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Title: The Tribune
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Place of Publication: Nassau Bahamas
Publication Date: October 7, 2005
Copyright Date: 2005
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US requests

extradition of

Victor Kozeny

Tribune Staff Reporter
CZECH-BORN investor
Victor Kozeny of Lyford Cay
has been arrested following US
requests for his extradition.
Kozeny, a 42-year-old
Bahamian resident who is an
Irish national, but was born in
Czechoslovakia, was arraigned
before Magistrate Carolita
Bethel yesterday. .... -- ..
He was told that the United
States wanted him to be extra-
dited to answer a long list of
accusations in New York.
The indictment sheet includes
charges of conspiracy to violate
the Foreign CorruptPractices
Act, breaches of an act pertain-
ing to travel, and money-laun-
The equivalent of those
charges in this jurisdiction, said
magistrate Bethel, amounted to
bribery, along with aiding and
abetting and conspiracy to com-
mit bribery, as well as aiding
and abetting and conspiracy to
launder hundreds of millions of
Kozeny is reportedly the
owner of several financial trust
companies, one of which is
based in the Bahamas.
He is being prosecuted by.
Francis Cumberbatch of the
Attorney General's Office.
An agent from the Federal
Bureau of Investigation was in
court, in the company of
Bahamian CDU officers, to
hear the case.
The US alleges that Kozeny is
a part of a multi-million dollar
money-laundering ring.
He is wanted specifically in

Ministry proposals spark fears for small airline firms


connection with incidents which
occurred in the eastern Euro-
pean country of Azerbaijan.
US officials state that Azer-
baijan was liquidating its assets
after the break-up of the Soviet
Republic. The country's most
valuable asset was its oil com-
pany which, according to
reports, has "extremely sub-
stantial untapped oil resources".
The US alleges that Kozeny
and a group of others wanted
to get the oil company, and
bribed public officials in the
They allegedly laundered
hundreds of millions of dollars
through bank accounts in the
US, the Channel Islands and
Switzerland, US officials said.
However, the US said it
brought the indictment because
the money originated there.
SEE page 11

Uncertainty remains

over Ingraham in House
FNM parliamentary members are still uncertain when former
prime minister Hubert Ingraham will take up his position as oppo-
sition leader in the House of Assembly.
In an interview with The Tribune yesterday, current opposition
leader in the House Alvin Smith said he still expects Mr Ingraham
to take over.. However, he could not say when.
In Wednesday's House session, independent Tennyson Wells
called for the Governor General to resolve what he describes as a
"constitutional crisis" and appoint a definite opposition leader in par-
liament. Mr Smith said he is still prepared to step down "to make
way for Mr Ingraham."
The Tribune tried to contact Mr Ingraham but his office said he
was off the island.
Brent Symonette, MP for Montagu, said he won't confirm
whether he will run as deputy leader of the FNM until the House
leadership issue is resolved.

Constituent claims he

was 'cussed out' by MP

Tribune Staff Reporter
AN angry verbal clash
between PLP MP Keod Smith
and one of his constituents
outside the House of Assem-
bly left bystanders fuming with
The constituent said he was
"cussed out" by his own MP -
a claim backed up by witness-

es. But Mr Smith refused to
comment yesterday.
Ivoine Ingraham, a well-
known activist for people's
rights, said he was standing in
Rawson Square on Wednes-
day in support of the public
servants, when he saw Mr
Smith crossing the street.
He said he told his MP that
he should "go and clean up
SEE page 11

Study claims
almost 19,000
Haitians in
Bahamas in 2001
A NEW study claims
that in 2001, the combined
number of legal and illegal
Haitians living in the
Bahamaas just under
19,000. According to the
Bahamas Living Condi-
tions Survey (BLCS) 2001,
a recently released study
conducted by the Depart-
ment of Statistics, Bahami-
ans made up about 89 per
cent of the population,
while Haitian nationals
made up 6.2 per cent.
See page three
Trust developing
plan to save
MEMBERS of the
Bahamas National Trust
council will discuss strate-
gies to prevent the future
degradation of the environ-
ment during the organisa-
tion's bi-annual council
meeting this weekend.
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Chief Reporter
SMALL airline companies
in the Bahamas face long-
term problems as a result of
"drastic" fee hikes, it was
claimed yesterday.
Proposals by the Ministry,
of Transport and Aviation
will have "long-term nega-
tive implications" on small
Bahamian.and South Florida
air-transportation providers,
it was claimed.
The Bahamas Association
of Air Transport Operators
(BAATO) outlined their
concerns in a letter to the
The organisation said, if
enforced, these additions
would necessitate an imme-
diate price increase of as
much as $200 per flight for
small operators.
The letter released to The
Tribune yesterday indicates
that a preliminary review of
the new Civil Aviation Act -
which allows for some fee
increases and the implemen-
tation of new ones- includes
charges which are currently
non-existent in other juris-
dictions to which all opera-
tors, including the Florida
charter and commuter oper-
SEE page 11


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Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT An Exuma resi-
dent has voiced his concern about
what he said is the ongoing poach-
ing by Bahamian fishermen in the
Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park.
The man, who wished to remain
anonymous, told The Tribune that
large quantities of marine pro-
duce, including lobster, grouper
and conch, is being illegally caught
in protected waters for commer-
cial supply to local businesses in
Exuma and New Providence.
The source said lie feels that
the Royal Bahamas Defence
Force is not conducting regular
patrols at the sea park, which is
protected by law and off limits to
"They need to put a handle on
this situation because this has
been going on for years now,
where we have persons going in
there fishing on a daily," he said.
Lieutenant Darren Henfield,
press officer at the Defence Force
Coral Harbour Base, was not
available for comments yesterday
up to press time.
Squadron Commander Albert
Armbrister, reported that over
the years, a few persons have been
caugh atpoaching at the sea park in
He noted that the RBDF have
two officers on hand to assist
authorities there with enforcing
the laws and patrolling the pro-
tected areas. He said patrols are
carried out daily at the park.
"We think that we have been
quite effective in keeping persons
out of the park," said Mr Arm-
The Tribune attempted to reach
a representative at the Bahamas
NationalTrust, but was told that
the relevant authority was busy
in meetmgs all day. The calls were.
not r j e p.tpopress tu e.

* THIS oil tanker is seen leaving Clifton Pier yesterday after offloading oil for the past three days. With petrol prices still
rising in New Providence and throughout the Bahamas, the government is still deciding if it will participate in the
Venezuelan-led PertoCaribe initiative.
(Photo: Felipe Major/Tribune Staff)

More than a tenth

of children are

judged overweight

FOURTEEN per cent of
Bahamian children were con-
sidered overweight by the
standards of the United
Nations World Health
Organisation (WHO) in 2001.
According to the Bahamas
Living Conditions Survey
(BLCS) 2001, the Weight for

Height score (WHZ-score),
the indicator used to deter-
mine the number of under-
weight children is a popula-
tion, was six per cent in the
This figure is also used to
assess the extent of over-
weight children.
"Overall,14 ,per cenM of ,the
total sample, of twg, to 10
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year-olds was overweight, indi-
cating the emergence of chron-
ic over-nutrition.
"The proportion of children
considered clinically obese was
six times more than what was
expected," said the report.
The report also stated that
"the likelihood that these chil-
dren will become, overweight.
adults has daunting conse-
quences for the long-term pub-
lic health of the country".
"As observed in the wider
population, more girls than
boys (61 per cent versus 13 per
cent) were overweight;
amongst all children, weight
increased with age," contin-
ued the report.
"Of those in the age 'group
two to four years, 11 per cent
registered above normal
weight," the report said.
"Compared to the 2.3 per
cent referenced as normal; the
prevalence of excessive weight
for height further increased
to 16 per cent amongst chil-

dren seven to 10 years."
According to the report,
both the over-weight and
under-weight scenarios "under-
score the need to identify envi-
ronmental risk factors" such as
poor nutritional practices.
The study also stated that
Regions Two (Abaco, Andros
and Eleuthera) and Region.
Four (other Family Isfands)
had the lowest prevalence of
overweight children, whilst
Region 3 (Exuma and Long
Island) reportedly had the
highest, at 20 per cent.
Speaking to The Tribune
yesterday, the Ministry of
Health'schief medical officer
Mersilene Dahl-Regis com-
mented that: "14 percent may
not be. that off. However, this
information would need to be
validated by using measure-
ments obtained from other
surveys." :
"It would be much more
useful to do this and we are
looking into this," she said.

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FNM official is calling
for disciplinary action
against former deputy
prime minister Frank
Executive committee
member Oswald Mar-
shall wants the full party
council to take him to
task about comments he
made on radio and in
The Tribune.
"Personally, I am of
the view that Mr Wat-
son's actions are equal
to treason," said Mr
Marshall yesterday. "I
regard him as a danger-
ous person to have on
my side."
His comments fol-
lowed Mr Watson's dis-
missive remarks about
Mr Tommy Turnquest's
leadership qualities. Mr
Watson said many
FNMs on the campaign
trail preferred Perry
Christie to Mr Turn-


But Mr Marshall
attacked Mr Watson for
discussing council busi-
ness publicly, and said it
was abundantly clear he
had gone beyond "clan-
destine and covert"
methods previously used
by many to leak private
matters to the press.
"Many that I have
spoken to regarding Mr
Watson's interview are
embarrassed by the
words that he used in
connection with the
leadership of the party,
and have since distanced
themselves from him."
Mr Marshall, an FNM
stalwart for 32 years,
praised Mr Turnquest as
a man of intelligence
and integrity.
He said he had shown
grit in standing his
ground during the lead-
ership wrangle.
And he predicted that
he would lead the FNM
to victory in the next
general election..

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FNM leadership scram-
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back on the FNM and
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Study claims almost 19,000

Haitians in Bahamas in 2001

A NEW study claims that in
2001, the combined number of
legal and illegal Haitians living
in the Bahamas was just under
According to the Bahamas
Living Conditions Survey
(BLCS) 2001, a recently
released study conducted by the
Department of Statisess,',
Bahamians made up about 89
per cent of the population,
while Haitian nationals made
up 6.2 per cent.
Taking into account the 2000
census, which estimated that
there are about 303,611 persons
living in the Bahamas, this per-
centage would mean that there
were about 18,824 Haitians liv-
ing in the Bahamas in 2001.
Speaking to The Tribune yes-
terday, Minister of Labour and
Immigration, Vincent Peet, said

But minister cannot verify

if numbers are correct

that he could not verify if the
estimated numbers are correct.
"I cannot guess at such num-
bers. I don't believe in doing
that -not on matters so impor-
tant as this," he said.

"Right now my ministry is in
the process of working on trying
to identify the number of illegal
immigrants in the Bahamas and
a survey has been completed
and is being studied as we
speak. It will be released in
short order."
In terms of the standard of

Mayaguana residents hit

out over development plan
PEOPLE in Mayaguana are in uproar over a massive tourism devel-
opment plan which, they say, will rob them of their birthright and
hand a huge chunk of the island to foreigners.
While welcoming the prospect of new jobs, islanders feel the price
they are being asked to pay is too high, with 6,000 acres of prime land
earmarked for the scheme.
Now they want proper representation at the negotiating table as the
government looks set to make Mayaguana the next major development
centre in the Bahamas.
Islanders claim Crown land has virtually been given to the devel-
opment firm, the I-Group of Boston, even though Bahamians applying
for lots have been overlooked.
The government, it is claimed, promised to address all the resi-
dents' concerns before heads of agreement were signed.
"But we have heard nothing," one told The Tribune, "We have
been sold out. We want to articulate our concerns."
Under a joint venture arrangement with I-Group, land has been tak-
en from a Bahamian entrepreneur to accommodate the newcomers, the
source said.
"Because the project is so political, people are afraid to voice their
concerns. They fear reprisals. But a huge chunk of the island is being
given away, including many of the prime beachfront sites."
"While most people here want the development, we need some
kind of representation," said the source. "The government promised
town meetings, but there has been no official.towri meeting."

