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Pair wanted for

three years are

found in Inagua

* By KARIN HERIG Just nine days before, on the
Tribune Staff Reporter day Ferguson was killed, Mrs
Wright reported to police that
TWO men wanted for ques- she had received death threats.
tioning in connection with a Fox The murders :sent shock
Hill murder, which three years waves through the Fox Hill
ago sparked fears of a killing community where people'
spree in the community, have feared a killing spree could
been detained by Defence erupt as a consequence.
Force officers while on routine Bradley Ferguson was even-
patrol. tually tried and sentenced to
Randino "Dinghy" Pratt and death for the murder of the
Deslin Nicholls of Fox Hill, mother and her son in October,
bot k. .ought4Qhtoe:of-fHaitian --2.2004,-.. -
heritage, were discovered Pratt and Nicholls,,who were
onboard a Haitian sailboat on wanted for questioning, were
Monday afternoon. They were never found.
turned over to police officials In a press statement yester-
at Mathew Town, Inagua. day, the Defence Force report-
Since 2002, Pratt and Deslin ed that they discovered the two
have been wanted by police in men when they apprehended
connection with the murder of 38 undocumented Haitian
Kirk Ferguson, which is immigrants attempting to make
believed to have sparked the landfall illegally in the
retaliation killing of Pratt's Bahamas.
mother and her son. Officers on board HMBS
Ferguson, 30, was gunned Bahamas, while conducting a
down in broad daylight in Feb- routine boarding operation in
ruary of 2002, near Sandilands the southeastern Bahamas,
primary school. apprehended the migrants, who
He was thought to be the vic- were taken from a total of four,
tim of a gang "execution", as different Haitian sailboats, and
either part of a "turf war" of turned over to immigration
rival gangs and drug dealers, or authorities at Inagua for pro-
as a reprisal for incidents in cessing.
which he has reportedly Defence Force officials con-
involved. ceded yesterday they are
.The double-murder of Rose- "admittedly challenged by mit-
mary Bennett-Wright, the igation efforts following the cat-
mother of Randino Pratt, and astrophic happenings of Hurri-
her seven-year-old son Jakeel cane Wilma", but said that
Wright on March 6, 2005 was despite this they will "remain
then believed to have been a on the frontlines ensuring, as
revenge killing forFerguson's best they can, the security of
death. Bahamian boarders."
, Mrs Wright and her son were HMBS Nassau is scheduled
shot dead in their beds at their to leave Nassau sometime today
home on Adderley Street, with another consignment of
opposite Saint Augustine's Col- relief personnel and supplies for
lege, Fox Hill. the stricken island.


Turnquest attack on Leslie Miller


* TOMMY Turnquest talks with Michael Pintard yesterday onIssues of the Day
(Photo: Felipi Major/Tribune Staff)


W'By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
TRADE and Industry Minister Leslie
Miller is a "disaster in Prime Minister
Perry Christie's Cabinet" and one that
Bahamians should not have to put up
with any longer, said FNM Leader Tom-
my Turnquest yesterday.
"Leslie Miller has been a disaster as a
Cabinet minister," Mr Turnquest stated
while on the radio show Issues of the Day
on Love 97, with host Michael Pintard.
"It is inconceivable that Perry Christie,
as prime minister, has done nothing to

Victim 'was
having affair'
* By NATARIO MCKENZIE
MURDER accused Angelo Brennen
told a court yesterday that he did not
remember the day Alfreda Pinder was
killed and claimed that he was at home at
the time.
Brennen, who is accused of killing Pin-
der, said the fact that she was having an
affair with a local attorney forced him
into depression. He was under the influ-
ence of drugs and alcohol at the time 'of
her death, he added.
"She was seeing another man, a
lawyer, Anthony McKinney," Brennen
told the court. He said this caused him a
SEE page 11


relieve the Bahamian people of Leslie
Miller as a Cabinet minister," he said.
Referring to Mr Turnquest's remarks,
Mr Miller said that from here on in he
will be "taking the gloves off" when deal-
ing with Mr Turnquest.
"I have been extra cordial and I have
refrained myself from striking out at Mr
Turnquest. From here on in I think I am
going to take the gloves off politically
when it comes to Mr Turnquest.
"Obviously he believes he can get away
with attacking one's character atd I
intend to set the record straight on him so
that all Bahamians can see the kind of


-Police are accused
of hitting woman
in patrol car
* By FELICITY INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter
A MOTHER is furious with police after
claiming that nothing has been done for
her daughter, who was knocked down by a
patrol car in July.
Judy Ingraham, in an emotional plea to
The Tribune yesterday, said she is upset
that she has tried "everything in her power"
to get help from police but to no avail
thus far.
She said her daughter, Peggy Saunders,
was crossing'Mount Royal Avenue on July
15 this year when she was hit by a patrol car.
SEE page 11


person we are dealing with in his 'sterling
character'," Mr Miller mocked.
As the "potcake of the people", Mr
Miller said that his battle with Mr Turn-
quest will be the fight between "the pot-
cake and the poodle".
"Sooner or later I'm going to have to
deal with him, but I'm not going to take
any more foolishness with him. So when-
ever he assails me I will answer in kind.
One would think that he would be spend-
ing more time putting an effort in for his
convention," he said.


SEE page 11


Halloween 'like
a war zone'
* By KARAN MINNIS
Tribune Staff Reporter
DESPITE police warnings; irresponsi-
ble use of fireworks on Halloween night
made New Providence "like a war zone"
and threatened lives and safety, according
to angry parents.
However, some residents claimed the
problem was not confined to Monday
night.
According to Rodney Darville, of Blair
Estates, the problem has been out of hand
for more than a week. He said one of the
fireworks shot off in the area on Monday
night almost destroyed his home.
Yesterday Mr Darville explained that
SEE page 11


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$300,000 for Andros



marine environment


* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Kerzner Marine Foun-
dation is to provide the Bahamas
with a grant for more than
$300,000 over the next three
years for the restoration and
preservation of the Andros
marine environment.
Howard Karawan, the presi-
dent of the foundation's board
;ef directors, announced that the
tahamas will be the first country
;to benefit under the programme,
,which seeks to foster the preser-
vation and enhancement of glob-
al marine ecosystems through
scientific research, education
and community outreach.
Kerzner intends to invest $5
million over a five-year period to
assist in preservation pro-
grammes in the Caribbean, the
Middle East and Southeast Asia.
The Bahamas' grant will be
for $350,000 said Debra Erick-
bon, the executive director of the
,foundation at a luncheon held


at the Ocean Club yesterday.
Ms Erickson, a conservationist
with more than 20 years experi-
ence, noted that the ocean is
enduring a crisis of "epic" pro-
Srtions due to coral destruc-
n, over-fishing and the dump-
i of tons of garbage annually.
The foundation will work
aggressively to combat the dam-
age already caused and to adopt
new prevention strategies, she
said.

Project
It will partner with local envi-
ronmental agencies led by the
Nature Conservancy, the
Bahamas National Trust arid the
Bahamas Sportsfishing Conser-
vation Association for the
Andros project.
Eleanor Phillips, executive
director of the Nature Conser-
vancy, noted that Andros was
chosen because of its impressive
marine value.
It hosts the third longest bar-


ELEANOR PHILLIPS,
executive director of
the Kerzner Marine
Foundation, speaks
yesterday.
(Photo: Felip6 Major/
Tribune staff)

rier reefs in the world, has one of
the most extensive areas of
bonefish bank in the western
hemisphere, and has the highest
concentration of blue holes and
the largest reservoir of fresh
water in the Bahamas.
The area is also home to pop-
ulations of the endangered
Hawksbill and Loggerhead tur-
tles and is a vital nursery aqd
foraging habitat for commer-
cially viable species such as
grouper and lobster, she said.
"Once we create this protect-
ed area it will go a long way in
not only educating people about
the use of their resources but
the need to protect it for future
generations of Bahamians," Ms
Phillips said.

Phase
She explained that the first
phase of the project will be to
conduct a scientific assessment
of the area to determine what
steps should be taken.
Another aspect of the project
will be to expose more Bahami-
ans to the area in an effort to
foster a greater appreciation of
the resource, among the local
population.
Glen Bannister of the
Bahamas National Trust and
Prescott Smith were also on
hand to express their gratitude
to the foundation.
Both agreed that the grant
would go a long way in ensur-
ing that future generations of
Bahamians enjoy the country's
natural resources.
Financial Services and Invest-
ments Minister Allyson May-
nard-Gibson noted that the only
way for the country to move for-
ward is by government develop-
ing more private sector rela-
;tionships.
She thanked, Kerzner for
.'being a responsible -and
.concerned investor in the
Bahamas.


Residents claim police

failed to respond to calls


* By KARAN MINNIS
Tribune Staff Reporter
MEMBERS of the
Monastery Park community are
reportedly outraged at police
for failing to respond to a num-
ber of emergency calls on Mon-
day night.
Three persons who live in the
area told The Tribune they had
to endure a continuous barrage
of firecrackers and children run-
ning though their yards throwing
eggs and fighting.
They claim that despite dial-
ing 919 and being tqld units
were on the way, not a single
police officer ever arrived.
Last week, police urged par-
ents to supervise their children
during Halloween, but according
to these residents, the warnings
were not taken to heart in their
area.
One woman and her daughter


Public transportation plan
THE Ministry of Transport and Aviation says it has begun imple-
menting its plan for a new public transportation system.
Transport officials say they will be in a position to disclose their
progress on the much awaited project in the near future.
"We are in the advanced stages now of moving ahead with the
modeL Very soon we will be making a statement to that effect," Road
Traffic Controller and National Road Safety Committee chairman
Jack Thompson told The Tribune yesterday.
In 2004, Minister of Transport and Aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin
established a steering committee to create a unified, safe and reliable
public transportation systen. To date, however, no progress reports on
the initiative have been issued.


SIn brief


Masked

gunmen in

home raid
POLICE say that they are
investigating a home invasion
in the eastern district of New
Providence on Monday.
Police press liaison officer
Walter Evans said shortly after
10 pm two masked gunmen
entered a home in Sea Breeze
Estates.
The gunmen forced the occu-
pants to the floor and stole jew-
elry and cash.

Booth held

up by armed

robbers
POLICE reported that an
robbery took place at a Quick
Cell booth on East Street South
and Soldier Road.
Sometime after 3pm on Mon-
day, two men in a Nissan Alti-
ma reportedly pulled up.
The passenger reportedly got
out of the car and approached
the booth, where he produced a
handgun and demanded cash.
He reportedly stole a small
quantity of cash and several
phone cards.
The vehicle reportedly sped
off along East Street South.

Embassy

flag to fly

half-staff

BY proclamation of President
George Bush, the flag at the US
Embassy will be flown at half-
staff today in memory of civil
rights pioneer Rosa Parks.
Ms Parks died on October 24
at the age of 92. Her body lay
in state in the Capitol Rotunda
in Washington, DC on October
31.
She is the 30th American and
the first woman to be so hon-
oured. An estimated 40,000
mourners paid their respects.
The funeral for Ms Parks will
be held at Greater Grace Tem-
ple in Detroit, Michigan today.


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claimed four young boys ran
into her yard screaming and
yelling that they were being
attacked.
"I opened my door to see
what was happening, and as
soon as I did three other boys
appeared and started throwing
eggs," she said.
"I let the first four inside and
call both the police and their
parents. The parents came but
the police never showed."
Another resident said that the
next morning his yard was filled
with egg containers and egg
shells.
"The boys had to pass my
yard during the chase and now
my yard is a mess and it pains
me to have to go and clean it. I
also called the police but, no one
showed up," he said.
The Tribune was unable to
contact senior police officers for
comment on the matter.


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LOA NW


O In brief

Inmates are
mostly from
single parent
backgrounds

SEVENTY per cent of
inmates at Fox Hill prison come
from single parent homes.
This figure is drawn from
data detailed in the Bahamas
Prison Service Recognition
Week supplement.
Other statistics reported in
the supplement include:
That 85 per cent of inmates
at the prison are Bahamian.
That 30 per cent of inmates
are between the ages of 15 and
20.
That men make up 93 per
cent of the prison population.
That 50 per cent of inmates
are thought to be illiterate.
That 67.4 per cent of pris-
oners are repeat offenders.
That 43 per cent of inmates
at the prison are on remand.
That more inmates are con-
victed of drug offences than any
other offence, narcotics offend-
ers making up 30 per cent of
the population.
That that the largest reli-
gious group represented in the
prison are Baptists, who make
up 40 per cent of inmates.
That the maximum security
wing of the prison, which was
intended to hold 325 inmates,
now holds 733.

$10,000
presented

to youth
programme

THE Bahamas National
Geographic Information Sys-
tems (BNGIS) centre's youth
club received a huge boost on
Thursday with the donation of
$10,000 to the programme.
The donation was made by
the internationally-acclaimed
firm, International Land Sys-
tems (ILS).
ILS, which is headquartered
in Silver Springs, Maryland, was
involved in both the pilot GIS
Project in the Bahamas in 1999
that was funded by the Inter-
American Development Bank
(IDB), and the re-activation
process in 2003.
It is headed by Peter Rabley,
whose mother Margaret was an
educator in the Bahamas at the
Teacher's Training College, the
forerunner to the College of the
Bahamas.
The company, which provides
a full range of professional, con-
sulting services to support land
administration systems world-
wide, has trained more than 100
Bahamian government officials
in the use of GIS and LIS tools
for integrated land manage-
ment.









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The BMA warns



some practising



physicians 'may



not be licensed'


* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Bahamas Medical
Association has issued a
warning to the public that
there are a number of prac-
tising physicians who may
not be licensed.
On Tuesday, the associa-
tion took out a quarter page
advertisement in The Tri-
bune expressing concern
about what they called a
"dangerous trend."
The Tribune attempted to
learn more about the warn-
ing yesterday, however
medical officials were
either unavailable or
referred reporters to other
offices.
"The Medical Association
has a duty to protect our peo-
ple from those posing as
medical doctors without suit-
able qualifications. In order
to protect life and health, we
must notify our Bahamian
public of this dangerous


N OFFICIALS of
L the Parliamentary
Registration
Department register
voters for the
upcoming general
elections in the Mall
at Marathon yester-
day. Officials say the
turnout has been
slow so far, but urge
persons to register
'early by bringing a
current passport or
voter's card to the
various registration
sites. Officers are at
the mall Monday to
Friday from 10am to
4pm. The process
takes less than five
minutes.
(Photo:
Felipe Major/
Tribune Staff)


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voices concern


trend," the advertisement
said.
The association advised
persons to ensure that
their physicians are licensed
by contacting the Medical
Council of the Bahamas,
which is entrusted
with the licensing and verifi-
cation of medical qualifica-
tions.
It also warned offending
physicians to stop the illegal
practice, saying that under
the Medical Act it is an
offence to do anything relat-
ed to the practice of medi-
cine without a valid licence
or to wilfully or falsely pre-
tend to be a medical profes-
sional.


Yesterday, The Tribune
contacted the Medical Coun-
cil but was told that no one
was available to discuss the
ad and suggested that
The Tribune call on Thurs-
day.
No one answered repeat-
ed calls to the Medical Asso-
ciation.
The Ministry of Health
said the Medical Council
should be contacted about
the matter and Health Min-
ister Dr Marcus Bethel
'referred The Tribune to Dr
Baldwin Carey, the Director
of Public Health.
Dr Carey did not return
calls to his office up to press
time.


Pierre Dupuch 'tired

of being mentioned

in connection with

FNM leadership race'


POLITICAL veteran
Pierre Dupuch protested yes-
terday at being linked with
the FNM leadership furore,
claiming that if he ran he
would "beat the lot of them."
The former FNM minister,
who is now the independent
MP for St Margaret, said he
was tired of being mentioned
in connection with the lead-
ership race.
"I have said many times
that I have never been inter-
ested in the leadership," said
Mr Dupuch. "I went into
politics to do a job for the
people, but I did not want to
be leader.
"However, if I had wanted
to, I would have taken it seri-
"ously, organised my cam-
paign and beaten the whole
lot of them."
Mr Dupuch said he had
been asked many times to
run for the leadership "but
my make-up is not to be
prime minister."
He added: "By their very
nature, they have to be peo-
ple who love the limelight. I
don't have the temperament
for that and I recognise
that."
Mr Dupuch said several
letters were appearing in the
press in the run-up to the
FNM convention and he
resented his name being
mentioned in this context.
Having served in the FNM
Cabinet, Mr Dupuch is now
outside the party and severe-
ly at odds with former prime
minister Hubert Ingraham,
who is still being touted by


N INDEPENDENT MP
Pierre Dupuch

many supporters as a lead-
ership contender.
However, at the last gen-
eral election, Mr Dupuch
was elected as an indepen-
dent, though he made it clear
this will be his last term as
MP.
The F.NM convention,
which starts next week, is
expected to be the centre of
a major leadership con-
frontation.
Current leader Tommy
Turnquest remains deter-
mined to hold his position
against a challenge from for-
mer "dream team" colleague
Dion Foulkes.
Mystery still surrounds Mr
Ingraham, whose supporters
are expected by some
observers to nominate him
for the top job from the con-
vention floor.


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EDITOR, The Tribune
I have been tempted for
some time now to comment on
your October 6 House of
Assembly report under the
heading '"Crisis' in parliament
- Governor General called on
to enter FNM leadership con-
troversy".
I was going to take the med-
dling Tennyson Wells and
Pierre Dupuch to task over the
manner in which they tried to
muddy the waters in the ques-
tion of who was leader or acting
leader of the FNM, but decided
that it was not worth my time.
However, I must say Mr
Dupuch did give me quite a
laugh when he welcomed back
to the House the now recov-
ered Prime Minister, who, he
said, "brought dignity and
integrity back to the office of
prime minister." This, I pre-
sume, was meant to be a veiled
criticism of former prime min-
ister Hubert Ingraham. But
what Mr Dupuch failed to men-
tion was that in addition to Mr
Christie's dignity and integrity
he also brought back with him
to the House a truckload of
indecision. And it is that very
indecision that is killing this
country and has made it so
important who succeeds Mr
Christie in 2007 as prime minis-
ter. An experienced, strong
leader must indeed succeed
him. If not this country is
doomed. #
That is why, I am told, the
FNM is fighting so hard to try to
change Mr Hubert Ingraham's
mind about the leadership posi-
tion. The situation in this coun-
try today as it was in 1992
- is so critical that it is going to
take a seasoned, experienced,
respected and strong prime
minister to pull us off the shoals
once again. That is why as much
as many might like Tommy
Turnquest and Dion Foulkes,
neither one of them is up to the
task. Mr Christie and the PLP
know that. They are terrified to
face an Ingraham, and, there-
fore, they will do anything to
promote the ambitions of Turn-
quest. Unfortunately, Turnquest
and Foulkes, full of their own
conceit and ambitions, are too
blind to see what's being played
out behind their backs.
"Et tu, FNM!" said Mr
Christie as a House member
held a book of Julius Caesar up
behind him so that no one in
the TV audience could miss the
suggestion of a back-stabbing
betrayal only instead of Bru-
tus and Caesar, it was now
Turnquest and the FNM.


