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as Christie brings
convention to a close
* By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
ON THE closing night of the
49th PLP convention, Prime Min-
ister Perry Christie delivered an
impassioned and candid keynote
address to a standing capacity
crowd of supporters.
Making a grand entrance to the
song The Storm is Over, Mr
Christie made his way to the podi-
um under the flailing arms of hun-
dreds of supporters.
While his entrance did not cre-
ate the frenzy sparked by the
much anticipated arrival of Dr B
J Nottage on Thursday night, Mr
Christie received an energetic and
enthusiastic response from the
The prime minister detailed
several initiatives that his gov-
ernment has undertaken over the
past three and a half years in an
effort to propel the country for-
He also announced progress on
several developments, including
the approval of the $3.1 billion
Ginn Group resort in Grand
Bahama (see page 9).
Mr Christie spoke passionately
on a number of hot-button topics,
including illegal immigration and
"The Bahamas first and fore-
most must be for Bahamians. This
is absolutely fundamental to the
concept of citizenship in any soci-
ety," he said.
"We simply cannot continue to
allow ourselves to be overrun and
overwhelmed by refugees from
Mr Christie said that although
Bahamians are known through-
out history as having "big hearts"
there is "only so far we can go" as
"There is only so much we can
take, and we have long passed
what we can reasonably be,
expected to take. Our cup run-
neth over," he said.
Mr Christie said government
intends to launch a new series of
initiatives aimed at strengthening
the capacity of the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force to inter-
dict vessels en:,route to the.
Bahamas from Haiti.
"This will entail a considerable
increase to the manpower and
material resources of the Defence
Force so as to ensure that they
are adequately equipped to do
the job. We must ensure that they
have the personnel, the patrolling
vessels, the aerial reconnaissance
capabilities, and the necessary
staging posts at Inagua and else-
where in the southern Bahamas
to get the job done.
"We shall meet these require-
ments and we shall do so speedi-
ly," he promised
Speaking on the issue of crime,
Mr Christie assured the country
that the police force will be given
all the tools and resources that
they need to intensify their war
"Ridding our streets and com-
munities of criminals is a matter
of the first priority. No effort must
be spared in the pursuit of this
objective because nothing can be
more fundamental than the safe-
ty of our citizens and their ability
to live their lives in peace," he
Mr Christie said the school
policing programme will be fur-
ther developed, and its members
SEE page nine
Primary school student dies
after dump truck accident
* By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
A YOUNG primary school
student died on the streets of New
Providence yesterday after being
accidently run over by a dump
truck, a few feet from his school.
Shortly after 3pm the young
male student, who is described
by police as being between six
and eight years old, was attempt-
ing to cross the road near Stephen
According to eye witnesses, the
young boy, who is believed to be
in grade one, was attempting to
cross from the northern side of
Wulff Road to the southern side
when he was hit by the "Mack"
"He was coming through Dar-
ling Lane (northern side of the
road) and I said, 'boy watch
where you going'," one witness
"We was sitting right down
here. The next thing he ran
straight across the road and the
truck hit him," she said.
According to witness reports,
after the boy was hit, he staggered
a bit, but instead of falling for-
ward onto the sidewalk (south-
SEE page 10
Tropical Storm Gamma threatens the Bahamas
GRAND Bahama and the northwestern islands may
be hit once again by a powerful storm system as Tropical
Storm Gamma last night gained strength travelling on a
path similar to that of Hurricane Wilma just five weeks ago.
SEE PAGE THREE
days of power
* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
HUBERT Ingraham's days of
power are behind him, Prime
Minister Perry Christie pro-
claimed on closing night of the
In an emotional speech to par-
ty delegates and supporters, Mr
Christie outlined what he deemed
the "recklessness" of the former
FNM government and empha-
sised that there is no role left to
play for the former prime minis-
ter in the future of the Bahamas.
"Hubert, my friend, it grieves
me to have to say it, but say it I
must: You have had your time,
my brother. But now you are all
finished and done. You are yes-
terday's man. Your days of pow-
SEE page nine
No homes will be
rebuilt after fire
hits 'the Mud'
* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco
- The government will not allow
any homes to be rebuilt in the
Haitian settlement known as the
Mud, where a massive blaze
destroyed about 130 houses and
left a 74-year-old Haitian woman
Housing Minister Shane Gib-
son made the announcement on
Friday when he and Social Ser-
vices Minister Melanie Griffin
met with Mud residents at the
Marsh Harbour Seventh-Day
Estimates of the number of
Haitians left homeless by the fire
range between 600 and 1,500.
The remains of Cilianes Booca
were recovered early Friday
morning from among the ashes
SEE page 10
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* By NATARIO MCKENZIE
A 27-YEAR-OLD man of
Allen Drive was charged in
the magistrate's court yester-
day with the murder of a
Francisco Juste was charged
with the shooting death of
Haitian Michael Bissainthe.
According to court dockets
the incident took place on
Saturday, October 29. Court
dockets stated that on that
day Juste being concerned
with others intentionally and
unlawfully caused the death
Initial police reports stated
that Bissainthe was shot to
death at his home on Faith
Avenue south on the night of
According to reports it was
shortly after midnight when
Bissainthe was awakened by a
knock on his door. Upon
opening the door he was
reportedly approached by two
men who spoke to him in Cre-
ole. One of the men is report-
ed to have pulled out a hand-
gun and opened fire. Bis-
sainthe was shot in the left
side of his chest and in his
lower back. He was taken to
the Princess Margaret Hospi-
tal where he later died.
Bissainthe who was 41 at
the time of his death became
the nation's forty-fifth mur-
der victim for the year.
Juste, the man charged with
his murder, was told by Mag-
istrate Roger Gomez that he
was not required to enter a
plea to the murder charge. A
preliminary inquiry will begin
SEE page 10
PAGE 2. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2005
FIRE tore through the area
known as 'The Mud' near
Marsh Harbour, Abaco on
Around 120 houses were
destroyed, but only one person
is thought to have died.
Around 800 are believed to
have been left homeless.
(Photos courtesy of
Carvel Francis &
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bird flu fears
Spokesman gives assurance
* By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Ministry of Health has
said that there are no legiti-
mate bird flu fears in the
A spokesperson gave the
Ministry's assurance as a result
of statements made by Health
Minister Dr Marcus Bethel at
a press conference.
Dr Bethel said that the
public can be assured that the
ministry is at work. The nec-
essary trained personnel are
doing their surveillance and
monitoring this global situa-
tion, he added.
He said that should the
need arise for further
information about specific
details, it will be announ-
"Have faith in your Min-
istry of Health," said Dr
"Preparations are inter-
governmental, in the sense
that nations are planning
together collectively how to
strategise. Within our own
country, it's an intersectoral
collaboration among different
ministries,- particularly the
ministries of Agriculture and
Currently, there is no bird
flu vaccine for humans, said
Dr Bethel, adding that there is
no medication to deal with the
The documented cases of
humans having contracted
bird flu have been largely
from poultry workers, said Dr
He added there is no indi-
cation at this time of bird flu
being transmitted from
humans to humans, and there
is no indication that eating
chickens in our part of the
world will create any prob-
lems in terms of developing
bird flu or contracting it from
Further, he said, there has
been no identification of bird
flu in this part of the world.
* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
GRAND Bahama and the
northwestern islands may be
hit once again by a powerful
storm system as Tropical
Storm Gamma last night
gained strength travelling on a
path similar to that of Hurri-
cane Wilma just five weeks
With less than two weeks to
go to the official end of the
2005 hurricane season,
Bahamians are being urged to
keep a close eye on the 24th
tropical storm of the year.
Tropical Storm Gamma
formed off the coast of Hon-
duras on Friday and is expect-
ed td brush past the western
tip of Cuba and curve toward
South Florida by the begin-
ning of next week.
Forecaster Pat Butler yes-
terday told The Tribune that it
is likely that Gamma will fol-
low the same trajectory as
Wilma, thereby posing a
threat to Grand Bahama and
the northwestern Bahamas.
Wilma sliced across south-
ern Florida before hitting the
western and southern coasts
of Grand Bahama, leaving
thousands of people homeless
in its devastating wake.
"Right now its following a
very erratic path, but there is a
stationary front right over
Florida at the moment which
will push it into a path similar
to that of Wilma," said Mr
The forecaster said that
Gamma is expected to turn
northwest sometime; today
and move towards the
Bahamas after the weekend.
"The Bahamas will feel the
first effects late Monday," he
At press time last night,
Tropical Storm Gamma was
located about 40 miles north
of Limon, Honduras, travel-
ling at 5mph with maximum
sustained winds of 45mph,
with further strengthening pre-
Gamma, named like its two
Alpha and Beta, from the
Greek alphabet after the offi-
cial list of 2005 storm names
was exhausted, was still a
poorly defined storm last night
and not expected to reach hur-
The 2005 hurricane season,
which runs until November 30,
has broken all records with 24
Thirteen of those became
hurricanes with winds of at
least 74 mph.
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Three boys are arraigned on
housebreaking, stealing charges
By NATARIO MCKENZIE
THREE 16-year-old boys were remanded to Her Majesty's
Prison yesterday after being arraigned on housebreaking and
The teens, who were arraigned in the juvenile court yesterday,
were alleged to have stolen nearly $5,000 worth of goods.
It is alleged that on Monday, November 17, sometime between
7.40am and 4pm, the three 16-year-old residents of Silver Gates,
Antigua Street and St. Vincent Road, being concerned togeth-
er, broke into the Silver Gates home of Naomi Dean.
There the teens are accused of stealing a black and silver
laptop, a play station video game system, two ladies earrings, two
ladies finger rings, amwedding band arid three watches, togeth-
er valued at'$4,360.
tis also alleged that on Monday ,-.embL.14, the three
brot-in to the home of Lorette Ey.van.4i1lso l d at Silver
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There they allegedly stole one Microsoft Xbox video game sys-
tem and a video game, together valued at $388.
The three teenagers, who appeared before Magistrate Carol
Misieciwz, pleaded not guilty to the charges, however, the pros-
ecutor pointed out that all three of them were on bail for sim-
ilar charges. The magistrate ordered that the teens be remand-
ed to Her Majesty's Prison.