The I-Group, in a joint venture with the Hotel Corporation, plans to
build a marina, hotel, condos and other facilities in what could be
one of the biggest Family Island schemes.-
Financial Services Minister Allyson Maynard-Gibson said last week
that Mayaguana had been identified as the next free port and economic
enterprise zone.
It would become the first location for an economic initiative modelled
on the Hawksbill Creek Agreement, she said. And it would take
between 20 and 25 years for the free port zone to be fully built out.
Mayaguana, with its 300 population, lies at the far southern end of
the Bahamas chain, only a few miles from both Haiti and the Turks and
It has traditionally been considered one of the cinderella isles of the
Bahamas, with a simple economy based on fishing and farming.
Now it stands to become a new focal point for inward investment,
with a massive infusion of money that will change its character forev-
"On the face of it, this would be a tremendous economic boost," said
an islander, "but as things stand, it looks like local Bahamians will sim-
ply become slave labour.
"There is no ownership potential here for us. Bahamians will simply
supply a menial labour pool. They would not be in a position to prof-
it from it."
There are also environmental concerns, with islanders claiming that
villas will be built on stilts in Curtis Creek, noted as a sensitive con-
servation area.
The developers had promised to provide protection "but that's like
appointing a rat to watch the cheese," said one resident.
Yesterday, officials from the Ministry of Financial Services and
Investments were unavailable for comment.
The Tribune also left messages for Attorney General Alfred Sears
and the MP for the area, Minister of Agriculture V Alfred Gray.

living for 2001, the report
revealed that it varied "greatly
amongst nationalities".
"Most striking was the status
of Haitians, who were dispro-
portionately represented in the
poorest quintile, accounting for
more than double their share
of the total population," read
the report.
"Their numbers progressive-
ly decreased as living standards
increased, diminishing to 1.4 per
cent in the wealthiest group."
According to the report,
when living standards were
examined within specific
migrant groups, it was found
that "64 per cent of all Haitians
were within the three poorest
quintiles, whilst only seven per
cent (in the poorest quintiles)
were from other countries".
The report 'stated that during
the five-year period prior to the
BLCS, Haitians comprised the
single largest immigrant group
in the Bahamas.
It added that "the age, sex
and socioeconomic status of
immigrants are vital informa-
tion that planners need in order
to determine how immigration
affects their country."

"For all recent immigrants,
Region 1 (New Providence and
Grand Bahama) was the over-
whelming region of choice,"
read the report.
"This is no surprise, given
that work-related reasons are
major motives for migration;
thus Region 1, being the most
developed, is more likely to
meet this demand."
According to the report,
amongst the surveyed immi-
!grants, both sexes Were equally
represented; however, varia-"
tions were apparent amongst
some groups.
"For example, 75 per cent of
immigrants from UK, US, or
Canada were male, as were 60
per cent of Haitian immigrants.
By sharp contrast, migrants
from other Caribbean and oth-

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The report also stated that 67
per cent of all immigrants were
between the ages of 25 and 54,
with the average age of immi-
grants being 33.
This, it said meant that
"slightly more than half of all
immigrants entered the coun-
try for working purposes."
* MINISTER of Labour and
Immigration Vincent Peet

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WITH energy costs skyrocketing and little
prospect of them coming down anytime soon,
there is need for a close, hard look at alterna-
tive sources.
Bahamians are suffering at the moment from
Bahamas Electricity Corporation bills that
have doubled in most cases, and filling up that
gas tank in the car can put a big dent in the
pocketbook. The airline industry, already fac-
ing many setbacks, now faces escalating fuel
costs that may well put some of them out of
business. Many, including Delta and American
Airlines, are already cutting out some services.
And overall the price of crude oil is affecting
the whole world's economies and threatening
a recession that happened before almost a
generation ago.
So what can we do about it?
When such problems arise in our world
today there are many "think tanks" round the.
globe that put their best minds to the task of
trying to find solutions. :-
Recently in Business Week which we con-
sider one, of the best weekly magazines pub-
lished in America there was an article in
their Science and Technology section draw-
ing attention to what is being done in the heart
of the Mojave Desertin .California. There
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-As oil-has become more expensive, said the
article, so have natural gas and coal, the pri-
mary fuels for power plants. "At the same
time, concerns about global warming have
prompted lawmakers local, state and now
the federal government to unleash incen-
tives for renewable energy. Wind power, sOlar
energy, geothermal and biomass fuels are all
Many years ago we recall reading a fasci-
nating article in the National Geographic Mag-
azine again one of the world's best magazines
that dealt with a province in the Pyrdnmes in
Europe that was perfecting a solar energy
experiment high up in the mountains.
It was the same method now being used by
-the American company that is building its
facility in theMojave Desert.
The basis of the development was a series of
giant mirror-type reflectors that were posi-
tioned into the side of the mountains, all
reflecting the rays of the sun into a cave on the
other side of the valley where a giant magni-
f, ng glass collected the sunrays to drive gen-
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giant reflectors or mirrors were controlled by
a computor to follow the movement of the
sun and thereby gain maximum energy all day
The American development is virtually the
same idea. Giant dish-shaped mirrors mea-
suring 37-feet in diameter track the sun and
focus its heat rays "on an oil-barrel-size con-
traption suspended out in front (of the mir-
rors), harnessing the heat to drive a 25-kilowatt
"Plant enough of these solar-dish
farms....and they could reduce the need for
electric power plants that burn fossil-fuels and
emit carbon dioxide," the Business Week arti-
cle said.
"If the dishes do well," said the article, "Stir-
ling Energy's Systems 4,500-acre farm will ush-
er in new potential for Stirling engines, invent-
ed in 1816 by Church of Scotland minister
Robert Stirling. His engine is ideal for green
energy because it doesn't burn fuel internally..
Instead, its pistons are driven by heating and
expanding a reservoir of gas, which then cools
for the next cycle. Using the sun's energy to
heat the gas means zero fuel is burned."
Given our plentiful supply of sunshine
throughout the year, this type of solar energy
seems an ideal solution for th6 problems we
ace iiii'th' Bahamas, especially on bfureinote
islands whererunning an electricity generating
plant is not only expensive but hasthe added
difficulty of settlements being so far apart and
Small solar-energy-type plants could be set
up to service an area with minimum require-
ments for fuel and transportation costs.
As to the costs in capital outlay govern-
ment could approach the G-7 for help. It would
be surprising if they would turn down such an
opportunity to help reduce global warming
and dependency on oil.
We recently talked with a go-ahead young
businessman who said the construction indus-
try is way ahead of the energy-saving game.
One of the greatest new developments in
house construction, for instance, is that an
American firm has designed and manufac-
tured a new solar-panel roof tile that fits
together like Lego-blocks. And a house tiled
with these panels would be able to run' its air-
conditioners, hot-water heaters and all bath
waters without having to use expensive elec-
Just imagine what that could do for this

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The truth and reality is
Bahamians throughout the
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competitors are not in The like it, but Bahamians are work-
Bahamas. I remember the MP ing there and they are living
for Farm Road, when he was a comfortably, because at the end
leader among them, all over of the day "it's a job."
Cable Beach in opposition, The truth is that countries
shouting the FNM gave Sun too around the world, just like the
much, they gave them too many Bahamas, need foreign invest-
concessions. But now Sun and ment.
the PM are sitting on the same To all Bahamians, Sun Inter-
side of the round table. national is the single largest
I am also happy and appreci- employer, in the history of The
ate again that the newly elected Bahamas, next to the Govern-
government-is-w-or-king-hard--ment------ -
with Sun International to make Well, I am a Grand Bahami-
The Bahamas a great indepen- an and I hope and wish one day
dent country. that Sun saves a slice of pizza,
The FNM accepted the blame and shares that slice of invest-
from the PLP for bringing Sun ment in Freeport, Grand
to The Bahamas, during their Bahama.
first year in office. The FNM Sun International "Thank
also took the abuse of the PLP you."
for extending the concessions
which they granted the Sun pro- D ROLLE
jects. Sol Kerzner opened its "Magic City"
doors for jobs and business Freeport
opportunities. The FNM and September 2005

Caution in,


EDITOR, The Tribune
THANK you to Sol and
Butch Kerzner for a magnifi-
cent and dramatic establish-
ment. Sun International has
brought a tremendous income
and fame to our beautiful
Bahamas. I am a young
Bahamian and patriotic. I
appreciate that this tremendous
investment has provided
Bahamians of all walks of life
with jobs. It also allows.Bahami-
ans to invest and are offered
It takes a lot to invest a billion
dollars in a small country. To
do that-major investment one-
has to be safe and comfortable.
Sun International has opened
its doors to tourism facilities
and development. This major
investment was started by. the
FNM, under Hubert Ingraham,
former Prime Minister of the
Commonwealth of the
Bahamas. The FNM gave con-
cessions with signed deals of
Phase I and II at the time of
Heads of Agreement.
With this great project
increasing and expanding, many
will know that there was a time
back when the PLP government
of today was in opposition, they
opposed Mr Kerzner to the
extreme. As a matter of fact we
know who wrote a letter on Sun
International and threatened to
dismiss them out of the
Bahamas. Now today instead of
the governing party pointing at
Sun, they are shaking hands. I
appreciate the positive attitude
and continuing agreement that
the FNM left in '93, '95 and '97
Heads of Agreement for the
PLP to continue.
r('Th 1'Ministei :o Fihianial
Investment of PinidWobd Gar-
dens stated in the daily papers
months ago, and I quote a
speech which was made and was
misleading to the public: "This
administration has no doubt
that the 2003 Heads of Agree-
ment is a much better deal for
the government, the Bahamian
economy, the Bahamian peo-
ple than the '93, '95 and '97 in
many respects".
Well Minister, to answer that,
whenjt comes to foreign invest-
ment, don't be political, please
be "Bahamian". It means equal
for all, not just the government.
Please Minister, the government
stands for "people" not "par-
ty". I am not interested in who
signs a better deal, I am inter-
ested in what is best for the
Sun International in the
Bahamas needs to be supported
by the government, and Sun's

ished. Who knows what she
may encounter before her
career ends, and then we
would all be partakers of the
sin by our rashness.
Remember, Marion"' Jones.
of the USA was the toast of
the 2000 Olympics and we
know what was afterward
revealed about her taking
steroids and she has never
been the same since.
Tonique has made us all
very proud but what about
her humanitarian efforts
locally, and what charities has
she contributed her name and
money to?
Renaming Pf any public
road or building should be
done well after the ending of
the career of the person being
honoured, after they have
proven themselves worthy of
all honour.
If we need to give her an
interim honour, start by
renaming the street where she
grrew up where her mother
still resides in Yellow Elder,
the long stretch of road
between A F Adderley and
"C W Sawyer Primary. but if
we start renaming major
roads after unfinished ath-
letes, it could lead to future
crises, including another gov-
ernment removing the name
as we have seen with the $10
bill issue.
September 7 2005

A big thank

you to the


EDITOR, The Tribune
I would like to comment on
the government's renaming
of Harrold Road ;.s -,
The Bible says in 1 Timo-
thy 5:22 to "Lay hands sud-
denly on no man, neither be
partakers of other men's sins,
keep thyself pure", meaning
do not hastily and at once
admit any person into the
sacred work of the ministry,
or constitute him an elder, or
pastor, over a church of
Christ; but let him be first
proved, and let it plainly
appear, that he has the grace
of God in him, and has gifts
for public service bestowed
on him; that he is sound in
faith, and of a good life and
conversation; and a man of
uprightness and fidelity;
which ought not to be done
rashly and inconsiderately,
and before due trial made of
their gifts and graces, their
abilities and qualifications for
We need to watch over our-
selves at all times, that we do
not make ourselves partakers
..of other men's sins. ".Keep.
thyself pure," not only from
doing the like thyself, but
from countenancing it, or
being any way accessory to it,
in others
I caution the powers that
be against the rash renaming
of Harrold Road to Tonique
Williams-Darling Highway,
because she is still very yc :ng
and her career is not yet F'n-

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THE 28-year-old Fox Hill
man who was shot in the back
of the head on Tuesday is dead.
According to police press liai-
son officer Walter Evans, Theo-
tis Johnson succumbed to his
injuries shortly after 2am on
Thursday while at the Princess
Margaret Hospital.
Initial police reports are that
while in the area of Augusta
Street shortly after 9pm on
Tuesday, Johnson was shot
while in the passenger seat of a
Nissan Maxima.
The shooting is said to have
occurred after an attempted
armed robbery of the car's pas-
Police said that an unknown
man approached the vehicle
and demanded cash.
When the he did not receive
any money, the man reportedly
produced a hand gun and shot
Johnson in the back of the head.

