of Michigan, where she has
Roberts University in Tulsa already been accepted.
Oklahoma on April 30,2005. Charisa plans to complete
Charisa maintained an overall studies at the doctoral level.


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Fox Hill Prison


celebrates



National Pride


* SUPERINTENDENT of Prisons Dr Elliston Rahming (fourth left) presented the top three
finishers in the first Her Majesty's Prison Speech Competition with their trophies during the
Prison National Pride Day. The inmates presented family, friends and staff members with a
competition on the theme: "Of Thee Bahamas, Nevertheless I Sing". The competition was won by
Norris Rolle. Also from left are Sergeant Stephanie Pratt, public affairs officer and deputy
chairwoman of the sspecial events committee; toastmaster Sherman Bethel, chief judge; James
Dean, second place finisher; Superintendent Rahming; Norris Rolle, winner; Barrington North,
third place finisher; Tiska Pratt, secretary, special events Committee; and Deputy Superintendent
of Prisons, Mr Charles RoHe.


* A SECTION of the combined Prison Mass Choir performs one of their many selections during
National Pride Day at Her Majesty's Prison, Fox Hill. The 50-member choir sang together for the
first time, drawing applause and cheers from the many family, friends and staff members who
attended the event.


* SUPERINTENDENT of Prisons Dr Elliston Rahming (second left) enjoys some of the
festivities of National Pride Day at Her Majesty's Prison, Fox Hill. Inmates of the facility treated
family, friends and staff members to a day of poetry, song, dance and a speech competition. Also
from left are Assistant Superintendent of Prisons Dennis Gilbert, who serves as director of the
central intake facility, records and reception; Superintendent Rahming; Assistant Superintendent
of Prisons Stevenson Smith, director of the inmate industries programme; and Assistant
Superintendent of Prisons James Farrington, director of the maximum security unit.
(BIS photos: Tim Aylen)


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business was shared by Mr Tre-
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Derek Francis, Mr Treco's
grandson.


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gy, and a new showroom that is
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Deputy Prime Minister and
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keynote address at the grand
opening ceremony. The leader
of the FNM, Senator Tommy
Turnquest, also attended.
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N By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business
Editor
W hile the
Bahamas has
"so far been
fortunate" as
a "net gainer" from consoli-
dation in the number of inter-
national financial centres
used for private wealth man-
agement, attorneys yesterday
said this nation had to ensure
it remained "relevant" to
client needs if it was to sur-
vive.
PricewaterhouseCoopers
(PwC) global private bank-
ing/wealth management sur-
vey for 2005, which drew
responses from 130 partici-
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Our Lucaya hotel




'cannot sustain'




Isle of Capri


* By YOLANDA
DELEVEAUX
Senior Business
Reporter
THE Our Lucaya resort does
not attract enough tourists to
sustain the troubled Isle of
Capri casino, the hotel union
president said yesterday, with
the unemployment situation on
Grand Bahama now in danger
of becoming "uncontrollable"
after the US-based gaming
operator laid off 13 per cent of
its workforce in response to two
years of net losses.
Pat Bain, head of the
Bahamas Hotel, Catering and
Allied Workers Union
(BHAWU), said Grand
Bahama's economy was in a
state of readjustment as it now
began to feel the full impact of
the 10-month closure of the
Royal Oasis Crowne Plaza &
Golf resort.
"Grand Bahama has always
been a cyclical tourism destina-
tion, but with the Our Lucaya
not able to sustain the kind of


numbers that would sustain the
Isle of Capri, adjustments need
to be made as the question of
the rate of unemployment now
becomes a situation that is
uncontrollable," Mr Bain said.
"There are still fears that shops
will close at the International
Bazaar. What you are now see-
ing .are the after-effects of the
closure of the Royal Oasis."
While the Crowne Plaza
Country Club, Royal Oasis Golf
Resort and its casino still in lim-
bo, and the Government con-
tinuing to look for a buyer, Mr
Bain said it was likely many
residents of Grand Bahama will
have to leave the island to seek
employment elsewhere in the
Bahamas.
He added that with the pro-


posed improvements to the
Cable Beach hotels under the
$1.2 billion Baha Mar develop-
ment, those Grand Bahamians
who have skills that can be used
would probably come to New
Providence. Ongoing tourism
developments in Eleuthera,
Exuma and Abaco were also
expected to attract workers
from Grand Bahama.
"Our people must be pre-
pared to move where the job
opportunities are because we
are no longer able to languish
either in the place of our birth
or comfort," Mr Bain said.
"Look at the Americans, the
Asians and the Indians. They

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Bahamas seventh

.most reliant nation

on tourism for jobs


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamas will this year be
the world's seventh most-reliant
nation on the tourism industry to
provide the bulk of employment
for its workforce, with some 68.7
per cent or 115,900 jobs relying
directly on the sector.
And the World Travel and
Tourism Council's (WITC) 2005
country report for the Bahamas
projected that this reliance was
set to further increase over the
next 10 years, with tourism
becoming responsible for 145,293
jobs or 70.1 per cent of total
employment by 2015.
While tourism was set to create
one in every 1.5 jobs in the
Bahamas in 2005, this ratio was
set to decrease by one in every
1.4 jobs in 2015.
However, the WTTC survey
ranked the Bahamas 90th out of
About 170 nations surveyed for
the a'hnualised 10-year real
growth rate in jobs generated by
the tourism industry, placing this
at 2.3 per cent between 2005 and
2015.
* But while tourism may be
X:king' as far as the Bahamian


economy is concerned, the fact
that this nation continues to
punch above its size and weight
on the world stage is shown by
the fact that it only has 0.1 per
cent of the global tourism mar-
ket share for 2005.
While the travel and tourism
industry is set to generate $3.883
billion in gross domestic product
(GDP) in 2005, giving this nation
the highest annual growth rate in
the Caribbean region at 11 per
cent, its 10-year annualised
growth rate through to 2015 is
among the lowest.
According to the WTTC, the
Bahamas will only enjoy a growth
rate of 2.7 per cent, ranking it
167th, although this equals
Jamaica and is ahead of Cuba.
The Bahamian travel and tourism
industry is projected to generate
$6.981 billion in GDP for this
nation by 2015.
The direct and indirect impact
from the Bahamian travel and
tourism industry will account for
54.7 per cent of this nation's total
GDP in 2005, again making this
country the seventh-most reliant
in the world upon the tourism
industry for the lifeblood of its
economy.


Union body presses


for amendments to


labour legislation


* By YOLANDA
DELEVEAUX
Senior Business
Reporter
THE National Congress of
Trade Unions (NCTU) yester-
day accused the Government
of failing to introduce draft leg-
islation to amend the country's
labour laws, and called on the


administration to right what it
sees as laws that stifle the eco-
nomic development of the
Bahamian labour force.
In an interview with The Tri-
bune, NCTU president Pat
Bain said union officials were
unhappy with the fact that

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THE proposed increases in pilot landing and licence fees are
unlikely to have a negative impact on the Bahamian tourism
industry, the Ministry of Tourism said yesterday.
Basil Smith, its director of communications, said consulta-
tions were ongoing between the Ministry of Tourism and the,
Ministry of Transport to ensure that foreign aviators charter
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Bahamian firms


nformation Technolo-
gy, while one of the
most integral compo-
nents of a company, is
also arguably the most
undermarketed and therefore
the most misunderstood func-
tion.
The business in most cases
has a negative perception of
IT's effort and productivity. IT
services are believed to be
high-cost and low-quality.
Within any organisation, there
are usually a plethora of people
who are very vocal about IT's
inability to deliver. The inter-
esting aspect of this negative
perception is that it does not
seem to matter whether IT is
delivering or not: the percep-
tion will most likely still be that
IT does not deserve the funds it
receives.
Without a proactive and
interactive marketing strategy,
this perception of IT will not
change. Marketing of IT is
essential to obtaining support
and resources, and is one criti-
cal step in transforming IT
from being treated as a cost
centre to being a strategic part-
ner of the business.
Definition of IT Marketing
IT marketing has been
defined by the Enterprise
Computing Institute as: "The
art of appropriately setting


expectations between customer
and service provider such that
both entities enjoy a mutually
beneficial economic relation-
ship". The essence of the defi-
nition is that although commu-
nication is a- key part of an IT
marketing strategy, it is also
about quality, consistency and
interaction with key business
stakeholders.
For IT marketing strategies
to be successful, a consistent
level of service is required.
From this point on, IT market-
ing strategies must be focused
on achieving a higher quality
of service, increasing their
understanding of the business
requirements as well as on
proactive communication cam-
paigns. Otherwise, IT market-
ing activities may undermine
IT's reputation, and all com-
munication will be viewed with
derision.
IT Marketing Strategies
Magnolia Communications'
Marketing Maturity Grid
shows a distinct correlation
between the level of market-
ing focus and activity, and the
role of IT within that organisa-
tion. The following summarises
their findings:
1. Ad Hoc: Reactive com-
munication, and the primary
marketing tools are status
reports/briefings. IT's role


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status updates. The primary
marketing tools are newslet-
ters and recurring planning
meetings. IT tends to be a Pre-
ferred Partner of the business.
4. Customer Proactive: Com-
munication with the business
is based on proactive interac-


tion to address current and
future performance. The main
marketing tools are quarterly
business reviews, newsletters
and scorecards. IT is a Pre-
ferred Partner of the business.
5. Enterprise and IT Proac-
tive: Communication is based
on proactive interaction with
the entire customer communi-
ty and individual customers.
The primary marketing tools
are Annual Report-style infor-
mation, comprehensive score-
cards and IT information avail-
able in real time. IT tends to
be a Strategic Partner of the


business.
In addition, a recent survey
conducted by CIO Magazine
clearly demonstrated that IT
Managers who implemented
comprehensive marketing
strategies gained significant
benefits in terms of their rela-
tionship with the business. The
study showed these companies
achieved the best results in
terms of closer alignment with
the business, increased IT cred-
ibility and improved customer
service and loyalty.

Getting Started
Implementing a comprehen-
sive marketing campaign can-
not be achieved overnight.
Some of the activities that can
form the foundation of a mar-
keting strategy include:
1. Identify the target audi-
ences. IT will have multiple tar-
get audiences from end users
through to the Board of Direc-
tors. For effective communica-
tion, messages must be tailored
to each audience.
2. Identify the key messages
and themes to convey. For
example, a solid infrastructure
produces value etc
3. Brand IT. IT projects and
services have been found to be
far more interesting to business
people when they have a mean-
ingful and memorable brand
name
4. Consistent interaction and


communication. Develop a
strategy of regular face-to-face
activities with the business .
5. Publish. Develop a strate-
gy of print vehicles that will
carry your messages to the
business.
6. Track service; levels.
Understand IT's performance
and communicate the .good
with the bad
Business people are not psy-
chic. Without a consistent mar-
keting campaign, IT's value
and achievements will remain
under the radar or be swamped
by the business's focus on IT
issues. Marketing and com-
munications are an essential
part of doing business, particu-
larly in an environment where
IT is largely misunderstood.
To provide feedback, on this
column, please e-mail Makin-
gITwork@providencetg.com


About the Author:
Caroline Moncur is manager,
business development at Prov-
idence Technology Group. Ms
Moncur has over 10 years' busi-
ness development experience,
primarily within the Informa-
tion Technology industry. Prov-
idence Technology Group is
one of the Bahamas' leading
IT firms, specialising in net-
working solutions, consulting
and advisory services, and soft-
ware solutions.


