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* By NATARIO McKENZIE
THE father of a baby girl
whose grave, was desecrated
earlier this week said he feels
that it could have beenia'a"hate
In an exclusive interview with
The Tribune yesterday, the
father said that, while he is not
ruling out a cult ritual as a pos-
sible motive, he feels the dese-
cration was more personally
"I'm not ruling out that it was
a hate crime because if someone
could do this to my little girl
who died, imagine what they
could do to someone who is liv-
ing," said 26-year-old Elliott
Brooks, father of the dead
infant, Ellytta Brooks.
"It just tore me up inside that
someone would do something
like that," Mr Brooks said.
"I know I had a lot of falling
outs with a lot of people this
year but I would never do that
to even my enemies.
"Even if it was a hate crime I
can't see who could actually
hate me that much that they
would resort to doing some-
thing like that to a little child,"
Mr Brooks said.
"If it was cult-related, then
why our child? Our child was
not the only child who died in
the ward that day nor the only
child who was buried that day,"
added Mr Brooks.
The baby was stillborn on
September 8 "because, accord-
ing to doctors, her umbilical
cord became wrapped around
her neck twice."
-Mr Brooks said he had not
yet told his wife about the grave
incident because he fears she
may commit suicide.
He said his wife is staying
with relatives who have been
instructed to keep the informa-
tion away from her.
"A lot of people think that
me not telling her may be dis-
honest, but I feel as though she
is not ready for that," Mr
So far, there are no develop-
ments in the case. The body is
still being examined and Mr
Brooks said that once police
have returned his daughter's
body, she will again receive a
A local Catholic official said
yesterday he would not rule out
cult involvement in the dese-
cration of the grave.
"Acts such as this have been
connected with cult worship but
we still don't know who did it
and we don't want to specu-
late," Monsignor Alfred Cul-
mer, chancellor of the archdio-
cese of Nassau, told The Tri-
"The whole situation is just
unsettling. We are obviously
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* STUDENTS outside of D W Davis School yesterday after teachers walked out of the classrooms.
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/Tribune staff)
* By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
MEMBERS of the Electrical
Workers Union (BEWU)
staged a placard protest yester-
day their second within days.
Workers at the BEC Clifton
Pier power station demonstrat-
ed during their lunch break,
claiming that contract workers
were performing jobs outside
Brandishing placards and
.chanting, about 40 workers
marched in the power station
The BEWU claimed that
contract workers were per-
forming jobs Bahamians can do.
SStephano Greene, the union's
secretary general, said the work-
ers were contracted by BEC to
overhaul and perform general
repairs on generator number
seven at the power station.
However, the union has
learnt that an additional con-
tract has been given for minor
repairs on generator number
"Our members never run
from work. This is a demon-
stration to let the government
know that our members are fed
up with BEC and the way they
treat our union members.
"We demand an investigation
into BEC and the way they are
treating our members," he said.
Mr Greene said the union
had a "grave concern" about
illegal immigrant contract work-
ers at the power station.
SEE page 10
* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
ANGRY teachers at D W
Davis School walked out of the
classrooms yesterday, refusing
to return until the Ministry of
Education conducts much-need-
The morning walk-out caused
classes to be suspended for the
rest of the day.
According to teachers Alv-
ina Mortimer and Vanda Moss,
both shop stewards, in the
Bahamas Union of Teachers,
their pleas for the work' to be
completed have fallen on deaf
ears. They say the teachers have
The incident is the latest in a
series of protests by teachers
who have complained about
working conditions due to what
they say is government's failure
to properly repair schools dur-
ing the summer break.
The two women said the
teachers, on union advice,
reported to work, signed in and
then refused to teach.
SEE page 10
* BEWU members hold their placard protest yesterday.
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/Tribune staff)
Parents give Ministry of
Education an ultimatum
IRATE parents have given the Ministry of
Education one week to sort out problems at an
Andros school before going ahead with threats to
withdraw their children from classes.
Ministry officials attended meetings at Lowe
Sound, Andros, to hear a stream of complaints
about primary school principal Mr Cardinal
Parents threatened a school boycott after
repeated attempts to have Mr Woods removed
from his post.
They claim academic standards at Lowe Sound
Primary School have plummeted since the
appointment of Mr Woods six years ago.
"From being one of the best schools in Andros,
it is now one of the worst," said Ms Coralee
Campbell, who is among campaigners calling for
a change at the top.
This week, parents gathered outside the school
compound demanding that Mr Woods be
removed "for the good of our children's educa-
And they kept their children away from class in
protest at Mr Woods' continued presence.
However, after meeting ministry representa-
tives, the parents agreed to send their children
back into class for one week while the matter
was dealt with.
Ms Campbell said: "We are not comfortable
about the way the school is being run. This year
we were able to send only four students into the
top stream at North Andros High.
"We are at our wit's end and took our chil-
dren out of the school in protest. If Mr Woods
stays, we want our children transferred to other
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A look back at '72 election
IN DAYS GONE BY
SEPTEMBER 23, 1972: The second election
victory of the PLP
In Days Gone By looks back at the events
surrounding those days.
POLICE Constable 911 Carroll, half hidden by post at right,
delivers an alleged order from then Commissioner of Police John
Hindmarsh refusing FNM candidate Arthur Foulkes and his cam-
paign workers admission to he police barracks at 7pm on Tuesday.
It was the second time FNM campaign workers have been turned
away at the compound's gate.
SEPTEMBER 11,1972 -Members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force went to the polls at the East Street Barracks in the police mobile
division recreation room in Trip Circle, Freeport, to cast their ballots in the general elections. The police, as is customary, voted early so
as to be free for election duty on September 19 of that year.
OFFICERS of the Delaporte Braniho dfthe PLP gear up for the 1972 general election. At center is future chairman
of PLP and second Prime Minister of the Bahamas Hubert Ingraham.
SEPTEMBER 26,1972 Reverend Arthur Colebrook exhorts
Prime Minister Lynden Pindling to take the city of Nassau which
he has likened to the Biblical city of Jericho that fell when Joshua
blew his trumpet. Rev Colebrook was one of several ministers
who participated in a thanksgiving service at the Southern Recre-
ation Ground to mark the PLP's election victory. From left to
right, front: Marguerite (soon to be Lady) Pindling; the late Prime
Minister Lynden Pindling (soon to be Sir Lynden); Philip Bethel,
former MP for Governors Harbour, Eleuthera; former Rock Sound
MP Preston Albury; the late Rev Arthur Colebrook, pastor of St
Paul's Baptist Church. Back: The late Anthony Roberts, former
minister of Home Affairs; Kennedy Capron.
(Photo by: Franklyn G Ferguson)
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FR3IN I LWSRICE
21, 1972 Prime Min-
ister Lynden Pindling
arrived in Nassau
from his Kemp's Bay
after winning the gen-
His PLP won 29
seats, to the opposi-
tion FNM's eight.
THE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24,2005,CAPANGEW3
* By KARAN MINNIS
GLOBAL warming may not
be the sole cause of the increased
number of hurricanes in recent
In a CNN news report yester-
day, experts said the recent string
of intense storms is a part of the
climate's normal cycle.
According to CNN's website,
Max Mayfield, director of the
National Hurricane Centre in
Miami, told a US Senate sub-
committee that "we're in a peri-
od of heightened hurricane activ-
ity that could last another decade
"The increased activity since
1995 is due to natural fluctua-
tions (and) cycles of hurricane
activity driven by the Atlantic
Ocean itself along with the
atmosphere above it and not
enhanced substantially by global
warming," he testified.