Two men


for armed


Police are also investigating
two armed robberies that took
place on Wednesday night.
According to Inspector
Evans, while returning home
shortly after 10pm, a 33-year-
old Cable Beach man was
accosted by two masked men,
one armed with a handgun.
The men reportedly demand-
ed cash and robbed the victim
of his wallet before fleeing the
scene on foot.

Man is

robbed at


A 24-year-old Tower Estates
man was reportedly robbed
while returning to his home
around midnight on Wednes-
Police said the man was
approached by a masked man
who was armed with a silver
The gunman reportedly
robbed the man of a bag and a
small amount of cash and fled
the scene on foot towards the
area of Prince Charles Drive.
Police are continuing their
investigations into these inci-

Trust developing plan

to save environment

Tribune Staff Reporter
MEMBERS of the Bahamas National
Trust council will discuss strategies to
prevent the future degradation of the
environment during the organisation's
bi-annual council meeting this weekend.
The meeting is particularly significant
as environmental concerns are at height-
ened pitch on heels of the dumping and
littering that was revealed to be taking
place at the Bonefish Pond.
Trust president Glenn Bannister said it
is important for the organisation to take
stock of its goals and visions as it pre-
pares future polices.
"The council will meet primarily to
chart the direction of the organisation
as it seeks to conserve and protect the
environment for future generations of
"In addition, the group will review
plans for providing access for Bahamians
to visit and enjoy the four national parks
in New Providence.
"The council will also discuss strategy
to prevent further degradation to the
environment as a result of unsound envi-
ronmental practices," he said at a press
conference yesterday.
Mr Bannister said one of the key con-
cerns for the council will be encourag-
ing respect and appreciation for the envi-
ronment through education and aware-
ness campaigns.
Mr Bannister said the persons alleged
to have committed offences at the Bone-
fish Pond have been charged and are
before the courts.
Livingstone Marshall, who representa-
tives the government on the council,
added that the Trust will be closely mon-
itoring the pace and type of developments
that take place near the national parks.

* BOTTLES are shown in the wetlands in Adelaide
(Photo: Felipe Major/Tribune Staff)

The scientists who sit on the council
explained that the Bahamas remains one
of the few environmental systems that
has not been extensively damaged, They
all agreed that that it is extremely impor-
tant to take proactive measures now.
Daniel Brunbaugh, senior conserva-
tion scientist at the American Museum of
National History noted that in the
Caribbean, the marine ecosystem is being
severely degraded.
The development of the islands is con--
tributing to this decline through waste
run off from construction and over-fish-
ing, he said.
Global changes, he said are also adding
to the problem. These include rising sea
levels and sea surface warming, which

correlates to coral mortality.
. Nancy Clum, the assistant curator of
ornithology of the Wildlife Conservation
Society explained that science can play a
crucial role in implementing proactive
measures to protect the environment.
She said that because the Bahamas has
not seen that much damage, now is the
perfect time for Bahamians to make piv-
otal decisions to protect it.
Present at this weekend's meeting will
be representatives from the American
Museum of National History, the Wildlife
Conservation Society, the National
Audubon Society and the University of
Yesterday, the council toured all four
of the national parks in Nassau.

Government to look at concessions request

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE government is to
review a request from the
Isle of Capri Casino for a
number of tax concessions
in an effort to rebound from
loses incurred as a result of
hurricane Katrina.
Prime Minister Perry
Christie told members'of
the House of Assembly that
the casino chain, which is
based in the gulf coast, has
been negatively affected by
the storm damage in
Speaking on Wednesday
at the first meeting of par-
liament since the summer
recess, Mr Christie said the
company is asking for addi-
tional subsidies to offset
costs either by way of mar-
keting breaks or tax cuts.
He said that the govern-
ment is considering the
request because the casino is
important to the economy
of Grand Bahama, to the
Grand Bahama Port
Authority and to major

investor Hutchison Whampoa.
However, government has to
reserve its position, because any
decision which affects revenue
must be weighed carefully, he
During Wednesday's parlia-
ment session, concern for the
future of Grand Bahama was
raised by High Rock MP Ken-
neth Russell. ,
Mr Christie noted that the
recent closure of the Royal
Oasis Resort was "most unfor-
He added that the govern-
ment is working to facilitate a
sale of that property.
At a. press conference this
summer, the prime minister
hinted that if all else fails, the
government might consider pur-
chasing the hotel itself.
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said he is confident that the
process is going forward and
that the hotel will resume its
position as an important
part of the island's econo-
He pointed out that this
would add a boost to the rev-
enue of the ailing Interna-
tional.Baaar. ,,,

As far as the Ginn Devel-
opment is concerned, Mr
Christie said a meeting has
been arranged with the devel-
opers for sometime in the
near future.
He said he is closely
involved with the negotiations
and remains optimistic about
the future of Grand Bahama.



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FREEPORT After a very
successful hip-hop convention
in Grand Bahama, organisers
of the Power Summit presented
cheques to three local charities
here on Thursday.
Authur Papillon of Fresh
Entertainment, liaison for the
Power Summit and the RPM
Group, made cheque presenta-
tions at the Grand Bahama Port
Authority, the Grand Bahama
Children's Home, Grand
Bahama Red. Cross, and
"Even though we had an eco-
nomic impact (on the island),
we felt it was important to
donate to charitable organisa-
tions that were really doing
work in the community," Papil-
Ion said.
"This is something we plan
on doing on all of our shows so
this maybe just one of the many
times we give money to organi-
sations in this country."
The Power Summit was held
September 28 to October 1 at
the Westin and Sheraton at Our
Lucaya Resort. The event
brought persons from all sec-
tors of music and entertainment
industry together in Freeport.
Several hip-hop artists such
as Kanye West, Busta Rhymes,
Sean Paul and Jay Z attended
the convention,
All of the recipients were
appreciative and thanked Mr
Papillon and the Power Sum-
mit for their donation.


New medical waste facility opened

BAHAMAS Waste will offi-
cially launch its new Medical
Waste Treatment Facility at
Gladstone Road at 4pm today.
Prime Minister Perry Christie
will conduct the official opening
of the new facility.
In the last three years, the
company says it has invested
more than $1 million in con-
structing the new 5,000 square
foot, state-of-the-art medical
waste treatment facility.
"This new facility came about
after much research, and caters
to a need in the Bahamas to
properly dispose of pathological
and medical waste," said
Bahamas Waste.
Fred Donathan, who man-
ages the facility, said: "We can
autoclave or sterilise up to 1,200
pounds of waste a day and
incinerate up to 1,000 pounds
in six hour cycles.
"We can also process 2,000
pounds of pathological and
chemotherapy waste in a day,

all in a safe and environmen-
tally-friendly manner. The Med-
ical Waste Facility has intro-
duced a new way of handling
medical waste in the Bahamas."
In 1987, two friends' idea
blossomed into a business
where the main thrust was to
introduce compactors to "dirty
and messy" garbage contain-
ment areas and transform them
into "neat, tidy and sanitary
garbage containment areas,"
the company said.
"We were well-received in
the marketplace where, previ-
ously, no money had been spent
on garbage collection; it was a
free service offered by the gov-
ernment," said the executive
chairman of Bahamas Waste,
Peter Addrews.
The secret of their success,
Mr Andrews said is "a very eas-
ily defined goal for a cleaner
Bahamas that anyone can
buy into. We hire good
people, treat them well,

expect them to work hard and
most of the time they do."
Bahamas Waste is experienc-
ing continued significant growth
and expansion becoming the
largest private waste collection
company serving the country,
with more than four million dol-
lars in annual sales.
Bahamas Waste has also con-
ducted a pilot garbage collec-
tion programme in the Grant's
Town area from January to
March of 2004 at no cost to the
government. The company col-
lected garbage from 1,200 resi-
dents in the area twice per week
and also cleared away old
Mr Andrews says, "We
proved to everyone that it could
be done and we can help clean
up communities."
Another first the company
can boast of is that the first
female garbage truck driver in
the Bahamas is employed at
Bahamas Waste.


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cuts bad behaviour in pupils

Tribune Staff Reporter
, THERE has been a decrease
in the number of "behavioural
problems" exhibited by stu-
dents since police officers have
been stationed in schools, educators.
In an interview with The Tri-
bune yesterday, chief superin-
.tendent Juanita Colebrook,
officer-in-charge of the new
school-based policing scheme,
said that the programme has
thus far been successful.
""There are no major inci-
dents happening in the schools
like we would have had previ-
ously," she said.
"The police are on the
grounds and I think if the stu-
dents want to create any disor-
der in the schools, they know
that the police are there to pre-
vent these incidents from hap-
At the opening of the new
school year iin-September,-

police officers from the Urban
Renewal Programme along
with a number of reserves were
stationed at several schools in
New Providence, Grand
Bahama and Abaco.


The officers are there to
assist in school security as well
as give lectures on such topics
as crime prevention and domes-
tic violence.
"The police are not in the
school to take over the rule
from the principal. If the prin-
cipal has a problem, the police
will be consulted and assist in
giving some advice.
"They are not there to mete
out any punishment. Punish-
ment will be done by the prin-
cipal," said Chief Superinten-
dent Colebrook.
Principal of LW Young
Telford Mullings said the
--school policing initiative is

working out to be a real asset.
"They assist with simple dis-
ciplinary problems by counsel-
ing and advising children. They
also assist with improving stu-
dents self-image and self-
esteem,"said Mr Mullings.
CR Walker principal Julian
Anderson views school polic-
ing as a "win-win situation for
both the school and the police
He said typically, police are
feared as law enforcers. How-
ever, Mr Anderson said, by the
being in the schools, they can
educate students on various
issues pertaining to the law.
He commended the police
for making their presence felt
in both the community and the
There are currently 31 offi-
cers on a six-week training
regime for the school policing
They are expected to be
ready for service by the first
week in November.

* SERGEANT Davis speaks to girls at Government High School yesterday after class
(Photo: Felipe Major/Tribune Staff)

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small businesses.
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sex crimes training

* AN FBI special agent speaks to students during the crime
scene investigation course in August
(Photos: Mario Duncanson/ Tribune Staff)

THE sizzling topic, after what many consider a dismal term
by the PLP government, remains the FNM leadership, with
Tommy Turnquest seemingly being side-stepped in a political
While Turnquest has never had a flicker of hope, his
chances of winning the cockfight for the FNM's top position
gets drabber by the day.
A COB buddy said: "Tommy T seems to be a nice guy and
he has suffered the brunt of criticism for the FNM's 2002
defeat, but he just seems uppity, he just doesn't come off as
being genuinely interested in people."
Another student said: "If Tommy is leading the party, we
will vote PLP to elect as much of them as possible just so he
won't be the prime minister."
Many FNMs, and grassroots voters, consider him aloof,
privileged, stagnant and lacking empathy.
And the meeting at which five party MPs asked that he
resign was sign enough for a blind man to read. Mr
Turnquest, you are not wanted by the party or the country, so
why fool yaself?!
Party sources say his chances of charming voting delegates
and becoming leader are abysmal. Or, as Trade and Industry
Minister Leslie Miller described his own chances of leading
the PLP one out of 1000.
Now, Hubert Ingraham's involvement lobs a curveball right
into the leadership brawl.
Although he promised to serve only two consecutive terms,
Mr Ingraham might now return because there are adamant
pleas by FNMs who say he is the most capable politician to
guide the party into the 2007 election.
Even though Mr Ingraham has his challenges, particularly a
dominating, control-oriented persona that many FNMs have
come to despise, the party faithful now realise they must
accept the good with the bad, and see him as the Moses to
lead them from political obscurity.
Although Dion Foulkes, 50, former Minister of Education,
has shown signs of innovative leadership potential and an
ability to engage his party and the public, if Hurricane Hubert
enters the fray, Mr Foulkes will have the fight of his life.
Since June, when he announced his leadership intentions,
Mr Foulkes has conducted an effective, well co-ordinated
media blitz. If Ingraham decides against entering the ring, I
predict that Foulkes will rise above the heap. Only when
chicken grow teeth will Tommy Turnquest become leader
again. It's harsh, but true!
It is pretty obvious that since Brent Symonette blinked
again, and decided against entering the battle royale,
countless FNMs have been contemplating an
Ingraham-Symonette team.
That dream combo would separate them from the pack.
The rich, the poor, the blacks and the whites, Nassauvians
and island folk can all be satisfied with that, a COB student
However, because antagonistic history exists between both
men, this notion may have to be just that a dream!
While it is refreshing to observe democracy at work, with
younger members of political parties realising their place in
Bahamian society and lobbying for the top positions, many ,
Bahamians still seem to prefer the older, more provocative
I predict that Tommy Turnquest will be forced out shortly
and Mr North Abaco will be back large and in charge!


