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Publication Date: September 16, 2005
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Takingsce eps towards service station integrity


* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
A DESTITUTE and preg-
nant young woman is wander-
ing the streets of Nassau with
no hope, claiming that society
has let her down..
The barefoot woman, 23, who
is only two weeks away from
giving birth, is seekinglielp after,
the Salvation Army allegedly
failed to provide for her basic
needs.
Concerned members of the
community, who yesterday
accompanied her to the shelter
on Meadows and West Streets,
told The Tribune that she was
"treated in a most disgusting
fashion" on arrival.
"This woman has absolutely
nowhere to go. She is barefoot,
sfle has no shoes. When she
asked the shelter for a pair of
shoes she was told that they
can't provide her with every-
thing, that she would either
have to choose between water
or shoes I heard it with my
own ears," one resident
claimed.
.,Division commander of the
Salvation Army, Major Lester
Ferguson, said that, although a
pregnant woman has been stay-
ing at the shelter, he was not
aware of any neglect.
"She has been there for some
time, she has been staying there
happily. When her time comes
.we will assist her to get to
Princess Margaret Hospital to
have her baby," he said.
Major Ferguson also said that
no official complaints were


reported to the divisional head-
quarters.
"Usually if there are com-
plaints they are reported to us.
We encourage people to come,
to us if there is any problem. I
even checked with (the Depart-
ment of Social Services), and
they were also unaware of the
problem. The only thing I can
imagine is that someone is being
mischievous," he said.
However, a woman experi-
enced in social services who has
taken an interest in the wom-
SEE page 11


Boy, 16,

stabbed
* By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
A 16-YEAR-OLD boy was
stabbed about the body after
an altercation with a group of
boys on Wednesday morning.
Police press liaison officer
Walter Evans said the boy was
in a dispute with a group out-
side Government High School.
He did not indicate if those
involved were students of the
school.
The victim was reportedly
treated and discharged from
hospital.
A bar on East and Taylor
SEE page 11


THOMAS DESMANGLES, safety advisor for Shell Bahamas, shows Ministry of Health Parliamentary Secretary Ron
Pinder (left) the steps taken for an integrity test at a service station. An integrity test checks for leaks in the fuel pipelines
and underground fuel storage systems of petroleum stations. See page three.
(Photo: Mario Dunanson/Tribune staff)


Decision on
PetroCaribe
accord is
expected
within a week
N By PAUL G,
TURNQUEST
Tribune Stiff Reporter
AFTER numerous presenta-
tions, the government is expect-
ed to make a decision within a
week on whet4lr the Bahamas
will sign on to ithe PetroCaribe
accord. I
Vincent Coleby, chairman of
the fuel usage committee, which
has meticulously reviewed the
PetroCaribe accord, said that
he expects government to make
a favourable announcement
shortly.
The brainchild of Venezue-
lan president Hugo Chavez,
PetroCaribe is a government-
to-government contract to sup-
ply oil to member nations with
the aim of cutting out the "mid-
dleman".
According; to Mr Coleby, a
former Shell executive with
SEE page 11


Couplefile criminal suit against AG


A COUPLE have filed a criminal suit against
Attorney General Alfred Sears claiming his
office has been perverting the course of justice
in their civil action against the Baptist Education
Authority.
Gregory and Tanya Cash allege that the gov-
ernment's legal department has repeatedly evad-
ed requirements of the law by not filing proper
documents.
In their statement of claim they also allege
that the department has fabricated evidence'
and unlawfully removed documents from the
files, obstructing justice in the process.
The action, filed in the Supreme Court, is the


latest move in what Mr and Mrs Cash describe
as their long "battle for justice" in a bitter dis-
pute dating back three years.
They claim to have lost thousands of dollars in
earnings and suffered real hardship following Mr
Cash's alleged "wrongful dismissal" from Jordan
Prince William High School in October, 2002.
At the time, two of the couple's children were
also expelled from the school after Mrs Cash -
along with other parents sent a confidential
letter of complaint to the Ministry of Educa-,
tion about the alleged neglect of the school.
SEE page 11


Two dead after traffic accident


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
FREEPORT Two young
people are dead and a third is
detained in hospital in New
Providence following a two-
car collision on Wednesday
evening on East Sunrise High-
way.
The deaths of 23-year-olds
Jeffrey Pinder of Tudor Gar-
dens, and Merrill Dorsett Jr,
of Waterfall Drive, pushes the
traffic fatality count to 16 for


the year on Grand Bahama
roads.
Police say the accident
occurred around 7.25 pm at
the junction of East Sunrise
Highway and Fircroft Road. It
involved a Ford Expedition
and a Toyota Scion, driven by
Mr Dorsett.
Dorsett died at the scene. It
took firefighters two hours to
free his body from the wreck-
age.
Pinder, one of two passen-
gers in the vehicle, was pro-
nounced dead at Rand Memo-


rial Hospital around 10.44pm.
Max Smith, of Ferryhorse
Lane, was also a passenger in
the Toyota. He received seri-
ous bodily injuries and was air-
lifted to Princess Margaret
Hospital in Nassau.
Chief Supt Basil Rahming,
press liaison officer, reported
that the driver and two pas-
sengers of the white 2002 Ford
Expedition were not seriously
injured.
Driver Shonette Rolle, of
SEE page 11


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Fred Mitchell praise as UN recognises



concern about radioactive shipping


* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
THE Bahamas "strongly wel-
comes" the historic, first-time
recognition by all heads of state
and government of the concerns
of small island and developing
states (SIDS) regarding the
risks inherent in the transport of
radioactive materials by sea. .
Foreign Affairs Minister Fred
Mitchell, made the statement
during his address to the United
Nations yesterday.
The Bahamas, along with its
CARICOM partners, has
expressed "grave concerns"
regarding the threat to the secu-
rity and environmental and eco-
nomic sustainability of the small
island developing states in the
region, posed by the transship-
ment of nuclear waste through
the Caribbean Sea.
"It is a peril that cannot be
overstated, as it threatens our
very survival and way of life.
Accordingly, we continue to call
on states involved in transship-
ments to desist from this prac-
tice," said Mr Mitchell.


In addition to management
reform, we support all efforts
to reinvigorate the United
Nations system so as to better
serve our needs, including
through the comprehensive
reform of the Security Council.
"The Bahamas supports
efforts to reform the United
Nations human rights machin-
ery to bring greater credibility
and efficacy to this pivotal area
of the UN's work, and we have
been following the proposal to'
establish a peace-building com-
mission with keen and positive
interest.
"We hope that the Assembly
would be able to complete
negotiations in order to bring
these two new bodies into being
before the end of this sixtieth
session.
. "Likewise we encourage this
Assembly to bring the negotia-
tions for a draft comprehensive
convention on terrorism to a
conclusion during this session
as well. In this regard, the
Bahamas recalls and fully sup-
ports the recommendation pf
the high level panel to improve


the co-operative nature of the
UN counter-terrorism machin-
ery, to promote greater dia-
logue, and provide greater assis-
tance to states to meet counter-
terrorism obligations."

Needs

Mr Mitchell said the special
needs of SIDS run the gamut
of development issues, and
include the need for special and
differential treatment in inter-'
national trade, capacity devel-
opment, and the transfer of
technologies and correspond-


ing know-how.
Mr Mitchell also highlighted
the "serious issue" of climate
change and the need to under-
take global action to address its
attendant dangers."
The question of reforming
global economic governance to
strengthen the voice and par-
ticipation of developing coun-
tries in decision making and
norm setting, said the minister,
is also of critical importance to
the Bahamas. i
"It is for this reason that we
value the Montierrey Consen-
sus and the mandate to address
systemic issues such as these.


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Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, centre right; shown
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"The Bahamas would also
welcome any initiative to find
pragmatic and innovative ways
to ensure the effective, perma-
nent representation of devel-
oping countries, particularly
small developing countries, in
international economic, trade
and financial institutions,
including the Bretton Woods
Institutions and the World
Trade Organisation (WTO),"
Mr Mitchell said.
HIV/AIDS, he said, contin-
ues to threaten to undermine
decades of progress in health
care in developing populations
that facilitate economic growth


THE Bahamas has been
slated to host a meeting
between regional foreign min-
isters and the US secretary of
state.
Caricom foreign ministers
are currently meeting with US
Secretary of State Condoleez-
za Rice in New York City, and
if plans go as agreed, the next
such summit will be in Nas-
sau.
A working group of Ambas-
sadors in Washington, chaired
by the Bahamas and includ-
ing Barbados and Grenada,
will settle the details of the
meeting, which will focus on
the future of the Caricom
region.
It is expected to include aca-
demics, the private business
sector and the diaspora of the
region in the United States.
The meeting was first moot-
ed by Dr Rice in June at the
OAS General Assembly, dur-
ing her first meeting with Cari-
com foreign ministers in her
capacity as Secretary of State.
It was agreed that those dis-
cussions would be followed up
with a meeting in the margins
of the UN General Assembly.
That meeting took place in
a suite at the Waldorf Asto-
ria in New York on Wednes-
day following the opening of
the UN 60th anniversary sum-
mit.
The Bahamas delegation is
led by the Foreign Affairs
Minister Fred Mitchell, who
also chaired the meeting of
ministers and Dr Rice yester-
day. ,


throughout the world.
"It will take all of the political
will and financial power of the
world's nations to ensure that
this deadly scourge is brought
under control and then elimi-
nated. We therefore welcome
the strong commitment at this
high-level meeting to fully
implement the measures con-
tained in the Declaration of
Commitment on HIV/AIDS, as
well as commitments regarding
the provision of resources for,
prevention, treatment, care and
support and access to repro-
ductive health," said Mr
Mitchell.


Other items on the agenda
were Haiti, the support which
Caricom intends to give to the
Haitian electoral process, the
state of disaster preparedness
in the Caribbean, and the sta-
tus of America's present abil-
ity to response to natural dis-
asters in the region.
Dr Rice indicated that the
US still has the capacity to
respond to any regional dis-
aster.
Mr Mitchell also met sepa-
rately with Haiti's Interim:
Prime Minister Gerard Lai
Tortue yesterday.
The minister said he was,'
pleased that the Bahamas and..
Caricom were able to achieve,
all objectives for the meeting.,
"It was a positive meeting,.
part of what I call a continuing
conversation with the United
States which is the main
engine of the economies of the'
region. The meeting was
friendly," said Mr Mitchell,
"but business-like."
Yesterday, Mr Mitchell
meet with heads of govern-
ment of the Caribbean region
on behalf of Prime Minister
Christie on issues relating to,
the fight against HIV/AIDS1
in a meeting hosted by Prime
Minister Owen Arthur of Bar-
bados.
This will be followed by a
meeting with the prime minis-
ter of Canada and the heads of
government of the Caricom;
region.
Mr Mitchell will represent:
the prime minister at that:
meeting as well.


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Turnquest would



welcome Symonette



as deputy of party


* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
FNM leader Tommy Turn-
quest said he would welcome
Brent Symonette as his deputy
should the Montagu MP choose
to run for the position.
Mr Turnquest told The Tri-
bune yesterday that the Mon-
tagu MP is very deserving of
the post of deputy leader of the
FNM.
He added that he has the
greatest respect for Mr Symon-
ette, given his long service to
the FNM.
On Tuesday, Mr Symonette
said that he is seriously consid-
ering running for the deputy
position when the party goes to


convention in November.
He said that he would proba-
bly announce his decision after
the House of Assembly con-
venes next month.

Opponents

If Mr Symonette does enter
the race, he may be up against
current deputy leader Sidney
Collie, who according to Mr
Symonette, also plans to run.
Mr Symonette, the only FNM
candidate to win a seat in New
Providence in the 2002 elec-
tions, has considered the post
of leader twice in the past three
years.
At the party's last conven-


tion, Mr Symonette said he
decided against running in the
interest of party unity, claiming
the FNM had not sufficiently
recovered from its 2002 defeat
at the polls.
In August, Mr Symonette
announced again that he would
not contest the leadership.
On Wednesday, he explained
that his decision not to run for
leader this time was based more
on the fact that he wanted to
focus attention on serving his
Montagu constituents.
However, in August he said:
"Today was the post of leader,
tomorrow is another day. ,I am
not ruling out the possibility
that I may run for another posi-
tion in the party."


Government will test

petrol facility integrity


* By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff
Reporter
THE government has
announced that it will
take a more active role in
testing the integrity of
retail and commercial
facilities run by local
petroleum companies.
Yesterday, Ministry of
Health parliamentary sec-
retary Ron Pinder was on
site at the Marathon Shell
gas station where an
integrity test was recently
performed.
An integrity test checks
for leaks in the fuel
pipelines and underground
fuel storage systems of
petroleum stations.


Mr Pinder said, "We
would be on site to get a
better understanding of
what exists..Also, to
understand the standards
moving forward and seek
to implement more guide-
lines and standards."
Letters have been sent
to all local petroleum
companies requesting that
integrity testing be con-
ducted at all of their ser-
vice station facilities.
Mr Pinder added that
regulation guidelines need
to be written into the
Environmental Act, to
regulate the installation,
maintenance and renova-
tion of commercial and
retail petroleum service
facilities.


