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Title: The Tribune
Uniform Title: Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
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Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Place of Publication: Nassau Bahamas
Publication Date: August 2, 2005
Copyright Date: 2005
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'Vibrant' 18-year-old

is the 36th traffic

victim of the year.

Tribune Staff Reporter
law student was killed in a traf-
fic accident over the weekend
when the pick-up truck she was
driving overturned and
slammed into a utility pole on
Prince Charles Drive.
S"Thdeath of Crystal Cassar, a,
-second year student at the Col-
lege of the Bahamas who was
last night described by her fam-
ily as "young, vibrant and beau-
tiful", brings to 36 the number
of traffic fatalities recorded so
far for the year. Grand Bahama
also recorded a traffic fatality
over the weekend when a 66-
year-old woman died minutes
,from her home. (See story page
a Miss Cassar, who was driving
'a Ford Ranger at the time of
sthe accident, died at 5.02am
Sunday, police said yesterday.
The accident occurred at the
Scorner of Trinidad Avenue and
iPrince Charles Drive, opposite
the Elizabeth Estates Commu-
*nity Clinic.
According to relatives, Crys-
tal's neck was broken on impact
and her head crushed by the
Sherrie Higgs, a passenger in
the truck, was able to crawl out
of the vehicle unscathed.
k The accident prompted a
warning from police yesterday
who reminded drivers that a
"vehicle becomes a deadly
object driven at high speeds".
S"Any slight push or impact,
even a strong wind can cause a


speeding car to go out of con-
trol," said Constable V Lewis.
"Drive within the speed limit.
There are too many traffic fatal-
ities occurring for such a small
island like New Providence."
Crystal's mother Ivylyn Cas-
sar told The Tribune last night
in an interview that her daugh-
ter's death is a tremendous blow
to the family.
She said that only her faith
in God and knowing that her
daughter is in a better place
enables her to go on.
"So young, so vibrant, so
influential and very affection-
ate ... the heart of the party.
That's her," said Mrs Cassar.
"She was studying Law and
Criminal Justice. and was get-
ting ready for her next term
coming up, and just needed to
see her adviser to see what
SEE page nine

Chief Reporter
received four of the six work
permits originally withheld
by the Department of Immi-
gration, following negotia-
tions between Labour Min-
ister Vincent Peet and the
airline, Rex Rolle told The
Tribune last night.
The decision marks a
turnaround for the depart-
ment, which originally
claimed that the pilots had
been working in the coun-
try illegally and had never
been granted permission to
work in the Bahamas.
It was suggested that the
SEE page nine

delayed at
airport after
major leak
Chief Reporter
A MAJOR leak caused by
"unsuitable" pipes in the ceil-
ing of the US departure section
at Nassau International Airport
forced the temporary closure of
the pre-clearance facilities on
Saturday, delaying thousands
of travellers over one of the
busiest travel weekends of the
The closure of the pre-clear-
ance lounge for most of Satur-
day meant that travellers out of
Nassau International into the
US had to endure the long lines
at customs and immigration
upon their arrival in the States.
SEE page nine

Oil companies
'looking into
selling retail
interests in
the Bahamas'
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE three major oil compa-
nies in the Bahamas Shell,
Esso, and Texaco are all
reportedly looking into the
option of selling their retail
interests in the Bahamas, The
Tribune has learned.
More specifically, talks of
Shell's sale have surfaced
recently. Numerous retail own-
ers have reportedly been con-
tacted by bidders offering them
the option to be potential share-
holders in the company buy out.
As a result, the country man-
ager of Shell Bahamas Limit-
ed, Luis Curti, has announced
SEE page nine


he BAiamiAS EDITraIO

U LEGENDARY athlete Thomas A Robinson holds the Commonwealth Games torch as he enters Rawson
Square with Golden Girl Debbie Ferguson yesterday.
The torch is representing the event, which will take place 2006 in Melbourne, Australia, and arrived in the Bahamas
from Jamaica on Saturday. It will leave today for the Turks and Caicos Islands as part of its journey through the 71
nations of the'Commonwealth.
(Photo: Felipg Major/Tribune stjaf)

Bahamas to
receive first fuel
from Venezuela
'as soon as
Tribune Staff Reporter
FOLLOWING "fruitful"
meetings with PetroCaribe
representatives last week,
Minister of Trade and
Industry Leslie Miller said
yesterday that the Bahamas
is positioned to receive its
first supply of fuel from
Venezuela as soon as Sep-
Describing PetroCaribe as
an "enhancement of the
Caracas and other accords",
Mr Miller continued to push
for the deal that he signed
along with 13 other
Caribbean countries with
SEE page nine




PM seems overwhelmed

by arrogant ministers

THERE is nothing so poisonous to the
body politic as the practice of victimi-
Victimisation strikes at the very heart of our
democratic system as it seeks to undermine
the citizen's right to associate with or support
the political party of his choice, to vote for the
candidate of his choice or to enter the political
arena if he so chooses.
It attacks the citizen's freedom by way of
coercion, intimidation or punishment and
undermines not only the citizen's freedom but
the very foundations of democracy.
Victimisation is also in the end counter-pro-
ductive since it stores up resentment against the
victimisers. That resentment can be shared by
friends and relatives and even passed on to
succeeding generations in egregious cases.
The victimiser might gain a temporary advan-
tage but decent citizens, even those not brave
enough to confront the victimiser, will wait for
their opportunity to strike a blow against him
in the secrecy of the voting booth.
Victimisation also has a deleterious effect
on the economic, social and cultural life of a
nation. The late Sir Kendal Isaacs used to say
that when some citizens were not allowed to
make their fullest contribution to the devel-
opment of the nation it was like an automobile
not firing on all cylinders.
Sir Kendal was speaking at a time when,
under the old PLP Government, victimisation
was openly and blatantly practised against
many who dared to identify too openly with the
It was a time when a telephone call from a
PLP politician could spell trouble for an
employee even in the private sector; when
scarce jobs went not necessarily to the best
qualified but to the one armed with a letter
from a PLP politician; when humble jobs like
weeding the cemetery went only to PLPs; when
hurdles were placed in the way of persons seek-
ing business opportunities, and when some had
to give up as much as 50 per cent.of their busi-
nesses to ensure the goodwill of the adminis-

TI he practice of victimisation and dis-
. crimination based on politics
seeped down to all levels of the Bahamian
society, so much so that many supporters of
the ruling party felt they were more privi-
leged and more entitled than other citizens

Eternal vigilance is still the price of liberty
because the tyrannical mind never stops
testing the strength of a people's commitment
to freedom and their willingness to pay a price
even beyond vigilance.

who did not share their party allegiance.
The system became self-perpetuating as some
employers were afraid to hire persons who had
too high a profile as supporters of the opposi-
Worse than all that was the wicked practice
of using immigration laws to destroy families
where one partner was a foreigner. The foreign
father was deported leaving his Bahamian wife
and children to fend for themselves or else the
whole family had to be uprooted and settled,
somewhere else.
So entrenched had this oppressive culture
become that the PLP leader, Sir Lynden Pin-

The practice of victimisation and
discrimination based on politics seeped down
to all levels of the Bahamian society, so much
so that many supporters of the ruling party felt
they were more privileged and more entitled
than other citizens who did not share their
party allegiance.

dling, after one election threatened to teach
the civil service and the middle class a lesson.
He had won the election but he did not get as
many votes as he expected in certain areas!
Ten years of FNM Government abolished
that fiendish culture and ushered in a new era
of political freedom in which victimisation was
no longer tolerated and all Bahamians could
feel free to express their opinions without fear
of reprisal.
Perhaps it was too much to hope that the
new political culture would be safe with suc-
cessive changes of government and would
become so ingrained that no would-be tyrant
could dream of going back to the old ways.

ndeed, what a marvelous foundation it
was to build upon, to expand and deepen,
and by example and education to take our
democracy to new and more secure levels.
But John Philpot Curran was right when he
said in 1790:
"The condition upon which God hath given
liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which con-
dition if he breaks, servitude is at once the
consequence of his crime and the punishment
of his guilt."
Eternal vigilance is still the price of liberty
because the tyrannical mind never stops testing
the strength of a people's commitment to free-
dom and their willingness to pay a price even
beyond vigilance.
Inside the mind of the tyrant must be an
awful place: a hothouse of arrogance, intoler-
ance, power lust, tribalism and delusions of
superiority (or is it really inferiority?).
This witches' brew tends to boil over when
panic is added to the mix, when the tyrant is
challenged, when he perceives some act of lese-
majest6, when he dreads looking into the mir-
ror and seeing only himself naked like the
proverbial emperor.
The tendency to victimise and the attitudes
that give encouragement to it are still very
much alive in the new PLP. Sometimes it is
betrayed in the language they use.
For instance, the website Bahamas Uncen-
sored (formerly Fred Mitchell Uncensored)
recently referred to a government department
as being "riddled with FNMs". That is a little
- but nevertheless eerily reminiscent of the
kind of language Adolf Hitler and his Aryan
madmen used in preparation for their
onslaught against the Jews.
The intent of the language is clear. In the
case of the Nazis, the Jews were at the centre of
every problem plaguing the German nation

and therefore had to be exterminated. In the
case of the PLP, FNMs in the civil service are
the cause of all their problems and should
therefore be purged or marginalised.

F rom the very beginning of the so-called
new PLP administration the fangs of
victimisation were bared. In one high profile
case, Prime Minister Perry Christie, to his cred-
it, intervened in the attempted victimisation
of FNMs in a government agency.
Now it appears that Mr Christie has simply
given up. Or perhaps he is so overwhelmed by
arrogant and errant ministers that to start firing
them would leave him with precious few left to
carry on.
One of his colleagues, Minister of Labour
and Immigration Vincent Peet, now stands
accused of a serious act of victimisation. Mr
Peet has failed to give an adequate defence
for the actions of his ministry and it appears
that Mr Christie, once again, will do nothing.
It appears from all accounts that the owners
and operators of the Bahamian airline Western
Air, Rex and Shandrice Rolle, have indeed
suffered a grievous act of political victimisation
at the hands of the Minister.
It is alleged that the reason for this outrage is
that Mrs Rolle had declared her intention to
run against Mr Peet in the next election. That
is her right, of course, and she should not be
required to suffer in any way because she
chooses to exercise that right. Instead of vic-
timising her, Mr Peet, under the circumstances,
should have been careful to avoid even the
appearance of victimisation.

Furthermore, this is an example of just
the sort of thing Sir Kendal used to
warn against. In victimising the Rolles, the
government has done serious damage to a
Bahamian enterprise of which we should all
be proud. It is precisely this kind of entrepre-
neurial spirit on the part of Bahamians that
the government should encourage, not destroy.
But it looks like a final decision on this and
many other matters will have to wait until the
voters go into that curtained place some time in
Perhaps the arrogant ones will learn that a
government is elected to serve all the people
regardless of political affinity and that political
power belongs to the people and not to those
who are entrusted with it for the time being.
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Woman killed in traffic accident

Tribune Freeport
A 66-YEAR-OLD woman
was killed in a traffic accident
Saturday night, minutes from
her home in Seahorse Village.
Oslie Delancy's death pushes

to 11 the number of traffic fatal-
ities on Grand Bahama for the
The resident of 11B Ferry-
horse Lane was on her way
home when the accident
occurred around 8.27pm, Sat-
urday, said police.
She sustained serious injuries

and died around 9.30pm at
Rand Memorial Hospital.
According to Inspector
Loretta Mackey, Ms Delancy
was travelling south into Water-
fall Drive in her Nissan Sentra,
licence 34681, when she collided
with Hesley Pinder, 57, of 139W
Gladstone Terrace, who was

driving a Jeep Cherokee -
licence number 11133 -west on
East Sunrise Highway.
Both vehicles were exten-
sively damaged.
Police investigations contin-
ue; however, motorists on
Grand Bahama are being urged
to obey speed limits and to dri-

Caribbean teachers begin conference

THE Caribbean Union of
Teachers kicked off its 32nd
Biennial Conference yester-
day at the Nassau Beach
Hotel, under the theme:
"Qualified and motivated
teachers: A Caribbean imper-
About 150 delegates,
observers, special guests and
camp followers from 20 dif-
ferent countries are expected
to attend the five-day confer-
Veteran Bahamian educa-
tor Kingsley Black, first vice-
president of the CUT and
immediate past president of
the Bahamas Union of Teach-
ers, is hosting the conference.
The new leadership of the
BUT refused to host the con-
ference, hence the alternate
arrangements, according to a
statement released yesterday
by Mr Black.
"I wish to thank the scores
of teachers who volunteered
to assist me and to make the
conference a success," said Mr.
Black in the release.
He also thanked the min-
istries of foreign affairs,
tourism and education, gov-

* Kingsley Black, former vice-president of the Caribbean Union of teachers, with Agatha
Marcelle, parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Tourism

ernment house, the teachers
and salaried workers coopera-
tive credit union, Nathaniel
Adams of Coca Cola and Ash-

ton Henfield of Rochelle's Bus
The conference, which was
officially opened yesterday by

Minister of Education Alfred
Sears, ends on Friday with an
awards banquet at the Nassau
Beach Hotel.

ve with extra care and caution.
Police are also advising
motorists to limit the use of cell
phones while driving, and not
to drink and drive.
Two men suffering from
severe head injuries were air-
lifted to New Providence on
Sunday following a traffic acci-
dent at Murphy Town, Abaco.
Willie Dormeus, 18, of the
Mudd; and Jermaine Cart-
wright, 25,25, of Central Pine,
Abaco, are listed in "serious but

stable" condition at Princess
Margaret Hospital.
According to police reports,
the accident occurred on Forest
Drive, around.12.40pm Sunday.
Dormeus was driving a Nis-
san Sentra, licence 10067, west
. on Forest Drive, and was
* attempting to overtake another
vehicle when he collided head
on with a Toyota Mark LP,
licence 12266, driven by
Cartwright, who was travelling
east. Investigations continue.

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Four injured in Freeport

during Junkanoo rush-out

Tribune Freeport
THREE people were stabbed
and one person was struck in
the head with an object early
on Monday morning during a
Junkanoo rush-out in Freeport,
police reported yesterday.
According to reports, the
incidents occurred around
1.30am in the downtown
Freeport area and involved four
young men between 15 and 19
years of age.
The three stabbing victims
were taken to Rand Memorial
Hospital and detained for
The fourth man, who was
struck in the head, was treated
and discharged. Police investi-
gations continue.
Inspector Loretta Maukey
reported that several individuals

were arrested at the Junkanoo
rush-out in connection with
minor offences, including steal-
ing, fighting, obscene language
and unlawfully carrying arms.
The individuals are expected
to appear in court later this
0 Two men were arrested
early on Monday morning after
police discovered a handgun in
a Nissan Maxima.
Police on mobile patrol
stopped the green car at Pio-
neers Way and Columbus Drive
and during a search of the vehi-
cle discovered a 9mm pistol
with a clip containing 15 live
rounds of ammunition. The gun
was found in the middle arm-
rest between the front seats.
The driver, 31, and a 29-year-
old passenger were arrested and
taken into custody. Both are
expected to face firearm and
ammunition charges.


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Southern Bahamas

due to experience


THE islands of the Southern
Bahamas are expected to expe-
rience severe thunderstorms
today due to a tropical wave
which is expected to move
through the entire Bahamas
during the course of the week.
However, the Bahamas
Meteorological Department
told The Tribune yesterday that
conditions were not favourable
for the strengthening of this sys-
"Upper level winds are cur-
rently unfavourable for tropi-
cal cyclone development to
occur in this area, but (condi-
tions) may become a little more
favourable during the next day
or so," the Met Department
said on Monday.
Nevertheless, aircraft will be
sent in to investigate the system
if it shows any sign of organised
Currently there are two other
tropical waves in the Atlantic
but the Met Department said
that while it is monitoring the
systems it is unlikely they would
form into anything stronger.
However, one of the systems,
a large non-tropical low pres-
sure system located over the
central Atlantic, about 1,150
miles southwest of the Azores
Islands, may become better
organised as showers and thun-
derstorms continue to increase.
This system could become a

subtropical cyclone over the
next day or so as it moves slow-
ly northward.


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Answering CB Moss on white Bahamians

SENATOR C B Moss wants white
Bahamians to explain why they have "for so
long" neglected to involve themselves in
events of national importance.
As St Margaret's MP Pierre Dupuch has
pointed out it is not only white Bahamians
who are failing to attend official functions,
black Bahamians are also absent. Even -
unlike previous generations the politi-
cians, who should be duty bound to show
leadership, go fishing. And so, as Mr Dupuch
rightly points out, this is probably a problem
that has implications deeper than race.
But as Senator Moss', vision is focused
only on white Bahamians we shall narrow
the issue to keep it within his sights.
We recall a debate in the House during
the early days of the PLP government when
the UBP was the official Opposition.
A UBP member stood up to give the new
government some advice we neither recall
the issue nor the advice, except that it seemed
to have been given in a gesture of goodwill
that should not have provoked the retort that
came from the PLP side. We believe the
speaker, who stood up to answer him, was Sir
Lynden himself. "Just because we're black,
you think we don't know nothing, eh?" were
his angry words. There was a great deal of
resentment and animosity in his voice. His
reaction, which could only point to a chip on
sensitive shoulders, was not called for.
The PLP's whole attitude, a former UBP
politician was to say later, was that they were
now in charge and "we didn't count."
Eventually, the younger UBP members
decided that the party had served its pur-
pose. It was time to disband and for a cross-
section of the country's citizens to come
together to chart a new course for the
Out of this desire for both races to join as
.one to build a new Bahamas, the FNM was
born. But the PLP hunted down the white
Bahamian even to root him out of this new
association. Today, Senator Moss is saying
that there should be no division among
Bahamians, especially because of their skin
colour. But in those days, the PLP of the Pin-
dling era won every election on the principle
of divide and rule black against white.
They constantly sowed seeds of division.
Before every election movies depicting the
horrors of slavery would be shown on TV 13
- in fact TV-13 was rushed into existence

just in time for an election. Such movies as
"Roots" were resurrected to stir resentment,
suspicion and hatred in the soul of the black
man against the white man. Pindling and his
colleagues were determined that black was
black, and white was :white and "never the
twain shall meet". Does that begin to answer
your question, Senator Moss? The whole
campaign was devilish.
And then came the elections they were
violent, rock and bottle throwing events,
especially in Fox Hill, where people were
injured. We remember reporting a political
rally in the Sandilands schoolroom when the
rocks and bottles started to fly. There was
bedlam in the little school house. When we
looked down the foreign reporter who was
with us was hiding under a bench terrified.
In the end Opposition politicians espe-
cially the white candidates could no longer
hold public rallies. They campaigned door-to-
door. Our very freedom of association was
One by one the white politicians started to
drop from the scene. White Bahamians no
longer felt safe in crowds, and they certainly
were made to feel unwelcome at public
events. And so they stayed away.
The PLP had relieved them of their public
duties. They were now free to use the holi-
days set aside for these public events to go off
in their boats to enjoy the beauty of these
islands. We do not think that Senator Moss,
or anyone else will ever entice them back.
Civic pride and a sense of duty, once the very
essence of this rejected generation, will have
to be instilled into a new generation of
Although white Bahamians no longer
attend official functions, they are still gener-
ous with those less fortunate than themselves.
- As Archbishop Patrick Pinder of the
Catholic Archdiocese was to say at the funer-
al service of his Anglican friend, realtor John
Morley, when anyone was in need one only
had to call on John Morley. He had a knack,
said the Archbishop, of rallying his friends
together to raise sufficient funds to meet
whatever need had arisen.
So white Bahamians are there in the back-
ground, holding the essentials of Bahamian
life together with their enormous charity. They
are still making a difference. But if Senator
Moss wants their public participation, his invi-
tation will have to go to the new generation.


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EDITOR, The Tribune
THE Nassau Institute recent-
ly wrote to The Tribune a letter
titled "No free lunches" -
when everyone understands the
complexities of a free market I
must question the validity of the
principle argument of this letter.
The Nassau Institute surely
knows where Bahamas gaso-
line, diesel and fuel oil has been
coming from for years and
seemingly only because Cuba
is included in the countries to
which Venezuela is offering pre-
ferred terms on a government-
to-government basis does the
Petro-Caribe initiative get shot
down by the institute.
For years Shell, Texaco and
Esso have purchased gasoline
from the originating source of
Venezuela, in fact they pur-
chase massive amounts of
petroleum products to service
the United States market to
which Venezuela is the third
largest supplier. I believe they
also have an actual presence in
Venezuela drilling for oil and
in-production oil-wells, so if we'
take The Nassau Institute's
position then we should not buy
anything from Esso, Texaco and
Shell, I presume?
Why suddenly Venezuelan
gasoline becomes a poison?
As crazy as it might seem it is
because there is a perception in
the writers from The Nassau
Institute that this will lengthen
the presence and power of Fidel
Castro and his regime in Cuba. It
further has a lot to do with the
21 electoral votes of the State of
Florida and the high presence
of Cuban-American voters.
I don't think I can be chal-
lenged on this, but all US motor
vehicle manufacturers today
source parts from The People's
Republic of China andopthetr:.
Asian countries, which to our :
standard of democracy Would
be questionable, however do
these agents for these motor
vehicles refuse to import their
brands because of that? Have
not The Nassau Institute wit-
nessed that almost every item
on the shelves of Kelly's and
our leading stores all show man-
ufactured in The People's
Republic of China?
Where was the protest when
Hutchison-Whampoa invested
US$1.2 billion in Freeport?
Where was the protest when the
Rti Hon'. Hubert Ingraham
established cultural and eco-
nomic relations with the Peo-
ple's Republic? Where was the
protest when Rt. Hon. Perry
Christie visited Beijing? Where
was the protest when members
of The Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce formed part of del-
egations trying to open up new
resource areas for products to

reduce the cost of items in our
retail area?
There were none because
simply in the eyes of The Nas-
sau Institute there was no injury
or perceived injury, however
mention the word Cuba and it
seems you hit a nerve.
From where I sit the govern-
ment is being criticized as to the
current $3.75 per gallon for gas
- are their acceptable solutions
to reduce the cost? Yes some
will argue that the wholesalers,
Esso, Texaco and Shell need to
reduce their profits and mark-
up between the refinery and
The Bahamas possibly the
retailers need to also reduce
something and many will argue
that the $1.06 tax to the Trea-
sury must also be reduced, but
without the revenue from this
tax how much of the fiscal Bud-
get will be able to be main-
tained? The institute wants a
Balanced Budget.
The current gasoline sector
is "protected" no more ser-
vice stations can be built,
although one slipped under the
table recently, Sandyport. There
is price control on all petroleum
products. Service stations today
are convenience stores first and
places where we purchase gaso-
line second, to the annoyance
of the convenience store and
supermarket operators, espe-
cially with the opening time
restrictions for the large super-
markets on Sundays.
Do we remove price control?
Do we remove the moratorium
on new stations?

Clearly if we can acquire a-
source where the mark-ups are
reduced between the refinery.
and the pump, then and only.
then do we have a chance to'
reduce and stop gasoline in a.
few months being over $6.00
per gallon.
I suggest The Nassau Insti-,
tute needs to fight for the con-
sumer rather than the other
way. Sales of motor vehicles,
especially gas-guzzlers SUVs,
need a reasonably priced fuel.
I conclude on that point.
July 20 2005
(And we submit that you
have completely missed the.
point of the argument.
(No one has said that there is
anything wrong with Venezue-:
lan oil or that the Bahamas
should stop purchasing it. ,,
(There are no strings,
attached to the Venezuela prod-,
uct as the Bahamas now pur-
chases it on the free market..,
There would be nothing wrong.
with purchasing Venezuela oil
directly from Venezuela under,
a simple purchase agreement.
(However, under Hugo;
Chavez's plan, Venezuela oit,
comes with heavy strings;
attached. The Bahamas -hav-
ing opted out of the CSME --
would now be a part of,
Chavez's regional Bolivarianj
Alternative for the Americas,
(ALBA), which will go headii
to-head with the US's free mar-,
ket FTAA initiative. If the,;
Bahamas is not careful it could
find itself crushed between two,
powerful political initiatives, all
for the sake of cheaper.oil..-..