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Most recently, the US Fed-
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a crime scene investigation
course in August.
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enforcement arm of the US
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state, federal and foreign agen-
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the most serious crimes, includ-
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child abuse and arson.

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ual assault investigation to offi-
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on September 27 and 28, were 28
RBPF officers from New Provi-
dence and the Family Islands.
Officers studied advanced
forensics, evidence-gathering
techniques, interviewing strate-
gies, and methods of pursuing
cold cases.
One of the instructors, Spe-
cial Agent Sheri Rostodha, out-
lined the importance of the
seminar and ways in which
American and Bahamian law
enforcement agencies can work
together in processing crime
scene investigations.
"We consider this as just try-
ing to offer an understanding
to the types of resources that
we have available to help the
Bahamian police department.
One of the participants,
Woman Corporal 2436 Hunter,
also noted some of the benefits
of the seminar.
"We looked at sexual
offences investigations from the
forensic aspect, psychological
aspect, interrogation of our sus-
pect and interviewing of victims.
It's similar to what we do here
at the Police Training College,
so this was good re-enforce-
ment," she said.
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Assaults seminar is the latest in

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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 spe-
cials all night long.

Wild Jungle, each and every Wednesday night @
Club Trappers, Nassau's "upscale" gentleman's
club. Featuring a female body painting extrava-
ganza. 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 all night. 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 11pm. Strict security

Rave Saturdays @ Club Eclipse. DJ Scoobz spin-
ning 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 wiarm-Tp drink to getfyo-6stafrtediParif
from 8pm-until.

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

Hump Day Happy Hour @ Topshotters Sports
Bar every Wednesday 5pm-8pm. Free appetizers
and numerous drink 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 in
the 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 admis-
sion) every Saturday with live music from 8 pm to
midnight. Karaoke Sundays from 8pm to mid-
night, $1 shots and dinner specials all night long.

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

Chill Out Sundays @ Coco Loco'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.

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

The Graham Holden Deal @ The Green Par-
rot....David Graham, Steve Holden, Tim Deal
and Friends perform Sunday, 7pm 10pm @ Hur-
ricane Hole on Paradise Island.

Jay Mitchell and Hot KC @ Palm Court Lounge,
British Colonial Hilton, Wednesday-Thursday

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

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 Dis-
course" on Tuesday, October 11, 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-Ingraham.
This discussion in open to the public and is free of

Beneath the Surface featuring new-works from the
NewSkool artists Tamara Russell, Davinia.
Bullard, Tripoli Burrows and Taino Bullard. The
exhibition opens Friday, October 7, 6.30pm 10pm
@ The Central Bank Art Gallery, Market St..
Shows runs through October 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 isolated phenomena and

in relation to their environment. Focus is on help-
ing the student observe and discover. This work-
shop 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 provided her
with a 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 collection, including
recent acquisitions by Blue Curry, Antonius
Roberts and Dionne Benjamin-Smith. Call 328-
5800 to book tours. This exhibition closes Febru-
ary 28, 2006.

NE W Health .

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
Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6.30, beginning
September 27 at Nassau gymNastics Seagrapes
location (off Prince Charles Drive). Doctor
approval is required. Call 364-8423 to register or
for more information.

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

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

The Bahamas Diabetic Association meets every
third Saturday, 2.30pm (except 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 pre-
vention strategies to avoid sudden death syn-
drome and the most common serious injuries and
choking that can occur in adults, infants and chil-
dren. CPR and First Aid classes are offered every
third Saturday of the month from 9am-lpm. Con-
tact a Doctors Hospital Community Training Rep-
resentative 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.

S Civic Clubs

Toastmasters Club 1095 meets Tuesday, 7.30pm @
C C Sweeting Senior School's Dining Room, Col-
lege Avenue off Moss Road. Club 9477 meets
Friday, 7pm @ Bahamas Baptist Community Col-
lege Rm A19, Jean St. Club 3956 meets Thursday,
7.30pm @ British Colonial Hilton. Club 1600
meets Thursday, 8.30pm @ SuperClubs Breezes.
Club 7178 meets Tuesday, 6pm @ The J Whit-
ney Pinder Building, Collins Ave.
Club 2437 meets every second, fourth and fifth
Wednesday at the J Whitney Pinder Building,
Collins Ave at 6pm. Club 612315 meets Monday
6pm @ Wyndham Nassau Resort, Cable Beach.
Club 753494 meets every Wednesday, 6pm-8pm in
the Solomon's Building, East-West Highway. Club
Cousteau 7343 meets every Tuesday night at 7.30
in the Chickcharney Hotel, Fresh Creek, Central
Andros. All are 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
Tuesday, 6.30pm @ Atlantic House, IBM Office,
4th floor meeting room.

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

Nassau Council 10415 Knights of Columbus meets
the second and fourth Wednesday of the month,
8pm @ St Augustine's 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 Pro-
fessionals, Bahamas Chapter meets the third
Thursday of every month @ Superclubs Breezes,
Cable Beach, 6pm.

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

Send all your civic and social events to The
Tribune via fax: 328-2398 or e-mail:


Constituent claims



FROM page one
the dirty park in Millennium
Gardens where the bush now
reachin' chest high on any
Mr Ingraham said he told
his MP that his son plays on
that park and it is in bad
What resulted, he said, was
an outburst from his MP. "I
was shocked," said Mr Ingra-

"I am friendly with MPs
on both sides. I speak with
them very candidly all the
time about issues that I'm
concerned with in this coun-
"I tell it to them exactly
how I feel and they respect
me for my opinions. After I
voice my opinion we
exchange pleasantries as
mature men," he said.
Ronnie Armbrister, who
heard the exchange, said he

felt no MP should speak to
any citizen like that, espe-
cially in the company of hun-
dreds of workers on Bay
Mr Armbrister said: "A
leader should have broad
shoulders, and know how to
walk away if necessary in
order to avoid conflict."
Mr Ingraham said he want-
ed to say more to Mr Smith
about his Mount Moriah
constituency before the mat-
ter got out of control.
He said not only is the
park overgrown with high
weeds, but the island which
separates the dual carriage-
way is also unsightly.
He said in the past he has
made numerous calls and left
many messages, trying to get
Mr Smith to assist residents
of Millennium Gardens.
Another issue he said he
wanted to bring to light was
that residents feel speed
bumps are needed in the
Mr Ingraham said after
completion of the highway,
drivers began taking Millen-
nium Gardens as a short-cut,
and cars as well as buses
were speeding through the
He admitted that over a
year ago, Mr Smith said he
would have to address that
concern through the Ministry
of Works.
But to date, nothing had
been done to resolve the
issue, said Mr Ingraham.

Lyford Cay investor arrested

FROM page one
Magistrate Bethel told Kozeny that, under
the Extradition Act, once a warrant of arrest is
issued, the requesting state has 60 days to pro-
duce the evidence under which it seeks to have
the fugitive committed.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, she said,
would also have to appear .in court with an
authority to proceed within that time-frame.
If they failed to do so, she said, he would be
However, once the requirements are met,
the court will then decide if there is sufficient

evidence against Kozeny to have him extradit-
Mr Cumberbatch has objected to bail, and
will make his arguments to that effect today
at 10am.
Meanwhile, Kozeny's attorney, Deon Smith,
will press the court to allow him bail. He was
remanded overnight until a decision is reached
Magistrate Bethel set December 1 for the
first hearing of evidence against Kozeny.
US officials also said several other arrests
are planned in relation to conspiracy charges
brought against Kozeny.

FROM page one
ators, will be exposed.
Permanent secretary in the
Ministry of Transport, Archie
Nairn, said the ministry is
reviewing the input of the
organisation and proposes to
respond in due course.
Nevertheless, BAATO, rep-
resenting about 20 companies,
said it is estimated that for a
business owning a single five-
seater airplane, the new
charges will increase operat-
ing costs by $50,000 per

In addition to the imposi-
tion of new fees and charges,
some existing charges will be
increased by some 80 per cent
and others as much as 1200
per cent, BAATO said.
The Department of Civil
Aviation, according to the
organisation, is considering a
surcharge of .07 cents per gal-
lon for aviation fuel in addi-
tion to significant price
increases affecting the industry
since 2003.
"This will certainly adverse-
ly impact all operators and
necessitate an immediate price

increase of as much as $200
per flight for small operators
(the cost of which) will have to
be borne by an already price-
conscious Bahamian and
international travelling pub-
lic," the letter read.
BAATO said that the min-
istry failed to provide the
organisation or individual
operators with copies of the
amendments in a timely man-
ner and neglected to give
appropriate prior notice
before the significant revisions
of the old legislation and
charges were conducted.

Yager uneral ome & Cremtorium

Queen's Highway
P.O. Box F-40288, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Tel: 352-8118 Paging: 352-6222 #1724
Fax: 351-3301


a resident of # Sargent
Major Road Freeport,
Bahamas will be held on
Saturday 8th, October,
2005 at 10:00a.m. at
Freeport Gospel Chapel,
Sanderling Circle & Kite
Street, Freeport. Officiating
will be Senior Pastor Hartley E. Thompson and
interment will follow in the Grand Bahama
Memorial Park, Frobisher Drive.

Cherished memories are held by her 2 daughters,
Yolanda Francis and Yasmin Richardson; 1
brother, Simeon Richardson; 1 uncle, Ruel
Ferguson of Miami; 1 aunt; Calvise Richardson
of New York; 1 brother-in-law, Eugene Cartwright;
2 sisters-in-law Ella and Deaconess Janet
Richardson; 1 son-in-law Shawn Francis; 19
nephews Roy, Simeon, Wilfred, Linden
Johnathan, Alexander, Shamite, Gifford, Percival
Sr:, Felix, Anthony, Clayton, Michael, Eugene Jr.,
Cory, Adnan, Theron, George and Mario; 10
nieces Linda, Carol, Zulie, Jenny, Bernadine,
Cecile, Susan, Aldice, Denise, Sophia; numerous
cousins and a host of other relatives and friends
including Felix "Ricky", Rickelle and Felisha
Seymour, Leslie, Janardo, Leshonda and Celest
Parker, Sheryl Campbell, Madlene McBride, Kevin
& Valrie Seymour, Randy & Carolyn Thompson,
Antoinette Seymour, Churchill Tener-Knowles,
Carlton & Joyce Ferguson, Wentworth & Angela
Deveaux, Ruthiemae, Misty Adderly, Freeport
Gospel Chapel Family the Doctors and Nurses
at the Rand Memorial Hospital and the Princess
Margaret Hospital.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects to
Yager Funeral Home & Crematorium Queens
Highway, Freeport on Friday 7th, October, 2005
form 12:00noon until 6:00p.m. and at the church
on Saturday from 9:00a.m. until service time.

