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Electrical union


in row over


members' pay


* By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Bahamas Electrical
Workers Union (BEWU) will
"play it by ear" on whether to
take industrial action today in
response to a pay row.
Stephano Greene, BEWU
secretary general, said the union
had not resolved its dispute over
BEC's alleged decision to ille-
gally cut members' pay.
Mr Greene on Friday
claimed the pay cut was illegal,
as the BEWU is still in negoti-
ations with the government
over a number of outstanding
disputes between the union and
BEC.
Mr Greene said: "(Today) is
going to be played by ear. I
can't say for sure if there is
going to be some industrial
action. Like I indicated on Fri-
day, the members themselves
wanted to take action and we
were able to stop them. I'm not
sure what is going to happen
(today)."
Responding to the union's
claims, Kevin Basden, BEC's
general manager, said some
employees would not have been
paid for the time when they
walked off their jobs.
"They took action that was
considered to be illegal and
unwarranted. They walked off
the job and for that time period
they were not paid," said Mr
Basden.
Mr Greene said BEWU pres-
ident Dennis Williams spoke
with Labour Minister Vincent
Peet on Friday morning and
afternoon. However, he said,
the union did not get a positive


resolution to the matter.
Mr Greene said the union is
hoping it can meet with Mr Peet
today.
Mr Peet told The Tribune
yesterday: "I am always avail-
able to the union and meet with
them all the time. If there is a
need to meet, certainly I will
meet."
Yesterday, Mr Greene made
further claims that the corpo-
ration had illegally denied med-
ical sick certificates from
employees.
"Employees who brought in
sick certificates, which were for
the time we were demonstrat-
ing, and employees that brought
in sick certificates for the time
after the demonstration all of
those sick certificates were
denied by the corporation.
"It's is a direct violation of
the employment act and we
intend to take legal action
against the corporation as it
relates to that," said Mr Greene.
Mr Basden said: "The union
advised persons to walk off the
job without following due
process, and those persons who
walked off the job and did not
work were not paid for being
off the job.
"The union caused action
against the corporation,
employees were pulled away
from the job on action called
by the union. It's amazing to
hear now that employees were
sick, when there were, in fact,
many of them standing around
and off the job intentionally."
Mr Greene also claimed that
the corporation illegally cut per-
sons who brought in medical
sick certificates.


Ministry denies film

industry is at risk


Man in

hospital

after

shooting

By TIFFANY GRANT.
Tribune Staff Reporter
A YOUNG man is seriously
ill in hospital after being shot
while fleeing the scene of an
argument, police revealed last
night.
The victim, from Palm Beach
Street, received bullet wounds
to the body. The gunman was
known to him, police claim.
At around lam on Sunday,
the 25-year-old man was walk-
ing in the Palm Beach Street
area when he was approached
by a man. Both got into an
argument which resulted in the
suspect pulling out a handgun.
"The 25-year-old ran and as
he ran several shots were fired.
The 25-year-old was struck
about the body a couple of
times," said press liaison offi-
cer Inspector Walter Evans.
Police say they don't know
what the argument was about,
but the suspect remains at large.
Four men in their early
twenties are in police custody
after they were found in a bushy
area with a shotgun with live
rounds of ammunition and sus-
pected illegal drugs.
According to Mr Evans,
police were on patrol near
Winder's Terrace, Kennedy
Sub-division, when they saw a
group of men sitting in a bushy
area.
Officers conducted a search
and found a sawn-off shotgun
with five live rounds of ammu-
nition. Twenty-nine small pack-
ets of suspected marijuana were
also found.
Police said the men range in
age from 24 to 28 years old.
Three of the suspects are from
Kennedy Sub-division. The oth-
er lives at Pinewood Gardens.
Investigations are continuing.


Straw Market vendors

condemn government


* By KARAN MINNIS
Tribune Staff Reporter
DESPITE claims that inter-
national film-makers will be
"pulling out" of the Bahamas,
the Ministry of Tourism in
Grand Bahama does not feel
the local film industry is at
stake.


Last week a local media
house said about $20,000
worth of equipment and
cheques belonging to crew of
the 'Pirates of the Caribbean'
film project were stolen from a
Grand Bahama hotel.
It was also claimed that
SEE page 13


* By KARAN MINNIS
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE "backbone of the
nation" has suffered in its
fight to survive while politi-
cians abuse the situation
for their own personal gain,
said Bay Street straw vendors


on Saturday.
Luke Small, former youth
president of the straw market,
said digging the foundation
for the new Bay Street straw
market is simply a plot for
political gain.
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Police official: weapons coming




to the Bahamas from many places


* By SAMORA J
ST ROSE
Features Sub-Editor
AN "UNSTABLE" place
like Haiti "makes it easy" for
unscrupulous drug traffickers
to smuggle high-powered
AK-47 assault rifles across
the Bahamas, a top police
official has said after one was
found with ammunition on a
sloop in the Arawak Cay area
earlier this month.
The policeman, who didn't
wish to be identified, said
local authorities "have docu-
mented that guns are coming
to the Bahamas from a num-
ber of destinations outside of
the Bahamas, including the
United States, South Ameri-
ca and Haiti."
He said this almost a week
after Central Detective Unit
(CDU) officers acting on a
tip-off -reportedly confiscat-
ed an AK-47 and two maga-
zines containing live rounds
of ammunition which were
discovered on a sloop docked
on the western side of
Arawak Cay.
However, according to the
officer, "weapons found in
the Bahamas come from
many places...the United


States, following the drug
trade from South America."
"We know from our intelli-
gence that these weapons are
coming in. through the drug
trade from South America,
that's one route, the US and
Haiti. The country (Haiti) is
very unstable so there are all
kinds of things going on there
right now," he said.
Earlier this week, an
anonymous Nassau resident
praised CDU officers for risk-
ing their lives each day in an
effort to rid the street's of
firearms, especially the pow-
erful AK-47 assault rifles.
But the man said he "would
like to know" where these
powerful firearms were com-
ing from and asked whether
they were being smuggled
into the Bahamas by crimi-
nals.


"Every now and then I read
the paper and see that police
took some more guns off the
streets.. They are doing a
good job but I would like to
know where these big
firearms are coming from.
Are they being smuggled
across our waters?" asked the
man.
He telephoned the news-
paper saying that he wanted
to talk to somebody about a
"serious situation in this
country."
"I say that because we cer-
tainly don't manufacture AK-
47s here and I believe these
weapons are easy to buy in
the (United) States...The last
one they confiscated was
found on a sloop by Arawak
Cay. Confiscating the
weapons is great but we need
to figure out where they are


coming from," said the man.
On Thursday, a'reliable
police source confirmed that
the seizure of AK-47s by
CDU officers is a regular
occurrence in the Bahamas.
"They (Central Detective
Unit officers) are always con-
fiscating those types of
firearms iin the
Bahamas...there's no news to
that," said the source.
The AK-47 assault rifle,
developed for motorised
infantry, was adopted for ser-
vice with the Soviet Army in
1949, according to Impact-
guns.com.
With a magazine capacity
of 30 rounds and fire rate of
600 rounds per minute, the
weapon has a killing range of
1,500 metres and weighs 4,876
grams with a loaded maga-
zine, said the website.








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0 In brief

BEC makes

apology

for outages
BEC has apologised for power
outages in New Providence over the
weekend the result of problems
caused by an upgrading project.
The blackouts hit parts of the
island on Saturday night and Sunday
morning during repairs at a major
sub-station.
The work, part of preparations
for a major system upgrade,
involved high-voltage switching at
Blue Hills.
At about 11pm on Saturday, the
sub-station had to be "de-energised"
for a time, so most New Providence
consumers were supplied from one
system.
Meanwhile, some demand was
temporarily transferred to another
system to prevent any disruption in
service.
"Unfortunately, some other prob-
lems arose with those temporary
systems that resulted in outages in
various areas of New Providence on
Saturday night and Sunday morn-
ing," said a BEC statement.
"Some areas may have experi-
enced more than one outage. How-
ever, by 11am on Sunday everything
was finished and all consumers in
New Providence were back on."
BEC apologised for any incon-
venience caused. "The corporation
wants to assure all of its customers
that an uninterrupted supply of pow-
er is our priority," said the state-
ment.


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* By KARAN MINNIS
Tribune Staff Reporter
SEVERAL health issues have been
raised by vendors in the Bay Street
straw market.
One of them, Beverly Smith, said
that since moving to the market's tem-
porary location, she and several oth-
er vendors had ben, experiencing
grave health problems.
"Since coming under here I have
got arthritis," she said. "The cramped


* By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter

LEADER of the FNM
Hubert Ingraham is sched-
uled to be sworn in as the
leader of Her Majesty's offi-
cial opposition this after-
noon.
At Government House,
Mr Ingraham is expected to
be sworn in to this post by
Governor General Dame Ivy
Dumont at 5pm.
At the short ceremony, Mr
Ingraham will take the oath
of allegiance.
Earlier this month, Mr
Ingraham was elected as par-
ty leader at the FNM's
national convention. He
defeated Senator Tommy
Turnquest and Dion Foulkes
in the leadership race.
Mr Ingraham had said that
his return as leader of the


areas, and having nowhere to move,
haven't helped the situation.
"To add to that when it rains this
whole area, the whole floor, is high
with water and that just makes us
sick.
"Can you imagine three people in
one area with the cold in here. Soon
everyone ga have it."
According to another vendor, com-
plaints such as this are not uncom-
mon.
"Persons have said to me that they


party was the "most difficult
decision he had to make in
his life." However, he said, it
was his duty to come back.
Mr Ingraham will replace
the party's current House
leader, MP for North Aba-
co Alvin Smith.
Mr Smith has said he plans
to gladly step down to allow
Mr Ingraham to lead the


cannot work under this tent any more
due to doctor's orders," she said.
"The heat and the stress of the con-
gested area has caused persons to
have strokes, and to have high blood
pressure just to name a few. I myself
have fainted in here from the heat,"
she said. "But all we can do is pray
for a brighter day."
Other vendors complained of the
bathroom facilities, saying they were
also causing problems for vendors.
In September, 2001, the straw mar-


opposition in the House. He
said they have full confi-
dence in the former prime
minister.
In an interview with. The
Tribune on Saturday, Brent
Symonette, deputy leader of
the FNM, said the party is
"fully united" behind the
leadership of Mr Ingraham.
"The (FNM) rally that


you saw on Tuesday night,
the number of persons that
attended, the hype and the
whole atmosphere there
shows that the party is very
happy that Mr Ingraham has
come back. (The party) is
fully united behind his lead-
ership and is looking forward
to the campaign which has
begun," said Mr Symonette.


ket was destroyed by fire, which h;
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Ministry of Tourism offices, Bea'
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among other buildings.
As a temporary alternative, vei
dors were relocated to the form
Bay Street parking lot of th
Bahamas Electricity Corporation i
October, 2001, which has serve.
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ket.


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What was behind Keod Smith outburst


THE RUMPUS in the hour-long session of
the House last week did not make much sense
to onlookers. When Mount Moriah MP Keod
Smith, in a highly agitated state, rose on the
motion for adjournment to beg the Speaker's
protection against comments made by former
prime minister Hubert Ingraham about his
nationality, reporters wondered what he was
talking about.
Tribune reporters and we had two in the
House had not heard Mr Ingraham refer
to anyone's nationality before he left the cham-
ber. They could only assume that they had
missed something that had been said earlier
sotto voce between the two men.
Reporters pay little attention to what mem-
bers say while sitting, because they are not
allowed to report it. However, in future we
shall be forced to report comments made by a
member from his seat if it sparks a debate on
the floor. To ignore it would be to give an
unbalanced, and possibly unfair report. Nev-
ertheless, in this instance, with members' micro-
phones off, reporters could not hear the
exchange in question.
There seemed to be agitation in that corner
of the House all Wednesday morning, one of
our reporters said. She was referring to the
northeastern corner of the House where Mr
Ingraham sits, with Mr Smith just behind him.
However, according to the reporter, it was
Montagu MP Brent Symonette who seemed
to be taking most of the heat from some of
government's jeering backbenchers.
Recalling the event, another reporter said
she thought it strange when Kenyatta Gibson,
who was sitting on the western side of the
House that morning got up, and instead of
going downstairs where, as chairman of the
Gaming Board, he was due to sign a contract
with the union at 11am,Tiemovedto the east-
ern side of the House and took his usual seat
between Sidney Stubbs and Keod Smith. The
signing took place after the House closed an
hour and a half behind schedule.
In hindsight our reporter could only assume
that Kenyatta Gibson knew that Mr Smith was
going to make a statement and was there to
support him, which he did in the shouting
exchange that followed.
Later, a House member sitting not too far
from Mr Ingraham told us what had taken
place. Mr Ingraham, he said, stood up to inform
the Speaker that at 5pm today he would be
sworn in as House Opposition leader by the
Governor-General. As he sat down, Keod
Smith, who was also sitting, remarked: "Let


the blood-letting begin!"
To which Mr Ingraham retorted that no
Bahamian blood would be spilled in this place
"because we are not like that."
Mr Ingraham then left the chamber. Shortly
afterwards the motion was put to adjourn the
House, whereupon Keod Smith rose.
We doubt that the average person, even it
they had heard Mr Ingraham's comment would
have attributed anything sinister to it, but obvi-
ously with Keod Smith it hit a very raw nerve.
He interpreted the words -"because we are
not like that" to infer that Mr Ingraham
was saying that he was not a Bahamian.
In a statement to the press to point out that
what he had to say was taken out of context,
Mr Ingraham confirmed that he believed Mr
Smith's comments about the letting of blood
was very "un-Bahamian." He pointed out: "We
are a democracy and we had many things hap-
pen in the Bahamas the PLP beat UBP, the
FNM beat the PLP, and we have had all sorts
of different opinions voiced in this country
and we have not had blood shed."
He might also have pointed out that in 1956
when emotions were at fever pitch, racial dis-
crimination in public places also ended without
a drop of blood.
Keod Smith complained that Mr Ingraham's
remarks "were not only unparliamentary, .but
false and cowardly because the honourable
member refused to stand and do it on the
floor."
If that is so Mr Smith another "hon-
ourable member" must also have been cow-
ardly because he.also made his blood-letting
remarks, which invited Mr Ingraham's reply,
from his seat and not from the floor.
Mr Smith's outburst in the House has
brought whatever is bothering him out into
the open. It has started tongues wagging in
earnest. We are getting calls from persons who
want to know who Mr Smith's forebears are
and why anyone would question his Bahamian
roots. We have no answers, because frankly
we do not know.
"I'm not going to stand him (Mr Ingraham)
throwing aspersions on me, my family, my her-
itage and all of the ancestors that I have that I
stand behind," Mr Smith told the Speaker.
Now that he has brought the issue out in the
open, we suggest Mr Smith grant an interview
and introduce his family to the public.
After all, as he says he is proud of his fami-
ly and has nothing to be ashamed of, it is only
by talking openly about his proud heritage that
he can put the cruel sip-sip machine to rest.


The reason


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EDITOR, The Tribune
THE leadership of the Coali-
tion for Democratic Reform
was primarily made up of PLP
supporters who left the party
on a matter of principle. Led
by Dr Bernard Nottage, we did
not join any other political par-
ty, nor did we retire into the
sunset as some may have hoped
but, rather, we took the pru-
dent initiative to break new
ground and structure a new
political entity; incorporating
the ideals, principles and
reforms we thought to be nec-
essary for the country's forward-
anrcaupWarthruist in this 21st.
century.
We did what we did, in our
view, with the best interest of
the Bahamian people as our pri-
mary objective. Coming to grips
with some very fundamental
realities, after losing miserably
in the 2002 General Elections,
we agreed, as a party, that it was
probably true that it would be a
very slow process, getting the
Bahamian people to accept the
CDR as a viable political force
and a party they could trust the
reigns of governance to. We
agreed that 20 to 25 years to
achieve those goals was not an
unrealistic probability, hence the
decision in February 2005 to
meet in conclave and decide the
way forward. Whatever we do in
life should always make sense
and we didn't think that it made
much sense holding on to a
political dream which probably
would never become a reality.
Political parties exist with one
goal in mind and that is to
become. the government;
becoming the government gives
you the 'on-ly opportunity to
implemfient your plans for
improving the lives of the peo-
ple you serve; not much can be
accomplished sitting on the
sidelines. The CDR had two
options in our view; stay the
course and become a mere
political pressure group or con-
summate an arrangement with
one of the major political par-
ties; we chose to pursue the lat-
ter and gave ourselves nine
months within which to accom-
plish this goal. The CDR
accomplished its objective with
the arrangements concluded
with the PLP and it's now his-
tory.
Personally, the FNM, espe-
cially after the re-election of
Hubert Ingraham, Leader, and
the emergence of Brent Symon-
Tette, Deputy Leader, was not
an option for me. The general
mindset of the movers and
shakers in that organisation,
from its inception, has never


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been, first and foremost, the
welfare of the small man. It has
always been perceived to be a
club for the rich.
It cannot be denied that the
return of Dr Bernard Nottage,
along with almost 100 CDR
hierarchy members and other
supporters to the fold of the
Progressive Liberal Party, puts
another nail in the coffin of the
FNM; and their chance of win-.
.ning the next general election
is very slim to none.
Since walking into that con-
vention hall last week, indicat-
ing my return to the PLP, I have
been inundated with hugs, kiss-
es and telephone calls, welcom-
ing me back home. Persons who
said they had no intentions of
even voting in the upcoming
elections have now indicated a
change of mind and say they
are now energised to get
involved to ensure the return
of the PLP as the government.


I have .been asked, whether
my going .back to the PLP
means that there is nothing
more in the organisation with
. which I disagree; no that is not
what it means. What it does
mean, in fact, is that I, along
with all the other CDR sup-
porters (100 or more), including
Dr Nottage, feel that the coun-
try's best chance for good gov-
ernance lies with the PLP and
we will be able to contribute to
the leadership in that regard.
If you were at my church on
Sunday, and saw the hugs, kiss-
es and well wishes I received,
after the service, you would
have really thought I was some
celebrity. The PLP will be a far
more formidable and credible,
force with our return and I am
happy to be back!
Thank you all for the warm,
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An apology owed


EDITOR, The Tribune
THANK you very much
for your editorial in today's
journal, titled "What Back-
wardness!" Please publish my
observations.
I have watched the PLP
Convention closely and I was
shocked, appalled, embar-
rassed and downright dis-
gusted at the hateful and
racist comments, jeers and
figurative language, hurled at
Brent Symonetle (who, by
the way, is the parliamentary
representative of the area in
which I live), and the FNM,
generally, from the lips of
persons who want to be
regarded as "leaders" of this
nation.
People who are under 40
years old have no experience
with the UBP. For them, that
era is history.
When I was a boy, Brent
Symonette's father was, as I
recall, the member of parlia-
ment for Centreville/Collins
Avenue/Shirley Heights, and
he was a representative of the
highest order, as I recall, and
much of "a father" to families
in his constituency, black and
white, including my family liv-
ing on Mount Royal Avenue.
He was quite unlike repre-
sentatives and would-be rep-
resentative after him, who
would go to St. George's.
Church to pray every time
election was approaching, and
be photographed there, or
others known for antics such
as physically falling upon


Isheville


their knees before elderly
families begging for votes,
and then disappearing until
next election time.
The PLP party owes Brent
Symonette a very public and
official apology, quite aside
from politics.
I have lost respect for each
and every speaker who
showed what was truly with-
in their heart by stirring tip
the community in racial
hatred. I am only one per-
son, I know that. I also lost
much of the message of their
achievements and their plans.
They do as others did before
them, and, perhaps, will
receive the same reward.
God is not a "poppy,
show". On the one hand, the
Hon. Deputy Prime Minister
is trying to show the nation a
better way a way of love,
indeed the Jesus way. Vari-
ous of her colleagues are full
of the devil, and show it on
national radio and television,
by the fruit of their lips. Then
they turn around and criti-
cise others, in other parties,
etc, for being ungodly! My
friends, God is not a "pop-
py-show", and his workings
are often mysterious
(Romans 11:34-36).
In describing the PLP con-
vention sessions, someone
accurately said it it was
j..ust like. old times. God help
us!