The case was adjourned to February 7, 2006.
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EDITOR, The Tribune.
THANK you for allowing a
space for the specific purpose
of addressing some of our
young men and now even
women in The Bahamas. It
appears to me that a lot of
youth are now operating from ai
"Paradise Lost" perspective and.
are currently choosing not to
seize their birthright. As I drive
around beautiful Nassau, I am
reminded of .all the beauty,
abundance and opportunity that,,
some of my brothers have cho-
sen not to see, or perhaps see it
and not understand their pur-
pose in this life.
OK, I hear all your cries of
social alienation Man, the
Babylon and dem politicians
just.keep on holding me back!
Enough already! For most of
those who are seemingly "suf-
fering" or "doing bad" have
simply chosen to be in the place
where you are. You have made
crime a functional equivalent
to work and your behaviour is
no longer perceived as deviant
by your peers. In fact, people
in your neighbourhood even
glorify your pitiful state, either
out of fear of you or because
they are simply ignorant of what
is normal and good behaviour.
You have chosen to withdraw
from the political process and
are now in a perpetual stage of
disenchantment, cynicism and
alienation your choice!
You have chosen not to
respect the authority of family,
school, police and community
involvement your choice!
You have chosen to be
involved in the narcotics trade,
'which you believe offers the
'true-currency of social mobility
and inclusion in the Society -
You have chosen to become'
lesbians and homosexuals and
sell your bodies for material
things .- read Leviticus 18:22
You have chosen to pick up a
gun rather than a pen or book,
hate your brother rather than
love him your choice!
You have chosen to get a girl
pregnant and then not take care
of your children again, your
So now I declare you forgiv-
en. It is time for you to rise and
shine and participate in our gov-
ernment and civil society. and
be the youth, men and women
that God intended. Nobody
says that it will be easy, hws.-
ever choose now to be obedi-
ent and principled in your
thoughts; words and deeds -
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for by a man's deeds he will be
Most of you are so loved, so
gifted, however you are con-
stantly running away from what
you know to be true and have
embarked upon a Jezebel spirit
allowing and permitting any
actions in your midst. You greet
your brothers with respect in
the bar rooms, on the domino
table and in the clubs, however
you seldom tell your mother or
father that you love and respect
them. You seldom hug and kiss
your children and still have all
the expectations to be loved and
respected. You must remember
that love does not equal com-
promise with truth or obedi-
You are in paradise, however
you do not see the truth. You
hqve been disillusioned by fake
hip hop artist, gangsta lyrics, the
boys rolling on the "chromes",
the girls in the revealing and
seductive dresses, purely
designed to remove your eyes
from the ultimate prize.
Strength comes in the recogni-
tion of your true purpose, after
all you were created in the
image and likeness of God. I
beg you to rise and shine and
give God the glory. I beg you to
realise your potential and
express love, rather than hate.
There may be times when you
would have to, either tem-
porarily or permanently,
remove yourself from those per-
sons who are not doing the right
thing. Today, make it a point
to examine your life, look
around for positive role mod-
els, ask them how they did it,
copy and reproduce.
Tell someone that you love
them and then demonstrate
your love that is within each of
you. Rise and shine, my youth
- the future is in your hands!
November 14, 2005.
Government record on
EDITOR, The Tribune
STEVEN Levitt, a brilliant young and unconventional
economist (Freakanomics author) believes that "there is noth-
ing like the sheer power of numbers to scrub away layers of
confusion and contradiction.
I read Mr John Marquis' recent Insight article of November
14 and it would truly be insightful (forgive the pun) to con-
trast the Progressive Liberal Party's record on, economic
development in just three short years with that of the Free
National Movement's Government during their tenure in
If one were to operate from the assumption that the eco-
nomic development role of the Government, (any govern-
ment), is to do the "greatest good, for the greatest number,
then the focus must be placed on how people's basic needs
When one views the faces of the dispossessed in New
Orleans and our own Bahamas due to ravages of hurricanes,,
clearly people's basic needs are always related to jobs, hous-
ing and health care.
In our Bahamas, there is a direct correlation between job
creation and foreign investment flows as evidencediby the
level of foreign exchange reserves on hand.
Housing communities created for the economically less
privileged are also an important determinant of economic
development, as is provision of adequate and affordable
As a journalist and a seemingly good one, it should not be
difficult for you to develop analytical support (the sheer pow-
er of numbers) for any conclusions you seek to draw on the
PLP'S record in promoting and enhancing development since
I have the numbers, but today is not the time to share
them. I leave you with another of Mr. Levitt's "insights" -
"when political posturing is replaced by an honest assessment
of the date, the result is often a new surprising insight".
GARY W CHRISTIE
November 14, 2005.
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1 on UNESCO's executive board
U By TIFFANY GRANT
Why You Vex?
"I vex, because everytime
'I go to church I hear about
politics. Whereas, everytime
I go to a political setting all
they are doing is talking
"I vex because there is too
much petty politics going on
between the two major par-
Western District of
"I vex because of the
promises of a pay raise, 'in
time for Christmas' for pub-
lic servants. We in the pri-
vate sector are going to pay
higher taxes and don't get a
"I vex with the PLP play-
ing games with the public
servants. All along they said
they had no money to pay,
but now elections is coming
up they can find the mon-
"I vex because I don't
have any money and the
Christmas season is here."
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* By SAMORA J ST ROSE
DR DAVIDSON HEP-
BURN, who was re-elected to
serve as chairperson on the exec-
utive board of UNESCO (Unit-
ed Nations Educational, Scien-
tific and Cultural Organisation):
last month, says that he is thrilled
about the new challenge.
"I just want the general public
to know that the organisation
(UNESCO) exists and we are
doing something Tirhae been
re-elected to continue working
on the board...it's a thrill for
me," he told The Tribune during
an exclusive interview earlier this
An excited Dr Hepburn, who
is also chairman of the Cacique
Blue Ribbon Panel, has enjoyed
serving on the executive board
for the past four years. And he
looks forward to continuing his
According to a press state-
ment, Dr Hepburn "received the
highest number of votes" in the
Latin America and Caribbean
region (GRULAC) when they
were tallied following elections
during the 33rd General Con-
ference at UNESCO, held Octo-
ber 3-23 this year.
Other members of the region
are Colombia, Brazil, Mexico,
St Vincent and the Grenadines
and St Kitts/Nevis. recommendation against dis- Examine the reports of the
The Committee on Conven- crimination in education; joint ex pert group
tions and Recommendations Examine communications (CR)/ECOSOC (CESCR) on
consists of 30 members and addressed to UNESCO in con- the monitoring of the right to
meets twice a year during nection with specific cases alleg- education once a year
Spring and Autumn in Paris, ing a violation of human rights in
France. education, science and culture; The statement said the execu-
The terms of reference of this Examine the report of the tive board is one of UNESCO's
committee are to: joint ILO-UNESCO Commit- three "organs". It comprises 58
Examine periodic reports by tee of Experts on the applica- members elected from the six
members states on their imple- tion of the recommendation con- regions to serve for years.
mentation of the convention and ceming the status of teachers; The functions of the executive
Disabled man in the
Bahamas to share his
By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
A DISABLED Canadian man known around the world for his
courage, determination and perseverance is visiting the Bahamas to
share his story.
Rick Hansen is a paraplegic who made international headlines
when he travelled around the world in his wheelchair between
March 1985 and May 1987.
At a luncheon yesterday, co-hosted by Scotia Bank and the
Canadian Consul General, Mr Hansen gave a motivational speech
to Bahamians involved with the local disabled community.
When he was 15 years old, Mr. Hansen was riding hone. on; (he
back of a truck when the driver, who had been-drinking,, lost, con-
trol of the vehicle.
The truck turned over and Mr Hansen's spinal cord was severed.
Looking back at his life after the accident, Mr Hansen said he
spent a long time feeling sorry for himself.
That was when Stan Strachan, one of the first persons to survive
a severed spinal cord, "came into my life with a big smile on his
Mr Hansen said it was Mr Strachan who taught him to realise
that "your biggest handicap is your attitude of how you view your
After meeting Mr Strachan, Mr Hansen decided that "it was my
turn to make a difference, and to help out in the best way I could."
"That is when I decided to try and wheel around the world to try
and remove barriers that didn't have to be there; (to) shatter peo-
ple's perception of what is possible if you had a disability," said Mr
He travelled through 34 countries on his 'Man In Motion' world
Mr Hansen said that at the finish-line, there was a banner that
welcomed him home.
However, it was the statement above the banner, which read,
"The end is just the beginning" that caught his attention.
"After a little bit of thought and reflection, I came to realise the
wisdom in that slogan. I had the sense to start my own journey and
to realise that life is not a destination, but truly. a journey,"' he said.
In 1988, Mr Hansen founded the Rick Hansen Man in Motion
The foundation seeks to bring together diverse communities of
researchers, service providers and people with spinal cord injuries
(SCI), to accelerate improvements to the quality of life of people
Advances in the last 20 years, Mr Hansen said, have culminated
in evidence that the spinal cord can be re-grown in a laboratory set-
He said this discovery gives hope to the two and a half million '
people world-wide living with spinal cord injuries.
HILL ROAD SOUTH)
unday, November 10th at 10:00a.m.
S'Festival of Praise" at 7:00p.m.
nior Pastor: Emeritus Dr. Rex Major
Ago&n g 4a leww ,
come anW4 l/ede4
board are to:
Prepare the agenda for the
Examine the programme of
work for the organisation and
corresponding budget estimates
submitted to it by the Director-
Recommend to the general
conference the admission of
new members to the organisa-
Adopt its own rules and pro-
cedures and elect its officers
from among its members;
Meet in regular session at
least four times during the bien-
nium and may meet in special
session if convoked by the chair-
man on his own initiative or
upon the request of six mem-
bers of the executive board
"The chairman shall, on behalf
of the board, present to the gen-
eral conference at each ordinary
session, with or without com-
ments, the reports of the activi-
ties of the organisation which
the Director-General is required
to prepare in accordance with
the provisions of Article VI.3",
said the statement.
