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Publication Date: August 27, 2005
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Power woes


delay hundreds


of passengers


By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
POWER fluctuations at Nas-
sau International Airport led to
hours-long delays for fnore than
1,000 passengers who queued
inside and outside the interna-
tional terminal yesterday morn-
ing, unable to check-in when
computers failed.
For a third day in a row,
chaos erupted at the airport as
Bahamians and tourists tried to
leave New Providence.
Queues of people extended
outside of the terminal and
snaked around the building as
passengers waited to be
processed.
An American Airline pas-
senger told The Tribune that
more than 1,000 people, many
of whom had been trying to
leave the Bahamas since
Wednesday, were waiting to
finally catch their flights.
"The line is unbelievable,
there are so many people trying
to get a flight out of here. It's
madness," the passenger said.
Airport Authority Deputy
General manager Joseph Reck-
ley said that fluctuations in the
main power supply caused com-
puters to fail.
"We were experiencing fluc-
tuations and power surges
which were causing us some
problems, so we had to switch


over to our generator. Of course
the generator cannot give us
complete coverage, only the
basics," he said.
At press time yesterday, Mr
Reckley had not yet received
information from BEC as to
what had caused the irregulari-
ties in electricity supply.
On Thursday, hundreds of
passengers were stranded at
Nassau International Airport as
airlines cancelled flights when
Florida airports closed because
of Hurricane Katrina.
Shortly after 2pm that day the
first airport in Florida
announced that it would be
closing due to the storm.
Broward county officials said
due to the approach of Hurri-
cane Katrina, the hurricane pas-
senger terminals at Fort Laud-
erdale-Hollywood Internation-
al Airport would be closed.
American Airlines/American
Eagle was one of the airlines
that continued to fly its routes
to Miami and Fort Lauderdale
during the morning hours, how-
ever, following the closure of
the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood
airport, the airline was forced
to cancel its 4pm flight to that
destination on Thursday.
Delta Air Lines was able to
continue its service to Atlanta,
SEE page 11


Members of the BEC Managerial Union meet to brief and prepare their members for the next step in industrial talks with the Corporation, which
they threatened might happen as early as Monday.
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/ Tribune Staff)


BEC managers union


threatens 'hot summer'


By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
MEMBERS of the
Bahamas Electric Utilities
Managerial Union threatened
that if their contractual nego-
tiations are not settled by
Monday, they will be forced


to act more aggressively to
bring the matter to a close.
During an impromptu meet-
ing yesterday, members of the
union met in the corporation's
parking lot to discuss the pre-
sent state of their negotiations.
President of the BEUMU
Ronnie Stevenson said that the


union has been quite patient
throughout the talks with gov-
ernment and BEC manage-
ment, but believed they were
still not being treated fairly.
"By Monday if nothing has
happened, we have to do
something. I think we have
been quite patient and I think


it's enough," he said.
Benjamin Rolle, a trustee in
the union shouted: "Our pres-
ident might be too polite to
say it, but it could be a hotter
summer if nothing happens by
SEE page 9


Bahamas begins


storm recovery


By A FELICITY
INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE chief witness in the
United States' anticipated case
against Dwight and Keva Major
appeared in court Thursday as
the couple's lawyer was wrap-
ping up submissions in their
habeas corpus application.
Johnathan Cartwright's state-


ment to police in the US is
being used to build a case
against the Majors for allegedly
conspiring to and importing
cocaine and marijuana.
Cartwright came to the
Supreme Court with his lawyer,
Ian Cargill yesterday.
The Majors' lawyer Michael
SEE page 11


By KARAN MINNIS
IN the wake of tropical storm
- now Hurricane Katrina -
the islands of the Bahamas are
just getting back to normal after
disruptions of airline and other
services.
On Thursday hundreds of
passengers were stranded at
Nassau International Airport as
airlines cancelled flights to the
Florida area when those air-
ports closed on the approach of
Katrina.
Shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood
International Airport was the
first major airport to close in


the Florida area. It was closely
followed by Miami Interna-
tional.
Announcements were made
throughout Florida advising
passengers to contact their air-
lines before going to the airport
because of the cancellations.
After the closure of Florida
airports, flights from Nassau
International Airport (NIA)
continued to fly to other desti-
nations, such as Atlanta, Geor-
gia, and the Family Islands.
However, Bahamasair flights
were discontinued from
SEE page 11


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THE TRIBUNE


LOCAL'NEWS


POLICE are searching for
a man wanted in connection
with the armed robbery of a
gas station.
At 2pm on Thursday, an
unidentified man entered the
Texaco service station on Joe
Farrington Road and threat-
ened the establishment's
employees with a handgun.
The perpetrator was able
to escape on foot after he
robbed one of the employees
of an undetermined amount
of money.
Investigations in the mat-
ter continue.


By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

ALL coral reefs
in the Bahamas
should be des-
ignated nation-
al parks to
ensure the protection of one of
the country's most valuable nat-
ural resources, Grand Bahama
lawyer Fred Smith said yester-
day.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that ROBERT JEAN OF BERNARD
ROAD, P.O. BOX EE-16122, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 20TH day of AUGUST, 2005 to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.




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Speaking with The Tribune,
Mr Smith said that the latest
information released by the
United Nations Environment
Programme (UNEP) in its
Caribbean Environment Out-
look 2005 report highlights
issues that the Bahamas should
focus on more.
The UNEP's report said that
the continuing destruction of
coral reefs will have a direct
impact on the region's tourism
revenue as coastal and marine
pollution is threatening the
Caribbean's billion-dollar dive
tourism industry.
"We in the Bahamas are very
close to reaching that threshold
where the nutrients which are
running off into the ocean will
lead to the collapse of the coral
reef eco-systems," said Mr
Smith. Government, he said,
should do its best to ensure that
reefs in the Bahamas are not
sacrificed to new developments
taking place in coastal areas of
the Family Islands.
"In the coastal areas around
Grand Bahama, especially the
southern shore, the reefs are
already destroyed, we can't let


Fred Smith


the same thing happen to all
our reefs," he said.
Mr Smith, who is also the
legal representative df the Save
Guana Cay Reef Association
(SGCRA), said fear that the
reefs around that small Family
Island will be damaged is "main
thrust of criticism" directed at
the controversial Baker's Bay


project.
"The people are not opposed
to development, only develop-
ment that will prove detrimental
to the environment.
"Currently the developers are
planning for a marina to be built
in the mangroves this will
destroy the habitats of many
species and a golf course right
on the coast, which means nutri-
ents from the golf course will
run off directly into the water
there," he said.
Mr Smith said that the situa-
tion is especially critical because
the coral reef system is very
close to the coast in Guana Cay.
"So in the long run, because
of the eventual destruction of
the reefs the Baker's Bay devel-
opment will actually adversely
effect tourism, because that's
what the tourists come for; our
marine resources," he said.
Mr Smith said that eco-
tourism is the most attractive
feature of the Bahamas' tourism
product. "Our marine environ-
ment is a treasure trove, our
coast lines are gold, and we
have a duty to protect them,"
he said.


Bahamians urged to



watch storm activity


BY NATARIO McKENZIE
BAHAMIANS should keep
a close eye on tropical storm
activity over the next few weeks
as the month of September is
considered the peak of the hur-
ricane season.


According to meteorologist
Michael Stubbs, cyclonic activ-
ity increases greatly from late
August through September
because this is when the inter-
tropical convergence zone
(ITCZ) is most active.
"The month of September is
when there is perhaps the
largest probability of cyclonic
activity," Mr Stubbs said.


He said that the inter-tropical
convergence zone, also referred
to as the "doldrums" is the
region where the northeast and
southeast trade winds meet,
spawning thunderstorms and
extensive cloud development.
According to Mr Stubbs if
conditions are favorable, this
can also lead to the develop-
ment of hurricanes.


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Nassau, Bahamas


AS we enter the most active Tropical Storm month of the year, evidence of last year's hurricane
season is still with us. The northwest coast of New Providence bears witness to the battering it
took from Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004. (Photo: Mario Duncanson/Tribune Staff)


Mr Stubbs said that so far this
year there have already been
11 tropical cyclones, which sur-
passes yearly averages for this
point in the hurricane season.
This he said, signals an
extremely active season.

TRl;OP ;ICALn


These storms are stronger
because they travel a further
distance and are able to gather
moisture and heat energy while
traveling a significant distance
over warm water.
They tend to move off the
'northeast coast of Africa and
make their way across the
Atlantic ocean and towards the
northwestern Caribbean, he
said.
"During late November is
usually when storms begin
forming the Gulf of Mexico,"
Mr Stubbs added.


BYNATARIO
McKENZIE
THE boyfriend of the 15-
year-old girl who was shot in
the face in Grand Bahama has
been charged with her mur-
der.
On Friday, 22-year-old
Vivay Harvey Johnson of
Farnham Crescent was
arraigned before Magistrate
Subu Swain-Lasalle in a
Freeport court for the mur-
der Martha Thelma Jolly.
Johnson's brother, 24-year-
old Durrell Thompson was
arraigned on a weapons
charge.
Martha Jolly lived in
Bartlette Hill, Eight Mile
Rock. She was the mother of
a 10-month-old girl.
Police reports state that
shortly after midnight on
Tuesday August 23, Jolly
returned with Johnson to his
apartment following an
evening out.
Neighbors report hearing a
loud explosion and Jolly was
found in a pool of blood with
a severe gunshot wound to
her face.
Johnson was charged with
intentionally and unlawfully
causing the death of Jolly. He
was represented by attorney
Carlson Shurland and was not
required to enter a plea to the
charge.
The matter was adjourned
to December 5.
Johnson's brother, who was
also represented by Shurland,
was charged with being in
possession of an unlicenced
12-gauge shotgun. He pleaded
not guilty and was granted
bail in the sum of $8,000 with
one surety. His matter was
also adjourned to December
5.