Some explainmg to db

EDITOR, The Tribune
BEFORE everything is
forgotten, one hopes that the
organizing committee for the
recent CAC Games and the
Ministry of Youth and Sports
will issue audited accounts of
the Games.
Over $1 million of Trea-
sury money was expended to
support this effort and there
must be accountability.
Can Ministry of Tourism
also answer as to whether
there was any positive mar-
keting arising out of holding
the Games, eg mention on a
single television station or
newspaper other than the
Whilst passing as it was
very evident during these

Games when did Batelco
and BEC offer by tender the
usage of their poles for adver-
tising? Maybe BEC Batelco..
will also advise what revenue
are they collecting from this?
Independence celebrations
- certainly on the eve of July
10 the worst probably for 31.
years! If the organizing com-
mittee thought their pro-.
gramme showed the Bahamas.
in 2005, then they all must be
attending the School for the
Kudos for the events in
Rawson Square -but why
exclusively in Rawson Square
why not Over-the-Hill also?
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spoilt by 'inexperience'

Chief Reporter
THE use of "inexperienced"
local contractors on the new
road improvement project could
lead to sub-standard work, a
former minister of works said
Kenneth Russell, who had
responsibility for the New Prov-
idence Road Improvement Pro-
ject in the former administra-
tion, told The Tribune yester-
day that government should
have required local contractors
to joint venture with companies
experienced in building the
roads needed for New Provi-
dence's escalating traffic prob-
lem, especially given that the
new project could cost $18 mil-
lion more than the original plan.

"When you are faced with the
prospect of spending more of
the people's money than you
originally intended to, the ques-
tion needs to be asked: could we
have done something to keep
spending down?" he asked.
On Friday, Works and Utili-
ties Minister Bradley Roberts
announced that work on the
stalled NRIP would begin short-
ly now that a new strategy for its
completion was approved by
the Inter-American Develop-
ment Bank (IDB).
.The original project was
aborted and estimatedd at $52
million. The new project is
pegged at $65-$70 million.
A plan was devised to break
the project into smaller portions
and seek international and local
contractors to complete the ven-
ture. The project has now been
divided into seven portions -

two for international and five
for local contractors.
However, Mr Russell ques-
tioned whether there are local
companies with the experience
to do the work properly.
"The idea was to build roads
that needed very little mainte-
nance for at least 20 years. lIf
we go with inexperienced con-
tractors we may end up with the
same problems we are now fac-
ing with the Harrold Road pro-
ject," he said.
The Harrold Road project
was removed from the NRIP
and awarded to a Bahamian
contractor. Construction is still
underway and the company has
missed several deadlines.
The NRIP was initially
undertaken in a $52 million
design and build contract by
Associated Asphalt in April
2001. It halted in 2002 when

Associated Asphalt's parent
company went bankrupt, ulti-
mately terminating their con-
tract for the road works.
Mr Roberts has criticised Mr
Russell and the former govern-
ment for not properly scrutinis-
ing Associate Asphalt's finan-
cial stability after the Bahamas
government already spent $5
million on the project.
However, Mr Russell said
that despite the inconvenience
there was still no reason for the
current government to delay the
start of the road improvements
for three years.
"The construction of the
roads in the project were essen-
tial to reduce the traffic jams in
New Providence. There were
computer models that were left
there over the past three years
and it is obvious that no one
bothered to look at them."

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Police investigate

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POLICE are investigating
eight armed robberies that took
place over the holiday weekend:
Sandra Russell, an employ-
ee of the Happy Home Bar,
Bernard Road was robbed by
two gunmen around 12.45am
The men jumped over the
counter and took an undis-
closed amount of cash and
GSM quick cell cards.
The men fled on foot.
At 3am on Sunday, Cordial
Lightfoot of Abby Close was
tied up and robbed of $100 by
two "dark" men who kicked in
her door.
Ms Lightfoot told police that
she ran into her bedroom and
the two men followed.
At 10.45pm on Saturday,
Michelle Moss of Handover
Court, Sea Breeze, and her
daughter were robbed by two
masked gunmen in their drive-

The gunmen got away with
cellular phones and $100 in
Wadley Pirre, a passenger
on a route 21 was accosted by a
male acquaintance who was
armed with a knife, at 4.45pm
on Saturday.
Mr Pirre was robbed of $70
and a cellular phone.
On Friday at 11pm, Andy
Wuen, the proprietor of the
Canton House Chinese Restau-
rant, Prince Charles Drive
reported that while cleaning the
restaurant with his staff after
closing time, two masked men
forced their way through the
kitchen door and held the staff
at gun point.
The men escaped on foot
with an undisclosed amount of
Hanna Pinder, of Winton
Slope, was robed of $75, a cel-
lular phone and a diamond
bracelet on Friday at 4.30pm.

She told police that she was
robbed by a light-skinned man
when she pulled up to her house
and got out of her car.
The robber was wearing a
while T-shirt tied over the low-
er portion of his face and was
armed with a silver handgun.
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Commonwealth education ministers

pass resolutions on their obstacles

* MINISTER of Education of Sierra Leone, Alpha Wurie, and Minister of Education for South
Africa, Naledi Pandor were guest lecturers at a public forum at the National Art Gallery

* By Lindsay Thompson
Bahamas Information
cation ministers have wrapped
up a successful three-day Mid-
Term Review meeting, declar-
ing to eradicate obstacles to
quality learning.
A major concern is the grow-
ing challenges of male reten-
tion, underachievement,
dropout and self-exclusion, par-
ticularly at the secondary level.
But in a statement issued at
the close of the conference on
Saturday July 30 at the Radis-
son Cable Beach and Golf
Resort, the ministers agreed
that more research into the
causes of this problem should
be undertaken.
"Reform of curricula, along
with the adoption of innovative
social development strategies,
is necessary," the statement
said. "Additionally, best prac-
tices and regional issues, par-
ticularly the Caricom commis-
sioned study, should be shared
to inform the crafting of country
and regional strategies."

The ministers also agreed on
the six action areas mandated
by Commonwealth education
ministers in Edinburgh, Scot-
land in October 2003. The areas
include: achieving universal pri-
mary education; eliminating.
gender disparitiiesfin eeduca-
tion; improving quality in edu-
cation; distance learning; edu-
cation in difficult circumstances;
and HIV/AIDS and education.
"We reviewed each of the six
action areas and we are very
pleased to note that there has
been significant progress in each
of the areas," said Minister of
Education Alfred Sears, chair-
man of the conference. "We
have benefited from the shar-
ing of best practices from the
various jurisdictions within our
region, that is, the Caribbean
and Canada, and we were also
advised of the progress made
during this Mid-Term period in
the Asian/Pacific region."
Based on shared commitment
to achieving the Education for
All (EFA) and Millennium
Development Goals (Mugs),,>he
ministers also agreed to coqi-
pletion of full primary:eiducia-

tion by all children and the
achievement of gender parity at
the different levels of education.
The ministers also recognised
that their countries face chal-
lenges in securing full partici-
pation in high quality education-
by all those within their bor-
ders, and that issues such as pro-
vision for children with special
needs and male under-achieve-
ment remain to be addressed.
In the area of achieving uni-
versal primary education, the
ministers acknowledged that
despite successes in this area,
.there is need to define the age
coverage of early childhood and
primary education. '
Regardingimproving quality
in education, the ministers
stressed that students and
schools need to be placed at the
center of initiatives in order to
provide quality in education,
which may be understood as a
set of conditions under which
students can succeed.
On distance education, while
the ministers thanked the Com-
monwealth of Learning (COL)
for support in policy reform;
they called for the strengthening
fd i: .':it : .

* MINISTER of Education for South Africa, Naledi Pandor addresses a public forum at the
National Art Gallery on the topic: "Education Achievements and Challenges in Post-apartheid
South Africa."

of the COL work to meet pri-
ority needs in areas of: profes-
sional development of teachers;
integrating technology in the
curriculum; expanding pro-
grammes in HIV/AIDS educa-
tion, amongst other things.
The education ministers, on
education in difficult circum-
stances, recognized that situa-
tions such as poverty, neglect
and abuse, family circumstances

and related issues confronting
children and institutions could
result in education being pro-
vided in difficult circumstances.
Regarding HIV/AIDS and
education, the ministers
expressed concern that situa-
tions of remoteness and avail-
ability of antiretroviral drugs
and the increasing number of
orphans and vulnerable children
threaten the capacity to come

to terms with the pandemic.
The ministers recommend the
appointment of spokespersons
and ambassadors for HIV/AIDS
from the Commonwealth, and
thiat Commonwealth Day be
used to convey messages about
the disease.
The 16th Conference of Com-
monwealth Education Ministers
will be held in Cape Town,
South Africa in December 2006.

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Pirates welcomed

as production

boosts economy

in Grand Bahanma

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Pirates
ended their more than 200-year expulsion
from the Bahamas this week by invading
Grand Bahama Island, and bringing great
potential for new commerce.
Disney Studios has already begun filming
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
- the most anticipated sequel of 2006 on
location in Grand Bahama and Exuma.
Now, the studio in conjunction with Min-
istry of Tourism has engineered a high-lev-
el partners' conference that will center
around joint marketing opportunities for
the Disney film and some of the largest and
most influential corporations in the world.
The conference will run August 1- 5.
Representatives of Kellog's, Volvo and
Verizon will be among the economically
powerful entities attending the conference.
Disney executives will make presentations
on the film to their potential partners, show-
ing the possible links and many marketing
prospects that their expected blockbuster
holds to reach millions of consumers. At
the end of a week of presentations, meetings
and location visits, Disney expects to ink a
few choice deals for the upcoming movie,
which has the potential to be one of the
highest grossing movies in film history.

Ministry of Tourism executives also hope
to establish relationships that could lead to
mutually-beneficial partnerships with the
corporations. The Pirates' Partnership Con-
ference will serve as an introduction of the
Bahamas and its advantages, said Basil
Smith,-director of Communications in Min-
istry of Tourism. *
"Our top priority is to be a good partner
to Disney and assist them in pulling off a
dynamic conference," he said. "Secondari-
ly, we want to meet the distinguished cor-
porate representatives who will be attend-
ing and hopefully develop some dynamic
initiatives of our own with them."
Grand Bahama buzzed with activity over
the holiday weekend. Rooms, restaurants
and other businesses were filled with visitors
on the island for a spectacular Junkanoo
display in celebration of the 50th anniver-
sary of the signing of the Hawksbill Creek
Agreement. The event coincided with the
Disney Partners conference.
Basketball star and actor Rick Fox, who
has Bahamian roots, also made an appear-
ance during the weekend. Mr Fox served as
a celebrity judge at the Junkanoo parade at
the invitation of Minister of Tourism, Obie

BASKETBALL star and actor,
Bahamian Rick Fox is pictured with
Captain Blah (Joseph Garvey), a
professional pirate impersonator at
Pirates of Nassau, who is making
special appearances at the Disney
event this week.

(Photo: Clarence Rolle)

oman killed

day she was found'

ROMANDA Curtis, the
woman whose unrecognisable
body was discovered behind
Love 97 more than two weeks
ago, died on the day she was
found, according to an autopsy
report revealed to family mem-
Mrs Curtis, 20, was reported
missing six days before was
found dead on July 14. Shortly
after her death police confirmed
that Mrs Curtis died from stran-
Mrs Curtis' parents, Wescola
and Douglas Larrimore, said
her body was turned over to
them on Monday.
They said the autopsy

report indicated that their
daughter had died on the
same day that her body was
found, leading them to believe
that she may have been kid-
napped and held for days
before her death.
The Larrimores told The Tri-
bune on Friday that although
Mrs Curtis' husband has
requested her body, they are
refusing to release it for per-
sonal reasons.
"(Ricardo Curtis) came by
with his family on Tuesday to
see the death certificate and
retrieve her body.
"We refused to give him her
body because he wanted to
burn her and... no one has been
arrested yet," they said.

Mrs Curtis' body was discov-
ered on Sands Lane behind
Love 97 on the evening of
Thursday July 14.


Police have said that Mrs
Curtis' body was badly decom-
posed when she was found, and
that it was unlikely that she had
been held for days before her
Mr Curtis reported his wife
missing to her family on the
morning of Saturday July 9.
Mr Curtis, who works the
night shift at the same parking
lot of his wife, said that he
became worried when he went

to collect his wife for work from
their Thompson Lane home
around 5am and discovered she
was not there.
Mrs Curtis was found bent
over naked, with her face on
the ground.
Her beige security uniform
was found beside her body,
along with a screwdriver and a
Police investigations contin-
A closed casket funeral for
Romanda Curtis will be held at
the Southland Baptist Church
on Saturday August 6.

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MINISTER of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe is pictured center along with Grand Bahama Port
Authority owners Lady Henrietta St. George and Sir Jack Hayward participating in the ceremonial
ribbon cutting opening of an exhibition focussing Freeport's Golden Anniversary. The exhibition is
on display at the Sir Charles Hayward Library.
(BIS Photo: Vandyke Hepburn)

Wilchcombe: the magic of

Freeport must now flow

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TntE magic that nelpea cre-
ate the city of Freeport must
now flow throughout Grand
Bahama, said Tourism Minister
and West End MP Obie Wilch-
He was speaking at the open-
ing ceremonies marking the 50th
Anniversary of the city of
Freeport, created through the
signing of the Hawksbill Creek
Agreement back in August of
Sponsored by the Grand
Bahama Port Authority, the key
-developers of the City of
Freeport, the Golden Anniver-
sary Celebrations kicked off with
the opening of an Exhiibition on
the City of Ffeeport at the Sir-
Charles Hayward Library, on
Friday morning.


The occasion, which served as
the official launch of the Golden
Anniversary Celebrations had
Mr Wilchcombe as the featured
Guests assembled under a
large tent in the parking lot of
the Sir Charles Hayward Library
on The Mall also heard from the
owners of the Grand Bahama
Port Authority, Lady Henrietta
St George, Sir Jack Hayward,
and the new Co-Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer at the
GBPA, Julian Francis.
Addressing an audience of
mostly business persons, and
likewise those listening in on the

THE Bahamas is pleased,
with the consensus reached
on the Association of
Caribbean States' strong
opposition to the transport
of nuclear and other haz-
ardous wastes through the
Caribbean Sea, said Foreign
Affairs Minister Fred
A disagreement had
arisen among ACS foreign
affairs ministers over the
issue at last week's meeting
in Panama.
The 30 ACS countries,
which include the Bahamas,
and other Caribbean and
South American countries
could not agree on how
strict this opposition should
be enforced.
The Bahamas has asserted
that the Caribbean commu-
nity must remain consistent
and become more vigilant
regarding its concerns on the
transshipment of nuclear
waste through the
Caribbean, specifically in
the halls of the United
"Not only is the
Caribbean Sea the natural
home of the majority of
countries of our community
of states, but it also the basis
of our livelihoods.
"We say an unqualified
'no' to nuclear wastes
through the seas of this
region from Bermuda,
through the Bahamas all the
way to Surinam," Mr
Mitchell said during a meet-
ing of the Council for For-
eign and Community Rela-
tions (COFCOR) in June.

50th anniversary


ceremonies carried live by the
many radio stations, Mr Wilch-
combe, applauded the efforts of
Freeport founders and current
executives, said that "the magic
of Freeport must now flow
throughout Grand Bahama".
"East and Grand
Bahama will never have the
...chance to rise from the ashes if
we fail to provide the economic
stimulus such as those of the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement.
"It is my view that the imple-
mentation of the 1991 Invest-
ment Incentive Act is impatient
of debate," he stated.
According to the minister,
today's Bahamians have crossed
the threshold that challenged his
self-esteem and his confidence.


"He is equal to his contempo-
rary where ever they are in any
part of the world. He now
searches for economic indepen-
dence and economic empower-
ment. We must release him from
the shackles of dependence and
roll out the red carpet of incen-
tives and opportunities.
"There is no better place to
start than right here in Freeport,
in Grand Bahama, where the
prototype of economic stimuli
has been working her magic for
more that 50 years," he said.
Mr Wilchcombe told residents
that "that is why we would be
deemed to be ungrateful if we
refuse to lift our collective voic-
es to give honour to those who
dared to dream, had the courage
to pursue the dream, and the
fortitude to make it happen".
He acknowledged the contri-
butions made by Freeport's
founder Mr Wallace Groves, and
that of Sir Charles Hayward
who, 50 years ago, began the ini-
tiative of developing a modern
city from pine barren land.
Mr Wilchcombe said that
Freeport and Grand Bahama are
uniquely different from that of
any other island in the


He touched on the many
infrastructural developments
such the deep water harbour,
airport, state-of-the-art commu-
nication, good water, electricity
and more.
Likewise, he pointed out that
the island also boasts a cadre of
professionals, lawyers, accoun-
tants and more, which he feels
positions Grand Bahama as a
major player in world trade and
information technology.
"It is my view that Grand
Bahama will emerge as a leader
in both those areas. It is also my
view that Grand Bahama will
emerge as a tourist destination
second to none, renowned for
sports, entertainment and film,"
he said.
Applauding the efforts of the
current owners and senior exec-
utives, Mr Wilchcombe told Sir

Jack Hayward that "whilst your
father has earned the honour as
one of the pioneers of the city of
Freeport, it has been you who
kept the dream alive".
"You have had to fight with
the establishment for.a better
understanding and appreciation
of the substance of the contri-
butions and the impact on the
people of Grand Bahama by the
Grand Bahama Port Authority.
"You have been on the receiv-
ing end of harsh criticism, but
you have also served a few vol-
leys of your own.
"Needless to say you have
maintained faith in our nation
and confidence in our people
and I thank you very much," he
He also acknowledged the
contributions of the GBPA for-
mer Co-Chairman, Sir Albert
Miller, telling Sir Albert that he
.stands as a symbol of the pride of
the Bahamian people.
"Your completeness has dis-
tinguished you. Your leadership
has sustained you, and your
belief in God has guided you,
allowing you to navigate the Port
Authority through politically
infested waters, tumultuous
times and continued uncertainty.
You have earned the nation's
respect," Mr Wilchcombe said.
The Tourism Minister also
paid tribute to the late Edward
St George who guided the
Grand Bahama Port Authority
for many years until his death
earlier this year.


"His wit, his unwavering opti-
mism made him a charismatic
figure with astounding business
acumen and visionary prowess.
"He allowed his heart to lead,
but his head caught up. But his
heart led the way reaching deep
down inside to bring comfort
and to bring peace. The late
Edward St George gave the
Grand Bahama Port Authority a
winning personality and he gave
Freeport a whole lot of soul.
"He made you laugh and
when he took stage left, and left
the stage for good, he made us
all cry. But we are comforted by
the fact that ours lives have been
enriched because he walked this
way leaving behind examples of
commitment, examples of dedi-
cation and a desire to win.
"Only farther along will we
understand why his passing, and
why at this time. And only father
along will we fully understand
the full and true impact of that
magic moment of August 4, 1955
that gave birth to the Hawksbill
Creek Agreement, and birth to
the City of Freeport," he said.
The Grand Bahama Port
Authority held a number of
activities over the weekend to
celebrate the special anniver-
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work permits were denied as an
act of political victimisation, as
Mr Rolle's wife Shandrice had
recently announced that she
would contest Mr Peet's North
Andros seat in the 2007 general
Mr Peet has denied all charges
of victimisation.
The department's decision to
withhold the pilots' permits and
deport the men caused the air-
line "great financial distress",
according to Mr Rolle, owner of

Western Air

Western Air.
Two of the airline's pilots have
been re-issued their work permits
and are now back in the country,
and the airline is awaiting the
arrival of the other pair.
"We have applications in for
the other pilots and we anticipate
that they will be issued to us as
well," he said.
Mr Rolle said that the permits
were issued after negotiations
between the airline's lawyer,

Desmond Bannister, and Mr
Mr Bannister declined to com-
ment yesterday due to the "sen-
sitive stage" of negotiations, but
pointed out that he is confident
that an agreement will be reached
"very shortly".
Last month, the company pre-
sented documents that it claimed
refuted Mr Peet's assertion that
six of the airline's pilots had nev-
er been granted work permits
and were in the Bahamas illegal-
According to Mr Peet, the
pilots had never been granted

work permits andwhile he was
aware that the men were in the
country, he had no knowledge
that they were working.
However, Western Air asserted
that they had in fact been granted
work permits.
According to the company's
immigration documents, the six
pilots were last granted a 60-day
work permit on April 12 of this
Mr Bannister said it took immi-
gration two months to consider
the applications sent in on April
2, before the request was denied.
A letter was written to the



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courses she had to take. She
wanted to be an attorney
like her father.
"We have the peace from
God that our daughter's soul
is in heaven. That's the only
thing that is keeping me
together. He saw fit to take
her home. He knows best
and He took her home in
His infinite knowledge," she
According to Mrs Cassar,
Crystal had touched count-
less lives and the loss to her
family and friends is immea-
"Our house is filled with
people right now. A lot of
her friends are here and a
lot of them are going to get
tattoos on their wrist saying
'Rest in Peace Crystal'. They
really miss her.
"Because of my faith I
know that she is in a better
"That's what keeps me
going. I keep telling myself
that God loves her best.
You never know what hor-
"He might have prevent-
ed her from by taking her
home so soon.
"I don't understand it, but
I trust in His wisdom. He
loaned her to us for a short
season and we all loved
her," she said.

The Jaws of Life had to
be used to cut two drivers
out of a Ford Explorer and
1997 Lumina after the cars
collided on JFK Highway
around 1.30pm yesterday.
The male driver of the
Explorer and the female dri-
ver of the Lumina were last
night both listed in critical
condition at the Princess
Margaret Hospital.

