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Blaze destroys historic
hotel, prominent resident
is presumed dead
Residents call for action over sewage overflow
* By KARIN HERIG and
JUST weeks after a fatal
plane crash killed 11 members,
of its community, Bimini once
again faces a tragedy with the
destruction of the island's main
tourist attraction and the pre-
sumed death of a prominent
A fire which broke out in the
early hours of yesterday
destroyed the world famous
Compleat Angler Hotel, reduc-
ing one of the old stomping
grounds of noted American
novelist Ernest Hemingway to
The Angler's caretaker,
Julian Brown, a former
Olympian in his 60s, is pre-
sumed to have died in the blaze
after helping the hotel's only
guest at the time to escape.
The fire destroyed priceless
Hemingway memorabilia and
irreplaceable historical artifacts.
The island's Chief Councillor
Natasha Bullard-Rolle strug-
gled for words as she described
what the loss means to the com-
"Now we are faced with not
only the news that there was yet
another loss of life, but this is a
huge economic loss as well," she
told The Tribune yesterday.
She said the hotel, which was
built in 1935, was the oldest
business establishment on the
island. Built by Bimini's lead-
ing entrepreneur at the time,
Harcourt Brown, it was the
Bahamas' first fishing club.
The Compleat Angler Hotel
has over the years become
world famous for having been
one of Hemingway's old haunts.
It is presumed that he penned
parts of two of his novels while
staying at the hotel.
Hemingway made the small
hotel his headquarters on and
off from 1935 to 1937 and the
room in which, he stayed
remained available to guests
throughout the years.
Part of hotel was also trans-
formed into the Hemingway
Museum, featuring walls lined
with photographs of the author
and other memorabilia, includ-
ing a replica of his fishing vessel
The museum's inventory
most notably included a photo
with Hemingway holding up the
remains of a 500-pound blue
marlin mauled by sharks, which
is said to have provided the
inspiration for his Nobel Prize
winning novel The Old Man
and the Sea.
Located on the main street
of Alice Town, and affiliated
with the Bimini Blue Water
Resort, it was built at a time
when big-game fishing was at
Built with Bahamian timber,
the face of the building was.
from rum barrels used during
the Prohibition era.
During Prohibition, Alice
Town was the Bahamas' largest
port and rum runners would
load their high speed boats with
liquor and smuggle it into Flori-
da. This gave the local economy
a significant boost until 1933.
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(Photo: Mario Duncanson/Tribune staff)
Ingraham Obie Wilchcombe
ivs ngromie highlights priorities
gives promise r Ministry of Tourism
to Exumians | By A FELICITY INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter
FNM LEADER Hubert Ingraham
promised Exumians that if his party
becomes the government it will continue its
policy of removing Bahamians from a cul-
ture of dependency on politicians, and
ensure that economic and social justice is
available to all.
Mr Ingraham, delivering his first address
as party leader at the FNM's rally at
George Town, Exuma last night, said the
FNM is moving forward rapidly now, for-
mulating its plans for its next term in office.
"Many of you are already in contact
with us. Let us hear from all of you. We are
inclusive; we care about and will listen and
heed your views," he said.
Mr Ingraham, describing Exuma as the
Bahamas' fourth employment centre, said
that that island was set for more significant
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TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe
closed the first annual National Tourism
Week by highlighting the top priorities for
his ministry Bahamian ownership of
land and development of the Family
Islands, a focus on the entertainment
industry, the reshaping of Bay Street to
restore the charms of old Nassau, further
development of the diving industry, and
improvements to the airport.
He wants all Bahamians to buy into the
knowledge that the Bahamas is theirs to
protect, preserve, and develop, with the
love and passion that makes the citizens of
this country unique.
"Bahamians have been toiling in the
industry for umpteen years, but are we
owning it? We have to preserve what our
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Man fights for life
A MAN is fighting for his life after being
shot numerous times.
Two male friends, one a 43-year-old res-
ident of Windsor Lane, off Soldier Road,
were in the area of Glendale Subdivision at
4.30 am on Friday when they were
approached by two armed men dressed in
dark clothing and wearing tams.
According to reports, the two men sud-
denly opened fire on the two friends.
The 43-year-old man was struck in his
hip, while his friend sustained multiple
gunshot wounds to his stomach, hip area
The victims were immediately rushed
to Princess Margaret Hospital.
At press time last night the Windsor
Lane man was listed in stable condition.
His friend, however, was in serious condi-
The identities of both men had not yet
been established, press liaison officer
Inspector Walter Evans said.
Investigations into the matter continue.
Concerns over fatal dog disease
* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Society and Veterinary offi-
cials are concerned about the
outbreak of a fatal canine dis-
ease that has already killed
several dogs on Grand
Tip Burrows, an official at
the Grand Bahama Humane
Society, reported that 26 dogs
at the shelter in Freeport have
died of the deadly disease,
which local veterinarians have
been unable to officially diag-
She said the shelter is
presently under quarantine
and has suspended its adop-
tion, and acceptance of stray
and unwanted animals until
the situation can be brought
under control. Only 38 dogs
have survived at the shelter.
"We still don't know why
the dogs are getting sick as
there have been no definitive
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have been dying
from a mysteri-
ous canine dis-
ease over the past
four weeks. Stray
dogs are vulnera-
ble, and pet own-
ers are being
urged to have
their dogs' vacci-
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Fears for caretaker missing
after fire at historic hotel
Julian Brown disappears
after rescuing guest
THE POPULAR caretaker of as Bimini, Hemingway beckoned
Still reeling from the shock of Stream, and lived in Bimini from i
the Chalks Airline catastrophe, 1935 to 1937.
the Bimini community went into The Complete Angler Resort's ,. .,i ::
shock upon learning that Julian popular bar and part museum was
Brown, described as an ambas- decorated with photos of the
sador to the island, went missing famous author and displays of his
after the blaze at a hotel Ernest writings.
Hemingway once called home. Pictures and articles about Gary
Priceless photographs and let- Hart, the US presidential hope-
ters written by Hemingway also ful whose campaign imploded in
went up in smoke. 1988 after visiting Bimini aboard
"We are stunned and we can't the yacht Monkey Business, also
believe it. Everyone's wondering went up in the blaze. Hart bowed
what happened. What did we out of the presidential race after
do?" said Katherine Weech, own- actress Donna Rice was pho- '
er of the Buccaneer Liquor and tographed sitting on his lap
Hardware Store in Bimini. aboard the luxury yacht in Bimini.
Mr Brown was believed to be in And photographs of record -
his 60s. breaking game fish -caught in
Mrs Weech, who lives near the tournaments that helped make .
hotel, awoke just before Sam on Bimini the fishing capital of the .
Friday to the sounds of the fire. Bahamas also were destroyed. ,.
It was reported that Mr Brown "Lots of history went up in that -' ".--.
got a guest out of the hotel after fire," Mrs Weech said.
the fire b o e bke heguest The cause of the blaze is still
thought Mr Brown was behind unknown.
him, but when he turned around, The fire truck had to make sev-
"he wasn't there," Mrs Weech eral trips to replenish its tank to THE historic Con
said. fight the blaze. BEC, which has plcte Angler inn and
Mr Brown was not only the an automatic hose and pump,0 Museum knon for t
caretaker of the Brown family's stepped in and pumped water famous arch (a bo e a
hotel, he was a magnet who onto the fire from the sea. far left), Heminga
attracted people because of his But the rubble was still smoul- m m ( ) ad i
wonderful personality. welcoming outside ba
"He was such a part of the (below) as de stroy
hotel. He would greet them and the fire on Friday.
make them feel at home. He was'\"hen the smooe
so well liked. He was full of sto- .:- cleared after the blze
ries. Fun. Smiles. Everyone who only the arch -as stae
met him loved him," Mrs Weech AnO
s a i d .