According to Stubbs, it is not
unusual to see tropical activity
developing in the Caribbean as
the present humidity and the
sea surface temperature is con-
ducive to cyclonic development.
He said however that the lat-
er, more powerful storms tend
to originate off the coast of
Africa during the month of Sep-
tember.


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9.35 8.00 Bahamas Property Fund 9.35 9.35 0.00 1.452 0.340 6.4 3.64%
8.60 5.55 Bank of Bahamas 6.60 6.60 0.00 0.561 0.330 11.8 5.00%
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.80 0.80 0.00 0.187 0.010 4.3 1.25%
1.80 1.40 BahamasWaste 1.40 1.40 0.00 0.126 0.060 11.1 4.29%
1.15 0.87 Fidelity Bank 1.10 1.10 0.00 0.066 0.040 16.7 3.64%
8.81 6.76 Cable Bahamas 8.80 8.80 0.00 0.618 0.240 14.2 2.73%
2.20 1.69 Colina Holdings 1.69 1.69 0.00 0004 0.000 NM 0.00%
9.08 6.75 Commonwealth Bank 9.00 9.00 0.00 0.705 0.410 12.8 4.56%
2.50 0.67 Doctor's Hospital 2.46 2.46 0.00 0.429 0.000 5.7 0.00%
4.12 3.85 Famguard 4.12 4.12 0.00 0.428 0.240 9.6 5.83%
10.81 9.25 Finco 10.61 10.61 0.00 0.695 0.500 15.3 4.71%
9.50 7.00 FirstCaribbean 9.50 9.50 0.00 0.695 0.380 13.7 4.00%
9.00 8.31 Focol 9.00 9.00 0.00 0.675 0.500 13.3 5.56%
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 9.80 0.00 0.526 0.405 18.3 4.22%
8.50 8.25 J. S: Johnson 8.50 8.50 0.00 0.561 0.560 15.2 6.59%
6.69 4.36 Kerzner International BORs 5.86 5.81 -0.05 0.122 0.000 48.0 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 2wk-Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Weekly Vol. EPS $ Div $ P/E Yield
13.00 12.50 Bahamas Supermarkets 12.25 13.25 11.00 1.488 0.960 9.1 7.25%
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 10.00 10.35 10.00 0.000 0.800 NM 7.80%
.600.40 RND Holdings 0.290.54o 0.00 -0 066 0,000 NM 0n00%
43.00 28.00 ABDAB 41.00 43.00 41.00 2.220 0.000 19.4 0.00%
16.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 13.00 14.00 13.00 1.105 0.810 14.6 6.93%
.600.35 RND Holdings 0.290.54 0.35 -0.103 0000 N/M 0.00%
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10.4855 10.0000 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 10.4855"""
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Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
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Change Change In closing price from day to da% EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mthe
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DIV $ Dividends per share paid In the last 12 month, NIM Not Meaningful
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Potter's


Cay


stalls


to


be


demolished


Closures based on

health inspections


By KARAN MINNIS
BASED on the results of san-
itation and environmental
inspections, some vendor stalls
at Potter's Cay will have to be
demolished according to the
Ministry of Works.
Environmental Health and
Works officials yesterday con-
tinued inspections begun last
week at the Potter's Cay dock
and market area.
Speaking at the site of inspec-
tions, Celina Curry, a building
inspector from the Ministry of
Works, said that there are "one
or two stalls that we find to be
in poor conditions: they are
dilapidated and we recommend
that they be demolished."
"Many of the stalls out here
did not have a building permit
to begin with," she said. "So in
order for us to now bring the
dock up to standards, we need
the new ones to apply for build-
ing permits and have plans
approved by the Ministry of
Works."
Ms Curry said she was not yet
in a position to say exactly how
many stalls will have to be torn
down.
After the offending stalls are
demolished, she said, any of the
vendors in question who wish
to remain on the dock would
have to "reconstruct those stalls
in accordance with the building
code of-the Ministry of Works."
According to Ron Pinder,
Parliamentary Secretary in the
Ministry of Health, the inspec-
tions of the market are being
conducted under the jurisdic-


tion of the Potter's Cay
Enhancement Committee.
"What we are doing now is
simply fine tuning the inspec-
tions that have already been
conducted," he said. "Based on
these inspections we will be able
to distribute information to the
vendors on what they need to
improve in order to meet the
minimum sanitation and envi-
ronmental requirements."
After the earlier round of
inspections, some vendors have
been prohibited from selling
alcohol, and have received let-


Ministry of Works will make
vendors eligible to apply for
business licences as well as
liquor licences."
"While we are aware that
under the present conditions
they cannot meet the specified
guidelines for a certificate of
sanitation as is, there is some
latitude under the guidelines
that would permit them to
engage in preparation for the
sale of foods for the purposes
that exist out here, but of course
they would have to meet the
minimum standards," he
explained.
Mr Pinder said that "much of
the conditions that exist at Pot-
ter's Cay at the present are a
direct result of non-enforcement
or a lack of enforcement by any
number of government agen-
cies."


Felton Sands has one of the cleanest stalls on the Pot-
ter's Cay Dock. (Photo: Mario Duncanson/ Tribune Staff)


ters prohibiting the sale of
cooked food.
According to Mr Pinder,
"compliance with the standards
set by both the Department of
Environmental Health and the


"There has not been consis-
tency and this is what we are
attempting to do now," he said.
"Because the government is
having to play catch-up to exist-
ing operations, there are some


latitudes that we are giving the
vendors with regards to the
standards, with regards to the
time frame in which they are
able to bring there stalls up to
the minimum requirement."
"What we are trying to get
vendors to understand is that
they are in business," Mr Pinder
said.
"These persons make thou-
sands of dollars every week and
what the government is saying
to them is that if you are going
to engage in this kind of busi-
ness activity these are the min-
imum standards that you must
meet."
"We can not afford to have a
billion-dollar Mecca, less than a
mile away and condone a
squalor here in the Potter's Cay
market area," he said.
According to Mr Pinder,
funding for this project will
come from a number of gov-
ernment agencies, however the
vendors will have to fund some
of the improvements them-
selves.
Mr Pinder said repairs at the
dock are expected to be com-
plete by Discovery Day week-
end in October.


The fruit stands on Potter's Cay Dock are being used for
other purposes than selling fruit. Here is a man taking a nap
on one stand at 11am in the morning. (Photo: Mario Dun-
canson/ Tribune Staff)

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P.O. Box N-4853
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ful stage in this nation's devel-
opment and particularly the
growing pains of some of its
institutions (COB and Doctor's
Hospital) and regulatory bod-
ies (the Bar and the Medical
Associations) it should not be
surprising that disturbing and
serious shocks and setbacks
occur in the public realm.
The summary request for Dr
Smith's immediate resignation
(a firing) capping the COB's
embarrassing last few months,
far from being something the
community can be satisfied with
and proud of, is really a traves-
ty of justice. This travesty began
with the extreme publicity given
Dr Smith's plagiarism scandal
at the COB and which captured
the front pages of our local
papers for the last few months.
While a serious faux pas and
more than a misdemeanour and
while the ultimate penalty could
be the loss of one's job and sta-
tus, the forthright manner in
which Dr Smith acknowledged
his grievous mistake bespeaks
of it being just that. In a way it is
particularly ironic that it was
another COB faculty member
Felix Bethel who had
himself made a serious mistake
and verbally abused and threat-
ened a member of COB's
administration who seemed to
lead the movement for summa-
ry execution (firing) he who
had himself only recently been
spared and seemingly been
quite completely rehabilitated
in the .COB community. Per,-
haps Mr Bethel,, having, shown
signs of having rediscovered his
Christian heritage during his
'Rough Cut' period a few years
ago, will recall the teaching
(Matthew 18:23-35) of clemen-
cy advocated by Christ for if
he was shown such clemency
for his grave mistake why was
he so lacking in charity and
clemency toward Dr Smith?
One of the most unfortunate
parts of this whole saga was the
crassness with which it was han-
dled by both the College Coun-
cil as well as the media from the
very beginning. It was as if
someone had belted out a huge
belch in public (in a culture
which reproves such behaviour)
and someone serving on a body
having oversight responsibili-
ties for the proper comportment
of public figures in public set-
tings deciding that they'd blow
the proverbial "whistle" on
them. But the question must be
asked: Did it need to be such a
public whistle? Was there ever
any question that, no matter
how vociferous his COB sup-


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that JOHNSON JEAN-BAPTISTE,
P.O.BOX EE-16948, COCKBURN STREET, FOX HILL,
NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows
any reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of the
facts within twenty-eight days from the 27TH day of AUGUST,
2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that NELLY JEAN-BAPTISTE,
P.O.BOX EE 16948, COCKBURN STREET, FOX HILL,
NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows
any reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of the
facts within twenty-eight days from the 27TH day of AUGUST,
2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that LENY OSCAR OF GOLDEN
GATES II, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 20TH day of AUGUST, 2005 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, RO.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.