* ItIUMA3S Desmangles, safety advisor
for Shell Bahamas, demonstrates the
company's integrity test to Ron Pinder
(Photo: Mario Dunanson/ Tribune
Staff)


San Andros airport

work is 'finished'


* By NATARIO McKENZIE
OFFICIALS at the Ministry
of Transport and Aviation say
that work on temporary facil-
ities at the San Andros Air-
port is now complete and steps
are being taken to ensure
long-term facilities for the
Moss Town airport as well.
According to Loraine Arm-
brister, under secretary in the
Ministry of Transport and
Aviation, the "original scope
of work" at the San Andros
Airport should be completed
today, and preparatory steps
to ensure long-term facilities
for the Moss Town Interna-
tional airport are also being
undertaken.
Both airports were ravaged
by fire earlier this year.
Mrs Armbrister said that
work at the San Andros Air-
port included equipping three
trailers, which were shipped
to the airport to serve as tem-
porary facilities, as well as the
construction of a bathroom


block and a wooden canopy
to house travellers.
She said an additional
canopy has been requested by
Customs and Immigration to
house international travellers.
In early July a fire destroyed
the police station, Customs
and Immigration offices,
Western Air office and snack
bar which were all housed in
the airport's terminal build-
ing.
Arson was determined as
the cause of that blaze. The
remains of the original termi-
nal had to be demolished.
Mrs Armbrister said she has
not yet received a report on
the progress of works on tem-
porary facilities at the Moss
Town international airport in
Exuma, but confirmed that
trailers had been sent there as
well.
In May, a fire destroyed six
trailers which housed the staff
of the Immigration and Cus-
toms departments as well as a
Nassau Flight Services office.


A MAILBOAT captain was
yesterday expecting to get clear-
ance to sail after being "ground-
ed" in Nassau over safety issues.
Etienne Maycock, whose
motor vessel Captain C makes
the 560-mile round trip to
Ragged Island, told The Tri-
bune: "I'm hoping the inspec-
tors will give me the all-clear
today."
The Department of Maritime
Affairs was not satisfied with
the condition of the liferaft
aboard the boat. Captain May-
cock said a disgruntled passen-
ger had vandalised it.
"However, my boat is the
safest in the Bahamas," he
added, claiming that he had
now installed a new Boston
Whaler aboard his vessel.
Captain Maycock was confi-
dent that he would reach Ragged


Young nameaching fo:i skes


Island by Friday morning with
his cargo in good condition.
Residents of Ragged Island
protested on Wednesday when
they heard their weekly mail-
boat had been held in Nassau,
calling it another example of
the government's disregard for
the island.
They also asked who would
foot the bill if groceries and oth-
er perishable items aboard the
mailboat wefe spoiled.
But Captain Maycock said:
"I have good freezer facilities
aboard and everything will be
okay. I have calls to make in
the Exuma Cays, but if all goes
well I will be in Ragged Island
by Friday morning."
Captain Maycock believes
higher subsidies are needed to
keep vessels like his in tip-top
condition



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President

deadline

passed

* By KARAN MINNIS
THE deadline has passed
for applications for the posi-
tion of COB president, col-
lege council chairman
Franklyn Wilson announced.
Speaking to The Tribune
yesterday, Mr Wilson said the
council is nowhere near mak-
ing a decision as to who will
be the next official president.
According to Mr Wilson,
the official deadline for all
applications was September
14.
"There have been several
applications. I will not say
how many, but several would
mean more than one," he
said.
In August it was
announced that the search
for a new COB president had
started, due to the resigna-
tion of Dr Rodney Smith.
Mr Wilson said he did not
expect a replacement to be
found by the beginning of the
current semester, which start-
ed on August 28.
He also announced that Dr
Rhonda Chipman-Johnson,
executive vice-president of
the college, would be tempo-
rally appointed to the posi-
tion of acting president.
When asked if the council
is leaning towards choosing
Dr Chipman-Johnson as offi-
cial president, Mr Wilson
said: "I cannot say that."
"However, if she applies it
is possible for her to get it.
She is a suitable candidate,
but we do have others to con-
sider."
Mr Wilson did not state
when the council will make
its final choice, but said a
decision would be "forth-
coming".






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* By FELICITY INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter
A YOUNG Bahamian who
has blazed a path for himself in
the aviation industry is gaining
international recognition.
Anthony Beckles II attract-
ed the attention of USA Today,
the Lynchburg Press, and other
media agencies for setting stan-
dards as a minority in his field.
The 19-year-old, a senior at
Liberty University in Virginia, is
a teacher as well as a student.
He received a flight instruc-
tor's rating of CF1 and CF2,
meaning he can train students
for private and commercial
flight travel, and is certified to
teach how to fly in bad weather.
He is an instructor for Vir-
ginia Aviation, and between the


Racism is

a 'matter


of shame'


By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
THE Bahamas can become
the world's first non-racist
nation if both races can leave
their respective sources of
shame behind and work togeth-
er to establish a more "proac-
tive relationship", said psychol-
ogist Dr David Allen.
Dr Allen said that while the
race problem in the Bahamas
is very subtle, it still exists.
"The fact is we are scared of
each other. Whites because of
shame chose to remain hidden
accept economically and blacks
harbour anger toward whites.
"White Bahamians became
shame-based in operating a
repressive regime of discrimi-
nation (against) black Bahami-
ans. With the emergence of
majority rule many white
Bahamians followed their
shame core and withdrew from
the mainstream of Bahamian
life," said Dr Allen.
Similarly, he said, black
Bahamians became more
shame-based in a "revenge
approach."
Dr Allen said that the most
widespread symptom of a
shame-based society is the mask
of anger, self-hatred and jeal-
ously.


job and his schooling, he works
seven days a week.
He is the only black pilot in
his aviation programme and
he is leading the way, accord-
ing to his instructors.
The university's aviation
chairman, Ernie Rogers told
The Lynchburg Press that it
takes about "two minutes to
grow attached to the strong,
energetic, and confident" Beck-
les. "He's my man. I'd pick him
over anybody; and more than
that, I really trust him."
Beckles' boss at Virginia Avi-
ation added that this "mature"
young Bahamian comes to work
early and stays late, and has
"never faltered".
Though still .in his teens,
Beckles is close to earning a
licence that will allow him to


teach others how to fly multi-
engine planes the fifth and
final licence he can earn.
"The steps I'm taking now
are leading me to the bigger pic-
ture. I set goals, and it takes a
lot of hard work to achieve
them," he said.
While focusing on aviation,
Beckles is also studying finance,
with an aim to marrying the two
fields and create a successful
future for himself.
When he was very young, he
said, his father's brothers in
Grand Bahama purchased a
plane. This gave him the rare
opportunity of being in the
cockpit from the age of eight.
There were also pilots in his
mother's family, who inspired
him to follow his dream.
His father worked at Princess


Casinos, which gave him the
opportunity to ask dozens of
questions of the company's
pilots at Laker Airways.
Eventually, he charmed his
way into their cockpit, and has
been progressing ever since.
"I just love flying. I love
speed. I love interacting with
people. Being a pilot gives you
an opportunity to do that."
Beckles says there are many
Bahamian youth who also share
his vision of the skies but
learning to fly is costly.
He advised those young per-
sons: "First set your goals.
You're going to have to take a
lot of baby steps to get there,
so accept that. If you work hard,
in the long run it will pay off.
Most importantly, graduate high
school and get into college."


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WHILE THE Bahamas was congratulat-
ing itself on its students achieving a "D+"
national grade point average in the Ministry
of Education's BGCSE examinations,
Trinidad was congratulating four of its stu-
dents for earning five world-ranked places
at this year's Cambridge Advanced Level
Examinations.
Bahamian students were competing with
themselves within the confines of their own
chain of islands. The Trinidadian students
were in competition with the whole British
Commonwealth. They finished among the
top contenders. Trinidadians are preparing
themselves to move freely in the interna-
tional arena, while most Bahamians have dif-
ficulty casting their vision further than the
shores of Miami.
In announcing the BGCSE results last
month, the Ministry of Education praised
the D+ average as a "significant improve-
ment". How much is considered "signifi-
cant"? Well it can be argued that to be able to
put a plus sign (+) behind a D is a significant
inching up the educational scale.
It was the first time since 2000 that such
strides had been made. From the years 2002
to 2004 the overall national average settled in
at "D".
When the schools' results were dragged
up from an E to a D in the 2002 results of the
Bahamas Secondary Schools Examination,
it was time to pop the champagne cork. The
Education Ministry even issued a press
release in which it said that it regarded the
overall grade as "a general improvement" in
school performance throughout the year.
"D" is a low passing grade. Adding a plus
(+) to the "D", of course, would make it
slightly higher. Therefore, it was crowing
time. Instead of looking at the achievement
glass as half empty, the Ministry was putting
on an optimistic face and calling it half full.
The year before- 2001 the students
turned in an average E grade and the year
before that an E minus both failing grades.
But now they have started to creep to a high-
er plain. Therefore, to move from an E minus
to a D plus in five years does carry some
pride. As the Bible says, be thankful for small
blessings at least the students are now
headed in the right direction.
However, four Trinidadians two 18 and
two 19 year olds, three boys and one girl -
all St George's students in Barataria,


Trinidad, are competing and winning on the
world stage.
One of the young men who was hoping to
win a placement in French was surprised that
he won in Spanish because of the competition
from native speakers. He received A levels in
five subjects biology, chemistry, Spanish,
French and the general paper. He excelled
over the majority of A-Level students who
write four subjects within a year.
Another young man came first in history
and the girl tied for second place, also in his-
tory. The girl described herself as a "good"
student not the best. However, she worked
hard, sacrificed and burned the midnight oil.
It paid dividends when she faced her exams.
Two of the young people were from single
parent homes. One of the mothers hoped
that it was proof that a "single parent can
do good."
Thirteen years ago, after five years of plan-
ning, the Bahamas introduced its own exam-
ination system the Bahamas General Cer-
tificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE).
The exam, officials say, is fully accredited
by Cambridge University and "carries the
same weight internationally as its contem-
porary exam in the Commonwealth the
General Certificate of Secondary Education
(GCSE)." Cambridge was an integral part
of training Bahamian examiners.
It is too bad that Bahamian students cannot
compete with the Commonwealth, because
although their overall exam average is low,
several Bahamian students have had brilliant
individual results. Undoubtedly they could
have placed high, if not won, in world com-
petition.
There was screening of students in the past
as to who would be allowed to sit these
exams. Today there is no screening, all stu-
dents who have completed the secondary
school curriculum are allowed to sit at least
three subjects. In the past only 16 per cent of
secondary school students were allowed to
write the Cambridge University exams. This
was intended to determine the top 20 per
cent of all students in the United Kingdom.
One of the reasons for the Bahamas' shock-
ingly low BGCSE average is that all students
- regardless of their academic ability are
allowed to write the exams. They drag the
average marks down, thus casting the handful
of outstanding Bahamian students into the
shadows.


Why golf and




Guana Cay




do not mix


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Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

LEONE. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

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

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tilizer runoff can feed algae
growth and choke corals, a
problem that has been height-
ened by overfishing of parrot-
fish and other species that graze
on algae. Pesticides have been
linked to coral disease.
Removal of coastal vegetation
combined with the enormous
amount of fresh water required
to sustain a golf course can
change the salinity in nearshore
waters.
And then there's the prob-.
lems with dredging, not to men-
tion the waste, erosion, noise,
and oil and gas spillage associ-
ated with bringing thousands of
people and their boats each
year to one small area.
Local residents have taken


their fight to the Supreme
Court, but so far things are not
going well. They hope to hear
the results of their appeal in the
next month or two. In the
meantime, construction has
already begun. To get the-
whole story and to get
involved visit www.savegua-
nacayreef.com;
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ak ers _ba y_-intro ht m;
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akers_bayintro.htm>.
For another example of how
unsustainable development is'
killing the Bahamas, visit
www.miami.edu/sharklab/ne
ws.html.
JOHN HOCEVAR
Oceans Specialist
Greenpeace
September 2003


EDITOR, The Tribune
THE Bahamas has long been
one of the jewels of the
Caribbean. A unique culture,
spectacular coral reefs, abun-
dant sharks and sea turtles, and
dazzling beaches attract visitors
from all over the world. Unfor-
tunately, nothing is forever. The
laid back atmosphere and rich
biodiversity of the Bahamas
may be about to go the way of
the dinosaurs. And, as is often
the case, local residents have
little say in the matter.
The Discovery Land Com-
pany, a California-based devel-
opment corporation, wants to
build a golf course on Guana
Cay. Discovery appears to pride
itself on being a good steward of
the land, and embracing the
local culture. According to
CEO Michael Meldon, "Any-
one can build houses, roads and
golf courses. All that takes is
money. You cannot, however,
recreate the natural beauty of
the environment with any*
amount of money: The value ig
always in the land."
It is difficult to reconcile
these words with the fact that
Guana Cay residents strongly
oppose the development, or
that scientists are concerned
that building a golf course on
the edge of a coral reef would
be a disaster. Too often, peo-
ple get caught up in discussions
about industry best practices or
mitigation schemes, and lose
sight of the fact that some types
of development are just not
appropriate for all locations. It
may be a modern golf course,
and it may even be a model golf
course but the reality is that
no matter how nicely Discov-
ery dresses this up, it is going
to damage the reef and change
the character of the island.
What makes this even more
tragic is that the Guana Cay
development is just one of a
thousand similar mistakes tak-
ing place all over the Caribbean.
Again and again, greed and
power politics have trumped the
wishes of the majority of people
who recognize that unchecked
development is jeopardizing the
health of coral reef ecosystems
and the communities that
depend on them.
Globally, one-third of the
world's reefs have already been
severely damaged and at least
half of them are expected to be
gone by 2035. In the Florida
Keys, 80 per cent of the living
coral has been lost in the last
40 years.
Even slight increases in nutri-
ent levels from sewage or fer-


the preferred site. A Grand
Bahama site will enable some
of the regassified product to
be used in local generating
plants, producing electricity
for this island's residents,
businesses, industries.
Moreover, provided the
product is sold locally at a
concessionary price, electric-
ity rates can be lowered. This
will encourage expansion of
existing industries, attract
new ones, provide excellent
job opportunities increasing
licensing fee revenues for the
Grand Bahama Port authori-
ty and providing significant
seabed lease fees to the Gov-
ernment.
The need for product to be
made available locally at a
concessionary price is an
important one. Whereas the
price of natural gas on the
world mark is lower than the
price of #2 oil (diesel), nat-
ural gas sells at a higher price
than #6 oil (bunker C). The
major fuel source for power
generation in Grand Bahama
and New Providence is
presently #6 oil.
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August 30 2005