Tinder 's unerafHome
"Service Beyond Measure
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of #25 Hall; S Haven,
Saphire Ridge formerly of
Poitier Lane, will be held at
Ebenezer Methodist Church,
Shirley Street on Saturday
October 8th, 2005 at
2:30pm. Burial will be in the
church cemetery. Pastor
Martin Loyley officiating.
He is survived by his wife, Rita; one daughter, Jacqueline;
one son, Thomas; one daughter-in-law, Cheryl; five
grandchildren, Jamie, Michael, Sasha, Sanarah and Arielle;
one brother, Edrick Hall; two sisters-in-law, Barbara and
Mavis Hall; in-laws, Joyce and John Kenny of England,
Lorraine and Alan Kenny of Canada; numerous nieces
and nephews including; Lorraine and John Philpbt,
Delphene and John Jomides, Juliet Philpot, Miriam and
Jose Vargas, George and Melissa Philpot and family,
Francis Grove and family, Gaylene Hall, Tiffany Hall,
Christine and Richard Hall and family, Beth, Marissa and
Bradley Hall, Gladys Darling, Jeannie, Patricia, Margaret,
Marlene, Oliver Hall and Kayla Thompson and all their
family, Linda Bonimy, Charmaine, Stephen and Stafford
Hall and their family, Deborah and Edward Algreen lan,
Chris Hall and Their family, Danny and Nicholas Hall, and
a host of family and friends including, Mr. and Mrs. Otis
Knowles of Deadmans Cay Long Island, Anthony, Susan,
Tamara, Nadia and Mandy Lowe of Freeport Grand
Bahama, Beryl and Harold Azmier of Florida, Claudette
and Al Lewless of Florida, Connie Pearce, Nicola Cartwright,
Keith and Ashbert Knowles of Long Island, John (Woody)
and Robert Barnett, Dave Griffin, Tyrone Adderley and the
Bayshore Marina Buddies. Captains Phillip Pinder, Ronnie
Kemp, Mike Russell, Frank Smith, Frank Clarke, George
Brown, Charlie Major, Louis Hart, Mike Brown, Dudley
Smith, and so many other persons to numerous to mention,
special thanks to Ebenezer Methodist Church and its
members for their prayers, and visits, we the family would
like to thank all the staff of the Princess Margaret Hospital,
you all helped and did so much for us especially the Male
Orthopedic, Male Surgical one and two, Oncology Clinic
Staff, Dr. Scurling and Turnquest, Dr. Duane Sands, Dr.
Wildgoose and all the staff on these Wards. Theatre,
Emergency Room, Laboratory and all of the others who
helped in anyway, The Radiation Department at the
Bahamas Heart Institute. A special heartfelt thanks to Dr.
Theodore Ferguson and lan Kelly, may God continue to
bless each and every one of you in a special way.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Fidelity Bank
of Bahamas #10400894 for the medical fund of the late
James Cyril Hall.
Viewing will be held at Pinder's Funeral Home Palmdale
Ave., Palmdale on Friday October 7th, 2005 from 5:00pm
until 7:00pm.

0 Bethel Brothers Morticians

Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030
Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026
I. ..


of Hawkins Hill will be held
on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at
St Matthew's Anglican
SChurch, East Shirley Street.
The Most Rev'd Drexel W.
Gomez, C.M.G., Rev'd Dr.
James Moultrie, Rev'd Fr.
Knigsley Knowles and

made in the Eastern
Cemetery, Dowdeswell
CP is survivedby his grateful family; children, Thomas A. and
Malena Robinson, Kingsley and Ruth Robinson, Brenda Robinson
Archer and Emestine Douglas; sisters, Patricia Lightboum, Naomi
Lightbourn, Cynthia Williams; sister-in-law, Jane Douglas grand
children, Keith and Michelle Robinson, Kevin Robinson, Marc
and Yasmine-Robinson, Tiana Robinson, Korey and Heather
RobinsonAdrian, Andree, Anthony and Nicolette Archer, Scott,
Cyril (Roby) and Italia Robinson, Erika Robinson, Tanya and Karil
Johnson, Indira Gibson and Sean Tynes, Ronald and Tiffany
Douglas, Andrew McKinney, Cynarra Wilson; great grandchildren,
Kyle, Michael, Kechell, Kristian (Bishop) Robinson, Latavia and
Kevin Robinson Jr., Jason and Shonte Robinson, Karinya and
Kelito Johnson, Samantha and Dwight Femander, Andrew, Ashley,
Nicholis and Peta Archer; great-great-grand children, Sergio
Femiander and Tny Cargill; son-in-law, Edward Gardiner; nieces
and nephews, Donald Douglas, Rev. James McQueen, Franco
Dorsett, Stanley and Charles Mitchell, Henry Ford, Clinton and
Heather Sands, Mark Williams, Vincent Coleby, Randolph
Strachan, John Gordon, Dexter and Jeffrey Thompson, Corinne
Fountain, Dorothea Gus, Stella, Sandra, Susan Mitchell, Alicia
Williams, Ruth, Annette and Tanya Lightboum, Sharon and Eric
Maynard, Lillian Birch, Merlene Gordon, Daphne Scott, Rosa
Dorsett, Cheryl Dorsett, Madrick Dorsett, Shirley Strachan, Ismae
Coleby, Clarice Bain, Althea Bain, Willisie Clergusto, Gloria Archer;,
god-children, Robert Cartwright, Marina Hepburn, Shirley
Saunders, Gwen Bastian, Charles Wallace; cousins, Juliette
Barnwell, Lillian Gordon, Linnete Haddox, Thomas and Alfred
Love, other relatives and friends including, Kendal Hutchinson-
Bowe, Willard arid Augusta Wallace, Franceta Forbes, Rudell
Hunt, Ann Culmer and children, Mizpah Antoine and family, family
of Maud Newbold, George Capron, Wilbelmina Smith, Charmaine
Tucker,,Herman Sawyer, Zeriene Styles, Anthony Archer, Shirley
Street Archers, Olga Wilson and children, Gladstone and Margarita
Major, Gustavius and Charlamae Forbes, Ms. Poitier, Alma Sands,
Keoneth and Yvonne Quentin, Paul and Anita Cooper, Christopher
and Anna Cooper, Jimmy Robinson and family, Rosa Grant,
Oralee Adamson, Mr. and Mrs. Redney Williams, Dr. George and
Michelle White, the entire Strachan family, the Marshalls, Lewis
and Algier Cartwright; James Eve, William 'Rosie' Godet and
family, Henderson.Burrows, Anthony Butterfield, Sonia Dames
and family, St. Matthew's Men's Prayer Group, St. George's
Church Family, Laurena Finlayson and the Guild of St. Ambrose
of and St. Matthew's Church, St. Matthew's Church Family, The
Diocesan Guild of St. Ambrose, Bishop Michael Eldon, Canon
Dudley Strachan and family, Canon Kirkley Sands, Rev. Dr. James
Moultrie and Mrs. Moultrie, Rev. Kingsley Knowles and Mrs.
Knowles, Archdeacon James Palacious and Rev'd Angela
Palacious, Rev'd Curtis Robinson, Rev. Delano Archer, Rev. Dr.
Roland Hamilton, Rev'd Jonathan Archer, Rev'd Colin Humes;
Evette Roach (caregiver), Dr. Greta Eneas-Carey, and finally the
entire Hawkins Hill community.
Persons wishing to leave tributes or words of condolence may
do on at the online memorial to Cyril Robinson at http://cp.memory-
May he rest in peace and rise in glory.
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians
#44 Nassau Street on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church.

'cussed out' by MP

Ministry proposals spark

fears for small airline firms







* LAST year's floating trophy winners, Jan Pyfrom and Agatha Delancy (centre)

Golf tournament

raising money for

cancer charity

THE Bahamas Golf Federa-
tion Southern Ladies Division's
2nd Annual Jan Pyfrom Golf
Classic will be held tomorrow
at the Ocean Club on Paradise
This year's tournament is in
aid of the Bahamas Cancer
Society, the patron's favourite
charity, and the BGF junior golf
Tee time will be Sam.
"The 2004 tournament was a
great success, thanks to our
many sponsors and players that
supported that event. This year
should be even better," said the
)- organisers.
"Jan is an avid golfer and has
played tournaments locally and
internationally. Her daughter
Giselle has represented the
Bahamas on the national team
and both have a desire to assist
the juniors and involve more
women players."
The patron is also an avid
parrot lover who keeps quite a
few species as pets. She is par-

ticularly concerned about the
Bahama Parrot (found in Aba-
co), which is on the Bahamas'
list of endangered species.
"Her desire to highlight the
endangered species lead us to
break from the traditional gold,
silver and platinum level of
sponsorship to the Bahama Par-
rot, the Nassau Grouper and
the Hawsbill Turtle. Jan's Logo,
thanks to the use of an Ardastra
Gardens photo, is the Bahama
Parrot," the organisers said.
Thanks to major sponsors
like Sun Tee, Kerzner Interna-
tional, Shirley Enterprises, the
Abaco Club on Winding Bay,
Lignum Technologies and
Bahamas Waste, the golfers are
in for a fun filled day with lunch
at the Ocean Club, lots of give-
aways and fabulous prizes.
A .number of special prizes
will being awarded. The player
who scores the first hole-in-one
will receive $10,000 plus all
expenses paid to the One Mil-
lion Dollars Hole-In-One com-

petition in Scotland.
There will also be prizes for
performers in all categories:
Senior males and females (55
years and older), regular males
and females and junior boys and
girls. This is the first time that
there is a division for senior
Mrs Jean Dunn, a senior
golfer and good friend of Jan,
has donated the floating tro-
phies for this division while our
Patron Jan and daughter Giselle
Pyfrom provided the floating
trophies for the regular men
and women.
There are trophies and prizes
for the junior golfers as well.
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Tribune Business Editor
T he Government is
hoping to finalise
a management
contract that will
A. see a private sec-
tor operator take over the run-
ning of Nassau International
Airport (NIA) "by the end of
this year", a senior Ministry of
Tourism official said yesterday,
a need that becomes more
urgent by the day with the air-
port's condition generating the
largest number of tourist com-
EUllison 'Tommy' Thompson,
the Ministry's deputy director-
general, told a Bahamas Insti-
tute of Chartered Accountants

Airport is now 'by far'

biggest tourist complaint

(BICA) seminar: "At the
moment, one of the biggest
complaints is Nassau Interna-
tional Airport. It's the first and
last impression for the investor,
and needs to be tackled as soon
as possible."
Describing NIA as "by far
the biggest complaint" for
tourists visiting the Bahamas,
Mr Thompson described the
problems as "the cleanliness,
the facility, the big bottlenecks
that are there going through
US pre-clearance, security per-

Bahamas must

not put tourism

'eggs in one basket'

Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamas has to be
careful "not to put all our eggs
in one basket", a senior Min-
istry of Tourism official said
yesterday, and needed to inves-
tigate the possibility of direct
flights from Latin America and
targeting the Asian and Cana-
dian markets as a counter-
weight to when the new US
passport rules eventually come

on stream.
Ellison 'Tommy' Thompson,
the Ministry of Tourism's
deputy director-general, said
some Bahamian hoteliers "are
kind of short-sighted" and "not
looking that far down the
road", something is was his
Ministry's job to do.
Speaking to a Bahamas Insti-
tute of Chartered Accountants

SEE page 5B

He added that the Govern-
ment was pinning its hopes for
turning the NIA situation
around on signing a manage-
ment contract that would allow
a private operator to take over
the airport's operations and
transform it into a world-class

SEE page 4B

Tribune Business Editor
LYFORD Cay resident Vik-
tor Kozeny was yesterday
charged in the New York
courts with being the driving
force behind a "massive
bribery scheme" that saw more
than $11 million in cash and
other gifts paid to Azerbaijani
officials over the privatisation
of that country's state-owned
oil company.
The lawsuit is the second to
be filed against the Czech
financier, known as the 'Pirate
of Prague' iti relation to the
Azeri state-owned oil compa-

ny's privatisation. Mr Kozeny
was last year charged in a dif-
ferent US court with stealing
$182 million from clients of a
private New York investment

Baha Mar costs rise to $1.6bn
Tribune Business Editor
BAHA Mar's investment in its Cable Beach
redevelopment has increased from $1.2 bil-
lion to $1.6 billion, it was revealed yesterday.
Robert Sands, the developer's executive
vice-president of administration and public
relations, revealed the increase in the projec-
t's costs at a Bahamas Institute of Chartered
Accountants (BICA) seminar, saying: "We
are now touting a $1.6 billion investment."
Mr Sands used the, example of Baha Mar's
principal, Sarkis Izmirlian, who first came to
the Bahamas to take up residence at Lyford
Cayin 1990 with his billionaire father, Dikran,
as an example 6f the Bahamas' continuing
allure and attraction for foreign investors,
who see this nation as generating good returns
on their investments. -


firm, using the funds to buy
out his position in Azerbaijan's

SEE page 6B

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AN executive with the $175
million Baker's Bay Golf &
Ocean Club yesterday said
Bahamians worried too much
about work permits, saying that
these should be "abolished"
and this country's workforce
instead concentrate on ensur-

