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* By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE BAHAMAS, with oth-
er countries in the African,
Caribbean and Pacific Group
of States, will be stripped of
their preferential tariffs by 2007,
it was announced from Hong
Kong late last night.
Speaking exclusively to The
Tribune, Minister of Trade and
Industry Leslie*'ller,'w fi6is
representing the Bahamas at
the World Trade Organisation
(WTO) meeting in Hong Kong,
said the other members of the
ACP have unsuccessfully tried
to push the deadline to 2010.
The new deadline would
mean that ACP members
would lose their preferential
tariffs on their major exports.
Items such as bananas, sugar,
rum, and rice will all be includ-
ed.
As a result, local companies,
such as Bacardi, will no longer


* MINISTER of Trade and
Industry Leslie Miller
have their duty free "market
access". In the meantime, how-
ever, the US, the European
Union (EU) and Japan are
SEE page 11


Loss of power to airport
radar delays flights
FLIGHTS leaving Nassau International Airport were delayed last
night after an electrical failure caused loss of power to one of the air-
port's radars.
Cyril Saunders, Director of Civil Aviation, told The Tribune last
night that technicians were working frantically to get the system back
up.
"They are working through the use of non radar procedures. (The
length of the delay) depends on the density of the traffic at the time but
there will be some delay," Mr Saunders said.
Mr Saunders said that radar failure was an extraordinary occur-
rence as the back up power system failed as well.
A passenger on a flight to Miami last night told The Tribune that the
pilot announced that one of the airport's radars was down and that
there was at least an half hour' backup of traffic on the runway.


I U BAY STREET came alive last night with the Junior Junkanoo parade treating a
healthy turnout to a feast of colourful costumes, music and dance. See page two.
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/Tribune staff)


Health concerns raised over mould

in ventilation system of ministries


* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
MOULD in the ventilation
system of the Ministries of
Education and Youth, Sports
and Culture has raised health
concerns for staff members.
According to reports of
employees working in the
Thompson Boulevard build-
ing, people have been experi-
encing symptoms for the past
two years attributed to mould,
including respiratory compli-
cations.
To address the possible


health risks and advise the
employees of plans to elimi-
nate the mould from the build-
ing, both ministries yesterday
morning.held a general staff
meeting at Kendal G L Isaacs
gymnasium.
Harrison Thompson, per-
manent secretary in the Min-
istry of Youth, Sports and Cul-
ture, said that teams from the
Ministry of Works and the
Department of Environmen-
tal Health yesterday began
work to remove the mould.
"At the moment we have
not yet identified which areas


are affected, but we do know
that the mould is not of the
toxic variety," he said.
Mr Thompson added that
parts of the building may have
to be closed down while the
ventilation system is being
cleaned.
A staff member of the Min-
istry of Youth, Sports and Cul-
ture yesterday told The Tri-
bune that employees have been
suffering from several mould
allergy symptoms.
"The mould has been caus-
SEE page 11


dies aged 55

* By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE death of Rev. Patrick
Johnson, 55, sent shock waves
through the Anglican commu-
nity yesterday.
Anglicans, from all walks of
life, were in disbelief when they
learned of the sudden death of
Fr Johnson.
Fr Johnson, rector of St
Agnes church, died in his sleep
during the early hours of Thurs-
day morning. He died a1
Unique Village Resort, Pal-
metto Point, Eleuthera, which is
managed by his sister, Pauline
Johnson.
William Hunt, an employee
of the resort, said he was the
first to discover that Fr John-
son had died.
Mr Hunt said that on Thurs-
day morning he had transferred
a call through from Father
Johnson's sister, Pauline, to the
room where he was staying.
SEE page 11


New direct flight
service from
Washington, DC
to the Bahamas
* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
A NEW United Airlines
direct flight from Washington,
DC to Nassau will open up one
of the US' busiest hubs to the
Bahamas.
Flying Airbus 320 model air-
craft, one of the largest US air-
lines is scheduled to launch a
daily direct service from Dulles
Airport to Nassau Internation-
al Airport this afternoon.
"This is a very good develop-
ment for the Bahamas. It opens
up the entire United Airlines
Washington network for us,"
Tyrone Sawyer, airlift director
in the Ministry of Tourism told
The Tribune yesterday.
Mr Sawyer said that although
US Airways already offers a
direct service from Nassau to
the Ronald Reagan National
Airport in Washington, DC, this
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* Juniors on show


* YOUNGSTERS took to
the streets yesterday evening
for Junior Junkanoo, wowing
the crowds with an explosion
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Law firm

to monitor

junkanoo

ticketing

THE firm of Gomez Partners
and Company has been hired
to ensure the accuracy of ticket
sales and receipts for the
upcoming junkanoo parades,
the Ministry of Youth, Sports
and Culture announced yester-
day.
James Gomez, a partner in
the firm, will be the principal
person responsible for assuring
that proper accounting controls
have been implemented.
He is to liaise with the Finan-
cial Committee in charge of the
overall administration of the
parades.
Gomez Partners will produce
an independent report on the
combined results of the Junior,
Boxing Day and New Year's
Day parades.
The financial committee
includes Carl Braynen, under-
secretary Ministry of Youth
Sports. and Culture, who serves
as chairman of the parade man-
agement committee; Chigozie
Ijeoma, CPA; and Clavin Bal-
four, representing the Junkanoo
Corporation of New Providence.

Pair deny

assaulting

police

officer
KEYO Tavares Smith and
Malika Jacques appeared in
Magistrate's Court to be
charged with obstruction, dis-
orderly behaviour, assaulting a
police officer and resisting
arrest.
The pair pleaded not guilty
to all four counts against them.
They appeared before Mag-
istrate Guillemina Archer on
Wednesday.
According to court dockets,
the officer involved in the matter
was PC 2621 Bain of the mobile
division. The incident that led
to the charges is alleged to have
occurred on December 1.
Magistrate Archer granted
Smith and Jacques, both 29,
$3,000 bail with one surety.
A preliminary inquiry is set
for April 10, 2005.

Commons
honour for
environment
committee
THE Bahamas Coastal
Awareness Committee has
received international recogni-
tion for its work in protecting
the delicate coastlines of the
Bahamas.
The committee was presented
with a 2005 Green Apple Envi-
ronmental Award in the British
House of Commons on Novem-
ber 8.
During Coastal Awareness
Month in April, the committee
successfully increased public
awareness on many important
coastal management issues.
The committee said that it is
hoping to extend its reach even
further in 2006.
The Coastal Awareness
Month Planning Committee
consists of representatives from
government, the private sector
and non-governmental envi-
ronmental organisations.

Man fined for
smuggling
immigrants

A 42-year-old Bahamian
man was fined $30,000 for assist-
ing 21 illegal immigrants to flee
the Bahamas for the United
States.
William Joseph, whose
nationality was listed as
Bahamian, yesterday pleaded
guilty to captaining the motor
yacht 'Chiuaual' on December
11.


Police said they found Joseph,
a resident of New Providence,
and the 13 men, seven women
and one child onboard the 25-
foot closed-cabin vessel in the
Grand Bahama Lucayan Water-
way.
If Joseph fails to pay the fine
he will have to spend two years
in prison.
He appeared before Magis-
trate Renee McKay at Court
Six on Parliament Street.
According to prosecutor Vin-
cent Albury, Joseph was con-
victed of committing a similar
offence in Inagua in 2002.


Miller warns propane retailers



not to hold the public hostage


* By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
TRADE and Industry Min-
ister Leslie Miller warned local
propane gas retailers that it
would not be in their best
interest to try to hold the pub-
lic hostage by threatening to
strike during the Christmas
holidays.
Speaking exclusively to The
Tribune from Hong Kong yes-
terday, Mr Miller denied that
there was any shortage of
propane gas. He said his min-
istry has been more than
lenient while some retailers cir-
cumvented the law and sold
above the $75 price.
"I don't really see the merit
in the argument that they are
trying to bring. It's up to the
consuming public to patronise
those who are selling at a rea-
sonable price. We have indi-
cated that we will be meeting
with all the importers and dis-
tributors and I don't see why
this threat will be made in
regard to retailers possibly
going on strike. There is no
justification for it," he said.
Mr Miller said his ministry is
in the business of "looking
out" for the public and that
although some of the propane
retailers have been selling gas
at $75 per 100 pound cylinder,
his ministry has not interfered
with them "in any meaningful
way".
"Even though some are
deliberating breaking the law
by selling the gas for $75 we


* LESLIE Miller


have not interfered with them
in any meaningful way because
we don't want to have any dis-
ruption with them at this time.
"Any entity in business is in
business to make a reasonable
profit. We are not here to stop
them from making a reason-
able profit," he said.
In a Nassau Guardian arti-
cle, Peter Adderley, the public
relations officer for the
Propane Gas Retailers Asso-
ciation, was quoted as saying
that the dealers were not seek-
ing to go on strike but neither
were they ruling out the possi-
bility of having one.
"From what I understand he
didn't say anything new in that
press conference. I suppose
The Guardian, who is devoid
of any news, ran it for a head-
line," said Mr Miller.


"But the Ministry of Trade
issued a news statement that
was fair to all concerned, so I
would caution Mr Adderley
and the retailers to please not
try to put a gun to the head of
the Bahamian consumers by
threatening to disrupt the sup-
ply," he said.
Mr Miller emphasised that
he wants the growing dispute
between the retailers and the
ministry to dissipate, especial-
ly during the Yuletide season.
"It is grossly unfair to hold
the public hostage when they
know most Bahamians are
desirous to procure cooking
gas to do their Christmas cook-
ing. It would not be in the best
interest of the retailers to
attempt to bring hardship on
the people of the Bahamas at
this Yuletide season.
"We aren't stopping them
from making their money -
but don't threaten the people,
because it's not necessary. This
is the Yuletide season. We
need to pay homage to our
God and our maker. Mr
Adderley and his group should
be very busy right now putting
up those beautiful bleachers
downtown to collect some
heavy revenue," Mr.Miller
laughed.
Mr Adderley is also the pub-
lic relations agent for C-Cube
Productions, the company
responsible for renting bleach-
ers to the Junkanoo Corpora-
tion of the Bahamas for the
Boxing Day and New Year
parades.


Code of ethics 'does



not address morality'


* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter: .
THE prime minister's code
of ethics does not directly
address issues of morality and
was intended to apply to per-
sons serving at Cabinet level,
PLP chairman Raynard Rig-
by said yesterday.
Speaking as a guest on Love
97's Issues of the Day with
Michael Pintard, Mr Rigby
added that while this is the
case, the argument could also
be made that the code should
be applied in wider contexts
as well.
"I believe that the code of
ethics does not address issues
of morality directly. One can
engage in a discussion on
whether it in directly address-
es it.
"The code of ethics was
only intended to deal with per-
sons serving in the Cabinet.
Again, we can get into a dis-
cussion that by implication it
would apply to all back
benchers or those who serve in
a position in government cor-
porations," he said.
Mr Rigby went further,
using PLP MP Sidney Stubbs
bankruptcy controversy as an
example of a case in which due
process proved that the PLP
did the right thing in not acting
prematurely even though the
government was perceived as
having allowed a breach of Mr
Christie's code of ethics.
"When one looks at the Sid-
ney Stubbs issue, whether


* PLP chairman Raynard
Rigby


there would be any acts of
impropriety; whether it goes
to the level of which one
would call for a breach of the
position of the code, may
depend on one's interpreta-
tion of those facts that are in
the public domain.
When Mr Stubbs was
declared bankrupt, a number
of critics hit out at the gov-
ernment's efforts to ensure
that he kept his seat in parlia-
ment long enough to revisit or
appeal the ruling against him
in several courts.
Critics called the repeated
extensions granted to Mr
Stubbs a breach of the prime
minister's code of ethics, as


th-Parliamentary Elections Act
holdc that a sitting member can-
no be a bankrupt.
"When one looks at the Sid-
ney Stubbs matter in terms of
the bankruptcy application and
the fact that the Privy Council
held that there were serious
issues of due process, one of
the things the party said con-
stantly during the controversy is
that Mr Stubbs is entitled to
due process and entitled by our
constitution to have this mat-
ter heard and determined in the
courts of the Bahamas.
Earlier this year, the courts
declared that Mr Stubbs was
not bankrupt.
"By affording that member
due process the party did the
right thing. A member oppo-
site if he or she found him or
herself that the position, I
would be saying the same
thing," he said.


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Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

LEONE. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

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

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Little achieved in House sessions


THE routine of the House has certainly
changed in the past three years. With one
Speech from the Throne in that time, the
House is yet to prorogue. This means that in
three years it has not completed its first session.
Its business has continued from adjournment
to adjournment.
According to PLP chairman Raynard Rigby,
the Christie government has completed 85 per
cent of what it had promised. When we men-
tioned this to a political pundit, his straight-
faced reply was: "That's probably right they
promised nothing!"
However, on another talk show yesterday
Mr Rigby had modified his statement. This
time he was not so ambitious 50 to 60 per
cent of the programme had been completed, he
said.
In the "bad" old days the Budget debate
came at the end of the year, just before Christ-
mas. Pre-1993 the fiscal year ended in Decem-
ber, having started in January. Year after year
members staggered from the House after all
night sessions, rushing the country's business
just to get home for Christmas.
On one occasion the House's last day of
Budget debate ended at about 6 o'clock the
following morning, giving members no time
for Christmas shopping and leaving them prob-
ably too tired to enjoy the ker-lick of the cow
bells Boxing Day morning.
Needless to say, the anxiety to get home for
the holidays seriously eroded the sober judg-
ment needed to produce a sound Budget.
These "rushed" Budgets used to provide much
fodder in this column for the prolific editorial
pen of the late Sir Etienne Dupuch.
Prime Minister Ingraham, on assuming
office at the end of 1992, brought order to the
confusion. In 1993 the country's financial year
was changed to avoid the hurried year-end
debate. The fiscal year now opens on July 1
and continues to June 30 of the following year.
From 1993 the Budget Communication had
to be tabled in the House on the last Wednes-
day in May. Debate generally started a week
later, and had to be completed in enough time
for it to be debated by the Senate and passed
into law by June 30. That is still the proce-
dure.
The Ingraham government also followed a,
fairly consistent programme for the number of
months in session, on vacation, and for proro-
gation, when one session ended and a new
term started.