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RECENT comments by a
former government minister
(appearing to mimic senti-
ments of the current Envi-
ronment Ambassador)
prompt me to enter an arena
I had previously decided
against jumping into.
Both gentlemen appear to
disagree with building an
LNG storage facility in the
Bahamas because the prod-
uct is intended for foreign
markets.
Perhaps the goodly gentle-
men need to be informed that
all major industrial plants in
Grand Bahama (Container
Port, BORCO, Polymers,
South Riding Point), exist to
cater to foreign markets.
Moreover, the hard work-
ing Minister of Tourism
needs to advise these gentle-
men that our tourism prod-
uct caters principally to for-
eign markets.
If, on the other hand, these
gentlemen are advocating
LNG plants only be allowed
if a percentage of the product
is earmarked for domestic
consumption, they must sure-
ly support Grand Bahama as


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Bahamas 'must find the right



balance to tackle immigration'


* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
THE Baharias must find
the correct balance between
boundary maintenance and
proper integration of for-
eigners if it is to combat the
illegal immigration problem.
This was the verdict of psy-
chologist Dr David Allen,
delivered at a presentation to
the Bahamian forum entitled
"Shame: The Bahamian Chal-
lenge".
Dr Allen said that there is a
need for Haitians to be inte-
grated, so they can contribute
to the building of the coun-
try.
"We have no hope of mak-
ing it on our own. The United
States advanced to the place it
is now from accepting people
from all over the world and
our system needs the contri-
bution of outsiders as well,"
he said.
However, Dr Allen said,
there is also a dire need to
become proactive with the
problem of illegal immigra-
tion.
"We are overcome by our
unchecked poorly regulated
illegal immigration problem.
Unable to be proactive
because of our shame-based
attitude, we have allowed the
situation to get out of con-
trol," said Dr Allen.


Now threatened, he said,
the Bahamas is forced to be
reactive.
While a proactive approach
does not mean the Bahamas
has to be cruel or rigid, he
said, it does mean there must
be a balance of boundaries
and proper integration.
"A country without bound-
aries is similar to a person
without boundaries (that is)
they are psychotic and inte-
gration is hopeless," he said.
"It must puzzle us why we
as Bahamians in general and
the Bahamas in particular
tend to be reactive rather
than proactive.
"Shame produces a nega-
tive vision of ourselves allow-
ing us to be seduced and
fooled by the illusion of false
comfort."
According to Dr Allen
there are solutions.
"Shame is only eliminated
when each one of us makes a
decision to make the inward
journey to work through our
pain and hurt in our hearts.
Self-reflection produces
awareness, which destroys
shame," he said.
Other solutions are to
"raise the standards of edu-
cation for all Bahamians, start
comprehensive courses in
anger management and con-
flict resolution early in school
life," he said.


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Tourism Minister welcomes UN declaration


* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE United Nations call for
the endorsement of tourism in
the integration of national
development plans is a deci-
sion that all Bahamians should
applaud.
So said Tourism Minister
Obie Wilchcombe, who told
The Tribune yesterday that the
recommendation is long over-
due.


He said that in the Bahamas,
as in many countries, tourism
is often the main source of rev-
enue, impacting every area of
development; -including eco-
nomic, social and educational.
"It impacts every single
thing we do," he said.
Mr Wilchcombe said that in
the past, some persons shied
away from the hospitality field
because they felt' that it
amounted to servitude.
That perception is changing


he said, and people are now
realising that tourism is a ser-
vice-based industry which can
net huge returns.

Recognition

The UN recommendation,
he said, indicates that the
world is now recognising that
tourism is the number-one
industry in most ;countries,
which proves that the


Bahamas is on track in its goals
of further development.
He added that the Bahamas
can be shown as a template for
other countries.
Government leaders attend-
ing the Millennium Goals sum-
mit session of the United
Nations in New York joined
the heads of major United
Nations agencies, civil society
and the travel industry in a call
for the integration of tourism
in national development plans.


The Declaration on Tourism
and the Millennium Goals was
endorsed on Wednesday and
was scheduled to be presented
to the full UN Summit yester-
day.
Francesso Frangialli, Secre-
tary General of the World
Tourism Organisation, under-
scoring the size of the world's
largest industry, said that last
'year 763 million trips were tak-
en by tourists who spent $622
billion.


. By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT A 28-year-old
Freeport man was arraigned in
Magistrate's Court on Wednesday
in connection with several offences,
including housebreaking, burglary,
theft, and indecent assault.
Socrates Burrows, of Amundsen
Lane, appeared before Magistrate
Franklyn Williams in court one on
.17 separate charges.
He pleaded not guilty to six
counts of housebreaking, six counts
of burglary, one count of indecent
assault, two counts of shopbreaking
and two counts of causing damage.
The matters were adjourned to
January 23 and 24, 2006.
Burrows, who was remanded in
custody to Fox Hill Prison, has an
additional 40 charges pending.
He expected to be arraigned on
another 17 charges on Thursdc.y.
e Nassau resident Leroy John-
son, 24, was sentenced to three
months in prison after pleading
guilty to firearm and ammunition
possession charges in the Magis-
trate's Court at Bimini.
Mr Johnson was found in pos-
session of a .38 revolver with three
live rounds of ammunition at Sand
Bar Night Club in North Bimini
on September 10.
During his arraignment Tuesday
before Administrator Brenda
Bullard, he pleaded guilty with an
explanation.
He told the Court that he had
just found the gun on the property
opposite the Sand Bar and police
arrested him just as he entered the
bar.
Ms Bullard, who found his story
incredible, sentenced him to the
jail time.
Hartman Ramsey of Kemp
Road was charged in the Magis-
trate's Court at Bimini with stealing
1,000 pounds of crawfish from a
fishing vessel.
It is alleged that sometime
between 11pm on September 8 and
9.20am on September 9, Ramsey
stole the crawfish from the fishing
vessel, 'Waterloo', while it was
docked in Bimini Harbour.
He pleaded guilty to the charge
and was sentenced to either a
$1,000 fine or six months in prison.
A relative paid the fine and he
was released.


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* SANDRA Eneas, Kerzner International's senior director of public relations and executive producer of the Kerzner Today
show, at centre, receives the award from Celi Moss, director of the Bahamas Film Festival.



Kerzner picks up award



for best television show


KERZNER International's popular
television show Kerzner Today has been
selected for the 'Best TV Show' award by
the 2nd Annual Bahamas Film Festival
(BFF).
Kerzner Today competed against local-
ly produced television shows such as
Bahamas at Sunrise, Guess Who's Cook-
ing and Weekend Moves.
The 15 minute segment, produced by
Kerzner International's public relations
department, features the latest news and
events from and about the people at
Kerzner International properties -
Atlantis, Harborside Resort at Atlantis
and the One&Only Ocean Club on Par-
adise Island.
The show airs on ZNS Channel 11 the


last Tuesday of each month at 8pm and is
broadcast on repeated intervals on Cable
Bahamas Channel 12.
Sandra Eneas, Kerzner International's
senior director of public relations and
executive producer of Kerzner Today
Show, said: "It's with tremendous pride
that we accept this award. Kerzner Today
has been totally a team effort; one that
has challenged the public relation team's
creative abilities and imagination.
"Two years ago we were asked to
expand our PR effort within the com-
munity to stretch beyond press releases
and media events."
"A news magazine TV show was pro-
posed by Ed Fields, vice president public
affairs and Retail Services and given to


PR to develop and implement."
Ene.as continued, "Moving forward,
we expect to further develop the show
and hopefully increase its viability and
exposure.
"Besides airing on both ZNS televi-
sion and Cable, we have expanded it's
exposure to include all of our Kerzner
offices world-wide via an FTP site (video
streaming on the Internet).
"Each year we have been able to add
additional reporters from other depart-
ments including water features and our
communications department.
Celi Moss, director of the BFF, said
the festival now gives Bahamian film
makers an opportunity to showcase and
display their talents.


Rising oil prices threaten



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WITH all the hoopla surrounding the Bahamas' recent sign-
ing on to the framework of PetroCaribe, I have'decided to add
my five cents worth to the debate.
According to Trade and Industry Minister Leslie Miller, the
PetroCaribe agreement pledges the direct import of cheap Oil
from Venezuela, thereby lessening the gas prices Bahamiin
drivers now face.
The PetroCaribe Agreement, between 15 countries, will sup-
posedly foster government-to-government oil trade that elimi-
nates the "middle man" (Shell, Texaco, Esso) and proposes
minute interest rates.
At no time subsequent to my birth 21 years ago have gas
prices skyrocketed to the existing fiendish extremes. Of course,
gas prices were exorbitant during the rough and tumble 1970s,
but with the price of oil now approaching $70 per barrel, I have
taken a controversial position against the norm-and decided to
endorse Mr Miller's initiative to supply cheaper petroleum to
Bahamians through the PetroCaribe Agreement.
With gas prices now $4.02 per gallon, countless Bahamians are
breaking their piggy banks to pay surging gas charges, electric-
ity and water bills and now household items.
A recent Tribune article said a barrel of oil could exceed $80
promptly and local prices could easily surpass $4.71. This would
be cataclysmic!
What is more disheartening is that Family Islanders must
endure bankrupting gas prices from $4.25-4.50 on Grand
Bahama and other islands to as much as $6.50 on Moores Island,
Abaco.
Consumers have felt the pinch of soaring fuel costs elsewhere
in addition to the gas pumps as there have been increases in
plane tickets, fish and lobster costs and hikes in the prices of
foodstuffs and Mr Miller warns that it's only getting worse.
Many people are perhaps asking: How will the PetroCaribe
Agreement evolve and be executed?
According to Mr Miller, PetroCaribe is primarily an amend-
ment of the Caracas Energy Accords that were also signed
between the Bahamas and Venezuela.
Amid all the punditry, it should be revealed that the Caracas
Energy Accords already permit the trade of refined fuel that is
presently sold at gas stations and refined from its crude state at
oil refineries in Curacao.
PetroCaribe is essentially intended to supply direct shipments
of fuel, which currently comes from Venezuelan refineries, at
more economical rates to Caribbean countries.
With the proposed agreement set to reduce fuel costs by 65-
80 cents on the gallon and an additional 30 cents because Petro-
Caribe calls for direct shipments, why not PetroCaribe?
Moreover, a draft copy of the PetroCaribe agreement states
that the Bahamas will be afforded a two-year grace period for
long-term financing instead of the previous one-year period
and an extension on the short-term financing from 30 to 90
days.
The deal also allows the Bahamas to develop fuel efficiency
programmes and systems through an exchange of technologies,
establish a National Energy Corporation with Venezuelan assis-
tance and permit BEC to save $10-15 million annually and
thereby decrease the current surcharge.
To be absolutely fair, Mr Miller should respond to speculation
among local and international analysts that the PetroCaribe
deal has and will commit the Bahamas to Venezuelan President
Hugo Chavez's proposal of a regional alternative the Bolivarian
Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) to the US-led Free
Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA).
While Minister Miller has signed the framework for Petro-
Caribe, Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell's signature would
formally bring the agreement into effect.
I advocate that Mr.Mitchell sign the agreement immediately
- not only as it pertains to BEC but to advance fuel cost reduc-
tion throughout the industry and thereby answer the pleas of
the masses for fuel decreases!
ADRIAN GIBSON
ajbahama@hotmaii.com




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A STRATEGY FOR


WINNING


THE WAR ON CRIME


Campaigner for fathers'



rights calls for plan to



tackle teenage pregnancy


* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
LOCAL activist Clever Duncombe has
called for a national social plan to address
the issue of teenage pregnancy and sexu-
al activity.
Mr Duncombe is the founder of
Bahamian Fathers For Children Every-
where and an advocate for children's
rights.
He told The Tribune that he is alarmed
by statistics which indicate that between
- the-years-1999.and-2000, there were 5,884
'live births to teens between the ages of 15
and 19.
Mr Duncombe said he is also concerned
about the number of young people who
are engaging in sexual activity, noting that
children as young as 10 are having sex.
He said that children of such a young
age cannot possibly give consent.
Presently, a 16-year-old girl can legally
agree to sex, but according to Mr Dun-
combe, legal action is rarely taken against
persons who are having sex with persons
below that age.
"Where are the perpetrators?" he
asked, adding that the 5,884 figure "is
only the number of live births, not mis-
carriages or stillbirths."
Mr Duncombe said he feels the prob-
lem is that the law on consent is "gray",
especially in cases involving two minors
who engage in sex, or in cases where an
adult genuinely believes that their partner
is older.
"We have a serious social issue now
and we need to look at implementing a
national social development plan.
"We have an economic plan for the
country, but we do not have a social eco-
nomic plan," he said.
Yesterday, the permanent secretary in
the Ministry of Social Services, Barbara
Burrows, explained that her ministry does
not conduct investigations into molesta-
tion.or unlawful sex allegations.
She explained that the ministry is oblig-


N CLEVER Duncombe


ated to report any indication of sexual
molestation to the police, who then con-
duct investigations to determine if and
what charges need to be filed.
Once that is determined, she said, police
report to the ministry, which in turn takes
whatever action is deemed necessary.
Yesterday, Assistant Commissioner
of Police Reginald Ferguson said that
each situation has to be handled indi-
vidually.
He said that in determining if charges


will be filed in cases involving two minors,
the police seek the advice of the attor-
ney general's office.
In the case of adults who are charged
with having sex with a minor, police have
the right to present their evidence direct-
ly to the judge handling the case for con-
sideration. I
He said that if the accused genuinely
believed that the person they had sex with
was above the age of the consent, they
are entitled to use this as a defence.


