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Publication Date: July 27, 2005
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Tribune Staff Reporter
MILTON Street was the
scene of much tension and
anger yesterday after, the vio-
lent shooting death of one of
its residents late Monday
Shortly after 9pm Philip
.Minnis, 28, was shot six times
four shots to the body, and
two to the head as he
talked with friends outside his
home off East Street.
Visiting the scene yesterday,
The Tribune spoke with 21-
year-old Kenny Minnis about
his brother's murder. He was
present at the time of the
"We were right here," Mr
Minnis said, pointing to a
small stone wall opposite a
cluster of trees to the north of
the street.
"My brother and a couple
of his boys said they were
going to the bar. So when they
were almost to the fire
hydrant (some 15 feet away) I
hopped off the wall and said I
Would go with them.
"That's when the first shot
lick off.
"Them shots was sounding
so close, so I try get away for
my safety. At this time I didn't
know my brother got hit," he
According to Mr Minnis, his
brother was surrounded by a
group of his friends.
He said there were people


on both the north and south-
ern edges of the road that
"They kill my brother like a
"One guy tell me that the
guy walk up over him after he
stumble by the fire hydrant
and shot him' twice in the
"When I walked up on him
that's the first thing I notice
was the shot in his head," Mr
Minnis said.
According to the police, the
shooting might have been the
result of a previous argument
between Philip and another
man, or a group of men, in the
area that day.
It is alleged that they told
him that they were "coming
"All of us was together, but
only one man pick up
the corn," Mr Minnis contin-
"My brother been out of jail
since January.2004. He ain't
been in no problems and you
see it is already 2005."
When asked if he now
feared that someone could be
coming after him, Mr Minnis
replied that he "had nothing
to fear".
"Everywhere I go people
tell me I'm blessed, so why I
ga' fear? I ain't have nothing
to fear. You see me here, I
ready to kill someone? They
kill my brother.
"We from the same father,
same mother. I burnin' up
inside," he .said.


Investigation into

$100,000 cocaine bag

Tribune Freeport
Balama Airport officials are
trying to determine how a black
travelling bag containing
$100,000 worth of cocaine made
its way onto a US commercial

flight on Sunday without being
US Customs officials seized
10 kilos of cocaine from
onboard Continental Airline
flight 9273 at Grand Bahama
International Airport shortly
before the aircraft took off for
SEE page 11


swei....Sitrtpe*e't. Human smuggling
ring 'operating
through Bahamas'
of Works sprays a circle M By PAUL G
a hole after a portion of TURNQUEST
well Street collapsed. Mr Tribune Staff Reporter
; said after seeing the hole
ediately made the area THE arrest of 17 illegal
the public. immigrants in Palm Beach
pects the repair job to Monday is the latest in a
und two days. human smuggling ring oper-
(Photo: Felipe Major/ ating through the Bahamas,
Tribune staff) US Border patrol said yes.
On Monday, the 17 inuni-
grants, eight Haitians, five
o AJamaicans, and four Peru-
vians were apprehended
after being dropped off by a
g dfagst, boat that- later fled
back to the Bahamas.
It is alleged that the boat
captain, and his two helpers
are Bahamian. It is claimed
that they have been engaged
SEE page11

No Serious
Repercussions for
tourism' after
double murder
Tribune Staff Reporter
AUSTRIAN authorities do
not believe that the murders of
two of their countrymen in
Bimini over the weekend will
have serious repercussions on
the Bahamas' tourism industry.
Despite the concerns of
Bahamian police and tourism
officials that the double mur-
der of Barbara Frelin von Per-
fall and Bernhard von Bolzano
will cause a negative fall-out for
the country, Austrian embassy
officials do not think this will
be the case.
Speaking with The Tribiune
SEE page 11

THERE are still problems with the main runway at Nassau
International Airport, an NIA source claimed.
The Tribune was told yesterday that according to experts con-
ducting an investigation at the airport, runway 1432 is still
faulty despite provisions being made for its repair as part of a
multi-million dollar airport renewal contract.
"Some Canadian consultants brought in told us that the run-
way was bumpy and that there were cracks in the asphalt,"
the source said.
However, Works Minister Bradley Roberts told The Tri-
SEE page 11



Tension on Milton

Street after murder

Christie's pledge to Kerzner to

improve conditions at airport

Tribune Staff Reporter
PRIME Minister Perry
Christie assured Kernzer Inter-
national president Sol Kernzer
that evidence of a marked
improvement of conditions at
the Nassau International Air-
port will be seen by mid-
Mr Christie was responding
to comments made by Mr
Kerzner at the ribbon cutting
ceremony for the official open-
ing of the 65,000 square-foot
Marina Village on Paradise
Island on Wednesday.
The opening marked the
completion of the first stage of
Kerzner billion-dollar Phase III

During his remarks, Mr
Kernzer said he hopes that as
the hotel expands, the country
and its visitors can enjoy a dif-
ferent kind of airport structure
than the one which currently
Mr Christie assured him that
government intends to match
the expanded Atlantis resort
with an international airport of
equal calibre.
He the government intends
to provide a first-class facility
that will reflect the class and
comfort that Atlantis guests
"In the very final analysis we
will match you pound for
pound," he promised, adding
that by "mid-August you will
begin to see the first indication


of the new relationship for the
airport," Mr Christie said.


Mr Kerzner said that upon
the completion of Phase III,
Kernzer International would
have invested an unprecedented
$2 billion in the country, and
described the development as
a "great move forward."
"I am proud of what we have
achieved. This is pretty signifi-
cant wherever you are," he said.
He added it would have been
impossible for the resort have
enjoyed the success it has with-
out the assistance of govern-.
Mr Kerzner added that the
excellent standards of the hotel
is a direct result of the dedica-
tion of its employees and
thanked them for their all their
hard work.
Mr Christie said Marina Vil-
lage, which employs over 500
Bahamians in its various shops
and restaurants, will be a
tremendous boost to the coun-
try which is challenged to find
employment for its citizens.
In thanking Mr Kerzner for
his contribution to the country,
Mr Christie said that as the
major developer in the
Bahamas, Kerzner Internation-
al has helped government rede-
fine its concept of tourism.


Mr Christie added that it was
a wonderful thing that Atlantis
employees earn way above the
national average which he said
was a "significant achieve-
Paul O'Neil, president and
managing director at Kerzner
noted that the company hired
more than 17 Bahamian con-
tractors and hundreds of work-

ers to make the village a reality.
This trend he said will continue
throughout phase three.
The highlight of the evening
was the official ribbon cutting
by Bernadette Christie, fol-
lowed by a tour of the complex
and a cocktail party at the new
Bimini Road restaurant for gov-
ernment officials and invited
Entertainment was provided
by the Royal Bahamas Police
Force Band and a junkanoo
The new Marina Village fea-
tures a 65,000 square-foot
marketplace with 21 retail
shops and five distinct restau-
rants as well as local enter-
tainment and is designed to
resemble a quaint Bahamian
A collection of retail carts in
each area of the village also fea-
ture local products and crafts
which showcase the artistry and
energy of the island.

* DONNELL Chipman, Atlantis director of entertainment, with
entertainer Fontella Rolle and Recce Chipman

* SOL and Heather lerzner with Prime Minister Perry Christie and Bernadette Christie .
(Photos: Franklyn G Ferguson).

Davis-Thompson loses baby

after emergency surgery

* By TIFFANY GRANT department, Mrs Davis-Thomp-
Tribune Staff Reporter son underwent major emer-,
gency surgery during the early
BAHAMIAN sporting icon morning of July, 23.
Pauline Davis-Thompson lost The surgery resulted in the
her baby over the weekend premature delivery of a baby girl,
after undergoing emergency who did not survive the ordeal.
surgery. Mrs Davis-Thompson is in
According to Ministry of stable condition at an Atlanta
Tourism's communications hospital, and within the next
few weeks she is expected to
make a fullrecovery.
\ Mrs Davis-Thompson and
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her husband Mark Thompson
had named their daughter Tay-
lor Marie Thompson.
Minister of Youth, Sports and
Culture Neville Wisdom said
Mrs Davis-Thompson was like a
daughter to him and that he was
"very distraught" when he
heard of the news.
"I understood how badly
she wanted to have a child.
This is the second time she
has had a challenge in child-


$20 & under

birth." said Mr Wisdom.
Mrs Davis-Thompson won
her first gold medal in the 2000
. Olympics in the 4x100m relay..
During the same Olympiad, she
won an individual silver medal
behind American Olympian
Marion Jones.
She is a manager in the sports
tourism department of the Min-
istry of Tourism and a coach to
Bahamian world-class athletes,
including Christine Amertil.

PRESIDENT Fidel Castro
marked the start of his revo-
lution 52 years ago Tuesday,
calling together a tight gath-
ering of his staunchest sup-
porters amid simmering pub-
lic discontent over nagging
problems in the island's aging
electrical system, according
to Associated Press.
Castro was to address the
nation during an event inside
Havana's Karl Marx The-
ater, an unusually controlled
gathering contrasting with
the large gatherings of mass-
es usually organized for the
central July 26 celebration.
Sweltering summer heat in
the 90s Fahrenheit, hours-
long blackouts that stop fans
and water pumps and cause
refrigerated food to spoil have
increasingly irritated Cubans,
resulting in small, sporadic
protests and scattered anti-
government graffiti.
While occasional blackouts
are common every summer,
Cubans say these are the
most frequent and longest of
recent years. Castro's gov-
ernment acknowledges that
many are unhappy.


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Healthcare facilities to be

built on Family Islands

Tribune Staff Reporter
GOVERNMENT has revealed
plans for new health care facilities
on a number of Family Islands.
At a contract signing yesterday
afternoon for the construction of a
$1,260,000 clinic at Grand Cay,
Abaco, Minister of Housing and
National Insurance Shane Gibson
announced that plans are well
underway for several more mini-
hospitals and clinics.
Mr Gibson said that by the end of
August, he expects a contract to be
signed for the construction of a new
clinic on Inagua, complete with
homes for doctors and nurses.
He said new mini-hospitals are
planned for George Town, Exuma
and Marsh Harbour, Abaco, at a
cost of $6 million each.
Also in the pipeline is the con-
struction of a main clinic and two
satellite clinics at Sandy Point in
Abaco and a new mini-hospital on
Cat Island.
These developments are being
made possible by the creation
of a fund by the National Insur-
ance Board (NIB) the construc-
tion of health-care facilities

throughout the Bahamas.
"In 1974 when the National
Insurance programme was imple-
mented, the industrial benefit
branch of the programme was
delayed until November 1980, and
hence there was an accumulation
of funds.
"The International Labour
Organisation (ILO) was consulted
to determine how best to use these
funds, and their recommendation
was to improve the health infra-
structure of the country," explained
Mr Gibson.
Meanwhile, the construction of
the Grand Cay clinic will take
approximately 18 months to com-
plete and will eventually employ as
many as 50 persons, said Mr Gib-
Contractor for the project Tony
Rolle is a native of the Cay and
Lawrence Chisholm and Associates
will provide architectural services.
"We intent to bring good news
to most of the various settlements
and islands of the archipelago of
the Bahamas and to ensure that the
delivery of health-care is not in any
way imbalanced," said chairman of
ihe National Insurance Board
Phillip Davis.

* SHANE Gibson.

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Man charged with sex with a minor

AN 18-year-old Agusta Street man
who is charged with having unlawful sex-
ual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl
appeared in the Magistrate's Court yes-

It is alleged that Theo Baabs commit-
ted the crime between January and Feb-
ruary of this year.
Baabs was not required to enter a plea
to the charge and was granted $8,000
bail. The matter was adjourned to Sep-
tember 26.

A 34-year-old man of Pine wood Gar-
dens also appeared in the court yesterday
where he pleaded not guilty to cocaine
Robert Culmer was accused of being
found on February 21 in possession of a
quantity of cocaine which police

believed he intended to supply to anoth-
According to the prosecution, the
drugs had a weight of two grams. Cul-
mer was granted bail in the sum of $5,000
with on surety and the matter was
adjourned to January 4, 2006.

Investigations into casino lay-offs

Chief Reporter
GAMING Board chairman
Kenyatta Gibson is expected to
travel to Grand Bahama this
week to conduct a "plenary"
investigation into the lay-offs-at
the Isle of Capri Casino.
Mr Gibson told The Tribune
yesterday that by the end of the
week, he expects to be able to

New director

is appointed

Tribune Staff Reporter
MELVIN Seymour has been
chosen to be the new director of
the Urban Renewal Project.
: His appointment was
announced yesterday by Hous-
ing Minister Shane Gibson.
Mr Seymour has held a num-
ber of offices on various Family
Islands, including island com-
missioner and chief Housing
"I intend that we are going
to do just a bit more to ensure
that those programmes that are
needed must continue and must
be developed," said Mr .Sey-
Mr Gibson said of the social
outreach project: "In addition
to the positive programmes we
have started in these commu-
nities, we have also agreed to
build on the existing pro-
grammes being carried out by
either the church or civic

reveal his findings.
The board chairman held pre-
liminary meetings with the casi-
no's operators the day after the
resort laid off 45 workers earli-
er this month.
However, Mr Gibson said
that he was unable to talk about
any of the matters discussed in
the meeting.
Speculation that more layoffs
my be on the horizon has gov-

ernment concerned.
The Isle of Capri hopes gov-
ernment will consider a pro-
posal for a reduced tax rate
structure from 17 per cent to
nine per cent. Isle of Capri
reportedly owes $6 million in
casino taxes.
The property is also looking
for government to provide a $5
million grant for promotion

Government, Hutchison
Whampoa and the Grand
Bahama Port Authority were
in talks with the Isle of Capri'
in hopes of preventing further.
job cuts on the already eco-
nomically troubled island.
Tourism Minister Obie Wil-
chombe, who spoke with The
Tribune yesterday said govern-
ment expects to meet with the
casino operators on August 8.

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POLICE are investigat-
ing two violent crimes that
occurred on Monday.
According to Assistant
Commissioner of Police
Reginald Ferguson, the
Golden Buddha Chinese
eatery on Collins Avenue
was robbed of $400 by
armed bandits.
An employee said that
around 8.30pm, two men
approached a security offi-
cer standing outside the
Golden Buddha and point-
ed handguns at him.
The men reportedly.
forced the guard inside the
"He was held up at gun-
point and made to lie face
down on the floor" the
employee said.
No one was reportedly
injured during the robbery.
The employee told The
Tribune that in addition to
taking cash "when the rob-
bers were leaving they even
stole the hand-held buzzer
for the door".
Police are also investi-
gating a stabbing that
occurred on Monday,
Ladon Wilnott was
stabbed about the body
while reportedly walking
along Carmichael Road.
Wilnott, a resident of
Faith Avenue, was report-
edly approached by four
young men and stabbed
about the back and neck
seven times.
Assistant Commissioner
Ferguson.said that Mr
Wilnott was taken to the
Princess Margaret Hospi-
tal, where his wounds were
deemed to not be life
threatening ...
Police say they are fol-
lowing several leads as
their investigation into both
matters continues.

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Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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EDITOR, The Tribune
I WOULD like to add my
comment to the recently raised
issue of why white Bahamians
do not patronize so-called
national events such as the inde-
-pendence day celebrations.
As correctly pointed out in
the letter to the editor of anoth-
er daily on July 21 2005 from a
prominent white Bahamian
merchant, attaining indepen-
dence meant very little to white
Bahamians because nothing
really changed for them. Let us
face it, they were never bound,
limited nor excluded from par-
ticipating in the socio-econom-
ic life
f967 because they were the rul-
ing class, had the right colour
and inherited money. In fact,
the 99 per cent majority of
white Bahamians wanted to
remain under British rule even
though Britain expressed that
it did not want them.
Independence ushered in
Bahamianisation which meant
the protection of economic
opportunities for Bahamians
'first. Ironically, this actually
benefited white Bahamians
more than blacks because of the
different levels of finances and
family assistance available to
start up or expand a business
opportunity. Colour of skin
even played a major role (and
still does) in attracting post-1967
foreign investors to partner with
local entrepreneurs. In other
words, independence opened
the door for some blacks but
movedd aldoors for all whites.
And that was simply a spin-off
from our proximity to a racially-
based United States economy
that still pulls our economic car-
Independence led to more
black Bahamians working
together with white Bahamians
in every industry but at the end
of every workday, the colours
separated into their respective
groups, keeping to themselves
throughout their weekends and
coming back together on Mon-
day at the workplace. For white
Bahamians there is nothing new
about that either, as that was
the scenario since slavery days.
From early childhood, white
children are taught by example,
if not verbally, to avoid places
where blacks congregate such
as sporting games and events,
bars and clubs and even beach-
es. The general perception that
drives this teaching is that
blacks are still angry about pre-
1967 treatment by whites and
are ready to resort to violent,
revengeful attacks.
The only white and black

Bahamians who hang out
together or fraternize at the
same social outings or meetings
are mostly those in the same
economic classes and even then,
there is an unspoken separation
during and definitely after the
event. Whites have a sub-social
circle and so do blacks, and it is
most clearly seen in the sepa-
rate ways that each group shops,
eats out, has parties and social
gatherings, has funerals, wor-
..ships,-participates in hobbies-
and recreational activities,
attends schools, listens to music
and respects laws.
The majority of white
Bahamian-owned businesses
have a glass ceiling beyond
which no black employee can
hope for a chance to go. Those
positions such as president, gen-
eral manager, CEO, VP or
financial controller are reserved
for offspring, other young rela-
tives or expatriates. This situa-
tion in turn leads to some black
employees thinking what is the
point? And they intentionally
or not decrease their enthusi-
asm. On the other side, very few
white Bahamians would work
for a black-owned business for
the very same reason, among
When it comes to junkanoo,
which is supposedly the indige-
nous-music of our country,
white Bahamians have sup-
ported it financially, purchased
the music and art, and watched
the. end-of-year parades, but.
they have not participated in
the preparation of the activity.
Could it be because junkanoo
originates from a celebration
that was performed by slaves?

