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Title: The Tribune
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Place of Publication: Nassau Bahamas
Publication Date: September 17, 2005
Copyright Date: 2005
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'Volume: 101 No.244 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2005 PRICE -500

But claim baby

not 'properly

seen' disputed

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE mother of a two year
old has complained of
deplorable service at the Acci-
dent and Emergency section of
the Princess Margaret Hospital
after waiting for hours to be
seen by doctors early yesterday
The mother, who does not
want her named used, said she
is trying to get an explanation
from the hospital as to why her
child, who was suffering from a
high fever, was not "properly
'The mother claims that she
was at the hospital with her
daughter from 3am to shortly
after 8am. When she had not
seen a doctor by 8am she
walked to the back of the emer-
gency section to find a nurse to
take. her daughter's tempera-

"I had to go in the back and
find a nurse to get her to come
and check out my baby. ,Her
temperature was 101, and the
nurse said, 'Well she ain't dying,
she ain't bleeding, and she ain't
seizing up so ya'll have to wait',
But what was I waiting for?
There were only two other peo-
ple in the waiting area," she
According to the mother a
gentleman from Long Island,
bleeding from his right ear, was
sitting in the waiting room.
There was also another patient.
Neither of them had been seen
while she was there.
In the waiting area of the
accident and emergency section,
a sign posted just to the right
of the registration booth, states
SEE page 11

Salvation Army

denies pregnant

woman claims

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A YOUNG pregnant woman
staying at a Salvation Army
shelter said that despite reports
to the contrary, she has received
only the best treatment from
the organisation.
However, members ,of the
community yesterday main-
tained that they had witnessed
gross neglect displayed towards
the woman by the shelter's
The Salvation Army strongly
denied the claims made to The
Tribune on Thursday alleging
that the Meadows and West
Streets shelter had neglected
and failed to provide the basic
needs'for Elizabeth, 22, who is
only three Weeks away from giv-
ing birth.
Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday at the shelter, accom-
panied by her fiance and Sal-
vation Army staff, Elizabeth
said she has received only the
best treatment from the Salva-
tion Army.
"I get three meals a day. And
I thank God that they took me
in. I'm very grateful that 1 have
a place to rest my head," she
Elizabeth said that reports by
members of the community that
she had been mistreated at the
shelter were completely untrue.
Residents, who are familiar

with the incident, maintained
yesterday that they had seen
some of the incidents involving
Elizabeth and shelter workers,
and that they are still convinced
that the young woman had been
A business woman told The
Tribune that she had personal-
ly given water to Elizabeth
when the shelter failed to pro-
vide her with drinking water.
"I also saw her with broken
slippers and without any shoes,"
she said.
Elizabeth's fiance said that
no matter how bad the situa-
tion got, he would never let the
woman expecting his child go
"No matter how the cookie
crumbles, that would never hap-
pen," he said.
Although Salvation Army
Division Commander Major
Lester Ferguson conceded that
there was initially a problem
with Elizabeth's admittance to
the shelter, the Salvation Army
later offered all the assistance it
possibly could.
He explained that although
Elizabeth had the required
admittance letter from Social
Services, no one from that
SEE page 11

By I


al Security Permanent Secre-
tary Mark Wilson's claim that
the Ebefence Force is served
by art officer corps that is
"men tally astute, well
inforrinied and alert", RBDF
officers claimed that such
remarks were "invalid."
Spepiking to The Tribune
yesterday, officers said that
Mr Wilson's information
"couli not be valid." One
Lieut6.nant added that the
permanent secretary "must be
(out ofitouch) to make such a
The officers said that the

only time they had heard from
command about the recently
announced RBDF Review
Board was 'when their com-
plaints were first published in
Tuesday's Tribune.
"Ironically the article came
the day after the Review
Board first set foot on Coral
Harbour," said the officer.
"It's September and this is the
first time the board visited the
base. What have they been
reviewing, files?"
"In order to do a review
you need to be. there, you
need to be up close and per-
SEE page 11

Probe into police

record tampering

ILLEGAL tampering with.
police records are being inves-
On Monday criminal record
officials will hold a press con-
ference to inform the public
about what is happening.
Although the police would
not elaborate, it was reported
that police records are being

sold to the public.
Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, Assistant Commis-
sioner Reginald Ferguson, in
charge of crime, said he could
not disclose much information,
"I cannot say what all will be
discussed," he said. "However,
I will say that the purpose of
SEE page 11

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BEC workers walked off the job claiming that the Clifton Pier Power Station
is unsafe and a hazard to their health. SEE page two for storyand more pictures.
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/ Tribune Staff)

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BEC workers

walk off job

at Clifton Pier

Claim power

plant is danger

to their health

Tribune Staff Reporter
the Bahamas
Electricity Cor-
poration's (BEC)
Clifton Pier pow-
er plant walked off the job yes-
terday, claiming the facility is a
hazard to their health and safe-
BEC maintenance and oper-
ation staff workers gathered
across the street of the power
plant on Friday in protest of
their working conditions.
President of the Bahamas
Electrical Workers Union
(BEWU) Dennis Williams said,
workers were inhaling haz-
ardous chemicals and that their
were exhaust leaks on the com-
"We can not have workers in
the country in the 21st century
subjected to various health haz-
ards in the work place on a day
to day bases. We as a union can-
not allow our members to go
through that. We can not com-
promise anything as it relates
to health," said Mr Williams.
According to vice president
of the BEWU Samuel Glover,
the station B generator smoke
stack is currently being sand
blasted, causing particles to be
dispersed in the air. As a result,
workers have complained of
breathing problems.
Mr Glover said that the union
has asked members to visit their

doctors for check ups.
An employee who wished to
remain anonymous told The
Tribune that a lot of workers
have fallen ill and are unable
to perform their duties, due to,
the hazardous working envi-.
He claimed that the workers
contend with falling carbolit
granules from the exhaust chim,
ney, extreme heat from inside
the engine house, and noise
from the engines reportedly hais
a harsh effect on the air.
Mr Glover said that under the.
contractual agreement, work-
ers are supposed to have a hear-

ing test every year.
He claimed however, that the
last time this procedure has
occurred was four years ago.
Asked if the power supply for
New Providence will be itter-
rupted due to the walk off|,, Mr
Williams said service could be

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"These people are the back-
bone of the power supply, and if
they are off the job for health
and safety reasons for a time
period, the power supply might
deteriorate. I can't definitively
say that the power will go off,"
he said.
Union representatives said
the problem will be resolved
when the facility is safe.
In an interview with The Tri-
bune yesterday, general man-
ager of BEC Kevin Basden said
that as far as management is
aware, the power station "is not
hazardous or unsafe." He said
the matter was not brought to

their attention before yester-
day's protest.
"Immediately when we were
made aware, we got a specialist
from environmental health to
look into the matter. The spe-
cialist found that while there
were a few situations that may
need some follow-up work,
there is nothing unsafe for staff
rto work in. Also there is no
Aisoir for staff to be off the
job," said Mr Basden.
However, secretary general of
BEWU Stephano Greene main-
tained that the safety concerns
were in fact brought to the
attention of management at the
Clifton Pier station.

workers walked off the job at
Clifton Pier. (Photo: Mario Dun-
canson/ Tribune Staff)

The Clifton Pier power plant lies empty after BEC workers walked off
the job claiming the facility was unsafe and affecting their health.
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/ Tribune Staff)



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Tribune Staff Reporter
plaints of wide-
spread dumping
and burning by
Haitians living in
unsanitary conditions off Joe
Farrington Road, the Depart-
ment of Environmental Health
launched a massive clean up
Over the past few weeks,
Bahamians who live in the area
have claimed that Haitians have
been burning refuse, dead ani-
mals and even human remains
in large pits.
Ministry of Health Parlia-
mentary Secretary Ron Pinder
yesterday toured the sites of two
Haitian villages with Haitian
ambassador Louis Harold
He explained that his min-
istry had received a large num-
ber of complaints from persons
who claimed that they often
smell burning flesh in the area.
Mr Pinder said however that
investigations turned up no evi-
dence to support that claim.
"We are aware that persons
have been indiscriminately
dumping and burning the
garbage once they dumped it,
but there is absolutely no evi-
dence of persons burning
human bodies in this commu-
nity," he said.
Mr Pinder said that what
investigators did find was clear


evidence of indiscriminate
dumping and unsanitary condi-
tions, which if left unattended,
would pose major health risks.
Therefore, he said, his depart-
ment and the police organised a ..-
clean-up campaign for the area,
aimed at removing the accumu-
lation of garbage, old appli-
ances, cars, and debris which
he called a breeding ground for
"Upon the completion of the
investigation it became clear
that action needed to be taken,
and that is what is being mani-
fested here today.
"What is being done here is
to facilitate the work of the res-
idents, we are providing the
equipment, we are providing
some of the machinery, and by
and large the. residence them-
selves are engaged in the work."
He admitted that while the
clean up was essential, it was
not a permanent solution.
Mr Pinder said it is obvious
that conditions in the area are
not conducive to human habi-
"It is clear that going forward
one of the recommendations
has to be a new policy with
respect to how Bahamians who
live in this community and those
who have permanent residency
are facilitated out of this com-
"Some consideration must be
given to cause them to be in the Ron Pinder lends a hand with a old gas tank as pa
position to apply for govern- ronmental Health in Haitian Villages o1
ment low costs homes to get

irt of
ff Joe


them out of this environment,"
he said.
Mr Pinder explained that
while there was no deadline for
the residents to move, they
4 (should all do so as soon as they
Ambassador Joseph agreed,
Saying that he welcomed the
opportunity for the residents to
help themselves through the
assistance of the Bahamian gov-
"We support all long term
solutions and we will be pl ased
to work with the government
and the Ministry of Health to
help educate the community
and to work with the leaders of
the community," the Ambas-
sador said.
He added that all the resi-
dents he spoke with are com-
mitted to moving out of the
Chief health inspector Tim-
othy Munroe explained that the
site is causing a number of prob-
lems in terms of mosquito and
rodent infestation.
It also lacks a properly
planned sewage and septic sys-
FMtem, Mr.Munroe said.
He said that some sewerage
systems in the area are located
next to water wells, which could
give .rise to a number of food
and water borne diseases.
Due to the close nature of the
a clean-up effort launched by the Department of Envi- living conditions, he said, just
e Farrington Road and in the Fox Hill area. one case could lead to an epi-
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/ Tribune Staff) demic.