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Mr Christie criticised the
FNM for their "immoral"
actions against Mr Turnquest.
What immoral actions?
Mr Turnquest, not Mr Ingra-
ham, led the FNM into the 1992
election. Mr Turnquest lost. He
also lost his own seat. Having
lost the party election, he
should, under the Westminster
system, have resigned. But hav-
ing lost both his.parliamentary
seat and the party's election it
was double reason to resign and
bow out of politics. He did nei-
ther.
Instead and I stand to be
corrected because I was not
there and know nothing about
the inner workings of either the
FNM or the PLP for the sake
of party unity members were
implored to give "Tommy" a
final chance. They probably
now realise their mistake, but
in good faith they agreed to
give Tommy the chance to pull
the party together, show his
leadership ability and get them
ready to fight the 2007 election.
As no one in the opposition
offered to step down to create a
by-election to get him into the
House as party leader, he had to
lead from the floor of the Sen-
ate. A stumbling block, but not
an insurmountable one. If it had
been an Ingraham, it could have
been done. Instead it was a
Turnquest, and it failed.
What we must face is that
Tommy Turnquest is a nice
man, some say he is a clever
man, he is polite, dignified and
disciplined. But he has the aloof


smile of a banker, not the
charisma of a political leader.
So no matter how much is
talked about his dignity, in him
the FNM do not have a future
prime minister.
Of course, Mr Christie and
every PLP who has any sense
will encourage Mr Turnquest
to "stick in there boy, go for it!"
Should Mr Turnquest or Mr
Foulkes become FNM leader-
I am told that in a contest
between Turnquest and Foulkes
the votes will go to Foulkes -
then the PLP's kid gloves will
come off, and it will be on with
the boxing gloves. Mr Christie
and his crew will bash Turn-
quest or Foulkes all about the
ring with the old smear about
an air conditioner, a private par-
ty and school contracts none
of which, in my humble opin-
ion, was ever satisfactorily set-
tled in the public mind when
they were in government. They
will then know about the PLP's
meaning of "immoral action"
when they lay vanquished at the
feet of Mr Christie.
As for Mr Ingraham, the
PLP will do anything to stop
.him. They are terrified of him.
They know that if he steps into
the ring there's no contest.
I am not an FNM. I have no
party vote, nor have I any right
to meddle in the FNM party's'
affairs, but all I have to say to
those of the FNM who hope to
be the next government, you'd
be mad not to recruit Ingraham
to lead you.
For God's sake, Mr Ingra-.
ham, please help save this coun-
try!
JOHN Q PUBLIC
Nassau
October 2005


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EDITOR, The Tribune
HOW inefficient BaTelCo
is at arriving to repair your
phone when it malfunctions
compared with how efficient
they are at disconnecting
your phone for non-payment
- non-payment resulting
oftentimes from not having
received your bill. They are
also very efficient at adding
to your bill, a reconnection
fee.
This government agency,
like the other utility compa-
nies, with all the power to
exact penalties while the cus-
tomer, a victim, is entirely
impotent, entirely without


power or ability to levy any
penalty for poor service or
for the entire lack thereof.
Not only is this lack of rec-
iprocity unfair, it is immoral
and should be disallowed.
At present I've been with-
out service and waiting for
weeks. Quite recently, I wait-
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vice, without any thought on
the part of the provider of
exemption or reimbursement.
For much less, a progres-
sive society would protest, "
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$50,000 to

NEMA from

USAID after

hurricane
IN response to the damage
caused by Hurricane Wilma,
the US Agency for Interna-
tional Development (USAID)
is providing $50,000 to the
Bahamian National Emer-
gency Management Agency
(NEMA) for the local pur-
chase and distribution of emer-
gency relief supplies.
In addition, USAID will
contribute $9,000 for locally
contracted helicopter assess-
ments of the affected areas.
On October 23, one day
before Hurricane Wilma swept
through the islands, a USAID
regional advisor was deployed
to the Bahamas to join the
USAID consultant based in
the country.
The powerful category two
hurricane passed through the
northern islands of the
Bahamas, bringing devastation
to Grand Bahama, the Berry
Islands and Bimini.
The southwest area of
Grand Bahama experienced
powerful winds and storm
surges that caused significant
damage to residential areas.
According to NEMA,
Wilma displaced approxi-
mately 1,500 people, damaged
or destroyed more than 200
homes, and caused one fatality.
The hurricane further
caused extensive damage to
public infrastructure, including
schools, roads, health clinics,
and electrical systems.
The USAID team continues
to work closely with NEMA
to assess the damage and iden-
tify priority needs.



November

is named

as Rehab

,Month

WELFARE Services offi-
cials have named November
as Rehabilitation Month.
A committee has been
formed on Grand Bahama to
organise activities showcasing
the talents of young Bahami-
ans.
Throughout the month, the
committee aims to extend "a
cordial hand to those who are
'at risk and present behav-
ioural challenges to the com-
munity," according to
Bahamas Information Ser-
vices.
Planned activities include:
An essay competition for
high school students on
November 3 at the Grand
Bahama Chamber of Com-
merce to encourage the use
of speech and writing talent.
A church service at 11am
on November 6 at the Uni-
versal Household of Faith.
A radio talk show to pro-
vide an opportunity for rep-
resentatives of the Rehabili-
tative and Welfare Services
Department and the organis-
ing committee to discuss their
roles.
A special group counsel-
ing session for at-risk young
women will also be scheduled.
Welfare officials urged the
general public to support the
activities.



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Red Cross hurricane effort


hampered by limited finances


* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
AS THE thousands of victims
of Hurricane Wilma attempt to
piece their lives back together, the
Red Cross is struggling to provide
the essentials for those in need,
while working with minimal finan-
cial resources.
Speaking with The Tribune yes-
terday Marina Glinton, director
general of the Red Cross Bahamas,
said that although donations have
not been plentiful in recent times,
she is still hopeful that Bahamians
will give to the organisation, which
hopes to supply the hurricane vic-
tims with food and other essential
items until the end of the year.
Mrs Glinton said that since Hur-
ricane Wilma struck Grand
Bahama, donations have totalled
only $500.
Despite this, the Red Cross has
so far sent $15,000 worth of food to
Grand Bahamians in need.

Assured
"We do hope that the people
will give to us because when you
give to the Red Cross the people
get it. They can be assured that
every dollar they give, the people
in need get. We don't take out
administrative costs or all these
other incidentals; we just use the
funds to purchase the supplies,"
said Mrs Glinton.
She said that following a walk-
about through all those Grand
Bahama settlements affected by
.last week's hurricane, the Red
Cross sent a 40-foot container to
the island with food, 900 gallons
of water, 46 cases of tarpauling
with 100 feet in each case, and 23
cases of health kits.
"For the longer term we will be
providing pre-packed food parcels.
Normally we pack a family box
that would have 10 pounds of rice,
flour, grits, sugar, corn beef,
spaghetti, all the basic food items,"
she said..
Mrs Glinton said that the Red
Cross hopes to send a second con-
tainer with health kits to Grand
Bahama next week.
"We are expecting 2,500 health
kits from the American Red 'Cross.
Most of those will go to Grand
Bahama, but we will also look into


shipping some of them to other
islands, Bimini, Abaco, which sus-
tained minor damage," she said.
Mrs Glinton estimated that the
Red Cross would need another
$150,000 to fulfil its objective of
providing until year's end for those
hardest hit by Hurricane Wilma.
However, Mrs Glinton said at
the moment she chooses to view
the situation in a positive light by
assuming that donations are on the
way by mail.
"I think people are probably giv-
ing, but it's coming through the
mail system, and so it's pretty slow.
After all, Bahamians raised at lot
of money for Louisiana when they
were hit, so I'm sure they will want
to give to their fellow Bahamians,"
she said.
Mrs Glinton conceded that peo-
ple who want to donate money or
supplies may not know where they
can do so, and may in some cases
be wary of giving it to the govern-
ment.
"I understand that the percep-
tion of donating to government is a
bad one. But that may only be the
perception.
"I'm not part of the government,
so I don't know how it works on
the inside. But maybe people
would be more trusting and more
willing to give if the government
audited its books more often and
laid their books on the table for
everyone to see," she said.
Mrs Glinton explained that the
Red Cross has its books audited
every year by the accounting firm
of Price Waterhouse Coopers.
"We have nothing to hide, every
dollar is accounted for," she said.
Mrs Glinton said that people
who wish to donate can be certain
that only those truly in need of
help are given assistance.
"Our office in Grand Bahama
does the assessment of those in
need, and we also use Social Ser-
vices' assessments to corroborate
with ours, to make sure we help
the people who really need it. But
our people have done the walk-
abouts they are not completed
yet, but we will have a very good
idea of who needs assistance," she
said.
Mrs Glinton also said that since
the Red Cross experienced some
incidents of stealing during last
year's hurricane season, they now


Locals to step up protest
GUANA Cay locals plan to step up their protest against a major
development on the island ahead of a Court of Appeal hearing later this
month.
For the past several months, residents have staged spirited demon-
strations against the proposed Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club.
They feel the project will adversely affect the local environment.
Attorney for activist Fred Smith said that they are fully prepared to
fight against the government and the developers no matter how long it
might take.
"They went into this knowing it was for the long term," he told
The Tribune yesterday.
Mr Smith said that letters against the project continue to pour in, not
only from Bahamians but from a number of frequent visitors to the
island, and several prominent environmental organisations including the
Sierra Club.
The Court of Appeal hearing is scheduled for November 23.
At that time, the judges will determine whether a ruling by Justice
Jon Issacs striking all the grounds of the residents in their initial
protest should be upheld or reversed.





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lock and seal all containers and
send the key to a Red Cross work-
er in Grand Bahama, who then
opens it on arrival and checks the
shipment against an inventory list.
She added that in addition to
giving money, persons are wel-
come to donate non-perishable
food and clothing items as well as
building supplies.
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AP GE 6 WEDNESDAYNOVEM 5


LOC AL NEWSI


A 19-year-old Strachan's
Alley man was granted
$20,000 bail after pleading not
guilty to charges of marijuana
and cocaine possession.
It was alleged that on Mon-
day, October 13, Gasby Gib-
son Augustine was found
with six pounds of marijuana
and 10 grams of cocaine,
which authorities believed he
intended to supply to anoth-
er.
Augustine was arraigned
before Magistrate Carolita
Bethel yesterday. Bail was
granted with two sureties and


the matter was adjourned to
April 11, 2006.
A 35-year-old Marathon
Estates man was charged with
having sex with a 13-year-old
girl.
It was alleged that Estino
Louis committed the offence
on Saturday, October 29.
Louis, who appeared
before Magistrate Guillame-
nia Archer at Court 10 in
Nassau Street, pleaded not
guilty to the charge.
Bail was not set and the
matter was adjourned to Fri-
day.


19-year-old



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offences


M THE entrance to Fox Hill Prison


* By FELICITY INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter
PRISON Service Recogni-
tion Week will be highlighted


tonight with a special town
meeting on the future of Fox
Hill prison.
The meeting will address the
question: "Should the prison
be turned into a college or
should we throw away the
key?"
The event is a part of a week
of activities commemorating
the service that prison officers
do for the country.
It will begin at 7pm at the
University of the West Indies
dining room at the Bahamas
Hotel Training College on
Thompson Boulevard.
Yesterday, a team of
prison officers visited all of
the schools in the vicinity of
Fox Hill Prison, including: St
Augustine's College, LW
Young, Kingsway Academy,
Dame Doris Johnson High,
Faith Temple, Galilee Col-
lege, CW Saunders, DW
Davis, Sandiland's Primary,
and Thelma Gibson Prima-
ry.
They were promoting
increased recognition for the
work officers perform each
day despite the difficult con-
ditions at the prison.
The officers issued stern
words to the students in an
attempt to deter them from
ending up behind bars, PR
officer Sergeant Stephanie
Pratt told The Tribune.
On Monday, the prison


issued its first news supple-
ment, and commissioned a
new mess for senior staff. ,
A mess for junior staff and
civilian workers will open later
this week.
The week began on Sunday
with the annual church service
at Annex Baptist Church on
Wulff Road.
Police, Defence Force, Cus-
toms, Road Traffic, and Air-
port Authority officers joined
together for a thanksgiving
ceremony conducted by Apos-
tle Mitchell E Jones.
The welcome address was
given by National Security
Permanent Secretary Mark
Wilson.
Officers who have been
engaged in the profession for
more than 18 years will be
commemorated on Thursday,
and the 34 being honoured will
receive medals from Gover-
nor General Dame Ivy
Dumont at 11am.
On Friday, officers will wear
a 2005 commemorative T-shirt
displaying the community ser-
vice logo.
The officers will also per-
form a drill display in Rawson
Square on Friday, after which
the choir and band will per-
form.
The week will wrap up on
Saturday with a cook-out on
RM Bailey Park from 12 to
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fathers.
Co-ordinator Angela Archer
said that jn order to make sure
fathers are involved "in the
whole process", the Ministry of
Health, through the Maternal
and Childcare Unit of the.
Department of Public Health,
has started two Parentcraft'
classes at a time deemed more,
convenient for the working
father.
Two new evening classes -
one in the east at the Epiphany
Anglican Church on Prince
Charles Drive and another in
the west at the Chapel on the
Hill on Harrold Road will be
held Mondays at 7pm.
"Any expectant mother or
father, unable to attend the Par-
entcraft class at the clinic where
they go for antenatal care is
welcomed to attend these
evening classes," Mrs Archer
said.
The Flamingo Gardens Clin-
ic, she said, is already holding
classes from 6pm to 8.30pm.
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nurses who are trained to teach
expectant parents.
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Hurricane Wilma



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Oasis Resort


* THE people of Williams Town got some relief on Saturday. Seen, from left, are Neko Grant
II, Kendris Hield, Lucaya Councillor Derek Sands and Lucaya MP Neko Grant.
(Photo: Denise Maycock/Tribune Staff)




MP brings relief



to constituents


* DISPLACED Grand Bahamians are seen settling in at the Royal Oasis Resort, where the
government is providing temporary housing for those left homeless by Hurricane Wilma.


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT In the after-
imath of Hurricane Wilma, near-
ly 300 displaced Grand Bahami-
ans from southern settlements
have been assigned temporary
housing at the Royal Oasis
Resort.
A 75-room wing at the Coun-
try Club has been occupied by
180 adults and children from
various settlements between
Mack Town and West End.
However, some persons
assigned housing by Social Ser-
Vices were turned away on
Monday afternoon as no more
looms were available.
NEMA co-ordinator Jerome
podfrey said that efforts to
secure an additional block at
the resort were unsuccessful.
"We spoke with Mr Archer
,oncerning the availability of
another block, but were told
(hat the other portions have
been fully gutted," he said.
"Right now, the availability
,of space is not fort coming and
;we do not have any other alter-
native at this moment," Mr
.Godfrey said.
1 Displaced resident manager
iKendal Pinder reported that
persons arrived at the resort
Sunday afternoon with their let-
ters of occupancy.
He said rooms went very
:quickly and were fully occupied
by Monday afternoon.
One person from Bevans
Town was turned away Mon-
day after being told that there
were no more rooms available.
Minister of Housing Shane
iGibson said Prime Minister
'Christie negotiated with
Lehman Brothers for the use of
its resort property to house
those left homeless by the
storm.
The Grand Bahama Power
Company disconnected power
at resort several weeks ago
because of outstanding bills.
Following discussions with
the government, power was
restored to the facility on Sun-
day.
Several Defence Force offi-
cers are stationed at the east-
ern entrance of the resort to
monitor everyone coming on to
the property. Only the names


(Photo: Denise Maycock/Tribune Staff)

of those on a displaced resident grateful that I now have some-
list are allowed inside the com- where for me, my wife and my
pound. children to lay their head," said
Mr Pinder said that persons one Eight Mile Rock man.
must present a letter of occu- The settlements of Williams
pancy from the Department of Town, Mack Town, Hunters,
Social Service before they are Bevans Town, Lewis Yard, Pin-
assigned a room. der's Point, Eight Mile Rock,
Mr Pinder said that those Deadman's Reef, and Bootle
assigned rooms were given Bay were severely impacted by
lunch by the Salvation Army storm surges and strong winds.
and Our Lucaya Resort. Flood waters wiped out
In addition to providing some homes, vehicles and roads along
50 cold lunches, Our Lucaya the southern shoreline of those
also donated 10 cases of bottled communities.
water. In addition to providing tem-
Some of the new occupants porary housing, the government
expressed their gratitude for the is now considering relocating
temporary housing, those persons from vulnerable
"We lost everything and had coastal areas to more suitable
no where to turn, but I am areas further inland.


* BY DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
FREEPORT Lucaya MP
Neko Grant brought some
much needed relief over the
weekend to his constituents in
Williams Town who were hit
hard by Hurricane Wilma.
Mr Grant went into the set-
tlement on Saturday and deliv-
ered water, cases of soda, and
breadbasket items to families
there.
It was the first sign of relief
for the community since the
storm, one resident told the
MP.
The Williams Town settle-
ment, which is apart of the
Lucaya constituency, is situat-
ed just off Beachway Drive in
Freeport.
Homes in the area were


flooded and roads were washed
away by the storm surge.
The area has been without
power since the storm.
"They were devastated ...
and indications are that resi-
dents here would be without
power for some time," said Mr
Grant.
"I am pleased that I have
been assisted in this venture
by supporters and a number
of my parliamentary col-
leagues that are non-resident
on Grand Bahama."
Mr Grant said the FNM
would also provide a number
of generators in several settle-
ments, including at Williams
Town and Russell Town.
He noted that Lindy Rus-
sell, the FNM MP for Eight
Mile Rock, would also provide
generators for the areas of
Hunters, Lewis Yard, Pinder's


*Point and Eight Mile Rock.
' "It is hoped that these gen-
erators would supply power
for persons with small freez-
ers and refrigerators to pre-
serve their perishable and to
recharge their cell phones
which is only means of com-
munication for them," he said.
Mr Grant said his heart goes
out to all of the hurricane vic-
tims, especially his former con-
stituents in Lewis Yard and
Hunters.
"In 1992, Lewis Yard and
Hunters were apart of my con-
stituency, and I believe I got
70-plus per cent of the votes in
those areas. I have always had
a very good relationship with
those people and so whenever
they need my help I try to be
there, and to assist my parlia-
mentary colleague that now
represents the area," he said.