Then why have white Bahami-
ans not created a form of music
that is theirs, the way that coun-
try and western music was cre-
ated by and mostly for white
Americans? There are no
recognisable white Bahamian
entertainers beside the fellow
from Freeport. Not one female.
As for the black triangle in
the Bahamian flag, I was taught
in school when I was thirteen
in 1973, that the colour black,
and the triangle together rep-
resented the strength of a unit-
ed people, not the black peo-
ple. Are black students being
taught something different than.
the whites in this country?
My last observation, is.that.
there are hardly if any young
white males between the so-
called high risk age group of sev-
enteen to thirty who are appear-
ing before our magistrates. Are
they all behaving that well or
well raised that they neither
fight nor steal or handle drugs?
Are they that much afraid of
going to Fox Hill prison that
they avoid crime? Do the police
generally look upon them as
unsearchable? Does anybody
know why this is?
In conclusion, there are cer-
tainly many areas of our nation-
al life that white Bahamians do
not participate in beside inde-
pendence celebrations. The pre-
vious letter writer said that
whites, 15 per cent of the
Bahamian population, account
for fifty per cent of our eco-
nomic pie. That was the way it
was before independence.
Nothing has changed; so why
should we expect to see any of
them at an event celebrating a
liberty that did not apply to
July 23 2005

EDITOR, The Tribune

YOUR editorial "Num-
bers tell the.story in Iraq"
(Friday) stated that 1,783
US soldiers have been killed
in Iraq and 13,190 US sol-
diers have been wounded.
The number of UK soldiers
killed in Iraq has been
pegged at under 700. There
was no mention of the num-
ber of other coalition forces
killed or injured in Iraq.
However there was no
mention of Jraqi casualties...
Late last year, according to
The Lancet, official publica-
tion of the prestigious.
British Medical Association,
the number of Iraqi deaths
since the start of the inva-
sion could be as high as
194,000, with no mention of
injured civilians and soldiers.
The UK Guardian stated:
"Even if every fatality
attributed to the multina-
tional coalition was caused
by defensive action, or even
by accident, it should still
be duty bound to count
The following day,
December 10 2004, John
Rentoul wrote in the UK
Independent. For a coalition
claiming to fight a just war,

pledged to minimise civilian
casualties, the minimum
requirement for fulfilling
that pledge is surely to know
how many there have
It is appropriate to recall
here that, prior to the war,
UIN resolution 1441 was
interpreted by USA and
UK in one way and by the
three other a UN Security
Council members (France,
Russia and China) in exact-
ly the opposite way.
. .At that .time,too, the
Archbishop of Canterbury,
Dr Rowan Williams, Pope
John Paul II, the Geneva
World Council of Church-
es (representing over 450
different Protestant denom-
inations), and leaders of 48
USA Churches (Episco-
palians, Presbyterians, Unit-
ed Church of Christ aid the';
National Baptist Conven-
tion, the black branch of the
Baptists) opposed the war.
Only the Southern Baptist
convention and the Reli-
gious Right supported the
The rest is history.
July 9 2005

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Jailed couple say judge's

order not being followed

Tribune Staff Reporter

DWIGHT and Keva Major say
their requests are still not being met
at Fox Hill Prison despite a
Supreme Court ruling.
The couple have spent more than
two years in conditions they
describe as "hellish" without a con-
viction against them.
On February 18, the Majors
appeared in the Supreme Court and
made heartfelt pleas to Mr Isaacs,
calling their situation a "travesty of
Keva Major complained that her
food never came to her until late
in the day, and it was then served to
her "cold like a dog". She said con-
trary to section 265 of the Prison
law book, prison officers go into
her Cell without her permission and
in her absence, and there were times
when her belongings have been
Yesterday The Tribune was taken
on a tour of the HMP Fox Hill com-
pound, along with assistant super-
intendentt of police Stephen Dean
and children from the Farm Road
Urban Renewal Project yesterday.
From a dark, dank cell with
almost no ventilation, Dwight Major
told The Tribune that his conditions
have not improved, despite the
judge's orders.
Keva Major reiterated her con-
cerns and was near tears as she
showed the reporter her small cell
with a tiny window.
In such a close-knit female inmate
community with space in the bulk-
head rooms, this "high-profile" pris-
oner must remain in isolation.
She showed the reporter a cen-
tipede she killed the night before,
and told of how she was stung in
her bed just a few weeks earlier.
"They have me living with the
rats and the roaches, they own this
place," she said.
Yesterday, she also said her food
is still coming to her late and cold,
stating that on Saturday it took offi-
cers until 5pm to bring her food.
After Justice Isaacs heard the
couple in February, he asked pros-

ecutor Francis Cumberbatch to
make the necessary arrangements
so that the couple could have ample
time with their counsel to prepare
their case, which is set to begin
again next Tuesday.
But the couple they said their
needs in that regard are still not
being met.
Summer time is extremely aggra-
vating for the prisoners, with tem-
peratures at their highest and the
physical structure of the prison like
that of an oven.
Dwight Major showed The Tri-
bune how differently he is being
kept from the other prisoners.
His cell is double barricaded with
security screens. The lock is only
opened to place his food through
the small window. He also pointed
to a paper, rolled up into the shape
of a funnel. Here, he said his tea is
poured through rather than having
his window opened in the morning.
It makes his cell even hotter than
the others.
The couple, who have four chil-
dren together, have been married
for 16 years. They have spent the
last two years apart, without hav-
ing been convicted. They are want-
ed by the United States to answer to
drug trafficking charges.
Proceedings stopped and started
again on several occasions, with an
affirmation by Justice Isaacs that
the case will be heard on August 2.
Affidavits were presented to the
court by the couple's lawyer,
Michael Kemp.
The affidavits, one of which is
from a convicted drug trafficker,
said the Majors were not a part of
their drug schemes. The affidavits
said men were beaten and bribed
to testify against Dwight Major in
the United States.
But Dion Minnis, the convicted
drug trafficker, said the telephone
conversation for which Major is
being held, was not between him
and Dwight Major, but rather
between him and Sean Isaacs. Both
are known by the nickname "Papa".
Here, he said to the court through
the statement, is a case of mistaken

0 DWIGHT and Keva Major (centre) in Deceimber 2003

A GRAND Bahama man con-
victed of manslaughter for the death
of a 37-year-old Haitian national
will have to wait several weeks to
learn whether his appeal will be
Tenelle Gullivan, who along with
two other Grand Bahama men was
convicted of manslaughter by
Supreme Court Justice Jon Isaacs
for the death of Roland Orleus,
appeared in the Court of Appeal
Gullivan was represented by attor-
neys Wayne Munroe and Dion
Smith. Bernard Turner and Neil
Brathwaite represented the prose-
Mr Munroe made his submissions
for an appeal of the manslaughter
charge against Gullivan, based on
the grounds, he said, that Justice
Isaacs failed to properly direct the
jury in the case.
He also suggested that there was
no true cause of death shown for
the deceased and that the judge had
ruled that a statement of an absent
witness be admissible in the trial.
Gullivan was initially charged
along with Renaldo Dorval and Don
Delva with murder, conspiracy to
commit murder and burglary.
The three men were all unani-
mously acquitted of the burglary
charge and were found not guilty of
murder and conspiracy to commit
murder. They were however con-
victed of manslaughter.
Onr April 16, 2004 Orlens' body
was found partially burnt at a farm
in Grand Bahama. A large bloody
stone and a live bullet were found
next to the body. A burnt out Buick
Le Sabre was also found nearby.
According to initial reports by
police, Orleus' body was moved to
the farm after he was beaten to
death in Lewis Yard following a
struggle with attackers.
The proceedings ended yesterday
afternoon with Justice Joan Sawyer
informing both the prosecution and
the defence that the matter was now
"under advisement."
She added, however, that no rul-
ing in the matter is expected to come
before September.

Verdict of accidental

death in traffic fatality

A VERDICT of accidental
death was delivered yesterday
in the Coroner's Court inquiry
into the 2002 traffic death of 60-
year -old Basil Darville.
According to pathologist Dr
Raju, when he examined the
body two days after the colli-
sion, he discovered multiple
injuries and evidence of trau-
ma consistent with a road traffic
His injuries included abrasions
to the left side of the neck, the
top of the left shoulder, the left
forearm, hip, loin, and knee joint.

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Dr Raju said the cause of
death was a combination of
trauma from hemorrhaging,
fractured ribs and a bruise to
the left lung.


Christopher Hall, who was
the driver of the white 1997
Honda Accord station wagon
that collided with Mr Darville,
also addressed the court to give
his account of the accident.
According to Mr Hall,
around 6.40am on October 20,
2002, he was driving on Soldier
Road heading south to pick up
his co-worker.
Driving at about 25mph, Mr
Hall said he found the visibility
to be poor and turned on his
headlights and windshield
wipers to wipe away the heavy
Just past the BaTelCo sub-
station on Soldier Road, Mr
Hall said he saw a man standing
on the western side of the road
crossing to the eastern side.
Mr Hall estimated that he was
about 120 feet away from Mr
Darville when he first saw him.
Slowing down to about

20mph Mr Hall saw Mr Darville
attempt to cross back to the
western side of the road then
turn back toward the eastern
"He disappeared into the
bushes then I saw him dart out
again to cross," said Mr Hall.
He said that he applied
brakes and swerved to the left,
attempting to avoid Mr Darville
as he headed back to the east-
ern side of the road, but their
paths crossed and Mr Darville
was thrown into the windshield
as the car collided with him.
Mr Hall said he immediately
called for an ambulance on his
cell phone and attempted to
perform CPR on Mr Darville.
He said that 30-minutes later,
an ambulance arrived to trans-
port Mr Darville to Princess
Margaret Hospital.
The speed that Mr Hall was
traveling at the time may have
contributed to the accident
more than he accounted for,
explained Coroner William
Campbell, but some responsi-
bility should also be placed on
the pedestrian, whose job it is to
ensure that there is a clear path
before attempting to cross any

Stab victim released

from hospital

THE 15-year-old girl who
was allegeedly stabbed in the
chest by another teenager at the
Willamae Pratt Centre for Girls
has been released from hospital.
According to Sharon Far-
quharson of the Ministry of
Social Services, the girl was
stabbed by another 15-year-old
resident of the juvenile rehabil-
itation facility early Monday
The victim was taken to
Princess Margaret Hospital,
where doctors determined that
her condition was not life-
Her suspected attacker was

taken into police custody for
questioning, and an investiga-
tion is on-going.
According to police, a motive
has not yet been established.
Mrs Farquharson said secu-
rity officers and staff members
were present we the incident
Security at the centre was
stepped up after a 2003 fire in
which two girls escaped and 16-
year-olds Anastacia Alexander
and Deshawn Ingraham died.
At the time, members of staff
said they thought the fire was
part of the girls' escape plot,
and their suspicions were con-
firmed by the results of an offi-
cial investigation.




GN 246

S The Commonwealth of the Bahamas Provision of Airport
Security Training Consulting Services

Project: Strengthening of Airport Security Program
Sector: Transport
Technical Cooperation Agreement No. ATN/MT 9073-BH
Invitation for Prequalification
The Government of The Bahamas (GOB) has received financial assistance from the Multilateral Investment
Fund (MIF), which is administered by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), to finance the
contracting of services and procurement of goods, necessary for the execution of a Technical Cooperation
Agreement to strengthen airport security in The Bahamas. The Ministry of Transport and Aviation (MOTA)
is the executing agency for this project.

The objective of the project is to strengthen airport security at seven (7) airports in The Bahamas by
updating and modifying the regulations and procedures of The Bahamas Civil Aviation Department (CAD),
training aviation security and operations personnel, and creating an effective and efficient security team
within related government agencies to meet new international norms and standards.
The project has three inter-related components:
1. Regulatory Strengthening
2. Implementation of New Administrative Services
3. Training
Activities under the Training component of this project encompass the implementation of airport security
training programs and setting up of training programs for instructors in airline security.,

In accordance with the GOB & IDB's procurement procedures the MOTA is inviting suitable qualified
consulting firms to submit applications to prequalify for carrying ouitaspects of the airport security training
sub-program in collaboration with the MOTA, including the following:
1. Training of 350 persons from Nassau Airport Authority (NAA), Civil Aviation Department (CAD),
Bahamas Police, Defence Force and Customs in basic aviation security and emergency management
2. Training of 20 Aviation Security Officers in air cargo and mail security systems.
3. Training of 15 persons from the CAD, NAA, MOTA and other related government agencies in
the identification and detection of bombs and other incendiary devices.
4..Train 10 CAD officers in the development, implementation and monitoring of the Airport Security
5. Provide training course on incident/hostage negotiation for a select group of 20 employees from
CAD, NAA and Bahamas Police.
6. Training of 5 Trainers to keep staff current on changes to security regulations and procedures and
passenger profiling methodologies.
7. Training of 600 persons in Security Awareness, Public Relation and Customer Service.
GOB now invites interested, eligible firms from MIF member countries to submit applications for
prequalification. An official copy of the prequalification documents, in English, may be obtained at the
address below upon payment of non-refundable fee of US $50 by cashier's cheque or banker's draft.

Prequalification will be based on the criteria stated in the prequalificationtdocuments., Firms will be short
listed in respect to their responsiveness to the requirements stated in threualificatidum
in keeping with the IDB guidelines. A shortlist of three to six firms will be prequalified. The prequalified
firms will then be invited to submit technical and financial proposals.

The original two copies of the completed prequalification documents should be submitted in a sealed
envelope, delivered to the address below by 1400 hours on 25 August 2005, an be clearly marked
"Application to prequalify for Provision of Aviation Security Training."

Envelopes will be opened at the address below on August 25, 2005 at 1400 hours. Late applications will
not be considered under any circumstances.
The MIF Project Coordinator
Ministry of Transport and Aviation
Pilot House Complex, East Bay Street,
Nassau, Bahamas
Telephone: (242) 394-0445/6
Fax: (242) 394-5920
Further information or clarification may be obtained from Mr. Jerry Hutchinson, Project Coordinator at
e-mail address:


Bahamas Information
A FREEPORT resident who
has been pivotal in the growth
of Grand Bahama's tourism
industry has been honoured for
his achievements.
On Monday, a lifetime
achievement award luncheon
was held at the Westin at Our
Lucaya to recognise the work
of Sir Albert Miller.
The event,, which included
some Junkanoo music, saw Sir
Albert being presented with a
special Cacique Ring.
"We present him with the
Cacique Ring, a symbol of the
high esteem in which he is held
by his community and his
nation," said Agatha Marcelle,
parliamentary secretary in the
Ministry of Tourism, while mak-
ing the presentation.
The Cacique awards began
ten years ago to recognize indi-
viduals who have impacted the
growth and development of the
country's number one industry,

Sir Albert was the recipient of
the prestigious Cacique Life-
Stime Achievement Award,
which was renamed in 2004 in
honour of the country's longest
serving Minister of Tourism, Sir
Clement Maynard.
The Clement T Maynard
Lifetime Achievement Award
is given to persons who have
demonstrated a sustained com-
mitment to excellence in
tourism for more than 20 years.
"It is persons such as recipi-
ents of the Cacique Awards
which make this kind of success
in the tourism industry possi-
"A beacon among many win-
ners, Sir Albert's contributions
to this nation and more partic-
ularly to the island of Grand
Bahama is no secret to any of
us," Ms Marcelle told the gath-
During the 31 years Sir
Albert served as Chairman of
the Grand Bahama Island Pro-
motion Board, the island's
tourism industry grew from an

ancillary venture to become the
main lifeline.
"He has been an example to
other Bahamians who share his
entrepreneurial spirit and has
achieved well-deserved success
as a businessman and civic
leader," she said.
* The parliamentary secretary
also touched on other contribu-
tions made by the former
Grand Bahama Port Authority
executive, such as his work with
the Grand Bahama Airport
Company and Lucayan Har-
bour Company, where he
served as director for more
thann 20 years.
Sir Albert has also served on
the Boards of the Grand
Bahama Utilities Company and
as Chairman of the Grand
Bahama Power Company Lim-
The popular figure was born
in Long Island and his profes-
sional career so far spans six
Moving to Grand Bahama
after a distinguish career in the
Royal Bahamas Police Force,
Sir Albert's leadership quality
soon became evident and he
was appointed Vice President
of Bahamas Amusements Lim-

ited, operators of the then
Monte Carol Casino at Lucaya.
He was quickly promoted to
President of Bahamas Amuse-
ment Limited and his responsi-
bilities grew to embrace the
Freeport based El Casino prop-
erty as well.
"Sir:Albert's career lias far
outstripped the qualifying peri-
od for the Sir Clement T May-
nard Lifetime Achievement
Award, a fact which explains
the enthusiasm with which his
recognition was met.

"A pillar of his community
and a rudder of stability in the
business community, Sir Albert
Miller, by wide acclaim have
certainly earned this recogni-
tion," Ms Marcelle stated.
Sir Albert told the gathering
that he enjoyed his work,
including the 33 years he spent
at the Grand Bahama Port
"I met some very interesting
people and I learned a lot. I
learned a lot and I enjoyed all
the things that any businessman
could enjoy," he said.

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Scouts safe after jamboree accident

attending the Scouts' National
Jamboree in Caroline County
Virginia were reportedly not
harmed during an electrocution
incident that left four scout
leaders dead.
Officials in Virginia are inves-
tigating the deaths, which
occurred while the four men
were putting up a tent at the

event, which is held every four
The jamboree was expected
to be attended by 40,000 scouts
and leaders.
According to Associated
Press, the accident happened
Monday when the scout lead-
ers were setting up a dining tent.
The four men were with a
group of Scouts from Alaska

who had come for the jam-
Officials said that the event
would go on as planned but a
memorial service was planned
at Wednesday's opening cere-
No Scouts were seriously
injured, but one other leader
and two contract workers were
taken to hospital.

Distance learning focus

of education conference

THE Ministry of Education
intends to use the forthcoming
education conference to learn
about setting up more distance
education facilities.
Delegates from 21 Common-
wealth countries are due to
attend the Mid-Term Review
of Commonwealth Ministers of
Education for the Caribbean
and Canada Region in Nassau
from July 27 to 31.
Minister of Education Alfred

Sears said the ministry is hop-
ing to assess the technical
resources of the Common-
wealth in the area of distance
education during this review.
Distance learning is when a
person attends and completes
classes away from an actual
school campus, via print media,
video, satellite broadcasts or e-


"After the last two hurricanes,
we (the Ministry of Education)
decided to put focus more on
distance education because of
the nature of our country as an
archipelago," he said.
The Ministry of Education
will not only gain from sharing
its best practices in education

and its challenges, but will also
benefit from the learning of the
experiences of other member
countries in overcoming some
of the same obstacles.
"When one looks at the best.
practices of other countries, you
are also exposed to different
models, and different metrolo-
gies of addressing some of the
same challenges," Mr Sears said.
One of the missions of the
Commonwealth of Learning is
to increase the capacity of mem-
ber countries of the Common-
wealth in the area of distance
learning. In South Africa there
have been tremendous strides
in this area.
The review to focus on the
many "difficult" aspects of edu-
cation, such as educating chil-
dren with HIV and children
involved in civil wars.

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Archer refutes

Barbados 'slur'


The Valley of

No Return

By John Tomerlin
Illustrated by Michael Lacapa

H AVASU CANYON, an Arizona branch of the
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
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 thepair 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.
This is a story of two young people from diverse back-
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.

