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NIA 'negatively Former parliamentarian George Mackey is laid to rest

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i By A FELICITY
INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter
REPRESENTATIVES of
virtually all sectors of the
tourism industry slammed con-
ditions at Nassau International
Airport during the National
Tourism Conference, stating
that it negatively affects tourism
and the economy, and hampers
all other efforts to improve the
number one industry.
Forty-two per cent of all visi-
tors passing through the airport
during a March, 2005, study had
a complaint about conditions
there, tourism's research and
statistics director Gary Young
revealed.
He said the high figure is
reflective of a wider, ongoing
picture at the airport, and one
for which tourism partners
should be very concerned.
SNIA has proven to be less
'than ideal for visitors upon
entry and very challenging upon
departure, according to Tourism
Director General Vernice
Walkine.
"We have a very, very keen
interest in NIA because many
of our visitors have a negative
impression of the country upon
their arrival and departure," she
told The Tribune.
"We are looking forward to
improvements in this facility so
that we can be honest in our
promotion of the accessibility
of our island destinations."
The study, conducted on
every visiting passenger com-
ing in and out of the airport that
month, showed that the num-
ber one pet peeve was waiting
on long lines at the airport.
Twelve per cent said things


were in poor repair and not
properly maintained, while
another 12 per cent said things
they wanted were not available.
"The Ministry of Tourism
promotes its destinations as
desirable because of a few key
factors, including accessibility,
affordability, and a multiplici-
ty of experiences," said Ms
Walkine.
"Accessibility is a function of
proximity as well as ease of
entry, and NIA is the main port
of entry for the country."
NIA recently hit a serious
obstacle, when the ASR8 radar
malfunctioned, causing a series
of delayed or cancelled flights
and extremely long waiting peri-
ods on lines.
A committee has now been
.appointed to study what hap-
pened and to correct the prob-
lem so that it does not happen
again, undersecretary in the
Ministry of Transport and Avi-
ation, Lorraine Armbrister,
said.
She added the main problems
for NIA are that the terminals
are too small, and that the facil-
ity is lacking good management
on all levels.
"We are having very positive
discussions for finalising the
management team at NIA,"
Mrs Armbrister said.
However, NIA was not the
only airport being slammed, as
conference delegates addressed
problems on many of the Fam-
ily Islands as well.
The ministry's Marsh Har-
bour, Abaco, representative,
Jeritzan Outten, said although
the destination received high
marks from visitors, complaints
SEE page 13


* OFFICIALS are seen escorting the body of the late George Mackey
along Bay Street to the Christ Church Cathedral on George Street
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/Tribune staff)


Convict back
behind bars
after being
released
by mistake
A BAHAMIAN convict has
been returned to Her Majesty's
Prison after it was discovered
that he was released by mistake.
A manhunt was launched
when it was found the prisoner
still had time left in his three-
year sentence.
Police intelligence located the
prisoner in Florida and, with
the help of US authorities, he
was arrested and brought back
to the Bahamas last week.
"He had not completed his
sentence so we had to bring him
back to finish serving his time,"
police told The Tribune.
Prison superintendent Dr
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(Photo: Franklyn G Ferguson)

Dolphins make themselves
at home on Paradise Island
* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
ATLANTIS' new dolphins have been confirmed to be healthy
and are making themselves at home on the former Club Med
property.
Marine mammal operations executives at the Paradise Island
resort yesterday said that all 16 dolphins have undergone exten-
sive physical and medical testing and have been found to be free
of any infectious diseases.
SEE page 13


inside

Roberts hits out
MINISTER of Works and
Utilities Bradley Roberts hit
out at former Bahamasair
chairman Lester Turnquest
for suggesting that the
appointment of Henry
Woods as general manager
was "sending the wrong mes-
sage", as Mr Woods was
named in the 1995 Commis-
sion of Inquiry.
SEE PAGE FIVE
Nassau seen as
'a dirty place'
NASSAU, the tourist hub
of the Bahamas, is perceived
by guests as a "dirty place",
according to Gary Young,
tourism director of research
and statistics, and Susan Pat-
tusch-Smith of the Nassau
Tourism Development
Board (NTDB).
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PAGE 2. FRIDAY. JANUARY 13. 2006


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George Mackey, Bahamian political


SBy CARA BRENNEN r
Tribune Staff Reporter
DESCRIBED as a giant of a
man and a friend to people on
S"' both sides of the political divide,
George William Mackey OBE
was laid to rest yesterday fol-
lowing a state funeral at Christ
Church Cathedral. Z,
Mr Mackey was a former
member of parliament, histori-
an and writer. He was also
chairman of the Antiquities,
Monuments and Museums Cor-
poration.
Mr Mackey was buried in the
cemetery at St Anne's Angli-
can Church, in his beloved Fox
Hill. He was eulogised by Prime
Minister Perry Christie as'a
"great .statesman."
Mr Christie said the country
is just beginning to learn of the -t
many contributions and sacrifices
Mr Mackey made during his life.
"It has taken his death for the
nation to see that George
Mackey looms even larger in
death, than he did in life," said
Mr Christie.
Remembering the old
L African proverb, "it takes a vil-
lage to raise a child", the prime
minister said Mr Mackey
retained the experiences of his
7. boyhood in Fox Hill and values
he learned during that time, and
was able to project them into
the wider community.
Mr Christie spoke in glowing
terms of Mr Mackey's contri-
butions to the Bahamas, not
only in politics, but also in
sports particularly baseball -
and in the Anglican Church.
"How do you measure the MA MEMBER of the RBDF band drums out the beat as the
worth of a man who served on procession makes its way to Christ Church Cathedral
the altar of a church for 62
years?" he asked.
He said Mr Mackey's pro-
.4,I.- found impact on the lives of
persons such as Deputy Prime
Minister Cynthia Pratt and Rev- A.
erend T G Morrison (whom Mr
Mackey considered an adopted
THE body of George Mackey leaving Parliament Square for a parade to the Anglican Cathedral son) and to join the PLP in a
SChrist Church time of turbulent change in the
Christ Church nation's history will also help
to define his legacy.
Mr Christie said that during
the 1960s, when the modern
Bahamas was being formed, Mr .
between the post-1967 era and
pre-Majority Rule.
""For 25 years he served the
people of the Bahamas and
when he was elected the MP for
Fox Hill he reinvented the
area," said Mr Christie.
He said that Mr Mackey's
work to transform the down-
S town area will also be greatly
remembered.
"*His life's work will be his
memorial. There are many
4- I George Mackeys in our society
today and their stories must be
told," he added.
"George Mackey belonged to
that class of Bahamian who
gave without publicity or fan-
fare. He did what he did with-
out seeking reward. He was an ..
honest, sincere and compas-
sionate man. He lived well and
TOMMY Turnquest, FNM Senate leader, is seen marching with other party members as the in everything he did, he sought E THE archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church of the
parade approaches the cathedral to do his best," said Mr Christie. Bahamas, Rev Patrick Pinder, is seen entering the cathedral


* THE late George Mackey's medal of honour is paraded in front of the casket during the parade
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E Minister Fred Mitchell MP reads the first reading during the church service for George Mackey


* PRIME Minister Perry Christie speaks at the service


* REV TG Morrison takes the hand of Betty, wife of the late George Mackey, as they prepare to enter the cathedral


Praise for a man who 'loved the Lord'


* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
ANGLICAN Bishop Drexel
Gomez told mourners that
George Mackey was a man who
truly loved the Lord and used
that love to impact the Bahamas.
In his sermon at Christ
Church Cathedral yesterday
morning during the state funer-
al for Mr Mackey, Bishop
Gomez praised the former par-
liamentarian for his "unswerv-
ing" devotion to the Anglican
Church, particularly in the
parish of St Anne's.
It was in St Anne's where
Mr Macke. started as an altar
boy that he eventually
attained the rank of Catechist,
the highest position in the
Church for a layman.
"George Mackey knew Him
in whom he believed," said the
Bishop. "God was a living real-
ity for him. George knew the
Lord and loved the Lord and
this love led him to love peo-
ple."
He added that Mr Mackey
was able to do all the things he
did and have such an impact in
the wider community because
he remained humble.
"George displayed humility,
he understood that everything
he did was because of the good-
ness and loving kindness of
God."
In addition to his church com-
mitments, Mr Mackey was able
to achieve a "higher form of
politics, devoid of dehuminasa-
tion and he was able to relate to
persons from all walks of life,"
the Bishop added.
Mr Mackey was 67 when he
lost a two-year battle with
prostate cancer on New Year's
Day.
During his extensive tenure
in active politics, Mr Mackey
held numerous positions in the
PLP ranging from chairman of
the party to deputy speaker in
the House of Assembly to min-
ister of Housing and National
Insurance.
He also held the post of MP
for the St Michael's constituen-
cy from 1972 to 1982 and for
the Fox Hill constituency from
1982 until 1997, before "pass-
ing the mantle" to Fox Hill's
current MP Fred Mitchell.
At the time of his death, Mr


Mackey was the chairman of
the Antiquities, Monuments,
and Museum Corporation, co-
chair of the Nassau Redevelop-
ment Association, and a sub-
stantial force behind the rede-
velopment plans for Bay Street
and downtown Nassau.
He also wrote a weekly col-
umn in The Tribune, which he
maintained until just before his
death.
The mass of thanksgiving for
the former historian and parlia-
mentarian lasted just under


three hours. In addition to fam-
ily and friends, the service was
also attended by Acting Gov-
ernor General Paul Adderley,
Prime Minister Perry Christie
and Mrs Christie, members of
the Cabinet, current and for-
mer members of parliament,
Lady Marguerite Pindling, for-
mer prime minister Hubert
Ingraham, Police Commission-
er Paul Farquharson, Defence
Force Commander Davey Rolle
and ministers of various denom-
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motorcade made its way to Fox
Hill, where Mr Mackey was laid
to rest in the cemetery at St
Anne's the church he had
served for more than sixty
years.
Mr Mackey is survived by his
wife Betty, the former Mary
Elizabeth Thompson; daughters
Phaedra Mackey-Knowles and
Dr Michelle Mackey-Pople; and
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Some improvements at the airport


AT LAST some pennies are starting to drop
at Nassau International Airport. Pennies are
small, but, like grains of sand, each penny can
make a difference. At least it would appear
that someone is trying to come to grips with the
national attitude of indifference and indolence.
For the first time, airport staff appeared
to be moving with a purpose. A semblance of
efficiency was in the air on our arrival yester-
day from the US.
It was immediately apparent on entering the
international arrivals terminal that something
was missing.
Gone were the bored looking, overweight
security staff, who used to line the side of
either wall as passengers stepped from their
aircraft into the terminal hallway. Day after
day these ladies lounged, side by side, obvi-
ously bored with their uneventful life. One
got the impression that their only interest was
"quitting time." A glance in their direction
indicated what contributed to their indolence
and obesity peanut shells, and scraps of
paper from their many snacks often littered, the
area under their seats.
They have now been replaced by a desk
behind which sits an efficient looking, uni-
formed officer, who at least seems to be aware
of his surroundings. It is amazing what a dif-
ference this small change has made to. first
impressions. -
Even Immigration staff looked better
groomed in their freshly starched uniforms.
They too seemed alive with a welcoming smile
on their faces.
Customs officers were also alert, and even
baggage handlers had less of a slouch and a
shuffle as they moved among passengers offer-
ing their services.
After going through Immigration and Cus-
toms, passengers walked past another securi-
ty desk located on the way out of the terminal.
This was manned by a woman security officer.
It is amazing the difference these two desks
with an officer at each, and the disappearance
of the slouching lovelies, have made to the
airport. The strategic positioning of these two
officers at least gives the appearance that at
last the Airport Authority is taking something
seriously.
But the biggest news of all the large bag-
gage carousel, which has been out of order
for longer than it has operated, and which was
being pirated for parts to keep the second
carousel operating, is now in service4 At last
small steps forward are being taken, but these
steps are helping to eliminate an atmosphere


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of gross inefficiency, which contributed to pas-
senger frustration.
In fact Nassau International has outgrown
its capacity to handle the traffic that is now
passing through its doors.
"We are looking forward to improvements
in this facility so that we can be honest in our
promotion of the accessibility of our island
destinations," Tourism Director General Ver-
nice Walkine told a National Tourism confer- >:
ence this week. (See story front page). <
Transport and Aviation Minister Glenys :
Hanna Martin has announced the appoint-
ment of three persons to investigate why the
radar failed at Nassau:International Airport
over the Chriatmas weekend. Appointed were
Baltron Bethel. former Director General of.
Tourism, who heads the inquir), Dr Jack Fern-
sides, consultant to the Ministry of Transport
and Aviation, and Arthur Symonette, air traf-
fic controller. A'fourth member was missing
from this count. An independent person
should have been appointed to represent the
public. Someone who would not have feared to
ask the hard, but relevant questions.
For example, we understand that the radar
actually broke down before Boxing Day. Mia-
mi radar we are told was in fact directing our
traffic on Christmas eve and Christmas day,
but when their own airport gofjtoobusy on ,
Boxing Day, Nassau was left on its own. If .
that is so,,why wasn't the part that was even-
tually flown in on Monday to repair the radar
and the technician who was rushed in as an
afterthought on Tuesday, brought in earlier?
Also we understand that the reason the
four X-ray machines to screen outgoing pas-
sengers are not located in the US
Customs/Immigration area as originally
planned is because when demolition crews
went to pull down a dividing wall to make it all
possible, they discovered that the wall was a
retaining wall that if removed would have
brought the heavens tumbling down on every-
body's head. And so, the haphazard lay-out
about ihich passengers still complain -
although an improvement on what was there
before is another band-aid effort to function
in an airport that should have been demol-
ished long ago.
Despite this and despite the complaints of
tourism officials, all we are still getting from
government is a lot of foot dragging and
promises that a contract will "soon" be signed
for a new airport. "Soon", as far as the indus-
try is concerned, is long overdue it should
have arrived early last year at the very latest.


Cable Beach





development





'is flawed'


EDITOR, The Tribune


THE last time a failed PLP
government acted to create jobs
in an economy paralysed by
their ineptitude, Cable Beach
paid the price. The Emerald
Beach Hotel, a small under-
stated resort gave way to the
gargantuan Crystal Palace
Resort and Casino featuring
plastic covered towers extend-
ing dangerously onto the beach
and dizzying swirl-patterned
interiors a real PLP folly.
Thankfully, under a new
FNM government, Marriott
Hotels toned-down the interi-
ors following their entry into
the market in the mid-1990s.
There was little they could do to
fix exterior pink and purple
plastic covered towers and it
was not financially feasible to
tear the beach tower down.
Hence, the damage to the beach
was more permanent.
As a result, the once beauti-
ful, beach that lined Cable
Beach from Goodman's Bay to
Governor's Cabana has been
seriously eroded. Summer
storms no doubt had some part
Sil the erosion but it was the
':.irresponsible .construction on
the beach that caused the most
serious damage.
The construction of groins
and other beach replenishment
initiatives in later years have
failed to restore the quality
beach that the Nassau Beach
and Emerald Beach Hotels
enjoyed prior to the construc-
tion of the Crystal Palace.
Coastal development has
been identified as a main con-
Sfribhtbr 6t6 Shoreline erosion.
Firheir,'b'ecause ofthe viiliier-
ability of coastal development
to natural disasters such as hur-
ricanes and sea surges such
developments are increasingly
proving to be insecure employ-
ers as the thousands of hotel
and casino workers along the
Gulf Coast of the United States
have learned.
Today, another PLP govern-
ment is again panicked by its
failure to stimulate the economy
and create jobs for Bahamians.
A new agreement has been
signed. The Prime Minister
promised that the new deal with
the BahaMar Group would
bring first class resort develop-
ment to Cable Beach, secure
jobs for Bahamians working in
the Cable Beach hotels and cre-
ate even more jobs in an
upscale hotel and residential
development set to transform
the area. Cable Beach, it was
promised, would soon be a sec-
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So far Bahamians have
learned that this agreement,
much like the last PLP Carnival
Cable Beach Agreement, will
be less than environmentally
friendly. The agreement pro-
vided for the sale to BahaMar
of previously protected and
publicly held water-bearing
lands for golf course and resi-
dential development.
Presumably, the Prime Min-
ister has been convinced that
the ability of Consolidated
Water, to produce water for
consumption via reverse osmo-
sis, has freed the government
from any responsibility to pro-
tect ground water reserves on
New Providence. If true, this is
a seriously shortsighted and
mistaken view for any govern-
ment to adopt and will have
long-term negative effects on
our environment a new PLP
folly.
* Traditional golf courses are
one of the most environmental-
ly unfriendly uses of undevel-
oped land not only because of


the large amount of water used
for irrigation but because of
ground water pollution resulting
from the use of fertilisers, pes-
ticides and other chemicals typ-
ically used on golf courses.
If the assault on the environ-
ment was not enough, residents
and visitors to Cable Beach
have now been assaulted by a
huge electronic bill-board in
front of the Crystal Palace
Hotel and Casino. After an ini-
tial flashing sign announcing the
arrival of yet another Ameri-
can franchise to the area, yes-
terday we were confronted by
the image of a hog in what must
be a northern green pasture fol-
lowed by two dancing skeletons.
It's not Halloween; we are in
the Christmas season. This is
not what I want to see when I
drive down West Bay Street. I
cannot imagine that it is what
visitors to our country expect
or want to be greeted with. I
tremble to think what else the
PLP government will try to feed
us as an "upscale development".
Elections cannot come soon
enough.
HERBERT B COOPER
Nassau
December 20 2005


A different view


on roundabouts


EDITOR', The Tribune
RECENTLY, an officer of
the Road Traffic Department
described to ZNS TV how a
roundabout should be used
by motor vehicles.
Well Bulla, it has been so
many years that I wanted to
write about this same subject.
But when I listened to the
mistakes Road Traffic made I
told my wife I had to say
something .
First of all, the roundabout
is constructed wrongly in this
way. No roundabout should
have a dual carriageway. That
is, there should not be a white
line dividing the roundabout
into two lanes. Only one car
should be on the roundabout
at any one time followed by
another car. Not two cars
moving side by side. This is a
dangerous procedure...it is
illegal!
I will not use the round-
about at the East Street
south/Harrold Road junction
because that is utter madness
and used wrongly. At this
stage of traffic congestion the
only answer here is a fly-over
to cater to the north/south
traffic.
Instead I will use the Cable
Beach roundabout to indicate
the right way to use it.
Firstly, one approaches the
roundabout at a reduced
speed not at 60mph. The
question arises....Which lane
must one be in to approach?
If one is travelling to Skyline
Heights or JFK, or Harrold
Road then one should be in
the left lane. Once in the left


lane one does'not proceed to
travel around the roundabout
to Cable Beach. One slows
down in the left line, the
roundabout is clear of other
vehicles and so one contin-
ues the journey through the
left exit (which should be the
first exit off the roundabout),
to Skyline Heights. If there is
traffic on the roundabout
then one must stop and allow
that traffic to exit and clear
the roundabout before pro-
ceeding.
If one is travelling to Cable
Beach or Goodman's Bay
then one should be in the
right lane. The same proce-
dure is repeated. There
should not be another car,
truck, taxi or jitney on the
side of you competing for the
space on the roundabout.
This is extremely dangerous.
One then proceeds to the 2nd
exit to Cable Beach.
I might add here, Bulla ,
that the roundabout should
be signed properly before one
reaches the roundabout so
that the motorists can know
which lane to approach. Gov-
ernments have failed to do a
simple thing as this but such
an important exercise for the
safety of the motorists.
There is so much infra-
structure needed to be put in
place in this country! And just
think of the two billion dollar
budget...where does it go to?
Eh, Bulla, Ah told ya!!
SYDNEY
SINCLAIR-SANDS
Nassau
January 8 2006





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dry dock

BAHAMAS Ferries, the
inter-island marine trans-
portation service provider, is
to change its destination
schedule to accommodate
the annual dry docking of the
M/V Sea Wind.
As a consequence, from
January 25th. some destina-
tions will be affected by a
revised service schedule.
Destinations included are
Governor's Harbour,
Eleuthera. Morgan's Bluff
and Fresh Creek' Andros'
and Sandy Point, Abaco.
From January 25 to April
12, services to Sandy Point,
Abaco will be suspended,
and the ramp modification
project will be undertaken at
the Government Dock in
Sandy Point.
A Bahamas Ferries
spokesman said: "The com-
pany would like to thank its
customer for the over-
whelming support given to
us over the years and we wish
to continue playing a pivotal
role in the movement of peo-
ple, vehicles and goods
between the Family Islands."

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* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
MINISTER of Works and Utili-
ties Bradley Roberts hit out at for-
mer Bahamasair chairman Lester
Turnquest for suggesting that the
appointment of Henry Woods as
general manager was "sending the
wrong message", as Mr Woods was
named in the 1995 Commission of
Inquiry.
Mr Roberts accused Mr Turn-
quest of pontificating on matters
he does not have all the facts on.
"He should establish all of the facts
so that the public is totally informed
and not given filtered information,"
the minister said.
It has been reported that the
inquiry's report recommended that
Mr Woods be investigated for
improper use of the airline's
resources.
However, Mr Roberts said that
Mr Woods was courted for two
years (1997-1999) by Tony Miller,
then executive chairman, and
Glen Pickard, then managing
director, inviting him to return to
Bahamasair under the FNM gov-
ernment.
"This persistent courtship took
the form of numerous breakfasts


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and lunches. Mr Woods resisted
until he was made aware that the
Civil Aviation Authority (CAA),
who regulated aviation in the
Bahamas at the time, had threat-
ened to revoke the maintenance
approval of Bahamasair due to poor
and unacceptable maintenance
practices.


"It was then and only then that
Mr Woods acceded to returning to
Bahamasair in a consultancy capac-
ity in the national interest and not
his own interest.
"In fact, Mr Woods at the time
had already established a very
lucrative aircraft maintenance and
aviation consultancy business which
had essentially become the domi-
nant service provider to virtually
all of the small airline operators in
the Bahamas for maintenance and
advice," Mr Roberts said.
The minister said Paul Major,
during his tenure as managing direc-
tor, had frequently commended Mr
Woods' contribution to the nation-
al flag carrier and the "integrity/reli-
ability he brought to maintenance
and operation of Bahamasair's
fleet."
The minister said it is preposter-
ous that Mr Turnquest would try
to mislead the public into believ-
ing that it was the PLP who re-
engaged Mr Woods whereas it was
the FNM who, it would seem, "in
desperation had contracted Mr
Woods' services to save the country
the embarrassment of the national
flag carrier being grounded for rea-
sons of unacceptable maintenance
practices."