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Pinder and Haitian Ambassador

inspect Joe Farrington Road area

Tribune Staff Reporter
BAHAMIANS who live near
the Haitian Village Joe Far-
rington Road yesterday
applauded the Environmental
Health Department for clean-*
ing up the area, but said the
government must move quickly
to find a long term solution.
Residents of the area have
repeatedly complained that life

has become unbearable due to
the unsanitary conditions in the
village and the smoke that con-
stantly pervades the area from
fires started by Haitian villagers.
Spurred by the resident's
complaints, which were recent-
ly publicised in The Tribune,
Parliamentary Secretary in the
Ministry of Health Ron Pinder
led a massive clean up campaign
to rid two Haitians villages of
garbage, dirt and debris.

Mr Pinder inspected the site
accompanied by Haitian
Ambassador to the Bahamas
Louis Harold Joseph.
Two Bahamians who live
near the area told The Tribune
that while the clean up is a start,
the government has to do more
towards a long term solution.
One resident complained,
saying that even if villagers were
not burning human remains,
they are certainly burning

Ragged Island

eagerly awaits

'freed' mailboat

THE people of Ragged Island will be crowding
the waterfront this morning as their mailboat
arrives from Nassau two days late the result of
being "grounded" over safety issues.
"You have no idea how important this boat is
to the way we live down here," said former chief
councillor Myron Lockhart-Bain yesterday after
hearing the motor vessel Captain C was on its
"The fishermen here have their freezers full
waiting for the boat to come to take their catch-
es back to Nassau. When the boat doesn't come,
we also .have to borrow things from each other all
the time. Everyone will be on the landing tomor-
row morning to watch the boat come in."
The Captain C was forbidden to leave Nassau
on Tuesday evening after government inspectors
expressed concern over certain safety infringe-
Skipper Etienne Maycock was eventually given
clearance on Thursday evening and will make
several calls in the Exuma cays before docking at
Ragged Island around 9am today.
Ms Leander Maycock, deputy chief council-
lor, sent a letter to The Tribune stressing the
importance of the mailboat to the island.
"You must remember that- Ragged Island is
the only one that suffers in this ordeal because the
Exuma cays (Staniel Cay, Black Point, Farmer's
Cay and Bairaterre) all have regular flight ser-
"We, the residents of Ragged Island, have
absolutely nothing other than our regular mail-

boat service, which is provided by the Captain C."
*Ms Maycock said substitute mailboats had nev-
er provided the same level of service.
"It hurts to know that anywhere else persons
are able to just run out to the store and purchase
whatever is needed, but we the residents of

"You have no idea
how important this
boat is to the way we
live down here."

Ragged Island are here hurting and wondering
when our groceries, gas, oil, dry gas are ever
going to arrive and when they do what condition
will our perishables be in?"
The Captain C makes the 560-mile round trip to
Ragged Island every week, leaving on Tuesday
and arriving on Thuysday.
Inspectors are now understood to be fully sat-
isfied with the boat's safety equipment.
Captain Maycock said: "I think my boat is the
safest in the Bahamas. I just hope other mail-
boats are now submitted to the same inspec-

human waste and other refuse.
Another Bahamian agreed
saying that the burning occurs
every two weeks, and fills her
room with smoke.
Nestled in the back of Joe
Farrington Road, the Haitian
village seems to be entirely self-
sustaining, and features a
church and small market place.
Tiny homes fill the area. Pri-
or to the clean-up campaign,
these homes were surrounded
by mounds of garbage and
The members of the small
community spent the day clean-
ing up the area and according to
villager Samuel Pascalle, they
feel very good about the efforts.

Mr Pascalle, who is the father
of several small children, said
he wanted to make his sur-
roundings safer for his children
- which is why he wanted to put
his hands into the work.

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will hold
I with Evangelists,
Elders Elliott Neilly and Brentford Isaacs .
Sunday, October 9th- 16th
Sundays 7:00p.m. Weeknights 7:30p.m. !
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Tribune Staff Reporter
monitoring two large tropi-
cal waves in the eastern
Atlantic Ocean, one of
which could effect the
Bahamas by Sunday
A large tropical wave east
of Cuba is expected to bring
heavy rain showers and
thunderstorms to the.
Bahamas within the next
few days, chief meteorology
officer Basil Dean told The
Tribune yesterday.
Last week, the outer
bands of Hurricane Ophelia
led to severe thunderstorms
and subsequent island-wide
power outages.
Mr Dean said that
although the first system is
not expected to evolve into
a storm by the time it reach-
es the Bahamas, the second
wave bears watching.
"At the moment we don't
expect this wave to turn into
anything more serious, the
second wave, however, has
the potential to turn into
something stronger," he
Mr Dean said that upper
level winds in the second
wave favour the develop-
ment of a tropical storm sys-
At press time yesterday,
the second tropical wave
was located about 600 miles
east-southeast of the south-
ern Windward Islands.
The system showed signs
of better organisation as it
moved west at about 15
mph through warm waters,
into an area favorable for
development, the Hurricane
Centre in Miami reported.
"At this time it is still too
early to say if this system
will effect us, but we will
definitely keep monitoring
it," said Mr Dean.
After a record 15 named
storms and seven hurri-
canes, the 2005 Atlantic sea-
son is only now reaching its
peak. "Traditionally mid-
September is always the
busiest time, so we are
expecting some more activ-
ity. And then we still have
October which is also a busy
time, and November which
is usually not too busy but
could still produce one or
two systems," he said.

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My wish

list for COB

EDITOR, The Tribune.
AS a long-standing member
of the faculty of COB, I have
certain wishes regarding the
selection of a new president.
The first wish is that Frankie
Wilson please stops meddling
in College affairs. The position
of Chairman of the College
Council has always been one of
support for the educators in
charge. He has seen fit to
become a sort of direction per
se, having the presidents jump
to his whims. His last two selec-
tions didn't exactly pan out; he
really should stick to' building
those low cost housing units that
come with a free dinghy.,
Wish number two: that the.
College Council come to its
senses and realises that their
new president is right here in
front of them. Rhonda Chip-.
man-Johnson was executive
vice-president under president
Higgs. All through his term of
office he congratulated and
praised Dr Chipman-Johnson
for her support and encourage-
ment. Don't forget that Dr
Chipman-Johnson had applied
for the job and been-passed ..
over. What a display of profes-
sionalism and ethics! She also
applied for the job agaih, and
was passed over once more for
Dr Smith. Again, what a dis-
play of professionalism and
ethics! She also applied for the

job again, and was passed over
once more for Dr Smith. Again,.
what a display of professional-
ism and ethics, and also consis-
Wish number three: That the
council avoids being sexist again
this time. We all know why
males, exclusively are chosen
for the short list "there's too
many women at the top". "The
coven are undermining and
plotting against the male presi-
dent". I would bet my life that
Dr Chipman-Johnson had no
part in that. She is too ethical
and Christian and having too
much of a sense of fair play for
that. Her record of support for
the last two presidents bares tes-
timony to this. True, one or two
members of the administration
are guilty of subversion and
everyone of the faculty knows
their identities (especially one.
who seems to have no class
when it comes to. dealing with
faculty, especially expatriates.
and/or white), however, Dr
Chipman-Johnson is currently
acting as president. I know that
the college community and the
community at large would deem
it commonsense, seeing that she
has such vast experience at all

levels both in instruction and
administration, that she be per-
suaded to continue running the
college. Let Dr Chipman-John-
son run the College for one year
and then do an evaluation.
Nothing else seems fair' aid
appropriate in the current situ-
My last wish is that colleagues
and others get their facts
straight. I don't want to seem
as though I'm blowing her trum-
pet, but the truth needs to be
known. For a long time, Dr
Chipman-Johnson was in
charge of facilities. She worked
with Josh Smith and plans were
made to build the new wall, the
landscaping of the grounds, the
small ponds, the repainting of
most of the college, the reno-
vation of basketball courts, the
grass verges, and, yes, the
rerouting of Tucker Road.
Strangely, these plans were not
implemented under Dr Higgs,
but under Dr Smith. He was
solely responsible for the ban-
box. Does anyone else smell.a
little politics here?
I really hope that common-
sense prevails in this whole mat-
-ter and the college be allowed
to progress without so much
political interference.

August 30, 2005.

Gateway to paradise

is a national disgrace

EDITOR, The Tribune.
I HAVE recently moved my
family to the Bahamas and I
have made a few observations
and, subsequently, have a few .
questionsIwthat I wpuld like, tob
have answered by uoui readers'
The Bahamas is a very popu-
lar tourist destination. I can
understand why, beautiful
beaches and water, excellent
weather and, above all, friendly.
people. The Bahamas is so pop-
ular that there is a school at the
College that specialises in the
education and training of peo-
ple who work in the tourism
industry. Thankfully, the indus-
try continues to grow, new
hotels, new attractions, and
additional flights.
Having said that, I have
observed that the gateway to
the Bahamas,;the Nassau Inter-
national Airport, is a national
disgrace! How is it that a coun-
try whose very survival depends.
upon the satisfaction of visitors
does not have and cannot oper-
ate a world-class airport? Is it a
lack of desire? Is the airport

authority being mismanaged?
Imagine arriving in paradise
only to have to walk down the
stairs of the plane to another
set of stairs going up, then walk-
ing to another set going down
againitoi wait in line for immin-
gratibn. Many havet'iiise the
bathroom, are they the clean-
est and the best in the world?
They ought to be. I'm sure in
one of the textbooks at the
school mentions that customers
don't like using dirty, unsani-
tary restrooms and that it gives
them a bad impression of that
establishment. Then, wait for
your baggage in an overcrowd-
ed, dark, dingy room only to
wrestle through people to clear
customs to the curbside where
you wait to load all the bags
into a taxi. And that's the easy
Departing is worse. What is
going on with security? I realise
the world has changed and
there are new security require-
ments, but is this it? Everyone
having to shuffle through, drag-
ging suitcases, backpacks,
strollers, etc. Sometimes the
bags need to be opened and
searched. When does the new

screening equipment arrive?
Carry-on bags screened twice,
identification checked five
times. Is that as good as it is
going to get? Or are we plan-
ning to improve what, wehaave?
What is happening withth ie
concessions? Extremely 'slo1
service (not a good attribute in
an airport) and terrible selec-
tion and quality. The operators
need to be thrown out! Does
the management know that
competition helps? Allow some-
one else a chance to serve cus-
tomers better. The whole expe-
rience is frustrating and depress-
ing. For God's sake, have a pro-
fessor go over there to help
Why does the first impression
and last impression of the
Bahamas have to be a crowded,
dirty, uncomfortable and ineffi-
cient airport? A country that
loves and cherishes its visitors
needs a state-of-the-art facility
with highly trained professionals
who will meet the needs of our

September, 2005.

