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Title: The Tribune
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Place of Publication: Nassau Bahamas
Publication Date: September 30, 2005
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Police officers arraigned on bribery-related charges


* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
A FORMER minister in
Hubert Ingraham's Cabinet told
The Tribune yesterday that while
he expected Mr Ingraham to
emerge from the FNM's council
meeting as the next leader of the
party, the FNM will not win the
next general election with him at
the helm.
If Mr Ingraham leads the
FNM into the next election as
many as 25 per cent of the "die-
hard FNMs" won't come out to
support the party at the polls, for-
mer FNM cabinet minister Ten-
nyson Wells predicted.
"No political party in the past
few elections have won with more
than 58 per cent of the vote and if
there is about 20 per cent of the
FNM who will not come out to
vote they will lose."

Meeting
But Mr Wells added that,
should current party leader Tom-
my Turnquest emerge from last
.night's meeting as leader, the
FNM would stand a better chance
of winning.
Mr Wells, who was one of the
senior draftsmen of the FNM
Constitution said that the council
- the supreme authority of the
party outside of convention -
can indeed elect a new leader for
the FNM,
"But for the council to do
something like that would be
immoral and almost corrupt
because it's only six weeks to con-
vention and it would displace
what the convention would be
there to do," he said.
The former minister said that'
the whole leadership issue has
been destructive for the party.
"The party is rife with mischief-
makers, always has been and they
are not happy unless they have
something that messes with the
smooth flow of the FNM," said
Mr Wells.


Mr Wells said it would be hard
to convince him that Mr Ingra-
ham had no hand in orchestrating
this move to be returned as leader
of the party.
"I've heard that he had meet-
ings all over the place with people
to have him returned as leader,
One of the conditions to him
returning was that he get to chose
26 of the candidates exclusive of
the seven that are there," he
said.
This, he said, was a practice
totally outside of the tradition of
the FNM.
"What has been happening in
the FNM in the past.12 years
would not have happened when
.Sir Cecil (Wallace Whitfield) and
Sir Kendal (Isaacs) because they
were people who operated on
principle, not expedience," he
said.
Council members speaking
with The Tribune yesterday fore-
shadowed a heated meeting
between Ingraham and Tumquest
supporters,
Supporters of the former prime
minister's return say that any
choice other than Mr Ingraham
would only prove that the party
was still guilty of "navel-gazing
and being out of touch with the
desires of the public which got us
voted out in 2002,"
One, member of the -council
told The Tribune that Mr Ingra-
ham slighted and offended too
many people during his previous
stint as leader and many do not
want to see his return under any
circumstances,
Another said there was resent-
ment brewing about the way this
proposed change may take place
and that the former prime, minis-
ter should have to undergo the
floor campaigning of a national
convention meeting to become
leader,
"There is no way they can do
that, it is impossible for them to
do that. I think there is a
groundswell recently toward Dion
because of propaganda about
Tommy's weakness."


Turnquest: 35 Bahamasair pilots 'uncertified'


BAHAMASAIR has had to charter aircraft
from smaller companies because 35 of its pilots
are uncertified, FNM leader Tommy Turnquest
said yesterday.
What's more, he added, the pilot responsi-
ble for.training pilots was himself uncertified.
Bahamasair managing director Paul Major
told The Tribune that there was a procedural
oversight which affected 22 pilots and not 35.
He explained: that the company's training
pilot had to be certified by the Flight Standards
Inspectorate and that certification had to be


renewed at regular intervals,.
He said the company neglected to renew the
certification; which did present a problem. How-
ever, he said the company had since renewed the
training pilot's certification and the 22 pilots
had received their training in the presence of the.
training officer and a representative of the FSI
inspector.
He also said the company is, in fact, out-
sourcing flights to two areas, Rock Sound and
SEE page 11


Court hears different versions of officials' fight


* By A FELICITY
INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter
TWO very different
accounts of a fight between
Cay Mills, chief councillor for
Abaco, and Revis Rolle,
administrator, were heard in
the Magistrate's Courts yes-
terday.
Mr Rolle pressed charges of
assault to his person and dam-


age to his glasses amounting
to $700.
When Mr Mills took the
stand, he told the court that it
was Mr Rolle who started the
fight and called it "a set-up".
He said he had sent a letter
to the Minister of Local Gov-
ernment, V Alfred Gray, which
was also sent to Prime Minister
Perry Christie and the MP for
-his area, Hubert Ingraham.
The letter asked that an


audit be conducted, because
$48,000 had gone missing from
local government funds,
Mr Mills said he got a call,
and learnedthat Mr Rolle was
at the basketball park with the
police. He said he left from a
meeting with Mr Ingraham and
headed to the park. There, he
said, the driver of a car carry-
ing Mr Rolle reversed, block-
SEE page 10.


out of meeting
with Alfred Sears


: By PAUL G
TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter.
UNREST continued at H 0
Nash School yesterday as teach-
ers who were continuing their
week-long sit-out walked out of
a meeting with Education Min-
ister Alfred Sears.
The teachers have been stag-
ing a sit-out all week and will
continue today to oppose the
appointment of Shavanda
Darville as senior mistress of
the school.
According to the teachers,
some of whom have actually
taught Ms Darville, she is.not
yet qualified or experienced
enough to hold the position..
The post of senior mistress
would mean the applicant had
administrative power over the
rest of the teachers there.
Some teachers at HO Nash
with 30 years experience
SEE page 11


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Officials give cautious welcome to pass


* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
WHILE Transport officials
commended the Public Transit
Association's "flash card" ini-
tiative, they reminded the group
that any decision that affects
public transportation can only
be made with full ministry.
approval and consultation.
Earlier this week the PTA


launched its new "flash pass"
initiative, designed to save pas-
sengers time and money
through the introduction of
monthly travel cards.
Passengers can pre-purchase
unlimited bus rides in any given
month if they hold a pass.
"The Ministry has read with
interest the published propos-
als of the Public Transit Asso-
ciation (PTA) to introduce 'pass


cards' to certain public buses
within the public transportation
system, but cautions that in the
public interest and under the
law, any such proposals must
have the sanction of the Road
Traffic Department in its regu-
latory function.
"While this concept is a com-
mendable contribution in its
apparent intent, the ministry
reminds the PTA and other


industry stakeholders that all
concerned parties including
the Public Transit Association -
are currently involved in a
broad exercise aimed at com-
prehensive reform of the public
transportation system for the
benefit of all concerned," the
Ministry of Transportation said
in a release yesterday.
However, the release went on
to say that no proposal has been
put before the ministry for an
increase in bus fares.
Upon receiving any such pro-
posal, "the government will
undertake to review the same
in the best interests of the pub-
lic," the release stated.
Transport Minister Glenys
Hanna-Martin has been in
negotiations with the relevant
stakeholders for the past year
to create a blueprint for a uni-
fied bus system,
"I have on more than one
occasion had cause to
favourably comment on the
efforts of the PTA to raise stan-
dards in the industry and we
value their partnership," she
said.


Bus pass decisions 'must

be approved by ministry


I GLENYS Hanna-Martin


* THE Royal Bahamas Defence Force detained 75 undocumented Hatian Nationals on
Wednesday near Warderick Wells Cay in the Exumas
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/ Tribune Staff)


89 immigrants


apprehended by


Defence Force


* By KARAN MINNIS
THE Defence Force detained
89 suspected illegal immigrants
on Wednesday afternoon.
According to National Secu-
rity Permanent Secretary Mark
Wilson, the 75 Haitians and 14
Cubans were rounded up at
separate locations.
Upon acting on a tip, the
crew of the vessel HMBS
Inagua apprehended 75
Haitians near Warderick Wells
Cay in Exuma,
According to the Defence
Force, there were 64 men and
11 women in this group. They
are suspected of attempting to
:illegally land in the Bahamas.
Last Wednesday, Defence
Force operatives assigned to the
land and sea Park preserve in
Exuma detained 53 Haitians on
Ospray Cay, which is near
Warderick Wells,
The latest group were dis-


covered aboard a 40-foot Hait-
ian freighter.
Yesterday morning the
HMBS Nassau was deployed.
shortly after midnight to inter-
cept 14 Cuban nationals on the
Cay Sal Banks.
Official reports stated that
the Cubans were spotted on
Elbow Cay by a United States
Coast Guard (USCG) recon-
naissance flight on Monday
morning.
A USCG cutter operating in
Bahamian waters was dis-
patched to rescue them from
the Cay, but the Cubans refused
to co-operate.
As a result, a Defence Force
patrol craft was sent to retrieve
the group and bring them to
New Providence,
It is estimated that as of the
end of August, over 3,000 illegal
immigrants have been appre-
hended, processed and repatri-
ated so far for the year.


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* By KARAN MINNIS
THE Defence Force is
under fire for leaving the crew
of HMBS Yellow Elder
stranded off Ragged Island for
nearly a day and a half when
the vessel suffered generator
problems.
However, National Securi-
ty officials are countering sug-
gestions that the officers were
operatiniig a faulty vessel and
were stranded without food.
Yesterday a Defence Force
officer, who did not wish to be
named, told The Tribune that
for 30 hours the RBDF sent
no help to the 29 Defence
Force officers on the ship.
The source said the Yellow
Elder was experiencing
mechanical problems prior to
its departure from the Coral
Harbour base.
The officer called it "ridicu-
lous" that the officers had to
wait that long for assistance.
"Those men were stuck out
there for about 30 hours with'
no light and no food," he said.,
"That's ridiculous. They put


their lives on the line for
what...to get stranded?"
National Security under-sec-
retary Peter Deveaux-Isaacs
refuted the officer's claim.
The vessel, he gaid, "would
not go out to sea unless it was
seaworthy".
He added: "When these
things happen they are han-
dled as quickly as possible."
Mr Deveaux-Isaacs said Pe
assumed officers did have both
food and light.
Permanent secretary Mark
Wilson said the 108-foot craft
is simply an old boat.
"We do our best to main-
tain them (the boats), but they
break down from time to
time," he said. "It's an old boat
and that is the reality, so they
do have their problems."
Over the past month, RBDF
officers have expressed con-
cern about various issues,
including boat maintenance.
They said overall morale at
the base was low and that offi-
cers and marines were becom-
ing angry and frustrated.
"One mechanic, who is also


an officer, had to bring his own
tools to repair the boat the last
time it was going out," said
one officer yesterday. "That
alone shows the officers' ded-
ication to their job, and the
lack of care given by our offi-
cials."
In May, Deputy Prime Min-
ister and Minister of National
Security Cynthia Pratt
announced that the RBDF
would undergo a four-stage
review beginning in July.
The purpose of the review
was to evaluate the force and
suggest improvements. In a.
statement on September 14,
Mr Wilson said that Mrs Pratt
had announced on July 29 the
"review board and the work
schedule of the board that
would extend over five months
and culminate in the produc-
tion of a report by the end of
the year". Mr Wilson said the
review board had already
started its work.
Mr Wilson added that the
officers' personal issues and
concerns should be addressed
to the board, not the press.


Residents' fury at garbage pile-up


* By FELICITY INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter
MEMBERS of the Farm
Road community say they are
fed up with Health and Envi-
ronment officials as piles of
garbage continue to build in the
area.
On Wednesday morning, the
garbage was overflowing a rust-
ed bin that residents of the area
say has not been collected since
late August.
The garbage is just a stone's
throw away from the Princess
Margaret Hospital.
Residents fear for their health
and are calling on their area
representative Prime Minis-
ter Perry Christie to come to
their rescue.
As one member of the com-
munity explained: "Residents
cannot get consistent garbage
collection in the area. This is
the prime minister's area, the
stench could be smelled a block
away. The garbage is pouring
over right to the road's edge."
Ms Dorothea Davis,
spokesperson for the residents,
added: "Area residents are call-
ing it a health hazard. They are
begging their MP to deal with
this continuous problem."
Ms Davis claimed that many
persons come from outside of
the area and dump their
garbage because of the big bin.
"Children are playing in the
road near the garbage, and it is
too near to the public water
pump," the community mem-
ber said.
Mr Christie was unavailable
yesterday at both the office of
the Prime Minister or the Cab-
inet office.
Parliamentary Secretary Ron
Pinder, responsible for envi-
ronmental health, said his offi-
cers were looking into the mat-
ter. He denied that garbage col-
lection had not.been carried out
for over a month in the area.


Workers threaten unrest at shipyard


* By DENISE MAYCOCK claims that the manager contin-
Tribune Freeport Reporter ues to use obscene language
towards workers on the job site,
FREEPORT-- Industrial despite numerousSMWantsAo.
unrest IN id tleih ,"iseef"
at the Grand Bahama Shipyard, He said the union 'has also-
where workers have called for sent several letters of complaint
the removal of an ex-patriate to the Minister of Labour and
manager. Immigration Vincent Peet.
The workers are accusing the Mr Grey is demanding that
manager of verbally mistreat- the workers be treated with
ing Bahamian employees, respect on the job.
The Grand Bahama Port "We would like for the
Authority Workers Union filed authorities to consider this a seri-
a labour dispute on September ous matter. The employees at
15 over the alleged "verbal the shipyard are prepared to do
abuse",. whatever is necessary to protect
Union president Harold Grey their rights," Mr Grey warned.


Three police officers


appear in court to face


bribery-related charges


Shipyard CEO David while management does not
Dagleish said investigations into condone profanity, it is not
the claims have been carried uncommon at the shipyard.
0 '..j.; .... ..... The workers are calling for
*Ha r onthe mat- e manager's work permit to
ter hasibeen set.by the Labour ,(tbehrevoked. They saythat ifilhis
Department. does not happena.t, 0ild0reult
Mr Dagleish explained that in unrest at the shipyard.


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* BY NATARIO McKENZIE
THREE police officers were
arraigned in Magistrate's Court
late yesterday afternoon on
bribery-related charges.
It was alleged that 35-year-
old Leon Major of Flamingo
Gardens and 27-year-old
Demetrius Taylor of Bellot
Road solicited $2,000 from John
Duckworth t6 abstain from per-
forming an act in their capacity
as public servants.
The incident is said to hap-
pened on Thursday July 21.
It was also alleged that the
officers refused to take Fabus
Benis and Ynell Froques to a
lawful place of detention, know-
ing that they were living in the
Bahamas illegally.
Major along with 30-year-old
Dino Gaitor of Tellie Court,
was also charged with "accept-
ing an advantage".
It is alleged that on Friday
July 22, the two men accepted
$400 in cash from John Duck-
worth as an inducement from
their duties.
They were not required to
enter a plea to the charges.
Major was granted $3,000 bail
with one surety. Taylor was
granted $2,000 bail with one
surety and Gaitor was granted
$1,000 bail with one surety.
The matter was adjourned to
January 17 2006 for a prelimi-
nary inquiry.


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PAGEI4, FRIDAIYISEPTEBER30,2005ITH TRIB


IT WAS A joyous sight for sore eyes
to switch on our computer Wednesday
morning and receive the following mes-
sage from the National Weather Centre
for the first time since the opening of this
year's hurricane season:
"There are no tropical cyclones in the
Atlantic at this time".
The same message popped up Thursday
morning. However, during the day fore-
casters warned that it probably would not
stay that way for long. This October is
expected to be busier th'an usual.
The Palm Beach Post's Storm 2005
information web site in an article by staff
writer Robert King quotes Colorado State
University researcher William Gray as
predicting three named storms for Octo-
ber, "of which two will become hurricanes,
one of them a major, hurricane"'
King says Gray "was almost exactly
right in what he predicted for September
(five named storms, four hurricanes, two
major hurricanes), except that all five of
the month's named storms (Maria, Nate,
Ophelia, Philippe and Rita) reached hur-
ricane strength".
"We're also still on track to beat the
all-time record for busiest Atlantic hurri-
cane season, set in 1933," says, King. This
is one track record that 1933 can keep,,
no country or island is' interested in best-
ing it.
On Wednesday National Hurricane
Centre forecasters thought that the next
cluster of storms could start as soon as.
today if a new tropical depression forms-
southwest of Jamaica. According to fore-
casters that part. of the Caribbean is
loaded with the type of warm, deep water
that can help hurricanes explode in
strength.
As we were writing this article last
night, the good news of "no tropical
cyclones in the Atlantic at this time" dis-
appeared from our screen. It was replaced
by a "special tropical disturbance state-
ment".
According to this statement there is a
disturbed, but disorganised weather sys-
tem lurking between. the Caymans and
Honduras. Hurricane, hunter planes have
been sent out to investigate..
And so it's still too early to celebrate --
hold your breath and pray until November


30, the official hurricane shut-off date.
Another shock wave has hit the sur-
vivors of hurricane-devastated New
Orleans, where the worst damage was
done by flooding when the dykes broke as
Hurricane Katrina roared ashore.
Thdse who did not have special insur-
ance coverage for flooding have discov-
ered that the typical homeowner's insur-
ance policy only covers damage due to
wind, wind-driven rain and fire (including
arson), theft (including looting), vandal-
ism and home damage caused by fallen
trees.
Homes damaged or destroyed by any
of these disasters are covered to the limits
of the homeowners policy.
They are not covered for flood damage,
unless, of course, they have purchased
special flood insurance from the federal
government's National Flood Insurance
Programme (NFIP). This type of coverage
has been available at affordable prices
since 1968.
Apparently flood losses flooding
caused most of the property damage and
deaths in New Orleans have never been
covered by any homeowners insurance
policy.
However, "rain entering through wind-
damaged windows, doors or a hole in a
wall or the roof, resulting in standing
.water or puddles, is considered wind-
storm-rather than flood-damage and is
covered by.the homeowners policy.
The NFIP flood insurance policy on the
other hand only covers damage caused by
the general condition of flooding typical-
ly caused by storm surge, wave wash, tidal
waves, or the overflow of any body of
water over normally dry land areas."
However, hurricane policies in the
Bahamas do include damage for flooding.
The catastrophic clause covers damage
for "loss or damage following hurricane,
cyclone, tornado, wind storm, earthquake
or tidal wave, including flood or overflow
'f the sea occasioned thereby." This pol-
-jy has a two per cent deductible min-
imum $500 for homeowners and $2,500
for commercial premises.
Let's hope that the end of November
comes quickly and the insurance compa-
nies will not be called on this year to cov-
er any catastrophe.