Wanted man surrenders


to police in Freeport


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT A 42-year-old
Hawksbill man who is wanted in
connection with armed robbery has
surrendered to Grand Bahama
police.


Derek 'Dukes' Evans, also
known as 'Spy', turned himself into
the police at the Central Detective
Unit at around 8.30am on Wednes-
day.
Chief Superintendent Basil Rah-
ming said Evans is wanted for ques-
tioning regarding an armed robbery


that occurred in Freeport a few
weeks ago.
Police had issued an all points
bulletin for Evans on Tuesday after
they were unable locate him for
questioning.
He is presently in custody assist-
ing officers with their investigations.


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Reporter
FREEPORT The
Methodist Church in Freeport
will host the 194th annual ses-
sion of the Bahamas/Turks and
Caicos Island Conference on
January 13 to 23.
The Reverend Dr Emmette
Weir, the church's President
Emeritus, announced that more
than 70 ministerial and lay del-
egates from across the country
and the Turks and Caicos are
expected to attend the event.
He said Rev Dr Raymond
Neilly will preside over the ses-
sions, which will deal with issues
relevant to the mission of the
church as it seeks to meet the
moral and spiritual challenges
of the 21st century.
"Special emphasis will be
placed on the need for the
growth of the church, both
numerically and spiritually,"
said Dr Weir.
The public is invited to attend


a number of special services,
including a Vesper Service on
Saturday, January 14 at 6pm at
St David's Church in Seagrape,
Eight Mile Rock.
Trial Services will be held on
January 15 for persons prepar-
ing for the ministry at 7am,
10am and 7pm at St Paul's
Methodist Church in Freeport.
There will also be trial services
at St David's at 9am and at St
Andrew's at 11am.
Dr Weir said the conference
welcome and communion ser-
vice will take place on January
17. Services will be conducted
by Dr Weir, and Rev Frednor
Toussaint of Turks and Caicos
Islands Circuit.
A youth rally is also planned
for January 20 at 7pm at St
Andrew's Methodist Church in
Hawksbill. A prayer breakfast
will be held on January 21 for
session participants.
The official conference ser-
vice will take place on January
22 at 10am at St Paul's
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* By CARA BRENNEN
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CAT and dog owners are being warned that a
brand of pet food sold locally may be very harmful to
animals.
Diamond Pet Foods has reportedly recalled 19
varieties of dog and cat food because test showed high
levels of aflatoxin, a naturally occurring toxic chem-
ical.
Aflatoxin develops from a fungus found on corn
and other grains, and causes severe liver damage if
ingested.
According to an MSNBC report, the company is
recalling products manufactured at its Gaston, South
Carolina plant from September to November 2005.
Yesterday, local veterinarian Valentino Grant told
The Tribune that he would recommend any pet own-
ers using Diamond brand foods to stop doing so
immediately.
He said pet owners should watch their animals
closely and take them to see their personal vets if they
display any sign of lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea or any
other abnormal symptoms.
He noted that as aflatoxin is a chemical that affects
the liver of animals, jaundice or yellowing of the
eyes in pets may also be a symptom.
Although the Diamond Brand is inexpensive, Dr
Grant said it is thankfully not very popular with
Bahamian pet owners.
In the United States, pet owners are being urged to
send unused cans to their retailer for a full refund.
Meanwhile, the company has vowed to do all it
can to assist pet owners. "It's going to take some
time to take care of all the customers and we are
going to do it," the company's CEO Mark Brinkmann
said.
The company said it would reimburse pet owners
for vet bills and other costs that may have resulted
from using the products.
It has also set up a call center staffed by veteri-
narians.
Mr Brinkmann said the center is receiving an aver-
age of 2,000 calls a day.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is
expected to launch a full investigation and has alert-
ed more than 29 countries that imported the foods.
Veterinarians were reportedly alerted to the situ-
ation when puppies began showing signs of liver
problems which would normally have only been pre-
sent in older dogs.
Brands made by Diamond's include: Diamond
Low Fat Dog Food, Diamond High Energy Food,
Country Value Adult and Puppy Food, Country Val-
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TOURISM CONFERENCE


Nassau seen as 'a dirty place'


* By FELICITY INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter

NASSAU, the tourist hub of
the Bahamas, is perceived by
guests as a "dirty place", accord-
ing to Gary Young, tourism
director of research and statis-
tics, and Susan Pattusch-Smith
of the Nassau Tourism Devel-
opment Board (NTDB).
"A clean place with no litter"
ranked third in a study on what
would make a stopover visitor's
stay more enjoyable, with high
levels of quality service and
good weather topping the list.
Mrs Pattusch-Smith said each
Bahamian should try to main-
tain their own surroundings,
and refuse to contribute to the
garbage that makes the capital
city unsightly.
Tourism senior director
Angela Cleare was troubled by
the latest statistics Mr Young
revealed during a panel dis-
cussion at the National
Tourism Conference being


* A 'BEFORE' and 'after' view of the area around the Queen's Staircase, one of a number of clean-up efforts organised by the
Nassau Tourism Development Board last year


held at the Wyndham Resort.
"Litter used to rank about ten
or so," she said, "now it is rank-
ing third in the negative aspects
about our destination."


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The NTDB has been pro-
active about tackling the litter
problem. Garbage containers
on Bay Street are being moni-
tored and maintained better
than in the past, and benches
have been installed around
Bay Street.
Clean-up efforts around the
Queen's Staircase and re-
planting efforts at the forts
were also executed last year.
Beating litter on the list of
things stopover visitors disliked
most were the prices at almost
30 per cent, slow service at 22
per cent, and shops closing too


early, 17 per cent.
Closely following the litter
problem for tourists was the
fact that sales persons were
pushy, while 10.9 per cent said
they felt ripped off.
Mr Bethel said due to the
high energy costs, as well as
the high labour costs, the
prices for our guests are affect-
ed. While the prices cannot
change at this time, he said,
tourism partners should focus
on giving the visitor value for
their money.
Almost 70 per cent of cruise
visitors told researchers that


they thought Bahamians were
friendly. The top comments
from cruise visitors included a
friendly faces, and being able
to find what they wanted. Pre-
vailing negative comments
were about high prices, being
bothered by people, and hav-
ing to deal with rude people.
The specific initiatives of the
NTDB are the Downtown
Improvement Initiative, the
Bahamas Visitor Safety and
Security Board, and the Down-
town Nassau Harbour Renais-
sance Plan (master plan and
port relocation).


Entertainers say their craft


'most important to tourism'


* By FELICITY INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter

ENTERTAINERS called on
hoteliers and all tourism part-
ners to pay more attention to
them saying that they consid-
er their sector to be the "most
important aspect of tourism".
Speaking at the National
Tourism Conference, Freddie
Munnings and Fred Ferguson,
accomplished musicians from
Nassau and Acklins respectively,
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craft, and help restore the
nightlife buzz of the past.
"There used to be enter-
tainment everywhere in Nas-
sau remember the Cat n'
Fiddle and the Banana Boat?"
Mr Ferguson mused.
"In the days of Balmoral,
there used to be three to four
bands at each hotel," he said.
"We can't allow our hotels to
hire one musician with one
instrument standing by a pool-
side and offer it as entertain-
ment to our guests.
"We have allowed DJs to
take over and musicians to
become lousy," he claimed.
"For too long they have
been allowed to come to work
late or drunk, and we were not
practicing our craft. We need
to make entertainment the
foundation of the tourism
product," Mr Ferguson said.
Mr Munnings added: "We
used to have a thriving night-
club industry. Remembering
the views expressed by pro-
fessor Rex Nettleford, we
need to have tourists coming
to share in our culture, rather
than creating activities for


them. We shouldn't be putting
on 'minstrel acts' as the pro-
fessor called it, putting on an
act for the tourists."
Mr Ferguson said rake n'
scrape and Junkanoo is "what
Bahamians do", and it is what
should be focused on.
"All over the Caribbean
there is sun, sand, and sea,"
said Mr Munnings. "So the
only thing that makes us dif-
ferent is our culture."
"Even if the place is dirty,
nasty or expensive, visitors will
come if we create something
to wow them in entertainment.
I go to New York and spend
$65 to see a Broadway show,
although it is one of the dirti-
est cities on the world. I feel
nothing about it because I am
getting value for my dollar."
The Ministry of Tourism
has been focusing on creating
signature events for each Fam-
ily Island, in an effort to devel-
op the entertainment scene.
These include: the Long Island
Corn Festival, the Inagua
Donkey Derby, Eleuthera's
Pineapple Fest, the Andros
Crab Fest, and the Cat Island
Rake n' Scrape Festival.


o In brief


Satisfaction

scores high

for Family

Islands

A NUMBER of Family
Islands scored well in a Min-
istry of Tourism visitor satisfac-
tion survey.
Harbour Island topped the sue-
vey, with 82 per cent of visitor's
saying they would be likely od
return or recommend it to others:.
However, Nassau was only
rated by 56 per cent of visitors
and only 46.4 per cent of visitors'
said they would return to or rec-
ommend Freeport.
The Abaco Cays were just ra
few points behind Harbour Island'
in the survey, and Eleuthera andO
Treasure Cay were the next oil
the list with 79.6 per cent and 76.9
per cent respectively. ':'-
I Andros was commended 'by
76.4 per cent of visitors; Bimini.
by 76.3 per cent; Marsh HafP
bour by 75 per cent; Paradise'
Island by 69.2 per cent; Cablg
Beach by 65.3 per cent; and,
Lucaya by 56.1 per cent. '"
Stopover visitors were alS'd
asked what they liked most abouf
the Bahamas. The ocean was tli'
answer given by 78.1 per cent.
The beach was recommended
by 77.4 per cent; friendly people
by 72.4 per cent; relaxing atmos-
phere by 70.4 per cent; variety
of shops by 6737 per cent.
Just over 38.3 per cent of vise'
itors said they felt safe while id
the Bahamas. ''"'
When asked to list in order of
importance what would make'
the Bahamas better, visitors
answered: better weather, better
service, no litter, better hotels;,
better choice of food, less expen-
sive, better airport facilities, more
nightlife activities, better infra
structure, and better attitudes.




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part in illegal abortions.
"Prosecute the persons who
do illegal abortions and shut
them down. If a person wants
an illegal abortion, it is public
knowledge where they are
done," said Archbishop Burke,
"so prosecute those people and
that will decrease the maternal
mortality rate."
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day Observer, Burke said that
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claim that this can bring down
the maternal mortality rate,
which is high in the island.
Abortions are illegal in
Jamaica but a great number of
"quacks" carry on operating in
unhygienic conditions, accord-
ing to news reports.


* ARCHBISHOP Lawrence Burke outside St Francis Xavier
Cathedral


The Roman Catholic Church
opposes the use of contracep-
tives and forbids abortion.
"The law practically allows


abortion on demand, whether
it threatens the mental health
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% Bahamas Registered Stock
% Bahamas Registered Stock
% Bahamas Registered Stock


BS
BS
BS
BS
BS


BANK DRAFTS SHOULD BE MADE PAYABLE TO THE CENTRAL BANK OF THE BAHAMAS.

STFPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

Isuue of Stock The Stock will be issued by the Registrar (The Central Bankof The Bahamas).
Applications will be received by The Banking Department beginning at 9:30 am on 4th
January, 2006 and will close at 3:00 pm on 16th January, 2006. Allocations will
commence at 9:30 a.m. on 17th January, 2006 and will cease at 3:00p.m. on 18"* January,
2006. All envelopes enclosing applications should be labelled "Application For Bahamas
Government Registered Stocks".


Units


The Stock will be in units ofBS1OO.00.


Apications Applications must be for BS100.00 or a multiple of that sum.

Anplication Forms Applications for the Stock should be made to the Registrar on the form attached to the
Prospectus and may be obtained from the Registrar offices in Nassau and Freeport, The
Treasury Department (Marlborough Street & Navy Lion Road, Nassau) or any of the
following banks:

1. Bank of The Bahamas International
2. First Caribbean International Bank (Bahamas) Limited
3. Finance Corporation of Bahamas Limited
4. Commonwealth Bank Limited
5. Royal Bank Of Canada
6. Scotiabank (Bahamas) Limited
7. Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) Limited (formally British American Bank(1993)
Limited)
8. Citibank, N.A.
PUBLIC DEBT

Provisional estimates from the unaudited accounts as at September 30, 2005 show the Public Debt of The
Bahamas to be B$2,753,126,000.*
GOVERNMENT REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE

The following information is extracted from the unaudited accounts of the Government of The
Commonwealth of The Bahamas.


FY2003/2004*
BS


Revenue


Recurrent Expenditure (excluding
Repayment of Public Debt)

Capital Development
Expenditure (excluding loans
contributions and advances
to public corporations)


943,760,000


993,987,000



80,890,000


FY2004/2005**
BS

1,051,624,000

1,067,259,000



117.296,000


FY2005/2006**
BS
Approved Budget

1,132,774,000


1,145,691,000



132,901,000


** Provisional estimates from the unaudited accounts.
The Public Debt amount is inclusive of The Public Corporations contingent liability which as at
September 30, 2005 totalled BS505,982,000.
PROSPECTUS
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
BAHAMAS REGISTERED STOCK 2021, 2024, 2025 and 2026


ISSUE OF BS75.000.000.00


Issued under The Bahamas Registered Stock Act, and authorized by Resolutions of the House of
Assembly, 20th June, 2005.

Applications will be received by The Banking Department beginning at 9:30 am on 4th January, 2006 and
will close at 3:00pm onl6th January, 2006. Allocations will commence at 9:30 a.m. on 17th January, 2006 and
will cease at 3:00p.m. on 18th January, 2006.

If the total subscriptions exceed the sum ofB$75,000,000.00 (Nominal) partial allotment will be made to
subscribers, and a proportionate refund will be made as soon as possible after allotment No interest will be
paid on amounts so refunded.

The date of this Prospectus is 28th December, 2005

The Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas invites applications for Bahamas Registered
Stock totalling B$75,000,000.00. The Stock will be available in a range of maturity dates; the earliest being
repayable in 2021 and the latest in 2026. The total amount of Stock offered, the rate of interest and the issue
price are given below :-


Rate Of Interest

5/32% Above Prime Rate
1/4% Above Prime Rate
9/32% Above Prime Rate
5/16% Above Prime Rate


Amount
BS


Bahamas Registered Stock 2021
Bahamas Registered Stock 2024
Bahamas Registered Stock 2025
Bahamas Registered Stock 2026


10,000,000.00
20,000,000.00
20,000,000.00
25.000.000.00
75.000.000.00


Issae
Price
BS

100.00
100.00
100.00
100.00


The Stock shall be repaid on 18th January, in the year appearing in the name of the Stock.


INTEREST
The Stock wi1l bear interest from 18th January, 2006, at the rate shown against the name of the Stock as
the percent per annum over the Prime Rate (i.e. the prime commercial interest rate from time to time fixed by
the hearing banks carrying on business in the Island of New Providence in The Bahamas. If there shall be any
difference between them, then that which is fixed by Royal Bank of Canada). Interest shall be payable half-
yearly commencing on 18th July, 2006 and thereafter on 18th January and 18th July in every year until the
Stock is repaid.


CHARGE UPON CONSOLIDATED FUND

. The principal monies and interest represented by the Stock are charged upon and payable out of the
Consolidated Fund and assets of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

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Employment opportunity available for
energetic, self starting and highly
motivated individuals.
as
Sales Associates
&
Bakery Personnel

Experience is required. Competitive
compensation package commensurate
with experience.

Interested parties please call The Human
Resources Dept at 325-1050 for details


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People of the


year honoured


St Matthew's



children tell



a Christmas



narrative


Members of the St. Matthew's Church School presented A gift
for All! at the weekend
The evening opened with with puppets that welcomed and
interacted with the audience.
The evening was filled with entertainment as the Children of
the School told the Christmas story in a drama.
There was a special guest appearance by Ginger Hunter and
her dance group, who both performed and sang.
The rector of St Matthew's thanked the students, who in his
words performed "exceptionally well" and thanked parents for
their support to the kids.
Sunday School Principal Princess Butler gave a vote of thanks,
thanking particularly all her staff for their support over the
school year.


* FORMER winner -
Archbishop Drexel Gomez


THE Jones Communications
2005 Person of the Year will be
honoured at a gala banquet on
January 20 in the ballroom of
the Wyndham Crystal Palace.
Each year, the company
assembles a panel of judges to
choose a person who made sig-
nificant contributions to pro-
mote the advancement of the
Bahamas and worked to enrich
the quality of life for Bahamians.
The last two winners of the
award were Anglican Arch-
bishop Drexel Gomez and
Olympic gold medalist Tonique
Williams.
Jones Communications has
broadened the project to issue
awards to Bahamans in six other
categories: religion, community
science, business, the emerging
globalist, music and sports.
Wendall Jones, CEO of the
company, said: "years ago we ini-
tiated the awards out of convic-
tion that we should single out and
recognize the individuals who
share our basic principle; the
advancement of human knowl-
edge and welfare and those who
use their talents or crafts through
the pursuit of excellence."
"The global, regional and
national landscapes have
changed to a more consultative
approach to public policy, caus-
ing the wider society to be con-
sulted on a range of subject
matters so that its viewpoint
could be factored into the deci-
sion making process. From this
perspective, Civil Society has
emerged as an important ele-
ment in governance. It has legit-
imated itself as a force in estab-
lishing national consensus on
many issues facing our country.
Mr Jones noted that there are
many unsung heroes in Bahami-
an society and these individu-
als perform acts of kindness,
save souls, invent new concepts,
perform acts of bravery and go
throughout life unrecognised.
The following persons were
nominated for the awards.
Community Service
Dr Desiree Cox, Dr Peter
Bizzell, Marcheta Eneas; Meu-
lessa Lundy-Major, Rodger
Thompson, John Curits, There-


25 GREAT RIDES!! I


CAREER OPPORTUNITY

BRANCH MANAGER EXUMA
As a leader in the Insurance, Financial Services & Investments
industry for over 85 years, British American Insurance Company of
the Bahamas Limited seeks a progressive, self-starter to fill this
challenging position at our newest branch in George Town, Exuma.

Manager will be responsible for:
Successful launch of the Branch during January 2006
Business Development for the Island of Exuma & Cays
Marketing & Sales of the full range of the company's
products & services including life & health Insurance,
Mortgages, Annuities, Pensions & Investment products
Managing operations of the branch (including claims
processing & sales support) engendering a "can do"
approach, working to "best practice" and "continuous
improvement" philosophy
Providing customer service to a diverse existing & new clientele

Key Competencies Required:
Effective oral & written communication with a diverse clientele
Networking & public speaking skills
Result orientation & goal achievement
Planning, Organizational & Conceptual thinking ability
Flexibility & resiliency
Quality-oriented & customer-focused
Ability to work honestly and reliably with minimum supervision

Minimum Qualifications include:
Bachelor of Arts degree or equivalent
Series VII, Canadian Securities Course or FLMI a plus
Five years experience (three years management) in the
financial services industry

The successful candidate will receive a competitive base & productivity-
linked salary and attractive benefits package commensurate with qualifi-
cations & experience. Please forward your resume, documentary proof of
your qualifications and three character references to:

Human Resources Manager
British American Insurance Company of the Bahamas Limited


Independence Drive
P.O. Box N-4815
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: 242-361-2525


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* FORMER winner -
Tonique Williams-Darling
sa Johnson, Samuel Rolle, Edu-
cation Minister and Attorney
General Alfred Sears, Juanita
Higgs, Dr Perry Gomez, Dr
Stanley Reed, Dr Herbert
Orlander, Dr Perciville McNeil,
Rosa Mae Bain.
Religion
Kenris Carey, Senator CB
Moss, Bishop Neil Ellis, Arch-'
bishop Patrick Pinder.
Music
Jay Mitchell, Ralph Johnson,
Business
Paul McWeeney, George,
Myers, Franklyn Wilson, Julianr
Francis
Sports
Ryan Sweeting, Toniquo
Wiiliams Darling, John Todd.
Emerging Globalist
Bruce Raine, Gilbert Morris
Paul Moss.


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FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2006, PAGE 9


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RAINBOW BAY
SUBDIVISION
(ELEUTHERA)
Lot #44, Block 5, Section A. The
S' lot is on a hill overlooking the
Atlantic Ocean. Area is
.' approximately 10,800 sq. ft. This
.- site encompasses a two storey
-. apartment block of two
S "-.. *";; apartments. One upstairs and
one downstairs. Each comprising
I one bedroom one bathroom,
front room, dining, kitchen. There
is a wooden porch approximately
8 6 feet wide on the upper level secured with a wooden handrail. The garage
area has been converted into a efficiency apartment and now houses one
bedroom/frontroom in one and one bathroom. Age: is 7 years old. The apartments
could be rented at $700 per month partly furnished. The efficiency rented at
$400 per month.

Appraisal: $308,402.00
DUNDAS TOWN
(ABACO)

.. 3 two bed, 1 bath triplex 9,000
,_.. ,-: ...- sq. ft., lot no. 18b with an area
for a small shop. Age 12 years
the land is a portion of one of
the Dundas Town Crown
S. Allotment parcels stretching from
Forest Drive to Front Street,
: being just under a quarter acre
Sin size and on the lowside. A
'i .;... v, concrete block structure, with
-: :.- asphalt shingle roof and L-shape
L -. '.,. in design with a total length of
70x26 ft, plus 50 x 22 ft., 2,920
sq. ft., the interior walls are concrete blocks, ceiling is sheet rock and the floors
of vinyl tiles.

Appraisal: $220,500.00


VALENTINES EXTENSION
(NASSAU)

,' 4F" Lot #2 contains a 19 year old 1
1/2 storey four plex with a floor
area of 3,621 sq. ft. The two
.'storey section consist of a
master bedroom, bathroom and
sitting area upstairs and two
bedrooms, one bath, living,
dining, family room and kitchen
S.-.." downstairs. The single storey
: consist of one two bedroom, one
bath apartment and two
efficiency apartments, land size
7,500 sq. ft. Multi-Family zoning
on flat land and not subject to
flooding.