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Since taking over the government in May
2002, the Christie-led House has been in ses-
sion with short breaks for Easter and long
summer holidays.
It took office in May, 2002. On May 22
Governor General Dame Ivy Dumont read
the new government's first, and to date only
Throne Speech, outlining government's plans
for the session. That session continued to July
18 when it broke for a summer recess, which
ended October 9. It was again in session until
December 11, adjourning on that date for the
Christmas holidays.
After Christmas, 2002, members returned
for the New Year (2003) on January 15 until
June 25, breaking for the summer until Sep-
tember 17 and closing for the year on Decem-
ber 23.
In 2004 they were back in session on Janu-
ary 21, breaking on July 15 for the summer and
returning on September 22 until December 8.
This year they returned to the House on
January 12, where they remained until June 29,
breaking for a long summer recess, which end-
ed on October 5. Between that date and
November 30 when they started their Christ-
mas holidays, they met six times October 5,
19,26 and November 2,23 and 30. Their main
business during those few meetings was to
codify the National Emergency Management
Agency (NEMA), originally set up by the
Ingraham government after Hurricane
Andrew in 1992.
In fact many persons have observed that the
Christie government has spent much of its leg-
islative time completing work started by the
Ingraham administration. When comments
have been made about certain matters from
the Opposition benches a voice from the gov-
ernment side is quick to remind them: "Man,
don't forget this your Bill!"
W6 hope that when government returns in
the new year January 11 it will be in a
position to answer the growing list of ques-
tions laid on the table by the Opposition. It has
been more than a year that any written ques-
tions have been answered by government.
This should not be, especially by a govern-
ment that in its election platform advocated a
"constitutional amendment providing for Par-
liament to prescribe a Freedom of Information
Act to break the culture of secrecy in govern-
ment decisions which leads to arrogance in
governance and a loss of public confidence in
government."


Questions





to answer





about guns


EDITOR, The Tribune
I WAS horrified to read
about Florida's new gun law, as
reported in The Tribune on
November 30th, quoting Assis-
tant Commissioner Ferguson.
The law allows Florida citizens
who have a gun license to
"shoot someone if they feel
threatened at home, at work, in
their car, or any other public
place", and "to kill in self
defence"?
How does one measure the
"degree of threat" or the "dura-
tion of threat" necessary to jus-
tify shooting someone? What
happens to the person who has
just shot and killed someone?
Is he or she required to collect
some form of identification
fiom the corpse, and to report
the killing within, say, 24 hours
to a police station, with a writ-
ten statement of the threat?
This statement cannot of course
be challenged by the deceased,
which is a good reason for mak-
ing sure he or she is indeed
dead.
Might not a "coup de grace"
be "justifiable" so that he or she
cannot contest the killer's state-
ment? But is the survivor of a
shooting entitled to submit a
statement to the police? It
seems to me unlikely that the
killer will hang around waiting
for an ambulance to arrive, and
it seems me that he is unlikely
to report the killing and submit
a statement which can be con-
tested by the survivor. These
are serious questions that need
serious answers.
How are these killings to be
descri ed in' the statistics: as
"justifiable homicide" perhaps?
If therd are witnesses to a killing
in a public place, it would seem
to me unlikely that they would
hang around waiting to have
their names and addresses tak-
en by a mian or woman who has
just committed "justifiable
homicide". Anyway their rec-
ollections and description of
events might be very different
from that of the killer!
What if both the "threat-
ened" and the "threatener" are
armed and both are killed in
the shoot-out? A return to the
days of Gary Cooper in "High
Noon": Gary was clearly justi-
fied. Incidentally, where is the
best place to conceal and carry
your gun: shoulder holster, at
the hip on a gun belt, or in the
pocket of your suit? Ladies
might not want to carry their
gun in their handbag, unless
they clear it of all the things
that usually fill handbags.
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answers.
And what about other forms
of killing which are not obvi-
ously justifiable, such as "armed
robbery" or "entering a private
residence while armed"? What
if a number of armed persons
break into a warehouse and are
challenged by an armed securi-
ty guard? The guard poses an
immediate threat to the would-
be thieves, so could the thieves
argue that they were justified
in killing him? And where do
the lawyers and the courts come
into this? Are there to be spe-
cial courts? Can one plead
guilty df "justifiable homicide"
leading perhaps to a suspend-
ed sentence, or to two years
community service, and loss of
the gun for that period? Seri-
ous questions again.
And what happens at the air-
ports? If found to have a gun,
either on one's person or in
one's hand baggage, isn't the
gun, as of now, confiscated, pre-
sumably to be claimed on one's
return? But if other states are
persuaded by the National Rifle
Association to introduce similar
legislation to that of Florida,
might one not want to carry


your gun to, say Chicago, San
Diego, Minneapolis, Houston,
New York or wherever, to
defend oneself against someone
in those cities, who doesn't
know you from Adam, but who
might consider you threaten-
ing? Again more serious ques-
tions.
The Assistant Commissioner
is right to say avoid altercations
with Floridians. Next time I go
to Florida I shall allow some
one to push-in, in front of me, in
the check-in line, or in the
queue to clear security. I shall
try to make myself as unthreat-
ening looking as possible.
Maybe shave off my beard,
though I'm reluctant to do that
as I've had it for forty-odd
years. Castro and bin Laden
have beards and many terror-
ists have beards. I limp and car-
ry a walking stick or cane, which
might be construed as a hidden
weapon, or something with
which to hit an assailant. I shall
try to dress to look as harmless
and unthreatening as possible.
Any suggestions on suitable
clothing will be welcome. This
may sound facetious, but I sug-
gest that the need for caution,
and the need to avoid con-
frontations with people you
don't know, is very real.
GUNSTRUCK
Nassau
December 4 2005


Is Baha Mar



a bad deal?
a ~dale?L


EDITOR, The Tribune
ON April 6 2005 Wendle
Major, as Secretary to the
National Economic Council,
in the presence of Sheila
Carey, as witness to the
Agreement and appearing
on behalf of BahaMar
Development Company Ltd,
Sarkis D Izmirlian, Chair-
man and Chief Executive
Officer, executed the largest
resort development Heads
of Agreement ever proposed
for The Bahamas. However
it seems that those opposite
to the government are intent
on down playing the agree-
ment and perceiving in the
public domain that the pro-
posal BahaMar is and will be
a bad deal. r
Having read all 25 pages
of the Agreement I cannot
find the words 'Confidential'
- 'Secret' or any words of
similar meaning that Rt Hon
Hubert Ingraham and Sena-
tor Hon Tommy Turnquest
are saying are in the Agree-
ment. I conclude neither
have read the document.
BahaMar initially was
questioned by many. How-
ever, now with the


announcement that giants of
the global Tourism Industry
as Starwood and Har-
rah's/Caesar's Entertain-
ment, both US Registered
New York Stock Exchange
companies, are involved
there is absolutely total cred-
ibility the unfortunate
thing seems to be in the
mindset of the FNM that
BahaMar will happen as will
Ginn, West End Grand
Bahama as will come a Phase
4 from Kerzner, as yet unan-
nounced but will counter
what BahaMar will develop.
This is a political suicide
scenario for any political par-
ty in opposition.
Basic economics always
creates a positive real estate
sector economically. You will
be okay as through that sec-
tor so many sectors are
impacted Mr Ingraham
has the horse by its tail criti-
cising the development of
Bahamian "second homes"
- for the Family Islands
there could not be anything
better.
K MINNS
Nassau
December 5 2005


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THE TIBUNEFRIDY, DEEMBER16,C005,NEWES


In brief

Two men
charged
with armed
robbery

* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
FREEPORT Two
young men were arraigned
in Freeport Magistrate's
Court on armed robbery
charges on Wednesday and
one of them faced an addi-
tional rape charge.
Bryan Smith, 20, and
Deon Hepburn aka Dion
Edwards, 21, both of Emer-
ald Bay, appeared in Court
Three before Magistrate
Helen Jones on a total of
five counts.
The pair was charged
with the armed robbery of
Leslie Smith on December
10.
It is alleged that the
accused men, being con-
cerned together and armed
with a handgun, robbed
Smith of a wallet contain-
ing credit and ATM cards,
and silver 2002 Ford F-150
truck valued at $18,000.
The men were also
charged with possessing a
firearm while committing
an indictable offence on
December 10.
Additionally, it is alleged
that on Tuesday, November
1 Deon Hepburn unlawful-
ly entered the home of
Leslie Smith while armed
with a knife and robbed the
occupant of a 20-gauge
Winchester shotgun along
with 50 live rounds and $60
cash.
He was also charged with
raping a Freeport woman
on same date while armed
with the knife.
The men were not
required to enter a plea to
the charges.
However, Hepburn and
Smith both pleaded not
guilty to housebreaking and
stealing.
It is alleged that they
entered the home of Patri-
cia Johnson and stole one
gold ring, one silver Bulova
watch, two crystal bowls,
two grey tool sets and one
jar containing coins, togeth-
er valued at $1,100.
Magistrate Jones remand-
ed the men to Her Majesty's
Prison, Fox Hill until March
7, when a preliminary
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THE Bahamas along with
other CARICOM countries has
entered into a cultural co-oper-
ation agreement with Cuba.
The agreement, it is hoped,
to enable the people of the
Caribbean to "deepen their
knowledge and appreciation of
each other's cultures, cultural
heritage and cultural property".
Among other things, the
agreement encourages the
organisation, promotion and
development of regional cul-
tural events, such as CAR-
IFESTA, the Caribbean Festi-
val of Santiago de Cuba and
others that are held in the
region.
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accommodation of artists who
take part in these events will be
organised under the agreement.
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ed to provide support for the
exchange of commercial, pro-
motional and heritage exhibi-


tions among the region's rele-
vant cultural institutions -
whether or not an event is being
held in their country.
Countries shall also provide
support for the exchange of art
publications, magazines and cat-
alogues, as well as of other
materials related to visual arts.

Heritage

The countries are to
exchange information on mat-
ters concerning the preserva-
tion of musical heritage, encour-
age experts and institutions to
collaborate in research and con-
tribute to exchanges in the area
of musical recording.
Signatories will also promote
international music festivals
which are held in their coun-
tries and exchange symphony
orchestra conductors, soloists,
musical groups and performing


Well known Anglican

priest passes away


genres that most authentically
represent the culture of each
country.
CARICOM and Cuba will
also give "particular support" to
the participation of talented
young artists in international
competitions for music (compos-
ing and performing) and other
performing arts and shall facili-
tate exchanges among contem-
porary artists from each country.
"They shall also foster co-
operative relations with a view


to increasing exchanges of and
commercial opportunities for
artists and groups. The parties
shall share experiences in pub-
lishing, especially in the field of
literary publications and the
implementation of co-publish-
ing and translation projects,"
the agreement reads.
The countries are also to
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* FROM L to R: Shaundica Johnson, Rev Patrick Johnson,
Sonja Johnson-Moultrie and Ethel Johnson, standing.


* By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE death of Father Patrick
Johnson is the third death to
afflict the already grief-strick-
en Johnson family of Gregory
Town, Eleuthera this month.
Fr Johnson, 55, died peace-
fully in his sleep yesterday
morning at Palmetto Point,
Eleuthera. He served as the rec-
tor of St Agnes Anglican church
in Nassau since 2000.
In what Eleutherans are call-
ing a tragic turn of events, at
the time of his death, Fr John-
son was actually visiting the
island to console relatives over
the death of his cousin.
His sister Elaine Johnson said
the community of Gregory Town
feels "very bad" about Fr John-
son's death particularly as it
follows so closely on the heels of
two other family tragedies.
She explained that their
cousin Sharon Johnson, who
was inher mid-40s, died sud-
denly two weeks ago.
"She was sitting talking to her
mommy and her daddy and she
just fell out," said Ms Johnson.
Last Sunday, Mrs Annie
Maurice, another cousin, also
died suddenly.
Mrs Maurice was a loyal
member of St Agnes Anglican


Church in Gregory Town.
The Johnson family nqw has
to cope with the most recent
loss of Fr Johnson, which his
sister said is hard to accept.
"The phone rang twice and I
answered the phone and when I
answered the phone, Pauline
said, 'Lainey, Patrick is dead.' I
said 'Pauline what happen?'
She said, 'Lainey Patrick is dead
and I can't talk no longer,'" said
Ms Johnson.
She said that Fr Johnson will
be missed by many in the com-
munity.
What is even more upsetting,
according to persons in Grego-
ry Town, is that Annie Mau-
rice's death came just after
another death in the communi-
ty, although this person was not
a relation of the Johnsons, and
her death was not sudden.
It was just after the funeral
of Mrs Mildred Thompson, sis-
ter-in-law of the late MP
George Thompson, that Mrs
Maurice, who was at the ser-
vice, began complaining about
shortness of breath.
A friend from Nassau who
had talked to Mrs Maurice after
the Thompson funeral last Sat-
urday, and thought she "looked
so well", was shocked to learn
that she was now to be buried
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2005, PAGE, 5













New book on Oakes r Jf




murder is launched ani


THE latest book on the
fa mous Oakes murder was
launched this week on more
or less the exact spot where Sir
Harry was killed 62 years ago.
Publisher Mike Henry stood
in the Ocean View Suite at
SuperClubs Breezes, Cable
Beach, and revealed to an
enthralled audience that the
room occupied roughly the
area where Sir Harry was
sleeping on that fateful night
in July, 1943.
Westbourne, the Oakes fam-
ily's waterfront home where
Sir Harry died, was demolished
35 years ago to make way for a
hotel development. Breezes
now occupies the site.
"There could not be a more
appropriate venue for the
launch of this book," said the
Jamaican politician-publisher,
whose hardback version of
Biood and Fire, by John Mar-
quis, is on sale in the Bahamas
from this weekend.
Describing the book as
"extremely well-written", he
referred to the international
attention it is already receiv-
ing from newspapers and web-
sites. And he said he expected
it 'to be a tremendous success.
Veteran journalist and pub-
lisher Paul Bower told a
packed audience that he and
the author had been good
friends since their involvement
in the controversial story of
DIavid Knox in the 1960s.
'The late Mr Knox, who was
tlhe Bahamas government
information officer, vanished
mysteriously during the sum-
nler of 1968 and eventually
turned up in the hands of the
Tontons Macoute, the cruel
niilitia of the Haitian tyrant,
Francois 'Papa Doc' Duvalier.
: Marquis subsequently flew
t6 Haiti to cover his trial on
spying charges and saw Knox
sentenced to death. Luckily,
Papa Doc later granted
clemency.


