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paying money

into bank account


* By PACO NUNEZ
FORMER prime minister
Hubert Ingraham accused the
PLP of depositing money into
his bank account while he was
away on vacation in an effort
to pay him as an MP while, he
was also receiving his pension.
This follows an accusation
by Foreign Affairs Minister
Fred Mitchell that Mr Ingra-
ham was set to receive multi-
ple salaries.
During his defiant speech
to the FNM rally at R M Bai-
ley Park last night, Mr Ingra-
ham said he would never
"double dip" and would pay
the funds back into the trea-
sury as soon as the PLP is
removed from office.
The rally attracted a large
and energetic crowd and com-
mentators observed that the
party seems to have main-
tained the high level of enthu-
siasm generated at its nation-
al convention two weeks ago.
It took five minutes to clear
the stage of persons who had
surrounded Mr Ingraham as
he mounted the podium. Mr
Ingraham had to plead for


calm from his supporters.
Thousands of people stood
and sat in every direction on
the park, behind the podium
around the perimeter of the
field, standing in the Mall at
Marathon's parking lot almost
spilling into the street.
Parking in the immediate
area was impossible and the
crush of cars slowed traffic on
Marathon Road.
Mr Ingraham, whoreceives a
pension as a retired prime min-
ister, assured the crowd that he
would not accept any payment
as MP for North Abaco.
"Don't mind the evil webs
they're trying to spin, I'm not
pocketing the large sums of
money they claim, the sums
of money that they paid the
other former prime minister's
widow on top of the pay which
he received as leader of the
opposition," he said.
Last week, Mr Mitchell
claimed that when he formally
becomes leader of the opposi-
tion, Mr Ingraham will receive
several combined salaries,
together worth $195,000.
SEE page 11


PLP keeping Cable Beach
details 'in the dark'


* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
THE PLP is keeping the
details of the billion dollar
Cable Beach investment "in
the dark" because they are
afraid that their actions might
not fit the picture they've been
painting of themselves, for-


mer Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham told the FNM mass
rally last night.
Mr Ingraham said that he
will meet with the BahaMar
developers in the very near
future and report back to the
public.
SEE page 11


Ingraham warns against

'racist propaganda'


* By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
DURING his address to thousands of
jubilant supporters at RM Bailey park last
night, FNM leader, former prime minister
Hubert Ingraham warned the PLP of using
"racist propaganda" within the political
arena.
Mr Ingraham said the FNM "will never"
divide the country along racial lines,
because the FNM knows that it takes "all of
us to create a better Bahamas."
"The FNM is the party of inclusion.-
We are the party with a tent large
enough to hold all Bahamians, Bahami-
ans of all walks of life, Bahamians of all
races. The FNM is embarrassed that the
PLP would suggest that our deputy
leader (Brent Symonette) ought not have
the same right and opportunity to aspire
to leadership in this, his home country as


does any other Bahamian citizen. '
"How do they propose to bolster investor
confidence when they spit racial vitriol
from the podium of their party's conven-
tion? Their racist propaganda can do us
harm, great harm. Do they think that inter-
national business persons do not follow
local news; don't read local newspapers
and view local television? Think again,"
he warned.
Mr Ingraham said that the PLP has
sought to present itself internationally as
diametrically opposed to racial discrimi-
nation.
"And this from a government which
must know that the vast majority of our
international investors are wealthy, white
people, whom we invite to throw their lot in
with our country.
"But we are not surprised. After all, it is
SEE page 11


THOUSANDS
of people turned
out to hear the
new leader of the
FNM, Hubert
Ingraham, speak
last night during a
rally at the RM
Bailey Park.
Other speakers
at the event
included Tommy
Turnquest Dion
Foulkes, Carl.
Bethel, and
Loretta
Butler-Turner.
During his speech
to an enraptured
capacity crowd,
Mr uIngraham
countered
accusations about
his salary and
attacked the
PLP's economic
policies, while
accusing them of
riding on the
FNM's successes
during their term
min power.
(Photo: Felipi
Major/Tribune
staff
Anger at Cuban
doctors coming to
provide eyecare
0 By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
MEMBERS of the medical community
are reportedly outraged at government's
decision to bring Cuban ophthalmologists
to the country to assist Bahamians with eye
care.
According to medical sources, the major
concern was that the Cuban doctors were
being brought into the country to provide
services which Bahamian doctors had essen-
tially been doing in the Bahamas for many
years.
They are also concerned that the Cuban
nationals have not been granted medical
licences to treat Bahamians by the Bahamas
Medical Council and that they are not fluent
in English, a licence requirement. The com-
petence of the doctors has also been called
into question as it was alleged that five years
SEE page 11


Refugee plan for Camp

Abaco gets approval


* By KARAN MINNIS
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE controversial plan to
house refugees from The Mud
fire at Camp Abaco has been
tentatively approved, the cam-
p's owners confirmed.
However, they said govern-
ment will have to adhere to
"several restrictions" if it
intends to move the displaced
Haitians to the facility.


Officials from the Assembly
of God, which owns and oper-
ates the camp, said no final deci-
sion has been made on whether
the plan will go forward.
On Monday, several Abaco-
nians contacted The Tribune
expressing deep concern about
speculation that their local
camp was to be used "for ille-
gal immigrants."
SEE page 11


Shell announces oil

deal with FOCOL


* By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
ROYAL DUTCH Shell the
parent company of Shell
Bahamas Limited announced
last night that it has signed a
"sale and purchase" agreement
with Freeport Oil Holdings
Investment Limited (FOCOL)
for the sale of its oil product
business in the Bahamas and


Turks and Caicos.
This announcement ends
months of speculation over the
oil company's future in the
Bahamas, as rumours of the
company's sale have been ram-
pant throughout business and
oil industry circles.
According to the press
release issued last night, the
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Thrnquest hits out over national debt


* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
THE national debt continues to rise
unabated, and the country's debt to
GDP ratio is 38 per cent and rising,
which is against all economic advice the
country should be trying to keep debt at
30 per cent, FNM Senator Tommy Turn-
quest said yesterday at the first FNM
rally after the party's national conven-
tion.
"If we are to possibly achieve all the
expensive (and some even bogus) ini-
tiatives proclaimed during the PLP Con-
vention, we will have to borrow even -
more, or the taxes heaped upon us will
be unbearable. Our only salvation is to
get rid of the reckless PLP Government.
That is why the FNM must provide that
clear alternative. That is why all of us
must work together to restore good gov-
ernance to our country," Mr Turnquest
said.
He said that the choice for the elec-
torate at the next general election is
between a PLP government that "falls
asleep at the wheel, or an FNM govern-
ment that works tirelessly for the bene-
fit of all Bahamians."
"It is a choice between a PLP gov-
ernment that talks plenty and 'shuffles',
or an FNM government that acts and
delivers real hope to the Bahamian peo-
ple. It is a choice between a PLP gov-
ernment that distorts the record and
tries to fool the public, or an FNM gov-
ernment that is proud of its record of
transparency and equal opportunity,"
Mr Turnquest said.
He said that his vision and desire for
the Bahamas and for Bahamians can-
not be achieved under a PLP Govern-
ment.
"They simply do not have what it
takes to effectively govern this dynamic
nation of ours in a complex, changing
and demanding 21st Century world. The
FNM is focused and ready to serve, and
the FNM will ensure that our nation
improves. That is why I am
FNM.....And, that is why I remain
FNM," Mr Turnquest said.
He said that the FNM will develop a
Bahamas where Bahamians are the own-
ers and drivers of the economy and
where they are "masters of their des-
tiny".
"I assure you that the FNM will create
more than jobs, but a Bahamas of
Bahamian ownership, of power, of deci-
sion, of innovation, and of a fair share of
the economic opportunities that this
great country provides.
"I assure you that the FNM will
inspire our teachers and students so that
we will have a Bahamas that is well-edu-
cated and produces students of top aca-
demic and vocational excellence who


can compete successfully with the best in
the world," Mr Turnquest.
He said that the FNM will level the
playing field where everyone gets a fair
chance regardless of skin colour or con-
nections.
"These are the reasons why I am
FNM, and why I am confident that the
FNM will win the next General Elec-
tion. That is why Bahamians must elect
the FNM to restore good governance
and get rid of the talk plenty, do little
PLP Government.
"And so, I am ready to serve. I will be
in Mount Moriah working tirelessly to
do my part. Tell them Tommy's back.
Tell them that my Headquarters has
always been open, and it was open
today. Tell them get, ready," Mr Turn-
quest said.


He said although his role in the party
has changed, his love, his care, and con-
cern for Bahamians, the party, and the
country have not changed.
"Tonight, I stand before you no less
resolved in ridding this country of an
inept, unfocused, rudderless and uncar-
ing PLP government. I remain faithful
and committed to this task," he said.
Last night was the first public address
since he spoke after losing the leadership
position to Mr Ingraham and said that he
now encourages all FNMs to support
the newly elected officers of the part.
"We must come together in unity and
get back to the real business at hand,
which is returning an FNM Government
to office. God knows the Bahamian peo-
ple can't take too much more of this
PLP Government," he said.'


Ingraham claims PLP were against

major foreign investment projects

during FNM's term in office


* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
WHEN the PLP were in opposition
they were opposed to every major for-
eign investment project that came to the
Bahamas during the FNM's term in
office, but now embrace sound invest-
ment policies instituted by the FNM,
FNM leader Hubert Ingraham told
FNMs attending the party's first post
convention political rally.
"Atlantis, Four Seasons in Exuma,
Hutchinson in Freeport and Capo in
Bimini. And when Breezes and Sandals
came, they said we were bringing in the
Jamaicans. Always something negative
to say about foreigners investing in the
Bahamas on our watch," Mr Ingraham
said.
He said that there was a time the PLP
accused the FNM of selling the country
out to foreigners.
Mr Ingraham said that the PLP
claimed that they have sold or are selling
more Bahamian land to more foreigners
than the FNM did.
"When the FNM was in office, the
PLP continued to try and frighten
Bahamians by saying that we were sell-
ing the country out to foreigners, trying
to make people believe we were less
Bahamian than they were," the former
prime minister said.
Now that they are the Government,
Mr Ingraham said "all we can hear com-
ing out of their mouth is the foreigner
this and the foreigner that".
"To them today the foreigner is the
best thing since sliced bread. Now you
know what we mean when we say that
this PLP, from the leader down, talks
out of both sides of its mouth. Of course,
that might be because it is a two-faced
government," the former prime minister
said.
He said that the FNM travelled many,
many miles around the world taking our
message of the Bahamas A Paradise
for Many Reasons.
When the FNM was the government,
said Mr Ingraham, he assured "honest
businessmen and investors many who
had abandoned The Bahamas under a
previous PLP government" that the old
"shady Bahamas" had been closed down
and that a new, fresh and clean Bahamas
was open for business.


FNM leader Hubert Ingraham

"And now they brag about investment
interest in The Bahamas as though this
came about miraculously on their watch.
It didn't. They are reapers, not sowers.
I'll tell you why. The FNM had a clear
and transparent national investment pol-
icy. We tabled it in the House of Assem-
bly; we printed it in our investment pro-
motion materials and we distributed it
widely in Asia, in Europe, in North
and in South America," the former
prime Minister said.

Boom

During the FNM terms in office Mr.
Ingraham said investment inflows of,$43,.
billion created a boom that's still remem-
bered favourably and more than $2 bil-
lion flowed directly into the hotel and
tourism sector, the life line of the
Bahamian economy.
"I'm talking about real dollars, real.-
jobs and real investments. Investments'
you could see, touch and feel! Nowa-
days, we hear plenty, plenty talk while
we have more than 18,000'-persbns'
unemployed," Mr Ingraham said.
He said the picture and the statistics of
a Bahamas restored by the FNM is the
same picture of the Bahamas that the
current government continues to carry
around the world when it meets with;
investors and business persons.


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FNM leader: PLP 'are




riding economic wave'


* By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
LEADER of the FNM, for-
mer prime minister Hubert
Ingraham last night criticised
the current PLP government
for "riding the economic wave"
that the FNM had left in place
before leaving office in 2002.
Addressing thousands of sup-
porters at the RM Bailey park
last night, Mr Ingraham said
that the PLP has been riding
the "investment inflows" cre-
ated during the nine and a half
years of governance previously
with the FNM.
"But they still don't acknowl-
edge or understand that they
are reaping what they did not
plant. They go about busily
gathering up our harvest and
preening about the wonderful
quality of their produce.
"You see they've grown
accustomed to reaping where
they have not sown. Today,
they ride our economic wave
and chalk up our successes as
their own," he said.
Mr Ingraham highlighted the
Atlantis Phase III, and the Four
Seasons Hotel in Exuma as
examples that the current PLP
government are claiming as
"their accomplishments." He
explained that investments, and
phased development have been


left in place for completion for
another 10 to 20 years under
agreements made by the FNM
during its. tenure in office.

Atlantis

"Can you imagine that they
claim Atlantis Phase III and the
Four Seasons Hotel and resi-
dential development at Emer-
ald Bay as their accomplish-
ments! We confidently expect
that following upon the com-
pletion of this Phase III now
under construction, Phases IV
and V, envisioned and refer-
enced in the first Heads of
Agreement concluded with Sudi
International (now Kerzner
International) will also be
undertaken.
"The FNM has left behind
phased development and
investment projects that will
take 10 to 20 years to complete.
The good that we did in office
continues to benefit the
Bahamian people today and
will continue into the future for
many, many years to come," he
said.
Mr Ingraham said it's not
just Atlantis, Our Lucaya and
the Emerald Bay Resort devel-
opments that FNM policies
have facilitated.
"Our policies also made San-


dals and Breezes possible; our
policies permitted the Hilton's
transformation from dilapidat-
ed and half closed-down British
Colonial Best Western to a
restored historic, first class
businessman's hotel.
"And how the small hotels
lining the Western Esplanade
- the West Bay Hotel, the Nas-
sau Quality Inn, the Nassau
Palm Hotel had new life
breathed into them. And this
doesn't begin to refer to what
happened to small hotels and
bed and breakfast facilities in
the Family Islands," he said.

Supporters
Mr Ingraham promised the
thousands of supporters at the
rally last night that the FNM
has the necessary tools, "the
experience, the expertise, the
know-how and the stamina"
required to ensure the continu-
ation of the prosperity expe-
rienced during the decade of
the 1990s.
"Our policies facilitated the
expansion of local participation
and ownership in the Bahamian
economy. By 2002 thousands of
ordinary Bahamians, many for
the first time, had become
stakeholders and owners of
profitable public companies.
"In short, we created an eco-
nomic and investment environ-
ment that created more than
40,000 new and additional jobs
in our economy; we balanced
the recurrent budget; and we
brought unemployment figures
from nearly 15 per cent to sin-
gle digit level at less than seven
per cent.
"Our policies caused an
increase individual and house-
hold incomes and increased
government revenues. And we
gave the Public Service five pay
increases. We can do it again.
We will do it again," he
promised.


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* DION FOULKES


Dion Foulkes:

I don't want

'false sympathy'

By PAUL G
TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

DION Foulkes, the for-
mer leadership hopeful in
the FNM, last night
warned the PLP that he
'does not need, nor does he
want the "false sympathy"
'that the PLP is offering
him after failing to capture
the leadership post of the
party at its last convention.
Addressing the crowd of
,FNM supporters at the
RM Bailey Park last night,
;Mr Foulkes said the FNM
!has shown the world that
:"the FNM can fight, and
'after the fighting remain
:united."
"Your FNM is a mature
'party. Never in the history
,of any political party was
there a contest for every
single party office. Even
*the position of Chaplain
,was contested. We showed
'the nation and the world
that the FNM is a free and
democratic party.
"Before the convention,
:everywhere I went
iBahamians would say to
,me, 'Man, I will vote for
;the FNM if ya'll get your
iact together'. Well, we
have got our act together.
'Tommy Turnquest is
ready. Dion Foulkes is
,ready. Hubert Ingraham is
ready. The FNM is ready.
'FNMs are you ready?" Mr
SFoulkes asked.

Promised

Mr Foulkes lashed out at
what he termed "promises
the PLP have failed to
deliver" and promised that
the FNM is ready to deliv-
er the country out of the
hands of "the incompe-
tent" PLP.
"Their only hope is for
us to destroy each other.
They played that game in
the last election, but, we
must never, never again,
allow our opponents to
sow the seeds of disunity
in our ranks. I say to the
PLP, I do not want nor
need your false sympathy.
What I want is to rescue
this nation from your inef-
ficient and incompetent
hands.
"The PLP promised us
jobs. The only people get-
ting jobs are friends and
family of PLP politicians.
They have been busy cre-
ating crony consultancies,
not jobs. The PLP
promised us low water bills
and low electricity bills.
We hardly get water and
instead of light we get
darkness. The PLP
promised that they would
not sell our land to for-
eigners. Well, they kept
that promise; they are giv-
ing it away to foreigners,"
he said.
Mr Foulkes also chal-
lenged claims by the gov-
ernment to lower gasoline
prices throughout the
country.
"The PLP promised that
they would reduce gas
prices. Oh my lord, do you
know the price of gas now?
Do not promise what you
cannot deliver.
"They promise they
would bring relief to the
average Bahamian. The
cost of Government ser-
vices has increased and
even the Taxi Cab driver
now has to pay Business
Licence fees.
"They promised a better
education system. Do you
know that not one single
new school has been built
under this PLP govern-
ment? Even if they start to
.build schools next year it
would take at least a year
1t6 finish. That means that
'there would be precious
few new school rooms in a
five year period. We built
five new schools in our
first four years in Govern-
,ment," he said.


* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
TWO Chinese passports seen by
former Attorney General Carl
Bethel is evidence that there are
no checks and balances at the Min-
istry of Foreign Affairs to ensure
that persons to whom the Min-
istry has issued an "exorbitant"
number of visas have left the coun-
try, Mr Bethel said at the FNM's
first post convention rally last night.
The Chinese nationals, he said,
who received visas on December
31, 2004, which were valid until
March 31, 2005, are still in the
country nearly eight months later.
And they are working.
Mr Bethel also accused Mr
Mitchell of "childishly" attempt-
ing to threaten him with criminal
prosecution for receiving stolen
documents.
"If Fred thinks he can scare me
by threatening to charge me with a
bogus criminal offence, you let him
know for me that he will be the
first person I sue for malicious
prosecution, and he'd better start
saving his money," Mr Bethel said.

Explain
He said the FNM asked the Min-
istry of Foreign Affairs to explain
how the number of visas issued to
Haitian nationals could have
increased from 102 in 2002 to more
than 2,200 in 2004.
That, Mr Bethel said, represents
2,200 Haitian nationals who were
able to enter the Bahamas legally
in one year, with no problems
frdm the Department of Immigra-
tion.
"We also asked the Ministry to
explain what systems they have in
place to make sure that people
issued with visas actually leave the
Bahamas when those visas expire.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs


has never answered that question,"
Mr Bethel said.
He said the ministry could not
assure the Bahamian people that
any checks have been made to see
that these thousands of persons
have left The Bahamas.
"It means that it is most likely
that thousands of Haitian immi-
grants have entered the Bahamas
legally, with visas, and are still here.
They may still be here because no
one is checking to see that they
have left," the former attorney gen-
eral claimed.
Mr Bethel said that Mr Mitchell
was embarrassed into admitting his
role in passing on the e-mailed
request of Senator Trevor Whylly
in which Mr Bruce Bain had asked
the Prime Minister for visas for six
Haitians to work on his boat. Mr
Bain had explained that he was
having difficulty, and asked for the
Prime Minister's help. The Prime
Minister in turn asked Mr Whylly
to refer the matter to the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs.
"Where the Ministry's own
records show that he personally
.approved visas for his political col-
league, Sidney Stubbs, MP, you
know what he said, he said that he
doesn't recall. Just like that other
PLP Minister,. Phillip Bethell, all
of a sudden Fred Mitchell can't
recall. How laughable," Mr Bethel
commented.
Responding to Mr Mitchell's
assertion that Mr Bethel waited
until he was out of the country to
make his allegations, the former
attorney general said that he "don't
keep no kind of company with
Fred Mitchell".
"I don't have any idea about his
travel plans. Mitchell misled the
Bahamian people twice, when he


tried to blame the permanent sec-
retary, and at the earliest opportu-
nity I corrected him. I was sorry to
hear that he was on his way to Mal-
ta, because I would have preferred
for him to be here to catch some
licks, rather than hiding out in Mal-
ta issuing press statements," he
said.
Also commenting on Mr
Mitchell's announcement that he
will have the police inquire how
documents "that appear to have
been stolen from the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs" got into the pos-
session of Mr Bethel, the former
FNM chairman said that he was
not going to be "intimidated by
this tactic".

