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SATURDAY. DECEMBER 31, 2005


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Bahamasair to

sell one plane

to keep other

three in the air


* By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
AFTER beij~t-difiiedir Tfu-
ther extension to continue to
operate one of its aircraft,
Bahamasair will de-commission
and sell one of its Boeing 737-
200 planes to pay for the inspec-
tion of one of its remaining
three jets.
The,jets, which are used by
the airline to handle predomi-
nantly its Miami and Fort Laud-
erdale routes, were manufac-
tured in 1988. With a landing
and take off equaling one cycle,
the planes have a total life
expectancy of 60,000 cycles
before they must undergo an
extensive inspection, or "D-
Check".
This "D-Check", which
should have been performed in
August on one of Bahamasair's
jets, the C6 BGK, was post-
,poned and the plane was given
an extension to operate until
today.
Another, slightly older air-
craft, the C6 BGL is the jet that
was denied its extension in
August, and subsequently will
be sold in the coming year to
help pay for the "overdue"
inspection of the C6 BGK,
sources close to the airline have
revealed.
According to reports, the
extensions were not renewed
following two fatal crashes


involving Boeing 737-200 air-
craft in October and December
of this year.
On October 22, Bellview Air-
"lines crashed in Lissa, Ogun
State, and a Sosoliso airline
crashed in Port Harcourt,
Rivers State on December 10.
In the two crashes 117 per-
sons in the October 22 crash
and 106 in the December 10
crash were lost.
Boeing has. published a list of
the specific maintenance items
that its aircraft would have to
undergo once it reaches its
60,000 cycles. There are also
items on the airplane that might
be what they term "Time-Ex",
which means that those items
would have to be changed or
exchanged.
As the jet that is being sold
(C6 BGK) has already eclipsed
this 60,000 cycle marker, and
the third aircraft is slowly reach-
ing this plateau, Bahamasair is
looking to pre-empt any prob-
lems in its flight schedules and
have the aircraft inspected ear-
ly next year.
The initial estimates for the
"major" overhaul/inspection of
the aircraft could cost anywhere
from $700,000 to $800,000.
However, the best estimates for
the sale of the C6 BGK jet is
only around $400,000.
Works Minister Bradley
Roberts, who is responsible for
SEE page 11


* ONE of Bahamasair's Boeing 737 200 jets is pictured next to one of the airline's newer models at Nassau International Airport
(Photo: Felipi Major/ Tribune staff)


Confusion

over fuel

supply at

airport

* KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
CONFUSION over which oil com-
pany was responsible for the fuel sup-
ply to aircraft was part of the problem
that led to chaos at Nassau Interna-
tional Airport over the Christmas
holidays, The Tribune has learned.
Many problems, including radar
failure, and, according to informed
sources, a severe fuel shortage, left
more than 2,000 travellers stranded.
It was claimed that over the Christ-
mas holidays, one of the busiest times
of the year for NIA, airline officials
were left scrambling to purchase fuel
wherever they could find it.
Alan Sweeting, interim president
of the Airline Operators Committee
(AOC) and general manager of Jet-
Blue Airways, said yesterday that air-
line officials are scheduled to meet
with Texaco and Shell representa-
tives on Wednesday next week to dis-
cuss the incident, which together with
the radar failure has been described
as having a disastrous effect on
tourism.
"We hope to clear up some ques-
tions at that meeting. There are many
confusing rumours floating around
and we have not yet had any official
word from airport management as to
what the problem was," he said.
Despite the absence of an official
report about the breakdown at the
airport, Mr Sweeting said he does not
believe that a fuel shortage was the
cause of the problem.
SEE page 11


Political

parties

present

mandates

for 2006

By NATARIO MCKENZIE
LOOKING ahead at the political
scene for the year 2006, politicians
from each of the two major political
parties, the Progressive Liberal Party
and the Free National Movement,
yesterday gave their views on what
the Bahamian people can expect from
their respective organisations in the
new year.
PLP Chairman Raynard Rigby said
that in 2006 the PLP would be "step-
ping up" its efforts to strengthen its
relations with the Bahamian people.
Mr Rigby said the PLP aims to
show the Bahamian people that it has
stuck to its mandate and delivered
on the promises it has made.
Mr Rigby said the PLP government
is looking to 2006 with great opti-
mism. He expects the economy to be
-at a resounding high.
"I think we will have a very hotly
contested election," Mr Rigby said,
looking at the issues of possible ten-
sions between all parties as election
year draws closer.
"I think that the opposition will
have difficulties finding any substan-
tial issues," he said. "We have kept
our promises and once Bahamians
objectively argue our record, they will
see that we have been working
towards the betterment of the peo-
ple."
When asked on the possibility of
Prime Minister Christie calling an
SEE page 11


Tropical

storm

forms in

Atlantic

TROPICAL storm Zeta has formed
in the Atlantic Ocean a month after
the official hurricane season came to an
end.
Zeta is the 27th storm recorded in what
was an already record-breaking season.
According to an Associated Press
report, the storm formed in the eastern
Atlantic yesterday about 1,000 miles
south-southwest of the Azores islands.
At 5 pm yesterday the storm had max-
imum sustained winds near 50 mph with
more powerful gusts and was moving
northwest near 7 mph. Tropical force
winds extend outward up to 85 miles.
The report quoted National Hurricane
Centre forecaster Martin Nelson as say-
ing that Zeta is not likely to threaten
land.
"We believe this will be simply a prob-
lem for maritime interests," he said.
Forecasters expect the storm to begin
weakening today, but are not ruling out
the possibility that it will strengthen.
Said the report: Zeta is the sixth letter
of the Greek alphabet, which forecasters
turned to after they used up for the
first time their list of 21 proper names
for storms. The record for tropical storms
and hurricanes in a season had been 21,
set in 1933 before such storms were reg-
ularly named.
According to Mr Nelson, it is not cer-
tain if December 30 is the latest date for
the formation of a tropical storm in the
Atlantic.
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2005: a year of Chumps and Champs


As we prepare to say farewell to the past

year, The Tribune looks back on the

heroes and villains of the past 12 months


AS the year 2005 draws to a
close The Tribune looks at a
number of persons in the com-
munity who, through their
actions, ended the year as either
champs or chumps in the eyes
of many Bahamians.
This list is in no particular
order and by no means repre-
sents a complete inventory of
the events of 2005, but it pro-
vides commentary on some of
this year's newsmakers. This is
what those who The Tribune
interviewed thought.

THE CHAMPS

Trade and Industry Minis-
ter Leslie Miller: Despite his
sometimes obstreperous nature,
the well meaning Mr Miller
walks out of 2005 as a champ
to many. Mr Miller has what
inost politicians in this country
-and around the world- do
not have and that is a sense that
he was elected by a populace
who expects him to do a job for
them. You would be hard
pressed to find a consumer who
would not applaud the minis-
ter's efforts to keep the price


Pricing Information As Of:
29 December 2005


of cooking gas and petrol down.
Mr Miller's self-billed persona
of a blue collar politician or
the "people's potcake" as he
likes to call himself has gone
down well with a lot of people
and his "stick-it-to-the man"
attitude has caused many per-
sons to forget that he is part of
the establishment, and, there-
fore, a part of "the man" him-
self.
FNM Leader Hubert Ingra-
ham: The former prime minister


is a champ for agreeing to
return to the political fray.
Love him or leave him, no
one can deny that Mr Ingraham
has lit a fire under what has,
since 2002, been a limp political
scene in the Bahamas.
His detractors reject his asser-
tion that he had no desire to
return to frontline politics, saying
that he orchestrated his election
as FNM leader in November.
However, what many forget is
that by taking up the mantle of
leader of the opposition in the
run-up to an election, Mr Ingra-
ham has risked what up until
now has been a near-perfect
political record.
Despite his opponents'
attempts to paint the 2002 PLP
win as a defeat for Mr Ingra-
ham, it remains a fact that he
was not the FNM leader at. the
time, and therefore, has never
lost a political contest.
If he fails to win the next gen-
eral election, it would almost
certainly detract from his lega-
cy.
Mr Ingraham has not been
given enough credit for the
courage he has displayed in


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cise regime, Mr Christie has lost
a noticeable amount of weight,
and has somehow regained a
new, and even stronger position
of influence throughout the
country.
His leadership throughout
this year's hurricanes and 2004,
has been a source of great com-
fort to many PLP, and FNM
alike.
Tourism Minister and MP
for West End and Bimini Obie


choosing to lead the FNM into
the next general election.
Prime Minister Perry
Christie: There are a number
of reasons to call Mr Christie a
champ from the success of the
urban renewal programme to
the recent billion dollar deals
signed with foreign investors,
but most important, one must
not forget his victory over ill-
ness earlier this year.
Prime Minister Christie
proved his determination this
year by overcoming not only a
heart attack, but continued
assaults on his government from
various opponents.
Mr Christie has recuperated
in record time, setting an exam-
ple.for all who have had to deal
with such an ailment.
During his fitness, and exer-


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lSX IST RADDM SCU ITS- ST \WWW XAHAMAS OM FOR MORE DATA & MNFOMAATION
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Symbol Previous Close Today's Close Change Daily Vol. EP $ Div $ P/E Yield
1.10 0.73 Abaco Markets 0.73 0.73 0.00 -0.169 0.000 N/M 0.00%
10.40 8.00 Bahamas Property Fund 10.40 10.40 0.00 1.456 0.360 7.1 3.46%
7.24 5.55 Bank of Bahamas 6.90 7.00 0.10 1,000 0.587 0.330 11.6 4.71%
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.70 0.70 0.00 0.175 0.020 4.0 2.86%
1.80 1.26 Bahamas Waste 1.26 1.26 0.00 0.105 0.060 12.0 4.76%
1.20 0.87 Fidelity Bank 1.10 1.10 0.00 250 0.070 0.040 15.7 3.64%
9.60 7.10 Cable Bahamas 9.40 9.55 0.15 1,500 0.689 0.240 13.9 2.51%
2.20 2.03 Colina Holdings 1.64 1.64 0.00 -0.046 0.000 NM 0.00%
9.17 7.00 CommonwealthpBank *'.' 9.00 9.09 0.09' 7,41'0 0.791 0.450 11.5 4.95%
2.50 1.50 Doctor's Hospital 2.1.7 2.17 0.00 0.429 0.000 5.0 0.00%
6.05 3.96 Famguard 6.05 ,. ., sO6S0B:.:0 F -, :u-.00. 0.428 0.240 12.7 3.97%
10,90 9.68 Finco .. 10.90 "10;90 .:'',:: .'iOO,' 2,000 0.717 0.530 15.2 4.86%
10.88 7.49 FirstCaribbean :. 10,0 .,10.88 .... ,...0.38 1,400 0.695 0.500 13.1 4.60%
10.05 8.00 Focol :01.000 1..bs5 0. 05 .1i000b .O'0.833. 0.500 12.1 4.98%
1.99 1.27 Freeport Concrete .1,15 1.15 0.00 0.022 0.000 52.3 0.00%
10.20 9.50 ICD Utilities 9.95 9.95 0.00 0.526 0.405 15.1 5.43%
9.05 8.22 J. S. Johnson 9.05 9.05 0.00 0.572 0.560 15.8 6.19%
6.98 4.36 Kerzner International BDRs 6.84 6.85 0.01 0.138 0.000 49.5 0.00%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 2.036 0.760 4.9 7.60%
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Syrb1 Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Weekly Vol EPS $ Div $ PIE Yield
13.00 12.50 Bahamas Supermarkets 12.75 13.75 11.00 1.768 0.720 7.5 5.24%
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 2220 0.000 19.4 0.00
16.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 12.33 13.33 12.60 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 %
1.2665 1.1993 Colina Money Market Fund 1.266547"
2.4766 2.0704 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 2.4766 **
10.6711 10.0000 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 10.6711***
2.2982 2.1530 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.298197"
1.1442 1.0782 Colina Bond Fund 1.144217***