Plans made for



2010 census



of CARICOM


* By KARAN MINNIS
CARICOM officials have
begun a two-day workshop to
plan the upcoming 2010 census.
Speaking at the opening cer-
emony of the Caricom Popula-
tion and Housing Census Sym-
posium workshop, Caricom rep-
resentative Sylvan Roberts
called it "a historic meeting."
"It marks the official start of
our efforts in the Caribbean
region to commence planning
for the 2010 round of popula-
tion and housing censuses," he
said. "But it is even more his-
toric than this, since it also
marks the first time that we are
initiating planning for this mas-
sive exercise so early."
He admitted: "Very often in
the past, late starts in the plan-
ning process have had serious
negative effects on the outputs
of the census."
According to Mr Roberts,
because planning was "initiat-
ed quite late" during the recent
round of censuses in the region,
officials are "now lumbered
with the final analysis and dis-
semination of the results at the
same time that we have to plan
for 2010".
"I cannot overemphasise the
benefits that can be derived
from a population and housing
census," he said.
"A census provides a gold
mine of data and information
that can never be over-exhaust-
ed. In addition, the census pro-
vides data at the micro level and
. in our region, may be the only
source of such data."
Mr Roberts also explained
that census data can be useful in
many other areas.
"Businesses, for example, can
use census data to augment


their investment and therefore
enhance their profits," he said.
"During this very month
many governments are meeting
at the UN headquarters in New
York to evaluate their progress
towards the MDGs. Past cern-
sus data will greatly enhance
this evaluation."
The UN set eight millennium
development goals, or MGDs,
which member countries are
aiming to achieve by 2015.

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Mr Roberts said that during
the workshop they will discuss
past censuses to learn from
"past mistakes and adopt and
strengthen the best practices".
Also speaking at the opening
ceremony was Michael Halki-
tis, parliamentary secretary in
the Ministry of Finance.
Mr Halkitis said conducting
of a census "is a most impor-
tant but also a very costly under-
taking."
"For this reason it is crucial
that preparations are made, well
in advance, to ensure its suc-
* cess," he said.
"One challenge for census-
takers is to address the criticism
that the census exercise is
undertaken at great cost but the
data is not available on a timely
basis in the case of our region,
data may not be available up to
four years after the fieldwork."


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W H A T S
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OUTTH ER E @ TR IBUN EM EDIA.N ET


Em N PARTIES, NIGIITCLUBS km
a RESTAURANTS f

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

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

Smirnoff Party Experience every Friday
at Dicky Mo's. Pure party pleasure
Bahamas style.

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 run Set 7 at the
Sports Bar every Wednesday 5pm-8pm. DundasCentre for the Performing
Free appetizers and numerous drink spe- Dundas Centre for the.Perfor g
cials. Arts.
cials. The revue makes sport of churches and
The Pit @ Bahama Boom, every religion, the work ethic of many Bahamians,
The Pit @ Bahama Boom, every Thursday. politics, and the many little hiccups of
Doors open at 9pm, showtime 11.30pm. Bahamian society. But according to Mr
Cover charge $15. $10 with flyer. Catalyn, who writes the skits, it's all done

Fantasy Fridays @ Fluid Lounge, featur- in fun" and "good faith".pm
ing late '80s music in the VIP Lounge, Top Tickets for the event, to be held 8:30 pm
ing late '80s music n the VIP Lounge, Top nightly, are available at the Box Office at the
of the charts in the Main Lounge, neon ..g...
lights and Go Go dancers. Admission:
Ladies free before 11pm, $15 after; Guys special guests on Thursday from 9pm mid-
$20 all night. night.

Dicky Mo's @ Cable Beach. Happy Hour The,Graham Holden Deal @ The Green
every Friday 3 for $10 mixed drinks and Parrot....David Graham, Steve Holden, Tim
$1 shots. Bahamian Night (Free admission) Deal and Friends perform Sunday, 7pm -
every Saturday with live music from 8 pm 10pm @ Hurricane Hole on Paradise
to midnight. Karaoke Sundays from 8pm to Island.
midnight, $1 shots and dinner specials all
night long. Jay Mitchell and Hot KC @ Palm Court
Lounge, British Colonial Hilton, Wednes-
Twisted Boodah Lounge @ Cafe Segafredo, day-Thursday 8pm-12am.
Charlotte St kicks off Fridays at 6pm with
deep house to hard house music, featur- Sunday Night Interlude @ Briteley's
ing CraigBOO, Unkle Funky and Swor- Restaurant & Lounge, Eneas St off Poin-
l'wide on the decks. ciana Drive. Featuring Frankie Victory at
the key board in the After Dark Room
Chill Out Sundays @ Coco Loco's, Sandy- every Sunday, 8.30pm to midnight. Fine
port, from 4pm-until, playing deep, funky food and drinks.
chill moods with world beats.
Paul Hanna, Tabatha and Gernie, and the
Sweet Sunday Chill Out Soiree Lounge, Caribbean Express perform at Traveller's
every Sunday, 4pm-midnight @ Patio Rest, West Bay St, every Sunday, 6.30pm-
Grille, British Colonial Hotel. 9.30pm.


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

TooLooSe @ Indigo Restaurant on West
Bay St and Skyline Drive. Singer/song-
writer Steven Holden performs solo with


THE ARTS


The National Collection @ the National
Art Gallery of the Bahamas, an exhibition
that takes the viewer on a journey through
the history of fine art in the Bahamas. It
features signature pieces from the nation-


Ih lmIlnleen


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 Represen-
tative at 302-4732 for more information
and learn to save a life today.

REACH Resources & 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.

CIVIC CLUBS .

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 @ Super-
Clubs 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,
al collection, including recent acquisitions IBM Office, 4th floor meeting room.
by Blue Curry, Antonius Roberts and
Dionne Benjamin-Smith. Call 328-5800 to The Nassau, Bahamas Pan-Hellenic Coun-
book tours. This exhibition closes February cil (NPHC) meets every third Monday of
28, 2006. the month in the Board Room of the
British Colonial Hilton Hotel, Bay St.
** ilII HEALTH
Nassau Council 10415 Knights of Columbus
The Cancer Society of the Bahamas meets meets the second and fourth Wednesday of
at 5.30pm on the second Tuesday of each the month, 8pm @ St Augustine's Mones-
month at their Headquarters at East Ter- tary.
race, Centreville. Call 323-4482 for more
info. Nassau Bahamas Koinonia meets every
second Friday of each month, 7.30pm at
Diabetes Directions a FREE diabetic sup- Emmaus Centre at St Augustine's Mones-
port group meets the first Monday of each tary. For more info call 325-1947 after 4pm.
month at 6.30pm at New Providence Com-
munity Centre, Blake Road. Dinner is pro- International Association of Administrative
vided and free blood sugar, blood pressure Professionals, Bahamas Chapter meets the
and cholesterol testing is available. For third Thursday of every month @ Super-
more info call 702-4646 or 327-2878 clubs Breezes, Cable Beach, 6pm.

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Bahamas meets AMISTAD, a Spanish club meets the third
the third Monday every month, 6pm @ Friday of the month at COB's Tourism
Doctors Hospital conference room. Training Centre at 7pm in Room 144 dur-


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

Doctors Hospital, the official training cen-
tre of the American Heart Association


ing the academic year. The group promotes
the Spanish language and culture in the
community.


Send all your civic and social events to The
Tribune via fax: 328-2398 or e-mail:
outthere@tribunemedia.net


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Hip hop convention brings




big names to Grand Bahama


ACTOR and singer Jamie
Foxx will headline a high profile
delegation of hip-hop artists and
industry executives in Freeport
this month for the eighth annu-
al Power Summit.
The summit is an influential
hip-hop convention that brings
together industry stars ranging
from DJs to recording titans
and major brands.


RPM Marketing and Promo-
tions announced today that
Academy Award winning actor
and singer Jamie Foxx and
Grammy winner Kanye West,
along with Busta Rhymes,
Common, Shaggy, Pussycat
Dolls, De La Soul, Q Tip, Black
Sheep, Young Jeezy, Lil' Flip,
Sean Paul, Jazze Pha are slated
to showcase at the summit.


0 KANYE West


which will be held from Sep-
tember 28 to October 1.
Foxx will headline the "J
Records Extravaganza" concert
before an audience of DJs,
executives, fellow recording
artists, business leaders and cul-
ture mavens.
Kanye West will host a lis-
tening session, where he will
launch his new record label
"Good Music".
The summit will also honour
Russell Simmons with the life-
time achievement award, which
will be presented by Jay-Z at
the annual Power Summit
Awards dinner.
Simmons, chairman and CEO
of Rush Communications, has
been instrumental in bringing
hip-hop to every facet of busi-
ness and media since its incep-
tion in the late 1970s.
He co-founded the successful
original Def Jam Recordings as
well as the Phat Farm, Baby
Phat, Run Athletics, and Def
Jam University clothing lines.
RPM founder Rene McLean
said: "This is turning out to be
the most powerful Power Sum-
mit yet, with the biggest line-
up of today's most influential
and talented performers ever.
"The Power Summit is the
perfect place for artists like
Jamie Foxx, Sean Paul and Bus-
ta Rhymes to premiere their
new material to the DJ com-
munity and it is the perfect
entertainment branding envi-
ronment," said McLean. "We
are thrilled to showcase artists
of such a high calibre."
The summit will take place
at the Our Lucaya Resort and
according to organisers, pro-


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* KIRA Horten of Carter Marketing and Perry, head of security at the Town Centre Mall,
drawing the winner's name


d Grandmother wins


trip to Disneyworld


ISADORA Bastian was the
lucky winner of Town Centre
Mall's Night of Joy promotion.
'While purchasing school
shoes for her grandchildren,
Mrs Bastian filled out an entry
arid thought nothing of it, until
she received a telephone call


informing her of.her good luck.
"I was really surprised,
because I've never won any-
thing before," Mrs Bastian
said.
The Night of Joy prize was a
trip for two to Disneyworld in
Orlando, Florida that included


airfare, hotel accommodations,
a car rental with insurance and
passes to Disney's Night of Joy
celebrations.
The promotion was to
reward Town Centre Mall cus-
tomers for their purchases. All
stores participated.


* NIGHT of Joy winner Isadora Bastian and Kira Horten of Carter Marketing


N JAMIE Foxx


vides a rare and intimate oppor-
tunity to reach the most influ-
ential DJs, artists, trendsetters,
tastemakers and brands.
"J Records has been a huge
supporter and fan of this event
every year since its inception.
We have used The Power Sum-
mit as a platform to showcase
artists like Wyclef, Alicia Keys,
Busta Rhymes, Swizz Beats and
more.
"This year will be no different
as J Records is proud to bring
this years Grand Finale, The J
Records Extravaganza, featur-
ing Jamie Foxx and a host of J
Records stars," stated Stephanie
Lopez, senior national director
of J Records.


* SHAGGY


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2005, PAGE 9


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Indian diplomat makes a


visit to Ministry of Health


HER Excellency Shashi
Uban Tripathi, Permanent Sec-
retary in the Ministry of Exter-
nal Affairs of India paid a cour-


tesy call on Senator Dr Marcus
Bethell, Minister of Health and
Environmental Services, on
Wednesday, September 7 at the


Ministry of Health and Envi-
ronmental Services.
(Photo: BIS/Raymond A
Bethel)


New car donated to police


* CONSTABLE Tameko Rolle, POA director and security committee member Carleton
Williams, POA security chief Vincent Charlton, POA general manager Mary Braithwaite,
POA director and security committee, K-9 division chairman Larry Feingold, POA chairman
Manuel Cutillas, Acting Commissioner John Rolle, Superintendent Larry Ferguson, Staff
Officer Stephen Adderley, Sergeant Kent McIntosh and Woman Corporal Natalie Cash
(Photo: Tim Aylen/DP&A)


THE newest addition to the
fight against crime is a 2005
Nissan X-Trail.
The vehicle was donated to
the Royal Bahamas Police
Force Western District by the
Lyford Cay Property Owners


Association (POA) on Tuesday.
It replaces a vehicle that
police say had "run its course,"
with long distance patrols over
many years between the.
Cable Beach police station
and areas to the south and


west, including Lyford Cay.
With the largest of all New
Providence territories to mon-
itor, Cable Beach police were
grateful for the SUV they say
will help a great deal in the
fight against crime.