Harbour Island extends


the Bahamas'


HARBOUR Island has been


ranked as the best island in the
Caribbean by Travel + Leisure
magazine, following the recent
rating of its beaches as being
among the top 10 in the world
by Caribbean Travel & Life
magazine.
In its 10th annual poll, Trav-
el + Leisure's readers ranked
Harbour Island as the
Caribbean leader on the
World's Best Cities and Islands
list.
The award was received
from Travel + Leisure on the
Minister of Tourism's behalf
by Basil Smith, director of com-
munications in the Ministry of
Tourism, at a reception in New
York City on July 14, 2005.
"This recent recognition is
just one of the many interna-
tional awards Harbour Island
has received over the years. We
consider this island one of our
gems within the Islands Of The
Bahamas," Ms Walkine said.
"What's even more reward-
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52wk-HI Highest closing price In last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidell
52wk-Low Lowest closing price In last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Collna and fidellt>
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
* AS AT JUNE. 30, 20051 - AS AT MAY. 31, 2005
* AS AT JULY 1, 20051 AS AT JUNE. 30, 2005/ AS AT JUNE. 30, 2005


'hot streak'


* DIRECTOR of Communications at the Ministry of Tourism,
Basil Smith (centre), accepted the Travel + Leisure's Best
Island in the Caribbean award at a lavish receptipn in New
York on behalf of the Minister of Tourism, Obie Wilchcombe.
Also pictured are Ellen Asmodeo, vice-president/publisher,
Travel + Leisure (left) and Nancy Novogrod, editor-in-chief,
Travel + Leisure


ers of Travel + Leisure, who
would have based their deci-
sion on visits to our beautiful
island."
Briland's win extends a hot
streak for the Bahamas in some of
the most widely read magazines
on the globe.
Travel + Leisure's (circula-
tion 965,000) November 2004
cover asked: What's Hot Now?
Answer: The Bahamas. The
islands of the Bahamas were


named THE HOT ISLAND
for 2004 by Cond6 Nast Trav-
eler (circualtion 780,000) ini the
magazine's annual Hot List.
With the hottest islands in
the world, the Bahamas were a
perfect backdrop for the 2005
Sports Illustrated swimsuit
issue. Andros and Exuma
appeared on the cover and
across 11 pages of the issue
perused annually by 59 million
readers.


Making IT Work



by


Caroline


Moncur


2005 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

KPMG is currently accepting applications for its 2005 scholarship programme.
This programme provides financial support for students attending Bahamian
and North American Colleges with the career goal of becoming Certified Public
Accountants.

The scholarship will be awarded to a deserving Bahamian student with
outstanding scholastic achievement. Interested candidates should submit a
cover letter, resume, school transcripts and at least two recommendations to
KPMG, Human Resources Manager, P.O. Box N 123, Nassau, Bahamas.

AUDIT TAX ADVISORY
@2005, KPMG, a Bahamian partnership, the Bahamian member firm of KPMG International, a Swiss cooperative. All rights reserved.


NOTICE


RBC/ROYAL BANK OF CANADA
INVITES TENDERS

RBC/ROYAL BANK OF CANADA invites tenders for the
purchase of the following:

"ALL THAT piece parcel of land being Lot #140, Coral Vista
Subdivision situated in the Western District on the Island of New
Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas. Situated thereon is Vacant Land.

Property Size: 7,200 sq. ft.

This property is being sold under Power of Sale in a Mortgage
FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Loan Collection Centre,
P.O. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked "tender 2563"
All offers must be received by the closed of business 4:00 pm,
Friday 29th, July 2005.


PAGE 2B, THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2005


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THE TRIBUNE


THURSDAY, JULY 21, u, ..


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* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE average weekly wage
for hotel industry workers in
Grand Bahama and the Family
Islands was slightly higher than
that received by their compa-
triots on New Providence, com-
ing in 2.4 per cent more at $343
compared to $335.
The revelation, contained in
the Department of Statistics
survey of occupations and
wages in the hotel sector for
2003, was not explained.


However, the higher wages
for hotel industry workers in
Grand Bahama and the Family
Islands are likely to be
explained because resorts needs
to pay higher salaries to entice
workers to locations that lack
all the attractions and ameni-
ties of New Providence.
The cost of living is also like-
ly to be higher in the Family
Islands, with prices pushed up
due to the fact that goods are in
relatively scarce supply when
compared to Nassau.
The survey, which received


information from 50 per cent of
the hotels operating in the
Bahamas during 2003, found
that the average wage for the
entire industry fell slightly com-
pared to 2002, dropping by $11
or 3.2 per cent to $336 from
$347 the year before.
Both male arid female hotel
workers worked an average of
39 hours per week, but the aver-
age weekly wage for men was
higher than that paid to women
"in all major occupational
groups" except for so-called
'Professionals', where it was the


same.
For male hotel employees, in
2003 the largest weekly wage
increase of $23 occurred among
skilled agriculture and fisheries
workers, while the greatest
decrease of $24 was recorded
for clerks.
Women senior officials and
managers saw a $71 weekly
wage increase in 2003, though,
although women plant and
machine operators saw their
pay decrease by an average of
$48.
The increase in pay for


Tourism (From Page 1B)


impact on the tourism industry.
He, added, though that the
negative reaction before an offi-
cial announcement is made
could create a problem where
there is none, with members of
the public speculating on what is
to occur.
"We do not expect any
adverse affect unless the reac-
tion takes place before an
announcement is made. We
have to remember that mem-
bers of the Government also
live and work in this econo-
my...they are not going to do
anything to the detriment of the
economy," Mr Smith said.
He added that the increased
fees would be used to maintain
airport facilities, and would also
finance the implementation of
increased security measures


being demanded by the US gov-
ernment for all ports of entry
to the Bahamas.
The Ministry of Transport is
also expected to engage the avi-
ation sector in discussions
before the formal roll-out of the
new fees, scheduled for October
1, 2005.
Bahamian pilots were said to
be incensed over a proposal to
increase pilot fees, suggesting
that such a move would cripple
their business and possibly open
the door for hackers in unsafe
planes.
The proposed new fees would
include an increase in landing
fees from $8 to $18, licence
renewal fees from $200 to
$1,250 and permits from $500
to $1,200, one private pilot said.
The fee increases are seen as


LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

LEPTON INVESTMENTS PTE. LTD.


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




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)






LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE


BATTERSEN OCEAN

INVESTMENTS LTD.

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




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)





LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE


SEBAS MANAGEMENT LTD.


(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the 20th
day of July, 2005. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., of
P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


coming at a particularly sensi-
tive time given the ever increas-
ing price of aviation fuel due to
the volatile world oil markets.
Archie Nairn, permanent sec-
retary at the Ministry of Trans-
port, said Glenys Hanna-Mar-
tin, minister of transport and
aviation, announced the change
in air navigational fees during
her contribution to the


2005/2006 budget debate and
they were included in the
Appropriations Bill which that
tabled in the House of Assem-
bly. The private charter and
pilot business is a key aspect of
the Bahamian tourism industry,
with these professionals able to
bring in groups to various des-
tinations in the Family Islands,
boosting local economies.


women senior hotel officials and
managers helped push the aver-
age weekly wage for both sexes
employed in this category to
$874, an increase of $40 over
2002. This increase was higher
than for all other occupational
groups working in the hotel
industry.


The Department of Statistics
report said: "In 2003, when
compared to 2002 the average
wage for males was lower in all
but one of the occupational
groups.
However, for females it was
higher in five of the nine major
occupational groups."


We are the Caribbean's largest publicly traded bank, serving over 4 million customers in 16 countries.
We manage over 500,000 active accounts, with over 3,000 staff, 60 branches and a total balance sheet
of USD8bn.

FirstCaribbean is seeking two Risk Management leaders with experience in large, full-service
international banks with operations in multiple countries and Regulatory jurisdictions.

Both positions report to the Chief Risk Officer and are currently based in Barbados.

3 ____ ____ _____ ____ ____ _____ ___IO r -


Responsibilities:
* Be responsible for the development of FirstCaribbean's policy
and strategy for the management of Operational Risk, and
develop and maintain effective supporting tools and services to
be used across the business.
* Evolve and manage the Operational Risk Management
Framework.
* Provide the methodology, tools and management information
infrastructure to enable the business to carry out Operational
Risk Assessments.
* Work with the business lines to bring risk within acceptable
levels and to ensure that matters of compliance with regards to
FirstCaribbean's operating policies are strictly adhered to
throughout the organisation.
* Work with senior management to create and maintain
FirstCaribbean's Business Continuity Plans.


Experience and Expertise required:
To be considered for this role, candidates must
demonstrate solid Operational Risk leadership experience.
In addition, as a result of a series of progressive related
assignments, you have achieved expert-level ability and a
track record of success in the following:
* Embedding Operational Risk policies and procedures
across a large, international, full-service Bank operating
in multiple sovereign states.
* Effective at translating and communicating risk profiles
to and winning support of Executive, Board and other
key stakeholders.
* Engaging Line-of-Business leaders and influencing the
adoption time of risk mitigating practices.
* Leading, managing and developing teams of senior
specialists.


He~ad, MarketRisk


Responsibilities:
* Establish and maintain internal control and corporate
governance frameworks encompassing policies,
procedures and limits for measuring, monitoring and
controlling Market Risk.
* Accurately identify, assess and measure Market Risk
exposures and provide analytic input on Market Risks to
inform asset/liability management decisions.
* Develop the Market Risk limits framework and risk
measurement models that support business strategies
within risk tolerance of the bank and recommend risk
tolerance of the bank for approval by Management and
Board.
* Conduct market event impact analysis/assessment and
develop recommendations for follow-up action.
* Identify and assess Market Risks embedded in proposed
new financial products.


Applications with detailed resumes should be submitted
no later than July 29, 2005 to:
Rosemary Jones
Executive Administrative Assistant
FirstCaribbean International Bank
Head Office
Warrens, St. Michael
Barbados
Email: Rosemary.Jones@firstcaribbeanbank.com


Only applicants who are short-listed will be contacted.


Experience and Expertise required:
To be considered for this role, candidates must demonstrate
solid Market Risk leadership experience. In addition, as a result
of a series of progressive related assignments, you have
achieved expert-level ability in the following:
* Banking products and market experience Retail,
Corporate and Treasury (10 years either in Trading, Trading
Operations and/or Market Risk Management).
* Methodologies for quantifying and analysing trading and
retail banking market risks (a degree in risk management
or statistics is useful, but not mandatory).
* Data extraction from multiple source banking systems and
building of MI databases.
* Presentations to Management / Boards that explain
complex, technical information in simple business terms to
enable transparent understanding and assessment of risks.


( FIRSTCARIBBEAN
0 INTERNATIONAL BANK
Caribbean Pride. International Strength. Your Financial Partner.
FirstCoribbean International Bank is an Associated Company of Barclays Bank PLC and CIBC.


"Teach Me. OLord. Thy Wy"... lm 119:33
Shirley Street


TEACHING VACANCIES
Invites applications from qualified Christian teachers
for the following positions for the 2005-2006 school
year.

Health Science (Gr. 7-9)
General Science (Gr.7-9)

Applicants must:

A. Be a practicing born-again Christian who is willing
to subscribe to the Statement of Faith of Temple
Christian School..
B. Have a Bachelor's Degree in Education or higher
from a recognized College or University in the area
of specialization.
C. Have a valid Teacher's Certificate or Diploma.
D. Have at least two year teaching experience in the
relevant subject area with excellent communication
skills.
E. Applicants must have the ability to prepare students
for all examinations to the BJC/BGCSE levels.
F. Be willing to participate in the high school's extra
curricular programmes.

Application must be picked up at the high school office
on Shirley Street and be returned with a full curriculum
vitae, recent coloured photograph and three references
to:

Mr Neil Hamilton
The Principal
Temple Christian High School
P.O. Box N-1566
Nassau, Bahamas
Deadline for application is August 1st 2005


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Tourism must be 'top priority'


ALL Bahamian and Caribbean nationals
must make the tourism business their "top
priority" because of its economic impor-
tance to the region, the Bahamas' former
tourism director-general said.
Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, who is now
the Caribbean Tourism Organisation's
(CTO) secretary-general, said: "As a result
of tourisni's-ecoomic impact on the -liveli-
hood of people in the Caribbean, we must
stress the importance of making tourism a
top priority from the heads of state down to
individual residents in their homes. Tourism
should be present in every facet of our lives.
"We must educate our children about
careers in tourism and adequately train


employees already working in the indus-
try. We must capture the attention of our
politicians so that they make tourism a pri-
ority on their agendas and in their bud-
gets."
Tourism accounts for an estimated one in
four jobs throughout the region, and is
responsible oan.av-erage-fer-meore -than 30
per cent of each country's gross national
product. Speaking on the theme for the
CTO's 28th annual Caribbean Tourism
Conference, to be held in the US Virgin
Islands from October 21-26, Mr Vander-
pool-Wallace said: "We're focusing pri-
marily on the business of tourism at this
year's Caribbean Tourism Conference


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that NALINI MOHAN OF P.O. BOX
N-9841, 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 21TH day of JULY, 2005 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.