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 Fidelit
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
'day's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week
'enge Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
'V Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
\- Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
SPl/ losing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100
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SPERRY Christie


Wilchcombe: Mr Wilchcombe
demonstrated to Bahamians
throughout the year that in
addition to being able to pro-
mote the country as a premier
vacation destination, he is also a
man of the people in a time of
need.
Following the devastation
from Hurricane Wilma in
Grand Bahama, Mr Wilch-
combe was immediately on the
ground, assessing the damage
and offering help where it was
needed.
Just last week, when the
island of Bimini was touched
by tragedy as the community
lost 11 of its valued and beloved
members, the minister was pre-
sent.
Just a few hours after US
news stations broadcast the
crash of the 101 Chalk's flight
from Miami to Bimini, Mr
Wilchcombe was on a plane out
of Nassau, headed towards the
small island in his constituen-
cy.
Once there, he comforted
family members of the deceased
and lent them a shoulder to cry
on.
Further, it appears that in a
time when no politician seems
to be untainted by one scandal
or another, Mr Wilchcombe has
been able to hold his head high
and remain untouched by
unsavoury allegations.


* GARI McDonald


Former Miss Teen Bahamas
Gari McDonald: It's not for us
(or anyone for that matter) to
question her choice of lifestyle,
but her courage is admirable.
To come out and boldly declare
something that many in the
"mainstream" community
would readily decry and con-
demn takes a level of confi-
dence that many of us do not
have.
Perhaps Ms McDonald and
others like her in the Rainbow
Alliance of the Bahamas are
*ahead of their time in this coun-
try, but a democracy promises
to defend its minorities, mar-
ginalized and trod-upons, and
provide a voice for them.
While we may not always
agree with what all segments of
our society have to say, we
should defend to the very end
their right to say it.
One can only imagine how
hard it was for Ms McDonald to
stand up for herself in the midst
of overwhelming prejudices
knowing full well that she would
get no sympathy from the
majority of the population who
feel that "her kind" are not only
unwelcome but should not exist.
That type of courage is rare in
this country, or any country for
that matter. It's hard not to
admire this young woman and
wish her good luck in 2006.

THE CHUMPS

The country's premier inter-
national airport (NIA) leaves
little reason for Bahamians to


not hold their heads low in
shame. *
From control towers no't
operating without the aid ofi
radar, to newly refurbished runi
aways "sinking", one is forced
to ask the question: "Who in
the world is running this place?'";:
On every return trip through,
the arrival section of the termi-,
nal, Bahamians mingling with.
visitors can hear the justified
criticism about either the smell,
or humidity of the corridors. (
Pictures that have not been*
changed for decades still hang
throughout the causeway, as,
sentinels to some long lost era.
when horse and buggies domiro
nated the streets of New Provi-
dence.
With little entertainment in,;
the departure lounge, despite,.
the eyebrow raising prices. at,
the "eye in the sky" cafeteria;
little amusement can.be; fqound,-
Inept baggage handlers flings
tourists' bags with little care of
who, or what they hit or break,,
but still are eager to earn that; $5
tip for carrying a trolley,full .of
luggage to the next drpoohng,
cabbie waiting.
The problems go beyond-
structural limitations !4i
human lackadaisical attitude
where "pride in your work'
seems to be a message that has
long lost its meaning for manyl
Bahamians. However, it is the
first message conveyed .id 6ui-'
visitors the moment they enter
the terminal building at Nassau
International Airport.
The Bahamas Christian;
Council: The BCC has become.
one of the most superfluous
organizations in the country. It
is hard to recall a time when the
organization did anything'more'
than bash gays, decry the evils-
of gambling and pander to the
political establishment of the'
day whether that be PLP or:
FNM.
If the BCC is what it claims to
be representative of the'
moral voice of the Bahamas -
it must do more.
It seems to be the philosophy
of the current BCC to keep qui,
et and avoid such controversial
and difficult issues as,.muder,
rape, the high crime rate, iuifetV
tered materialism and con-
sumerism in the country, church&
scandals, infidelity, the deterio-
ration of family life, promoting
care for the poor and many oth-.
er issues.
Quite frankly it has become'
known for what it appears to-
be, an impotent club for reli-
gious pedantics who love to pat
each other on the back.
SPLP Chairman Raynard
Rigby would not have made this
list if it were not for his feeble
attempt to justify comment:
made by his PLP colleagues at
their convention in November?
Several presenters at the con-'
vention made remarks con-;'
demning the Opposition's elec'5
tion of Montagu MP Brent
Symonette as that party's deputy"
leader, calling it a step backward'
that would bring the return of
the long dead UBP and its racist
policies. Mr Rigby responded
to angry public reaction by
excusing his party's speakers,'
saying that they were merely
engaging in a discussion of
Bahamian history. Yeah right!
Mr Rigby is an intelligent per-
son, but a fault of intelligent
people is that they tend tO
assume that everyone else is stu-
pid or easily swayed by even
the slightest philosophical, efio-
tive and/or pedantic reasoning.
The thing is, no one really
believes Mr Rigby's explrina
tion and it's hard to believe that
he believes his own rhetoric.
Such comments that an FNM1
win would take the country
back 300 years cannot pass ovbt
merely as a PLP member "'dis'-'
cussing the country's history",
as Mr Rigby contends. It is
rather a scare tactic that wants
Bahamians to believe thati'ar
FNM government with an eligi-
ble, qualified white Bahamian
in a leadership position in its
ranks, is capable of returning
the Bahamas to slavery.
Race is still a sensitive issue in
the Bahamas and it is laudable
that most presenters at the PLP
convention chose not to use it as
the cheap political tool that it has
become. No one in a 21st centu-
ry Bahamas should be trying to
force the wedge between the
races deeper than it already is.
While everyone understands
that it is his job as the chairman


of a political party to do damage
control, place a magnifying glas
over all of the party's accom.
plishments and ensure that hi"
party comes out of every sittil
tion smelling like a rose, it"is
inexcusable for a person of Mi
Rigby's education and level of
exposure to the world to justify
the perpetuation of ignorance.
Nice try Mr Rigby, but we
know better and we know you
do too.


PAGE 2, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2005


THE TRIBUNE:









TH RIB E SY D


0 In brief


Drugs and

firearm

charges

are made

FREEPORT A 38-year-old
South Bahamia man was
charged in Freeport Magis-
trate's Court on Thursday with
possession of dangerous drugs,
a:firearm and ammunition.
Lundy Lubin of Crown Circle
Drive appeared before Magis-
trate Helen Jones in Court
Three. He pleaded not guilty to
possessing one pound of mari-
juana with intent to supply it to
another on December 28.
He also pleaded not guilty to
possession of an unlicensed
Taurus semi-automatic pistol
and possession of seven rounds
of .9mm ammunition.
Attorney Brian Hanna rep-
resented Lubin, who was grant-
ed $5,000 bail with sureties on
the firearm charge and $3,000
bail with sureties on the drug
charge.
The case was adjourned to
January 16, 2006 for trial.

Man is
charged
with cocaine
possession
SA 25-year-old McQuay Street
man was arraigned in Magis-
trate's Court yesterday on a
cocaine possession charge.
Rondell Rolle was charged
with being in possession of 22
grams of cocaine which he
intended to supply to another
on Wednesday, December 28.
SRolle, who appeared before
Magistrate Carolita Bethel,
pleaded not guilty to the charge
and was granted $7,500 bail.
The matter was adjourned to
June 1 2006.

Chamber

pleased by

decision

on bonds

SFREEPORT The Grand
Bahama Chamber of Com-
merce was pleased of the
change of position by Bahamas
Customs in respect of "over the
counter" bond purchases by
businesses operating under
bond in the Freeport area.
Bahamas Customs had pro-
posed to implement a policy on
January 1, 2006 prohibiting
"over the counter" bond pur-
chases without stamp approval
until final decision from gov-
ernment. That decision will not
now be implemented.
This policy would have made
things extremely difficult for
businesses, which needed to
purchase over-the-counter
goods at bond prices for sur-
vival of their operations.
Grand Bahama Chamber
president Dr Doswell Coakley
said that the original January 1,
2006 decision was of major con-
cern to its members who would
have been adversely affected by
the new layers of bureaucracy
and red tape.
In an agreement with the gov-
ernment, the Grand Bahama
Port Authority is allowed to
bring in items for administra-
tive and manufacturing purpos-
es duty free.
As a result of an informal
interim arrangement with gov-
ernment, business licensees of
the Port Authority were also
allowed to purchase items local-
ly at duty free prices.
The Customs Management
Act calls for a proper private
bonded warehouse. If Customs
were to enforce the decisions it
will have a real significant
impact on Grand Bahama.
According to the Freeport
News, Customs Comptroller
John Rolle said for more than
30 years Customs has had a very
good informal arrangement but
two court rulings in particular
suggest that they do otherwise.
He is quoted as saying: "But,


in the meantime, we are sensi-
tive and sensible about the way
forward. We are going to have
to government make the deci-
sion because it is a major deci-
sion for Freeport.