HIGH Commissioner to Carin-
corn Leonard Archer has refut-
ed claims that Barbados Prime
Minister Owen Arthur referred
to Bahamians as less intelligent
than other Caribbean nationals.
Mr Archer said a letter to this
effect written by Bahamas Pub-
lic Services Union (BPSU) assis-
tant secretary general SJ Miller
misrepresented comments by
Prime Minister Arthur.
Mr Miller's letter claimed
that at the 26th Caricom Sum-
mit, Mr Arthur said, "in not too
diplomatic language," that
Bahamians are intellectually
In the speech Mr Miller was
referring to, Prime Minister
Arthur was discussing the
Bahamas' decision not to join
the Caribbean Single Market
and Economy (CSME).
However according to
Ambassador Archer, the Nas-
sau Guardian report upon

which Mr Miller's comments
were based did not represent
the Barbados prime minister's
comments in the light they were
A transcript of Prime Minis-
ter Arthur's speech states: "We
understand that in the Bahamas
there has to be a higher level
of public education on this mat-
ter before we even believe we
can sensibly engage the
Bahamas in the matter."
"I don't think the Bahamas
is in a position to rush to a deci-
sion because the rest of us in
the southern Caribbean, we
have been engaged in aspects
of economic integration among
ourselves for some considerable
Mr Miller said that in his esti-
mation, Mr Arthur was ques-
tioning the intellectual prowess
of Bahamas Foreign Affairs
Minister Fred Mitchell and
High Commissioner Archer as

he portrayed them as being
incapable of communicating the
intricate details of CSME to the
Bahamian people.
Further, Mr Miller claimed
that Mr Arthur's speech shows
that Caribbean nationals are
jealous of the Bahamas' eco-
nomic strides.
Mr Arthur recognised that
the Bahamas' close proximity
to Haiti has encouraged a neg-
ative view of the CSME and of
labour mobility in general.
He said Bahamians should
know that Barbados is a
"mature democracy and we
appreciate the efforts of those
who say, let us put this matter
on pause and think it through,
talk it through."
Mr Arthur called for Bahami-
ans to arrive at an understand-
ing of Caribbean peoples and
urged the media to foster more,
Caribbean-wide communica-

Mitchell travels to Panama

MINISTER of Foreign Affairs and the
Public Service Fred Mitchell leaves the
Bahamas for Panama today to represent
Prime Minister Christie at the Heads of Gov- i
ernment meeting of the Association of D
Caribbean States.
The Association of Caribbean States com-
prises all the countries of Latin American
and the Caribbean which ring the Caribbean
Mr Mitchell's attendance as Head of Del-
egation marks the highest level of partici-
pation in the meeting by the Bahamas since
the PLP Government came to power in 2002.
Among the topics for discussion at the
meeting are regional tourism, transporta-
tion issues, natural disasters and HIV/AIDS.
Mr Mitchell said the Association of
Caribbean States "is a useful forum for dis-
cussions with our Latin American and
Caribbean sister countries on issues of com-
e amn concern."
The: minister .is expected. to return to the
BaiiLmasi on Satuiday S FRED Mitchell


Cititrust (Bahamas) limited, a subsidiary of Citigroup, a leading financial
institution with a presence in over 100 countries and over 100 million
customers worldwide, is seeking candidates for the position of Deputy
Document Control Manager.


Global Wealth Structuring forms the Citigroup international offshore
trust companies servicing non U.S. high net worth clients in Bahamas,
Cayman Islands, Switzerland, Jersey Channel Island, New Jersey and
Singapore. Products target wealth preservation around fiduciary


Daily management of Imaging Unit
Deputy Manager, Documentation Mgmt & Control Unit (Imaging,
Safe Keeping, Dual Control, Warehouse, Records Management.)
Assist with training and administrative functions for the respective
document control units.
Assist in systems enhancements and process re-design
Assist with implementation of global initiatives regarding document
management and control.
MIS reporting.


Historic imaging and records management experience and familiarity
with Trust and Company documentation.
Strong oral and written communications skills.
Interfacing with various business units on a global basis.
Influencing, organizational and leadership skills.
Initiative and the ability to think strategically
People Management.
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science or equivalent experience.

Interested candidates should forward a copy of their resume to:
Operation Controls Head
Cititrust (Bahamas) Limited
P.O.Box N-1576
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: (242) 302-8732 OR

Email: gieselle.campbell @

Deadline for application is August 17th, 2005




New $10 note

to combat


THE Central Bank of the
Bahamas will release into cir-
culation the first denomination
in a series of Bahamian curren-
cy which is expected to protect
the country's tender from coun-
The first Counterfeit Resis-
tant Integrated Security Product
"CRISP" $10 note will be cir-
culated with the existing series
until the existing banknotes are
phased out of circulation.
Dark blue, dark green aind
maroon in colour the note mea-
sures 156 mm long and 67 mm
wide bearing on the front an
elliptical border design sur-
rounding a portrait of Queen
Elizabeth II and a signature of
the Governor of the Central

Bank together with the words
"The Central Bank of the


A watermark of Queen Eliz-
abeth II and the numerical 10
appears on the left and a map
of the Bahamas in the center.
The back carries a picture
depicting Hope Town Abaco.
The picture is surrounded by
various images, which include
on the left a rainbow-arc flanked
by the numerical $10 and the
words "Ten Dollars" above the
words "The Central Bank of the
Bahamas" and on the bottom
center, the coat of arms.

LADY Pindling (left) and
Rowena Finlayson (wife of
Solomon's Mines' owner Garett
"Tiger" Finlayson) show off a lim-
ited edition handbag at the open-
ing of Solomon's Mines' new Bal-
ly store on Monday.
The new store on Bay Street at
Prince George Plaza is the first
stand-alone Bally store in the
Five per cent of profits from
sales of the special handbag (pic-
tured) will go towards the Brent
Malone Artist in Residence Fund.
The sale of a wood sculpture (dis-

1 asn .- oa acr -

played at the new store) by noted
Bahamian artist Antonius Roberts
will also go to the fund that will
allow a Bahamian artist to work
in-studio for one year, and stage
an exhibition at the National Art
Gallery at the end of the residency.
Profits of the environmentally
conscious designed bag will also
benefit the New York-based Rain-
forest Foundation, which estab-
lishes long-term commitments with
indigenous and grass roots groups
to assist them in securing their
land rights and control of the nat-
ural and cultural heritage.

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APRIL 30, 2005

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am pleased to report the
third quarter results of Freeport Oil Holdings Company Limited
for the period ending April 30th, 2005.

The net income was $4.34 million compared to $4.61 million over
the same period last year. Earnings per share for the year to date
2005 is at 51-cents-

Management has taken the initiative to complete the installation
of marine equipment for the sale of fuel bunkers to ships calling
on Freeport Harbour. Hence, taking the aforementioned initiative
into consideration, we remain positive that our company is on
target to surpass last year's financial performance.

Sir Albert J. Miller
Chairman & President


(B $000)

April 30,2005

Total shareholders' equity

July 31,2004

$ 26,152 $ 25,618
7,297 7,989
18,855 17,629

$ 26,152 $ 25,618

(B $000)

Nine months ended April

Sale & revenues
Cost and expenses
Income from operations
Other income (expense)

Net Income

Earnings per share

Dividends per share

$ 50,698

Nine months ended April

$ 42,082

4,104 4,688
242 (76)

$ 4,346 $ 4,612





Copies of a full set of the unaudited financial statements can be obtained from
Stephen Adderley, Finance Manager at the Freeport Oil Company located on
Queens Highway, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM
TO 5:00 PM.

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Should we ditch traditional education

for a more technical curriculum?

H OW do we hold par-
ents responsible for
their children?
Can we attract and keep good
Will we ever achieve disci-
pline in our schools?
How do we get more skilled
These are questions that cut
to the heart of the Bahamian
education crisis.
We use the word "crisis",
because about 10 per cent of
our work force is unemployed,
and 40 per cent of the jobless
are under 25.
This is despite a major influx
in foreign investment, a boom-
ing housing and construction
market, and a healthy tourist
industry that most experts agree
will generate sustained growth
for years, barring an interna-
tional disaster.
In the recent budget debate,
State Finance Minister James
Smith projected a major expan-
sion of the job market as mas-
sive development projects come
on stream.
But there is an alarming con-
sensus that our young people
lack the skills to benefit from
this growth.
It is clear from reports pre-
sented at the national educa-
tion conference three weeks ago
that the level of learning in our
schools is "unacceptable" -
which has serious implications
for our survival as a modern
This is not an isolated view.
Education Minister Alfred
Sears himself admits that our
school system is in need of
"thorough and dramatic
reform". And the Inter Ameri-
can Development Bank has
offered a $20 million credit facil-
ity to help pay for it.
The recent education confer-
ence was aimed at deciding how
to achieve this transformation.
But in broad terms we already
know that the money will be
invested to expand pre-school
facilities, improve secondary and
technical education, and pro-
duce more college graduates.

For an idea of what the last
point means, in 2004 less than
13 per cent of some 5,700
Bahamian high schoolers
earned the minimum require-
ment for college entrance in
their final exams defined as a
'C' average in five subjects.
And a government survey
showed that only 940 students
from the class of 2002 went on
to college in the Bahamas or
By contrast, about two thirds
of high school graduates in the
United States go on to college.
And the comparable figure for
Barbados is 29 per cent.
According to the World
Bank, Barbados "maintained
quality teaching and impressive
learning outcomes even as the
system expanded towards the
inclusion of the last third of its
pupils. This is a challenge that
the majority of English speaking
Caribbean countries have yet
to overcome."

M ost Bahamian stu-
dents require tech-
nical and vocational training to
prepare for the job market, but
only a fifth of the government's
$25 million tertiary education
budget goes to the Bahamas
Technical and Vocational Insti-
tute, which offers basic instruc-
tion in a few programmes to
several hundred students.
Experts say early childhood
education makes, students better
learners. So the government
wants to provide near-univer-
sal pre-school education for
three-and four-year-olds over
the next several years.
Currently, only about half of
eligible children attend pre-
Some of these facts are taken
from the national education
conference journal, a com-
pendium of 10 research papers
by local experts (including two
from high school students
Answa Armbrister and Lynette
Distribution of this publica-
tion was restricted and little
information about the confer-

ence has emerged over the past
three weeks.
There are three general arti-
cles in the conference journal.
Ed Bethel, vice principal at St
John's College, advocated
changing the way we assess stu-
dents in our schools. Keith
Dean, a former BTVI lecturer,
reported on technical educa-
tion. And the Coalition for Edu-
cation Reform proposed 14
strategies to fix the system.
The Coalition made up of
the Chamber of Commerce, the
Hotel Association, the Hotel
Union and the Nassau Tourism
and Development Board iden-
tified major challenges for edu-
cation in the Bahamas.
These include a widespread
lack of functional literacy and a
"severe disconnect" between
education policy and the job
In its report, the Coalition
pointed to three distinct learn-
ing gaps. First, overall BGCSE
results are "disturbing", with
New Providence public schools
earning a mean grade of F+ and
at least 14 per cent of students
failing math. The BGCSE is a
national exam introduced in
1993 that determines "what stu-
dents know, understand and can
do after completing high
Second, there is a "profound
academic performance gap"
between boys and girls. Many
more girls than boys actually
take the BGCSE and more than
twice as many girls receive A
and B grades as do boys. And
third, "there is a serious lack of
graduates prepared to enter col-

The Coalition strategies
ranged from restoring
order in the classroom by mak-
ing parents and students
accountable, to issuing substan-
tive reports on the state of edu-
cation, to redesigning assess-
ment tests, enforcing child sup-
port, extending school hours,
expanditi remedial pro-
grammes and improving teacher
"combat" pay.

"Reforming the public edu-
cation system can only be
accomplished with strong lead-
ership over a long time using
strategies that are clearly stated
and widely endorsed," the
Coalition said. "Somehow the
government must depoliticise
the education system and allow
thoughtful, creative and ener-
getic educators to do their jobs."
Ed Bethel's article criticised
the Bahamas' academic exam-
focused system: "Perhaps as a
lingering holdover from the pre-
independence era, education
stakeholders continue to view
all examinations as high-stakes
summative assessments."
So much emphasis is placed
on exam success, he says, that
"teaching to the test" has actu-
ally replaced the school cur-
riculum: '"Our educational sys-
tem is not designed to create
graduates equipped with usable,
marketable skills it is designed
to prepare students to pass
"We judge the success of our
education system not by the
employability of our graduates
but rather by their performance
on exams," he explained.
"When we start valuing skills
education then schools will pro-
vide it. In other words, the
schools will generally design
their programmes to meet the
criteria by which they are
Bethel calls for something
called "authentic learning", by
making tests more multi-dimen-
To do so, he says the num-
ber and variety of assessments
should be expanded with more
emphasis on coursework and
projects based on real experi-'
ences such as web' site degigh
and documentary videos.

"How can we expect our stu-
dents to be functionally literate
if we don't teach them to be? If
teachers are ultimately going to
be judged by how well our stu-
dents do on BGCSE exams,
then that's what they are going
to put all their efforts into.
Make the assessments reflect
workplace needs and then
teachers' efforts will be redi-
rected more productively."

Keith Dean, an indus-
try lecturer at
Bahamas Baptist College,
reviewed the current state of
technical and vocational educa-
tion in the Bahamas, and
reported the results of a survey
of recent BTVI graduates.
"In the Bahamas of the 21st
century, the level of fit between
education and workforce reali-
ties is critical to national devel-
opment," he wrote. "Greater
resources should be placed to
ensure that national technical
training systems are positioned
to accommodate changes in the
He pointed out that while
most job needs in the Bahamas
are technical dr vocational, the
bulk of our education resources
are allocated to academic train-
ing that only a minority of stu-
dents can take advantage of.
"...properly funded technical
and vocational education that
empowers young people can
also help a nation tackle social
ills such as crime, school vio-
lence, teenage pregnancy and
truancy... Advanced technical
training benefits greater num-
bers of citizens than university-
based education, helping to
improve wealth distribution."
;iMost of the BTVI graduates
who-were polled said they

enrolled to upgrade their job
skills, Mr Dean reported. But
they were not satisfied with
either the courses or the instruc-
"There is a clear perception
that disconnects exist between
what is expected by employers
and the actual skills possessed
by BTVI graduates...the pre-
sent system appears to have
bureaucratic impediments that
mitigate against workforce
He recommended legislation
to promote technical training,
as well as the formal incorpora-
tion of BTVI as a public-pri-
vate partnership governed by a
reconstituted National Training

T he IADB objectives for
Bahamian education -
contained in its country strategy
report ( call for
70 per cent of eligible children
to attend pre-school by 2010,
and a revised curriculum for
technical and vocational educa-
tion by 2007 to be implemented
by 2010.
But will this be enough to fix
the problem?
According to Ed Bethel, "I
don't think there is a crisis in
education. I think there is a
social crisis. Upwards of 70 per
cent of births are to unwed
mothers, many of whom are
teenagers. These mothers have
little time to raise their children.
The kids are raising themselves
and each other.
"Students are coming to
school without the shared val-
ues that allow a teacher to focus
on teaching. So much time and
energy has to be spent on basic
character formation, a task that
would be done in the home in
the past.
"Lack of parental support for
the school and the teacher,
overcrowded classrooms, staff
shortages -- these are the obvi-
ous bigger challenges facing the
educational system."
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bune yesterday that "whatev-
er deficiencies there were at
the airport have been correct-
On May 17, 2004 a $35.5
million contract was signed
between the Airport Author-
ity and Lagan Holdings Inter-
national for a renewal project
at the airport.
The contract called for the
renewal of the airport's'main
runway -1432 during
phase one, the refurbishment
of the airport's second run-
way, an upgrade of the light-
ing fixtures, a landscaping and
beautification initiative, shoul-
der works and the reconstruc-
tion of the southern connector
between a taxiway and run-
way 1432.
According to earlier
reports, the runway upgrades
were expected to be complet-
ed within a year.
In her budget contribution
last month, Minister of Trans-
port and Aviation Glenys
Hanna-Martin said: "On a
personal note, I must confess
to a tremendous sense of
relief that the safety and

integrity of that runway will
no longer be in question."
However, director of Public
Works Melanie Roach said
yesterday that "whilst the con-
sultants have not supplied me
with details, there are quality
control issues on the main
"We have completed the
portion to accommodate large
aircraft but everything would-
n't be completed until mid-
October," she said.
In late June Mrs Martin
announced the re-opening of
runway 1432 in time for the
inaugural Virgin Atlantic
flight from London.
Questions have also arisen
as to the structural safety of
building the second runway in
a low, marshy area.
However, Ms Roach dis-
missed these doubts saying
"the land at the airport is mar-
ginal at best, it's'not a matter
of swamp land, it's a
matter of engineering tech-
On completion, Nassau
International Airport is to be
renamed the "Sir Lynden Pin-
dling Airport" as previously
announced by Prime Minister
Perry Christie.

'Human smuggling ring'

Claim that



an. The vessel has a forward cutty cab-
in with twin 225 Yamaha engines.
"We think this boat has been used
several times before to smuggle, and as
far as we know only human cargo. Right
now we have contacted our Department
of Homeland Security down there
(Bahamas) and we are attempting to
identify who the smugglers are," he
Mr Bullock said that according to US
law, 8 USC Section 1324, which covers
smuggling, the smugglers could face up
to five years for each smuggled alien, in
addition to a $250,000 fine for each of
the aliens.
Such a sentence in this case would be
85 years in jail with a fine of more than
"We have some names that were used
that we got from the migrants from the
interviews, and we are following that

up right now," Mr Bullock said. "Also
we have the names of the hotels that
they stayed at in the Bahamas as well.
So we have quite a bit of information to
work with."
Painting an even darker picture,' Mr
Bullock added that four of the migrants
captured on this latest smuggling
attempt were convicted felons who had
been deported from the US.
"Four of the migrants are convicted
felons who were deported from the US
recently and are being brought back.
So that takes even stiffer penalties for
smuggling convicted felons. What kind
of work these migrants were going to do
when they got here, I don't know.
"What kind of jobs they were looking
for, I don't know. But a lot of this is
family members saving up money and
sending it home to smuggle relatives
over to get them through," he said.

'No serious repercussions'

for the tourism industry

FROM page one

yesterday, Ernst Rumer, Aus-
trian Consulate Officer for the
Bahamas, said he has spoken
with Austrian tourists vaca-
tioning in the Bahamas and was
told that news of the murders
will not interfere with their hol-
iday plans.
Most- people will under-
stand that the Bimini double
murder was an isolated case,
he said.
Mr Rumer said he is confi-
dent that the Austrian gov-
ernment will not issue a spe-
cial travel advisory because
of the murders.
Up until press time last
night, Austria's Ministry of
Foreign Affairs was still issu-
ing the usual warning to be
aware of petty crimes, such
as incidents of robbery of
money and jewellery, for per-
sons planning to travel to the
Assistant Commissioner of
Police Reginald Ferguson, in
charge of crime, on Monday
cautioned that the Bahamas
could experience the same
kind of fall-out that Aruba,.I

has following the disappear-
ance on that Dutch island of
18-year-old American college
student, Natalee Holloway.
He said that the Aruba
case was having a negative
impact on the entire
Caribbean region.
The bodies of Mr von
Bolzano, 34, and his fiancee,
Ms von Perfall, 32, both of
old Salzburg families, were
discovered around 12.36pm
on Friday in room six at the
Blue Water Resort and Mari-
na in Alice Town, Bimini.
Ms von Perfall was found
lying on a bed with a gunshot
wound to the stomach, while
Mr von Bolzano was found
face down on the floor bound
and gagged.
He had been shot in the
middle of his back.
The couple, who were cele-
brating their 10th anniversary
together, were visiting Bimini
for a few days to swim with
the dolphins.
Mr Ferguson said yester-
day that the police had not
yet established a motive for
the killings or identified a
suspect in the cae. '

Meanwhile the autopsies of
the victims are going ahead.
However, Mr Ferguson
explained that "the comple-
tion of the (autopsy) process
is contingent on the official
identification," of the two vic-
Mr Ferguson said that
Bahamian authorities are
now awaiting instructions
from the victim's family.
"Either a family member
has to come here and offi-
cially identify (the murder
victims),,or we have to see
what instructions the family
will give through the (Austri-
an) consulate officer," he
Mr Rumer said he under-
stands that the father of Mr
von Bolzano plans to come
to the Bahamas.
In an article on the Bimini
killings printed on Tuesday,
The Tribune incorrectly
reported that Mr Ferguson
said Americans have called
for a boycott of travel to Aru-
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in this activity for some time and could pos-
sibly be a part of a human trafficking ring
out of Grand Bahama.
According to US Department of
Homeland Security agents, the smug-
glers' area of operation (AOR) is main-
ly out of Freeport or the West End
area. The agents report that on aver-
age they deal with about three attempts
a month by Bahamian captains trying to
smuggle immigrants into the US.
According to Arthur Bullock, the
head of the Border Patrol's West Palm
Beach office, the Department of Home-
Land Security has an idea who the
smugglers are.
"We have an idea who this smuggler
is, all three operating the boat, the cap-
tain and his two helpers are all Bahami-


into bag

FROM page one

Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The 20-seater plane had
left the departure gate
around 8.15am Sunday in
preparation for take off
when the Control Tower
recalled the flight.
On return to the gate,
Customs officials searched
the plane and discovered 20
pounds of cocaine in a black
No one was arrested in
connection with the inci-
Although the bag was
found below in the plane's
checked baggage compart-
ment, there was no checked
tag attached linking it to any
of the passengers onboard
the flight.
The incident has airport
authorities scrambling to
determine where the break-
down occurred in airport
security. They are conduct-
ing investigations into how
the bag got on the flight,
bypassing security and sur-
veillance cameras at the air-
It is believed that drug
swab tests were conducted
on security staff at the Inter-
national Section. It is not
known whether anyone had
tested positive for any illicit
drug residue.
Inspector Loretta Mack-
ey said investigations
are still continuing in the
Airport manager Randy
Robb could not be reached
for comment Tuesday.
.Over the past few months,
several attempts have been
made to smuggle illegal
drugs through ports of entry
in Freeport, particularly at
Lucayan Harbour.