Fuel from Venezuela
FROM page one

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez on June 29.
Mr Miller has been lobbying for the idea of Petro-
Caribe for more than two-and-a-half years, promising
that the deal would bring lower gas prices to Bahamian
drivers, and overall relief in resulting energy costs.
However, PetroCaribe has come under constant fire
since its inception, with some activists calling the deal a
"bribe" by President Chavez to win political support
for Venezuela in the Organisation of American States
In an article written by Guyana's Ambassador to
Venezuela, Odeen Ishmael, the Ambassador outlined
that some analysts see the deal as a positive strategy by
President Chavez to assist his poorer Caribbean neigh-
Echoing this sentiment was Venezuelan Foreign Min-
ister Ali Rodriguez, who, according to the Associated
Press, is claiming that the aim of PetroCaribe is to elim-
inate market "middlemen" and to allow neighbouring
Caribbean markets to form a network guaranteeing oil
supplies at accessible prices.
However, Ambassador Ishmael said that bilateral
agreements would now be necessary between each mem-
ber country and Venezuela to work out a definite accord
on the amount of oil the financing required, and the
pay back terms.
"In reality it is a financing initiative and considering the
present state of crude oil prices, citizens of the signato-
ry countries should not expect cheaper fuel," he said.
However, Mr Miller said that this is not the case for the
"PetroCaribe is really an enhancement of the earlier
accords. For the first time it supplies you with finished
goods. The first accords, all you got was crude oil.
"Most countries in this region didn't have any refinery,
and still don't. The Bahamas used to have one at BOR-
CO but that has been out of service for the past 15
years," he said.
"It's, a tremendous enhancement and will assist BEC
greatly, with the one per cent interest rate and the 40 per
cent credit on fuel," Mr Miller added. "So BEC has an
opportunity to have an extra 40 per cent cash flow,
because they do $100 million a year.
"If you want people to continued to be saddled with
these high fuel costs then you leave it the way it is. But if
you can do something about it then you do it. I certain-
ly will do all I can on behalf of the people of the
Bahamas," he said.

department on June 28, 2005 ask-
ing that it reconsider the appli-
cations, as there were no suitably
qualified Bahamian pilots to fly
the. aircraft.
Mr Rolle said that while the
company would love to hire
Bahamians, because Western Air
is the only airline in the country
to operate Fairchild Metro 3 air-
craft, the qualified pilot pool in
the Bahamas is practically non-
In addition, Bahamian pilots
are often unwilling to relocate to
Andros, where the company is

Oil companies

and will use that as a gauge for their possible sale.
"These top executives have indicated that all they
are waiting for is to see what price Shell will get, then
Esso and Texaco will follow suit. The Bahamas is a
small market compared to their future overall plans.
"The Fuel Usage Committee will be meeting with
Shell very shortly, along with myself, to talk about
PetroCaribe and the merits of the implementation, and
to get them on board with us to have this implemented.
We are desirable to get them onboard with this," he
However, Mr Miller said that he has not yet had an
opportunity to meet with Mr Curti, nor has his min-
istry received any official word on the sale of Shell.
"I find it very curious that they haven't afforded the
government a meeting to give us notice of it. We are still
awaiting the official word. Everyone else seems to be ful-
ly aware but there has been no official word. The Prime
Minister (Perry Christie) has asked me before if Shell
had spoken to me and asked me to dialogue with them
to find out what they have in mind," said Mr Miller. "But
as yet I have gotten no word."


between flights.
He said that while the flooding
was cleaned up by 11.30am on Sat-
urday, American officials felt it was
"logistically unfeasible" to go back
into pre-clearance mode, as the
change would have taken five to six
A decision was made to re-open
the pre-clearance lounge Sunday
morning and have it operational for
the first flight of the day..
Officials expected that passengers
who flew out of Nassau International
Airport on Saturday would have to
face the clearance process when they
arrived in the United States.
For some, the fact that the inci-
dent occurred on one of the busiest
travel weekends of the year was
"extremely annoying".
The Tribune spoke to two
Bahamians who were travelling to

Fort Lauderdale on Saturday. They
said that coupled with the flight
delays, the prospect of having to go
through a long process while in the
US was not appealing.
"I'm not looking forward to that
at all. When they sent us through to
the departure lounge I thought it
was a bit strange, but now that I
think about it, after this delay here
I'm not looking forward to being
poked and prodded after the plane
flight. This is just very annoying,"
said the traveller who asked not to
be named.
Another traveller said that
depending on how long it took to
clear customs and immigration in
the US, the delays may spoil hi,
"I don't want to hang around all
day in an airport," said the traveller.
"If we spend an hour going through
the clearance process in the States it
willdefinitely put me in a sour mood,
and when you go away for two or so
days there is a level of stress that's
already there in the first place."

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that the company has been receiving bids, and is cur-
rently looking into these "expressions of interest"
for its businesses in the Bahamas.
"Shell has therefore decided to review whether these
expressions of interest will add additional value to the
shareholders and to this effect has entered into a due dili-
gence process with selected parties. This does not mean
that a deal has been agreed, or a final divestment deci-
sion has been taken," he explained.
According to the Minister of Trade and Industry
Leslie Miller, there are six groups bidding for Shell's
interest in the Bahamas, three of which are Bahamian.
"What I have been told is that the final bids for Shell
will be in by August 15, by numerous sources who have
put in bids. Right now I understand you have two groups
out of Jamaica, a group out of Barbados, and three
groups out of the Bahamas.
"The Barbados group has indicated that they believe
they have the upper hand, as this is the same group
that has bought out Shell in another Caribbean country
in November of last year, for $200 million," he said.
Mr Miller claims that he has also received information
from top executives at Esso and Texaco who say that
they are now waiting to see what Shell will be sold for,

FROM page one

Minister of Works and Utilities
Bradley Roberts, who was at the air-
port on Saturday, told The Tribune
that the water pipes in the ceiling of
the pre-clearance area had been
leaking for a few days, resulting in a
major leak by Saturday. The section
had to be closed around 8.30am.
"From.what I saw, PVC pipes had
been used for the plumbing and I
was surprised, because from what I
know that is riot the type of piping
suitable for commercial use," he said.
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) pipe is
a common plastic pipe used for cold
water distribution. It is a material
that melts quickly when exposed to
Mr Roberts said that his ministry
would conduct a review this week
to establish the extent of the repairs
needed to prevent future problems.
According to deputy general man-
ager of the Airport Authority,
Joseph Reckley, the shut down
caused a 30 to 40 minute delay




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THE Bahamas Film and
Television Commission is work-
ing magic with famous illusion-
ists, Penn and Teller, as they
film a television special in Nas-
Penn & Teller, a magic show
based in Las Vegas, have a
made-for-television show that
presently is broadcast on Show-
time. It has been nominated for
two Emmy awards, which will
take place in September.
The television special will
feature many locations around
Nassau and Paradise Island.
The show's producer has devel-
oped a list of shooting locations
that includes Atlantis, Arawak
Cay and Fox Hill. The televi-
sion special will be broadcast
on NBC network, during
Sweeps Week in November.
A key component of the

show will involve Bahamian
school children, who have been
challenged to think of a spec-
tacular magic trick that Penn
and Teller will perform under-
water. The Film Commission
has coordinated the collection
of responses from the partici-
pating school, TG Glover Pri-
mary. The Commission will
also deliver the responses to
the show's production crew in
Los Angeles.
The child whose challenge is
selected will be invited to be a
guest on the show during its
taping in September.
FILM Commissioner
Craig Woods and show star
Raymond Teller are pictured
with representatives of T G
Glover, Wyat Williams and
Bryana Brown.

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LISTINGS on the New
York Stock Exchange illus-
trate a powerful point if
you're planning to sell your
Peek at the Wall Street
Journal listings for the
NYSE: two columns are
titled "bid" and "sell."
"Bid" is what buyers are
offering for a particular
stock say $45 1/8 per
share. "Sell" is what sellers
are willing to accept say
$45 3/8.
It's the same in real
estate, where there are
many purchasers and ven-
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This market value is
inevitably a price some-
where between what pur-
chasers are willing to pay
and what vendors are ask-
The third column in the
stock listings, "close," is the
final sales price for the day.
If "bid" was 45 1/8 and
"sell" was 45 3/8, the "close"
could be either of the two,

or a compromise like 45 2/8.
When selling, the most
important decision you can
make is to price your home
at or near "bid." Purchasers
who believe that your "sell"

price is inflated are unlikely
to even "bid" on your prop-
Since you can't check the
paper for bid prices on your
home, you need a BREA
professional to provide
details about the prices pur-
chasers are paying for
homes like yours. Then
make an informed decision,
pricing your home at fair
market value and inviting a
quicker sale.

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associate at Coldwell
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AUGUST 14 -18, 2005


PRESIDENT of the Commonwealth of Learning Sir John Daniel and Education Minister
Alfred Sears join technical and vocational teacher trainees and their facilitators during the Com-
monwealth Education Ministers Meeting last Thursday.
(BIS photo by Tim Aylen)

Participants 'come into

their own' in the classroom

Bahamas Information
PARTICIPANTS in the Bahamas' distance learn-
ing technical and vocational programme from the
University of Technology in Jamaica were show-
cased during the Commonwealth Education Minis-
ters meeting.
"The greatest success is hearing principals say,
and of course seeing the annual performance
appraisals, that the teachers now have come into
their own and they are excellent in the classroom,"
said director of Education Iris Pinder.
Added Commonwealth of Learning president Sir
John Daniel: "This is a very good example of
the kind of things the commonwealth of Learning
"It is an example of countries getting together
using technology and distance learning to achieve the
very important goal of improving the quality of
teaching through the teachers themselves."

Already the programme is having a Common-
wealth-wide resonance having been adopted in
Ghana and West Africa.
In the 1990s when Caribbean governments were
looking at diversification of economy, education
was called on to supply the skills needed, Mrs Pinder
The Caribbean Ministers of Education requested
the Commonwealth of Learning to implement a
teacher training programme for technical and voca-
tional teachers who were not trained.
"At that time technical and vocational teachers
did not receive the prestige as other teachers did sim-
ply because many of these were employed because
of their skills, not so much because of their training,"
said Mrs Pinder.
With respect to the Bahamas, she said, the over-
all goal was to increase the number of trained
Bahamian technical and vocational teachers, with the
primary objective being to provide technical and
vocational teachers with a recognised base qualifi-

cation that will set an appropriate level for compe-
tence in the art of teaching.
"We in the Bahamas employed teachers but they
were not trained teachers," said Mrs Pinder. "They
simply had the skills to teach construction or wood-
work or auto mechanics or technical drawings or
home economics et cetera."
A core curriculum, identified during a meeting in
Nassau in 1992, was piloted five years later in
Jamaica and St Lucia.
In 1999 at a regional workshop in St Lucia when
a comprehensive review of the curriculum was
undertaken, the University of Technology in Jamaica
adopted the role as regional manager for the pro-
In 2001 the Commonwealth of Learning spon-
sored a workshop for Bahamian-based facilitators
entitled" Methods of teaching by distance" held at
the Bahamas Hotel Training College.
Circulars were sent to all schools inviting teachers
who are interested to be a part of the programme.
Twenty-eight teachers from five islands New Prov-
idence, Eleuthera, Abaco, Cat Island and Grand
Bahama responded.
"The curriculum's focus was on pedagogy," said
Mrs Pinder. "The teachers by and large had the
skills and content."
There were 12 modules with 44 self instructional
units including language and communication, admin-
istration and management, learning resources, edu-
cational theory and practice, distance education,
and workshop organisation.
Twenty-one of the 28 teachers stayed with the
programme and 18 have completed it. They were
recognised during the Commonwealth Education
Ministers meeting last week.
"This programme demonstrates the importance of
collaboration, what we call partnership in educa-
tion," said Education Minister Alfred Sears. "The
University of Technology certainly has been a very
hospitable host to our teachers in guiding and
facilitating the professional development
"By your commitment," he told the teacher
trainees, "you have demonstrated the beauty of this
profession and that is this continuing commitment to
life long learning."

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* CHELLY the clown paints the face of Stephanie Davies as part of the celebrations of the 171st
anniversary of Emancipation Day at Fox Hill yesterday.
(Photo: Felipe Major/Tribune staff)

* THE numerous busy stalls on display at Fox Hill's Emanci-
pation Day festival yesterday. The highlight of Emancipation
celebrations for Foxhillians is the celebration of Fox Hill Day
to be held next week Tuesday. In 1834, Fox Hill was a small
community isolated from the rest of the island and slaves did
not hear about the declaration of Emancipation until a week
after its announcement. To this day, residents of Fox Hill cel-
ebrate the 'party' a week late.
(Photo: Felipe Major/Tribune staff)


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strategy to combat

spread of HIV in

education system

THE Ministry of Education
is devising a policy to prevent
the spread of HIV/AIDS with-
in the public education system.
Education Minister Alfred
Sears said that the question of
HIV/ AIDS and education is
not an academic issue for the'
Bahamas. However, a proposed
curriculum will focus on pre-
vention by sensitising and rais-
ing the level of consciousness
of students.
The Caribbean has the sec-
ond prevalence rate of
HIV/AIDS cases, next to sub-
Sahara Africa; and within the
context of the region, the
Bahamas has the second preva-
lence rate.
"We know that throughout
our country, we have children
who are witnessing the early
death of parents and relatives
due to AIDS, and we have a
small number of students," Mr
Sears said.
"So we have to be concern
that we craft a policy that

ensures the dignity and respect
of medical confidentiality of all
stakeholders in our educational
system and equally important
we have to ensure that in all
aspects of our curriculum, we
incorporate information to sen-
sitise students of the importance
of prevention and responsible
Mr Sears made the announce-
ment last week during a press
briefing at the 15th Conference
of Commonwealth Education
Ministers at the Radisson Cable
Beach and Golf Resort.
The ministry hosted 21 coun-
tries to the 15th Conference of
Commonwealth Education
Ministers Mid-Term Review,
July 27 to 30. The conference
was a follow-up to the summit
held in Edinburgh, Scotland in
October 2003.
In Nassau, education minis-
ters continued dialogue on the
six 'action areas" identified in
Edinburgh, namely: improving
quality education using distance

learning to overcome barriers,
supporting education in diffi-
cult circumstances; eliminating
gender disparities in education,
expanding access to universal
primary education; and miti-
gating the impact of HIV/AIDS
in education.
Educators in the Caribbean
(Commonwealth nations) are
also grappling with the scourge
of HIV/AIDS, prevalent among
school students between the
ages 13 and 19.'


The Minister of Education,
Youth and Culture of Jamaica,
.Maxine Henry-Wilson also
shared her country's concerns
regarding education on the
killer disease.
"It is perhaps one of the most
devastating issues, in the sense
that it is now prevailing in the
school population," she said.
Recent research shows that

* Dr Alpha Wurie, Minister of Education, Sierra Leone; Ann Keeling, Commonwealth Secretari-
at; and Alfred Sears, Minister of Education.

in the case of Jamaica, there is
increasing prevalence in
HIV/AIDS amongst girls ages
13 to 19.
Mrs Henry-Wilson said
although Jamaica has a nation-
al policy on HIV/AIDS efforts
are being made to make per-
sons understand the gravity of
the situation.
"We speak about matters
involving protected sex, to try
and get our young ladies and
our young men to understand
that early sex and multiple part-
ners offer a great threat to them
personally," she said. "So it is an
education function. It is also to
ensure that we do not have dis-

crimination and people know
what AIDS is about and they
know how to protect them-
Mrs Henry-Wilson also noted
that Jamaica has returned to
the recognition that education
is the best hope for improve-
ment in the quality of life for
Noel Burke, deputy minister
of education, Quebec, and
Canada said that in the context
of the conference, discussions
focused on the differentiation
between sex education and edu-
cation on HIV/AIDS.
He noted 'that Canada has
had a well-established sex edu-

cation programme in schools
for a number of years and has
incorporated HIV/AIDS edu-
cation into its curriculum He
added that sex education is seen
in the context of personal devel-
opment, rather than specifically,
a category of education about
sex and sexuality.
Mr Burke then suggested that
Commonwealth countries inte-
grate these components of sex
education into its school sys-
"Any occasion where educa-
tors in different context can
share and collaborate and cre-
ate partnerships, that is the
secret to success," he said.

AIDS epidemic is 'only getting started',

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Ground is finally broken on

City Market in Cable Beach

NEARLY two decades after City Market
first aimed to build a new superstore in Cable
Beach, ground was broken on July 1 on a
24,000-square foot facility on West Bay Street.
"This has been a long time coming, nearly
20 years," said Bruce Souder, managing direc-
tor of the popular grocery chain with nine
stores in New Providence and three in Grand
Construction of the building, located across
from Sandals Royal Bahamian and immedi-
ately west of the existing store, is expected
to take 15 months and City Market, which is
leasing the structure, hopes to open in early
Earlier delays in construction were caused
by a variety of zoning-related issues, but as
more resorts and retail operations occupied
the high-traffic area, neighbours welcomed
news of the large store, complete with deli, hot
meals and imported gourmet foods as well as
standard grocery items and housewares.
"The timing is fortunate because we want to
be ready for all the new development that is
taking place on Cable Beach," said Souder,
referring to the massive $1.2 billion transfor-
mation of the aging Cable Beach strip.
Plans call for the creation of a resort
fronting on what many consider one of the
most beaches in New Providence. That pro-
ject, undertaken by Baha Mar Development,
will include casino, golf course, tennis, sports,
jogging trails, gym and spa, water parks,
restaurants, entertainment areas and upscale
"In addition to the changes coming on
Cable Beach, the new store reaffirms our
commitment to the Bahamas, to our cus-
tomers, our employees and our sharehold-
ers," said Souder. Additional staff will be
hired to handle the expanded store, which is
more than double the size of the existing struc-
City Market is operated by Bahamas Super-
markets, a publicly held company. Sales from
all 12 stores, including three operating as
Winn-Dixie in Grand Bahama, help fund the
BahamasSupermarkets Foundation which has
awarded $7.5 million in scholarships to 1,599
deserving students since its inception in 1968.
I CGT Contractors and Developers are gen-
eral contractors..Project architect is Neil
Behagg and Associates. The existing store,
according to Carl G Treco, director of
Madeira Plaza, the landlord, will be renovat-
ed, upgraded and available for retail lease.

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THE Department of Health's Expanded Programme on Immunization will
be highlighting Immunization Awareness Week from September 18-25,
under the theme "Bahamas, Stay Alive, Immunize in 2005".
The following activities are planned for the special week:
Sunday, September 18 10am, church service at Mt Tabor Full Gospel
Tuesday, September 20 Preschool Poster Competition at the Depart-
ment of Public Health's head office, Meeting Street;
Wednesday, September 21 Immunisation Symposium (Workshop) at

the Emmaus Centre, St Augustine's College;
Thursday, September 22 Immunisation Awards luncheon at SuperClub
Saturday, September 24 Immunisation Outreach at the Marathon Mall
between 10am and 6pm and;
Sunday, September 23 Immunisation March, starting 3.30pm from the
Town Centre Mall.
For more information contact tthe Department of Public Health EPI
Unit at 502-4737.



Freeport in a rush to

celebrate 50th anniversary

Tribune Freeport
the Rush" Junkanoo Parade
lived up to all expectations
and has been dubbed the
biggest cultural parade in
Freeport's history.
. More than 16,000 residents
turned out at Explorer's Way
for the highly anticipated bat-
tle for $75,000 in cash prizes.
Three major junkanoo
groups from New Providence
- Saxons, Valley Boys and
Roots, as well as the Grand
Bahama All Star group, took
to the streets at 8pm Sunday.
Many lined the parade

. route around the post office
and some even climbed on the
roof tops of businesses and
trailers to cheer on their
favourite groups.
The parade was held as part
of the Grand Bahama Port
Authority 50th anniversary
celebration of the August 4th
signing of the Hawksbill
Creek Agreement.
Several junkanoo pieces
depicted Freeport founding
father Wallace Groves, and
various other Port Authority
names such as Willie Moss,
Edward St George, Sir Jack
Hayward and Sir
A 1 bert

star Rick Foxx and Olympic
gold medallist Eldece Clark-
Lewis were also present as the
special celebrity judges for the
event and Minister of Tourism
Obie Wilchcombe officially
kicked off the parade.
Due to the success of the
event, which also drew resi-
dents from New Providence
and Abaco, organisers are
planning to make it an annual
occasion in Freeport.
Spokesman Peter Adderley
said they looking to invite the
three top finishers in the New
Year's Day parade on Bay
Street to compete against an
All Star team from Grand



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slow down'

Senior Business
ahamian Real-
tors were among
the professionals
impacted by the -
inability of the governmerit-
controlled Investment B6ard
and the National Economic
Council to streamline the
approvals process, said
Bahamas Real Estate Associa-
tion (BREA) president Pat
As a result, local Realtors
have become increasingly con-
cerned over the slow down of
certain potential projects in
Abaco and New Providence.
In an interview with The Tri-
bune, Mr Strachan said that as
a result of the long delays expe-
rienced during the approvals
process, association members
are expected to meet with Min-
ister of Financial Services and
Investments Allyson Maynard-

"It's a major concern, there's
been no improvement in how
long it takes the Board to make
a decision and the situation is
especially bad for projects in
Abaco and New Providence.
We're going to get back to the
minister about our concerns
because it's a major problem,"
said Mr Strachan..
While the amount of earn-
ings lost or stalled as a result of
the current system might be
difficult to specify, Mr Strachan
believes that a number of trans-
actions have been stalled,
meaning that a significant
amount of. revenue potential
hangs in the balance.
He said that since his last
meeting with Mrs Maynard-
Gibson in February the process
has not improved at all.
Meanwhile, Mr Strachan
continues to question the legal-
ity of Turnberry Associates a
foreign company that has been
allowed to sell real estate in
the Bahamas.
Earlier this year, Kerzner
International and Turnberry
Associates joined forces to help

promote and sell its anticipated
500-unit condo hotel, giving
Turnberry the exclusive right
to handle the high-end real
"How is it that our licensed
members, that our brokers
need to be licensed by the Real
Estate Association to get a
business licence renewed, and
how is it that a foreigner can

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CAFtA and its implications for

an economy like the Bahamas

I couldn't help but to
notice all the press
given to the passage
of the Central Amer-
ican Free Trade
Agreement (CAFTA) by the
US Congress last week. This
agreement had previously
been passed by the US Sen-
ate on June 30, 2005 by a vote
of 55-45. The final step now
is for President Bush (who
used a lot of political favors
to garner support for CAF-
TA) to sign the agreement.
In February 2004, I wrote
in a column "In the Americas,


the United States current and
in process Free Trade Agree-
ments (FTA's) partners rep-
resents more than two-thirds
of the hemisphere's economy,
not counting the US." I then
went on to predict that within
a few years all of the hemi-
sphere's economies will be
covered by an FTA, of one
kind or another, with the US.
It is widely believed that
CAFTA will be the blue print
for all other hemispheric
FTAs between the US and
other regional groupings. It is
likely that eventually the US

will pursue an FTA with
CARICOM, or individual
countries within the region.
CAFTA is a trade pact
signed between Costa Rica,
Dominican Republic, El Sal-
vador, Guatemala, Honduras,
Nicaragua, and the United
States. The terms of the agree-
ment were actually agreed in
early 2004, but each individual
country's legislature must then
approve it before it becomes
law. The only countries left to
ratify the agreement are Cos-
ta Rica, Nicaragua and the

Dominican Republic.
The countries of CAFTA
(excluding the US) represent a
population of approximately
45 million persons and a com-
bined GDP of less than one
per cent of that of the United
States. Looking at the relative
size another way, the CAFTA
economy is about equal in size
to that of the City of Sacra-
mento (the capital of Califor-
Notwithstanding the lop-
sided relative GDP size com-
parisons, CAFTA countries

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52wk-HI 52wk-Low Symbol Previous Close Today's Close Change Daily Vol. EPS Div PIE Yield
1.10 0.89 Abaco Markets 0.89 0.89 0.00 -0.208 0.000 N/M 0.00
9.00 8.00 Bahamas Property Fund 9.00 9.000.00 1.452 0.340 6.2 3.78
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 0.040 18.5 3.48
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 0.004 0.060 NM 2.73
9.08 6.75 Commonwealth Bank 8.80 8.79 -0.01 4,100 0.673 0.410 12.5 4.66
2.50 0.62 Doctor's Hospital 2.26 2.48 0.22 2,000 0.452 0.000 5.5 0.00
4.12 3.85 Famguard 4.12 4.12 0.00 0.428 0.240 9.6 5.83
10.50 9.19 Finco 10.49 10.49 0,00 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 0.675 0.500 13.3 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 0.526 0.405 18.3 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 6.09 5.97 -0 12 0.184 0.000 33.1 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 PIE 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 28.0043.00 41. 00 2.220 0.000 19.4 0.00
16.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 13.00 14.00 13000 1.105 0.810 14.6 6.93
060 0.35 RND Holdings 029 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 'Fund2.3657 -
10.4330 10.0000 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 104330**-.
2.2528 2.1164 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.252768**
1.1200 1.0510 Colina Bond Fund 1.120044"***

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52wk-Low- Lowest closing price in last 52 week Ask Selling price of Colina and fldelit
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volum Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Close. Current day's weighted price for daily volum Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prion wee
Change- Change in closing price from day to da EPS A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12
Dally Vol. Number of total shares traded toda NAV Net Asset Value .
DIV Dividends per share paid in the last d2 month N/M Not Meaningful
PIE- Closing price divided by the last 12 month earning FINDEX- The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1. 194 =
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represent the United States'
second largest export market
in Latin America and thir-
teenth largest export market
worldwide as surprising as
it seems. In 2003 the US
exported some $15 billion
worth of goods to CAFTA
countries, while it imported
some $17 billions worth of
Historically, CAFTA coun-
tries exported primarily agri-
cultural products such as
fruits, vegetables, meat, cof-
fee, sugar and tobacco to the
United States, whereas now it
seems growingly tilted towards
textiles for large companies
such as Wal-Mart. US exports
were items such a equipment
and machinery. However, if
CAFTA passes in all coun-
tries services (financial ser-
vices in particular) will
become a much larger com-
ponent of US exports to the

What does CAFTA have to
say about Financial Ser-

While the Bahamas does
not produce or export any sig-
nificant amount of agricultur-
al products or textiles finan-
cial services is an important
component of its economy.
(However, the notable excep-
tion to this is our fisheries
exports.) If we accept that the
US will seek FTAs with essen-
tially the entire hemisphere,
then we must concern our-
selves with the financial ser-
vices concessions that coun-
terparties have to concede to
the US.
The US Department of
Commerce on its website says:
"Improving the conditions for
financial institutions to pro-
vide services is a key compo-
nent of the US trade liberal-

ization agenda. The financial
sector is a critical component
of a nation's economy: it not
only contributes directly to
output and employment but
also provides an essential
infrastructure for the func-
tioning of the entire econo-
And: "The CAFTA coun-
tries' commitments in the
financial services sector
include core obligations of
national treatment, most-
favoured nation treatment,
and additional market access
obligations for investment.
The Agreement also includes
provisions on cross-border
trade in financial services, new
financial services, regulatory
transparency and objective
and impartial administration
of domestic regulation. In
addition, the Agreement
includes important commit-
ments relating to branching,
asset management and use of
foreign-based portfolio man-
agers by mutual funds."