Is there law

and order in

the Bahamas?

EDITOR, The Tribune.
I must ask: Whether or not
there is law and order in The
Bahamas having read the
lengthy articles in the newspa-
pers over yet again the national
Not a single word whether
the police or whoever is the
appropriate law enforcement
agency will uphold the law.
Is the silence of the Attorney
General the Commissioner of
Police simply saying that they
are totally impotent to adhere
to and uphold the law?
Even the Church incredibly
argues against lottery but seems
unwilling to support the law by

declaring that numbers and ille-
gal gambling must be closed
down. Their silence indicates
the intrusion in the moral back-
bone and fibre of the Church, I
If this massive illegal business
is just then the law enforcement
authorities are bound to obey
the law if we look the other
way on this why not on cocaine,
grass and everything else ille-
Just trying to awaken the stu-
pidity if that will make a differ-
ence then God be the glory!
August 30, 2005.


BAHA;.MAS., 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 17TH day
of SEPTEMBER, 2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.


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
Swill remain unchanged. These are as follows:

' Telephone: (242) 352-5963

Fax: (242) 352-5397

EAST SHIRLEY STREET 322-3775 325-3079
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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 17TH day of
SEPTEMBER, 2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.



Q p 4

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Triiie Freeport -epo iL
FREEPORT The extension
for hurricane repair supplies to
be brought into Grand Bahama
duty free will end on September
As a result of hurricanes
Frances and Jeanne last year,
Carnard Bethel, undersecretary
in the office of the Prime Min-
ister, announced that the exten-
sion would be granted under
Part A of exigency order 11.
Mr Bethel said items covered
by the exemption include build-
ing materials, electrical fixtures
and materials, plumbing fixtures
and materials, and household
furniture and appliances.
He further noted that under
Part B, items for exemption
include motor vehicles, motor-
cycles and golf carts.
Mr Bethel explained that





WORK on temporary
structures at the Moss Town
airport should be completed
in four weeks, according to
officials in the Ministry of
Transport and Aviation.
Undersecretary in the
Ministry of Transport and
Aviation Lorraine Armbris-
ter told The Tribune yester-
day she had been informed
that work to equip several
modular buildings to be
used at the airport has
already begun.
These will be shipped to
Moss Town to serve as tem-
porary housing for airport
Mrs Armbrister also said
that preparatory steps are
also being taken to construct
permanent facilities at Moss
In May, a fire destroyed
six trailers which housed the
staff of the Immigration and
Customs departments as
well as a Nassau Flight Ser-
vices office.
An electrical short circuit
was confirmed as the cause
of that blaze.
Moss Town international
airport is the fourth busiest
in the Bahamas.


Why you Vex?

Tribune Staff Reporter
Why You Vex?
"I vex that Wendy's has stopped selling the
Mediterranean salad. It seems that everytime
they have something on their menu, as soon as
you get hooked on it,
they discontinue it. I am
sure that not only me
liked it and if they saw
that they had a smaller
demand for it, why not
just make less of them?
They did the same thing
with the key lime and the
caramel, cream pie, two
things I also liked. I like
their new yogurt thing,
but I am scared to get .
attached to it.
Camille Smith.
"I vex because of how
people in this country,
which claims to be a
Christian nation, are
being so mean about
helping the victims of
Hurricane Katrina.
There but for the grace
of God go we, and when
it happen to us, if the US
don't give us something,
dog eat our lunch."
Mrs Johnson.
"Why these parents
who have children with
picky hair want make
them children look like
poppy show with all them barrette barely hang-
ing on their half a plait. I see one lil girl who
only have half a inch a hair with twenty barrette,

I was vex bout that. If you ain got no hair, you
ain got no hair."
S Cartwright.
"I sick of everytime I go to the mail, it's bills,
not even a post card to say how you do, just how
you much owe,"
Tinnisha Rolle.
I am vex because I
went to the store and the
women did not want give
me my 15 cents change, I
was there waiting and
waiting and then she was
like, 'Oh you want the
change?' But when I go
to the store and don't
have fifteen cents, I
would not be able to
walk out with anything,
that is so bad."
T Bain.
"I am very very vex,
because my landlord
don't have no problem
charging me a $50 late
fee when my rent late,
but don't want spend $20
to put light bulbs in my
porch light. He asked me
if I could wait until he
get paid next week.
Mad renter.

hy You-

"Life is good, the women are better and I
have money in my pocket."

31,2005, but could not complete
importation by June 30, 2005,
which was the original deadline.
"It must be noted,. the
extended approvals are being
' given to companies and/or indi-
viduals who wrote to the office
of the prime minister requesting
extension, which became nec-
essary due to sundry reasons
which caused delays in the
importation process.
"This exemption process ends
September 30, 2005, one year
and two weeks after the passing
of hurricane Jeanne," he said.
Mr Bethel said the office of
the prime minister will make no
further requests for extensions
to the Minister of Finance.
He said approval-documents
may be collected during normal
business hours at the office of
the prime minister located on
the fourth floor of the govern-
ment complex on the Mall.

gAmeican fre

A 20-year-old Buttonwood
Avenue man was ordered by
Magistrate Carolita Bethel to
pay a $1,500 fine or serve one
year in prison after pleading
guilty to a drug offence.
Travayne Forbes was charged
with possession of 25 grams of
marijuana with intent to sup-
Forbes only pleaded guilty to
possessing the drugs.
A 63-year-old Haitian man
charged with possessing $700 in
fake money is expected to be
arraigned in the Magistrate's
Court on Monday, according to
It is alleged that on Wednes-
day, September 14 Acelie Sully
had seven Bahamian $100 bills
in his possession without law-
ful a excuse. It was also alleged
that he knew the bills were not
A second count alleges that
Sully uttered two fake $100


'sacred duty'

on protecting


Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT Prime Minis-
ter Perry Christie said that while
his government is committed to
investors, it has a "sacred
responsibility" to protect the
Authorities, he said, must
ensure that any proposed devel-
opment is consistent with the
environmental practices out-
lined by the Bahamas Environ-
mental, Science and Technolo-
gy (BEST) commission.
Mr Christie announced that
the government has completed
a very substantial environmen-
tal assessment of West End,
Grand Bahama where the $585
million Phase III expansion at
Old Bahama Bay Resort will
be constructed.
"We have already finished ...
a very complex and detailed
examination of the immediate
environs so that there is never
any misapprehension," he said
Wednesday at the ground-
breaking for the expansion.
Allen Broek, CEO and pres-
ident of Old Bahama Bay
Resort and Yacht Harbour,
unveiled the new master plan
of the development, which
includes construction of a new
luxury hotel, 450 multi-family
condominium units and expand
sion of the marina facility to 180
slips. The project also calls for
the development of 45 to 50 sin-
gle family home sites with state-
of -the-art amenities.
Mr Christie said he is confi-
dent that the developer at Old
Bahama Bay is committed to
adhering to the environmental
practices of the BEST commis-
"This developer clearly is
committed to such a course of
action. I have seen it and their
future plans indicate to a low-
density development," he said.
The new proposed develop-
ment comprises an additional


78 acres of land, bringing the
overall project to 228 acres.
Over the past five years, the
Old Bahama Bay has complet-
ed construction of a 150-acre
resort and residential commu-
nity comprised of 82 home sites,
72 dock slips, a 49 room luxury
hotel and three restaurants.
It 'is first and only marina in
the Bahamas and the Caribbean
to receive Blue Flag Certifica-
tion, which is awarded to prop-
erties for high environmental
Mr Christie said as prime
minister his responsibility is to
ensure that any investment pro-
posal must take into considera-
tion future generations of
Bahamians, and therefore must
be unmistakably consistent with
BEST practices. :-...., :
"My concern today is not
about whether or not the
investors will come my con-.
cern is that the investors under-
stand their duty to protect the
environment, he said.
"My concern is also that
investors understand their rela-

tionship between their proper-
ties and the communities that
lie next to their properties.
The Bimini Bay project and a
proposed project in Guana Cay
have been strongly opposed by
locals, who believe the devel-
opments are negatively impact-
ing the environment.
Mr Christie said: "As we
move into the future, issues that
are before me in New Provi-
dence, Eleuthera, Mayaguana,
Bimini, Crooked Island and
Grand Bahama, it must be
clearly understood that this
prime minister will always
believe that he is partner in
development with investors.
"But in the final analysis each
of us are challenged to remem-
ber that this new God given
beauty that distinguishes the
Bahamas from every other
country in the world, must be
protected. And therefore, we
must know that we have an
obligation to try to understand
the full implications of our deci-
sions and the applications
before us."

Grand Bahama has

good future,says PM

Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT Despite the
adversities and challenges of the
past year, Prime Minister Perry
Christie said the future for
Grand Bahama is bright.
"Grand Bahama has a good
future," Mr Christie said while
speaking at Old Bahama Bay
Resort and Yacht Harbour in
West End.
In addition to the $585 mil-
lion expansion project at Old
Bahama Bay, he announced
that major projects, including a
$250 million investment by Erik
Christiansen and another invest-
ments worth $150 million are
proposed for Freeport.
Grand Bahama island is still
recovering from the devastat-
ing effects of last year's hurri-
canes. The closure of the Royal
Oasis Resort has left thousands
jobless. It has also resulted in a
30 per cent decline in tourist
arrivals to the island.
Mr Christie said Grand
Bahamians are a resilient peo-
"There is absolutely no ques-
tion about what is going to hap-
pen in Grand Bahama. It is for
Grand Bahamians to believe
that it is going to happen," he
"When I campaigned in this
area, I indicated to West End
that Grand Bahama was spe-
cial. But I saw Grand Bahama
as a place where we should be
able to see it as the entertain-
ment and leisure capital of the
Bahamas, and most certainly
this part of the world."