porters might be the unhappy
fellow had committed hari-kari
a very public and academic
suicide and that it was only a
matter of time that he would
have to resign and leave the
scene? The Tribune 5/8/05 p.11
claims that the "whistle-blow-
er" (a member of the College
Council) copied the plagiarised
speech to the members of the
College Council and Dr Smith.
Why and how then did it find its
way into the public realm? The
fact that it did has everyone say-
ing the usual "it's politics
again!" even though it may
not be so much that, as people
having axes to grind and the
thirst to bring a basically good
man down (as Socrates was two
and a half millennia ago). But
let us pause for a moment and
ask ourselves the question:
"What was this unfortunate
man's 'grievous sin'?" No,
granted it was much worse than
a loud belch- but where else
and since when has plagiarism
deserved the "professional
death penalty"? Believing as we
do that such public events, when
closely analysed, may reveal
some very significant things
about ourselves as a people and
about human beings as a species
we suggest that on closer analy-
sis Dr Smith may be found to
have been the unfortunate vic-
tim of both an inadequacy in
his cultural conditioning as well
!as of unfortunate, circumstances.
'We-say this having ample per-
sonal experiential evidence of
plagiarism never having been
made out to be such a "grievous
sin" in our local schools. As a
result, any student going
through the school system here
will not have been inculcated
with the abhorrence of plagia-
rism which alone might serve
as an effective deterrent to such
a 'non-capital' but nevertheless
very severely punished 'acade-
mic crime'.
Another mitigating circum-
. stance in this particular instance
of plagiarism was the fact that
Dr Sexton had given Dr Smith a
copy of his NY University
installation speech from which
the unacknowledged substan-
tial quotation occurred some-
thing which would seem to have


implied mutual regard of onei
another's ideas which each;
might use after paraphrasing;
them. But Dr Smith should nev-'
ertheless at least have sought'
the former's permission to use,
the parts that he did, as well-as
acknowledge their authorship:
(if he did not paraphrase them),'
in his own speech at the COB.i
But, not having had the mentallyl
set' against plagiarism firmly.
inculcated, it should not sur-l
prise us that he (in other
respects a very able and quali-|
fled academic) could have made
such a costly mistake. Which,
brings us to the draconian' cost
of this 'non-capital crime'.-
And we're not speaking here
of the "expensive waste of time
and public money" of which Mr
Bethel corpplains "sanctimo-
niously" (Ms Kelly's character-
isation) referring to the advi-
sory panel engaged by the
Council to advise it in the.jaT
ter. With the matter habM
been so publicly aired it soul
not surprise anyone thatBofh
the panel and the Co#3
seemed to have been bull'
into taking the truly disprB
tionately harsh punitive e
sure recommending and
ing for his resignation rei
tively that they did. Inrie,
of the fact that his contributions
to the College's maturatioin
toward full university status
were acknowledged by every-
one could they not have
imposed a less grievous pen'al-
ty? And who, after all, is MNr
Bethel to be calling forEt'
man's resignation when he hibi-
selfwas guilty of,a perips
equally "grievous" sm- except
that hjs crime anidthe kia l
process against him was re'cej(-
ly deemed less serious a crime
and his apology apparently
accepted. ,,-;. ,
Why, instead of this drcon-
ian penalty, wasn't Dr SWi.'s
appointment simply not, e.
verted to a fixed and liiiie
term appointment (one y
with circumscription 'l s
duties and a commensre
reduction in his remunerfh
instead? Thus allowing the Col-
lege to continue to avail itsqlf.pf
the man's leadership dfirahg
which time (one year) s
replacement could be fo6i d.
This would seem a far less pro-


SEE page 5


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0 Why you Vex?


By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
WHY YOU VEX?
"I vex with Hurricane Katrina for ruining
my vacation weekend. I had the whole thing
planned out. I even got time off from work to
go to Miami and do some shopping and then
jot storm had to come and ruin everything.
gd I thought they could
me on the first flight
out today but now it -
seems like those are going
to be cancelled as well!
-Why this storm couldn't
:i come next week or some-
thing?"
-. Vex at the airport.
.. 'I vex with Ron Pinder
becausee he hasn't done
,ahaything about these
,.trucks with their emis-
u.iohs. I was driving behind
;this big truck yesterday
',,.and I was basically driving
Ainr a black cloud. Those
,trucks are ruining our
-;atmosphere and it seems
like nothing is being done
ito0dstop them. Mr Pinder,
:.please help."
-Concerned motorist.
'..:ji'I vex with this whole
blwhite and black Bahami-
:an<.issue. if you are a
RBahamian you're a Bahamian. Your skin colour


SKARIN HERIG
p'Xbj$ne Staff Reporter
-.INISTER of Social Ser-
vice. Melanie Griffin is sched-
to depart for China this
mriing where she will attend
,fourth United Nations Con-
pece. on Women.
hiens bf thousands of women
S around the world, both
'. the private and public sec-
.'are expected to travel to
Jeijrng for the 10-day confer-






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7:00Q Bahamas Tonight
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8:30 Island Jams
9:00 Black History Legends
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AUGUST 28
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10:30 Morning Joy
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5 Walking In Victory
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t erS h o m k atmnt
NO E .. V 1 r. v


shouldn't make a difference."
Blair resident.
"I am extremely vex. At 3, 4 or 5 o'clock the
bridges to and from Paradise Island are always
blocked. We used to have to deal with only
one bridge back in the day and we are back to
it now. Right now I'm sitting on the bridge
blocked up in traffic. This is nonsense."
Irate caller.
"I vex with stupid people.
It seems as if they are
always around you, espe-
cially at times when you
don't want to be bothered.
Why is it that when they call
you at home they are going
to ask you 'Where you at?'
and when you ask them,
'Where did you dial?' they
still don't catch on that you
are insulting them. It's just
like the old people used to
say, common sense really
ain't common."
SKoyo, Elizabeth
Estates.


- Anonymous.


Melanie Griffin
ence on the fight for equal
rights and fair treatment for
women.
Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, Minister Griffin said
that she was excited to be
attending the conference where
she will address the plenary ses-
sion on the subject of women
in the Bahamas.
"I will be speaking about
what we have achieved in terms
of advancement and equality
for women, I will talk about the
situation of women in poverty
and what we have done for
them through our Urban
Renewal programme. I will also
be addressing the very, very
present problem of domestic
violence against women," she
said.
Women in the Bahamas, said,
the minister, have come "quite
a long way, nevertheless there is-
still a lot we need to do."


WHY YOU
HAPPY?
"I happy because this
week I catch a li'l bit of the
number so I gat some mon-
ey to 'live it up' this week-
end. Praise the Lord!"


Mrs Griffin said that she will
speak about such issues as the
possibility of a constitutional
reform regarding the transferal
of citizenship.
"Currently the children of
Bahamian men who are mar-
ried to foreigners and are born
abroad are entitled to citizen-
ship and can apply for it if they
want when they turn 18, it's
much more difficult for children
of Bahamian women born
abroad," she said.
A further subject of her pre-
sentation will be the still exis-
tent difference of salaries
between women and men hold-
ing the same job positions.
"Although we have many
women in high-ranking posi-
tions, the latest statistics show
that they are still not being paid
as much as men are in the same
positions," she said.
Minister Griffin added that
the Bahamas can nevertheless
be proud because it can boast of
a very high percentage of
women in key positions in both
government and the private sec-
tor.
"We have 25 per cent in the
Cabinet, 30 per cent in parlia-
ment and about the same in the
Senate. We have a female gov-
ernor of the Central Bank, a
female director general of
Tourism," she said.


Camperdown


water problem


nears solution

ByKARANMINNIS from the Water and Sewage
Corporation visited the area.
THE Camperdown Heights They discovered that her
rusty water problem is in the home was one of three that
process of being resolved, were not connected to the new
according to one home owner in pipe lines put down two months
the area. ago, which were meant to alle-
On Wednesday, Joyce Higgs viate the rust problem.
told The Tribune that the water "The officials have said that
had become so rusty that she they will come and connect us
may have to evacuate her home. to the new pipe lines, which
"Since Thursday, the water should be activated by next
in our area has become so bad week. They have also said that
that we cannot clean our homes, they will attach a new filter to
bathe or do anything of that our water system, so that we
sort," she said. may have an improved water
"Basically the only thing we supply by the weekend," said
can do with that water is flush Mrs Higgs.
the toilets, which are now "I am so thankful that the
stained." corporation has operated so
Speaking to The Tribune yes- quickly to correct this prob-
terday, Mrs Higgs said that just lem," she said. "And I hope
hours after she made the com- that this kind of reaction will
plaint, workers and officials continue to happen."
FROM page four

fessionally devastating penalty and perhaps most observers of
these developments wouldn't feel as one COB lecturer felt that
"however you look at it, it's a mess. No-one has come out of this
with their reputation intact, certainly not the college council, which
did everything wrong." (Tribune, August 8th p.2C).
CONCERNED
Nassau,
August 10,2005.


Government




plans $6m




telecoms link




with Haiti


By RUPERT MISSICK Jr Haiti, a company owned by the
Chief Reporter state, to establish a 10 giga-bit
fiber optic submarine cable net-
GOVERNMENT'S approval work to connect Port au Prince,
of a $6 million international Haiti to Matthew Town, Inagua,
submarine cable will provide and from there to the rest of
among other things a better the world.
connection between the "This project will bring mutu-
Bahamas and Haiti, said Works al benefits to the citizens of the
and Utilities Minister Bradley Bahamas and the Republic de
Roberts. Haiti as both governments seek
Mr Roberts was speaking at a to provide affordable, modern,
reception at the Buena Vista reliable cutting-edge technology
restaurant in honour of the vis- to their citizens," said Mr
it of Haitian Foreign Affairs Roberts.
Minister Herard Abraham. This cable, said the minister,
Mr Roberts said that because will have the capacity to pro-
the Bahamas is a country with a vide 200 digital television chan-
large first and second genera- nels while improving the relia-
tion Haitian population, there is bility, "robustness and salabili-
a great deal of telecommunica- ty of information and commu-
tions traffic between the two nications technology to the
countries. Republic of Haiti."
He said it is only fitting that "I am looking forward to the
the government seek to very near future when BTC and
enhance the telecommunica- Teleco de Haiti would have fin-
tions system between the ished the installation, that my
Bahamas Haiti, as well as prime minister could make the
reduce the cost of communica- first telephone call to the prime
tion for citizens. minister of Haiti over this new
It was to this end, he said, network," said the minister.
that the government approved Mr Roberts said that as a
the deployment of BDSNi CARICOM member, the
(Bahamas Domestic Submarine Bahamas supports linkages
Network international), "which within the Caribbean and recog-
is a modified design of the orig- nises that these linkages must
inal BDSN project in that it was be enhanced to the betterment
extended to include a spur to of the countries in the region.
Haiti at a cost of approximately "One of these improvements
$6 million." must be the provision of afford-
Mr Roberts said that the gov- able in-country telecommuni-
ernment of Haiti agreed to the cations and off-shore broad-
selection of the Bahamas band services," he said.
Telecommuniictions Cmipan.y,;7, I M 4y of this year, Mr
(BTC) to work with Teleco de Roberts announced that the


MONTROSE AVE PHONE


government had approved for
BTC to build a submarine fiber
optic cable connecting the
Island of Bimini to the island
of Grand Bahama at a cost of
$6 million.
The decision was in keeping
with the government's desire to
have BTC provide GSM cellu-
lar services and broadband ser-
vices to Bimini and provide the
residents and businesses there
with reliable, cost effective and
modern telecommunications.
On August 2, Prime Minister
Perry Christie announced that
the government had approved
BTC to build a fiber optic sub-
marine cable connecting 14
Family Islands at a cost of $53
Million.
"This project is of major
national importance since it will
facilitate the government's pro-
nouncements of anchor projects
on each of these islands. In
addition, this project would pro-
vide the platform for the provi-
sioning of eCommerce, eTrade,
eEducation eMedicine and oth-
er ICT initiatives," Mr Roberts
said.
It is the intent of the govern-
ment, said Mr Roberts, "to
reduce the digital divide" in the
country and not permit infor-
mation and communication
technology to "marginalise the
citizens of the Bahamas".
Prime Minister Christie stated
that the project is significant
because it aids in the "equalisa-
tion of Bahamians throughout
the length and breadth of this
archipelagic nation."


