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Police investigate

after shootings


* By TIFFANY GRANT and
DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Staff Reporters
THE discovery of two bod-
ies in a. hotel room at Bimini
Saturday has residents con-
cerned and police conducting
an extensive investigation.
The bodies of Bernhard
Bolzano, 34, and Barbara Frelln
von Perfall, 32, both of Austria,
who arrived in Bimini on Thurs-
day for a short visit, were dis-
covered around 12.36pm in
Room 6 at the Blue Water
Resort and marina in Alice
Town, Bimini. Both had been
shot to death.
It was reported that a maid
discovered the bodies when she
went to clean the room. The
couple's hotel'room door was
locked, however the sliding
door, although closed, was not
locked.
Mr Bolzano's hands were tied
behind his back. He was found
on the floor.
Ms von Perfall was found on
one of the two beds with a
wound to the head, and a bullet
wound to the stomach.
According to an employee at


the Anchorage Hotel, the cou-
ple was scheduled to check-out
that morning.
Police are trying to deter-
mine the motive for the shoot-
ing. However, it does not
appear to be a robbery. Accord-
ing to reports, a "nice watch"
was still on the bureau in the
room.
The two bodies were flown
to Nassau, where an autopsy
will be performed.
A team of officers firom'Nas-
sau and Grand Bahama is in
Bimini investigating the deaths.
Assistant Commissioner of
Police Reginald Ferguson, who
flew to Bimini yesterday morn-
ing, returning to Nassau later
that day, said the police will
hold a press conference this
morning to make an official
statement.
Minister of Tourism Obie
Wilchcombe, MP for Bimini,
told The Tribune that he will
not comment on the matter if it
will affect the tourist industry.
"Any incident, whether a
homicide or poor behaviour,
can hurt the industry," he said.
SEE page 14


$100,000 of cocaine seized


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT United States
Customs officials seized 10 kilos
of cocaine with an estimated
street value of $100,000
onboard a Continental airline
flight at Grand Bahama Inter-
national Airport Sunday.
Shortly after leaving the gate


around 8.15am in preparation
for take off, the Control Tower
recalled Continental Airline
flight 9273 for Fort Lauderdale
to returned to the gate. Cus-
toms officials searched the
plane and discovered 20 pounds
of cocaine in a black bag.
No one was arrested. Police
are continuing their investiga-
tions into the matter.


VoIP 'could cut BTC


profits in half


AN American visitor was arrested at Nassau
International Airport shortly after 11lam yesterday
as he checked in to catch a flight back to his home
in Los Angles.
According to police, a small quantity of marijua-
na was found.
The visitor was taken into police custody.
Police are also investigating two armed robberies.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Reginald Fer-
guson said that Narron Pratt of Colony Village was
held up by a gunman. He told police that he had
been robbed of $580.
At 9.35pm Saturday a merchant of the Olde
Towne Mall Marine station was held up by a gun-
man and robbed of an undetermined amount of
cash.


* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE introduction of the Voice over
Internet protocol could cut the profits
of Bahamas Telecommunications
Company by at least $45 million,
according to Works and Utilities Min-
ister Bradley Roberts.
The VoIP technology, which allows
users to make long distance calls over
the Internet, is a considerable chal-
lenge to the company, he said.
A Sunday guest on Parliament
Street, Mr Roberts told hosts Fayne
Thompson and Anthony Delaney that
there is no way BTC would be able to
compete with VoIP.


He explained that while most long
distance rates are around 99 cents for
three minutes, VoIP offers rates of
one or two cents per minute. Such low
fares can be offered because the com-
pany has no operating costs.
'"How can you deal with a company
which has no operating cost?" he
asked.
Mr Roberts said there is no way to
recapture that market share. He not-
ed that BTC's profits from long dis-
tance calls are around $90 million.
If implemented VoIP could cut that
profit in half. "That is a serious mat-
ter," said Mr Roberts.
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* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
JULY, 2005 has been the
most active month for any
storm season, said Bahamian
meteorologist Geoffrey
Greene.
He warned Bahamians that
they cannot lower their guard
when it comes to hurricane pre-
paredness.
"This month has been the
most active ever," he said. At
the moment, Mr Greene said
his department is monitoring
two tropical storms, Franklin
and Gert.
According to Mr Greene,
tropical storm Franklin is slow-
ly making its way toward
Bermuda and should pose no
threat to the Bahamas unless
it makes a southern loop back.
Meanwhile, tropical depres-
sion Gert appears to be head-
ing straight toward Mexico. It
was expected to make landfall
last night. That country is
expected to experience heavy
rainfall along its coast.

Conditions
Mr Greene said the
Bahamas might experience
some weather conditions such
as thunderstorms as a result of
the systems, but should not
have a direct hit. However, he
stressed that the Met office
continues to monitor these
storms closely.
He warned the public against
falling into a false sense of secu-
rity, and said Bahamians must
ensure that they have the nec-
essary precautions in place such
as hurricane shutters, flash-
lights, batteries radios, food and
nmedic, supplies, ,,
"We need Bahamians to be
on alert, in case the country
experiences a direct hit."
Mr Greene said that this sea-


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tions of being especially would consist of 13 named season," he warned.
active, storms, seven hurricanes, with The month of September,
"The fact that we are already three being intense category which last year experienced
up to 'g' on the name list shows three or stronger. hurricanes Frances and Jeanne,
that it has been very active 'Already, Mr Greene noted is traditionally the most active
because we. usually are the countryh.as experienced month ofthe1season.
not this far down in July," he even namedstorms with hur- The named storms for 2005
said. ricane Dennis reaching cate- have included so far: Arlene,
In April of this year, noted gory four strength. Bret, Cindy Dennis, Emily,
meteorologist Dr William Gray "We still have August, Sep- Franklin and Gert.


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HUNDREDS of family and
friends gathered at St Matthew's
Anglican Church Saturday after-
noon for the funeral of Bahamian
real estate pioneer John R Morley.
Mr Morley, 72, died at his Mon-
tagu foreshore home on Sunday
after suffering from a brain
tumour. He had been ill for nine
months.
Persons from all walks of life
and political affiliations filled the
church as dozens more strained to
hear from speakers outside.
While the congregation
acknowledged the many accom-
plishments he made in his profes-
sional life as head of Morley Real-
ty, notably his partnership in
Marathon Mall and the develop-
ment of Westridge Estates and
South Westridge, it was his role
as husband, father and friend that
persons remembered most fondly.
His youngest daughter Sara
Morley, described the incredible
bond she and her father shared,
saying that he had always been
her hero. She said her father was
always there for all of his children
and cherished each one.
She also said that her father had
passed his love for his country and
fascination with the water on to
her. Her sister Tara said that while
it might appear tragic to lose a
father so young, she preferred the
21 years she had with him to 100
years with another man for a


Speakers pay


tribute to real


estate pioneer


father. She spoke of the love her
parents, married for 23 years,
shared and said she was very lucky
to have grown up in such a won-
derful home.

Passion
As tributes given by his closest
friends revealed, Mr Morley's
great passion was fishing and the
beautiful waters of the Bahamas.
Printed on the last page of the
funeral booklet was a picture of
Mr Morley on his boat with the
simple words underneath, "Gone
Fishing."
Godfrey Kelly said of his friend,
"his was a life well lived and ful-
filled", and spoke of Mr Morley's
fierce determination and persis-
tence when he believed he was
right..
Sir Geoffrey Johnstone, one of
his closest friends, said no one
loved the Bahamas more than


John Morley. He also shared sto-
ries of fishing trips they had taken
together and said he will be sorely
missed.
Senator Tommy Turnquest not-
ed that Mr Morley was a staunch
supporter of the FNM party, not
just 'a summer sailor.' "He was
outstanding and dependable. He
-cared about the state of the coun-
try and also sought to help those
less fortunate than he was."
Dr Linda Sternau, the noted
surgeon who operated on Mr
Morley, said that despite being
gravely ill, Mr Morley was a
valiant patient who showed an
indomitable spirit right to the end.
Others who brought "reflec-
tions" to the occasion were
Michael Lightbourn and Macgre-
gor Robertson, who both said their
friend would forever be remem-
bered for his famous "Mor-
leyisms."
As one person attending the


funeral said, if Mr Morley consid-
ered you a friend, you were a
friend regardless of political per-
suasion as evidenced by his close
friendship with staunch PLP sup-
porter Franklyn Wilson. The two
were tennis partners and Mr Wil-
son read the first lesson at the
funeral.

Friends
Others who.paid tribute were
Ronald Lightbourn and Vincent
D'Aguilar's son, who spoke on
behalf of his father who is in Lon-
don. Mr Morley and Mr D'Aguilar
were friends from childhood.
. In his sermon, Anglican Arch-
bishop Drexel Gomez, noted that
Mr Morley's life was fulfilled
because he knew God and made
him-a part of his life.


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offers his condolences.
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(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

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Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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EDITOR, The Tribune.
THE Bahamas is fast
approaching 300 years of
Democratic rule, but with the
election of the Progressive
Liberal Party (PLP) in 2002,
and the appointment of Mr.
Fred Mitchell as Minister of
Foreign Affairs, and Mr.
Leslie Miller as Minister of
Trade and Industry, the coun-
try has taken a deliberate turn
away from its traditional
friends.
It is well known that there
is a pervasive anti-United
States sentiment throughout
the Caribbean and with the
push to join the Caribbean
Single Market and Economy
(CSME), The Bahamas
appears to be quietly forging
stronger relationships with
countries like Cuba,
Venezuela and China.
Let's take a brief look at
recent developments:
1. The Bahamas accepted a
$30,000,000 gift from the Chi-
nese for a National Stadium.
2. The Bahamas is getting
set to open Embassies in Cuba
and China.
3. The Minister of Trade
and Industry has reportedly
signed The Bahamas onto an
oil deal with Venezuela to get
"cheaper oil" on credit.
On the surface these seem
like reasonable arrangements,
but what's going on behind the
scenes?
First, as a result of the
"gift" from the Chinese, the
country now feels "pressured"
over its reported decision to
support Japan for a permanent
seat at the United Nations
Security Council because the
Chinese see the Japanese as


their adversary.
Second, it is mooted that
we need Embassies in Cuba
and China because:
1. We may have hundreds'
of Bahamians in Cuba at any
given time.
2. We need to keep a closer
eye on Cuba's fast developing
tourism market, and.
3. The Government is
encouraging Bahamian entre-
preneurs to do business in Chi-
na to take advantage of the
low cost suppliers there.
However, the high costs to
fund and operate these
Embassies might be better
spent here at home. Maybe
The Bahamas Government
should consider a less expen-
sive option like a representa-
tive office in each country
rather than such grandiose
plans.
And third, The Bahamas
Government has chosen to do
business with a Venezuelan
leader, who is trying to lead
an anti-American coalition,
without any public consulta-
tion, or allegedly the approval
of the Cabinet.
It would also seem prudent
that the Attorney General's
Office review the "oil deal" to
ensure it does not conflict with
The Constitution or other
treaties the country might
have signed.
It is interesting to note that
the Energy Cooperation
Agreement PetroCaribe does
not guarantee a savings on the
price of oil below the market


value, and the Bolivarian
Alternative for the Americas
(ALBA) seems no less convo-
luted than the political
arrangements of 'the
Caribbean Single Market and
Economy (CSME) or even the
Free Trade Area of The
Americas (FTAA). This is a
major foreign policy decision
that requires careful consider-
ation.
While it is desirable to have
good relations with all nations,
and in true Libertarian spirit,
the best defence is to have no
enemies, it seems only logical
that The Bahamas, a nation
with a proud history of democ-
racy, would choose to improve
our relations with those
nations that have been our tra-
ditional base of support and
not become entangled with
dictators' schemes or the Com-
munist doctrine.
For some reason the coun-
try now has an inflated ego,
with a Foreign Minister and
Minister of Trade who appear
to believe they are adept
enough to play other countries
off against the United States.
Why they would choose to
do this in the first place is yet
unknown, but maybe it will
become self evident with the
passage of time.
In the meantime, our
strange acquaintances may
leave The Bahamas swimming
in the deep water with the
sharks rather than preserving
The Bahamas independence
and democracy.

THE NASSAU
INSTITUTE
Nassau,
July 16,2005.


A 'scientifically flawed position'


EDITOR, The Tribune.
HERE we go again "The Bahamas Corps of
Everything Negative" writes again concerning
the recent presentation to Parliament of appro-
priate legislation for the management of mam-
mals in artificial facilities, foreshadowing the
massive signature amenity proposed as part of
the Atlantis phase: 3.
I don't wish to belittle this initiative of the
same group who seemingly have taken a vow to
fight any advancement or development, how-
ever, their position and conclusion is totally sci-
entifically flawed and from a point of their sug-
gested severe potential repercussions to
tourism- that is laughable. Do you really
believe Kerzner would propose something to
shoot himself in the foot?


This same old group very few of them in
numbers probably no more than 10-20 in total
- are challenging, objecting and manifesting
"their" argument over everything whether or
not there is an advantage to the proposal whilst
doing absolutely nothing to correct the obvious.
When last did these same folk object tfoNor-
man Solomon and Attorney Jeannie Thomp-
son's Ardastra Gardens?
As many writers to The Tribune have over
the weeks indicated if these same professional
objectors would actually do something other
than object in writing to everything they might
garnish some respect but they don't.
K MINNS
Nassau,
July 7, 2005.


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By all means weep for London




but don't excuse Tony Blair


A FEW days after the
terrorist atrocity that
.rocked London on the 7th of
July, a matronly Nigerian
woman, dressed in her tradi-
tional garb, called a hasty press
;.,conference.
-, ,Pleading for information of
:ihe whereabouts of her son,
,.,Anthony, a large picture of
;whom was displayed behind
her, Mrs Miriam Fatayi-
Williams went on to question
the motives, and deplore the
senselessness of an act of terror
that she well knew had proba-
bly taken his life.
Comparing the acts of the
terrorists with the noble, non-
violent, and ultimately suc-
cessful, campaigns of Mandela
*and Gandhi, she questioned


how the attackers could fur-
ther their cause by killing and
maiming innocent people of all
nations, religions and back-
grounds. As a Nigerian
Catholic, married to a Muslim,
she was well placed to ask
these questions.
Hers was, on account of its
eloquence, its pathos, and its
signification of the random and
unselective nature of the
attacks, perhaps the most
poignant expression of the
senselessness and cruelty of the
attacks that most Londoners
will remember.
But no sooner had Mrs.
Fatayi-Williams spoken than
the politicians were competing
to outdo one another in repeat-
ing her words. For Tony Blair,
as well as Ken Livingstone, the


By showing the human
suffering and senselessness of
the acts so vividly, and in the
experience of a random
member of the world
community so tragically
effected by them, the two men
sought to deny that British
policy abroad is in any way
responsible for the appallingly
dangerous state of the world
today.