From an historic perspective, o h o 0c t
the fire deals a double blow to (Pha minPc /
tiny Bimini. I'ibnne at
Chalks Airways, a vital part of ot e
the island's history, was grounded C. at.
following the December 19, 2005 0
fatal crash at Government Cut off
Miami. Twenty people, including
11 Bimini residents, were killed.
Ernest Hemingway, the famous
author, helped put Bimini on the
At a time when few people
travelled to such remote places
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2006, PAGE 3
istrati\e i\\ng ot a school in Cat
Island earlier this week
The fire. which occurred on
Tuesday\ desirocd the princi-
pal's ortice and tour classrooms
at Arthur', To n High School.
The uigh school has S9 stu-
dents mn grades seen through
12 and employs 11 teachers
According it pn-ncipal Pnncc
Dean. about -10 per cent of the
students arc no %displaced as a
retullt ot the blaze
The language. reo gious knowl-
edge. history' and computer class-
roomms %e re destroy ed
Nhnister of Educauon Alfred
Sears promised staft and stu-
dents that hi's mnIistrin would do
e erithine it could to ensure that
the\ are not disadvantaged b.
The nirustir in Nassau is also
preparing to send books and
addciinal classro, nom supplies as
soon as possible
It has been proposed that an
old teacher s cottage on the
propcri, be used to ill in for the
clai;roomis that ,%rec dctroled
Students resumed classes on
Concerns for Bimini economy
after landmark is destroyed
0 In brief
POLICE have now
charged a fourth man with
the 2005 murder of Michael
Bissainthe, a Haitian, was
41 years old at the time of his
death. Bahamian Elfrance
Lepoudi, 18, of St Vincent
Road was yesterday charged
in connection with the mur-
der, which occurred on Sat-
urday, October 29.
Initial reports claimed that
on that date Bissainthe was
shot and killed at his home
on Faith Avenue South. He
was the 45th murder victim
for the year 2005.
Arson ruled out
in school fire
POLICE have ruled out arson
n he fire that gutted the admin-
THE Compleat Angler Hotel (above)
was famed for its collection of Ernest
Hemingway photos and memorabilia (left)
in the museum section of the establish-
(Photo: Paco Nunez/Tribune staff)
* By CARA BRENNEN
and KARIN HERIG
BIMINITES are once again struggling
to come to grips with a crippling blow to
their community, this time the loss of a
world famous and historical.landmark
on that island The Compleat Angler
After fire ravaged the hotel, once the
stomping ground of noted American
author Ernest Hemingway, residents are
fearful for the economic future of the
The island's Chief Councillor Natasha
Bullard-Rolle was overcome with. emo-
tion as she spoke with The Tribune yes-
"Just like on December 19, (when the
tragic Chalk's flight crashed killing 11
Biminites) its almost like we are in a
trance once again," she said.
She said that residents were still strug-
gling to come to grips with the crash and
to restore some degree of normalcy N hen
this latest tragedy struck.
*"Now we are faced with not onl\ the
news that there %\as \et another loss of
life. but this is a huge economic loss as
She explained that the hotel was the
oldest business on the island.
'"It was an outstanding tourist attrac-
tion. we had people who would seek to
travel to Bimini lust to see the Compleat
Mrs Bullard-Rolle said that in addition
to "irreplaceable and tangible" Hemmg-
"av memorabilia, the museum at the
Compleat Angler contained historical
photos of Bimini from the days it was
used as a rum-running base.
It was also the home of noted artist
C)Oze Brown, who wrote the popular song
Laiy Loit in Binuni.
Noted Bahamian recording artist Ste'ie
S and his band also got their start at the
club, and still played at the bar for free.
In fact. Mrs Bullard-Rolle. said that the
Compleat Angler was one of the fe"w
social hangouts for residents.
She said that Bmuni residents will once
again hate to dig deep inside themselves
and find enough spirit to bring them
through this latest ordeal.
Residents call for sewage R
problem to be addressed WLEF MIRE
M OTHE MATADOR
* By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
FRUSTRATED East Street north resi-
dents are calling on government to address
the constant sewage overflow problem in
the area. Colin Armbrister, who has lived in
the area for 25 years, said he is tired of the
sight and smell of human waste.
'He said that the neighbourhood has been
dealing with the problem for 20 years and
over the last five years, it has been worse.
'Yesterday, The Tribune visited the home
oIMr Armbrister, who lives a few buildings
Down from Audley C Kemp and Sons liquor
st re, where sewage could clearly be seen
o the doorstep.
,According to Mr Armbrister, anyone who
wilks the street in the area comes into con-
tact with the raw sewage. He added that
passing cars often splash the contaminated
water on passers-by.
The problem appears to be coming from
a government sewer line in the area, accord-
ing to residents.,
Mr Armbrister said he complained to the
Ministry of Health before Christmas and
was referred to MP Ron Pinder, the parlia-
mentary secretary for environmental health,
who was not available at the time.
He was further referred to the
Department of Environmental Health, he
"Every time their pump breaks down ...
to pump the sewer away, it backs up to
me," he said. "I can't even breathe some-
times sometimes I go to bed and I can't
breathe too good."
Rodney Darling, a barber in the area,
said that he and his customers are con-
stantly bothered by the foul odour from
"That is a terrible thing that ain't like
clear water, that is mess, and facing that
every morning that is not too nice," said
The site of the sewage overflow is not
far from the headquarters of the Farm Road
Project; the pilot project of government's
Urbans Renewal Programme.
Project co-ordinator Assistant Superin-
tendent of Police Stephen Dean said that he
only became aware of the problem in the
He said that the Water and Sewerage
Corporation has been contacted, as well
as the Department of Environmental
Mr Dean said that he spoke with an offi-
cial at Water and Sewerage, who told him
that an assessment crew was on the scene
yesterday morning to evaluate the prob-
When The Tribune contacted the Water
and Sewerage Corporation on Friday after-
noon, an official confirmed that the sewer
pipeline in the area is blocked.
He said that in order to fix the pipe, the
street will have to be dug up.
He said that workmen were sent to the
area last night to tackle the problem.
I pn invIei Up spe] aks out fpldl Ieten tionif cit iesi
HAVING been kept for 48
hours in a police holding cell,
German investor Harald
Fuhrmann is to launch a new
campaign against the Bahamas,
this time protesting against,
"inhuman" detention facilities.
Within hours of being fined
$50 for presenting Attorney
General Alfred Sears with his
"sour lemon" award, which
included a spray can of deter-
gent and a yellow cup bearing
the label 'Justice Stinks', the
campaigner was back on the
Mr Sears said he feared for
his life when Mr Fuhrmann
approached him during a legal
ceremony in Christ Church and
handed him a cylinder. In fact,
the "award" was Mr Fuhrman-
n's way of drawing attention to
what he regards as a corrupt
Bahamian legal profession. He
pleaded guilty to causing a
minor disturbance and the court
However, before his appear-
ance, Mr Fuhrmann said he was
arrested and detained for two
days to await a hearing. And he
said the conditions were inde-
"After five minutes, you get
an extreme headache because
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there is a terrible urine scent,"
"I was held in a cell in East
Street. There was no water to
drink, nowhere to sleep and
only grits and bologna sausage
to eat. When people wanted to
go to the toilet, the officers
ignored them, so they urinated
against the cell wall.
"Even worse, the cell was full
of roaches and rodents. There
is no flush toilet and when you
eventually get into the toilet,
after booking it in advance, the
bowl is filthy brown.
"These detainees are treated
like garbage and they haven't
even been before the court to
establish their guilt or otherwise.
It is a disgraceful situation.
"Those cells are a hell-hole.
I needed a long shower to get
the awful smell off my body."
Mr Fuhrmann, who has been
waging a ten-year Internet cru-
sade against some "corrupt"
Bahamian attorneys, says he will
now create more websites to
expose inhuman detention facil-
ities in the Bahamas.
"I have pictures and I intend
to show how bad the Bahamas
treats its own people. I have
been amazed at how many
Bahamians say they don't like
the Bahamas because of the cor-
ruption and injustice here.