Appraisal: $347,006.00

The subject property is located on the western side of Valentine's Extension
Road, just over one hundred feet north of the roadway known as Johnson
Terrace. Travel east on Bernard Road, turn left onto Adderley Street which is
opposite SAC, continue left at the deep bend, take first right into Johnson
Terrace, go to T-junction and turn left, then first right. Property is second
building on right, white trimmed brown.

LOT 194 BOYD
SUBDIVISION
*. (NASSAU).

..... All that lot of land having an area
'-of 6,400 sq. ft. being lot no 194
Sof the subdivision known as
i Boyd Subdivision, situated in the
S-. .-',.. central district of New
Sii ', Providence this property is
S i,.: comprised of a 35 year old single
family, single story residence
.. .'.. encompassing approximately
-._. ____1,278 sq. ft. of enclosed living
area and inclusive of separate
living and dining rooms, and an average size kitchen, three bedrooms, two
bathrooms and an entry porch, of approximately 88 sq. ft. ventilation is by 2
wall unit air conditioners. The property is at grade and level with good drainage,
landscaping is minimal, consisting of lawns and shrubs in the front, the subject
is enclosed with stone walls mounted with wrought iron and chain link fencing
and a wrought iron gate in front there is a 208 sq. ft. cement driveway leading
to a single covered carport of 250 sq. ft. the subject site also has a concrete
block storage shed measuring o' approximately 143 sq. ft.

Appraisal: $126,000.00

Traveling west on Boyd Road, turn left onto Foster Street, continue on Foster
Street to the 4th corner right, (Roland Ave.) the subject property is the 5th
property on the left side painted orange with red/white trim.


MARSHALL ROAD

Lot #54, land size 42,130 sq.
ft. with a masonry building
with eight inch concrete block
walls. The front 2 units are
95% complete.


Appraisal: $206,766.00

Heading west on Blue Hill
Road, go pass the intersection
of Cowpen and Blue Hill Road, turn right onto Marshall Road (Adventure
Learning Center Road), follow road to the final curve before the beach.
The subject property is about 100 feet on the right side, grey trimmed
white with unfinished building attached.


KENNEDY
SUBDIVISION
(NASSAU)

Lot no. 21 all utilities available
10 year old single story
I house, 3 bedroom 2
Jii' A bathroom, living room, dining
area, family room, kitchen,
'.. '. --.... -- study, laundry and an entry
porch.



Appraisal: $175,350.00

Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance to Kennedy
Subdivision on the left, then take the 1st corner on the left then 1st right,
house is second on your right with garage.


MURPHY TOWN
(ABACO)

SLot #60 with a structure, lot size
60 x 115 ft., 6,900 sq. ft., 10 ft.,
S, above sea level but below road
'M -.1 level and would flood in a severe
S hurricane the duplex has
dimensions of 60 ft by 30 ft
partly of wood and partly of
cement blocks with one section
virtually finished and occupied
with blocks up to window level
,_nd___ ; or ready to be poured.
; ne rooi is asphalt shingles, the
interior walls and ceiling are of 1x6 pine and the flo-,r of ceramic tiles. The
finished work is average/below, 2 bedrooms, one bath, living/dining. The
occupied portion of the structure is not complete. Age: 10 years old.

Appraisal: $80,498,00




Lot No. 68 Woodlawn Way
Winton Heights
(Nassau)

All that piece parcel or lot of land
having an area of 14,897 sq. ft.
S ,', being lot 6, block 13, in the
.~S .. Subdivision known as Winton
Heights, this property is
comprised of a 26 year old 11/2
Storey single family resident
S S~ consisting of approximately
S., 2,567 sq. ft. of enclosed living
S~- _",~ space with 3 bed rooms, 2 baths,
upstairs and downstairs
consisting of a foyer, guest bedroom and bath, laundry room, kitchen, powder
room, sunken living area, tv room and dining area. Climate control is provided
by wall air conditioning units throughout the house quality of construction and
maintenance is fair as a good amount of remedial work is needed on the roof
and plumbing system. The effective age of the building is seven years the
property is rectangular in shape on flat terrain, and on a level grade slightly
elevated above the road to disallow flooding during annual heavy rainy periods.
The grounds improvements include a concrete wall with two double gates at
the front with chain-link fencing otherwise, open patios at the front and back,
and a 20,000 gal rainwater cistern under the front patio overall, the grounds
are attractive and well kept.

Appraisal: $407,030.00

Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive go pass Winton Super Value, then
second left to T Junction, turn right at T junction and the subject property is
the third house right painted yellow trimmed white.


JOHNSON'S HARBOUR VIEW ESTATES SUBDIVISION (ELEUTHERA), All that vacant lot of land having an area of approximately 4,500 sq ft being lots
12E and 13W and is situated in JOhnson Harbour View Estates Subdivision situated on the island of Eleuthera, Bahamas. Measuring and bounded as follows, northwardly
by 20' wide road reservation and running there on for a distance of 50 ft eastwardly by lot 13E and running thereon for a distance of 90 ft southwardly by lot 30, and running
thereon for a distance of 25 ft and continuing on lot 31 and running thereon a distance of 25 ft westwardly by lot 12W of the said subdivision and running thereon for a distance
of 90 ft. This property is well lanscaped and fenced in. This area is quiet and peaceful with all utilities and services available.
Appraisal: $47,250.00
The said pieces parcels or lot of land is situated in Johnson's Harbour View Estates Subdivision, Harbour Island, Eleuthera.

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BALLY Total Fitness and the
Bahamas Red Cross have con-
tinued a partnership providing
Christmas gifts and food items
for less fortunate families.
Throughout December, Bally
was a donation site for gifts such


as toys, books and school sup-
plies.
Many of the fitness club's
members gave generously to
assist the charity during the dri-
ve, filling boxes of food, cloth-
ing and presents.


* BALLY Total Fitness customer service representative Tavalla
Sherman presents gifts and food items donated by Bally mem-
bers to Marina Glinton, director general of the Bahamas Red
Cross


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JANUARY 10M, 1967- JANUARY 101" 2006
"On the 10' day of
January, 1967 the Bahamian
people took a major step forward
towards full self-determination.
The Leaders of the Movement were
ordinary men and women who stood for
equality and justice for all.

On the 39'" Anniversary of the attainment of Majority Rule,
the Progressive Liberal Party pays tribute to the heroes and
heroines of the struggle."

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BRADLEY Miller
BAHAMIAN realtor
Bradley Miller has been
awarded the Certified Resi-
dential Specialist (CRS) des-
ignation by the Council of
.Residential Specialists, the
largest non-profit affiliate of
the National Association of
Realtors.
Realtors who receive this
designation have completed
advanced courses and have
demonstrated professional
expertise in the field of resi-
dential real estate.
Mr Miller said: "CRS
designees subscribe to the
strict realtor code of ethics,
have access to the latest tech-
nology and are specialists in
helping clients maximise
profits and minimise costs
when buying or selling a
home."
Mr Miller is a sales associ-
ate with Executive Realty in
Nassau. He is a member of
the Bahamas Real Estate
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SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Lecturer- Computer Information Systems (New Providence Campus)
Candidate must be able to teach aspects of Computer Information Systems up to the bachelor's degree level.
Proficiency in at least two of the following areas is required: Visual Basic Programming (basic and advanced);
Object oriented C++ and JAVA programming; Local Area Network Design and Implementation; Website
Design and Management; Database Management Systems Design and Development; Desktop Publishing;
Microcomputer Applications; and Client/Server Application Development. Professional certifications in
relevant areas are desirable.
Lecturer Accounting (New Providence and Northern Bahamas Campuses)
Candidate must be able to teach Financial and Intermediate Accounting, Business Mathematics, Advanced
Accounting, Accounting Theory, Management, Cost, Fund and Tax Accounting up to the bachelor's degree
level. Knowledge of computerised accounting would be an asset.
Lecturer Management (Northern Bahamas Campus)
Candidate must be able to teach a full range of Management courses from the ilitroductory to the senior year
in a bachelor's degree programme. A minor concentration in Marketing would be an advantage; knowledge
of the Bahamian economy is desirable.
Lecturer Statistics (New Providence Campus)
SCandidate must be able to teach Business and Intermediate Statistics, Techniques of Research and Quantitative
Methods. Ability to teach some upper level Economics, up to the senior year in a bachelor's degree
programme, is desirable. Knowledge of computer applications is essential.

SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION AND CREATIVE ARTS
S Lecturer in Journalism and Communication (New Providence Campus)
Candidate must be able to teach courses in all or most of the following areas: reporting, photojournalism,
video production, business writing and oral communication and should have experience with curriculum
and programme development. The ideal candidate must have at least a master's degree in the subject or a
related area, a minimum of five years' teaching experience at the tertiary level and some professional
experience.
Lecturers in Foreign Languages (Spanish and/or French) (New Providence Campus)
Candidate must be ableto teach Spanish and/or French at the beginners, intermediate and advanced levels.
The ideal candidate will have at least a master's degree in the subject or a related area, native speaker
competence in the foreign language and will be able to teach language, literature and culture courses up to
the bachelor degree level. A teaching certificate or equivalent and experience in teacher training are desirable.
Lecturer in Foreign Languags (Haitian Creole) (New Providence Campus)
Candidate must be able to teach Haitian Creole at the beginners and intermediate levels. The ideal candidate
will have at least a master's degree in the subject or a related area, native speaker competence in Haitian
Creole and will be able to develop courses in Haitian culture. A teaching certificate or equivalent and the
ability to teach French language and literature courses are desirable.
Lecturer in Art (New Providence Campus)
Candidate must be able to teach 2-Dimensional Design, Commercial Art (illustration and graphic design)
and Printmaking. Experience in 3-Dimensional Design, mixed media, painting and drawing would be an
asset. The ideal candidate will have at least a master's degree in the subject or related area. A teaching
certificate or equivalent is desirable.
Part-time Lecturer in Foreign Languages (Spanish) (Northern Bahamas Campus)
Candidate must be able to teach Spanish at the introductory level. The ideal candidate will have at least a
Master's degree in the subject or a related area and native speaker competence in Spanish. A teaching
certificate or equivalent is desirable.

SCHOOL OF ENGLISH STUDIES
Lecturers College Composition/Literature (New Providence Campus)
Candidates must have at least a master's degree and must be able to teach College Composition and Literature
up to the bachelor's degree level. The ideal candidates will have a background in Composition and Rhetoric
as well as in Americaan, British and African Literature. A background in creative writing or experience in
r a writing lab setting should be an asset. Teacher training is preferred.

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
Lecturer History (New Providence Campus)
Candidate must have a master's degree or a PhD in History and should be able to teach and develop courses
up to the senior year in a bachelor's degree programme. The ideal candidate will be able to teach Bahamian,
:-. West Indian, European and/or American History. Experience in teacher training would be an asset.
Lecturer Public Administration (New Providence Campus)
Candidate must have a master's degree or PhD in Public Administration. The ideal candidate will.be able
Sto develop Public Administration courses and be able to teach up to the senior year in a bachelor's degree
; programme. Knowledge of the Bahamian Civil Service or a.comparable context is desirable.
Lecturers in Law (New Providence Campus)
Candidates should have at a least a first degree in Law, with no less than an Upper Second Class Honours
or equivalent. Possession of a postgraduate degree and some experience as a legal practitioner are desirable.
The curriculum includes all branches of Common Law and courses pay special attention to the place of Law
in Commonwealth Caribbean jurisdictions. The ideal candidates should be competent in at least three of
the basic or core Common Law subjects including, but not limited to, Law and Legal Systems of the
Commonwealth Caribbean; Criminal Law; Legal Writing and Research; Law of Torts; Commonwealth
Caribbean Constitutional Law; and Law of Contract. Experience in teaching in a semester system would
be an asset. The successful candidates will be expected to pursue individual and departmental research
interests and to publish in reputable law journals.

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
Lecturer Family and Consumer Life/Home Economics (New Providence Campus)
Candidate must be able to teach Family and Consumer Life/Home Economics and Education Foundation
courses to prospective primary and secondary teachers. The successful candidate must have a Teacher's
Certificate, at least five years' teaching experience and the ability to supervise teaching practice and research
studies.
Lecturer Religious Education (New Providence Campus)
Candidate must be able to teach Religious Education content and methods to prospective primary and
secondary teachers, as well as the general student population in other academic areas up to the senior year
in a bachelor's degree programme. The successful candidate must have a Teacher's Certificate.
Lecturer Science Education (New Providence Campus)
Candidate must be able to teach Science Education courses to prospective primary and secondary teachers.
The successful candidate must have a Teacher's Certificate, at least five years' teaching experience and the
ability to supervise teaching practice and research studies.
Part-Time Lecturer Social Studies Education (New Providence Campus)
Candidate must be able to teach Social Studies Education courses to prospective primary and secondary
teachers. The successful candidate must have a Teacher's Certificate, at least five years' teaching experience
and the ability to supervise teaching practice and research studies.

CULINARY AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE
Pastry Chef (New Providence Campus)
The ideal candidate should possess a bachelor's degree or equivalent in Culinary Arts and be certified as
an Executive Pastry Chef or higher. A minimum of five years' working and management experience is
required and three years in Culinary Education, preferably with a teaching certificate. The ideal candidate
should be able to teach introductory through advanced pastry and baking. Knowledge in confectionery and
wedding cake design is desirable.
Chef (New Providence Campus)
The ideal candidate should possess a degree in Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management and be Certified as
a Executive Chef or higher, have a teaching certificate or equivalent with a minimum of five years teaching
experience. Candidate should be able to teach introductory through advanced cooking, baking, pastry, garde
manger, sanitation, menu design and food preparation.

SCHOOL OF NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS
Lecturers Nursing (New Providence Campus)
The successful candidates will be required to teach in both the associate and bachelor degree programmes.
Responsibilities will include classroom as well as clinical supervision of students. Applicants should have
strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to excellence in integrating teaching, clinical practice and
research. Applicants should have well-rounded clinical nursing experience and should be able to teach at
least three of the following areas: Fundamentals of Nursing, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing,
Maternal and Child Health Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Management/Leadership, Health Assessment,
Nursing Theories, Transcultural Nursing and Nursing Research. The successful candidates must be registered
with the Nursing Council of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, have college-level teaching experience
and at least a master's degree in Nursing.

SCHOOL OF SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
Lecturer Biology (New Providence Campus)
The successful candidate should have an advanced degree (PhD preferred) in the biological or agricultural
sciences with strong background in entomology, specifically agricultural entomology. The successful
' candidate will be expected to teach biology up to the senior year in a bachelor's degree programme and
, develop a research programme related to the needs and priorities of The College. Teaching experience at
* the college level is essential.
Lecturer Mathematics (New Providence and Northern Bahamas Campuses)


The successful candidate should have an advanced degree (PhD preferred) in pure or applied mathematics.
Candidate will be expected to teach Pure and Applied Mathematics up to the senior year in a bachelor's
degree programme as well as develop a research programme in his or her area of specialty. Teaching
experience at the college level is essential.


Lecturer Chemistry (New Providence Campus)
The successful candidate should have an advanced degree in Chemistry, preferably a PhD, with experience
teaching up to senior year in a bachelor's degree programme. A broad background in chemistry would be
an asset as teaching areas span courses in Organic, Inorganic, Analytical and Environmental and Physical
Chemistry. Research interests and foci applicable to the use of current facilities and The College's research
stations are desirable.
Lecturer Geography (New Providence Campus)
The successful candidate should have an advanced degree in Geography, preferably a PhD, in Geography
or a related field. Candidate must be able to teach courses and supervise field work in physical geography
and climatology as well as a wide range of courses relating to the geography of The Bahamas and the region.
A strong demonstrated commitment to teaching and research programmes would be an asset.
Interested candidates should submit a .College/University of The Bahamas Employment Application,
a Comprehensive Resume and up-to-date transcripts, giving full particulars of qualifications and
experience, along with three work references no later than 16th January, 2006 to:
Director, Human Resources, The College of The Bahamas
P. O. Box N-4912
Nassau, N. P., The Bahamas
Facsimile: (242) 302-4539
E-mail: hrapply@cob.edu.bs
Web Site: www.cob.edu.bs

Serving Officers are asked to apply through their Head of Department.



EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute
The College/University of The Bahamas seeks a dynamic and creative individual to provide leadership in
the newly established Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute. The Executive Director, reporting
to the President and Vice President Academic Affairs, has supervisory responsibility for the Institute and
oversight of all aspects of its operation.
This Institute will become the centre of excellence for culinary and hospitality management in the Caribbean
Region, producing skilled and knowledgeable individuals in response to the human resource needs of
hospitality and allied industries, with a revived focus on quality vocational and technical training, professional
development and research. Avenues will be provided through which instructors, both full-time and adjunct,
wililarticipate in various research initiatives and exchange experiences enhancing not only educational and
training opportunities, but services offered throughout the industry.
The College/University of The Bahamas is the national higher education institution of The Commonwealth
of The Bahamas. The institution grants mostly bachelor degrees and some joint master's degrees in
conjunction with other institutions. It has a student enrolment in excess of 4,000 students located throughout
the Bahamian archipelago. It has extensive links with tertiary institutions in the Caribbean and North America
and its credits are accepted by more than 200 colleges and universities in those regions and in Great Britain.
It has embarked aggressively upon a major expansion of its programme offerings, research activities and
its physical facilities and is incorporating e-learning methodologies into its repertoire of strategies for
delivering instruction, all with a view to attaining a charter as a university by 2007.

Education and/or Experience
The successful candidate must possess an earned doctoral degree and at least eight to ten years administrative
experience, including teaching in higher education and related hospitality sector industry exposure. Excellent
oral and written communication skills (including computer skills) are essential.




EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Bahamas Marine and Environmental Studies Institute
The College/University of The Bahamas seeks a dynamic and creative individual to provide leadership in
The Bahamas Marine and Environmental Studies Institute. The Institute is intended to facilitate the
discovery of knowledge about the marine and island environment of The Bahamas and build on the solid
foundation of research and monitoring programmes. The mandate of developing specialised laboratory and
field courses to compliment the current Bachelor of Science degree courses at The College/University will
be a significant focus.
The Executive Director, reporting to the President and Vice President Academic Affairs, has supervisory
responsibility for the Institute, comprising appointed faculty fellows.' He/She will provide leadership in
programme, development and research initiatives to take full advantage of The College/University location
in a small island state and year round access to the unique sub-tropical ecosystems of the coastal, coral reefs,
mangrove and sea grass communities in The Bahamas. Toward this end, the Executive Director will work
closely with administrators at the existing facilities at The College/University field stations in San Salvador
(Gerace Research Centre) and Andros (The Bahamas Environmental Research Centre). Such engagements
will include the traditional academic initiatives as well as certificate and general environmental and resource
management outreach courses/programmes. In this regard, the Executive Director, through the resources
of the Institute and in collaboration with the School of Sciences and Technology, will assist with the
development of a flagship multidisciplinary degree programme in Marine Science. Efforts will also entail
attracting researchers and scholars with marine and related interests as well as local, regional and international
students with exceptional academic credentials and future potential, demonstrating a genuine interest in
marine science. The Executive Director must have exceptional skills in grantsmanship and the ability to
develop collaborations to build long-term research and monitoring initiatives that can help document and
catalogue the ecological systems that make up the Bahamian archipelago.
The College/University of The Bahamas is the national higher education institution of The Commonwealth
of The Bahamas. The institution grants mostly bachelor degrees and some joint master's degrees in conjunction
with other institutions. It has a student enrolment in excess of 4,000 students located throughout the Bahamian
archipelago. It has extensive links with tertiary institutions in the Caribbean and North America and its
credits are accepted by more than 200 colleges and universities in those regions and in'Great Britain. It has
embarked aggressively upon a major expansion of its programme offerings, research activities and physical
facilities and is incorporating e-learning methodologies into its repertoire of strategies for delivering instruction,
all with a view to attaining a charter.as a university by 2007.
The successful candidate must hold a doctorate in an appropriate field with a minimum of eight to ten years
experience at an accredited university, a proven research record and have relevant work experience including
appropriate supervisory level exposure.




INDUSTRY TRAINING ADMINISTRATOR
Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute
Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for the Industry Training Administrator (ITA)
post in the Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute. The Industry Training Administrator reports to
the Executive Director, Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute. The successful candidate must
possess at least a bachelor's degree in a relevant subject area plus five years' related industry experience
or a master's degree in a relevant subject area plus three years related industry experience. Excellent
organisational, presentational and interpersonal communication skills are required for this position.
The portfolio of the ITA includes the organisation and oversight of all matters relative to Industry Training,
including the design, development and review of new and existing skills level training and education curricula;
and the coordination of the offering of such programmes and courses, both throughout the College Network
and within industry.
The Industry Training Administrator is responsible for working in concert with Industry Partners in the
Hospitality and Tourism Sectors to develop and implement training opportunities to meet special needs
identified within the industry. The successful candidate will coordinate the review and updating of existing
education and training programmes offered through the industry arm of the Culinary and Hospitality
Management Institute; prepare training proposals, including costing, for special needs as requested by various
establishments; negotiate training consultants' contracts; and organise and conduct training seminars and
workshops. In addition to coordinating the preparation of Industry training manuals and guides and maintaining
reference, copies of current standard operating procedures and job descriptions and specifications for all
major jobs within the hospitality and tourism sectors, the Industry Training Administrator must also coordinate
job placement for students and graduates and serve as Secretary to the Culinary and Hospitality Management
Institute Advisory Board.

