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Volume: 101 No.262


MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2005


IRKING THEIR PLACE ON
THE WALL OF FAME
* SEE TRIBUNE SPORTS SECTION


II


ANDREW ALLEN ON THE TROUBLE
WITH PRIVATISATION
* SEE NEWS SECTION PAGE FIVE


National Trust

calls for harsher

penalties to stop

illegal fishing in

Exuma Cays


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
"FREEPORT Bahamas
National Trust officers are call-
ing for the courts to hand out
tougher penalties to help in the
fight against poachers, in the
Exuma Cays Land and Sea
Park.
Two weeks ago, said BNT
executive Eric Carey, a com-
mercial vessel from Nassau was
arrested in the park, taken to
Black Point, kept overnight and
released the next day after the
occupants agreed to pay a fine.
The minimum fine for fish-
ing in the park is $300. The
National Trust wants a stronger
message to be sent out by the
courts with the handing down
of the maximum penalty, which
-could include the confiscation
of the poacher's vessel.
Trust officials are actively


reviewing its system of patrols
at the park, where protected
marine boundaries are being
breached daily by poachers.
Mr Carey said that deficien-
cies in manpower and equip-
ment must be addressed in
order to implement more effec-
tive patrols of the sea park.
The land and sea park, which
is 22 miles long and four miles
wide, was established in 1958.
It was declared a "no take"
zone in 1986, making it illegal to
fish, or to remove anything from
the land within its boundaries.
Mr Carey said the sea park
serves as a nursery and replen-
ishment area, where fish are
able to breed.
Even though it is a protected
area, he reported that large
quantities of fish are being com-
mercially harvested at the sea
park for supply to businesses
SEE page 12


Robbery at gunpoint


* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE are urging the pub-
lic to be extremely careful as
they enter their homes, espe-
cially at night.
The warning comes After a
65-year-old Garden Hills
woman was held up by a gun-


man late Friday.
According to Chief Inspector
Walter Evans, the woman had
just got out of her car around
11pm when a "dark male" con-
fronted her. He was armed with
a handgun. The man snatched
her handbag and disappeared
SEE page 12


PS


* ELISHA OBED (right) has his portrait unveiled on the Wall of Fame at Nassau International Airport on Saturday as
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Neville Wisdom looks on. Obed, the first Bahamian to win an individual boxing title at
world level, was one of six Bahamian athletes recognised at the ceremony. See Sports section for more.
(Photo: Fellp Major/Tribune staff)


Two men

in hospital

following

stabbing

M By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
WEEKEND crime has left
two men hospitalised with stab
wounds. Police are also investi-
gating three armed robberies
that took place at a restaurant,
dry cleaners and car rental
office.
According to police, the first
stabbing occurred Friday
evening when a 44-year-old res-
ident of Yellow Elder was rid-
ing his bicycle on Bellot Road
shortly after 8 pm.
The man told police that he
was approached by several men
who beat him, took his bicycle
and stabbed him in the left side
of his abdomen. The man was
taken to hospital where he is
listed in stable condition. .
The second stabbing occurred
on Saturday evening. This time
the victim was a 19-year- old
resident of Elizabeth Estates.
According to police reports, the
SEE page 12


Torchbearers
yet to decide
on new
leader of FNM

* By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
DAVID Jordine, president
of the Torchbearers Associa-
tion, said that as a group they
have not decided who they will
back as party leader at this time.
Mr Jordine told The Tribune
that within the youth associa-
tion, there are both supporters
of Tommy Turnquest and Dion
Foulkes.
He said the association has
taken this stand because mem-
bers are waiting for all interest-
ed persons to "throw their
names into the hat."
So far both Mr Turnquest
and Mr Foulkes are the only
candidates who have officially
offered themselves for leader-
ship of the party.
It was reported earlier in The
Tribune, that Mr Foulkes told
the Torchbearers Association
that he has a vision and ambi-
tious agendas for the party and
the country.
He also indicated that "I'm
running because I believe I will
SEE page 12


Police search for

two missing men


* MARK Forbes


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
FREEPORT Grand
Bahama police are search-
ing for two men who have
been missing for more than
a week. They were last seen
boarding a vessel at Port
Lucaya Marina.
Superintendent Basil
Rahming reported that 37-


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around
11.15am on September 27
at the boat dock in the area
of Scorpio on the
BayRestaurant in Port
Lucaya.
At the time, both men
SEE page 12


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* By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
FNM Leader Tommy Turn-
quest urged Bahamian youth to
share in his vision for a "better
Bahamas for all Bahamians."
Speaking at the FNM's
Torchbearers Association youth
conclave on Saturday, Mr Turn-
quest said he envisions a
Bahamas where Bahamians are
"the drivers of our economic
engine" and are investors
receiving benefits and conces-
sions.
In securing this vision, he told
young persons in attendance
that a holistic approach must
be taken to education.
"Some of you are still in
school. I encourage you to study
hard and prepare yourself,
despite disappointments and
challenges. Use those disap-
pointments and challenges to
boost you to move to even
greater heights," said Mr Turn-
quest.

Conclave

The youth conclave under
the theme "Securing Our
Future: Blazing the Path
Ahead", centred on such issues
as youth and education, oppo-
sition politics, young people tak-
ing advantage of opportunities
and religion and politics.
Donald Saunders, president
of COB's Alumni Association
and a COB council member,
passed on the message that pur-
suing education is a worthwhile
journey.
"Young Bahamians, we will
only be able to maintain our
status as.a world leader in
tourism, financial services and
maritime affairs if our young
people continue to take full
advantage of the educational
opportunity available to them.
You and I must therefore con-
tinue to push for academic
excellence in our country," said
Mr Saunders.
Motivational speaker
Michael Pintard said that the
role of young people in politics


* FNM LEADER
Tommy Turnquest


is to empower other young per-
sons through having access to
accurate information, the deci-
sion making bodies in the coun-
try and resources.
Other speakers included:
Carl Bethel, chairman of the
FNM, Italia Johnson, former
speaker of the House of Assem-
bly, and Rev Melvin Grant, for-
mer Torchbearers president.
Leading up to the 2007 elec-
tions, David Jordine, president
of the Torchbearers Associa-
tion, said the association wants
to be the "watch dogs" for the
youth.
He said on Friday that the
Torchbearers made themselves
available to young persons
through a walkabout in the Bain
Town constituency.
Some of the issues coming
out of the walkabout was that
young persons felt that they do
not have enough access to their
member of parliament and that
there are not enough positive
activities in the area, he said.
"These are the cries of the
young people. The young peo-
ple now realise what they want
and what they need," said Mr
Jordine.


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'No final decision'

on controversial

development plan

* By KARAN MINNIS
NO FINAL decisions
have been made about a
controversial Mayaguana
joint development plan,
according to Financial Ser-
vices and Investments Minis-
ter Allyson Maynard-Gib-
son.
It was reported in The Tri-
bune last week that
Mayaguanians are upset
over a massive tourism
development plan which,
they say, will rob them of
their birthright and hand a
large chunk of the island to
foreigners.
It was also claimed that
government failed to consult
the community about the
development.
However, speaking to The
Tribune, Mrs Maynard-Gib-
son denied this claim and
said that nothing has been
finalised.
"We have been meticu-
lous about ensuring that
those who live in Mayagua-
na are familiar every step
along the way with what it is
we are doing. I am not
aware that there are persons
who are complaining," she
said.
"I hear what you are say-
ing in your story, and I can
say to you as a fact that we
are engaged in consultations
with persons who live in
Mayaguana and who also
live in other islands as well."

Jobs

It was reported last week
that 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 proposed development.
Islanders claimed that
Crown land has virtually
been given to the develop-
ment firm, the I-Group of
Boston, even though
Bahamians applying for lots
have been overlooked.
"Because the project is so
political, people are afraid
to voice their concerns," one
source said. "They fear
reprisals. But a huge chunk
of the island is being given
away, including many of the
prime beach front sites."
"While most people here
want the development, we
need some kind of represen-
tation," said the source.
"The government promised
town meetings, but there has
been no official town meet-
ing."
The I-Group, in a joint
venture with the Hotel Cor-
poration, plans to build a
marina, hotel, condos and
other facilities in what could
be one of the biggest Family
Island schemes.
However, sources say that
under the joint venture
arrangement with I-Group,
land has been taken from a
Bahamian entrepreneur to
accommodate the newcom-
ers.
"On the face of it, this
would be a tremendous eco-
nomic boost," said an
islander, "but as things
stand, it looks like local
Bahamians will simply
become slave labour."
"There is no ownership
potential here for us.
Bahamians will simply sup-
ply a menial labour pool.
They would not be in a posi-
tion to profit from it."
According to Mrs May-
nard-Gibson, "the structure
is a joint venture, a 50/50
joint venture between the
government of the Bahamas,
through the Hotel Corpora-
tion".
"This means that the peo-
ple of the Bahamas own
50/50 with the developer. So
the development at all steps
of the way will involve all
the people of the Bahamas,
generally, and the people of
Mayaguana, specifically,"
she said.
"The prime minister has
been firm about that that
the people must own this
development."







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ed to be cidmga ,Ydi.;v
with the murder ol ` 27
year-old Eigit Miii: :.
woman.
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Mayfield Park who :.,
employed as a s,>-c'' '.
tor with BORCO.' i. ,pe
ed to appear in EigtV Mile
Rock Magistriat Court at
10am today.
According to police
reports, Anne Thompson,
was discovered dead it het
Hanna Hill home in Eighi
Mile Rock last Tuesday. Th'i
woman was found haoinr j
from the rafters in lie baith-
room with a yellow nyion
rope tied around her neck.
Her body was taken io
Rand Memorial Hospital,
where an autopsy was per-
formed on Saturday.



Forty-year.
"
charges a~wit

attempt

murder
By DENISE MAYCOCGK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
FREEPORT A 40-year-old
male resident of South
Bahamia was charged with
attempted murder in Frecoort
Magistrate's Cour! oi Friday.'
Thomas David Kim .Irchlier,
also known as Kim Tinder, of
Yorkshire Drive, appeared in
Court Three before Magistrate
Helen Jones in conuecr ion wVith
a shooting incident early last
week..
It is alleged that Archer
attempted to murder Phi! M.ar-
tin, 55, on October 4, at
Freeport, Grand Bahama.
According to police cott t
s ..shoot.mng. occurrerd.o ar ,und
12.45am Tuesday at a residence
on Summerville Drive. A man
was found lying face up on the
ground in the front yard with
wounds to the face, neck and
torso.
The victim was taken to hos-
pital. It is suspected that the
motive for the shooting was
drug related as police retrieved
a quantity of cocaine from the
scene.
K Brian Hanna represented
Archer at the arraignment on
Friday. He was not required to
enter a plea to the attempted
murder charge. He was
remanded to Fox Hill Prison
until December 6 for a prelim-
inary inquiry.



Trial to
after de ay


B By A FELICITY
INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE murder trial of Elkino
Pritchard is set to resumeC on
Monday after a two-day delay.
The prosecution had expect-
ed to call witness Tameka Tuck-
er to testify about what she saw
on May 30, 1999 at midday
when Michael Francis was shot
to death.
However, depositions relat-
ing to her testimony given dur-
ing the preliminary inquiry were
not available.
Prosecutors J Almitra Jones
and Gawaine Ward expect to
locate the deposition and pro-
ceed with questioning Mis
Tucker on Monday.
Officer 640 Ricardo Rolle of
the mobile division is also sched-
uled to testify on Monday.
He was the first officer on lhb
scene at Shady Hollow Stredt
off Hawkins Hill.
A ten-woman, two-man jury
has heard that the accused.
Pritchard, and tIhe vcicim,
Michael Francis, had lived in
the same neighbourhood for
about a decade.
They also heard from wvit-
nesses that the two sorutgled
before shots were fired, result-
ing in Mr Francis' cid th.i. c 'ras
26.


Murrio Ducile anid Tamaira
Taylor are representing
Pritchard.


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FNM leader Tommy Turn-
qules! said the party will not rec-
oamend a successor to Sena-
tor Tanya McCartney until after
their convention next month.
IvIs McCartney announced
her resignation last week say-
ingrthat she wanted to focus
wore on her professional career
and civic commitments.
"Moreover, I have deter-
mined thai sacrificing or com-T
promising one's reputation and
iiiegrity ought not to be a pre-
requisite to public service," said
Ms McCartney.
iMr ',Turnquest said that while
he iuily respects the circum-n
slances which led to her resig-
nation, he was disappointed that
she had to endure character
assassination and innuendo
from some persons in the politl-
icai arena.
'There is only so much thai a
person can take," hlie said.
"Tanya has been a very valu-
able member of our team. She,
is always well prepared in the
Senate and articulate. She had a
passion for the Bahamas as a
shadow minister of trade and
industry and national security
and always did a good joh in
following up."
Mr Turnquest added that Ms
McCartney has always been a
very strong supporter working
very closely with him.
"We will miss her greatly but
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cuumtance in 'which she with-
'r lie r services."
Mr Turnquest warned that
the country needs to ensure that
0o0d persons are not chased out
of politics by lies and innuen-
do.
Ms McCartney was reap-
poaintd It tohe Senate on May
21, t00, following an unsuc-
cessful attempt to win the South
Beach scat in the House of
,'-ssmniblv on the FNM ticket in
the Mviay,2002, general election.
She wvas initially appointed
to the Senate in June, 2001.
Ms McCartney is the second
F1NM. senator to resign.
In 'kprii the FNM announced
Sthat Desmond Bannister
resigned because of a number of
personal and business issues
which had arisen requiring his
H1e was replaced by lawyer
John Delaney.

To TANYA MCCARTNEY
resigned last week



Police wait on autopsy results

REE'PORT Grand Bahama police are still awaiting the results
S"-.m' autpsy report in connection with the death of a 23-year-old
Perez Clarke was found shot to death at his residence in Arden
Forest on Friday, September 30.
C0arke, a resident of Egret Circle, was discovered lying face
down on the kitchen floor with a gunshot wound to the head.
According to friends, the deceased was seen playing Russian
roulette with a revolver.


for such young diabetics, the
risks of cardiovascular disease,
blindness, amputation and
kidney failure become huge.

The BDA is increasing
educational programs in
grassroot communities to help
prevent diabetes and working
to develop practical programs
to help diabetics cope with
monitoring costs. The goal:
help diabetics be better
managers of their health and
minimize long terms risks as
much as possible. Blood
glucose monitors (BGMs) and
strips are often so costly that
many diabetics cannot afford
them. Given that some
youngsters need to test their
glucose levels 4 times a day,
monitoring costs can escalate
rapidly.

To help defray costs the BDA
has in this year alone distributed
more than 100 BGMs free of
charge or at a nominal cost.
With the help of a $2,000
donation from The Holowesko
Foundation, the Association will
restock its BGM supply and
make these important devices
available to those most in need.
For more information please
give the BDA a call.


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Program


The Bahamas Diabetic
Association (BDA) was
founded nearly 20 years ago
to educate Bahamians about
diabetes prevention and
treatment and support those
afflicted with the disease.

An estimated 7-10% of our
population has diabetes. Many
are not aware of it. Known as
the silent killer, diabetes often
goes undiagnosed because
individually its symptoms can
seem harmless. One sector
where the incidence of
diabetes is on the rise is in
Bahamian youth. Mrs. Norma
Timothy, a BDA past president
and currently deputy president,
says with obvious sadness in
her voice that their youngest
diabetic member is only 4
years old.

A recent national health report
states that 14% of Bahamian
children are over-weight.
Obesity, coupled with lack of
exercise, is one of the primary
contributors to the onset of
diabetes. With more children
being diagnosed and at
younger ages the challenges
of staying on top of the
disease over longer spans of
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EIOIAULTTR3TOTH0 EITOR


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

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B.
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Bail for armed robbery questioned


"THE COURTS are a disaster!"
This was the frustrated cry of a senior
police officer as he fumed over the recent
rash of armed holdups of residents and
now tourists returning to their homes
and hotels late at night.
The courts are like a revolving door,.
being manipulated by criminals who know
and play the system, he said. Police no soon-
er catch them, take them to court than the
following Week "they are out of the pen."'
Out on bail, the courts call it.
However, as the police see it, bail is only
another opportunity to get back on the
streets to commit another crime. No wonder
the police are fed up with the system.
"This is a vicious problem we face in this
country," said the officer. No sooner do the
police get one group before the courts, and
turn their attention to another small gang of
thugs, than the courts have released on bail
the first group. And so it's a never-ending
race to keep up with the same handful of
criminals, who, because of the bail system,
police are powerless to keep safely in "the
pen".
Most of the time the police know exactly
who they are hunting. It is a case of hide-
and-seek with the same young toughs, who
are always one step ahead and laughing at
the system. From the police officer's point of
view the courts are unwittingly aiding and
abetting the criminals' escapades.
The police would like to see all possibil-
ity of bail withdrawn for a second armed
robbery charge. We would go a step fur-
ther and advocate no bail for anyone
charged with carrying a gun to commit a
crime, be it first or second offence.
The fatal shooting of a passenger in a
car on Augustus Street in the past week was
reported by the press as an armed robbery.
We understand that rather than a robbery, it
was a drug dispute. The dead passenger was
out on bail awaiting trial on a serious
offence.
On Thursday evening a businessman
returning to his home in the Yamacraw area,
was confronted by an-armed man as he
pulled into his driveway. He was robbed of
his watch, gunbutted and taken to hospital.
He was fortunate that his injuries were only
superficial.-
Residents in Winton and Montagu have


been held up and robbed. There have been
two recent reports of rapes in the Eastern
Road area.
It is bad enough for residents to be tar-
geted, but when tourists are attacked then
the criminals are threatening everybody's
bread and butter.
Early Friday morning 12.30am a
young couple returning .bytaxi.from anight
on the town was held up at gunpoint as the
taxi pulled up to Sandal's entrance at Cable
Beach. We understand that the father of
the couple has taken their story to the news-
papers in North Carolina. This certainly will
not help the Ministry of Tourism's adver-
tising campaign in this area.
And, of course, everyone is talking about
the robberies of two popular restaurants -
popular with both tourists and residents -
at Cable Beach. Not only were the restau-
rants robbed, but so were the patrons. We
wonder how many foreign newspapers are
going to have those gory details?
It is true that crime happens everywhere,
but the recent headline-catching crimes in
Aruba and Trinidad are certainly not help-
ing ainy resort in the Caribbean, particular-
ly with the many Americans who are con-:
fused over their geography at the best of
times. Crime in the Caribbean takes a broad
sweep, and, unfortunately the Bahamas,
which technically is not in the Caribbean, is
caught in the large net. This is bad enough
without the Bahamas making news of its
own.
Also a plague to the police are the hun-
dreds of Bahamian criminals who are being
deported back to their homeland from the
US.
"As you know," commented the police
officer, "these criminals aren't coming home
to go to church!"
In this fight against crime everyone has to
cooperate. It is not a battle that the police
can win alone. Not only must the community
cooperate for its own protection, but the
courts have to_play .their.part-by making
certain that the law is used as a strong deter-
rent.
And if this is not possible, then parlia-
mentarians should study the bail laws and
help the police by amending the law to with-
draw bail for anyone charged with armed
robbery.