Public 'expectant' about 2006


* By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
AS the new year rolls in at the stroke
of midnight tonight, Bahamians say
there is "an air of expectancy" about
what 2006 will bring.
Many Bahamians said they are hop-
ing for a decrease in crime. Some feel
that the country is poised for economic
success in the year to come.
Yesterday, The Tribune hit the streets
to speak with Bahamians about what
they hope for in 2006.
Some of the persons interviewed said
they looking to grow spiritually, some
that they want increases in their salaries.
Others want unity in the church com-
munity, and many are looking forward
to a possible election.
Osmond Anthony Johnson said he
expects "wondrous things" in the new
year.
"There is an air of expectancy. The
elections are nearing and there is going
to be a new attitude of governance.
Even if the party does not change, there
will still be a new attitude in govern-
ing," said Mr Johnson.
He added: "On a personal level, I am


The Tribune asks Bahamians about

their hopes for the coming year


expecting an increase in my spiritual,
financial and physical life. A change is
going to come."
V Hamilton is excited about making
some investments in 2006.
"I expect the Lord to bless me finan-
cially. I am expecting to do some invest-
ments and pray for the economy to
keep its stability.
"I wish the government could imple-
ment pay raises not only for the civil ser-
vants, but to encourage the private sector
to increase their employees salaries.
"The reason for this is because the
cost of living is going up, but the salaries
are not going up for the private sec-
tor," she said.
Mrs Hamilton said she also wishes
that Bahamian men will focus more on
family life in 2006.
She said that this would help decrease
the rate of crime and domestic violence
in the country.


Natasha Barr said: "As a Bahamian,
I would like to see in the future more
unity in the church body, not pin point-
ing any particular denomination."
Richard Bouvier Wright simply
expects "development and prosperity
for the whole country at large."
Geneva Dames is concerned about
social outreach for children in our soci-
ety in 2006 especially when they are
on breaks from school.
"I think that the government should
build a recreational centre for children
to utilise during the holidays, instead of
them being home with nothing to do.
"Some parents can't afford to send
their children to summer school or to
pay a baby-sitter when they go to
work," said Ms Dames.
C Burrows is looking to experience
spiritual and financial growth and looking
forward to start constructing her home.
"I encourage everyone to further


their education and to follow all of their
dreams. The key is to start today," said
Ms Burrows.
Carson Hepburn said he wants to see
the Bahamian economy get better, as
there is always a place for improvement
in our country.
"I would like to see more Bahami-
ans to have employment as I think it
would slow down the crime rate tremen-
dously. One of our biggest problems is
employment in our country today."
He lent some advice to young men
who are in search of a job.
"If you would become employed, you
must have manners, respect and be loy-
al," said Mr Hepburn.
Donnalle Higgins hopes that "every-
one lives as one, stops all of the hatred
and gives plenty love in 2006."
Warren Bullard said: "Personally, I
expect more success in my personal life
and to make more money. For the
country I hope we prosper more in the
new year. Also I hope we get more for-
eign investors to spend more money in
our country."
Stephan Kelly told The Tribune: "I
hope next year will be better than this
year. I hope that crime decreases."


Emission testing to begin next year


* By FELICITY INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter

EMISSIONS testing equipment
aimed at drastically reducing pollu-
tion on the Bahamian streets is set to
arrive in the country in early 2006,
according to Environmental Health
parliamentary secretary Ron Pinder.
In December 2004, Mr Pinder told
The Tribune that the equipment
should arrive by mid-2005. Yester-
day, he said that it is likely to arrive
early next year.
The equipment will allow the
Department of Environmental
Health Services to gauge the level
of emissions output in New Provi-
dence for the first time.
According to Mr Pinder, the infor-
mation will aid health experts in
determining where the Bahamas
stands in the international commu-
nity in terms of emissions.
Eventually, this information will
result in legislative changes aimed
at curbing the level of pollution from
motor vehicles, he said.
At present, vehicles with emission
levels that would not be tolerated in
other parts of the world are a daily
feature of Bahamian streets.


Motorists often complain to The
Tribune about seeing cars spewing
foul-smelling, grey black smoke that
obscures the entire road.
SUnder the new legislation, such
vehicles may be forced to retire until
the problems are fixed.
Many of the complainants say that
at present, the worst offenders are jit-
neys and large trucks.
In an interview earlier this year,
president of the Public Transit Asso-
ciation Reuben Rahming told The
Tribune that the kind of fuel jitney
drivers purchase for their buses has a
lot to do with their level of emis-
sions.
Several downtown merchants have
complained to The Tribune that the
layer of soot and dark film that can
be seen lining walls and windows
along Bay Street is to a large extent
due to emissions from large vehicles.
Having the legislative power to
stop or curb some of the emission
problems in the Bahamas, Mr Pinder
said, would mean a cleaner environ-
ment for Bahamians.
On a global scale, he said, this
would bring the country more in line
with international efforts to decrease
greenhouse gas emissions.


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THE United States
"strongly supports" the
upcoming elections in Haiti
- but will not assist with secu-
rity at the polls, according to
a State Department official.
Speaking in Port-au-Prince
on December 20, Undersec-
retary of State for political
affairs Nicholas Burns said
the Bush administration is
lending help in other ways,
and will continue providing
financial aid.
"We think this is an
extremely important time in
the history of Haiti because
the people of Haiti have an
opportunity now to overcome
the challenges of the past
decade and to renew their
society and to form a new
government that, we hope,
will provide stability and
peace and economic reform
to.the country."
Mr Burns led a US delega-
tion on a one-day visit to dis-
cuss the elections with gov-
ernment officials.
"We came with one aim in
mind, one objective in mind:
we are strongly supporting
the elections on January 8,


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the second round of elections
* if necessary in February, and
the swearing-in of a new gov-
ernment, and a new presi-
dent at the end of February,"
he said.
Responding to a question
from a member of the press,
the undersecretary said:
"There is not an American
plan for security that it is
the responsibility of the
United Nations, MINUS-
TAH, and also the respon-
sibility of the Haitian Nation-
al Police."
MINUSTAH, the United
Nations Stabilisation Mission
in Haiti, is overseen by Juan
Gabriel Valdes, the UN Sec-
retary General's special rep-
resentative.
"Finally, let me say that the
United States is a good friend
of Haiti, we are hoping for a
positive and successful elec-
tion. And we are already
looking beyond the elections
to the creation of a new gov-
ernment. President Bush and
Secretary of State Rice both
believe that there is an oppor-
tunity for the United States
to be helpful to the Haitian
people following the elec-
tions," he said.


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EDITOR, The Tribune
MAKE no mistake, the
CSME issue is not dead! What
has not been achieved by bring-
ing Bajans to tell us what is
good for us, is still being pur-
sued by the back door!
Just examine the pancar-
ibbean strategy of Cuba, which
is in the process of flooding the
entire region with its doctors.
This is part of a communist/
socialist strategy seeking to use
health as a tool of forcing inter
dependence and a form of cohe-
sion on the region. This is
directed to the production of
one economic and political
Caribbean State.
The countries of the Euro-
pean Union have recently advo-
cated a similar strategy of cross
border health system merger as
part of their effort to force
cohesion, economic and politi-
cal integration of its several
member states.
Citizens in the EU countries
were at least allowed to indi-
cate in a referendum whether
or not they wished to immerse
their nationality in one maga
First World State. Later came
the use of health to integrate
them.
Bahamians have not been
afforded this luxury, nor to my
knowledge were any of the cit-
izens of any Caribbean nation.
This is quite wrong. It is a gross
violation of the social contract.
Bahamians have clearly indi-
cated this year that they do not
wish economic or political inte-
gration in CSME. Why then is
this government still hell bent
on forcing this on us by covert
methods?
Make no mistake, the PLP
willingness to export: Bahami-
an patients wholesale to Cuba is
part of a major thrust to reha-
bilitate Cuba, and install it as
the health centre of this region.
Like it or not we are slowly but
surely being dragged into this
Third World Caribbean state.
It will be extremely difficult and
costly to get out!
The next general election
should be attended by a refer-
endum on the CSME question.
Is the PLP afraid to put this
issue to the country? I call on
them to immediately stop to all
these back door efforts to drag
us into a dependency on any
nation south of us, be it Cuba,
Jamaica, Barbados; St Vincent,
Trinidad or any other
Caribbean nation or CSME
coalition state.
We have more than sufficient
doctors to service this popula-
tion, indeed if one looks at rec-


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VILLAGE ROAD, P.O.BOX N-8497, NASSAU, BAHAMAS,
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 31ST day of DECEMBER, 2005
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
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ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE BAHAMAS
GOVERNMENT TREASURY BILLS
Sealed tenders for B$53,000,000.00 of 91-Day
Treasury Bills will be received by the banking
manager, The Central Bank of The Bahamas,
Frederick Street, Nassau up to 3:00p.m. on Tuesday,
January 3, 2006. Successful Tenderers, who will be
advised should take up their bills against payment
on Thursday, January 5, 2006. These bills will be in
minimum multiples of B$100.00. Tenders are to be
on special forms obtainable from The Central Bank
of The Bahamas or commercial banks.

Tenders must state the net price percent (in multiples
of one cent) and should be marked "Tender for
Bahamas Government Treasury Bills". The Central
Bank of the Bahamas reserves the right to reject any
or all tenders.

CECILE M. SHERMAN
MANAGER, BANKING DEPARTMENT
THE CENTRAL BANK OF THE BAHAMAS


ommended ratios of doctor to
patient for a country of our size
the existing situation is more
than adequate in every catego-
ry of medical service! We do
not need to be swung by this
communist/socialist use of
health as a political tool!
You will appreciate that if
Cuba can, it will be happy to
insinuate itself into the medical
services of all the countries of
this region. In this way it will
get them to rely on Cuban doc-
tors instead of the native doc-
tors of these countries. It is a
short step to Cuba calling the
shots as regards the medical
care of the patients of this
region. Not to mention the
transfer of hard currency to
Cuba! This will weaken us and
give to Cuba an extremely pow-
erful position.
I fail to see the Bahamas vol-
untarily becoming a part of any.
Caribbean state, in which mat-
ters like health care, important
to us, depend totally on what
some other country, most likely
Cuba, considers appropriate for
us.
Slavery was bad enough! We
did not sell ourselves into it.
How can we follow leaders who
are willing to allow this pros-


perous country to be dragged
into what can only be regarded
as a Third World Slave Planta-
tion called CSME.
Why have we allowed ourl
selves to elect such weak lead&
ers? Did you know when you
voted for them that they werd
ready at the drop of a hat to
transfer the decision maig
power you gave thiemi' to'aty
Cuban, Jamaican, :Ba an or ,i
er Caribbean n tionall Didfoi
know then that they believed
that these persins.co bid e
better for us than we can for
ourselves? HowI did thgy
become so lacking inself.cdiff
dence?
Maybe you and I did.votefoor
Cuba, or for;,some, other
Caribbean nation to be ,ir
charge of importantareas eon-i
cerning the Bahamas; I don't
remember doing so! .
I will live and die a Bahamian
nationalist! I know that if. you
thought, these fell/owAeie1
going to do some of theAthings
they have done yowouwldinev-
er have voted for them. No mait
ter, we ;all make iaitakes huk-
we do not have to repeat the
sale. mistake. ,Take comfort,
you willso9onhave better choice
es!