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company'ss new

offices opened

THE success of a new
Bahamian company is an exam-
ple of what can be achieved
with hard work and persever-
At the ribbon cutting cere-
mony for the offices of the new
Global United Limited, Trans-
port Minister Glenys Hanna-
Martin saluted company own-
er Jackson Ritchie for his con-
siderable achievements.
"He has identified an area of
economic opportunity and has
boldly embarked in pursuit of
his goals. Success stories such
as this, in our 32nd year of polit-
ical independence, represents
for all Bahamians concrete
proof of the possible."
During the ceremony last Fri-
day at the Airport Industrial
Park, Mrs Hanna-Martin said
Mr Ritchie was "a Bahamian
son who sees the world in a way
which holds no limitations,"
Senator Philip Galanis gave
the welcome address at the cer-
emony, and shared some of Mr
Ritchie's inspirational story with-
those gathered to celebrate the
After training at the Britan-
nia Royal Naval College in
Dartmouth, England and a five-
year career in the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force, Mr
Ritchie joined the Grand
Bahama Port Authority as the
harbour master and assistant
port director.
Mr Richie's stint there
inspired him to form his own
company, Tanja Enterprises, in
Operating principally as Tan-
ja and the Travel Network, Mr
Ritchie quickly gained a mar-
ket share in the ship agency and
services industry and convert-
ed his original $15,000 invest-
ment into more than $5,000,000
in net assets by 2002.
In that same year, Tanja
established an office in Nassau
and in 2003, started Ritchie Avi-
)- ation Limited.
By 2004, the company had
acquired its main Freeport com-

* ROBIN, Dylan, Kim and Simone Ritchie

* MICHAEL Cunningham, Jackson Ritchie, Senator Philip
Galanis, Minister Glenys Hanna-Martin, Kim Ritchie, Jerome
Fitzgerald, Bishop Ricardo Grant at the opening

petitor, United Shipping Lim-
ited, and earlier this year, pur-
chased Global Custom Brokers
Limited and World Bound
Couriers Limited, as well as
Seair Airways which was
merged into the air charter
operations of Ritchie Aviation.
With these new acquisitions
came a new name: Global Unit-
ed, a company whose market
value is now approaching $50'

Mr Ritchie told the gather-
ing that the opening of the
new offices and launching the N JACK Ritchie, Glenys Hanna-Martin and Obie Wilchcombe
new corporate identity were
made possible by the vigilant
observation of his two primary
rules of business: "The cus- to unite all of our staff, our pri- and ... currently in the process
tomer is king and the staff mary assets, into one seamless, of erecting our network ...
must consist of the very best harmonious customer service throughout the Caribbean.
people." unit. We [have] already estab- Senator Galanis also fore-
"My vision for the future is lished an operation in the USA, shadowed potential future
to build an organisation which entered a partnership with like- developments for Global Unit-
provides service globally, and minded companies in China, ed, saying: "Jackson Ritchie is

currently exploring the acqui-
sitin of two other entities,
which if successful, will double
the-present size of Global Unit-
ed thereby making it a company -
that will approach a market val-
ue of $100 million.



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Italian firm in talks over

rand Bahama Ship


Tribune Business Editor
T he world-
renowned Italian
ship builder and
repairer, Fin-
cantieri, is in talks
to take a major equity stake in
the Grand Bahama Ship Yard,
The Tribune can reveal, a
development that will add a
third extra dry dock and cre-
ate hundreds of skilled jobs for
Bahamians if it comes to
Talks between Fincantieri
and the Grand Bahama Ship
Yard's owners have not been
concluded, but there was "keen
interest" on all sides to close
the deal, sources told The Tri-
bune yesterday. A successful
agreement would provide a
major economic and employ-
ment boost to a. Grand
Bahama economy still reeling
from the September 2004 hur-
The Grand Bahama Ship
Yard is owned by a combina-
tion of the Grand Bahama Port

Authority, and the world's two
leading cruise line operators,
Carnival and RoyalCaribbean.
Sources suggested it was likely
that Fincantieri would buy out,
at least partially, one of the two
cruise companies probably
Such an arrangement would
enable Fincantieri, which has
built 33 cruise ships for Carni-
val and its various lines since
1990 and claims a world-lead-
ing 45 per cent share of the
cruise ship construction mar-
ket, to inject fresh capital into'
the Grand Bahama Ship Yard
while freeing the cruise lines
to concentrate on what they do
One source suggested that
the agreement would involve
a commitment by Carnival to
have its ships repaired on
Grand Bahama under a long-
term contract.
Fincantieri confirmed it was
in talks to acquire a stake in
the Grand Bahama Ship Yard
and another ship repair facility
in Bremerhaven, 'Germany.
"We are closely negotiating
with both the yards men-
tioned," Enrico Buschi, Fin-
cantieri's executive senior vice-

IMF tells Bahamas to

'clarify' bank/parent

information sharing

Tribune Business Editor
l THE International Monetary
'Fund (IMF) has advised
'Bahamian regulators to "clari-
fy" in their information-shar-
'ing guidelines the ability of
financial institutions licensed
in this nation to transfer infor-
mation to global head offices,
an issue being pushed by a
leading authority on bank
While acknowledging that
,Bahamian financial services
;regulators had produced a
book on how foreign counter-
parts should present requests
for information and assistance
within this nation's legal frame-
" work, the IMF said more clari-
fication was needed for bank-
to-bank information sharing.
The IMF, in an annex to its
Article IV consultation, said:
"While in practice the Central
Bank [of the Bahamas] has

allowed the passage of infor-
mation to parent banks for the
purpose of monitoring large
exposures on a consolidated
basis, it would be advisable that
the guidelines on information
sharing clarify the ability of
branches and subsidiaries to
transfer information to their
head office."
The IMF's assessment of the
Bahamas' financial services
regulatory regime had previ-
ously urged this nation to "clar-
ify the extent" to which banks
and trust companies could pass
information to their head office
and parent "for consolidated
risk management and supervi-
In its latest report, it
described the Bahamas' moves
to deal with its recommenda-
tion on this issue as a work "in
progress". This issue has
already received attention from
the Basel Committee on Bank-
ing Supervision, which has rec-

See IMF, 4B

president of cruise ship busi-
ness, told an industry publica-
"The fleet is on one side
growing, and on the other side
ageing. We think this could cre-
ate a demand for more refur-
David Dalgleish, Grand
Bahama Ship Yard's managing
director, did not return The
Tribune's call seeking com-
Julian Francis, co-chair of the
Grand Bahama Port Authority,
told The Tribune he was cur-

rently unable to discuss the
talks with Fincantieri.
He said: "The Port Authori-
ty is not in a position at the
moment to provide any infor-
mation on these negotiations".
However, the Grand
Bahama Port Authority is
understood to be "keen" for
an agreement to be struck. Mr
Francis said: "Fincantieri is a
major ship repair company,
and an association with the
Bahamas would be a very pos-
itive development and be good
for the Ship Yard, which is
doing quite well, by the way."
A source close to the talks
between Fincantieri, the Grand

Occupancy and rates

ahead of 2004 for
Family Island hotels

Senior Business Reporter
FAMILY Island properties, like their counterparts in
Nassau/Paradise Island, told The Tribune they were enjoy-
ing a strong summer, with occupancy levels for July above
,2004 and looking solid heading into August.
Peter Kuska, part-owner of the Stella Maris Estate,
Resort Club and Marina in Long island, said the property
was experiencing a very strong summer period. He said that
due to a set of unusual circumstances, including the filming
of the sequels to Pirates of the Caribbean in Long Island and
the use of the resort to house crew and cast members, plus
the hosting of a number of wedding parties and dive groups,
the resort had been kept busy.
In terms of occupancy levels, July is expected to close at
around 75 per cent, an increase over the same period in
2004, which stood at some 45 per cent. Room rates at the
Stella Maris for the current summer period stood at $140
per night, with winter rates seeing a small increase to $155
per night. Looking forward to August, Mr Kuska said a
number of dive groups are
expected to stay at the See HOTELS, 5B
resort, but there appeared

Bahama Ship Yard and its
owners said that while no
agreement had been conclud-
ed, "they are still negotiating
commercial terms".
If the deal went through,
there was every chance that
Grand Bahamas and the
entire Bahamas could become
"a very important maritime
centre" and a "central point"
for ship repair and the move-
ment of goods and cruise ship
In the meantime, the source
said that if an agreement could

be reached, Fincantieri was
looking at "localising" much of
the refurbishment and repair
work conducted on cruise ships
at the Grand Bahama Ship
Yard, in addition to introduc-
ing a third dry dock.
Currently, cruise ships trav-
elling to the Ship Yard for
repairs and refitting brought
with them whole "crews" of
"extremely skilled" workers,
featuring literally hundreds of
expatriate carpenters, joiners,
air conditioning repairmen and

See YARD, 2B

Targeting Chinese

tourists to be a

long-term effort

Senior Business
THE Bahamas has a big mar-
keting task ahead of it to edu-
cate Chinese travellers and tour
operators, estimated to number
about 28 million every year,
about the merits of a holiday in
this nation compared to desti-
nations such as Thailand and
Bali, the Ministry of Tourism's
director-general said yesterday.
With a commitment in place
to open a High Commission
office in Beijing in 2006, the
Government is now set to fol-
low through on plans to expand
the Bahamas brand in key
Asian markets, with officials
from the Ministry of Tourism
recently returning from their
fadt finding trip to China.
In an interview with The Tri-
bune, Vemice Walkine said that

while there was a lot of work
to do to prepare the Bahamas
to attract and accommodate vis-
itors from China, such as visa
requirements, air transporta7
tion, language skills, and resort
and hotel facilities, the four
packed days of meetings were
well worth it;
She, predicted that' once
things are in place, with private
and public sector officials able
to create some excitement, the
destination is likely to see the
arrival of Chinese vacationers.
"We had a very good time.
The whole point of the trip was
to meet with key persons in the
travel industry, tour operators,
airlines, the media especially
the travel media to get a sense
of what the potential might be
to attract people to visit the
Bahamas.," Ms Walkine said.



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THE "forthcoming revision"
of the Securities Industry Act
1999 will "narrow" the pow-

ers of the minister responsible
for the Securities Commission
of the Bahamas, the Minister
of Finance, so that he or she
will not be able to remove
executives at the capital mar-

kets regulator without just
An annex to the Interna-
tional Monetary Fund's (IMF)
recent Article IV consultation
confirmed that this would be
included in a revised Securi-
ties Act, after the Fund raised
concerns in its previous assess-
ment of the financial services
industry's regulatory capabili-
ties during a different consul-


The IMF is providing tech-
nical assistance to help redraft
the Act, and its preliminary
November 2004 report has

already been commented on
by the Securities Commission.
The Fund's latest document
said "preparatory work" on
the legislation would begin
once the report was finalised.


Overall, the IMF appeared
satisfied with the Bahamas'
progress in addressing con-
cerns identified in its financial
services regulatory assessment,
with many of the recommen-
dations either implemented or
However, according to the
IMF, the Bahamas still had to
move on introducing statutory

protection against civil and
criminal liability for all staff
and appointees at the regula-
tory authorities "while per-
forming their duties in good
The IMF said this would be
incorsporated into revisions
introduced for a new regula-
tory regime.


The Financial Services Reg-
ulatory Reform Commission,
which began its work in May
and was formally unveiled dur-
ing the 2005-2006 Budget pre-
sentation, will work towards
"a realignment of the regula-

tory framework that is consis-
tent with international best
This work will also involve
assessing the IMF's recom-
mendation that all reporting
lines for the financial services
regulators be consolidated
under the Ministry of Finance.


And the IMF added: "The
Financial Services Regulatory
Commission will propose a
more appropriate regulatory
system with a view to avoid-
ing duplication of effort and
establishing a more unified
supervision system."

Asian, from Page 1B

"It was interesting that they
knew nothing about the
Bahamas, but when we shared a
little about who we are they
were very impressed and appre-
ciative of the trip, and the
potential for them to increase
their business as they move peo-
ple to the Bahamas."
Ms Walkine said there was a
need to inform and educate
potential travel partners about
the Bahamas, because while
Chinese travellers were used to
vacationing in places such as
Thailand and Bali, most would
never consider this nation as a
potential vacation spot.
Even from a geographical
standpoint, Ms Walkine said,
Chinese travel and tourism
counterparts did not know
where the Bahamas was located
and had to be shown the coun-
try and surrounding Caribbean
region on a map.
In the short-term, the poten-
tial for business is likely to be
generated by the more affluent
members of Chinese society
who have the disposable income
to travel. Ms Walkine said an

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.into the Bahamas.
Bahamian tourism represen-
tatives also discussed what
needed to be done to make Chi-
nese vacationers comfortable in
the Bahamas, and assured tour
operators and officials that the
industry would do what was
necessary to ensure visitors
from China have a comfortable
experience. Among the items
mentioned were the availability
of Chinese menus, tour guides
and other tourism stakeholders
that could speak Mandarin.


"We have to look at persons
in this country who are familiar
with the language and train
them as tour guides. Also, we
need to identify persons who
want to learn that language so
that we have a good number of
persons to serve as tour guides
and in other front-line positions
because most Chinese people
do not speak English.," Ms

Walkine said.
The director-general said that
until Bahamian officials get a
little closer to stakeholders in
the Chinese outbound tourism
industry and give them an
opportunity to take a look at
this nation's product, they will
not be fully aware of what is
needed to increase the level of
traffic coming into the
Ms Walkine said this initial
visit was a fact-finding mission
enabling them to establish con-
tact with the right people in
China, adding that she was opti-
mistic that over the next 12 to
24 months, the destination
would see some kind of move-
ment out of China.
Currently, the number of Chi-
nese visitors to the Bahamas is
insignificant. From a statistical
standpoint, Chinese visitors
account for less than 1 per cent
of total visitor arrivals to the
Bahamas, with the total num-
ber lumped in with figures of
visitors from markets outside
of the destination's major mar-
kets of North America, the UK
and Europe.
Meanwhile, Ms Walkine said
ministry officials have begun to
give thought to India. With a
growing, affluent population,
India is expected to be the next
market in Asia. Other markets
being targeted include, South
and Central America.
"We just restructured the
organisation to give us the kind
of manpower needed to go after
new and developmental mar-
"We're getting solid numbers
out of South American and we
want to increase our efforts,"
Ms Walkine said.
She added that tour opera-
tors in China said there was
growing interest by their cus-
tomers to go to South America,
which could mean that the
Bahamas could be a possible
"add-on" vacation spot.

Yard, from Page 1B

It is understood that Fin-
cantieri, if it takes a stake in

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

52wk-HI 52wk-Low Symbol Previous Close Today's Close Change Dally Vol. EPS $ Dlv $ P/E Yield
1.10 0.89 Abaco Markets 0.89 0.89 0.00 -0.208 0.000 N/M 0.00%
8.70 8.00 Bahamas Property Fund 8.70 8.70 0.00 1.452 0.340 6.0 3.91%
6.44 5.55 Bank of Bahamas 6.44 6.44 0.00 0.561 0.330 11.5 5.12%
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.80 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 -0.005 0.060 NM 2.73%
9.08 6.75 Commonwealth Bank 8.80 8.80 0.00 0.673 0.410 12.5 4.66%
2.50 0.62 Doctor's Hospital 2.26 2.26 0.00 1,900 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 0.00 250 0.662 0.500 15.7 4.77%
9.05 7.00 FirstCaribbean 9.05 9.05 0.00 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 6.02 6.01 -0.01 \0.184 0.000 32.7 0.00%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 .2.010 0.760 5.0 7.60%
52wk-HI 52wk-Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Weekly Vol. EPS $ DIv $ P/E Yield
13.00 12.50 Bahamas Supermarkets 12.25 13.25 11.00 1.488 0.960 9.1 7.25%
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 10.00 10.35 10.00 0.000 0.800 NM 7.80%
0.60 0.40 RND Holdings 0.29 0.54 0.00 -0.066 0.000 NM 0.00%
43.00 28.00 ABDAB 41.00 43.00 41.00 2.220 0.000 19.4 0.00%
16.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 13.00 14.00 13.00 1.105 0.810 14.6 6.93%
0.60 0.35 RND Holdings 0.29 0.54 0.35 -0.103 0.000 N/M 0.00%
52wk-HI 52wk-LoW Fund Name NAV YTD% Last 12 Months Div $ 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 FIdelltI
52wk-Low Lowest closing price In last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity
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 da% EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Dailly 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
P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month eamrningE FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100
AS AT JUNE. 30, 2005 "** AS AT MAY. 31, 2005
- AS AT JULY 1, 2005/ ** AS AT JUNE. 30, 2005/ ***** AS AT JUNE. 30, 2005
... .. .. ..

Grand Bahama Ship Yard,
wants to train up Bahamian
Workers to replace the need for
expatriate "crews" to be
brought in on these ships. In
addition, any expatriate work-
ers required would instead
work and live on Grand
Bahama, increasing the island's
population and generating
spin-off benefits for the whole


"Fincantieri intends to quite
substantially increase the local
tradesmen complement by
training Bahamians and by
bringing in expatriate labour
to live and work there," the
source said. "It will dramati-
cally increase the workforce,
both Bahamian and expatri-
Apart from increasing the
Grand Bahama Ship Yard's
ability to service and repair
cruise ships, Fincantieri is hop-
ing any deal will allow it
"to develop the port of
Freeport as a very important
maritime centre".
And if business really takes
off, it is understood that Fin-
cantieri and its partners will
look at developing 'homeport-
ing' in Freeport.
If cruise ships start using it as
their home port, this means
that thousands of passengers
would fly into Grand Bahama
and stay in the island's hotels
for one or two nights until their
cruise starts, spending poten-

tially the same amount of time
on the way out. .
"It would make a tremen-
dous symbiosis between the
harbour, the airport and the
cruise ships," the source said.
Only minor dredging would be
required to develop a direct
link between Freeport Harbour
and Grand Bahama Interna-
tional Airport, although some
yesterday told The Tribune that
the cruise ship facilities would
need to be moved before the
major lines would consider
using it as a home port an
operation that could cost
between $70-$80 million.
But if Freeport ever became
a 'home port', it was also pos-
sible that the cruise lines could
use it as a training base, the
source added. "It could
become quite a maritime hub."