Interested candidates should submit a College/University of The Bahamas Employment Application,
a Comprehensive Resume and up-to-date transcripts, giving full particulars of qualifications and
experience, along with three work references no later than 16th January, 2006 to:

Director, Human Resources, The College of The Bahamas
P. O. Box N-4912
Nassau, N. P., The Bahamas
Facsimile: (242) 302-4539
E-mail: hrapply@cob.edu.bs
Web Site: www.cob.edu.bs


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on Paradise Island


FROM page one

Sixteen of the dolphins dis-
placed from the Marine Life
Otceanarium in Gulfport, Mis-
sissippi, during Hurricane Kat-
rina, arrived at Atlantis last Fri-
day.
Before their arrival in the
Bahamas, Mississippi-based
veterinarian Dr Mike Ander-
son, who reportedly worked
with the Gulfport dolphins for
several years, raised the con-
cern that some of the animals
may carry the Morbillivirus and
declined to sign a health cer-
tificate for the animals.
The Biloxi Sun Herald fur-
ther reported that former train-
er for Marine Life Rusty Walk-
er founder of the Save Our
Dolphins, the group who were
trying to keep the dolphins in
Gulfport alleged that some
of the animals suffered from
the virus, which could contam-
inate the waters and marine life
of the Bahamas.
However, vice president of
Atlantis' marine mammal oper-
ations Teri Corbett yesterday
told The Tribune that only one
of the dolphins bought by the
resort was discovered to be sick


and was therefore not sent to
the Bahamas.
"Its not the (Morbillivirus),
though, it's a fungal infection
which is now being treated,"
she said.
Mrs Corbett said the sick
animal is expected to make a
full recovery at which lime
the dolphin will then rejoin the
others at Atlantis.
Although some of the older
animals showed signs of travel
fatigue, none of the 16 dolphins
carried any infection, she
added.
Following a special live
broadcast from Atlantis' on
American TV yesterday morn-
ing, members of the Bahami-
an media were able to tour the
temporary dolphin facility on
Paradise Island to observe the
marine mammals first hand.
The dolphins, of which the
oldest is 40 and the youngest
four years old, are currently
housed on the former Club
Med property and will be
moved to their permanent
home when the resort's Phase
III is completed later this year.
"The pools we have here are
1.5 millions in size and nine
feet deep. They are very large.
When the expansion is conm-


pleted the facility will be over
6.5 million gallons. It will be
the largest dolphin habitat in
the world," Mrs Corbett said.
The construction of six addi-
tional isolation pools as part of
Phase II will be specifically
designed to establish a network
for beached animals a first
for the Bahamas and the entire
Caribbean, she said.
Mrs Corbett explained that
Atlantis' new aquatic facility
will not only offer the resort's
visitors interaction with dol-
phins, but will also strive to res-
cue stranded marine animals
and hopefully re-release them
into the wild.
Breeding dolphins is also a
long-term objective of Atlantis,
she added.
To ensure the animals
remain healthy, a state-of-the-
art laboratory has been
installed and will be expanded
during Pha Ill11.
Laboratory manager
Andrew Clarke sa', that
Atlantis' goal is to outsouirce
to the United States as little as
possible and undertake all the
necessary analysing of blood
and urine samples as well as
bacterial identification at the
facility.


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Januai 22, 1941 -
SJanuary 13, 2003



Sadly missed by his-Wife
Sheila. Mother Lily Taylor
His children Alan, Sharon,
Arthur II, Ramon and Jason
Grandchildren, Sisters and
other family and friends


FROM page one
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Elliston Rahming told The
Tribune that the issue of the
prisoner's early release was
one for the Attorney Gener-
al's Office, as the prison only
"houses" prisoners.
The last fugitives arrest-
ed by law officials were
caught by the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force
after they intercepted a 20-
foot wooden Haitian sloop
carrying 16 illegal immi-
grants and two of the
:Bah.mas' most wantedd tuai-
Deslin Nicholls and
Randino Pratt were
attempting to sneak back
into The Bahamas after


being on the run for over
two years. Both men, who
were hiding in Haiti, were
wanted for the murder of
Kirk Ferguson in February,
2002.
Nicholls, who is of Haitian
descent, and Pratt were held
at Mathew Town police sta-
tion then returned to Nas-
sau and handed over to
authorities at the Central
Detective Unit.
1':-: P att told police -he
attempted to return home
to the Bahamas because
"life was too hard in Haiti"
owing to his inability to find
work there.


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Airport

slammed.

FROM page one

about the airport there were
also very high.
She expressed frustration
about having to deal with an
airport designed to accom-
modate 2,000 persons each
month, yet sees 100,000 pas-
sengers each year.
Shetouted the sea ports
in Marsh Harbour, stating
that the 24 marinas there
make it the largest port in
the country. The construct
tion of a new and better
facility would help to take
Marsh Harbour to a world-
class standard, she said.
adding that this must hap-
pen for the Family Islands
"the real Bahamas".
Mrs Armbrister .said her
ministry is about to enter
into a contractual arrange-
ment with an architectural
firm to oversee renovation
of Marsh Harbour airport,
with local contractors slated
to do the work.
Tourism senior director
Angela Cleare said efforts
to improve all airports, of
which there are about 17
public and private, are set to
continue this year.
However, the Ministry of
Transport's efforts in
upgrading airports have
been hampered by fires, she
said.
The fire in Exuma, caused
by an electrical shortage,
destroyed Exuma Interna-
tional Airport, and a case of
arson destroyed the San
Andros terminal last year.
A new modular building
was recently opened for
Exuma's port of entry.
On a more positive note,
Mrs Armbrister announced
that NIA had passed the
International Civil Aviation
Organisation's deadline with
a 100 per cent grade. Today.
all luggage passing through
the airport will be screened,
rather than random search-
es.
About 100 screeners
engaged in a training pro-
gramme and CDX screeners
-cre implemented at all 17
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Mrs Armbrister said.
In excess of $16 million
was spent to upgrade NIA's
security through this initia-
tive, and $475,000 was spent
in the Family Islands.


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LIVE MUSIC @ The Buzz, Nassau's Weekly Jam Session & Musicians
Hook-up. Located East Bay Street two doors East of Esso On The Run,
upstairs Good As New open Wednesday thru Saturday 8pm, Sun-
day at 6pm. Amateur musicians try out & Open mic Wednesday &
Thursday after band practices. Professional musicians welcome to sit in
on jams Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Book now for special events, con-
certs, private parties. Call 393-2800 (393-BUZZ) or www.thebuz-
znightclub.biz for more info Rock, Blues, Jazz, Funk, Reggae -
THE BUZZ: MAKING MUSIC LIVE

$5 Friday @ First Down every Friday night. Music by Barry Da Push-
er, 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 Saturday.
Ladies free, Gents, $10 all night. Bacardi Big Apple and other drink spe-
cials all night long.

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

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

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

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

Karaoke Music Mondaze @ Topshotters Sports Bar. Drink specials all
night long, including karaoke warm-up drink to get you started. Par-
ty from 8pm-until.
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Paul Hanna, Tabatha and Gernie, and the Caribbean Express perform
at Traveller's Rest, West Bay St, every Sunday, 6.30pm-9.30pm.


**B~gi~fBff, The AM$0t 1

Stepping Stone Quilters will host its 17th Annual Quilt Show January
26 to February 4 at the Trinity Church Hall on Frederick Street from
10am to 4pm. All interested persons are invited.


ieggae 'iuesdays Da iaiama ouuuom. V.Uover ci Iarge ncu es a ree
Guinness and there should be lots of prizes and surprises. Admission: The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (NAGB) will host a series
Ladies $10 and Men $15. of workshops during January that will feature a number of guest lec-
turers. Sue Katz-Lightboum will be the lecturer for the Youth Work-
Hump Day Happy Hour @ Topshotters Sports Bar every Wednesday shop on Collage. The workshop is open to children eight years and old-
5pm-8pm. Free appetizers and numerous drink specials. er and will be held Saturday January 14 from 10am to 1pm at the
NAGB. Jolyon Smith will be the lecturer for the Open Workshop on
The Pit @ Bahama Boom, every Thursday. Doors open at 9pm, show- Drawing from Nature. The workshop is open to children 12 years and
time 11.30pm. Cover charge $15. $10 with flyer. older and will be held Tuesday, January 17 and Wednesday, January 18
from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at the NAGB. Interested persons should con-
Fantasy Fridays @ Fluid Lounge, featuring late '80s music in the VIP tact the NAGB for more details and to secure a space in the class of
Lounge, Top of the charts in the.Main Lounge, neon lights and Go Go their choice. The NAGB will also be hosting a Narrow Focus Film
dancers. Admission: Ladies free before 11pm, $15 after; Guys $20 all Series on the New Directions in Filmmaking in the Bahamas guest lec-
Snght. turer will be Dr Ian Strachan. The workshop is free and open to the pub-
nh lic and will be held Thursday, January 19 at 6:30pm at the NAGB.
Dicky Mo's @ Cable Beach. Flavored Fridays Happy Hour, every Fri-
day. Drink specials: Smirnoff Kamikaze Shots, $1; Smirnoff Flavoured The National Collection @ the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas,
Martinis, 2 for $10; Smirnoff Flavoured Mixed Drinks, 3 for $10. an exhibition that takes the viewer on a journey through the history of
Bahamian Night (Free admission) every Saturday with live music fine art in the Bahamas. It features signature pieces from the national
from 8 pm to midnight. Karaoke Sundays from 8pm to midnight, $1 collection, including recent acquisitions by Blue Curry,.Antonius
shots and dinner specials all night long. Roberts and Dionne Benjamin-Smith. Call 328-5800 to book tours. This
exhibition closes February 28,2006.
Twisted Boodah Lounge @ Cafe Segafredo, Charlotte St kicks off
Friday at 6pm with deep house to hard house music, featuring Craig- The Nassau Music Society The Nassau Music Society is featuring, in
BOO, Unkle Funky and Sworl'wide on the decks. association with Fidelity, RBC and RoyalStar Assurance as part of their
"FESTIVAL OF RUSSIAN ARTISTS", Natalia Gutman (cello -
Chill Out Sundays @ Coco Loco's, Sandyport, from 4pm-until, playing above) a living legend in the music world who, along with her
deep, funky chill moods with world beats. 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 fea-
Sweet Sunday Chill Out Soiree Lounge, every Sunday, 4pm-midnight tured during the Festival Yuri Bashmet and the Moscow Soloist
@ Patio Grille, British Orchestra who return once again to Nassau on February 24,26 and 27-
Colonial Hotel. their guest artist will be JoAnn Deveaux-Callender. In April Oleg
Polianski is featured on the piano. Purchase your tickets from January
Wet Sundays, every Sunday, noon-midnight @ Crystal Cay Beach. 4,2006 at the Dundas Theatre (394-7179); AD Hanna & Co (322-8306)
Admission $10, ladies free. and the Galleria JFK (356-seat). Details of the venues and programmes
will be available on the website shortly. Do not miss this opportunity to
TooLooSe @ Indigo Restaurant on West Bay St and Skyline Drive. listen to live world class musicians.""
Singer/songwriter Steven Holden performs solo with special guests
Thursday from 9pm midnight.
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The Graham Holden Deal @ The Green Parrot....David Graham,
Steve Holden, Tim Deal and Friends perform Sunday, 7pm 10pm @
Hurricane Hole on Paradise Island. The Cancer Socety of the Bahamas meets at 5.30pm on the second
Tuesday of each month at their Headquarters at East Terrace, Cen-
Jay Mitchell and Hot KC @ Palm Court Lounge, British Colonial treville. Call 323-4482 for more info.
Hilton, Weqnesday-Thursday 8pm-12am. Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being held 6:30pm Tuesdays
Sunday Night Interlude @ Briteley's Restaurant & Lounge, Eneas St and Thursdays at Nassau gymNastics Seagrapes location (off Prince
off Poinciana Drive. Featuring Frankie Victory at the key board in the Charles Dr). Doctor approval is required. Call 364-8423 to register or
After Dark Room every Sunday, 8.30pm to midnight. Fine food and for more information.
drinks.
Diabetes Directions a FREE diabetic support group meets the first
Monday of each month at 6.30pm
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Centre, Blake Road. Dinner is provided and free blood sugar, blood
pressure and cholesterol testing is available. For more info call 702-4646
or 327-2878

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

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

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

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




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

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

Toastmasters Club 3596 meets at the British Colonial Hilton Monday's
at 7pm.
Toastmasters Club 1095 meets Tuesday, 7.30pm @ C C Sweeting
Senior School's Dining Room, College Avenue off Moss Road. Club
9477 meets Friday, 7pm @ Bahamas Baptist Community College Rrm
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 Piider Building, Collins Ave at 6pm. Club 612315 meets
Monday 6pm @ Wyndham Nassau Resort, Cable Beach. Club 753494
meets every Wednesday, 6pm-8pm in the Solomon's Building, East-
West Highway. Club 3596 meets at the British Colonial Hilton Mon-
days at 7pm. Club Cousteau 7343 meets every Tuesday night at 7.30
in the Chickcharney Hotel, Fresh Creek, Central Andros. All are
welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE BAHAMAS HISTORICAL SOCIETY is scheduled to hold its
next meeting January 26 @ 6pm at the Museum on Shirley Street and
Elizabeth Avenue. Chris Curry, a History professor at the College of
the Bahamas, will give a presentation on the history of Bain Town. The
lecture will be accompanied by a power point presentation. The pub-
lic is invited to attend.


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via fax: 328-2398 or e-maik outthere@tribunemedia.net


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PAGE 16, FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2006


January 10, 2006


Vol. i Issue iii


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Alphanette King (seated) & Theresa Burrows ofBTC's Roaming Dept.

Are you caught in a quandary about whether or not
to switch from TDMA to GSM? Well here is something
you need to consider that should make that decision
more informed and a little easier for you.
First,TDMA based service is becoming redundant and
service will be phased out over the next three years.
So if you are hanging onto TDMA service, beware, it
won't be for much longer! Furthermore, BTC is no longer
negotiating roaming contracts for TDMA with other
carriers, and thus is allowing all existing contracts to
run out without possibility of renewal. This means that
roaming coverage available outside of The Bahamas is
shrinking dramatically and will eventually disappear
altogether.
TDMA roaming service costs you more. For example,
did you know that if you used yourTDMA service while
driving from Miami to Jacksonville that you pay an
access charge per carrier? Think of it like this. If carriers
are a chain constructed to maintain continuous service,
and you are required to pass through each link in the
chain to maintain coverage, you will pay as much as $3
per link to stay connected, whereas if you enjoy GSM
service you are not charged an access fee,just airtime
and long distance (toll) charges.

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GSM is founded on the concept of roaming allowing
customers from other networks and countries to use
their mobiles when they visit any country or network.
Sounds simple. But with some 600+ GSM networks now
operational, the GSM Association estimates that more
than 20,000 individual roaming agreements are in place
between its operators, with more being added every
day. So behind the simple objective of global roaming
lies a complex process that gathers information about
each call, about each caller and takes a standardized
approach to the charges being incurred.
In 1987,when the first fledging GSM network operators
gathered together they could have had very little
understanding of the size and scope of the service they
were about to create. However, they did know that a
cross-border, multi-national service would depend on
co-operation and agreement on standard methods of
approach and construction.
Therefore, they signed a "Memoranduim of
Understanding" (MoU), which aimed to promote and
encourage the worldwide adoption of the GSM system.
They also established a number of working parties to
study and to solve the problems associated with
building and administering a worldwide system based
on independent networks.
Overall, these groups became the GSM Association,.
which today is the world's leading wireless industry
body. And one of the first working parties to be
established concentrated on the issue of cross border
roaming and the billing procedure.
This group was given the task of implementing the
interchange of billing data between different network
operators by defining and implementing the TAP
protocol.The group was called theTransferred Account
Data Interchange Group, or TADIG.


TAP is the process that allows a visited network
operator (VPMN) to send billing records of roaming
subscribers to their respective home network operator
(HPMN).TAP3 is the latest version of the standard and
will enable billing for a host of new services that
networks intend to offer their customers.
Roaming is a key feature of GSM, giving consumers
seamless same-number contactability in over a hundred
countries. Participating operators exchange call event
details on these roaming subscribers.
TAP3 supports a variety of mobile services and some
samples of those currently in use are outlined here:
GSM Basic Services
The three basic GSM service categories are,Voice, Fax
and Supplementary Services.
SMS Short Message Service
Short messaging is complicated by the use of a third
party, the Short Message Service Centre SMS-C.
Although, in many cases, the SMS-C is part of the
operator's network, this still adds a level of complexity.
For instance, consider the following circumstances:
A roaming subscriber may receive an SMS whilst
roaming (MT-SMS).
A roaming subscriber may send an SMS (MO-SMS)
whilst roaming using his home network SMS-C.
A subscriber may send an SMS (MO-SMS) whilst home
or roaming using a foreign SMS-C.
Data
TAP3 supports Single Circuit Switched Data, HSCSD


(High Speed Circuit Switched Data) and GPRS (General
Packet Radio Service). GPRS is only just beginning to
be used in roaming and, therefore, it is expected that
once GPRS Roaming becomes more popular, further
development will be required to support the needs of
the operators. BTC is currently beta testing GPRS to
ensure that the platform is stable prior to offering it as
an add-on service to its'customers.
GSM is becoming the de facto standard worldwide,
so in keeping with BTC's commitment to provide world-
class technological solutions to their customers, GSM
is the way to go. BTC went live with GSM 1900 coverage
in February 2004,and currently has roaming agreements
allowing for almost 100% coverage in the Caribbean
and North America. This represents about 1/3 of the
contracts they are negotiating. Additionally, roaming
contracts are being negotiated which will result in much
broader roaming coverage in Europe.
Currently, BTC customers can take advantage of GSM
roaming coverage in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda,
Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Canada, The-Cayman
Islands, Dominica, Germany, Grenada, Jamaica,
Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint
Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Turks and
Caicos Islands, and the United States. But as
mentioned, this only represents 1/3 of the coverage
where BTC is negotiating roaming agreements.
So, think about it, if you want the most technologically
advanced service with the ability to call to and from
just about anywhere in the world, using your cellular
phone, AND at a standardized billing rate, doesn't it
make sense to switch to GSM?


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* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
The South Ocean Golf &
Beach Resort was closed
to save its Canadian pen-
sion fund backer $3 mil-
lion in annual operating
losses, The Tribune can reveal, with
the hotel continuing its search for
"joint venture partners" to aid in its
redevelopment.
The details are disclosed in the lat-
est damning regulatory report on the
Canadian Commercial Workers
Industry Pension Plan (CCWIPP),
which is the main financial backer for
both South Ocean and the British
Colonial Hilton.
The Financial Services Commission
of Ontario (FSCO) said there was
"limited" oversight of CCWIPP's
investment committee by the Board
with no regular reporting on rates of
return from investments; non-compli-
ance with Canadian laws governing
pensions; and concerns that "conflict
of interest provisions may have been
contravened".


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Many of the criticisms relate to
CCWIPP's investments in South
Ocean and the British Colonial Hilton.
The FSCO said it had found no docu-
ments to prove that the pension fund
took "adequate steps to complete a
proper due diligence review" of its
investments in Ronald Kelly's pur-
chases and redevelopment of both
properties "prior to undertaking the
investment".
CCWIPP had previously loaned
funds to Mr Kelly's RHK Capital
vehicle, which purchased both
Bahamian properties. It eventually
took over responsibility for the hotels
after RHK Capital defaulted on its


loan repayments.
This restructuring also attracted the
Canadian regulator's attention in the
addendum released this week to its
earlier report on CCWIPP. The FSCO
said: "We have not seen a legal opin-
ion from the Bahamas that clearly
states that CCWIPP can realise on
the prior security on the basis of the
restructuring."
The restructuring agreement with
RHK Capital, which occurred in 2000,
saw various companies through which
CCWIPP still flows money into South
Ocean and the British Colonial Hilton,
called Propcos, replace the outstand-
ing loans to RHK with shares in PRK


closed


Holdings, a Bahamian company.
RHK also assigned its voting rights
to the various Propco companies, but
this agreement expires on December
31 this year. Although there is a five-
year option to renew of CCWIPP's
Propco companies agree, when it
expires, the common shares would
revert back to RHK Capital, which
will re-take control of South Ocean's
and the British Colonial Hilton's hold-
ing companies.
The FSCO said: "The original
debentures clearly indicated the pur-
pose for which the debentures were
issued, and now the structure of the
loans has changed drastically. In fact,


the loans with mortgage security were
replaced by preferred shares.
"We did not see any amendments to
the debentures transferring these as
security for preferred shares, if this
type of transfer is allowed."
The FSCO report said CCWIPP
had obtained a legal opinion that there
was no impediment to initiating col-
lection proceedings or exercising its
mortgage enforcement remedies on
the South Ocean and British Colonial
Hilton.
However, the regulator was still
unimpressed, referring as an example
to the debenture on the British Colo-
nial Hilton, which was issued to sup-
port the guarantee by RHK Capital in
return for the loan.
Following the restructuring, where
the RHK loans were repaid and
exchanged for shares in PRK Hold-
ings, the FSCO said it was "normal
practice to obtain new security or at
least obtain an amendment to existing
security to reflect the restructuring....

SEE page 11B


Nassau 'doesn't stand

out like it should'

for tourist trade


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
BETWEEN just 50-60 per
cent of visitors to downtown
Nassau, Freeport and Port
Lucaya are likely to recom-
mend a vacation in the
Bahamas to friends and rela-
tives, it was revealed yesterday,


amid calls for entertainment to
"again be made the foundation
of tourism".
Gary Young, the Ministry of
Tourism's director of research
and statistics, told the National
Tourism Conference that while

SEE page 11B


Bahamian farmers

'have lost ground'
* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
SUPPLY chain consistency is the greatest problem faced by
most Bahamian farmers, a former FNM Cabinet minister said yes-
terday, but entrepreneurs must realise only they can ensure the
success of their business.
Earl Deveaux, who is now
marketing director for Lucayan SEE page 11B


$16m spent on

NIA security


screen upgrade


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamas spent "in
excess" of $16 million on pur-
chasing and installing baggage
security screening equipment
for Nassau International Air-
port (NIA) to ensure it met
international standards by Jan-
uary 1, 2006, it was revealed
yesterday.
Lorraine Armbrister, under-
secretary at the Ministry of
Transport and Aviation, told
the National Tourism Confer-
ence that apart from the


Bahamian businessmen


in reverse osmosis bid


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE company that won the contract
for the $27 million Blue Hills project,
plus a French firm that has linked up
with a group of prominent Bahamian
businessmen, are among the bidders for
the Arawak Cay reverse osmosis plant,
The Tribune can reveal.
Consolidated Water is facing competi-
tion from Veolia Enerserve, a losing
bidder on the Blue Hills tender.