"I intend to protest to the
Minister of National Security
Cynthia Pratt and also the police
commissioner, Paul Farquhar-
"I was held with other pris-
oners for 48 hours and there was
no air-conditioning, no place to
"There was one bench in the
cell and four people were left
arguing over who should use it
to sleep on. I recently had a
spinal operation and still suffer
"People here are not treated
like humans. This is an unsocial
country. You have an elite and a
lower class, and the lower class
is treated badly unless they can
get help from a church or polit-
Mr Fuhrmann said his cam-
paign against Bahamian lawyers
will now resume with even
He said: "There are more
than 800 lawyers, but there is
no law in this country. The
brochures say there are British
laws here, but that is all lies.
"The attorneys here are
above the law. There is a buddy-
buddy system and no justice."
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"It is hard, it is a tremendous pain to
bear." she said.
Coupled ith the Chalk's incident, she
said. the fire feels like "salt into a wound"
"You almost ha\e to ask how much
more must \e endure."
Phillipa Thompson, \ho worked in the
area, said residents were up from earls
morning when the fire was raging and
simple cannot believe what has happened
"This is a blow it was like Chalk's
was the first blow. People used Chalk's to
come to stay at the Compleat Angler."
She added that it is a huge loss not just
to residents, but to the world.
Upon hearing about the fre. Tourism
Minister Obie Wilchombe. \ho is also
the MP for the area. immediately tra\-
elled to the island. He \as deeply upset bN
Net another tragic e\ent in his con-
Mr Wilchcombe said that th Compleat
Angler was "the place to be" in Bmuni.
and served as a social centre for locals
and visitors alike.
"It \\as where ever one gathered. You
don't go to Bimini unless \ou isit the
Anglei." he said
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1' s sale
EDITOR, The Tribune.
SHELL'S sale of its
Bahamas and Turks and
Caicos islands' operations to
FOCOL has received fairly
widespread media coverage.
The strong likelihood that
the sale may dramatically alter
the prevailing equilibrium
between petroleum distribu-
tors and "retailers has seem-
ingly gone unnoticed. I had
not intended commenting on
this potential market desta-
bilisation until sometime later
in the year.
I did not, however, feel I
could allow the Nassau Insti-
tute's recent statement that
Jamaica's gasoline prices had
increased since that country
became a PetroCaribe signa-
tory to go unchallenged.
Progression to the broader
gasoline topic, which I now
address, followed naturally.
The Institute's article
echoed a sentiment I penned
sometime ago regarding local
Market forces, which caused
gasoline prices to spike when
demand significantly out-
stripped supply, had similarly
caused prices to retreat once
crude production and gasoline
refining, disrupted by Katri-
na and Wilma, were restored.
The same market forces
which caused prices to spike
then normalize in the
Bahamas, produced similar
responses in Jamaica.
The Jamaica price decrease
is well documented in a
November 20, 2005 story in
The Sunday Observer
under the bold caption:
"Petrol price down by 24%
The lead sentence of the
story reads: "Fuel prices in
Jamaica have declined by as
much as 24 per cent in the six
weeks since it peaked at the
beginning of October, the fig-
The Nassau Institute's asser-
tion that prices have risen in
Jamaica is erroneous.
While the Institute and I
share a common view on the
posture the Bahamas should
adopt regarding PetroCaribe,
Jamaica's significant, high
interest rate debt and the
bilateral agreements it has
forged with Venezuela, secur-
ing low interest rate loans of
close to US$200 million to
facilitate expansion and mod-
ernisation of the Petrojam
refinery in Kingston and
US$300 million to complete
the final phase of Highway
2000, the toll road segment
linking Kingston to Ocho
Rios, likely justifies its partic-
ipation in the accord.
Now back to FOCOL's pur-
chase of Shell's business inter-
Prior to the FOCOL pur-
chase, except for Freeport, the
bulk petroleum operations.
retail, service station opera-
tions, this sector of the econo-
my having been "reserved"
The multi-nationals rely on
"not quite independent" third
party operators to get their
products into the market
FOCOL, not only operates
in the bulk petroleum sphere
but also owns and operates
service stations in Grand
Bahama through its Grand
Because of its Bahamian
ownership, it can presumably
now do likewise elsewhere in
the Bahamas. FOCOL will
thus be able to exercise far
more leverage over its retail-
ers than its competitors.
On the surface, to restore
the equilibrium which has
been disturbed, the present
restriction on ownership/oper-
ation of service stations should
Such a step will enhance the
Commerce and Industry Min-
ister's prospects to champion
the people's cause by lowering
gasoline prices, an objective
he has assiduously pursued.
Thus far, recommendations
from his Ministry that guar-
anteed margins presently
earned by distributors and
retailers alike should be rolled
back appear to have fallen on
deaf ears among his Cabinet
The only impediment to
Venezuela's PDVSA estab-
lishing bulk gasoline storage
facilities and its Total brand
owning/operating service sta-
tions will have been removed
once the present ownership
restrictions are lifted.
Consumers should then be
able to purchase gasoline a
minimum of 80 cents below
prices charged by other sta-
tions (based on figures prof-
fered earlier by the Minister),
without the Bahamas ratify-
ing the PetroCaribe accord.
The National Petroleum
Corporation foetus, which has
endured an extended gesta-
tion period, can immediately
West Ba-y 'p ham Rd.
(opposite Fish FrJ, i of ie fruit v ydo)
Thursday 12th Saturday 14th
Thursday 19th Saturday 21st
on all items \h while
Open 12:00 8:00pm
Of course, the chosenr
few", who have been looking,
forward to meaningful
employment within the Cor-!
poration, will no doubt be
sorely disappointed. :
Liberalising the market will
regrettably likely result in the
demise of several poorly oper-
ated service stations.
In a previous letter to the
editor, I indicated that the
moratorium on opening .9~
new service stations ought o,
It is imperative, as we pr,
pare for the globalisatip"n:
onslaught, that we begin t:
eliminate protectionist barrio,
ers, erected to give a handful
of individuals a start in busi-
ness, many times to the detri,
ment of the wider public.~ ; i.
Market forces, rather 'than:
should now become the det&e
The interest of the rnriati
will be best served by an 6peni
market place giving rise to
MICHAEL R MOSS
January 9, 2006.
reports to be
EDITOR, The Tribune
IT IS over 30-days since
The Tribune's John Mar-
quis wrote extensively
about allegations of a mas-
sive scandal at the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs' Coit-
sular section with regard
to the issuance of visas idc
Haitian and Chinese:
Public statements frotjf
the Ministry, including ih;
Minister, indicated that the-
Public Service Commission
and the Royal Bahama'S
Police have been instruct
ed to investigate. '
Surely it is time that the |
reports are completed, sir,
and the findings made pub-
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PAGE 4, SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2006
WHY YOU VEX?
SBy CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
"I vex that Nassau Inter-
national is in such a bad state.
It is a disgrace, no wonder
tourists say that they will nev-
er come back to Nassau. I
was there to drop my daugh-
ter to go back to school and
you know, the porters had the
nerve to charge five dollars
for the trolley. That was not
the' tip mind you no, that
wasjust for them to give you
the trolley and then they
turned around and had the
nerve to ask for a tip. It is a
y. Vex at the Airport
S"I vex at the woman in one
restaurant who was so stingy
-'when the man was short
five cents and wanted to buy
a'soda, she wouldn't let him. I.
mean the man just spend
rimhey on a whole meal and
aiked if he could bring the
five cents in another day and
she.said no. Didn't even blink
-Now I understand that they
have a business to run but
sometimes you have, to use
.yourhead. See that was a $.95
she.would havemade even
though she had to lose five
cents, but more importantly if
sh .had given him the soda
she would have had a cus-.
tomer for life. But because of
1er stinginess she lost not.
only that customer, but other
customers in the store who
was turned off by her atti-
tude." And these the same
people who don't like give ya
your. one cent change. So
them pennies what left over
would have made up the dif-
S""I vex at how'all the gov-
ernments giving away the
people'sland, pretty soon our
children ga have to go on the
family island just to go swim-
ming or see one piece of
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Bahamian contractor claims
he is owed money by ministry
* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT A Bahamian contrac-
tor is claiming that he still owed money by
the Ministry of Housing for work done on
a home in the Millennium Gardens Sub-
division over a year ago.