The miracle




water and




rich priests


EDITOR, The Tribune filled the law". And, charity is
I ________ the greatest of spiritual gifts.
I AM a bit late with this con- Finally, I believe that per-
tribution, but as the old adage r sonal zealousness causes us to
says "Better late than never." desire spiritual gifts that we feel
The subject is still relevant. So, we are capable of handling, and
here it is. up and be counted for the cause which seem to be too slow in
I am not a prophet, I have of something bigger than mere coming.
never attended theological sem- religion. However, with the things of
inary, and I am not really a For those who need a "sign" God, there is always order, and
great Christian by any means. In to confirm their faith, we have no confusion whatsoever. All
fact, I am merely a sinner saved had the sign of all signs since things must be done in such a
by grace because I believe in, Jesus rose from the dead. Our way as to edify the Church of
and have accepted the redemp- sign is the resurrection. Our Jesus Christ and not ourselves.
tive power of the blood of Jesus faith is to be such as to be suffi- Bahamians are an emotional
Christ. That's all. cient to see us through to the people, and I believe that to be
However, I can state with "end". the greatest reason for much of
authority that the recent "mira- While there may still be cases our spiritual confusion.
cle water" craze was a hoax of miraculous healings today "There is nothing new under
based upon two criterion, and I believe there are and the sun". Jesus is still who He
(1) There is nothing that God there may be wonderful things said He was. The Gospel is still
has for you spiritually that will that one can do because of their what was preached by the dis-
cost you even one red cent inso- being under the real influence ciples of Christ in days of old,
far as the purchase thereof is and direction of the true Holy and Salvation comes by the
concerned. Spirit, it is very important to same means it did since Jehovah
(2) The only way you will be remember that Jesus said that it made it available to us through
healed from any affliction is by was-far-more advantageous for the blood of Jesus Christ. "Ain'
your faith in the risen Saviour, us to love one another, than to nuttin' change".
Jesus Christ.This.new develop- prophesy; or speak in t figues, .
ifiint in religious affairs in this etc, etc. For in so doing loving WILLIAM (BILLY)
country is a dangerous one. one another we demonstrate ROBERTS
In the past few years, we have to the world that we are his dis- Abaco
witnessed a proliferation of ciples, and that we have "ful- September 24 2005
"Bishops", "Reverend Doc-
tors", "Prophets", etc, etc. And
along with these "men and g
women of God", there has been
an explosion in their wealthy
life styles. The Gospel of Jesus R register
Christ has become for many, a
gospel of prosperity and celebri-
ty.
The Bahamas, or more pre-
cisely many Bahamians, like to Vote now
claim that the Bahamas is a
"Christian" nation. I am afraid
that they are confusing Chris-
tiahity ,ith mere religin.We EDITOR, The Tribn upcomin g ral election in
cetpamiare very religious b the Commonwealth of The
people yut region is to blame I WOULD like to encour- Bahmnas. -
foso manyoftheworld's prob- age all Bahamians, 18 years Many thousands of
lems today. People are killing and older, to register early to Bahamians today regret not
one another over religion, be able to vote in the upcom- registering to vote in the last
Church leadership has
become a very lucrative busi- ing general elections. I also general elections or if they
ness these days. Add to that the encourage everyone to attend registered did not care to
fact that so many of our Rev- the political rallies and listen vote. Be true to yourselves
erendsfact theatre so many of our Repoli- carefully to what the candi- and help to make a decision
erends arein this country, and po dates have to say. Be honest as to whom you would like
tics situation where this country, andth with yourselves and choose to govern your Bahamaland.
has become blurred, and indeed at your free will who is best Get to know the candidate
hasecome blurred, aspirations suited to get the job done. Do in your constituency and
secondary to theaspirations, not be selfish or envious attend the meetings expect-
mainly financial, of many Think about your country ed to be held and let your
The Bahamas is a blessed and who you would like to desires be known. Do not let
nation. We are a very fortunate see running the affairs of the anyone take your rights away.
people, and we should be a country. Observe well what is going
model of Christian strength and I know that I would love on in the Bahamas and look
maturity to the ristian strength of the to see honest, hardworking at all of the political parties
.maturity to the rest of the men and women governing and choose the best man or
world. Unfortunately, we are the affairs of the Bahamas. woman for the job.
squandering our blessing, and So for God's sake and for the Register now to vote!
sooner than we think, we will country's sake go outearly
lose it country's sake go out early
Just like in so manyintances and do not sit around wait- LONNIE E ROLLE JP
sthiein S owh Am eicsancs ing for the last minute to get Nassau
need toUS whtand up and be heard, registered to- vote in this September 27 2005
it is time for Bahamians to stand


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AT breakfast and
lunchtime on any giv-
en weekday, the long-term
parking lot at Nassau interna-
tional Airport becomes a hive
of business activity as groups
of entrepreneurial ladies set up
tables and umbrellas and
unload an assortment of deli-
cacies from their vans and sta-
tion wagons.
Long lines of patrons, which
seem to include a solid majori-
ty of airport workers and man-
agers, as well as curious tourists,
attest to the generally high
quality of the foods on offer.
Inside the adjacent domestic
terminal, an outsize, generally
empty "caf6", with shabby
d6cor and mediocre service
does a comparatively meager
business. In fact, given the costs
associated with its "conces-
sionary" lease, it is a wonder
that the poor establishment has
managed to remain in opera-
tion at all in the face of the
competition from the parking
lot.
It is fair to assume that those
who originally conceived the
design and management of the
airport did not anticipate that
the concessionary tenants,
whether vendors of drink, food
or perfumes, would have to
contend with unlicensed, unreg-
ulated competitors who could
just pitch camp and operate
rent-free and hassle-free from
the parking lot.
Like so much else in the
Bahamas, the original plan for
the airport would have been
designed after a model con-
ceived elsewhere. And in the
places where Bahamian gov-


ernment planners would have
seen and wondered at the mod-
el (North America, England,
etc.) it actually works. An
informal vendor at Heathrow
or O'Hare would last little
longer than a man with a ruck-
sack in an Osama bin Laden
outfit.
But this is the Bahamas in
2005. The attitudes of those

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with legitimate concessions
inside the terminal sums up
very well the difficulties of
doing in the Bahamas what
would, elsewhere, be the very
simple matter of escorting the
trespassers from the premises.
When prompted, the shop own-
ers all resign themselves to the
acceptance of an all-pervasive
truth of Bahamian life: the insu-
perable power of politics and
patronage in the public service.

W hile there was
undoubtedly politi-
cal patronage at work in the
granting of the original conces-
sions at the airport, today's
politicians (with no concessions
left to hand out) are content
simply to obstruct, through
inaction, the operation of those
rules which inconvenience
favoured constituents. Their
patronage is thus more often
negative than positive in its
operation, making it harder to
detect, but no less real.
One airport worker summed
it up best of all. "Can you imag-
ine any minister," he asked,
"being seen to stop poor people
from feeding their families,
especially if these people are
PLP's and have plenty family
in the minister's constituency?"
Your columnist was stumped.
The net result of all this is a
public whose expectations both


ALLEN

where they are ostensibly freed
from the shackles of direct
political control.'

Since 1999, NIA has been
administered auto-
nomously by the Airports
Authority, a body whose inspi-


permit and encourage politi-
cians to continue promoting dis-
order through the selective,
politically determined enforce-
ment of rules. This, in turn, pro-
duces an environment where
nobody even questions the
presence of airport managers
on a line in the parking lot buy-
ing conch snacks from illicit
vendors.
Most troubling of all, the
patronage tendency (which,
after all, exists among politi-
cians everywhere) has spilled
over into the culture of the
Bahamian public service itself,
preventing civil servants from
acting as good managers even


ration is clear from the use of
peculiarly British grammar in
its name. But unlike its British
model, our authority is clearly
unable to administer an airport
without the classic mixture of
inertia, politics and indecision
that undermines government
departments. Just as in the days
of direct ministerial control, the
"autonomous" authority is inca-
pable of organizing something
as simple as the removal of illic-
it vendors from the parking lot
of the main terminal.
Certainly, given the rationale
for their plans to privatize the
management of NIA, nobody
in the present government
would dispute this analysis in
theory. Rather, we are told that
this government gives particular
priority to contracting a Cana-
dian management company to
fix what it acknowledges to be
the failures of the Authority.
These. failures, ministers
acknowledge, amount to a blot
on visitor impressions of the
country.

B ut nobody any longer
questions what this
says about the state of our pub-
lic service. If they did, they
would be forced to ask why a
Canadian company, with its ori-
gins in that country's own pub-
lic service, must be called in to
salvage a situation that the Air-
ports Authority was specifical-
ly created to deal with.
Privatisation, as we all know,
can be a valuable tool in deliv-
ering efficiency in the manage-
ment of public enterprises. But
this should not be read to mean
that public management must
necessarily be so bad, so incom-
petent and so disorderly that
even autonomous authorities


cannot be left to run public
enterprises with a basic sem-
blance of order and compe-
tence.
It sometimes seems that the
privatisation option has given
rise in the Bahamas to what
economists call a "moral haz-
ard", where an actor, aware of
some insurance or indemnity
against a negative outcome (in
this case, public sector mis-
management), becomes less
concerned to avoid it.
Those in authority must nev-
er, through resignation, inertia
or laziness, let the notion take


root among themselves that if
you want something to work in
the Bahamas, then you must
sell it to foreigners. Otherwise
the whole country is doomed
to more and more of the same.


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power of politics and
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THE end to several industrial disputes has.
arrived, Minister of Labour and Immigration
Vincent Peet last week.
Speaking at the official signing of an indus-
trial agreement for 22 workers of the Light-
house Yacht Club and Marina, Mr Peet said
industrial agreements for "quite a few sec-
tors" have been completed.
"There are a number of things that I am
happy to announce today," he said. "The
Bahamasair Managerial Union has been rec-
ognized, their recognition agreement has been
signed in relation to Bahamasair Managerial
Union."
"We have also signed the recognition agree-
ment between the Financial Services Union
and the Paradise Island Cooperative Credit
Union," he said.
Mr Peet added that the issue of the Nassau
Flight Services over the reduction in salary of
workers "is off the table".

Positivity
"That has been resolved and so as we are in
a mood of positivity and a mood that clearly
calls for celebration in this regard I thought it
important that you be updated as to the
progress being made," he said.
This announcement came just days after
more than 200 members of the National Trade
Union Congress descended on Rawson Square
to protest the country's labour relations.
Carrying such banners as "Labour all for
one" and "Stop ignoring trade unions, please,"
members were determined to make their dis-
pleasure known to MPs returning to the House
of Assembly after the summer recess.
Mr Peet said that despite such progress he is
sure that there will be more challenges in
terms of industrial agreements in the future.
Also speaking at the signing, President of
the National Congress of Trade Unions Pat
Bain said that there are some issues that are
still outstanding.
"We hope that they can be resolved in a
timely fashion as those that he (Mr Pee,)


* MINISTER of Labour and
Immigration Vincent Peet


would have announced," he said. "The main,
criteria for the National Congress of Trade
Unions still is though that we want to bhe
accommodated at the table of decision making
so that we can believe that labour still feels,
that it's a part of the process for the develop,
ment of this country."
"We are nationalists and whatever happens
is this country, -good, bad or indifferent, we
want to be a part of it. We want to help make
sure that the good out shines the bad," he'
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BACARDI & COMPANY LIMITED

Bacardi & Company Limited is seeking
candidates for the position of
Assistant Controller of Finance.

The Company has been based in Nassau for over 40 years with
significant manufacturing operations in the areas of bulk rum
production and bottling of various spirit beverages, primarily for
export markets.

The Assistant Controller will be responsible for leading the budgeting
and analysis functions within the Finance department. While.
reporting to the Financial Controller the incumbent will be required
to plan and implement the annual budget and quarterly revised
estimate processes across the entire organisa 'on. In addition the
successful candidate is expected to manage the budget reporting
submissions into the parent company including treasury forecasts.
Other key duties include the performance of quarterly financial
statement variance analysis and management of our global product
costing system.

The successful candidate must hold a professional designation
with ten (10) to fifteen (15) years experience.
A CA or CPA designation is preferred.
Furthermore the individual must possess the ability to work
independently under pressure to consistently meet deadlines.
Must be a self starter and a team player.

Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should forward copies of their curriculum
vitae directly to the Bacardi & Company Limited RO. Box N-4880,
Nassau, N.R, The Bahamas.
Attention The Human Resources Manager

Information may also be forwarded via e-mail to
dacartwright@bacardi.com

Application Deadline: October 28, 2005

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Police fully booked on




the subject of parenting


* By DENISE
:MAYCOCK
,Tribune Freeport
Reporter
FREEPORT The Royal
Bahamas Police Force Staff
Association is preparing to
launch its annual hand-
book, which this year
focuses on the importance
of parenting.
.Gustavis Merrick Roker,
deputy chairman of the
northern region associa-
tion, announced that an
official book launching will
take place in Freeport at
the Gerald Bartlette Law
Enforcement Centre on
October 13.
-Every year, the associa-
tion publishes a handbook
for members of the public,
addressing various topics
and issues of interest. The
handbook is in its fifth year
of publication.

Inform
"Our objective is to
inform and educate the
public. We have dealt with
topics such as crime pre-
vention, child abuse,
domestic violence and con-
stitutional rights, and this
year the association decid-
ed to take a look at par-
enting," Mr Roker said.
He stressed that proper
parenting is important to a
child's development.
Mr Roker said that the
television, music and inter-
net negatively influence
today's youth.
He noted that sometimes
parents are too busy to
take an active role in their
child's development, while
others just don't know
what to do.
He said young people are
being confronted with
drugs, sex, violence, and
homosexuality daily. They
need proper guidance from
their parents, he said.
"It is our belief that if
you bring up a child in the
way that he should grow,
they will never depart from
it, and parenting is the
key," said Mr Roker.
"We must get back to
basics and impart godly


* GUSTAVIS Merrick
Roker displays a copy of the
police handbook.
(Photo: Denise Maycock)


values, respect for self
and others to our chil-
dren."
Mr Roker said this year's
handbook addresses issues
such as preparing for a
baby. It also deals with the
reality of divorce and sep-
aration of parents, which
can adversely affect chil-
dren.
The handbooks are free
to the public and are avail-
able at Police Staff Asso-
ciation Office on Cedar
Street and at the various
police stations on the
island.
Mr Roker said the hand-
books would also be dis-
tributed to schools and
child-related government
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A


warning to the Caribbean


* By SIR RONALD
SANDERS
(The writer is a former
Caribbean diplomat, now busi-
ness executive, who publishes
widely on small states in the
global community).

C ARICOM countries
need to wake up to the
warnings of the international
community that they should
establish and implement the
necessary measures, particular-
ly deeper regional integration
machinery, to improve their
economic viability and advance
their social progress.
Throughout the internation-
al community, there appears to
be a growing feeling that
Caribbean governments lack
the political will to tackle the
development problems con-


fronting them, opting instead to
blame external factors for their
worsening economic situation.
Officials of European Union
governments, the European
Commission and agencies in
Canada and the United States
privately say in clear terms what
they publicly dress-up in less
harsh language: the interna-
tional community is prepared
to help, but there must be clear
evidence of the resolve of
Caribbean governments and the
private sector to develop a plan
and a strategy for coping with
their problems.
This position is shared by
manytin wtheCaribbean itself.
Evidence of this was the
reaction to a commentary I


recently wrote in which I drew
attention to a proposal for an
International Donors Confer-
ence on the Caribbean to
address the urgent issues faced
by the region including loss of
preferential markets for
bananas and sugar, the high
costs of fighting drug traffick-
ing and maintaining security,
rising unemployment and a
decline in economic growth.

ome of the reactions
were as follows:
A seasoned Caribbean trade
official stated, "What is miss-
ing is Caribbean development
leadership and strategy and all
the donor money in the world
cannot develop that if we do
not do so from home! Just take
a look at the recent situation
with hundreds of millions of
EUROS unused and un-pro-


grammed in CARIFORUM
national and regional develop-
ment projects and you will
understand why donors are
tired/fed-up with us in the
Caribbean!"
And, the head of a regional
organisation lamented: "We
have been advised by some of
our traditional donors that we
cannot expect to receive the
same sort of assistance as in the
past because of competing
demands that are being made
on their resources. This changed
position comes at a time when
the costs of all that we do are
rising and the economic down-
turn in some of our Members
is affecting payment of annual
contributions".


A national politician was
brutally frank: "Sure, they
(Caribbean governments)
should continue to fight their
case with the WTO but surely
diversification of their primary
crop based economies should
have begun a long time ago.
And what gives Caribbean
politicians the right to talk
about a lack of social justice at
the international/donor level
when they preside over much
injustice in their own neck of
the woods?"
A Caribbean student at Uni-
versity outside the region was
equally candid: "Whilst being
sympathetic to the Caribbean, I
can't help but support the EU
and other donors' view that the
Caribbean has not done any-
thing from their end to help
diversify their economies. It is
no secret that the banana indus-
try in Dominica has been in ter-
minal decline since the 1980s,
yet successive governments pay
lip service to diversification
without any serious plan of
action. It is time for the
Caribbean to get its act togeth-
er and find solutions to the
many problems (economic and
social) that it faces."

T he call for the
Caribbean to "get its
act together" is a constant
refrain outside the region.
Increasingly, it is being echoed
within the area.
What is driving this call is a
genuine fear that, except for
Trinidad and Tobago with its
riches in oil and gas, the coun-
tries of CARICOM could slip
into dire economic conditions
if current trends continue.
Productivity growth in the
region has declined since the
1990s; fourteen Caribbean
countries are among the thirty
most indebted countries of the


their products; not receiving
adequate funding from interna-
tional agencies and govern-
ments to help their economies
to adjust and diversify; not get-
ting a sympathetic hearing from
Sthe IMF, World Bank and
WTO to give their small and
vulnerable economies special
treatment, and the general
reduction in developmentassis-
tance.
What the governments say
about the international envi-
ronment is, of course, true even
though it is not the full story.
It remains the case that those
who govern the institutions of
the IMF and World Bank con-
tinue not to recognize that small
and vulnerable economies can-
not be treated as if they are
Argentina and Brazil, and the
prescriptions for addressing
their adjustment problems
should not be the same.
More and higher taxes,
unplanned and unstructured
reduction of employment in the
public sector, the removal of tax
concessions that are tools for
encouraging investment, priori-
gty on repayment of foreign debt,
a SIR Ronald Sanders privatization of utilities such as
water and electricity despite the
world; manufacturing is ruled social consequences of unsubsi-
out as an option for all but three dized costs have not proven to
CARICOM countries; the pro-
duction and export of bananas
is unlikely to be sustainable in
only one CARICOM country;
sugar production and export The countries
appears sustainable only in could
three CARICOM countries, C uldslip into
and even then only in very diti if
changed circumstances in which con ldtlons if CU
employment levels will be sig-co tinue
nificantly reduced; financial ser-
vices will not survive as mean-
ingful contributor to economic
growth except in the Bahamas
and Barbados of the indepen- be a successful prescription for
dent CARICOM countries; and economic growth and social sta-
tourism remains unpredictable, bility in small countries.
hostage to the economic pros- Similarly, within the WTO,
perity of the countries from there is as yet not enough sup-
which the tourists originate, the port for the idea that small and
viability of airlines, and the vulnerable states should fall
.moods of hurricanes. within a discrete category and
The response of some gov- be allowed preferences simply
.erinents to- thisit-uayn 1s because their volume of trade
blame the international envi- poses absolutely no threat to
ronment in which they are los- the world system, and they need
ing preferential markets for it to sustain their development.