DEXTER JQH1SONO
BahamiaanNatiosnA
Law Lecturer i :
Nassau .
Decbiib ib .2005e.- -


EDITOR, The Tribune
THE failure of our nation-
al education seems again to
be the headline and yet
again after throwing over
$1.6 billion at the matter
over the past 10 years we are
no further forward. So that
we can compare and see
what $1.6 billion can pur-
chase Sol Kerzner has
spent the same amount on
Atlantis so far.
Passing the blame is a
waste of time as all 310,000
of us are to blame.
Our national adoption of a
far left liberal and hedonistic
societal environment, the
national destruction of the
family and the community
structure are the root causes
of the by-product that we
have.
Are we so naive not to see
through the announcement
that there is an increasing
level of HIV amongst young
girls who are contacting this
through sexual activity with
older men?
Our society is more and
more driven by criminal
financial activities. The
youth copy and see no alter-
native as they were born into
this environment and grew
up that way from the bosom


to their juvenile maturity.
I daily question if there is
any law and order in our
Bahamas?
The church has failed the
people, totally failed creating
an environment where even
they perceive if you say once
the simple phase: "I
acknowledge theLord as my
Lord and Saviour" in some
manner you can continue
breaking and not adhering
to any commandment then '
that's all right but the
reliance on criminal earnings
as a profession and prosti-
tuting (sweethearting) is the
total damnation of what .
could be perceived as a nor-
mal society.
It would seen the majori- '
ty of those who took the
public exam 2005 are having I
to complete a remedial year
if the Minister's policy is
going to be followed which it
will not be so in Decem-:.
ber, 2006 when the same"
results are disclosed do we
have two groups of supp6s-3
edly graduating students
having to complete a repeat:.'
to graduate? When:willthis
end? '

J WILLIAMS
Nassau ..": :: .
December 162005:.


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(In Voluntary Liquidation)
AND

IN THE MATTER OF THE COMPANIESACT 1992
NOTICE OF THE CREDITORS MEETING '

The creditors of the above-named Company are requested to attend a
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Hilton Hotel at 2:00 pm. The purpose of the meeting is to update the
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LOCAL NEWS^


o In brief

15-year-old

injured by
acid during
argument

A 15-YEAR-OLD girl is in
hospital listed:in serious condi-
tion after acid was, thrown on
her during and altercation with
an older girl.
According to police press liai-
son officer Walter Evans, the
incident took place sometime
around 7pm on Thursday in the
lrea of. Cambridge Street, off
Nassau Street.
The 15-year-old girl was
reportedly involved in an alter-
cation with a 17-year-old girl,
who 'threw,'corrosive acid on
her, .according to Mr Evans.

JYoung boy
is stable

after being

ttabbed

'POELIES say that a 15-year-
oldtilboyiszin hospital in stable
tnd'itin after' being stabbed
"Ac' Crding td inspectorr Wal-
ter Evans, shortly after 6pm
'harsday afternoon, the boy
Wak A i hd fa aof Odle Coneri
offaE'ast'Stift, fid daw'a man
atiid Wodhi~ engaged in a fight.
V-Thre' ;15-yeSa-6Id 'reportedly
vtiit aq6iS ist thwofi ian'Wan'nd
Wa stabli'din: the'cli'et by the
P:Dsiqneie'ntT ctifrrerily.
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Ragged Islanders hope for




a boost to their economy


RESIDENTS of Ragged Island have
one big New Year wish that their flag-
ging economy can be. -ansformed by a
new harbour channel. -
If the government goes ahead with
long-awaited plans for a wider, deeper
channel, the tiny isle could become one
of the southern Bahamas' great little
success stories.
At the moment,, only very small craft
can ride the tide with total safety into
the island capital, Duncan Town. Bigger
vessels with the right skipper aboard can
make it but only at considerable risk.
"However, if we could only get that


channel, we would undoubtedly enjoy
an economic boom," said fisherman
Myron Lockhart-Bain, the island's for-
mer chief councillor.
"Not only could the mailboat get right
in, we would also attract passing yachts.
The new channel would create new jobs
down here."
Ragged Island, which lies just 60 miles
off the Cuban coast, has long seen itself
as the forgotten isle of the Bahamas.
In fact, this thin necklace of cays does-
n't even appear on some maps.
But its 70-strong population has for
years endured hardship and inconve-


nience just to make the point that life is
still possible on even the remotest of
the Bahama Islands.
According to islanders, tenders are
due to go out for the harbour work next
spring. They are hoping that digging
and dredging will soon follow.
"The channel is the thing we are all
looking forward to," said Mr Lockhart-
Bain. "It means people will be able to
bring in cars and we'll be able to unload
the mailboat without things getting wet."
The new year is likely to be important
for Ragged Island for other reasons.
BaTelCo crews are currently on the


island installing fibre-optic cables, mean-
ing quicker Internet access and cable
TV for residents.
"We are entering the 21st century at
last," joked Mr Lockhart-Bain, "We are
part of a cable link-up taking in the
Turks and Caicos and Haiti."
Apart from the harbour channel,
islanders are also pressing for an
upgrade to the local school.
Guyanese teachers Robert and Ophe-
lia Boodram are said to be "excellent",
but islanders feel they deserve a better
school building and improved living
accommodation.


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT PARKING
fees will come into effect at
the Grand Bahama Airport
on January 4.
This puts an end to a year of
free parking. Persons wishing
to park at the airport will now
have to pay a minimum rate of
$2 for up to one hour of park-
ng.
According to a press state-
ment issued by Grand
Bahama Airport Company,
pay machines will be located
in the check-in area of the
international terminal and in
the arrival section of the
domestic terminal.
There will also be designat-
ed parking for mobility-
,restricted customers at both
-,terminals.
The parking rates at the
new terminals are as follows:
one to two hours $3; two to
three hours $4; three to 12
hurs $5; 12 to 24 hours -
S$7, iandthereafter per day or
part thereof, $3.


There is a $25 fee for lost
tickets or tickets that are
unreadable because of dam-
age. Customers will be able to
pay by either by cash or cred-
it card.
The new procedure requires
customers approaching the
parking lot entrance to
retrieve a ticket, which should
be kept until their return.
Upon return, the ticket
must be inserted into a pay
station located in each termi-
nal.
The validated ticket must
be used within 30 minutes and
"must be inserted into the exit
machine in order to depart.
The pay station in the
domestic terminal is located
inside the arrival area next to
the rental car' reception area.
In the international terminal,.
the pay station is located to
the far left of the check-in
counters.
Relevant information will
be posted at the entrance, and
exit of the parking lot,.pay sta-.
tion and on the reverse:side:
of the ticket.


-FOR the second consecutive year, the
Management and staff of SuperClubs
Breezes Bahamas assisted the Bahamas
Ministry of Health AIDS Secretariat in
'hosting a party for the children who are
affected by HIV or AIDS.
SuperClubs staff fed and entertained the
children and their families, and also ensured
that each child received a gift.
SuperClubs financial controller Camille
Miller said: "It is always' a pleasure to'ihobt
.'the party for the children. Our staff was very


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instrumental in bringing gifts for the children
and also participating on the day of the event
by painting faces, dressing as clowns, cooking
or just playing games with the children."
Pictured are Vianna Williams, health aid,
AIDS Secretariat; Donella Bethel, sales
manager, SuperClubs; (kneeling) Nurse
Jessica Stubbs, treatment and care
co-ordinator, AIDS Secretariat; Jaton
Johnson; public relations co-ordinator;
(standing) 'Millet,'and Nurse Rosamae Bain,
managing director, AIDS Secretariat.


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WITH the Atlantis
Phase III set to
herald the
beginning of a

new chapter for

Paradise Island in

2006, In Days

Gone By looks

back at the year

1969, when the
Flagler Inn Hotel

- today the

Paradise Island

Harbour Resort -

opened its doors

on a bright new

future in tourism.


* THE Flagler Inn featured a nautical motif throughout the hotel. The lobby was decorated with
beamed ceilings, panelled walls and Persian travertine floors. The colour scheme was Byzantine
gold and cocoa which was designed to blend in with the surrounding subtropical greenery.
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* THE 250-room,
multi-million-dollar Flagler
Inn on Paradise Island was, in
1969, the newest luxury resort
in the Bahamas. Situated next
to Hurricane Hole, it offered a
magnificent view of the
harbour.


Collins Avenue at 4th Terrace Centreville
Telephone: 322-8304 or 325-1689 P.O. Box N-1566
Fax No. 322-4793


SUNDAY 8:30am ZNS-1
8:30am
9:45am
ll:00am
7:00pm

WEDNESDAY 7:30PM


Temple Time Broadcast
Early Morning Worship
Sunday School For All Ages
Worship Service
Evening Celebration

Selective Bible Teaching Royal
Rangers (Boys Club) Ages 4-17 Years
Missionettes (Girls Club) Ages 4-17.


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THE BAHAMAS CONFERENCE
OF THE METHODIST CHURCH
S Hillside Estates, Baltic Avenue, off Mackey Street
S- PO. Box SS-5103, Nassau, Bahamas
ll-- Phone: 393-3726/393-2355/Fax: 393-8135
-- CHURCH SERVICES
EI SUNDAY, JANUARY 1,2005
NEW YEAR'S DAY
ASCENSION METHODIST CHURCH, Prince Charles Drive
9:00 a.m. Rev. Dr. Laverne Lockhart/HC
COKE MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH, Bernard Road
11:00 a.m. Pastor Sharon Loyley/HC
CURRY MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH, Zion Boulevard
10:00 a.m. Dr. Carl Knowles/HC
7:00 p.m. Rev. Carlos Thompson
EBENEZER METHODIST CHURCH, East Shirley Street
11:00 a.m. Rev. Martin Loyley/HC
7:00 p.m. No Service
'GLOBAL VILLAGE METHODIST CHURCH, Queen's College
Campus
9:30 a.m. Rev. James Neilly/HC
ST. MICHAEL'S METHODIST CHURCH, Churchill Avenue
8:00 a.m. Connections Rev. Philip Stubbs
9:30 a.m. Rev. Philip Stubbs/HC
TRINITY METHODIST CHURCH, Frederick Street
11:00 a.m. Rev. William Higgs/HC
7:00 p.m. No Service
RADIO PROGRAMMES
"RENEWAL" on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on ZNS 1
Your Host: Rev. William R. Higgs
"METHODIST MOMENTS" on each weekday at 6:55 a.m.
Your Host: Dr. Reginald W. Eldon
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS GREETINGS
Mrs. Kenris L. Carey, President; Rev. Dr. Laverne R. Lockhart, Vice
President; Dr. Reginald W. Eldon, Secretary and Mr. Vincent A.
Knowles, Treasurer extends warm Christmas wishes to all Church in
The Bahamas Conference of The Methodist Church and to each and
every person in The Bahamas. We pray that God will bless each and
everyone with good health, safety and joy at this special Season of
the year.