Tribune editor fulfils

literary ambitions


JOHN MARQUIS signs a copy of Blood and Fire for Lady
Cash, widow of former Governor General Sir Gerald Cash, at
Wednesday's launch
(Photo: Franklyn G Ferguson)


In tackling the Oakes case,
Mr Marquis was covering one
of the other great Bahamas
mysteries, he said. While many
books had already been written
about the case, he thought
Blood and Fire would intro-
duce new angles and be told in
a different way.


"As anyone knows who
reads John Marquis's articles
in The Tribune, the standard
of his writing is without equal,"
he said.
The author, who is The Tri-
bune's managing editor, told
the audience that publication
of his book was the climax or


SJOHN Marquis' book
on the Oakes murder case,
Blood and Fire


maybe the beginning of a
long-held ambition to become
an author.
He submitted his first manu-
script for publication when he
was 16, so Blood and Fire was
the end of a 45-year mission to
get his work between hard cov-
ers. "I'm making my literary
debut at an age when most of
the great writers of the past
were already dead and buried,"
he said.
He cited Nassau novelist
James Frew as his inspiration,
saying Mr Frew had begun
writing for publication at 70
and had referred to him, Mar-
quis, as "just a kid."
Mr Marquis thanked Tribune
proprietors Mr and Mrs Roger
Carron for bringing him back
to the Bahamas and paid trib-
ute to his staff "the finest
concentration of young jour-
nalistic talent in the Bahamas."
Many of the paper's reporters
and editors rushed to be well
inside their deadlines so they
could be there for the occasion.
After thanking his wife Joan
("my support system") to
whom the book is dedicated -
and their eight children for
their faith in his work, he paid
tribute to the Bahamas and the
country's role in his life.
"This is a great little coun-
try," he said, "by the nature of
my work, some people think
I'm a grumbler, always critical.
But whatever I do is for the
benefit of the Bahamas."
John Marquis is signing
copies of Blood and Fire at
Logos Bookstore, Harbour
Bay Shopping Centre, from
11am on Saturday.


* JOURNALIST and publisher Paul Bower, a friend of the
author


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THE TRIBUNE


LOCA NW


THE education system in the Bahamas is in a state of
distress and disarray.
Seeing reports that public school students in New
Providence average a grade of F+, we must face the reality
that our educational system must be rigorously examined,
beginning with the redrafting of the subject curriculums.
In an age when students are more television savvy and
technologically aware, the current teacher-centred approach
to education must be discarded and left in the 20th century.
We must now employ a more student-centred curriculum
that promotes active learning and allows students to have
direct experiences during lessons while socialising in group
settings with their peers.
Students are usually disengaged and bored with the
traditional, pencil-and-paper testing format (eg essay
questions, etc).
Having just completed a Bachelor of Education degree, I
have discovered that there are disenchanting weaknesses
about the education system, especially as prospective
educators (at COB) are taught to "make do" with what they
have when they enter the classrooms.
While I concede that since the early 20th century the
education system has revolutionised, I contend that today it is
in shambles. Although the former PLP government's efforts
in the 1970s and 1980s produced the largest middle-class in
this region through educational advancement, in the new
millennium the education system has regressed.
It is inconsiderate, even inhumane, for about 3,000
teachers to cater to the needs of students in classes that are
usually at a ratio of 35-40 students to one teacher. This is
utterly disgraceful.
Much of this is due to Haitian overcrowding, and the gov-
ernment must build more schools, recruit more teachers and
increase immigration and deportation efforts.
Teachers are better able to cater to the individual needs of
each student when there are smaller classes per teacher.
Students of Haitian heritage permeate the education
system, but some do not speak English. Will it soon become
mandatory for teachers to teach one class in both English and
Creole?
In a bilingual society such as Canada it is laudable that
teachers speak both French and English, but to mandate that
English-speaking Bahamian teachers learn to teach in both
English and Creole would be problematic.
If they learn Creole for one group, shouldn't they learn
Spanish, French and Mandarin in respect of the students from
other communities?
In the 21st century, teachers should not be preparing their
classrooms and purchasing equipment out of their own
pockets. The idea of teachers having to buy chalks, paper,
pens and even mark books reflects negatively upon the
ministry of education.
Furthermore, today the internet should be available in
every school and even every classroom throughout the
Bahamas. However, this is not the case. How should the
youth of today be realistically expected to function in a 21st
century society without these measures in place?
The Ministry of Education must establish special education
facilities throughout the Bahamas. Unlike Nassau, many
Family Islanders with children who are exceptional learners
are at a disadvantage because neither the facilities nor the
special education teachers are available. Special students
must be educated and equipped to live independently!
Schools throughout the Bahamas are in mortifying
structural condition. It is shameful and appalling that teachers
must teach in ramshackle, leaky buildings. I have been told
that these atrocious conditions, coupled with teaching and
disciplining their students, cause serious physical and mental
stress upon teachers.
Because teachers are the gateway to knowledge, the
Ministry of Education must make better salary arrangements.
The insistent call for more male teachers stems from the poor
salaries and the horrid conditions teachers must endure daily.
The Ministry of Education should be ashamed to release a
statement saying: "The statistics clearly show that the overall
mean grade for government maintained schools stood at an
E+ and not F+ as reported by The Tribune". What difference
does this correction make? An E+ and an F+ are both
failures. The ministry seems to show some pride in these
results and this is disheartening, as the only way a revolution
in education will begin is at the top.
To politicise the failure of Bahamian children is simply a
gimmick to score brownie points. In his zeal to attain the lead
story in Monday's Tribune, BDM leader Cassius Stuart was
quick to claim that the PLP and the FNM have failed the
children.
Mr Stuart, forget the partisanship for a moment, stop
politicising the country's future and, as a wannabe PM, pro-
pose ideas instead of aiming meaningless political jabs.
ADRIAN GIBSON
ajbahama@hotmail.com


Te o :24


* BY DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter'
FREEPORT Freeport resi-
dent Lamont Bullard has been
charged in Magistrate's Court
with several counts of shop-
breaking, stealing and receiv-
ing goods worth $22,600.
Bullard, 21, of Tradewinds
Apartments, was arraigned on
seven counts of shopbreaking.
It was alleged that between
December 6 and 7, the accused,
being concerned with others,
broke into three stores in the
Les Fountain Shopping Centre.
Bullard is accused of breaking
and entering the Lucayan Meat
and Produce Shop, where goods
valued at $600 were stolen.
He was also accused of steal-
ing and receiving $15,050 in
goods, including, cellular


Freeport resident denies

thefts and is granted bail


phones, CD players, and SIM
cards from the One Stop Auto
and Big Cell Shop.
Bullard was further accused
of breaking and entering Can-
dy's Bar and Grill, and charged
with stealing assorted alcoholic
beverages valued at $738 from
this establishment.
Attorney K Brian Hanna rep-
resented Bullard, who pleaded
not guilty to all the charges.
The matters were adjourned
to February 27, 2006 for trial.
In other matters, Bullard was
charged with breaking and


entering the premises of
Migrafil Security Company sit-
uated in Orlando House on
Queens Highway and stealing
two laptop computers, one
Minolta camera and a cam-
corder valued at $6,698.
He was also charged with dis-
honestly receiving one Minolta
camera and other items, valued
at $198.
He pleaded not guilty to the
three charges and the matter
was adjourned to May 10, 2006.
Bullard was granted $7,000
bail with one surety.


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Choir celebrates 40 years


* By FELICITY INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE legendary Renaissance
Singers celebrated 40 years of
choral tradition in style on
Wednesday night.
The performance, held at
Government House, was
described as "stellar" by the
scores of supporters that came
out to enjoy the event.
Under the direction of
Pauline Glasby and the patron-
age of Acting Governor Gen-
eral Paul Adderley, the group
presented a festive Christmas
selection of music.
The Renaissance singers
began as a quartet in 1965
under the direction of David
Fysh, the organist and chpir-
master at Christ Church Cathe-
dral.
Audrey Wright accompanied
the choir in their first perfor-
mance that year at Addington
House.
When the late Sir Clement
Bethel returned to the Bahamas
from abroadmin 1967, he took
over the choir.


Ms Glasby said that under Sir
Clement, the choir grew both
in size and quality. The first
time the choir performed at
Government House was in
1968.
The quality of sound pro-
duced by the singers soon made
them the country's premier
vocal group, performing at
numerous national events and
at Carnegie Hall in New York.
Watching the group sing
Christmas carols at Govern-
ment House has been a tradi-
tion in many Bahamian fami-
lies for years, and Wednesday
night was no exception.
This year's performance
included holiday favourites and
Caribbean and African
melodies as well. The Dicy Doe
Singers and the Boy's Choir
added variety to the night.
In Renaissance Singers' tra-
dition, the audience held lighted
candles and followed the choir
onto the verandah for a buffet.
Presents and bouquets were
awarded to many long standing
members, including three
singers who served for more
than 20 years.
One of the original members
of the group, Dr Winston Saun-
ders, was also present.




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* THIS Seminole chief shows who's the boss during Wednesday's first North
Andros junior junkanoo parade.



Red Bays




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U RED Bays Primary Schol was the hit of the parade


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NICOLL'S Town, Andros -
Recreating the culture of the
Seminole Indians, Red Bays
Primary School danced and
rushed their way into the
judges' hearts and won first
place in the Andros junior
junkanoo parade on Wednes-,
day evening.
In second place was Mastic
Point Primary. Nicholl's Town
Primary came third and Sta-
niard Creek Primary fourth.
Red Bays principal Michelle
Bowleg attributed the success
to community co-operation in
that far-flung southwestern
town.
"We worked together in uni-
ty as most Indian tribes do," she
said.
"Although the competition
this evening was very stiff, I am
not surprised that we won. I am
elated, however, that all of the
schools that participated did
very well."
The winners received the
Pineville Motel floating trophy
- which is up for keeps to any
school that wins three consecu-
tive times.
"As most things get better
with age," Ms Bowleg said,
"next year we will certainly start
earlier and put on an even
greater performance."
The first junior junkanoo
parade for North and Central
Andros saw the primary school-
ers fashion cardboard into strik-
ing costumes covered with mul-
ti-coloured crepe paper and
decorated with raffia, straw,
seeds, chicken feathers and oth-
er interesting objects found in
Andros.
"This has been a historic day
for us," said an elated North


Andros MP Vincent Peet.
"The performance was very,
very competitive. The organis-
ers did a superb job. The talent
is there. With more training,
coaching and sponsorship next
year, we will be really ready for
the big-time."
The show, which was held at
the North Andros High School
athletic field, attracted large
crowds of enthusiastic support-
ers from various towns on the
island.
The Red Bays group showed
off the unconquerable spirit of
the Seminole Indians, a proud
Native American tribe from
Florida that settled in Red
Bays.
Mastic Point Primary's
'Feathered Friends' theme fea-
tured the birds of the Bahamas.
Staniard Creek's 'Backyard
Beauties' showed off the ani-
mals and plants found around
the home. Nicholl's Town
showed off 'Flowers in the
Bahamas'.
"It sort of shocked me," said
district superintendent of Edu-
cation Matthew Davis as he
reviewed the costumes. "The
construction of the pieces and
the banners were first-class, this
being the first time for most of
them."
"With no seed money avail-
able to them, as most of our
applications went into the Min-
istry of Youth late, parents and
teachers had to fund the event
themselves.
"Next year we will make sure
that all our papers are in order
early, so I have no doubt that
junior junkanoo in North
Andros will only get better,"
said Mr Davis.


* ONE of the performers at theiarade
(Potos: BIS/Gladstone Thprston)


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NNEE Partles, Nghtchibs ,.

Tuff Gong presents A Reggae Christmas '05 featuring Morgan Her-
itage, Yami Bolo, Warrior King, Kiprich, Natural Black, Mdeez,
Blessed, Spank Band, Avaran, on Saturday, December 24, at the
Wyndham Nassau Resort Ballroom.

LITTLE MISS BAHAMAS PAGEANT: There are 38 lovely little
ladies in this year's Little Miss Bahamas pageant...Please bring your lit-
tle love ones to see the crowning of the new Miss Little Bahamas
2005/2006, or invite others that you know may have little ones inter-
ested in attending. The exciting event is scheduled for Sunday, Decem-
ber 18 @ 4pm at the Rain Forest Theatre, Wyndham Crystal Palace.
Tickets are available from the Juke Box, Mall at Marathon, contestants
or at the door.

FOR the first time ever in Nassau the Ying Yang Twins will be in con-
cert. Thursday, December 29, brings the talented duo performing
club hits such as Wait (The Whisper Song), Whistle While You
Twurk, Say I Yi Yi and more. There'll also be special acts by Mista
Smyth, DJ Excitement of 100 Jamz and many other guest artists.
Sponsored by Capital City Marketing and Bacardi Limon, the event
takes place in the ballroom of the Radisson Cable Beach Hotel.
Doors open at 9pm. For more info call Capital City Marketing at 323-
5589.

$5 Fridays @ First Down every Friday night. Music by Barry Da
Pusher, Selector: Dominique. Ladies $5 all night, gents $10. Early jug-
gling by Mr. Xcitement and DJ Fatal. Drink specials all night long.