Mr Christie said government
has been committed to restoring
West End to its glory days
"I am here by way of the dec-
laration on the part of the gov-
ernment that we acknowledge
what is happening. We con-
gratulate and thank the devel-
opers (of Old Bahama Bay) and
we pledge our support in every
which way to the continued
development of this part of
Grand Bahama.
"I have confidence in this
island and this investment which
in its phases qualifies to be an
investment of $585 million in
West End, Grand Bahama.
Prime Minister Christie urged
Bahamians to give quality ser-
vice so that the Bahamas can
compete with other destinations
in the region.
"We must understand that
the work we do, the manner in
which we do it, will determine

how long we work and how
much money we earn. Because
the better we do it, the more
the employer earns, the more
they are able to invest in us and
the more we are able to assist-
our community in the quality
of lives our people lead," he
Minister of Tourism Obie
Wilchcombe said Old Bahama;
Bay has been a good corporate?
citizen at West End, providing
tremendous assistance and sup-,
port to residents following hur-'
ricanes. He noted that the West'
End community, which had-
been neglected for many years,'
is now beginning to see some'
economic activity.
The government has
approved the Seaward and Blue
Marlin Cove developments, and
plans are underway for a mas-
sive clean up of West End and
the establishment of a cultural

Duty free storm

supplies to end

on September 30

Carnard Bethel
extensions apply only to those
persons who were granted
approvals on or before March

A 25-year-old American man
walked free yesterday after a
rape charge against him was
According to the prosecution,
the 25-year-old American
woman who made the claim
decided to drop the charges
against Missouri native,
Jonathan Gentle.
Court dockets stated that the
alleged incident took place on
Wednesday, September 14.
A Bahamian-American
man pleaded guilty to making a
false report to police and was
fined $250.
Court dockets state that on
Monday, September 12, Miami
resident Wane Swain made a
false report to Detective Cor-
poral 2086 Hart, in which it was
stated that someone had
attempted to rob him.
The matter was heard before
Magistrate Susan Sylvester.

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Edmund Moxey gives a helping hand in putting palm branches onthe thatched
roof of a hut at Jumbey Village in readiness for the 1973 national exposition.

Hillside Estates, Baltic Avenue, off Mackey Street
SP.O. Box SS-5103, Nassau, Bahamas
Phone: 393-3726/393-2355/Fax: 393-8135
11:00 a.m. Mrs. Thirza Dean
11:00 a.m. Pastor Sharon Loyley
10:00 a.m. Rev. Carlos Thompson
7:00 p.m. Rev. Carlos Thompson
11:00 a.m. Mr. Sidney Pinder/ Youth Service
7:00 p.m. Pastor Martin Loyley
9:30 a.m., Rev. James Neilly
8:00 a.m. Connections Rev. Philip Stubbs
9:30 a.m. Rev. Philip Stubbs
11:00 a.m. Mr. Livinston Parks
7:00 p.m. Ms. Jocelyn Demeritte
"RENEWAL" on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on ZNS 1
Your Host: Mr. Sidney Pinder
"METHODIST MOMENTS" on each weekday at 6:55 a.m.
Your Host: Mr. Sidney Pinder
Ordination Service for Rev. Marie Neilly will be held on Friday,
October 21, 2005, Wesley Methodist Church, Harbour island at

he Holy Ghost Prayer-Line number is 326-7427
(www.gtwesley. org)


Rev. Carlos Thompson/ Sis. Rosemary Williams


Grounded In The Past &
Geared To The Future

Worship time: 11am & 7pm

Sunday School: 9:45am

Prayer time: 6:30pm


The Madeira Shopping

Rev. Dr. Franklin Knowles
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Franklin Knowles
P.O.Box EE-16807
Telephone number 325-5712

Collins Avenue at 4th Terrace Centreville
Telephone: 322-8304 or 325-1689 P.O. Box N-1566
Fax No. 322-4793

SUNDAY 8:30am ZNS-1


Temple Time Broadcast
Early Morning Worship
Sunday School For All Ages
Worship Service
Evening Celebration

Selective Bible Teaching Royal
Rangers (Boys Club) Ages 4-17 Years
Missionettes (Girls Club) Ages 4-17.


Several aloes were planted in1973 to begin a permanent dis-
play of bush medicine at the Jumbey Village.


11:30a.m. Speaker: Elder Basil Butler

7:00p.m. Evening Service

Worship time: 11am & 7pm
Adult Sunday School. l10am
Church School during Worship Service
Special Events
Seminar Sept. 24 (2 4pm)
The Three C's Crime, Church & Community"

Guest Speaker will be a Senior member of the
Police Force
Place: Twynam Heights
off Prince Charles Drive

Minister: Rev. Henley Perry
PO. Box SS-5631
Telephone number:324-2538 Telefax number:324-2587

Children Youth & Young Adults Board
Song & Testimony Service (HC)

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A strategy for winning


IN his satirical caper
"The First Black Presi-
dent", comedian Slap-
py White, as one of the
competing candidates,
promised'the American people
that, if elected, his first act as
president would be to end the
war on poverty.
At the initial press confer-
ence following his election,
President White was asked how
he planned to end the war on
poverty. Without hesitation, his
simple reply was that the poor
people would have to surren-
Here in The Bahamas, as we
seemingly struggle hopelessly
in our war on crime, it is our
fervent prayer that the ultimate
resolution does not require the
surrender of our law-abiding
citizens. Being among those
who regard the current high
incidence of crime as the great-
est threat to the stability of our
beloved country, we wish to
propose the following strategy
for winning this battle.
We believe that the war on
crime must be fought on four
fronts the preventative, the
punitive, the rehabilitative and
the redemptive.
We must, however, recognise
that just as this criminal scourge
developed over a period of
time, so too will its solution
require a substantial battle on
all four fronts over a similar

battle against crime

duration. Hence, there can be
no quick fix to this vexing prob-
lem, as past and present band-
aid approaches have proven.
Let us first deal with the pre-
ventative aspect of our strategy.
Fifty-five years ago when we
first entered the Government
High School, we were told that
we were a member of Montagu
House, were on the cricket, soc-
cer and softball teams, were in
the Owl Patrol of the Boy Scout
Troop, and had to participate
in the Debating Club. We had
no choice in the matter. Mem-
bership and participation were
Later, we learned that all this
was part of a socialisation
process in which we were to
learn how to play and work with
others who were sometimes
more talented, smarter and also
wealthier than ourselves.
Four years later, we had a
greater feeling of self-worth and
self-esteem. We left school real-
ising that in life there would
always be people smarter, rich-
er and thus more materially
advantaged than us. However,
none would be better than us
or we better than them as law-
abiding citizens.
This conditioning prepared
us to cope with both failure and
success in life without resorting
to anti-social behaviour. As a



result, very few of our school-
mates ever found themselves on
the wrong side of the law.
Today, there is an even
greater need for all of our
churches and schools to provide
the same wholesome founda-
tion to our young people, there-
by helping our society to win
the preventative battle in our
war on crime.
Take a stroll through Bank
Lane on any workday and you
will see buses loaded with
young Bahamian men on their
way to court to stand trial for
various crimes. God knows, and
both Stevie Wonder and the
late Ray Charles could have
seen, that more courts are not
needed. What we need are few-
er criminals and recidivists.
It should be seen that all
accused persons are given a fair
trial and, if convicted, then the
law of the land should be equal-
ly applied to all. This would
breed more confidence in our
judicial system.
Given the nature of the crime
and the past record, if any, of
the convicted, various forms of

punishment other than incar-.
ceration should be considered
and employed. Here, the ele-
ment of shame alone might
prove to be a sufficient deter-
rent to future criminal involve-
ment. These measures and the
consistent enforcement of all
existing laws would assist great-
ly in helping our society win the
punitive battle in our war on
Many good programmes
presently exist in our prison sys-
tem to teach inmates a trade
and prepare them for life on the
outside once they have paid
their debt to society. Included
among these used to be the day-
release scheme, whereby
inmates were allowed to go out
and work with companies, then
return to prison in the evenings.
Thus, they were able to earn
money legitimately and enhance
their chances of securing per-
manent employment upon their
Unfortunately, experience
has shown that some employ-
ers only want to hire convicts
while they are imprisoned,

Dame IvArsns]] better to Ambassa[]r

GOVERNOR General Dame Ivy Dumont presenting Carlton Leroy Wright with his Letters of Appointment as Bahamian Ambas-
sador Designate Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Cuba during a courtesy call at Government House on Wednes-
day, September 14. Observing are, from right, his son Carlton Wright Jr, his wife, Mrs Audrey Dean-Wright and Andrew McKinney, act-
ing chief of protocol in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
(BIS photo: RaymondA Bethel)

Push for lifelong learning

PERSONNEL, volunteer
teachers and students of the
national literacy services sec-
tion of the Ministry of Educa-
tion paid a courtesy call Gover-
nor General Dame Ivy Dumont
at Government House on
Wednesday, September 14.
The visit was part of the sixth
annual Adult Literacy Month
being observed in September
as proclaimed by Prime Minis-
ter Perry Christie. The United
Nations Education, Scientific
and Cultural Organisation
(UNESCO) marked the first
official observation of Interna-
tional Literacy Day on Septem-
ber 8, 1967.
Other activities to be held in
observance of the month
include an adult literacy work-
shop, a student forum and a cer-
tificate presentation and recog-
nition ceremony for volunteer
Annette Dorsette, senior edu- "National literacy services is she said. tied "Now that I can read."
cation officer and officer-in- mandated to provide literacy Mrs Dorsette (left) is pictured Also pictured is Dr Leon Hig-
charge of the national literacy services that will empower presenting Dame Ivy with the gs, director of higher education
services, said the theme for the adults and their families to first copy of the book of stories and lifelong learning in the Min-
year is: "Maintaining the path- acquire skills and practices to written by students of the istry of Education. (BIS photo:
way to lifelong learning." become functionally literate," national literacy services enti- Raymond A Bethel)

mainly because of the low salary
involved. So, while there are
quite possibly sufficient
resources in our prisons' exist-
ing programmes to assure
favourable success on the reha-
bilitative battlefront, the last
battlefield an unforgiving soci-
ety restricts their effectiveness
and retards progress in this vital
We pride ourselves as being a
Christian nation, probably due
to the large number of churches
in our midst. However, on
reviewing our treatment of ex-
convicts- even first offenders -
one must ask: can any of them
ever pay their debt to society?
We know of young men who,
probably due to bad company
or youthful indiscretion, ran
afoul of the law. They went to
prison, served their time and
seemingly paid their debt to
society. They took part in the
rehabilitative programmes
offered during their incarcera-
tion and vowed never to return
to prison. And, they have not
Indeed, some have gone on
to become managers, business-
men, good family men and
exemplary members of society.
However, these are the fortu-
nate ones and the exceptions.
The vast majority, on the oth-
er hand some seeking jobs,