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22% of stopovers
complain about
Nassau's airport

upgrade at NIA, the Govern-
ment spent $475,000 to ensure
all Family Island airports
receiving international flights
had the CTX baggage security
screening machines installed.
The Bahamas had to spend

SEE page 12B


However, Veolia has this time linked
up with a group of Bahamian business-
men, which includes Mark Finlayson and
Jerome Fitzgerald, the RND Holdings
chairman. The duo have worked closely
together before, as Mr Finlayson is an
RND director, and are both involved in
Clear Channel (Bahamas).
The Government is thought likely to
look favourably on any group with
Bahamian involvement, wanting to place
privatised infrastructure assets into
Bahamian hands as part of its Bahami-


anisation policy.
SThere is also understood to be con-
cern about handing a second reverse
osmosis plant to Consolidated Water,
for fear that would give the company a
monopoly over water production on New
Providence.
However, some sources told The Tri-
bune that Consolidated Water's bid was
the lowest by $10 million, providing the

SEE page 12B


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fifth Specific Mandate Alterna-
tive Regulatory Test (SMART)
fund model, which is a private
banking structure designed for
a maximum five investors. Any
category of investor is eligible.
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one is required. An additional
stipulation is that the adminis-
trator must be a financial insti-
tution.
The SMART fund was intro-
duced by the Investments Fund
Act 2003, and is designed to be
fle xi b e-and inoave to meet
client needs. SMART funds
allow industry participants to
provide clients with structuring
solutions through a regulated
vehicle.
Promoters wishing to struc-
ture a fund in accordance with
any of the five approved 'tem-
plates' are required to contact


the Securities Commission, or
to make the necessary arrange-
ments with authorized adminis-
trators who are empowered to
issue the necessary licence with-
out prior reference to the regu-
lator -but only for sophisticated
investor fun~ d..._ -.---
The Securities Commission
pre-approved four SMART
Fund mandates prior to the
Investment Funds Act enact-
ment in 2003. It published the
criteria for each by means of
SMART Fund 'templates'. The
rules for the latest model'are
available now on the Commis-
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THE DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS
AVERAGE QUARTERLY PRICES FOR SELECTED
ITEMS; NEW PROVIDENCE:
SELECTED YEARS 2003 2005
$B

ITEM UNIT 2003 2004 2005
4th QUARTER 4th QUARTER 4th QUARTER


Spare Ribs 1 lb 1.91 2.04 2.13


Sausage/ Salami 1 lb 3.24 3.37 3.62

Sweet peppers 1 lb 2.32 2.98 2.65

Tomatoes 1 lb 1.76 2.54 1.97

Margarine 1 lb 0.71 0.76 0.85

Onions 3 lb 1.81 1.85 2.01

Tomato Paste 10 oz 0.96 0.96 1.03

Avocados Each 2.60 2.05 2.47

Lettuce Each 2.45 2.09 2.13

White Bread Large 1.78 1.81 1.86


HIGHLIGHTS


The average price for a loaf of bread increased moderately between
th fourth quarters of 2003 and 2005. Consumers are now paying
4.49% more for a loaf of bread than they did in 2003,



Between the fourth quarters of 2003 and 2004, residents of New
Providence paid 44.32% more for tomatoes. However, for the
fourth quarters of 2004 and 2005, they actually paid 22.44% less
for the very same item.


In the past three years, the price for spare ribs has steadily increased
particularly during the fourth quarter of 2004. The average price
for a pound of ribs has increased 6.81% between 2003 and 2004
and 4.41% between 2004 and 2005.


TIDBITS
* Did you know that the price of sweet peppers, a vegetable of many colors, has
fluctuated in the past three years? Between 2003 and 2004, the price for sweet
peppers increased 28.45% in the fourth quarter and decreased 11.07% between
2004 and 2005.
* The price of tomato paste, which is used to prepare many Bahamian dishes, has
been constant for many years. However, as a result of the recent storms, great
demands were placed on the purchasing of fuel and consequently, an increase of
7.29% was realized within the last quarter of 2005.


Financial Advisors Ltd.
Pricing Information As Of:
11 January 2006
BISX ALL 9HAREP INPEX: CLOSE 1t,52,06 /.CHG -Q1..64 /,0,T:., '- .
.2K-mlI *2'tl.-L.-,A Symocli Previous Close Today s Clss Change Daily ol EPS S Div $ PiE Yield
1.10 0.573 Abac.o MarKets 0 73 073 0 -0 169 0 000 N/M 0 00.o
10.52 8,00 Bahamas Property Fund 10.40 10,52 0.12 1,200 1.456 0.360 7.2 3,42%
7.24 5.55 Bank of Bahamas 7,00 7,00 0.00 0.587 0,330 11.6 4.71%
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.70 0.70 0.00 0.175 0,020 4.0 286%
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 0.070 0.040 15.7 3.64%
9.60 7.20 Cable Bahamas 9.55 9,55 0,00 24,069 0,689 0.240 13.9 2,51%
2.20 2.03 Collna Holdings 1,64 1,64 0.00 .0,046 0.000 NM 0.00%
9.17 7.10 Commonwealth Bank 9.11 9,00 -0.11 1,997 0.791 0.450 114 5,00%
2.50 1.50 Doctor's Hospital 2.26 2,26 0.00 2,000 0,429 0,000 5,0 0,00%
6.20 3.96 Famguard 6.20 6,20 0,00 0,428 0,.240 13,0 3,87%
10.90 9.75 Finoo 10,90 10,90 0,00 0.717 0,530 15.2 4.86%
10,90 7,50 FiratCaribbean 10.90 10,90 0.00 0,695 0.500 13.2 4.59%
10.05 8.00 Focol 10.05 10,05 0.00 0,833 0,500 12,1 4.98%
1.99 1.27 Freeport Concrete 1.15 1,15 0.00 -0,062 0,000 N/M 0,00%
10.20 9.50 ICD Utilities 9.95 9,95 0.00 0,526 0.405 15,1 5.43%
9.10 8.22 J. 8, Johnson 9.05 9,10 0.05 5,000 0,572 0,560 15,8 6.19%
7.00 4.36 Kerzner International BDRs 6.98 7,00 0.02 1,983 0,138 0.000 60.5 0,00%
10 01 10 00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 .2.036 0.760 4.9 7,60%
Fidelity Over, The-C, Qu n S . '..". .I -. '.. :. ', -.a .. .- -..
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2.5864 2.0704 Fidelity Bahamas 0 & I Fund 2,5864 ***
10.7674 10,0000 Fidelity Prime income Fund 10.7674"**
2.3220 2.1746 Collna MSI Preferred Fund 2.321976"
1 1442 1 0782 Colina Bond Fund 1 144217"**
FiNDEX CLOSE 435.630 / YTD1 4 3i% 003 14.0% : .J .:' '. : .--' '
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 Collns and Pldelity
52wk-Low Lowest closing price In last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Collne and fidelity
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol, Trading volume of the prior week
Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months NIM Not Meaningful
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rate Bahamas 'unique'


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

ust six out of 100 stopover visi-
tors rated the Bahamas as a
"unique destination" based on
their visit to Nassau/Paradise
Island, it was revealed yesterday,
the Ministry of Tourism's director-general
blaming this low rating on failing to meet
visitor expectations by "not providing
enough opportunities for an authentic
Bahamian experience".
Unveiling the Ministry's Business Plan
for 2006, Vernice Walkine said that apart
from the stopover rating, a ratio of just 10
out of 100 cruise ship visitors said they saw
"something special" about the Bahamas as
a "unique" destination, based on their expe-
riences of Nassau, during a March 2005 sur-
vey.
In addition, just 20 out of 100 cruise vis-
itors, and 26 out of 100 stopover visitors,
said they found a lot of activities to do after
arriving in Nassau/Paradise Island.
Ms Walkine said: "I think their [tourists]
expectations are such that we are not meet-
ing their expectations once they arrive here.
We are not providing enough opportuni-
ties for them to have an authentic Bahami-
an experience."
She added that Junkanoo, probably the
most recognisable and popular element of
Bahamian culture, only staged two parades
per year and was not readily available for
tourist access on a weekly or even daily
basis. This was something she wanted to
change.
"We have to find some ways of providing
this authentic Bahamian experience, so vis-
itors who come here say: 'That was spe-
cial'. That's what's missing in my view."
Improving the visitor experience was one
of the Ministry of Tourism's key goals for
2006, Ms Walkine said. She added that sur-
veys had found that just 23 per cent of
cruise visitors, and 11 per cent of stopover
visitors, felt there was enough variety in
terms of retail stores on Bay Street.
"Bay Street and the whole downtown
experience has been less than ideal for some
time," Ms Walkine said. "Visitors are real-
ly telling us there's not a lot to do. Cruise
visitors are tellitig us there's not enough
for them. Chances are they're not going to
get off the ship. Nassau is not offering some-
thing new to those who've been here


* VERNICE WALKINE


before."
She was backed by Tommy Thompson,
the Ministry of Tourism's deputy director-
general, who described the traffic-choked
Bay Street on a Friday afternoon as
"deplorable".
He added: "Any visitor coming off the
cruise ship will take one look down there
and go right back to the ship. It's not going
to encourage them to come back as
stopover visitors."
Mr Thompson said the solution was for
Bahamians to adopt a "holistic" approach
and take pride in the appearance of Bay
Street themselves.
Apart from the poor retail rating, Min-
istry of Tourism surveys had also shown
that just 31 per cent of cruise ship visitors,
and 17 per cent of stopover visitors, ate
and drank in Bahamian restaurants and
bars outside the major resorts.
As a result, the Bahamas was unlikely to
be maximising per capital visitor spending,
or gaining the widest possible distribution of
tourist revenues, as these appeared to be
concentrated with the largest hotels.
To counter this, Ms Walkine said the
Ministry was looking to stage events that
were uniquely Bahamian, and had spon-
sored 'signature events' on each Family
Island.
Given the "real interest" from tourists
in exploring various Bahamian communi-
ties, Ms Walkine said the Ministry was set to
emphasise Heritage Sites and supporting
activities. Sports, religious, African-Amer-


ican and Latin America were all niche
tourist markets set for exploration.
Safety, relaxation and cleanliness were
key attractions of the Bahamas to tourists,
Ms Walkine said. A survey between Janu-
ary to March 2005 had shown that tourists
felt relatively safe in the Bahamas, with six
out of 10 stopover visitors rating safety as
better than expected. Some 81.5 per cent
had felt safe walking in a part of Nassau.
The survey found that seven out of 10
visitors found relaxation in the Bahamas
was better than expected, and five out of 10
felt this nation was cleaner than expected.
However, Ms Walkine said this meant
that half of visitors did not rate the
Bahamas on cleanliness.
She added that the Bahamas was "more
dependent" on tourism than at any time in
its recent history, and could tell some suc-
cess stories. Nassau/Paradise Island was
among the world's leading tourism desti-
nations, Abaco attracted more tourists
alone than several other Caribbean coun-
tries, and this nation gained more "pure
visitors" than any other nation in the region
with the exception of Cuba.
"We know more about the visitors to the
islands of the Bahamas than any country
world knows about their visitors," she
added, referring to the Immigration Card
data.
However, Ms Walkine warned that "com-
placency can be one of our biggest prob-
lems", pointing to the fact that competi-
tion among warm weather destinations was
becoming increasingly fierce.
The best Bahamian talent was not being
Attracted to the industry, service training
and quality "not what it should be", tourism
cultural content was low, while the cost of
doing business was high. There were also
problems of low visitor awareness and air-
lift to Family Island destinations.
The fact that Cuba was closed to US trav-
ellers was an opportunity that would not
always exist, Ms Walkine said, adding:
"Cruise conversion has not really kept pace
with our growth in cruise arrivals."
She said another challenge was 'reverse
conversion' by the cruise ships. Other
threats were high fuel prices, and high oper-
ating costs, which kept hotel margins low.
Linkages with Ither industries and the
Bahamian community at large also had to
be deepened to ensure better distribution of
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invite tenders for the above captioned vessel.

The vessel can be viewed by contacting the
Investigation Section, Customs House, Thompson
Blvd, Monday Friday, 9:00 am 4:00 pm.

Tenders marked "21' Wellcraft" should be received
no later than 5:00 pm on the 20th January, 2006.

The Comptroller reserves the right to reject any or
all tenders.



PUBLIC NOTICE


TO: ALL SHIPPING AGENTS


RESTRICTED ITEMS -
TRAILERS, CARAVANS FOR USE
OF OFFICES ETC.

Please be advised that the subject Restricted Items
should not be brought into the country as cargo until
such time as approval from the Minister of Finance
has be received.

Failure to comply with this request will hold you
jointly responsible for the importation of Restricted
Items.

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Bachelors degree in accounting/finance;

At least 2 years of relevant experience;

Excellent computer skills;

God communication and management
skills;

Duties will include:

Preparation of complete set of financial
statements;

Management reporting;

Budget preparation, business plans
and special projects, as assigned.

Only qualified persons should apply.

Please submit your detailed resume and
cover letter to
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NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF RUTH
NAOMI ROBERTS late of Mount
Vernon in the Eastern District of the
Island of New Providence one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas, deceased .....

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having any claim or demand against the
above Estate are required to send the same
duly certified in writing to the Undersigned
on or before the 13th Day of February, 2006,
after which date the Executors will proceed
to distribute the assets having regard only to
the claims of which they shall then have had
notice.

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

HIGGS & JOHNSON
Attorneys for the Executors
Chambers
P.O. Box N-3247
Ocean Centre
Montagu Foreshore
East Bay Street
Nassau, Bahamas


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'Ever so close'





on airport deal


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

"ever so close" to
concluding the
management con-
tract for Nassau
International Airport (NIA)
with YVRAS, the internation-
al subsidiary of the Vancouver
airport operator, the Ministry
of Tourism's director-general
said yesterday.
Rundown
NIA's rundown state, lack of
amenities and the bad impres-
sion it leaves in the minds of
visitors again came to the fore-
front at the Ministry of Touris-
m's National Conference, and
Vernice Walkine acknowl-
edged that it undermined the
Ministry's advertising and mar-
keting campaigns.
She said it was hard for the
Ministry to promote slogans
such as 'It's better in the
Bahamas' "with the greatest
degree of credibility" due to
the sorry condition of NIA,


which acted as the gateway to
this nation for visitors to both
Nassau/Paradise Island and
many Family Islands.
Ms Walkine said many trav-
ellers visiting Family Island
destinations, who had to pass
through NIA and kill time
there before catching connect-
ing flights, "wonder: 'What am
I getting into?' before they
even get there".
She added, though, that her
understanding was that "we are
ever so close to concluding that
contract".
"I believe that's the first step
to getting a world class air-
port," Ms Walkine said. "We
get more complaints about that
[the airport] than I care to
,admit. I hope to live long
enough to see the start of a new
terminal."
She added that the Ministry
had been assured construction
of a new terminal building for
NIA, and its completion, would
take place within three to four
years of the airport's manage-
ment being placed in the hands
of a private company.
Talks with YVRAS over the


NOTICE
IN THE MATTER OF LEADENHALL BANK & TRUST
COMPANY LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)
AND
IN THE MATTER OF THE COMPANIES ACT 1992
NOTICE TO THE CREDITORS
The creditors of the above-named Company are required, on or before
February 28th, 2006 to send their names and addresses and the particulars
of their debts of claims, and te names and addresses of their attorneys (if
any to Craig A. Gomez the Liquidjtor ol the -aid Company at The Deanery
Cumberland Hill Street. PO Bo\ N- o i. Na -sji, The Bahamas, telephone;
number 242-356-1--I or ta\ numhier .l4-.n5-4125. The creditors may
be required by notice in \. ring roni the said Liquidator, by his Attorneys
or personally, to come in and prove their said debts or claims at the office
'f the Liquidator at such time and shall be specified in such notice. If in
default thereof they will be excluded from the benefit of any distribution
made'before such debts are proved. .
CRAIG A. GOMEZ
Liquidator



Legal Notice

NOTICE


ESSO DEEPWATER (THREE) LIMITED

Creditors having debts or claims against the above-named
Company are required to send particulars thereof to the
undersigned c/o P.O. Box N-624, Nassau, Bahamas on or
before 6th February, A.D., 2006. In default thereof they will
be excluded from the benefit of any distribution made by the
Liquidator.

Dated the 10th day of January, A.D., 2006.

K. Floyd
Liquidator
233 Benmar Drive
Houston, Texas 77060, U.S.A.


SYZ & CO Bank & Trust LTD. invites qualified applicants for the position of:

Client Relationship

Manager, Front Office
The successful candidate would be in charge of client relationship, client marketing and asset
management. He must meet the following requirements:
" Proven experience in a similar position
" Bachelor degree in Finance or similar field (CFA or MBA would be an asset)
" Perfect expertise in modem asset management techniques and in the private banking sector
" Portfolio of existing clients
" Excellent command of Spanish, Portuguese and English, and good knowledge of the Latin
American market.

* Extensive travel to South America
* Ability to work independently

If you would like to participated actively in the success of our Bank, and join a dynamic team
with excellent benefits, please apply. A significant portion of the total remuneration will be
based on performance.

Absolutely no telephone calls will be accepted.
Please send your resume and two (2) letters of reference to:
SYZ & CO Bank & Trust LTD. *Human Resources Manager.
Bayside Executive Park P.O. Box N-1089 Nassau, Bahamas


airport management have been
going on for 10-11 months, and
multiple business sources told
The Tribune that the Prime
Minister was likely to
announce the deal this week
on January 10 to coincide with
Majority Rule Day. However,
no announcement was forth-
coming.
Among the issues that have
resulted in protracted talks are
likely to have been the level of
control YVRAS was looking
for the Government to relin-
quish, and over NIA's retail
and restaurant concessions, an
area where the Canadian oper-
ator makes a large chunk of its
money.
Contract
Negotiations on the contract,
which will be for between 15
to 25 years, are likely to see
YVRAS manage construction


of a $200 million terminal
under a build/operate/transfer
arrangement, and enhance
NIA's commercial venues and
US pre-clearance facilities.
YVRAS is no stranger to
either the BOT arrangement
in the Caribbean.
It already has a 30-year con-
tract, as part of a consortium,
to manage and develop Sang-
ster International Airport in
Montego Bay, Jamaica. As part
of the arrangement it will
expand the existing terminal
facility to a capacity of six mil-
lion passengers, requiring an
investment of about $200 mil-
lion over the contract's lifes-
pan. YVRAS operates 14 air-
ports in five different countries,
including Providenciales Inter-
national Airport in Turks &
Caicos, where it has a 15-year
contract to manage the termi-
nal, Santiago in Chile and six
Dominican Republic Airports.


Legal Notice

NOTICE

ESSO DEEPWATER (TWO) LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) ESSO DEEPWATER (TWO) LIMITED is in dissolution
under the provisions of the International Business Companies
Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the
9th day of January, 2006 when its Articles of Dissolution
were submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is K. Floyd of 233
Benmar Drive, Houston, Texas 77060, U.S.A.

Dated the 10th day of January. A.D., 2006.

HARRY B. SANDS, LOBOSKY MANAGEMENT CO. LTD
Attorneys for the above-named Company



Legal Notice

NOTICE


ESSO DEEPWATER (TWO) LIMITED

Creditors having debts or claims against the above-named
Company are required to send particulars thereof to the
undersigned c/o P.O. Box N-624, Nassau, Bahamas on or:
before 6th February. A.D., 2006. In default thereof they will:
be excluded from the benefit of any distribution made by the,
Liquidator.

Dated the 10th day of January, A.D., 2006.

K. Floyd
Liquidator
233 Benmar Drive
Houston, Texas 77060, U.S.A.


Legal Notice

NOTICE

ESSO DEEPWATER (THREE) LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) ESSO DEEPWATER (THREE) LIMITED is in
dissolution under the provisions of the International
Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the
9th day of January, 2006 when its Articles of Dissolution
were submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is K. Floyd of 233
Benmar Drive, Houston, Texas 77060, U.S.A.

Dated the 10th day of January, A.D., 2006.

HARRY B. SANDS, LOBOSKY MANAGEMENT CO. LTD
Attorneys for the above-named Company


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main impediments to the
gro\ ih' oh l ;1 Baihamian e-conm-
merce indu of Cmmerc ll e i ci\eCli\e direc-
tor '.aid
\ddre-.sino ja National
T.'urs11mn ( o-nference master
cla'i on ho l tmlchnolog\ could
be t.ILd to diii\ the iourismn
busi ,.-. Mr Philip Simon ,aid
tlat rjthc'i th.n access. educa-
tion \, as among the main
c'hi.ticlcs to B3ahamain e-com-
xi(erce
-The cost ot aIcces'-' had been
l4iignlicantl) reduced through
competition beie\cen the likes
'oI Cable Bahamas' Coral a\'e
ind BTC's DSL products, plus
itc llite connect \ itit. but Mr
Simon sjid: "There is a discon-
nrct bert\een what can be and
i;lat is. and that disconnect is
tirsi and toremosit the ability)
of \i-un'i Bah.,mlins it use the
technology .
Concerted
S".\ concerted etort must be
placcJd on dJeeloping the tech-
ni-.l .ind \ocaiional skills nec-
e-'.i 1 \ t keep pace \\1ith indu.-
ti\ .ind t,.l-chinolog\ As such,
the lIc els of general literacy\
End computer lterac\ must
c.i\ ..o Il.. i pe di ent."
rAnoth-I "'mipediment" w\s


the absence of a mechanism to
pa' for, settle and clear e-com-
merce transactions in the
Bahamas.
Mr Simon added: "I speak
specifically to the hesitation -
and some would say flat out
refusal of clearing banks to
offer Internet Merchant
Accounts, which is a key ingre-
dient to doing business online
locally.
Reasons
"For various reasons, I sup-
pose. local banks are not pre-
pared to expense the necessary
resources on infrastructure, set-
up and operations to settle
Internet transactions.
"-ItI would seem a bit baffling
and di ergent to the goals
described earlier, given the
abilin ot the banks to estab-
lish the system. But even in the
growing criticism of banks rel-
ative to them being risk-averse
or not innovative, there are
some \alid points to their hes-
itation.
Mr Simon said the size of the
potential Bahamian e-com-
merce market, viability of the
project and hrmuled use of cred-
it cards for e-commerce, were
all reasons why the commer-
cial banks might hesitate.
Ho\weer. the Chamber's
executive director said the
"heart of the matter" was for
Bahamians companies to start
developing sustainable, viable
e-goods and services.
He added: "What truly is the
opportunity and what are we
selling? It's us -our culture, our
experiences. our sern ice. our
location and our people.