Fincantieri generated more
than 100 million euros in net
profits for the fiscal year ending
on December 31, 2004, on
some 2.176 billion euros in rev-
The Fincantieri deal, though,
raises questions about what has
happened to the proposed $90
million investment in Grand
Bahama Ship Yard by
COSCO, the Chinese-owned
shipping company that is the
world's third largest. That
investment was intended to
expand the facility and enable
it to accommodate the world's
largest vessels.

initial campaign might be aimed
at persons already travelling to
the US, London or Canada for
business. The Bahamas would
be marketed as an attractive
vacation spot that could easily
be added to the tail end of a
business trip.
She said: "We talked about
the potential to create packages
and to have the Bahamas as an
add-on trip to a preexisting
business trip. It's one short-term
solution to break into that mar-
Addressing the Bahamas
Hotel Association's annual gen-
eral meeting (AGM) in Decem-
ber, Tourism Minister Obie
Wilchcombe announced that
the ministry would begin an
intense marketing campaign
aimed at China, India and Latin
America, in a move to capture a
greater percentage of the $1.7
trillion tourism dollars estimat-
ed to be available in 2005.
While airlift is a major con-
cern, with no direct flights
between the Bahamas and Chi-
na, Virgin Atlantic, which began
non-stop service between Lon-
don and the Bahamas, has a
direct route from Shanghai to
London. Mr Wilchcombe said
that talks would be initiated to
see if the airline might use this
route to bring visitors from Chi-
na to the Bahamas.
Ms Walkine also confirmed
that American Airlines has a
code share alliance with Air
China. She said that what is
likely to make it easier for per-
sons living in China to travel to
the Bahamas are the code share
agreements that exist between
China-based airlines and both
American and British-based air-
She added that United Air-
lines has service into Chicago
from China, but did not have
direct service from Chicago into
the Bahamas. Continental Air-
lines, however,,flies from China
into Newark, New Jersey, and


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Seven Bahamas firms bid for

Baha Mar's commercial village

Seven Bahamian architec-
tural firms have respond-
ed to a Request for Pro-
posal (RFP) issued by
Baha Mar to develop the
concept for the Commercial Village at
its planned $1.2 billion Cable Beach
The commercial village at the Cable
Beach Resorts will feature almost
200,000 square feet of office and retail
space when it opens in autumn 2006,
and incorporate corporate and gov-

emrnment offices, plus retail outlets.
The commercial village will thus
house the government offices and
commercial banks, such as Fidelity
Bank (Bahamas), Commonwealth
Bank and Scotiabank, that are being
forced to relocate as a result of Baha
Mar's Cable Beach project.
Among the government offices and
buildings impacted will be the Cecil
Wallace Whitfield Centre and neigh-
bouring police station, the Gaming
Board and Bahamas Development

Apart from designing the Com-
mercial Village, this project will also
encompass the procurement and co-
ordination of local building and spe-
ciality design consultants. The con-
tract(s) will be awarded to the suc-
cessful Bahamian company by mid-
In confirming that seven Bahamian
companies had submitted bids to be
the primary deesign firm, John Kris-

tich, Baha Mar's executive vice-pres-
ident of design and development, said:
"Baha -Mar is expected to create a
world-class resort and gaming desti-
nation in the Bahamas that will be
-uniquely Bahamian in character,
beginning with the design, and we are
excited for this opportunity to rely on
Bahamian expertise in the creative
process. This offer goes beyond a
Bahamian architect's stamp on a set of
plans the invitation is for a full com-
plement of architectural services."
Baha Mar's vice-president of admin-

istration and external relations,
Robert 'Sandy' Sands, added:
"Awarding this contract will be a par-
ticularly.important decision because of
the high visibility of the project and
the significance of this component to
Baha Mar's commitment to creating
an authentic product in the Bahamas.
"In this regard, the commercial vil-
lage will be designed by Bahamians,
built by Bahamians, occupied by
Bahamian businesses and easily acces-
sible to the Bahamian public and vis-

Bahamian company finishes 100th project

THE Central Bank of the
Bahamas is set to release the
first of its new CRISP ban-
knotes, the $10 bill, on August 3
as its moves further to combat
The Series 2005 $10 note, part
of the CRISP or Counterfeit
Resistant Integrated Security
Product family, will circulate
concurrently with the existing
series until the latter is phased
out of circulation.

Dark blue, dark green and
maroon in colour, the new $10
note will be 156 mm long and 67
mm wide, on the front bearing
an elliptical border design sur-
rounding a portrait of Queen
Elizabeth II, along with the
series, a signature of the Central
Bank governor and the words
'The Central Bank of the
Bahamas'. A watermark of
Queen Elizabeth II and the
numeral '10' appears on the left,





J.S. Johnson and Company Limited hereby
notifies all its shareholders that based on
unaudited results for the quarter ended 30th
'June, 2005 the Board of Directors has declared
an interim dividend of fourteen cents (140) per
ordinary share to be paid on 8th August, 2005
to all shareholders of record as of 2nd August

Legal Notice


(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Creditors having debts or claims against the above-named Company
are required to send particulars thereof to the undersigned at
Sandringham House, 83 Shirley Street, P.O.Box N-3247, Nassau,
Bahamas, as sole Liquidator on or before the 10th day of August,
2005. In default thereof they will be excluded from the benefit of
any distribution made by the Liquidator.

Dated the 25th day of July, 2005

Lynden Maycock



Formerly: Dever Investments Limited
(In Voluntary Dissolution)

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 138 (8) of the International
Business Act, 2000 notice is hereby given that:
The dissolution of Nucor Investments Inc. has been
A Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the.
Company has therefore been struck off the Register

Cornell Rolle

and a map of the Bahamas in
the centre. The back carries a
picture depicting Hope Town,
Abaco. The picture is sur-
rounded by various images.

A Bahamian website development company yes-
terday said it had completed its 100th project since
1997 through the launch of the Public Hospitals
Authority (PHA) site.
Thyme Online said its client list now includes
companies in the Bahamas, the US, Sweden,
Montserrat and Anguilla. It includes firms ranging
from small family-run businesses to multinational
corporations, and the work ranges from creating
market-driven websites to interactive and complex
enterprise-level business applications.

Legal Notice


In Voluntary Liquidation

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance
with Section 137 (4) of the International Business
Companies Act. 2000, ITP Management Ltd., is
in dissolution as of JULY 22nd, 2005.

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

Legal Notice


dissolution under the provisions of the International
Business Companies Act 2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the
25th July, 2005 when its Articles of Dissolution
were submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Mr. Lynden
Maycock of Sandringham House, 83 Shirley Street, Nassau,
Bahamas as sole Liquidator.
Dated the 25th day of July, 2005.
H & J Corporate Services Ltd.
Registered Agent
for the above-named Company

Ben Jamieson, Thyme Online's chief executive,
added that, the 'one-stop' site the
company developed for itself through which couples
could plan their beach wedding in the Caribbean,
had received 75,000 hits per month with traffic
It had already attracted more than 1,000 sub-
scribed brides, and Mr Jamieson said Bahamian.
and Caribbean wedding vendors who had signed
up for the site were saying it was "generating more
business than any other advertising they run".





Equity Side





Rule 31 of The Companies (Winding-Up) Rules, 1975

Name of Company

Address of Registered Office

Nature of Business


Number of Matter

Liquidator's Name


Mercantile Bank and Trust
Company Limited
(In Liquidation)

International Building, West
Mall, Freeport, Grand
Bahama, Bahamas

Banking Company

Supreme Court of the
Commonwealth of The
Bahamas EquitySide

328 Of 1977

Juan Manuel Lopez

P.O.Box F-42558, Freeport,

DATED this 27th day of July, A.D., 2005

Official Liquidator
P.O.Box F-42558
Freeport, Grand Bahama. The Bahamas


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Notice To Shareholders
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The Board of Directors of

ICD Utilities Limited is

pleased to advise that a

dividend of 13.5 cents per

share has been declared to all

Shareholders of record as at

4th August, 2005 and payable

on 18th August, 2005.




The Board of Directors of Fidelity Bank
(Bahamas) Limited is pleased to notify all
shareholders that the Bank's actual net profit
based on unaudited results for the Quarter
ended March 31, 2005 was $247,745.

The Bank's total assets stood at $130,872,127 as
at March 31, 2005.

This publication is only an extract. Copies of
the entire report for the quarter ended March
31, 2005 are available from Fidelity Share
Registrars & TransferAgents Ltd., 51 Frederick
Street, Nassau Bahamas.

Equity Side

(In Voluntary Liquidation under the Supervision of
the Court)




TAKE NOTICE that the Liquidator of the
above named Bank intend to declare a first dividend
of $0.08 to be paid to all creditors who have proven
their claims, in accordance with the Windind-up Rules,
on or before Friday the 29th July, 2005 and that such
dividend is be paid on Wednesday the 10th
August, 2005 or on any subsequent working days until
the 30th September, 2005.

NOTICE is further given that any creditor who
has not proven his/her debt by Wednesday the 7th day
of September, 2005 will be excluded from this

IMF, from Page 1B

ommended that all "legal
restrictions" preventing the
exchange of Know Your Cus-
tomer (KYC) information
between bank subsidiaries/
branches and their head offices
be removed.
The Basel Committee, estab-
lished by Central Bank gover-
nors from the Group of Ten
countries, said that while most
countries had "gateways" that
allowed bank branches and
subsidiaries to share KYC
information with their global
head offices, "some countries
have rigorous bank secrecy or
data protection laws that pre-
vent, or can be interpreted as
preventing, the transfer of such
The Basel Committee said:
"It is essential that all jurisdic-
tions that host foreign banks

provide an appropriate legal
framework which allows infor-
mation for KYC risk manage-
ment purposes to be passed to
the head office/parent bank
and home country supervi-
"If impediments to informa-
tion sharing prove to be insur-
mountable, and there are no
satisfactory alternative arrange-
ments, the home, supervisor
should make it clear to the host
that the bank may decide for
itself, or be required by its
home supervisor, to close down
the operation in question."
If Bahamian law creates, the
Basel Committee's eyes,
"insurmountable" obstacles to
KYC information sharing, then
head offices may come under
considerable pressure to with-
draw from this jurisdiction. As


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Equity Side





Rule 68 of The Companies (Winding-Up)
Rules, 1975
To: All Creditors who have not filed a claim
in the Liquidation.
NOTICE is hereby given that a Fifth and
Final Distribution is intended to be made at all Creditors
whose claims have been admitted in the Liquidation.
You are mentioned as a Creditor in the Statement of
Affairs, but not yet proved your debt.
If you do not prove your debt by the 29th day
of August, 2005 you will be excluded from sharing in
this Fifth and Final Dividend.

DATED this 27th day of July, A.D., 2005

Official Liquidator
P.O.Box F-42558
Freeport, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas

a result, this pressure could
force the Bahamas to again
change its laws to suit the
requirements of the OECD
and its affiliates.
"The Basel Committee on
Banking Supervision believes
that there is no justifiable rea-
son why local legislation should
impede the passage of cus-
tomer information from a bank
branch or subsidiary to its head
office or parent bank for risk
management purposes," the
report said.
"If the law restricts disclo-
sure of information to 'third
parties', it is essential that the
head office or parent bank is
clearly excluded from the defi-
nition of a 'third party'. Juris-
dictions that have legislation
that impedes, or can be inter-
preted as impeding, such infor-
mation sharing are urged to
remove such restrictions and
to provide specific gateways."
John Delaney, an attorney
with Higgs & Johnson and
FNM Senator, said the

Bahamian financial services
sector must beware the "poten-
tial for abuse" of the Basel
Committee on Banking Super-
vision's guidelines on consoli-
dated KYC risk management,
due to the conflict between its
information sharing require-
ments and this nation's laws.
If it sought to implement the
Basel Committee's guidelines
and recommendations, Mr
Delaney said this nation would
either have to change its laws
or Bahamas-based banks and
trust companies would need to
obtain the consent of their cus-
tomers to disclose information
before they established a busi-
ness relationship. He added
that the Basel Committee's
guidelines required branches
and subsidiaries to "proactive-
ly produce, in a timely man-
ner", information on high risk
customers and activities and
share this with head office.
They also had to search and
report to head office on suspi-
cious customer names.

NOTICE is hereby given that RONALD NAPOLEON OF #62
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as
a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows
any reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of the
facts within twenty-eight. days from the 20TH day of JULY,
2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

The Public is hereby advised that I, SHENIQUE BETHEL,
of Soldier Road, Klonaris Acres, RO. Box N-1210, Nassau,
Bahamas, intend to change my name to SHANIQUE M.
BETHEL. If there are any objections to this change of name
by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief
Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later
than thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this notice.


Seeking applications for

Responsibilities include: Preparing monthly & quarterly
financial statements, cash management, management of
accounts payables and receivables, managing office staff,
internal controls & regulatory reporting.
Experience: CPA or equivalent with 5 years minimum
experience with a sound knowledge of construction accounting.
Applicants must be proficient in Excel and QuickBooks Pro.

Salary and benefits would be commensurate
with experience.

Please fax your cover letter and resume to the attention of
"The Financial Controller" at 327-1569
Deadline: Wednesday, August 3, 2005

United International Enterprises Limited
Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that an Extraordinary General Meeting of the
Company will be held at the registered office, 10 Petrona House, Fowler
Street off East Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas on the 18th day of August,
2005 at 10am for the following purpose, namely:
To consider, and if thought fit, to approve the following Ordinary
That the Directors be and are hereby authorised to exercise the
power of the Company
i. to conclude the purchase by the Company of 48,788,067 shares
in United Plantations Berhad held directly and indirectly by
Aarhus United A/S at a price of MYR 6.00 per share.
ii. to accept the Offer by BNS Industrier AB for the Company's
interest, comprising 1,837,644 shares in Aarhus United A/S and
to transfer the consideration it receives in connection with the
sale of its interest in Aarhus United A/S to BNS Holdings AB in
return for a 41.5% interest in BNS Holdings AB and DKK
459,411 million in cash.
A member of the Company entitled to attend and vote at the meeting is
entitled to appoint one or more proxies to attend and, on a poll, vote
instead of him. A proxy need not also be a member. Any instrument
appointing a proxy, must be received at the registered office, or at the
Copenhagen Representative Office, not less than 2 business days before
the Meeting.
Informal Meeting of Members
For the convenience of shareholders unable to attend the Extraordinary
Shareholders Meeting, an informal meeting of shareholders will be held
at Hotel Radisson SAS Scandinavia, Amager Boulevard 70, Copenhagen,
Denmark at 10:00 am on August 16, 2005.
By order of the Board
Alison Treco
Company Secretary
July 25, 2005

DATED the 27th day of July; A.D., 2005'

Anthony S. Kikivarakis
Official Liqidator

Dehands House Tel: (242) 302-4800
2nd Terrace Centreville Telefax: (242) 322-3101
P.O.Box N-7120
Nassau, Bahamas






to be a big dip heading into the
middle of the month. Despite a
limited number of bookings to
date for August, there are
expectations that a number of
last minute bookings are likely
to come in and change the pic-
ture. The hotel closes for Sep-
"We're having a better sum-
mer than last year. Things
seem to have turned around
and are looking really positive,
and we have more private fly-
ers coming in. Slowly, but grad-
ually, things are normalising to
trade levels we had before Sep-
tember 11. We hope it will con-
tinue the same way," Mr Kuska
In Abaco, general manager
of the Green Turtle Club and
Marina, Lynn Johnson, said
things were going well for the
property. After a slow start to
this season, business has picked
She said, however, that due
to all of the active storms in
the Atlantic this year, a signif-
icant number of boaters had
headed home early. Ms John-
son said: "The marina was very
strong for the beginning of the
month; then, after Dennis, a
lot went back much sooner.
"They are very cautious and
not taking any chances. Some
boats are coming in, but it has
slowed down. For the hotel
and its guests in general, the
strong performance of the
hotel is expected to continue
through to the second week in
While unable to give specific
numbers, Ms Johnson said July
was expected to close at close
to last year's occupancy levels.
Going forward, August is
looking good, with the first two
weeks showing solid bookings,
while additional business is
expected for the remainder of
the month.
For September, the Green
Turtle Club and Marina will
begin a special promotion,
offering guests an all-inclusive
package that will run until ear-
ly November. The special pro-
motion, which is being offered
for the first time, is expected
to generate new business dur-
ing the slowest period of the
Room rates remained stable
for the Green Turtle Club and
Marina, with a standard water-
front room going for $170 per
night. The deluxe club room is
offered for $200 per night, with
the two-bedroom villas on the
harbour front costing $370 per
night. One bedroom villas are
priced at $295 per night.
Clemens von Merveldt, gen-
eral manager of the Pink Sands
Resort in Harbour Island
which was the winner of Trav-
el & Leisure magazine's
World's Best Islands:
Caribbean, Bermuda, and the
Bahamas, said the resort expe-
rienced a strong showing in

July, expecting to finish the
month at an occupancy rate of
more than 60 per cent, an
improvement over the same
period in 2004. August is also
expected to be busy, with for-
ward reservations already
pushing occupancy levels to 55
- 60 per cent.
In September, traditionally
viewed as the quietest month of
the year, the resort's occupan-
cy levels are expected to take a
dip, falling to 30 per cent. The
Pink Sands is expected to close
between October 3-22.
Initial forecasting for

December shows the Pink
Sands is almost booked solid,
coming in at about a 90 per
cent occupancy level. March
2006 is also expected to be
strong, posting an occupancy
level of 80 plus per cent.
Mr von Merveldt said the
resort has also introduced its
own flight service.
He said that if guests, for
whatever reason, are unable to
make their Bahamasair con-
liection in Nassau, Pink Sands
has a nine-seater and a six-
seater aircraft that will accom-

modate guests for $106 each
Also, in an effort to main-
tain their status as a luxury
resort, Pink Sands is continu-
ously being upgraded, with one
project being completed after
another on a year-round basis.
At present, the resort's walk-
ways are being refurbished, and
one of the larger villas is
expected to undergo renova-
tions in September. Following
the villa renovations, work is
expected to commence on the
According to Mr von

Merveldt, the 29-room resort
has a high repeat business, with
guests tending to book their
vacations well in advance. In
terms of room rates, he said
the luxury resort did not dis-
count its prices and currently
boasts rates of $525 per night.
The strong showing by the
Pink Sands resort was also
being experienced in much of
the islands, with many of the
resort homes full and a typical
slow summer season being
extended much longer because
of growing demand.