LEGAL NOTICE


NOTICE
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT (No. 45 of 2000)

GAYNOR HOLDINGS LIMITED
In Voluntary Liquidation
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137
(4) of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of
2000), GAYNOR HOLDINGS LIMITED, is in Dissolution.
The date of commencement of dissolution is 7th day of
February, 2005.

Westquay Limited,
P.O. Box 204, 4th floor,
Celtic House, Victoria Street,
Douglas, Isle of Man
IM99 1QZ
Liquidator


NQTICE

RBC/ROYAL BANK OF CANADA
INVITES-TENDERS

RBC/ROYAL BANK OF CANADA invites tenders for the
purchase of the following:
"'ALL THAT piece parcel of land being Lot No. 16 A, Sandilands
Allotment situated in the Eastern District of the Island of New
Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas
situated thereon is a Single Family Residence consisting of 4
bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with a Duplex Apartment consisting of
t-3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1- 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom.
Property Size: 32,670 sq. ft. Total Land
Building Size: 2,375 sq. ft. Dwelling
t Apartment Size: 1,949 Duplex

h'his property is being sold under Power of Sale in a Mortgage
FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS LIMITED.
All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope,
.addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Loan Collection Centre,
;P.O. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked "tender 0881"
.All offers must be received by the closed of business 4:00 pm,
Friday 29th, July 2005.





NOTICE

RBC/ROYAL BANK OF CANADA
INVITES TENDERS

Finance Corporation of Bahamas Limited invites tenders for the
purchase of the following:

'"ALL THAT piece parcel of land being Lot north of Farrington
Road, situated in Western Discrict of the Island of New Providence
one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated
thereon is Vacant Land.

Property Size: 4,505 sq. ft.

All offers should be in writing in a sealed envelope, addressed to
the Manager, Royal Bank Collection Centre, P.O. Box N-7549,
Nassau, Bahamas and marked "tender 0341". All offers must be
received by the close of business 4:00 pm, Friday 29th Jully, 2005.


because our industry plays a vital role in the
economic stability of the Caribbean region."
The conference programme will offer site
inspections and niche market workshops
for travel agents, the popular Travel +
Leisure Youth Congress, the Condg Nast
Essay Competition, the Great. Caribbean. -
-Travel -Gaiie, the Travel Writers/Photog-
raphers Awards programme, the CTO press
conference and the closing gala.
The conference is the Caribbean region's
premier caucus of tourism decision-mak-
ers and an important event on the calendar
of tourism practitioners, as well as individ-
uals seeking to do business with the
Caribbean.


NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that LOUBERT JEAN BAPTISTE, ALLEN
DRIVE, P.O.BOX N-805, 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 21ST day of. JULY,
2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.................


Legal Notice

NOTICE

FOXLEIGH LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) FOXLEIGH 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 19th July, 2005
when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and registered by
the Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Andrew Ramage of Helvetia
Court, South Esplanade, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 4EE.

Dated this 21st day of July, A.D., 200.5.

Andrew Ramage
Liquidator




NOTICE

RBC/ROYAL BANK OF CANADA
.-.. INVITES TENDERS

RBC/ROYAL BANK OF CANADA invites tenders for the
purchase of the following:

"ALL THAT piece parcel of land being Lot #6, Block #6,
Ridgeland Park in situated in Central District of the Island of New
Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Single Family Residence consisting
of 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom.

Property Size: 4,200 sq. ft.
Building Size: 966.68 sq. ft.

This property is being sold under Power of Sale in a Mortgage
FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Loan Collection Centre,
P.O. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked "tender 2308"
All offers must be received by the closed of business 4:00 pm,
Friday 29th, July 2005. .. ... -- --- .........


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WILL BE

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on
Friday, 22 July 2005
to allow staff to enjoy their

Annual Fun Day.


We regret any inconvenience
this may cause.


Normal working hours will resume
on Monday, 25 July 2005.


NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that EDLIN LOUIS, 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 21ST day of JULY,
2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


NOTICE

RBC/ROYAL BANK OF CANADA
INVITES TENDERS
RBC/ROYAL BANK OF CANADA invites tenders for the
purchase of the following:

"ALL THAT piece parcel of land being Lot on the northern side
of Sandilands Village road situated in the Eastern District of the
Island of New Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth
of the Bahamas. Situated is Triplex Apartment consisting each of
(2) bedroom, (1) bathroom.

Property Size: 10,320 sq. ft.
Building: 2,700 sq. ft.

This property is being sold under Power of Sale in a Mortgage
FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Loan Collection Centre,
P.O. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked "tender 2261"
All offers must be received by the closed of business 4:00 pm,
Friday 29th, July 2005.


'AGt ,.-, i, -u iSDAY, JULY 21, 2005


THE TRIBUNE








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FROM page IB
Government "has not seen fit
to introduce or send draft leg-
islation through the trade
union movement dealing with
the Employment Act, Mini-
mum Wage Act, the Industrial
Relations Act and the Health
and Safety Act, so we can have
the amendments approved and
them moved into the House".
NCTU officials want the
Government to implement a
number of changes to the
country's labour laws, includ-
ing:
Increasing the minimum
wage from $150 to $250 per
week.
Amending the Health and
Safety Act to introduce a level
of enforceability. The Act cur-
rently speaks about supervi-
sors and fines, but Mr Bain
said that to date no one has
been hired to enforce the Act.
Amending the Employ-
ment Act to address the ques-
tion of how wages are quali-


fied.
Union officials want the
Government to move what
they see as a "discriminatory"
clause that outlines how wages
are considered. The current
definition omits commissions
and gratuities as a type of
wage.
Mr Bain said that because
of how the Employment Act
is worded, when workers are
terminated employers do not
have to consider the gratuities
and commissions they received
as wages when working out
severance pay.
Mr Bain said the Act was in
contradiction to the National
Insurance Act, which does
include this segment of earn-
ings under the wage category.
The NCTU also wants to
remove certain restrictions
from the Industrial Relations
Act that address the timeframe
for unions to report to the min-
ister for recognition.
Mr Bain, who called on the


"With the rising cost of living,
a person making $150 a week
cannot make it. The Government
said it's worker friendly, but since
becoming the Government they
have not made any attempt to
make legislation that is worker
friendly, but they are quick to
change legislation for big
business... We have appealed to
the Government, we've sent in
proposals on changes, but
nothing happens. They cannot
carry this into the New Year."
NCTU president Pat Bain


Government to move post-
haste to table the necessary
amendments, said through
these changes the NCTU was
looking for increased equity in
the country's labour laws, a
fairer distribution of profits for
workers, greater respect from
employers for the efforts of
their employees and respect
from government for the work-
ers of the nation.
He added that while the
business sector continues to
rail about the level of produc-
tivity, it continued to make
profits. As a result of the Gov-
ernment's lack of action, Mr
Bain said the apparent view
developing among members of
the labour movement is that
the Government is taking them
for granted.
He said further that union
officials want something done
about the compendium of leg-
islation, and are prepared to
look at any available 9ptions if
the Government failed to


address the matter.
"With the rising cost of liv-
ing, a person making $150 a
week cannot make it. The
Government said it's worker
friendly, but since becoming
the Government they have not
made any attempt to make leg-
islation that is worker friendly,
but they are quick to change
legislation for big business,"
Mr Bain said. "We have
appealed to the Government,
we've sent in proposals on
changes, but nothing happens.
They cannot carry this into the
New Year."
Mr Bain said NCTU officials;
have made their concerns,
known to labour minister Vin-,
cent Peet and Prime Minister,
Perry Christie, but have heard.
nothing in return, except that!
there is a standing committee-
on labour. He pointed out that
this committee has been in-
operation for three years and
nothing has been done to
address the unions' concerns.


Wealth (From page 1B)


was a "continuing trend of ratio-
nalisation in the number of off-
shore centres being, used by
wealth managers".
In response to the survey's
question on whether they
planned to "rationalise the
number of offshore centres in
which you operate in the next
three years", some 14 per cent
of the European-based finan-
cial institutions and other inter-
mediaries that responded said
this was indeed their intention.
Out of the Americas and
Asia-Pacific survey respondents,
7 per cent and 20 per cent
respectively confirmed that they
were set to consolidate the
number of international finan-
cial centres they used for pri-
vate banking and wealth man-
agement operations.
The survey's findings are par-
ticularly importantfor the
Bahamian financial services
industry, given that it is reliant
on private wealth management
for its market niche and com-
petitive edge.
However, Michael Paton, the
Bahamas Financial Services
Board's (BFSB) deputy chair-
man, yesterday told The Tri-
bune that the Bahamas
appeared to have so far been a
net beneficiary of the ongoing
consolidation, although it need-
ed to maintain its market posi-
tion.
"It certainly is a concern," Mr
Paton said of the consolidation
trends, "but so far we've been
fortunate to have benefited
from them rather than beep
adversely impacted.
He pointed to the decisions
of both Banco Santander and
UBS two traditional 'giants'
in the global financial services
and private banking markets -
to consolidate their private
client operations from the Cay-
man Islands to the Bahamas as
evidence of this.
Mr Paton, who is an attorney,
and partner in the Lennox
Paton law firm, said: "They are
some examples of us being a
net gainer out of it so far, but
we still need to be concerned.
"Obviously, we need to main-
tain our position as a viable off-
shore centre for these groups."
Mr Paton said the leading
financial services institutions
were eyeing a strategy where
they had a 'single presence' in
regions such as the Far East and
Western Hemisphere.
"Our challenge is to be that
Western Hemisphere pres-
ence," he said.
Mr Paton added that the
Bahamas would also have to
monitor developments in the
Channel Islands, Singapore and
Dubai, which was also target-
ing financial services.
John Delaney, the FNM Sen-
ator and attorney who advised
the then-government on its 2000
'blacklisting' response, said the
key was for the Bahamas to
continue "to be relevant" to the
needs of high-net worth and
ultra high-net worth clients.
He added that ongoing con-
solidation among international
financial centres was nothing
new, the process having been
ongoing for the past five years.
Already, smaller players such
as Grenada and Antigua & Bar-
buda had been effectively
forced out of the market, due
to the increased costs in com-
plying with international best
practices and regulatory stan-
dards. Other factors were also
in play.


Mr Delaney said that for the
Bahamian financial services sec-
tor to prosper in the private
client market, the cost and qual-
ity of its products had to exceed
those of its competitors. Product
innovation and keeping pace
with regulatory moves was also
required.
The Higgs & Johnson attor-
ney said he "can see happen-
ing" a situation where the


Bahamas could become the pri-
vate wealth management hub
for the Western Hemisphere,
with Cayman Islands becoming
the investment fund and insti-
tutional destination of choice.
Bermuda would maintain its
place as the insurance hub.
"I think that to the extent
some offshore centres might be
taken out of the mainstream of
choice for intermediaries, it


would always be a concern of
the Bahamas to be among those
selected by intermediaries for
their clients," Mr Delaney said.
He added that the Bahamas,
having focused on the private
client market through its pri-
vate banking and trust products,
was "certainly ideally placed"
to benefit from the ongoing
consolidation.
And those traditional asset


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OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER
AND MINISTRY OF NATIONAL SECURITY





POLICE DEPARTMENT

Notice
Members of the public are hereby advised that the services of the Royal Bahamas
Police Force Band will not be available for the period of August 2nd to September
26th 2005, as the Band will be involved with Tourism Promotional exercises outside
of the country and will also be proceeding on vacation leave immediately following
such exercise.

The Royal Bahamas Police Force Band apologizes for any inconvenience as a result
of this very important exercise.

Commissioner of Police
Royal Bahamas Police Force.












TENDER NOTICE

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
of:


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.


protection and estate planning
product have been supple-
mented with new legislation
that has introduced purpose
trusts, foundations and the
SMART fund.
Mr Delaney, though,
acknowledged that the
Bahamas had some ground to
make up on the Cayman Islands
in terms of establishing rela-
tionships with the intermedi-


Please reply to:


aries that acted for wealthy pri-
vate clients and played a key
role in directing where their
business went.
He also warned that the
British Virgin Islands was. look-
ing at making inroads into the
Bahamas' private wealth man-
agement market share, while
Panama posed an even greater
threat due to its "broader"
product offering.