Urban Cartwright said he entered into
a building contract with the government
on July 1, 2004 for the construction of a
three bedroom, two bathroom home at a
cost of $58,000.
He broke his contract with the govern-
ment during phase two of the project after
items and materials were allegedly stolen
from the site by another contractor, he
Mr Cartwright claims that he is owed a
total $8,671 $6,000 for labour in stage
two and $2,671 for the value of the alleged
stolen items covered under the risk insur-
He has received only $1,041 from the
ministry to date for labour in stage two, he
"I just want what is owed to me and I
am calling on the Minister of Housing
Shane Gibson to step in and intervene in
the matter," he said.
Gordon Major, director of technical
services at the Ministry of Housing, said
Mr Cartwright failed to complete four of
the eight requirements in stage two.
Additionally, he said, corrective work
had to be carried out on the electrical
and plumbing work done in stage one.
In response to the stolen items, Mr
Major explained that the risk insurance
covers only items stolen from the building.
"We are not responsible for materials
that the contractor leaves on site," he
Mr Cartwright claims that 32 pieces of
forms for the beltcourse and various oth-
er items were stolen from the building
by another contractor.
He reported the incident to Mr Major,
who promised to look into the matter,
He also filed a complaint with the
Grove Police Station.
"This is the second time that items were
stolen from the site and nothing was done
about it, so I stopped the work and told
them I was no longer interested in the
Mr Cartwright stands behind the qual-
ity of work.
"1 have been in the construction busi-
ness for 26 years. I have been contracted
by the government for eight years.
"There was nothing wrong with stage
one and I question why Mr Major waited
almost 11 months to say that the plumb-
ing work in phase one was wrong. He
never pointed that out earlier during
phase one," he said.
Mr Cartwright retained legal services of
the law firm Davis & Co in October 2005,
which has sent several letters to the min-
istry in an effort to resolve the matter,
"The facts are before the ministry and
I am asking the minister to step in and
resolve the problem," he said.
edia [ rged toB ILbIeI. more I cautiod ISIRIuIIMs inrpting
* By A FELICITY
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE local media \"as cau-
tioned by the Ministry of
Tourism and the Royal
Bahamas Police Force to be
more cautious in its reporting.
because negative stories about
the Bahamas are disseminated
worldwide and ha3e far-reach-
ing effect on tourism.
As the National Tourism
Conference turned its attention
to the subject: "Safetr and secu-
rit\ in a tourism en\ ironment".
it was pointed out that media
plaNs a major role in potential
tourists' perception of the
-"People ldll generally assume
we'ree safe. and it only changes
when something happens and
someone tells them otherwise."*
said tourism director general
Vernice \ alkine.
She said her ministry has
By NATARIO, McKENZIE
NEW amendments to the exchange controls on capital accounts in
the Bahamas are expected to further liberalise and deepen the capital
market and improve the viability of the Bahamas International Stock
Exchange, finance officials noted.
The Central Bank of the Bahamas yesterday announced 10 amend-
ments to the previous exchange control regime, focusing mainly on the
relaxation of capital account restrictions.
These changes are estimated to have an impact of $50 million to $60
million annually) on fbreignrieerves:according to Central Bank-gov-
ernor \Vendy Craig. : .., ,
Minister of State for Finance James Smith-said; that it.is hoped that
the these ameiindments Will change "the Bahamian outlook in terms of
The National Insurance Board, which was previously only allowed
to invest its savings in domestic assets, will now be permitted to invest
a maximum of $25 million per year in foreign securities.
This, according to Mr Smith, widens the investment policies of the
fund and hopefully will strengthen it in terms of potentially maximis-
ing returns to Bahamian owners of the fund.
The previous premium bid and offer rate of 25 and 20 per cent
respectively for residents making real estate investments overseas has
been halved to 12.5 per cent and 10 per cent respectively, it was
Existing investors, should they choose, will be given until March 2006
to liquidate their capital investments through the Investment Curren-
cy Market at the old offer rate of 20 per cent.
With respect to real estate investment in timeshare properties
abroad, residents may now invest up to $25,000 per family unit once
every 10 years.
On the issue of employee stock option shares, it was announced that
the investment limit has been increased from $10,000 per year to
Residents employed by offshore and foreign owned companies who
have been allowed to participate in the employee stock option, which
is usually given as a benefit of employment, can now take further
advantage of this opportunity.
When giving up Bahamian residency to live abroad the limit to the
amount of money a person can transfer out of the Bahamas has been
increased from $125,000 Bahamian to $250,000 per family.
On the issue of consumer loans, permanent and temporary resi-
dents are now allowed to borrow up to $50,000 Bahamian for consumer
related purposes. This is an increases from previous borrowing limits
of $15,000 for the purchase of vehicles and $6,000 for local expenses.
Temporary residents who have lived and worked in the Bahamas for
at least three years may now get Bahamian mortgage loans of up to
$200,000 to finance owner-occupied dwellings. Previously these persons
were permitted to borrow up to 50 per cent of the mortgage amount.
Mr Smith added that Bahamian companies listed on BISX may
now be cross listed on principal CARICOM exchanges.
"The affect of this is to permit the Bahamian investor to expand his
investment policies in foreign securities" he explained.
This is to inform the public that the
road known as BRACE RIDGE,
which is off of East Bay Street,
between New Gate Road and
Johnson Road, will be CLOSED to
the public on:-
JANUARY 15, 2006
IN ORDER TO RETAIN OWNERSHIP
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been working \er\ hard to min-
Imise the tallout \whenever
lourisis do become the victims
In some instances, she said,
tourists do not e'en report
crimes that happen to them -
even if the\ ha\e lost money\ or
She said the rmmsntr. goes out
of its way to contact and assist
such visitors so that the\ know
Bahamians do care "-\V ha\e
responsibility to protect them.
Christopher Rahming said that
the Police Tourism Section are
being commended for an
"excellent job" in helping to
reduce crimes against tourists
in the downtown and Arawak
He added however that the
local media must also do its part
to help make visitors feel safe.
He pointed to an article in
last week Friday's Tribune
about a tourist being robbed at
Arawak Cay claiming that this
turned out to be false.
Tle Tribune quoted a caller
on ]fove 97's talk show, Issues
of the Day, who relayed the
details of the alleged robbery
to host Michael Pintard.
The, conference also looked
a.U ) ,
at a "case-in-point" of negail\e
media perception, the Paul Gal-
Paul \\as a t\ol eai-old bo\
enjoying a family \aciation on
Paradise Island when a speed-
boat. cheering out of control.
skipped onto the beach
The boat struck Paul on the
head and he recci'ed fatal
The following factors in the
case were pointed out
Media peicepiion of inade-
quate government response
provided the platform for con-
tinuous UK media scrutiny and
local authorities and British
investigators amplified media
Negative perception of
Bahamian authorities was cre-
ated due to what was seen as
"delayed" enforcement of safe-
ty standards and regulations
The media portrayed "slow
response" as evidence of appar-
According to the presenters,
the lesson to be learned from
the incident is that it is impor-
tant to take rapid and appro-
priate action at the onset of a
* *. . *. : *" '- :., ; .
* TOURISM director
general Vernice Walkine
crisis and demonstrate a
fundamental commitment to
addressing any underlying
Also addressing the session
was Assistant Commissioner of
Police Reginald Ferguson, who
said making Bay Street a "walk-
ing zone" by banning all motor
traffic would greatly assist in
the reduction of crime in the
Peter Duda of the New York
publicity firm Weber Shadwick
advised tourism officials that
the reality on the ground must
meet visitors' perception of
. . ,- I
SATURDAY, JANUARY -14, 2006, PAGE 5
11 S-U -R r
PAGE 6, SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2006
Online boost for Blood and Fire
THE controversial new book
about the Oakes murder case
has been given a major online
boost by the Internet's biggest
It is being offered by Ama-
zon in a joint package with the
new novel by bestselling crime
writer John Grisham.
It means the book, Blood and
Fire, by Nassau journalist John
Marquis, will be exposed to hun-
dreds of thousands of Grisham
fans over the next few weeks.