* RICK HANSEN
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2005, PAGE 5
The rights of the disabled person
The following is an article
presented by Amnesty Inter-
;'ational Bahamas that looks
,,i the issues related to the
,rman rights of the disabled
person. Amnesty International
i a worldwide movement of
people from different cultures
uind backgrounds who cam-
paign on behalf of human
,ights across the globe.
THE Universal Decla-
ration of Human
Rights affirms the right of all
people, without discrimination
of any kind, to marriage, prop-
erty ownership, equal access
to public services, social secu-
rity and the realisation of eco-
nomic, social, and cultural
The International Covenant
on Human Rights, the Decla-
ration on the Rights of the
Mentally Retarded Persons,
HE BAHAMAS CONFERENCE
F THE METHODIST CHURCH
Hillside Estates, Baltic Avenue, off Mackey Street
P.O. Box SS-5103, Nassau, Bahamas
Phone: 393-3726/393-2355/Fax: 393-8135
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2005
ASCENSION METHODIST CHURCH, Prince Charles Drive
11:00 a.m. Rev. Dr. Laverne Lockhart
COKE MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH, Bernard Road
11:00 a.m. Pastor Sharon Loyley
CURRY MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH, Zion Boulevard
10:00 a.m. Dr,. Carl Knowles
7:00 p.m. Rev. Carlos Thompson
EBENEZER METHODIST CHURCH, East Shirley Street
1 i.00 a.m. Pastor Martin Loyley
7:00 p.m. Pastor Martin Loyley
GLOBAL VILLAGE METHODIST CHURCH, Queen's College
9:30 a.m. Rev. James Neilly
ST. MICHAEL'S METHODIST CHURCH, Churchill Avenue
8:00 am. Connections- Rev. Philip Stubbs
9:30 a.m. Rev. Philip Stubbs
TRINITY METHODIST CHURCH, Frederick Street
11:00 a.m. Rev. William Higgs,
7:00 p.m. Mr. Livingston Parks
"RENEWAL" on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on ZNS 1
Your Host: Rev. Godfrey Bethell
"METHODIST MOMENTS" on each weekday at 6:55 a.m.
Your Host: Rev. Godfrey Bethell
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TRINITY METHODIST CHURCH will be holding the following ac-
tivities: Church Annual Holiday Festival and Mini Fair on Saturday.
November 26, 2005 from 12:00 noon to 6:00p.m. Trinity Place and
Frederick Street (next to Central Bank)
Merrily on High A concert of Christmas Music produced by Geoffrey
Sturrup featuring many of your local artists on Sunday, December 4,
2005 at 8:00p.m. Free Admission an Offering will be received.
The Holy Ghost Prayer-Line number is 326-7427
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20th, 2005
7:00A.M. Sis. Nathalie Thompson/ Rev. Dr. Colin Archer
11:00A.M. Rev. Dr. Colin Archer/ Sis. Nathalie Thompson
7:00P.M. Harvest Pageant
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and the Declaration on the
Rights of the Disabled Per-
sons give specific expression
to the principles contained in
the Universal Declaration of
The term "disabled person"
means any person unable to
ensure by him or herself,
wholly or partly, the necessi-
ties of a normal individual
and/or social life, as a result
of deficiency, either congenital
or not, in his or her physical or
The rights we are referring
to are there to protect all dis-
abled persons without excep-
tion. This means that there is
to be no discrimination based
on race, colour, sex, language,
religion, political or other
opinions, national or social
origin, state of wealth, birth
or any situation applying to
either the disabled person
themselves or to their family.
n other words, they have
the exact same funda-
mental rights as their fellow
citizens which implies the right
to enjoy a decent life, as nor-
mal and full as possible.
The question that we must
ask ourselves is whether we
provide these conditions in the
Bahamas. As we look around
our nation, do we see that
proper attention has been giv-
en to allow our physically dis-
abled persons to be fully
mobile? What would that
'CENTRAL GOSPEL CHAPEL
CHRISTIE & DOWDESWELL STREETS Tel: 325-2921
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20th, 2005
11:30a.m. Speaker: Pastor Joshua Sands Jr.
7:00p.m. Evening Service
Sunday School-9:45am The Lor's Supper-10:45am Community Bible Ho
Prayer & Bible Study Wed. -7:30n Lades Prayer Thurs. 1000am
Collins Avenue at 4th Terrace Centreville
Telephone: 322-8304 or 325-1689 P.O. Box N-1566
Fax No. 322-4793
SUNDAY 8:30am ZNS-1
Temple Time Broadcast
Early Morning Worship
Sunday School For All Ages
Selective Bible Teaching Royal
Rangers (Boys Club) Ages 4-17 Years
Missionettes (Girls Club) Ages 4-17.
VISIT OUR PREMISE BOOKSTORE, TEMPLE BIBLE & BOOK SUPPLY
entail? Some examples of
what we need to insist on are
wheelchair access to side-
walks, business buildings,
places of entertainment, edu-
cational facilities, hospitals
and care facilities and all gov-
What about access to public
transportation such as jitneys
and taxicabs? Have we given
serious thought as to how
important it is to allow all of
our citizens to be as self-
reliant as possible?
Do we offer appropriate
medical and social rehabilita-
tion? Are there enough edu-
cational or vocational pro-
grimmes available for the dis-
abled population? What about
rehabilitation and counselling?
Where do disabled persons
go to receive aid and other
services that will enable them
to develop their capabilities
and skills to the maximum and
will hasten the process of their
As a prime tourist destina-
tion, we should also ask what
accommodation we have
made for visitors to our coun-
try. If we can attract disabled
persons because of our sensi-
tivity to their problems, this
can become economically ben-
eficial for all Bahamians.
At the same time, it would
raise awareness among
Bahamians about the issues
facing all disabled persons.
Abilities Unlimited does a
wonderful job here aiding the
disabled in a wide range of
educational, vocational and
supportive measures. But we
must ask ourselves: Have we
unconsciously placed obsta-
cles before disabled persons?
Where we have done so, how
can we remove those obsta-
cles so that disabled persons
may live life as fully as they
How do our disabled per-
sons live? Do they have
decent housing and a fair stan-
dard of living? Are families
supported to allow the dis-
abled person to live at home?
If a disabled person lives in a
does this environment reflect
the living conditions of those
of the normal life of a person
of his or her age?
Are they protected against
all treatment that is discrimi-
natory, abusive or degrading?
Who ensures that this hap-
pens? What are the legal pre-
rogatives of the disabled per-
son if they are being treated in
an unfair or abusive manner?
What laws protect them? Are
we adequately protecting dis-
abled persons, acting as advo-
cates and offering expertise in
matters regarding the rights
of the disabled persons?
It is our combined
responsibility to protect
the rights of disabled persons.
This responsibility includes
families, citizens, the govern-
ment, social organisations and
the disabled person them-
selves. Our goal should be to
promote an understanding of
disability issues and mobilise
support for the rights, dignity
and well-being of persons with
We need to provide accessi-
bility to all avenues of life, as
well as support disabled per-
sons to build themselves to.
their full capacity. We must
work towards mainstreaming
our disabled citizens, who are
often a hidden and over-
looked population, to show
the benefits that we would all
derive in every aspect of soci-
ety political, social, eco-
nomic and cultural, from their
participation. A society must,
include all of their members.
Can we proudly say that this is
so in the Bahamas?
Amnesty International has
in excess of 1.5 million mem-
bers, supporters and sub-
scribers in more than 150
countries, including the.
Bahamas. For more informa-
tion on this volunteer organi-
sation, please call 327-0807 or
The Tribune wants to hear
from people who are
making news in their
you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
area or have won an
If so, call us on 322-1986
and share your story.
LIGHT AND LIFE COMMUNITY CHURCH
Grounded In The Past &
Geared To The Future
Worship time: 11am & 7pm
Sunday School: 9:45am ..,
Prayer time: 6:.30pm
The Madeira Shopping
Tev. Dr. Franklin Knowles
ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Franklin Knowles
Telephone number 325-5712
GRACE AND PEACE WESLEYAN CHURCH
A SOCIETY OF THE FREE METHODIST CHURCH OF NORTH AMERICA
(WHERE GOD IS ADORED AND EVERYONE IS AFFIRMED)
Worship time: 1 lam & 7pm
Adult Sunday School: 10am
Church School during Worship Service
Special Service Harvest/ Thanksgiving
Sunday, November 20 at 11:00a.m.
Place: Twynam Heights
off Prince Charles Drive
Minister: Rev. Henley Perry
Telephone number:324-2538 Telefax number:324-2587
COME TO WORSHIP, LEAVE TO SERVE
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2005, PAGE 7
SIR RONALD DISCUSSES THE IDEA OF GROUNDING ALL NATIONAL AIRLINES
IN FAVOUR OF A SINGLE CARICOM AIRLINE TO SERVICE THE CARIBBEAN.
Junkanoo row between Colours
and alleged 'splinter faction'
A MAJOR row has broken
out between the prize-winning
Junkanoo group Colours and
an alleged "splinter faction"
who, they claim, are trying to
trade off their name.
Government officials now
face the daunting task of trying
to sort out the bust-up before
this year's Junkanoo festival
gets underway on Boxing Day.
Meanwhile, resentment is
deepening, with both groups
claiming to be the true Colours,
and officials in a quandary over
what to do about it. As things
stand, it's possible that two sep-
arate Colours groups could be
on parade this Christmas.
Yesterday Chris Justilien,
leader of a five-year-old group
which he claims has raised
Junkanoo behavioural stan-
dlards and become well-estab-
Pshed on the entertainment cir-
cuit, said the other Colours out-
fit was now trading off their
"We want the public to know
the real situation," he said,
,'because we don't want any
Officials faced wi
out bust-up befoi
confusion over who is the orig-
inal Colours and who isn't."
The trouble began when Mr
Kevin Ferguson left Mr
Justilien's group and began
recruiting for his own Colours
In a letter to Mr Paul Adder-
ley, chairman of the indepen-
dent review committee at the
Ministry of Youth, Sports and
Culture, Mr Ferguson said his
group was properly incorporat-
ed and registered as Colours
Junkanoo Group Ltd.
In a retaliatory letter, lead-
ing members of Mr Justilien's
group have sought government
resolution of the issue, claim-
ing they are rightful owners of
the Colours name.