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Municipal government needed



to redevelop downtown


THE PLP's plans for a
redevelopment of the
city of Nassau, as outlined in
the Prime Minister's conven-
tion speech, could not have
come at a more opportune
time.
As the country looks poised
for its largest ever investment
boom, the public and touristic
centre of Nassau remains an
eyesore in many places.
A visitor by sea to this island
could be forgiven for wondering
whether we who reside in and
run the place know the first
things about zoning and urban
planning.
Where the cruise docks end
abruptly, a series of warehouses
and shipping companies occu-
py what is likely among the
most valuable real estate in the
country. Their presence in turn
leads to traffic bottlenecks, as
huge, loud trucks leaking sand
and other cargo shuffle to and
fro along Bay Street.
Further to the east, just adja-
cent to a bridge carrying guests
to a multi-billion dollar resort,
an old wreck of a dock,
destroyed in a hurricane that
passed through some years ago,
sits half-submerged amidst the
sunken remains of boats. Packs
of mangy dogs hang around the
smelly entrance to a run down
'market' area just at the point
where tourists' first introduc-
tion to this side of the bridge
begins.
In !any well-run city, the
municipal authorities would
face the justified ire of the many
stakeholders, including those
who have invested billions in
the tourist industry. They would
be called to account for their


inertia and lack of foresight and
would probably be replaced
every few months until a rea-
sonably competent set was
found.
But this, .alas, is the
Bahamas, where there are no
municipal officials to call to
account, and where central
governments continue to
delude themselves that they are


capable single-handedly of run-
ning a city that hosts millions of
visitors a year.

Why they continue to
fail is clear
enough. It has to do with the
inability of central (political)
governments to take local
decisions based upon the
greater common good for the
locality itself. Unlike a mayor
or a city manager, a central
government's main concern is
pitching all of their initiatives
to the broader political elec-
torate.
So the fact that it is from the
governing party's national polit-
ical convention that we were
apprised of the latest plan is
itself a troubling sign. It points
us back to all the previous,
much-vaunted but doomed
attempts by governments to do
something with the Bay Street
area for which they could take
credit.
It also suggests the danger
that the same politicisation that
undermined previous initiatives
will soon enough emerge again.
And this is something to which
no central government is resis-
tant.

f we recall, it took the last
government just about all
of the political will it could
muster to confront the taxi dri-
vers' resistance to an organised
call-up system for the dock.
Perhaps with that experience
in mind, the FNM was there-
after overly careful not to alien-
ate the shipping companies and
other interests that stood in the
way of a much-discussed rede-


velopment of the whole water-
front from East Street to the
Church Street bridge. So it nev-
er happened.
As for the present govern-
ment, it remains to be seen how
quickly all their talk of a plan
for the city will falter before the
cold hard realities of politics.
What is clear is that, like all of
its predecessors, the PLP has


PERSPECTIVES
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ANDR


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absolutely no plan for transfer-
ring any real power and respon-
sibility for the overall manage-
ment of the city away from
itself. That, presumably, would
involve too much political risk.
It is, however, the only real
hope of achieving a permanent
solution to the problems of the


AL L E N
ception that things had become


It remains to
be seen how
quickly all
their talk of a


intolerably bad for a city that plan for the
simply had no co-ordinated
management city will falter

H ere in The Bahamas, before the
our political leaders COld hard
seem to have decided that a realities of
realities of


Central governments simply
have too broad and convoluted
a constituency, and are too
plagued by extraneous
political considerations, to
keep up the kind of steady
commitment that the
management of a city requires.
Britain learned that lesson
over a decade of fast economic
growth that also saw the
quality of its capital's services
deteriorate immensely.


city, by insulating its manage-
ment from national party poli-
tics. That makes it a bullet
worth biting.

C entral governments
simply have too broad
and convoluted a constituency,
and are too plagued by extra-
neous political considerations,
to keep up the kind of steady
commitment that the manage-
ment of a city requires. Britain
learned that lesson over a
decade of fast economic growth
that also saw the quality of its
capital's services deteriorate
immensely.
When Mrs Thatcher took
apart the Greater London
Council in the 1980s, she
thought she was getting rid of a
nuisance body that served no
real purpose other than to
oppose her policies for the cap-
ital.
She thought, too, that, as the
centre of a massive national
bureaucracy and government,
London required no separate
administrative organisation.
How wrong she was. When
Mr Blair gave London back its
local government (under Mrs
Thatcher's old nemesis, Ken
Livingstone) it was in part a
reaction to the widespread per-


robust economy, fuelled by
foreign investment, will be
enough to buy them the polit-
ical mileage to do what all of
their predecessors failed to do
and redevelop the city of Nas-
sau as a 'world-class port
metropolis without delegating
its management to a munici-
pal authority.
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PAGE 6, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2005


THE TRIBUNE


The Commonwealth: relevant or relic?


* By Sir Ronald Sanders
/ The writer is a business exec-
u'ive and former Caribbean
di plomat who publishes widely
o.: Small States in the global
community).

THE shortest meeting of
Heads of Government
in the history of the Common-
wealth, a voluntary association
of 53 countries, was held in Mal-
ta from 25th to 27th November
amid questions about the rele-
vince of the grouping.
Commonwealth membership
is drawn from every continent
of the world, comprising a third
of the world's population and
a fifth of global trade even
though the majority of its mem-
bers are small states from
Africa, the Caribbean and the
Pacific (ACP)
The brevity of the meeting,
anid a number of apparent con-
tradictions between the princi-
ples to which the Common-
m health says it is committed and
the practices of some of its
countries, helped to fuel the
d -bate over whether it is rele-
v nt in today's world or a relic
o: the past.
So, is this grouping of Britain
an d its former colonies (except
( ameroon and Mozambique)
ol any relevance in a world
v, here tensions and conflicts
between developed and devel-
oping countries are the underlay
to international relations?
Unquestionably, it is, though,
arguably, it needs to return to
ii s roots and strengthen the ele-
ments that made it distinctive
in the past, and allowed it to
contribute to world peace and
st ability.
One of its past strengths was
the time devoted by Heads of
Government to seek solutions
to world issues together.
Apartheid fell in South Africa,
and democracy spread across
many regions as a result of the
Commonwealth's efforts.
In the past, the Heads would
go on a "retreat" from Friday
afternoon to Sunday evening.
Leaving their officials behind,
the retreat provided an impor-
tant opportunity for the Heads
to meet each other informally
and without an audience to


either exchange ideas together
or to speak frankly with each
other about a range of issues
that impact the world.
Because they represented
rich and poor countries, Mus-
lim and Christian religions, Bud-
dhist and Hindu faiths, black
and white people, and every
region in the world, they were
uniquely placed to devise solu-
tions to the world's problems
that could be jointly advanced.
As a former Secretary-Gen-
eral, Sir Shridath "Sonny" Ram-
phal, put it: "The Common-
wealth cannot negotiate for the


Apartheid
fell in South
Africa, and
democracy
spread across
many regions
as a result of
the Common-
wealth's
efforts.


world, but it can help the world
to negotiate".
The Head of the Common-
wealth, Queen Elizabeth II -
Monarch of Britain and several
other Commonwealth countries
- summed up this very impor-
tant aspect of the grouping at
the Opening of the meeting in
Malta, when she said: "These
Commonwealth Heads of Gov-
ernment gatherings remain
unique occasions for network-
ing; providing the opportunity
to share experiences, to learn
from each other, to test ideas,
and to talk as a gathering of
like-minded colleagues".

But, the entire Malta
meeting took up the
time that used to be dedicated
to the retreat alone.
This is a development much
to be regretted, for much came
out of the informal contacts


among Heads of Government
alone, and many problems were
either put to rest or their solu-
tions devised. In addition,
friendships were formed
between Heads of Government
across the globe, making it eas-
ier for their countries to work
together or to promote com-
mon causes across regions.
Nothing more exemplifies the
absence of such understanding
among Heads in Malta than the
fact that the Communiqu6 of
the meeting was scheduled to
be released to the public before
a shortened "retreat" of Heads
discussed crucial trade issues.
Reportedly, Guyana's Presi-
dent Bharrat Jagdeo objected
stating quite rightly that tthe
Communique should reflect the
actual discussion of the Heads,
not what officials anticipated
they would say.
The Guyana President was
particularly agitated over a deci-
sion taken on the eve of the
Commonwealth conference by
the European Union (EU) to
cut the price paid for sugar from
African, Caribbean and Pacific
countries and to pay higher
compensation for losses to
European beet sugar producers
than would be offered to the
ACP group. He was supported
by several other Heads of Gov-
ernment.
In the face of such strength
of feeling, the Communiqu6
was delayed until after the
retreat where it was expected
that the matter would be fully
ventilated with the British
Prime Minister Tony Blair as
current President of the EU.
ACP countries would also
have been interested in the views
of John Howard, the Australian
Prime Minister, whose govern-
ment along with the govern-
ments of Brazil and Argentina
had sought a ruling against the
EU at the World Trade Organi-
sation (WTO) for subsidising its
beet sugar exports and, there-
fore, enjoying a competitive
advantage on the world market.
The EU used the WTO deci-
sion, which went against it, not
only to cut the prices paid to its
own beet sugar producers but
to chop the price paid to ACP
sugar-cane producers as well.
In the event, this was not a
matter for perfunctory discus-


sion. It deserved the time that
the collectively creativity of 53
Commonwealth Heads of gov-
ernment could have given
it. And, the private discussion
should have been widened to
address the full range of trade
issues that now threaten the suc-
cess of the WTO ministerial
meeting to be held in Hong
Kong in a few weeks.
At the Commonwealth
meeting were key players in the
WTO trade negotiations, prin-
cipally Britain, Australia and
India. Canada, South Africa and
Nigeria were also there, as well
as a large slice of the ACP
countries. If there was ever a
group that could be created to
help negotiate the world
through the mire of the current
stagnant trade talks, this was it.
But, it didn't happen. The
opportunity "to build on the
consensus of the past and to
identify new opportunities for
the future", about which Queen
Elizabeth spoke at the opening
of the Conference, was lost.

This should be a matter
for disappointment to
the Commonwealth itself as
much as it is to strong support-
ers of the organisation.
And, there are those strong
supporters. Eighty-five civil
society organisations operate
across the globe in the name of
the Commonwealth. They are
organisations of lawyers, nurses,
engineers, voluntary workers
who educate deprived children,
and many more besides.
They believe that the Com-
monwealth is a distinctive group
- rooted in historical connec-
tions, nurtured by common laws,
an appreciation of their cultural
diversity, and bound by respect
for common principles. Among
those principles are "a commit-
ment to protect democracy and
democratic processes, and fun-
damental human rights".


* SIR Ronald Sanders


Those who disparage the
Commonwealth have seized
upon breaches of these princi-
ples to question the relevance of
the organisation.
In Uganda, President Yoweri

Those who
disparage the
Common-
wealth have
seized upon
breaches of
these princi-
ples to ques-
tion the rele-
vance of the
organisation.

Museveni has brought charges
of treason and terrorism against
the opposition leader, Kizza
Besigye. Mr Besigye returned
from exile to challenge Mr
Museveni in next year's presi-
dential election.
CurrentCommonwealthSec-


retary-General, Don McKin-r
non, has made it clear to Mr
Museveni that the arrest and
military trial of the opposition
leader "is leaving a lot of people
disturbed". Britain's Prime Min-
ister has also let his concerns
be known both to the Ugandan
President and publicly. "
The two other incidents that
fuel the questioning of the
Commonwealth are: the firing
by the Kenya President of his
entire Cabinet after losing a ref-
erendum to change the consti-
tution, raising fears of authori-
tarian rule; and the jailing for
10 years of a political opponent
of President Abdul Gayoom of
the Maldives after a trial regard-
ed as politically motivated.
But, the fact that they are
breaches of Commonwealthf
principles by Commonwealth
governments is no reason for
condemning the grouping or
questioning its relevance.

T he judgment of the
Commonwealth should
come from what it does in
response to these breaches. It
the Commonwealth Ministerial,
Action Group, which was estabz,
lished to police adherence tq
agreed Commonwealth princi-'
pies, does nothing about the'i
breaches, then the Common,
wealth will deserve reproach.
We must wait and see.
What the Malta Commons-
wealth Conference indicates, if
nothing else, is that there remains
great interest in the Common-
wealth with few exceptions,
almost all the 53 Heads of GovL'
emrnment attended.
The potential role of the
organisation in helping to find
solutions to the world's issues
is also without question '
indeed no other organisation i-
so well placed to do so. But, the
Commonwealth's leadershlt
has to assert their own comnmiit
ment to such a role for the
Commonwealth and energiseitr
with their time and attention'.,
If they fail to do so --*
Britain, India, Canada, South
Africa and Australia in'particu-"
lar then the Commonwealth
would lose relevance and thfe'
world would be a sadder place.
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Afinual Red Ribbon Ball h

helps 'Keep the Promise' CarleS M aynardt :


THE 12th Annual Red Ribbon ball was held at the Atlantis
ballroom on Saturday evening.
Hundreds attended the event under the theme "Keep the
Promise" to raise funds to help in the fight against HIV/AIDs
in the Bahamas.
It is sponsored by Colina Imperial and the funds raised are
donated to the AIDs Foundation.
Minister of Health Dr Marcus Bethel told The Tribune yes-
terday that the fight against AIDS is on-going, although the
Bahamas has shown tremendous success.
"The fight is not over. We have to continue with the edu-
cation process and to target the young people, particularly the
young women who are the fastest growing segment," said Dr
Bethel.


Expert: AIDS could

have a 'disastrous

effect' on region's

reproductive capacity


DR Perry Gomez told
people attending The Red
Ribbon Ball at Atlantis
over the weekend that the
rate of AIDS-infected
mothers and babies in the
Bahamas was down. But
the"disease still has enor-
mous implications for the
Caribbean region as a
whple, according to a lead-
ingexpert...


massive loss of tertiary-educat-
ed people across the Caribbean.
Migration of graduates to
first world countries was "a tru-
ly troubling situation" for the
Caribbean, he said.
"For not only does it mean
that the region is losing a very
large number of its most edu-
cated people, it also shows that
Caribbean countries are spend-
ing scarce financial resources
that ultimately benefit the rich
nations of the world."


* By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
CHARLES Maynard, act-
ing chief executive officer of
the Coalition for Democratic
Reform (CDR), said that
membership of the party has
been "energised" and is
"more vibrant."
Mr Maynard, appearing on
Love 97's Sunday talk-show,
Jones and Company, said:
"We understood what our
challenges were coming out
off Dr Nottage's decision, and
ever since then the member-
ship of the CDR has really
been energised by this whole
thing.
"We are actually more
vibrant now than we
were a couple of weeks
ago.
"I am not saying that as a
negative thing against Dr Not-
tage, it is just that the mem-
bership that make up the


Party's acting chief executive officer: we

understood what our challenges were


CDR are the kind of individ-
uals who like challenges, and
they face up to it," said Mr
Maynhrd.

Convention
Dr B J Nottage returned to
the PLP during its convention
earlier this month. He said
that he had returned to the
party to serve and did not take
his decision lightly. Dr Not-
tage resigned from the PLP in
February, 2000, and formed
the CDR.
Mr Maynard noted it was
never Dr Nottage's intention
to disband the party, but only
to get in a position where he


can do "some good" in the
country.
He added that Dr Nottage
asked CDR members for their
support.
"I think he got an over-
whelming consensus from the
members that they supported
him in his effort.
"They thought it was a good
idea and that the country
would benefit from him
rejoining the PLP.
"However, the CDR's mis-
sion is still very much alive.
"We are still together and
we are still working on the
cause that we started in
2000."
Also appearing on the talk
show yesterday was Phenton


Neymour, the party's chief
operations officer.
He pointed out that the
CDR was not formed around
Dr Nottage.
He added that the CDR and
its members really believe in
its cause and the principles on
which the party was founded.
"The CDR is really based
on the main principle of
empowering Bahamians. We
want the Bahamian people to
not only own land, but to also
own their economy.
"We want Bahamians to be
the leaders in investing in this
country.
"We want Bahamians to
take more control of their gov-
ernance," said Mr Neymour.


AIDS could have a "disas-
trous effect" on the reproduc-
tiv.eicapacity of Caribbean
countries including the
Bahamas in the future, an ex-
diplomat has claimed.
And it will also have a
"calamitous" impact on the
region's productivity, said for-
me', Caribbean envoy Sir
Ronald Sanders during a lec-
tute in London.
SIr Ronald said AIDS had
become the leading cause of
death among people aged 15 to
44-in the region. And girls aged
15419 were seven times more
likely to contract the disease
than boys.
'0Qbviously this will have a
disastrous effect on the region's
reproductive capacity in the:
future," he said...
Sir Ronald, giving a lecture at
Lojadon Metropolitan Univer-
sity, said AIDS had claimed
36,000 people in the region last
year the equivalent of half the
population of Antigua and Bar-
buda.
"Clearly, apart from the
tragedy of losing lives, the fact
that the disease is killing people
who, are in.their young and
vibrantyears'-has:,a calamitous
effect o thie productivity of the
region, which stands to lose
between four to six per cent of
its GDP to HIV/AIDS."
sHe said the Bahamas and
Barbados were "the one glim-
mer of hope" because there
were indications that stronger
prevention methods were forc-
ing down infection levels.
"This is not surprising since
the Bahamas and Barbados are
two of the Caribbean countries
with the highest per capita
income and relatively high stan-
dards of good governance," he
said.
"Antiretroviral therapy, is
more widely accessible by those
in need in these two countries
than in any other in the wider
Caribbean, except Cuba;" lie ..
added.
"It is estimated that acrossJ:;.
the Caribbean, antiretroviral
treatment is being provided to
only about half of those who
need it."
Sir Ronald pointed out that
the Caribbean had the highest
HIV prevalence than any other
region except sub-Saharan
Africa.
It also had the highest num-
ber of new AIDS cases per mil-
lion of population per year in
the Americas.
Estimated figures suggested
that 440,000 people are living
with HIV in the wider
Caribbean, including 53,000
who acquired the virus in 2004.
"This means that the aver-
age adult prevalence in the
wider Caribbean is 2.3 per
cent," he said, "In five coun-
tries the Bahamas, Belize,
Guyana, Haiti and Trinidad and
Tobago national prevalence
exceeds two per cent, though it
should be noted that in actual
numbers, Jamaica is second to
Haiti in the region."
According to the World
Bank, he said, once prevalence
reached five per cent in the gen-
eral population, the virus
spreads very fast.
Sir Ronald said AIDS/HIV
was being described as a major
developmental catastrophe that
"threatens to dismantle the
social and economic achieve-
ments of the past half century."
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to the public.
Inspector Walter Evans,
press liaison officer, said it is
important for people to pay
close attention to their sur-
roundings.
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around your homes and


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Also, referring to, those trav-
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you or a close friend to let
them know where you are
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whether Miss Bahamas World,
Ordain Moss, will become one
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This year, the Miss World
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Ordain has been in China,
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She has been working hard;
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Miss World contestants and
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She has sent word via
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SENIORS in Englerston had
a thanksgiving treat held in
their honour by the Urban
Renewal Project of that con-
stituency.
"We recognise the precious
resource that we have in our
senior citizens," said Engler-
ston MP Mrs Glenys Hanna-
Martin.
"You are the foundation of
this community. It is upon your
shoulders, that everyone els
stands. It is your work in build-
ing this nation and this com-
munity that we are all now ben-
efiting from."
Seniors were treated to a
meal and entertainment during
a show at the Englerston Urban
Renewal Project headquarters.
Englerston is this year's win-
ner of the International Asso-
ciation of Chiefs of Police com-
munity policing award. Grand
Bahama won last year.
"Every single one of you
have something important to
contribute to this community...
your tremendous sense of wis-
dom and your ability to cele-
brate life because you have
been through so much your-
selves, you are able to see
things in perspective better than
many of us who have not had
that kind of experience," added
Mrs Hanna-Martin.
Inspector Bruce Arnette, co-
ordinator of Englerston Urban
Renewal, underscored the
importance of the role seniors
play in the community.
"We are implementing a
mentoring programme where
the seniors will come in to our
girls club and care camp which
cater to troubled children," said
Insp Arnette, "and they will
show the youngsters how to
bake bread, how to cook
dumpling soup, how you cook
crab and dough. In that pro-
-o'giammwthhey are,passing-on our.
culture-ahd bi6r heritage to our"
children."
Englerston Urban Renewal


* ENGLERSTON Member of Parliament, Glenys Hanna-Martin, the Minister of Transport and
Aviation, greets seniors during the Urban Renewal Project thanksgiving show.


boasts "a 67 per cent reduction
in crime straight across the
board," said Insp Arnette. "We
had one murder and we caught
the person responsible. We are
serious about crime, and we are
serious about enhancing the liv-
ability of this community."
Insp Arnette overseas a 24-
hour operation. "We don't
close," he said. "Our people are
out all hours of the day and
night. As a matter of fact, some-
times they walk the beat until
three or four o' clock in the
morning.
"It'sa team effort. You can't
-do arnytliig without a good
team.laam humbled by the fact
that we have a good team that
supports this initiative."