The Tribune Limited
DA 3864
P.O. Box N 3207
Nassau, Bahamas


Seeks the following professionals to join our team. Must be self motivated and
willing to be flexible and work various assigned work shifts and have good
communication skills. In our employees, we look for a passion to anticipate and
meet our 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:
privatedestinations@yahoo.com or mail to: Private Destinations, P.O. Box
CR54697
CLOSING DATE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS: July 24th 2005
GARDNER
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 plants, flowers, shrubs, trees and lawns. A knowledge of the use of
chemicals and pesticides would be an advantage.
HOUSEKEEPING SUPERVISOR
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.
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
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.
MESSAGE THERAPIST
Young professional required. Must have proven experience and certification. Must
be willing to work a very flexible schedule.
SPECIAL EVENT COORDINATOR/ADMINISTRATOR
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. I
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.
NIGHT DUTY SUPERVISOR
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.
GENERAL WORKERS
Required to undertake a multitude of tasks to maintain and upkeep all exterior
areas of the resort.
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR/RECEPTION
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
be well organized and detail-oriented. Experience in general office duties such as
filing, correspondence, mail, faxing, etc.


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for 24 apartment condominium on Cable Beach.
References and business experience essential.


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JUDICIALANDLEAL SERVICE

p eComm-si


VACANCY FOR SENIOR COUNSEL
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
CRIMINAL SIDE
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for
appointment as Senior Counsel in the Office of the Attorney General, in the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
Applicants must be members of the English, Irish, Scottish or
Bahamian Bar or the Bar of any country of The Commonwealth to which a
member of The Bahamas Bar is admitted without examination. In addition,
they must have had at least five (5) years standing at the Bar or have
enrolled and have practiced as a Solicitor for at least five (5) years in the
above-mentioned countries without examination.
The duties of the post include: .
1. general advice to all Government Departments,
Ministries'and Public Corporations;
2. carrying out legal research;
3. prosecuting criminal matters in the Magistrates Court and
the Supreme Court, and appellate (criminal) matters in
the Court of Appeal and the Judicial Committee of the
Privy Council;
4. general advice to the Police on the institution of charges
and prosecutions;
5. such other matters as may be assigned by the Director of
Public Prosecutions.


The successful applicant will be assigned to the Director of Public
Prosecutions.
The appointment will be on permanent and pensionable or contractual
terms if citizen of The Bahamas is appointed; or on contractual terms if a
non-Bahamian is appointed. In the case of a contractual appointment a
grauiy of fifteen percent (15%) basic salarywould be payable on the
satisfactory completion of service e.
The salary of hee post is in Scale JL13$44,600 X 700 $0,200 per

Interesi ted persons may, fax their u mes- along witqopies of
qualifications tot irector of Legal Afis, Office of the Atorney General at'
(242)325-7798 no later than the 29'" July 200.



VACANCY FOR SENIOR COUNSEL
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
CIVIL SIDE


Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for
appointment as Senior Counsel in the Office of the Attorney General, in the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
Applicants must be members of the English, Irish, Scottish or
Bahamian Bar or the Bar of any country of The Commonwealth to which a
member of The Bahamas Bar is admitted without examination. In addition,
they must ,have had at least five (5). years standing at the Bar or have
enrolled and hare practiced as a Solicitor for at least five (5) years in the
abbve-mentioned countries without examination,
S The duties of the post include:
,..i. l.:.. : 1. general- adi c to.. al .... ver". m, nt Lepartment".


1. ".general.advice toall.OtertmetDepartments,
Ministries and Public Corporations;
2. carrying out legal research;
3. conducting civil matters in the Magistrates Court,
Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and the Judicial
Committee of the Privy Council;


4;


advice on public service hatters;,


S 5. such other matters as may be assigned by the Director of
Legal Affairs..
The successful applicant will be assigned to the Director of Legal
. Affairs. ." "w. .

The appointment will be on permanentt and pensionable or contractual
terms if a citizen of The Bahamas is appointed; or on contractual terms if a'
: non-Bahmian is appointed. n the case of a contractual appointment a
. gratuity of. fifteen p percent (15%) basicsalary would be payable on the
satisfactory completion of service. .
The salary of the post is in Scale L" E$ 44,600 X 700 $50,200 per..
annum
nterested persons may f their .. resumes along with copies of
qualifications to Director of Legal Affairs, Offbce of the Attorney General at
(242)325-7798 no later than the 29th July 2005.


2. carrying out legal research as necessary;


3. conducting civil matters in the Magistrates Court,
Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and the Judicial
Committee of the Privy Council;
4. advice on public service matters;


5. such other matters as may be assigned by the Director of
Legal Affairs.
Successful applicants will be assigned to the Director of Legal
Affairs. '
S The appointment will be on permanent and pensionable or contractual
terms if a citizen of The Bahamas is appointed; or on contractualterms if a
non-Bahamian is appointed. In the case of a contractual appointment a
gravity, of fifteen percent (15%) of basic salary would be payable 'on the:
satisfactory completion of service.
The salary of the post is Scale JLIl $50,100 X 700 $54,300 per

In tested -persons may *fax their resumesalonig with copies of
qualifications to the Director of Legal Affairs, Office of the Attorney
General at (242) 325-7798 no later than the 29th July 2005.


p


I I I 1.


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i


I


VACANCY FOR CHIEF COUNSEL
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
CRIMINAL SIDE

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for
appointment as Chief Counsel in the Office of the Attorney General, in the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
Applicants must be members of the English, Irish, Scottish or
Bahamian Bar or the Bar of a country of The Commonwealth to which a
member of The Bahamas Bar is admitted without examination. In addition,
they must have had at least seven (7) years standing at the Bar or have
enrolled and have practiced as a Solicitor for at least seven (7) years in the
above-mentioned countries without examination.
The duties of the post include:
1. general advice to all Government Departments,
Ministries and Public Corporations;
.. .: :carrying out legal research:is necessary;
3. prosecuting criminal matters in the Magistrates Court
and the Supreme Court, ,and appellate (criminal) matters
in the Court of Appeal and the Judicial Committee of the
Privy Council;
4. general advice to the Police on the institution of charges
and prosecutions;
5. such other matters as may be assigned by the Director of
Public Prosecutions.
Successful applicants will be assigned to the Director of Public
Prosecutions. .

The appointment will be on permanent and pensionable or contractual
terms if a citizen of The Bahamas is appointed or on contractual terms if a
non-Bahamian is appointed. In the case of a contractual appointment a
gratuity of fifteen percent (15%) of basic salary would be payable on the
; satisfactory completion of service.
T: he: salary of the post is. SaeJL $50100 X 70- $54,300 pe
'ann im.
SIntterstea ersnsayfatheirresues along with copies of
qualificatiis to th director of Legal Affairs, Office of the Attorey
General at (242) 325-7798 no later than the 29th July 2005.



VACANCY FOR CHIEF COUNSEL
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
CIVIL SIDE

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for
appointment as Chief Counsel in the Office of the Attorney General, in the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
Applicants must be members of the English, Irish, Scottish 'or
Bahamian Bar or the Bar of a country of The Commonwealth to which a
member of The Bahamas Bar is admitted without examination. In addition,
they must have had at least seven (7) years standing at the Bar or have
enrolled and have practiced as a Solicitor for at least seven (7) years in the .
. above-mentioned countries without examination.

The duties of the post include:


. general advice to Tll Government Departments,
Ministries and Public Corporations;


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THU INESSTO PTHURY
AUST SELL


RAINBOW BAY
SUBDIVISION
(ELEUTHERA)
.. Lot #44, Block 5, Section A. The lot
is on a hill overlooking the Atlantic
Ocean. Area is approximately 10,800
sq. ft. This site encompasses a two
storey apartment block of two
apartments. One upstairs and one
downstairs. Each comprising one
bedroom one bathroom, front room,
dining, kitchen. There is a wooden
porch approximately 8 6 feet wide
on the upper level secured with a
w6oden handrail. The garage area has been converted into a efficiency apartment and
nw houses one bedroom/frontroom in one and one bathroom. Age: is 7 years old.
Tie apartments could be rented at $700 per month partly furnished. The efficiency
rented at $400 per month.

Appraisal: $308,402.00


MURPHY TOWN
(ABACO)
.. Lot #60 with a structure, lot size
60 x 115 ft., 6,900 sq. ft., 10 ft.,
above sea level but below road
level and would flood in a severe
hurricane the duplex has
dimensions of 60 ft by 30 ft partly
of wood and partly of cement
blocks with one section virtually
finished and occupied with blocks
up to window level and floor ready
to be poured. The roof is asphalt
shingles, the interior walls and
ceiling are of 1x6 pine and the floor of ceramic tiles. The finished work is average/below,
2 bedrooms, one bath, living/dining. The occupied portion of the structure is not
complete. Age: 10 years old.
Appraisal: $80,498.00

HAMILTON'S (LONG
ISLAND)
Queen's High Way, lot of land
13,547 sq. ft., dwelling house of
solid concrete floors, foundation
column and belt course With
finished plaster. Two bedrooms,
one bathroom,` kitchen, dining, and
living room. Total living space is
-1,237 sq. ft., utilities available are
eletricit, waer, cable tv and

Appraisal: $98,057.00



EARLY SETTLERS DRIVE
(ELEUTHERA)
Lot #7 Early Settlers Drive, North
Eleuthera Heights, size 11,200
sq. ft., contains incomplete 3
bed, 2.5 bath, living room, dining
room, kitchen and tv room.
SAppraisal: $141,716.40


VALENTINES EXTENSION
(NASSAU)
Lot #2 contains a 19 year old 1 1/2
storey four plex with a floor area of
3,621 sq. ft. The two storey section
consist of a master bedroom,
bathroom and sitting area upstairs
and two bedrooms, one bath, living,
dining, family room and kitchen
downstairs. The single storey consist
of one two bedroom, one bath
apartment and two efficency
apartments, land size 7,500 sq. ft.
Multi-Family zoning on flat land and
not subject to flooding.
Appraisal: $347,006.00
The subject property is located on the western side of Valentine's Extension Road, just
over one hundred feet north of the roadway known as Johnson Terrace. Travel east
on Bernard Road, turn left onto Adderley Street which is opposite SAC, continue left
at the deep bend, take first right into Johnson Terrace, go to T-junction and turn left,
then first right. Property is second building on right, white trimmed brown.
DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO)
3 two bed, 1 bath triplex 9,000 sq.
ft., lot no. 18b with an area for a
small shop. Age 12 years the land
is a portion of one of the Dundas
Town Crown Allotment parcels
stretching from Forest Drive to Front
Street, being just under a quarter
acre in size and on the lowside. A
concrete block structure, with
asphalt shingle roof and L-shape
in design with a total length of 70x26
ft, plus 50 x 22 ft., 2,920 sq. ft., the
interior walls are concrete blocks,
ceiling is sheet rock and the floors
of vinyl tiles.
Appraisal: $220,500.00


KENNEDY SUBDIVISION
(NASSAU)

Lot no. 21 all utilities available 10
year old single story house, 3
bedroom 2 bathroom, living room,
dining area, family room, kitchen,
study, laundry and an entry porch.

Apr0a al: $15,30.

Heading'west al6ng Soldier' Road
take main entrance to Kennedy
Subdivision on the left, then take the
1st corner on the left then 1st right, house is second on your right with garage.

MURPHY TOWN (ABACO)
Crown Allotment #70, singe storey
wood and concree commercial
building approximately 758 sq. ft.,
about 20 years old.

Appraisal: $71,946.00


NO. 3 LEXINGTON SUBDIVISION
(NASSAU)
All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 7,752 sq. ft. (77.5 x 100) situated in the southern district of
New Providence being lot No. 3 in an area known as Richville of Malcolm Road west. This property is spacious
I and can probably another house at the rear. This property is spacious and can probably accommodate another
house at the rear. It is lanscaped and enclosed by a wall in front with fence on the side. The property consist
of a single story, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, living room and dining rooms, combined, family room and kitchen,
enclosed carport and a roof covered front proch (indented) with floor area of 1,374 sq. ft.


3.Appraisal: $123,000.00
Heading south on East Street turn right onto Malcolm Road, then third corner on the right, the house is the
4th on the left painted white trimmed green with wall in front.

NORTH ELEUTHERA HEIGHTS (ELEUTHERA), Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft., and bounded on North by Early Settler Drive and South by Deal Investment
Ltd., this is a single family zoning and 50 ft., above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation with plumbing and roughing inplace and well compacked quarry fill. The
, concrete floor has not been poured as yet. The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft.
Appraisal: $43,968.75
Lot #20 situated 1.5 miles east wardly of the Bluff Settlement. The said lot is vacant and a hill over looking the Atlantic Ocean.


BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND (ABACO), Lot #1, Block A, on Central Abaco. This property is vacant and is approximately 9,100 sq. ft. This property is elevated and should not flood
under normal conditions.
Appraisal: $8,236.00
The property is in the southwestern portion of the Bahama Coral, Coral Island and bounded northwesterly by 60 ft. Wide Road.

DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO), Crown Alotment #21- Vacant land 10,810 sq. ft. off
S.C. Bottle Drive.

BAHAMA SOUND (EXUMA), Lot #7088 situated in Bahama Sound, Exuma section 10 East. Great Exuma approximately 10.5 miles west of George Town lot is square in shape on
elevation of approximately 15 ft., above sea level contains 10,000 sq. ft., No adverse site conditions noted. This property is single family residence.
Appraisal: $26,250.00
Property is located on the northwestern side of the Queen's Highway, about 10.5 miles northwest of George Town.
Forconitins f9sle-nd the inormtio cotac

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LIST OF AUTHORIZED ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS
FOR THE YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 2006


THE TRI


NAME LISENCE BUSINESS NAME .ADDRESS CITYIISLAND TELEPHONE
Adderley, Patrick Three Phase Patrick's Electric P.O. Box N-7487 Nassau, Bahamas 324-0641
Albury, Wycliffe Three Phase Nu-Way Electric Company Ltd. P.O. Box N-1877 Nassau, Bahamas 393-3558
Alleyne, Louis Three Phase P.O. Box F-40854 Nassau, Bahamas 646-4984
Anderson, Berkley Three Phase Lil Bert Electric P.O. Box GT-2021 Nassau, Bahamas 357-8883
Antoine, Guy Charles Three Phase P.O. Box N-853 Nassau, Bahamas 341-0086
Archer, Leonard Three Phase Taylor Industries Limited P.O. Box N-4806 Nassau, Bahamas 322-8941
Archer, Leonard Gerard Three Phase Taylor Industries Limited P.O. Box N-4806 Nassau, Bahamas 322-8941
Barnett Sr., Paul Three Phase P.O. Box SS-5085 Nassau, Bahamas 323-4132
Barnett Jr., Paul Three Phase P.O. Box SS-5085 Nassau, Bahamas 323-4132
Bartlett, Clarence Three Phase Bartlett Electric P.O. Box F-41026 Freeport, Grand Bah. 375-0687
Bethel, Marcus Three Phase Marco A/C & Refrigeration Limited P.O. Box AB-20192 Marsh Harbour, Abaco 367-3186
Bodie. Meteor Three Phase Channel Electric Service & Repairs P.O. Box GT-2021 Nassau, Bahamas 323-5478
Bostwick, Kermit Three Phase Flameless Electric P.O. Box EE-17102 Nassau, Bahamas 457-4155
Bowe, Donald Three Phase Freeport Elec. Circuits & Ind. Cont. P.O. Box F-44160 Freeport, Grand Bah. 646-7333
Bowleg, Nicholas Three Phase P.O. Box GT-2717 Nassau, Bahamas .477-6525
Bullard, William Three Phase Service Electric Limited P.O. Box N-8430 Nassau, Bahamas 361-4106
Burrows, Lester Three Phase L.E.B Electrical Services P.O. Box SB-50082 Nassau, Bahamas 424-0430
Campbell, Ishmael Three Phase Campbell's Electric Company Ltd. P.O. Box SS-5087 Nassau, Bahamas 393-6203
Campbell, Stanley Sr. Three Phase Campbell's Electric Company Ltd. P.O. Box SS-5087 Nassau, Bahamas 393-6203
Cartwright, Clyde Three Phase Carc's Electrical Services P.O. Box N-3428 Nassau, Bahamas 341-5515
Collie, Stephen M. Three Phase Colco Electric Company Limited P.O. Box CB-13684 Nassau; Bahamas 393-4323
Curling, Ricardo Three Phase Lil Carder Electric P.O. Box N-9073 Nassau, Bahamas 357-9055
Edgecombe, Felton Three Phase P.O. Box FH-14391 Nassau, Bahamas 324-2423
Evans, Samuel K. Three Phase P.O. Box EE-15220 Nassau, Bahamas 477-0218
Ferguson, Andrew Three Phase A & T Electric P.O. Box CB-12967 Nassau, Bahamas 392-1938
Fox, Livingston Three Phase Fox Electrical Enterprise P.O. BoxN-4370 Nassau, Bahamas 328-1986
Galanis, Clifford N. Three Phase Galanis Electrical Contractors P.O. Box CB-11123 Nassau, Bahamas 327-6681
Gardiner, Oswald Three Phase Gardiner Electrical P.O. BoxN-9621 Nassau, Bahamas .361-3857
Gibson, Arthur Three Phase A G Electric Company Limited P.O. Box N-8807 Nassau, Bahamas 393-8192
Greene, John Three Phase P.O. Box N-10683 Nassau, Bahamas 341-4937
Hart, Kenneth Three Phase P.O. Box CR-54723 Nassau, Bahamas 357-7385
Heastie, Eugene Three Phase Commonwealth Elect. Contr. Ltd. P.O. Box EE-15223 Nassau, Bahamas 364-2104
Hepburn, Paul Three Phase P.G.A. Electric P.O. Box N-8012 Nassau, Bahamas 356-7239
Hepburn, Shantell Three Phase Supreme Electric P.O. Box SN-50351 Nassau, Bahamas 328-0850
Hudson, Lewis Three Phase P.O. Box F-41846 Freeport, GB 373-6610
Johnston, William Three Phase J & J Electric Limited P.O. AB-20413 Marsh Harbour, Abaco 367-5145
Johnson, George Three Phase' P.O. Box N-8401 Nassau, Bahamas .323-4278
Johnson, Tracey Three Phase T J's Electrical Company P.O. Box SS-19924 Nassau, Bahamas 557-4190
King, Garnet Three Phase P.O. Box N-1490 Nassau, Bahamas 324-1960
King, Kendal Three Phase P.O. Box CB-13585 Nassau, Bahamas 327-2262
Knowles, Kenuth Three Phase Kenuth's Electric P.O. Box CB-13929 Nassau, Bahamas 341-5522
Laing, Kenneth Three Phase P.O. Box F-44925 Freeport, GB 374-7710
Lockhart, Alva C. Three Phase L & L Electric P.O. Box EX-29036 George Town, Exuma 336-2433
Mabon, lan Three Phase Taylor Industries Limited P.O. Box N-4806 Nassau, Bahamas 322-8941
Mabon, Thomas Three Phase Taylor Industries Limited P.O. Box N-4806 Nassau, Bahamas 322-8941
Martinborough, Timothy Three Phase Electrical Services Contractors Ltd. P.O. Box EE-17105 Nassau, Bahamas 393-1079
Mclntosh, Elijah Three Phase P.O. Box EE-15850 Nassau, Bahamas 395-8179
Mclntosh, Peter Three Phase P.O. Box N-8804 Nassau, Bahamas 357-4011
Mclntosh, Sydney Three Phase P.O. Box F-44083 Freeport, Grand Bah. 352-3760
McPhee, Godfrey Three Phase McPhee Electrical Contracting General Delivery Moss Town, Exuma 345-0216
Miller, Lottason Three Phase Miller Light & Electrical Services P.O. Box EE-17221 Nassau, Bahamas 364-7435
Pintard, John A. Three Phase P.O. Box SS-5761 Nassau, Bahamas 361-4036
Pratt, Kevin Three Phase KAP Electrical Contracting P.O. Box CT-30304 Cabbage Pt, Long Is. 337-4024
Rahming, Drexel Three Phase Rahming's Electrical P.O. Box N-7418 Nassau, Bahamas 361-6554
Rolle, Levi Three Phase P.O. Box F-41558 Freeport GB 352-6290
Russell, Jeremy Three Phase Russell's Electric P.O. Box EE-17010 Nassau, Bahamas 364-5993
Sands, Gregory Three Phase New Millenium Electric P.O. Box N-8234 Nassau, Bahamas 361-3274
Storr. Henry Three Phase Henry FStorft Eectric"C. Etd P.O Box NI.945 1 Nassau, Bahamas 393-7777
Storr, Stephen Three Phase Henry F Storr EledtrIc& C td P.O. Box N-945 "' Nassau, Bahamas 393-7777
Stuart, Ma;vin Three Phase Eagle Solutions Limited P.O. Box CR-55440 Nassau, Bahamas 341-5085
Symonette, Christopher Three Phase Innovative Waves Limited P.O. Box CB-12394 Nassau, Bahamas 392-8282
Thurston, Peter Three Phase Infinity Electrical Contracting P.O. Box CR-54481 Nassau, Bahamas 341-7935
Turnquest, Rydell Three Phase Turnquest Electrical Installn. P.O. Box EX-29232 Queens Way, Exuma 336-2293

SINGLE PHASE ELECTRICIANS
NAME LISENCE BUSINESS NAME ADDRESS CITY/ISLAND TELEPHONE
Albury, Deno Single Phase Nu-Way Electric Company Ltd. P.O. Box N-1877 Nassau, Bahamas 393-3558
Andrews, Anthony Single Phase General Delivery Kemps Bay, Andros 369-5143
Bain, Ryan Single Phase P.O. Box SB-52145 Nassau, Bahamas 341-1959
Barrow, Neil Single Phase Gen-Tech Electric P.O. Box FH-14569 Nassau, Bahamas 357-8204
Bethel, Samuel Single Phase P.O. Box AB-20454 Marsh Harbour, AB 367-4949
Brown, Anthon Single Phase P.O. Box FH-14075 Nassau, Bahamas 423-6858
Bowe, Brackston Single Phase Electric City & Appliance P.O. Box CB-13076 Nassau, Bahamas 436-3226
Butler, Yorick Single Phase P.O. Box CB-13625 Nassau, Bahamas 477-1736
Cambridge, Kevin Single Phase P.O. Box 5148 Gregory Town, EL 557-7046
Clarke, Jermaine Single Phase Sontech Electrical Services P.O. Box CR-54053 Nassau, Bahamas 557-8963
Cleare, Willard Single Phase Cleare's Electric P.O. Box 5896 Nassau, Bahamas 325-5792
Davis, Osborne Single Phase Sixteen Electrical Services P.O. Box CB-13096 Nassau, Bahamas 392-4062
Deleveaux, Raphael Single Phase P.O. Box N-8744 Nassau, Bahamas 341-5971
Ferguson, Andrew Single Phase Ferguson Electric General Delivery Fresh Creek, Andros 525-7514
Ferguson, Otis B. Single Phase Megan's Global Vision P:O. Box AN-1991 The Bluff, S. Andros 357-2179
Forbes, Clinton Single Phase Progressive Electrical P.O. Box N-530 Nassau, Bahamas 394-2336
Fox, George Single Phase Fox Electrical Enterprise P.O. Box N-4370 Nassau, Bahamas 328-1956
Gilbert, Michael Single Phase P.O. Bo SB-52030 Nassau, Bahamas 392-8026
Greenslade, Alvin Single Phase P.O. Box N-9595 Nassau, Bahamas 341-2854
Hall, Dwight Single Phase D.L.H. Electric P.O. Box SB50449 Nassau, Bahamas 457-1930
Johnson, Anderson Single Phase Precision Electric Services P.O. Box N-1169 Nassau, Bahamas 364-8567
Johnson, Philip Single Phase Guaranty Engineering & Technical. P.O. Box N-3370 Nassau, Bahamas 357-7350
Johnson, Wilton Single Phase J's Electrical Contractors P.O. Box SS-6189 Nassau, Bahamas 395-6571
Jones, Robert Single Phase Geoffrey Jones & Company Ltd. P.O. Box N-793 Nassau, Bahamas 322-2188
Key, Herbert Single Phase Dove Plaza P.O. Box AB-20458 Marsh Harbour, AB 367-2600
Knowles, Edward Single Phase Flameless Electrical Cont. Ltd. P.O. Box SS-5945 Nassau, Bahamas 338-8787
Mabon, Allan Single Phase Taylor Industries Limited P.O. Box N-4806 Nassau, Bahamas 322-8941
McQueen, Darvin Single Phase General Delivery San Andros, Andros 329-4316
Moree, Bruce Single Phase B.A.M. Electrical Services P.O. Box SS-6536 Nassau, Bahamas 359-2973
Moss, Gladstone Single Phase Stone Construction P.O. Box CR-56955 Nassau, Bahamas 424-0509
Munroe, Derek Single Phase 3-D Electrical Services P.O. Box CB-11994 Nassau, Bahamas 361-0870
Nixon, Samuel Single Phase Sam's Electric Company Ltd. P.O. BoxMT-569 Matthew Town, IN 339-1471
Roberts, Richard P. Single Phase Roberts Electrical & Plumbing P.O. Box AB-22990 Man-O-War Cay, AB 365-6016
Rolle, Bernard Single Phase Rolle's Electrical Install. & Repair P.O. Box CB-13866 Nassau, Bahamas 364-0241
Rolle, Selvyn Single Phase PROLEC P.O. Box N-7509 Nassau, Bahamas 341-8104
Rolle, Wilfred Single Phase Willy's Electric P.O. Box EE-16770 Nassau, Bahamas 361-8152
Russell, Nero Single Phase P.O. Box SS-19546 Nassau, Bahamas 395-4662
Sands, Gary Single Phase P.O. Box EL-26066 Palmetto Point, EL 332-1832
Storr, Terrance Single Phase P.O. Box EE-17934 Nassau, Bahamas. 394-9385
Stuart, Carlington Single Phase P.O. Box AB-20053 Dundas Town, Abaco 375-8050
Taylor, Marlvin Single Phase Marlvin's Electrical P.O. BoxN-10898 Nassau, Bahamas 525-0193
Wells, Stephen Single Phase New Birth Electrical Co. P.O. Box N-10494 Nassau, Bahamas 326-8293