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Mayor of London, it offered a
golden opportunity to distance
the events of the 7th of July
from wider events in the world.
By showing the human suf-
fering and senselessness of the
acts so vividly, and in the expe-
rience of a random member of
the world community so tragi-
cally effected by them, the two
men sought to deny that British
policy abroad is in any way
responsible for the appallingly
dangerous state of the world
today.

As Mr Livingstone
well knows, and Mr
Blair should know (but proba-
bly doesn't) this self-righteous
denial of the context of the
event is based upon a most
simple-minded fallacy. That
fallacy holds that the moment
some nutcase decides to use an
evil, terroristic tactic, this event
breaks the chain of causation
between western policy and the
anger, much of it justified, that
it provokes around the world.
It is, of course, only when
that violence comes home,
rather than just featuring on
news broadcasts from "over
there", that the supporters of
the fallacy feel the need to
expend political energy driving
it home. Thus, in Britain imme-
diately following the terror
attacks, the government was
out in force repeating the old
line about those who hate west-
ern values, rather than taking


ALLEN
the opportunity to face the
arguments of those inside the
west as well as out who sim-
ply hate western policy and
what it does to others.
Strangely, then, it was with
apparent disbelief that the
British government learned
over last weekend what 75 per
cent of British people (and pos-
sibly 100 per cent of British
garden wildlife) already knew:
that Blair's aggression in Iraq is
responsible for creating and
enhancing the conditions in
which terror of the sort visited
on London can thrive. This was
the conclusion of a report by
the widely respected Chatham
House, an organisation that
cannot lightly be dismissed by
anyone, much less a govern-
ment that so regularly defers
to it.

In describing his "aston-
ishment" at the conclu-
sion of the report, Jack Straw,
the Foreign Secretary,
appeared to suggest that no
right-minded fanatical madman
could actually be motivated by
anything in the real world
when it came to deciding
where, when and upon whom,
to carry out his madness. Noth-
ing done in Baghdad, Basra or
Gaza could actually undermine
the safety of innocent Lon-
doners. What nonsense!
Whatever the spark, it is
clear that politics is, by defini-
tion, the fuel for political vio-


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The justified sense of anger
around the world at the
policies of the west in places
like Iraq must stand
independently of what a few
demented individuals chose
(unilaterally) to do in
supposed expression of that
outrage.


lence. In seeking to deny this
motivation, and replace it with
a supposedly potent perversion
of Islam, Mr. Blair displays a
shocking ignorance of western
history, as well as of Islam
(here in London he is being
dubbed "Sheikh Tony Blair"
in some papers for his laugh-
able attempts to interpret
Islamic jurisprudence).
Guy Fawkes, John Wilkes
Booth and the Cato Street
plotters, whatever their per-
sonal psychologies, are all fig-
ures whose historical explana-
tion lay in political events of
their day.
That the cause of none of
these men would be judged to
have been right by modern
standards is a matter that
stands independently of the
repugnant tactics they used to
further it.
Similarly, the justified sense
of anger around the world at
the policies of the west in
places like Iraq must stand
independently of what a few
demented individuals chose
(unilaterally) to do in supposed
expression of that outrage.

F or every crazed and
unimbalanced young man
seeking martyrdom, there are
many balanced, intelligent
voices calling Mr Blair to
account for having dragged his
country into one of the most
disgraceful and unjustified wars
of aggression in memory. More
than a million of them marched
in London in protest of the
war.
With typical self-righteous-
ness and a flash of what the
Economist magazine rightly
dubs "the most irritating grin in
British politics" the Prime Min-
ister chose to ignore them.
Now that he has succeeded
in making the world, including







P* e r


the streets of London, so much
more dangerous a place, the
same self-righteousness is back
in use, this time in absolution
of any policy (some of) whose
opponents are terrorists.
Mrs Fatayi-Williams' voice
was so compelling not just for
the resonance of the emotion
that it conveyed. A mother
from a distant land frantically
grieving a son lost in an act of
apparent senselessness far from
home; the context alone
evokes pathos in all balanced
people.
But more than the context
was the woman herself. The
intelligence, composure and
eloquence with which she
delivered a message of such
universal truth made its truth
all the more poignant. For that,
it is right that it should have
attracted the repetition that it
has among serious people.
But it would be very wrong
to permit the eloquence, poise
and high feeling elicited by
these horrible attacks to be
highjacked by those politicians
keen to justify murderous,
supremacist and hypocritical
policies in other people's coun-
tries.
The tactic of terrorising peo-
ple is inhuman and wrong,
whether it is the slaughter of
innocents in a bus in London
or uninformed western politi-
cians deciding, at a safe dis-
tance, to snuff out thousands
of Arab, Muslim lives in an ille-
gal and ill-founded war.
True, never should the use
of terrorism as a tactic make
the public look any more kind-
ly at the cause of the perpetra-
tors. But equally, never should
it make a thinking public look
any more kindly at the policies
of a government whose actions
have made the world a so
much angrier and more violent
place.


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Funeral service


* By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
HUNDREDS of Bahami-
ans paid their final respects to
a man who cared for the
.Bahamas'-HIV/AID's victims.
The funeral service for Rev
Glenroy Nottage, director of
the All Saints Camp of Saint
John the Divine, which pro-
vided care for persons inflict-
ed with the HIV/AIDs virus,
was held at Faith United Mis-
sionary Baptist church on Sat-
urday.
Rev Nottage was in the
intensive care unit of the
Princess Margaret Hospital
since June and died on July
10.
In 1986 he established the
All Saints Camp which
"became a place of refuge and
healing to hundreds of
Bahamians" with the dread-
ed disease.
Among persons paying spe-
cial tribute to Rev Nottage
was Prime Minister Perry
Christie who said that history


will reveal the "true meaning"
of the life worth of Rev Not-
tage.
"Glenroy decided, despite
lack of recognition and accep-
tance, as he saw it, he did it,"
said Mr Christie.
Rev Nottage's work at the
camp was not without inci-
dent. His obituary stated that
he endured insults and public
ridicule.

Homage
Others paying homage, in
the four and a half hour ser-
vice, included Minister of
Social Services and Commu-
nity Development Melanie
Griffin.
Mrs Griffin recalled a visit
to the Lazaretto Road camp
and her talk with Rev Not-
tage. She said he told her of
the hurts, pain and the holistic
mythology he used.
She likened his life to that of
Mother Theresa "who made
a difference touching the lives
of those society deemed


untouchable."
Rev Nottage's brother and
leader of the Coalition for
Democratic Reform (CDi),
Dr B J Nottage, reflected o0n
Rev Nottage's childhood days,
his years of entertaining and
his past drug addiction.
"There is nothing like loos-
ing a brother or a sister. Some-
how it feels that the umbilical
cord was cut," said Dr Not-
tage.
Dr Nottage hopes that the
work of his brother will not
be abandoned.
Pastor Hugh A Roach in his
sermon talked about God call-
ing on certain persons to make
sacrifices.
"Glenroy's story is that God
could use anyone at anytime
to do God's work," he said.
He also noted the. impor-
tance of abstinence and urged
persons who are getting mar-
ried to get "checked out" for
the HIV/AIDS virus.
Rev Nottage was laid to rest
in Lakeview Memorial Gar-
dens.


DR BJ NOTTA.GE paid tribute to his brother, Rev Glenroy Nottage, a tribute that ended with
the congregation joining hands in song.
(Photo: Franklyn G Ferguson)


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The Valley of


No Return


By John Tomerlin
Illustrated by Michael Lacapa


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Grand Canyon, is famed for its natural beauty.
However, it is less well-known that floods occasionally
rampage through the valley on their way to the Colorado
River.
Two young people set out one afternoon in the autumn
of 1909 to visit "Dead Man's Falls," north of the Supai Vil-
lage. A prank played on them by a young member of the
Havasupais Indian tribe becomes potentially lethal when a
flash flood cuts off their return.
For the next several days the pair must endure cold and
hunger while attempting to make their way to safety; the
situation grows yet more deadly when they discover they
are being stalked by a hungry mountain lion.
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grounds one, the son of a mining engineer, the other, a
daughter of the tribal chief whose people are threatened
with exile from their ancestral land, and of the lessons
learned as they struggle for survival.


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CBTRE FOR CONTINUING BUCATION

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Fall Offerings

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT


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College & Graduate
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The College of The Bahamas
Graduate Programmes Office

in collaboration with


Kent State University
Graduate School of Education


will offer the


MASTER OF EDUCATION DEGREE

PROGRAMME IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

Applications for the programme are available at
COB's Graduate Programmes Office,
School of Hospitality & Tourism Studies,
Thompson tBlvd.

Application deadline extended to July 29, 2005

Please direct enquiries to:
Mrs. Sonya Wisdom
Graduate Programmes Officer
Fax: 325-8175 Phone: 323-6804 or 325-0271 Ext. 6604
E-mail: swisdom@cob.edu.bs
or
Ms. Juliet Collie
Secretary, Graduate Programmes Office
Fax: 325-8175 Phone: 323-6804, 323-6804 or 325-0271 Ext. 6607
E-mail: jcollie@cob.edu.bs

School of Hospitality & Tourism Studies
INDUSTRY TRAINING DEPARTMENT
CULINARY COURSES FALL SEMESTER 042005
COURSE CODE BEGINS DUR. DAYS TIME TUITION & FEE RESOURCE Venue Max. Enrol.
(ADDITIONAL $40 MATERIALS
APP FEE FOR
NEW.STUDENTS)
1. Bahamian Cuisine COOK 806 September8 6 weeks Thurs. 6:00-9:00pm $225.00 $10 -$12 per week SHTS Main 15
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8. Cake & Pastry Making I COOK813 September6 10weeks Tues. 6:00-9:00pm $225.00 $10-$15perweek SHTS Larder 15
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_________ Kitchen
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Sdt8___________________________________________ Kitchen
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ACCOUNTING
ACCA900
ACCA901
ACCA902
BUSINESS
BUSI900
CUST900
COMPUTER
COMP901
COMP901
COMP902
COMP903
COMP 941
COMP953
COMP960
COMP930
COSMETOLOGY
COSM802
COSM804
COSM807
DECORATING
DECO800
DECO801
FLOR800
FLOR801
FLOR802
ENGLISH
ENG 900
ESL 900
HEALTH AND
FITNESS
MASG900
MASG901
LANGUAGES
CRE 900
CRE 901
SPA900
SPA901
FRE 900


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MGMT900
MGMT901
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SEW 802
SEW 805
SEW811


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01 SUPERIOR CUSTOMER SERVICE W/S


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6:00-7:30PM
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6:00-9:00PM
6:00-9:00PM
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6:00-9:00PM.
6:00-9:00PM
6:00-9:00PM
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Sat
Thur
Wed
Tue
Tue
Thur
Thur/Fri

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Tue
Mon/Thur


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6:00-9:00PM Mon


6:00-9:00PM Thur
6:00-9;00PM Mon


6:00-7:30PM
6:00-7:30PM
6:00-7:30PM
6:00-7:30PM
6:00-7:30PM

6:00-9:00PM
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13Oct
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'26 Sep


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ENQUIRIES: Contact the Co-coordinator at Tel: (242) 325-57141(242) 328-0093/328-1936 or email nlacroix@cob.edu.bs
All fees are included with the exception of the application fee of $40.00 (one time). When submitting application, kindly
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This is an introductory course covering basic medical terms. Students will be exposed to
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relevant to a variety of health care environments. Major topics include Word Building Rules,
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to the starting date of class.
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grandparents, Henry Lee and Maria Lee, Eloy
Roldan, and Jayne and Stephen Brogdon; great
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By BAHAMAS
INFORMATION
SERVICES
PRIME Minister Perry G
Christie said Thursday that his
Government will ensure that the
rights of disabled persons to share
in the Bahamas' resources will be
better protected and advanced.
Mr Christie also said that he is a
"committed soul" in ensuring that
the country continues to make
progress in the area of the pro-
tection and promotion of the
rights of persons living with dis-
abilities.
The Prime Minister's comments
came during a courtesy call at his
Cable Beach office by Senator
Floyd Morris, the Caribbean rep-
resentative attached to the Work-


pledges continued


port for the dis

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Perry Christie is 'comr

ing Group of the United Nations of Social Services and Communi-
Ad Hoc Committee on the UN ty Development and the Disabled
Convention for the Protection and Persons Organisation, headed by
Promotion of the Rights and Dig- Mr William Lightbourne.
w"nenCi necame rrimet-vionos-


mty ot Persons with Disabilities.
Senator Morris, who also serves
as the Minister of ,State in the
Ministry of Labour and Social
Security in the Jamaican Govern-
ment, was in The Bahamas to
address a one-day workshop on
the Convention for the Protection
and Promotiop of the Rights and
Dignity of Persons with Disabili-
ties, held Thursday at Worker's
House, Harrold Road.
The workshop was a collabo-
rative effort between the Ministry


When I became Prime Mivunis-
ter three years ago, I tried to rein-
force the significance of focusing
on the disabled and the principle
of rationalising the resources of
our country in a different way to
ensure that those people, who
would seem to have been left out,
would have their fundamental
rights recognised," said Mr
Christie.
"I have, on so many occasions,
chosen to share with the Bahami-
an public the fact that in my own


fitted soul'


home, I have a special child and
that the lessons to be learnt; the
sensitivities to be enhanced by
way of appreciating just how spe-
cial these persons truly are, have
enabled me to emphasise the
absolute need to move towards
being seen to do more for those
persons whom we deem to be dis-
abled," Mr Christie added.
Mr Christie said his govern-
ment began the trek towards
ensuring that objective is met
three years ago, when he decided
to create a ministry "separate and
apart from one that had before
been a department or an
appendage to another ministry"
to bring focus on the broad area
of social services and to ensure
that the Bahamian people, from
an institutional point of view,
focused on it.