Tribune Freeport Reporter,
Bahama residents are hitting
the island's beaches on Sat-
urday not for a swim, but to
collect coastal debris and
other refuse as part of World
Coastal Clean Up Day.
The Ministry of Tourism
is heading a team of volun-
teers comprised of students
from the various schools on
Grand Bahama.
Clean-ups will take place
between the hours of 9am
and 5pm on 12 beaches
throughout the island.
The United Nations Envi-
ronmental Programme
observes World Coastal
Clean Up Day every year.
This year's theme is "Clean
Up the World".
Groups have been
assigned to beaches at
Sweeting's Cay, McLean's
Town, Williams Town, Peli-
can Point, High Rock, Free-
town, Barbary, Gold Rock,
Xanadu, Lover's Beach,
Deadman's Reef, and West
End Shore Line.
Each beach is assigned one
or two school groups, along
with team captains.
The Ministry of Tourism
is encouraging parents to
make this a picnic day for
their families. Additionally,
volunteers are encouraged
to bring a toy for a needy
child or canned goods for the
needy and elderly.

even on the garbage trucks -
have been asked for their police
records and were denied
employment when the same
were presented. Others, who
were originally employed by
sympathetic civic institutions,
were later terminated when
some members pressured their
employers to do so because they
recognised them as ex-convicts.
If no redemption can be
found in our Christian nation,
then what hope is there for
those who thought they had
paid their debt to society ? We
have always maintained that if
the police and the magistrates
knew what God knows about
us, very few of us would not
have spent some time in court
or in prison by now. That is why
this saying is so true; "There,
but for the grace of God, go I."
As hard as it might seem, most
of us having been victims of
crime must nevertheless
exhibit a redemptive spirit if we
ever hope to win the war on
Think on these things.

(George W Mackey's book
"Millennium Perspectives", a
compilation of Viewpoints and
other interesting topics, is avail-
able at leading bookstores local-
ly. E-mail:

Top public

officer at


THE 2004/2005 Public Ser-
vice Officer of the Year Roger
Demeritte has returned from a
Workshop on climatic analysis
and mapping for agriculture in
Bologna, Italy.
The workshop, which was
held from June 14 -16, was one
of the prizes awarded to Mr
Demeritte for winning the. title
of Public Officer of the Year.
According to Mr Demeritte,
a meteorological officer, the
workshop has made him even
more cognisant of worldwide
concerns relating to. the poten-
tial for environmental degrada-
tion'and the need for sustain-
able management in the agri-
cultural sector of world
'Mr Demeritte outlined sev-
eral objectives explored as part
of the three day course, includ-
ing the review and recommen-
dation of appropriate tech-
niques for agro-climate charac-
He said that he was both
excited and humbled to have
had the training opportunity.
"Although the information
garnered was not applicable in
my everyday work environ-
ment, there was the potential
for its use via the implementa-
tion for an agro-meterological
station in the Bahamas," he
Mr Demeritte will relinquish
his title on October 8, at an
awards ceremony and reception
scheduled for 7.30pm at the
Nassau Beach Hotel, at which
time the new Public Service
Officer of the Year will be'



TIME 6:00 A.M.





Atlantis returns

300-pound turtle

to ocean home

IN a major success story,
Atlantis' water features depart-
ment released a once distressed
300 pound female loggerhead
turtle back into the ocean just
five miles off of Paradise Island.
on Wednesday..
The animal was handed over
to Atlantis about two months a group of concerned
citizens who purchased it for
$400 in a bid to save it from
local fishermen who had
attempted to butcher it.
The loggerhead, which suf-

fered a large wound to its neck,
was nursed back to good health
by Atlantis' water features team
who provided it with food,
antibiotics and vitamins.
Once it was determined that
the animal could survive on its
own, team members mounted
a release mission which lasted
for an hour.
Water features team mem-
bers Todd Kemp, senior collec-
tor, and aquarists Jonathon
Wong, Keisha Russell and Ross
Martin placed the turtle in a

large container with water.
The turtle was then carefully
placed on a boat and transport-
ed five miles off of Paradise
Island where it was lowered into
the ocean. "It was very success-
ful," said Kemp. "It was very
exciting to return the logger-
head back into the wild. We
were just a bit concerned as to
how she would adapt however
she obviously was very anxious
to get back into ocean as she
swam away peaceably without
any problems."

LET'S DO IT! Aquarists Jonathan Wong and Ross Martin (pictured above) assist in lifting the 30Ai
pound turtle.
RELEASE MISSION Atlantis Water Features team members (shown left) prepare to release t
turtle into the sea. Pictured left to right are aquarists Ross Martin, Keisha Russell and Jonathan Wong
and Todd Kemp, senior collector in the water features department at Atlantis.

Hilton hotel hosts

community lunch

The British Colonial Hilton proudly hosted 40
children from the Southern Recreation Grounds
community to lunch at the hotel to mark the
closing of the summer programme for this
The Southern Recreation Organisation in
partnership with the British Colonial Hilton is
dedicated to steering the children of the com-
munity in the right direction and keeping them
off the streets during the summer by engaging

them in educational and sporting activities with
a focus on teaching life development skills.
Pictured from left to right is Brent Young,
chairman of the Southern Recreation Organi-
sation, kneeling; Perry Pratt president of the
Southern Recreation Organisation; Ms Opal
Gibson, director of business development at
the British Colonial Hilton and David P Fer-
guson, training and development manager at
the British Colonial Hilton.

SENIOR Lieutenant Raymond King
(RBDF photo:Leading Seaman Mark Armbrister)

Defence Force

officer attends

supply course

SENIOR Lieutenant Ray-
mond King of the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force
(RBDF) recently returned from
a nine-week international offi-
cer supply course (IOSCO) at
the Navy Supply Corps School
in Athens, Georgia.
The International Military
Education Training department
(IMET) sponsored the course,
which was designed to provide
international supply officers
with an overview of foreign mil-
itary sales (FMS).
This, the RBDF said, includes
an understanding'of US Navy
and Defence Logistics Agency
supply procedures.
Following the three week of
IOSCO training, the interna-
tional officers, drawn from such
countries as Belgium, Ecuador,
Greece, Israel and Malaysia,
underwent one week of train-
ing in Internet logistics tools,
and spent another two weeks
studying the principles of inven-

The final three weeks were
spent traveling to government
and FMS supply centres in
Florida, Washington, and Penn-
sylvania, in addition to stop-
overs in Baltimore, New York
and New Jersey.
Several field trips to media
centres, public schools and uni-
versities, industries and cultural
events were also part of the
The RBDF says it expects to
directly benefit from this train-
ing, as Lieutenant King now
has a working knowledge of
how best to use the US supply
system for in-country logistics
The force says it will also use
the US system as a model for
improvements to their own sup-
ply system.
Senior Lieutenant King is an
18-year veteran of the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force, who
presently serves as the opera-
tions officer onboard HMBS


WINNERS of the Alpha
Kappa Sorority's 2005-2006
Young Authors Programme
made a courtesy call to Min-
ister of Education Alfred
Sears and other education
officials where they were pre-
sented with gifts, trophies and*
Fourth grader Menelik"
Thurston of the Sadie Curtis
primary school won in the
grade four to five category
and Kristen Pratt won in the
grade two to three category.;-
The Young Authors Pro-
gramme targets students in
grades two through six, chal-
lenging them to write short
stories on topics that include
friendship, persons they
admire and their most mem-|
orable experiences.
The programme was intrb|
duced as part of the educ4
tional initiatives of the 200Z
2006 administration by thlf
sorority's 26th national prep`
ident Linda Marie White.
Menelik in his piece "What
it takes to be a hero" wrote
that it takes "courage, hon-
our and understanding."
Kristen wrote about the
wonderful qualities of her
teacher under the title: "The
person I admire most and
Minister Sears encouraged
the young authors to contia ,,
ue along the path they hav,
begun to walk. -,J-
Richardo McHardy of
Sadie Curtis was the finalist
in the grade two to three cat-
egory, while in the grade four
to six category, Ariel Grant
of St John's College placed
second and Stephanie Jean
of Ridgeland Primary placed
The winners will compete
against students from other
countries including Bermu-
da, the US Virgin Islands,
Germany and Japan for an
opportunity to have their
works published courtesy of
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority'
In 2004, the winners f'
both categories were fr
the sorority's sister chaptV
in Freeport. The students
their parents were hosted
the national organisation aI
the Sorority's. National ConA'
vention in Nashville, Ten-
nessee where they participat-
ed in a news conference with
First Lady Laura Bush.



TENDER No. 585/05

The Bahamas Electricity Corporation invites tenders from eligible
bidders for the installation of two (2) Young model HC-1066-V400T40
radiators and related civil/mechanical/electrical works at the power
station located at BAILEY TOWN, BIMINI, BAHAMAS,

Interested persons may collect the tender documents from the
Administration Office, Blue Hill & Tucker Roads, by contacting:-

Mrs. Delmeta Seymour
Administrative Officer
Blue Hill & Tucker Roads
Nassau, Bahamas
Phone No. 302-1158
Fax No. 323-6852

Tenders are to be hand-delivered on or before 28 September 2005 by
4:00p.m. and addressed as follows:

The General Manager
Bahamas Electricity Corporation
Blue Hill & Tucker Roads
Nassau, Bahamas

Attention: Mrs. Delmeta Seymour

Marked: Tender No. 585/05

The Corporation reserves the right to accept or reject any or all tenders.