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on the Internet (including
Tough Call's own group weblog
at www.bahamapundit.com and
several other Bahamian blogs
described below).
Some trace their origin to
diarists like Samuel Pepys, a
17th century Englishman who
wrote a renowned daily record
of life during interesting times.
In fact, you can find his blog on
the Internet today at pepysdi-
ary.com.
Blogging's biggest impact is
that it has lowered the publish-
ing bar: "It used to take a great
deal of time and money to get a
message to thousands or even
millions of people," said Rick
Hallihan at Blobservations.net.
"Now, anyone can start a blog
for free."
And more and more people
are doing just that. About
12,000 new blogs go online
every day, and there is an esti-
mated audience of 50 million
regular blog readers.
Blogs let authors (who post
articles) converse with readers
(who post comments). Tech-
norati and other search engines
like PubSub and Google index


and rank sites by the number
of other sites they link to.
Over the past half dozen
years, blogging has increased
exponentially. Today, blogs are
produced by teenagers, con-
spiracy theorists, journalists,
CEO's, marketing gurus, civic
groups, propagandists, spam-
mers, crooks, crazies and
satirists...among many others.
They all fall into three main
groups: News filters compile
external links from other sites
(eg: www.illegalimmigra-
tionnews.com/blog). Personal
journals present information
about a blogger's life (eg:
http://myissuesareshowing.blogs


Butler & Sands, a member of the Burns House Group
of Companies hosted wine industry professionals
from around the Bahamas at their 2005 Wine Seminar
and Tasting in the British Colonial Hilton's Governor's
Ballroom.

* Attending the event were food & beverage managers
and directors, restaurant owners and managers, chefs,
wine managers, and retail operators from New
Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco, Exuma, Eleuthera,
Chub Cay, and Cat Cay.

In his opening address, Leroy Archer, Managing
Director, Burns House Group of Companies, told the
attendees: "As your distributor, we believe that in
addition to providing you with the products you desire,
it is also our responsibility to organise events that
will make you more knowledgeable about your wine
selection, sales and service, and ultimately, will
enhance your wine revenue and increase your profits."

Among the more than 100 attendees was Sean
Cartwright, Wine Manager at Kerzner International.
Mr Cartwright said that while his company focuses
a lot on in-house training, it was beneficial for them


programme for sharing content
on the web. RSS lets you select
what to read without visiting
the actual sites or browsing
through pages of irrelevant
material.
While most of the millions of
blogs on the Internet record the
mundane personal lives and
inner thoughts of their authors,
and consequently have few
readers, there are two big blog-
ging issues that have attracted a
lot of attention lately.
One is the rise of the citizen
journalist (or pseudo-journalist
to some) and the other is the
purveying of anonymous pro-
paganda or just outright lies.


The anonymity of the
internet gives writers
opportunities to say things
that ordinarily wouldn't see
the light of day in most places
due to libel laws, social
pressure, political restrictions
or self-censorship.


pot.com). And notebooks fea-
ture focused articles (eg:
http://blackrod.blogspot.com).
American software developer
Dave Winer started Scripting
News in 1997 it's the longest-
running blog on the Internet.
He also wrote the code for
Really Simple Syndication, a


Citizen journalism is the
reporting of news by ordinary
people, usually over the Inter-
net. It began in a big way with
first-hand accounts of the World
Trade Centre attack in 2001,
and continued with events like
last year's Asian tsunami and
the London bombings in July.


Now, anyone with a digital
camera, computer or cell phone
and an Internet connection can
be a major news provider. And
mainstream journalists often
rely on this kind of grassroots
reporting to help them cover
breaking news. In fact, some
newspapers now provide citi-
zen journalist sites.

The downside is that
(though you might not
believe it sometimes) profes-
sional journalists go through a
great deal of editing and fact-
checking to provide the most
objective, honest news available
under the circumstances. And
reporting flaws will usually be
exposed or corrected at some
point in this system.
Citizen journalists don't do
this, which brings us to the sec-
ond big issue attack blogs that
spew propaganda and insults
without regard for ethics or
accountability. Readers may not
be able to distinguish between
fact and spin when information
is' presented in a blog format,
which includes a heavy portion
of opinion, often with a heaping
side of invective.
And, of course, the anonymi-
ty of the internet gives writers
opportunities to say things that


to participate in an educational forum that included
wine professionals from other establishments.

"I found this event very informative and very insightfud.
My colleagues and I have discussed it and we are
definitely looking forward to the next one," he said.

During the morning session, participants heard from
two international wine experts -- Aaron Jay, V.P. Sales
at Palm Bay Imports, winner of Wine Enthusiast
Magazine's 2004 "Importer of the Year" award; and
Peter Morales, CEO of 57 Main Street Wine Company,
the leading supplier of South African Wines in North
America. Both speakers actively engaged the audience,
generating interesting discussions about .the wine
business in The Bahamas and around the world.

The afternoon session consisted of a tasting of a
balanced assortment of wines including new Butler
& Sands portfolio additions from Spain, France,
Argentina, Italy, New Zealand, and the United States.
In all, twelve winery representatives from around the
world made the trip to the Bahamas to participate in
the tasting segment of the event.


ordinarily wouldn't see the light
of day in most places due to
libel laws, social pressure, polit-
ical restrictions or self-censor-
ship.
That's generally a good thing,
but it can come with a hefty
price tag in terms of online
abuse, wrecked reputations and
political fraud. Forbes Magazine
charged recently that, "Weblogs
are the prized platform of an
online lynch mob spouting lib-
erty but spewing lies, libel and
invective....the ultimate vehicle
for brand-bashing, personal
attacks, political extremism and
smear campaigns."
Suggestions for fighting back
include publishing your own dirt
blog, threatening Internet ser-
vice providers over copyright
infringement or defamatory
content, or identifying the blog-
gers and filing lawsuits against
them at the risk of getting
mocked. American law equires
an ISP to respond to copyright
infringement claims or be held
liable themselves. This has led
to a policy of taking down sites
that receive complaints without
regard to fair use or other legal
defence.

In the Bahamian blogos-
phere there are few citi-
zen journalists today. Our blogs
tend to be eccentric personal or
political rants with little claim to
fairness or accountability. If we
discount online teenage diaries,
our two most senior bloggers
appear to be Fred Mitchell and
Lynn Sweeting. Both started
about five years ago.
Fred Mitchell Uncensored
morphed into Bahamas Uncen-
sored when the author became
a cabinet minister in 2002. At
that time the site offered "news
and commentary" on Bahamian
public affairs, but was certainly
"not a place for Fred Mitchell to
vent his spleen".
Mitchell's archives are still on
the web, and the revamped site
follows the same format, writing
style and political line today as
it did pre-2002, with lots of seri-
ous pictures of FM himself.
However, the site does not
allow for real-time comments
from readers, meaning that it
may not qualify as a true blog.
Sweeting, a some-time
reporter who now styles herself
"a neighbourhood street
writer", started blogging for the
freedom it provided. Her main
site Womanish Words -
presents "the disruptive, dis-
agreeable and culturally repre-
hensible writings of radical fem-
inist poet Lynn Sweeting."
Sweeting told Tough Call
that "Instant, push-button pub-
lishing to the world, for free,
still freaks me out. Blogging is
now central to my life. Knowing
that I have the power to publish
and be heard any time is my
kind of liberation after so many
years of working for bosses who
struggled to keep me in line."
She runs two other blogs -
The Solitary Witch and the
Wild Mind which showcase
her prose, poetry and uncon-
ventional spiritual beliefs. Her
first blog was called the "Pagan
Poet".

Political activist Dennis
Dames also describes
himself as a poet. He posts arti-
cles by former FNM cabinet
minister Zhivago Laing,
Bahama Journal news editor
Candia Dames (his sister),
Apostle Cedric Moss and ex-
Vanguard Party chieftain
Charles Fawkes on the pay-per-
click Blogit.com site.
Blogit takes a Disneyland
approach to blogging:
"Entrance to the park costs
money, and all the rides are
free." in other words, you have
to cough up a fee to access the
writing, much of which (we
should add) has already been
published elsewhere and often
long ago.
Amateur photographer and
culture vulture Erik Russell
(who also runs the Cable
Bahamas operation in Freeport)
maintains a well-put-together
blog on MSN
(http://spaces.msn.com/mem-
bers/keeniphoto). It offers an
online store for logo gear, show-


cases his photography, and pre-
sents posts on the Freeport film
industry.
Nassau Institute director Rick
Lowe just launched a trial site at
Typepad called Blog Bahamas
that discusses "politics and eco-
nomics among other things that
interest me, like the Libertarian
perspective."
The anonymous Bahamas
Blog was created by Bahamas
B2B founders Lisa Wells and
her husband Duke Cromwell in
2002, but was later spun off to a
separate site called Bahamas
Community. This blog says it
offers "piquant commentary
and information on the islands".
The site claims about 30 regis-
tered members and seems to
have had better days. The cur-
rent administrator refuses to be
identified.

A more recent political
entry is BlackBelt-
BaldNaked.com by Gorman
Bannister, who spent two years
in the US Federal Witness Pro-
tection Programme before
becoming one of those "born-
again Christians" and returning
to Nassau in 1989.
This site was launched in
August last year and it is a spin-
off from the Black Belt News, a
tabloid newspaper Bannister
says he founded in 1996 with a


Our blogs
tend to be
eccentric
personal or
political rants
with little
claim to
fairness or
accountability

$900 donation. Black Belt's
niche is to pan everyone: "I
liken Black Belt News to Play-
boy Magazine," Bannister told
Tough Call. "No-one in the
locker room has seen it but
everyone has it!"
In a recent post, he con-
demned both Perry Christie and
Hubert Ingraham for using their
political careers to "get straight
financially...if it weren't for a
consistent taxpayer cheque,
both would have starved to
death together."
BahamaPundit.com was
launched in September of this
year to make the writings of
some Bahamian newspaper
columnists available online.
They. include Sir Arthur
Foulkes, Andrew Allen,
Nicolette Bethel and yours tru-
ly. Ms Bethel also maintains a
personal site at www.bur-
rowsweb.com/nico-at-
home/blog/essayblog.html.
ReEarth, an ascerbic envi-
ronmental watch group founded
in 1990, launched a blog site in
January of this year to support
campaigns against liquified nat-
ural gas.plants, longline fishing
and other issues. ReEarth is run
by Sam Duncombe and her hus-
band Tony.

B ut the king of the heap
these days is the aptly
named Bahamian Ebloggy,
which launched last year. Pur-
portedly run by a computer-
savvy Grand Bahamian nick-
named Titan, in collaboration
with some well-connected
North Americans, this blog
offers raunchy political analy-
sis, alternating manically
between cogent comment and
infantile invective, with cartoons
to boot. Here's an apology from
one of their recent posts:
"We have had a prominent
radio show host call our blog
'garbage'. That warmed the
cockles of our heart. We have
heard all of the points of dis-
missal about our blog, and yet
we are the blog to read every
day. Our detractors are here,
taking a sneak peak to see what
we say. I just hope that this blog
is seen for what it really is -
the blog of a patriot."
In the final analysis, there are
no editorial gatekeepers on the
Internet. It's entirely un to us


to decide what is garbage and
what is real.
What do you think? Send
comments to larry@tribuneme-
dia.net. Or visit www.bahama-
pundit.com


Butiler.8' Sands
Company Limited


Leading Wine & Spirit Company Hosts Wine Seminar & Tasting
For Bahamian Wine Industry Professionals

BUTLER & SANDS SETS NEW STANDARD IN WINE


Pictured from left: Wendell Seymour, Marketing Manager, Butler & Sands; Peter Morales, 57 Main Street Wine
Company; Guillaume Duverdier, Group Commercial Manager, Burns House Group; Aaron Jay, Palm Bay Imports;
Therese Demeritte, New World Wines Brand Representative, Butler & Sands; and Philip Kemp, Sales Manager,
Burns House Group.


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LONG SERVICE AWARDS AND EMPLOYEE
EXCELLENCE AWARD


15th Year Long Service Pin Presentation
The Lyford Cay Club remains committed to recognizing its employees who have reached
their 15th year milestone of employment with the Club. Mr George Potter was presented
with his "15th Year Long Service Award Pin" on Friday, October 7, 2005 for his dedication
and commitment to the Club by Mr Reuben T. Stuart, Deputy Managing Director.
Mr Potter is employed in the Harbour Office in the position of Harbour Master. He has
been with the Club since April 16, 1990.
We congratulate Mr Potter on his accomplishment.
Pictured
left to right are:
Se Mrs Janette
Smith, Senior
Assistant
M eManager; Mr
EninerReuben T. Stuart,
Deputy Managing
M i Director;
Recipient George
Potter, Harbour
Master; Ms Mary
Deleveaux,
Director- Human
Resources; Mr
..... ..... .....Kenneth Ward,
director, Heart of
the House of Food
Operations.

Employee Excellence Award
The Lyford Cay Club is committed to recognizing its employees who continue to render
consistent outstanding service. Recently, Mr Craig Cartwright was presented with the coveted
Employees Excellence Award based on her performance.
The Employee Excellence Award is given to employees who meet the criteria of a positive
attitude and spirit that contributes to a positive work environment, strong work ethics and
constituency of performance standards, a friendly, helpful, and respectful attitude towards
Members, Guests, Fellow Co-workers and Managers.
Mr Cartwright is employed in the Engineering Department in the position of electrician/Night
Engineer. He has been with the Club since January 16, 2002.
He was presented with his Award on Thursday, August 25, 2005 by Mr Paul D Thompson,
CHA, Managing Director.
We congratulate Mr Craig Cartwright on his achievement.


'Critical' time to alert.



young to road safety l


* By KARAN MINNIS
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE struggle to convince
young Bahamians take road
safety seriously is far from over
according to Jack Thompson,
chairman of the National Road
Safety Committee.
Speaking yesterday at Texa-
co's first-ever National Road
Safety Youth Symposium, Mr
Thompson said now is a criti-
cal time in the fight to make
young persons aware of the
dangers of the road.
Over 100 grade 10 to college


level students participated in
yesterday's symposium, which
was held at Worker House on
Harrold Road.
"In another year, or two-
three years max, we're going to
have all of these kids out on the
streets and while we cannot tar-
get the entire school popula-
tion, we can get the message to
them though these students,"
he said.
Raymond Samuels, district
retail manager of Texaco,
explained that the event was
designed to highlight the impor-
tance of taking the rules of the


road seriously.
"This symposium provides
the opportunity for you to dia-
logue and come up with recom-
mendations to assist with '-
greater awareness of road safe-
ty," Mr Samuels said.
"It also provides an excellent
forum for you to learn more
about the various issues that
impact road safety, and how
important it is for all road users
to obey the laws that govern*
our streets," he said.
The symposium was held in
conjunction with the Ministry'
of Transport and Aviation.


Aid committee




makes a visit to




Grand Bahama


Pictured left to right are:
Ms Mary Deleveaux Director, Human Resources; Mrs Janette Smith, Senior Assistant
Manager; Mr Paul D Thompson, CHA Managing Director; Recipient Mr Craig
Cartwright, Electrician/Night Engineer; Mr Reuben Stuart Deputy Managing Director;
Mr Derrington Rahming, Director, Engineering & Maintenance and Mr John
Papadopoulos, Director of Facilities & Project Manager.

15th Year Long Service Presentation
The Lyford Cay Club remains committed to recognizing its employees who have reached
their 15th year milestone of employment with the Club. Mr Ricardo Hanna was presented
with his "15th Year Long Service Award Pin" on Monday, August 8, 2005 for his dedication,
and commitment to the Club by Mr Reuben T Stuart, Deputy Managing Director.
Mr Hanna is employed in the Landscape Department in the position of Gardener. He has
been withthe Club since August 8, 1990.
We congratulate Mr Ricardo Hanna on his accomplishment.






Pictured
left to right are:
Mr Reuben Stuart -
Deputy Managing
Director, Recipient
-Mr Ricardo
Hanna, Gardener;
Landscape
Supervisor and Mrs
Sian Bevans,
Assistant Director,
Human Resources.


20th Year Long Service Presentation
The Lyford Cay Club remains committed to recognizing its employees who have reached
their 25th year milestone of employment with the Club. .Mr William Sweeting was presented
with his "25th Year Long Service Award Pin" on Friday, October 7, 2005 for his dedication
and commitment to the Club by Mr Reuben T Stuart, Deputy Managing Director.
Mr Sweeting is employed in the Food & Beverage Department in the position of Bartender.
He has been with the Club since October 7, 1985.
We congratulate Mr William Sweeting on his accomplishment.


Pictured left to right are:
Mr Kenneth Ward, Director, Heart of the House of Food Operations; Mrs Janette Smith,
Senior Assistant Manager; Mr Reuben T Stuart, Deputy Managing Director; Recipient
- William Sweeting, Bartender, Mr Phillipe Sahnoune, Executive Director, Dining
Operations of Special Events and Ms Mary Deleveaux, Director Human Resources.


* THE Bahamas Action Team went to west Grand Bahama yesterday to see first-hand the damage ..
Hurricane Wilma did to the Pinders Point and Eight Mile Rock area. Former FNM MP Angernon '
Allen takes a look at a local church and is left speechless when he sees the damage for the first time,.
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/ Tribune Staff)


DAYS after announcing their
intention to help victims of Hur-
ricane Wilma, a consortium of
local leaders from the private,
financial and religious sectors
have visited Grand Bahama.
Directed by Franklyn Wilson,
the "Action Bahamas Commit-
tee" includes prominent local fig-


ures as Bishop Neil Ellis, Wen-
dell Jones, Al Jarrett, Veronica
Duncanson, Algernon Allen and
Brian Moree, who will engage
in a number of fund-raising ini-
tiatives over the next month.
In an effort to facilitate direct
and immediate donations from
the wider community, the com-


mittee will establish bank'
accounts at all major clearing'
banks throughout the country.
A national telethon will be-'"
held on November 4 at 8pm on'" -"
ZNS and Bahamians and resi-
dents, both living in and outside,''
of the country, are asked to give
generously to this event.

ME.-


* FRANKLYN Wilson takes a look inside one of the many homes damaged by Hurricane Wilma
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/ Tribune Staff)


Venezuela is top Cuba trading partner


* HAVANA
VENEZUELA has become
Cuba's top trading partner, sell-
ing the Caribbean island $1.4
billion in oil and other goods
annually, Cuba's government
said Monday, according to
Associated Press.
Trading has increased amid
strengthening political ties
between the two countries
under the leadership of presi-


dents Hugo Chavez of
Venezuela and Fidel Castro of
Cuba, who also share a close
friendship.
The administration of Presi-
dent Bush has grown alarmed
by the alliance, with some U.S.
officials characterizing Chavez
and Castro as troublemakers
who are trying to destabilize
Latin American democracies -
something both of them deny.
Cuba is now buying $1.1 bil-


lion worth of Venezuelan oil"
annually along with another
$300 million in food, construc-
tion materials, and other prod-'
ucts, Foreign Commerce Minis-'
ter Raul de la Nuez said on the'
first day of the island's annual
trade fair.
Cuba, in return, has given
Venezuela the services of thou-
sands of doctors and other
health professionals, as well as
other professionals.