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who tk-f-ndcd IdI
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tr the ballot for our elections ear-
th sorting lier this year and they lost."
S 11Mr Justilien's group will be
about 110-strong at this year's
e fes'tiva1 Junkanoo. He said the group
Ve festival had deliberately limited its size
since its formation and had won
several category prizes.
"We are considered one of
the most revolutionary groups,"
re is no satisfactory out- he said. "We try a lot of differ-
Mr Justilien said his ent things. We have brought dis-
would have to seek cipline and respectability back
through the courts. to Junkanoo.
re is no question that Mr "We have been asked to per-
on's group is trying to form at Jollification, Indepen-
ff our goodwill," he told dence celebrations, and been
ibune. "This means that involved in countless other per-
s are becoming confused fomlved iances.
they give money to one "We have done at least a
hinking they are dealing dozen performances since this
e other." whole thing started and for us
3reg Bethel, one of Mr it's business as usual. This other
s team, said: "Then our group. Mr group, however, has not per-
split of his our grouprd. formed once because they are
Sleft of his own accor just putting their group togeth-
l group of about eight or er. They are presently in the
nt of their own volition, process of recruiting."
r membership remains In his letter to Mr Adderley,
t Mr Ferguson said Mr Justilien
those who left were on was sole proprietor of a regis-
tered company called Colours
Entertainment. He described
Mr Justilien's claim to the
!^ A* Colours title as "arbitrary", say-
l 1ing he (Mr Ferguson) was with
the original group when it made
its debut in the 2000 Boxing
f fl^ Day parade.
Da He challenged Mr Justilien's
claims to sole rights, saying he
was the one who wanted to
"desert the pack" and "siphon
the group of its name."
However, Mr Justilien said in
his letter that Mr Ferguson was
S* the only one in the new group
I a I who was actually on the admin-
istrative team for any part of
Colours' four or five-year exis-
"We very much regret that as
Providers" Mr Ferguson's actions and
speech have brought this matter
S into the public domain, we are
obliged to refute his negative
assertions through a truthful
and substantianted response."
In a statement, Mr Justilien's
group said: "It is difficult to say
why, having chosen to leave our
group, which is their right, they
would not simply pick a name
of their own and just get on with
S"This kind of spitefulness and
irrational behaviour is what
continues the idea in some
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7TO TADCALL CO3LINA 242-52-7010 / FlLIT.Y 223 7 WE
minds that Junkanoo is com-
prised of needlessly argumen-
tative and disruptive people."
It adds: "We have held our
tongues long enough in the
hopes that the junkanoo lead-
ers' association, now called the
Junkanoo Corporation of New
Providence, would support us.
in a decisive way, but they have
failed to do so despite the fact
that everyone knows full well
who Colours is and who the
representatives are the same
ones who have sat consistently
at the Junkanoo leaders table
"This is very harmful to us
because it causes confusion not
only in the public's mind, but
in our sponsors and persons
wishing to have us the real
Colours perform at public
and private events, whether for
hire or not."
They described the dispute
as "a serious detraction from
the real and serious cultural val-
ue of Junkanoo its creativity,
artistic work and performances
- and the heritage of coming
The statement concluded:
"Colours has worked hard to
earn its reputation as a cohe-
sive, well-disciplined and pro-
fessional group and the execu-
tive team is proud of all mem-
bers of the group and the effort
and enthusiasm that they have
put into making Colours what it
"We intend to continue on
our chosen path. Junkanoo
should be something that brings
people together in a joyful way.
Let's not lose sight of that."
Last night, The Tribune tried
without success to contact Mr
Ferguson for comment.
+ THE BAHAMAS, +
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
CONFERENCE OF THE METHODIST
CHURCH IN THE CARIBBEAN AND Tkg
L'EGLISE METHODISTE DANS LA CARAIBE ET LES AMERIQUES
NASSAU CIRCUIT OF CHURCHES/B.T.C.I. CONFERENCE OFFICE
NASSAU CIRCUIT AND RHODES MEMORIAL CHURCH OFFICE,
108 Montrose Avenue
P.O. Box EE-16379, Nassau, Bahamas; Telephone:
325-6432; Fax: 328-2784; email@example.com
METHODISM: RAISED UP IN THE PROVIDENCE OF GOD, TO
REFORM THE NATION, BUT ESPECIALLY THE CHURCH AND TO SPREAD
SCRIPTURAL HOLINESS THROUGHOUT THE LAND
(Father John Wesley)
"Celebrating 223 years of continuous Methodist witness for Christ in
THE FIFTH LORD'S DAY SABBATH BEFORE THE FESTIVAL OF THE
THE LORD'S DAY AFTER THE FESTIVAL OF ALL SAINTS, HARVEST
THANKSGIVING, NOVEMBER 20, 2005
INTROIT AND COLLECT:
I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my sure and steadfast love for
David. Your descendants I will establish forever and build up your throne to
ALMIGHTY GOD, who raised up your servant David to become the King of
Israel, and promised that of him You would make a steadfast house: establish,
we pray, Your eternal kingdom of justice and peace and, by the power of the
Holy Spirit, bring us to our true inheritance with all Your people; through
Jesus Christ, Your Son, out Lord.
WESLEY METHODIST CHURCH (Malcolm Rd East)
7:00 a.m. Rev. Dr. Raymond R. Neilly (Sacrament of Holy Communion)
11:00 a.m. Rev. Edward J. Sykes
RHODES MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH
(108 Montrose Ave. at Wulff Rd)
10:30 a.m. Revs. Dr. Raymond R. Neilly and Emily A. Demeritte
6:30 p.m. Rev. Colin C.L. Newton
COKE MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH
(Rose Street, Fox Hill)
11:00 a.m. Rev. Leonard G. Roberts, Jr; and Youth
PROVIDENCE METHODIST CHURCH (Shirley Plaza)
11:00 a.m. Rev. Stacia M. Williams-Christmas and Rev. Mark S.
HERITAGE OF REDEEMING LOVE METHODIST CHURCH
(28 Crawford St, Oakes Field)
7:00 a.m. Rev. Edward J. Sykes (Sacrament of Holy Communion)
10:00 a.m. Bro. Arthur Chase (Lay Preacher)
GOOD SHEPHERD (20 Cedar Terrace, Tall Pines)
8:00 a.m. Rev. Emily A. Demeritte (Sacrament of Holy Communion)
CROIX-DES-MISSIONS ALDERSGATE (Quackoo Street)
9 a.m. Nassau Circuit Women
METHODIST MISSION CENTRE (Quackoo St)
-Thrift Shop and other Ministries
JOHN WESLEY METHODIST COLLEGE
(28 Crawford St., Oakes Field)
SPECIAL OFFERINGS FOR HURRICANE WILMA RELIEF in all
congregations during November
CIRCUIT DISCIPLE PROGRAMS
Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m. at Wesley Methodist Church, Malcolm Road, East
Thursdays at 10 a.m. and at 6:45 p.m. at Rhodes Memorial Methodist
OBSERVING THE FAST Thursdays after the evening meal to
.Vision On the Lord's Day, ZNS 1 at 9 p.m.; Great Hymns of Inspiration
- On the Lord's Day, Radio 810 at 5:00 p.m.; Family Vibes, ZNS 1,
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS AFFECTED BY HURRICANE
WILMA AND OTHER NATURAL DISASTERS; THE PRIVY COUNCIL
a U IUCN PUMCTONS
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W H A T S
O N IN
AND AROUND NASSAU
E M A I L OUTT H E R E @ TR IBUNE M EDI A.N ET
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The Mall At Marathon's Eight Annual Christmas Parade is
set for Saturday, November 19, at Noon: Santa Claus will be
escorted by Miss Teen Bahamas in The Mall at Marathon's
Eighth Annual Christmas Parade. The Parade will start at the
Galleria Cinemas Parking Lot continue to the Strip Center
by Domino's Pizza, past First Caribbean Bank and Wendy's,
then past Kelly's Home Center, and ending at the Mall's
Main Entrance. The parade starts promptly at noon, Satur-
day, November 19.
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 enter-
tainment, native bands, limbo dancers and Junkanoo per-
Gospel choirs will be competing each Saturday, for a period
of six weeks, at the Braiders Square at Festival Place on
Prince George Wharf. Choirs will be judged on musicianship,
group coordination and symmetry, technique, versatility of
chosen song, program choice and presentation of final per-
formance. The choir categories include ladies, men, mixed
voice, youth and groups of choirs. The competition will
commence with preliminaries in October and finals in
November and December. One group will be eliminated
each Saturday. The selection of the winning choir is sched-
uled to take place at the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremo-
ny on December 10, at 6pm at Festival Place.
Celebrities on Stage: Elton John, Cher, Bette Midler, Bar-
bara 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 the Crystal
Palace Casino this month. In reality, the 'stars' 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.
Bacardi Happy Hour @ Power Boat Adventures Bar and
Grill (one door east of Texaco Harbour Bay), every Friday.
$3 Bacardi drinks all night and $3 beers.
Ladies Night @ Power Boat Adventures Bar and Grill,
every Saturday. Ladies free, Gents, $10 all night. Bacardi Big
Apple and other drink specials all night long.
Wild Jungle, each and every Wednesday night @ Club Trap-
pers, Nassau's "upscale" gentleman's club. Featuring a
female body painting extravaganza. Free body painting @ 8
pm. Ladies always welcome. Admission: Men free before 10
pm. Females free. There will be free food and hors d'oeuvres
between 9 and 10 pm. Open until 4 am.
Ladies Night @ Fluid Lounge, this and every Thursday
night. Doors open at 10pm. Ladies free before lam, $10
after. Guys: $15 all night. Drink special: 3 @ $10 (Bacardi)
Giveaways and door prizes every week.
Saturday Night Live every Saturday night @ Club Fluid,
Bay St. The biggest party of the week, pumping all your
favourite hits all night long. Ladies in free before llpm.
Strict security enforced.
Rave Saturdays @ Club Eclipse. DJ Scoobz spinning the best
in Old Skool. Admission $35, all inclusive food and drink.