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trade opportunities
So believes Gershan Major,
the newly-appointed chairman
of the Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce Globalisation and
Foreign Relations Committee.
Exploiting this reservoir, Mr
Major' said, could propel the
Bahamian economy to a new
level.
Mr Major, who is also a
director of the Chamber, said
the first step in opening eyes
and doors to the possibilities
that lie outside national bor-
ders is to increase the educa-
tion and participation of the
private sector in matters related
to trade and its impact on the
economy.
Focus will be placed on all
relevant trade agreement dis-
cussions and the impact they
will have on all facets of the
Bahamian industry through var-
ious educational fora and
improved public relations, he
said.

Diplomacy

The committee will also'
direct its focus on increased
awareness and participation in
the private sector by utilising
the country's diplomatic rela-
tions with the Caribbean and
Latin American communities.
This, Mr Major feels, will
improve trade and commerce
as well as foster a better under-
standing of the benefits of
regional trade relations.
The committee plans to work
more closely with government,
a move Mr Major said will help
ensure that private sector con-
cerns are heard and incorporat-
ed into trade talks. Discussions,
he said, have already begun
with some government sectors.
"We have already met with
the key individuals of the Min-
istry of Foreign Affairs, Min-
istry of Financial Services and
Investments and we intend to
do the same at the Ministry of
Trade and Industry sometime
soon," Mr Major said.
"Our committee will have
monthly meetings with relevant
government ministries to ensure
that we adequately and effec-
tively address all concerns
requiring the joint involvement
of both the public and private
sectors."
Two committee members will
be assigned to act as liaisons
with the government.


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Decision on PetroCaribe accord




is expected within a week


FROM page one
over'28 years experience in the
oil industry, there is nothing
negative in the agreement for
the Bahamas.
"The committee was man-
dated to find ways to reduce
the costs of energy in the
country. We have made three
presentations on our findings


Salvation Army
allegedly 'failed

to: provide
basic needs'

FROM page one

an's plight said she had wit-
nessed the incident first-hand.
She described it as "terrible
and most shocking."
"When she (the pregnant
woman) first came to the shel-
ter last Friday, she was told
that ihey did not have a free
bed fprher. But the shelter
has.4 beds and at that time
13 of them were free. The sign
there says "for mothers and
children" and yet they told her
that they were unable to take
her in.
"And even though they
eventually let her stay, they
kept asking her why she would
want to stay at such a dirty
and smelly place if the Sal-
vation Army is maintaining
the shelter, then why is it
smelly is the question I
asked," the woman said.
The source said that
although the woman is diabet-
ic, the shelter only gave her
peanut butter sandwiches to
eat. '
"She has diabetes, she is not
supposed to eat that kind of
food. They couldn't even boil
something for her," she said.
The woman also claimed the
shelter made no effort to assist
in arranging other accommo-
dation for the mother-to-be.
',"They could have perhaps
sent her some place else
wh .e she could receive help.
They wouldn't even let her
use the shelter's phone, telling
her. it is not a public phone.
,','Sp she had to walk all the
way to Social Services to find
a phone. She walked barefoot
and.in the heat of the day,"
she said.
J.ajor Ferguson told The
Tribune that normally the Sal-
vation Army does not take
women who are in the final
stages of pregnancy, but they
still assisted in any way possi-
ble.
,'There is always the risk'of
them going into labour and we
are not equipped for that. But
we .would never just send
someone away, we would
either take them to the wom-
en's crisis centre or to social
services.
"We have very strict guide-
lines on who to take in. These
regulations are imposed by the
Ministry (of Social Services),
Iut:we still do not just turn
people away," he said.
Major Ferguson said he
woplld do his best to investi-
gate the matter.



Two dead

after

traffic


accident

.FROM page one

il'den Forest, and her passen-
gers, 13-year-old Rikia Rolle,
and four-year-old Rya Rolle,
-vwre released from hospital
'Wednesday night.
-"Mr Rahming said that Mrs
Rolle was travelling on East
Stinrise Highway in the north
eastbound lane while Dorsett
was travelling west along the
Highway.
Both vehicles were exten-


sively damaged. Investigations
are continuing.


to the government, especially
on the PetroCaribe accord.
"First we made a presenta-
tion to Minister of Finance
James Smith and some senior
members of his staff. A sec-
ond presentation was made to
the prime minister himself.
"And the following day we
made a presentation to the
Cabinet on the benefits of
PetroCaribe and other things
we were pursuing in terms of
lowering the costs of ,energy
in the Bahamas," he said.
Mr Coleby said that, as in
previous cases with .other
Caribbean countries that have
signed, it would be up to For-
eign Affairs Minister Fred
Mitchell and the Foreign
Affairs Minister of Venezuela
to sign the accord.
However, Mr Coleby said
the prime minister could des-
ignate any minister to do the
actual signing.
"The matter now rests with
the Cabinet. What we are rec-
ommending is the formation


of the National Energy
Agency, instead of a National
Energy Corporation, so that
we could get the ball rolling
as soon as possible," he said.
Mr Coleby explained that
the agency would include a
core of about six professionals
who would act as agents to
interact with their Venezue-
lan counterparts.
However, with a corpora-
tion, which would require an
act of parliament, there would
be too many redundant posi-
tions created.
"The agency could be
formed tomorrow under the
Companies Act. This is all
done in a form of speeding up
the process of possibly sign-
ing, because I think that the
Cabinet has significant infor-
mation to respond in the next
week on the matter."
However, critics say the deal
could damage vital interna-
tional relationships and that
the Bahamas could find itself
contractually entrapped by


Venezuela, the PetroCaribe
host country.
These sentiments, Mr Cole-
by said, are unfounded, ridicu-
lous, and spread only by those
"wishing to cause mischief".
"I don't know why people
are concerned what the US
will do if the Bahamas gets
into business with Venezuela.
President Bush is up to his
back pockets in alligators. The
Iraq war is out of control. In
Iran they are building a
nuclear bomb and threaten-
ing to use it, and the Chinese
military minister has threat-
ened to nuke the US if they
intend to mess with them in
any way.
"The terrorists are blowing
up subways in London, and
the entire US Gulf Coast is
wrecked from Katrina. So the
point I'm trying to make is,
do you think Bush is con-
cerned if Perry Christie is buy-
ing a couple of barrels of fuel
to help out the Bahamas?
People need to stop this


Couple file




criminal suit




against AG


FROM page one
In the letter, the parents also complained
about the constant increase in school fees
when the Baptist Convention, the school
authority, received almost a million dollars
annually in government grant.
Although confidential, the letter got into
the hands of the Rev Dr William Thomp-
son, president of the Bahamas Baptist Mis-
sionary and Educational Convention.
Mr Cash claims he was forced to resign
after threats to terminate his services if
he did not apologise to the Bahamas Asso-
ciation of Independent Secondary Schools
over remarks made about scoring meth-
ods at the association's track and field
championship.
Since then, the couple claim to have
been repeatedly blocked in their efforts
to get justice through the courts with two
civil actions.
These name nine defendants, including
the Bahamas National Baptist Missionary
and Educational Convention, the Baptist
Education Authority, Jordan Prince
William Baptist High School, Dr William
Thompson and the Ministry of Education.
When Mr Cash first resigned, several
parents at Jordan Prince William claimed
they were being victimised.
Mrs Cash urged Prime Minister Perry
Christie to intervene and also held a meet-
ing with Deputy Prime Minister Cynthia
Pratt.
Parents said the victimisation reached a
peak when authorities told them they had
to remove their children from the school.


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They said the school's action was
sparked by the parents' attempt to find
out how much the institution received in
government grants.
Yesterday, Mr Cash told The Tribune:
"As citizens of this country, you think that
if someone wrongs you, you can turn to
the system for protection but then you
find out that that's not the case.
"It has been very challenging for me as a
man. In order to take care of my
family, I've had to put a number of things
aside."
He said the roof of his home is severely
damaged and would probably lift off in a
hurricane.
But he can't afford to repair it.
Wife Tanya, visibly upset, said: "Do you
know what it is to drive a car that leaks?"
She added: "The children keep asking:
'Why are they doing this to us?'"
The latest Cash court action alleges that
the Attorney General's Office and
Supreme Court Registry have concealed
documents and falsified accounts, including
the backdating of court files.
Minister Sears, who was in a meeting
when contacted by The Tribune, said he
was unaware of the particulars of the law
suit. He said he would request a briefing
on the matter.
Messages were left at his church for Dr
William Thompson, the president of the
National Baptist Convention, under which
the Baptist Education Authority operates,
and at the office of the convention. How-
ever, no calls were returned as of press
time.


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Earlier this week, the US
Embassy's chief political offi-
cer, Michael Taylor, said that
the US has "no position" on


the Bahamas signing the
accord, and stated that
the oil deal would be a
matter for Bahamians to
decide.


Sixteen-year-old

boy is stabbed
FROM page one
Streets was robbed of a small quantity of cash on Wednesday
morning.
Police said three men entered the establishment at around 11am
posing as customers.
The men requested drinks and one of them reportedly pulled out
a handgun. An employee was held at gunpoint and a small quantity
of cash was taken. The men then fled the scene.
An Eneas Street convenience store was robbed of a large sum of
cash late Wednesday night.
Mr Evans said four men entered Mike's Convenience Store and
demanded cash.
Three of them reportedly held bottles and the other held a piece
of wood. The men fled the scene in a Toyota. Investigations are con-
tinuing.



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of Constitution Drive,
Chippingham will be
held on Saturday 1:00
pm at The Chapel of
Memories Independence Drive. Rev
Mathias Munroe assisted by Rev James
SSmith Butler will officiate and interment
will follow in the Southern Cemetery,
Cowpen and Spikenard Roads.

Cherished memories are held by his
mother, Violet Whymns; father, Danny
Duvalier Sr; grandparents, George and
Bernadette Whymns and Maryann
Duvalier; one sister, Shatara Pierre; two
brothers, Deangelo and Deon; eight aunts,
Melony, Jazelle Duvalier, Audrey, Ruth ,
Bridgette and Britanny Whymns, Natasha
and Agaitha; six uncles, Marco Smith,
Kevin and Charles Whymns, George Jr,
Patrick and Edgar; other relatives
including, Natasha Johnson, Merna
Augusta, Melverne Cooper, Dwayne of
Cat Island, Sharon, Beverly, Franancha,
Yasmine, Angie Joseph and the entire
community of Constitution Drive.

Relatives and friends may view the
remains at The Chapel of Memories
Independence Drive on Friday 2:00 to
6:00 pm on Saturday from 11:00 to service
time.


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Rebuilding a community


Yesterday The
Tribune published a
feature article on
the Kemp Road
Urban Renewal
Project, with pic-
tures of a walkabout
being made by
police and others
involved in the pro-
ject.
It told of how offi-
cers are acting as the
guardians for chil-
dren in the neigh-
bourhood, as part of
an attempt to turn
the community
around. As well as
making the young-
sters clean up their
graffiti, they are also
helping to form a
youth band and
holding art classes.
Today we present
more pictures by
Tribune staff pho-
tographer Mario
Duncanson. 7 :









FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2005


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Miami Herald Business, Stocks, Analysis, Wall Street


Kerzner to


Hurricane



Hole Marina


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
KERZNER International
yesterday confirmed it will
"redevelop" its newly-acquired
Hurricane Hole Marina through
adding timeshare units, plus
retail outlets and restaurants.
Hidden in a filing with the
Securities and Exchange Com-
mission (SEC), the Atlantis and
One & Only Ocean Club owner
outlined developments that
most had eventually expected
in regard to Hurricane Hole
Marina, Kerzner International
saying that it had paid $1 mil-
lion and $22.7 million, in July
and August 2005 respectively,
to complete the acquisition.
Hinting that Hurricane Hole
was likely to become an exten-
sion of Marina Village, Kerzner
International said: "In the
future, we anticipate redevel-
oping the Hurricane Hole mari-
na, developing additional
retail/restaurants and possibly
adding timeshare units."
Meanwhile, Kerzner Internia=
tional said it expected to open
the. main component of its
Phase III expansion the 600-
room all-suite hotel during the
2007 second quarter. Construc-
tion on this property had
already begun.
And the company was also
assessing whether its joint ven-
ture agreement with Turnber-
ry Associates to develop the
500-unit condo hotel, Resi-
dences at Atlantis, could be
classified as a "variable inter-
est entity" under Financial
Accounting Rule 46.
Kerzner International added
that shareholders would benefit
if it couild be classified as such,
explaining: "If the joint venture


is deemed to be a variable inter-
est entity and if we are consid-
ered to be the primary benefi-
ciary, we would consolidate this
entity into our consolidated
financial statements as of
August 23,2005."
That date was when the joint


venture agreement with Turn-
berry Associates, a US real
estate development and prop-
erty management company, was
signed, creating the company,
SEE page 2B


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Engineers Act has still
to be implemented more than
a year after it was passed by
Parliament, The Tribune can
reveal, because the Board that
would certify and regulate the
profession has yet to come into
being.
The issue came to light at
the Bahamas Society of Engi-
neers' (BSE) monthly lun-
cheon, when the organisation's
president, Cyprian Gibson,
explained that although the


Act for the Registration of
Professional Engineers had
been passed, and members of
the Board "identified", the lat-
ter needed to be "implement-
ed".
The Act was supposed to
create a Professional Engi-
neers' Board, which would be
responsible for certifying and
registering professional engi-
neers in the Bahamas, in addi-
tion to regulating the profes-
sion in this nation.
Commenting on the legisla-
tion at the time, Bradley
Roberts, minister of works and