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* IN 1974 the Flagler Inn celebrated its fifth birthday, with a gathering of "old timers" of the hotel
staff. Ron Overend, general manager at the time, is pictured here around the birthday cake with
staff members that have been employed at the hotel since its opening. From left: Kenneth Russell,
Rudolph Rahming, Philip Colebrook, Willie Richardson, and Merline Adderley.


Minister: Pastor
Charles Lewis
"A Journey In Faith & Obedience To The Will of God"


GRACE AND PEACE WESLEYAN CHURCH
A SOCIETY OF THE FREE METHODIST CHURCH OF NORTH AMERICA
(WHERE GOD IS ADORED AND EVERYONE IS AFFIRMED)
Worship time: 11am & 7pm

Adult Sunday School: Oam Q
Church School during Worship Service
Candlelight Service Sunday December 18th @ 7p.m.
Bring your family and join us for this beautiful service of
Christmas hymns and readings
Watchnight Service Saturday December 31st @ 11p.m.
Place. Twynam Heights
off Prince Charles Drive

Minister: Rev. Henley Perry
O. Box SS-5631
Telephone number:324-2538 Telefax number: 324-2587
COME TO WORSHIP. LEAVE TO SERVE


* THE Flagler Inn opened with a reception at which
then-minister of tourism Sir Arthur Foulkes (second left) gave
the keynote speech. With him from left are hotel manager
Dick Slee, Roy Bowe, and John Lanahan, president of
Flagler Systems.


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EAST STREET SOUTH
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PHONE/FAX: 242-394-4100
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Critics claim extradition



tears families apart


* By FELICITY INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter
CRITICS of the Bahamas
Extradition Treaty claim the
process tears families apart and
is especially difficult to deal with
at this time of year.
Philippa Russell and Lolita
Ritchie are sending letters to
government officials asking that
"serious attention" be paid to
the cases of persons who are
being sought to stand trial in
the United States.
Ms Russell called the process
"contaminated", claiming that
some trials are begun in the US
in the absence of defendants or
their representatives.
Ms Ritchie added: "Several
prominent Bahamian attorneys
became involved in these mat-
ters and through their investi-
gations have uncovered a web
of injustices on the part of both
the United States of America
and tlthe.MBahamas."
..... .. ..... ........ ......... ..


Pointing to comments made
by former US charge d'affaires
Robert Witajewski, Ms Russell
said the decision to extradite lies
ultimately with the Bahamian
courts, and the attorney general
has a constitutional mandate to
ensure that the rights of
Bahamian citizens are protected.
"However, when our attor-
ney general joins with a US
judicial request for extradition,
authorisirig an arrest warrant
and assigning a staff member to
legally represent the requesting
state, he then becomes a co-
complainant," she said.
"With the attorney general
being the employer of the mag-
istrate and the employer of the
prosecutor as well, the possibil-
ity of neutrality, fair play and
even-handedness is non-exis-
tent in this arena.
"On a daily basis, these mag-
istrates and judges appear to
take pleasure in carelessly sur-
rendering our young men to the


prison officers, bound in shack-
les to an indefinite life behind
bars.
"Of course, there are those
that have committed criminal
acts and should be dealt with
fairly and expeditiously."
Attorney Paul Moss, also a
well-known activist in the fight
against extradition, said recent
arguments over the Patriot Act
relate to the Bahamas.
In this country, an officer
only needs approval from the
Commissioner of Police and to
inform the Office of the Attor-
ney General to tap personal
telephone calls, he explained.
Elsewhere in the world, per-
mission can only be granted by
a judge.
Mr Moss added that the right
to privacy is enshrined in the
Bahamas Constitution. "We
believe the manner in which
wire taps are allowed contra-
venes our constitution, and no
citizen is safe," he said.


Ms Ritchie also pointed to
the Universal Declaration of
Human Rights Articles 8, 9, 10,
and 12 which state:
Everyone has the right to
an effective remedy by the com-
petent national tribunals for acts
violating the fundamental rights
granted him by the constitution
or by law.
No-one shall be subjected
to arbitrary arrest, detention or
exile.
Everyone is entitled in full
equality to a fair and public
hearing by an independent and
impartial tribunal, in the deter-
mination of his rights and oblig-
ations and of any criminal
charge against him.
No-one shall be subjected
to arbitrary interference with
his privacy, family, home or cor-
respondence, nor to attacks
upon his honour and reputa-
tion. Everyone has the right to
the protection of the law against
such interference or attacks.


IN CHRISTMAS came a little early for
the children at the Carmichael Road
Detention Centre.
As part of the 2005 Ambassador's Fund
for Refugees, the US Embassy funded a
$14,300 playground for the children, con-
structed by Creative Kids Craft, and start-
ed a children's library with 152 books at a
cost of $1,000.
The equipment was installed in Sep-
tember and it includes a swing set, mon-
key bars, slide, seesaw and a large sanded
play area.
On December 23, Embassy officer
Greg Floyd officially presented the play-
ground equipment and books to acting
superintendent Alexander Burns.
F1 Mr Floyd noted that the Ambassador's
Fund project fulfills an important need
g-" for children displaced from their homes
S:..' - .i and separated from friends, school and
up sometimes family.
"The ambassador has a compassionate
: PLAYGROUND heart and a love for children. We hope
equipment recently installed this project will bring some joy to these
at the detention centre kids in such difficult circumstances, allow-
.....< _________ a;ing them to play andfread as all children ,
should," he said.


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L'EGLISE MtTHODISTE DANS LA CARAIBE ET LES AMERIQUES
NASSAU CIRCUIT OF CHURCHES
108 Montrose Avenue
P.O. Box EE-16379, Nassau, Bahamas; Telephone:
325-6432; Fax: 328-2784; rhodesmethod@batelnet.bs
METHODISM: RAISED UP IN THE PROVIDENCE OF GOD, TO
REFORM THE NATION, BUT ESPECIALLY THE CHURCH AND TO SPREAD
SCRIPTURAL HOLINESS THROUGHOUT THE LAND
(Father John Wesley)
"Celebrating 223 years of continuous Methodist witness for
Christ in The Bahamas"
THE LORD'S DAY IN THE NATIVITY OCTAVE/COVENANT LORD'S DAY,
JANUARY 1. 2006
INTROIT AND COLLECTS:
Behold, the tabernacle of God is with us, and He will dwell with us and we shall be His
people. And God Himself will be with us and be our God.
ALMIGHTY GOD, OUR FATHER, You have appointed Your Son Jesus Christ
to be the mediator of a new and better covenant: give unto us the grace of Your
Holy Spirit, that we may draw near with a true heart, and in full assurance of faith,
and be united with You in a perpetual covenant; through the same Jesus Christ
our Lord, who is alive and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and
forever.
WESLEY METHODIST CHURCH (Malcolm Rd East)
11:00 a.m. Rev. Edward J. Sykes (Sacrament of Holy Communion/
Renewal of Covenant)
RHODES MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH
(108 Montrose Ave. near Wulff Rd)
3:00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Raymond R. Neilly/ Rev. Emily A. Demeritte/Rev. Colin
C.L. Newton (Sacrament of Holy Communion)
COKE MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH (Rose Street, Fox Hill)
11:00 a.m. Watchnight into the Lord's Day Rev. Leonard G. Roberts, Jr.
(Sacrament of Holy Communion/Covenant Renewal/Fellowship Breakfast)
PROVIDENCE METHODIST CHURCH (Shirley Plaza)
11:00 a.m. Rev. Dr. Raymond R. Neilly (Sacrament of Holy
Communion/Covenant Renewal)
HERITAGE OF REDEEMING LOVE METHODIST CHURCH
(28 Crawford St, Oakes Field)
9:00 a.m. Rev. Edward J. Sykes (Sacrament of Holy Communion/
Covenant Renewal)
GOOD SHEPHERD (20 Cedar Terrace, Tall Pines)
3:00 p.m. At Rhodes Memorial
CROIX-DES-MISSIONS ALDERSGATE (Quackoo Street)
9:00 a.m. Rev. Dr. Raymond R. Neilly
WATCHNIGHT SERVICES IN ALL CONGREGATIONS ON
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2005
METHODIST MISSION CENTRE (Quackoo St)
Thrift Shop and other Ministries
JOHN WESLEY METHODIST COLLEGE (28 Crawford St., Oakes
Field)
CIRCUIT DISCIPLE PROGRAMS
Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m. at Wesley Methodist Church, Malcolm Road, East
Thursdays at 10 a.m. and at 6:45 p.m. at Rhodes Memorial Methodist Church
OBSERVING THE FAST Thursdays after the evening meal to Friday
lunchtime
RADIO PROGRAMS: Vision On the Lord's Day, ZNS 1 at 9 p.m.; Great
Hymns of Inspiration On the Lord's Day, Radio 810 at 5:00 p.m.; Family
Vibes, ZNS 1, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
PRAYERS
OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS AFFECTED BY HURRICANE WILMA
AND OTHER NATURAL DISASTERS; THE PRIVY COUNCIL APPEAL.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Rev. Dr. Raymond R. Neilly, President of The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands
Conference of the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas, extends
its New Years greetings to everyone. Let us all return to our Covenant God recommit
ourselves to faithful service. Let us bless God and let us bless each other this year.
Our lips and lives shall gladly show, the wonders of Thy love, While on in Jesus'
steps we go, to see Thy face above. Our residue of days or hours, Thine, wholly
Thine, shall be; And all our consecrated powers a
sacrifice to Thee. (Father Charles Wesley)


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from
J BARRIE FARRINGTON, CBE
PRESIDENT
BAHAMAS HOTEL EMPLOYERS' ASSOCIATION


On behalf of the Bahamas Hotel Employers'
Association I wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year.
Overall, 2005 was a positive year for the industry, as
we witnessed moderate growth and the overall economy
performed well. However, in the midst of this we were
saddened by the destruction caused by Hurricane
Wilma in Grand Bahama and by the tragic loss of life in
the air accident. It is cause for reflection.
And now we must look to the future with new resolve.
When the plan revealed by Bahamar to create a
mega resort in Cable Beach is coupled with the very sig-
nificant expansion of Atlantis, we are optimistic about
sustained growth in tourism in the years ahead.
Additionally, we anticipate tourism related develop-
ments to be proceeded with in Grand Bahama,
Eleuthera and Bimini.
All of this translates into more job opportunities for
Bahamians but it also means that we must deliver
the ultimate in customer service to do otherwise is to
hurt our tourism industry.
Recognizing what is in our future, let us recommit
ourselves to the national effort of making every tourist
experience in our country the very best after all if it's I
good for tourism, it is good for every Bahamian. O
As we ring in the New Year let us count our blessings
and commit to quality service and standards that will set
us apart.
May God Bless you all.