SEE page 6B


'Pirate of Prague' and Lyford

Cay resident alleged to have

paid more than $1 1m and

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Pricing Information As Of: '
$ October 2005

52wk-HI 52wk-Low Symbol Previous Close Today's Close Change Dally Vol. EPS $ Div $ PIE Yield
1.10 0.73 Abaco Markets 0.73 0.73 0.00 -0.207 0.000 N/M 0.00%
10.00 8.00 Bahamas Property Fund 10.00 10.00 0.00 1.456 0.340 6.9 3.40%
7.24 5.55 Bank of Bahamas 7.24 7.24 0.00 0.587 0.330 12.3 4.56%
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 0.112 0.060 12.5 4.29%
1.15 0.87 Fidelity Bank 1.10 1.10 0.00 0.066 0.030 16.7 2.73%
9.25 6.94 Cable Bahamas 9.19 9.25 0.06 2,000 0.618 0.240 15.0 2.59%
2.20 1.53 Collna Holdings 1.53 1.53 0.00 -0.046 0.000 NM 0.00%
9.10 7.05 Commonwealth Bank 9.10 9.10 0.00 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 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%
9.24 8.40 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 9.60 ICD Utilities 9.94 9.94 0.00 0.526 0.405 18.9 4:07%
8.65 8,20 J.S. Johnson 8.65 8.65 0.00 0.626 0.560 16.4 6.47%
6.69 4.36 Kerzner International BDRs 5.51 5.43 -0.08 0.122 0.000 45.2 0.00%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 2.036 0.760 4.9 7.60%
2wk-HI 852wk-d-.ALow..bol Bi.$AskI $ $Last Price Veekly Vo EPS $ DIv $ PIE 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%
.60 0.40 RND Hoidin as 0.29 0.54 0.00 -0.044 0.000 NM 0.00%
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%
.60... 0.35 RND Holdings 0.29 0.54 0.35 -0.103 0.000 N/M 0.00%
2 wk-M S3wk-Low Fund Name NAV YTD% lat 12 Month Div $ Yield %
1.2521 1.1846 Colina Money Market Fund 1.252089*
2.4403 2,0311 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 2.4403 ,
10.6103 10.0000 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 10.6103***
2.2560 2.1491 Collna MSI Preferred Fund 2.255981"
1.1347 1.0631 Colins Bond Fund 1.134722"***

B8SX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
52wk-HI Highest closing price In lest 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Collnea 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'* 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
Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV $ Dividends per share paid In the last 12 months N/M 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, 20051 ~ AS AT AUG 31, 2005
* AS AT SEPT. 9.2005/ AS AT SEP. 30,20051 AS AT SEP. 30, 2005



Britannia names

new executive

Ravi Noronha makes the

grade in mutual funds exam
A CORPORATE manager at Genesis Fund Services has passed the Series Six mutual funds exam after training with the Nation-
al Association of Securities Training and Compliance (Nastac) Group. Ravi Noronha (left) is pictured here with the Nastac Group's
head, Reece Chipman

* THE Britannia Consulting Group, the Nassau-based finan-
cial services provider, has appointed Roshan Noronha as its
group financial controller and money laundering officer.
He will be responsible for controlling the functions of all
entities in the Britannia Group, which include a number of
insurance companies and licensed service providers. The group's
assets total about $200 million.

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FROM page 1B
The Government announced late
last year that YVRAS, the subsidiary
of Vancouver Airport Services, had
been selected as the preferred bidder
on the NIA management contract.
' YVR was chosen from among four
short-listed bidders, which also includ-
ed Fraport AG, Frankfurt Airport
Services Worldwide, a German-based
company, and Bahamas Airports
Management Group, a consortium

featuring the Ottawa International
Airport operator, Sypher-Mueller
Consultants and the Royal Bank of
Canada. The latter was selected as the
runner-up bidder behind YVR and
would likely be invited to negotiate a
contract, should discussions between
the Government and YVR fail to
reach a successful conclusion.
Talks between YVR and the Gov-
ernment have dragged on for the best
part of a year, and The Tribune under-
stands that they have not been going
well, with the Canadian group at one
stage threatening to pull out entirely.
However, they are still at the table.

In the end, the Government is like-
ly to enter into a management con-
tract that will be for a term of 15 to 25
years. It is negotiating a Build/Oper-
ate/Transfer (BOT) agreement for
Nassau International Airport's long-
term development.
Under the proposed BOT arrange-
ment, the Airport Authority would
continue to own Nassau International
Airport. A management company
such as YVR would operate and
develop the facility for between 20-

30 year, upgrading it before transfer-
ring it back to the Airport Authority.
The latter would also receive fee pay-
ments from YVR for the lifetime of
the agreement.
As part of the much-needed
upgrade to Nassau International Air-
port, the Government is looking for a
new $200-250 million terminal to be
constructed, but YVR is no stranger to
either that or the BOT arrangement in
the Caribbean.It already has a 30-year
contract, as part of a consortium, to
manage and develop Sangster Inter-
national Airport in Montego Bay,
Jamaica. As part of the arrangement it

will expand the existing terminal facil-
ity to a capacity of six million passen-
gers, requiring an investment of about
$200 million over the contract's lifes-
Through YVRAS subsidiary, YVR
operates 14 airports in five different
countries, including Providenciales
International Airport in Turks &
Caicos, where it has a 15-year con-
tract to manage the terminal, Santiago
in Chile and six Dominican Republic

Baha Mar costs rise to $1.6bn

However, Mr Sands added:
"The Bahamas will be in an
even better position to attract
and retain foreign investment if
the relevant government agen-
cies shore up their operations
in a few key areas."
Among the areas Mr Sands
identified as needing attention
were a "more timely process-
ing" of investors' permit and
approvals applications; the fur-
ther relaxation of exchange

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* experience in development of Golf Courses
* experience in high-end members/private club management
* willing to relocate to Abaco
Asst. Construction & Property Development Manager
Candidate should have:

Three to four years experience
* willing to relocate to Abaco

* manage up to 30 employees

Please send resumes to:
Attn. of Human Resources
P.O. Box AB-2057
Marsh Harbour, Abaco


The successful candidate will have 5 7 years
experience in the accounting/auditing fields. CPA
required. Responsibilities include verification of
fund portfolios and Net Asset Value Calculations,
liaison with administrators and related parties,
management of cash and custody portfolios and
liaison with offices in multiple jurisdictions.


The successful candidate will have 3 5 years
experience in the accounting/auditing fields.
Responsibilities including consolidation of accounts
and liaison with audit firms and institutional and
regulatory bodies.


The successful candidate will be responsible for
ensuring management of agent trails which include
the calculation and payment of trails and
commissions per the contracts with these parties
Maintain and update the contracts with agents and
communicate with both individual and institutional
agents in multiple jurisdictions. Some supervisory
responsibilities will also be required.

Please send resumes via fax: 242-326-3839,


or Post Office Box CB-12809

controls; "delivery and avail-
ability of cutting edge"
telecommunications and tech-
nology; the creation of a "one-
stop shop" for dealing with
investor needs; and co-ordi-
nated training for the Bahami-
an workforce..
Mr Sands said: "Time is
money, whether you're talking
Bahamian dollars, US dollars,
Japanese yen, and English

Turning to Baha Mar's rede-
velopment project, Mr Sands
said construction work on the
re-routing of West Bay Street,
which presently runs through

the hotel strip, was set to begin
"in the second or third month
of 2006".
The new road is needed so
Baha Mar can relocate the
police station, government
offices, and Fidelity Bank,
Commonwealth Bank and Sco-
tiabank branches that line the
southern side of West Bay
Street. Mr Sands said the exist-
ing buildings would not be
demolished until the compa-
nies' new offices, at Baha Mar's
expense, were built along with
the Commercial Village. As a
result, no bank employees will
lose their jobs.

STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that
i ly any. reason why registration/!naturalization
should notbe gi siuld 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.

a hands on integral leadership position in
any of the following capacities:

Property/ Building or Equipment
Maintenance; Owners Representative;
Operation Administration;
Marketing or Customer Service.
(part time or full time)

Phone 394-0842







NOTICE is hereby given that an Order for the
appointment of Mr. Paul Frederick Clarke as the
Liquidator of Glacis International Limited, whose
registered office is situated at Mossack Fonseca &
Co. (Bahamas) Ltd., Saffrey Square Court of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas on the 29th day
of September, A.D., 2005 on the application of New
Time Establishment, the Petitioner herein and a
creditor of the Company, filed on the 12th day of
August, A.D., 2005.

Paul F. Clarke

Town Planning and commu-
nity meetings would be held
once Baha Mar and the Gov-
ernment had completed draw-
ings and engineering work on
the re-routed West Bay Street,
with Mr Sands saying the work
was "very advanced":- .
Mr Sands said Phase I of the
Cable Beach redevelopment
would open at the end of 2009,
or "at least" by the 2010 first
quarter. "We are on target at
this time, yes we are," he
Apart from a new 1,000-
room casino hotel and 300-
room luxury hotel, Mr Sands
said the completed Baha Mar
development would leave the
existing Radisson Cable Beach
Resort intact, although it would
undergo "major renovations".
, Other facilities will include

a 30,000 square foot luxury spa,
two 18-hole Jack Nicklaus golf
courses and a 25-acre eco-
water park that will "offer
guests and the public a unique
experience that will entice all
the senses".
Mr Sands said that, together
with Kerzner International,
Baha Mar hoped to announce
an arrangement with the
Bahamas Technical and Voca-
tional Institute (BTVI), where
they would "collective supply"
scholarships and stipends for
as many as 200 students annu-
"If we don't do it, it puts
additional pressure on us to
import labour," Mr .Sands said.
Other initiatives included
attracting back to the Bahamas
those Bahamians who had
studied in the US and abroad.

The Public is hereby advised that I, HERBERT
ALEXANDER NESBIT- of, Nassau,-Bahamas, intend to
change my name to HERB ALEXANDER NESBIT. If
there are any objections to this change of name by Deed
Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief Passport
Officer, RO.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than
thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this notice.

2000 Ford Crown Victoria
(Damaged condition)

This vehicle may be inspect! during working hours,
Monday thru Friday upon request through the office of the
Administrative Officer, IDB House, East Bay Street, Nassau.
Sealed offers marked "Bid for Automobile" should be sent
The Administrative Officer
P.O.Box N-3743
Nassau, Bahamas

Offers will be accepted until noon on October 17th, 2005.
This car will be sold "as is".
The right is reserved to reject any or all offers.

Is looking for a full-time


For information,
please call 357-8338.