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

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

Wild Jungle, each and every Wednesday night @ Club Trappers,
Nassau's "upscale" gentleman's club. Featuring a female body paint-
ing extravaganza. Free body painting @ 8 pin. Ladies always wel-;
come. Admission: Men free before 10 pm. Females free. There will be
free food and hors d'oeuvres between 9 and 10 pm. Open until 4 am.

Ladies Night @ Fluid Lounge, this and every Thursday night. Doors
open at 10pm. Ladies free before lam, $10 after. Guys: $15 all night.
Drink special: 3 @ $10 (Bacardi) Giveaways and door prizes every
week.

Saturday Night Live every Saturday night @ Club Fluid, Bay St. The
biggest party of the week, pumping all your favourite hits all night long.
Ladies in free before llpm. Strict security enforced.

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

Karaoke Music Mondaze @ Topshotters Sports Bar. Drink specials all
night long, including karaoke warm-up drink to get you started. Par-
ty from 8pm-until.

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

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

The Pit @ Bahama Boom, every Thursday. Doors open at 9pm, show-
time 11.30pm. Cover charge $15. $10 with flyer.

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

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

Twisted Boodah Lounge @ Cafe Segafredo, Charlotte St kicks off Fri-
days at 6pm with deep house to hard house music, featuring Craig-
BOO, Unkle Funky and Sworl'wide on the decks.

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

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

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


TooLooSe @ Indigo Restaurant onWest Bay St and Skyline Drive.
Singer/songwriter Steven Holden lprforms solo with special guests
Thursday from 9pm midnight.

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

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

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

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


The Arts


ART INTERNATIONAL, featuring tht work of nine Bahamian
artists, five well known artists from the UK,mne from South Africa and
one from Zimbabwe will be held gratis, of tie Guaranty Bank, Lyford
Manor, just outside the Lyford Cay gate. The exhibition will be
open to the public until the end of Decemb,.r. The work of the artists
on display can be seen in collections worldwde, and have been shown
in numerous exhibitions. Representing th( Bahamas will be; John
Beadle; John Cox; Claudette Dean; Tyroie Ferguson; Bo Sigrist
Guirey; Nora Smith, Dorman Stubbs and Rupert Watkins. Lady
Connery, Sir Sean's wife, has kindly agreed toopen the exhibition. She
is an exceptional artist, and will be exhibiting one of her paintings.

The National Collection @ the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas,
an exhibition that takes the viewer on a journey through the history of
fine art in the Bahamas. It features signature )ieces from the nation-
al collection, including recent acquisitions byBlue Curry, Antonius
Roberts and Dionne Benjamin-Smith. Call 3!8-5800 to book tours."
This exhibition closes February 28,2006.

The Nassau Music Society The Nassau Music Society is featuring, in
association with Fidelity, RBC and RoyalStar Assurance as part of
their "FESTIVAL OF RUSSIAN ARTISTS", Natalia Gutman
(cello) a living legend in the music world who, along with her
quartet, will play at Government House on January 13 at 8pm and
at St Paul's Church Hall, Lyford Cay on Jaruary 14 at 7:30pm.
Also featured during the Festival Yuri Bashmet and the Moscow
Soloist Orchestra who return once again to Nassau on February 24,
26 and 27- their guest artist will be JoAnn Deveaux-Callender. In
April Oleg Polianski is featured on the piano. Purchase your tick-
ets from January 4, 2006 at the Dundas Theatre (394-7179); AD
Hanna & Co (322-8306) and the Galleria JFK (356-seat). Details of
the venues and programmes will be available on the website short-
ly. Do not miss this opportunity to listen to live world class musi-
cians.""


Health


treville. Call 323-4482 for more info.

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

Diabetes Directions a FREE diabetic support group meets the first
Monday of each month at 6.30pm at New Providence Community Cen-
tre, Blake Road. Dinner is provided and free blood sugar, blood
pressure and cholesterol testing is available. For more info call 702-4646
or 327-2878

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

The Bahamas Diabetic Association meets every third Saturday,
2.30pm (except August and December) @ the Nursing School,
Grosvenor Close, Shirley Street.

Doctors Hospital, the official training centre of the American Heart
Association offers CPR classes certified by the AHA. The course
defines the warning signs of respiratory arrest and gives prevention
strategies to avoid sudden death syndrome and the most common seri-
ous injuries and choking that can occur in adults, infants and children.
CPR and First Aid classes are offered every third Saturday of the
month from 9am-lpm. Contact a Doctors Hospital Community Train-
ing Representative at 302-4732 for more information and learn to save
a life today.

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




JAR CYCLING: The owners of JAR Cycling are pleased to offer a
cycling clinic for juniors between 10 and 17. The free clinic will be held
every Saturday in an effort to encourage kids to cycle. Parents inter-
ested in registering their children should contact organisers at jarcy-
cling@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


The Cancer Society of the Bahamas meets at 5.30pm on the second
Tuesday of each month at their Send all your civic and social events to The Tribune
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However, he said, there was no
response.
He said he went to the room
and knocked on the door, but no
one answered. He, therefore,
opened the door and went into
the room.
"There he was lying down there
in thl bed. I just called him and
got 4o response. I called him
about five to six times then he had
the CV on, and I cut the TV off
and Called him again, and there
was .no response," said Mr Hunt.
He said he called his sister,
Pauline, who came right away to
the resort.
Fr Johnson was visiting Eleuthera
to console the husband and chil-
dre&4 of his cousin, Mrs Annie
Ma4ice, who died suddenly last
Saturday and was to have been
buried tomorrow. He went to
Eleythera earlier to be with the
family, because he had to be in
Nassau to preside at another
funeital, and would not have been
abl to attend Mrs Maurice's
funeral.
A press release from the Angli-
can -liocese said that Anglican


Mould

F"ROM page one

ing ;espiratory complications,
flu like symptoms and some
peddle even had skin rashes.
Artd this is a new building, I
carpit understand it," she said.
Environmental Health
Director Ron Pinder said he
cold not comment on the mat-
terhuntil the technical teams had
gaftered all the necessary infor-
mation.
At that time, he said, the pub-
lic i4nd the press will be fully
informed of the situation.
Mould allergy has been well
documented. Symptoms can
inclUde runny nose, itchy eyes,
wtfeezing, and skin rashes.
Allergic fungal sinusitis is also a
form of mould allergy.
Infections from mould usual-
ly pccur only in persons on
chemotherapy or with diseases
that may make them more sus-
ceptible to infection. Skin, eyes,
and lungs are often affected.


World Trade

Organisation

FROM page one

offering another programme -
"Aid for Trade". It is a pro-
gramme considered "insulting"
by;ACP and LDC countries.
ULder the Aid for Trade pro-
gramme a sum of money would
be;divided among the people in
tlie countries it is intended to
h6lp.
,According to Mr Miller, the
A CP and LDC countries are
especially offended by the pro-
gramme as it would open a "free
trade zone" for all member coun-
tries. This would inevitably cause
the collapse of small businesses in
tlie region, which, having lost
tleir tariff preferences in the
market, will find it difficult to
compete on the same footing
vwJh goods from developed coun-
tr4es.
'"The US indicated that they
were prepared to give $5.7 bil-
li n but really didn't go in depth
obi how you were going to access
the money. The EU offered $1.2
billion but the problem is that
W4en we looked at the offers
placed on the table, it came to
lss than $0.05 per person in the
countries it is suppose to help,"
he said.
Mr Miller said that the meeting
has come to a standstill as the
U and the US have already
denounced that nothing more of
a'y consequence will be decid-
de at this current WTO meeting.
aPlans are already being made
for the next meeting, scheduled
for April of 2006, and Dubai has
already expressed an interest in
hosting the event.
"The fight right now is
between the developed world,
the US, Europe, Japan, and India
_nd Brazil to an extent, but the
expectations of anything mean-
iiigful coming out of this confer-
ence is gone.
"The only thing that might
liappen is the LDC may see some
benefits, but those benefits won't
be seen in the near future -
'4iaybe by 2010." he said.
He added: "The ACP mem-
bers are not likely to get any
gains from the current WTO
talks."


Mr Miller noted that the con-
ference leaves much to be desired
as the goals that the ACP and
the LDC wished to see imple-
mented did not come to fruition.
"In fact as the meeting has
already been anticipated for
April, that pretty much killed the
meeting. It was interesting that
while coming to this conference,
the President of Brazil had
already spoken to US President
George Bush and planned a fol-
low-up meeting. The small coun-
tries are very disappointed by
that. It's like our hopes were
dashed against the rocks," he
said.


Rev Patrick Johnson

Archbishop Drexel Gomez,
speaking from Barbados, where
he is attending a meeting, was
"deeply shocked" to receive the
news of Fr Johnson's death.
"I wish to pay special tribute to
his pastoral ministry in the Dio-
cese where he was loved and
respected by the parishioners in
each parish in which he was priv-
ileged to serve," said the Arch-
bishop.
"I extend special condolences to
Ethel and the children who are
faced with the serious task of
adjusting to this unforeseen and
tragic situation. I also want to say
a special word of condolence to St.
Agnes Parish who must be deeply
moved by this event. Finally, I
want to encourage all members
of the Church and the entire Dio-
cese to offer special prayers for
the repose of his soul," said Arch-
bishop Gomez.
Elizabeth Grant, a former
parishioner, said that Fr Johnson


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was a very godly person.
"He did not just speak his
Christianity, but lived it. He was a
patient and kind person who was
willing to sacrifice himself for oth-
ers.
"He was such a family man. He
epitomised what I believed God
intended family life to be like, by
the way that he treated his imme-
diate and extended family. He
showed equal love to all his
parishioners, not playing
favourites with any, making every-
one feel so special," said Mrs
Grant.
Fr Johnson was born in Grego-
ry Town, Eleuthera, to the late
Matilda Pearline Johnson and
Percy Turnquest.
He was ordained a deacon in
June 1980 and then to the priest-
hood in June of 1981.
He has served in parishes on
Grand Bahama, Eleuthera, and
Nassau.
He is survived by his wife, the
former Ethel Bethel, and their
two daughters, Sonja and Shaun-
dica, a son-in-law, Kendyce Moss
Moultrie, and a grandson, Kaleb.


New flight service

FROM page one

new route will let the Bahamas connect to all of United Airlines'
domestic US flights.
With recently opened new domestic and international ser-
vices, United Airlines now serves more destinations from
Washington, DC, than any other carrier 89 cities, of
which 18 are international, the airline stated in a press
release.
"The Bahamas will be able to tap into all those connecting
flights," Mr Sawyer said.
Earlier this year, United Airlines announced that it would
strengthen its commitment to the Washington, DC, com-
munity with a service boost at its Dulles hub, introducing 10
new domestic routes and nine to international destinations,
including the Bahamas.
In a press release, the airline's vice-president of resource
planning Kevin Knight said:
"We are pleased to enhance service from Washington
Dulles to destinations across the United States and to pop-
ular cities abroad.
"Our commitment to provide the best travel schedules
for our customers in DC, and around the world con-
tinues to shape our network."


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Precious and Treahured Memories
SACTING Governor General Paul Addo-erley addressed the gathering
T a t ordp.b utter-Mil-[ar AT a lavish awards ceremo-
Arond yo fldtookyouhomeny and reception at Govern-
Dearly Departed December 18, 2004 ment House on Friday, 27
long-serving People to People
volunteers were thanked for
their years of dedication and
"It has been one year since the commitment to the pro-
gramme.
Lord put His arms Parliamentary Secretary in
Around you and took you home the Ministry of Tourism
Agatha Marcelle told the vol-
to rest; unteers that their support has
Hisgarden is very beautiful contributed a great deal to the
longevity and success of the
because you are other e, cultural exchange initiative
We know that to be absent from The People to People pro-
We lla Mn dr Dr. f be a Cgramme celebrates its 30th
J this body is to be anniversary this year.
M r w i h r "You are really ambassadors
Present with the Lord. of this great nation," Ms Mar-
CrsyadCsa lPidr celle said. "You have opened
up your hearts and homes;
Sadly missed but fondly you've shared with our visitors
remembered by your children: your time and talents. Because
of your support, we have been .5
Andrea and Donna Miller, able to report countless satis-t
Collas Miller-Pinder, Rev. Dr. fled visitors who have left these
Jackson Miller, JP and Sylvia shores singing the praises of
Miller-Knowles; grandchildren our beautiful country to family
Christy and Crystal Pinder, and friends. Thank you for
your immeasurable contribu-
Ashley nations to the tourism industry."
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relatives and friends. quality customer service is
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V wonderful means of showing
visitors the warmth and hospi-
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The special People to Peo- product development and Acting Governor General Paul
ple honourees were also Family Islands at the Ministry Adderley.



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SAHAMAS RFDCROSS Credit unions


SOC Smake donation






..to Red Cross


THE disaster relief commit- caring financial institutions that Cross; Mrs Anna Colebrooke
tee of Bahamian Credit Unions continue to provide affordable secretary of the disaster relief,
recently made a donation of financial services to its mem- committee; Mr Anthony R4,.&
$5,000 to Bahamas Red across bers and contribute to better- chairman of the disaster r "".
to assist the organisation in pro- ment of our communities," the committee; Mrs Cheryl B .
Siding relief to hurricane vic- committee said in a press Moss, president of the Bahara8
times. release. Co-operative League Limited;'.
"The family of credit unions Pictured left to right: Mr Ger- Mr Oliver Hutchinson, menbr.
in the Bahamas is a family of aid Sawyer, president of the Red of disaster relief committee.




Salvation Army



...launches appeal




L for Christm.a


O anzd wuemak'Om Sir4ed
NASSAU
Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pagers: 340-8043 / 340-4424 / 340-8034 Fax: (242) 340-8034



Theophilus James
Rolle, 69

of Fox Hill, formerly of
Smith s Hill, Andros will
be held on Sunday
December 18th, 2005 at
10:00 am at the Good
News Seventh Day
Adventist Church,
Flamingo Gardens.
P c JOfficiating will be
Pastor Leon Rolle and
Interment will follow in
the Southern Cemetery, Cowpen and Spikenard
Roads.