Legislation
The Government, through the
Ministry of Social Services and
Community Development, recent-
ly appointed a Working Group to
review draft disability legislation
to promote and safeguard the
rights of persons living with dis-
abilities. Headed by lawyer Dion
Hanna, the group is to make rec-
ommendations for additions, dele-
tions and amendments, where
necessary, to the draft legislation.
The Working Group, which is
comprised of representatives from
the church, government, private
citizens and representatives of var-
ious non-governmental organisa-
tions, are expected to deliver their
report to Minister of Social Ser-
vices Melanie Griffin.
The content of the draft legis-
lation was the result of two sym-
posiums on disability hosted by
the Ministry in New Providence
and Grand Bahama in conjunc-
tion with the Bahamas National
Council for Disability and the
Northern Bahamas Council for
Disability.
"I selected Melanie Griffin
specifically for this jobbecause of
her own Christian spirit and


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* PRIME MINISTER
Perry Christie


because I thought that if she, by
her own convictions, understood
the admonition in the book of
Matthew that 'Whatever you do
for the least of My brethren, you
do for Me' that I could rest
assured that we would have a
messenger who would not only
take the message, but act upon it
because it is a conviction she
shares," Mr Christie said.
Prime Minister Christie said the
fact that The Bahamas is a chain
of islands extending over 100,000
square miles, presents adminis-
trators and staff at the Ministry
of Social Services and Communi-
ty Development with some "chal-
lenges in coping with the capital of
New Providence with over 200,000
people" while simultaneously pro-
viding programmes and initiatives
to children and persons in other
islands of the Commonwealth
"with' an expanse of water in
between."
"And so it is an invidious task
for them, but nevertheless I find
that every time we make one step
forward, we are bringing more
comfort to the national good," he
said.
,Prime Minister. Christie
applauded Senator Morris for the


attention he hasbriug to he
rights of persons living with s-
abilities throughout the regiolWas
first a Senator whose 'rspdnsiWil-
ities include Social"fcuity (SoCal
Services), as the Caribbe3n rAp-
resentative on the UN Ad -oc
Committee and a sa'person iv-
ing with a disability.
Senator Morris developed glau-
coma in 1984 while a student a St
Mary's High Seho'bl, Jamaica. ie
became completely flind in 1'9
at the age of 20.

Inspirotin
"To see you representing ydur
country and to have you co)e
here and speak to our people
must be a source of inspirationrto
them because it makes the point
very eloquently of the imp6rtaftce
of our recognising that we are6all
equal in God's eyes and we have
to continue to work towards tht,"
said Mr Christie.; \
"Your efforts to really help sen-
sitise our people throughout .ihe
region is appreciated and, most
certainly, I am able t o say that iny
Government is commiftedfto
making progress in ensuring that
we catch up, relative to where vwe
ought to be," the Prime Minister
added.
Senator Morris thanked the
Prime Minister for his comments,
adding that the Government of
Jamaica ".stands ready" to assist
The Bahamas in whatever way
possible to meet the objectives
outlined by Mr Christie.
"We have been introducing ser-
vices for the disabled over a peri-
od of time and we have some best
practices that I am certain'will be
good to share with you," said Sen-
ator Morris.
Senator Morris told Prime Min-
ister Christie that the prayers- of
the Government and the people
of. Jamaica are with and for
him.
"We were very concerned when
we heard of your illness, l;eca se
as Caribbean brothers wetunder-
stand the challenges and difficul-
ty that we all face from time, to
time and so our prayers are .
with and for you," Senator Morris
said.


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'considerable challenge' to BTC


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nology in the country.
Not only is BTC being threat-
ened, he added, but other coun-
tries in the region are being
affected.
Just last week, the Executive
Director at the Public Utilities
Commission (PUC) Barrett
Russell, told The Tribune that
no company other'than BTC
has ever had a licence to offer
VoIP services or any other
telecommunications service. He


added that the PUC had no
intention of issuing any other
licence.
This statement came after
San Diego-based Viper Incor-
porated announced its newest
distribution partner, Viper Sys-
tems Networks (VSN) of the
Bahamas.
The statement said VSN prin-
cipal managing partner Elwood
Rolle and his team "have built a
formidable launch programme


consisting of print advertising
and other marketing campaigns
to penetrate the Bahamas and
Eastern Caribbean markets and
bring Viper Networks products
and services to the region.
However Mr Russell said that
if either company opens up
shop in the country it "would
most certainly be an illegal act."
Yesterday, Mr Roberts added
that the technical staff at BTC
are looking into the matter.


Austrian tourists shot


FROM page one
Mr Wilchcombe, who was in
Bimini over the weekend, said
residents are concerned over
the incident, but they are
"strong" and will continue to
welcome persons to the island.
William Butler, a resident of
Bimini told The Tribune that
everyone is "upset" and "dis-
turbed" by what happened.
"It is definitely a concern. It is
a serious matter because it hap-


pened to a tourist. The whole
Bahamas depends on tourism,"
said Mr Butler.
A resident of Alice Town,
Bimini, who wished to remain
anonymous, said that when
she first heard about the inci-
dent she was a bit concerned.
She questioned what it would
do to the tourism industry,
noting that tourism in Bimini
is "just coming back alive.."
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THE recently signed PetroCaribe agreement
between Venezuela, the Bahamas and several
countries in the region, could have a significant
impact on the profits of the Bahamas Electrici-
ty Corporation.
The deal signed by Trade and Industry Min-
ister Leslie Miller would allow companies to
purchase fuel directly from a manufacturer
rather than a supplier. By cutting out the middle
man, it was felt that fuel prices, including gaso-
line could then be sold at cheaper prices to the
consumer.
Yesterday, while a guest on Island FM's talk
show Parliament Street, Works and Utilities
Minister Bradley Roberts said the deal could


island enjoying themselves.
"Last night (Saturday night)
at the Complete Angler night
spot, I noticed in there was still
packed with tourists. They still
seem to be carefree and happy.
Even in the streets there were
still tourists passing up and
down.
"I really don't think it would
affect us too greatly. There are
tourists who will be concerned,
but others will still come because
of what we have to offer."


have major ramifications for BEC.
He said that if the Corporation was able to
purchase its bulk fuel through PetroCaribe, for
less, then the company would be able to take
those extra funds, pay off their debts at a high-
er rate or refinance their bills.
While electricity rates may not drop, the com-
pany in the long term would save money, he
said.
Mr Roberts added that he is extremely proud
of the progress BEC has made.
He noted that there have been less power
outrages considering that the country is in the
middle of summer. He said the challenge now
will be to upgrade facilities so that the corpora-
tion has enough power to'accommodate the&
Kernzer expansion and the proposed Cable';
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* By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Bahamas AIDS Secre-
tariat will launch an extensive
media campaign that will urge
residents to know their
HIV/AIDS status.
Nurse Rose Mae Bain Direc-
tor of the HIV/ AIDS Centre
said they are in the process of
planning the campaign. It will
entail developing public services





N By DENISE
MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
FREEPORT The
pathologist at Rand Memo-
rial Hospital is unable to
determine the cause of
death of a 22-year-old man
found floating in a Lucaya
canal on July 14.
An autopsy was per-
formed on the body of Von-
di Curtis McKie on July 21.
However, the cause of .
death could not be deter-
mined because of the
advanced stage of decom-
position.
Police had classified
McKie's death as suspi-
cious.
The deceased, who was a
resident of Albacore Drive,
was spotted in waters at
Scarborough Place off
Midshipman Road. He
wore navy blue shorts, a
pair of black sandals and
carried a black back pack.
Investigations are contin-
uing.
Meanwhile, McKie's
body has been released to
his family for burial on July
23.


announcements to be aired on
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television

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proper care, including having an
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She said if a pregnant woman
tests positive for HIV, she will
be started on medication to pre-
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from mother to child.
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Nurse Bain said that the public
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She added that the secretariat
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"HIV does not discriminate, it is
not who you are it is what you
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James Smith, minister of state
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such a fund to help finance repairs to
public infrastructure in the wake of
hurricanes, which were last year esti-
mated to have caused damage equiva-
lent to 6.7 per cent of gross domestic
product (GDP).


The fund would be a much more
proactive approach, using pre-plan-
ning, to avoid an especially adverse
shock to the Government's Budget and
fiscal position if storms were to strike.
The IMF said: '[They] the Govern-
ment are considering the introduction
of a calamity fund financed by an annu-
al budgetary allocation of about 0.1
per cent of GDP. Contributions of this
size may be able to cover a large part of
the cost of repairing public infrastruc-
ture.
"In both 1999 and 2004, the damage
to public infrastructure was estimated
at 0.4 per cent of GDP, and the record
during 1990-2004 suggests that future
hurricanes may strike the Bahamas
every three years or so.
"A calamity fund as described above
would be consistent with the Fund staff


* FINANCE MINISTER JAMES
SMITH


recommendation that governments in
countries prone to catastrophes should
save enough to cover the expected
average annual cost."
However, Mr Smith said that while
the idea of a 'calamity fund' and allo-
cating an initial $5 million to it had
been discussed with the IMF, the whole
idea would have to be "worked
through" at various levels of govern-
ment and did not represent a concrete
proposal.
The minister said the talks had come
about through. the Bahamas' "almost
perennial problem with hurricanes,
being in the zone" and discussions on
how the National Emergency Man-
agement Agency (NEMA) would be
funded, such as would it be a part of
recurrent expenditure.
The IMF itself noted that funding


of NEMA, which is to have six per-
manent employees, under draft legis-
lation "is left open to donations and
unspecified budget allocations to be
provided by Parliament".
Mr Smith himself said the whole
tone of conversations with th, IMF
was to ensure that hurricanes and their
impact did not "throw the J3udget out
of whack".
Meanwhile, the IMF report said that
by allowing duty free imports of goods
and construction materials to help post-
storm reconstruction efforts, the
amount of duty foregone was equiva-
lent to 0.5 per cent of GDP or about
$25 million. Tax revenues lost as a
result of the storm were estimated as

See SMITH, 3B


Value of mortgages rises


* By YOLANDA DELEVEAUX
Senior Business Reporter
THE total value of outstanding resi-
dential mortgages increased by 3 per cent
during the 2005 first quarter to $1.75 bil-
lion, the minister of state for finance said,
with the impact from a decline in mort-
gage rates to 8.8 per cent in 2004 helping
to "more than offset" rising house prices.
James Smith told members of the
Bahamas Mortgage Brokers Association
that for Bahamian homeowners,
increased affordability through a decline
in mortgage rates from 9.6 per cent, com-
bined with a rise in household income,
had more than offset the negative effects
.of rising home prices:
He said: "Given, the robust activity in
both the housing and mortgage industry,
and the fact that on average people bor-
row more than 74 per cent of the value of
their homes, it is crucial that Bahamians
receive proper guidance as regards their


3%


obtaining mortgages. It is at this point
that the mortgage broker plays a vital'
role in assisting potential homeowners to
obtain the most beneficial mortgage that
is best suited to their particular circum-
stances."
Addressing the inaugural executive
reception of the Bahamas Mortgage Bro-
kers Association, Mr Smith said the role
of the mortgage broker was expected to
become increasingly important in the
financial sector as more persons sought to
become homeowners.
Outstanding
He added that the most recent Quar-
terly Statistical Digest of the Central Bank
indicated that total residential mortgages
outstanding had increased by 63 per cent
over the last five years. /
"It appears that this trend of growth is
expected to continue into 2005, as first
quarter statistics for residential mort-


to $1.75bn


gages, which stood at $1.75 billion, are
already 3 per cent higher than for the
entire year of 2004. At the end of 2004-
2005 mortgages were $1.7 billion."
Mr Smith said it would follow that
growth in the mortgage industry Would
parallel the growth experienced in the
housing industry.
After averaging about 800 newly con-
structed units in 2002 and 2003, starts of
single-family houses surged to 894 units in
2004, the highest level since 2001. He also
pointed out that multi-family construc-
tion, which ran at relatively low levels in
the early 1990s, hlas also been strong.
The connection between prosperity in
the mortgage industry and the economic
performance of recent years, namely the
strong growth in output and incomes, and
low inflation, had been more than a coin-
cidence, Mr Smith said.

See MORTGAGES, 3B


IMF warns Disaster Fund

may be 'subject to abuse'


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
JAMES Smith, minister of
state for finance, agreed with
the International Monetary
Fund's (IMF) verdict that the
Government should be wary of
introducing a Disaster Assis-
tance Fund administered by the
National Insurance Board
(NIB), with the Fund warning it
could be "subject to abuse".
Mr Smith said the Ministry'
of Finance had not discussed
such an assistance fund with the
IMF, although he conceded oth-
er government officials and
ministries may have done so
during the recent Article IV
consultation.
ThIMF reportedthat the
Disaster Assistance TFund


"would provide a lump sum
payment to current pension
contributors who have suffered
damage to personal property in
an area designated as a disas-
ter are by the Government.
"The payment would be at
the most one-fourth of the aver-
age annual salary of public ser-
vants. The scheme would be
funded entirely by employees
through a fairly modest new
contribution rate, and damage
assessments would be conduct-
ed by a still unidentified
agency."
"However, the IMF warned
that the arguments in favour of
a Disaster Assistance Fund
"seem less strong" than those

See FUND, 3B


Baha Mar looks


to double group


space, revenues

* By YOLANDA DELEVEAUX
Senior Business Reporter
THE Baha Mar Resort Group is expecting to more than dou-
6ble its meetings and convention space to more than 100,000
square feet, doublinmg its group revenues and capturing a larger
share of the US-based group and convention business once that
jTax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) provision kicks in
during January 2006.
Bahamian hotels are now racing to expand their convention
facilities, with this nation' currently lacking the large spaces to
attract the biggest groups, although Baha Mar's $1.2 billion Cable
Beach redevelopment and Kerzner International's Phase III pro-
ject on Paradise Island are both
on the way to doing that. See RESORT 6B
Robert Sands, vice-president See RESORT, 6B


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
TOTAL spending by tourists
'visiting the Bahamas "has bare-
!ly grown" in real terms
between 1990 and 2004, the
internationall Monetary Fund
i(IMF) reported, due to the fact
,that visitor numbers are
'becoming increasingly domi-
nated by lower-spending cruise
"ship passengers.
"' An IMF study of tourism
'demand in the Bahamas, con-
|ducted as part of its recent
Article IV review, said that
While stopover visitors those
Iland-based arrivals who stay in


Cruise passengers
now 67% of visitors,
as stopover market
'stagnant' since
early 1990s
hotels account for 90 per cent
of tourism spending in this
nation, they increasingly make
up a smaller percentage of total
visitor arrivals.
While acknowledging that

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* By Fidelity Capital
Markets

A moderate lev-
el of trading
activity took
place in the
Bahamian
market this past week, with just
under 27,000 shares changing
hands. The market saw seven
out of its 19 listed stocks trade,
of which three advanced, one
declined and three remained
unchanged.
Volume leader for a second
consecutive week, with 8,460
shares trading and accounting
for 31 per cent of.total shares
traded, was Commonwealth
Bank (CBL).


The big advancer for the
week was Cable Bahamas
(CAB), whose share price rose
by $0.50 to close at $8.50. On
the down side, FINCO (FIN)
lost $0.01 to end the week at
$10.49. Ending the week on a
high note was FirstCaribbean
International Bank (Bahamas),
whose share price gained $0.30
to post a new 52-week high of
$9.05.