Mayfield's colleague at the
National Hurricane Centre,
meteorologist Chris Landsea said
two recent studies about global
warming and hurricanes raise
more questions than they
He added that the impact of
global warming is "minimal for
the foreseeable future."
Landsea said the studies indi-
cate global warming could
increase hurricane wind speeds
and rainfall by about 5 per cent
100 years from now.
He added however that more
study is needed.
William Gray, a Colorado
State University hurricane pre-
dictor, said that "this year you
can just say nature is averaging
out its climatology."
According to Gray, hurricanes
are driven by cycles of rising
water temperature and salinity
that affect the speed of currents
in the Atlantic.
He explained that the techni-
cal name for the engine driving
the hurricane cycles is the
tion, or AMO, which can cause
droughts in the west and create
hurricanes in the east.
According to Hugh Willough-
by, a hurricane researcher at
Florida International Universi-
ty in Miami, "This cycle has been
repeating back to the Ice Age."
"It's related to changes in the
ocean currents that move heat
northward," he said. "If it's fast,
we get a lot of hurricanes."
"We're just entering a busy
time here," said. Meteorologist
Chris Lauer said: "You see a few
decades of slower activity, fol-
lowed by a few decades of high-
er oscillation. Our position in the
recent increase in hurricane
activity is not caused by global
However, one scientist dis-
agreed with the others. Brenda
Ekwurzel, climate scientist of the
Union of Concerned Scientist's
National Climate Education Pro-
gramme, told CNN that while
global warming might not be
causing hurricanes, it is already
making them more intense.
"We would never point to a
single weather event and blame
global warming," she said.
"While hurricanes have bedev-
iled the gulf coast region for
years, global warming is making
Speaking to The Tribune yes-
terday, Chief Meteorologist in,
the Bahamas Basil Dean agreed
that "it is cyclically a part of
nature for there to be an increase
in the number of hurricanes."
"To some extent, if you look
at it statistically, we do have dif-
ferent cycles when it comes to
hurricanes. During one period
we can have more, and one peri-
od we can have less," he said.
Mr Dean did not however rule
out the effects of global warming.
"Global warming does play a
part, but we cannot totally blame
global warming," he said.
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Government order an
end to blocking of lane
* By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE owners of an East Bay Street
building compound were ordered by
government to "cease and
desist" blocking access to a public
Gates have been erected between
the two buildings on either side of Hal-
l's Lane, a small public thoroughfare
between Dowdeswell and East Bay
The Tribune inquired into the legal-
ity of the gates after receiving com-
plaints from members of the public,
who said they have been denied access
to Hall's Lane by security at the com-
According to the Ministry of Works,
the owners were issued a written order
to stop blocking the lane.
According to senior engineer
Howard Barrett, the problem first
began when the two buildings were
In an effort to protect the construc-
tion site, the road was closed illegally
at night by the developer, he
When the buildings were completed,
Hall's Lane was closed at both ends
by sliding gates installed by the owners.
"Communication was made with the
owners of the buildings advising them
to desist from closing the gates as the
road is a public thoroughfare.
"This was complied with for some
time and then the closure resumed.
"In keeping with the due process of
the law, the Ministry of Works issued
to the owners of the buildings, an order
in writing to cease and desist from this
action," said Mr Barrett.
He said the accessibility of Hall's
Lane is being monitored, and that signs
marking it as a public.road have been
put in place.
South African minister
visits Grand Bahama
* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT The Minister of
Foreign Affairs of the Republic of
South Africa, Dr Nkosasana
Zuma is in Grand Bahama for a
meeting of the Bahamas/South
Africa Joint Bilateral Commis-
sion in Freeport.
Minister of Labour and Immi-
gration Vincent Peet officially
welcomed Dr Zuma and her del-
egation to Freeport on their
arrival Friday afternoon at Grand
Bahama International Airport.
Grand Bahama Port Authority
executives Willie Moss, Albert
Gray and Barry Malcolm were
also present at the airport, where
juhkanooers performed for the
South African group.
During her first day in
Freeport, Dr Zuma attended a
replanting ceremony held 4pm at
the Garnet.Levarity Justice Cen-
Minister of Labour and Immi-
gration Vincent Peet and Grand
Bahama Port Authority chairman
Julian Francis assisted Dr Zuma
as she planted a lignum vitae tree
on the front lawn of the traffic
circle, where they also unveiled
a commemorative plaque.
MINISTER of Labour and Immigration Vincent Peet with
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Africa Dr
Nkosasana Zuma and Grand Bahama Port Authority chairman
(Photo: Derek Carroll)
The lignum vitae tree that was
originally planted two years ago
by South African president
Thabo Mbeki, was destroyed last
September during Hurricane
Mr Francis explained that
lignum vitae means long life and
hoped that the planting is sym-
bolic of the level of commitment
between the two countries.
Minister Peet said the replant-
ing symbolises the country's
resilience and determination to
overcome all obstacles that may
seek to prevent the friendship
established between South Africa
and the Bahamas.
Dr Zuma thanked the
Bahamas for all it did for the peo-
ple of South African during the
"The planting of the national
tree (by President Mbeki) is a
symbol of the everlasting friend-
ship and co-operation between
the two countries. We are replant-
ing this tree (today) to show that
our 'friendship could never be
destroyed by anything," she said.
"I also think we should reflect a
bit more on the fact that this is a
rude reminder that collectively
we have a responsibility to our
"So, I think this replanting
should be a commitment and
rededication of our two countries
to work tirelessly to make sure
that we look after our environ-
ment for future generations," Dr
Dr Zuma and her delegation
toured Freeport and Lucayan
Harbour. The Grand Bahama
Port Authority also hosted them
to a dinner reception on Friday
evening at the Westin at Our
The meeting of Joint Bilateral
Commission will open at 9am on
Saturday at Our Lucaya Resort.
Following President Mbeki's
state visit in 2003, The Bahamas
and South Africa signed a bilat-
eral agreement in 2004, which
formed a joint commission on
trade, tourism, health, education
and cultural matters,
The commission, which com-
prised of ministerial representa-
tives from both countries in five
'sector groups' will examine areas
of bilateral co-operation.
Minister of Trade and Indus-
try Leslie Miller, Attorney Gen-
eral and Minister of Education
Alfred Sears and Minister Peet
will attend meetings.
Foreign Affairs Minister Fred
Mitchell is expected to arrive in
Freeport from New York on Sat-
urday afternoon to join the meet-
ings, which will conclude at 4pm
on Saturday with closing address-
es and a press conference.
The Mr Mitchell will host a
farewell dinner for Dr Zuma on
* ACCORDING to the Ministry of Works, the owners
were issued a written order to stop blocking the lane (above).
Storm system 'may
develop next week'
* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
ANOTHER tropical storm
system may develop near the
Bahamas by the middle of next
week as this year's unusual hur-
ricane season continues.
Following the pattern that has
emerged this season, a tropical
wave is once again moving
towards the Bahamas and is
expected to strengthen into the
next tropical storm.
Forecasters say they have yet
to determine the exact reason
for the high number of massive
storms forming so close to the
Florida coast and near the
Bahamas this season.
At press time last nightfore-
casters were closely watching a
system brewing some 500 miles
south of Bermuda.