Banking and Securities

CAFTA will lock in rights
for US financial service sup-
pliers to establish wholly
owned subsidiaries or joint
ventures. Also, banks will be
ensured the ability to estab-
lish a direct branch from
abroad in most countries.
Central America has commit-
ted without reservation to
allow its citizens to consume
banking and securities services
abroad and will also allow US-
based firms to offer services
cross-border to Central Amer-
icans in areas such as finan-
cial information and data pro-
cessing, and financial advisory

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

Interested persons should submit a resume
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get a business licence without
showing a broker's licence?"
asked Mr Strachan.
The BREA president said he
intends to speak with the Min-
ister of State for Finance James
Smith, and ask how a company
that has qualified for millions
of dollars in concessions to
expand its tourism product can
be .allowed to bring in another
company to engage in, what he
sees as, illegal activity, the sell-
ing of Bahamian real estate in
the form of condo units, priced
from $675,000 to more than $2
He said that under Bahami-
an law, BREA is the licensing
body for Realtors and brokers

and only licensed individuals
can sell real estate in the
Bahamas. He said also that the
Act identifies the requirements
that need to be in place before
an individual can receive a
commission on the sale of real
estate, such as the listing of the
property and the holding of a
"Our agents are licensed by
our board, these foreign com-
panies cannot have listings here
because they are not licensed
by the board. They are saying
that they have sold close to 20
per cent of the units. They've
sold those units without the
participation of licensed
agents," said Mr Strachan.

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"It's puzzling to me to see
how these guys can come in
here and just disobey the law.
Ed Fields (of Kerzner Interna-
tional) is talking about the Par-
adise Island Development
Licence Board, that's the first
I've ever heard of it. As far as
I'm concerned, these guys are
breaking the law and I chal-
lenge any attorney for Kerzner
and Turnberry Isle to prove me
wrong. They admitted they are
being paid a commission for
each unit sold."
Mr Strachan said the Asso-
ciation is in the process of
preparing proposed amend-
ments to fill all loopholes in
the current law.


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Bahamian Contractors' Association is looking

for an Executive Director with Construction

and Management Experience.

Send Resumes to: nr

Lisa Polichemi

Fax 363-1539

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Ansbacher Bahamas Limited is pleased to announce the availability of commercial
space in downtown Nassau. This space is located on the 3rd floor, One Bank Lane,
Ansbacher House and was formerly occupied by the British High Commissioner.
This is well-maintained and appointed office space available for occupancy from
July 1, 2005. The building is maintained in first dass condition and indicative terms
and conditions are set out below. Actual terms and conditions are subject to a final

Available Space 3,860 sq/feet

US $30 sq/ft per annum, payable quarterly in advance

Utilities are charged on a pro-rated basis, based of the occupied area. This
space represents 14.2% of the total sq/ft of the building. Amounts are
payable quarterly in arrears. (Last two quarters charges were in the US
$6,500 to US $8,000 per quarter) This covers, Electricity, Air-conditioning,
Water, Sewer, Property Tax, Security and Maintenance of the building
common areas and washrooms.

We would be looking for an initial term of 3 years, with and option to

The following parking spaces are also available for rent:
Covered Parking 3 spaces @ US $120/per month
Uncovered Parking 2 spaces @ US $80/ per month


Robert Davidowski (502-3679)
Bryan Pennerman (502-3701)

Ansbacher (Bahamas) Limited
P.O. Box N-7768
Bank Lane
Nassau, Bahamas
Phone + 1-242-322-1161
Fax: +1-242-325-0524


Career Opportunity

FirstCaribbean International Bank is the combination of CIBC and Barclays Bank in the Caribbean, Bahamas
and Belize. We are the region's largest publicly traded bank with over 3,000 staff serving over 5.3 million
people in 16 countries. We manage over 500,000 active accounts through more than 80 branches and centres.
To manage and develop a professional and fully integrated client/practice facing country Sourcing Team
To assist in the development and maintenance of close working relationships between the Sourcing Team and the
Strategic Business Units
To implement processes for the selection, appraisal and management of suppliers
To ensure compliance with Sourcing and Supply Management's policies and procedures so that commercial, financial
and service delivery risks are mitigated wherever possible
To initiate, approve and administer local supply and service contracts
8-10 years' experience in a commercial environment with 2 years at a Senior Management Level operating in a
client-facing practice
3-5 years' experience of successfully managing a Sourcing Team
Experience in conducting negotiations with regards to the provision of 3rd party goods and services
Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) or Institute of Supply Management (ISM) qualified or equivalent
will be an asset
We offer an attractively structured compensation and reward package as well as performance bonuses.
Applications with detailed resumes should be submitted no later than 5th August, 2005 to:
Karen Bynoe
Administrative Assistant
Human Resources Department
Head Office
Only applicants who are short-listed will be contacted.

Caribbean Pride. International Strength. Your Financial Partner.
FirstCaribbean International Bnk is oan Associated Company
of Barclays Bank PLC and CIBC.

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In collaboration with the Educational Guaranteed Fund Loan Program
of The Ministry of Education, Bank of The Bahamas International is
pleased to advise that the cheque disbursement for ALL Students in
The Loan Program will take place at The Holy Trinity Activities
Center Stapledon Gardens from August 8th, 2005 through August
19th, 2005 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm as follows:-

A-B: Monday 8th, August 2005
C-D: Tuesday 9th, August 2005
E-G: Wednesday 10th, August 2005
H-K: Thursday 11th, August 2005
L-M: Friday 12th, August 2005
N-R: Monday 15th, August 2005
S: Tuesday 16th, August 2005'
T-Z: Wednesday 17th, August 2005

Time: 9:00 am 3:00 pm

Place: Holy Trinity Activities Centre,
Stapledon Gardens
Returning Students: Both Students AND Guarantors should be present
and must bring relevant Identification (Valid Passport and National Insurance


New Students: Both Students AND Guarantors should be present and
bring relevant Identification (Valid Passport, National Insurance Card,
Ctirrent Job Letter and a copy of Utility Bill)

Cheques will not be released until all necessary documentation has been

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1. Shirts -Long sleeve/White
2. Men's Trousers Black
3. Female Pants Black
4. Female Skirts Black
5. Female Vests Black
6. Neckties Black
7. Men's Socks Black
8. Coats Black
9. Work Pants Navy Blue
10. Work Skirts Navy Blue

Tenders should be addressed to:

Tenders Board
Cecil Wallace-Whitfield Building
Cable Beach
Nassau, The Bahamas

Sealed envelopes should'be clearly marked "Tenders for Customs
Uniforms" and should be submitted by 12th August, 2005.

Specifications of the quantity and quality for uniforms may be
collected at Customs House, Thompson Boulevard, Monday through
Friday between the hours of 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.

All rights are reserved to reject any or all tenders.


Ruth Millar (Mrs.)'




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Esso Wulff & Mackey

Closed for renovations

from August 1st, 2005

The Management of Esso Wulff & Mackey
would like to inform the public that as of
August 1st, 2005, the station will be closed
for renovations.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused
and anticipate doing business with you in
our upgraded facilities.

We're drivers too.

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

Seeking applications for
Responsible, mature individual with the ability to drive and
operate concrete truck, Bobcat, backhoe etc.
Must be willing to relocate to EXUMA
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Please fax your cover letter and resume to
the attention of
'" Madchine.Operator 'at 327-1569
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Cable Beach Resorts seeks dynamic and resourceful individuals for the following positions:
Director Food & Beverage Cost Control
Successful candidate will manage the resorts' Food & Beverage Cost Control Department
which will implement and maintain food and beverage cost controls for all Baha Mar owned
and operated entities. Candidate will provide food and beverage cost control policies and
procedures training to operational personnel as necessary to achieve operating controls and
target cost performance, coordinate all day-to-day food and beverage cost control record
keeping and issuance of daily food and beverage management reports. A Certified Public
Accountant or Chartered Accountant is preferred with a minimum of 10 years experience.
Familiarity with standard concepts, practices and procedures, exceptional communication
skills, outstanding management capabilities, and proven capacity to work effectively with
individuals at all levels are essential.
To ensure full consideration, interested candidates should submit a cover letter and curriculum
vitae under confidential cover to or via private fax to (242) 327-
5897 no later than August 15, 2005. All responses will be hdd in the strictest confidence





Wyndham Nassau Resort & Crystal Palace Casino seeks to hire an Internal Auditor Casino
Complimentaries. The successful candidate will conduct ongoing audits of casino complimentary
charges, verifying approvals to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures,
prepares monthly summary reports for resort and casino management. Minimum requirements
for the position are an undergraduate degree in Accounts (preferred but not necessary), with
7 10 years experience, excellent communication skills and a proven capacity to work
effectively with individuals at all levels is essential.

Please forward curriculum vitae with salary requirements via e-mail to
or via private fax to (242) 327-5897 by no later than August 15, 2005. All responses will
be held in the strictest confidence.



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RBC/Royal Bank of Canada invites tenders for the purchase of the

"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No. 13, Blk #30,
Gleniston situated in the Eastern District of the Island of New Providence
one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas situated
thereon is a Single Family Residence consisting of (2) Bedrooms,
(11/2) Bathrooms.

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained ina Mortgage

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope, addressed
to the manager, Royal Bank Collection Centre, P.O. Box N-7549,
Nassau, Bahamas and marked "tender 1102" all offers must be received
by the close of business 4:00 pm, Friday 12th August, 2005.



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

"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot #'s 22 & 23, Glengariff Gardens
situated in the Eastern District of the Island of New Providence one
of the islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon
is a single-family residence consisting of three (3) bedrooms and two
(2) bathrooms.

Property Size: 18,310 sq. ft.
Building Size: 3,080 sq. ft.

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in a Mortgage

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope, addressed
to the manager, Royal Bank Collections, P.O. Box N-7549, Nassau,
Bahamas and marked "tender 0670" all offers must be received by the
close of business 4:00 pm, Friday 12th August, 2005.

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(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company is
in dissolution, which commenced on the 29th day of July,
2005. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., of P.O.Box N-7757
Nassau, Bahamas.




RBC/Royal Bank of Canada invites tenders for the purchase of the

"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No. 100, in Colony
Village situate in the Eastern District of the Island of New Providence
one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas situated
thereon is a Single Family Residence consisting of (3) Bedrooms, (2)

Property Size: 10,053 sq. ft.
Building Size: 2,273 sq. ft.

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in a Mortgage

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope, addressed
to the manager, Royal Bank of Canada, P.O. Box N-7549, Nassau,
Bahamas and marked "tender 1269" all offers must be received by the
close of business .4:00 pm, Friday 12th August, 2005.





(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company is
in dissolution, which commenced on the 29th day of July,
2005. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., of P.O.Box N-7757,
Nassau, Bahamas.




(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that 'the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
,2 ay f July, 20.05The Liquidator is Argosa Coip.
,Inc., 0. P O. Box N-7757, Nassau, Bahamas.


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NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance With Section 137
(4) of the International Business Companies Act. No. 45 of 2000,
VRONI COMMERCIAL CORP., is in dissolution as of July
28th, 2005.

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



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

"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No. 1527, Pinewood
Gardens situated in Southern District of the Island of New Providence
one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas situated
thereon is a Single Family Residence consisting of (3) Bedrooms, (2)

Property Size: 5,000 sq. ft.
Building Size: 1,064 sq. ft.
This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in a Mortgage

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope, addressed
to the manager, Royal Bank Collections, P.O. Box N-7549, Nassau,
Bahamas and marked "tender 1269" all offers must be received by the
close of business 4:00 pm, Friday 12th August, 2005.



.RBC/Royal Bank of Canada invites tenders for the purchase of the

"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot on eastern side of
South Ocean Blvd, situated in Western District of the Island of New
Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas
situated thereon is Vacant Land.

Property Size: 19,159 sq. ft.

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in a Mortgage

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope, addressed
to the manager, Royal Bank Collection Centre, P.O. Box N-7549,
Nassau, Bahamas and marked "tender 0684" all offers must be received
by the close of business 4:00 pm, Friday 12th August, 2005.




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CAFTA and its

implications for

an economy like

the Bahamas

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The insurance commitments
contained in the financial ser-
vices chapter of the Agree-
ment are comprehensive and
generally provide good treat-
ment for insurance providers.
Significant liberalization was
achieved with the removal of
economic needs tests and for-
eign equity limitations. These
insurance commitments are
significant improvements over
current WTO obligations.
In conclusion, the CAFTA
agreement as it relates to
financial services has one fun-
damental underpinning and
that is the issue of market
access. While CSME has been
put to bed for now issues
such as market access and
rights of establishment will
come back at us through
I would urge participants in
the banking and insurance sec-
tors to start to strategically
plan for the changes that will
be inevitable in the not too
distant future. Market access
is a key part of the US Trade
agenda. This will have signifi-
cant implications for competi-
tion within the domestic finan-

cial sector; exchange controls
and our policy of reservations
as it relates to certain eco-
nomic activity. It will also raise
the capital ante for most types
of businesses operating in the
sector and unfortunately mar-
ginalize many existing opera-
While this article did not
focus on the arguments.
against CAFTA (which are
numerous and significant) it

is fair to say that many do not
see this as being advantageous
to the other parties (coun-
Until next week...
Larry R Gibson, a Char-
tered Financial Analyst, is
Vice President Pensions,
Colonial Pensions Services
(Bahamas) Limited, a wholly
owned subsidiary of Colonial

Group International Ltd,
which owns Atlantic Medical
Insurance Ltd and is a major
shareholder of Security &
General Insurance Company
in The Bahamas.

The views expressed are
those of the author and does
not necessarily represent those
of Colonial Group Interna-
tional or any of its subsidiary
and/or affiliated companies.
Please direct any questions or
comments to rlgibson@atlanti-

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Invites applications from experienced qualified Christian
candidates for the following position for the 2005 2006
school year.

Dean of Students

Applicants must:
A. Be a practicing born-again Christian who is willing to
subscribe to the Statement of Faith of Temple Christian
B. Have a Bachelor's Degree or higher from a recognized
College or University in the area of specialization.
C. Have a valid Teacher's Certificate or Diploma.
D. Have at least five years teaching experience, three of
which must be at the high school level
E. Possess excellent organizational, inter-personal
communicative skills.
F. Be able to assist with all aspects of the Administration.
G. Be able to discipline, counsel students.
H. Have high moral standards.
Application must be picked up at the High School office on
Shirley Street and be returned by August 5th, 2005 a full
curriculum vitae, recent coloured photograph, church
affiliation, pastor's name and three references to:
Mr. Neil Hamilton
The Principal
Temple Christian High School
P.O. Box N-17537
Nassau, Bahamas
Deadline for application is August 5th, 2005

Statistical Advisor

The CentralBankof Tinidad and Tobago is seeking to recruit a suitably qualifiedindividual
to fill the position of Statistical Advisior in the Research Department.

Job Summary
To advise on and guide the collection, analysis, storage and dissemination of the Central
Bank's economic statistics; to supervise the Statistics Unit of the Research Department.

* Maintains and enhances the Bank's statistical information infrastructure e.g. FAME
database and reviews statistical databases with a view to improving processes for
information gathering/compilation.
* Assists in the development of a methodology for electronic storage of statistical
*- Coordinates the development of new indicators for assessing the performance of
the financial system (i.e. for pensions and insurance, credit, mutual funds, capital
and foreign exchange markets) and advises on the development of surveys for the
collection of economic statistics.
* Ensures the preparation of relevant statistical infomation for uploading to the Bank's
* Manages the distribution of the Bank's statistical publications.
* Coordinates data requests from the Bank's external stakeholders and maintains the
Bank's commitments to various data dissemination standards (e.g. GDDS)
* Supervises the work and output of the Statistical Unit of the Research Department.
* A university degree in Economics, Statistics, Business, Accounting (at least Lower
Second Class honours) or a professional designation such as ACCA or CFA.
* A post graduate degree in Economics or Statistics would be an asset.
* Working knowledge of project management methodologies.
* Proficiency in use of Statistical software, Database Management and Microsoft Office
* 10 years experience with at least 5 years at a senior supervisory level.

* Analytical Skills/Problem Solving The ablility to analyze issues in a thorough,
systematic manner; to focus on critical details while keeping sight of the big picture;
to make well-reasoned, timely and sound decisions and to develop solutions.
* Planning and Organising Manages and organises work in order to meet or exceed
* Results Orientation Drives for closure, results and success; persists when faced
with obstacles and challenges.
* Flexibility/Adaptability Demonstrates openness and flexibility when faced with
change; copes effectively with challenging situations and adversity.
* Teamwork and Cooperation Able to work with others interdependently toward
a common goal and to feel a shared responsibility with other members of a team/
* Communication Able to communicate effectively in writing and to prepare technical
reports for Senior Management or external publics as required.

The Bank offers an attractive remuneration package which includes a Group Health
Plan and other benefits.

Applications should be made in writing to:
Senior Manager
Human Resource and Communications
Central Bank of Trinidad & Tobago
P.O. Box 1250
Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago

.Fax No. 1-868-624-6528

Closing date for submission: August 10, 2005

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
All applications will be acknowledged.

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Invitation for Bid

The U.S. Embassy is seeking professional
construction companies to submit bids/proposals
on the following construction projects:

1. Removal and provision of custom-made PGT
Windows Wingard Single Hung Windows and
Aluminum Jalousie Windows.
2. Renovations to include the enclosure of porches,
tiling and installation of PGT Windows
3. Construction of out-doori garbage housing unit
4. Provision and installation of electronic gate
5. Construction of car wash facility
6. Interior and exterior painting of residence
7. Construction of Staff Caf6, and walk-ways
8. Installation of galvanized chain-linked fencing
9. Removal and replacement of air-conditioning
ducts throughout residence
10. Provision and installation of aluminum rails and
gate around swimming pool.

A full Solicitation Package may be picked up from
the Lobby of the Embassy, located at 42 Queen Street
during the period of Tuesday, August 02 Tuesday,
August 09, 2005 between the hours of 9:00 am and
4:00 pm weekdays.

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The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified individual to
fill the position ofSenior Economist in the Research Department.
To coordinate and oversee research activities in order to provide economic analyses to the Bank's
management, so as to assist in the formulation of effective economic, monetary and financial

* Produces routine and non-routine reports on econonic, monetary and financial policy issues
for senior management.
* Assists the Manager in ensuring that the macroeconomic data produced is relevant, accurate
and timely.
* Assists the Manager in indentifying critical microeconomic and macroeconomic issues and
where relevant proposing appropriate policy action.
* Represents the Bank at local and international fora in technical and related issues.
* Effectively manages human resource issues of direct reports and ensures that employee
performance is monitored with ongoing coaching and feedback.

* A university degree in Economics. Finance or Statistics (at least lower second class honours
or a G.P.A. of 3).
* Post graduate degree in Economics, Finance, Statistics or equivalent post qualification training
(minimum 5 years).
* Advanced knowledge of econometric and statistical methodologies.
* Considerable work experience across all economic sectors (monetary, fiscal, real sector

* Effective supervisory and coaching skills.
* Strong communication and presentation skills.
* Languages: Spanish (optional).
* At least 9 12 years experience required.

* Technical Expertise: Advanced knowledge of statistical methodologies, economic models,
quantative methods and working knowledge of the relevant I.T. systems. Advanced training
in Economics, Finance, Statistics or equivalent post qualification training in the relevant
areas of expertise.
* Communication Skills: Excellent presentation/oralskills; proven ability to prepare reports
and to convey technical information in a succinct manner.
* Results Orientation: Manages and organises work in a manner that minimises
potential problems in order to exceed targets.
* Flexibility/Adaptability: Revises priorities readily in order to meet timelines.
Ability to adapt to organisational changes.
* Interpersonal Effectiveness: Proven ability to develop and maintain effective
working relationships in a team environment.
The Bank offers an attractive remuneration package which includes a Group Health Plan and
other benefits.
Applications should be made in writing to:
Senior Manager
Human Resource and Conununications
Central Bank of Trinidad & Tobago
P.O. Box 1250
Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago
Email: hr(
Fax No. 1-868-624-6528
Closing date for submission: August 10, 2005
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
All applications will be acknowledged.

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The Grand Bahama Development Company Limited (Devco) is a major
Real Estate Developer and is responsible for master planning most of
the land zoned for tourist/ commercial and residential use within the city
of Freeport. Devco undertakes development in its own right as well as
selling land to third party Developers. The company is jointly owned
by The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited and Hutchison Whampoa

A vacancy exists for a suitably qualified BUSINESS MANAGER who
will report to the CEO of DEVCO

Applicants should have the following:

0 International Business Experience
F1 A CPA or hold an MBA or equivalent degree.

The individual will be responsible for

O Research and preparation of feasiblity studies and Business Plans
F1 General administration and coordination between departmental
heads within Devco and the Port Authority Group of Companies

An attractive package and an interesting and challenging work
environment are available for the right candidate.

R6sumes with supporting documentations should be submitted to:

The Personnel Department
The Grand Bahama Development Company Limited
P.O.Box F-42666
Freeport. Grand Bahama
on or before August 15, 2005


Pursuant to Section 35(1) of the Lotteries and
Gaming Act, Chapter 351 of the Statute Laws
of The Bahamas, Notice is hereby given that
PNK (EXUMA) LTD., a company incorporated
under the Laws of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, in accordance with provisions of
sections 34 of the aforementioned Act, has
made application to the Secretary of the Gaming
Board of The Bahamas for a licence to operate
a casino of approximately 5000 square feet
situate at the Emerald Bay Resort, Exuma, The
Bahamas. Any person or persons having
objection should submit two copies of the
objections to the Secretary of the Gaming Board
at P.O.Box N-4565, Nassau, The Bahamas.