COMPANY NEWS
Commonwealth Bank
(CBL) -

For the quarter ending June
30, 2005, CBL posted net
income of $7.7 million, which


represents an increase of
$984,000 or 14.72 per cent over
the same period in 2004..
Factors contributing to the
growth in net income was a
$1.1 million reduction in Pro-
visions for Loan losses to total
$1.6 million, coupled with a
$451,000 increase in non-inter-
est income. Non-interest
expenses also grew by 8 per
cent to total $9.2 million, while
earnings per share (EPS)
increased by $0.03 to total
$0.20.
As at June 30, 2005, annu-
alised Return on Equity was
30.83 per cent compared to
29.73 per cent for the equiva-
lent period last year. CBL's
management has said the bank


is still in the process of re-pric-
ing its preference share capital
to Prime + 1.5 per cent and
anticipates that the exercise will
be completed before the end
of July 2005.


Colina Holdings Limited
(CHL) -

CHL has released its finan-
cial results as at December 31,
2004. After a six-month delay,
the results were less than stel-
lar; Net income declined by an
astounding 94 per cent or $5.2
million to total $313,000, while

SEE page 4B


Financial Advisors Ltd.
Pricing Information As Of:
22 July 2005

52wk-HI 52wk-Low Symbol Previous Close Today's Close Change Daily Vol. EPS $ Div $ PIE Yield.
1.10 0.89 Abaco Markets 0.89 ; 0.89 0.00 -0.208 0.000. NIM 0.00%
8.70 8.00 Bahamas Property Fund 8.70 8.70 0.00 1.452 0.340 -6.0 3.91%
6.44 5.55 Bank of Bahamas 6.44 6.44 0.00 0.561 0.30 11.5 5.12%
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.80 0.80 0.00 0.187. 0.100 4.3 1.25%
1.80 1.40 Bahamas Waste 1.40 1.40 .0.00 0.122. 0.000 11.5 4.29%
1.15 0.87 Fidelity Bank 1.15 1.15 0.00 0.062 0.050 18.5 4.35%
8.65 6.76 Cable Bahamas 8.50 8.50 0.00 0.589 0.240 14.4 2.82%
2.20 1.87 Colina Holdings 2.20 2.20 0.00 868 -0.005 0.060 NM 2.73%
9.08 6.75 Commonwealth Bank 8.80 8.80 0.00 :6,4 6 0.673 0.410 1.2.5 4.66%
2.50 0.62 Doctor's Hospital 2.26 2.26 0.00 0.452 0.000 '5.0 0.00%
4.12 3.85 Famguard 4.12 4.12 0.00 0.428 0.240 9.6 5.83%
10.50 9.12 Finco 10.49 .10.49 0.00 0.662 0.500 15.7 4.77%
9.05 7.00 FirstCaribbean 8.75 9.05 0.30 1,700 0.591 0.380 13.0 4.20%
8.98 8.31 Focol 8.98 8.98 0.00 0.708 0.500 12.7 5.57%
1.99 1.27 Freeport Concrete 1.15 1.15 0.00 0.022 0.000 52.3 0.00%
10.20 9.50 ICD Utilities 9.60 9.60 0.00 0.818 0.405 11.7 4.20%
8.25 8.20 J. S. Johnson 8.30 8.30 0.00 0.561 0.550 14.8 6.75%
6.69 4.36 Kerzner International BDRs 6.00 6.06 0.06 0.184 0.000 32.6 0.00%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 2.010 0.565 5.0 5.65%
52wk-HI 52wk-Low Symbol Bid Last Pri Weekly Vol. S$D IE Yield
13.00 12.50 Bahamas Supermarkets 12.25 13.25 11.00 1.488 0.960 9.1 7.25%
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 10.00 10.35 1000 .. 0.000 0.800 NM 7.80%
0.60 0.40 RND Holdings 0.29 0.54 0.00 -0.066 0.000 NM 0.00%
43.00 28.00 ABDAB 41.00 43.00 41.00 2.220 0.000 19.4 0.00%
16.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 13.00 14.00 13.00 1.105 0.810 14.6 6.93%
0.60 0.35 RND Holdings 0.29 0.54 0.35 -0,103, 0.000 NIM 0.0d0%
52wk-HI 52wk-Low Fund Name NAV YTD% La6t 12 Months Dv. Yield %
1.2402 1.1741 Colina Money Market Fund 1.240183*
2.3657 2.0018 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 2.3657,**
10.4330 10.0000 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 10.4330"****
2.2528 2.1164 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.252768"
1.1200 1.0510 Colina Bond Fund 1.120044**

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
52wk-HI Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelit
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fldellt
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week
Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A compfiy's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
PIE Closing price divided by the last 12 month eamings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100
S-AS AT JUNE. 30, 20051""- AS AT MAY. 31,2005 'tr" :.,., '.'. ,. -
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Colina suffered $2.6m loss in 2004 last period


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
inancial analysts
have inferred that
Colina Holdings
-(Bahamas), the
holding company
for Colinalmperial Insurance
Company, made a $2.6 million
loss fbr the three months to
December 31, 2004, given its
full-year net income of $313,687
and profit of $2.94 million for
the year to September 30,2004.
,Colina Holdings' 2004 finan-
cialFfigures, and the fact that
they 6re qualified by the exter-
nal auditors, "were not able to
satisfy" themselves that all relat-
ed"-prty transactions had been
disclosed and accounted, have
been the 'hot topic' in financial
and business circles since they
were published last week.
, Vde'al sources have openly
sl ~dilated to The Tribune
about whether the figures and
the nature of the auditors' com-


ments could have an impact on
Colinalmperial's top A- (Excel-
lent) financial strength rating
from A.M. Best, the interna-
tional insurance rating agency.
Questions have also been
raised about whether the inde-
pendent directors on Colina
Holdings (Bahamas) Board
during 2004 knew of and
approved all the related-party
transactions over which the
auditors raised the red flag.
Those directors include Dr
Timothy McCartney, professor
at Nova Southeastern Univer-
sity's School of Business and
Entrepreneurship, and Dr
Myles Munroe, the founder and
president of Bahamas Faith
Ministries International.
Several sources suggested
that instructions issued by Col-
inalmperial in early July 2005
to both Colina Financial Advi-
sors, the affiliate that acts as its
investment manager, and the
Colina Financial Group, its par-
ent and majority shareholder,


indicated that the regulators
were trying to 'ring fence' the
life and health insurer from
related companies in the group.
Colinalmperial asked Colina
Financial Advisors to redeem
all shares it held in investments
funds the latter managed and
administered worth more than
$6 million and "a significant
portion of the total value of
such related, party investments
as at December 31, 2004".
Repayment
Colinalmperial also request-
ed repayment of all advances
owing to it by CFG and an
"affiliated borrower", worth
some $2.374 million, as at
December 31, 2004, plus
accrued interest. As at July 18;
this had not been repaid.
Elsewhere, Colinalmperial is
still awaiting regulatory
approval for its $2.303 million
acquisition of International
Reinsurance Manageis (IRM),


a US-based underwriting man-
agement company that provides
group health reinsurance to 100
companies in the Caribbean and
Latin America. On the date the
deal was completed, Colina
announced it had sold a 40 per
cent stake in IRM back to that
company's management, loan-
ing them $737,137 to finance
that transaction.
The notes to Colinalmperi-
al's financial statements
revealed that Colina Holdings
"began assuming an increasing
percentage of" IRM's under-
writing risk for new business
assumed in a reinsurance pool.
The amount of risk assumed
had increased from 30 per cent
in the 2003-2004 year to 80 per
cent in the 2004-2005 year.
Colina Holdings' chairman,
Emanuel Alexiou, struck a pos-
itive note in his message to
shareholders, saying that Coli-
nalmperial's total asset base
would reach $400 million once
Imperial Life's portfolio was


Mortgages, from Page 1B


Subdued inflation had enabled mortgage
interest rates to stay relatively low, and
together with a robust job market and
healthy gains in income, had increased the
demand for housing.
Since the Association's inception in
December 2003, Mr Smith said members
had attained a 97 per cent success rate in
getting clients approved for mortgages from
other financial institutions, and the total
.amount ii'dollar terms had exceeded $100
million.
The minister added that the single largest
expenditure by any household in the
Bahamas was the acquisition of a home,


typically through a mortgage, making it
likely that one of the most important rela-
tionships entered into by households was
the one formed with a mortgage broker
and, ultimately, with a banking institution.
In the Bahamas today, Mr Smith said,
the economy was poised for, increased
growth propelled by both domestic and for-
eign investment, which will lead to higher
employment, higher income and an increase
in demand for new houses.
In these circumstances it was likely that
new demands will be placed on the profes-
sion, and the manner in which mortgage
brokers respond was likely to determine


the path for the future growth and devel-
opment of the association.
Mr Smith commended Troy Sampson
and James Bostwick for pioneering the idea
of a unified body of brokers. The two
approached him, during the association's
infancy stage, with a view to forming an
organisation to recognise mortgage brokers
in the Bahamas.
He said: "These men had the foresight
and vision to see the growing importance of
mortgage brokers and the need to organise
and direct their role in the financial sec-
tor."


Fund, from Page 1B


for a Calamity Fund (see other
story on Page 1), and warned:
"Such a system could be sub-
ject to abuse and cross-subsi-
dies, or could imply a large
implicit contingent liability to
the Government."
Mr Smith told The Tribune
that from his point of View, he
did not want to impact the:


inflow of foreign reinsurance.
monies that immediately fol-
lowed hurricanes and the sub-
mission of claims from the
Bahamas. He indicated that a
Disaster Assistance Fund could
interfere with this, and in doing
so could "adversely effect" the
Bahamas' foreign exchange
reserves during a period when


tourism would be weak in the
aftermath of a disaster.
And Mr Smith said: "I don't
want to overburden NIB and
its administrative structure, so I
would have to look at that very
closely. NIB must continue to
do its core business."
The IMF also sounded a
warning over the Government's


proposal to establish a spe-
cialised insurance scheme for
the fisheries and agricultural
sector.
It said that while there may
be a case for such a scheme
based on social reasons, "care
would be needed to ensure that
such a scheme is adequately and
transparently funded".


Smith, from Page 1B


integrated into the company.
Net revenues for the year to
December 31 had risen from
$57.4 million to $91.3 million
through the integration of
Canada Life, but Mr Alexiou
said $5 million of non-recurring
expenses were incurred over
both purchases and the imple-
mentation of new computer sys-
tems.
Accounting
However, several sources
pointed out that had it not been
for changes in the accounting
treatment of goodwill, which,
subjects this to an annual
impairment test rather than
being amortised over time, Col-
ina Holdings could have record-
ed a net loss for 2004. The


change helped the company
write-back $1.878 million in
goodwill that had previously
been amortised.
It is too soon, though, to pass
judgement on whether Colina
Holdings' series of acquisitions
has been a success or failure, as
it normally takes 18 months to
two years to complete the inte-
gration process and examine
whether cost savings, economies
of scale and shareholder value
has been delivered.
Colina's view is that the com-
pany is engaged in a 'cleaning-
up' exercise on its balance sheet
following its recent acquisition
spree, plus the bloody and bitter
feud that saw Jimmy Campbell
removed from both CFG and
his position as Colina Holdings'
president earlier this year.


being at 0.2 per cent of GDP or
$20 million.
About 4 per cent of the 6.7
per cent GDP damage inflict-
ed upon the Bahamas was in
direct damages, according to the
IMF, with 1.3 per cent affect-
ing the "mostly uninsured"
public infrastructure, including
transportation, education and
health. The private sector
accounted for most of the indi-
rect losses through business lost,
with electricity and telecom-
munications incurring damage
equivalent to 0.7 per cent of


GDP.
Payments
Foreign insurance payments
to cover hurricane damage
"amounted to 3.5 per cent of
GDP", with direct damages to
private housing and hotels
equivalent to 1.3 per cent and
0.5 per cent of GDP respective-
ly. Insurance industry analysts
estimated that 80 per cent of
homeowners were insured.
The IMF added: "Most of the
hotels are insured, including for


business interruption, with large
hotels insured abroad. Howev-
er, large increases in insurance
premiums and higher
deductibles introduced by the
international insurance indus-'
try since 2001 have exerted
pressure on the cost structure
of hotels.
"In addition, some hotels
experienced losses in the 2004
hurricane season as a result of
being underinsured or a lack of
coverage for flood and wind
damage."


Public Utilities Commission


PUBLIC NOTICE


STATEMENT OF RESULTS


PUBLIC CONSULTATION


FURTHER PROPOSED MODIFICATION OF LICENCE
ISSUEDITO CARIBBEAN CROSSINGS LTD.
FOR THE PROVISION OF
TELECOMMUNICATIONS TRANSMISSION CAPACITY

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is required to exercise its poners
and functions in a manner that is transparent, objective, non-
discriminatory and consistent with the objectives of the
Telecommunications Act, 1999, particularly Section 6(5).

The PUC has analyzed the comments received in response to its public
consultation on the proposed modification of the licence issued to
Caribbean Crossings Limited (CCL) permitting it to extend its existing
fibre optic facilities described in its current licence as Bahamas Internet
Cable System (BICS) to include eight (8) additional segments which
will be part of theJamaica Bahamas Cable System (JBCS)and to facilitate
the carriage of voice and data traffic from Jamaica, through the Bahamas
to the USA and beyond, and vice versa.

The PUC has given due regard to the all the comments received on the
proposed Modification from respondents and has decided to grant the
application for modification.

Copies of the Statement of Results analyzing the comments received
may be obtained from the PUC's Office, Fourth Terrace East, Nassau,
or downloaded from the PUC's website www.pucbahamas.gov.bs.

Mr. Barrett Russell
Executive Director

Executive Director, Public Utilities Commission
P.O.Box N4860, Fourth Terrace East, Collins Avenue
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: (242) 323-7288
Email: info@pucBahamas.gv.bs


NOTICE OF VACANCY
FOR

LEGAL SECRETARY

A vacancy exists at The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited for
one LEGAL SECRETARY in the Legal Department.
Applicants must be at least 21 years old and should have the
following:
BGCSE English Grade C or higher, or GCE "0" Level English
Grade C or higher ..
Proficiency in Microsoft Word and WordPerfect
Knowledge of Microsoft Excel' and Access
Strong Organizational Skills
'* Good Computer Skills
Clean Police Certificate
The individual will be responsible for:
Preparation of Legal documents and managing transactions
Assist Counsel in the drafting of letters and memos.
Typing correspondence
Answering enquires.
*-Dictation
Management of Counsel's Diary
Photocopying, Faxing and Emailing
Applications with supporting documentation should be submitted

The Personnel Department
The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited
P.O. Box F-42888
Freeport, Grand Bahama
on or before August 2,20050


A Leading Courier Company seeks to fill the following position:




Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

* Directing ad coordinating the activities of the company Operations
in The Bahamits, Bermuda, Grand Cayman, Curacao, Martinique,
St. Marteen, Tortola, Guadeloupe and Haiti in accordance with
established policies, goals and objectives of the Company.
Ensurig .lhe, chiYement of short and long term goals for operations
administration, financial performance and growth.
Ensuring that the workflow is completed successfully, based on
knowledge of the business operations.
Ensuring proper management of the day to day activities of one
or more line operations.