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* Effectively communicating the vision of BEC both internally and externally

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* Manage employee training to support business productivity and continuity
* Administer employee benefits in a cost-effective manner
" Provide employee relation services to keep the workforce productive and motivated
" Develop and maintain the manpower plan and succession plan
* Assist the organization with employee needs analysis and recruitment
* Monitor the implementation of collective bargaining agreements, including reviewing
recommendations for engagements, promotions, transfers, discipline, dismissals
" Assist the Labor Compliance officer in industrial relations matters and participate
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Vendors' anger at rebuilding delay


FROM page one
"Let me be honest with you about the whole
procedure with this market. The fire was in Sep-
tember, 2001, and what makes the straw market
situation so unique above everything else is that
we were here from the beginning of this govern-
ment's installation," he said.
"From before they even won the election we
were here, so it shouldn't have even been a debate
on which one of the projects was to be addressed
as soon as possible."
He said: "Every time we approached the gov-
ernment on the issue, there was always an excuse
like 'the treasury is broke, we don't have any
money, we trying to do the best we can, please
bear with us'.
"But what's interesting is that it's been three


and a half years now and more that this govern-
ment has been in and they have spent over $500
million on all kinds of stuff but still when we
approach them the treasury is broke," he said.
"It's obvious that the people are being taking for
a ride."
According to Mr Small, it is incredible that the
ministry is now beginning work on the facility.
"Now that obviously they (politicians) may
gain some political mileage they wanna get some-
thing started and make new promises or just
make it look like something started.
"But the bottom line is, like the words of Sir
Lynden Pindling, 'if the straw market is the back-
'bone of the nation how come we've been treated
this way?"
In agreement with Mr Small, another vendor,
wishing not to be named, said the government is


just trying to win votes. However, it was time
they realised not everything was about votes.
"We (the vendors) are what is being adver-
tised around the world. Our work, or at least our
straw work, is what these people (tourists) come
to see, not them," she said.
"So do they really think that if it wasn't for us
that they would have their fat pay cheques. Well,
I doubt it, because we the people in the tourist
industry are what makes this nation float. But
these people can't see that. The tourists don't
like this situation any more than ve do, and that
needs to change."
However, according to Beverly Smith, another
local vendor, the only thing to do is to be hopeful.
"This is the second time they started to dig
the foundation and tear up the ground site, and
I hope they'll do something this time, because


they really took too long, but I believe they may
take two or three more years before they fin-
ish."
In reference to the tent, Mrs Smith, said: "This
has been good, but it would have been better if we
could have displaced our stuff because if we have
like three parties together they have no place to
stand because other people wanna pass so the
customers move on."
On Friday, it was reported that the Ministry of
Public Works and Utilities had begun digging
the foundation of the newly-approved straw mar-
ket facility in an effort to "jump-start" the con-
struction.
However, speaking to The Tribune last week,
Minister of Works Bradley Roberts could not
state when construction of the facility will begin
or when it will be complete.


Ministry denies risk to film industry

FROM page one each Bahamian resident made up of directors of security gear up and the on-time release
should come to the realisation from the select resort proper- of the movie should serve to
Walt Disney will never do that a safe environment is ties and attractions and senior neutralise any potential nega-
business in Freeport again, important to the nation's rep- members of the Grand Bahama tive effects of recent news
However, that was refuted by utation as a quality destina- Police Department." reports.
the corporation. tion." The local council, he said, "Over many years, movies
Despite Disney's denial, According to Mr Roberts, the provides a forum for regular dis- filmed here in the Bahamas
though, the story was still pub- Ministry of Tourism, in a proac-. cussion of programmes and served to further establish our
licised internationally by more tive approach to negative effects strategies designed to eliminate unique brand and to promote
than 11 online media houses of crime on tourism, announced crime in. areas frequented by the country as a destination of
during the past week. the formation of a Visitor Safe- visitors, choice. The film (industry) has
Speaking to The Tribune yes- ty Council in September this "Therefore, while 'fully contributed significantly and '
terday, the tourism ministry's year. embracing the tremendous pro- directly into the Grand Bahama
director of business develop- "This new initiative calls for a motional opportunities and ben- economy in addition to creat-
ment and public relations Ter- close partnership between pub- efits provided by the distribu- ing employment for hundreds,"
rance Roberts said that lic and private sector organisa- tion of information and prod- he said.
"although prohibited from com- tions, fully supported by the uct via the World Wide Web, "Business opportunities
menting on the matters cur- Ministry of National Security, there is equal concern about the have benefited hotels and pri-
rently under police investiga- Bahamas Hotel Association, challenges brought about by the vate house and apartment
tion, visitor safety remains a pri- Safe Bahamas Committee and extensive distribution of nega- rentals, restaurants, food
mary concern for the Ministry tourism-related organisations," tive images." stores, wholesalers, gift and
of Tourism." he said. According to Mr Roberts, in souvenir shops, ground trans-
"It is our view that any "The eight-year-old Tourism the weeks and months ahead, portation providers and air-
crime against a visitor is one Safety Council in Grand the film promotion for 'Pirates lines serving the Islands of the
too many," he said. "And that Bahama meets regularly, and is of the Caribbean Two' "will Bahamas."


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of La Palma in the Canary
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* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Chamber of
Commerce's
executive director
has again ques-
tioned why the private sector
appeared to have been
"ignored" over the Govern-
ment's consumer protection
legislation, with two Bills set
to undergo their second read-
ing in the Senate this morning.
The Senate's Orders of the
Day show that two controver-
sial Bills the Unfair Terms in
Consumer Contracts Bill and
the Standards Bill -are top of
the legislative agenda this
morning, and it is unclear
whether any of the recom-
mendations forwarded by the
Bahamian business communi-
ty to improve the Bills have
been incorporated.
Philip Simon, the Chamber's
executive director, said of the
Bills' appearance before the
Senate: "The position remains
the same. We have not
received any written response
from the Minister of Trade and


Private sector again 'baffled
at being ignored', as Standards
and Unfair ConsumerContract
legislation go to Senate today


Industry [Leslie Miller] relating
to any of the recommendations
sent in."
He added that Chamber offi-
cials and representatives had
"on occasion a meeting or two
with the Minister and his offi-
cers", but that was the extent
of any official response to pri-
vate sector suggestions for
improving the two Bills, plus
the Consumer Protection Bill.
Assessing
The last Bill is still before
the Attorney General's Office,
which is assessing whether rec-
ommendations can be incor-
porated into it.
Apart from the Chamber,
the other organisations
involved in reviewing the Bills
included the Bahamas


Employers Confederation, the
Bahamas Hotel Association,
the Insurance Institute of the
Bahamas, the Bahamas Manu-
facturers Representatives &
Wholesale Association, the
Small Business Association,
the Bahamas General Insur-
ance Association, the Bahamas
Motor Dealers Association
and Amnesty International.
Mr Miller has frequently
portrayed concerns surround-
ing the proposed consumer leg-
islation as personal attacks on
him, once stating in the House
of Assembly that it was driven
by a combination of the Cham-
ber and the Nassau Institute,
the free-market think-tank.
However, Mr Simon pointed

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Tribune Business Editor
THE investor behind the $90
million Rum Cay Club resort
and residential development
has told The Tribune that he
hopes to complete construction
on 80 per cent of the project
"in the next three years",
despite having until 2011 to fin-
ish, with building set to start in
earnest early in the New Year.
John Mittens, the lead prin-
cipal of Montana Holdings, the


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will have similar economic impact
to Club Med's San Salvador hotel


company behind the project,
said construction work on the
marina, along with further
infrastructure and landscaping


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SEE page 6B


New York developer behind

Ritz-Carlton for Rose Island


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A New York-based developer of upscale
niche, boutique resorts is behind the proposal for.
a $500 million Ritz-Carlton resort on Rose


Island, which lies between mainland New Prov-
idence and Paradise Island, The Tribune has
been told.

SEE page 7B


IT professionals aim

to create industry body

'within six months'


BAHAMIAN information
technology (IT) professionals
have moved to form a 'start up
committee' as the first step in
establishing an Industry Asso-
ciation "within six months".


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
TOTAL stopover tourist
arrivals to the Bahamas fell by
1.9 per cent to just over 1.112
million during the first eight


The committee was formed
following a discussion meeting
held by IT executives last week.

SEE page 10B


months of 2005, a decline that
contrasted with the growth
enjoyed by some of its
Caribbean competitors.

SEE page 10B


Bahamas entity embroiled

in C$5m tax evasion


A CANADIAN loan com-
pany has been fined C$1.5 mil-
lion over a tax evasion scheme
that allegedly used a Bahamas-
based entity.
A release from the Canada
Revenue Agency revealed that
Societe Financiere Speedo, a
Canadian company specialis-
ing in loans to the tax indus-
try, was convicted of tax eva-
sion in a scheme involving fund


transfers and a series of loans
between it and Commodore
Corporation, a Bahamian enti-
ty.
The scheme enabled Societe
Financiere Speedo to evade
income tax on C$5.027 million
in interest income paid or cred-
ited to Commodore during the
tax years 1996-2001. The con-
viction was handed down by
the Canadian courts.


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T-he Bahamian Stock Market,


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BOB
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DIVIDEND/AGM NOTES:
*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
dividend 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 and 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
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Markets
OIT was an active trading week

53,150 shares changed hands.
~in the Bahamian market as
For the week, the market saw
eight out of its 19 listed stocks
trade, of which three advanced,
N W Ktwo declined and three
remained unchanged.
BETTER SERVICELOWEST Al~ TES. PERIOD, The volume leader for the
week was Commonwealth Bank
GET CONNECTED: 242 677 1111 (CBL) with 16,500 shares
changing hands, accounting for
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The big movers for the week
were Doctors Hospital Health
Systems, which declined by
$0.23 to close at $2.17, and
Cable Bahamas (CAB), which
gained $0.20 to close at its new
52-week high of $9.60.

COMPANY NEWS
Fidelity Bank Bahamas
(BAB) -
For the nine months ended
September 30,2005, BAB post-
ed net income of just over $1
million, which represents an
increase of $41,000 or 4.29 per
cent over the same period last
year.
Steady improvements were
seen, as net interest income
grew by $245,000 or 6.03 per
cent to total $4.3 million, while
non-interest income increased
by $247,000 or 13.25 per cent
to total $1.8 million.
Total expenses for the period
grew by $454,000 or 9.23 per
IM cent to total $5.3 million, as a
result of additional staff costs.
Total assets increased to $145.3
million, up 7.39 per cent, while
shareholders equity stood at
$15.4 million, a 4.29 per cent
ain from the 2004 figure of
14.7 million.
The bank's re-branding and
centralisation process continues
to take place and is expected to
be completed by the end on of
2005. The construction of the
new Financial Centres geared
towards delivering a wider
range of financial services is
expected to commence in the
Am wk. 4#1 A04 10%L F first quarter of 2006.


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Freeport Oil Holdings Ltd
(FCL) -
This week, FCL confirmed it
was successful in the signing of
a 'sale and purchase' agreement
with Shell (Bahamas). The
agreement covers the purchase.
of Shell (Bahamas) retail and-
commercial fuels business in the
Bahamas & Turks Caicos"
Islands by FCL. The cost of the
deal is speculated to amounfto6
$25 million, which coincides-
with FCL's upcoming prefer-
ence share offering.
FCL will take over 60 retail
service stations and five depots,
which will more than double its
current size and widen its gfir
graphical hold. Particular atta
tion will now be paid to thCl
depth of FCL's managemenij
team, and its expertise ganj
experience to be able to sue-;
cessfully handle the growth t i
the company.
RND Holdings (RND) -
For a few years, RND Hold-
ings has suffered financialy and
struggled to regain the profits
of yester years.
Evidence of continued strug-
gle came last week with the
notice of the closure of the
Gold's Gym franchise. It was
announced that effective
December 19, 2005, its Gold's
Gym franchise will be perma-
nently closing its doors to the
public. The reason for the clo-
sure is said to be a decline in
its earnings and cash flow objec-
tives for several periods.
Finance Corporation of the
Bahamas (FIN) -
Finco continues to show the
spoils of its hard work, dedica-
tion and great financial results.
It was announced that Finco's
net profit for the 2005 fourth
quarter and fiscal 2005 was
$4.852 million and $19.112 mil-
lion respectively.
Finco declared dividends of
$0.13 per share, payable.
December 8, 2005, to all share-
holders of record date Decem-
ber 2, 2005.
Additionally, Finco declared
a special dividend of $0.04 per
share payable on December 8,
2005, to shareholders of record
date December 2, 2005.


International Markets

FOREX Rates
Weekly %Change

CAD$ 1.1695 -1.62
GBP 1.7139 -0.21
EUR 1.1722 -0.42

Commodities
Weekly %Change

Crude Oil $58.71 4.58
Gold $500.60 1.27

International Stock Market Indexes:
Weekly %Change

DJIA 10,931.62 1.54
S & P 500 1,268.25 1.60
NASDAQ 2,263.01 1.61
Nikkei 14,784.29 1.10


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* BRANVILLE "Bran" McCartney (far left), chairman of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce Crime Prevention Committee and
a member of the newly-formed Bahamas Visitors Safety & Security Board, applauded the initiative of the Board and the Royal
Bahamas Police Force that returned officers to Bay Street in high visibility, including directing traffic from elevated stands. Mr McCart-
ney is pictured with PC 2903 King (far right) and visitors who welcomed the presence of police officers.




Business leader backs Bay



Street police visibility plan


The-head of the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce's
crime prevention committee
has backed an initiative that
has increased the police visi-
biity on Bay Street, believing this will
increase the comfort level among busi-
nesses and tourists and help to deter crime.
,Placing police officers in high visibility
areas on Bay Street, and returningt traffic
officers on to elevated stands in downtown
Nassau, were recommended by the newly-
formed Bahamas Visitors Safety and Secu-
rity:Board, on which Mr McCartney sits.


"I want to take this opportunity to
express how pleased I am that the Royal
Bahamas Police Force once again has high
visibility on Bay Street and, in particular, in
their capacity as directors of traffic on
prominent stands in the. heart of down-
town Nassau," said Mr McCartney, who
has been an outspoken leader in the fight
against crime.
Proud
"The sight of the proud Bahamian police
officer in starched uniform with white


gloves directing traffic is so traditional and
uniquely Bahamian.
"Beyond creating a wonderful photo
opportunity for visitors who love to pose
for pictures beside the officers, the
increased presence of members of the Roy-
al Bahamas Police in downtown Nassau
provides a level of comfort and security
for our visitors.
"As long as tourism continues to be the
engine that drives the Bahamian econo-
my, we need to treat our visitors with the
care they deserve and this is a step in the
right direction."


Gina M. Parks
Gina is the daughter of Richard and Mary Parks. She is a graduate of Kingsway
Academy High School. In 2001 Gina was awarded the KPMG Scholarship and
subsequently completed her education at Taylor University where she earned a
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting and Business in 2003.

Prior to the scholarship award, Gina worked as a summer student in the Nassau
office from 2000 until graduation. Upon graduating from college and as part of
her scholarship award, Gina was placed in the KPMG Atlanta, GA office where
she completed a two year international rotation. In November 2005, she returned
to the Nassau office. She successfully completed the CPA examination in the State
of Georgia in August of 2005.


A. Gwenique Percentie

Gweiique is the daughter of Gwen Brown. She is a graduate of St. Paul's Methodist
College. Gwenique received a Associate of Arts degree in Accounting in 2000
fronmithe College of The Bahamas'. She graduated from Georgia Southern University
in 2003 where she earnedza "Masters degree in Accounting. In April of 2005.
Gwenique began working at KPMG Freeport in where she successfully completed
the CPA examination in August of 2005 in the State of Georgia.


Paul Frazier Jr.

Paul Frazier Jr., is 20 years old and presently in his final year at Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada. He is
enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration with Honors program and has a concentration in Accounting and
Finance. Along with pursuing the Certified Public Accountant designation. Paul is also participating in the CFA program
and will sit the Level I examination is June of 2006. He is an active student at Acadia, serving as President of the Acadia
business Society, a member of the Board of Directors for the Acadia Centre for the Acadia Centre for Small Business
and Entrepreneurship, and a representative for the Bahamas on the International Concerns Committee at Acadia
University. During his spare time, Paul participates in co-ed volleyball and stilt walking.

Paul graduated with honors in 2002 from St. Augustine's College. He is the recipient of the Best Performance Award
in Commerce for the 2002 BGCSE examinations.

Paul would like to give thanks to God for the strength He has provided, and also to his wonderful family for their
consistent love and support.


2005. KPMG, a Bahamian partnership, the Bahamian member firm of KPMG International, a Swiss cooperative. All rights reserved.


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Controversial consumer




Bills reach the Senate


FROM page

out that the consumer
tion reviews were carri
by the Chamber's legi
and public policy com.
Different private sector
isations took the lead p
on the reviews, depend
which Bill was the subje
which was likely to be
affected.
In addition, he added
is not the Nassau Institu
any efforts by the Mini
suggest this is a Chamir
Commerce/Nassau In
initiative is incorrect."
Mr Simon said: "The
back given [in the revie'
always been expansive
fessional and considere
for the private sector
ignored when it is a
stakeholder is beyond r
"We are still here and
able, and it is in the bes
ests of all for us to be in
in the process."
Mr Simon said the p
sector had been "hal
hear" that Mr Miller ha
warded its recommend
on the Consumer Prot
Bill to the Attorney Ge
Office, although it wa
waiting to be told whic
were involved.
Previously
Mr Miller had prev
said 60 per cent of the
ommendations forward
the private sector were "
dantr, which has been
to mean that 40 per cen
valid.
Mr Simon said that wh
Bahamian private s
understood the need t
tect consumers, and th
nation had signed num
Streaties committing it to
lish a consumer proti
agency,,such as the U


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Nations mandate, much of the
protection was already con-
tained in existing legislation.
a- As a result, the private sector
ut felt there needed to be better
in enforcement of the existing
e. laws.
n- On the Consumer Protection
in Bill, Mr Simon said: "We don't
on think the Bills in its current
nd _form was necessary, because
st the majority of things
addressed in it could have been
is accommodated through an
ad existing agency or depart-
:o ment."
of With all three consumer
le Bills, the private sector said its
main concern was: "The over-
d- riding concern regarding this
as Act is the power granted to a
o- single person [the minister]
ad while attempting to limit the
be power of the courts. We all
or share concerns that Acts such
as these that make it less like-
1- ly that matters will go before
r- the courts distort the funda-
d mental democratic system ie;
the Constitution, the court,
te Parliament, citizens and civil
o society. We cannot emphasise
r- enough that if there is a per-
ns ceived problem with the court
n system, this should be fixed,
's rather than circumvent the sys-
11 tem."
as Mr Miller has repeatedly
denied this would happen, and
said the consumer Bills have
been modelled on existing leg-
islation in Jamaica and other
y Caribbean countries. However,
C- several business sources have
y pointed out that these are not
i- always the best models, given
n that insurance bills in Jamaica
e and Guyana almost shut down
those nations' insurance sec-
e tors.
r Others have focused on an
0- inherent conflict of interest in
is the Ministry of Trade and
as Industry, which is responsible
b- for promoting business and
n industry on one hand, and con-
d sumer protection on the other
hands. They have suggested
these responsibilities be split
up, with one handed to anoth-
er ministry, because they are
diametrically opposed.
Meanwhile, the war of words
between Mr Miller and his
nemesis, the Nassau Institute,
appears set to heat up once
again. The Minister has
accused the think-tank of
opposing him at every turn,
.particularly on PetrbCaribe, to
protect the interests of 'the
rich', in the process ignoring
the plight of poor Bahamians.
Rick Lowe, a Nassau Insti-


tute member, in a letter criti-
cised Mr Miller for being
"politically expedient" for
accusing the private sector of
saying the Bahamas did not
need consumer protection leg-
islation.
Appearance
Mr Lowe said of a recent
radio talk show appearance by
Mr Miller: "He was reminded
that he always leaves out the


fact that the business sector
representatives said that there
are numerous laws covering
fraud on the books already,
and the justice system should
be supported to enforce them.
"The point is the Govern-
ment ignores the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce and
others because they can. How-
ever, when the newspapers
write they take full notice,
recognising the effect the press
has on public opinion."


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INFORMATION SESSION


WILL BE HELD ON


TITHURSDAY DECEMBER 1st, 2005

AT

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6:30p.m.