But, there is also much truth
in the view that governments
need to "get their act together"
if the Caribbean is notlto recede
into worsening economic and
social circumstances.

C rucial to getting their
act together is, the
deepening of the regionalinte-
gration process especially the
establishment of the Single
Market early next year, and
steady progress in creating the
Single Economy by 2008.
Equally vital is the establish-
ment of a system of governance
for CARICOM that cedes
aspects of national sovereignty
to regional supra-national
machinery that can better deal
with the challenges that the,
region faces. Those challenges
include the capacity for stronger
bargaining in trade and finance;
fighting drug trafficking and vio-
lent crime; maintaining security;
attracting investment; making
adjustments to their economies;
and creating conditions for
Caribbean companies to merge
so that they can compete in a
global market, i
The mental constraints of
"national sovereignty'" and



of CARICOM
dire economic
irrent trends


national boundaries hav4 to be
dealt with head on. Regional
politicians have postponed this
necessity for too long. ^
The warnings of the iiterna-
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together" should not be ignored
even as Caribbean governments
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PM: 'I'm more healthy



than 20 years ago'


* By Bahamas Information
Services
PRIME Minister Perry
Christie says he is healthier now
*than he was 20 years ago.
The Prime Minister made the
statement at the official opening
of the new Fox Hill Outreach
*Centre of the Department of
Social Services. The facility,
located in the Park Plaza oppo-
site Freedom Park, caters to
more than 800 residents, a
?majority of them elderly.
' The Prime Minister, who suf-
fered a slight stroke on May 3,
responded to concerns and
speculation over his health.
"Today people wonder
whether I'm well, whether I


have the strength to go forward.
People wonder whether I am
strong," the Prime Minister
said. "People know that I have
the right to determine when the
people of this country will select
their government. It is the con-
stitutional privilege of the Prime
Minister of this country to
determine when people go to
the polls to decide whether they
are in favour or whether they
are against.
"This country will not be
divided to its detriment because
ultimately, the people of this
country must be asked to
decide. I believe that there is a
term and an end and that what-
ever happens, we must move
on and accept it."


* PRIME Ministrer Perry Christie


Mr Christie said he once told
a former prime minister that the
Bahamas is a tried democracy.
"We have demonstrated that
we can change and change
again and that we can do so
without the country suffering
and I am confident that the peo-
ple of this country know and
understand that. But I am also
confident that when the time is
right, they will always do what is
right," he said.
The Prime Minister said it is
good that people are wonder-*
ing whether he is well and has
the strength to go on.
He added: "I can tell you that
I am physically stronger than
I've been in 20 years, but what
does that mean? I believe in the
book of Isaiah 43 verse 2:
'When thou passes through the
waters I will be with thee.'"
Education
The Prime Minister noted
that the MP for Fox Hill, Fred
Mitchell, in his speech charac-
terised the educational system
as being so challenged that it
was difficult to find three young
Bahamians with five BJCs or
more for employment.
"I have no interest in trying to
get you to debate with me
whether that happened last year,
five years ago or 10 years ago,"
the Prime Minister said. "I have
no interest in apportioning blame
here but this is the position that
The Bahamas is in today."
He called for a commitment
to do what is in the best interest
of the people with the resources
available.
The Prime Minister said that
during the election campaign
he saw people living in outside
toilets, which Bahamians would
find totally unacceptable.
"We have to determine what
in fact our priorities are," he,
said- "We, the goverilient, thl;
church, the people mnst decide
on whether or not and when we


must say there will be no more
outside toilets. Most certainly,
there will be no children hav-
ing to live in a home and go to
school where there is no toilet."
-The Prime Minister recalled
that as the Minister of Social
Services from 1977 to 1982, he
determined that people whose
homes were destroyed by fire,
needed instant relief.
"These were the policies pro-,
mulgated in the 70s and they
are the policies you have now,"
he said.
He invited the Minister of
Social Services and Community
Development to advise the
Government on what it should
be doing to empower people to
do more for themselves.
The Fox Hill Outreach Cen-
tre was officially established in
1994 when the National Insur-
ance Board office opened. And
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WHEREAS, breast cancer is one of the most
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is the leading cause of cancer death in
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AND WHEREAS, lack of knowledge, fear
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rates from this disease;

i AND WHEREAS, the chances of survival
from breast cancer are believed to be the
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LOCAL NEWS.


Harsher penalties


called for to stop


poaching problem


FROM page one
and resorts in Exuma, and to market in
New Providence.
He said that regular patrols are con-
ducted daily at the north and south
boundaries of the park, where a num-
ber of persons have been caught poach-
ing this year, including Bahamian com-
mercial fishermen and foreign boaters.
"We do have an active patrol pro-
gramme and we have encountered
poachers. However, the reality is that
our resources are limited and we have
a fairly large area to cover," he said.
"There are obviously deficiencies
and there are people who will insist on
breaking the law, and so we need more
resources to do more," he said.
Mr Carey said BNT needs a deputy
warden for patrols. They presently
operate two small patrol boats at the
sea park in Exuma.
"We are very actively reviewing the
system of patrols we have in place. We
are working closely with the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force, which also
provides two officers at Exuma to assist
our wardens with patrols."
Although persons have been arrest-
ed for poaching, Mr Carey said sus-
pects are usually released after paying
a fine.
He reported that a commercial fish-
ing vessel from New Providence was
arrested two weeks ago and taken to
Black Point, Exuma, where it was
processed and kept over night. The
occupants eventually agreed to pay a
fine and were released.


According to Mr Carey, the mini-
mum penalty is a $300 fine. He said
that the maximum penalty is much
more severe and may include a fine
and the confiscation of the vessel.
He believes that a strong message
should be sent to poachers.
"I don't think we have ever had a
magistrate apply that severe penalty
and our wish and our hope is that
would take place to send a very clear
message.
"It is not our intention to attempt to
influence the judiciary, but we would
love for a strong message to be sent to
poachers that the judiciary is prepared
to make them pay the ultimate price,
with the confiscation of his vessel," Mr
Carey said.
Last Friday, an Exuma resident
called on officials to get a handle on the
ongoing poaching at the Exuma Cays
Land and Sea Park.
Mr Carey said the Sea Park plays a
significant role in the replenishment of
fishery resources in the Exumas, other
parts of the Bahamas, and possibly the
Caribbean.
"Our data shows that scientists have
tagged lobster and groupers in the
Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park that
have been harvested by fishermen
more than 100 miles away in South
Long Island.
"In other words, the park is having a
replenishment effect not only in the
immediate environs of the Exuma
Cays, but certainly in other parts of the
Bahamas, and perhaps other parts of
the Caribbean," he said.


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Hunt is on for men missing


for more than a week


FROM page one
were seen boarding a white 26'
Angler boat, registration number
FL5516JY, with a centre console and
powered by a 175 hp Evinrude
engines.
According to police reports, the
same vessel was discovered about five
miles south of Fortune Point on Tues-
day.


A security officer at Club Viva For-
tuna contacted police around 1.13pm
on Tuesday about a burning vessel at
sea.
Police went to the location and
conducted a search of the burnt ves-
sel. No one was found onboard or in
the surrounding waters.
Forbes is described as about six
feet, one inch tall, of medium build
and dark complexion. He had a


Police urge caution

when returning home


FROM page one
into the bushes.
The incident is just one of many that
have occurred when residents have dri-
ven into their driveways, stepped out of
their cars and were about to enter their
homes. Suddenly an armed man has
appeared, held them up and robbed
them. Among those held up and
robbed recently was retired chief justice
Joaquim Gonsalves and his daughter.
Two prominent businessmen, Manny
Alexiouand Ray Pyfrom, also recent-
ly reported that their families were
accosted by gunmen when they arrived
home. In the case of Mr Alexiou the
gunman shot at his dog.
Mr Evans said police are extremely
concerned about this type of criminal
activity. He said officers have launched,
a number of measures to combat this.
However, he said, it is extremely
important that residents take heed of


police warnings and exercise caution.
"We can only say it over and over
again," he told The Tribune on Sun-
day.
Among the tips police recommend:
Leave lights on when you know
you will be home late.
Carry your house keys in your
hand for quick entry.
Be aware that large shrubs, plants
or very high fencing can provide a place
for criminals to hide.
Join a neighbourhood crime watch
and display "Neighborhood Support",
"Beware of Dog" and burglar alarm
signs, they can discourage criminal
activity.
Thorny plants along fence lines can
discourage prowlers from climbing
over, and having fully enclosed fencing
with a gate creates a barrier. Prowlers
are less likely to target such a property
with restricted access and restricted
escape routes.


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shaved moustache and a goatee.
The second man, known as Bobby,
was wearing khaki coloured trousers,
white shirt, and a pair of whitetennis.
His address and physica--descrip-
tion are not known.
Persons are asked to contact
Freeport police at 350-3089, 352-
9774/5, 352-8224, 911 or crime tipster
at 352-1919, or in Nassau at 328-8477,
322-2516, or 919.


Men in


hospital

after


knife


attacks


FROM page one
young man was on Common-
wealth Boulevard when a man
whom he knew robbed him of
an undisclosed amount of cash
before stabbing him on the left
side of the neck and shoulder.
He was also rushed to hospital
where his condition is said not
to be life threatening.
Police are also looking for
several persons who are report-
ed to have committed a num-
ber of armed robberies at vari-
ous businesses around the
island.
The first armed robbery
occurred Friday afternoon.
According to the police crime
sheet two men one tall and
armed with a hand gun and the
other short, armed with a knife
- entered the offices of Posei-
don Car Rental on Bay Street,
where they held up a female
employee and robbed her of an
undisclosed sum of money and
her handbag. The men then fled
the scene on foot.
Employees at the Hong
Kong restaurant on Rosetta
Street told police that two "dark
men" entered the store armed
with a handgun on Saturday.
The men held up the employees
and stole an undisclosed
amount of cash before running
to a waiting white car and
escaping.
An hour later, police
received reports of another
armed robbery. Employees at
Spotless Cleaners on Boyd
Road told police that a "slim
built gunman clad in a gray shirt
and dark pants" entered the
store and stole an undisclosed
sum of money before fleeing
the scene.
Police investigations into all
the matters continue.



Youth

arm of

FNM still


to decide

on leader

of party


FROM page one
be more able to unify the party
and lead us to victory than any
other individual within the
FNM at this time."
Supporters of Hubert Ingra-
ham, former prime minister, are
calling for him to enter the lead-
ership race.
However, it was reported that
an estimated 30 per cent of
"diehard" FNMs would oppose
Mr Ingraham leading the party.
At the end of September it
was reported that FNM MPs
asked Mr Turnquest to step
aside to allow for a Hubert
Ingraham comeback. However,
Mr Turnquest has refused to
step aside to make room for his
mentor.
Brent Symonette, MP for
Montagu, told The Tribune last
week that he won't confirm
whether he will run as deputy
leader of the FNM until the
House leadership issue has been
resolved.


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to invite Tenders for the printing, binding and delivery of the four
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Interested companies may collect a tender specification from the
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in BTC's Administrative Building, John F Kennedy Drive, between
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Tenders are to be sealed in an envelope marked "TENDER FOR THE
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Bahamian Embroidery Franchise Set to Open in Nassau
Suntee and EmbroidMe signs Franchise Agreement
First of its kind in the Bahamas and the Caribbean
US AMBASSADOR PLACES FIRST ORDER WITH NEW FRANCHISE.


Sitting Left to Right: John Foley, EmbroidMe
Representative, Scott Farrington, Owner, Suntee
Standing Left to Right: Winston Rolle, Immediate
Past President, Bahamas Chamber of Commerce,
US Ambassador John Rood, Richard Herring,
Country Chief lDB (Inter-American Development
Bank)

Left to Right: Richard Herring, Country Chief
IDB (Inter-American Development Bank), Philip
Simon, Executive Director Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce,, John Foley, EmbroidMe
Representative, Scott Farrington, Owner of Suntee,
Kendra Deveaux, Executive Assistant, Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce, US Ambassador John
Rood, Winston Rolle, Immediate Past President,
Bahamas Chamber of Commerce, Jeff Rotering
Commercial Section US Embassy, Ann Marie
Bain, Commercial Section US Embassy, Anthony
Hepburn, Suntee, Mr. D. Brent Hardt, Deputy
Chief of Mission US Embassy

Suntee Bahamas Sportswear has purchased the EmbroidMe Franchise, which is the
first franchise of its kind worldwide to embrace every facet of the embroidery, printing and
promotional products market. EmbroidMe's announcement of this latest franchise agreement
with Suntee is just part of its aggressive growth strategy worldwide. Meanwhile, Suntee
has seized an opportunity to put a new look to the industry in the Bahamas. This turnkey
franchise package includes state-of-the-art embroidery equipment, a contemporary show
room, retail set-up as well as staff training. EmbroidMe currently has 300 franchises
worldwide in 11 countries.
A first of its kind in the Bahamas, Suntee/EmbroidMe franchise which is 100% Bahamian
owned and operated will guarantee Bahamians superior quality, custom embroidery, screen
printing and promotional products under one roof. Customers will be able to peruse the
show room and choose from brand names like Nike, Tehama, Tommy Hilfiger, Perry Ellis,
Outerbanks, Hanes, etc. as well as the EmbroidMe Private Line. No order will be too big
or too small for in-store staff to create top-quality embroidery right in front of your eyes.
The Suntee/EmbroidMe Franchise will provide an assortment of services that are image
enhancing for local businesses big or small as well as the individual. Persons can have their
logo embroidered on practically anything from Corporate Apparel for the executive
boardroom to Industrial Wear. In addition, you can walk-in and have custom-initialed,
personalized embroidered gifts created for special occasions on golf shirts, socks, hats,
visors, bags and business shirts etc.
Scott Farrington owner of Suntee says he is thrilled about the company's latest investment,
because it brings about a harmonious marriage that puts Suntee ahead of the competition
and yet Suntee/EmbroidMe will remain 100% Bahamian owned and operated. Suntee
opened its doors in 1983, and now has over 26 employees in 2 locations East Shirley
Street and the Mall at Marathon. The Bahamas can look forward to a "New Suntee" in the
upcoming months as renovations are underway at the East Shirley Street store.
Suntee and representatives of the EmbroidMe Franchise met earlier this year at the Business
Development Seminar that was put on by the US Embassy, the Chamber of Commerce
and the Inter-American Development Bank'(IDB) at the Radisson Cable Beach. The signing
of this franchise agreement took place Wednesday September 21st, 2005 at the US Embassy.
In fact, at the signing ceremonyAm-ib:ssad6rJoh6hifR-6dplaced the firt' order With
Suntee/EmbroidMe.




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Friday, October 21, 2005
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SECTION


business@tribunemedia.net


BUSINESS


Miami Herald Business, Stocks, Analysis, Wall


'No way' to



$1.06 per gallon



tax cut plan


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
he Ministry of
Finance has said
"no way" to pro-
posals by Leslie
Miller and the
Petroleum Usage Review
Committee to reduce the Gov-
ernment's per unleaded gal-
lon tax take from $1.06 to
$0.90, with James Smith telling
The Tribune that the idea was
"off the table".
The Minister of State for
Finance said he and his staff
had already budgeted to earn
$1.06 from every gallon of
unleaded gasoline sold in the
Bahamas during the 2005-2006
fiscal year, and to accede to
the Committee's proposals
would blow a hole in his: Min-
istry's revenue projections, not
to mention fiscal deficit fore-
casts.
Mr Smith said of the pro-
posal: "That's off the table.
There's no way .we could logi-
cally consider that, because
that tax has already been spent
for this year."
He added that the Govern-
SEE page 6B


Ministry of Finance says
suggestion 'off the table',
as minister calls for focus
on alernative sources
and energy efficiency


M By NEIL HARTNELL sales in Great Exuma, the
Tribune Business Editor Bahamas, with 50 per cent of
Phase I fully reserved prior to


A $120 million private resi-
dence club investment on
Great Exuma has said 50 per
cent of its Phase I development
is "fully reserved" before
ground has even been broken
on the project.
The developers of the 80/50
Great Exuma, a planned
beachfront private residence
club located adjacent to the
Four Seasons Emerald Bay
Resort, said on their website:
"A $120 million private resi-
dence club has already begun


breaking ground."
Expected
Construction was slated to
have begun in February this
year, with the first occupancies
expected to come in January
2006.
It is unclear whether the
80/50 developers have secured
a Heads of Agreement with the
Government, although Allyson
Maynard-Gibson, the minister
of financial services and invest-


ments, did refer to the project
in a recent speech to the
Bahamas Real Estate Associa-
tion (BREA).
Located next to Grand Isle
Villas, another successful
investment project, the 80/50
Great Exuma is a development
that intends to 'piggyback' on
the Four Seasons Emerald
Bay's position as the 'anchor
property' for Great Exuma.
The development is designed
as a member-owned private
residence club, offering deeded

SEE page 7B


Government revenue beats

projections for first three months


* JAMES SMITH


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
GOVERNMENT revenues in each of the first
three months of the 2005-2006 fiscal year have
exceeded Budgetary forecasts, the minister of
state'for finance told:The Tribune. .
James Smith said: "On a preliminary basis, the
revenues for the first three months are slightly
above our projections."


However, he pointed out thatthe Ministry of
Finance had projected in its 2005-2006 Budgetary
forecasts that revenue generated in September
would be "extremely low".
This was because the Ministry had "allowed
for one hurricane month" this fiscal year, given
the impact of Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in

SEE page 4B


Regulatory regime

costs nation $50m


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamas has now spent
$50 million on implementing its
anti-money laundering and reg-
ulatory regimes since 2000, the
minister of financial services
and investments said this week-
end.
Addressing the.Bihamas
Financial Services Board's
(BFSB) industry awards dinner,
Allyson Maynard-Gibson said
the Bahamas' response to its
2000 blacklisting by the Finan-
cial Action Task Force (FATF)
and other initiatives h4ad "left
no doubt" that this nation was


Private Trust
Companies Bill
to be tabled in
Parliament this
quarter

serious about financial services.
She added that the Bahamas'
regulatory, anti-money laun-
dering, compliance and inter-

SEE page 9B


.Cosu e leilt n


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamian business
community is upset with the
Government for tabling the
Consumer Protection Bill in
the House of Assembly last
week without any warning, and
failing to adopt any of its rec-
ommendations for improving
the Bill in the legislation.
The Tribune understands
that the Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce was due to release a
statement on the matter on


behalf of its members and the
wider Bahamian business com-
munity at the end Qf last week,
although it has not yet been
sent out.
In their review of the Bill
published last year, the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce and other private sector
organisations said their "over-
riding" fear was the power it
grants to the Minister of Trade
and Industry "while attempt-
ing to limit the power of the
SEE page 8B


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you claiming your share?