Karaoke Music Mondaze @ Topshotters Sports Bar. Drink
specials all night long, including karaoke warm-up drink to
get you started. Party from 8pm-until.
Reggae Tuesdays @ Bahama Boom. Cover charge includes
a free Guinness and there should be lots of prizes and sur-
prises. Admission: Ladies $10 and Men $15.
Hump Day Happy Hour @ Topshotters Sports Bar every
Wednesday 5pm-8pm. Free appetizers and numerous drink
The Pit @ Bahama Boom, every Thursday. Doors open at
9pm, showtime 11.30pm. Cover charge $15. $10 with flyer.
Fantasy Fridays @ Fluid Lounge, featuring late '80s music in
the VIP Lounge, Top of the charts in the Main Lounge,
neon lights andGo Go Gdancers. Admission: Ladies free
before llpm, $15 after; Guys $20 all night.
Dicky Mo's @ Cable Beach. Flavoured Fridays Happy Hour,
every Friday. Drink specials: Smimrnoff Kamikaze Shots, $1;
Smirnoff Flavoured Martinis, 2 for $10; Smimrnoff Flavoured
Mixed Drinks, 3 for $10. Bahamian Night (Free admission)
every Saturday with live music from 8 pm to midnight.
Karaoke Sundays from 8pm to midnight, $1 shots and din-
ner specials all night long.
Twisted Boodah Lounge @ Cafe Segafredo, Charlotte St
kicks off Fridays at 6pm with deep house to hard house
music, featuring CraigBOO, Unkle Funky and Sworl'wide on
Chill Out Sundays @ Coco Loco's, Sandyport, from 4pm-
until, playing deep, funky chill moods with world beats.
Sweet Sunday Chill Out Soiree Lounge, every Sunday, 4pm-
midnight @ Patio Grille, British
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 performs solo with
special guests Thursday from 9pm midnight.
The Graham Holden Deal @ The Green Parrot....David
Graham, Steve Holden, Tim Deal and Friends perfqrm
Sunday, 7pm 10pm @ Hurricane Hole on Paradise Islknd.
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
ART INTERNATIONAL, featuring the work of nine
Bahamian artists, five well known artists from the UK, one
from South Africa and one from Zimbabwe will be held
gratis, of the Guaranty Bank, Lyford Manor, just outside the
Lyford Cay gates. The exhibition will be open to the public
Saturday, November 26; 11am- 4pm. Sunday, November
27- Thursday, December 3; 10am-4pm. The work of the
artists on display can be seen in collections worldwide, and
have been shown in numerous exhibitions. Representing
the Bahamas will be; John Beadle; Lillian Blades; John
Cox; Claudette Dean; Tyrone Ferguson; Bo Sigrist Guirey;
Nora Smith, Dorman Stubbs and Rupert Watkins. Lady
Connery, Sir Sean's wife, has kindly agreed to open the
exhibition. She is an exceptional artist, and will be exhibiting
one of her paintings.
TOBY LUNN's 'Flow: Earth, Air, Fire and Water' is on
exhibition at Segafredo Cafe, Charlotte Street. The show is
running now to November 18. For this latest series, which he
spent the past five years working on, Toby said he wanted to
create warm, soft paintings.
Ricardo "Cardo" Knowles presents his latest international
exhibition of oil paintings Wednesday, November 23, 5pm-
9pm @ Ristorante Villaggio, Caves Village.
The Central Bank of the Bahamas is hosting its 22nd Annu-
al Art Competition and Exhibition. The works are on display
until December. The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas
(NAGB) will be hosting a series of workshops throughout
November. Persons interested in attending anyof the sessions
should contact the NAGB.
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
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, 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 direction and in the style of the artist John Paul
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 sig-
nature pieces from the national collection, including recent
acquisitions by Blue Curry, Antonius Roberts and Dionne
Benjamin-Smith. Call 328-5800 to book tours. This exhibition
closes February 28, 2006.
The Nassau Music Society would like to remind the public of
the concerts that will take place for their: "FESTIVAL OF
RUSSIAN ARTISTS 2006". The Natalie Gutman Quartet,
January 13 @ Government House and January 14 @ St
Paul's Church Hall, Lyford Cay. Natalie Gutman is one of
the world's leading cellists and she will be playing with the
Society's artistic director, Igor Rakelson,(piano), her son
Sviatoslav, (violin), her daughter in law, Olga Dyachkovskaya
(soprano). Yuri Bashmet and the Moscow Soloists, will be
performing February 24 @ the Theatre for the Performing
Arts (Full orchestra conducted by Yuri Bashmet). There
will be a lunchtime concert for children and an evening con-
cert for adults. February 26 @ Old Fort Bay Club, Buckners
private residence (Quintet). February 27 @ Christ Church
Cathedral (Full orchestra conducted by Yuri Bashmet).
Guest appearance with the Orchestra Jo.Anne Callender.
Oleg Polianski will perform April 7 @ Government House
and April 8 @ the Klonaris residence. Oleg is a well known
in Europe as a pianist living in Germany. Details of the
tickets and programmes will be advised shortly.
The Cancer Society of the Bahamas meets at 5.30pm on the
second Tuesday of each month at their Headquarters at
East Terrace, Centreville. Call 323-4482 for more info.
Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being held 6:30pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays at Nassau gymNastics Seagrapes
location (off Prince Charles Drive). Doctor approval is
required. Call 364-8423 to register or for more information.
Diabetes Directions a FREE diabetic support group meets
the first Monday of each month at 6.30pm at New Providence
Community Centre, Blake Road. Dinner is provided and free
blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol testing is avail-
able. For more info call 702-4646 or 327-2878
MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Bahamas meets the third Monday
every month, 6pm @ Doctors Hospital conference room.
The Bahamas Diabetic Association meets every third Sat-
urday, 2.30pm (except August and December) @ the Nurs-
ing School, Grosvenor Close, Shirley Street.
Doctors Hospital, the official training centre of the Ameri-
can Heart Association offers CPR classes certified by the
AHA. The course defines the warning signs of respiratory
arrest and gives prevention strategies to avoid sudden death
syndrome and the most common serious injuries and chok-
ing that can occur in adults, infants and children. CPR and
First Aid classes are offered every third Saturday of the
month from 9am-lpm. Contact a Doctors Hospital Com-
munity Training Representative at 302-4732 for more infor-
mation 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
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, Antiq-
uities, Monuments and Museum, and Mr Pericles Maillis will
speak on Clifton Plantation, including the cultural aspect, new
archaeological finds and the current efforts to save this
important historical site. The general public is invited to
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 Bap-
tist 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,
Club 2437 meets every second, fourth and fifth Wednes-
day at the J Whitney Pinder Building, Collins Ave at 6pm.
Club 612315 meets Monday 6pm @ Wyndham Nassau
Resort, Cable Beach. Club 753494 meets every Wednes-
day, 6pm-8pm in the Solomon's Building, East-West High-
way. 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 Tuesday,
6.30pm @ Atlantic House, IBM Office, 4th floor meeting
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 sec-
ond and fourth Wednesday of the month, 8pm @ St
Nassau Bahamas Koinonia meets every second Friday of
each month, 7.30pm at Emmaus Centre at St Augustine's
Monestary. For more info call 325-1947 after 4pm.
International Association of Administrative Professionals,
Bahamas Chapter meets the third Thursday of every month
@ Superclubs Breezes, Cable Beach, 6pm.
AMISTAD, a Spanish club meets the third Friday of the
month at COB's Tourism Training Centre at 7pm in Room
144 during the academic year. The group promotes the
Spanish language and culture in the community.
Send all your civic and social events to The
Tribune via fax: 328-2398 or e-mail
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2005, PAGE 9
MIVNISTlK of state tor
Finance James Smith.
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/
THE Bahamas has retained
its credit strength despite
repeated major hurricanes,
Minister of State for Finance
James Smith said last night.
Outlining the findings of
the internationally recognised
Moody's report, Mr Smith
said that the Bahamas has
been rated highest among the
Moody's further reported
The Bahamas' economic
performance also reflects rel-
atively sound governance.
Because of the high
degree of dependence on
tourism, the Bahamian econo-
my is highly sensitive to exter-
nal macroeconomic shocks,
global terrorism risks and nat-
The debt-to-GDP ratio of
approximately 38 per cent is
above the medium for A-rat-
ed countries, but much less
than Barbados at 73 per cent
and Malta 77 per cent. (Those
countries, however, fair better
in the debt-to-revenue cate-
The external debt indica-
tors for the Bahamas high-
light the country's credit wor-
thiness, the ratio of external
debt to GDP, which at 11 per
cent, is among the lowest in
the Bahamas' peer group
where the average is nearer to
40 per cent for A -rated coun-
SPRIME MINISTER Perry Christie makes his way to the podium last night.
(Photo: Mario Duncansoli/Tribune staff)
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er are all behind you. You will
be beaten back into retirement
once and for all," he said to a
Addressing one of the main
criticisms levelled at the PLP- -
that it is a party of indecision and
too much consultation -- Mr
Christie said that his administra-
tion has introduced "a rational.
methodical approach to gover-
nance and policy formation."
"Gone are the days when one
man thought he had all the
answers. Gone are the days when
one man bullied his Cabinet and
the public service into doing his
bidding. Gone are the days and
ways of Quick Draw McGraw."
The prime minister explained
that his government has inriot
duced an approach based on
"sound planning principles, expert
research, close consultation with
our partners in the private sector,
and informed public consensus."
"The FNM likes to boast that
they were more 'decisive'. But
that's where they are wrong. They
were not decisive at all they
"Under the FNM there was no
planning, no foresight, no consul-
tation, there was no time for any
of that. No, they were too busy
being decisive," he charged.
Illustrating the "decisiveness"
of the former government, Mr
Christic pointed to the privatisa-
tion of BaTelCo, Clifton Cay and
"They said they were going to
,privatise BaTelCo so they upped
and retired half the staff right off
the bat, in no time at all. But guess
* what? By the time they were
done, they had shelled out $1.38
million of your money on the
whole exercise and didn't have
one single scrap of privatisation
to show for it," he said.