Left to mourn his passing are his wife, Evelyn Rolle;
five sons, John Mark, Maurice, Nikita, Zeno and
Theodore; eight daughters, Arnette Rolle, Deidre
Pinder, Golria Hanna, Doris Jackson, Tanya, Tonia,
La'Tisa and Eadoni Rolle; grandchildren, Dion,
Christen, Makeda, Marcus, oMarcon, Marvin,
Elshonique and Blair, Ginia, Gilbert Jr Rolle and
Antoinque Albury, Zara,, Nikita Jr, David and
Kadesha, Georgianna; three brothers, David Rolle,
Willis Rolle ofFr Pierce, Florida and Simeon Rolle
of Sorrento, Florida;, two aunts, Gertrude and Annie
Fan;nieces, Annie, Joyce, Clara, Jenny, Paula,
Patrice, John, Nariu Strachan, Arnette, Jarrell, Marie
Rolle and Jasonette; nepehws, Pastor Leo Rolle,
Loui, Huidon, Lloyd David, Tony, Junie, Johnson,
Alexander II, and Alex III and Prince; godchild,
Kimly Clark;,father-in-law, Carlin Forbes; mother-
in-law, Camaranda Forbes both of Turks Island; in-
laws, Marie, Rosa and Sylvia Rolle, Lydia and Jason
Cartwright, Lorna and AlHahhah ofMiami, Florida;
Norma and Brody Forbes of Turks Island, Godfrey
and Vivian Forbes of Turks Island, Debra of West
palm Beach, Ansilee Forbes of West Palm Beach,
Vernon and Jennimae Forbes of Turks Island, Earl
and Vinette Forbes of Turks Island and Stanford of
Mirmar, Florida; numerous other relatives and
friends including, Gilbert Rolle, Mildred Brown and
family, Iva Rolle, Mary Smith and frimily, Ivy Humes
and family, Harriett, Karen, Miriam Outten, Ivy
Sutbbs ofFreeport, Whitney Hamilton ofBaltimore,
Maryland, Melerie Forbes, Livingston and Arlene
Smith, George Smith, Ansel, Arnold, Mr and Mrs
Reuben Smith, Muriel Ash, Betty Johnson andfamily,
the Dorsette Street, the Potter's Cay Dock
Communities and a host ofmany relatives and friiends
too numerous to mention.

Viewing will be held in the "Serenity" Suite at Restview
Memorial Mortuary & Crematorium Ltd., Robinson
and Soldier Road on Saturday, December 16th, 2005
from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm and then at the church
on Sunday from 8:30 am until service time.


* DEPUTY Prime Minister
Cynthia Pratt makes the first
donation at the Salvation Army's
Kettle Launch


FOR most, Christmas is a
time of celebration a time
to gather around the table,
share food with family and
watch children gleefully play-
ing with new toys.
While Bahamians in New
Providence are busy deco-
rating trees or buying cards
and presents, many families
in Grand Bahama will have
little to celebrate.
With this in mind, the Sal-
vation Army is calling on all
who can to make a donation
to their Christmas Cheer
Programme.
All funds raised, the -Army
said, will go towards Christ-
mas meals for the needy and
toys and gifts for orphans
and hospital patients.


The programme is funded by
the Christmas Kettle Drive and
donations through the mail.
Salvation Army division com-
mander Major Lester Ferguson
says donations are coming in,
but added that much more help
is needed.
This year, the programme is
designating a large portion of
the donations for Grand
Bahama, where many have
been struggling to return to nor-
mal life since Hurricane Wilma
ripped through the island in
October.
"We are getting there bit by
bit, yet there is far more to be
done," says Major Ferguson.
"City Market has been a big
supporter and matched the
$7,500 we raised in food vouch-
ers. So we were able to get
$15,000 worth of food vouchers
to these families who so des-
perately need help."
The Army is also asking
persons to donate warm
clothes and blankets as the
temperature is cooler this time
of year.
Major Ferguson thanked the
Grand Bahama Power Compa-
ny for making a donation specif-
ically for the purchase of these
items.
He added that some of
youngest hurricane victims are
still without basic necessities


and need immediateasistance.
"As we venture into the comi-n
munities, we find there are,
many mothers without baby
food, diapers or, other basic sup-
plies," Major Ferguson said.
"We also have principals con-
tacting us to say;'they have
young kids who arein desperate
needlof clean under ar. Right
now, these children 'fe attend-
ing school without uniforms or
books., .
The Salvation Army has
made a new year's resolution
to replace t"e uniforms and
school supplies of all children
I who lost these items in the hur-
ricane.
The organisation also plans
to assist families who are
rebuilding to get appliances
such as refrigerators, stoves and
beds.
Persons interested in making
donations to the Salvation
Army can call 393-2745 or 393-
2340 for more information.
Donations may be dropped
off at the Salvation Army Head-
quarters on Mackey Street or
submitted to the Royal Bank of'
Canada, account number
1744986.
In Grand Bahama, donations
may be dropped off at the Sal-
vation Army's West Atlantic
Drive location or by calling 352-
4863.


cebar C t funeral ome
DIGNITY IN SERVICE
Robinson Road and First Street P.O.Box N-603 Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
Telephone: 1-242-325-5168/328-1944/393-1352.




NATHALEE
CLARKE, 78
of The Forest, Exuma, will be held
10:00 a.m., Saturday, 17th
December, 2005 at The Church of
God of Prophecy, East Street.
Officiating Bishop Brice H.
Thompson, Bishop Rudolph V.
Bowe, Bishop Hartman Rolle and
Pastor Christopher Ferguson.
Interment: Woodlawn Gardens,
Soldier Road.
Cherished memory are held by one
son, Lieutenant Commander F. A. Clarke of The Royal Bahamas
Defence Force; three daughters, Barbara Rolle, Cindy Sherman
and Beatrice Clarke; ten grandchildren, Akia, Aquille, Aalijah,
Adam and Omar Clarke, Glennese and Lakeiisha Munroe, lesha
and Inecia Rolle, and Jameko Knowles; two sons-in-law, Captain
Ishmael Rolle and Kensel Sherman; one daughter-in-law, Sherry
Clarke; two adapted daughters, Susan Roberts and Edith Clarke;
one adopted son-in-law, Wingsworth Roberts; three sisters, Lean
Brice, Louise Brice-Gray and Vandelyn Armbrister; one brother-
in-law, Gladstone Gray; adopted brothers-in-law, Evang. Clarence
Armbrister, John, Alvin and Solomon Armbrister, Pastor Irvin
Clarke; one sister-in-law, Shirley Clarke of West Palm Beach,
Fla.; four adopted sisters-in-law, Marian Clarke, Althea Ferguson,
Priscilla Armbrister and lona Roach; one adopted aunt, Adline
Rolle, numerous nephews and nieces including, Cheryl Marshall
Campbell, Anthony 'Fat Back' Marshall, Mavis Taylor Scott,
Joe Taylor, Terry, Lesa, Roseland, Alned Clarke, Jr., Eddison
Brice, Errol, Michael, Joseph and Daniel Ferguson, Cynthia
Moss, Yvonne Parish, Ruthmae Rolle, Eleanor Roberts, Judy
Brown, Catherine Davis, Galmeta Ferguson, Min. Althea Rolle,
Rose Richardson, Gwen Adderley, Averley Collie, Carolyn
Collie, Maria Bain, Delores Edgecombe, Delene Bowe, Monica
Dean, Bishop Rudolph Bowe, Godfrey Gregory and Eric Kevin
Collie, George Bowe, Keith Brice, Franklyn, Paul, Derick, Degra,
Paulette and Sabrina Armbrister, Bishop Anthony Roker and a
host of other relatives and friends including, Veronica Bowe,
Nurse Janet King, Rose Humes, Vemice Bodie, Dorothy Laing,
Dale, Hemney, Elsie, Francina, Deidre, Olga, Frederick, Maxwell,
Jeffery, Robin, Preston, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Ferguson and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Ferguson and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Livingston Adderley and family, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Gray,
Michelle Roker, Commodore Davy Rolle and family, Elizabeth
Curtis and family, Judith Atkins and family, Bob and Hattie
Johnson and family, Sis. Halcey Hanna and family, Visna Bowe,
Mackey, Kareem Dawkins, Lou, Hazel, Marilyn, Susan, Jerry,
the Bodie, Brown, Sturrup, and Taylor families, Dr. Jagadeesh,
the entire Church of God of Prophecy family especially The
Forest District, and the entire community of the Forest Exuma.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Cedar Crest
Funeral Home, Robinson Road and First Street, on Friday from
12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the Church from
8:30 a.m. until service time.


OFFICE CLOSURE


PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT
ALL NASSAU OFFICES OF
BRITISH AMERICAN INSURANCE CO.
WILL BE CLOSED ON
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16,
DUE TO THE COMPANY LUNCHEON.


WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY
INCONVENIENCE THIS
MAY CAUSE.


OFFICES WILL RE-OPEN
AT 9:00AM
MONDAY, DECEMBER 19TH.




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Miami Herald Business, Stocks, Analysis, Wall Street


Bahamas could




become 'one of



least competitive'



in Hemisphere


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamas could
become "one of the least com-
petitive economies in the
Western Hemisphere" in 20
years' time if it fails to com-
prehensively reform its educa-
tion system to produce gradu-
ates with the skills and knowl-
edge to compete in the global
economy, a senior business
executive said yesterday.
Speaking at the unveiling of
the Coalition for Education
Reform's Bahamian Youth:


The Untapped Resource report,
Frank Comito, executive vice-
president of the Bahamas
Hotel Association (BHA), said
that the group's members pri-
vate sector organisations and
trade unions saw the issue as
"one of the most serious prob-
lems facing the country".
Report
He added: "The purpose of
the report is to lay out the
problem. Employers are on the
front line. They see the skills
gaps every day."


These gaps included both
current employees and new job
applicants, and Mr Comito said
Bahamian businesses were
incurring extra "costs" from
having to train and re-train
employees to equip them, in
some cases, with the knowl-
edge and skills they should
have gained at high school.
"In 20 years, I think we
would be one of the least com-
petitive countries in the West-
ern Hemisphere," Mr Comito

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citizen danger


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* By NEIL HARTNELL Baham
Tribune Business Editor Untappe
Coaliti
Bahamians are in Reform
danger of approa
becoming "sec- reform
ond class citizens cation sy
in their own 20 years
country" because the educa-
tion system is leaving too many
ill-equipped and lacking the
necessary skills to compete in They
an increasingly globalised econ- was to
omy, a group of Bahamian pri- standar
vate sector organisations and Bahamia
trade unions warned yesterday. itiveness
Formally unveiling its had to


ian Youth: The
'd Resource report, the
on for Education
called for a bi-partisan
ch to the wholesale
of the Bahamian edu-
ystem over the next 15-

Reform
added that if reform
succeed and enhance
rds of living and the
an economy's compet-
s, political differences
be set aside and the


entire country students, par-
ents, teachers, the Government
and the business community -
work together for the same
goal.
Winston Rolle, the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce's
immediate past president, said
there were two different eco-
nomic impacts resulting from
the failings of the Bahamian
education system that on the
Bahamian economy as a whole,
and the other on individual

SEE page 5B


Freeport Concrete confirms

$571,500 Robin Hood sale


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
FREEPORT Concrete has confirmed Tribune
Business's exclusive revelation that it was seek-
ing to sell Robin Hood, the Nassau-based retail-
er, announcing in an advertisement that it had
completed the $571,500 disposal to a group fea-
turing the latter's management team.
The notice carried in yestei Jay's Tribune Busi-
ness said the sale of Freeport Concrete's 90 per
cent stake in Robin Hood had been completed
on December 8 after Central Bank approval
was received. Some 4,500 shares were involved
in the transaction.
The sale agreement was initially sealed on


August 31, 2005, and takes effect from that date.
The notice added that 3,500 shares were "sold to
executive employees of Robin Hood Enterpris-
es, and 1,000 shares sold to a Bahamian busi-
nessman for a total of $571,000".
Hannes Babak, Freeport Concrete's chair-
man, told The Tribune last night that the Robin
Hood sale was motivated by the company's
desire to focus on its Freeport operations, par-
ticularly the $6 million Home Centre building
that is due to open "in a couple of months".
Mr Babak said: "We are moving in a couple of
months to the new $6 million building and that

SEE page 2B


* EYE ON THE PUBLIC FINANCES -
James Smith, minister of state for finance


Crawfish landings

fall 35% as oil prices

fuel inflation increase


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A 27.7 per cent increase in
total revenues to $271.8 mil-
lion helped to "more than
halve" the Government's fis-
cal deficit during the 2005-2006
first quarter, a Central Bank
report revealed yesterday,
although global oil prices had
begun to feed through into
domestic inflation.
The Central Bank's review
of economic developments for
the 2005 third quarter found


that inflation increased to 2.3
per cent, as opposed to 0.9 per
cent in the year before period,
a rise triggered largely by the
increase in energy costs related
to the fuel surcharge.
Average prices in the 12
months to September 2005 rose
by 2 per cent compared to 1.25
per cent for the same period in
2004.
Elsewhere, total fisheries
output fell by a third during