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Mother's anger in


patrol car crash


FROM page one
Ms Ingraham said somehow her
daughter got attached to the patrol
car and was dragged about a block
from where she attempted to cross
the road.
"I know this because an eye-
witness had to tell me what hap-
pened. My daughter was uncon-
scious and she couldn't tell me
who the officers were," she told
The Tribune.
"She knew that she was crossing
the street east when she was hit.
A truck driver was passing along
and told me that my daughter was
dragged from one corner to the
next, until she ended up in front of
Signs Auto."
Ms Ingraham claimed the wit-
ness told her that the officers were
speeding without lights or sirens.
"She (Peggy) had an ambulance
come for her, and she was regis-
tered in the hospital as 'Jane Doe'
before a nurse recognised her as
my child," she said.
Miss Saunders suffered head
injuries, and remained in the
intensive care unit for weeks
before being stabilised, her moth-
er said.
She also said her daughter lost
four teeth due to the accident, and
spent two months in Princess Mar-
garet Hospital before being


released.
Miss Saunders is presently in
need of brain surgery, Ms Ingra-
ham said.
Ms Ingraham said her daughter
lost her job as a cashier and lost
her independence. She said she
had to make the sacrifice of leav-
ing her job to take care of her
daughter, who "has never been
the same since the accident."
"You put your trust in the
police, but they let me down," Ms
Ingraham said.
"A few months ago an officer
knocked my side mirror off my
car while driving a patrol car. I
never got recompense for that -
now this. I feel like I can't trust
them anymore. Our family is ask-
ing for help or we'll take further
action. They have been turning
me around and around and they
have done nothing for us yet."
Yesterday, Inspector Thomas
of the police road traffic depart-
ment said an investigation had
been conducted into the incident.
The Tribune contacted police
commissioner Paul Farquharson,
who said he was not aware of the
accident. He said the matter
should be dealt with expeditious-
ly.
He has planned a special meet-
ing with Ms Ingraham and road
traffic police this morning.


'Gloves are off' says Miller


FROM page one
However, on the radio
show Mr Turnquest defended
his position as leader of the
FNM, and affirmed that he is
the right candidate to lead the
party into the next general
election, despite what tribu-
lations may come.
"I continue to say that it is
my moral imperative to con-
tinue to lead, and to continue
to lead by example. The mes-
sage that we continue to give
our young people; that if they
work hard, if they do well,
that if they remain focused,
that if they remain good citi-
zens, if they follow the law,
that they too can be all that
they want to be.
"I can't preach that mes-
sage and at the first juncture
persons say to me 'Step aside'
and I step aside. It is my
moral imperative on behalf
of the Bahamian people, par-
ticularly younger generations,
to move forward. And thus I
continue as I indicated earlier
through my abiding faith in
God to remain focused, to
remain courageous, and to
continue to do what I believe
is right," Mr Turnquest said.
Mr Turnquest also took a
direct shot at some of the ini-
tiatives under Mr Miller's
portfolio, in particular the


* TOMMY Turnquesttalks with Michael Pintard yesterday
(Photo: Felipi Major/Tribune Staff)


controversial Venezuelan
Petrocaribe accord.
Petrocaribe is a variation
to the Caracas Accord, under
which member countries
would receive refined oil
from Venezuela at "prefer-
ential rates" negotiated on a
government to government
asis, with the option to defer
j '


payments if necessary.
However, Mr Turnquest
said that he does not back
Petrocaribe, and that it is def-
initely not something for the
Bahamas to be involved with.
"I don't know what is on
President Chavez's (Venezue-
lan President Hugo Chavez)
mind with respect to what he


is trying to do or not.
"I do know that it is not in
the best interest of the
Bahamas to be involved with
it so I do not support it based
on the amount of information
I have seen with respect to it.
It is a long term financing
agreement and it is not in our
best interest," he said. *


Halloween fireworks


warning ignored


FROM page one
from around 8pm on Monday
persons were setting off the
fireworks extremely close to
his home, despite police warn-
ings.
Last week, Inspector Harry
Williams, officer in charge of
licensing at police headquarters,
encouraged parents to super-
vise their children if they were
handling fireworks.
Mr Williams said that
although some of the more dan-
gerous fireworks cannot be
bought without a pyrotechnic
licence, he still stresses the
importance of safety with han-
dling any fireworks, even those
bottght over the counter.
"Persons lighting fireworks
in the streets and causing dis-
turbances in communities can
be charged under the nuisance
and disturbance act," he said.
According to Mr Darville, on
Monday night the fireworks
seemed to be coming from
everywhere.
"One even landed on my
porch near my gas tank. If that
had exploded, do you know
how much damage it would
have caused?
"The firework displays have
been on going from about 10
days ago, but Monday night was
the worst. They started around
8pm and just continued on all
night."
Last week, Mr Williams said:
"If we get a complaint from


someone in the area of the
noise, and we find the persons
setting the fireworks off, we can
charge them once there is a
complaint."
However, Camille Strachan,
of Sea Breeze Estates, said that
the police hardly ever show up
to do that.
According to Mrs Strachan,
while driving home Monday
night she saw children in the
streets throwing fireworks at
each other.
Mrs Strachan also criticised
police, saying that despite
claims of an increased presence,
she did not see any patrols in
the area.
"On a night like that I would
expect the patrols to be out and
working, but where were they?
I haven't seen them," she said.
"Where were their parents?
People want to say 'let kids be
kids' but what would they have
said if one of them caught on
fire?"
Mrs Strachan said that after
she arrived home, her entire
night was disrupted by "noisy
fireworks."
"I'm afraid for my home and
for my neighbours, and even
more so for the children. What
if something major does hap-
pen? Why do people have to
wait for the worst to happen
before they take action?" she
asked.
Press liaison officer Inspec-
tor Walter Evans was unavail-
able for comment.


Accused claims



victim was



having affair


FROM page one
great deal of stress.
He is accused of shooting Pin-
der at a bus stop in 2004 as well
as attempting to murder Pin-
der's daughter, Calvonya Grant.
While giving an unsworn
statement from the dock yes-
terday, the accused broke down
in tears while giving his state-
ment and had to pause for a few
moments to regain his compo-
sure.
Brennen said that he was
forced to seek counselling for
his stress, alcohol and drug
problems and that those were
depressing times for him.
"I don't recall being in any
-red-ear-with-Leander Gulmer.-I
was at home. I loved Ms Pin-
der and her kids," Brennen told
the court.
"I loved Ms Pinder and her
kids with all my heart. Anything
she and her kids wanted I did
my endeavour best to see ends
meet. I would never have done
anything to harm Ms Pinder,"
Brennen told the court.
"I would like to apologise to


the family of Ms Pinder, espe-
cially Ms Calvonya Grant, but I
don't recall anything which I
am accused for. I plead my case
to God," he said.
Vincent King, close acquain-
tance of Angelo, who was the
only defence witness present at
yesterday's proceedings, told
the court that he had known
Angelo for eight to 10 years
through Angelo's involvement
in the Roots junkanoo group.
Mr King said that he had
helped Angelo with his medical
efforts for Angelo's son who
was born with a birth defect.
Mr King said the child's
mother was someone he knew
only as Vashti. When cross-
examined by the prosecution,
King said he did not know the
deceased Alfreda nor whether
Angelo had been living with
Vashti up until the time of Ms
Pinder's death.
Attorney Wilbert Moss called
for an early adjournment as the
two other witnesses he had
intended to call were not pre-
sent. The case will resume today
at 10am.


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Attending in the ceremony were Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Perry Christie, Minister
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Sen Dr Marcus Bethel and Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Local Government Alfred Gray.
(Photo: BIS/Eric Rose)


Prime Minister's trip

to Grand Bahama


* THE Eight Mile Rock High School band's performance
during the recent commissioning ceremony at the Grand
Bahama Power Company caught the attention of Prime Minister
Perry Christie. Above, he congratulates them after the event.
The Grand Bahama Power Company is donating a Sousaphone
to the band. Pictured along with Mr Christie (1 to r) are EMR
teacher Thaddeus Lewis, band director Rev Edward Buchannan
and Andrew McKinney, director of protocol at the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs.


* MR Christie, centre, assisted by Lady Heneritta St George,
left, displays the plaque that commemorates the commissioning
of the new 18 MW Power Plant at Grand Bahama Power Com-
pany. The new plant features state-of-the-art technology and
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performance and compliance with all specified emission
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be there on the agenda of the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas," he said.
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Miami Herald Business, Stocks, Analysis, Wall Street


Kerzner Q3




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* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
Wall Street's 2005 third quarter
earnings estimates for Kerzner
International "may be too
high", an investment bank has
warned, fearing that analyst
forecasts have not accounted for losses from the
company's managed hotel in the Maldives.
In an update to investors, Bear Stearns analyst
Joseph Greff said that under new international
accounting standards, the Atlantis and One &
Only Ocean Club owner was forced to consolidate
the Reethi Rai property and its $4 million oper-
ating loss into its results from the 2005 second
quarter onwards.
The Maldives resort was likely to run up a $5.1
million loss during the 2005 second half, and Mr
Greff said: "Our estimates have, we think, cor-
rectly accounted for Reethi Rai. We think the
[Wall Street] consensus estimate for the third
quarter is closer to $0.17 per share, inclusive of
Reethi Rai accounting. Consensus is currently
$0.22 for the third quarter of 2005."


However, Bear Steams is projecting third quar-
ter earnings per share (EPS) of $0.18. And Mr
Greff, who recently upgraded Kerzner Interna-
tional's stock to 'Outperform' due to the fact that
its recent decline had made it more attractive to
investors, given the appreciation possibilities from
its expansion projects, indicated the news would be
better medium-term for ordinary shareholders
and those with Bahamian Depository Receipts
(BDRs).
Bear Stearns is forecasting that 2005 full-year
EPS for Kerzner International will be $2.80,
increasing to $3.36 in 2006 and $3.96 in 2007.
While the 2005 forecast was below the $2.84 Wall
Street consensus, they were ahead of the $3.24
and $4.04 forecast for 2006 and 2007.
Mr Greff said: "Our 2005 EPS estimate of $2.80
reflects a 30 per cent increase in operating income,
our 2006 EPS estimate of $3.36 reflects a more
modest 14 per cent rise in operating income, and
our 2007 EPS estimate of $3.96 reflects a 29 per
cent operating income increase as profits from

SEE page 4B


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
BAHA Mar's executive vice-
president of hotel operations'
yesterday told The Tribune that
its three Cable Beach Resorts
were looking at "outstanding"
2005 Christmas and Thanksgiv-
ing holiday seasons, forecasting
a 15 per cent increase in occu-
pancy levels for both periods
compared to 2004.
Michael Sansbury said occu-
pancy levels were "running very
similar" for both holiday peri-
ods, which were looking "very
strong". The anticipated
improvements over 2004 are
likely to cancel some of the lost
bookings from October as a
result of Hurricane Wilma.
Mr Sansbury said: "Thanks-
giving and Christmas are both


outstanding. Wilma was a wal-
lop to us. We felt we were going
to have a very strong October
and it just fizzled out."
Baha Mar's Cable Beach
Resorts saw some 750 reserva-
tion cancellations as a result of
Hurricane Wilma, which added
up to a sizeable number of room
nights and revenue given the
average length of visitor stays.
Wilma
Describing Wilma as having
"really hurt us" during October,
Mr Sansbury saidthe storm had
an effect on reservations booked
immediately after it had passed.
Baha Mar's Fort Lauderdale
sales office only regained elec-
trical power on Friday after-
noon, some four days after
Wilma passed through Florida,


meaning it was "not productive"
during that time. In addition,
many sales office staff also had
to deal with their own homes
being without power and obtain-
ing much-needed supplies in the
storm's aftermath.
Mr Sansbury told The Tri-
bune that booking operations
for the Cable Beach Resorts
were transferred to Nassau
when the Fort Lauderdale office
was out of action, along with the
1-800 numbers for the Wynd-
ham and Radisson properties.
The Baha Mar executive
declined to comment on the sta-
tus of its negotiations for a hotel
operating partner, although The
Tribune has been told that an
announcement may be forth-

SEE page 4B


Butterfield executives

visit Bahamas offices
THE Butterfield Group's chairman, chief executive and
other senior personnel have visited Bank of Butterfield's
Bahamian offices to celebrate the second anniversary of the
institution establishing a presence in the Bahamas.
The visit showed the Bermuda-headquartered bank's
commitment to its Bahamian operation. Robert Lotmore,
Butterfield's Bahamas head, said: "This has been a good
day for staff and management.
"This visit has enforced the fact that we are very much
part of the Butterfield Group, and look forward to being a
driving force moving into 2006 and beyond. Our presence
in the Bahamas is growing. We have a strong manage-
ment team, dedicated staff, and with the support we are
receiving from Head Office the future looks bright."
Butterfield Bank (Bahamas), along with Butterfield
Fund Services (Bahamas), provides fiduciary, private bank-
ing, investm ;nt and fund administration services to inter-
national clients.
Butterfield Bank's management is pictured above
along with, from L to R (sitting): Graham Brooks, But-
terfield's executive vice-president and head of its inter-
national offices; Alan Thompson, group chief executive and
president; Dr James King, chairman; and Mr Lotmore



Treasurer can seek

Stamp Tax 'clarity'


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Treasury Secretary can
ask for "certification" from an
external auditor if she believes
that the value of any assets
involved in a business sale or
merger are being undervalued
to avoid Stamp Tax payments,
the Ministry of Finance's rev-
enue secretary said.
Ehurd Cunningham told a
free legal clinic organised by the
Halsbury Chambers law firm
that under the 2005 amend-
ments to the Stamp Tax Act, tax
levied at the rate of 4 per cent
was payable on both the physi-
cal and intangible assets of most


businesses that were being
acquired by or merged into oth-
er companies.
Mr Cunningham added: "The
Treasurer, if she is not satisfied
with the value of the assets
being presented, can ask for an
additional audit to be done, and
ask for certification by an audi-
tor as to the value of assets in
any property transaction."
Of the changes to the Stamp
Tax Act, which have attracted
some controversy, Mr Cunning-
ham said: "The amendments
that were made last year were
really intended as part of a rev-


SEE page 5B


'Strong performance' from

Butterfield's Bahamas unit


* By NEIL HARTNELL
.TrI ,e Business Editor
BANK of Butterfield's
Bahamian operations continue
to increase their year-on-year
profitability, increasing their
2005 third quarter net income
to $0.4 million, with client assets
under management to 22.1 per
cent to $3.9 billion.
In releasing its results for the
three months to September 30,
2005, yesterday, the Bermuda-
headquartered bank said its
Bahamian operations Butter-
field Bank (Bahamas) and But-
terfield Fund Services
(Bahamas) grew their, net
income by 33.3 per cent year-
on-year, increasing it from $0.3


million to $0.4 million.
Total revenues also rose by
21.4 per cent, rising from $1.4
million in 2004 to $1.7 million
this time around.
Bank of Butterfield said yes-
terday that the Bahamian sub-
sidiary's results "reflected
growth in fees from fund admin-
istration services. Client assets
under administration are up 22.1
per cent year-on-year to $3.9
billion".
Alan Thompson, Bank of
Butterfield's group president
and chief executive, praised the
Bahamas operations for a
"strong performance".

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To manage one formal dining room in the Club House
of the hotel and an informal Bistro at the marina.

FOOD & BEVERAGE DIRECTOR:
To manage two restaurant/bar operations in hotel

EXECUTIVE SOUS CHEF:
To be Sous Chef for formal dining room in the
Club House of the hotel.

Both positions open immediately
Please contact and send resume to:
Peter Curtis General Manager
Fax: (242) 365-4248 or pwc2009@aol.com


Wnat you see
is what you
believe, and
what we are
seeing in our
society of late is an increase in
criminality that has all of us con-
cerned. While the experts may


say otherwise, their actions indi-
cate a situation that questions
even if they even believe what
they are saying.
But this is not to jtimp on the
police, as they have enough
problems. The focus must be
on the corporate community,
which moves ahead regardless,
as business must go on. This
being the case, increased efforts
are necessary for the safe deliv-
ery of services to customers. By
this time, company heads
should have developed strate-
gies to deal with the crime situ-
ation.
A word of caution is neces-
sary here. Yes, it is that-time of
the year when crime usually
increases. All of us in the cor-
porate arena have become
accustomed to it, but. we must
not allow complacency to over-
ride caution. Especially consid-
ering the current situation,
which involves the reallocation
of law enforcement resources
over the last 12 months.
Urban Renewal, school secu-
rity services, and now a new
tourist police unit, means that
those officers who would have
been doing regular frontline
duties are now engaged on spe-
cial assignments that take them
away from regular duties. Most
recently, we have also had a
shift in resources to assist in
relief as a result of the Hurri-
cane Wilma.
Of course, the authorities will
never let it be known that they
are short on manpower,
because of the potential for pan-
ic, but you do the math and
watch the streets for the num-
ber of patrol cars not the ones
marked 'Urban Renewal', just a
good -old blue patrol car.
How does this affect crime?
Well, if you are not monitoring
I assure you the criminal is, as
the presence and availability of
the police directly affect his
profit margin.
What can the corporate secu-
rity manager do to reduce the
risks as they pertain to crime,
security and loss? I will present
some proven strategies that will
increase your potential of a hav-
ing a crime-free environment.
Awareness
Called 'Zanshin' by the
Japanese Samurai, this state of
being was developed to reduce
the potential of being killed
when least expected. Interest-
ingly enough, it was not a skill
developed primarily for
wartime. It was a technique that
was most beneficial during
peace time or perceived peace
times. In other words, when you
least expected danger or when
you were comfortable, when the
simplest abnormality or irreg-
ularity could determine the dif-
ference between life and death.
Often the victims, be it the
person or the establishment,
suffer from not noticing simple
tell-tale signs. No event occurs
in isolation, so one of the fun-


damental theories of crime pre-
vention is to be aware of your
surroundings.
The difficulty is in recognizing
these signs and having enough
time to counter them. For
example, many of us have
bought into the idea of Closed
Circuit Television (CCTV)
Cameras, but this tool seems to
only have value after a loss
event has occurred. With great
pride, the security manager or
person assigned to security
hands over to the police a
recording of the crime.
System
However, if the camera sys-
tem was properly used, there
will have been mandatory
reviews of the daily recordings,
in an effort to observe the
movement of people in and out
of the business. Especially
important are recordings of the
area immediately outside,called
the staging area. This is where
the criminal prepares him/her-
self for the big event, and has
usually visited the area on
numerous occasions to gain
some type of comfort level
before engaging the target.
The security team, through
this method, now has a good
idea of the areas that are prone
or vulnerable to attack. Pardon
my jargon, but it is difficult to
separate these strategies from
the ones used by any military
protection force.
What if you do not have the
luxury of a CCTV system?
Then what? Well, take the pulse
of the environment we are liv-
ing in. Additionally, it is not a
bad idea to employ the services,
unofficially, of the local bum
who hangs around your office


area. You can guarantee he will
see danger coming a mile away.
What about the janitress or
even the mail room clerk?.
These persons are regularly
ignored and not talked to, but
they listen and observe things
that we are too busy to appre-
ciate.
In days of old, the American
Indians put their ears to the
ground to hear and get a better
feel for the movement of the
earth, thus getting forewarning
of approaching danger.
What we have fallen into is
the trap of being reactive and
problem solving, both of which
have their merits, but demand
that we become victims first. As
a result, we have become numb
or desensitised to the signs and
indicators around us. This is an
unacceptable conclusion, espe-
cially for those of us who want
to live and be profitable. By
increasing our state of alertness
and awareness, we can prevent
loss. By doing this, we now
reduce cost of having to recov-
er damages from the halt in pro-
ductivity caused by crime.
Next week, I will discuss the
sharing of information with
security staff to increase the
effectiveness of this prevention
effort.
NB: Gamal Newry is the
president of Preventative Mea-
sures, a loss prevention and
asset protection training and
consulting company, specialis-
ing in Policy and Procedure
Development, Business Securi-
ty Reviews and Audits, and
Emergency and Crisis Man-
agement Comments can be sent
to PO Box N-3154 Nassau,
Bahamas, or e-mail
gnewry@coralwave.com


Public Utilities Commission





PUBLIC NOTICE


STATEMENT OF RESULTS


PUBLIC CONSULTATION








The PUC has concluded its public consultation on BTC's application to
increase monthly rates/prices for telephone lines. This Statement of
Results summarizes, and responds to, the substantive comments received
by the PUC on this matter. The PUC has given approval for BTC to
increase monthly rates/prices for telephone lines from $9.50 to $15 for
residential customers and from $20 to $36 for business customers all in
accordance with its application to increase these rates/prices. After due
consultation with BTC, the PUC requires BTC to introduce a Senior
Citizen Package based on a 20% discount on the new monthly rate/prices
for a residential telephone line for qualified applicants.