Duty
Mr Bethel said he had "a duty
to the Bahamian people to speak
up and to defend them from abuse
of power." It was also his duty to
defend them against a flood of
immigrants coming in and being
made legal by "improperly issued
and irregular visas, and to demand
that Fred Mitchell and the PLP
account to the Bahamian people
for the slackness and political inter-
ference in the issuance of
visas to Haitian and Chinese
nationals".
Mr Mitchell told the rally that
"the rules on the granting of visas
are even tougher than they were
under the FNM in that brokers and
middlemen are restricted from
applying for visas."
However, Mr Bethel said if that
statement were true how was it
possible for persons to sponsor 84
entry visas for Haitian nationals
over a nine-week period all by
themselves?
"If he was not acting as a broker
or middleman, exactly what was
he doing? Fred Mitchell said that
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for the 20-fold increase in visas to
Haitian nationals from 102 to 2,200


in two years. He must account for
the massive increase in the number
of visas issued to Chinese nationals.
And the Minister must account for
what steps his Ministry is taking to
see that all persons he and they
allowed to enter The Bahamas
legally have, indeed, left The
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The Tribune Limited
NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI
Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas
Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama


Dangers of the race card


THE BEST advice that we can give to the
PLP and those who want to resurrect racism in
this election is that they should move forward
and forget a past that many of them only
remember through their parents.
We have had the advantage of living under
both the UBP and the PLP, and for every bad
memory that the PLP can recall about the
UBP, we can dredge up many more, backed
with documented reports, about the PLP.
This is not to say that there was no racism
under the UBP. There certainly was. Up until
1956 black persons could not enter any public
place, such as hotels, restaurants, and the-
atres. All this was changed in 1956 admit-
tedly not without a major fight but while the
UBP was still in power, Many Bahamians
today unlike their parents do not know
what it was like to stand on the outside and
look longingly into a place they would not
dare enter.
On a recent talk show, Social Services Min-
ister Melanie Griffin, recalled that when her
mother worked for a white family, she would
take the children to the Savoy Theatre on Bay
Street, where she waited outside until the
show had ended to take them home.
We doubt that the minister has ever had
such an experience. This country, through
much effort and sacrifice by many dedicated
Bahamians, and even foreigners, has moved
forward in its human relations. Today no one
appreciates being dragged backwards down a
memory lane of racism. Its best for future
relations that scabs are not scraped off old
scars that time has since healed.
Everyone thought the UBP was bad, but
with the advent of the PLP the opinion was
that the latter made the UBP look like imma-
ture Sunday school boys. The UBP had a line
of decency they would not cross. Many PLPs
during the Pindling administration had no dif-
ficulty crossing that line.
Mrs Griffin conceded that although Brent
Symonette elected at the FNM convention
two weeks ago as that party's deputy leader -
might be a modern white Bahamian, yet his
roots were deeply implanted in the UBP's
backyard. His late father, Sir Roland Symon-
ette, was UBP and it seems that poor Brent
will never be able to escape that fact. Because
of his roots, there was a danger, she claimed,
that he could return the Bahamas to the UBP
- a party and philosophy long since dead,
except in the minds of some Bahamians.
However, Mrs Griffins' emotional illogi-
cal logic came unstuck when a caller to the
show reminded her that Prime Minister Perry
Christie was also the product of a UBP home.
His father was a true-blue UBP for most of his
life. Mrs Griffin didn't quite know how to get
around those facts, and so she ducked the
question.
If Brent Symonette could take us back to
the U3P which, remember, now only exists
in Bahamians' minds then what is to stop


Mr Christie from also doing so? One proposi-
tion makes as much sense as the other.
Or is it because one is black and the other
white? Therefore, the prejudice is really
against all white people, who, because of their
whiteness must be UBP.
Another thing that always amazes us is
how, although they don't want white Bahami-
ans to participate in the affairs of a country
that belongs as much to them as black Bahami-
ans, they are quick to send out letters beg-
ging for donations to charities and to fill the
coffers of political parties. And on whose desks
do those letters land? The white Bahamian
business person, of course.
We would not be surprised if the Symonette
family, as well as other white Eastern Road
families, donated generously to Mr Christie's
election campaign when he was alone in the
political wilderness, having been booted out of
the PLP in the eighties by Sir' Lynden. We
are equally certain that Mr Christie did not
return those donations, because of their UBP
taint.
It appears that the colour of the white
Bahamian's money is acceptable, but the
colour of his skin is not.
We can recall many unpleasant stories to
illustrate what diabolical things can happen
when a people are encouraged to hate. An
article on the anniversary of the Crippled Chil-
dren's Committee, founded 51 years ago by
the late Sir Etienne Dupuch, brought back an
ugly memory that will illustrate what
unchecked hate will do. The hate preached
during the Pindling administration so aroused
the Bahamian people that it was reflected in
their treatment of tourists.
The tragedy was that this cruel hatred was
directed against the pregnant daughter of one
of the Crippled Children's doctors who had
given 19 years of unselfish and dedicated ser-
vice to black Bahamian children. The mother,
who had gone into premature labour, lost her
baby at the Princess Margaret Hospital under
the most hostile conditions.
We shall tell this story in this column tomor-
row.
If the emotionalism of people like Melanie
Griffin were to be followed, white Bahamians
would have every right to take the same atti-
tude toward black Bahamians. If Mr Symon-
ette will take us back to UBP days, then who
wants to go back to the old PLP with Perry
-Christie? If the racists' words coming from
the mouths of several speakers at the PLP
convention are any indication, Bahamians are
already back on the road to the hate-filled
Pindling era.
If this country is to ever benefit from the
most talented of all Bahamians, regardless of
colour, this is the time to rethink this devilish
race card. If the racists don't stop fanning
these destructive emotions, they will rebound
like a boomerang to destroy those who
unleashed them.


EDITOR, The Tribune
Bahamians interested in the
preservation of political and
economic freedoms, no matter
their political persuasion, would
do well to take interest in the
Chamber of Commerce's
exchange with a government
minister on the Consumer Pro-
tection Legislation.
For example, in May 2004,
in its review of the Unfair
Terms in Consumer Contracts
Act, the Chamber, supported
by numerous other business sec-
tor Non-Governmental Organ-
isations (NGO's), noted:
The overriding concern
regarding this Act is the power
granted to a single person (the
Minister) while attempting to
limit the power of the Courts.
We all share concerns that Acts
such as these that make it less
likely that matters will go before
the Courts, and will distort the
fundamental democratic system.
i.e. the Constitution, the Court,
Parliament, Citizens and Civil
Society. We cannot emphasise
enough that if there is a per-
ceived problem with the Court
system, this should be fixed,
rather than circumvent the sys-
tem.
The entire review is posted
on The Bahamas Chamber
of Commerce website,
http://www.thebahamascham-
ber.com/bcoc/home.nsf/vCon-
tentW/Chamber+Activities--
Chamber+Secretariat! Open-
document under the Legislative
Resources section.
A legislative trend of the past
few years has increased the
power of government ministers.
They can summarily convict and
fine "offenders" and order the
search of private property with-
out reference to the Courts.
While successive govern-
ments have suggested there is
nothing new about granting the
minister such wide powers, there
are lawyers and business peo-
ple who dispute such a claim.
Accountability is lacking in
the legislative process. It
becomes arbitrary and danger-
ous when the consultative
process is not fully honoured.
The vital role of government in
making new law is to insure the
impartiality of the law and that
it apply equally to everyone.
Politicising the law-making
process results in "designer"
laws to serve the particular
interests of particular groups.
Unions are an example of a vot-
ing block that influences legis-
lators to make laws favouring
their desires in exchange for
votes in an impending election.


The ultimate objective of
man-made law should pass the
test of whether it can be uni-
versally and impartially applied.
Laws unable to meet such a test
invariably have unintended con-
sequences. ,
Discrimination is imbedded
in the Labour Legislation of
2000. Minimum wage and other
regulations of the labour market
were introduced that discrimi-
nate against the unskilled or
handicapped individual who
would qualify for a job at a price
below the minimum wage. The
increased number of unem-
ployed persons since 2000 may
well be the unintended conse-
quence.
In the course of discussions


with the government on the
Labour Legislation, the oppos-
ing views of representatives
from the business community
were deemed to be "mischie-
vous" rather than being hon-
oured for their legitimate con-
cerns.
The same process is taking
place now by members and
leaders of the present govern-
ment regarding legitimate criti-
cism of the controversial con-
sumer protection legislation.
If opposing and/or different
views are discouraged or not
given audience in the legislative
process, economic and political
freedoms cannot be preserved.
Future generations are at risk
of becoming the property of the
leviathan state as a conse-
quence.
THE NASSAU INSTITUTE
Nassau
November 13 2005


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EDITOR, The Tribune.
LONG Island needs investments. 4rwe w.to assume that
for the last 100 years not one major investor wasinterested in
doing development in this pretty, attractive place?
If a few came forward why were they discouraged and imnped:
ed from coming south to us? It appears that all of the Bahamas'
is against Long Island. Why?
On another matter, the Deadman's Cay Airport needs'
lengthening and lighting immediately 'f6 night flights, Doni 't
you think we are not tired of lighting up the airport with peo-
ple's cars when a medical emergency occurs? This is disgrace-
ful. Don't you think some have died?
Then what about Customs and Immigration for Deadman's
Cay? Yachts and goods forever need clearing but we can't
break through the barrier of negativism on this sore topic.
When will this retardation to development stop? When will the
sunshine break through?
What did Long Island's MPs do for the last 100 years? It is
shamefully skimpy and ridiculous.
On another point, Stella Maris' airport needs repair work
immediately. This airport is pockmarked with scabs of tarmac
missing from end to end. I believe this airport is privately
owned, but government should encourage this development by
providing two or three million dollars in assistance to repair it.
One of these days soon, Bahamasair will blow a tyre or two and
a catastrophe will result. Need I say more?
We only hear Long Island's name mentioned in the com-
mercial for Mahatma Rice. It's utterly disgusting!
I don't know if local government still only gets $500,000 per
year to care for some of our needs, including repair and main-
tenance to the 80 miles of road from Seymours in the north to
Gordons in the south. This is horrible. That sum can't take care
of the cemeteries and pay salaries. Mr Minister, kindly increase
this budget to at least three million dollars. The Bahamas has
money; don't say otherwise.
When will the eyes be opened in this Bahamas? Where is all
the money going to? My God!
EVERETTE L CARTWRIGHT, JP
Deadman's Cay
Long Island
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O In brief

Second

man is

charged

for murder

By NATARIO MCKENZIE
A SECOND person has been
charged in connection with the
October murder of a Haitian
man.
Smith Charitable, 30, was
arraigned in the Magistrate's
Court yesterday for the murder
of Michael Bissainthe.
Charitable, of Godet Avenue,
was listed on court dockets as a
Haitian-Bahamian.
Bissainthe, 41, was reported-
ly shot and killed at his home on
Faith Avenue south on Octo-
ber 29, 2005.
He was the nation's 45th mur-
der victim for the year.
Charitable, who appeared
before Magistrate Marilyn
Meers, was not required to
enter a plea.
He was charged with com-
miting murder while being con-
cerned with others.
Charitable was remanded to
Her Majesty's Prison, Fox Hill
yesterday.
The case was adjourned to
January 16, 2006.
Last Friday, 27-year-old Hait-
ian-Bahamian Van Francisco
Juste was also arraigned in con-
nection with murder of Bis-
sainthe.

30-year-old
appears in
court on
rape charge

A 30-year-old Sixth Street
man was arraigned in the Mag-
istrate's Court on the charge of
rape yesterday.
It is alleged that on Wednes-
day, November 16, David Olan-
do Bowleg had sex with a 39-
year-old woman without her
consent.
Bowleg, who appeared before
Magistrate Marilyn Meers, was
not required to enter a plea to
the charge.
The case was adjourned to
Monday, November 28, when
Bowleg will appear before
Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez.
The accused was remanded
into custody at Her Majesty's
Prison, Fox Hill until that time.

Man charged
with indecent
assault on
11-year-old

A 23-year-old Godet Drive
man charged with indecently
assaulting an 11-year-old girl
was arraigned in Magistrates
Court yesterday.
It is alleged that Sharmarco
Marshall committed the offence
on Wednesday, November 16
around 7pm.
Marshall, who appeared
before Magistrate Marilyn
Meers pleaded not guilty to the
charge.
He was granted $5,000 bail
with two sureties.
The case was adjourned to
February 29, 2006.

Women
admits to
having false
documents

A 35-year-old Jamaican
woman charged with possessing
forged documents was
arraigned in Magistrate's Court
yesterday.
It was alleged that on Sun-
day, November 20 Requliah
Monique Graham, aka Thelma
Wedderburn, of St Catherine,
Jamaica, had in her possession a


forged Canadian passport and a
forged Canadian driver's
licence.
It was alleged that she pos-
sessed the documents, in the
name of Thelma Wedderburn,
with intent to evade the require-
ments of the law.
She was also charged with
uttering the passport.
Graham pleaded guilty to
both charges. She was sen-
tenced to pay a $500 fine for
each charge or serve one month
in prison for each charge.
Magistrate Marilyn Meers
ordered that Graham be
deported after her sentence is
fulfilled.


* By FELICITY INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter
PHILIP Edison Culmer
pleaded guilty to manslaugh-
ter in the Supreme Court on
Monday.
Culmer entered the plea just
as his trial for murder was
about to begin.
Shortly after jury selection,
Culmer told Senior Justice
Anita Allen that he wished to
plead guilty to a lesser charge
of manslaughter, having caused
the death of Dino Ferguson.
All the witnesses in the case
were present, as were prose-
cutor Olivia Pratt-Nixon and


The Salvation Army is call-
ing on the public to help get
some of the youngest victims
of Hurricane Wilma back in
school.
According to the organisa-
tion, more than 100 children
face the possibility of falling
behind in school as their fam-
ilies struggle to replace uni-
forms and school supplies lost
during Hurricane Wilma.
"We have gotten a lot of
response in terms of mone-
tary donations and food
items," said Salvation Army
captain Rhonda Matthias.
"However, many kids' lives
are now halted. School is a
part of their daily routine and
we are hoping to at least let
that part of their lives get
back on track."
The organisation is seek-
ing assistance with uniforms,
books, shoes and other mate-
rials.
Those seeking to donate to
the Salvation Army may do


REGIONAL trade union-
ists are calling on the
Bahamas government to
help pay for education pro-
grammes for unionised
workers.
Members of the
Caribbean Congress Labour
(CCL) made the suggestion
yesterday during a courtesy
call on Minister of Labour
Vincent Peet.
"No longer is the trade
union movement through its
education programme con-
centrating on making more
vibrant trade unionists,"
CCL secretary general
George DePeana said.
"Worker education today
is looking at a number of
national issues, such as the
many aspects of the depart-
ment, poverty and the
mechanics of it all, and
therefore it beholds the gov-
ernment to give substantial
assistance to worker educa-
tion," he said.
Mr DePeana said that in
various Caribbean countries
the government takes on a
"major role" in this.
"In Trinidad and Tobago
the government takes on the
entire budget, and in
Jamaica the budget is also
met by the government," he
said.
"Worker education must
not be seen as fully talking
trade unionism, but rather
people being elevated into
the understanding of their
role in society, so I want to
respectively convince your
government that worker
education needs to have sub-
stantial support."
Mr DePeana said the
CCL views the National
Congress of Trade Union's
upcoming annual general
meeting as an opportunity
to co-operate with their
Bahamian colleagues.
"Our mission here is not
only to participate in the
annual meeting, but to dis-


Culmer's lawyer Michael Han-
na.
On May 27, 2003 Ferguson
and Culmer, who were friends,
were reportedly standing out-
side the One For Dolla Bar on
Cordeaux Avenue at around
8pm.
Eyewitnesses told police that
the deceased asked Culmer for
a quarter. They said Culmer
replied: "I look like your ma
or your pa?"
An altercation followed, the
eyewitnesses said, and Culmer
pulled a screwdriver from his
back pocket and stabbed Fer-
guson.
Ferguson suffered a fatal


wound to the chest.
When arrested, Culmer told
police he was drunk at the time
of the incident.
He said the deceased said
something to him, but he could
not remember exactly what
was said.
What Culmer said he did
remember was seeing Fergu-
son square off at him. He told
police that he retaliated.
Justice Allen accepted the
guilty plea for the lesser
charge.
She explained that as Cul-
mer was intoxicated at the time
of the incident, she would have
had to direct the jury on the


* CAPTAIN Chris Matthias helps distribute 200 hot meals
every day to grateful victims in Hunters, Grand Bahama


so in Grand Bahama at the
Salvation Army's West
Atlantic Drive location or by
calling 352-4863 for more
information.
Persons in New Providence
are asked to make monetary


donations to the Hurricane
Wilma Fund at the Royal
Bank of Canada, account
number 1744986 or drop off
relief items to the Salvation
Army headquarters on
Mackey Street.


cuss some very critical areas,
such as the question of produc-
tivity, the need for improved
productivity, and we will also
be looking at worker participa-
tion," he said.
Mr Peet pledged that the sug-
gestions would be reviewed.
The National Trade Union of
Congress Annual General meet-
ing will be held today and
tomorrow at the BCPOU Head-
quarters on Farrington Road.








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lesser offence in any event.
Prosecutor Ms Pratt-Nixon
explained that had the matter
gone to trial, the jury would
have been directed to consider
the state of the accused at the
time, and examine whether or


not he would have been able to
establish a specific intent to kill.
Both men were 45 at the
time, and residents of Charles
Vincent Street.
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In the event there is not a quorum, the next
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Christmas roof display


Guests enjoyed festive
music, egg nog, hot cider and
Christmas cookies on Monday
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teachers will be expected to undertake the responsibility of a homeroom.
Please note that applications received from non-Bahamian candidates will not be considered at this time,
although permanent residents with the right to work are invited to submit their papers for future consideration.
Applications from candidates living outside The Commonwealth of The Bahamas will not be acknowledged
or considered at this stage of the recruiting process. If the school is unable to recruit any position locally,
it will advertise internationally in January.
PRIMARY SCHOOL
The school is authorized to teach the Primary Years Programme (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate
Organization. Candidates for all posts in the primary school should be committed to the principles of, and
preferably trained in, the PYP. Applications are warmly welcomed from teachers who are committed to
an inquiry-based pedagogy but who have not yet had the opportunity to teach in a PYP school.
Homeroom teachers: Class sizes range between 15 and 20.
Primary school music
Candidates must be fully qualified and have successful teaching experience at all years from pre-reception
to six. They must also have successful experience in organizing primary school .music and drama
performances.
SECONDARY SCHOOL
The school offers its own middle years programme in years seven through nine and the BGCSE in years
10 and 11 (grades 9 and 10). The sclhbiUs.l0thQrized totgah the Diploma Programme (DP) of the
International Baccalaureate Orgaifiatidi"b in year~l,2:;and 13 (grades 11 and 12).
Spanish and French: Candidates should be familiar with the ACTFL standards and able to work as a
contributing member of a school-wide team. They must be qualified to teach to pre-university level and
be familiar with the demands of the International Baccalaureate diploma programme.
Science
Biology: Candidates for this post must be qualified to teach biology to pre-university level and be familiar
with the demands of the International Baccalaureate diploma programme. Candidates should also be able
to offer either chemistry or physics at BGCSE/IGCSE level.
Chemistry: Candidates for this post must be qualified to teach chemistry to pre-university level and be
familiar with the demands of the International Baccalaureate diploma programme. Candidates should also
be able to offer either biology or physics to BGCSE/IGCSE level.
Mathematics: Candidates for this post must be qualified to teach to pre-university level and be familiar
with the demands of the International Baccalaureate diploma programme. Successful experience in teaching
calculus to AP and/or IB level is preferred for this post. Successful BGCSE/IGCSE and SAT 1/SAT II
experience is also desirable.
Economics and accounts : Candidates must be familiar with current computer applications theory and
practice and should also be qualified to teach business studies and economics to pre-university level. They
should also be familiar with the demands of the International Baccalaureate diploma programme. Successful
BGCSE or IGCSE experience is desirable.
Drama: Candidates should be able and willing to teach up to IB theatre arts level and possibly coordinate
musical and drama productions throughout the secondary school.
Middle school home room and core teachers: Middle level educational qualifications, experience working
with early adolescents and a familiarity with the philosophy of middle schools are required from applicants
for these posts. Applicants may also be required to teach BGCSE courses up to year 11.
At least two of the successful applicants will have documented successful experience in teaching English
in years 7 to 9 and will be able to offer English and one of the following PSE; IT & ICA; art; drama -
possibly to BGCSE level.
Another successful applicant will have documented successful experience in teaching general science in
years 7 to 9 and will be able to offer any combination of biology, chemistry and physics at BGCSE level.
If he/she could also teach mathematics that would be useful.
Mathematics and special ne,'ds.(part time post): Candidates must have successful experience in teaching
in both areas.
NB: One successful candidate from all the posts offered will be able to offer the teaching of the
Theory of Knowledge course at IB diploma level. Another will be able to offer the teaching of
psychology at IB diploma level.
Interested candidates should apply to the school's principal, Mr Dennison MacKinnon, by letter, email or
fax as soon as possible. All applications MUST include the following:
letter of application
a personal statement detailing the candidate's educational philosophy
a full curriculum vitae,
either the names, addresses, telephone numbers, fax and email numbers of three people who
may be approached for confidential professional references or the name and address of the
recruiting agency from which the candidate's confidential dossiers may be obtained.
Information on the teaching posts offered may be obtained from the heads of the schools by email or fax
only.
Frank Coyle, Head of the secondary school:
Email: FCoyle@st-andrews.com
Fax (1242)3240816

Sharon Wilson, Head of the primary school:
Email SWilson@st-andrews.com
Fax (1242)3240816

D J MacKinnon
Principal
St Andrew's School
PO Box EE 17340
Nassau
Email: DMackinnon@st-andrews.com '
Fax: (1 242) 364 1654


The closing date for applications is 16th December 2005. Applications from unqualified candidates,
applications arriving without the full information requested, applications from outside The Commonwealth
of The Bahamas or applications received after this date will not be considered.