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Assistant in the Administration
Departme nt
* Associate Degree in Busines/Management;
* Certified Professional Secretay
* At least 2 years experience ina Coiporate or
business setting
* Professional Deportment;
* Excellent written skills;
* Computer literate;
* Outstandingcustomer service skills
Position Summary:
The successful candidate will:
* Coordinate tIe offices of the Chief
Operations Officer andthe Vice-President
for Nursing;
* Organize andficilitate booking and
priepareaion of the Conference Center;
* Compile reports/minutes related to strategic

Training Officer
* Bachelor's degree in Human Resvurce
Management/A ddt Educationpreferred.
* Associates Degree or Certificate in Tmining
accepted in one or more of the following
Human Resources
Personnel Relations/Business
* 2 -3 years experience in Corporate or
business setting preferally in Human
Personnel oradministration
* Outstanding Culomer Service and excellent
computer skills required.
* Outstanding written andoral communication
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individual to fill the position ofSenior Market Analyst in the Domestic Market Operations
Department. The Department is responsible for providing advice and implementing policy
relative to the domestic, money and capital and foreign exchange markets

Job Summary
To assess the operational efficiencies of the domestic, money and capital and foreign ex-
change markets in order to recommend policy strategy for the implementation of monetary
and exchange rate policies and to undertake initiatives for stimulating the development
of these markets.

* Recommends and implements improvements in the operational efficiencies of the
money, government securities and foreign exchange markets.
* Monitors developments and liaises with market participants in the domestic, money
and capital and foreign exchange markets; coordinates meetings as required.
* Provides guidance and coordinates the work of the Analysis in the domestic, money
and capital and foreign exchange markets.
* Conducts appropriate intervention strategies in the domestic, foreign exchange and
money markets.
* Oversees functioning of the primary dealer system and bureau de change
* A first degree in Economics, Banking, Finance or a related discipline (at least lower
second class honours).
* Professional certification in a related field will be an asset.
* Aminimum often (10) years working experience in the financial sector with three (3)
years at a senior level.

* Previous working experience in a research environment would be an asset.

* Leadership a track record of success in motivation staff and fostering the learning and
development of others through encouraging, managing and coaching/ mentoring.
* Communication Skills Excellent presentation/ oral skills and proven ability to
prepare reports and to convey technical information in a succinct manner.
* Interpersonal Effectiveness proven ability to develop and maintain effective
working relationships and manage diversity in a team environment.
* Technological Awareness strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Excell,
Powerpoint, Word and Database Management.
* Result Orientation Ability to manage and organise work in a manner that minimises
potential problems in order to exceed targets.

The Bank offers an attractive remuneration package which includes a Group Health
Plan and other benefits.

Applications should be made in writing to:
Senior Manager
Human Resource and Communications
Central Bank of Trinidad & Tobago
P.O. Box 1250
Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago
Fax No. 1-868-624-6528
Closing date for submission: August 10, 2005
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
All applications will be acknowledged.


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urist Acupuncture Health Center N-90
turist The Eden Centre SS-5238
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Twenty/Twenty Optical F-41113
ist Bahamas Optical Centre N-8322
ist imperial Optical Co (Nassau) Ltd. N-10696
ist Island Optical F-44209
ist Optique Shoppe N-1234
rist Family Eye Care Centre & PMH SS-6511
ist Palmdale Optical SS-6772
1rst MJB Optical N-1594
rist Pearie Vission F-40364
1st Palmdale Vision Centre SS-19858
ist Pearle Vision N-386
The Optique Shoppe F-43040
ist Optique Shoppe F-43040
ist Prescription Centre Pharmacy N-572
ist The Chemist Shoppe AB-20459
ist Prescription Centre Pharmacy N-572
ist The Chemist Shoppe AB-20459
ist The Chemist Shoppe AB-20459
ist NYO's Pharmacy F-42096
ist NYO'sPharmacy F-42096
ist Lowe's Pharmacy Ltd. N-7504
ist Super Mart Pharmacy EE-16391
ist The Chemist Shoppe AB-20182
ist South Beach Clinic N-3729

JOHNSON, Bernard
BASSETT, Dr. Philip A.
KNOWLES, Dr. Richard D.
ROLLE, Dr. Sandra Noelynn M.
HALL, Dr. Thomas R.I
WALLACE, Dr. Charlene C.
GASKINS, Dr. Clive K.
BROWN-DEAN, Dr.Anita L. P.
CAPLIA, Dr. Michael D.
SHEARER, Dr. Fendt A.
LAPLANT, Ronald E.
TORMON, Dr. Sheila M.
PEARCE, Theodore V.
KEY, David J.
HIGGS, Larry E.
DAM, Jonathan M.
COLLIE, Sidney T.
COLLIE, Laquita I.
LOWE, Bruce W.
ZOGLI, Lawrence K. G.
SANDS, Gene C.


BULLARD, Veronique A. Pharmacist Healthy Living Pharmacy CR-55838
RUSSELL, Phyllis A. Pharmacist L M R Drugs Co. Ltd. F-40758
r DEAN, Bianca M Pharmacist Prescription Parlour Pharmacy CB-13230
[ SMITH, Natasha Pharmacist Prescription Paricur, Freeport. F-44386
WILLIAMS, Krista C. Pharmacist Lowe's Pharmacy Ltd., N-7504

GREEN, Cotrina N.


.Laura Mae

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Personal Touch Pharmacy



n P., Pharmacist Public Hosptials Authority N-8200
IT, Madeline G. Pharmacist The Apothecary N-9967
Mercia L. Pharmacist Unemployed
eter A.haracist Lowe's Pharmacy Ltd. N-7504
C. Pharmacist Doc's Pharmacy Ltd. CR-54891
lexandria D. V. Pharmacist Lowe's Pharmacy Ltd. N-7504
nette A. Pharmacist Lowe's Pharmacy Ltd. N-7504
.MOT, Antoinette M. Pharmacist Lowe's Pharmacy Ltd. N-7504
Carieta J. Pharmacist Coal Pharmaceuticals Ltd. -40729
:rank O .Pharmacist Betande Drugs Ltd. CB-13658
tine A. nee Curry Pharmacist Super Saver Pharmacy N-7547
SWEETING, Latna M. Pharmacist Super Saver Pharmacy N-7547
Charles M. Pharmacist Super Saver Pharmacy N-7547
rea L. Pharmacist .- Super Saver Pharmacy N-7547

3ina E. Pharmacist Kaylantha's Pharmacy EE-17049
AREY, Alvatr I. Pharmacist Super Saver Pharmacy N-7547
inet E. Pharmacist Super Saver Pharmacy N-7547
chelle Annette B. Pharmacist Super Saver Pharmacy N-7547
H, Renee Pharmacist Doctors Hospital Health System .N-3018
onard A. Pharmacist The People's Pharmacy EE-16571
nathan M. Pharmacist The People's Pharmacy EE-16571
SON, Xhante A. Pharmacist The People's Pharmacy EE-16571
reda J. Pharmacist Faith Prescription Pharmacy
iriean D. Pharmacist The Medicine Chest Pharmacy F-42664
PER, Rosemary Y. Pharmacist Rand Memorial Hospital F-40071
M. Pharmacist Lowe's Pharmacy Ltd. N-7504
,Clinton R. Pharmacist McCartneys' Pharmacy N-979
ise T. Pharmacist Doctors Hospital 1Halth Sfstem N-3018
CharmaineC.t Pharmacist ahamas NHeart Center N-4296
siree L.?. Pharmacist Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
Tr-SMITH, Rosetta M. Phaacist Lowe's Pharmacy Ltd. N-7504
MILTON, Ramona D. Pharmacist Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
IE-ZOGLI, Jacqueline Pharmacist Betande Pharmacy EE-16391
in M. Pharmacist Smitty's Pharmacy EX-29242



Cole Thompson Pharmacies Ltd.


GO Pharmaclst iLowe's PharmacyLtd.N-750


Oliver's Prescription Centre


Lohda Y. Pharmacist Flemng Street Cnic N-3730



The Apothecary Pharmacy


Gina A. K. Pharmacist Department of Public Health N-3729
.IPharmacist McCartney's Pharmacy N-979
ha B. Pharmacist Elizabeth Estates Clinic N-3729
ebbrah Ann Pharmacist The Prescription Parlour CB-13230
!o Pharmacist The People's Pharmacy EE-16571
SE. A. Pharmacist-, The Prescription Parlour CB-13230
IK: Pharmacist Food Fair Pharmacy, Eleuthera EL-27675
SETT, Dorissa M. Pharmacist Infinity Health Care Pharmacy CR-56968
A. Pharmacist Bahamas National Drug Agency N-8200
IENRY, Carlese Pharmacist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
SV. Pharmacist L M R Drugs Co. Ltd. F-40758
Pharmacist, L M R Drugs Co. Ltd. F-40758
SR. Pharmacist L M R Drugs Co. Ltd. F-40758
stW. Pharmacist LM R Drugs Co. Ltd. F-40758
Ite Pharmacist The Right Choice Pharmacy SS-19237
3. Pharmacist Sabre Prescription Drugs SS-19960

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'rincess Margaret Hospital


SK. Pharmacist FSav-Mor Drugs F-40402

Marcia D.


Rand Memorial Hospital
Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre


ANS, Madonna M. Pharmacist .dids RehabilitatI6n Centre FH14383

, Calliope I. F.

IDIAH, Mildred P. M.



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leaven Sent Pharmacy


1.093 WILLIAMSON, Toshie L.Pharmacist Super Saver Pharmacy N-7545
11.094 LOWE, Jeffrey M. Pharmacist Lowe's Pharmacy Ltd. N-7504
11.095 WILSON-BASCOM, Konya Pharmacist Department of Public Health
11.096 EVANS, Ethel nee Saunders Pharmacist Cole Thompson Pharmacies Ltd. SS-6708
11.097, STANFORD, James Pharmacist Ministry of Health N-3730
11.099 SAUNDERS, Omar P. Pharmacist Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
11100 MILLER, Ricardo R. Pharmacist Islands Pharmacy AB-20133
11.101 HANNA, Robert S. Pharmacist Department of Public Health N-3729
11.102 LACHMANSINGH, Janieta B. Pharmacist Sandliands Rehabilitation Centre FH-14383

11103 LACHMANSINGHFrahk E.A. Pharmacist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
11.104 ]SMITH-LOCKHART, Vivienne V. Pharmacist Bahamas National Drug Agency N-8200
11.106 TRIM, Archibald F. "Pharmacist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
11.107 FLOWERS, Stepion W. D. Pharmacist Your Friendly Pharmacy CR-54263
11.108 MULLINGS, Stephanie D. Pharmacist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
11.109 NEWTON, Clarice R. Pharmacy Technician The New Sunrise Medical Centre F-42575
11.110 IFOX Yilka M. Pharmacist Super Saver Pharmacy N-7547
11.111 KWOFIE, Daniel A. Pharmacist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
11.112 GRAY, Philip M. A. Pharmacist Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
11.113 MILLER-FORBES, Kay M. Pharmacist Bahamas National Drug Agency [N-8200
11.115 WHARTON, Maureen A. Pharmacist [Princess Margaret Hospital IN-3730
11.116 FERGUSON, Daphne L. Pharmacy Technician IGambier Medical Clinic N-3729
11.117 ROBERTS, Tina A, R. Pharmacist The Medicine Chest Pharmacy F-42664
11.118 THOMPSON -ASSEE, Rachel M. Pharmacist Super Saver Pharmacy. N-7547
11.119 CULMERTodd K. Pharmacist Centreville Pharmacy SS-6231
11.120 ADDERLEY, Vernal A. Pharmacist Wilmac's Pharmacy N-979
11.121 NWAOZOR, Titus C. Pharmacist Total Care Pharmacy SB-52634
11.122 KNOWLES, Gina S. Pharmacist Lowe's Pharmacy Ltd. N07504
11.124 DUNCOMBE, Philip A. Pharmacist Unemployed
11.125 HIGGS-WILLIAMS, Sidnell E. Pharmacist Heaven Sent Pharmacy EE-16552
11.126 SAKHARKAR, Prashant R. Pharmacist Princess Margaret Hospital jN-3730
11.128 SCOTT, Chena M. Pharmacist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
11.129 [DANAA MALICK, Martin M. Pharmacist Princess Margaret Hospital JN3730
11.130 [SWAIN-FORBES, Michelle Pharmacist The New Sunrise Medical Centre F-42592
11.131 RUSSELL, Verneitta I. Pharmacist The New Sunrise Medical Centre ~f-42575
11.132 JEFFREY,William A. Pharmacist [Princess Margaret Hospital IN-3730
11.134 COOPER, Gemini G. Pharmacist The New Sunrise Medical Centre F-42575
11.135 THOMPSON, Lynda G. Pharmacy Technician Elizabeth Estates Clinic .N-3729
11.136 DONALDSON, Luther A. Pharmacist Dekalb Medic H.C. Systems ecatur. Georgia
11.137 MCCARTNEY, Richard K. Pharmacist Wilmac's Pharmacy N-979
11.138 FERGUSON-NEWBOLD, Wendy A. Pharmacy Technician Grosvenor Medical Centre SS-6587
11.139 ROBINSON, Kendra V. Pharmacist Freeport Primary School co F-40071
11.140 DEMERITTE, Meredith E. Pharmacist Rand Memorial Hospital F-40071
11.141 KING, Marilyn M. Pharmacist Rand Memorial Hospital F-40071

]11.142 RITCHIE, Jorjette E. M.



13.001 HEPBURN, Willamae 0.


Bahamas Heart Center


13.003 BRAHAM-MAJOR, Fianka C. Ultra Sound Technologist Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
13.004 TRECO, Jane.S. nee Hamilton Radiographer Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
13.006 HEPBURN, Suzanne V. P. IRadiographer South Beach Clinic N-3729
13.007 MACKEY, Estelle Lucille Radiographer Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
13.009 SOMAN-VICTOR, Deta P. Ultra Sound Technologist Rand Memorial Hospital F-40071
13.010 CAPULI, Benjamin R. Jr. Radiographer Fourth Terrace Diagnostic Centre N-1273
13.011 STRACHAN, Michaella F. Radiographer Fourth Terrace Diagnostic Centre N-1273
13.013 ROPER, O'Brian LI. Radiographer Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
113.014 DONALD, Sandra F. [Radiographer Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
13.015 VIRGILL, Margot M M.. Radiographer Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
13.016 OMBAO-AJERO, Maricel M. Radiographer Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
13.017 AJERO, Alberto M. IRadiographer Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
13.018 SMITH, Lisa A. nee WALLACE Nuclear Medicine Technologist Bahamas Heart Center N-4296
13.020 WILLIAMS, Caroline A. Radiographer Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730

13.022 HALL, Dorothea D. Radiographer Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
13.023 SAWYERS, Leo A. Radiographer Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
13.024 EDWARDS, Andin C. Radiographer Doctors Hospital.Health System N-3018
13.025 SAWYERS, Cynthia E. Radiographer Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
13.026 MARTINBOROUGH, Peggy Ann L. Radiographer Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
13.028 CHEA, Mavis M. Radiographer St. Luke's Diagnostic Centre N-4869
13.029 MILLETE, Cesar A. Radiographer Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
13.030 QUANDT, Eddy Radiographer TDoctors Hospital Health System N-3018
13.031 OLDFIELD-SMITH, Valerie M. Radiographer Rand Memorial Hospital F-40071
13.032 SANTELIES, Luvemin D. Radiographer Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
13.033 ORENSE, Eduardo A. Jr. lRadiographer Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
13.034 MAQUINIANA, Cherry M. Radiographer Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
13.036 VYAKARANAM, Ramkrishna Radiographer Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
13.037 WILLIAMS, Lisa L. Radiographer The New Sunrise Medical Centre F-42575
13.038 ADDERLEYROBINSON, Patrona E. Radiographer The Walk-In Medical Clinic CB-12015
13.040 CASTILLO, Nicholas M. Radiographer Rand Memorial Hospital F-40071
13.041 GARROTE, Lorenzo L. Radiographer Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
13:043 PHILLIP, Vincent J.. Radiographer Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
13.046 ROBINSON, Patrick A. Radiographer Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
13.047 COLTON, Samantha M. Radiographer Rand Memorial Hospital F-40071
13.050 CLARKE, Cassa O. Radiographer Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
13.051 MARTIN-HNNA-DAVIS, Darlene D. Radiographer The Walk-In Medical Clinic CB-12015
/Ultra Sound Technologist
13.052 THOMPSON, Shantell E. Radiographer Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
13.053 SAMSON, Mark D. T. Radiographer Rand Memorial Hospital F-40071
13.054 KNOWLES, Enid B. nee FORBES Radiographer Princess Margaret Hospital N:3730
13.055 TRECO, Hope Jane Radiographer Fourth Terrace Diagnostic Services N-1273
13.056 OBREGON, Melanie J. X-Ray Technician The Prescription Centre
13.059 JOSEPH, Noemie Radiographer Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
13.060 WATSON, Sandra D. SRadiographer Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic AB-20180
13.061 MOSS, Samantha B. nee Davis Radiographer Unemployed
13.062 OROLFO, Cecilia M. SecRadiographer Fourth Terrace Diagnostic Centre N-1273
13.063 KNOWLES, Evelyn nee DELEVEAUX lRadiographer Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
13.064 ROLLE, Monisha L. Radiographer Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
13.065 BHATT, Ojas Radiographer Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
2.001 LANGDON, Sheela F. Speech Language Pathologist Ministry of Education N-3913
2.003 BOWLEG, Paula Speech Language Pathologist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
2.004 CLARKE, Sharon J. Speech Language Pathologist Ministry of Education N-3913
2.005 WHYLY, Edith V. Speech Language Pathologist Learning Resources Centre AB-20174
12.006 REDGRAVE, Jill L. Speech Language Pathologist SELF-EMPLOYED IN-7320
2.007 ALEXIOU, Jennifer Ann C. peech Language Pathologist SELF-EMPLOYED N-4876
2.008 SCRIVEN, Kim M. nee Johnson Audiologist Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
3.001 RAINE, Dr. Deborah E. Podiatrist Bahamas Foot Centre N-1013
3.002 JOHNSON, Dr. Daniel M. D. Podiatrist The Foot and Ankle Institute CB-12911
3.003 GIPSON, Dr. Kelvin De Vane Podiatrist The Foot & Ankle Institute F-40827
3.004 DORSETT, Dr. Stephen P. Podiatrist Sandilands &PMH N-1143
4.001 RUSSELL, Dr. Milena M. Chiropractor Back to Health Chiropractic Clinic SS-19040
4.002 NUTT-DONALD, Dr. Susan M. Chiropractor Life Chiropractic Centre SS-19163
4.004 PYFROM, Dr. Michael F. Chiropractor Family Island Chiropractic Centre SS-6358
4.006 BLOWER, Dr. Brian G. Chiropractor Taino Beach Resort F-43819
14.007 KOCH, Dr. William H. Chiropractor Abaco Medical Clinic AB-20086
4.010 MARSHALL, Dr. Dwight A. Chiropractor Family Island Chiropratic SS-6358
4.011 RAFTOPOULOS, Dr. Gerald Chiropractor Family Wellness Centre F-42365
4.012 WALTON, Dr. Charles F. Chiropractor Fami Wellness Centre F-42365
4.013 HUYLER, Dr. Philip C. Chiropractor Healing Hands Clinic SS-5301
5.001 THOMPSON, Dr. Ava D. Clinical Psychologist Centre for Psychological Services CB-13015
5.002 FERERE, Dr. Harry Clinical Psychologist Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre FH-14383
5.003 HUTCHESON, Dr. Stephanie P. Clinical Psychologist Doctors Hospital Health Systems N-3018
5.004 BASDEN, Rochelle N. Clinical Psychologist ISandilands Rehabilitation Centre FH-14383

5.005 ROBERTS, Carolyn Clinical Psychologist [Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre FH-14383
15.006 FARMER, Frances E. ]Clinical Psychologist [St. Andrews School JEE-17340 Fm.y Panin... ~

. 007 KNOWLES. Valerie T.

IClinical Psvcholooist

16.001 ILEE, Julia A. W. uietitian DoctorsHospital mea y q
16.002 NEELY, Cheryl D. [Dietitian Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre FH-14383
6.003 HANNA, Idamae R. IDietitian Better Living Health Center & Deli N-7416
16.004 IMORTIMER, Lorna E. Dietitian Princess Margaret Hospital IN-3730
16.005 ICLEARE-KEMP, Betty S. [Dietitian [Rand Memorial Hospital [F-40071
16.006 [SYMONETTE, Patricia L. INutritionist [The Wellness Center [CB-13833
16.007 [NORTH-ALBURY, Myra L. IDietitian Princess Margaret Hospital [N-3730
[6.008 OLURIN, Netterkate A. Dietitian Rand Memorial Hospital [F-40071
16.010 ]BAIN, Renecia R. IDietitian/Nutritionist Healthy Lifestyles F-43723
16.011 IMcKINNEY-SMITH, Pandora G. IDietitian [Public Hospitals Authority [N-8200
6.012 PENN, Adelma L. Dietitian Department of Public Health N-3729
6.013 BLOOMFIELD, Mavis E. Dietary Technician Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
6.014 BARNES, Camelta Dietitian/Nutritionist Department of Public Health N-3729



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Lowe's Pharmacy Ltd.