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THE record number of traffic fatalities in the Bahamas was a
hallmark of 2005.
As the year wraps up, the road death count is now approach-
ing 70, well beyond previous years. Most fatalities are the result
of speeding, drunk driving, using cell phones while driving,
road rage and an overall sense of recklessness.
The mean-spirited driving habits manifested on the streets
today are clear indications that the motoring public has thrown
caution to the wind!
Most incidents involve persons aged 40 years and under. These
troubling statistics are cause for alarm, as in addition to other
social issues such as crime, drug abuse and failures in education,
young people are now faced with yet another challenge.
For the most part, Bahamian drivers are grossly hypocritical.
While they violate traffic laws in their home country, many
suddenly adapt a new, law-abiding mentality the minute they
step on to a plane heading to the US or the UK.
It is guaranteed that if you encounter any Bahamian in such
places you will find them wearing seatbelts and carefully fol-
lowing the rules of the road.
So, are the laws of these countries more worthwhile and
respectable than those of the Bahamas? Or is it that Bahamians
know they are being monitored and that the laws would be
enforced regardless of who and what you know?
On any given day, motorists see licensed vehicles without
headlights and, in some instances, windshields. These sightings
call for an immediate investigation.
Although Road Traffic controller Jack Thompson seems to
have a progressive outlook on road safety, he must implement
policies and strategies to weed out the thorns in the department.
Whether investigating these blunders includes setting up an
internal affairs division, or conducting sting operations with
the police, much has to be done to clean up the department
before drivers can realistically expect to have safer streets again.
The spectacle of motor-cyclists riding without helmets shows
that looking cool reigns supreme over commonsense.
The road traffic department should consider having separate
drivers' licences and stipulations for vehicular drivers and motor-
cyclists.
And then there are the bus drivers, who have become the dis-
grace of the nation's transportation system. Many show no
respect for the laws or other drivers as they stop anywhere,
create third lanes as they irresponsibly scoot down the middle of
jammed streets, cut off drivers, douse persons/vehicles in soot
from improperly maintained buses and use vulgar language
when they are chastised or don't get their way. Any driver in
Nassau would warn tourists never to drive behind a bus!
The government must realistically consider adopting poli-
cies such as those in Bermuda, which call for one car per house-
hold, as a 21 by 7 island such as Nassau is overly congested
and yet more cars are being imported every day.
While I applaud the signs and TV messages about road safe-
ty, I am a realist, and I am aware that people must see the pres-
ence of the authorities and feel the price of breaking the laws of
the roads on their piggy banks before they understand the
phrase 'Drive to arrive alive!'
May the New Year be bright and fortunate for all!
ADRIAN GIBSON
ajbahama@hotmail.com


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'AT a time when many
Bahamian students are going to
cllege to study the latest in
cbimputer technology, 29-year-
oi' Geanti Lightbourne chose a
discipline that few consider -
the ancient art of bookbinding.
Ms Lightbourne, a library
assistant at the College of the
Badhamas for four years, is cur-
rently enrolled at the North
B.ehnet Street School in Boston,
MNassachusetts and is pursuing a
diploma in bookbinding and
conservation.
North Bennet Street School's
mission is to train students for
cafrers in'traditional trades that
usge hand skills in concert with
evolving technology to preserve
and advance craft traditions and
to promote a greater apprecia-
tiod'bf craftsmanship.
The institution has the only
fuflfti-ie bench bookbinding
programme in North America.
q:s Liightbourne, a graduate
of the Bahamas Baptist College,
earifed her associate's degree
in hospitality management and
catering operations from the
thl;'n Bahamans Potel Training
College.
-After failing to find a suitable
jolt in that field, she decided to
apply for the-post at CQB.

vefy diyer e There are so iany:
areas you can work in," said Ms-
L toboe. .' ..
J tin rroduction booko-repair.
w isho6p,thosted by the South'
EaStern Library Network
(8s jET) at tfieWulff Road;
Library, drew her attention.
'was.inteterested ii' the.
cdise, so 1 started basic book.;
re irback at work," she said
V he selection for the book-
biing programme was very,
veP competitive because they
oy accept only.six students
pe4year and probaBly interview
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One young woman's alternative career


* GEANTI Lightbourne and a sampling of the books she creat-
ed as part of her coursework in bookbinding and conservation at
the North Bennet Street School in Boston, Massachusetts. She is
the first Bahamian accepted by the institution and one of a few
young Bahamians now showing interest in the important field of
historic preservation.
(BIS photo: Eric Rose)


myself very fortunate and
blessed to be selected," she said.
Director of Archives Elaine
Toote says she is pleased when
young persons like Ms Light-
bourne choose to play a part in
the conservation of Bahamian
history.
"The preservation of the his-
torical records of the Bahamas
ensures that our history is acces-


sible to present and future gen-
erations of Bahamians and inter-
national researchers," she said.
"One aspect of preservation is
the art of hand-paper repair anid
bookbinding or conservation. A
bookbinder or conservator is a
highly trained professional who
is well respected globally."
The repair and bindery sec-
tion or conservation unit of the


Department of Archives was
established in 1971 to perform
conservation methods on the
damaged historical records.
The section began with three
staff members, Elaine Cole-
brooke Toote, who trained in
Jamaica; Moira Lecky Dean,
now deceased, who trained in
London; and Hazel Pratt-Rolle,
who also trained in London and
is the present supervisor.
Mrs Rolle is actively training
five officers in this very impor-
tant profession.
"If the repair and binding
aspect of the preservation of our
records is to continue, we must
attract and keep young people
in this profession," she said.
Ms Lightbourne says that
after her first semester in the
18-month programme, she is
moving towards her goal.
"What might seem like the
perfect binding to someone who
doesn't know, I know all the
flaws and I know all the mis-
takes I have made in making
the binding and I think that that
is an important skill to have
because if you are a perfection-
ist, you will have your own qual-
ity control for the work that you
do," she said.
Ms Lightboume said her par-
enis Eugene and Patricia Light-
bourne, both employees at
COB, were her support in fol-
lowing her dream. However,
her mother died on November
17, 2005 from cancer.
"My father was really in the
teeth of things and I felt kind of
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IN A N D AROUND N A S S A U


OUTTH E R E @ TRIBUN EM E D I A. NET


$5 Fridays @ First Down every Friday night. Music by Barry Da
Pusher, Selector: Dominique. Ladies $5 all night, gents $10. Early
juggling 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 Sat-
urday. Ladies free, Gents, $10 all night. Bacardi Big Apple and oth-
er drink specials all night long.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fantasy Fridays @ Fluid Lounge, featuring late '80s music in the VIP
Lounge, Top of the charts in the Main Lounge, neon lights 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
Friday. 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 mid-
night, $1 shots and dinner specials all night long.

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

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

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

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

TooLooSe @ Indigo Restaurant on West Bay St and Skyline Dri-
ve. Singer/songwriter Steven Holden performs solo with special
guests Thursday from 9pm midnight.
The Graham Holden Deal @ The Green Parrot....David Graham,
Steve Holden, Tim Deal and Friends perform Sunday, 7pm 10pm
@ Hurricane Hole on Paradise Island.

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

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


The Alts


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

The National Collection @ the National Art Gallery of the
Bahamas, an exhibition that takes the viewer on a journey through
the history of fine art in the Bahamas. It features signature pieces
from the national collection, including recent acquisitions by Blue
Curry, Antonius Roberts and Dionne Benjamin-Smith. Call 328-
5800 to book 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 January 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 tickets 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 shortly. Do not miss this oppor-
tunity to listen to live world class musicians.""

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


Paul Hanna, Tabatha and Gernie, and the Caribbean Express
perform at Traveller's Rest, West Bay St, every Sunday, 6.30pm- Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being held 6:30pm Tuesdays
9.30pm. and Thursdays at Nassau gymNastics Seagrapes location (off Prince
Charles Drive). Doctor approval is
a ISll required. Call 364-8423 to register


or for more information.

Diabetes Directions a FREE diabetic support group meets the'
first Monday of each month at 6.30pm at New Providence Com-
munity Centre, Blake Road. Dinner is provided and free blood sug-
ar, 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 pre-
vention strategies to avoid sudden death syndrome and the most
common serious injuries and choking that can occur in adults,
infants and children. CPR and First Aid classes are offered every
third Saturday of the month from 9am-lpm. Contact'a Doctors Hos-
pital Community Training 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
interested in registering their children should contact organisers at
jarcycling@gmail.com

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

Toastmasters Club 3596 meets at the British Colonial Hilton Mon-
day'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 Build-
ing, East-West Highway. Club 3596 meets at the British Colonial
Hilton Mondays at 7pm. Club Cousteau 7343 meets every Tuesday
night at 7.30 in the Chickcharney Hotel, Fresh Creek, Central
Andros. All are welcome.

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

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

KappaAlpha 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.

Send all your civic and social events to The Tribune
via fax: 328-2398 or e-mail: outthere@tribunemedia.net


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n be looking into raising its prices to purchasing a new plane to add to its
co'er the other costs. fleet.


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FROM page one istry of Transport and Aviation told The Tribune
that he had not heard of any fuel shortage at the
"I think what happened is that there was some airport over the holidays.
confusion as to which company, Texaco and Shell The AOC said that the fall-out at NIA
--who normally supply the airport with fuel this past week had a domino effect on all
slhuld have supplied it at that time," he arriving and departing flights and may have
explained. .adversely affected eight to ten thousand peo-
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forms in Atlantic


FROM page one
Earlier this month, Hurricane
Ejsilon became the fifth-ever
hurricane to form in December
in'154 years of record-keeping.
Hurricane Alice, the latest-


developing hurricane on record,
lasted from December 30, 1954
until January 5, 1955, Mr Nel-
son said.
There were 14 hurricanes
recorded in the 2005 Atlantic
storm season, which officially


ended on November 30.
Said the AP report: "Fore-
casters have said that hurricane
seasons are going to be more
active than usual for at least
another decade and possibly
as long as 50 years."