The PUC will amend Schedule 1 of BTC's Licence to reflect the foregoing
decisions. BTC shall implement the new rates/prices and the Senior
Citizen Package no earlier than thirty (30) days from the signing of the
amendment to its Licence.

In processing BTC's application, the PUC has been cognizant of the
requirement for it to exercise its powers and functions in a manner that
is transparent, objective, non-discriminatory and consistent with the
objectives of the Telecommunications Act, 1999, particularly section
6(4), the Telecommunications Sector Policy and BTC's Licence.

Copies of the Statement of Results analyzing the comments received
may be obtained from the PUC's Office, Fourth Terrace, East, Collins
Avenue; Nassau, Bahamas or downloadedfrom the PUC's website
(www.pucbahamas.gov.bs).


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Companies must know




their surroundings




to fight crime


Safe & Secure


Legal Notice

NOTICE

MOBIL EXPLORATION AND
PRODUCING AZERBAIJAN INC.


Creditors having debts or claims against the above-
named Company are required to send particulars thereof
to the undersigned c/o P.O.Box N-624, Nassau, Bahamas
on or before 24th November, A.D., 2005. In default thereof
they will be excluded from the benefit of any distribution
made by the Liquidator.

Dated the 1st day of November, A.D., 2005

K. L. Floyd
Liquidator
16945 Northchase Drive
Houston, Texas 77060, U.S.A.


Legal Notice

NOTICE

MOBIL EXPLORATION AND
PRODUCING AZERBAIJAN INC.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) MOBIL EXPLORATION AND PRODUCING
AZERBAIJAN INC. is in dissolution under the provisions of
the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the 31st
day of October, 2005 when its Articles of Dissolution were
submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is K. L. Floyd of 16945
Northchase Drive, Houston, Texas 77060, U.S.A.

Dated the Ist day of November, A.D. 2005.

HARRY B. SANDS, LOBOSKY MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.
Attorneys for the above-named Company


Barrett A. Russell
Executive Director


jjCJ=fFinancial Advisors Ltd.
Pricing Information As Of:
01 November 2005

52wk-HI 52wk-Lo w Symbol Previous Close Today's Clos e Change Daily Vol. EPS $ Div $ P/E Yield
1.10 0.73 Abaco Markets 0.73 0.73 0.00 -0.169 0.000 N/M 0.00%
10.24 8.00 Bahamas Property Fund 10.23 10.24 0.01 3,000 1.456 0.340 7.0 3.32%
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 1.27 Bahamas Waste 1.27 1.27 0.00 0.112 0.060 11.3 4.72%
1.20 0.87 Fidelity Bank 1,20 1.20 0.00 0.066 0.030 18.2 2.50%
9.27 6.94 Cable Bahamas 9.27 9.27 0.00 0.618 0.240 15.0 2.59%
2.20 1.50 Colina Holdings 1.51 1.60 -0.01 1,894 -0.046 0.000 NM 0.00%
9.10 7.00 Commonwealth Bank 9.09 9.09 0.00 0.791 0.410 11.5 4.51%
. 2.50 0.96 Doctor's Hospital 2.40 2.40 0.00 0.429 0.000 5.6 0.00%
4.35 3.85 Famguard 4.35 4.35 0.00 0.428 0.240 9.1 5.52%
1 10.90 9.50 Finoo 10.90 10.89 -0.01 5,000 0.695 0.510 15.7 4.68%
10.00 7.45 FirstCaribbean 9.90 10.00 0.10 12,500 0.695 0.380 13.9 3.80%
9.25 8.39 Focol 9.25 9.25 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%
8.75 8.20 J. S. Johnson 8.75 8.75 0.00 0.526 0.560 16.6 6.40%
6.69 4.36 Kerzner International BDRs 5.83 5.92 0.09 0.122 0.000 47.8 0.00%
S10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 2.036 0.760 4.9 7.60%
52wk-Hi 52wk-Lo w Smbo BidEAsk Iia-tPlc. feekly Vol EPS /E Yleldd
13.00 12.50 Bahamas Supermarkets 12.25 13.25 11.00 1.768 0.960 7.5 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 41.00 2.220 0.000 19.4 0.00%
16.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 12.33 13.33 12.50 1.105 0.810 14.6 6.93%
0.60 0.35 RND Holdings 0.29 0.54 0.35 -0.103 0.000 N/M 0.00%
52wk-HI 52wk-Lo w Fund Name NAV YTD% Last 12 Months Div $ Yield %
1.2578 1.1892 Colina Money Market Fund 1.257751"
2.4403 2.0536 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 2.4403 ***
S10.6103 10.0000 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 10.6103****
S2.2560 2.1491 Collna MSI Preferred Fund 2.267097**
1.1395 1.0686 Colina Bond Fund 1.139546"***
BISX ALL SHARE INDE X 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
S2wk-HI Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
.2wk-Low Lowest closing price In last 62 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
j Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week
. Change Change In closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
I Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
* DIV $ Dividends per share paid In the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100
AS AT SEP. 30. 2005/*** AS AT SEP 30, 2005
AS AT OCT. 30. 20051 ** AS AT SEP. 30, 2005/ ***** AS AT SEP. 30, 2005


PAGE 2B, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2005


THE TRIBUNE













New FIU director named


THE Government has
named Anthony M. Johnson,
an experienced Bahamian
banker, as director of the
Financial Intelligence Unit
(FIU), giving him a three-year
contract. Attorney General and
Minister of Education the Hon.
Alfred Sears has announced.
Mr Johnson, who assumed
office yesterday, succeeds


Edward Smith, who had acted
as director.
Attorney General Alfred
Sears, in announcing the
appointment, thanked Mr
Smith for his "exemplary ser-
vice" and for "so ably manag-
ing" the FIU during his tenure.
Mr Johnson has been
employed in the banking and
trust sector for about 26 years.


He has been associated with
financial institutions, both
onshore and offshore, in the
public and private sectors, at
senior and middle managerial
levels. Mr Johnson has worked
in various areas such as credit
and marketing, operations, reg-
ulatory oversight, compliances,
risk management, money laun-
dering prevention and corpo-


rate secretarial.
During the course of his
career, Mr Johnson has been
involved as either a participant
or presenter in many domestic
and international conferences,
seminars and training pro-
grammes directly related to his
job functions.
Mr Johnson holds under-
graduate and graduate degrees


PUC staff to present at regional conference


FOUR staff members from
the Public Utilities Commis-
sion (PUC) will this week give
presentations at the Organisa-
tion of Caribbean Utility Reg-
ulators (OOCUR) conference,
which begins today at Nassau's
British Colonial Hilton resort.
The PUC's financial analyst,
Kathleen Riviere-Smith, will
present on Achieving Univer-
sal Service in the 700 Islands of
the Bahamas, Fact or Fiction.
Telecommunications engi-
neer Charles Kemp will speak
on Managing the Radio Spec-
trum the Bahamian Frame-
work and Experience; econo-
mist Franklin Brown will assess
The Current State of Competi-
tion in some member Countries
of OOCUR; and administra-
tion manager, Karen I. Rigby,
will present on Human
Resources Management in Util-
ity Regulation the Bahamian
Experience.
The conference, which is
being held under the theme
Utility Regulation in the
Caribbean Fulfilling the Man-
date, is expected to attract
about 60 to 80 utility regula-
tors from 13 countries. It is
being staged jointly be the
PUC and OCCUR, of which
the Bahamas is a founding
member.
E. George Moss, the PUC's
chairman, said 30 presentations
will be made in the three-day
conference. There will be nine
papers on telecommunications,
nine on electricity, five on


* THIS week the Public Utilities Commission will co-host the third OOCUR annual conference
at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel in Nassau under the theme Utility Regulation in The
Caribbean Fulfilling the Mandate. Pictured above from left: (seated) Barrett A. Russell,
executive director, PUC; E. George Moss, chairman PUC; (standing) Kathleen Riviere-Smith,
financial analyst, PUC; Leonard Adderley, Sr. telecommunications engineer, PUC; Charles
Kemp, telecommunications engineer, PUC; Karen Rigby, administration manager, PUC; and
Franklin Brown, economist, PUC.


water and six papers on admin-
istrative law, capacity building,
public participation in regula-
tion and other institutional
issues.
"The participants, including
operators, regulators, policy-


makers and stakehold
have the unique oppo
to learn from a wide va
experts who possess ex
knowledge and experi
regulating water, elect
and telecommunicatio


(TCL photo by Dominique Thompson)

ers will most dynamic of all the sectors.
)rtunity Administrative law, capacity
iriety of building, public consultation
extensive and other institutional matters
ience in have usually triggered vibrant
ctricity, and scholarly discussion," Mr
ans, the Moss said.


from the University of Dayton
and the University of Miami,
as well as membership in a
number of professional and
industry-related organisations.
These include the London


Institute of Financial Services,
the Society of Trust and Estate
Practitioners, the International
Compliance Association and
The Bahamas Association of
Compliance Officers.


FOR RENT


5 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom, Split Level,
Partly Furnished. Nassau East Blvd.
$2000 per month.


Commercial
12,000 sq.ft.
Spaces.


Building (Brand New)
@$12.50 sq.ft.. Parking


Condo out West. Gated Community. 2
bed 2 bath. Fully Furnished. $2000 per
month


Call 328-4800 ask for

Leslia or Yasmine


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY


Multistore, Retail Company offering career opportunities.

Store Managers:
* Minimum 3 years experience
* Organizational 'and supervisory skills essential
* Computer experience required
* Merchandising aptitude/experience an asset
* Ability to work flexible hours
* Competitive benefit package with medical
* Salary commensurate with experience

Senior Sales Staff:
* Minimum 3 years experience
* Computer experience essential
* Merchandising experience/aptitude an asset
* Sales driven personality
* Competitive benefit package with medical
* Salary commensurate with experience

Warehouse Manager:
* Minimum 3 years experience in:
receiving/processing/inventory management
* Computer experience necessary
* Organizational and supervisory skills essential
* Some flexibility in operating hours required
* Competitive benefit package

Drivers/Equipment Assembly Personal:
* Current drivers license 3 years minimum experience
in both manual and automatic vehicles
* Ability to assemble basic mechanical consumer products
* Some flexibility in operating hours required
* Competitive benefit package


Please send resume to:


c/o DA 2167
The Tribune
P.O. Box N-32017
Nassau, Bahamas


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2005, PAGE 3B


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Kerzner Q3 estimate


'may be too high'


FROM page 1B

Phase III are recorded."
For the 2005 third quarter,
results Kerzner International is
expected to announce early this
month, Bear Stearns is project-
ing that Atlantis will generate
$122.4 million in net revenues,
compared to $103.5 million in
the same period in 2004, while
the One & Only Ocean Club's


revenues will increase from $6.8
million to $12.4 million.
For the three months to Sep-
tember 30, 2005, Bear Steams
has forecast that Atlantis will
produce $30.6 million in oper-
ating income, with Kerzner
International's share of the Har-
borside timeshare development
generating a further $2 million.
The One & Only Ocean Club
is expected to produce operating


income of $1.9 million, with a
further $1.5 million coming from
what is described as tour opera-
tions and destination resorts.
Mr Greff said Kerzner Inter-
national's Atlantis and One &
Only Ocean Club properties
were likely to perform better
than previous 2005 second half
estimates. Of the stock upgrade
for Kerzner International, Mr
Greff said: "Our rating is based


on what we view to be an
improved risk/reward profile in
the stock following the recent
pullback in share price and less-
than-inspiring year-to-date share
price performance in front of
anticipated 15-20 per cent EPS
growth through 2010.
"At the time of our upgrade,
the stock was off 18 per cent
from its 52-week high and 9 per
cent since it reported solid sec-


ond quarter 2005 results in ear-
ly August."
Mr Greff said Kerzner Inter-
national had an attractive
opportunity for internal growth
through its $730 million Phase
III expansion on Paradise
Island, which gave the company
a chance "to expand the earn-
ings base while reinvesting in a
high-return asset within a low-
tax, competition insulated envi-


ronment".
However, the Bear Stearns
analyst warned about potential
liquidity problems with Kerzner
International shares due to
"substantial inside ownership".
About 41 per cent of the com-
pany's shares were owned by
insiders, meaning the stock suf-
fered "from a lack of float and
liquidity" that could potentially
limit share price upside.


FROM page 1B


A leading securityfirm is seeking




ELIGIBLITY CRITERIA:

Be between the ages of 25-45 years old.
Must be well-groomed and a good performer.
Must have the legal right to work in the Bahamas
No history of Felony convictions
Ability to ready, comprehend, and perform written
orders, understands policies, procedures, and
instructions.
Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent.
Positive attitude, great people skills, and career-
oriented. Ability to perform as a team player and
act independently.
Be able to pass a background investigation and
drug screening.
Must be willing to work nights, weekends,
holidays and overtime.
Success Applicants are entitled to:

A superior benefits package
Learning and development opportunities
Advancement potential
Award, bonuses and incentive programs
Exciting employee relations calendar

Interested persons can contact
325-6170/4 between the
hours of 9am-5pm, Mon.-Fri.



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2005
IN THE SUPREME COURT No. 00992
Equity Side
IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or tract
of land containing Thirty-three (33) Acres more or
less and being a portion of the Cottage divided int ,
parcels marked A, B, C, D, E, F,G, H,J..and K an;
situate on the Northeastern side of Queens Highway.
approximately one (1) mile Southeast of the Settlement
of George Town in the Island of Great Exuma one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
AND IN THE MATTER OF the Quieting Titles Act,
1959.
AND IN THE MATTER OF the Petition of Frederick
Freddie Morley.

NOTICE OF PETITION
The Petition of Frederick Freddie Morley, of The Cottage,
George Town Great Exuma, in respect of:-
ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land situate between
the main land and Crab Cay and Eastwardly of
Queen's Highway and approximately one (1) mile
SOutheast of the Settlement of George Town in the
Island of Great Exuma one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas and containing by
admeasurement Thirty-three (33) Acres more or less
and being part of the area known as "The Cottage"
and bounded NORTHWESTWARDLY by land now or
formerly the property of Milton Strachan
EASTWARDLY by land the property of Holmes
Company Limited and the remainder being bounded
on all sides by the high water mark of the sea which
said piece parcel or tract of land has such position
shape boundaries marks and dimensions as are
shown on the diagram or plan hereto filed herein and
being the land which is the subject of the Petition
filed herein.
Frederick Freddie Morley claims to be the equitable
and beneficial owner in possession of the parcel of
land hereinbefore described and such ownership as
aforesaid arises by virtue of a possessory title to the
said land. The Petitioner has made application to the
Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas under Section Three (3) of the Quieting
Titles Act, 1959 to have his title to the said land
investigated.
Copies of the filed plan may be inspected during
normal office-hours at:-
1) The Registry of the Supreme Court, Ansbacher
House, East Street, Nassau, Bahamas
2) The Chambers of Harry B. Sands, Lobosky &
Company, Shirley House, Fifty Shirley Street,
Nassau, Bahamas.
3) The Office of the Island Administrator, George
Town, Great Exuma, Bahamas.
Notice is given that any person having dower or right
of dower or an adverse claim or a claim not recognized
in the petition shall on or before the 2nd day of
December A.D., 2005 file in the Supreme Court and
serve on the Petitioner or the undersigned a statement
of such claim in the prescribed form, verified by an
affidavit to be filed therewith. Failure by any such
person to file and serve a statement of such claim
on or before the 2nd day of December, A.D., 2005
will operate as a bar to such claim.
HARRY B. SANDS, LOBOSKY & COMPANY
CHAMBERS
SHIRLEY HOUSE
FIFTY SHIRLEY STREET
NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS
ATTORNEYS FOR THE PETITIONER


coming shortly.
Mr Sansbury himself told a
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce luncheon in September
that Baha Mar's next "major
announcement" would be the
identity of its hotel and casino
partners, "two of the best-
known brands" in their respec-
tive industries.
"We basically have our part-


ners lined up," Mr Sansbury said
then. "We're co-ordinating the
announcement, so there's no
chance it's not going to happen."
Negotiations, he added, had
been "intense but fruitful".
Meanwhile, Mr Sansbury con-
firmed that the Radisson Cable
Beach Resort one of the three
hotel properties that Baha Mar
now owns as a prelude to its $1.6


LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

KANCONE ESTABLISHMENT LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the 28th
day of October, 2005. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc.,
of P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



GN-287



MINISTRY OF FINANCE

NOTICE

THE TARIFF ACT
(NO. 5 OF 2003)

DECLARATION OF EXIGENCY (NO. 12)

The Minister of Finance, pursuant to Item 11
of Part B of the Fourth Schedule to the Tariff
Act, hereby declares the following exigency
to be an exigency which qualifies for the
purposes of the exemption permitted under the
said Item 11, namely:

the urgent need of residents in Bimini, Berry
Islands, Grand Bahama and Abaco for goods
specified in the Schedule which the Minister
is satisfied are intended for the relief of persons
who have suffered hardship or loss as a result
of the hurricane known as "WILMA".

Provided that the importation of goods under
the provision of the said Item 11 is permitted
during the period commencing on 27th October
2005 and ending on 31st January, 2006.

SCHEDULE

DUTY FREE GOODS

Building Materials
Electrical Fixtures and Materials
Plumbing Fixtures and Materials
Household Furniture and Appliances
Clothing (including footwear)
Motor Vehicles*

Where any abuse or misuse of goods imported
under this Declaration is observed, the goods
may be seized and disposed of in accordance
with Section 83 of the Customs Management
Act, Chapter 293.