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111.143 JHEPBURN, George A. ]Pharmacist Hepson Health Care Pharmacy EE-17339
11.144 FARRINGTON, Kayla M. Rodgers Pharmacy Technician Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
11.145 CARTWRIGHT, Corene A. Pharmacy Technician Bahamas National Drug Agency N-8200
11.147 WATKINS, Rupert A. Pharmacist Rand Memorial Hospital F-40071
11.148 McCARTNEY, William A. Pharmacist Wilmacs Pharmacy N-979
11.149 STRACHAN, Katjia M. J. Pharmacist jDepartment of Public Health, N-3730
11.150 GIBSON TAMARA T. Pharmacist Bahamas National Drug Agency N-8200
11.151 WOODS-MURRAY, Dianna D. Pharmacist Heaven Sent Pharmacy EE-16552
11.153 KNOWLES, Deyar L. Pharmacist The People's Pharmacy EE-16571
11.154 MATSUMOTO-O'BRIEN, Anne Pharmacist The Medicine Chest Pharmacy F-42401
11.155 ROBERTS, Leo L. Pharmacist The People's Pharmacy EE-16571
11.156 WALCOTT, Karen A. J. TURNER Pharmacist Commonwealth Medical Research IN-215
11.158 FERGUSON, Mary G. Pharmacist Tom-Maes Pharmacy N-9304
11.159 ROOPNARINE, Jaime D. Pharmacist Island Pharmacy AB-20133
11.160 SAMSON, Kharen C. BRAZALOTE Pharmacist Sav-MorDrugs F-40402
11.161 MORRISON, Deanna A. Pharmacist Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
11.162 SHENOY, Nagesh K. Pharmacist Briland Pharmacy Gnerl Deivy
11.163 MACKEY, Sandra L. nee GAY Pharmacy Technician Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
11.164 McQUAY, Suenae L. JPharmacy Technician Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
11.165 SMITH-, Audrey Mae nee ROLLE Pharmacy Technician Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre FH-14383
11.166 KELLY, Juanita L. nee STRACHAN Pharmacy Technician Heaven Sent Pharmacy JEE-16552
11.167 PINDER, Rainya C. nee SMITH Pharmacy Technician Heaven Sent Pharmacy JEE-16552

11.168 FERGUSON, Miquel D. Pharmacist Unemployed
11.169 MAJOR, Densil M. C. Phaimacist Unemployed
11.170 SMITH, Marvin R. Pharmacist Bahamas National Drug Agency N-8200
12.001 BURROWS, Velma R. Physiotherapist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
12.002 DOBBIE, Judith C. Physiotherapist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
12.003 HANNA, Rhoda E. Physiotherapist Rhoda E. Hanna Physical Therapy FH-14582
12.004 TAYLOR-MUNROE-HENNIS, Kathryn Physiotherapist KTM Physiotherapy Services Ltd. EE-16638
12.005 ROLLE, Patricia E. nee Schouten Physiotherapist Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
12.006 HANLAN, Heather P. Physiotherapist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
12.007 ROACHE, Michelle V. Physiotherapist Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre FH-14383
12.008 PRINCE, Sheldon E. Physiotherapist Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
12.010 NEWBOLD, Autira G. Physiotherapist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
12.011 O'NEAL, Michelle Y. Physiotherapist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
12.012 ROLLE, Kitiboni I. Physiotherapist KTM Physiotherapy EE-16999
12.013 MONIZE, Christopher R. Physiotherapist Neurodiagnostic Center Bahamas CR-54258
12.014 ROBINSON, Cottrice M,. A. R. Physiotherapist Rand Memorial Hospital F-40071
12.015 McPHEE, Lilamae A. W. Physiotherapist Rand Memorial Hospital F-40071
12.017 MAY, Dianne M. Physiotherapist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
12.018 BARRETT, Elsa L Physiotherapist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
12.019 MEJIA, May Fleur Physiotherapist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
12:020 ROBERTS, Dorothy L. Physiotherapy Assistant Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre FH-14383
12.022 MEJIA, Elaine S Physiotherapist Bahamas Rehabilitation Centre N-3723
12.023 FITZMAURICE, Carolyn F. Physiotherapist Lyford Cay Hospital N-7776
12.024 BETHELL, Sandra'E. Respiratory Therapist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
12.025 RAHMING, Jacqueline E. Physiotherapist Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre FH-14383
12.028 FOSTER-MIDDLETON, Emma L.H., Physiothprapist Bahamas Foot Centre N-1013
12.029 McKENZIE, Jennise E. Physiotherapist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
12.030 KEMP-BOWE, Tamika L. Physiotherapist Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
12.031 STRACHAN-JOSEPH, Caroline L. Physiotherapy Assistant Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre FH-14383
12.032 RIGBY, Alexanderia S. nee.RECKLY Physiotherapist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
12.033 PASTORAL, Rubyann O. Physiotherapist Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre JFH-14383
12.034 MADRONAL, Maria S. V. Physiotherapist Bahamas Rehabilitation Centre N-3723
12.035 ROLLINS, Millicent S. nee Smith Physiotherapist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
12.039 MESSARA, Christina G. Physiotherapist Providence Rehabilitation Centre N-1486
12.040 SWEETING, Yasmine Physiotherapist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
12.041 SAGAYA, Jonathan B. Physiotherapist Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
12.042 TORMON, Leticia Paz Physiotherapist ]Rand Memorial HospitalF-40071
12.043 SAUNDERS, Opal A. Physiotherapist IDoctors Hospital Health System N-3018


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16.015 FOULKES. Rosalie C. Dietitian Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
.016 ANDREWS, Yvette N. Dieiilian The Wellness Centre CB-13833
7.001 CLARKE, Samuel B. EST Basic Airpor Authority AP-59222
r7.003 BARTON, Jarrad D. EST- Basic Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
7.004 -MILLS-CURRY, Maedawn C. EST- Basic Rand Memorial Hospital JF-41334
7.006 ARMBRISTER, Randy JEST-Advanced Emergency 1 Medical Response F-44808
17.009 HUTCHESON, Elsie E. EST-Basic Rand Memorial Hospital F-40071
7.011 JOHNSON, Philip A. EST Basic Bahamas Red Cross IN-8331
17.012 THOMPSON, Sean O. EST Basic Rand Memorial Hospital F-40071
7.013 JOHNSON, Derwin C. EST- Intermediate Royal Bahamas Defense Force N-3733
17.014 RICHARDSON, Anthony C. IEST- Basic Public Hospitals Authority N-3730
7.018 BAIN, Carla A EST Basic Public Hospitals Authority jN-8200
7.019 LEWIS, Dodridge L. EST Basic iPublic HospitalsAuthority JN-8200
17.020 JOHNSON, Chantel A. M. EST Basic IPublic Hospitals Authority IN-8200
7.022 SWAIN, Richard A. Sr EST- Basic Rand Memorial Hospital F-40071
7.024 ROLLE, Jonelle D. JEST Basic Public Hospitals Authorty N-8200
7.025 CASH, Cedrick A. EST Basic Public Hospitals Authority N-8200
7.026 ARMBRISTER, Cleopatra M. JEST Basic Public Hospitals Authority N-8200
7.027 ROLLE, Elwood B. EST -Advanced Public Hospitals Authority TN-8200
7.029 NICOLLS, Deon E. JEST Basic Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
7.033 RUTHERFORD, Samuel L. JEST Basic IKings Way Academy IN-4378
7.034 PEARCE-CAMPBELL, Beauthnie A. EST -.Basic Public Hospitals Authority N-8200
7.035 WALLACE-COX, Donna M. EST Basic Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
7.036 BROWN, Steven EST Basic Public Hospitals Authority N-3730
7.038 FERGUSON, Charles W. EST Basic Airport Authority AP-59222
7.039 BODIE. Melissa V. JEST- Basic Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
7.040 MILLER, Valentino D. EST Basic Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
17.041 THOMPSON, Wenzel F. JEST- Basic Doctors Hospital Health System JN-3018
7.042 EDWARDS, Travis H. EST Basic Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
7.045 BROWN, Roy K. EST- Basic Royal Bahamas Defense Force N-3733
7.046 ADDERLEY, Lavarda P. EST Intermediate Public Hospitals Authority N-3730
7.048 GARVEY, Marcus P. EST -Basic Rand Memorial Hospital F-40071
17.049 LIGHTBOURNE, Arlington A. EST Intermediate Med Evac IN-3723
17.052 LASISTER, Ruth N. JEST- Basic Public Hospitals Authority N-8200
7.053 TURNER, Kishon R. EST- Advanced Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
7.054 BROOKS, Marvin JEST- Basic Med Evac N-3723
7.056 REYES DE LA PAZ, Manuel JEST- Basic Public Hospitals Authority N-3730
7.058 BURROWS-HUTCHESON, Shenika M. EST- Basic Rand Memorial Hospital FF-40071
7.059 ROLLE, Derrex A. EST Basic Rand Memorial Hospital F-40071
17.060 COOPER, Shantell S. JEST- Basic Rand Memorial Hospital IF-40071
7.061 EVANS, Brian M. EST Basic Public Hospitals Authority N-3730
7.063 COOPER-THOMPSON, Althia S. EST Basic Rand Memorial Hospital F-40071
7.064 STRACHAN, Selwyn E. EST Basic Rand Memorial Hospital IF-40071
7.065 BODIE. Maxwell T. JEST Basic Rand Memorial Hospital F-40071
7.066 MISSICK, Jasmine C. JEST Basic Public Hospitals Authority N-3730
.17.067 ANDREWS,Tyrene K. Sr. EST-Basic Rand Memorial Hospital F-40071
7.068 JOHNSON, Deryck H. G. EST Basic Rand Memorial Hospital F-40071
7.069 LOWE, Andre L. EST Basic Rand Memorial Hospital F-40071
7.071 ROLLE, Maria J. B. EST Basic The New Sunrise Medical Centre F-42575
7.072 RAMSEY, Adrian A. EST Basic Public Hospitals Authority N-3730
7.074 GREENE, Shenderlene J. EST Basic Med Evac N-3723
7.075 RICHARDSON, Terrance R. EST Basic lAir Ambulance Service IN-4302
7.077 CURLING, Philip N. EST Basic C & S Steel N-1627
7.078' PALACIOUS, VeneshaS. JEST -Advanced Emergency Medical Response JF-42440
7.079 LAFLEUR, Frank S. T. JEST-Advanced Doctors Hospital Health Systems N-3018
7.080 STUBBS, Joletha R. EST Basic Royal Bahamas Police Force
17.08- GRANT, Warren P. 'EST-Advanced Trauma & Emergency Medical Services CB-13645
7.082 KNOWLES, Charneca. C EST- Basic Unemployed
7.083 -COLEBROOKE, Tamal R. JEST- Basic Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
7.084 BROWN, Tyrone JEST-Basic AirportAuthority AP-59222
7.085 MUNROE, Demetrie D. EST-Basic AirportAuthority AP-59222
7.086 NESBITT, Shenika M. EST-Basic Med Evac N-3723

18.001 ILOWE, William B. Medical Laboratory Technologist JKelso Medical Laboratory ISS-6109
18.002 SCAVELLA, Allison H. Medical Laboratory Technologist JPrincess Margaret Hospital IN-3730
8.003 JOHNSON, Lynne C. Medical Laboratory Technologist Doctors Hospital Health System IN-3018
18.004 SEYMOUR-MAJOR, Marilyn E. Medical Laboratory Technologist Neoplastic Cytology Laboratory JN-7145
18.005 CHARLTON, Melberth U. E. Medical Laboratory Technologist St. Luke's Diagnostic Centre N-4869
8.006 ]BULLARD, Linda D. Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital N-8200
8.007 BROWN-JOHNSON, Dawn K. Medical Laboratory Technician Kelso Medical Laboratory SS-6109
8.008 JOHNSON, Beatrice E. Medical Laboratory Technologist Kelso Medical Lab SS-6109
8.009 DIAH-SEARS, Zoann Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
18.010 IBEEN, Dawnette-M, Medical Laboratory Technologist. Doctors Hospital Health 'y8ternm iN-3018'-!
18.011 BROWN, Thelma J Medical Laboratory Technologist. ": Princess Margaret.Hoital N-8200
8.013 DAVIS, Gretchen T. Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital IN-3730.
8.014 GIBSON, Niccola N. Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
8.015 BROWN, Norma G. Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
8.018 WILLIAMS, Mario O. Medical Laboratory Technologist PrincessMargaret Hospital N-3730
8.019 GREENE-DAVIS, Sheena'T. Medical Laboratory Technologist Chela-Tech Medical Laboratory SS-6331
18.020 WATKINS, Cheryl Lee H. Medical Laboratory Technologist Hospitals and Health Care Facilities N-8333
8.022 McKENZIE, Georgie Ann Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
8.023 LIGHTBOURNE, Stephanie S Medical Laboratory Technologist Neoplastic Cytology Laboratory N-7145
8.024 SEARS, Sandra L. Medical Laboratory Technologist Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
8.025 JANCIC-TURNER, Tatjana Medical Laboratory Technologist Bahamas Heart Centre N-4296
8.026 BERKEL-JOHNSON, Sherry R. Medical Laboratory Technologist jChela TechMedical Laboratory SS-6331
8.027 KNIGHT, Sandra S. A. Medical Laboratory Technician Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
8.028 PAUL, Arnold A. Medical Laboratory Technologist Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
8.029 CLARIDGE, Linda Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
8.030 BAIN-DARVILLE, Zonja M. R. Medical Laboratory Technologist Doctors Hospital Health System r N-3018
8.031 FERGUSON, Malraie L. Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
8.032 NORTELUS, Carolyn M. Medical Laboratory Technologist Rand Memorial Hospital F-40071
8.034 IWILDGOOSE, Wendy C. Medical Laboratory Technologist Neoplastic Cytology Laboratory JN-7145
8.035 BAIN-THOMPSON, Angelica E. Medical Laboratory Technologist South Beach Clinic IN-3729
8.037 SAUNDERS, Lynette V. IMedical Laboratory Technologist Kelso Medical Laboratory JSS-6109
8 039 SIMMONS, Cislyn E. Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
8.040 BULLARD, Jalna R. Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
8.041 SYMONETTE, Lilleth L. Medical Laboratory Technologist St. Luke's Diagnostic Centre N-4869
8.042 MILLER-MORTIMER, Yvonne V. Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
8.043 WARD-CARTER, Judy Ann Medical Laboratory Technologist Neoplastic Cytology Laboratory N-7145
8.045 CARROLL, Kevin A. Medical Laboratory Technologist Rand Memorial Hospital F-40071
8.046 KNOWLES-GLINTON, Claudia R. Medical Laboratory Technologist Rand Memorial Hospital F-40071
8.047 YU, Delores A. Medical Laboratory Technologist Rand Memorial Hospital F-40071
8.048 SMITH, Gianna K. Meltical Laboratory Technologist Rand Memorial Hospital F-40071
8.050 STRACHAN, Meritta Ann Medical Laboratory Technologist Rand Memorial Hospital F-40071
8.052 ARCHER, Beverly C. Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital IN-8200
8.053 McPHEE, Carina J. Medical Laboratory Technologist Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
8.054 BOWLEG, Dorothy H. Medical Laboratory Technologist Travellers Insurance
8.055 SMITH, Nicolette G. Medical Laboratory Technologist Chela Tech Laboratory SS-6331
8.056 GRANT-ROLLE, Sandra Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
8.059 REID, Frank St. Clair Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital N-8200
8.062 CULMER, Bonaventia Medical Laboratory Technologist Bonaventure Medical Laboratory SS-19149
8.063 HANNA-JOSEPH, Ruthymae I. Medical Laboratory Technician Chela-Tech Medical Laboratory F-60412
8.064 McQUEEN, Ricardo Medical Laboratory Technologist Nassau Biomed Diagnostic Facility CR-55265
8.066 MINNIS. Cheryl M. Medical Laboratory Technologist South Beach Clinic N-3729
8.068 ADDERLEY, Gabriella Medical Laboratory Technician Rand Memorial Hospital F-40071
8.069 MAJOR, Patrice E. Medical Laboratory Technologist PremierClinical Laboratory N-3901
8.070 BUTLER, Valentine J. Medical Laboratory Technologist MDS Medical laboratory SS-6331
8.071 McKENZIE, Nathalie D. Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3729
8.073 CRAIGG, Sybil P. O. Medical Laboratory Technologist St. Lukes Diagnostic Centre N-4869
8.075 LUNDY, Harriet D. R. Medical Laboratory Technologist Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
8.077 ALLEN, Hubert A. Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
8.078 McPHEE-ROLLE, Ladonna O. Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
8.079 BUTLER, Bernice W. Medical Laboratory Technologist Public Hospitals Authority N-8200
8.080 SHAW, Hope G. nee SCAVELLA Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
8.082 CAMPBELL, Joan M. Medical Laboratory Technologist The New Sunrise Medical Centre F-42575
8.084 BECKFORD, Maureen M. Medical Laboratory Technologist Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
8.085 SWANN, Madge M. P. Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
8.086 HORTON, Michelle Medical Laboratory Technologist Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
8.089 MILLER, Everette S. Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
8.090 AZIKIWE, Carolyn E. Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
8.091 BRAYNEN, Stephanie A. Medical Laboratory Technologist HIV Centre Research Laboratory N-3730

8.092 DUNCOMBE, Grace C. S. Medical Laboratory Technologist Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
8.093 MORTIMER-REYES. Lina E. Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
8.094 EDGECOMBE, Carroll P. Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
8.095 FORBES, Dian M. Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
8.097 McDONALD, Evangeline Y. Medical Laboratory Technologist Bonaventure Medical Laboratory SS-19149
8.098 ROLLE, Melissa A. Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
8.099 NIXON, Hollie E. Medical Laboratory Technician Princess Margaret Hospital IN-3730
8.100 ROKER, Charles C. Medical Laboratory Technologist Auskel Advanced Medical AB-20180
8.103 MAJOR, Carlette L. Medical Laboratory Technician Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
8.104 BURROWS, Sybil C. Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
8.105 WYATT, Timothy I. Medical Laboratory Technologist Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
8.108 INNIS, Darnell T. Medical Laboratory Technologist Chela Tech Laboratory SS-6331
8.110 WHYMS, Ismae Medical Laboratory Technician HIV Research Laboratory IN-3730
8.112 PENN, Clementra K. Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital IN-3730
8.113 WILSON-INGRAHAM, Denise K. Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
8.114 HUNT, Bjorn O. H. Medical Laboratory Technician Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
8.115 GLINTON, Constance H. Cyto-technologist Neoplastic Cytology Laboratory N-7145
8.116 NANDKESHORE, Harry Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
8.117 SALISE, Marites M. Medical Laboratory Technologist Rand Memorial Hospital dco F-40071

8.119 ARCHER-COLLIE, Angle A. Medical Laboratory Technician sAuskell Advanced Medical AB-20180
8.120 SEYMOUR, Cheryl A. ]Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital IN-3730
8.124 PINDER, Norma M. 0. Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
8.125 BURRELL, Tamica A. Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
8.126 MOXEY, Karen S. IMedical Laboratory Technician St. Luke's Diagnostiq Centre N-4869
8.127 GRANT, Donnice E. B. Medical Laboratory Technologist Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
18128 STORR, Shavanda S. Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
8.129 BROWN, Maxine T. A. [Medical Laboratory Technologist Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
18.131 SMITH, Anessa D. S. Medical Laboratory Technologist Rand Memorial Hospital F-40071
8.133 DOUGLAS, Michelle L. Medical Laboratory Technologist. Princess Margarettispital N-3730
8.134 LLOYD-FORBES, Sheneene J. Medical Laboratory Technologist Doctors Hospital Health Systems N-3018
18.135 JSINGH-RAMLOCHAN, Rehana Medical Laboratory Technologist The New Sunrise Medical Centre F-42575
18.136 RAHMING-MOXEY, Carolyn C. Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
18.137 IBURROWS, Inga J. A. Medical Laboratory Technologist Kelso Medical Laboratory SS-6109
18.139 JCARTWRIGHT, April C. Medical Laboratory Technician Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
8.140 FRANCIS, Nicole Medical Laboratory Technologist The Walk-in Medical Clinic
18.141 COAKLEY, Sharon D. Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
8.142 ROPER, Lincoln O'Brian IMedical Laboratory Technologist Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018.
8.143 SANDS, Rochelle M. [Medical Laboratory Technologist Unemployed
8.144 PEARSON, Dianne E. nee Miller Medical Laboratory Technologist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
8.145 HUNT. Mahlon C. Medical Laboratory Technologist jIDS Medical Laboratory N-7289
8.146 BARRETT, Paulette G. [Medical Laboratory Technologist
8.147 SAUNDERS, Robyn T. Histotechnician Unemployed
9.001 JCOLACO, Ema T M. Da Bao Paz Occupational Therapist Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre FH-14383
9.002 MOSS, Andrea A. Occupational Therapist Rehab In Motion SS-6931
19.003 REDGRAVE, Mark D. jPsychotherapist/Art Therapist Private Practice N-7320
9.005 DOMINISE, Virgil D. Occupational Therapist Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
19.006 ROBINS, Charlis D. ]Occupational Therapist Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
9.008 KARNA, Ratish K. Occupational Therapist Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre FH-14383
9.010 6 NEYMOUR, Lavaughn R. C. Occupational Therapist Doctors Hospital Health System N-3018
9.011 GIBSON, Annabell nee SANDS Occupational Therapy Assistant. Princess Margaret Hospital N-3730
9.012 SMITH, Allan B. Occupational Therapy Assistant .Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre FH-14383


Persons desirous of, or in the process

of pursuing local or international


study programmes are advised to.

contact the Health Professions Council

to ensure that the programme of choice

is recognized by the Council and that

successful completion of the

programme is sufficient for registration

and licensure with the Council


, egistrar, LHPCgl..


In accordance with the Health Professions

Act, 1998, the registration for Ms Annie

Giasson, Medical Laboratory Technologist,

Registration #8.130, has been revoked.


Registrar, HPC i. .

Large wholesale business is seeking to employ an

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as part of its supervisory team. The Candidate must
be able to:"

> Ensure timely and accurate review of all
reconciliation's and entries to the general ledger.
> Supervise a small accounting team.
> Be responsible for the day-to-day operations
of the accounting department.*


> 2-3 years supervisory experience in a similar
> Bachelor's degree in accounting.
> Knowledge of Accpac accounting software a O
S> Proficient in Microsoft office.
> Excellent oral and written communication

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Mail resume by August 5th 2005 to:

The Financial Controller
C/O The Tribune
Nassau, Bahamas5 22

Or e-mail to:

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Economist II

The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago is seeking to recruit suitably qualified
professionals to fill the position of Economist II in the Research Department.

Job Summary
To assist with the management of relevant research projects, so as to provide timely and
accurate economic analysis to the senior management of the Central Bank.

Principal Accountabilities
Assists with the coordination and supervision of research projects on relevant
aspects of macroeconomics, monetary and financial policy.
Assists in coordinating and supervising the production of statistical and routine
*. Attends Policy Meetings and responds to queries from the public on macroeconomic
and other research related issues.,
Represents the Bank at local and international fora in technical and related
Education and Experience
AB.Sc. Degree in Economics (at least Lower Second Class Honours).
A post-graduate degree in Economics, Business or Finance or equivalent post-
qualification training (minimum five years).

Key Competencies

Analytical Skills/Problem Solving Ability to analyze issues in a thorough
systematic manner; to focus on critical details while keeping sight of the big pictu
to make well-reasoned, timely and sound decisions and to develop solutions.
Communication Skills Good oral/presentation skills and ability to prepi
reports and make recommendations on compliance and other regulatory matt(
in a clear and concise manner.
Teamwork and Cooperation The ability to work with others interdependen
toward a common goal and to feel a shared responsibility with other members
a team/department.
The Bank offers an attractive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications
and experience which includes a group health plan and other benefits.

Applications should be made in writing to:
Senior Manager, Human Resource & Communications
Central Bank of Trinidad & Tobago
PO. Box 1250
Port of Spain
Trinidad & Tobago
Fax No.: 1-868-624-6528
Closing date for submission:- August 10, 2005
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
All applications will be acknowledged

Cititrust (Bahamas) limited, a subsidiary of Citigroup, a leading financial
institution with a presence in over 1,00 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

Deadline for application is August 17th, 2005








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FIRST Baptist dethroned
Mt Calvary Cathedral as
champions of the Baptist
Sports Council's annual
Track and Field Classic.
First Baptist held off
Golden Gates in a close bat-
tle for the top spot in the
one-day meet on Saturday at
the Thomas A Robinson
Track and Field Stadium
with 734 points.
Their victory came in the
final event the men's 4 x
400 metre relay. Golden
Gates finished third in the
race and ended up in second
with 723.
Mt Calvary got second in
the race, but that didn't
enable them to move up in
the standards as they could
finish no better than fourth
with 250.
Although they were not
entered in the final race,
Macedonia Baptist got third
place with 305.
Rounding out the top five
were Temple Baptist.
The meet was officially
opened by NAIA 400 cham-
pion Aaron Cleare, who left
on Sunday with the Bahamas
national team to the IAAF
world Championships in
Helsinki, Finland.
Also in attendance at the
meet was injured Golden
Girl Debbie Ferguson. She
presented some of the
medals to the winners. Fer-
guson will also be attending
the World Championships,
even though she won't be

0 Paradise 271 for 6
(Todd 122 not out,
Gilliard 40) beat Twi-
light 60 (Dos Ramos 5
wickets) by 211 runs.
Paradise Cricket Club
beat Twilight Cricket
Club by 211 runs in
league cricket action on.
Saturday at the Haynes
Oval. Batting first, Par-
adise scored 271 runs for
the loss of 6 wickets in 40
overs. Junior Todd
scored 122 runs not out
and Hamilton Gilliard
chipped in with 40 runs.
In response, Twilight
was only able to score a
meager total of 60 runs
all out in 18 overs. R.
Davson contributed 21
runs. Andre Dos Ramos
was the highest wicket
taker for Paradise, cap-
turing 5 wickets. Simon
Bacon and Lee Melville
took 3 wickets and'2
wickets each respective-
E Commonwealth 242
(Ganpat 59, Bennett 3
for 14) beat Dynasty 190
(Barry 52) by 52 runs.
In Sunday's 50-over
game, Commonwealth
Cricket Club beat
Dynasty Stars Cricket
Club by 52 runs. Com-
monwealth won the toss
and elected to bat first.
Jacque Ganpat was their
highest scorer with 59
runs as they amassed 242
runs all out in 39.2 overs.
Omar James and Andrew
Nash added 38 runs and
31 runs respectively.
Venris Bennett returned
the best bowling figures
with 3 wickets for 14
runs. Oneil Levy cap-
tured 3 wickets for 58
runs while Howard Roye
took 2 wickets for 57,
Dynasty's response got
off to a shaky start when
they lost their second
wicket with the score-
board reading just 9
runs. Then an 84 run
third partnership
between youngster
Jonathan Barry and
Donovan Morrison
steadied the response to
some extent. However,
wickets fell steadily

thereafter and Dynasty
was only able to reach
190 runs all out in 44
overs. Barry and Morri-
son scored 52 runs and
32 runs respectively,
while John Mayers con-
tributed with an unbeat-
en 36 runs. Leading
wicket takers were -
Ganpat with 3 wickets
for 30 runs, Eric Green
with 3 wickets for 43
runs and Ramdeo Ram-
das with 2 wickets for 43

Tracey throws

gold, five silver and three
Morrison threw 154-feet, 3
1/2-inches on her fifth attempt
to win the medal in the javelin.
It surpassedher seeded mark
of 144-5 1/2.