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RIGHT: November 3, 1980 Sir Lynden
and the country's first deputy prime min-
ister AD Hanna talk with delegates during
the PLP's national convention.


THE anniversary of the death
of Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling,
the nation's first prime minis-
ter, was commemorated yester-
day.
Born on New Providence on
March 22, 1930, Sir Lynden
attended the University of Lon-
don where he earned an LLB
degree in 1952.
He was called. to the
Bahamas Bar in 1953.


As leader of the PLP, he rep-
resented the black majority in
the Bahamas and became the
country's first prime minister
when his party won a close, but
surprising, victory in 1967.
In elections the next year the
PLP won by a solid majority
and its position in power was
subsequently reaffirmed.
Sir Lynden became the first


black premier of the Colony of
the Bahama Islands from 1967
to 1973 until the Bahamas
became independent under his
supervision in 1973.
Sir Lynden's later years in
office were marred by contro-
versy and accusations of cor-
ruption.
He died on August 26, 2000
after a prolonged battle with
prostate cancer.


Sir Lynden was the longest
serving elected leader in the
Western Hemisphere in 1992
when the PLP lost its first elec-
tion in 25 years.
He conceded defeat with the
words "the people of this great
little democracy have spoken in
a most dignified and eloquent
manner, and 'the voice of the
people, is the voice of God'".


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IN DAYS Gone By report-
ed last week about how in 1981,
Bahamas Union of Teachers
(BUT) launched a massive
strike and brought the public
school system to a standstill.
IThe Tribune spoke yesterday
with then BUT president Elli-
son Minnis about the end of the
strike three weeks later.
Mr Minnis, who rallied
around 2,000 teachers to strike
on January 5, said the action
ended on a Sunday afternoon
three weeks later, when he met
with then Deputy Prime Min-
ister and Minister of Finance
AP Hanna. One of the major
concerns for the union at the
tiine was that teachers were not
receiving adequate pay for their
services, Mr Minnis explained.
"We met with him (Mr Han-
na) the Sunday at his office and
he agreed to pay us $1,200
across the board and this includ-
ed the whole public service,


because we were then under the
umbrella of the public service,"
said Mr Minnis.
According to the former
union leader this was one of the
reasons that Arlington Miller,
then president of the Public Ser-
vices Union, did not feel the
need to support the teachers in
their industrial action.
"He said that whatever we
negotiate they would get," Mr
Minnis explained.
Mr Hanna agreed to the
$1,200 across the board
increase, provided that the
teachers were deducted for the
days they were out on strike.
"That Sunday evening my
secretary general, Leonard
Archer, went up to ZNS and
told them that we reached an
agreement and we would make
an announcement early Mon-
day morning for the teachers to
go back to work," said Mr Min-
nis.


-PJ ROSPECTUS
THE GOVERNMENT-OF-THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS


BAHAMAS REGISTERED STOCK 2021 2025
ISSUE OF BS75.000.000.00


Issued under The Bahamas Registered Stock Act, and authorized by Resolutions of the House of
Assembly, 20th June, 2005.

Applications will be received by The Banking Department beginning at 9:30 am on 24th August, 2005 and
will close at 3:00pm on 6th September, 2005. Allocations will commence at 9:30 a.m. on 7th September, 2005.

If the total subscriptions exceed the sum of B$75,000,000.00 (Nominal) partial allotment will be made to
subscribers, and a proportionate refund will be made as soon as possible after allotment. No interest will be
paid on amounts so refunded.

The date of this Prospectus is th August, 2005

The Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas invites applications for Bahamas Registered
Stock totalling B$75,000,000.00. The Stock will be available in a range of maturity dates; the earliest being
repayable in 202 land the latest in 2025,. The total amount of Stock offered, the rate of interest and the issue
price are given below:- "


Rate Of Interest

5/32% Above Prime Rate
3/16% Above Prime Rate
7/32% Above Prime Rate
1/4% Above Prime Rate
9/32% Above Prime Rate


Amount
BS


Bahamas Registered Stock 2021
Bahamas Registered Stock 2022
Bahamas Registered Stock 2023
Bahamas Registered Stock 2024
Bahamas Registered Stock 2025


15,000,000.00
15,000,000.00
15,000,000.00
15,000,000.00
15,000,000.00
.75,.000,000.00


Issue
Price
B$S -

100.00
100.00
100.00
100.00
100.00


The Stock shall be repaid on 7th September, in the year appearing in the name of the Stock.


INTEREST

The Stock will bear interest from 7th September, 2005, at the rate shown against the name of the Stock as
the percent per annum over the Prime Rate (i.e. the prime commercial interest rate from time to time fixed by
the Clearing banks carrying on business in the Island of New Providence in The Bahamas. If there shall be any
difference between them, then that which is fixed by Royal Bank of Canada). Interest shall be payable half-
yearly commencing on 7th March, 2006 and thereafter on 7th September and 7th March in every year until the
Stock is repaid.


CHARGE UPON CONSOLIDATED FUND

The principal monies and interest represented by the Stock are charged upon and payable out of the
Consolidated Fund and assets of The Comrmonwealth of The Bahamas.

SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

Issue of Stock The Stock will be issued by the Registrar (The Central Bank of The Bahamas).
Applications will be received by The Banking Department beginning at 9:30 am on 24th.
August, 2005 and will close at 3:00 pm on 6th September, 2005, allocations will
commence at 9:30 a.m. on 7th September, 2005. All envelopes enclosing applications
should be labelled "Application For Bahamas Government Registered Stocks".

Units The Stock will be in units of BS100.00.

Applications Applications must be for B$100.00 or a multiple of that sum.

Application Forms Applications for the Stock should be made to the Registrar on the form attached to the
Prospectus and may be obtained from the Registrar offices in Nassau and Freeport, The
Treasury Department (Marlborough Street & Navy Lion Road, Nassau) or any of the
following banks:

1. Bank of The Bahamas International
2. First Caribbean International Bank (Bahamas) Limited
3. Finance Corporation of Bahamas Limited
4. Commonwealth Bank Limited
5. Royal Bank Of Canada
6. Scotiabank (Bahamas) Limited
7. Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) Limited (formally British American Bank(1993)
Limited)
8. Citibank, N.A.

PUBLIC DEBT

Provisional estimates from the unaudited accounts as at June 30, 2005 show the Public Debt of The
Bahamas to be B$2,627,218,000.*

GOVERNMENT REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE

The following information is extracted from the unaudited accounts of the Government of The
Commonwealth of The Bahamas.


Revenue


Recurrent Expenditure (excluding
Repayment of Public Debt)

Capital Development
Expenditure (excluding loans
contributions and advances
to public corporations)


FY2003/2004*
B$


943,760,000


993,987,000



80,890,000


FY2004/2005**
B$


1,051,624,000


1,067,259,000



117,296,000


FY2005/2006**
B$
Approved Budget

1,132,774,000


1,145,691,000




132,901,000


** Provisional estimates from the unaudited accounts.

The Public Debt amount is inclusive of The Public Corporations contingent liability which as at June
30,2005 totalled B$454,138,000.


THE GOVERNMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS


BAhAMAS REGISTERED STOCK 2021- 2025


FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
APPLICATION No
ALLOTMENT No.

DATE:


The Registrar
c/o The Central Bank of The Bahamas
P. O. Box N-4868
Nassau, Bahamas

Sir:


I/We hereby apply for the following amount of Bahamas Registered Stock:


Insert'below the amount applied for
in Units of B$100


5/32%
3/16%
7/32%
1/4%
9/32%


Above Prime Rate
Above Prime Rate
Above Prime Rate
Above Prime Rate
Above Prime Rate


Bahamas Registered Stock 2021
Bahamas Registered Stock 2022
Bahamas Registered Stock 2023
Bahamas Registered Stock 2024
Bahamas Registered Stock 2025


and undertake to accept any less amount which may be allotted to me/us.


I/We enclose B$


in payment for the Stock applied for.


In the event of the full amount of Stock(s) applied for above is/are not allotted to
me/us, I/we request that the sum refundable to me/us be applied for the following Stock:


Bahamas Registered Stock
Bahamas Registered Stock
Bahamas Registered Stock
Bahamas Registered Stock
Bahamas Registered Stock
Bahamas Registered Stock


BANK DRAFTS SHOULD BE MADE PAYABLE TO THE CENTRAL BANK OF THE BAHAMAS.


Ordinary Signature

Name in Full (BLOCK LETTERS, state whether Mr., Mrs., or Miss and titles if any.)


Address (Corporations etc. should give Registered Addresses, Telephone Nos.)







(Where two or more persons apply as joint subscribers, the additional names and addresses should be givn
below.)

Ordinary Signature

Name in Full

Address

Telephone No.