FROM page 1B

"They stayed and we [Baha
Mar] will stay, because we will
make money and we do expect
to be very successful," Mr
Sands said. "Some might have
looked at renovation and land
speculation [to revive cable
Beach]. He [Sarkis] looked at
transformation and renais-



Bahamas must

not put tourism

'eggs in one ba

FROM page 1B

(BICA) seminar yesterday, Mr
Thompson said the Bahamas
"had to look to bring direct ser-
vice from Latin America to
Nassau" rather than forcing
Latin American tourists to
come via Miami. This was due
to a "visa issue", with Latin
Americans currently receiving
only a single issue visa, some-
thing that made life difficult for
Florida/Bahamas tourism pack-
Mr Thompson added that
the Bahamas also needed to
get more airlift from continen-
tal Europe, through hubs such
as Paris, Amsterdam and Ger-
many, which was something the
Ministry of Tourism was work-
ing on.
The UK, he said, was now
almost fully-serviced, with
British Airways flying direct to
Nassau from Heathrow five
times per week; Virgin Atlantic
having begun its service; and
First Choice Airways next year
planning to increase the fre-
quency of its flights from fort-
nightly to weekly.
Mr Thompson told the
BICA seminar that the Gov-
ernment was now "putting
together" its National Devel-
opment Plan, which would
detail the type of investments
this nation is seeking and the
areas where development
would be allowed.
"Certain unique and pristine
areas", and locations where
major resorts would not
enhance the quality of life or

"We need to get a

concrete position

for it, bring in the

right investors, and

go from there."
Ellison Thompson

culture of local residents, would
not be permitted.
Mr Thompson said the
Bahamian hotel industry, much
of which was in the five-star
category and aimed at the top
end of the tourism market, was
not attracting the "big middle
market" that existed. He cited
Viva Fortuna in Grand.
Bahama as an example of a
resort that complemented the
high-end tourism inventory,
providing clean, comfortable
rooms at a competitive price
The Indusa-compiled
tourism database, put together
from Immigration card infor-
mation, and which detailed the
ages, income levels, address
and interests of tourists visit-
ing the Bahamas had given this
nation "one of the finest data-
bases in the world".
The database had revealed
that the Bahamas attracted

three times as many visitors
from Florida as any other US
state, Mr Thompson said, a fact
that helped the Ministry of
Tourism and Bahamian hotels
to better target their market-
However, he added that the
Bahamas needed to develop a

"crisis management plan" to
better handle potential inci-
dents that could negate all the
marketing spend and efforts of
the Ministry of Tourism, citing
the Natalee Holloway disap-
pearance in Aruba. Closer to
home, the Bahamas had "not
resolved satisfactorily" the
events surrounding the death
of a British toddler who was
killed in a watersports accident
while on a Paradise Island
Mr Thompson also acknowl-
edged that Grand Bahama was
"a real challenge" for the Min-
istry of Tourism, adding that
the island could not be posi-
tioned like Nassau. However,
the closure of the Royal Oasis
had deprived the Government
of one third of its normal hotel
room tax, much of which went
on tourism marketing.
"We need to get a concrete
position for it, bring in the right
investors, and go from there,"
Mr Thompson said.



The successful ca-ndidate must possess strong
oroanizational skills and will be responsible for managing
all aspects of the banquet kitchen and the day to daV
banquet culinary operations. in addition, must service
all outlets at the Resort with regard to employees, food
product and planning and consistently maintain food and
labor costs as budgeted with the highest quality results.

Other requirements inchide:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills:
Knowled1geable in basic computer prograins. Excel.
Microsoft word;
Minimum of 2-3 years experience as a banquet chel'111
a V011-11ne banquet operation in excess of.'75,000 sqUM-C
feet, creativity a must;
High school Educati.on. Culinary certification at 111
accredited institute. Associate degree level prel'en-ed.

The successful candidate will report directly to the
Executive Chef and will be responsible for overseeina the
day-to-day culinary operations including training'.
supervising staff and monitoring of food quality. lie or
she will oversee the banquet operations and must be
skilled in writing menus, and will inspect, select and
prepare, food to the highest standards.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills:
Knowledaeablc in basic computer programs, Excel.
Microsoft word;
Minimum of 3 years experience as an executive sous
chefirl a similar size operation with multiple f00d Outlets
in excess of 75, 000 square feet, creativity a must:
Fligh school education, culinary or apprenticeship
prograni preferred.
We excej)tionalp(y and benqfits.
Resumes should be forwarded on or before
October 2 1 st, 2005 to:
or at

Constance Edwards
Director of Human Resources
Westin & Sheraton at Our Lucaya
P.O. Box F-42500
Freeport, Grand Bahama




The Public Hospitals Authority invites applications from suitably
qualified individuals for the post of Surveillance Manager, Princess
Margaret Hospitals Authority.

Applicants must possess three (3) subjects at the B.G.C.S.E. level or
equivalent including English Language with (10) years security
experience three (3) of which must be at the Supervisory level.

The successful candidate will report to the Chief Security Officer and
be responsible for coordinating the daily activities of the Surveillance
Unit personnel and the recording of activities within and around the


1. Ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the Surveillance Unit.

2. Performs administrative functions as required to affect the smooth
running of the Surveillance Unit including supervision of staff.

3. Keep abreast with new systems, controls and equipments.

4. Reviews surveillance audio-visual tapes to determine the nature of
entries made thereon.

5. Overseas the surveillance unit equipment to ensure that an effective
repair and preventative maintenance programme is maintained.

6. Ensures that relevant records are maintained, i.e. activity logs, hold
tape register and check lists of functions to be performed by the
Surveillance Unit Personnel..

The salary will be commensurate with qualification and years of


Resume', documentary evidence of qualifications and experience and
three (3) references, should be submitted, no later than 17th October,
2005, to the Director of Human Resources, P.O.Box N-8200, or 1st
Floor Manx Corporate Centre, Dockendale House, West Bay Street.

For qualified applicants in the following positions in a striving
retail environment:

Senior Accountant


Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance
Proficient knowledge of accounting principles and standards
At least 3 years of relevant experience
Good communication and management skills
Must be driven, energetic, team worker
Must be willing to travel (on a monthly basis)


Preparation of complete set of financial statements
Implementation of internal controls
Management reporting
Liaison and external auditors
General support and assistance for accounting team
Budget preparation, business plans and special projects

Junior Accountant


Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance
At least 2 years of relevant experience
Excellent computer skills
Must be driven, energetic, team worker


* General support for all areas within the Accounting Department
* Preparation of month end journal entries, account and vendor
reconciliations, expense reports processing and data entries
* Assist in internal audits
* Assisting with budget preparation and special projects

To apply for this position, please e-mail your cover letter and
detailed resume to

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Kozeny accused of being

the driving force behind

'massive bribery scheme'

FROM page 1B

state-owned oil company and pay for
personal expenses, including luxury
home furnishings for his Lyford Cay
home, which is reportedly valued at
$12 million.
However, yesterday's indictment
appears to be far more serious for Mr
Kozeny, who was arrested on Tues-
day by the Bahamian authorities and
brought before the courts yesterday.
The US will now make a formal
request for his extradition, a move
that could signal the 'beginning of the
end' for arguably Lyford Cay's most
flamboyant and controversial resi-
According to the US indictment,
unsealed in the US District Court for
the Southern District of New York,
Mr Kozeny used two companies he

controlled, Oily Rock and Minaret,
to start purchasing government-
owned vouchers that allowed the
bearers to bid for shares in the Azeri
state-owned oil company when it was
privatised. These vouchers were freely
tradable, and foreigners were also
able to participate by buying govern-
ment-issued options for each voucher
they held.
Kozeny, through intermediaries,
allegedly began buying thousands of
these vouchers and options "using
millions of dollars in cash" flown into
Azerbaijan on his private jet. He also
attracted in institutional investors, all
with the aim of acquiring a controlling
interest in the Azeri state-owned oil
company, SOCAR, when it was pri-
The US indictment alleged that
Kozeny and two others, Frederic
Bourke and David Pinkerton, "paid
or caused to be paid millions of dol-
lars worth of bribes to Azeri govern-
ment officials to ensure that [their]

investment consortium would gain a
controlling interest in SOCAR and
be able to reap huge profits from its
'ultimate resale in the market".
Apart from "direct cash payments
and wire transfers of millions of dol-
lars" to Azeri officials and their fam-
ilies, Kozeny and his fellow accused
also promised that two-thirds of the
profits realised by his company, Oily
Rock, from the oil company privati-
sation and those involving other state
assets would be transferred to the
Some $300 million worth of Oily
Rock stock would also be issued to
the Azeris, who were also given jew-
ellery and luxury goods worth more
than $600,000, plus paid-for medical
expenses, private jet transportation,
hotel accommodations, clothing,
meals, shopping trips and other gifts.
The US indictment alleged that

Kozeny promised, in August 1997, to
transfer to the Azeri officials two-
thirds of the oil privatisation vouchers
and options Oily Rock had bought, in
addition to two-thirds of the privati-
sation proceeds.
In return, the Azeri officials
allegedly promised to allow Kozeny
and his group to acquire "a control-
ling interest" in SOCAR.
Then, on June 1998, the Kozeny
indictment alleged that Oily Rock's
shareholders approved an increase in
the company's share capital from $150
million to $450 million, with the
increase to go to the Azeri officials
"as a further bribe payment".
The US attorney's office alleged:,
"Kozeny and others acting under his
direction allegedly paid more than
$11 million in total to the Azeri offi-
cials in May and June 1998, of which
approximately $6.9 million was wire
transferred to accounts held for the
benefit of certain of the Azeri offi-
cials and their family members, and

millions of additional dollars in cash
were hand-delivered to [an official]
in government office."
Kozeny was also alleged to have
"arranged" for a representative from
Asprey & Gerrard, the London jew-
eller, to travel to Azerbaijan in May
1998 and deliver some $600,000 in
jewellery and other luxury items to
two officials, who then presented
them to a senior Azeri official on his
Kozeny and his fellow defendants
were charged with conspiracy to vio-
late the Foreign Corrupt Practicis
Act, with the Lyford Cay resident
charged on all 12 counts. He was also
charged with four separate counts of
money laundering.
Some $174 million was allegedly
involved in the money laundering,
and the US is seeking forfeiture of
all the assets involved.

Call to

'abolish' work permits

FROM page 1B
ing they were better than any-

one else.
Christopher Baker, a char-
tered accountant, told a

Bahamas Institute of Chartered
Accountants (BICA) seminar:
"I believe they [work permits]
should be abolished. I do not
believe they are necessary.
......... I don't think you need to
worry about work permits as
much as you do."
Mr Baker, who previously
worked for Hutchison Wham-
poa on Grand Bahama before
joining Discovery Land Com-
pany's Great Guana Cay pro-

ject, said Bahamians instead
needed to ensure they were
better than foreign workers,
having more education and
greater skills.
He added that if the econo-
my was "thriving", foreign
workers with specialist skills
would help train the Bahamian
workforce, and should be

allowed in to the country. A
side issue on work permits,
though, was the revenue they
brought in for the Government.
Mr Baker also advocated
that the Bahamas should'
remove its exchange controls.
Acknowledging that he was not
an economist and speaking
from personal viewpoint, he
added: "Exchange controls, in
my opinion, are not necessary
for the Bahamas. In my expe-

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rience, it has not really helped
development in small countries
like the Bahamas. The freer
you make it, the better for
everyone, including the locals."
Mr Baker praised the Gov-
ernment for its attitude and
creating the right environment
in the Bahamas for attracting
foreign investment, allowing
the private sector both
Bahamian and foreign to
On the Baker's Bay devel-
p Mr Baker add4d:
7;"Th seating is beautiful, the
price is right and te Govern-
ment was'supportive. All' of
these things had to come
together if we werse going to
make an investment of this
magnitude in a place like Great
Guana Cay."
However, he acknowledged
that bureaucracy did cause
"time delays" for investors in
the Bahamas. Drawing on: an
example from his time with
Hutchison Whampoa, Mr Bak-
er said it took "over 12
months" for Isle of Capri to
receive the necessary govern-
ment approvals to operate the
casino at Grand Bahama's Our
Lucaya resort, something that
cost the Government alone
some $5 million in casino taxes.
Stressing that he was not sug-
gesting there should be short-
cuts in the approvals process,
and that he was not singling
out the Bahamas, Mr Baker
added: "It's a problem around
the world. These things need
to be addressed. It is a major
problem for a foreign
Mr Baker said the Bahamas
needed foreign direct invest-
ment for its economy to pros-
per, although the onus was on
this nation as "to how to best
use and divert it".
He suggested that the
Bahamas also look at providing
research and development
(R&D) incentives to attract
companies, pointing tothe
example of Ireland, which had
used them to draw in pharma-
ceutical, software and comput-
er companies. Mr Baker said
foreign investment would also
help to create job opportuni-
ties for the 5,000 Bahamian
school leavers every year.
Describing Baker's Bay as
"the jewel in the crown" of
Discovery Land Company's
high-end, private gated com-
munities, Mr Baker said: "We
believe we are setting the
benchmark for the future. We
have the product, as proven by
our other developments, and
we have the market. We
believe we will go way beyond
what any other developer has
and will do in the Bahamas."
Discovery Land Company
had spent $3 million to pur-
chase a yacht that will take
potential buyers of lots and res-
idences from Marsh Harbour
to Great Guana Cay, and was
spending an extra $20 million
to excavate the marina and
address environmental con-

New Providence

IN THE MATTER of the Quieting
Titles Act, 1959.

IN THE MATTER of the Petition
of Judd and Dale Rosen.