*Approval to be sought by application to the Ministry of Finance.
Exemption shall be based on the market value of the motor
vehicle destroyed on the date of the hurricane.

Dated this 27th day of October, 2005






Rt. Honourable Perry G. Christie
Prime Minister


billion revamp of the Cable
Beach Strip has become an all-
inclusive resort from yesterday
onwards.
"What most people do not
realise is that it is already 90 per
cent all-inclusive and has been
doing that for several years,"
Mr Sansbury said. "That has
been a successful positioning for
the hotel. We're taking it all the
way."
He explained that with the
three properties, Baha Mar
could segment the tourist mar-
kets it was going after and
"channel" them to the type of
product aind offering they want-
ed.
The Radisson all-inclusive
package will include all food and
beverage, transportation to and


from the airport, and non-motor
beach activities.
However, Mr Sansbury said
the property would honour all
reservations that.were already
booked for non-inclusives, plus
corporate bookings.
He added that the Radisson
was intended as an alternative to
rival Cable Beach all-inclusives,
Sandals and Breezes, and would
be positioned at a price point
between the two.
On whether the Radisson
would remain as an all-inclusive
beyond 2009, when the Cable
Beach redevelopment was
scheduled for completion, Mr
Sansbury said it was "too ear-
ly" to say, and the answer was
likely to be driven by Baha
Mar's hotel operating partner.


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, MARCELLINE
DORMUS, of Fox Dale, Nassau, Bahamas, intend to
change my name to MARCELLINE GEORGE. If there are
any objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you
may write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer,
RO.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30)
days after the date of publication of this notice.



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that WILAINE PETIT-BOSE, OF
ROSEDNAL STREET, 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 2ND day, f
NOVEMBER, 2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationailit and
Citizenship, P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.


PUBLIC NOTICE
Intent To Change Name By Deed Poll
The public is hereby advised that I, D'VAUGHN GREENE,
of Quarry Mission Road, RO. Box N-60, Nassau, Bahamas
intend to change my name to TENI'R OMAR GREENE. If,
there are any objections to this change of name by deed
poll, you may write such objections to the Chief Passport
Officer, RO. Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than
thirty (30) days after the date of the publication of this
notice.

LEGALNOTICE

NOTICE

CAMPECHE S.A.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
28th day of October, 2005. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., of P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

WIL VALLEY LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
28th day of October, 2005. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., of P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.


ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


THE TRIBUNE


PAGE 4B, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2005


BUSINESS









THE TRIBUNE


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2005, PAGE 5B


'Strong performance' from


Butterfield's Bahamas unit


- PRESS RELEASE


telephone: 3 7 P.O. Box N-7508 Nassau, Bahaas


FROM page 1B

He said in a statement: "It is
pleasing to note that the group's
core businesses, both in Bermu-
da and overseas, continue to
perform in line with expecta-
tions. Our Bermuda businesses
continue to do well; in particular
the community banking division
has demonstrated significant
growth in a highly competitive
environment.
"In the United Kingdom we
recorded positive earnings in
line with expectations, and
strong performances were also
seen from our Guernsey and
Bahamas businesses."
Bank of Butterfield entered


the Bahamas in August to Sep-
tember 2003, with the acquisi-
tions of Thorand Bank & Trust
and Leopold Joseph (Bahamas).
Both institutions were subse-
quently merged to form Butter-
field Bank (Bahamas).
It then acquired Deerfield
Fund Services at the end of Jan-
uary 2004, renaming that But-
terfield' Fund Services
(Bahamas).
As a whole, the Butterfield
group achieved record third
quarter net income of $30.6 mil-
lion, an increase of 34 per cent
year-on-year. Net income for
the first nine months of 2005
was up 23.4 per cent at $85 mil-
lion.
Earnings per share were up


29 cents on 2004 comparatives at
$1.18.
Richard Ferrett, executive
vice-president and chief finan-
cial officer, said: "Most pleas-
ing was the improvement in the
Group's efficiency ratio, at 64.1
per cent for the quarter com-
pared to 73.3 per cent for the
same period a year ago.
"Our return on equity con-
tinues to remain solid at 25.7
per cent for the quarter, com-
pared to 22 per cent for the
same quarter a year ago. Signif-
icant increases were seen year-
on-year in the group's revenue
generation with net interest
income increasing by 10.7 per
cent and non-interest income
increasing by 11.1 per cent."


FROM page 1B


enue enhancement exercise,
where the intent was to ensure
all revenue due was being col-
lected and on a timely basis."
He backed up James Smith,
minister of state for finance,
who yesterday told The Tribune
that the greatest revenue
increase during the 2005-2006
fiscal first quarter had been seen
in Stamp Tax.
Mr Cunningham said that
"from all indications", the Gov-
ernment "can be satisfied" that
the amendments had achieved
what they set out to.
Stamp Tax revenues account-
ed for about 19 per cent of the
Government's total revenues,
which in 2004-2005 were about
$1.05 billion, but the Act needed
to be amended to plug loop-
holes created by company merg-
ers and acquisitions; the. use of
corporate and trust structures
for legal avoidance; and certain
construction contracts.
Problems had also arisen with
the timely stamping of docu-
ments, and Mr Cunningham said
additional penalties had been
included in the amendments.
Stamp Tax was now payable
on all the assets of a business
being sold, apart from cash and
bank accounts, Mr Cunningham
said. Previously, the sale of
shares in companies had been
used to avoid payment.
However, there were "certain
exemptions" that excluded com-
panies considered as non-resi-
dent folre hpae puTs'r .i


companies with an annual
turnover of less than $500,000
from paying Stamp Tax when
they were sold. The latter
exemption is designed to aid
small businesses.
To combat Stamp Tax avoid-
ance through mergers and the
vesting of assets in other com-
panies, Mr Cunningham said
any land or business acquired
via a merger would be treated as
if it was acquired directly. IBCs
and charitable organisations,
though, were exempt from this
provision.
He added that one area where
the Government had "really lost
out on a lot of revenue" were
construction contracts that were
tied to land sales. Often, Stamp
Tax had only been paid on the
land, and this had cost revenues
on condominium complexes and
"large residential premises", but
from now on it will be treated as
one contract rather than two.


To prevent documents going
unstamped for a long period of
time, surcharges of 10 per cent
of the Stamp Tax value and 15
per cent would now be applied
for papers not dealt with for
between six-12 months and over
one year respectively.
Permits issued under the
International Persons Land-
holding Act could now be ren-
dered "null and void" if no
development started within 18
months of their issue, while Mr
Cunningham said penalties had
been added to deal with "shams
and bogus mortgages", plus the
backdating of documents.
There were also penalties for
realtors and attorneys who mis-
sappropriated monies they were
holding in escrow on behalf of
clients to pay Stamp Tax.
In some instances, penalties
in the Stamp Tax Act had been
raised from $50 to $5,000; $100
to $5,000; and $100 to $1,000.


NOTICE

To the general public the office of
COOKE-MCIVER & CO.
has relocated to
HEPBURN HOUSE
Shirley Street & Sears Road, First Floor
Please contact us at 1-242-356-5613/356-5491
or email us @ cookemciver@speedwayinternet.com
-for ayfurtter details.


Public Utilities Commission


PUBLIC NOTICE


The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has taken note of
telecommunications marketing activities offering reduced international
telephone rates.


The Public Utilities Commission hereby informs the public that:


(a) Section 8 of the Telecommunications Act prohibits the provision
of any telecommunications service by any person without a
licence issued by the PUC;


(b) Any person who provides telecommunication services without a
licence from the PUC or aids the illegal provision of these services
shall be guilty of a criminal offence and may be fined up to three
hundred thousand dollars ($300,000) in accordance with Section
35 of the Telecommunications Act; and


(c) Violators of the Telecommunications Act can be expected to be
prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.


The PUC also invites the public, including operators and consumers,
to provide information on such illegal activities to the PUC. Such
information will be treated in the utmost confidence.


For further information, contact the PUC at telephone 322-4437,
extension 234, fax 323-7288 or puc@pucbahamas.gov.bs.



Mr. Barrett Russell
Executive Director


Fourth Terrace East, Collins Avenue
P.O. BOX N-4860
Nassau, Bahamas
Website: wwwPUCBahamas.gov.bs


UNCOLLECTED SHORT-TERM BENEFIT CHEQUES

NEW PROVIDENCE LOCAL OFFICE
261 Short-Term Benefit Cheques Await Collection By Eligible Claimants. Al Claims Were Processed In
New Providence.

The Names of Persons with outstanding cheques are listed below. These persons are requested to collect their
cheque(s) from the Cashier's Department, located on the Ground Floor of the National Insurance Board's
Building in Jumbey Village, Baillou Hill Road, between 9:15 am 4:45 pm on weekdays.

Claimants are asked to collect their cheques(s) in persons and to produce photo identification.
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Director


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ADDERLEY, Corolyn
ASTWOOD, Shonovya
AZORD, Remise
BAIN, Erica
BALFOUR, Marsha
BANNISTER, Destiny
BASCOE, Mervarine
BELJOUR, Marcelline
BENEBY, LaKeisha
BERNARD, Sharon
BONIMY, Madonna
BOWE, Mirlande
BOWE, Natasha
BOWE, Shanella
BROWN, Elizabeth
BRYAN,Arlene
BULLARD, Chamette
BURROWS, Pamala
CAMPBELL, Dalia
CAROLE, Cristin
CARTWRIGHT, Tara
CARTWRIGHT, Yuntalia
CEREMY, Clenise
CHALWELL, Denise
CHAMBERS, Ronda
CHARLES, Sylvanie
CLARKE, Brenda
COAKLEY, Jermine
COLEBROOK, Tamika
COOPER, Lakeisha
COOPER, Rulamae
CRUICKSHANK, Heather
CYRIL, Suzette
DAHL, Georgette
DAVIS, Latia
DAVIS, Shirley
DAVIS, Vylana
DEAN, Llorette
DELANCY, Jennifer
DELISLE, Valerie
DENNIS, Ted
DESHOMMES, Melande
DEVEAUX, Deidre
ETIENNE, Mona
EVANS, Tiffani
FARRINGTON, Tennille
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FERGUSON, Dorothy
FERGUSON, Latina
FERGUSON, Ruthquiche
FERGUSON, Shantel
FLOWERS, Brenda
FLOWERS, Diane
FLOWERS, Rosemary
FORBES, Lisa
FOUNTAIN, Patricia
FRANCIS, Dionne
FRANCIS, Margaret
FRANKS, Shantell
FRAZIER, Latesha
GAITOR, Princess
GANOT, Lorraine
GIBSON, Shanika
GIBSON,Tiffaney
GOODING, Loretta
GOULD,Alfreda
GOUTHRO,Vivienne
GRAHAM, Michelle
GREEN, Josette
HALL, Deidre
HANNA, Evelyn
HENDERSON, Okeal
HENFIELD, Linda
HENRYrShum
HEPBURN,Alice
HEPBURN, Audrey
HEPBURN, Theresa
HIGGS, Brenda
HIGGS, Ladeira
HUMESAlvem
HUMES, Tancia
HYPPOLITE, Tanya
ILLING, Lisa
JACQUES, Vanessa
JEANTY, Rose Marie
JOHNSON, Cinderella
JOHNSON, Cindereta
JOHNSON, Delcie
JOHNSON, Jennifer
JOHNSON, Marina
JOHNSON, Stephanie
JULES, Jacqueline
KAJOKAYA, Stephana
KELLY,Allison
KELLY, Tiffany
KING, Linnis
KNOWLES, Anischa
KNOWLES, Debramae
KNOWLES, Patrice
KNOWLES, Tiffany
KNOWLES, Vania
LaCROIX, Kathy
LaFLEUR, Barbara
LaFRANCE, Yolanne
LEWIS, Teddy
LINDEN, Fahamisha
LOCKHART, Tamarah
LOPEZ-RODRIQUEZ, Yisell
LOUIS, Jacqueline
LUBIN, Monique
MACKEY, Kenlen
MACKEY, Tiffany
MAILLIS, Eleni
MARCELLE, Marline
MATHURIN, Wilnise
MAURA,Annabeth
McDEIGAN, Rhonda
McKENZIE, Avis
McLAREN, Mary
McQUEEN, Blondie
McTAGGARI, Catriona
MICHEL, Magella
MILLER, Mischicar
MILLER, Rackell
MILLER, Ruthlyn
MINUS, Tommecine
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MOSS, Lashan
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MOTT, Marachelle
MUNROE, Dorothea
MURPHY, Bernadette
MURPHY, Melissa
MURRAY, Doreen
MURRAY, Estherleta
MURRAY, Karyn
MURRAY, Theresa
.MYERS, Lisa
NEELY, Bernadette
NESBITT,Abigea
NEWTON, Elrona
NEWTON, Glendina
NEWTON, Peggy
NEWTON, Valderine
NEYMOUR, Carole
NORRIS, Tiffany
NOTTAGE, Ethnee
OSAREMEN, Janeen
OUTTEN, Letitia
PARKER,Angela
PARKER, Candio
PENNERMAN, Susan
PETIT-FRERE, Elmicia
PIERRE, Kerline
PIERRRE, Veonicka
PINDER,Anthony
PINDER, Curline
POITIER, Shamika
PRATT, Aretha
PRATT, Nathaniel
PRATT, Petula
PUDDIE,Althea
RADNETTER, Kyshna
RAHMING Michelle
RAHMING, Opal
RANKINE, Marsha
RECKLEY, Angel
EID, Shakera
RICHARDSON, Dionette
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ROBERTS, Yolanda
ROLLE, Coretta
ROLLE, Jeanamae
ROLLE, Lakerah
ROLLE, Larissa
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ROLLE, Lucine
ROLLE, Marishka
ROLLE, Michelle
ROLLE, Shanreka
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* CROSS COUNTRY
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
GERALD CASH, CH
Reeves and CR Walker will
put their cross country titles
on the line this Saturday at
the 13th annual CH Reeves
Raptors cross country cham-
pionships.
The championships, which
kick-off both the cross country
and track and field seasons,
will be held at Clifford Park.
There will be more than 15
schools lined up at the starting
line in the eight divisions.
Prizes will be awarded to the
top six finishers in each divi-
sion.
The school with the top six
finishers in any one division
will be crowned the divisional
overall winners.


for grabs


Event to get new

season underway


The meet hosted over 400
student-athletes last year and,
according to meet director
Fritz Grant, the number of
entries will double.

Daring
Defending champions Sir
Gerald Cash have already
turned in their entry forms
and are daring the other pri-
mary schools to try and take
away their crown. Confirma-
tion has also been sent by


Queens College, Mt Carmel.
Primary school athletes will
be expected to complete a 1.5
hike, a 3k run for junior high
students with a 5k and 6k run
for senior high school women
and men.
"We had more than 400 ath-
letes last year," Grant said.
"So far we have gotten a num-
ber of entries in already so this
year's count is looking to dou-
ble.
"We still have persons call-
ing and bringing in their appli-
cations forms, so we are con-


fident that everything will go
as planned on Saturday.
"We are looking for it to be
a very successful meet. What
we try to do is encourage the
athletes because many of them
don't realise that cross country
is a propeller for the other
sports.

Helpful
"It assists with basketball,
volleyball and even soccer.
Running cross country is a
helpful part in every sport."
Grant encouraged the
coaches to bring their athletes
out, noting that some training
for track and field has already
started.
He also reminded them of
the success the Bahamas had
at this year's Carifta Games,


winning the first gold
medal at the games in the
800m.
"Cross country is a valuable
asset, not too many person
realise that at the start of the
track and field work out," said
Grant.
"I want us to look back at
last year's meet where we
had Ramon Miller from CR
Walker participate in his first
meet.
"Ramon went on to win the
country's first medal at the
Carifta games in the 800m. His
track and field season was also,
a productive one."
The deadline for entries was
set for Monday past, but has
been extended to the events
date, with a dollar late entry
fee charge.
The meet will get on the
way at 1pm.


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* BOXING
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
THE weather might have played a big
factor on the weekend boxing scene, but
coach Ray Minus is certain that this week's
show will go as planned.
Minus and the Champion Amateur
Boxing Club have decided to host weekly
boxing shows featuring some of the coun-
try's top young boxers.
So far, more than three shows have been





The


completed, with the weekend shows con-
cluding in December.

Opportunities
Minus said: "The weekend shows are
designed to give the younger boxers fight-
ing opportunities. It will also give them
the experience they need when they step
into the ring for games like Carifta and
other tournaments.
"So far the shows have been success-


ful, but two have been cancelled due to the
weather. Each week there are different
boxers so the competition has been very
competitive but friendly.
"We have gotten the participation from
some of the other boxing clubs, so the
.number of boxers is growing."
This weekend's action will be held at
the First Class Boxing Square, Wulff Road
and will feature three boxing clubs.
Like the other shows, Minus is expecting
some keen competition, as his boxing club
will take on boxers from the.Quincy Pratt


gloves


boxing club.
Pratt has confirmed 10 boxers for the
event, with more than 15 bouts on the
schedule.
Also taking part are several boxers from
the Kemp Road community boxing club,
the Groove Community Club and Montel
Heights community boxing club.
Minus added: "We are really trying to
groom some of the boxers, give them that
daily competition. The more fights they
participate in the better they will be.
"The boxers who participate in the


weekend shows a the upcoming boxers
so it is our duty to try and show them the
proper techniques.

Fundamentals
"Most of them go into the ring ready to
fight, but they don't have the fundamentals
down pat as yet. So watching them fight
gives the coaches an opportunity to go
into practice and correct them."
This week's show is set to start at 4pm.


on for


Bahamian


High hopes for

Johnson and Heild


boxing team.


* BOXING
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
WITH little over a month
of training under their belts,
the two-member Boxing
World Championship team is
ready to take on the competi-
tion.
Taureano Johnson and Carl
Heild are all set to take on
some of the World's top box-
ers at the Amateur Boxing
World Championships, being
held in Shanghai, China.
The team, which also con-
sists of head coach Andre
Seymour, will leave for bat-
tle on Tuesday.
The Amateur Boxing
World Championships are a
biennial event with boxers
competing for top spots in 11
divisions.
At the games, Johnson will
compete in the welterweight,
while Heild will be fighting in
the light middleweight.
Although their travelling
date is fast approaching, the
boxing duo are still training.

Training
According to Seymour their
level of training should be
able to place the two boxers
in a great position to medal.
"They are boxing extreme-
ly well, their confidence is up
and they are all set to go,"
said head coach Andre Sey-
mour.
"This is the biggest compe-
tition for amateur boxers,
everyone in the world will be
there, but our boys are ready.
We aren't looking for any-
thing easy.
"This is where we as a
country can see exactly where
we're at, in terms of amateur
boxing. The top boxers in the
world will be there, some of
the top countries in the world
will be there.


"I think we are going to
hold our own, I think we have
overcome the Commonwealth
championships so now we are
moving on.
"Mentally the boxers and
the coaches are ready, this is a
big key because there will be
some pressure points for
everyone."
Both Johnson and Heild
recently returned home from
three weeks of strenuous
training in Cuba.