Ordinary Signature

Name in Full

Address

Telephone No.

I/We hereby request semi annual interest to be paid to:


-Bank Name

Bank Branch

Account Type.


Account Number


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are Bahamian Rap artist Walkine), Mr Moss, Mr Duke
* PICTURED (from left) Taimark (aka Taimark and Mr Woods.


MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT & AVIATION
The Commonwealth of the Bahamas
Regulatory Strengthening of Airport Security Training
Consulting Services

COUNTRY: THE BAHAMAS
Project: Strengthening of Airport Security Program
Sector: Transport
Subject: PREQUALIFICATION FOR CONSULTING SERVICES
Technical Cooperation Agreement No. ATN/MT 9073-BH:
Invitation for Prequalify

The Government of the Bahamas (GOB) has received financial assistance from the
Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), which is administered by the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB), to finance the contracting of services and procurement
of goods, necessary for the execution of a Technical Cooperation agreement to
strengthen airport security in the Bahamas. The Ministry of Transport and Aviation
(MOTA) is the executing agency for this project.

The objective of the project is to strengthen airport security at seven (7) airports in
the Bahamas by updating and modifying the regulations and procedures of the
Bahamas Civil Aviation Department (CAD), training aviation security and operations
personnel, and creating an effective and efficient security team within related
government agencies to meet new international norms and standards.

The project has three inter-related components:
1. Regulatory Strengthening
2. Implementation of New Administrative Services
3. Training

Activities under the Training component of this project encompass the strengthening
of regulations and procedures required to monitor and oversee the minimum standards
and practices established in the Bahamas National Civil Aviation Security Plan and
to satisfy the requirements of the most recent version of ICAO Annex 17 to the
Chicago Convention, and the procedures and guidance set in the Document 8973
Security Manual for Safeguarding Civil Aviation against Acts of Unlawful Interference;
and the development of relevant security manuals as well as security certificate
programs.

In accordance with the GOB & IDB's procurement procedures the MOTA is inviting
suitably qualified consulting firms to submit expressions of interest for carrying out
aspects of the Regulatory Strengthening program in collaboration with the MOTA,
including the following:

1. Development of a security certification program.
2. The design, development and formalization of a strategy for the financial and
operational sustainability of present and future airport security systems.
3. The development of an airport security assessment program.
4. Developing security certification programs for the Airport Authority, CAD, and
Law Enforcement partners.
5.The formulization and strengthening of the current airport security regulatory
framework.
6. Development of specified Aviation Security manuals for the MOTA and CAD.
7. The development of an airport security related public awareness program.

GOB now invites interested eligible firms from MIF member countries to submit
applications for prequalification. An official copy of the prequalification documents,
in English, may be obtained at the address below upon payment of a non-refundable
fee of US$50 by cashier's cheque or banker's draft.

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

The original and two copies of the completed prequalification documents should be
submitted in a sealed envelope, delivered'to the address below by 1400 hours on
29th September 2005, and be clearly marked "Application to prequalify for Regulatory
Strengthening of Aviation Security".

Envelopes will be opened at the address below on October 14th 2005 at 1400 hours.
Late applications will not be considered under any circumstances.

The MIF Project Coordinator
Ministry of Transport and Aviation,
Pilot House Complex, East Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas
Telephone: (242) 377-2000 or Fax: (242) 377-0362

Further information or clarification may be obtained from Mr. Jerry Hutchinson, :
Project Coordinator at email address: mjhutchinson@airp6rtbahamas.com.


THE special events committee of Her Majesty's Prisons, Fox Hill donated school supplies.
to children in the Black Village community on Tuesday, August 23.
PRISON Superintendent Dr Elliston Rahming, (left), and Woman Prison Corporal Judy
Whyms (right), hand out school supplies to the children.
(BIS photo: Raymond Bethel)



Black Village



children get



school supplies

N WOMAN Prison Cor-
poral Claudia Frazer (right)
and Woman Prison Officer
Natassja Bain, best recruit
in the recent graduating class
of prison officers (centre,
background), handing out
school supplies to children
in the Black Village com-
munity on Tuesday, August
23.
The supplies were donat-
ed by HMP special events
committee headed by
Sergeant Samuel Duvalier.
Also present was Prison
Superintendent Dr Elliston
Rahming.


(BIS Photo:Raymond
Bethel)


Sander FuneraliHome
"Service Beyond Measure'
PALMDALE AVENUE, NASSAU, BAHAMAS
PHONE: 393-1351 CELL' 357-3617
RANNIE BINDER President


RICHARD
ROBERTS, 46

of Stevenson
Subdivision, Twynam
Ave., will be held at
St. Anselm's Catholic
Church Bernard
Road on Wednesday

11:00am. Monsignor
Preston Moss
officiating.

He is survived by his mother, Maria Wells;
step-father, Eric Wells; sisters and brothers,
Theresa Turnquest, Janice Strachan,
Donna Darville, Michelle Roberts, Erica
Wells-Cox, Sandra Wells-Carmona and
Leslie Wells; brothers-in-law, Kevin
Turnquest, Darryl Darville, Luis Carmona
and John Cox; two nieces, Natasha and
Dhalia Turnquest; seven nephews,
Michael, Nathaniel and Raphael Strachan,
Seth Roberts, Gabriel Darville, Leslie Wells
Jr. and Gerard Carmona; aunts & uncles,
Rosemary Butler, Beryl and Legran Curry,
Jean and John Watts, Paula and Nelson
Darville, David Cartwright, Sylvia and lan
Fair, Frederica Cartwright and Howard
Cartwright and numerous cousins and
friends.


In lieu of flowers please
to BASRA P.O.Box
Humblestone House.


send donations
ss-6247 and


Friends may pay their last respects at
Pinder's Funeral Home, Palmdale Ave.,
Palmdale on Sunday August 28th, 2005
from 3:00pm until 5:00pm.


THE Organisation of Amer-
ican States (OAS) Summits of
the Americas Secretariat has
organised an essay contest on
the IV Summit of the Americ-
as, open to university students
from the 34 member states of
the OAS.
The essay contest aims to
encourage the participation of
different sectors of society in
the summit process, and to
stimulate analytical thinking
regarding the key issues of the
region. It also aims to encour-
age young people in the for-
mulation of concrete ideas and
recommendations related to
the theme of the IV Summit:
"Creating Jobs to Fight Pover-
ty and Strengthen Democratic
Governance".
Sunmmnit
The IV Summit of the Amer-
icas will be held in Mar del Pla-
ta, Argentina on November 4
and 5, 2005.
The authors of the five best
essays (one for each region -
North America, Central Amer-
ica, the Caribbean, the Andean
Region and MERCOSUR),
will be awarded an invitation
to attend the IV Summit of the
Americas as observers.
The essay contest is open to
undergraduate and graduate
students. The deadline to
receive the essays is Septem-
ber 23.
Guidelines
The guidelines and other
detailed information related to
the contest can be found at:
w w w s ummit -
americas.org/IIconcurso/main-
page-eng.htm, or at:
http://www.summit-americ-
as.org/IIconcurso/mainpage-
eng.htm.


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SEE THE SPORTS SECTION MONDAY, AUGUST


Black, proud and


why


DURING the
height of the
heated public
debate on the
proposed
Clifton Cay development plans
in 1999, Mrs Nicki Kelly, then a
journalist with The Tribune,
wrote an article in her weekly
column encouraging Bahami-
ans of African ancestry to study
their history and to preserve
those artifacts of the same that
were still present at that site.
In response to that article, a
black gentleman wrote a letter
to the press in which he casti-
gated Mrs Kelly for her advice
to the masses and, in so doing,
went so far as to assault her
Greek ancestry. In the process,
he claimed that her people had
contributed nothing to the
development of The Bahamas,
from which they had benefited
greatly..
Angered by what we regard-
ed as an unwarranted attack on
Mrs Kelly for supporting the
pffnit of those desirnous nf nr-


day, June 28, 1999. It read as
follows:
Contrary to the popular
cliche that says: "history repeats
itself", nothing can be further
from the truth. The truth is that
history does not repeat itself.
What really occurs, in fact, is
that fools relive history.
In our country in recent
times, there seems to be some
concerted subtle effort to dupe
the masses of our people -
those of African descent into
forgetting their past and
destroying all evidence of the
same. We see this effort in let-
ters to the editors of our daily
newspapers. We hear the same
in speeches in Parliament,
where even some black mem-
bers have come very close to
virtually blaming the slaves for
slavery. We, also see this
attempt being used in the One
Bahamas propaganda. More
recently, we have seen it in an
editorial dealing with one aspect
of the Clifton Cay issue.


serving the artifacts at the pro- -t is an indisputable fact
posed Clifton Cay site, and that every race on this
which we felt smacked of rank ,planet Earth has, at some
Uncle Tomism, we decided to point in its history, been
do something about it. enslaved. Some, like the Caribs
som a. and Lucayans in our region,
-in'a, show-' ibral sUP- ,,became extinct in slavery.-Many
I port, we wrote an article others saw their numbers dras-
entitled: "Black and tically decrease during enslave-
Proud and Why". In it, je ment. Remarkably, however,
pointed out that white people, the black African, of whom the
who encouraged black people Bahamian masses are descen-
to research their history and to dants, represents the only race
preserve relevant artifacts of that saw its breed increase dur-
the same, should be thanked ing and despite slavery. This fact
and encouraged. We went on alone if nothing else attests
to say that they should not be to the strength, resilience and
vilified or have their ethnicity indomitable spirit of the black
assailed, as had been the recent race. This also is one reason
experience of Mrs Kelly. why all descendants of African
Out of respect to Mrs Kelly, slaves, our ancestors, should be
we left a copy of thearticle at justly proud of our heritage.
her office. Later that day, she Another reason, in case you
called to compliment us on the did not know, is the fact that
article and encouraged us to early history has revealed that
have it printed as a letter to the while our ancestors were kings
editor. Instead, we had it pub- and queens in Africa, the Eng-
lished as a guest commentary lishmen were still living in caves
in The Guardian and it in Britain. For, you see, our his-
appeared in its issue of Mon- tory did not begin when Sir


VIEWPOINT

G EO R GE M AC KEY


Francis Drake and John
Hawkins commenced bringing
our ancestors from Africa to the
West Indies and America in the
sixteenth century.
One fact all Bahamians must
never forget is that experience
comes when we observe and
wisdom comes when we learn.
So it behoves us to observe all
that has gone on before our
time and. during our time. This
can only be done by researching
our history in its totality, and
learning from the experiences
of those who have gone on
before us. By learning in this
way, we gain wisdom and can
truly measure the progress we
as a race have made from then
to now.
We had the privilege
last year of speak-
ing to the student
body of St Anne's High School
on the subject of Bahamian
independence. Following our
address, a young lady asked us
how was it that we appeared so'
knowledgeable on any number
of subjects, given our limited
formal education.
Our reply was: By keeping
company with much older peo-
ple and having been fortunate
to include among our closest
friends, a few very old men.
One of the latter was Mr
Leonard Rahming of Fox Hill,
who died a few months later at
the age of 91 years.
Mr Rahming was the grand-
son of a former slave and was
born in The Bahamas before
electricity, the motor car, or
television appeared on the local
scene. From him we were priv-
ileged to gain an insight into not
only his personal experiences,
but also that of both his father
and'slave grandfather.