TOPIC:
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GOVERNMENT GUARANTEED

ADVANCED EDUCATION LOAN SCHEME

In collaboration with the Educational Guaranteed Fund Loan Program
of The Ministry of Education, Bank of The Bahamas International is
pleased to advise that the cheque disbursement for ALL Students in
The Loan Program will take place at The Holy Trinity Activities
Centre Stapledon Gardens from December 1st, 2005 through
December 7th, 2005 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm as follows:-

NEW STUDENTS (FIRST TIME RECIPIENTS)

AND RETURNING STUDENTS

A-C: Thursday 1st, December 2005
D-I: Friday 2nd, December 2005
J-M: Monday 5th, December 2005
N-S: Tuesday 6th, December 2005
T-Z: Wednesday 7th, December 2005

Time: 9:00 am 3:00 pm

Place: Holy Trinity Activities Centre,
Stapledon Gardens

Returning Students: Both Students OR Guarantors should bepresent. -
and must bring relevant Identification.
(Valid Passport and National Insurance Card).

New Students: Both Students AND Guarantors should be present and
bring relevant Identification.
(Valid Passport, National Insurance Card, Current Job Letter and a copy of
Utility Bill)

Cheques will not be released until all necessary documentation has been
completed.



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ELECTRICITY

CORPORATION

aME VACANCY NOTICE -

TECHNICAL TRAINER
HUMAN RESOURCES & TRAINING DEPARTMENT
A vacancy exists in the Human Resources & Training Division for a Technical Trainer.
The Technical Trainer (Electrical) is responsible for the technical instruction of employees
from all engineering departments within the Corporation encompassing Electrical Engineering,
Transmission and distribution Operations, Power Generation Operations inclusive of Plant
Installation, Maintenance, Operation and Control Workshop.
Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Providing instructions and training in engineering trade skills for employees within
the Corporation
Preparing candidates for external examination certification by local and overseas
organizations
*Providing instructions on developing safe and efficient work habits
Providing instructions to participants in classroom workshops and job environments
Preparing program criteria hand marking schemes for trade testing in electrical based
trades.
Preparing timetables and examination schedules for visiting external examiners.
Identifying, developing anddelivering engineering; courses (i.e., Electrical Technician
Training).
Evaluating, recording and reporting on the progress of students attending training
courses
Preparing course notes, training aids, evaluating and marking schemes for all courses.
Job requirements include:
A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineer or an OND in engineering
or equivalent qualifications
A minimum of 10+ years of experience in an industrial training setting
Sound knowledge of technical skills related to electrical engineering principles
Good judgment and sound reasoning ability
Excellent time management skills
Proficient oral and written communication skills
Ability to keep current with newly installed or modified plant
Comprehension of schematics, technical reports, drawings, troubleshooting and
technical activities
Good information transfer skills
Computer literate
_.Anterested persons may apply by completing an internal Application Form forwarded to
reach: The Human Resources Department on or before Tuesday, December 6, 2005.


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Bank helps technical SS




training programme ion


* CALLING it one of the great success stories in educational achievement, Commonwealth Bank again lent its support to the Lyford
Cay Foundation's Technical Training Programme that provides scholarship awards for those studying vocational skills from air-
craft maintenance to construction trades. Commonwealth Bank president and chief executive, William B. Sands, Jr (left), presents
the cheque to Lyford Cay Foundation director of educational programmes, Roger Kelty. The bank has donated to the programme
since 1998.


COMMONWEALTH Bank has made a
donation to the Lyford Cay Foundation
Technical Training Scholarship programme
for the eighth consecutive year, helping
more Bahamians to obtain skills in a job
market that cries out for trained labour
and technical support.
William B. Sands Jr, Commonwealth
Bank's president and chief executive, who
made the presentation personally, said the
programme "recognises the value of well-
trained, skilled and certified mechanics,
construction workers and other technical
tradesmen".
He added: "When the Foundation intro-
duced technical training scholarships in
1994, the concept, at least for the Bahamas,
was a novel one because emphasis had
always been placed on academic scholar-


ships.
"While the country was enjoying more
Bahamian doctors, accountants and edu-
cators, there was a growing gap in the
hands-on type of skills we needed people
who could install or repair air-conditioning
systems, work in medical laboratories or X-
ray and imaging departments in hospitals,
or maintain computer networks. This pro-
gramme aimed to fill that .gap and we are
grateful to the Lyford Cay Foundation for
its foresight in establishing the awards."
Initiatives
"This has been one of the most impor-
tant and successful initiatives the Lyford
Cay Foundation has ever undertaken,"
said its director of educational pro-


grammes, Roger Kelty.
"More than 500 men and women have
received technical training scholarships
and have returned to the Bahamas
equipped to work in a broad range of
fields. Thanks to the technical training pro-
gramme, there is a cadre of skilled per-
sons for the public and private sector to
draw on in everything from electrical engi-
neering to animal husbandry.
"There are trained diesel and airplane
mechanics working at tlh Royal Bahamas
Defence Force, Nassau Flight Services or
in private enterprises. There is a growing
number of persons trained to work in agri-
culture. None of this would have been pos-
sible without the support of a few individ-
uals and caring corporate citizens like
Commonwealth Bank."


Kingsway Academy
invites qualified
teachers for the
following positions for
January, 2006.


* Auto Mechanics and Woodwork
* Biology
* Librarian/Media Supervisor

Successful applicants must:

* Be a practicing, committed born-again Christian
* Have a minimum qualification of a Bachelor's
Degree in the appropriate subject areas or higher
from a recognized college or university
* Have a valid teacher's certificate or diploma
where appropriate
* Be willing to participate in extra curricular
activities, etc.

Application must be made in writing together
with a full curriculum vitae, a recent color
photograph and names of at least three references,
one being that of your Church pastor to:
AcdmyA fa is ** Mag




F e pe a II 0-Bes i

*'I 0 I I[llI I
DEADINEFORAPPLICA :..TIONSIRDY


FOd


CHAIRMAN'S REPORT

FOR THE YEAR ENDED JULY 31, 2005
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Free-
port Oil Holdings Company Ltd, it gives me
great pleasure to present the annual financial
report for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2005.
Despite the challenges we faced duringthe
year, we have continued to produce excel-
lent financial results. This year's net income
was $6,748,239, which is an 11% increase
from 2004. Our strong performance has
been rewarded with a steady increase in our
share price which stood at $8.98 at July 31,
2005 up from $8.60 in 2004.

During September 2004, the entire Grand Bahama community was
affected by Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne. The results of which
affected the economy both short term and long term. Despite this, we
have been able to maintain our profitability by continuing with
initiatives which have allowed us to improve efficiency as well as
take advantage of new business which became available. FOCOL will
continue to look at its operations with a view to finding ways to
improve our results and be in a position to benefit from any upswing
in the economy.

Iin the past year, we have made great strides in the marine business
and expect this to be one of the cornerstones that will allow contin-
tUed growth. Additionally, we will continue to modernize our retail
sites. We had plans to make more progress in this regard during 2005,
but we delayed these plans after the hurricanes. We now expect to
proceed during 2006.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank the share-
holders, management and staff for their continued confidence in our
Company. We look forward to even greater results in 2006 and
beyond.



Sir Albert J. Miller
Chairman & President


FREEPORT OIL HOLDINGS CO. LTD
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET


(B $000)


July 31,2005


Assets
Liabilities
Total shareholders' equity


July 31,2004


$ 29,876 $ 25,618
9,600 7,989
20,276 17,629

$ 29,876 $ 25,618


CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME
(B $000)


Year ended
July 31,2005


Sale & revenues
Cost and expenses
Income from operations
Other income (expense)

Net Income

Earnings per share

Dividends per share


$ 75,441
68,441


Year ended
July 31,2004

$ 59,018
52,453


7,000 6,565
(252) (563)

$ 6,748 $ 6,002


0.80

0.50


0.71

0.50


Copies of a full set of the unaudited financial statements can be obtained from
Stephen Adderley, Finance Manager at the Freeport Oil Company located on Queens
Highway, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm.


TEACH~INGPOSTION


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2005, PAGE 5B


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$90m project '80% finished'




three years in front of target


FROM page 1B

2006. He projected that when
completed, the Rum Cay Club
would do for Rum Cay what
Club Med's resort had accom-
plished for San Salvador's
economy and society.
"The roads are underway
and we have the funds to
undertake all this develop-
ment," Mr Mittens said. "We
should be up and running in
the New Year.
"We're taking on more staff
and taken on a director of con-
struction who has been in the
Bahamas for a decade or so,
Tim Perkins. We have a few
more hurdles to go through in
planning permits and such like,
but the project does have sig-
nificant momentum now."
Mr Mittens said the project's
head office in Nassau was in
the process of doubiign it size.


The Rum Cay Club's marina
was under design, and a
Bahamian architect was also
being appointed.
On the employment and
wider economic impact the
Rum Cay Club would have for
an island whose current popu-
lation is about 90, Mr Mittens
told The Tribune: "We're
under a legal obligation to
employ 375 people directly. I
personally think it will be a lot
more. There's two hotels going
in, so the spin-offs will be much
higher."

Population

He added that San Sal-
vador's population had been
estimated to have increased
from 400 to around 1400, due
to the direct and indirect
employment impact from Club
Med's Columbus Isle resort.
Apart from the workers, Club


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CONSTRUCTION & MATERIALS CORP.
Devcon is seeking proven marine professionals for its
dredging division in the Bahamas. Candidates must have a
minimum of five years experience in the operation of a 24"
cutter suction dredge or larger with excellent leadership and
interpersonal skills:
CHIEF ENGINEER
Manage all aspects of vessel operation including machinery,
maintenance, repair of dredge and auxiliary vessels; spare
parts. Hands on experience with diesel engines, motors,
_electrical, pumps, hydraulics, dredge and crane operation;
supervision. BS in Marine Engineering or equivalent
experience. Live aboard.
WATCH STANDING ENGINEER
Assist Chief' Engineer with all responsibilities and activities
listed above. Live aboard.
PORT ENGINEER
Coordinate and execute vessel/equipment inspection,
maintenance and repair. Possess technical and supervisory
skills, develop work plans, cost control, record keeping and
regulatory compliance. BS in Marine Engineering or
equivalent experience. Florida based.
LEVERMAN
Minimum 5 years experience operating a 24" cutter suction
dredge or larger, must read marine and navigational
equipment, maintain logs. Live aboard.
MATE
Assist in supervision of personnel, management of dredging
activities and vessel operation. Operate crane, on floating
barge; inspect, maintain, repair equipment; navigation skills;
movement of heavy anchors, mooring lines. Live aboard.
DECK HAND
Same responsibilities as Mate (see above) except for crane
operation. Assist with all activities, catch lines. Prior
shipboard experience required. Live aboard.

Please send resume andsalary history to:
Email: cparkerL(jdevc.com
Visit us at www.devc.com No third parties EOE



Legal Notice


NOTICE

MIELLES LIMITED

N, 'TICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
oa) MIELLESLIMITED is in voluntary dissolution under the
provisions of Setion 137 (4) of the International Business Companies
Act 2000.
(m0 The dissolutionoofth~said company commenced on 23rd November,
2005 whi the Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and
registered by the egistrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Mrs Lesley Millar of Helvetia
Court, South Esplanade, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands
GY1 4EE.
Dated this 25th day of November, A.D. 2005.

Mrs Lesley Millar
Liquidator




EN RBC
FINCO



NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot #318, Evansville
Subdivision situated in the South-Western District on the Island of
New Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Duplex Apartment consisting of 2 (two)
two bedrooms, (2) two bathrooms.

Property Size: 6,981 sq. ft.
Building Size: 1,595 sq. ft.

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

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope, addressed
to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O. Box N-7549,
Nassau, Bahamas and marked "Tender 2978". All offers must be
received by the close of business 4:00 pm, Friday 2nd December, 2005.


Med had also brought their
spouses and children to the
island.
"We will make a similar eco-
nomic impact in terms of
employment, and I'm sure that
in turn will change the eco-
nomic wherewithal of the
island," Mr Mittens said.
He added that the Rum Cay
Club, the Heads of Agreement
for which was signed about 18
months ago around Easter
2004, was part of the Govern-
ment's strategy for spurring
economic development
throughout the Family Islands
by creating an anchor invest-
ment project for each.
The Rum Cay Club, through
providing stable employment
and boosting the island's
employment levels, would also
improve the level of welfare
services through "better school-
ing" and medical facilities.
Mr Mittens said drilling
equipment was set to arrive on
Rum Cay "in the next month",
with accommodation for con-
struction and other workers to
go up in the New Year.
He added that the project
had gone through all the rele-
vant planning procedures, par-
ticularly for the proposed sub-
divisions, and "established the
level of bonds" to be set for


utilities such as a power plant,
reverse osmosis plant and solid
waste disposal facility that will
serve the development.

Earnest

"Now all that's out of the
way, we can start in earnest,"
Mr Mittens said. Site borings
for the marina will start "in a
few weeks' time", and a well
for the reverse osmosis plant
will be drilled out at the same
time.
He added that Montana
Holdings was still seeking oper-
ators for Rum Cay Club's two
resort properties a 290-room
hotel the Rum Cay Club
Resort Hotel and a 60-room
hotel, the latter known as the
Club Green Estates.
One potential partner is due
to meet with the company next
week, but Mr Mittens said the
investors were seeking an oper-
ator who would "work in part-
nership with the ethos we're
trying to create", whereas most
hotel brands only came in "if
you pay for absolutely every-
thing and build it there way".
Mr Mittens said the smaller
resort was likely to be built
first, and could initially be oper-
ated by a "local" partner.
When an operator for the larg-


Legal Notice


NOTICE

GLOBAL INSIGHTS LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
(a) GLOBAL INSIGHTS LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution under
the provisions of Section 137 (4) of the International Business
Companies Act 2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on 15th November,
2005 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and
registered by the Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said dompaniy is Mr Paul Evans of Helvetia
Court, South Esplanade, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands
GY1 4EE.
Dated this 25th day of November, A.D. 2005.

Mr Paul Evans
Liquidator




RBC
FINCO


NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No. 2927, Blk #6,
Sir Lynden Pindling Estates situated in the Southern District on the
Island of New Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Single Family Residence consisting
of (2) two bedrooms, (2) two bathroom.

Property Size: 5,000 sq. ft.
Building Size: 896 sq. ft.

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

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope, addressed
to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O. Box N-7549,
Nassau, Bahamas and marked "Tender 2549". All offers must be
received by the close of business 4:00 pm, Friday 2nd December, 2005.


RBC

FINCO


NOTICE

RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot of Land of Allotment
#75 Harrold Road. Fire Trail situated in the Western District on the
Island of New Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth of
the Bahamas. Situated thereon is Vacant Land.

Property Size: 27,583 sq. ft.

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

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope, addressed
to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O. Box N-7549,
Nassau, Bahamas and marked "Tender 1505". All offers must be
received by the close of business 4:00 pm, Friday 2nd December, 2005.


er property was found, it might
want to absorb ownership of
the smaller resort to avoid hav-
ing direct competition.
In any case, Mr Mittens said:
"We don't see a hotel being
there and in operation for 24-30
months."
The Rum Cay Club project,
which will cover 870 acres, is
scheduled to be completed by
2011 in a phased build-out. But
Mr Mittens added: "We hope it
will be before then. We'd like
to think 80 per cent will be con-
structed in the next three
years."
The developers have already
surveyed and cut nine miles of
roads on Rum Cay, and some
buildings they have inherited
will be used for a sales office
and worker accommodation.
The latter will be built in such a
way that it can eventually be
transformed into part of the
finished development.
"There's going to be lots of
surveying going on between
now and the end of the year,
and the area set aside for devel-
opment will become a building
site and, hopefully, a spectacu-
lar resort shortly thereafter,"
Mr Mittens said.
Aside from the two hotels,
the development will include
St George's Marina, featuring


75 slips and able to dacooro-
date boats up to 230"'feet in
length. The marina will be built
to Blue Flag standards, and the
surrounding Marina Village
will include 72 two and three-
bedroom condos.
The marina will also include
dock-side fish cleaning stations,
retail outlets, restaurants and
bars, and a nightclub.
The Rum Cay Club will have
nine estate communities Club
Green (Queensgate), 12 lots;
the marina condos; Ocean
Ridge, 26 lots; Bradford Plan-
tation, 37 lots; Shoreline Proi-
erties, 34 lots; Buttonwoiod
Loch Estate, 52 acres;"Cam-
belltown Loch, 60 lots.;Loch
Moor, 38 lots; and Three-Fin-
gers Estate, 127 lots.

Website

Montana Holdings' website
says that pre-developmret lot
sales are starting from $300,000.
Some 50 acres are belihg 'st
aside for an equestrian cnit're,
as the developers seek tdre'iih-
troduce horses to Ruii'j i ,
which was once renowned as a
horse breeding centre. Part of
the equestrian attractions will
also be a Polo Club and laying
field, built to internationhItiah-
dards.


LEGAL NOTICE


NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
(a) NOBLE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LTD. is in diss oni
under the provisions of the International Business Companie'&t
2000.
(b) The Dissolution of the said Company commenced on the Novfier
25, 2005 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and',f r
registered by the Registrar General. .'n
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Alisa Richardson of Shjrle
House, 50 Shirley Street, Nassau, Bahamas.
(d)- All persons having Claims against the above-named Compay isf;
required on or before the 27th day of December 2005 to sentthwqir
names and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims,-9 thte
Liquidator of the company or, in default thereof, they may bc ,
excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before suclihe tso
are proved.
November 25, 2005
ALISA RICHARDSON
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY



RBC
FINCO


NOTICE

RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the followings

"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No. 3 & 4, Blk #i&.
Nassau Village 655 Pinewood Gardens Subdivision situated in the Southerp
District on the Island of New Providence one of the islands of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Single Family
Residence consisting of (2) two bedrooms, (2) two bathr6oofms

Property Size: 5,000 sq. ft.
Building Size: 864 sq. ft.

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

All offers should be forwarded in writin3 in a sealed envelope, addressed
to the Manager, Royal Bank Cc'lectk Centre, P.O. Box N-7549, Nassait
Bahamas and marked "Tender '564 dl offers must be received by the
close of business 4:00 pm, Friday 2nd December, 2005.




RBC
FINCO


NOTICE

RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot of Land Tower;
Heights situated in the Eastern District on the Island of Neiv|
Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahama$.
Situated thereon is Vacant Land.

Property Size: 20,000 sq. ft.

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

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O.i
Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked "Tender 0914". Ahl
offers must be received by the close of business 4:00 pm, Friday,
2nd December, 2005.


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New York developer




behind Ritz-Carlton




for Rose Island


FROM page 1B

Don Monti, and his Monti
Family Holding Company, are
the investors planning to bring
the world-class, five-star hotel
brand to the Bahamas, sources
live confirmed to The Tribune.
This newspaper revealed the
plans for the Rose Island Ritz-
Carlton on November 11, a
week before Prime Minister
Perry Christie confirmed the
news at the PLP Convention.
M, Christie said then: "Over
at Rose Island, the world-
famous, top tier hotel brand,
Ritz-Carlton, proposes a first-
class, ultra high-end, $500 mil-
Jion Rmixed-use resort."
Attorney
,T i developer's attorney is
.understood to be Robert van-
Wynen at Alexiou, Knowles &
Co. Mr vanWynen has not
returned a detailed Tribune
v.oicemail message seeking
comment.
It is unclear how far
advanced the proposal is, but
some familiar with. develop-


ments said talks had already
been held between the devel-
opers and the authorities, with
plans possibly submitted to the
Government.
The arrival of the Ritz-Carl-
ton brand in the Bahamas
would be a further shot in the
arm for the Bahamian tourism
industry, which targets top-
quality tourists and 'names'
such as the five-star operator,
following on close behind Baha
Mar's announcement earlier
this week of its $1.6 billion joint
venture to redevelop Cable
Beach with Harrah's Enter-
tainment and Starwood.
Some land on Rose Island is
understood to be owned by
William Saunders, owner of
Majestic Tours, while another
developer has been attempting
to get a touristic project, known
as the Rose Island Beach and
Harbour Club, off the ground.
It is unknown whether either
is involved with the Ritz-Carl-
ton project, although there is
speculation that the Rose
Island Beach and Harbour
Club is
Any Rose Island-based
resort is likely to be of the


niche, boutique variety, fea-
turing about 100-200 rooms. It
would be handily placed, lying
just between Paradise Island
and mainland Nassau, with
easy waterborne access to. both
locations and their respective
amenities.
Popular
Rose Island is a popular 'sail-
away' destination for those
seeking to escape the hustle


and bustle of Nassau, and
Bahamians are likely to want a
guarantee that beach access
will be continued despite the
Ritz-Carlton development.
The developers are also like-
ly to implement stringent secu-
rity measures to ensure their
guests' .safety, if a Heads of
Agreement is ever signed with
the Government.


CONSTRUCTION ACCOUNTANT


We are seeking to fill the following immediate multi-year contract position
for a project on Paradise Island, Bahamas. This position requires experience
in all aspects of accounting including, job costing monthly invoicing, bank
reconciliation, pay roll, accounts payable, purchase order control, contract
and change order control and review. Preparation of financial statements
and monthly reports will be required.