Also, he said, the FNM's "rush
to recklessness" was evident in
the way they handled the issue of
Clifton Cay and the 2002 refer-
"But despite all that, this same
man rises up and says he has come
back because the Bahamian peo-
ple miss his decisiveness imag-
ine that," said Mr Christie.
Answering the criticism of his
detractors, the prime minister list-
ed the PLP's achievements over
the past three and a half years.
He pointed to the Bahamas'
removal from the Financial
Action Task Force's Monitoring
list the "blacklist" as well
as to the boom of touristic devel-
opments throughout the islands,
particularly Atlantis' Phase III on
Paradise Island and the recently
approved BahaMar development
.in New Providence and the Ginn
project in Grand Bahama.
"This PLP government is pre-
siding over the greatest boom the
Bahamas tourism industry has
ever seen. People from all over
the world are falling over them-
selves trying to catch a plane or a
cruise ship to the Bahamas," he
He also pointed out that the
country's external reserves are tip
from $373.5 million under the
FNM to $800 million under the
PLP, and that the party was able
to manage the government's
financial resources without
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will work hand-in-hand with the
community policing component
of the Urban Renewal Pro-
granune to combat the escalating
crime throughout the country.
"This combination of school
policing and community polic.-
ing enables the police to keep
track of young kids, especially
the trouble-makers, from the
time they leave home for
school in the morning, while
they are at school, when they
leave school, until they go to
bed at night.
"It also positions the police
to exercise a greater degree of
protective vigilance over those
students and teachers who
might be vulnerable to harmful
interference from the trouble-
makers. It's an innovative
approach to policing which
already is producing positive
results," he said.
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More than $12bn in total
and on the drawing board'
MINISTER of Financial Ser-
vices and Investments Allyson
Maynard-Gibson said last night
that under her stewardship, the
more than $12 billion in total
investments have been
approved, and are on the draw-
ing board at her ministry.
She said the projected value
of projects underway is over $4.6
billion and that the total capi-
tal invested in projects already
,started is over $1.3 billion.
"The total paid to Bahamian
,contractors in projects already
started is almost $418 million
dollars. The total new jobs in
projects already started is 6,000.
No matter what the FNM says,
by any measuring stick, $12 bil-
lion dollars in three and a half
short years is a strong vote of
"By any measuring stick the
commitment to put $4.6 billion
dollars in the ground is a strong
vote of confidence. By any mea-
suring stick to have already put
$1.3 billion in the ground in
three and a half short years is a
strong vote of confidence," she
* By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
DURING his intense speech at the 49th PLP
convention last night, Prime Minister Perry
Christie outlined the projects and initiatives that
have been undertaken by his government in an
effort to propel the country into a new era of
"unprecedented growth and prosperity".
Mr Christie highlighted the Atlantis*Phase
III development, the BahaMar deal, the recent-
ly approved $3.1 billion Ginn Group develop-
ment for Grand Bahama, along with other
"world-class" resort investments in New Provi-
dence and the rest of the Bahamas.
"In addition to Atlantis Phase III and
BahaMar, a $1.5 billion dollar ultra luxury,
world-class residential golf and resort commu-
nity west of Adelaide and east of the South
Ocean Beach Resort is before the government
"This project, spearheaded by international
developers and financiers of world renown, will
complement the creation of an environmental
wonderland, national park and rolling green
spaces at the 208-acre Clifton Heritage Park," he
Mr Christie also revealed that on nearby Rose
Island, the world famous "top tier hotel brand"
Ritz-Carlton is proposing a first-class ultra high-
end $500 million mixed-use resort.
wth and prosperity'
The prime minister stressed that with mega-
resorts being established at both Paradise Island
and Cable Beach, in addition to the other mixed
use resorts, it will be essential to revitalise down-
"Our plan is to move all commercial ship-
ping interests to a new $200 million port facility
to be built out west, near Clifton Pier, in an
environmentally appropriate area.
"This port will be able to meet the commercial
shipping needs of New Providence for the next
50 years," he said.
Mr Christie added that Grand Bahama, which
has been devastated by two years of hurricane
damage, can expect a much needed boost of
energy in the recently signed $3.1 billion Ginn
Group resort in West End.
"This will be the largest mixed-use resort
development ever undertaken in the Bahamas,
or in the region for that matter. The Ginn devel-
opment will spearhead the transformation of
western Grand Bahama into a resort Mecca of
"Moreover, the magnitude of this project is
such that its positive job-creation effects and
entrepreneurial opportunities for Bahamians
will extend throughout Grand Bahama and the
rest of the northern Bahamas," he said.
As a result, Mr Christie said, the future of
Grand Bahama looks "exceptionally promis-
future role in
hands of PM
* By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
FORMER leader of the CDR Dr B J
Nottage said his future role in the PLP is in
the hands of Prime Minister Christie.
As the 2005 PLP convention ended last
night, The Tribune briefly interviewed Dr
Nottage on the subject of his return to the
"Whatever role the leader of the party
thinks that I can serve in, that's what I'll
do," he said.
Dr Nottage, who vied with Mr Christie
for the leadership post in 2000, indicated
that his decision to come back "home" to
the PLP was based on his desire to "serve
On Thursday evening, Dr Nottage was
greeted with thunderous cheers from party
supporters when he entered the conven-
His return to the party was rumoured
throughout the week.
A day before Mr Nottage's return, PLPs
generally indicated to The Tribune that
they would be pleased with such a devel-
Dr Nottage told The Tribune that after
leaving the PLP, he built "a great organi-
sation" in the Coalition for Democratic
"I left it in the hands of some great peo-
ple and they will do very well for the
Bahamas," he said.
When asked what will now happen to
the CDR, Dr Nottage said he was con-
vinced that the party has well-trained and
committed young persons who can and will
determine its future.
"They are very talent and they have the
capacity to develop the organisation over
the long term. I have the greatest confi-
dence in them and their ability to do so," he
Deputy Prime Minister Cynthia Pratt,
who warmly greeted Dr Nottage with a
hug on Thursday, said she is happy he final-
ly came back to the party.
She said that he will be an asset to the
PLP and to the Bahamian people.
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ern side of the road), he fell back-
wards into the road.
It was then that his body was
swept up under the truck's
tyres and his head ultimately
crushed under its rear wheels,
another eye witness said.
"It was like you heard a loud
popping sound. When the dri-
ver realised he hit him he start-
ed screaming and then I
started screaming," she said.
According to these witness-
es, speed was not a factor in
This latest traffic fatality
marks the sixtieth recorded on
the streets of New Providence
so far this year.
Speaking to The Tribune
yesterday at the scene of the
accident, superintendent in
charge of the Traffic Division
Burkie Wright said that this
was by far the worst accident
that he has seen in is career in
terms of injuries to a person's
"Gruesome . just grue-
some," he said.
The identity of the young
boy is being withheld, pending
proper notification of his fam-
ily. It is believed that he may
be of Haitian/Bahamian
Police issued a warning yes-
terday, urging the public to
adhere to speed limits, espe-
cially when driving in school
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and rubble of a house.
It is believed that fire broke out when Ms Booca,
who was blind, attempted to light her kerosene lamp
sometime around 6.30pm Thursday.
In a matter of minutes, the fire spread from one
shack to another, creating an inferno in the six-acre
Haitian slum, which is located just east of down-
town Marsh Harbour.
Minister Gibson and Minister Griffin assured for-
mer Mud residents that government would assist
by providing food, clothing, and shelter for the
However, during the meeting emotions ran high.
Many Haitians were very angry and complained
that volunteer firefighters at Marsh Harbour did
nothing and watched helplessly as their homes
"Haitians don't have no value in Abaco, said an
irate Haitian-Bahamian known as 'Scotty'. Every
time house burning down, fire engine come and
they stand around just looking. And last night a
policeman said: 'Let the whole place burn down'.
"If you want to help, don't come here talking
about no food. You know how much family sleeping
in the bush right now?" he asked.
Inspector Walter Evans, assistant press liaison
officer, said three fire engines two from Marsh
Harbour and one from Casaurina responded to
He commended the volunteer firemen for their
valiant efforts in fighting the blaze, which was made
worse by high wind and propane gas tanks explod-
Minister Gibson said that the densely populated
areas of the Mud and Pigeon Pea pose dangers to
firefighters who often have difficulty finding their
way in and out of the community.
"There are also open cesspits and electrical wires
which created some hazards for them as they moved
in and out," he explained.
He noted that government would be moving expe-
ditiously to identify land in more structured com-
zones, and pleaded with
motorists to be alert and vigi-
lant whenever, and wherever
they are driving.
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on January 16, 2006 to determine
/, if there is sufficient evidence to
take the case to the Supreme
court. The preliminary inquiry
will be held at court 10 Nassau
Street before Magistrate Guille-
mena Archer. Juste was remand-
ed to Her Majesty's Prison. Sgt.
641 Bannister was the prosecu-
Fire at 'the Mud'
munities, where Mud residents could purchase prop-
Mr Gibson stressed that government would not
allow the rebuilding of any more homes in the fire
stricken area of the Mud.
"That is why it is important for us to move quick-
ly to make sure we identify land for persons to pur-
chase right away.
"And, we recognise the challenges by individuals
without passports in terms of purchasing govern-
ment owned property."
Mr Gibson said an effort would be made to assist
those individuals without passports, but who have
legal status in the Bahamas whether it is work
permits or permanent residence, and also by having
those persons regulated who are qualified for status,
to make land available for them to purchase.
He noted that persons with work permits and
permanent residency are unable to purchase land in
government subsidised subdivisions, but can now
purchase in private subdivisions.
Mr Gibson said a number of residents in Pigeon
Pea and the Mud have bought property from the
Ministry of Housing in Central Pine Subdivision.
"I think it is important that we partner with a
private developer to assist us with an extension of
our subdivision and other subdivisions to make land
available for persons who want to purchase," he
While some Haitians applauded Mr Gibson, oth-
ers who cannot afford to purchase land, wanted to
know what other provisions would be made for
them in the meantime.
Mr Gibson said government has been unable to
find temporary accommodations because of a serious
shortage of rental accommodation and temporary
housing in Abaco.
In the meantime, however, temporary shelters
have been opened at three churches in Marsh Har-
bour and at the Assembly of God Church in South
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at the PLP
Minister of Youth, Sports and
Culture Neville Wisdom speaks
to the convention.