RESTRICTED JOURNEYMEN
NAME ADDRESS CITY/ISLAND TELEPHONE
Albury, Morral P.O. Box Cherokee Sound, Abaco 366-2047
Bullard, James General Delivery Coopers Town, Abaco 365-0593
Cates, Mertland P.O. Box 34 Rock Sound, Eleuthera 334-2260
Evans, Robert P.O. Box 23002 Nicholl's Town, Andros 329-2662
Fox, William P.O. Box F-41344 Freeport, Grand Bahama 352-8505
Hanna, Ralph General Delivery Bailey Town, Bimini 347-2414
Johnson, Cedric General Delivery Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera 334-4178
Lightbourne, Enoch General Delivery Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama 348-3242
Pinder, Rev. Leonard P.O. Box F-43266 Freeport, Grand Bahama 373-1610
Roberts, William P.O. Box F-41199 Freeport, Grand Bahama 352-6611
Rolle, Ken P.O. Box MT-509 Matthew Town, Ingaua 339-1300
Rolle, Samuel P.O. Box c/o N-1605 Freeport, Grand Bahama 352-6611
Swain, Salathiel P.O. Box 20546 Murpy Town, Abaco 359-6191
Sweetng, Edward P.O. Box c/o N-323 Gregory Town, Eleuthera 341-4642


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* By RENALDO
DORSETT
Junior Sports
Reporter
A LOCAL Bahamian col-
legiate basketball player is
receiving the opportunity of
a lifetime: to play for a
national team in the United
States.
Jeremy Barr was named
to the United States' Under
21 select team for the Global
Games Basketball tourna-
ment this weekend in Frisco,
Texas.
This is the sixth edition of
the Global Games and it has
become one of the premiere
international basketball
events played in the United
States.
The tournament targets
the world's top basketball
players ages 21 and under.
This year's tournament
includes teams from Lithua-
nia, Nigeria, Slovenia,
Ukraine, and USA Basket-
ball, Team Africa and the
Texas/USA Select Team
which Barr will be a part of.
Barr created a stir in the
college basketball recruiting
community this summer by
signing with the University
of Southern California after
initially committing to Texas
Tech.
The newest Trojan will
enter his freshman season as
one of the school's most
highly touted recruits, com-
ing from powerhouse West-
bury Christian Academy in
Houston, Texas.
The 6 foot 8 inch power
forward averaged 19 points
and 9 rebounds for the Wild-
cats in his senior season,
drawing interest from a num-
ber of NCAA Division 1 uni-
versities.
He also led the Wildcats
to three straight Texas Asso-
ciation of Private and
Parochial Schools (TAPPS)
state titles, while being
named first team All-State
and a McDonalds All-Amer-
ican nominee.
In a press release,, Global
Games Executive Director
Michael Sorrell explained the
selection process for the
team.
"It was very important to
the selection committee that
we fielded a team with young
men of outstanding integrity
and athletic abilities," he
said. "It was equally impor-
tant to us that we surrounded
these players with coaches
who possessed strong bas-
ketball minds, outstanding
communication skills and
impeccable character. On
both counts, we have accom-
plished our goal."
A number of current NBA
stars have played in the
Global Games, which have
become something of a right
of passage for many players
en route to the next level.
Some Global Games
Alumni include Yao Ming,
Chris Bosh, Deron Williams,
Darko Milicic, Carlos Booz-
er and Caron Butler.


WHAT'S the differ-
ence between the
Ministry of Youth, Sports and
Culture's National Hall of
Fame and the ministry's
Sports Heroes Wall of Fame?
Why can't the two be inter-
twined so that the same faces
placed in the Ministry of
Sports' office be the same that
grace Nassau's International
Airport?
Have you ever noticed that
the two, although implement-
ed by the same ministry, do
not match up with each other?
Is there a different criteria
for being named to the
National Hall of Fame as
there is for being selected to
the Sports Heroes Wall of
Fame?
The Ministry of Sports must
be commended for taking the
initiative of recognising of our
sporting heroes and heroines


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wall


of the past and present.
But I would think that if a
person is enshrined in a
national Hall of Fame, their


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of fame


Sands, basketball executive
Vincent Ferguson, boxing/
cycling star Leonard 'Boston
Blackie' Miller, bodybuilder


"There's enough space on
both sides of the wall to pack it
with our sporting legends. We
have enough who have
excelled at the international
level to achieve the same
recognition as those who are
already there."


performances should have
been noteworthy enough for
them to have their pictures
mounted on a wall of fame.
Take, for example, people
such as disabled athlete John


Kingsley Poitier, multi-talent-
ed Leviticus 'Uncle Lou'
Adderley, Charlie Major Sr
and Roderick Simms all
have been inducted into the
Hall of Fame.


However, they have not
been included in the list for
the Wall of Fame.
And when you consider the
accomplishments they've
made, there are some others
who should have been consid-
ered for inclusion.
Long jumper Shonel Fergu-
son, who paved the way for
the success our women are
now achieving in athletics,
along with discus/shot putter
Bradley Cooper and Lavern
Eve two long-time national
icons have been left out.
High jumper Troy Kemp
should also be considered.
There's enough space on
both sides of the wall to pack
it with our sporting legends.
We have enough who have
excelled at the international
level to achieve the same
recognition as those who are
already there.
We don't want a repeat case


of where we rushed to hon-
our Andre Rodgers, the first
Bahamian to play in the Major
League, just after he died.
This is the Bahamas, and
there isn't any reason why
more attention can't be placed
on giving our athletes as much
exposure as we can.
The wall of fame is the ide-
al spot because it exposes our
athletes to a wide range of
people, not just Bahamians,
but the countless amount of
visitors who pass through the
airport on their arrival here.
Many of the visitors who
have had the opportunity to
view these athletes in action
would be able to identify them
and see how much they are
appreciated on their home
soil.
So let's add as many of
those athletes who are deserv-
ing of the honor to the wall of
fame.


Betty Kelly Kenning Aquatic



Centre chance for youngsters


* By RENALDO DORSETT
Junior Sports Reporter -
HUNDREDS of young, aspiring
swimmers are being given the oppor-'
tunity to learn at the nation's top swim-
ming facility this summer.
The swimming sector of the Ministry
of Youth, Sports and Culture's Sum-
mer Programme is teaching youngsters
learning to swim and is also fostering'
the development of swimming as a com-
petitive sport among a wider variety of
young athletes.
Kevin Colebroke, Manager for the
Betty Kelly Kenning Aquatic Center
said the swimming segment of the Min-
istry's program has been highly antici-


pated by campers and administrators
alike.
"The swimming sector is something
we have high hopes for and something
we have a lot invested in," he said, "We
wish to see more people take advan-
tage of this facility."

Dispel
Colebrooke said they. want to dispel
the misconception of the Aquatic Cen-
ter being open to only a select few.
"We want to develop an interest in
swimming among many kids'that may
not have an opportunity to come here to
swim throughout the year," he said.
He added that, while the main goal is


teaching hundreds of youngsters how
to swim, coaches and instructors also
would like to find a number of campers
with a deep-rooted interest in swim-
ming.
"What we hope to achieve out of this
is that by the time these kids leave here
we anticipate that over 80 per cent of
them will successfully. learn how to
swim," he said. "What we're also trying
to do here is to keep their interest, we
hope to target the ones who we think
have potential and encourage them to
continue."
On a given day the Aquatic Center
hosts nearly 1,000 swimmers which
Colebrooke said can be a challenge at
times to monitor.


"We have done a good job of ensur-
ing that the people we have hired are
capable of effectively protecting these
kids while imparting basic swimming
skills," he said.

Instructors
"We have a number of qualified
swimming instructors here and other
instructors are swimmers themselves.'"
He said the programme can act as
the beginning of a feeder system for
young swimmers.
"As time goes on we hope to see
more and more of these children com-
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* By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
THE dream for a 6-foot-5
14-year-old Bahamian girl
came true yesterday, when
one of the top- ranked High
School's in Houston, Texas,
recruited her to play her
favourite sport.
Waltia Rolle was awarded
a full scholarship to the West-
bury Christian High School in
Houston, Texas, for the sport
of basketball, after meeting
up with former Olympic
champion Frank Rutherford.

Campus
Although the meeting took
place three months ago while
Rolle was walking casually
around her school's campus,
Rutherford jumped at the
opportunity to help her excel.
Rutherford got the ball
rolling, finalising all negotia-
tions and arrangements, yes-
terday.
Rolle, who is currently in
enrolled at CR Walker Sec-


ondary, opted not to play bas-
ketball for the school after her
grade point average dropped.
Moving into grade 11 at
Westbury, Rolle is expecting
to improve on her skills, so
she can excel and hopefully
make a lasting impression on
the coaches.
She said: "I am extremely
grateful to Frank Rutherford
and the coaches at the school
for awarding me the scholar-
ship. This a great opportunity
for me and my main goal is to
make my country and family
proud.
"I love sports, especially
basketball, and I was always
confident that I would be
awarded a scholarship, but I
never knew it would have hap-
pened while I was still fresh
in high school.
"My dream is to go off to
school and play basketball, but
playing on the high school lev-
el in the United States is an
accomplishment. I know that I
will learn a lot from this
school."
Rolle has never played on


the national level, but she has
helped the HO Nash Lions
win three straight junior girls
championship titles.
Her dad, Maxwell Rolle,
believes that his daughter has
a special gift from God and
he is really happy that her
dreams are coming true.

Blessing
.He said: "This scholarship
is a blessing from God, I am
really thankful to the persons
involved in making her
dreams come true.
"This is my only daughter,
so I will be travelling with her.
She is precious to me. When I
found out about the scholar-
ship I got really emotional.
"I always support her, I
attend a fair amount of her
games, so knowing that she
will be playing on a higher lev-
el makes me feel better."
Rolle will leave for school
in August, and starts on
August 5th. The basketball
season starts in November and
finishes in February.


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Athlete rests to focus mentally on race


WITH no major track and field meet
being held before the World Champi-
onships, Dominic Demeritte has decided to
"take it easy".
Although he is still training a light jog
daily Demeritte has four days to relax
before heading to Helsinki, Finland, for
the 10th annual IAAF games on August
6th-14th.
The rest and relaxation will help him
prepare for the strenuous rounds of the
200m, in which he hopes to better his time.
According to the national record holder
and gold medallist at the 2003 World
Indoor Championships, a period of rest is
good for any athlete, helping them to focus
mentally on the race.