The Tribune Limited
NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI
Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B.
Publisher/Editor 1972-

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EDITOR, The Tribune
I READ with great interest
your Insight Section today and
the letter to the editor which
addressed the same issue, that
is, the leadership of the FNM
going into its convention.
It does appear to me also that
former Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham, based on what I am
hearing on the street, is the par-
ty's best chance of winning the
next general election.
If that is the case and it seems
to be the general view, why
does Tommy Turnquest con-
tinue to hold on to the leader-.
ship of the party when most
people do not believe he can
Win the government for the
FNM? Likewise, while the par-
.ty may do better with Dion
Foulkes as leader, and that does
seem to be the general view,
but still not win, why does he
also insist on leading the party
into a defeat at the polls?


Is it only about Mr Turnquest
and Mr Foulkes? They were the
dream team in 2002 and they
could not defeat Mr Christie,
why do they believe either one
can now defeat Mr Christie?
Mr Turnquest and Mr
Foulkes both need to be about
saving this country from the
utter destruction being foisted
upon it by the PLP and save it
from another five years of PLP.
rule.
Is it better for the FNM to be
in Opposition for another five
years under either of these two
gentlemen, or is it better for the'
party to be in government
under Hubert Ingraham lead-
ing the FNM?
Has the thought not occurred
to either of these two fine gen-


tlemen that whatever changes
they believe they can contribute
in a positive way in this country
will not and does rinot matter
unless they are in government?
It is often said that the best day
in Opposition is nowhere as
good as the worst day in gov-
ernment. It belies the point that
change is effected in govern-
ment, not in Opposition, that is
our system and a proud one at
that!
Mr Turnquest and Mr
Foulkes need to do what is in
the best interest of the Bahamas
and of all Bahamians. They
need to support former Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham for
leader. This country needs
delivery from the hands of the
PLP and it appears that once
again Mr Ingraham is most like-
ly to deliver!
RALPH CULMER
Nassau
September 26 2005


College of the Bahamas


must modernise itself


EDITOR, The Tribune
PLEASE allow me a small
space in your paper to voice a
great concern regarding the
College of The Bahamas.
I have two daughters in col-
leges abroad. My first choice
for their tertiary education was
COB. I am very proud of our
'premier tertiary insution and
wanted very much for my chil-
dren to be educated there.
Two years ago when my first
daughter was graduated from
high school, her SAT scores and
GPA were very high. The guid-
ance counsellor at her school
recommended that she enrol in
an honours programme because
of her ability.
I called the College of The
Bahamas to find out if they had
an honours programme and was
told no. I thought this was
because COB was a two-year
college and honours pro-
grammes were for four-year col-
leges. Very disheartened, I
decided to send my daughter to
my sister in San Diego. There
she was given a scholarship
from San Diego Mesa College
(a two-year college) to enrol in
their honours programme. I was
shocked to learn that there are
more than 200 two-year colleges


in the US with honours pro-
grammes.
Last year, my second daugh-
ter was graduated with very
high grades and SAT scores,
Again I phoned COB to see if
they had an honours pro-
gramme yet and was disap-
pointed again, so off to the US
my second daughter went.
COB is celebrating its 30th
anniversary this year. Please tell
me why after 30 years, the col-
lege still does not have an' hon-
ours programme for bright
Bahamian students. Doesn't the
college realise the benefit for
the institution and our country?
I am amazed at the difference
in my eldest daughter after two
years in her honours pro-


gramnme. The way she commu-
nicates and analyses situations
before drawing conclusions tru-
ly astounds me. I can only
accredit this to the honours pro-
grammes at her school because
she was not this way when she
left home.
The experiences she shares
about: the programmes really
makes me feel proud. I am only
saddened that our college, soon
to be university, doesn't have the
vision to implement such pro-
grammes there. Or maybe COB
just isn't up to the challenge. In
either case it is very sad.
SANDRA SWEETING
Nassau
September 13 2005


Thanks to BEC workers


EDITOR, The Tribune
A NOTE of gratitude to the'
engineers at BEC for keeping
our electricity switched on
during Rita's two-day passage
through the Bahamas what,
a great example of help and
service to our small island
communities in time of need.


I want to say "thank you"
because you placed the need
of the people foremost despite
any industrial disputes you
may have with BEC thank
you again. God bless you.:
MINNIE WINN
Nassau
September 19 2005


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ZNS executives




have no plans





to reduce staff


ZNS executives said yester-
:day that there are no plans to
reduce staffing levels at the
government-run channel -
despite needing to find mil-
lions of dollars to meet future
'operating costs.
' At a press conference yes-
-terday the chairman of the
'Broadcasting Corporation of
the Bahamas (BCB), Calsey
Johnson, announced a $17 mil-
lion "restructuring exercise"
to improve the channel's
'Image and performance.
Adding to the corporation's
expenditure will be the digi-
lising of its network, expected
.to cost further millions of dol-
lars.'
" Mr Johnson said that the
previous board of administra-
tors had seriously considered
making the broadcasting cor-
poration a public broadcasting
entity, a move he said would
have required downswing and
-the termination of many
employees.
I The corporation said that it
presently employs 265 persons
in Freeport and Nassau.
-However, Mr Johnson said:


"This administration will not
be in the process of terminat-
ing our employees," he said.
"As long as they are hard
workers and do their jobs that
will not happen."
Instead, he said, "with care-
ful attention being given to
certain areas of the corpora-
tion, it could become a prof-
itable entity".
The government's annual
grant at the moment does not
fully finance the corporation's
capital and operational
expenses.

Costs

Instead, the corporation said
it planned to reduce costs of
lighting, stationery and
telecommunications.
Part of the station's "restruc-
turing" will also involve the
promotion of various people
within the organisation.
Veteran journalist Sir
Arthur Foulkes said "I hope
that this is what they say it is
and that this is not the further
victimisation of persons for the


FNM, or FNM persons who
insist on being professionals at
ZNS."
The corporation hopes to
complete the digitisation of its
network by 2007. "Interna-
tional regulatory bodies have
mandated that telecommuni-
cations and broadcasting com-
panies become fully digital
over the next few years and
this corporation is currently
addressing this," Mr Johnson
said.
Mr Johnson added that in
the coming months the corpo-
ration will be highlighting
more local programmes in an
effort to protect and preserve
the Bahamian identity.
The corporation is also look-
ing at the possibility of estab-
lishing a Bahamian Training
institute for Broadcasters
(BTIB).
"This facility will be open to
all Bahamians who are inter-
ested in professional training
to become broadcasters," he
said.
"This facility will also be
open to journalists who wish
to attend refresher courses."


Bethel condemns Rigby


for 'scoring cheap points'


* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE PLP needs to be con-
cerned with the state of the
country rather than with the
internal dealings of the opposi-
tion, said FNM party chairman
Carl Bethel.
Mr Bethel accused his PLP
counterpart, Raynard Rigby of
looking to score cheap political
points by expressing concerns
about the current leadership
battle in the FNM.
Opposition sources ay the
party's parliamentarians have
asked current leader Senator
Tommy Turnquest to step down
to allow former prime minister
Hubert Ingraham to return as
leader.
It was claimed in media
reports yesterday that Mr Rigby
said the internal fighting in the
opposition might negatively
affect voter confidence.
In a response yesterday, Mr
Bethel said Mr Rigby would
do better to concern himself
with the current state of the
country and the defeat he says
the PLP will suffer in 2007.
Among the issues that Mr
Bethel said the PLP should be
focusing on, is the illegal immi-
grant problem and the strain it
places on health care, social ser-
vices, education, and quality of
life standards.
The government should also
be watching the sky-high price
of gas, the rising cost of living
and the unemployment rate.
The PLP also needs to con-
cern itself with salary cuts and
austerity measures at Nassau
Flight Services, as well as with


government spending, he said.
"Where is the PLP's concern
and actions to solve these prob-
lems?' he asked.
"It should be abundantly
clear to every Bahamian that
the PLP government and Mr
Rigby are concerned about all
the wrong things, and are cer-
tainly not concerned about what
is best for the Bahamian peo-
ple," the chairman said.


Law firm holds legal clinic for the public


! By FELICITY INGRAHAM sion include Tanya Wright of of the Prime Minister, who will
Tribune Staff Reporter Bank of the Bahamas Trust; Dr discuss national and local plan-
SDavid Allen, president of the ning; Vaughn Delaney, Bank of
SHALSBURY Chambers is Renaissance Institute Interna- the Bahamas; Ehurd Cunning-
offering two free legal clinic ses- tional; Pat Strachan, president ham, secretary of revenue in the
sions to the general public. of the Bahamas Real Estate Ministry of Finance, who will dis-
The sessions are named Association; Mrs Shirley cuss the Stamp Act 2005; Philip
."Information You Need for the Cartwright, senior vice president Simon, executive director of the
.ei Y~uWant" 'ani4Wl b! ;,Pofgreyi psk at.Cqonmnwealtl ; qJf mefc.f .4mme prdTe -
hjiecl fQ.n.Qtober 42.^a 2 i;- .B~anl; isnd T;roy.$anpsqo.n of:,:.rane.nQ.w'!,,ofthe Bahainiai
Legal experts wilLparticipate .Approved Lending Services. Contractors' Association
in 15.to, 3pQninute sessions with Speakers will talk on topics Branville.,;McCartniey, an
topics ranging from -estate such as making divorce a last attorney at Halsbury, said the
administration, wills and trusts, resort in marriage, mortgages, legal clinic was set up in
labour issues, and how to avoid real estate fees, and banking response to what the company
identity theft. and borrowing. feels is the public's need for
However, assistance will not Additionally, two of Halsbury legal advice and the general lack
only come from legal experts. Chambers' attorneys will be of information about what indi-
Speakers set for the first ses- available for assistance. viduals can do when they have
During the second session, legal problems.
Court of Appeals .Justice Attorney Ken Dorsette
Emmanuel Osadebay will be added that both rich and poor
f ii the guest speaker, and will talk can benefit from the sessions:
about his new book: Labour "We thought the clinic would
I Pl] EST PRO Bj Laws of the Bahamas. serve the primary purpose of
Other speakers during the sec- breaking down what appears to
PHONEI 322 I5 7 ond session include Malcolm be a barrier between law firms
Martini, a consultant in the Office and the community at large.


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general public with access to
attorneys who may be able to
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BNT establishing
5 New'Restaurants, -is


5 N ef a e park boundaries

1 Sfollowing dispute


All in the heart
DISPUTES with a squatter
0 have reportedly led th'e
Bahamas National Trust (BNT)
to begin establishing the bound-
aries of Harrold and Wilsons
Ponds National Park.
The BNT said in a statement
yesterday that the disputes, and
the resulting legal case, "made
the Trust aware that the bound-
_aries of the park needed to be
marked and identified before
any structures could be estab-
.......lished."
A whole new exerience ha ben unveiled on Paradbe Island. Marina The survey is being conduct-
Village at Atlantis o~fers the finest in world-clat soy ing and dining ed Alvin and In Young with
You'flfind arand names f*om around the wor offering eve ing rate support of Family.
............. :Guardian Insurance.
exquisite jewelry and t teieces to reart wear aned accesories. Afer yaou The surveyors, with the sup-
-.-."...port of Warden Randolph Bur-
vist the 21 houtiques, dine at one of the ew reitauran ,with dihes t rows, have been marking the
~, boundary of the park with the
satfri even the mast refind palate. The villae situated at the eaern bodaofhe awt
. ...... The e:Udta O. placement of boundary signs
around the perimeter of the
end d The. Marina at Atlanti, j over the Paradbise Island Brige. area. perimeter of the
BNT officials say they hope
the establishment of the bound-
aries will stop continuing
encroachment on park land and
also the indiscriminate dump-
ing that occurs around the
.perimeter of the lakes.
.The donation from Family
Guardian has really helped us
move forward with the plans to
MN N RANDOLPH Burrows, New Providence warden, and Alvin make Harrold and Wilsons
RAngDoLPk toBurv s ew b Profi e pard. Ponds the first 'watchable
Young work tosurvey the boundary of the park. wildlife area' on New Provi-
dence" commented Lynn Gape,
ILAG E -BNT director of education and
V ILLESa co-ordinator of the Bahamas
ATIBA Programme. "This area
-' AT |[I- es"i ~.q ~ will become an important site
expeiencedProje -ngeoovers ri for wetlands education and will
fo imltiuni -esdentil ontrc ionMst create a safe spot for students to
observe wetland birds and to
study the unique vegetation of
--" t---"nd e.fitoferd.this ecosystem," she said.
For more information, visit Adtlani .conaoI Harrold and Wilsons Ponds, a
,250 acre wetland, is a demon-
-"leas .*ta -ovr ete a e r and taeistration site for the Bahamas
toteattntio Antono 3.Important Bird Areas pro-
gramme.
The project identifies areas
for viewing platforms and
boardwalks. This infrastructure
when completed will create
You Da tremendous opportunities for
nature tourism as well as edu-
cation.
*Harrold and Wilsons Ponds
Yrb is one of 25 Parks and Protected
-areas that are managed by the
Bahamas National Trust.





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EXPRESSING


SINCERE GRATITUDE


THROUGH PUBLIC RECOGNITION


Police concern at Grand



Bahama road deaths


U1 BY DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
FREEPORT Grand
Bahama Police say they are
extremely concerned about the
number of road deaths that are
bccurring throughout the island.
So far this year, 18 people
have died and more than 360
persons have been injured in
traffic accidents.
According to police statistics,
'877 accidents have been record-
ed over the past nine months
on Grand Bahama, which has
!the second highest traffic fatal-
:ity rate in the country.
S"We are saddened by the loss
'of lives on our streets," Assis-
tant Commission of Police Elli-
'son Greenslade said on
'Wednesday.
A special meeting was called
at Police Headquarters with
senior police officials, church
'leaders and media figures to dis-
'cuss ways and initiatives to stop
furtherr loss of lives on the
Streets.
Grand Bahama Christian
Council president Bishop Ricar-
do Grant said: "The number of
traffice fatalities-are staggering
qait3S'' Cefieve* that *'We't"e'd *to
paitrtnefr nd netWork tO6see.
what we can do to stop this
'hemorrhaging on the streets."
During this month alone, six
'persons have died on the Grand
'Bahama Streets.
) The latest victim, Desmond
'Colebrooke, 31, was killed on
Tuesday when his vehicle
'crashed into a tree.
Chief Inspector Edmund
Rahming, who is the officer in
charge of the Traffic Division,
reported that of the 18 deaths,
nine have occurred on a seven-
mile span of East Sunrise High-
-way:.
He noted that of the victims,
11 were men between 17 to 89
-years old.
"The statistics are unaccept-
,able and the crashes we are see-
ing now are the worst we've
seen in Bahamas history," said
Inspector Rahming.

Speeding

He said that speed appears
to the major contributing fac-
tor of most Of the accidents, and
reported that about 300 persons
have been booked for speeding
for the year.
Speeding carries a fine of
$250 for a first offence and up to
between $500 and $1,000 for
second offence. A person's dri-
ver's licence could be suspend-
ed for a year after a third
offence.
Rev Raymond Pinder said he
believes that a stronger police
presence is needed to monitor
speeding and traffic violations
on highways.
Andrea Gottlieb, owner of
Cool 96 Radio, stressed the
need for breathliser tests to
determine whether persons are
driving under the influence of
alcohol.
She also suggested that more
speed cameras are needed in
accident-prone areas.
"We know where the prob-
lem areas are and we can't go
putting up speed bumps all over
the place," she said.
Ms Gottlieb said she believes
that a system is also needed in
which the families of crash vic-
tims are offered support by the
clergy or medical professional
while waiting for information
at the hospital.
Mr Greenslade pledged his
assistance to the putting in place
of a system for bereaved family
members.
There were also suggestions
for the implementation of a
points system for drivers licence
holders and mandatory safety
driving education course for
traffic violators.