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* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
J.S. Johnson & Company,
the Bahamian insurance bro-
ker and agent, yesterday indi-
cated it had been unable to ful-
ly transfer topline growth into
profits, due to the performance
of its Insurance Company of
the Bahamas (ICB) affiliate


being down on 2004.
Unveiling the company's
third quarter 2005 results, Mar-
vin Bethell, J.S. Johnson's man-
aging director, said brokerage
income for the first nine
months to September 30 had
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Concrete




confirms




the sale of




Robin Hood


FROM page 1B

will need a lot of inventory. We
will be putting the sale pro-
ceeds into a brand new building
because that's where we see
our future............
"We got what we asked for
and for is, it gives us the extra
cash to stock up on inventory
and make the investment in the
new building."
The disposal of its Nassau
subsidiary effectively means
that Freeport Concrete is
retreating back to its Freeport
home, leaving the company to
concentrate on its ready-mix
concrete plant and construc-
tion of the new Home Centre
retail location.
Decision
Of the decision to focus on
Freeport, which still has a trou-
bled economy, Mr Babak said
the difficulties were confined
mainly to the tourism sector.
He added: "Robin Hood was
a serious part of our revenue,
but not .so much of our net
profit. The major driver of the
bottom line was the Home
Centre and that's where we


intend to invest. We have the
best location in Freeport. We
have a perfect building, perfect
location."
Revealed
The Tribune revealed back
on September 19 that the buy-
er was a group headed by the
Brooklyn-born American who
ran Robin Hood for Freeport
Concrete, Sandy Schaefer.
Mr Schaefer was part of the
group that originally brought
Robin Hood to the Bahamas,
and stayed on in the post of
vice-president to manage day-
to-day operations after
Freeport Concrete bought its
initial 62.5 per cent stake in the
business back in February 2002.
It increased its shareholding to
90 per cent, paying an amount
thought to be around $500,000.
However, several sources
said the 'buyback' of Robin
Hood raised more questions
than answers. Given that Cen-
tral Bank approval was
required, this indicates that for-
eign capital and/or investors
were involved, which one con-
tact said called into question
the Government policy that
retail and wholesale businesses


in the Bahamas be 100 per cent'
Bahamian-owned.
As a result, it was said that
the Government needed to'
clarify this situation in thd
aftermath of the Robin Hood'
deal.
However, others told The
Tribune that exemptions to the
'Bahamian-only' policy could:
be granted if the deal is likely
to benefit the company.
involved and economy, gener-.
ating investment and inward,
capital flows.
Purchase
The purchase looks to be a
major win for Mr Schaefer and?
his management team, as the
Christmas shopping season)
alone is likely to generate
enough operating profits and
revenues to enable them to pay
off a large chunk of the acqui-*
sition costs.
It will also give them the,
freedom to run Robin Hood as
they see fit, without having to
report to the Freeport-based
head office of a publicly-quot-'
ed company. Freeport Con-
crete is listed on the Bahamas
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Exchange.(BISX).,.


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the first nine months of 2005
"owning mainly to a 35.2 per
cent contraction in the volume
of crawfish landings, which
constituted the bulk of the
catch".
The Cenitral Bank report
found that the fiscal deficit for
the 2b05-2)06 first quarter fell
to $2).4 million, due to revenue
colleption enhancements and
the improved economic envi-
ronment.


Tax receipts increased by
23.5 per cent, with non-taxes
doubling to $18 million.
. However, the national debt
increased by 3.5 per cent during
the 2005 third quarter to end
September at $2.753 billion, a
rate of growth larger than the
previous year's 3.3 per cent.

Spending

In addition, public spending
grew by 12.3 per cent to $292.2
million during the 2005-2006
fiscal year first quarter, which


was driven by an 8.4 per cent
"hike in current outlays" asso-
ciated largely with salary
increases in the public service.
. Capital spending increased
by more than twofold, due to a
greater number of public works
projects, but net lending to the
public corporations fell by
almost 50 per cent.
The Central Bank said: "Pre-
liminary indications are that
the domestic economy
strengthened during the third
quarter of 2005 due to contin-
ued momentum from con-
struction activity, sustained lev-
els of stopover visitors to New
Providence and heightened
consumer demand.
"Nevertheless, indications
are that relatively high global
oil prices contributed to higher
inflation...........
"Monetary trends reflected
moderate credit expansion,
reduced liquidity levels and
continued strengthening in pri-
vate foreign investment flows.


Financial Advisors Ltd.

Pricing Information As Of:
15 December 2005

52wk-HI 52wk-Low Symbol Previous Close Todays Close Change DaIly Vol. EPS $ Dilv $ P/E Yield


1.10 0.73 Abaco Markets 0.73
10.40 8.00 Bahamas Property Fund 10.25
7.24 5.55 Bank of Bahamas 6.90
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.70
1.80 1.27 Bahamas Waste 1.27
1.20 0.87 Fidelity Bank 1.10
9.60 7.05 Cable Bahamas 9.54
2.20 2.03 Colina Holdings 1.64
9.17 6.98 Commonwealth Bank 9.10
2.50 1.31 Doctor's Hospital 2.17
6.05 3.90 Famguard 6.05
10.90 9.70 Finco 10.90
10.05 7.45 FirstCaribbean 10.05
10.00 8.00 Focol 10.00
1.99 1.27 Freeport Concrete 1.15
10.20 9.50 ICD Utilities 9.95
9.00 8.22 J. S. Johnson 9.00
6.98 4.36 Kerzner International BDRs 6.98
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Symbol Bid $


0.73 0.00
10.40 0.15 1,000
6.90 0.00
0.70 0.00 3,500
1.27 0.00 100
1.10 0.00
9.54 0.00
1.64 0.00
9.09 -0.01 22,505
2.10 -0.07 2,000
6.05 0.00
10.90 0.00 1,450
10.05 0.00
10.00 0.00
1.15 0.00
9.95 0.00
9.00 0.00
6.94 -0.04
10.00 0.00
Ask $ Last Price WVeekly Vol


-0.169
1.456
0.587
0.175
0.112
0.070
0.689
-0.046
0.791
0.429
0.428
0.717
0.695
0.833
0.022
0.526
0.572
0.138
2.036
EPS $


0.000
0.340
0.330
0.020
0.060
0.040
0.240
0.000
0.450
0.000
0.240
0.530
0.380
0.500
0.000
0.405
0.560
0.000
0.760
Div $


N/M
7.1
11.5
4.0
11.3
15.7
13.9
NM
11.5
4.9
12.7
15.2
13.9
12.0
52.3
15.1
15.7
50.5
4.9
P/EF


S U.UU00%/o
3.27%
4.78%
2.86%
4.72%
3.64%
2.50%
0.00%
4.95%
0.00%
3.97%
4.86%
3.78%
5.00%
0.00%
5.43%
6.24%
0.00%
7.60%
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 -0.044 0.000 NM 0.00%
43.00 28.00 ABDAB 41.00 43.00 41.00 2.220 0.000 19.4 0.00%
16.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 12.33 13.33 12.50 1.105 0.810 14.6 6.93%
0.60 0.35 RND Holdings 0.29 0.54 0.35 -0.103 0.000 N/M 0.00%
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Fund Name NA V YTD% Last 12 Months Div $ Yield %
1.2593 1.1913 Colina Money Market Fund 1.259334*
2.4766 2.0704 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 2.4766
10.6711 10.0000 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 10.6711**
2.2754 2.1675 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.275422**
1.1406 1.0755 Colina Bond Fund 1.140599****

BISX ALL SHARE INDE X 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing pricE
52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of 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 OCT. 31, 2005
IO TRADE CALL:COLINA 2 42 -t,10 / FIDELITY 24-3$6-776


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Biology
Media Specialist with Library Experience

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Have minimum qualifications of a Bachelor's Degree in the
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Have a valid teacher's certificate or diploma where appropriate
Be willing to participate in extra curricular activities, etc.

HOUSEKEEPER:

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Nassau, Bahamas

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Bahamas could become 'one o





least competitive' in Hemisphere


nation "to raise the
and business capabili
school leavers so thai
the Bahamas is the b
Caribbean".
Effor
However, Mr


LEQAL NOTICE


NOTICE



AGAINST THE GRAIN LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company
is in dissolution, which commenced on the 7th day of
November, 2005. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., of
P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)




























Legal Notice

NOTICE

EQUATOR VENTURES LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
(a) EQUATOR VENTURES 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 the 14th December,
2005 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and registered
by the Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Verduro Associated Ltd., Pasea
Estate, Road Town, Tortola, B.V.I.
Dated this 15th day of December, A.D. 2005.


academic emphasised: "There's no quick
ties of all fix. It's a long--term effort."
t by 2020, He added that reforming edu-
est in the cation in the Bahamas required
a non-political approach from
all stakeholders.
t Without reform to produce
an adequate supply of skilled
Comito Bahamian labour that will be
able to compete in the context
of the global economy, the
Coalition fears that low labour
productivity will compound the
problem of the Bahamas being
a high-cost destination and
place in which to do business,
further damaging its economic
competitiveness.
RP. As the Bahamian economy
becomes less competitive, the
private sector and overall eco-
nomic growth will start to slow
down and shrink, harming liv-
ing standards, income levels,
unemployment and the whole
ned of society.
the 7th Employers
Corp.
J. Barrie Farrington, the
Bahamas Hotel Employers
Association (BHEA), pointed
out that the Coalition report
did hold out hope for the
Bahamas, using Ireland and
Barbados as examples of what
could be achieved if this soci-
ety committed itself to hard
work and education reform.
The 14 strategies and rec-
ommendations laid out in the
Coalition report were not the


full answer, but "the first step"
towards meaningful reform.
Shining
Given that Barbados was
seen as the shining star for
education in the Caribbean,
Mr Farrington said: "They
invested [in education], con-
tinued to do it, and kept their
position in the world. While
other countries in the
Caribbean have universal pri-
mary and secondary schooling,
the quality of their education
has slipped. We have to believe
we have slipped as well."
Brian Nutt, the Bahamas
Employers Confederation's
(BECon) president, agreed
with a Tribune question about
how some Bahamian male
workers seemed to believe
they were a lot better on the
job than they actually were,
with some expecting to attain a
senior position within weeks
of joining a company.
He said: "The disconnect
you talk about is very real, very
prevalent and seen very fre-
quently."
Mr Nutt added that he
thought this was caused
because Bahamian students
were infused with unrealistic
expectations that after going
to school and graduating they
were educated and would be
able to walk straight into a job.
Mr Nutt said: "They go out


LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE


GREAT LEAGUE LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the 14th
day of December, 2005. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp.
Inc., of P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)





NOTICE


IN THE, ESTATE OF HAROLD
BERTRAM JOHNSON a.k.a. BUCK
JOHNSON, late of the Eastern Road in the
Eastern District of the Island of New
Providence. Deceased


NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having
any claim or demands against the above Estate
are required to send the same duly certified in
writing to the Undersigned on or before the 23rd
day of January, 2006, after which date the
Executors will proceed to distribute the assets
having regard only to the claims of which they
shall then have a notice.


AND NOTICE is hereby also given that all
persons indebted to the said Estate are requested
to make full settlement on or before the date
hereinbefore mentioned.



MCKINNEY, BANCROFT & HUGHES
Attorneys for the Executors
Chambers
P.O. Box N-3937
Mareva House
No. 4 George Street
Nassau, Bahamas.


into the workplace without
understanding and realising
that first, they're not as edu-
cated as they think they are,
and second, even if they are
educated, it will take them a
while to get the knowledge and
expertise they need to get into
higher positions."
Robert Farquharson, gener-
al secretary of the National
Congress of Trade Unions
(NCTU), said that in the
Bahamas, many high school
leavers went straight into the
job market, whereas in coun-
tries such as Barbados and
Jamaica, many did not enter
without first obtaining a higher
education qualification.
He urged Bahamians to
experience what was happen-
ing in other economies.
Immediate
Winston Rolle, immediate
past president of the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce, said
that unrealistic expectations
also occurred among Bahami-
ans students who returned to
this nation after obtaining
degree abroad, in the belief
they were now automatically
superior to line workers.
"They expect they should be
put in a position above those
individuals," Mr Rolle said.
He added, though, that few
Bahamian companies had
developed "proper career
paths" for their employees to
progress along, something that
was a "major challenge" for
the business community to


resolve.
To reform education in the
Bahamas, Mr Farrington said
the Coalition repoor-.p led
the Education Aetto pbe re-
examined, and responsibilities
to be decentralised4 to ,priiqi-
pals and district administra-
tors.
Political 1,

He added that the Depart-
ment of Education needed, to
be free from political interfpr-
ence and focused on the "end
product", which was the level
of knowledge, understanding
and skills possesses by high
school students. |
The Department needed to
"abandon" outdated public
sector-style bureaucracy and
incorporate private sector
management techniques, giv-
ing principals the responsibili-
ty for their school's perfor-
mance and holding them
accountable. Currently, only
the Minister of Education pan
expel unruly pupils, and qnly
those who are aged 16. ,
Mr Farrington said the
Coalition also wanted to ,see
an end to social promotion in
schools, and extended learn-
ing programmes made manda-
tory.
The Coalition report iAas
been sent to Alfred Sears, Min-
ister of Education, plus all MPs
and Permanent Secretaries in
the civil service. It has also
been distributed to the
NCTU's 23 unions.


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Legal Notice

NOTICE

ROSE SAPHIRE LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIViEN's fQliows;':
(a) ROSE SAPHIRE LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution under the
provisions of Section 137 (4) of the Internatiopal Business Companies
Act 2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on the 14th December,
2005 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted.to and registered
by the Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator, of the said company is Verduro Associated Ltd., Pasea
Estate, Road Town, Tortola, BI.V.
Dated this 15th day of December, A.D. 2005.


Verduro Associated Ltd.
Liquidator




Legal Notice

NOTICE

CHRISTIE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
(a) CHRISTIE INTERNATIONAL 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 the 14th December,
2005 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and registered
by the Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Verduro Associated Ltd., Pasea
Estate, Road Town, Tortola, B.V.I.
Dated this 15th day of December, A.D. 2005.