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PAGE 2B MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2005


Management and


staff of


Scotiabank (Bahamas) Limited are


pleased to announce the opening of


its Emerald Bay Branch in


Farmer's Hill, Exuma. Customers


are invited to conduct regular


banking transactions during


Monday s through Fridays.






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* By Fidelity Capital
Markets
T his past week was
very quiet in the
Bahamian mar-
ket, as just over
10,000 shares
changed hands. For the week,
the market saw six out of its 19
listed stocks trade, of which
two advanced, one declined
and three remained
unchanged.
The volume leader for the
week was Bank of the
Bahamas (BOB), with 4,000
shares changing hands and
accounting for 39 per cent of
the total shares traded. The big
mover for the week was also
BOB, which gained $0.23 to
close at a new 52-week high of
$7.24.
Since BOB listed its shares
on BISX in November 2004 at
$5.75, the share price has risen
by a whopping 25.9 per cent in
less than ayear. On the down-
side;, Kerzner International's
BDR (KZLB) lost $0.09 to end
the week at $5.43, which is one-
tenth of its NYSE equivalent
share price.

Investors Tip of the Week
Dollar Cost Averaging
Dollar cost averaging is a
technique designed to reduce
market risk through the sys-
tematic purchase of securities
at predetermined intervals and
set amounts. Many successful
investors already practice with-
out realising it. Many others
could save themselves a lot of
time, effort and money by
beginning a plan.
Dollar Cost Averaging:
What is It?
Instead of investing assets in
a lump sum, the investor works
his way into a position by slow-
ly buying smaller amounts over
a longer period of time. This
spreads the cost basis out over
several years, providing insu-
lation against changes in mar-
ket price

SEE page 3B


The Local Stock Market


FINDEX 435.63 YTD 1.321%


BISX CLOSING
SYMBOL PRICE


AML
BAB
BBL
BOB
BPF
BSL
BWL
CAB
CBL
CHL
CIB
DHS
FAM
FCC
FCL
FIN
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$1.10
$0.80
$7.24
$10.00
$12.25
$1.40
$9.25
$9.10-
$1.53
$9.50
$2.40
$4.20
$1.15
$9.25
$10.70
$9.94
$8.65
$5.52
$10.00


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CHANGE
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-5.88%
25.91%
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30.28%
28.17%
-30.45%
26.84%
60.00%
6.06%
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15.63%
10.31%
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5.23%
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DIVIDENDIAGM NOTES:
M COLINA Holdings (Bahamas) will hold its Annual Gen-
eral Meeting on October 18,2005 at 4pm at the J. Whitney Pin-
der Building at Colinalmperial Insurance, Collins Avenue,
Nassau, Bahamas.


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FOREX Rates
Weekly% Change
GBP 1.7636 -0.71
EUR 1.2021 -0.18
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Commodities
Crude Oil
Gold ,


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$66.24


International Stock Market Indexes:


DJIA
S & P 500
NASDAQ
Nikkei,


% Change
.3.19
1.96


Weekly % Change


10,568.70
1,228.81
2,151.69
13,574.30


1.43
1.11
1.65
3.15


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.



CORPORATE ACCOUNT.ANT__


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.



SENIOR COMMISSIONS AGENT

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 ifth agents and
communicate with both individual nd institutional
agents in multiple jurisdictions. Sone supervisory
responsibilities will also be required.

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Chamber chief named



as the vice-president of



regional business body


TANYA Wright, the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce's president, has been
named as vice-president and
director of the Caribbean
Association of Industry and
Commerce (CAIC), the
umbrella organisation for pri-
vate sector bodies in the region.
Mrs Wright said she fully
supported the mission of
CAIC, which is committed to
facilitating the development,
growth and positioning of
Caribbean businesses in the
changing world economy and
representing their interests in
regional, international and
hemispheric fora.
Mrs Wright said her appoint-
ment would enable the
Bahamas Chamber to fulfill
one of its new mandates -
improving its members' access
to private sector opportunities,
while strengthening its rela-
tionship with regional and
international chambers of com-
merce and industry and their
private sector organisation
members.
Mrs Wright said CAIC had
access to various government
organs and international agen-
cies that national private sector
associations may not.
It was strategically placed to
influence regional government
policies to create the type of
business climate that seeks to
foster investment.

FROM page 2B


Settiing Up Your Own Dollar
Cost Averaging Plan
In order to begin a dollar cost averaging plan,
you must do three things:
1. Decide exactly how much money you can
invest each month.
2. Select an investment (Mutual funds are par-


* TANYA WRIGHT


ticularly appropriate) that you want to hold for
the long term, preferably five to 10 years or
longer.
3. At regular intervals, invest that money into
the security you've chosen.
If your broker offers it, set up an automatic
withdrawal plan so the process becomes auto-
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2005, PAGE 3B


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Government revenue beats





projections for first three months


FROM page 1B

September 2004, which cost the


Government $30 million in pro-
jected revenues.
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storm activity over the Bahamas


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RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Parcel of Land North
Bernard Road situated in the Eastern District on the Island of New
Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
Situated thereon is Vacant Land.

Property Size: 9,500 sq. ft.

Th;:. property is being sold under Power of Sale containedin a Mortgage
to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope, addressed
to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O. Box N-7549,
Nassau, Bahamas and marked "Tender 1648". All offers must be
received by the close of business 4:00 pm, Friday 14th October, 2005.


this September, the revenues
earned in that month are well
ahead of projections.
The Central Bank of the
Bahamas last week reported
that the Government achieved a
"modest surplus" of $0.1 mil-
lion for July, the year's first
month, compared to a $12 mil-
lion deficit for 2004-2005.
The Central Bank report said:
"The general buoyancy in eco-
nomic activity underpinned a
29.9 per cent growth in import
and related stamp duties, the
key driver of the 22.3 per cent
rise in total revenue. The latter
outpaced the 5.1 per cent
increase in total expenditure,
which was concentrated in inter-
est payments as well as subsi-
dies and other transfers."
It now appears that this trend,
at least where revenues are con-
cerned, was maintained
throughout the 2005-2006 first
quarter, which also includes


August and September.
Mr Smith told The Tribune
that his Ministry had focused
on the revenue side of the Gov-
ernment's Budget for the last
two years, convinced that the
current system was not collect-
ing the maximum owed through
slippage and leakages.

Collection

As a result, the Government
had tightened collection and
administration procedures, as it
wanted to avoid imposing new
taxes or increasing existing
ones. The collections procedure
had involved a major Informa-
tion Technology (IT) upgrade,
with software in the Customs
Department upgraded and a
number of other revenue-col-
lecting agencies connected to
the system via the Internet. The
Government was also reducing
the amount of cash used to pay


taxes and for services, which Mr
Smith described as "an espe-
cially vulnerable area in the sys-
tem".
"We do think we are seeing
some positive results with
respect to revenue collections
going up across all the agencies.
We're praying it continues into
the next year," Mr Smith said.
He added that it was difficult
to measure how what percent-
age of revenues owed to the
Government were not being
collected.
One study method was to
look at the Bahamas' per
annum gross domestic product
(GDP), find what percentage
of this was accounted for by
imported goods, and then apply
the various customs duty rates.
Mr Smith said there was always
a "gap" between what was col-
lected and the figures this
method produced.
As most revenues were col-
lected via the Customs Depart-
ment, Mr Smith said the great-
est problems were smuggling
and the undervaluation of
imported goods.
On the expenditure side, Mr
Smith said this was much easier


for the Government to predict.
Some 55 per cent of its per
annum spending went on public
service salaries, while another
18 per cent went on debt ser-
vicing.
The Government also knew,
what its capital budget was, and
was committed to a number of
long-term and medium-term
contracts on items such as main,-
tenance; As a result, the Gov,,
ernment was committed to 8(d
per cent of is Budget i4
advance, giving it little room for
manoeuvre.
Mr Smith said his Ministry"
was watching the public
finances on a daily basis, and`
was keeping its "fingers
crossed" on the impact of ris
ing global oil prices.
In the Bahamas case, Mr
Smith said this could work both
ways. Oil costs could lead to
higher airline prices and
reduced flights, lowering the
number of tourists visiting this
nation and affecting tourism;
related taxes, but conversely it
could also force US tourists to
make shorter flights, making the.
Bahamas an attractive destina-
tion.


Legal Notice


NOTICE

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 131 (4) (a), (b) and
(c) of the International Business Companies Act, 2000, notice
is hereby given that:-

(a) ROUGH HOLDINGS LIMITED, is in dissolution;

(b) The date of commencement of the dissolution is
the 5th day of September, A.D., 2005 and

(c) the Liquidator is C.B. Strategy Ltd., of 308 East
Bay St.



C.B. Strategy Ltd.
Liquidator


NOTICE

RANEW DEVELOPMENT, LTD.
(In Dissolution)


Pursuant to the provisions of Section 138(4) (a), (b) and (c) of The
International Business Companies Act, 2000, notice is hereby
given that: -

(a) RANEW DEVELOPMENT, LTD. is in dissolution.

(b) The date of commencement of the dissolution is the 4th day
of October A.D., 2005.

(c) The Liquidator is Jonathan E Catherwood for the above-named*
Company.



Jonathan F, Catherwood
Dictor
RANEW DEVELOPMENT, LTD.
(In Dissolution)



RBC
FINCO


NOTICE

RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:;

"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot portion of Land Winton.
Estates situated in the Eastern District on the Island of New Providence:
one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon,
is a two-storey Town House Apartment consisting of (2) two bedrooms,
(2) bathrooms.

Property Size: 7,800 sq. ft.
:Building Size: 1,585 sq. ft.

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in a Mortgagej
to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS LIMITED.,'

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope, addressed.
to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O. Box N-7549, Nassau,-
Bahamas and marked "Tender 0629". All offers must be received by the:
close of business 4:00 pm, Friday 14th October, 2005.i










COMPUTERS LIMITED

We regret to inform our valuable clients that two
of our telephone lines are temporarily out of order.

BaTelCo assures us that this matter
will be resolved urgently.

In the interim please use the following
telephone numbers:
394-6639
394-6640
394-6646
or visit us at
www.customcomputers.bs

We appreciate your patience.

The Know How Team"

Island Traders Building, East Bay Street
.I


RBC
FINCO


NOTICE

RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS


RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land Unit #104 Casa De Tranquil &
Unit 5A Carefree Condos, West Bay Street situated in the Western District
on the Island of New Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth
of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Condominium Town House consisting
of (2) two bedrooms, (2) bathrooms.

Gross Unit Size: 1,250 sq. ft.

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in a Mortgage
to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope, addressed
to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O. Box N-7549, Nassau,.
Bahamas and marked "Tender 0142". All offers must be received by the
close of business 4:00 pm, Friday 14th October, 2005.


ih iria Ltd'fSlJ MS
Financial Advisors Ltd.
Pricing Information As Of. :'i
7 October 2005,, ,--.:....."__,__..

52wk-HI 52wk-Low Symbol Previous Close Today.s Close Change Daily 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%
1000 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 9.25 9.25 0.00 0.618 0.240 15.0 2.59%
2.20 1.53 Colina Holdings 1.53 1.53 0.00 -0.046 0.000 NM 0.00%
9.10 7.05 Commonwealth Bank 9.10 9.10 0.00 257 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 9.50 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 0.00 450 0.526 0.560 16.4 6.47%
6.69 4.36 Kerzner International BDRs 5.43 5.43 0.00 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%
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Veekly Vo EPS$ .Div $ .. Yield
13.00 12.50 Bahamas Supermarkets 12.25 13.25 11.00 1.488 0.960 9.1 7.25%
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 10.00 10.35 10.00 0.000 0.800 NM 7.80%
0.60 0.40'RND 'Holdings 0.29 0.54 0.00 -0.044 0.000 NM 0.00%
43.00 28.00 ABDAB 41.00 43.00 41. 2.220 0.000 19.4 0.00%
16.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 12.33 13.33 12.50 1.105 0.810 14.6 6.93%
0.60 0.35 RND Holdings 0.29 0.54 0.35 -0.103 0.000 N/M 0.00%
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Fund Name NAV YTD% ast 12 Month Div $ Yield %
1.2543 1.1855 Colina Money Market Fund 1.254348*
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 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.255981**
1.1347 1.0631 Colina Bond Fund 1.134722* "

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
52wk-Low Lowest closing price In last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week
Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mnhs
Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months NIM Not Meaningful
P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1. 1994 = 100
- AS AT AUG. 31, 2005/ "* AS AT AUG 31. 2005
- AS AT SEPT. 16, 2051 "* AS AT SEP. 30, 20051/** AS AT SEP. 30, 2005
WOT A ECALL. ..L.......2700 /Fl.L.Y.22..6..8


PAGE 4B, MONDAY, OCTOBER ,10, 2005


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MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2005, PAGE 5B


THE TRIBUNE BUSINESS


THE COLLEGE OF


Visit our website at www.cob.edu.bs


THE .

EFDUcA


STAFF VACANCIES

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for the following positions:


Assistant Bookstore Manager

The successful candidate wHll report to the Bookstore Manager and assist the Manager by performing the following duties:
Manage the general operation of the bookstore and open/close the bookstore on a daily basis in coordination with the Manager
and in accordance with College shift policy.
Order textbooks in coordination with the Office of Academic Affairs and ensure the timely receipt of textbooks to meet College
course timelines.
Purchase all general merchandise required for resale after predetermining the appropriate reorder quantities and costs.
Ensure orders are received accurately and the correct mark-up prices are applied to all items purchased.
Forward approved purchase orders, matching delivery receipts, vendors statement and invoices to Accounts payable for payment
Develop shift schedules for bookstore staff to accommodate opening store hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through
Saturday.
Assist in interviewing potential bookstore assistants, train, supervise, evaluate and discipline bookstore employees
Oversee daily sales operations and ensure that end-of-day sales reports and bank deposits are correctly prepared for cash/credit
card/scholarship transactions.
Report and document all overages and/or shortages to Manager and Financial Controller.
Participate in the daily operations of the store by constantly patrolling the store to ensure that security is adequate, all merchandise
is properly displayed and customers' queries are answered..
Maintain inventory control by periodic taking physical inventory and comparing with point-of-sale database. Review/approve
returns, mark-up and mark-downs.
Perform other related duties as required.
Qualifications/experience
An Associate Degree in Accounting or Business. Minimum of three (3) years experience in a similar position
Experience with automated financial application is an advantage Trustworthy and of good character
*Meticulous and ability to work under pressure

Bookstore Clerks/Assistants

The successful candidates will report to Manager/Asst. Manager, Bookstore and be responsible for the following:
Work 40 hours a week, 8 hours a day, on shifts that will be scheduled between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday
through Saturday.
Daily receipting of sales using the Counterpoint System. Manual receipts must be used if system is inoperable.
Preparing accurate end -of-day sales reports and bank deposit slips.
Reporting and documenting all overages and/or shortages to Manager/Asst. Manager.
Participate in the daily operations of the store by patrolling the store, when not cashiering, to ensure all merchandise is properly
and cleanly displayed.
Assist with the periodic taking of physical inventory when required.
Assist with receiving, stocking and displaying merchandise as required
Perform other related duties as required
Qualificaions/erxpeience
At least a secondary education Experience in a similar position would be an advantage
Trustworthy and of good character Meticulous and able to work under pressure
Willingness to work shift hours and weekends


Purchasing Officer


Cafe Clerks/Assistants
The successful candidates will report to the Manager/Asst. Manager, Cafe and be resipoale for Ide rIwlg:
Working 40 hours a week, 8 hours a day, on shifts that will te scheduled between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Monday through Saturday.
Presenting and maintaining the appropriate health cetficates
Setting up the Caf6 for customer service
Operating and cleaning equipment in accordance with instfiutions provided.
Preparing food and serving
Daily receipting of sales using the Counterpoint System. Manual receipts must be used if system is inoperable.
Preparing accurate end -of-day sales reports and bank deposit slips.
Reporting and documenting all overages and/or shortages tO6 Manager/Asst. Manager.
Participating in the daily operations of the Cafe by constantly patrolling the store to ensure that tables;chairs, comitertops
are always clean.
Assisting with the periodic taking of physical inventory when required.
Assist with receiving, stocking and displaying merchandise as required
Performing other related duties as required
Qualifications/experience
At least a secondary education Experience in a similar position would be an advantage
Trustworthy and of good character Meticulous and able to work under pressure
*Willingness to work shift hours and weekends

Assistant Cafe Manager
The successful candidate will report to the Cafe Manager and assist the Manager by performing the f whlag duties:
Manage the merchandising and operation of the Caf6 in coordination with the Manager and in accordance with College
standard Government health and sanitation regulations.
Oversee food preparation and service, assisting where necessary.
Ensure orders are received accurately and correct prices are applied to all items sold.
Develop shift schedules for Cafe staff to accommodate opening store hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday though
Saturday.
Assist in interviewing potential Cafe support staff, train, supervise, evaluate and discipline Cafe tmpoycs
SOversee daily cash sales operations and ensure that end -of-day sales reports and bank deposits are correctly prepared for
cash transactions.
Report and document all overages and/or shortages to Manager and Financial Controller.
Maintain inventory control by periodic taking physical inventory and comparing with point-of-sale database.
Perform other related duties as required.
Qualifications/experience
At least a secondary education Minimum of three (3) years experience in a food and beverage environment.
Trustworthy and of good character Meticulous and ability to work under pressure "
Interested candidates should submit an up-to-date resume and other relevant documents, by Friday, Odeter 24, 2 St:
The Director, Human Resources Delpa tl
The College of The Bahamas, Nassou, Baham



PESOAL EVLPM.T,


The successful candidate will report to the Financial Controller and be responsible for the following along with other duties:
Implement policies and procedures for inventory control: timetable for inventory counts, setting inventory re-order levels,
determining inventory obsolescence, and managing cost
Liaising with the appropriate Department Heads to ensure that policies and procedures relating to the ordering, payment, receipting,
issuing and costing of all assets/inventory items ordered are being correctly implemented
Account for and minimize inventory shrinkage, loss & damages
Calculate landed costs of all goods imported
Reconcile inventory balances with General Ledger accounts on a monthly basis
Manage the operations of the Purchasing/Receiving Department in accordance with College policies to ensure that:
authorized Purchase Orders are processed timely, authorized goods are properly receipted, stocked and issued to the relevant
department, goods received are accompanied with the proper invoice, quoting the authorized purchase order, vendor invoices
approved for payment and submitted to accounts payable
Stock and iamitain/supervise inventory control of the following:
0 Food & Beverages 0 Stewarding
0 Office Supplies 0 Copy Paper
0 Building Maintenance Supplies 0 Computer Supplies
0 Copy Machine Parts 0 Chicks & chicken feed
Issue supplies in accordance with College policy and procedures. Ensure that the issuance of supplies are properly assigned to
the correct department and that the relevant data entries are made in Great Plains.
Qualifications/eperience
Associate Degree (or equivalent) in Accounting or related field from an acceptable institution
At least five (5) years experience in performing similar duties
*Competency in Microsoft Excel & Word
Knowledgeable about Financial Reporting
Personal Qualities
Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
*Ability to meet deadlines with minimum supervision
Strong self-motivation, a positive attitude and willingness to work flexible hours when necessary.