The Public is hereby advised that I, RAMARDO EARL
JONES, of Golden Gates #2, P.O. Box N-9947, Nassau,
Bahamas, intend to change my name to RAMARDO EARL
BANNISTER. If there are any objections to this change of
name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the
Chief Passport Officer, RO.Box N-742, Nassau,
later than thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this

STREET, P.O. BOX N-10326, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that
any person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 20TH day of JULY,
2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
RP.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

State Bank of India:

Annual Report 2004 -2005


1W.f~?~i ~i

The President of India,
1. We. the undersigned Auditors of the State Bank
of India, appointed tinder Section 41 (1) of the
State Bank of India Act, 1955. do hereby report
to the Central 'Government upon the Balance Sheet.
Profit & Loss Account and the Cash Flow St.itemient
of the Bank.
2. We have audited the attached Balance Sheet ol lih
State Bank-of India as at 31st March, 200:,,. lh
Profit and Loss Account and the Cash l-o
Statement of the Bank for the year ended un thliat
date annexed thereto. Incorporated in tlh said
financial statements are the accounts of:
(i) The Central Office, fourteen Local Head Offices.
Corporate Accounts Group (Central), Leassing
Strategic Business Unit (SBU) and forty two
Branches audited by us;
(ii) Eight thousand three hundred ninety three
Indian Branches audited by other auditors.
(iii) Twenty three Foreign Branches audited by the
local Auditors; and
(iv) Six hundred sixty seven other Indian Branches,
the unaudited returns of which are certified by
the Branch Managers. These unaudited branches
account for 0.29% of advances, 0.96% of
deposits, 0.16% of interest income and 1.01%
of interest expenses.
These financial statements are the responsibility of
the Bank's Management. Our responsibility is to
express an opinion on these financial statements
based on our audit.
We conducted our audit in accordance wilt the
auditing standards generally accepted itn India.
Those standards require that we plan and perionnr
the audit to obtain reasonable assurance alhoul
whether the financial statements are free of
material misstatement. An audit includes
examining, on a test basis, evidence suppuiting
the amounts and disclosures in the finaiciasl
statements. An audit also includes assessing the
accounting principles used and signi.aliint



eslimatrsi maide by Management,n as well its
evaluating the overall financial statement
presentalion. VWe believe that our ,ultdit provides
a rtasonablh basis for our opilioln.
4. The Bullunc! Shlitjut aid the Profil and loss Account
have hbun drawn iiup illn Fornis 'A' and 'B'
respectively of the Third Schedule to the Banking
Regulation Acl, 1949 and these give information
.. rciiuird ton I, given bli virtue of he provisions
f lIh, Stale Bliank of Inldia t AtI, 1955 aind

13. In m op. ili' ln l i toi [he best iof nur infolill ationll
and ; .nrt 'lin uo the !:p)nalionais ivi;i to uts and
Ir sl ,:(n h iy Jh i k;s of thl ? n1iill. , w,.il]h
parJl |.aph ; ;iovc. we r'.bpIt 1[Ia:
(a) (i) the Balaine Sheet. read with the Principal
Accounting Policies and tlie Notes to
Accounts. is a full and fair Balance Sheet
containing all Ihul necessary paillticulars and
is properly drawn up so as to exhibit a
true and fair view of the affairs of tlihe Bank
as at 31st March 2005(1
(ii) the Profit and L.(oss Account. read with tlihe
Principal Accounlingl Policies aind the Notes
to Accounts, shows a Iiitrue ballaince uf Profit
lor lthe year enidcd oin thai date;: and
(iii) the (ash Flow St.itlementl annexed to the
Balance' Shuel as at 31ast Marchl ;2001 gives
a rtrue and fair view utl lit cash flows
for the yvear. and are in conformitlv with
Ihe A;coounting Ilincipirs geeri'allv
accelchd in lIndia.
lb) wioer wie have caliedf lur any information -
1u1d ,!xplln tinls, sn:lch information and
explii;ilitlttis havir hbeln [livili to us and we
"havo 1lilndl th ll t to h! ;satislfri:lorv:
(c) the trnisactions of lie ,lunk .lhich h ave coic'
to nit ullliter have lbrell wilvhin Ithe powers of
thei lititk, and
(d) UIl rerlrlns; rleceivud frulm tht, offices anld"
]l.alwha; ofl It i eank have ben fou nd adequate
ll Oi wn. [ I)ii Oii of I r ;alldil..

AS ON 311 ST MARCH 2005

lUmasl o'llllllU t
Schedule As on 31.3.2005 As on 31.3.2004
No. (Current Year) (Previous Year)

Capital 1 120,311 120,:386
Reserves & Surplus 2 5,3:12,521 4.507,344
Deposits 3 83,906.167 72.1181,265
Borrowings 4 4.31,5,487 3.072,301
Other Liabilities and Provisions 5 11,:33:3,012 12,702,1922

ToCTAL u15,128i.098 :1,.2184,218

ASSETS Sch edule As on 31.3.2005 As on 3t .3.2004
No. (Cutlrren Year) (Previous Year)


Cash and balances with Reserve Bank of Inlt 38i :142,800 4,355,529
Balances with banks and monev at call :and ,si iilo : 5.1'l. ,13i5 5.t6 1,58
Investments -5.(loi,0tl 12,471,1189
Advances 46.2.2i(2. 15 :,1,.25,:931
Fixed Assets i litli6 G0l5,047
Other Assets .. 04,072 I, 13.864

CTJAI. 1,\ 0.] 2z.098 93.284,218

Contingent Liabilities 12 30.4.37,H:34 2i.5')4,:80
Bills for Collection --- 3,35.252 2,331,74
Principal Accounting Policies 17
Notes to Accounts 18


Schedule Year erled 1t.3.2005 Year tciutld 31 .;11114
No. (Cnirinlt Year) (Previns Y'ear)

uS S iu, S

Interest earned
Other income


1.74 1.285



Interest expended
Operating expenses
Provisions and contingencies


Net Profit for the year
Profit brought forward


Transfer to statutory reserves
Transfer to other reserves
(includes US S 201.62 million to It'lR)
Transfer to proposed dividend
Transfer to Tax on dividkind
Balance carried ovel to 13alance Sl'hol


.1.IO. 1801
84I 1.997

114 I .I.'I 7

084.111) 114.I174



48t0lt .1l

I .li! oI


Basic/Dilutted Earnings ipr Sitom
(Refer Notes to Accounts No. 14)

I. l7

PrinLiipal Accounting Pl i licics 172
Notes to Accounts 18

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at 201 Saffrey Square, Bank Lane, Nassau. I'Ph: 26 2485 Fax: 326-3969 *

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Junior Sports Reporter
throughout the Bahamas are
gearing up for the most
anticipated and distinguished
competition of the year.
The Bahamas Bodybuild-
ing and Fitness Federation
will host its 32nd annual
National Championships on
Saturday July, 30.
These championships,
hosted at the Rain Forest
Theatre in the Radisson
Cable Beach Hotel, will be
the first opportunity of the
year for many bodybuilders
to showcase their skills as
there was no Novice Cham-
pionships this year.
While the Grand Bahama
Bodybuilding Association
and Fitness Championships
officially began the 2005 sea-
son, many of New Provi-
dence's and athletes from
other islands did not attend.
But the nationals should
have. a full slate of competi-
BBFF president Danny
Sumner said they anticipate
one of the more competitive
and exciting championships
in recent memory.
"The federation is very
optimistic about nationals,"
he said. "Based on our trav-
els to different gyms we our
pleased with the athletes
training thus far and expect a
great competition."
Sumner said this year's
nationals will be enhanced
by the cross-section of ath-
letes competing.
"What will be particularly
interesting will be to watch
the novice bodybuilders
compete against the veter-
ans," he said. "The veterans
always come out in top
shape but there a lot of
novices who will be looking
to make their mark this


Bodybuilders will compete
for the.title in seven male
and three female categories.
Fitness athletes will com-
pete in two categories: short
and tall.
Other awards being con-
tested include Best Poser
(male and female), Best
Body Symmetry (female),
Most Muscular (male), Best
Fitness (female) and many
Bodybuilding fans should
expect to see the biggest
names in the sport turning
out in full force for this
Defending overall champi-
ons Jay Darling, Gina Mack-
ey, Aaron Greene, Raymond
Tucker, Paul Wilson, Paula
Riley and a number of oth-
Grand Bahama will also
be well represented with
Dale Wells, Dominique
Wilkinson, Anthony Miller
and many others.
Sumner said a number of
newcomers, particularly
from Grand Bahama will
make definite impacts on
Sumner said fans should
be encouraged to attend the
weigh-ins and pre-judging,
which will be held Saturday
morning at 10am.
"We want as much per-
sons as possible to attend the
pre-judging, a lot of people
don't know that a lot of
excitement happens before
the show at the pre-judging,"
he said.
The main show begins at
Mandatory drug testing
will be enforced after the
championships to the win-
ners and second place finish-
ers in all categories.
Sumner said the federa-
tion has a zero tolerance
policy on drug violations
and athletes who test posi-
tive for banned substances
will be dealt with according-
He also said the federation
will use the nationals as a
Qualifier to select members
of the national teams for the

Central American and
Caribbean Championships in
Aruba, the Women's World
Championships in Spain,
and, hopefully, the World
Championships in Shanghai,
"Immediately following
the championships the feder-
ation will get to work on
naming the national teams
and within a week's time,"
he said. "We want to turn
the team over to the national
coaches as quickly as possi-
This year's nationals are
sponsored by Body Zone
and Vita Malt.

Silver ladies return

from championships


THE Women's Junior
National Volleyball Team
returned home Monday deco-
rated with silver medals and the
second place trophy.
Aniska Rolle, the only recip-
ient of individual trophies, won
awards for "best libero" and
"best defender".
The team left last Tuesday
for Port of Spain, Trinidad to
compete in the 5th Caribbean
Volleyball Championships
(CVC). Also present were
teams from Trinidad and Toba-
go, Jamaica and the Nether-
lands Antilles. Barbados and
US Virgin Islands were sched-
uled to compete but pulled out
at the last minute.
Team Bahamas' journey to
the gold medal round began on
Wednesday night against the
two-time CVC Champions,
Trinidad and Tobago. The
smaller, shorter Bahamian
squad lost in three straight sets
(25-13, 26-24, 25-13) in front of
the noisy Trinidad crowd.
After the game Cheryse
Rolle, captain, admitted that
the team was a little timid after

Second place for

volleyball team

seeing the size of the Trinidadi-
an team. But after the first set,
she said, the team got rid of
their nervous energy. "We had
them in the second set, but we
let them slip away."


Coming off that upsetting
loss, team Bahamas faced
Netherlands Antilles Thursday
night with two goals: To make
up for the loss from the night
before, and to prove that they
were a force to be reckoned
with. The team won in four sets,
achieving both goals.
Head setter Shatia Seymour
said, "After practising hard for
so long, it's good to get some
positive results."
Next on the Bahamas' hit list
was Jamaica. This game would

determine their place in the
competition. The team fell short
losing in a gruelling five setter,
and consequently entered the
playoffs as the third seed. After
the loss, co-captain Theandra
Thompson said, "Jamaica did
not beat us, we beat ourselves.
"After the third set we let our
energy level drop and we made
unforced errors."
Whitney Armbrister, from
Freeport agreed, blaming the
loss on service errors. Together
the team accumulated 15 ser-
vice errors.
Undeterred, the team came
back and got some revenge on
the confident Jamaican team,
beating them in four sets to
advance to the gold medal
Giving up only one set, 23-
25, 25-13, 25-17 and 25-22, the

Bahamas proved that they were
the better team.
The team made history with
this advancement, becoming the
only women's jr. national team
to ever make it to the gold
medal round.
Before the match even start-
ed the teams had begun a
friendly competition of their
own. As the Bahamian squad
geared up for the game in the
locker rooms chanting and
cheering, Trinidad and
Tobago's team was outside their
door shouting cheers and jeers
of their own. Soon it was an all
out war, with both teams shout-
ing out their best cheers.

At the start of the game, the
smiles were put away, and their
place game faces appeared.
Team Bahamas lost after 68
minutes of hard play. Trinidad,
now three-time champions won
in three sets, 25-19, 25-15 and
After winning the silver
medal and her two individual
trophies, Rolle said, "I felt good

about myself." She said she was
confident that she would win
those awards. "Looking at my
competition, I knew there was
no way they could come out on
When asked about the team's
play during the gold medal
game she said: "I think we
could've done better. We went
out there already defeated. We
went out there and looked at
the tall, big girls and we got
scared," she admitted.
"But overall we made our
presence known at the tourna-
ment and we came back with
the silver medal and I'm proud
of that and I'm proud of the
team for representing our coun-
try well."
Only four of the 12 players
will return to the team next
"The team will have to do a
lot of rebuilding because more
than half of the players are
seniors and are not going to be
eligible to play at the next tour-
nament," Rolle said. "But hope-
fully the girls will be able to
defend our silver medal or even
do better and come back with
the gold."

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Alyson all at sea for ISAF

Youth World Championships

Junior Sports Reporter

THE Bahamas is once again making
a return towards prominence on the
international sailing scene due to the
efforts of one up and coming young
Alyson Myers became the first
Bahamian to ever compete at the Inter-
national Sailing Federation (ISAF)
Youth World Championships in Busan,
Korea last week.
In her first international competition,
the 16-year-old student of St. Andrew's
School finished 31st overall in the Laser
Radial fleet.
Laser Radials are standard sailboats
for young sailors who participate in sin-
gle-handed competitive sailing.
The Championships featured over
200 of the world's best young sailors
representing over 46 countries.
Myers, who has been sailing since she
was six-years-old, began sailing com-
petitively at age 11.
A member of the Royal Nassau Sail-
ing Club, she said sailing in the biggest
competition of her career was a difficult,
yet enjoyable, learning experience.
"This was myr first international event
for any kind of boat," she said, "but it
turned out to be a lot of fun and I had a
great time."
Competing against such a vast field in

First Bahamian ever

to compete at event

the Laser Radial division was also a
change of pace for Myers as there are
only six lasers in Nassau, the starting
line of her first race featured over 30
She was funded by the ISAF Athlete
Participation Programme to attend the
Myers displayed her ability to adjust
in a completely new atmosphere and
against the world's best competition.
"The conditions were definitely dif-
ferent from here, the water was much
colder," she said, "Towards the last few
days we got around 15 plus swells due to
the typhoon that hit China, and a lot
of fog so it made it difficult to see and to
Although she began slowly, finishing
in 30th position in her first race and
31st in her second, Myers made key
adjustments and improved her finish
by leaps and bounds in her final three
In her third race she finished 22nd,
and achieved her best placing on day

two with a 20th place finish.
Myers plans to continue competing
in international regattas, with her ulti-
mate goal being to receive a spot the
Bahamas' team for the world's largest
sporting event.
"Hopefully I'll make it to the
Olympic Games, maybe in 2008 or the
following games in 2012," she said,
"That's one of my main goals and I'm
training hard for it."
Her rigid training regime includes
swimming lengthy distances and spend-
ing as much time as possible on her
"The best type of training for me is
going out into the water and spending as
much time in the boat as possible, which
for me is about four times per week at
least," she said. "I never really discov-
ered I was quite good at it, more like I
just really enjoyed it, so I'm just always
out on the water and constantly prac-
Despite her young age, Myers is well
versed in Bahamian sailing history and

said it would be an honour to follow in
the footsteps of Sir. Durward Knowles
and compete in the Olympics.
She said, the first Bahamian Olympic
medallist and sailing legend gave her
sound yet simple advice on how to
He said to just keep sailing as much as
possible," she said. "He told me about
when he sailed in Busan, Korea he
told me about the high seas and heavy
winds, and that's just what it turned out
to be."
Along with Knowles, Myers said she
admires a number of other Bahamian
sailors as well.
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sailors, mainly the ones I always sail
with in Snipes like Robert Dunkley and
Jimmy Low," she said.
. She is currently searching for a spon-
sor to assist her in travelling to other
competitions and further develop her
skills as a world class sailor who com-
petes against the world's best.
"I love sailing against a bunch of oth-
er people," she said, "I've met a lot of
new people and picked up some new
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young sailors like Thomas Phillips, who
also competed at the Championships,
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Bahamas Golf Federation
and the Cable Beach Golf
Course announcing plans for
the R&A Summer Pro-
gramme are pictured above.
From left are Glen Archer,
Southern Division chairman;
K. Ndville Adderley, the
BGF president; Robert
4Sands, vice president, admin-
V istration & external affairs at
Baha Mar, the new owners
of the Cable Beach Golf
Course; Dion Godet, the
junior association president;
Wilfred Horton, the vice
president of the BGF and
Chris Lewis, the leisure man-
ager at Cable Beach.

Bahamas junior golfers

set for a s

igiing time

Senior Sports Reporter
THE Bahamas Golf Federa-
tion's successful junior pro-
gramme will get another shot
in the arm when the Royal &
Ancient Golf Society of St.
Andrew's comes to town to host
a summer golf camp.
Under the sponsorship of the
Cable Beach Resort Golf
Course the Baha Mar Devel-
opment the camp will be held

Senior Sports Reporter

'ROBERTO 'Robbie' McKinney, one of the
talented young coaches in the New Providence
Basketball Association, died of an apparent
heart attack on Friday at the Princess Mar-
garet Hospital.
He was 33.
McKinney, leaves behind his wife, Gail, and
two children, was remembered by many of his
collegiates and players for his tenacity on the
basketball court:
Ricardo Demeritte, a former coach from
Fox Hill, who eventually became president of
the NPBA before he switched to being a ref-
eree, said McKinney will be remembered in the
Fox Hill community.

"I told people that Jesus died at 33 after he
finished his work, so I don't feel bad," said
Demeritte, who felt that McKinney did an
excellent job over the past two decades he
spent coachi'"
"He's made an impact in my life
he got me into coaching. A lot of people don't
know that. But Robbie wasn't able just coach-
ing himself. He tried to help others along the
"He's made an impact on a lot of people's
lives, especially in the Fox Hill community,"
Demeritte stated.
"When a lot of people didn't want to deal
with Park League and coaching the teams in
the NPBA, Robbie went at it, having to deal

Royal & Ancient Golf Society

of St Andrew's comes to town

from August 1-4 from 8.30am
to 1.30pm and in Grand
Bahama from August 5-7 at a
venue to be announced.
Federation president K.

Neville Adderley said the deal
for the camp was confirmed
when they attended the R&A
World Golf 2005 Conference
earlier this year in St. Andrew's,

with his family at the same time."
McKinney, who graduated from St.
Augustine's College, coached the Fox Hill
Saints this year in the NPBA.
Tribune photographer Felipe Major remem-
bered the tenacity that McKinney brought to
the team when he played under him with the
Fox Hill Saints.
"He was my coach with the Bombers, Saints
and the Paradise Fisheries Sharks in division
II," Major recalled. "We were almost the same
age, but that didn't matter.
"He was a great guy. He always tried to
teach you how to play. He used to work us to
death. He said to be the best, you have to work
Major, a point guard on the team, said it
was really a shock when he was told by his sis-
ter ,while he was in New York with the Nation-
al Youth Choir, that McKinney died.
"I just saw him about a week befi-c'e my
mother died (in early July) and he said Fclipe,
how you're doing?' It was really a shock to
Michael Butler, another talented point guard
who played under McKinney, said his coach
.- lfun loving guy" to be around.
.i ,>. always smiling, always happy,"
Butler said. "That's all I could say. He was
like a brother, a friend, a father to most of
them around there.
"A lot of them could tell you that it if wasn't
for him, they don't know where they would be
right now. He had an impact on a lot of peo-
ple's lives."
Two of his coaching collegiates, Perry
Thompson and James Price, had nothing but
fond memories of McKinney.