Former IBM building

is possible new home

for Registrar General
N By YOLANDA DELEVEAUX
Senior Business Reporter
THE building that formerly housed IBM
Bahamas, located at the junction of East Bay
Street and the Paradise Island on-bridge, is
among the accommodation being considered for
the re-location of the Registrar General's Depart-
ment, The Tribune can reveal.
Registrar General Shane Miller yesterday
confirmed that the Department's Offices, both
those housed in the Rodney Bain Building and at
the No.50 Shirley Street location, are in the
process of relocating. A moving date and. final
destination have not yet been confirmed, how-
ever.
Mr Miller told The Tribune that the building at
the junction of East Bay Street and the Paradise
Island on-bridge is one of the locations being
considered.
A decision on where the department's final
destination will be is expected to be made by
the Minister of Financial Services and Invest-
ments, Allyson Maynard-Gibson, shortly.
The move is supposed to take place on January
1, 2006, but that element has also been thrown
into question, with Mrs Maynard-Gibson also
SEE page 64B '


public utilities, said: "This will
lead to the ultimate protection
of the health and safety of both
the Bahamian public and our
visitors alike. It means better
engineering services for the
Bahamian public, from a
greater pool of qualified local
professionals."
The Bill went through the
House of Assembly in Sep-
tember 2003, and went for
debate in the Senate in early
2004. Mr Gibson said that
apart from implementing the
SEE page 4B


$1.2bn Cable Beach

project will create

tourism 'plateau'
E By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
NEW Providence's hotel industry will have
reached "a plateau" once the $1.2 billion Cable
Beach redevelopment is completed, a senior
Baha Mar Development Company executive
believes, with the island's room inventory
unlikely to increase much.
Robert Sands,_BahaMar's vice-president
for administration and external relations,'told
the Bahamas Society of Engineers: "I believe
that with the completion of the Cable Beach
development, Nassau will have reached its
plateau in terms of tourism development. I
don't foresee the number of rooms increasing
by much."
While believing that the "opportunities for a
successful tourism industry outside New Prov-
idence are limited", and Baha Mar was not
looking at this, Mr Sands said the Bahamas
still needed to grow as a destination, attracting
new business and not becoming "stagnant".
The Baha Mar executive said the Cable
Beach developers had "acquired some private
land from private owners" which The Tri-
bune understands could come to about 200
acres to give it the option of building a second
SEE page 4B


Mayaguana project to


cover 10,000 acres
* By NEIL HARTNELL Submitted
Tribune Business Editor -A SbUmitted


THE Mayaguana tourism
project, a joint venture
between the Boston-based I-
Group and the Hotel Corpo-
ration of the Bahamas, will cov-
er almost 10,000 acres when it
is completed, with the initial
development phase comprising
5,825 acres.


to Government
back in June

The details were revealed in
a release issued by the ESS
Group, which submitted the
SEE page 3B


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Residences at Atlantis Devel-
opment Ltd. That company will
be used only to develop the 500-
unit condo hotel.
"During the second quarter
of 2005, we commenced pre-
sales, and we expect to com-


mence construction of Resi-
dences at Atlantis in the fourth
quarter of 2005, provided we
secure a sufficient level of pre-
sales to enable the joint venture
to secure non-recourse financ-
ing," Kerzner International said.
"During the first quarter of
2005, we commenced pre-sales
of our ultra-luxury condomini-
um units at Ocean Club Resi-


dences & Marina, which is a 50-
50 joint venture with a local
partner.
"We commenced develop-
ment of Ocean Club Resi-
dences & Marina in the second
half of 2005, with completion
scheduled for the second half
of 2007. This schedule depends
on the receipt of sufficient pre-
sales in order to arrange non-
recourse financing."
Kerzner International added
that it expected to spend
between $25-$30 million on
maintenance capital expendi-
tures during the 2005 second
half, the bulk going on upgrades
at Paradise Island. Among the
projects to be undertaken are
renovations of "certain towers"
at Atlantis, and upgrades to
food and beverage outlets.
"By 2009, we plan to have
renovated, refinished and
updated the interior of each
tower within the property,
including food and beverage


outlets," Kerzner Internation-
al said.
The company expects to incur
maintenance capital expendi-
ture of between $55-$65 million
per year between 2006-2009, an
item that is separate from the
Phase III Budget.
Kerzner International said it
expected its total Phase III
investment to be $730 million, a
budget that excluded the three
One&Only Ocean Club luxury
villas, the Harborside timeshare
project, Residences at Atlantis
and the Ocean Club Residences
& Marina.
Between late 2003 and June
30,2005, Kerzner International
said it had spent $105 million
on the Phase III expansion. It
expected to spend between $95-
$105 million on the project dur-
ing the final six months of 2005,
with Phase III spending set to
reach between $410-$450 mil-
lion and' $70-$100 million in
2006 and 2007 respectively.


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10.00 8.00 Bahamas Property Fund 10.00 10.00 0.00 1.452 0:340 6.9 3.40%
6.90 56.55 Bank of Bahamas 6.88 6.88 0.00 0.561 0.330 12.3 4.80%
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.80 0.80 0.00 0.204 0.010 3.9 1.265%
1.80 1.40 Bahamas Waste 1.40 1.40 0.00 0.120 0.060 11.1 4.29%
1.15 0.87 Fidelity Bank 1.10 1.10 0.00 0.08866 0.030 16.7 2.73%
8.81 6.90 Cable Bahamas 8.81 8.81 0.00 0.618 0,240 14.3 2.72%
.20 1.69 Collna Holdings 1.69 1.69 0.00 0.004 0.000 NM 0.00%
.10 6.76 Commonwealth Bank 9.09 9.09 0.00 0.706 0.410 12.9 4.61%
2.50 0.67 Doctor's Hospital 2.46 2.40 -0.06 6,000 0.429 0.000 5.6 0.00%
4.20 3.85 Famguard 4.12 4.20 0.08 1,000 0.428 0.240 9.8 5.71%
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9.50 6.99 FirstCarlbbean 9.60 9.50 0.00 0.696 0.380 13.7 4.00%
9.21 8.31 Focol 9,21 9.21 0.00 0.675 0.500 13.6 5.43%
1.99 1.27 Freeport Concrete 1.16 1.16 0.00 0.022 0.000 62.3 0.00%
10.20 9.50 ICD Utilities 9.90 9.90 0.00 0.626 0.406 18.8 4.09%
8.50 8.20 J. S. Johnson 8.50 8.50 0.00 0.620 0.660 16.2 6.69%
5.69 4.36 Kerzner International BDRs 6.77 6.76 -0.01 0.122 0.000 47.3 0.00%
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2.2560 2.1491 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.265981l
1.1273 1.0576 Colina Bond Fund 1.127306"*"
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* AS AT AUG. 31, 20051 AS AT JUL 31, 2005
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Kerzner International said in
its SEC filing: "We expect the
approximately 500-unit Resi-
dences at Atlantis and Ocean
Club Residences & Marina to
cost approximately $250 million
and $140 million, respectively.
"In addition, we loaned
$2.3 million to Harborside at
Atlantis during the six months
ended June 30, 2005, in con-
nection with the second phase


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT
COMMERCIAL DIVISION


of the timeshare project. Fur-
ther, we advanced amounts to
certain affiliates in connection
with various projects, including
$3.7 million related to
Ocean Club Residences &
Marina."
During the 2005 first half, the
Atlantis resort generated about
84 per cent of Kerzner Interna-
tional's net income and 79 per
cent of net revenues.


2004/COM/bnk/00064


IN THE MATTER OF MOORE PARK FUNDING LTD.
(In Compulsory Liquidation)
AND IN THE MATTER OF THE
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
Ch. 309 Statute Laws of The Bahamas, 2000 Edition
NOTICE

TAKE NOTICE (pursuant to Section 60, Companies (Winding Up) Rules) all
persons claiming to be creditors of the above named company are required to
submit on or before the 31 st October, 2005 the particulars of their debt or claims
by way of a sworn affidavit, to Mrs. Maria Ferere, the Official Liquidator, c/o
Ernst & Young, One Montague Place, P.O. Box N-3231, Nassau, Bahamas. In
default thereof they may be excluded from the benefit of any distribution made
by the Official Liquidator. Please contact Mrs. Ferere via email or telefax for a
copy of the form of affidavit at the following email/fax addresses:
maria.ferere@bs.ev.com; fax: (242) 502-6090.

Maria Ferere
Official Liquidator


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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2004/COM/bnk/00064
IN THE SUPREME COURT
COMMERCIAL DIVISION
IN THE MATTER OF MPI INTERNATIONAL LTD.
(Formerly,,Vineries Ventures, Inc.)
(In Compulsory Liquidation)
AND IN THE MATTER OF THE
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
Ch. 309 Statute Laws of The Bahamas, 2000 Edition

NOTICE

TAKE NOTICE (pursuant to Section 60, Companies (Winding Up) Rules) all
persons claiming to be creditors of the above named company are required to
submit on or before the 31st October, 2005 the particulars of their debt or claims
by way of a sworn affidavit, to Mrs. Maria Ferere, the Official Liquidator, c/o
Ernst & Young, One Montague Place, P.O. Box N-3231, Nassau, Bahamas. In
default thereof they may be excluded from the benefit of any distribution made
by the Official Liquidator. Please contact Mrs. Ferere via email or telefax for a
copy of the form of affidavit at the following email/fax addresses:
maria.ferere@bs.ev.com; fax: (242) 502-6090.

Maria Ferere
Official Liquidator


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J. S. JOHNSON, the Bahamian insur-
ance agent and broker, has signed an
agreement to represent International
Health Insurance Danmark (IHI) in the
Bahamas and Turks & Caicos.
The move is initially expected to benefit
Bahamians who travel extensively or are
planning to go abroad for medical treat-
ment.
Insurer
IHI is an international health insurer
registered in Copenhagen, Denmark, that
specialises in international medical insur-
ance plans and employee well-being.
J. S. Johnson will first introduce IHI's


FROM page 1B
Environmental Impact Assess-
ment (EIA) for the joint ven-
ture project back in June to the
Bahamas Environment, Sci-
ence and Technology (BEST)
Commission.
- The ESS said the EIA for
the joint venture, which is in
the name of The Mayaguana
Company, had evaluated the
potential environmental, land
use, cultural and socioeconom-
ic impact from the proposed
development.
Encompass
The company added: "The
Mayaguana Project, to be com-
pleted by The Mayaguana
Company (TMC), will ulti-
mately encompass 9,999 acres
on Mayaguana island. TMC is
a joint venture between the I-
Group of Hingham, Massa-
chusetts, and the Government
of the Bahamas through the
Hotel Corporation of the
Bahamas.
"The initial investment com-
ponent and ongoing develop-
ment will encompass 5,825
acres. The initial investment
activities will be focused in the
area of Mayaguana Harbour,
Flamingo Island and the
Mayaguana Airport.
"Utility and roadway infra-
structure facilities will be con-
structed or improved to sup-
port the initial investment com-
ponent.
"In addition, certain areas
within these development com-
ponents will be designated as
nature preserves to promote
eco-tourism and to help main-
tain the ecological balance of
these areas of Mayaguana


Superior and Premier 1 medical plans for
Bahamians who travel abroad or envisage
having medical treatment abroad.
Beneficial
The company thus believes that the IHI
plans will be especially beneficial for
Bahamians and residents, particularly
those were approaching or are in retire-
ment, who found themselves without insur-
ance coverage.
J. S. Johnson added that the IHI plans
were also portable, and would prove attrac-
tive to Bahamians who moved to other
countries.
IHI has been in business for more than


Island."
Although a Heads of Agree-
ment has yet to be signed, the
Government has approved the
project in principle and work
has already begun.
An 11,000 foot airport run-
way is planned on Mayaguana
to support landings by Boeing
737 jets, with this project set to
be completed by December
2005.
Junaid Yasin, the I-Group's
project manager, said the goal
was to have an airport facility
capable of handling direct
flights from New York, Boston
and the entire eastern seaboard
of the .US.
Mr Yasin said the terminal
will be expanded and upgraded
to accommodate commercial
and international traffic to and
from the US. An industrial
park surrounding the airport is
also in the plans, as is a desali-
nation plant.
Addressing the second annu-
al National Tourism Confer-
ence, held at the Westin at Our
Lucaya in Grand Bahama, Mr
Yasin said the developers were
also looking to increase the
population size of Mayaguana
from its current 400 residents to
one that rivals the Turks and
Caicos, or some 20,000 a goal
regarded by many as being
extremely ambitious.
The joint project will involve
the construction of a 25-room
boutique resort, a 300-lot sec-
ond home community, a 60-slip
marina, which is expected to
be completed by 2006, and the
implementation of infrastruc-
ture that will support large
scale development and other
resort and second home com-


munities, including a golf
course, while maintaining the
environmental integrity of the
island.
With no fresh water on the
island, the I-Group is also look-
ing to build a reverse osmosis
plant and a sewerage treatment
plant that will be available to
residents.
Ecologically sensitive areas
will be set aside for preserva-
tion with the creation of parks
and other community-based
initiatives.
According to Mr Yasin, with
no generational property on
the island, there is room for
widespread development by
both the I-Group and other
investors to assist in the devel-
opment of the country's
tourism industry and economy.
The selection of Mayaguana
for the project, Mr Yasin
explained, took place because
investors were looking for a
large, long-term project near
the US.
They also wanted a destina-
tion that had a warm. climate
with beautiful, natural features,
a stable government, a safe and
secure environment where they
could partner with both the
Government and people, and
had the possibility for follow-
up investment vehicles.
Challenges
Identifying some of the chal-
lenges ahead for investors, Mr
Yasin said the island's remote
location and unfamiliarity of
the target market with the loca-
tion were two key problems
that would need to be
addressed.