Chief Accountant

The successful candidate will report to the Associate Vice President/Financial Controller and be responsible for the following along
with other duties:
Manage the opetations of the Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, General Ledger/Budget departments and Fixed Assets
Oversee the operations of the Accounts Payable department to ensure the timely payment, recording, documentation, filing and
reporting of College expenditure
Classify and code invoices and transactions in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and the approved chart
of accounts
Manage the operations of the Income Audit/Cashiers department to ensure the timely preparation of daily revenue receipts reports
Ensure that all revenue and cash receipts are reconciled and posted to the Great Plains General Ledger on a daily basis
Ensure that all bank reconciliations are prepared on a monthly basis and all relevant journal entries posted
Prepare month end accrual and prepaid journal entries
Determine and post monthly entries for depreciation, amortization, cost of goods sold (books, food & beverage)
Liaise with the Bookstore, Caf6, Business Centre, Freeport and other satellite campuses to ensure that all revenue is collected
and all monies deposited to the appropriate bank accounts and that Great Plains is updated in timely manner.
Produce monthly Revenue, Expenses, Ministry of Finance, & Budget vs. Actual reports
Prepare Balance Sheet reconciliations and analytical spreadsheets for the corresponding expense accounts
Perform other related duties as required
Qualificaioasexperiene
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) in Accounting from an accredited institution.
At least five (5) years experience in managing/supervising an accounts department
Knowledge of Great Plains/PowerCampus System would be an asset
Personal Qualites
Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
'Ability to meet deadlines with minimum supervision
Strong self-motivation, a positive attitude and willingness to work flexible hours when necessary.


Accountant
The successful candidate will report to the Chief Accountant and be responsible for the following along with other duties:
Manage the operations of the Scholarship department ensuring that all donor accounts are reconciled, bills submitted on a timely
basis and scholarships receivables are collected on a timely basis
Ensure that all scholarship transactions are posted daily to Great Plains.
Manage the creation of scholarship codes and tuition received in advance.
Administer COB Awards and tuition waivers
Administer deferred payment plans and ensure collection of the same
Administer students' credit balances and security deposits
Liaise with the Purchasing Officer/Bookstore Manager to reconcile financial inventory with physical inventory for Fixed Assets
and Inventories (Text Books, Office & Stationery Supplies, Food & Beverage Supplies, Computer Supplies, Maintenance &
Cleaning Supplies)
Maintain fixed asset register to account for additions & deletions and prepare monthly depreciation analysis for the following:
0 Buildings 0 Leasehold Improvements
0 Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment 0 Computer Equipment
0 Computer Software 0 Vehicles
0 Library Materials
Liaise with the various departments to ensure proper recording for fixed asset deletions and ensure that appropriate journal entries
are recorded
Perform other related duties as required
Qualifications/experience
Associate Degree (or equivalent) in Accounting or related field from an acceptable institution
At least three (3) years experience in performing similar duties
Competency in Microsoft Excel & Word
Knowledgeable about Financial Reporting
Personal Qualities
Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to meet deadlines with minimum supervision
Strong self-motivation, a positive attitude and willingness to work flexible hours when necessary.


COURSE NO. SECT COURSE DESCRIPTION


BUSINESS
CUST900
COMPUTER
COMP 941
COMP960
COMP930
COSMETOLOGY
COSM804
DECORATING
DECO800
DEC0801
FLOR800
FLOR801
FLOR802

ENGLISH

ESL 900


LANGUAGES

FRE 900

MANAGEMENT


MGMT902


MEDICAL

MEDT900 01
SEWING
SEW 800 01
SEW 802 01


SUPERIOR CUSTOMER
01 SERVICE W/S


01 QUICKBOOKS
01 MS POWERPOINT W/S
01 WEB PAGE DESIGN W/S


01 MANICURE & PEDICURE


01 INTERIOR DECORATING I
01 INTERIOR DECORATING II
01 FLORAL DESIGN I
01 FLORAL DESIGN II
01 FLORAL DESIGN III


01 ENGLISH ASA SECOND LANG.


01 CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH I


HUMAN RESOURCE
01 MANAGEMENT W/S


MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I


BASIC OF FREEHAND CUTTING
BASIC OF FREEHAND
CUTTING II


SEW 805 01 DRAPERY MAKING I


DAY


930AM-4:30PM Thur


6:00-9:00PM Tue
930AM-4:30PM Thur
9:30am-4:30PM Thur/Fd


6:00-9OOPM Tue


6:00-9:00PM Tue
6:00-9:OOPM Wed
6:00-9:OOPM Mon
6:00-9:00PM Thur
6:00-9:00PM Tue


6*00-9~OOPM Mon


START DU,' FEE


13Oct 1dayq


27Sep weeks
130ct 1day
20 & 21 Oct 2 days


$170


$330
$160
$500


11Oct Sweks $225


11 Oct weeks $225
120 CL 8eek $250
13 Oct l weeks 225
1 30ct lOweeks 250
11 Oct 0 weeks $275


1hOct 1OeWik $250


6:00-7:30PM Tue/Thur 110ct 10 weeks $225




6:00-9:OOPM ThU/Fri 20 &21 Oct 2 days $350


6:00-9:00PM Thur


6:00-9:OOPM Thur
6:00-9:OOPM Mon
6:00-9:00PM Tue


10 wees $225


60 d 10weeks $225
10Ocd I lOwietes $250
1ct lO10 ks $225


Superior Customer Service
This workshop is designed to provide participants with an overview of the fundamentals of superior customer service. It focuses oea oont r
value, retention and relationship building and employee motivation.


Date:
Time:
Venue:
Tuition:


13 October 2005
9:30am 4:30pm
Choices Restaurant, Bahamas Tourism and Training Centre
$170.00


Effective PowerPoint Presentations
This workshop is designed to provide participants with an overview of the fundamentals of Microsoft Powerft? It focesmdevelaping
effective and dynamic PowerPoint presentations.

Date: 13 October 2005
Time: 9:30am 4:30pm
Venue: CEES Computer Lab, Moss Road
Tuition: $160.00

Web Page Design
This course will cover Web Page Creation, Web Site Management and HTML. Persons who enjoy fiddling wih kom and wouf like
to create their own web pages are encouraged to attend. Specific topics will include Formatting, Gnraphics, Mui Form and Tables
and hosting of web pages.
Date: Thursday, 20th & Friday 21st October, 2005
Time: 9:30am 4:30pm
Venue: CEES Computer Lab, Moss Road
Tuition: $550.00
Human Resource Management Workshop
This two-day workshop is designed to equip managers and leaders in organizations and enhance the skills of current Human Resorce
professionals with the theory, tools and techniques required for effective human resource management practices in today's workplace.
Date: Thursday, 20th & Friday 21st October, 2005
Time: 9:30am 4:30pm
Venue: Choices Restaurant, Bahamas Tourism and Training Centre
Tuition: $350.00
ENQUIRIES: Contact the Co-coordinator at Tel: (242) 325-5714 / (242) 328-0093/328-1936 or email nlacrixcob.d.bs. All fees
are included with the exception of the application fee of $40.00 (one time). When subaittlg applcati, Idldly i fet
the first four pages of your passport. CEES reserves the right to change Tuition, Fees, Course Content, Couse $c ndlm a


Fall Semester







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LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

XAKIS LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the -
9th day of June, 2005. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp.
Inc., of P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)





LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE


TACONITE INVESTMENTS LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the 22nd
day of September, 2005. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp.
Inc., of P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


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dependent on realising the
projected revenues from the
$1.06 flat tax rate imposed on
unleaded gasoline.
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TERRACE, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any
person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement of the
facts within twenty-eight days from the 10TH day of OCTOBER,
2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.


gestion to make to any gov-
ernment," Mr Smith added of
the cut proposal.
Because the $1.06 was
imposed on a per gallon basis,
and was a percentage of the
total price, Mr Smith pointed
out that because gasoline
prices in the Bahamas had
risen due to world oil market
pressures, the Government's
take had fallen and was now
around 35 per cent.
Mr Smith said this was in
line with the average 35 per
cent import duty imposed by
the Customs Department.
Stamp tax of around 7 per cent
is levied on all imports, and
the Government's stamp tax
on unleaded gasoline is also 7
per cent per gallon.
Prices
Acknowledging the impact
rising oil prices had on all non-
producing countries, such as
the Bahamas, Mr Smith said
that rather than look at gov-
ernment tax and retail and
wholesale margin cuts, this
nation had "to look at fuel effi-
ciency and alternative energy
sources" for a solution.
Actions such as margin cuts,
Mr Smith said, were simply


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Caribbean, Bahamas and Belize. We are the region's largest publicly traded bank with over
3,000 staff serving over 5.3 million people in 16 countries. We manage over 700,000 active
accounts via 100 retail branches and corporate/international banking centres.



MANAGER INVE~SBTIGTIN (PEAIO S


Responsibilities:
* To manage the active investigation and liquidation of all
outstanding items in agreed specific accounts across the region
* To take ownership of establishing and guiding regional teams
engaged in investigation activity.
* To ensure the timely and accurate production of periodic status
reports on the Suspense and General Ledger accounts
* To provide expert analysis, identify trends and changes and
make recommendations to senior management in areas within
the organisation that need improvement in accordance with
the organisation's Internal Controls and Service Level
Agreement criteria
* To manage the relationship between the relevant department
and the internal/external units, thereby ensuring that all ;
identified issues are resolved and actioned
* To be accountable for the Risk and Control requirements of the
Investigations Unit
* To evaluate the unit's performance, developing new features in
the department where required, ensuring that Internal Controls
is given full priority and highlighting areas of strengths and
concerns
* To manage and control the unit's budget and resources


Responsibilities
* To establish and strengthen the production of periodic
financial reporting to all bank areas for reconciliations,
investigations, and verifications
* To take responsibility for the timely, complete and accurate
production of all regional management reporting related to
internal General Ledger and Bank account reconciliation
* To ensure that the reconciliation systems used are operating
within agreed parameters
* To provide expert analysis, identify trends and changes and
make recommendations to senior management in areas that
need improvement so Internal Controls and Service Level
Agreement criteria are met
* To manage the relationship between the relevant department,
the internal and external audit teams and Finance, thereby
ensuring that all audit items are resolved and actioned
* To be held accountable for the department's Risk and Control
requirements
* To take responsibility for evaluating the unit's performance,
developing new features in the department where required,
ensuring that Internal Controls is given full priority and


Applications with detailed r4sum6s should be submitted no
later than Monday 17th October, 2005 to:
Marisa Chadderton
Operations & Technology Resource Officer
FirstCaribbean International Bank
Head Office, Warrens
St. Michael
Barbados
Tel: (246) 367-2142
Email: marisa.chadderton@firstcaribbeanbank.com

Only applicants who are short-listed will be contacted.


Prerequisites:
* A minimum of five (5) years in a managerial role and in a large
operations centre environment (preferably in the financial services
industry)
* Proven track record of excellent people management and team
building, especially where it relates to Remote Management
* Ability to operate under strict timelines and over extended periods of
time, particularly during peak periods
* Experience in the use of business processes and accounting policies to
resolve investigations
* Demonstrated banking and accounting knowledge. (Foreign currency
accounting experience would be an asset)
* Experience in the use of operational and automated banking and
reconciliation systems
* An understanding of the use of technology to achieve targets and goals
* Developed communication and computer literacy skills
* Good decision-making and problem-solving skills
* Good accounting, analytical, and reporting skills
* Well-developed negotiation and persuasion skills


highlighting areas of strengths and concerns in order to ensure compliance
with the Internal Controls environment within the Reconciliations area
* To prepare and control the unit's budget
* To identify deficiencies within the relevant departments for the purpose of
developing and implementing enhancements and improvements
Prerequisites
* A minimum of four (4) years in a similar role and in an operations
environment (preferably in the financial services industry)
* Extensive Audit, Risk Management and Internal Controls experience
* Advanced knowledge of accounting, particularly Financial and
Management Accounting
* Proven experience in people management and team-building, especially
where it relates to remote management of resources
* Evidence of strong planning skills
* Strong decision-making and analytical skills
* Good accounting, analytical and reporting skills
* Well-developed organisational skills
* Excellent relationship-building skills
* Experience in foreign currency accounting will be an asset


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"deferring the decision" until it
was too late.
Mr Smith's remarks found
support from Marion Johnson,
the Small Business Associa-
tion of the Bahamas' corpo-
rate secretary.
During a presentation to a
Bahamian Forum meeting on
energy, Mr Johnson called for
this nation to develop a
National Energy Policy that
both curtailed and discouraged
the use of fossil fuels, such as
oil, and encouraged both alter-
native energy sources and
energy-efficient designs.
"What we must focus on is a
comprehensive energy policy
that aims to reduce substan-
tially our reliance on fossil
fuels in our daily lives," Mr
Johnson said.
He added that in 2004, some
$365 million or 20 per cent of
the Bahamas' total $1.81 bil-
lion import bill went on pur-
chasing fuel, and reducing this
would strengthen this nation's
foreign reserves.
Mr Johnson said small busi-
nesses were all impacted by
oil price rises, as the increase
in production costs forced
companies to pass higher
prices on to consumer, lower-
ing demand for their products.
In addition, consumers were
already having to pay higher
electricity prices, lowering
demand further by having less
money to spend.
But he pointed out that oil
price shocks were nothing
new, and when adjusted for
inflation and government tax-
es, the per gallon price of gaso-
line is now where it was in
1981.
Alluding to the PetroCartbe
initiative, which the Govern-
ment has still to make a ddci-
sion on, Mr Johnson said that
cheaper fuel today "doesn't
mean that it will be so tomor-
row".
If the administration went
ahead and created a National
Energy Agency,. he urged it
not to force the oil companies
- Texaco, Esso and Shell -; to
buy from it. Instead, it should
be an option for them to use.,
Mr Johnson said: "In fact, if
the Government is ablei~to
negotiate cheaper fuel, it will
only provide us with a false
sense of security and keep, us
from pursuing this national
energy policy."
In devising a National Ener-
gy Policy, Mr Johnson soid
that on transport, the Govern-
ment should increase duty and
licensing fees on SUVs and
vehicles with large engines,
while lowering duty for small-
er and standard shift vehicles,
and abolishing it for hybrid
cars.
Subsidise
He also urged the Govern-
ment to subsidise construction
"of alternative fuel stations"
and implement a proper mass
transit system.
Mr Johnson said Bahamians
should focus on solar power,
making use of the constant sun
this nation enjoyed. Duty
should be raised on conven-
tional heaters, he suggested,
and "greater rewards" and
competition among architects
- to design energy-efficient
homes needed to be created.
Mr Johnson also advocated
that energy-efficient resorts
needed to be rewarded, while
all new subdivisions and jiv-
ing areas needed to be
designed with shops in walking
distance, rather than force
people to drive.
As for the Bahamas Elec-
tricity Corporation (BEC); he
asked: "What about BEC and
the surcharge? How efficient is
BEC's operation? Is the entity
being run at optimal capaci-
ty? Has BEC's operation been
audited to see how it could
deliver its services more
cheaply? Have we given any
serious considerationJto liber-
alisation of thlie sector and per-
mitting private companies to
compete to provide electricity
to the island's grid?"


I


MANAGER ACCOUNTING & CONTROL (OPERATIONS)


BUSINESS







MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2005, PAGE 7B


-THE TRIBUNE


Sa UNCOLLECTED

S O LONG-TERM BENEFIT CHEQUES


FROM page 1B

ownership known as fraction-
Ial ownership and use of a lux-
ury private villa that provides
clients with the benefits of a
resort home without having to
maintain it.
Shared
Ownership is shared between
different clients, with 12 shares
offered in each villa, and clients,
able to purchase more than one






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share. Owners have equal
access to all villas in their mem-
bership class, meaning that the
owner of shares in a three-bed-
room property will have access
to all three-bed villas.
80/50 Great Exuma is not a
timeshare project, instead
being designed as a private club
with only owners able to use
and have access to their villas,
subject to reservation policies
and procedures.
The 80/50 Great Exuma's
ultimate owner is a US-based
company, Coast Pacific Asset


The individual will
responsibility for all
of the entity.


Management Rincon Ven-
tures (CPAM-Rincon), which
is financed by institutional
investor money and develops
high-end fractional ownership
developments in resort loca-
tions.
Principals
The company's Los Angeles-
based principals are William
Boehringer and Sean Combs,
who say they have more than
30 years' combined experience
building custom homes and


be expected to assume
corporate administration


Qualifications include but are not limited to the
following:


* Incorporation of Bahamas International.
Business Companies and similar structures in
various jurisdictions
* Ongoing company administration, i.e.
preparation of minutes, resolutions, proxies,
powers of attorneys, etc.
* Continuation and Dissolution of companies
* Knowledge of Spanish, Portuguese and/or
french would be an asset
* Compensation commensurate with experience

and qualification


Please send inquiries to:


Managing Director at facsimile #327-3967
(no telephone calls or emails please)


The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday

21st October 2005.


luxury multi-family residences
in locations such as Los Ange-
les and Orange County, Cali-
fornia, and Aspen in Colorado.
The two joined forces to cre-
ate CPAM-Rincon in 2001, and
that entity owns Meridian
Development LLC, the com-
pany which designs, builds and
sells the 80/50 private residence
clubs.
Apart from Great Exuma,
Meridian is also working on the
80/50 Mammoth, a private res-
idence club at Mammoth
Lakes, California.


The names of persons with outstanding Long-Term Benefit
cheques are listed below. These persons are kindly asked
to collect their cheque(s) from the Pensions Department
of the WULFF ROAD LOCAL OFFICE.

For further information, you may contact the Department
at telephone number 356-2070:


NAME


Edward BODIE
Shirley BRAYNEN
Harold BROWN
Doreen CLARKE
Alceus CLERVILIEN
Nathalie COLEBY
Valerie DARVILLE
Violet FLOWERS
Mertland HIGGS
Delinda JOHNSON
Portia NEWBOLD
Elsaida TAYLOR
Charles TINKER
Flora WELLS
Janetta WHITE


ADDRESS


Mt. Rose Avenue
Sunshine Way
Wulff Road
Moss Town
Minnie Street
St. James Road
Hampton Road
East Street South
Skyland Drive
Nassau Village
Nassau Village
Lyon Road
Lyon Road
Washington Street
St. Charles Street


LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

YUEN YUEN LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
15th day of June 2005. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp.
Inc., of P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liq ui0 a tr


BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION

TENDER FOR THE PROVISION OF REPAIRS/
REPLACEMENTS
TO POWER STATION BUILDING GREAT HARBOUR CAY
TENDER NO. 590/05

The Bahamas Electricity Corportation invites tenders from eligible bidders for
the provision of repairs and replacements to the power station building as
described above.