Chief Meteorology Officer
Basil Dean told The Tribune that
although it is still too early to
predict how this latest wave will
affect the Bahamas, the system
"Right now we can't tell yet
if it could hurt us or not," he said.
Tensions are high in the region
as the. last two storm systems to
develop in Bahamian waters
have led to very strong hurri-
"What has happened this year
is very unusual. We've had many
of the stronger storms, and now
the last two major hurricanes,
develop right near or over us,"
Mr Dean said that although
high temperatures and resulting
warm waters around the
Bahamas are contributing to the
development of hurricanes, it is
yet unclear why this region has
been such a hotbed for storms
"This situation warrants
research. From a forecasters
standpoint there is nothing we
can directly put our finger on as
to why so many storms are form-
ing close to us this season," he
Hurricane Katrina, which dev-
astated New Orleans, and Hur-
ricane Rita, which last night was
threatening the gulf coast, both
developed close to the Bahamas.
Hurricane Ophelia and tropi-
cal storms Franklin, Harvey and
Nate also formed near the
Bahamas or Bermuda.
Chris Sisko, meteorologist at
the National Hurricane Centre in
Miami, told US media that usu-
ally, storms come from West
"That hasn't been the case this'
year," he said adding that only_
two storms Alex and Gaston
- formed so close to the coast
However, Mr Dean said that
although it is unfortunate for the
United States, the recent pattern
of storm development means for
the Bahamas that storm systems
do not have sufficient time to
strengthen enough to signifi-
cantly impact our islands.
"This fact lets me relax some-
what, although a very active hur-
ricane season was predicted we
have not yet been at the receiv-
ing end of it," he said.
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WHILE Hurricane Katrina was
in the process of devastating the gulf
coast of the United States, a pleasant
impression of Bahamians and the
Bahamas was being left in the mem-
ories of an American couple.
Pam Colarusso, a Senior Chan-
nel Sales Specialist, and her hus-
band landed in Grand Bahama
when they were headed to Atlantis,
Paradise Island, Nassau.
They wrote of their experience
two weeks ago vowing that because
of it they will continue to visit the
Bahamas again and again.
Here is Mr And Mrs Colarusso's
account of their experience.
I write to you today to say,
Thank you to the people of Freeport
and Nassau, Bahamas.
My husband and I have just
returned from a vacation in The
Freeport was not our vacation
destination, but due to a poor geo-
graphic understanding on my part,
we found ourselves at the Freeport:
Airport Wednesday, August 24,
2005. When asked by the Customs
Agent where we were staying, we
replied, "The Atlantis Resort." The
kind Customs Officer was quick to
let us know that we had made a mis-
take and we were, in fact, 100 miles
from our desired destination.
He gave us directions on where
to go and the approximate cost it
would be to fly over to Nassau. He
also let us know there was a storm
coming that may prevent us from
travelling to Nassau today. He was
very polite and was sure to let us
know that Freeport would be a
FINE place to spend the night.
We were determined to reach
Nassau and mide our. yay. tzihe
Domestic terniia tio seek'out"th '
next flight to Nassau. Bahamasair
did not have a flight leaving until
7.30 p.m. We then turned to West-
ern Air to see if they had an earlier
flight. Their next flight was sched-
utiled to depart at 5.00 p.m. Only
three hours from now versus 5 1/2.
Western Air had won our business.
We moved to the outside of the
airport to wait for our flight. As we
sat, we saw the good people of
Freeport coming and going, always
smiling and saying, "Hello" and
"How are you?" I thought this a
little odd since, being from the Unit-
ed States, people there just don't do
that and if they did, you'd think
they were about to rob you!
For the next hour, we sat, frus-
trated by our own mistake but,
thanks to the people of Freeport we
smiled more often than frowned
while we waited for our plane to
It was 3.00 p.m. when Harvey
from Western Air had the sad task
of telling us that the airport was clos-
ing due to the storm they called Kat-
rina. The earliest we would be able
to leave would be tomorrow.
After going through a series of
semotions, we resigned ourselves to
the fact that we would have to stay
in Freeport for the night. We asked
Harvey if there was a hotel nearby.
Immediately, his supervisor, Tonel,
who is the Regional Manager of
Operations for Western Air pointed
out a hotel just down the road and
then proceeded to ask Harvey to
drop me there on his way home.
I thought, "These people are so
nice WOW." I then asked if
there was a casino in Freeport (to
help pass the time until we could
get to Nassau). Again, Tonel was
quick to let us know about the casi-
no just 15 minutes away and offered
to come by the hotel and pick us up
and take us there since she herself
was staying at the hotel next to the
Again WOW the kindness
shown to us just kept going. As
promised, Tonel came by our hotel
about 30 minutes after our arrival
and took us to the casino. We
thanked her profusely for her kind-
ness and we parted ways.
After having gambled in the casi-
no for an hour or so, my husband
and I thought we should.have dinner
and ventured across the street to a
little cafe for dinner. We sat outside,
prepared to endure Whatever weath-
er would come our way.
As we waited for our dinner, we
saw Tonel and a co-worker walk by
and into the restaurant where we
were dining. I told my husband we
should invite them to join us. I went
inside and asked for their compa-
...They seemed alltoo happystoijoin
us. Tonel introduced us to Ali, a'
pilot for Western Air. We had a
lovely meal and enjoyed the com-
pany of two of your fine Bahamian
citizens (both are from Nassau), and
we parted company once more.
Thursday, 8/25 my husband
and I were anxiously awaiting the
opening of the Freeport Airport to
continue on to our final destination
We called at 7.00 a.m. only to
learn that the airport was still closed
in Freeport (open in Nassau) and
to call back at 12.00 for an
update. We took a taxi back to the
casino (all Freeport taxi drivers are
courteous and friendly).
We walked to the shops across
from the casino that were now
closed due to the storm. We called
Western Air in Nassau to get an
update on the Freeport Airport sit-
uation the airport was still closed
but, we should call back at 3.00 for
Just as we hung up the phone, a
passerby had heard us talking and
asked about the airport situation.
We gave him our information, only
to learn that he too, worked for
He was very kind (we were dis-
appointed we didn't get his name)
and told us to try to make the best of
it and perhaps tomorrow the airport
would be open. We made the best of
our evening in Freeport eyery-
one, from taxi drivers to wait staff in
restaurants to casino personnel nd
hotel staff, were MAGNIFICENT!
Friday morning ALAS, we
are able to fly to Nassau THE
AIRPORT IS OPEN! Very excit-
ed, we ask our hotel staff to request
a taxi to take us to the airport. But at
5.30 a.m. there are not a lot of taxis
on the road no one is answering
their phone. ... ;,,
In true Freeport-hospitality,-the
'hotel staffer offers to take us'to the
airport himself. Just before he could,
a taxi pulls up and takes us there.,
Many, many thanks to the hotel staff
of the Royal Palms Hotel & Resdrt'
-for their kindness and support dur-
ing this little airport mishap.
We reach the airport and see&our'
friends, Tonel and Harvey, closely'
followed by Ali, the pilot. Minutes.,
later, the man who asked us for an
update on the weather the'dayl
before walks in he too is apil6...
I thanked Tonel and Harvey for,
their kindness and headed for' th-'
gate where we are escorted by iar:,
vey out to the small 10 or 12,seatt
plane. We shook Harvey's hand and:
thanked him once again.