"Technology is the facilita-
tor. doing business online
opens up the market and it
does have the potential to dri-
ve our business of tourism
where it needs to be."
Mr Simon said he believed
information and communica-
tions technology was the lead-
ing driver of 21st century glob-
alisation, and it was "almost
impossible to successfully exist
in business today without it".
He added that this technolo-
gy had the ability to empower
or destroy Bahamian compa-
nies, and was transforming the
way in which business was
done, how firms delivered
products and services, and who
they competed against.
"But the bottom line is still
business, and if you're in busi-
ness that means you have a
product or a service to trade.
and the underlying principles
for success remains the same."
Mr Simon said.
Point
"I believe this point must be
made upfront not as a deter-
rent to pursuing e-commerce,
but to highlight the inherent
difficulties of creating success-
ful business ventures made of
brick and mortar, and to stress
that the 'e' in front of e-com-
merce or e-business is rendered
meaningless in the absence of
sound business techniques and
fundamentals.
"Additionally. elen in the
presence of such business mod-
els. the successful implementa-
tion of an electronic applica-
tion or platform does not nec-
essarilN follow."


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,. Press Release


Telephone: 356-2070 P.O. Box N-7508 Nassau, Bahamas

UNCOLLECTED SHORT-TERM BENEFIT CHEQUESNEW PROVIDENCE LOCAL OFFICE

152 Short-Term Benefit Cheques Await Collection By Eligible Claimants. All Claims Were Processed in New Providence.

The names of persons with outstanding cheques are listed below. These persons are requested to collect their cheque(s) from the Cashier's
Department, located on the Ground Floor of the National Insurance Board's Building in Jumbey Village, Baillou Hill Road, between 9:15
am 4:45 pm on weekdays.

Claimants are asked to collect their cheque(s) in person and to produce photo identification.


Lennox McCartey (Mr.)
Director
NAM NIB # NA ME


ADDERLEY, Andrea
ADDERLEY, Lesea
ALLEN, Leonardo, Jr.
ALMIRA, Dindo
BAIN, Catherine
BAIN, Cleo
BAIN, Indiana
BAIN, Mona
BANTON, Maggie
BARNETT, John
BASTIAN,Andia
BEAUCHARD, Sylvanie
BETHELL, Cheryl
BLYDEN, Tamika
BRENNEN, Winnifred
BUTLER, Reginald
CAMPBELL, Donald
CARDET, Julio
CINEUS, Rigot
CLARKE, lan
CLEAR, Cloann
COLLIE, Juffure
COMARCHO, Lavardo
COOPER, Louise
CROSSGILL, Bianca
CUNNINGHAM, Adelphos
CURTIS, Shawn
DARLING, Dorothea
DAWKINS, Muriel


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DEAN, Frances
DEAN, Janette
DECOSTA, Letamae
DEVEAUX, Edvardo
FARRINGTON, Michelle
FAWKES.Omar
FEASTE, Dena
FERGUSON, Albert
FERGUSON, Krisna
FERNANDER, Dorese
FINLEY, Amette
FORBES, Sherral
FORBES, Torrey
FRANCIS, Taneel
GARDINER, Lavern
HENFIELD, Jermell
HEPBURN, Stephen
HUNT, Lavern
JEFFER, Jackson
JOHNSON, Michelle
JOHNSON, Ronell
JOSEPH, Marjorie
KELLY, Kelsene
KEMP, Clarise
KNOWLES, James
KNOWLES, Melanie
KNOWLES, Randolph
KONGAL-TAYLOR, Cynthia
MAIS, Madge


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MAJOR, Anieka
MARCHE, Schevon
MARTIN, Pierre
McALPINE, Arlene
McGREGOR-BODIE, Annemieker
MciNTOSH, Carla
McKINNEY, Xavien
McPHEE, Gloria
McPHEE, James
MILLER, Ruby
MINNIS, Muriel
MOSS, Yvonne
MOXEY,Andrea
MURPHY, Hudon
NAIRN,lndera
NEELY, Newton
NEWRY, Colbert
ORENUS, Julian
PAUL, Sophia
PEARCE, Felix
PEARCE, Philippa
PERPALL, Vernekia
PINDER, Canvis
PRICE, Anthony
RAMSEY, Vanita
RECKLEY, Tracy
ROBERTS, Lelah
ROLLE, Bryan
ROLLE, Charlotte


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ROLLE, Jason
ROLLE, Johann
ROLLE, Lavern
ROLLE, Monique
ROLLE, Samuel
ROLLE, Shelly
SAUNDERS-PRATT, Thurza
SEALY, Nestaea
SIMEUS, Celaner
SIMMONS, Roderick
SMITH, Curlene
SMITH, Frankie
SPENCE, John
STUBBS, Marilyn
STUBBS, Neoshe
STURRUP, Leander
STURRUP, Winifred
STYLES, Carla
SWEETING, Desiree
SWEETING, Rico
TAYLOR, Derecka
TAYLOR, Idamae
WEISE, Tamico
WILKINSON, Holley
WILLIAMS, Jeremy
WILMORE, Shalton
WOODSIDE, Cleopatra


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Seventeen finalists


THE Ministry of Tourism's
Cacique Awards programme.
which takes place today, has 17
finalists. The nominees for Hotel
Employee of the Year are Dena
Burnside. food and beverage
cashier. Nassau Beach Resort:
Angela George, kitchen co-ordi-
nator, Radisson Cable Beach


Resort: Wilbert Knowles, door
handler. Atlantis.
In the Super\'isor of the Year
category. the nominees 'lar
Jacqueline Evans. assistant night
housekeeper. Wyndham Nassau
Resort: Stephanie Leadon. secu-
rity supervisor. Radisson Cable
Beach: and Raymond Lowe,


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


2005
CLE/qui/00805


IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF LOVE HILL
ESTATES COMPANY LIMITED

AND

IN THE MATTER OF THE QUIETING TITLES ACT, 1959

AND

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land
together comprising of 200 acres of property more or less on the
Settlement situate at Love Hill on the Island of Andros one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and having such
position shapes marks and boundaries as are shown on the plan
filed herein and thereon coloured Pink.


NOTICE

The Petition of LOVE HILL ESTATES COMPANY LIMITED
a company incorporated under the Laws of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas in respect of:-

ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land together comprising of
200 acres of property more or less on the settlement situate at
Love Hill on the Island of Andros one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

The Petitioner LOVE HILL ESTATES COMPANY LIMITED
claims to be the owner of the fee simple estate in possession of
the tract of land hereinbefore described free from encumbrances.

And the Petitioner has made application to the Supreme Court of
the aforementioned Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Section
3 of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959, in the above action, to have
his title to the said tract of land investigated and the nature and
extent thereof determined and declared in a Certificate of Title
to be granted in accordance with the provisions of the said Act.

Notice is hereby given that any person having a Dower or a right
to Dower or an Adverse Claim or claim not recognized in the
Petition shall on or before the expiration of Twenty-one (211) days
after the final publication of these presents file in the said Registry
of the Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioner or the undersigned
a Statement of his claim in the prescribed form verified by an
Affidavit to be filed therewith. Failure of any such person to file
and serve a Statement of his Claim on or before the expiration
of Twenty-one (21) days after the final publication of these
presents shall operate as a bar to such claims.

Copies of the said plan may be inspected during normal working
hours at the Registry of the Supreme Court, East Street North,
Nassau, N.P. Bahamas, the Office of the Local Administrator's
Office at Fresh Creek, Andros, the Chambers of Messrs Evans &
Co., Samuel H. Evans House, Christie and Shirley Streets, Nassau,
Bahamas.

DATED the I Ith day of January A.D.. 2006.

EVANS AND CO.
Chambers
Samuel H. Evans House
Shirley & Christie Streets
Nassau, Bahamas


Attorneys for the Petitioner


maintenance manager, Green
Turtle Club.
The Sales Executive of the
Year finalists are Keith Cooper,
director of resort sales, Old
Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht
Harbour: and Marva Munroe,
director of sales for Pelican Bay.
Finalists in the Chef of the
Year, a category awarded in co-
operation with the Bahamas Culi-
nary Association, are Ezra Rus-
sell, executive chef at Old
Bahama Bay Resort and Yacht
Harbour; Jason McBride, sous
chef, Radisson Cable Beach
Resort: and Rosemary Sinclair,
executive sous chef, Atlantis.
The manager of the year final-
ists are Ricardo Brown, director
of public areas, Atlantis; David
Farrington, director of restau-
rants, Lyford Cay Club; and Avis
Miller, hotel manager, Treasure
Cay Hotel Resort & Marina.
The nominees for Hotelier of
the Year are Robert Kramm,
chief operating officer and senior
vice-president, Old Bahama Bay
Resort & Yacht Harbour; Paul
O' Neil, chief executive at Kerzn-
cr International (Bahamas); and
Earle Bethell, general manager
at the Nassau Beach Hotel.


* SALES EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR Earle Bethell, Bahamas Hotel Association (BHA) pres
ident; Michael Hooper, BHA senior vice-president; Keith Cooper, director of resort sales. Ol~
Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour; and Marva Munroe, director of sales for Pelican Bay.
....... . ... ... ... ... .. ..... ... .. .... ,.--. .a~ ,,: f


*1 UBS
UBS Trustees (Bahamas) Ltd., a leading international
trust company, is presently looking for a


Trust Officer

This position is open to candidates with the following
minimum requirements:

Qualifications
* Bachlor's degree in a relevant discipline;
* Post graduate degree in law and/ or a STEP
designation;
* Several years experience in an offshore trust
company:
* Ability to speak a second language is a plus;
* Extensive PC knowledge

Personal qualities
* Good analytical, organisational and
communication skills:
* Committed to service excellence:
* Able to work on own initiative;
* Positive and flexible attitude;
* Teamplayer

Interested persons meeting the above criteria should
apply in writing, enclosing a full resume with cover
letter to:

UBS Trustees (Bahamas) Ltd.
Human Resources
P.O.Box N7757
Nassau, Bahamas


* EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR FINALISTS: Earle Bethell,
Bahamas Hotel Association (BHA) president; Michael Hooper,
senior vice-president; Angela George, kitchen co-ordinatoi,
Radisson Cable Beach Resort; Wilbert Knowles, door handler,
Atlantis; Dena Burnside, food and beverage cashier, Nassau,
Beach Resort.





pC


Vacancy for Sales Manager


Del Sol is a growing company with two locations in Nassau.
We are committed to creating fun, joy smiles and memories for
everyone under the sun.

The successful individual should possess the following:-

- Educated to a degree level preferably but not essential with
concentration in Business, Marketing or Tourisum.
- Experience in Retail or Tourism a plus but not necessary.
- Strong leadership and coaching skills.
- Ability to deal tactfully with customers, clients and suppliers.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
- Commitment to customer service excellence.
- Knowledge of PC skills (MS Word, MS Excel).
- Must be highly energetic, a people's person and self motivated.
- Must have strong sales ability and is able to manage with out
any supervision.

We offer good benefits and salary is commensurate with
experience and education.

Interested persons please submit a cover letter and your resume
no later than 20 January 2006 via:

Fax: 323-4622/ 356-4514 or
e-mail: anissa@delsol.bs


Exuma-Based Developer
seeking qualified professionals for the
following positions:


1) Financial Construction Manager/Quantity
Surveyor a quantity surveyor or equivalent
with duties including estimating new projects,
financial control and management of current and
future projects; valuing change orders, assessing
contracts, materials procurement, etc.

2) Architect/Draftsman an in-house licensed
architect or draftsman with duties to include
contract management, AUTCAD drawings and
variations, site inspections and construction
coordination and supervision.

Attractive remunerations package, accommodations
and transportation provided.

Please fax your cover letter and resume in
confidence to fax : (242) 327-1569



POSITION AVAILABLE


AIR AMBULANCE SERVICES LTD.
The premier emergency air ambulance in The
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Turks & Caicos
& South Florida.

Requires: Full Time/Part Time Registered Nurses
& Paramedics.
Qualifications:
i) Must have at least three years experience
ii) Significant postgraduate experience i.e. critical
care
iii) Competent in procedural skills i.e.

a) Advance Cardiolife Support
b) emergency Management of Trauma
c) IV Insertion
d) Interpretation of ECG & Defibrillator

iv) Excellent Communication Skills

Attractive Compensation Package

Please send resume to:

ADMINISTRATOR
Air Ambulance Services Ltd.
P.O. Box N 1043
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: 242-362-0274
Email: admin@aaslifeflight.com
Email: admin@aaslifeflight.com


The Town Court Management Company (hereafter "the
company") invites offers for the purchase ALL THAT Unit
Number B-26 of The Town Court Condominiums situated
on Nassau Street in the Western District of the Island of
New Providence being a two bedroom/one bath apartment
unit together with ALL THAT 1.60% share in the common
property of the Condominiums.

The Company makes no representations or warranties with
respect to the state of repair of the building situate thereon.

The Company will sell under Power of Sale contained in
a Declaration of Condominium of Town Court
Condominiums dated 8th October 1979 which is recorded
in Book 3189 at pages 366 to 405.

TERMS: Ten percent (10%) of the purchase price at the
time of contract and the balance upon completion within
Sixty (60) days of contract.

This sale is subject to reserve price. The Company reserves
the right to reject any and all offers.

Interested persons may submit written offers addressed to
the Attorney SSS, P.O. Box N-272, Nassau, Bahamas to be
received no later than the close of business on the 31st day
of January, A.D., 2006.


NOTICE OF SALE


THE TRIBUNE


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FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2006, PAUGE /


THF TRIRIINF


for Cacique


* MANAGER OF THE YEAR Earle Bethell, Bahamas Hotel
Association (BHA) president; Michael Hooper, BHA senior E CHEF FINALISTS: Earle Bethell, Bahamas Hotel Association
vice-president; Ricardo Brown, director of public areas, Atlantis; (BHA) president; Michael Hooper, BHA senior vice-president;
Avis Miller, hotel manager, Treasure Cay Hotel Resort & Man- Jason McBride, sous chef, Radisson Cable Beach Resort; Rose-
na; and David Farrington, director of restaurants, Lyford Cay Club mary Sinclair, executive sous chef, Atlantis; Ezra Russell, execu-
tive chef at Old Bahama Bay Resort and Yacht Harbour.


NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that MS. SHANA JACQUES, HOPE
SUBDIVISION, 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 6TH day of JANUARY, 2006
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box
N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.














NOTICE


NOTICE is hereby given that WILLERT MOISE, ROBINSON ROAD,
NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen
of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send a
written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 5TH day of JANUARY, 2006 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama,
Bahamas.




KINGSWAY

ACADEMY



HIGH SCHOOL ENTRANCE
EXAMINATION


Kingsway Academy High School
will hold its entrance examination on

Saturday, January 14, 2006
at the School on Bernard Road from
8:00a.m. 1:30p.m.
for students wishing to enter grades

7,8,9,10 and 11.


Applications are available at the
High School Office and should be
completed and returned to the school by
Friday, January 13, 2006.


For further information please call,

324-8811, 324-3409 or 324-6269.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that EVESTER O. BAILEY, JOANS
HEIGHTS, WEST, P.O. BOX SB-50196, 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 6TH day of JANUARY,
2006 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.






ATTENTION!!!
Lease & Bakery Business For Sale
In High Traffic Mall
Tel: 424-4126 or 357-4298



NOTICE

KLEENAIR SYSTEMS
INTERNATIONAL, INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company is in
dissolution, commencing on the 6th day of January, 2006. Articles
of Dissolution have been duly registered by the Registrar. The
Liquidator is Paul A. Gomez, P.O.Box N-8285. Nassau, The
Bahamas.
All persons having Claims against the above-named Company
are required on or before the 11th day of February, 2006 to send
their names and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims
to the Liquidators of the Company or, in default thereof, they
may be excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before
such debts are proved.
Dated this 11th day of January, 2006
PAUL A. GOMEZ
Liquidator



NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF LULA MCKIE late of 7316
Manatee Avenue West Bradenton, Florida, USA and also
of Thompson Bay in the Island of Long Island in the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

Deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any claims
against the above-named Estate are required, on or before
the 12th day of March 2006 to send their names and
addresses, and particulars of their debts or claims, to the
undersigned, and if so required by notice in writing from
the undersigned, to come in and prove such debts or claims,
or in default thereof they will be excluded from the benefit
of any distribution AND all persons indebted to the said
Estate are asked to pay their respective debts to the
undersigned at once.

AND NOTICE is hereby also given that at the expiration.
of the mentioned above, the assets of the late LULA MCKIE
will be distributed among the persons entitled thereto having
regard only to the claims of which the Executor shall then
have had notice.

Dated this 12th day of January, 2006.

C/o PYFROM & CO
Attorneys for the Executor
NO. 58 Shirley Street,
P.O. Box N-8958,
Nassau, N.P., Bahamas.


Awards


* SUPERVISOR OF THE YEAR Earle Bethell, Bahamas
Hotel Association (BHA) president; Michael Hooper, BHA
senior vice-president; Stephanie Leadon, security supervisor,
Radisson Cable Beach; Jacqueline Evans, assistant night house-
keeper, Wyndham Nassau Resort; and Raymond Lowe, mainte-
nance manager, Green Turtle Club.


NOTICE
IN THE MATTER OF LEADENHALL BANK & TRUST
COMPANY LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)
AND
IN THE MATTER OF THE COMPANIES ACT 1992
NOTICE OF THE CREDITORS MEETING

The creditors of the above-named Company are requested to attend a
Creditors Meeting on the 23rd day of January, 2006 at the British Colonial
Hilton Hotel at 2:00 pm. The purpose of the meeting is to update the
creditors of the captioned Company on the status of the liquidation to date
and on matters relevant and to facilitate the election of a Creditors'
Committee that will liaise with the Liquidator during the period of the
liquidation.

Please make every effort to attend either personally or to be represented
by an attorney.
CRAIG A. GOMEZ
Liquidator



NOTICE

C-MAX ADVANTAGE FUND LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company is in
dissolution, commencing on the 14th day of January, 2005.
Articles of Dissolution have been duly registered by the Registrar.
The Liquidator is Paul A. Gomez, P.O.Box N-8285, Nassau, The
Bahamas.
All persons having Claims against the above-named Company
are required on or before the 11th day of February, 2006 to send
their names and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims
to the Joint Liquidators of the Company or, in default thereof,
they may be excluded from the benefit of any distribution made
before such debts are proved.
Dated this 11th day of January, 2006
PAUL A. GOMEZ
Liquidator









"Teach Me. 0 tLor, Thy Way"..Psalm 119:33

TEACHING VACANCIES

Temple Christian High School
Shirley Street
Invites applications from qualified Christian teachers for the
following positions .for the 2006-2007 school year:
Health Science (Gr. 7-9)
Agriculture (Gr. 7-9)
Religious Knowledge/ Bible (Gr. 7-9)
Applicants must:
A. Be a practicing born-again Christian who is willing to
subscribe to the Statetient of Faith of Temple Christian
School.
B. Have a Bachelor's degree in Education or higher from
a recognized College or University in the area of
specialization.
C. Have a valid Teacher's Certificate or Diploma.
D.. Have at least two years teaching experience in the
Relevant subject area with excellent communication
skills.
E. Applicants must have the ability to prepare students
for all examinations to the BJC/BGCSE levels.
F. Be willing to participate in the high school's extra
curricular programmes.
Application must be picked up at the High School Office on
Shirley and be returned immediatley with a full curriculum vitae,
recent coloured photograph and three references to:
Mr. Neil Hamilton
The Principal
Temple Christian High School
P.O.Box N-1566
Nassau, Bahamas


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MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND AVIATION


.PORT DEPARTMENT


Notice Of Sitting For New Providence Port Authority Board
To Consider Application For Licence Under The Boat Registration
Act Chapter (277)

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the New Providence Port Authority Board for
New Providence and the Family Islands will be held at the Port Administration
Building Prince George Wharf on the 26thJanuary, 2006 at 3:00pm for the purpose
of granting Licenses under The Boat Registration Act Chapter (277)

Any person entitled to and wishing to object to any application should do so at least
six (6) day before the date of the hearing by submitting his/her objections in writing to
the Board and to the applicant.

Persons attending the meeting on behalf of an applicant must produce written
CkAthorization at the meeting.

Applicants for renewals are not required to attend, unless they have received written
notification from the New Providence Port Authority.