Coach
"Sometimes you just need a day or two
to relax, so this is what I am doing on the
advice of my coach, Henry Rolle," said
Demeritte.
"Looking back at my performance at
the CAC games I am in need of it. But I
am not fully relaxed, I still have work-out
sessions but they're not as hard as they
could be.
"I do a light jog here and there. Working
on my start, making sure that I execute
properly."
At the Colinalmperial Central Ameri-


can and Caribbean games, Demeritte ran a
time of 20.84 seconds in the preliminary
round for a first place finish and second
fastest time.
Lining-up in heat three for the semi-
finals, Demeritte managed a time off 20.54
seconds.
This time had lined him in the hunt for a
gold medal, but a sluggish start and slow
reaction to the gun in the finals forced him
to settle for the bronze.
The bronze time was 20.47 seconds. The
winning time, by Usain Bolt, was 20.03
seconds. Trinidad and Tobago's Aaron
Armstrong ran 20.35 seconds.
He said: "I was really disappointed with
my performance, at least my start. I didn't
get a good start and that cost me.
"My start was sc -nething I was really
concerned about, inning through the
rounds had built up ii,' confide,, .
"After I saw the start by the other run-
ners I knew I had to run the curb hard. I
tried to shoot off the curve with good form
to ensure that I would still be in the mix of
the race."
Demeritte believes opting to travel to
Helsinki before the Bahamian delegation
will also help.
He will have a week to train in Finland,
adjusting to the country's climate.
The 200m is set for August 9th, the
fourth day of competition, The first heat


will take off at 12.20pm, with the quarter
finals taking place at 7.25pm that after-
noon.
"It is always good to go up there and
adjust before the meet so me and my coach
will leave for Finland on Sunday," said
Demeritte.
"I will train up there, trying to adjust to
the weather. Who knows what might hap-
pen, one day it might rain, so adjusting is
always a key factor."

Bronze
Demeritte was a part of the 4xl00m
team that ran to a 39.08 seconds for a
bronze medal, a time that was 700 of a
seconds short of a first World Champi-
onships qualification for the Bahamas in
."c event.
A disappointed Demeritte believes that
the team would have been able to qualify,
if the CAC games wasn't held so close to
the World Championships.
"We would have qualified, no doubt
about that," said Demeritte.
"Our main thing was competition. The
race was the first one for the year and that
came so late. If we could have ran in sev-
eral other meets we would have qualified."
The relays are set for August 12th with
the finals August 13th.


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SECTION


Sermons, Church Activities, Awards


Patronal Festival
See Page 2C


Ministers' wives,


widows


worship God in


'Sin


City'


* By PETURA BURROWS
Tribune Feature Writer
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, better
known as 'Sin City', is an unlikely
place to host a religious conference.
But a group of ministers' wives and
widows from the Bahamas now know
that even the most unusual location
can be the ideal place to worship and
praise God.
A delegation of 77 Bahamians,
including members of the Bahamas
Association of Ministers' Wives and
Widows, a few husbands and pastors'
kids (PKs), recently returned from
the international association's 65th
annual convention in Las Vegas.
Vernita Josey, who serves as both
the president of the Bahamas Associ-
ation of Ministers' Wives and Wid-
ows, as well as vice-president of the
Inter-Continental Region of the inter-
national association (which includes
all countries outside of the United
States), described her Las Vegas expe-
rience as a "memorable blessing". She
is currently serving her second term.
Holding a conference in Las Vegas,
says Mrs Josey, is like fulfilling the
mandate of Christians to be the "light
in the darkness".
The delegation from the Bahamas,
with their sisters around the world,
brought that light to some 1,200
strong.
Sister Josey tells Tribune Religion:
"Like someone remarked during the
conference, there are believers in Las
Vegas, there are Christians in Las
Vegas and there are a whole lot of
persons who love the Lord there. You
can find sin in every country, but here
it is in Las Vegas, there are.people
who love the Lord and they wanted to
have this conference there and it was
a blessing because people saw us and
they saw the difference."
According to the president, every-
where her group went they sought to


share the word of God and let people
know who they were and who they
represented, especially since they were
surrounded by an endless number of
casinos and many aspects of "non-
Christian" living while in Las.Vegas.
The theme for this year's conven-
tion was "Keeping the Vision Going:
Reaching Out, Reclaiming, Retain-
ing".
Most of the sessions, says Sister
Josey, were geared towards the
empowerment of women.
"This year, we really dealt a lot with
us as a sisterhood really making the
difference, transforming lives wher-
ever we go. Not to major in the minor
things you know, like our president
(Dr Janie Charles Holmes) often says,
'don't sweat the small stuff'.
"But there are sisters in our midst


who are going through so many chal-
lenges and she (president) feels that
we ought to be there to help them to
overcome these challenges.," she says.
Sister Josey was the speaker at the
President's Breakfast, held in.honour
of Dr Holmes.
One of the topics raised ht the con-
vention dealt with the responsibility of
a minister's wife in the leadership of
the church.
According to Sister Josey,, a minis-
ter's wife should be his "number one
supporter", and is also called by God
to stand with her husband.
"It is so important to be there for
that man that God has set as a leader
in the church," she says. "You ought
to be his number one supporter... If
there is something you need to criti-
cise, then do it constructively and in


love, and not in the presence of others.
"Your duty is to first be loyal to
your husband and then she can extend
your boundaries once you've already
done that taking care of him, making
sure that if he has somethin to do,
then you be thFe to supSf him,
she adds.
According to the president, there
are more than 200 ministers' wives
and widows registered with the
Bahamas association, yet there
remains many wives and widows who
have still not expressed an interest in
joining the group.
While she acknowledges that there
may be a level of contention between
some wives, Sister Josey is confident
that those who are involved in the
local association uphold a spirit of uni-
ty, where each person bears one


another's burdens.
"To be honest with you, those who
are really a part of this organisation
have really bonded together," she
says. "When something happens to
qne it spreads like wild fire, every-
body gets on fe ialwoadhlif'd tries
to be there to support that one sister.
We are there for each other."
And while a minister's wife may do
well on her own without the assistance
of others, Sister Josey believes that it
is fellowship with individuals who are
acquainted with her concerns and
have personally dealt with certain
issues that can help that minister's
wife cope with the sometimes daunt-
ing task of pastoring alongside her

See PRAISE, Page 7C


'In our country; most



fathers are worthy men


"IN our country, most fathers are wor-
thy men." These were the words of Rev
Father James Moultrie, Rector of St
Matthew's Anglican Church as he greet-
ed the fathers of the historic parish on
Sunday.
St Matthew's, the oldest edifice in the
Bahamas, is celebrating 203 years of ded-
ication this year.
A part of this year's celebrations includ-
ed the recognition of eight dedicated sons
of the historic church, who were hon-
oured in a special mass. Joining this list of
honourees were Milo Butler Jr, Dustin
Babbs, Robert Isaacs, Fredrick Raham-
ing, Carl Francis Smith, Herbert Thomp-
son, Dr George White and Jonathan
Mycklewhyte.
The morning was filled with all smiles
and joy as fathers also received a special
treat from the women of the parish, who
sang for the men.
Father Moultrie pointed out that


Eight 'dedicated sons' of St Matthew's Anglican
Church are honoured in special mass as historic
church celebrates 203 years of dedication


"They are there
when they celebrate
joy and when they
face sadness. They
are there to lift them
up when they fall."
-Rev Fr James Moultrie


fathers make a point to be there for their
children. "They are there when they cel-
ebrate joy and when they face sadness.
They are there to lift them up when they.
fall."
He said that fatherhood is all about
love.
St Matthew's celebrated its feast of
dedication on Monday, July 18. Agd on
Sunday, Fathers Ivan Eldon and Joseph
Mycklewhyte, sons of the parish, cele-
brated the 7.15am mass. Rev Angela

See FATHERS, Page 2C


ble BboaiPMft Shop


* A DELEGATION of 77 Bahamians (some pictured) recently returned from the Bahamas Association of
Ministers' Wives and Widows 65th annual convention in Las Vegas.


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Ptronal iiFest Ivl


ST Margaret's Anglican
Church, Kemp Road, will cel-
ebrate its Patronal Festival on
Sunday, July 24. Three ser-
vices will be held: the first at
7am, by Celebrant and
Preacher Archdeacon I Ran-
furly Brown; the second ser-
vice will begin at 9.30am and
will be led by Celebrant and
. Pr-eaere-r--F-a-the-r--Joseph


Mycklewhyte; the final ser-
vice, which will contain the
Solemn Eveningsong, Sermon,
Procession and Benediction
led by Preacher Father Laish
Boyd, will begin at 3.30pm.
St Margaret's Anglican
Church invites all former
members and friends of the
Parish to join in these festivi-
. -tie s .. . ........ ... ..... ..


* MILO Butler Jr and daughter during the recognition service. Mr Butler served as Speaker of
the House of Assembly and on several government boards. He also served as MP for Pinedale from
1977 to 1992. Shown presenting the gift to Mr Butler is Steven Mitchell (far left).


Fathers (From page IC)


Palacious and Rev Beryl Higgs, daughters of
the parish, celebrated the 10.30am mass.
The 203 celebration continues this weekend


.. .. .....


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when the St Matthew's Players put on a talent
night of songs and singing with "Da Funeral".


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* By CLEMENT JOHNSON
hrist Church Cathedral
was packed on Sunday
as parishioners, family
members and well wish-
ers gathered to celebrate
the 30th anniversary of priesthood of
Dean Patrick Adderley.
The service was a mass of jubila-
tion and praise, and was part of a
series of activities organised by a spe-
cial committee, spearheaded by Ron
Clarke, the Dean's Warden.
According to Barbara Hanna-Cox,
the People Warden, church members
were happy to honour their pastor.
Dean Adderley has been at the
cathedral since February 13, 1998 and
has gained the love and trust of parish-
ioners over the past seven years.
"We felt the need to share with the
Dean and his family on such a
momentous occasion. All groups in


the church got together and decided to
celebrate mass on July 13, the actual
date of the anniversary," said Mrs
Hanna-Cox. "It was also decided that
instead of three masses on Sunday,
there would only be one, which would
allow all Cathedral members the
opportunity to worship as a commu-
nity."
The special mass was followed by a
reception.
The sermon was delivered by Dean
Adderley, who thanked his family,
parishioners and friends, and shared
his own journey of faith with the con-
gregation, in the form of stories.
He said he used the method of sto-
ry telling in the same way that Jesus
told his followers stories. And like
Jesus he tried to challenge his con-
gregation to live lives pleasing to God.
The Very Reverend Patrick Adder-
ley is the son of the late Mr and Mrs
Nathaniel Adderley. He was born and


raised in New Providence and attend-
ed St Barnabas Church.
Dean Adderley was graduated from
St John's College, and later studied
at the House of Sacred Mission in Kel-
ham, England. He holds a bachelor's
degree in theology from the Univer-
sity of Nottingham, England, and com-
pleted his post graduate studies in
education at St Martin's College Lan-
caster.
The Dean was ordained a deacon in
1974 and served his diaconate with
the Society of the Sacred Mission,
Quermore Park, Lancaster.
On July 13, 1975 he was ordained to
the Sacred Priesthood and served in
the Parishes of St John and St Peter,
Abaco, and taught at the high school
there.
From 1978 to 1982, Dean Adder-
ley served as parish priest at the
Church of the Good Shepherd, Pin-
der's Point, along with the Church of


St Jude, Smith's Point, Grand
Bahama.
In addition to parish ministry, Dean
Adderley taught at the Freeport
(Anglican) High School, where he
served as chaplain and senior master.
Dean Adderley was appointed prin-
cipal of St Anne's High School in 1983
and served in that capacity for 10
years. In addition, he served in the
parishes of All Saints, Joan's Heights;
Christ the King, Ridgeland Park; and
St Christopher's Lyford Cay.
In 1993, Dean Adderley was
appointed deputy director of educa-
tion for Anglican schools and served
as coordinator of the Endowment
Fund. He currently serves as chair-
man of the Anglican Central Educa-
tion Authority.
He was installed as the eighth, (and
second Bahamian-born) Dean of
Christ Church Cathedral on Febru-
ary 13, 1998.