And it will be tied in with a
discounted package, with Blood
and Fire selling alongside
Grisham's latest novel, The Bro-
Mr Marquis, The Tribune's
managing editor, said last night:
"Mr Grisham is a very popular
crime writer. Amazon have evi-
dently decided to offer this spe-
cial two-book deal because a lot
of Grisham fans were buying
Blood and Fire.
"This opens up tremendous
new sales opportunities for my
book all over the world. I'm
very pleased about it."
Also encouraging is Ama-
zon's announcement that it is
now down to the last two hard-
back copies of Blood and Fire,
but that more are on order.
The good news is echoed by
Nassau bookshops, whose pre-
Christmas rush for the book has
made it one of the most suc-
cessful launches ever staged in
Gregory Lee of Island Mer-
chants said: "I can't remember
any other launch like it. The
hardback is still selling well,
though supplies are now run-
ning very low. I think the trade
paperback will come out next
to cash in on the tourist mar-
Also encouraging for the
author is the positive feedback,
with Amazon readers giving the
book a four-star rating.
He said: "Blood and Fire was
launched right here in Nassau,
which is a long way from the big
book centres like London and
"It has therefore not been
able to cash in on big reviews,
although there have been sev-
eral stories about the book in
international papers. All in all,
though, it has been a tremen-
dous launch, especially for a first
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YOUNG MAN'S VIEW
0 By ADRIAN GIBSON
HYPOCRISY and dou-
bletalk appear to be a
plague infecting many people,
most notably today's politicians
and public leaders.
I think that in this regard act-
ing Governor General Paul
Adderley's acceptance of the
post as the queen's representa-
tive, after years of denouncing
British honours, cannot go
While Mr Adderley can be
considered an elder statesman
and deserves due appreciation
for his contributions to our
nation, his career has been
marred by controversial positions
and what some see as flip-flop-
After some years as an early
member of the PLP, Mr Adder-
ley became frustrated with Sir
Lynden Pindling's leadership and
left to form his own party, the
During this time, he vehe-
mently opposed the PLP, but in a
move comparable to Bernard
Nottage's, he rejoined the PLP
after the 1972 election, which
had been promoted as a refer-
endum on independence.
For several years, Mr Adder-
ley has denounced the signifi-
cance of representing the Queen
- our former colonial monarch
- in an independent Bahamas.
Even further, Mr Adderley
has been captured on record
expressing his antagonism
towards accepting honours from
The irony of this today, and a
most laughable one, is that he is
now the representative of Queen
Elizabeth II. Well, I'll be! Is this
the same man who resisted
lawyers as Queen's Counsel?
Now, will Paul Adderley defy
the urge or will he accept the
nudge to become the full-fledged
GG? Will Mr Adderley make
the eight-hour trek across the
Atlantic to be knighted Sir Paul?
In addition to what appears
to be the acting Governor Gen-
eral's recent flip-flopping, he is
known to have engendered con-
troversy in the past by undiplo-
matically dabbling into provoca-
According to Michael Craton
and Gail Saunders, in 1973 the
Bahamas exerted its sovereignty
by negotiating rental payments
with the US for the AUTEC
base and other general surveil-
Additionally, the government
attained a $10 million loan to
develop the BARTAD agricul-
tural programme in Andros.
However, in an effort to rene-
gotiate they later sought
increased payments, extra devel-
opment loans, long-term com-
mitments and assurances of local
However, Craton and Saun-
ders note that the US stood by
earlier agreements and declared
the ineligibility of the Bahamas
for soft development loans due
to the annual per capital income
(then $2,000) being twice the lim-
it for US foreign aid.
Being External Affairs Minis-
ter at that time, Mr Adderley's
response led to tense relations
with the US when he said that
they would be asked to "disband
and leave their installations" if
no agreement could be reached
(Craton and Saunders).
Finally, in 1978 Sir Lynden
Pindling eased tensions by saying
that his government had not
intended that the US should get
out and leave our country or
anything like that.
In more recent times, Paul
Adderley stunningly wrote a dis-
courteous and ominous letter to
Sol Kerzner of Kerzner Interna-
tional that accused him of swin-
dling the FNM government into
granting generous concessions'
for the mega Atlantis resort on
In words reminiscent of the
days of the "old" PLP's victimii-
sation, Mr Adderley portentous-:
ly told Mr Kerzner that if he held
the then government to the
terms of their agreement "you
stand to risk having to renegoti-
ate it in 1997, one year before it'
comes into effect and after you
will have spent or committed
most of your company's $300'
million; or your very best bet
would be that you would have
to renegotiate after the elections
in.2002 when your agreement
would be four years old with 16
years to run?"
Mr Adderley felt that every
Bahamian, together with the
international finance community,
would support a renegotiation
of Kerzner's agreement. His
notion backfired and was widely
One wonders where was Paul
Adderley when the Baha Mar
deal was being negotiated?
In this New Year and with a
looming election, let's all be less
hypocritical and more straight-
forward and prudent.
Power is an all-consuining
force that leads many people to
forget their own words and
become rattled by what could be
interpreted by an onlooker to be
selfish ambitions and the knack
for social prominence!
+ THE BAHAMAS, +
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
CONFERENCE OF THE METHODIST
___ CHURCH IN THE CARIBBEAN AND
L'EGLISE METHODISTE DANS LA CARAIBE ET LES AMERIQUES
NASSAU CIRCUIT OF CHURCHES
108 Montrose Avenue
P.O. Box EE-16379, Nassau, Bahamas; Telephone:
325-6432; Fax: 328-2784; firstname.lastname@example.org
METHODISM: RAISED UP IN THE PROVIDENCE OF GOD,
TO REFORM THE NATION, BUT ESPECIALLY THE CHURCH AND TO
SPREAD SCRIPTURAL HOLINESS THROUGHOUT THE LAND
(Father John Wesley)
"Celebrating 223 years of continuous Methodist witness for Christ in The
THE 3RD LORD'S DAY SABBATH AFTER THE FESTIVAL OF
THENATIVITY, JANUARY 15,2006 The Revelation in the Temple
INTROIT AND COLLECT:
Blessed are they who dwell in Your House, they will always be praising
You. How lovely are Your dwellings, O Lord of Hosts. My soul longs and
faints for the courts of the Lord, my heart and flesh cry out for the Living
LORD JESUS CHRIST, in Your Holy Childhood You were found in Your
Father's House and You were subject to Your parents; bless all our homes
with faithfulness and love, that we, and all Your people, may grow in
wisdom and grace, and find our place in the fellowship of Your Church
and in union with You our common Lord and Saviour.