A SPECIAL meeting comprising of senior police officials,
church leaders and media figures was held at Police
Headquarters on Wednesday. The meeting was held to address
the growing concern of road deaths on the island. Seen are ACP
Ellison Greenslade (second from left) and Bishop Ricardo
Grant, Grand Bahama Christian Council president.
(Photos: Denise Maycock)


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The Urban Dream Concert Series, featuring Interscope
Records artists on Friday, September 30; and the J
Records concert headlined by Jamie Foxx, on Satur-
day, October 1. Concert location: Tranquility Shores,
Taino Beach, Grand Bahama. Admission: $200 (package
deal for all 3 nights). Tickets are not being sold sepa-
rately. Package available at the Jukebox and Gizmos &
Gadgets.

A Tribute to Mr Wacky, Saturday, September 30 @
Cocktails & Dreams. Cash prize for Willie Bounce
Dance Contest. Hosted by Selector Jimbo. Music by: DJ
Babyface and DJ Shorts. Admission: ladies, $10 before
llpm and men, $15 all night.

A Natural Mystic Reggae Flashback Part 2 @ Pirates
of Nassau, Saturday, October 8, featuring the best of old
school reggae. Doors open 9pm. Admission $20.

Bacardi Happy Hour @ Power Boat Adventures Bar and
Grill (one door east of Texaco Harbour Bay), every
Friday. $3 Bacardi drinks all night and $3 beers.

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. Fea-
turing a female body painting extravaganza. Free body
painting @ 8 pm. Ladies always welcome. Admission:
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 allnight.Drink special: 3 @ $10
(Bacardi) Giveaways and door'prizes every week.

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

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

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

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

Hump Day Happy Hour @ Topshotters Sports Bar
every Wednesday 5pm-8pm. Free appetizers and numer-
ous drink specials.

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

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

Dicky Mo's @ Cable Beach. Flavoured Fridays Happy
Hour, every Friday. Drink specials: Smirnoff Kamikaze
Shots, $1; Smirnoff Flavoured Martinis, 2 for $10;
Smirnoff Flavoured Mixed Drinks, 3`for $10. 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, featuring CraigBOO, Unkle Funky and Swor-
l'wide on the decks.

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

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

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


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9pm midnight.

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

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

Sunday Night Interlude @ Briteley's Restaurant &
Lounge, Eneas St off Poinciana 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-9.30pm.

The Arts I O

Public Issues Forum @ the National Art Gallery of the
Bahamas will feature the topic "The Bahamian Talk
Show: The Power of the Visual, Oral and Aural Media
in Shaping the Public Discourse" on Tuesday, October
4, 6.30pm at the gallery on West and West Hill Sts.
Guests will be radio personalities Darold Miller, Jerome
Sawyer, Jackson Burnside and Theresa Moxey-Ingra-
ham. This discussion in open to the public and is free of
charge.


Beneath the Surface featuring new works from the

Skyline Drive. Singer/songwriter Steven Holden Tripoli Burrows and Taino Bullard. The exhibition


opens Friday, October 7, 6.30pm 10pm @ The Central
Bank Art Gallery, Market St. Shows runs through Octo-
ber 14, Gallery hours 9.30am 4.30pm.

Still Life Drawing workshop @ the National Art Gallery
of the Bahamas, Tuesday, October 16 and Wednesday,
October 17, 6.30pm 9.30pm. In this workshop, led by
artist Jolyon Smith, still life is studied both as an isolat-
ed phenomena and in relation to their environment.
Focus is on helping the student observe and discover.
This workshop is for persons age 12 and over and will be
held at the gallery on West and West Hill Sts. Fee: $15
(members) and $20 (non-members). Call the gallery at
328-5800 to secure a space.

Bahamiam filmmaker Maria Govan will speak on the
topic New Directions in Filmmaking in the Bahamas on
Thursday, October 27, 6.30pm @ the National Art
Gallery of the Bahamas, West and West Hill Sts. Maria
will talk about process; how each film experience has
informed others and how making documetaries has pro-
vided her with g wealth of insight that has inspired her
to begin harnessing her own voice as a director who is
ready to take Bahamian film to the world state. The
talk is part of the gallery's Narrow Focus series and is
open to the public. Admission: Free.

The National Collection @ the National Art Gallery of
the Bahamas, an exhibition that takes the viewer on a
journey through the history of fine art in the Bahamas.
It features signature pieces from the national collec-
tion, including recent acquisitions by Blue Curry, Anto-
nius 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 Terrace, Centreville. Call 323-4482 for more
info.

Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes will be held on Tues-
day and Thursday evenings at 6.30, beginning Septem-
ber 27 at Nassau gymNastics Seagrapes location (off
Prince Charles Drive). Doctor approval is required.
Call 364-8423 to register or for more information.

Diabetes Directions a FREE diabetic support group
meets the first Monday of each month at 6.30pm at
New Providence Community Centre, Blake Road. Din-
ner is provided 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 Mon-
day every month, 6pm @ Doctors Hospital conference
room.

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

Doctors Hospital, the official training centre of the
American Heart Association 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-
1pm. 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 Dining Room, College Avenue
off Moss Road. Club 9477 meets Friday, 7pm @
Bahamas Baptist Community College Rm A19, Jean
St. Club 3956 meets Thursday, 7,30pm @ British Colonial
Hilton. Club 1600 meets Thursday, 8.30pm @ Super-
Clubs Breezes. Club 7178 meets Tuesday, 6pm @ The J
Whitney Pinder Building, Collins Ave.
Club 2437 meets every second, fourth and fifth Wednes-
day at the J Whitney Pinder Building, Collins Ave at
6pm. Club 612315 meets Monday 6pm @ Wyndham
Nassau Resort, Cable Beach. Club 753494 meets every
Wednesday, 6pm-8pm in the Solomon's Building, East-
West Highway. Club Cousteau 7343 meets every Tues-
day night at 7.30 in the Chickcharney Hotel, Fresh
Creek, Central Andros. All are welcome.

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 second Tues-
day, 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 Monestary.

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

International Association of Administrative Profes-
sionals, 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 pro-
motes the Spanish language and culture in the commu-
nity.

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THE news of Haitian immigrants dominating the healthcare
and school systems is a sign that the Bahamas is being gradual-
ly overrun by illegal immigrants.
In the September 1 edition of The Tribune, previous claims by
doctors that Haitians represented 90 per cent of births at
Princess Margaret Hospital were rebutted by Haitian lawyer
Eliezer Regnier, who said: "I could easily understand 50 per cent
or 33 per cent. That seems reasonable, but it's impossible for it
to be 90 per cent. If, indeed, that is the case I would have to see
what happened nine months ago and see what conceivable fac-
tors have contributed to giving birth."
Mr Regnier, are you mad?! How can you say it is easily
understandable and "reasonable" when "50 or 33 per cent" of
births in the Bahamas are to Haitian nationals, many of whom
are illegal aliens? Sir, at that rate, 19 years from now, when I'm
40, the Bahamas will no longer exist for Bahamians but instead
become BaHaiti.
And then, how appalling was it to hear Health Minister Dr
Marcus Bethel state in a nonchalant manner that 18 per cent of
births at the government hospital are to Haitians.
What's more, he said that regardless of whether or not they
were illegals, health officials were not obliged to report them to
the relevant authorities. Is this a minister of the government, for
the people of the Bahamas, or for the people of the Republic of
Haiti?
It is unspeakable that anywhere from 18-50 per cent of all
births in the Bahamas are to Haitian immigrants, many of whom
are illegal.
Doctors are claiming that pregnant Haitian women are not
only swamping the ante-natal clinics, but also arriving early
and holding more than one number so that they and their fam-
ily or friends can be served first. When doctors complain that
there are not enough beds for Bahamian mothers because the
pregnancy ward has so many Haitian mothers I question:
Is this really the Bahamas where Bahamians are supposed to
be first, where Bahamians should have first preference to health
care?
Vincent Peet, instead of the public posturing and walka-
bouts, consider conducting illegal immigrant raids on these
ante-natal clinics, the hospital, the ghettos, The Mud and Pigeon
Pea in Abaco, Carmichael Road, South Beach, Exuma, and
exploring some of these bushy track roads.
Mr Peet, seriously think about what Mr Regnier said: "There
are a number of experienced midwives in the community and,
like any rural people, Haitians are accustomed to giving birth at
home. They support themselves from many angles and deal
with it at home. Some do use the hospital for the final stages of
childbirth."
Well, I'll be, this makes it obvious that the numbers being pre-
sented by the Ministry of Health are not only ludicrous, but may
not even represent half of the undocumented illegal immigrant
births occurring in the Bahamas!
At this rate, 20 years from today, Bahamian society will be
reminiscent of the Bosnians and Serbs of the former Yugoslavia,
the Darfur crisis in Sudan or the Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds of
Iraq. Once this division occurs, civil war is certain to erupt and
there could potentially be a bloodbath between Bahamians and
this new; aggressive generation of Haitians that would be evoca-
tive of the Rwandan ethnic cleansing involving the Hutu and
Tutsi in 1994.
The Tribune reported in September that 3,173 illegal immi-
grants had been caught so far in 2005, the three largest groups
of that number being 2,585 Haitians, 343 Jamaicans and 154
Cubans. The repatriation fee was set at over $477,108. Just
imagine how many illegal immigrants were not caught it's
mind-boggling.
Only four per cent of Haiti's 8,000,000 inhabitants are need-
ed to completely overrun the Bahamas!
Wake up, Mr Peet, wake up Immigration Director Vernon
Burrows if you cannot effectively do your jobs, it is simple,
you must resign.
And minister, do not just walk about Nassau Village and the
poorer districts of the Bahamas. True vigilance and leadership
calls for you to weed out the illegal immigrants in all sectors of
society. In addition to urban areas, also patrol Lyford Cay, Par-
adise Island and Cable Beach, because I assure you, there are
Americans, Europeans, Chinese, Russians and other immi-
grants who-are living-in-upper-class neighbourhoods and work-
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-;:i driving li nv fur-
S. l id. got out and
.' . I car, and he
I ir to m eet him.
d' :i Mr Rolle what
I:e s he "never
'him ".
hiichl knew some-
In "' ause Mr
S1nin to cuss, saying
I think I is to
,, his hoss'. HIe start-
1d. knocking his
;: 1 am f****** Revis
S h: o dv can do this',"
':! '!icd that M r Rolle
; rry on" when he
hil 'il;l lie had already sent


Court
a letter to Minister Gray and to
the bank. Mr Mills said he
knocked on the car and told the
officer that he needed to get out
and control Mr Rolle.
Mr Mills claimed he .told the
officer: "Mr Rolle is carrying on.
He is cursing me. I am the chief
councillor and he is the admin-
istrator. He is no bigger than me.
Why is he cursing me'?"
"The police don't even dash
an eyebrow," he said. "I told Mr
Rolle 'Ain't nobody have to do
anything but you have done it
to yourself. You are going to
self-destruct yourself. You have
been in that position and it's not
even a year yet and your repre-


sentation stinks."
He said Mr Rolle told him he
was going to f*** him up, and
he started beating his chest like
King Kong.
"I said, 'First of all, Mr Rolle,
if you want to box with me, your
hand is down too much. You
have to, bring your hand up so
you can protect yourself. You
can't beat me in Dundas Town.
"'I am a man and I teach bas-
ketball and in all my 20 years
here we never had a fight. How
is this going to look in the news-
papers in the morning, chief
councillor and administrator?'"
Mr Mills added that he told
Mr Rolle he didn't have all the
power he was throwing around
in Abaco, and that there was a
board to see to it.
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accused Mr Rolle of constantly
"begging" his female cousin, "a
Haitian lady", and several other
women in the town for sex,
accused him of being a "sissy",
and told him that he would tell
his wife because she is his
cousin, that Mr Rolle hit him.
He said he pushed Mr Rolle
away and called him "a sissy",
but he went back to his vehicle
because a crowd had gathered.
"One mind say turn around.
When I turned around, Revis
say bam, strike me."
It was at this point, he said,
that he reached to hit him as a
"reflex".
"I was trying my hardest to
get him but my cousin came
there and said sometimes you
have to resolve differences with-
out fighting," he said.
His Oakley shades, he said,
were damaged during the fight.
The officer, he said, never
tried to stop the fight.
Mr Mills said he went to the
police station.
Rather than being able to
make a complaint, Mr Mills said
he was arrested and was not
allowed to see a doctor.
Mr Rolle's account of the inci-
dent, which occurred on June 7,
was quite different.
He said he was being chauf-
feured by officer Dino Durham


and was headed to the public
dock when they stopped at
Ocean View Park to observe
works going on there. He said
he was on his cellular phone and
pulling out of the area when Mr
Mills pulled up in a green Mer-
cedes taxi.
He said Mr Mills approached
his vehicle and attempted to
open the door on the driver's
side. He instructed officer
Durham to roll down the win-
dow and see what Mr Mills
wanted.
He said Mr Mills asked him
what he wanted and he respond-
ed: "What do you mean what do
I want? I was passing and just
stopped in to see how the work
was going on. And he (Mr Mills)
said, 'You can't come down here
without my permission'. So I
said I am the administrator, gov-
ernment funds are being spent,
and I am at liberty to come at
any time."
Mr Rolle said Mr Mills
responded by saying: "You want
to fight me? If you want war, I'll
give you war."
This exchange occurred, said
Mr Rolle, while he was still sit-
ting in his car and he told Mr
Mills: "I do not wish to fight you.
You can't win, Cay."
Mr Rolle added: "So, I polite-
ly opened the door and I said to


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him, 'Man, why we have tgi0
through this all the time?!
started to say some defamaii
things to me, like, 'I'm goinX,
destroy you, I have nothinig.
lose'. I got out of my car,
we had a heated exchange..q
He said he felt things
"going to get out of handi.o
he turned to go back. He
felt his necktie tightening.
"It started to choke me a
w.as struggling to free my i.
Officer Durham got ou3te
restrain Mr Mills. He did dt
was able to get released and;$
was attempting to get my]gi
loose so I could catch my brt,
I was gasping. .
"He pulled away from offir
Durham. All I felt was a 14,4.2
to the left eye. After the puncI
was unable to see. I justsaw
blackness."
Dundas Town resident Wade
Archer, he said, held on to hiiii
and said: "Chief, don't get yo5u-
self in trouble." ,4
During cross-examinatiorl'y
Wayne Munroe, Mr Rolle said
he was at the basketball park
inspecting a wall under con-
struction, and had only beep
there about seven minutes
before he started to leave. i
He said normally an inspec-
tion would be carried out withia
contractor present. At the tim ,
there were no workers at the
park.
Mr Rolle said he was co:
ducting an unofficial inspection,
and that it was "just a.coinc.-
dence" that he was being chauf-
feured by an officer while co
unofficial business.
He said officer Durham
stayed in the vehicle during tl e
heated exchange.
Mr Rolle said he had n'o
knowledge of Mr Mills report-
ing him to his supervisors aboot
"financial irregularities" or
accusing him of "sexual impro-
priety".
He also said the officer had
restrained Mr Mills "from t e
back", and that Mr Mills freed
himself before punching him in
the face.
Both men entered into evi-
dence medical reports showi g
they were hit in the eye, ai~d
both submitted proof of damage
to their eyewear.
Prosecution witnesses
Solomon and Julie Russell said
they were driving along asid
stopped at the park because Mr
Rolle and Mr Mills were "in onie
another's face".
Mr Russell said Mr Rolle
punched Mr Mills in the chest,
and that Mr Rolle stepped bacc,
landing on his own glasses, dur-
ing-the scuffle.
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FROM page one

Cat Island, which had not posed
too much of a problem because
this was a slow period for
Bahamasair.
The minister with responsi-
bility for Bahamasair, Bradley
Roberts, said he was aware that
a situation had arisen as a result


Tommy Turnquest


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cedures, but referred The Tri-
bune to Mr Major for details.
The FNM is appalled at what
appears to be a- disgraceful
breakdown of service at the
national carrier, Mr Turnquest


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next elections, to returning to
serve and provide the Bahami-
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which all Bahamians can be tru-
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Mr Turnquest said when Mr
Roberts was in opposition, he
was "quick to jump up scream-
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about what he thought were
shortfalls in the public sector."