Safeguarding



wellness of the soul


* By REV ANGELA
PALACIOUS
WE need to safeguard the
wellness of our own souls and
that of the next generation: the
health of the inner being, peace
of mind, contentment, passion
for living.
We need to know what chal-
lenges us and inspires us.
Let us pray like Hannah with
the fervency and intensity that
our nation will be made up of
persons of prayer. We have to
pray for others who cannot
comprehend or articulate their
own spiritual experiences. We
sailed on ships in the decks or
in the hold to get here in order
to make the desert bloom.
Why not write down three
things that you do to protect
your sanity, to restore your dig-
nity, revive your spirit and safe-
guard the wellness of your soul.
Often, we do not give ourselves
recovery time, and vacation
time spent shopping from
morning until evening is no rest
time at all.
What three things threaten
the wellness of your soul?
If you do not eat properly
and on time, if you do not exer-
cise, if you do not pray, if you
feed an addiction, if you over-
work, overspend, such things
undermine your equilibrium.
How are you applying what
you have learnt from educa-
tion, revelation, inspiration,'
and experience? If you are able
to read this meditation you are
listed among the literate of the
world. How are you contribut-
ing to the enlightenment of our
people? How are you positive-
ly influencing those around
you?
Can we teach our children


how to surrender those things
that cannot be changed by us
and not slip into despair? Can
they be taught to creatively
occupy themselves with appro-
priate activities while they are
waiting for God to show them
how to build a life for them-
selves? Can we model for them
the forgiveness that permits
healthy relationships to still
occur after deep wounding?
How frequently do we say
the following?
I am sorry, please forgive me.
You have hurt me very bad-
ly but I choose to forgive you.
I am grateful for our rela-
tionship.
Can we teach them this level


of sensitive and honest com-
munication?
Imagine that you are a
weaned child on your mother's
lap, then, transfer the thought
to sitting on God's lap with no
desire for anything to be still
in the presence of God.
Machines must recover or go
down when they are in need of
a rest.
How we do we offer the
example of inner quietness?
On the other hand, do we
laugh and smile? Are we pleas-
ant to be around? Do they see
the joy of the Lord in us?
Ponder these things and then
intentionally safeguard the
wellness of your soul.


MEDITATION


M REV ANGELA PALACIOUS


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THURSDAY, JULY 21, 200o, PAL(- /t,


RELIGION




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W1 f the pe ec ion


iBy REV JAMES
MOULTRIE

You, therefore, must be per-
fect, as your heavenly Father is
erfect
l (Matt.5:48).

S ,he Bible spends
i some time in con-
versation about
pi erfection.
Toward the close
pf His most significant body of
teaching, the Sermon on the
Mount, Jesus says the words or
Our text. There is nothing
ambiguous about that. Perfec-
ttion is the ideal condition, the
state of grace and bliss in which
we seek to imitate the Creator,
and Jesus tells us how to begin
the process. He first warns us
that obedience to the Old Law
lis not sufficient.
Fidelity to the Ten Com-
'mandments is not sufficient,
.contrary to popular belief. In a
Series of references to the old
!law, Jesus proves that they are
:'not sufficient. Jesus said, "You
' have heard it said... You shall
Inot commit adultery; you shall
inot steal, you shall not bear
False witness; you shall love
youf'neighbour as yourself..."
In them Jesus gives a summary
of the morality of Israel, the
level of perfection then, from
Moses onward. The keeping of
the law was what made a per-
son good. But then Jesus comes
along, as He often did, and said
it was not good enough just to
obey the Ten Commandments.
He gives new laws which sig-
nificantly modify the old law.

Radical

Jesus gives new, radical laws,
in each case almost reversing
the old law. This is the new per-
fection. Then He introduces
the new level of perfection in
the words of our text. He was
saying that we should be like


God as far as humanly possible.
We should emulate God not
for our own pleasure but
because our efforts represent
the will of God. Perfection is
not intended to create a super
human being, but rather to
reflect the perfect will of God.
But Jesus is no utopian; He
knows that we are imperfect
beings, but that does not mean
that we should not reach for
perfection.

Perfection

There is only one person in
the Bible who became a
byword for perfection: Job.
"There was a man in the land
of Uz whose name was Job,
and that man was blameless
and upright, one who feared
God and turned from evil"
(Job 1:1). Ironically, his
uprightness was the cause of
his troubles. His friends
assumed that trouble naturally
followed sin; it was punishment
and therefore whatever hap-
pened to Job was deserved. But
it was not imperfection that
cause Job trouble, it was per-
fection. The ultimate wisdom
of Job is that his blessings came
not from his own merit but the
mercy of God, and his curses
not from his own fault, but
from the power of God. Some-
times God needs to get our
attention! The test for Job, and
for us, is whether in the face
of adversity he would be stead-
fast. It all had to do with his
faith in God. That is what Job
meant when he said, "I know
that my Redeemer liveth and
that He shall stand at the latter
day. And though worms
destroy this body, yet in my
flesh shall I see God."
Job was a study in steadfast-
ness, in faithfulness, and in the
hope of glory in the face of
despair. He tried to live a per-
fect life in the midst of imper-
fection. We live in an imper-


fect world, in fact we live in a
corrupt world. We learn to live
-with imperfection. We see the
result of imperfection and a
turning away from God...vio-
lence, poverty, sickness and
new strands of diseases and
invasions of our homes and our
privacy. These are all indica-
tions of imperfection and cor-
ruption.

Paradise

Any fool can live in Paradise;


it ought to be easy: no right or
wrong, no sin or error, no com-
promises, anything goes. Any
fool can live in utopia, but
utopia does not exist anywhere
in our world.

Corrupt

This is not paradise; this is
the real world, and it is not an
entirely pretty place. But it is in
such a corrupt world that we
are called by Jesus to perfec-
tion. It will be difficult, but


obtainable, with the help of
God. This is a call to faithful-
ness to God and His will for
us. Job did not do anything
spectacular; he was rewarded
for his faithfulness and consis-
tency in serving God. And that
work is never done; we will be
spiritually challenged as long
as we live.

Founding

That was foremost in the
minds of the founding fathers
of this church. Matthew was
not perfect, but Jesus saw
something in him and called
him. Matthew's march toward
perfection began when he got
up and left everything and fol-
lowed Jesus. He was not a sym-
bol of perfection, far from it.
In fact he was of all men most
despised for being in collusion
with the Roman occupiers. But
Jesus saw something unique in
this slick tax collector and
called him to higher service.
Unlike Job, Matthew was seen
by the followers of Jesus as
most unworthy of His call. But
Jesus looked beyond his faults
and saw his need, and he does
the same for us. Some may
believe that we are not worthy
of the call of God either, but
Jesus looks not with human
eyes. It is clear that his call of
Matthew as not a mistake.
This church as been a bea-
con of hope in this community
for 203 years. That is no small
achievement. This church
humanised many who were
dehumanised and showed them
the way to the Kingdom of
Heaven. And it continues to
do that. The ministries of this
church to the poor and vulner-
able are in the tradition of
Jesus. We not only care for the
aged, but we feed the hungry,
give them clothing, and give
them medical assistance. And
we do so in the name of Jesus,
not worrying about their reli-


gious affiliation, or even
whether they have a church
home or not. We do not try to
convert anyone; we just do
what Jesus did! We are con-
vinced that no one is beyond
the reach of God and His
redemptive grace.
And so we come, this
evening, in all our imperfec-
tions and unworthiness to
renew our faith in a Good and
Gracious God who has been.
perfect in his response to our
failures and requires our per-
fection in our response to Him.
By His grace and mercy we can
achieve that too. Today we
pride ourselves on the recov-
ery of this church as a healing
community for the disadvan-
taged in our world. Healing
ministries, pastoral teams, and
mutual support groups can
flourish in this community if
we reach for the perfection to
which Jesus calls us in our text.
It falls to us in this generation
to keep the vision of St
Matthew's alive. It is for us to
challenge ourselves to the per-
fection to which we are called
in a world beset with so many
imperfections and corruption.

Imperfect

We may be just like
Matthew: sinful and imperfect.
But God looks beyond our
imperfections and our faults
and He calls us anyway. The
question for each of us as we
celebrate this important mile-
stone is: will we reach for the
perfection which God wants us
to have? What will each of us
do now and in the future? Jesus
says to us again, "You, there-
fore, must be perfect, as your
Heavenly Father is perfect".
Reach for it tonight!

Rev James Moultrie is the
Rector of St Matthew's Angli-
can Church.


Souls (From page 3C)

Teams from churches within the community will be partici-
pating in an effort to foster togetherness, strengthen ties with
the island's youth and bring them together in a comfortable envi-
ronment.
Our message is a simple one, says Ms Cartwright. "God has a
plan for your life. The word life does not only encompass the spir-
itual man but it includes the physical man, the emotional man, the
mental capabilities, and so much more."
"Restoration", as the name implies, is described by organisers
as a "life changing" conference. It is designed to bring about a
"reality check" and a revival in the souls, hearts and minds of
everyone who attends.
Leading in worship will be Psalmist Eileen Johnson from the
Church of God Cathedral; and Bishop Charles Gardiner will be
the conference speaker.
"Restoration" kicks off next Friday night with a praise and
worship service.
The Sports Day will be held on Saturday, July 30, from 10am-
5pm at the ball park, and includes egg and spoon and balloon burst
races, and volleyball. The prize game will be basketball, when local
church teams will be vying for a floating trophy.
On Sunday morning, a service will be held at Light House
Church of God, and on Sunday night the conference will culminate
with. a Grand Gospel Concert. The masters of ceremony will be
Picewell "The Down Home Boy" Forbes and Dwight Armbris-
ter.



Praise (From page 1C)


nusoano.
Moreover, this fellowship
with other ministers' wives is
an opportunity for that woman
to do something for herself for
a change.
Sister Josey, who serves as
leader of the Intercessory Min-
istry, Director of Christian
Education and Consultant for
Women's Affairs at Common-
wealth Mission Baptist Church,
where her husband Rev
Arnold Josey is pastor, knows
firsthand the demands of a pas-
tor's wife.
Speaking of her own experi-
ence, Sister Josey hopes to
encourage other wives and wid-


ows of ministers to join the
association: "I always tell them
this is something for you,
because when I came into min-
istry with my husband it was
challenging for me. Those
women who have already
blazed the trail helped me to
overcome some situations.
"So I tell them this is some-
thing I went into for myself.
People are drawing from us all
the time, we need a place to
draw from. When we come
together we draw strength from
each other, because when I lis-
ten someone has already been
through that so they can help
me get through it."


I N SIG

For the 0stri esbehind


Live recording concert will be


spirit empowering, life changing,


foot stomping and heart fixing'


WITH the mission of propagating the
gospel through many diverse styles of
music, Kemuel Gardiner and Surrender is
a vibrant group of young people in pursuit
of changing their generation.
The group was the dream of director
Kemuel Gardiner, and with God's help it
became a reality in November of 2001.
The now 14-member group is compiled of
young people that are members through-
out the Church of God. After just over
three years of existence, Gardiner, the
visionary and driving force behind the
ensemble, has led the group in releasing
two singles that are popular on local Chris-
tian radio; the contemporary gospel "I
Won't Settle" and most recently the reggae
inspired "Our God Is Awesome."
Surrender is preparing for a live record-
ing on Friday, July 22, under the theme
"Ready To Die."


According to Gardiner, this thought pro-
voking theme was chosen because the clear
vision of Surrender at this time is to push
Christians and non-Christians alike to set-
tle for nothing less than the best of what
God has to offer.

Christians
"We are called as Christians to live a
Luke 9:23 life and die daily to all selfish
ambitions so that the divine will of God can
be accomplished in the earth, said Gar-
diner. "As people in general we need to
strive to go far above and beyond the lev-
els of mediocrity that contemporary society
may set for us."
Through the medium of music, Surren-
der seeks to encourage and motivate the
body of Christ by using a mixture of vari-
ous genres of music. All of the songs that


the group uses to minister are Gardiner's
original compositions. From reggae to rock
and roll, from contemporary gospel to pure
worship music, ministering to the
"churched" and harvesting the
"unchurched" on a level that can be under-
stood is their goal.
"It is our hope that our music penetrates
the soul and our lyrics change the charac-
ter and lifestyle of every individual that
listens to what God is saying thorough us,"
said Gardiner.
"We desire to be Godpleasers not men-
pleasers! As a result, when the seasons
change, so will the style and approach to
evangelism."
The live recording concert, which Gar-
diner promises will be "spirit empower-
ing, life changing, foot stomping and heart
fixing," will be held at the Diplomat Cen-
tre at 7pm.


* REV JAMES MOULTRIE


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