As we enter the plane, I see-q our
pilots are Ali and the other gentle.;
man we met the day before. I could!
not feel more comforted or happier
to have these two men flying s to
Nassau. I felt like family and knew;
they would do the very best to get
their 'family' to where theywbeir-
going, safely. -
The flight was brilliant. Ouirpil6ts
were professional and courteoust;
Ali, in true gentleman's fashion,;
helped this lady down the steps of
the small plane. I was proud to.
shake his hand to thank him and;
say, "Good-bye." ,'
A quick taxi ride from N1ss.au;
Airport to the Atlantis Resort,:
where we were again greeted by,
friendly*Bahamians. Our Guest Ser-,
vices Rep Nolan iad the sad task of,
infornfing us that our hotel resesr-'
vation had been cancelled since y.~e
did not arrive two days earlir/.Hfe
saw the disappointment on my fa4e
and said, "Why don't you gohaiye
some breakfast and I'll see vyha I'
can do." Feeling completely draiield,'
we agreed. '
About 3/4 of an hour latefr,we
return to the front desk where Nolhi
was pleased to let us know the ihad'
found us a room and because' we:
had been so nice, he found:us:a'
beautiful comer room with an ocean
view. Thank you, Nolan, for your
hospitality and professionalism., :
The remainder of our stay in
Nassau was just as we'd imagined,
it would be from our prior two trips
to The Bahamas gorgeous weath-
er, fabulous food, exciting night life
and no details left unattended by
the staff at the Atlantis Resort.,
I say, "Thank you" to the peOple
of The Bahamas for takingvhat
could have been a miserable Vacai-
tion and turning it into the holida of
a lifetime. We WILL return to"The
Bahamas, again and again andagain'
- because of YOU, it's people..
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THE~OCLNW TRBNIAUDY L ~~ 4 U~ A~
* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
I agree with a writer that
the Bahamas government is
responsible for the illegal
immigration situation. I
came here legally as a child
in ,the 1960's. I had to get a
permit even to go to school
and reside with my parents.
The law was: Any child
born in the Bahamas of ille-
gal parents was the nation-
ality of their parents and
NOT BAHAMIAN. The
Defence Force boats are
always out of commission
and not patrolling consis-
tently. There are persons
helping in smuggling, selling
passports, birth certificates,
work permits and maybe
even citizenship. Better
background checks on
Haitians and others need to
be done because of the vio-
lence in their country.
There was blatant failure
to charge employers of ille-
gal persons. That's where
money is gotten to pay rent
and send back to their
homeland. There is now a
plan going on where
employers who are charged,
have to pay an institution
such as Children's Emer-
gency Hostel, etc. Those
persons charged should also
pay for repatriation. Tax
dollars should not be done
Selling citizenship votes is
selling your country. The
next Bahamian generation
is soon being outnumbered!
There is a thing called
MERCY, but when a
NATION'S sovereignty is
under threat of being under
siege the government must
eradicate corruption, under-
handed dealings and do
things decently, and in
order, according to the
"I vex with these gas com-
panies and the ridiculous
price of fuel. I am also vex
with the government
because although Mr Miller
says the government tax
can't be changed, I think
that if they stop living high
on the hog and focused on
other revenue collections
then it might be possible to
bring the gas tax down and
collect the money some-
Where else, where it don't
hit people pockets so hard.
I also think that the gas
company could also redirect
their expenses because we
know they make more mon-
ey in the li'l stores at the
gas station than on gas.
Why You Happy?
"For the second time this
month, the Bahamas has
been spared the wrath of a
major hurricane. Thank
God, but I want everyone
know we cannot rest down
our guards; we still have a
couple weeks to go so make
sure you have your supplies
ready, because these storms
are forming right on our
Are you vex or happy?
Let us know; fax your feel-
ings to The Tribune at 328-
Mitchell calls for reform
to help smaller states
* By KARAN MINNIS
THE present structures of
global governance must be
reformed to allow smaller voices
to be heard, Foreign Affairs Min-
ister Fred Mitchell told the Unit-
Speaking at the 60th session of
the UN General Assembly, Mr
Mitchell called for member states
to help ensure that international
decision making bodies operate
Minister of Foreign Affairs at the UN
"It would be nearly impossi-
ble, for small states in particular,
to sustain any meaningful gains
from the process of globalisation
without a voice and participation
in international decision making
and norm setting bodies," he said.
"It is for this reason that the
VIEWING platforms will allow nature enthusiasts to
observe local wildlife from a whole new prospective.
Cheque to help put police
reserves in driving seat
COMMONWEALTH Bank has hit another high note with the
Royal Bahamas Police Reserves, answering their call to help pur-
chase a 37-seater passenger bus.
The reserves need the bus to accommodate their choir, drill teams,
and marching band.
Officer-in-charge of the reserves Superintendent Richard Gardiner
says the reserves need transportation in order to meet the demands
of their outreach programmes in the community.
He said that the newly established Reserves Band has gained
popularity but has been unable to commit to performances because
it had no way of reaching venues.
Charles Knowles, IT vice president of Commonwealth Bank, pre-
sented a cheque in aid of the bus fund to the reserves on Wednesday.
"The reserves who will be using the bus are elated and happy to
know that corporate citizens appreciate them enough to
make a donation towards assisting their request," said Supt
"The donation comes at a time when it is needed and we ask oth-
er companies to follow Commonwealth Bank in making donations,"
he added. "In the end, not only the reserves and police department
will benefit, but also the Bahamian public and visitors alike."
Commonwealth Bank is the largest publicly-held company in the
Bahamas and supports a wide range of community efforts.
The Regional Certificate in Addiction
Qualified persons are asked to return the completed
applications to the office of the Resident Tutor on
By 15th October 2005
The nine month Certificate Programme is due to begin
The programme includes courses in Fundamental Concepts in
Addictions, Pharmacology, Communication Skills, Programming
for Special Populations, Prevention, An Integrative Seminar: An
Independent Study Project, Counseling Skills and a Practicum in
Applicants are expected to be able to satisfy the university's criteria
for Matriculation, and must have attained a basic level of secondary
education, with adequate language, science and math skills
Applications can be obtained from
The University's Representative's Office
Or from the office of Dr Nelson Clarke at Sandilands Rehabilitation
An application fee of $100 is required, and must accompany the
(By bank draft only)
Bahamas is encouraged by the
discussions during the High-level
Dialogue on Financing for Devel-
opment held earlier this year,"
said the minister.
Mr Mitchell explained that
those discussions had confirmed
that there is a place for the UN in
all aspects of global standard set-
ting and assessment.
"Dialogue clearly demonstrat-
ed that there is a need to address
the democratic deficit in many of
the international economic, finan-
cial and trade institutions," he
told the delegates.
"At this podium last year, the
Bahamas called for the convening
of a global forum to address the
unfairness of unelected bodies
imposing mandates that are
unfunded upon developing
economies like ours in the region,
and without our countries having
an opportunity to be heard and to
influence the result."
"We make the call once again
for that forum, and pledge that
the Bahamas will continue to
work toward levelling the play-
ing field, particularly in the finan-
cial services sector," Mr Mitchell
Bank donation is only
natural for National Trust
THE National Trust's dream of an interactive
natural park in the heart of New Providence is
closer to becoming a reality thanks to a generous
donation by Commonwealth Bank.
The park, located near Harrold Road, is envi-
sioned to include nature .trails, boardwalks over
mangroves and wetlands, a small nature centre
and an attractive viewing platform.