Bidders are required to collect packages from the Administration Office, Blue
,i!L& Tucker Roads bycont ting:-

Mrs. Delmeta Seymour
Administrative Officer
Blue Hill & Ticker Roads
Nassau, Bahamas
Phone No. 302-158'
Fax No. 323-6852

Tenders are to h'anfd-delivered o6n0r before 19 OCTOBER 2005 by 4:30pm
and addressed as follows:

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

Attention: Mrs. Delmeta Seymour

Marked: Tender No. 590/05' ..

"POWER STATION BUILDING REPAIRS GREAT HARBOUR CAY"

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


GRAND BAHAMA SHIPYARD LIMITED

VACANCY WITHIN THE PROJECTS DEPARTMENT

Naval Architect
QUALIFICATIONS:
A technical academic background comprised of a degree from a recognized institution
in Naval Architecture
At least 2 years experience in ship design working in a shipyard or technical support
office
Fully conversation in modern computer aided design techniques and Naval Architecture
processes.
Time management skills
Self starter
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to be an effective team player
Customer awareness skills enabling the successful candidate to preform effectively
with the departments' internal and external customers.
Fully cognizant of the importance of inter-departmental support
Capacity and motivation to frequently work indeterminate hours
RESPONSIBILITY:
* Responsibility for technical support to all departments in the shipyard including but not limited
too:
Drawing production & control
Physical plant and system design
Material design & specification
Qualified applicants are asked to submit a letter of application along with relevant documentation
to:
Personnel Manager
Grand Bahama Shipyard Ltd.,
P.O. Box F-42498-411
Freeport, Grand Bahama
CLOSING DATE: 17 October, 2005


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Major International- Institution

wishes to hire a junior corporate

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NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that MILBERT BELTON, ENESAS
ST., NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 10TH day of OCTOBER, 2005 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that THEOPHILE WILSON, GIBBS
CORNER, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that
any person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 3RD day of
OCTOBER, 2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that EMILIENNE JOSEPH, MACKEY
STREET, HILLSIDE STATES, P.O.BOX FH 14168, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 3RD day of OCTOBER, 2005 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.




3^aeo co L

HAS VACANCIES FOR
Club Director
Candidate should have:
four to five years experience
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


*landscape
* manage up to 30 employees


Please send resumes to:


Attn. of Human Resources
,.'. ; i "^ : 0 Bodhs-os5t" i-
Marsh-Harbour, Abaco
Bahamas


* U


FROM page 1B

courts".
In a 19-page review of the
proposed Bill, the Chamber
and other private sector organ-
isations said: "The Bill is blan-
keted with reasons that the
Minister can summarily con-
vict people. The criminal aspect
of this is objectionable and
these should be removed and
.left to the discretion of the
Courts.
"The overriding concern
regarding this Act is the power
granted to a single person [the
minister] while attempting to
limit the power of the courts.
We all share concerns that Acts
such as these that make it less
likely that matters will go
before the courts distort the
fundamental democratic sys-
tem ie; the Constitution, the
court, Parliament, citizens and
civil society. We cannot empha-
sise enough that if there is a
perceived problem with the
court system, this should be
fixed, rather than circumvent
the system."
Minister
For instance, the first three
subsections in Clause 15 -
"Minister to Restrict Imports"
- of the Consumer Protection
Bill allow the minister to "pro-
hibit the importation or expor-
tation of goods of any class or
description of goods", prohibit
imports of certain goods unless
he grants a licence to do so,
and "regulate the distribution,
purchase or sale of goods of
any class or description".
In its review, the private sec-


tor said: "This appears to give
the minister sole discretion to
stop any import: At minimum
the Act should specify the
grounds for prohibiting goods
and/or the minister's reasons
should be stated. The Act
should not take precedence
over the other Act like Cus-
toms etc."
Sector
Instead, the private sector
recommended that this clause
be amended to read that the
minister "may make recom-
mendations to the relevant
government agency for the
import or export of goods pro-
viding reasons and proof for
his decision".
In its Consumer Protection
Bill review, the private sector
said the legislation was miss-
ing the 'Application Section'
found in Section 3 of most Acts
of Parliament.
The review said: "The Appli-
cation section should make it
clear who the Act is applica-
ble to individuals, business-
es, manufacturers, producers,
sellers of commodities and
whether or not the Crown will
be bound by the Act. It is the
opinion of the Chamber that
the Act should bind the Crown
and be applicable to govern-
ment ministries, departments,
agencies and corporations.
"Government services
should also be included along
with a judicial appeal process
and the right to sue the Gov-
ernment for libel and/or dam-
ages."
Other concerns centred on
Clause 30 (2), which stipulates
that where a supplier fails to


meet the advertised delivery
date, all monies paid should be
refunded to the consumer plus
an amount equal to 10 per cent
of the amount deposited for
each week that the goods are
not delivered. This, under the
Bill as worded, would kick in
after 14 days.
However, the private sector
responded: "How can one be
expected to know exactly when
a product will arrive when we
are dependant on air or sea
transport to receive them in the
country? Suppose there is a
strike at the factory where a
good is being produced. What
if a provider expensed money,
to order the product?"
Delivered
It recommended removing
the requirement to pay for
goods that are not delivered,
and suggested adding that
"orders can be cancelled and
any deposits refunded if the
goods do not arrive unless the
provider can give an explana-
tion".


Further concerns were also
expressed on Clause 44, which
deals with acting on a Bill' of
Sale. .1,
The Bill as currently drafted
said a provider of goods and
services would commit an
offence if he acted on the pow-
ers in a Bill of Sale of chattel
pledge by the consumer, or
employed anyone other than'
Bailiff to recover the chattels"
pledged in a Bill of Sale.
Review
Apart from the Chamber,
the other organisatioris
involved in the review included
the Bahamas Employers Con-
federation, the Bahamas Hotiel
Association, the Insurance,
Institute of the Bahamas, the
Bahamas Manufacturers Rep-
resentatives & Wholesale
Association, the Small Busi-
ness Association, the Bahamas
General Insurance Association,
the Bahamas Motor Dealers
Association and Amnesty
International.


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

Senior Accountant

Requirements:

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)

Duties

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

Requirements

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

Duties

* 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 personnelneeded@hotmail.com.


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CAREER OPPORTUNITY


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


DATA BASE ADMINISTRATOR


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
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* Strong Experience with Oracle 9i, Sequel Server 2000.
* Extensive experience with Structured Query Language
SQL.
* Three to five years experience with HP UNIX & Windows
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* Extensive experience with implementing and utilizing
scripts.
* 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
Administrator.


Applicants should submit resume on or before
October 11th 2005
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FROM page 1B

national co-operation regimes
"encompass the highest regula-
tory standards", although the
Government was now "explor-
ing the streamlining" of the
financial services industry's reg-
ulatory framework. She added
that the regulatory framework
review being conducted by a
government-appointed com-
mittee was intended "to
enhance efficiency as well as
maintaining those standards".
, Meanwhile, Mrs Maynard-
Gibson said the Private Trust
Companies Bill would be pre-
sented to Parliament in "this
quarter of 2005". Meetings to
finalise the Bill, which is now
being circulated for financial
industry feedback, will be held
between private and public
agencies over the "next few
weeks".
The Government was also
"hoping" to present the new
External Insurance Act to Par-
liament before year end.
And the minister confirmed
that PricewaterhouseCoopers
(Pwc) had been hired to survey
the' Bahamian financial services
industry as part of an exercise
by the private and public sec-
tors to update the original Five-
Year Strategic Plan for the sec-
tor. The PwC survey will enable
the second Five-Year plan to


be based on empirical data.
Mrs Maynard-Gibson said
the digitisation of all services at
the Registrar General's Depart-
ment, making them available
via the Internet to Bahamians
across the world, had provided
a platform for e-government.
She added that it would also
help the financial services indus-
try to serve its $2 trillion asset
base over the Internet.
But Mrs Maynard-Gibson
said "one of the main reasons"
why the Bahamas continued to
be competitive in financial ser-
vices was the quality of its pro-
fessionals and executives in the
sector.
"While legal, regulatory and
operating frameworks are
important, the Bahamas will
only be as successful as the
depth and strength of our intel-
lectual capital, our people," Mrs
Maynard-Gibson said.
Recalling the Bahamian ath-
letes whose success ensured
they have their pictures adorn-
ing the walls at Nassau Inter-
national Airport, the minister
said: "The time has come to be
equally as enthusiastic about
the Bahamian entrepreneur
who stands head and shoulders
above the global competition."
Many professionals in the
industry, she added, could "be
recognised as gold medal
Olympians in financial ser-
vices".


* ALLYSON MAYNARD-GIBSON


GN-272

DEPARTMENT OF

PUBLIC SERVICE

VACANCY FOR ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
DEPARTMENT OF COOPERATIVE
DEVELOPMENT, MINISTRY OF
AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES & LOCAL
GOVERNMENT

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons
to fill the post of Assistant Director of Cooperative
Development, Department of Cooperative Development,
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Local Government.
Requirements for the post:
1. A Bachelors Degree in Education, Accounting, Public
Administration, Human Resources, Economics,
Management or Business Administration from a
recognized institute;
2. A minimum of five (5) years experience in cooperative
development or a-relae busines~'developnient (area three-
(3) of which must be ii an administiftive capacity"
The successful candidate:
(i) Must have knowledge of
Credit Unions
Producer/ Services Cooperatives;
Farmers and Fishermen Organizations;
(ii) Should be committed to strengthening and expanding
the cooperative sector and have the,ability to lead
and motivate people for the establishment of
professional organizations;
(iii) Must be a dynamic, motivated, competent individual
who is able to execute the programs of the Department
of Cooperative Development through working closely
with the cooperative sector and potential members,
maintaining high community awareness and public
confidence in the cooperative sector;
(iv) Must also be familiar with cooperative legislation
and regulations. /
The duties of the post include:
(a) Assist the Director with the implementation of policies,
programs, projects and other activities of the-
Department;

(b) Assist the Director with the implementation of
management tools and operations manual for improved
efficiency and productivity;
(c) Promote and facilitate business development policies
and strategies through alliances with national, regional
and international agencies to increase productivity of
cooperative enterprises.
(d) Supervise the operations of the business development
unit.
(e) Direct the Human Resource Program of the
Cooperative Department and cooperative sector in
order to constantly modernize the skills and knowledge
base within the cooperative sector.
(f) Work closely with the Senior Cooperative Education
and Training Officer, to design, produce and
implement effective programs to benefit the business
skills.
The salary of the post is in Scale AF7 ($34,600 x 700 -
$38,800 per annum). Entry point in this scale will be
determined by qualifications and experience.
Serving officers must apply through their Heads of
Departments. Application forms may be obtained from the
Department of Public Service, Poinciana Hill, Meeting
Street. They should be returned complete with copies of
original qualifications, documentary proof of relevant
experience to the Secretary, Public Service Commission,
Poinciana Hill, Meeting Street, P.O.Box N-1418, Nassau,
Bahamas, not later than 21st October, 2005.

Secretary
Public Service Commission


GN-271

PUBLIC SERVICE
COMMISSION

VACANCY FOR MESSENGER
DEPARTMENT OF COOPERATIVE
DEVELOPMENT MINISTRY OF
AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES & LOCAL
GOVERNMENT
Applications are invited from suitably qualified
persons for the position of Messenger, Department
of Cooperative Development, Ministry of
Agriculture, Fisheries and Local Government.

Requirements for the post:

Applicants must be mature persons who have
completed high school to grade nine (9), must
be highly reliable and in possession of a valid
driver's licence and a clean police record.

The duties of the post include:

Delivery and collection of mail, keeping accurate
records of distribution of mail, making deposits
and liaising with Treasury Department, as well
as any other duties which may be assigned.

The salary of the post is in Scale M6 $10,100 x
400 $18,500per annum.

Serving officers must apply through their Heads
of Departments. Application forms may be obtained
from the Department of Public Service, Poinciana
Hill, Meeting Street. They should be returned
complete with copies of original qualifications,
documentary proof of relevant experience to the
Secretary, Public Service Commission, Poinciana
Hill, Meeting Street, P.O.Box N-1418, Nassau,
Bahamas, not later than 21st October, 2005.



Secretary
Public Service Commission


GN- 273

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC
SERVICE

VACANCY FOR ACCOUNTANT
DEPARTMENT OFICOOPERATIVE
DEVELOPMENT
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE,
FISHERIES AND LOCAL
GOVERNMENT

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons
to fill the post of Accountant, Department of Cooperative
Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Local
Government.

Requirements for the Post:

1. Applicants must possess a Bachelors Degree in
Accounting;
2. A minimum of four (4) years experience in accounting;
3. Be fully conversant with Government policies and
procedures.

The successful candidate will:
(i) Serve as the head of the Accounting Section;
(ii) Have the ability to work in groups and motivate
people;
(iii) Have integrity and initiative;
(iv) Be self-motivated and possess a high level of
administrative competence;
(v) Demonstrate knowledge of computerized
information systems used in accounting
application;
(vi) Travel independently to fulfil the responsibilities
of the position.

Specific duties include:

(a) Ensuring that the financial regulations are
strictly adhered to;
(b) Preparation of the annual budget;
(c) Supervision of the Accounts Section;
(d) Coordinating, controlling, monitoring of the
accounting procedures;
(e) Compiling and analyzing financial information.

The salary of the post is in Scale F10 $24,600 X 700 -
$30,200 per annum.


COMMONWEALTH OFTHE BAHAMAS 2005/CLE/QUI

IN THE SUPREME COURT 2005

EQUITY SIDE No.00547


IN THE MATTER of all that piece parcel or lot of land situate
Rose Street, Fox Hill in the Eastern District of the Island of
New Providence, The Bahamas.

AND

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

AND

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


NOTICE


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Attorneys for the Petitioners


Serving officers must apply through their Heads of
Departments.

Application forms may be obtained from the Department
of Public Service, Poinciana Hill, Meeting Street. They
should be returned complete with copies of original
qualifications and documentary proof of relevant
experience to the Secretary, Public Service Commission,
Poinciana Hill, Meeting Street, P.O.Box N-1418, Nassau,
Bahamas, not later than 21st October, 2005.


Secretary
Public Service Commission


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Sailing associations seek




provider for cash prizes


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* SAILING
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
MEMBERS of the Bahamas Boat
Owners and Sailors Association and
the Commonwealth Sailing Associa-
tion, responsible for providing the
boats to participate in the various
regattas, will have to concentrate on
finding a new cash prize sponsor.
Burns House Group of Companies,
who, for more than a decade, have
provided cash prizes for the regattas,
have announced that over the next few
years, they will switch their focus on
providing product support for "on
shore" activities.

Strategies
In a release, signed by the manage-
ment of the company, Burns House
stated that "as the nation expands and
the market evolves, we must adjust
our marketing strategies in order to
obtain our goals.
"The Family Islands play a major
role in increasing our opportunities
for both the marketing and selling of
our products; therefore we have decid-
ed to increase our efforts in assisting


Burns House to focus on providing

product support for 'on shore' activities


the local communities around the
islands."
Under president Garret 'Tiger' Fin-
layson, Burns House had provided a
long-term deal with sponsoring the
Boat of the Year awards at the end of
the year.
Burns House also provided cash
prizes to assist the organising commit-
tee.
The agreement was eventually
reduced to a year-to-year basis. Now it
will cease as of next weekend when
the Harbour Island Regatta closes out
the regatta season.
When contacted, BBOSA com-
modore the Rev. Dr. Philip McPhee
said that Burns House's sponsorship
was not directly to their association or
the CSA.
But he admitted that their decision
to cease their sponsorship will have
an adverse effect on the participation
of the native sloops in the various
regattas.
"No boats will want to go all the


way to the regattas and not get paid to
compete," McPhee stressed. "I guess
we will have to look for another spon-
sor or the grants from the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture will have to
increase."

Owner
McPhee, the owner of three boats,
including the new Red Hot Thunder-
bird that was recently commissioned
on Potter's Cay dock, confirmed that
he received the letter from Burns
House.
But he said he's concerned that
Burns House agreed to support the
regatta associations with products
rather than providing cash prizes.
Tony Knowles, the commodore of
the CSA, was unavailable for com-
ments.
McPhee, however, said that the asso-
ciations will just have to look at other
avenues to subsidise the cash prizes


for the regattas or there won't be any
participation from the boats in the
future.
Burns House, in its release, further
indicated that the committees work
tirelessly to host and organise the
many regattas, homecomings and fes-
tivals throughout the year to simply
and ultimately promote their individ-
ual islands.
And while they are "truly proud to
have been the major sponsor for both
the BBOSA and the CSA,"
Burns House said they are
"extremely proud to continue our
sponsorship of the local regatta com-
mittees."
Burns House thanked the members,
along with the boat owners and sailors
for the opportunity to "support a
major, part of our culture over the
years."
They also wished both the BBOSA
and the CSA much success in their
efforts to further the growth of the
sailing in the Bahamas.


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M By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
THERE was some new faces
at the entrance to the baggage
claim area of the Nassau Inter-
national Airport on Saturday
morning, as more portraits of
Bahamas' elite athletes were
unveiled.
Dominic Demeritte, Christine
Amertil and Leevan Sands
joined track and field teammates
like the Golden Girls, Tonique
Williams-Darling, Avard Mon-
cur, Troy Kemp and Frank
Rutherford on the Wall of
Fame.
The unveiling ceremonies,
which were scheduled as a part
of the week-long celebrations
for the World Championship
team, also give the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture an
opportunity to showcase former


Athletes get their portraits


on the Wall of Fame


athletes who have achieved on
the world circuit, such as Sloan
Farrington, Danny Smith and
Elisha Obed.
The six new faces joined the
other 15 members already
inducted into the country's Wall
of Fame.
Christine Amertil said she will
cherish the moment for a life-
time.
As she reflected back at her
strenuous season one she is
calling a roller coaster ride -
Amertil thanked the Bahamian
public for their support, saying it
is a motivational drive each time


she steps on the track.
Amertil said: "It feels great
to be back home and to be a
part of the week-long celebra-
tions. The celebrations took a
bit long to take place because
our season was so long this year
and everyone was in different
places, but it is always good to
come back home and feel appre-
ciated.
"This year I was up and down
and all about. I probably should
have ran a little bit more fours,
but this year there weren't that
many to compete in just due to
the schedule, so I didn't have


that rhythm like I had last year.
But, overall, I came out with
personal best times, so I think
had a great year."
The Olympic Games finalist
missed out on the final at the
World Championship games,
which were held in Helsinki,
Finland. At the games, Amertil
clocked a time of 51.03 seconds,
just shy of qualifying for the final
rounds.
This was also the case for
Amertil in the 200m, participat-
ing in the first round of compe-
tition with times of 23.88 sec-
onds.