In this manner, we were intel-
lectually transported back in
time to a colony of The
Bahamas when slavery was in
vogue.
Earlier this year, one of Mr
Rahming's sons, Dr Melvin
Rahming, professor of black:
history at Morehouse College
in Atlanta, Georgia, was slated
to be a speaker at a major busi-
ness conference in Nassau. To
appreciate and grasp the mea-
sure of Dr Rahming's progres-
sive development, one must first
trace his ancestral roots, even
into slavery; for he is, after all,
just three generations removed
from slavery.
So, when black people do this
research and reveal their find-
ings, despicable though some of
it might be, they are not spread-
ing racial hatred. Rather, they
are in fact expressing racial
pride.
O n the other hand,
white people who
assist black people in,
researching their history knt'
preserving its relevant artifacts
should be thanked and encour-
aged. They should, not be vili-
fied and have their ethnicity
assailed, as had been the recent
experience of Mrs Nicki Kelly.
We should bear in mind that
the white man's history is well
documented and, in most cases,
is better known by black people
than their very own.
In Atlanta, Georgia, recently,
the old Ebenezer Baptist
Church on Auburn Avenue,
where the late Dr Martin
Luther King, Jr preached,
became a National Historic Site.
Further up the street, the house
where Dr King grew up has


been a National Historic Site
for over two decades.
The National Park Service,
which runs the visitors' centre at
this site, has also assumed
responsibility for the 76-year-
old church's preservation. Both
Dr King's father and grandfa-
ther preached at this old his-
toric church. Today, just across
the street from the old edifice
stands the new Ebenezer Bap-
tist Church, which accommo-
dates both a 150-member choir
and some 1,600 members seated
in the pews.
n the 1950s and 1960s, Dr
King led the struggle for
black people in America
through the Civil Rights Move-
ment at the same time Sir Lyn-
den Pindling was leading the
struggle for majority rule for
the masses here in The
Bahamas.
Yet, today, while there is
even a national holiday among
other things in honour of Dr
King in the United States, the
man who achieved majority rule
in The Bahamas and took us
from a British colony to an
Independent nation has no local
memorial. It saddens us when
we pass his birthplace on East
Street and see a Chinese gro-
cery store there; instead of a
National Historic Site.
Later this year, the Alabama
Legislature will repeal the arti-
cle of that State's Constitution
that prohibits whites from mar-
rying blacks or persons of
African descent. This long-
awaited move by a previously
racist community is welcomed
by all the people of Alabama,
where the late Governor
George Wallace rode rough-
shod over black people, and
white people who tried to help
them, less than four decades
ago.
As a people, we have made
great progress in race relations
in The Bahamas. Independence


has given us a common identity
as Bahamians, but we are, nevi
ertheless, still for the mnostq
part descendants of Englislh
slave masters, on the one hand
and their African slaves, on the
other.
As such, white Bahamianss
for the most part, can trace theii-
ancestral roots back to Greal4
Britain, while black Bahamiani
can trace theirs back to Africas
And, there is absolutely nothing
wrong or sinister about that. '
As we see it, the great-
est problem facinA
Bahamians today isn
not the extent of our racial
interaction, but rather: hoA
much of our national sover-
eignty are we going to allow tc
be sacrificed on the altar of eco-
homic progress to foreigners'
Simply put, are we willing tq
have our national birthright sold
for a mess of porridge or, ind
essence, for a few domestic job,
in the long run?
Perhaps, in pondering thald
question, we should seriously
ask ourselves this question:, For
whom did we create the soverl
eign nation of the Commoni
wealth of The Bahamas and foi
whose benefit are we develop-
ing it?
If we are not careful, all of u
- both black and white wilt
soon find ourselves on a mod#
ern Bahamian plantation
There, our living and working
conditions might be better but4
in the final analysis, we will bl
just like a bird in a golden cagg
- still imprisoned and stilt
enslaved.
Think on these things,

(George W Mackey's bool
"Millennium Perspectives", a
compilation of Viewpoints and
other interesting topics, is avail!
able at leading bookstores local*
ly. E-etail
georgewmackey@hotmail.coml


BEC union hints



at tougher action


FROM page one

Monday."
All union members attend-
ing the meeting seemed to agree
with this suggestion of industri-
al action.
Previously, however, Mr
Stevenson was quoted as say-
ing that he did not want to have
to "make good" on these


threats. However, he said, his
110-member union has become
frustrated 'with their two-year
contract battle with BEC.
"We are close, and we hope
to get our answer by Monday,"
he said.
Both of BEC's unions, the
BEUMU and the Bahamas
Electrical Workers Union
(BEWU) have been embroiled
in contract negotiations and the


threat of a possible strike has
loomed since BEWU president
Dennis Williams announced
that BEC had until August 30
to resolve a number of issues
regarding its employees.
Mr Williams warned that if
their negotiations are not suc-
cessful, the union will be forced
to take "the most aggressive
form of industrial action ever
seen."


Haitian police promise


to probe soccer deaths


By The Associated Press
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) Haiti's
police chief vowed Friday to investigate claims
that police and a mob of civilians killed at least six
people during a soccer match in a poor neigh-
borhood of Haiti's capital.
Witnesses claimed police were seeking gang
members aligned with ousted President Jean-
Bertrand Aristide when they stormed the game
Saturday in Martissant, a neighborhood of tin-
roof shacks in southwestern Port-au-Prince. Oth-
er police and civilians surrounded the stadium,
shooting and hacking people with machetes as
they tried to flee, the witnesses said.
National Police chief Mario Andresol said he
did not order a raid on the match and could not
say whether any officers were involved.
He said he received reports that six people
were killed but could not confirm the deaths.
The city morgue had no bodies from the alleged
attack, Andresol said. Homicide victims in Haiti


are often burned or buried before authorities can
take them to the morgue.
"We are investigating," Andresol said. "If the
police is indeed involved in this lynching, there
will be sanctions."
SURINAME: Parliament strips former Cabi-
net minister of immunity
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) Suri-
name's legislature has stripped a former Cabi-
net minister of immunity, allowing him to stand
trial for his alleged involvement in a scheme to
award fak9 contracts, his lawyer said Friday.
In a closed session late Thursday, the National
Assembly voted unanimously to lift former Civ-
il Workers Minister Dewanand Balesar's immu-
nity, said Irwin Kanhai. "We will now use our
time to prepare for the trial against my client," he
said. Under Suriname law, former Cabinet min-
isters can only be prosecuted for crimes commit-
ted while they were in office if their immunity is
lifted.


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Summer Bounce Bikini Beach Bash, Sun-
day, August 28 @ Long Wharf Beach, 11am
until. Giveaways: one night stay at Atlantis,
and a cellphone. Also featuring cash prizes
and a money drop. Music by Barry Da
Pusher, Xtra Large, Selector Dominique,
Sky, Flava, CRX, and Donny Miller.
Admission: $10 in advance, $15 at the gate.
Ticket locations: The Juke Box, Best of the
Best, South Beach and Barbies, East Street.

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

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

Saturday Night Live every Saturday night @
Club Fluid, Bay St. The biggest party of
the week, pumping all your favourite hits all
night long. Ladies in free before llpm.
Strict security enforced.

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

Karaoke Music Mondaze @ Topshotters
Sports Bar. Drink specials all night long,
including karaoke warm-up drink to get
you started. Party from 8pm-until.

Reggae Tuesdays @ Bahama Boom. Cover
charge includes a free Guinness and there
should be lots of prizes and surprises.
Admission: Ladies $10 and Men $15.

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

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

Fantasy Fridays @ Fluid Lounge, featuring
late '80s music in the VIP Lounge, Top of
the charts in the Main Lounge, neon lights
and Go Go dancers. Admission: Ladies free
before 11pm, $15 after; Guys $20 all night.

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

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

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

Sweet Sunday Chill Out Soiree Lounge,
every Sunday, 4pm-midnight @ Patio Grille,
British Colonial Hotel.

Wet Sundays, every Sunday, noon-midnight
@ Crystal Cay Beach. Admission $10, ladies
free.


TooLooSe @ Indigo Restaurant on West
Bay St and Skyline Drive. Singer/songwriter
Steven Holden performs solo with special
guests on Thursday from 9pm-midnight.

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

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

Sunday Night Interlude @ Briteley's
Restaurant and Lounge, Eneas St off Poin-
ciana Drive. Featuring Frankie Victory at
the keyboard in the After Dark Room
every Sunday, 8.30pm to midnight. Fine
food and drinks.