Technical
An agreement made by the
Bahamas Boxing Federation
and the Cuban government is
designed to assist the Bahami-
an boxers with the technical
aspects of the sport.
For Seymour, the technical
part of the sport is where
most of the Bahamian boxers
are lacking.
He is sure that the funda-
mentals and various tech-
niques learned in Cuba by the
two boxers will assist them.
"We are grooming the box-
ers for the Olympics so any
help we can get is great,"
added Seymour.
"Sending them to Cuba is
an added plus, it gives them
an opportunity to learn the
new techniques and give them
chances to spar with some
new boxers."
The World Championships
will be the second interna-
tional competition for Heild.
His boxing debut on the
senior level came at the Com-
monwealth Championships,
held some months ago.'
But for Johnson, fighting
on the international scene has
become routine.
Johnson has competed in
more than five international
competitions, capturing a sil-
ver medal at last year's
Commonwealth Champi-
onships.


TAUREANO JOHNSON (above) and Carl Heild will compete at the Amateur Boxing World Championships,
being held in Shanghai, China.


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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2005


Bahamian

artist Eddie

Minnis

keeps it real

* By PETURA
BURROWS
Tribune Feature
Writer
WHILE some Bahami-
an artists are pushing the
envelope and moving
into more abstract works,
others, like Eddie Min-
nis, are staying true to
their realist roots.
"Artists can't help but
be impacted by outside
influences," Minnis said
in an interview with Tri-
bune Arts. "It's the same
with our music. But we,
(the Minnis family) stick
to the impressionist
school and realism.
"There have been peo-
ple commenting on our
work and saying, 'This is
my kind of art. No one
needs to explain this to
me or interpret this for
me. What I see is what I
get'."

Showcases
In the latest exhibition
to bring across this very
point, Minnis showcases
his work along with.
works from his two
daughters and son-in-
law. "The Minnis Family
Art Exhibition" officially
opens tonight at the Cen-
tral Bank of the
Bahamas Gallery. The
exhibition runs until Fri-
day, November 4 at the
gallery, from 9:30am to
4:30pm daily.
The project marks
Minnis' third exhibition
with his daughters,
Nicole and Roshanne,
and his first with son-in-
law, Ritchie Eyma
(Roshanne's husband).
Together, the artists have
produced 61 paintings for
display.

Landscapes

According to Minnis,
both his and Eyma's
work primarily depict
landscapes and historical
buildings in the
Bahamas, while Nicole
and Roshanne depict
Bahamians in their day-
to-day activities and
environment. All of the
work has been painted
from a series of pho-
tographs taken of the
artists' subject matter.
While the other artists
in the exhibition use
paint brushes, Minnis
uses a palette knife. It is
a technique that Minnis
has been using since
1965. He says that using.
the knife as opposed to a
brush gives a three
dimensional textured
effect, though he admits
that it makes painting an
arduous process.
Minnis refers to the
exhibition as a family
affair that features 100
per cent Bahamian con-
tent. There are no
abstract works here, and
each piece tells its own
story. From men fishing
to a mother plaiting her
daughter's hair, "The
Minnis Family Art Exhi-
bition" is a collection of
Bahamian island-life
illustrations.
Minnis hopes that
viewers leave with an
appreciation of the effort
that has been placed into
the exhibition. His has
been painting for
decades, and his daugh-
SEE page two


* HOLLY PAROTTI with works from her solo display 'Process'. (Photo: Felipe Major/Tribune staff)


Holly begins the 'Process'





of returning to her art



Long-awaited reunion with her love for etching


M By PETURA BURROWS
Tribune Feature Writer
A THREE-YEAR stint of
not publicly showcasing any of
her work has finally come to an
end for etching artist Holly
Parotti. Her prints were last
seen in a joint exhibition in 2002
with her sister, Lynn Parotti.
For the artist, "Process", her
solo display which opens at the
Posthouse Studio & Gallery on
Saturday, November 5, is much
more than an exhibition. It is
representative of a long-awaited
reunion with her love for etch-
ing, a journey back to art.
"This show is actually the
beginning of my journey back to
becoming an artist because I
have not been doing any work
for quite a bit of time. So I just
jumped on where I left off,"
Parotti, who serves as the assis-
tant to the director of the
National Art Gallery of the
Bahamas, told Tribune Arts.

Career
Holly's journey to art began
when she graduated from Saint
Augustine's College and was
pressed by her parents to find a
course of study that would lead
to a lucrative career. In their
opinion, it was either comput-
ers, "the thing that everyone
was getting into", or art. But
Holly hated computers, and till
does to this day.
So by process of elimination,
art became what she would pur-
sue as a career.
While attending a community
college in Connecticut, and still
not very sure of what direction
she actually wanted to pursue
in the arts, Parotti delved in var-
ious courses and graduated with
an Associates Degree in Liber-
al Arts and Sciences. That was
where she first got her hands
on an etching plate. "When I
printed that first time, that was
all it took."
When it was time to transfer,


* HOLLY says her work is 'a very meticulous and technical process'.
(Photo: Felipi Major/Tribune staff)


she went to a university in Vir-
ginia to pursue a Bachelors
Degree in Fine Arts, still not
sure whether she would focus
on etching, or painting though
in the back of her mind she
thought that it would be paint-
ing.
However, an etching course
with professor, David Freed,
cemented her decision. "That's
when I regained all of that
desire and passion for etching.


Ever since then printmaking
became more my major than
painting, though I still had to
do some painting courses I took
on as many printmaking cours-
es as I could find."
Etching is an intaglio tech-
nique to print making that
involves printing from a metal
plate (either zinc or copper)
that the artist can either draw
directly on and scribe the image
by hand, or prepare the plate


that has an acid-free ground
(either hard or soft ground) on
it. The artist then draws an
image into that ground to
expose the metal. The entire
plate is then submerged in nitric
acid until the open lines are suf-
ficiently bitten into the metal
plate by the chemical reaction.
"And what happens is the reac-
tion where the image is, is then
taken away because of the acid,
its eaten through into the plate


and that's where you get the
collection of the ink where you
then print from."
In the upcoming exhibition,
the artist has used the direct
scribing method as well as the
acid bath method. Though the
metal plates are beautiful alone,
printing the image with a print-
ing press allows the artist to add
colour and different textured
paper.
Though it is not very popular
in the Bahamas, with only few
artists experienced in the
media, etching has been around
for ages, literally. With the
exception of Max Taylor, who
has done some etching, and still
does wood cuts (another type
of printmaking), and Brent Mal-
one who did etching, Parotti
knows of no other artist who
uses etching.

Unpredictable
But she has become enam-
ored with the sometimes unpre-
dictable process. "It's a very
meticulous and technical
process and, generally speak-
ing, the organisation that you
need to get a successful print is
a kind of light, you have to turn
on 'the switch' in order to con-
centrate on what you're doing,
because if you miss a step you
have to start over," she said.
"To be quite honest, once
you have your image on the
plate, you can only ask the acid
to do what you want because it
is such an organic material, you
can only hope that it does what
you want."
Though the work can be
manipulated with various tech-
niques, Parotti said that the tim-
ing, strength of the acids, the
chemical nature of the plate, all
affect the outcome of the print.
But somewhere along the
way, Parotti ended up losing her
desire for an art form that she
had become so fascinated with.
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Holly begins


POPOPSTUDIOS
GALLERY features work by
Bahamian artists Jason Ben-
nett, John Cox, Blue Curry,
Toby Lunn and Heino
Schmid. The gallery is located
on Dunmore Ave in Chip-
pingham, next to Dillet's
Guest House (1/4 mile south
of the Bahamas Humane
Society). Call 323-5220 or 322-
5850 for more information or
visit popopstudios.com.
THE NATIONAL
COLLECTION at the
National Art Gallery of the
Bahamas, an exhibition that
takes the viewer on a journey
through the history of fine art
in the Bahamas.
It features signature pieces
from the national collection,
including recent acquisitions
by Blue Curry, Antonius
Roberts and Dionne Ben-
jamin-Smith.Call 328-5800 to
book tours.
THE MINNIS FAMI-
LY ART EXHIBITION: The
Minnis Family, Eddie, Nicole,
Roshanne and Ritchie Eyma,
will be holding a show at the
Central Bank of the Bahamas
Art Gallery, November 3 and
4.


GLORIA PINDER,
will be showing her latest col-
lection of paintings at the
British Colonial Hilton, Vic-
toria Room. Friday, Novem-
ber 11, 7pm to 11pm.
COMFORT SUITES
RESORT will be featuring
the work of Bahamian artists
Mick Guy and Joann Behagg,
in their lobby. The work,
wood carvings, and clay and
ceramic pieces, will be on dis-
play Friday, November 5,
from 6pm to 10pm and on
Saturday, November 6, from
12pm to 6pm.
THE NATIONAL
ART GALLERY OF THE
BAHAMAS (NAGB) will be
hosting a series of workshops
throughout November. Per-
sons interested in attending
any of the sessions should
contact the NAGB.
AN ADULT WORK-
SHOP: Ceramic Tilemaking,
Wednesday, November 2,
6:30pm to 9:30pm and Satur-
day, November 5, 10:30am to
1:30pm. The workshop will
cover the basic steps to cre-
ating tiles for any project.
The class also covers under-


FROM page one
ters began pursuing art as a career since they
left high school.
Minnis says that he is primarily self-taught,
and encouraged his daughters to watch him
paint, then develop their own style. They have,
successfully done that, with pieces that look
more like photographs than paintings.


glazes and basic glaze con-
cepts.
YOUTH WORK-
SHOP: Making Junkanoo, on
Saturday, November 12 from
10am to 2pm. The workshop
begins at the NAGB and
moves to a local Junkanoo
Shack to experience the
process of Junkanoo costume
making.
The group will then return
to the Gallery to put together
a headpiece.
ARTIST TALK: David
Smith, of England, embarked
on a series of works motivated
in part by seeing US movies at
Nassau drive-in theaters. The
NAGB has invited Smith to
discuss his past and present
work.
YOUTH WORK-
SHOP: Mural Painting on
Saturday November 26 from
10am to 2pm and Sunday,
November 27, from 3pm to
6pm. Children will be
engaged in painting a new
mural on the exterior walls of
the NAGB at West and West
Hill Streets under the direc-
tion and in the style of the
artist John Paul Saddleton.


Of the exhibition, and the artists involved,
Minnis tells Tribune Arts: "Realist pieces can
evoke emotions the same way abstract pieces
can. You can see the expressions on (the sub-
ject's) faces.
"There is no rushed work here. By and large,
when you paint creation, people or nature, you
have to get it right if you want to have the cor-
rect impact. So the artists are perfectionists in
that regard."


the 'Process'


of


returning to art


FROM page one
Had it not been for a trip
back to Richmond, Virginia,
to visit friends and her alma
mater, the artist may not
have rekindled that flame.
"I guess I just went through
one of those times of making
sure that I was doing what I
wanted to do. I think basi-
cally what happened is that I
lost a bit of the inspiration
or I misplaced it. And this
is my journey getting back."
Parotti believes that her
trip to Richmond last
November, where she visited
her old lecturers (Freed, and
litho professor, Barbara Tis-
seratt) who gave her the
motivation to return to art,
was a move of fate on the
subconscious level. She did
not go with the expectation,
or even the thought of reviv-
ing her love for art.

Passion
But once there she re-
understood her passion for
art, and what it would take
to start all over again. "That
was a very serious point
because (my professors)
said, 'You know what, at the
end of the day if you are just
doing something, even if it's
not what you want it to be, if
you just continue that trend
of just producing and pro-
ducing, you'll get it back.
And they were right," she
said.
Parotti returned home and
began creating etching upon
etching. She began work on
the pieces for the "Process"
exhibition in January, which
she has set as her "beginning
point again".
Collectively, the exhibition
depicts the process of losing
art and finding it once again,
each piece symbolically rep-
resents specific points
throughout that journey.
One piece involves a typical
spark plug, where on the
surface, the viewer notes
that the car cannot exist
without it. But on a different
level, the piece is a
metaphor, emphasizing the
fact that once the spark is
gone out of anything, a rela-
tionship, a desire, everything
is finished.
Another piece in the exhi-
bition, "360", which involves


* PAROTTI describes her exhibition as bits of organic
materials and objects versus utilitarian objects.
(Photo: Felipi Major/Tribune staff)


a boat marine wheel may
hold the crux of what the
exhibition is attempting to
capture: that the artist has
come full circle in her
career.
"It's called 360 because
I've done that," she explains.
"I went from coming home
from school, saying, okay
this is what I want to be
doing. I went through it a
bit, I'd lost it and I've come
full circle. And now I have it
again. And that's where I am
right now."
Parotti describes her exhi-
bition as bits of organic
materials and objects versus
utilitarian objects. Of the 24
pieces, twelve are organic,
framed in handmade drift-
wood frames made by her
father. The other twelve are
utilitarian objects, framed in
very clinical, stark, matte,


black frames.
"It was purposeful because
I wanted the organic images
to have the continuing
nature theme of free-flow-
ing images running through
the pieces, so they are
framed in driftwood as well
as floating in glass. So there
is no matte interference with
them," she explained.
Describing herself as one
who writes the essay before
the outline, she usually has a
subconscious outcome while
working with the plates.
"The drive is large and sub-
conscious so that I know
what I'm doing but I don't
know what I'm doing. And
that's what happened in this
"Process" series. I realized
what I was doing half way
through. So I've continued
from right there, getting
back to art."


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Award for Spike Lee


* By KARAN MINNIS
Tribune Staff Reporter
W orld renowned
award winning direc-
tor, Spike Lee, will
receive the Career
Achievement Award
when he is honoured during the Sec-
ond Annual Bahamas International
Film Festival (BIFF), which will be
held from December 8-11, 2005.
The tribute ceremony, which will be
held on December 10 at Atlantis, will
be sponsored by a locally branched pri-
vate Swiss wealth managing bank, Lom-
bard Ordier Darier Hentsch.
Speaking to The Tribune yesterday,
Lombard's managing director Christ-
ian Coquoz, said that this is a "won-
derful opportunity for this organisation
to sponsor an event such as this that
brings together so many cultures and
talents."
According to BIFF Founder & Exec-
utive Director Lelise Vanderpool, this
award will honour Mr Lee's innovative
style as a result of his major impact on
the frontiers of cinematic artistry, and
will make this "inaugural honour stand
out in the history of The Bahamas."
"The tribute will include a public dia-
logue (interview) conducted by Karin
Durbin, a distinguished film critic and
journalist. He (Mr Lee) is a strong
advocate for assisting developing coun-
tries in all areas of filmmaking," she
said.
"As an emerging film festival, it is
important to have a role model that
filmmakers today can emulate," she
said. "Not only are we celebrating his
career, we are celebrating the career
of a maverick who has opened doors,
created opportunities and has changed
the fabric of cinematic history."
In celebration of Cinema in Paradise,
the Second Annual BIFF will present
over 60 films, encompassing interna-
tional features, shorts, documentaries,
animation and panels, and according
to Ms Vanderpool the festival will pro-
vide a "wonderful educational and net-
working experience."
According to the press release, this
year's Spirit of Freedom competition, of
which Versace sponsored the award


and $500' cash prize, will honour one
narrative and one documentary film
whose subject matter touches upon the
filmmaker's personal convictions and
journey into the human spirit with ties
to themes such as religion, politics and
the freedom of expression.
Speaking to The Tribune, Sylvia and
Wayne Chee'A-Tow said that Versace
is associated culture differentuality and
is well know worldwide.
"It is also well known for funding
health organisations and it is the fabric
of the Arts," said Mr Chee'A-Tow.
In terms of sponsoring the competi-
tion, Mr Chee'A-Tow said that the con-
test is self-explanatory.
"Freedom of expression is every-
thing," he said. "And that's what Ver-
sace is all about, self expression."
Versace is also sponsoring the open-
ing night VIP reception, which is invi-
tation only.
The event will consist of 250 invited
guest, donated champagne by Veuve
Cliquot, and a pre-season fashion show.
The New Visions category, which is
sponsored by Hard Rock Caf6, will
focus on emerging artists who have
completed no more than two films, only
narrative films will be honoured in this
category.
According to Mrs Vanderpool, during
the three day event the films feature
presentations will be held at Galleria
Cinemas JKF and at the Atlantis Hotel.
Other sponsors include the Ministry
of Tourism, Atlantis Paradise Island
Resort, British Airways, Us Airways,
Versace, Veuve Cliquot, BGC Capital,
Bacardi, Pepsi, The Bahamas Tourism
Channel 36, Sundrop Creations, Gal-
leria Cinemas, Best Buy Furniture, Fed-
eral Express, Hard Rock Caf6, Nygard
Cay, Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Con-
servation Centre, The Tribune, and
Heineken.


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Prayer


Breakfast'

MORE than 1,000 peo-
ple from across the United
States are expected to join
Hollywood celebrities, top
producers, directors and
executives on November
4 at the 2nd Annual
"National Media Prayer
Breakfast," to mobilize
spiritual support for the
700 most powerful media
professionals in the world.
The words "prayer" and
"Hollywood" are not
often seen in the same sen-
tence, but prayer for Hol-
lywood's leaders will defi-
nitely be on the minds of
attendees of the 2nd
Annual National Media
Prayer Breakfast in Los
Angeles, California.
Established in 2004, the
National Media Prayer
Breakfast (NMPB) was
designed to mobilize spir-
itual support for leaders
of global media, recognize
people of faith in media,
and reinforce the value of
faith in media decision-
making. A Christian event
open to people of all
faiths, NMPB is neither
issues-focused nor politi-
cal. It is a positive expres-
sion of care and support
for those leaders of global
media who wield tremen-
dous influence and who
have demonstrated their
past appreciation for sup-
portive prayer in the deci-
sions they make.
"The message to Holly-
wood's elite is that there
are millions of Christians
who care enough about
them to pray for them--
not boycott, protest or
bash them," says Dr. Lar-
ry Poland, founder of
NMPB and CEO of Mas-
termedia International.
NMPB is sponsored by
Mastermedia Internation-
al (www.mastermedi-
aintl.org), which has been
positively supporting Hol-
lywood for 16 years
through its Media.


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Visit Festival Place at Prince George Wharf and enjoy
a day of shopping for authentic Bahamian-made gifts,
souvenirs and delicious Bahamian sweets and treats.
Every Friday starting at 5pm join us for a Bahamian
Revue, live entertainment, native bands, limbo dancers
and Junkanoo performances and on Saturdays at 6pm
from October 29 to December 10, the public is invited
to listen to the country's leading choirs compete in a
Gospel Choir Competition. For more information
please call 502.9150.