Verduro Associated Ltd.
Liquidator


FROM page 1B

said.
The Coalition has endorsed
one of the key objectives laid
out in the Tourism Task Force
report on trade liberalisation
in 2003, which called on this


LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE


LYDIA MOUNTAIN CO]

(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-nam
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on t
day of November, 2005. The Liquidator is Argosa
Inc., of P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Verduro Associated Ltd.
Liquidator


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Bahamians face


'second class


citizen danger in workplace


FROM page 1B

Bihminianrs.- '
He explained that by not
'livithg'enoough adequately
qualified Bahamians to fill key
bbsts, businesses and develop-
ers were increasingly forced to
look outside this nation for
expatriate labour.
As a result, Mr Rolle said:
'*You develop an environment
Where Bahamians become
marginalised or second class
citizens in their own country."
' He added that Bahamas-
based businesses wanted to fill
posts with Bahamian workers if
they were adequately qualified
and available, and there were
additional "cost factors"
involved in hiring expatriate
'workers. Through this extra
bost, and the lack of skilled
Bahamians, the education sys-
tem increased the costs of
'" Mr Rolle also pointed out
that not all the salaries earned
by expatriate workers stayed
in the Bahamian economy,
with a significant portion often
'remitted to their home
'economies.
, As a result, the economy was
further harmed, as that mon-
ey was needed to spur eco-
nomic growth.
" The Tribune revealed the
Coalition report's findings on


Saturday, particularly the fact
that public high school students
on New Providence who took
BGCSE exams in summer 2004
attained an average grade of
'F+', something it described as
"truly disturbing". The Min-
istry of Education disputed that
average, saying it was an 'E+',
but the difference between the
two is minimal.
Mr Rolle yesterday said that
while there was much talk
about Bahamians "taking a
larger share of the economic
pie", the level of academic
achievement meant that this
nation was now "challenged"
to produce Bahamian entre-
preneurs who could "play a sig-
nificant role in local econom-
ics", let alone a better work-
force.
Increase
Mr Rolle said: "As we look
at where the increase in busi-
ness opportunities is coming
from, more and more the
demand is for knowledge work-
ers.
"We are not developing
enough persons with the nec-
essary skills to take advantage
of these opportunities."
He added that the Coalition
report had shown that the five
subjects that saw the lowest
mean grade for the 2004 BGC-
SE's were English, Maths, Eco-


LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE


GUANG CANTON CO. LTD.


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137(8)
'of the International Business Companies Act, 2000, the
i sSolution of GUANG CANTON CO. LTD. has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and
the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
^: ,Liquidator



LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE



MARVEL SUNSET LTD.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137(8)
of the International Business Companies Act, 2000, the
dissolution of MARVEL SUNSET LTD., has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and
the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
Liquidator



LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

FOREST SILK LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
14th day of December, 2005. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., of P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


nomics, Bookkeeping and Biol-
ogy, which together accounted
for 53 per cent of the exams
sat.
"They drive technology and
the standard of living," Mr
Rolle said. In a message to
Bahamian students, he added:
"No longer are you competing
with the student sat alongside
you, you are competing with
the world. We need to prepare
our students to compete with
other students and business
people around the world."
Robert Farquharson, the
National Congress of Trade
Unions (NCTU) general sec-
retary, described the findings
of the Coalition's report as
"startling", saying that it
exposed how the education sys-
tem was not meeting student
needs and preparing them for
the demands of the workforce.
Without an adequate supply
of trained and skilled Bahami-
an labour, Mr Farquharson
echoed Mr Rolle's comments
that businesses in this nation
would "have no choice" but to
look to expatriate labour.
He added that when
Bahamian workers were
unable to compete at a nation-
al, regional and international
level, "it makes the Bahamian
economy not as competitive as
it should be" and reduced the
standard of living for trade
union members.


Referring to the fact that 35
per cent fewer boys sat BGC-
SEs in 2004 compared to girls,
Mr Farquharson said that if
young men graduated high
school without the ability to
read or write, and could not
hold down a job, this created
numerous problems outside the
workplace crime, the break-
down of the family unit, and
domestic violence.
J. Barrie Farrington, the
Bahamas Hotel Employers
Association's (BHEA) presi-
dent, said the idea for the
Coalition's report had been
born in the 2005 first quarter,
as a result of the private sector
discussing common business
problems.
"They agreed the state of
education in the Bahamas was
unacceptable," Mr Farrington
said. "It was obvious to them
that the Bahamian education
system was not producing the
graduates needed for business."
He described real-life exam-
ples where job applicants were
unable to solve mark-up and
discount problems in aptitude
tests, problems stemming from
a lack of basic literacy the
ability to read, write, speak and
calculate.
Describing the "untapped
resource" as the difference
between "what is and what
could be", Mr Farrington said it
underscored the difference


LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE



FLAMING LAMPS INC.


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137(8)
of the International Business Companies Act, 2000, the
dissolution of FLAMING LAMPS INC. has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and
the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
Liquidator


LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE



DUDINGEN RIVER INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137(8)
of the International Business Companies Act, 2000, the
dissolution of DUDINGEN RIVER INC. has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and
the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
Liquidator



LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE


GAMPRIN S.A.


(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the 14th
day of December, 2005. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp.
Inc., of P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


between an acceptable and
unacceptable level of academ-
ic achievement; and adequate
and inadequate supply of
labour; and a proactive and
reactive workforce base.
While the Ministry of Edu-
cation had said it was working
on several initiatives, Mr Far-
rington said: "What we need is
action and planning and the


ability to execute in a way that
will bring us the best results in
the long-term."
He added of the education
system: "It's of such vast
importance that we are hopeful
we will stimulate supporting
interest, and in that context be
able to formulate a plan that
is based on broad-based,
national consensus."


LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE



TECHNOLOGIE SAMMLER LTD.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137(8)
of the International Business Companies Act, 2000, the
dissolution of TECHNOLOGIE SAMMLER LTD. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued
and the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
Liquidator




LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE



GLOWING RED POPPIES LIMITED


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137(8)
of the International Business Companies Act, 2000, the
dissolution of GLOWING RED POPPIES LIMITED, has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued
and the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
Liquidator


LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE



LAKE MOSAMBIQUE INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137(8)
of the International Business Companies Act, 2000, the
dissolution of LAKE MOSAMBIQUE INC. has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and
the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
Liquidator



LEGAL NOTICE



NOTICE

SARASOTA STAR LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
14th day of December, 2005. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., of P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


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PAGE 6B. FRIDAY. DECEMBER 16, 2005


GN-305


- MINISTRY OF FINANCE




NOTICE


THE BANKS AND TRUST COMPANIES
REGULATION ACT, 2000


Notice is hereby given that the Governor, pursuant
to Section 18(1)(a)(iii) of The Banks and Trust
Companies Regulation Act, 2000, has revoked by
Order dated 8th December, 2005 the licence to
Cofivalle Finance (Bahamas) Limited on 3rd October,
1994 on the grounds that the company has been
placed into liquidation.


Wendy Craigg
Governor
The Central Bank Of The Bahamas




LEGAL NOTICE
THE STANDARD SHORT TERM BOND FUND, INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given in pursuance of Section 131(2) of The
International Business Companies Act, 2000 (as amended) that
the Directors of the above-named company by Resolution passed
on the 17th November 2005 resolved that the company be wound
up voluntarily forthwith and that the Liquidator is Mr. Bennet
R. Atkinson of Ronald Atkinson & Co., Chartered Accountants,
Marron House, Virginia and Augusta Streets, P.O. Box N-8326,
Nassau, Bahamas.

All persons having claims against the above-named company
are requested to submit particulars of such claims and proofs
thereof in writing to the Liquidator, Mr. Bennet R. Atkinson,
Marron House, Virginia and Augusta Streets, P.O. Box N-8326,
Nassau, Bahamas, not later than the 6th day of January 2006,
after which date the books will be closed and the assets of the
company distributed.
Dated the 13th day of December, 2005.
Bennet R. Atkinson
iquidator




LEGAL NOTICE
EURO EMERGING MARKETS DEBT FUND, INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given in pursuance of Section 131(2) of The
International Business Companies Act, 2000 (as amended) that
the Directors of the above-named company by Resolution passed
on the 17th November 2005 resolved that the company be wound
up voluntarily forthwith and that the Liquidator is Mr. Bennet
R. Atkinson of Ronald Atkinson & Co., Charteredl Accountants,
Marron House, Virginia and Augusta Streets, P.O. Box N-8326,
Nassau, Bahamas.

All persons having claims against the above-named company
are requested to submit particulars of such claims and proofs
thereof in writing to the Liquidator, Mr. Bennet R. Atkinson,
Marron House, Virginia and Augusta Streets, P.O. Box N-8326,
Nassau, Bahamas, not later than the 6th day of January 2006,
after which date the books will be closed and the assets of the
company distributed.
Dated the 13th day of December, 2005.
Bennet R. Atkinson
Liquidator



LEGAL NOTICE
THE STANDARD EMERGING
MARKETS DEBT FUND, INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given in pursuance of Section 131(2) of The
International Business Companies Act, 2000 (as amended) that
the Directors of the above-named company by Resolution passed
on the 17th November 2005 resolved that the company be wound
up voluntarily forthwith and that the Liquidator is Mr. Bennet
R. Atkinson of Ronald Atkinson & Co., Chartered Accountants,
Marron House, Virginia and Augusta Streets, P.O. Box N-8326,


ICB performance


affects J.S.


Johnson


comparatives


FROM page 1B

$11.542 million from $10.941
million a year ago.
Coupled with other revenues
of $180,000, this had produced
a 5.41 per cent increase in total
income to $11.722 million for
the first nine months of 2005.
Total expenses remained rel-
atively flat, dropping slightly
from $7.705 million in 2004 to


$7.666 million this year.
As a result, Mr Bethell said
total operating income rose by
18.8 per cent to $4.056 million
from $3.145 million.
Stake
J.S. Johnson owns a 40 per
cent stake in ICB, and Mr
Bethell said: "As expected, the
performance of Insurance
Company of the Bahamas, our


GN-303


MINISTRY OF FINANCE




NOTICE


THE BANKS AND TRUST COMPANIES
REGULATION ACT, 2000

Notice is hereby given that the Governor, pursuant
to Section 18(1)(a)(ii) of The Banks and Trust
Companies Regulation Act, 2000, has revoked by
Order dated 2nd December, 2005 the licence to
conduct banking business granted on 10th November,
1975 to Security Pacific National Bank (now called
Bank of America, National Association), on the
grounds that the entity has ceased to conduct branch
banking business from within the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas.

Wendy Craigg
Governor
The Central Bank Of The Bahamas



LEGAL NOTICE

THE STANDARD EURO EMERGING MARKETS
DEBT FUND, INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given inr pursuance of Section 131(2) of The
International Business Companies Act, 2000 (as amended) that
the Directors of the above-named company by Resolution passed
on the 17th November 2005 resolved that the company be wound
up voluntarily forthwith and that the Liquidator is Mr. Bennet
R. Atkinson of Ronald Atkinson & Co., Chartered Accountants,
Marron House, Virginia and Augusta Streets, P.O. Box N-8326,
Nassau, Bahamas.

All persons having claims against the above-named company
are requested to submit particulars of such claims and proofs
thereof in writing to the Liquidator, Mr. Bennet R. Atkinson,
Marron House, Virginia and Augusta Streets, P.O. Box N-8326,
Nassau, Bahamas, not later than the 6th day of January 2006,
after which date the books will be closed and the assets of the
company distributed.
Dated the 13th day of December, 2005.
Bennet R. Atkinson
Liquidator



LEGAL NOTICE
THE LATIN AMERICAN
SHORT TERM BOND FUND, INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given in pursuance of Section 131(2) of The
International Business Companies Act, 2000 (as amended) that
the Directors of the above-named company by Resolution passed
on the 17th November 2005 resolved that the company be wound
up voluntarily forthwith and that the Liquidator is Mr. Bennet
R. Atkinson of Ronald Atkinson & Co., Chartered Accountants,
Marron House, Virginia and Augusta Streets, P.O. Box N-8326,
Nassau, Bahamas.

All persons having claims against the above-named company
are requested to submit particulars of such claims and proofs
thereof in writing to the Liquidator, Mr. Bennet R. Atkinson,
Marron House, Virginia and Augusta Streets, P.O. Box N-8326,
Nassau, Bahamas, not later than the 6th day of January 2006,
after which date the books will be closed and the assets of the
company distributed.
Dated the 13th day of December, 2005.
Bennet R. Atkinson
Liquidator


associate company, is still
below the same period in 2004.
Its contributions to net income
declined $555,000, producing a
consolidated net income of $4.4
million, an increase of just over
2 per cent from the $4.3 mil-
lion achieved during the first
three quarters of last year."
While Hurricane Wilma had
impacted Grand Bahama, Mr
Bethell said: "The insured loss
to our clients is not expected


to be as large as last year. How-
ever, the full impact of the 2005
hurricane season is not yet
known, but it is expected that
2006 will be another difficult
year for the industry."
Earnings
J.S. Johnson's earnings per
share for the first nine months
rose from $0.54 to $0.55.


GN-304


MINISTRY OF FINANCE



NOTICE


THE BANKS AND TRUST COMPANIES
REGULATION ACT, 2000


Notice is hereby given that the Governor, pursuant
to Section 18(l)(a)(iii) of The Banks and Trust
Companies Regulation Act, 2000, has revoked by
Order dated 2nd December, 2005 the licence to
conduct banking and trust business granted on 15th
August, 1988 to Intercredit Bank & Trust Ltd., and
amended from time to time, on the ground that the
entity has been liquidated.


Wendy Craigg
Governor
The Central Bank Of The Bahamas


LEGAL NOTICE
THE STANDARD LATIN DAILY
LIQUIDITY FUND, INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given in pursuance of Section 131(2) of The
International Business Companies Act, 2000 (as amended) that
the Directors of the above-named company by Resolution passed
on the 17th November 2005 resolved that the company be wound
up voluntarily forthwith and that the Liquidator is Mr. Bennet
R. Atkinson of Ronald Atkinson & Co., Chartered Accountants,
Marron House, Virginia and Augusta Streets, P.O. Box N-8326,
Nassau, Bahamas.