This professional candidate must have 5 years or more experience in
construction accounting, hold a Bachelor's or Masters degree in
Accounting and must have extensive knowledge in ACCPAC, Crystal
Reports and Microsoft Office including Word, Excel & Outlook.

Only a short list of candidates will be contacted.


Please respond by email to:
Fax:
Mail to:


inl~fOpbwbabhamas.corm
242.363.1279
PBWL
P.O. Box SS-6386
Nassau, Bahamas


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PUBLIC NOTICE

GAMING BOARD FOR
THE COMMONWEALTH
OF THE BAHAMAS



NOTICE
Pursuant to Section 36(3) of the Lotteries
and Gaming Act Chapter 387, notice is hereby
given that PNK (EXUMA) Ltd. a Company
incorporated under the laws of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has in
T accordance with the provisions of Section
'34(2) of the said Act, made application to the
Secretary of the Gaming .Board for The
Bahamas for a licence to manage a casino on
premises situated at The Four Seasons Hotel
on the Island of Exuma, one of the 'Islands of
.-the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
And notice is also given that on Friday, 9th
December, 2005 at 10:00am at the Magistrate
Court, Garnet Levarity, Justice Centre,
Freeport Grand Bahama, one of the Islands
of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, the
application of PNK (EXUMA) Limited will
be considered by Gaming Board.
Notice is also given that any person who
desires to object to the grant of the licence
shall send to The Secretary of the Gaming
:,.Board for The Commonwealth of The
,Bahamas, P.O. Box N-4565, Nassau, New.
Providence, Bahamas or deliver to the offices
situated in The Renaissance Building, West
Bay Street on or before noon on Thursday,
December 1, 2005, two (2) copies of a brief
,:,statement in writing of the grounds of the
,.:objection.

signed: Bernard K. Bonamy
!Secretary

*,,,Gaming Board for
The Commonwealth of The Bahamas


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Tickets: $35.00


INDUCTEE:
Vernice Walkine, Director General,
Ministry of Tourism
PLAQUE
UNVEILING CEREMONY
Monday, 12th December @ 9:30 am
Foyer, The College of The Bahamas
For more information or ticket reservation
for the induction,, please call the
Office of Alumni Affairs at 302-4365/6.


BAHRA
llvG TRAIwNvNG.B


BUSINESS OFFICE OPERATION HOURS
NOVEMBER & DECEMBER


November 29 December 1


December 5 22


December 15


December 16


Cashiers booth & accpunit
receivable department will
be closed. Accounts :
payabletwillaccept-transcript
payments only
Processing of tuition and fee
payments from returning ,,
'students


SLast day for returning
'students to apply for :'
iDeferred Payment Plan
(Spring 2006)
,;,;\ ^^^ Last day,;for returning
students to obtain 10%
discount on fees only
(excluding insurance fee)
for early payment of Spring
semester bill


SPRING 2006
ADVISEMENT & REGISTRATION

November 21 Advisement/Registration Begins
December 5 Bill Collection Begins
December 21 Transcripts issued
December 22 Last day for fee payment


Advisement and registration may be conducted
offices.
The Records Office will conduct registration only,
through Thursdays.
For more information, pileae all 30-4522/3


in faculty
Mondays


The College of The Bahamas School of Social Sciences announces its


Bachelor of Arts


The History Programme offers a
fascinating range of courses, including
the following and many more:
Race, Class and Gender in the
Late 19th and Early 20th Century
Bahamas
History of Africa (Since 1850)
Pan-Africanism: Politics of the Black
Atlantic World
Science, Religion and Society: The
Enlightenment in Europe (1700-
1800)
Caribbean Migration since the 18th
Century
Women and Gender in the History
of the English-speaking Caribbean
African American History (to 1865)


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What are some of the careers paths which
history majors commonly follow?

Many students of history have a istinct
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College of The Bahamas
Harry C. Moore Library& Information Centre


Building Contractors are invited to PRE-QUALIFY for the
J Construction of The Colleg of The Bahamas Library and
Information Centrei, to be situted at Thompson Boulevard,
New Providence, B ras
The Project will comprise complete construction of the
new library approximately sixty thousand square feet in
area (60,000 sift, featuring a fur-storey structure with
a domed 60-foot centralIatrium of 40-foot diameter. The
facility will accommodate about 1,000 users, allow for
doubling of holdings from 70,000 volumes to 150,000
volumes and will contain the technology and other amenities
to make the library, client friendly and technology
appropriate.
Interested contractors may collect pre-qualification
documents from:
Axum Architecture.
East Bay and Ernest Streets
Nassau, Bahamas
Telephone: (242) 393-8415
There will be a non-refundable Fee of $100 for each
document, (cash or certified cheque made payable to The
College of The Bahamas.)
Sealed pre-qualification submissions will be received until
4:00 p.m., 30th November 2005 at the office of Axum
Architecture, East Bay and Ernest Streets.













IT professionals aim to create




industry body 'within six months'


tion's founding, particularly
creating its charter, constitu-
tion and by-laws, plus mem-


Securities Finance
Administration Manager GAT
(Global Arbitrage & Trading)
The successful candidate should possess the following
qualifications:
* 10 to 15 years Equity Finance Experience
* Experience of working in Asian and European locations
* Microsoft Office/Bloomberg Proficiency
* Strong Organizational & Accuracy skills
* Ability to follow up and promptly escalate issues
* Ability to be extremely aware of time limits
* Ability to work under pressure
* Ability to work to tight deadlines in a high volume
environment
* Strong commitment to Quality and Excellence
Communication skills written and verbal
* Meticulous attention to detail

Job Description
Global Arbitrage & Trading, the proprietary equity trading
desk within Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets, is
currently looking to recruit a senior securities finance
trader responsible for the trading and borrowing of Securities
Finance positions and related collateral. The role requires
detailed understanding of Securities Lending and Equity
Swap business taking into consideration tax, legal and
credit issues and an acute awareness of the time critical
and complex nature of the Securities Lending environment.
An ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
in a high volume environment is essential. The role also
requires extensive liaison with Global trading desks and
Hedge funds and experience of working in Asian, European
Equity markets.
Tasks & Responsibilities
* Trading and Daily review of all stock lending/borrowing
and collateral exposure.
* Ability to generate and implement innovative new trading
structures.
* Profit & Loss reconciliation
* Daily dialogue with extensive client base
A competitive compensation package (base salary & bonus)
will be commensurate with relevant experience and
qualifications.
Please apply before December 9, 2005 to:
Daniel Rosenbaum
Global Arbitrage & Trading
Royal Bank of Canada
Lyford Manor, Lyford Cay
P.O. Box N-7549, New Providence, The Bahamas
Via fax: (242)362-6441
Via email: bahcayjp@rbc.com


Registered trade-mark of Royal Bank of Canada
a" The Lion & Globe sybol and RBC are trademarks of
Royal Bank of Canada


RBC
SCapital
SMarkets


bership criteria, benefits and
possible linkages with interna-
tional associations.
Gurth Ford, director of man-
agement information systems
(MIS) at the College of the
.Bahamas, has also developed
a survey aimed at gathering IT
professionals' ideas for the
Association.
The developments came at


a 'discussion group' meeting
hosted by Providence Tech-
nology Group. Among the
companies represented at the
meeting were Colinalmperial
Insurance Company, Com-
monwealth Bank, IBM
Bahamas, Bahamas Business
Solutions, Commonwealth
Brewery, Bank of the Bahamas
International, COB and


Oceanic Bank and Trust.
The meeting heard from
Edgar Moxey, the Institute of
Internal Auditors' president,
who played a key role in estab-
lishing that industry organisa-
tion.
Mr Moxey said an IT Asso-
ciation would have to show
clear benefits for all stake-
holders its members, the Gov-


ernment and the business com-
munity.
Ian Fernander, deputy man-
ager in the Governor's Office
at the Central Bank of the
Bahamas, facilitated the meet-
ing and presented a Proposal
for the Bahamas IT Organisa-
tion, which was the main dis-
cussion document.


Tourist arrivals decline contrasts with regional rivals


FROM page 1B
For the same January to
August period, which was
before the devastation inflicted
by Hurricane Wilma, Cancun
and Cozumel in Mexico both
enjoyed 7.3 per cent growth in


GN-298






MINISTRY OF WORKS & UTILITIES

PUBLIC NOTICE
RENOVATIONS TO BOLAM HOUSE -
ERECTION OF HOARDING

The Ministry of Works & Utilities wishes
to inform the public of the commencement
of renovations to Bolam House. Bolam
House is located on George & King Streets
and is presently occupied by the Ministry
of Tourism. The works are expected to
commence on Tuesday the 29 November
2005 and will continue over an eight-month
period. To facilitate these works, hoarding
will be erected in the front of the building,
along George and King Streets, George
Street, between Bay and Duke Streets, will
become one way heading south and King
Street, between George and Market Streets
will have restricted vehicular traffic.

Together with the Road Traffic Department,
The Ministry of Works & Utilities requests
the cooperation of the traveling public to
reduce speeds in the area of the construction
and on the diverted routes. Motorists are
encouraged to use alternate routes and, if
possible, to avoid this area during the
construction period. The Ministry of Works
& Utilities regret any inconvenience caused
during this important renovations project.


stopover arrivals compared to
2004. The Dominican Repub-
lic, enjoying a reputation as a
low-cost destination, also saw
7.2 per cent growth in stopover
arrivals.
Elsewhere, Trinidad &
Tobago and the USA Virgin
Islands saw stopover arrivals


2005
QUI/NO. 01032


IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT tract of land
comprising Nine and One Hundred and Eighty-five
Thousandths (9.185) Acres and being a portion of
the land called and known as "The Cottage" situate
on the Northeastern side of Queen's Highway
approximately One and Two Tenths (1.2) miles
Southeast of George Town on the Island of Exuma
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas. ..
SAND,;,
IN THE MATTER OF THE QUIETING TITLES ACT,
1959.
AND
IN THE MATTER of the petition of MILTON
STRACHAN, JR. AND DANIEL STRACHAN

NOTICE OF PETITION
The Petition of Milton Strachan, Jr. and Daniel Strachan,
of "The Cottage", George Town, Great Exuma, in respect
of:-
ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land designated
"A" & "B" being a portion of land known as "The
Cottage" situate on the Northeastern side of the
Queen's Highway in the Island of Great Exuma one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
and containing by admeasurement Nine and One
Hundred and Eighty Five Thousandths (9.185) Acres
more or less and being part of the land known as
"The Cottage" and bounded NORTHWESTWARDLY
by Sunny Hill Subdivision NORTHEASTWARDLY by
the sea SOUTHEASTWARDLY by land the property
of Freddie Morley and SOUTHWESTWARDLY by the
Queen's Highway and which said piece parcel or
tract of land has such position shape boundaries
marks and dimensions as are ,shown on the diagram
or plan hereto filed herein and is delineated on that
part which is coloured Pink on the said diagram or
plan and being the land which is the subject of the
Petition filed herein.
Milton Strachan Jrc and Daniel Strachan claim to be
the equitable and beneficial owners in possession of
the parcel of land hereinbefore described and such
ownership as aforesaid arises by virtue of a
possessory title to the said land. The Petitioners have
made application to the Supreme Court of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Section Three
(3) of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959 to have their title
to the said land investigated.
Copies of the filed plan may be inspected during
normal office hours at:-
1) The Registry of the Supreme Court, Ansbacher
House, East Street, Nassau, Bahamas
2) The Chambers of Floyd C. Watkins & Co.,
Chambers, St. Alban's Drive (east), Nassau,
Bahamas.
3) The Office of the Island Administrator, George
Town, Great Exuma, Bahamas.
Notice is given that any person having dower or right
of dower or an adverse claim or a claim not recognized
in the petition shall on or before the 2nd day of
December A.D., 2005 file in the Supreme Court and
serve on the Petitioner or the undersigned a statement
of such claim in the prescribed form, verified by an
affidavit to be filed therewith. Failure by any such
person to file and serve a statement of such claim
on or before the 2nd day of December, A.D., 2005
will operate as a bar to such claim.

FLOYD C. WATKINS & CO.
CHAMBERS
ST. ALBAN'S DRIVE (EAST)
NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS
ATTORNEYS FOR THE PETITIONER


growth of 8.1 per cent and 8.3
per cent respectively. Even
Aruba, which has suffered
immense negative publicity
over the Natalee Holloway dis-
appearance, enjoyed 8.1 per
cent growth during the 2005
first half.
The decline in the Bahamas'
stopover arrivals growth is like-
ly to prove of some concern for
the Government and tourism
officials, as it again raises ques-
tions over whether this nation
is really growing as a tourism
destination.


As for cruise passenger visi-
tor arrivals, the decline has
been even more pronounced.
Cruise arrivals for the Bahamas
during the first eight months
of 2005 to August fell by 8.6 pr
cent to 2.229 million.
Again, this contrasted with
the 4.2 per cent growth enjoyed
in the 2005 first half by
Cozumel. Bermuda saw a 9.7
per cent growth in cruise pas-
senger arrivals, while St
Maarten and the Cayman
Islands also experienced an
upswing.


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, TANYA THOMAS
MCKINNEY, of Stewfish Drive, Carmichael Road, P.O. Box
N-948 intend to change my childs name from TALYSSA
ANGELIQUE THOMAS to TALYSSA ANGELIQUE
MCKINNEY. If there are any objections to this change of
name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the
Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no
later than thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this
notice.


FROM page 1B

It will focus on the Associa-


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT
Common Law and Equity Division


Legal Notice



NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT (No. 45 of 2000)

MAXELL OVERSEAS LTD.
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137(4)
of the International Business Companies Act No. 45 of 2000, MAXELL
OVERSEAS LTD., has been dissolved and struck off the Register according
to the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar General on the
18th day of October, 2005.

Roberto Diego Licio Siniscalchi,
Av. Artigas M.234S.9, El Pinar,
Ciudad de la Costa Canelones,
Uruguay,
Liquidator




PUBLIC NOTICE

GAMING BOARD FOR

THE COMMONWEALTH

OF THE BAHAMAS



NOTICE

Pursuant to Section 36(3) of the Lotteries
and Gaming Act Chapter 387, notice is hereby
given that BAHA MAR ENTERPRISES
LTD. a Company incorporated under the laws
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has
in accordance with the provisions of Section
34(2) of the said Act, made application to the
Secretary of the Gaming Board for The
Bahamas for a licence to manage a casino on
premises situated at The Wyndham Nassau
Resort and Crystal Palace Casino on the
Island of New Providence, one of the Islands
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
Notice is also given that on Friday, 9th
December, 2005 at 10:00am at the Magistrate
Court, Garnet Levarity, Justice Centre,
Freeport Grand Bahama, one of the Islands
of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, the
application of BAHA-MAR ENTERPRISES
LIMITED will be considered by Gaming
Board.
And notice is also given that any person
who desires to object to the grant of the licence
shall send to The Secretary of the Gaming
Board for The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, P.O. Box N-4565, Nassau, New
Providence, Bahamas or deliver to the offices
situated in The Renaissance Building, West
Bay Street on or before noon on Thursday,
December 1, 2005, two (2) copies of a brief
statement in writing of the grounds of the
objection.

signed: Bernard K. Bonamy
Secretary

Gaming Board for
The Commonwealth of The Bahamas


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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2005
IN THE SUPREME COURT CLE/QUI/1297
Equity Side

IN THE MATTER of a parcel of land
containing 25.193 acres situate East of Port
Nelson, Rum Cay comprising a portion of a
Crown Grant to Charles Forres Forsyth
Recorded in Book I-1 Page 23.

AND

IN THE MATTER of th Petition of Islands
Unlimited Limited under The Quieting titles
Act 1959.

NOTICE

The Petition of Islands Unlimited Limited a company
incorporated in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
in respect of:- :

ALL THAT piece or parcel of land comprising
25.193 acres being a portion of a Crown Grant to
Charles Forres Forsyth recorded in Book 1-1 Page
23 situate at North Channel approximately 1.7
miles East of Port Nelson, Rum Cay one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
and being bounded as follows: on the SOUTH
by other portion of the said Crown Grant formerly
said to be the property of Jacob Knowles and
running thereon One thousand and forty-eight
(1,048) feet more or less and on all other sides
by Port Nelson Salt Lake and by the Sea which
said piece parcel or lot of land has such position
shape marks boundaries and dimensions as are
shown on the diagram or plan filed in this matter
and is delineated on that part of the plan which
is coloured PINK.

Islands Unlimited Limited claims to be the owner
in fee simple in possession of the said land free
from encumbrances and has made application to
the Supreme Court in the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas under Section 3 of The Quieting titles
Act, 1959 to have its title to the said land
investigated and the nature and extent thereof
determined and declared in a Certificate of Title
to be granted by the Court in accordance with the
provisions of the said Act.

A plan of the said land may be inspected during
normal office hours in the following places:

(a) The Registry of the Supreme Court in
the said City of Nassau:
(b) The Chambers of McKinney, Banicroft
& Hughes, Mareva House, 4 George
Street in the City of Nassau, Attorneys
for the Petitioner; and
(c) The office of the Island Administrator
at Port Nelson, Rum Cay.

Notice is hereby given that any persons having
dower or a right of dower or an Adverse Claim
or a claim not recognized in the Petition shall on
or before the 19th day of January, 2006 file in the
Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioner or the
undersigned a statement of his claim in the
prescribed form, verified by an Affidavit to be
filed therewith. Failure of any such person to file
and serve a statement of his claim on or before
the said 19th day of January, 2006 will operate
as a bar to such claim.

Dated the 18th day of November, A.D., 2005


McKINNEY, BANDROFT & HUGHES
Attorneys for the Petitioner
Mareva House
4 George Street
Nassau, Bahamas


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WliSER Financial Advisors Lt
Pricing Information As Of:
22 November 2005

52wk-Hi 52wk-Lo w Symbol Previous Close Today's Clos e Change Daily Vol. EPS $ Div $ PIE Yield
1.10 0.73 Abaco Markets 0.73 0.73 0.00 -0.169 0.000 N/M 0.00%
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%
9.17 6.99 Commonwealth Bank 9.11 9.11 0.00 0.791 0.450 11.5 4.94%
2.50 1.15 Doctor's Hospital 2.40 2.40 0.00 0.429 0.000 5.6 0.00%
4.35 4.00 Famguard 4.35 4.35 .0.00 0.428 0.240 9.1 5.52%
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%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 2.036 0.760 4.9 7.60%
52wk-Hi 52wk-Lo w Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Veekly Vol EPS $ Div $ P/E Yield
13.00 12.50 Bahamas Supermarkets 12.75 13.75 11.00 1.768 0.960 7.5 6.98%
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 10.00 10.35 10.00 0.000 0.800 NM 7.80%
0.60 0.40 RND Holdings 0.29 0.54 0.00 -0O044 0000 NM 0.00%
43.00 28.00 ABDAB 41.00 43.00 41.00 2220 0.000 19.4 0.0%0
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 10.67117 *
2.2754 2.1675 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.275422**
1.1406 1.0755 Colina Bond Fund 1.140599*"

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
52wk-HI Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week
Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
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/ AS AT OCT. 31, 2005
S- AS AT OCT. 28. 2005/ AS AT OCT. 31,. 2005/ AS AT aCT. 31. 2005


FirstCaribbean
Career Opportunity

A 3 yBSRa A U B


FirstCaribbean International Bank is the combination of CIBC and Bai lays Bank in the Caribbean,
Bahamas and Belize. We are the region's largest publicly traded bank, with over 3,000 staff serving
over 5.3 million people in 16 countries. We manage over 700,000 active accounts via 100 retail
branches and corporate/international banking centres.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conduct end-to-end audits of business areas as advised by the Audit Director, across FirstCaribbean with the
objective of supporting an independent assessment of the level of control over risk. This post includes IT Specialist
and audit work.
Liaise with Business Management in discussing findings and gaining acceptance of recommendations developed.
Undertake creation of audit work programmes, audit testing, analysis of findings, making recommendations and
writing reports.
PREREQUISITES:
Strong PC skills
An awareness of financial services issues.
Expertise in IT audit/risk management.
Project Management experience
Knowledge and experience of IT management, IT security principles; and some experience of internal control.
Minimum of three'to five'years at a supervisory/junior management level with a financial institution, accounting
firm or IT security consultancy
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Full or partial qualification in banking (ACIB etc.), audit (CISA/CIA etc.) accountancy (ACCA, GGA etc.) or other
technical field (CISSP etc.)
We offer an attractively structured compensation and reward package as well as performance bonuses.