She had throws of 140-6 1/4;
148-7; 133-9 1/2; 140-2 before
her winning throw. She fouled
her sixth and final throw.
The United States got the
gold and silver from
RachelYurkovich (172-6 on
her second attempt) and Kara
Patterson (164-11 on her first
The Bahamas came close to
winning another medal in the
men's 4 x 400 relay. But the
team of Darron Lightbourne,

Juan Lewis, Jamal Moss and
Ramon Miller had to settle for
fourth in 3:14.71.
The United States won the
gold in 3:05.34 with Jamaica
taking the silver in 3:08.64 and
Canada securing the- bronze
in 3:09.50.
The boys' 4 x 100 team, of
Tyrone Sawyer, Carl Stuart,
Wendell Collie and Ryan
Penn ran 41.51 for seventh
place. The USA got the gold
in 39.36, Canada got' the sil-
ver in 40.25 and Jamaica got
the bronze in 40.27.
In the girls' 4 x 100 relay,
the Bahamas' team of Euge-
nia Patton, Shaniquia Fergu-
son, Lanice Clarke and Nivea
Smith was sixth in 46.48. The
USA won the gold in 43.97,
Trinidad & Tobago got the sil-
ver in 45.75 and the bronze
went to Jamaica in 46.26.

. No Bahamians made it to
the finals in any of their indi-
vidual events.
In the boys' 100 preliminar-
ies, Tyrone Sawyer was sev-
enth in heat one and Carl Stu-
art was sixth in heat three.
They both ran 10.90 and was
tied in 15th spot.

Shaniqua Ferguson ran
12.20 for fifth in heat on e
ofthe girls 100 for 10th overall
and Eugenia Patton ran 12.36
for fourth in heat two for 12th
Lanice Clarke came one
position shy of reaching the
final when she ran 24.07 for
fifth in heat one. She was
ninth overall in the prelimi-
naries. Nivea Smith ran 24.93


way to bronze medal

Senior Sports Reporter
TRACEY Morrison will
return home as the lone
medallist on the Bahamas' 20-
member team that competed
at the Pan American Junior
Athletics Championships.
The three-day meet for ath-
letes 19 and under was held
at the University of Windsor
in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
More than 600 athletes
from 45 countries partici-pat-
Morrison's bronze medal in
the girls' javelin put the
Bahamas in a five-way tie for
15th place with Antique &
Barbuda, Colombia, Mexico
and Paraguay.
The United States dominat-
ed the competition with a total
of 45 medals, inclusive of 22
gold, 24 silver and 11 bronze.
Canada got second with two
gold, five silver and 11 bronze
for 18 medals, while Cuba
came up third with six gold,
four silver and three bronze
for 13.
Jamaica was fourth with 11
medals, comprising of three

for sixth in heat three for 17th
Wendell Collie got thirdin
heat two in the boys' 206 in
22.45 for 17th overall and
Ryan Penn came fourthi'in
heat three in 21.90 for 11th

The boys' 400 saw Jamal
Moss ran 49.03 for fourth in
heat one and 10th overall,
while Juan Lewis was disqual-
ified in heat two.
And in the boys' 800,
Ramon Miller ran 1:52.27 for
third in heat two. But it didn't
enable him to advance to the
final as he was ninth overall.
Also on the field, Jamal
Wilson cleared 6-4 3/4 for l1th
place in the boys' high junip;
Ramon Farrington threw 203-
1 for sixth place in the boys'
javelin and Bianca Stuart leapt
18-5 for 10th in the girls' long
The team, managed by
Roosevelt Thompson, with
Fritz Grant as the head coach,
was due home Monday night.

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E THE 32nd Annual Bahamas National Bodybuilding & Fitness Championships: Etta Malcolm,
Winner of the women's lightweight up to 114.25.
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/Tribune staff)

* JOEL STUBBS puts on an exhibition.
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/Tribune staff)

Bahamian bodybuilders in


FROM page one

"As an athlete, you have
to prepare to accept the.
judges' decision, especially
in bodybuilding," said Mal-
colm, who currently resides
in Atlanta, Georgia where
she competes in a number of
"It's always a surprise, so
you just have to prepare
yourself for it. At times, it's

hard accepting the judges'
decision. But in this case,
Jena worked hard for the vic-
In the fitness category,
Dale Wells pulled off the
short class victory over
Dominique Wilkerson and
Dr. Maureen O'Connell.
It was a decision that didn't
go down too well with the
crowd. But Wells said she
was not going to let it rain
on her parade.

"My performance was
great, I'm very excited about
gaining first place in my cat-
egory," Wells stressed.
"In the posedown against
Lizette, I did my best. Hope-
fully, the next time I will be
the overall winner."
Lizette McKinney emerged
as the overall fitness cham-
pion in 'the posedown. She
won the tall class over Nancy
Claussen and Shikra Mack-
ey, much to the displeasure

of the fans as well.
But McKinney, a former
Novice champion who is
making her return after she
graduated a couple years ago
from college in Canada, said
she only decided at,the last
minute to enter the show.
"I thought it was a pretty
good performance," she stat-
ed. "I haven't had the time
to train because of work
obligations, but I was pleased
with the performance."

McKinney, however, said
she was pleased with the final
"I though Shikra Mackey
was in excellent condition
and should have done a lot
better than she did," McKin-
ney said.
The victory has inspired
McKinney to stick around in
the sport, but she indicated
that she will remain in fitness
rather than getting back to

During the show, pro body-
builder 'big' Joel Stubbs put
on an exhibition show as he
gave the crowd a taste of
what to expect when he com-
petes next month in the Unit-
ed States.
From the nationals, the
federation will now select a
team to compete in the Cen-
tral American and Caribbean
Championships in Aruba and
the World Championships in
China, both in September.

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* JAY DARLING and Jena Mackey star at Saturday's event (Photos: Mario Duncanson/Tribune staff)

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Senior Sports Reporter Bo du lding star

THE Bahamas Bodybuilding
and Fitness Federation's
Bahamas National Bodybuild-
ing titles will remain with Jena
Mackey and Jay Darling.
For the fifth consecutive year,
Mackey captured the ladies'
title, while Darling took home
the men's title for the third
straight year.
Their latest feats came Sat-
urday in the RainforestTheatre
at t he Wyndham Nassau
Resort as the federation hosted
the 32nd national champi-
onships, sponsored this year by
the Bodyzone Fitness and Vita-
While the duo dominated the
awards categories, there were
a lot of objections from the

are victorious again

crowd when Dale Wells and
Lizette McKinney were named'
the Bodyfitness short and tall
champions respectively.
However, all the winners
were pleased with their perfor-
mances and they felt they:
deserved to be thechampions.
"As usual, I feel good. I'm
just disappointed that there,
wasn't more of the old guys
competing," said Darling, who
won the light-heavyweight divi-
sion over Grand Bahamian
Julian Sands.

Despite the absence of some
of the top competitors,Darling
we nt into the posedown with
lightweight champion Paul Wil-
son, welterweight champion
Leonardo 'Nardo' Dean, light-
.riiddleweight champion Ray-
mond Tucker and middleweight
champion Olwayne Lynch from
Guyana to clinch the overall
''We had a lot of guys who
decided to sit out this year and
that made it easy for me to

win," said Darling, a Defence
Force officer. "If they had come
or not, it wouldn't have mat-
tered. But I would have liked
to see them anyway."
He added that the support he
got from the crowd, especially
those who train with him at
Gold's Gym,'and the promise of
going to China for the World
Championships, was what
inspired him this year.
The only title that Darling
didn't win was the best poser.-
that went to Raymond Tucker.

"It was just something else
that I pulled out of thebag," sa
id Tucker, about his unre-
hearsed routine. "It was tough,
but I made it through. I think

I'm one of the veteran body-
builders out there so I just had
to keep it tight."
Tucker also teamed up with
Jean Mackey to win the mixed
pairs title. They won over Julian
Sands and Paulamae Riley and
the team of Arthur Eldon and
Rosemary Green.
Mackey cleaned up house in
the ladies' division, taking the
best poser and best symmetry
awards to add to her collection
of eight national titles in nine
"Awesome, awesome," was
how Mackey summed up her
victory. "At first, I couldn't get
my routine togethe in the gym,
but when I came out here, I said
'Lord, I know I'm going to
stamp this.' I just came out
there and did what (coach)
Steven (Robinson) told me with

the help of the Lord."
Mackey won the ladies'
heavyweight title over Rose-
mary Green and she went into
the posedown against ladies
lightweight champion Etta Mal-
colm and masters champion
Paulamae Riley from Grand
"It wasn't that stiff," said
Mackey. "It was good to have a
posedown, but it wasn't as stiff
as I thought it would be."

Malcolm, who easily beat out
Riley for the lightweight title,
said she was pleased with her
performance and was glad to
be in the posedown.
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breast hypertrophy
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Tribune Feature Writer
i significant
number of
women are
suffering from
breast hypertrophy, a painful
condition that can affect pos-
* ture and induce back and
shoulder pain, according to a
local plastic surgeon.
The condition occurs in
women whose breasts are "out
of proportion" with their
frame, creating uncomfortable
conditions, Dr Gregory C Neil,
cosmetic and reconstructive
surgeon at Bahamas Plastic
Surgery told Tribune Woman
and Health.
Breast hypertrophy, any
breast size that is "above and
beyond" what is normal, is very
common here in the Bahamas,
"With breast ;hypertrt phy
you have a lot of fat going out,
underneath the arm towards'
the back, and when you think
about it God only gave you so
much space on your chest wall
for the breasts to grow,". Dr
Neil explains. "So they grow
as far towards the middle as
possible and they have to stop
because the other breast is on
the other side."
This growth leads to an
excess amount of fat that
"creeps out" underneath the

armpits and creates discomfort,
the surgeon adds.
The majority of women who
experience breast hypertrophy
also find that the weight of
their breasts leads to "sagging",
he said,
Women may also experience
bra strap "grooving", where the
.bra strap "cuts" into the shoul-
ders leaving a deep abrasion,
"essentially an open wound''.
To ease their comfort, many
WO '-m^nei7^P:PrfY"Tinedica te d
cre in 'andin wder underneath
the breasts and within the
"groove" created by the bra
strap. But Dr Neil says that the
most effective treatment may
be very simple reduce the size
of the breasts.
Although he hasn't conduct-
ed a survey to see exactly how
many women have "normal"
size breasts in the Bahamas,
and how many fall into the cat-
egory of breast hypertrophy,
breast reduction surgery is his
most frequently performed

procedure. More frequently the Bahamas. For every breast
performed than breast reduction that he performs,
implants, breastlifts, tummy- says the doctor, there are three
tucks and liposuction all very more candidates waiting, either
popular procedures. on insurance or until they can
Dr Neil says that he per- get the time to undergo the

"With breast hypertrophy you have
a lot of fat going out underneath the
..armt9wardthe back. and heny.
think about ti God o4yT gtae you so
much space on your chest wall for
the breasts to grow."
Dr Gregory C Neil

formed four breast reduction
procedures in the last week,
and averages about two per
week and that has been the
trend for the past five years
that he has been practicing in

surgery. Says Dr Neil: "Most
of the time they are referred
by a physical therapist or by a
physician because sleeping for
some is a task, since the weight
on their chest at night makes

are too heavy for her frame,
and for her they aren't normal.
m lenlw hose "I'd have a patient come in
here with a 36DD and her
frame is just very strong and
you'll see it when she walks
af c i n through the door. She is stand-
ing upright, not having any
S problems, she's moving and
working normally. She has no
problems at all with her
breasts. You look at her shoul-
ders and there is no grooving.
them: uncomfortable to the Those breasts are fine for her,"
point where they cannot Dr Neil explains. "But put a 36
breathe. So they have to sleep double D on another woman,
on theiir4side)." she's going to be bent over."
, AcQcordig .to Dr Neil, Dr Neil says that it is impor-
.approximn tely one-third of tant to note that all breasts
,women with breast hypertro- change shape and size as a
b.phy are overweight. But the woman ages. Pregnancy, he
remaining two-thirds are either adds, is one occasion when a
at a normal weight or under- woman should expect signifi-
weight when the breast size is cant changes in her breast. "A
taken out of the equation. woman may be a 34B, but her
I.eD te the number of women breasts will get larger during
*th a.uaiiy e-surgery.1- l The, skin is really
O option against breast hyper-: od (w ith) taking up the slack
trophy, there are hundreds; of' and'shrinking, so after she has
women who do not wish to'do the baby the breasts will return
anything about it surgically. In to normal size, depending on
fact, many are pretty comfort- how much stretch is placed on
able being uncomfortable. the ligaments in the breasts."
But what defines "normal" For all women, pregnant or
breasts? According to Dr Neil, not, with small or large breasts,
there is no standard normal wearing a good supporting bra
breast size. Normal is all rela- at all times can be a relief,
tive to the frame and body type "because no. matter what size
of each individual woman. breasts you have, if you don't
But if a woman is experienc- support them those ligaments
ing bra strap grooving, neck are going to stretch and
and.back pain, then the breasts droop," Dr Neil warns.

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Living Fashion
introduces its
second remark-
able Bahamian
woman in a
three-part series that celebrates
women's personas as they
progress through the stages of
life. We have already become
acquainted with our 60+ mav-
erick Pepper Johnson. Now
we have the pleasure of spend-
ing .time with fashion designer
and boutique restaurant owner
Deidre Turnquest, our candi-
date for the "I now know
myself years", better known as
the 40s and 50s.

Living Fashion: What a plea-
sure it is to see fashion done
right. You epitomise a standard
in the fashion arena that is to
be emulated. It saturates all
that you do and you've set a
remarkable example. It is
always great to see you, how
have you been?
Deidre Turnquest: I have
been good, thank you for your
interest in having me!

LF: Can you tell us a little
about the road you travelled
to become a fashion designer,
what sparked your interest to
pursue this profession and how
do you feel that the fashion
industry locally has changed
from then to now?
DT: Wow, let me think back;
a little bit, I have been sewing
since I was 11 for family and
friends. I am self-taught really,
my mother used to sew as well,
but it was more out of necessi-
ty and it was like a chore for
her. But it came naturally for
me, I would create my own pat-
terns for what I wanted to
- make.
I went to study fashion
design in an era when it was
unheard of as a way to make
money (here), my mother was
not very happy about it. I went
to school in England, I regret
not going further with it, but I


made other choices. Back then
it was hard to introduce fashion
locally, people were more into
major trends. There were very
few people who would accept
things before they were trendy
all around the world.
I have always been a little
ahead of my time, even in the
(19)80s when I reflect on some
of the things I've done; they
are still relevant and worn
today. That used to bother me,
because I never fit in here. But
now, there are no set rules. It's
all about your personal style,
influences from all over the

LF: Design Divas is perfec-
tion in ambiance and cuisine. I
love the fact that it is a "bou-
tique restaurant" (one of a kind
and exclusive). What gave way
to the exodus of the fashion
designer and birth of the
restaurateur and amazing chef?
Can you describe Design
Divas, as you envisioned it and
as it is today?
DT: After years of working
in the design field, I knew that
I wasn't just a-fashion designer;
I am more of an artist. I have
always loved to cook (also self-
taught); it became a passion of
mine, equivalent to sewing.
I love experimenting with
food as much as I 1i've enter-

taining. This restaurant was
really supposed to be a flower
shop and cafe6. My business
partner Juanita Carey and I ini-
tially were going into the event- We also
wanted a caf6 vybe with cof-
fee and sandwiches, etc. The
caf6 was completed before the
flower part and it took off. The
restaurant was kind of a mis-
take! (Smile) The name Design
Divas was an idea that encom-
passed everything that we did -
we design everything! Our food
can be best described as an
eclectic fusion of local and
exotic spices "simple yet com-
plicated". We try to get the
freshest ingredients available.
The menu is a set menu con-
sisting of soup, salad, some-
times a third course, entr6e and
dessert for a fixed price.

LF: In our last installment
our 60+ phenomenon stated
that "at 40, nobody can fool
you and at 50 you are mellow-
ing out". Being in the 40s and
50s stage of your life, does the
phrase "I now know myself"
and the sentiments above ring
true for you? How can you
explain the difference in your-
self now, as opposed to being in
your 20s and 30s?
DT: I am getting to know
myself better. I think I am kind
of a late bloomer. I have always
had someone to look after me.
If truth be told, I am about to
be 50 and I am still very young
at heart. I love the company of
young vibrant people. I love
spending time with my daugh-
ter GiGi and her friends. I am
more confident in this stage of
my life as opposed to my 20s
and 30s.
. People's opinions don't mat-
ter as niuch; anymore. It's- the
beginning of a new phase in
my life. It's kind of scary; this
stage requires more discipline
in some respects. You have to
try harder at maintaining your-
self,,staying fit (especially if
you've kept yourself looking a
certain way your whole life)!

LF: Your closet is amazing,
how would you describe your
fashion sense? What would be
i typical ensemble for you for
day and evening?
DT: Sometimes I forget that
I am 50; I buy things and have

to end up giving them to my
daughter. For the most part I
am a whole lot more relaxed
but edgy. Not conservative at
all, I can't do conservative. My
days are not working days
(because the restaurant is open
in the evenings) so for day, I
usually wear mid-calf or knee-
length soft skirts with soft tops,
I like very feminine tops with
flip flops or a pair of flat san-
dals. My favorite colours are
earth tones, oranges, aqua and
shades of green. For work
evenings, I wear billowy, femi-
nie_ skirts that might have a
little emrbelishliieiit. Cuiftfing
edge I like to mix a dressed-
up look with something really
casual. On weekends, I might
kick off the chef clogs and head
to Flamingo Cafe in heels!
(Smile!) For a grand evening
out, my fantasy ensemble
would be something from
Chanel Haute Couture!!!!! I
think a beautiful woman is one
who does not have to try so
hard, not too made up. That's
attractive to me, also when a
woman knows what to wear to
bring out her personality that

* SET tables inside Design Divas Restaurant

reflects you knowing yourself bopther peopl aotlefre
andbeirig comfortable ii your .bunt w'I'oIust wear "what 'ke
skin. and' hat I thinis.i'app'ropri-
ate for me.

LF: How have your fashion
choices changed over the
DT: There are a lot of things
that I can't wear anymore. I no
longer feel comfortable in
mini's or form fitting things. I
am more into age-appropriate-
ness and comfort; that plays a
major role for me. I will no
longer be uncomfortable for
fashion! That is definitely a
20s thing to do! I used to think

LF: You have explored-all
aspects of fashion, you own and
operate a successful restaurant,
do you have any new projects
in the works that will take you
well into your 60+ years, or is
your spirit quieted and content
creatively for now?
DT: I have so, mugA 4h qt I-:
want to do. Now that fthe'
restaurant is open for dinner
only, I have time to do things in
the day. I love decorating. I
love taking old things and turn-
ing them into something new. I
would like to expand this into
something that will make me
happy somehow. I want to sew
again, I miss it, I will probably
produce a ready-to-wear line
and see where that takes me.
LF: Our encounters are
always time well spent, thank
you for letting Living Fashion
enter the house/restaurant that
Fashion built. We wish' you
continued success in all that
you do.
DT: Thank you so much for
appreciating my artistic contri-
butions; it is such a good feeling
to know that someone. appre-
ciates your sense of style and
your art. Art is after all in the
eye of the beholder'. 'What's
good is whatever YOU like,
not what someone else tells you
to like.
You can contact Deidre at
Design Divas Restaurant, 280
Shirley Street.

* CHANEL DRESS Deidre Turnquest's dream outfit

Apryl Weech is a fashion
designer, stylist and photogra-
pher. You can contact her via
e-mail at: apryl@apryl- or visit her website

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* AN inside view of Design Divas Restaurant, 280 Shirley Street

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Tribune Feature Writer

Do you reach for a choco-
late bar or bag of chips
everytime you feel down
or depressed? If the
answer is yes, this could be
a problem, warns a local dietician.
Using food as a means of comfort could
lead to binge eating and weight gain, says
Julia Lee, dietician at Doctors Hospital.
So called comfort foods "offer emotion-
al satisfaction or meet an emotional need
beyond its nutritional components",
explains the dietician, which means that
in addition to providing nutritional benefits
these foods actually provide some benefits
to one's emotions.
"For example, the comfort food may
make someone feel nurtured and taken
care of. They (comfort foods) may be
something stemming from childhood,
reminding them of the love and nurturing
of a caregiver from earlier years," she tells
*Tribune Woman & Health.
These foods vary from culture to cul-
ture. In American cultures chicken soup is
hailed as a comfort food, and in the
Bahamas many people reach for tea with
lime when they are sick, says Mrs Lee.
But eating food for comfort can some-
times cross the. line into binge eating,
where one eats not necessarily to comfort
themselves from sickness, but to satisfy a
Foods like ice cream, potato chips and
chocolate can be considered comfort foods,
and are not "detrimental" to one's health
when taken in infrequent amounts. But if
they are abused in "frequency and/or quan-

tity", it can lead to weight gain, says Mrs
The abuse of foods, or binge eating, can
also displace healthier foods in the diet,
adds Mrs Lee. "Say a child that only con-
sumes sweet cereals and Kool-Aid, he will
have no appetite for healthier foods and so
that is all that he will want to eat."
However, indulging in comfort foods
that do offer some emotional benefits,
even if it is only in the individual's mind, is
not harmful, depending on what the food
choice is.
Mrs Lee says that a soothing cup of hot
herbal tea or chicken broth, for example, is
not a bad choice. But if the comfort food is
high in calories, high in fat and high in
sodium, it should be regulated.