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26.
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OIn brief

Police

launch hunt

for armed

robber

BY DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT Grand
Bahama Police are investigat-
ing two armed robberies they
believe were committed by the
same person.
According to police reports,
around 1.20pm Monday a man
armed with a silver handguti.
entered at Burns House Liquor
Store in Churchill Square arid
held up two employees.
Assistant press liaison office
Inspector Loretta Mackey said,
the gunman ordered the male
employee to lie on the floor agiT
instructed the female employ-
ee to pull cash from the register
and place it in a bag. >
Inspector Mackey said the
man put the bag into his pockj
and fled.
He wore a green camouflage
T-shirt, short blue jeans, a black
cap, and black shoes.
He is also described as about
five feet nine inches tall, of slim
build and dark complexion.
Last Saturday, police received
a report that a gunman robbed
the Liquor Gallery on Queens
Highway, which was formerly
a Burns House.
The store owner and a fern
employee told police that,
young man entered the sto,
around 1pm with a silver hl
gun and demanded casli.
The culprit repo teid.
escaped with $1,000 in cash.;
wore a green camouflag
shirt and short blueije9
was described abbdt|'
about five feet 10 inches tall.

Two men

rob food.

store at

gunpoint

TWO men posing' as eus-i
tomers robbed a loIal foodl
store late Monday afternboni
According to press liaison
officer Walter Evans, the rob-;
bery took place at Dorsetts
Food Store on Coconut Grovew
Avenue around 6.30pmi. a :'
He said that one of the menh
who had a revolver in. his pos-
session, approached the cashier,
and demanded money. ,i
The cashier, along with two
customers who were in the store
at the time, were reportedly
robbed of cash and jewelry.: 0,.
The men fled the scene orf
foot, Inspector Evans said.

Two men

arrested

after gun

haul found

TWO men were arrested 0
Monday in connection with a
weapons and ammunition finf.
One of the men was report-
edly a 25-year-old resident of
Meeting Street and the other a
31-year-old resident of Twyna_
Avenue.
According to Inspector WaI-
ter Evans, the two men wee
driving a silver Nissan Bluebird
along Eneas Avenue some ti4p
after 1.30pm on Monday when
they were pulled over by plaip
clothes police officers. ,
The officers searched the
vehicle and reported finding*
.45mm pistol along with seven
live rounds of ammunition anl
a .38mm revolver with five live
rounds of ammunition.
The two men are expected tp
be arraigned on weapons
charges this week.

Road traffic

department

exam unit


is moved

The Department of Road
Traffic's examination unit'has
been relocated.
Traffic controller Jack
Thompson announced that th
unit has moved from the C.s'-
toms Warehouse onJohni'F
Kennedy Drive to 87 Thomp-
son Boulevard, north of the
Water and Sewerage Corpo;1a-
tion headquarters.
Mr Thompson said the unit's
telephone numbers remain the
same: 325-8019 and 325-8021.






WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2005, PAGE 7


THE TRIBUNE


inthursday's


H I VA R G O


AING SPEAKS H IS M I ND


0 In brief

Hotelier

picks up

tourism

award


* GEORGE Myers


THE Cacique Awards Blue
Ribbon Panel has chosen vet-
eran hotelier and businessman
George Myers as the winner of
the Cacique Clement T May-
nard Lifetime Achievement
Award.
The panel said Mr Myers has
)- played an integral role in build-
ingitourism in the Bahamas for
the last,40 years., :
MrMyers began in his fami-
Ly's hotel, the Miranda Lodge
and went on to manage major
Bahamian resorts like the Nas-
sau. Beach Hotel and Resorts
International on Paradise
Island.:
--His other business successes
range from fast food chains to
fine upscale dining venues.
This year is the 10th anniver-
sary of the award.
v,'Tourism permanent secretary
and Blue Ribbon panel mem-
ber Colin Higgs said: "Just as
the name indicates, it represents
a lifetime of achievement, a life-
time of service and lifetime of
making national contributions
to tourism."


Coca-Cola
sponsors
HIV/AIDS
initiative

KINGSTON, Jamaica A
f'ew corporate sponsored ini-
tiative is being launched to raise
awareness about HIV/AIDS
pevention and promote behav-
iour change among young
J hmaicans.
"'Counterpart International is
partnering with the Coca-Cola
Foundation, the Coca-Cola
'Cbmpany and the Jamaica-
based ASHE Caribbean Per-
frming Arts Ensemble, to
sponsor the effort.
'"The six month "Teens
HIV/AIDS Prevention Project"
'ias been launched in Kingston.
7" ASHE, working alongside
Counterpart International's
HIV/AIDS specialist Dr Yous-
souf Sawadogo, will coach and
piomote the creation of HIV
aWareness clubs.
'Lisa-Ann Joseph, Caribbean
public affairs and communica-
tions manager at the Coca-Cola
Company, said that the project
will aim to help Jamaican
teenagers cope with life's chal-
lenges.
',These, she said, include the
political, economic and social
conditions that place them in
'biril and make them vulnera-
biWe to sexually transmitted
ihf6ctions, substance abuse,
exploitation and violence.
"'The Jamaica pilot project is
'ihe first HIV awareness initia-
tive being supported by the
Coca-Cola Foundation and the
Coca-Cola Company outside of
Africa.


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open in Freeport next year


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT The Home Centre, which suffered
severe hurricane damage last year, is building a new $6
million "superstore" in Freeport to be opened early next
year.
Hannes Babak, chairman of the Home Centre's parent
company Freeport Concrete, said the new facility on
West Atlantic Drive will be considerably larger than the
previous centre on West Sunrise Highway.
Although faced with roof damage, product loss and
difficult conditions, the company continued to operate
without any layoffs following Hurricanes Frances and
Jeanne.
"Although we have all been affected by the fury of
the recent hurricanes, I along with my board of directors
have every confidence in the resiliency of Grand Bahama
and the future of its economy," Mr Babak said.
In March, the company opened a second store in the
Seahorse Plaza in Lucaya.
The new facility, which is designed to withstand hurri-
cane force winds, is expected to open during the first
quarter of 2006.
Ray Simpson, president and CEO of the company,
commended his employees for their performance fol-
lowing last year's storms.
"Our staff have been magnificent since the hurricane, he
said. They have worked under extreme distressed condi-
tions and I would like to take this opportunity to thank
them for their support during this difficult time," he said.
The new Home Centre will be a major building supplies
retailer and will serve as a one-stop shop for all con-
struction, commercial and household needs.


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Paul parish held a free flea mar-
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Those who benefited from
the event were citizens of the
Mack Town, Hunter's, Lewis
Yard, Russell Town, Bevans
Town and Pinder's Point area.
In all, 285 families "shopped"
for clothing, groceries, lanterns,
blankets, towels, toys, toiletries,
cleaning materials and other
supplies without having to
spend a cent.
All items were donated by
the Catholic Archdiocese.
This was one of a number
activities organised by the
Archdiocese to assist those
affected by Hurricane Wilma.
The parish of St Vincent de
Paul partnered with Freeport


Bible church, which provided
the breakfast for the shoppers.
The Archdiocese will begin
providing meals for persons in
the area on Monday, serving
full dinners each evening to
those who are unable to pro-
vide this basic necessity for their
families.
The Church has also ordered
100 refrigerators, to be distrib-
uted to hurricane victims.
The Hurricane Safety Com-
mittee has also undertaken to
provide the electrical equipment
and parts needed to rewire all
houses in the area that were
flooded.
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Photo shop

expands

Village

Road store

MAGIC Photo has doubled
the size of its Village Road"
Shopping Centre location.
In addition to its popular por-
trait services and film and digi-
tal processing facilities, the shop
now offers "custom framing for
every man," according to co-
owner Raymond E Albury.
"In the past, custom framing
and unique mat cutting were
just for the elite. We've made
our pricing so economical
everyone can afford it," he said.
Custom, computerised mat
cutting means the protective
shield between the glass and the
photo or work of art can also
be decorative, and designed to
"complement each project.
:Mats can be cut to include
names or a company logo.
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Monday through Saturday. Por-
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Breaking up the internet and the




problem of political censorship


HE internet was under
attack last week by
hordes of politicos camped in
Tunisia for the United Nations-
sponsored World Information
Sumrpit.
Their attack actually began
two years ago, when 175 coun-
tries agreed to build "a people-
centred, inclusive and develop-
ment;oriented (global) Infor-
mation Society." Their plan
called for implementation of e-
government, e-business, e-learn-
ing a:nd e-health services,
amon other initiatives, around
the world.
YcOu might not know it, but
our government published an
e-commerce policy five years
ago, and by next year we may
have real government services
online, like business and dri-
ver's licenses. We are ahead of
some countries, but lag way
behind many.
While bridging the digital
divide sounds wonderful, the
real issue at last week's confer-
ence was internet governance.
The gloriously democratic
Worldwide Web is threatened
with a takeover by a bunch of
politically directed bureaucrats
whose first thought will be cen-
sorship.
For the time being at least,
that fear has been averted by a
compromise that leaves the sta-
tus quo largely intact. But this
argument is not going to die
soon.i Ad it could lead to a
fragmenitation of the internet -
one of the transforming tech-
nologies of our time breaking
it into a babble of multiple pri-
vate networks.
As ohe Indian writer recent-
ly noted, "most nations are unit-
ed and 'clear that they want mul-
tilateral 'control of the internet
and not be dominated just by
the US." His comments repre-
sent a group that includes coun-
tries like Cuba, China, Iran,
Saudi Arabia and France.
What are they talking about?
Well, thel internet is actually a
gift of the Amnerican ~ilitary-
industrial complex the direct
descendent of a Pentagon
research network that linked a
handful of computers in labs
around the US from 1969
onwards.
As the Net grew and became
more commercial, the. Internet
Society was formed to act as an
international coordinating body.
But the master directory of
internet addresses is managed
by the Internet Corporation for
Assigned Names and Numbers
(ICANN). This American non-
profit allocates the dot-com or
dot-net designations for Web
sites and the country codes like
.bs that are attached to e-mails.
ICANN was created in 1998,
when the US government hand-
ed over management of the


domain name system on a con-
tract basis. And since both
ICANN and the system are still
theoretically controlled by the
US government, other countries
like to condemn this "imbal-
ance of authority" over a critical
global infrastructure. Although
no-one claims any unfair behav-
iour so far, they are afraid the
Americans may restrict inter-
net access in the future.

So they want the UN to
set up a new intergov-
ernmental authority. And many
of the thousands of politicians
and bureaucrats at last week's
summit in Tunisia saw internet
governance as the main agen-
da: "The international manage-
ment of the internet should be
multilateral, transparent and
democratic, with the full
involvement of governments,
the private sector, civil society
and international organisa-
tions," they declared.
And it does sound reason-
able until you think about
what a corrupt UN agency with
Cuban, Iranian, Chinese and
Saudi Arabian representatives
(among others) could do to
shackle the Web. "Do we really
want countries that censor the
internet and throw its users in
prison to be in charge of regu-
lating the flow of information
on it?" the independent media
group Reporters Without Fron-
tiers asked recently.
In addition to providing a


Control of the internet is
something to be avoided at all


the internet, but to what pur-
pose. According to Columbia
University professor Eli Noam,
nations "can restrict their inter-
net media and many do so,
including the summit's host
country, Tunisia. But the inter-
net offers a loophole: content
can be readily provided from
across borders.
"The closing of that loophole.
by firewalls could be legitimised
by the rules of an international
regulator. Thus, the stakes in
the debate are much higher
than web address systems. For
this reason it is important that
any international internet regu-
lation be based in advance on
constitution-like principles."

For a real-life Bahamian
example of this threat
(though referring to older tech-
nology) we have only to go back
a few years to when the opposi-
tion Free National Movement
had to transmit its election mes-
sages from Florida radio sta-
tions because of unfair political
controls over broadcasting by
the governing Progressive Lib-
eral party.
But the breakup of the inter-


This argument is not going to
die soon. And it could lead to a
fragmentation of the internet -
one of the transforming
technologies of our time -
breaking it into a babble of
multiple private networks.


cover to restrict content, inter-
national oversight could lead to
a politicisation of technical deci-
sions and the stifling of innova-
tion. That's why some experts
predict that two or more root
file systems will eventually
emerge as a result of US unwill-
ingness to relinquish ultimate
control. In the worst-case sce-
nario, these networks may not
work well together and that
could lead to a breakdown in
global data communications as
we know them today.
Many experts argue that the
real issue is not who regulates


net, though clearly possible, is
not yet imminent. The summit
created a new forum to address
internet governance issues, and
called for "enhanced coopera-
tion" among governments. But
they were excluded from
involvement in the day-to-day
running and technical operation
of the internet. That means
ICANN will continue to over-
see the domain name system,
free of international bureau-
cratic oversight, for the time
being.
Government licensing and
control of the internet is some-


cost.


thing to be avoided at all cost.
Imagine what it would be like if
we had to apply to a Bahamian
government agency to set up a
web site or acquire a domain
name? Well, we can tell you
what it would be like from
direct experience.
Back in the day, the College
of The Bahamas owned the top
level .bs domain for the country
and the registration agent was a
state monopoly called BaTel-
co. In 1998, a Bahamian inter-
net pioneer named Brian Nutt
applied and paid for, through
BaTelCo, a Bahamian internet
domain name with the goal of
creating a Bahamian Web com-
munity. After eight weeks of
being stonewalled he withdrew
the request, and was able to reg-
ister online with the extension
.net within 48 hours.
"After applying for a
Bahamian domain name with-
out result, I wrote a three-page
letter to the then deputy prime
minister making some recom-
mendations," he continued. "I
said we were forfeiting our
internet presence. Not only was
this letter never replied to, there
wasn't even an acknowledg-
ment of receipt."
Sound familiar?
Feedback on Constitutional
Abuse Article

We received two very
substantive respons-
es to our article, on constitu-
tional abuse last week. They
deserve publication in their own
right:


I read ith interest your
column this morning and
agree with you that our judicial
system can still be effective in
guarding our civil rights. The
problem though is that many
judges and lawyers do not have
sufficient knowledge of the con-
stitution and those that do tend
to treat it as 'a mere inconve-
nience'
In other countries there is a
modern statutory code of con-
duct and procedure for police
and other law enforcement per-
sonnel. I understand that the


another tourist?
Did you know that the former
policeman accused of killing
Jacqui Moxey recently, was
jailed for shooting his ex wife
and killing her boyfriend, but
was released from prison early?
Did you know that there are
only two justices hearing crimi-
nal matters? There is a backlog
of cases, and when they get to
court, "undue process has set in"
(to quote Thomas Evans on the
radio recently) and so the judges
have to grant bail it seems no
matter what the offence.
Did you know that none of
the judges of the Supreme Court
have legally qualified clerks?
BUT, did you know that the
government recently gave the
judges new cars? Their previous
cars were only two years old and
nothing was wrong with them
- except they were smaller than
the new ones.
We are a nation of form over
substance. When the government
allocates scarce resources for
things like new cars at the
expense of major issues facing
the justice system, what message
does that send to the man rot-
t in Fox Hill Prison without
trial for two years or more
because the system can't process
him?
The values projected by those
at the top are reflected below. If
the main value we project is the
acquisition of wealth (and
maybe power) "without much
regard to scruples", then the man
in thesfre^ iyi/,iwa his~s~hqr,.
and like some at the top -he
won't be too scrupulous about
how he gets it either.
The consequences are obvi-
ous: Our prison will continue to
be overcrowded. Our courts will
continue to be overburdened,
and crime will continue to come
to a location near you.
A CITIZEN
What do you think? Send
comments to larry@tribuneme-
dia.net. Or visit www.bahama-
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government is contemplating
bringing this kind of legislation
to the fore but that remains to
be seen.
In many instances we hear
that persons were beaten by the
police and in fact it is common
knowledge locally that a person
will be beaten. Yet this is not tak-
en seriously even before certain
magistrates and judges.
The constitution should be
taught as a subject in our schools
so that people are aware of their
rights. As a lawyer, I have seen
and continue to see abuses and
violations of constitutional rights
even by some of our judges.
Until we also enact legisla-
tion for every accused person to
be represented by counsel we
will continue to have abuses
going unpunished.
There is also the constitu-
tional right to privacy yet the
police are at liberty to 'tap' your
phone without going to an inde-
pendent judge to seek permis-
sion to do so. This clearly is a
breach of the fundamental right
to privacy of conversations yet
this goes on unabated. Imagine
that the police can tap the Prime
Minister's line without the
knowledge or permission of a
Supreme Court judge! This too
is dangerous but if people do
not know their rights abuses will
continue.
Paul D Moss




Yes. Abuse of authority
needs to be stopped,
and this is a good article, but
you also need to do one on the
other side of the coin. What dif-
ficulties do the police have keep-
ing repeat offenders off the street,
getting them to court for a time-
ly trial, and getting witnesses to
show up?
Did you know that the man
who allegedly killed the two
Austrian tourists in Bimini was
out on bail on a rape charge of









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S i L E


Ingraham denies salary claims Ingraham to meet developers


FROM page one


Mr Ingraham said: "I don't go
like that. We don't go like that.
We are different from them, dis-
tinctly different.
"Despite the PLP's best efforts
to pay me for serving as an MP by
depositing monies to my account
this summer while I was away on
vacation, I assure all and sundry
that I will not retain for my use and
benefit one dollar as pay for serving
as an MP for North Abaco.
"And, as soon as they are gone
and I'm able to re-deposit your
monies back into your account, I
shall do so," Mr Ingraham said.
The former prime minister urged
anyone who doubted him to "check
the record".


Mr Ingraham said that during his
tenure, the only political salaries
that were increased were those of
parliamentary secretaries and that
of the then leader of the opposi-
tion Perry Christie, "whose salary
was also thought to be too low."
The FNM issued a statement
describing the comments about Mr
Ingraham's potential salary as "lies
and distortions".
The statement said that at the
next sitting of the House of Assem-
bly, which convenes today, an FNM
member will move an amendment
to the Prime Minister's Pension Act
to bring it in line with the Parlia-
mentary Pensions Act, which pro-
vides for a cessation of pension pay-
ments when a pensioner is re-elect-
ed to parliament.