A young entertainer keeps
the audience enthralled during
the PLP convention.
Minister of Agriculture and
Fisheries V Alfred Gray deliv-
ers his convention speech.
The St Cecilia Marching
Band get the crowd going.
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. LEFT: Parliamentary
Secretary in the Ministry of
Education Veronica Owens
is all smiles as she delivers
her convention speech.
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Fred Mitchell, Quinton
Lightbourne and Omar Bast-
ian speak at the convention.
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S SUPPORTERS of Shane Gibson make
.ome noise as the Minister of Housing takes to
i lhe stage.
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/Tribune staff)
* MINISTER of Labour and Immigration Vincent Peet is greeted after his speech.
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/Tribune staff)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2005, PAGE 15
* By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE BUZZ on the last night
of the PLP's convention was
concern as to whether party
supporters felt that this week's
events met their expectations.
Last night the ballroom of
the Wyndham hotel was filled
with excited delegates and sup-
porters who listened intently
to the closing address of their
leader, Prime Minister Perry
Christie. The crowd was so
large that it spilled into the
The general consensus of
those attending was that the
convention not only met, but
exceeded their expectations.
The highlight of the con-
vention came when rumour
became reality on the return
of Dr BJ Nottage to the PLP
fold. Dr Nottage, a member of
the Cabinet of the late Sir Lyn-
den. Pindling, left the PLP to
form. the CDR after failing to
defeat Mr Christie as succes-
sorito Sir Lynden in the fight
for party leadership.
Bianca Ferguson, a con-
stituent of Fort Charlotte, said
the convention was what she
expected and "much, much
"The excitement is there
and the history is coming out.
The facts are being stated quite
clearly for all to hear. (It is)
for us to carry the word for-
ward for those persons who
don't know exactly what the
PLP government has been
doing, for these three and a
half years," she proudly pro-
Timothy Roberts, a con-
stituent of Marsh Harbour,
Abaco, pointed out that he
really did not expect to see the
number of people that attend-
ed the convention.
"I have been to convention
year after year, but this is the
largest convention I have ever
seen in my life," said Mr
Mr Roberts, a white
Bahamian, said he feels wel-
come in the party, and that no
one has ever shown any racism
Jimmy Williams, a delegate
from Dundas Town, Abaco,
said: "What has happened here
in this convention will carry on
straight through to the cam-
paign. This convention has
been on a very high note."
Huebley Moss, a constituent
of Delaporte, said the govern-
ing party's convention exceed-
ed his expectations.
"If you listen to Vincent
Peet, he resolved a lot of dis-
putes. He brokered a lot of
negotiation deals, as far as con-
tract signing is concerned with
the various unions.
"The increases in salaries
that essential service utility
workers received doubled what
they have gotten with the for-
mer government," Mr Moss
pointed out. "So, we are indeed
pleased with this convention
(and) all of the ideas that have
been foreshadowed by the var-
E By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
MINISTER of Financial Services and Invest-
ments Allyson Maynard-Gibson highlighted during
her address to the 49th PLP convention last night the
"outstanding" investments made so far under the
PLP's administration on the Family Islands.
Speaking of Eleuthera first, Mrs Maynard-Gibson
noted that to date $465 million worth of projects
have already started.
"To date $66 million dollars has been spent and
of that $22 million dollars has been spent with
Bahamian contractors. These have created over 700
new jobs in Eleuthera.
"Tonight I want to focus on the fulfilment of
one of the prime minister's dreams; the significant
ownership of the Bahamian tourism product by
Bahamians," she said.
Mrs Maynard-Gibson said that Bahamian busi-
nessman Franklyn Wilson and his group of investors
own the majority of the Eleuthera Properties Lim-
ited resort, which recently started.
"Our prime minister is so concerned about
Bahamians benefiting from our efforts that he com-
missioned me to negotiate with the Bahama Sound
developer to mount a special programme for
Bahamians to buy those affordable lots. The pro-
gramme has been agreed and will soon be
"Bahamians who buy those lots will get financing
provided they qualify.
"These investments will provide housing for peo-
ple moving to Exuma. This is another example of
your caring and progressive PLP government ensur-
ing that Bahamians enjoy the full benefits of our
policies," she said.
The minister outlined that following the PLPs rise
to :office, they immediately formed
Bahamian/Bahamian, and Bahamian/non-Bahami-
an joint ventures to work.at the Four Seasons project
"It gave me'such joy,.t visit the building site
and see Bahamian contractors, working together,
running their site," she said.
Mrs Maynard-Gibson also mentioned how the
government of the Bahamas will not issue licences to
non-Bahamian companies to build homes in the
"No one can build houses better than Bahamians.
Remember now, I also told you to prepare for the
harvest, if there are not enough people to bring in
the harvest, then the farmer has to get more people,"
S UPPORT PROTECTION OF THE NASSAU GROUPER
PROLONG THE LIFE OF THIS POTENTIALLY ENDANGERED SPECIES
The precarious life expectancy of the Nassau Grouper around the world, and here in The Bahamas, has prompted a nationwide closure of the Nassau Grouper fishing season from December 16 to February 16 to allow this delicate
species to spawn.
The Nassau Grouper, a favorite of Bahamians, especially for native dishes like boil and stew fish, grouper fingers and steam fish, have been rendered commercially extinct in many areas around the world, including the Caribbean.
This species is currently on the World Conservation Union's Red List of Endangered Species and is a candidate for the U.S. Endangered Species list.
By instituting a closed fishing season to protect the Nassau Grouper, The Bahamas joins a host of other countries who currently have laws in place to protect this species. Belize recently legislated a four-month closed season
and has instituted measures to protect eleven aggregated sites within marine reserves. In 2003, the Cayman Islands closed their grouper aggregations for eight years. The Nassau Grouper is also completely protected in United
The closed season provides protection for the Nassau Grouper during a critical point in their life cycle, during spawning.
The Nassau Grouper spends most of its life alone but during the winter months, they swim hundreds of miles and group together by the thousands to spawn. Most of the stocks of the Nassau Grouper in the Caribbean have
become commercially extinct as a result of fishermen targeting these spawning aggregations.
The spawning stage of the Nassau Grouper that takes place in these aggregation sites are critically important to the life cycle of the species as it is during this time ihat the entire annual reproduction for a region is produced.
Entire regional stocks of the Nassau Grouper have been wiped out as a result of intense fishing pressure on spawning aggregations.
This potentially perilous reality facing the Nassau Grouper is the driving force behind the move by regional marine research organizations and environmental protection groups advocating protection of the species, especially
In addition its role as a tasty Bahamian delicacy, the Nassau Grouper is also a very important predatory fish on coral reefs. Their extinction could lead to a domino effect on other marine life as it could upset the delicate eco-
balance of the marine habitat.
To protect this delicate species, The Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation along with other NGOs have mounted a campaign to protect the Nassau Grouper. They are asking Bahamians to support this effort by
refraining from eating the Nassau Grouper during the closed fishing season. For more information on how you can protect the Nassau Grouper contact BREEF at 362-6477 or visit their website www.breef.org.
The Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation along with other NGOs have mounted a campaign to protect the Nassau Grouper. They are asking Bahamians
to support this effort by refraining fiom eating the Nassau Grouper during the closed fishing season Dec. 16 through Feb. 16 and allow this delicate species to spawn.
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MIAMI HERALD SPORTS
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after their title win.
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By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
IN A dramatic 2-1 victory,
the St. Andrew's Hurricanes
knocked off the St.
Augustine's College Big Red
Machines 2-1 in their best-of-
three series to reverse last
year's finish in the Bahamas
Association of Independent
Secondary Schools' junior girls
softball championship series.
The Hurricanes took advan-
tage of a costly fielding error
in the top of the fifth inning on
Friday to break a 1-1 tie and
secure the victory as left field-
er Lizzie Turner eventually
scored on shortstop Anissa
Albury's run-producing sin-
In the bottom of the frame,
Brittany Sweeting retired the
Big Red Machines in order as
the Hurricanes rushed on the
field at the Churchill Tener
Knowles National Softball
Stadium in celebration.
"I think we did an excellent
job," said a jubilant Sweeting.
"Our defense was excellent. I
was very proud of the way we
When Turner got on base
with the lead off error, stole
second and third, Sweeting
said she knew that if Turner
had scored, they would have
won the game.
I think we got it right when
we needed it to win the cham-
pionship," Sweeting reflected.
SAC got on the board first
as shortstop Vanria Rose led
off with a shot to right field
and she used her speed to cir-
cle the bases on an error for a
1-0 lead in the bottom of the
St. Andrew's responded in
the second with right fielder
Nicolette Campbell opening
the frame with a walk. She
stole second, reached third on
a wild pitch and came home
The Hurricanes would take
a 2-1 lead in the fourth on
another error. This time, first
sacker Cara Curry led off with
a single, stole second, got to
third on a wild pitch and
sneaked home on a two-out
error that put Sweeting on
But the Big Red Machines
tied it up in the bottom as left
fielder Jacintha Clarke raced
around the bases for a one-
out triple. She eventually
scored on second sacker
Annique Williams' RBI
Despite the loss and giving
up their title in the process,
SAC's coach Rebecca Moss
said she was still pleased with
her team's performance.
"It was a good game on
both sides. I just think we had
some errors that came back
to haunt us," she reflected.
"But we didn't hit the ball as
well as we usually do."
Moss said although it's
tough to lose the title, she
accepted the defeat because
we felt her team went out and
played as hard as they could.
She felt the errors and their
lack of hitting was their down-
fall this time around.
FAST paced action as St Andrew's Hurricanes take on
SAC's Big Red Machines.