Applications with detailed r6sum6s should be submitted no later than 16th December 2005 to:
Lisa Watson
Internal Audit
FirstCaribbean International Bank Ltd.
Head Office
Warrens
St. Michael, Barbados.
Telephone: (246) 367-2580
Fax: (246) 367-2503
Email: lisa.watson@firstcaribbeanbank.com
\Only applicants who are short-listed will be contacted.



FIRSTCARIBBEAN
INTERNATIONAL BANK
GET THERE. TOGETHER.


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THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE


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ADDERLEY FELICIA LYNETTE
ADDERLEY HAREEML LEON_
ADDEREY JOHNNEL ANDREA
ACDERLEY LATANYA JOHNNETTE
AiDERLEYI UNETTE MINCHEL.LE
ADDORLEY TANYA ROKELL
ERLEY I WILFFED TIMOTHY _
ALBURY JUSTIN JERMAINE __
ALBURY SHERLYN .LYNETTE
ALCM4E DEBRA ALTHIA ___
ANTONIO KIMLEE SHAKETA
ARCHER KIA ANN MARIE SYBIL NAOMI
MCER LATEISHA SHAVONNE
AFIBRISTEF KENYA SMONE ___
ARBRITEF RONNELL CANDICE S/SHA
ARTHUR RAMONA DECHEA
ASTWOOD ANDERO AARON
AUSTIN DOMINIC DEREK
AUSTIN KENDRICK GERARD
BAILLOU MONALISA
BAIN ALICEIA SABRINA
BAIN BYRON JAMAAL ADBUL
BAIN INDIRA CRYSTAL CHERINA
BAN KYLE MICHAEL RASHAD ___
BAIN NORIAL_ PRINCE
BAIN SHANDRA JANETTE
AlN-CURTI; DOROTHY DIANA *
BARBES NIKITA LASHANDRIA
BARNETT DUSTIN CHFSTOPHER -
BARRY TRFEVOR GEORGE CAMFION __
BARTLETT DAVINA ANDREE
BASTIAN JR ORMAND CHFISTOPHER
BELL PRINCESS MA T
BELL SHANTRA TANTAQUE
BELLE LATANYA LATOYA
BENEBY DARRYL LIVINGSTONE
BENEBY ELKINO LATHEN I
BENEBY GARNELL ANTOINETTE
BETHEL ANAISHA LASHONYA _
BETHEL JAIME CAMERON ___
BETHEL KIKO FOU ___
BETHEL MARLON MICHAEL GORDON
BETHEL NIKETRA TAMIKA
BETHEL PHIUP CUFTON OMAR
BETHEL PHIUP JORDAN_
BETHEL QUINTON SHACARRO
BETHEL-JOI- DEBORAH ESTELLA ____.
BETHELL CHRYSTAL TIFFANY ANN
BETHELL IAN DOMINIQUE
BETHELL JENNY JACQUEUNE _
BETHELL LENORA CLEOMI
BETHELL MIKIKO TAMANGI
BETHELL VICTORIA CHARISSE
BODIE AUCIA CALRANIQUE
BODE ASHLEY LATARIO
BODIE III GBRGER ALLINGTON _____ -
BOOTLE JODY AUDRA
BOOTLE YVONNE PATRICIA
BOWE ANDREW ANTHONY
YBOWE JOSEPH SHEAN
BOWE RAQUEL VYONIQUE
BOWE VERKEISHA DENESIA
BOWE VICTOR ADRIAN
BOWLEG ALEXIA TENIQUEA
BOWLEG ANTHON WALTER HUGH
BOWLEG MARIO LYNDEN
BRENNEN DELRIKA LOUISE
BRENNEN DONIQUA 1.AKESHIA_
BRENNEN MARGUERITE MILA -
BRCE PATRICE LOUISE
BRICE XAVIER
BROWN CHENNEQU BROWN
BROWN KOURTNEY JUCE E
BROWN LA'KEISHA LATOYA DENISE
BROWN LESUEANN AISHLING
BROWN MEUSSA ELIZABETH
BROWN SHERMAN ANTHONY
BROWN SHONET ANDRENE
BROWN VICTORIA MARIE
BROWN JR GLADSTON GRANVILLE
BROWN-RUF INDIRA NYOKA
BULLARD CARIN CEUSSE
BULLARD-S RHODA BLANCHE
BURROWS DANIELLE MARIA
BURFVOW GERARD KEITH
BURROWS JONATHAN NATHANIEL AUGUSTINE
BUROWS KENWOOD QUINCY
BURROWS SHEENA TENNILLE
BURROWS TORNESHA LOUISA __
BURROWS TREVOR JEROME
BUTLER PORTIA TAMI
BUTLER YURI WAITHE
CAMBRIDGE SHARANDA YOULAN
CAMPBELL JANEL FEUCIA OLGA __
CAMPBELL LETITIA NICOLE
CAMPBELL SHENICA ANYA
CAMPBELL-E KRISHANDA INZLEY
CAPRON DANIELLE TASHA __~____


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CAREY ANDREW ARNOLD
CAREY EDWARD CARL
CAREY KISHNA ANDREW
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CAREY RENALDO DAVID
CAREY SASHA DENISE
CAREY SEBASTIAN DVETT
CAREY SONIA JENNILLE
CARROLL AMALIKO ANTWONE
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By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
WITH the weekend off,
some of the executives of the
New Providence Women's
Basketball Association trav-
elled to Grand Bahama to
view the Bahamas Basketball
Federation's Junkanoo Jam
NCAA Division One Tour-
nament.
The executives were quite
impressed with what they saw
and they were confident that
the NPWBA can continue to
get better if they can adhere
to some of the things that
they were able to witness.
The league's second vice
president Anthony Swaby, a


Executives impressed


by Grand Bahama event


long-time national women's
coach, said, from an adminis-
tration point of view, it would
appear that they are headed
in the right direction with
their presentationi of the
game."
Swaby, who coached the
Burger King Angels to a local
dynasty, said he also had the
opportunity to show some top
calibre division one competi-
tion on the court and he left


renewed with his goal of try-
ing to get more and more
local players exposed to a
higher level of competition in
the United States.
"I was able to meet with
the coaches and everybody is
excited about coming here
and viewing the talent that
we have available," he said.
"That is one of the goals of
our new president, Kimber-
ley Rolle.


"But, despite getting flack
from it, I continue to say that
the only way our players are
going to get the exposure is
for them to be placed in the
high school systems over
there. Not taking anything
away from the coaches here,
but we just don't have the lev-
el of competition that can
expose them to here."
Swaby said the association
is also looking at the possi-


bility of forming its Coaches
Association because "we feel
we have the coaches who
have the right idea for the
game and they are capable of
running their own affairs."
At the tournament in
Grand Bahama, number six
ranked Runkus knocked off
66-56 North Carolina State to
win the championship crown.
Ohio State pulled off a 74-48
win over North Florida for
the consolation third place
title.
League secretary Cindy
Fox said it would be good to
see the same level of compe-
tition that was exhibited in
Grand Bahama be brought to
New Providence, not just in
the women's league, but


across the board in the men's
as well.
"It would be good if we can
get our players to play at that
level," she stated. "We have
the talent, but there are times
that our players don't live up
to that standard. I think it
would be good for the fans to
see that same level every
game that is played."
As a member of the feder-
ation as well, Fox said they
intend to bring in teams that
can give the teams in the
NPWBA the opportunity to
view some of the top notch
calibre that exists in the Unit-
ed States.
The NPWBA will be back
in action on Tuesday night at
the DW Davis Gym.


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CALVARY Deliverance
will be back to defend their
title in the Baptist Sports
Council's 2005 men's soft-
ball championship series.
They made sure of that
when they swept the pen-
nant winning New Bethle-
hem in two straight games
in their best-of-three semi-
final playoff series over the
weekend at the Baillou Hills
Sporting Complex.
Now they will have to
wait for the winner of the
other half of the series
between former champions
Transfiguration and Mace-
donia. That series tied at
1-1 will continue on Sat-
urday.
In the meantime, defend-
ing champions Macedonia
have taken a 1-0 lead over
their arch-rivals Golden
Gates in the co-ed champi-
onship series. Game two of
the series will be played
on Tuesday night at
the Churchill Tener
Knowles National Softball
Stadium.
Also over the weekend,
Golden Gates swept Mace-
donia 2-0 to clinch the 15-
and-under championship
title. The same two teams
will square of on Saturday
as they battle for the 19-
and-under crown at Baillou
Hills.
E Here's a summary of the
games played on Saturday:
CALVARY DELIVER-
ANCE 14, NEW BETHLE-
HEM 13: Clayon Rolle
knocked in Brad Wood Sr
with the game's winning run
on a two-out RBI single in
the bottom of the seventh
to seal the two-game sweep
for Calvary Deliverance. It's
was Rolle's first hit of the
game, but his second RBI.
Wood Sr scored for the
fourth time with three hits.
Taja Wright led the attack
with a 4-for-4 night, driving
in six runs and scoring three
times. Dave Sands had a
two-run triple, scoring a run
and Jason Clarke scored
twice to give Danny Stubbs
the win.
Alcott Forbes suffered the
loss in relief as he went 4-
for-4 with three runs scored
offensively. Tory Stevens
had three hits with two
RBIs, scoring twice.
CALVARY DELIVER-
ANCE 13, NEW BETHLE-
HEM 12: Brad Wood Jr.
was 2-for-5 with three RBIs
and two runs scored; Jason
Clarke 3-for-5 with three
runs; Brad Wood Sr 2-for-3
with two runs and an RBI;


Title-holders overcome


New Bethlehem


Taja Wright 2-for-5 with
two RBIs and a run scored
and Clayton Rolle 2-for-4
with two RBIs and a run
scored to help Danny
Stubbs get the win in game
one of the series.
Eugene Bain went 2-for-4
with two RBIs and two runs
scored; Jason Sweeting 3-
for-5 with an RBI and two
runs scored; Darren Stevens
1-for-4 with two RBIs and
two runs scored and Nardo
Gilbert cracked a solo
homer as Valentino Maura
suffered the loss.
MACEDONIA 10,
TRANSFIGURATION 6:
Cardinal Gilbert went 2-for-
4 with three RBIs; Tim
Clarke was 2-for-4 with an
RBI and run scored; Bur-
ton Saunders 2-for-2 with
two runs scored and
Michael Thompson 2-for-5
with two runs scored
as Harold 'Banker' Fritzger-
ald got the win to avoid
being swept in two straight
games.
Reynold Russell was 3-
for-4 with an RBI and run
scored; Kirk Johnson,
Alexander Bain and Larry
Thompson all had a hit with
an RBI, but only Johnson
and Bain scored a run.
Charlie Gaitor suffered the
loss in relief.

TRANSFIGURATION
12, MACEDONIA 5:
Reynold Russell had a pair
of hits, including a two-run
homer; Charlie Gaitor
scored three times with two
RBIs; Hermis Sands scored
three times with two RBIs
and Nelson Farrington
scored twice with an RBI as
Alexander Bain got the win
for a 1-0 lead.
Tim Clarke scored three
times, two courtesy of Car-
dinal Gilbert's two RBIs
and Brian Capron and
George Burrows scored the
other two runs for Macedo-
nia. Harold Fritzgerald got
the loss.
MACEDONIA 14,
GOLDEN GATES 9: Bur-
ton Saunders went 2-for-3
with three RBIs, scoring
twice; Kelly Smith was 2-
for-3 with two RBIs and a
run scored; Michael Thomp-
son was 2-for-3 with an RBI
and two runs scored; Karen
Deveaux 1-for-3 with an


RBI and two runs scored
and Olympia Morris 1-for-3
with two runs as Harold
Fritzgerald got the win for a
1-0 lead.
Philip Culmer was 2-for-3


with two RBIs and two
runs; Joyce Minus 2-for-3
with two RBIs and a run
scored and Hosea Wallace
2-for-3 with an RBI and
run scored. Phil Culmer


suffered the loss.
GOLDEN GATES 10,
MACEDONIA 9: Richard
Bastian scored the game's
winning run in the fifth to
seal game one of the 15-
and-under championship as
Devon Francis picked up
the win.
Both Bastian and Francis
scored twice, while Ray-
mond Bastian came home
three times.
Valentino Rahming
scored twice for Macedonia


with Devario Rahming suf-
fering the loss.
GOLDEN GATES 7,
MACEDONIA 6: Richard
and Raymond Bastian
scored a pair of runs and.
Devon Francis picked up
the win in the clincher,
helping his own cause with
two hits, an RBI and run
scored.
Denero Rahming scored
twice for Macedonia with
Devario Rahming picking
up another loss.


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Shocked firemen






seek police help




Slum communities pose new dangers


As unpaid fire-
fighters risked
their lives
tackling more
than 100 blaz-
ing homes, young Haitian men
threatened them with knives.
A woman volunteer was
jabbed in the chest, receiving
bruises which might have been
open wounds had it not been
for her thick fire-fighting gear.
Firemen were so alarmed at
hostility shown by people they
were trying to help that their
wives are now begging them
not to take similar risks again.
At a meeting in Marsh Har-
bour, Abaco, last Wednesday,
firemen decided on a compro-
mise. They will only tackle a
blaze in the Haitian slum set-
tlements if they get police pro-
tection.
Disturbing accounts of The


Mud fire, and their implications
for Abaconians, are now
sweeping the Marsh Harbour
area. They highlight the ten-
sions now developing as two
completely different cultures
try to co-exist at close quarters.
The prognosis is not encourag-
ing.
Misunderstandings, language
difficulties and unsubstantiated.


suspicions all contributed to a
state of high tension as flames
destroyed a quarter of The
Mud, a squalid slum built on
seabed slurry to accommodate
a growing stream of immi-
grants.
What transpired shook many
Abaconians into the realisation
that they face possible subju-
gation by an alien force whose


standards are radically different
from their own.
"These young Haitian men,
some teenagers and some in
their early twenties, are angry
for many reasons," said a
source.
"Some have no status, some
are anti-white, some thought
the firemen were deliberately
letting their homes burn down,,:'


and their answer as always -
was to produce knives.'
"It is the best indication yet
that we are up against a cul-
ture where violence and blood-
shed are endemic. Some of
these people felt no gratitude -
they felt only hate."
SA few weeks ago, INSIGHT
was vilified for highlighting the
horrendous implications of
mass immigration by people
whose social mores are funda-
mentally different from our
own.
There was strong objection
to "racial profiling", a blanket
assessment of a people whose
200-year record of self-govern-
ment has been notable only for
its horrific bloodletting and
chaotic mismanagement.
Yet the behaviour of some
Haitians during a blaze which
was ravaging their own com-
munity was both puzzling and
disquieting even for those
inclined to be charitable.
Instead of displaying appre-
ciation, furious young Haitian
men turned their frustrations
on the largely-white firefighting
force.
Now the courageous volun-
teers are wondering why they
should put their lives on the
line for ungrateful people
whose interests they were try-
ing to protect.
The newly-appointed young
fire chief in Marsh Harbour,
Bruce Key, was in charge that
night. Although he has many
years of experience behind
him, The Mud was his first
major assignment as leader.
Older hands say their recep-
tion by panic-stricken and hos-
tile Haitians gave the new chief
a daunting test and presented
a host of unexpected dangers
which left them disturbed and
angry. At one point, Haitians
accused the firemen of loading
their appliances with gasoline
to fuel the flames. One fire-
fighter was struck with a piece
of two-by-four wood.
Threats of violence are only
one of the concerns now being
expressed by the Marsh Har-
bour brigade. Tackling blazes
in both The Mud and Pigeon
Pea, the adjoining slum com-
munity, poses many major haz-


ards.
Apart from intimidation,
firefighters have to contend
with four life-threatening prob-
lems all the direct result of
the chaotic way Haitians live.
The first is the uncontrolled
use of electricity, with wires
festooned from house to house.
These drop-cords become
lethal when exposed to the fire-
fighters' hoses. Firemen have
to enter blacked-out, smoke-
filled alleyways while stepping
over crackling power lines.
"The danger of electrocution
is always there," said an
islander.
The second concern are open
cesspits, which become vile
man-traps during the confusion
of a major inferno. During the
last big blaze, one firefighter
fell into a pit and almost
drowned in excrement. His col-
leagues had to haul him out
and hose him down.
The third problem are
propane gas tanks, which fre-
quently explode during large
fires, creating an appalling dan-
ger for the firemen. Haitians
often store them indoors to
prevent theft.
The fourth is diesel and gaso-
' line, which Haitians sometimes
keep in large containers inside
their living areas. Last week's
fire was reportedly caused by
an elderly women filling her
kerosene lamp.
But it's probably the attitude
and ignorance of the people
themselves which now cause
most concern.
As firemen fought The Mud
fire, some young Haitians
struggled to get the hoses away
from them because they felt
their own homes were not
being dealt with. Whereas
trained firefighters hose flames
tactically to save as many build-
ings as possible, the Haitians
felt all the water should be con-
centrated on their own prop-
erty. There was trouble, too,
when appliances had to leave
the scene to restock on water.
They returned to find their
access blocked by furniture and
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"The Hope Town firemen
came with salt water," said a
source, "but uneducated
Haitians believe, for some rea-
son, that salt water doesn't
extinguish flames. That's
another piece of nonsense they
had to deal with.
"Add to all this the language
barrier and you get some idea
what these firefighters are up
against. These are volunteer
firemen who give up their own


time to serve the community.
"They train on Saturday
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up to scratch and dedicate
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one Haitian apparently said if
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killed a fireman that night."
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with examples. At The Mud,
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"I think the one thing saving
us at the moment," said an
Abaconian, "is the fact that
Haitians are in work. There is
no unemployment. Some are
earning $14 to $16 an hour,
which is a lot for people from a
country where the annual per
capita income is around $350.
"However, I wouldn't like to
contemplate what might hap-


pen if jobs were in short supply.
With their lack of status, their
pent-up anger and their all-
round frustration, the whole
thing would blow."
At Abaco Central High
School, a request was made
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remember days when this was
not so.
"For Haitians, machetes are
everyday tools. Blades are nat-
ural to them in every area of
their lives. Now is the time for
Bahamians to decide whether
they want knives to be part of
their own everyday lives, too."
In Abaco, the huge concen-
tration of Haitians casts a
sharper light on social prob-
lems created by mass immigra-
tion. In Nassau, however, sim-
ilar difficulties are being expe-
rienced all the time with less
media exposure.
People living near a big Hait-
ian community in Joe Farring-
ton Road hope against hope
that The Mud inferno will
prompt the kind of decisive
government action that has
been missing in the past.
They say their lives are
blighted by an ever-growing
alien presence. Choking smoke,
intrusive noise, nauseating
odours and an all-round
impression of lawlessness have
sent property prices plummet-
ing. Claims a few weeks ago
that human bodies were being
burned on-site have never been
convincingly challenged, espe-
cially as Haitians rarely stage
conventional funerals.
One woman said: "Reading
about, the fire in The Mud
proves again my point about
the dangers of these villages.
This is the result of homes built
without permits or inspection
on land they don't even own."
The government has already
declared that the fire-ravaged
area ip Abaco will not be used
for rebuilding. In fact, two bull-
dozers have already been on
site to clear debris and the
intention is to fence it off.
However, not everyone is
convinced that government will
can prevail over an increasing-
ly assertive immigrant popula-
tion.
More astute Haitians in Aba-
co are already aware that they
are key components of the
island economy. Unless things
happen quickly to offer immi-
grants new plots to their lik-
ing, residents feel the ram-
shackle dwellings will begin to
appear again like a bad rash
on the landscape.
Abaconians share the view
of Joe Farrington Road resi-
dents that now is the perfect
time to insist that Haitians fall
into line socially with their
Bahamian hosts.
"They should live like we do
and rent or buy a home," one
said, "These aren't poor people
anymore. They charge the
same rates that Bahamians
charge. They've lived here for