WESLEY METHODIST CHURCH (Malcolm Rd East)
7:00 a.m. Mr. Arthur Chase, Lay Preacher
11::00 a.m. Mr. Arthur Chase
RHODES MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH (108 Montrose Ave. at
7:00 a.m. Rhodes Memorial Fellowship of Worship Leaders: Misses
Betty Clarke and Natasha Rolle Mesdames Adelina Morris
and Constance Gibson
10:00 a.m. Miss Patrice Strachan, Lay Precher
11:00 a.m. Miss Patrice Strachan
6:30 p.m. Conducted by Rhodes Memorial Young Adults Group
COKE MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH (Rose Street, Fox Hill),
11:00 a.m. Conducted by the Youth Group
PROVIDENCE METHODIST CHURCH (Shirley Plaza)
11:00 a.m. Mrs. Cecilia Gardiner, Lay Preacher and the Youth
HERITAGE OF REDEEMING LOVE METHODIST CHURCH (28
Crawford St, Oakes Field)
7:00 a.m. Miss Katie Carter, Lay Preacher
10:00 a.m. Mr. Andrew Hunter, Lay Preacher
GOOD SHEPHERD (20 Cedar Terrace, Tall Pines)
8:00 p.m. Conducted by the Congregaitonal Stewards
CROIX-DES-MISSIONS ALDERSGATE (Quackoo Street)
9 a.m. Conducted by Coke Memorial Church
METHODIST MISSION CENTRE (Quackoo St)
Thrift Shop and other Ministries
JOHN WESLEY METHODIST COLLEGE (28 Crawford St., Oakes
Field) Reception to Primary
CIRCUIT DISCIPLE PROGRAMS
Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. at Wesley Methodist Church, Malcolm Road, East
Thursday at 10 a.m. and at 6:45 p.m. at Rhodes Memorial Methodist Church
OBSERVING THE FAST Thursdays after the evening meal to Friday
RADIO PROGRAMS: Vision On the Lord's Day, ZNS 1 at 9 p.m.; Great
Hymns of Inspiration On the Lord's Day, Radio 810 at 5:00 p.m.; Family
Vibes, ZNS 1, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS AFFECTED BY HURRICANE WILMA
AND OTHER NATURAL DISASTERS; THE PRIVY COUNCIL APPEAL
The 194th Annual Session of The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands Conference
of Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas meeting in Freeport
Grand Bahama, January 13-23, 2006
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PERSONS wishing to leave
Nassau should give Grand
Bahama serious considera-
tion as it has the capacity to
hold the entire Bahamian
population and has an
record, Grand Bahama Port
Authority (GBPA) deputy
chairman Mrs Willie Moss
"We have the infrastruc-
ture to.accommodate 250,000
people: in Freeport alone, and
the entire island can accom-
modate the whole Bahamas
and more about 600,000
without bursting at the
seams," she told delegates at
the National.Tourism Con-
Addressing the topic of
development planning during
the final day of the confer-
ence, Mrs Moss said Freeport
is a model for success, and
perhaps "the most-planned
city in the region".
She explained Freeport has
in place a development plan
covering five decades, which
began being implemented in
The master plan for
Freeport has been so suc-
cessful that it has now extend-
ed to some of the extremities
of the island, she added.
Mrs Moss gave the example
of the Maritime Center,
which has become "tremen-
dously industrialized" to the
point where considerations
are now being made to move
the cruise port from the area.
She said the GBPA has
entered into discussions with
Grand Bahama Port
chairman Willie Moss
speaks at National
the Ministry of Tourism to
this end, and a feasibility
study is underway to find a
suitable alternative site that
will offer maximum exposure
to the island for cruise visi-
She noted that on one
hand, Grand Bahama was
dealt a blow the closure of
the Royal Oasis Resort in
2004 due to hurricanes
Frances and Jeanne; but on
the other, the island is set to
benefit from a commitment
by the Ginn Corporation to
develop 2,000 acres of land
in West End.
The closure of Royal Oasis'
meant the loss of 1,100 jobs,
$25 million in salaries, the
closure of 1,050 rooms, and
extended losses of over $60
million for the Grand
In an effort to encourage
persons to invest in grand
Bahama, the GBPA has
added a component on its
website, gbdevco.com. which
allows visitors to pinpoint and
examine property from an
Tyrone Sawyer, director of
airlift development, told the
conference that he believes
it is important for zones to
be established throughout the
archipelago to preserve land
for Bahamians who do not
have the financial resources
to purchase land at this time.
Mrs Moss said the issue of
preserving land for Bahami-
ans had been considered by
the board, but zoning had
been specifically avoided
because board members did
not want Bahamians to feel
as if they were being put in
one category and excluded
from other opportunities.
Focusing on some of the
positive attributes of Grand
Bahama, and reasons why it
represents a "wonderful
opportunity" for investment,
Mrs Moss reminded delegates
that il is the home of the leg-
endary Bonefish Foley; home
of one of the nation's premier
properties in Old Bahama
Bay: home of Eight Mile
Rock, the largest settlement
in the Bahamas: and home of
the largest explored under-
water cave system in the
world in East End.
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Sunday, January 15th tium
Friday, January 20th, 2006
at 7:30 p.m. Aigli/i,
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In Days Gone By: remembering
the life of George Mackey
* GEORGE Mackey with his wife Betty and former Prime Minister Sir Lynden Pindling and Lady Marguerite Pindling in the 1970s.
1984 PLP convention chairman George Mackey, deputy
speaker of the House of Assembly and MP for St Michael's, warns
delegates that hale% er is discussed during the presentation of
party officers including Prime Minister Sir Lnden Pindling and
Depul) Leader Arlhur D Hanna remain inside Ihe party.
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N 1988 FOX HILL MP George Mackey receives a plaque of appreciation from Gloria Lockhart, music teacher at
Sandilands Primary School. Mr Mackey was honoured by the school for his continued service and interest in the institution,
which he said is responsible for his becoming the person that he did.
GLEE Club Concert in 1974: George and Betty Mackey, under
whose patronage the Club's Nassau concert "as held, with Paul
Hume, director of the Georgetown Glee Club (second from right).
Rev John F Sullivan, pastor of St Joseph's Church (far left), and Rev
Paul Leonard Hagarty, Bishop of Nassau, were also at the party.
1988 FOX Hill Improvement: Looking at the plans for the
new Fox Hill round-about are George Mackey, founder of the
Fox Hill Community Development Association, with (I-r) Mike
Cole, site agent for Balfour Beatty; association treasurer Wilt-
shire Bethel and chairman Clarence Ferguson.
ask or rs. ddeley
* 1975 PLP chairman
George Mackey responds to
questions at a press confer-
ence held during the party's
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W H A T 'S ON IN AND
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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,
Suprstir, Good As New open Wednesday thru Saturday 8pm, Sun-
day at 6pm. Amateur musicians try out & Open mic Wednesday &
SThursday after band practices. Professional musicians welcome to sit in
Son jams Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Book now for special events, con-
ccri,. pri.iic parties. Call 393-2800 (393-BUZZ) or www.thebuz-
znmghiiluh hi 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. Admission $35, all inclusive food and drink..
Karaoke Music Mondaze @ Topshotters Sports Bar. Drink specials all
night long, including karaoke warm-up drink to get you started. Par-
ty from 8pm-until.
Reggae Tuesdays @ Bahama Boom. Cover charge includes a free
Guinness and there should be lots of prizes and surprises. Admission:
Ladies $10 and Men $15.
Hump Day Happy Hour @ Topshotters Sports Bar every Wednesday
5pm-8pm. Free appetizers and numerous drink specials.
The Pit @ Bahama Boom, every Thursday. Doors open at 9pm, show-
time 11.30pm. Cover charge $15. $10 with flyer.
Fantasy Fridays @ Fluid Lounge, featuring late '80s music in the VIP
Lounge, Top of the charts in the Main Lounge, neon lights and Go Go
dancers. Admission: Ladies free before llpm, $15 after; Guys $20 all
Centre, Blake Road. Dinner is provided and free blood sugar, blood
pressure and cholesterol testing is available. For more info call 702-4646
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.
Paul Hanna, Tabatha and Gernie, and the Caribbean Express perform
at Traveller's Rest, West Bay St, every Sunday, 6.30pm-9.30pm.
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.
The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (NAGB) will host a series
of workshops during January that will feature a number of guest lec-
turers. Sue Katz-Lightbourn will be the lecturer for the Youth Work-
shop on Collage. The workshop is open to children eight years and old-
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
Drawing from Nature. The workshop is open to children 12 years and
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-
tact the NAGB for more details and to secure a space in the class of
their choice. The NAGB will also be hosting a Narrow Focus Film
Series on the New Directions in Filmmaking in the Bahamas guest lec-
turer will be Dr Ian Strachan. The workshop is free and open to the pub-
lic and will be held Thursday, January 19 at 6:30pm at the NAGB.
Dicky Mo's @ Cable Beach. Flavoured Fridays Happy Hour, every Fri-
day. Drink specials: Smirnoff Kamikaze Shots, $1; Smimoff 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. Rum
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 Society 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, Wednesday-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.
Diabetes Directions a FREE diabetic support group meets the first
Monday of each month at 6.30pm
m8 -N : I at New Providence Community
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-
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
Toastmasters Club 1095 meets Tuesday, 7.30pm @ C C Sweeting
Senior School's Dining Room, College Avenue off Moss Road. Club
9477 meets Friday, 7pm.@ Bahamas Baptist Community College Rm
A19, Jean St. Club 3956 meets Thursday, 7.30pm @ British Colonial
Hilton. Club 1600 meets Thursday, 8.30pm @ SuperClubs Breezes.