The under mentioned persons have applied for grant of licenses as specified below:

RENEWAL JET SKI NEW PROVIDENCE


NP: 157 ATE




NP: 133 ATE



NP: 144 ATE



NP: 915 NSB



NP: 912 NSB



NP: 914 NSB


NP: 913 NSB



NP: 918 NSB


Bain Vivian
P.O. Box SB-52224
Nassau, Bahamas


Bain Vivian
P.O. Box SB-52224
Nassau, Bahamas *

Bain Vivian
P.O.Box SB-52224
Nassau, Bahamas

Bannister Pedro
Nassau, Bahamas


Bannister Levan
Nassau, Bahamas


Bannister Pedro
Nassau, Bahamas

Bannister Pedro
Nassau, Bahamas


Bannister Pedro
Nassau, Bahamas


N: 919 NSB Bannister Pedro
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 809 BSC



NP: 632 ATW



NP: 631 ATW



NP: 655 ATW





NP: 729 RCB




NP: 728 RCB




NP: 813 BSC




NP: 810 BSC




NP: 812 BSC




NP: 811 BSC





NP: 104 ATE




NP: 156 ATE


Bastian Keith
Nassau, Bahamas


Campbell Al
Nassau, Bahamas


Campbell Al
Nassau, Bahamas


Davis Edith
Nassau, Bahamas




Duncombe Samuel
P.O.Box CB-13211
Nassau, Bahamas


Duncombe Samuel
P.O.Bdx CB-13211
Nassau, Bahamas


Flex Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas



Flex Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas



Flex Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas



Fkex Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas




Johnson Cedric
P.O.Box N-3426
Nassau, Bahamas


Johnson Cedric
P.O.Box N-3426
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT NAME

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski
No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski



No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski



No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


CLASS PASS

D 2




D 2



D 2



D 2



D 2



D 2


D 2



D 2



D 2



D 2



D 2



D 2



D 2





D 2




D 2




D 2




D 2
D 2


D 2





D 2




D 2


USE

Rental




Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental


Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental





Rental




Rental




Rental




Rental




Rental




Rental





Rental




Rental


NP: 155 ATE




NP: 110 ATE




NP: 109 ATE




NP: 103 ATE





NP: 102 ATE




NP: 123 ATE




NP: 724 RCB



NP: 725 RCB



NP: 501 SAN



NP: 500 SAN



NP: 500 SAN



NP: 905 NSB



NP: 651 ATW


NP: 650 ATW


NP: 625 ATW


NP: 626 ATW


NP: 513


NP: 653 ATW


NP: 656 ATW


NP: 654 ATW


NP: 652 ATW


NP: 654 ATW


Johnson Cedric
P.O. Box N-3426
Nassau, Bahamas


Johnson Cedric
P.O. Box N-3426
Nassau, Bahamas


Johnson Cedric
P.O. Box N-3426
Nassau, Bahamas


Jacjerijonber
Watersports
P.O.Box CR-55350
Nassau, Bahamas


Jacjenonber
Watersports
P.O.Box CR-55350
Nassau, Bahamas

Jacjenonber
Watersports
P.O.Box CR-55350
Nassau, Bahamas

Lewis Edmund
Nassau, Bahamas


Lewis Edmund
Nassau, Bahamas


Marc Christie
Nassau, Bahamas


Marc Christie
Nassau, Bahamas


Marc Christie
Nassau, Bahamas


Moss Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


Reno Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Reno Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Reno Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Reno Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

Sands Rodino
Nassau, Bahamas

Taylor Dwayne
Nassau, Bahamas

Taylor Dwayne
Nassau, Bahamas

Taylor Dwayne
Nassau, Bahamas

Taylor Dwayne
Nassau, Bahamas

T.V. Watersports
P.O.Box N-10719
Nassau, Bahamas


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski



No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft



No Name
9ft.


No Name
9ft


No Name
9ft


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name-
9ft
Jet Ski
No Name
9ft
Jet Ski
No Name
9ft
Jet Ski
No Name
9ft
Jet Ski
No Name
9ft
Jet Ski
No Name
9ft
Jet Ski
No Name
9ft
Jet Ski
No Name
9ft
Jet Ski
No Name
9ft
Jet Ski
No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


D 2




D 2




D 2




D 2





D 2




D 2




D 2



D 2



D 2



D 2



D 2



D 2



D 2


D. 2


D 2


D 2


D 2


D 2


D 2


D 2


D 2


D 2


NEW JET SKI FOR NEW PROVIDENCE


REG. NO APPLICANT


NB/01/06 Blades Carl
P.O.Box GT-2009
Nassau, Bahamas


NB/02/06 Blades Carl
P.O.Box GT-2009
Nassau, Bahamas


N/B03/06 Blades Carl
P.O.Box GT-2009
Nassau, Bahamas,


NB/04/06 Blades Carl
P.O.Box GT-2009
Nassau, Bahamas

NB/05/0 Blades Carl
NB/0506 P.O.Box GT-2009
Nassau, Bahamas


NB/06/06 Blades Carl
P.O.Box GT-2009
Nassau, Bahamas


NB/07/06


Blades Carl
P.O.Box GT-2009
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT
NAME

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


CLASS PASS


REG. NO APPLICANT


Rental




Rental




Rental




.Rental





Rental




Rental




Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental


Rental


Rental


Rental


Rental


Rental


Rental


Rental


Rental


Rental


USE


Rental



Rental





Rental



Rental




Rental




Rental


Rental








FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2006, PAGE 9B


THE TRIBUNE BUSINESS


N-B/08/06 Blades Carl
P.O.Box GT-2009
Nassau, Bahamas

NB/09/06 Blades Carl
P.O.Box GT-2009
Nassau, Bahamas

Blades Carl
NB/10/06 P.O.Box GT-2009
Nassau, Bahamas

NB/ 11/06 Cunningham Edward
& Cyprian
P.O.Box N-10515

NB/12/06 Cunningham
Edward & Cyprian
P.O. Box N-10515
Nassau, Bahamas


NB/13/06 Reno Watersport
P.O.Box SB-51528
Nassau, Bahamas


NB/14/06 Reno Watersports
P.O.Box SB-51528
Nassau, Bahamas

N/B12/06 Johnson Bircel
Nassau, Bahamas


N/B13/06 Treco Dwayne
P.O. Box N-1641
Nassau, Bahamas


REG NO

NP: 652 ATW


APPLICANT BOAT NAME CLASS


Demeritte Demar
Nassau, Bahamas


No Name
9ft


GOERMET OTCE


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet ski

No Name
911
. Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski




Waverunner
10ft




Waverunner
10ft


Banana Boat
17ft


Chaser II
S3711


Rental


Rental


Rental


Rental




Rental






Rental





Rental




Charter



Charter


NP: 6282 Dean R. Erest
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 888


Half Moon Cay
Nassau, Bahamas


NPW 6546 Treco Dwayne
P.O.Box N-1641
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 2716



NP: 6358



NP: 6416



NP: 6323


NP: 1942


Patton Levitus
P.O. Box CR-54999
Nassau, Bahamas

Tumquest Peter &
Yvettte
Nassau, Bahamas

First Class Fishing
Charter
Nassau, Bahamas

Williams Yelverton
Nassau, Bahamas

Citsejam Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 4850 Rolle Patrick
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 2119 Turmquest Peter &
Yvette
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 211


Johnson Michael &
Cathrine
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6613 Smith Brian
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 221


NP: 357


Burrow Bernard
Nassau, Bahamas

Vacation in Paradise
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6550 Reno Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 148


NP: 6259


Cable Beach Resort
Nassau, Bahamas

Lewis A. Nigel
P.O.Box CB-11763
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6230 Lewis A. Nigel
P.O. Box CB-11763
Nassau, Bahamas.


NP: 6619



NP: 6334





NP: 6234


Lewis A. Nigel
P.O.Box CB-11763
Nassau, Bahamas

Lewis A. Nigel
P.O. Box CB-11763
Nassau, Bahamas


Islandworld Adventure
Ltd
P.O. Box N-7776
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6360 Rolle Michael
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6287





NP: 2548


Thriller Powerboat
Tours Ltd
P.O. Box SS-19343
Nassau, Bahamas


Smith D. Harry
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6404 Dean R. Ernest
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 980


Moxey Shipping Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6213 Small Daniel
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6551


Reno Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6557 Reno Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6558 Reno Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


M/V Gurth
Dean
11 ft


Half Moon
Clipper
96ft

Hunter II
26ft


MN Lady
Francis
85ft

Lady Simone



Martini on the
Rock
55ft

Mary Ann II
46ft

Majestic Lady
7211

Miss Deandra
Express I
44ft

Miss Philette
42 ft


My Own II
35ft


Netty
19ft

Pick Me
44ft

PHC I
30.8ft

Raison
17ft

Rescue Boat
15ft

Sea Horse I
53ft


Sea Horse I
63ft


Se Horse HI
65ft


Sea Horse III
65 ft





Tattoo
45ft



Time Out
21 ft

Thriller I
50ft




Uncle C
47 ft


M/V Legacy
160 ft


Captain Moxey
135 ft


Lady Small
45 ft


Meno
16ft
Banana Boat

Banana Boat
16ft


Banana Boat
16ft


A 12


A 90



B 4



A 12



B 155



A 11



B 73


B 380


B 48



B 75



B 40



B 8


A 16


B 24


B 7


B 2


A 60




A 130


A 130



A 130





A 30





B 10


A 48





B 70



A 12



A 12



B 80



B 6



B 12



B 12


RENEWAL MASTER LICENCE FAMILY ISLA


LICENCE #


6000



6486


6720


5099


NAME
Albury G. Donald
Spanih Wells, Eleuthera,

Albury K. Donald
Spanish Wells,Eleuthera

Higgs A. Johnathan
P.O.Box AB-20350
Abaco


Lockhart N. Carlton
P.O. Box F-40819
Freeport, Gmdbahama


USE

Rental


Jet Ski


NP: 603 ATW



NP: 654 ATW




REG NO

NB/01/06



N/B02/06



NB/03/06




N/B04/06




N/B05/06


Demeritte Demaro No Name D
Nassau, Bahamas 9ft
Jet Ski

Demeritte Demaro No Name D
Nassau, Bahamas 9ft
Jet Ski

NEW MASTER LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE
APPLICANT CLASS


Armbrister Albert
P.O.Box N-3733
Nassau, Bahamas

Clarke Lawson
P.O. Box n-1397
Nassau, Bahamas

Hanna Fredrick
P.O. Box SS-6092
Nassau, Bahamas


Major A. Jeremiah
P.O. Box N-9882
Nassau, Bahamas


Stubbs Arthur
Nassau, Bahamas


Rental



Rental


.A



A



B




B




B


RENEWAL BOAT LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE


REG NO APPLICANT


NP: 870



NP: 869


Cable Beach Resort
P.O.Box N-4914
Nassau, Bahamas

Cable Beach Resort
P.O.Box N-4914
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 2333 Pinder Phillip
P.O.Box SS-5338
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 1628


Pinder Phillip
P.O. Box SS-5338
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 3228 Pinder Phillip
P.O. Box SS- 5338
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6492 Munson Shipping Co
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 2199



NP: 218



NP: 646





NP: ~19



NP: 895


Clarke Alfred
Nassau, Bahamas


Bahamas Marine
Construction
Nassau, Bahamas

Island world
Adventure Ltd
P.O.Box N-7366
Nassau, Bahamas


Gomez Fredrick
Nassau, Bahamas


Cable Beach Resort
P.O.Box N- 4914
Nissau, Bahamas


NP: 2843 Flying Cloud Limited
P.O. Box SS-19052
Nassau,'Bahamas


BOAT NAME

AB# 2
14ft


AB#1



Born Free
45.511ft


Born Free II
34ft


Born Free III
45.5ft


Captain Emmett
15411


Daisy Star
50ft


Davy Joe
50ft


Eco Time
45ft




Evezone II
42ft


F#1
6ft


Flying Cloud
57ft


CLASS PASS

D 2



D 2



B 20



B 12



B 22



A 12



B 90



A 4



A 32





B 50



D 2



B 55


USE

Rental


Rental



Charter



Charter



Charter



Mail Boat



Ferry Boat



Tug Boat



Charter





Ferry Boat



Rental



Charter


Mail Boat


TRANSFER OF JET SKI LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE


Ferry Boat



SCharter



Mail Boat



Ferry Boat



Charter



Ferry Boat


Charter


Ferry Boat



Ferry Boat



Ferry Boat



Charter


Charter


Charter


Charter


Rescue


Charter




Charter


Charter



Charter





Charter





Charter


Charter





Ferry Boat



Ferry Boat



Mail Boat



Ferry Boat



Rental



Rental



Rental



ND

CLASS


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GOV- OTICE


7365




6699


NAME
Archer R. Anthony
P.O. Box N-392
Nassau, Bahamas

Albury D. Joseph
P. O. Box N-775
Nassau, Bahamas

Armbrister Lee
P. O. Box N-10840
Nassau, Bahamas


Burrows Bernard
P.O.box CB- 12662
Nassau, Bahamas

Burrows Carroll
Nassau, Bahamas

Burrows R. Edwin
P. O. Box SS-5755
Nassau, Bahamas

Bowe L. Michael
P. O. Box N- 901
Nassau, Bahamas


CLASS

A


A




A




B



B


A --: ..~)r


LICENCE #
8123



6141




6284



6677




6112


.6152



6628



6627



6157


Maxis Luna A
P.O. Box H- 45087
Freeport,Grandbham


Patton Joseph A
P.O. Box CR- 54999
Black Point, Exuna


Patton Leviticus A
Black Point, Exuma


Patton Robert A
P.O. Box CR- 54999
Black Point,Exuma


Pinder E. Gurney A
Spanish Wells,Eleuthera


Robert Kirkland
Spanish Wells,Eleuthera


Rose C. Willard A
FT. Lauderdale


Sands B. Darren A
Abaco


Stuart J. Matthew A
Bailey Town, Bimini

Stuart J. Matthew A
Bailey Town, Bimini

RENEWAL MASTER'S LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE


1564


6273


7295


7584


6790



6915



1277


6560



6277



7442


1559




1141




1744



7844



6921




7614




6491


7313



6581



1108



1644



1546



6742



7829




7230


8096





1561



6611



6601



7437



6509



6839



6912



6813



6137



6573



7964



7011


6240



6607



6274


Nassau, Bahamas

Smith J. John
Nassau, Bahamas

Saunders E.W. Scott
P.O. N-1401
Nassau, Bahamas
Taylor A. Stephen
P.O. Box N-10227
Nassau, Bahamas
Taylor Eldridge
P.O.Box EE-15008
Nassau, Bahamas


Joffre D. Cyril
P.O.Box N-8486
Nassau, Bahamas


Johnson Michael
P.O.Box.1-8924
Nassau, Bahamas


Josey Chauvlin
Nassau, Bahamas


Knowles C.Adam
P.O.Box SS-5719
Nassau, Bahamas

Mckinney B. Ishmael
P.O.Box N-7317
Nassau, Bahamas

Mckenzie D.Brian
Nassau, Bahamas


Miller Craig
P.O. Box SS-19052
Nassau, Bahamas

Miller B. Stephen
P.O. Box N-330
Nassau, Bahamas

Moncur C. Calvin
P.O. Box N-4341
Nassau, Bahamas

Moore L. David
P.O.Box SS-6172
Nassau, Bahamas

Moxey E. Lesardo
P.O. Box N-1947
Nassau, Bahamas

Moxey H. Boycel
P.O.Box N-1947
Nassau, Bahamas

Moxey M. Kevin
P.O.Box N-1947
Nassau, Bahamas

Moxey Lenox
P.O.Box SS-6168
Nassau, Bahamas

Moxey Lynden
P.O. Box CR- 55506
Nassau, Bahamas

Moyer A. Robert
P.O. Box SS-5755
Nassau, Bahamas

Munroe'A. Emmett
P.O. Box N-397
Nassau, Bahamas


Mullings S. Lincoln
P.O. Box CI-54533
Nassau, Bahamas

Munroe Jed
P.O. Box N-397
Nassau, Bahamas

Munroe Sean
P.O.Box N-397
Nassau, Bahamas

Pinder W. Phillip
P.O. Box Ss-5637
Nassau, Bahamas

Pratt Theron
P.O. Box SS- 5693
Nassau, Bahamas

Rolle A. Michael
P.O. Box SB-50762
Nassau, Bahamas

Sweeting Christopher
SP.O. Box N-1029
Nassau, Bahamas

Sweeting Stephen
P.O. Box N-10728
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Jack
P.O. Box N-433
Nassau, Bahamas

Smith L. Darren
Nassau, Bahamas

Smith L. Brian
P.O. Box N-7756
Nassau, Bahamas

Smith D. Harry
P. O. Box 5457
Nassau, Bahamas

Smith Nelson
P.O. Box N-8175
Nassau, Bahamas

Smith Andrew


6753


6753


A




B




A



A


A




B




A


A



A



A



A



A



A



A



A



A




A




A



A



B



A



A



B



A



A



A



B


B



B



A



A


A


A


A



B


Bowe J. Richard
P.O.Box N- 1437
Nassa Bahamas

Clarke Alfred
P.O. Box N-3346
Nassau, Bahamas

Claridge S. James
P.O.Box N-7776
Nassau, Bahamas

Cartwright C. Robert
P.O. Box N-9967
Nassau, Bahamas


Charlton Vereano
Nassau, Bahamas

Cartwright Jason
P.O.Box N-813
Nassau, Bahamas


Davis Elvis
P.O.Box N-949
Nassau, Bahamas


Davis Ezra
Nassau, Bahamas


Deveaux Reno
P.O.box SB-51528
Nassau, Bahamas


Ferguson Keith
P.O.Box N-9707
Nassau, Bahamas


Frost E. James
P.O.Box N-19153
Nassau, Bahamas


Gibson Leafred
Nassau, Bahamas


Gomez Fredrick
P.O.Box 5212
Nassau, Bahamas


Hutchinson A. Carlson
P.O.Box N-1531
Nassau, Bahamas


6187


8021



7430



6123


7173


6190



8150




6572




7617




2118



6095




1188


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GVRMTNTC


8064 Taylor J. Eric A
P.O. Box CR-54621
Nassau, Bahamas

8140 Treco M. Dwayne B
P.O. Box N-1641
Nassau, Bahamas

7960 Tumquest Jr Peter B
P. O. Box EE- 16187
Nassau, Bahamas

6475 Turnquest Sr. Peter A
P.O. Box EE-16187
Nassau, Bahamas

7099 Tumquest J. Sean A
P.O. Box SS- 19570
Nassau, Bahamas

6848 Wallce A. Lee A
P. O. Box CR- 55549
Nassau, Bahamas

7968 Wilson C. Dallas A
Nassau, Bahamas


7999 Watson Nikeo A
P. O. Box CB- 13126
Nassau, Bahamas



6730 Watkins Michael
P.O.Box N-3712 A
Nassau, Bahamas

Williams Yelverton
1034 P.O. Box CR-54939. B
Nassau, Bahamas

8047 Cartwright L. Antonio A
P.O.Box N-4242
Nassau, Bahamas


6901 Strachan F. Garth B
Nassau, Bahamas








Captain Anthony J. Aliens
Port Controller


Nassau 'doesn't stand out like


it should' for tourist trade


FROM page 1B

Paradise Island and Cable
Beach were likely to generate
vacation recommendations
from between 60-70 per cent of
visitors, this was well behind
many Family Island destina-
tions.
Based on 2005 first quarter
feedback from visitors, 82.6 per
cent of tourists visiting Harbour
Island were very likely to rec-
ommend the Bahamas to oth-
ers, with Abaco just behind at
82.5 per cent, Eleuthera at 82.1
per cent and Treasure Cay at
79.5 per cent.
Mr Young said the reason
Family Island visitors were
more likely to recommend the
Bahamas as a destination to
others was because "they have
some natural advantages Nas-
sau and Freeport can't quite
compete with. They have the
best oceans and beaches."
However, he added: "There
are some areas that can be
worked on here to close that
gap."
Mr Young said the leading
complaint for visitors to both
Nassau and the Family Islands
was high prices and things being
too expensive. Other areas of


weakness were not getting the
level of service expected, a lack
of cleanliness with some desti-
nations found to be dirty, a lack
of nightlife, restaurants and
activities, and the need for bet-
ter airports and infrastructure.
"Every place has its particular
problems and we need to
address them," Mr Young said.
Out of 400 tourists inter-
viewed in March 2005, some
72.4 per cent had taken taxis.
Out of this figure, some 15.1 per
cent had complained.
Of the complaints, some 18.8
per cent said taxis were too
expensive, 10 per cent said they
found their rides unsafe, and
18.8 per cent said the driver
overcharged them.
On the cruise ship front, Mr
Young said that 22.5 per cent
of cruise visitors interviewed in
March 2005 said Nassau was
better than other Caribbean
cruise ports visited, 33.5 per cent
said it was the same, 11.3 per
cent thought it was worse, and
32.7 per cent had no opinion.
He added that the last figure
showed there was a lack of
emotional connection, meaning
that Nassau as a cruise port
"doesn't stand out as it should
from other destinations".
Some 22 per cent of cruise


ship passengers interviewed said
they wanted to spend more time
in Nassau, but the fact that only
23 per cent felt there was
enough shopping variety on Bay
Street was "very low".
"They should be connecting
with that and seeing this as the
best place to shop in the
Caribbean," Mr Young said.
Patrick Schneider, Royal
Caribbean Cruise Lines'
account manager for shore
excursions, acknowledged that
Nassau was often a "very short
stay" due to the way cruise ship
itineraries were worked out.
Royal Caribbean brought one
million passengers to the
Bahamas per year, including
800,000 to Nassau, and Mr
Schneider said the first impres-
sions cruise visitors received on
Bay Street could "make or
break" whether the Bahamas
could generate more tourism
revenues from enticing them
back as stopover visitors.
Earle Bethel, the Bahamas
Hotel Association's president,
added that the Bahamas was a
high cost destination, and prices
were unlikely to come down
drastically.
As a result, it had to focus on
giving tourists a value for mon-
ey experience.


Bahamian farmers 'have lost ground'


FROM page 1B Tropical Farms, told
the National Tourism
Conference: "The attempt to establish agricul-
tural linkage and making the Bahamian economy
work in harmony and partnership with its tourism
industry is. a challenge that seems to elude us........
"There are many, many challenges in the indus-
try, and one opinion I'd like to explain is no one
can make your business work for you. Only you
can do that." Reliability of supply, such as devel-
oping crops, fruits and vegetables in sufficient
quantities, and quality, and maintaining this, was
"a constant complaint" from buyers, while pricing
and packaging, and maintaining the product's
integrity in the supply chain, were other issues.
While the Bahamian hotel industry had built-up
significant capacity, natural disasters, the Citrus
canker disease on Abaco, and competitive factors


had meant that "in the short run, we have lost
ground".
Mr Deveaux said this could be regained, but
there needed to be a "systematic response to the
issues facing the sector" by the Ministry of Agri-
culture and all participants. He added that
Bahamians could not sit back and think "someone
owes us a living", calling for Bahamian producers
to develop minimum standards relating to prod-
uct prices, quality and service levels".
"Being Bahamian is just not enough to cut it
today," Mr Deveaux said. He added that if
Bahamians took advantage of the agricultural
opportunities available in this nation, the country
"won't have to worry about having to satisfy the
tourists with a unique Bahamian experience", as
they would gain this from eating the nation's
food and dishes.