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



LOVE, an exhibition featuring Bahamian
artists Jason Bennett, John Cox, Blue Cur-
ry, Michael Edwards, Toby Lunn and Heino
Schmid at Popopstudios and Gallery. The
gallery is located on Dunmore Ave in Chip-
pingham, 1/4 mile south of the Bahamas
Humane Society. Gallery hours: Mon-Fri
4.30pm-7.30pm or call 322-5850 for appoint-
ment.

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


that takes the viewer on a journey through
the history of fine art in the Bahamas. It
features signature pieces from the national
collection, including recent acquisitions by
Blue Curry, Antonius Roberts and Dionne
Benjamin-Smith. Call 328-5800 to book
tours. This exhibition closes February 28,
2006.

Past, Present and Personal: The Dawn
Davies Collection @ the National Art
Gallery of the Bahamas, Villa Doyle, West
and West Hill Streets. The exhibition is
part of the NAGB's Collector's Series. Call
328-5800 to book tours. This exhibition
closes August 31, 2005.

The Awakening Landscape: The Nassau
Watercolours of Gaspard Le Marchand
Tupper, from the collection of Orjan and
Amanda Lindroth @ the National Art
Gallery of the Bahamas. The mid-nine-
teenth century paintings that make up the
exhibition are part of one of the earliest
suites of paintings of Nassau and its envi-
rons. Tupper was a British military officer
stationed at Fort Charlotte in the 1850s.
The works show a pre-modern Bahamas
through the decidely British medium of
watercolour. Call 328-5800 to book tours.
This exhibition closes August 31, 2005.



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

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Bahamas meets
the third Monday every month, 6pm @
Doctors Hospital conference room.


The Bahamas Diabetic Association meets


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

REACH Resources and Education for
Autism and related Challenges meets from
7pm-9pm the second Thursday of each
month in the cafeteria of the BEC building,
Blue Hill Road.


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

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

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

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

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

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

Nassau Bahamas Koinonia meets every sec-
ond Friday of each month, 7.30pm at
Emmaus Centre at St Augustine's
Monastery. For more info call 325-1947
after 4pm.

International Association of Administra-
tive Professionals, Bahamas Chapter meets
the third Thursday of every month @ Super-
clubs Breezes, Cable Beach, 6pm.

AMISTAD, a Spanish club meets the third
Friday of the month at COB's Tourism
Training Centre at 7pm in Room 144 during
the academic year. The group promotes the
Spanish language and culture in the com-
munity.


every third Saturday, 2.30pm (except
The National Collection @ the National August and December) @ the Nursing
Art Gallery of the Bahamas, an exhibition School, Grosvenor Close, Shirley Street. Send all your civic and social events to
The Tribune via fax: 328-2398 or e-mail:
Doctors Hospital, the official training cen- outthere@tribunemedia.net


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Bahamasair cancels


all Florida flights


FROM page one
and US Airways departed without difficulty for
Charlotte County in Florida.
Bahamasair flights to the southeastern Family


Islands, as well as to Abaco and Grand Bahama,
which had been cancelled on Wednesday,
remained suspended throughout yesterday. The
national carrier also cancelled all of its flights to
Florida.


Judge prevents




witness speaking


FROM page one

Kemp's submissions were briefly interrupted by
the appearance of the two men.
Mr Cargill approached Mr Kemp with some
documents in his hand, which appeared to be
police statements. Mr Cargill was heard telling Mr
Kemp that "this is Johnathan Cartwright", whose
name has been mentioned several times during
the case.
Mr Kemp told Justice Jon Isaacs that Mr
Cartwright had come to court and was, according
to Mr Cargill, willing to testify if necessary to
clarify any matter with which he was involved.
Cartwright returned to the Bahamas one month
ago, after serving about two years in prison in
Florida, having been extradited there from New
Providence.
Justice Isaacs did not allow Cartwright to be
heard.
Outside the Supreme Court, Cartwright told
The Tribune he thought it it was easier to plead
guilty even though he knew he was innocent,
because he believed he would be fighting the
extradition for many years.
He said that having spent his time, he can move
on in his life with his family.
Cartwright accepted a plea bargain from the US
in order to spend the minimum possible time in
prison, which he did at facilities in Broward and
Orlando.
Meanwhile, Mr Kemp wrapped up submissions
by warning the court that "God forbid" anything
should happen to Keva Major while in govern-
ment custody.
He said he saw no reason why Keva Major was
being detained.
The face of the committal is wrong, he stressed,
pointing to the fact that she was committed on
five charges when the US penalty sheet only. list-
ed thiee.
In rebutting this submission in the afternoon
session, attorney for theBahamas and US gov-
ernments Garvin Gaskin.pited cases where judges
ruled that a re-committal should take place rather
the release of an individual.


After admitting that there were flaws in the
committal, Mr Gaskin asked the court to take
the matter into its own hands by continuing ahead
with the extradition proceedings and simply re-
ordering the committal.
"It was said to you that nothing can be done,"
he said. "But this court could make the correction;
no need to send it back, the court can fix it."
Also during his conclusion, Mr Kemp said there
was a serious lack of disclosure in the case. He
said that while police and prosecutors here told
Bahamian courts that certain material "does not
exist", it was provided to the court in America.
"One thing is certain," he said, "when one con-
siders (prosecutor) Mr Cumberbatch's statement
('we cannot disclose what does not exist'), some-
one either on the east or the west straits of Flori-
da is lying."
"You can't tell a US court you have these things
and then tell a Bahamian court it doesn't exist,"
he said.
In citing cases to support his argument, Mr
Kemp said one judge stated that authorities are
"entitled to disclose evidence which would dimin-
ish efficacy".
In the case of Kashamu, said Mr Kemp, Lord
Pill ruled: "If there is no valid committal order,
the detention is unlawful". Lord Pill then granted
habeas corpus for the applicant.
Mr Gaskins, in addressing the issue of disclo-
sure, said, "It's not a game". He pointed to the
fact that lawyer Willie Moss, who once repre-
sented the Majors, came to give testimony in
court.
The lawyer took the stand to prove Mr Kemp's
claim that Johnathan Cartwright had been subject
to interrogation in the Bahamas, where he said
that he had never met Dwight Major, and that he
knew of no drug deal going on.
"Willie Moss was the lawyer for the appli-
cants," said Mr Gaskin. "When he acted on behalf
of the applicants, nothing had to be disclosed to
them.
"The real test is prima facie evidence. So, even
if one part of'the evidence cannot be used to
commit, that does not stop the magistrate from
committing," he said.


Bahamas getting back


to normal after storm

FROM page one the storm, which had slowed of settling of water in the Mal
down while in the extreme colm Road area, Pinewood
northwestern Bahamas, Gardens and other low lyini
Wednesday evening to both dumped more than four inches areas, but as the system moved
Freeport and Abaco as a rainy, of rain in Grand Bahama. on the water dissolved quick
windy tropical storm Katrina Between Wednesday morn- ly," she said. "Other than that
hovered over those islands ing and Thursday afternoon, it Nassau didn't have any extreme
before building to hurricane was also reported that over damage."
strength and making landfall as three inches of rain had fallen in "We spoke to Abaco early
a Category 2 hurricane between New Providence. on Thursday and they report
Hallindale Beach and North Mrs Pat Francis, a NEMA ed heavy winds and rain, but no
Miami. representative, said there were reports of flooding," she said.
As storm-force winds blew no reports of flooding in Nas- "We were also in contact witl
over:the Florida Keys Friday, san. most of the other islands, bui
Katrina headed for the Dry "We have experienced a lot they only reported heavy rains.'
Tortugas and the Gulf of Mex-


ico where meteorologists spec-
ulate that it would become a
Category 3 or 4 hurricane
before again making landfall as
early as Monday anywhere
fromnthe Florida Panhandle to
Louisiana.
Joseph Reckley, deputy gen-
eral;manager of the Airport
Authority, said Thursday that
there' were no plans to close the
airport.
"It is up to the individual air-
lines to decide if they want to fly
in this weather," he said.
During the morning hours on
Thursday, American Air-
lines/American Eagle was one
of few the airlines that contin-
uedto fly its regular routes to
Miaeni and Fort Lauderdale,,
before it had to cancel when
those airports closed at 4pm
Thursday.
For the Bahamas, travel plans
to Elorida were not the only
aspect of life to be affected by
the storm.
Speaking to the press yester-
day, Alexander E. Williams,
administer for the city of
Freeport, said that throughout
Tropical Storm Katrina
Freeport experienced a lot of
ralip,
"There have been no reports
of flooding, but there is a lot of
water in the streets. Three quar-
ters of the island had suffered
from power outages due to the
strong winds of the storm, how-
ever most of that has been
restored," he said.
Mr Williams said that
Freeport International airport
is now open and all flights have
been resumed.
Yesterday, according to the
Department of Meteorology,


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Passengers at Nassau International Airport try to leave amid the disruption caused by Hurricane
Katrina and power fluctuations (Photo: Mario Duncanson/ Tribune Staff)


MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT & AVIATION
The Commonwealth of the Bahamas
Provision of Airport Security Training
Consulting Services


COUNTRY: THE BAHAMAS
Project: Strengthening of Airport Security Program
Sector: Transport
Subject: PREQUALIFICATION FOR CONSULTING SERVICES
Technical Cooperation Agreement No. ATN/MT 9073-BH:
Invitation for Prequalification

The Government of the Bahamas (GOB) has received financial assistance from
the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), which is administered by the Inter-
American Development Bank (IDB), to finance the contracting of services and
procurement of goods, necessary for the execution of a Technical Cooperation
agreement to strengthen airport security in the Bahamas. The Ministry of Transport
and Aviation (1M1OTA) is the executing agency for this project.

The objective of the project is to strengthen airport security at seven (7) airports
in the Bahamas by updating and modifying the regulations and procedures of the
Bahamas Civil Aviation Department (CAD), training aviation security and
operations personnel, and creating an effective and efficient security team within
related government agencies to meet new international norms and standards.

The project has three inter-related components:
1. Regulatory Strengthening
2. Implementation of New Administrative Services
3. Training

Activities under the Training component of this project encompass the
implementation of airport security training programs and setting up of training
programs for instructors in airline security.