Club 7178 meets Tuesday, 6pm @ The J Whitney Pinder Building,
Club 2437 meets every second, fourth and fifth Wednesday at the J
Whitney Pinder Building, Collins Ave at 6pm. Club 612315 meets
Monday 6pm @ Wyndham Nassau Resort, Cable Beach. Club 753494
meets every Wednesday, 6pm-8pm in the Solomon's Building, East-
West Highway. Club 3596 meets at the British Colonial Hilton Mon-
days at 7pm. Club Cousteau 7343 meets every Tuesday night at 7.30
in the Chickcharney Hotel, Fresh Creek, Central Andros. All are
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
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-mail: email@example.com
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priorities for Ministry of Tourism
FROM page one
forefathers fought for and sacrificed
for. Why can't I get more young people
to see that there is no match for 'My
Bahamas'? There should be no match
to us. We are already out there, others
are catching up."
He said National Tourism Week
(NTW) was not an opportunity for
his ministry's staff to pat themselves
on the back or blow their own horns.
Despite the fact that occupancy levels
are up, as well as the average daily
rates, Mr Wilchcombe said they want-
ed to look at "where we are, and
where we need to be."
"We are not afraid to work with the
difficult or hard questions. That's what
I like most about the Ministry of
Tourism we're unafraid to admit
where we are, and identify and
address the difficulties, tweaking it all
the time to make it better at each
passing moment," said Minister Wilch-
Mr Wilchcombe wants to see
Bahamians move out of just offering
services in the industry, towards grab-
bing a piece of the investment pie. He
recalled the opening address of pro-
fessor Rex Nettleford, who encour-
aged tourism officials to own the
country, not just for themselves, but to
pave the way for future generations.
"Bahamians all over the country
have to buy into the love for the
Bahamas," said Mr Wilchcombe.
"Half of our difficulties relate to us
not understanding, and to allowing
others to carry our load."
He asked who was responsible for
cleaning our streets, for delivering
good service, or for creating and man-
ufacturing "our craft".
"Should we not tell the world every
day I can make a difference?"
Focusing on the entertainment
industry, Mr Wilchcombe said "we
have erred as a nation because we
closed our doors and have taken
entertainers out of our establish-
ments." He said a major review of
hotels has to be done, because he
doesn't see why one of them hasn't
an all Bahamian review showcased.
"We must bring entertainers back
into the tourism picture," he said,
adding that those who are sitting idle
now, will soon be engaged once the
ministry's efforts in that regard are
Speaking on the subject of the
facelift for Bay Street, Mr Wilch-
combe said he wants to see the
romance of old Nassau re-established,
announcing that a romance confer-
ence is in the works for late 2006, or
The diving industry, he said, needs
to be further developed, because of
the wonderful underwater, unmatched
in some areas to other underwater
sites around the world.
The ministry spent $300,000 in the
diving industry last year.
Call centres should be established in
this country in the near future, he said.
Looking at India's successful call cen-
tre industry, Mr Wilchcombe said he
would like to see less outsourcing of
calls to the US.
Indigenous Bahamian craft need to
swarm the markets at all spots around
the islands, he said, and China-made
souvenirs should be a thing of the
He wants to be able to employ more
Bahamians in various areas of the
industry by introducing initiatives that
would lend to the creation of more
The ministry plans to produce,
magazine, featuring the real faces,
the Bahamas, which would be place
on aircraft, cruise ships, and hotels t
assist in giving the visitor more rea1
sons to return. '
In terms of the airport, the minister
said despite criticism, much work iV
being done, led by Minister Glenyt
Hanna Martin, to help with th'*
improvement of the airport. I
"I've seen all the criticism abot.f
the airport," he said. "We've bee')
moving all along to make it better
We want the level, throughout thl'
Commonwealth of the Bahamas, ft.
be higher, because we're movirfc
towards excellence. Excellence wit:
take us to a common, loftier goal." -
Finally, the minister wants to ste
world tourism sites developed
throughout the archipelago.
Ingraham gives promise
FROM page one
growth when the FNM left
office in 2002. A lot of time, he
said, was spent in preparing
Exuma for this "economic
boom." He said that the FNM
is pleased that they are arriv-
ing and reaching the goals
However, he told Exumians
that they must not tarry. He
said it is important that they
take full advantage of the
opportunities that the various
developments in tourism are
It pained him, he said, that
the present government has
done so little to capitalise on
the foundations for develop-
ment left in place by the FNM
"Instead they rest on our lau-
rels and attend opening cere-
monies for projects with which
they had little or nothing to do
in creating or fostering," he
He added: "Don't be fooled
by the PLP. They're very inter-
ested in themselves; you count
for less. They hardly think
about or remember you, the
people, until its time to ask for
He said that he has leader-
ship to offer to the island of
Exuma. He told supporters that
his service has always been
about creating opportunities for
the young men and women of
the country, and for the chil-
dren, so that they could achieve
their full potential.
"My service has been about
lending assistance to the job-
less, to the physically and or
mentally impaired, to the aged;
to all those least able to help
themselves," he said.
He said that the FNM is ded-
icated to Family Island devel-
opment. He reminded his lis-
teners that.while in office the
FNM upgraded and improved
ZNS radio reception and intro-
duced cable television and con-
nected the Family Islands, not
only to Nassau, but to the
Bimini fire tragedy
FROM page one
Minister of Tourism and MP for Bimini Obie Wilchcombe
said yesterday, that this latest tragedy is a "knock-down, but not
a knock-out" for the island.
"I've found that these events make us stronger as a people.
Just like after the plane crash, we are now more united as a com-
Police on the island and a fire team sent in from Grand
Bahama are still investigating the cause of the fire.
"Because of the FNM,
nobody has to tell you what
goes on in your House of
Assembly; with channel 53, the
Parliamentary Channel, you
can sit in the comfort of your
homes and watch what goes on
from your living room televi-
sions," he said.
Mr Ingraham said he has
always wanted and still wants a
government that will work for
the benefit'and advancement
of all Bahamians.
"I want a government which
will remove political affiliation
as criterion to obtain a job or a
contract or a licence or a
favourable government deci-
"I want fair-play, fairness and
compassion to be the hallmark
of government administration.
We made tremendous strides
toward achieving these things
during tl\o consecutive terms
in office," said Mr Ingraham.
Mr Ingraham reminded Exu-
mians of the importance of reg-
istering to vote. He especially
encourage all those who did not
register to vote in the last elec-
tions, including those who
would have reached the age of
18 before the last elections, to
ensure that they register now.
"If you do not register, you
cannot vote and if you do not
vote you cannot determine who
the next government of the
Bahamas will be.
"Register, vote, and put the
FNM back in office for your
good, for the good of your chil-
dren andfor the good of our
beloved Bahamaland," he said.
fatal dog disease
FROM page one
diagnoses in laboratory tests,"
said Ms Burrows.
Although there has been
no positive identification, a
local veterinarian believes
strongly that it may be
Dr Owen Hanna of
Health Healing Centre said
they first noticed that dogs
were getting ill about three
to four weeks ago.
"We started seeing ani-
mals showing signs of canine
distemper, which is a rather
unique disease. Many dis-
eases affect one of the major
body systems, like the respi-
ratory system, digestive or
nervous system. But, this
particular disease is caused
by a virus and has the ability
to affect all of those sys-
Dr Hanna said infected
animals usually start out
with respiratory or digestive
He said animals may also
display puss-like nasal ahd
eye discharge. As the disease
progresses, the animal devel-
ops pneumonia with very
laboured breathing and an
extremely high temperature
of about 105 degrees.
According to Dr Hanna,
some animals have also
shown neurological prob-
lems such as lack of coordi-
nation and having difficulty
walking or having seizures.
"There are some animals,
but not all that are display-
ing a full range of the symp-
toms," he said.
Dr Hanna said that blood
samples have been sent to a
university abroad for testing
but has come back negative
for canine distemper.