"National parks have long been a component
of the Bahamian landscape, yet they were located
away from the highest concentration of citizens
and the epicentres of the tourism industry," said
Chris Hamilton, executive director of the Trust.
In 2002, the Trust acquired 250 acres just off
Harrold Road in the heart of Nassau and sought
donations to help make the part a reality.
"This new park, Harrold and Wilson Ponds-
National Park (HWPNP) is close to the majority of
the Bahamas' population and close to tourist areas.
As such, it has unlimited potential for education,
eco-tourism and for quiet recreation," Hamilton
He said the park, with its vast acreage of wetlands
to attract birdlife, broad-leafed woodlands, stands
of pine and mangrove swamps, will be a natural
oasis minutes from a thoroughfare travelled by
thousands of motorists every day.
The Harrold and Wilson Pond area was desig-
nated an Important Bird Area in 2002, after being
declared a national park.
The ponds support 102 species of birds and are
the roosting area for large numbers of herons,
egrets and cormorants.
Immediate plans call for protection of wildlife
and its habitat, the development of public viewing
and education areas, and opportunities for recre-
ational activities in one of the island's last intact nat-
Plans call for hiring a park warden/educator,
creating a local site support group, working with
Tourism officials to develop bird-watching as an
eco-tourism attractions and the installation of the
nature centre, boardwalks, interpretive signs, view-
ing station, parking lot, composting areas and more.
The park is part of a system of some 25 parks
covering 700,000 acres in the Bahamas managed by
"This gift is very heartening and it shows that
Commonwealth Bank cares," Hamilton said.
"We are proud and honoured to support the
development of a national park located near a busy
population centre where working people, the elder-
ly and children of all ages can come to enjoy nature,
to escape stress, feel rejuvenated and experience the
true, pristine beauty of the Bahamas," said Carole
Strachan, vice president of audits and inspections at
Commonwealth Bank, the country's largest pub-
licly-held company, supports a wide range of com-
munity efforts. -.
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Entertainers are on-song in
support of hurricane victims
ON THURSDAY night,
local entertainers gathered to
produce an evening of authen-
tic Bahamian music in support
of the victims of Hurricane
The event was held at Da
Island Club at the Nassau
Beach Hotel and proceeds "
were raised to be used as part.
of the Bahamas for America #
Performers included Abigail
Charlow, KB, Funky D,
Berkley Vanbyrd, Jay
Mitchell, Pat Rolle, Ronnie
Butler, the Dicey Doh singers,
Ezra Hepburn, Ronnie Arm-
brister, John Chipman,
Nehemiah Hield, Veronica
Bishop, Duke Errol Strachan,
Freddie Munnings Jr, Raphael
Munnings, Count Bernadino,
and the Bahamen.
Co-chairman of the
Bahamas for America fund
Franklyn Wilson described the
event as "phenomenal".
"It was just a magical
evening," he said.
Mr Wilson said US Ambas-
sador John Rood, his deputy
Brent Hardt and their wives,
"thoroughly enjoyed it."
"It was a packed house and
the support was tremendous,"
Mr Wilson said, adding that he
is looking forward to the
telethon that is being organ-
ised by the Bahamas for
He said that because of the ..
calibre of Bahamian talent
joining the hurricane relief
effort, the telethon which
will be broadcast on Septem-
ber 30 "is shaping up to be a
very spectacular thing."
E CLOCKWISE FROM A
TOP: The legendary Ronnie
Butler; Tony Seymiour'Jr;,-son
of Bahamian 'Golden Boy'
singer Tony Seymour Sr,
Elkin Coakley Jr, Frankie
Zhivargo, Dwayne Curtis,
Fonnie Butler, Anita Ellis,
Frankie Wilson, Tony Sey-
mour, Duke Errol.
(Photos: Franklyn .
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THE BAHAMAS CONFERENCE
OF THE METHODIST CHURCH
SHillside Estates, Baltic Avenue, off
" P.O. Box SS-5103, Nassau, Bahan
Phone: 393-3726/393-2355/Fax: 3
1 -CHURCH SERVICES
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25,2005
* LAY PREACHERS' SUNDAY
ASCENSION METHODIST CHURCH, Rrince Charles Drive
11:00 a.m. Rev. Dr. Laverne Lockhart
COKE MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH, Bernard Road
11:00 a.m. Pastor Sharon Loyley
CURRY MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH, Zion Boulevard
10:00 a.m. Rev. Carlos Thompson
7:00 p.m. Rev. Carlos Thompson
EBENEZER METHODIST CHURCH, East Shirley Street
11:00 a.m. Pastor Martin Loyley
7:00 p.m. Pastor Martin Loyley
GLOBAL VILLAGE METHODIST CHURCH, Queen's College
9:30 a.m. Rev. James Neilly
ST. MICHAEL'S METHODIST CHURCH, Churchill Avenue
8:00 a.m. Connections Rev. Philip Stubbs
9:30 a.m. Rev. Philip Stubbs
TRINITY METHODIST CHURCH, Frederick Street
11:00 a.m. Rev, William Higgs
7:00 p.m. Rev. William Higgs
"RENEWAL" on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on ZNS 1
Your Host: Rev. William Higgs
"METHODIST MOMENTS" on each weekday at 6:55 a.m.
Your Host: Rev. William Higgs
UPCOMING CONFERENCE EVENT
Ordination Service for Rev. Marie Neilly will be held on Friday,
October 21, 2005, Wesley Methodist Church, Harbour island at
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th, 2005
7:00A.M. Rev. Philip Stubbs/ Mrs. Nathalie Thompson
11:00A.M. Mr. Ernest Miller/ Mrs. Alice Woodside
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7:00p.m. Evening Service; U.M.D. Rally
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Sunday School: 10am
Preachering 11am & 7:30pm
Radio Bible Hour:
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Wed. Prayer & Praise 7:30pm
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Pastor: H. Mills Phone: 393-0563 Box N-3622
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Telephone: 322-8304 or 325-1689 P.O. Box N-1566
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SUNDAY 8:30am ZNS-1
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US Embassy moves
gear with Blood Drive
THE United States
'Embassy conducted an
,on-site Blood Drive for
'its personnel on Septem-
A total of 21 American
'and Bahamian employees
,participated by donating
one pint of blood each.
Proceeds went to the
;Princess Margaret Hospi-
tal blood bank.
PMH medical technolo-
gists Tania Roberts and
Glenville Roberts were on
hand to do the collecting.
The requirements were
simple: donors filled out a
basic medical form, fol-
lowed by a quick blood
pressure chpck and then
the procedure began, last-
ing about 20 minutes.
Following their dona-
enjoyed pizza provided by
Ambassador John Rood.
Carol Clowes, RN,
Embassy health unit co-
the importance of volun-
teering to give blood.
"Everyone expects blood
to be there when we need
it but right now PMH is in
desperate need. We're
glad we were able to
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Bacardi Happy Hour @ Power Boat Adven-
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Ladies Night @ Power Boat Adventures Bar
and Grill, every Saturday. Ladies free, Gents,
$10 all night. Bacardi Big Apple and other
drink specials all night long.
Wild Jungle, each and every Wednesday
night @ Club Trappers, Nassau's "upscale".
gentleman's club. Featuring a female body
painting extravaganza. Free body painting
(a 8 pm. Ladies always welcome. Admission:
Men free before 10 pm. Females free. There
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Saturday Night Live every Saturday night @
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Karaoke Music Mondaze @ Topshotters
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started. Party from 8pm-until.