SATURDAY, SEPi EMIBER 7, 2005, R-A\,, 9

the Department of Environmental Health moves in to clean-up vilages near Joe Farrington Road

Haitian Ambassador Louis Joseph tells Ron Pinder that the clean-up is only a short term solution.
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/Tribune Staff)

A clothing store in a Haitian village.
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/Tribune Staff)

Ron Pinder and Ambassador Joseph listen to what a Haitian villager has to say.
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/ Tribune Staff)

A church in a village off Joe Farrington Road.
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/ Tribune Staff)






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

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 ll1pm.
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 8pmr-until.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wet Sundays, every Sunday, noon-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

special guests on Thursday from 9pm mid-

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

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

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

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

NOW. i THE ARTS 9 ii

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

al collection, including recent acquisitions
by Blue Curry, Antonius Roberts and
Dionne Benjamin-Smith. Call 328-5800 to
book tours. This exhibition closes February
28, 2006.


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

Diabetes Directions a FREE diabetic sup-
port group meets the first Monday of each
month at 6.30pm at New Providence Com-
munity Centre, Blake Road. Dinner is pro-
vided and free blood sugar, blood pressure
and cholesterol testing is available. For
more info call 702-4646 or 327-2878

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

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

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.

Toastmasters Club 1095 meets Tuesday,
7.30pm @ C C Sweeting Senior School's.,
Dining Room, College Avenue off Moss*,
Road. Club 9477 meets Friday, 7pma @,r
Bahamas Baptist Community College Rn
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 Nassatuw
Resort, Cable Beich. flub 753494` me ie
every Wednesday, 6pmf-8pm in he "
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-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

features signature pieces from the nation- Send all your civic and social events to The,
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i HE *.n-iAI, Lr IIIviLOANEWSi ,Ii^H

US Coast Guard,

Defence Force

provide boost to

AIDS Foundation

By P*UL G TURNQUEST work inside.
Tribune Staff Reporter "We norma
ships to parti(
TM E AIDS Foundation got a their crew siz
faceift yesterday as US Coast time the ship
Guatd and Defence Force offi- either offer oi
cers continued their co-opera- to be involve
tive communityy service efforts. service projec
Citw members from the US
Coat Guard Cutter Gannet, a
87-f4ot patrol boat based in
Fort4auderdale, Florida joined
hands with crew members from
HM S Bahamas yesterday to
helC rejuvenate the AIDS "The]
Foundation Headquarters on
Delncy Street. tion gr
W4llington Adderley, the
administrator of the facility, said apprec
thathie was very pleased with the eff
the j1int effort. the efft
"The Foundation greatly tf o
app ciates the efforts of the t e Cov
Co st Guard and Royal Guard
Bahamas Defence Force in
helping to renew our facility. Royal1
Wenricourage volunteers to ,
con tine to help us in our battle Baham
to K.stop the spread of
HIWAIDS," he said. Defenc
The 'Community Relations
Project, was organised by the in hel
US -mbassy's Coast Guard
Liaon Officer Lt Commander renew
Teil y Jqhns to help out local
con nunities while establishing facility
clo r ties between the two sea-
goiu services.
"Yhere was a total of about
12 workers which comprised
abclt 95 per cent of the Gan-
net;s crew, as that crew sent
abc at nine workers. The build- "And they h
ing o9ks much better. Newly one, because t
paif'ted exterior, and shelving enjoyment ou

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FROM page one

soill" he said. "You have to interact with the
persons involved, you have to speak to the people,
yolhave to listen to the people and you have to
become a port of the organization that you are
reviewing. You can't do it (a review) from an
ivory tower. You. have to be there."
(n Tuesday officers had complained that there
wapserious unrest in the ranks of the Force, that
mcaale was low and that officers and marines
wete becoming angry and frustrated. It also
cla.rned that the source of the low morale, anger
an< frustration was due to the lack of progress
being made by the recently -announced RBDF
Reo'iew Board.,
Qn Thursday the Ministry replied that the
RWpF "is served by an Officer Corps that is
mentally astute, well informed and alert." It said
thi the "views and complaints" listed in The
Tribune article '"do not reflect any of these qual-
iti ",leading them to believe "that the nameless
an4 faceless persons from which they came are
noCRBDF officers."
ti May, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of
Na'iohial Security Cynthia Pratt announced that
thi RBDF would undergo a four-stage review
beginrining in July. On July 29, the Minister
announced thd Review Board and the work
sclidule of the Board that would extend over
five months with a report being made at the end
tThe Review Board has begun its work and
has in fact made a visit to the Defence Force
SBase at Coral Harbour," said Mr Wilson. "No
seW-respecting Defence Force Officer," he said,
"cbuld genuinely make the claim of lack of knowl-
edgie of the progress being made by the Review
Bord, given the fact of these public statements
aril the fact that information about the work of
th10 Board is available upon simple inquiry."
the National Security Minister had said that
thk purpose of the review would be "to determine
hlv the organization can optimise its function-
'Tfie report that the Review Board will pro-
d'tb," said Mr Wilson, "will be a public document
aiI as time goes by, it will provide a means by
which. the public will be able to assess the gov-
er ment's performance as it seeks to bring about
meaningful and necessary changes in this vital
i titution."
)Mr Wilson hinted that the complaints and
charges by the officers could quite possibly be
p litically motivated.
"'Tese complaints and charges come at a time
Salary negotiations are in full gear and
w the winds of electioneering are beginning to
stej is difficult to conclude that these are not
these complaints are all about," he said.
[^Bording to the Lieutenant, the officers' con-
ce s'are justified.
Se people in the government are neglecting
u rie said. "This is supposed to be. a premier
o gi ization, how can the permanent secretary
say is is politically motivated?"

illy ask the larger
cipate because of
:e. Almost every
s come in they
r we ask for them
;d in community

orts of

:e Force
ing to

ave never denied
they get as much
t of it as we do

putting them on," he said.
Lt Cmdr Johns worked with
Jennifer Hadland from New
Providence Community Church
and Island Journeys to identify
volunteer projects throughout
the Bahamas.
Leading Seaman W Sturrup,
Able Seaman D Young, Marine
Seaman A Haley, Marine Sea-
man B Vilsaint, and Woman
Marine N Bullard from HMBS
Bahamas participated in the
project which included paint-
ing, yard work, and minor
repairs on the facility.
Senior Chief Mello and the
crew of the Coast Guard Cutter
Gannet will enjoy a few days of
rest in Nassau before returning
to sea and to their usual sup-
port duty, which includes search
and rescue and law enforcement
Last week, the crew appre-
hended a smuggler and group
of 21 Haitians migrants off the
coast of Florida.
According to Lt Cmdr Johns,
even though Gannet is in port,
the Coast Guard always has
between two and three other
patrol boats operating in the
region to help stop the flow of
illegal immigrants.
, "Between the Defence Force
and us, I think we are doing a
pretty good job at stopping
these smugglers who are taking
advantage of our nations.
"With the help of the public
in reporting these acts, we will
be even more effective," he

irce review

"When was the last time that the secretary had
been here to speak to any of us? Where are the
MPs who should be here interacting with us, sit-
ting with us, talking with us?" he asked. "Where
is the concern, where is the love for the men and
women who are putting their life on the line for
this country?"
The Lieutenant said that both the government
and the review board should come down and
speak to officers.
"Down here we have no freedom of speech, we
can't even talk to the chaplain because he is the
uncle of the constable of the force. How can you
freely speak to him under those circumstances?"
he asked.
"After the article came out, they called in the
junior officers and said that a memo was sent
saying that they are to put a presentation togeth-
er saying what the problems are and suggest solu-
tions by the end of the week.
"What officer will really feel comfortable writ-
ing their true beliefs in a letter and placing it in a
sealed envelope that has to be given to his supe-
rior officer to be mailed to the board? Who's to
say that it wouldn't be opened? Why can't we
write the board ourselves,,why is there a mail
box rather than some interaction with them?"
According to officers, Mr Wilson "should have
come here and found out for himself before he
made his comments on Wednesday."
"During the last rounds of drug testing that
we did we had 16 officers testing positive. Six-
teen!" the officer exclaimed. "We have officers
down here doing whatever they please, with no
fears of the consequences. That's low morale."
"These government officials need to come
down here and see for themselves before they
si t their desks and make such statements," he
said. "That's the only way the truth will be
revealed, but then again that may not even help
Speaking to The Tribune yesterday, Mr Wilson
.said that "if they (the officers) are too cowardly to
say this to me directly that's a problem."
"They shouldn't have to come to me through
you," he said. No I haven't come to speak to speak to
them, but that's because I don't do that. If they
have a problem they know what they need to do.
They know how to put complaints in writing and
if not, there are any number of avenues for them
to do this."
Mr Wilson added that it would be "ridiculous
for any politician to go down there and try to
talk to anyone.
"Who do we talk to?" he asked. "If you want to
make a complaint against a person, then a person
has to be confronted. The only way to deal with
their problems is to come forward to the public to
deal with the issues. They need to stop hiding, this
is ridiculous.
"Why is it that the people who are so con-
cerned about their institute are afraid to stand up
for it?" he asked. "If they want results, and if
they feel as though we are not doing all we can,
then I invite them to come forward and state
that. We are all here to listen and deal with their

tampering details on Monday

MOM page one

e 'iess conference will be to ensure that the
ubhc knows what to look out for."
Mr Ferguson could not say how many times

manager Clement Butler
recently became the first
Bahamian certified meeting
professional (CMP) within
Kerzner International's con-
ference services department
by passing the CMP exam in
Miami, Florida.
The CMP programme was
established in 1985 by the
Convention Industry Council
to promote excellence in the
meeting, convention and exhi-
bition industry.
Butler, who has been
employed with the company
for seven years, is now a part

of an elite community com-
prised of more than 8,000 dis-
tinguished meeting profes-
sionals around the world.
"Becoming a CMP obvious-
ly is a great accomplishment
that will assist in my personal
and professional develop-
ment," said Butler.
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months of intense studies and
years of experience working
within Kerzner International's
conference services depart-
Butler continued, "I believe
this award will serve as a key
marketing tool for the confer-

ence services department in
terms of letting potential meet-
ing planners know that Kerzn-
er International's team is well
qualified to meet all of their
meeting and convention ser-
vices needs."
Alex Kim, Kerzner Interna-
tional's vice president and gen-
eral manager of conference
services and banquet opera-
tions said, "It is a great
achievement for Kerzner
International and I am very
proud of Clement who has in
fact taken the leadership role
in our entire conference ser-
vices team."