"When you have foods that provide too
many calories, too much fat and sodium
too often, you should control your intake.
Don't consume too much of it," the dieti-
cian adds.
Most comfort foods are sweet, crunchy,
creamy, salty and sometimes greasy, which
is why potato chips, ice cream and choco-
late are common comfort foods.
One suggestion for managing an over-
indulgence of comfort foods is finding
another activity instead of eating, or snack-
ing on a lower-calorie food. The impor-
tant thing to remember is that snacking
does not have to be unhealthy or cause
weight gain.
Fresh fruit and vegetables are great
snack foods because they are very low in
calories. Individuals have a higher risk of
gaining weight when the craved snack

belongs to the fat-and-sweet food groups.
Also, fats and sweets are at the top of the
basic food pyramid, indicating that a
healthy eating style would contain very lit-
tle of these foods. So if one decides to eat
a high-calorie comfort food, they should
have a small portion.
For example, buy one ice cream bar
instead of a half gallon of ice cream, or a
snack-size bag of chips, instead of sitting
down with a large bag. This will help satisfy
the craving for that comfort food without
leaving a lot of leftover snacks that may be
a temptation to continue eating.
The overall goal is to manage high-sug-
ar and high-fat foods so that they are a
very small part of daily food intake.
Some individuals prefer to use a lower-
calorie version of a high-calorie comfort
food. But it is important to still eat a small
portion size because eating large amounts
of lower-calorie sweets and snacks could
still cause weight problems.
When it comes to an indulgence in com-
fort foods, an individual may not be able to
figure out if he is genuinely hungry or if he
is experiencing a craving. And Mrs Lee
admits that putting this into perspective
is "very difficult".
She offers the following suggestion:
"Think back to the last meal you ate, you
can figure it out. If you have not eaten for
five-six hours it's reasonable to have legit-
imate hunger. If you just walked away
from a meal, then it isn't reasonable that*
you are hungry."
The dietician says it's not unusual to
crave ice cream when you may be thirsty.
In cases like this, she recommends drinking
a glass or two of water, which may prove to
be satisfying.

Origins of what Bahamians eat

HAVE you ever thought
about the food that you eat and
why it is that you eat the way
you do? Not just, "well it's the
way I was brought up", but
really, how did we get to like
peas 'n' rice so much that it is
one of the national dishes of
the Bahamas?
The August Monday holiday,
which commemorated Eman-
cipation Day, provides us with
a wonderful opportunity to
take a look at what we eat as
Bahamians and where it came
from. Although we at Lighten
Up & Live Healthy lay no claim
to being experts in food anthro-
pology, there is some informa-
tion that we would like to share
with you about how some of
our "food ways" developed
over the years.
When Christopher Colum-
buis came to these fair isles in
1492 he met the highly struc-
tured culture of the Amerindi-
ans (Carib, Arawak, etc).
These people have left some
of the oldest influences on our
food culture in the Caribbean,
which is still used today, even
in the Bahamas where the pop-
ulation is extinct.
The cassava was a cherished
food of the Caribs who either
boiled the root crop or grated it
to make bread. Today, cassava
bread is still eaten by many
Bahamians as in other
Caribbean countries, such as
Jamaica, where the cassava
bread is called "bammy".
Also, our love for coconut
water, the use of the dried
coconut in cooking and also the
oil that is used in a variety of
ways, stem from the Carib her-
During the summer months
and on holidays in particular,
don't you like to take the cook-
ing outside and prepare the
food on a barbecue grill? This
method of cooking is another
inherited Carib custom.
The Caribs used a grate
made of thin green sticks upon
which meat was grilled above
an open fire. The grate was
called a "barbecos", which led
to the method of cooking that
is today called "barbecue".
Spices used by the Amerindi-
ans and are still being used
today include hot pepper and
sweet basil, to name a few.
Following Columbus' visits
in the 1490s, the influences of
the Spanish, other colonialists
and the African slaves had an
overwhelming impact on the
food culture of the people liv-
ing in these islands, especially
the Amerindians who were
able to survive the hostility and
diseases that the colonialists
brought with them.
Most of the foods that were
eaten by the Amerindians were
not appreciated by the colo-
nialists who took a derogatory
view of the local foods, simply
because they were not open to
accepting another way of life
as being equally as good as
their own, hence the introduc-

tion of imported foods or the
establishment of new crops to
feed the new wave of immi-

The African influence
Unable to withstand the cru-
el treatment and the new dis-
eases that were brought by the
Colonial masters, the
Amerindian population soon
dwindled and the supply of
gold and other wealth could
not be achieved from these
The colonial masters then,
resorted to the importation of
slaves from Africa, to do the
work. Realising that the
Caribbean, including the
Bahamas, was not theplace
where gold could be found,'the
colonialists resorted to slave
labour to develop the econom-
ic system of the plantocracy
Wealthy planters brought in
cheap, non-perishable foods
from Africa, Spain and North
America to feed their slaves.
In an effort to reduce their
dependence on imported foods,
and their operating expenses,
the planters encouraged the
slaves to farm ground provi-
sions such as potato, yams and
African slaves themselves
brought from their homeland
produce such as okra, callaloo,
pigeon peas and yam.
Yam was a prized food for
the slaves and the word "yam"
is believed to have come from
the African word "NYAM",
which means, "to eat". The
word "NYAM" is still a part
of our local dialect, and it is
used when referring to eating
something that is delightfully
tasty. For example, "Boy he
'nyam' down dat peas sup".
The slaves also brought tra-
ditional cooking utensils,
including the three-legged iron
pot, grater, mortar and pestle
and one-pot method of prepar-
ing most dishes. Cast iron pots
and utensils are still in use in
our Family Islands for baking
foods such as potato arid corn
Here again, these dishes
stem from.the African heritage,
which is similar to the way we
prepare such raw products. The
raw produce is grated, sugared,
spied and mixed with coconut
milk, or grated coconut. It is
wrapped in pieces of green
banana leaf, put into boiling,
spiced water and cooked,
except in the Bahamas we tend
to bake these food items.
Seasonings such as the escal-
lion, onion, ginger, nutmeg,
cloves, allspice and hot pepper
also crossed the continent of
Africa to the Bahamas. There
are many other foods that the
Africans brought to the
Caribbean, which are not tra-
ditionally a part of the Bahami-

an diet but are highly valued
and a part of the "food ways"
in other Caribbean islands.
For example, ackee, a fruit
that is used in Jamaica as a veg-

The British and the Spanish
The British influenced food
choices as well, and not just
with afternoon tea and blood
The British can be credited
with passing on the souse that
so many Bahamians enjoy
today. British sailors enjoyed
marinated meat of cooked pig
head, feet tongue and trotters
with sliced cucumber in lime
juice. The cucumber his been
eliminated but this dish is still
prepared much the same, with
the addition of the spices of the
African heritage.
The Spanish can be credited
with salted codfish, and so can
the Canadians because this was
where these foods were import-
ed from. The Spaniards can
also be credited with introduc-
ing hot chocolate and bringing
to the islands the avocado pear,
which Bahamians love so

Other cultural influences
Other foods that were
imported and have become a
main stay of Bahamian diet
include rice and wheat flour,
which originated from India,
and milk and cheese from
However, by far, the most
significant influence on the
"food ways" of the Bahamas
has been the fast food restau-
rants which, have come from
North America. These restau-
rants have not only changed
our way of what can be con-
sidered the "traditional" way
of eating for Bahamians (this is
highly debatable), but. it has
had, for the most part, a nega-
tive impact on health and well
The method of preparation
and the level by which these
foods are consumed each day
continue to contribute to the
problem of overweight and
obesity in the Bahamas, which
is now estimated to be at 65
per cent of the adult popula-
This means that the average
Bahamian needs to make a
serious and conscious decision
and determine how much of
the North American dietary
habits are going to influence
"the way I will be.eating".
It is time to reduce the
amount of fried foods, foods
high in sugar and foods that
are high in salt (highly sea-
soned foods) which increase
our chances of developing
chronic diseases, such as hyper-
tension, heart disease, diabetes
and stroke. Selecting less of
these types of foods and more

fresh native fruits, vegetables!
and lower fat foods, will go a
long way in reducing the level
of overweight and obesity in
this country.

The information is this col-
umn is provided by Adelma
Penn and Camelta Barnes,
nutritionists in the Nutrition
Unit, Department of Public
Health, Ministry of Health.







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Tribune Feature Writer
The use of performance
enhancing drugs in the
sports world has been a
global concern for many
years. And the Bahamas,
which continues to see international
success in track and field, tennis and
swimming, is no exception.
For younger Bahamian athletes,
those in the school system who will
one day perform on the global sports
scene, performance enhancing drugs
are as much of a concern for them as
they are for their more senior col-
According to Dr Willard J J
Thompson, doping control officer of
the International Amateur Athletic
Association (IAAF), International
Drug Tests Management (IDTM),
and orthopaedic surgeon, young or
novice athletes and performance drugs
is a concern in the overall fight against
sports drug use in the Bahamas.
"Here in the Bahamas, children are
using creatine which builds up their
muscle bulk' They get muscle cramps
and they are very tight, so you know
that they are using creatine. It's avail-
able at some of these places where
you can get supplements," he shared
Sat the most recent Doctors Hospital's
..distinguished lecture series.
In the Bahamas, as in the United:
States, the nutritional supplement is,
readily available over the counter, said
Dr Thompson, adding that the
younger athletes who have access to
the drugs use it to increase body
weight, increase lean mass, increase

strength and power, improve perfor-
mance in repeat bouts of high intensity
exercise, and improve high intensity
exercise performance.
But the effects of creatine supple-
mentation may last 4 12 weeks after
discontinuation. Adverse effects may
include muscle cramps, aggravation
of tendonitis and leads to early arthri-
Other concerns include: Internet
drugs, which can be obtained without
prescriptions; the sale of black market
drugs; unregulated supplements and
homeopathic medicines; designer
drugs (made by changing the molecu-
lar structure of an existing drug or
drugs to create a new substance); and
gene manipulation.
Drug use in sports, says Dr Thomp-
son, is both morally and ,physically
'wrog; since it ignoresithe importance;-
of a true competitive'spfi'iit thf
includes fair play, and it damages the
internal systems of the body.
"Performance drug use is morally
and physically wrong; morally because
it is a violation of the world anti-dop-
ing code established by the world
Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)", said
Dr Thompson. "It's cheating also
against the principles of sportsman-
ship and fair play, deception of self
and others, insults the other competi-
.tors thinking that the playing field is
level, a violation of trust anid brings'
embarrassment to the athlete, family
and sponsors once it's found out."
And while these drugs promise to
enhance a player's performance and
may give them a "leading edge", the
results may be only short-lived, since
serious health problems could follow.

"They (performance drugs) also
present a health risk to those who take
them, whether the side effects are
immediate or prolonged. They can
cause physical deterioration in the
individual over many years of usage,"

the doctor warned.
In the Bahamas, the control of drug
use in sports has been seen mainly in
track and field, an area where the
Bahamas has arguably earned most
of its international exposure in sports.

Dr Thompson says that most of the
drug testing of athletes in the
Bahamas has been performed in com-
"The athletes are chosen prior to
the race and depending on who fin-
ishes in first, second or third place,
athletes can be selected at random,"
he explained. "But any athlete who
breaks a national, an area, or a world
or Olympic record, must be tested to
verify that the record was achieved
without enhancing drugs."
With any drug testing, there will be
some positive results, and the
Bahamas has seen four positive cases
so far in track and field, according to
Dr Thompson.
First in 1991, at the Junior Pan Am
Games in Kingston, Jamaica an ath-
lete tested positive for strychine (a
stimulant). Then in 1995, an athlete:
tested positive for pseudoephedrine
at the BAAA National Open Cham-
The substance is found in over-the-
counter couch medicines preparations,
and according to Dr Thompson, the
athlete claimed that he unknowingly
took an over-the-counter medication
for flu symptoms.
Pseudoephedrine was a banned sub-
stance then, but the drug is now con-
sidered one of the "soft" over-the-
counter drugs and was removed from
,the banned list in 2003. (However, the
substance is included in the 2005 mon-
itoring programme by WADA.)
In 1998, at the 16th CAC Games in
Maracaibo, Venezuela, an athlete test-
ed positive for ventolin (a drug used in
the treatment of asthma.) At the time,
he was not in the possession of an

abbreviated Therapeutic Use Exemp-
tion (TUE), which would have
excused the substance being in his
body. But he later produced medical
information which established his,
asthmatic condition. He was then
cleared of the offense.
Dr Thompson says that the "most
publicised" use of drugs in athletics
came in 2002 at the BAAA National
Open Championship. One of the ath-
letes tested positive for ephedrine; tri-
amterene; and hydrochlorthiazide, a
combination used for hypertension.
Hydrochlorthiazide is also considered
a masking agent as it acts as a diuret-
ic. The athlete was charged with a
two-year suspension for that infrac-
tion and has since returned to com-
petitive sports.
The prohibited list produced every,
year by WADA indicates that any
substance or method that meets any
two of the following criteria is pro-
hibited in and out of competition -
having the potential to enhance .or
enhances sports performance; poten-
tial health risks to the athlete; and
violates the spirit of sports.
But prohibited methods include any
enhancements of oxygen transfer;
chemical and physical manipulation;
and gene doping.
Dr Thompson said that in keeping
with the fight against drugs in sports,
the Bahamas Olympic Association
and the government of the Bahamas
have both signed onto the Copen-
hagen Declaration (2002) in 2003. The
government of the Bahamas has paid
its annual contribution to WADA and
is expected to sign onto an UNESCO
Convention in 2005/2006.

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women are mak-
ing a choice to
breastfeed. Sta-
tistics show that
in hospital, the majority of
new mothers breastfeed.
However, by one month post
delivery a decline in exclusive
breastfeeding occurs and most
women begin to bottle feed
their babies either alone or
in combination with the
By three to four months
even fewer mothers tend to
breastfeed. This is not the
breastfeeding pattern recom-
mended by healthcare profes-
Making a decision to breast-
feed or bottle feed your baby
is a personal one, but there
are some points that parents
should consider to help them
decide which option is best for
them and their baby.
It is recommended that
mothers exclusively breast-
feed, which means that only
breast milk is given for the
first six months of the baby's

life. After six months, com-
plementary foods can be intro-
duced, because after six
months breast milk alone is
not enough to meet the baby's
nutritional needs.
These recommendations are
based on a joint statement
established by the World
Health Organization (WHO)
and United Nations Children
Relief in 1993. In this state-
ment a global goal was set for
all mothers to practice exclu-
sive breastfeeding of their
infants from birth to six
months. Thereafter, it is rec-
ommended that mothers con-
tinue to breastfeed infants
while providing appropriate
and adequate complementary
foods up to two years or
Here in the Bahamas,
women tend not to breastfeed
appropriately because of the
bottle-feeding culture, which is
believed to have its origin in
the slave experience.
Today, persons readily asso-
ciate babies with bottles and
artificial milk formula rather

Relax and be

safe on vacation

.SUMMTTjTI E is a pop-
Miiit1iine^veople to take
fieii4caii biut nobody
likes to think of vacation
mishaps. It is best to prepare
so you can have a relaxing
safe vacation.
Before you go, take these
precautions to keep your
home safe:
An empty house can be
a target for burglars and
vandals, put household lights
on timers and consider keep-
ing a radio turned on;
turn the ringer on your
telephone down or off;
make sure doors and
windows are locked;
give your travel destina-
tion phone number to a
friend or neighbour and ask
them to keep an eye on your
clean out your purse or
wallet and leave unnecessary
items at home;

leave a copy of your
passport, ID, credit card and
health insurance card with a
relative or close friend;
make a list of luggage
contents in the event your
suitcases are lost;
while you are on vaca-
tion, carry your purse close
to your body, put your wal-
let in a front pocket, or wear
a money belt under your
. bring a credit card or
carry traveler's checks
instead of large amounts of
when in a hotel, dead-
bolt the door aird do not
open it unless you know who
is knocking and;
never leave jewellery,
money or other valuables
lying around your hotel
room, keep them in a safe.
Source: Doctors Hospital

than breastfeeding and breast
milk from the mother. More
often than not babies are bot-
tle fed.
Contributing to this practice
is the commonly held myth
that breastfeeding is not
enough to meet the baby's
nutritional need. Conse-
quently, pressure is exerted
on the mother by other mem-
bers of the families (mother,
mother-in-law, grandmother,
aunts, etc) and other associ-
ates (friends, co-workers and
Breastfeeding offers many
benefits for mother, baby and
the entire family.

Saves families as much as
$100 per month in formula
saves families even more
money by reducing medical
costs for healthier mothers
and healthier babies;
offers some advantages,
such as extra sleep and more
freedom to go out;
provides psychological
benefits that far outweigh the
psychological benefits of bot-
tle feeding and;
helps in the development
of strong bonds between
mother and child early in the
child's life. Babies need con-
tact with their mother to
become properly socialised.
Many mothers consider the
preparation and storage.
advantages of breast milk rea-
son alone to breastfeed their
As for the extra sleep,
breAgtfeeding mothers quick-
ly learn to sleep when the
I baby sleeps and then rouse
themselves only lightly during
the night.

Some benefits of breast-
feeding for infants are:
Fewer ear and respiratory
potentially fewer allergies;
reduced incidences of can-
protection against SIDS
(Sudden Infant Death Syn-


disease preventing immu-
nities are passed from mother
to child;
reduced incidence of
blood infections and menin-
lower mortality rate for
assures contact with moth-
fewer incidents of serious
reduced incidences of
insulin-dependent diabetes
acts as first brain food as it
helps to set down the proper
matrix for humans.

Benefits for mothers
Fewer incidents of pre-
menopausal ovarian and
breast cancer;
sense of fulfillment;
eating more while poten-
tially losing weight;
calming effect of nursing
your infant and baby;
mothers and babies are
more relaxed;
saving a family more than
$400 (not buying formula)
during the first year of infant's
contraceptive effect (don't
rely on this);
increased sense of pride
in giving of themselves to their
baby and;
less time missed from
work because of improved
health of baby.

Disadvantages of choosing
not to breastfeed:
Formula is more expen-
sive and needs to be stored at
the proper temperature, heat-
ed, measured and mixed and;
the infant is susceptible to
increased incidences of ear
infections, allergic reactions,
constipation and orthodontic
(teeth) problems.
Often mothers refuse to ini-
tiate breastfeeding or prema-
turely terminate breastfeed-
ing their infants because of the
perception that they will not
be able to continue once they
return to work.
This is a legitimate concern


increases teens

that is resolved through the,
practice of carefully expressing
and properly storing the
breast milk for use when
mother and baby are separat-
ed a skill that can be (easily.)
developed with (minimal)
MYTHS such as:
Breastfeeding causes the
breast to sag;
the breast milk is not suf-
ficient to meet the nutritional
needs of the infant and;
if the mother eats certain
types of food while, breast-
feeding it causes the baby to
become sick or colicky.
The explanation for each of
the myths cited is culture
bound and can be labeled "old
wives tales". To gain the truth
on each of these beliefs it is
best that the mother speak
with a healthcare provider
(physician, nurse or nutrition-
ist) before opting not to
breastfeed. This will provide
accurate information and ally
all anxieties.
To assist new mothers in
acquiring accurate knowledge
regarding what is right and
what is not in breastfeeding
and the development of
appropriate skills to under-
take this naturally beautiful
and essential task, a Lactation
Management Unit was estab-
lished within the Ministry of
Health under the administra-
tion of the Department of
Public Health. The unit is
equipped with duly qualified
nursing personnel who pro-
vide an array of services
including patient education
and support in developing
proper breastfeeding skills
that will be sustained through
the recommended time period
of birth to two years and
beyond. The service is man-
aged out of the Coconut
Grove Clinic and is available
at most community clinics.
Even though mothers must
sometimes be separated from
their infants at varying inter-
vals during the period of
breastfeeding, breastfeeding
can still be carried out suc-
cessfully. By expressing and
properly storing the breast
milk in the refrigerator (for a
period of up to 72 hours) or
freezing it .(for a period not

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exceeding three months) and
properly heating or thawing
and heating the milk before
feeding their babies with cup
or spoon, breast (milk) feed-
ing can continue in time of
During the first week of
August (each year) the Lac-
tation Management Team of
the Department of Public
Health, with the endorsement
of the Ministry of Health, joins
healthcare professionals glob-
ally in the observance of
World Breastfeeding Week.
This is a time set by the World
Alliance for Breastfeeding
Action to sensitise countries
throughout the world on
breastfeeding. The aim is to
protect, promote and support
exclusive breastfeeding, from
birth to six months and wean-
ing at six months with the
introduction of foods other
than breast milk, while con-
tinuing to breastfeed up to two
years and beyond.
The theme for this year's
observance is "Breastfeeding
Family Foods: Loving and
Activities scheduled for this
year's observance by the Lac-
tation Management Services
of the Ministry of Health,
Department of Public include:
Tuesday, August 2 -
Exhibition Mall at Marathon
and Community Clinics;
Wednesday, August 3
- Guest appearance on Radio
Programme "Joining Hands
for Health" on Radio
Bahamas ZNS 1540AM and
810AM at 7.30pm;
Thursday, August 4 -
Judging of exhibition corners
at government clinics;
Friday, August 6 -
Awards and graduation cere-
mony at the South Beach
Health Centre;
Sunday, August 7 -
Church Service at the Bethel
Baptist Church, Meeting:- :
Street at 11am.

The general public is invited
to participate in all of the
above listed events. For more
information please contact a
member of the Lactation Man.-
agement Services at telephone
numbers 502-4013 or 356-7228.

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Greet Scene by Gardener Jack

August is the
month and ,all
that that signi-
fies. It is also
the month when we must pay
attention to hurricane reports.
This season has already been
very active and the island I live
on, Abaco, seems to act like a
magnet. The Tribune's recent
Hurricane Special noted that
hurricanes hit Abaco more
than any other Bahamian
island, once every nine years
on average.
My wife, the energetic one
of the family, has already

trimmed most of the
bougainvillea and tall shrubs.
I had to beg her to leave the
crepe myrtle until a later date
as it looks so beautiful and
would probably not flower
again until next year. It's a wise
move to trim your trees and
shrubs early because there are
many more things to worry
about once a hurricane is
It has been a dry rainy sea-
son here so far with thunder-
storms threatening but rarely

producing enough rain to obvi-
ate watering the garden. It
seems that every afternoon my
outdoor shaded thermometer
hovers on 100 degrees, so the
plants need plenty of water..
This has been a poor mango
season on Abaco. Those trees
that survived Frances and
Jeanne have been reluctant
bearers. Only two of my trees
bore fruit and then very sparse-
ly. The best bearer is a Keitt
(pronounced 'kitt') that is a late
season variety. Perhaps we are
lucky to have any at all.
There are no soursops or
sugar apples on the trees, nor

guavas or Barbados cherries. I
do have heavy-bearing papayas
to look forward to as long as a
hurricane does not arrive
before ripening time. Along the
shore there are signs of bumper
crops of coco plums and sea
In the vegetable garden I am
keeping in my established
sweet and hot pepper plants.

The only seeds I sowed recent-
ly were tomatillo. They are
doing well and take the sum-
mer heat in stride.
This summer my hanging
baskets are filled with purslane.
These cheerful flowers are just
like moss rose but grow much
larger and have fleshy leaves. A
single plant fills a two-gallon
hanging basket when mature

* KEITT mangoes are late producers, usually ripening at the end of August or in September.

and loves full sun. I also have
two of my winter geraniums
surviving in their hanging bas-
kets. They are hung in the
shade and are flowering very

August is the month when
zephyranthes appear. Ameri-
cans call then rain lilies but,
here on Abaco they are called
- appropriately August
flowers. Once established they
form dense colonies and can
take over a lawn. Zephyran-
thes can be seen by the road-
side in some settlements, where
they have escaped from domes-
tication and gone wild. They
look very like the cool climate
crocus. Another wild flower
running rampant is the spider
lily, especially on the dunes of
Elbow Cay.
Roadside by the Abaco bush
are magnificent stands of wild
tabebuia (Five Finger), wild
guava and pigeonberry. The
pigeonberry has pretty blue
flowers but is noted more for
its yellow-orange berries that
are borne in profusion. There's
a section of the Abaco high-
way going to Sandy Point that
features paradise trees and
another where yellow thistles
abound. Now and then you
spot the deep red of small
morning glories and the creamy
yellow of devil's potato flow-
August on Abaco is a sleepy
month when everything seems
to slow down to a crawl.

* ZEPHYRANTHES (August flower) make their annual appearance
this month and will stay with us through September.









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