Applicants must possess the following:

Bachelor's degree in Operations, Business Administration or related
discipline
Three to five years of work experience directly related to the duties
and responsibilities specified
Working knowledge of computer capabilities and related information
systems (excel, power point, outlook)
A valid HA Driver's Licence
An acceptable police record
Strong interpersonal skills

Qualified persons please reply to:

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RO.Box N-3247
Nassau, Bahamas

Deadline to respond10th August 2005.


Y THE TRIBUNE


MONDAY, JULY 25, 200b, Pr-.









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Three


'difficult'


options


over monetary. reforms
Mr 0 e-''* **


Among the options faced by
the Central Bank and its Mon-
etary Policy Committee (MPC)
were for the regulator to issue
its own paper for open-market
type operations, with a maturi-
ty shorter than that for Trea-
sury Bills.
Warned
However, the IMF warned
that the experience in other
countries indicated that Cen-
tral Bank losses from such
operations may be "substan-


LEGAL NOTICE


NOTICE


OCTOBER HOLDINGS LIMITED

In Voluntary Liquidation

TAKE NOTICE that an Extraordinary General Meeting of the
Shareholders of the Company was held at the office of 3rd Floor,
Bolam House, King & George Streets, P.O. Box_ N-3026, Nassau, -
The Bahamas on the 30th June, 2004 for the purpose of having the
Liquidators' final account laid before the members and hearing any
explanation that may be given thereon by the Liquidators or their
agents.

Dated the July 19, 2005


ALRENA MOXEY
LIQUIDATOR


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
2004/CLE/qui/00599
IN THE SUPREME COURT
IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or tract'
of land containing Seven thousand Seven hundred and
Eighty-six square feet (7,786.00) being Lot Number 37
Block 3 of "Westward Villas Subdivision" situate on.the
Northern side of Hampshire Street on the Island of New
Providence one of the Islands of Commonwealth-of The
Bahamas bounded on the North by a 20 foot wide road
reservation and running thereon Fifty-nine and Ninety
hundredths fees (59.90) on the East by Lot Number 36
and running thereon One hundredd and Thirty feet (130.00)
on the South by a Public Road known as Hampshire Street
and running thereon Fifty-nine and Ninety hundredths fees
(59.90) and on the West by Lot Number 38 and running
thereon One hundred and Thirty feet (130.00) wich said
piece parcel or lot of land has such position shape
boundaries marks and dimensions as are shown on a plan
filed herein and thereon coloured yellow
AND IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959
AND IN THE MATTER of the Petition of Mildred S.
Marra
NOTICE
The Quieting Titles Act 1959
The Petition of Mildred S. Marra of the Island of New
Providence one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
in respect of: ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land containing
Seven thousand Seven hundred and Eighty-six square feet (7,786.00)
being Lot Number 37 Block 3 of "Westward Villas Subdivision"
situate on the Northern side of Hampshire Stree on the Island of
New Providence one of the Islands of Commonwealth of The
Bahamas bounded on the North by a 20 foot wide road reservation
and running thereon Fifty-nine and Ninety hundredths fees (59.90)
on the East by Lot Number 36 and running thereon One hundred
and Thrity feet (130.00) on the South of a Public Road known as
Hampshire Street and running thereon Fifty-nine and Ninety
hundredths fees (59,90) and on the West by Lot Number 38 and
running thereon One hundred and Thirty feet (130.00) which said
piece parcel or lot of land has such position shape boundaries marks
and dimensions as .are .shown on _aplan iled-herein-and-thereow-
coloured yellow
Mildred S. Marra claims to be the owner of the fee simple
estate in possession of the tract of land hereinbefore described free
from encumbrances.
AND the Petitioner has made application to the Supreme
Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Section 3 of
The Quieting Titles act'1959 to have her title to the said tract of
land investigated and the nature and extent thereof determined and
.declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted by the Court in
accordance with the provisions of the said Act.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that any persons having
Dower or a Right to Dower or an Adverse Claim or a claim not
recognized in the petition shall on or before the 11th of October
A.D., 2005 file in the Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioner
or the undersigned a statement of his claim in the prescribed form
verified by an Affidavit to be filed therewith. Failure of any such
person to file and serve a statement of his claim on or before the
11th day of October A.D., 2005 will operate as a bar to such claim.
Copies of the Filed Plan may be inspected at'"
1. The Registry of the Supreme Court; and
2. The Chambers of Graham, Thompson & Co., attorneys
for the Petitioner, Sassoon House, Shirley Street & Victoria Avenue,
Nassau, N.P., Bahamas.
Dated the 19th day of July A.D., 2005
GRAHAM, THOMPSON & CO.,
Chambers,
Sassoon House,
Shirley Street & Victoria Avenue,
Nassau, Bahamas.
Attorneys for the Petitioner


tial", and could force a gov-
ernment to recapitalise the
bank.
The Fund also suggested
converting Bahamian Treasury
Bills into a monetary policy
tool, giving this instrument two
functions deficit financing and
monetary controls. This,
though, might require the Gov-
ernment to effect a change in
law.
The third option suggested
by the IMF was the auction of
short-term Central Bank
deposits to withdraw liquidity,
and repurchase/reverse repur-
chase agreements of govern-
ment securities to withdraw or
inject liquidity.
Although acknowledging
that the Central Bank's port-
folio was relatively small, lim-
iting its potential impact, the
IMF said its advances to the
Government limited to l0 per
cent of revenue in the preced-
ing three years could be secu-
ritised.


"Securitised advances should
be marketable, and the Cen-
tral Bank could consider engag-
ing in repurchase agreements
with the market using its port-
folio of government bonds and
securitised advances," the IMF
said.
"The maturities of repos
should be shorter than that of
the underlying instrument, in
part to clearly differentiate gov-
ernment financing from mone-
tary operations. It could also
auction short-term deposits."
Market
When creating a money mar-
ket, the IMF said the Central
Bank would nee to state the
counterparties it would deal
with. "The Central Bank
should also hold discussions
with banks about the reforms
of instruments and operations,
as banks would need to adjust
their internal operations and
upgrade manpower skills to


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 asealed envelope, addressed to'
the Manager, Royal Bank Collection Centre, P.O. Box N-7549,
Nassau,.Bahamas-and. marked "'tendert.0344"All'bfffiieri'st be
received by the close of business 4:00 pm, Friday 29th Jully, 2005.







> KINGSWAY

ACADEMY



OPERATIONS MANAGER
FOR KINGSWAY ACADEMY

has an immediate vacancy .for an
Operations Manager.

The successful candidate will be mainly
responsible for the supervision of the
Security Staff, supervising the maintenance
projects on the site, along with other duties.

Interested persons should submit a resume
along with three references that will include
....one.from.the.candidates Church-Pastorto ..

Ms Kelcine Hamilton
Academy Affairs Manager
Kingsway Academy
Business Office
Bernard Road

Telephone contact:
324-6887, 324-6269; Fax 393-6917

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS -
FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2005


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participate in an active money
market," the Fund added.
"To foster the development
of the money market, the Cen-
tral Bank should streamline its
standing facilities, which should
be solely accessed by counter-
parts at penalty rates. In par-
ticular, the Central Bank
should close its secondary win-
dows for government securi-
ties."
To reform monetary regula-
tion and policy instruments, it
would have to take place in a
way to avoid imposing a finan-.
cial burden on the Central
Bank, the IMF said. The regu-
lator would also need to devel-
op the ability to forecast mar-
ket liquidity, manage any
excess, let market forces allo-
cate financial resources and use
reserve requirements as a "last
resort", as these were a 'tax"
on the commercial banking sec-
tor.
While acknowledging that
the current framework had


worked well, the IMF said:
"The long-standing reliance on
direct instruments of monetary
policy may have reduced inter-
. est rate flexibility. Credit con-r
trols have.reduced the: scope
for banks ,to gaip.. ma"r e'
shares, so the incentiy.Ves f,
compete by adjusting lending'
rates or seekinrgo, attract
deposits have been dimin-
ished."
PortfoQlo;,
theP~ i O'd;" "i" e
Central 0a s 0.porff 0 o
securities, standing af t$7 ra-1
lion at the end of March 2005,
was relatively small compared
to the banks' free reserves of
$262 million.
It also suggested that'the
Central Bank establish a "for-
mal operational target" for the
supply of money or interest
rates going forward, so the reg-
ulator could signal its inten-
tions to the financial markets.


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The Central Bank
of the Bahamas'
reliance on direct
credit controls
have reduced
interest rate flexibility and the
ability of the commercial banks
to gain market share, an IMF
report has concluded, with the
regulator facing three "diffi-
cult" options for a transition to
"a more market-based" form
of monetary regulation.


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Visitors, from Page 1B


the Bahamas had enjoyed
"impressive growth" in visitor
numbers to reach the Govern-
ment's much-touted five mil-
lion arrivals in 2004, the IMF
backed up the concerns of
many in the industry by con-
firming this had been driven
largely by cruise ship passen-
gers.
While cruise ship visitors had
increased by 9 per cent per
year on average since 1996,
stopover visitor numbers had
been "stagnant" since the ear-
ly 1990s.
To ram the point home, the
IMF said that in 2004, cruise
ship visitors accounted for 67
percent of total visitors to the
Bahamas, up from 40 per cent
in the 1990s.

Tourism

The Fund added: "Howev-
er, the largest portion of
tourism expenditure in the
Bahamas comes from stayover
viptprtor and total tourism
spending has been stagnant.
This reflects the fact that cruise
ship visitors spend relatively
modest amounts while in the
country, and as a result total
tourism expenditure in real
terms has barely grown from
1990 to 2004."
But while the Bahamian
tourism industry and its per-


formance statistics have
become increasingly reliant on
the cruise ship industry, its is
questionable whether the eco-
nomic 'trickle-down' benefits
from the sector are felt as much
as the stopover segment.
The Tribune has previously
reported extensively on how
the cruise ships are increasing-
ly using their own private
islands, where they effectively
control all the excursions and
activities. They have also
squeezed the margins of
Bahamian tour operators and
attraction providers, making it
difficult for them to invest in
upgrading their amenities.
The IMF detailed how the
Bahamas' "strategy of targeting
the upscale market" and com-
pletion of the Phase II expan-
sion at Paradise Island's
Atlantis resort helped gener-
ate a "sharp recovery" in per
capita stopover visitor spend-
ing, with average daily room
rates in this nation increasing
by 21 per cent between 1998
and 1999. Occupancy rates at
that time rose to 70 per cent.
"Since then, occupancy rates
have been closer to 60 per cent
due to an increase in room
capacity and as a consequence
of the reduction in stayover
arrivals after the terrorist
attacks of September 11. In
2004, both average daily room


NOTICE
PREMIER COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE
INVESTMENT CORPORATION LIMITED


TAKE NOTICE THAT the administrator of Premier
commercial Real Estate Investment Corporation
Limited has been changed from SG Hambros Bank
& Trust- (Bahamas) Limited to GENESIS FUND
SERVICES LIMITED of address Goodman's Bay
Corporate Centre, West Bay Street, P.O. Box N-9058,
Nassau, Bahamas with effect from the 1st day of July
2005.

Dated this 5th day of July, 2005.

Gregory K. Moss

Secretary


Legal Notice



NOTICE


EXXONMOBIL EXPLORATION
ALGERIA LIMITED

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 137(8) of the International
Business Companies Act 2000 notice is hereby given that the above-
named Company has been dissolved and struck off the Register
pursuant to a Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar
General on the 14th day of July, A.D., 2005.

Dated the 21st day of July, A.D., 2005.

Gail Huff
Liquidator of
EXXONMOBIL EXPLORATION
ALGERIA LIMITED


rates and occupancy rates start-
ed to recover," the Fund
added.
The IMF report also found
that the Atlantis Phase II
expansion boosted casino earn-
ings by 32 per cent in 1999, and
increased Nassau and Paradise
Island's importance as a tourist
destination compared to the
overall Bahamas. Nassau and
Paradise Island's share of
stopover arrivals in the
Bahamas rose to 59 per cent in
1999-2004, compared to an
average of 51 per cent between
1991-1998.

Spending

Research by the IMF indi-
cated that private household
spending (consumption) in
tourists' home countries espe-
cially the US was the most
important factor influencing
tourism demand for the
Bahamas.
The IMF said its research
indicated tourism in the
Bahamas was "a luxury good",
but added that this nation's rel-
ative price compared to that of
its competitors was not "statis-
tically significant" in deter-'
mining tourist arrivals.
"A possible interpretation
would be that when competi-
tors lower their prices, the
Bahamas tourism operators are


forced to reduce their prices,
thus reducing stayover expen-
diture but with no impact on
stayover arrivals, as if the oper-
ators were targeting an occu-
pancy rate," the Fund said.
Apart from the risks posed
by hurricanes and the relative
maturity of the Bahamian
tourism product, the IMF said
this nation's leading industry
was also vulnerable to its
dependency on the US for its
customer base. The sector's
position, the Fund warned,
could be jeopardised if there
was a major recession of ter-
ror attack in the US, and rec-
ommended that the Bahamas
seek to broaden its visitor mar-
ket.
Ministry of Tourism statis-
tics employed by the IMF
showed that the percentage of
total visitors to the Bahamas
who came from the US
increased from 83.8 per cent in
2000 to 87.2 per cent in 2004,
with numbers from Canada
declining from 5.4 per cent to
4.4 per cent, and Europeans
dropping from 6.8 per cent to
5.4 per cent, over the same
time period.
. While stopover visitors from
the US increased by 4.3 per
cent in 2004, European stay-
overs fell by 10.3 per cent com-
pared to a 17.1 per cent
increase in 2003. Canadian


arrivals increased by 8.4 per
cent in 2004.
And the IMF also warned
that while the Bahamas' strat-
egy of targeting the high end
of the visitor market had been
successful to date, and raised
tourist spending, it risked "sat-
uration and excess capacity"
because this was a "limited seg-
ment".

Projects

The Fund said: "This risk
may not yet appear to be sig-
nificant, given the pipeline of
luxury tourism projects that
have been proposed to the
Bahamian authorities, but this
also underscores the impor-
tance of not distorting private
investment decisions by gov-
ernment incentives.
"The Bahamas should be
cautious. about building up
excess capacity that could lead


to a price war among opera-
tors and, in the end, jeopardise
this strategy."
The IMF warning echoes
those given privately by Kerzn-
er International figures last
year, who feared that the $1.2
billion Baha Mar redevelop-
menmt of Cable Beach could
see it go head-to-head with
Atlantis and effectively split
the market for high-end
tourists, leaving both worse off.
Apart from Cable Beach, the
Government has announced a
whole range of high-end
tourism developments target-
ed at the Family Islands as part
of its goal to have an anchor
project for each island. It is
uncertain whether the
Bahamas has the workforce
and infrastructure to cope, and
whether it will be able to fill
all the rooms.