Parties present their


2006 expectations


FROM page one!
election in 2006 Mr Rigby
responded, "I honestly don't
know, that would be his deci-
sion but as chairman it is my
job to get the party ready and I
feel confident that it will be vic-
torious whenever an election is
called."
Former Chairman of the Free
National Movement Carl
Bethel said that in 2006 his par-
ty will be essentially preparing
itself to become the next gov-
ernment.
Mr Bethel said -that in the
coining year the FNM will con-
tinue to constructively criticize
the present government and see
that it doeswhat is right for the
Bahamian people.
"The FNM is very well placed
to regain the confidence of the


Bahamian people," Mr Bethel
'told The Tribune yesterday.
. Mr Bethel said the FNM is
an achievement-oriented gov-
ernment and Bahamian people
know that, if elected, it will fol-
low through on its promises.
Mr Bethel said that with for-
mer leader Hubert Ingraham
back in the leadership post the
party is now more motivated, and
motivation is what is crucial for a
government to be successful.
"We will be ready to fight
next election in whatever way
we deem most likely to prove
positive results," Mr Bethel
said.
When The Tribune contacted
Works and Utilities Minister
Bradley Roberts to get his view
on the political scene for 2006
he directed us to his website
and his keynote address at the


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PLP's national convention in
November. He said that it is
there that he has outlined the
initiatives to be undertaken by
his ministry.
Tribune columnist and FNM
supporter Sir Arthur Foulkes
said that with 2007 being an
election year, things are likely to
"heat up" between the two
major parties in 2006.
"There is likely to be intense
activity, more promises, more
meetings and more trips to the
Family Islands," Sir Arthur said.
Sir Arthur said that despite
the rumours and the assump-
tions, he does not believe that
there will be an early election.
Sir Arthur also said that it is
evident that Bahamians have
adopted the two-party system,
leaving basically little hope for
third parties.


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UNITED STATES Ambassador John Rood
and his wife Jamie hosted their second official
holiday reception at the Ambassador's
residence on Sandford Drive, Prospect Ridge.
Among invited guests were Bahamian
government officials, members of the
opposition and local business and community
leaders.
The guests danced to music provided by the


Royal Bahamas Defence Force Band. The
festive reception was an occasion enjoyed by all
and a fitting way to bring in the holiday season.
Seen right are (1-r) Sir Orville Turnquest,
former Governor-General; Lady Edith
Turnquest; US Ambassador John Rood; Jamie
Rood; Paul Adderley, acting
Governor-General; Lady Igrid and Sir Clifford
Darling, former Governor-General.


* JILBERTHA Gaitor, manager of Caribbean Bottling Company, Freeport; Judy Monroe,
president of Caribbean Bottling Company, Bahamas; US Ambassador John Rood; Bertha
Cooper-Rousseau, attorney with the Cooper and Rousseau law firm


* US Ambassador John D Rood with his wife Jamie Rood; Israel 'Bonefish Folley' Rolle; Saskia
Hardt with her husband Dr Brent Hardt, Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy


N JEFF Rotering, former economic commercial officer at the US Embassy; Lafonda Sutton-
Burke, chief inspector of Customs and Border Protection; Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred
Mitchell; Paul Adderley, acting Governor-General; Jamie Rood; US Ambassador John Rood;
Missouri Sherman-Peter, permanent secretary of the Cabinet Office; Sir Geoffrey Johnstone


* US Ambassador John Rood with his wife Jamie Rood are joined here by Teri Davies and her
husband Keith Davies, CEO of BISX


* US Ambassador John Rood and his wife Jamie Rood; Linda Miller with her husband Russell
Miller, former general manager of the One and Only Ocean Club and present senior vice president
of residences at Atlantis


* US Ambassador John Rood; Verona Young and her husband Peter Young, Honorary Consul
for the United Kingdom; Haitian Ambassador Louis H Joseph


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MIAMI HERALD SPORTS


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Tonique


illiams- Darlin


female a thlee of the year


* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
FOR the second consecutive
year, this time drenched and
soaked in the rain, Tonique
Williams-Darling emerged as
the best female quarter-miler
in the world.
For her sterling performance,
Williams-Darling is the Tri-
bune's first back-to-back
Female Athlete of the Year, a
unanimous choice over a credi-
ble line-up of her team-mates
from the 10th IAAF World
Championships in Helsinki, Fin-
land in August.
The power-packed petite
graduate of St John's College
and the University of South
Carolina sped from behind to
clinch a gold medal perfor-
mance, leaving American
Sandie Richards trying to come
to grips with a lighter colour of
silver, with arch-rival Ana Gue-
vara having to settle for the
bronze.
And in a more dramatic feat
then when she held off Guevara
for the Olympic Games' gold
in 2004 in Athens, Williams-
Darling proved that she was
indeed "simply the best" for the
second straight time.
But in the season ending
IAAF World Athletics Final in
Monaco in September,
Williams-Darling wasn't as
geared up as she was at the
World Championships and had
to settle for second behind
Richards as they were placed
in that same order in the IAAF
standings.
Medals count more than per-
formances.
Trailing the two-time Golden
Girl, who was awarded with the
renaming of the reconstructed
Harrold Road Highway by the
Bahamas Government, in order
are:
2) Chandra Sturrup You
could call it the comeback per-


formance for the year as Stur-
rup rebounded from an injury
that sidelined her for the major-
ity of 2004.
She got it started when she
sped past arch-rival and training
partner Marion Jones in the
FBK Games in May, which set
her spectacular return to the
international scene.
However, she faded down.the
stretch after leading the wom-
en's 100 metre final for the first
60 metres in Helsinki, Finland,
only to watch as a medal slipped
out of her grasp for the third
consecutive championships.
But before the year came to a
close, Sturrup got some good
news from the IAAF when she
was informed that she will get a
bronze from the 2003 Champi-
onships in Paris, France after
American Kelli White was
stripped of her gold for taking
an illegal drug.
The year wouldn't go with-
out Sturrup suffering another
injury when, running on the sec-
ond leg in the preliminary
round of the women's 4 x 100
metres relay, she was hit by the
American lead-off runner, tum-
bled and never got up as the
Bahamas' chances of advancing
to the final went down the drain
in Helsinki.
Sturrup, however, would once
again rebound and turned in a
fourth place finish at the IAAF
World Athletics Final. She also
finished the year as the fourth-
ranked sprinter in the world.
Not bad for her comeback.
3) Lavem Eve In what could
be described as a performance
for the ages, 40-year-old Eve
showed that her career is far
from over as she withstood the
challenge of competing against
some of the more talented
younger competitors in the
women's javelin.
She hurled her way into the
final at the World Champi-
onships in Helsinki, but could


only muster a 10th-place finish
as Cuban Osleidys Menedez
powered to another world
record feat with Christina
Obergfoll leading a German sil-
ver-bronze feat with an area
record.
As the season unfolded for
Eve, she saved her best for the
IAAF World Athletics Final
where she produced a fourth-
place finish. But she dropped
to sixth in the final rankings.:
How about that for the ages?
4) Christine Amertil While
the focus was on. the big three,
Amertil stuck right in there, fin-
ishing third in her semi-final
heat of the women's 400m in
Helsinki, only to fall short of
getting into the final as she did
at the Olympics on time.
Yet it was still a gutsy per-
formance for Amertil, who did
not seemed fazed at all by the
success that Williams-Darling
achieved on the top of the lad-
der.
Amertil would go on to finish
fifth in the IAAF World Ath-
letics Final and ended up being
ranked No 7 in the standings.
She has to be pleased with
her efforts.
5) Jena Mackey For the fifth
consecutive year, Mackey mus-
cled past the rest of the field to
clinch the Bahamas Bodybuild-
ing and Fitness Federation
ladies' national title in July. She
also teamed up with Raymond
Tucker for the mixed pairs title.
The heavyweight went to the
Central American and
Caribbean Championships in
Aruba where she strutted her
stuff to a silver medal perfor-
mance and she and Tucker did
the same in the mixed pairs.
The only downfall for Mack-
ey was the fact that she did not
win the gold.
6) Shovonder Clarke As
Kennesaw State played their
final year in Division II, Clarke
was named to the All-Peach
Belt Conference first team after
leading the league in scoring
and grabbed the third most
rebounds per game.
The 5-foot-ll Exuma native,
playing in her senior season for
the Lady Owls, who have been
promoted to D1, has started the
new season by being named


* CHANDRA Sturrup at the Olympics in Greece


* TONIQUE Williams-Darling tests out her Olympic gold medal


M LAVERNE Eve in action
















Female athletes of the year


* ALANA Dillette going for gold


A CHRISTINE Amertil


Player of the Week for two con-
secutive weeks.
Clarke currently leads the A-
Sun in scoring (25.6 ppg),
rebounds (12.0 rpg) and steals
(3.8 spg). But because of KSU's
transition to Division I, a
process that takes four years,
Clarke's stats cannot be listed
among the nation's leaders.
If her numbers were ranked,
she would be leading the nation
in scoring, as well as be ranked
among the top 10 in rebounding
and the top 1.5 in steals.
Still, it's a feat that has never
been achieved by any other
Bahamian.
7) Nikkita Fountain Proba-
bly what is the most surprising
placing, Fountain continued her
success on the tennis court for
Florida International Universi-
ty.