30 years, providing international health
insurance to people who live and work in
over 190 countries. Its main reinsurer is
General Re, one of the world's leading
reinsurers, and it is regulated in Denmark
and through the European Supervision
Authorities.
Agreement
The agreement with J. S. Johnson &
Company was concluded when IHI offi-
cials, headed by general manager Peter
Jenkins, visited Nassau. Marvin Bethell,
J. S. Johnson's managing director, repre-
sented the company at a meeting at IHI's
Copenhagen headquarters.


He noted that the poor infra-
structure, with no marina, air-
port, poor existing roads and
lack of fresh water, would have
to be overcome.
While the Government is
said to be a partner in the pro-
ject, the I-Group will be
absorbing the equity financing.
They have also committed to
using the maximum amount of
indigenous materials for con-
struction and for landscaping.
The Mayaguana population
is also expected to benefit by
the construction of a laborato-
ry at the school in Abrahams
Bay and upgrades to the exist-
ing clinics.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that YOLANDE SIPHORT, HANNA HILL,
EIGHT MILE ROCK, GRAND BAHAMA, 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 16TH day of
SEPTEMBER, 2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.


CREDIT AGRICOLE SUISSE (BAHAMAS) LIMITED
is presently considering applications for a
SENIOR MARKETING/ RELATIONSHIP MANAGER
REQUIREMENTS:
Must possess, maintain and expand extensive customer base
Excellent knowledge of Private Banking & Trust Services
Ability to fix objectives for oneself and for subordinates
Languages: English, French, Spanish, (Italian a plus)
Presentation and communications skills ability to hold
presentations in public
At least 10 years private banking experience
Proficiency in MS Words Excel, Power Point
Ability to work under pressure
Willing to travel extensively (4 months per year minimum)
Bahamian nationality
Possess a confident and outgoing personality
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE:
Marketing of private banking and portfolio management
services to prospective clients from Africa, Europe and
North America
Acquisition and development of new clients
Advising clients on investment opportunities in financial
instiuments
Applications only should be submitted before October 18th
Human Resources Department
P.O.Box AP 59237
Nassau, The Bahamas


PUBLIC NOTICE

The public is hereby notified that, with effect
from Monday 19th September, 2005 the Central
Bank of The Bahamas will relocate its Freeport
Office from its present location in the Regent
Centre West, Explorer's Way to Office No. 5,
Second Floor, First Commercial Centre
Building, East Mall Drive.
All existing telephone and fax numbers
will remain unchanged. These are as follows:

Telephone: (242) 352-5963


Fax: (242) 352-5397


NOTICE

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture is now registering for the
fifth (5th) Session of the National Youth Leaders Certification Programme,
schedule to commence on Tuesday 27th September, 2005.


The Ministry invites all interested Youth Leaders or Youth Workeris to
pick up application forms from the Ministry's Headquarters on Thompson
Boulevard, Ministry of Education Building, 2nd Floor, West Wing, Monday -
Friday between the hours of 9:00 am 5:00 pm.


For further information please contact Mr. Gregory Butler, Deputy
Director of Youth at telephone numbers 502-0600 5.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER lo, ,_


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$1.2bn Cable Beach project


will create tourism


'plateau'


FROM page one

golf course.
When asked whether there was the
possibility that Baha Mar's Cable
Beach development and Atlantis could
'cannibalise' each other by going after
the same high-end tourism market, Mr
Sands replied: "Atlantis is Orlando,
we will be Las Vegas."
He added: "There is a distinct mar-
keting concept difference. We believe
our plan. includes a combination of
price points", with the different hotels


at Cable Beach targeting different pric-
ing segments of the tourism markets.
Concluding his view on the Atlantis
competition issue, Mr Sands said: "We
think there is enough business for us to
survive and be profitable."
He described Baha Mar's "single
biggest challenge", though, as finding
the full staff complement in the
Bahamas for its resort development
once it was completed.
Mr Sands said: "We're not too con-
cerned about the line staff, but are
more concerned about the leadership
positions. There is no question that


with the demand for specialist labour
we will have to look at the outside for
some assistance. That's the reality, but
we're working very hard to reduce that
dependency."
In its first year following comple-
tion, the Baha Mar development is
expected to provide direct employ-
ment for an extra 4,5000 Bahamians,
with that number increasing
by about 51 per cent in the second
year.
Total employment, both direct and
indirect, is estimated by Baha Mar's
economic impact assessors, Global


Insight, to grow from 7,000 to more
than 10,000 in the resort's first three
years of operation, with the Bahamas'
gross domestic product rising by about
$400 million. Some 4,700 construction
jobs will be created in the
first 12 months of building work.
The $15 million budget for an ini-
tial upgrade at Baha Mar's Cable
Beach resorts, following the purchase,
was "almost completed".
Mr Sands said further work for
Bahamian engineers and contractors
would come when the developer
announced a major improvement"


to both the former Radisson and Wyn-
dham properties.
The Baha Mar executive added that
the re-routing of West Bay Street,
which is to begin in January 2006,
would "by its nature generate tremen-
dous opportunities for a multiplicity
of Bahamians across the engineering
spectrum".
The road re-routing, Mr Sands said,
was "crucial to the success of Baha
Mar", which will be the second largest
resort in the Caribbean and largest pri-
vate tourism investment in Bahamian
history.


FROM page one

expected to give the final word
on the date.
According to Mr Miller, hav-
ing the entire department under
one roof will make it easier for
both employees and clients,
who will no longer have to walk
between the two locations to
conduct business transactions.
In 2002, the Government pur-
chased the old City Market
foodstore building on Market
Street to house the Ministry of
Financial Services and Invest-
ments, the Registrar General
Department and possibly oth-
er government departments.
It was reported that the Gov-
ernment initially envisioned the
building as a two-storey office
complex, but it was later deter-
mined that would be a waste of
space.


Former IBM

building is possible

new home for

Registrar General

The project is believed to
have been returned to engineers
and architects to come up with
the appropriate drawings and
schematics, and to determine
the cost and timeframe to create
a three storey facility instead,
which would be able to house
more government departments.
Apart from previously hous-
ing IBM (Bahamas); the East
Bay Street property under con-
sideration was also home to
Leadenhall Bank & Trust Com-
pany. That institution has since
moved out to Montagu Bay.


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, ANASHTASIA BETHEL,
of, South Beach, RO. Box SB-52688, Nassau, Bahamas,
intend to change my name to ANASTASIA BASTIAN. If
there are any objections to this change of name by Deed
Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief Passport
Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than
thirty (30) day.s.after the date of publication of this notice.




NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that GARY LAZARE, GENERAL DELIVERY,
GARDEN VILLAGE, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA, 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 9TH day of
SEPTEMBER, 2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.



NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that WENY PIERRE, MARSH
HARBOUR, ABACO, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registr: Lion/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 16th day of SEPTEMBER, 2005 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.



NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that KARINE JOSEPH,
CARMICHEAL ROAD, McKINNEY DRIVE, 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
_,ranted, should send a written and signed statement of the
f;cts within twenty-eight days from the 16th day of
. PTEMBER, 2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


Legal Notice
NOTICE

SPAVENTO LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
(a) SPAVENTO LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution
under the provisions of Section 137 (4) of the International Business
Companies Act 2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on September 9th,
2005 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and registered
by the Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Mr A P Ramage of Helvetia
Court, South Explanade, St Peter Port, Guemesy, Channel Islands GY1
4EE.

Dated this 16th day of September, A.D., 2005

MR A P RAMAGE
Liquidator


Engineers

still waiting for

Act to take effect


FROM page one

Board, which should consist
of the Director of Public
Works, two registered engi-
neers appointed by the minis-
ter; and two registered engi-
neers appointed by each of
the BSE and Bahamas Insti-
tute of Professional Engineers
(BIPE), this body needed to
be supported by a full-time
Registrar and administrative
support staff.
Keith Bishop, the BSE's
vice-president and princi-
pal of Islands by Design,
hinted at the confusion this
situation could cause.
He warned that the Min-
istry of Works' list of
approved engineers "could
be challenged" in the
courts, as there was noth-
ing in the Building Code
or law to give it a statutory
basis.
Currently, the only check
in the process came at the
submission stage, as plans
sent to the Ministry of
'Works needed an approved
architect and approved
engineer.
The Engineering Act had
been awaited for about 30
years, and the professions
needed to "have a Board


in place to act on our own
and register members. The
ideal is to be self-regulat-
ing".
Apart from the Act, Mr
Gibson said professions
such as the engineers,
architects and contractors
had to "do our part in lob-
bying" the Government on
issues that affected their
members.
He suggested that Heads
of Agreement signed by
the Government for multi-
million dollar development
projects should specify that
investors use Bahamian
professionals, such as engi-
neers and architects, as
much as possible for their
projects.
"What we're seeing now
is the type of thinking, con-
struction jobs, construction
jobs," Mr Gibson added.
"We have to ensure that
professional first grade
jobs are given the first.
opportunity.
The BSE'presid6t r'said'
one of the body's goals was
to provide certification and
long-term training and pro-
fessional development for
Bahamian engineers, sup-
ported by both the private
and public sectors.


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, SHAWNELL SHANIKA
BECKFORD, of Golden Gates No. 2, of the Western District of
the Island of New Providence one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, intend to change my name to
SHAWNELL SHANIKA NEWRY. If there are any objections to
this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections
to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no
later than thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this notice.


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that We, MELANIE MARAGRET NEWRY
aka MELANIE MARAGRET BECKFORD and DAVID LIVINGSTON
NEWRY, of Golden Gates No. 2, of the Western District of the Island
of New Providence one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, the parents and guardians of, MELSHADDI D'SHAWN
BECKFORD intend to change his name to MELSHADDI D'SHAWN
NEWRY. If there are any objections to this change of name by Deed Poll,
you may write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-
742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after the date of
publication of this notice.


I


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT
Equity Side


2004
CLE/GEN 00993


IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of
land containing Six and-_Nimne.Hmiidre~d and twenty nine
hundredths (6.929) Acres bounded on the NORTH by a Ten
(10) foot wide road reservation and running thereon 263.43
feet on the SOUTH by Crown Land running thereon 114.19
feet on the EAST by a Fish Pond running thereon 211.43 feet
more or less and on the WEST by the Sea running thereon
554.17 feet more or less which said piece parcel or tract of
land is situated on the Island of Cat Island one of the Islands
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

AND

IN THE MATTER OF the Quieting Titles Act, 1959

AND

IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF
THE ESTATE OF EDDISON MILTON SEYMOUR

ORDER

BEFORE the Honourable Justice Jeanie Thompson, Justice of the
Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

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


UPON HEARING William P. Holowesko for the petitioner

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED as follows:-

1. That an advertisement be inserted in The Nassau Guardian
and Tribune newspapers on Three (3) separate occasions at
intervals of Ten (10 days ,tatinf, inter alia, that copies of the
filed plan may be inspected at, : Registry of The Supreme
Court, the Office of the Administration of New Bight Cat
Island and at the office of Holowesko & Company. And
further stating that the time limited for adverse claims shall
be 30 days from the date of the last advertisement.

2. That the Notice shall be directed to any adverse claimants.

3. That a copy of the said Notice be affixed and maintained on
the notice board of the Administrator of New Bight, Cat
Island for a period of Twenty one (21) days prior to one
week for filing of adverse claims.

4. That the petitoner shall be at liberty to file a sworn list of
adjoining owners and occupiers and shall also serve the same
with a copy of the general notice and shall also serve a copy
of the general Notice that may be inspected during normal
office hours at:

a. The Public Board of Works for Cat Island;
b. The Treasurer;
c. The Department of Lands and Surveys;
d. The Attorney General's Office.

5. Adjourned sine die with liberty to restore and reply.

BY ORDER OF THE COURT

This Order was drawn up by Messrs Holowesko & Company,
Attorney for the petitioner.
A. Sept 5, 16, 27


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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16,2005, PAGE 5 B


FAMGUARD


FAMGUARD CORPORATION UMITED
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF
OPERATIONS (Unaudited)
For the six months ended 30 June 2005
(Expressed in Bahamian dollars)


6 months to
30-06-05
$


6 months to
30-06-04
$


FAMGUARD CORPORATION LIMITED
CONSOLIDATED STATiMENT 'OF
CASH FLOWS (UnauditeJd) '
For the -six months ended 30: Jire 2005
(Expressed in Bahamian dollars)

6 monthly to 6 months to
30-06-05 30-06-04


MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN


Interim report
Second quarter ending June 30, 2005


Dear Shareholder,

We are pleased to present our financial report for the six
months ending June 30, 2005. As at June 30, 2005, we
recorded net income of $2.8 million. This represents an
increase of $331 thousand or 13.4% over the
corresponding period in 2004. Earnings per share
increased to 32 cents compared to 29 cents as at June 30,
2004.

These results were driven in large part by strong premium
income and annuity deposit growth for this period. Net
premium income and annuity deposits grew by 13.6% from
$23.8 million as at June 30, 2004 to $27 million as at June
30, 2005. Annuity deposits increased by 104% to $3.6
million over the period reflecting the impact of strong
market liquidity. Ordinary life premium recorded a 15.5%
increase over prior year-to-date, with group life and health
premium income increasing by 14.4% over the same
period. Premium income for the Home Service division
recorded a small reduction of 1.1% through the second
quarter-end due in part to the aftermath of the impact of
Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne at the end of 2004.