FROM page one

applied for the position but
were turned down.
Mr Sears arrived at the cam-
pus on John F Kennedy Drive
at 3.05pm with a number of offi-
cials from the Ministry of Edu-
cation. Ms Darville was with
them.
Sitting in the staff room, Mr
Sears said he knew the teachers
had a problem with the appoint-
ment. But, he said, he could do
nothing about it.
He admitted some promo-
tions were questionable, but
claimed there was nothing the
Ministry of Education could do
about it.
However, as the meeting pro-
gressed, numerous teachers,
most of whom didn't speak to
the minister, picked up their
bags and walked out.
Speaking on the condition of
anonymity and exclusively to
The Tribune, one teacher said
they felt insulted that the min-


"Where today is the minis-
ter's loud voice when disgrace
after disgrace occurs almost dai-
ly at public institutions for
which he has Cabinet responsi-
bility?" he asked.
Mr Turnquest said that on a
flight to South Eleuthera on
Wednesday, passengers had to
be accommodated on a
cramped nine-seater chartered
aircraft.
On the return trip to New
Providence on Thursday, anoth-
er small chartered airplane was
dispatched from Nassau, first to
collect passengers from Cat
Island, then to pick up Bahama-
sair customers from Rock
Sound.
The PLP government, he
said, was so quick to criticise
while in opposition. But it


ister would bring "the problem"
along with him to the meeting.
"He must think we are very
silly to just say that he sees what
the problem is and then bring
the problem along with him and
sit her right up in the front of us.
So what does that tell you? He
doesn't want to correct it.
Because the easiest way to do
that is to just move her.
"Does she really think we
want to work with her or that
we will? The ministry has done
too much of this before and we
have had enough. So the teach-
ers, we who have worked so
hard to build this institution, we
have to put up with the min-
istry not being able to find an
alternative place for one per-
son? Well either they find a
place for one, or a place for 40,"
the teacher warned.
Secretary general in the
Bahamas Union of Teachers
Belinda Wilson said the union is
standing behind the teachers
and advised them to continue
their sit-out until the ministry
intervened and addressed their
concern.
"The teachers are opposed to
her (Ms Darville's) appoint-
ment because they feel as
though they have on their staff
more seasoned, experienced
and qualified teachers who have
applied for the position," she
said.


should be "roundly con-
demned" for forcing hard-work-
ing Bahamians at Bahamasair
to work under these terrible
conditions.
He said the PLP government
had made an "utter mess of the
national airline, just as it has
made a mess of pretty much
everything it touches, and much
of that mess is on the watch of
the Cabinet minister who was
once the PLP's leading hatchet
man for criticising and


condemning.
"Not only is the disgraceful
mess at Bahamasair a gross
inconvenience to Bahamians
and others who are forced t6
use the airline, but also to tho
hundreds of well-meaning
Bahamasair employees includ7
ing the uncertified pilots who
daily try their best to do a pro;
fessional job, but are held back
by general inefficiency and
undoubtedly by political inter;
ference," said Mr Turnquest.
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The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd (BTC) invites applications
from suitably qualified individuals for the position of Senior Manager/Marketing
Communications, Advertising & Public Relations.

This position will report to the Vice President of Marketing & Sales and is
specifically responsible for developing the Marketing Communications Plan
in support of Product Development and Product Management including
developing and coordinating public relations opportunities to elevate company
and product awareness.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Managing brand identity and ensuring consistency across all mediums.
2. Manager development of communications strategies and campaigns to
support product marketing, channel marketing and partner marketing.
3. Develop press releases, speeches, articles.
4. Develop ideas and secure opportunities for feature articles, interview,
presentations, speaking and other public relations activities that promote
awareness of the company and its products or services.
5. Field and direct responses to all media-related inquires.
6. Manage the design media and press opportunities that compliment
marketing plans.
7. Manage the organization and coordination of media efforts at conferences
and special events.
8. Manage and direct activities with public relations agencies to create copy
and media for company promotional material.
9. Manage and tract public relations aspects of customer promotional
programs.
10. Manage interactive marketing with specific responsibility for interactive
communications in the areas of e-marketing, web development, and
advertising.
11. Manager marketing web site strategy and tract and manage expenditures
to marketing budget.
12. Tract and manage expenditure to the advertising, promotions, and public
relations budget.
13. Recruiting, selection, and hiring of qualified marketing communication
personnel.
14. Develop and implement training-plans for the individuals and group.
15. Develop and implement individual improvement programs to enhance
subordinate performance in functional areas.
16. Set performance goals consistent with corporate objectives.
17. Conduct annual performance evaluations on all subordinates.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

1. A Bachelors Degree or higher in Marketing, Public Relations or Business
with a minimum of ten (10) years public relations experience in a high
technology industry and five years in marketing functions in a high tech
company.
2. An advanced' degree such as MBA. would be desirable.

All applications are to be received at BTC's Head Office, 21 John F Kennedy
Drive, no later than Wednesday, October 5, 2005 and addressed as follows:
Director
SHuman Resources & Administration
The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd.
Nassau, The Bahamas

Re: Senior Manager/Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations


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THE new Australian high
commissioner to the Bahamas,
John Michell, paid a courtesy
call on The Tribune yesterday as
part of his tour of Nassau media
houses.
He met publisher-editor
Eileen Carron, managing direc-
tor Roger Carron and managing u
editor John Marquis,
Mr Michell is a career officer
with the Department of Foreign
Affairs and Trade and served
as deputy head of mission in
Dili, East Timor.
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NEARLY a half million visi- thri
tors are expected to step back in Tin
history by touring Nassau's H1
most historic monument, Fort par
Charlotte, in the coming year. goa
With this in mind, officials inter
who manage the country's forts tors
have decided to begin charging of t
an entry fee at the fort starting entt
on Monday. tor)
The fee for locals will be $3 "
per adult, $2 for senior citizens the
over 60 years old and $1 per tail
child under 14. det
Visiting adults will pay $5,. in t
visiting seniors $3, children $2, age
Officials say the funds will be
used to maintain the fort, its
surrounding grounds and
restore other national monu-
ments and forts, C
"Fort Charlotte, built in 1789, Chi
is the 200-year-old grand dame Ge
of fortresses and'has served as the
backdrop to so much of our his- pro
tory," explained Dr Keith Tin- har
ker, director of the Antiquities, L
Monuments and Museums Cor- wit
poration. dis
"The fort was in desperate nei
need of repair and upgrading. aud
Thanks to grants and other tion
donations, we were able to Bel
invest more than $500,000, not pat
only saving much of the internal nig
structure of rock and cedar, but I
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into a much more exciting go
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formed and trained tour guides I
as well as the installation of a an
self-guided interactive tour, Bo
"We've added access ramps cha
for the disabled and safety rails, trig
re-landscaped the grounds, to
added public rest rooms and an in 2
administration office," Dr Tin- "
ker said. ad'
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ting 250,000 visitors a year Ou
before the renovations and new gon
marketing campaign. cise
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expect that number to increase. dis
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t of the corporation's overall
al of providing an exciting,
eractive experience for visi-
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the cost of other commercial
erprises in order to bring his-
y to life.
The premises are safer and
tours are now more enter-
ling, packed with historic
ails about what life was like
he Bahamas some 200 years
o," he said.

History

Constructed in 1789, Fort
arlotte named after King
orge III's consort was once
most expansive military post
)tecting Nassau's western
bour.
Local historians teamed up
h an international graphics
play company to produce
w exhibits and build the
dio display units that are posi-
ined throughout the grounds.
tter lighting and smoother
hways open the option for
httime tours.
)r Tinker said he hopes the
ds collected at the fort can
to making similar improve-
nts at other historic sites,
The Antiquities, Monuments
I Museum Corporation
ard anticipates that the
rnges to Fort Charlotte will
gger a boost in visitor traffic
nearly a half million visitors
2005/2006.
We are launching new
vertising campaigns to
rease our daily visitor count.
r tour guides have under-
ne extensive retraining exer-
es to help larger groups tour
rt Charlotte. With the new
plays, visitors in smaller
rups now have the option to
rticipate in self-guided tours
their leisure'in a safer envi-
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* By YOLANDA
DELEVEAUX
Senior Business
Reporter

ators will
oppose any
government
move to
reduce their $0.44 per gallon
margin, president of the
Bahamas Petroleum Retailers
Association, Garner Dawkins,
told The Tribune yesterday.
He said Bahamian petrole-
um retailers were barely mak-
ing a profit, and were strug-
gling to maintain an equilibri-
um as rising oil prices contin-
ued to take chunks out of their
profits.
Margin
The $0.44 margin, he added,
did not represent the per gal-
lon profit made by the retail-
ers, as this had to be used to
cover costs, including renat
and royalties payments to the
three oil companies.
"We cannot absorb any mar-


gin reductions at this time.
We're struggling as it is, our
margins have been driven
smaller and smaller as the
price of gas goes up," Mr
Dawkins said.
"The higher the gasoline
goes, as a percentage, our mar-
gins are driven smaller. The
difference between what we
buy fuel for and sell it for, out
of that we pay electricity, rent,
staff, royalties, and what is left
over is what we take home.
We do not support the Minis-
ter in these margin reduc-
tions. "
Mr Dawkins explained that
although the oil companies -
Shell, Texaco and Esso were
not allowed to operate retail
facilities because the sector
was reserved for Bahamians,
they received their $0,33 per


gallon wholesale margin and
also "dip into our margins".
He said this 'double dipping'
was why it was so difficult for
Association members to go
along with the margin reduc-

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S'By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
BAHAMASAIR'S average
load factor is on average 15 per
cent below where it needs to be
for the national flag carrier to
break-even, the minister of
works and public utilities said
yesterday, with the airline like-
ly to increasingly employ small-
er aircraft to deal with this over-
capacity.
Addressing the second Abaco
Business outlook Conference
yesterday, Bradley Roberts said
that while Bahamasair had an
average 50 per cent load factor
across its network, a 65 per cent
load factor was needed for it to
reach break even. Load factor
essentially means the propor-
tion of seats that are occupied
on each flight.
"The challenge Bahamasair
faces in respect to Abaco, as
with the rest of its network, is
being able to balance capacity
with demand adjusted for sea-
sonality while taking into


account local and touristic
needs," Mr Roberts said.
"Over capacity is the major
issue in overcoming the tremen-
dous subsidies $270 million up
to June 30, 2004 the Govern-
ment has had to provide
Bahamasair over the years,"
The airline was set to be
restructured "imminently", pri-
or to forging ahead with pri-
vatisation, Mr Roberts said, and
this was likely to involve the
use of smaller aircraft in
Bahamasair's fleet to deal with
the airline's load factor prob-
lems.
"This should not be cause for
alarm because smaller aircraft
servicing your [Abaco's] mar-
ket both domestically and inter-
nationally would work to your
benefit with greater frequency
and possibly lower fares," Mr
Roberts said.
"Equally important is the fact
that the burden to the taxpayers
would also be reduced, as
Bahamasair reduces its cost and
gains economic sustainability."


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Workers Union (AAAWU)
over the requested 20 per cent
pay cut, saying that manage-
ment and union officials were
continuing to negotiate in good


NASSAU Flight Services faith. An amicable conclusion
yesterday said 2005's Septem- was expected,
ber-October period was the* 4.1
slowest it had encountered for NegOtiatOolS
many years, with its airline cus-
tomers reducing the frequen-; In an interview with The Tri-
cy of flights to Nassau, a trend b ne, Mr Grant said the two
that prompted the company tof sides were still in the middle
request a 20 per cent pay cut of .negotiations. Management
from staff, had not taken a hard and fast
Reginald Grant, the compa- position, but was instead look-
ny's deputy general manager,, ing to negotiate in good faith.
yesterday dismissed fears over Mr Grant said further that
possible industrial action by thie ,he hoped the two parties would
Airport, Airline and Allied: sit down and discuss what


Baha Mar eyes Prospect


Ridge land purchase
rBAHA Mar Development Company is
moving ahead with plans to further expand its
landholdings for the proposed $1.2 billion
Cable Beach redevelopment, as Sir William
Allen yesterday confirmed to The Tribune
that he plans to sell his Prospect Ridge home
to the developer
The former N finance.minister said
Sproperty' the :most easterly on Prospect
Ridge next t9 the Water & Sewerage Cor
poration's wpterfields was next to other
Property Baha Mar was seeking to buy, Sir
William and his family had decided to sell
because they did not want to live next to the
development..
Meanwhile, Robert Sands, Baha Mar's
vice-president of administration and public
relations, yesterday said the re-routed West
Bay Street would be situated mostly on Hotel
Corporation land.
Although still at the concept stage, the

0 SIR WILLIAM ALLEN SEE page 7B


would be good for the union
members, without discussing it
in the press.
"They need to sit down and
negotiate with us. In our ini-
tial discussions we informed
them that if they think of a bet-
ter way they should let us
know, and we can come to an
amicable arrangement that is
in the best interest of all par-
ties," he added.
On Wednesday, AAAUW
president, Nelerene Harding,
said Nassau Flight Services offi-
cials had communicated to the
union that effective September

SEE page 8B


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Growth pushes
Corporation's peak
load up 64% over
Past five years

* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamas Electricity
Corporation (BEC) will carry
out studies on building a new
multi-million power station on
Abaco, it was announced yes-
terday, given that its peak load
had increased by 64 per cent
over the past five years due to
economic growth on that

SEE page 7B


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COMMONWEALTH BREWERY LIMITED
P.O.BOX N-3897 CLIFTON PIER, NASSAU, BAHAMAS
TEL: (242) 362-4790/2, 302-2900, 302-2901/ FAX: (242) 362-4793

VACANCY NOTICE

A manufacturing entity located on the western tip of New Providence,
is presently seeking the following:

Finance Department

Position: Accounts Payable Officer

Duties Include:

> Processing of accounts payable documents.
> Processing of periodic payment runs.
> Reconcilling payable and accrual accounts.
> Maintenance of freight expense account.
> Maintenance of prepayment schedules.
> Maintenance of miscellaneous excel reports.

Minimum Requirements:

> University Degree: Finance or Accounting;
> Two years Experience in financial arena;
> Strong communication, administrative, time management skills and
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Interested persons should submit a current resu n d cover letter to
the address below no later than September 30th, 2005:
Human Resources Manager
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P.O.Box N-4936
Nassau, Baamas
Fax: 1-242-32-4793



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* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
he Bahamas
Telecommunica-
tions Company
(BTC) is spend-
ing $14 million to
install 40 towers that will pro-
vide GSM cellular service on
Abaco, it was announced yes-
terday, with some 39 already
in place.
Addressing the second Aba-
co Business outlook Confer-
ence, Bradley Roberts, minister
of public works and utilities,
said the 40 tower sites on Aba-
co equalled the combined num-
ber of GSM sites for New Prov-
idence and Abaco. The former
had 25 towers, and the latter
15.
Cellular services, the minister
added, had now been intro-
duced to both Moore's Island
and Grand Cay.
Meanwhile, Mr Roberts said
BTC planned to launch Black-
berry, WiFi and Voicemail
Wireline products in the
Bahamas later this year, along
with a relaunch of High Speed
Internet DSL.
Damages

Recalling the "multi-million"'
dollar damages inflicted on
BTC's Abaco infrastructure by
Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne
in September 2004, Mr Roberts
said that while BTC paid annu-
al insurance premiums of
almost $5 million, "no insur-
ance company now insures the
outside plant, and with the
amount of claims from these
liurricanes the annual premi-
ums will go up and so will the
deductible as the insurance
industry hardens".
He added of last year's hur-
ricane impact: "In Grand Cay,
the damages were so cata-
strophic that the microwave
link and its associated equip-
ment linking Walkers Cay and
Grand Cay to Grand Bahama
and the rest of the world had to
be replaced. Here the entire
Switching Centre, along with
all the outside plant cables, had
to be replaced.
' "The fact of the matter is
that Grand Cay telecommuni-
cations network had to be
rebuilt from scratch.......... Many
Microwave Radios have been
installed between the Cays and


the main land thus increasing
capacity so as to facilitate GSM
cellular technology on the
Cays."
As a result of storm surges,
BTC's exchange, cell site and
power equipment in Marsh
Harbour were damaged, while
the remote sites in Dundas
Town and Spring City had to
be replaced. Transmission
cables were also damaged, and
repairs were further hindered
after what Mr Roberts claimed
was sabotage to the fibre optic
cable between Cherokee
Sound and Sandy Point.
Turning his attention to oth-
er issues, Mr Roberts criticised
Bahamas Fast Ferries for
allegedly not remedying prob-
lems with the Sandy Point
ramp. He added that the "resi-
dent engineer" had advised
him that the ramp had cut off
the migration of sand along the
beach, causing the beach to
recede on its western side.
As a result, Mr Roberts said
the Ministry of Works would
remove the ramp.
He added: "The Govern-
ment also plans the construc-
tion of a bridge, which will con-
nect Great Abaco to Little
Abaco. The design will allow
boaters clear access to the sea
on both the north and south
side of the island.
"The design for the bridge
has been completed by WSP
and was put out to Tender.
However, it was later deter-
mined that the approaches to
the bridge had not been
designed. This matter is now
receiving the attention of my
Ministry, and the work will
have to be re-tendered upon
completion of the new design
drawings."
Mr Roberts said plans were


also being prepared to con-
struct a parallel taxiway and
repaving of the existing run-
way at Marsh Harbour Inter-
national Airport.
Disposal
The Water & Sewerage Cor-
poration was set to install a
$300,000 disposal well and
screening/filtration system for
Treasure Cay. Mr Roberts said
the cost of producing reverse
osmosis on Grand Cay and
Moores Island by reverse
osmosis was highly subsidised,
while the other eight water sup-
ply systems on Abaco that are
owned by the Corporation
combined with those two to
produce 1.5 million gallons per
day.
"Today, the only major
Bahamian community on
mainland Abaco without piped
water is Cherokee Sound. And
in an effort to address this case,
the Water and Sewerage Cor-
poration plans are to embrace
the proximity of the Abaco
Club at Winding Bay to extend
service from this development
into Cherokee Sound. The
challenge, on the other hand, is
to secure the funding required
for the necessary transmission
main and a distribution sys-
tem," Mr Roberts said.
The Corporation had been
instructed to negotiate a con-
tract for reverse osmosis water
to supply New Plymouth on
Green Turtle Cay, and it was
also mulling whether Man-O-
War and Elbow Cays should
be supplied by reverse osmosis.
"New developments in Aba-
co will be made to install sewer
systems and marinas will all
have to have pump out facili-
ties; further existing marinas


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will be strongly encouraged to
do likewise. We must protect
our environment or destroy it
to our own determent," Mr
Roberts said.
"I note that there are a num-
ber of challenges we face as a
government as we move to
establish anchor developments
throughout the Bahamas. For


example, in Inagua it's the cost
of electricity, in Tarpum Bay
and Harbour Island it is the
quality of potable drinking.
water. There, the government
will provide an additional
reverse osmosis plant in Cen-
tral Eleuthera and extend
water mains to Tarpum Bay.
"Bimini has to have its tele-


phone system and harbour
upgraded. In Long Island, we
must extend potable water
throughout the island, and in
New Providence there is the:
need for proper sewerage dis-
posal plants. More particularly,
here in the Abacos is the issue
of the elimination of pollution;
from enclosed harbours."