FROM page one
"That's what accountable leaders do, they
report to the people. They won't tell you
exactly what BahaMar proposes to do in
Cable Beach and just exactly what the
promised development will mean for the
continued free access of Bahamians to
Goodman's Bay as we know it today, nor its
impact on this island's scarce water reserves
in the Cable Beach well-fields.
"And, they haven't told you what they
have agreed to give BahaMar in terms of
government and Water and Sewerage Cor-
poration lands and/or Crown Land, and in
right-a-ways, the Cable Beach median and
in financial concessions and incentives," the
former prime minister said.
The real work was completed by the FNM


between 1992 and 2002, he said "the work
cleaning up the mess created by them is
what has been keeping us afloat until today."
"One of their ministers with responsibility
for electricity once said that he could not con-
ceive the day when Acklins would be electri-
fied. Well it is, and it's the FNM that did that.
"That's why the FNM met the Family
Islands with pothole roads serving to divide
rather than unite island communities and
where noisy generators punctured the oth-
erwise quiet of an island evening," Mr Ingra-
ham said.
He said that now as the PLP boasts of the
interest of investors in the remotest islands of
the Bahamas they do not understand interest
is fuelled by the fact that they now have
paved roads, and access to a central supply of
electricity and telephone service.


Beware of

'propaganda'


FROM page one
this Government which so cav-
alierly dismissed the concerns
of one of its earliest supporters
among the white Bahamian
community, Senator Edison
Key. And, it is this Govern-
ment which has broken what
had become second nature in
our country for nearly 20 years,
that is, to have representation of
our national minority in Gov-
ernment. This Government has
not one. By thy actions we shall
know thee. Hypocrites!" the
former prime minister said.


Anger at Cuban doctors


FROM page one
ago, the government revoked
the licence of a Cuban doctor
working at Princess Margaret
Hospital because her creden-
tials were not compatible with
Bahamian requirements.
"What has changed in five
years?" a doctor asked.
Health Minister Dr Marcus
Bethel referred to the pro-
gramme during his address to
delegates attending the PLP
convention last week.
Dr Bethel had told the dele-
gates that globalisation pre-
sented emerging opportunities
to the health sector between
countries.
"Cuba has offered to provide
free transportation and surgery
to Cuba to Bahamians with sur-
gically correctable eye disor-
ders. The Cuban/Bahamian pro-
gramme is currently in the ear-
ly stages of eye screening and
evaluation of these disorders in
the Bahamas, following which
the data will be reviewed with
local eye professionals and indi-
viduals who wish to access the
service in Cuba will do so."
At least five Cuban doctors
have conducted screenings at
various public clinics in New
Providence since the beginning
of the month said one doctor.
Ophthalmologists and the
Medical Association have
vowed that they are "totally
opposed" to the situation and
will fight the government. The
doctors claimed that there may
be ulterior motives in the
process because, "there is no
such thing as a free lunch."


Dr Baldwin Carey, Director
of Public Health, explained that
the programme was not intend-
ed to slight Bahamian doctors.
"They are highly qualified
and it was never intended to
take any work away from
Bahamian doctors or to imply
that the doctors were incapable
of performing the surgeries."
He explained that the Cuban
government made the offer to
assist poorer Bahamians who
may not have the funds to seek
the care of a private physician.
He said the initial phase of
the project was to identify if
there was a need, which he said
there "definitely was."
Both these claims were reject-
ed by the doctors, who said that
there are more than enough
ophthalmologists in the coun-
try to service the needs of
patients both in Nassau and the
family islands. In addition, they
stressed that free eye care is
available at the Princess Mar-
garet Hospital.
As to the licensing and lan-
guage concerns, Dr Carey said
that all the doctors involved
were in fact licensed to perform
counselling and screening.
"They are not performing any
surgeries."
This has also caused an
uproar in the medical commu-
nity because the doctors say that
often eye conditions are linked
to other medical conditions and
should be treated together. The
fear is that once the patients
arrive in Cuba unexpected com-
plications could result or that
the work done would be shod-
dy.


Camp plan approved


FROM page one
Speaking to The 'Tribune
yesterday, Rev Patrick Paul,
general superintendent of the
Assembly of God, said: "We
have told them (the govern-
ment) that they can use the
camp. However, they will only
be able to use it for four
weeks."
Camp Abaco, five miles
south of Marsh Harbour, is a
youth summer camp that
attracts over 300 students each
summer.
On Monday, residents
expressed further concern
about the impact the "new liv-
ing arrangements" may have
on the camp, including the
possibility of it having to be
burnt down.
However, yesterday Rev
Paul said that the "set restric-
tions" will prevent and coun-
teract much of the public's
concerns.
"There are behavioural
rules," he said. "Males and
females will have be live in


separate quarters, there will
be no smoking, no alcohol, no
graffiti and no voodoo.
"There will have to be prop-
er use of bathrooms, no play-
ing in rooms, no swearing, no
running behind buildings, no
prostitution, assigned cooks,
no cooking in the dorms, and
all garbage will be properly
disposed of."
According to Pev Paul, Sun-
day services also will be avail-
able. However, the chapel will
be off-limits at any other time.
"If the government does
decide to use the camp, they
will be held completely
responsible for any damage
caused," he said. "Not some
of the damage, but all of the
damage."
The latest blaze has report-
edly left more than 600 Hait-
ian residents homeless, and has
destroyed about 130 homes.
So far temporary shelters
have been opened at three
churches in Marsh Harbour
and at the Assembly of God
Church in South Abaco.


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Shell Bahamas makes

deal with FOCOL


FROM page one
agreement relates to the sale of
Shell's retail, commercial fuels,
lubricants, and liquefied petro-
leum gas businesses. It also
includes a network of approxi-
mately 60 retail service stations
and five distribution depots geo-
graphically spread across the
region.
T-Ile sale is expected to be
coiipleted by the end of this
year; but the specific "commer-
cial"' details of the transaction
ar" 'confidential".
However, according to
sources within the oil industry,
th&.,ale is expected to be near
$25million.
According to the agreement,
FOCOL will continue to use the
Shell brand under a Trade
Mar-k Licence Agreement at
retail stations, with Shell West
continuing to supply the fuel for
the Ceompany..
"This means that the Shell
brand will remain visible in the
BahAmas and Turks and Caicos
markets and service to cus-
tomers and dealers will be
maintained," the release read.
Chairman of Shell Bahamas
Limited, Luis Curti said that he
was delighted to establish such a
long term alliance with Shell
anrdFOCOL.
"This brings together the best
of Shell's global products and
standards with FOCOL region-
al focus and local decision-mak-
ing. The transaction is consis-
ter~t with Shell's strategy. Our
priority now is to work with our
staf; customers and other stake-
holders to ensure a smooth
transition and jointly grow the
business," he said.
Minister of Trade and Indus-
try Leslie Miller, congratulated
FOCOL on their successful
alliance with Shell, and encour-
* aged the two other oil con-
glomerates who he suspects
may also be in the market to
sell, to market towards Bahami-
ans as a first option.
"I really see it as a step in the
right direction, that a Bahamian
company will play a more spe-
cific role in the price of oil prod-
ucts in the Bahamas. I also urge
the other two companies (Tex-
aco and Esso) to follow Shell's


example and divest their hold-
ings to a Bahamian company,
as I have heard they are looking
to sell as well," he said.
Mr Miller said that he looks
forward to the day when the
entire oil industry in the
Bahamas will one day be under
the control of Bahamians.
"I don't believe that indus-
tries such as that should get out
of the hands of Bahamians. I
think it's only fair that Bahami-
ans have control over those
major assets and vital industries
on our shores. I am sure that
we are more than capable of
running them, just as good as
those foreign executives," he
said
Mr Miller also maintained
that he will be continuing his
campaign to lower the price of
gasoline in the Bahamas and
that with the decrease in the
current margins, coupled with
the hopeful signing of Petro-
caribe, the Bahamas could
experience gasoline at. less than
$3.00 per gallon.
"I am going to continue to
push for the prices to be
decreased. I won't quit I may
be down, but I won't be out," he
said.


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BRITISH Prime Minister
Tony Blair has promised to
support a proposal that would
ease the impact of the Euro-
pean Union's planned cut in
sugar prices for Caribbean pro-
ducers by slowly phasing in tar-
iff reforms, the Guyanese gov-
ernment said yesterday,
according to Associated Press.
The EU has proposed to
slash the price of sugar 39 per
cent beginning next year, but
sugar producers in the 78-
nation African, Caribbean and
Pacific trade group, or ACP,
last week presented a proposal
to EU agriculture ministers for
a 19 percent reduction.
Blair, who currently holds
the rotating presidency of the
European Union, met with 10
Caribbean leaders on Tuesday,
including Bahamian Prime
Minister Perry Christie.
Blair promised that Britain
"will seek to lengthen the tran-
sitional period for the EU sug-
ar reform proposal, push for
an increase in transitional assis-
tance and examine the issue of
greater market access for the
Caribbean," Guyana President
Bharrat Jagdeo's office said in
a statement.
It was not known whether
leaders discussed the ACP's


* UNION leader Komal Chand leads a demonstration of sugar
producers outside the British High Commission in Georgetown,
Guyana yesterday
(AP Photo/Ken Moore)


proposal to soften the price
reduction to 19 per cent from
39 per cent.
The World Trade Organiza-
tion ruled last month that EU
sugar subsidies make it impos-
sible for producers in other
countries to compete. '
The EU has offered the 19
ACP sugar producers US$40
million to help cushion the
impact of reform, but the ACP


this month called the compen-
sation "paltry."
Total losses in export earn-
ings for the ACP sugar group
would be up to US$352 mil-
lion a year, the organisation
said. Barbados, Guyana,
Jamaica and Trinidad the
Caribbean's leading sugar pro-
ducers say they will lose
US$110 million annually if
prices are slashed 39 per cent.


* THE Nassau US Marine detachment with a symbolic birthday cake. From left: Sgt Buckenti'.
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the 230th anniversary of the US
Marine Corps with a gala ball
held at Sandals Resort
The guest speaker for the
evening was First Sergeant
Wade from the Marine Corps
base in Albany, Georgia.
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Minister Fred Mitchell also gave
remarks.
Ambassador Rood praised
the Embassy's Marine detach-
ment and its commander, Staff
Sergeant Jermaine Jenkins, for
their dedication and service,
saying.
"For the Embassy staff and
their families, the sight of the
Marine on duty is both reassur-
ing and comforting. Day after
day, Marines live up to the trust
that we place on their youthful
shoulders. And day after day,
they do their jobs so well that it


is far too easy to take them for
granted," he said.
Other dignitaries in atten-
dance at the event on Novem-
ber 11 included Commissioner
of Police Paul Farquharson and
Mrs Farquharson; parliamen-
tary secretary in the Ministry of
Health Ron Pinder; Captain
Raymond Farquharson of the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force;
Dr Brent Hardt, Deputy Chief
of Mission at the US Embassy
and Mrs Hardt; and Carl Smith,
director of the National Emer-
gency Management Agency.


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OLDE Towne Oyster Bar
and Grill, a new indoor/outdoor
seafood restaurant, opened at
Sandyport on Monday.
Co-owner Michael Fowler,
who has spent most of his career
in the restaurant business, said,
"We think that there are many
persons who live in the western
district of Nassau who would
love a dining option that is on
the water, informal and afford-
able."
The restaurant is located
opposite Donnabella's Candles
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foot, or boat can enjoy an al
fresco eating experience over-
looking a view of the canal and
the distinctive, colourful archi-
tecture of Sandyport.
Customers can also sit bar-
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Isaac Wright and his assistants
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cials.
For those who are not
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The decor has a nautical arid
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THE TRIBUNE








WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2005


SECTION


business@tribunemedia.net


Miami Herald Business, Stocks, Analysis, Wall Street


Baha Mar eyes



Thanksgiving



5-7% room



rate increase


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
BAHA Mar Development
Company's three Cable Beach
resorts will generate a 5-7 per
cent increase in average daily
room rates compared to last
year during this week's
Thanksgiving holiday, a senior
executive told The Tribune yes-
terday, with all available rooms
occupied.
Robert Sands, Baha Mar's
executive vice-president of
administration and public
affairs, said the company's
three resorts the former
Radisson Cable Beach proper-


ty, the Wyndham Nassau and
Crystal Palace Casino, and the
Nassau Beach Hotel would
be "full with increased average
daily rates" for the Thanksgiv-
ing period, which lasts from
tomorrow until Sunday.
Traditionally
"Traditionally, Thanksgiving
for most hotels has been fairly
strong. We are again strong this
year with an increased rate,"
Mr Sands said.
He added that average room
rates for Thanksgiving had
increased by 5-7 per cent "over
last year".


The Radisson was 100 per
cent fully occupied, while all
available rooms at the Wynd-
ham and Nassau Beach were
100 per cent occupied. Mr
Sands added that three floors
at the Wyndham were current-
ly being renovated to ensure
the rooms were all ready for
Christmas.
"It's been a very strong year.
We've rebounded very quickly
from the hurricane, and the
hotel product side has been
very strong," Mr Sands said.
He added that Baha Mar and

SEE page 7B


'Awesome' $250m




project sells 70%



of its real estate


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business
Editor
The $250 million
Chub Cay Club
is set to open in
April 2006, with
a completed
marina and 20,000 square
foot clubhouse, The Tribune
was told yesterday, with the
developers having sold some
70 per cent of real estate asso-
ciated with the project.
Maura Brassil, Chub Cay
International's vice-president
of sales and marketing, said
the project, which is viewed
by the Government as the
'anchor development' for the
Berry Islands and north
Andros, was "right on sched-


ule" and looking "really awe-
some".
She said the developers,
who are headed by south
Florida businessmen Kaye
Pearson, Walt McCroy and
Bob Moss, had "almost com-
pleted" dredging of the mari-
na to a death of 12 feet at low
tide..,The marina is being
expanded from 96 to 200
slips, capable of hosting the
world's largest yachts.
Clubhouse
Ms9Brassil added that the
20,000 square foot clubhouse,
the centrepiece of the pro-
ject, had "gone up" and the
roof had also been put on.
Foundations for eight
homes, which will be sold to


second homeowners, had
been laid, and four already
had roofs.
Ms Brassil said the Chub
Cay developers were employ-
ing a 425-strong workforce
on the island, part of the
Berry chain, during the con-
struction phase, drawing on
workers from Andros, New
Providence, Grand Bahama
and across the Bahamas.
The current focus was on
building housing for employ-
ees who would work at the
Chub Cay Club full-time
when it was completed, con-
structing back-of-the house
facilities such as kitchens, and
putting in the foundations for

SEE page 5B


Crime grows firm's client


base 'from zero to 7,000'


M By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor.
ONE Bahamian company has found that
crime does pay as far as its own business is
concerned, having seen its client base grow
from "zero to 7,000" over its 10-year his-
tory, as other firms and Bahamian home-
owners take every possible measure to
protect themselves from harm.
Christopher Adderley, owner of West-
ech International Security, told The Tri-
bune that demand for his company's secu-
rity, personal protection and surveillance
products was "tremendous", and a sign of
the ills plaguing Bahamian society. He
said: "Over the past 10 years, our client
base has grown from zero to over 7,000


and it continues to grow based on the fact
that crime continues to be an issue in the
Bahamas. If we didn't have a problem, I
don't think the demand would be there."
Products
Among the products offered by Westech
International are security cameras, video
surveillance equipment, burglar bars and
personal protection items such as tazers,
the latter of which Mr Adderley described
as "the main thrust of his business".
He added that he was currently encour-
aging the Bahamian law enforcement agen-
cies, such as the police, Defence Force and
immigration officers, to carry instruments
such as tazers, which incapacitate rather


thank kill potentially violent suspects
through delivering an electrical charge that
subdues them.
Mr Adderley said the use of "non-lethal
protection" by Bahamian law enforcement
agencies could reduce the chances of offi-
cers having to engage in life-threatening
shoot-outs with criminal suspects, protect-
ing themselves and those around them.
He added that police in the UK had
endorsed the use of tazers.
Mr Adderley was speaking after the
Bahamas Chamber of Commerce, in con-
junction with the Royal Bahamas Police
Force (RBPF) and IBM (Bahamas),
unveiled a crime prevention seminar that
will be held next week Tuesday at the
Radisson Cable Beach Resort.


World Bank in

study on Bahamian

catastrophe insurance


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE World Bank and Inter-
national Monetary Fund (IMF)
are studying possible new
approaches to catastrophe
insurance in the Bahamas and
Caribbean, given the devasta-
tion inflicted on the region
annually by powerful hurri-
canes, the minister of state for
finance has confirmed to The
Tribune.
James Smith said the idea of


developing a new form of cat-
astrophe insurance for the
Bahamas and wider Caribbean
"was sort of raised at the IMF
meeting in October".
He explained that apart from
the countries affected, the IMF
and World Bank had recog-
nised the Caribbean was espe-
cially prone to hurricanes,
which often sparked the need
for "huge rebuilding efforts"


SEE page 4B


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
FREEPORT Oil Holdings (FOCOL) will take over 60 retail
service stations and five depots after it was confirmed last night
that it had signed a 'sale and purchase' agreement with Shell
(Bahamas) for the latter's retail and commercial fuels business in
this nation and the Turks & Caicos, in a deal worth $25 million.
The statement issued late last night by Shell confirmed Tribune
Business's exclusive revelations over the past eight months. This
newspaper first revealed that Shell was looking to sell its retail
business in the Bahamas in March 2005, and that FOCOL was one
of the potential buyers.
Tribune Business then
revealed last month that FOCOL SEE page 5B


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Business awareness can combat crime


What you see
is what you
believe,
and what
we are see-
ing in our society of late is an
increase in criminality that has
all of us concerned. While the
experts may say otherwise,
their actions indicate a situa-
tion and environment that
questions if they even believe
what they are saying. But not
to jump on the police. as they
have enough problems. The
focus must be on the corpo-
rate community, which moves
ahead regardless, as business
must go on.

Case

This being the case,
increased efforts are necessary
for the safe delivery of ser-
vices to customers. By this
time, company heads should
have developed strategies in
regard to the crime situation.
A word of caution here. Yes,
it is that time of year when
crime usually increases. All of
us in the corporate arena have
become accustomed to it, but
we must not allow compla-
cency to override caution. This
is especially important con-


sidering the current situation,
which involves the realloca-
tion of law enforcement
resources over the last 12
months.
Renewal

Urban Renewal, school
security services, and now a
new tourist police unit, means
that those officers who would
have been doing regular front-
line police duties are now
engaged in special assignments
that take them away from
those duties. Most recently,
we have also had a shift in
resources to assist in relief as a
result of Hurricane Wilma. Of
course, the authorities will
never let it be known they are
short on manpower, because
of the potential for panic, but
you do the math and watch
the streets for the number of
patrol cars not the ones
marked with 'Urban Renew-
al', 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 it the presence
and availability of the police
that directly impacts his prof-
it margin.
What can the corporate


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security manager do to reduce
the risks as they pertain to
crime, security and loss issues?
I will present some proven
strategies that will increase the
potential for a 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. It
was not a skill developed pri-
marily for wartime, as during
this time you knew you had
to be alert. It was a technique
that was most beneficial dur-
ing peace time or perceived
peace. In other words, when
you least expected danger or
when you were comfortable.
When the simplest abnormal-
ity or irregularity could deter-
mine the difference between
life and death.
Many times the victims, be
it the person or the establish-
ment, suffer from not notic-
ing simple tell-tale signs. No
event occurs in isolation, so
one of the fundamental bases


of crime prevention is to be
aware of your surroundings.
The difficulty is in recognis-
ing these indicators and hav-
ing 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 the loss event has
occurred. With great pride,
the security manager or per-
son assigned to the security
function hands over to the
police a recording of the crime
event.

Camera

However, if the camera sys-
tem was properly utilised,
there would have been
mandatory reviews of the dai-
ly recordings in an effort to
observe movement of people
in and out of the crime area.
Recordings of the area
immediately outside the
potential critical area, known
as the staging area, are critical.
This is where the criminal pre-
pares him/herself for the big


NOTICE,
NOTICE is hereby given that CHARLINE SHANTELL FREDERIC
OF JOE FARRINGTON ROAD, 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 dai' from the 16TH day of
NOVEMBER, 2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.




NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that LUC DUPRE OF FINLAYSON 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 23RD day of NOVEMBER, 2005 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama,
Bahamas.



NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that JOHNNY DECIUS OF HOPE
TOWN, ABACO, 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 23RD day of NOVEMBER, 2005 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, RO.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.


event, and has usually visited
the area on numerous occa-
sions 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.

Jargon

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, as simple as
reading the dailies, take the
pulse of the environment you
are living 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 move-
ment of the earth, thus get-
ting forewarning of approach-
ing danger.
What we have fallen into is
the trap of reaction and prob-
lem solving, both of which
have their merits, but demand
that we become victims. As a
result we have become numb
or desensitised to the signs
and indicators around us. This
is unacceptable, especially for


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Box CR-54159, Nassau, Bahamas, intend to change my
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10.25 8.00 Bahamas Property Fund 10.25 10.25 0.00 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 0.175 0.010 4.6 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 1.10 1.10 0.00 0.066 0.030 16.7 2.73%
9.53 7.05 Cable Bahamas 9.40 9.53 0.13 1,000 0.689 0.240 13.8 2.52%
2.20 1.50 Colina Holdings 1.50 1.50 0.00 -0.046 0.000 NM 0.00%
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10.90 9.50 Finco 10.90 10.81 -0.09 3,600 0.695 0.510 15.6 4.72%
10.00 7.45 FirstCaribbean 10.00 10.00 0.00 0.695 0.380 13.9 3.80%
9.50 8.39 Focol 9.25 9.25 0.00 0.675 0.500 14.1 5.26%
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 8.22 J.S. Johnson 8.75 8.75 0.00 0.526 0.560 16.6 6.40%
6.69 4.36 Kerzner International BDRs 6.31 6.33 0.02 0.138 0.000 45.7 0.00%
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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 %
1.2593 1.1913 Colina Money Market Fund 1.259334"
2.4766 2.0536 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 2.4766 **
10.6711 10.0000 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 10.6711"**
2.2754 2.1675 Collna MSI Preferred Fund 2.275422"
1.1406 1.0755 Colina Bond Fund 1.140599" *

BISX ALL SHARE INDE X 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
52wk-HI Highest closing price In last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Collna and Fidelity
52wk-Low Lowest closing price In last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for dally volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week
Change Change In closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported eamings per share for the last 12 mths
Dally Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV $ Dividends per share paid In the last 12 months 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 AUG. 10, 2005/W AS AT OCT. 31, 2005
- AS AT OCT. 28,2006/W AS AT OCT. 31, 2005/ "** AS AT OCT. 31, 2005


those of us who want to live
and be profitable. By increas-
ing our state of alertness and
awareness, we can prevent the
loss event. By doing this we
now reduce costs involved in
having to recover damages
from the halt in productivity
caused by crime.
Next week, will discuss the
sharing of information with
security staff to increase the
effectiveness of this preven-
tion effort.

NB: Gamal Newry is the
president of Preventative
Measures, a loss prevention
and asset protection training
and consulting company, spe-
cialising in Policy and Pro-
cedure Development Business
Security Reviews and Audits,
and Emergency and Crisis
Management. Comments can
be sent to PO Box N-3154
Nassau, Bahamas, or e-mail
gnewry@coralwave.com








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1 Ht I HIBUNE


By Fidelity Capital
Markets

It was an active trading
week in the Bahamian
market last week as
more than 61,000
shares changed hands.
For the week, the market saw
13 out of its 19 listed stocks
trade, of which two advanced,
one declined and 10 remained
unchanged.
The volume leader for the
week was Fidelity Bank
Bahamas (BAB), with 45,528
shares changing hands and
accounting for 73 per cent of
the total shares traded.
The big movers for the week
were Bahamas Supermarkets
and Freeport Oil Company,
which rose by $0.29 and $0.25
respectively to close at $12.54
and a new 52-week high of
$9.50. On the down side,
Kerzner International's
Bahamian Depository Receipts
(KZLB) lost $0.14 to end the
week at $6.26.

COMPANY NEWS
Bank of the Bahamas
International (BOB) -
For the 2006 first quarter,
BOB posted net income of $2.4
million, which represents an
increase of $166,000 or 7.3 per
cent over the 2005 first quarter.
Net interest income grew by
S$696,000 or 16.5 per cent to
total $4.9 million, while non-
interest revenue increased by
$626,000 or 52 per cent to total
; $1.8 million. Non-interest
expenses also increased by
: $710,000 to total $4.1 million.
Earnings per share (EPS)
was up $0.01 to $0.20 compared
to $0.19'for the comparable
period last year. Return on
shareholders equity was 15.98
Super cent compared to 14.73 per
cent in 2004. Year-over-year,
total loans grew by 29.8 per
cent to total $426 million, while
total deposits increased by 33.5
per cent to total $417 million.
In related news, BOB has
announced a Rights Offering
of 3.6 million ordinary shares to
all shareholders of record as at
November 21, 2005. Each
shareholder will be entitled to
receive one right for every
share owned, at the subscrip-
tion price of $7 per share.
The offering will commence
on November 25, 2005, and
close on December 20, 2005,
Sor until all the rights have been
exercised. BOB officials have
said the proceeds from the
offering will be used to support
the bank's growth and to
broaden its shareholder base.

-Freeport Oil Holdings
(FCL) -
Freeport Oil Holdings Com-
pany will hold an Extraordi-
nary General Meeting (EGM)
on December 7, 2005, at 10.30
am at its Corporate Office,
Queens Highway, Freeport,
Grand Bahama. The purpose
of the EGM will be to get
shareholders to approve the
following resolutions:
Change the name of the
company to FOCOL Holdings
SLimited.
Increase capital from
$100,000 to $1 million by the
creation of an additional 30
million ordinary shares of par
value $0.01 each and 60 mil-
lion preference shares of par
value $0.01.
To authorise a $25 million
Preference share offering.

It has been speculated that
the proceeds of the preference
share offering will be used to
finance FCL's purchase of
Shell. The terms and duration
of the offering have yet to be
announced.


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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2005, PAGE 3B


The Bahamian Stock Market
FINDEX 435.63 YTD 1.321%


BISX CLOSING
SYMBOL PRICE


AML
BAB
BBL
BOB
BPF
BSL
BWL
CAB
CBL
CHL
CIB
DHS
FAM
FCC
FCL
FIN
ICD
JSJ
KZLB
PRE


$0.73
$1.10
$0.80
$7.24
$10.25
$12.25
$1.27
$9.40
$9.11
$1.50
$10.00
$2.40
$4.35
$1.15
$9.25
$10.90
$9.94
$8.75
$6.26
$10.00


CHANGE VOLUME YTD PRICE
CHANGE


$-
-$0.10
$-
$-
$-
$0.29
$-
$0.09
$-0
$-$
$-
$-
$-
$-
$0.25
$-
$-
$-
-$0.14
$-


100
45,528
0
0
3,440
0
50
2,000
6,267
2,214
0
200
200
50
1,075
536
0
300
0
0


-33.64%
14.58%
-5.88%
25.91%
28.13%
-3.54%
-29.44%
32.39%
28.31%
-31.82%
33.51%
60.00%
9.85%
-42.21%
18.75%
12.37%
0.51%
6.45%
3.30%
0.00%


DIVIDENDIAGM NOTES:
* Commonwealth Bank (CBL) has declared an extraordinary
dividend of $0.08 payable on November 30, 2005 to all com-
mon shareholders as at record date November 15, 2005.
* Bank of Bahamas International (BOB) has declared an
extraordinary dividend of $0.07 payable on November 21,
2005, to all common shareholders as at record date Nove
mber 15, 2005.
* J. S. Johnson Company (JSJ) has declared a dividend of
$0.14 payable on November 18, 2005, to all common share-
holders as at record date November 14, 2005.
* ICD Utilities (ICD) has'declared a dividend of $0.135
payable on November 24,2005, to all common shareholders as
at record date November 10, 2005.
* Benchmark (Bahamas) (BBL) has declared a dividend of
$0.01 payable on December 15, 2005, to all common share-
holders as at record date November 30, 2005.
* Consolidated Water Company (CWCO) has declared a div-
idend of $0.012 per BDR payable on February 7, 2006, to all
common shareholders as at record date December 31, 2005.
* FamGuard Company will hold an Extraordinary General
Meeting on December 2,2005, at 4 pm at its Corporate Office,
East Bay & Shirley Streets, Nassau, Bahamas.
* Freeport Oil Holdings Company will hold an Extraordi-
nary General Meeting on December 7,2005, at 10.30 am at its
Corporate Office, Queens Highway, Freeport, Grand Bahama.


Inter national Markets
FOREX Rates
Weekly %Change
CAD$ 1,1887 -0.07
GNP 1.7175 -1,34
EUR 1.1771 0.44
Commodities
Weekly %Change
Crude Oil $56.14 -2.42
Gold $494.30 5.15


















of the International Business Companies Act, 2000, the
Dissolution of DENNING OVERSEAS LTD. has been

completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued
and the Company has therefore been struck off the Registrar.
The date of completion of the dissolution was November
4, 2005.



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for a project on Paradise Island, Bahamas. This position requires experience
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MINISTRY OF SOCIAL SERVICES

AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
2nd Floor Frederick House, Frederick Street
P.O. Box N-3206
Nassau, N.P. The Bahamas
Tel. No.: (24 2) 356-0765/6 Fax No.: (242) 323-3883


Message from the Honourable
Melanie S. Griffin, M.P.,
Minister of Social Services and
Community Development


I am delighted, as Minister with responsibility for Women's Affair, to salute the women of The
Bahamas on the occasion of National Women's Week. While this week centres on the forty-third
anniversary of the enfranchisement of Bahamian women, it also provides the opportunity to
celebrate women, focus on current demands and devise strategies to conquer the challenges of
the future.
The theme for this 43rd Anniversary, "Women Striving for a Better Bahamas" is timely. Our
history reflects that the past four decades have been a period of trial and testing. Bahamian
women voted for the first time in 1962. Today, however, we are still grappling with the inequalities
in our Constitution. The matriarchs of the Bahamian society did not only fight for freedom of
expression, but they fought to give women a better quality of life and more importantly, a voice
in the electoral, process and a voice in the development of this great country.
In celebrating the Bahamian woman, I challenge you to strive for greater participation in the
economy, strive for greater representation in the political process of our country, strive for greater
involvement in the educational and health systems.
As we move toward globalization, be mindful of the great challenges that lie ahead of us. Present
times dictate turmoil from within and without our country. Let us, therefore, partner with women
in the Region as well as with international organizations to combat the many ills that confront
this country and impact us as women.
Recognizing that there is strength in unity, I encourage the non-governmental women's organizations
to use this occasion to unite in efforts and lead the charge in building stronger family units, and
stronger communities. Your contribution to these areas will no doubt assist in building a better
Bahamas, not just for women, but for all our people.



Honourable Melanie S. Griffin
Minister


PROCLAMATION


WHEREAS, Wednesday, 23rd November, 2005 marks the 43rd anniversary of the enfranchisement
of women in The Bahamas.
AND WHEREAS, over the past 43 years Bahamian women have gained national, regional and
international recognition for personal and national accomplishments in a variety of areas including
religion, politics, government, and sports;
AND WHEREAS, women in The Bahamas have distinguished themselves as major contributors to
the development of The Bahamas and are striving assiduously to build a better Bahamas for all;
AND WHEREAS, the Ministry of Social Services and Community Development through the Bureau
of Women's Affairs in conjunction with the community of women's organizations in The Bahamas
have once again organized a week of activities under the theme, "Women Striving for a Better Bahamas"
to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of enfranchisement and to recognize the achievements of
Bahamian women;
NOW THEREFORE, I, Cynthia A. Pratt, Acting Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, do hereby proclaim the period Sunday, 20th November, 2005 to Saturday, 26th November
2005, as "NATIONAL WOMEN'S WEEK."
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my
Hand and Seal this day of November 2005.





NATIONAL WOMEN'S WEEK
20th 26th November 2005
THEME: "Women Striving For A Better Bahamas"


Sunday, November 20th


Monday, November 21st


Church Service
Venue: Wesley Methodist Church, Blue Hill Rd
Time!:4:00pm
Speaker: Mrs Kenris Carey
Publishing of National Women's Week
Proclamation & Minister's Message in the Newspaper


Members of National Women's Week Committee to appear on the
Morning Boil Show (102.9) F.M.
Time: (Between 6 and 10am)
School Visitations by the National Committee for Youth Renewal and
Revival
Tuesday, November 22nd Bureau of Women's Affairs Healthy Lifestyle Initiative for Women
(Live Remote Van via 02.9 and More FM 94)
Time: 8:00am-2:00pm
Venue: Grounds of the Clarence A Bain Building, Thompson Boulevard
"Ladies Night" A town meeting for women on the proposed changes
to the Constitution hosted by the Bureau of Women's Affairs
Proposed Venue: Workers House
Time: 7:00pm
Town Meeting Fresh Creek, Andros
Speaker: Dr Sandra Dean-Patterson
Wednesday, November 23rdNational Women's Week Luncheon
Venue: SuperClubs Breezes
Time: 12:30pm
Cost: $35.00
Guest Speaker: Mrs Bernadette Christie
Thursday, November 24 Talk show on Violence Against Women
Host: Darrold Miller
Time: 11:00am
Guest: Dr Sandra Dean-Patterson and Minister Donna Huyler
Representatives of Women's Groups on Morning Boil Show on
102.9 FM (Between 6 and 10am)


Saturday, November 26th


Saturday, November 27th


Children's Home Visitations
Facilitator: Bahamas Girl Guides Association
Essence ITC Training Workshop
Venue: Doctors's Hospital
Time: 9:30am l:00pm
Sunday Afternoon Show on 102.9FM
Host: Patty Roker
Guest: The Honourable Cynthia Pratt, Deputy Prime Minister
Time: 2:00pm 4:00pm


BUINS















FamGuard beats 2004 full ear




income in first nine months


LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
(a) WASABE LIMITED is in dissolution under the provisions of the
International Business Companies Act 2000.
(b) The Dissolution of the said Company commenced on the November
22, 2005 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and
registered by the Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Alisa Richardson of Shirley
House, 50 Shirley Street, Nassau, Bahamas.
(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the 22nd day of December 2005 to send their
names and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the
Liquidator of the company or, in default thereof, they may be
excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before such debts
are proved.
November 23, 2005
ALISA RICHARDSON
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY


LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
(a) WINDY OVERSEAS LTD. is in dissolution under the provisions
of the International Business Companies Act 2000.
(b) The Dissolution of the said Company commenced on the November
22, 2005 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and
registered by the Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Alisa Richardson of Shirley
House, 50 Shirley Street, Nassau, Bahamas.
(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the 22nd day of December 2005 to send their
names and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the
Liquidator of the company or, in default thereof, they may be
excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before such debts
are proved.
November 23, 2005
ALISA RICHARDSON
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY .


amGuard Corporation, parent
of Family Guardian, the
Bahamian life 'and health
insurer, said the $3.9 million
in net income recorded for the
first nine months of 2005 was 29 per cent
ahead of the year-before comparative. It
also exceeded the 2004 full-year net income
of $3.4 million by 13 per cent.
FamGuard said earnings per share
(EPS) to September 30, 2005, stood at
$0.45 compared to $0.35 for the same peri-
od last year.
Norbert Boissiere, FamGuard's chair-
man, said he was particularly pleased with


the third quarter result since it was driven
by strong growth in all of Family
Guardian's product lines.
"Direct premium income through Sep-
tember 30, 2005, increased by $3.9 million
or 11 per cent over the same period last
year to $38.5 million.
Strongest
"The company recorded its strongest
premium growth rates in the ordinary life
and group life and health divisions, which
grew by 16 per cent and 20 per cent respec-
tively over the same period last year," the


company's statement said.
It added that Family Guardian also ben-
efited from the buoyant equities market,
recording net gains on its equities portfolio
of $797,000 compared to last year's net
gains of $319,000.
"FamGuard has paid dividends to ordi-
nary shareholders in February, May and
August of this year, and the board has
declared a dividend of $0.06 to be paid to
shareholders on November 11, 2005, for
total dividends of $0.24 in 2005, compared
to $0.17 cents paid in 2004," the company
statement said.


World Bank in study on Bahamian


catastrophe insurance


FROM page 1B
in the countries they hit, dam-
aging economies and societies.
Mr Smith said work being
done by the World Bank and
its International Finance Cor-
poration arm would explore
"the question of whether there
was any possibility of design-
ing catastrophe insurance and
spreading the risk among coun-
tries, so it's in the 'look see'
phase".
Mr Smith said all Caribbean
nation present at the IMF
meeting agreed that a study
should be done, as the idea in
principle made sense and hur-
ricanes "affect all of us in some
way".
The World Bank was now
studying the issue via a feasi-
bility study with a view to mak-
ing "some recommendations".
Among the issues to be worked
out, according to Mr Smith,
were whether a "critical mass"
could be created b jpooling the"


risks of all Caribbean nations
together and how such a
scheme could be sustained.
Speaking on behalf of the
Bahamas and other Caribbean
nations at the International
Monetary and Financial Com-
mittee meeting, the Canadian
finance minister, Ralph
Goodale, pointed out that due
to the increased frequency of
hurricanes, nations in the
Caribbean "have little capacity
for self-insurance, in the con-
text of very underdeveloped
local insurance markets for pri-
vate housing and local enter-
prises".
There was also a lack of risk
mitigation in many countries,
such as the enforcement of an
effective building code, and
skills to deal with the aftermath
of a disaster.
Mr Goodale said: "The time
has thus come for internation-
al institutions and donors to
work toward developing a new,
and comprehensive, approach


to catastrophe insurance in the
Caribbean, involving the public
.and private sectors in the
region and outside.
"In this respect, we strongly
support the work now under-
way in the World Bank to
explore the insurance of public
assets, and in the International
Finance Corporation to find
new mechanisms to insure pri-
vate dwellings. We need not
only to support those efforts
but broaden their scope and
harden their timelines."
Approach
Mr Goodale added: "Such a
comprehensive catastrophe
insurance approach can pro-
vide a more effective risk man-
agement approach at more
affordable costs, particularly if
it includes donor governments
and the private sector.
"It can provide incentives for
much better risk mitigation by
governments arid by private


individuals in the region. It can
create greater expertise in dis-
aster remediation, improving
the current slow and inefficient
rebuilding process. And it can
reduce the periodic fiscal
shocks from disasters that have
contributed to the large
increases in debt burdens in the
affected communities."
The cost of property insur-
ance premiums, for both resi-
dential and business con-
sumers, is becoming an increas-
ing issue. Premiums for next
year are likely to rise by at least
20-30 per cent, as reinsurers
seek to recover payouts result-
ing from Hurricanes Rita and
Katrina. The Bahamas and
Caribbean are collectively
pooled into a risk group that
includes the US.
Bahamian insurance carriers
are understood to be still work-
ing out premium rates for
renewals for next year, having
met with their reinsurers
recently.


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SCHOLARSHIP & EDUCATIONAL LOAN DIVISION
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION



IMPORTANT NOTICE
DECEMBER 2005 DISBURSEMENT EXERCISE ;

GOVERNMENT OF THE BAHAMAS
) GUARANTEED LOAN FUND PROGRAMME

The Education Committee wishes to advise that the 2005 December
disbursement of checks for new and existing quaranteed loan holders
will be held at Holy Trinity Activity Centre, Holy Trinity Anglican
Church, Stapleton Gardens from December 1st December 7th
2005. Please be advised that disbursement for persons in the Northern
Bahamas (Grand Bahama, Bimini, Abaco, etc.) can collect their checks
from The Bank of The Bahamas, Freeport Branch, Grand Bahama.

RETURNING STUDENTS Student OR co-borrower are required to
) present themselves on their assigned date and bring a valid Passport and
National Insurance Card.

Returning Students are advised that funds WILL NOT be disbursed
unless:

) A transcript for the SPRING SEMESTER is in our possession
All student loan accounts at The Bank of The Bahamas are current
as at November 30th 2005

NEW STUDENTS Student AND co-borrower are required to present
themselves on their assigned date and bring a valid Passport and National
Insurance Card. In addition to the original documents, new students
can speed the process by bringing two (2) copied sets of these documents.


FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE REQUIREMENTS MAY
MAKE YOU INELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A FURTHER
DISBURSEMENT DURING THIS EXERCISE.

A $20.00 late fee will be charged for late submission of transcripts
or for persons who bring their accounts current after the November
j 30, 2005 deadline.