"The focus is to go out there
and compete, better my times.
We have the Commonwealth
Games so early. It is so unusual
to try'and compete at such a
high level that early in the year,
but I am going to go out there
and give it my all," said Amertil.
"I am not too sure about the
200m at those games, but I will
commit to the 400m."
The achievements of the oth-
er athletes are as follows:

N DANNY SMITH
First Bahamian to hold a
world record in the 60 yard
dash hurdles.
Six time All-American at
the Collegiate level
Inducted into Florida State
University in 1981
Record holder in the
-60 yard hurdles at Florida


State University in 1973-
1975


SELISHA OBED:
*The first Bahamian to win an
individual boxing title on the
World level World Junior Mid-
dleweight champion

* SLOAN FARRINGTON-:
Olympic gold medallist ,in
sailing at the 1964 Olympic
Games

* DOMINIC DEMERIMTE:
*National record holder inthe,
200m
*World Indoor gold medalist
in 2004

* LEEVAN SANDS
2003 bronze medalist at the
World Championship Games'
Bronze medalist at the Com-
monwealth Games


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MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2005


The stories behind the news


.POL


* AL


Czech-born investor
Victor Kozeny (pictured
on'the left) of Lyford Cay
was arrested last week fol-
loAing US requests for his
extradition.
kIozeny, a 42-year-old
Bahamian resident who is
an fish national, but was
bor' in Czechoslovakia,
was arraigned before Mag-
istrate Carolita Bethel on,
Thursday...


The Governor General has been asked
to step in to resolve a "constitutional cri-
sis" and appoint a definite leader of
opposition in the House of Assembly.
The House's first session opened with a
bang last Wednesday. Independent MP
Tennyson Wells launched a scathing
attack on the official opposition, as hun-,
dreds of trade unionists protested out-
side the House of Assembly to demon-
strate their displeasure with govern-
ment...(Photo: Franklyn G Ferguson)


Hundreds of trade union members marched on the
House of Assembly last week to push for salary increas-
es, an end to contract negotiations and other labour
concerns. Representatives from almost all unions under
the NCTU's (National Congress of Trade Unions)
umbrella were on hand to make their displeasure known
to MPs returning to the House of Assembly on Wednes-
day following the summer recess.
They carried banners reading, "Labour all for one",
"Stop ignoring trade unions please", 'You can't live on
$4,000 per month, but you want me to live on $1,500 per
month" and "Stop hiring these consultants with high
pay who have no sense of direction"...


M ce Uncle Papa Doc

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* By JOHN MARQUIS
T o a older generation of
Inaguans, the names
George and Willis Duvalier
are enough to induce nau-
sea And revulsion.
In their day, these rabble-rousing
brothers were the scourge of the island -
men who spent their entire lives look-
ing for trouble and invariably found it.
When they ended their days with noos-
es round their.necks at Nassau Prison,
no-one who knew them expressed much
by way of surprise.:
It was always likely probably
inevitable that ,the Duvalier brothers
were destined for a date with the hang-
man. So it proved.
They gunned down a man named
Munroe during a disturbance in Inagua in
the 1930s, having demonised him as a
"company spy". The island was trauma-
tised.
For decades ~fterwards, Inaguans
recoiled at the mere mention of their
names. A.n islanil noted for peace and
tranquillity was Ltorn asunder by their
malign influence.
Since those distant days, there has
always been speculation about whether
George and Willis were related to the
most wicked dictator of his time, Dr
Francois "Papa`l oc" Duvalier.
The answer is. yes, according to 79-
year-old Maureeh Duvalier, a niece of
Papa Doc who isjwell-known in Nassau
as the popular sidger-pomposer Bahama
Mama. Papa Do6 and the brothers were
cousins, she told INSIGHT.


As Haiti prepares to make another .atte ipt at democracy
in a November election, INSIGHT looks atone ofits worst
tyrants Dr Francois 'Papa Doc' Duvalier and his family
links with two brothers who struck fear into the people
of Inagua in the southern Bahamas.


The blood connection between the
ruthless brothers and a man who is said
to have been!responsible for 40,000
deaths during his reign as Haiti's Presi-
dent-for-Life explains a lot. Perhaps there
was a murderous genetic strain which
linked the three of them.
It probably explains, for instance, why
Francois, a studious country doctor who
treated the rural poor in Haiti for no
reward, was transformed by power into a
ghoul whose sheer wickedness made him
an instantly recognisable international
figure of his time.
Ms Duvalier said: "George and Willis
were the sons of Francois' uncle. Francois
went on to medical college. The brothers
were convicted of murder and hanged."
If Ms Duvalier's information is cor-
rect, and she remains sharp and lucid in
recalling her family's past, it settles once
and for all the mystery of the Inagua
Duvaliers and their supposed-links with
Papa Doc, whose reign between 1957
and 1971 struck terror into a nation that
was already on its knees.
In fact, Ms Duvalier claims Francois
was born in Inagua before being taken to


Haiti as a boy, and visited Nassau fre-
quently as a young man after his mother
moved here. It is a version of events dis-
puted by Papa Doc's best-known biog-
raphers, the journalists Bernard Dei-
derich and Al Burt, but mystery has
always been part of the Duvalier story.
And the dictator himself did his best to
conceal details of his past during his years
'in power.
Duvalier's visits to the Bahamas con-
tinued right up to his mother's death in
Nassau in 1930, she said, after which
Francois continued his medical studies
in Haiti and the United States and devel-
oped an interest in politics. With fellow
intellectuals in Port-au-Prince, he became
a fervent black nationalist determined
to promote his country's African her-
itage.
Today, the Duvaliers who remain in
Nassau have no enthusiasm for claiming
lineage with Papa Doc, or the notorious
George and Willis.'But Ms Duvalier
shows little reticence in discussing her
family's colourful history.
"I last saw my uncle Francois when I
visited him at the National Palace in Port-


au-Prince in 1961," she said, "I was
aboard a cruise ship that docked there
and he invited me to call on him,'"
She described him and his wife Simone
later dubbed Mama Doc, an acknowl-
edgment of her immense power during
her husband's reign as "very nice peo-
ple", though she said it's impossible to
gauge the true nature of anyone on the
basis of brief acquaintance.
"I would not venture to say why he
changed so much," she told INSIGHT,
"People, are often like that. They can be
one way one minute and ten minutes lat-
er they are something else because they
have another thing going on in their
heads."
Papa Doc, a voodoo houngan whose
people came to believe he could be killed
only by a silver bullet, certainly displayed
evidence of a dual personality as his Ton-
tons Macoute henchmen terrorised
Haitians in the night, torturing and killing
with impunity.
Ms Duvalier recalls family talk of him
as a young doctor riding a donkey
.through Haiti's impoverished country-
side dispensing treatment for no reward,


Here was a man, she said, who had a
true medical calling. His pro bono work
Seared him the abiding trust of the peas-
ants. It was to become an important fac-
tor in his eventual rise to power.
The ambitious young politician, whose
early intentions seemed honourable
enough, identified childlike qualities in
the country folk and became a paternal
figure. Hence, the nickname that was to
earn him a place in 20th century history.
However, once installed in the presi-
dency, Papa Dod applied his Machiavel-
lian principles to the limit, allowing grow-
ing paranoia to heighten his taste for
intrigue and reprisals. Lacking the b9m-
bast of many Latin American dictators,
he made taciturnity his strength, squint-
ing enigmatically from behind his thick
glasses as he maintained long sullen
silences.
No-one, even his closest aides, knew
exactly what was going on in his head.
What they did know was that any deci-
sion he reached was ruthlessly applied.
This made him an unnerving figure, and
his acolytes quaked in his presence.
A succession of coup attempts most
of them laughably inept made him
increasingly determined to cling to pow-
er. He formed the Tontons Macoute, a
private militia of ruthless thugs, to neu-
tralise treacherous elements in the official
army, and laid the base for 30 years of
family rule. The Tontons were his eyes
and ears and they enforced the presi-
dent's every murderous whim with relish.


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PAGE 2C, MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2005


(Subject: Insight Racial pro-
filing: the case for and against)

I am happy and relieved
that someone has the
courage to call a spade
a spade, despite the
inevitable backlash.
Please, keep it up. I didn't read
Ms Esfakis' remarks, but like
so many others, it appears that
she is content to keep her head
buried in the sand. I wonder
which neighbourhood she lives
in. I live in the Carmichael
Road district, and believe me, I
sometimes wonder if I'm in
The Bahamas or Haiti. I won-
der what Ms Esfakis' tune
would be if they were living in
her neighbourhood and turn-
ing it into a slum.
The financial, social and cul-
tural repercussions of carrying
this large group of invaders -
that's what they are are
already immeasurable and
appearing more and more to
be insurmountable.
E. Sands


INSIGHT came very close
to being inflammatory in its
comments on the Haitian ptob-
lem in the Bahamas. It's onie
of the reasons writers general-
ly steer clear of such subjects.
Anything that can be interA-'
preted as "racial" is considered.
dangerous territory.
However, are we really'
expected to remain silent while:
our country is overrun? The
fact is that Bahamians are
extremely ignorant when it
comes to Haitian history.,
Haitians are not like us. We
need to acknowledge that, or
take the consequences.
J Little, Nassau

INSIGHT remains the most
provocative and enlightening
- journalism in the Bahamas
today. Don't be discouraged
by your critics. Some things
need to be said and you say
them with tremendous force
and eloquence.
D and C Smith


PEE -DBAC


I LIKEjournalism that tells
it likelt is and makes people
think. INSIGHT is powerful.
Some politicians 'think it's too
'powerful. But I get the strong
feejing'that INSIGHT is on the
'people's side, and that's what
counts,
Greg'rahming
*** .*

INSIGHT'S views on the
Haitian problem are to the
point and timely. However, I
fear the problem is already too
big for us to cope with. The set-
tlements are baby production
lines, which means that mass
deportations might be the only
solution. But we all know that's


:es throughout Ihe Bahamas or submitonline at www.caciqueawaras.com


S I was quick to admit that he
would barely be able to win the
leadership race in the party,
but would not enjoy the same
result in a general election. He
just does not have what it takes
S. to attract swing voters, or
young people,
I am a young professional,
S and I was in a conversation
impossible because of our i'with several young people from
international human .rights .; various outstanding profes-
obligations and the chaoticanAd f'?sions, all of whom admitted to
dangerous state Haiti is. ii traditionally being followers of
today. It's very worrying ad.!d the FNM, but said that they
the long-term implications do1' could not support the party
not bear thinking about. with Tommy Turnquest as its
'Geraldine H, Abaco leader.
S***** :They went on to say that
.t was nothing personal, they
IT'S interesting that the PLP think he's a nice guy, butnhot
challenged the Hawksbill the type of leader that The
Creek Agreement because it Bahamas needs at this time;
didn't' want "a state within a This point of view is not limn-
state", with Freeport people ited to the group that I was
living outside Bahamian lawi. conversing with, these senti-
, However, in Pigeon Pea and ments are being echoed in
The Mud in Aba6o, We; have .many places that I go to. I was
two Haitian settlements living ,absolutely amazed at how
outside the law of the land" ^many young former FNMs'that
Would someone kindly explain supported the government in
this anomaly? ithe last election wanted Mr
J B H, Marsh Harbour Ingraham back,
**... ..Those loyal to Tommy, for
whatever reason, seek to try
FNM leadership everything intheir power. to
S'oE tp'lstop what is perceived as the
ONE of the problems inthe. best chance of the FNM egain-
FNM has always been that it g the government, ie bring-
does not listen very well to ing Hubert Ingraham back.
average citizens. I'm a former, They might want to take
constituency chairman for~the lessons from, the FNM leader-
FNM, and one ofthosepeople ship elections of 2001, When
who voted against th n the you don't give the people who
last election. While I'm still t an they want they will make you
FNM at heart do not stib pay at the polls.
scrie to the leadership yl Give the people who they
of Tommy Turnquest, n adI ''want and they will reward you
was one of those people sa fo it by making your party the
ing to the rank-and-filenext government or continue
bers of theFN: "You'rema to be stubborn and remain in
ing a mistake with To inni"' opposition!
"-i Elden Mayne

.'FROM page p,


: -INSIGHT-


THOSE who say Ingraham
will lose the election for the
FNM do not appreciate the
sca' of his support in the Fam-
ily Islands. Since hearing he
was likely to make a comeback,
people have been registering
to vote. They are excited at his
possible return.
Ingrahamite
******

ENJOYED your reference
to Ingraham and Turnquest as
the sorcerer and his appren-
tice. We all had a good laugh at
that one.
Jeremy, Bernard Road
******

UNFORTUNATELY for
the FNM, their ,quabble over
the leadership has made them
look utter fools. If they can't
sort out their own internal trou-
bles, what chalice is there of
them sorting out the country's
troubles?
I'm afraid they're finished as
a political fore. They are a
bunch of cheap opportunists, I
personally think the behaviour
of Symonette and Ingrahamt
with their scheming -and
manoeuvreing, is an absolute
disgrace and a display of con-
tempt for the country. If these
donkeys are 4i dream team,
spare me the nightmare!
Perry Christie, inept as he is,
can look forward to another five
years of power when 2007
comes around. The FNM has
shown beyorid doubt that it
doesn't have what it takes to
run a conch sjill, never mind
theBahamas.
J K BurrowS, West Bay

THE FNM needs to be reti-
tied FMN Fiatally Misman-
aged No-hopers.
Leslie, Cable Beach


and dignified end denied his foes.
Ms Duvalier wishes he were
still alive so that she could instil
into him her strong feelings about
love for others.
"I would express the meaning
of love for p6eple,'4 she said,
"When I first knew him, he was a
very gentle man; just like a doctor
should be. In his early days, he
used to go round the Haitian
countryside on a donkey: nd nev-
er chargedanyone for thejr, treat-
ment. The poop people caine to
trust him."
Their trust Was misplaced.
Duvalier's hatred for the mulatto
elite was intense, but his bloodlust
didn't stop there. By the time
Papa Doe's reign Was at its height,
everyone r whatever their colour
- was afraid to open their doors at
night.
The Tontons became the
bogeymen of the dark hours,
whisking people away to
unknown horrors: Many victims
were summarily despatched, oth-
ers tortured until hideously
maimed, Fort Dimniache, just out-
side Port-au-Prince, gained noto-
riety as the sinister hellhole where
Papa Doc's enemies died
unspeakable deaths.
Meanwhile, the dictator and his
close entourage rarely left the
Palace, a triple-domed white edi-
fice in central Port-au-Prince
which has come tp be regarded
as the only constant in a land of
chaos and change. It was their
seat of power, and continued
occupation of its sutites and corri-
dors was their insurance policy.
Heavily-armed Tontons guarded
the way to Papa Doc's lair.
It is odd that, following the tur-
moil of the last i20 years, the
Duvaliers are now considered rel-
atively benign figures alongside
their successors. -Whatever their
faults, they brought a sense of
order to a country where it is tra-
ditionally in very short supply. In
those days, tourists could walk
the streets in safety. The Tontons
made sure of that.
Baby Doc- himself, having
squandered the family's ill-got-
ten fortune during exile in
Europe, has expressed a yearn-
ing to return to his homeland. Not
everyone resists the proposition.
"Things have gone downhill since
my day," the e playboy once
said, without a trace of irony,
from his Paris hideaway. And
Duvalierists agree, with some jus-
tification, as Haiti's troubles
appear to multiply by the week.
With Haiti moving uncertainly
towards polling day next month,
nothing could better epitomise its
enduring plight than the thought
that the Duvalieis were, in rela-
tive terms, something of a high
point for this benighted land.
Sinister and brutal as they
were, they gave Haiti a period of
stability it has rarely known. "He
was a good man," an elderly Hait-
ian of my acquaintance says of
Papa Doc. "He brought discipline
to my country."
In Inagua, however, the name
Duvalier can still induce a shud-
der or two. George, Willis and
their cousin Francois the country
doctor turned despotic monster -
are three names the island would
rather consignqto history.
Ms Duvalier, meanwhile, tries
to remember the good and for-
get the bad. Bit it's not easy.
John Maquis's book on
Haiti (Papa Dc: The Tyrant and
His Legacy) is due out in 2097.


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I PRIME Minister Perry
Christie speaks in the House os O t e W e
of Assembly last week.
(Photo: Assm Dl a n. "We hear on the radio, with no contradiction, that the
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/ l
Tribune staff)imembers of the FNM in this House have recalled their
....confidence in the leader. We hear on the radio that the
member of North Eleuthera has appeared here this morn-
ing as the acting leader.
"I don't know if it is through ignorance o'r complete lack
of respect for this office or the public, but I don't know -
maybe I don't understand how a man can be deputy to
himself."
Independent MP Pierre Dupuch addresses the FNM
leadership "crisis" in the House of Assembly.

"If they want to be hard, we can play hardball with them
at the negotiating table."
John Pinder, president of the Bahamas Public Services
Union speaks to the media during Wednesday's mass
demonstration in front of the House of Assembly.

"The majority of the sitting members of the FNM, includ-
ing the member for North Eleuthera (Alvin Smith), have
publicly stated that they no longer support the member for
North Eleuthera as leader of the opposition. They voted to
that effect in their National Council and it has been wide-
Skly reported in the press."
Independent MP Tennyson Wells raised a number of
concerns with the FNM leadership row when the House of
Assembly met on Wednesday.

"My intention at this time is to focus more on my pro-
fession and other civic commitments. Moreover, I have
determined that sacrificing or compromising one's reputa-
tion and integrity ought not to be a pre-requisite to public
2 service.''.
Tanya McCartney in a statement that she will resign
from the Senate effective October 31.


H undreds of
trade union
members
marched on
the House of
Assembly last week to push for
salary increases, an end to con-
tract negotiations and other
labour concerns.
Representatives from almost
all unions under the NCTU's
(National Congress of Trade
Unions) umbrella were on
hand to make their displeasure
known to MPs returning to the
House of Assembly on
Wednesday following the sum-
mer recess.
They carried banners read-
) ing, "Labour all Ifor -one";
"Stop ignoring trade unions
please", "You can't live on
$4,000 per month, but you want
me to live on $1,500 per
month" and "Stop hiringthese
consultants with high pay who
have no sense of direction".
John Pinder, newly re-elect-
ed head of the Bahamas Public
Service Union, told The Tri-
bune that government had tak-
en the public service for grant-
ed for far too long.
The BPSU feels that rather
than accept a lump sum pay-
out of $1,300, they would pre-
fer to receive an across-the-
board pay increase of $1,800,
which would amount to about
$150 per person each month.
But this is not the only out-
standing issue affecting the
union, as there remains a num-
ber of concerns, some dating


back at least 14-18 months,
according to unionists.
Hotel union and airport
union members also took part
in last Wednesday's demon-
stration.
***** *

THE Governor General has
been asked to step in to resolve
a "constitutional crisis" and
appoint a definite leader of the
opposition in the House of
Assembly.
The House's first session
opened with a bang last
Wednesday. Independent MP
Tennyson Wells launched a
scathing-attack on the official
opposition, as hundreds of
trade unionists protested out-
side the House of Assembly to
demonstrate their displeasure
with government.
Mr Wells argued that under
constitutional article 82, the
opposition leader must be
leader not only "on paper" but
also in fact as a living political
reality.