IN THE MATTER of Lot No. 176, Phase Three,
Section One, Stella Maris Subdivision, Long Island,


NOTICE is hereby given that Judd and Dale Rosen
are applying to the Supreme Court to have their Title
to the following investigated under Section 3 of The
Quieting Titles Act, and the nature and extend thereof
determined and declared in a Certificate of Title to be
granted by the said Court in accordance with provisions
of the said Act.

"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No.
176 of Phase Three, Section One of the Sfella Maris
Subdivision situate on the Northeastern side of Skyview
Crescent in the vicinity of the Northeastern coast of
Long Island and bounded NORTHEASTWARDLY by
Lot No. 177 the property of the Petitioner and running
thereon One hundred and Eighty-one and Seventy-four
One hundredths (181.74) Feet SOUTHEASTWARDLY
by Lot No. 179 and running thereon One hundred and
Ten (110.00) Feet SOUTHWESTWARDLY by Lot No.
175 and running thereon One hundred and Sixty and
Fifty-on One-hundredths (160.51) Feet and
NORTHWESTWARDLY by a road called Skyview
Crecent and running thereon One hundred and Eighty
(180.00) Feet".

Copies of the Plans may be inspected during normal
office hours at the following places:-

1. Registry of the Supreme Court, East Street
North in the City of Nassau, N.P., Bahamas; or,

2. The Chambers of James M. Thompson,
Terrace House, First Terrace, Collins Avenue,
Centerville in the City of Nassau, aforesaid.

Any person who objects to the granting of the said
Certificate of Title is required to file in he Supreme
Court and serve on the Petitioner or its Attorney a
Statement of his, her or its Claim in the prescribed
form, verified by an Affidavit and other related
requirements to be filed and served therewith by the
15th day of November, 2005. Failure of any such person
to file and serve a Statement of his, her or its Claim by
the 15th day of November, 2005 will operate as a bar
to such Claim.



A leading Transportation Management Company is seeking
to employ the services of a


The successful candidate must have considerable experience
and knowledge with installation, configuration management,
security, back-up and recovery procedures. Have knowledge
and experience in system design and analysis, client-server
architecture, along with relevant technical knowledge of
the latest Oracle and SQL Server releases.,

* Microsoft Certified Professional training and Oracle or
SQL Server certification preferred.
* Strong Experience with Oracle 9i, Sequel Server 2000.
* Extensive experience with Structured Query Language
* Three to five years experience with HP UNIX & Windows
2000/2003 Networking.
* Extensive experience with implementing and utilizing
* Three years' experience with Visual Basic Programming.

Responsibilities include all functions associated with
efficient design, implementation and maintenance of all
Oracle 9i and SQL Server 2000 databases. Also responsible
for maintaining and supporting existing business Systems.

Bachelor's degree in Computer Information's Systems or
Programming with 3 to 5 years experience directly related
to the duties and responsibilities of a Database

Applicants should submit resume on or before
October 11th 2005
to Director of Human Resources

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ANDRAE WILLIAMS is swamped by young fans as the island-hopping celebrations of the World Championship team get underway on Wednesday.
(Photo: Felipg Major/Tribune staff)

Young fans get to meet

Bah'amas athletic heroe

* TONIQUE WILLIAMS-DARLING (left) and Lavern Eve (above) take time to sign and chat
with students on Wednesday during the World Championship team's island hopping tour.
(Photos: Felipe Major/Tribune staff)





Calvary Deliverance

finally get off the mark


champions Calvary Deliver-
ance finally broke into the
win column of the men's divi-
sion of the Baptist Sports
Council's 2005 softball sea-
On Saturday at the Baillou
Hills Sports Complex, Cal-
vary Deliverance took advan-
tage of hapless Jubilee with a
19-4 rout in three innings.
While it was Calvary's first
victory for the season, Mace-
donia remained undefeated
as they took a 1/2 game lead
over New Bethlehem for the
top spot in the standings with
a 12-2 pounding of winless
Christ the King:
And, in the only other
game played, Faith United
blasted Calvary Bible 11-5.
* Here's a summary of the
three games played:
Calvary Deliverance 19,

Victory over Jubilee

for season's first win

Jubilee 4: Danny Stubbs went
the distance with a four-hit-
ter for the win over the Rev.
Stephen Duncombe.
But it was Jeffrey Beckles
who did most of the damage
for Calvary Deliverance when
he went 3-for-3, including a
solo homer, driving in four
runs and scoring three times.
Jason Clarke and Clayton
Rolle were both 2-for-2 with
three RBIs and two runs
scored, Brad Wood Sr and
Marvin Dean were both 2-for-
3 with two RBIs and two runs
Gerard Major tripled and
scored a run, while Dun-.
combe and Darren Sawyer

both singled and scored for
Macedonia 12, Christ the
King 2: Brian Capron and
Julian Collie combined for the
win as Macedonia stopped
Christ the King. ,
Tim Clarke had a home
run, scoring three times,
George Burrows had one hit
and scored three times as
well, while Michael Thomp-
son and Davario Rahming
both scored twice.
Christ the King's pair of
runs came in the first inning
from Z and G Rolle. A.
Thompson Sr. was tagged
with the loss.

Faith United 11, Calvary
Bible 5: Salathiel Dean had a
big game on both ends of the
field as he led the charge for
Faith United.
Dean gave up 10'hits with a
pair of strike outs, but he
helped his own cause with a
grand slam home run over the
centre field fence in a seven-
run bottom of the first inning.
He also added an RBI sacri-
fice fly in a two-run second.
Catcher Edwin Culmer
went 2-for-3 with a pair of
RBIs, scoring twice, while
Craig Ellis singled and scored
twice. Julius Seymour and
Sandy Morley both were 2-
for-3 with an RBI, scoring two
and one run respectively.
Burshell Bradshaw suffered
the loss before he was
replaced by Lindsay Pinder
in the first.
Kalik Curry had a perfect
3-for-3 day, scoring three
times, Marvin Nairn had a
pair of hits with an RBI, scor-

ing a run and Anthony Stu-
art also had two hits.
The BSC will continue its
regular season action on Sat-
urday at the Baillou Hills
Sports Complex with the fol-
lowing games: Christ the King
vs Transfiguration (M); Faith
United vs Macedonia (Co-
ed), Golden Gates vs Faith
United (19), Calvary Deliver-
ance vs New Destiny (M),
Calvary Bible vs Jubilee (M),
Macedonia vs Golden Gates
(M), New Bethlehem vs Mt.
Tabor (M).

ALL persons participat-
ing on the Baptist team for
the first Church Games that
are scheduled to start on
Tuesday, are urged to meet
with Baptist Sports Council
executives from 10am on Sat-
urday at the Baillou Sporting
Complex (Banker's field) for
further information regarding
the schedule of games.

World XI team are out for

revenge against Australia

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NASSAU Sixes, a six-a-
side cricket festival, will be
held at Haynes Oval, West
Bay Street on the weekend
of October 14-16.
All matches will begin at
Teams participating are
the T-Bird Cricket Club,
Paradise Cricket Club,
Commonwealth Cricket
Club, Police Cricket Club,
Twilight Cricket Club,
Titans Cricket Club, Ever-
est Cricket Club of New
The festival is being
sponsored by businesses
and persons in the private
sector, who have donated
cash for prizes. The festival
is being held under the aus-
pices of the Bahamas Crick-
et Association.
On October 28, a Masters
(45-and-over) cricket team
arrives in Nassau for two
matches against Masters
teams in the Bahamas.
The match will also be
played at Haynes Oval on
October 29-30, starting at

The visiting Masters team
is from South Florida and
consists of players partici-
pating in the South Florida
Cricket League. Some of
the players have played
cricket in the Bahamas
before moving to South
The BCA also announced
that Johnathan Barry, a
young Bahamian cricketer,
has relocated to school in
Jamaica where he will be
under the tutelage of a
senior cricket coach.
Barry, a 16-year-old for-
mer student of CC Sweet-
ing School, is a product of
the BCA's youth pro-
-gramme, headed by John
In April, Barry visited
Trinidad & Tobago for
exposure at the Queen's
Park Cricket Club, the
home of Brian Lara.
During the visit, Barry
was seen by several coaches
in Trinidad, including Vas-
bert Drakes and Bryan
Davis, former West Indies
They all gave Barry an
excellent report and sug-
gested that he be exposed
to a higher level of cricket.
It is hoped by the BCA
that, while in Jamaica, the
coaches will bring out the
best in him.
It was also revealed that,
in November, the Cayman
Islands will be bringing
their "A" team to Nassau
and will be hosted to
matches by the BCA at
Haynes Oval.



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A hero's

welcome for




Senior Sports Reporter
WEMYSS Bight, Eleuthera: It
was an historic day Thursday as
Chris 'Bay' Brown returned home to.
a hero's welcome.
Accompanied by members of the
Bahamas World Championships
team, Brown and the entourage
were taken on a motorcade from
Governor's Harbour Airport to his
home before heading back to New
It was the last stop on the two-
day island hopping trip for the team,
as they enjoyed the week-long cele-
Brown's silver medal-winning 4 x
400 metre relay team of Troy McIn-
tosh, Nathaniel McKinney, Andrae
Williams and Avard Moncur were
present with their medals draped
around their necks.
Olympic and world champion
Tonique Williams-Darling, sprint-
ers Chandra Sturrup, Timicka Clake
and Philippa Arnett-Willie, along
with long jumper Jackie Edwards,
javelin thrower Lavern Eve and
quarter-miler Christine Amertil
were all part of the delegation.
Throughout the long trek, the ath-
letes stopped at various points
where they were congratulated by
the residents of Eleuthera. They
were even more overwhelmed by
the amount of school students stand-
ing on the sidelines hoping to catch
a glimpse or have autographs signed.
"It was a wonderful feeling to be
back home with my team-mates.
They are like my family away from
home because I train and compete
with them," said Brown as he
reflected on the tremendous sup-
port he received.
In fact, Brown said he was feeling

World Championship

athletes in Eleuthera

under the weather, as he boarded
the plane, but once he got near the
Anglican Church in Rock Sound,
he wasn't sick anymore.
It was there that Brown received
the biggest outgpuring of support
from the resideits of Eleuthera as
students of Weiyss Bight Primary
School presented a special tribute
to him.

There were two special cere-
monies held for the team the first
at Governor's Harbour where they
were greeted by athletes from
Emma Cooper Primary, Greogory
Town Primary, Governor's Harbour
Primary, James Cistern Primary,
P.A. Gibson Primary and Central
Eleuthera High School.
In fact, the latter school's march-
ing band performed a special rendi-
tion for the team.
The keynote speaker was the
Member of Parliament for South
Eleuthera and Speaker of the House
of Assembly Jamtes Ingraham.
Ingraham apologised for the
absence of Minister of Youth, Sports
and Culture Neville Wisdom, who
was unable to attend because of a
Cabinet meeting. Instead, he was
represented by Carl Brennen, the
undersecretary of the Ministry.
Miss Teen Eleuthera Toni Bethel
gave a heart-warming welcome to
the "island of freedom."

After viewing an exhibition cele-
brating Public Service Week under
the theme: "Soaring Above the
Challenge" that depicted what the
civil service departments are doing
in Eleuthera, it was off to Wemyss
Before they left, Jackie Gibson
of the Ministry of Tourism present-
ed' each member of the team with
gifts from Eleuthera. Their package
included "Royal Loaf "bread from
Henry and Cora Sands, homemade
jam and a freshly baked coconut
Along the way, it looked as if it
was a national holiday in Eleuthera
as persons lined the streets in the
various settlements to express their
gratitude to the team. Windermere
High students were flabbergasted
as they got an opportunity to greet
the athletes.
But it was in Rock Sound
where they received the biggest sup-
Students from Tampum Bay, Pre-
ston Albury, Green Castle, Rock
Sound, Deep Creek and St. Anne's
were out in full force.
Again the gathering heard from
Ingraham and Brennen as they con-
gratulated the team.
Brown, in his response, intro-
duced each member of the team and
expressed his delight in having them
there in Eleuthera with him.
Brown also had his parents, Har-
court and Nola Brown, join him on
the podium.

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(Photo: Mario Duncanson/Tribun stuff)


For every Mc nald's Cookie you purchase during the month

of October 2 '5, McDonald's will make a donationto the

Cancer Society of The Bahamas.

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