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MOMAX a Jolie Ethan Hawke, An FBI profiler helps detectives Fanning, Christoher Walken. A bodyguard takes revenge on a girl's kid-
search for a killer, n 'R' (CC) nappers. A 'R'(CC)
(6 ) ** *MY UPTOWN GIRLS (2003, Comedy) Brittany Mur- (:35) Sleeper Masters of Horror "Jenifer (iTV) A
SHOW BEST FRIEND'S phy, Dakota Fanning. TV. A carefree woman becomes Cell: Know Your gir with eerie powers destro s the
WEDDING (CC) a nanny to an uptight girl. n 'PG-13' (CC) Enemy (iTV) life of a police officer. A (CC)
(6:35)*** * DIRTY DANCING: HAVANA NIGHTS (2004, Ro- ** PHAT BEACH (1996, Comedy) Jermaine "Huggy
TMC MANITO (2002) mance) Diego Luna. Love blossoms between a Cuban Hopkins, Brian Hooks. A rotund teen and his pal head
SFranky G.'NR' and an American teen. 'PG-13' (CC) out for fun in the sun. A 'R' (CC)
SUNDAY EVENING NOVEMBER 20, 2005
7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
(:00) The Nature Efforts to rescue thousands Mastlece Theatre "The Virgin Queen' Anne-Mare Duff portrays Eliza-
U WPBT Lawrence Welk of household pets left homeless by both I. (N) A (Part 2 of 2) (CC) (DVS)
Show Hurricane Katrina.
(:00) 60 Minutes Cold Case "Honor The 1972 shoot- SNOW WONDER (2005, Drama) Mary Tyler Moore, Camryn Manheim,
0 WFOR (N) (CC) ing of a Vietnam prisoner of war is Jennifer Esposito. Premiere. A Christmas Eve snowstorm affects various
re-examined. (N) A (CC) people.
NASCAR Rac. THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE (2005, Adventure) Steve Guttenberg, Rutger Hauer, Peter Welter. Premiere.
B WTVJ Ing: Nextel Cup- Survivors aboard a capsized ship await their rescue.
King of the Hill The Simpon The War at Family Guy (N) American Dad News (CC)
0 WSVN Hank decides to Homer disap- Home Vicky bans A (PA) (CC) Haley and Stan
leave town. (N) points. (N) A alcohol. are at odds. (N)
(:00) America's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Desperate Housewives "The Sun (:02) Grey's Anatomy The Thanks-
* WPLG Funnlest Home A family with a child who has spinal Won't Set" (N) a (CC) giving holiday Is difficult for the in-
Videos (N) (CC) muscular atrophy, (N) (CC) items and residents. (N)
(:00) Cold Case The First 48 "A Serial Killer Calls"A Family Plots Family Plots Intervention "Alissa; Brian Gam-
A&E Files (CC) serial killer calls 911. (CC) Great-great- Celebratng Emi- bling; crystal meth. (CC)
grandmother. lys birthday.
Extra Time BBC News Dateline London BBC News Designs for LIv- BBC News Talking Point
BBCI (Latenight). (Latenight). ing (Latenight).
BET (5:30) BET's Weekend Inspiration
(6:00 CFL Football Scotiabank West Division Cham. Just for Laughs Rick Mercer and CBC News: Sunday Night (CC)
CBC plons ip Edmonton Eskimos at B.C. Lions. Jimmy Carr. (CC)
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JOE DIRT (2001, Comedy) David Spade, Brittany *, BILLY MADISON (1995, Comedy) Adam Sandler, Darren McGavin,
COM Daniel, Dennis Miller, A mullet-headed Janitor relates Bridgette Wilson, A hotel magnate's adult son goes back to grade school,
his personal tale of woe. (CC) (CC)
COURT (:00) The Investi- Cops "Cops in Cops 0 (CC) Cops n (CC) Cops A (CC) The Investigators A medical exam-
OURTI gators Kansas City" iner's wife dies suddenly.
JoJo's Circus ** s MULAN II (2004 Adventure) Voices of Ming-Na, B.D, Wong, Mark The Suite Life of Naturally Sadle
DISN (N) (CC) Moseley, Animated, Mulan and Shang escort three royal sisters.'G' (CC) Zack & Cody Be Our Pest"
DI Barkitecture DIY to the Res- Assembly Re- Trade School Throwing Clay The Whole Pic- Making Home
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FIT TV octor A Life Dietary advice. A (CC)) A get her life back on track. (CC)
FOX-NC (:00) Fox Report War Stories With Oliver North The Line-Up (Live) Big Story Weekend Edition (Live)
:00) Beyond the Beyond the Glory (CC) PRIDE Fighting Championships CMI: The Chris Around the
FSNFL Glory (CC) (Taped) Myers Interview Track
GOLF Post Game Show (Live) Golf
GSN R(:00) Greed (CC) Who Wants to Be a Millionaire A The Amazing Race 3 "Why Did You Have to Take Your Pants Off?" Five
(CC) teams race from the Swiss Alps to tropical Malaysia. A (CC)
4Teh Cinematech Brainlac Bralniac Losing Fastiane "Popdukes" Van's father is Street Fury (N) Street Fury (N)
G4Tech weight. released from prison. (CC) I
* BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS (1971) An- ** THE PARENT TRAP (1961, Comedy) Hayley Mills, Maureen
HALL gela Lansbury. Premiere. A novice witch uses magic to O'Hara, Brian Keith. Twins separated as infants plot to reunite their par-
help Britain fight the Nazis. (CC) ents. (CC)
Designed to Sell Holmes on Real Renos Buy Me "Miml & House Hunters Holmes on Homes "O-fense-ive"
HGTV Golfers are ready Homes Nick "Making Progress" Allan: A (CC) Mike helps a neighborhood, A
to retire, helps a woman. A (CC) D.I.V.O.R,C.E." (CC)
INSP Missions In Touch Leaving a legacy. (CC) The King Is Voice of Revival Jack Van Impe Manna-Fest (CC)
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*** MOON- Charmed "Power Outage" A (CC) What I Like Twins "Sister's Reba Trouble at Reba Vangets a
KTLA STRUCK (1987) About You A Keeper" A (CC) Lamaze class. job, butReba
Cher, A _(CC) I__ (CC) does the work.
PLAIN TRUTH (2004, Drama) Mariska Hargitay, Alison ** EULOGY (2004, Comedy) Hank Azaria, Jesse Bradford, Zooey De-
LIFE Pill, Jonathan LaPaglia, Alawyer defends an Amish schanel, Premiere. A dysfunctional family gathers for a patriarch's funeral.
teenager accused of infanticide, (CC)
MSNBC (:00 MSNBC Re- MSNBC Investigates "Locku : Inside L.A. County" Los Angeles County Meet the Press (CC)
MSNBC poRs has one of the largest jail systems in the world,
I K Unfabulous The Zoey 101 Romeol "Pey- Roseanne "All of Roseanne To Fatherhood Roseanne "I'm
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N V (N) A (PA) (CC) 'Tripp Johnson Family" (N) search for a kidnapper. (CC)
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Dream Car NASCAR Victory Lane (Same-day Wind Tunnel With Dave Despain (Live)
SPEED Garage Tape) (CC)
Jack Hayford Joel Osteen Taking Authority Believer's Voice Changing Your Praise the Lord (CC)
TBN (CC) (CC) (CC) of Victory (CC) World(CC)
*s LEGALLY Earth to Americal In Las Vegas, comics and celebrities raise awareness Earth to Americal
TBS BLONDE (2001) of issues concerning the environment. (N)
TLC (:00) Escape From Death Row (CC) Sports Disasters (CC) Sports Disasters (CC)
(:00)Law & Or. Law & Order "Asterisk" A baseball Law & Order Detectives probe the Law & Order The detectives think a
TNT der Phobia" A player is accused of killing his limo poisoning death of a con man pos- popular rapper has something to do
(CC) (DVS) driver, A (CC) (DVS) Ing as a grief counselor., with a murder. (CC) (DVS)
S* THE GOONIES (1985) Sean Astin. Young mis- Home for Imagi- Ed, Edd n Eddy American Dad Family Guy
TOON fits find a 17th-century pirates treasure map. nary Friends (CC) PTV' )
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tims nit A apartment. A (CC) spawn teen networtng.
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Reba Van gets a Charmed "Hulkus Pocus" The sis- Supernatural "Home" A vision of a WB11 News at Ten -Weekend
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does the work. from government custody, house haunts Sam. A (CC) Mary Murphy (CC)
That 70s Show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Red Sox This Red Sox Report
WSBK "Do You Think It's "Snakes" The team heads into a Investigators delve into the world of Week
Alright?" A dangerous underground world. Russian mail-order brides. A
(4:45) *** Rome "The Spoils" Vorenus is re- Rome "Kalends of February" (Sea- Curb Your En- (:35)Extras
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A 'PG-13' (CC) rewarded. (N) A (CC) makes a friend, speaking role.
Boxing: May- ** s MEET THE FOCKERS 2004, Comedy) Robert De Niro, Ben * WIN A DATE WITH TAD
HBO-P weather vs. Stiller, Dustin Hoffman. Futurein-laws clash in Florida, A 'PG-13' (CC) HAMILTONI (2004) Kate Bosworth.
Mitchell IA 'PG-13' (CC)
(:45) * *** TITANIC (1997, Drama) Leonardo DICaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane. A woman falls for an artist aboard the ill-fat-
HBO-W ed ship. A 'PG-13'(CC)
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HBO-S Hopkins, Alec Baldwin. A plane crash strands two rivals Winger, Carole Karemera. Rwandan genocide tears apart a Hutu family.
in the Alaskan wilderness. A 'R'(CC) A 'NR' (CC)
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MAX-E MEN IN BLACK son, Snoop Dogg. Two detectives investigate a cocaine dealer. A 'PG- A homicide detective tracks a dan-
(1997) 'PG-13' 13' (CC) gerous robot in 2035.
(6:30)*** s RAY (2004, Biography) Jamle Foxx, *** CLOSER (2004, Drama) Julia Roberts, Jude (.45) Best Sex
MOMAX Regina King, Premiere. Ray Charles overcomes hard- Law, Natalie Portman. Four people grapple with love Ever Truth or
ships to become a legend. A 'PG-13' (CC) and betrayal. A 'R' (CC) Dare' A (CC)
(6:00) * PAY- * BARBERSHOP 2: BACK IN BUSINESS (2004, Comedy) Ice Masters of Horror "Jenifer' (iTV) A
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Ben Affleck. owner considers selling his establishment. A 'PG-13' (CC) lIfe of a police officer. A (CC)
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