CZECH-BORN investor
Viktor Kozeny of Lyford Cay
was arrested last week follow-
ing US requests for his extra-
dition.
Kozeny, a 42-year-old
Bahamian resident who is an
Irish national, but was born in
Czechoslovakia, was arraigned
before Magistrate Carolita


Bethel on Thursday.
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 Corrupt
Practices Act, breaches of an
act pertaining to travel, and
money laundering.
The equivalent of those
charges in this jurisdiction, said
Magistrate Bethel, amounted
to bribery, along with aiding
and abetting and conspiracy to
commit bribery, as well as aid-
ing and abetting and conspira-
cy to launder hundreds of mil-
lions of dollars.
The US alleges that Kozeny
is a part of a multi-million dol-,
lar money-laundering ring. He
wanted specifically in connec-
tion with incidents which
occurred in the eastern Euro-
pean country of Azerbaijan.


FNM Senator Tanya
McCartney last week that she
will resign from the Senate at
the end of the month.
Ms McCartney's resignation
marks the fourth Senate resig-
nation since 2002. The last Sen-
ator to resign was Cyprianna
McWeeny.
In a statement released last
Wednesday, Ms McCartney
thanked FNM leader Tommy
Turnquest and former prime
minister Hubert Ingraham for


giving her the opportunity.
She said that she intends to
focus more on her profession
and other civic commitments.
Ms McCartney's resignation
is effective October 31.


MORE than nine per cent
of the population in the
Bahamas lives below the
poverty line, according to the
results of the Bahamas Living
Conditions Survey.
The report establishes for the
first time a poverty line in the
Bahamas the minimum
amount of noney needed for
an individual to satisfy basic
needs over a specific period of
time.
The poverty rate is slightly
lower in New Providence and
Grand Bahama but sigiifi-:
cantly higher in other islands,
with the highest found in the
southern islands 21 per cent.


FNM MPs were' last week
still uncertain when former
prime minister Hubert Ingra-
ham will take up his position
as opposition leader inp the
House of Assembly.
Current opposition leader,
Alvin Smith, said last week that
he still expects Mr Ingraham
to take over; however, he could
not say when.
The FNM council voted 88-
40 to have Mr Ingraham
replace Mr Smith as the par-
ty's leader in the House.


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to shift leftward are intense." Frum
noted "the sweet little inducements
- the flattery, the invitations to con-
ferences in Austria and Italy, the lec-
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come to judges who soften and crum-
ble."
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ments: Washington dinner parties,
laudatory editorials from the nation's
great liberal newspapers and, perhaps
most important, praise from the smug
savants back at dear old Yale or Har-
vard. Many leading lawyers never
forget their roots in the Ivy League,
where all-knowing professors throw
laurels on judges who "get it" and
scorn those who don't.It takes a very
strong (or very principled) constitu-
tion to do without that flattery.


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9C SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9,2005 INTERNATIONAL EDITION


THE MIAMI HERALD


ISSUES & IDEAS


RAUL CASTRO





A puzzling juggling of masks


HONORS TROOPS: In a solemn military ceremony in 1991, Rail Castro greets the last troops that fought in Angola, saying they had accomplished Cuba's mission there.
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years younger than his
brother Fidel Castro.
Educated: Attended a
Jesuit primary school and
was later sent to a military
school, but never finished
college.
Role in Fidel's
government: Raul is No. 2
to Fidel in everything: First
vice president of the
Councils of State and
Ministers the key
government body and
second secretary of the
Cuban Communist Party.
He has been Minister of the
Revolutionary Armed
Forces since 1959.
Highlights of his record
since 1965: He has forged
the Cuban military into a
powerful war machine that
fought in Angola and
Ethiopia and prepared
Cuba for a U.S. invasion.
After the Soviet Union
halted its massive
subsidies to Cuba in 1991,
he slowly extended the
military into the economy,
running profit-making
firms from tourist airlines
and hotels to milk and
vegetable farms.
Why it is expected he'll
succeed Fidel: Rail
represents three key power
centers in Cuba:
* The 'hist6ricos,' who
fought in the Castro
revolution 1953-1959;
* The armed forces, very
likely the best organized
and most efficient branch
of the Cuban government;
* The economy, because
by 2005 the military was
estimated to be running 60
percent of the Cuban
economy.

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OPINION


JOHN S. KNIGHT (1894-1981)


JESUS DIAZ JR., PUBLISHER I TOM FIEDLER, EXECUIVE EDITOR I JOE OGLESBY, EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR


JAMES L. KNIGHT (1909-1991)


,thc miami HCraU I EDITORIAL



Nicaragua choice: Past or future?

OUR OPINION: SUPPORT DEMOCRACY, PRESIDENT BOLANOS


Robert B. Zoellick, the U.S. deputy secretary
of state, delivered a strong and well-timed
message to some members of Nicaragua's polit-
ical community last week: Support President
Enrique Bolafios and his anti-corruption cam-
paign or risk losing $175 million in U.S. aid and
business ties with the United States. Although
we should be well past the time when U.S.
diplomacy has to resort to such harsh measures,
this is no time to mince words. Nicaragua's
fragile democracy is foundering, thanks to a
backroom deal between discredited politicians
who want to return to power at the risk of
destroying the country's democratic institu-
tions. Sadly, they are aided by moderate politi-
cians and officials who should know better.
ANTI-DEMOCRACY MENACE
If anything, Mr. Zoellick's visit was a belated
but necessary gesture by an administration that
hasn't been attentive enough to the growing
menace of anti-democratic forces in the region.
We hope that President Bush's decision to
attend the Summit of the Americas in Argentina
next month is a sign that this will not be the
case in the remaining three years of his tenure
because things can only get worse. Consider
the sad case of Nicaragua.
Imagine a country in which the leaders of an
ostensibly democratic, pro-business party of
long standing decide to forge a pact with a neo-
Leninist party that doesn't believe in either
democracy or the free market. Then imagine
that the reason for this bizarre behavior is to
save the skin of one powerful individual con-
victed of corruption and sent to jail. And all of
this happens in a country with recent, harrow-
ing experience of "revolutionary" leadership
that was ousted from power only because inter-


national pressure led to free elections. This is
Nicaragua today.
The powerful individual is former President
Arnoldo AlemAn, a conservative former presi-
dent convicted of embezzling $100 million from
the national treasury. His nemesis is President
Enrique Bolafios, his former vice president,
who has spearheaded a courageous anti-corrup-
tion campaign that nailed Mr. Alemin. Instead
of hailing the anti-corruption campaign, how-


ever, many political leaders who should know
better, particularly the members of Mr.
Alemin's Constitutionalist Liberal Party,
flocked to support their fallen chief.
Mr. Al6man has forged an alliance of con-
venience with Daniel Ortega the leftist San-
dinista leader who has lost three elections for
president and wants to run yet again. His suc-
cess would represent a disaster for Nicaragua,
and the agreement with Mr. Alemin is no more


than a cynical handshake between two one-
time antagonists who see in each other's ambi-
tions an opportunity to carve up Nicaragua for
personal gain.
The big losers are the people of Nicaragua,
who deserve decent government and who,
opinion polls show, are overwhelmingly
opposed to the "pact."
President Bolafios' political skills do not
match the ambitious scale of his anti-corruption
program, but he remains a man of integrity. He
aptly describes the political situation today as a.
"rolling coup d'etat," with his ministers under
political and legal attack and the courts strip-
ping them of power to do their jobs. Mr. Orte-
ga's party controls the. courts they even man-
aged to free Mr. Alemin from jail and Mr.
Aleman and his cronies control the National
Assembly. Their goal is to oust Mr. Bolafios
before next year's election.
DECISIVE ACTION NECESSARY
U.S. policy is rightly focused on helping Mr.
Bolafios. Other nations in the region should do
the same. The removal of the president before
the next election would be a setback for democ-
racy throughout the hemisphere. A victory for
the bullying tactics of his opponents would,
encourage similar activity elsewhere and dis- -
credit moderate forces in Nicaragua.
Now is the time for the reasonable members.
of Mr. Alemin's party and others who believe
in the electoral process to make themselves
heard. The choice is theirs. If they act deci-
sively to support Mr. Bolafios and the institu-
tions of democracy, it may hasten the day when
Washington officials feel that it no longer is
appropriate to lecture our friends and neigh-
bors on how to govern their own countries.


So, who is Harriet Miers, anyway?


She'll stay true to her values
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But perhaps that makes Miers the
perfect candidate. Perhaps it takes
someone who did not go to Harvard
or Yale and has never seemed to
care. Miers went to law school at
Southern Methodist University,
which, although respected, was
unlikely to have been a bastion of
progressive thought when she
entered in 1970. As a result, she
likely avoided the flaying of conser-
vative justices that would have been
tattooed in the minds of most mem-
bers of today's Supreme Court. (Five
out of the nine justices, including
Souter and Kennedy and the new
chief justice, John' G. Roberts Jr.,
attended Harvard Law School. One,
Clarence Thomas, went to Yale Law
School.)
Nor did Miers enter the world of
the East Coast establishment after
law school. Instead of fleeing the
conservative confines of Dallas for
New York City or Washington, she
joined a small corporate law firm
and built a successful career as a cor-
porate litigator. Unlike in New York,
where verbalizing a pro-life view-
point often leads to wrinkled brows
and sad sighs, in Dallas many of the
"best people" are pro-life.
Frum, who worked with Miers in
the early Bush years, opined in
National Review Online: "Harriet
Miers is a taut, nervous, anxious per-
sonality. It is hard for me to imagine
that she can endure the anger and
abuse or resist the blandishments
- that transformed, say, Anthony
Kennedy into the judge he is today."
Yet this seems unlikely: Why would
a lawyer who has never seemed to
chase after fame or establishment
intellectual credentials suddenly
long for the embrace of the blue-
state intelligentsia? Isn't it more


Firmly rooted in Texas
conservatism, she won't
suddenly long for the
embrace of the blue-state
intelligentsia.

likely that her "taut, nervous, anx-
ious" personality would not feel
comfortable in such a foreign crowd?
Political analyst Larry Sabato esti-
mates that a quarter of the Supreme
Court justices appointed in the last
half-century have "evolved" from
conservative to moderate or liberal.
There are many reasons why that
may be the case, including what D.C.
Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Lau-
rence Silberman once called "the
Greenhouse effect" a yearning for
positive coverage by scribes such as
Linda Greenhouse of The New York
Times or the desire to be termed a
judicial giant by liberal historians.
But Miers' colleagues repeatedly
say that she doesn't care about any
of that.
It is possible, of course, that she
will "evolve." That's the risk in nom-
inating anyone to the Supreme
Court, and particularly someone
without a lengthy record on the criti-
cal issues. Yet the fear that she will
turn away from the type of people
she has surrounded herself with all
her life (conservative Christians
from Texas) so as to win a welcome
at a Columbia Law School reception
seems far less likely for Miers than
for almost anyone else the president
could have selected.
Marvin Olasky is a University of
Texas professor and editor of World,
a weekly news magazine; Peter
Olasky is a Manhattan lawyer.


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THE TRIBUNE


Does this shambles mark





the end of Ingraham era?


a By JOHN MARQUIS
T he infighting and back-
stabbing.-now going on
within the FNM would
have given untold delight
to Niccolo di Bernardo
Machiavelli.
If there was one thing the astute Ital-
ian statesman loved above everything, it
was the kind of intrigue that left repu-
tations in shreds.
Old Nick. was so much into schem-
ing and treachery that he gave his name
to a political philosophy based on pure,
undiluted ruthlessness.
And be wrote a book called The
Prince in which he advised the influen-
tial de Medici family how to grasp pow-
.er, retain it and use it to best effect.
Machiavelli earned international
renown for his unerring ability to iden-
Stify human weakness and formulate the
means of exploiting it in pursuit of polit-
ical dominance.
As human nature never changes, his
work is as relevant today as it's ever
been. There's no doubt he would have
enjoyed the conniving and conspiring
now going on in the FNM ranks as
would-be and wannabe leaders jostle
for .power. It would have proved, once
again, that what he said five or six cen-
turies' ago is as true today as in the
Medicis' time. Probably even more so.
What would he have made of the pro-
tagonists in this unseemly scramble?
He would have found their machina-
tions baffling, that's for sure.
What about ex-leader Hubert Ingra-
ham, whose followers are urging him
to accept a leadership position he
appears not to want? Here is an ex-
prime minister who will, it seems, con-
sider a comeback only if greeted by
unanimous acclamation. While his
would-be suitors fight among them-
selves, he lingers coyly on the sidelines
awaiting their call.
He will not fight for the position, nor
even accept it unless a red carpet is laid
all the' way to a golden throne. And at
the first sign of resistance, he makes
himself scarce to leave everyone guess-
ing.
Search as I might through the pages
of The Prince, I have yet to find a lead-
ership type quite like this one. Mr Ingra-


ham appears to be a genuine one-off.
His critics thank the Lord for that.
Then there is Brent Symonette. This
man appears to be so indecisive that he
actually sets dates for his next piece of
indecision. His thought processes are
so'confusing, so convoluted, that a par-
ty stalwart told INSIGHT: "He's proved
himself to be the ultimate flip-flopper, a
man who can't make up his mind."
Even Brent's fans are now wondering
whether he's The Great White Hope
or The Great White Dope of the FNM.
They're not sure. Nor is he, it seems.
Dion Foulkes, with one forthright
declaration' of intent, has already dis-
played qualities the other two appar-
ently lack in the context of the latest
leadership battle. He has said what he
wants and has set about achieving it.
Whether he will last the course is the big
question.
Whatever his shortcomings, he has
nailed his colours to the mast and said:
"Catch me if you can." You must give
him credit for that. Many people
already have, and it will show when the
votes are counted at the party's Novem-
ber convention, if he hasn't been talked
out of running by then.
So that leaves Tommy Turnquest.
What Machiavelli would make of him is
hard to assess.
On the face of it, he possesses
absolutely nothing a leader needs. His
critics say he has no charisma, no charm,
no savvy and no grace. When he throws
a tantrum, he refuses to speak to the
press, a tactic most sensible politicians
would recognise as reckless self-immo-
lation.
Journalists traditionally hate politi-
cians, and the feeling is mutual, but
politicians need journalists ,ar more
than journalists need'them. This is 6ne
of those irritating facts of life that Tom-


* HUBERT INGRAHAM


my has yet to grasp.
In spite of his sulks, however, his
admirers see in Mr Turnquest a level of
integrity and decency that appears to
be in short supply elsewhere.
FNM executive member Oswald
Marshall told INSIGHT: "He has sin-
gle-handedly held the party together
over the last three years. He is an intel-
ligent man with a lot of grit. He has a
quiet style, but sometimes' you can't
take quietness for weakness, He will
stand his ground."
That much is certain. While the so-
called "dream team" of Ingraham and
Symonette have become nightmarishly
opaque in declaring their intentions,
Tommy T is on the front-line carrying
his banner and taking all the flak. In
the trench warfare that is modern poli-
tics, he might not be such a bad bet
after all.
What now seems apparent after last
week's unfortunate events is that Mr
Ingraham is not so keen on a comeback
after all, The 88-40 council vote in his


favour as opposition leader in the
House was a far from satisfactory out-
come in his eyes. His ego took a bruis-
ing.
What he wanted, and probably
expected, was a ticker-tape welcome
accompanied by fanfares of silver trum-
pets. What he got was a few torn-up
ballot papers and a toot on a horn.
"When he came into the House of
Assembly on Wednesday, he thought
he would get an enthusiastic greeting.
But no-one seemed interested," said
one admittedly anti-Ingraham observer.
Instead it was Perry Christie, fresh back
from illness, who took the plaudits from
the throng.
So where does the FNM go from
here?
There's no doubt the party's reputa-
tion has taken a mauling in recent days.
Its leadership woes have left it looking
incapable of leading a cub-pack, never
mind a country.
Yet not all hope has died. People like
Mr Marshall clearly believe that the
FNM has a philosophical base that the
electorate will find preferable to the
ineffectual PLP and its sleazy hangers-
on.
It is much more likely, he says, to
attract the level of foreign investment
the Bahamas needs to prosper in the
future. It has a genuine plan for Family
Island development. It does not
approach investors with its hand out.
There is, he says, none of the squalid
under-handedness and corruption that
has always'been part and parcel of the
PLP's make-ip. When the FNM does
business, back-handers are not part of
the deal, he claims.
Apart from the Cable Beach give-
away the sweet deal won from the
Christie administration by the Baha
Mar developers -.the PLP has attracted


As the FNM's leadership wrangle rumbles on, members

are saying that only two contenders have emerged with

their dignity intact Tommy Turnquest and Dion Foulkes.

So is it time to hand over to the new generation after all?


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nothing by way of outside investment,
he says.
"The commissions and committees
the PLP set up are all dreams," he said.
When the general election comes,
whether in 2006 or 2007, the PLP is
going to need more to fall back on than
a bit of infighting in the FNM, said Mr
Marshall,
However, there is no doubt that the
government has drawn sustenance from
the FNM's ongoing troubles. And the
Ingraham-Symonette combo, once
seemingly unassailable, has been severe-
ly diminished by the scrum of the last
week or so.
Asked bluntly whether, on a level
playing field, he would now choose:
Ingraham over Turnquest, Mr Marshall;
said: "I would go for Tommy." This was,
in spite of his great admiration for'
Ingraham's parliamentary.prowess, his'
"ringmaster" style -'and his unparal-:
leled ability to get to grips with his brief
and present his case.
"I just don't believe that, at this time,
we should be looking back. I think
Hubert had his day. The old player was:
good, but ten years of being good is' a
long time. I would go with the new ener-
gy," he said.
With 32 years of FNM involvemeit;
behind him, plus long experience as'a
trade union official, Mr Marshall knows
all about shifting patterns in politics.,
He knows all about who's in and who's
out, who's down for the count, and,
who's in with a shout.
On balance, he says, Turnquest-
Foulkes now looks the likeliest line.-up,
for election at the FNM convention next;
month. By then, he feels, Mr IngrahaAn
might have taken the hint and left by
the back door.
And when the general electid0n;
comes, it will be Turnquest at the helm,
for an FNM victory, he claims. Anid
there isn't a trace of a smile on his fate
when he says it. '
Seven days ago, such a scenario.
seemed an impossibility. But, as the dod:
saying goes, a week in politics is a very
long time.
Sometimes, the spoils go to the oine
who watches and waits. That sounds-
like souiething,Machiavelli would s4y..:
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