decades not having to follOw
any laws and we'll see now if
the government allows them to
continue this lawless lifestyle.
This will prove to be interest'-
ing."
Meanwhile, she said, morn-
ings in Joe Farrington Road
are like mornings in Haiti, with
woodsmoke everywhere and
Haitians emerging from their,
shacks to dump human waste.
Her husband walked through
the site some years ago and
came upon a field full of excre-
ment. Only two outdoor toilets
served some 200 people at the
time. Now the community is
much bigger.
Concern
"Fires aren't the only co6-
cern with us. Our gardener was,
telling my husband about how,
much money prostitutes make
in the village ($100 per man).
"We've had three gardeners
die from AIDS. As for Mr
Christie (prime minister) saying
they will inspect homes f&r
safety, how about asking for
land papers? I just don't unddbr'
stand why Haitians are abore
the law."
With three major slum fiis_
in Abaco in five years, and fiVei
in the last decade, it is nov
clear beyond doubt that con-
gested shanties are like highly
combustible dungiheaps, ready
to explode into flames at apy,
time. i,
This time it was an elderly
woman with an oil-lamp. Next
time it could be a spark from a.
hanging wire. Then there will
be an exploding gas tank, or'a
leakage of fuel. :
"What's for sure," said'
resigned Abaconian, "is thfft
this slum will definitely go upoif
flames again. Only a quarftd
of The Mud disappeared thi
time. Seventy-five per cent o0if,
remains, along with Pigeqno
Pea, so there are many more
homes in the same dangerous
state." ;
The difference, next time will
be the firemen's approach, to
their task. They will haul their;
hoses into the flames only if
uniformed police are thereto'
protect them. "If the police
leave, we leave, too," said a fire'
spokesman. "It is bad enough:
risking our lives fighting'the
fire without having to contend'
with rioting Haitians." ,
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modern Abaco, but not at all
surprising for those who haye,
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mad Ali
called himself
The Greatest
of All Time
and made arrogant predictions
about the 'whuppins' he would
give his opponents, he was
speaking at least half in jest.
As a boy, he had watched a
wrestler who was such a brag-
gart that everyone turned up for
his bouts to see him get beaten.
He rarely obliged.
As the wrestler dismantled
more and more opponents, and
proclaimed his total supremacy
to the crowds, the turnstiles
clicked at an even quicker pace,
filling stadiums to the doors.
Everyone was baying for his
blood.
Ali, then a wide-eyed
Louisville stringbean called Cas-
sius Clay, found himself caught
up in the frenzy. He, too, wanted
this' boastful big-mouth to get
beaten, not realising that in the
carefully orchestrated world of
professional wrestling, defeat
would have been bad box-office
for all concerned.
When Ali won Olympic gold
in Rome, knocked out Sonny
Listen to become world heavy-
weight champion, then evolved
as the finest athlete of the age,
he too opted for braggadocio as
a box office draw. It worked -
and how!
By the time I became a boxing
writer in 1975, Ali was the best-
kndwn person on the planet. He
was inore than a supreme cham-
pion, he was the first global
superstar of the satellite age.
Moreover, he was a fantasti-
cally funny, generous and
enthralling personality, without
doubt the single most impres-
sive person I have ever met.
The next seven years were to
prove a kaleidoscopic adventure
in which I had the great good
fortune to record his triumphs
and defeats, laugh at his jokes,
sit transfixed at his press confer-
ences, and wonder at the incan-
descence of his charisma. Every-
body seemed to love Muham-
mad Ali.
Today, of course, Ali at 63 is a
shambling, speechless victim of
Parkinson's Disease. He is a frail
and fragile approximation of his
former self. There is no more
scorching wit, and those famous
fast feet are reduced to a shuffle
unrecognisable from the one
that dazzled his opponents and
amazed the crowds. The quick
hands that once mesmerised his
rivals shake uncontrollably, the
mqst touching manifestation of
his condition.
However, reverence for him
is as intense and heartfelt as
ever, and no wonder.
When Ali refused to serve in
Vietnam in 1967, he was not a
traditional draft dodger, but a
conscientious objector who saw
no point in the war and summed
up his creed in a single line: "I
ain't got nuthin' against them
Vietcong."
What's more, he said, no Viet-
cong had ever called him the n-
word or refused him admission
to a restaurant. Nor had they
forced him to use a segregated
lavatory.
As a result, Ali's boxing
licence was suspended and we
lost three prime years of the
greatest boxing talent the world
has ever seen.
Rednecks liked to call him a
coward, but a coward he most
certainly wasn't a fact borne
out repeatedly during his pro-
fessional life.
Ali fought the best of three
generations of boxers, from a
formidable Sonny Liston and
fadifig Archie Moore, via the
incomparable Joe Frazier and
fearsome George Foreman, to
youAig lions like Leon Spinks
and Larry Holmes.
Al no point did he duck an
opponent, no matter how good
or young he was. And, when the
going got really rough, even
against that human mowing-
machine Joe Frazier, he was
tenacious and indomitable.
Courage, in fact, was one of the
hallmarks of his genius.
I suppose his two greatest
fights were ones I didn't cover,
the 1974 knockout of Foreman
in Zaire and the 1975 points win
over Frazier in Manila, after
which he wrote the headline for
admiring journalists by saying:
"It" was like being close to
death."
In the first, he wore down
Foreman with his rope-a-dope
tactics, finally felling him with a
fusillade of hooks and crosses in
the eighth. In the Frazier bout,
sheer willpower kept him
upright in a fight which exhaust-
ed both men's resources to the
limit.


Iremember him best, howev-
er, for a much less taxing fight -
not one of his best, that's for
sure, but a contest which said
much about the boxer and the
man.
He was up against a good-
natured Yorkshire bruiser called
Richard Dunn, an awkward


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professional fight in Nassau 24 years ago. JOHN MARQUIS, who

followed Ali round the world for seven years to report some of

his greatest fights, here pays tribute to the ultimate athlete, who

was recently awarded America's highest civilian honour,

t the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


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trains to fight Sonny Liston in 1965.


southpaw aeons adrift in class
who badly needed his 100,000
purse to buy himself a small
hotel in the northern English
seaside resort of Scarborough.
The contest took place in the
Olympiahalle in Munich. Ali
accepted Dunn as a challenger
not because the match had any
meaning it didn't but because
he wanted to help lower-rank
fighters to cash in on his own
enormous drawing power.
For Dunn, who was more
used to trading punches with
unsung Europeans of modest tal-
ent for little more than pocket
change, 100,000 was a purse far
beyond his worth. Only Ali's
presence made it possible, and
one sensed that the champion
felt he was doing big Richard a
kindness as he knocked him
spark out in the fifth and pre-
sented him with his biggest pay-
day.
Between the Foremans and
the Fraziers, the true contenders,
Ali managed to fit in a host of
no-hopers as warm-up fights.


Suddenly, minor
Richard. Dunn an
Coopman were o
wide exposure and
financial rewards. ]
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By 1977, howe
taking fights that
his welfare. His p
Ferdie Pacheco, to
but he wouldn't,
took his leave, tui
side commentary
and witnessing fir
he regarded as tl
mental decline of a
When Ali faced
ting Earnie Shaver
Square Garden
Pacheco told me:
respect himself or


will get badly hurt." So it proved.
One wonders to what extent
the last four years of his career,
from 1977 to 1981, contributed
to his present pitiable state.
Though Ali beat Shavers, his
opponent landed the kind of
bombshells that take out brain-
cells in abundance. Time and
again, Ali's head was rocked
amid showers of sweat as
Shavers' bazooka blasts struck
home. Serious deterioration
ammadAli probably set in that night,
though Ali later went on to
(AP Photo) regain his title from Leon Spinks
and establish his place in history
with a third term as champion.
talents like After tracking Ali from Kuala
d Jean-Pierre Lumpur to Las Vegas, from
ffered world- Munich to New Orleans, from
unimaginable New York to London, I had the
He was invari- dubious privilege of being at
assessing their ringside for the last "real" fight
y dispatched of his illustrious career.
ing injury. All This was in a car-park in the
h their brains middle of the Nevada desert,
:han they had when Larry Holmes systemati-
ider they liked cally pulverised the ageing
champ as he hung like a carcass
in one corner, no longer willing
a-re or able to defend himself. We
all knew that Ali was too far
-ver, Ali was gone by then to fight a man of
were bad for Holmes' understated calibre, but
physician, Dr he wanted one last hurrah. How-
)ld him to quit ever, there were few cheers as
so the medic Holmes' hand was raised in tri-
rning to ring- umph and the despondent crowd
as a sideline dispersed into the casinos td
st-hand what gamble away their sorrows.
he inevitable As Ali was helped from the
Great fighter. ring that fall evening in the
d the big-hit- desert in 1980, I realised that a
rs at Madison great career spanning more than
that year, 20 years was at an end. Only
"He doesn't some unscrupulous characters
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ry on and we all knew why. A
meaningless postscript fight in
Nassau against a Canadian jour-
neyman, Trevor Berbick, the fol-
lowing year only confirmed what
we all knew that Ali was fin-
ished, a spent force with nothing
more to offer.
Louisville, his home town, is
right to honour him with a cen-
tre at which future generations
will be able to pay homage. And
President George W Bush was
also right to bestow symbolic
"freedom" on a man who did so
much to elevate the self-esteem
of fellow blacks at a time when
the civil rights movement was at
its height.
"He's the purest soul on the
planet," said Kris Kristofferson
the singer last week as Ali
accepted tributes by adopting a
boxing pose, and squaring up to
the cameras, "and I've always
admired him."
As we approach 2006, the 30th
anniversary of that strange mis-
match against Richard Dunn, I
reflect on how time changes peo-
ple's fortunes.
Then, both were young and
superbly fit, the fluent Ali like a
panther alongside the ponder-
ous Dunn, whose creditable
courage earned him his little
hotel and big a lump on the
head. If they were in different
leagues as fighters, they were at
least alike in loving the sport
and honing their bodies to per-
fection for the task at hand.


Now, Dunn is crippled from
a fall on an oil-rig in the 1980s
and Ali, silenced and virtually
immobilised by illness, moves
uncertainly among his fans on
feet that once made him the
fastest heavyweight alive. Nei-
ther will enjoy the old age they
probably felt they deserved.
Dunn I'll remember for try-
ing to get me to join him on a
parachute jump, his favourite
hobby. "You'll love it, John us
big blokes get down 20 seconds
quicker than the rest," he said.
Ali I'll always recall for that
impish humour. Paid 250,000
to promote a bedtime beverage,
he caused havoc among the
company's PR team when he
wandered off-script at a press
conference.
"If I don't beat Buster Mathis,
I'll be the worst fighter you've
ever seen and I'll blame it all
on Ovaltine!" he told reporters
during a UK publicity tour, pat-
ting his rounded stomach while
his minders were panicked into
damage-limitation mode.
In producing Muhammad Ali,
Louisville gave us more than a
fighter, more than a man, it gave
us a legend to savour. More out
of jest than anything else, he
called himself The Greatest. As
it turned out, he was and we're
unlikely to see another like him.
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Nassau
Bahamas

S" NP:910 N.S.B Black T. Roscoe
Blue Hill Rt
Nassau
Bahamas

NP:911 N.S.B Black T. Roscoe


NP:929 N.S.B


Blue Hill Rd
Nassau
Bahamas

Brown
Emmician
Golden Gates
#2
Nassau
Bahamas


NP:155 A.T.E CJ'S
Watersports
Nassau
Bahamas

NP:156 A.T.E CJ'S
Watersports
Nassau
Bahamas

NP:I10 A.T.E CJ'S
Watersports
Nassau
Bahamas

NP:104 A.T.E CJ'S
Watersports
Nassau
Bahamas

NP:160 A.T.E Campbell Al
Johnson Rd
Nassau
Bahamas


NP:629
A.T.W



NP:630
A.T.W



NP:634
A.T.W


Campbell Al
Johnson Rd
Nassau
Bahamas

Campbell Al
Johnson Rd
Nassau
Bahamas

Campbell Al
Johnson Rd
Nassau
Bahamas


NP:129 A.T.E Campbell Al
Johnson Rd
Nassau
Bahamas


NP:668
A.T.W



NP:667
A.T.W



NP:648
A.T.W



NP:665
A.T.W


Campbell Al
Johnson Rd
Nassau
Bahamas

Campbell Al
Johnson Rd
Nassau
Bahamas

Collie J.
Dudley
Nassau
Bahamas

Collie J.
Dudley
Nassau
Bailamas


Rental


Rental


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Jet Ski



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Jet Ski




Jet Ski


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Rental




Rental




Rental






Rental




Rental




Rental




Rental




Rental




Rental




Rental




Rental




Rental




Rental




Rental




Rental




Rental


Jet Ski






Jet Ski




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THE TRIBUNE


NP:132A.T.E Collie J.Dudley Jet Ski D 2 Rental NP:733 R.C.B Ocean Jet Ski D 2 Rental


Nassau
Bahamas

Collie J. Dudley Jet Ski
Nassau
Bahamas

Collie J. Dudley Jet Ski
Nassau
Bahamas

Collie J. Dudley Jet Ski
Nassau
Bahamas


FP:922 N.S.B D'S
Watersports
Nassau
Bahamas


NP:920 N.S.B D'S
Watersports
Nassau
Bahamas


NP:921 N.S.B D'S
Watersports
Nassau
Bahamas

NP:134 A.T.E Daniels
Marctavous
Tribe of Judah
Nassau
Bahamas


NP:649 Flowers Kym
A.T.W Nassau
Bahamas

NP:148 A.T.E GibsonGarvin
Nassau
Bahamas

NP:149 A.T.E Gibson Garvin
Nassau
Bahamas

NP:803 B.S.C Hanna Ernest
Golden Gates
Nassau
Bahamas
NP:749 R.C.B Hanna Lionel
Nassau
Bahamas

NP:750 R.C.B Hanna Lionel
Nassau
Bahamas

NP: R.C.B Hanna Lionel
Nassau
Bahamas


Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental


Rental


Rental


Rental


Rental


Rental


Rental


JetSki D



JetSki D


Jet Ski



Jet Ski



Jet Ski



Jet Ski


JetSki D


Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental




Rental


Hanna Lionel Jet Ski D
Nassau
Bahamas

K.J Watersports Jet Ski D
Nassau
Bahamas

Leslie Mckenzie Jet Ski D
Nassau
Bahamas


Leslie Mckenzie Jet Ski
Nassau
Bahamas


NP:724 R.C.B Lewis Edmund
West Bay Street
Nassau
Bahamas

NP:505 S.A.N Lockhart
Devinshaw
Nassau
Bahamas

NP:905 N.S.B Moss David
Moss
Watersports
Nassau
Bahamas


NP:602 Musgrove
A.T.W Kennith
Kemp Rd
Nassau
Bahamas

NP:829 B.S.C Ocean
Adventure
P.O.Box CB-
13211
Nassau
Bahamas
NP: B.S.C Ocean
Adventure
P.O.Box CB-
13211
Nassau
Bahamas


NP:734 R.C.B Ocean
Adventure
P.O.Box CB-
13211
Nassau
Bahamas


Rental


Rental


Rental


Rental


Rental


Rental


Rental


NP:732 R.C.B


Adventure
P.O.Box CB-
13211
Nassau
Bahamas

Ocean
Adventure
P.O.Box CB-
13211
Nassau
Bahamas


NP:731 R.C.B Ocean
Adventure
P.O.Box CB-
13211
Nassau
Bahamas

NP:727 R.C.B Ocean
Adventure
P.O.Box CB-
13211
Nassau
Bahamas


NP:808 B.S.C


NP:739 R.C.B


NP:113 A.T.E


NP:612
A.T.W



NP:613
A.T.W


NP:114 A.T.E


NP:112 A.T.E


NP:I11 A.T.E


NP:115 A.T.E


NP:625
A.T.W


NP:746 R.C.B


NP:512 S.A.N


Ocean
Adventures
P.O.Box CB-
13211
Nassau
Bahamas

Ocean
Watersports
Coral Heights
Nassau
Bahamas

Paradise Ocean
Sport Nassau
Bahamas

Paradise Ocean
Sports
Nassau
Bahamas

Paradise Ocean
Sports
Nassau
Bahamas

Paradise Ocean
Sports
Nassau
Bahamas

Paradise Ocean
Sports
Nassau
Bahamas

Paradise Ocean
Sports
Nassau
Bahamas

Paradise Ocean
Sports Nassau
Bahamas

Reno
Watersports
Nassau
Bahamas

Rolle Nigel
West End
Watersports
Nassau
Bahamas

Sands Rodino
Nassau
Bahamas


NP:916 N.S.B Seatour
Watersports
Nassau
Bahamas

NP:923 N.S.B Seatour
Watersports
Nassau
Bahamas


NP:924 N.S.B




NP:503 S.A.N


NP:641
A.T.W


NP:118 A.T.E


NP:620
A.T.W



NP:619
A.T.W


Seatour
Watersports
Nassau
Bahamas

Smith Vernal
Jam/Jam
Watersports
Nassau
Bahamas

Splash
Watersports
Nassau
Bahamas

Splash
Watersports
Nassau
Bahamas

Splash
Watersports
Nassau
Bahamas

Splash
Watersports
Nassau
Bahamas


NP:617 Splash
A.T.W Watersports
Nassau
Bahamas
NP:127 A.T.E Sweeting
Shamane
South Beach
Nassau
Bahamas


NP:644
A.T.W


NP:645
A.T.W


NP:646
A.T.W


NP:647
A.T.W


T.V.Watersports
Nassau
Bahamas

T.V.Watersports
Nassau
Bahamas


Jet Ski


Jet Ski


Rental


Rental


Rental


Jet Ski


Jet Ski


Jet Ski


Jet Ski



Jet Ski


Jet Ski


Jet Ski


Jet Ski


Jet Ski


Jet Ski



Jet Ski


Jet Ski


Jet Ski



Jet Ski


Jet Ski


Rental


Rental


Rental



Rental


Rental


Rental


Rental


Rental


Rental



Rental


Rental


Rental



Rental


Rental


Jet Ski


Rental


Jet Ski


Rental


Jet Ski


Rental


Jet Ski


Rental


Jet Ski


Rental


Jet Ski


Jet Ski



Jet Ski


Rental


Rental



Rental


Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental


Jet Ski



Jet Ski


T.V.Watersports Jet Ski
Nassau
Bahamas

T.V.Watersports Jet Ski
Nassau
Bahamas


NP:131 A.T.E



NP:170 A.T.E


NP:664
A.T.W


NP:740 R.C.B


Jet Ski


D'S
Watersports
Nassau
Bahamas


Jet Ski


NP:742 R.C.B


Jet Ski


D'S
Watersports
Nassau
Bahamas


Jet Ski


NP:752 R.C.B


Jet Ski


D'S
Watersports
Nassau
Bahamas


Jet Ski


Jet Ski


NP:655
A.T.W


Davis Edith
Nassau
Bahamas


Jet Ski


NP:747 R.C.B



NP:726 R.C.B


NP:614
A.T.W


NP:615
A.T.W


Jet Ski


Jet Ski


Jet Ski


NP:627
A.T.W


Jet Ski


Musgrove
Kennith
Kemp Rd
Nassau
Bahamas


Jet Ski


Jet Ski


Jet Ski


NP:736 R.C.B


Ocean
Adventure
P.O.Box CB-
13211
Nassau
Bahamas


Jet Ski


Jet Ski


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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2005, PAGE 7C


6 SETNTIE


RENEWAL BOAT LICENC E


REG NO


APPLICANT


NP:886 Bahamas Best
SWatersports
Nassau Bahamas

NP:918 Bahamas Best
Watersports
Nassau Bahamas


BOAT NAME

Boston Whaler
17ft


Boston Whaler
17ft


NP:6633 Bahamas Best "Air Time"
Watersports Para Sail
Nassau Bahamas 28ft

NP:639 Bahamas Best "Para Sail"
Watersports Nassau 28ft
Bahamas

NP:6003 Bahamas Fast Ferries "BoHengy"
P.O.Box N-3709 Steel Hull
Nassau Bahamas 115ft

NP:6606 Bahamas Fast Ferries "Sea Wind"
P.O.Box N-3709 Steel Hull
Nassau Bahamas 160ft

NP:6314 Bahamas Fast Ferries "Sea Link"
P.O.Box N-3709 Steel Hull
Nassau Bahamas 15611

NP:2788 Barefoot Sailing "Riding High"
Cruises Sloop
P.O.Box SS-5219 56'
Nassau Bahamas


NP:4


Barefoot Sailing "Wind Dance"
Cruises Sloop
P.O.Box SS-5219 41ft
Nassau Bahamas


NP:899 Basil & Clarita "Windchanclor"
Palmer Fibreglass
Nassau Bahamas 4411

NP:6631 Basil & Kathleen "Annie Alyssa"
Taylor North American
Blue Hole 22ft
Watersports
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6524 Basil & Kathleen "Silver Fish
Taylc Stapleton
Blue Hole 20ft
Watersports
Nassau Bahamas
NP:6408 Basil & Kathleen "No Name"
Taylor Boston Whaler
Blue Hole Water 15ft
sports
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6609 Basil & Kathleen "Blue Hole"
Taylor Sea Lion
Blue Hole 17ft
Watersports
Nassau Bahamas

NP:941 Basil Taylor & Brain "Kayak
Smith 7ft
Surf Watersports
Nassau Bahamas

NP:976 Basil Taylor & Brain "Sea Squirt"
Smith Carolina Skiff
SurfWatersports 19ft
Nassau Bahamas

NP:927 Basil Taylor & Brain "Aqua Cat"
Smith 14ft
Surf Watersports
Nassau Bahamas