"We have not been able to
confirm that it is what it is,
but they feel as we do that
we are dealing with canine
Veteran veterinarian Dr
Allan Bater of Freeport Ani-
mal Clinic said that canine
distemper has not been seen
in the Bahamas for decades.
"Certainly, something is
going on, but I believe it
may be too early to give a
definitive opinion that it is
Dr Hanna said that-they
are in the process of send-
ing off tissue samples to a
university abroad that car-
ries out special studies on
"They are very interested
in this type of disease and
we really want to try to iden-
tify definitively exactly what
we are dealing with," he
In the meantime, Dr Han-
na is urging pet owners to
ensure that their animals'
vaccination for distemper is
"All dogs who are not cur-
rent within the last year on
their vaccination for distem-
per, we are recommending
that they come in and have a
vaccination done," he said.
Human Society official Tip
Burrows reported that an
animal was brought in from
Abaco experiencing similar
symptoms. The dog has since
been treated and has
She noted that stray dogs
are very vulnerable to the
"Most the dogs we deal
with are strays. This disease
did not originate from the
Humane Society. It just so,
happens that we deal with,
neglected and unwanted'
stray dogs," she said.
According to Dr Hanna,-
the problem of stray animals
and animal roaming. could.
cause a serious outbreak. :.-
He said that they are see-
ing three dogs per day com-I
ing in as .patients and have:.
had to euthanise nine froi,:
the Humane Society ar.d:
"The thing that makes the
situation in Freeport and iii',
other parts of the Bahamas"
so vulnerable is the large.
number of stray and owned:
dogs we have roaming thie
"Anytime we have a high-'"
ly contagious disease enter--
ing the environment it is
very easily spread. And with
all of these free roaming
dogs in our streets and cities'
it is a real problem because a
disease like canine distem-
per can spread throughout7
the community in no time,;'
and I think that is part of the"
problem we have.
"It is a very serious di's-
ease. There have been some:
animals treated that have.
responded and some that
have died and some that we.
had to put to sleep because"
they were in such poor coni-,
dition," he said.
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Reception at the BAAA annual awards
* AT THE BAAA Awards Presentation, (1-r) Dennis Darling Sr; Debbie Williams; Tonique
Williams-Darling; and her husband, Dennis Darling Jr. Ten-year old Devynne Charlton (red dress),
runs the 100m, 200m, and participates in the long jump at her school, St Francis St Joseph. Her goal
is to one day follow in Tonique Williams-Darling's footsteps.
* SENATOR Dr Bernard Nottage, chairman of the CAC Games held in the Bahamas; Pauline
Davis-Thompson, member of the Golden Girls' 4 x 100m relay team, former national record hold-
er in the 400m, and a silver medalist at the Olympic Games; Eldece Clarke-Lewis, member of the
Golden Girls' 4 x 100m relay team; and Neville Wisdom, Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture.
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* OPENING of the Legal Year at the Court of Appeal (pictured l-r) Privy Councillor Lord Scott
of Foscote and his wife, chat with Attorney Ralph David Seligman QC, one of the Bahamas' leading
practicioners, in the law firm of Graham, Thompson & Co.
* JACQUELINE MURRAY, permanent secretary in the office of the Attorney General;
Alfred Sears, Attorney General and Minister of Education; and Deborah Frasier, acting direc-
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MIAMI HERALD SPORTS
a class of their
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
AFTER a year of tough
races on the sea, the South-
ern Cross has captured the
boat of the year title in the A
Sailing away with top hon-
ours in the B class was The
Lady Natalie while the Lady
Eunice took the top prize in
the C class.
The decision, which was
noted to be a very tough one
by Bahamas Boat Owners and
Sailing Association (BBOSA)
commodore Phillip McPhee,
was revealed yesterday, on the
eve of the annual Boat of the
The event will be held today
on board the Island Link.
According to McPhee, the
continuous participation by
theboats made this year's
decision very tough:
McPhee noted that 2005
was the first time every boat
made an attempt to partici-
pate in all of the regattas.
Only a few points separated
the winner of the A class from
the runners-up. Finishing in
second in the A class was the
Red Stripes with Good News
coming in third.
Finishing in the second spot
in the C class was Bulla Reg
and the Lady Ruthnell came
McPhee said: "We are
expecting all the boat skippers
to be on hand for the award
"Last year was a great year
for regatta, most all the boats
sailed in the'regattas an
improvement from the pervi-
"This year we are expecting
the same type of showing from
the skippers and their boats.
All of the regattas will be
judged on points."
Sailors will also have the
recently added national cham-
pion award to look forward to
at the celebrations.
The new award will be pre-
sented by McPhee.
Special awards will also be
given to captain Josh Green,
Mark Knowles, Jessie
Knowles and Elusie Thomp-
son at this time, for their con-
tribution to sloop sailing in the
The annual New Year's
Day regatta is set to begin at
10am at Montagu Beach.
Hitting the waters first will
be the C class boats with the
A class boats setting sail at
Boats sailing out of the B
class will set sail,next Satur-
day at 11am.
* THE Lady Natalie, winner of the B Class
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By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
THE 10th annual Albury
Sayles Primary School Cross
Country is all set to go and
organizers are expecting big
numbers to take part.
The meet, which is held in
conjunction with the Bahamas
Association of Athletic Asso-
ciation (BAAA), will be held
in memory of Oscar Ander-
son, a former coach of the
The date of the competition
is Saturday, 21st January,
beginning at Fort Charlotte.
There will be six categories
of competition: an eight and
under, nine-10 and 11 and 12
boys and girls. The meet is
designed for primary school
in the eight and under divi-
sion will have to complete a
distance of 1.5km; 2.5km for
division nine-10; and a 3km
for students in the 11-12 divi-
, Meet organiser Shirley
Mireault said the anticipation
for this meet is mounting,
10th annual event
set for 21 st January
especially since it is the only
meet that caters solely to pri-
mary school students.
She said: "Although we
haven't received any of the
application forms as yet, we
are expecting big numbers.
"This is one of the meets on
the BAAA's calendar that
everyone looks forward to.
This meet is only for primary
school students, giving them
an opportunity to shine.
"All the other meets are for
either junior or high school
students, as of late they have
just started to include the pri-
mary school division.
"But we are expecting big
numbers from both clubs and
Although Mircault extend-
ed invitations to club teams,
students participating in the
meet must represent their
Awards and points will
only be given to athletes
registered to a respective
These prizes will be given
to the top six finishers in each
category along with six divi-
sional awards i and ;m ouicall
The divisional award will be
given to the school who has
the first six athletes cross the
Deadline for entry forms is
set for Thursday and Friday,
January 18 and 19th.
Entry forms can be picked
up at the BAAA's office and
at the Albury Saylcs Primary
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friend experience life's ups and downs. 0 about winning. her boyfnend. pers
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I FE Swanson, David Keeley. Strange events plague a del Mar. Sara O'Meara and Yvonne Fedderson found Childhelp USA.
woman in her childhood home. (CC) (CC)
To Catch a MSNBC Investigates: Cops MSNBC Investigates Utah State Headliners & Legends "Jeffrey
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** FOOLS ** STEPMOM (1998, Drama) Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris. A woman tries *' SWEET NO-.
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Matthew Perry. (CC)
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of the faux finished walls.
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tent 0 (CC) murder of a cabbie. (CC) law is found murdered. (CC) woman's deadly plunge.
VH1 * THE JACKSONS: AN AMERICAN DREAM (1992, Biography) Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, Angela Bassett, Alex Burrall. Based
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0 (CC) O'Neill and Dr. Bob Amot. Mary Murphy (CC)
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(5:30)*t* *** OCEAN'S TWELVE (2004, Comedy-Drama) George Clooney, (:15)*** SPIDER-MAN 2 (2004,
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investigate cocaine dealer. (CC)
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(2004) 'R' (CC) island resort. 'R' (CC) strength and agility.'PG-13' (CC)
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try to raise a killer child. n'R' (CC) rapists. 0 'R' (CC)
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and an unconventional mom. faces ostracism. 0 'PG-13' (CC) -
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