In accordance with the GOB & IDB's procurement procedures the MOTA is
inviting suitably qualified consulting firms to submit applications to prequalify
for carrying out aspects of the airport security training sub-program in collaboration
with the MOTA, including the following:

1. Training of 350 persons from Nassau Airport Authority (NAA); Civil Aviation
Department (CAD), Bahamas Police, Defence Force and Customs in basic
aviation security and emergency management procedures.
2. Training of 20 Aviation Security Officers in air cargo and mail security
systems.
3. Training of 15 persons from the CAD, NAA, MOTA and other related
government agencies in the identification and detection of bombs and other
incendiary devices.
4. Train 10 CAD officers in the development, implementation and monitoring
of the Airport Security Program.
5. Provide training course on incident/hostage negotiation for a select group of
20 employees from CAD, NAA and Bahamas Police.
6. Training of 5 Trainers to keep staff current on changes to security regulations
and procedures and passenger profiling methodologies.
7. Training of 600 persons in Security Awareness, Public Relations and Customer
Service.

GOB now invites interested eligible firms from MIF member countries to submit
applications for prequalification. An official copy of the prequalification documents,
in English, may be obtained at the address below upon payment of a non-refundable
fee of US$50 by cashier's cheque or banker's draft.

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

The original and two copies of the completed prequalification documents should
be submitted in a sealed envelope, delivered to the address below by 1400 hours
on 29th September 2005, and be clearly marked "Application to prequalify for
Provision of Aviation Security Training".

Envelopes will be opened at the address below on October 14th 2005 at 1400
hours. Late applications will not be considered under any circumstances.

The MIF Project Coordinator
Ministry of Transport and Aviation,
Pilot House Complex, East Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas
Telephone: (242) 377-2000 or Fax: (242) 377-0362

Further information or clarification may be obtained from Mr. Jerry Hutchinson,
Project Coordinator at email address: mjhutchinson@airportbahamas.com.


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Farewell to top


'resource'


Twenty year colleague and friend, Sophie Cason, administrative officer, gives a toast
in honour of Maria Symonette and congratulates her for her stellar performance.


US Ambassador John Rood presents Maria Symonette with a plaque from the US Department of
State. The plaque, signed by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, praised Mrs Symonette for
her outstanding performance at the US Embassy in Nassau

Colleagues and friends of Maria Symonette, a the Embassy's Foreign Service National Employ-
human resources management specialist at the ees Association (FSNEA) and the 'US Ambas-
US Embassy in Nassau, gathered at SuperClubs sador, John Rood, and his wife, Jamie. For more
Breezes to honour her retirement, than 34 years, Mrs Symonette was the Embassy's
The event was held under the patronage of resident expert on human resources issues.


Kay Crawford, management officer; Esther Zaiback; Maria Symonette (honouree), Abdelnour
Zaiback (in white shirt), chief of the US Embassy's consular section, US Ambassador John Rood
and his wife, Jamie Rood; Judy Munroe, president of Caribbean Bottling Company; and Katherine
Stewart-Gibson, public affairs specialist.


(242)


Ruth Fernander, Incoming
human resource specialist at
the US Embassy in Nassau;
Micheal Rollington, LaFonda
Sutton Burke, assistant port
director/ US Customs and Bor-
der Patrol; Leon Johnson,
president (FSNEA);, and Maria
Symonette.


"DDEO b
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Frnky


Anne Marie Bain, economic
commercial assistant at the US
Embassy, and businessman
husband Arnold Bain enjoy the
festivaties of the evening.


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Chandra and Chris finish third and fifth in Golden League


* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports
Reporter
THE long trek through
Europe is beginning taking
its toll on sprinter Chandra
Sturrup and quarter-miler
Chris Brown.
The duo were the only
two Bahamians that com-
peted at the Memorial Van
Damme meet in Brussels,
Belgium yesterday.
It was the fifth of the six
meets being staged on the
2005 Golden League. How-
ever, the performances of
Sturrup and Brown were
below par.
Coming off her victory at
the Intersport Gugl-Meet-
ing in Linz on Tuesday,
Sturrup ran 11.06 seconds


for a third place finish in
the women's 100 metres.
Christine Aaron, one of
three athletes to deny Stur-
rup a medal at the 10th
IAAF World Champi-
onships in Helsinki, Fin-
land, won the race in 10.97.
Aaron won the bronze in
both the 100 and 200.

Race
Sturrup's training part-
ner, Me'Lisa Barber, who
switched from the 400 this
year, came through in sec-
ond place in 11.05. Barber
finished fifth in the
straightaway race in
Helsinki that saw Sturrup
skid to fourth after leading
for the first 75 metres.


The race saw the return
of Cameroon's Myriam
Leonie Mani, who was
serving a two-year suspen-
sion for taking an illegal
substance. Shaking off the
cobwebs, Mani had to set-
tle-for ninth in 11.65.
Back after a third place
finish at the Weltklasse
Zurich in Zurich, Switzer-
land on Aug. 19, Brown
slipped to fifth in 45.55 in
Brussels.
Brandon Simpson, sixth
in the 400 and the second
leg runner on the Jamaican
bronze medal 4 x 400 relay
team in Helsinki, won the
race in 44.70.
Timothy Benjamin, fifth
in the 400 and the lead off
runner for Great Britain's
fourth place 4 x 4 team,


was second in 44.74 and
Grenada's Alleyne Fran-
cique third in 44.84.
Jamaican Michael Black-
wood got fourth in 44.84.

Jackpot
Although it doesn't
affect any Bahamians,
there is still one athlete in
the running for the $1 mil-
lion jackpot on the Grand
Prix circuit this year.
Russian Tatyana Lebe-
deva moved to just one vic-
tory away from winning the
lot after she clinched the
women's triple jump title
with a leap of 14.94 metres,
ahead of Jamaican Trecia
Smith's 14.76 mark.
Lebedeva will have that


opportunity on Sunday
when the ISTAF 2005 meet
is held in Berlin, Germany.
She could join Maria de
Lurdes Mutola from
Mozambi, who carted off
the lucrative purse in
2003.
Last year, Bahamian
quarter-miler Tonique
Williams-Darling and Swe-
den's triple jumper Christ-
ian Olsson shared the jack-
pot after they both won
their respective events at
the Olympic Games in
Athens, Greece.
While Olsson has taken
the year off because of an
injury, Williams-Darling
came back and clinched the
World Championship title
in Helsinki.
Williams-Darling didn't


compete in Brussels as
there was no 400 for
women.

Compete
While it's not certain;
who will compete in the;
next meet at the Rieti 2005,
in Rieti, Italy on Sunday,
Sturrup, Brown, Williams-
Darling, triple jumper Lee-
van 'Superman' Sands and:
Lavern Eve all have quali-i
fied for the 3rd IAAE
World Athletics Final iri
Monaco from Sept.:
9-10.
Most of the athletes are
not expected to complete
their 2005 season until the
Shanghai Golden Grand
Prix on Sept. 17.


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* CELEBRATING the men's 4 x 400 silver medal triumph in Helsinki, Finland.


Avard warns 400m rivals after success in Helsinki


* By BRENT STUBBS.
Senior Sports Reporter
THE Bahamas men's 4 x 400
metre relay team returned to
international prominence with
a silver medal at the 10th IAAF
World Championships.
The medal in Helsinki, Fin-
land on August 14 also saw the
revitalisation of former world
champion Avard Moncur.
Back after going through two
turbulent seasons, Moncur ran
two exceptional second legs in
both the preliminary and the
final as the Bahamas set a (one-
day) world leading time and a
national record respectively.


For Moncur, who last com-
peted on the silver medal team
at the 9th World Championships
in 2003 in Saint-Denis, Paris,
France, it was a relief to get that
feeling again, especially after he
missed the trip to the Olympic
Games in Athens, Greece last
year. when the team of
Nathaniel McKinney, Aaron
Cleare, Andrae Williams and
Chris Brown finished seventh.
"We're showing that we now
a pool of talent to work with
and I'm just excited to be back
and being a part of it," Moncur
stressed. "Two fifty-seven is a
joke compared to what these
guys can run in the future."


The 2:57.32 was the time that
the team of McKinney, Mon-
cur, Williams and Brown ran for
the silver to lower the national
record in Helsinki behind the
American's new world leading
time of 2:56.91.

Fastest
The day before in the prelim-
inaries, the team of McKinney,
Moncur, Troy McIntosh and
Williams clocked 2:59.73 that
was established then as the
world's fastest.
Although he was relegated to
just running the relay instead of


the 400 as well, Moncur said he
Wvas thrilled to see how well the
guys ran in Helsinki.
Next year, however, Moncur
has served notice that he will be
back to take his rightful place
in the 400.
He warned his rivals that "this
year, I had a lot of injuries, but I
think I'm a little smarter now. I
just have to go out there and
continue to train and stay focus
and take care of my body and
do the things that I need to do to
stay healthy."
There was nobody happier to
have him back than Chris
Brown. In his absence, Brown
has stepped forward and has


emerged as the quarter-miler to
beat from the Bahamas.
But, Brown admitted, "When-
ever me and Moncur meet, we
put on a show that nobody else
can give. I think we work well
together. With the help of
Andrae and Nathaniel, we
looked very good.

Capable
"When those guys ran the
2:59 without me, I was kind of
jealous. But I knew that we had
the team that was capable of
running very well, especially
with Avard back."


Brown, who had the awesome
task of trying to catch Ameri-
can quarter-milers Michael
Johnson at the Olympics and
Jeremy Wariner in Helsinki on
the anchor legs of the relay, said
that, eventually, the Bahamas
will dethrone the United States.
"Rome wasn't built in one
day," Brown quipped. "So we
will take our time. We will.go
after the Commonwealth
Games and CAC Games titles
next year. After that, we will
prepare for the Americans in
Osaka in 2007 (at the 11th
IAAF World Championships)
and the 2008 Olympics (in Bei-
jing, China)."




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