The Board of Directors declared a dividend of 6 cents per
share which was paid on August 10, 2005.

Sincerely,




Norbert F. Boissiere
Chairman
August 17,2005








FAMGUARD CORPORATION LIMITED
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET (Unaudited)
at 30 June 2005
(Expressed in Bahamian dollars)


2005


ASSETS
Bank deposits 7,133,234
Government bonds 20,231,400
Financial assets at fair value
through profit or loss 6,151,955
Preferred shares 1,633,334
Policy loans 8,430,341
Mortgage loans, net 49,540,952
Total investment assets 93,121,216

Cash and bank balances 4,433,768
Receivables and other assets 4,879,843
Premiums in arrears 832,566
Fixed assets, net 17,014,312
120,281,705

LIABILITIES
Reserves for future
policyholder benefits 72,655,795
Other policyholder funds 6,585,034
Policy liabilities 79,240,829
Payables and accruals 5,845,013
85,085,842

SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Preference shares 10,000,000
Ordinary shares 1,725,000
Share premium 2,891,694
Revaluation surplus 5,162,798
Retained earnings 15,416,371
35,195,863
120,281,705


31 December
2004
$

8,948,089
18,226,600

5,776,325
1,633,334
8,468,108
46,040,470
89,092,926

2,154,845
2,771,321
1,370,872
16,898,683
112,288,647



67,542,055
6,243,698
73,785,753
4,699,438
78,485,191

10,000,000
1,725,000
2,891,694
5,189,525
13,997,237
33,803,456
112,288,647


Net premium income
and deposits
Investment income
Change in unrealized gain
on financial asssets at
fair value through profit
or loss

Total income

Benefits

Operating expenses
Commissions
Depreciation and
amortisation expense
Bad debt expense
Realized (gain) loss on
financial assets at fair value
through profit or loss

Total benefits
and expenses

Net income
Earnings per share







Net premium income
and deposits
Investment income
Change in unrealized gain
on financial asssets at
fair value through profit
or loss
Total income

Benefits

Operating expenses
Commisssions
Depreciation and
amortisation expense
Bad. debt expense
Realized (gain) loss on
financial assets at fair value
through profit or loss

Total benefits
and expenses

Net income

Earnings per share


26,982,816
3,673,009



600,545

31,256,370

17,118,951

6,353,474
4,621,085

296,599
77,274


(13,420)


28,453,963

2,802,407
0.32



3 months to
30-06-05



13,547,353
1,869,869



278,255

15,695,477

8,485,586

3,298,011
2,557,464

153,280
79,220


(10,010)


14,563,551

1,131,926

0.13


Cash flows from
operating activities
Net income
23,754,788 Adjustments for:
3,511,326 Depreciation and
amortisation
Change in unrealised gain
on financial assets at fair
586,573 value through profit or loss
Realised (gain)/loss on
27,852,687 financial assets at fair value
through profit or loss
14,254,860 Loans written off, net of
recoveries
6,115,361 Change in mortgage
4,360,175 provision
>4,360,175 Reserve for policyholder
benefits
360,379 Interest income .
39,249 Dividend income


2,802,407

296599


(600,545)


(13,42


76,6

5,113,1
(31255,59
(197,24


:2,471,223

.360,379


(586,573)


0) 251,440

5- (25,000)

25 30,804


'40
1)'
9)


Operating profit before
251,440 working capital changes 4,222,566


25,381,464

2,471,223
0.29



3 months to
30-06-04


(Increase) decrease
in operating assets
Receivables and other assets (2,091,483),
Premiums in arrears 538,306

(Decrease) increase
in operating liabilities
Payables and accruals 1,145,575
Other policyholder funds 341,336
Net cash from operating
activities 4,156,3600


5,350,564
( 3,1114,351)
-.. (1i65,401)


.:4,573,085



(2,377,066)
(128,546)



1,408,246
(1,981,933)
' ;-! ^1,493,786


Cash flows
from investing activities":
12,178,218 Policy loans 31,767. (157,197)
1,791,791 Purchase of government .
bonds .(2,004800) (660,400)
Purchase of fixed assets (412, 8)- ,8 (164,234)
Net mortgage loans issued (3,577,107) '(668,696)
357,644 Proceeds from sale of
ordinary shares 238,335 44,220
14,327,653 Proceeds from partial
redemption of preferred


7,420,688

3,037,444
2,509,100


shares
Interest received
Dividends received
Net cash (used in) from
investing activities


188,641
27,050 Cash flows from
27,050 financing activities
Dividends paid -
preference shares
239,740 Dividends paid-ordinary
shares
Net cash used in
13,422,663 financing activities


904,990

0.10


FAMGUARD CORPORATION LIMITED
NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED
INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
30 June 2005

1. Accounting Policies
The interim consolidated financial statements have been
prepared in accordance with International Accounting
Standard 34 Interim Financial Reporting. The accounting
policies used in the preparation of the interim consolidated
financial statements are consistent with those used in the
annual consolidated financial statements for the year ended
31 December 2004.

The unaudited consolidated financial statements include
the accounts of the Company and its wholly owned
subsidiaries, Family Guardian Insurance Company Limited,
FG General Insurance Agency Limited and BahamaHealth
Insurance Brokers and Benefit Consultants Limited.


2. Earnings per share



Weighted average
number of ordinary
shares outstanding
Consolidated net income

Earnings per share


6 months to
10 June 2005
$


8,625,000
2,802,407

0.32


6 months to
30 June 2004
$


8,625,000
2,471,223

0.29


Net increase in cash
and cash equivalents


3,238,552 -
1973249

(2:,282,232)




(375,000)

(1,035,000) '

(1,41o,00o)


464,068


Cash and cash equivalents
at beginning of period 11,102 934


Cash and cash
equivalents
at end of period


11,567,002


28f3,333
3,059,580
165,401

1,902,007




(375,000)


(431,250)

(806,250)


2,589,543

6,520,960


9,110,503


NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATE
INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

3. Commitments
Outstanding commitments to extend credit under mortgage loan
agreements amounted to approximately $4,522,089 at 30 June
2005 (31 December 2004: $2,720,508).

4. Subsequent Event .
As disclosed in the annual consolidated financial statements
for the year ended 31 December 2004, the Company announced
that it had entered into discussions within a view to a strategic
alliance with Sagicor Financial Corporation (Sagicor), a widely
held publicly traded company listed on the exchanges of
Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago. i
The proposed alliance being negotiated .s expected to result
in a 20% equity interest in the Company by'Sagicor. As of the date
of the publication of these financial statements regulatory
approval had not yet been receiVed.


FAMGUARD CORPORATION LIMITED
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF
For the six months ended 30 June 2005
(Amounts expressed in Bahamian dollars)


CHANGES IN


SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY (Unaudited)


Balance as of 1 January 2004
'Transfer from revaluation surplus
'Net income for the period


Share Capital
Preference Shares
$
10,000,000


Dividends declared and paid preference shares
Dividends declared and paid ordinary shares

'Balance as of 30 June 2004
Balance as of 1 January 2005
:Transfer from revaluation surplus
Net income for the period
Dividends declared and paid preference shares
Dividends declared and paid ordinary shares
Balance as of 30 June 2005


10,000,000
10,000,000


10,000,000


Share Capital
Ordinary Shares
$
1,725,000


1,725,000
1,725,000


1,725,000


Share
Premium
$
2,891,694


2,891,694
2,891,694


2,891,694


Revaluation
Surplus
$
5,242,979
(26,727)


5,216,252
5,189,525
(26,727)


5,162,798


Retained
Earnings

12,699,870
26,727
2,471,223
(375.000)"
(431,250)

14,391,570
13,997,237
26,727


Total

32,559,543


2,471,223
(375,000)
(431,250)
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By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

SPRINTER Chandra Stur-
rup and quarter-milers
Tonique Williams-Darling and
Christine Amertil will all close
out their long season on Sat-
urday when they compete in
the Shanghai Golden Grand
Prix.
The two Bahamians will be
among a small list of interna-
tional stars who have flown to
China to compete in the final
meet of the 2005 track and
field season.
The Shanghai Golden
Grand Prix is China's first-
ever International Amateur
Athletic Association's per-
mitted one-day meet. It will
be held at the 45,000-capacity
Shanghai Stadium.

Permission
While the IAAF will be
looking at the organisation of
the meet to see whether or not
it will grant permission for the
event to be held for the next
four years, China is using it as
a springboard for the hosting
of the 2008 Olympic Games
in Beijing.
The Bahamas, Jamaica and
Puerto Rico are the only
Caribbean nations who have
athletes confirmed to compete
in the meet, along with ath-
letes from the United King-
dom, Russia, Poland, Japan,
France and several African
nations.
A total of 14 events will be
contested during the day.
Sturrup, who still holds onto
the world's fastest time of
10.84 seconds which she ran
in Lausanne, will compete in
the 100.
She will run against USA's
world champion Lauryn
Williams, Olympic gold


* CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: Tonique
Williams-Darling, Chandra Sturrup and
Christine Amertil will all be competing in Shanghai.


medalist Yulia Nesterenko of
Belarus, her trainer partner
Me'Lisa Barber from the
United States and former
world champion Zhanna
Block.
Amertil, a finalist in both
the World Championships and
World Final, has opted not to
compete in the 400. Instead,
she will run in the 200 where
she's had some success this
year.
World champion Allyson
Felix from the United States
will put her undefeated sea-
son on the line against Amer-
til, Yuliya Gushchina and
Donni'a Fraser.
And Williams-Darling, the"
Olympic and World champi-
on, will contest the 400. She's
coming off three consecutive
losses to American Sanya


Richards, who moved into the
top spot in the IAAF rank-
ings.
Richards, however, is not
entered in the Shanghai meet.
Instead, Williams-Darling will
have to face Amertil's training
partner Monique Hennegan
and Russia's Svetlana
Pospelova.
While a lot of the interna-
tional athletes have already
shut down their season, the
IAAF has agreed to hand out
special "wildcards" for Chi-
na's top two athletes in each
event to help make up the
field.
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staging the meet, it will
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SJERMAINE 'Choo-Choo' Mackey, with a determined look on his face, stands near the scale with his
Bahamas super middleweight title as he prepares for Saturday night's championship bout with 'Marvelous' Marvin Smith.
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/Tribune staff


* BOXING
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

JUST days before their
rematch for the Bahamas super
middleweight championship,
Jermaine 'Choo-Choo' Mack-
ey said he has one thing on his
mind: "Knock out 'Marvelous'
Marvin Smith."
At a press conference yester-
day at the First Class Promo-
tions' office on Wulff Road,
Mackey showed off his title that
he won over Smith in their first
showdown on May 20.
After Saturday night when
they square off in the rematch
dubbed "Redemption," Mackey
said he intends to leave the
Wyndham Nassau Resort and
Crystal Palace Casino with the
title around his waist.
"I just want to get it over with
and get along with my boxing


career," said Mackey, nine years
younger than Smith. "Marvin,
I just want you to know that
you're on my track and I just
want to knock you off once and
for all."

Height

In their first meeting, Smith
used his height and an effective
jab to control the bout for the
12 rounds. This time, however,
Mackey warned Smith that he
intends to stop him before they
go the distance again.
"I will stop him," Mackey
charged. "Why should I go 12
rounds when I could stop him in :
four? Everybody has been
telling me that I should knock
him out. So Marvin, after four,
you will be gone."
Smith was not in attendance
at the time of Mackey's state-


ment. But the crafty comeback
veteran noted in a previous
interview with The Tribune that
there's no way that he will be
stopped.
Also at the press conference
was Meacher 'Pain' Major, the
Bahamas lightweight champi-
on. However, his opponent
from Jamaica was not present.
Promoter Michelle Minus
said First Class Promotions got
a call from the Jamaican con-
tingent saying that they were
stuck in Montego Bay because
of the inclement weather.
Instead, they will be making
the trek here today.
Major, coming off a loss in
his last international fight, said
he can't wait to get back in the
ring.
"I just want to thank the
almighty for another opportu-
nity to go out there and do my
best," he insisted. "I'm in tip


top shape and I'm ready to go
out there and fight."
Very little is known about his
opponent, but Major said it
doesn't matter.

Opponents
"I'm just looking forward to a
great fight," he stated. "I know
to be the best, I have to fight
the best opponents out there.
So I'm not backing down from
nobody."
Last month, Major traveled
to Mississippi where he and
fought and lost to American
Lamar Peterson. The former
Olympian, who came into the
fight having knocked out his last
seven opponents, had to go the
distance before he came out
with the decision.
"I lost, but I feel confident
having gone the distance with


him," Major reflected. "Even
though I wert out there and
fought an undefeated fighter,
he didn't stop me. I took him
the distance, but I felt if the
fight had gone another round, I
would have beaten him."
As for the main event, Major
said he and Mackey are long-
time training buddies so he's
hoping to get through his
Jamaican opponent as quickly
as he can so he can
watch Mackey go to work on
Smith.
Minus, who along with her
husband, Ray Minus Jr., is pro-
moting the fight, said she's
expecting a tremendous turnout
from the public because the
response they've been getting
is better than the first show.
She said, like the fighters,
they can't wait for Saturday
night to get the show under-
way.


MEACHER 'Pain' Msjor
is confident ahead of his b6u4
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