Princess Margaret controversy

FROM page one

that patients are seen accord-
ing to urgency, not on a first
come first served basis.
However, when The Tribune
arrived at the hospital yester.-
day morning to get a copy of
the waiting time sheet, a nurse
was quick to come out and say
that such information would
have to be given from the hos-
pital's administration, although
the document was posted up for
patients to see.
When contacted by The Tri-
bune, Coralee Adderley, chief
hospital administrator, said that
the incident to which the nmoth-
er referred did not happen as
the mother had relayed it.
"The child was registered at
4.08am and met with a triage
nurse and given medication as
per emergency room protocol.
The baby was reassessed and
the temperature had dropped
and was improving. When the
child was called the second time
to see the doctor, no one
responded," Mrs Adderley said,
adding that. all of the quoted
procedures were "document-

However, Mrs Adderley
could not confirm when the sec-
ond calling (reportedly to see a
doctor) was made. However,
she was certain that it was not
the time stated by the mother.
"In regard to the paediatri-
cian doctor, we always have
paediatricians on call," she
When contacted for a reply
to the explanation given by Mrs
Adderley, the mother flew into
a rage, but later calmly stated
that it didn't surprise her as she,
and many persons who she
knew, have left the emergency
department without ever being
"When they talk about
(baby's name) given medication
what are they talking about?
The triage thing? That's the
medication she talkin' about? I
live in Dannottage Estates, and
if I left my home at 3am why is
it going to take me an hour and
eight minutes to get to the hos-
pital? It isn't like there is traffic
on the road.
"But I guess they want to
shorten the time I was waiting
there to make it look better.
And what temperature drop are
they talking about? One degree

after three and a half hours?
The child is in air conditioning
so what is a one degree drop?
These people need to stop.
"I have been there before
and left without being served a
few times. I only went there this
time because it was so early in
the morning. Where else am I
supposed to go at 3am? That's
why I left after 8am because the
nurse I spoke to told me that
the pediatric doctor wasn't
there and that he wasn't coming
in for another hour or so," she
The mother said she left the
hospital and went to her private
doctor as his office was now
open. She swore that if it were
up to her that would be the last
time she would "waste her
time" at Princess Margaret
The Tribune tried to find out
how many patients were seen
between 3am and Sam yester-
day, and the number of doctors
on call. However, such infor-
mation was not made available,
nor was the accident and emer-
gency priority list outlining the
severity of injuries and the
expected times that patients
would be seen.

Salvation Army responds

FROM page one

department .had called ahead to tell the Salvation
Army that she was coming. Subsequently, she
was told to return to Social Services.
Major Ferguson pointed out that the employee
who had dealt with Elizabeth at that time had not
used good judgment.
"Normally we would have taken Elizabeth in
and sorted out the paperwork later. So some-
thing went wrong there, but disciplinary action
was taken in that matter," he said.
Elizabeth told The Tribune that a woman in the
neighbourhood had witnessed the incident when
she was first turned away from the shelter and
expressed her outrage over the matter..
Major Ferguson said he regrets the incident
and wants the public to know that the Salvation
Army is there to assist people in their time of
"Every week we get about two new people in.
We have taken in children and bruised and bat-
tered women who come with nothing but the
clothes on their backs after fleeing an abusive
"We give them the sense of protection and we
let them know that they can trust and depend
on us. We provide them with food, toiletries and

clothing. We assist the expectant mothers with the
care they need and assist them in getting to the
hospital," he said.
On Thursday a woman experienced in the field
of social services, who had befriended the preg-
nant woman, reported that when Elizabeth asked
if the shelter could provide her with shoes, she
was given an ultimatum either shoes or water.
Elizabeth, however, yesterday said that she did
not experience -any neglect, and that she was
extremely grateful for the Salvation Army's gen-
"I am 22 and this is my first child. At the Sal-
vation Army I have not had to worry because
they offer so much and I feel like I am among
friends here. They are very nice," she said.
The young woman explained that she is from a
Family Island and had no place else to go in New
"A pastor and his wife were kind enough to
take me in but they had to go the (United) States
for a funeral. They said they were going to be
gone for three weeks so a nurse from a Fox Hill
Clinic advised me, told me about the Salvation
Army," she said.
Elizabeth and her fiance never intended to
make a Salvation Army shelter her home, even
temporarily. They plan to marry in December.

this has occurred or how it was discovered by
"All of this will be discussed on Monday," he
said. "We will all have to wait until then to find
out what will be said."


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Swearing in


Pamela Bridgewater sworn in as United States Ambassador to Ghana

[ PAMELA Bridgewater
(far left) was swornin as the
US Ambassador to Ghana by
US Secretary of State, Dr
Condoleezza Rice, in the
Benjamin Franklin Room at
the US State Department otb
September 7. Ms Bridgewa-
aa ter's mother, Mary Bridge
water, looks on. Pamela
Bridgewater served as,
Deputy Chief of Mission at
the US Embassy in the
Bahamas from 1996-9. Dur-
aaing her tour of duty she
chaired the Counter Nar-
cotics Committee at the US
a .. iaEmbassy, and often served
as charge d'affaires. Since her
W..posting in the Bahamas, Ms
; Bridgewater has served ais
4 aAmbassador to Benin and
more recently asdeputy ".
E PICTURED at the swearing-in ceremony for Pamela tant secretary for African
Bridgewater, from L to R: Bahamas Ambassador to the US Affairs in the Departme4t of
Joshua Sears; Pamela Bridgewater, newly-appointed US .State. The swearing-in ceie-
Ambassador to Ghana; Michelle Sears; Fritz Poku, Ambas- mony was attended by many
sador of Ghana to the US. First known as 'Kumbi' and family members and well
'Walata', Ghana's political and culture history extends to the wishers, including former
pre-Christian era. teachers, colleagues an
friends from her hometown.
of Fredricksburg, vireinmon
notably the mayor of
Fredricksburg. A reception
followed the brief ceremony:

* PICTURED (from L to
R): Thomqs Jefferson Jr, a
retired senior management
official at the State Depart-!
ment; Michelle Sears;
Ambassador Joshua Sears;
Attorney Yvette E Taylor-
Hachoose, of Washington
Crossing, Pennsylvania; Bar-
ry L Wells, deputy director,
foreign services institute.

* THE Bahamas Ambassador to the US, Joshua Sears, attended the reception commemorating
the 45th anniversary of the Republic of Gabon's independence. At the reception were (from L
to R) : Daouda Diabate, Cote d' Ivoire's Ambassador to the US and Ambassador Designate to
the Bahamas; Cecile Diabate; Michelle Sears; the Bahamas Ambassador to the US and the
Organisation of American States (OAS), Joshua Sears; Lola Poisson and her husband, Ambas-
sador Raymond A Joseph of Haiti.

E MARY Bridgewater is flanked by her daughter, newly-
appointed US Ambassador to Ghana, Pamela Bridgewater,
and Secretary of State Dr Condoleezza Rice. Both Ms Bridge-'
water and Dr Rice share a background in academics.

Marking 45 years of Republic

of Gabon's independence

Ambassador to the United
States, Joshua Sears,
attended the reception
commemorating the 45th
anniversary of the Republic
of Gabon's independence.
At the reception were
(from L to R): Daouda
Diabate, Cote d' Ivoire's
Ambassador to the United
States and Ambassador
Designate to the Bahamas;
Cecile Diabate; Michelle
Sears; the Bahamas
Ambassador to the US and
the Organisation of Amer-
ican States (OAS), Joshua
Sears; Lola Poisson and her
husband, Ambassador Ray-
mond A Joseph of Haiti.

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Senior Sports Reporter
THE TBS Truckers move
into the driver's seat of thei
New Providence Softball Asso
ciation men's best-of-five playoff
series with a 9-4 triumph ove
the Del Sol Arawaks.
The Truckers are now on
game away from clinching th
rematch of last year's final an
advancing to this year's chain
pionship series. Game three wi]
be played on Tuesday night.
On Thursday night at th
Churchill Tener Knowle
National Softball Stadium
catcher Jamaal 'Sarge' Johnsor
had another great night at th
plate with three hits, inclusiv
of two triples and a double, dri
ving in five mats and scorin
Manager Perry Seymour sai
he's convinced now that thi
series is over come Tuesda
"This one is pretty wrapped
up. We're not trying to boast
but we're trying to get ready fo
Edney," said Seymour, refer
ring to pennant-winning Elec
tro-Teleco DtorcylPark Boyz
ace pitcher Edney 'the Heal
Bethel, who they are expected
to face in the final.
Although they have won th
last two games, Seymour sai,
he still doesn't feel the "intensi
ty" from his team because "afte
we get a couple of runs, every
body slacken off.
"I've told them, we can't bea
Edney if we don't step our gam
up and that is what we will hav
to do."
In game two Thursday, th
Truckers rolled out to a corn
fortable 8-2 lead as they banged
out seven hits off Del Sol's start

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Senior Sports 'Reporter
MANAGER Steve 'Bishop'
Beneby said his Proper Care Pool
Lady Sharks have one problem to
deal with and that is getting past
Electro Telecom Wildcats' ace
pitcher Mary 'Cruise' Edgecombe.
For the second consecutive game,
Edgecombe cruised past the Lady
Sharks as she led the defending
champions and pennant-winning
Wildcats to a 2-0 lead in their New
Providence Softball Association's
The Wildcats can now clinch the
best-of-five series with a three-game
sweep on Tuesday night at the
Churchill Tener Knowles National
Softball Stadium.
X' But Beneby, whose Proper Care

Ace pitcher on form against Lady Sharks

Pool had to struggle right to the
final night of the regular season to
secure the fourth and final playoff
spot, said they're.not going down
without a fight.