"This is indeed significant and
historic, given that the R&A,
the governing body for golf
throughout the world, along

Thompson, coach of the Grants Town Tav-
ern and Commonwealth Bank Giants, said it
was unbelievable to hear that McKinney
passed away at such a young age.
"My condolences to his family, who have
to deal with such a tragedy," Thompson stated.
"Roberto reminded me so much of myself, all
of us who were particularly caring so much
about others, more than ourselves.

"He did a remarkable job in terms of trying
to keep the community of Fox Hill alive and
helping out individuals in the basketball world.
I know he made a lot of personal sacrifices to
ensure that the programme was a success,
things that people don't realise at the end of the
McKinney's death will certainly leave a void,
but Thompson said he hope that somebody
will pick up the slack and keep his legacy alive.
"Robbie, as we called him, was a very caring
person," Price reflected.
"I know many times when you saw the
Saints, you saw them all together because he
would bring them in the bus."
Price, the coach of the Real Deal Shockers,
said they didn't have too many matchups on
the court, but he was always impressed with
the way McKinney was able to coach his
On Thursday at 8pm, the community of Fox
Hill plan to gather on the Fox Hill Parade
where they will discuss what sort of
remembrance will be offered for the late McK-

with the USGA, have never
conducted such a programme
within our island nation,"
Adderley revealed.
"Much like the BGF, the
R&A is concern with the devel-
opment of the sport of golf for
the masses and juniors alike."
Adderley further revealed
that Simon Dicksee, one of the
R&A's top instructors, will be
spending ten days in the
Bahamas to assist with the pro-
grammes on the two islands.
Interested golfers are being
urged to register in New Provi-
dence on Friday at 5pm at the
Cable Beach Golf Club.
The fee is $25 for members
and $50 for non-members.

Robert 'Sandy' Sands, the
vice president for administra-
tion & external affairs, said,
while Baha Mar will undergo a
new change from Radisson to
the Cable Beach Golf Course
for the new facility, they have a
special interest in the further
development of the young
golfers to carry on the game.
"This golf course has been
kl vn as the home of tbh* iunior
go, progranui-; in the Bahamas
and our agreement to be a spon-
sor of this camp, is predicative
of our commitment to the junior
development programme in the
Chris Lewis, leisure manag-
er at the Golf Course and sec-
retary of the revised Bahamas
Professional Golf Association,
said they want to do their part
to help in the further develop-
ment of junior golf in the coun-

"We enjoy seeing them out
here on, a weekly basis, as far
as their programme goes," he
said, "and this special camp that
they are going to put on, will
only help to foster a better
knowledge and information in
the develop of the kids as far
as getting them to the next lev-
The next level, according to
Lewis, a native from Grand
Bahama, is for them to either
enter the professional ranks or
get involved in the business side
of the game.
"Golf itself is becoming an
industry and we want to be able
to advise, teach and nature
them into the other avenues
that they can get into golf," he
"As far as not just being able
to play the game well, but being
able to know and understand
the business of golf.
"So here at Cable Beach, we
want to really do our part to
nature the Bahamian junior
golfers and further nature our
plan as professional golfers here
in the Bahamas."
Glen Archer, the chairman
of the Southern Division of the
BGF, said eventually they want
to reach the level of a first tee
programme that currently exists
in the United States so that
everybody can see the
junior golfers in their premier
"Moving in that direction, if
we can get it into the schools,
we can take it to an even
higher level," Archer suggest-
Junior Golf Association chair-
man Dion Godet said while
there are a good contingent of
young golfers who are interest-
ed in being a part of the sport,
they're not going to rest on their
Godet said Scott Macdougall,
a member of the Caribbean
Amateur Golf Championship
team, turned in a stellar perfor-
mance at the Junior Caribbean

Tb& Tri.b-

.coffegillates and players pay tribute to

tho late Roberto 'Robbie' McKinn'ey





JULY 27, 2005

PLAYWRIGHT, poet and author Telcine Turner-Rolle has just released Play Me, a collection of one-act plays.

(Photo: Heino Schmid)

Telcine's dramatic journey to

becoming accomplished writer


TELCINE Turner-Rolle's
love of language is unquestion-
able. Just read her plays, poetry
and prose.
Her decades-long career as a
playwright, poet and educator
has spawned a range of works
that have captured awards,
entertained and educated chil-
dren and adults alike, and
delighted readers and theatre-
goers who were lucky enough
to experience Turner-Rolle's
way with words.
"I am restless when I am not
writing," says the 60-year-old
Turner-Rolle. "I feel badly
when I am not writing."
Her newly-released publica-
tion, Play Me, a collection of
one-act plays, along with pro-,
viding a glimpse into Turner-
Rolle's earlier days as a writer
also shows her proficient han-
dling of words. (See page 3 for
review of Play Me).
That mastery, nurtured by
her own experiences and love
of language, has earned Turner-
Rolle a list of accomplishments
that is not only long, but hard
As she racked up achieve-
ments, along the way she would
have to overcome poverty, per-
ceived "prejudices" in the local
theatre community and a stroke
shortly after the birth of her
son, which changed her life for-
Her humble background
meant she had to depend on
scholarships to attend private
school and university, in addi-
tion to working summers and
in between degrees.
For her undergraduate
degree in English (honours) and
a post graduate certificate of

Playwright, poet and educator

releases collection of one-act plays

education she attended the Uni-
versity of the West Indies; and
for her master's in directing she
attended the noted Northwest-
ern University in Chicago.
Turner-Rolle can't quite
remember exactly when she
first started writing, but vividly
recalls that her hunger for the
written word started at an early
age. As a young girl she
devoured any book she could
get her hands on,
"I was sickly and sometimes I
missed a lot of school so I read
a lot Nancy Drew, Hardy
Boys, westerns, mysteries, and
as a teenager Mills and Boons
romances," she told The Arts in
an interview.


Her first works to grab atten-
tion were written as a young
teenager of 14 or 15, when she
won the Friends of the
Bahamas Travel Club's essay
competition two years running.
The Club, made up of a group
of expatriates, would show a
film, usually about a far off
place, and local school children
would be invited to a viewing
and then asked to write an essay
on what they saw. Turner-Rolle
won for her essays on Russia
and the World's Greatest Reli-
But her first published work

was in 1961, Turner-Rolle
recalls, when she "reviewed" an
oil painting by Edison Godfrey
Rolle, "The Fifth Drink", now
hanging in the National Art
Gallery as part of its National
Collection. At the time Turn-
er-Rolle was attending South-
ern Senior High School.
From there she would secure
a scholarship to attend Queen's
College, where she stayed for a
short time, and then the Gov-
ernment High School.
During high school she
worked summers to make mon-
ey to purchase school supplies.
And in between high school and
university, Turner-Rolle
worked as an assistant teacher
in the public school system,
which marked the beginning of
a teaching career that would
span more than three decades.
Her career as an educator
began when she reti ned home
to Nassau in 1970, &-' com-
pleting her bachelor's aiL- post
graduate certificate at UWI.
Turner-Rolle ber, fulfil her
bond commitmcn ,o govern-
ment, first working at A F
Adderley and Government high
schools, and then at the
Bahamas Training College.
It was around this time that
she also got her first taste of
The production was the
"Amen Corner" put on by the
Drama Circle, says Turner-

Rolle. It was her first experi-
ence with live theatre and she
immediately signed up.
"That was a wonderful time,"
recalls Turner-Rolle.
For the first couple of years
she worked behind the scenes
with the Drama Circle, and then
in 1972 became vice-president
of the theatre group. That same
year, Turner-Rolle was recog-
nised for her contribution to a
drama characterisation for two
- and she hasn't looked back


Based on that experience,
Turner-Rolle's appetite for the-
atre increased. She sought
advice from a University of
Miami professor who suggest-
ed that she apply to Northwest-
ern University.
She was successful.
By 1973 she had received her
master's in directing and had
the opportunity to continue her
studies, but Turner-Rolle
turned down the fellowship
because of her bond to govern-
ment and she wanted to help
her sister take care of their
The years that would follow
would prove to be very busy,
and life-changing, for Turner-
She married James Rolle in

June of 1974, and the following
year she gave birth to their son.
But a month after their son was
born, Turner-Rolle suffered a
She recalls that the year she
was pregnant 1975 was a
very busy one, and believes that
stress may have had something
to do with her illness.
In 1975, Turner-Rolle, who
was head of the English Depart-
ment of the Bahamas Training
College at the -time, was
approached by Macmillan Pub-
lishers which picked up her first
collection of rhymes and repe-
tition for children Song of the
Also during that year, Turn-
er-Rolle was encouraged to sub-
mit her work "Woman Take
Two" to a regional playwriting
competition. The play, which
she describes as "more like a
novel", is drawn from some of
her life experiences growing up
on Market Street, next to a the-
atre that she could not afford
to attend.
Turner-Rolle sold peanuts in
front of that theatre to help her
family with expenses, and only
when the bouncer would allow
neighbourhood children a peek
in during the last 45 minutes of
the film would she be able to
indulge in the drama that would
eventually become such a major
part of her life.
She wrote "Woman Take

Two" as part of an independent
study for her master's at North-
western. "I remember, I started
writing something that was
based in the (United) States,
but I realised that I only had a
year's experience in the US and
I couldn't write confidently
about that subject," says Turn-
er-Rolle. "So I decided to write
about growing up near the Paul
Meeres theatre, in a slum."
"Woman Take Two" would
go on to win the UWI 50th
Anniversary playwriting con-
"All of my good fortune as a
writer has come through for-
eigners," says Turner-Rolle,
who feels that the Dundas, in
its hey-day, was not as welcom-
ing as it could have been.
"Woman Take Two" would
eventually be published by
Macmillan in 1994, and was
brought to the Dundas' stage
in 1995 by director David Bur-
In 1976, after her stroke and a
less than stimulating post as
education officer in English,
Turner-Rolle, joined the
Humanities Department at the
new College of the Bahamas.
She lectured there from 1977-
79. After a year abroad in Cana-
da with her husband and son,
Turner-Rolle returned to COB,
but her last five years at the col-
lege were "bleak", she says.
She retired early from the col-
lege in 1993 and worked for a
short time at the Bahamas Bap-
tist College.
In 1986 Macmillan picked up
Turner-Rolle's compilation of
student creative writings Once
BeloW a Time and Climbing
Clouds, which was also illus-
SEE page two



Silent auction as part

of special fundraiser
NOTED Bahamian artist Antonius Roberts is pictured standing next to one of his signature
wood pieces, the sale of which will be donated to the Brent Malone Artist in Residence
Fund. The sculpture is being sold by silent auction this week as part of a special fundraising
effort that also marks the opening of the first stand-alone Bally store in the Bahamas.
The Solomon's Mines store on Bay Street opened on Monday, July 25 and also features the
sale of a limited edition handbag. Profits from the sale of the bag will benefit the artist in.res-
idence fund and the New York-based Rainforest Foundation. The fund will allow a.Bahami-
an artist to work in-studio for one year, and stage an exhibition at the National Art Gallery at
the end of the residency.
Roberts has also donated $2,000 of his own money to the fund that was established last year
after the sudden death of Malone. The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas is managing the
The sculpture is on display at the Bally store on Bay Street at the Prince George Plaza.

FROM page one

trated by her husband, James Rolle.
Perhaps it was her simple beginnings
that instilled a great sense of appreciation
and allowed her to overcome hurdles -
big and small.
One of those small hurdles, which she
encountered as a newspaper editor at
UWI, shows her ingenuity and love for
her craft.
When faced with a blank page to fill
and a fast approaching deadline, Turner-
Rolle wrote her first short story, Fete.
Again, Turner would draw from her per-
sonal experiences to write the tale of a
shy girl's night out.
And she wrote that story right on the
Just like Fete, the three one-act plays in
Play Me all have their own story.
A Cross for Easter is based on Family
Island folklore that Turner-Rolle adapted
while teaching at the Bahamas Training
College. She learned of the tale from one
of her students as part of a research assign-
ment. (It was eventually performed by
'the St Agnes Parish Drama Club).
Sunday Funday was written in 1984
when Father William Thompson asked
Turner-Rolle to put together a produc-
tion for the Sunday School students. The
end result was a collection of improvisa-

tions and ideas from the students.
Master Thief, also based on Bahamian
folklore, was originally written for radio
and was submitted for a BBC competi-
tion, but Turner-Rolle's work had one too
many characters to qualify as an entry.
When the opportunity to publish the
three plays presented itself in 2002, Turn-
er-Rolle responded.
She re-wrote the three plays in six
weeks, and in the process lost five pounds,
and lots of sleep to make the publication
With her most recent accomplishment
behind her (she's published three plays
and numerous stories and poems in
anthologies), Turner-Rolle is now working
on reading the latest Harry Potter instal-
ment. She is also working on re-writing
her play Rushin', based on an old reli-
gious tradition.
"I am not really interested in the novel,
I've always liked drama," says Turner-
Rolle. "It's more in my nature. I grew up
next to a movie theatre. It's a part of me."
Although accomplished in what is con-
sidered the very "academic" subject, of
English, Turner-Rolle says that she
does not consider herself an "intellectual".
"I am too grassroots for that," she says.

arts brief

Lillian Blades will be the featured artist in
the latest installment of the National Art
Gallery's "Artist Talk" series. Blades, a
Bahamian artist working abroad, will deliver
a presentation on her career and art work on
Tuesday, August 9, 7.30pm at the gallery on
West and West Hill Sts.
Blades has recently completed an installa-
tion of a monumental piece for the Fulton
Country Library in Atlanta, Georgia.
Wide Angle at the National Art Gallery
features Dirty Pretty Things on Thursday,
August 11 at 7.45pm. This riveting thriller
provides an unsettling portriat of life among
the British underclass of immigrant service
Disscuants following the screening include
John Cox of the National Art Gallery of the
Bahamas and Matthew Kelly of Track Road
This film is brought to you by the NAGB in
collaboration with the School of English Stud-
ies at COB. It is not suitable for children.
Admission is free. Refreshments will be on
The National Collection @ the National
Art Gallery of the Bahamas, an exhibition

TRACK Road Theatre is
happy to announce that its
second annual children's dra-
ma camp, Drama Rama, is
again culminating with a live
performance to which the
public is invited. The show,
"Once Upon A Time -
Bahamian Style" is going to
be held on Thursday July 28
at 6.30pm at St. Mary's Hall
on the campus of St
Augustine's College.
This year's camp is again
coordinated by Demetra
Rolle, a founding member of
Track Road Theatre.
All July the camp has
played host to 26 children
ages 5 to 13 years old.
According to Mrs Rolle, who
is a Spanish teacher at Doris
Johnson School and coordi-
nates the Drama Club there,
this year's Drama Rama kids
are a "very good, talented
group. It's been a pleasure
seeing them grow and learn
about theatre."
Nineteen of the 26 children
have attended the camp on
scholarship, a fact that Mrs.
Rolle and her assistant, fel-
low Track Road founding
member, Sophia Smith, are
very proud of.

that takes the viewer on a journey through
the history of fine art in the Bahamas.
It features signature pieces from the nation-
al collection, including recent acquisitions
by Blue Curry, Antonius Roberts and Dionne
Benjamin-Smith. Call 328-5800 to book
Past, Present and Personal: The Dawn
Davies Collection @ the National Art Gallery
of the Bahamas, Villa Doyle, West and West
,Hill Streets.
The exhibition is part of the NAGB's Col-
lector's Series. Call 328-5800 to book tours.
The Awakening Landscape: The Nassau
Watercolours of Gaspard Le Marchand Tup-
per, from the collection of Orjan and Aman-
da Lindroth @ the National Art Gallery of
the Bahamas.
The mid-nineteenth century paintings that
make up the exhibition are part of one of the
earliest suites of paintings of Nassau and its
Tupper was a British military officer sta-
tioned at Fort Charlotte in the 1850s. The
works show a pre-modern Bahamas through
the decidedly British medium of watercolour.
Call 328-5800 to book tours.

Annual children's

drama camp

The camp, which the Col-
lege of the Bahamas has gra-
ciously allowed to be held on
its campus for the second
year running, has received
sponsorship from the Min-
istry of Youth, the National
Endowment for the
Performing Arts, Seed and
Sower Ministries, and the
Cable Bahamas Cares Foun-
Members of the public
may have seen the highlights
of last year's camp on Cable
12 last month. The pro-
gramme featured scenes
from the camp's final show
"Old Story, New Story." It
included Bahamian poetry
and original skits addressing
drug abuse, teen pregnancy,
and materialism.
This year's show "One
Upon A Time Bahamian
Style" offers a number of
original Bahamian adapta-

tions to popular fairy tales.
Audiences can expect clever
adaptations by such Track
Road writers as Deon Simms
and Clarence Rolle of popu-
lar fairy tales like Beauty and
the Beast, Cinderella, and
The Little Red Hen.
Parents hoping to find
some wholesome entertain-
ment for their kids should
take advantage of this week's
show, which promises to be
very entertaining.
The original dramatic
pieces from both kid's camps
are going to be published in a
book made possible by the
Prince Claus Fund of The
Netherlands, which gave
Track Road a grant for
10,000 euros.
"Once Upon a Time -
Bahamian Style," takes place
Thursday July 28 at 6.30pm
at St Mary's Hall. Tickets are


Once Upon a' Time.

Bahamian style





steals the

ow in plays collection

Play Me
AN INTRIGUING name for a col-
lection of one-act plays by Telcine
Turner-Rolle. Is it a dare, a plea?
Whatever the title suggests the three
plays show Turner-Rolle in the early
years of her craft.
Two of the three plays are con-
nected to the church. A Cross for
Easter is set in the early 1970s, 1972 as
the opening scene states, at noon on
Holy Thursday. The story is about a
cross that goes missing and how the
last person to be seen in the church,
Hubert the courteous but simple car-
penter, becomes the unlikely suspect
for the disappearance of the gold plat-
ed cross which is essential for the
Easter services.
In four relatively brief scenes the
case of the missing cross and a subplot
centred on a broken window that
involves the vacuous hairdresser
Veesa Gaitor (beautician with pre-
tensions) and Effie Mae Small's
(mother, meddler and fault-finder)
son Junior, find resolution.

Understandably the two women
provide the play's spark and would
have eclipsed the mystery of the miss-
ing cross if not for a phone call in the
midst of their heated exchange which
brings us back to the missing cross.
Who stole the cross? You won't find
the answer here.

Master Thief is the most enjoyable
play, for this reader at least. Turner-
Rolle has adapted an original radio
play, Jack and The King, for the
Described as a Euro-Bahamian folk
tale, the play gets its satisfaction not
in evil triumphing over good but in
the peasant besting his betters or
working class giving the upper class
their come uppance.
In Master Thief a cobbler's son Jack

Crosbin decides that he will not con-
tinue in the family business, to the
chagrin of his father Currie. Instead
he will do something about the King's
oppressive taxes and his chief collec-
tor Patches Quiltum.
Although the father neither
approves nor can he fathom his son's
choice he nonetheless appreciates that
his son has what it takes to be suc-
cessful at his chosen craft stealing.
Perhaps Jack Crosbin's career
choice is not as odious because it tar-
gets King Reynault's oppressive tax-
ation of his poor struggling subjects.
Jack shows his mettle when he takes
on the King who deluded by his status
thinks no plebeian could outwit him.
And as is often the case with the
King Reynaults of this world he
stakes his very throne as the prize if
Jack could steal the wedding band
from his wife's finger and Jack, who

believes there was nothing he could
not steal, accepts and wins the chal-
There is something satisfying and
entertaining about this story in a way
the other two plays are not.
Finally, Sunday Funday, which
according to the Acknowledgments
page was first performed in 1984
evolved through six weeks of impro-
visations by New Providence Angli-
can Diocesan Sunday Schools, is
about a loss and redemption.