Rental Revenues 1,032,348 2,069,238 2,026,685
Other Income 10,505 18,806 13,887
1,042,852 2,088,043 2,040,572


Operating Expenses


Bank Interest


206,622 427,442


Preference Share Dividends 122,103 259,603
Bad Debt Expense 44,066 75,058
' thlExpenseis 83,200 167053
455,991 929,155i



Funds From Operation (FFO) 586,861 1,158,888

Gain/(loss) On Revaluation
Amortisation Of Deferred Expenses (2,828) (5,656)

Net Income 584,034 1.153.233 1


FFO PerShare $ 0.24 $ 0.48 $

Eurniags Per Share $ 0.24 $ 0.48 $

Net Asset Value Per Share $ 10.25 $ t9.25 $




A full set of the financial statements is available frm Fidelity Share Registrars & Transfer Agents Ltd..
51 Frederick Street, Nassau, Bahamas'


476,926
275,000

153,631




1,135,015


(9,256)

.125,759


0.47

0.47

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Abaco GSM


NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No. 45 of 2000)

RUSHDALE CONSULTANTS LIMITED
IBC No 77,484 B

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 (1) (g) of the International Business Companies Act N046
of 2000, RUSHDALE CONSULTANTS LIMITED has
been dissolved and has been struck off the Register of
Companies with effect from the 30th day of August of'2005


NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No. 45 of 2000)

LANDRY HOLDINGS LIMITED
LIQUIDATOR'S NOTICE

PURSUANT TO SECTION 137 (6) OF
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT


We, Sovereign (Bahamas) Limited, Liquidator of Landry Holdings
Limited, hereby certify that the winding up and dissolution has
been completed in accordance with the Articles of Dissolution and
'the company has been struck of the Registers of Companies.

Dated the 3rd day of August 2005


Sovereign (Bahamas) Limited
Liquidator


SFinancial Advlors Ltd.
Pricing Information As Of:

52wk-Hi 52wk-Low PreviousCloseTodayange Daily Vol. EPS $ Dv $ PIE Yield
1.10 0.80 Abaco Markets 00.8 0.00 -0.207 0.000 N/M 0.00%
10.00 8.00 Bahamas Property Fund 10.00 10.00 0.00 1.452 0.340 6.9 3.40%
6.99 5.55 Bank of Bahamas 6.55 6.99 0.44 2.000 0.561 0.330 12.5 4.72%
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.80 0.80 0.00 0.204 0.010 3.9 1.25%
1.80 1.40 Bahamas Waste 1.40 1.40 0.00 0.126 0.060 11.1 4.29%
1.15 0.87 Fidelity Bank 1.10 1.10 0.00 0.066 0.030 16.7 2.73%
9.06 6.94 Cable Bahamas 9.06 9.06 0.00 0.618 0.240 14.7 2.65%
2.20 1.53 Colina Holdings 1.69 1.53 -0.16 75.,000 -0.046 0.000 NM 0.00%
9.10 7.05 Commonwealth Bank 9.10 9.10 0.00 3,000 0.705 0.410 12.9 4.51%
2.50 0.67 Doctor's Hospital 2.40 2.40 0.00 0.429 0.000 5.6 0.00%
4.20 3.85 Famguard 4.20 4.20 0.00 0.428 0.240 8.8 5.71%
10.70 9.50 Finco 10.70 10.70 0.00 4,150 0.695 0.510 15.4 4.77%
9.50 7.25 FirstCaribbean 9.50 9.50 0.00 0.695 0.380 13.7 4.00%
.24 8.31 Focol 9.24 9.24 0.00 0.675 0.500 13.7 5.41%
1.99 1.27 Freeport Concrete 1.15 1.15 0.00 0.022 0.000 52.3 0.00%
10.20 9.50 ICD Utilities 9.94 9.94 0.00 0.526 0.405 18.9 4.07%
8.50 8.20 J. S. Johnson 8.50 8.50 0.00 0.526 0.560 16.2 6.59%
6.69 4.36 Kerzner International BDRs 5.58 5.52 -0.06 0.122 0.000 45.1 0.00%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 2.036 0.760 4.9 7.60%
52wk-HI 52wk-Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price VeeklIy eVOEPS DIv Pr- Yield
13.00 12.50 Bahamas Supermarkets 12.25 13.25 11.00 1.488 0.960 9.1 7.25%
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 10.00 10.35 10.00 0.000 0.800 NM 7.80%
0.60 0.40 RND Holdings 0.29 0.54 0.00 -0.044 0.000 NM 0.00Q%
43.00 28.00 ABDAB 41.00 43.00 41.00 2.220 0.000 19.4 0.00'%
16.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 12.33 13.33 12.50 1.105 0.810 14.6 6.93%
0.60 0.35 RND Holdings 0.29 0.54 0.35 -0.103 0.000 N/M 0.00%

1.2521 .1.1846 Colina Money Market Fund 1.252089"
2.4169 2.0131 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 2.4169***
10.5576 10.0000 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 10.5576*****
2.2560 2.1491 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.255981**
1.1347 1.0631 Colina Bond Fund 1.134722****
BISX ALL SHAREINDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
52wk-HI Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
52wk-Low Lowest closing price In last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week
Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Dally Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV $ Dividends per share paid In the last 12 months NIM Not Meaningful
PIE Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100
**- AS AT AUG. 31, 2005W- AS AT AUG 31. 2005
* AS AT SEPT. 9, 2005/ AS AT AUG. 31, 20058** AS AT AUG. 31, 2005


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2005, 3L3B


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Colinalmperial funds


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NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that ROCQUEL GORDON, BUTTON
WOOD AVENUE, PINEWOOD GARDENS, P.O. BOX N-743,
NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as
a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and sighed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 30TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2005 to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box
N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2005/CLE/QUI


IN THE SUPREME COURT


EQUITY SIDE


2005


No.00547


IN THE-I ATRER oal hat0qdwparcetorAst of latdg situate:
Rose StrdetyAFox Hill ith~Ehslen Distc'itof the Ildihd of
", r New P drovlaene, ne Bahamas

AND

IN THE MATTER of The Quieting Titles Act, 1959
(Chapter 393 statute Laws of The Bahamas
revised edition 2001).

AND

IN THE MATTER of The Petition of Margaret Davis and Debra
Michelle Davis


NOTICE


MARGARET DAVIS AND DEBRA MICHELLE
DAVIS, the Petitioners claim to be the owners in fee simple in
possession of the said piece parcel or lot of land and have made
application to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act to have the
sawe piece parcel or lot of land investigated and the nature and
evy'nt thereof determined and declared in a Certificate of Title
tc granted by the Court in accordance with the provisions
of the Act.

Copies of a diagram or plan showing the position, boundaries
shape marks and dimensions of the said piece parcel or lot of
land may be inspected during normal working hours at the
following places:

(a) The Registry of the Supreme Court Bitco Building, East
Street in the City of Nassau, The Bahamas.

(b) The Chambers of Messrs. Davis & Co., 4th Floor Sheraton
Hilton, Suite 400#1 Bay Street, Nassau, The Bahamas.
Attorneys for the Petitioner

NOTICE is hereby given that any person having drawn
a right of Dower or an adverse claim or claim not recognized
in the Petition shall within thirty (30) days after the appearance
of the Notice herein file in the Registry of the Supreme Court
in the City of Nassau aforesaid and serve on the Petitioners or
the undersigned a statement of his claim in the prescribed form,
verified by an Affidavit to be filed therewith.
Failure of any such person to file and serve a statement
of claim within thirty.(30) days herein will operate as a bar to
such claim.

Dated this 21st day of September, A.D. 2005

DAVIS & CO.
Chambers
Sheraton Hilton Commercial Centre
#1 Bay Street
4th Floor Suite 400
Nassau, Bahamas


Attorneys for the Petitioners


continue this long-standing tra-
dition of helping aspiring stu-
dents achieve their dreams. At
Colinalmperial, we believe in
supporting people who take the
initiative to reach for success
and we feel very strongly that
the provision of academic
scholarships plays a vital role in
nation-building."
The Colinalmperial COB
Scholarship Fund was created
in 1995, and has helped make
higher education a reality for
COB students who maintain a
grade point average of 2.5 or
higher.
"We don't limit the possibil-
ities in terms of what our recip-
ients must study," said Mr
Ritchie. "The only requirement
is that they must be enrolled
in one of the academic disci-
plines and have a demonstrable
drive to accomplish their goal.
Motivation
Director of COB's Office of
Financial Aid and Housing,
Cheryl Carey commended Col-
inalmperial. "I see students
every day who have the ability
and the motivation to go high-
er in their educational aspira-
tions," said Ms Carey. "For
many of these young people,
their only barrier is a lack of
funds.
Colyn D. R. Major, vice -
president of student affairs,
said such scholarships are vital
to the continued growth and
development of any tertiary
institution. "We encourage our
students to become well-round-
ed 'citizens' of COB in order to
get the full benefit from their


* PICTURED (I-r) are Colyn D R Major, vice -president of student affairs at The College ofthe
Bahamas, Cheryl Carey, director of COB's Office of Financial Aid and Housing, and Gleo
Ritchie, Colinalmperial's vice-president of operations.

college experience," he added. concentrate on their studies extracurricular pursuits is what
"When these students no and make time to participate enriches the learning experi-
longer have to worry about in on-campus organisations. ence and what makes the C l-
where next semester's tuition Creating this balance between lege of the Bahamas a vibrant
will come from, they are free to classroom participation and institution."
. *^ .


NOTICE
OTieis hieby given that BERNES NELSON, PALIVBEACH
STREEr, SSAU, 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 30TH day of
SEPTEMBER, 2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


LEGAL NOTICE



NOTICE

HENDRIX LSE FUND LTD.-.
VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (8) of
the International Business Companies Act 2000 the Dissolution of'
HENDRIX LSE FUNDO LTD. has been completed, a Certificate,
of Dissolution has been issued and the Company,has therefore been
struck off the Register of Companies.,

The Date of Completion of dissolution was 24th August, 2005.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that WESLEY AUGUSTE OF #10i
TAMARIND STREET, FREEPORTGRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMASi
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/ naturalizatior
should not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 23RD day oa
SEPTEMBER, 2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality ancr
Citizenship, P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama, Bahamas!i,


LEGAL NOTICE



NOTICE

CANDIA INTERNATIONAL LTD.
VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (8)
the International Business Companies Act 2000 the Dissolution
CANDIA INTERNATIONAL LTD. has been completed,
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the Company ha]
therefore been struck off the Register of Companiesj

The Date of Completion of dissolution was 24th August, 2005s

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Open: Mon to Fri Sam 5:30 pm
MOTORS LTD Sat 8am-12 noon
MOTORS LTD Tel: 322-675/6 Fax: 322-6714
E-mail: execmotor@batelnet.bs
AUTHORISED TOYOTA DEALER Salesperson: Barry Pinder,
Parts and service guaranteed Pam Palacious, Terrol Cash


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Company has presented the
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with its annual payment into
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Baker's Bay Golf& Ocean Club is a $500 million development on
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As part of our commitment to government to employ 200 Bahamians
in the development we are now looking to fill the following positions
with Bahamian Nationals:
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Rooms/ Inn Manager
Yoga/Pilates Instructor
Fitness Trainer
Resident Butler
Assistant Marketing Manager
Salary and benefits will be in line with experience and will include
health benefits.
Applications to Carter Redd, General Manager at P.O. Box AB 20766,
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Deloitte & Taudw
Chartend Acuntants
and M@gHt! Consultants
2nd Isois, Centreville
P.O. Sm N-7120
NsWau, Bahamas
Tel: + 1 (242) 302-4800
Fax: +1 (242) 322-3101
http://www.deloitte.com J


INDEPENDENT AUDITORS' REPORT


To the Shareholders of
Bank o&fThe Bahamas Limited:

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheet of Bank of The Bahamas Limited (the
"Bank") as of June 30, 2005, for the year then ended. This consolidated balance sheet is the
responsibility of the Bank's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these
consolidated balance sheet based on our audit

We conducted our audit in accordance with International Standards on Auditing. Those Standards
require that we -plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the
consolidated balance sheet is free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test
basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the consolidated balance sheet An audit
also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by
management, as well as evaluating the overall consolidated balance sheet presentation. We believe
that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

In our opinion, the consolidated balance sheet presents fairly, in all material respects, the financial
position of the Bank as of June 30, 2005, in accordance with International Financial Reporting
Standards.


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A member firm of
DeloltteThudch Tohnmatu


2005


$ 28,242,098
30,149,106
25,527,300
352,434,376
2,969,882
1,745,180
1,115,277

2,999,464
7,962,491
$ 453,145,174

$ 381,280,413
17,000,000
1,398,963
2,623,309
3,526,092

2,999,464
408,828,241

12,000,000
7,589,064
(264,270)
1,400,000
23,592,139
44,316,933
$ 453,i45,174


2004

$ 13,694,256
33,392,798
25,509,500
299,322,634
2,887,810
3,829,553
1,115,277

1,079,118
3,947,105
$ 384,778,051

$ 319,928,319
17,000,000
203,689
2,509,133
2,807,635
1,920,000
1,079,118
345,447.894

12,000,000
7,589,064
(267,750)
1,400,000
18,608,843
39,330,157
$ 384,778,051


Se 6notes to consolidated balance sheet.
The consolidated balance sheet was approved by the Board of Directors on August 19, 2005, and is
signed op its behalf by:


Director


/ BANK OF THE BAHAMAS LIMITED


NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
JUNE 30, 2005


1. GENERAL

Bank of The Bahamas Limited (the "Bank"), trading as Bank of The Bahamas International, is
incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. The Bank is licensed
under the provisions of the Bank and Trust Companies Regulations Act 2000. The Bank is
also licensed as an authorized dealer pursuant to the Exchange Control Regulations Act.

The Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and The National Insurance Board
own 51% of the issued shares. The remaining shares are owned by approximately 4,000
Bahamian shareholders. The Bank's head office is located at Claughton House, Shirley and
Charlotte Streets. The registered office is located at Sassoon House, Shirley Street, Victoria
Avenue, Nassau, Bahamas.

The principal business of the Bank is providing commercial banking services through ten
branches: four in New Providence, two in Grand'Bahama, two in Andros, one in San Salvador
and one in Inagua. A wholly owned subsidiary of the Bank, Bank of The Bahamas Trust
Limited, was formed in September 2000 to provide trust and related services.

The Bank carries out international business through its correspondent banking relationships
with Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of Montreal, Citibank NA and Lloyds Bank
PLC. The Bank is also an agent for American Express and MoneyGram.

The number of persons employed by the Bank at June 30, 2005 was 227 (2004: 198) of which
7 (2004: 1) were temporary.
2. ADOPTION OF NEW INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING STANDARDS (IASs)

Goodwill

During the fiscal year, the Bank adopted IAS 36 Impairment ofAssets and IAS 38 Intangible
Assets which resulted in a change in the accounting policy for goodwill. Previously, goodwill
was amortized over a period of 10 years. Under the new policy, goodwill is stated net of
impairment at year-end.


3. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

The consolidated balance sheet has been prepared in accordance with International Financial
Reporting Standards. The preparation of the consolidated balance sheet in conformity with
International Financial Reporting Standards requires management to make estimates and
assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of
contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated balance sheet. Actual results
may differ from those estimates.

The significant accounting policies are as follows:

a. Principles of consolidation The consolidated balance sheet includes the Bank's wholly
owned subsidiary, Bank of The Bahamas Trust Limited. Intercompany balances have
been eliminated upon consolidation.

b. Loans and advances to customers Loans and advances to customers are stated at the
principal amounts outstanding, net of unearned income and provisions for loan losses.

Non-accrual loans Loans are identified as impaired and placed on a cash (non-accrual)
basis when it is determined that the payment of interest or principal is doubtful of
collection, or when interest or principal is past due 90 days or more, except for loans that
are fully secured and in the process of collection. A loan is fully secured when the net
realizable value of the collateral equals or exceeds the principal and outstanding interest.
A loan is considered to be in the process of collection if the collection efforts are
reasonably expected to result ,in repayment of principal and interest, or restoration to
current status. .