Reggae Tuesdays @ Bahama Boom. Cover
charge includes a free Guinness and there
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Hump Day Happy Hour @ Topshotters
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The Pit @ Bahama Boom, every Thursday.
Doors open at 9pm, showtime 11.30pm. Cov-
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Fantasy Fridays @ Fluid Lounge, featuring
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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. Flavoured Fri-
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Flavoured Martinis, 2 for $10; Smirnoff
Flavoured Mixed Drinks, 3 for $10. Bahami-
an 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, featuring
CraigBOO, Unkle Funky'and Sworl'wide on
Chill Out Sundays @ Coco Loco's, Sandy-
port, from 4pm-until, playing deep, funky
chill moods with world beats.
TooLooSe @ Indigo Restaurant on West
Bay St and Skyline Drive. Singer/songwriter
Steven Holden performs solo with special
guests on Thursday from 9pm midnight.
The Graham Holden Deal @ The Green Par-
rot....David Graham, Steve Holden, Tim Deal
and Friends perform Sunday, 7pm 10pm
@ Hurricane Hole on Paradise Island.
Jay Mitchell and Hot KC @ Palm Court
Lounge, British Colonial Hilton, Wednes-
Sunday Night Interlude @ Briteley's Restau-
rant & Lounge, Eneas St off Poinciana Dri-
ve. 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-
takes the viewer on a journey through the his-
tory of fine art in the Bahamas. It features
signature pieces from the national collec-
tion, including recent acquisitions by Blue
Curry, Antonius Roberts and Dionne Ben-
jamin-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 Terrace, Cen-
treville. Call 323-4482 for more info.
Diabetes Directions a FREE diabetic support
group meets the first Monday of each month
at 6.30pm at New Providence Community
Centre, Blake Road. Dinner is provided and
free blood sugar, blood pressure and cho-
lesterol testing is available. For more info
call 702-4646 or 327-2878
of the American Heart Association offers
CPR classes certified by the AHA. The
course defines the warning signs of respira-
tory 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 Representative 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 Din-
ing Room, College Avenue off Moss Road.
Club 9477 meets Friday, 7pm @ Bahamas
Baptist Community College Rm A19, Jean
St. Club 3956 meets Thursday, 7.30pm @
British Colonial Hilton. Club 1600 meets
Thursday, 8.30pm @ SuperClubs Breezes.
Club 7178 meets Tuesday, 6pm @ The J
Whitney Pinder Building, Collins Ave.
Club 2437 meets every second, fourth and
fifth Wednesday at the J Whitney Pinder
Building, Collins Ave at 6pm. Club 612315
meets M6ohday 6pm @ Wyndham Nassau
Resort, Cable' Beach. Club 753494 meets
every Wednesday, 6pm-8pm in the
Solomon's Building, East-West Highway.
Club Cousteau 7343 meets every Tuesday
night 'at 7.30 in the Chickcharney Hotel,
Fresh Creek, Central Andros. All are wel-
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Eta Psi Omega
chapter meets every second Tuesday, 6.30pm
@ the Eleuthera Room in the Wyndham
Nassau Resort, Cable Beach.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity meets every first
Tuesday, 7pm @ Gaylord's Restaurant,
Dowdeswell St. Please call 502-4842/377-
4589 for more info.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity meets every sec-
ond Tuesday, 6.30pm @ Atlantic House, IBM
Office, 4th floor meeting room.
The Nassau, Bahamas Pan-Hellenic Council
(NPHC) meets every third Monday of the
month in the Board Room of the British
Colonial Hilton Hotel, Bay St.
Nassau Council 10415 Knights of Columbus
meets the second and fourth Wednesday of
the month, 8pm @ St Augustine's Mones-
Nassau Bahamas Koinonia meets every sec-
ond 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 @ Superclubs
Breezes, Cable Beach, 6pm.
AMISTAD, a Spanish club meets the third
Friday of the month at COB's Tourism
Training Centre at 7pm in Room 144 during
the academic year. The group promotes the
Spanish language and culture in the com-
THE TIBUN SATRDAYSEPTMBER24,C205,NAGES
HISTORY has vividly
H shown that some of
the world's greatest empires
were destroyed, not by supe-
rior military might from with-
out, but rather by moral decay
One of our favourite biblical
stories tells how Abraham
negotiated down from fifty to
ten the number of righteous
persons that would be accept-
able to God in exchange for
His saving the city of Sodom.
When even ten righteous per-
sons could not be found, God
destroyed both Sodom and
We suppose that our coun-
try, if given a comparative
option today, would suffer a
similar fate for the lack of
even the minimum number of
righteous that would be
required. Here, we confess
unequivocally our own
unrighteousness, less some
misguided souls venture to
suggest that we write what fol-
lows from a standpoint of self-
righteousness. Moreover, the
truth is that we all have sinned
and fallen short of the glory
Life is an ever-revealing
experience and its messages
so unique and varied that
many lessons can be garnered
from each single episode.
Strange though it may seem, it
is nevertheless true that if
twenty of us, having witnessed
a single event, were later to
be asked to describe the same,
while we would no doubt
recite the identical impres-
sions, there nevertheless
would be some aspects that
each of us would have seen
Such was the case in our vis-;
it to a friend's recent family
reunion where, to most in
attendance, it was merely an
occasion to meet and mingle
with relatives known and pre-
GEOR G E
viously unknown and to prof-
fer the old Bahamian hope:
"that we be strangers no
We, however, while sharing
the same general view, saw in
that gathering something
more profound. Indeed, we
saw a possible solution to the
many problems presently
besetting our beautiful
In our youth, whenever we
had lost something when sent
on an errand, we were always
advised by our elders to
retrace, our tracks from.where
we were to where we came
from and, in so doing, we were
certain to find that which we
Just as this piece of advice
was so effective with individ-
uals in the past, we do feel
M AC K E
that the same can bod
for our nation today.
Simply because: wha
nation if not just a vas
bination of families?
It is a natural fact tl
basic unit of any so
indeed any nation, is th
ily unit. Accepting this,
fore, we can all shape th
of society we desire our
by instilling in our resp
families such whole
virtues as honesty, ind
fair play, integrity, and,
all, respect for the diffi
between right and wroi
If sufficient families
their make-up these trio
proven tenets, then the
would be reflected i
everyday life of our nati(
things would indeed be
New staff member for
Pyramid as agency
* JESSICA Robertson with general manager Tanya Finlayson-Tynes.
PYRAMID Marketing announced that Jessica
Robertson has joined its management and cre-
The new addition to the team comes as the
eight-year-old full-service advertising, market-
ing and public relations firm undergoes a corpo-
rate restructuring exercise.
Since its launch in 1997, Pyramid Marketing
has served primarily as an in-house agency for
Associated Bahamian Distillers and Brewers Lim-
ited's members and products.
These include the Bums House Group of Com-
panies and Solomon's Mines.
To date, the company has operated within the
Burns House Group corporate structure; how-
ever effective Thursday, September 15, Pyramid
Marketing is operating as an independent entity.
According to general manager Tanya Fin-
layson-Tynes, the change in structure enables the
company to seek a more diverse client base while
providing top level service and solutions for its
"This is the direction we have envisioned Pyra-
mid moving in for quite some time, and now that
we have realised this goal, we have the team in
place t6 make it work. Our copy writers, design-
ers and account executives are some of the best
the industry has to offer and we are confident in
our ability to provide the highest level of service
to our clients," she said.