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"FSCO has requested a copy
of the legal opinion indicating
that the security can be
enforced in the light of the fact
that the original transaction has
been restructured. Such an
opinion has not been provided
to date.
"In addition, FSCO is con-
cerned that shares are equity
and it is unclear how CCWIPP
can obtain or act on security
reportedly backing an equity
issue. This matter needs to be
fully explained and detailed,
supported by legal opinions......
The regulator also blasted
CCWIPP's attempts to keep its
Bahamian hotel investments


out of its real estate invest-
ments, keeping the pension
fund below statutory guidelines
that prevent it from investing
too much of its assets into one
industry.
The FSCO said the Bahami-
an investments were not secu-
rities in PRK Holdings, and
"the applicable quantitative
limits have been breached". It
ordered CCWIPP to amend its
accounting treatments for the
2005 accounts accordingly.
The FSCO report also
referred to a presentation given
to it on March 24, 2005, by
George Allen, the Florida real
estate broker who is attempt-


ing to sell South Ocean on
CCWIPP's behalf, and find a
joint venture partner for the
British Colonial Hilton.
At the latter resort, the plan
is for Island Global Yachting, a
New York-based developer, to
construct a marina, retail and
condominium complex, while
Greg Norman Golf Course
Design is upgrading the South
Ocean golf course.
At the March 2005 meeting,
CCWIPP said Mr Allen pro-
vided "full disclosure with
respect to the current status of
the prospective joint venture
partnerships for the various
Bahamian resorts".


Ground floor opportunity for ambitious

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structures domiciled in Nassau for many of its investment projects. Group projects
include joint ventures with international Investment Banks institutions and family
offices.

An opportunity arises for a few years qualified accountant to provide accounting
services to the Group holding company and its shareholders in Nassau. The role
represents a ground floor opportunity in the establishment of an increasing physical
presence in Nassau and will provide an exciting challenge to an ambitious accountant
who is looking to gain entry to a successful and fast growing international firm.
The role will include support to activities beyond the group's property interests.

The successful candidate will be Bahamian or will have the right to work in The
Bahamas, be fully qualified (USA CPA, Canadian or UK CA or equivalent), and
will have gained some sound practical experience in an audit firm, commercial
or industrial business. The candidate must be able to demonstrate excellent
interpersonal communication and first class English Language skills (other language
skills will be a plus), IT literacy and an attention to detail. For the right applicant
the position offers the opportunity to develop existing analysis and associated
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with lots of energy and a willingness to work whatever hours may be necessary,
as transactional circumstances require, in order to get the job done accurately and
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candidate.

Please send or deliver your detailed CV to The Chairman, The Winterbotham
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P.O. Box N-3026, Nassau, The Bahamas or email to: chairman@vip-wtb.com


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THE TRIBUNE.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that BETTYANN SKINNER, P.O. BOX
GT-2425, NO. 17 HILLCREST DRIVE, 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
13TH day of JANUARY, 2006 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that CHRISTOPHER WILLIAM
BAUGHMAN OF WEST BAY STREET, P.O. BOX N-1458,
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 5TH day of JANUARY, 2006 to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box
N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that JAMES McDERDMID WIBERG,
P.O. BOX CB-11000, #22 SANDFORD DRIVE, 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 5TH day of JANUARY,
2006 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
(a) TIMA OVERSEAS LTD. is in dissolution under the provisions
of the International Business Companies Act 2000.
(b) The Dissolution of the said Company commenced on the January
12, 2006 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and
registered by the Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Alisa Richardson of Shirley
House, 50 Shirley Street, Nassau, Bahamas.
(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the 12th day of February, 2006 to send their
names and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the
Liquidator of the company or, in default thereof, they may be
excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before such debts
are proved.
SJanuary 12, 2006
ALISA RICHARDSON
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY'


LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
(a) AMBERLEY INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LTD. is in
dissolution under the provisions of the International Business
Companies Act 2000.
(b) The Dissolution of the said Company commenced on the January
12, 2006 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and
registered by the Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Alisa Richardson of Shirley
House, 50 Shirley Street, Nassau, Bahamas.
(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the 12th day of February, 2006 to send their
names and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the
Liquidator of the company or, in default thereof, they may be
excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before such debts
are proved.
January 12, 2006
ALISA RICHARDSON
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY


Accounting firm




brings Christmas




joy to residents


STAFF at KPMG (Bahamas) bought and donated Christmas wish list from the residents of the home and purchased a girt frd
gifts and supplies to the 13 residents of the Soldier Road Senior each of the 13. The firm also donated supplies to the home to assist
Citizens' Home, treating them to an afternoon of carols on with their care of the residents, which should last for several
Wednesday, December 21. KPMG's staff obtained a Christmas months into the New Year.


Bahamian businessmen


in reverse osmosis bid


FROM page 1B
Corporation with the greatest
savings and consumers with the
lowest price. Yet this was dis-
puted by others, and impossible
to confirm. It is thought that
there is at least one more bid-
der for the Arawak Cay plant
whom The Tribune has been
unable to identify.


GRAPHIC ARTIST




NEEDED

The Tribune is growing and looking for an experienced
individual to work full time as a Graphic Artist.

The individual must be computer literate and
knowledgeable in InDesign, Freehand, QuarkExpress
and Photoshop.


The Arawak Cay plant is
being built to meet anticipat-
ed demand from Kerzner Inter-
national's Phase III project on
Paradise Island, which is sched-
uled to be completed and fully
open by April 2007.
Phillip Beneby, the Water &
Sewerage Corporation's gen-
eral manager, told a Bahamas
Hotel Association (BHA)


energy conservation seminar
last year of the new plant:
"That's expected early next
year. We're hoping to do a
pipeline around the island to
Phase III. We've signed an
agreement and if we don't do
it, we'll be penalised."
However, the recent infight-
ing at the Corporation between
its chairman and general man-
ager may have left it in danger
of failing to meet the deadline
for the Arawak Cay plant.
Abraham Butler, the gener-
al manager, identified the bid-
ding process for the plant -
which began in March 2005 -
as a source of friction between
himself and the chairman, Don-
ald Demeritte. "It was deter-
mined that the contract needed
to be awarded by the end of
June, 2005, to ensure the
required deadlines were satis-
fied and to avoid additional
costs through' the extension of
shipping contracts," he said.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that ALTON BAILEY, OF JONES
HEIGHTS, WEST, P.O. BOX SB-50196, 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 hot be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of the
facts within twenty-eight days from the 6TH day of JANUARY,
2006 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that MONIQUE JEAN, 1221 NE
6TH AVENUE, FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA 33304, 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 12TH day of JANUARY, 2006
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that ROSELAINE FORRESTER,
COLLINS AVENUE, 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 13TH day of JANUARY, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-.7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.


FROM page 1B

these sums to ensure it was
compliant with Internatidnal
Civil Aviation Organisati6n
(ICAO) standards, which
required 100 per cent secuti'ty
screening of all checked-in byg*
gage, tly January 1, 2006. o
The Bahamas has -ichietV
compliance, as failure lo do,'
could have seen this nation lsi
its US pre-clearance facility
with flights taking off from hil
nation banned from landinb;at
other international airports. "
Meanwhile, Gary Young,Ah1
Ministry of Tourism's direGopr
of research and statistics, yesi
terday revealed that a Visitor
Exit Survey from the 2005 firs$
quarter showed that 22 per cent
of tourists had complaiptd
about Nassau Internatiottal
Airport.
Complaints
Out of these complaints, Mt
Young said 42 per cent w;ire
non-specific, but 18 per centof
complainants said they had'td
wait too long in queues. Somi
12 per cent said NIA was no.
well-maintained and dirty, mnd
another 12 per cent said there
was nothing to do there. -" ,
Ms Armbrister yesterday
said NIA main terminal was
too small, but the Governnient
was negotiating with YVRAS
the international subsidiary'of
the Vancouver Airport opeta-
tor, YVR, over a contract to
manage the airport.
She added: "We're having
very positive discussions' oi
finalising arrangements fourth
management team at NIA'
You can expect to hear about
that in the future."
The Ministry of Transpo6r
had engaged a private firm to
extend Marsh Harbour Airport
in Abaco, and upgrades were
also planned for Treasure Gay
Airport.


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LEGENDARY Greg
L Norman put his
stamp of approval on the
reconstruction of the South
Ocean Golf Club.
It's a pity the'Bahamas
Government can't get the
icon, from Australia, to do
the same on a piece of prop-
erty for the development of
a public course.
Norman, known as the
"Great White Shark,"
designed and developed the
new course in Exuma. He
will be redesigning the
course at South Ocean this
year.
But with the members of
the Bahamas Golf Federa-
tion calling for facilities to
play on, perhaps the govern-
ment could have identified
a plot of land that Norman
could have taken into con-
sideration for construction.
I'm sure that with the
amount of time that Norman
and his team will be in the
Bahamas this year redevel-
oping the South Ocean pro-
ject, they could have fitted
in the public course.
It seems as if he has a keen
interest in helping the,


STUBBS

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OPINION


Bahamas.
Minister of Youth, Sports
and Culture Neville Wis-
dom, at a press conference
to announce Norman's
involvement in the South


Ocean project, said it has
been brought to his atten-
tion that the Bahamas will
need at least 6-8 golf courses
to accommodate the grow-
ing demand for the sport.
The redevelopment of
South Ocean will not put
that much of a dent into
those figures because the
property was always includ-
ed in the scope of things.
What is needed is addi-
tional courses and one that is
strictly open to the public.
More emphasis certainly
needs to be placed on devel-
oping a property that the
Bahamian people can call
their own. But it could be
good if Norman could stamp
his approval on it by devel-
oping it.
ABA MIGHT
BE A HARD SELL

D ie hard Bahamian
basketball fans
clearly remember the
famous Amateur Basketball
Association with the colorful
red, white and blue balls and
players sporting the high
afro.
After going silently into


the background following
the formation of the Nation-
al Basketball Association,
the ABA is back and it's
gaining some momentum


task of trying to get teams
involved throughout the
United States. He's also
looking at venturing here in
the Bahamas.


"Minister of Youth, Sports and
Culture Neville Wisdom, at a
press conference to announce
Norman's involvement in the
South Ocean project, said it has
been brought to his attention
that the Bhamas will need
at least 6-8 golf courses to
accommodate the growing
demand for the sport."


with a Bahamian directly
involved.
Ricardo Richardson, a for-
mer player with the Big Red
Machines of St. Augustine's
College, is a co-owner and
chief executive officer of the
new-look league in the Unit-
ed States.
The 35-year-old St. John's
University graduate have the


While it's been smooth
sailing in the United States,
it will probably take a lot
more convincing to get a
team off the ground in the
Bahamas. Bahamians are
more caught up with the
NBA.
But, with a Bahamian in
such a strategic position as
Richardson, I'm sure that, in


time, the Bahamas will even-
tually become a household
name as the ABA continues
to grow.
It would be good to see a
Bahamian team in the ABA.
But it would be even better
to see some of our top play-
ers playing professionally in
the league.
China, according to
Richardson, has a team com-
plete with just Chinese play-
ers. So why can't the:
Bahamas field a team that is
jammed pack with just
Bahamians?
We've always said that we
wanted to see the best tal-
ent that we have available
playing together.
Maybe, by putting a team,
together from the Bahamas,
this could be a start in ge,t-
ting us prepared to eventu-
ally play in the Olympic
Games.
Just like it's going to be a
task to get Bahamians inter-
ested in the ABA again,, it
will probably be just as
difficult to bring all the tal-
ent together to play,as a
unit.
Let's hope that Richard-
son can find the resources to
make it happen.


The ABA


'could


help Bahamas




sports tourism'


* BASKETBALL
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
RICARDO Richardson says the revitalised
Amateur Basketball Association could serve to
help with the promotion of sports tourism in the
Bahamas.
Richardson, a co-owner and chief executive
officer of the association, was back home earli-
er in the week to discuss the particulars for
the formation of a team here and the possibili-
ty of Bahamian players getting involved.
"It was great. The visit was great. I met with
several people who showed some interest,"
Richardson charged. "I will be back to have
another meeting with the Minister of Tourism,
Obie Wilchombe, for the formation of a
Bahamian team and promoting tourism
throughout the league."
On the idea of introducing a team to the
Bahamas, the 35-year-old St. Augustine's Col-
lege 1987 graduate said he was pleased with
the response he got.
"It felt good to be back home," he insisted.
"People have been able to see that I've done
something productive and they said 'hey, it's
great that you are doing this, but it's even
greater to see that you are giving back to the
Bahamas.'
"So I'm glad that I'm going to be able to give
back and it was even great that I got a lot of
reception from the people that I came in contact
with."
While negotiating with the powers that be,
Richardson also took the time out to travel to
his alma mater at St. Augustine's College where
he watched the Big Red Machines' senior boys
demolish the Temple Christian Suns.
It was a time for Richardson to reminisce
about the "good old days", when he participat-
ed on the Big Red Machines' basketball teams.
He also took the opportunity to spend time
with his former coaches and mentors John Todd
and Reggie Forbes.
"It was great to stand on the concrete court
that I played ball on," Richardson reflected.
"It was good to reminisce about when I was
there and then to see the kids go through what
I went through and show them that they have
the ability to do the same thing that I'm doing in
the business world."
Richardson, who graduated from St. John's
University in 1991 and ventured into the busi-
ness world, is pursuing another goal to own a
NBA team.
For those persons who have aspirations to
follow in his footsteps, Richardson had this to
say: "Don't give up because basketball and the
NBA is such a narrow road.
"But you have to look at it as a broad picture
and see if you want to be around the game, see
other things you can do around the game to
affect change and keep the focus," he charged.
"I'm blessed that I got the opportunity to
stay focused, stay in school. I went to school
on a basketball picture and I had all the aspira-
tions to play in the pros. But after the opportu-
nity existed in the business aspects of the game,


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and chief executive officer of the Amateur Bas-
ketball Association

I pursued it."
In the meantime, Richardson said he will be
returning to the United States where he will
continue to work on getting a Bahamian con-
nection by the summer.
"'I know there was a Kentucky Colonels' team
here, but we actually have a team in the ABA
named the Kentucky Colonels," said Richardson
of the team headed by former NBA player Tree
Rollins.
"I will try to get them involved, along with the
Florida Pitbulls that is led by Tim Hardaway. I
want to let the Bahamian people see what the
league is all about. So we will probably try to get
an All-Star team to come here first."
For those who have the opportunity to travel
to view their games, Richardson recommended
the All-Star Classic that is scheduled for the
weekend of February 9-11 at the Bank Atlantic
Center in Sunrise, Fort Lauderdale, Florida -
home to the Florida Pitbulls.
"The ABA is fast paced and friendly. That is
our slogan," Richardson stated. "So people will
want to go over and see the game. It's going be
exciting to watch.
"For instance, we created the three-point
shot. The NBA adopted that when they merged
with us. The fast and exciting dunks, we created
that. So we created the three-D rule and that is
very exciting. The All-Star will be highly
charged."


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GSSSA senior

basketball

season on hold

* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports
Reporter
WHILE they wait for a
ruling from the Govern-
ment Secondary Schools
Principals' Association, the
Government Secondary
Schools Sports Association
has put the senior division-
al basketball season on
hold.
CR Walker's coach
Trevor Grant, CI Gibson's
coach Kevin 'KJ' Johnson,
RM Bailey's coach Charles
'Chuck' Mackey, Dame
Doris Johnson's coach
Harcourt McCoy and CC
Sweeting's coach Julie Wil-
son are said to have violat-
ed the GSSSA's amended
constitution.
According to GSSSA
president Edna Forbes, the
coaches participated in the
South Andros Invitational
Tournament and/or the CI
Gibson Yuletide Tourna-
ment, which were not sanc-
tioned by the GSSSA.
Additionally, some
coaches were said to be in
violation of a players' rule
in the amended constitu-
tion, which stated that
players are not eligible to
participate for more than
three years in the senior
division.
In the letters written to
the coaches, Forbes said
that there was never any
indication that coaches
were being suspended.
Instead, she said that the
coaches were required to
write apologies.
Prior to the meeting on
Monday, which has halted
all senior basketball
games, only coaches Mack-
ey, McCoy and Wilson sub-
mitted their letters of apol-
ogy.,
Forbes said they are still
awaiting apologies from
coaches Grant and John-
son.
"Everybody else
replied," Forbes said.

Tournaments
While the sanctioning of
the tournaments turned
out to be a big issue,
Forbes said it shouldn't
because "all we want them
to do is get the permission
to play."
"All we want to do is
make sure that they are
playing under the proper
rules where the school chil-
dren are concerned."
Forbes said at this point,
they have had to cease play
this week as they wait for
the final verdict from the
principals' association.
McCoy, one of the
coaches who replied to the
GSSSA, said he wasn't
affected by the players' eli-
gibility, but he was cited
for the sanctioning situa-
tion.
"The fact of the matter is
the rules that are in dispute
are rules that most of the
member schools agreed
with at the beginning of
volleyball," he said.
"At the time, we were
asked to submit the names
of players that may be
under consideration.
"We agreed at the time
that the rule made would
go across the board for all
sports."
McCoy said after he
received a letter on the
sanctioning of tourna-
ments, he responded,
informing the GSSSA that
he was unaware that the
tournaments were not
sanctioned.
"If the rules are made
for us, that's the way it has
to go," he insisted.
With the league on a
hold, McCoy said he does-
n't have any problem sit-
ting out and waiting
until the matter is res-
olved.
In that way, he said, all
of the teams will play
under the same rules and


regulations.


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* BASKETBALL
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
AFTER getting off to a
slow start at the beginning of
the first half, the HO Nash
Lions put on a show to blow
out the CH Reeves Raptors.
The Government Sec-
ondary Schools Sports Asso-
ciation's three-time defend-
ing champions Lions turned a
22-15 first half lead into a 45-
30 rout on Thursday at the
DW Davis Gym.
"We're working with a lot


45-30 victory for the


defending champions


of seven graders, trying to get
them into the system," said
HO Nash's coach Patricia
'Patti' Johnson. "Hopefully
by the time we finish going
over the game today and
tomorrow, they will have an
idea of what's going on."
For the Lions, Kenya John-


son scored 14 and Ruth Ann
Henry contributed six.
Coach Johnson inserted the
younger players around the
leaders and Tannica Smith
came up with 11, while
Sashana Smith, the intimi-
dating centre, added six in the
win. Smith, however, was 0-


for-8 from the foul line.
"I have a lot of work to do
with this team," Johnson
stressed. "But the league is
very competitive. Donald
Davis has a very good squad,
CH is also pretty good, AF
as well and CC (Sweeting)
and SC (McPherson) are also
very good."
After surviving their first
two tests of the season, beat-
ing the Donald Davis Pitbulls
in their season opener, the
Lions will have to gear up to
play SC McPherson on Mon-
day in a rematch of last


Stas ee sinng it


0S


* BASKETBALL
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
OPENING up the game with an eight
point lead was just the beginning for the
Bahamas Academy Stars, as they closed
this week's playoff with a bang.
The Stars senior girls basketball team
easily disposed of the St Annes Bluewaves
team yesterday with a 61-18 victory.
The first six minutes of the game
belonged to the Stars all thanks to a per-
fect game from Shandia Major.
With Major's help, the Stars light shined
throughout the entire game. Opening the
game with an eight point lead appeared to
fuel the team, which was building quickly
on the lead.
Their defensive stand became an
unbreakable wall forcing the Bluewaves to
re-adjust. The scrambled offence from the
Bluewaves resulted in four fast break
points for the Stars.
Even when the Stars allowed the Blue-
waves to make a successful inbound pass
they weren't able to advance the ball past
the half court line.


Despite the half court press being
applied by the Stars, the Bluewaves were
given three chances to score.
Although all three opportunities came
from the free throw line, an open shot,
the Bluewaves still weren't able to score.
They ended the first quarter without post-
ing a score.
Building on a 12 point first quarter lead
was easy for the Stars even when they give
the Bluewaves open shots,
Refusing to play defence on the team,
the Stars allowed the Bluewaves to pene-
trate through the lane daring them to
score,

Connected
But this to an end when Vanessa Perig-
ord connected from the free throw line.
The successful shot came at the three
minute marker.
Scoring didn't sit too well with Major,
who in turn went on a shooting spree.
After picking off one of the Bluewaves'
passes, she darted down the court to hit
one of her many jumpers. Major also drew


the foul on the play.
The connection by her sparked a defen-
sive rally by the team, but the run came to
late, the Stars were in foul trouble.
Bluewaves big man Ivis Turner became
the go to man for the team in the post.
Turner's drop step became hard for the
Stars to defend and, every time she got
the ball, the move landed her on the free
throw line.
Her appearance on the line was chipping
away at the lead, which was now 31-9.
By the third quarter the Bluewaves plan
had changed. The team had decided to
send two defenders at Major, who had
already scored 15 points.
This plan didn't work too well as Major
danced her way out of the defensive traps.
The brilliant maneuvering resulted in a
three pointer from her,
She ended the game with 26 points, eight
rebounds and five steals. Turning up the
heat in the final quarter for the Stars was
Sheniqua'Carrol, chipping in with 19
points, 12 of which came from behind the
three point arch.
Top scorer for the Bluewaves was Perig-
ord with 7, Turner had three.


year's finals.
In the meantime, cbach
Jack Knowles is hoping'that
he can get his Raptors rolling
as he felt his team didn't play
up to the CH Reeves stan-
dard.
"Lack of practice showed
in the game. They didn't train
like they should and they ran
out of gas," Knowles admit-
ted. "No.5 (Takia Bain) has
been to only one practice and
she wasn't in any condition
and it showed."
Despite not being able to
run the full court on both
ends of the game, Bain did
explode for a game high 23
points. The southpaw had 13
alone in the first half to sin-
gle-handedly lead the Rap-
tors.
But, as the game pto,-
gressed, and the Lions went
to a full court man-to-bta
trap in the second half,;'h
didn't have the energy'tO
roam as she much as shb4io
the first half. ":
Kayla Johnson helped;ipt
with four and Kashella Bodie
had three in the losing effort.
It just wasn't enough to hold
off HO Nash.
The lead changed hands for
most of the first half as both
teams played it close. But the
Lions started to roar and
reeled off seven points as
they turned a 13-11 lead into
a 20-15 advantage and they
held on to a 22-15 half-timei
lead.
However, in the second:
half, HO Nash played the:
type of ball that they are.
accustomed to playing, run-,
ning the fast break and:
clamping down on the boards,
to control the game.
Even though they were;
caught lagging behind at,
times, coach Knowles said!
there's still hope for his Rap-
tors.
"As the season progresses,
we expect to get better,"
Knowles summed up.


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