Deloitte


Building
Leasehold improvements
Furniture, fixtures and equipment


August 19,2005
BANK OF THE BAHAMAS LIMITED

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
AS OF JUNE 30, 2005
(Expressed in Bahamian dollars)


ASSETS
Cash and due from banks
Account with The Central Bank of The Bahamas
Investments (Note 4)
Loans and advances to customers, net (Notes 5 and 14)
Accrued interest receivable (Note 14)
Prepaid expenses and other assets (Note 14)
Goodwill, net (Note.7)
Customers' liabilities under acceptances,
guarantees and letters of credit
Fixed assets, net (Note 6)
TOTAL
LIABILITIES
Deposits from customers and banks (Notes 8 and 14)
Bonds payable (Note 9)
Cheques and other items in transit
Accounts payable and other liabilities (Note 14)
Accrued interest payable (Note 14)
Dividends payable (Note 18)
Acceptances, guarantees and letters of credit
Total liabilities
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Share capital (Note 10)
Share premium
Treasury shares (Note 11)
General reserve
Retained earnings
Total shareholders' equity
TOTAL


-4.
All investments are held with related parties and consist of the following:
S2005


Held to Maturity

Bahamas Mortgage Corporation Bonds


Maturity
2007
2007


Interest Rate
5.000% effective rate
3.500% effective rate


Bahamas Government Registered Stocks


2005
2005
2006
2007
2008
2010
2011
2012
2013
2015
2018


.875% above prime
1.25% above prime
.1562% above prime
1% above prime.
6.375%
.625% above prime
7.000%
.750% above prime
1% above prime
.1875% above prime
.5625% above prime


Balance carried forward


Held to Maturity

Bahamas Government Registered Stocks


Maturity


lidn
K $ 2,000,000 $ 2,000,000
* K .-. : o 70 ,: 7.0o
K $ 2700,000 S 2.700.000


1,00,000
.257,500
86,300 86,300
1,000,000 1,000,000
3,000,000 3,000,000
83 500 8 3,500
3,000,000 3,000,000
4,000,000 4,000,000
675,000 675.000
459,900 459,900
244 000 44J
13/148,700M 14 6 ,00
'* 2 *' '' '** C5t m~


Interest Rate


Balance brought forward
2019 .46875% above prime
2019 .25% above prime
2020 .5% above prime
2020 .34375% above prime
2020 .1875% above prime
2020 .21875% above prime
2021 .375% above prime
2022 .25% above prime
2022 .3125% above prime
2022 .40625% above prime
2022 .34375% above prime
2023 .28125% above prime
2024 .31250% above prime
2024 .2500% above prime
2024 .2813% above prime
2024 .31250% above prime


Bridge Authority Bond
2019 1.25% above prime
Deposit Insurance Corporation Bond
2004 1.25% above prime
2004 0.25% above prime
Available for sale

1 Share held in The Bahamas International
Securities Exchange (fully written off)


13,148,700 14,906,200
273,600 273,600
1,546,100 1,546,100
1,600 1,600.
884.600 564,600
723,200 -
6..70b
:,: "9.000
652 -
2,352.300 252,300
216,000 216,000
1,418,400 1,418,400
79.9 -
110,700
S 223,00 -
102.000 -

SW 31&7oo


205,000
... 200
S-- 205200



.. ., .2 A5,e300S 25.5 50
:. ; :. '.,+'::+> :.-:.++++ .:. .+ .. .. a ...


A loan that is contractually 180 days in marem is classified as non-awcrl in all
situations, except for loans to or guaranteed by The Government of The Ci'iai'*walth
of The Bahamas. When a loan is identified as non-accal, the acul of interest is
discontinued and any previously accrued, t u d interest is cl~iad M tcent
earnings. Thereafter, interest is included in earnings ouly to the extsi t il o gceived
in cash. When there is doubt regarding the ultimate collectibility ofprba* all cash
receipts are applied to reduce the principal. Further, while interest cotinito accrue,
it is not added to the principal nor recognized as income, but rather is spsmli. ,

Cash basis loans are returned to accrual status when all contractual principal i4 Mlsst
amounts are reasonably assured of repayment and/or there is a ustaned plied of
repayment performance in accordance with conlactual termi...

Provision for credit losses Provision for loan losses represents management's ilthtiis
of probable losses inherent in the loan portfolio. Te provision for possible ltm lame
is increased by charges to operating expense netof recoveries. Provision fbr loan jiB
is comprised of specific and general provisions. ..

Specific provision is maintained to reflect anticipated losses related to specific loan or
in the case of consumer loans that are not secured by real estate, on the aggr42ps
portfolio. Specific provision is established for non-consumer loans and consumer loans
secured by real estate individually when, in management's view, collection of interest
and/or principal is doubtful. The amount of specific provision is based otd the extent to
which the principal is judged to be uncollectible.

The specific provision for an impaired c611ateral-dependnt loan, whererepyment is
expected to be provided solely by the sale of the underlying .collate l,is set at an
amount equal to the difference between the principal balance and the net realizable value
of the collateral. Net realizable value represents the discounted market price of the
collateral less all costs associated with its disposition. For unsecured loans, the Bank
calculates the provision applying factors based on the past de statusof the loans.
The general provision represents management's estimate of probable but unrealized
losses inherent in the loan portfolio against which specific provisions have not been
established.

Loans write-off Consumer loans are written-offwhen they are contractually in aiea
more than 180 days. All other loans are written-off when the following conditions exist:
i) contractually in arrears; ii) underlying collateral has been exhausted; and iii). no
payment has been received within 180 days thereafter. Where a loan is being written-
off, specific provision is increased to the principal amount of the loan and .therafter the
loan is written-off against the provision for credit losses.

c. Investments Investments classified as held-to-maturity are carried at cost: Invetments
classified as available-for-sale are initially recognized at cost and subsequently re-
measured at fair value.

d. Repurchase agreements Securities purchased under agreements. to resell are recorded
as loans and advances to customers.

e. Goodwill Goodwill represents the excess of cost of th acquisition over the hir value
of net assets acquired by the Bank. Goodwill is teted annually for.impairent and
carried at cost less accumulated impairment losses ..

f. Foreign currency translation Assets and liabilities in foreign currencies are translated
at year-end exchange rates.

g. Fixed assets Fixed assets (excluding building) are stated at cost lessaccumulated .
depreciation and amortization. Building is stated at estimated salvage value of $290,150
with subsequent additions at cost less accumulated depreciation. .

Depreciation and amortization are calculated on a straight-line basis using the following
annual rates:


Leasehold improvements are amortized over the unexpiredportiponofthe lease or their
estimated useful lives, whichever period is shorter.

h. Acceptances, guarantees, and letters of credit The contingent liability of the Bank
under acceptances, guarantees and letters of credit is recorded as a liability in the
consolidated balance sheet. An offsetting asset is recorded to reflect the Bank's recourse
against customers in the; case of a call on any of these comintments.-
1 iey pa4Ptwsq-, Related partpies-iclude all Ministries and Departments of The Bahamas
Goyvrnment, Government Corporations, Subsidiaries and Agencies as well as key
management personnel 6fthe Bank. All transactions with related parties are based on
rates and terms used in the normal course of business, except for reduced rates for key
management personnel's borrowings.
j. Assets and liabilities under administration Assets and liabilities under administration
on behalf of clients are not included in the consolidated balance shoet.
. I INVESTMENT


.20%?
20- 33.33%
20-56%.'


2004


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THE TRIBUNE BUSINESS


5. LOANS AND ADVANCES TO CUSTOMERS, NET
Loans and advances to customers are as follows:


2005


M -tgage loans
Commercial loans
Consumer loans
Business overdrafts
Personal overdrafts


$ 161,018,512
132,325,737
24,287,378
18,900,991
6,161,258


$ 112,628,670
123,383,755
18,151,827
23,043,842
4,263,423


Government guaranteed student loans 13,310,103 20,133,805

356003,979 301,605,322


LESS: PROVISION FOR LOAN LOSSES:
At beginning of year 2,282,688 5,468,265
Amount written-off (376,456) (6,010,064)
Recoveries 773,397 579,493
Provision charged to expense 889,974 2,244,994
At end of year 3,569,603 2,282,688


Loans and advances to customers, net $ 352,434,376 $ 299,322,634


Included in Commercial loans are Repurchase agreements totaling $11,240,800 (2004 nil).

During the year, the Bank wrote-off loans totaling $376,456 (2004: $6,010,064). Of this
amount $0 (2004: $1,463,823) was written off against general provision and $376,456 (2004:
$4,546,241) against specific provision. These loans will be subject to the Bank's ongoing
collections efforts.
(Continued)


PROVISION FOR LOAN LOSSES IS AS FOLLOWS:
Specific provisions:
Mortgage loans $
Commercial loans


314,548
284,400


$ 323,303
644,193


Consumer loans 459,379 424,124
1,058,327 1,391,620
General provision 2,511,276 891,068
Total $ 3,569,603 $ 2,282,688

NON-ACCRUAL LOANS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Mortgage loans $ 7,338,860 $ 5,816,494
Commercial loans 3,085,360 6,284,949
Consumer loans 1,817,400 778,570
Total $ 12,241,620 $ 12,880,013
Expressed as a percentage of loan portfolio 3.44% 4.27%


The following is an analysis of loans and advances to customers in order of maturity:


0- 2 years
3- 5 years
6 10 years
Over 10 years


2005
$ 77,384,900
44,304,950
101,621,033
132,693,096


2004
$ 116,491,459
50,164,458
62,764,642
72,184,763


$ 356,003,979 $ 301,605W322


The following is an analysis of the concentration of loans and advances to customers by
outstanding balances:


2005 2004

Value I'V jo'y 1^a.?te/ n


$0
$10,001
$20,001
$30,001
$40,001
Over


A-


$10,000
$20,000
$30,000
$40,000
$50,00
$50,000


$ 10,130,135
13,640,072
8,616,743
8,642,358
8,703,898


2,685
945
347
244
199


$ 7,925,753
15,548,433
8,122,253
9,112,991
7,834,727


2,371
1,035
333
259
174


306,270,773 1,262 253,061,165 1,087
$ 356,003,979 5,682 $ 301,605,322 5,259
(Concludedl


The movement of fixed assets during the year is as follows:

Furiture,
Land and Leasehold Fixtures and
Buldings Improvements Equipment Total


COST:
Beginning balance
Additions
Disposals
Ending balance

ACCUMULATED
DEPRECIATION AND
AMORTIZATION:
Beginning balance
Depreciation/amortization expense
Disposals
Ending balance

NET BOOK VALUE:
June 30,2005


June 30,2004
7. GOODWILL, NET


$1,321,258 $ 2,766,257 $ 5,672,342
3,550,815 550,064 1,166,720
(49,029)


$ 9,759,857
5,267,599
(49,029)


$4872,073 3 $ 6,790,033 $14,978,427


$ 773,493 $ 1,271,771 $ 3,767,488
18,017 373,042 857,118
(44,993)


$ 5,812,752
1,248,177
(44,993)


$ 79510$ 1,644,813 $4,579,613 $ 7,015,936


$4,080,563 $ 1,671,508 $ 2,210,420 $ 7,962,491


$ 547,765 $ 1,494,486 $ 1,904,854 $ 3,947,105


2005


Cost
Accumulated amortization


2004


$ 1,115,277 $ 1,488,625
(373,348)
$ 1,115.,277 $ 1,115,277


Goodwill arose during the bank's acquisition of the business of the former Workers Bank
Limited. Goodwill is allocated to the branch where the book of business is being managed.
The impairment charge is determined by taking the difference between the present value of the
branch's projected cash flow and its book value. Management has determined that there was
no impairment to the carrying value of goodwill during 2005.
8. DEPOSITS FROM CUSTOMERS AND BANKS

Deposits from customers and banks are as follows:


2005


Term deposits
Demand deposits
Savings accounts


$ 258,780,012
93,709,859
28,790,542


2004


$ 236,434,496
61,658,443
21,835,380


$ 381,280,413 $ 319,928,319


The following is an analysis of deposits from customers and banks in order of maturity:

2005 2004

Under 31 days $ 205,422,155 $ 173,814,427
31 90 days 82,619,811 73,716,246
91 180 dayg- 53,961,928 35,130,417
Over 180 days 39,276,519 37,267,229
$ 381,280,413 $ 319,928,319


The following is an analysis of the concentration of deposits
outstanding balances:

2005
No. of
Value Deposits


so$0
$10,001
$20,001
$30,001
$40,001
Over


- $10,000
- $20,000
- $30,000
- $40,000
- $50,000
$50.000


$ 17,774,643
9,803,658
7,307,471
5,661,722
4,347,619
336.385.300


20,663
708
302
165
97
659


from customers and banks by


2004
No. of
Value Deposits


$ 15,205,965
7,787,787
5,985,966
5,668,452
3,798,907
281,481,242


18,494
570
246
164.
85
,625


$ 381,280,413 S$ 319,928,319 20,184

In 1999, The Central Bank of The Bahamas established the Deposit Insurance Corporation (the
"Corporation"). The Corporation insures the funds of all individual dollar depositors of the
Bank up to a maximum of $50,000.
9. BONDS PAYABLE

Bonds payable were issued to the National Insurance Board on May 1, 2002, and bear interest
at the Bahamian dollar prime rate which at year-end was 5.50% (2004: 6.00%). These bonds
are secured under a trust agreement by specific performing loans granted under the
Government Guaranteed Advanced Education Loan Scheme as per terms of the Education
Guarantee Fund Act, 2001.

The amounts and maturity dates are as follows:


Prime bond series A
Prime bond series B
Prime bond series C
Prime bond series D


10. SHARE CAPITAL


Amount
$ 3,500,000
4,800,000
2,600,000
6,100,000
$ 17,000,000


Share capital consists of the following:


Preference shares:
Authorized 25,000 shares of B$1,000 each
Issued Nil


Maturity
Due December 31, 2012
Due December 31, 2013
Due December 31, 2014
Due December 31,2015


2005


2004


$ $


Common shares:
Authorized 25,000,000 shares of B$l each
Issued and fully paid 12,000,000 shares 12,000,000 12,000,000
$ 12,000,000 $ 12,000,000

At the Bank's Annual General Meeting on November 18, 2004, the Bank's shareholders
approved a resolution to increase the authorized share capital of the Bank and allow for the
issuance of non-voting redeemable preference shares. When issued, such preference shares
will be redeemable at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
11. TREASURY SHARES


12.





;13.


In 2004, the Bank acquired 45,000 of its shares for the purposes of establishing an employee
stock incentive plan (see Note 17). To date 600 (2004: nil) of these shares have been
purchased by employees leaving a balance of 44,400 (2004: 45,000).
CONTINGENCIES

Various legal proceedings are pending tl'at challenge certain actions of the Bank. Most of
these proceedings are loan-related and are in reaction to steps taken by the Bank to collect
delinquent loans and enforce rights against collateral securing such loans. Management
considers thattheaggregate liability resulting from these proceedings will not be material.
COMiTMENTS

a. The approximate minimum rental commitments (exclusive of the effect of escalatid n" f-
clauses as to taxes, maintenance, etc.) under operating leases for the next five fiscal
years ending June 30, are as follows:


2006
2007
2008
2009
2010


$683,970
$470,593
$126,541
$ 5,600
$


b. The commitment for loans at June 30, 2005 was $59,657,991 (2004: $8,287,945).

c. The Bank has a commitment for future capital expenditure of $3,622,000 (2004:
$3,150,000).
14. BALANCES WITH RELATED PARTIES

Balances with related parties are as follows:


2005


Loans and advances to customers
Related parties
Others



Accrued interest receivable
Related parties
Others


2004


$ 31,330,485 $ 32,991,231
324,673,494 268,614,091
$ 356,003,979 $ 301,605,322



$ 1,058,131 $ 1,780,345
1,911,751 1,107,465


$ 2,969,882 $ 2,887,810
Included in accrued interest receivable from related parties is interest receivable on Bahamas
Government Registered Stocks, Bahamas Mortgage Corporation Bonds and Deposit Insurance
Corporation Bonds.


2005


Prepaid expenses and other assets
Related parties
Others


Deposit from customers and banks
Related parties
Others


Accounts payable & other liabilities
Related parties
Others


$ 125,238
1,619,942
$ 1,745,180


$ 99,598,773
281,681,640
$ 381,280,413


$ 978,829
1,644,480
$ 2,623,309


$ 1,797,645
1,728,447
$ 3,526,092


Accrued interest payable
Related parties
Others


2004

$
3,829,553
$ 3,829,553


$ 106,617,267
213,311,052
$ 319,928,319


$ 255,399
2,253,734
$ 2,509,133


$ 1,385,814
1,421,821
$ 2,807,635


(Concluded)


15. PENSION PLAN


The Bank has a defined contribution plan (the "Plan") in which eligible employees (those
having attained 25 years of age and confirmed in their positions) contribute a minimum of
3.5% of their annual salaries and the Bank contributes 6.5%. Employees become fully vested
after 2 years of plan membership.