Celebrities on Stage: Elton John, Cher, Bette Midler,
Barbara Streisand and Neil Diamond all in one theatre
,.or at least that's what one might think when sitting
down for Celebrities on Stage, a new show opening at
ihe Crystal Palace Casino this month. In reality, the
"sars' on stage are actually the Edwards Twins two
'celebrity impersonators that look and sound like over
*100 superstars. Celebrities on Stage plays for the next
13 to 16 weeks, Tuesday through Saturday at 8:30pm at
the Rainforest Theatre, Crystal Palace Casino. For
"tickets call the theatre box office, 327-6200 ext. 6758.

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

-. Lpdies Night @ Power Boat Adventures Bar and Grill,
,.very Saturday. Ladies free, Gents, $10 all night. Bac-
A.rdi Big Apple and other drink specials all night long.

Wild Jungle, each and every Wednesday night @ Club
Trappers, Nassau's "upscale" gentleman's club. Fea-
,tt-ing a female body painting extravaganza. Free body
' hinting @ 8 pm. Ladies always welcome. Admission:
"en free before before10 pm. Females free. There will be free
foobd and hors d'oeuvres between 9 and 10 pm. Open
" uhtil 4 am.

Ladies Night @ Fluid Lounge, this and every Thursday
. -fight Doors open at 10pm. Ladies free.before lam, $10
raiifter: Guys: $15 all night Drink speial;.3 @ $q0, (Bac-
- 4di)Gi'eaWiays and d6f'pnfif6seerywe'ek .

Saturday Night Live every Saturday night @ Club Flu-
id, Bay St. The biggest party of the week, pumping
all your favourite hits all night long. Ladies in free
Thbfore 11pm. Strict security enforced.

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

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

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

Hump Day Happy Hour @ Topshotters Sports Bar
5,.very Wednesday 5pm-8pm. Free appetizers and
numerous drink specials.

1The Pit @ Bahama Boom, every Thursday. Doors
'open at 9pm, showtime 11.30pm. Cover charge $15. $10
with flyer.

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

Dicky Mo's @ Cable Beach. Flavoured Fridays Happy
!Hour, every Friday. Drink specials: Smirnoff Kamikaze
Shots, $1; Smirnoff Flavoured Martinis, 2 for $10;
*Smirnoff Flavoured Mixed Drinks, 3 for $10..Bahami-
an Night (Free admission) every Saturday with live
music from 8 pm to midnight. Karaoke Sundays from
,8pm to midnight, $1 shots and dinner specials all night
long.

STwisted Boodah Lounge @ Cafe Segafredo, Charlotte
St kicks off Fridays at 6pm with deep house to hard
house music, featuring CraigBOO, Unkle Funky and
Sworl'wide on the decks.
'.-0ill Out Sundays @ Coco Loco's, Sandyport, from
4m-until, playing deep, funky chill moods with world
beats.

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

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

TooLooSe @ Indigo Restaurant on West Bay St and
Skyline Drive. Singer/songwriter Steven Holden per-


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711, R eggae enthusiasts will come togeth- ny'B and a surprise Special artist, all backed
er in a cultural reggae vibe on by the Live Wyah Band.
.JL November 5 to enjoy the sounds Bahamian artists include Mysta Smyth,
of smooth, conscious culture music. Landlord, and Smurf. Hosting the concert is
Millennium Countdown 6, "Hail the JJ, Big A and Jamaican Richie B.
King" @the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre Music will be provided by Da Butler, DJ
on Saturday is expected to feature perfor- Ty, Xtra Large and Barry Da Pusher.
mances by Fanton Mojah, Perfect, DYCR, Tickets are available at the Juke Box, or
Nanko, Bungo Herman, Macka Diamond, for more information contact Sigma @ 322-
Harry Toddler, Gyptian, Bascom X, Antho- 2474. Gates open at 6 pm. Showtime: 9pm.


forms solo with special guests Thursday from 9pm -
midnight.

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

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

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

Paul Hanna, Tabatha and Gernie, and the Caribbean
Express perform at Traveller's Rest, West Bay St,
every Sunday, 6.30pm-9.30pm.

,no w The Arts


The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (NAGB)
will be hosting a series of workshops throughout
November. Persons interested in attending any of the
sessions should contact the NAGB.
An Adult Workshop: Ceramic Tilemaking, Wednes-
day, November 2, 6:30pm to 9:30pm and Saturday,
November 5, 10:30am to 1:30pm. The workshop will
cover the basic steps to creating tiles for any project.
The class also covers underglazes and basic glaze con-
cepts.
Youth Workshop: Making Junkanoo, on Saturday,
November 12 from 10am to 2pm. The workshop begins
at the NAGB and moves to a local Junkanoo Shack to
experience the process of Junkanoo costume making.
The group will then return to the Gallery to put togeth-
er a headpiece.
Artist Talk: David Smith, of England, embarked
on a series of works motivated in part by seeing US
movies at Nassau drive-in theaters. The NAGB has
invited Smith to discuss his past and present work.


Youth Workshop: Mural Painting on Saturday
November 26 from 10am to 2pm and Sunday, Novem-
ber 27, from 3pm to 6pm. Children will be engaged in
painting a new mural on the exterior walls of the
NAGB at West and West Hill Streets under the direc-
tion and in the style of the artist John Paul Saddleton.

The National Collection @ the National Art Gallery
of the Bahamas, an exhibition that takes the viewer on
a journey through the history of fine art in .the
Bahamas. It features signature pieces from the nation-
al collection, including recent acquisitions by Blue
Curry, Antonius Roberts and Dionne Benjamin-Smith.
Call 328-5800 to book tours. This exhibition closes
February 28, 2006.

The Minnis Family Art Exhibition: The Minnis Fam-
ily, Eddie, Nicole, Roshanne and Ritchie Eyma, will be
holding a show at the Central Bank of the Bahamas Art
Gallery, November 3 and 4.

Gloria Pinder will be showing her latest collection of
paintings at the British Colonial Hilton, Victoria Room.
Friday, November 11, 7pm to 11pm.

Comfort Suites resort will be featuring the work of
Bahamian artists Mick Guy and Joann Behagg, in their
lobby. The work, wood carvings, and clay and ceram-
ic pieces, will be on display Friday, November 5, from
6pm to 10pm and on Saturday, November 6, from
12pm to 6pm.




The Cancer Society of the Bahamas meets at 5.30pm on
the second Tuesday of each month at their Head-
quarters at East Terrace, Centreville. Call 323-4482
for more info.

Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being held 6:30pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays at Nassau gymNastics Sea-
grapes location (off Prince Charles Drive). Doctor
approval is required. Call 364-8423 to register or for
more information.


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

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

The Bahamas Diabetic Association meets every third
Saturday, 2.30pm (except August and December) @ the
Nursing School, Grosvenor Close, Shirley Street.
Doctors Hospital, the official training centre of the
American Heart Association offers CPR classes certi-
fied by the AHA. The course defines the warning signs
of respiratory arrest and gives prevention strategies to
avoid sudden death syndrome and the most common
serious injuries and choking that can occur in adults,
infants and children. CPR and First Aid classes are
offered every third Saturday of the month from 9am-
1pm. Contact a Doctors Hospital Community Training
Representative at 302-4732 for more information and
learn to save a life today.

REACH Resources & Education for Autism and
related Challenges meets from 7pm 9pm the second
Thursday of each month in the cafeteria of the BEC
building, Blue Hill Road.




The Nassau Bahamas Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority Incorporated meets 6:30 pm every third
Wednesday at the Bahamas National Pride Building.

Toastmasters Club 3596 meets at the British Colonial
Hilton Monday's at 7pm.

The Bahamas Historical Society will host a meeting at
6pm on Thursday, October 27 at the Museum on
Shirley Street and Elizabeth Avenue. Dr Keith Tinker,
Director, Antiquities, Monuments and Museum, and
Mr Pericles Maillis will speak on Clifton Plantation,
-including the cultural aspect, new archaeological fixds
and the current efforts to save this important historical
site. The general public is invited to attend.

Toastmasters Club 1095 meets Tuesday, 7.30pm @ C C
Sweeting Senior School's Dining Room, College
Avenue off Moss Road. Club 9477 meets Friday, 7pm
@ Bahamas Baptist Community College Rm A19,
Jean St. Club 3956 meets Thursday, 7.30pm @ British
Colonial Hilton. Club 1600 meets Thursday, 8.30pm @
SuperClubs Breezes. Club 7178 meets Tuesday, 6pm @
The J Whitney Pinder Building, Collins Ave.
Club 2437 meets every second, fourth and fifth
Wednesday at the J Whitney Pinder Building, Collins
Ave at 6pm. Club 612315 meets Monday 6pm @ Wyn-
dham Nassau Resort, Cable Beach. Club 753494 meets
every Wednesday, 6pm-8pm in the Solomon's Building,
East-West Highway. Club 3596 meets at the British
Colonial Hilton Mondays at 7pm. Club Cousteau 7343
meets every Tuesday night at 7.30 in the Chickcharney
Hotel, Fresh Creek, Central Andros. All are welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

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

International Association of Administrative Profes-
sionals, Bahamas Chapter meets the third Thursday of
every month @ Superclubs Breezes, Cable Beach, 6pm.

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


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Tribune via fax: 328-2398 or e-mail:
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'Hail The King'


* By PETURA BURROWS
Tribune Feature Writer

Reggae lovers
who might have
missed Morgan
Heritage last
week have
another opportunity to cash in
on some conscious reggae as
DownSound Records and Sig-
ma Management prepare for
their "Hail the King" concert
on Saturday.
Jamaican-based, Down-
Sound Records and Bahami-
an-based Sigma Management
have teamed up to pull off their
sixth installment of the Millen-
nium Countdown concert
series. It is being hailed as one
of the largest and most exciting
reggae concerts to hit the
Bahamas.
According to Ms Deveaux
aka Lady Tan, who is part of
the production team for both
companies, the concert is
expected to attract a great
number of reggae lovers, with
the artist Nanko, who sings
"Lucky You" (on the Sweet
Sop Riddim), on the ticket.
"The song has taken over the
airwaves for the past few weeks
and is safely securing a place
for Nanko in the music indus-
try," she said.

Ticket

But even though the ticket
boasts many other reggae
artists, from Fantan Mojah to
Junior Kelly to Gyptian and
Macka Diamond, the hype def-
initely centers around the fact
that Jah Cure will be giving a
message live from prison via
satellite.
Commenting on the difficul-
ty of pulling off a landmark
concert feature, Ms Deveaux
told Tribune Entertainment:
"Sometimes things just fall in
place and this is just one of
those times which is bigger
than me. Nothing in life is easy
when we see the message of
Jah Cure in depth and heartfelt
with his message reaching out
along with.Mamaure with an
imponl iesnage who will
give some real insight into the
reality of our times.
"Jah Cure is a talented con-
sciousness artist. This is not
only a rastafarian concert. This
event supports peace, love and
unity which is a crossover of
different audience. We are liv-
ing in a turbulent time and we
need all the love we can get
and this show symbolizes heal-
ing," she said.
The music video for "True
Reflections" by Jah Cure, the
first music video since his incar-
ceration after being convicted
for raping a 12-year old girl in
Jamaica, will also be show-
cased. It was filmed inside the
General Penitentiary in
Kingston, Jamaica, where Cure
is imprisoned.


* DURING the concert, Jah Cure (pictured) is expected to
give a message live from prison via satellite.


"Even thou'lg the song has
been banned from the play list
on most local radio stations
because of questionable cir-
cumstances, there has been no
love lost from the thousands of
Jah Cure fans worldwide as the
promotions for "True Reflec-
tions" continues to dominate
and the charting activities still
holds firm," Ms Deveaux said.
According to the organiser,
with all of these factors coming
together, there is much more
than "a buzz" swirling about
the concert. Visitors will be
traveling from the US, London,


the Family Islands, even as far
as Jamaica and New York, to
be a part of this effort, she said.
Above all the hype, the main
focus of the concert is to bring
reggae enthusiasts together in a
pleasant, cultural, reggae vibe
where they can enjoy the
sounds of smooth, conscious-
ness culture music.

Countdown

Millennium Countdown 6,
"Hail the King" is set for the
Queen Elizabeth Sports Cen-
tre, Saturday, November 5, fea-


turing performances by Fanton
Mojah, Perfect, DYCR,
Nanko, Bungo Herman, Macka
Diamond, Harry Toddler,
Gyptian, Bascom X, Anthony
B. and a surprise special artist,
all backed by the Live Wyah
Band.
The concert will also high-
light the Bahamas' own Mysta
Smyth, Landlord and Smurf.
The concert will be hosted
by JJ, Big A, and Richie B
front Jamaica. Music will be
provided by Da Butler, DJ Ty,
Xtra Large and Barry Da Push-


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THE LEGEND

OF ZORRO
Starring: Antonio
Banderas, Catherine
Zeta-Jones, Rufus Sewell,
Nick Chinlund, and Julio
Oscar Mechoso

M By PETURA BURROWS
Tribune Feature Writer

WHEN a sequel tries to out
do the original, it usually falls
flat on its face. The Legend of
Zorro, unfortunately, is trying
so hard that it comes across as
very fake, despite some gen-
uinely touching moments.
Set in California, several
years after the conclusion of
1998's The Mask of Zorro, Ale-
jandro aka El Zorro (Ban-
deras) and Elena (Zeta-Jones)
are married and have a 10-
year-old son, Joaquin (Adrian
Alonso), who is very charm-
ingly more like his father than
he thinks. The famed hero is
now torn between the call to
help the poor and obligations
to his family. This is the weak
attempt at a grown-up story
line in the movie, but after that,
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The plot quickly becomes
flat as Elena is blackmailed by
the government to spy for
them. The husband and wife
team quickly uncover a sinis-
ter plot however, orchestrated
by a league of prominent men,
to undermine plans to make
California the 31st American
state. You sit sarcastically grin-
ning, "How Exciting!"
The bad guys lack of person-
ality leaves the viewer feeling
that the movie could have been
made without them, which may
explain why Zorro does not do
much etching of the infamous
'Z' into his enemy's clothing
this time around.
The plot, unfortunately,
takes on a cheesy Wild Wild
West theme throughout, but it
is bearable since the action
doesn't come that often. In fact,
it is impossible to take any of
the action series seriously,
because they are staged so
comically that there is never a
"gasping for breath" moment.
At least you will leave the
theatre with a few laughs, and
an "awww" moment when Ale-
jandro and Elena re-unite. The
movie comes off more as a
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SAW II
Starring: Tobin Bell,
Lyriq Bent, Donnie
Wahlberg

By JASON DONALD
Tribune Movie Writer

I WAS somewhat baf-
fled by the success of last
year's sleeper hit Saw, a
film which amounted to a
premise in search of a sto-
ryline and acting straight
out of amateur hour.'
It certainly didn't merit a
sequel, but, in keeping
with 2005's long list of low-
grade horrors, a sequel is
what we get. And it is
awful.
It follows a similar sto-
ryline to the first one: psy-
chotic killer Jigsaw kid-
naps his victims and places
them in a situation of iron-
ic peril usually involving
a horrific mechanical mask
which can only be
removed if a puzzle is
solved, and so on.
Danny Glover's obses-
sive-cop-on-the-edge in the
first movie has been
replace by Donnie
Wahlberg's... um, obses-
sive-cop-on-the-edge in
this one, who discovers
that his son has been cap-
tured by Jigsaw.

Original

But, strangely, those
traps from the original
movie are kept to mini--
mum. The Jigsaw, who
might be becoming lazy in
his old age, sees fit to just
keep his victims in a
derelict house full of dead-
ly nerve gas. Their quest
for escape involves little
more than staggering
around hallways looking
for a way out.
There is a lot of vio-
lence, a lot of blood and a
lot of screaming. But little
in the way of entertain-
ment. I couldn't help but
think the overblown
soundtrack was designed
to drown out the yawns of
the audience.
The writers clearly hold
their creation in high
esteem following the suc-
cess of the first film and
even see fit to provide us
with some boring Jigsaw
backstory.
But Jigsaw himself just
isn't that interesting.


Neither is Wahlberg, the
New Kids veteran now liv-
ing in the shadow of little
brother Mark. He doesn't
quite convince as a tough
guy and his lack of screen
presence gives the film the
feel of a TV show.
There you have it. Saw
II is a noisy, gratuitous
bore and yet another
example of the ever
decreasing returns from
sequels.
So let's call it a day I
don't think I could take a
third one.


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* BY midnight on Saturday, Club
Eclipse was filled almost to capacity.
Here, a member of the Morgan Heritage
family sings for the crowd.
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Tribune Staff Reporter

itage family
graced the stage
of Club Eclipse
Saturday night to
woo a packed audience with
the reggae beats that have
turned them into superstars.
The Morgan men, Roy,
known as "Gramps", Japhetes
and Peter, arrived at the club
around 1pm. Their arrival was
preceded by hype DJ perfor-
mances, including DJ of the
Year 2005, DJ Fynes.
VIP guests were treated to
bar snacks and free Bacardi
drinks until midnight. They
donned sparkling Bacardi pins
and mixed and mingled until
the stars arrived.
Different from the ordinary
club set up, VIP was located
downstairs, close to the stage,
and general admission guests
watched the show from
upstairs.
Security was tight and by
midnight the club was filled
almost to capacity. Club goers
danced, but stayed away from
the dance floor, typical
Bahamian style that is defi-
nitely not repeated anywhere
else in the region.
Promoters
Promoters, Synergy
Bahamas and Heads Up Net-
work, called them front and
center for the beginning of the
show. Once the show got
underway, the three Morgan
men present did not fail their
fans.
They sang a long list of
songs, including some of their
oldies, but goodies, including
their hit single that maintains
its position at the top of hit
charts, "Tell Me How Come".


They also sang crowd
favourites like, "Coming
Home", "Don't haffi Dread to
be Rasta", and."A Man is still a
Man".
Roy, known as "Gramps"
belted out a cappella tunes to
the screams of female specta-
tors, while Japhetes took time
out to encourage non-violence
in the Bahamas, in light of the
rise in criminal activity in the
country.
Interactive
Their show took a different
twist from the regular concert.
The entertainers conducted a
very interactive session with
the crowd, and naturally
cracked jokes and encouraged
fan participation.
One man shouted to
Japhetes that he wanted to
hear his favourite song, "Heart
of a Child", but he will have to
wait until the Morgans return
December 23, to be given a
special rendition of the heart-
wrenching melody.
Many braved the rain to
come to Club Eclipse and
enjoy the night with Morgan
Heritage. But they expressed
disappointment about not see-
ing Marlon "Ganja Farmer"
Asher.
Promoters advertised that
the artist would be present.
Nonetheless, the event went
off without disturbances, and
the theme of "Stop the Vio-
lence" was a good one.
The staff was friendly and
the atmosphere was repetitive
of the theme.
The Tribune was impressed
by the efforts made by the pro-
moters and entertainers to trav-
el to the ghetto's of Abaco,
Grand Bahama, and New
Providence to promote non-
violence and offer free tickets
to some of thlie "o.i; r tl', from
the communities they visited.


. ... iiorgan Heritage family (pictured) graced the stage of Club Eclipse to woo a packed
audience with reggae beats that have turned them into superstars.


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