Beneby quipped: "I'm a bit dis-
appointed in the amount of errors
that we are making. If we can cut
down on the amount of errors, we
could beat that team.
"That team is a one track team.
The only person on that team that
can play is Mary, the pitcher."
In another sterling pitching per-

formance, Edgecombe hurled a five-
hitter as the Wildcats pounded the
Lady Sharks 10-4 on Thursday
Edgecombe also helped her own
cause when she enjoyed a 2-for-3
night, driving in three runs and scor-
ing twice to lead the offensive
Chryshann Percentie assisted with
a 3-for-4 production with a pair of
RBIs, scoring a run as they ended
up banging out nine hits off losing
pitcher Lena Symonette.
While the Proper Care Pools had
difficulty on the defensive end, they
also had trouble producing their
offence as Vernetta Nairn had the

only meaningful performance with a
2-for-4 outing, driving in two runs
and scoring another.

Beneby said his main problem is
trying to get his players, to believe
that they can 'beat Edgecombe and
the Wildcats.
"Once I get that sorted out, we
will be okay," he insisted. ."Hope-
fully on Tuesday, we will play the
best game we had for the year.
That's what we're looking for.
"If we can do that, we can win
this game and extend the series."

ing and losing pitcher Stephen
But, after Ferguson was
relieved by game one loser
Anton Gibson at the end of the
fourth, TBS were only able to
come up with four more hits,
scoring just one run the rest of
the way.
It didn't matter, as far as the
outcome of the game was con-
cerned. But Seymour said if they
intend to beat Bethel and the
Dorcy Park Boyz in the final,
they have to sustain their offen-
sive attack throughout the game.
"We're hitting much better
than what we've been doing in
the earlier part of the season,"
he insisted. "Once we can cut
down on the strike outs and
make contact and cause the oth-
er team to make the mistakes,
we will be okay."
The Truckers didn't make
that many mistakes against the
Arawaks as they took control
of the series. In fact, they were
flawless on the defensive end.



-- Del Sol managed to get two
', earned-runs in the bottom of
t the first when Chavez Thomp-
d son and Nelson Farrington came
up with back-to-back RBI field-
e er's choice and single, scoring
d Angelo Dillet and Ivan 'Show-
i- time' Francis.
-r They didn't score again until
the fifth when Francis got on
first on a one-out single and
t scored on Michael Thoinipson's
e two-out single.
e And their final run came in
the seventh as Farrington led
e off with a walk and eventually
came home on Ramon
d Johnson's run-producing
TBS, on the other hand, pro-
duced three runs on as many
hits in the first, thanks to Jamaal
Johnson's RBI triple, scoring
Ramon Storr.
Johnson then scored on a wild
pitch before Philip Culmer, who
doubled, caught a ride home on
Winston Seymour's RBI single.
Steven 'Slugger' Brown had
a one-out RBI ground out to
knock in Charles Rolle with
their fourth run in the second.
And Culmer had a RB1 ground
out, scoring Johnson before
Rolle's RBI single scored Sey-
mour in the third.
The Truckers came up with
two more runs in the third on
Johnson's one-out two-run dou-
ble and they added another in
the fifth as Johnson got on with
Sa bases loaded RBI walk to
plate Alcott Forbes.
Johnson finished the night
when he added his second run-
producing triple, sending home
Marvin 'Tougie' Wood
with their final run in the sev-

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Wildcats and Truckers

take control of playoffs

M ELECTRO Telecom Wildcats' shortstop Brazalia Kelly
reacts after she avoided getting hit with a pitch in their NPSA
playoff game on Thursday against the Proper Care Pool Lady
Sharks. The Wildcats won 10-4 to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/Tribune staff)

* ELECTRO Telecom Wildcats' catcher Dornette Edwards
waits patiently to swing her bat against the Proper Care Pool
Lady Sharks on Thursday night at the Churchill Tener Knowles
National Stadium.

* ABOVE: Del Sol Arawaks' shortstop Julian Collie tries to steal second base as TBS
Truckers' first baseman Winston Seymour waits for the ball. The Truckers won 10-4 to
take a 2-0 lead in the NPSA men's playoff series at the Churchill Tener Knowles
National Softball Stadium.
* LEFT: Cohie is caught watching as a ball flies past him in the NPSA men's playoff game
on Thursday night.

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* RECORD TURNOUT: The Sunfish National Championship at Staniel Cay attracted the largest fleet in 30 years, with more than 30 boats.

(Photo: Andre White)

Record numbers set

sail in Sunfish Nationals

More than 30 sailors compete for title in Staniel Cay


For the first time ever, the
Bahamas Sunfish National
Championship set sail in the
Exuma Islands last weekend,
drawing a record number of
sailors to race in the pic-.
turesque waters of Staniel
Cay. For an area already
steeped in the sailing tradi-
tion of Bahamian sloop rac-
ing, the Sunfish regatta adds
valuable experience in one-
design racing for local sailors
t6 hone their competitive
Participation nearly dou-
bled that of the 2004 Nation-
als in New Providence, with
31 boats at thestart line
making this the largest
Bahamas National Champi-
onship in 30 years. The event
attracted top sailors from
Nassau, Staniel Cay and the
nearby Black Point Settle-
ment on Great Guana Cay.
Among them, hometown
favourite Nioshi Rolle, the
16-year-old junior sailing
champion from Staniel Cay,
who placed a respectable
13th in a highly competitive

"It was great, but I was a
little nervous with so many
people watching over me,"
said Rolle, who found her- *
self urged on by at least two
spectator boats filled with
family and friends as she
approached the windward
mark of the first race. Now a
senior high school student in
Nassau, Rolle races Snipes
at the Royal Nassau Sailing
Club, Sunfish at Nassau
Yacht Club and helms the C
class boat named Termite in
Staniel Cay.
On day one of the regatta,
light wind conditions from
four to eight knots combined
with late-day tidal current
and favoured those with
more technical experience
gained racing at the national
and international levels.
Dominating the event was
Donnie Martinborough, who
took top honours with two
first-place finishes and one
third. Martinborough is a
three-time Sunfish World
Champion, who recently fin-
ished fourth at the US Mas-
ters Championship in Sara-
sota, Fla.
Race two was won by Lori
Lowe, a snipe sailor out of
the Royal Nassau Yacht
Club, who crossed the line

2005 National Sunfish Championship

1st Donald Martinborough
2nd Jimmie Lowe
3rd Dwayne Wallace
4th Richard Farrington
5th John Watson Galloway
Top Female Lori Lowe
Top Male Junior Benjamin Myers
Top Female Junior Nioshi Rolle
Most Distinguished Pedro Wassitsch

Complete race results for the 2005 Bahamas National
Sunfish Championship, can be found on the Bahamas
Sailing Association website at:

with a decisive lead over the
fleet, eventually earning her
eighth position overall and
top woman helm. "If the
wind is light, I'm there [com-
petitively]...if not, forget it,"
she had predicted before the
But those diminishing
winds just never picked up,
forcing cancellation of a
fourth race, which actually
drew shouts of relief from
the assembly of sun-beaten
sailors waiting it out at the
start area.
After a cloudless, humid
afternoon, most were anx-
ious to beach their Sunfish
and take in a cooling refresh-
ment at the Staniel Cay
Yacht Club, co-host of the
event with the Nassau Yacht
Club, which provided race

management and organiza-
A windless start to day two
prompted a postponement
and eventual cancellation on
shore, where sailors and
members of the race com-
mittee waited and looked out
over the glassy surface of the
Exumas famed crystal clear
But the lack of wind and
race cancellation didn't
dampen enthusiasm of the
sea-faring locals to bring
more Olympic class sailing
competition to the Family
Islands, drawing on the pas-
sion for racing traditional
Bahamian sloops. Experi-
ence gained racing on Sun-
fish and other Olympic class
boats is recognized as impor-
tant to open opportunities

LEANDER "Magic" Pinder, right, named Exuma Sunfish sailing champion presented by (from
left) John Lawrence, Bahamas Sailing Association, Captain Tony Gray, Staniel Cay, and David
Hocher, Staniel Cay Yacht Club.
(Photo: Andre White)

for successful local sailors to
compete internationally at
one-design regattas.
"We have even more peo-
ple wanting to sail we have
quite a few Sunfish here and
there are even more over in
Black Point but .what hap-
pened [this year] is some of
the boats weren't quite
ready, some were damaged
and needed repair," said
Captain Tony Gray, the
goodwill ambassador. of
Staniel Cay, who also raced
in the event. Gray is a son
of one of the Bahamas' finest
skippers, Rolly Gray, a fix-
ture in the Family Island
Regatta in George Town,
Exuma, since its inception in
Top five among the Exu-
ma sailors in the 2005
National Championship were
Liander "Magic" Pinder of
Black Point, in 12th place
overall, just ahead of Nioshi
Rolle, followed by Loan
Rolle in 15th position, Clyde
Rolle in 21st place and Uriah
"Boyo" Rolle of Staniel

"Staniel Cay has always
had a good racing tradition,
from Rolly Gray and Tidal
Wave and the Family Island
Regattas," says David
Hocher, owner of the Staniel
Cay.Yacht Club, founded by
his father Joe in the 1960s.
"Rolly Gray really put
Staniel Cay on the map in
terms of the community sail-
ing tradition.
"Some of the younger guys
have organized the New
Year's Regatta, then there's
also a cruising regatta," said


The move to change the
venue for the Sunfish
Nationals was prompted by
Bahamas Sailing Association
(BSA) executive John
Lawrence who, like Hocher,
grew up in Staniel Cay. "It
was John's idea; He did all
the work to get it here. We
figured we'd throw the thing
and let people hear about it
and present it as a really fun

regatta. It's a first time thing
for us, but it is the National
Championships of the
Bahamas, and there isn't a
Bahamian around here who
wouldn't want to compete,"
said Hocher.
Now having proven itself
as an ideal location for
dinghy racing, plans are
already in the works at
Staniel Cay to host another
Sunfish Championship and
possibly an International
Optimist class competition
for junior sailors within the
next 12 months.
"You could not have asked
for a better venue," says the
BSA's Lawrence, who was
the regatta chairman. "The
sailing conditions at Staniel
are some of the best you will
find anywhere. Couple that
with the great hospitality of
Staniel Cay, and it is a per-
fect match.
"The camaraderie at this
regatta was excellent and
unparalleled as evidenced at
the numerous social func-
tions that rivaled the racing
on the water," he said.


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