Hezekiah Pratt spends his down
time in a ratbat haze while his wife,
Suzie the mother of his eight chil-
dren, depends on her friend Isabel
Moss to help her through her whirl-
And for the two women it is Sun-
day afternoon when the children are
at Sunday school and Kiah is out of
the house. The two friends play 21
formoney and enjoy sharing a little
The tragedy comes in the form of a

phone call. One of her daughters who
should have been in Sunday school
class was instead on the road in bro-
ken heap.
She dies and the tragedy snaps Kiah
out of his haze.
Master Thief has weathered the pas-
sage of time much better than either
Sunday Funday or A Cross for Easter.
First readings like first impressions
are important. On the first reading A
Cross for Easter gave the feeling of
not moving as smoothly as it could
have, like the jerkiness associated
with driving a manual transmission.
Sunday Funday has a different
dynamic and shows greater fluidity
in language and the exchanges
between the characters particularly
in the theatre scene are ihore organ-
ic and shows Turner-Rolle's evolving
mastery of her craft.
Master Thief is a great tale that tells
itself and Turner-Rolle's pacing keeps
the story moving along to its delight-
ful end.

Play Me is available
in local bookstores.

Directed by Gloria Turn-
er-McGlone, four members
of the Freeport Players'
Guild took on the whopping
task of tackling a 20-scene,
40-character musical. But the
stars, Eddie Llambias, Joan-
na Llambias, Robert Jen-
nings and Dalia Feldman,
did it successfully, switching
roles with as much ease as a
would-be seductress slips
into something more com-,
The show, based on Joe
Di Pietro's book and lyrics
and Jimmy Roberts' music,
begins and ends with robe-
clad speakers who recall
Adam and Eve's creation-
time love story. Between
that is sandwiched a rollick-
ing, singing, dancing trek
through first-date faking and
fronting, what really goes on
in women's heads when bor-
ing men are blathering on,
and a host of other glimpses
into what we already know
goes on; insecurity, repeat-
ed humiliation, and several
hopeful stabs in the dark in
an attempt to find a halfway
decent life partner.
Indeed, there was some-
thing for all to relate to; the
Cantata For A First Date
that features the whole cast
belting out "we got baggage,
emotional baggage!" or Sex
and the Married Couple, in
which Mr and Mrs Llambias
play a married couple intent
on a (rare) romantic evening
that's continually postponed
by laundry that needs fabric
softener added to it and
shrieking kids who just won't
go to sleep. Then there was
Satisfaction Guaranteed,
which suggests that the

In Men Who Talk and the
Women Who Pretend
They're Listening, the cast
plays a pair of dull but ego-
tistical golf-playing, car-lov-
ing, mind-numbing bores,
and their unfortunate dates,
who feign interest while
turning to the audience to
sing "I'm lying!", and lament
'Standards, I used to have
some standards!' Then fol-
lows a song many ladies can
relate to: Mrs Llambias and
Ms Feldman break out into
'Single Man Drought.'
In addition to the hilari-
ous lyrics (and large dosage
of truth in most of the sce-
narios), the show did have
its share of genuinely touch-
ing moments, like The Very
First Dating Video of Rose
Ritz, in which Ms Feldman
plays a recently divorced
middle-aged woman who
shares her insecurities about
reentering the love scene.
And then there was Funerals
Are For Dating.

While most of the show
(rightfully) ribs the ridicu-
lousness of relationships, this
scene featured a touching
moment; here, the Llambias,
a real-life husband-and-wife
team, beautifully shed their
previous younger characters
to play a rickety old widow-
er and a prim widow who
meet up at the funeral for
some peer they don't know,
and agree to give dating a
late-in-life shot despite their
For its rollicking-good fun-
poking at love, the show left
the pleasant taste of laughter
in the mouth, and the pleas-
ing aura of talent in the air.
With actors and singers who
flawlessly found their way
into scores of different char-
acters, the show provided the
chance to do take a rare
approach to the often-
annoying realms of single,
committed, and married
relationships; sit back,
acknowledge the truth, and
simply laugh.

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Fantasia Barrino Live in Concert, the 2004 American
Idol winner will appear on Friday, July 29 @ Wyndham
Crystal Palace Ballroom. Admission: $40 (general admis-
sion), $50 (VIP). Time: 7pm with an 8pm showtime.
Tickets on sale @ all Papa John's locations, and Church's
Chicken, Harbour Bay.

Survival of the Illest Boat Cruise, Friday, July 29, on
board The Calypso 1. Boat leaves Woodges Rodgers
Wharf @ 8:30pm, boarding- time: 7:30pm. Admission:
$15. After Party on Saturday, July 30 @ Pirates of Nassau.
Admission: $15 w/ one free drinik. Free JELLO shots
available. Featuring music by Gummie Bear Entertain-
ment and Extra Large, special guest, DJ Twista. Securi-
ty by Knights of the Round Table will be strictly enforced.

Heineken Rituals 5: Emancipate Yourself, Saturday, July
30 @ Fort Charlotte. Dress code: aqua, gold and black
(Bahamian flag colours). Admission: $20 (in advance), $25
(day of the event). Doors open at 8pm. Tickets avail-
able at Airbrush Junkies, and Juke Box at the Mall at
Marathon; The Seventeen Shop and Adam & Eve, all

Party Central Unit (PCU) Coperate Cruise aboard the
Sea Link, Saturday, July 30. Featuring music by DJ AI.
Boat leaves Potters Cay Dock, boarding time 8pm.
Admission: $20 (VIP, includes free appetizers and free
shots all night), $15 (general admission). There will be
prizes and surprises. Tickets available at The Hit Spot,
Airbrush Junkies and Miller's Auto. For more informa-
tion call 364-5803 or 454-7597.

One Love: Together We Stand/ Divided We Fall, Satur-
day, July 30 @ the Warehouse Nightclub. Doors open @
9pm. Tickets: $15 available at Alpha Sounds, $20 @ the
'd66r. Dress to impress. Security will be strictly enforced.
Music by Alpha Sounds DJs, Selector Ty alongside DJ
Extra Large.

Hypnotist Denny Moore appears at Jokers Wild Come-
dy Club (Atlantis Hotel), from July 19-31. Admission: $25.
Doors open at 9pm, showtime 9:30pm. For more than 30
years, Denny Moore has been mystifying and entertain-
ing audiences with his ESP and hypnosis shows. His
.unusual exploits have been publicized in newspapers and
magazines across the United States. Step into the world
of this highly entertaining and most fascinating individual.
For more information call 363-2000 ext. 64002.

Gospel Hip Hop Fest 2005, Friday, August 5 @ The
Diplomat Centre, Carmichael Road. Time: 7:30pm. Spe-
cial performances by Monty G and B B Jay. Admission:
$10 (in advance), $12 (at the door). Tickets available at
The Juke Box; Oasis Music Centre; Faith Life Book &
Music; Logos Bookstore; Wilshire's Enterpries; and
,Bucks Gospel.

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

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

Drink specials all night long, including karaoke warm-up Sunday, 7pm 10pm @ Hurricane Hole on Paradise
drink to get you started. Party from 8pm-until. Island.

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

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

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

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

Fantasy Fridays @ Fluid Lounge, featuring late '80s music
in the VIP Lounge, Top of the Charts in the Main
Lounge, neon lights and Go Go dancers. Glow sticks for
all in before midnight. Admission: Ladies free before
llpm, $15 after; Guys $20 all night.

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

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

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

Exotic Saturdays @ Fridays Soon Come starts with 3 for
$10 drink specials. Admission: $10 before midnight and Sweet Sunday Chill Out Soiree Lounge, every Sunday,
$15 after. Ladies free before lipm. 4pm-midnight @ Patio Grille, British Colonial Hotel.

Rave Saturdays @ Club Eclipse. DJ Scoobz spinning the Wet Sundays, every Sunday, noon-midnight @ Crystal
best in Old Skool. Admission $35, all inclusive food and Cay Beach. Admission $10, ladies free.
Carib Scene @ Club Fluid every Sunday. A night of
Fever @ Bahama Boom, Elizabeth St, downtown, every Caribbean, Latin and Reggae flavours for all audiences.
Friday night. Admission $10 before midnight. First 50 Latin Flair in the VIP Lounge; Old School Reggae and
women get free champagne. First 50 men get a free Grey- Soca in the Main Lounge. Ladies in free before 11pm. $10
cliff cigar. Dress to impress. For VIP reservations call 356- after 11pm. Men, $15 cover charge,
TooLooSe @ Indigo Restaurant on West Bay St and
Mellow Moods every Sunday @ Fluid Lounge and Night- Skyline Drive. Singer/songwriter Steven Holden per-
club, Bay St, featuring hits from yesterday old school forms solo with special guests on Thursday from 9pm -
reggae and rockers downstairs, and golden oldies upstairs. midnight.
Admission: Free. Doors open 9pm.
The Graham Holden Deal @ The Green Parrot....David
Karaoke Music Mondaze @ Topshotters Sports Bar. Graham, Steve Holden, Tim Deal and Friends perform

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

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

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

B':i The Arts

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

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

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

of the Bahamas. The mid-nineteenth century paintings
that make up the exhibition are part of one of the earli-
est suites of paintings of Nassau and its environs. Tupper
was a British military officer stationed at Fort Charlotte
in the 1850s. The works show a pre-modern Bahamas
through the decidely British medium of watercolour.
Call 328-5800 to book tours. This exhibition closes August


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

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

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

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

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

Civic Clubs : !4L0

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

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

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

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

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

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

The National Collection @ the National Art Gallery of Nassau Bahamas Koinonia meets every second Friday of
the Bahamas, an exhibition that takes the viewer on a each month, 7.30pm at Emmaus Centre at St Augustine's
journey through the history of fine art in the Bahamas. It Monestary. For more info call 325-1947 after 4pm.
features signature pieces from the national collection,
including recent acquisitions by Blue Curry, Antonius International Association of Administrative Profession-
Roberts and Dionne Benjamin-Smith. Call 328-5800 to als, Bahamas Chapter meets the third Thursday of every
book tours. This exhibition closes February 28, 2006. month @ Superclubs Breezes, Cable Beach, 6pm.

Past, Present and Personal: The Dawn Davies Collection AMISTAD, a Spanish club meets the third Friday of
@ the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, Villa Doyle, the month at COB's Tourism Training Centre at 7pm in
West and West Hill Streets. The exhibition is part of the Room 144 during the academic year. The group pro-
NAGB's Collector's Series. Call 328-5800 to book tours, motes the Spanish language and culture in the community.
This exhibition closes August 31, 2005.

The Awakening Landscape: The Nassau Watercolours of
Gaspard Le Marchand Tupper, from the collection of Send all your civic and social events to The Tribune via
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DefJam, Atlantic Records

looking for new talent

Tribune Feature Writer

Talented Bahami-
an singers and
rappers will have
an opportunity to
be signed to pop-
ular international labels, like
Def Jam Records and Atlantic
Records, on August 13 at the
grand finale of the Bahamian
Star Search.
Corraine Smith, former Tex-
aco spokesperson, who is the
coordinator of the event where
the gas company is one of its
sponsors, produced the search
after contacts from both
recording companies men-
tioned that they were looking
for new talent.
And after watching the latest
American Idol season, she "fig-
ured" that the Bahamas need-
ed to expose some of its talent
in the same way.
Last week Saturday, 23
singers and rappers (some
soloists, some groups) turned
out to the Exuma Room of the
Hilton.Hotel where judges -
Ternielle Burrows (Ta. Da),
CEO of Sanctigroove Produc-
tion Company; Zoltan Johnson
of Ocean Music Studios; and
Shanna Henfield, a music stu-
dent, met in a closed forum
with each contestant as they
tried to show-off what they had
to offer.
A 21-year-old rapper, who
goes by the name Kemist, was
one of those contestants who
tried to impress the judges with
his original song, 'I'm Lean-
ing", which he describes as a
"real gangsta" song. It is a song
that depicts his coming to grips
with life in the ghetto (in Flori-
da), and "movin' up" into a
better life.
Kemist, whose sound can be
likened to a cross between

1 Let Mvie Iola You

gangsta rapper 50 Cent and a
more toned down Jay-Z, began
rapping 10 years ago when he
moved to the US for school.
He got "deep" into the music
industry after getting involved
with a hip-hop group called
"CG" of Hellapight Records
based in Hollywood, Florida.
But he has enjoyed solo record
deals with Maximillian Records
out of Orlando, Florida,. and
Tommy Records out of New
Kemist, who is also a part of
a musical family, the son of
Freeport's Patrick Moncur
from the Gospel Jordaniers,
says that as far as the Bahami-
an Star Search goes, it's an
opportunity for him to get that
big distribution break.
"I've been with three record
labels, so I have some experi-
ence in the music industry. But
with the labels (Def Jam and
Atlantic Records) being there,
it's a chance for me to get that
big distribution company
behind me, that big distribu-
tion break,'' he tells Tribune
For a 19-year old singer,
Neville Wilson, the prospect of
being signed to either of these
labels is one that comes with
mixed emotions. "I want to get
excited," he tells Tribune
Entertainment, "but at the
same time I am cautious. When
you go into the music industry,
people want something from
you, so some people in the
industry can mess you up.
"I know couple people who
got messed up," he adds.
But if that opportunity
comes, and he catches the ear
of label representatives, Neville
says that he won't be letting it
pass. "If that opportunity
comes, then it's my opportuni-
ty, one that the Father gave me
and I ain't gonna let that go."

Bow wow T/umarion

Neville says that he prefers
to think of his sound as
"unique", as opposed to mak-
ing comparisons of himself and
other well-known artists.
Though Neville has entered
the competition as a singer he
also has a talent to rap. And
those rapping skills are being
featured on an upcoming solo
album by fellow artist, AC.
Both artists are part of a local
group of singers and rappers
called Diamond Sound.
Most of his music is R&B
and love tunes that he labels
"reality songs", with lyrics that
share issues that "real" people
face in relationships.

But he has also been on the
local music scene as part of a
two-man rapper-singer duo,
Boys in Da Hood. Neville was
the singer in the group.
This coming Saturday, all 23
contestants will return to the
Hilton this time to the Abaco
Room to see who will
advance to the finals on August
13. Persons who are interested
in trying out can fill out an
application at the hotel at 4pm.
They should be prepared to
perform for the judges on the
spot. All genres of music are
Saturday will be the final
opportunity for artists to get


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involved as judges will subse-
quently meet to narrow the
contestants down to three of
the best singers and three of
the best rappers.
Those six. contestants will
compete at the major showcase
on Saturday, August 13 at the
Joe Farrington Road Audito-
The three preliminary judges
will also be joined by a guest
judge from each label, who will
decide an overall winner in the
rap category and an overall,,
winner in the singing category.
Both winners will receive
$1,000. The labels do not guar-
antee winners a record deal,

but scouts will make their deci-
sion based upon what the con-
testants have to offer.
Rick Rubin and Russell Sim-
mons managed several pioneer
hip-hop acts, including Run-
DMC, through their Rush
Management agency, and in
1984 they set up their own Def
Jam label; shortly thereafter,,
Columbia Records made a deal
with the label and became its
distributor. Def Jam's first suc-
cess was LL Cool J, a soft-spo-
ken "love" rapper.
Now headed by retired rap-
per, Jay-Z, Def Jam Records
continues to enjoy success.
Rihanna, its newest act is gain-

ing popularity with her dance-
inspired single, "Pon De
Replay". She joins successful
artists like Joe Budden,
Ludacris, Beanie Sigel, Comp,
DMX, Ghostface and Juelz
Santana, Method Man, NORE,
Ne-Yo, Redman, Rihanna,
Shyne and Slick Rick who are
also with this label.
When it comes to Atlantic
Records, not just one sound
will do. The company was
founded as a jazz label in 1947,
turned to rhythm and blues in
the 1950s, and became cele-
brated as the home of soul stars
such as Otis Redding and
Aretha Franklin in the 1.960s.
Then harvested some of the
best of the 1960s and 1970s
rock and roll acts, from Buffa-
lo Springfield to Led Zeppelin.
Even today, the distinctive red-
and-black label of Atlantic
stands out among the many
nameplates of the giant WEA
empire. (The WEA family of
labels, which, includes Atlantic,
Warner; Bros. andeElektra, is
6owed':By~,AOL 'Tih Wier.
'th cofpdoadte pareht'of CNN.),-
Artists like Brandy, Match-
box Twenty and Fat Joe have
called Atlantic Records home.
Ms Smith is confident that
though these labels will not
guarantee any record deals,
they will be impressed by the
Bahamian talent.
She tells Tribune Entertain-
ment: "We have a lot of talent
in the Bahamas but it's shel-
tered because of lack of
resources and lack of network-
"Some of our talent is above
and beyond what these inter-
national artists have to offer,
so I think it's time that we
recognise who we are and let
people know that the Bahamas
is more than sun, sand and

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Starring: Ewan McGregor,
Scarlett Johansson


THE sepia-tinted world
of director Michael Bay -
a world of mirrored sun-
glasses, screeching tyres
and shiny, black heli-
copters has always
polarised audiences.
No one can deny the
box office success of such
modern "classics" as Bay
Boys I & II, Pear Har-
bour and Armageddon -
but a high cheese factor
,and a dated eighties,look
blis _Ke hisl i O'
mqyie,s seriusy...


That might change with
The Island a film with
all the Bay hallmarks, but
plenty of clever ideas hid-
ing just under the surface.
Ewan McGregor is Lin-
coln Six-Echo (don't
laugh), a resident of a
futuristic, self-contained
environment, where the
population are told they
are survivors of a contam-
ination catastrophe which
has all but destroyed the
outside world.
The residents of this
dubious utopia take part
in weekly lottery to see
which of them will leave.
to live on "the island" -
the "last uncontaminated
spot in the world".


But Lincoln Six Echo is
suspicious of his sur-
roundings and, just as his
close friend Jordan Two-
Delta (Johansson) is
selected to leave for the
island, he finds out the
awful truth.
An intriguing first half,
which borrows heavily
from seventies sci-fi dra-
ma Logan's Rtin, soon
gives way to an action
packed hour of explo-
sions, car chases and nifty
flying bikes.
But to dismiss The
Island as purely an action
picture would be unfair.
There is some sharp dia-
logue, witty perfor-
mances, and social com-
ment which lifts it above
empty-headed popcorn


At first McGregor
seems an unusual casting
choice for this type of
movie but before long
it's clear that he's right at
home amid the chaos.
And there is some good
support from Steve
Buscemi, Michael Clarke
Duncan and Sean Bean.
The last act could do
with some trimming, but,
on the whole, The Island
makes for highly enter-
taining viewing. Michael
Bay fans will lap it up -
and the rest of you will be
pleasantly surprised.

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