Please contact the Scholarship & Educational Loan Division, Ministry
of Education, if you have any questions or concerns regarding this
notice.


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THE TRIBUNE











Legal Notice


6s0NOTICE

DEVON ENERGY MALAYSIA, LTD.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
(a) DEVON ENERGY MALAYSIA, LTD. is in dissolution
under the provisions of the International Business
Companies Act 2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the
18th November, 2005 when its Articles of Dissolution
were submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.
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FROM page 1B
a new power plant and reverse
osmosis plant to supply elec-
tricity and water, respectively,
to the development.
Some 57 villas were also
being constructed for a rental
pool, and Ms Brassil said:
"When we open at the begin-
ning of April 2006, we should
have 12-14 villas completed."
She added that 70 per cent
of the development's real estate
offering, including both lots and
physical properties such as
townhouses, had been sold.
Only 132 acres out of the 1,000
acres the developers had at
their disposal had been allo-
cated for real estate purposes,
though, with Ms Brassil adding:
"We want to make sure we pre-
serve the island and all its nat-
ural beauty."
On the rental programme,
she said: "We've been getting
calls from all over. People can't
wait until we're open. They've
been calling from Europe, the
US and from other parts of the
Bahamas."
Ms Brassil said the down-
stairs parts of the villas would
be separate from the upstairs,
with different entrances acting
as a condo hotel. The Chub
Cay Club will also feature a pri-


was the favourite to purchase
the business, and only last week
was first to disclose that
FOCOL was seeking to finance
the deal through a $25 million
preference share issue.
It is likely that FOCOL will
finance the purchase with a
commercial bank bridging loan,
then use the preference share
issue proceeds to repay that.
Wi th4e deal almost con-
sumn aitd, and expected to
close :y the end of December
2005, attention will now switch
to what FOCOL does with the
Shell business, its most signifi-"
cant acquisition to date.

Buying

FO i L, which is buying
Shell's oil product business in
the Bahamas and Turks &
Caicos, is a wholesale distribu-
tor of petroleum and LPG
products'on Grand Bahama,
supplying 20 service stations
and marinas on that island.
The Shell acquisition marks
its first'- and largest venture
outside Grand Bahama, and
the question will now be
whether, despite the geo-
graphical diversification,
FOCOL has the depth of man-
agement expertise and experi-
ence to execute the deal and


vate club.
"It's great to see. It's going
very well," Ms Brassil said of
progress at the construction
site. She described Chub Cay
and the Berry Islands as an
"incredible" fishing and diving
location, with the island fea-
turing three beaches.
The developers are also look-
ing to resurface the airstrip
nearby.
Phase I of the Chub Cay pro-
ject was projected to cost $100
million when The Tribune
spoke with Mr Pearson earlier
this year.

Additions

Among the additions expect-
ed was the development of a
200-slip marina and the con-
.struction two to five-bedroom
housing units, which will be
sold individually at prices rang-
ing from $450,000 to $2 million.
The investors also planned
to establish a new club and
restaurant facility, and an in-
and-out storage facility for new
boats. They have also commit-
ted to paving the roads and
airstrip in a move to recreate a
quality resort on the island
years ago.
Mr Pearson said: "When you
undertake a project of this size


derive the maximum financial
benefits from it.
The Shell brand will remain
on all the gas stations involved
in the deal, with FOCOL con-
tinuing to use it under a trade-
mark agreement. Shell West
will continue to supply prod-


and begin to review the vari-
ous forms of revenue and the
overall economic impact, it cer-
tainly will be very substantial,
including the transfer of own-
ership tax and property taxes
on the new homes being built.
"The expansion of the mari-
na will bring in more boating
activity and traffic, and also,
my background and involve-
ment in the marine industry
over 30 years puts me in a posi-
tion to generate boating activi-
ties, charity events and to bring
in super yachts and mega
yachts, the same kind of boats
seen at Atlantis."
Asked why he chose Chub
Cay, Mr Pearson said he had
been a member of the island's
club since 1971. Regarded as a
great destination by visitors for
many years, particularly for its
diving and boating opportuni-
ties, its reputation as a family
resort also made the island
attractive.
Mr Pearson said the former
group of investors, who owned
Chub Cay for the past 27 years,
had told him many no longer
had the energy or drive to start
another resort project. As a
result, there was both motiva-
tion to sell and motivation to
buy and make Chub Cay into a
first-class resort.


ucts at the wholesale level to
the stations, and the current
dealer network will be main-
tained. The agreement includes
all Shell's retail, commercial
fuels, lubricants and LPG busi-
nesses in the Bahamas and
Turks & Caicos.


With no major improve-
ments to the resort since Hur-
ricane Andrew, the purchase
has provided the developers
with an opportunity to develop
a resort that retains the char-
acter and style of a former
world class-property.

Matured

Mr Pearson said: "The
Bahamas has matured both in
its economic position and as a
country, in that it is trying to
encourage economic invest-
ment and tourism develop-
ment, like Chub Cay. I think
that it's not unusual for that to
be happening here any more
than it happens in the United
States, the Caribbean, Mexico
or any country that has to deal
with the global economy.
"And the one thing we've
seen in working with the Gov-
ernment is they seem to be very
aggressive in encouraging new
investments, and they are also
very aggressive in making sure
the background of individuals
involved in the investment
doesn't pose a threat to the
conducting of business in the
Bahamas, particularly in regard
to environmental issues and
concerns and building con-
trols."


Among the rival bidders
beaten out by FOCOL was a
group headed by MP Tennyson
Wells. It is thought that Texa-
co, and possibly Esso, may now
mull selling their retail busi-
nesses in the Bahamas, follow-
ing Shell's example.


(c) 'i lie Liquiuator oU mte saiu Company is Mr. Lynden
Maycock of Sandringham House, 83 Shirley Street, Nassau,
Bahamas as sole Liquidator.

Dated the 18th.day of November, 2005.

H & J Corporate Services Ltd.

Registered Agent
for the above-named Company




NEWLY BUILT LUXURY
I & 2 Bedroom Apurtments
Sunset Park, West













PARTIALLY FURNISHED (Fridge & tove)
CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONED
LAUNDRY FACILITIES (Washer & Dryer)
SECURITY SCREENS
WATER INCLUDED
ENCLOSED PROPERTY
To inquire, call (242) 361-0218 or 557-3021
2 Bedroms $875.00
Security Deposit $700.00
and First & Last Month
1 Bedroom $700.00
Security Deposit $550.00
B First & Last Month


FROM page 1B


Legal Notice

NOTICE

DEVON ALGERIA EXPLORATION, LTD.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
(a) DEVON ALGERIA EXPLORATION, LTD. is in
dissolution under the provisions of the International
Business.Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the
18th November, 2005 when its Articles of Dissolution
were submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Mr. Lynden
Maycock of Sandringham House, 83 Shirley Street, Nassau,
Bahamas as sole Liquidator.

Dated the 18th day of November, 2005.
H & J Corporate Services Ltd.

Registered Agent
for the above-named Company


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SUPREME COURT


THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE SIDE
NOV 24, 2005

2005/PRO/npr/00521

In the estate of Martha Nan Barrett aka Martha N.
Barrett, late of Devonshire Way, Palm Beach, Florida,
one of the states in the United States of America,

deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof, application will
be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas on its
Probate Side by WILLIAM LAWRENCE ROBERTS of
Fox Hill Creek, in the Eastern District of the island of
New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, Attorney-at-Law, is the Authorized
Attorney in The Bahamas for the Resealing Grant of
Letters of Administration in the above estate granted to
WILLIAM LAWRENCE ROBERTS, by The probate
Division, Circuit Court for Palm Beach County in the
State of Florida on the 7th day of July A.D., 2005..

Signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE SIDE
NOV 24, 2005

2005/PRO/npr/00525

In the estate of Peter Vukas, late of Nimishillen Township,
Stark County, Ohio, one of the states in the United States
of America,

deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof, application will
be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas on its
Probate Side by ALEXANDER BERKLEY FERGUSON
of The Eastern District on the island of New Prvidence,
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of Tfe Bahamas,
Attorney-at-Law, is the Authorized Attorney in The
Bahamas for the Resealing of a Grant of Probate in the
above estate granted to JUDITH ANN GARDNER, by
The probate Court of Stark County on the 26th day of
February A.D., 1993.

Signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE SIDE
NOV 24, 2005

2005/PRO/npr/00526

In the estate of John Micheal Heskith Bridge, late of
Parkside House, Villiers Street in the Spennymoor in the
County of Durham, DL16 6AL in the United Kingdom,

deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof, application will
be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas on its
Probate Side by VERONICA DELORES GRANT of 19D
Santa Maria Avenue, in the city of Freeport on the Island
of Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-at-Law, is
the Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for the Resealing
Grant of Probate in the above estate granted to ANITA
BRIDGE, by The High Court of Justice The District
Probate Registry at New Castle Upon Tyne in the United
Kingdom on the 24th day of February A.D., 2003..

Signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE SIDE
NOV 24, 2005

2005/PRO/npr/00541

In the estate of Betty Ellen Winifred Blanche Fischer,


late of 4 York Street, Penzance in the Sub-District of
Truro, in the Administrative Area of the County of Cornwall,
England, United Kingdom,

deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof, application will
be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas on its
Probate Side by EARL A. CASH of Marlin Drive, in the
Western District on the Island of New Providence, one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
Attorney-at-Law, is the Authorized Attorney in The
Bahamas for the Resealing of Letters of a Grant of
Representation in the above estate granted to HEATHER


BAKER, ROBERT WOODLEY, HEATHER WOODLEY
and JAMES DUNCAN JACOBY, by The District Probate
Registry at Bristol, England, United Kingdom on the 15th
day of December A.D., 2003.

Signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE SIDE
SNOV 24, 2005

2005/PRO/npr/00543

In the estate of Mae Levy, late of 3634 7th Avenue in
the City of San Diego, in the San Diego County, in the
State of California, one of the states of the United States
of America,

deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof, application will
be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas on its
Probate Side by NEVILLE B. WILCHOMBE II of the City
of Freeport, on the Island of Grand Bahama, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-
at-Law, is the Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for
the Resealing of Letters of a Grant of Testamentary in
the above estate granted to SANDRA GEIST GODLFARB
and VIVIAN EBERSMAN, by The Superior Court in and
for San Diego County in the State of California on the
24th day of March A.D., 2005.

Signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar


THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE SIDE
NOV 24, 2005

2005/PRO/npr/00552

Whereas Hartis Eugene Pinder of Mareva House,
4 George Street, New Providence, one of the Islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney by Deed
of Power of Attorney for Lesley Adam Schuitemaker, has
made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas
for Letters of Administration with the Will Annexed of the
real and personal estate of Marinus A, Schuitemaker,
later, of the settlement of Cherokee Sound in the Island
of Abaco, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be
hered by the said Court at the expiration of 21 days from
the date thereof.
: igred
Desiree Robir's6n
(for) Registrar


THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE SIDE
NOV 24, 2005

2005/PRO/npr/00570

Whereas EDWARD DAVIS of Windsor Lane West,
Southern District, New Providence, one of the Islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Lawful Widower
has made application to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas for Lettqrs of Administration of the real and
personal Estate of PAULETTE VILNEUS DAVIS, late of
Windsor Lane West, Southern District, New Providence,
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be
hered by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from
the date thereof.

Signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar


THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE SIDE
NOV 24, 2005

2005/PRO/npr/00571

Whereas VANITA RAMSEY of the Southern
District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the mother, has made
application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas for
Letters of Administration of the real and personal estate
of SHANNETTE SABARIACBA ROXBURY, late, of
Millineum Gardens, Southern District, New Providence,
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be
hered by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from
the date thereof.


Signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar


THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE SIDE
NOV 24, 2005


2005/PRO/npr/00573


Whereas PAULINE ELIZABETH LEWIS of the
City of Freeport, Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the mother, has
made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas
for Letters of Administration of the real and personal
estate of IVA ELIZABETH MCINTOSH, late, of the City
of Freeport Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be
hered by the said Court at the expiration of 21 days from
the date thereof.

Signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar


THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE SIDE
NOV 24, 2005

2005/PRO/npr/00574

Whereas WILLIAM ALBERT LOWE of Port New
Providence, Eastern District, New Providence, one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the
Lawful Widower has made application to the Supreme
Court of The Bahamas for Letters of Administration of
the real and personal estate of GLORIA CAROLYN
LOWE, late of Port New Providence, Eastern District,
New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be
hered by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from
the date thereof.

Signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE SIDE
NOV 24, 2005

2005/PRO/npr/00575

In the estate of AGNES LEHMANN, late of 3470 South
West, 57th Place, in the City of Hollywood, in the State
of Florida, U.S.A.,

deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof, application will
be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas on its
Probate Side by ANGELA MARIA SIMMS of Tuckaway
Road, Eastern District, New Providence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is the
Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for the Resealed
Grant of Letters of Administration Single Personal
Representative in the above estate granted to DEBRA
HOFFMAN, the Personal Representative, by the Circuit
Court in and for Broward County, Florida, U.S.A., on the
16th day of August, 2005.

Signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE SIDE
NOV 24, 2005

2005/PRO/npr/00576

Whereas KIRKWOOD MILLER SEYMOUR of
Buen Retiro Subdivision, Eastern District, New Providence,
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
Attorney by Deed of Power of Attorney for the Executors,
has made application to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas for Letters of Administration with the Will
Annexed of the real and personal estate of WINIFRED
MCKENZIE, later, of No.59 of Sausalito Drive, Boynton
Beach, Florida, U.S.A., deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be
hered by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from
the date thereof.

Signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE SIDE
NOV 24, 2005

2005/PRO/npr/00579

Whereas ARTHUR SELIGMAN of Cable Beach,
Western District, New Providence one of the Islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney by Deed
of Power of Attorney for the Executor, has made
application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas fdr
Letters of Administration with the Will Annexed of the
real and personal estate of GLADYS RUTH SPENCER-
HARTY, late, of Skyline Drive, Western District NeW
Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas, deceased.


Notice is hereby given that such applications will be
hered by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from
the date thereof.

Signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE SIDE
NOV 24, 2005


THE TRIBUNE BUSINESS


PAGE 6B, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2005







THE TRIBUNE NOVEMBER 23, 2005, PAGE 7B



Baha Mar eyes

Thanksgiving 5-7%

room rate increase


FROM page 1B
the entire Nassau/Paradise
Island destination was benefit-
ing "tremendously" from
increased airlift, and the three
Cable Beach resorts were look-
ing at 15 per cent occupancy
increases for the Christmas
period in comparison to 2004.
. Mr Sands said that the


Bahamas had also been helped
by the damage Hurricane
Wilma had inflicted on Can-
cun in Mexico and Florida, as
this had reduced the room
inventory in competing desti-
nations.
As a result, "increased
demand" had been experi-
enced for hotel rooms in the
Bahamas.


LEGAL NOTICE "

NOTICE


BLUE BELL CORP.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby-give thtit the above-named.
Company is in dissolution, which_c.mmenced on the 21st
day of November, 2005: The Liquidator is Argosa Corp.
Inc., of P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)





RECEPTIONIST/OFFICE

ASSISTANT


We are seeking to fill the following contact position for a project on
Paradise Island, Bahamas. This position requires-experience as a-
professional receptionist/office assistant. Call monitoring, Filing,
Preparation of Letters, Spreadsheets, and other documents will be required. ,

. This professional candidate must have 5 years or more experience as a
receptionist/office assistant dealing with high end clientele, worked in a fast
pace environment, experience with.switchboards, and must have extensive
knowledge in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel & Outlook. A
professional certification in this area would be an asset.

Only a short list of candidates will be contacted.


P: lease respond by email to:
-Fax., ,
Mail to:


info@pbwlbahamas.com
242.363.1279
PBWL
P.O. Box SS-6386
Nassau, Bahamas


2005/PRO/npr/00580

Whereas DUDLEY SINCLAIR COVERLEY of
South Beach Estates, Southern District, New Providence,
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
the Eelbdest Son, has made application to the Supreme
Court of The Bahamas for Letters of Administration with
the Will Annexed of the real and personal estate of
MARY STEED late, of Soldier Road, Southern District,
New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be
hered by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from
the date thereof.

Signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar


THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE SIDE
NOV 24, 2005

2005/PRO/npr/00581

Whereas LOUIS ALMACE of Ibis Court, Kennedy
Subdivision, New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has made application
to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas for Letters of
Administration of the real and personal estate of Lottie
Smith-Alrnace late of Ibis Court,.Kennedy Subdivision,
New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be
hered by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from
the dqte thereof.

Sighed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar


THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE SIDE
NOV 24, 2005

2005/PRO/npr/00583

Whereas Althea Johnson of Holmes Rock, on
the Island of Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has made application
to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas for Letters of
Administration of the real and personal estate, of Lincoln
Johnson late, of Holmes Rock, on the Island of Grand
Bahama, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of
the Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given;that such applications will be
hered by the said Court at the-expiration of 21 days from
the date thereof.

Signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar,

THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE SIDE
NOV 24, 2005

2005/PRO/npr/00584

Whereas Charmaine Williams of McLean's
Town, East End, on the Island of Grand Bahama, one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has
made application to the Suprere Court of The Bahamas
for Letters of Administrationr bf the real and personal
estate of Dwayne Williams -, late, of McLean's Town,
East End, on the Island of Grand Bahama, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be
hered by the said Court at the expiration of 21 days from
_ the date thereof.

Signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar


THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE SIDE
NOV 24, 2005

2005/PRO/npr/00585

In the estate of Edward M. O' Keeffe, late of the Town
of Harrison, Westchester, in the State of New York, USA.,
deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof, application will
be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas on its
Probate Side by BRUNO R8BERTS FOR-THE PRIVATE


TRUST CORPORATION LIMITED, of Old Post House,
Prospect Ridge of the Western District on the Island of
New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, Attorney-at-Law, is the Authorized
Attorney in The Bahamas for the Resealing of a Grant
of Probate in .the above estate granted to CHRISTINE
P. O'KEEFEE by The Surrogate's Court of the State of
New York on the 10th day of January A.D. 1966.

Signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar


THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE SIDE
NOV 24, 2005

2005/PRO/npr/00593

Whereas CHARLES ASHBEL PINDER of
Spanish Wells, St. George's Cay, The Bahamas, has
made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas
for Letters of Administration of the real and personal
estate of QUINTELLA PINDER late, of Spanish Wells,
St. George's Cay, The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be
hered by the said Court at the expiration of 21 days from
the date thereof.

Signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar


THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE SIDE
NOV 24, 2005

2005/PRO/npr/00595

Whereas JOANNE MARIE WHYLLY (nee)
STRACHAN of Yamacraw Estates, New Providence,
The Bahamas has made application to the Supreme
Court of The Bahamas, for Letters of Administration of
the real and personal estate of REGINALD NATHANIEL
WHYLLY late, of Yamacraw Estate, New Providence,
The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be
hered by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from
the date thereof.

Signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar


THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE SIDE
NOV 24, 2005

2005/PRO/npr/00597

In the estate of RONALD WILLUAM SAUNDERS late of
11 Astbury House, Lambeth Road, Lambeth, London,
England, United Kingdom,

deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof, application will
be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas on its
Pro~bateSide by'E J,.MARA AGEEB, of Cable Beach,
.ewe Proyidence, The Bahamas, Attbrney-at-Lawis the
Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the
Resealed Letters of Administration in the above estate
granted to FREDERICK GEORGE SAUNDERS the
administrator, by the High Court of Justice, the District
Probate Registry at Winchester, on the 9th day of May,
2005.

Signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE SIDE
NOV 24, 2005

2005/PRO/npr/00599

Whereas C.V HOPE STRACHAN of The Eastern
District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has made application
to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas for Letters of
Administration of the real and personal estate of PEARLE
WILKINSON late, of Ninth Terrace, Centreville, New
Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of the Bahamas, deceased.
Notice is hereby given that such applications will be
hered by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from
the date thereof.

Signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE SIDE
NOV 24, 2005

2005/PRO/npr/00602

In the estate of SAMUEL ROTHMAN, late of 4-535 Rue
Chapel Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,
deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof, application will


be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas on its
Probate Side by DOLLY P YOUNG, of Nassau East
North, Eastern District, New Providence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is the
Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas, for the Resealed
Grant of Probate in The Bahamas, for the Resealed
Grant of Probate in the above estate granted to HOWARD
STEPHEN ROTHMAN, CORINNE RHODA TAYLOR
and SIDNEY ROTHMAN the Executors, by the Surrogate
Court of the Judicial District of Ottawa Carleon, Ontario,
Canada on the 5th day of February, 1990

Signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar


I 21, 22, 23, Nov. 05'


, ; 'NOTICE OF VACANCY

FOR

DIRECTOR OF CITY MANAGEMENT

A vacancy exists at The Grand.Bahama Port
Authority, Limite-for one DIRECTOR-F-ITY -
MANAGEMENT in the City Management
Department.
Applicants must have the following

Bachelor of Science in Engineering
Minimum of fifteen (15) years relevant engineering
experience
Minimum of ten (10) years experience supervision multi
discipline technical teams including architectural, civil,
structural, mechanical, electrical, town planning,
environmental and maintenance professionals.
Strong administrative background
Professional Registration a plus

The individual will be responsible for the
management of the Building and Development
Services Department, including the following
functional groups: ---.. .-- ...
Town Planning and Capital Projects
Building Code Compliance
Environmental Compliance
Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
Property Maintenance
City (Maintenance) Management

Rdsumis with supporting documentation should
be submitted to:
The Personnel Department
.- The-Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited
P.O. Box F-42666
Freeport, Grand Bahama
on or before November 30th, 2005


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COB athletic director: we have an





integral role to play in school sports


* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

THE College of the Bahamas has
an integral role to play in the suc-
cess of inter-high school sports,
according to Greg Harshaw, the new
athletic director at COB.
Harshaw, the former athletic direc-
tor at the University of California,
Santa Cruz, was in attendance at the
2005 National Sports Leaders Con-
clave when he was invited to speak
by Director of Sports Martin Lundy.
Sharing his sentiments on the top-
ic of "The State of Sports in Bahami-
an Sports," Harshaw said, in all the
hurrah, "the College of the Bahamas
is the one being left out."
In the United States, Harshaw said
colleges train the physical education
teachers who are then employed in
the schools.
"The College of the Bahamas has
been under-utilised in the whole
process," he said. "We have been
overlooked in developing our ath-
letes into elite athletes."
Although the Bahamas had a total-
ly different structure to that of the
United States, he said there is no
connection with COB and the pri-
mary and high school sports.
"Where do your kids go to play
when they finish high school? Most
of them go to the United States or
Canada," he stressed.
Harshaw, whose responsibility is
to enhance the level of the existing
athletic programme at COB, said,
when it's all said and done, COB will
have a programme that will enable
more student-athletes to stay at
home.
He said he's currently working
towards getting the College of the
Bahamas into a Caribbean union,
but at the same time, the focus will
be on becoming a member of the
NAIA, which have affiliation in the
United States and Canada.
The one problem that is hindering
COB from becoming a member is


facilities, but he's currently looking at
developing some programmes that
will eventually generate some fund-
ing to assist with their programme.
"I'm not going to stay here forev-
er," he stated. "I'm here to assist in
making it better for the athletes of
the Bahamas to stay here."
In San Francisco, Harshaw said
they have developed a system where


one cent from every hotel room sold line, but Harshaw joked that "the
goes towards sports development, sale is too high. It's high in California,
With the many tourists who flock but it's even higher here. I know. I
to the Bahamas on a yearly basis, drive up to the pumps to get gas too."
Harshaw said the amount of fund- "To me, athletics is the icing on
ing that could be generated would the cake," he added. "To me, the
certainly assist in their sports devel- only reason why they are going to
opment here. college is to get an education," he
Somebody suggested the same insisted. "That's the most important
could be done with the sale of gaso- thing.


"But to have the ability to partici-
pate in sports is the icing on the cake.
So we need to discuss what role the
College of the Bahamas will play in
the future development of our ath-
letes."
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that he will be available to discuss
any plans to further develop the pro-
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IF INTER-HIGH school sports
is going to get back to the glory
days, the public and private schools
must be amalgamated again,
according to Ministry of Youth,
Sports and Culture's Deputy
Director Martin Lundy.
While that seems to be an unre-
alistic goal right now, Lundy said
his ministry must "step out the
box" and provide an avenue for a
separate entity that will deal with
the entire scope of high school
sports in the country.
Lundy said the model that was
created for inter-high school sports
back in the 1930s, is the same one
that is being used today. There's
very little, if any, changes, he stat-
ed.
Lundy was filling in for the
absence of Government Secondary
Schools Sports Association's pres-
ident Edna Forbes, who was to
address the 2005 National Sports
Leaders Conclave on Tuesday at
the Nassau Beach Hotel on the
subject: "The State of Sports in
Bahamian Schools."


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The former coach of the St.
Augustine's Big Red Machines
1 offered his own suggestions that
he feels will make a difference in
the level of high school sports, not
just in New Providence and Grand
Bahama, but throughout the
Bahamas.
In an off the cuff address, Lundy
said it's become evident that the
public school coaches are more
interested in coaching as many
sports as they can, to accumulate
the $1,000 that is being offered per
sport.
"What does that mean in the
long term for the genuine devel-
opment of sports in the country?"
he asked. "All it means to me is
that something has to be done."
In "thinking out of the box,"


MINISTRY of Youth,
Sports and Culture's Deputy
Director Martin Lundy

Lundy said the first initiative he
would like to recommend is that
the GSSSA combines with the
Bahamas Association of Indepen-
dent Secondary Schools to form
one body..
But while it wasn't a require-
ment, Lundy said it would be a
step in the right direction in achiev-
ing the following initiative:
"That body, the GSSSA, to
effectively organise itself, the pres-
ident and the other executives,
should occupy a full-time office
separate from their teaching duties,
that will be provided by the Min-
istry of Sports," he said.
If this is approved, Lundy said
the new body would be responsible
for the scheduling of events, the
provisions of trained coaches and
officials and they will be autho-
rised for the issuing of the stipend
that is provided for the coaches
for the after-school activities.
"This body will be empowered
to go out and execute their duties,
including finding the competent
officials to officiate the games and -
not pulling people out of the stands
if no certified officials are avail-
able," he stressed.


Retired International Softball
Federation's Hall of Fame umpire
Arthur 'Old Art' Thompson has
been commissioned by the Min-
istry, according to Lundy, to devel-
op a model for a "universal plan"
for officials that will include all of
the sports.
Lundy said there are just too
many coaches, who watch, a.few
NBA games on television and
"they believe you can't tell them
anything anymore.
"They don't have any appiecia-
tion for sports, they don't have any
appreciation for organisation and,
as a result, the people who attend
these events can discern who has a
passion for the sport because the
people are no fools," he stated.
In an effort to ensure that the
athletes produce their best-in the
classroom and on the playing field,
Lundy suggested that they consid-
er having the schools' sporting
activities on the weekends.
That way, Lundy said the ath-
letes won't have to rush from
school to the sporting arenas and
end up spending the majority of
the night there or getting home
after the games are played. :
Margaret Albury, a physical
education teacher, asked why no
consideration was being given to
the primary school teachers, who
work so hard in developing the
athletes.
To that question, Lundy said the
programme they intend to initiate
will comprise of all levels of school
sports from the primary, junior aipd
senior high and even the collegiate
level in the Bahamas. -
And Stephen Brown, a former
officer in the Ministry of Sports,
who transferred to San Salvador
where he works in the school,sys-
tem, said there is also a need for
facilities in the Family Islands.
Lundy said they are aware of
the problems that exist, including
the lack of physical education
teachers and coaches in the
school systems and they will be
looking at the full scope of the
problem.


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NINE elite athletes and 16
collegiate athletes, some of
whom come from boxing,
cycling, swimming and lawn
tennis, have been included in
$709,000 subventions offered
to the Ministry of Youth,
Sports and Culture.
In making the announce-
ment at the opening of the
2005 National Sports Leaders
Conclave at the Nassau Beach
Hotel, Minister of Sports,
Neville Wisdom said their
inclusive represents a seven
hundred per cent increase
since the programme got start-
ed in 1996.
The ministry's sponsored
conclave will wrap up today.
It's being held under the
theme: "Achievement is the
Crown of Effort." There were
a number of issues discussed,
including the national sports
policy, a national sports calen-
dar and the sixth Bahamas
Games.
Address
But during his address, Wis-
dom said a committee com-
prising of Permanent Secretary
the Rev. Harrison Thompson;
Director of Sports Martin
Lundy; Sports Advisory chair-
man Alpheus 'Hawk' Fin-
layson; Sports Ambassador
Tommy Robinson; BAAA's
president Mike Sands and con-
sultant Grafton Ifill II met and
made the recommendation for
the subventions for the fol-
lowing athletes:
Elite athletes, who will all
receive $26,400 Chandra
Sturrup, Debbie Ferguson,
Dominic Demeritte, Savetheda
Fynes, Tonique Williams-Dar-
ling and Leevan 'Superman'
Sands.
Elite athletes, who will all
receive $19,600 Avard Mon-
cur, Chris Brown, Christine
Amertil, Lavern Eve and Jack-
ie Edwards.
Elite athletes, who have
been added effective January,
2005 are and will receive
$19,600 are the following:
Osbourne Moxey, Dennis
Darling and Timicka Clarke
from track and field; Taure-
ano 'Reno' Johnson from box-
ing; Jeremy Knowles, Nicholas
Rees and Chris Vythoulkas
from swimming and Marvin
Rolle and Bjorn Munroe from
lawn tennis.
Wisdom, however, stated
that quarter-miler Nathaniel
McKinney was one of the 16
athletes named for develop-
mental assistance.
But he said after McKin-
ney's performance as a mem-
ber of the men's silver medal 4


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MUSIC *


ENTERTAINMENT


A'Moment of Destiny'


arrives for


David Forbes


* By PETURA BURROWS
Tribune Feature Writer
WHAT does it take to write
a book? It all depends on who
you're asking. For some, great
literary work begins with pro-
found inspirational thoughts
that are translated into words,
then into paragraphs and into
chapters before long, the first
draft of a book is in hand.
; For others, the process is a
little different.
I If you ask David Forbes,
who just happened to "stum-
ble" into his first published
work by a unique set of circum-
stances, he'd tell you that a sus-
penseful, page turning, emo-
tional joyride, tear jerker of a


House of Assembly

clerk's debut novel


novel can be birthed at a time
when there is nothing better to
do than listen to politicians dis-
cuss matters of national impor-
tance.
In a nutshell, that is how
Forbes began work on his new-
ly released debut, "M'ioment of
Destiny", published by Execu-
tive Printers of the Bahamas. It
was in a sense created out of


boredom, while he sat at the
clerk's table in the House of
Assembly.
"I used the boredom, not as a
criticism of the speeches, but
I'm sitting there as speeches are
being made and I need some-
thing to do. So I'm sitting there
and assisting the members, but
every little break I get, I'm writ-
ing. And I ended up writing


Art International Exhibition


* RIGHT: Through his book
cover, David Forbes, attempts
to create a symbolic illustra-
tion of his plot, showing that
Rhoda's character is destitute
and somehow estranged from
her true love, Sammy. The
more joyous photo of Rhoda,
however, is faded behind the
title of the book, showing that
she was once happy.

about half of this book at the
clerk's table," Forbes told Tri-
bune Arts during an interview
inside an empty House of
Assembly.
Said Forbes, "I had a little
notepad and I started writing
on that. I would never touch it
unless I was sitting up there. So
every time the house met, if I
start to get a little bored, rather
than falling asleep I took out
my notepad and wrote some-
thing."
A romantic tragedy set in
Mars Bay, Andros, "Moment
of Destiny" tells the story of
Rhoda, the most beautiful
woman in the settlement, who
finds herself meeting one dis-
appointment after the next as
she is in turn pursued and then
used by the men of her com-
munity. Though she eventually
finds her true love, her life does
not have a fairy tale ending.
In a most peculiar chain of
events, what is now the end of
Forbes' novel, are among the
first sentences that he wrote.
The remainder of the novel
came about as a 'what could
have happened that would have
caused this to happen' kind of
thing.
"I tore out those first pages
and I clipped them together,
and I decided I would write
what leads up td that. When I
got that, I decided that this still
is not a beginning, so I went
back and wrote something to
lead up to that," he explained.
The process continued until he
was confident that he had an
appropriate opening.
For someone who, in his


young days, never really had
an interest in writing or read-
ing for that matter, coming to
.wotrlk.ofcthe-Hpuse of Assem-
Styiailfght out of high school
opne 'his understanding. He
wou ibt down quotes from
partUientaaii's speeches and
creaI- rebuttals right from
be .ihis desk.
H und himself becoming
thirso learn more about his-
tori'c figures like Socrates,
Alex!der the Great, Aristotle,
people whom the author


believes were "immortalized"
because of their deeds. But how
could he learn more about these
legends without reading.
Taking a three-month
break from his role at par-
liament, to go to London to
attend courses in political
science, Forbes had all the
information he wanted at his
disposal.
The libraries were larger
and more extensive than
SEE page two


Natural disaster influences


Bahamian painter 'Cardo'


M CLAUDETTE DEAN'S (top) and Nora Smith's work
(above) will feature at the exhibition


HURRICANE Katrina is a name that we all
recognise, but by now it seems as far away as
France. The Bahamian painter Ricardo Knowles
"Cardo", was profoundly influenced by this nat-
ural disaster in New Orleans in the creation of his
upcoming exhibition, 2020 Bahamas.
The Bahamas is in close proximity to where
hurricane Katrina caused incredible devastation.
In a recent interview, Knowles said, "I feel we as
Bahamians should be aware that this could have
been the Bahamas. Our culture, our land and
things we love so much would have been lost for-
ever. It is for this reason that I have chosen to pro-
tect the treasures of the Bahamas from such a
.global disaster the only way I know how, painting.
This is what the- show represents, a record of
everything that is our heritage."

Future
2020 Bahamas is an exhibition of the cultural
landscape of the Bahamas. Cardo's goal was to
safeguard the future of the Bahamas through
painting the land and the culture of the people
who live here, concentrating particularly on the
changes that will rob the Bahamas of its heritage.
The show captures portrait, early settlers and
contemporary Bahamas, while focusing also on
the environment in an attempt to relate the many
aspects of Bahamian living together.
Knowles feels that people tend to respond to
their birthplace more so than cultural festivals.
After a quick trip to Fresh Creek, Andros and
witnessing the beauty, inspiration was not far
behind.
With the increase of global warming, the region
of the Atlantic is more prone to the impact and
force of climate changes that will strip the
Bahamas of its most prized possessions. It is for
this reason that it is vital that these aspects of


E ONE of the pieces from 2020 Bahamas an
exhibition of the cultural landscape of the
Bahamas
Bahamian culture be protected before it is too
late.
Cardo's challenge, in the fabrication of the
show, was to capture the ever-changing land-
scape with a simple use of colour and space while
highlighting the expression of rustic landscape
which still remains.
It is impossible to imagine what the Bahamas
will look like in 2020; perhaps more polluted
beaches, gray skies, an environment ruined by
human activity. On the contrary there may still be
the crystal clear atmosphere we enjoy today. It is
impossible to predict the future, but we know
the past and present and should protect it as we
do not know what the future holds.
In this exhibition, Cardo records some of the
splendors he has seen as a Bahamian enjoying his
SEE page two


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2005















Author encourages a love





for reading in the Bahamas


* By PETURA BURROWS
Tribune Feature Writer
READING just for the love of
it, rather than out of necessity, is
an art form that seems to be dying
in the Bahamian cultural land-
scape. As a result some Bahamian
authors are advocating that more
attention be placed on encourag-
ing Bahamians to not only learn to
read, but to love the discipline as
well.
"We have a serious problem in
this country because many peo-
ple do not read for the sheer joy


FROM page one

anything that Nassau had offered.
His experiences while in London receiving
praise from his professor for his thesis on the
British parliamentary regime; and missing a
distinction by just one point in a classroom of
Bachelor and Masters degree students pro-
vided inspiration for a man who holds no col-
lege degree.
Returning to Nassau with a new sense of
himself as a true writer, and a notepad full of a
story that was turning into a stellar plot, Forbes
continued writing at work, and only at work.
But one evening the author decided to take
the notepad home. He started writing at 7pm
and continued until 4:30am, until the first draft
of his first novel was complete.
After taking it to work the next day and
reading it over, it was typed. Unlike most writ-
ers, Forbes chooses to write without the aid
of computers or typewriters, since the logis-
tics of style don't matter on paper.
"I don't have to be thinking about how I'm
forming my letters. Whereas on the computer
you have to be thinking, 'okay where is A,
where is B'. Writing by hand frees up your
mind to think about the story more creatively."
But like any good writer, the first draft is


and entertainment of it. A per-
son who is into computers will
read instructional information, but
it's not for entertainment, it
enhances his ability to do his
work. So it's not that Bahamians
are not able to read," said author
of "Moment of Destiny" David
Forbes, who also pointed out that
reading seems to be a "lost art" in
the Bahamas.
People in general, not just
Bahamians, are very selective in
what they read, the author not-
ed. And very few read for the
sheer entertainment of it, espe-


cially in an age where television,
video games, parties and other
entertainment opportunities are
available.
"They haven't stumbled upon
the fact that reading is more plea-
surable than many of the things
they do. A lot of them use
destructive behaviour for enter-
tainment, whereas reading does
nothing but build mental facul-
ties...Mind you, many of the great
discoveries in this world were
stumbled into," he added.
According to Mr Forbes, the
percentage of any given popula-


David Forbes
never the final one.
Forbes found that just as he worked 'back-
wards' to complete the book, he would have to
do some major shifting in order to get it ready.
Some events that were written at the end
became first, and some events in the middle
would be pushed to the end, all to create a
coherent, page turning piece.
Out of a desire to have a writer whose work
he respected read his manuscript, Forbes sent
the novel to Nikki Kelly, who returned it in
three weeks with the recommendation that it
just had to be published.
"I didn't really expect very much in terms of
her thinking it was a great piece of work. I
thought she would find it entertaining and that
would be the end of it. But she called me and
told me that this is a work that must be pub-
lished. That was far greater than I expected,"
the author recalled.
After deciding to tweak things here and
there and add a few changes, he was able to
take Mrs Kelly's suggestion seriously.
Member of parliament, Pierre Dupuch,
another person the author respected, was giv-
en the revised version. His response was not as


tion that will go out and buy a
book, rather than watch the movie
version, is small, Forbes believes.
But the difficulty in the Bahamas,
in terms of authors making a sub-
stantial living from their work, is
that the Bahamas has a smaller
population than other countries.
If only ten per cent of Ameri-
cans (some 300 million people)
purchase a book produced by one
of their own, that is still substantial
earnings. The Bahamas on the
other hand, has a population of
300,000, which means that even
if 10 per cent of the population


quick as Ms Kelly's, though. But when he did
read it many months later, he was impressed.
After placing his work in the hands of the
publishers, Forbes thought that he could now
wash his hands of the book, which turned out to
be an extremely long labour of love.
He wanted to publish it as a ghost writer, let
others fiddle with the design of the book cover,
and let others come up with a title.
But as fate would have it, Forbes ended up
doing all of the above at Mr Dupch's advice,
though the publisher had a team of writers
who first took a stab at it.
After having his book launched in an Octo-
ber sitting of parliament by Prime Minister
Perry Christie, Mr Forbes, an accomplished
guitarist, is now settling into his newest title
of published author. He says that though he
hasn't put pen to paper yet, he has five other
Bahamian based novels in his head.
"I figured, if I'm going to write, even though
this is my very first then the first one has got to
be a home run or it's gonna be twice as difficult
the second time around to convince people.
"But I've had a few people say to me, when-
ever you write again, make sure I get a copy. So
it means to me that having read this book
they've decided that this was so good, I want
to see what else he writes," he told Tribune
Arts.


purchase the work, the total num-
ber is significantly smaller, he said.
"Unless your work is extreme-
ly good, your readership will be 10
per cent of that 10 per cent. So
you end up with 3,000 persons
buying your book. And you can't
make a living off of that," Forbes
added.
As much as there seems to be a
low supply of Bahamian literary
works, it is also true that demand
is an issue. The psychology of the
Bahamian, said Forbes, (whose
views seem to fall in line with
many other artists), is that any-
thing produced locally is not as
good as something produced
abroad. The result is that Bahami-
ans opt to purchase books writ-
ten by more established foreign
writers.
Still, Forbes says, these issues
should not provide an excuse for
Bahamians not to contribute to
the development of literature in
this country. It is only when they
have a mind to produce work, that
government and education offi-
cials can take note.
He explained: "Write, because
what needs to happen is that if
you have some literary work, and
there is an overwhelming belief
that your work is exceptional it.
should be made required reading
in the high schools.
"Why are'we bringing in books
from the rest of the Caribbean for
our (children) in the Bahamas,
when we have Bahamians writ-
ing. We have Jamaicans reading
their books in their school. So why
is it that Bahamians are reading
the books of other cultures?"
According to Forbes, when he
wrote "Moment of Destiny", a
romantic/tragedy set in the 1940s


DAVID FORBES sits at
the Clerk's Table in the.
House of Assembly.
during the time of the contract,
he wrote with a view to creating a
story that had Bahamian refer-'
ences, yet held entertainment val-
ue.
"One response that has been
recurring over and over again with
reviews from people is, 'I've start-'
ed and I couldn't put it down','
Forbes told Tribune Arts. "That.
tells me that I have accomplished,
what I set out to do.
"But that didn't happen with a,
flip of the pen.
"A lot of detail went into every
sentence, every word choice,'
every section of the book."
His advice to Bahamian writ-
ers is to take the time and effort to
create something that cannot be-
ignored or tossed aside as 'mere-
ly Bahamian'.
"I have always been a believer,
that if you are a Bahamian and
you produce something that is
very, very good, Bahamians will.
support you.
"They will buy a foreign book
to see if it is good. But if they
are going to buy a Bahamianr
book, they have to know that it'S-
good."