The Southern Nazerene Uni-
versity transfer, who teamed up
with Grand Bahamian Larikah
Russell to win the 2004 NAIA
Women's Doubles Champi-
onship, helped the Golden Pan-
thers win the 2005 Sun Belt
Conference Championship and
also make it to the NCAA
Championships.
The 5-foot-6 sophomore is
still holding court at FIU.
8) Mary 'Cruise' Edgecoibe
- The Wildcats changed their
sponsorship from Graycliff to
Electro Telecom, but the results
were still the same.
The Wildcats clinched anoth-
er New Providence Softball
Association ladies' title and in
dedicating the Bahamas Soft-
ball Federation's National
Championships to deceased
right fielder Jackie 'Lil Stunt'


Moxey, it was Edgecombe again
who excelled as the MVP in
both finals.
Edgecombe just knows how
to get the job done.
9) Suzette McKenzie Con-
sidered the best female player in
the country, McKenzie proved
her worth when she led the
Esso on the Run Angels to
repeat championship feat over
the Johnson Lady Truckers in
the three-year-old New Provi-
dence Women's Basketball
Association.
When the Angels had to dig
down deep to come out with a
3-1 victory in the best-of-five
series over the Lady Truckers in
April, it was McKenzie that
shone the most, winning the
most valuable player for the sec-
ond straight year.
The Angels travelled to


0 NIKKITA Fountain


Grand Bahama for the
Bahamas Basketball Federa-
tion's National Championship
series and once again, it was
McKenzie that sparked the
Angels to another national
crown.
It must be good to duplicate


the feat.
10) Alana Dillet
of her achievemen
an unprecedeni
medals Dillette h
final top ten spot
bune's list.
The 17-year-old


(Photo: Tribune archives
All other photos: Felipe Major/Tribune staff
was one that should not h
tte By virtue overlooked, although it waS
ts at Carifta overshawdowed by the fact that
ted 10 gold her senior peers produced somni
ias earned the better stats on the nationaland
on The Tri- international scene: .
But Dillette's feat willg6
performance down as one to remember. ;<
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Drag racing action


I THE Rail Air Force One (bottom) edged out the Ford Mustang Harding Security (above), driven by Clint
Harding, by a time of 5.264 secs to 5.500 last Sunday at the track at the Queen Elizabeth Sports centre
(Photo: Felipg Major/Tribune staff)


Rattlers scrape past



Kings to progress



in championship


* By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
THE road to the championship in the
annual CI Gibson Rattlers basketball tour-
nament was not as smooth as the Rattlers
would have expected it to be.
Facing Kings College proved to be a
tedious task in the first half of play, but the
Rattlers would eventually hold onto a 72-
66 victory.
The pesky Kings team hung around in
the first half of play, all thanks to their
scattered defence. Crashing the boards on
both ends of the court also assisted the
team, who were down by 10 points with
more than two minutes to go in the second
quarter.
But the Rattlers were not about to roll
over and play dead. Regrouping the troops
was Denecko Boules, with one of his many
connections from behind the arch.
The three-pointer sparked a 7-3 run, but
the Rattlers were still making careless
turnovers.
"We played very flat today; the guys
were not mentally prepared to play the
game like they were supposed to," said
Rattlers head coach Kevin Johnson.
"If you are mentally prepared to play the
game you will not turn the basketball over.
You will always do the right things. If
you're not prepared to play you will always
make turnovers and your game will look
nasty and sloppy.
"It is very terrible that they are not
focused and concentrating on the game,
especially when they are out on the court.
Rebounding the basketball is a key and


we didn't do it."
The Rattlers opened up the third quar-'
ter with four turnovers, all off inbound-
passes.
Taking control of the Rattlers turnovers,
was Khyel Roberts and Christopher Mort
ley.
The Kings' duo played a give-and-goq
game on the Rattlers, making them pay:
for every turnover they made.
When the Rattlers were able to mov&
the ball over the half line, the open shot:
opportunities were missed.
Kings College were now on a 6-0 run,'
cutting into a 13-point lead held by the,
Rattlers.
Johnson quickly called a time-out to:
regroup his boys, after realising that the-
substitutions made were not effective.
The shooting slump was over when the;
team returned to the court, and although;
they were not playing up to their coach's'
standards, the team was still able to build:
on their lead.
Johnson said: "The team have players,:
they're a private school but they have a*
great mix of players.
"Even though the team might look
scrappy we are not going take them for:
granted, even though we are a much better-
team.
"We had too many turnovers and it.
seems as though their heart wasn't in it.
"It doesn't matter who we play, the bot->
tom line is if we play like how we played.
this morning we are in plenty problems:.:
This is because they aren't mentally tough-
and focused on playing the game."
Although Johnson is hoping to get his boys


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(:00) Monk "Mr. Monk "Mr. Monk and the Kid" A tod- Monk Monk goes under cover as Monk Monk might hive met hit t;
USA Monk Gets Cabin dler finds a finger in a park. (CC) Santa Claus after a police officer match when fellow detectiveMarty
Fever' gets poisoned. (CC) Eels shows up. (CC)
VH1 :00) I Love the I Love the '90s "1999" O Celebrity Fit Club The celebrities' The Flavor of Love Brigitte Nielsen
S '90s "1998" n first weigh-in. (N) Or and Flavor Flav. (N)
(00) Maximum 24 Jack joins a deadly mission as 24 CTU suffers a serious setback; WGN News at (:40) Instant Re-
WGN Exposure his undercover work begins to pay President Palmer uncovers decep- Nine O (CC) play n (CC)
Soff. (CC) lion on his staff. (CC)
Reba Reba takes Charmed "Malice in Wonderland"A Supernatural "Hook Man" Sam and WB11 News at Ten Weekend
W PIX a ob in Brock's young demon attempts to lure the Dean look for the bones of a venge- Edition With Peter Thorne and
office. Charmed Ones out of hiding, ful spirit. n (CC) Mary Murphy (CC)
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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
One CSI team member has been
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The Sopranos "Irregular Around the
Margins Rumors about Adriana sur-
face. A (CC)


Red Sox This Red Sox Heport
Week

Deadwood "A Lie Agreed Upon,
Part II"Alma and Bullock face an
abrupt decision about their future.


H(BP 5:15) % SON OF THE MASK (2005, Comedy) Jamie Ken- 45) ** JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION (2004,
H BO-P TROY (2004) nedy, Alan Cumming. A cartoonist's infant son has ex- Comedy Cedric the Entertainer.A man takes his fami-
Brad Pitt. O 'R' traordinary powers, 'PG' (CC) ly on a isastrous road trip. n 'PG-13' (CC)
* BILL & TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY (1991, Come- (:15) RAY (2004, Biography) Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington,
H BO-W dy) Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter. Premiere. Bill and Regina Kin. Ray Carles overcomes hardships to become a legend.
Ted's evil twins try to alter the future. 'PG' (CC) 'PG-13' (CC)
(:00) * BEING JULIA (2004, Comedy-Drama) i** THE GIRL IN THE CAFE (2005, Romance) Bill (:40) The Cata-
H BO-S Annette Bening. Premiere. A theatrical actress plots Nighy, Ken Stott A chance encounter leads to romance lyst (CC)
against a man who used her. n 'R' (CC) for a lonely bureaucrat. 'NR' (CC)
** HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (2004, Fantasy) Daniel * 50 FIRST DATES (2004, Ro-
MAX-E Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson. The young wizard confronts the fugitive Sirius Black. mance-Comedy) Adam Sandier,
n 'PG'(CC) Drew Barrymore. n 'PG-13' (CC)
(:00) * KINSEY (2004, Biography) Liam Neeson, ** TRUE LIES (1994, Adventure) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie
MOMAX Laura Linney. Premiere. Zoologist Afred Kinsey studies Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold. A man lives the double life of a spy and a family
human sexuality. r 'R' (CC) man. 'R' (CC)
S* AGENT CODY BANKS 2: DESTINATION LON- 5) SHO Me UPTOWN GIRLS 2003, Comedy) Brittany Mur-
SHOW DON (2004, Adventure) Frankie Muniz. A CIA agent st (iTV) "Last Iphy, Dakota Fanning. iTV. A carefree woman becomes
must recover mind-control software. 'PG' (CC) Holiday. (N) a nanny to an uptight girl. 'n 'PG-13' (CC)
(6:05) *** THE** PAYCHECK (2003, Science Fiction) Ben Affleck, Aaron Eckhart, * THE MANCHURIAN CAN-
TMC RECKONING Uma Thurman. Premiere. A technical wizard leas his memory has been DIDATE (2004, Suspense) Denzel
(2004) 'R' erased. 'PG-13' (CC) Washington. 'R'(CC)


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O WPBT show Greatest Finds" Navajo chiefs blan- derestimated by opponents. (Part 1 of 2) (CC) (DVS)
ket; demilune table.
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0 WFOR n (CC) Queens Black Mother "The Men Inappropri- Practice f (CC) tourist goes missing. n (CC)
List" f (CC) Slutty Pumpkin" ate response. _
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footage of the creature. (N) t (CC)
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er. (N) (CC) questions why. (CC)
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B esta Bowl Notre Dame vs. Ohio Atlanta. (Live) n (CC)
State.From Tempe, Adz.

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A&E Bounty Hunter Hunter Dog Hunter Dog ad-Hunter Shopping HunterPursuing Premiere) Puta VenisEny faces
(CC) chases "Cats." vises fugitive mall. (CC) a stripper. (CC) herfears. (N) (CC)
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BBCI Bertschinger. (Latenight). Legacy (Latenight), sential guide to (Latenight).
computers.
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BET down __________(CC) (CC)
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Street (CO)
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CNBC nc. (CC)
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COM .. Comedy)Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley. Four black Show (CC) cooks up contro- (CC)
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COURT SpecialEdition" Road Road & Justice
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(CC) reunite aiall-bear band. G' (CC) a teacher. )
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/ (CC) You Know?" 0 takes place in Pasadena, Calif.
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LIFE Linden Ashby, Kristin Minter. Two sultry friends plot to Sturges. Premiere. An insanely jealous woman wants to stop a wedding.
murder one's rich husband. (CC) (CC)
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LN Nassau VeteransMemoral Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. Stars at Kings
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TLQ Surgery (CC) recorded facial tumor is removed lose the weight that prevents him bom with sacral agenesis has only
f rom a five-year-old boy. (CC) from leaving his bed. half a body. (CC)
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TNT der Hitman" after testifying against a reputed basketball player becomes the cen- is killed after recommending stock in
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H BO-E OF THE MASK Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt. A man must handle the in Farrell, Val Kilmer. Macedonia's young king con-
B (2005) chaos surrounding his 12 children. n 'PG' (CC) quers much of the known world. 'R' (CC)
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HBO-W FARSIDE OF THE WORLD (2003) Russell Crowe. A Cumming, Ryan Falconer. A cartoonist's infant son has extraordinary
British captain chases a French ship in 1805. n powers. 'PG' (CC)
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H BO-S ma) Tom Hanks. A European living in an airport be- Hirsch, Jeff Daniels. A dysfunctional family deals with the suicide of a son.
friends a stewardess. t 'PG-13' (CC) I 'R' (CC)
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MAX-E 2004) Ben Donnell. Zoologist Alfred Kinsey studies human sexuality. f '' (CC) TOBER (1990, Adventure) Sean
tiler. (CC) Connery. n 'PG' (CC)
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MOMAX tion) Ethan Hawke. Gunmen attack a crumbling police Pullman, Jeff Goldblum. Survivors band together to repel an alien inva-
station to kill a gangster. A 'R' (CC) sion. n 'PG-13' (CC)
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