All persons having claims against the above-named company
are requested to submit particulars of such claims and proofs
thereof in writing to the Liquidator, Mr. Bennet R. Atkinson,
Marron House, Virginia and Augusta Streets, P.O. Box N-8326,
Nassau, Bahamas, not later than the 6th day of January 2006,
after which date the books will be closed and the assets of the
company distributed.
Dated the 13th day of December, 2005.
Bennet R. Atkinson
Liquidator



LEGAL NOTICE
THE LATIN AMERICAN
MONEY MARKET FUND, INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given in pursuance of Section 131(2) of The
International Business Companies Act, 2000 (as amended) that
the Directors of the above-named company by Resolution passed
on the 17th November 2005 resolved that the company be wound
up voluntarily forthwith and that the Liquidator is Mr. Bennet
R. Atkinson of Ronald Atkinson & Co., Chartered Accountants,
Marron House, Virginia and Augusta Streets, P.O. Box N-8326,
Nassau, Bahamas.

All persons having claims against the above-named company
are requested to submit particulars of such claims and proofs
thereof in writing to the Lfquidator, Mr. Bennet R. Atkinson,
Marron House, Virginia and Augusta Streets, P.O. Box N-8326,
Nassau, Bahamas, not later than the 6th day of January 2006,
after which date the books will be closed and the assets of the
company distributed.
Dated the 13th day of December, 2005.
Bennet R. Atkinson
Liquidator


Nassau, Bahamas.

All persons having claims against the above-named company
are requested to submit particulars of such claims and proofs
thereof in writing to the Liquidator, Mr. Bennet R. Atkinson,
Marron House, Virginia and Augusta Streets, P.O. Box N-8326,
Nassau, Bahamas, not later than the 6th day of January 2006,
after which date the books will be closed and the assets of the
company distributed.
Dated the 13th day of December, 2005.
Bennet R. Atkinson
Liquidator


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Invitational action
ACTION from yesterday's play in the Father Marcian Peters Invitational
tournament. Left is CR Walker taking on Faith Temple CR Walker won the
game 26-23.
Right is Bishop Michael Eldon High School against CR Walker in which CR
Walker's senior girls stormed back to claim a 16-13 victory.
(Photos: Mario Duncanson/Tribune staff)


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* TENNIS
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter


THE Canadian and Mexi-
can teams are in town for this
weekend's International
Lawn Tennis Club World
Junior Challenge, and both
are aiming to go to Australia
for the World Finals next
year as the tournament cham-
pions.
Canada and Mexico will be
joined by the United States
and the Bahamas in the two-
day tournament for boys and
girls in singles and doubles
on Saturday and Sunday at
SuperClubs Breezes.
At a press conference at
SuperClubs on Thursday,
members of the Canadian
and Mexican teams were
introduced to the media. The
American and Bahamian
teams were not present.
Representing the Bahamas
will be Jacob Fountain, Jason
Rolle and Paul Aranha
(boys) and Shanda Simmons,
Elanqua Griffin and Kerrie
S- Cartwright (girls). The team
captain is Kit Spencer.
Captained by Vesa Ponk-
ka, the American team will
comprise of Jared Pinsky and
Ryan Lissner (boys) and
S_.. Agnes Sibliski and Beatrice
Capra (girls).
Canada's team captain
Anke Magnus said her team
of Jeremy Langer and
Cameron Chiang (boys) and
- Laura Pola and Monica
Lalewicz (girls) are not only
thrilled to be in the Bahamas,
-- but they are confident of win-
ning the tournament.


THE visiting Canadian team for this weekend's IC World Junior Challenge from left: Cameron Chiang, Jeremy Langer, captain Anke
Magnus, Laura Pola and Monica Lalewicz.
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/Tribune staff)


Spirit


-.. "It's a very young team, but
S-6 they are team-oriented
youngsters who just came off
S- the gold medal game for
Ontario at the Canadian
Games," Magnus stressed.
.- - "They were selected for their
team spirit.
-". But they are very compet-
itive and we only decided to
make the trip here a couple
weeks ago because it was
being hosted here. So we are
_._ looking forward to playing."
Langer said so far they are
enjoying their stay in the
Bahamas and they can't wait
for the tournament to start.
"We will do our best," he
charged. "We don't know any
of the other players, but are
looking forward to playing
against them."
Lalewicz added that this is
the first time that they are
playing in the Caribbean, but
they are ready for the chal-
S" lenge ahead of them.
"We want to go to Aus-
tralia, so hopefully we will
win," she stated.
Mexico, featuring Ken
Buchanan and Victor
Rodriquez (boys) and Rebe-
ca Delgado and Laura Alicia
Aguilar (girls), will be cap-
tained by Manuel Calvo, who


THE Mexican team, here in town for the IC World Junior Challenge this weekend from left: captain Manuel Calvo, Ken Buchanan,
Laura Alicia Agnuilar, Rebeca Delgado and Victor Rodriguez.


said that they are really
impressed with the treatment
they've received so far.
"It's a young team. My two
girls are just 15, but they have
been playing together in the
ITF tournaments. The boys
have been winning the
national tournaments, so they
are all ready," he reflected.
Buchanan said, since arriv-
ing here, they have enjoyed


their stay, but he was a little
more optimistic about their
chances.
"We are well prepared and
we hope to win," he project-
ed. "We will wait to see what
happens."
Delgado, however, was
beaming with just as much
confidence as Calvo.
"We hope to play good and
win. We want to go to Aus-


tralia," she said.
On Saturday, th
match will be played b
the United States and
da, while the Bahan
play Mexico in the
match.
The format call b
teams' number one pl
both divisions to play
each other with the n
twos playing each oth


(Photo: Mario Duncanson/Tribune staff)


case of ties, a mixed doubles
e first match will be played.
)etween On Sunday, depending on
d Cana- how they finish, the semifi-
ias will nal and final will be played.
second USA IC chairman Eugene
Scott said, "The competition
for the here is an eliminator," indi-
ayers in cating that the winning team
against will be awarded a trip to Aus-
number tralia for the World Finals at
ler. In a the end of January."


Softball player Ray on the



mend after car accident


* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
FIVE months after a life-threatening
car accident, talented softball player Ray
Newbold is walking again.
But, as he prepares to celebrate Christ-
mas, Newbold is not certain if he will
ever wear a glove again to play. Instead,
he would rather give back to the sport
that he's benefited from for more than 25
years.
On July 11, Newbold was involved in
a car accident that left him with a broken
neck, a ruptured spine, 3-4 broken ribs
and a broken shoulder bone.

Surgery
He has already undergone two surg-
eries one at Doctor's Hospital and the
other at Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami
Beach, Florida, and still has a minor
surgery to undergo on his back next year.
But, in the meantime, he's been "going
through a struggle," trying to get back on
his feet.
He admits that "all things are possible
through prayers" and he expressed his
gratitude to the countless Bahamians


who have given their support, indicat-
ing "that's why I'm here through the
grace of God."
During the interview as he sighed with
a slight pain "here and there," Newbold
said he's feeling "excellent" and is look-
ing forward to a "full recovery" in the
future.
"Life is one thing that I can't take for
granted anymore," insisted Newbold.
He said he doesn't intend to make a
comeback on the softball field, on which
he has played comfortably on the infield
as either a shortstop or third baseman for
a number of years.
"I have more things to look forward to
and appreciate the little things that I
took for granted back then," said New-
bold.
The three-time national team player
said once he "gets his life back in order",
he would prefer to come back in softball
and impact some of the knowledge he's
gained over the past 25 years as a coach.
Asked if he missed being on the field,
Newbold quipped: "Not really." But he
charged that "the competitiveness" will
always be there.
"I've been able to use that to help me
get through this ordeal," Newbold noted.


"That competitive edge is what har
inspired me to be here today." '.
Former track star turned coach Keittl
Carey, a long-time friend of Newbold-
said it's a "miracle" to see the achieve-
ment that he made from the time he wag
injured.

Injured
"When Ray was injured in the acci*,
dent, he was more concerned about hisu
son showing up to work," said Carey,.
who hired Newbold son at his Shell Gal,
Station on Carmichael Road.
"That is the kind of inner strength that'
he has.
"When I spoke to him the next morn&.!
ing after the accident, I asked him ift
everything was all right. He said 'yes'
my son reach?' That inner strength inr
sports is what took him through this life?(
threatening ordeal."
With Christmas over a week away.
Newbold offered this message to thoe
Bahamian public: "Don't take life fofr,
granted.
"To God be the glory. He's done it,'
for me and I know he can do it for"
you."


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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2005


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MIAMI HERALD SPORTS


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SPORTS


IN BRIEF


* BOXING
TALE OF TAPE
FIRST Class Promotions' "Fists of
Fury" professional show will be held
on Saturday night at the CI Gibson
Gym with the main event between
Meacher 'Pain' Major and Richard
'the Hammer' Pitt for the vacant
Bahamas Lightweight Championship
belt.
Here's a look at the tale of the
tape for the 12-round bout:
MAJOR m' PITT
28/10/1981 DATE OF BIRTH 4/11/1979
24 years AGE 26 years
135-lbs WEIGHT 135-lbs
5-ft-5 HEIGHT 5-ft-6
3-inches REACH 36-inches
12-inches NECK 13-inches
34-inches CHEST 30-inches
81/2 FIST 81/2
9-3-1 RECORD 5-6-0
SCHEDULE OF MATCHES
Here's a look at the remainder
of the schedule of matches for
First Class Promotions' "Fists of
Fury" professional boxing show
on Saturday night at the CI Gib-
son Gym, starting at 8.30pm:
Co-main event Jermaine
'Choo-Choo' Mackey vs
Jamaican Delroy 'TKO' Hender-
son (six rounds).
Undercard (all four rounds) -
Ricardo 'One Shot' Bethel vs
Ricardo 'Hanger' Planter from
Jamaica; Anthony 'Syco' Woods
vs Derek 'Castro' Sawyer and
David 'Pacesetter' Wallace vs
Leon 'Quiet Storm' Bain.

* TENNIS
DAVIS CUP TRIALS
The Bahamas Lawn Tennis
Association will hold its trials for
the team to travel to Colombia
next year for the American Zone
III Davis Cup tie. The trials will
begin today and continue
through Sunday at the National
Tennis Centre.
Here's a look at the schedule
of matches:
Today at 9:30am Marvin
Rolle vs Jamaal Hepburn;
H'cone Thompson vs Jyles Turn-
quest; Devin Mullings vs
Jonathan Hanna and Chris Eldon
vs, Matthew Sands.
Today at 3pm Devin Mullings
vs Matthew Sands and Ryan
Sweeting vs Jonathan Hanna.
Saturday at 9:30am Marvin
Rolle vs Jyles Turnquest;
H'Cone Thompson vs Jamaal
Hepburn; Devin Mullings vs
Chris Eldon and Matthew Sands
vs Ryan Sweeting.
Saturday at 3pm Dein
Mullings vs Ryan Sweeting and
Chris Eldon vs Jonathan Hanna.
Sunday at 9:30am Marvin
Rolle vs H'Cone Thompson;
Jyles Turnquest vs Jamaal Hep-
burn; Matthew Sands vs
Jonathan Hanna and Ryan
Sweeting vs Chris Eldon.
Sunday at 3pm Semifinal 1
vs 4 and 2 vs 3.


victory over


* BASKETBALL
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
IN AN unbelievable turn of events,
the CR Walker Knights senior girls
team came fighting back to grab vic-
tory from Bishop Michael Eldon
High School Warriors.
Just seconds away from closing out
their third win in the Father Marcian
Peters Basketball Invitational tour-
nament, the Warriors allowed the
Knights to come fighting back.
Four consecutive missed free
throws by the Warriors give the
Knights the much needed edge to
pull off the nail biting 16-13 victory.
The Warriors, who led from the
first tip, relinquished their lead at
the two minute marker in the fourth
quarter.
Knights wasted no time.in capital-
ising on the first two missed free
throws. With the scoreboard read-
ing 9-11 in favour of the Warriors,
the Knights wasted no time in tying
things up. Stepping up big in crunch
time for the Knights was Latoya
Rolle.
Rolle's jumper from the free-throw
line helped changed the momentum
for the Knights' team.


iors


Amazing comeback at Father Marcian Peters Invitational


Wayne Smith, the Warriors head
coach, said afterwards: "We shot our-
selves in the foot. We were right in
the game but we just couldn't hold on
to claim the win.
"We only had five players and
those five players ran up and down
the court like they were in a track
meet. This team has potential, but
they weren't being patient enough.
Mind you we had the lead, but they
were playing like they were down by
more than 10 points.

Shot
"Their shot selection was terrible
in the closing minutes of the game.
This only happened because they
were tired. They had some good shot
opportunities but they weren't able
to capitalise on the mistakes of the
other team.
"I tried to remind them during the
time-outs that they were in the lead
and they could relax but when they
went back on the court they contin-
ued to work themselves hard."


With no one to turn to, Smith had
to use his time-outs wisely. But the
tying jumper by Rolle forced him to
use his last one.
When the team returned to the
court the Knights continued to apply
the pressure on the Warriors' guard
Keandria Knowles.
A fatigued Knowles was left help-
less on two plays, which the Knights
converted into three points.
But the Warriors weren't about to
give up that easily. Determined to
polish-up on the mistakes made,
Knowles scored her team's final
points.
She said: "As a team leader I don't
think I played very well. This is our
first time playing and we haven't
practised so I am not really to disap-
pointed in the loss.
"We really played hard, we went
out really strong, taking the lead, but
we weren't able to hold it coming
down to the end.
"We just started to play a scrappy
game, the game we played in the first
half was the not the same in the sec-


ond. We started to weaken in the
second half and that caused us to lose
confidence in ourselves."
Despite the loss, Smith is banking
on the team's appearance in the final.
Smith believes as the tournament
continues the Warriors will be able to
hold onto the games in which they
started out strong.
The second session of the invita-
tional was cancelled due to the Junior
Junkanoo Parade.
Scores from other games
* JUNIOR BOYS
CR Walker 26
Faith Temple 23
South Andros 19
Doris Johnson 17
Old Bight Hawks 7
Faith Temple 31
* PRIMARY SCHOOL BOYS.::
Prince William 24
Harbour Island 16


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