DIVIDEND NOTICE

PREMIER COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE
INVESTMENT CORPORATION LIMITED

TAKE NOTICE that the Board of directors of PREMIER
COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
CORPORATION LIMITED has resolved to declare a
Quarterly Divedend in the amount of Nineteen and one-half
cent ($0.195) per share for all shareholders of record as of the
close of business on the llth day of May, 2005, the same to be
payable on the 16th day of May, 2005.

All payments shall be made through Genesis Fund Services
Limited, the Registrar & Transfer Agent, pursuant to the
instructions of the relevant shareholders on the files of SG
Hambros Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Limited as at the 16th dayof
May, 2005.

Gregory K. Moss
Secretary






0 NOTICE OF VACANCY

FOR

ELECTRICAL CODE OFFICIAL

A vacancy exists at The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited for
one ELECTRICAL CODE OFFICIAL in the Building and
Development Services Department.
Applicants must be at least 21 years old and should have the
following:
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Minimum of five (5) years relevant engineering experience
Minimum of three (3) years relevant supervisory experience
Certification as a Master Electrician
The individual will be responsible for:
Enforcing the Canadian Electrical Code
Review/approval of electrical parts
Review/approval of Electrical Permit Application documents
Certification of electrical contractors
Supervision of electrical inspection staff
Engineering support to Port Group capital/repair projects
Applications with supporting documentation should be submitted
to:
The Personnel Department
The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited
P.O. Box F-42888
Freeport, Grand Bahama
on or before August 2, 2005


Legal Notice



NOTICE


EXXON EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION
MAURITANIA LIMITED

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 137(8) of the International
Business Companies Act 2000, notice is hereby given that the above-
named Company has been dissolved and struck off the Register
pursuant to a Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar
General on the 14th day of July, A.D., 2005.

Dated the 21st day of July, A.D., 2005.

Gail Huff
Liquidator of
EXXON EXPLORATION AND
PRODUCTION MAURITANIA LIMITED


CAREER OPPORTUNITY



Baha Mar Devdopment Company Ltd seeks to hire a Financial Controller with
expertise in Construction Management. The successful candidate will control
and report on all expenditure as it relates to the company's planning and development
efforts: This includes construction, critical engineering systems and other capital
expenditure and operating expenses.


The successful candidate should be a Certified Public Accountant with ten (10) -
fifteen (15) years experience Familiarity with a variety of concepts, practices and
procedures are esential. Exceptional communication skills, outstanding management
capabilities and a proven capacity to work effectively with individuals at all levels
is essential. Please forward curriculum vitae with salary requirements via e-mail to
hr@cablebeachresorts.com or via private fax to (242) 327-5897 by no later than
August 8, 2005. All responses will be held in the strictest confidence.


NOTICE OF VACANCY

FOR

GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) TECHNICIAN
A vacancy exists at The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited for one GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
(GIS) TECHNICIAN in the Building and Development Services Department.
Applicants must be at least 21 years old and should have the following:
An Associates of Science Degree or equivalent in Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Civil Engineering,
Cartography, Geography, Computer Science.
Knowledge of AutoCAD version 2000 or higher
Knowledge of Microsoft Applications
Knowledge of GIS software
Two (2) years experience with GIS or related field
Skills to read maps and architectural drawings
Ability to handle internal and external communications effectively
Excellent organizational skills (i.e. the ability to catalog and maintain data entry and map procedures)
*Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
The individual will be responsible for:
Performing technical duties in the maintenance, development and operation of geographic information systems.
Ensuring quality an accuracy of a variety of GIS data, including researching and revising maps and data from other
data systems.
Operating a variety of geographic information system input and output devices, including digitizing boards, scanners,
printer and plotters.
Creating, maintaining and editing departmental spatial databases, including the preparation of data dictionaries and
documentation.
Assembling, organizing and digitizing information of the GIS database
Preparing and executing queries of individual electronic databases and thematic maps, producing products that
include, but not limited to maps, tables, plots, charts and graphs.
Ensuring the quality and accuracy of a variety of geographic information system data, including researching and
revising maps and data from other data systems.
Applications with supporting documentation should be submitted to:
The Personnel Department
The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited
P.O. Box F-42888
Freeport, Grand Bahama
on or before August 2, 2005


BUSINESS










IIII. . .


of administration and external
affairs for Baha Mar, said that
as the group develops its prop-
erties, the convention space
was expected to increase sig-
nificantly.
The main reason behind the
expansion are the potential
benefits set to accrue as a result
of the 2002 signing of a TIEA
between the Bahamas and
Washington, which will permit
US citizens to deduct against
their annual income the
expenses they incur in attend-
ing business conventions held
in this nation from January
2006 onwards.
"This is something many
hotels have anticipated for
many years. It's a significant
move that will boost the
tourism sector simply because
we appreciate that groups and
conventions have a higher
propensity to spend as individ-
uals than other segments. This
augers well for growth in the
sector and we're looking for-
ward to it," Mr Sands said.
Determine
While the immediate benefit
of the tax break will be difficult
to determine, as most of the
groups which would benefit
from the initiative have planed
their conventions years in
advance, the delay gives the


Bahamian hotel industry an
opportunity td do some for-
ward planning.
According to Mr Sands, like
most properties in the
Bahamas, the Baha Mar resorts
- the Wyndham Nassau Resort,
the Radisson Cable Beach
Resort and the Nassau Beach
Resort do not currently have
enough meeting space to sat-
isfy the requirements of many
US-based groups and conven-
tions.
Therefore, it was likely there
will not be a significant amount
of US companies that will be
able to take advantage of the
tax break immediately. That
scenario is likely to change
going forward however, Mr
Sands said.
Doubled
Both the Radisson and the
Wyndham have a principal
meeting room of some 10,000
square feet, along with..addi-
tional break out rooms. Inclu-
sive of the Nassau Beach, the
resorts have some 55,000
square feet of meeting rooms
which will be doubled in size.
"Group revenue is a signifi-
cant part of our business; on
the food and beverage and
room side it is high. We're
looking for a minimum of
100,000 square feet to double


COMMONWEALTH BANK

NOTICE OF EXTRAORDINARY
GENERAL MEETING

For share holders of class "B" Preference Shares

TIME & DATE
5:00p.m. on Tuesday, 26th day of
July, A.D. 2005

PLACE
SuperClubs Breezes, West Bay Street, Cable Beach,
New Providence, The Bahamas

RECORD DATE
Holders of 9,970 Preference Shares at the close of
business on June 13, A.D. 2005 are entitled to vote
at the meeting

Charlene Pinder-Higgs
Corporate Secretary








COMMONWEALTH BANK

NOTICE OF EXTRAORDINARY
GENERAL MEETING

For share holders of class "C" Preference Shares

TIME & DATE
5:00p.m. on Tuesday, 26th day of
July, A.D. 2005

PLACE
SuperClubs Breezes, West Bay Street, Cable Beach,
New Providence, The Bahamas

RECORD DATE
Holders of 10,076 Preference Shares at the close of
business on June 13, A.D. 2005 are entitled to vote
at the meeting

Charlene Pinder-Higgs
Corporate Secretary


what we have, and we also
expect to double our rev-
enues," Mr Sands said.
Meanwhile, Michael Hooper,
general manager of the British
Colonial Hilton Hotel, said the
Bay Street property was doing
extremely well for the summer,
with an occupancy rate of 92
per cent for July.
Forecasts
He added that initial fore-
casts for August show the prop-
erty at an 82 per cent occupan-
cy level, compared to 77 per
cent for the same period in


2004.
September, however, is
expected to be somewhat slug-
gish, coming in at a 59 per cent
occupancy level, a slight dip
when compared to the same
period last year, which posted a
61 per cent occupancy as resi-
dents and visitors sought shel-
ter from three hurricanes.
In terms of revenue, the
British Colonial Hilton's aver-
age room rate for year-to-date
June was up by $18.
Executive
The executive vice-president


The public is hereby notified that RAYMOND ANDREW
FRANCIS formerly of Nassau, The Bahamas now presently
residing in Miami, Florida has no power or authority singularly
to sell property situate Lot No. 8 Block 15 in Greater
Chippingham in the Western District of New Providence.

BUYER BEWARE take notice of conveyance dated 8th June,
A.D. 1983 recorded in the Registry of Records in volume 8616
at pages 524 to 527.


Signed:


SLARRY, MARIE, LORRAINE AND PATRICK FRANCIS
MIRAMAR FLORIDA
/O P.O. BOX N 4548
NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS





Legal Notice


NOTICE

GOBLINS PROPERTIES INC.

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137
(4)&qf the International Business Companies Act. 2000,-',
GOBLINS PROPERTIESAINC., is in dissoltstiona s,:f July-
12th, 2005.

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

LIQUIDATOR








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COMMONWEALTH BANK

NOTICE OF EXTRAORDINARY
GENERAL MEETING

For share holders of class "F" Preference Shares

TIME & DATE
5:00p.m. on Tuesday, 26th day of
July, A.D. 2005

PLACE
SuperClubs Breezes, West Bay Street, Cable Beach,
New Providence, The Bahamas

RECORD DATE
Holders of 99,993 Preference Shares at the close of
business on June 13, A.D. 2005 are entitled to vote
at the meeting

Charlene Pinder-Higgs
Corporate Secretary



Legal Notice


NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION

OF

AXIS MANAGEMENT LIMITED


Notice is hereby given that liquidation of the above company
commenced on the 21st day of July, 2005 and that Credit
Suisse Trust Limited of Bahamas Financial Centre, Shirley
and Charlotte Streets, Nassau, Bahamas has been appointed
Liquidator of the Company.



Credit Suisse Trust Limited
Liquidator


of the Bahamas Hotel Associ-
ation (BHA), Frank Comito,
said that with January 2006
start date for the convention
tax coming closer, hotel opera-
tors had been much more
aggressive in their efforts to
capture group sales out of the
US meetings market.
Facilities
"We know we need addi-
tional meeting facilities, and
there are several properties
that are upgrading and creating
additional meeting space in
anticipation of this new mar-


ket. There are efforts under-
way to capture more of that
market and there is some
expansion underway, with
Kerzner in particular, directed
toward attracting more meet-
ings business," Mr Comito said.
Properties
He noted that smaller prop-
erties and Family Island resorts
were also looking to tap into
this lucrative market, with
hotels such as the Abaco Beach
Resort looking to expand their
facilities and create additional
meeting space.


C NO


Legal Notice


NOTICE

F.L.J. INVESTMENT CORP.


NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137
(4) of the International Business Companies Act. 2000, F.L.J.
INVESTMENT CORP., is in dissolution as of July 12th, 2005.

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

LIQUIDATOR


Legal Notice


NOTICE

CLUNE REAL ESTATE S.A.


NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137
(4) of the International Business Companies Act. 2000, CLUNE
REAL ESTATE S.A., is in dissolution as of July 12th, 2005.

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

LIQUIDATOR




Legal Notice

NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION

of

AXIS MANAGEMENT LIMITED



,"tice is hereby given that liquidation of the above company,
Pcommefnced on the 21 day of July, 2005 and that Credit
Suisse Trust Limited of Bahamas Financial Centre, Shirley
& Charlotte Street, Nassau, Bahamas has been appointed
Liquidator of the Company.


Credit Suisse Trust Limited
Liquidator








COMMONWEALTH BANK

NOTICE OF EXTRAORDINARY
GENERAL MEETING

For share holders of class "D" Preference Shares

TIME & DATE
5:00p.m. on Tuesday, 26th day of
July, A.D. 2005

PLACE
SuperClubs Breezes, West Bay Street, Cable Beach,
New Providence, The Bahamas

RECORD DATE
Holders of 100,000 Preference Shares at the close of
business on June 13, A.D. 2005 are entitled to vote
at the meeting

Charlene Pinder-Higgs
Corporate Secretary



NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT, 2000
No.45 of 2000

KENRIDGE INVESTMENTS INC.


Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 137 (8)
of the International Business Companies Act, 2000, the
Dissolution of KENRIDGE INVESTMENTS INC. has
been completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the
Registrar. The date of completion of the dissolution was
July 14, 2005.



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Liquidator


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


THREE PHASE ELECTRICIANS
NAME LISENCE BUSINESS NAME ADDRESS CITY/ISLAND 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 ,, ......... i ;,.z P.O. Box F-41-558 Freeport, GBI 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 F Storr Electric Co. Ltd. P.O. Box N-945 Nassau, Bahamas 393-7777
Storr, Stephen Three Phase Henry F Storr Electric Co. Ltd. P.O. Box N-945 Nassau, Bahamas 393-7777
Stuart, Marvin 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 ThreePhase 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 CITYIISLAND 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, Sel'yn 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
SRoberts, 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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Dorcy Park Boyz top division




after victory over New Breed


* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
IT was only a matter of time
before the Electro Telecom Dorcy
Park Boyz blasted into the top spot
in the men's division of the New
Providence Softball Association.
On Saturday at the Churchill
Tener Knowles National Softball
Stadium, they took advantage of
that opportunity when they
stopped the New Breed 11-1 in the
opening game.
But their position was solidified
in the feature contest when last
year's runners-up,'Delsol Arawaks,
out-slugged the defending cham-
pions TBS Truckers 13-11. It was
the Truckers' second straight loss
after they were knocked off 3-1 by
the Electro Telecom on Thursday
night.
"Right now we're just trying to
put the pieces together," said Elec-
tro Telecom's player/manager
Mario Ford, "but we're going to
take it one game at a time.
"Defensively, we're going to
prove as a team, but once we play
good defence behind our pitchers,
we will hold them to less runs and
hopefully our offence will roll
around."
With the outcome of Saturday's
double-header, the Dorcy Park
Boyz are now in control of the
league. But Ford said there is no
stopping them now as they head
towards clinching the pennant and
eventually the league championship
crown.
Without their ace, Edney "the


Heat" Bethel, who was serving a
one-game suspension after a bench-
clearing brawl against the Truckers
on Thursday night, his brother,
Edmund "Binks" Bethel got the
job done, as he did in the closure of
their last game.
Bethel, who consider himself to
be the "secret weapon" although
he is an old veteran, delivered a
five-hit, seven strike out perfor-
mance.