Robertson has five years experience in Bahami-
an advertising, marketing and public relations,
as well as vast experience in the local media.
She currently serves as news director on Joy
FM, and has worked for a number of other local
and international news organisations including
the BBC World Service, the Associated Press,
ZNS and The Tribune.
Her responsibilities at Pyramid Marketing
include general management, client services and
new business development.
Pyramid Marketing Services, located on St
Alban's Drive, is a full service advertising, mar-
keting, design and public relations firm.
Following the re-structuring exercise, Pyramid
Marketing remains a part of Associated
Bahamian Distillers And Brewers Limited
in The Bahamas.
T The greatest contributing
factor to most of our social
ills, particularly crime, is the
Y breakdown of family life in
The Bahamas. This is reflect-
ed in our high rate of illegiti-
macy, particularly among
de well teenagers, which now pro-
Why? duces grandmothers in their
at is a late twenties. In this latter
3t com- grouping, child rearing and
nurturing becomes tanta-
hat the mount to the blind leading the
ie fam- Add to this sad state of
there- affairs the ever-increasing
he kind number of divorces, which
rs to be nowadays are easily obtain-
pective able, and which often leave in
their wake many frustrated
When junior high school
dropouts become mothers in
eed their early teens, their off-
spring are virtually doomed
L to suffer at least an incomplete
education if not a repeat of
this vicious cycle. In an ever-
changing high tech world,
their employment chances will
by be at best extremely remote.
Some of our leaders reli-
gious and otherwise refrain
from addressing these issues
out of fear of being accused
of being contributors to the
problem. Be this as it may,
re what is needed now is for all
of us to repent, get our houses
in order, and then get on with
doing God's work.
When we look with sadness
upon the gradual moral decay
of our once beautiful and
some internationally exemplary
lustry, Bahamaland, pondering how
above we came to be the way we are
erence today, we cannot help but
-g. reflect on-a scene from the old
popular television series "Dal-
las". In that scene, a business
colleague asks J R how he
could live with himself, given
the bad things he did to other
people. Without pausing to
think, J R promptly replies:
"When personal integrity is
gone, the rest is a piece of
Just as this is so patently
true of individuals, the same is
also patently true of nations
- even our very own Com-
monwealth of The Bahamas.
Let us all therefore resolve to
do our best in enhancing fam-
ily life and, in so doing, we
would not only be saving
Bahamian families, but also.
our Bahamian nation.
Think on these things.
(George W Mackey's book
"Millennium Perspectives", a
compilation of Viewpoints and
other interesting topics, is ovail-
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"It is a natural fact that the
basic unit of any society, ind
any nation, is the family unil
Accepting this, therefore, we
can all shape the kind of
society we desire ours to be 1
instilling in our respective
families such wholesome
virtues as honesty, industry,
fair play, integrity, and, above
all, respect for the difference
between right and wrong."
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2005, PAGE 9
ON THE SIXTIETH
SIR RONALD OBSE
ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITED
RVES THAT SMALL
STATES NEED A STRONGER
DW Davis School teachers
walk out of classrooms
FROM page one
Ms Moss said there had
been an obvious breakdown
between administration and
She said the school had seri-
ous problems that need to be
addressed immediately as they
not only affected the teach-
ers, but were not satisfactory
for students either.
Taking The Tribune on a
tour of the facility, Ms Davis
pointed out the gym area,
which had a strong odour of
She explained that one of
the toilets was taken out of a
nearby bathroom and placed
on the side of the wall.
Despite the fact that it had not
been connected to any plumb-
ing, someone had been using
She said one small class-
room in that area had been
designated to accommodate
39 students, including one stu-
dent in a wheelchair.
"I don't know how that stu-
dent was assigned to us,
because we do not have a
ramp or a handicap accessible
bathroom. She cannot even
go the second floor because
there is no elevator," she said.
In addition, Ms Moss said
that classrooms are infested
with rats and roaches and that,
when it rains, the grounds
become a swimming pool
through which teachers and
students must wade to get to
Ms Mortimer added that
FROM page one
"We cannot allow a generation of Lowe
Sound schoolchildren to suffer any longer. We
think they deserve the same quality of educa-
tion as other children on the island and we
have put up with this for too long."
Mr Woods was accused of being "too lax"
with staff, allowing them to come and go as
Mrs Campbell said children were leaving the
school unable to read or write properly, putting
them at a severe disadvantage.
On Wednesday, she said only about five per
cent of children attended classes. "This is not a
personal thing against Mr Woods or the teach-
"We just think Mr Woods doesn't have it in
him to control some of the staff. At least two of
them are very good, but, others are not per-
although the school may look
attractive from the road, once
you are up close things are
She showed The Tribune a
three-page list of repairs, com-
piled by the union, which still
had to be completed.
They include new doors in
several classrooms and mak-
ing a number of repairs to fans
According to the list, the sci-
ence lab needs painting,
hinges are off the doors,
chemicals are leaking and not
labelled and the lab has no
running water. The bathrooms
are leaking water and possi-
Ms Moss noted that there
are things that teachers and
students can do to improve
forming as they should.
"Our children are falling behind, yet Lowe
Sound used to be the top primary school in
North Andros. Now it has deteriorated."
Ms Campbell said the Ministry of Educa-
tion moved Mr Woods after earlier complaints,
but he was reinstated following union inter-
"The fact is we don't have any confidence in
him as principal," she added, "We have had
meetings with Mr Woods and his staff to let
them know how we feel. Now we want action
from the ministry."
A 100-name petition has been raised among
disgruntled families to highlight concerns.
Yesterday, Ms Campbell said the ministry
had asked for time to investigate and parents
had agreed to this.
The Ministry of Education and Mr Woods
failed to return The Tribune's calls.
their surroundings. She said
the school had always had
fund-raisers to make changes
and that students did what
they could to keep the area
"I don't know any teachers
who would sit back and allow
the desecration of the
schools," she said.
Ms Mortimer added: "You
cannot expect the students or
the teachers to have
to come to school to mow the
lawn or paint or make
FROM page one
dealing with someone who is
very sick, or some kind of
ritual that is not of our cul-
ture," Monsignor Culmer
He called the incident
"eerie", saying that it was
the first time something
like this had happened in
a Catholic cemetery.
Hopefully, it was just an
isolated matter, he added.
"Respect and honour
for the dead seem to have
gone out the window.
When people lay their
loved ones to rest, they
do so hoping that they
will stay that way," he
"We don't want to add
another burden to the
police but maybe they
should patrol these
areas," Monsignor Cul-
mer said. The public
should also be more vigi-
lant in reporting what
they have seen or heard,
Assistant police com-
missioner Reginald Fer-
guson said yesterday that
he was unaware of any
new developments, saying
investigations were still
being conducted by
Southern police station.
The women said the teach-
ers plan to continue the. sit-
out on Monday if they do not
receive any satisfaction.
"We will report to work,
sign in and then sit out," said
The women said all the
teachers had explained to
their students that they had
not abandoned them, but are
taking necessary action to pro-
vide them with the best envi-
The Tribune was unable to
speak with the school's prin-
cipal as he was in meetings
with ministry officials all day.
Ministry bosses were unavail-
BEWU stage second
protest within days
FROM page one
"Last week when we were here, we stopped five of them (contract
workers) and two of them did not have papers to be here legally."
Mr Greene said these workers were doing remedial work which
Bahamians can perform.