NP:936 Basil Taylor & Brain "Sunfish"
Smith 10ft
Surf Watersports
Nassau Bahamas

NP:926 Basil Taylor & Brain "Sunfish"
Smith 10'
Surf Watersports
Nassau Bahamas

NP:975 Basil Taylor & Brain "Sunfish"
Smith 10'
SurfWatersports
Nassau Bahamas

NP:925 Basil Taylor & Brain "Prindle"
Smith 1611
Surf Watersports
Nassau Bahamas

NP:924 Basil Taylor & Brain Prindle
Smith 16ft
Surf Watersports
Nassau Bahamas

NP:929 Basil Taylor & Brain "Hobbie Cat
Smith 16ft
SurfWatersports
Nassau Bahamas


NP:943 Basil Taylor & Brain "Kayak"
Smith 7ft
SurfWatersports
Nassau Bahamas
,f

NP:937 Basil Taylor & Brain "Kayak"
Smith 7ft
Surf Watersports
Nassau Bahamas

NP:939 Basil Taylor & Brain "Kayak'
Smith 71f
Surf Watersports
Nassau Bahamas

NP:940 Basil Taylor & Brain "Kayak"
Smith 7ft
SurfWatersports
Nassau Bahamas

NP:938 Basil Taylor & Brain "Kayak
Smith 7ft
Surf Watersports
Nassau Bahamas


NP-934


Basil Taylor & Brain "Sunfish"
Smith Surf 10'
Watersports
Nassau Bahamas


NP:2418 Blackbeard 'S "Coral n"
Tenders Ltd Catamaran
Nassau Bahamas 6511


NP:6353 BlackBeard'S
Tenders Ltd
P.O.Box N-424
Nassau Bahamas


"Discovery II"
Fibreglass
3011


CLASS PASS


USE


B 6 Rental



B 6 Rental



B 10 Rental



B 10 Rental



A 177 Ferry



A 400 Ferry



A 250 Ferry



B 30 Charter




B 16 Charter




B 76 Ferry



B' 10 Rental





D 10 Rental


D 4





D 6





D 2




D 4




D 2




D 2


Rental





Rental





Rental




Rental




Rental




Rental


D 2 Rental


D 2




D 2




D 2




D 2





D 2




D 2




D 2




D 2




D 2




D 2




B 250


Rental




Rental




Rental




Rental





Rental




Rental




Rental




Rental




Rental




Rental




Charter


B 30 Ferry


NP:886 Booze Cruise


"Good Times"


East Bay Street Fibreglass
Nassau Bahamas 18ft


NP:923 Booze Cruise
East Bay Street
Nassau Bahamas


"Bahamian Queen"
72ft


NP:4939 C J'S Watersports Boston Whaler
P.O.Bok N-3426 17ft
passau Bahamas


NP:494



NP:347


C J'S Watersports "U.F.O"
P.O.Box N-3426 32ft
Nassau Bahamas

C J'S Watersports "Liberty"
P.O.Box N-3426 Wellcraft
Nassau Bahamas 20ft


NP:642 Carib U.S.A "United Star
P.O.Box N-10094 Steel Hull
Nassau Bahamas 170ft

NP:6260 Carib U.S.A "United Spirit"
P.O.Box N-10094 Steel Hull
Nassau Bahamas 174ft

NP:6373 CJ'S Watersports "Great White"
P.O.Box N-3426 Para Craft
Nassau Bahamas 32ft

NP:6300 D's Watersports Ltd M/V "Dendra"
Nassau Bahamas Wellcraft
20ft

NP:1069 Dion Newton "Lil Nikita"
Nassau Bahamas Fibreglass
32ft

NP:2846 Dolphin Encounter "Reef r'
Ltd, Aluminum Hull
Nassau Bahamas 50ft

NP:6734 Dolphin Encounter "Majested I
Ltd Fibreglass
Nassau Bahamas 60ft

NP:2847 Dolphin Encounter "Reef I"'
Ltd Aluminum Hull
Nassau Bahamas 50ft

NP:2822 Dolphin Encounter "Islander r'
Ltd Aluminum Hull
Nassau Bahamas 55ft

NP:6377 Dolphin Encounter "Islander I"
Ltd Aluminum Hull
Nassau Bahamas 60ft

NP:2497 Dolphin Encounter "Sky Rider"
Ltd Fibreglass
Nassau Bahamas 30ft

NP:2112 ErmaEthlyn "Snapper II
Duncome Fibreglass
Nassau Bahamas 36ft

NP:930 Frank Harding "Comfort II"
Nassau Bahamas Fibreglass
43ft

NP:6398 Harding Frank "Captain Harding"
Nassau Bahamas Fibreglass
45ft

NP:6318 Harry J. Bowe "Harry O II"
Nassau Bahamas Aquasports
22ft


NP:3025 Hubert King
Malcolm Road
Bahamas


"Wahoo"
Open Yacht
42ft


NP:6319 Joseph Delaney "Porpoise II"
Nassau Bahamas Fibreglass
40ft

NP: 1890 Leslie Brown "Full Moon"
Nassau Bahamas Fibreglass
32ft11

NP:6610 Marine Tankers "Ocean Energy"
P.O.Box SS-6130 Steel Hull
Nassau Bahamas 171ft

NP:6324 Marine Tankers "Ocean Trader"
P.O.Box SS-6130 Steel Hull
Nassau Bahamas 171ft

NP:6298 Marine Tankers "Sea Trader"
P.O.Box SS-6130 Steel Hull
Nassau Bahamas 179'

NP:6412 Marine Tankers "Ocean Breeze"
P.O.Box SS-6130 Steel Hull
Nassau Bahamas 217ft

NP:2691 Marine Tankers "Tropic Breeze"
P.O.Box SS-6130 Steel Hull
Nassau Bahamas 160ft

NP:2663 Marine Tankers "Atlantic Breeze"
P.O.Box SS-6130 Steel Hull
Nassau Bahamas 199ft

NP:1810 Marine Tankers "Ander"
P.O.Box SS-6130 Steel Hull
Nassau Bahamas 155ft


NP:3023 Marvin Kerr
Nassau Bahamas


"Marvia 's Magic"


NP:6554 Nassau Water Ferries "Party Time"
Services Ltd Sea Ray
Nassau Bahamas 36ft


NP:6624 Paradise Ocean
Sports
Nassau Bahamas

NP:641 Paradise Ocean
Sports
Nassau Bahamas

NP:172 Paradise Ocean
Sports
Nassau Bahamas



NP:436 Paradise Ocean
Sports
Nassau Bahamas


Jet Surf rider
30ft


Para Sail
28ft


Chaperall
18ft




Para Sail
28ft


B 10 Charter



A 250 Charter


D 8


Rental


D 12 Rental



D 10 Rental


A 0



A 0


Cargo



Cargo


D 12 Rental



B 10 Rental



B 40 Ferry



B 115 Charter



B 140 Charter



B 115 Charter



B 180 Charter



B 200 Charter



B 30 Charter



B 45 Ferry



B 55 Ferry



B 70 Ferry



B 10 Ferry



A 10 Charter



B 60 Ferry



B 35 Ferry


A 0



A 0



A 0



A 0



A 0



A 0



A 0


Tanker



Tanker



Tanker



Tanker



Tanker



Tanker



Tanker


B 55 Rental


B 70 Charter



B 14 Rental



B 10 Rental


B 8


B


NP:4850 Patrick E Rolle "Miss Deandera B
Nassau Bahamas Express 1"
Fibreglass


Rental


10 Rental



48 Ferry










r-MLt tU, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2005


THE TRIBUNE'


GOERMET OTCE


NP:2504 Patrick E. Rolle "Captain Leon"
Nassau Bahamas Fibreglass
42ft

NP:1690 Patrick E. Rolle "Miss. Deandera"
Nassau Bahamas Fibreglass
38ft

NP:2416 Paul Wells "Ninja"
P.O.Box EE-16193 Wellcraft
Nassau Bahamas 20ft

NP:3236 Premier Watersports "P.S.I"T
Ltd Parasail
Nassau Bahamas 30ft

NP:490 Premier Watersports "P.S.IIF'
Ltd Parasail
Nassau Bahamas 30ft

NP:3229 Premier Watersports "Home Boy"
Ltd Boston Whaler
Nassau Bahamas 17ft

NP:3230 Premier Watersports "P.S."'


Ltd
Nassau Bahamas


NP:653 Roger Bonimy.
P.O.Box N-620
Nassau Bahamas

NP:4626 Roger Cox
P.O.Box N-7662
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6497 Sirena Group Ltd
Nassau Bahamas


NP:6622 Southeastern
Freight Services
Nassau Bahamas


United Cruises Ltd
Nassau Bahamas


NP:2848 United Cruises Ltd
Nassau Bahamas


NP:6414 United Cruises Ltd
Nassau Bahamas



NP:6413 United Cruises Ltd
Nassau Bahamas


NP:1641 United Cruises Ltd
Nassau Bahamas



NP:2807 SunShine Cruises
Ltd
Nassau Bahamas


B 77 Ferry



B 58 Ferry


B 9



B 8


Charter



Charter


B 12 Charter


B 8


B


Parasail
30ft

"Discovery IT' B
Defender
40ft

"Morning After I' B
Fibreglass


"Lady Kathreina" A
Steel Hull
12ft

"K.C.T" A
Steel Hull
150ft


"Yellow Bird" B
Catamaran
65ft

"Crystal Lady" B
Catamaran
50ft

"Great Stirrups Cay A


Charter


12 Charter



50 Charter



15 Ferry



12 Mail Boat


300



300



250


Cargo




Charter



Charter



Ferry


Landing Craft
66ft


"Great Stirrups Cay A
11"
66ft

M/V A
"Bahamaramamama"
Steel Hull
97ft

"Lady Savannah" A
Fibreglass
72ft


Sunshine Cruises Ltd "Caribbean Queen B
Nassau Bahamas Fibreglass
72ft


NP:6117 Sunshine Cruises Ltd "Sunshine"
Nassau Bahamas Fibreglass
72ft

NP:2572 Sunshine Cruises Ltd "Stingray"
Nassau Bahamas Fibreglass
85ft

NP:2433 Sunshine Cruises Ltd "Sea Star"
Nassau Bahamas Fibreglass
55ft


B



A


280




300



200



200



250


Ferry



Ferry




Ferry



Ferry



Ferry



Ferry


A 75 Ferry


TRANSFER BOAT LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE


REG/NO FORMER
OWNER


NEW BOAT
OWNER NAME


Nassau Wind bar "Calypso IV"
Cruises Ltd Holdings
Ltd/Hugo
Barry


CLASS


B


USE


Charter


TRANSFER OF JET SKI LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE


APPLICANT BOAT NAME


Jet Ski



Jet Ski




Jet Ski



Jet Ski


NP:5483 Bethel Brenden
Golden Gates
Nassau Bahamas

NP:5068 Brown Emmician
P.O.Box N-4099
Nassau Bahamas


NP:5065 Brown Emmician
P.O.Box N-4099
Nassau Bahamas

NP:5067 Brown Emmician
P.O.Box N-4099
Nassau Bahamas


CLASS

D



D




D



D


USE

Rental



Rental




Rental



Rental


NEW BOAT LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE


REG NO APPLICANT

NB/01/05 Bahamas Best
Watersports
Nassau Bahamas

NB/02/05 Bahamas Best
Watersports
Nassau Bahamas

NB/03/05 Bahamas Best
Watersports
Nassau Bahamas

NB/04/05 Bircel Johnson
Nassau Bahamas

N/B05/05 Jason Maycock
Nassau Bahamas


N/B/06/05 Kevin Ferguson
Nassau Bahamas


NB/11/05 Lavance Palmer
Nassau Bahamas


BOAT NAME CLASS PASS

Banana Boat D 10
17ft


Banana Boat D 10
17ft


Banana Boat D 10
17ft


"Fumula" B 10
21ft

"Four Jays" B 12
Banana Boat
31ft

"Zion" B 8
Banana Boat
17ft

"Fat Chance" B 0
Fibreglass
38ft


USE

Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental


Rental



Rental



Ferry


NB/07/05 Paradise Ocean Sports "The Total
ltd. Package"
Nassau Bahamas 72'
Catamaran


NB/08/05 Pedro Bannister
Nassau Bahamas


NB/0/05 Randy Forbes
P.O.Box EE-17789
Nassau Bahamas

NB/10/05 Roger Bonimy
P.O.Box N-620
Nassau Bahamas


NB/11/05 Sunshine Cruises Ltd
Nassau Bahamas



NB/12/05 Johnson Bircel
Cowpen Road
Nassau Bahamas


NB/13/05 Johnson Bircel
Cowpen Road
Nassau Bahamas


NB/14/05 Johnson Bircel
Cowpen Road
Nassau Bahamas


NB/15/05 Johnson Bircel
Cowpen Road
Nassau Bahamas


NB/16/05 Johnson Bircel
Cowpen Road
Nassau Bahamas


NB/17/05 Johnson Bircel
Cowpen Road
Nassau Bahamas


NB/18/05 Johnson Bircel
Cowpen Road
Nassau Bahamas


NB/19/05 Johnson Bircel
Cowpen Road
Nassau Bahamas


NB/20/05 Johnson Bircel
Cowpen Road
Nassau Bahamas

NB/21/05 Johnson Bircel
Cowpen Road
Nassau Bahamas


NB/22/05 Johnson Bircel
Cowpen Road
Nassau Bahamas


NB/23/05 Johnson Bircel
Cowpen Road

Nassau Bahamas

NB/24/05 Johnson Bircel
Cowpen Road
Nassau Bahamas


NB/25/05 Johnson Bircel
Cowpen Road
Nassau Bahamas


NB/26/05 Johnson Bircel
Cowpen Road
Nassau Bahamas


NB/27/05 Johnson Bircel
Cowpen Road
Nassau Bahamas


NB/28/05 Johnson Bircel
Cowpen Road
Nassau Bahamas


NB/29/05 Johnson Bircel
Cowpen Road
Nassau Bahamas


NB/30/05 Johnson Bircel
Cowpen Road
Nassau Bahamas


NB/31/05 Johnson Bircel
Cowpen Road
Nassau Bahamas


NB/32/05 Johnson Bircel
Cowpen Road
Nassau Bahamas

NB/33/05 Johnson Bircel
Cowpen Road
Nassau Bahamas


NB/34/05 Johnson Bircel
Cowpen Road
Nassau Bahamas


NB/35/05 Johnson Bircel
Cowpen Road
Nassau Bahamas


NB/36/05 Johnson Bircel


Cowpen Road
Nassau Bahamas

NB/37/05 Johnson Bircel
Cowpen Road
Nassau Bahamas


NB/38/05 Johnson Bircel
Cowpen Road

Nassau Bahamas


"No Name" D
Wellcraft
19'

"Family Circle" B
Boston Whaler
16'

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Re: Manhandling
of the Press:
LET us not mislead the pub-
lic on this matter which, if
closely examined, is nothing
other than a clear attempt by
The Tribune to sell more of its
product to the detriment of the
Bahamian people.
Franklyn Ferguson was
asked, no ordered, to move by
a member(s) of our esteemed
police force, who was tasked
with the protection of our polit-
ical leaders!
He obviously refused and,
knowing the sort that he is, this
may be the only fact that can-
not be contested. The police.
presumably acted more forcibly
as is expected. Where is the
racism in that?
As a journalist you would
have certainly experienced the
same from police officers either
here or abroad.
Racism? Look in the mirror!
Look to your employer, step
back and take a long hard look
and as a presumably sensible
person you tell me what you
see.
Sad, this matter is the only
sensation that The Tribune can
take away from an event such
as the PLP convention but as
black follows white we the true
majority in the Bahamas expect
nothing less.
By the way, are you a
Bahamian? Hmm...thought so,
look to the mirror!
Donald Campbell
INSIGHT replies: Your
response reinforces all the
stereotypes of which we wrote.
You need to get out and about
a bit more, broaden your mind
and help move this country for-
ward.
ALLOW me to commend
you on that amazing sample of
literary genius [I refer to your
editorial of Monday, November
21, 2005/3C of The Tribune].
Your writing style and selective
terminology are really quite
impressive.
Graduate
WHATEVER we think of
the Press, we need it badly to
keep would-be tyrants and
their goons at bay. Once again,
The Tribune has struck a major
blow for our freedom, which
we can never take for granted.
Jones, Palmdale
REMEMBER, when those
in authority start "roughing up"
the Press, it's not long before
they start "roughing up" the
rest of us. INSIGHT goes in
hard and low in protecting our
rights, and long may it do so.
J B Little
Re: Patricia Freed
YOUR article in 'Insight'
in Monday's (November 21)
edition of The Tribune must
surely have stirred even the
'hearts of stone' in our commu-
nity and not just for the plight
of the lead case (Patricia
Freed).
It certainly triggered a deter-
mined elderly mother to prod
me into writing to ask for at
least her phone number (or
where she can be reached) I
expect in the hope of perhaps
inviting the good woman to a
meal or two. The traditional
eastern Mediterranean (and
Near and Middle Eastern) cus-
tom is that whenever a
"stranger" or outsider comes
knocking at one's door one
owes it to them to put a roof
over their head and serve them
a meal and to do this for as
long as they may need to tarry.
Generally speaking, in
ancient Greece at least, it was
the father of the gods Zeus -
who was protector of the trav-
elling stranger and the suppli-
ant who would be offended if a
stranger came to one's door
and one didn't offer him this
basic care for the very mini-
mum of a day and a night. Pre-
sumably then the stranger
would be on their way.
Having witnessed the recent
discomfiture of many people
(both here and in this region by
hurricanes damaging their
homes) left virtually on the
streets and at the mercy of the
social services or the kindly
neighbour, Bahamians have
been sensitised to this emer-
gency need and their humani-
tarian or Christian sensitivites
sorely challenged by such cases.


One would like to think
that if this is a truly 'Christian
nation' (as most Bahamians
feel we are) 'others' will pitch
in and help out these unfortu-
nates for 'there indeed, but
for the grace of God, we all
might be!'
But the type of intervention
we offer or suggest is more or
less effective according to how
genuinely we really care about
the souls that have slipped
through society's safety nets
and been lost and how person-
ally we allow ourselves to be
involved.
Were one in a position to do


so, the first and best thing that
could be done would be to find
the woman a decent job.
Where this doesn't materi-
alise it would be best that she
consider returning to "burden
her elderly mother" who, if
she is any mother at all, will
certainly NOT find it a burden
but a miracle that her daughter
thought to return and care for
her Mum in her twilight years
and find her footing again.
Who knows that this might
not be just the miracle the mys-
terious ways of our Creator is
trying to work in this good
woman's life (and that of her
Mother)? Surely, the social ser-
vices and social welfare nets in
the US would help her in her
plight, wouldn't you think so?
So, what is most urgently
needed is a drive to get enough
contributed to purchase her
ticket, something that even The


FEDBAC
Tribune might be able to assist
with organising. But not just for
this poor soul, but each of the
others you've written about.
In any case, if you let us have
a means of getting in touch
with Patricia tell us where she
lives if possible it would be
helpful.
Concerned reader
IN response to your article
'Life Without Hope', I am sor-
ry for all of Ms Freed's troubles
that she has had to endure, but
don't you think it would be best
if she tried to get help from the


It's now



three times


American Embassy?
I am sure they will help her
to relocate back to the United
States. After all, she is an
American citizen and is in need
of help.,
On the other hand, yes, she
does have some good and valid
points concerning our 'Down
and Out Bahamians'. I am a
Bahamian and I do not know of
any programmes in place that
can help these poor people get
back on their feet.
Maybe this would be a good
project for the existing govern-
ment to introduce. Who knows,


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maybe one of these days it
could be you or I in the same
predicament.
Concerned citizen
INSIGHT replies: The US
Embassy has responded and
wishes to speak to Ms Freed.
At the time of writing, Ms
Freed had still not made con-
tact with The Tribune.
MAY I just say what an
excellent piece that was on
Patricia Freed and Nassau's
'street people'. It was very
touching without being senti-
mental. It was newspaper writ-
ing of the highest order.
P Hanna, Nassau
IT'S unfair to blame the
churches for not helping Ms
Freed without naming those
involved and giving their side
of the story. We have to be


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careful not to get ripped off by
people who are supposedly
down and out. In my ministry,
we want to try and get them
out of the state they're in
rather than just throw money at
them. We want to get them out
and keep them out.
Churchman
YOUR article on Patricia
Freed was outstanding. Howev-
er, there is so much more I
would like to know about her
situation. What happened to
her husbands? What happened
to the bank job?
Why can't she fly to the
States? I know you could prob-
ably write a book about Nas-
sau's street people and in news-
papers you have limited space.
But I would love to hear more,
and so would thousands of oth-
ers.
CBB, West Bay


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