Offensive

But it was Arthur Thompson Jr,
who is normally in the coaches'
box, who came through offensively
to clinch the player of the game
honours.
Thompson, the son of Interna-
tional Softball Federation's Hall of
Fame umpire Arthur "Old Art"
Thompson, cracked a three-run
home run in a four-run second
inning for the Dorcy Park Boys.
Playing first base defensively,
Thompson Jr went one for three
with four runs batted in. Binks
Bethel helped his own cause with a
2-for-4 night with a RBI and two
runs scored; left fielder Darren
Bowleg was three for three with
two RBIs and as many runs; and
second baseman Mardoche Simon
was 2-for-3 with a RBI, scoring a
run.
Keiron Munroe was tagged with
the loss for New Breed, who got a
one-for-three production with a run
from Clement Whylly. Their only
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recently that Sherman "Tank" Williais
will fight Friday Ahunanya on Septemnbr
30 for the Commonwealth Heavyweisht
Title.
"We received official communicate
from the Commonwealth Boxing Cou cil
on Tuesday that approval has been gion
to Nigel Nwajiobi and Sports United In-
ited in London to promote the fight. is
to take place at the.Abuja Internaticoal
Conference Centre in Nigeria.
"It makes us all on the commis on
proud that we have been able to positfpn
one of our fighters for the title. You ill
remember that Williams was not ranked
by the CBC but last March our secretary,
Commissioner Fred'Sturrup, lobbiedon
his behalf at a special CBC executive
meeting in Wales and the result is nioqhe
fights for the title.
"I was hoping just like the other c4on-
missioners, and I am sure many Bahami-
ans around the country, that the title lOut
could have been staged here. That di 't
come about, but our job is to always sdek
to give our fighters opportunitiesto
advance their careers. Williams noW h4 a
big opportunity," said Dr. Gay.
According to Chairman Gay, the efforts
of the commission are ongoing regard-
ing the leading Bahamian fighters. 6ous
will now turn to lobbying for title f!ghtin
2006 and 2007 for boxers like Mea.her
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THE Baptist Sports Council will
hold a meeting tonight at 6 pm at the
Bahamas Baptist College, Jean Street,
for all churches interested in partici-
pating in the 2005 softball league. The
league is tentatively set to
start on August 20. Each church is
being asked to send two representatives.
THE Baptist Sports Council will
play game two in both the 19-and-under
and men's best-of-three championship;
series on Tuesday night at the Hat-
rold Road volleyball court. Macedonia
Baptist took a 1-0 lead over Golden
Gates in both series that opened on
Saturday at the DW Davis Gym.
THE Baptist Sports Council will be
holding its 2005 Track and Field Classic
on Saturday at the Thomas A Robinsow
Track and Field Stadium. The meet is
scheduled to start immediately follow-
ing the pre-registration at 8am. There is
a fee of $5 per athlete to register. Medals
will be presented to the first three fin-
ishers in each event.


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* By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
AN early jump on the cycling
pack yesterday morning helped
Lee Farmer pull off the "Clash
of the Speedsters" title. '
.Farmer got out well ahead of
the other cyclers, who had
devised a strategy plan to catch
him during the two-and-a-half-
hour race.
But Farmer's big lead was to
large for them to close, even
with him cramping about eight
miles into the home stretch. The
lead allowed Framer to relax
and rehydrate his body.
.He said: "It was a hard ride -
my legs were sore from Satur-
day's ride, plus I wasn't pre-
pared to ride by myself this
mprning. The competition was
so far away.
-"I got out to an early lead, I
think it was a minute and a half
or two on the pack, and ended
up getting cramped eight miles
out, just finishing in front of
tlhem.
"I was just feeling, and when
I cramped up it was more pain,
excruciating pain. I am happy
though that I did get out to that
big start, that helped me a lot.
Farmer, who rode more than
five miles on Saturday, clocked
-a time of 2h 9m 57s for the win.


Coming in second was Tracey
Sweeting in 2h 18m and 58s,
Canada's James McDonald was
third in 2h 24m and 59s; Byron
Musgrove was fourth in 2h 28m.
For Sweeting the early morn-
ing ride was better than the race
held in Freeport.
Saying that yesterday's
weather conditions were per-
fect riding conditions, Sweeting
believed that he would have
been able to catch up with
Farmer if it had not been for a
sluggish start on his part.
He said: "Today's weather
was perfect, I feel great. The
ride was not has long because I
rode with the pack, but I tried
to pull away from them down
the home stretch.
"I saw it was to late to catch
and over take Lee, but I tried to
wheel him since he did cramp
up. It was about 100 meters out
of the finish line when I made
my move, I should have made it
earlier but I didn't."
The lengthy ride attracted
several tourists who are now
looking to make the Bahamas
their home.
McDonald, a Canadian visit-
ing the Bahamas, joined up with
the cyclers to finish third, but
his greatest joy came when he
saw the amount of juniors riding
the course.


He said: "I've been riding
competitively for about five
years now, I love competing.
Today's race was great this
was the perfect weather for the
race, it wasn't to hot or to cold.
"Where I am from we always
have to compete with the
weather, that's our main thing. I
don't think I could have done
any better than I did today.
That Lee Farmer is great, he
rode an excellent course.
"I am excited about moving
down here, I have children, so
seeing the younger riders out
motivated me."
There were on two riders in
the women's division: Julianna
Glinton and Carmel Suckey.
Suckey and Glinton rode dif-
ferent routes, the 45 mile and
55 miles respectively.
Suckey timed 2h 32m 18s for
the official win, Glinton was
awarded the second prize
although she rode with the men.
Her time was 2h 50m.
The junior division started
out with more than eight rid-
ers, but only two endured the
45-mile trudge.
Jay Major and Kevin
Richardson survived the toll,
riding to final times of 2h 41m
and 49s, 2h 41m and 42s respec-
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volleyball camp


M By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
EVEN since she left the
Bahamas almost two decades ago,
Vanessa Johnson had always
dreamed about returning home
to give something back to the
game of volleyball and basketball.
This week, the former double
sport standout and national team
player will achieve that reality
when she joins a number of visit-
ing coaches participating in the
first Jackie Conyers Volleyball
Camp.
Organised by the Bahamas
Volleyball Federation, the camp
is a "thank you" gesture to Cony-
ers for her dedicated and tireless
representation of the Bahamas in
competition and her superb
ambassadorship.
The camp will run from today
until Friday at the DW Davis
Gym from 9am to 4pm.
Johnson, who played with
Conyers in both sports, said she is
delighted to finally see a camp of
this nature being instituted by the
federation.
"I'm probably more excited
because I wanted to do this for
the past two to three years and
now it's at the point where it will
actually happen," said Johnson,
who currently lives in Atlanta,


Georgia where she is a volleyball
and basketball coach.
Johnson, a graduate of AF
ADDErley High, attended Ten-
nessee Tech University where she
was picked for the
All-Conference team all four
years and she currently hold the
university records for blocks and
kills per game.
Although she has earned her
bachelors, masters and EdS
degrees, Johnson is currently
teaching sports medicine and is
the head varsity volleyball coach
and assistant basketball coach at
North Gwinnett High School in
Atlanta.
She will be joined by a number
of visiting coaches, including Del
Hughes, Eric Harris, USAV vol-
leyball director, John Kessel and
Olympic coach Toshi Yoshida.
Hughes has been coaching for
22 years and is certified at the
CAP II Level. He has enjoyed a
sting coaching volleyball players
from Arizona, Georgia Tech,
Texas and Florida.
Harris, on the other hand, has
been coaching since 1989. He
recently coached a 17-and-under
club team from the Vertical One
Volleyball Club, based in Suwa-
nee, Georgia, in the national
championships that were held in
Salt Lake City, Utah.


Johnson, who was instrumen-
tal in securing the coaches to
attend, said because this was the
first year hosting the camp, they
wanted to bring in the best avail-
able talent.
"We want to make this an
annual event and so we want to
make this the best one, as far as
the instructions and basic skills
are concerned," she stressed.
"We will start off with the
basics and then we will split them
up into the advanced and begin-
ners groups, so that nobody can
be intimidated."
Conyers, who was considered
one of the best power hitters in
the Caribbean during her playing
days, said she is excited about
how things are coming together
for.the opening of the camp.
"We're still trying to finalise
everything with the coaches and
trying to confirm with everybody
before we get started," she said.
"We've had some good response
from the schools and so we're just
waiting to get started."
However, Conyers was more
thrilled because Johnson will
finally get a chance to showcase
her coaching skills at home.
"It's been long overdue," she
said. "This is something she want-
ed to do for a long time, so we
decided to make it happen."


Culmer content with BSF team prospects


I By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
; MANAGER Ali Culmer likes what
lpe see in the make-up of the Bahamas
Softball Federation women's national
team which is heading to the XIII Cen-
tral American and Caribbean Softball
Championships.
The team will leave town tomor-
row for Cartagena, Colombia, where
they will try to qualify for the VI
an American Softball Champi-
onships from November 13-23 in
.puatemala.
"We look good. I'm very impressed
with the restructuring of the team,"
said Culmer, the treasurer of the BSF.
''We have quite a few youngsters, who


have been looking very good in prac-
tice."
The Bahamas will have to finish in
the top four to advance to the XX Cen-
tral American and Caribbean Sports
Games, scheduled for July 15-30 in
Cartagena.
Based on what he and his coaching
staff, including Gary "Super" Johnson
and Lenny Newton from Grand
Bahama, have to work with, Culmer
said he is confident they can get the
job done.
"We have good pitching and they
have been working a lot'with the pitch-
ing machine, so if we can play good
defence, we will be all right," he said.
"We just need them to apply them-
selves to what we've been working on


in practice when they hit the field and
I think we will be okay."
While the pitching will be the team's
strength, led,by ace Mary Edgecombe,
Culmer said their offence should come
around, especially bunting, one of the
main areas they have been working
on.
"All around, I think we're pretty
strong," he said.
If there are any weaknesses, Culmer
said it would be their lack of experi-
ence and exposure to some of the
younger ball players playing in a big
tournament.
"But because of our restructuring
and getting them to look ahead to the
future, I think they will rise to our
expectations."


Joining Edgecombe in the pitching
department are Grand Bahamian Ner-
essa Lockhart, Sherry Beneby and
Latoya
Humes (also from Grand Bahama).
Catchers are Dorothy Marshall and
Monique Sears from Grand Bahama.
The infielders are Lakeisha Robinson,
Rita Mackey, Jeannine Wallace, Linda
Knowles, Thela Johnson and Beatrice
Riley.
The outfielders are Neressa Sey-
mour, Christine Hanna and Theresa
Miller. Chryshann Percentie and Alex-
is Moss are the utility
players. Shervette Taylor will travel
for the exposure.
Thela Johnson, the youngest mem-
ber of the team at age 17, said she is


thrilled to be a member of the team.
"I'm pleased to get this exposure
to see what is expected of me three to
five years down the road," said John-
son, one of the bright young stars in
the New Providence Softball Associ-
ation.
"I think we have a good team with a
lot of older players who I can look up
to learn more about the game of soft-
ball."
The CR Walker Secondary High
12th grader said she is trying to learn
all the plays right now, but she admit-
ted that she is nervous as she looks
ahead to making her first major inter-
national trip.
Clifford "Butch" Scavalla will travel
as the Chef de Mission.


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* By RENALDO DORSETT
Junior Sports Reporter
THE 10th annual Nelson
Cooper "Peace On Da Streets"
Basketball Classic culminated
with high-flying excitement,
keen competition and the
crowning of two new champi-
ons.
The nation's premiere sum-
mer basketball tournament end-
ed on Saturday with the Cour-
tesy Food Store Saints and the
Real Deal Shockers capturing
the championship titles in the
junior and senior divisions
respectively.
The Shockers, three-time
New Providence Basketball
Association Champions defeat-
ed the Heat, a team made up
primarily of Bahamian college
basketball players currently
playing in the United States.
The Shockers, led by Lasario
"Bones" Burrows, scratched
and clawed their way to a gutsy
48-40 win.
Playing like true underdogs
with a chip on their shoulder,
they attacked the basket early


and often. They also had a sti-
fling zone defencce that made
penetration for the Heat virtu-
ally impossible. Burrows set the
tone for the remainder of the
game, nailing a three-pointer
from the corner on the game's
first play which garnered crowd
support for the Shockers.
They jumped out an early 9-0
lead and maintained their ini-
tial defensive intensity through-
out the entire game.
The Heat seemed startled by
the initial intensity of the Shock-
ers and were unable to keep
pace with their speed, which led.
to a number of turnovers and
easy Shockers' baskets.
Real Deal led at the half 29-
21.
The second half produced
much of the same: the Shockers
were disruptive on the defen-
sive end of the court and
refused to allow the Heat back
into the game.
Heat guard Mitchell Johnson
put on a three-point shooting
display, hitting on three con-
secutive attempts late in the
game, bringing his team to with-'


in six however they could not
pull any closer.
Burrows led the Shockers
with 12 points while Johnson
finished with 15 for the Heat.
In the Junior Division,
Courtesy steamrolled through
teams throughout the tourna-
ment easily dispatching oppo-
nent after opponent in blowout
victories.
They ended the Rockets
quest to repeat as champions,
defeating them in the in the
semi-final round and setting up
a duel with the team sponsored
by Sunshine Auto Sales.
The Saints won 53-37 to take
the title.
Led by Terrence Brown, they
used their quickness to domi-
nate early with numerous fast-
break opportunities.
The JMel/Texaco Slam Dunk
contact was an exact rematch
of last year with only two com-
petitors taking part, Corey
Walkes and Kendall Butler.
Walkes got the better of But-
ler this year, wining the title
with a windmill over an onlook-
er from the crowd.


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Independence
TONYA BURROWS and
her husband, Gary, celebrated
not only the birth of the nation
on Sunday past; they also cele-
brated the birth of their son,
Mark.
As thousands of Bahamians
celebrated our country's Inde-
pendence with Junkanoo
parades, fireworks, backyard
barbecues and parties the Bur-
rows family celebrated the
arrival of their beautiful bounc-
ing baby boy.
Just as excited as the parents,
the Maternity unit at Doctors
Hospital proudly announced the
arrival of their 'Independence
Baby'. Coordinator of the hos-
pital's maternity unit, Anna
Forbes, RN, along with the Bur-
rows' assigned Midwife and
ancillary team, presented moth-
er, father and baby with a beau-
tiful gift to celebrate the occa-
sion.
A very special baby, Mark's
photo will join the July babies
on the hospital's on-line nursery
for friends and family to see,
but he will have the special dis-
tinction of being Doctors Hos-
pital's 'Independence Baby' for
2005. To view a picture of Mark


you may access the on-line nurs-
ery at www.doctorshosp.com
under baby photos.
Born on July 10, 2005,
Bahamas' Independence Day,


each year Mark can look for-
ward to the fireworks he will
have on his birthday as a nation
also celebrates a birthday with
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The stories behind the news


I .m
Samuel "Ninety" Knowles'
Bahamian counsel plans to appeal to
the Privy Council on a decision by
the Court of Appeal. The decision in
question overturned Justice Hugh
Small's ruling that Knowles, a con-
victed drug offender, could no longer
be detained pending extradition to the
United States. Mr Minnis applied for
conditional leave to appeal to the
Privy Council in London on the deci-
sion which the Court of Appeal hand-
ed down in May...