The Plan owns 210,856 (2004: 210,826) shares of the Bank. The holdings represent
approximately 30% (2004: 42%) of the Plan's net assets.

The Plan has deposits totaling $3,099,390 (2004: $2,829,947) with the Bank.


6. FIXED ASSETS, NET


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$ 60,107,478 $ 36,678,905
$ 7,278,229 $ 2,960,000


17. EMPLOYEE STOCK INCENTIVE PLAN


On October 28, 2002, the Board of Directors approved an employee stock incentive plan for all
employees with a grant of up to 100,000 shares through June 2007. Under the plan, employees
are granted options to acquire shares at a defined price over a maximum of two years. On June
30, 2004 the Bank issued 25,000 share options to employes',entitling them to acquire 25,000
shares at $5.80 per share. During the year, employees -.,ercised the option to purchase 600
(2004:0) shares.



18. DIVIDENDS
On August 19, 2005, the Board of Directors declared dividends of $0.16 per share aggregating
$1,912,896 payable on August 31, 2005. At June 30, 2004, dividends payable amounted to
$1,920,000.7 --. ---



19. FINANCIAL ASSETS AND LIABILITIES
The estimated fair values represent values at which financial instruments could be exchanged
in a current transaction between willing parties. Where there is no available trading market,
fair values are estimated using appropriate valuation techniques. The fair values of non-
financial instruments, such as fixed assets, are not explained below.

The following methods and assumptions have been used in determining fair value:
Cash resources, other assets and other liabilities Due to their short-term maturity, the
carrying values of these financial instruments are assumed to approximate their fairwvalues.


Investments The estimiate-d fair values, of investments are based on quoted market prices,
when available. If quoted market prices are not available, fair values are estimated using
quoted market prices of similar securities, or by appropriate valuation techniques.
Loans For floating rate loans that are subject to repricing within a short period of time, fair
values are assumed to be equal to the carrying values.
Deposits The estimated fair values of deposits are assumed to be equal to their carrying
values due to their short-term nature.




20. REGULATORY CAPITAL
The Bank is subject to regulatory capital requirements defined by The Central Bank of The
Bahamas. Two measures of capital strength are employed, capital-to-asset ratio and risk-
adjusted capital ratios.
The Bank's capital to asset ratio was 9.79% (2004: 10.22%) at the end of the fiscal year,
substantially above the 5% standard established by The Central Bank of The Bahamas.
In the evaluation of risk-adjusted capital ratios, best standards require the Bank to maintain
Tier 1 and total capital ratios of 4% and 8% respectively. At June 30, 2005 the BankTier.go
and total capital ratios were 14.65% and 15.50% respectively (2004: 16.31% and 1.6 9%
respectively) ,


21. RISK MANAGEMENT
There are a number of risks inherent in commercial banking that the Bank manages on an
ongoing basis. Among these risks, the more significant are credit, operational, liquidity, and
interest rate risks.
Credit risk Credit risk arises from the failure of a counterparty to perform according to the
terms of the contract. From this perspective, the Bank's significant exposure to credit risk is
primarily concentrated in cash and current accounts, investments and loans. The deposits and
investments are predominantly in Bahamian dollars and have been placed with high quality
institutions. Credit risk arising from loans is mitigated through the employment of a
comprehensive credit policy regime that sets limits for sector concentration, as well as single
--and:relatedparty exposure. The Board of Directors approves credit granting limits. In
addition, credits are subject to regular review by the Bank's internal audit department and
annual review by credit officers. The vast majority of the Bank's loans are collateralized and
guaranteed thus providing further mitigation of credit.
Operational risk Operational risk relates to the risk of direct or indirect loss resulting from
inadequate or failed internal processes, people and systems or from external events. It is
mitigated by documented policies and procedures, staff training and a rigorous risk-based
internal audit regime.
Liquidity risk Liquidity risk reflects the risk that the Bank will not be able to meet an
obligation when it becomes due or honor a deposit withdrawal request or service loans. The
Bank maintains an optimum percentage of its deposits in cash, and other liquid assets to
mitigate this risk. On a daily basis, the Bank monitors its cash and other liquid assets to ensure
that they sufficiently meet the Bank's standards. In addition, the Bank performs regular gap
analyses showing the maturity exposure arising from the different maturity of assets and
liabilities. As is the case throughout the sector, those gap analysis show that the Bank is
heavily liability sensitive in the short term. Regular scenario tests are performed to determine
the extent to which the Bank can withstand unforeseen withdrawals and the cost associated
with meeting such demands should they arise.
Interest rate risk Interest rate sensitivity or interest rate risk results from differences in the
maturities or repricing dates of earning assets and paying liabilities. Interest rate risk
exposures may produce favorable or unfavorable effects on interest margins depending on the
nature of the gap and the direction of interest rate movement and/or the expected volatility of
those interest rates. Interest rate gaps are carefully monitored and scenario tests performed to
determine the potential impact of various gap exposures.



Tse following table summarizes the carrying amount of consolidated balance sheet assets, liabilities and equity to arrive at the Bank's
interest rate sensitivity gap based on the earlier of contractual repricing or maturity date:

$ oOJue 0.250S WItki 3 Moths 3.6mA 72 I v.. n._ -- .


5 ", e s
. ,
6-MO 6.700.000 11.741JO 25.527,100
Sl H.qpd 146% a In%$
.' 41.779.513 26.720.271 3374789 50.141.733. 21i.192,g95 12,225.114 352.434.376
9.94 Z14%6 61 &8&17%6 &
duatNea.l t 7.962,491 7,9241I
-___ ,829103 3.20.03
41,779.513 26,720,371 3461.0s9 56.41,733 21033$.56 87.408.612 453.14S.174
Jate t mtd simlwoldma' *quIy
*D<(at usasnld b~k 115.715,183 53.901.920 39,3Z5.01S 41.414 102.321i4l54 381.20.413
" ., w3.60% 4.44%l 4.ies
dl I.Sb017,10 32M 1AM,
95 .
baIIi 10.547,82 IO,47JoS
Stardeq,_ 44.316.933 44.316.1)
%NTIST RATE 8EN8ITVITY GAP (143936,300) (27,241.657) (35.773.946) W.00,249 219.93.956 (69,782303)


.CUUILATIVEINTEREST RATE 8ENSITMTYGtP
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S (143,936,300) S (171.177.96S) S (20,901,902) S (i150.151.M3) S .7132,603 6 -
9.94% 7.14% 9.06% 715% 8.19% aim


1.96


16. ASSETS UNDER ADMINISTRATION
Assets under administration for clients in the Bank's fiduciary capacity are as follows:


FROM page 1B
island.
Addressing the second Aba-
co Business Outlook Confer-
ence, Bradley Roberts, minister
of public works and utilities,
said the "tremendous" eco-
nomic growth enjoyed by Aba-
co, both in terms of its second
home marker and resort devel-
opments such as The Abaco
Club at Winding Bay and Bak-
er's Bay investments, had cre-
ated "challenges for BEC".
Mr Roberts said: "In some
instances, additional cables and
lines have to be installed in
addition to the generation
capacity. We are also aware of
the need to improve the main-
tenance practices and to initiate
a programme to replace the
older generators with new
ones.


BRADLEY ROBERTS

"In this regard, I wish to
advise that BEC will also carry
out a study [for] a new power
station to be built on mainland
Abaco. This power station will,
cost millions of dollars. New
overhead lines and under-
ground cables will also be


installed, along with a new
pipeline to ensure adequate
delivery of fuel."
BEC was considering
requests from residents on
Marsh Harbour Road, Moore's
and Little Harbour to be con-
nected to its electricity system.
Among the upgrades already
being undertaken by BEC
were the $600,000 construction
of a 34,500 volt overhead line
from Crossing Rock to Sandy
Pdint, and the upgrade of
cables to outlying Cays. Marsh
Harbour was receiving both a
generation and distribution
upgrade, and work was being
undertaken at Hope Town and
Treasure Cay.
"Here in Abaco, BEC has
power generation stations at
Marsh Harbour, Sandy Point,
Treasure Cay, Green Turtle
Cay and Moores Island," Mr
Roberts said.
"BEC is also responsible for
the distribution of power on
Grand Cay via a power pur-
chase agreement with the oper-
ators of Walkers Cay. The
remote sites present challenges
as in many instances resources
have to be duplicated.
"Along with the growth that
is taking place in Abaco is the
need to install infrastructure
ahead of the various invest-
ments that are presently under-
way. Included are: Winding
Bay, Baker's Bay, Lubbers
Cay, Matt Lowe Cay and other
developments."


Baha


Mar eyes


Prospect


Ridge land


purchase


FROM page 1B

masterplan for the new road is
well advanced.
A joint venture between
Baha Mar and the Govern-
ment, construction work on the
road is due to start in January
2006. A working group com-
prised of representatives from
both sides is assessing the
issues, and will release plans
for. the re-routed West Bay
Street when it is in a position to
do so.
The new road is designed not
to hinder anyone who lives east
or west of it. Until it is built,
though, traffic will continue to
flow along the existing West
Bay Street in both directions.
When the new road is com-
pleted, no traffic will pass in
front of the hotels on the Cable
Beach strip, as happens
presently. Instead, traffic will
be diverted by a loop to the
south around the Baha Mar
resort campus.
The loop will start at the
Development Bank and go
south around the Wyndham,
Radisson, Nassau Beach, Hotel
Corporation of the Bahamas,
and Breezes but not as far as
the wetlands or Prospect Ridge
Road.
It will be about 200 yards to
the north of the Prospect Ridge
Road. "Many people," Mr
Sands said, "do not realise how
much land there is between the
homes and the current West
Bay Street Road."
The loop will come out by
the entrance to the Radisson
hotel, about 50 yards from
Ruby Road to connect up with
the old Bay Street Road. No
residences in either direction
will be affected. Motorists will
just be detoured around the
large park in front of the hotels
until they join the current West
Bay Street road into and out
of town.
Mr Sands said the Baha Mar
resort campus will be a beauti-
ful, tree-lined area with a prop-
erly lit road. "We are very con-
cerned that it also enhances the
property," he said.


BEC to study




new Abaco




power station


student education loans


rust assets


2005


2004


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, ROSALIE ANNE
MARIE FORBES, of No. 12, Delaporte Point, New
Providence, RO. Box N-7810, Nassau, Bahamas, intend
to change my name to R. ANNE-MARIE RAHMING. If
there are any objections to this change of name by Deed
Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief Passport
Officer, RP.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty
(30) days after the date of publication of this notice.


I


I VACANCIES FOR PRISON OFFICERS
S BAHAMAS PRISON SERVICE '
OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER
& MINISTRY OF NATIONAL SECURITY

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons
for enlistment as Prison Officers into the Bahamas
Prison Service, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
& Ministry of National Security.

The applicant:

(a) MUST be a citizen of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas;
(b) MUST be between 18 and 36 years of age;

(c) MUST possess a clean Police Record and receive
a positive vetting report;

(d) MUST possess passes in at least five (5) BJC
subjects including English Language.

Applicants without at least the minimum required
qualifications would not be considered.

Successful applicants will be required to pass Medical/
Physical Assessments prior to undergoing a period
of training at the Correctional Training Institute, Her
Majesty's Prisons.

All persons recruited will be required to work on
a three-shift system as follows:

Mornings (6:00a.m. 2:00p.m.)
Evenings (2:00p.m 10:00p.m.)
Nights (10:00p.m. 6:00am)

and as such will be required to work these shifts
on weekdays and weekends as a condition of service.
In this respect, candidates who are unwilling or
unable need not apply.

Applicants will initially be enlisted as Recruit Prison
Officers, Scale PR10 and will receive a salary of
$16,200 per annum. However upon satisfactory
completion of the required Training Programme, they
will be promoted to the rank of Prison Officer, Scale
PR9 and will receive a salary in the range of $19,200
x 600 $23,400. Entry point in the Scale will be
determined by qualifications.

Application forms may be obtained from the Main
Gate at Her Majesty's Prisons, completed and returned
along with the following documents to the Human
Resources Unit, Her Majesty's Prisons, Nassau N
P Bahamas, no later than 14 October 2005:

> Copy of Birth Certificate or Affidavit
> Copy of first four pages of Passport
> Copies of all Academic Qualifications
> Police Record
> 2 Character References
> 2 Passport sized photographs

Superintendent of Prisons
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3.63% 444%A 4423% 230% 3SJO
6.31% 2.70% 4.5% 5.55% 2.60%


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Slowest pe. id fr yes causes N assau t services cus
r t t +cu


FROM page 1 Mr Grant said Nassau FlightSer-
-viceS ma.de the request because the
25 through October 29, 200$,they 200 period waseven slower than usu-
would reduce the work week and al. He added that it was the slowest
employees' salaries by 20 per cent. period they had experienced for a
The proposed pay reduction was sug- number .f years, with a.real down-
gested by management because of a turn in business.
reduction in flights to the: Bahamas- US Airways is understood to have
by a major client, Us Airwaysi ver : reduced its number of flights to Nas-
that one-month period. .sau from 40 in August to 16 in Sep-
The union objected to the pay cuts, timber. It, operated 23 flights in Sep-
arguing that Nassau Plight Services timber 2004; In addition, Spirit has
had always experienced a 4owtuia redbued its number of flights to Nas-
business during this period, but had su to i ven this month, compared to
never asked employees to take a 14 in Augut. .
reduction in pay. :. :.Mr Grant reiterated, however, that


management was having an internal MeanwhileBW, Mr Grant said contract
discussion within thiuoir on how they. igoghwithet,-union were just
would deal with tie slow period. about ~ i* lete. - -
"We really want to sit down and H ikated that although no agree-
finish our discussion with the union. met hi been signed, Nassau Flight
We want to f 'iis the discussion and -Servic&A already paidthe employ-
finish it as amicably as possible. If I ees as per the agreement and the sign-
start commenting on detailed aspects ing would be a formality.
-of the negotiations, I'll be inviting an Nassau Flight Services is a ground
escalation ofi-th discussions in the an ..contractor hat povides var-
press," Mr Grant said. ious foreign airlines, who may not
"We haven't had any major prob- ha a sufficient schedule to warrant
lems with the: union for a very long b'ringingn iemployeesa ith staff..
time, and we want to sit down and They handle the 6implete staff
finish discussions and live like we've needs f Air Canada, Continental Air-
always lived, in peace." lined and Virgin Airlines, providing
A ,A A -


them with ticket and operations
agents, baggage loaders and aircraft.
cleaners. The company also providers
full representation of staff, include g
management staff and ticket agents
for airlines such as US Airways, .ad
Spirit. ;.
Nassau Flight Services provides,
ground power and air conditioning-
facilities to cool down' the aircraft
when in the parked position. They
dump sewerage and provide the air-
lines with drinking water. The coWn,
pany is capable of providing all non-,
technical services needed to opeirf
an aircraft.


BAHIAMAS WASTE LIMITED ) d :""
CONDENSED STATEMENT OF'
INCOMEAND RETAINED 1ARN(a4(i "ka4


- ______ *:s;od -d 'i" .'U" ". 4 "
Salm andscrvices dred d -U co$ 2,464i979
Cot ofsaes manddirectexpenaesa 1:36453 1,54199
Gr sproSt 594.. 3 920,780

Operating 734 654.115
Inteaestmndbunkchba m.u 3,357
TOaW eedat ex.mm 744.7* s577
Netsim monea 263.7
Retained eating at bemaingofperiod 635. : .3,21r842
3,*.8*403 3,385,350
DivndlMa 2g 5* I
rArD E EARNINGS A IENDOFER ? D, . 4) S 3385;3o0
h~nueraha, .. 0.8.3 0;04


m accompanynmofesiann menCef peat oe dam ss.

BAHAMAS WASTE .I.MIT .: :ED' '
CONDENSED STATEMENT OCASHIFLAtOWi

A A
A A .. . : ,x. .


Cu ahnd-a heqmIIe-tbproIdedby(aedfor:

Naincome ,. ':":
Adjutments for items n invohlving ofaI: ::
Dqpreciatian 474, 1
Gainon disposal ofrOWl.ise ' ,, : ... ... 762
Capinm woddngc O(Inaue)deaue in cumatsiadbku 24 .: 9:.9 :
eamme (dacme) iluinvator id (457,4).
bonein. m, 97 .. .9)
Is*e. inamouspitaeid"andwaucd uosib 1514


(67S.197)
(291852)
eASi9


Ismuemin semiity dapauitas b.124.M 12.760
Netak flowprom ded y(ufaefor) opet1 utluat .. a08 072,728)
DIV4T1NGACTMIT1ES *
Pudiameoffi d s2 s ""' """': .: (21,416)
P.roma fro..m eofA. ... :: .. ..... Mm .e
NetadiaI.wuamgdbrauamuiek.se '..<2....: (,3.2. (,41

DNMCA IW ..*-.) ,
w a h. ____.a .. "',: ". ." .... .1.-, .Mtt ', ... ..
Ntd aue Ia cab anudahetih .' .cask (l ) (45444)
CV hd cash equivtalentat -beg of thpi i


BAHAMAS WASTl.UMiEl)
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDINSED)INTERIM IINANCIALSTATEMEN'T
June 30,2005 .