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FROM page one
birthplace. "Aspects of this show take me on a
journey to make designs of things I saw in Nassau
growing up: Old houses, donkey carts, this is what
defines old nostalgic Nassau." The other part of
the show captures the natural environment: The
wild lagoons with wildlife birds, the well'known
pot cake roaming the streets, pine-barren Nassau
and our precious underwater reefs.
The exhibition, which will be on public display
November 24, from 9 3 pm at Ristorante Vil-
laggio, and is available for private viewing by
appointment, includes four paintings which illus-
trate the ever-changing environment, looking
particularly at the ozone layer, over sun, over
bleached and oil pollution.
This highlights the extent of manmade intrusion
into our world and aims.to increase awareness of
the destruction and the effects it has on natural
evolution, he said.
When asked about his upcoming show,
Knowles said, "Being away from the Bahamas has
allowed me to see the Bahamas in a different

A IN SEPTEMBER 2006 De
Appel will start its twelfth Inter-

gramme (CTP). The participants
will follow an intensive pro- III
gramme of lectures, seminars and field. They mu,
discussions with artists, museum English fluently:
directors, curators and critics from Candidates c
The Netherlands and abroad. ing a letter e
During the course they motives, accon
will make several short excur- riculum vitae a.
sions. from former p
Six participants can be admit- employers.
ted to this seven month course. For further i
Deadline for application is contact Esther
December 31, 2005. An interna- dinator, at evos
tional committee will make the
definitive selection on the basis U 2020 Bah:
of an interview. Knowles "Car
Candidates must have a degree will be hosting
in art or art history and have rel- tional exhibition
evantworking experience in the Ristorante Vill


Bahamian painter

light. It gives me confidence to create my owhn
subjects and add pieces of history which I feel are
important to Bahamian heritage and need to be
safeguarded. I am very grateful for all the positive
response and support I have received towards
my work. My art portrays visions of an imagina-
tive insight as to what I think the Bahamas may be
like in 2020.
"The exhibition emphasizes the need to protect
our environment so that ignorance cannot be an
excuse. We can no longer say 'If I knew then
what I know now' because we do know now and
it is not about dwelling in the past, but more'
about concentrating on the future.
"We need to protect the Bahamas because it.
could be taken away from us. This is the message,
that I hope the show 2020 Bahamas will give to
people who come to see it, because it is no longer
just about us, it is about our culture and heritage
too."



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st speak and write
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can apply by writ-
explaining their
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professors and/or
information please
Vossen, CTP coor-
ssen@deappel.nl
amas by Ricardo
do". Mr Knowles
his latest interna-
n of oil paintings at
laggio, Thursday,


"November 24 from 9am 3pm.
For a private viewing please con-'
tact shelle@coralwave.com or call'
422.4846 or 362.4323.
Sheldon Saint will be hosting,
an exhibition Friday, December 2,
atRistorante Villaggio, Caves Vil-
lage, West Bay Street from 5prm
to 9pm.
Furniture by Margot Bethel
and jewellry by Nadia Campbell'
will be on display Friday, Decenf-'
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* By JOHN MARQUIS
I t was meant to be a
blameless little book
about the Bahamas'
biggest murder mys-
tery.
It set out to right a few
wrongs and enlighten a new
generation of Bahamians about
a famous case that happened
right in their own home town.
It was never intended to be
an ambitious literary project,
just a modest read for local
consumption. Now, thanks in
part to the Internet, it is creat-
ing interest all over the world.
Suddenly, The Literary
Review of London was on the
phone wanting to know more.
Then The Sunday Telegraph
requested an interview.
A former colleague in Perth,
Western Australia, sent me an
article from his newspaper, the
West Australian, all about my
book. A British website for
journalists called Hold The
Front Page carried a rundown
of my newspaper career. A
Panamanian journalist study-
ing creative writing at a British
university e-mailed to say she is
now engaged in a special pro-
ject all about me.
Staggeringly, the book is up
for sale on Amazon, W H
Smith and a host of other
major specialist websites. Soon
it will be on offer from Barnes
and Noble. It's as though the
entire project has run out of
control.
Another ex-colleague, this
one in Bermuda, e-mailed to
wish me luck. "Hope it's a best-
seller," he said after perusing
the publisher's lavish online
description of my work. And
another in Dubai, in the Mid-
dle East, asked for a photo and
150 words so that he could run
a feature in a new daily news-
paper covering the emirates.
Meanwhile, the old-estab-
lished Nottingham Evening
Post, one of my former papers,
is 'planning to run a full-page
illustrated feature about the
book next week.
However you view it, Blood
ard Fire my re-examination of
the Oakes murder mystery in
Nassau in 1943 is making its
way in the world. And it isn't
even back from the printers
yet!
All this is heady stuff for a
seasoned newsman now past
60 whose literary life began at
the ridiculously early age of 16.
That's when I produced my
first novel and won a three-
guinea prize in a newspaper
writing competition in a now
sadly defunct journal called
The Leicester Illustrated Chron-
icle.
Novel
*The novel, called Angel in
the Mist, was so bad that every
publisher in London turned it
down. I am extremely grateful
they did, for I'm not sure I
could have lived with the
embarrassment. It was dire,
even by the standards of a tyro
teenage novelist.
I wrote two more novels
before I was 22, and one called
The Battles of a Boy Called
Moses was almost accepted by
a Bloomsbury fiction house,
Michael Joseph.
,Had they invested in that
book, instead of merely asking
m'e to send them everything
else I produced, I might well
have become a novelist instead
of a journalist. It would cer-
tainly have been a quieter life,
though probably not as inter-
esting.
Instead, terrified at the
prospect of spending my entire
youth bent over a typewriter
keyboard, I abandoned litera-
ture and concentrated on jour-
nalism. It's a decision I have
not regretted, but I never lost
hope that one day my work
would be preserved in more
rtrmanent form.
i.Now it's between hard cov-
s after a wait of 45 years. In
tlhe annals of literary endeav-
qilr, that must be some kind of
cord. Maybe I deserve a
Iilitzer Prize for tenacity, if
nothing else. Or the Nobel
1lnize for hanging in there. Why
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are these awards handed out
for all the wrong reasons?
Writing has been my life, my
profession, so seeing my name
in print is nothing new. My by-
line has appeared in literally
scores of newspapers and mag-
azines worldwide, from the tiny
Falmouth Packet in Cornwall,
England, to major American
publications like The Boston
Globe.
Journals
Worthy journals like The
Scotsman and London Evening
Standard have carried my
signed feature stories, as have
now long-gone titles like the
Philadelphia Bulletin and
Washington Evening Star. I've
even had clips from The Times
of Malta, the Gibraltar Chron-
icle, the Sarawak Tribune and
small-town US papers like the
Toledo Blade. In addition, dur-
ing my time with Reuters, my
dispatches have rattled through
teleprinters and bounced off
satellites to reach publications
everywhere on earth.
But none of this prepared
me for the unparalleled wonder
of producing a hardcover book
which is due to go on sale all
over the,world. It's been a
scary, unnerving experience.
It all began over lunch at the
Cafe Matisse in Nassau. My
novelist friend James Frew and
I were talking with the pub-
lisher Michael Henry about the
Oakes murder when Mike said
suddenly: "Why don't you
write a book about it?"
Hammering away against a
tight, four-month deadline, I
spent every Saturday producing
a total of more than 80,000
words, making use of knowl-
edge accumulated over 40
years. It was an exhausting, yet
exhilarating, experience.
Blood and Fire is emphati-
cally not a work of scholarship,
nor would I want it to be. One
problem with worthy academic
works is that no-one but acad-
emics wants to read them. The
best I'm hoping for from this,
my literary debut, is for some
bright soul to say: "Wow, I
really enjoyed it!"
In the soundbite age, with
concentration spans drastically


reduced by mindless television,
any author who manages to get
the reader from beginning to
end of a book has something
going for him. I ask for nothing
more.
Meanwhile, I continue to
track my book's progress as
promotional material reaches
more and more publications.
Sixty review copies will be
going out to major news outlets
- and some of them, at least,
will attract the usual flurry of
bouquets and brickbats.
I'm bracing myself for the
onslaught, taking comfort from
Oscar Wilde's contention that
being ignored is the worst hor-
ror of all, and that even severe,
mocking criticism is preferable
to that.
One thing I discovered dur-
ing the summer was that anoth-
er Englishman had also been
pounding out a book about the
Oakes case. It was published
three months ago.
I gather his conclusions differ
radically from mine, but I
shan't hold that against him.
Most astonishing for me is that
- 15 years after the last Oakes
book was published two of us
should produce volumes at
more or less the same time.
Also, unbelievably, I have
now found out that no fewer
than four recently-published
books bear the title Blood and
Fire. One is a sci-fi novel about
a spaceship, another is about.
two brothers in a renowned
reggae group called UB40, and
the third is a hefty tome by for-
mer British politician Roy Hat-
tersley about the founders of
the Salvation Army.
Original
It all goes to show that, in
the world of books, little is new
or original. It's all been done
before.
Nonetheless, Blood and Fire
represents for me a kind of per-
sonal apotheosis, a target
reached. Most of my life's work
lies in mouldering newspaper
files in musty office basements.
Now a piece of it is packaged
between shiny covers to be
savoured, I hope, from Vegas
to Vladivostok, Narvik to Nan-
tucket.


What began as a low-key
project has taken on a life of its
own. BBC's Radio Four has
promised to review it, along
with the Daily Mail in London.
The publisher's consultant edi-
tor described the book as
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Gospel choirs will be competing each Saturday, for a peri-
od of six weeks, at the Braiders Square at Festival Place
on Prince George Wharf. Choirs will be judged on musi-
cianship, group coordination and symmetry, technique,
'"-versatility of chosen song, program choice and presen-
tation of final performance. The choir categories include
ladies, men, mixed voice, youth and groups of choirs. The
competition will commence with preliminaries in Octo-
ber and finals in November and December. One group
Swill be eliminated each Saturday. The selection of the
.(-winning choir is scheduled to take place at the Christmas
,Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 10, at 6pm at Fes-
tival Place.

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

. Ladies Night @ Power Boat Adventures Bar and Grill,
every Saturday. Ladies free, Gents, $10 all night. Bacar-
di Big Apple and other drink specials all night long.

SWild Jungle, each and every Wednesday night @ Club
'Trappers, Nassau's "upscale" gentleman's club. Featur-
ing a female body painting extravaganza. Free body
,painting @ 8 pm. Ladies always welcome. Admission:
-rlen free before 10 pm. Females free. There will be free
food and hors d'oeuvres between 9 and 10 pm. Open
-,until 4 am.
S'adles 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,
1Bay St. The biggest party of the week, pumping all your
Sfavourite hits all night long. Ladies in free before 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.
'brink specials all night long, including karaoke warm-up
drink to get you started. Party from 8pm-until.

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

,; I amp Day Happy Hour @ Topshotters Sports Bar
pyery Wednesday 5pm-8pm. Free appetizers and numer-
. ouss drink specials.

' he Pit @,Bahama Boom, every Thursday. Doors open
at9pm,-showtime 11.30pm. Cover charge $15. $10 with
flyer.

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

iDicky Mo's @ Cable Beach. flavoured Fridays Happy
.Hour, every Friday. Drink specials: Smirnoff Kamikaze
'Shots, $1; Smirnoff Flavoured Martinis, 2 for $10;
SmirnOff Flavoured Mixed Drinks, 3 for $10. Bahamian
iight (#ee admission) every Saturday with live music
from 8 pmn to midnight. Karaoke Sundays from 8pm to
,midnight, $1 shots and dinner specials all night long.

'Twisted Boodah Lounge @ Cafe Segafredo, Charlotte St
-'kicks off Fridays at 6pm with deep house to hard house
'music, featuring CraigBOO, Unkle Funky and Swor-
T' 1'wide on the decks.

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

Sweet S mday 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-
forms solo with special guests Thursday from 9pm mid-
i. night.

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
r, 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.




2020 Bahamas by Ricardo Knowles "Cardo". Mr
Knowles will be hosting his latest international exhibition
of oil paintings at Ristorante Villaggio, Thursday, Novem-
ber 24 from 9am to 3pm. For a. private viewing please
contact shelle@coralwave.com or call 422.4846 or
362.4323.

Sheldon Saint will be hosting an exhibition Friday,
December 2, at Ristorante Villaggio, Caves Village,
West Bay Street from 5pm to 9pm.

Furniture-by Margot Bethel and jewellery by Nadia
Campbell will be on display Friday, December 9, at
PopopStudios Gallery, Dunmore Lane, Chippingham
from 6:30pm 9:30pmr

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 col-
lections 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, Dor-
man 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.

The Central Bank of the Bahamas is hosting its 22nd
Annual 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 any of the sessions should contact the


NAGB.


The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (NAGB) will
be hosting a series of workshops throughout Novem-
ber. Persons interested in attending any of the sessions
should contact the NAGB.

Youth Workshop: Mural Painting on Saturday Novem-
ber 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 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 national collection,
including recent acquisitions by Blue. Curry, Antonius
Roberts and Dionne Benjamin-Smith. Call 328-5800 to
book tpurs. This exhibition closes February 28, 2006.

The lNassan Music Society would like to remind the
publicdf the concerts that will take place for their: "FES-
TIVAL OF RUSSIAN ARTISTS 2006". The Natalie
Gutman Quartet, January 13 @ Government House and
January 14 @ St Paul's Church Hall, Lyford Cay. Natal-
ie 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 daugh-
ter 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 concert for adults.
February 26 @ Old Fort Bay Club, Buckners private
residence (Quintet). February 27 @ Christ Church Cathe-
dral (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.


grapes 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 cho-
lesterol 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 Sat-
urday, 2.30pm (except August and December) @ the
Nursing School, Grosvenor Close, Shirley Street.

Doctors Hospital, the official training centre of the
American Heart Association offers CPR classes certified
by the AHA. The course defines the warning signs of res-
piratory 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-lpm. Con-
tact a Doctors Hospital Community Training Repre-
sentative at 302-4732 for more information and learn
to save a life today.

REACH Resources & Education for Autism and relat-
ed Challenges meets from 7pm- 9pm the second Thurs-
day 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 be. hosting a pre-
sentation by Lionel Levine, entitled: "What will be Sir
Stafford Sands' niche in Bahamian History?" The meet-
ing is scheduled for December 1 @ 6pm at the museum
on Shirley Street and Elizabeth Avenue. The 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 Whit-
ney Pinder Building, Collins Ave.
Club 2437 meets every second, fourth and fifth Wednes-
day at the J Whitney Pinder Building, Collins Ave at
6pm. Club 612315 meets Monday 6pm @ Wyndham
Nassau Resort, Cable Beach. Club 753494 meets every
Wednesday, 6pm-8pm in the Solomon's Building, East-
West Highway. Club 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
room.

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

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

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

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


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audience's interest.
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gold has not only managed t6,
keep a tight reign on the story,
he certainly knows how to..
bring a concert scene to the big
screen.
The live music moments are
incredibly authentic, with the
frenzied audience and the,
thundering bass perfectly:
realised.
The real strength of tfe.
movie, however, is its stars. -.
Joaquin Phoenix is an:
inspired casting choice as Cash,
- he perfectly captures the:
intensity, the mannerisms afid:
the voice and never lapses into:
impersonation. And in the q.i-;
eter moments, he manages to,
portray a subtle and well
observed vulnerability to corn-.
plete this riveting performance.:
Reese Witherspoon as Juhe:
Carter, the singer who captured
Cash's heart, is equally strong
and the stirring scenes featuir-,
ing the two of them on stage
will lift the hairs on the back'pf
your neck.
Walk the Line is a great night
at the movies for both fans of
Johnny Cash and those who
don't know his story.
Go and see it and, ever( if
country music isn't your thipg,
you'll find it almost impossible
to stop your foot tapping
throughout its highly enter-
taining running time. ,


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Tribune Feature Writer
Nassau party lovers will
get an opportunity to
experience one of
Miami's hottest party
combinations on Sat-
urday, December 17, when E2 Enter-
tainment and Guinness invite the Tri-
ni South Boyz of Miami to bring their
premiere party, "Madhouse", to
Bahamian shores.
E2, a Bahamian company headed
by Rembrandt Taylor and Donnaveo
Sherman, has participated in the Mad-
house weekly parties in Miami, and
thought of a way to bring the exciting
event, that features three parties in
one, to Nassau. After discussions with
party organisers in Miami, it has final-
ly become a reality, though the com-
pany hasn't worked out the 'minor'
details of location and cover charge
yet.
"For seven years, Madhouse has
been one of the biggest parties in Mia-
mi. But the vibe we are bringing, with
getting Madhouse here, is that Mad-
house is a party, not a place," Sher-
man told Tribune Entertainment.
"So you can come out to a party
that has three-in-one. If you're a hip-
hop fanatic, you have a party there
for you, if you're a socavivor, you have
your music, and if you love reggae,
you have your party."
Organisers
Party organisers originally adver-
tised that Club Waterloo would be
the venue, according to Sherman how-
ever, that has now changed, and the
group is in search of a new party
venue.
While ladies will be free before
llpm, they haven't get a price for
admission just yet. "We haven't decid-
ed on that yet, but it'll probably be in
the range of $25 to $30. I know that


it's gonna be affordable and you'll get
value for your money. You are getting
a party and a concept," said the pro-
moter, who also noted that other
events charging more than $30 still do
not offer the 3-in-1 feature of the
Madhouse event.
Location
Whatever the location and whatev-
er the price, E2 is expecting a huge
crowd since many Bahamians are
familiar with Madhouse, especially
Bahamian college students. And those
who have not heard about the party
phenomena that has become very
popular will not be disappointed. DJs
who play at the actual event in Miami
will be in .town, with music provided
by Money D, Giselle D'Wassi One,
House Arrest, Street League; and
Bahamians, the Mighty Pencil and DJ
Fynes.
Trini South Boyz got started in
November 1994, when two ambitious,
culture-loving young men from South
Trinidad came together and decided
to revolutionize the Caribbean enter-
tainment scene in South Miami. The
plan was to bring a 'back home' party
experience to Miami, and create a nos-
talgic atmosphere in which homesick
West Indians could congregate and
feel proud.
While Bahamians who attend Mad-
house in Nassau will not be trying to
ease their homesickness on Decem-
ber 17, the event will have the same
intensity as if it was being held in Mia-
mi, E2 promises.
"I have watched and nurtured and
supported this entity from conception
because I believe in the product and I
believe in my culture. I am the front-
'line cheerleader, the mouth piece, the
personality and the biggest critic of
all because I stand behind, my com-
mitment to take us all to the next lev-
el," said Trini South Boyz DJ, Giselle
D'Wassi One, on the group's website.


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