The Bahamas got its first real
taste of the hurricane season last
week when a tropical storm warn-
ing was issued for Eleuthera, New
Providence, the Berry Islands,
Abaco and Grand Bahama.
Franklin is the sixth tropical |
storm to form for the 2005 hurri-
cane season.
The storm was projected to
move away from the Bahamas
by Saturday...


The release of findings by a special panel considering
the fate of COB president Dr Rodney Smith was sus-
pended last week when Dr Smith was admitted to hos-
pital. The special advisory panel was convened to con-
sider the act of plagiarism committed by Dr Smith and
was scheduled to make its findings public last week.
College of the Bahamas council chairman Franklyn Wil-
son said that the release of these findings were sus-
pended when Dr Smith was admitted to hospital "some
days ago". The findings will not be revealed until Dr
Smith has recovered. The illness is not believed to be life
threatening, but details about his condition were not
released...


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Tribune Staff Reporter
S tthe ghetto lies th;'untapped
potential of thousands of
youth, whose talents, once
cultured, could reap rich ben-
efits for the Bahamas.
It is this sentiment that inspires the
team at the Farm Road Urban
Renewal project, now embarking
upon its fourth year.
This summer, they have taken their
most ambitious steps thus far, to reach
as many children as possible in order
to re-shape their ideas about life, fam-
ily and country.
According to project chief ASP
Stephen Dean of the Royal Bahamas
Police Force, enriching the lives of
the children of the ghetto is a crucial
investment for the government of the
Bahamas.
"We want to resurrect and restore
discipline in these kids the way it was
instilled in myself and persons growing
up in my time," he said.
He plans to restore manners and
discipline the "old-fashioned" way -
the way he was taught. Therefore,
hundreds of children in the Farm
Road area have been attending local
church youth groups, and the Farm
Road Youth Band has grown to be
one of the most popular and well-liked
marching bands in New Providence.
According to Mr Dean, many of
these children never attended church
in their lives. He recalls one day,
when transportation had failed and
he could not get the boy's group to
Evarigelistic Temple for their regular
Wednesday Bible study and fun ses-
sion.
"They were actually upset with me,"
he said. "Boys wanting to read God's
word and participate in something
positive."
This summer, hundreds of Farm
Road youth have been split between
two power-packed summer camps.
Two hundred children are attending
a special music camp at Evangelistic
Temple. There, band members as well
as newcomers are learning to read


music, and will each be given the
opportunity to learn two instruments.
Eighty new instruments, including
trumpets, saxophones, clarinets, flutes
and trombones, have been donated
to the band, much to the excitement of
the participants.
They are also expected to know
how to swim by the end of the pro-
gramme.
The other group will attend daily
summer sessions at East Street Gospel
Chapel. There, a tripartite agreement
between the church, the Farm Road
Project and the Ministry of Youth
exists.
Children, once considered "under-
privileged", are learning arts and
crafts, drama, sports, and Bible
lessons, as well as being treated to
educational tours.
In fact, through the project, 50
young boys have returned to New
Providence as "changed individuals",
according to Mr Dean.
They spent a week living the "hard
life" in the Berry Islands. Sponsored
by Evangelistic Temple, they were
taken to a cay where no buildings


stood. They lived in tents, and learnt
the true meaning of "working to catch
your food" as they fished every day
for their meal. There, tutors also
trained them in discipline drills, and
held sessions focusing on self-aware-
ness and development, and male
health and hygiene.
Meanwhile, 20 girls went through
a similar experience at Camp Abaco.
Because many of these children
never took a plane ride in their lives, it
was a real adventure and learning
experience for them, ASP Dean said.
"We are providing alternatives for
them so when we say, 'Don't be in


gangs', they have something else to
turn to," he said.
For the girls, the Farm Road Urban
Renewal Project has given them new
options and opportunities, according
to one of the project coordinators,
Corporal Lisa Rahming.
She explained that all their lives,
their role models have been women
who hang on the blocks, or go club-
bing, and the like. But through the
numerous projects they have designed,
she sees a different group of girls.
"Their eyes have been opened to
see new things and go new places.
Their experiences have been motiva-


tional, inspirational and spiritual,
which enrich their lives. They are
being steered towards a more pur-
poseful life," she said.
The project's mentoring pro-
gramme, she added, has helped
improve the grades of many children
who once showed little or no interest
in even going to school.
How does this affect society? ASP
Dean said changing delinquent kids
into productive citizens is a step
towards enriching Bahamian life, and

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the maturity of society.
In the Farm Road community, for
example, he has seen the crime rate
drop in the area. For the first time, he
said the community has taken a dif-
ferent attitude towards the police.
Today, he can boast of the ability to
gather hundreds of young men in the
area in a relatively short period of
time to assist other community mem-
bers. The project has done this time
and time again in order to clean up
overgrown lots, renovate homes, build
proper bathroom facilities, or clean
up schqols.
The community's relationship with
police has also grown, he added.
Police can now gets tips on criminal
activities in the area, and have even
helped young persons in situations


before the courts.
Recently, when police officer Hen-
ry Curry was gunned down in the area,
Mr Dean said he saw a large out-
pouring of support and even outrage
from community members, including
those whose actions were known in
the past to be of a criminal nature.
To his surprise, young men in the
area recently approached him to see if
the project would assist in sponsoring
a basketball tournament they wished
to host. ,

Success

He was able to assist, and the event,
he said, was a success. Two hundred
participants flocked to the Hay Street
Park, and the tournament was held in
honour of fallen police officer Jeffrey
Tucker.


Ms Rahming said due to the suc-
cess of the programme, businesses,
civic organisations and churches are
calling in and asking how they can
lend a hand.

Businesses

Many of the businesses chose to
remain anonymous, but she pointed
out Big One shoe store, because the
company's donations have helped
many of the children get new school
shoes where they wouldn't have been
able to get a pair otherwise.
Brand new clothes, school books
and supplies, and instruments are just
some of the perks of being an active
part of a programme that is making
waves in the ghetto.
ASP Dean recalled that former gov-
ernment Minister Algernon SPB


Allen made a contribution of $15,000
that helped to boost the goals of the
programme as well. Mr Allen, he said,
grew up in Farm Road.
During his time in office, Mr Allen
.has repeatedly called on the private
sector to assist government in help-
ing "the darlings of our nation"
achieve their true-potential.
MP for Farm Road, Prime Minister
Perry Christie, will be visiting the chil-
dren this week.

Surprise

According to Ms Rahming, the
Prime Minister is in for a pleasant sur-
prise.
Another important partner, ASP
Dean added, is the parent of each
child. He said he has found that
although they may come from single


parent homes, or may have many sib-
lings, parents are excited about the
programme and proud of the leaps
and bounds their children have made.
The children of the ghetto, once
forgotten, have been arisen from a
deep sleep and today, show signs of
vigor and hope.

Potential

"These children have a wealth of
potential," said Corporal Rahming.
"However, in their lives there was
no one to push them. But here we are,
saying, 'I'm watching you and. I'm
going to help you along the way'.
These children have natural talents,
and when they hear the community
applaud them and encourage them,
they do better. They know they're
doing something good."


"Right now our entire focus
and prayers go toward Dr
Smith and his recovery. There is
no set date as to when the pan-
el's responsibilities will be
resumed, but as of now they are
suspended."
Franklyn Wilson, chair-
man of the College of the
Bahamas Council on how COB
president Dr Rodney Smith's
illness has affected the release
of findings by. a panel consid-
ering Dr Smith's future at the
college.
The panel was convened
after the president admitting
to plaigarising a portion of a
speech he delivered at a COB
graduation exercise in May.

"The fishermen here are com-
plaining but there isn't a thing
they can do. First it was $5 now
they raised it to $5.50 a gallon
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next month, so we expect it go
even higher because they are
going to need the gas."
-Icelyn Hanna, resident of
Moores Island, complains
about the high gas prices resi-
dents have to pay.

"(John Morley was) lover of
his country. If anyone ever had
any doubts about his creden-
tials as a Bahamian let it be said
that he was one of the finest
fishermen ever produced in the
Bahamas and loved it with a
passion."
Sir Geoffery Johnstone
on the death of his lifetime
friend, John Morley. Mr Mor-
ley died on Sunday, July 17
after suffering for sometime
with a brain tumour. He was
72.
"On a personal basis, Mr
(John) Morley took a keen
interest in my political develop-
ment over the past 24 years, and
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he spoke with the conviction of
his beliefs. I will dearly miss
him."
FNM leader Tommy
Turnquest on the death of
Realtor John Morley.

"This man came to the air-
port from Red Bay in an emer-
gency case, but no charter pilot
could bring him into Nassau as
they were warned that they will
be severely dealt with. The pilots
wanted to take the chance but
they couldn't. So the man died
at the airport waiting.
"They opened the airport
during the regatta and then
closed it. So I guess the regatta is
more important than any other
normal life time. This incident
happened here today because
of that closure."
A source on the death of
Rufus Knowles Jr, 21, who
died at the San Andros airport
last week after waiting for
almost three hours to get an
emergency flight to New Prov-
idence.
According to the source, the
pilots at the closed airport were
warned that they would be
severely punished if any flights
left the runway.


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The release of find-
ings by a special
panel considering
the fate of COB
president Dr
Rodney Smith was suspended
last week when Dr Smith was
admitted to hospital.
The special advisory panel
was convened to consider the
act of plagiarism committed by
Dr Smith and was scheduled
to make its findings public last
week.
College of the Bahamas
council chairman Franklyn Wil-
son said that the release of
these findings were suspended
when Dr Smith was admitted
to hospital "some days ago".
The findings will not be
revealed until Dr Smith has
recovered.
The illness is not believed to
be life threatening, but details
about his condition were not
released.
The panel, made up of local
and international experts was
first convened in late June after
Dr Smith admitted to plagia-
rising a portion of his COB
Honours Convocation speech.
He had incorporated para-
graphs from a speech given by
John Sexton of New York Uni-
versity into his own speech
without giving credit to the
author.



THE Bahamas got its first
real taste of the hurricane sea-
son last week when' a tropical
storm warning was issued for
Eleuthera, New Providence,
the Berry Islands, Abaco and
Grand Bahama.
Franklin is the sixth tropical
storm to form for the 2005 hur-
ricane season.
The storm was projected to
move away from the Bahamas
by Saturday; however, some
computer projections showed
the depression turning back
towards the Bahamas on Tues-
day.



RESIDENTS of Moores
Island, a small island just south
of Abaco, are suffering under
"excessive" prices for gasoline
and other petroleum products,
it was reported last week.
Wi.,Wth only days remaining
'efore the opening of the craw-
.fish "Season, the fishermen are
worried that the price could
exceed its current high of $5.50,
and reach well beyond the $6
mark.
Predominantly a fishing com-
munity, residents have been
struggling to cope with the clo-
sure of the only gas station on
the island following last year's
active hurricane season.
Residents on Moores Island
complain that they are also
having to pay $5.50 for a gallon
of kerosene.
Currently the price for a gal-
lon of gasoline at the pumps in
New Providence averages
about $3.72. Although
kerosene is not a price con-


trolled item, it is being sold in
Nassau for $4.10 a gallon.



SUCCESSFUL real estate
pioneer, John Morley of
Brown, Morley and Smith Real
Estate, surrounded by his fam-
ily, died peacefully at his
Ryswick, Montagu foreshore
home last week.
Mr Morley, who had suf-
fered for some time with a
brain tumour, was 72 years old.
Voted "Business Person of
the Year" by the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce in
1999, Mr Morley devoted his
time and energies to the
Bahamas Real Estate Associa-
tion from 1962. Even as a child
Mr Morley possessed a keen
sense for business, working in
his family's Harbour View
Guest House on West Bay
Street before launching out on
his own.
In 1965 he formed a real
estate partnership, Morley and
O'Brien, specialising in resi-
dential and commercial sales
throughout the Bahamas. Lat-
er the firm was merged with
McPherson and Brown, to
form Real Estates Sales and
Rentals (Bahamas) Limited, a
complete brokerage and prop-
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Together the partners con-
tributed substantially to real
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Bahamas.
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HENRY Hugh Smith was
acquitted last week of two
charges of murder.
Chief Justice Sir Burton Hall
instructed the three-man, nine-
woman jury to deliver a not
guilty verdict, finding that the
prosecution, having closed its
case, did not provide sufficient
evidence to convict Smith.
Terah Bethel, 28, and Larry
Fernander, 52, were living
together when they were shot
to death at their home in the
Garden of Eden, Love Beach,
on July 21, 2000.
Smith, a former police offi-
cer, was extradited from
Atlanta, Georgia and brought
to Nassau on March 21, 2001.
He was officially charged with
the murders.
This was the third time that
Smith had stood trial for these
crimes, but it was the first time
that the case was followed
through to conclusion.



SAMUEL "Ninety"
Knowles' Bahamian counsel
plans to appeal to the Privy
Council on a decision by the
Court of Appeal.
The decision in question
overturned Justice Hugh Smal-
l's ruling that Knowles, a con-
victed drug offender, could no
longer be detained pending
extradition to the United
States.
Mr Minnis applied for con-
ditional leave to appeal to the


Privy Council in London on the
decision which the Court of
Appeal handed down in May.
The decision overturned a rul-
ing made by Justice Hugh
Small in June, 2004 that
Knowles was being unlawfully
detained. A writ of habeas cor-
pus had been issued on the
grounds that Knowles' case had
been prejudiced.
US president George Bush
had designated Knowles a "for-
eign narcotics kingpin". Justice
Small saw this as "substantial
grounds" for concluding that
Knowles would not receive a
fair trial if extradited to the
United States.
If allowed to stand, Justice
Small's ruling would have
meant that the authorities
would have had to release
Knowles from prison.
In May of this year, however
Appeal Court Justices Joan
Sawyer, Maurice Churaman
and Milton Ganpatsingh over-
turned Justice Small's decision
after ruling that he did not have
jurisdiction to hear the matter.


THE Central Bank of the
Bahamas last week suspended
the licence of Leadenhall Bank
and Trust Company, effective
immediately.
The suspension is intended
for a period of 90 days '"or such


shorter period as shall be deter-
mined".
The Central Bank has
appointed Craig A Gomez as
Receiver of Leadenhall Bank
and Trust Company Limited
pursuant to section 18(1)(f) of
the Banks and Trust Compa-


nies Regulation Act, 2000 with
effect from 18th July 2005. Mr
Gomez is authorised to assume
control of Leadenhall's affairs
in the interest of its creditors
and to exercise all the powers
of a Receiver under the Com-
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