1. CORPORATEINFORMATION
a ,,.:../....... ....... ........;... .... ... :
BDimm Wade 1.ad ('WL") wetiihapor~ltdt thelawsottheCflni of
i .n A l ,...,3 ".7 Mit.t:u.,. Ba,7USMM Wa.le Syatam Li.bed On Deconbt. 7,
hecBWLw..epqpmlad Diai 31,2i04 ...*-1:.
The quartn nd of BWLi e Ma 31, JMam 30 l lir 30, with teCl yW nd of the
Company beigDeounar*.. .

SUMMARYOFS IGNIFCANTACCOU1n11NC1')jC ,
Thee condensed intaiim fuinmiil stiMatas have benpfd in abopede wh leatdmio
AccountingStandard 34, Intaim F'kiii Reporiuj autIae samecaminigpolois aqpled i
theDccamber 31,2004 audited fl id tatmnmi ':. 's : :;:

3. EARWNGSPERSHAM .
Bmn*D perabm waecaloilated basad on the aIhm*e d'tl of ti p-d,whid
ppi.m:.tla Nl .avemp lm outs-ndibgduringtheprii. '

.S. 'sout t"ding at.e30 ..: M 4,200,000

4, SIGNm TICAi ACnION ': ..
Duringthequeater tbeMedwtesfkiy w. oipad itd hesaeL uarenow being dqpecilate
A diviend of $252,000 waDs deddtohslhoaiildo ofrc..a aof May 005. The:
divicndwaspaidonMayls.,2005. :'.:.. ... .

CASHAND CASHQUIVAINTSSAT1iIAD 7
OFTHEPI MDU) : '90)73. S 272,7M.
No.Mnaah tnacion
Transfer of fj' taiatc fiomt.' ." $c :


T, ac-mpnwyxg wMm an l "anl part ofhejfiul u.. .



During conducted at anna m cnh and no ri t obl||imna to Ihe tc N. Al p lt im cj.cd at Juniu 30,
L A A' A';!. ..~ a~A~ iAAA~A~A.LAAA~L2,' ....


Gas station retailers rail against


mar in cuts proposal


FROM page B
tion proposed by Mr Miller and the Fuel
Usage Review Committee.
"Nobody is protecting.us from them.
Granted, the Minister is saying this and
that, but the whole industry has to be
turned upside down," Mr-Dawkins said.
Mr Miller said earlier- this week that
the Committee was calling for a decrease
in the retail margins from $0.44 to $0.30
per gallon. The proposal also calls for a cut
in the wholesale margins from $0.33 per
gallon to $0.15, and a reduction of the
duty on gas from $1.06 per gallon to $0.90.
Mr Dawkins, who operates the Golden
Gates, Shell Gas Station,! said retailers
Awere caught in the middle, faced with
giant multinational oil companies con-
derned with their bottom line on one side,
and the Government, which is looking to
appease the Bahamian public, on the oth-
er.
He suggested, however, that in order


LEGAL NOTICE


'NOTICE


CENASHIO CORP.
(In Vohmtary Liquidation)


for the Governmit to create a level play-
ing field and bring down the cost of gaso-
line, it would need to overhaul the indus-
try and look to create an environment
where the ownership of retail sites by
Bahamian dealeS' was encouraged.
Mr Dawkins said the Gov&ernment
should not allow any other ~f eign inter-
ests to come iintothe jurisdiction and act
as a petroleum importer. He said instead,
that any other oil company introduced
into the Baha ais must be Bahamian-
owned. .

Structure
Under the current structureif the Gov-
ernmet did cut the oil companies's
wholesale margins, "theycan't go beat
up on the Government", Mr Dawkins
said, but because hey own the majority of
the stations, they 'Would likely try to
recoup the shortfall by increasing rent
and royalties paid by the retailers, and


Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company
is in dissolution, which commenced on the 27th day of
September, 2005. The Liquidator is Agrosa Corp. Inic., f
P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas '




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
Liquidator


LEGALNOTICE I


LEGAL NOTICE


NOTICEa


CORA COCACOMPANY LT.
(In Voluntay Liquidation)


S Notice is hereby given that the above-named Compan
is in dissolution, which commenced on the 27th day of
September, 2005. The Liquidator is Agrosa Corp. Ine, of
P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Biahamas


ARGOSA CORP. INC.
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any other fees necessary to cover their
losses.
Meanwhile, Mr Dawkins said -_t;
Miller's proposal concerning the possibil-'-
ity of introducing self-service at Bahamri-.
an gas stations was unlikely to be adopted!.
He said the oil companies had told the
retailers what they can and cannot jb:
and a number of them were against the;
introduction of self-service stations. ,
Mr Dawkins added that Esso dealersiin-,
particular, had told him they were niot.
allowed to operate self-service stations;
and it is this position that is holding up afiy
moves on this issue. -
One part of the problem may be thai
Bahamian oil company officials are not
able to make decisions, but are guided by
mandates from their head office, he said.
"We hope the Government would
quickly move to get the industry back o6
its feet. We hope the PetroCaribe initia-
tive assists in getting cheaper fuel to the
Bahamian people," Mr Dawkins said. %


NOTICE :


INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT,
(No 45 of 2000)

GHRB CONSULTANTS LIMITED
In Voluntary Liquidation A

"Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act
(No 45. of 2000), GRB OdNSULTANTS LIMITED is
in Dissolution".


The date of commencement of dissolution
of August, 2005


Anthony Martin Shield,
10 Carlton Grove,
Queens Drive West,
Ramsey,
Isle of Man, IM8 2JA
Liquidator


LEGALNOTICE


NOTICE


VISTA DELMERE INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)



Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company'
is in dissolution, which commenced on the 27th day of
September, 2005. The Liquidator is Agrosa Corp. Inc., of
P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
Liquidator


LEGALNOTICE


NOTICE'


WOLLONDON INVESTMENTS INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)



Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company.
is in dissolution, which commenced on the 27th day of
September, 2005. The Liquidator is Agrosa Corp. Inc., of
PO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
s 'ili Liluidator


is 26th day


NOTICE


HILLTOP COVES LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation) A'



Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company
is in dissolution, which commenced on the 27th day of
September, 2005. The Liquidator is Agrosa Corp. Inc., of
P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas


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Wall of Fame


six


new faces in the picture


* By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter

SIX new faces will be
unveiled at the Nassau Inter-
national Airport Wall of Fame
on Saturday, October 8th.
The names, which were
revealed by Minister of
Youth, Sports and Culture
Neville Wisdom yesterday,
have all made achievements
on the international scene.
Christine Amertil, Dominic
Demeritte, Leevan Sands,
Danny Smith, Elisha Obed.
Sloan Farrington and Betty
Ford, will join the 15 faces that
already light up the wall.
Smith, the most decorated
of all the athletes, was a world
record holder, NCAA record
holder and NCAA champion.

Record

In 1973, Smith set the world
record in the 50 yard hurdles,
with a time of 5.8 seconds.
The next year, he set the
NCAA record in both the 60
and 70 yards hurdles.
The hurdler, who attended
Florida State University, dom-
inated the event for the Semi-
noles.
Smith's name appears in the
colleges' record book from
1973 to 1975, winning gold
medals and NCAA titles for
the school.
In 1975 Smith went down in
the NCAA's history books,
becoming the first person to
win the NCAA indoor 60
meter hurdles event.
Before Smith left the FSU
he had broken seven school
records, also taking the All-


American title in three con-
secutive years.
The Bahamas' first Olympic
medal was won in 1964, in the
sport of sailing.
Sloan Farrington was the
pai rtner and crew member of
thi gold medaling fleet head-
! by Sir Durward Knowles.
The sport of boxing in the
ilhaimas was on the move in


1975, when Elisha Obed won
the first world boxing coun-
cil's junior middleweight title
by defeating Brazilian Miguel
deOlivera for the title, in
Paris.
His reign of terror contin-
ued in February and April of
1976, when he defended his
title against Tony Garner and
Sea Robinson.


But it all came to an end in
June of that same year, when
Obed, unbeaten since 1967,
lost the title to Eckeherd
Dagge in West Berlin.
In 1978, Obed tried to
bounce back, going up against
the current champion, Rocco
Mattioli of Italy,
. Obed ended his boxing
career in New Providence


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fighting against James 'Killer'
Coakley.
The 10-round fight took
place March 5th, 1988, at the
Poincianna Arena.
Christine Aniertil is a 2004
Olympics finalist in the wom-
en's 400m arid is currently
ranked seventh in the world.
Among Amertil achieve-
ments is a fourth place finish-
ing at the second World Ath-
letic finals held this year.

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She has also finished up in
the top three position at last
year's Golden League meet-
ings.
Amertil is a graduate of
Southern Louisiana Universi-
ty.
In 2003, she won the
Bahamas female Athlete of
the Year, along with a silver
medals at the World Indoor
Championships.
Leevan Sands has jumped
his way onto the top of the
world charts in the triple jump
event.
Just shy of a medal at this
year's World Championships,
Sands is ranked six in the
world, and has a season's best
leap of 17.30 meters.
Dominic Demeritte won the
gold medal at the 2003 World
Indoor championships.
The national record holder
in the 200m, Demeritte is cur-
rently ranked 34th in the
world, with a season's best
performance of 20.63 seconds.
The unveiling ceremonies
will be a part of the World
Championship celebrations.


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By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter


AFTER enjoying a perfect season last year,
defending champions in the junior boys division
of the BAISS St Augustine's College Big Red
Machines opened the new season with a defeat,
The Nassau Christian Academy Crusaders,
coming into the game undefeated, clobbered the
Big Red Machines 16-3 to improve their win-loss
record to 2-0 yesterday.
Crusaders' Richard Bain pitched a two hitter,
striking out seven for the win, while Big Red
Machines pitcher Leonardo Ferguson give up
eight hits, striking out nine in the loss
Starting the offense for the Crusaders was first
baseman Tavaughan Gibson with a two run in the
park homer, coming in the top of the first inning.
He also produced a run double in a four run
third inning, walking and scoring a run in a six run
fifth inning, as the Crusaders batted around the
clock.
Crusaders' shot stop Stephen Curtis went three-
for-four, driving three runs and scoring three
times.
Bain also helped his cause with a single and


three runs scored.
With the bases loaded in the fifth, Bain pro-
duced a shot to right field that cleared the bases,
driving in three runs.
Bain was also able to score a run on errors by
the Big Red Machines.
Crusaders' rightfielder Allen Adderley was
two for three with two runs scored with an RBI,

Scoring
Machines avoided the shutout in the bottom of
the third, when Ferguson produced a two out,
two run single, scoring catcher D'Juan Seymour
and third baseman Diego Hutchinson.
The Big Reds came back to score their final run
in the fourth as left fielder Shannon Marshall
advanced on a wild pitch, eventually coming
home on another. With two out, the Big Red
Machines had two runners on base, but failed to
score.
In the bottom of the fifth with their final chance
to score, Bain produced his best inning, striking
out the lead-off batter, forcing the second batter
to ground bat to the mound, walked another,
and closed out the game with another ground ball
to the mound.


Johnson and Forbes are a hit with NPSA


a SOFTBALL.
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
JAMAAL 'Sarge' Johnson
and Dawn Forbes, members of
two teams that finished in sec-
ond place in their regular sea-
son, have captured the New
Providence Softball Association
men's and ladies batting titles.
Johnson, the clean-up batter
and catcher for the TBS Truck-
ers, claimed the men's crown
over his nearest rival, second
baseman Andy 'Smudge' Ford
of the pennant winning Electro
Telecom Dorcy Park Boyz.
And Forbes, the southpaw left
fielder for the Degeo Bommers,
edged out first sacker
Chryshann Percentie, from the
defending champions and pen-
nant winning Electro Telecom
Wildcats, for the women's title
in a much closer race.
The statistics, including those
of the pitchers, were released
by the NPSA's chief statistician
Rozina Taylor.
In 41 at-bats, Forbes banged
out 19 hits, drove in five mates
and scored 17 runs for a .463
average. Percentie was right on
her heels at .462 after she pro-
duced 18 hits with 24 RBIs, scor-
ing 10 times in 39 at-bats.


Pair take men and


ladies batting titles


Forbes' teammate Rosemary
Green, a utility player, was third
with ,452. In her 42 at-bats,
Green scored 11 runs on 19 hits
with 19 RBIs, including a home
run.
Rounding out the top five bat-
ters in the ladies' division were
catcher Dorothy Marshall of the
Randella's Swingers at .429 and
Bommers' third sacker Jenny
Dotson.at .422.

Catcher
Swingers' second sacker
Rebecca Moss (.422) and cen-
tre fielder Neressa Seymour
(.389) were sixth and seventh,
while Wildcats' ace pitcher Mary
'Cruise' Edgecombe and Proper
Care Pool Lady Sharks' catcher
Deborah McClure were both
tied for eighth at .373. DHL
Brackettes' infielder Vantrice
Bowleg completed the top 10 at
:.360.


Wildcats' third sacker Linda
Knowles produced the most hits
with 25, one more than
Swingers' catcher Dorothy Mar-
shall; Edgecombe nipped her
centre field team-mate Vernie
Curry (26) in most runs scored
and Percentie (24) had a huge
advantage over Green (19) in
most RBIs.
Wildcats' versatile Aretha
Mackey led the league in
homers with two, while Brack-
ettes' youthful Shavette Taylor
(16) beat out Curry (14) for
most base on balls, Bommers'
centre fielder Christine Hanna
led the way in most stolen bases
with 12.
In the pitching capacity,
Edgecombe turned in the best
earned run average with 1.26,
Her nearest rival was Brack-
ettes' Ernerstine Butler-Stubbs
with 1.62, Bommers' Marvell
Miller closed out the top three
with 2.77.
Butler-Stubbs, however,


pitched the most innings with a
total of 125, followed by
Swingers' Desiree Taylor
with 105 and Edgecombe with
100,
Butler-Stubbs also recorded
the most strike outs with 88,
compared to Edgecombe's 71.
Taylor completed the top three
with 45,
Edgecombe, on the other
hand, finished with a perfect 15-
0 win-loss record as she led the
Wildcats to the pennant, But-
ler-Stubbs was 11-8 for the third
place Brackettes and Miller was
7-1 for the Bommers,
Taylor issued a total of 84
base on balls (walks) for the
decision over Whirlpool Eagles'
Thela Johnson's 78, Bommers'
Sharnell Symonette was third
with 42,
On the men's side, Sarge
Johnson cracked 14 hits, includ-
ing five homers, drove in 20 runs
and scored 19 times from his 51
at-bat for a batting average of
.451,
Smudge Ford had a .436 aver-
age from 39 at-bats as he got 17
hits, including a homer, driving
in five runs and scoring 16 times.
Truckers' shortstop Marvin
'Tugie' Wood had a .420 aver-
age from his 50 at-bat. He had
21 hits with two homers, along


with eight RBIs and 22 runs
scored;
Rounding out the top 10 in
order are Del Sol Arakwas'
pitcher/third baseman Cardinal
Gilbert (.413), Dorcy Park Boyz'
centre fielder Sigmund 'Gun-
man' Bethel (.388), Arawaks'
shortstop Julian 'Jue' Collie
(.379), Truckers' centre fielder
Ramon Storr (.366) and left
fielder Charles Rolle (.354),
Nassau Cruisers' centre fielder
Darren Rodgers (.352) and
Arawaks'' centre fielder Ivan
'Showtime' Francis (.350).

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Johnson also came out with
the most hits of 23, one more
than Collie's 22 with Wood sit-
ting in third with 21. Collie
scored the most. runs with 24,
while Dorcy Park Boyz' pitcher
Edney 'the Heat' Bethel and
Wood tied with 22.
Johnson also produced the
most RBIs with 20, four more
than his left-fielder team-mate
Philip Culmer, Bethel and Collie
with 16 apiece.
And Johnson also led the way
in home runs with five, one
more than Bethel, his shortstop
team-mate Dumont Charlow


and Gilbert, all with four,
As usual Crestwell '.the
Bomber' Pratt bad the most
walks with 17 with outfielder
Andy Percentie from the
Arawaks with 14. Sherman Fer-
guson, the New Breed's third
baseman, stole five bases, one
ahead of Arawaks' right fielder
Henry Moss.
Bethel was the cream of the
pitching crop with a 0.38 ERA.
His nearest rival was Arawaks'
Stephen Ferguson at 3,00.
Truckers' Leroy Thompson
completed the top three at 3,02.
Bethel ended up with a 13-1
win-loss record. Thompspan
came in second at 54-,and
Gilbert was third with 4-1.
Bethel also pitched the!most
innings with 91, far ahea40of
Thompson's 48 2/3 and Nassau
Cruisers' Rudolph 'Vida lu e'
Williams' 48 1/3.
The most impressive state ftom
Bethel came in the strilkeout
category where he recorded a
total of 217. Arawaks' Aaton
Gibson had just 43 in seieond,
one more than Pratt. -
And in the most walks-'qte-
gory, New Breed's Dezrona Our-
ry posted 41, comp'aed
to Gibson's 25 and New Bried's
Keiron Munroe's 21.2.'or
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