BEC general manager Kevin Basden said as far as he is aware the
contractors are performing "legitimate" work requested by the
"The generator presently being repaired needs to be put back in
service as soon as possible to ensure continued reliable and efficient
supply to customers in New Providence," he said.
We are an energetic and progressive
insurance brokerage company based in
Nassau. As part of our expansion
programme, we are looking for an
enthusiastic and self motivated
individual to complement our team. This
will be an office- based role. The applicant
should be competent in basic
mathematics and computer use. An ability
to analyse routine tasks and suggest
improvements would be beneficial. The
Applicant should have good interactive
communication skills. The compensation
package will include employee benefits.
A full resume and photo should be
postmarked no later than Monday 26th
September 2005, and addressed to:
Human Resources Manager
P.O. Box SS-6136,
NOTICE is hereby given that ELLA FAITH SMITH, #136 DAMPIER
DRIVE, P.O.BOX F-44345, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA,
BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send a
written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 24TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2005 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama,
AVAILABLE FR6 EN
Prie etailSho Sac
NOTICE is hereby given that DIEUFAITE DULCIA, CINTHEIA APT,
ALBACORE DRIVE, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS,
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that
any person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 17TH day of
SEPTEMBER, 2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.
NOTICE is hereby given that JEREMY ROBERT RODGERS #5
SAMON DRIVE, P.O.BOX F 60-104, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written and signed
statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 17TH day
of SEPTEMBER, 2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2005, PAuzt.
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NASSAU EVENTS CAPTU R E D
Bahamahost marks 27 years
T he Ministry of
of the successful
which culminated with the a
special awards ceremony.
Founded in 1978 by Sir
Clement T Maynard, the
Bahamahost was developed as
a comprehensive training pro-
gramme to assist tourism pro-
fessionals, enhance their skills,
improving the quality of the
Bahamas' tourism product.
To fulfil Sir Clement's vision
to promote the Bahamas, not
only as a premier destination
but also as a country of colour-
ful history and culture, the
Ministry of Tourism launched
a pilot programme with the
assistance of Cook Marketing
Communication. Winn Dixie
Food Stores and City Markets
provided funds to assist this
programme, which became
The Bahamahost pro-
gramme is designed to famil-
iarise its participants with the La',
correct and accurate informa- U LADY Zoe Maynard and her son, David TM Maynard, an
tion on the Bahamas' history, executive agent for CLICO. Lady Maynard is the daughter of
geography, civics, economics the late Dr Roland Cumberbatch and Meta Davis-Cumber- 0 AThAMA Bowe, consultant training; Diana Black Brooks, training department senior
and places of interest, while batch, the renowned pianist and choreographer. manager; Amos McPhee, owner of Scientific Laboratory Services.
at the same time emphasising
the importance of customer
service and attitude.
* REV Dr Hervis Bain (far left) was the artist who prepared the preliminary design of the coat
of arms of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Also pictured, from left: Colin Higgs, permanent
secretary in the Ministry of Tourism; Raphael Munnings, owner of U-Star Video Production and
former member of the "Beginning of the End" band who produced the popular single "Funky Nas-
sau 71"; and Surgeon Commmander Dr Francis Saunders, Royal Bahamas Defence Force.t
* CLIFFORD (Cliffie) Humes, resource health educator and owner of Cliffie's Barber and Beau-
ty Salon; Arlene Nash-Ferguson, director of educulture Bahamas Ltd and secretary of the One
Family Junkanoo and Community Organisation; Asa J Ferguson, adviser Network Services
0 PRISCILLA Williams, manager Wedding Reception; Sharon Lockhart, assistant manager cus-
tomer service at First Caribbean International Bank; Valaria Carpenter, manager of Industry
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2005
Fax: (242) 328-2398
MIAMI HERALD SPORTS
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
IT WILL come down to the
fifth and deciding game to
determine which team in the
New Providence Softball
Association ladies' champi-
onship series will play the
defending champions Electro
The third place DHL
Brackettes, who blew game
one of their best-of-five play-
off series, stormed back to win
the last two games and pull
even with the second place
Degeo Bommers on Wednes-
day and Thursday night.
Now they, will have to go
right down to the wire to see
who will play the pennant-
winning Wildcats in the final
on Tuesday night at the
Churchill Tener Knowles
National Softball Stadium.
Game one of the champi-
onship was scheduled for Sat-
urday night when the men's
series between the pennant.
winning Electro Telecom Dor-
cy Park Boyz and the defend-
ing champions TBS Truckers
But the Brackettes staved
off elimination for the second
consecutive night, winning 10-
7 on Thursday. The win came
after DHL blanked Degeo 3-0
In those games, the Brack-
ettes produced the kind of
offensive attack that they did-
n't provide in the first two to
go along with the stellar pitch-
ing of Ernestine Butler-
With a day's rest, Butler-
Stubbs could be well rested
tonight as she faces Marvel
Miller, who has struggled after
getting off to a great start in
the first two victories for the
*: HERE'S a summary of
the outcome of the last two
Brackettes 10, Bommers 7:
Shavette Taylor enjoyed a 2-
bf6r-3 night with a run batted in
as she scored one of her three
runs on a home run.
Zella Symonette was 2-for-
4 with two RBIs, scoring a run
and Alicia Rahming also went
2-for-4 with three runs scored
in the win for DHL.
Butler-Stubbs gave up 11
hits to out-last Marvel Miller
* A DEGEO BOMMERS player leans over a DHL Brackettes player in an attempt to score in their NPSA ladies' playoff game on Thursday night at the Churchill
Tener Knowles National Softball Stadium. The Brackettes won 10-7 to force a fifth and deciding game tonight.
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/Tribune staff)
on the mound. Miller surren-
dered 13 hits in a losing effort.
Denise Sears was a perfect
3-for-3 with a run scored and
Denise Gordon was 2-for-3'
with an RBI, scoring a run as
well for the Bommers.
DHL scored two runs in the
first, four in the third, one in
the fourth, two in the fifth and
another one in the sixth. They
also committed one less error
than Degeo with a 3-4 advan-
Degeo answered with a pair
of runs in both the first and
second and one each in the
third, fourth and fifth innings.
Brackettes 3, Bommers 0:
Jeannine Wallace went 1-for-
3 with two runs scored, Alicia
Rahming was 1-for-4, Zella
Symonette 1-for-3 and Dor-
nell Butler scored a run to
.her best game of the series,
hurled a one-hitter, to out-
duel Miller on the mound.
Miller only gave up three hits
in the loss.
The Brackettes, flawless on
defense, scored a run in the
third, fourth and fifth innings,
while the scoreless Bommers
committed two miscues.
Dawn Forbes was responsi-
ble for Degeo's only hit in the
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* ABOVE: Home plate umpire Michael Hanna listens as Degeo Bommers' man-
ager Max Leary and coach Paul Demeritte make a point in their playoff game Thurs-
day night against the DHL Brackettes. The Bommers lost 10-7.
* LEFT: Degeo Bommers' Jenny Dotson eyes the ball as it passes her during their
NPSA ladies' playoffs on Thursday night at the Churchill Tener Knowles Nation-
al Softball Stadium.
* BELOW: Degeo Bommers' catcher Avis Bethel blocks the plate as she makes the
tag on this DHL Brackettes' runner as she attempts to score. Umpire Michael Han-
na waits to make the call.
(Photos: Mario Duncanson/Tribune staff)
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